The Master Sword is not only a sword though. In the storyline for "Ocarina of Time" it acted as a key, and its pedestal was the lock. Upon removing or inserting the sword from the pedestal, you could travel back and forward in time by about seven years. In the storyline for "A Link to the Past", the Master Sword shoots a magical energy beam out of the end when Link is full on life energy. In all storylines involving the Master Sword, major enemies (including Ganon) attempt to fire evil magic beams at Link intending to kill him. This is where the Master Sword comes in handy; it is immune to evil, and can be used to deflect the evil away from Link, most of the time back at its caster.
The Master Sword is commonly referred to as "The blade of evil's bane". Tragically, upon pulling the Master Sword from the pedestal, the ancient seal on Ganon's magic is broken, and he only becomes stronger. Such is the fate of Link, Ganon, and Princess Zelda.
- Ganon, taunting Link about the Master Sword
"Hey gurl, snort, U wanna touch teh Master Sword? If U think U can properly wield it, of course, snort, snort, hehehehe."
In this Age of Miracles, any man may attempt to wield the power of the Master Sword. Google "Albion Conan Master Sword" if you dare attempt to heft the real deal, fully sharpened.
No other sword, other than perhaps the Atlantean Sword (which Conan himself yields) can compare (including Excalibur, bitches!).
Points to Master Sword
Master: "Conan, what is best in life?"
Conan: "To crush your enemies, to have them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women."
Master: "This is Good."
Conan (later, about to face battle, swearing on his Atlantean Sword): "Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That's what's important! Valor pleases you, Crom... so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"