The arms race stopped around the 17th Century, when the Scarlet Knight's sword and Black Dragoon's claws became for the most part what they still are today. Here's a more detailed breakdown of their weapons:
Dragoon claws: Like Wolverine or Freddy Krueger, the Black Dragoon's main weapons are metal claws. He has one claw to each finger (and thumb) for a total of ten. Plus there is one larger spike on each of the Dragoon's feet. The claws are razor-sharp, sharp enough to pretty much cut through anything--including the Scarlet Knight's armor. The claws can also be fired like darts at longer-range targets. After all the claws on a hand are gone, they can also regenerate. The spikes on the feet have the same ability. The claws and spikes can also vary in size, from a couple inches long to several feet. When the claws are longer they can also be broken off to use like a spear, which is good for keeping an enemy at bay. These capabilities make the Dragoon a very deadly opponent.
|Artist's conception of the Sword of Justice|
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