The Dagger of Time possesses the basic shape and silhouette of its game counterpart, but is markedly different in actual appearance, looking like an actual weapon that would be found in the era (rather than a sleek, futuristic-looking weapon).
Unlike the Dagger of Time from Ubisoft Montreal's Sands of Time Trilogy, the Dagger in The Sands of Time only has the ability to reverse time for no longer than a minute; additionally, its time-manipulating abilities cannot be used in combat like its game counterpart, as when Dastan accidentally presses the jewel pommel when attempting to fight Tamina, it immediately reverses time to before their fight, rather than aiding him in combat. The Sands of Time are stored within the glass hilt of the weapon. How the Sands of Time are transferred into the weapon is never revealed, however, if need be, an amulet holding extra sand (likely created by the gods alongside the Dagger) can be used to restore its depleted amount.
When its wielder manipulates time, the Sands of Time flow out and form an intricate pattern design on half of the wielder's arms and torso, similar to that of the Dark Prince from Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
According to Tamina, the dagger "Is not much more than a dull knife" without the Sands of Time.
The Dagger of Time was created when the Gods were convinced by a young girl to spare humanity. With the sandstorm trapped inside a sandglass, the Gods ensured that the only thing that could break the crystal was the Dagger of Time.
Guarded by Tamina's family, the Dagger was placed inside a holy tabernacle atop the High Temple in Alamut which is guarded by Princess Tamina. Prince Dastan however, found it during their invasion into the city and he managed to discover and use its abilities to his advantage.
Events of The Sands of Time
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