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20th Jul '17 4:53:30 PM Galacton
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An enigmatic foe, clad head to toe in armor black as night, [[TwentyFourHourArmor which he is never seen without]]. Usually ridiculously powerful, he is feared by all who know of him. Wielding a sword, speaking in a [[BadassBaritone low monotone]] or sinister growl, and looking totally badass while doing it, he is almost always a major antagonist. TheHero probably has a score to settle with him. The mystery surrounding his true identity is often a main plot point. Given his armor, he can show up and fight in TheTourney without betraying it.

Commonly fills the role of TheDragon in fantasy stories, since when done right, Black Knights are absurdly cool. A Black Knight is usually found in settings in which a KnightInShiningArmor is also present. Frequently, they [[BloodKnight revel in combat]]. Sometimes, [[DarkIsNotEvil they're not actually evil]], but merely a SelfProclaimedKnight. Sometimes, [[SamusIsAGirl they're even a girl]]. Sometimes there's nothing but the [[AnimatedArmor suit of armor]].

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An enigmatic foe, warrior, clad head to toe in armor black as night, [[TwentyFourHourArmor which he is never seen without]]. Usually ridiculously powerful, he is feared by all who know of him. Wielding a sword, speaking in a [[BadassBaritone low monotone]] or sinister growl, and looking totally badass while doing it, he is almost always a major antagonist. Commonly filling the role of TheDragon in fantasy stories. TheHero probably has a score to settle with him. The mystery surrounding his true identity is often a main plot point. Given his armor, he can show up and fight in TheTourney without betraying it.

Commonly fills
it. Sometimes there's nothing but the role [[AnimatedArmor suit of TheDragon in fantasy stories, since when done right, Black Knights are absurdly cool. A Black Knight is usually found in settings in which a KnightInShiningArmor is also present. Frequently, they [[BloodKnight revel in combat]]. Sometimes, [[DarkIsNotEvil they're not actually evil]], but merely a SelfProclaimedKnight.armor]]. Sometimes, [[SamusIsAGirl they're even a girl]]. Sometimes there's nothing

A Black Knight is usually found in settings in which a KnightInShiningArmor is also present. Frequently, they [[BloodKnight revel in combat]]. A common subversion is that [[DarkIsNotEvil they're not actually evil]],
but the [[AnimatedArmor suit of armor]].
merely a SelfProclaimedKnight.



A SubTrope of EvilWearsBlack. A MonsterKnight has a high chance of being a Black Knight. If the Black Knight is in service to a female villain, then it may be a case of [[LadyAndKnight Dark Lady and Black Knight]]. See also DarthVaderClone, because that black space knight is really influential, as well as TinTyrant when an EvilOverlord dons a set of black armor covering the entire body. Contrast ThePaladin.

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A SubTrope of EvilWearsBlack. A MonsterKnight has a high chance of being a Black Knight. If the Black Knight is in service to a female villain, then it may be a case of [[LadyAndKnight Dark Lady and Black Knight]]. See also DarthVaderClone, because that black space knight Darth Vader himself is really influential, as an [[OlderThanTheyThink example of this trope]]. As well as TinTyrant when an EvilOverlord dons a set of black armor covering the entire body. Contrast ThePaladin.
14th Jul '17 8:40:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The Black Knight's compatriot [[TheBrute General Bertram]] is also a classic Black Knight. Dressed all in black armor and riding astride a black horse, he speaks only in hisses, has a MysteriousPast that is only hinted at, is armed with the life-draining Runesword, and keeps his face concealed behind his visor. In the sequel he's revealed to be [[spoiler:Princess (now Queen) Elincia's Uncle Renning, courtesy of some brainwashing from Izuka]].

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** The Black Knight's compatriot [[TheBrute General Bertram]] is also a classic Black Knight. Dressed all in black armor and riding astride a black horse, he speaks only in hisses, has a MysteriousPast that is only hinted at, is armed with the life-draining Runesword, and keeps his face concealed behind his visor. In the sequel he's revealed to be [[spoiler:Princess (now Queen) Elincia's Uncle Uncle/Geoffrey and Bastian's mentor, Prince Renning, courtesy who had been BrainwashedAndCrazy after being given a PsychoSerum by the MadScientist Izuka. Bastian keeps him locked away as he desperately searches for the cure, and he's ultimately saved by the Herons' [[MagicMusic Galdr of some brainwashing from Izuka]].Rebirth]].]]


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*** ''Echoes'' adds a second Black Knight: Prince Berkut, nephew to Emperor Rudolf and heir apparent to the throne of Rigel. He's a young, arrogant and very powerful paladin with black armor, EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette looks and one Hell of a RightMakesMight mentality, which leads him to clash with Alm and his group constantly. [[spoiler: And learning that Alm is the HiddenBackUpPrince, Rudolf's true son ''and'' TheChosenOne [[BreakTheHaughty leads him]] [[DespairEventHorizon to]] [[SanitySlippage complete]] [[DealwithTheDevil insanity]].]]
3rd Jul '17 9:52:30 AM Prometheus117
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* The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' is Myth/KingArthur gone evil. [[spoiler:Except not really, for he is but an illusion conjured by Merlin, Merlina's grandfather.]] Ironically enough, while it seems like he wears black, The Black Knight actually wears ''gold'' armor, albeit of a dark shade and thanks to lighting.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'':
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The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' titular BlackKnight is Myth/KingArthur gone evil. [[spoiler:Except not really, for he is but an illusion conjured by Merlin, Merlina's grandfather.]] Ironically enough, while it seems like he wears black, The Black Knight actually wears ''gold'' armor, albeit of a dark shade and thanks to lighting.



** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Merlina]] herself takes the physical appearance of a ghostly King Arthur during her boss battle, and her armor is completely changes black once she TurnsRed near the end]].

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** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Merlina]] herself takes the physical appearance of a ghostly King Arthur during her boss battle, and her armor is completely changes black once she TurnsRed near the end]].



* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfCamelot'', Myth/KingArthur has to joist the Black Knight to save Sir Gawain. Well, he doesn't [[UnwinnableByDesign HAVE]] to.

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* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfCamelot'', Myth/KingArthur has to joist joust the Black Knight to save Sir Gawain. Well, he doesn't [[UnwinnableByDesign HAVE]] to.
3rd Jul '17 9:48:55 AM Prometheus117
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* The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' is Myth/KingArthur gone evil. [[spoiler:Except not really, for he is but an illusion conjured by Merlin, Merlina's grandfather.]] Ironically enough, while it seems like he wears black, The Black Knight actually wears ''gold'' armor.

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* The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' is Myth/KingArthur gone evil. [[spoiler:Except not really, for he is but an illusion conjured by Merlin, Merlina's grandfather.]] Ironically enough, while it seems like he wears black, The Black Knight actually wears ''gold'' armor.armor, albeit of a dark shade and thanks to lighting.


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** [[spoiler:[[BigBad Merlina]] herself takes the physical appearance of a ghostly King Arthur during her boss battle, and her armor is completely changes black once she TurnsRed near the end]].
13th Jun '17 9:39:16 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'' has Ezekiel aka Zeke, a knight who works for Emperor Rudolf but joins Alm's group after they save his girlfriend and partner Tatiana. [[spoiler: Again, he is the surviving Camus - but he has TraumaInducedAmnesia after barely surviviing said supposed death. He joins Alm's cause not just for Tatiana's sake, buit because his boss and benefactor Rudolf told him to help "a boy with a mark in his arm", aka [[TheChosenOne Alm]]. If he lives to the end of the game, his endings confirm that he recovers his Camus memories and reinvents himself as Sirius...]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'' has Ezekiel aka Zeke, a knight who works for Emperor Rudolf but joins Alm's group after they save his girlfriend and partner Tatiana. He has black armor contrasting with [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold his blond hair]], is implied to be a ShellShockedVeteran, keeps his calm and noble behavior even when he's briefly ForcedIntoEvil, and is ''quite'' badass. [[spoiler: Again, he is the surviving Camus - but he has TraumaInducedAmnesia after barely surviviing said supposed death. He joins Alm's cause not just for Tatiana's sake, buit because his boss and benefactor Rudolf told him to help "a boy with a mark in his arm", aka [[TheChosenOne Alm]]. If he lives to the end of the game, his endings confirm that he recovers his Camus memories and reinvents himself as Sirius...]]
13th Jun '17 9:17:53 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'' has Ezekiel aka Zeke, a knight who works for Emperor Rudolf but joins Alm's group after they save his girlfriend and partner Tatiana. [[spoiler: Again, he is the surviving Camus - but he has TraumaInducedAmnesia after barely surviviing said supposed death. He joins Alm's cause not just for Tatiana's sake, buit because his boss and benefactor Rudolf told him to help "a boy with a mark in his arm", aka [[TheChosenOne Alm]]. If he lives to the end of the game, his endings confirm that he recovers his Camus memories and reinvents himself as Sirius...]]
9th Jun '17 3:25:39 PM nombretomado
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* Midnighter from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is like a more [[BloodKnight kill-happy]] Franchise/{{Batman}}; he's one of the most feared fighters in the {{Wildstorm}} universe, and dedicated to making 'a finer world' -- even if he needs to kill for it. He's explicitly labelled a knight by Gaia Rothstein, who begs him to rescue her from an [[FairytaleMotifs evil sorcerer holding her hostage]], and rewards him in true fairytale fashion when he completes his quest. He even gets to slay a dragon!

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* Midnighter from ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' is like a more [[BloodKnight kill-happy]] Franchise/{{Batman}}; he's one of the most feared fighters in the {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} universe, and dedicated to making 'a finer world' -- even if he needs to kill for it. He's explicitly labelled a knight by Gaia Rothstein, who begs him to rescue her from an [[FairytaleMotifs evil sorcerer holding her hostage]], and rewards him in true fairytale fashion when he completes his quest. He even gets to slay a dragon!
1st Jun '17 2:30:34 PM PehesIII
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* Actually averted in many various medieval chivalry tales from middle Europe. Back then, Black was not necessarily the colour of evil, rather than (as mentioned above for Lancelot) the colour of mistery. In many-a-story, a Black knight was one who tried to hide his identity but was oftentime good, a White knight was an elder, more experienced knight, who could provide his knowledge and wisdom, and a Green knight was a young and inexperienced knight, prone to make errors, and trying to prove his worth. The bad, slimy, backstabbing felon would be the Red one.

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* Actually averted in many various medieval chivalry tales from middle Europe. Back then, Black was not necessarily the colour of evil, rather than (as mentioned above for Lancelot) the colour of mistery. mystery. In many-a-story, a Black knight was one who tried to hide his identity but was oftentime oftentimes good, a White knight was an elder, more experienced knight, who could provide his knowledge and wisdom, and a Green knight was a young and inexperienced knight, prone to make errors, and trying to prove his worth. The bad, slimy, backstabbing felon would be [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience the Red one.one]].
1st Jun '17 2:26:06 PM PehesIII
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* Actually averted in many various medieval chivalry tales from middle Europe. Back then, Black was not necessarily the colour of evil, rather than (as mentioned above for Lancelot) the colour of mistery. In many-a-story, a Black knight was one who tried to hide his identity but was oftentime good, a White knight was an elder, more experienced knight, who could provide his knowledge and wisdom, and a Green knight was a young and inexperienced knight, prone to make errors, and trying to prove his worth. The bad, slimy, backstabbing felon would be the Red one.
22nd May '17 9:41:16 AM kikiandlala
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* In ''VideoGame/KingArthurTheRoleplayingWargame'' regardless if you are of the Just or Tyrannical bent, King Arthur can hire vicious, amoral heroes and elite units that are black knights, such as the Warriors of the Wasteland.
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