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26th Apr '17 8:14:21 AM protowizard
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** [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]] The heroes also get access to the Dark Knight job in this game.

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** [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]] The heroes also get access to the Dark Knight job in this game.]]
26th Apr '17 8:13:30 AM protowizard
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** [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]]

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** [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]]]] The heroes also get access to the Dark Knight job in this game.
26th Apr '17 8:10:08 AM protowizard
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** The recurring Dark Knight job, introduced partially in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', and more properly in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', fits this perfectly. They are usually strong damage dealers who are able to sacrifice their own health in order to deal damage, as well as drain health from enemies. The appear in almost all games in the series that use the job system. A recurring plot point for heroic Dark Knights in the series is dealing with and subduing [[EnemyWithin their dark side]].

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** The recurring Dark Knight job, introduced partially in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', and more properly in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', fits this perfectly. They are usually strong damage dealers who are able to sacrifice their own health in order to deal damage, as well as drain health from enemies. The They appear in almost all games in the series that use the job system. A recurring plot point for heroic Dark Knights in the series is dealing with and subduing [[EnemyWithin their dark side]].



** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV gives us the [[MagicKnight Dark Knight]] job. Dark Knights use [[{{BFS}} huge greatswords]] and [[CastingAShadow dark magic]] and match the general visual theme perfectly, but are also examples of DarkIsNotEvil. The player character is the always heroic Warrior of Light, and even the NPC ones are [[KnightInSourArmor grumpy]] defenders of the weak. HeroWithBadPublicity applies heavily, both for using the forbidden dark arts and attacking the (not always known to the public) corrupt members of the clergy and nobility.

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** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' gives us the [[MagicKnight Dark Knight]] job. Dark Knights use [[{{BFS}} huge greatswords]] and [[CastingAShadow dark magic]] and match the general visual theme perfectly, but are also examples of DarkIsNotEvil. The player character is the always heroic Warrior of Light, and even the NPC ones are [[KnightInSourArmor grumpy]] defenders of the weak. HeroWithBadPublicity applies heavily, both for using the forbidden dark arts and attacking the (not always known to the public) corrupt members of the clergy and nobility.
26th Apr '17 8:08:06 AM protowizard
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''
** The recurring Dark Knight job, introduced partially in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', and more properly in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'', fits this perfectly. They are usually strong damage dealers who are able to sacrifice their own health in order to deal damage, as well as drain health from enemies. The appear in almost all games in the series that use the job system. A recurring plot point for heroic Dark Knights in the series is dealing with and subduing [[EnemyWithin their dark side]].
** While his armor isn't technically black, Garland of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' fits every other bit of criteria.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' starts off with your party [[HopelessBossFight getting slaughtered]] by a group of Black Knights. There's also the Dark Knight, TheDragon to [[BigBad the Emperor]] [[spoiler:and who turns out to be Leon, having been {{Brainwashed}} after being captured at the very beginning of the game]].
** Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' could not fit this trope any better. His theme song is titled "Golbez, Clad in Dark". He doesn't actually ever use a Sword, but prefer his magic instead. [[spoiler: Though he's perfectly capable of picking up a sword in ''The After Years''.]] [[TheHero Cecil]], later a [[MagicKnight paladin]], also fits this early in the game.
** [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]]
** VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV gives us the [[MagicKnight Dark Knight]] job. Dark Knights use [[{{BFS}} huge greatswords]] and [[CastingAShadow dark magic]] and match the general visual theme perfectly, but are also examples of DarkIsNotEvil. The player character is the always heroic Warrior of Light, and even the NPC ones are [[KnightInSourArmor grumpy]] defenders of the weak. HeroWithBadPublicity applies heavily, both for using the forbidden dark arts and attacking the (not always known to the public) corrupt members of the clergy and nobility.
** The Dark Lord from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure''. Interestingly, he shares his sprites with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'''s dark knights.
** The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles''. His identity is never revealed, strictly speaking, but the player can piece together the fact that he's [[spoiler:the father of the boy who eventually kills him]], unbeknownst to either of them. He's also TheBerserker and an amnesiac.



* While his armor isn't technically black, Garland of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' fits every other bit of criteria.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' starts off with your party [[HopelessBossFight getting slaughtered]] by a group of Black Knights. There's also the Dark Knight, TheDragon to [[BigBad the Emperor]] [[spoiler:and who turns out to be Leon, having been {{Brainwashed}} after being captured at the very beginning of the game]].
* The dark knight classes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''
* Golbez of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' could not fit this trope any better. His theme song is titled "Golbez, Clad in Dark". He doesn't actually ever use a Sword, but prefer his magic instead. [[spoiler: Though he's perfectly capable of picking up a sword in ''The After Years''.]]
** Although [[TheHero Cecil]], later a [[MagicKnight paladin]], also fits this early in the game.
* [=ExDeath=], the antagonist from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'', although like Golbez above he's presented in-story as a magic user (though he does have a sword and does use it in in-game battles). He also deviates a bit from this trope since his armor is actually [[LightIsNotGood light blue with gold trim.]]
* The Dark Lord from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure''. Interestingly, he shares his sprites with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'''s dark knights.



* The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles''. His identity is never revealed, strictly speaking, but the player can piece together the fact that he's [[spoiler:the father of the boy who eventually kills him]], unbeknownst to either of them. He's also TheBerserker and an amnesiac.



* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV gives us the [[MagicKnight Dark Knight]] job. Dark Knights use [[{{BFS}} huge greatswords]] and [[CastingAShadow dark magic]] and match the general visual theme perfectly, but are also examples of DarkIsNotEvil. The player character is the always heroic Warrior of Light, and even the NPC ones are [[KnightInSourArmor grumpy]] defenders of the weak. HeroWithBadPublicity applies heavily, both for using the forbidden dark arts and attacking the (not always known to the public) corrupt members of the clergy and nobility.
24th Apr '17 10:55:29 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Despite not technically being a knight, Brienne is this in both appearance and effect, quite ironically like Sandor Clegane. Jaime has a suit of black armor forged for her in Season 4, and strictly speaking she no longer follows a master, much like the black knights of old Europe.
16th Apr '17 6:06:14 AM gadeel
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* The Lamenters in ''FanFic/ForThoseWeCherish'' sport black PoweredArmor, so painted in penance for their role in [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Badab_War the Badab War]].
6th Apr '17 10:59:36 AM Dravencour
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** Guts himself is called "The Black Swordsman" and gains black armor later on in the series. Despite his time [[AntiHero as "The Black Swordsman"]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he was murdering every Apostle he saw and anyone in his way]] Guts tends to subvert the standards (especially during the Golden Age) as he just looks scary and brooding: he's actually really socially awkward and just has the misfortune of looking intimidating

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** Guts himself is called "The Black Swordsman" and gains black armor later on in the series. Despite his time [[AntiHero as "The Black Swordsman"]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he was murdering every Apostle he saw and anyone in his way]] way]], Guts tends to subvert the standards (especially during the Golden Age) as he just looks scary and brooding: he's actually really socially awkward and just has the misfortune of looking intimidatingintimidating. He also fits the example of the wandering {{ronin}} due to not having a leader anymore.
20th Mar '17 8:55:26 PM Karxrida
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18th Feb '17 11:11:26 PM Arawn999
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': In the "Heaven's Feel" route, [[spoiler:Saber is consumed by the Shadow and corrupted by Angra Mainyu into Saber Alter, a nihilistic, nigh-emotionless black knight who sees it as her duty to cut down her enemies without mercy and with the full extent of her power]].
13th Feb '17 9:41:09 PM ILikeRobots
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* The Black Knight from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''. There's a very good reason why he's the page image: he happens to hit nearly every single characteristic associated with this trope. He looks badass, [[PowerEchoes sounds badass]], wields a [[{{BFS}} huge sword]], is always [[{{Leitmotif}} accompanied by ominous]] CrowningMusicOfAwesome, is [[TheDragon the second-in-command]] to the two different {{Big Bad}}s of both the game ''and'' its sequel, survives having a castle collapse on him and is the catalyst for the hero's quest of vengeance. His identity is heavily implied through battle and text in the sequel ''Radiant Dawn'', and is ultimately revealed a few chapters ''before'' his helmet comes off [[spoiler: as General Zelgius.]]

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The Black Knight from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]''. There's a very good reason why he's the page image: he happens to hit nearly every single characteristic associated with this trope. He looks badass, [[PowerEchoes sounds badass]], wields a [[{{BFS}} huge sword]], is always [[{{Leitmotif}} accompanied by ominous]] CrowningMusicOfAwesome, is [[TheDragon the second-in-command]] to the two different {{Big Bad}}s of both the game ''and'' its sequel, survives having a castle collapse on him and is the catalyst for the hero's quest of vengeance. His identity is heavily implied through battle and text in the sequel ''Radiant Dawn'', and is ultimately revealed a few chapters ''before'' his helmet comes off [[spoiler: as General Zelgius.]]
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