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19th Jan '18 4:10:50 AM Dracosolon
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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 Darth Vader himself is both an [[OlderThanTheyThink example of this trope]] and a popular inspiration for enough BlackKnight characters that his FountainOfExpies status is itself a subtrope. Compare TinTyrant, which applies this trope to an EvilOverlord character (though the armor itself may not be literally black). 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 [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader Vader]] himself is both an [[OlderThanTheyThink example of this trope]] and a popular inspiration for enough BlackKnight characters that his FountainOfExpies status is itself makes him a subtrope. modern TropeCodifier. Compare TinTyrant, which applies this trope to an EvilOverlord character by giving them a ScaryImpracticalArmor (though the armor itself may not be literally black). Contrast ThePaladin.
19th Jan '18 3:51:47 AM Dracosolon
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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 Darth Vader himself is 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.

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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 Darth Vader himself is both an [[OlderThanTheyThink example of this trope]]. As well as TinTyrant when trope]] and a popular inspiration for enough BlackKnight characters that his FountainOfExpies status is itself a subtrope. Compare TinTyrant, which applies this trope to an EvilOverlord dons a set of black character (though the armor covering the entire body.itself may not be literally black). Contrast ThePaladin.
16th Dec '17 1:19:23 PM nombretomado
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* When you think about it, you are one in [[TheConduit Conduit 2]], seeing as the Destroyer Armor is all black and red armor covering you from head to toe. The concept art also depicts it with an energy sword that doesn't show up in the actual game. Also, the Mooks can ShoutOut "You're not my father! [[Franchise/StarWars You're not my father!!"]]

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* When you think about it, you are one in [[TheConduit ''[[VideoGame/TheConduit Conduit 2]], 2]]'', seeing as the Destroyer Armor is all black and red armor covering you from head to toe. The concept art also depicts it with an energy sword that doesn't show up in the actual game. Also, the Mooks can ShoutOut "You're not my father! [[Franchise/StarWars You're not my father!!"]]
13th Nov '17 6:48:38 PM Mhazard
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* The Knights of Asperity from Boss Fight Studio ''Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S.'' series is a band of menacing knights with jet black steel armor, a [[SkullForAHead skull for their heads]], evil [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and a notorious habit of [[RapePillageAndBurn mass slaughter and village burning]]. Their background story implies that they used to be the heroic [[KnightInAShinningArmor Knights of Accord]] until they got defeated and [[FallenHero corrupted into this current state]].

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* The Knights of Asperity from Boss Fight Studio ''Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S.'' series is a band of menacing knights with jet black steel armor, a [[SkullForAHead skull for their heads]], evil [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and a notorious habit of [[RapePillageAndBurn mass slaughter and village burning]]. Their background story implies that they [[WasOnceAMan used to be the heroic [[KnightInAShinningArmor Knights of Accord]] until they got defeated and [[FallenHero corrupted into this current state]].
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13th Nov '17 6:47:50 PM Mhazard
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* The Knights of Asperity from Boss Fight Studio ''Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S.'' series is a band of menacing knights with jet black steel armor, a [[SkullForAHead skull for their heads]], evil [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], and a notorious habit of [[RapePillageAndBurn mass slaughter and village burning]]. Their background story implies that they used to be the heroic [[KnightInAShinningArmor Knights of Accord]] until they got defeated and [[FallenHero corrupted into this current state]].
8th Nov '17 8:02:15 PM WaxingName
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** Before that Black Knight, the first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Akaneia}}'' had Camus, leader of the Sable Order[[note]]literally Black Knights in the original Japanese[[/note]] of the Grustian army. An AntiVillain who only fights the heroes [[MyCountryRightOrWrong out of loyalty to his kingdom]], he is widely regarded as the most powerful warrior alive -- and [[ThatOneBoss backs up that reputation in game]]. There's also Sirius in the next book, a [[CharClone mysterious masked knight]] [[spoiler:who is actually Camus, having [[NotQuiteDead survived his supposed death]].]]

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** Before that Black Knight, the first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Akaneia}}'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light]]'' had Camus, leader of the Sable Order[[note]]literally Black Knights in the original Japanese[[/note]] of the Grustian army. An AntiVillain who only fights the heroes [[MyCountryRightOrWrong out of loyalty to his kingdom]], he is widely regarded as the most powerful warrior alive -- and [[ThatOneBoss backs up that reputation in game]]. There's also Sirius in the next book, a [[CharClone mysterious masked knight]] [[spoiler:who is actually Camus, having [[NotQuiteDead survived his supposed death]].]]
8th Nov '17 8:00:59 PM WaxingName
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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: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance 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'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', and is ultimately revealed a few chapters ''before'' his helmet comes off [[spoiler: as General Zelgius.]]



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu]]'', the second generation of characters has Ares, the son of the first generation's legendary knight Eldigan. He sports black-ish armor, wields the demon blade Mystletainn, holds a grudge against [[TheHero Seliph]], and starts out as a mercenary serving the enemy (and [[HeelFaceTurn eventually defects]]). Their lineage can be traced back to Hezul, one of the Twelve Crusaders and also a heroic Black Knight.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', the second generation of characters has Ares, the son of the first generation's legendary knight Eldigan. He sports black-ish armor, wields the demon blade Mystletainn, holds a grudge against [[TheHero Seliph]], and starts out as a mercenary serving the enemy (and [[HeelFaceTurn eventually defects]]). Their lineage can be traced back to Hezul, one of the Twelve Crusaders and also a heroic Black Knight.
4th Nov '17 11:04:57 AM karstovich2
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The trope name comes from the black knights of feudal Europe, men who would paint their armor and shields black for a number of reasons. One reason to do this was because they had no liege, making them analogous to {{Ronin}} Samurai. The black paint prevented the armor from rusting, which made life moderately easier for knights without a squire.[[note]]Having no squire may also explain why such knights are portrayed as never taking off their armor: it's really hard to get all that on and off without help![[/note]] A more sinister motive for the paint was to disguise who it was they served. A knight could move freely and serve his lord's wishes without bringing him blame by painting over his coat of arms, one of the few ways to reliably identify a man in full platemail. This is OlderThanPrint, going back at least to [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]]. Note that, in its original usage, a Black Knight was not necessarily villainous, though he was [[TheUnfettered dishonorable]], which in TheDungAges was barely a step up.

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The trope name comes from the black knights of feudal Europe, men who would paint their armor and shields black for a number of reasons. One reason to do this was because they had no liege, making them analogous to {{Ronin}} Samurai. The black paint prevented the armor from rusting, which made life moderately easier for knights without a squire.[[note]]Having no squire may also explain why such knights are portrayed as never taking off their armor: it's really hard to get all that on and off without help![[/note]] A more sinister motive for the paint was to disguise who it was they served. A knight could move freely and serve his lord's wishes without bringing him blame by painting over his coat of arms, one of the few ways to reliably identify a man someone in full platemail.armour and a helmet. This is OlderThanPrint, going back at least to [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]]. Note that, in its original usage, a Black Knight was not necessarily villainous, though he was [[TheUnfettered dishonorable]], which in TheDungAges was barely a step up.
13th Oct '17 12:15:51 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Black Shadow of the ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' series. Quite silly for a racing game, but brilliant for an AffectionateParody of western super heroes and or [[MaskedLuchador lucha libre]].

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* Black Shadow of the ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' ''VideoGame/FZero'' series. Quite silly for a racing game, but brilliant for an AffectionateParody of western super heroes and or [[MaskedLuchador lucha libre]].
25th Sep '17 6:56:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Parodied with Darkern Edgier from ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12128915/1/The-Edit-War-for-Ash-s-Freedom-to-not-be-Betrayed The (Edit) War for Ash's Freedom to not be Betrayed]]''. Rather than being an imposing badass, he's a pretentious edgelord who's ''far'' too fixated on "fixing" Ash Ketchum.
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