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28th Jun '16 6:29:27 PM TheWanderer
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** Perhaps the ultimate in-series example is Ser Gregor Clegane, Tywin Lannister's psychotic knight and his main killer. He wears black armour, [[WorldsStrongestMan is gigantic]], TheDreaded, a Complete Monster and TheBrute. He's even ordered to harry the Riverlands incognito/ off-the-record. Or, as incognito as the only guy his size can possibly manage, at least.

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** Perhaps the ultimate in-series example is Ser Gregor Clegane, Tywin Lannister's psychotic knight and his main killer. most notorious enforcer. He wears black dark, unornamented armour, [[WorldsStrongestMan is absolutely gigantic]], TheDreaded, a Complete Monster plays the role of TheDreaded[=/=]TheBrute, and TheBrute. He's even ordered to harry is a violent psychopath with a HairTriggerTemper. Whenever the Riverlands incognito/ off-the-record. Or, as incognito as the only guy his size can possibly manage, at least.Lannisters need to have some RapePillageAndBurn done, he's their go to man.
28th Jun '16 3:55:32 PM WillKeaton
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** Sir Lancelot also counts since he is a knight in black armor and because he's VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog 's King Arthur expy.

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** Sir Lancelot also counts since he is a knight in black armor and because he's VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog 's King Arthur expy."played by" VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog.
28th Jun '16 3:54:10 PM WillKeaton
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** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74063 Hand of Cruelty]], a Black Samurai.
** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=265735 Knight of Infamy]], a riff on the Black Knight.

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** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74063 Hand of Cruelty]], Cruelty,]] a Black Samurai.
** The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=265735 Knight of Infamy]], Infamy,]] a riff on the Black Knight.
25th Jun '16 4:45:19 PM nombretomado
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* Sarevok, the BigBad of the first ''BaldursGate'' fits this trope very well. He wields a huge sword, and is clad in spiked black armor with a horned full helm revealing only his glowing eyes. His mysterious connection with the protagonist is that [[spoiler: he is the player's demonic half-brother.]] In the expansion for the second game [[spoiler: he can join the player's party, though his Black Knight appearance is significantly toned down.]]

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* Sarevok, the BigBad of the first ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' fits this trope very well. He wields a huge sword, and is clad in spiked black armor with a horned full helm revealing only his glowing eyes. His mysterious connection with the protagonist is that [[spoiler: he is the player's demonic half-brother.]] In the expansion for the second game [[spoiler: he can join the player's party, though his Black Knight appearance is significantly toned down.]]
20th Jun '16 12:58:39 PM TonyG
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* In "Knighty Knight Bugs", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny fights a Black Knight who turns out to be Yosemite Sam in armor.

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* In "Knighty Knight Bugs", "WesternAnimation/KnightyKnightBugs", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny fights a Black Knight who turns out to be Yosemite Sam WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam in armor.
20th Jun '16 12:56:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Green Knight from ''SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' also appears to fit the trope, but with every instance of "black" changed to "green". Except that the Green Knight subverts it by turning out to be an pretty good guy that just wanted to test Gawain's honour.

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* The Green Knight from ''SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight'' also appears to fit the trope, but with every instance of "black" changed to "green". Except that the Green Knight subverts it by turning out to be an pretty good guy that just wanted to test Gawain's honour.
15th Jun '16 9:56:20 PM Doug86
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* More than one character in MarvelComics is named "The Black Knight." Some are heroes, some villains.

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* More than one character in MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics is named "The Black Knight." Some are heroes, some villains.
14th Jun '16 10:24:52 PM Doug86
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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 [[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 in full platemail. This is OlderThanPrint, going back at least to [[KingArthur Arthurian]] legend.[[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.



* OlderThanPrint UrExample: The Black Knight of [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]].

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* OlderThanPrint UrExample: The Black Knight of [[KingArthur [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian legend]].



* The Black Knight in ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' is 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 KingArthur 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.



* In ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfCamelot'', 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'', KingArthur Myth/KingArthur has to joist the Black Knight to save Sir Gawain. Well, he doesn't [[UnwinnableByDesign HAVE]] to.
20th May '16 9:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Necromancer}} from the ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', TheDragon to the [[BigBad Evil Wizard]]. Rather than the standard EvilSorceror kind of necromancer, this one is a Black MagicKnight. He is clad in menacing black armor and fights much like a player character (whenever not summoning hordes of undead minions, of course). [[spoiler: One [[DownloadableContent DLC]] actually makes him a playable character. For PC and PS3 version however he's unlockable by clearing Industrial Castle in [[NewGamePlus Insane Mode]]]]

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* The {{Necromancer}} from the ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'', TheDragon to the [[BigBad Evil Wizard]]. Rather than the standard EvilSorceror kind of necromancer, this one is a Black MagicKnight. He is clad in menacing black armor and fights much like a player character (whenever not summoning hordes of undead minions, of course). [[spoiler: One [[DownloadableContent DLC]] actually makes him a playable character. For PC and PS3 [=PS3=] version however he's unlockable by clearing Industrial Castle in [[NewGamePlus Insane Mode]]]]
13th May '16 2:11:47 PM cakecake
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* Onyx in ''VisualNovel/War13thDay''. At least, we think that's his armor and not his skin. He also serves as a silent [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalker]].
-->'''Ambrosia:''' He was always there either a step behind me or just within my line of vision. He never spoke. He simply observed and, sometimes, more than that.
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