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25th May '16 6:16:16 PM ChrisX
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* Invoked in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. King Arthur plays the Arthurian legend straight; claiming his kingship was bestowed upon him by the Lady of the Lake, whose arm rose through the waters bestow upon him the sword Excalibur. All together now:
-->''"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"''

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* Invoked in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. King Arthur plays the Arthurian legend straight; claiming his kingship was bestowed upon him by the Lady of the Lake, whose arm rose through the waters bestow upon him the sword Excalibur. Unfortunately it didn't work as planned and it gets deconstructed because he's facing a constitutional peasant. All together now:
-->''"Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"''ceremony! (...) Well you can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you! (...) I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!"''
11th Apr '16 10:58:01 PM Apocrypha
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* Azura of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', so much. She's a MysteriousWaif whom [[CanonName Corrin]] meets by a lake, empowers Corrin (who is by default male) with the dragonstone that lets him shapeshift, [[UndyingLoyalty always provides emotional support and advice for Corrin]], and is the one to inform everyone about the mystical kingdom of Valla. Her epitaph is even "Lady of the Lake".
1st Dec '15 11:59:21 AM Observance
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* ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' has two: the Traveler, which uplifts and empowers entire species with its reality-bending Light, and the Darkness, which mostly prefers to ''destroy'' entire species, but indirectly empowered the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Hive]] a few million years ago in order to assist it in that purpose.
25th Oct '15 5:37:20 PM nombretomado
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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, Miranda's Lady.

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* In L. Jagi Lamplighter's ''ProsperosDaughter'' ''Literature/ProsperosDaughter'' trilogy, Miranda's Lady.
22nd Oct '15 5:50:03 PM nombretomado
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* In several ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, beginning with ''ALinkToThePast,'' fairy queens in aquatic temples upgrade Link's equipment and magic abilities.
** Arguably, the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game contains a trio of ''male'' embodiments of this trope -- the three old men who provide Link with his swords.

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* In several ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, beginning with ''ALinkToThePast,'' ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', fairy queens in aquatic temples upgrade Link's equipment and magic abilities.
** Arguably, the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/{{The Legend of Zelda|I}}'' game contains a trio of ''male'' embodiments of this trope -- the three old men who provide Link with his swords.
11th Oct '15 1:06:54 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Excaliferb!", Ferb takes on the heroic knight role, and his PrecociousCrush Vanessa becomes the Lady of the... Puddle. When asked about the name, she reveals that her ''mom'' is the Lady of the Lake and is handing out quests to adult knights nearby.

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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Excaliferb!", Ferb takes on the heroic knight role, and his PrecociousCrush Vanessa becomes the Lady of the... Puddle. When asked about the name, she reveals that her ''mom'' is the Lady of the Lake and is handing out quests to adult knights nearby.
26th Jul '15 6:47:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMistsOfAvalon'', The Lady of the Lake is the title used by the Matriarch of Avalon, a machiavellian politician who supports King Arthur because she believes that it will save her people... much to the sorrow of our poor protagonist, Morgana Le Fay.

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* In ''TheMistsOfAvalon'', ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon'', The Lady of the Lake is the title used by the Matriarch of Avalon, a machiavellian politician who supports King Arthur because she believes that it will save her people... much to the sorrow of our poor protagonist, Morgana Le Fay.
25th Jul '15 6:04:04 PM jormis29
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* In several versions of The Holy Grail, the Lady of the Lake acted on God's behalf when she gave King Arthur Excalibur and the right to rule over all Britons. (This may or may not include Monty Python's Film version, making the anarcho-syndicalist protester either a FlatEarthAtheist or someone correctly pointing out ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta. In either case: The Dennis quote belongs in that ''trope'', not here.) However, in most, it was the mysterious Sword in the Stone -- which is not Excalibur -- that announced he was the rightful king of Britain. Excalibur was just a sword.

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* In several versions of The Holy Grail, HolyGrail, the Lady of the Lake acted on God's behalf when she gave King Arthur Excalibur and the right to rule over all Britons. (This may or may not include Monty Python's Film version, making the anarcho-syndicalist protester either a FlatEarthAtheist or someone correctly pointing out ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta. In either case: The Dennis quote belongs in that ''trope'', not here.) However, in most, it was the mysterious Sword in the Stone -- which is not Excalibur -- that announced he was the rightful king of Britain. Excalibur was just a sword.
25th Jul '15 2:38:59 PM MarqFJA
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* In several versions of The Holy Grail, the Lady of the Lake acted on God's behalf when she gave King Arthur Excalibur and the right to rule over all Britons. (This may or may not include Monty Python's Film version, making the anarcho-syndicalist protester either a FlatEarthAtheist or someone correctly pointing out ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta. In either case: The Dennis quote belongs in that ''trope'', not here.) However, in most, it was the mysterious Sword in the Stone -- which is not Excalibur -- that announced he was the rightful king of Britain. Excalibur was just a sword.
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* In several versions of The Holy Grail, the Lady of the Lake acted on God's behalf when she gave King Arthur Excalibur and the right to rule over all Britons. (This may or may not include Monty Python's Film version, making the anarcho-syndicalist protester either a FlatEarthAtheist or someone correctly pointing out ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta. In either case: The Dennis quote belongs in that ''trope'', not here.) However, in most, it was the mysterious Sword in the Stone -- which is not Excalibur -- that announced he was the rightful king of Britain. Excalibur was just a sword.
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30th Jun '15 4:30:55 PM foxley
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* The wizard Shazam has a similar role in the Golden-Age ''[[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]''.
* The 'red goddess' Scáthach who grants ComicBook/RedSonja her fighting skills in the MarvelComics version of her origin.
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* The wizard Shazam has a similar role in the Golden-Age ''[[Comicbook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]''.
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