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19th Aug '16 1:13:43 AM Sammettik
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* KingdomHearts gave us Sora, who constantly travels from world to world, never stopping or staying very long, righting whatever wrongs he happens to come across along the way, from finding lost dogs to toppling local tyrants. He might have a few too many friends to count as a truly classical example, but 90% of them are the "leave them behind when you leave town" variety. By VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance, it's earned him an [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever official knighting]] by then-Princess Minnie.

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* KingdomHearts ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' gave us Sora, who constantly travels from world to world, never stopping or staying very long, righting whatever wrongs he happens to come across along the way, from finding lost dogs to toppling local tyrants. He might have a few too many friends to count as a truly classical example, but 90% of them are the "leave them behind when you leave town" variety. By VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance, it's earned him an [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever official knighting]] by then-Princess Minnie.
5th Aug '16 7:53:25 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a Western adaptation of ''Film/TheSevenSamurai''.
* The Jedi from ''Franchise/StarWars'' often act as Knights Errant. ''Film/ANewHope'' itself was adapted from ''The Hidden Fortress'', a samurai movie. By the book Obi-Wan is a good specific example because he is an ideal Jedi Knight.
* ''Film/{{Shane}}'' may be the UrExample of cowboys as Knights Errant.
* ''Every'' SpaghettiWestern.
** The Man With No Name from the Film/DollarsTrilogy might be the ultimate Western example. His Japanese counterpart in ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' even moreso. He just stumbles on the town the film takes place in while wandering aimlessly and gets involved in the MobWar for both justice and profit.
** [[NoNameGiven Harmonica]] from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', who was originally going to be The Man With No Name until Clint Eastwood was unavailable for the part.

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* %%* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a Western adaptation of ''Film/TheSevenSamurai''.
* %%* The Jedi from ''Franchise/StarWars'' often act as Knights Errant. ''Film/ANewHope'' itself was adapted from ''The Hidden Fortress'', a samurai movie. By the book Obi-Wan is a good specific example because he is an ideal Jedi Knight.
* %%* ''Film/{{Shane}}'' may be the UrExample of cowboys as Knights Errant.
* %%* ''Every'' SpaghettiWestern.
** * The Man With No Name from the Film/DollarsTrilogy might be the ultimate Western example. His Japanese counterpart in ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' even moreso. He just stumbles on the town the film takes place in while wandering aimlessly and gets involved in the MobWar for both justice and profit.
** %%** [[NoNameGiven Harmonica]] from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', who was originally going to be The Man With No Name until Clint Eastwood was unavailable for the part.
5th Aug '16 3:09:35 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' has this as a retirement option for Judges who don't want to take [[VeteranInstructor an academy teaching post]] or [[DeskJockey a desk job]]. They can either head out into the Cursed Earth or down into the Undercity to take the law to the lawless.
23rd Jun '16 7:54:35 PM SinNanna
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%%* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a Western adaptation of ''Film/TheSevenSamurai''.
%%* The Jedi from ''Franchise/StarWars'' often act as Knights Errant. ''Film/ANewHope'' itself was adapted from ''The Hidden Fortress'', a samurai movie. By the book Obi-Wan is a good specific example because he is an ideal Jedi Knight.
%%* ''Film/{{Shane}}'' may be the UrExample of cowboys as Knights Errant.
%%* ''Every'' SpaghettiWestern.
%%** The Man With No Name from the Film/DollarsTrilogy.
%%** [[NoNameGiven Harmonica]] from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.

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%%* * ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is a Western adaptation of ''Film/TheSevenSamurai''.
%%* * The Jedi from ''Franchise/StarWars'' often act as Knights Errant. ''Film/ANewHope'' itself was adapted from ''The Hidden Fortress'', a samurai movie. By the book Obi-Wan is a good specific example because he is an ideal Jedi Knight.
%%* * ''Film/{{Shane}}'' may be the UrExample of cowboys as Knights Errant.
%%* * ''Every'' SpaghettiWestern.
%%** ** The Man With No Name from the Film/DollarsTrilogy.
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Film/DollarsTrilogy might be the ultimate Western example. His Japanese counterpart in ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' even moreso. He just stumbles on the town the film takes place in while wandering aimlessly and gets involved in the MobWar for both justice and profit.
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[[NoNameGiven Harmonica]] from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', who was originally going to be The Man With No Name until Clint Eastwood was unavailable for the part.



%%* Malik ibn Ibrahim from the ebook anthology ''Literature/WanderingDjinn'' seems to fall into this category constantly.

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%%* * Malik ibn Ibrahim from the ebook anthology ''Literature/WanderingDjinn'' seems to fall into this category constantly.
10th Jun '16 8:29:09 AM VutherA
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The medieval Knight Errant stems from the ChivalricRomance, where individual [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] would wander the land, searching for [[OurDragonsAreDifferent evil to slay]] and [[DamselInDistress ladies to rescue]], guided by the DamselErrant. Since then, knights have declined in popularity, but the Knight Errant is still around in full force -- instead of knights, they are now often [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs samurai, cowboys, or]] {{Samurai Cowboy}}s.

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The medieval Knight Errant stems from the ChivalricRomance, where individual [[KnightInShiningArmor Knights In Shining Armor]] would wander the land, searching for [[OurDragonsAreDifferent evil to slay]] and [[DamselInDistress ladies to rescue]], guided by the DamselErrant. Since then, knights have declined in popularity, but the Knight Errant is still around in full force -- instead of knights, they are now often {{Samurai}}, {{Cowboy}}s, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs samurai, cowboys, or]] {{Samurai Cowboy}}s.
9th Jun '16 7:42:41 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''SamuraiJack'' is an homage to this trope, among many others.

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%%* ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is an homage to this trope, among many others.
30th May '16 8:55:48 PM lavendermintrose
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* In the ''Anime/{{K}}'' series, Kuroh Yatogami was this after his master's death, until he finds a new master in the first series. [[spoiler: Then, when his immortal new master apparently dies, he spends a year searching for him, sometimes with Neko as his companion.]] The prequel manga Stray Dog Story covers the first time, and a midquel manga covers the second.
25th May '16 2:28:31 AM PaulA
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* John Shannow, the eponymous Literature/JerusalemMan in Creator/DavidGemmell's series of that name, starts by wandering a post-Apocalyptic Earth in a vague search for Jerusalem, but is repeatedly distracted by evil.

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* John Shannow, the eponymous Literature/JerusalemMan Jerusalem Man, in Creator/DavidGemmell's series of that name, ''Literature/StonesOfPower'' series, starts by wandering a post-Apocalyptic Earth in a vague search for Jerusalem, but is repeatedly distracted by evil.
14th May '16 1:10:47 PM nombretomado
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* KingdomHearts gave us Sora, who constantly travels from world to world, never stopping or staying very long, righting whatever wrongs he happens to come across along the way, from finding lost dogs to toppling local tyrants. He might have a few too many friends to count as a truly classical example, but 90% of them are the "leave them behind when you leave town" variety. By VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance, it's earned him an [[KnightFever official knighting]] by then-Princess Minnie.

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* KingdomHearts gave us Sora, who constantly travels from world to world, never stopping or staying very long, righting whatever wrongs he happens to come across along the way, from finding lost dogs to toppling local tyrants. He might have a few too many friends to count as a truly classical example, but 90% of them are the "leave them behind when you leave town" variety. By VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance, it's earned him an [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever official knighting]] by then-Princess Minnie.
9th May '16 9:02:04 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* Caine from ''KungFu''.
%%* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''

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%%* Caine from ''KungFu''.
''Series/KungFu''.
%%* ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''
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