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23rd Apr '17 11:01:02 AM gb00393
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** Davos Seaworth is not a straight example, because he doesn't wear armor, but he's one of the very few unambiguously good non-Stark characters and is a knight. It's thus a welcome development that he has now become the leading retainer of the resurgent Kingdom of the North, together with Brienne.
16th Apr '17 2:15:58 PM Mhazard
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* Sayaka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aspires to be this - her love interest in this case is Kyousuke, who used to play the violin until his hand was badly injured in an accident. When she contracts to become a MagicalGirl, her outfit (of the magical girls we see in the series, hers is the only one [[TheCape with a cape]]) and weapon of choice (swords) reflect this goal. In a series written by Creator/GenUrobuchi, this quickly leads to tragedy.

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* Sayaka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aspires to be this - her love interest in this case is Kyousuke, who used to play the violin until his hand was badly injured in an accident. When she contracts to become a MagicalGirl, her outfit (of the magical girls we see in the series, hers is the only one [[TheCape with a cape]]) and weapon of choice (swords) reflect this goal. In a series written by Creator/GenUrobuchi, this quickly leads to tragedy. [[spoiler: Her Witch form, Oktavia von Seckendorff also reflects this by donning a knight armor, a three-eyed helmet, and a heart-shaped cape.]]
3rd Apr '17 6:04:32 AM Doug86
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** Jedi in general are a mix between (highly idealized versions of) knights and samurai. However, how much "knight" and how much "samurai" actually varies between cultures. Corellian Jedi, according to ''The Essential Guide to Warfare'' and ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', are actually a lot closer to European knights than the mainline Jedi, being descended directly from those who swore oaths of fealty to a Jedi Lord during the darkest days of the [[DarthBane New Sith Wars]]. They're noted for being ''very'' inflexible about the law and justice.

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** Jedi in general are a mix between (highly idealized versions of) knights and samurai. However, how much "knight" and how much "samurai" actually varies between cultures. Corellian Jedi, according to ''The Essential Guide to Warfare'' and ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', are actually a lot closer to European knights than the mainline Jedi, being descended directly from those who swore oaths of fealty to a Jedi Lord during the darkest days of the [[DarthBane [[Literature/DarthBane New Sith Wars]]. They're noted for being ''very'' inflexible about the law and justice.
2nd Apr '17 8:06:03 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne actually refers to herself as a "knight in shining armor" in one version of her pre-BossBattle speech, though she's really a HotBlooded badass who bows to practically nobody.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne actually literally refers to herself as a "knight in shining armor" in one version of her pre-BossBattle speech, though speech. Though she will fight humans for other monsters with a vengeance, she's really a HotBlooded badass who bows to practically nobody.
2nd Apr '17 8:00:00 PM Prfnoff
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* “Gotham's White Knight,” District Attorney Harvey Dent in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is trying to help bring down the criminal empire in Gotham.

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* “Gotham's “Gotham's White Knight,” District Attorney Harvey Dent in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is trying to help bring down the criminal empire in Gotham.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne actually refers to herself as a "knight in shining armor" one version of her pre-BossBattle speech, though she's really a HotBlooded badass who bows to practically nobody.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne actually refers to herself as a "knight in shining armor" in one version of her pre-BossBattle speech, though she's really a HotBlooded badass who bows to practically nobody.
2nd Apr '17 7:59:16 PM Prfnoff
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* ForHonor has the Knights of the Iron Legions as one of its three factions, yet the only Knight class that approaches this trope is [[HeroesPreferSwords the Warden]], who looks the most like the classic interpretation of a knight, wields a longsword, and serves as the viewpoint character for their chapter [[spoiler: and afterwards ends up leading a resistance movement of the other Legions against [[BigBad Apollyon and her Blackstone Legion]].]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation There's nothing stopping a Warden player]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting as dishonorably as they want to win fights in the game however.]]

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* ForHonor ''VideoGame/ForHonor'' has the Knights of the Iron Legions as one of its three factions, yet the only Knight class that approaches this trope is [[HeroesPreferSwords the Warden]], who looks the most like the classic interpretation of a knight, wields a longsword, and serves as the viewpoint character for their chapter [[spoiler: and afterwards ends up leading a resistance movement of the other Legions against [[BigBad Apollyon and her Blackstone Legion]].]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation There's nothing stopping a Warden player]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting as dishonorably as they want to win fights in the game however.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne actually refers to herself as a "knight in shining armor" one version of her pre-BossBattle speech, though she's really a HotBlooded badass who bows to practically nobody.
20th Mar '17 12:07:12 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, was the younger son of a minor nobleman who went on to serve the royal family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and be given the hand and estates of Isabel de Clare. He eventually came to be known by his contemporaries as "[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Marshal]]" and "the greatest knight."
* Geoffroi de Charny, who literally wrote the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Chivalry manual on chivalry]] was widely regarded in his day as a ''True and Perfect Knight''. His reputation for honesty was such that when captured by the English, he was released on parole to collect his ransom and he found someone to pay it, true to his word. He died in the 1356 [[UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar Battle of Poitiers]] defending the sacred Oriflamme banner of France to his [[LastStand last breath]].

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* William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, was the younger son of a minor nobleman who went on to serve the royal family of [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II of England]] and be given the hand and estates of Isabel de Clare. Clare, eventually rising to become the right hand man of three successive Kings (Henry II, Richard I and John), and regent to a fourth (Henry III), fighting in battle in his 70's. He eventually came to be known by his contemporaries as "[[SpellMyNameWithAThe The Marshal]]" and "the greatest knight."
knight," getting a real life HistoricalHeroUpgrade by featuring in a number of ''chansons de geste.''
* Godfrey of Bouillon, first King of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, was a leading crusader in the First Crusade, and unlike his relative Baldwin of Edessa and his contemporary, Bohemond of Taranto, he was a genuinely honest and pious man seeking to execute what he thought was God's will. Like William Marshal, he also underwent considerable HistoricalHeroUpgrade.
* Zig-Zagged with Edward, the Black Prince. He was scrupulously honourable in the treatment of his noble prisoners, including French King John the Good, even giving John permission to go home at one point, as well as delaying the Battle of Poitiers for a day to allow both sides to discuss the battle and Cardinal Périgord to plead for peace. However, he also favoured the ''chevachée'' strategy, which is essentially short-hand for RapePillageAndBurn for reasons of strategic expediency.
* Geoffroi de Charny, who literally wrote the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Chivalry manual on chivalry]] was widely regarded in his day as a ''True and Perfect Knight''. His reputation for honesty was such that when captured by the English, he was released on parole to collect his ransom and he found someone to pay it, true to his word. He died in the 1356 famously proposed that [[UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar the Battle of Poitiers]] in 1356 be settled by a hundred champions from each side to limit loss of life. His proposal was rejected and he died in the battle, defending the sacred Oriflamme banner of France to his [[LastStand last breath]].


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* Richard I and his WorthyOpponent, Saladin, were both elevated to this status by later popular history, to the point where Saladin became significantly more famous and well regarded in the West than he was in the lands he had once lived.
11th Mar '17 9:47:16 AM nombretomado
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* Sayaka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aspires to be this - her love interest in this case is Kyousuke, who used to play the violin until his hand was badly injured in an accident. When she contracts to become a MagicalGirl, her outfit (of the magical girls we see in the series, hers is the only one [[TheCape with a cape]]) and weapon of choice (swords) reflect this goal. In a series written by GenUrobuchi, this quickly leads to tragedy.

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* Sayaka from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' aspires to be this - her love interest in this case is Kyousuke, who used to play the violin until his hand was badly injured in an accident. When she contracts to become a MagicalGirl, her outfit (of the magical girls we see in the series, hers is the only one [[TheCape with a cape]]) and weapon of choice (swords) reflect this goal. In a series written by GenUrobuchi, Creator/GenUrobuchi, this quickly leads to tragedy.
10th Mar '17 10:00:41 PM jormis29
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* Chaosium's ''TabletopGame/{{Pendragon}}'' game is based on the stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

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* Chaosium's Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Pendragon}}'' game is based on the stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
7th Mar '17 10:52:45 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* ForHonor has the Knights of the Iron Legions as one of its three factions, yet the only Knight class that approaches this trope is [[HeroesPreferSwords the Warden]], who looks the most like the classic interpretation of a knight, wields a longsword, and serves as the viewpoint character for their chapter [[spoiler: and afterwards ends up leading a resistance movement of the other Legions against [[BigBad Apollyon and her Blackstone Legion]].]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation There's nothing stopping a Warden player]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting as dishonorably as they want to win fights in the game however.]]
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