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15th Jul '16 4:44:37 AM AtaulfVII
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* [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]]. Although she was never technically a knight, she ''did'' were knight armor into battle, and lived with a honor worthy of a the title.

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* [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]]. Although she was never technically a knight, she ''did'' were wear knight armor into battle, and lived with a honor worthy of a the title.
14th Jul '16 8:30:48 PM kithas
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* [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]]. Although she was never technically a knight, she ''did'' where knight armor into battle, and lived with a honor worthy of a the title.

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* [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]]. Although she was never technically a knight, she ''did'' where were knight armor into battle, and lived with a honor worthy of a the title.
13th Jul '16 8:45:10 PM Warmachine3974
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** Played Straight with Ser Barristan Selmy, the last of the old guard Kingsguard, who is essentially everything a knight is supposed to be.

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** Played Straight with Ser Barristan Selmy, the last of the old guard Kingsguard, who is essentially everything a knight is supposed to be. Also played straight with Ser Addam Marbrand, who's an extremely capable warrior and commander, and thouroughly honorable. Somehow, he manages to pull off this trope ''[[TokenGoodTeammate despite]]'' being an officer in service to the ''Lannisters''.
7th Jul '16 10:30:08 AM Willbyr
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* ''RecordOfLodossWar'', Due to its ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' roots, plays this archetype straight.

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* ''RecordOfLodossWar'', ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', Due to its ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' roots, plays this archetype straight.
7th Jul '16 10:18:35 AM Willbyr
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* Allen Schezar of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is this from start to finish. He always does the right thing, even when it hurts. Plus, his armor is a HumongousMecha.

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* Allen Schezar of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' is this from start to finish. He always does the right thing, even when it hurts. Plus, his armor is a HumongousMecha.
30th Jun '16 10:31:57 PM PaulA
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* Sparhawk, from the Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Elenium]]'' trilogy, fits the spiritual heroism of this trope even as he rejects its superficial aspects. Ironically, Sparhawk's own mental image is the aging, weather-beaten, not-especially handsome professional soldier he is, rather than a romantic hero, and the affections of his formerly DistressedDamsel wife were at first a source of considerable guilt, as she is almost half his age. His armor, by the way, like all knights of the Pandion order, is far from shining; enameled black.

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* Sparhawk, from the Creator/DavidEddings' ''[[Literature/TheElenium Elenium]]'' trilogy, trilogy:
** Sparhawk
fits the spiritual heroism of this trope even as he rejects its superficial aspects. Ironically, Sparhawk's own mental image is the aging, weather-beaten, not-especially handsome professional soldier he is, rather than a romantic hero, and the affections of his formerly DistressedDamsel wife were at first a source of considerable guilt, as she is almost half his age. His armor, by the way, like all knights of the Pandion order, is far from shining; it's enameled black.



** Sir Mandorallen from David Eddings's ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'' saga (and its sequel, the ''Malloreon'' saga) is a textbook example of the Knight in Shining Armor; he embodies this trope, both outwardly and inwardly. Complete with a tragic chivalric love-from-afar affair. Eddings lampshaded the heck out of the trope, though: Mandorallen is heroic, brave and fearless, unbeaten in combat, honorable, truthful, and so on and so on. The first time in his life that he suddenly felt real fear (when he faced a magical opponent that he couldn't defeat) let to a kind of nervous breakdown, a self-doubt of epic proportions during which Mandorallen developed phobophobia, a paralyzing fear of being afraid. He eventually got over it, with the help of his friends. The other characters routinely tended to poke gentle fun of Mandorallen's utter dedication to chivalry. People who met him for the first time kept asking "Is this guy for real?" and "Did he really just charge the enemy? He's going to die!" - "No he isn't. He's Mandorallen."
*** Everything you need to know about Mandorallen is summed up in this exchange from ''Castle of Wizardry'', wherein Mandorallen is escorting the Rivan Queen out to the center of a field to address over fifty thousand heavily-armed, potentially hostile soldiers during a ''very'' tense diplomatic stand-off. It's important to note that Mandorallen is speaking here with ''absolutely no irony whatsoever''.
---> '''Mandorallen:''' We are some distance from our own forces, your Majesty. I pray thee, be moderate in thine address. Even I might experience some difficulty in facing the massed legions of all Tolnedra.

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** * Sir Mandorallen from David Eddings's ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgariad]]'' saga (and its sequel, the ''Malloreon'' saga) is a textbook example of the Knight in Shining Armor; he embodies this trope, both outwardly and inwardly. Complete with a tragic chivalric love-from-afar affair. Eddings lampshaded the heck out of the trope, though: Mandorallen is heroic, brave and fearless, unbeaten in combat, honorable, truthful, and so on and so on. The first time in his life that he suddenly felt real fear (when he faced a magical opponent that he couldn't defeat) let to a kind of nervous breakdown, a self-doubt of epic proportions during which Mandorallen developed phobophobia, a paralyzing fear of being afraid. He eventually got over it, with the help of his friends. The other characters routinely tended to poke gentle fun of Mandorallen's utter dedication to chivalry. People who met him for the first time kept asking "Is this guy for real?" and "Did he really just charge the enemy? He's going to die!" - "No he isn't. He's Mandorallen."
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" Everything you need to know about Mandorallen is summed up in this exchange from ''Castle of Wizardry'', wherein Mandorallen is escorting the Rivan Queen out to the center of a field to address over fifty thousand heavily-armed, potentially hostile soldiers during a ''very'' tense diplomatic stand-off. It's important to note that Mandorallen is speaking here with ''absolutely no irony whatsoever''.
---> '''Mandorallen:'''
whatsoever'':
-->'''Mandorallen:'''
We are some distance from our own forces, your Majesty. I pray thee, be moderate in thine address. Even I might experience some difficulty in facing the massed legions of all Tolnedra.
25th Jun '16 9:32:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''BaldursGate'': The series had a few-brash but idealistic squire Anomen, relentlessly pious and judgmental Ajantis, and the old but still fighting Keldorn. Oddly enough, perhaps the most outspokenly classical example is a female halfling, Mazzy, who comes as close as a halfling can come to a paladin in a Second Edition-based game. The Knights of the Noble Order of Radiant Heart were an order of this trope, whom the protagonist could join if s/he was a paladin too.

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* ''BaldursGate'': ''Franchise/BaldursGate'': The series had a few-brash but idealistic squire Anomen, relentlessly pious and judgmental Ajantis, and the old but still fighting Keldorn. Oddly enough, perhaps the most outspokenly classical example is a female halfling, Mazzy, who comes as close as a halfling can come to a paladin in a Second Edition-based game. The Knights of the Noble Order of Radiant Heart were an order of this trope, whom the protagonist could join if s/he was a paladin too.
12th Jun '16 7:08:01 PM WriterGirl2015
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* Mika of ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' is affectionately dubbed as being this [[HoYay for Yuu]] given his constant DeclarationOfProtection about him, desire to save him above all else, and occasionally getting to carry him in a BridalCarry. Ferid even refers to Yuu as the [[InSeriesNickname precious princess]] that Mika wants to save and likens it to "love".
12th Jun '16 5:37:53 PM TheBigBopper
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Historical knights were first and foremost professional soldiers. They usually were of BlueBlood - or, if commoner-born, founders of a new noble family. Their ''modus operandi'' was lance-armed heavy cavalry, which [[AttackAttackAttack charged the enemy in full gallop on closed ranks]]. They often were used dismounted as well, when they fought as heavy infantry, usually armed with [[BladeOnAStick enormous can-openers]] such as poleaxes or [[Notes/EuropeanSwordsmanship two-handed swords]].

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Historical knights were first and foremost professional soldiers. They usually were of BlueBlood - or, if commoner-born, founders of a new noble family. Their ''modus operandi'' was lance-armed heavy cavalry, which [[AttackAttackAttack charged the enemy in full gallop on closed ranks]]. They often were used dismounted as well, when they fought as heavy infantry, usually armed with [[BladeOnAStick enormous can-openers]] such as poleaxes pollaxes or [[Notes/EuropeanSwordsmanship [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship two-handed swords]].
31st May '16 12:08:26 PM petersohn
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* ''Literature/TheQueensFool'' portrays Lord Robert Dudley as this. He rides to battle in the war against France to show the Queen his loyalty after he loses all his lands. He also remains respectful towards Hannah after she refuses him, and remains cool with his wife when she accuses him of cheating on her.
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