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21st Oct '17 4:43:26 PM 017Bluefield
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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized [[MyMasterRightOrWrong loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil]], while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

Of course, that doesn't mean that non-European heroes can't act like this -- and it doesn't mean that European heroes always do, either. The Roman-derived tradition of "MyCountryRightOrWrong" was always present in Europe...

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially (Charlemagne)--especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], ''[[BushidoIndex bushido]]'', the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, ''{{samurai}}'', but the Japanese code emphasized [[MyMasterRightOrWrong loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil]], while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

Of course, that doesn't mean that non-European heroes can't act like this -- and this--and it doesn't mean that European heroes always do, either. The Roman-derived tradition of "MyCountryRightOrWrong" was always present in Europe...



* KnightInSourArmor: a CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.

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* KnightInSourArmor: a A CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.



* LawfulStupid (more or less common depending on the work)

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* LawfulStupid (more or less common common, depending on the work)



* NobleDemon

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* NobleDemonNobleDemon: They might be acting toward an evil goal, but at least they're chivalrous about it.
19th Apr '17 6:49:19 PM Golondrina
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* AFatherToHisMen


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* AFatherToHisMen
24th Oct '15 7:32:39 AM Scorpion451
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* KnightInShiningArmor

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* KnightInShiningArmorKnightInShiningArmor: The classic original recipe.
* KnightInSourArmor: a CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.
23rd Aug '13 1:39:34 PM LordMelpha
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* LightIsNotGood
12th Feb '13 7:58:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DeclarationOfProtection



* IWillProtectHer
13th Jan '13 12:42:48 PM Smeagol17
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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths).myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.
5th Jan '13 5:59:54 PM Goldfritha
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[[caption-width-right:350:Escort duty is one]]



The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the medieval Matters of Arthur and, especially, Charlemagne (especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Arthur and, especially, Charlemagne (especially Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.
31st Dec '12 1:08:40 PM ymiunhj7j
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* KnightInSourArmor
22nd Nov '12 4:58:12 PM KingZeal
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* SmallStepsHero
14th Sep '12 2:44:53 AM LordGro
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* SirVerbALot
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