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20th Nov '16 9:21:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'': Played straight with the eponymous character in the trilogy by ElizabethMoon. Paks is intentionally designed to be a Paladin from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (see below), written after seeing so many LawfulStupid Paladins at conventions. Also literally true: the armor worn by paladins will gradually become more lustrous whether or not they actively polish it. The gods have decreed that paladins imply shining armor.

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* ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'': Played straight with the eponymous character in the trilogy by ElizabethMoon.Creator/ElizabethMoon. Paks is intentionally designed to be a Paladin from TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (see below), written after seeing so many LawfulStupid Paladins at conventions. Also literally true: the armor worn by paladins will gradually become more lustrous whether or not they actively polish it. The gods have decreed that paladins imply shining armor.
14th Nov '16 3:30:04 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Skull Knight doesn't do a lot of lady-charming, preferring to act as a MysteriousProtector to Guts and Casca, but he's perhaps the closest thing so far to a Knight in Shining Armor in the ''Berserk'' universe, particularly when he [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes saves Guts and Casca from being finished off by Femto (Griffith's Godhand self) and the Godhand at the end of the Eclipse]]]]. Fan rumor is rampant that the guy is [[spoiler: Emperor Gaiseric, the guy who unified Midland]], who may have gone through [[spoiler:a similar ordeal when Void was incarnated as a Godhand]], explaining [[spoiler:his stone-cold hate for the Godhand in general]]. And the guy is a complete {{Badass}} to boot.

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** The Skull Knight doesn't do a lot of lady-charming, preferring to act as a MysteriousProtector to Guts and Casca, but he's perhaps the closest thing so far to a Knight in Shining Armor in the ''Berserk'' universe, particularly when he [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes saves Guts and Casca from being finished off by Femto (Griffith's Godhand self) and the Godhand at the end of the Eclipse]]]]. Fan rumor is rampant that the guy is [[spoiler: Emperor Gaiseric, the guy who unified Midland]], who may have gone through [[spoiler:a similar ordeal when Void was incarnated as a Godhand]], explaining [[spoiler:his stone-cold hate for the Godhand in general]]. And the guy is a complete {{Badass}} badass to boot.
4th Nov '16 2:52:10 PM StFan
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--> -- '''Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe''', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons''

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--> -- -->-- '''Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe''', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons''






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* In ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', Frank, as a knight, complains of having to dress on a cold morning.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip, Jon gets freaked out by a scary part in the movie theater and starts sucking his thumb. Liz mutters "My knight in shining armor", and Garfield says "Make that your sissy in double-knit."
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* Flash Sentry from ''Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is another straight example. The human version that's the closest thing to a LoveInterest for one of the Mane Six has a counterpart in Equestria, it turns out -- the pony Flash is a member of the Crystal Empire royal guard -- the only one we've seen who isn't a Crystal Pony. He gets more screentime -- well, page time -- in the comics.



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* In ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', Frank, as a knight, complains of having to dress on a cold morning.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip, Jon gets freaked out by a scary part in the movie theater and starts sucking his thumb. Liz mutters "My knight in shining armor", and Garfield says "Make that your sissy in double-knit."

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* In ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'', Frank, as a knight, complains of having to dress on a cold morning.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comic strip, Jon gets freaked out by a scary part
The player is cast in this role in the movie theater and starts sucking his thumb. Liz mutters "My knight "Knight of the Rose" table of ''VideoGame/LastGladiator''.
* Heavily featured
in shining armor", and Garfield says "Make that your sissy in double-knit."''VideoGame/GoldenLogres,'' which has quests for all twelve [[KingArthur Knights of the Round Table.]]



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* The player is cast in this role in the "Knight of the Rose" table of ''VideoGame/LastGladiator''.
* Heavily featured in ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres,'' which has quests for all twelve [[KingArthur Knights of the Round Table.]]
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* The player is cast in this role in the "Knight of the Rose" table of ''VideoGame/LastGladiator''.
* Heavily featured in ''VideoGame/GoldenLogres,'' which has quests for all twelve [[KingArthur Knights of the Round Table.]]
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* In WargamesResearchGroup games DBM and DBMM, Knights are the second most formidable troop types after War Elephants. They are fairly confident on running down any mounted troops and most foot, but they are vulnerable to shooting. The AchillesHeel of Irregular Knights is their impetuosity: unless constantly guarded, they are liable on charging spontaneously the nearest enemy and thus ruining the battle plan.

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* In WargamesResearchGroup Creator/WargamesResearchGroup games DBM and DBMM, Knights are the second most formidable troop types after War Elephants. They are fairly confident on running down any mounted troops and most foot, but they are vulnerable to shooting. The AchillesHeel of Irregular Knights is their impetuosity: unless constantly guarded, they are liable on charging spontaneously the nearest enemy and thus ruining the battle plan.



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* Silverbolt, from ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', is a usually tongue-in-cheek example of this type. He's not a parody so much as a walking LampshadeHanging, complete with trumpet fanfares when he speaks. It really helps that both his animals - one a wolf, the other an eagle - are typical 'noble' animals. (which sorta makes a Griffin an even more noble animal)
-->'''Blackarachnia''': Oh no. You're not saving my life again? Even after I ''shot you''?
-->'''Silverbolt''': It's my duty, ma'am, as a Maximal and as a heroic character.

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* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}:
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Silverbolt, from ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', is a usually tongue-in-cheek example of this type. He's not a parody so much as a walking LampshadeHanging, complete with trumpet fanfares when he speaks. It really helps that both his animals - -- one a wolf, the other an eagle - -- are typical 'noble' "noble" animals. (which sorta makes a Griffin an even more noble animal)
-->'''Blackarachnia''': --->'''Blackarachnia:''' Oh no. You're not saving my life again? Even after I ''shot you''?
-->'''Silverbolt''':
you''?\\
'''Silverbolt:'''
It's my duty, ma'am, as a Maximal and as a heroic character.



* The recurring ''GummiBears'' character Sir Victor, the White Knight, was a classic Knight in Shining Armor. However, it turned out that he was actually the estranged brother of the series BigBad, Duke Igthorn, and lived in constant fear that he would [[InTheBlood turn evil like the rest of his family]] (before AnAesop was delivered to him, anyway) and righted wrongs as perceived [[TheAtoner atonement]] for his house's ill deeds.
* Shining Knight of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Especially played up in "Patriot Act" where he and a mutated GeneralRipper do battle while they argue what duty to one's country means.

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* The recurring ''GummiBears'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' character Sir Victor, the White Knight, was is a classic Knight in Shining Armor. However, it turned turns out that he was is actually the estranged brother of the series series' BigBad, Duke Igthorn, and lived lives in constant fear that he would [[InTheBlood turn evil like the rest of his family]] (before AnAesop was is delivered to him, anyway) and righted rights wrongs as perceived [[TheAtoner atonement]] for his house's ill deeds.
* Shining Knight of ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''. Especially played up in "Patriot Act" where he and a mutated GeneralRipper do battle while they argue what duty to one's country means.



* Prince Alex from WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}}. Despite coming from Kingsland (a medieval location) he doesn't wear a lot of armor, but has the personality to a T.

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* Prince Alex from WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}}.''WesternAnimation/Super4''. Despite coming from Kingsland (a medieval location) he doesn't wear a lot of armor, but has the personality to a T.



* Flash Sentry from ''Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' is another straight example. The human version that's the closest thing to a LoveInterest for one of the Mane Six has a counterpart in Equestria, it turns out - the pony Flash is a member of the Crystal Empire royal guard - the only one we've seen who isn't a Crystal Pony. He gets more screentime - well, page time - in the comics.
25th Oct '16 3:12:57 AM LizzieB
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* ''Series/TheStrain'': Fed is big, strong, loyal to a fault, fearless to the point of insanity and pretty much smashed his way through a wall that separated him from his lover and team mate Dutch, then being tortured by a complete and utter monster. [[spoiler Later on, when a badly traumatized Dutch is about to leave the team and him, he is visibly hurt. Instead of being bitter or making any reproaches, he accepts her choice and wishes her the best.]]

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* ''Series/TheStrain'': Fed is big, strong, loyal to a fault, fearless to the point of insanity and pretty much smashed his way through a wall that separated him from his lover and team mate Dutch, then being tortured by a complete and utter monster. [[spoiler [[spoiler: Later on, when a badly traumatized Dutch is about to leave the team and him, he is visibly hurt. Instead of being bitter or making any reproaches, he accepts her choice and wishes her the best.]]
25th Oct '16 3:06:56 AM LizzieB
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* One is summoned by accident in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', thanks to Paige.

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* [[TheAce The Groosalaugg]] from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although he ditches the shining armor shortly after moving to LA.
* Alistair in one episode of ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'' shows up dressed as a Knight in Shining Armor to help him win Judy's affection.
* One is summoned by accident in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', thanks to Paige.



* Alistair in one episode of ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'' shows up dressed as a Knight in Shining Armor to help him win Judy's affection.
* Prince Eric Greystone of ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'' (the TV series, not the video games), golden haired and usually clad in gold lame. Honorable to the point of folly - or beyond. His even hunkier brother Prince Justin on the other hand is a total subversion of the Trope.

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* Alistair On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ser Loras Tyrell (see Literature above) literally has the shiniest armor in one Westeros, at least in the first season. By the second season, his armor becomes rusty and dirty, expressing [[KnightInSourArmor his increasing cynicism]], and he does not smile as much.
** Although Loras is not romantically interested in Sansa, his adherence to knightly ideals plays a part in wanting to rescue her from the hell she's in, and he willingly enters into an [[spoiler:ArrangedMarriage]] with the girl so that [[spoiler:he can whisk her away to Highgarden]]. Say what you will of his grandmother's and sister's ulterior motives, but Loras is more honourable than that. He understands that King's Landing is a terrible place for Sansa, and he sees her as a DamselInDistress who is held prisoner by the "monster" Joffrey.
* In ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'', Paladin, as the name suggests, although he wears what looks more like a villainous oufit if you go by traditional GoodColoursEvilColours. In some of the darker stories stories he can come off as more of a KnightInSourArmor, when dealing with more disgusting individuals his bitterness can shine through.
* William admits that he's in love with his queen, Shannon, but out of respect for his honor code as a knight he does not want to break up her relationship with her fiancé, Miles, in the ''Series/{{House}}''
episode of ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'' shows up dressed as a Knight in Shining Armor to help him win Judy's affection.
''Knight Fall''.* Prince Eric Greystone of ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'' (the TV series, not the video games), golden haired and usually clad in gold lame. Honorable to the point of folly - or beyond. His even hunkier brother Prince Justin on the other hand is a total subversion of the Trope.



* [[TheAce The Groosalaugg]] from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although he ditches the shining armor shortly after moving to LA.
* In ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'', Paladin, as the name suggests, although he wears what looks more like a villainous oufit if you go by traditional GoodColoursEvilColours. In some of the darker stories stories he can come off as more of a KnightInSourArmor, when dealing with more disgusting individuals his bitterness can shine through.
* William admits that he's in love with his queen, Shannon, but out of respect for his honor code as a knight he does not want to break up her relationship with her fiancé, Miles, in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode ''Knight Fall''.

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* [[TheAce The Groosalaugg]] ''Series/TheStrain'': Fed is big, strong, loyal to a fault, fearless to the point of insanity and pretty much smashed his way through a wall that separated him from ''Series/{{Angel}}'', although he ditches the shining armor shortly after moving to LA.
* In ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'', Paladin, as the name suggests, although he wears what looks more like a villainous oufit if you go
his lover and team mate Dutch, then being tortured by traditional GoodColoursEvilColours. In some of the darker stories stories he can come off as more of a KnightInSourArmor, complete and utter monster. [[spoiler Later on, when dealing with more disgusting individuals his bitterness can shine through.
* William admits that he's in love with his queen, Shannon, but out
a badly traumatized Dutch is about to leave the team and him, he is visibly hurt. Instead of respect for his honor code as a knight being bitter or making any reproaches, he does not want to break up accepts her relationship with choice and wishes her fiancé, Miles, in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode ''Knight Fall''.best.]]



* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ser Loras Tyrell (see Literature above) literally has the shiniest armor in Westeros, at least in the first season. By the second season, his armor becomes rusty and dirty, expressing [[KnightInSourArmor his increasing cynicism]], and he does not smile as much.
** Although Loras is not romantically interested in Sansa, his adherence to knightly ideals plays a part in wanting to rescue her from the hell she's in, and he willingly enters into an [[spoiler:ArrangedMarriage]] with the girl so that [[spoiler:he can whisk her away to Highgarden]]. Say what you will of his grandmother's and sister's ulterior motives, but Loras is more honourable than that. He understands that King's Landing is a terrible place for Sansa, and he sees her as a DamselInDistress who is held prisoner by the "monster" Joffrey.

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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ser Loras Tyrell (see Literature above) literally has the shiniest armor in Westeros, at least in the first season. By the second season, his armor becomes rusty and dirty, expressing [[KnightInSourArmor his increasing cynicism]], and he does not smile as much.
** Although Loras is not romantically interested in Sansa, his adherence to knightly ideals plays a part in wanting to rescue her from the hell she's in, and he willingly enters into an [[spoiler:ArrangedMarriage]] with the girl so that [[spoiler:he can whisk her away to Highgarden]]. Say what you will of his grandmother's and sister's ulterior motives, but Loras is more honourable than that. He understands that King's Landing is a terrible place for Sansa, and he sees her as a DamselInDistress who is held prisoner by the "monster" Joffrey.
22nd Oct '16 2:14:39 PM LentilSandEater
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** Big-Ears is probably the most good-aligned character in the whole comic. If he were human they'd had named a city after him.

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** Big-Ears is probably the most good-aligned character in the whole comic. If he were human they'd had have named a city after him.
22nd Oct '16 2:12:03 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': Big-Ears is made of this trope. Kore, on the other hand, is a subversion.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'':
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Big-Ears is made of this trope. probably the most good-aligned character in the whole comic. If he were human they'd had named a city after him.
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Kore, on the other hand, is a subversion.complete inversion though ''he'' believes he's the good guy.
22nd Oct '16 2:08:45 PM LentilSandEater
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** See also: MrFanservice. Do want.
** Something of a subversion is found in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' with the Spirit of Justice. A Fade Spirit based on the concept of Justice, it is eventually trapped in the corpse of a Grey Warden named Kristoff. It then joins your party as a Knight in Shining Armor [[DarkIsNotEvil Undead]].
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Warden-Constable Blackwall, who feels that part of being a Grey Warden is this trope. [[spoiler:Which is why [[DeadPersonImpersonation he pretends to be Warden-Constable Blackwall]] to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]].]]

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** See also: MrFanservice. Do want.
** Something of a subversion
* A rather novel version is found in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' with the Spirit of Justice. A Fade Spirit based on the concept of Justice, it is eventually trapped in the corpse of a Grey Warden named Kristoff. It then joins your party as a Knight in Shining Armor [[DarkIsNotEvil Undead]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Warden-Constable Blackwall, who feels that part of being a Grey Warden is this trope. [[spoiler:Which is why [[DeadPersonImpersonation he pretends to be Warden-Constable Blackwall]] to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]].]]]]
** Cullen has gone from being a traumatized templar recruit to a good example of this trope. He's kind, honourable and thoughtful. On the other hand he is still troubled by recovering from his lyrium addiction and is buried so deep in his work he sometimes forgets to be Cullen: human being.
22nd Oct '16 2:04:57 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''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.
** Ditto ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with Casavir. Granted, he has all the personality of a brick, but he's a chivalrous paladin nevertheless.
*** In the first game, Lady Aribeth, Paladin of Tyr, thr god of Justice is a rare female example. [[spoiler:Her fall towards evil after seeing the city she had sacrificed so much for execute her fiancé for a crime he is innocent of (he was made a scapegoat and the people condemning him are fully aware of it) as well as the blatant injustice committed in the name of the god of justice is the main plot of the game]]
** As his banters reveal, Keldorn may go closer to KnightInSourArmor -- having been a paladin for longer than the main character has been alive, and he understands full well just how horrid the world can be.

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* ''Franchise/BaldursGate'': The series had a few-brash 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.
** Ditto ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with Casavir. Granted, he has all the personality of a brick, but he's a chivalrous paladin nevertheless.
*** In the first game,
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'': Lady Aribeth, Paladin of Tyr, thr the god of Justice is a rare female example. [[spoiler:Her fall towards evil after seeing the city she had sacrificed so much for execute her fiancé for a crime he is innocent of (he was made a scapegoat and the people condemning him are fully aware of it) as well as the blatant injustice committed in the name of the god of justice is the main plot of the game]]
** As his banters reveal, Keldorn may go closer to KnightInSourArmor -- having been * ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' had Casavir. Granted, he has all the personality of a brick, but he's a chivalrous paladin for longer than the main character has been alive, and he understands full well just how horrid the world can be.nevertheless.



** Pure Paragon Shepard counts too.
12th Sep '16 3:20:12 PM margdean56
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* [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints Joan]] [[UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc of Arc]]. Although she was never technically a knight, she ''did'' wear 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'' wear knight armor into battle, and lived with a an honor worthy of a the title.
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