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13th Aug '17 10:04:45 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* ''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]].]] (and yet still, they don't wear full-on shining plate armor as the trope usually goes,
instead wearing brigandine over their torso) [[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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* ''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]].]] (and yet still, Still, they don't wear full-on shining plate armor as the trope usually goes,
goes, instead wearing brigandine over their torso) torso. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation There's nothing stopping a Warden player]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting as dishonorably as they want to win fights in the game however.]]
3rd Aug '17 12:16:28 AM Will
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* Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, was known in his lifetime as "the knight without fear and beyond reproach" and, to his friends, "the good knight". He served three kings of France with absolute loyalty, unimpeachable courage, chivalry and honour, and exceptional skill in war. Right up until the 20th century the name "Bayard" was a byword for courage and virtue.
1st Aug '17 11:26:21 PM Gatordragon24
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* Fernando from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is an egotistical self-appointed knight who does heroics for glory and charming women. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does look out for his comrades]] and will protect them with his mighty shield.

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* Fernando from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is an egotistical self-appointed knight who does heroics for glory and charming women. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does look out for his comrades]] and will protect them with his mighty shield.shield and fry foes with his flame lance.
22nd Jul '17 5:50:38 AM Saveelich
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The medieval knight who fights baddies, whether villains, knights or dragons, and in TheTourney, charms ladies without deliberately seducing them, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness behaves honorably]], and saves the day with his [[CoolSword sword]]; but also, any hero who behaves similarly. Invariably LawfulGood and [[TheFettered honor bound]]. First appeared in the ChivalricRomance. He has a very high incidence of having a BodyguardCrush and RescueRomance.

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The medieval knight who fights baddies, whether villains, knights or dragons, and in TheTourney, charms ladies without deliberately seducing them, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness behaves honorably]], and saves the day with his [[CoolSword [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]; but also, any hero who behaves similarly. Invariably LawfulGood and [[TheFettered honor bound]]. First appeared in the ChivalricRomance. He has a very high incidence of having a BodyguardCrush and RescueRomance.
15th Jul '17 12:01:41 AM Gatordragon24
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* Fernando from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is an egotistical self-appointed knight who does heroics for glory and charming women. However, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he does look out for his comrades]] and will protect them with his mighty shield.
10th Jul '17 12:56:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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An OfficerAndAGentleman is the modern version of this trope -- ''very'' often even their direct genetic descendants as old [[BlueBlood noble families]] are ''grossly'' over-represented in all military academies around the world. With the notable exception of United States, of course.

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An OfficerAndAGentleman is the modern version of this trope -- ''very'' often even their direct genetic descendants as old [[BlueBlood noble families]] are ''grossly'' over-represented in all military academies around the world. With the notable exception of United States, America, of course.
4th Jul '17 5:56:40 PM VutherA
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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]].]] (and yet still, they don't wear full-on shining plate armor as the trope usually goes,
instead wearing brigandine over their torso)
[[GameplayAndStorySegregation There's nothing stopping a Warden player]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting as dishonorably as they want to win fights in the game however.]]



* 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. Basically, as HarkAVagrant says, [[http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/duality.png like this]].

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* 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'' ''chevauchée'' strategy, which is essentially short-hand for RapePillageAndBurn for reasons of strategic expediency. Basically, as HarkAVagrant says, [[http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/duality.png like this]].
4th Jul '17 5:51:52 PM VutherA
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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. [[note]]Similar professional, well-armed and armored soldiers capable of acting as heavy cavalry without belonging to the social class of knights also existed, the term for them was "man-at-arms". This term could also be applied to knights - essentially, all knights were men-at-arms, but not all men-at-arms were knights.[[/note]] 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 [[UsefulNotes/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. [[note]]Similar professional, well-armed and armored soldiers capable of acting as heavy cavalry without belonging to the social class of knights also existed, the term for them was "man-at-arms". This term could also be applied to knights though - essentially, all knights were men-at-arms, but not all men-at-arms were knights.[[/note]] 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 [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship two-handed swords]].



The "shining" originally referred to the way his armor and weapons were kept in good condition, as opposed to the rust that accumulated for less competent knights. Most knights will be depicted wearing plate, despite its appearing relatively late in the era of knights.

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The "shining" originally referred to the way his armor and weapons were kept in good condition, as opposed to the rust that accumulated for less competent knights. Most knights will be depicted wearing plate, plate armor, despite its it appearing relatively late in the era of knights.



An OfficerAndAGentleman is the modern verion of this trope -- ''very'' often even their direct genetic descendants as old [[BlueBlood noble families]] are ''grossly'' over-represented in all military academies around the world. With the notable exception of United States, of course.

to:

An OfficerAndAGentleman is the modern verion version of this trope -- ''very'' often even their direct genetic descendants as old [[BlueBlood noble families]] are ''grossly'' over-represented in all military academies around the world. With the notable exception of United States, of course.



* 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.

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* 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. Basically, as HarkAVagrant says, [[http://www.oxonianreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/duality.png like this]].
4th Jul '17 5:37:43 PM VutherA
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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 [[UsefulNotes/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. [[note]]Similar professional, well-armed and armored soldiers capable of acting as heavy cavalry without belonging to the social class of knights also existed, the term for them was "man-at-arms". This term could also be applied to knights - essentially, all knights were men-at-arms, but not all men-at-arms were knights.[[/note]] 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 [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship two-handed swords]].
29th Jun '17 3:58:12 PM Onlythrice
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Link, while not a knight by job, has been an IdealHero who saves the princess and the land of Hyrule from EvilOverlord Ganon since 1986. He actually ''is'' a knight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'', being the last surviving descendant of the royal knights of Hyrule and the only one left to take up that mantle.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Link, while not always a knight by job, has been an IdealHero who saves the princess and the land of Hyrule from EvilOverlord Ganon since 1986. He actually ''is'' has been said to be descended from the Knights of Hyrule, was in the middle of training to become a knight at the start of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', and served as Princess Zelda's personal knight in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'', being the last surviving descendant of the royal knights of Hyrule and the only one left to take up that mantle.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''.
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