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18th Jun '17 5:17:33 AM Gosicrystal
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** There's an aspect of AccidentallyAccurate here, in that the "taps on the head" weren't always just light taps; historically, they were often hard enough to hurt. A noble warrior might not have been surprised to have the knighting taps hurt, any more than it would be surprising to someone in a fraternity hazing. But it doesn't seem as if WesternAnimation/BugsBunny knew any of this.

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** There's an aspect of AccidentallyAccurate AccidentallyCorrectWriting here, in that the "taps on the head" weren't always just light taps; historically, they were often hard enough to hurt. A noble warrior might not have been surprised to have the knighting taps hurt, any more than it would be surprising to someone in a fraternity hazing. But it doesn't seem as if WesternAnimation/BugsBunny knew any of this.
12th May '17 2:39:33 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the first recoverable memory shows Zelda "knighting" [[note]]He was already a member of the Royal Guard and a knight beforehand[[/note]] Link as a member of the Champions and as her personal bodyguard in a ceremony on the suggestion of the Goron Champion [[BigBrotherMentor Daruk]]. Though she is so somber because of her own [[InadequateInheritor insecurities]] and [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex jealousy of Link's apparent ease in meeting his destiny]] during the ceremony that Daruk admits that she's "making it sound like we've already lost" against Ganon.
8th May '17 9:11:13 AM Taxima
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* The first story mission in ''VideoGame/ForHonor'' ends with the player being knighted by Holden Cross and recruited into the Blackstone Legion for winning the CombatByChampion.
12th Apr '17 7:54:55 PM Moosedog
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This is probably most well known in the public mind as the moment when a figure such as the true king, TheHighQueen or another knight taps the squire on the shoulders with the flat side of the blessed sword. Originally, any knight could make another. This power was slowly moved into the hands of [[BlueBlood great nobles]], and then finally reserved to the [[RoyalBlood Sovereign]] himself. The more formal a court, the fewer people will have the authority. Women did not in RealLife have the authority to dub a knight (not being knights themselves) until the authority rested in royal hands (in which case a woman could only create knights if she was the Sovereign).

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This is probably most well known in the public mind as the moment when a figure such as the true king, TheHighQueen or another knight taps the squire on the shoulders with the flat side of the blessed sword. Originally, any knight could make another. This power was slowly moved into the hands of [[BlueBlood great nobles]], and then finally reserved to the [[RoyalBlood Sovereign]] himself. The more formal a court, the fewer people will have the authority. Women did not in RealLife have the authority to dub a knight (not being knights themselves) until the authority rested in royal hands (in which case a woman could only create knights if she was the Sovereign).
Sovereign; sometimes even then it was expected for a knight to place his hand over the Queen's during the act of dubbing).
2nd Apr '17 8:33:50 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with Arthur's investing of the Knights of the Round Table, including his favorite Lancelot, under Excalibur.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with Arthur's investing of the Knights of the Round Table, including his favorite Lancelot, under Excalibur.the sword Excalibur. At the very end of the show, when Arthur knows his own battle is lost, he knights a boy as Sir Tom of Warwick and tells him to run off so he can live to tell the tale.
2nd Apr '17 11:03:18 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with the investing of the Knights of the Round Table, including Lancelot, under Arthur's Excalibur.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with the Arthur's investing of the Knights of the Round Table, including his favorite Lancelot, under Arthur's Excalibur.
2nd Apr '17 11:02:43 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with the investing of the Knights of the Round Table under Arthur's Excalibur.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with the investing of the Knights of the Round Table Table, including Lancelot, under Arthur's Excalibur.
2nd Apr '17 11:01:36 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/{{Camelot}}'', the first act culminates with the investing of the Knights of the Round Table under Arthur's Excalibur.
11th Mar '17 4:57:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance]]'', [[KnightErrant Sora]] gets this in [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers Country of the Musketeers]] from [[MinnieMouse Princess Minnie]], being named a Royal Musketeer officially at the conclusion of that world's story. That said, given that it is [[TimeTravel in the King's past]], but nonetheless still in [[DreamLand the Sleeping Worlds]], whether or not this title was actually given in that time period is uncertain.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance]]'', [[KnightErrant Sora]] gets this in [[WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers Country of the Musketeers]] from [[MinnieMouse [[WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse Princess Minnie]], being named a Royal Musketeer officially at the conclusion of that world's story. That said, given that it is [[TimeTravel in the King's past]], but nonetheless still in [[DreamLand the Sleeping Worlds]], whether or not this title was actually given in that time period is uncertain.
9th Mar '17 9:39:02 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' begins with Austin about to be knighted by the Queen of England. He gets depressed when his father [[DaddyDidntShow doesn't come to the ceremony]].
* ''Film/BlackKnight'' ends with Creator/MartinLawrence's character being dubbed Sir Jamal "Sky" Walker, the Black Knight... just before the Queen shouts "clear!" and hits him with defibrillator paddles. It was AllJustADream... or [[OrWasItADream was it]]?
* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', William Wallace gets knighted after the Battle of Stirling.
* In ''Film/TheCourtJester'', one of the most famous sequences has the lead character taking part in a grand formal ceremony with elaborate marches and chants. However, the King becomes impatient and orders the participants to speed it up. Suddenly, everyone goes into double time with every detail and Creator/DannyKaye's character can't keep up.
** His pants don't seem to be able to keep up either.



* In the 1937 Armada film ''Film/FireOverEngland'', Michael Ingolby (Creator/LaurenceOlivier) is knighted by [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]] (Flora Robson); in ''Film/TheSeaHawk'' (1940), [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Francis-Drake-Expy]] Geoffrey Thorpe (Creator/ErrolFlynn) is knighted by the same queen (and the same actress).
* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the titular agent requests to be knighted at the end of the film, having thwarted the plans of the BigBad.
* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' gives us Balian (Orlando Bloom) being knighted by his dying father Baron Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson, he seems to always die) and receiving a backhand slap to the face. Later in the movie, Balian does the same with every soldier defending Jerusalem (He only slaps the nearest one, else it could have got time consuming).



* In ''Film/TheCourtJester'', one of the most famous sequences has the lead character taking part in a grand formal ceremony with elaborate marches and chants. However, the King becomes impatient and orders the participants to speed it up. Suddenly, everyone goes into double time with every detail and Creator/DannyKaye's character can't keep up.
** His pants don't seem to be able to keep up either.



* ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'' gives us Balian (Orlando Bloom) being knighted by his dying father Baron Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson, he seems to always die) and receiving a backhand slap to the face. Later in the movie, Balian does the same with every soldier defending Jerusalem (He only slaps the nearest one, else it could have got time consuming).
* In the 1937 Armada film ''Film/FireOverEngland'', Michael Ingolby (Creator/LaurenceOlivier) is knighted by [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]] (Flora Robson); in ''Film/TheSeaHawk'' (1940), [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Francis-Drake-Expy]] Geoffrey Thorpe (Creator/ErrolFlynn) is knighted by the same queen (and the same actress).



* In ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', William Wallace gets knighted after the Battle of Stirling.
* In ''Film/JohnnyEnglish'', the titular agent requests to be knighted at the end of the film, having thwarted the plans of the BigBad.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'' begins with Austin about to be knighted by the Queen of England. He gets depressed when his father [[DaddyDidntShow doesn't come to the ceremony]].
* ''Film/BlackKnight'' ends with Creator/MartinLawrence's character being dubbed Sir Jamal "Sky" Walker, the Black Knight... just before the Queen shouts "clear!" and hits him with defibrillator paddles. It was AllJustADream... or [[OrWasItADream was it]]?



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Tooth and Claw" The Doctor and Rose are knighted as "Sir Doctor of TARDIS" and "Dame Rose of The Powell Estate" by UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria... then immediately exiled.
** In the original series story arc ''The Crusade'', the Doctor's companion Ian Chesterton is knighted as "Sir Ian of Jaffa" (Jaffa being where the knighting took place) by King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "A Late Delivery From Avalon", King Arthur knights G'Kar as the first of a new Round Table after the ambassador takes his side against a gang of thugs.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In the original series story arc [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade "The Crusade"]], the Doctor's companion Ian Chesterton is knighted as "Sir Ian of Jaffa" (Jaffa being where the knighting took place) by King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E2ToothAndClaw
"Tooth and Claw" The Claw"]], the Doctor and Rose are knighted as "Sir Doctor of TARDIS" and "Dame Rose of The the Powell Estate" by UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria... then immediately exiled.
** In the original series story arc ''The Crusade'', the Doctor's companion Ian Chesterton * One episode of ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' is knighted as "Sir Ian of Jaffa" (Jaffa being where the knighting took place) by centered around it, when King UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionheart.Arthur realizes that [[TheDitz Perceval]] was never officially dubbed. Perceval also finds the word "adoubement" cumbersome and wish they would call it "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord knighterization]]".



* Parodied in a short ''Creator/MorecambeAndWise'' sketch when Ernie received a knighthood from the Queen and, as she tapped him with the sword, it pulled off his wig.
* On ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' a princess/queen one of the titular couple was romancing was allowed to give out x number of knighthoods a year, but they didn't mean anything since she was an in-name-only leader of her country. She used her last one of the year to knight a homeless man.



* On ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' a princess/queen one of the titular couple was romancing was allowed to give out x number of knighthoods a year, but they didn't mean anything since she was an in-name-only leader of her country. She used her last one of the year to knight a homeless man.
* Parodied in a short ''Creator/MorecambeAndWise'' sketch when Ernie received a knighthood from the Queen and, as she tapped him with the sword, it pulled off his wig.
* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "A Late Delivery From Avalon," King Arthur knights G'Kar as the first of a new Round Table after the ambassador takes his side against a gang of thugs.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' is centered around it, when King Arthur realizes that [[TheDitz Perceval]] was never officially dubbed. Perceval also finds the word "adoubement" cumbersome and wish they would call it "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord knighterization]]".
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