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5th Dec '16 1:14:46 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', this is a OncePerEpisode occurence, as the Red Knight has a habit of knighting people before or after major battles as a show of trust or reward. It even involves the traditional "the last punch you'll ever accept" pat on the arm.
29th Nov '16 5:06:24 AM Greystone101
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** In an introspective mood, Jaime remembers how he was knighted by [[TheAce Ser Arthur Dayne, The Sword of the Morning]]. Dayne actually used his [[AncestralWeapon family's famed greatsword, Dawn]] to do the deed, and cut right through Jaime's tunic with even the lightest tap. He justified it, saying that 'blood is the seal of our devotion'.



** In the short story ''The Hedge Knight'', the squire Raymun Fossoway volunteered to fight for Sir Duncan the Tall in the [[TrialByCombat trial of seven]]. The problem is, you have to be a knight to do that, [[IndyPloy so he had to be knighted on the spot by Ser Lyonel, just before the start of the trial]]. ([[OriginStory And thus a new side-branch of his house, the Fossoways of New Barrel, was born.]]) Speaking of Ser Duncan, by the way, there is the strong implication that he was [[SelfProclaimedKnight never actually knighted]] (because the knight he was the squire of passed away before he could do that), which seems to be reason why Dunk was reluctant to knight Raymund ''himself'' in the aforementioned scene...

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** In the short story ''The Hedge Knight'', the squire Raymun Fossoway volunteered to fight for Sir Duncan the Tall in the [[TrialByCombat trial of seven]]. The problem is, you have to be a knight to do that, [[IndyPloy so he had to be knighted on the spot by Ser Lyonel, Lyonel Baratheon, just before the start of the trial]]. ([[OriginStory And thus a new side-branch of his house, the Fossoways of New Barrel, was born.]]) Speaking of Ser Duncan, by the way, there is the strong implication that he was [[SelfProclaimedKnight never actually knighted]] (because the knight he was the squire of passed away before he could do that), which seems to be reason why Dunk was reluctant to knight Raymund ''himself'' in the aforementioned scene...
27th Nov '16 2:07:24 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/CSLewis's ''{{Narnia}}'' books

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24th Nov '16 3:44:55 PM jeez
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* In ''Fanfiction/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', this happens twice - first when Chrysalis makes her lawyer Estermann formally pledge loyalty to her in her jail cell, and later when [[spoiler:Princess Luna takes the ICMP investigator Edith Saric (almost literally) under her wing as she is being booted out of the UN mission]]. The parallels are very apparent, particularly when the to-be-knight is told to kneel and hesitates.
13th Nov '16 9:31:19 AM nombretomado
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* 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 DannyKaye's character can't keep up.

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* 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 DannyKaye's Creator/DannyKaye's character can't keep up.
12th Sep '16 2:50:10 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' - guess who?

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* ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' - -- guess who?



* Occurs in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse''. There's a vigil and a formal dubbing by the King--in between that, you get to be tested by the Chamber of the Ordeal, an [[EldritchAbomination sentient room]] that's somewhere between FaceYourFears and PsychologicalTormentZone. Squires who are mentally unsuitable (or rotten human beings) are broken by it, and even those who pass come away with mental scars. Alanna of ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' and Keladry of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' both undergo the ceremony.

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* Occurs in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse''. There's a vigil and a formal dubbing by the King--in between that, you get to be tested by the Chamber of the Ordeal, an a [[EldritchAbomination sentient room]] that's somewhere between FaceYourFears and PsychologicalTormentZone. Squires who are mentally unsuitable (or rotten human beings) are broken by it, and even those who pass come away with mental scars. Alanna of ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' and Keladry of ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall'' both undergo the ceremony.



* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', this is parodied the title character insists that [[ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta an innkeeper (who he thinks is a castellan)]] knight him after he has watched his armor in the castle chapel -- that is, in the stable of the inn. (See also under ''Theatre''.) This shows that Literature/DonQuixote could be mad, but [[GenreSavvy he knows exactly how the ceremony must be]].

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* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', this is parodied parodied; the title character insists that [[ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta an innkeeper (who he thinks is a castellan)]] knight him after he has watched his armor in the castle chapel -- that is, in the stable of the inn. (See also under ''Theatre''.) This shows that Literature/DonQuixote could may be mad, but [[GenreSavvy he knows exactly how the ceremony must be]].go]].



* In Debra Doyle and James MacDonald's ''Knight's Wyrd'', Will's knighting is one of the opening events of the story.

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* In Debra Doyle and James MacDonald's [=MacDonald's=] ''Knight's Wyrd'', Will's knighting is one of the opening events of the story.
14th Aug '16 12:28:10 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after they distinguish themselves in the battle against [[spoiler:the horde]] and save the day, all commanders of [[RagtagBunchOfMistfits the Fugitive Legion]] are made peers of the Empire.

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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after they distinguish themselves in the battle against [[spoiler:the horde]] and save the day, all commanders of [[RagtagBunchOfMistfits [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits the Fugitive Legion]] are made peers of the Empire.
14th Aug '16 12:27:32 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after they distinguish themselves in the battle against [[spoiler:the horde]] and save the day, all commanders of [[RagTagBunchOfMistfits the Fugitive Legion]] are made peers of the Empire.

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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after they distinguish themselves in the battle against [[spoiler:the horde]] and save the day, all commanders of [[RagTagBunchOfMistfits [[RagtagBunchOfMistfits the Fugitive Legion]] are made peers of the Empire.
14th Aug '16 12:26:14 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after they distinguish themselves in the battle against [[spoiler:the horde]] and save the day, all commanders of [[RagTagBunchOfMistfits the Fugitive Legion]] are made peers of the Empire.
29th Jul '16 6:22:16 AM LentilSandEater
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** Not to mention that, being an American citizen, Stephen Colbert is forbidden by law from carrying foreign titles, to include knighthood. However, this hasn't stopped numerous Americans from being knighted for various accomplishments (for example, a number of American generals were knighted after the conclusion of WorldWarII). In this case, the knighthoods are considered honorary, and they are not permitted to bear the title "Sir" or "Dame".
*** Not actually true, only those serving the Federal Government are forbidden from holding such titles, individual citizens are allowed to. An amendment was passed by Congress that would have forbidden the practice but it has never been approved by enough states to become part of the Constitution. The reason for Americans receiving honorary knighthoods in the British peerage system is that ones given to non-subjects are honorary. However, if a person with an honorary title becomes a British subject they can ask for their title to become a substantive one.
* Creator/TerryPratchett, upon hearing that he would be awarded a knighthood, decided that a knight ought to have a sword, and made his own... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome out of meteoric iron.]]

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** Not to mention that, being an American citizen, Stephen Colbert is forbidden by law from carrying foreign titles, to include knighthood. However, this hasn't stopped numerous Americans from being knighted for various accomplishments (for example, a number of American generals were knighted after the conclusion of WorldWarII). In this case, the knighthoods are considered honorary, and they are not permitted to bear the title "Sir" or "Dame".
*** Not actually true, only those serving the Federal Government are forbidden from holding such titles, individual citizens are allowed to. An amendment was passed by Congress that would have forbidden the practice but it has never been approved by enough states to become part of the Constitution. The reason for Americans receiving honorary knighthoods in the British peerage system is that ones given to non-subjects are honorary. However, if a person with an honorary title becomes a British subject they can ask for their title to become a substantive one.
* Creator/TerryPratchett, upon hearing that he would be awarded a knighthood, decided that a knight ought to have a sword, and made his own... [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments out of meteoric iron.]]
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