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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]]".
9th Mar '17 9:35:18 PM AthenaBlue
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* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' when the Nice King (the Ice King) makes Finn and Jake his "nice knights".



* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Anakin was knighted by Yoda and the Jedi Council ''[[RuleOfCool with a lightsaber.]]'' It was to sever the "Padawan Braid" that Anakin had, which was delivered (secretly) to Padme, which symbolized the attainment of Jedi Knight rank.
** This is the same method used for all Jedi Padawans upon ascension to Knight-hood.
** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' brought it back into canon with [[spoiler:Kanan]]'s knighting ceremony. It even [[MythologyGag uses the same wording as the above]], sans "Knight of the Republic", due to the Republic having fallen.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' episode "Sleeping Kitty" (a spoof of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''), the servant Sam fails to stop Princess Kitty from falling into the enchanted sleep. The King draws his sword and Sam assumes he will be executed for his failure, but the King instead knights him and charges him to protect the realm as he and his Queen choose to join their daughter in the enchanted sleep. Eventually, Sam realizes that in knighthood, he qualifies as a prince, and he breaks the spell by giving Princess Kitty TrueLovesKiss.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Celestia does the typical shoulder-tap to Twilight with her horn before she and her friends run off to retrieve the Elements from Discord in the second season opener.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Celestia does the typical shoulder-tap to Twilight with her horn before she and her friends run off to retrieve the Elements from Discord in the second season opener.
* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' when the Nice King (the Ice King) makes Finn and Jake his "nice knights".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' episode "Sleeping Kitty" (a spoof of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''), the servant Sam fails to stop Princess Kitty from falling into the enchanted sleep. The King draws his sword and Sam assumes he will be executed for his failure, but the King instead knights him and charges him to protect the realm as he and his Queen choose to join their daughter in the enchanted sleep. Eventually, Sam realizes that in knighthood, he qualifies as a prince, and he breaks the spell by giving Princess Kitty TrueLovesKiss.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Celestia does In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Anakin was knighted by Yoda and the typical shoulder-tap to Twilight Jedi Council ''[[RuleOfCool with her horn before she and her friends run off a lightsaber.]]'' It was to retrieve sever the Elements from Discord in "Padawan Braid" that Anakin had, which was delivered (secretly) to Padme, which symbolized the second season opener.
attainment of Jedi Knight rank.
** This is the same method used for all Jedi Padawans upon ascension to Knight-hood.
* A variation in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E16ShroudOfDarkness "Shroud of Darkness"]] brought the Jedi knighting ceremony described above back into canon, when [[spoiler:Kanan is knighted by the Nice King (the Ice King) makes Finn and Jake his "nice knights".
* In
Sentinel]]. It even uses the ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'' episode "Sleeping Kitty" (a spoof same wording as ''Clone Wars'', sans "Knight of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty''), the servant Sam fails to stop Princess Kitty from falling into Republic" because this is after the enchanted sleep. The King draws his sword and Sam assumes he will be executed for his failure, but the King instead knights him and charges him to protect the realm as he and his Queen choose to join their daughter in the enchanted sleep. Eventually, Sam realizes that in knighthood, he qualifies as a prince, and he breaks the spell by giving Princess Kitty TrueLovesKiss.Republic has fallen.



* Creator/SeanConnery showed up for ''his'' knighting in full Scottish regalia (i.e., a kilt). Since he's scottish, it's not surprising but still shows the formal ceremony thing.
* Creator/StephenColbert was knighted by the Queen of Jordan...with [[LordOfTheRings Andúril]]. (Note that knighthood as such is unknown in the traditions of the Arab monarchies; note also that Queen Noor is a half-Swedish, half-Syrian American, and [[RuleOfCool the whole thing is so cool nobody should give a damn]].)
* Creator/TerryPratchett, upon hearing that he would be awarded a knighthood, decided that a knight ought to have a sword, and made his own... [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments out of meteoric iron.]]

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* Creator/SeanConnery showed up for ''his'' knighting in full Scottish regalia (i.e., a kilt). Since he's scottish, Scottish, it's not surprising but still shows the formal ceremony thing.
* Creator/StephenColbert was knighted by the Queen of Jordan...Jordan ... with [[LordOfTheRings Andúril]]. (Note that knighthood as such is unknown in the traditions of the Arab monarchies; note also that Queen Noor is a half-Swedish, half-Syrian American, and [[RuleOfCool the whole thing is so cool nobody should give a damn]].)
* Creator/TerryPratchett, upon hearing that he would be awarded a knighthood, decided that a knight ought to have a sword, and made his own...own ... [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments out of meteoric iron.]]
20th Feb '17 3:20:43 PM margdean56
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All that was needed was the dubbing, but it elaborated quickly. Expect a formal ceremony in a StandardRoyalCourt with masses of witnesses. In RealLife, these were highly religious events that involved the new knight having a night vigil (sleepless time with praying) in the chapel, ritualized bathing for cleansing, wearing certain colours (white for one) and a final blessings from TheChurch near the end. You'll see little of this because [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail We don't have time for that]].

The actual event could go for days, so again this is often shortened for time but keep in mind that the shortened version was also true, since in the middle ages, nobles and rulers occasionally had to [[FieldPromotion promote commoners and squires in mid-battle]] to replace fallen knights.

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All that was needed was the dubbing, but it elaborated quickly. Expect a formal ceremony in a StandardRoyalCourt with masses of witnesses. In RealLife, these were highly religious events that involved the new knight having a night vigil (sleepless time with praying) in the chapel, ritualized bathing for cleansing, wearing certain colours (white for one) and a final blessings blessing from TheChurch near the end. You'll see little of this because [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail We we don't have time for that]].

The actual event could go on for days, so again this is often shortened for time but time. But keep in mind that the shortened version was also true, since in the middle ages, nobles and rulers occasionally had to [[FieldPromotion promote commoners and squires in mid-battle]] to replace fallen knights.
1st Feb '17 8:02:09 PM Goldfritha
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Once upon a time, all that was needed was the dubbing, but it elaborated quickly. Expect a formal ceremony in a StandardRoyalCourt with masses of witnesses. In RealLife, these were highly religious events that involved the new knight having a night vigil (sleepless time with praying) in the chapel, ritualized bathing for cleansing, wearing certain colours (white for one) and a final blessings from TheChurch near the end. You'll see little of this because [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail We don't have time for that]].

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Once upon Originally, a time, all knight was merely a warrior. As the constant warfare of TheLowMiddleAges declined, and merchants began to acquire wealth and influence, a ceremony was developed to mark out the knights from the class of men who worked.

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that was needed was the dubbing, but it elaborated quickly. Expect a formal ceremony in a StandardRoyalCourt with masses of witnesses. In RealLife, these were highly religious events that involved the new knight having a night vigil (sleepless time with praying) in the chapel, ritualized bathing for cleansing, wearing certain colours (white for one) and a final blessings from TheChurch near the end. You'll see little of this because [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail We don't have time for that]].


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The ceremony is likely to appear even in works set in TheLowMiddleAges, and the degree of elaboration tends to have only tenuous relationship to the alleged era of a work.
7th Jan '17 10:10:15 AM nombretomado
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* In the 1937 Armada film ''Film/FireOverEngland'', Michael Ingolby (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).

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* In the 1937 Armada film ''Film/FireOverEngland'', Michael Ingolby (LaurenceOlivier) (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).
25th Dec '16 8:29:46 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Anakin was knighted by Yoda and the Jedi Council''[[RuleOfCool with a lightsaber.]]'' It was to sever the "Padawan Braid" that Anakin had, which was delivered (secretly) to Padme, which symbolized the attainment of Jedi Knight rank.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', Anakin was knighted by Yoda and the Jedi Council''[[RuleOfCool Council ''[[RuleOfCool with a lightsaber.]]'' It was to sever the "Padawan Braid" that Anakin had, which was delivered (secretly) to Padme, which symbolized the attainment of Jedi Knight rank.
17th Dec '16 1:58:01 PM Waddle
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* 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]]".
12th Dec '16 12:03:34 AM H2SO4
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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' brought it back into canon with [[spoiler:Kanan]]'s knighting ceremony. It even [[MythologyGag uses the same wording as the above]], sans "Knight of the Republic".

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** ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' brought it back into canon with [[spoiler:Kanan]]'s knighting ceremony. It even [[MythologyGag uses the same wording as the above]], sans "Knight of the Republic".Republic", due to the Republic having fallen.
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.
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