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14th Nov '17 2:25:06 PM Arawn999
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* ''TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has Sir Ronvid of the Small Marsh, who constantly challenges Geralt (who is an actual Knight) to duels [[GoldfishPoopGang but never poses much threat]].

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* ''TheWitcher3WildHunt'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has Sir Ronvid of the Small Marsh, who constantly challenges Geralt (who is an actual Knight) to duels [[GoldfishPoopGang but never poses much threat]].
14th Nov '17 11:55:53 AM Skagit
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* ''TheWitcher3:TheWildHunt'' has Sir Ronvid of the Small Marsh, who constantly challenges Geralt (who is an actual Knight) to duels [[GoldfishPoopGang but never poses much threat]].

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* ''TheWitcher3:TheWildHunt'' ''TheWitcher3WildHunt'' has Sir Ronvid of the Small Marsh, who constantly challenges Geralt (who is an actual Knight) to duels [[GoldfishPoopGang but never poses much threat]].
14th Nov '17 11:48:45 AM Skagit
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** Gregor Clegane (a.k.a. The Hound) is an inversion. He's totally eligible but refuses to be knighted because he views the whole institution as a sham because even monsters like his brother are knighted.


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* ''TheWitcher3:TheWildHunt'' has Sir Ronvid of the Small Marsh, who constantly challenges Geralt (who is an actual Knight) to duels [[GoldfishPoopGang but never poses much threat]].
5th Oct '17 11:52:14 AM ChronoLegion
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* Two of these end up coming into ''Film/AKnightsTale''. One is the classic struggling underdog, William Thatcher, the peasant who's masquerading as the knight Ulrich Von Lichtenstein, and the other is the royal in disguise, Sir Thomas Colville or Edward, the Black Prince, who just wants a chance to actually ''compete'' and earn something himself instead of being given everything because of his station.

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* Two of these end up coming into ''Film/AKnightsTale''. One is the classic struggling underdog, William Thatcher, the peasant who's masquerading as the knight Ulrich Von Lichtenstein, and the other is the royal in disguise, Sir Thomas Colville or Edward, the Black Prince, who just wants a chance to actually ''compete'' and earn something himself instead of being given everything because of his station. In the former case, William is warned by Creator/GeoffreyChaucer that the officials at the tournament require proof of lineage, which Chaucer can fake. It works, [[spoiler:until Count Adhemar witnesses him fixing the roof of his commoner father's home. The Black Prince then steps in and declares that William actually comes from a line of {{Impoverished Patrician}}s and is, therefore, eligible to participate. Nobody has the guts to question him]].
27th Aug '17 1:21:37 PM nombretomado
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* Sterkenburg Cranach in the ''Arland'' trilogy of the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series. He ''was'' an actual knight in ''VideoGame/AtelierRorona'', but between that game and ''Videogame/AtelierTotori'', Arland has changed from monarchy into a Republic, and disbanded the knights. He travelled the lands trying to find the disappeared former king, while keep calling himself a knight. He continues this in ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruru''.

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* Sterkenburg Cranach in the ''Arland'' trilogy of the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series. He ''was'' an actual knight in ''VideoGame/AtelierRorona'', but between that game and ''Videogame/AtelierTotori'', ''VideoGame/AtelierTotori'', Arland has changed from monarchy into a Republic, and disbanded the knights. He travelled the lands trying to find the disappeared former king, while keep calling himself a knight. He continues this in ''VideoGame/AtelierMeruru''.
11th Mar '17 11:35:23 AM Mhazard
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* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Frederick Luther III, who claims to be a knight. His behaviour in battle proves otherwise.

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* ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Frederick Luther III, who claims to be a knight. His [[CombatPragmatist behaviour in battle battle]] proves otherwise.
30th Jun '16 9:34:29 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Yaiba}}'' has Frederick Luther III, who claims to be a knight. His behaviour in battle proves otherwise.

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* ''{{Yaiba}}'' ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'' has Frederick Luther III, who claims to be a knight. His behaviour in battle proves otherwise.
17th Jun '16 8:28:01 PM jormis29
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* In ''TabletopGames/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' lore, it's not entirely unheard of for a peasant to [[RobbingTheDead scavenge]] (or [[AlmostDeadGuy "scavenge"]]) a samurai's katana and wakizashi from a battlefield and present themselves as a wandering ronin. Since many ronin travel to lands outside of their original families' (if they had much of a family to begin with) and any documentation would be difficult if not impossible to confirm, the swords are treated by law and tradition as incontestable proof of samurai heritage. Although it goes without saying that a commoner actually ''caught'' doing this will be executed in creative and exciting ways.

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* In ''TabletopGames/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'' lore, it's not entirely unheard of for a peasant to [[RobbingTheDead scavenge]] (or [[AlmostDeadGuy "scavenge"]]) a samurai's katana and wakizashi from a battlefield and present themselves as a wandering ronin. Since many ronin travel to lands outside of their original families' (if they had much of a family to begin with) and any documentation would be difficult if not impossible to confirm, the swords are treated by law and tradition as incontestable proof of samurai heritage. Although it goes without saying that a commoner actually ''caught'' doing this will be executed in creative and exciting ways.
12th Mar '16 10:59:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire''

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire''''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''



* Lancelot in ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. He isn't a noble, so he can't become a knight, but lies about it to enter the tournament. Uther finds out and only spares his life because he believes Lancelot killed the griffin. Later, Arthur knights him for real. Gwaine zig zags the trope: He is a noble but does not reveal that, so he can't be a knight and eventually gets exiled after trying to stop a couple of guys impersonating knights with magic (further examples of the trope). Later, he gets knighted like Lancelot did.

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* Lancelot in ''{{Series/Merlin}}''.''{{Series/Merlin 2008}}''. He isn't a noble, so he can't become a knight, but lies about it to enter the tournament. Uther finds out and only spares his life because he believes Lancelot killed the griffin. Later, Arthur knights him for real. Gwaine zig zags the trope: He is a noble but does not reveal that, so he can't be a knight and eventually gets exiled after trying to stop a couple of guys impersonating knights with magic (further examples of the trope). Later, he gets knighted like Lancelot did.



* The ''{{House}}'' episode ''Knight Fall'' starts in a medieval reenactment community. A knight collapses in battle. While in the hospital William tells how he tries to live by the knight's code of honor.

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* The ''{{House}}'' ''Series/{{House}}'' episode ''Knight Fall'' "Knight Fall" starts in a medieval reenactment community. A knight collapses in battle. While in the hospital William tells how he tries to live by the knight's code of honor.
11th Oct '15 1:08:25 PM TheWanderer
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** Ser Osmund Kettleblack, claims he was knighted by "Ser Robert... Stone," which is about as generic and untraceable a name as MrSmith.

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** Ser Osmund Kettleblack, claims he was knighted by "Ser Robert... Stone," which is about as generic and untraceable a name as MrSmith. Jaime, who Kettleblack is speaking to, suspects it may be a LineOfSightName, putting together the name of the dead king Robert, (who passed away a year or two before this conversation) and a look at the castle wall. Facing such a ConvenientlyUnverifiableCoverStory, Jaime more or less has to shrug and reassure himself by saying "Well, we know for sure that the guy was a mercenary, so at least he's gotta know how to handle himself in a fight."
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