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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."
25th Jun '15 6:25:34 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''William''', ''AKnightsTale''

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-->-- '''William''', ''AKnightsTale''
''Film/AKnightsTale''
17th Apr '15 1:16:28 AM JamaicanCastle
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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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20th Feb '15 11:48:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AKidInKingArthursCourt'' reveals its master jouster Black Knight to be [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the princess]]!]]
* Two of these end up coming into ''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 1954 film, ''The Black Knight'', John, a blacksmith and swordsmith, is tutored at [[KingArthur Camelot]]. As a commoner, he can't hope to win the hand of Lady Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeoniland, so he creates a secret alternate identity as the Black Knight.

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* ''AKidInKingArthursCourt'' ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'' reveals its master jouster Black Knight to be [[spoiler:[[SamusIsAGirl the princess]]!]]
* Two of these end up coming into ''AKnightsTale''.''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 1954 film, ''The Black Knight'', ''Film/TheBlackKnight'', John, a blacksmith and swordsmith, is tutored at [[KingArthur Camelot]]. As a commoner, he can't hope to win the hand of Lady Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeoniland, so he creates a secret alternate identity as the Black Knight.
12th Jan '15 3:52:26 PM hbi2k
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** While "any knight can make a knight" in-universe, the Brotherhood Without Banners stretches this far beyond the spirit of the law, knighting absolutely anyone willing to fight alongside them, regardless of whether they have any formal knightly training. Nobody outside the group is particularly impressed.
15th Jul '14 7:35:32 PM JulianLapostat
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** It's implied that Dunk, the hero of the "Dunk and Egg" short stories, was never actually knighted by his master. He claims that his master knighted him before he died, but he is repeatedly afflicted by unexplained guilt when the issue gets raised. Ironically, he might be an ancestor to Brienne, given that his arms appear in her father's keep.

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** It's implied that Dunk, the hero of the "Dunk and Egg" "Literature/TalesOfDunkAndEgg" short stories, was never actually knighted by his master. He claims that his master knighted him before he died, but he is repeatedly afflicted by unexplained guilt when the issue gets raised. Ironically, he might be an ancestor to Brienne, given that his arms appear in her father's keep.
15th Jul '14 7:35:32 PM JulianLapostat
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25th Jun '14 7:43:41 PM MabuseTheGambler
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* In EdmundSpenser's ''Literature/TheFaerieQueen'', Braggadocio. A MilesGloriosus whose name is the origin of the noun.

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* In EdmundSpenser's ''Literature/TheFaerieQueen'', ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'', Braggadocio. A MilesGloriosus whose name is the origin of the noun.
25th Jun '14 7:39:03 PM MabuseTheGambler
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* In EdmundSpenser's ''Literature/FaerieQueen'', Braggadocio. A MilesGloriosus whose name is the origin of the noun.

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* In EdmundSpenser's ''Literature/FaerieQueen'', ''Literature/TheFaerieQueen'', Braggadocio. A MilesGloriosus whose name is the origin of the noun.
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