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2nd May '16 12:50:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Engaging in this practice on an internet forum (or wiki) is derisively called "WhiteKnighting." Doing it is particularly laughable due to most net denizens being aware of ''{{GIRL}}''.

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* Engaging in this practice on an internet forum (or wiki) is derisively called "WhiteKnighting."white knighting." Doing it is particularly laughable due to most net denizens being aware of ''{{GIRL}}''.
1st May '16 5:43:37 PM Steven
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* Leon in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' goes out of his way to escort and protect Ada no matter how many times she tries to ditch him. Even when Ada is being shot at, he takes a bullet for her! [[note]]Since Leon is a police officer and it was his first day, he most likely felt it was his duty to protect Ada, although it's implied he may have fallen in love with her as well.[[/note]] After Leon hears Ada is a spy for the Umbrella corporation, he refuses to believe it until Ada confirms it herself (in scenario A anyway). Since then, Leon and Ada have a "it's complicated" relationship in later games where Ada will help Leon when she can, but she will still hinder his progress if she is ordered to (though she won't harm him).
6th Apr '16 10:43:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SinCity'': Most of the {{antihero}}es ''SinCity''are afflicted with this trope to some degree. Several characters compare themselves to knights, with Dwight being Lancelot, and Hartigan "charging in like Galahad."

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* ''SinCity'': ''ComicBook/SinCity'': Most of the {{antihero}}es ''SinCity''are are afflicted with this trope to some degree. Several characters compare themselves to knights, with Dwight being Lancelot, and Hartigan "charging in like Galahad."
2nd Apr '16 8:57:32 AM ANTMuddle
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The KnightInShiningArmour (in non-medieval settings, TheCape) is a frequent user of this trope. Medieval {{chivalric romance}}s, indeed, portrayed knights who fell in love with a ''[[PeerlessLoveInterest princesse lointaine]]'' (faraway princess) merely on [[LoveBeforeFirstSight hearing her described]].

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The KnightInShiningArmour (in non-medieval settings, TheCape) is a frequent user of this trope.trope, with TheLadysFavour being its primary indicator. Medieval {{chivalric romance}}s, indeed, portrayed knights who fell in love with a ''[[PeerlessLoveInterest princesse lointaine]]'' (faraway princess) merely on [[LoveBeforeFirstSight hearing her described]].
23rd Mar '16 5:17:02 AM RubySlippers11
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** Although Richard doesn't help the girl because he's in love with her, he helps her because she's lying in the street alone and bleeding. His fiancée breaks up with him because she's upset that Richard doesn't care that helping the girl would make them late for dinner.

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** Although Richard doesn't help the girl because he's in love with her, he helps her because she's lying in the street alone and bleeding. His fiancée breaks up with him because she's upset that Richard doesn't care about the fact that helping the girl would make them late for dinner.
19th Mar '16 4:35:06 PM RubySlippers11
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**Although Richard doesn't help the girl because he's in love with her, he helps her because she's lying in the street alone and bleeding. His fiancée breaks up with him because she's upset that Richard doesn't care that helping the girl would make them late for dinner.
12th Mar '16 12:53:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': This is in full effect in the episode "The Lady Of The Lake". Merlin merely glimpses Freya and instantly decides he must risk everything to save her. The fact that she's being persecuted for magic use might have something to do with it, but it still fits the straight version.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'': This is in full effect in the episode "The Lady Of The Lake". Merlin merely glimpses Freya and instantly decides he must risk everything to save her. The fact that she's being persecuted for magic use might have something to do with it, but it still fits the straight version.
12th Mar '16 12:53:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', a boy gets sucked into a pinball game where he has to battle a witch and crown the princess. The princess is represented by a woman he had met at the mall only five minutes ago and who only spoke to him because he was standing in for a repair shop owner. And yet the guy comes to her rescue with the zeal of someone fighting for his true love. Admittedly, he was probably also fighting with all the zeal of someone who just got sucked into a killer pinball machine. [[spoiler:He didn't even get to escape in the end.]]

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* In an episode of ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', a boy gets sucked into a pinball game where he has to battle a witch and crown the princess. The princess is represented by a woman he had met at the mall only five minutes ago and who only spoke to him because he was standing in for a repair shop owner. And yet the guy comes to her rescue with the zeal of someone fighting for his true love. Admittedly, he was probably also fighting with all the zeal of someone who just got sucked into a killer pinball machine. [[spoiler:He didn't even get to escape in the end.]]



* In ''TheLoneGunmen'', John Byers gets hit with this ''hard'' when he sees Suzanne Modeski. He ends up throwing away his career, his respectability, and most of his illusions about [[{{Eagleland}} the country he loves]] in the process. The other two Gunmen see Modeski as little more than a FemmeFatale. The truth is...somewhere between the poles.

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* In ''TheLoneGunmen'', ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'', John Byers gets hit with this ''hard'' when he sees Suzanne Modeski. He ends up throwing away his career, his respectability, and most of his illusions about [[{{Eagleland}} the country he loves]] in the process. The other two Gunmen see Modeski as little more than a FemmeFatale. The truth is...somewhere between the poles.
5th Mar '16 1:16:21 PM wrm5
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/RPGWorld''. Hero meets the thief Cherry ''in the middle of a robbery'' and beats up Cherry's helpless, cowering victim after mistaking him for the robber, apparently solely on the grounds that a pretty girl couldn't possibly be a bad guy. Even Cherry can't believe it.
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