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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel. Though it kind of make sense as he is searching during winter and the text mentions he needs to sleep in it to keep warm.

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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel. Though it kind of make makes sense as he is searching during winter and the text mentions he needs to sleep in it to keep warm.


In the tale, the knight challenges Arthur's court to a game: any of the knights there at the Round Table could strike the Green Knight one blow with an axe. In return, the knight would have to allow the Green Knight a similar blow in one year's time. Arthur's knights are hesitant to agree to such an obvious trap. In response, The Green Knight casts aspersions on their manhood and chivalry, at which point Arthur himself steps up to take the challenge. Gawain, realizing that he's much more expendable than the King himself, does the noble thing and jumps up to take Arthur's place.

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In the tale, the knight challenges Arthur's court to a game: any of the knights there at the Round Table could strike the Green Knight one blow with an axe. In return, the knight would have to allow the Green Knight a similar blow in one year's time. Arthur's knights are hesitant to agree to such an obvious trap. In response, The Green Knight casts aspersions on their manhood and chivalry, at which point Arthur himself steps up to take the challenge. Gawain, realizing knowing that he's much more expendable than the King himself, does the noble thing and jumps up to take Arthur's place.


The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' was recounted by Thomas Malory in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.

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The test of character by "beheading dare" is found earlier in the [[Myth/CelticMythology Irish legendary romance]] ''Bricriu's Feast''. ''Gawain and the Green Knight'' The poem has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien. It was recounted not adapted by Sir Thomas Malory in into his ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' for unknown reasons, though some of the prior sources he did use are dated to the same period, as well as later and has been translated by, among others, Creator/JRRTolkien.
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A film adaptation based on the tale called ''Film/TheGreenKnight'' starring Creator/DevPatel as Gawain will be released on June 30, 2021.


* KnightErrant: From the feast of All Hallows to Christmas, Gawain rides around Britain in search of the Green Knight, and during that time has many battles with monsters and wild animals which are alluded to but not told. {{Trope Namer|s}}: The oldest recorded use of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") occurs here.

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* KnightErrant: From the feast of All Hallows to Christmas, Gawain rides around Britain in search of the Green Knight, and during that time has many battles with monsters and wild animals which are alluded to but not told. {{Trope Namer|s}}: The oldest recorded use of the phrase (as "knygt erraunt") occurs here.


''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within Myth/ArthurianLegend, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.

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''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within Myth/ArthurianLegend, A part of the Myth/{{Arthurian Legend}}s, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.


* CantArgueWithElves: The Green Knight/Lord Bertilak is an almost perfect representation of the chivalric code, including his fearlessness in battle. Of course, it's easy to be fearless when he can just pick up his severed head and reattach it later. Nevertheless, he never hesitates to mock King Arthur and his knights for their "cowardice" in fearing death. No one ever calls him out on it.

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* CantArgueWithElves: The Green Knight/Lord Bertilak is an almost perfect representation of the chivalric code, including his fearlessness in battle. Of course, [[DeathIsCheap it's easy to be fearless when he can just pick up his severed head and reattach it later.later]]. Nevertheless, he never hesitates to mock King Arthur and his knights for their "cowardice" in fearing death. No one ever calls him out on it.


The next day, Bertilak goes hunting. Gawain, sleeping late, finds the beautiful Lady Bertilak [[YourCheatingHeart climbing into bed with him]]. Gawain thinks she is beautiful but only talks with her, nothing more. In the end, Lady Bertilak demands a kiss from him. Gawain heartily agrees, and the two kiss.

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The next day, Bertilak goes hunting. Gawain, sleeping late, finds the beautiful Lady Bertilak [[YourCheatingHeart climbing into bed with him]].him. Gawain thinks she is beautiful but only talks with her, nothing more. In the end, Lady Bertilak demands a kiss from him. Gawain heartily agrees, and the two kiss.


''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within the KingArthur mythos, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.

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''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within the KingArthur mythos, Myth/ArthurianLegend, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.

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* TwoAliasesOneCharacter: Lord Bertilak and the Green Knight turn out to be the same person.


* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel. Though it kind of make sense as he is searching during winter and the text mentions he needs to sleep in it to keep warm.



* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel. Though it kind of make sense as he is searching during winter and the text mentions he needs to sleep in it to keep warm.


* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse. Gawain's fate if he doesn't answer the Green Knight's challenge on the appointed date.


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: Gawain's fate if he doesn't answer the Green Knight's challenge on the appointed date.


''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within the KingArthur mythos, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.


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''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'' is a late 14th-century [[UsefulNotes/HistoryOfEnglish Middle English]] alliterative ChivalricRomance. Set within the KingArthur mythos, this tale revolves around the eponymous Gawain accepting, and completing, a challenge presented by the Green Knight, who mysteriously appeared in Arthur's court during Camelot's New Year's Day feast.

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* SurvivalThroughSelfSacrifice: A strange [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation Green Man]] shows up at the court of Myth/KingArthur and challenges the knights to cut off his head, and in a year's time, they must allow him to do the same. Eventually Gawain takes up the challenge, [[OffWithHisHead cuts off the Green Knight's head]]... and the Green Knight's body calmly picks it back up, reattaches it, and reminds Gawain of his promise. A year later Gawain finds the Green Knight, and flinches at first from the blow, but then makes himself stay still without moving as the Green Knight goes to cut his head off with an ax... and the Green Knight only gives him a slight nick on the neck for flinching at first. Because Gawain kept his word and showed his courage, the Green Knight spares him.


* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel.

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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Gawain sleeps in it while searching for the Green Chapel. Though it kind of make sense as he is searching during winter and the text mentions he needs to sleep in it to keep warm.

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