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* KnightKnaveAndSquire

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* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe


The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized [[MyMasterRightOrWrong loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil]], while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

Of course, that doesn't mean that non-European heroes can't act like this -- and it doesn't mean that European heroes always do, either. The Roman-derived tradition of "MyCountryRightOrWrong" was always present in Europe...

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially (Charlemagne)--especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], ''[[BushidoIndex bushido]]'', the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, ''{{samurai}}'', but the Japanese code emphasized [[MyMasterRightOrWrong loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil]], while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

Of course, that doesn't mean that non-European heroes can't act like this -- and this--and it doesn't mean that European heroes always do, either. The Roman-derived tradition of "MyCountryRightOrWrong" was always present in Europe...



* KnightInSourArmor: a CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.

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* KnightInSourArmor: a A CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.



* LawfulStupid (more or less common depending on the work)

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* LawfulStupid (more or less common common, depending on the work)



* NobleDemon

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* NobleDemonNobleDemon: They might be acting toward an evil goal, but at least they're chivalrous about it.


* AFatherToHisMen


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* KnightInShiningArmor

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* KnightInShiningArmorKnightInShiningArmor: The classic original recipe.
* KnightInSourArmor: a CrapsackWorld may have rusted their armor, but their HeroicSpirit still shines.

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths).myths. The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.


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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the medieval Matters of Arthur and, especially, Charlemagne (especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.

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The [[TropeCodifier Trope Codifier]]s are the {{Chivalric Romance}}s of the medieval Matters of Arthur and, especially, Charlemagne (especially Britain (KingArthur) and of France (Charlemagne) -- especially the innumberable [[OlderThanTheyThink fantasy novels]] and verse epics of the 15th through 17th centuries which were based on, set in, or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Delivered vaguely inspired by]] the older Carolingian myths). The Arthurian myths have a less militantly idealistic style than the Carolingian ones; the Arthurian work most completely of this style is ''Literature/SirGawainAndTheGreenKnight''.


* KnightInSourArmor

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* SmallStepsHero

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* SirVerbALot

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* PragmaticHero


This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil, while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

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This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to European chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized [[MyMasterRightOrWrong loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil, evil]], while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.


This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to [[SaintChevalier European chivalry]] was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil, while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.

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This pattern is rarer outside of Europe (and before the Middle Ages) than within it. The closest analogue to [[SaintChevalier European chivalry]] chivalry was [[BushidoIndex bushido]], the code of the Japanese {{Samurai}}, but the Japanese code emphasized loyalty to one's lord, even to the point of doing evil, while the European one emphasized loyalty to one's conscience, even to the point of treachery.



* SaintChevalier (White Knight)

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