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The jousting lance is an iconic weapon used by medieval knights and is the weapon of choice for many fictional characters with a knightly theme, especially if they also wear heavy armor (be it plate armor or a futuristic version), carry a large shield, and ride a horse or its modern/speculative fiction equivalent such as a Cool Bike, dragon, or Humongous Mecha. If a user of this kind of lance has a Rival or Arch-Enemy, expect the latter to be given the same weapon so they can settle their issues with an old-fashioned joust. Swords, axes, and warhammers all have their place, but nothing quite beats a big pointy object designed to penetrate your target by charging at high speed.

The modern manifestations of this trope are sometimes characters who use the jousting lance as their main or only weapon even when on foot, the implication being that they can run or fly as fast as a war horse.note  Expect to see Slice-and-Dice Swordsmanship with or without modifications to the weapon's basic structure — which is far more appropriate for stabbing — but lance masters can often jab with impossible speed and armor-piercing force even when one-handing the weapon. The epitome of this artistic license is the character whose lance is effectively a rapier of BFS proportions.

Lances in animation and videogames are often far more massive and thick than those of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, resembling nothing so much as a giant conical spike on a stick, and often have fins or spikes encircling them. You might see an engraved drill-like spiral pattern. Furthermore, not only the tip but the entire lance is often depicted as being made of metal. In real life, designs like this would make it too heavy and unbalanced to use as a lance. The aforementioned 'giant metal spike' design also often has the problem of an excessively tapered and needle-like point, which realistically would either overpenetrate when used on a soft target or clinch uselessly upon hitting armor. At least that kind of stuff looks really cool, and the practical issues might matter less if they were being wielded by Humongous Mecha or humans in Power Armor. Lances are also often depicted as multi-use weapons, where in real life they were somewhat disposable. Wooden lances might break on impact and would become too unwieldy in a tight melee, at which point a knight would discard his lance and draw a short weapon such as a sword or mace. See the analysis page for more historical information.

Despite the trope title's knightly implications, this trope is actually Older Than Feudalism, with the Parthian Empire providing some of the first examples of a heavily-armored lancer cavalryman called a "cataphract" many centuries before the social class of knights ever existed. Additionally, for much of history prior to the adoption of the stirrup, lances would have been held in both hands for many cavalrymen unlike the typical Medieval knight, as a rider without stirrups wouldn't be able to keep their balance effectively due to the length of a lance.

Characters with centaur-like forms are effectively always 'mounted', which makes preference for this weapon a bit more plausible. Other weapons would still be more practical in most circumstances as they were for Real Life human cavalry.

Contrast A Thicket of Spears when polearms are instead used en masse by infantry.


  • Academic sources often refer to spears and similar weapons as 'lances', especially when they are too large to be used as throwing weapons. This article is about jousting lances with or without modifications to the basic design.
  • Drills are often used for jousting and Air Jousting in fiction due to the way they work but those examples should go under This Is a Drill unless they are clearly jousting lances with drill mechanisms.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Berserk: Being a Medieval/Renaissance fantasy adventure, Berserk has its share of lance-play:
    • Griffith's Band of the Hawk mercenary company is mostly composed of medium and light cavalry, wearing half or three-quarter armor and wielding swords or light lances/spears. They're often going against much more heavily armed and armored opponents such as the Tudor Empire's Black Ram Iron Lance Heavy Cavalry who—as their name indicates—wield enormous iron lances and ride in full armor on armored horses. Their unstoppable lance charge almost drove the army of Midland from the field; It was only Griffith's surprise attack aided by Guts' armor-crushing BFS that saved the day, thus elevating Griffith in the King's sight.
    • Sir Locus, famous as the Moonlight Knight and commander of the New Band of the Hawk's cavalry, is a lancer first and foremost. He's an accomplished jouster in tournaments, but because of his Apostle powers he is even deadlier in war. He and his demon knights can make their lances extend and curve to home in on the heads of enemies, so that they each skewer a dozen at a time when their charge hits. As if that weren't enough, their true forms are centaur-like monsters that give a mighty charge—Locus' seeming to be made of gleaming metal. Then, Locus' lance turns into a double-bladed Lance when he transforms and he uses that more for cutting.
  • Claymore: Isley, the Abyssal One who rules the North, adopts his centaur-like true form for serious battles. His arms turn into bows and arrows for ranged combat, but for fighting up close they become a shield and conical lance that inflicts devastating damage because of the acceleration provided by his equine lower body.
  • Many Britannian Knightmare Frame pilots in Code Geass use lances due to the aristocratic, knightly pedigree of the Britannian military and their fondness for references to Arthurian legend. Princess Cornelia and her Gloucester pilots in particular favor close combat with large conical lances, which have a ring of spikes for good measure. As another example, Luciano Bradley's custom Knightmare Frame Percival has a right arm that can produce a lance made of energy.
  • High School D×D: Vizor, the rogue devil that the occult club fights when Rias takes Issei to watch his first hunt, has the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a giant dog, wielding a lance in each hand. She is so large compared to these lances that she uses them like swords rather than, well, lances, but she is dispatched quickly by the senior club members. Rias explains to Issei that devils train in one of several chess-themed fighting classes such as knight with their own strengths and weaknesses, and that even rogue devils tend to stick with the class they were originally given.
  • From the Gundam franchise:
    • Most Crossbone Vanguard mobile suits in Mobile Suit Gundam F91 and its manga sequel Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam wield the Shot Lancer. In addition to being a throw-back to medieval days (the Vanguard styles themselves as knights), the lances serve a practical purpose, being giant Pile Bunkers intended to disable enemy mobile suits without triggering a reactor explosion — which would be disastrous inside a closed space colony. To extend their function, Shot Lancers can fire the "cone" like a giant dart (and tend to have spares) and mount heavy machineguns or beam rifle(s) around the base for ranged firepower. Thirty In-Universe years later in Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, the Earth Federation introduces the Javelin, which wields a gun-shaped version of the Shot Lancer, making its true function more obvious.
    • The third generation of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE features the AGE-2 Dark Hound, wielding a DODS Lancer. It's essentially the Shot Lancer with a pair of DODS beam rifles in place of the Shot Lancer's machine guns.
    • The second season of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 introduces grunt machines using lances with integrated beam machine guns. Unlike their inspiration these are traditional lances without the Pile Bunker. As per the trope description some pilots are shown swinging them at enemies but most sensibly use the weapons as firearms.
    • The Mobile Suit Gundam Wing remake manga Glory of the Losers gives Tallgeese a heat lance, designed to break through the Virgos' planet defensor Force Fields. It also fits with Tallgeese's overall theme as an armored knight.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Gaelio Bauduin, an heir of one of the ruling families of the solar system, uses an appropriately aristocratic gun-lance as his signature mobile suit weapon. His Schwalbe Graze's version is simple (basically a stripped-down, short-barrelled version of the standard 120mm Graze rifle with a gigantic lance-shaped bayonet), while the Gundam Kimaris, naturally, has a fancier design - the Gungnir, a proper jousting lance with two 120mm guns built into the handguard. The upgraded Kimaris Trooper wields the Destroyer Lance, which in addition to mounting bigger guns is shaped like a vague combination of a lance and spear. In the second season, the rebuilt Kimaris Vidar wields a drill lance which again mounts machine guns, but also has a pair of Dáinsleif railcannons.
    • Though not seen in the anime, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny's MSV line has the DOM Trooper Original Spec, which wields a drill lance, with its backpack carrying several spare "cones" (presumably because the drill would get stuck in an enemy machine).
  • In Bleach, the Arrancar Nel Tu has a centaur Super Mode in which she gains a lance.
  • In One Piece Shura Skyrider wields the Heat Javelin, which is a Flaming Lance. Other notable Lance users include Gan Fall (who has a knight motif), the Whitebeard Pirates Commander Speed Jiru and the New World pirate Eipoda, who combines this with Double Weapon.
  • Erza's Ceremonial Armor from Fairy Tail has a Lance that has thus far served as an Ornamental Weapon (and a flagpole). However, as she is a Multi-Melee Master she presumably knows how to use it.
  • The King Kittan and its upgraded Space version from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann used lances.
  • Episode 34 of Yes! Pretty Cure 5 has Karen joust with Hadenya while on horseback using lance of water.
  • In Le Chevalier d'Eon manga, burly scotsman and member of Secret du Roi Douglas MacKenzie scoffs mundane swords in favour of a gigantic steel lance blessed by the Pope and inscribed with Biblical verses from the Genesis, which allows him to grind Gargoyles to a pulp and even heal himself.
  • Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple: one of Yami's Armed Division members are the so called "Three Spears of Kurokonoe". Despite the name, the "Spear of the West" actually wields a jousting lance, wears full plate armor and shield and even rides an armored horse in combat. He ends up fighting Shigure in an improvised jousting tournament with Shigure using a motorbike and a two-ended bamboo yari to fight.
  • Dukemon or Gallantmon as it's known in most American media and it's X-antibody form wield the Holy Lance Gram witch takes the form of a jousting lance attached to Gallantmon's arm.
    • Examon another member of the Royal Knights, has the lance Ambrosius which doubles as a BFG that shoots lasers from the atmosphere.

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    Fan Works 
  • Equestria Girls: Friendship Souls: Applejack eventually gains a trully massive golden lance, with the tip of two helical grooves giving it an appearance of a twist drill than a weapon.
  • A Growing Fire In My Heart: Ember decides to give Spike an obsidian lance for his birthday, remembering how much he said he likes them and how knights use them in battle, and commissions it from Blitz's family. Once Spike receives it at his birthday party he absolutely loves it.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Ivanhoe has a famous jousting scene in which the eponymous hero takes part as a Black Knight.
  • A Knight's Tale is the story of a commoner who pretends to be a knight so he can participate in jousting, so naturally there is a lot of jousting with lances.
  • In The Last Duel, the climactic Trial by Combat between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris starts with a joust where they both break a few lances charging at each other, getting new ones for each charge.
  • Excalibur has a scene in which two knights joust for Guinevere's honor.

  • In ''The Hedge Knight'' by George R. R. Martin, Duncan, the protagonist is forced to take part in a Trial by Combat involving seven knights on either side. One of the knights insists they use jousting lances for the initial charge, as they're longer than war lances, so will hopefully knock their opponents off their horses before they close and give them the advantage.
  • Real Quick Flash Fic has a robot using a high-tech version.
  • Weapon of choice for Mimbrate knights in The Belgariad. Belgarion gets to use them reasonably often in the second series, especially once he is given an appropriate war horse. Their disposable nature is played very straight - they aren't carried around when they aren't needed. Instead, characters cut new ones as needed.
  • In the Belisarius Series, after stirrups are invented, Belisarius quickly realizes that they will make it practical to couch the lance in what we now consider the classic straight-forward positionnote , which in turn makes it practical to use heavier lances.
  • The titular Dragonlance are massive, ornated lance weapons designed specifically to slay evil Dragons and first used by the legendary hero Huma. They come in longer variants for mounted use and smaller ones which can be wielded by footmen and are a Weapon of Dragon Slaying. According to the Tabletop Game rules, not only they deal extra damage to (evil) Dragons, but also lower their Costitution score for each strike delivered. In later books, the evil Nerakian Knights manage to craft and evil counterpart to the Dragonlance.
  • The Protector of the Small quartet involves a resurgence in the popularity of jousting after the Immortals War dumped many types of large, unfriendly monsters into Tortall, ones which are best fought with long-reach weapons. Expert jouster and staunch traditionalist Lord Wyldon is very smug about this when he begins instructing the pages. One of Kel's first challenges is learning to joust on an oversized horse with a lance that's improperly weighted for her size (thanks to her sexist adversaries trying to drive her out of training). Instead, jousting becomes a particular skill of hers. In the third book, the royal progress and its attendant tourneys allow her to show off how good she is in front of the general public, encouraging more girls to try for knighthood and even convincing a few traditionalists.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Ace Lightning: One of Ace's weapons is the Lightning Lance, a hi-tech lance weapon that fires electrical blasts.
  • Game of Thrones:
    • Ser Loras Tyrell is an expert at using this weapon. He has beaten notable knights such as Ser Jaime Lannister and Ser Gregor Clegane in jousting competitions, and is widely regarded to be the finest jouster in Westeros.
    • The Mountain kills Ser Hugh of the Vale with one, which may have been intentional. He is later said to have done the same to Lord Beric Dondarrion.
  • House of the Dragon: A tournament is held in King's Landing to honor of the birth of King Viserys' son. There's an obligatory joust, and Daemon Targaryen turns out to be quite the cheater at it, using his lance on an adversary's horse's legs to make it trip.
  • Kamen Rider Gaim: Kamen Rider Baron's Banana Arms wields the Banaspear; since this is his primary form, it's practically his weapon of choice. However, Baron doesn't actually use it like a lance, tending instead to swing it around like a conical sword. At least one of his Finishing Moves involves thrusting the lance while it generates a giant energy banana.
  • A full decade and a year before him is the other knightly-based Second Rider of Kamen Rider Ryuki, the aptly-named Kamen Rider Knight. Though his own default weapon is a rapier-like sword, if needed, especially for his Finishing Move, he can call upon a fairly large lance called the Wing Lancer. It's slightly more realistic-looking than the Banaspear, with an edge to actually be useful for slashing movements. Naturally, this applies to his American adaptation counterpart, Kamen Rider Wing Knight as well.
  • Full Metal Jousting is a reality show following the modern sport of jousting with lances. It follows the classic rules with slightly updated equipment.

    Multiple Media 
  • A number of knight-inspired Digimon use lances, with the most iconic being Dukemon/Gallantmon and variants thereof.
    • SkullKnightmon's arms are jousting lances. Upon combining with Axemon, it turns into AxeKnightmon, who combines SkullKnightmon's lances into one double-ended lance.
  • The Pokémon Escavalier is designed after a Knight in Shining Armor and has jousting lances for hands.
  • Star Wars Legends features Energy Lances used by the Mon Calamari Knights for aquatic combat and Power Lances used by Clone Troopers and Lancer Droids in an actual joust, albeit with speeder bikes.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Lances show up as available melee weapons for Battlemechs in BattleTech. Like most melee weapons, they're Awesome, but Impractical, dealing damage similar to a hatchet but with a chance of a through-armor critical. The rulebook they first show up in notes that despite being called lances and often being stylized to look like the medieval weapon, in function they're actually closer to being mech-sized stilettos.
  • In Rocket Age Venusian storm riders use thunder lances to attack from the Terror-dactyl mounts. These lances use crystals to hold electrical charge, allowing them both shock and cut enemies.
  • With its medieval themes, it comes as no surprise that the lance can be found in Dungeons & Dragons. Despite being a reach weapon, it can be used one-handed while riding and deals extra damage if used to make a charge attack while mounted (triple if the wielder had the Spirited Charge feat). In Fifth Edition, a wielder has disadvantage on attack rolls made against targets that are adjacent to the wielder and they need to be used two-handed if you're not mounted. They also no longer receive the damage multiplier for making a charging attack.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gaia the Fierce Knight and all members of his archetype wield one or two of these while attacking from his mount, be they horse or dragon. There's even a special card for attacking with them.
  • The lance is a common weapon in Warhammer Fantasy, wielded by most factions' heavy cavalry (light cavalry use infantry spears instead). It grants a +2 bonus to strength on the round the user charges into melee.
  • In Warhammer 40,000, the lance is still used by some cavalry-esque units, notably Eldar exodite cavalry, Eldar jet bikers and Imperial Guard rough rider units. The Eldar version fires a short-ranged laser, while the Imperial Guard lances have impact explosives taped to the end, allowing for a devastating, single-use attack the first time they charge.

    Video Games 
  • Monster Hunter:
    • The Lance is a staple weapon of the series, where it is a defensive weapon and always paired with a shield. The user can even couch the lance and charge into a monster for massive damage.
    • The Gunlance is a variant with a short-ranged breech loading firearm built in, with poorer defensive ability in exchange for additional attacks using the gun mechanism.
    • Both variations have a wide variety of designs (including spears, polearms and Improvised Weapons) but all are wielded in the same manner as their parent category.
  • TERA has a lance using class that seems patterned after the Monster Hunter application of this trope, being the designated meat shield and sharing the charge attack.
  • The Total War series is utterly replete with lancer cavalrymen. Throughout the series, cavalry armed with lances tend to be contrasted with cavalry wielding anything else - the former are "shock cavalry" which are good on the charge but liable to be overwhelmed if they cannot quickly defeat their target before their charge bonus runs out, making them reliant on Hit-and-Run Tactics against any sort of real melee opponents that they can't quickly rout in a single charge.
  • Kabuki Z has a Black Knight boss whose weapon is a massive lance longer than you're tall.
  • In the Shining Series:
    • Lances are a common weapon for Knights (which are all centaurs).
    • The Shining Soul series has a lance as one of the Warrior's weapon options and he only jabs with it. Apart from its reach it's a pretty poor choice as it has a tiny attack arc.
  • Valkyria Chronicles:
    • The Valkyrur use lances with spiral patterns. These weapons and their accompanying shields are made of a special material that can channel their users' supernatural powers, allowing them to be a major threat on battlegrounds dominated by firearms and artillery. Interestingly, they wield them one-handed like swords.
    • Anti-Tank Lancers are mundane units using an explosive ranged weapon shaped like a jousting lance.
    • The most dreadful weapon ever created, the great lance Valkoff, is shaped like a giant lance.
  • Elmeti mercenaries in Age of Empires III.
  • Honda Tadakatsu from the Sengoku Basara franchise uses what is called a 'drill spear' but it is clearly shaped like a jousting lance and he can perform a charging attack with it. A horse is out of the question because they wouldn't survive his riding them.
  • Croix from the second Ar tonelico game is a knight, so his choice of this weapon is natural. It's essentially a downsized Shot Lancer (see the "Anime & Manga" section on this page for more info), though it also has thrusters on the backside on the lance head to power-up thrusts, instead of being able to launch and retract the lance head.
  • In the Kirby series, the 'ultimate warrior' Galacta Knight uses a lance and a shield. The more obscure Ghost Knight enemy used the same combination in an earlier game.
  • In Ghosts 'n Goblins, Arthur's default weapon is a jousting lance that he throws like a javelin. He even uses an overhead grip to do so.
  • Earnest in Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume uses a giant Lance.
  • Mabinogi has Lance weapons, which have an annoying minimum attack range but compensate with high damage and the ability to reduce an opponent's damage resistance. Giants can pair them with a shield but humans must two-hand them and Elves cannot use them due to their weight.
  • Azai Nagamasa from the Samurai Warriors series started out using a yari spear but this was switched to a jousting lance for his debut as a playable character in the sequel to emphasize his dedication as a Knight in Shining Armor for his wife Oichi. He wields the weapon on horseback as well as on foot.
  • The Argent Tournament in World of Warcraft allows players to equip these and fight in mounted duels.
  • Ridersbane/Horsekillers in the Fire Emblem series are depicted as jousting lances. A few other lance types are also depicted as Jousting Lances, and in several games the default Lance animation for classes depict them with this style of Lance.
  • In Berwick Saga, a Spiritual Successor to Fire Emblem by its original creator (and the sequel to TearRing Saga), Lances are a sub-weapon of Spears usable only by certain mounted classes. Lance type weapons cannot counter or be countered, but deal greatly increased damage based on a charge which is how much the unit moved before initiating the attack. Spears operate like this as well, but to a less exaggerated extent, can be used any spear using class and can counter provided they either dodge or take no damage.
  • Ragnarok Online has a few monsters' sprites depicting them to carry lances, most notably Knight of Abyss (although it attacks with its BFS). On the player's side, Crusaders/Royal Guards mounted on their steed attacks in a thrusting fashion approximately similar to how a lance is used regardless of the actual spear-type weapon being wielded, leading to an amusing way to use scythe, for instance.
  • The Segment 7 boss Rex Cavalier from Hellsinker dual wields a pair of these. There is also some rocket launchers hidden in their handles
  • Mount & Blade has a few mixed in among their massive weapon selection. In keeping with the trope description, they see the most use in tournaments as opposed to actual field combat.
  • In Gems of War, the Lance Knight, as its name would indicate, carries one of these. Their special attack is called Joust and clears a whole row at once.
  • Lances were added to Dark Souls II as a heavy variant of Spears, with the item descriptions for several of them noting that they're designed for use on horseback and require considerable skill to wield on the ground. They did not return in Dark Souls III, being loosely supplanted by Pikes instead.
  • The Pokémon Escavalier has knight-like lances for arms, enabling it to use stabbing moves like Fell Stinger, Poison Jab, and the previously Beedrill-exclusive Twineedle.
  • Fallen London: Feducci's weapon of choice, and one of the only things in the game that can take you from zero to dead in a single failed action. A replica of his lance is tied for the single most Dangerous item in the game, with a whopping +20 (in stat terms, outmatching a set of modern armor and an anachronistic devil-made rifle combined). It does bear mentioning he mostly uses it the correct way, as in "charging on horseback".
  • Honkai Impact 3rd: Durandal's weapon class is lances. Some of her gear offer fantastical justifications for why it can be used to slash and stab. Asuka uses lances too, with the Lance of Longinus being an item that can be drawn from the event gacha.
  • In Age of Empires II, several unique hero units are represented by knights wielding jousting lances, such as the Frankish Paladins, the Master of Templars and Reynald de Chatillon.
  • In Final Fantasy II, some of the spear weapons such as the Ice Spear and Holy Spear are shaped like lances and used eclusively on foot. The sketch for the Holy Spear even depict it as, essentially, a jousting lance with a short handle and an halbeard tip on the other end.
  • Rival Knights by Gameloft is about a young knight going to different tourneys and participating in the jousts there. He can improve himself by buying new armor, shields and lances.
  • Joust features a knight on an ostrich who's trying to lance enemy knights riding buzzards. All this over a pit of lava.
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight and its sequel have lances as one of the weapons Hundred Knight can use. While a number of them deal Slash damage, others instead deal Impact damage. They have good reach, but being a thrusting weapon Hundred Knight needs to line himself up properly.
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 introduces the "Lance" class of weapons... which consist of humongous lances with a built-in drilling mechanism which makes them heavy but allows them to break through enemy defense. Deng Ai, new entry of that title, was the only character whose Ex Weapon was the Lance.
  • Battle for Wesnoth: Horsemen can evolve to become Lancers or Knights: both classes are armed with massive lances (seemingly made of metal) and possess the deadly Charge attribute, which allows them to do (and receive) twice the damage on attack. This makes Lancers something akin to an organic missile.
  • Earth Defense Force: Some games in the series give Wing Divers access to weapons called Lancers, which are styled after jousting lances, but instead of being melee weapons you charge enemies with, they're laser guns you have to charge up to fire.
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon features an unusual take with the VE-67LLA Laser Lance, where instead of a long pointy object, its "lance head" is actually a short, projected energy blade. Due to its non-physical nature, the ramming force and speed is instead supplanted by an absolutely massive jet engine which on a clean hit, effectively gores the target while keeping them plastered to the front of the array until the entire weapon overheats.

  • In Homestuck, Tavros allocated LANCEKIND to his STRIFE SPECIBUS. This was impractical even before he ended up in a wheelchair.
  • The leader of the Landegre clan in Noblesse has a Jousting Lance as their weapon of choice.
  • In The Warrior Returns, Jeongsu is able to send word back to the Spear World requesting new and more powerful weapons to help him fight Minsu Kim. The first spear they send back is Heukto, a lance that generates a mechanical horse for him to ride upon. In addition to solving Jeongsu's relatively slow movement speed compared to the other Warriors, the lance itself posseses incredible penetration power thanks to its ability to rotate rapidly as it thrusts.

    Western Animation 
  • Ben 10 villains The Forever Knights have high-tech versions of the jousting lance among other weapons in their arsenal.
  • King Arthur & the Knights of Justice featured a knight with a lance.
  • Disney has done this a few times in their short films.
    • The 1933 short film "Ye Olden Days" shows Mickey involved in a Jousting duel with Goofy (in his last canon appearance as Dippy Dawg) for the hand of Princess Minnie.
    • In the 1946 short film Knight for a Day, which focuses on GoofyAlthough it's a little more complicated . The main event of the plot is focused on a jousting competition between Sir Loinsteak and Sir Cumference. The latter being a Black Knight with a nasty looking jousting lance that has a literal can opener as it's tip, if that wasn't enough it's also paired with a giant shield that appears to be a literal brick wall in the shape of a shield.
    • The 1954 short film "Dragon Around" depicts Chip and Dale mistaking Donald Duck's steam shovel for a dragon after reading a book of fairy tales. Dale helps Chip to don armor made of items their size and arms him with a lance stand in so that they can fight the dragon with Dale acting as Chip's "horse".
  • Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors has a character named Oon, who is an "Eternal Squire" and possesses what he calls a "Magic Lance" (it's doubtful it's really magic, though). Oon even looks like a miniature classic knight.

Alternative Title(s): Knightly Lance, Chivalric Lance, Knights Lance