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"If the king doesn't lead, how can he expect his subordinates to follow?"
Lelouch, Code Geass

"For this is what it means to be king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there's hunger in the land (as must be now and then in bad years) to wear finer clothes and laugh louder over a scantier meal than any man in your land."
King Lune of Archenland, The Horse and His Boy

"You may have made it impossible for Shining Armor to perform his spell, but now that you have so foolishly revealed your true self, I can protect my subjects from you!"
Princess Celestia, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2"

"A consummate engineer, a feckless ladies' man, and the reigning king of Figaro, Edgar aids the anti-imperial cause with his technological expertise and the resources of his kingdom. When he's not handling his nation's affairs or hitting on anything with ovaries crossing his line of vision, he's donning a Jason mask and murdering things with a chainsaw."

"Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth, but he reminded me of my duty, when all I could think of was my rights. I had the cart before the horse, Davos said. I was trying to win the throne to save the kingdom, when I should have been trying to save the kingdom to win the throne."
Stannis Baratheon, A Song of Ice and Fire

"You are mistaken if you think Atreya is meant to protect me. I am meant to protect it."
Queen Helen, The Zombie Knight

"Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope."
Mufasa, The Lion King

"I am Karl Franz, and I was born into this world, just like you. A world of unceasing war and endless terrors. But with a nation of men at its heart, a bastion of hope and courage: the Empire. Led by the craven, torn apart by the greedy, weakened and exposed, forever on the defence. But no longer.

Now, we unite! To purge the evil that
dare confront us! Follow me, and we will banish this darkness! I swear this as your Emperor!"
Emperor Karl Franz, Total War: Warhammer

Elmont: Get the king to safety!
King Brahmwell: (pulls out sword) Like hell!

"You can sit on a throne, that doesn't make you a ruler. It only means you have an arse."
Swain, The Noxian Grand General, League of Legends

"A true king is not afraid to take blows with his knights."

Archibald Grimes: Oh? The Princess is participating in this fight herself?
Princess Shine: Protecting my country and its people... that's my fight!
Archibald Grimes: Do you understand what that means?
Princess Shine: To shed my blood and the blood of others. I've resolved myself to do that. This red Fairlion is a sign of that!
Archibald Grimes: Noblesse oblige, then? Very well.


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