"Don't you dare...give unwanted support in a duel between men! If you're going to laugh at that idiot...then laugh at me too!!"
― Charlotte Katakuri to his sister, Flampe for interfering in his fight with Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
"A real man is someone who forgives a woman for her lies!!"
― Sanji (One Piece)
"There are times when a gentleman has to be courageous and fight, even when his opponent is bigger than he is and he knows he's going to lose!!"
― Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood)
"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong. That is your oath. And that is so you remember it. Rise a Knight."
― Balian of Ibelin, Kingdom of Heaven
"A man should suffer greatly for his lord, Endure both biting cold and sweltering heat And sacrifice for him both flesh and blood."
― The Song of Roland, Line 1117

The archetype of a noble knight. Note that this is essentially a definition of an archetype/concept. Variation of Archetype:Warrior. Opposite of Archetype:Barbarian.

Also Called

  • Crusader
  • Knighthood
  • Noble Knight
  • Paladin
  • True Gentleman
  • White Knight Syndrome (Lance N' Masques)
  • Man-at-arms


The user is a noble knight: they have an innate ability to manifest great courage and nobility at all times, especially in the face of adversity. The knights express a desire to maintain order and are well rounded in many aspects. They are well versed in the seven knightly virtues and some are as zealous as to try and destroy that which they see as impure, as well as suffering from psychological stress due to having to suppress their natural instincts and desires. Their selflessness and compassion make them very charismatic and they soon earned the trust of those around them.

The knights are determined and their enthusiasm allows them to master whatever they put their minds into. Although knights may have an indomitable will, most fall prey to mental control and illusions because of the constant absence of their personal needs. If their will is strong, however, and they do not easily fall prey to temptations. Their greatest weakness is, indeed, the over-trust in their dogmas, the trust in those who are closest to them and their naive disposition.

As maintainers of the status quo, knights expect those alongside them to behave properly, however, they are always loyal to them to an extreme degree, to the point that they may even give up their lives for those who become their allies. Certain kinds of animals have an affinity, such as war-dogs and horses, due to their loyalty to their masters and great reliability in times of conflict.

Associated Powers




  • Knights have their fair share of limitations.
  • Sin Embodiment - The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Some can fall from their knighthood due to great temptation.
  • In a world where Chivalry is dead, the User will be easily manipulated and discarded.

Example Characters

  • Green Knight (Arthurian Legends)
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Arthurian Legends)
  • Azan (Berserk)
  • The New Band of the Hawk (Berserk)
    • Grunbeld
    • Locus
  • Crusaders (Diablo)
  • Diarmuid Ua Duibhne/Lancer (Fate/Zero)
  • Sir Boris (The Big Knights)
  • Sir Morris (The Big Knights)
  • Sir Horace (The Big Knights)
  • Sir Doris (The Big Knights)
  • Royal Paladins (Cardfight!! Vanguard)
  • Brotherhood of Light (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow)
  • Fright Knight (Danny Phantom)
  • Four Knights of Gwyn (Dark Souls)
  • Burnt Ivory King (Dark Souls II)
  • Raime, the Fume Knight (Dark Souls II)
  • Sanctum Knights (Dark Souls II)
  • Sir Alonne (Dark Souls II)
  • Abyss Watchers (Dark Souls III)
  • Shining Knight (DC Comics)
  • Nelo Angelo (Devil May Cry series)
  • Digimon Royal Knights (Digimon series)
  • Cecil Harvey (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Holy Knight/White Knight (Final Fantasy Tactics)
  • Black Knight (Folklore)
  • The Chosen One (GEES)
  • Ghostdog (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai)
  • Arthur (Ghosts n' Goblins series)
  • Hollow Knight (Hallow Knight)
  • The Knight/Little Ghost (Hollow Knight)
  • Godric Griffindor (Harry Potter book series)
  • Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
  • Yuuto Kiba (Highschool DxD)
  • Beruka Furcas (Highschool DxD)
  • Arthur Pendragon (Highschool DxD)
  • Jonathan Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Phantom Blood)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Galacta Knight (Kirby series)
  • Meta Knight (Kirby series)
  • Ri Shin (Kingdom)
  • Knights of the World (Lance N' Masques)
    • Dorgon
    • Shin Hanabusa
    • Yōtarō Hanabusa
  • Darknuts (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Link (Legend of Zelda series)
  • Black Knight (Marvel Comics)
    • Dane Whitmen
  • Tigrevurmund Vorn (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)
  • Roland (Madan no Ou to Vanadis)
  • Sir Daniel Fortesque (Medievil)
  • Knight Man (Mega Man 6)
  • KnightMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network 2)
  • Hyogoro (One Piece)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Katakuri (One Piece)
  • Gallade (Pokémon)
  • The Swords of Justice (Pokémon)
  • Black Knight (Power Rangers Time Force)
  • Hayato Shingu/White Knight (Project ARMS)
  • Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  • Samurai Warriors (Samurai Warriors)
  • Sir Galleth Cooper (Sly Cooper)
  • Knights of the Round Table (Sonic and the Black Knight)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Knight Gundams (Superior Defender Gundam Force)
  • Flynn Scifo (Tales of Vesperia)
  • Heru-ra-ha (Thelema)
  • Knights of the Nine (The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine)
  • Knight-Paladin Gelebor (The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard)
  • Paladin (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Samurai (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Paladins and various Knighthoods (Various fantasy stories and RPGs)
  • Armies of Bretonnia (Warhammer)
  • Blood Knights (Warhammer)
  • Knightly Orders of the Empire (Warhammer)
  • Users of the Ark Incorruptus (White Knight Chronicles series)
  • Iris Ascarid (Rakudai Kishi Eiyuutan)
  • Koutarou Satomi (Invaders of the Rokujouma)
  • Ichika Orimura (Infinite Stratos)
  • Alyssa Sutcliff (Magika no Kenshi to Shōkan Vasreus)
  • Britain Knight Order (Magika no Kenshi to Shōkan Vasreus)
  • Annelotte (Queen's Blade Rebellion)
  • Jaune Arc (RWBY)
  • Sparkster (Rocket Knight Adventures)
  • Honos (Roman Mythology)
  • Daniel (Shemhamphoras)
  • Sir Nyansalot (Yo-Kai Watch)


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