Knights

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  1. Martinfangirl556

    Martinfangirl556 STARWARSIAN

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    Is anyone here obsessed with Knights? Does anyone here like Sir.Aaron from pokemon?
     
  2. Kai

    Kai Dark Jedi Warrior

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    I love knights, but I don't know who Sir Aaron is.
     
  3. Kakashi

    Kakashi Call me Deacon Blues

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    same as Kai.

    I love knights with a passion, Paladins are my favorite at the moment.
     
  4. Foinikas

    Foinikas Playing backgammon!

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    I think almost everyone here likes knights.I'm also very fond of paladins too.

    And who the heck is that Sir Aaron....and why is he starring on pokemon?!
     
  5. Martinfangirl556

    Martinfangirl556 STARWARSIAN

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    Sir.Aaron is just this fictional knight on this pokemon movie lucario and the mystery of mew. i think right now i go for jedi knights...
     
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    Foinikas Playing backgammon!

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    Sorry but this is the Medieval Board :)
     
  7. Raraldor

    Raraldor Well-Known Member

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    lol I remember him now he was lucarios partner. I do like knights but I also like archers
     
  8. Anthony Southron

    Anthony Southron Prince of Nothing Special

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    I stopped watching the Poke'mon anime about halfway through the third season, so I don't know who Sir Aaron is. Except...isn't Aron (with only one 'a') a gerbil-shaped steel-type Poke'mon?!

    Anyway, yah, knights are cool. My avatar is a picture of a knight character I'm using in an MMORPG (though I took that picture a few levels ago. He has actual armor now, I promise!)
     
  9. BubbleFreak

    BubbleFreak Queen of BubbleMania

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    I wouldn't say I am obsessed with knights, but it would be a doomful world without them, with dragons setting fire to villages and eating people and then and then trolls fighting over bridges and falling into lava rivers... OK maybe not. But without knights other people/creatures would need to step in to save the day!
     
  10. sinfulwolf

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    Knights are indeed interesting characters. I have yet to use one in any of my stories, but that may change with my latest piece.

    I've been reading some of Bernard Cornwell, and he's got some good notes on knights and lords of Dark Ages Britain in his Warlord Chronicles trilogy.
     
  11. Greybeard

    Greybeard Geezer

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    My current favourite knight is William Marshall, English, c. 1146-1219.
     
  12. Martinfangirl556

    Martinfangirl556 STARWARSIAN

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    I just love how Knights are so chivalrous and how they honored women and were kind but then feirce when war came. It makes me mad to see how things like Fraggle Rock and the Backyardigans make fun of Knights like in Fraggle Rock they have Sir.Blunderbrain.. and in Backyardigans two characters play Knights and its so weird and dumb. What do you guys think of that?
     
  13. sinfulwolf

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    Not all knights were chivalrous. Its a nice concept but it didn't always work out that way. Many were corrupt, many didn't respect women. However, I still love the concept of knights and what they stood for. Great movie for this was Kingdom of Heaven.
     
  14. Killbot608

    Killbot608 prototype killing machine

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    I love knights, they were hard as nails, no warriors like them.
     
  15. AmrasTheArcher

    AmrasTheArcher Woodsman and archer

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    William Marshall was nails, the only person of the era to have a biography that wasn't royal, stood 6'2 which at the time was massive!
     
  16. Gyllegaian

    Gyllegaian I feel sick..

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    Knights simply signify the 'upper level' in terms of combat effectiveness, title and overall glamour. Therefore - I, like most people, like them :)

    But, unfortunately nowadays; the Knight concept is overused. Knights have been milked as a storyline too often and now, I fear, they're starting on the road that Zombies have travelled down - where a once prestiguous concept becomes that of laughter.
     
  17. sinfulwolf

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    Zombies are awesome, don't ever dis the zombie. There is still lots that can be done with both zombies and knights, tales and stories that haven't been tapped into.

    Also, if something is based on Medieval Europe, saying that knights are used too often is like saying that having human beings in stories is stale.
     
  18. BubbleFreak

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    I know this thread is about knights, but since zombies were mentioned, my two cents. Part of my liking for zombies is that they often aren't really taken seriously. Zombie movies are the few gore movies I can actually sit through and laugh at and not have to be too scared about.

    Back to knights, still like them and always will.
     
  19. Gyllegaian

    Gyllegaian I feel sick..

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    Exactly. Zombies are no longer viewed as a "serious" threat in a film, or even in literature. Because of Hollywood exploiting the possibilities of the undead - when you hear someone say "Looks good" "What's it about?" "Some thing with zombies" you arn't exactly scared.

    And that's the problem. Zombies used to be scary - now they're about as serious as a clown tying his shoelace.

    On the topic of Knights - I've not said that they are taken with as much humour as Zombies, only that if moviemakers arn't careful: they will eventually end up down that road.