There is a long and respected tradition of knights in fiction, dating back centuries, to the probably-apocryphal stories of Camelot.  (To be honest, it probably has origins long before that.)  The JSA featured a literal time-lost knight in Sir Justin, The Shining Knight, while technology helped to augment The Black Knight of The Avengers.  Heck, you could even make the case for Rom, The Spaceknight (it’s right there in the name!) who quested across the galaxy with a coterie of similarly-impressive warriors to defeat the Dire Wraths and save his home world of Galador,  but the question of which knight is the best knight is complex and difficult, leading us to today’s Heath Ledgery query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has a soft spot for Sir Brenzin The Bold, but that may just be my personal bias talking, asking: What fictional man-at-arms is your pick for the best knight ever?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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3 Comments

  1. November 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    In terms of origins, you’re right in that fictional knights date far further back than Camelot, but for my money, as a scholar who dabbles in Arthuriana, it’s in Arthur’s court that I would search for an answer. In fact, I suppose I’d say Arthur himself would be my choice, or his faithful knight Gareth. They’ve always been my two favorite chivalrous heroes.

  2. November 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm — Reply

    Don Quixote!

  3. b003
    November 27, 2017 at 7:06 pm — Reply

    Visionaries, Knights of the Magical Light. Back when Saturday was all about cartoons.

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