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Which knight in Westeros history incarnated the best the ideals of chivalry ?


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On 9/14/2022 at 5:42 PM, Corvo the Crow said:

Davos and his co-conspirators. Davos is, after his knighthood, quite chivalric. He protects the innocent and defends the weak. He spoke up to save the people of Claw Isle, took action to smuggle Edric Storm. It took five loyal men(Andrew Estermont, . Gerald Gower, Triston of Tally Hill, Lewys the Fishwife, and Omer Blackberry) to escort Edric Storm just as it took Willem Darry and four loyal men. Five is the number you need for kidnapping kids I guess.

Davos and his boys are commendable, but I think Ser Willem is better. He stayed with Princess Daenerys and King Viserys III until the end of his life. He cared for and genuinely loved the little Princess. That elevates his status above Davos in my eyes.  

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I don't believe there's only one knight that achieved that, there are many: Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Gerold Hightower, Ser Oswell Whent, Ser Barristan Selmy, Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, Ser Duncan the Tall and I dare say Brienne of Tarth. There are probably others that I am not remembering right now.

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1 hour ago, Larys Strong said:

I don't believe there's only one knight that achieved that, there are many: Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Gerold Hightower, Ser Oswell Whent, Ser Barristan Selmy, Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, Ser Duncan the Tall and I dare say Brienne of Tarth. There are probably others that I am not remembering right now.

Of all those names, only Brienne. Perhaps Duncan also if you ignore the fact he blatantly lied about his knighthood.

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14 hours ago, Corvo the Crow said:

Of all those names, only Brienne. Perhaps Duncan also if you ignore the fact he blatantly lied about his knighthood.

True knights are those who stay true to their vows, we can say the three knights who were at the Tower of Joy fulfilled their duties, they never fled, they died being White Cloaks. Ser Barristan is also honourable and he was dimissed from the Kingsguard, so I don't see him smudging his honour because of that. Prince Aemon was also considered one of the greatest knights in existence. Even though Dunk may have lied about being a knight, he still acted like a true knight, he defended the weak. 

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19 hours ago, Larys Strong said:

True knights are those who stay true to their vows, we can say the three knights who were at the Tower of Joy fulfilled their duties, they never fled, they died being White Cloaks. Ser Barristan is also honourable and he was dimissed from the Kingsguard, so I don't see him smudging his honour because of that. Prince Aemon was also considered one of the greatest knights in existence. Even though Dunk may have lied about being a knight, he still acted like a true knight, he defended the weak. 

Well but to whom were those vows? Aerys II or Rhaegar the prince that was disinherited? Or was it to Jon whose real name is most likely Aemon(think how stupid it would have been if he was to be  named Aegon when he already had a brother named Aegon, Rhaegar has made some dumb moves but he's not dumb) was yet unborn? It is bad for Dayne and Whent but even worse for Hightower who was both the eldest and the lord commander. As they said themselves, "they weren't there." Kingsguard's first and foremust duty and vow is to their king, the king may or may not choose to extend this protection to relatives etc. I doubt that Aerys has chosen three of his kingsguard to safe guard the abducted lady Lyanna Stark, so there goes their vows down the privy.

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Just now, Eternally_His said:

Would he really take that sort of plunge, knowing he might be hated for it?

The thought wouldn't even cross his simple but honest mind, none of Jaime's theatrics in the throne room, a neat end soon after he learns of the wildfire plot or if some extra brains to help him, a bloodless end too.

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2 minutes ago, TheLastWolf said:

The thought wouldn't even cross his simple but honest mind, none of Jaime's theatrics in the throne room, a neat end soon after he learns of the wildfire plot or if some extra brains to help him, a bloodless end too.

Off topic, but there is a theory that Hodor is Dunk's son.

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