White knight

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White knight may refer to:

People and titles[edit]

Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

  • Knight-errant, a literary stock character portrayed as a white knight
  • White Knight (Through the Looking-Glass), a character in Through the Looking Glass which resembles the chess-piece
  • "Gotham's White Knight", a nickname given to Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight (2008)
  • White Knight, James Bond's codename while infiltrating a terrorist military base in the beginning of Tomorrow Never Dies
  • White Knight, a character in the Generator Rex cartoon series.
  • White Knight, a playable character class in the ever-popular MMORPG Maplestory
  • White Knight, the name of the train engine in the Tokyopop manga Snow
  • The Knights of Falador, a fictional organisation in the online game RuneScape


Other art, entertainment and media[edit]

Business and brands[edit]


Other uses[edit]

  • White Knight, a codependent person with a recurring need to "rescue" others in order to receive praise and esteem. May be used in reference to either gender, though feminine versions exist such as "Florence Nightingale."
  • White Knight, a derogatory internet term for an individual who goes out of his or her way to defend another. The accusation implies the motivation is disingenuous or based upon some form of reward meaning.
  • White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, one of the most violent and militant branches of the Ku Klux Klan

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