did the green knight ever face the black knight in medieval fantasy?

i know they both fought in the monty python holy grail film starring john cleese, in the misty ancient forests, but did they face each other in any other mythical story?

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  • 1 month ago
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    There are multiple Green and Black knights throughout folklore and Arthurian legend, including the defender of the Lady of the Lake and Mordred. But there are multiple examples of both, and even both merely being used as disguises. In some cases they are real people and in others supernatural entities.

    Worth noting though, that in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, there is NO Green Knight. At all.

    The Black Knight presented in that film is a nameless knight without a mastrer, who fights Arthur. No Green Knight is present.

    • oh right, interesting, but in that scene its a knight in green who battles the black knight, i thought it was the green knight. thanks.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No. That's not how good legends work. It might make for an impressive action sequence, probably with some good CGI effects, but it doesn't make for a good legend.

    The green knight and the black knight don't go up against each other, they pick on local heroes. Sir Gawain was a young and inexperienced knight, so defeating the green knight was a major accomplishment for him. Darth Vader (he counts as a black knight) kidnapped a beautiful princess and imprisoned her in his impenetrable fortress, which enabled a young farm boy who always dreamed of adventure to rescue her and destroy the fortress. That other black knight first insulted Bugs Bunny, then challenged him to single combat.

    See how it works? The audience wants local a local hero, someone who stands up to a nearly impossible challenge. If you have two epic warriors squaring off against each other, you end up with another Godzilla movie. Not saying Godzilla is a bad thing, but it's not the same as a local hero legend.

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