Paladin

2023-09-08 Snargl 2 minutes 52 seconds

Who is a Paladin?

Paladin in a gold armor on a couch in a castle setting with a sword in his hand
Knight in armor with a sun in the background
Paladin in a armor standing in front of a sunset with mountains in the background

A Paladin is a term that originates from the close companions of Charlemagne, known as the Paladins or Twelve Peers, celebrated in medieval chivalric romances.

In modern times, it has come to signify a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry.

In fantasy literature and role-playing games, Paladins are holy knights who combine martial prowess with divine magical abilities to fight evil and protect the innocent.

They are often portrayed as warriors of virtue and righteousness, bound by a code of conduct that emphasizes honor, loyalty, and courage.

Example of the color palette for the image of Paladin

Picture with primary colors of Dark slate gray, Onyx, Pale brown, Khaki and Medium champagne
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
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NCS S 1015-G90Y
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RAL 6028
RAL 9005
RAL 1036
RAL 1000
RAL 1015
RAL Design
RAL 180 30 15
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 050 50 20
RAL 060 70 20
RAL 085 90 30
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What does a Paladin look like?

Statue of a knight with wings and armor standing in a cemetery with a sword in his hand and a cross in the background
Paladin standing next to a horse in a field with a huge tornado in the background
Paladin in armor holding a sword in a tunnel with a light shining through it and fog in the background
Paladin in a armor and roses in her hand
Paladin in a futuristic suit standing in a cave by a river with a waterfall in the background
Paladin in a forest with a cat in her hand and a dog in the foreground
Paladin in a gold armor with a sword in his hand and a black cape on his shoulder
Paladin in a armor standing in a desert area with a sunset behind him and a mountain in the background
Knight in a fantasy setting with a sword in his hand and a mountain in the background
Paladin in a armor standing in front of a castle with a moon in the sky behind him
Paladin in a green suit standing on a rock in the water with mountains in the background and a cloudy sky
Paladin in a suit of armor standing in front of a castle door with flames coming out of it
Here are some possible meanings of a paladin:
  • In historical terms, a paladin is one of the twelve legendary knights who served as the closest companions of Charlemagne, the king of the Franks and the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in the 8th century.
    These paladins, also called the Twelve Peers, were heroes of the medieval chanson de geste cycle of the Matter of France, where they fought against the Saracen invasion of Europe.
    Some of the most famous paladins were Roland, Oliver, Ogier, and Archbishop Turpin.

  • In fantasy literature and games, a paladin is a holy warrior who fights for a righteous cause, often with divine powers and magic.
    Paladins are usually associated with the virtues of chivalry, honor, justice, and faith.
    They often serve as protectors of the weak, defenders of the faith, and enemies of evil.
    Some examples of paladins in fiction are Sir Galahad from Arthurian legend, Arthas Menethil from Warcraft, and Cecil Harvey from Final Fantasy IV.

  • In modern usage, a paladin is a loyal and courageous supporter or champion of a noble cause, person, or organization.
    The word is often used to describe someone who is devoted to a leader, a principle, or a mission.
    Some synonyms of paladin are crusader, advocate, hero, and knight.
    For instance, one could say that Nelson Mandela was a paladin of human rights, or that the paladins of Microsoft are working hard to improve their products.

As you can see, a paladin can look very different depending on the situation.

However, a common trait of all paladins is that they are brave, loyal, and dedicated to a higher purpose.

Example of the color palette for the image of Paladin

Picture with primary colors of Phthalo green, Feldgrau, Cadet blue, Pastel blue and Tumbleweed
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 8005-B80G
NCS S 6010-G10Y
RAL Classic
RAL 6009
RAL 7043
RAL 5024
RAL 7035
RAL 1001
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 000 35 00
RAL 190 80 10
RAL 050 70 30
RAL Effect
RAL 850-6
RAL 180-1
RAL 310-3
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What is a Paladin in real life?

Paladin in a suit of armor standing in a field with mountains in the background
Paladin in armor holding a sword in a fantasy setting with a forest in the background
Paladin in a blue armor standing in a forest with a sword in his hand and a glowing halo above his head
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What is a Paladin vs Knight?

Paladin in armor standing in a forest under a full moon with a full moon behind him
Paladin in a knight suit standing in a church with a sword in his hand
Painting of a knight standing on a hill with a sword in his hand and a castle in the background
Paladin in a armor with a sword in her hand and a purple background
Knight in armor with a sword in his hand and a castle in the background

Example of the color palette for the image of Paladin

Picture with primary colors of Bulgarian rose, Russet, Pastel blue, Light taupe and Royal purple
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
RAL Classic
RAL 3007
RAL 8029
RAL 7035
RAL 1011
RAL 4005
RAL Design
RAL 040 20 19
RAL 190 80 10
RAL 050 60 30
RAL Effect
RAL 350-5
RAL 180-1
RAL 580-4
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