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The Black Knight, known somewhat famously and goofily in the NES release as BADMAN, is an enemy from the original Final Fantasy. It can be found at the Flying Fortress. As might be expected, the Black Knight has very high Magic resistance and no real weakness. Should the player be successful in beating him, they are rewarded with a large amount of gil and EXP.

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Dark knights, also known as black knights, were a minority group of knights who refused to serve lords or kings. Instead they either looted and raided, hunted bounties, or lived off the charity from the more humble folk, in much the same manner as a Japanese ronin. As they had no master, and thus no squire, they would paint their armor a signature black color to prevent rust and damage. Dark knights were considered by many a necessary evil, as they would protect villages and lesser people from invaders and bandits, but would also cause problems in the regions they dwelt in to sustain themselves.

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