A mysterious warrior loyal to the emperor of Palamecia. He exposes those disloyal to the empire and hunts them to the corners of the earth. Innocent and guilty alike fall before him and his unflinching faith.
The Black Knight, also known as the DkKnight and the DarkNite, is a boss in Final Fantasy II. Four of them pursue the protagonists at the start of the game and engage them in a battle that cannot be won. If the player wins through a cheat device, the NES version allows the player to progress as normal, but in the Dawn of Souls version, the player is sent back to the title screen.
A Black Knight also appears in the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes and all subsequent remakes based on these versions. Minwu assists Scott in battle against the Black Knight upon his arrival in Raqia. It is not as much of a threat as it was in the original scenario.
[view·edit·purge]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.