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The White Knight
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The White Knight is a fictional character from the novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. He is based upon the chess piece of the same name.


In Chapter Eight, the White Knight rescues Alice from the Red Knight and proceeds to escort her to the eighth square of the chess board. As they talk, he reveals that he is an inventor and proceeds to display some of his inventions, much to her amusement. These include a carrying-case that only opens at the bottom (to keep out the rain) and a set of spiked anklets to protect his horse from sharks. They eventually reach the square and the Knight rejoices by singing the song, Haddocks' Eyes. He and Alice then politely part company and he rides away into the forest.

The Knight is memorable for his bumbling nature and absurd style of horse-riding: leaning forward over the bridle while balancing upright in the stirrups. As can be expected, he falls from the saddle many times during his journey with Alice, even after she points out that he's riding improperly. According to the dramatis personae of Through the Looking-Glass, the White Knight is actually the White King's knight.[1]

Other appearances[]

Alice in Wonderland (1933)[]

The White Knight was portrayed by Gary Cooper in the 1933 Paramount films version of Alice in Wonderland.

The Looking Glass Wars[]

In the novel series "The Looking Glass Wars", the White Knight is re-imagined as Sir Justice Anders, the father of Dodge Anders and Queen Genevieve's royal bodyguard. He was killed by the Cat.

Alice (2009)[]

In the Mini series alice (2009) there is a white kight by the name of Charlie. Charlie was portrayed by Matt Frewer.

Pandora Hearts[]

In the Japanese, Alice in Wonderland inspired, manga: Pandora Hearts. The White Knight appears as a servant to The Will Of The Abyss ( a character much similar to The White Queen).

Alice in Wonderland (2010)[]

In Tim Burton's 2010 film the Knight, a Armoured Knight Chess Piece appears in Hatter's vision as the original owner of the vorpal sword who was brutally killed bythe Jabberwocky in the Horovendoush Day.

Ever After High[]

In this series, the White Knight's moniker and armour is assumed by Darling Charming, the daughter of Prince Charming. After travelling Wonderland, she comes to Ever After High where she is revealed to be true-love of Snow White's daughter Apple White, and saves her from a sleeping-curse with true love's kiss.


Through The Looking-Glass Characters

Alice The Mad Hatter The Red Queen The Red King The Red Knight The White Queen The White King The White Knight The March Hare The Sheep Humpty Dumpty Tweedledum and Tweedledee The Lion and the Unicorn The Bandersnatch Jubjub Bird The Jabberwocky Kitty The Flowers The Aged Man Lily The Monstrous Crow The White Horse The Bread-and-Butterfly The Rocking-Horse-Fly Snap-Dragonfly The Gnat