Greatest 12 Characters Between 1000-1199

Who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list!

 The Knights
 The Knights

Synopsis

This is one of a set of lists I made showing a progression of the greatest characters in a heroic style throughout time. Focusing for the most part on one decade at a time. The heroes that we know and love today were inspired by heroes before them. Some are even real people who moved into folklore. Before comics there were pulp magazines. Before that there was dime novels and before that was the penny dreadfuls. There were many others as well like Gothic novels, story papers and yes even a real novel.  

The List 

This is a list of the greatest characters who first appeared in print between 1000-1199 .  These would be characters who will go on to be the biggest influences in comics either directly or indirectly.  In other words these will become great inspirations to future comic characters and stories. Right now they are in order of year.  

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New Stuff

Well here we are with another list.  This time instead of making it a decade long list.  I made it a two century long list.  Unfortunately, I was still unable to fill it.  I only need one more.  There were a few I wanted to add but they did not have a character page yet.  My assumption is that they have just not been added.  I am sure they are out there I just haven't found them.  It would be great if you could help me on this one.  Just let me know if I am missing someone.

Here is the past list

Greatest 12 Characters of the Time Lost

Here is the next list   

Greatest 12 Characters Between 1400-1599

List items

  • Merlin is one of the first sorcerers or magicians. He was actually based on several other characters from history and fiction. He was first written about in 1136 in the Historia Regum Britanniae.

  • King Arthur is really one of the earliest recorded heroes of all time. He has been a loved character spanning two millennia. He was first written about in 1136 in the Historia Regum Britanniae.

  • Morgause has been depicted numerous different ways. She started out as his sister and later his half sister. He would even sleep with her before discovering she was his sister. In other tales she is like Morgan Le Fay or is Morgan La Fey. She was first written about in 1136 in the Historia Regum Britanniae.

  • Sir Lancelot is the obviously the most popular of all the knights of the round table. His betrayal is all the more profound because of his near greatness and loyalty. He first appears in Erec and Enide at about 1170.

  • Like many on this list Sir Percival is a legendary knight of the Round Table. His is the lead knight in the quest for the Holy Grail. He first appears in Erec and Enide at about 1170.

  • Sir Caradoc was a member of the Round Table who was against king Arthur but later supported him. He is also one of the main knights in the quest for the Holy Grail. He was first seen in Perceval, The Story of the Grail written between 1181-1191.

  • Elain is the mother of Sir Galahad and the lover of Sir Lancealot. She was first seen in Perceval, The Story of the Grail written between 1181-1191.

  • The Red Knight along with the Black Knight and Green Knight are protaganists of Arthurian legend. He was first seen in Perceval, The Story of the Grail written between 1181-1191.