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"The Princess Knight" is the fifteenth episode of the Disney Channel animated series, Elena of Avalor. It premiered on March 18, 2017.

Plot

Gabe and Elena are fencing each other outside of the castle. Elena soon wins and Francisco compliments on her performance as fencer. While Elena is putting her things away she notices that Gabe forgot his gloves. As she follows Francisco and Gabe, she hears that Francisco asked Gabe to take it easy on her. She is soon angered by this and learns that her mother was in the fencing competition before and was close to the finals, but broke her wrist and had to forfeit.

Once Francisco leaves, she says she wants to enter the fencing competition. Gabe says she cannot because her grandfather would never allow it. Elena says she will just enter in disguise but Gabe says it will not work because of the hard competitors. The other competitors are the Viper, who's very quick, the Hornet, who's foot work makes her look like she's flying, the Beast, who's big and strong, and Sir Cassius, the defending champion of Brazendell. Coaching Cassius is his father Lord Elrod, a former knight who defeated Queen Lucia years ago. Despite Gabe's warnings, Elena still wants to be in the competition. She signs up, disguised as a knight called "Sir Elezar". Gabe fences Elena to show what she is like when he is not taking it easy on her. Elena realizes this and asks him to train her. Gabe first warns her she would not like the training, but Elena is willing to do whatever.

At five the following morning, Gabe wakes Elena up and they start training. She fails on most of the tests and complains. Gabe tells her to stop complaining and that she should step up. With every test Elena gets better and better each day. When she was able to defeat Gabe he tells her she is ready for a sword. He gives her some advice on some strategies, but warns her not to do the "Leaping Stag" unless she times it right.

The competition soon begins, and Elena, known as Sir Elezar, faces her first opponent, the Beast. Following Gabe's advice, Elena acts quick in combat to gain the higher advantage, resulting in her first victory. Sir Cassius is seen defeating the Hornet. Elena's next opponent was the Viper who was very quick. Gabe tells her she needs to be patient and have quick foot work, but Elena does not listen, resulting in her being struck two times. Gabe quickly repeats his advice to Elena and uses her foot work to get the Viper tired and she wins. Her next opponent is Sir Cassius and will compete against him the next day. Fransico, not knowing that Sir Elezar is Elena, congratulates her and invites her for tea. Elena grunts "no" but he take it as a "yes". Soon, fans of Sir Elezar chase Elena and Gabe and the Princess takes cover inside a tent. While hiding, she overhears Sir Cassius and his father, Lord Elrod, talking about how to beat Sir Elezar. Lord Elrod wants his son to go for her wrist and break it so Sir Elezar will forfeit, revealing that he did it to Elena's mother on purpose. Sir Cassius does not want to cheat, but his father insists as he does not want his son to be the first in the family to lose. Sir Cassius reluctantly agrees to do his father's cheap trick. Shocked about what she heard, Elena plans on telling Gabe when they get to the castle.

At tea with her grandparents, they greet themselves and ask Sir Elezar about himself. Gabe covers for Elena by doing all the talking. When Francisco talks about how his daughter, Lucia, trying to win the fencing competition Elena accidentally breaks her cover after speaking, which surprises her grandparents. Francisco was still worried about Elena entering the tournament, but she explains to them that Lord Elrod broke Lucia's wrist on purpose and she must fight for her mother. She's prepared if Sir Cassius cheats too. With encouragement from Luisa, Francisco allows her to continue in the finals.

The next day of the competition, Elena and Sir Cassius fence each other. Elena keeps winning and Lord Elrod tells his son to cheat. Elena soon knows what he is about to do and trips, allowing Cassius to gain a point. Elena notices that her ankle hurts and asks for a one minute break. Gabe looks at it and says it is not broken. Her grandparents come in and say she needs to figure out a way to win, and they give her a picture of her mother for strength. Elena soon gets back in the competition and soon notices she can barely do anything. She soon remembers the move Gabe did and does the "Leaping Stag" resulting in her winning the competition. She takes her helmet off and reveals her true identity to the audience who scream and cheer in excitement for her. Sir Cassius humbly congratulates Elena and gives her the trophy, and Lord Elrod stomps angrily away. Elena puts the trophy up in the air and whispers that this was for her mother.

Cast

Songs

Trivia

  • Fiero's statue makes a cameo appearance in the beginning of this episode.
  • Lord Elrod and Sir Cassius hail from Brazendell, which was mentioned in the Sofia the First episode "The Tale of the Noble Knight".
  • Elena reminds Gabe that she taught him how to play Olaball, which was the sport in the episode of the same name.
  • Elena disarming the Viper is similar to how Anakin disarmed Count Dooku in the Clone Wars Finale, "Sacrifice".
  • Elena posing as a knight is similar to Mulan posing as a man as she takes her father's place in the army.

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Media
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Music: Elena of Avalor (soundtrack)
Books: Feliz Navidad: A Royal ChristmasElena and the Secret of AvalorA Sister's PromiseA Palace Fit for a PrincessElena and Naomi's Big AdventureFlight of the JaquinsMy Best Friend's BirthdayThe Golden GeckoElena of Avalor: The Essential Guide

Characters
Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelMigs, Luna, and SkylarFranciscoLuisaChancellor EstebanNaomi TurnerMateoGabeZuzoArmandoDaniel TurnerDoña PalomaHigginsProfessor MendozaPrince AlonsoShurikiAlacazarKing Raul and Queen LuciaKing ToshiCharocaRafaFieroKing Juan RamónYacalliKing HectorKing JoaquínKing LarsKing RajaCarmen and JulioDoña AngelicaOrizabaCristinaCielaRoberto NúñezBlanca NúñezPrincess CaterinaNicoChief ZephyrAviónTroyoSeñorita MarisolQuiqueAmaraLord ElrodSir CassiusScarlett TurnerVictor DelgadoCarla DelgadoCacahuateBoboOliviaKing VeragoMarimondaQuita MozAntonio AgamaAmaláyPrincess ValentinaMingo, Zoom, and EstrellaDulce

Sofia the First: Princess SofiaKing Roland IIQueen MirandaPrincess AmberPrince JamesFlora

Episodes
Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "The Race for the Realm" • "Not Without My Magic"

Songs
Theme SongReady to RuleSister TimeBlow My TopAvaloran LullabyAvalor Birthday SongThe Magic Within YouFeel Free to Have FunSomething SpecialTo Be In My ClubFestival of LoveThe Gift of NightThe Great UnknownThe Spirit of AvalorMy TimeThe Way We Do NavidadLet Love Light the WayPlay It Your WayThe Bros Are BackFix AnythingSteppin' UpHome for GoodSomething I Would Never DoThe Bright Light of the BallYour Spirit GuideCast A Spell With MeGot It DownA Big DealYou Can't Catch MeForeverIt's Up To UsBest for Our GuestsMake Them ProudA Little Bit MoreThe Captain of the GuardHand in Hand
Locations
AvalorSatuFountain of YouthCordobaEnchanciaSecret LibraryRoyal Preparatory AcademyMaruEver RealmSpirit WorldVallestrellaOphidan Island
Objects
Amulet of AvalorScepter of LightCodex MaruEye of MidnightBehind the WallsShuriki's WandCoza KexJewel of Maru
See Also
Sofia the FirstJaquinsNoblinsChanul