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Dagonet is King Arthur's court jester in the Arthurian legend, and a Knight of the Round Table.

In Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, he is mostly portrayed as a buffoon who has been knighted as a joke.

In William Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Part 2," Master Shallow boasts of portraying Sir Dagonet in "Arthur's play." This identifies the character as a buffoon.

In Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King "Sir" Dagonet appears in "The Last Tournament." The jester is the only one of the court who could foresee the coming doom of the kingdom. He mocks the faithless knights who have broken their vows, and declares that although he and Arthur could hear the music of God's plan, they can not.

In Howard Pyle's The Story of the Champions of the Round Table, Sir Dagonet, called Arthur's fool, is dim-witted yet noted for his knightly deeds. He bears the heraldric device of a cockerel's head.

In the 2004 film King Arthur, the character, portrayed by Ray Stevenson, is depicted as a brave, self-sacrificing warrior whose actions save the rest of Arthur's knights.


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