I am commenting about my attitude about the 'Knight in Shining Armor' assuming they are all males, which is not true.
Anyway here is my take of the knight or prince charming.
From the legends about the Knights who roamed Europe commissioned by the Kings of England; the Knight has ravished dragons of one sort or another (for treasure) to saved a damsel or is this slaying really give fame to himself. My comment came from my attitude, 'The Knight slays the dragon to secure the jewels for himself.' (jewels = skills)
Sure, some damsel want 'saved'; although most damsels desire to do their own work. To be saved by a Knight is servitude because the maiden or matron becomes the victim in a triangle -- saved, victim, indebted. The tale Spider Weaver in my book Damsels Overcome; if she does not do her saving another danger comes along.
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As a damsel: she can do her bidding, to be saved or not to be saved.