Gallant: adj. 1.) brave, chivalrous 2.) grand, stately; finely dressed 3.) markedly attentive to women; concerned with sexual love
noun. 1.) ladies man 2.) escort to a lady 3.) flirt.
When trying to think of a “G” word that could be associated with a Richard Armitage character, Gallant seemed like a safe bet.
(once I had discarded my original thought of grappling hook (?) followed closely by giggle-snort…)
John Thornton, finely dressed man that he is, came to mind first.
John is chivalrous and it could also be said that he is brave;
going against popular opinion with his choice of Margaret.
Ladies man, though? Flirt? Markedly attentive to women?
That sounds more like Guy.
I wouldn’t describe Guy as grand or stately, though.
Nor was he particularly brave and chivalrous.
What about Thorin, then?
Finely dressed and stately too
but not so concerned with sexual love,
at least not that we know of…
Is there a Richard Armitage character that encompasses all the different aspects of Gallant?
John Porter, maybe?
Probably not so finely dressed, though.
What about…Richard Armitage, himself?
Finely dressed? check.
Concerned with sexual love? check.
does a whole army of ladies count?
Escort to a lady?
I’m sure he’s escorted a few in his day…
So, “Gallant” is for Richard Armitage.