A class of characters from the Fire Emblem metaseries that ride pegasi into battle. Because nearly all breeds of pegasus do not like men riding them, they are always ridden by women, so all Pegasus Knights are female (see note). They tend to sport a generally uniform attire throughout the metaseries, mostly consisting of a short dress with thigh boots; as such, zettai ryouiki is an extremely common design trait on Pegasus Knights. They usually wield lances and spears as their primary weapons, although there are rare exceptions that prefer swords.
Pegasus Kights commonly promote to Falcon Knights, who gain a secondary type of equipment upon promotion: swords in the earlier games, and since Fire Emblem Awakening, staves. Other promotions include Wyvern Knights, Dark Falcons and Kinshi Knights, the last of which may or may not fall under the same category since they ride giant birds instead of pegasi and are a shared promotion with the Archer.
This trait is first introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War; generic enemy Pegasus Knight in the Akaneia/Archanea games are male. Non-recruitable Pegasus Knights in the GBA games inexplicably all have "male" stats. The class is also made availabe to male and female units in Fire Emblem Fates and renamed Pegasus Warriors (Sky Knights in the English version), with Subaki and Shigure being playable male characters from this class. The explanation behind male Sky Knights is because the Hoshidan and Nohrian breeds do not mind men riding them, as explained by Subaki in a support chain.