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This is an entry to the 19th Fortnightly Topic Challenge

Here is a relatively simple chess rebus:

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Hint 1:

The chessboard is inessential for interpreting the second image.

Hint 2:

The first component is rather obvious, but the second is not.

Hint 3:

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this an entry into the 19th fortnightly topic challenge? $\endgroup$ – boboquack Nov 2 '16 at 3:41
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    $\begingroup$ The chessboard is inessential for interpreting the second image. Perhaps the second is not a knight, but simply a horse? $\endgroup$ – Destructible Lemon Nov 2 '16 at 7:36
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    $\begingroup$ @DestructibleWatermelon, you are on the right horse track! $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 7:53
  • $\begingroup$ The black knight's square... does that have anything to do with it? $\endgroup$ – Qwerp-Derp Nov 2 '16 at 8:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Qwerp-Derp, the square d5 has nothing to do with it. I would focus on the second image assuming something obvious about the first. $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 8:11
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The answer is

Nightmare

Because

(K)night + mare

Hints 1 and 2

The knight part is obvious but the mare bit is not.

Hint 3

A mare is the female of a horse.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done! :) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Nov 3 '16 at 19:40
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It is...

Batman & Robin: Dark Knight Vs. White Knight

Because

Batman is the Dark Knight, and the White Knight is self-explanatory.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's not what I intended but it certainly fits! +1 $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 3:21
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    $\begingroup$ two wrong answers that fit, is a hint this may be too broad :) $\endgroup$ – Rubio Nov 2 '16 at 3:22
  • $\begingroup$ I think you're right. I altered the image to narrow possible solutions and to hint that the chessboard is not essential for interpreting the second piece. $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 3:30
  • $\begingroup$ Haha, awesome, +1 :) $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Nov 2 '16 at 5:27
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Could the answer be

the word "definite"?

Because

the black knight is on d5 ("defy"), and the second image is a knight - add them together, and it sounds like "definite".

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Is it simply ...

A dark knight on (or with) a white horse ?

Or possibly, a more specific case:

Pestilence (one of the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
usually portrayed as a dark armored figure on a white horse

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Is it:

Two (k)nights left? (Pretty self-explanatory)

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  • $\begingroup$ That's not what I intended but it certainly fits! +1 $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 3:19
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Is it just

Dark horse

Because

We have a black knight but the second knight looks very much more like a horse

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  • $\begingroup$ If I was going to create the "dark horse" rebus I would have showed a single black knight! ;) But maybe that the symbols look different should clue you into something. $\endgroup$ – GoldenGremlin Nov 2 '16 at 8:15

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