before a Worldscape article beats me to it.
yes, I know the Iroran paladin exists. How about an unarmored paladin with a giant sword? going for a cross between a smashy paladin and a healy paladin
Class: Scaled Fist Monk 1/Paladin of Smiad X
(Smiad is a minor empyreal lord whose favored weapon is greatsword)
H: Noble Scion (War)
1: Weapon Focus (greatsword)
3: Greater Mercy
4: Improved Unarmed Strike, Stunning Fist, Dodge
5: Crusader's Flurry
7: Power Attack
9: Ultimate Mercy (you'd need a +Cha buff like eagle's splendor at this level, but it's manageable)
11: Shield of Swings
Starting Abilities (20 pt buy)
Str 17, Dex 12, Con 12, Int 8, Wis 8, Cha 17
+Cha to saves, AC, Init, and CMD, and flurrying greatswords. Grab a +UMD trait and a wand of mage armor, maybe a winged helmet and a greatsword made of blood crystal, and go to town. What do you think? What would you change?