Three years after Gwen's crowning, Arthur is happily married to Gwen as their reign has started the golden age of Camelot. (Excalibur). As Cenred's men advance on the retreating Camelot soldiers, Merlin assists Arthur by using magic to block their path with fire. Gwen is later kidnapped by a group of bandits whose intention was to capture Morgana, but Morgana escaped them leaving them with Gwen. They later fight again in town where Merlin uses his magic to try and get the better of Arthur. To what extent the representation of Ygraine Arthur met was accurate remained unclear. However, Arthur's sudden interest in Guinevere caused his relationship with Morgana to suffer. The King is therefore determined to save his friends, ignoring Agravaine's objections. I beg you, please, if a knight's word is his bond, then I give you my word Gwaine is a good man. (The Hollow Queen), "Remember what you said when I asked you to marry me", Merlin shows Arthur that Gwen is consorting with Morgana. King Arthur’s most trusted advisor, prophet, magician, and friend, Merlin was almost certainly the creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who writes extensively about Merlin in his twelfth century work The History of the Kings of Britain. Arthur's relationship with Guinevere has been difficult and slow burning. (The Lady of the Lake), When Arthur is put under a spell to fall in love with a princess named Vivian, only Gwen can break the spell as she is Arthur's true love. Arthur and Merlin arrive back at Camelot and report the death of the last Dragonlord. Arthur emerges victorious in the tournament but he later sadly tells Gwen that he could not be with her because his father would not approve. He therefore asks her to marry him and she accepts. I thought we were friends.". This is what fuels your hatred for those who practice magic. Around Camelot, there are residents being killed at night by a creature called a "Bastet", which is actually Freya in her cursed form. Arthur and Ygraine, mother and son, united at last! After realising that the Dragon is too powerful for them to defeat, Arthur and Merlin go on a mission to find Balinor, a Dragonlord and (unknown to Arthur) Merlin's father. (, Arthur is the only character to almost always call wife. With a great crowd gathered around the stone, Arthur struggles to remove the sword with Merlin quietly telling him to have faith. Hilda, Mithian's maid, (who was actually Morgana in disguise) gave the princess no choice but to lead Arthur to certain death. In the final battle for Camelot, Merlin appears as Dragoon the Great and protects Arthur and the knights of Camelot, not in time, however, to save Arthur from Mordred. Once there, she challenges him to put his head on a chopping block so she can kill him. Caught up in his new romantic problems, he failed to realise that Morgana was struggling with something serious and unintentionally left her even more isolated as she wrestled with her growing magic. Merlin stops the Bastet from killing Arthur, but Arthur cannot see as he is knocked out after a final blow from the Bastet. However, Agravaine soon reaches Ealdor and they are forced to flee once again. Arthur vows that he will never forgive him if he does as such, but Uther does not listen to any word coming from him as they are 'enchanted'. As Morgause has Arthur at her mercy, he is spared only on the condition that he agrees to come to her and accept another challenge. To both their chagrin, Uther appointed Merlin as Arthur's manservant as a 'reward' for saving Arthur's life, which led to Arthur considering him an incompetent and insolent servant, though they quickly developed a grudging affection for one another. Always portrayed as seeking to do the right thing, Arthur is at times conflicted when presented with difficult moral dilemmas, such as being torn between loyalty to his father and protection of the innocent. When Arthur hesitates, Mordred gives him a fatal wound. You should've known I love you far too much ever to betray you. He is prevented from doing so by Arthur. Uther tells Arthur that he is proud of him. (Le Morte d'Arthur). He also finds it somewhat difficult to express himself emotionally, leading to initial difficulties the progression of his relationship with Guinevere and an awkward start with his one-time betrothed, Princess Mithian. Entering through the siege tunnels, the invaders topple the lower town immediately and quickly manage to seize most of the city, forcing Arthur, Merlin, Elyan and Percival to flee, leaving the others (Gwaine and Gaius) behind. Just to sit here and take their word that Merlin's gone? At Camelot, Gwaine stirs up a lot of trouble, significantly, Gwaine eats four dozen pickled eggs, to which Arthur has to pay for. Uther disagrees and Arthur leaves, confused by Uther's changed attitude. When Gwen wakes up, she says that marrying Arthur was a trick to become queen, but Arthur knows that it's not the woman he loves saying that. After this, Morgana began to plot against her half-sibling while he remained a doting brother, even risking his life to go back into Cenred's stronghold to rescue her, unaware that it was a trap to get him killed. She tells him that he has a kind heart that ought never to change to please anyone, which seems to touch him. Arthur first met Lancelot when he wanted to become a Knight of Camelot. In The Dark Tower, Gwen is kidnapped by Morgana. "You can bring me Arthur Pendragon. Find out … Merlin sacrificed his own safety to protect Arthur by using magic to cause a rockfall, blocking the mercenaries' route to Arthur but trapping himself with them in the process. (The Tears of Uther Pendragon, The Changeling, The Coming of Arthur: Part Two) However, Arthur was still well aware of his status as prince and was angry at Merlin when he and Gwaine came to help him on his quest for the Golden Trident, though this anger did not last long and he ended up appreciative of the assistance. The following day, a patrol of Camelot knights, led by Sir Leon discover Cenred's army and race back to alert Arthur, who finally takes charge of the city from the weakened Uther. Merlin falls victim to the spells of his own apprentice, Vivien, who may have been the Lady of the Lake. I've known her all my life. At first he refused to believe that Gaius was, or ever had been, a sorcerer. King Arthur, King of Camelot, Prince Arthur, Crown-Prince of Camelot, Your Majesty, My Lord, Sire (royal names)Courage (by Grettir)The Once and Future KingClotpole, Prat, Dollophead, Cabbage-Head, Turnip-Head, Ass, Royal Ass (insults by Merlin)Simpleton (by Merlin and Tristan)Princess (by Gwaine) His greatest enemy was his half-sister, Morgan le Fay. When the Knights of the Round Table returned with Gwen, he pulled her off her horse and kissed her for the world to see. He drinks a potion that will bring him to the brink of death so that Uther will cry tears of regret over his treatment of Arthur, since this is the only way to break the powerful troll magic. He reassured her and kissed her goodbye. Once they reach shelter, Lancelot returns with Merlin, who has been healed by the Vilia, and they continue the journey to the Isle of the Blessed. (The Gates of Avalon, Le Morte d'Arthur). However, as Morgana secretly informed Morgause of their mission to find the Cup and Jarl informed King Cenred where they were heading, they lost it as Cenred's warriors intercepted them and captured the Cup, taking it to Cenred and Morgause to make them immortal. It's Morgana's birthday. Arthur puts himself forward to be the champion for Camelot at once, despite his knights' protests, claiming that the whole situation was the result of his own error of judgement and therefore none of his men but he ought to risk his life for it. During the Middle Ages, Merlin became very popular. Arthur is quick to fire back at Uther when he criticises Arthur for knighting commoners and marrying a servant girl. (The Changeling), Arthur learns from Morgana that Gwen had gone missing, not knowing it was a trap to lure him. Arthur seems somewhat nervous in Mithian's company, though she seems very poised and gracefully overlooks his clumsier antics. Later Arthur was turned into a donkey which only Gwen saw. Agravaine arranges search parties and demands that Arthur sentence Elyan to death upon capture, which Merlin contested due to the fact that he believes Elyan not to be acting of his own accord. Like Ashes by yavannauk (3,300 words) - Trapped in a snowstorm cave story where Arthur finds out about Merlin's magic. (The Tears of Uther Pendragon). As a result, Arthur decides to disguise his identity in an upcoming tournament so he will be able to have fair fights with the other competitors. When Merlin inadvertently caused a fatal head wound in Morgana in an attempt to stop her from killing Uther, Arthur was utterly grief-stricken at the thought of losing her, ironically telling Merlin he would "sacrifice [his] place on the throne for her to see another sunrise". Arthur asks Gaius what may have made Uther go mad. However, a young man arrives and tells Ragnor that Morgana will have to decide their fate. King Arthur’s most trusted advisor, prophet, magician, and friend, Merlin was almost certainly the creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who writes extensively about Merlin in his twelfth century work The History of the Kings of Britain. Gwen and Merlin are the only two people to know about this, and when he sees her after Merlin has undone all the Goblin's work, he tells Gwen that he thinks it is best to forget the events of the last few days. He sees something in the well, terrifying him. CamelotUther Pendragon †The Knights of the Round TableThe Knights of CamelotGuinevere PendragonMerlinYgraine Pendragon †Morgana Pendragon (formerly) †GaiusQueen AnnisTristanIsolde †Mordred (formerly) †HunithMithianAgravaine de Bois (formerly) † Many people felt that he could become a great king. It was after this that Uther knocked Arthur out and fought with Merlin and discovered his magic. Although he was initially happy to see her, Arthur still remembered her betrayal and coldly rejected her. Arthur was later convinced under Agravaine's advice to end his relationship with Gwen, stating that her low status as a servant rendered their relationship inappropriate now he was King of Camelot. Mordred asks Merlin not to tell Arthur about her, but he does and when Arthur finds her and finds out she is injured, he offers to help her but she tries to kill Arthur. Arthur leads the attack to retake Camelot, However, the next morning, the spell wears off, leaving a furious Arthur demanding an explanation. (The Poisoned Chalice) Many people considered him to be the greatest warrior in the history of Camelot. (Goblin's Gold) When Gaius was framed by Agravaine, Arthur reluctantly went along with his uncle's accusations of Gaius being the traitor in Camelot, but because of his personal ties to Gaius he allowed him to 'flee', unaware that he had actually been kidnapped. However, Isolde is fatally wounded in return by Helios while Morgana escapes Camelot. They are later attacked by Cenred's bandits, where Arthur is amazed at Elyan's swordsman skills. After he wakes up, Arthur tries to secretly move on, without Morgan and her men finding him, but after Merlin walks into a trap, both him and Arthur, who ran to save him, end up trapped. Arthur takes counsel from his trusted friends, family and advisors, among those Merlin, formerly Agravaine, Gwen and formerly Morgana, and is shown to be more lenient in his policies than his father. Arthur gives Kara another chance: if she regrets the crimes she has done, she will be pardoned. Arthur died at the hands of Mordred by the shores of Avalon, but, as the Once and Future King, he is destined to one day rise again. Morgana proved to be Arthur's advisor and moral compass early on as she was the only one who could get him to confront and defy his father by doing what he knew in his heart was right. Merlin tries to convince Arthur otherwise, telling him it is unlike him not to show mercy towards a defeated enemy, but Arthur ultimately ignores him and presented Caerleon with the treaty, knowing that he could not accept the terms. (Another's Sorrow), Arthur is told that one of his knights and close friends was killed by a sorcer named Osgar. When Leon argues they will be leaving behind their homes and livestock, Arthur replies at least they will have their lives. He refuses to admit that it is his fault and only comes to terms with it after he fails the second test, supposedly leaving Camelot without food forever. Before Arthur can leave with Merlin and Gwen, Morgana insists that she come along too as she is "worried" about her maid. Arthur is then put under heavy guard. Arthur and Morgana have their first highly tense confrontation since she left Camelot, with Arthur commenting sadly that he had thought they were friends, to which Morgana, conflicted, replies "as did I". (Lancelot and Guinevere). The former king sends his son away nonetheless for fear that he will be trapped in the spirit world. However, unknown to her at the time she was actually his daughter and half-sister of Arthur. Devastated by both his half sister's betrayal and his father's concealment of her true paternity, Arthur spent a week brooding on Morgana's treachery while Merlin sent word to Lancelot, requesting aid. Morgana injures Merlin before he an warn Arthur, when Mithian tells him that Morgana is controlling her. When he tells the news to his uncle, Agravaine seemingly respects Arthur's choice but notifies Morgana soon afterwards. (Lancelot) Arthur was a swift and precise swordsman, and was known to dart out of the way of his opponents' attacks and immediately counterattack without any wasted movement, but he was by no means lacking in physical strength either, able to ward off blows from strong and aggressive opponents such as Valiant on several occasions. While Elyan was one of the more sensible of the knights (along with Lancelot) of the group, Arthur never viewed Elyan differently because he was Gwen's brother. They leave to find Percival and escape, but while escaping they run into Aithusa who attacks them. Arthur's behaviour arouses Merlin's suspicion, however, and Arthur eventually confesses that he is in love with Gwen. Because the dragon’s final words, while meant to bring him hope, basically thwarted any hope of … (The Crystal Cave) For a time, Morgana's hatred was directed solely at Uther, and largely she showed no animosity towards Arthur, but after the discovery that Uther was her father, Morgause pointed out that Arthur was all that stood between Morgana and the crown, despite her being illegitimate and unrecognised. He also thanks Merlin for his help and they share a brief half-hug handshake. Arthur is a lot more caring when it comes to Gwen. The meaning of the name is "Head Dragon" or "Chief Dragon". With great remorse, Arthur speaks of the raid he had led when he was young and inexperienced and desperate for approval, and how he had known some of his men had disobeyed his command to spare the women and children. However, Arthur told his uncle Agravaine, who was loyal to Morgana, of his decision, which resulted in Uther's death when Morgana gave him an enchanted necklace to repel healing spells. He leads everyone to believe that he will be away from Camelot during the tournament, but in reality secretly goes to live with Gwen in her house. Their relationship remains secretive as people knowing about their time together would result in scandal and anger from Uther. Morgana's men, namely Ragnor, find them, and Arthur asks from Ragnor to let his servant go. They believe that if they hold at the citadel they might have the advantage, but instead they decide to hold the attack at the plains of Camlann. They share a passionate hug, and Morgana notices Merlin standing there. After a long search, Arthur arrives at the castle to which the Lamia had lured her victims, just in time to kill it and save Merlin and Gwen from their fate. Yet Uther's own hatred of magic meant that Arthur was deeply conflicted over the matter, but ultimately decided that saving Uther was worth it and went to get a sorcerer (who was Merlin in disguise) to help him. Lancelot leaves after he finds out about Arthur's feelings for Gwen, deciding that he will not allow himself to come between them. Arthur, sadly proposes to Elena, while unhappily telling Gwen that their relationship has to end. As night falls and Cenred's army surrounds the city, Merlin helps Arthur into his armour; as he does so, Merlin for the first time speaks openly about Arthur's destiny to be Camelot's greatest king and assurs him that the victory he will win will be remembered forever. Other spellings of the name Arthur include Artair, Artek, Arth, Arther, Arthor, Arthyr, Artor, Artus, Aurthar, Aurther, Aurthur, Arturo, and Artur. Under the influence of Merlin's spell, it is shown that Arthur is a tree-hugger. Morgana learns of Merlin being the mage only in the 3rd to last episode (Season 5, Episode 11, The Drawing of the Dark). Arthur, reflecting on Agravaine and Morgana's treachery, asks why the people he cared about continue to betray him, brooding on whether it was is own failure as a king. Arthur, though he shows sympathy and understanding to a deeply upset Merlin, argues with him when he suggested that Agravaine is not to be trusted. The next day, Morgana attacks them, but they manage to escape. When she was "kidnapped" by the druids, however, Arthur mounted a rescue and brought her back safely to Camelot, although he did not realise this was not what she wanted. Once Morgana had a vision of the Coronation of Queen Guinevere, she acts immediately by, with Morgause, planning to split Arthur and Guinevere's relationship. (Lancelot Du Lac) Despite her betrayal, Arthur greatly missed Gwen and although he briefly developed feelings for Princess Mithian, Arthur continued to love Gwen. He travels to the Forest of Balor to retrieve an antidote when Merlin is poisoned by Nimueh, despite the fact he is putting his life in danger and going against his father's orders, which are to let Merlin die. It wasn’t even about Arthur. When Merlin was accused of sorcery, Arthur was shocked and didn't believe it, and when Gaius said it was him, Arthur protected Merlin and gave him a few moments with Gaius. If your local bike shop can’t tell you the correct size - dexter dvd I’d be looking for a different shop. 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