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Series: Merlin (1998)

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A television miniseries released in 1998 that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin, starring Sam Neill in the title role, Miranda Richardson as the antagonist Queen Mab, Martin Short as her henchman Frik and Helena Bonham-Carter as Morgan le Fay.The story covers not only the rise and fall of Camelot, but the phase in the legendary history in Britain that precedes it. Unlike the traditional version where he suffers from Mentor Occupational Hazard, Merlin stays active throughout the entire reign of King Arthur, with some details altered to fit the story more from his point of view.The series is also influenced by other Celtic/European legends and folklore. It introduces Queen Mab, a fairy first attested in Romeo and Juliet, as the leader of The Fair Folk and the Big Bad of the Arthurian legend who manipulates traditional villains Morgan le Fay and Mordred. Other magical creatures like gnomes, griffins and even a talking mountain appear.The series was followed by a novelization in the form of a trilogy in 1999. In 2006 it received a sequel, Merlin's Apprentice, which had less to do with traditional Arthurian legend, had some Continuity Snarls and was not as popular as the first movie.Not related to the 2008 series of the same name.
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Big Bad
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CelticMythology
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Continuity Snarl
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KingArthur
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Mentor Occupational Hazard
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Merlin
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The Fair Folk
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Merlin
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Shoot the Dog
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Shoot the Dog: Merlin assisting Uther in seducing Igraine with his magic.
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Decapitated Army
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Decapitated Army: Vortigern's army surrenders and fighting stops after their king is killed. Of course, he was killed by a freakin' wizard using a magical sword to seal him under the surface of a frozen lake.
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Heroic BSoD
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Heroic BSOD: Merlin, after he loses Nimue and Arthur. He gets better shortly after.
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Luke, You Are My Father
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Luke, You Are My Father: Mordred, when he shows up in Camelot.
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What Is This Thing You Call
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What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Mab has ended up like this, as pointed out by Ambrosia.
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Cool Old Guy
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Cool Old Guy: The Rock of Ages, a pagan elemental deity inexplicably named after an 18th century Christian hymn.
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Super Strength
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Super Strength: Implied with Mordred.
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Why Did You Make Me Hit You?
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Why Did You Make Me Hit You?: "Now see what you made me do!"
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All There in the Manual
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All There in the Manual: The novelizations.
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Because Destiny Says So
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Because Destiny Says So: The Lady of the Lake accepts her impending doom because "It's fate."
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Acting for Two
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Acting for Two: Miranda Richardson plays both Mab and her sister, the Lady of the Lake.
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Body to Jewel
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Body to Jewel: Mab's crystal tear.
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Chekhov's Skill
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Chekhov's Skill: "I think I have one last trick."
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Hair-Trigger Temper
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Hair-Trigger Temper: King Vortigern.
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Wizard Duel
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Wizard Duel: The climactic final battle between Merlin and Mab.
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Deadpan Snarker
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Deadpan Snarker: Ambrosia. Merlin, Frik and Mordred also get in on it at times.
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Talk to the Fist
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Talk to the Fist
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Our Dragons Are Different
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Our Dragons Are Different
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BloodOath
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Blood Oath: Merlin swears not to use his powers except to defeat Queen Mab. To ratchet up the significance, he cuts his hand and lets the blood drip to the ground, in front of Ambrosia's grave, while swearing, "On Ambrosia's grave, and on the grave of my mother." It takes several years, but eventually Mab figures out a way to make him break his oath...
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Ironic Echo
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Ironic Echo: King Constance is introduced with the line "Kill the prisoners!," emphasizing his madness. Uther utters the same line after becoming corrupt and losing Merlin's trust and aid.
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Cruel Mercy
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Cruel Mercy: A case where it is the villain doing it to a much less evil character. Mab takes Frik's magic, leaving him to wander the world as a powerless gnome, with his true love dead, having nothing but his misery and pain, unable to do anything about it. When asked why she didn't kill him, she responds, "Because that's what he wanted me to do." This backfires on her, though. Frik takes up arms against Mordred and outlives her and the rest of the Old Peoples.
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Killed Off for Real
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Killed Off for Real: Elissa, Ambrosia, Vortigern, Uther, Elaine, the duke of Cornwall, Morgan le Fay, Lord Lot, Arthur, Mordred, Mab.
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Flat-Earth Atheist
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Flat Earth Atheist: Vortigern takes this approach both to the Christian God and magic, despite the abundant evidence of the supernatural, and an actual pagan god, staring him in the face. Although it's not that he doesn't believe in them, he just doesn't ''care'' about either.
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Prophecy Twist
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Prophecy Twist: Merlin takes what the Lady of the Lake says about finding the right man on a certain island a bit too literally.
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Dark Action Girl
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Dark Action Girl: Mab
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The Chessmaster
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The Chessmaster: Mab is a brilliant one; always two steps ahead right till the very end.
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Knight Templar
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Knight Templar: Mab. According to the novelizations, King Constant was one during his reign.
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Named Weapons
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Named Weapons: Excalibur, obviously.
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Half-Human Hybrid
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Half-Human Hybrid: Merlin
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh Crap: Vortigern's last expression.
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Court Mage
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Court Mage: Merlin
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The Magic Goes Away
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The Magic Goes Away: At the end of the series, after performing his final act of magic to restore his and Nimue's youth, Merlin states, "That's the end of magic."
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KickTheDog
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Kick the Dog: All of the villains have their moments.
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An Axe to Grind
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An Axe to Grind: Mordred
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Merlin and Nimue
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Merlin and Nimue: Here, of all places, this trope is subverted and inverted. Aside from demonstrating a few illusions that he insists are "tricks," Merlin doesn't teach Nimue any magic, and neither of them betrays the other. Then, towards the end, Nimue is the one who ends up trapped by magic in a cave. Although she does use his love for her to entrap him. At the duress of Mab, yeah, but it's the thought that counts.
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Adaptational Villainy
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Adaptational Villainy: The few references to Queen Mab in English literature make her out to a benevolent fairy queen. Here, she's a dark pagan goddess (the counterpart of the good pagan goddess the Lady of the Lake).
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Murder the Hypotenuse
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Murder the Hypotenuse
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Functional Magic
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Functional Magic: Explained quite a bit more in the novelizations than in the movie.
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Bastard Bastard
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Bastard Bastard: Mordred, so very much.
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Pre-Asskicking One-Liner
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Pre Ass Kicking One Liner
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Playing with Fire
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Playing with Fire: Mab
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Magic Knight
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Magic Knight: Merlin isn't just a spell caster, but can also kick ass with a sword, as proven when he wields Excalibur.
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Manipulative Bastard
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Manipulative Bastard: Mab, Frik, Morgan. While not a real bastard Merlin is manipulative. He shapes the politics of Britain, putting Uther and Arthur on the throne, and plotting to ensure the latter's birth. Sir Rupert calls him out on it.
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Pet the Dog
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Pet the Dog: It's buried deep, but Mab seems to have legitimate feelings for both Merlin and Mordred. Likewise for Mordred toward "Auntie Mab."
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type
Servile Snarker
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_42dde348
comment
Servile Snarker: Frik
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_42dde348
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_42dde348
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_42dde348
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_43c4b5b5
type
Sealed Good in a Can
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_43c4b5b5
comment
Sealed Good in a Can: Nimue.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_43c4b5b5
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_43c4b5b5
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_43c4b5b5
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_44807215
type
Authority Equals Asskicking
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_44807215
comment
Authority Equals Asskicking: Vortigern may be aging, but he is still a deadly force on the battlefield as the king.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_44807215
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_44807215
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_44807215
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_455c316f
type
Artistic License – Physics
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_455c316f
comment
Artistic License - Physics: Early on, a thrown Saxon axe is seen, remaining level and upright as it travels through the air.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_455c316f
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_455c316f
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_455c316f
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_46e050f7
type
My God, What Have I Done?
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_46e050f7
comment
My God, What Have I Done?: Arthur's reaction when Merlin informs him that the woman he slept with was Morgan le Fay.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_46e050f7
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_46e050f7
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_46e050f7
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47822b3c
type
Your Cheating Heart
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47822b3c
comment
Your Cheating Heart: Lancelot and Guinevere, of course.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47822b3c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47822b3c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47822b3c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_479b16b6
type
Beauty Is Never Tarnished
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_479b16b6
comment
Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Very, very strongly averted when Nimue is disfigured with an enormous scar across her face that Merlin cannot heal, after narrowly escaping a dragon. Ouch.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_479b16b6
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-1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_479b16b6
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_479b16b6
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47a2d5b1
type
I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47a2d5b1
comment
I'm a Soothsayer, Not an Architect
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47a2d5b1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47a2d5b1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_47a2d5b1
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_49816056
type
Anachronism Stew
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_49816056
comment
Anachronism Stew: The setting is closer to the period of the late Roman Empire than most adaptations of the legend, with Iron Age costumes, armor and weapons. However, the terms "knight" and "Sir" are still used. The setting is called "England" too early, as the term came into being after the Anglo-Saxons were established as the dominant power in the British Isles instead of the Britons or Celts (now the Welsh). The Saxons are here only stated to be recent arrivals. Normandy is also mentioned as the place where Uther gathers his armies against Vortigern. The area gained this name only after year 911, when the Viking Chieftain Rollo was granted the lands to protect them from the rest of the marauding Norsemen. That could just be Translation Convention, though. Almost all of the place names should really be different, and they wouldn't be speaking modern English with American accents either. Or an Antipodean accent, as in the case of Sam Neill. Some of Frik's disguises seem to reflect the future; for example, his dashing swashbuckler-character wears 18th-century clothes and wields a smallsword (yes, a smallsword, not "a small sword") that isn't going to be invented in centuries. But then, Mab does mention that the fairykind sometimes see into the future. One of the doctors/astrologers mentions the planet Uranus which wasn't discovered until 1781.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_49816056
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_49816056
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_49816056
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d2b0116
type
Gods Need Prayer Badly
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d2b0116
comment
Gods Need Prayer Badly: Queen Mab's main motivation. If the old faith continues to decline, she and the rest of her people will die.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d2b0116
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d2b0116
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d2b0116
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d7df78
type
Beta Couple
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d7df78
comment
Beta Couple: Frik and Morgan le Fay.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d7df78
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d7df78
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4d7df78
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4f92cfd2
type
AnyoneCanDie
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4f92cfd2
comment
Anyone Can Die
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4f92cfd2
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4f92cfd2
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_4f92cfd2
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_507d5fd1
type
Last of His Kind
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_507d5fd1
comment
Last of His Kind: Merlin, as he lampshades himself, is the last of the wizards.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_507d5fd1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_507d5fd1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_507d5fd1
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_50d68ac7
type
She Is All Grown Up
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_50d68ac7
comment
She Is All Grown Up: Frik's reaction upon meeting Morgan for the second time.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_50d68ac7
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_50d68ac7
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_50d68ac7
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_542e0ec0
type
Pride
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_542e0ec0
comment
Pride: Vortigern's Fatal Flaw, noted by both Mab and Merlin. "Only one tear was shed for Vortigern, and his pride had cast it away. He paid for it with his life."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_542e0ec0
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_542e0ec0
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_542e0ec0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5441b46d
type
Driven to Villainy
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5441b46d
comment
Driven to Villainy: The decline of the Old Ways has forced Mab to abandon her compassion in the desperate struggle to preserve herself and her people.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5441b46d
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5441b46d
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5441b46d
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5672878a
type
Billing Displacement
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5672878a
comment
Billing Displacement: John Gielgud receiving prominent billing for his shorter than a minute role as King Constant.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5672878a
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5672878a
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5672878a
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56914aee
type
Dialogue Reversal
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56914aee
comment
Dialogue Reversal: Played for a laugh. Merlin is asked by Morgan Le Fay, eight years old at the time, to show her a magical effect. He performs a coin-behind-the-ear trick. Morgan Le Faye says it isn't real magic, which it usually wouldn't be, and Merlin challenges her to perform it. When she is successful, Merlin's response to her success is to admit: "you're right, anyone could do it." Interestingly, calling Merlin's coin "just a trick" is itself a Meaningful Echo of his explanation of the moon trick to Nimue.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56914aee
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56914aee
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56914aee
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56c681a1
type
Humans Are Flawed
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56c681a1
comment
Humans Are Flawed: A recurring theme. Merlin comments about how his largest problem with judging men was that he always expected too much from them and always saw the good in them without seeing the bad. Later, the Lady of the Lake makes a short speech to Merlin after he learned that he picked the wrong person to be the guardian of Camelot. "It's human to make mistakes, Merlin, and part of you is human...the best part."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56c681a1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56c681a1
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_56c681a1
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5706163b
type
Green Thumb
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5706163b
comment
Green Thumb: The first magic that Merlin uses, to pull Nimue out of a mud hole. He later uses the same power again to defeat a dragon!
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5706163b
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5706163b
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5706163b
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_57709233
type
Rage Against the Heavens
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_57709233
comment
Rage Against the Heavens: Merlin gets an epic rant against Mab after the deaths of his mother and Ambrosia and the scarring of Nimue, and then again right after Arthur is born. Though he's addressing Mab, the feel of both scenes, on the beach with the tide coming in the first time and on a rocky bluff in the middle of a rainstorm the second time, seems to specifically invoke this. Of course, given that Mab is a Fey Goddess and Merlin very much hopes to destroy her religion and utterly erase her from existence, it's pretty literal as well.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_57709233
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_57709233
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_57709233
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5ef99cdb
type
Royal Blood
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5ef99cdb
comment
Royal Blood: Arthur is quite surprised to learn he has it.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5ef99cdb
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5ef99cdb
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5ef99cdb
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5f9c076c
type
Rape, Pillage, and Burn
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5f9c076c
comment
Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Vortigern's forces, as he takes over England.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5f9c076c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5f9c076c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_5f9c076c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_614d9c3f
type
Curb-Stomp Battle
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_614d9c3f
comment
Curb-Stomp Battle: Vortigern vs. Merlin.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_614d9c3f
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_614d9c3f
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_614d9c3f
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_674f78b4
type
Hot-Blooded
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_674f78b4
comment
Hot-Blooded: Mordred
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_674f78b4
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_674f78b4
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_674f78b4
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6773bda4
type
Mama Bear
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6773bda4
comment
Mama Bear: Ambrosia
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6773bda4
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6773bda4
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6773bda4
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_679d4fb9
type
Brought Down to Normal
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_679d4fb9
comment
Brought Down to Normal: Frik
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_679d4fb9
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_679d4fb9
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_679d4fb9
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_68ee1629
type
Voluntary Shapeshifting
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_68ee1629
comment
Voluntary Shapeshifting: According to Mab, though, it's only an illusion. Frik's favorite trick, by the way.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_68ee1629
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_68ee1629
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_68ee1629
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ad9592c
type
The Philosopher
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ad9592c
comment
The Philosopher: Merlin, even as he narrates.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ad9592c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ad9592c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ad9592c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c0d5766
type
Guile Hero
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c0d5766
comment
Guile Hero: Merlin. Nimue also gets into it, managing to convince Vortigern to release Merlin, while being kept as a hostage herself.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c0d5766
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c0d5766
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c0d5766
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c38e644
type
Religion of Evil
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c38e644
comment
Religion of Evil: By the time the story starts, the Old Ways have been reduced to this, thanks to Mab's desperation and loss of touch with the world; it's pretty outright stated by Ambrosia that even Mab used to be kinder when she was more prosperous.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c38e644
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c38e644
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6c38e644
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ed34435
type
The Fair Folk
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ed34435
comment
The Fair Folk: The Fey, of whom Mab is the queen.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ed34435
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ed34435
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6ed34435
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6f82ad77
type
Four-Element Ensemble
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6f82ad77
comment
Four Element Ensemble: The novelization explicitly says that there are four elemental beings: Mab (Air), The Lady of the Lake (Water), the Rock of Ages (Earth) and the Great Dragon (Fire).
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6f82ad77
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6f82ad77
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6f82ad77
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6fe68f71
type
Badass Boast
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6fe68f71
comment
Badass Boast Vortigern apparently (and amusingly appropriately) didn't seem to think his through: The Rock of Ages does better: Mordred, in typically chilling fashion.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6fe68f71
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6fe68f71
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_6fe68f71
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7208f70c
type
Hypocritical Humor
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7208f70c
comment
Hypocritical Humor: The Christian ban on killing unless it's a "holy cause", at least according to Vortigern and his court.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7208f70c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7208f70c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7208f70c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_727d5b4e
type
Turn Out Like His Father
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_727d5b4e
comment
Turn Out Like His Father: Subverted. Mab claims that Arthur is damned because of his father's sins, that his reign will only bring bloodshed. However, Arthur proves to be a much better man and ruler than Uther was. Incidentally, Uther was also a much better and more merciful ruler than his father, King Constant, was. Well, at first, anyway.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_727d5b4e
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_727d5b4e
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_727d5b4e
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_73872873
type
Out-Gambitted
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_73872873
comment
Out-Gambitted: Merlin completely pulls the rug out from under Vortigern when he hears exactly what he is planning, and then brings the knowledge of his plans to Uther, allowing the latter to prepare for the attack and win the coming battle handily.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_73872873
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_73872873
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_73872873
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77c0ff8c
type
Plucky Comic Relief
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77c0ff8c
comment
Plucky Comic Relief: Frik
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77c0ff8c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77c0ff8c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77c0ff8c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77cdd4a6
type
The Time of Myths
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77cdd4a6
comment
The Time of Myths
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77cdd4a6
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77cdd4a6
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77cdd4a6
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77d23464
type
Brother-Sister Incest
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77d23464
comment
Brother-Sister Incest: Intentionally pulled by Morgan le Fay, who seduces her half-brother Arthur in the guise of a Celtic queen, with the encouragement of Mab and Frik.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77d23464
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77d23464
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_77d23464
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7845e00b
type
Our Elves Are Better
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7845e00b
comment
Our Elves Are Better: Averted, to a degree. They're small, short, quick and the target of some of Frik's jokes.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7845e00b
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-1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7845e00b
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7845e00b
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_791d4644
type
Evil Twin
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_791d4644
comment
Evil Twin: Miranda Richardson is Acting for Two as both Queen Mab and her sister, the Lady of the Lake.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_791d4644
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_791d4644
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_791d4644
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_79cd6cdd
type
Genius Bruiser
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_79cd6cdd
comment
Genius Bruiser: Merlin
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_79cd6cdd
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_79cd6cdd
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_79cd6cdd
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a760a0a
type
Royals Who Actually Do Something
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a760a0a
comment
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Uther, Arthur.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a760a0a
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a760a0a
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a760a0a
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a910371
type
Spell Construction
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a910371
comment
Spell Construction: The less construction needed, the stronger the wizard. The best wizards do it by pure thought.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a910371
featureApplicability
1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a910371
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7a910371
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7ab174c3
type
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7ab174c3
comment
Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Mordred
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7ab174c3
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7ab174c3
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7ab174c3
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7c98371a
type
Trickster Mentor
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7c98371a
comment
Trickster Mentor: Frik, to Merlin.
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Awesome Moment of Crowning
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7e0ceebd
comment
Awesome Moment of Crowning: Vortigern makes a horrible subversion early on, by beheading King Constant, picking up the crown and putting it on his own head while smiling in a prideful, self-satisfied way as his soldiers cheer. Uther later delivers a more true moment. Curiously averted with Arthur who is not actually crowned onscreen - he draws Excalibur from the stone, Merlin presents him to the lords, then the film cuts to gathering armies because some lords have challenged him for the throne. But Arthur averts a war by giving their leader Excalibur to strike him down if he can. The rebel leader feels the magic of the sword and declares Arthur to be the true king.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_7e0ceebd
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Translation Convention
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_805eee5a
comment
That could just be Translation Convention, though. Almost all of the place names should really be different, and they wouldn't be speaking modern English with American accents either. Or an Antipodean accent, as in the case of Sam Neill.
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_81fbc897
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Nay-Theist
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_81fbc897
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Although it's not that he doesn't believe in them, he just doesn't ''care'' about either.
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_82adcf64
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Rescue Romance
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_82adcf64
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Rescue Romance: Merlin and Nimue.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_82adcf64
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8318f751
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Just Ignore It
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8318f751
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Just Ignore It: How Mab is defeated.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8318f751
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8457874a
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Love Hurts
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8457874a
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Love Hurts: Merlin says it best: "Oh, they hurt, memories. Memories of love, they hurt."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8457874a
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Plucky Girl
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_85227cdc
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Plucky Girl: Nimue. Getting Merlin out of Vortigern's dungeon is probably the best example.
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Absurdly Sharp Blade
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comment
Absurdly Sharp Blade: Excalibur. So sharp that just parrying a regular sword will cut the lesser weapon in two, which makes you wonder what Mordred's axe was made of/how heavily enchanted it was. According to the novelization, the axe was a form of the black sword Caliban, an Artifact of Doom that Mab helped Mordred retrieve, which shapeshifted to become a weapon more suitable to Mordred's desires and is an Absurdly Sharp Axe.
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No Ontological Inertia
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_85f4d8d4
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No Ontological Inertia: Mab's spells slowly lose their power after she vanishes, and eventually fail.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_85f4d8d4
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Stab the Sky
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Stab the Sky: Arthur, after pulling Excalibur from the stone.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8982d57a
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_89c5620a
type
Composite Character
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_89c5620a
comment
Composite Character: Morgan le Fay is a composite of both the legendary sorceress and Morgause, Morgan's sister and the true mother of Mordred in the Arthurian Cycle. Every one of Morgan's defining aspects in Medieval tradition (her healing powers, her magical studies under Merlin, her unhappy marriage to King Urien and the resulting lovers she takes from among the knights of Camelot, her rule over Avalon and her taking of Arthur there after the Battle of Camlann) are gone. The character is really Morgause in all but name. Lancelot's wife Elaine also counts, as she has traits of two women from Arthurian Mythology who were both named Elaine. On the one hand, she's Lancelot's wife (Elaine of Astolat) and on the other, she's given the fate of the other Elaine (the Lady of Shalott) what with her vision of Lancelot in a magic mirror and her body floating past Camelot on a funeral barge.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_89c5620a
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Incorruptible Pure Pureness
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_89c5a079
comment
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Subverted, as no one is without their faults and entirely pure. When the Lady of the Lake tells Merlin that he needs to find "a man pure in heart" to protect the throne from Mordred, he quips, "I've tried to find him before. He doesn't exist." It turns out this was Galahad, who had no part in the movie whatsoever. The novelization says he led the rebuilding after the war and found the Grail.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_89c5a079
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William Telling
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8b83c976
comment
William Telling: The first we see of Mordred is him practicing archery with a group of servants standing with apples on their heads. "If you gentleman don't stop trembling, I might miss and kill you all!"
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8d9beac6
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Death by Childbirth
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8d9beac6
comment
Death by Childbirth: Merlin's mother Elissa.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8d9beac6
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8eb70139
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Magical Gesture
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Magical Gesture: Used by intermediate wizards, called hand wizards.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8eb70139
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Artifact of Doom
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comment
According to the novelization, the axe was a form of the black sword Caliban, an Artifact of Doom that Mab helped Mordred retrieve, which shapeshifted to become a weapon more suitable to Mordred's desires and is an Absurdly Sharp Axe.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8f1cd43a
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8f7c43d4
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Unstoppable Rage
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comment
Unstoppable Rage: Frik, when Morgan le Fay is killed. Likewise, Merlin when he hears that Arthur slept with Morgan le Fay.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_8f7c43d4
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_918f3f8c
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SmugSnake
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Smug Snake: Mab and Mordred.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_918f3f8c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9268a96
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Black Magic
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Black Magic
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For the Evulz
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9731afc2
comment
For the Evulz: The only time Mab does something for this reason is when she shows Elaine that Lancelot is committing adultery against her with Guinevere. Frik comments on it.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9731afc2
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_999c432e
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Deceased Parents Are the Best
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Deceased Parents Are the Best
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_999c432e
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Damsel in Distress
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_99fd34d0
comment
Damsel in Distress: Nimue, several times. Inverted in one occasion where she gets Merlin out of Vortigern's prison with only persuasiveness and the use of her political leverage, while being kept as a hostage herself.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_99fd34d0
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All Myths Are True
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9b4e0ec8
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All Myths Are True
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9b4e0ec8
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9b945553
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Enemy Mine
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comment
Enemy Mine: When Vortigern allies with Mab, Merlin figures that the enemy of the friend of his enemy is his friend, and thus allies himself with Uther, admitting upfront to Uther that this is his reason for joining him.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9b945553
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Heel–Face Turn
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comment
Heel-Face Turn: Nimue's father turns against Vortigern and joins Uther when Vortigern attempts to have Nimue sacrificed. Lord Lot eventually sees the error of his ways and acknowledges Arthur as king.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9eda52a6
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Don't Explain the Joke
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Don't Explain the Joke: One of Frik's many quirks. When Mab and Frik come crashing through the entrance to Tintagel:
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_9fee0012
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a16d280b
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Badass Normal
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a16d280b
comment
Badass Normal: Arthur, Uther, Vortigern, Lancelot, Frik after he loses his powers. Special mention also goes to Ambrosia, who declares that if Mab harms Merlin in any way, "Magic or no magic, I'll have her guts for my bootlaces." Arthur in particular goes up against Mordred, a bonafide Super Soldier, and still manages to handily defeat him, only getting killed in the process because he hesitates to land the final strike.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a16d280b
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a1c5dea
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I Did What I Had to Do
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comment
I Did What I Had to Do: Mab
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a1c5dea
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The Spock
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The Spock: Frik
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a2909751
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a2acf94c
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Bishōnen
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Bishōnen: Mordred is a rare live-action example.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a2acf94c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a3a14e4d
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Villainous Valour
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comment
Villainous Valour: Vortigern very nearly wins the war through the sheer audacity of his winter attack and is always shown leading from the very front. He also refuses Mab's mystical protection, although Merlin dismisses that as stubborn pride.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a3a14e4d
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a44417b9
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Instant Oracle: Just Add Water!
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a44417b9
comment
Instant Oracle, Just Add Water: The Lady of the Lake.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a44417b9
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a4fb7189
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist If You Kill Him You W Ill Be Just Like Him
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a4fb7189
comment
If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: As Vortigern kills King Constant and takes his crown in the prologue, Merlin makes some commentary to this general meaning. "One tyrant smoothly passed the crown to another, even worse."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a4fb7189
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a73fa0c0
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NiceJobBreakingItHero
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a73fa0c0
comment
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a73fa0c0
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a7d7a018
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Necessarily Evil
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a7d7a018
comment
Necessarily Evil: Mab claims, "With evil all around me, I can do nothing but evil, to survive." Nimue shortly after tells her, "That's too easy."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a7d7a018
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a9c323e9
comment
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Mab pretty much says this twice, first for Merlin's mother Elissa, then again for Morgan le Fay. She lets the former die, and kills the latter directly. Apparently, all she needed them for was to give birth to the child she wanted.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_a9c323e9
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Last Kiss
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comment
Last Kiss: Between Frik and Morgan le Fay.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_adf8b9c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_adf8b9c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ae82c021
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Perspective Flip
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ae82c021
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Perspective Flip: From Merlin's point of view.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ae82c021
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_aef2cea3
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Clap Your Hands If You Believe
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_aef2cea3
comment
Clap Your Hands If You Believe: If people stop believing in magic, fairies and magical beings, they can no longer affect you.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_aef2cea3
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_aef2cea3
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_af77552
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Lust
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_af77552
comment
Lust: Uther's lust for Igraine is a rather extreme case. Merlin puts it best. "Hundreds are dead because you have an itch."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_af77552
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_af77552
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b454eafd
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Gilded Cage
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b454eafd
comment
Gilded Cage: Vortigern keeps Nimue in one to make sure her father stays loyal to him.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b454eafd
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b462cefa
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Bed Trick
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b462cefa
comment
Bed Trick: Arthur and Mordred are both conceived in this way.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b462cefa
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b49a220
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This Is Reality
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b49a220
comment
This Is Reality: Merlin, at the beginning of the narration. "Once upon a time... No, no, that's not the way to start. You'd think this is a fairy tale, and it isn't."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b49a220
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5260380
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Fountain of Youth
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5260380
comment
Fountain of Youth: One of Merlin's explicit powers.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5260380
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5b4270e
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Everyone Calls Him
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5b4270e
comment
Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: The Duke of Cornwall is referred to simply as "Cornwall." In the actual mythology, his name was given as Gorlois or Hoel.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b5b4270e
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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You Killed My Father
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b66ca51c
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You Killed My Father: Thanks to her ruthless policies, Mab manages to give Merlin three separate excuses to go against her, all relating to her harming the people he loves.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b66ca51c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b66ca51c
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b7586225
type
Put on a Bus
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b7586225
comment
Put on a Bus: Lancelot and Guinevere disappear from the story after he carries her away from Camelot. Merlin acknowledges this.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b7586225
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b7586225
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b7586225
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b852d3dd
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Wizard Beard
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b852d3dd
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Wizard Beard: Merlin, in the present when he is old. Averted through most of the series.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b852d3dd
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b852d3dd
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_b852d3dd
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bb96c451
type
Freeze-Frame Bonus
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bb96c451
comment
Freeze-Frame Bonus: If you slow down the video during the flashing transition between the scene where Merlin confronts Arthur about Morgan and the one where Mab meets Nimue in Avalon, you will see three frames of Mab leaving Camelot after her and Frik's celebratory dance there and just one of Frik sitting alone in the castle afterwards looking sad. (Presumably because he has just handed over Morgan to Arthur.)
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bb96c451
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bb96c451
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bb96c451
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bcc6ef92
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Because You Were Nice to Me
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bcc6ef92
comment
Because You Were Nice to Me: A villainous example. Morgan le Fay converts to the Old Ways simply because they were the only people ever to show her kindness.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bcc6ef92
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bcc6ef92
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd0f6c6
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Screw Destiny
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd0f6c6
comment
Screw Destiny: Both Mab and Merlin take this approach.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd0f6c6
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd0f6c6
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd98c3b4
type
UnreliableNarrator
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comment
Unreliable Narrator: According to Frik, and by Merlin's own admission, a few things were omitted from the story. Merlin claims he didn't think anyone would believe it if they heard it the way it really happened. Some observers have used this theory to allow the sequel Merlain's Apprentice to fit into continuity. Whether this is Fan Wank or not is open to interpretation. Unless Merlin conveniently left out the part where he got his head chopped off and died, I don't think even that can make Merlin's Apprentice fit continuity.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd98c3b4
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_bd98c3b4
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_be266fc5
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The Power of Love
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_be266fc5
comment
The Power of Love: As pointed out by Ambrosia, this is one of the attributes that Mab no longer possesses, having presumably lost it in her struggle to survive. Merlin also explicitly states that magic cannot create love.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_be266fc5
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_be266fc5
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_be266fc5
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c24cad07
type
Sapient Steed
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c24cad07
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Sapient Steed: Sir Rubert.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c24cad07
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c24cad07
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c3eedf3c
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Magical Incantation
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c3eedf3c
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Magical Incantation: Used by weak wizards.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c3eedf3c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c3eedf3c
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c62511b2
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Villainous Demotivator
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comment
Villainous Demotivator: Mab
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c62511b2
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c6be63cb
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The Chosen One
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c6be63cb
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The Chosen One: Arthur and Galahad.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c6be63cb
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c6be63cb
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_c90a434c
type
Adaptation Explanation Extrication
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comment
Adaptation Explanation Extrication: Several scenes were deleted for the VHS version. Among them, a description of the workings of magic. This makes it difficult to understand Frik's later comment about Merlin never progressing past being a Hand Wizard. (In case you were wondering, the first level is magic via incantation, the second level is magic via hand gesture, and the third level is magic via thought alone.) Back in for the DVD, thankfully.
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ca0fa8d
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Demoted to Extra
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ca0fa8d
comment
Demoted to Extra: Galahad, Gawain.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ca0fa8d
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ca0fa8d
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ca0fa8d
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cbb83177
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Our Gryphons Are Different
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cbb83177
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Our Gryphons Are Different: Their bodies resemble those of dogs and their wings are more like the "patagium" of flying squirrels. Their weakness is bees.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cbb83177
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cbb83177
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cbb83177
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_cfede3ec
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Alas, Poor Villain
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comment
Alas, Poor Villain: It's a bit hard not to feel for Queen Mab as she fades from existence along with the last of the world's magic and the Old Ways, crying out for Merlin and Frik to look at her, rasping that she loves Merlin as a son while her voice grows increasingly thin and hoarse.
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d0a5fe82
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Excessive Evil Eyeshadow
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comment
Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Mab
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d0a5fe82
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d178cf7d
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Scars Are Forever
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comment
Scars Are Forever: Nimue's disfiguring scar cannot be healed, even by Merlin's magic, though Mab is able to make it vanish temporarily. Subverted right at the end, when Merlin finally manages to heal it and simultaneously restore both their youth.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d178cf7d
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d2290da5
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Off with His Head!
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d2290da5
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Off with His Head!: King Constant's execution in the prologue, not seen thanks to Gory Discretion Shot.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d2290da5
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d2290da5
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d2290da5
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d3253712
type
make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Fan Wank
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d3253712
comment
Some observers have used this theory to allow the sequel Merlain's Apprentice to fit into continuity. Whether this is Fan Wank or not is open to interpretation. Unless Merlin conveniently left out the part where he got his head chopped off and died, I don't think even that can make Merlin's Apprentice fit continuity.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d3253712
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_d3253712
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_da0f8bd4
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Our Fairies Are Different
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_da0f8bd4
comment
Our Fairies Are Different: In addition to The Fair Folk, the smaller winged variety also exists.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_da0f8bd4
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_da0f8bd4
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dab0af63
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Time Abyss
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dab0af63
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Time Abyss: The Rock of Ages claims his memory goes back to before the dawn of time.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dab0af63
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dab0af63
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_db7de255
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Prophecies Are Always Right
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_db7de255
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Prophecies Are Always Right
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_db7de255
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dcebf1d5
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Making a Splash
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dcebf1d5
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Making a Splash: Merlin puts this power to great use. Even just a little strengthening of a waterfall can work wonders.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dcebf1d5
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dee88dbe
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Samus Is a Girl
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Samus Is a Girl: In Merlin's Apprentice.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_dee88dbe
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_df9316dd
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Our Gnomes Are Weirder
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_df9316dd
comment
Our Gnomes Are Weirder: Frik. He claims that gnomes come in all shapes and sizes, and he's "the tall kind."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_df9316dd
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_df9316dd
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e0cd8c62
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Monster-Shaped Mountain
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comment
Monster Shaped Mountain: The Rock of Ages is a sentient mountain resembling a man lying half-buried in the ground. Merlin asks it to hold Excalibur until a worthy wielder appears.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e0cd8c62
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e0cd8c62
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e440fe77
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ParentalSubstitute
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Parental Substitute: Ambrosia, to Merlin, as he notes in his narration.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e440fe77
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e440fe77
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e440fe77
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e45554d7
type
Glamour Failure
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e45554d7
comment
Glamour Failure: Uther's magical disguise doesn't affect Morgan, and she realizes who he is almost immediately.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e45554d7
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e45554d7
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Smooch of Victory
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comment
Smooch of Victory: Merlin gets this from Nimue twice. The first time, it's his "reward" for giving her and her party directions. The second time, it's part of the aforementioned Rescue Romance. Nimue's companions find it amusing, and Nimue herself lampshades it the second time.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e6fd22b4
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e6fd22b4
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e73a0f97
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Heroic Bastard
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comment
Heroic Bastard: Arthur
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e73a0f97
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e793336c
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Cool Horse
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e793336c
comment
Cool Horse: Sir Rupert.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e793336c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e793336c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e831cd8c
type
Cool Sword
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e831cd8c
comment
Cool Sword: Glamdring! No, wait, wrong work of fantasy...hold on, I know I've heard of this one...
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e831cd8c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e831cd8c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e831cd8c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8830f22
type
Excalibur in the Stone
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8830f22
comment
Excalibur in the Stone: Excalibur and the Sword in the Stone are portrayed as the same weapon, though both the myth of it being given by a Lady of the Lake and Arthur pulling it from the stone are true. Merlin was given the sword by the Lady of the Lake first, and later plunged it into the Rock of Ages to keep it from Uther, where Arthur eventually drew it from.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8830f22
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8830f22
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8830f22
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8d3701c
type
Surrounded by Idiots
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8d3701c
comment
Surrounded by Idiots: Vortigern. "Why is it that I surround myself with a bunch of incompetent fools?"
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8d3701c
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8d3701c
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_e8d3701c
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ec99ee26
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Face–Heel Turn
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comment
Face-Heel Turn: Lord Lot.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ec99ee26
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ec99ee26
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ecf9fa12
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Not So Different
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ecf9fa12
comment
Not So Different: Mab tells Merlin that she is fighting and causing evil because she must save her people, and the ends justify the means. Merlin later gives the same excuse after helping Uther seduce Igraine, causing Sir Rupert to grumble, "Now, where have I heard that before?"
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ecf9fa12
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ecf9fa12
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ed3282c3
type
Dawson Casting
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ed3282c3
comment
Dawson Casting: Sam Neill, who was 51 when the film was released, played Merlin for about two-thirds of the first half of the film and all of the second half. However, it wasn't until the second half that Merlin would have been around that age in-story. (Because of the time skip necessary for Arthur to grow up.) During the entire first half, he was less than half that age. The reason for this is probably because having Merlin portrayed by an actor of the appropriate age at all times would have left Sam Neill playing Merlin for only one half of the entire film. It helps that Sam Neill looked much younger than he was at the time. He could have passed for about 40 or so.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ed3282c3
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_ed3282c3
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_edb277f8
type
Fatal Flaw
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_edb277f8
comment
Fatal Flaw: For Vortigern, it's his Pride. For Uther, it's Lust.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_edb277f8
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_edb277f8
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 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_eedca631
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Taking You with Me
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_eedca631
comment
Taking You with Me: King Constant has all of the prisoners killed right before Vortigern takes his castle. "Let the whole world die, if I die."
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_eedca631
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_eedca631
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_efbc8291
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Evil Matriarch
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_efbc8291
comment
Evil Matriarch: Mab
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_efbc8291
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_efbc8291
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f065016e
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Only the Worthy May Pass
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f065016e
comment
Only the Worthy May Pass: The Rock of Ages will only let a truly good man draw Excalibur.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f065016e
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f065016e
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f065016e
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f0fa6142
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Master of Illusion
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f0fa6142
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Master of Illusion
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f0fa6142
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f0fa6142
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f156307b
type
Has Two Mommies
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f156307b
comment
Has Two Mommies: Merlin. Three, counting Ambrosia.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f156307b
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f156307b
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f1db1d6d
type
Ambition Is Evil
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f1db1d6d
comment
Ambition Is Evil: Morgan le Fay is entirely motivated by getting herself closer to the throne.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f1db1d6d
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f1db1d6d
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f1db1d6d
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f35bff92
type
The Unchosen One
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f35bff92
comment
The Unchosen One: Deconstructed. Merlin recruits Lancelot, believing him to be the perfect knight who will be best fit to guard the throne while Arthur is away. However, it turns out, Merlin picked the wrong knight, and it was actually Lancelot's son Galahad who would have been the perfect knight, with the result that Lancelot only makes things worse with his adulterous relationship with Guinevere. Oops.
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f35bff92
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f35bff92
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1.0
 Series: Merlin (1998)
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Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f35bff92
 Series: Merlin (1998) / int_f4bd8e1a
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The Hecate Sisters
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The Hecate Sisters: Though not mentioned in the series, the novelization repeatedly brings up the triple nature of the Celtic goddesses, going so far as to mention that Mab is the only remaining aspect of a triad that was made up of Maiden, Mother and Warrior. And when Merlin attempts to make contact with the Maiden aspect, Mab is no longer able to hear, so he instead reaches Nimue. This is before he meets Nimue in person. Also present in the women in Merlin's life, Nimue being the Maiden, Elissa the Mother and Ambrosia the Crone.
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Love Triangle: The traditional one between Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere also involves Elaine, who is in a relationship with Lancelot when he is first introduced and eventually dies of heartbreak as a result of his relationship with Guinevere.
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!
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Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Mab intended to create a powerful wizard who would lead the people back to the Old Ways. What she does is create a powerful wizard who hates her and will do everything he can to destroy the Old Ways.
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Earn Your Happy Ending
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What the Hell, Hero?: When Merlin hears about what happened with Morgan le Fay, he lets Arthur have it. He does it again, to Guinevere and Lancelot, after their affair.
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Humans Are Bastards: When Merlin asks the Rock of Ages to hold Excalibur "until a good man comes to take it from you," the Mountain King says, "Then I will be holding it forever...if not longer."
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Dreaming of Things to Come: Merlin's ability to tell the future comes in either visions or in dreams.
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Enfant Terrible: Mordred, as a young boy, attempts to throw a knife at Merlin. According to Morgan, it's his way of demanding attention.
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