According to Uther Pendragon, when Morgana's presumed father Gorlois was away fighting on the Northern Plains, her mother Vivienne had a brief affair with Uther Pendragon and later gave birth to Morgana. Rate. After teaming up with her sister, Morgause, Morgana becomes unaware that she is being used as a vessel in her sister's plan to take over Camelot. On arrival there Merlin meets the witch Nimueh, who gives him the antidote, water from the Cup of Life, but warns him that, to save Arthur's life, another must be sacrificed. She was a skilled warrior, a powerful sorceress and a High Priestess of the Old Religion. Rate. Morgause was later seen working with King Cenred to move against Camelot and watched the siege of Camelot with him. The palace guards raid the smithy; Tauren escapes but Tom is caught, sentenced to death for assisting sorcery and (unsuccessfully helped to escape by Morgana ) killed. As a result of Uther's ban on all things magical, Morgause lost all contact with her family when she was a young child. 2010 The Curse of Cornelius Sigan. Unlike Morgana, Morgause was delighted by this since it meant she was of the royal line, albeit unrecognized and illegitimate, which meant Morgana could potentially take the throne when Uther died, provided that Arthur did not stand in the way. The Tears of Uther Pendragon have only begun to fall. Rate. When this happened Gaius visited Nimueh and gave his life, saving Hunith. It is possible that Morgause also had the gift of a seer, since she possessed the magical bracelet before giving it to Morgana, her half sister. She was smuggled out of … Merlin follows Aulfric to a lake, where he discovers that the father and daughter are Sidhes, former immortals who, having lost their immortality, must kill Arthur to regain their powers. Merlin offered to give his life to save Arthur's. Nevertheless Cenred was willing to stand up to Morgause if he thought it was necessary and told her that he had given up on the siege of Camelot after Morgana's skeleton army was destroyed. Morgause was also capable of telepathy as she used it to contact Morgana on one occasion. Arthur claimed this was because of his chivalry since he disarmed her at one point in the duel but then allowed her to pick up her sword. 21 Jun. All other information you need connected to this particular Episode can be found in the Merlin Episode Guides s03e13. This Merlin Episode Transcript provides a full dialogue log off Episode 13 of Season III “The Coming of Arthur – Part 2” of the BBC series Merlin. Arthur … Later, Cenred broke the peace agreement with Camelot and his men attacked Merlin, Arthur, and Balinor from their return journey to Ca… https://merlin.fandom.com/wiki/Morgause?oldid=219508. When King Uther orders Prince Arthur to search all Camelot for the sorcerer he believes to have caused the epidemic, only a magic trick saves Merlin from having his book found. List of Appearances: Morgause displayed how much she cared for Morgana by abandoning her attempt on Uther's life to save her after she was poisoned by Merlin. When Morgana returned to Camelot she remained in contact with Morgause and met with her many times. She later attempted to kill Merlin for poisoning Morgana and also acted as a confidante to her sister. Morgause, upon hearing her sister's telepathic screams, confronted Merlin and demanded he tell her what he used to poison her sister so she could heal her. Learning Lancelot's life dream is to become a knight, grateful Merlin brings him to court, but when told only noblemen may apply, magically forges proof of nobility. 4 Apr. Rate. Morgana started off being a very kind woman who was Uther's ward. Trying to kill Mordred. The sisters were united to start planning the attack of Camelot (The Fires of Idirsholas). Rate. Merlin tries to stop her, accidentally fracturing Morgana's skull. 7.9 (1,144) 0. 1. Though Cenred was polite to Morgause, she frequently threatened him whenever he failed her. I care only that Morgana takes her rightful place upon the throne of Camelot. You chose to poison one of my own. Rate. Rate. ... Leon: I would rather die. Although Morgause survived the attack from Merlin and Gaius, she was left with serious scars on the right side of her face, along with various other unspecified health problems. Lancelot and Percival intervened allowing the group to escape. Uther, believing all magic evil, has made it punishable by death, so when Gaius finds that Merlin has magical, telekinetic powers, he agrees to keep the boy's secret. 6. Episode List. With Morgana's help, Morgause later cast a powerful enchantment on Uther using a mandrake root and his tears. Despite her ruthless nature, Morgause did have a softer side. In poisoning a cup, Nimueh's latest scheme jeopardizes a peace accord between two kingdoms, turns father against son, lays a foe low, and sends Arthur on a perilous quest alone. Beleaguered Assistant: Merlin, more so than usual this episode. In addition to being extremely powerful in magic, Morgause was also an expert Swordswomen, being able to kill five Camelot guards with ease, and was the only known person besides Lancelot, Helios, and Albin who has managed to defeat Arthur in combat. She also gave her a bracelet with magical healing powers to relieve her of her nightmares, saying it belonged to her mother, thus implying that it was also Morgana's mother. According to the Enfaces Gawain, Lot was her page with whom she had an intrigue, as a result of which Gawain was born. Morgause later awoke the Knights of Medhir to kill Uther. Arthur and Merlin soon find themselves on a strange quest at the behest of the beautiful Morgause. Next in line to the throne after his nephew, Agravaine's status within the court is unrivalled. Behind the Scenes Emilia Fox Many years after her birth, Morgause returned to Camelot, now a grown woman. Merlin's friend William is dismissive of Arthur's efforts, feeling they constitute egoism, though he ultimately saves the young prince's life. The next day a plague causes people to die, their skin turning white with dark blue veins. The spell gave the impression to the people of Camelot that their king may be losing his mind and would be unfit to rule. Morgause After Morgana discovered the truth of her birth, Morgause was the mastermind behind most of her sister's plans to get rid of him and seize the throne. Portrayer: When Merlin enters the Crystal Cave, an old sorcerer shows Merlin a vision of the near future in which Morgana appears to kill Uther. Morgause survived the attacks by Merlin and Gaius, but was left so weakened that she decided the best course of action would be to use herself as a blood sacrifice to bring down Camelot, thus leaving the path open for Morgana to take the throne. ... On Samhain, Morgana sacrifices Morgause, with her approval, to summon the mighty Cailleach to tear open the veil between the worlds. Morgana felt she recognized Morgause from somewhere when they met, most likely from an early childhood memory or perhaps due to the mere fact that they were half-sisters. Morgause studied magic for many years, eventually becoming a very powerful sorceress, acting to take her revenge on King Uther Pendragon. She was able to summon an apparition of Arthur's mother, and later reawaken the Knights of Medhir as well as put the whole of Camelot into a deep sleep; the only beings immune to this spell were Kilgharrah and Morgana, but the latter was only immune because she was the source of the magic. Gaius discovers he is Uther's dead brother-in-law, now a wraith summoned from the grave by the witch Nimueh, seeking revenge for the death of his sister who died giving birth to Arthur. Nonetheless the villagers are inexperienced in martial ways and Merlin must use magic and conjure up a wind-storm to help see off the bandits. King GormauseSister (by Morgana) 9. She also approached Morgana and won her trust by playing on the fact that if Uther discovered that she had magic, he would have her executed. Cenred thought little of towns in the outlying regions of his kingdom, so when Ealdor pleaded with him to help them fight Kanen's brigands he refused to send any troops despite his vast military force (The Moment of Truth). Merlin: Yeah, yeah, you probably would if I … S1, Ep1. The mystic Anhora, guardian of the unicorns, arrives in Camelot to tell Arthur that his stupidity has cursed the land and he alone can lift that curse. Morgause later persuaded Morgana to betray Uther and help her bring down Camelot. Superficially contrite and charming, she remains in league with Morgause, for whom she collects tears shed by Uther. However, he was later proven wrong when Morgause caused one of his warriors to turn against him and the man apparently killed him. Morgause was an associate of King Cenred who was clearly attracted to her. Morgause was the half-sister of Morgana Pendragon; it is currently unknown if she had any other siblings, however this is more on the unlikely side. Morgause was highly intelligent, astute, powerful, arrogant, vengeful, and Machiavellian. You inherited that trait from your mother. As the brother of Ygraine, Lord Agravaine is Arthur's Uncle. 1x03 was about merlin and gwen, that was the secret she was going to keep. Year: 2009. The next day a plague causes people to die, their skin turning white with dark blue veins. She helped Morgana with her plan to kill Arthur by getting Cenred to kidnap Gwen's brother Elyan and giving her a magical ring to guide Cenred's warriors to Arthur, she nearly killed Arthur with a fire spell before Merlin exploded the fire before it could harm Arthur (The Castle of Fyrien). One major interpretation stems from his affections for Merlin and his fears for the other young people on the show, while another probably comes from his mysterious past and involvement in the death of many magic users during the purge. Morgause was eventually badly wounded by Merlin and Gaius, and a year later, physically weakened, she chose to be sacrificed by Morgana at the Isle of the Blessed, so the … A devastated Morgana rushed into the room and cradled her sister as Morgause had a year ago before bringing the room crashing down with magical screams of anguish. After her death, Merlin expressed his satisfaction to Morgana over his achievement to gravely injure Morgause. However it can be assumed that she did so in order for her plans to come to fruition. In an unreleased deleted scene from The Secret Sharer, Morgana, who is lying on the brink of death following her encounter with the old Emrys, sees her sister in the Spirit world and is given a magical coin that revives her. Yet in the episode where Uther is dying, Arthur is talking to Agravaine about using magic to save him and says he knows Agravaine would be wary because his mom died to magic. This involves his learning much-needed humility before riding to the Labyrinth of Gedref, where he will be ... Gwen's blacksmith father Tom is approached by Tauren, who possesses the alchemist's stone and wants Tom's help in turning base metal into gold - gold he intends using to overthrow the king. Cenred appeared to think she was only bluffing and did not seem intimidated by her threats. Leon: My loyalty is to the King and Prince Arthur. His intent: to eventually fight and kill Uther. She spared him when she defeated him in a duel and she also displayed sympathy towards him about his mother's death (The Sins of the Father). Despite the fact that his father tried to prevent him from leaving, Arthur went to meet her, accompanied by Merlin. As she was leaving Camelot, Morgause told Arthur that she knew something about his mother, giving Arthur incentive to come see her. Season: OR . But just as he was about to deal the fatal blow, Merlin burst into the hall and convinced him that Morgause had tricked him. About the others times with morgause, lets just say that morgause believe it that the one who attack her in the end of season 3 was gaius, and not only one but twice (she did not saw that it was merlin) but morgana saw merlin in there as well as gaius so that's what he's refering to in that scene (4x06) What? Escanor loves her, not only because she reminds him of Rosa. When Morgause captured Merlin, she used a powerful enchantment on his chains to the point that he was unable to break free by using his magic. The Questing Beast is on the loose near Camelot, and Arthur, ignoring a warning from Morgana who has dreamed that it will kill him, is bitten by the creature before Merlin slays it. Despite Merlin's protests, Arthur kills the beautiful creature to bring the crass Uther its horn as an ornament. Morgause was later involved in a brief ceremony where Morgana was crowned Queen of Camelot, after her immortal warriors defeated Camelot's army. Only a dragon-lord is capable of containing the beast, men whom Uther persecuted years earlier, from which only one still survives (Balinor), who lives like a hermit in a cave. 4. I was led to believe that the child had died. Only Merlin sees what is happening and, staying awake, saves the situation ... King Uther Pendragon holds an annual tournament where Prince Arthur Pendragon is to defend his title against other knights of the realm. Morgana † Cenred (betrays) † Gaius (pre-series)Old ReligionHigh PriestessesAgravaine de Bois † (possibly) In the episode where we first meet Morgause, she lets Arthur see his mom who tells him her death was caused by magic. Gaius arrived in time to prevent her from killing the young warlock and attacked her with his own magic catching her off guard. You're a skilled swordsman. Morgause was largely callous and cold towards others, viewing most of them as tools to be used to gain power and disposed of when they served no further use. She said that there was nothing left for her in the living world and she wanted to make her passing her final gift to Morgana (The Darkest Hour). However, unknown to her at the time she was actually his daughter and half-sister of Arthur. Also known as: Morgana & Morgause (Merlin) Cenred/Morgause (Merlin) Merlin/Arthur Pendragon (Merlin) Gwaine/Morgana (Merlin) Morgana (Merlin) Morgause (Merlin) Merlin (Merlin) Arthur Pendragon (Merlin) Mordred (Merlin) Cenred (Merlin) Gwaine (Merlin) Alternate Universe - Modern Setting; Summary. He and Merlin arrive at Morgause's castle where she evokes Arthur's late mother, Ygrain, who tells him Uther sought magic to produce an heir and let her die that Arthur might live - the terms of the deal. I just finished watching Season 5 and appears as if he's dead, as in dead dead. Race: When they reached her, Morgause told Arthur to place his head on a chopping block so she could kill him. She then placed a spell upon her, binding her life to a sleeping spell which she placed on Camelot. When Gwen's father exhibits symptoms, Merlin waves Gaius's warning by curing him. They sometimes displayed affection for each other by hugging and Morgause kissed Morgana on the cheek at one point. Gaius, who helped him escape Camelot, tells Merlin this is his father, and when Merlin and Arthur trace him, Merlin reveals himself to Balinor (though they keep it from Arthur). Arthur Pendragon † Knights of Camelot Merlin Gaius Uther Pendragon † He did so, and Morgause told him the whole thing had been a test of his character. Morgause manipulated Guinevere and Sir Leon into leading them to Arthur who had escaped Camelot along with Merlin, Elyan, Gwaine, and Gaius. Morgause commits incest when she sleeps with Arthur and conceives Mordred. In Malory, she is Lot's queen who, as the result of an amatory encounter with Arthur (who did not know they were related), gave birth to Mordred. Episode List. Morgause, who was born before the event at a time when magic was still allowed in Camelot, had inherited magical powers probably from her mother Vivienne. There is nothing you can do to … Gorlois was married to Vivienne, and he held a high position in the Court of Camelotas a close friend of Uther Pendragon. Often presented as a promiscuous character, Morgause was slain by her son Gaheris who found her in bed with Lamorak, whose father, Pellinore, had slain Lot. These Morguase uses to curse him through a doll … The next day, Arthur, Merlin and the knights investigate the mysterious … Human A distraught Arthur accuses Uther of hypocrisy and tries to kill him, but Merlin dissuades him, telling him that Morgause tricked him with an illusion in order to destroy Camelot. Season: OR . Indeed Arthur falls in love with Sophia and they plan to elope. Decades earlier, Sigan was executed for sorcery and died vowing revenge. Morgause gives her life as a gift to Morgana. Mordred is the son produced from their tryst. I haven't seen the series. Before going away for battle, Arthur left Mordred (his nephew) temporarily in charge of Camelot. Morgause, briefly known as King Gormause and known as Sister by Morgana, is a character originally on Merlin. Cenred's men succeeded in collecting the Cup and Morgause made Cenred's army immortal. A later search through the rubble found no trace of Morgana or Morgause leaving their fate unknown (The Coming of Arthur). However she betrayed Cenred and caused one of his own men to attack and apparently kill him. In the French Vulgate cycle Arthur is attracted to King Lot's wife and deceives her into thinking he is her husband. When she found out Morgana was dying, she abandoned her attempt on Uther's life in order to save her half-sister. Affiliation: Nimueh instead took the life of his mother Hunith, while Arthur was saved. Her magic will be powerful. 3. By nursing snake-poisoned knight Ewan, Merlin finds out how this vile knight has been defeating adversaries as easily as Arthur. Despite the fact that he did not wish to fight Morgause, Arthur agreed. … 10 Merlin: ... Morgause could undo the spell or Morgana has to die if Camelot is to be saved. A disgruntled sorcerer would sneak into Camelot, angered by King Uther's hawkish anti-magic stance, and try to kill Prince Arthur. Morgana appeared to be the only other person for whom Morgause had any real affection. Morgause was eventually badly wounded by Merlin and Gaius, and a year later, physically weakened, she chose to be sacrificed by Morgana at the Isle of the Blessed, so the spirits of the dead could enter the human world and attack Camelot and the villages around it, claiming that it was her "final gift" to her sister, and that it would "bring their enemies to their knees". Morgana was evidently disturbed and unhappy about killing her sister, but Morgause was determined to use her inevitable death to benefit her and persuaded her to go through with it. When Arthur Pendragon got bitten by the Questing Beast, Merlin was forced to go to the Isle of the Blessed where he met Nimueh again. 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