Cornwall's daughte… Morgana agreed to help primarily for Mordred's sake, but Alvarr, a con man at heart, used his charm to gain her favor. Gwen knocks him out to allow Gaius to examine him, and upon realising what it is Gaius paralyses the Fomorroh's head, extracts it and throws it into the fire. Morgana later attempts to get Gwen to join her side and succeeds in doing so. After this, Morgana began to plot against her half-sibling while he remained a doting brother, even risking his life to go back into Cenred's stronghold to rescue her, unaware that it was a trap to get him killed (The Castle of Fyrien). Merlin, though disadvantaged by his frail and aged physical form, manages to secure the Fomorroh having defeated and seriously wounded Morgana. Behind the Scenes Morgana was also a very powerful sorceress and High Priestess of the Old Religion as well as a highly trained swordswoman. Although Gaius was not initially an object of her hatred, he finally became one of her targets once she suspected that he knew of Emrys, leading to his kidnap. Morgana, for once without a retort, leaves Annis to return to scheming alone (His Father's Son). After Mordred is killed during her fight with Arthur, Morgana's hatred extremely grows for her brother. He carries her to safety, and is the one to take care of her until she recovers (A Servant of Two Masters). She was portrayed by Rebecca Ferguson, who also played Riza Stavros in Men In Black: International and Rose the Hat in Doctor Sleep. After her overthrow, Morgana was imprisoned with Aithusa by the warlord Sarrum, who wanted to erase magic from the land. However, while she had great skill in casting complex spells, she had little experience using magic in direct combat, as shown when she directly engaged Merlin in a magical duel. Morgana Pendragon was the illegitimate daughter of Uther Pendragon, the second daughter and the youngest child of Vivienne, the younger paternal half-sister of Arthur, the younger maternal half-sister of Morgause and the adopted daughter of Gorlois. Despite his affection for her, Uther was willing to punish her for such defiance, and once had her put in chains in the dungeon for challenging him. With it, Uther secures a brief alliance with Gorlois, the Duke of Cornwall, but Uther's lust for Cornwall's wife Igrayne soon ruins the truce. A seething Morgana returns to Annis and swears that Arthur will not be as fortunate next time. Arthur's expression slowly turned thunderous as he realised what it meant and with a quiet anger in his voice, he asked incredulously, "My sister Merlin! Uncharacteristically, Merlin was shown to be very cold towards Morgana and vice versa. This nature is explored more after her liberation from her prison. When King Caerleon is killed in cold blood by the recently crowned Arthur Pendragon in an attempt to assert his dominance, Caerleon's furious and grief-stricken wife, Queen Annis, declares war on Camelot. Whenever knights flattered Morgana it irked Arthur, and he in turn openly accused her of being jealous when she tried to dissuade him from pursuing Sophia. Also known as: After Morgause disappeared with Morgana, Arthur demonstrated his devotion to her by spending a year searching for her, feeling that he had failed to protect her. When he followed her to meet with Morgause, Morgana dropped the act and revealed her true loathing for Merlin, leaving him bound in chains to die. Everyone gasped at Merlin's reply and Arthur was the one most stunned at the revelation, Merlin and Morgana had been together and had a child out of the union. Cenred appeared to think she was only bluffing and did not seem intimidated by her threats. Morgana has persistently been strongly opposed to Uther's ruthlessness towards magic and protested his decision to execute Mary Collins' son, Thomas (The Dragon's Call), due to her belief that magic is an inherent quality rather than an active choice (The Beginning of the End). 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. What if it chooses you? Gwen frequently comforted Morgana when she woke up from nightmares and was very attached to her mistress. Gaius later realises that the only way to completely get rid of the Fomorroh is to kill the mother beast, which he informs Merlin of after paralyzing the creature temporarily and giving Merlin back his mind. Arthur explains his plan to Morgana Pendragon. Morgana is also extremely resilient, a trait that she shares with her half-brother Arthur, and she was able to defeat Gwen in a duel without much difficulty despite having been stabbed in the side by a Knight. Later, locked in the dungeons and witnessing the execution of peasants through the bars, Uther begged Morgana to kill him instead of innocent people, but she said he would live until she was satisfied with the amount of suffering he experienced as her revenge for his numerous crimes against those with magic. Morgana, with full control over her powers. When Uther realises Arthur is smitten with a servant, he banishes Gwen from the city. Morgana then asks Agravaine to help her find Emrys and kill him (The Darkest Hour). She traps Gwaine and uses a Nathair on him to learn about Arthur's location and after she does, she executes him. When Merlin found out about the mandrake root and removed it, Morgana tried to place another one under his bed in order to keep Uther suffering but was interrupted by Gaius. Gaius seemed very fond of Morgana, often calling her "my child" in a grandfatherly tone, but Gaius firmly maintained that Morgana was better off ignorant about her powers, often lying to her about the importance of her dreams and powers in hopes of protecting her from Uther's hatred of magic. And the boy is my nephew. As a result of Uther's ban on all things magical, Morgause lost all contact with her family when she was a young child. Despite causing Uther's death as she had planned for so long, she was left still unsatisfied and said that there would only be cause for celebration when she seized control over Camelot. Nonetheless, she continues to carry out her plan and gives him a single mission: destroy the relationship between Arthur and Gwen. Morgana enchants Lancelot's "present" for Guinevere. Morgause later persuaded Morgana to betray Uther and help her bring down Camelot. However, Uther failed to deliver them and so Gorlois was outnumbered and killed. He didn't know until Mordred was nearly grown he had fathered a child with her. Helios also displayed a protectiveness of Morgana when her powers failed her and Arthur was launching a counter-attack, pushing her behind him and taking on Arthur himself. When Agravaine learns of this, he informs Morgana, who enchants a necklace to reverse any healing spell used on its wearer and then magnify it tenfold. Morgana manages to prevent each and every attempt of Mithian's until she writes her name on a stone that Merlin sees. Morgana soon goes to her court and offers her assistance in destroying Arthur. Arthur mistakenly believes that Morgana and Merlin have romantic feelings for each other (The Nightmare Begins). The time she spent with Aithusa made her more vulnerable and at times she shows her softer side to the young creature. As his reward, Morgause used her magic to summon either Ygraine's spirit or the illusion of Ygraine, who told Arthur the secret of his birth; he had been conceived by magic because Uther had wanted an heir and as a result she had died. After the death of Gwen's father, Morgana conspired with the sorcerer Tauren to kill the king, believing Camelot would be better off with Arthur on the throne, but when Uther expressed his regret over Tom's death, admitting he was arrogant and foolish, she aborted the plan at the last minute. You're a better man than your father. When he died and I took you into my care, you fought me from the beginning. Before she became queen the only people who knew of her true allegiance were Merlin, Gaius, and Gwen, and these three were only aware of her true allegiance due to Merlin and Gaius’ prior knowledge of her magical abilities and Gwen's accidental walking in on Morgana preparing a spell. Morgause and Morgana were seen travelling to the Isle of the Blessed a year after their attack on Camelot, where Morgause was sacrificed by Morgana to break the veil between the spirit world and the world of the living in order to attack Camelot. In every tale I have read of Merlin and King Arthur, Morgana has played an evil part. After Mordred's love Kara is hanged by Arthur, Mordred allies himself with Morgana giving her the key of Arthur's demise by revealing Emrys' true identity to her (The Drawing of the Dark). After this, she gathers her forces at Camlann, where she reunites with Mordred. Morgana intended for Gwen to be banished, knowing Arthur would choose exile to be with her, but Uther ordered Gwen to be executed instead. She also put a glamour on Gwen that made her look like a deer in the eyes of others, thus making Arthur and the other knights think that she was an animal. Any friend of Camelot is an enemy of mine. What you're about to do will affect everyone. Morgana annihilates enemy forces with a non-verbal lightning spell. Morgana, snatching Arthur's ring from around Gwen's neck, formulates a plan, now aware of the nearby hunting party. Merlin had learned already know a tad about family psychology from his uncle Gaius, who was a family therapist. After she learns that Merlin plans to go to the Crystal Cave to get his magic back, she plans to end him once and for all. As she is unsympathetic and irritated by him when he fails in his first attempt, Agravaine therefore kills a boy and enacts a complex scheme to get hold of the plans, of which Morgana then makes a magical copy. 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. A year passes by in Camelot with Uther sending his men to scour the kingdom in search of Morgana, costing an ever-increasing number of lives as the soldiers are slaughtered by unseen forces, but Uther refuses to give up or see reason. A deeply distraught Uther points out that innocent people are suffering, but Morgana angrily retaliates by saying she is merely mirroring the extreme persecution that dominated his reign. They secretly met at night in the castle where Morgause told her about different types of possible futures and told her to make sure this one would never happen. The Tears of Uther Pendragon have only begun to fall. Although after mastering her magical powers, Morgana rarely chose to fight with a sword, instead defeating her opponents magically, Morgana remained just as good with a sword, as she could effortlessly defeat several knights to escape the castle when her powers were blocked by Merlin, only suffering an injury upon being caught by surprise and she still struck the guard down with a single blow despite being stabbed in the side. Morgause was very confident in her own abilities, passing straight into Camelot and killing five guards on the way before challenging Arthur to a duel. Also during this time, Gwen begins to suspect Morgana after she sees her with Morgause, to the point that she spies on Morgana and sees her using magic, finally discovering Morgana's betrayal (The Eye of the Phoenix). 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). Arthur is so enraged by this he tries to kill Uther. The full extent of Morgana's powers was displayed after she learnt about Emrys' true identity. Morgana later demonstrated her trust in Merlin by confessing her suspicions of her magic, leading Merlin to eventually advise her to seek the Druids' help despite Gaius and the Great Dragon's warning him not to get involved. However, everything is not as it seems; Gwen has believed in Morgana's words and, with the help of the mandrake roots, Gwen's loyalties now are with Morgana. Her husband Gorlois dies in battle that same night. Swords...swordswoman. Morgana seemed enthralled by her sister, and even when crowned Queen of Camelot, it appeared that Morgause remained the one in control since her rule was one of cruelty, something that she had previously fought against. Morgause watched proudly as Morgana was crowned Queen of Camelot. This emotionally confounds her, which gives Mordred a chance to knock her out using magic, before he then goes on to help Merlin and Arthur save Gwen (With All My Heart). And he's right. Arthur goes to Morgause to see his mother. "Excuse me." Katie McGrath Morgause later attacked Merlin when he attempted to retrieve the Cup of Life. Affiliation: Morgana repeatedly cast powerful magic that incapacitated her opponents instantly, leaving her largely free to pass in and out of Camelot. Later on when she found out Morgana had been poisoned she interrupted Arthur from saving her and teleported out of Camelot. Morgana is a feminine variant of the name Morgan (Welsh, Old English). 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. Earlier in life, as the King’s ward, Morgana displays a spirited, quick-witted and compassionate nature. In the aftermath of the battle, Uther informs the entire court that they owe their victory to the bravery of one person: the Lady Morgana, who claimed to have discovered the staff in the tomb and destroyed it. She also seemed confident that she could defeat him, which she did. She also quickly defeated Guinevere in a sword fight despite being wounded at the time (The Sword in the Stone). Three years after her second assault to Camelot, Morgana's magic had grown even stronger. Having someone to talk with about her magic was a relief for Morgana, and Alvarr knew exactly how to play her so she felt they were kindred spirits, despite the fact that he had a woman in his band. Good morning, my lady. Gaius arrived in time to prevent her from killing the young warlock and attacked her with his own magic catching her off guard. After the death of Sir Hemison, she kept Lancelot imprisoned in her castle and tried to get him to share a bed with her. Morgause had such influence over Morgana that when it was revealed that Morgana's father was in fact Uther Pendragon, she managed to convince Morgana to work towards killing Arthur, despite their long history and former deep relationship. A guilt-ridden Merlin later uses a spell to heal her, not wanting to be the reason for her death. This led the High Priestess to declare war on Camelot (The Kindness of Strangers). Though Cenred was polite to Morgause, she frequently threatened him whenever he failed her. Morgana returns to finalise her plans with Helios, preparing the attack on Camelot (The Hunter's Heart). Accolon fought the knight the next day, unaware his armoured opponent was really King Arthur himself. They were separated again when Morgana had to return to Camelot, but Kilgharrah warned Merlin that Morgana and Mordred shared a destiny and would one day form a dark alliance against Camelot (The Witch's Quickening). Agravaine often visited her in her hut to feed her information about what was happening in Camelot and helped her murder Uther Pendragon (The Wicked Day). Nevertheless, Morgana felt an immediate connection to her when they met during Morgause's first appearance in Camelot, and Morgause, though not revealing her identity, gave her with a bracelet that had once belonged to their mother, Vivienne, to help prevent Morgana's nightmares. Learning of Accolon’s death and the failure of her plot against Arthur, Morgan became enraged and herself stole the magic scabbard herself and hurled it into a lake. Uther Pendragon (father) †Vivienne (mother disappeared)Arthur Pendragon (paternal half-brother) †Morgause (older maternal half-sister) †Gorlois (adopted father) †Guinevere Pendragon (half-sister-in-law) Arthur and Morgana, in one of Camelot's feasts for Arthur's victory. After Merlin sacrifices his own safety to protect Arthur, he is kidnapped and brought to Morgana. Morgana swears to Mordred that Arthur will pay. Despite Merlin's Dragonlord powers however, Aithusa was very loyal to Morgana and never showed any signs of betraying her even when under Merlin's influence. The tryst might have been to tarnish his sterling image, turn him against Arthur or just because he loved Genevieve. She is a powerful and dangerous sorceresswho is Merlin's sister and based on the character Morgan le Fay from Arthurian legend. The last scene is Merlin back at the Lake of Avalon in modern day which could have been 1000s of years later, Camelot may of not even existed in Modern day. However, Morgana proves to be both beautiful and capable; she is also fiery and independent and will not hesitate to stand up to Uther, despite his being her guardian. After learning Merlin's secret, Morgana is extremely surprised. For some unknown reason, Gaius was asked to smuggle the infant Morgause out of Camelot and give her to the High Priestesses of the Old Religion. 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