History Literature / TheMerlinTrilogy

1st Sep '17 8:21:34 AM XFllo
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* CakeEater: Lamorak could be considered one, as he falls for Morgause and plans to marry her.
21st Dec '16 2:37:51 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Myrddin/Merlin is a virgin until [[spoiler: he hands over his powers, and his virginity, to his successor]]. In fact, the one time he tries to have sex with a woman, he fails. He states that he had to choose between his powers and sexual prowess.
6th Dec '16 9:51:56 PM MercutioDreams
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* FamousAncestor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Maximus Magnus Maximus]], or Macsen Wledig to the British (pronounced Mak-sen Wahl-uh-dig), the ancestor of Merlin, Arthur and their kin from a century before and progenitor of their royal line. According to local legend, he was a Roman emperor who one day had a dream of a mysterious island to the west, where he saw a castle full of riches and a beautiful maiden. Upon waking, he immediately decided to find this land, and eventually found his way to Britain, where everything was just as he had dreamed it, including the maiden Elen, who he made his Empress, and he remained there as ruler. When Rome installed a new emperor in his absence, he raised an army of Britons and marched on Rome and conquered it, and ruled there forever after, while his heirs would continue to rule back in Britain. The factual account, according to Merlin, is that [[spoiler: Maximus was a Roman commander in Britain who helped defend it from Saxon invaders, ushering in a time of peace. He was beloved by the islandís people, and even declared Emperor by his troops. He would have remained there, but his old generalís murder drove him to march on Rome, where he was defeated, and later executed. With Maximus dead, the brief peace in Britain was over, and there was no one to protect it from the invaders when they returned. It is to bring about a new time of peace and security in the person of Arthur that Merlin spends his life working for.]]

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* FamousAncestor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Maximus Magnus Maximus]], or Macsen Wledig to the British (pronounced Mak-sen Wahl-uh-dig), Oo-leh-dig), the ancestor of Merlin, Arthur and their kin from a century before and progenitor of their royal line. According to local legend, he was a Roman emperor who one day had a dream of a mysterious island to the west, where he saw a castle full of riches and a beautiful maiden. Upon waking, he immediately decided to find this land, and eventually found his way to Britain, where everything was just as he had dreamed it, including the maiden Elen, who he made his Empress, and he remained there as ruler. When Rome installed a new emperor in his absence, he raised an army of Britons and marched on Rome and conquered it, and ruled there forever after, while his heirs would continue to rule back in Britain. The factual account, according to Merlin, is that [[spoiler: Maximus was a Roman commander in Britain who helped defend it from Saxon invaders, ushering in a time of peace. He was beloved by the islandís people, and even declared Emperor by his troops. He would have remained there, but his old generalís murder drove him to march on Rome, where he was defeated, and later executed. With Maximus dead, the brief peace in Britain was over, and there was no one to protect it from the invaders when they returned. It is to bring about a new time of peace and security in the person of Arthur that Merlin spends his life working for.]]
28th Oct '16 3:26:33 PM dlchen145
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* WarriorPoet: Bedwyr is simultaneously described as having "a poet's eyes," and also, in ''The Wicked Day,'' as "veteran of a thousand combats." [[BadAss It shows.]]

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* WarriorPoet: Bedwyr is simultaneously described as having "a poet's eyes," and also, in ''The Wicked Day,'' as "veteran of a thousand combats." [[BadAss It shows.]]
3rd Jul '16 1:20:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Galapas is this for Merlin, and Merlin is later this, coupled with a bit of [[EccentricMentor Eccentric Mentor]] for Arthur.
12th Oct '15 1:08:46 PM FF32
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The series, as you might guess from the collective title, tells the Myth/ArthurianLegend from Myth/{{Merlin}}'s (and later Mordred's) point of view, from Merlin's early childhood to the Battle of Camlann. It takes a {{Demythtification}} approach (except for Merlin's visions and ability to light fires without a flint, which appear to be real).

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The series, as you might guess from the collective title, tells the Myth/ArthurianLegend Myth/KingArthur from Myth/{{Merlin}}'s (and later Mordred's) point of view, from Merlin's early childhood to the Battle of Camlann. It takes a {{Demythtification}} approach (except for Merlin's visions and ability to light fires without a flint, which appear to be real).
10th Sep '15 12:38:26 PM roxana
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* YouCantFightFate: Invoked in ''The Wicked Day'' by Nimue to Mordred, telling him that despite any effort to the contrary, the will of the gods cannot be changed, and his mere existence will someday bring about Arthur's downfall.

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* YouCantFightFate: Invoked in ''The Wicked Day'' by Nimue to Mordred, telling him that despite any effort to the contrary, the will of the gods cannot be changed, and his mere existence will someday bring about Arthur's downfall. She advises him to try to forget about it and 'Live what life brings, die what death comes.'
24th Jul '15 12:35:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The Merlin and Mordred books retell the Arthurian legend based on many sources, using the version in ''[[HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'' as a loose guide. The Pilgrim novel retells an episode in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' in particular.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The Merlin and Mordred books retell the Arthurian legend based on many sources, using the version in ''[[HistoriaRegumBritanniae ''[[Literature/HistoriaRegumBritanniae The History of the Kings of Britain]]'' as a loose guide. The Pilgrim novel retells an episode in ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' in particular.
18th Apr '15 4:47:01 AM jormis29
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The series, as you might guess from the collective title, tells the [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] from {{Merlin}}'s (and later Mordred's) point of view, from Merlin's early childhood to the Battle of Camlann. It takes a {{Demythtification}} approach (except for Merlin's visions and ability to light fires without a flint, which appear to be real).

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The series, as you might guess from the collective title, tells the [[KingArthur Arthurian legend]] Myth/ArthurianLegend from {{Merlin}}'s Myth/{{Merlin}}'s (and later Mordred's) point of view, from Merlin's early childhood to the Battle of Camlann. It takes a {{Demythtification}} approach (except for Merlin's visions and ability to light fires without a flint, which appear to be real).
21st Dec '14 10:45:07 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* WorthyOpponent: Cerdic, king of the West Saxons, to Arthur.
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