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This character sheet is for [[Film/{{Excalibur}} the film]]. For [[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} the comics]], see '''[[Characters/CaptainBritainAndMI13 here]]'''.

!! Arthur Pendragon/ King Arthur
!!! Nigel Terry
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: He ''defines'' this trope.
-->'''Arthur''': I was not born to live a man's life, but to be the stuff of future memory.
* BedTrick: How he was conceived at the beginning and later on...
* BreakTheHaughty: When he fights Lancelot.
* BrotherSisterIncest: [[spoiler:With his half-sister Morgana who pretended to be Guenevere.]]
%%* TheChosenOne
%%* CoolSword
* HeroicBastard: The bastard son of Uther Pendragon and Igraine and TheChosenOne.
* HeartbrokenBadass: When he learns of Guinevere betraying him with Lancelot. Lancelot and Guinevere are not exactly proud of themselves for doing this.
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass: Only the blood of Uther Pendragon may draw Excalibur from the stone.
* {{Pride}}: He gets so mad when he can't seem to beat Lancelot in their fight that he uses the power of Excalibur to knock Lancelot on his ass - which almost costs him the sword when it shatters and nearly gets Lancelot killed. Fortunately the Lady of the Lake hears him admit he was wrong to do this, fixes the sword and all is well. For a while at least.
* SupernaturalAid: With Merlin, Excalibur and the Lady of the Lake.
* UnstoppableRage: When he first fights Lancelot.

!! Merlin
!!! Nicol Williamson
* TheCassandra: Throughout the movie, he will tell you exactly what will happen. However, he keeps it so low key that the audience won't notice without a second viewing while the characters just simply ignore it.
* CatchPhrase: He says "Yes, that's it!" quite a few times after spouting off some nugget of wisdom.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* FriendToAllLivingThings: In a creepy kind of way -- crows tend to show up when he's near.
%%* HermitGuru
%%* LastOfHisKind
* LargeHam: InAWorld where knights [[NoIndoorVoice shout everything]], one man's hamminess stands out even from this crowd. (Possibly the source of his ham is the Dragon.)
* OffscreenTeleportation: [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given his nature, and also subverted in a scene where we see him walking toward the camera, from a distant background, while other characters talk in the foreground, having not noticed him. He reaches them just as one of them asks "And who is Merlin?"; he also does ''onscreen'' teleportations.
%%* OracularUrchin
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: He never ages. This goes back to the myth, where Merlin ages backwards.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He abandons Uther to his traitors (he apparently feels bad about this when he sees Uther slam Excalibur into the stone with his dying breath). "Merliiiiin! Where are you? Call your dragon... Weave a mist... to hide us..."
%%* VisibleInvisibility

!! Lancelot
!!! Nicolas Clay
* TheAce: He's nearly unbeatable in single combat: he defeats every last one of Arthur's knights, one after the other, and still has the energy to face the King himself. Arthur basically has to bend the laws of reality to win.
* BackForTheFinale: He turns up at Camlann in order to help fight Mordred's forces.
* TheCavalry: When he shows up at the end.
* DeathByAdaptation: He has the more satisfying fate of dying in battle reunited with Arthur, instead of outliving him and [[TheAtoner atoning for the rest of his life]] as a monk.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: His whole shtick: the king worthy of his sword will be the one who can defeat him in combat.
* TheDragon: He could arguably be seen as a heroic version for King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
* FallenHero: ...after what happened when Arthur [[spoiler: caught him sleeping with Guenevere]]. He then [[spoiler: ditches his armor and goes off preaching the evils of the King and how he allowed the country to fall.]]
%%* KnightErrant
* KnightInShiningArmor: In his first scene, his armor is buffed almost to a mirror finish.
* TheLancer: To Arthur (naturally).
* LoveTriangle: With Arthur and Guenevere.
* MrFanservice: He just can't seem to keep his clothes on when he's alone in the woods at night.
* NeverMyFault: After his fall he preaches against Arthur and his knights, claiming they abandoned the people to pestilence and death, conveniently ignoring that this only happened ''because he slept with the king's wife.''
* OneManArmy: The reason he's the best Knight of the Round Table.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Throughout the movie, he is praised by his fellow knights as the one who helps bring about their victories.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He redeems himself for one last battle.
%%* TragicHero
%%* WoundThatWillNotHeal

!! Leondegrance
!!! Creator/PatrickStewart
* AnAxeToGrind: Wields an axe in the battle at his castle.
* BaldOfAwesome: As he's being played by Patrick Stewart, this almost goes without saying.
* LargeHam: It's Jean Luc Picard wearing medieval armor.

!! Morgana
!!! Creator/HelenMirren, Barbara Byrne (young), Kay [=McLaren=] (aged)
* BedTrick: With Arthur as part of her revenge.
* BigBad: Spends the entire film plotting to destroy Camelot.
* BreastPlate: Her armor, which looks like a sheet-iron corset ''with nothing under it''.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Between her and Arthur, resulting in the birth of Mordred.
* CreepyChild: She knows at once that her father is dead. Then she watches, silently, as her mother and not-father have sex.
* DeathByAdaptation: Usually, her death is usually left unmentioned, and is often identified as one of the women who take Arthur away by boat. Here, she's killed by Mordred.
%%* EvilSorcerer
* MsFanservice: Some of her outfits are...interesting.
%%* NoImmortalInertia
* PrimalScene: Watched her mother and her Dad ([[spoiler:It's really Uther in disguise]]) have sex in front of her.
%%* RoyalBlood
%%* VainSorceress

!!! Robert Addie (adult), Charley Boorman (young)
* AntagonisticOffspring: To his father, Arthur, eventually burning down his Kingdom and killing him.
* BastardBastard: Illegitimate and evil.
* BlingOfWar: One of the fanciest armors in the movie.
* CreepyChild: As a boy tempts Grail knights to their seduction at Morgana's hand, or to their deaths.
* TheDragon: To Morgana.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He loved his mother until, [[spoiler:Merlin tricked her into performing the Dragon's Breath. In his rage, he strangled her to death]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: As an adult, he has a boyish face and a surprisingly deep and harsh voice.
* InbredAndEvil: Born of incestuous rape and an utter monster.
* MutualKill: With Arthur.
--> '''Mordred''': ''Come Father, let us embrace at last.''
* ThePowerOfLove: Averted. Arthur offers it to him, but he tells him off and plans to conquer his kingdom.
%%* TogetherInDeath

!! Uther Pendragon
!!! Creator/GabrielByrne
* BedTrick: As per the original legends.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Seems to genuinely want to be a good father to Arthur.
* FamousLastWords: "No one shall wield Excalibur...but ''MMEEEEE''!!!"
* LargeHam: He manages an astounding amount of scenery-chewing despite having twenty lines, maximum.
* {{Lust}}: Uther's lust for Igrayne single-handedly ruins the truce between himself and the Duke of Cornwall. Later on, when he departs to seduce Igrayne, Merlin tells him his lust will sustain him so that he will fly.
* SupernaturalAid: With Merlin until [[spoiler:he ruined his plans to bring about peace because he wanted to have sex with another Queen.]]