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The Round Table
Arthur (Alexandre Astier)
King of Britain.
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Badass Beard
- Big Good
- The Chains of Commanding
- The Chosen One
- The Unchosen One: In the Prequel of Book VI, everyone but Sallustius is skeptical about the whole "making a low-grade of the militia governor of Britain". Too bad for them (and for Sallustius) that "Arturus" proves to be too good at the job.
- Cool Sword: Excalibur
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Deadpan Snarker
- Driven to Suicide: didn't take, though.
- The Hero: Usually...
- Heroic Bastard
- Heroic BSOD
- Hot Guy, Ugly Wife : Him and Guenièvre; He's popular with women , and has many mistresses. Guenievre, on the other hand, as been called ugly on more than one occasion (Lancelot would disagree, however).
- King Arthur: Well, Duh!
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Law of Inverse Fertility
- Mole in Charge: The initial plan of the Romans, which failed due to Arthur siding with the locals and playing both sides to allow Sallustius to keep up appearances, while effectively removing all Roman presence in Britain.
- Only Sane Man: Deconstructed; it leads to his Heroic BSOD and the failure of the whole Quest for the Graal.
- Rightful King Returns: In the Prequel of Livre VI, and again in the upcoming movies.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes??: Snakes aren't really a "recurring obstacle" in the show, but they're certainly a Running Gag.
Father Blaise (Jean-Robert Lombard)
The resident Christian priest, who records every reunion of the Round Table for posterity.
Bohort (Nicolas Gabion)
King of Gaunnes.
Calogrenant (Stéphane Margot)
King of Caledonia.
- Improbable Hairstyle: In Livre VI. He's bald in the other seasons.
- Informed Flaw: Léodagan, Guenièvre, Lancelot, Séli and even Arthur all agree several times that he is a "complete moron" ("especially with his wife!"); yet, on screen, not only is he a very polite and tolerant guy, but he is one of the few Knights of the Round Table who's both competent and reliable.
- The Quiet One
- The Reliable One: Lampshaded by Léodagan in the prequel.
- Violent Glaswegian: Inverted, he's always phlegmatic (and, naturally, useless).
Dagonet (Antoine de Caunes)
A lord of Logres.
Galessin (Alexis Hénon)
A duke of Orkney.
Gauvain (Aurélien Portehaut)
Son of King Loth and Arthur's nephew.
Hervé de Rinel (Tony Saba)
Karadoc (Jean-Christophe Hembert)
A knight of Gwent.
- Berserk Button: You don't want to get between him and his food. Not ever.
- Big Eater
- Delusions of Eloquence
- Fat and Proud: "Fat is life."
- Fat Idiot
- Flanderization: Starts in the show as... Karadoc (seriously, just look at his tropes), and comes out in Livre V as a somehow dumber version of himself. His first act as King of Britain? Do the introductions at the Round Table. He's been working with those guys for five bloody seasons, for crying out loud.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Perceval.
- Jerkass: Not obvious before, but truly goes Up to Eleven in Livre V.
- The Pig Pen: His wife has to fight with him to get him into a bath, and they sleeps with enough snacks in his bed to satisfy his eating habits.
- Obsessed with Food
- Serious Business: Food, unsurprisingly.
- Small Name, Big Ego: While Perceval sometimes acknowledges his own stupidity and has some heartwarming moments, Karadoc, on the other hand, has absolutely no excuses for bragging the way he does.
- Those Two Guys: Also with Perceval.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife
Lancelot (Thomas Cousseau)
Arthur's Prime Minister.
Léodagan (Lionel Astier)
King of Carmelide and Guenièvre's father.
Lionel de Gaunes (Etienne Fague)
Perceval / Percival (Franck Pitiot)
A Welsh knight.
Yvain (Simon Astier)
Guenièvre's little brother.
- Catch Phrase: "I'm fed up with it!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Not permanently, but has numerous and quite awesome moments.
Arthur: You know Britain is an island, right?
Arthur: And when invaders want to raid the country, where do they come from?
Yvain: They come from thousands of people?
Yvain: They come from... Britain!
- Large Ham: Once he marries Demetra.
- Lazy Bum
- Man Child: Cf. Gauvain
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: When he tries to argue with his parents.
Yvain: I consider that I don't have to be subjected to the careerist fantasies of a generational, reactionary and oppressive entity.
- Those Two Guys: With Gauvain.
Angharad (Vanessa Guedj)
Grüdü (Thibault Roux)
Arthur's viking bodyguard.
Guenièvre / Guinevere (Anne Girouard)
Queen of Britain.
- Character Development: In Livre I, she was notorious for her rather clueless attitude and lines ("Ah yes, today I had the rosebush in the backyard clipped, because he really needed it!" to Arthur, while he's reading some diplomatic treaty); in Livre V, she is the only one who really manage to make Arthur understand that he is doing wrong, even saving his life at one point.
- The Ditz
- Dumbass Has a Point -> Cloud Cuckoo Lander -> Smarter Than You Look: While she says a lot of stupid things, she will sometimes successfully make Arthur realize he's acting like a jerk, usually about their relationship.
- The Heart: Somehow, yes.
- The Ingenue
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness
- What the Hell, Hero?: delivers a mild one to Arthur about his suicide attempt because the sight of his blood all over the place still gives her nightmares six months or a year later, and she feels guilty because she was the one who prepared the bath.
Mevanwi (Caroline Ferrus)
Séli (Joelle Sevilla)
Queen of Carmelide and Léodagan's wife.
The Weaponmaster (Christian Bujeau)
- Berserk Button: Do NOT taunt him about the one-leggedness of his father.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep
- Large Ham
- Master Swordsman: He's not named "The Weaponmaster" for nothing.
- Straight Edge / The Teetotaler: In the episode "Corpore Sano", he says himself that his feeding is made of "Dried fruits, beans, lentils, and above all, lots of water; and of course no alcohol." It is also implied that he doesn't eat meat. It is also worth noting that, in "Corpore Sano II", he's going through a nervous breakdown that makes him want to abandon his philosophy.
- You Fight Like a Cow: His favourite way of fighting. According to him, it is necessary to motivate yourself to fight a friend.
Nobles and Relatives
Anna (Anouk Grinberg)
Queen of Orkney and Arthur's half-sister.
Goustan the Cruel (Philippe Nahon)
Kadoc (Brice Fournier)
King Loth (François Rollin)
King of Orkney and Arthur's brother-in-law.
- Altum Videtur
- Brutal Honesty: Usually toward his lackeys.
- Card-Carrying Villain: A magnificent example, especially the episode where he starts being a major part of the main plot.
Just between you and me: what do you think of King Arthur? Dagonet:
You can talk with sincerity; long story short, you're at scums' home here: our ideas aren't very nice, and we're not afraid to say it; we instigate, we renegade
, we let our fantasies run wild.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: And not shy about it.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Freudian Excuse: Spoofed. Loth claims sarcastically that his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder comes from his fear to become attached to someone.
- Groin Attack: His wife Anna poured boiling water on his crotch for having called Arthur her brother (rather than half-brother).
- Pragmatic Villainy: Despite being an evil, proud and treacherous king, he's smart enough to realize that his attempted coup will fail, and doesn't hesitate to sacrifice his pride by going before Arthur and apologize (well, sort of) when he realizes that this is the only behaviour that may prevent him from being executed (and it does).
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He has a significantly larger vocabulary than most of the other characters, and he won't be afraid of using lots of metaphors.
- Shock and Awe: His ring has this power.
- Smug Snake
- Unholy Matrimony: With Anna.
Arthur's father and previous King of Britain.
Ygerne de Tintagel (Josée Drevon)
Arthur and Anna's mother.
Guethenoc & Roparzh (Serge Papagalli and Gilles Graveleau)
Two peasants constantly complaining.
The Innkeeper (Alain Chapuis)
Venec (Loïc Varraut)
- Even Evil Has Standards: He says several times that he refuses to kill or hurt physically someone with whom he made business in the past. But that won't stop him from robbing that someone, mind you.
- The Highwayman
- Honest John
- Snake Oil Salesman
- Undying Loyalty: Played With. He's arguably the most selfish character in the show, is in here only for his own profit, going as far as organizing a burglary in Kaamelott. And yet, he says several times in the show that things are better when Arthur is king, and he is the one, in Livre VI, who help Arthur to hide and flee to Rome when Lancelot and his army starts chasing knights around the kingdom.
Elias de Kelliwic'h (Bruno Fontaine)
Great Enchanter of the North.
- Beard of Evil
- Brutal Honesty: Done to Merlin in Livre V, to the point where the latter decides to quit.
- The Dreaded
- Evil Sorceror
- Rivals Team Up: When he's forced to work with Merlin, to his disappointment.
- Sociopathic Hero: "In life, you must avoid working for someone, AND avoid making someone work for you; it's the key to success."
- Superpower Lottery: Even though he hasn't really got "one ungodly over-the-top superpower", the variety of magic he can use still makes him qualify for the trope. During the series, he is indeed either seen or said to master: destructive spells (such as lightning, fireball, stone rain, disintegrate, and the notorious "Death Blow": "he blows on you, you DIE!"), teleporting, demonology, necromancy, shapeshift (into another human being, at least), "beastmastery" ("Caller of the Caledonian Wolves"), enchantments, divination, alchemy... and maybe more.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
The Lady of the Lake (Audrey Fleurot)
Arthur's Spirit Advisor
Méléagant (Carlo Brandt)
Lancelot's mysterious Evil Mentor
Merlin (Jacques Chambon)
Aconia (Valeria Cavalli)
A roman lady and Arthur's Love Interest
in Book VI.
Caesar Imperator (Pierre Mondy)
Caius Camillus (Bruno Salomone)
One of the last roman centurion in Britain and an old friend of Arthur.
Titus Glaucia (Jean-Marc Avocat)
Head of the Urban Militia.
Appius Manilius (Emmanuel Meirieu)
"Arturus"' best friend in Book VI.
- Man Child: While he is shown to have many good sides (deeply in love with his girlfriend, the closest thing Arthur has to a loyal friend in the whole saga, etc.), he seems unable to deal with a difficult situation without being an immature brat.
- Killed Off for Real
- The Lancer
- Sacrificial Lion
Lucius Sallustius (Patrick Chesnais)
An influent senator.
The Burgundian King (Guillaume Briat)