Characters / Kaamelott

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    The Round Table 

Arthur (Alexandre Astier)

King of Britain.

Father Blaise (Jean-Robert Lombard)

The resident Christian priest, who records every reunion of the Round Table for posterity.

  • Beleaguered Assistant: In addition to being Kaamelott's priest and scribe, he's apparently also in charge of keeping the records, something he has yet to get around to doing.
  • Berserk Button: Changing the story you're telling him in the middle of it. Considering he has to record it all with quills, it's understandable.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Literary Agent Hypothesis
  • Serious Business: The tritone ("Diabolus in Musica") is a sore spot with him, making him faint. The only way he tolerates modern music is with a lot of cloth wrapped around his ears.
  • The Smart Guy: In the comics, at least.
  • Turn Undead: Played with in the comics.

Bohort (Nicolas Gabion)

A knight 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 (although he does have his wife locked up with a chastity belt when he's abroad), 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.

  • Giver of Lame Names: Thought "The Gay Ramblers" would make a good name.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: At least, he is the character who tries the most to be.
  • Large Ham: Once Yvain marries Demetra.
  • Malaproper: With expressions.
    Gauvain: Nobility well put up, never follows his own winter. No... never finds the winter closed.
  • Man Child: Yvain and him are the two sides of adolescence: Yvain is the jerkass teenager, while Gauvain is the nice, respectful kid.
  • The Pollyanna
  • Those Two Guys: With Yvain.

Hervé de Rinel (Tony Saba)

A knight.

Karadoc (Jean-Christophe Hembert)

A knight of Gwent.

Lancelot (Thomas Cousseau)

Arthur's Prime Minister and the only competent knight.

Léodagan (Lionel Astier)

King of Carmelide and Guenièvre's father.

Lionel de Gaunes (Etienne Fague)

Bohort's brother.

Perceval / Percival (Franck Pitiot)

A Welsh knight (though he's not quite aware of it).

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?
    Arthur: ...Nope...
    Yvain: They come from... Britain!
  • Hypochondria
  • 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.

    Other Residents 

Angharad (Vanessa Guedj)

Guenièvre's handmaiden.

  • Covert Pervert: "Next time Madam wants to know if Arthur has children, ask me. May I remind you that my room is next to yours? I don't hear much action in there tese days - and God knows I prick up my ears."
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: She is no longer seen in the late seasons, apparently because her actress disagreed with Alexandre Astier on her characterisation and quit.
  • Servile Snarker
  • Ship Tease: With Perceval in the earlier seasons.

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)

Karadoc's wife.

The Mistresses

Séli (Joelle Sevilla)

Queen of Carmelide and Léodagan's wife.

  • Brutal Honesty
  • Deadpan Snarker: Possibly the sharpest tongue in a World of Snark.
  • Eek, a Mouse!!: Averted: Seli is willing to stay up all night in the kitchen with a mallet to hunt down a single mouse.
  • Greed: "When someone offers you money, you take it. That's it, That's simple, That's the rule."
  • Hypocrite: The scene in Livre V where she coldly calls Arthur out for repeatedly treating Merlin like dirt (which prompted him to run away); it would have been much more effective if the preceding seasons hadn't shown the audience not one, but two episodes fully revolving around the way she kept pushing said Merlin around for her own goals, even threatening to violently "bypass" hierarchy.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: Claims to have spat at the feet of the Emperor Justinian, so anyone loking for respect from her is in for a hard time.
  • I Want Grandkids: Less for sentimental reasons and more because it'll cement their position as Arthur's in-laws for good.
  • Lethal Chef: Her attempts at making pies end in disaster and bleeding gums.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: And as abrasive to her husband as she is to her son-in-law.
  • Only in It for the Money

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.
  • 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.

The Witch Hunter (Eli Semoun)

The Court's Inquisitor

Kay (Julien Dutel)

A knight of the Round Table (though he's never seen at the table) and hornblower.

    Nobles and Relatives 

Anna (Anouk Grinberg)

Queen of Orkney and Arthur's half-sister.

Goustan the Cruel (Philippe Nahon)

Léodagan's father.

Kadoc (Brice Fournier)

Karadoc's brother.

King Loth (François Rollin)

King of Orkney and Arthur's brother-in-law.

Uther Pendragon

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 who are constantly complaining and fighting.

  • Enemy Mine: They occasionally settle their differences long enough to lead peasant revolts. Neither the revolts or the truces last long.
  • Medieval Morons
  • The Pig Pen
  • Those Two Guys
  • Too Dumb to Live: While they never really endanger themselves, their never-ending feud repeatedly makes them take actions against each other with unbelievably disastrous potential consequences; said actions include, for instance, poisoning a fair number of each other's cows, sheeps and donkeys, or burning down half of the kingdom's forests.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: They hate each other, but on rare occasions they'll actually stand together to gripe about something or other to the king.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds

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 inside Kaamelott (and then trying to sell the loot back to Arthur). 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 helps 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.
  • Court Mage: In Livre V, though he mostly uses his position to make money.
  • The Dreaded
  • Evil Sorceror
  • Jerkass
  • Rivals Team Up: When he's forced to work with Merlin, to his disappointment.
  • Sociopathic Hero: "In life, you need 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 Breath": "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)

Kaamelott's Enchanter.

  • Butt Monkey: While a lot of character could fit, Merlin takes the cake by being the guy who takes the most slaps, kicks, punches or "headbashes-to-the-table" on-screen, mostly from Arthur and Elias. This, plus the various dirty tricks from Elias.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: The reason he doesn't wnt to go to the Feast of the Crow (that, and there's no booze). His attempts cause Arthur to do a Spit Take before finally agreeing that he shouldn't go.
  • Court Mage
  • Half-Human Hybrid
    Arthur: Is it true that you're the son of a demon and a virgin? [...] You've taken more from the virgin.
  • Inept Mage: Possibly subverted; Merlin himself claims to be quite effective, but as a Druid. Of course he's useless in a royal court.
    • Unreliable Narrator, really: everytime he talks about his druidic powers, it is implied that he really is inept; for instance: when, in Livre VI, in the streets of Rome, Arthur asks him if he could strike the place they're in with a lightning bolt (something Merlin explicitly said he could do, as it is a druid's specialty), Merlin replied that it would be a lot easier to do if there was a storm going on.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: Played with. He can control when he transforms, but not what he'll turn into (It depends on whatever spirit is celebrated that week).
  • Lovable Coward
  • Really 700 Years Old: Which causes some friction with Arthur, since Guenièvre had thought up with an idea of giving everyone their age in gold pieces instead. Arthur replaces it with one piece per ten years, or his age in carts of dung.
  • Talks to Wolves: Due to his druidic powers. Note that this is actually the only power that he really is shown efficiently using.
  • Wizard Beard


Aconia (Valeria Cavalli)

A roman lady and Arthur's Love Interest in Book VI.

Caesar Imperator (Pierre Mondy)

A Roman emperor.

Caius Camillus (Bruno Salomone)

One of the last roman centurions 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.

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The Burgundian King (Guillaume Briat)

Attila The Hun (Lan Truong)