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These characters stick around campus, including the teachers, the Headmaster, the groundskeeper, and Carrmin. Unless otherwise mentioned, all are played by Jennalaia.

School Faculty

The staff at the Academy.

    Headmaster Soulstone 

Headmaster Soulstone

The Headmaster of the Academy. Soulstone usually resides in the Headmaster's Tower at the top of the school and runs the Academy with a loving hand. He has a strange connection to Merlin's Oak that few understand, and sends out acceptance letters using a system none are privy to. Despite his secrets, the Headmaster is a grandfatherly figure that welcomes each and every student into his Academy with open arms.

  • Badass in Charge: He runs things, and not too sloppily at that. Well, he did until the council took most of the power off his hands.
  • Berserk Button: Injuring his staff and students is a very good way to piss him off in the extremes.
  • Big Good: Essentially this for the Academy. The only person who could challenge him on this title is Merlin, and he became a tree a couple of thousand years ago.
  • Cool Old Guy: Friend to students and generally all around good guy.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: A stonewielder, and an extremely skilled one at that.
  • A Father to His Men: Treats the staff as if they were his own family, and treats the students as his children. He's even a Parental Substitute for some of them, and frequently encourages students to come to him with their problems.
  • Good Is Not Nice: For all his gentle speech, Soulstone nearly killed Leah in his rage.
  • Hidden Badass: Maybe people should expect more from a headmaster of a magic school.
  • Not So Above It All: Soulstone is always willing to join in with the students' antics. In an Arc IV roleplay, he challenged Juno to a water gun fight.
  • One-Winged Angel: Tapped into Merlin's power to fight Leah as a last resort. She still kicked his ass.
  • Papa Wolf: Fiercely protective of his school and his students. He doesn't take kindly to anyone that tries to disrupt the safe atmosphere that he tries to project through the campus.
  • Parental Substitute: Many students don't have a parental figure in their life and he's not afraid to take up the role. A notable example would be his friendship with Sylvia.
  • The Scapegoat: He really can't cop a break. A giant dragon attacks his school and the council blames him for it.
  • Silver Fox: A bit of a stunner of an old headmaster.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Firmly believes that the students should be allowed to make, and learn from, their own mistakes.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Common fashion item for this fellow.
  • The Worf Effect: He played the punching bag in Leah's big show of strength.

    The Core Department 

Professors that teach the core departments at the Academy.

Qamar Amadi

Professor of the Creatures class. Amadi was thrown from xir conservative household after coming out as gender-neutral and spent their late teens and early adulthood exploring various magick biomes and studying hundreds of species up-close. When xey came to Wales to study the wildlife in Nimue's Forest, the Headmaster found and hired xem.

Alexander Brighton

Professor of the Element class. Brighton traveled the globe in his early years, learning about the various aspects from different masters of the elements. In his travels, Brighton met four individuals immortalized in a picture frame on his desk, none of whom he talks about. Brighton has been teaching at Merlin for a long time.

Marco Giambra

Professor of the History of Magicks class. Giambra is well known on campus as being the most embarrassing professor, trying to connect with the students in a manner much like Hillary Clinton scrambling for the millennial vote. While he does mean well, Giambra does a terrible job trying to connect with students, but he's a decent teacher for his age.

Caedah Pilon

Professor of the Charms class. Pilon has experience with street performance, as she found it difficult to hold down a job at first after graduating. She eventually got a master's in teaching and returned to the Academy immediately. Pilon has a reputation for being a difficult teacher, but this usually comes from students in the morning classes before her coffee kicks in.

  • Badass Teacher: A requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mess with her coffee. Do not get between her and her coffee. Do not do it. You will regret it.
  • Blow You Away: A windwielder.
  • Grey Eyes: Sharp grey eyes that see everything.
  • Iron Lady: She's ordinarily very easygoing, but if you push her too much she'll revert to this.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Her finals for the fourth years include pushing them off a cliff to test their skills at Divinity.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: She loves coffee so much she keeps an espresso machine in her classroom.

    The Academic Department 

Professors in the academic department.

Kamala Kadakia

Teaches the Magic Theory class. Kadakia has traveled the world via flying carpet and studied dozens of magical systems firsthand around the world. She loves participating in Holi and makes it a point to throw pigmented powder in her students' face and then explain the holiday afterward. An excellent professor that puts her students' well-being above all else.

  • Badass Teacher Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • Closet Geek: A closer look at her desk reveals several issues of Miss Marvel that are well-thumbed through.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Wears a sari, fitting her heritage.
  • Nice Girl: Doesn't have a mean bone in her body, and often provides students with hot drinks on cold days.

Nicholas Pagonis

Teaches the Academic class. Pagonis is one of the top academics in the magick world, touring during the summer to give lectures at various conventions. There are, however, rumors that he was deeply involved in Project Dawn in its beginning, though he got out before things got too serious.

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: As the Academic master, Pagonis is very good at picking out the finer details. He put these skills to good use when Janus's lamp was stolen.
  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • Bad Boss: Piles on work and expects far more from Simon than any sane man should. This is mostly because his subordinate is just a mundane, though...
  • Cultured Badass: You know a lot when you're teaching an Academic class.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: A stonewielder.
  • Jerkass: To Simon, at any rate, much like many of the other professors. He seems to be the general ringleader when it comes to slinging mud in Simon's direction. He also heaps more work than should be necessary on Simon, simply because he can get away with it.

Roderick Bobbitt

Taught the Scholar class before Professor Gilios. Killed by Leah simply to make a point.

  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Always existed in the background and brought into the foreground at last only to be killed off.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Killed with almost no prior warning. Leah simply killed him as a demonstration of what would happen if orders weren't followed, showing how serious Unit 53 was.
  • Hot Teacher: One of the reasons the scholar class is oddly popular is because he's the one teaching it.
  • Playing with Fire: A flamewielder.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Murdered with nary a chance to show his character.

Simon Gilios

The only mundane on staff aside from the groundskeeper. Previously known as the Merchant, Simon lives in a cart that's bigger on the inside on the southwest end of Justus. He used to run the magick black market in Justus, as well as the drug trade, but now makes a living as the scholar professor. His left forearm is an artificial limb, and there's an S-shaped brand on the inside of his right arm. He smokes when he thinks nobody is looking but for the most part is a friendly professor that's very casual with the students.

Don't talk to him about compasses.

Played by Jennalaia.

  • An Arm and a Leg: Gave up his hand in order to save Muna. He hasn't regretted it once.
  • Artificial Limbs: Well, one artificial forearm. And it's a pretty cool forearm, so he's not complaining.
  • Ascended Extra: Simon was originally a flat NPC known as the Merchant to connect students to the black market. He has since developed into a well-rounded character and the scholar professor to boot.
  • Badass Bookworm: His library is small but packed full of information you can't get anywhere else, and he's seen his fair share of danger and come out on the better end of it.
  • Badass Normal: Being a mundane doesn't stop him from jumping into dangerous situations and coming out on top.
  • The Barnum: Enjoys swindling people out of their cash - this is a habit that he hasn't broken from his merchant days.
  • Battle Couple: With Marianne.
  • Berserk Button: Very little gets to Simon, with only a few exceptions: people cheating on their partners and Marianne getting insulted or getting hurt. Pagonis learned the latter the hard way after dissing her in a meeting, and walked out with a broken jaw.
  • But Now I Must Go: After being attacked by both gangs in Justus at the same time, Simon vanished for a year to let things cool down and to get his shit in order.
  • The Charmer: Very good at charming people in order to get what he wants, whether it's information or an item.
  • Chaotic Neutral: Simon generally only does things that will benefit him regardless of the larger effect his own actions have.
  • Chilly Reception: Receives this from the faculty on a whole. This is partially due to all the other professors being experts in their fields, while Simon is not a formally trained scholar, and partially because it seems insulting to them to have a mundane be a professor along with the rest of them. Not to mention his family history...
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Withstood everything from being stabbed in the shoulder to having his arm ripped off whilst captured by Unit 53.
  • Distressed Dude: Abducted by Unit 53, who believed he was a Secret Organization operative and tried to torture the information out of his as necessary. It didn't work.
  • Down in the Dumps: Quake found his body in a dumpster.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: With his arm, which lets him use his fingers as bullets and collect magical energy to sling right back at his enemies.
  • Energy Absorption: His arm has the capacity to suck up magical energy and eventually direct it back out as a condensed ball.
  • Finger Firearms: His left hand can literally shoot off the fingers as a sort of bullet. Another button recalls the fingers.
  • Formerly Fit: In the second arc, Simon returned very physically fit. By third arc, he's lost quite a bit of his muscle.
  • Greed: Regardless of how many changes he goes through, Simon still refuses to do anything if it doesn't benefit him in some way.
  • Hidden Depths: When he was first introduced, Merchant was the sleaziest, most disgusting character in Merlin. Now, he's a much more easygoing guy who knows his limits.
  • The Informant: Has a ton of information, and is fine with parting with it... for a price.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Muna.
  • I Have No Son!: This was done to him in the worst way back when he was in college - his family completely erased him from the public and private record. As far as the world is concerned, Simon didn't start existing until his early 20s. Fortunately for him, his sister took over the family business and restored his existing status.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Has this reaction when his old favorite book from his childhood arrives via mail. Simon, thinking someone from his pre-erased life was after him, was understandably freaked out.
  • I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Simon will make up just about any excuse to get out of drinking if Tyler is around.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Simon is crass, blunt, and has a habit of pissing people off, but when push comes to shove he stands up for what he believes is morally sound.
  • Kick the Dog: Leah ripped his arm off simply because she thought it would be fun.
  • Knowledge Broker: Since he travels frequently, the Merchant has a lot of dirt on a lot of people and precious items. Muna makes use of this whenever he can.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Sacrifice a hand to ensure the safety of a child? For Simon, it wasn't even a choice.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Merchant and Marianne have a problem.
  • Muggle: He's a mundane with Sight, a rarity that means he can see through glamour and several illusions - some that would fool even magicks themselves.
  • Muggle Best Friend: To Muna and Xander.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: With Marianne.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Managed to knock out half of Unit 53 alone - something no other character was able to do - and nearly escaped from them to boot.
  • Mysterious Employer: During second plot, Simon was doing some shady collecting for a shady employer that refused to identify themselves. As it turned out, he was collecting artifacts for Unit 53, and ended up getting abducted because of it.
  • Mysterious Past: Simon doesn't speak much of his past, aside from the fact that Tyler got him into porn.
    • And for good reason. Simon was erased from the public and private record soon after he entered college as his mother believed he was seeing hallucinations (when he was actually Seeing quite clearly) and deemed him unfit to head the family. Desperate for help, Simon listened to his sister Ceana and checked himself into a mental institution, where he was wrongly diagnosed with delusional disorder and medicated as such. The resulting overdosage gave him actual hallucinations and threw him in and out of vivid comas where he lived full lives only to wake back up in a hospital bed, to the point that he no longer has the ability to tell if his life is a hallucination or not.
  • The Team Normal: When accompanying any group of magicks, Simon is this by default considering his mundane status.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Has a tendency to get very into people's bubbles.
  • Official Couple: With Marianne.
  • Omniglot: Speaks nine languages, and knows sign.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Simon was originally known only as Merchant.
  • Rags to Riches: Dragged himself from the bottom to the top and is proud as hell about it.
  • Really Gets Around: First plot, he was well-known for sleeping around with... just about anyone. This stopped immediately once he started dating Marianne.
  • Riches to Rags: His powerful, rich family erased him from the public and private record and cut all ties with him. He lost everything in an instant.
  • Sanity Slippage: Everyone, including himself, believed he was suffering from this as he grew up. And then he went to a hospital and his mental state was completely shattered, so that makes this subverted.
  • The Scapegoat: Used as one in place of Marianne when Unit 53 was investigating the Elfslayer investigations. Due to a strange bout of misinformation, Unit 53 believed he was the Secret Organization agent responsible for the Elfslayer case and abducted him to extract information.
  • Starting a New Life: After getting released from the mental institute, Merchant bought his original cart and started a completely different lifestyle than what he had led for the first part of his life.
  • Swiss Army Appendage: Merchant's arm can shoot the fingers like bullets, absorb magical energy, shoot out said magical energy, or use the energy to transform into a hammer with the help of a special coin.
  • Through the Eyes of Madness: As put together as he appears to be, Simon suffers from a heavy case of unreality. This is a result of an overdose of medication for a condition he didn't have, sending him into constant comas with extremely realistic hallucinations. Simon is unable to tell fiction from reality, and on bad days, believes the life he leads is a hallucination that is going to end as soon as he wakes up.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Strawberries.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Has seen so much shit in the magick world that nothing really surprises him anymore.
  • Un-person: His life as Simon was completely erased from the public and private records. As far as the world is concerned, he didn't exist until he was in his early twenties.
    • This changed, however, when his sister Ceana took charge of the family and immediately wrote him back into existence.
  • War for Fun and Profit: Egged on a turf war in Justus to drive up his own profits.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: Leah applied demon venom to the gaping wound his arm left, and it simply wouldn't stop bleeding.

Carlos Gascon

Teaches the Scientist class.

    The Mystic Department 

Professors in the mystic department.

Kura Morioka

Teaches the Meditation class.

  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin. Kura takes it further, being able to achieve this trope in her sleep.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Just because she's asleep a lot doesn't mean she isn't as powerful as the rest of the professors.
  • Blow You Away: A windwielder.
  • Closet Geek: Keeps a large stash of comics and manga underneath the couch bed she has in place of a desk.
  • Culture Equals Costume: Japanese, and she wears a kimono.
  • Sleepyhead: She has a tendency to fall asleep in class. And at staff meetings. And during meals. She sleeps a lot.
  • Snot Bubble: Sports one of these sometimes, considering she sleeps all the dang time.

Katerine Basset

Teaches the Mystic class.

  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • Genki Girl: Very, very cheerful.
  • Gratuitous French: Even though there is a magical field that translates words around the school, she still manages to slip in some French that isn't effected by it.
  • Playing with Fire: A flamewielder.
  • Proper Lady: She certainly acts the part.

Galan Runesteam

Teaches the Healing class.

Aleesia Whisperleaf

Teaches the Summoner class.

    The Enhancer Department 

Professors in the enhancer department.

Riona Bellis

Teaches the Channeling class.

  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin. Riona's reputation precedes her, being a powerful mage that can channel through just about anything. There's even rumors that she can channel through things from a distance.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Typically comes to class wearing a bra and an open vest, so she tends to invoke this. Surprisingly, she doesn't get penalized for this, though it's likely she wouldn't listen even if she was.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Do not annoy her. She may seem like a bit of a pushover, but Riona is the best mage on the staff hands down.
  • Emotionless Girl: It's really hard to make her even twitch an eyebrow. This was actually exploited during one Halloween where one of the games was to make her make an expression.
  • Hot Teacher: See design.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: See design. They're almost always half closed, but don't assume she isn't paying attention.
  • Making a Splash: A waterwielder.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Is a habitual smoker. Recently she's taken to a magic substitute, hence the blue smoke.
  • The Stoic: About as expressive as a slab of rock.

Gloria Reynolds

Teaches the Enhancer class.

Vadomli Oakenback

Teaches the Enchanter class.

  • Badass Teacher: Pretty much a requirement for teaching at the Academy of Merlin.
  • The Blacksmith: He certainly invokes this trope, and that's not just by accident. Enchanters in general have a very strong connection to metal smithing.
  • Drop the Hammer: Uses a hammer as a channeler.
  • Gemstone Assault: A gemwielder.

Olivia Alcalde

Teaches the Mage class.

    The Practitioner Department 

Professors in the practitioner department.

Amara Ambercutter

Professor of the Potions class. Ambercutter, a city elf, shared her practitioner knowledge with forest communities before coming to Merlin. Ambercutter is a calm, logical professor, who tends to be a physical shield when her coworkers get up to their... antics.

Brett Ardee, Jr.

Teaches the Practitioner class.

Aydon Aron

Teaches the Alchemist class.

Josephine Eastwood

Teaches the Chemist class.

  • Badass Teacher: Despite all of Josephine's antics, when it comes down to it she's a powerful chemist and adept at weaponizing some of her more volatile tonics if need be.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her unorthodox teaching methods and tendency to be more interested in making things blow up than what's actually on the lesson plan, Josephine is good at her job.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her excitable personality and tendency to want to make shit explode has her come off as this.
  • Genki Girl: A cheerful woman that enjoys pulling pranks on her coworkers and is rarely seen not smiling, even when covered with soot.
  • Making a Splash: Became a waterwielder to put out the numerous fires she causes during her classes.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: If you hear an explosion on campus, it's probably her fault. Actually, it's always her fault. If you hear an explosion, just blame Josephine.
  • The Trickster: One of her hobbies includes playing pranks on other professors. They don't think it's as funny as she does.

Other Faculty

Characters that are not a professor but still work at the school regardless.

    Julia Fairchild 

Julia Fairchild

The school nurse, hired to make up for the absence of the other nurse. Inherited a very unfortunate office.

  • Brainy Brunette: A smart woman with curly chestnut locks.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Julia may very well be one of the most truthful adults in Merlin, and she has wide blue eyes to complete the look.
  • Nice Girl: A kind woman that will never turn away an injured party. She doesn't seem to differentiate between the different factions in the school, either.
  • The Medic: A healer, and a very good one at that as she mixes both mundane and magic types of healing.
  • Meganekko: She really wouldn't look the same if she didn't have glasses.
  • School Nurse: The nurse for the school, who is stuck in a very, very unfortunate office.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: What are you talking about? She doesn't have a crush on the librarian. Don't be silly. You must be delirious, lie down in bed.

    Sharyn Crystin 

Sharyn Crystin

The groundskeeper that takes care of the outdoors appearance of the Academy. Is rarely sighted.

  • The Ghost: Never appears on campus anywhere, ever. Somewhat justified in that the campus is large and she's the only one taking care of it.
  • Green Eyed Red Head: Emerald-green eyes and red hair tied in low pigtails.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a sun pin as a reminder of an old friend.
  • Muggle: A mundane that's managed to secure work at the Academy of all places..
  • Mythology Gag: Left over from GEIOW - she was a character's attendant, but through unknown circumstances has ended up as the groundskeeper.
  • Nice Girl: A kind woman that will always accept a student into her shack to share a cup of tea. Not that that ever happens.

    Elliot Copper 

Elliot Copper

The librarian that spends a lot of his time reading.

Played by Celyren.

  • Cute Bookworm: If nobody bothers him he'll spend literally his entire day reading. If someone tries to bother him he'll get grumpy that you interrupted his reading.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Platinum-blonde hair with dark skin.
  • Green Thumb: A plantwielder.
  • Grumpy Bear: Comes off as a bit cold and irritated, until he warms up to you. Then he just comes off as this.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a little mug hairpin. Why? Because he likes it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A good person to go to if there's trouble.

    The Library Ghost 

The Library Ghost

The ghost of a student that haunts the library. Has taken a liking to a certain Janus boy.

Played by Siyaahi.

  • Dead to Begin With: Committed suicide for unknown reasons in the past.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Long, long brown hair that would be a huge pain in the ass if she was still alive.

Nimue's Forest

Characters that inhabit Nimue's Forest.

    Carrmin Okiri 

Carrmin Okiri

A young-looking elf who lives in Nimue's Forest. Extremely old.

  • The Ageless: Carrmin is millennia old, and possibly the oldest living being on Earth. Yet he has the appearance of a twelve year old boy.
  • Badass Adorable: Cute to a fault, but consider him an enemy and he'll wipe the floor with you startlingly quickly.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a somewhat ratty brown cape thrown over one shoulder.
  • Cheerful Child: A happy, smiling boy for the most part. You'd never guess he's Really 700 Years Old.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: One that's slowly being elaborated on in the Story of the First Elf.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: Carrmin's human speech is rather poor; his elven is much better, and he comes across as much better articulated when speaking that way. Always a good idea to bring an elf along when you visit Carrmin.
  • Green Thumb: Quite fond of plants. And, of course, he's a plantwielder.
  • Healing Hands: An accomplished healer.
  • Hidden Badass: Carrmin doesn't look like much, but he has the entire forest under perfect control. Trying to harm him or any of the creatures in it is asknig for a world of pain.
  • Hidden Depths: Much wiser than he lets on at first.
  • I Have Many Names: Eryl refers to Carrmin as Caelian, Cathmor, and Carrmin interchangeably, because those are all names he took on in the past.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Played with. Carrmin loves to play tag and hide and seek, but he can also be very serious when he has to be. Simply put, unless he wants you to think otherwise, you would never know him as anything but a fun-loving, twelve-year-old elf boy.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With pretty much all of the students, but especially Cabbage.
  • Living Legend: As Eryl reveals, Carrmin is the First Elf spoken about in elven legend.
  • Mystical White Hair: Carrmin's hair is stark white, and is probably the only physical thing that belies his true age.
  • Narrator All Along: Carrmin told the story of the First Elf to a bunch of elves, and is later discovered to be the actual First Elf.
  • Older Than They Look: Actually thousands and thousands of years old, but he takes on the form of a young boy.
  • Physical God: Combined with Eryl and gaining Eryl's control over forests makes him the closest thing this world has to one.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Eryl.
  • Really 700 Years Old: More like really seven thousand, but who knows.
  • Talking to Themself: He's been known to talk to air when he doesn't think anyone is around.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: Carrmin appears to be this - it's easy to forget he's thousands of years old.
  • When Trees Attack: Carrmin doesn't attack anyone directly; he has such control over the forest that he simply lets the forest do the fighting for him.



A centaur desperate to keep up on pop culture. Wears some pretty sick shades.

Played by Reilas.


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