Best Merlin Characters

A rundown of the best characters from The T.V. programme Merlin. Feel free to post a comment.

The Top Ten

1 Merlin

All the Merlin characters are amazing. But Merlin is definitely the best among them all! Colin just made Merlin memorable...

I think we all knew this was coming

All series. Awesome actor and really cute.

Old Emrys is the best.

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2 Morgana

By far the best. Shows the way we humans truly change. She is really so cool and Katie MCgrath is awesome. I mean SHe has the most character

Katie McGrath portrayed her well. We may not completely agree with her ways but we'll always understand why she did what she did. It breaks my heart to see her suffer so much. Truly a multifaceted character.

She is amazing. Women crush everyday and the character development is astounding. Like no offense but the only reason Merlin beat her was because he was the chosen one and because she was broken.

Really interesting and complex character, portrayed very well by the amazing Katie McGrath.

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3 King Arthur Pendragon

Yep, he gets my vote. Arthur is one of the best characters on the show if not the best. He changes so much throughout the series and not too obviously he is also a good friend to Merlin, because although he is just a servant in the eyes of the counsel and the rest he bothered to help him save his mother's village and he helped save his life many times. He is also a great king and sees things differently with his farther he also didn't hate Merlin when he realised he had magic he was just disappointed and confused as to why he'd been lying all this time? Also him and Gwen make a great couple and even though she is just a servant according to the rest, he sees her for much more and he is also still accepting of her after he thought she cheated on him. Arthur is also talented and is extremely good with a sword and is good to and with his people he is very few of the kings who have believed in equality.

Although Meelin is clearly a close second, Arthur Pendragon is deserving of the title, best Merlin character, he is hands down the most attractive and charming. While the show couldn't go on without Merlin, it also couldn't go on without Arthur considering it revolves around Merlin saving Arthur's ass. Arthur's changes so much throughout the seasons without ever really maturing and let's be honest, I totally ship Gwen and Arthur. Arthur is also self confident without being to big of an ass. He stands up for the people he loves, and did I mention how completely oblivious he is.

To me, Arthur is the best character and it absolutely broke my heart when he fought Uther and Merlin had to lie to him. He has changed a lot throughout the show and I really like that, although I do miss the time when he was prince because things were so much simpler. I really wish he didn't have to die, but the ending was sadly beautiful... - MissPendragon

King Arthur Pendragon do you to be king of Camelot

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4 Sir Gwaine

Series 3-5. Definitely the cheekiest of the knights. Good fighter.

Always makes someone laugh...even when all hope is lost

HE is the best knight ever he is just awesome, pity he had to die

He's a pretty cool character. He's character is funny and brave. 😊👍

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5 Sir Lancelot

The noblest of them all

Funny character


He's such a good character. If only he survived 😢.

6 Gaius

All series. Acts as a father figure to Merlin.

Gaius is my favorite character above Uther (don't ask why I like Uther I just do)

He's alright. A pretty cool character. 😊

7 Kilgharrah (The Great Dragon)

Whats not to love about this character?

Best merlin character by far

8 Guinevere

All series. Very kind and sweet and lovely wife to Arthur.

She is so sweet and kind to others. And I am glad she becomes queen of Camelot her character is very relatable and she is the best out of all Arthur's betroths :). Also she is great to Arthur as she is great to everyone else including the Lady Morgana. 😊

9 Nimeuh

Series 1. Very evil sorceress who, if Merlin hadn't killed her, could have worked with Morgana as they both hated Uther Pendragon.

10 King Uther Pendragon

Series 1-4. Although he is techinally good he unknowingly is the key of Camelot's downfall.

Because of his belief of magic? But I wouldn't say Uther's the cause of Camelot's downfall I'd say it's Modred and Arthur's death. 😢

The Contenders

11 Mordred

Well he's alright but I like him more when he's bad and towards Season 5, I didn't really like him when he was a kid. 😀

12 Aithusa

Series 4-5. So adorable when hatching and when next to the Great Dragon but unfortunately turns evil.

Whoever says she turns evil... no she doesn't. She just tries to help Morgana, but she doesn't understand that Morgana is evil.

13 Sir Leon


Yeah, he's a great character. 😊👍

14 Goblin

As in the goblin from goblins gold, then yeah he's funny and smart too. 👍

15 Morgause

Morgause is one of the best and smartest villains on the show. She is at first appealingly good but then changes her opinion when she sees that Arthur is still siding with his farther and realising that the Plan had failed. She is also a good friend and sister to Morgana she is also selfless and powerful but good in what he does for her sister. 😀

16 Lady Catrina

2 part episode appearance. Most hilarious villain and excellent at playing a troll!

17 Alator
18 Sir Elyan
19 Sir Percival
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