Gawain: And there you have it, Master. Our utopia: Camelot!
Mordred: Pretty sweet, huh?
Gareth: Yeah, it’s where we grew up.
Gawain: No, it’s where I grew up. You and Mordred have remained relatively the same size actually.
9 years now, 9 years since Merlin ended and honestly it makes me so happy that this fandom is still alive and thriving - Merlin still means a lot to a lot of people. Happy Anniversary Merlin family ❤
Why do the writers always delete the scenes with character development and great dynamics?
Merlin and Gwaine discussing about Gaius and Gwaine's father? Not important! Gwaine is only a comic relief now.
Merlin and Arthur discussing about Morgana? Who cares! Arthur and Morgana are not brother and sister after all. They didn't grow up together. Arthur doesn’t care about that evil witch. He never cared.
Mordred expressing hesitation to Morgana about joining her too soon before giving Arthur a second chance? Nah. Mordred is super evil now. End of story.
Arthur gave Merlin Ygraine's sigil AND shows how much Arthur still thinks about his mother and cares for Merlin? How Arthur accepting him in his family? Fuck this scene. Arthur is a prince and Merlin just a stupid servant! We can't elevate this stupid servant.
Merlin doesn’t intend to join everyone seated at the round table, but Arthur calls him over to sit at his side? Delete this shit! Arthur and Merlin are not equal. They are not two sides of the same coin.
....this is clearly not important.
Thank you, writers!
I know that Arthur didn’t actually know about Merlin’s magic, because his reaction to finding out in the final episodes makes it clear that it caught him off guard.
But then there are scenes like the “there can be no place for magic in camelot” scene, where you just have to think… he knows. At least on some level, maybe even subconsciously, Arthur knows. Because he looks at Merlin, looks him dead in the eye while Merlin is saying that magic is evil, and he says “maybe my father was wrong, maybe the old ways aren’t as evil as we thought.” And Merlin is crying, and he’s trying to hide it but it’s still obvious and Arthur is just watching him, waiting for an answer.
And then, in what is a defining moment for Merlin and Arthur’s relationship, whether you view it as romantic or platonic or what, he asks “what should we do?” Not “what should I do?”
What should we do?
He’s putting himself on equal footing with Merlin; or, really, putting Merlin on equal footing with himself. He’s no longer simply asking for Merlin’s advice. He is trusting Merlin to make a decision.
And you can tell what he thinks Merlin will say. “Magic will reign in Camelot once more. Is that what you want?” Because throughout the show, Merlin has been a staunch defender of magic. He has openly sympathized with druids, played a hand in saving sorcerers from the pyre, and argued with Arthur about how not all magic could possibly be evil. So Arthur, of course, thinks that Merlin will tell him to legalize magic, save Mordred.
And instead, Arthur watches Merlin cry and say “there can be no place for magic in Camelot.” And the way that Arthur looks at him, it’s so clear, that he knows.
Our resident horse boy, Lyrus and the sad horse that the rest of the party is desperately trying to get rid of. From our Wild West themed DnD campaign we lovingly call “Yeehaw”. Sometimes a family can be a giant barbarian firbolg, two tiefling brothers who are also a werewolf and a vampire, and the vampire’s monster hunting ex boyfriend.
okay okay hear me out
Apprentice Mordred AU where Merlin tells the dragon to f- off and takes responsibility for raising the kid
keep your enemies closer type of thing
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