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|portrayer = [[Charles Dance]]
 
|portrayer = [[Charles Dance]]
 
|appearances = ''"[[The Witchfinder]]"''|status = Deceased}}
 
|appearances = ''"[[The Witchfinder]]"''|status = Deceased}}

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Aredian was the most feared and revered Witchfinder in all the known lands.

Biography

Aredian has made a name for himself by hunting out sorcerers, with deadly results. He framed Gaius for sorcery and this almost resulted in Gaius' execution. Whether he was a true sorcerer is unknown but Merlin placed a toad in his mouth and he was accused of being a sorcerer. Aredian tried to bargain his way out by taking Morgana hostage but Merlin burned his knife and he lost his balance and smashed through a window before falling to his death.

Personality

Aredian was ruthless and didn't care whether he caught a real sorcerer or not, caring only about getting paid. He showed indifference to the lives of other people and framed Gaius for sorcery by placing a magical amulet in Gaius' chambers. Aredian wouldn't hesitate to break a deal and claimed that he never bargained with sorcerers. He was also secretive and never revealed how he tracked down sorcerers. This along with the fact that he possessed a magical amulet suggests that he may have been a sorcerer himself. Aredian was condescending,

speaking disrespectfully to Uther and calling him lazy and idle. He was also dismissive towards Arthur and though he claimed he knew Arthur's reputation as a
Merlin100

Accusing Merlin

warrior he said he had no need of him.
Series 2 Enemies
The Curse of Cornelius Sigan: Cedric † • Cornelius Sigan † • Living Gargoyles
The Once and Future Queen: King OdinMyror
The Nightmare Begins: SerketsUther Pendragon
Lancelot and Guinevere: KendrickHengistWilddeoren
Beauty and the Beast: Troll † • Lady Catrina (indirect) † • JonasUther Pendragon (indirect) †
The Witchfinder: AredianUther Pendragon
The Sins of the Father: Morgause † • King OdinUther Pendragon
The Lady of the Lake: HaligFreya (indirect) †
Sweet Dreams: King AlinedTricklerLady Vivian (indirect) • King Olaf
The Witch's Quickening: AlvarrMorgana † • Mordred † • EnmyriaKilgharrah
The Fires of Idirsholas: Morgause † • Morgana † • Knights of MedhirKilgharrah
The Last Dragonlord: KilgharrahAsgerd
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