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Caerleon
Also Known As: King Caerleon
Biographical Information
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Family: Queen Annis (wife)
Father (deceased)
Statistics
Affiliation: Annis
Derían
Enemies: Arthur Pendragon
Knights of Camelot
Agravaine
Merlin
Behind the Scenes
Portrayer: Steven Hartley
List of Appearances: His Father's Son
You do not choose anything, boy. It is I who choose to die, and I alone. Now, get on with it.
Caerleon to Arthur[src]
Caerleon was a King of Caerleon and the husband of Queen Annis.

Biography

At some point in the past, war broke out between Caerleon and Camelot. He was defeated by Uther at the Battle of Denaria, but he retreated to the Castle of Fyrien. Victory would have been denied to Camelot, if Uther hadn't known about a secret labyrinth beneath the castle. Fyrien was in fact greedy, and to avoid Camelot's levies he had dug tunnels from the castle to the sea. That way he could smuggle goods into the kingdom without anyone knowing (The Castle of Fyrien).

At some point, Gorlois befriended Queen Annis and possibly King Caerleon.

Gwaine revealed that his father was a knight in Caerleon's army. However, after Gwaine's father had died in battle, his mother was turned down by Caerleon when she went to him for help (Gwaine).

Morgana asked Arthur if they had ambushed Caerleon using those old tunnels, and the Prince replied: "He never saw us coming" (The Castle of Fyrien).

Following the death of Uther, he began raiding Camelot. During one of these raids, he was eventually led into a trap and captured. Following his uncle's advice, Arthur tried to force him to sign a treaty. He refused, which made Arthur reluctantly order him killed. His body was later returned to his kingdom. This event led to the brief war between Camelot and his land which was led by his wife (His Father's Son).

Personality

Little is known about Caerleon's personality. It is unknown how he exactly treated his wife, Annis. Although it is assumed that he loved his wife, and she proved to love him back when she wanted vengeance on Arthur over his death. He appeared to not care much about his kingdom as he was willing to leave it at a circumstance where he wanted more land. Caerleon was also very stubborn as he refused to sign a peace treaty, even when his life was threatened.

Abilities

Bandits 3

Caerleon's men

When Caerleon led mercenaries around Camelot to conquer land. He ran with them, carrying a sword. It is unknown if he was good with it at the time or not but it is assumed that he is since he is the king of Caerleon, which means he must have had the ability to fight with it. Several years before he fought in the Battle of Denaria which implies that he was good in battle as well as with a sword.

Appearances

Series 3
Gwaine (Mentioned only)
The Castle of Fyrien (Mentioned only)
Series 4
His Father's Son

Trivia

  • Due to his wife, Annis being confirmed to return in Series 5,[1] it indicates a possibility that he could be referenced in the same episode that she appears in.

Gallery


Series 4 Enemies
The Darkest Hour: MorganaMorgauseThe DorochaThe CailleachAgravaineWilddeorenWyvern
The Wicked Day: King OdinMorganaAgravaineThe GleemanGeldred
Aithusa: Julius BordenKing Odin
His Father's Son: MorganaAgravaineQueen AnnisKing CaerleonDerian
A Servant of Two Masters: MorganaAgravaineFomorrohMerlin (indirect)
The Secret Sharer: MorganaAgravaineAlatorOrn
Lamia: LamiaAgravaine
Lancelot du Lac: MorganaLancelot (Shade) •  AgravaineDochraid
A Herald of the New Age: Shrine BoyElyan (indirect)
The Hunter's Heart: MorganaAgravaineHelios
The Sword in the Stone: MorganaAgravaineHeliosAithusaNathair
Kings of Albion
Arthur Pendragon † • Uther Pendragon † • GodwynBayardHelios † • LotCenred † • Caerleon † • OdinOlafFisher King † • Bruta † • AlinedRodor

References

  1. http://cultfix.co.uk/merlin-series-5-casting-revealed-17381.htm
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