|Also Known As:|
Bruta (possibly) †
|Portrayer:||Mackenzie Crook (possessing Cedric)|
|List of Appearances:||The Curse of Cornelius Sigan|
It is said that when he was first alive he could turn the tides, change day into night, and even helped build Camelot itself. His life's mission was to defeat death and he swore to one day return from the grave. Sigan became too powerful and the King at the time ordered him to be executed. Before his death, Sigan cursed Camelot, saying that he would one day return and raze the city to the ground. It was said that he didn't want his wealth and power to die with him and that up until his execution he worked on a way to cheat death.
ReturnThis was revealed to be true hundreds of years later. After Camelot miners uncovered his tomb, a thief called Cedric worked his way up to a position in the Royal Household and used this to enter the tomb. He intended to steal Sigan's riches and jewels, including a large blue heartshaped jewel that one of the miners, Tom, had drunkenly told him about. The jewel contained Sigan's soul and when Cedric broke the jewel out of its setting, he became possessed by Cornelius Sigan'ss soul. Sigan subsequently launching an attack on Camelot that forced Merlin to ask Kilgharrah for help.
After witnessing Merlin's magic , Sigan suggested that he and Merlin form an alliance. However, when Merlin rejected the offer, Sigan attempted to possess him in order to bind their powers. Using a spell that Kilgharrah had recently taught him, Merlin was able to trap Sigan's soul back inside the jewel. Uther had the vault where the tomb and soul of Cornelius Sigan lay resealed (The Curse of Cornelius Sigan).
Cornelius Sigan was described as one of the most powerful sorcerers ever to live.While he was alive, he was said to be able control the tides and change night to day. His powers were so great that he was able to immortalise his own soul, keeping it alive after his death, by containing it in a jewel.
- According to Gaius, "In the Old Religion, the name Sigan means raven."
- Cornelius Sigan shares similarities with the character of Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
|Series 2 Enemies|
|The Curse of Cornelius Sigan: Cedric † • Cornelius Sigan † • Living Gargoyles|
The Once and Future Queen: King Odin • Myror
The Nightmare Begins: Serkets • Uther Pendragon †
Lancelot and Guinevere: Kendrick • Hengist • Wilddeoren
Beauty and the Beast: Troll † • Lady Catrina (indirect) † • Jonas • Uther Pendragon (indirect) †
The Witchfinder: Aredian • Uther Pendragon †
The Sins of the Father: Morgause † • King Odin • Uther Pendragon †
The Lady of the Lake: Halig • Freya (indirect) †
Sweet Dreams: King Alined • Trickler • Lady Vivian (indirect) • King Olaf
The Witch's Quickening: Alvarr • Morgana † • Mordred † • Enmyria • Kilgharrah
The Fires of Idirsholas: Morgause † • Morgana † • Knights of Medhir • Kilgharrah
The Last Dragonlord: Kilgharrah • Asgerd