- “Gwen: What did I do to make you hate me so much?"
Morgana: "It's not what you did, it's what you're destined to do! I'm sorry Gwen, but I can never let that happen!”
- — [src]
The first and only sword duel between Guinevere and Morgana
occurred following Helios
's and Isolde
's mortal wounding, and the victory of Arthur
and the knights of Camelot
over the Southrons
in Morgana's Chambers
had earlier been stripped of her magic with Merlin
's enchanted poppet
, and had been wounded in the hip by a knight of Camelot
, so could only fight one-handed. She was seen walking towards her chambers and was thought to be fleeing, but later returned for an unknown reason and confronted Gwen
chose to find one-handed until her final strike, which Morgana
used to throw the sword out of her hand and corner her. Morgana
also fought with one-handed since she was fatally injured. Just as Morgana
was about to strike Guinevere
in the throat to finish her off, Merlin
used a stunning spell on Morgana
through the doorway, but was not seen by Guinevere
, and likely Morgana
. As Morgana
hit the ground a few meters back, she vanished into thin air
How this happened is unknown, whether it was her own magic, Merlin's, someone else, or another force (The Sword in the Stone).
An exchange of words took place during the duel:
What did I do to make you hate me so much?
It's not what you did, it's what you're destined to do! I'm sorry, Gwen, but I can never let that happen!
--After Morgana's defeat--
Are you alright?
...I don't know.
(The Sword in the Stone (transcript))