I should have realised he had magic. No one can make butterflies appear from thin air.
Merlin on Trickler[src]

The Trickler is the jester of King Alined, by whom he's always ill-treated and threatened. He was the one responsible for enchanting Arthur Pendragon and Lady Vivian which caused them to fall in love with each other.


Trickler has magical powers and a certain aptitude for love spells. In fact, under Alined's orders, he created a love potion to make Arthur and the lady Vivian fall in love with each other. King Olaf, Vivian's over-protective father, challenged Arthur to a duel to the death, causing Camelot to be on the brink of war, just as Alined had hoped. However when Gwen kissed Arthur and the enchantment was broken, the Prince made peace with Olaf. Alined considered Trickler responsible for this and, after having chained him to his horse, made him run all the way home (Sweet Dreams).

Abilities Edit

  • Pyrokinesis - Trickler can spout fire like a fountain from his mouth.
  • Conjuration - Trickler can manifest butterflies out of thin air, most likely by transporting them from elsewhere, as it's bizarrely doubt he could create them with magic, like the Triple Goddess.
  • Potions - Trickler was able to brew potent love potions that affected both Lady Vivian and Arthur Pendragon.
  • Super stamina (possibly) Trickler possibly can ambulate for prolonged periods of time.


Trickler is an extremely odd and comical character, making strange comments and slightly creepy faces while humming off key. He has a great fear of his master, King Alined, stating that he didn't want to lose his head because it was his prettiest feature.


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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