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'''Tristan de Bois''', also known as '''"The Black Knight"''' was the brother of [[Ygraine Pendragon|Ygraine]] and [[Agravaine de Bois]], the brother-in-law of [[Uther Pendragon]], and one of Arthur's uncles. A former friend of [[Uther]], he turned against him after the death of [[Ygraine]]. Many years after his death, he became the deceased uncle-in-law of [[Guinevere]], the wife of his nephew, [[Arthur]].
 
'''Tristan de Bois''', also known as '''"The Black Knight"''' was the brother of [[Ygraine Pendragon|Ygraine]] and [[Agravaine de Bois]], the brother-in-law of [[Uther Pendragon]], and one of Arthur's uncles. A former friend of [[Uther]], he turned against him after the death of [[Ygraine]]. Many years after his death, he became the deceased uncle-in-law of [[Guinevere]], the wife of his nephew, [[Arthur]].
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==History==
== Biography ==
 
 
=== Early life ===
 
=== Early life ===
 
Presumed the eldest child of his parents, Tristan was closest to his siblings, [[Ygraine]] and [[Agravaine]]. When his sister Ygraine died during childbirth, Tristan blamed [[Uther]] for her death and challenged him to a [[Duel|duel]]. [[Uther]] won the duel but before he died, Tristan swore in his dying breaths that he would rise from the dead and avenge [[Ygraine]].
 
Presumed the eldest child of his parents, Tristan was closest to his siblings, [[Ygraine]] and [[Agravaine]]. When his sister Ygraine died during childbirth, Tristan blamed [[Uther]] for her death and challenged him to a [[Duel|duel]]. [[Uther]] won the duel but before he died, Tristan swore in his dying breaths that he would rise from the dead and avenge [[Ygraine]].
 
===Resurrection===
 
===Resurrection===
Twenty-one years after his death, at [[Arthur]]'s coming of age ceremony, Tristan is reanimated as a [[wraith|Wraith]] by the sorceress [[Nimueh]]. He crashes his horse through the window during the ceremony and challenges the knights to a fight to the death. Sir [[Owain]] takes up the challenge and strikes a would-be fatal blow, but ultimately dies, Sir [[Pellinore]] takes up the next challenge and also dies, though he too strikes a fatal blow. [[Arthur ]]then challenges Tristan to a duel himself, and he accepts.
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Twenty-one years after his death, at [[Arthur]]'s coming of age ceremony, Tristan is reanimated as a [[wraith|Wraith]] by the sorceress [[Nimueh]]. He crashes his horse through the window during the ceremony and challenges the knights to a fight to the death. Sir [[Owain]] takes up the challenge and strikes a would-be fatal blow, but ultimately dies, Sir [[Pellinore]] takes up the next challenge and also dies, though he too strikes a fatal blow. [[Arthur ]]thenchallenges Tristan to a duel himself, and he accepts.
 
[[Gaius ]] and [[Geoffrey of Monmouth]] are later able to identify Tristan by the crest on his shield. It is an image of a white [[phoenix|Phoenix]]. He is the only knight known to have carried such a crest.
 
[[Gaius ]] and [[Geoffrey of Monmouth]] are later able to identify Tristan by the crest on his shield. It is an image of a white [[phoenix|Phoenix]]. He is the only knight known to have carried such a crest.
   

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Tristan de Bois
Also Known As: Sir Tristan
The Black Knight
Biographical Information
Race: Human (Pre-series)
Wraith
Gender: Male
Family: Ygraine Pendragon (Sister) †
Arthur Pendragon (Nephew)
Uther Pendragon (Brother-in-law) †
Agravaine de Bois (Brother) †
Guinevere Pendragon (Niece-in-law)
Statistics
Affiliation: Nimueh
Enemies: Uther Pendragon
Sir Owain
Sir Pellinore
Behind the Scenes
Portrayer: Rick English
Christopher Fairbank (Voice)
List of Appearances: Excalibur
He blamed Uther and came to the gates of Camelot and challenged him. Uther won. But in his dying breath, Tristan cursed Camelot to one day suffer his return.
Gaius[src]

Tristan de Bois, also known as "The Black Knight" was the brother of Ygraine and Agravaine de Bois, the brother-in-law of Uther Pendragon, and one of Arthur's uncles. A former friend of Uther, he turned against him after the death of Ygraine. Many years after his death, he became the deceased uncle-in-law of Guinevere, the wife of his nephew, Arthur.

History

Early life

Presumed the eldest child of his parents, Tristan was closest to his siblings, Ygraine and Agravaine. When his sister Ygraine died during childbirth, Tristan blamed Uther for her death and challenged him to a duel. Uther won the duel but before he died, Tristan swore in his dying breaths that he would rise from the dead and avenge Ygraine.

Resurrection

Twenty-one years after his death, at Arthur's coming of age ceremony, Tristan is reanimated as a Wraith by the sorceress Nimueh. He crashes his horse through the window during the ceremony and challenges the knights to a fight to the death. Sir Owain takes up the challenge and strikes a would-be fatal blow, but ultimately dies, Sir Pellinore takes up the next challenge and also dies, though he too strikes a fatal blow. Arthur thenchallenges Tristan to a duel himself, and he accepts. Gaius and Geoffrey of Monmouth are later able to identify Tristan by the crest on his shield. It is an image of a white Phoenix. He is the only knight known to have carried such a crest.

Merlin observes that both times the Knights fatally wounded Tristan, he survived. With the help of the Great Dragon, he creates a sword that can kill the dead. Although it is intended as a sword for Arthur's use only, it is Uther who fights Tristan with Excalibur. As a result the Wraith dies, and Tristan de Bois returns to the world of the dead, his revenge unfulfilled (Excalibur).

Gallery

Trivia

  • Tristan was never mentioned by his brother, Agravaine like their sister Ygraine was so it is unknown what their relationship was like.
  • According to Gaius and Geoffrey, Tristan was the only person to have used such a crest (the white phoenix) as it is never seen to have been used by Agravaine. It is still implied that the white phoenix crest was the also the crest of the House of de Bois.
  • Like Cornelius Sigan , it is unknown to what Tristan's actually characteristics were due to the fact that at time of his resurrection, he was a wraith.
  • His surname, De Bois, means 'of the wood' in French
Series 1 Enemies
The Dragon's Call: Mary Collins † • Lady Helen (indirect) †
Valiant: Valiant † • DevlinSerpent Shield
The Mark of Nimueh: Nimueh † • Afanc
The Poisoned Chalice: Nimueh † • Balorian SpidersCockatrice
Lancelot: Griffin
A Remedy to Cure All Ills: Edwin Muirden † • Elanthia Beetles
The Gates of Avalon: Sophia † • Aulfric † • Sidhe elder
The Beginning of the End: Uther Pendragon
Excalibur: Nimueh † • Tristan de Bois
The Moment of Truth: Kanen
The Labyrinth of Gedref: Arthur Pendragon (indirect) †
To Kill the King: TaurenMorgana † • Uther Pendragon
Le Morte d'Arthur: Nimueh † • Questing BeastKilgharrah
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