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Merlin was often referred to as a warlock.

The definition of a warlock was never confirmed within the series. It is generally believed to be a gender-specific term for a male sorcerer, just as witch is a gender-specific term for a female sorcerer.

However, it should be noted that Merlin was the only character actually referred to as a warlock within the series. Other male magic-users were referred to as sorcerers and Druids, but never as warlocks.

It has been theorized that a warlock is born with magic while a sorcerer studies it, which could explain why Merlin is the only character addressed as one. He is the only sorcerer in the series known to have been able to use magic instinctively from birth, and it has been implied that he's an anomaly in this regard (The Dragon's Call). This theory has never been proven or disproven.

Known Warlocks

Warlock Status Known For Photo
Merlin Alive
Merlin 3.03-title
Gaius Alive
Gaiaius
Thomas Collins
Tom Collins-0
Edwin Muirden
Edwin profile
Cerdan
Cerdan Face-0
Mordred
Mordey-0
Iseldir Alive
Iseldur-0
Anhora Alive
  • Keeper of the Unicorns
  • Powerful sorcerer.
Anhora 4
Tauren
Tauren
Cornelius Sigan
  • Legendary Sorcerer
  • Enemy of Camelot
  • Cheated death by locking his soul in an enchanted jewel.
Corneliussigan22-0
Aglain
Aglain-0
Trickler Alive
Trickle2r.PNG
Alvarr Alive
Alvarr promo from Series 2-0
Balinor
Balinor2-0
Ghost Boy
Ghost boy
Taliesin
Taliesin (15)-0
Grettir Alive
Grettir promopic-0
The Fisher King
Fisher5
Gilli Alive
Gilli24-0
Alator
Alator2
Druid Boy
250px-Shrine Boyy
Ruadan
Liam-Cunningham-merlin-series-5-0
Lochru
Lochru-0
Osgar
Osgar face-0
Ari Alive
Someone in trouble2-0

Trivia

  • In some texts, the word "warlock" translates to "truth-twister". This is widely unknown due to modern usage of the word in works like Harry Potter, and clearly does not apply to Merlin, either.

See also