Wraith Good Quality
Species information
Family Humanoid, Undead
Affiliation Tristan de Bois
Origin Unknown
Appearances Excalibur
Known Individuals Tristan de Bois

The spirit of a dead man conjured from the grave.
A Wraith is a slain person reanimated by Necromancy, seeking revenge for past events. However, this requires the fallen's body, otherwise the creature would be a Shade.



Nimueh brings the wraith of Tristan de Bois to life.

Wraiths, creatures of magic, are created using necromancy to reanimate a corpse and cannot be slain by normal weapons, since one cannot simply kill that which is already dead. Both mortal weapons and spells are useless against wraiths. Only a enchanted sword, such as Excalibur, a "sword begotten in the dragon's breath", can destroy them. It is said that wraiths disappear when their task is completed. A Wraith can only be created by using magic to harness the grief and rage of a tormented soul and return it to its corpse, now an indestructible body.


The knight Tristan de Bois, slain in a duel with Uther, was

Tristan de Bois returns as a wraith and challenges the Knights of Camelot

reanimated by Nimueh. Seeking revenge on the king, he killed two Knights of Camelot in combat but he was finally destroyed when struck by Excalibur in his second duel against Uther (Excalibur). This sword was marked to be the only way to defeat the Wraith in the first place, since other magic used by Merlin had no effect on it.


A Wraith is similar to the Inferi of the Harry Potterverse. They are also similar to zombies, being reanimated by a Dark Wizard, similar to Nimueh's reanimation of de Bois.

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