Morgana also stated that, as a child, she used to help Gorlois with his armour. Igraine also bore King Uther Pendragon a son who became the legendary King of Camelot. She swears at his grave that she will avenge him, and does not hesitate to kill her allies when they do not bring her closer to finding Arthur, displaying that even after he betrayed her twice, she still cared for him (The Diamond of the Day). Vivienne's situation remained unknown, though the fact that Morgana lived with Uther from a young age after Gorlois’ death implies that she was either dead or otherwise absent. Morgan attempted to make Alisander le Orphelin, the nephew of King Mark, her paramour and even tried vamping Lancelot, preferring to keep only one lover at a time. As a result, when a disguised Merlin performs the spell intended to save the King, Uther is instead killed. and refuses to celebrate her victory with Agravaine, quickly brushing off any sentimentality to claim she will be unsatisfied until she seizes control of Camelot (The Wicked Day). What if it chooses you? With a simple stunning spell, she was able to knock out Merlin in his young form, whereas three years earlier two stunning spells of hers were not enough to prevent an older Merlin from defeating her. Though Agravaine is clearly pleased by this, Morgana is still uneasy about the Cailleach's words regarding Emrys. Morgause has escaped with Morgana, severely weakened and physically damaged to the point where recovery is beyond both of their considerable abilities. She joins Morgause in her regicidal ambitions and eventually operates alone in trying to kill Arthur. Uther suspected her involvement, emotionally warning that whoever was responsible had betrayed him, but Morgana stayed defiant. He embraces her, promising her that she is safe in Camelot. On the occasions where Agravaine succeeded in carrying out her wishes, she would at times bestow icy congratulation, but often she would merely retort with biting sarcasm and further orders (The Hunter's Heart). However, Morgana continually remained ignorant to the fact that Merlin was in fact the Emrys foretold to be her doom (The Secret Sharer), still believing he was merely an unusually troublesome servant of Arthur's, although she discovered it through Mordred's betrayal of Arthur (The Drawing of the Dark). Madolynn - an alcoholic, "past-her-prime" Hollywood star, often seen drinking heavily and making a fool of herself at formal public places, embarrassing her husband, Norman. After graduating from university, twenty something year-olds Meg, her cousin Bunny and their friend Laura share a flat and face the ups and downs of love and life. Unable to find anyone to help her and having no one to turn to, she slowly envelopes herself in loneliness and depression, which fleetingly disappears at the company of creatures like Morgause, Alvarr and Mordred, who are like her. You're not alone. Morgana proved to be Arthur's advisor and moral compass early on as she was the only one who could get him to confront and defy his father by doing what he knew in his heart was right. She always takes issue with his cruel and unjust persecution of magic-users, believing that his punishments are unfair and unfitting. She is able to gain the acceptance by claiming that she wishes to avenge the death of Gorlois (a good friend of Annis) whom she views as her true father. Morgana Pendragon tricks Arthur into following her plans. She then uses a spell to heal his wound before readying her plans for him. She also meets with Mordred at some point. Morgana showed deep reluctance and sorrow when Morgause insisted she use her as a blood sacrifice to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead. She reminds him of how Arthur would react if he knew, but believing in Arthur, Mordred replies that one day Arthur will change his mind about magic and refuses to tell her where Emrys is. The character first appeared on The TNT Show (see above). Helios appeared to be on more equal ground with Morgana than others such as Agravaine, presumably since he was in control of a sizable army himself. Morgana's scheme succeeds, despite Merlin becoming aware of her use of necromancy, and, having witnessed Gwen's betrayal, Arthur exiles her. Even at her enemies, she shows acts of kindness, as shown when she ordered her men to burn Finna's corpse after her suicide. Agravaine, shocked, goes to bid Morgana farewell before leaving, emphasising his loyalty and love for her and warning her that even Helios is not to be trusted. They had a son, Sir Ewain, but she actually kept several lovers behind her husband’s back. When Merlin's village was under attack (The Moment of Truth), Morgana, Gwen and Arthur journeyed with him to defend it, and Merlin overheard her saying that they were there because they all cared for Merlin. What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. Possible explanations include that she feared her magic or her treachery being exposed, or for some reason did not want him executed. Morgana has persistently been strongly opposed to Uther's ruthlessness towards magic and protested his decision to execute Mary Collins' son, Thomas (The Dragon's Call), due to her belief that magic is an inherent quality rather than an active choice (The Beginning of the End). Morgana later attempts to get Gwen to join her side and succeeds in doing so. [3] The British Comedy Guide wrote that "Morgana Robinson is clearly an acting talent to watch, as she demonstrates a very wide range of characters in this show ... however, that all said, this is not going to be the TV vehicle that makes Morgana famous - most of the sketches just simply aren't funny enough. Merlin soon finds the mandrake root and suspects Morgana, following her when she goes to meet Morgause. Joyce and Barry - a married couple who run a funeral parlour. Morgana subsequently orders that messengers be sent to King Lot to offer a reward for capturing Arthur. However, conflicted and weighed by her conscience, she repents of her intention at the last minute when confronted with the realisation that Uther cares for her. Morgana enchants Lancelot's "present" for Guinevere. Though initially Morgana's powers were raw and uncontrolled, resulting in her inadvertently setting her room alight and shattering a vase, in the year spent with Morgause, Morgana's skill with magic improved greatly and she gained control over her abilities. Witch Morgana later begins to have dreams about Gwen becoming Queen of Camelot. It was not until Morgause's army overtook Camelot and Morgana crowned herself queen that Arthur learned of her treachery and her true paternity. Through Gaius, Merlin gives up the location of the camp and Uther sends Arthur and his men to retrieve the crystal and kill Alvarr's men, forcing Morgana to ride to the camp ahead of them and give Alvarr warning. Later, when Morgause sneaks into Camelot to see her, a bitter Morgana reveals her discovery. King Mark appealed to her and the Queen of Norgales to set the country afire against wicked knights such as Sir Malgrin and Breuse Sans Pitie. Morgana remains in control of Camelot for a short period of time, entertaining herself at Gwaine's expense by compelling him to fight more and more unequal battles in return for scant pieces of food to share between all three prisoners in the dungeon; Gwaine, Gaius, and Elyan. The Morgana Show aired on Channel 4.[1]. Morgana Pendragon was the illegitimate daughter of Uther Pendragon, the second daughter and the youngest child of Vivienne, the younger paternal half-sister of Arthur, the younger maternal half-sister of Morgause and the adopted daughter of Gorlois. Believing that to be the end of it, Gaius leaves Merlin to wake up, but the next day notices that the Fomorroh has grown back. While under her control, Gwen worships Morgana and thinks of her as her one and only friend, while she loathes all her former friends (The Dark Tower). After her overthrow, Morgana was imprisoned with Aithusa by the warlord Sarrum, who wanted to erase magic from the land. There, she uses mandrake roots to twist Guinevere's memories and make her believe that she is her only one true ally. She claims that for two long years she's only known darkness and that she and patience are "old friends", when Ruadan tells her to be patient. When Morgana received visions of a future where Gwen was Queen of Camelot, she was incensed that Gwen would one day rob her of her birthright, so she subtly revealed Gwen and Arthur's courtship to Uther and framed Gwen for enchanting Arthur in order to stop this future from happening. The pair remained friends until Merlin discovered that Morgana had once again allied with Uther's enemies in forming a bond with Morgause. Affiliation: In the aftermath, there is no sign of either Morgana or Morgause in the rubble, indicating that Morgana used magic to escape with Morgause (The Coming of Arthur). Morgana repeatedly cast powerful magic that incapacitated her opponents instantly, leaving her largely free to pass in and out of Camelot. When the young boy asks her why she is doing this, she tells him to not meddle with her or she will kill him too. Morgana is one or two years younger than Arthur, as Uther says that she wasn't there 20 years ago, referring to the death of his wife Ygraine after Arthur's birth. By morning he has begun to lose his sanity, hallucinating spectres of the innocents he has executed over the years, including boys he has drowned in a well and Igraine, whose death was ultimately a result of his own folly meddling with the forces of life and death. Uriens greatly supported Arthur, which just made her hate Arthur even more. Merlin is initially quite awestruck by the Lady Morgana and watches her flirtatious interaction with Arthur at the feast. Maybe one-day people will come to see magic as a force for good. Even Mordred, a born druid, admitted that he was no match for her powers (With All My Heart). Despite Merlin's Dragonlord powers however, Aithusa was very loyal to Morgana and never showed any signs of betraying her even when under Merlin's influence. The High Priestess swears to avenge Mordred's death. Morgana and Arthur, right before her defeat. Morgana agreed to help primarily for Mordred's sake, but Alvarr, a con man at heart, used his charm to gain her favor. Alvarr did fight but was captured and brought back to Camelot where Uther ordered him to be executed at dawn. Though she suspected his having a hand in many of her foiled plans, she first met him face to face when she caught him going through her possessions. When she corners Arthur in the tunnels beneath Ismere; Morgana wastes no time in trying to kill her brother. Despite this, Alvarr is captured, although Mordred was able to escape, and when Uther condemns Alvarr to execution, Morgana tells Uther that she disowns him in a heated argument. Surreal sketch series staring rising star Morgana Robinson and featuring a bizarre array of characters including gilbert with his very own show, madolynn the alcoholic faded actress, the ... 0 of 0 people found this review helpful. After Morgana recovers, she and Agravaine arrange to have Gaius kidnapped in order to learn the identity of Emrys. I want Arthur. They were separated again when Morgana had to return to Camelot, but Kilgharrah warned Merlin that Morgana and Mordred shared a destiny and would one day form a dark alliance against Camelot (The Witch's Quickening). After having Merlin's magic temporarily removed, Morgana seals him in a cave, mockingly telling him that he would not mess with her plans again. Later, Merlin helped her to extend her magical powers. Every now and then, Morgana would come and visit Gwen, showing her kindness and inviting her to dinner. The Morgana Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Morgana Robinson and James de Frond.