- See Merlin for Merlin in mythology and also Merlin .
is the name of multiple fictional characters in the Marvel Universe
Merlin of Legend
Fictional character biography
The first Merlin of the Marvel Universe is apparently the figure of Arthurian legend
, hailing from 6th century A.D. Britain. He was born in Carmarthen, Wales. He was a powerful sorcerer who acted as teacher, advisor, and defender of King Arthur Pendragon of Camelot. Merlin warned King Arthur that his son, Mordred
would be responsible for the end of Camelot, but before Arthur could put the baby to death, he was rescued and raised in anonymity. Merlin was responsible for teaching magic to Morgan le Fay
, though she turned against him and became one of King Arthur's greatest foes.
Knowing that Britain would need a champion to face the likes of Mordred and Morgan, he sought a boy to become the first Black Knight
. He had this boy, Percy, trained in all known forms of combat, and when he grew up, Sir Percy was presented with the Ebony Blade
.Black Knight Comics
traveled back to the days of Camelot, Merlin was defeated and imprisoned by Kang, who planned to change history. Merlin defeated Kang, however, with the aid of time travelers the Human Torch
and the Thing
who the Watcher had transported back in time.Strange Tales
Vol. 1 #134
Merlin cast a spell over the dying Sir Percy so that he would have successors in future......