Background information
Feature films Quest for Camelot
Short films
Television programs
Video games Quest for Camelot
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice John Gielgud
Performance model
Inspiration Merlin from the stories of King Arthur
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Merlin
Other names
Personality Wise, Caring, Elderly, Strict,
Appearance Slender, Fair skin, long white hair and beard, green robe, wooden staff,
Occupation Magician
Arthur's mentor
Alignment Good
Nationality English / Arthurian
Goal To aid Arthur
Home Camelot
Pets Ayden
Allies His legendary pet Ayden, Kayley, Garrett, Sir Lionel, Lady Juliana, King Arthur, Devon and Cornwall Bladebeak,
Enemies Ruber, The Griffin, Ruber's minions
Likes his powers, peace,
Dislikes Danger, Arthur injured,
Powers and abilities
Possessions His staff
Weapons His staff,
Fate He reunites with Ayden
Quote "Silver wings, protect the sword!"

Merlin is a legendary figure best known as the wizard featured in Arthurian legend, featured as a minor character in Quest for Camelot. He is an elderly wizard and advisor to Arthur and voiced by the late John Gielgud

Physical appearance

Merlin is an slender elderly wizard with fair skin, long white hair and beard. He wears long dark green-emerald robes and carries a wooden staff which was curled at the top.

Role in the film

Quest for Camelot

Merlin is first seen where Arthur leads his knights into the round table.

He is next seen when he is told about Excalibur's theft by one of the knights and he summons Ayden his wizardry pet to rescue the sword. He is later seen when he mends Arthur's wounds on his arm, When Merlin tells him that the sword haven't been retrieved, making Arthur wanting to set out by himself to search for it, but Merlin refuses, worried about his weakened strength, advises him that he recovers from his injuries and must rely his courage for his kingdom.

Merlin is next seen in a flashback where Garrett explains to Kayley about Sir Lionel teaching him after he was blind in an stable fire accident as Merlin and Ayden watch from the ramparts.

He is later seen when Arthur is called down for the round table. Later, at Kayley and Garrett's knighting ceremony, he reunites with Ayden, congratulating him for his bravery and efforts and strokes him.


Warner Bros. Entertainment Wiki has an article focusing on the relationships of Merlin.


Warner Bros. Entertainment Wiki has a collection of quotes said by Merlin.


Warner Bros. Entertainment Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Merlin.


  • Despite being a minor character, he is seen in the UK posters of the film.
  • This is one of John Gielgud's final film role before his death in 2000.
  • Although he doesn't appear much in the film, he does appear in the video game where he helps Kayley on her quest to defeat Ruber and save Camelot.

v - e - d
FilmVideoVideo GameSoundtrackDragon GamesDC Comics adaptationScholastic adaptation
KayleyGarrettAydenDevon and CornwallBladebeakRuberLady JulianaSir LionelKing ArthurMerlinThe GriffinRuber's minionsRock OgreKing Arthur's KnightsBladebeak's wife
ExcaliburThe Magic StoneRuber's Potion
CamelotEnglandJuliana's HomeThe Forbidden ForestDragon CountryRock Ogre's Cave
United we StandOn my Father's WingsRuberThe PrayerI Stand AloneIf I Didn't Have YouLooking Through Your Eyes
See also
CamelotExcaliburKing Arthur: Legend of the SwordKing ArthurDC ComicsScholastic Corporation