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Character's Full Name: Merlin
Character's Canon: BBC's Merlin
Character's Canon Point: Between Series 3 and 4
Character's Journal Name: [personal profile] merlinastrice
What would you like your character's tag to be?: merlin (bbc)

Character's background (their past and present):
Merlin at the Merlin Wiki.

Character's personality:
When Merlin first arrived in Camelot, he was optimistic and a little naive to the ways of the world. He started out entirely trusting. Immediately, it's shown that he has incredible talent with his magic and quickly dove into his studies as both a sorcerer and as a physician's assistant. He's quick to stand up for what is right, including picking a fight with a noble, the Prince of Camelot, when he was picking on a servant.

Despite their initial differences, he and Arthur became close friends. He trusted Arthur with his life when he was poisoned and went after Arthur whenever an adventure or quest came up for them. His loyalty remained unwavering in standing up for Morgana and Gwen, helping them out as well when the situation called for it. His good nature puts him in the good graces of nearly everyone he meets. This is how he is able to earn and gain the friendship of Arthur's future knights such as Gwaine, Lancelot, and Elyan.

As happy go lucky as he could seem, ducking Arthur's shots and trying to set him and Gwen up, Merlin carries his own darkness. He has suffered great loss from finding and losing his father as well as finding and losing his first love. His growing suspicion of Morgana conflicted him up until the final moment. He put the greater good of Camelot over the well being of his friend.

He lived his life in constant underlying fear. The law of Uther and Camelot was that magic was punishable by death. Merlin, even on his first day, had been constantly reminded about the consequences if he had let anyone into his secret. The frustration of learning magic in secret had bubbled up once in a while but Merlin knew better than to force the change; the change needed to come from Arthur first. He knew he could trust his friend to some day unite Albion and bring magic back to the land.

Character's skills/abilities/powers:
Merlin is able to cast spells in old English as those are the spells that he had learned. Though he has learned quite a few spells in his time, he still needs to consult books on specific ones. He also has telekinesis that is called upon as a knee-jerk reaction.

He is adept at making potions and poultices to treat minor injuries and maladies from his training as an apprentice physician. Studying under Gaius has given him a working knowledge of various herbs and medicines. Because of this, he had to become as familiar as he could with the human anatomy, given the historical placement of his period. He's able to treat minor injuries and bruising.

Why do you want to play this character in Ten Forward, and what do you plan to do with them?
The obvious reason is to take Merlin out of a medieval setting and put him in a very futuristic setting and see how he reacts to being in space as well as the advances in medicine and technology that come with being on a Federation starship. I also want him to explore different cultures and different magics. He's like a sponge and would be in awe at all the different types of creatures he would run into.

My plans for him would be for him to get comfortable with using his magic. This could be achieved by interacting with other magical characters and trying to see if he could imitate their powers or simply just learning of what life is like to not be living in fear of discovery.

Writing Sample #1:
He was quite sure that this beast that Arthur just had to poke with his blasted sword was going to be the end of all of them. He skidded along the hallway of the abandoned castle and hauled Arthur along with him. Someone had to keep the prat alive and the knights weren't doing a particularly great job of it. The stone groaned and rumbled beneath their feet until the sound of stone cracking away from each other echoed down the hall. There were shouts from the knights and Merlin didn't think twice about using his magic to push Arthur out of the way.

He heard Arthur shout for him and braced himself for the impending fall of the debris above him to crush him under their weight.

But something shifted. The uneven stone ground that had been the abandoned castle shifted into something that was far smoother and even. There wasn't the damp, dewy air of the wilds around him anymore. The air smelled...odd, off in the way that he had never experienced before. And cooler in a comfortable sense.

Merlin furrowed his brow and opened his eyes, jumping back a little. Where the devil was he? What sort of hallway was this? The colors on the wall were nothing like the dark grey stone granite that he had just been running past. He looked down the length of the hall one way, then another.

"Arthur?" he called out cautiously.

Obviously, an illusion. Merlin took off running down one hallway.

"Arthur!" But his voice barely echoed along this strange place and Merlin was starting to get concerned. Did his magic take him to this place? Did someone else's magic? He swallowed thickly. Did Morgana's magic do this? He shook his head. No, they were far enough away from Morgause and Morgana for them to have done anything.

He skidded to a stop when he saw a great glass window before him. And beyond that, the sight of the sky all around had his heart hammer in his chest.

Certainly not in Albion anymore.
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Merlin hummed as he cleaned up Gaius' chambers and his own room to the best of his abilities. He had let the older man know that he had a special guest coming. He even made sure he put on his best tunic, best jacket, made sure his fingernails were clean and everything.

He also made sure that the gift he had forged for Ariadne was hidden away out of sight. It was the smaller bundle that he was going to give her at her birthday but seeing her reaction to the book, he had decided to save it for Yule. Perhaps she would like it. Maybe. He wasn't sure. He had asked Leon about it, if women liked that sort of thing. Asked Gwen. They said that it would be lovely.
merlinastrice: (studying and doing research)
When is the soonest that I could come visit? There is...something I'd like to tell you.
merlinastrice: (laughing because it's all right)
What sort of questions did you have?
merlinastrice: (laughing)
Cold on patrol. But then I think of you and our brief time in Paris and I feel warm again. :) How are your classes?

He was sitting apart from the knights that were huddled together around the fire and kept his book close. Arthur made a passing remark of how much of a girl he was for writing in his little diary. Merlin simply shrugged him off and returned to writing, waiting for Ariadne's response.
merlinastrice: (orly)
The moon was high and he was pretty sure he had fine tuned the spell to bring him back to right before he left. Hopefully she would be home when he appeared. Merlin took a deep breath and worked his magic.

The next second he found himself crashing towards the floor of Ariadne's flat. "Ow..." he whined, rubbing at his backside. He was there. Fear and slight panic rose in his chest. What if she didn't want to return his feeling? Worse. What if she had a betrothed and...

"Ariadne? It's me...Merlin."

ooc: NOTES

Mar. 12th, 2011 09:47 pm
merlinastrice: (Default)
...from 942 AD. Just so I know whenever anyone asks.

...currently from just after 3.13: The Coming of Arthur Part 2 II
merlinastrice: (GOING TO HOGWARTS)
I do allow fourth walling. However, Merlin will most likely disregard it as some other Merlin (even if the similarities are there).

While I'm on this subject, if Merlin ever interacts with HP-world magic, it will backfire spectacularly. As in he can't do any other world magic. So he can't cast "wingardium leviosa" or "eye of newt" or whatever.
merlinastrice: (smilesmilesmile)
"Don't worry, Gaius, I'll find my own way to the Yule festivals." Merlin smiled. He waved the old man out of the physician's chambers and huffed a sigh. "All right." He really hoped he can pull this off as he dug around his room for the community book. How was it that he sent the message to other worlds again? ...He could try the spell he'd been using to go about the different worlds. Quickly, he set that book aside and pulled out a scrap piece of parchment.

To Ianto:

Have you found out how many are coming? Please arrive soon.


He rolled it up and bound it with string before his eyes glowed. "Asete thee. Astyre the thanonweard Ianto." he whispered. And in an instant, the rolled up parchment was gone.
merlinastrice: (warlock)
Merlin huffed a small breath as he looked form the community book to his door. Hopefully the new spell he had written for the return would work and he'd come back to just before he left. He slipped off his bed and moved aside the loose floorboard, drawing out the strange amulet. The markings were foreign and etched into a dark metal. He held onto it tightly and closed his eyes.

"Asete ic. Astyre me thanonweard to Hikaru Sulu from the community."

When he opened his eyes again, the room he was standing in seemed blinding white with all sorts of plants surrounding him. There was something...strange about this forest. Something just not real about it. Merlin raised a hand to block his eyes from the harsh lights around him. "Hikaru?" he called out.
merlinastrice: (warlock)
This, Merlin thought, had to be the best part of the job: visiting the schools and getting to know the next generation of wizards and witches. The minister smiled to himself and straightened out the dark blue suit, maroon tie, and his black cloak. Ah...Hogwarts...

He smiled as he walked through the hallways, recounting each cobblestone and waving at each painting. Memories of all sorts. Being in Hufflepuff, being amazed at such a place. Keeping his ability to surpass his fellow classmates a secret while secretly training with Professor Gaius, the potions master at the time.

He hummed the familiar tune under his breath and continued to stroll through the grounds.

[ooc: Open to all, anywhere/anywhen. Merlin'd love to chat it up with everyone.<3]
merlinastrice: (magic)

Which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?

Your result for The Harry Potter Wand Test...

10", Oak, Dragon

You scored 47 wisdom, 11 bravery, 11 emotional, and 44 martyrdom!

Oak signifies wisdom, endurance, protection, and authority. Your dragon's heartstring core makes your wand very effective in hexes.

Take The Harry Potter Wand Test at HelloQuizzy

merlinastrice: (smilesmilesmile)
Albus? Albus? You said that school starts on September 1st, correct? Could I ask a favour?

Could you write a note to yourself explaining my visit? I'd love to be able to see James and Sirius and Remus and Lily and see Hogwarts for myself.

I should say, could I visit before asking if you'd write yourself a note...?
merlinastrice: (warlock)
Merlin all but collapsed onto his cot at the end of the day. Today had just left him completely knackered from how Arthur had dragged him all over on his impromptu hunt. Oh...but his bones ached so much. Maybe...maybe he could go visit Remus for a while. Maybe have more of that...chocolate...that he had.

The warlock pushed his face into the threadbare pillow and mumbled the spell. He sighed when he felt the rush of winds around him and the familiar feeling of being thrown forward. Except this time, he landed on his feet the middle of a town he had never seen before.

He swore he concentrated on Remus' world. So hopefully...someone would be able to direct him towards his friend's home. He took a step forward, only to run into someone. "Oh! I'm sorry!"
merlinastrice: (warlock)
You'd think he'd be the Magician...

The High Priestess
The High Priestess is a card of intuition, instinct and hidden knowledge. She knows all your secrets, you can hide nothing from her. Yet you will never know the secrets she herself protects. If well aspected in a Tarot spread, this card can indicate the use of intuition to solve problems; trust to your instincts. If badly aspected, it can mean suppression and ignoring of such instincts - following your head at the expense of your heart.

Merlin's scores:
II - The High Priestess - 81%
XIX: The Sun - 75%
III - The Empress - 69%
XIII: Death - 63%
merlinastrice: (the battle was lost before it begun)
Thank God that's over. I still have the carving. Think I'll sell it at the market. Or have them buy it back. Don't think I can look at it anymore.
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