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Dr Who

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Merlin was a Time Lord posing as a magician in an alternate universe.

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The Doctor first learnt of Merlin while fighting Merlin's enemy, the sorceress Morgaine in 1990s Cornwall. Ancelyn from Arthur's world identified the Doctor as Merlin, even though he did not recognize his face. The Doctor thought that Ancelyn may have known an alternative and/or future incarnation of the Doctor himself. According to Ancelyn, Merlin had a ship like the TARDIS and would get imprisoned by Morgaine. He also left a note for the Doctor which he recognized as in his own handwriting. (DW: Battlefield) The Doctor would later meet, Muldwych a future incarnation of himself who may have posed as Merlin. (NA: Happy Endings)

Whilst stuck in the otherworld of Avalon, the Doctor attempted to pass himself off as Merlin to Queen Mab. (EDA: The Shadows of Avalon)

The condundrum of Merlin's true identity was apparently resolved when the Doctor travelled to Arthur's reality to aid in his birth; as the Doctor discovered, he was only the second Merlin, the other one being another renegade Time Lord who had given Arthur and his kingdom advanced technology, prompting Morgaine to seek an alliance with them. This other Merlin, disguised as the Doctor, was imprisoned in the Arctic by Morgaine after she was temporarily banished to a desert by the Doctor, leaving the Doctor to set up the events that would later be experienced by his seventh incarnation. (ST: One Fateful Knight)

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The Doctor had earlier met a High Evolutionary known as Merlin the Wise. (DWM: The Neutron Knights, The Tides of Time)

Behind the scenes

In 2008, Julie Gardner became producer of the BBC Wales production, Merlin, a reimagining of the Merlin and King Arthur legend, and which featured numerous Doctor Who and Torchwood cast and crew members. Although there was some initial fan speculation as to whether it would be possible to reconcile the new series with the version of Merlin presented in Doctor Who, the new concept of the character doesn't allow for this.

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Merlin was a legendary figure in the Terran stories of King Arthur of Ancient Britain. Merlin was commonly depicted as a wizard or magician who had a preternatural knowledge of the future, and served as adviser to the king. Some versions of the legend claim he was immortal, or that he lived his life backwards through linear time.

Parneb of Thebes claimed to have known Merlin in the 12th century BCE, though by the name "Ahkarin". (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

In 2269, Captain James T. Kirk encountered an immortal human named Flint, who revealed that he had been Merlin, as well as a warrior named Akharin. (TOS episode: "Requiem for Methuselah")

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Muppet

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Merlin is a 3-hour television miniseries broadcast on NBC over two nights -- April 26th and 27th, 1998. The miniseries retells the famous legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a story that covers not only the rise and fall of Camelot but also the phase in the legendary history of Britain that precedes it. The movie was produced by Hallmark Entertainment, with Special Visual Effects by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

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Runescape

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Merlin
File:Merlin HD.png
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Race Human
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Yes - Merlin's Crystal, The Holy Grail, King's Ransom
Location Camelot
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? No
Gender Male
Examine A powerful Wizard of the Knights of the Round Table.
Notable features Wizard; appears to be wearing a Cape of Legends, can change a player's respawn point
A detailed image of Merlin.
Merlin, trapped inside a crystal.

Merlin can be found on the top floor of the south-east tower in Camelot. If the player has not completed the Merlin's Crystal quest, he will be imprisoned within a block-shaped crystal.

After the quest, Merlin will be found in his workshop on the 2nd floor access via the main staircase to the north-west then go south-east.

Merlin along with the Knights of the Round Table are all captured due to the joint effort of Morgan le Faye and the Sinclair family, with Morgan having cast a spell against him that appeared to have stripped him of his powers. The loss of his magic has thus made Merlin befuddled, unable to concoct a plan to escape and stop Morgan. However, Merlin, after escaping from prison, regained access to his workshop and was able to break Morgan's spell, thus regaining his magical abilities, and he banished the Sinclair children back to their own mansion using his inventions to create chaos and the threat to turn them into rabbits should they leave again.

After successful completion of the Knight Waves Training Grounds which you can attempt to complete after you have completed the King's Ransom Quest, a player can speak to Merlin in order to change spawning point to Camelot instead of Falador or Lumbridge.

Merlin is described by the RuneScape Game Guide as once "The most powerful wizard in the world", but his powers have been greatly weakened by his clashes with Arthur's half-sister, Morgan le Faye.

According to the Squire, Merlin was the one who cast the spell over the Knight Waves Training Grounds preventing anyone from using Prayer, Ranged or Magic within, and is responsible for teleporting you back out of the grounds should you die, with no loss of items.

Merlin knows of Wizard Cromperty and claims that he is his 'wizard friend', suggesting that you seek his aid to free King Arthur from Morgan's magic.

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  • According to Celtic mythology, Merlin was the advisor of King Arthur.
  • Merlin seems to have the same model for Wizard Traiborn except with a different face.
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Akharin is an immortal human, born on ancient Earth. He is most well-known by the name he took in the mid-23rd century, Flint the Immortal. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

Among his claimed identities were Methuselah, Solomon, Alexander the Great, Lazarus, Merlin, Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Brahms, William Abramson, Sten of Marcos II. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah") Some of those claims are questionable, but Flint could have assumed the identities of other persons at some point. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Akharin's confirmed identities include Wilson Evergreen, Micah Brack, and Emil Vaslovik. (TOS novels: The Eugenics Wars, Vols. I & II, Federation; TNG novel Immortal Coil)

He also met people like Moses, Socrates and Galileo, and witnessed the bubonic plague spreading over Europe in the 1340s, killing nearly half the European population at the time. He was married hundreds of times, and had to watch his beloved ones grow old and die over and over again.

Over the centuries, he gathered a large collection of original artworks from his many lives -- some of them his own creation. Among it were a Shakespeare first folio, a Gutenberg Bible, the creation lithographs by Taranullus of Centauri VII, several of his own original da Vinci works, some paintings of Reginald Pollack and some of the painter Sten from Marcus II. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

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Ancient times

Akharin

Akharin was born in 3834 BCE in Mesopotamia, on Earth.

He grew up as a bully and a soldier. During battle, he was slain, however he realized that his injury did not kill him, as it should have. This lead Akharin to the realization that he was immortal, due to some unknown Earth phenomenon.

Upon this realization, he went on to better his life, and would continue to live for another six thousand years under a number of aliases, often playing a role in human history.

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Akharin was descended a line of "watchmen" planted on Earth by the Aegis to observe and defend the human race. The ancient Sumerians referred to the Aegis and their offspring as the Anunnaki, "those who came from Heaven to Earth."
As a child, he constantly "got into trouble" with several boyhood friends, including Saladin, Vandar and Et-Maros.
At the age of 25, Akharin became a caretaker of a Preserver artifact that would one day be called the Holy Grail. Several years later, after Saladin was killed in battle, Akharin used the Grail to restore him to life. The process also granted Saladin a form of immortality, as long as he possessed the artifact, and thus was born great emnity between the two friends.
When Akharin was 50, still a young man in those ancient times, Saladin attacked the Aegis temple, seeking to take the artifact by force. Many of the watchmen died defending it, and Akharin himself was stuck down. Saladin stood over his dying body, cursed him, and took the Grail.
Hours later, however, Akharin revived. He initially thought it was because of the artifact, but soon realized that it was an innate ability in himself (passed down from his Preserver lineage), rendering him effectively immortal.
Akharin devoted himself to recovering the Grail and fulfilling his oath to the Aegis by defending humanity. The years brought him into conflict with Saladin many times, and the artifact passed between them on numerous occasions, and often was lost to both of them for at various times.
Akharin eventually became a chieftain among his people, but after leading them for nearly a hundred years, he realized that they were beginning to worship him as a god, so he faked his own death, and disappeared, wandering in search of Saladin and the artifact.

Early Common Era

Joseph of Arimathea

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Sometime shortly before the first century AD, Akharin took the name Joseph and set himself up as a man of influence in the town of Arimathea in Roman-occupied Judea. During that period, he somehow recovered the Grail, with the aid of "three old men from the east."
In this guise, circa 30 AD, "Joseph of Arimathea" became involved with nascent Christianity, and took the body of the crucified Jesus Christ for burial. Shortly thereafter, his enemies discovered him, and he "fled to Britain with the Gospel and the Grail."

Middle ages

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist and artist in Italy, on Earth's continent of Europe, living in the 15th century. Among other works, he painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.

In 2369, Flint the Immortal claimed to have been Leonardo. (TOS: "Requiem for Methusalah")

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

As he would later recall, during the early 1500s, Akharin was living in Italy, "enjoying the Renaissance" as a man of great influence. He had enjoyed a friendship with Leonardo da Vinci for over a decade.
In 1507, he came to Leonardo's studio, and found the artist dead, murdered in a "most gruesome fashion," a brush still in his hand. On a canvas in front of the body sat a portrait he had worked on for the last four years, finally completed, but unsigned. "Without thinking," Flint would later say, he used the brush in Leonardo's hand to sign the portrait, and assumed Leonardo's identity while searching for the murderer.
His works as Leonardo include the second rendition of the Virgin of the Rocks, a copy of Leda and the Swan, St. John the Baptist and Bacchus.
Though he never found the killer, Akharin continued to masquerade as Leonardo until his "death" in 1519, in the arms of King Francis I.

21st century

Micah Brack

In the mid-21st century, Akharin lived as billionaire industrialist Micah Brack, one of the wealthiest men in Earth's solar system. He used his fortune to finance Zefram Cochrane's warp research.

When Colonel Adrik Thorsen came after Cochrane, Brack urged him to leave the solar system aboard the SS Bonaventure after a layover at Brack's manufacturing setup on asteroid RG-1522.

Brack then transmitted all of Cochrane's design theories, blueprints, and manufacturing logs system-wide, allowing anyone with a few hundred thousand Eurodollars to retrofit existing space vessels into faster-than-light starships, ensuring humanity's spread to the stars despite impending war approaching on Earth between the World Party and the Optimum Movement.

After three attempts on his life by the Optimum Movement, Brack intentionally disappeared in 2070. He left the bulk of his fortune to the Cochrane Foundation for the Study of Multiphysics. Rumors placed him on Mars (helping to draft the Fundamental Declaration of the Martian Colonies), on Altair IV (excavating the ruins of an alien civilization: the Krell) and on Earth, leading any one of a number of resistance cells in regions ruled by the Optimum. (ST novel: Federation)

In 2239, under the assumed name of Mr. Brack, he bought the uninhabited planet Holberg 917G in the Omega system. There he designed the female android Rayna Kapec, to become his eternal partner. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah"]]

23rd century

Flint

The immortal Flint (2269)

In 2269 the Federation starship USS Enterprise, its crew plagued by Rigelian fever and in dire need for ryetalyn to cure the disease, visited Holberg 917G because it had rich natural deposits of the antidote. It was during that occasion that Akharin made himself known as Flint. Hoping to stir emotions in Rayna, he deliberately introduced her to Kirk whom she fell in love with and, unable to bear hurting Flint, she died.

Also during this visit, Spock deduced from a number of clues, like the presence of a recent but original Brahms manuscript and recent da Vinci paintings, that Flint in fact had to be immortal. However, it was also discovered that he was finally dying because his immortality had been induced by unknown Earth influences, not present at Holberg 917G. Flint stated that he would devote the remaining portion of his life to the improvement of the human condition. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

In 2270, Kirk and the Enterprise encountered Flint again, in a crisis involving the Onlies and a prototype cloaking device that Flint had invented. In the aftermath, Flint adopted one of the Onlies, named Pal. (TOS novel: Cry of the Onlies)

According to Starfleet records, Flint died in 2312. Upon his death he donated a fully restored Pioneer class corvette to the Starfleet Museum.

In actuality, Flint had faked both Dr. McCoy's tricorder readings and his death, and simply moved on to another identity. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil; Star Trek: Pendragon)

24th century

Emil Vaslovik

By the early 2300s, Akharin had established himself as Dr. Emil Vaslovik, a leading cyberneticist. As Vaslovik, he taught both Ira Graves and Noonien Soong.

In 2305, Vaslovik, Graves and Soong went on a secret expedition to Exo III, and found an ancient, long-abandoned facility there. (TNG novel: Immortal Coil)

By 2340, Vaslovik had retreated into "seclusion," and would not reappear for more than twenty years. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Robert Blaisdell

Star Trek: Pendragon continuity

Robert Blaisdell (2340s)

Under the name Robert Blaisdell, Flint worked at Enclave J-12 in 2341. He took control of Project Erion, and spent the better part of the next fifteen years raising, observing, and training Timothy Sinclair. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Father to the Man")

After Sinclair left the Enclave in 2355, Blaisdell disappeared and Flint eventually returned to his identity as Vaslovik.

Chronology

Note: Names in italics are identities of persons that Flint claimed to be, but are unlikely to actually have been. Names in bold are those he is believed to have been.

Notes

  • Flint was played by actor James Daly. He is featured as a supporting character in the non-canon novel Federation, where his primary guise as a billionaire industrialist seems to have already begun devoting himself to the betterment of the human condition.
  • In VOY: "Concerning Flight", Janeway comments that Kirk claimed to have met Leonardo da Vinci. This implies that he broke his promise to Flint not to reveal his identity.
  • Flint is a recurring character in the Star Trek: Pendragon fan series, where he is "played" most often by Derek Jacobi.

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