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Real Name
Current Alias

Arthur King







Unusual Features
normally paints his face white

Mercenary; assassin



Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) had heard of the exploits of "Merlyn the Magician," a well known archer. To his surprise, Merlyn challenged Ollie (as Green Arrow) to an archery duel and ended up defeating him.

However, Merlyn uses his talents primarily for crime. He is known to have been a member of the League of Assassins. Green Arrow again ran into him when Merlyn was hired to assassinate Batman. Oliver intercepted Meryln's shot with one of his own. Merlyn admitted Ollie had improved since their last encounter, but managed to escape.

A man from Libya hired Meryln to kill a Russian scientist who was visiting Casablanca. Although he was aided by Syonide, he was foiled by the Flash and Phantom Lady.[1]

He continued to act as a freelance assassin. He was hired by Queen Bee (Zazzala) to take on the JLA. The 100 also sent him against Black Lightning. He befriended Deadshot and Monocle while part of the Killer Elite. He also was one of the criminals who sold their souls to the demon Neron.

Merlyn was hired by the Zambian government to teach Turk. The two tried to rig an archery contest in Turk's favor but were stopped by Young Justice.

Merlyn warned other villains that the death of Sue Dibny would cause more trouble for them. He along with some others were captured by the JLA shortly after. However, Deadshot was able to arrange their release with the help of Amanda Waller.

He, Deadshot and Monocle attempted to kill the Shadow Thief during his trial, but were stopped by the Manhunter (Kate Spencer).

During the Infinite Crisis, Merlyn was a member of Luthor's Society. Since then, he has been continuing his attacks on Green Arrow. During Countdown, he has been seen once more as a member of the League of Assassins, coordinating his attacks with Talia al Ghul. He played a large part in the attack on Green Arrow & Black Canary's Wedding with the new Injustice League.[2] He was also one of the few villains notably not deported to the prison planet during the events of Salvation Run.

Powers and Abilities


Merlyn is one of the greatest archers in the world.



Merlyn sometimes uses a jetpack. It is concealed by his quiver.


Bow and arrows.

Appearances in Other Media

An unnamed archer was shown as a member of Grodd's Secret Society in Justice League Unlimited. He sided with Grodd in the mutiny against Luthor. Although unnamed, he wears a similar costume as Merlyn and is seen firing arrows during the fight.

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Links and References


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