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Identity

Alignment

Relatives
Gorlois (father, deceased), Igraine (mother, deceased), Morgause (sister), Elaine (sister), Morgana (daughter), Arthur Pendragon (half-brother)

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Sorceress

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History

Morgaine le Fey is the ancient and diabolical sorceress of Arthurian legends. Her history is slightly different from the legends but she is a sorceress gifted in the arts of black magic. She uses her gifts without restraint and is quite willing to destroy the universe in order to gain more power. In the 6th century, Morgaine le Fey and her sisters Morgause and Elaine (themselves adepts of sorcery) are the children of Igraine and Duke Gorlois of Cornwall. Morgaine comes to blame her half-brother King Arthur, child of Igraine and Uther Pendragon (her father's killer), with stealing her birthright and that of her sisters. She conspires against him throughout his time on the throne and seeks the destruction of Camelot.[1]

Morgaine (or "Morgana") is also referred to as a sister of Nimue Inwudu (the future Madame Xanadu) and Viviane, the Lady of the Lake. It is not clear whether "sister" in this context is a symbolic title or a blood relation (the latter may imply that Gorlois is not her biological father). All three women are said to be descended from the "Elder Folk," explaining Morgaine's affinity with magic.[2]

In the waning days of Camelot, Merlin merges his demon familiar Etrigan with a man, Jason Blood, as part of a last ditch effort to defend the kingdom against Morgaine le Fey's assault. Blood had been an ally of le Fey and is bonded to the Demon as penance. He and Morgaine become enemies henceforth. Following the fall of Camelot, Morgaine continues to practice her dark arts and retains her youth for many centuries, always seeking more power and a new kingdom to rule. By the 20th century, Merlin has arisen anew and tricks Morgaine, causing her to lose her youth and beauty which she had preserved using her magics. She wishes to replenish her youth with Merlin's secrets. She forces Jason Blood to become the Demon again and to lead her to Merlin's tomb. The Demon eventually strives to keep Morgaine le Fey from restoring her youth with the powers of Merlin.

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Trinity

Morgaine teamed up with the Antimatter Universe of the Riddler called Enigma and the alien warlord Despero to usurp the symbolic position of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The trio of villains succeed in creating an alternate timeline with their efforts. However, the spell is not entirely successful, as this "Despero" is in fact the alien villain Kanjar Ro in disguise, which disrupts Morgaine's enchantment.

While her bid for godhood is disrupted, she nonetheless acquires magical might to enslave the Earth by infusing an already powerful supervillain team with the might of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, giving them a measure of control over reality. As she is part of this Dark Arcana team, as the High Priestess, she has also this measure of control, allowing her to bring Europe and most of Minor Asia under her control, and ultimately lead the forces of good back to America for a final showdown of the powers of the Arcana.

This bid also fails, as the divinely-empowered Trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman return from their exile and destroy the Dark Arcana's reality-based powers, vanquishing Morgaine's control over Europe. Morgaine, ultimately, seeks the aid of Krona, first, to enslave, and later, to destroy the Earth, as she preferred to have it blasted to nothingness than allow it to remain outside of her control. However, even this alliance fails, as Morgaine had offered Krona the soul of Enigma's daughter, causing him to turn on her. Morgaine's is defeated, and she is imprisoned in a stone idol, which is placed in the custody of Jason Blood.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Immortality

However, she lost this ability and that she must "steal" immortality from other immortals in order to maintain her youth.

Strength level

Mastery of Black Magic

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. Trinity #21
  2. Madame Xanadu #1

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