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Character Analysis

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Grew up…in Camelot, under the watchful eye of Uther Pendragon, his father and the king of Camelot. Arthur’s mother died in childbirth. Arthur grew up trying to please his father, especially since he will someday take the throne after Uther. Morgana, the king’s ward, was raised in the castle along with Arthur, and is like a sister to him.

Living… still in the castle. But as a young man, Arthur is not only in training to become king, but is an active commander of Camelot’s forces, frequently riding out to battle supernatural forces. Uther has placed a harsh ban on any magic whatsoever in the kingdom, and Arthur often enforces that.

Profession… crown prince. Arthur works tirelessly to prove that he will be a good ruler; he tries to be just, strong, and brave. He’s also a bit entitled, though, treating his servants rudely and lording it over lesser folk.

Interests… fighting, making fun of his servant Merlin.

Relationship Status… single. His marriage must be for the good of the kingdom. It’s unfortunate, then, that the only woman he’s ever really cared for is Gwen, the daughter of a blacksmith and Morgana’s servant. He knows they can never be together, though.

Challenge…proving himself as a great king. Unbeknownst to Arthur, he’s destined to unite the five kingdoms and bring about an era of peace and prosperity. He’s already found himself struggling to uphold his father’s draconian laws.

Personality… arrogant, but also brave and just. At first, Arthur comes off as a jerk – he orders people around, and laughs when Merlin makes mistakes. He’s well aware of his status, and not afraid to throw it around. But underneath that, he’s deeply concerned about the welfare of his people, and he desperately wants to be a good king. Arthur is more compassionate than his father, often asking for leniency on the behalf of others.


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