This Servant is a limited Servant. It is only available during special summoning campaigns. When no such campaigns are active, this Servant cannot be summoned. No plans have been revealed to add this Servant to the permanent summoning pool.
A wanderer in paradise. An adviser, prophet, and court magician that appeared in the tales of King Arthur. At times he guided, at times he troubled, and at times he helped King Arthur, who faced numerous enemies to overcome.
But, though he was wise, he was fundamentally inhuman. After all, he was a mixed-blood born from an incubus and a human.
"I really love the world of humans, but when it comes to each of them as an individual, it's a bit, you see, well, yeah! Right, I think some things are better left unsaid!"
As it is, it isn't as if he's not an ally of humans.
Although he is one of the top Casters, he is not particularly good at magecraft. Why? It's because his tongue will trip when incanting spells.
Height/Weight: 178cm . 68kg
Source: Arthurian legend, others Region: Countries in Western Europe Alignment: Lawful Good Gender: Male
"Am I not going to use spells, you ask? Rather than talking, wouldn't it be quicker to just punch them?"
Though his mother is said to have been the Queen of Wales, his father is rumoured to be a supernatural incubus that lived in the space between the moon and the earth. He made many predictions in his youth.
Amongst those was the prophecy that led to the name of Merlin being known far and wide; after being proven right about the existences of the red and white dragons slumbering beneath Mount Emrys, he told of how they would awaken and battle each other.
In that prophecy of Merlin's passed down for posterity,
The red dragon represented Britain,
The white dragon represented the Saxons,
Under the great king, Britain would gather its strength,
And conquer both Gaul and Rome---
Such were the contents of the prophecy.
He also left many other prophecies behind, amongst which were those that told of war and of the king's death.
Merlin aided in the marriage of Uther Pendragon - Arthur's father - and his wife. Watching over King Arthur since before his birth, the stories say that he taught young Arthur many things, and witnessed his growth in the role of a foster father.
"The Eternally Shut Utopia"
Rank: C Type: Anti-Unit Noble Phantasm
Garden of Avalon.
Merlin reproduces the tower and surroundings in which he is still imprisoned to this day.
Flowers bloom across the land, bringing warm sunshine no matter what infernal darkness there is.
Even if the only space permitted to him was a prison ten metres around, and even if the landscape bestowed upon him is just that of a distant, boundless sky far above, that place continues to be an utopia.
Wherever the Mage of Flowers, Merlin, is, that place can never be a hell, but a land filled with hope.
A magecraft that misleads people. It encompasses manipulation of the mind, projection of virtual images into reality, and the like.
At rank A, besides the typical nightmares in the mental world, it is possible to create an entire illusionary village in reality, deceiving people that way.
A youth akin to a breeze blowing through the grassy plains.
A refreshing man of justice that can set everyone who stands before him at ease.
However, he seems to lack any sort of nervousness or sense of responsibility, so he also appears to be a shady fraudster.
While he is able to grasp things objectively and acknowledgesthe cruelty of the human world, he is also a rhetorician who can put a positive spin on it by saying, "But, isn't that what makes things fun?"
He likes the human world, he likes pranks, and he likes women.
The Mage of Flowers responds to most things with a refreshing smile, saying "Well, well".
Though he may appear to have a perfectly happy personality untroubled by anything, Merlin himself is fully aware that he does not belong in human society... and so is unable to breach that final step... that wall called friendship.
Ultimately, he watches over the world day and night in order for the humans to find happiness.
Hero Creation: EX
A technique to artificially create and nurture a king.
Merlin, who could be said to be King Arthur's true father, is one of the foremost king-makers in the world.
Blood which is mixed with that of an inhuman being.
Merlin is considered to be a mixed-blood of an incubus, and has completely inherited the traits of one.
Independent Manifestation: A
A skill to manifest in this world independently.
Originally, Merlin cannot be summoned as a Heroic Spirit.
That is because he has not died in any possible future.
Becoming a Servant to a Master is a means to express his personal desires, or in other words, his hobby.
In order to realize this hobby of his, he obtained through his own power a skill which would normally be possessed only by a particular, special Class, and is now pretending to have been summoned as a Servant.
Despite having excellent clairvoyance which foresaw the fall of the Round Table and Britain's crisis, he left Britain without saying a word of it to King Arthur.
There are many theories as to why Merlin did not inform King Arthur of his fate, but it is said that he sided not with individuals, but loved only fate.
Afterwards, Merlin drifted to the utopian Avalon, and imprisoned himself in the "tower" of his own will. Without being able to die, he would observe the human world until it ended.
...As if to say that it was a fitting end for a foolish man, who involved himself in the fate of a single girl upon a playful whim.