Episode 13: Character Study: Morgana

cover art in which Merlin wears a headset with microphone and holds up a finger to his lips as if to tell you to be quiet

In today’s episode, MissSnowFox and momo take a closer look at the show’s other leading lady, Morgana, and how her character developed over the seasons. The legendary Morgaine is introduced as well, and of course we also take a look at fanworks.

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Statistics

AO3 stats on 23 Jan, 2018:

  • 6,054 works tagged with “Morgana (Merlin)”

Top 5 pairings:

  • 936 Merlin/Morgana
  • 931 Gwen/Morgana
  • 383 Leon/Morgana
  • 308 Morgana/Morgause
  • 233 Morgana/Arthur

Further combinations*

  • 148 Gwaine/Morgana
  • 62 Gwen/Merlin/Morgana/Arthur
  • 55 Mordred/Morgana
  • 51 Morgana/Uther Pendragon
  • 30 Morgana/Vivian
  • 26 Freya/Morgana
  • 28 Merlin/Morgana/Arthur
  • 21 Mithian/Morgana
  • 18 Lancelot/Morgana
  • 17 Agravaine/Morgana
  • 15 Gwen/Lancelot/Morgana
  • 14 Elena/Morgana
  • 11 Kara/Morgana
  • 9 Alvarr/Morgana
  • 7 Elyan/Morgana
  • 7 Gwen/Merlin/Morgana
  • 3 Gwen/Mithian/Morgana

*Disclaimer: Momo didn’t check all the combinations of Gwen with every single minor character.

Recs & Related Fanworks

Depsoiled by astolat, Podfic by EosRose – This is the fic momo couldn’t remember the name of during the podcast, the one with Morgana and Merlin learning how to scry.
We’re a Storm in Somebody Else’s Teacup by paperclipbitch, Podfic by Twlight_Angel
Kin by Selena
you’ll meet me halfway by growlery, Podfic by akikotree
The Bittersweet Between My Teeth by paperclipbitch
Morgana Pemdragon | Never Surrender edited by AloraVideos
Morgana || Feelign Like a Ghost edited by ilikeyou31x
Morgana Pendragon | Comes and Goes edited by SunnyVids

4 thoughts on “Episode 13: Character Study: Morgana

  1. YES, this! It always bugged me about Morgana just suddenly hating Arthur and Gwen. Like, I guess I understand with Merlin because he poisoned her and Morgause probably twisted that to make her hate him, but legit, Arthur was clearly different from his father as he knighted peasants and married Gwen and then in Herald of a New Age he forgave Druids and later knighted Mordred (although he didn’t know about his magic). Honestly, the only reason Arthur was refusing to accept magic was BECAUSE of Morgana, because she used magic to ensure Uther’s death. Does she not realize that if she let magic heal Uther then Arthur would owe magic? If she had been honest, she could have convinced Arthur that magic isn’t evil and could have helped him change the law and I just…. get angry whenever I think about it.

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