Again, Merlin sought out the Gods to learn magic because he wanted to help people. He was well aware of Wart/Arthur's fate because he was assigned specifically to prepare him for his role as king. He has a longstanding rivalry with Mim, whom he still constantly battles with, but his real rival is Morgana LeFay. After his death at the hands of his traitorous apprentice Horvath, he Ascended To A Higher Plane Of Existence and joined the High Council. Currently planning to invite dozens of strangers as new recruits in the battle utilizing magic cards containing powers of various members of the crew.