king arthur

Arthur Pendragon from Merlin

Whenever I think of Arthur, I can just imagine him calling for “Meeeerlin!” in a peeved, pompous voice. Bradley James brought a youthful incarnation of the once and future king of Camelot to life on British television screens (and various streaming services around the world), making him all the more relatable to young viewers. Arthur starts off as an arrogant, self-absorbed “prat,” according to his totally-not-magical manservant Merlin, but over the course of the series, he develops into a majestic ruler and responsible leader.

King Arthur from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

King Arthur is the main character inĀ Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a comedy spoof of the Arthurian legend acted out and written by the comedy troupe, Monty Python. The king, played by Graham Chapman and his squire, Patsy, travel throughout England searching for people to join the Knights of the Round Table. He recruits men such as Sir Bedevere the Wise and Sir Lancelot the Brave on his quest. Arthur intends to lead the men to Camelot, but after a musical number, he decides against it. Then he is visited by God, who gives him the task to find the Holy Grail.

Merlin

In the BBC series of the same name, Merlin (Colin Morgan) is a sorcerer, Dragonlord, and beloved friend/advisor to Prince Arthur Pendragon (Bradley James), the young heir to the throne. The series follows him and his adventures following his destiny in the kingdom of Camelot. His costume is often a combination of red, blue, and brown, although the blue and red pieces sometimes switch.

Kevin Matchstick

In the comic book series Mage, Kevin Matchstick is a young man who meets a wizard named Mirth. He learns that he possesses superhuman abilities and a magic baseball bat, using them to defeat an evil being named Umbra Sprite.