The very essence of the wonderfully weird wizard that dominates the King Arthur legends is rooted in mystery. Merlyn is a powerful teacher and a kind friend, though his absentmindedness leads Arthur into trouble. He’s already lived in the future and is fully aware of what will occur as he continues to grow younger over the years. He is the main majestic force behind Arthur’s ideals and power. This character has graced countless novels and bedtime stories, enlivening each with his quirkiness.