Morgana Le Fay Dec 22, 2011 22:04:05 GMT -5
Post by mysery on Dec 22, 2011 22:04:05 GMT -5
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.:Name of Character:. Morgana Le Fay
.:Nick Name:. Lady Morgana, The Witch, Morgy
.:Age:. 22 years old
.:Status:. Nomad (Former Nobility and Royalty)| ~ â¢ ~ | Appearance | ~ â¢ ~ |
.:Physical Appearance:. A born Lady, Morgana has had nobility bred into her from a young age. It is a title she takes very seriously, and her appearance reflects this. Morgana holds her head high when she enters a room and has near perfect posture, as she was taught by those around her and stands to her full height of approximately five foot seven. Regality has been expected of her since she was young and she holds herself accordingly, demanding respect when she is around others.
Unblemished, save for a few marks and scars she has gathered over the years, Morgana's complexion is a smooth and pale cream. A light webbing of fine lines marrs her knuckles from fighting with swords, and she has a slight scar line on her wrist from a sewing needle when she was younger, but aside from those and a select few freckles, Morgana possesses no other visible markings on her body. Her hair falls in dark waves down to the middle of her back and is a very dark brown that borders on black. She often wears it in different styles, depending on the demands of her day, but she rarely wears it completely down. In addition to this, her eyes are deceptive as the light can make them appear both green and blue. When her magic is in use though the iris flashes a honey golden hue. The frame of lashes around her eyes are slightly thick, but they add to the overall softness of her features, save for her jaw, which is slightly square and becomes even more pronounced when she is angry. High cheekbones give her face an aristocratic edge and her slender neck is emphasised by her sharply defined collarbones.
Usually, Morgana favors elegant dresses and cloaks befitting her station as a Lady of Camelot, however she has been known to forgo those luxuries for something more comfortable. Such as her battle gear and travelling wear. Colour means nothing to Morgana, however she does quite adore forest greens and lovely shades of blue and purple. As of late though, her clothing has reflected the more dark shift in her personality and now she favours darker cloaks and black garments.
.:Height:. 5' 7"
.:Portrayed by:. The Incredibly Stunning Katie McGrath| ~ â¢ ~ | Personality | ~ â¢ ~ |
.:Personality:. At odds perhaps with her upbringing, Morgana has always possessed a rather fiesty and cheeky personality. Her strong will and fiercely independent nature has developed over the course of her life, though it was displayed early on. A combination of her time spent in Camelot alongside Prince Arthur, and taking after her father Gorlois, Morgana is not one to back down from a challenge or flee from danger. It could be percieved as weakness, but the Lady of Camelot also has the sense to understand that sometimes hiding or retreating is neccessary. She has always been one to stand up for what she believed in, even doing so against the King and Prince on multiple occasions during her youth. This is a hint at the determined nature Morgana harbours. When she sets her mind to something, it would take an all out assault to make her change it. This trait has come in useful over the years however, as she has often been a voice of reason to the Prince and her nature has made her unable to give up on those causes.
From growing up around the Prince, Morgana also has quite the sense of humor, though it leans more towards sarcasm and personal jokes rather than practical ones. Growing up, she and Arthur have spent much time sparring verbally and that is something which has persisted into her adult life as well.
Respected by those around her, Morgana is a fierce friend and highly protective of those she allows close to her, even willing to walk into battle to defend them. Her personality lends her a certain ruthlessness and sense of fairness that means Morgana will always repay her debts to friends and will do everything in her power to make things right where she percieves a wrong has occurred. In addition to this, she also posseses quite a wrathful side, which can be downright vindictive and petty when she is pushed beyond her limits. Thankfully, Morgana has tight control over herself for the most part, so it is rare that she allows that side of herself out. Her intelligence makes her resourceful and cunning and, as of late, her fear for her life has led her to breaking free of her dependency on others for assistance.
The knowledge, or suspicion, that Morgana has magic terrified the young woman, but it has also done some good in her life. Initially disapproving of Uther's view regarding magic and those with it, the development of her own gifts has made this resolve even firmer. Morgana now wholly believes Uther to be wrong and has come to understand that he is unreasonable and unfair when it comes to those like her. She slowly grew more confident in herself and her views until the point where she came to stand against Uther completely. Learning that she had a sister changed Morgana, as her loyalties shifted alongside it and her hatred for Uther deepened. The betrayal by one of her friends and the subsequent year she spent away from Camelot solidifed that change and Morgana's personality darkened exponentially. She was now far more ruthless in her pursuits, putting aside those previous friendships and loyalties in favor of her sister and her ideals.
The death of Morgause hit Morgana hard. She was the only real family she had left in the world in her eyes, and now her anger and hatred towards Camelot, and Merlin, has grown even more. Now she believes the only person she can rely upon is herself and that it is her responsibility to bring down Camelot and reclaim the throne.
.:Strengths:. Strong willed, brave, learned sword user, intelligent, loyal to a fault, diplomatic (when required), dedicated, cunning, manipulative.
.:Weaknesses:. Stubborn, sewing (she never got the hang of it), easily angered, lack of propriety (sometimes), ignores rules, ignorant when overly emotional or angry.
.:Magic Abilities:. At first, Morgana was plagued by recurring nightmares. Initially, she had been unable to remember what occurred in her dreams, though she was troubled by them nonetheless. Gaius prescribed her sleeping draughts which helped, for a little while, in preventing the dreams, but they eventually returned, this time even worse. The dreams then began to come true, something that terrified Morgana. Over time, she came to understand that her dreams were in fact visions and that she could see the future. Her dreams were only a precursor though and strange things began to happen around her. It took Morgana little while to understand that she was the cause of them. Thanks to her sister, she is now capable of performing magic with simply a thought, though for some uses of her power she does use incantations. She was born with her gifts, but they only began to manifest dramatically in recent years. She still has prophetic dreams, though they are fewer than previously. Morgana is now considered to be a Priestess of the Old Religion, perhaps one of the last in existance in Albion.
.:Special Skills:. First and foremost, Morgana Le Fay was once the Lady of Camelot. As the Kingdom has no Queen, nor Princess, she had been raised to stand in at those gatherings where it was required. As such, Morgana has grown into quite the diplomatic young woman. She possesses an intelligence that allows her to observe and understand that which goes on around her, as well as a charisma and charm that makes it rather easy for her to garner favor with those she approaches. These are skills she put to good use as the Lady of Camelot and now in her pursuits to bring down the kingdom she once called home.
In addition to this, though it would perhaps be frowned upon by some, Morgana is quite skilled with a sword. She is quite capable of holding her own against men larger than her, and has demonstrated this skill multiple times. Most notably, she helped defend Merlin's village from raiders and stood against multiple foes with ease. She has even sparred with Prince Arthur and boasts that she has in fact bested him at least once. He of course denies it, but it cannot be disputed that Morgana knows her way around a sword. That's not to say she's not vulnerable. Morgana can be overwhelmed and beaten in combat. She isn't very skilled with other weapons either, however now she has learned to compensate for this with her magic, which she can also use to protect herself.
.:Accents:. Though she was born in Camelot, Morgana's mother initially hailed from another land and, as such, had an accent her daughter quickly picked up. It is a mixture of a highborn English accent and Irish brogue, which becomes far more apparent when she speaks in fits of anger.| ~ â¢ ~ | History | ~ â¢ ~ |
.:Birthplace:. Kingdom of Camelot
- Uther Pendragon - Guardian & Father: Uther was close friends with Gorlois, Morgana's father, and a knight of Camelot. While away in battle, he was killed, however Uther had promised to look after Morgana should anything happen to him. So, upon his death, Morgana was brought to Camelot and adopted as Uther's daughter and ward. Growing up, she often challenged the King, and still does. She does not fear him quite as much as others in the court, and holds no worries about standing up to him should it be required. She is bold, and forthcoming about her own views and beliefs, even if they clash with the King's. She honestly believes in doing what is right, no matter the consequences. What Morgana didn't know was that, as a result of an affair between Uther and Vivienne, Morgana is actually the daughter of Uther, not Gorlois. This is a fact she has since become aware of and has used to her advantage.
- Arthur Pendragon - Adoptive Brother: Arthur and Morgana, though unaware they were related by blood, treat each other as one would expect a brother and sister pair. With thinly veiled insults and a preparation to kill anyone who hurts the other. She see's Arthur as someone she can trust explicitly, though they do clash over Uther's views sometimes as Arthur seeks to uphold it, and Morgana snorts at them. Her regard of her 'brother' has since changed for Morgana as she now knows they are indeed half siblings. That makes Arthur competition for the throne she feels entitled to, and now that he has been crowned king, she has vowed to end Arthur just as she did Uther.
- Morgause Le Fay - Half Sister: Morgana initially didn't know of her relation to Morgause, but once it came to light, she quickly aligned herself with her sister. It was Morgause that taught her how to control her magic and saved her life after Merlin's betrayal. She loves her sister very much, evidenced by the fact she halted her attack on Camelot to rescue her, as Morgause had done for her a year earlier. Sacrificing her as she did was the hardest thing Morgana ever had to do and she misses her greatly.
- Gorlois Le Fay - Father: Morgana's father was killed in battle when she was ten years old. She has few memories of him, however the ones she does possess are of a strong, brave man who was loyal to Uther and a close friend of the King. She loved him dearly, and she often visits his resting place. Discussing his death fills her with a great sadness and she often goes quiet at mentions of him. Morgana still likes to think of Gorlois as her real father, though she knows now this is not true.
- Vivienne Le Fay - Mother: Her mother passed away from illness two years before Gorlois died in battle. Again, Morgana remembers little of her, but she adored her nonetheless. Though she knows little about her, she strives to be a good lady to make her mother proud of her even in death.
- Guinevère: Gwen was Morgana's closest friend, aside from Arthur, and their friendship had blossomed out of their relationship as Lady and Maidservant bringing them together at a young age. Morgana spares little thought for status between them, and often insists that Gwen call her by name rather than title. Morgana was angry at Uther for treating Gwen as he did and executing her father, though she spent all the time she could with her to comfort her friend. Guinevère is one person Morgana would die for and would never think of betraying. They often share jokes and castle gossip and Morgana loves the flowers Gwen often brings her. Morgana knows the future regarding Gwen, and has sworn to prevent it at all costs. The throne of Camelot is hers.
- Merlin: Though her time with Merlin is considerably less than with Gwen or Arthur, Morgana still considers him a friend. He has always been a willing ear for her when she was troubled, and she feels a connection with him, though it is only subtle. He has always been willing to help her and she admires his bravery in doing what is right and just. As a result, Morgana counts him as one of her true friends. That was until his ultimate betrayal of her. Now, he is an enemy that Morgana will relish killing. Especially for what he helped do to her sister.
.:Occupation:. Former Lady of Camelot and Uther's Ward, now a Priestess of the Old Religion.
.:Current Location of Residence:. Previously Camelot Castle, currently a hut in the woods.
.:History:. Born the youngest daughter of Gorlois and Vivienne Le Fay, Morgana grew up believing she was an only child. Unaware that she had a slightly older sister, her parents doted on the pale skinned, dark haired young girl. Gorlois, being a friend of King Uther of Camelot, and a knight of the kingdom, meant that Morgana was known to the royal family early on in her life. Around her eighth birthday unfortunately, her mother fell ill and it wasn't long after that Vivienne passed away, leaving Morgana to raised by her father alone. Gorlois never remarried and devoted himself to the caring of and raising of his daughter, as well as the protection of Camelot. Two years passed in blissful happiness, however it wasn't meant to last. When Morgana was barely ten years old, King Uther sent her father into battle. A battle from which he never returned.
Grief stricken, the young girl was taken in by the King, as per a promise he had made to his old friend before his departure, to always watch over her. Though she was sad, Morgana eventually settled into Camelot, and her role as Lady. Having been an only child, it took her a little longer to adjust to suddenly having something akin to a sibling in Prince Arthur and, more often than not, she found him annoyingly irritating. Especially when he played pranks on her. She was still saddened by the death of her father and essentially being alone in the world, but with time, Morgana came to regard the King and Prince as close to family as she could have. It was only a scant few years later that Morgana was given a maidservant whom would serve her.
Guinevère turned out to be so much more than that however. As they were close in age, Morgana quickly found a friend in Gwen and, despite their differences in status, she would even have named Gwen her best friend. Morgana and Gwen practically grew up together and having a friend in her servant helped shape Morgana into the Lady she would become. Just because Guinevère was a servant didn't mean she was beneath Morgana. In fact, she preferred her company to that of the ladies in the court.
As time passed, Morgana grew into quite a beautiful and well respected young woman, often seen alongside the King and Prince. Many considered her a fine lady and she was approached quite a few times regarding a potential marriage, however Morgana, holding no interest in such a union, declined every time. Her independent nature and strong will drove off a fair few of those suitors also, a fact she is in no small way proud of.
From a very young age, Morgana was haunted by troubling dreams, and this was exasperated by the fact she could never quite remember what her dreams were about. It wasnt until she was older that this began to change, and her dreams became increasingly more vivid. The sleeping draughts given to her by Gaius began to fail and Morgana came to realise that her dreams were far more than simple nightmares.
When Guinevère's father, Tom, was put to death for the supposed use of sorcery, Morgana grew increasingly angry with her guardian. For a while now, she had disagreed with his policy on sorcery, on the horrible treatment of those with magic, but with this event, it grew exponentially. She even went as far as arranging a plot to have Uther killed. A plot which she ultimately foiled herself when her torn emotions regarding the King forced her to protect him from the assassin.
Morgana soon came to discover that her dreams were far from simple dreams, when other strange occurrences began around her. She set fire to her chambers and shattered glass multiple times before she began to understand. She had magic. This terrified Morgana like nothing else, as she knew that if Uther discovered it, she would be put to death. Fear drove her to Merlin in the hopes that he could help her. The Druids were his answer and she sought them out. Unfortunately, before they could help her, Morgana was forced to return to Camelot and Uther.
She didn't know what drew her to the woman Morgause when she arrived in Camelot, and subsequently summoned her for a meeting, but Morgana found herself agreeing with her on the subject of Uther. He was a tyrant who would sooner execute her if he discovered her magic. Unaware that Morgause was using her as a living host for her spell, Morgana was returned to Camelot. She believed it was her magic that kept her from falling asleep like everyone around her was, and the appearance of Merlin and Arthur reassured her somewhat. She was thankful that Merlin didn't explain her suspicions as to why she was immune to whatever was happening, but she couldn't have predicted what would happen next as they planned to save the King.
The drink was cool and soothing, but it didn't take long before she began to have trouble breathing. Merlin's tears confirmed it. He had poisoned her. Confused, betrayed and fearful, Morgana struggled for breath, choking until she finally fell unconscious. It was many days later that she finally awoke to find Morgause tending her. Once again confused, she told her to rest.
It wouldn't be for another year that Morgana would return to Camelot, though she was no longer the loving ward everyone believed her to be. Morgana had aligned herself with Morgause and was set on bringing down Uther. It was during one of these attempts, which was thwarted, that Morgana discovered she was actually Uther's biological daughter. He had had an affair with her mother, but refused to claim her, even after her parents demise. Angered, Morgana told her sister of this, who then proceeded to persuade Morgana that the throne of Camelot was hers by right then. Her goals then shifted and she sought the throne, and the end of Arthur, her rival for the crown. Though she didn't succeed in killing him, Morgana was crowned Queen of Camelot for a week. She ruled with an iron fist and tried to break the Knights, but before she could succeed, she was overthrown by Arthur.
In the battle, Morgause was injured and Morgana whisked her away to safety after bringing down the room. Another year later saw Morgana sacrifice her sister, at Morgause's insistence, to tear open the veil between the living and the dead to plague Camelot. That plan was foiled, but that hasn't stopped Morgana trying to bring down Uther. When she finally succeeded, Morgana then turned her attention to Arthur, the new King of Camelot, whom she has sworn to kill. Her fear over the sorcerer Emrys killing her is paramount in her mind and, having now met him, she knows he must die before he can kill her.