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Demoman! Would you have your eye back? Come find me!
~ Merasmus
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Merasmus (also known as Merasmus the Magician) is an antagonist in Team Fortress 2. He is the RED Soldier's former roommate and keeper of the Bombinomicon, a magic talking book of spells.

He was voiced by Nolan North, who also voiced Blutarch Mann, Redmond Mann in the same fragrance, and Penguin in Batman Arkham series.


When the RED Demoman was 7 years old, he discovered Merasmus while seeking work. Telling the young boy to clean his library yet warning him of the evil Bombinomicon, the Demoman did his work but ignored Merasmus' warning, looking into the cursed book. Ultimately, the Demoman lost his left eye to the book, and Merasmus was forced to remove it, causing Demo's eye to become cursed and unable to be repaired by any means, including the Medic's medigun. Years later, the magician's tumultuous relationship with the RED Soldier was revealed: he was his roommate who constantly suffered due to his idiotic antics. During the events of Soldier Needs a Home, Merasmus kicked the Soldier out of his castle for being a nuisance. When he found later that the Soldier trashed his home and evicted him, he took on a ghostly form and decided to attack the Soldier's team. He later moved to America and moved in with a new roommate, Tom Jones. When Soldier killed the latter man, Miss Pauling tricked him into checking Jones' pulse, causing him to be seen as the culprit when the police came in. Imprisoned, he continued to practice potion brewery while telling stories to other inmates. In both Blood Money and Gargoyles and Gravel, Merasmus owed money to the Japanese and Russian mafia respectively. Blood Money had him construct a giant theme park to summon a circus god, but he forgot to construct it over a burial ground: he allowed the mercenaries into his park so that their constant killing would make the park into a giant cemetary. Gravel and Gargoyles, meanwhile, has him borrowing money for an ancient artifact. He succesfully convinces the team to kill all the old Scream Fortress bosses so that he can get out of his debt. Merasmus (stylized as MERASMUS!) makes an appearance in the game as the boss the players must fight in Ghost Fort. He is also responsible for sending the mercs back in time in the game's Medieval Mode.  He makes a few cameos in other maps as well, and is responsible for summoning the Demoman's cursed eye Monoculus as well as the Headless Horseless Horsemann to fight the mercenaries. He also serves as the announcer in Carnival of Carnage.



  • Despite being a "Magician", he is actually closer to a chaotic-evil warlock or neutral-evil wizard.
  • The name "Merasmus" is a reference to the starvation disease Marasmus.
  • He claims that he is 6,000 years old, which places his birth in the Sumerian period.


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