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Villain Overview
Morgana: My, you are strong! Strong enough to wield my weapon, strong enough to be my gracious host! You open a big-enough door, something's bound to escape!
Claire: The portal! The sickness! The signs under my bed!
Morgana: You've already told Gunmar all he needs to know but since I'm out and about, I thought we kill Merlin's Trollhunter as soon as we get him alone!
~ Morgana taunting Claire before possessing her.
The Eternal Night is here!
~ Morgana's most famous line as she is released from her prison, also her last words before being trapped in the Shadow Realm.

Morgana (real name: Morgan le Fay) is the overarching antagonist of the DreamWorks computer-animated TV series trilogy Tales of Arcadia, serving as the main antagonist of the first installment, Trollhunters (specifically being the unseen overarching antagonist of Part 1, the overarching antagonist of Part 2, and the main antagonist of Part 3), one of the overarching antagonists of the second installment, 3Below, and an upcoming antagonist of the third installment, Wizards. She also appears as the overarching antagonist of the Trollhunters novel series, appearing in Age of the Amulet, The Way of the Wizard, and Angor Reborn, and is mentioned in the Dark Horse graphic novel The Felled. She is set to appear in the upcoming video game Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia.

She is a powerful witch who was Merlin's pupil before she betrayed him and became his sworn enemy, and served as Claire's possessor. Being merciless and sadistic, Morgana's ultimate goal is to unleash the Eternal Night upon the world and destroy mankind through Gunmar and the Gumm-Gumms. She was also Angor Rot's mistress before his redemption.

She is voiced by Lena Headey, who also played Ma-Ma in Dredd, Aunt Grandma in Uncle Grampa, Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, and Big Mama in Rise of the TMNT.

Physical Appearance

She's beautiful… but totally evil. Yeah. Yeah. We have to stop her.
~ Tobias Domzalski being distracted about Morgana's beauty before he focuses on defeating her.

In her physical form, Morgana appears as a beautiful woman with fair skin and green eyes, being clad in golden armor that covers her entire body except her eyes, mouth, and hands. She wears a green cape attached to the back of her armor. Her helmet has an emerald encrusted slightly above her forehead, and she wears a green prosthetic where her left hand once was, which was because her hand was cut off by Merlin.

In her spirit form, Morgana appears as a fiery humanoid being, and her eyes glow green. Unlike in her physical form, her cape is a golden yellow.

Personality

You are my champion. You will stand by my side… when the world becomes mine. (Angor: And what of Gunmar?) Gunmar is a pawn, a brute to get what I want. In time, he will be disposed of.
~ Morgana revealing to Angor Rot that she is merely using Gunmar as a tool for her scheme.

Morgana is a self-serving, malicious, cruel, and manipulative witch who will do anything to get what she wants, and one of the biggest threats that Team Trollhunters has ever faced. She is a master manipulator, as she created the War for the Surface Lands between mankind and trollkind by sowing seeds of corruption between both races. Her manipulativeness even extended to the point where she took the form of Barbara Lake to convince Stricklander to use the Shadow Staff to close the portal so Claire would be trapped in the Shadow Realm, and she even reveals to Angor Rot that Gunmar is nothing more than her pawn and she will kill him when he's no longer needed, while at the same time telling Angor that he is her champion and that he will stand by her side when the world becomes hers, even though, in reality, Angor is just another pawn and she will use anyone to get what she wants.

She is incredibly treacherous, scheming and cruel, as she made a deal with Angor Rot that if he gives her his soul, then she will give him the power to defend his village; however, she cheated on her deal by ruthlessly enslaving his soul by turning it into the Inferna Copula, which she used to force him against his own will so he could kill Merlin's Trollhunters. When Angor Rot redeemed himself after being reminded by the current Trollhunter, Jim Lake, Jr., of the hero he once was, Morgana saw him as a failure as she exclaimed that he is supposed to fight for her, thus showing that she hates redeeming qualities.

Morgana is also extremely sadistic, as she would find the worst ways when dealing with an opponent. She enjoyed every bit of brutalizing and mocking Merlin during their battle in Heartstone Trollmarket. As there were so many ways to kill him, she decided to use them all, but became furious when the souls of past Trollhunters possessed many Gumm-Gumms and came to fight her and protect Merlin, killing many of the possessed Gumm-Gumms in the process. Additionally, she attempted to kill Jim in his half-troll form by flinging him into the fiery twister instead of giving him a speedy death.

Of course, what makes her all the eviler are her destructive characteristics and her genocidal tendencies. As Merlin stated, Morgana craves chaos, which was the very reason why she created the War for the Surface Lands in the first place. She wants to rule the entire world with her widespread chaos and malice, starting by releasing the Eternal Night upon it, which would keep the sun from shining on the Earth permanently and allow trollkind to consume mankind. However, she does not truly care about trolls, as evidenced when she killed some Gumm-Gumms to cause the Eternal Night, and that she was using Gunmar and Angor as her puppets. She especially hates Merlin as he created the Amulet of Daylight with her left hand, something he took away from her, even though that only happened when she betrayed him, making her excuse extremely petty compared to her horrendous actions. Thus, this makes Morgana an even worse threat than Gunmar, as she has some form of moral agency and is more powerful than him.

Powers and Abilities

You think I'm powerful now? Just wait until the Eternal Night frees me from my PRISON!
~ Morgana gloating through Claire about how powerful she truly is in her true form.

Being a witch who is associated with magic and having experimented it with Merlin before her betrayal, Morgana is capable of many powers and abilities. With everything she is capable of, no one is safe whenever she's involved. She is considered to be one of the most powerful beings in existence, who can only be rivaled by a full-powered Merlin. She easily outclasses the Trollhunters and was seconds away from killing them if not for Angor's intervention.

Powers

  • Immortality: As a witch who existed before mankind, Morgana is a true immortal and can live forever. Not even the Sword of Daylight can penetrate her, as shown when Jim tried to kill her with it, she suffered no injuries.
  • Pyrokinesis: Morgana is can use flames at her will, as she used a fiery twister to begin the Eternal Night.
  • Magic Blasts: Morgana is capable of creating very powerful magic blasts that are able to kill several people. She tried to use this on Jim's friends, but he took the blast instead even though he was able to survive, as he was a half-troll by then.
  • Telekinesis: Morgana can lift objects with her magical powers using only her thoughts.
  • Shapeshifting: Morgana is able to change her form into anyone she wants, such as when she disguised herself as Barbara Lake to persuade Stricklander into closing the portal.
  • Necromancy: Morgana is powerful enough to bring back others from the dead, as shown when she resurrected Angor Rot and gave him his soul back so he could be her pawn once more.
  • Flight: As a witch, Morgana is able to fly at great speed and even levitate with ease.
  • Mind Control: Morgana was able to brainwash Claire into bringing Angor Rot's head to her as part of a scheme to free herself. She was also close to controlling Strickler, until Blinky stepped in just in time.
  • Possession: Aside from brainwashing someone, Morgana is also able to use her spirit to possess people as well. She possessed Claire to force her to attempt to kill Jim in the living room of her house, even taking control of her body while Claire's spirit was in the Shadow Realm.
  • Astral Projection: Despite her imprisonment, Morgana was able to make an astral projection of herself, which takes the form of a woman made out of flames.

Abilities

  • Manipulation: Morgana is excellent at manipulating those around her. This is especially shown during her interactions with Angor Rot, who gave her his own soul in exchange for power so he could protect his village, though Morgana wiped out his memories of even being a hero. Later on, she even manipulated him that he was her champion while Gunmar is just a pawn.
  • Staffsmanship: Morgana was able to use the Staff of Avalon in her Eternal Night ritual, and can even use it during her combat with Merlin.
  • Tactician: While she was still imprisoned, Morgana became the spiritual advisor of the Janus Order, who worshiped her, so that Gunmar could be freed from the Darklands. She would later use Gunmar to free herself from her prison so she could bring forth the Eternal Night.

Appearances

Appearances in the Trilogy

Trollhunters

Part 1

  • "It's About Time" (flashback)

Part 2

  • "Grand Theft Otto" (voice)
  • "Just Add Water" (mentioned)
  • "Creepslayerz" (mentioned)
  • "The Reckless Club" (mentioned)
  • "In the Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King"

Part 3

  • "A Night Patroll"
  • "Arcadia's Most Wanted" (voice)
  • "Bad Coffee"
  • "So I'm Dating a Sorceress"
  • "The Exorcism of Claire Nunez"
  • "Parental Guidance"
  • "The Oath" (mentioned)
  • "For the Glory of Merlin"
  • "In Good Hands" (cameo)
  • "A House Divided"
  • "Jimhunters"
  • "The Eternal Knight: Part 1"
  • "The Eternal Knight: Part 2"

Novels

  • Age of the Amulet (cameo)
  • The Way of the Wizard
  • Angor Reborn

Graphic Novels

  • The Felled (mentioned)

Video Games

  • Defenders of Arcadia (upcoming)

3Below

Part 2

  • "Moving Day" (somewhat mentioned)
  • "A Glorious End: Part Two" (mentioned)

Quotes

I have many names.
~ Morgana's first line.
You fool, your flesh is worth nothing.
~ Morgana about to take control of Angor Rot's body.
Claire: Pale Lady, I bring Angor Rot.
Morgana: My champion! Again, you shall RISE and set me FREE! As for you, my child, we are linked now, now and for all of time. Your mind, your essence, together, we… are… one.
~ Morgana receiving Angor Rot's head from Claire Nuñez, saying she wants to be free of her imprisonment.
I will return. I will return. (voice gets creepier) I will return. I will return.
~ Morgana before creepily reaching out her right hand out of the Janus Order's phonograph at Dictatious' ear.
Call to me, and the key to the Eternal Night… it is yours.
~ Morgana to Gunmar through a book.
Morgana: Then we shall show you the way.
Gunmar: We?
Morgana: My child and my champion.
~ Morgana telling Gunmar that she, Claire, and Angor will show him the key to the Eternal Night.
Morgana: Hello, darling! Claire, is it?
Claire: This… is… not… real!
Morgana: Sorry, dear. Did I scare you?
Claire: This isn't real! I… I'm imagining this. (tries to escape but the door slams in her face)
Morgana: You think I'm just a reflection you can run away from? (turns into her true form) I'm under your skin.
Claire: Get out of me! (slaps herself)
Morgana: You're only hurting herself.
Claire: Who are you?
Morgana: I have many names. You can call me…
Morgana!
~ Morgana introducing herself to Claire in the bathroom.
What a brave little mongrel. How sweet… and stupid!
~ Morgana to NotEnrique while possessing Claire.
I don't feel like myself tonight.
~ Morgana to Darci Scott while possessing Claire.
Are you coming, little lamb?
~ Morgana taking the hand of the current Trollhunter, Jim, while possessing Claire.
I know. We'll have to walk. I left my Skathe-Hrün at home.
~ Morgana revealing that the Shadow Staff is at Claire's house while speaking through her.
Jim: What are you doing?
Morgana: Trying to kill you!
~ Morgana trying to kill Jim by using Claire's body.
Morgana: There is no Claire. I am… Morgana!
Jim: Who?
Morgana: The Eldritch Queen, Baba Yaga, the Pale Lady, ugh! I have many names.
~ Morgana introducing herself to Jim in Claire's house while possessing her.
I am your doom!
~ Morgana trying to suck Jim into the Shadow Realm.
Claire is not here!
~ Morgana revealing to Jim that she is possessing Claire's body.
After I feast on your souls, agony will rule for a thousand millennia.
~ Morgana to Jim and Blinky.
You cannot contain me, trollish whelp. I am the Eldritch Queen of the Seventh Plane, Baba Yaga, the Pale Lady; I have slung scores of Merlin's fools!
~ Morgana boasts about herself.
What poor little lambs. My work here is done. Gunmar knows how to bring the Eternal Night. All you can do is sit back and watch the world as it burns.
~ Morgana telling Jim and Blinky to give up.
Traitorous impure, I created you!
~ Morgana to Stricklander.
Get out of my head, child!
~ Morgana making sure Claire’s spirit isn’t returned to her body.
You dare wield a weapon of my power! My Skathe-Hrün will be your end!
~ Morgana tries to take control of the Shadow Staff again from Claire.
You brought the fallen Gumm-Gumm.
~ Morgana to Gunmar.
Centuries ago, you came to me at ease. I granted you power and in return you served me faithfully. Take your soul back, detade it as your own and live again. You shall serve me once more, Angor Rot!
~ Morgana resurrecting Angor Rot.
Today, the sacrifice of a few will bring forth the Eternal Night and your freedom.
~ Morgana during her speech to the Gumm-Gumms.
Aren't you thrilled by your kind's victory, or have you lost your faith?
~ Morgana to Angor Rot.
Goodbye, old friend…
~ Morgana about to kill Merlin.
Don't despair, weak ones, your lives will soon be over.
~ Morgana meets Jim in his half-troll form.
Merlin's champion! I have so been looking forward to meeting you… and then killing you. Good evening and… good night.
~ Morgana trying to kill Jim in his half-troll form.
Behold Trollhunter, the beauty of the Night Eternal.
~ Morgana about the Eternal Night.
Merlin never told you what he used to craft your amulet, DID HE?! HE TOOK MY LEFT HAND!!!
~ Morgana reveals that Merlin removed her left hand in order to make the amulet.
I showed your friends mercy, Trollhunter, so they could watch you DIE!
~ Morgana about to kill Jim.
My champion, on time for the grand finale. For your efforts, I give you the honor of finishing him.
~ Morgana trying to get Angor to kill Jim.
Angor: WITCH, I AM NO ONE'S PAWN!!
Morgana: (to Jim) You! What did you tell him?
Angor: The boy reminded me who I fight for!
Morgana: You fight for ME!
~ Morgana discovers that Jim told Angor his true past after he redeems himself.
Death is all there is for you!
~ Morgana during her fight with Angor Rot.
You think that toy can kill me? I am no troll. I CAN'T BE KILLED!
~ Morgana telling in rage that the Eclipse Blade (or anything else) can’t kill her.
Die, Trollhunters!
~ Morgana trying to kill Claire, Toby, Blinky, and AAARRRGGHH!!!.

Trivia

  • Morgana is the foremost villain in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, as her betrayal of Merlin would lead to many events in the trilogy. She craved chaos and begun the conflict between humans and trolls, which would lead to the birth of Gunmar, the central antagonist of Trollhunters; she brainwashed Angor Rot into being her slave by using the Inferna Copula; her Eternal Night attack would give time for the Zeron Alpha and the first OMEN bot help General Morando to hack into the Mothership and try to steal the royal life cores; and the video of the start of the Eternal Night that Colonel Kubritz showed Morando helped him on how he can enter Trollmarket without a Horngazel so he can claim Gaylen's Core for himself.
  • When Morgana makes the Inferna Copula, she does so with her right hand. Ironically, in "The Hall of the Gumm-Gumm King", her right-hand does not glow, unlike her face and her left hand. This is because her right hand is actually part of her body, while her left hand is a prosthetic.
  • This version of Morgana is both based Morgan le Fay from Authurian mythology and Baba Yaga from Russian folklore as one character.
  • Despite having the appearance of a human, one of her titles is the Eldritch Queen of the Seventh Plane, and it's revealed in the graphic novel The Felled that a Trollhunter named Spar the Spiteful mentioned Morgana when mankind were primitive cave people.
  • Morgana is one of the three Tales of Arcadia villains to be the evilest, the other two being Queen Usurna and General Morando.

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