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Quote1 I will retrieve my eternity book -- I will have my revenge on my hated brother -- and this time I will entrap him forever -- or I will destroy him! Quote2
-- Merlin src

Merlin was one of the greatest magicians of his time, and was counselor to King Arthur. As the son of Belial, he was half-brother of Etrigan, and summoned this demon to fight the enemies of Camelot, by binding the creature in the body of Jason Blood.




  • Music: A pentatonic scale played backwards in C in an allegro tempo will put Merlin into a hypnotic trance. He will follow the source mindlessly.[8]
  • Hawthorn: According to Asteroth, the hawthorn plant is a, "Strong, strong magic-bane." It's unknown exactly how it affected Merlin when he entered it, only that he disappeared from Earth's plane and was then held captive in Hell.[8]


  • This character is an adaptation of Merlin, a character in traditional stories. These include, but may not be limited to religious texts, myth, and/or folk lore. More information on the original can be found at
  • In the pre-Crisis Multiverse, Earth-Two, Earth-S and Earth-One each had a separate and distinct Merlin. On the post-Crisis New Earth, those three characters were combined into one being.
  • While the character was created by Rafael Astarita for New Comics Vol 1, this version of the character was refined and redesigned by Jack Kirby. Portrayals of Merlin outside the Demon mythos may differ greatly in appearance, history and behavior.
  • Merlin has had many titles over his career which include the Sorcerer, the Enchanter, the Power and the Prince of Lies.


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