- 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!
- -- 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.
- Magic: Incalculable levels of mystical prowess.
- Levitation: Merlin has demonstrated magical flight.
- Hypnosis Merlin was able to elicit information from Jason Blood by making eye contact.
- Teleportation Merlin is able to teleport himself, and others to various locations and dimensions, such as; Hell, Earth and the Region Beyond.
- Summoning: Merlin summoned the wolf Nero to defend him.
- 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.
- 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.
- Eternity Book: Given to Merlin by his father.
- Philosopher's Stone: Inadvertently created by Belial at the time of Merlin's conception.
- Crystal Ball of Merlin: Permits the user to communicate with persons in other dimensions. Merlin gave it to the Justice League of America after they helped save Magic-Land.
- 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 Wikipedia.org.
- 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.
- 111 Appearances of Merlin (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Merlin (New Earth)
- 8 Quotations by or about Merlin (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Merlin (New Earth)
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