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Morgana (Character)
from Excalibur (1981)

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"The Mists of Avalon" (2001)
Morgaine: No-one knows the real story of the great King Arthur of Camelot. Most of what you think you know about Camelot, Gwenhwyfar, Lancelot and the evil sorceress known as Morgaine le Fay, is nothing but lies. I should know, for I am Morgaine le Fay, priestess of the Isle of Avalon, where the ancient religion of the Mother Goddess was born.

Morgaine: All the unhappiness of the past seemed to be swept away when I saw my little brother Arthur for the first time.

Morgaine: As Lancelot made his decision, deep within me there stood something I had felt for no man before. Within days, on the orders of Viviane, I was on my way to take part in the fertility rites known as the Beltane feast. The ceremony she called, "The Great Marriage." To whom I would be given, I did not know. But Viviane assured me that the future of Avalon depended on my playing the role of the Virgin Huntress. And that my partner would be the man that killed the King Stag. As I returned to the holy isle, a great longing gripped my heart. I hoped that the man at the Beltane rites had been Lancelot, but I had never seen his face. There had been no hint as to who he really was.

Viviane: Morgause thinks of nothing and no-one but herself.
Morgaine: Your motives may be nobler than hers, but you still move us around like pieces on a game board. What has my mother given up for your Avalon? My father died at Uther's hands because of you. My poor innocent brother Arthur, who was a baby on my lap, and loved me as no other! And I loved him! Look what you've done to us. You've twisted our love, and turned it into shame, all for the sake of Avalon! No! I will not kill the child within me, but I will not let you take him to Avalon! I will not let you twist and bend him to your will!
Viviane: I can train him to be the greatest ruler Britain has ever seen.
Morgaine: He will never set foot in Avalon, Viviane! He will not be one of your pawns, and nor will I!
Viviane: You have sworn to obey the Goddess through me!
Morgaine: My vows were to her, not to you. I renounce you! Do you hear me? I will never set foot in Avalon again!

Gwenhwyfar: There are herbs... that can make a woman conceive, are there not?
Morgaine: Is that what you want?
Gwenhwyfar: Please, do not make this harder than it already is.
Morgaine: There is a charm that is sometimes used. But you surely would never touch it.
Gwenhwyfar: Tell me, that you are not a witch. Tell me it is not the Devil's own spell. And that I will not burn for it. This time, this one time, I will believe you.

Lancelot: The King himself asked me into his bed, with the Queen.
Morgaine: All *three* of you?

Igraine: My daughter! My daughter! Where have you been, my child?
Morgaine: Oh, Mother, I've had such sadness.


"Doctor Who: Battlefield: Part One (#26.1)" (1989)
The Doctor: You haven't won the game yet, Morgaine.
Morgaine: I could always defeat you at chess, Merlin.
The Doctor: Who said anything about chess? I've been playing poker. And I have an Ace up my sleeve...

Mordred: [to Doctor] Look me in the eye, end my life.
[the Doctor does nothing]
Mordred: Ha! It is a weakness, this lack of spirit!
[the Brigadier points his revolver at Mordred's head]
Brigadier: Try ME.
Morgaine: Ware this man, Mordred, he is steeped in blood.

The Doctor: If this missile explodes, millions will die. YOU will die.
Morgaine: I will die with honor!
The Doctor: All over the world fools are poised, ready to let death fly. Machines of death, Morgaine, screaming from above. Light brighter than the sun. Not a war between armies, nor a war between nations, but just death. Death gone mad! A child looks up into the sky, his eyes turn to cinders. No more tears, only ashes. Is this honor? Is this war? Are these the weapons you would use?

Morgaine: How goes the day?
Brigadier: I've had better.
Morgaine: I am Morgaine, the sun-killer. Dominator of the thirteen worlds and battle queen of the S'Rax. What say you?
Brigadier: I am Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. Surrender now and we can avoid bloodshed.


"Merlin: A Servant of Two Masters (#4.6)" (2011)
[Morgana throws a bucket of water into Merlin, who is hanging from the ceiling by bound wrists]
Morgana: [coldly] Good morning.
Merlin: [sarcastically] Is it?
Morgana: Oh, don't be like that. We've a lot of catching up to do. After all, I haven't seen you since you condemned my sister to a slow and painful death, thwarted my plans to take over Camelot, and forced me to live in a hovel.
Merlin: Couldn't do me a favor, could you? Let Arthur know. He still thinks of me as an underachiever, but I'm quite proud of those accomplishments. I can die happy.

Morgana: [looking at old Merlin] You're not real.
Merlin: Whatever you say!
Morgana: You're just my imagination.
Merlin: [having found the jar with the Fomorroh] That's right. I'm not really here. Just pretend that I'm not really here and I'll just get this and go.

Morgana: Why're you so loyal to Arthur?
Merlin: I don't expect you to understand, Morgana. You have no sense of duty, no sense of loyalty.
Morgana: You're wrong. Don't think I don't understand loyalty just because I've got no one left to be loyal to.

Morgana: The Fomorroh are creatures of dark magic. Even if you cut off their heads, you can not kill them. Another will just grow in its place. In the days of the old religion, they were revered by the high priestesses because they allowed them to control people's minds. The Fomorroh will suck the life force out of you, and everything that makes you Merlin will be gone. And in its place there will be just one thought, one thought that will grow until it's consumed you completely, one thought that will be you life's work. You will not be able to rest until it's done. And that one thought it simple: You must kill Arthur Pendragon.


Excalibur (1981)
[Morgana disguised as Guinevere has seduced Arthur]
Morgana: [disguised as Guinevere] I have conceived a son; my king
[revealing herself as Morgana]
Morgana: my brother!

Morgana: Your eyes never leave me, Merlin.
Merlin: Can't I acknowledge beauty?
Morgana: Can't you acknowledge... love? Perhaps you ache for what you've never known.
Merlin: Perhaps you lust for what you cannot have.

Mordred: Any message for your dear brother, my father?
Morgana: You are my message.


"Merlin: His Father's Son (#4.5)" (2011)
Morgana: I come in the name of my father.
Queen Annis: Is that so? When last I heard, you and he were...
Morgana: I speak not of Uther but of Gorlois.
Queen Annis: Gorlois?
Morgana: Uther is my father by blood alone; Gorlois raised me as a child. He made me who I am.
Queen Annis: I remember him well. He was a good man, an honorable man.
Morgana: He was, Your Highness, and his sole reward was death, betrayed by his king.
Queen Annis: Well, then, it seems we have both lost something at the hands of a Pendragon.

Morgana: Arthur will not win.
Queen Annis: How can you possibly know that?
Morgana: Because I have the power to ensure that he doesn't.
Queen Annis: Then you must use it.

Queen Annis: You're consumed by bitterness, Morgana. It spreads within you like a disease. In my grief, I let you infect me with your hate.
Morgana: That is untrue. Have you forgotten how Arthur killed your husband? Do you not deny that you sought revenge?
Queen Annis: Yes, I sought revenge, but that does not mean it was the right thing to do.
Morgana: [scoffs] You are weak, Annis - as I thought you were. Go ahead, make peace with Arthur, but I will not rest until all of Camelot bows before me.
Queen Annis: [as Morgana turns to exit] Morgana. You came to me in the name of Gorlois, but I fear you're more like Uther than you realize.


Dr. Strange (1978) (TV)
The Nameless One: Why have you spared him?
Morgan LeFay: I am still a woman. And the man attracts me.
The Nameless One: Then you find no satisfaction in my service?
Morgan LeFay: I would feel the warmth of a mans arms again... after all these years alone...

Morgan LeFay: You're a crafty old man. But if I can't destroy you here, you'll come with me on the wings of demons to a place where I can.


"Justice League: A Knight of Shadows (#1.20)" (2002)
Morgaine le Fey: Youth is so wasted on the young.

Morgaine le Fey: [looking at a row of computers in the library] Don't these people believe in books anymore?


"Merlin: The Diamond of the Day: Part Two (#5.13)" (2012)
Morgana: The battle's not over, Mordred. We will have our revenge.

Morgana: What a joy it is to see you, Arthur. Look at you. You're not so tall and mighty now. You may have won the battle but you've lost the war. You're going to die by Mordred's hand. Oh, don't worry, dear brother. I won't let you die alone. I'll stay and watch over you... until the wolves gorge on your carcass and bathe in your blood.
Merlin: No, the time for all this bloodshed is over. I blame myself for what you've become, but this has to end.


"Merlin: The Sword in the Stone: Part One (#4.12)" (2011)
Gaius: It seems your victory is short-lived, Morgana.
Morgana: Prepare the horses. We're going on a hunt.

Morgana: Have the people of Camelot welcomed me as their new queen?
Agravaine: They will swear allegiance to no one but Arthur.
Morgana: I expected no less. Burn their crops. Let's see how they feel when their children begin to starve.


The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2001)
Filo: Oh, we can do this, Miss.
Morgana: Thank you for that vote of confidence, Filo.
Filo: You're welcome, Miss.
[Morgana gives him a look]
Filo: Oh, sorry Miss.
Sly: He's right, Miss. We can do this, me and Filo. We've done banks. You know we're good at banks.
Morgana: Everyone's good at something. Even you two. Besides, this isn't a bank - it's a museum.
Sly: [disappointed] Oh... I like banks.

Morgana: Oh, Stop!
Morgana: I don't need bickering familiars right now!
Morgana: I'm taking a shower - and, when I've done that, I'm going to conquer the world.


"Stargate SG-1: The Pegasus Project (#10.3)" (2006)
Morgan le Fay: You may enter your query verbally, or by entering it manually on the console before you.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: I'll speak, if that's all right.
Morgan le Fay: Of course, but note for future sessions, manuel input is required for most system interaction.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: I think I had her in Grade 5.

Morgan le Fay: [looks directly at Daniel] You have your answer, Daniel Jackson. I suggest you act on it.


"Merlin: The Dark Tower (#5.6)" (2012)
Morgana: I thought we could play a little game.
Gwen: A game?
Morgana: To find out just how much Arthur loves you.

Gwen: Arthur thinks he's won. He has no idea.
Morgana: Do you understand now who you can trust?
Gwen: It's you, Morgana. It's only ever been you.
Morgana: You're not one of them, and you never will be.
Gwen: You don't know how much I hate them - all of them.


"Merlin: With All My Heart (#5.9)" (2012)
Mordred: Why don't you kill me?
Morgana: My argument's not with you, Mordred. How could it be? We're of a kind.
Mordred: Never.
Morgana: You wear the uniform well, but we both know what lies beneath. Do you think Arthur would tolerate you for one minute if he knew the truth - one of his knights a sorcerer?
Mordred: One day he will know. One day we will be accepted.
Morgana: Your naivety would be charming if it wasn't so dangerous. Where's Emrys?
Mordred: Emrys?
Morgana: You pretend you do not know of whom I speak?
Mordred: It is a name I've only heard of.
Morgana: He's not here, with you?
Mordred: If he was, would we both not feel the presence of such a great sorcerer?
Morgana: [confused by this news] Then I have no further use for you.
Mordred: [as she's about to blast him] You would strike one of your own? I am not strong enough to defeat you, Morgana, but know this: Such hatred as yours can never triumph. I hope one day you will find the love and compassion which used to fill your heart.


"Merlin: The Kindness of Strangers (#5.10)" (2012)
Morgana: What was it you used to say? "The victim always talks... eventually."
Alator: What do you want from me?
Morgana: I would have thought that was obvious. I want you to tell me where Emrys is.
Alator: I told you before. Never.
Morgana: I was rather hoping you'd say that.


"Merlin: The Secret Sharer (#4.7)" (2011)
Morgana: Alator, this is Merlin. He's just a serving boy but he's the most troublesome serving boy I've ever known.


"Merlin: The Gates of Avalon (#1.7)" (2008)
Arthur: After Sophia left, I wanted to take my mind off her. So I went for a hunt.
Morgana: [incredulous] And killing things mends a broken heart?
Arthur: No. But it's good fun.


"Justice League: A Knight of Shadows: Part II (#1.21)" (2002)
[after J'onn destroys the Stone]
Mordred: Have we lost, Mother?
Morgaine Le Fay: This battle. But not the war.


"Merlin: The Diamond of the Day: Part One (#5.12)" (2012)
Mordred: He was a loyal soldier. In robbing him of his magic, you've lost yourself a powerful ally.
Morgana: Perhaps, but now we know the war can be won, for Arthur is nothing without Emrys, and Emrys is nothing without magic.


"Wonder Woman: Diana's Disappearing Act (#2.15)" (1978)
Morgana: Maestro, perhaps it's time for you to take what you have and just leave.
Cagliostro: No, no, it is not enough. The world has much to pay for. The Cagliostro's have been exposed to a two hundred years of scorn and ridicule.


"Merlin: The Wicked Day (#4.3)" (2011)
Morgana: You must place the charm around Uther's neck.
Agravaine: What will it do to him?
Morgana: The force of any healing magic will be reversed and magnified tenfold. By trying to cure his father, Arthur will seal his fate.


"Merlin: The Mark of Nimueh (#1.3)" (2008)
Arthur: I'm telling you, Morgana, turn back. You could be hurt.
Morgana: So could you. If you don't get out of my way.


"Merlin: The Sword in the Stone: Part Two (#4.13)" (2011)
Arthur: I thought we were friends.
Morgana: As did I, but, alas, we were both wrong.
Arthur: You can't blame me for my father's sins.
Morgana: It's a little late for that. You've made it perfectly clear how you feel about me and my kind. You're not as different from Uther as you'd like to think.
Arthur: Nor are you.
Morgana: I'm going to enjoy killing you, Arthur Pendragon.


"Merlin: The Moment of Truth (#1.10)" (2008)
Morgana: Have you still not learned how to dress yourself?
Arthur: You don't have a dog and fetch the stick yourself. No offence, Merlin.
Merlin: None taken.


"Merlin: The Tears of Uther Pendragon: Part Two (#3.2)" (2010)
Morgana: [to Merlin] You don't know what it's like to be an outsider. To be ashamed of how you were born, to have to hide who you are.


"Merlin: A Lesson in Vengeance (#5.7)" (2012)
Sindri: Who are you?
Morgana: It is not who I am - what I want and whether you can give it to me.
Sindri: And what is it that you want?
Morgana: Tincture, the power to kill. Not just to kill but to do so slowly and with the utmost pain.
Sindri: Very particular, what you seek.
Morgana: It has a very particular purpose. Well? Do you possess such a thing?


"Merlin: The Drawing of the Dark (#5.11)" (2012)
Morgana: My old friend. Last time we met, you tried to kill me.
Mordred: I am here for a purpose, Morgana. I did not break stride to find you. I bring you the news you have longed for.
Morgana: Arthur's death?
Mordred: The key to it. I was wrong to ever question your wisdom, My Lady, and I wish to make amends.
Morgana: Tell me.
Mordred: There is someone you have been searching for, someone who has always eluded you.
Morgana: Emrys.
Mordred: I know where he is.
Morgana: Where?
Mordred: Camelot. And I have his true name. It is Merlin.
The Dragon: Merlin...


"Merlin: The Coming of Arthur: Part Two (#3.13)" (2010)
Merlin: It's over, Morgana.
Morgana: No, you're wrong. This has just begun!


"Merlin: The Dragon's Call (#1.1)" (2008)
Morgana: I just don't think that chopping someone's head off is cause for celebration.


Arthur the King (1985) (TV)
Morgan Le Fay: And it is this manliness which will be his undoing. Manliness is a complex mixture: stupidity, courage and persistence. A potion I've not been able to find for you.


"Merlin: Lancelot and Guinevere (#2.4)" (2009)
Morgana: How could you be so heartless? Gwen is the most kind, loyal person that you would ever meet and she has been more of a friend to all of us. And you would leave her at the mercy of those animals!
Arthur: Morgana.
Morgana: Have you no shame! Do you think of no one but yourself?
Arthur: Morgana.
Morgana: I knew you were many things, Arthur Pendragon, but I didn't know you were a gutless coward!
Arthur: Morgana! Perhaps if you would stop yelling at me for one second, you would notice that I am packing.
Morgana: You're going after Gwen.
Arthur: Of course I am. What do you take me for? I couldn't disagree with father in public.
Morgana: Arthur? Bring her home.


"Merlin: The Hunter's Heart (#4.11)" (2011)
Morgana: You've done well, Agravaine... finally.


"Merlin: Another's Sorrow (#5.4)" (2012)
Odin: [having conquered Nemeth] So, we divide the spoils as agreed.
Morgana: Take whatever you wish.
Odin: Then what is your business here, Morgana?
Morgana: I seek what's rightfully mine. I seek the throne of Camelot, and for that I need an army.
Odin: My army?
Morgana: I believe they showed their mettle today.
Odin: And what do I receive in return for this service?
Morgana: Arthur - to do with as you wish.


"Merlin: The Beginning of the End (#1.8)" (2008)
Morgana: I trust Merlin.


"Merlin: Beauty and the Beast II (#2.6)" (2009)
Arthur: You're a troll!
Uther Pendragon: How dare you speak about her like that!
Arthur: What is wrong with you? Look at the state of her!
Morgana: I don't believe it.
[the troll tears the door open and leaves]
Arthur: She just ripped a door off it's hinges. Doesn't that tell you something?
Uther Pendragon: Enough!
Arthur: She's a troll! A giant, grey...
Morgana: ...Stinking...
Uther Pendragon: ...stinking, troll!
Uther Pendragon: Stop it! Haven't you hurt her feelings enough?