Guinevere; She wore a robe of linen dyed gold, she wore gold about her neck and on her wrists, while her springing red hair was trapped by a circle of gold. She looked like a goddess.
Bernard Cornwell, Enemy of God
Merlin never accomplished the thing that he had been promised and working toward for five seasons. He did not achieve his destiny, to help Arthur create a peaceful Albion where magic (and therefore Merlin) were once again accepted.
And I know that you could argue that he did, with Arthur saying that he wanted Merlin to always be himself, and because of this, Guinevere would change the law after Arthur’s death.
But wasn’t it always supposed to be Arthur ruling over the peace and prosperity and magic? With Merlin at his side? Or was that something that I inserted into the destiny because that’s what I’d always assumed would happen?