my merlin gifs

“I shall serve no otherYou are MY king…”

Here’s something I snuck between some bigger projects (which are keeping me from being too active - sorry if I’ve been unresponsive! Let me make up for it with… well, art, lol.) This was another sketch that evolved into a rough animation. The magical crown idea wouldn’t leave my head and I couldn’t resist giving it a shot… Pretty pleased with how it turned out! And ya, I have a thing for Merlin being so fiercely loyal that he comes across a bit dark and possessive… Arthur likes it too! ;)

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Ok so, I know that the line that people are usually obsessed with when it comes to Arthur and Gwen is “with all my heart,” but hear me out. This quote is from Sweet Dreams (2.10), which is when Alined has his servant place Arthur under a spell to fall in love with Vivian, and does the same to Vivian to make her fall in love with Arthur. So, throughout the episode Gwen keeps getting mixed messages from Arthur, and the fact that he says something so simple, yet so intense really just takes my breath away. He is straight up declaring his love for her even though they are both constantly reminded that she is “just a servant” and that it could never work. Just the affirmation that he could literally have any woman that he wanted, yet she is still the only one he has ever loved, means the world to her. In addition, he says this like it’s just a fact of life, and that there could never be any doubt that it is true.