Also Known As: Sir Percival
Biographical Information
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Family:  ?†
Affiliation: Arthur Pendragon
Knights of Camelot
Knights of the Round Table
Guinevere Pendragon
Enemies: Morgana Pendragon
Uther Pendragon
Agravaine de Bois
Dorocha (Spirit)
Julius Borden
Emrys (Perceived)
Behind the Scenes
Portrayer: Tom Hopper
List of Appearances: Appearances
Your enemies are my enemies.
Percival to Arthur[src]

Sir Percival is a Knight of the Round Table and a loyal ally of King Arthur Pendragon since his days as a prince.


Early lifeEdit

Percival's family was killed when Cenred's men raided his village. When Merlin sent for Lancelot to aid Arthur after Morgana's conquest of Camelot, he volunteered and accompanied Lancelot back to Camelot.

Knight of The Round TableEdit

Percival and Lancelot arrive in time to save the others from Morgana's and Morgause's knights by triggering a rock slide. Percival's courage and strength impressed Arthur so much that he asks him to call him 'Arthur' rather than 'Your Highness', despite the fact that the two only just met.


The Knights of the Round Table

Percival goes with them to the Castle of the Ancient Kings, where he swears his allegiance to Arthur in the subsequent attempt to retake Camelot, stating that Arthur's enemies are his enemies. In recognition of his bravery, Arthur knights Percival as a knight of Camelot despite his lack of noble birth. Percival survives the battle and joins the others in bringing Guinevere back into Camelot, now dressed in the cloak and armour of the true Knights of Camelot (The Coming of Arthur: Part Two).

Percival saves Merlin

Percival carries the wounded Merlin

When the Dorocha attack Camelot, Percival risks his life during a night-time search by discarding his torch- fire, the only thing that can temporarily fend off the spirits, to carry three children to safety although Elyan saves him at the last minute. When Merlin is grievously injured by the Dorocha, Percival carries him to safety (The Darkest Hour).

He later attends Arthur's Birthday feast, and enjoys the festivities. He also attends Arthur's Coronation and cheers loudly for him (The Wicked Day).

Hunting for The Dragon's EggEdit

Percival Attacked

Percival is attacked by Julius Borden

When Arthur learns of the existence of a dragon's egg, and the fact that Julius Borden is searching for it, he takes the Knights of the Round Table with him to hunt it and destroy it. They find the path he took, which is partially down to Percival noticing his foot prints in the mud, leading to a cave. Julius manages to injure Sir Percival by shooting him with a bolt, but the wound isn't fatal and he quickly recovers. Borden later poisons him and the knights but they are saved by Merlin (Aithusa).

War between Camelot and CaerleonEdit

Percival later joins the other knights on their ambush of King Caerleon's raiding party. Upon the declaring of war by Caerleon's wife, Queen Annis, Percival joins Elyan and the other knights to inform Arthur of their readiness to die for him, and later volunteers to take part in the duel for victory (His Father's Son).

Merlin KidnappedEdit

Following Arthur's secret negotiations, he, along with the other Knights of the Round Table, accompany him and are ambushed by Morgana's mercenaries and he fights against them. However, he is separated from Arthur and Merlin. He is later considered by Arthur as the possible traitor, but he is quickly ruled out when Arthur is reminded of what happened to his family. Percival and the other Knights of the Round Table almost catch Dragoon the Great outside of Camelot . He tries to fight, but Merlin proves too powerful and defeats him and the other Knights with ease (A Servant of Two Masters).

Lamia Edit

The Lamia is caught by bandits, and rescued by the Knights when they leave the village to go back to Camelot. She soon starts to exert her power over them, making them aggressive and more violent towards each other. Her first victim among them is Sir Elyan. Instead of going back to Camelot, she forces them to travel to a castle to the East that she knows of. Afterwards, the Lamia picks them off one by one. First is Gwaine, followed by Percival. Although they were weakened from the Lamia's magic, Percival, Gwaine, Leon and Elyan all survived. Percival is later seen in a jousting tournament but is defeated before reaching the final round.

Taking Camelot BackEdit

Percival and knights

Along with the other Knights of the Round Table

Percival is present during the Feast of Beltane and finds Merlin's joke on Arthur's weight gain highly amusing, as it causes him to spit out his wine. Arthur later notices Percival talking to a woman, and it reminds him of his own relationship with Guinevere. Soon after, Percival fights along with the rest of the knights when Morgana and Helios launch a surprise attack on Camelot. Percival and Elyan help Merlin get Arthur out of Camelot, but Morgana catches up with them. After she uses magic on them, Percival disappears. He is later found in the forest.

He manages to find Leon and the other survivors, and is present to witness Arthur pull Excalibur from the stone. He later agrees with Leon that he will follow Arthur into the mouth of hell itself. During the fight, he, along with Tristan and Isolde, lead one of the assaults on the castle. After killing many Southrons he meets up with Leon, and with his help, rescues Gwaine, Elyan and Gaius (The Sword in the Stone: Part Two).

As Morgana's PrisonerEdit


Percival as prisoner

While patrolling along with Gwaine, Percival meets a magical wolf. He, along with the other knights, is defeated and brought to Morgana. She  enslaves him, forcing him to dig for her in order to find what she is looking for. Percival and Gwaine discuss the situation while they are working in a large cavern. All they know is that Morgana is looking for some kind of key, and she will do anything to get it. Gwaine then states that if she wants it so much, they must not find it. Exhausted from work, Percival, along with Gwaine, notices something bright in the cave. Gwaine goes to look, telling Percival to cover for him (Arthur's Bane).

Two days later Gwaine is still missing. Arthur and Merlin enter the cave to rescue Percival, Gwaine, and the other knights. As Arthur and Merlin set off to find Gwaine, Percival rounds up the other men and leads them in their escape. (Arthur's Bane).

Attacked by The Spirit of Uther Edit

When Arthur accidentally releases the spirit of Uther, his father is not pleased with his decision in making commoners knights. When Percival is alone in the armoury he feels a presence. He hears a shield fall to the ground, turns and asks if someone is there, but there is no reply. As he crouches down to inspect the fallen shield, an axe, as though thrown, plunges into Percival's shoulder. Percival sought out Gaius for treatment, and states that the axe must have fallen off of a rack. Gaius expresses his surprise that a falling axe caused such a deep wound, and says he is lucky he wasn't more severely injured. 

The Final BattleEdit

Percival fought mainly alongside Gwaine against the Saxons in the final battle for Camelot. During his fight against Morgana in Battle of Camlann, Percival and Gwaine set off to kill Morgana in anger as she had corrupted Eira. They took out all of Morgana's men presently with her and made an attempt to kill Morgana, but failing resulting in Morgana knocking both knights out with her magic. When they awoke, Percival found himself tied up to two trees some distance away from Gwaine. Meanwhile, Gwaine found himself  tied up with an angry, curious Morgana in front of him. He was tortured with the Nathair because he refused to tell her where Arthur was. His screams from the distance managed to reach Percival, thus pushing him forward to break the rope and save his friend. Percival came to find a Gwaine on the brink of death telling him that Morgana got to his mind and telling his friend he failed, Percival tried to assure Gwaine in his final breaths, telling him that he had not failed Arthur. After Gwaine passed, Percival was deeply saddened, bowing his head in respect and shaking in anger and sorrow. After Arthur is taken to Avalon, Percival and Leon attend Gwen's coronation as she ascends to the throne as the new full Queen of Camelot.



Percival with the sword

Percival is a quiet man who prefers to let his considerable strength and combat ability do the talking. However, he is also gentle, kind, courageous and loyal. He is a good friend of Lancelot, though it is unknown when or how the two met, and also grows to be close friends with Gwaine. Percival is willing to fight to what might be his death for what is right. He pledged his loyalty to Arthur on the day he met him, even though he barely knew the Prince. He was extremely loyal.

Percival also cares a great deal about the citizens of Camelot and risked his life to save three children from the Dorocha. He spoke to them reassuringly before carrying them to safety, showing that underneath his large size and brute strength, he had a soft heart. He also took pity on the Lamia while she was disguised as a young girl and was very protective of her, though this was partially because he was being controlled by her magic.



Percival first appeared in The Coming of Arthur with Lancelot. It has not been stated where the two met, and how, but they were working as a team. Later, when the two became knights, they appeared to be good friends. Percival grieved the loss of Lancelot along with the other knights.

Arthur PendragonEdit

Percival first met Arthur after he had saved the prince from Morgana's men. He pledged his allegiance to Arthur soon after, and was made a knight of Camelot. Percival is very loyal to Arthur, risking his life for him time and time again. The two became good friends, with Arthur defending his decision to make a commoner like Percival a knight during his confrontation with Uther's spirit as he recognised Percival's courage mattered more than his birth.


Percival is a good friend of Merlin. He often teases him, but he doesn't mean anything by it. Percival is kind to Merlin, treating him as an equal.


Gwaine and percival

Trying to steal food with Gwaine

Gwaine is one of Percival's fellow knights, and probably his closest friend.  The two are often found playing pranks on others or being mischievous. In the beginning of The Darkest Hour, Merlin catches the two stealing a chicken leg from the palace kitchens. The two men are good friends and hardly ever get on each other's nerves, the only time being when they are both enchanted by the Lamia. They go on many missions together and make a great and successful team. When they are both imprisoned in Ismere by Morgana, Percival trusts Gwaine and tries to distract the guards while he searches for the key.

Percival accompanied Gwaine on his quest for revenge against Morgana, at Gwaine's request. The two worked well in taking down Morgana's henchmen, before being knocked unconscious by Morgana herself. She then bound them both and proceeded to interrogate Gwaine, forcing information of Arthur’s whereabouts out of him. The sound of his tortured screams gave Percival the strength to break the ropes that bound him. However, Percival arrived too late, and Gwaine died in front of him. Percival tried to assure Gwaine in his final breaths, telling him that he had not failed Arthur. After Gwaine passed, Percival was deeply saddened, bowing his head in respect and shaking in anger and sorrow.


As they were both Knights of Camelot and Knights of the Round Table, Leon and Percival went on many adventures together, as well as joking with each other. They were both talented fighters and extremely loyal. At the conclusion of the series, they were the last two survivors of the Knights of the Round Table, attending Gwen's coronation as Queen of Camelot following Arthur's 'death'.


Like Gwaine, Percival occasionally got on Elyan's nerves, as he enjoyed joining in on Gwaine's pranks. Despite their differences, the two were good friends, and faced many dangers together including the threat of death.


As since Mordred was a Knight of Camelot, it is assumed him and Percival formed some friendship as he had with the other knights despite little interaction. It is also shown that Percival is the one to knock Mordred out when he tries to run away with a convicted druid girl.


Percival beats Southron

Defeating the Southrons unarmed

Percival is very skilled with the sword, able to hold his own against several of Morgana's immortal knights. He is also very strong, able to move several boulders to block a valley as well as shove back two knights simultaneously. Percival uses his considerable strength to augment his swordsmanship, allowing him to attack with powerful blows that can overwhelm most opponents. He also sometimes relies entirely on his strength, using hand-to-hand combat. He is also highly capable of this, able to defeat half a dozen armed men.

He also has a good talent at hunting as he spotted one of Julius Borden's footprints on a stream bank. When Arthur took a patrol to find the sorcerer Osgar He found a torn piece of his cloak on a branch and when searching for Guinevere he was the first Knight to find some tracks. When on a hunting trip he was the first one see the remains of an Saxon attack on a Camelot envoy. When Arthur, Merlin and the Knight's were searching for Mordred and Kara he was the first to see them and used stealth to sneak up behind Mordred and knock him out without Mordred or Kara hearing him. When trying to find Arthur to warn him that Morgana was after him, he was able to find some tracks belonging to Merlin and Arthur's horses even though it was dark and Merlin had covered their tracks using magic. 


Series 3
The Coming of Arthur: Part Two
Series 4
The Darkest Hour: Part One
The Darkest Hour: Part Two
The Wicked Day (cameo)
His Father's Son
A Servant of Two Masters
Lancelot du Lac
A Herald of the New Age
The Hunter's Heart (cameo)
The Sword in the Stone: Part One
The Sword in the Stone: Part Two
Series 5
Arthur's Bane: Part One
Arthur's Bane: Part Two
The Death Song of Uther Pendragon
Another's Sorrow
The Disir
The Dark Tower
A Lesson in Vengeance
The Hollow Queen (cameo)
With All My Heart
The Kindness of Strangers
The Drawing of the Dark
The Diamond of the Day: Part One
The Diamond of they Day: Part Two


In the LegendsEdit

Within the legends, Sir Percival is one of Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. He is most famous for his involvement in the search for the Holy Grail. In one version of the tale, Percival is the sole Grail hero. Within the Galahad version of the tale, Percival is one of three Grail heroes, the other two being Galahad, Lancelot's son, and Sir Bors. He is typically portrayed as the son of King Pellinore and the brother of Sir Aglovale, Sir Lamorak and Sir Dornar, and he also has a half-brother, by his father's affair with a peasant woman, named Sir Tor. He has a sister who appears in the Galahad tradition of the Grail story. He also is known, in many versions of the Arthurian legend, for having spent much of his childhood either dressed as a girl, or else simply being kept from learning fighting with other boys his age, and being raised in a more gentle-bred, "lady-like" nature by his mother.

External linksEdit

Percival at wikipedia

Kingdom of Camelot
Queen: Guinevere Pendragon
Court Physician: Gaius
Keeper of the Royal Library: Geoffrey of Monmouth
Knights: Sir Leon • Sir Percival • Sir Brennis • Sir Cador • Sir Geraint
Other Allies: MerlinAnnisOdinRodorMithianGodwynBayardElenaAlinedThe EuchdagVivianOlaf
Former Allies: Morgana Pendragon † • Nimueh † • Cedric †? • Cornelius Sigan † • Tristan de Bois † • Lady Catrina † • Edwin Muirden † • Uther Pendragon † • Agravaine de Bois †• SefaMordred †

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