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{ Merlin Big Bang 2011 masterlist | O-Z }

Below are the 2011 Merlin Big Bang entries, alphabetically listed O-Z:


Title: On Tethered Wings
Author: thuri
Artist: lukita
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: PG-13 to R
Word count: 43,000
Warnings/spoilers:
Summary: A dragon lord who doesn't know his power, a prince who doesn't know his heritage, and a broken king who doesn't know their destiny. What will happen, when the dragonriders of Camelot break free their bonds, and their mounts rise up once more?
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Title: Performing One’s Purpose
Author: reiya_wakayama
Artist: chrunchy_crunck
Pairing: R
Rating: 41,475
Word count: Balinor, Kilgharrah, Arthur, Merlin, Knights, Gaius, Arthur/Merlin (dysfunctional friendship), Uther, Gwen, Gwaine/Merlin, Morgana, mentions of Morgause, Ygraine, and Emrys(OC).
Warnings/spoilers: violence, some language, major/minor character deaths, huge amount of angst, depicted male/male sex, hurt/comfort, some fluff, romance, first kiss, first time, sacrifice, happy ending.
Summary: The performance of one’s duty and one’s purpose usually mean the same thing to people, but some soon learn the fine line that separates these two concepts.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Pieces Fit Back Together
Author: springinstep
Artist: nenimefish
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot, Morgana, Morgause, Leon, Elyan, Gwaine, Percival, Uther, Gaius, OCs
Rating: R
Word count: 47,437
Warnings/spoilers: Kidnap, bondage, torture, violence, threats of physical and sexual violence, some sexuality
Summary: Arthur is abducted by bandits but its a warlord king named Claudas they must take him back from. A man who has a reputation for being especially ruthless and violent and he wants Camelot's throne.
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Title: Plus ça change (plus c'est la même chose)
Author: loveandthetruth
Artist: martinius
Pairing: Ensemble cast; mentions of Arthur/Gwen, Merlin/Freya, Gareth/Lynette, Lancelot/Elaine, also minor Gwen/Lance and Gwaine/Leona (Lyones)
Rating: 15
Word count: 36,000
Warnings/spoilers: Death (minor character) , angst, incarceration, allusions to torture and sex, violence.
Summary: Reincarnation fic. Merlin's hopes to have left the past behind come under fire when destiny intervenes and history appears to be repeating itself. Chaos and adventure ensue as Merlin tries to stop this story ending in the same tragedy.
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Title: Polarity
Author: castmeaway
Artist: reni_m
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 33,000
Warnings/spoilers: Dub-con
Summary: A Camelot still reeling from Morgana’s betrayal plays host to the visiting king of the only nation militant enough to pose a viable threat. Only, a surprising twist is revealed when the heirless king of that nation announces that the dragon lord Balinor was actually his formerly lost and disinherited brother, therefore making Balinor’s son, Merlin, the sole blood heir to his throne.
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Title: Raising Foundations
Author: blue_gold
Artist: shayla_kage
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Morgana, Harry Potter, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Hermione Granger
Rating: Mature
Word count: 28,080
Warnings/spoilers: None.
Summary: It has been 1000 years and the people need their king again, he just happened to bring a few friends. Now they just have to decide what to do, and how to protect a whole new generation of Magic Users.
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Title: Seven Steps
Author: slashweaver
Artist: tindu / gealach_ros
Pairing: Merlin/Gaius, with a full supporting cast of Alice, Arthur, Erika (OFC), Freya, Gwen, Hunith, Lance, Leon, Morgana, Teague (OMC), and sundry others
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 36,400
Warnings/spoilers: Includes a secondary character death, as per canon. Also involves, as will be obvious, a significant age difference between the two lovers.
Summary: Merlin is an art student, working as an orderly at a Pendragon Care care home during the summer break; he falls in love with Gaius, one of the (temporary) residents. The feeling is mutual, but such an unexpected relationship is never going to be easy to establish when both men feel so diffident about their claims on each other. And that's before taking into account the mutual antipathy between Merlin and Gaius's beloved godson Arthur, not to mention a surprising addition to Merlin's family, and Merlin's grief over his best friend Freya being institutionalised…
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost (tindu) | Art masterpost (gealach_ros)


Title: Shadows and Stone
Author: railise
Artist: hmsharmony
Pairing: Arthur/Gwen, hints of past-Gwen/OC and Merlin/OC; Elena, Elyan, Gaius, Godwyn, Gwaine, Lancelot, Leon, Morgana, Morgause, Percival, Uther, Vivian, OC's
Rating: PG
Word count: 37,158
Warnings/spoilers: Spoilers through the end of S3.
Summary: While Arthur and Gwen try to figure out where they stand, word reaches Camelot that Morgana seeks a powerful magic object to help her revive Morgause. The members of the Round Table must find it before she can, for a crushing fate awaits the kingdom if they fail.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Sins of the Father
Author: darkmagic_luvr
Artist: skylar0grace
Pairing: Arthur/Morgana, Mordred, Merlin, Uther, Morgause, Gaius, Kilgharrah, Alvarr, Leon, Gwiane, Gwen, Balinor, minor OC's
Rating: R
Word count: 56,000
Warnings/spoilers: Consensual incest, consentual sex between minors, age gap flirting, main character death, angst, Merlin’s tears…cliffhanger? Open ending.
Summary: There are some sins that cannot be forgiven; these sins of the father.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: Straws in the Wind
Author: i_claudia
Artist: chosenfire28
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur (highlight to read more)* Merlin/Gwaine; Gwaine/Elena; Gwen/Lancelot; various & assorted recognisable hangers-on*
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 74,900
Warnings/spoilers: No serious warnings; injuries, hospitalisation, angst.
Summary: Merlin meets Arthur when Arthur runs him over on the ski slopes. Everything goes downhill from there.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: The Edge of Darkness
Author: mialoco
Artist: halesmoon
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Uther, Gaius, Hunith
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 54,500
Warnings/spoilers: Violence, Lots of minor character death (children) mentioned from both illness and executions, some symptoms and effects of illness, mentions of blood and loss of limbs though no graphic description.
Summary: Arthur has struggled to gain his father's acceptance, but it has always seemed to evade him except in the area of fighting, where he has always shined whether magical beasts, bandits, invaders, or just tournaments. After the dragon attack, his father seems less than impressed with him in that area, as well. As Camelot starts to rebuild, Arthur is determined to prove to his father that he has what it takes to be the future king. When the children and young adults in the Lower Town and an outlying village start acting in strange and disturbing ways, Uther is sure that it is the result of sorcery. This, added to the fact that Morgana is still missing after Morgause stole her away, drives Uther's determination to wipe sorcery from Camelot with troubling results. As Uther starts to break under the pressure and refuses to look further than sorcery for the cause, it is up to Arthur to step up. As he tries to find a cause before the future of Camelot is wiped out Arthur has to come to terms with whether his father's pride in him is as important to him as developing into a King in which he himself can be proud. When Merlin starts displaying the same symptoms Arthur must make even harder choices.
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Title: The Five Kingdoms
Author: misswinterhill
Artist: votaku
Pairing: Merlin/Gwaine, Morgana/OMC, Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 81,000
Warnings/spoilers: explicit sex, some violence, non-violent death of Uther prior to the story beginning. Spoilers up to and including S3.
Summary: It was meant to be a solo quest — Merlin struggling to find ingredients for a spell to save King Arthur’s life — until Gwaine was sent to check on him and decided to stay. Now Gwaine will follow Merlin to the four kingdoms of the elements and back to the mortal realm, meet his own destiny at the Green Chapel, and become the willing champion of the most powerful sorcerer to ever live.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: The Ivy Crown
Author: briar_pipe
Artist: tolbow
Pairing: Morgana/Gwen (and other minor pairings), Knights friendship (including knights from legend), Uther, Lancelot, Morgause, and dozens of other characters from the show and legends.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 75,000
Warnings/spoilers: The usual warnings for violence and mostly minor character death. Detailed warnings are located on the fic.
Summary: We are only mortal / but being mortal / can defy our fate. Late one night, several prisoners escape from the dungeon, Arthur disappears, and fate takes a left turn. Morgana and Gwen are dragged along into a new world of intrigue, magic, and war. (AU from 1x12 "To Kill the King")
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: The Magic Bean
Author: cassie_black12
Artist: glaringcandle
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur – hints of unrequited Gwen/Morgana, Leon/Morgana
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 49,000
Warnings/spoilers: Minor character death, excessive caffeine consumption!
Summary: Morgana has a habit of getting Merlin into scrapes of one sort or another. But introducing him to her brother, Arthur, may have just set in motion the most eventful one yet.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: The Once and Future King
Author: spikelover520
Artist: sallyna_smile
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur friendship, a tiny bit of Lance and Gwen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 30,000
Warnings/spoilers: War, fighting, Uther's death
Summary: The once and future king's life happens a little differently then what happens in the show. A completely different twist happens when Merlin is a simple peasant who gets thrown into servantship quickly after stealing a thing of bread one day. He puts up with Arthur throughout it all. What happens when things go haywire? A beast, a fairy king and the sudden loss of his father and Morgana. What will he do now?
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Title: The Promise Within
Author: kitsuneyujji
Artist: valika56
Pairing: main - Arthur/Merlin, mentioned - Uther/Ygraine, Balinor/Hunith, Lancelot/Gwen, Morgana/Leon
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 48,687
Warnings/spoilers:
Summary: This is not as destiny intended, young warlock. You are meant to be the magical side of this coin, not the young Pendragon. I can no longer clearly see what path destiny will follow. An ancient ceremony alters the course of destiny and everyone must face choices that no one expected. As Uther’s hatred of magic clashes with his love for his son, Arthur sees everything in a different light.
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Title: The Sword in the Global Economic Crisis
Author: fiercynn
Artist: zephre
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Morgana/Gwen, Lancelot
Rating: 34,000
Word count: Teen and up
Warnings/spoilers: References to recent world events including the 2011 London riots.
Summary: Reincarnation racebending fic. In which Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, Lancelot, and Gwen meet a dragon who tells them it is their fate to save Albion and bring magic back. So of course Arthur has identity crises about being of Indian origin, Merlin gets to experience magic, Morgana gets trapped in her own ideas of destiny, Lancelot tries to deal with being ordinary, Gwen questions her sexuality, and everyone worries a lot about the fate of the world.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: The Witch's Dawn
Author: doylefan22
Artist: shan_3414
Pairing: Morgana/Morgause, Morgana/OFC, Vivienne, Arthur, Merlin, Cenred, Gwen, Uther, Gaius, Leon, Gwaine
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32,221
Warnings/spoilers: Adult situations
Summary: The day Morgana was poisoned by Merlin, everything changed for her. The day she found out Uther was her father, everyone in Camelot became her enemy. But when Cenred takes Camelot from her and her beloved Morgause, Morgana is forced to work with those she believes hates her in order to save it.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Time's Arrow and the Table Round
Author: scribblemoose
Artist: nicolemissing
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Gwen, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine/Merlin, Freya/Merlin
Rating: R
Word count: 34,815
Warnings/spoilers: None
Summary: History keeps repeating itself, and it's up to Kilgharrah and Taliesyn to make sure things go right this time. Can Merlin put destiny back on track and make sure Albion gets its happy ending?
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Tinker, Tailor, Wizard, Spy
Author: mariana_oconnor
Artist: the_little_owl
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Merlin/Gwaine, Gwen/Lancelot, Uther/Ygraine, Uther/Catrina
Rating: R
Word count: 54,200
Warnings/spoilers: Scenes of blood and gore, Character death, spoilers for season 3
Summary: (Modern AU) The Department is a government organisation specifically created to investigate and deal with magic and the supernatural. Until four years ago, Merlin Emrys was one of its agents, until he gave away his biggest secret and had to run away from his friends and his life. Until last night, Uther Pendragon was in charge of it, until someone killed him, very messily. Until last night, Arthur Pendragon was its second in command, until someone framed him for his father's murder. Now Arthur's going to the only person left in the world who can help him, and Merlin's going to find himself dragged back into a world he had thought was behind him. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Uther's death and Arthur's alleged betrayal, Agent Leon Harris is determined that he's going to find out the truth, no matter what
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: We're Marching On
Author: redjumper
Artist: shayla_kage
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 30,061
Warnings/spoilers: Minor Character death, slash
Summary: Merlin and Arthur travel to Ealdor to rescue Hunith from the turmoil of Cenred's kingdom in the wake of his death. After the trip turns disastrous and a war is imminent, will Merlin and Arthur be able to overcome secrets and lies in order to defeat their enemies? Set Post-Series 3.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
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Title: Werewolf of London
Author: honeybearbee
Artist: amythystluna
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, others
Rating: R
Word count: 32,022
Warnings/spoilers: Werewolves. 1850s. Magic. AU of a fake universe, so if some things don't match up with the real world (ie the way British University works), that's what I’m going with. Character death. Someone trying to force themselves on another.
Summary: Arthur takes Merlin to Europe, however bad news strikes Merlin's family so he has to go home. On his own, Arthur becomes a wild werewolf, hell-bent on revenge. It's up to Merlin to save his friend and keep him from killing people in London. Things get more complicated when Uther, Valiant, and Sophia all start making trouble for the pair. Then it gets even stranger.
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Title: (When I Think of Your Kisses, My Mind) See-Saws...
Author: cardigankate
Artist: heyhoolou
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin (with some Leon/Morgana & Gwen/Lancelot and multiple other small side pairings)
Rating: R
Word count: 44,000
Warnings/spoilers: Uhm... fluff? Lots and lots of fluff. Oh, and I guess all series character spoilers (to make me feel like this is a real warning or something).
Summary: Modern AU. Sometimes the road to love is paved in ridiculous, if not somewhat awkward Facebook and Twitter posts, far too many pop culture references than are strictly necessary, nosy supporting cast members with insanely large personalities, the establishment of “The Land of Giant Sofas", and a little bit of liquid courage. Call it a bonus when destiny lives next door.
Link to fic: Fic masterpost
Link to art: Art masterpost


Title: When the World Comes Crumbling down (I've got you to piece it back together again)
Author: lower_case_d & charma_10
Artist: thepowerofme
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Gwen/Lance, Gawain, Morgana, Morgause, Uther, Will, Freya
Rating: PG
Word count: 32,311
Warnings/spoilers: Mild depictions of violence, Angst, Character Death (of OC)
Summary: Modern AU. When Merlin Emrys meets developer-turned-bass player Arthur Pendragon at his cousin Gawain's family pub, he decides pretty quickly that he needs to be kept at arms length. Merlin discovers that sometimes, it’s those you want to stay away from who are the people that you find you need like oxygen, and your peers, the people should be able to rely on for understanding, are the ones who will try to take you down. Sometimes, a storm will drown you before it devours everyone else. Other times, you’ll be the last one to let go.
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Title: Where Legends Lie
Author: rebbeile
Artist: realproof
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin with Will, Gwen/Lancelot, Gwaine/Merlin, and very minor suggestions of Leon/Gwaine
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 63,000
Warnings/spoilers: Series 3 spoilers, past minor character death, language, some violence.
Summary: Merlin Emrys knows that the closest he’ll ever get to King Arthur is reading about him in the legends. He knows that it’s his destiny to live a quiet life in Camelot, and perhaps – if he’s lucky – find a beautiful, golden-haired man to settle down with. He expects his life to go pretty much according to plan. What he doesn’t expect is for magic to pick him up and drop him into the middle of medieval Camelot during the reign of King Uther Pendragon, with no idea where he is or how to get home. He doesn’t expect to meet Arthur, because that sort of thing just doesn’t happen to ordinary people like him. Merlin Emrys doesn’t know that his life was never destined to be ordinary.
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Title: Why We Fight
Author: pallorsomnium
Artist: altocello
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Gwen/Lancelot, Morgana/Mordred (with other background and past pairings mentioned)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 94,200
Warnings/spoilers: Violence, slavery, depictions of war and its aftermath, branding/scarring, flogging/whipping, minor character deaths, suicidal sentiments and suicide, sexual content, slight age difference, non-consensual use of magic (not in sexual context)
Summary: Canon!AU Fusion with Carol Berg’s Transformation. Age-old prophecies foretold the descent of Albion into chaos after the fall of Carmarthen. Only with the King and Warlock can Albion be saved. All his people believe that Merlin is Emrys, the Warlock in all the prophecies. But when the kingdom Carmarthen actually does fall, Merlin is taken as a slave and stripped of his magic. All hope for Albion is lost. Thirteen years later, Merlin is bought as the personal writing slave to the prince of the kingdom responsible for Carmarthen’s fall—Prince Arthur Pendragon of Camelot. He soon finds himself caught in the middle of a plot to take over not only Camelot, but all of Albion.
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Title: Wicked Game
Author: winterstorrm
Artist: savagesnakes
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin, Arthur/Others, Merlin/Others, various non-canon pairings
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 42,600
Warnings/spoilers: Age difference, promiscuity, threesome/moresomes. Characters engaged in sexual situations are aged above the age of consent in the UK.
Summary: Arthur is the King of Camelot…nightclub. He can pick and choose who he wants, and he does – often – no promises and absolutely no repeats. The night he chooses Merlin might just be his undoing.
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Title: Worth Fighting For
Author: mysecretashes
Artist: amythystluna
Pairing: Arthur/Merlin (Will/Freya, Gwen/Lance, Morgause/Nimueh)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 47,000
Warnings/spoilers: dystopia, violence, graphic images, gun use, discussion of a rape that never happens, minor character death, mass murder
Summary: In a world where magic is on the brink of being banned and sorcerers are looked upon as second-class citizens, Merlin Emrys does whatever is necessary to protect his loved ones and help those who are like him. Arthur Pendragon, despite his father's open hatred of magic, has never had a reason to care one way or the other – until he discovers that his sister Morgana has powers, and is working underground to rescue those being targeted by the government. Merlin fights with words while Arthur is forced to face the truth about what is really happening to those who use magic, and despite an earlier encounter, it isn't until a chance meeting between them one night that their worlds truly collide.
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Title: Y Dewin a'r meddyliau eraill
Author: leviathans_moon
Artist: elen_ancalima
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: R
Word count: 38,500
Warnings/spoilers: modern!AU, angst
Summary: It is a human condition to push away things we don’t understand through the use of violence, disgust and fear. Merlin encounters all three when he is shut away in a psychiatric asylum as a result of his magic. The only two things keeping him sane is that his twin sister Morgana escaped the same destiny and that there is someone who doesn’t shy away from him, someone who takes Merlin for who he is and only asks the same in return.
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