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Pairing: Arthur/Gwen
Alternative name(s): Arwen, Gwen/Arthur
Gender category: het, m/f
Fandom: Merlin
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: most common het pairing
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Arthur/Gwen is the het pairing of Arthur Pendragon and Gwen in Merlin fandom. They have a canonical relationship.


Gwen and Arthur are a canonical couple in the show Merlin, meeting in the first series and marrying at the end of the fourth. Their relationship mirrors the original legends, but the casting of Gwen as a servant instead of a noble adds class conflict.


Arthur/Gwen is the fandom's second most popular pairing, after Merlin/Arthur, and the most popular het pairing.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: modern setting, where they meet and begin a relationship
  • Pregnancy or Babyfic: where they have a child together
  • Arthur Lives: Arthur is not fatally wounded at the end of the series

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