|Gender category:||Femslash, f/f|
|Prevalence:||Most common femslash pairing in the fandom|
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During the first season of Merlin, femslash fans (and other fans of awesome female characters) were pleased to find a prominent relationship between two women that was not always oriented around the men. Gwen had been Morgana's maidservant for years before Merlin's arrival in Camelot. She brings Morgana flowers to make her happy and comforts her when she has nightmares.
The characters had less canon interaction in the second season (2009), which ended with Morgana leaving Camelot.
In addition to being the most common pairing in femslash fics and other fanworks, Gwen/Morgana often appears as a background pairing in Arthur/Merlin works. Fanworks featuring both pairings are sometimes called OT4.
- Flatmate Wanted (The Movie Nights and Vampire Bites Remix) by Thursday_Next
- put lonesome on the shelf by helloearthlings
- Come Away With Me by fembuck
- Non Lievi Alchun won first place in the 2008 Camelot Music Video Awards in the category 'Morgana/Gwen'.
- The Book of Love was a nominee in the CMVA 2008.
Archives and Communities
- Gwen/Morgana (Merlin) tag at Archive of Our Own
- Gwen + Morgana at FanFiction.net
- gwenmorganabbc started in October 2008, is a LiveJournal community for Merlin fanworks featuring female characters.
- merlin_femslash, started October 2009, also on LJ, is specifically for femslash.