Nimueh was a High Priestess of the Old Religion, an opponent of Uther Pendragon, and the main antagonist of the first season. She was once a friend of King Uther Pendragon. Uther, desiring a son and heir, realised that his wife was incapable of providing one and asked Gaius to approach Nimueh with a request that she use the power over life and death to help his wife get pregnant. She did so, and as a result Arthur was born. However, according to her, a life had to be taken to restore the balance of the world in accordance with the laws of the Old Religion, and because of that Ygraine died in childbirth. Uther blamed magic in general and Nimueh in particular for her death and began the Great Purge, driving all who practiced sorcery out of Camelot. Since then, she devised a number of schemes to wreck his kingdom before she turned her attentions onto Merlin, a young warlock, and Arthur, Prince of Camelot.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-B physically, 9-B with Fireballs
Name: Nimueh, Cara
Origin: Merlin: BBC Series
Age: Unknown, Probably in her Twenties
Classification: Human, Witch, High Priestess of the Old Religion
Powers and Abilities: Telekinesis, Life and Death Manipulation (Could revive people who are dying or create a new life, like Arthur, as long as a life is given in return), Necromancy (Created a wraith using Tristan de Bois' corpse), Elemental Manipulation (Can manipulate the four basic elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Air), Fire Manipulation (Could send fire balls against Merlin), Weather Manipulation (Could cause Rain), Earth Manipulation (Caused the Rock on which Arthur stand, to fall in a pit), Precognition (Using a scrying fountain, she's able to view the future and events as they occur), Animation of inanimated Objects (She created an Afanc, a creature conjured of the elements earth and water, out of a piece of clay, shaped to resemble an Afanc, to life), Magical Shields (Was able to deflect Merlins Fire attack with her bare hand)
Attack Potency: Wall level with Fireballs
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Human level
Stamina: Human level
Range: Several dozen meters with Fireballs, Countrywide with Scrying Fountain and Life/Death Manipulation
Standard Equipment: Cup of Life
Intelligence: High, possessed vast magical knowledge.