Merlin; Leon du Lac (son of Lancelot and Guinevere); Queen of Hearts; Queen of Spades; King Arthur; Guinevere; Lancelot du Lac
Raised in a cave by Merlin, Leon uses a mirror to enter Wonderland when hostile forces attack while Merlin is gone. He gains fame as a champion fighting the forces of the Queen of Hearts. But when the Queen of Spades tells him that beasts from Wonderland have crossed over to the realm of his birth, he returns and slays one of the beasts. Leon is hailed as a hero and seduced by a grateful young woman. When the girl's father angrily confronts him, Leon's instincts take over and he kills first him. Leon now succumbs to the darkness he has fought against and returns to serve the Queen of Spades.
Charles was dying from a fatal disease when he made a deal with a creature from another realm in exchange for immortality. Now he is over a hundred years old and his wife is dead. He no longer wants to go on living. He attempts to commit suicide by blowing his brains out with a shotgun, but the damage is restored and he goes on living.