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Archimedes is an owl hero of Auradon and an ally to Merlin and Arthur. He debuted in the 1963 animated film The Sword in the Stone. He appears as a minor character in the book Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, and in the Barnes and Noble exclusive edition of Beyond the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel.


Before the formation of Auradon[]

      Main article: The Sword in the Stone
Archimedes is Merlin's companion, whom he accompanies when he wants to become Wart's tutor, with Archimedes also helping Wart with lessons such as the alphabet, or teaching him to fly when Merlin turns him into a bird. After an argument between Wart and Merlin in which the latter leaves, Archimedes stays by his side, witnessing how Wart takes out the Sword in the Stone, becoming known as King Arthur. Desperate from the pressure, Arthur calls Merlin, who along with Archimedes stays by his side while he reigns.

Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel[]

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Beyond the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel[]

He appears in the extra chapter of the Barnes and Noble exclusive edition of the novel.

He tells the others that Auradon Prep was formerly known as Merlin Academy, mentioning the problems there used to be at that time.

Descendants: The Rise of Red[]

Archimedes acted as a defense system for the forbidden enchanted books in Merlin's office and upon the cookbook being opened, Archimedes was sent out to alert Merlin.



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