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Merlin's Tomb
Show The Red Panda Adventures
Air Date 2 December, 2006
Episode Number 17
Episode Length 27 min
Genre Superhero Adventure
Director Gregg Taylor
Writer Gregg Taylor
Music By Andrea Lyons
Players Gregg Taylor
Clarissa Der Nederlanden Taylor
Steven Burley

Dark forces are gathering on the horizon. Powers that have long slept and now awaken to a new world, ripe for the plucking. Ancient secrets are whispered that, were they spoken aloud, would threaten all that lives... Kind of a tall order for a masked mystery man and his trusty sidekick. But when a friend's life is at stake, The Red Panda must turn to a mysterious figure from his past to help him seal... Merlin's Tomb![1]




Cast of Characters[]

Character status is as of the end of this episode

Major Characters[]

The Narrator - Status: All Powerful The all knowing narrator. Voiced by Steven Burley.

The Red Panda - Status: Alive and Well The Red Panda is a hero in the mystery man mold of the pulp era. His costume is limited to a suit and hat with a bright red domino mask (with Batman-like blank eyes) and matching red gauntlets. Voiced by Gregg Taylor.

The Flying Squirrel - Status: Alive and Well Katya "Kit" Baxter, plucky sidekick and driver. Voiced by Clarissa Der Nederlanden Taylor.

The Stranger - Status: Alive and Well Maxwell Falconi, international stage magician and mystic protector of the mortal realm. One of the first masked mystery men and one of the Red Panda's mentors. His catchphrase was "Danger was my constant companion". He was apparently quite successful, considering that Kit Baxter recognized the phrase and remembered the outfit even after he had been long retired. Officially works under the rule of the Council of Mages, but disobeys their rules about not interfering in mortal affairs. Retired member of The Society of Gentlemen Adventurers. Voiced by Peter Higginson.

Mordriel the Malevolent - Status: Banished to another realm by long-time enemy The Stranger A Faustian user of dark magic bound to shadow. He is obsessed with the quest to retrieve the eight fragments of an ancient artifact. Its completion would free him from the ancient agreement that bound him to the shadow in the first place while keeping his powers intact. Temporarily banished to another realm by long-time enemy The Stranger, he later reappeared as Mordoc, a mysterious shopkeeper bearing cursed trinkets, in "Barton's Charm". It is eventually revealed that he is another supervillain in the employ of the shadowy Syndicate in their grand scheme of dominance. At last mention he had been taken into custody by the Council of Mages. Voiced by Steven Burley.

Minor Characters[]

Chief O'Mally - Status: Alive and Well Chief of the Toronto Police and the official guardian of law and order in the city. Despite his gruff nature, he is a good man and does his best to protect the people of Toronto. An example of this passionate side of him appears in his argument with the Flying Squirrel in "The Callaghan Mob"[2] When she brought up dealing with the criminals, he responded hotly, "If beating the living daylights out of them would've put a stop to this, I'd have put my badge in a drawer and taken a squad down there months ago!" He began the series with a healthy dislike of the Terrific Twosome of Toronto that bordered on hate, but as time passed he has gained a grudging respect for the masked heroes. He still doesn't like them, but he recognizes that they are able to deal with foes he can't, and his desire to protect the city wins out over his annoyance. Voiced by Micheal Booth.

Dr. Theodore Chronopolis - Status: (More Info needed) Scientist, inventor and the foremost expert on the combination of magic and science. The good Doctor has an unfinished time machine in Season One of RPA (mentioned in episode 3 "Rabbit Season") that was possibly completed sometime prior to the Season Two finale episode 24, "The World Next Door", and used by the Red Panda in a previously untold adventure to travel to the past, possibly in an adventure hinted at in episode 12, "The Deadliest Game". He is very disorganized and absent-minded, but is very friendly and well mannered. Apparently, is counterpart from the other the world next door is some kind of supervillain. Voiced by Peter Nicol.

Constable Andy Parker - Status: Alive and Well Agent 51 of the Red Panda, Constable Parker is a good-natured officer of the law who has a crush on the Flying Squirrel. Voiced by Brian Vaughn.

? - Status: (More Info needed) Voiced by Evan Jones.


  1. Taylor, Gregg. Red Panda Adventures episode 17: Merlin's Tomb. Podcast. dir. and prod. Decoder Ring Theatre. Toronto, ON. 2006
  2. Taylor, Gregg. Red Panda Adventures episode 29. The Callaghan Mob. Podcast. dir. and prod. Decoder Ring Theatre. Toronto, ON. 2006.


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The Sweet ToothMerlin's TombSecret Origins
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