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Thom Merrilin is one of the main characters in The Wheel of Time. He is portrayed by Alexandre Willaume.

Early Life[]

Throughout the Series[]

Season 1[]


Physical Appearance[]

Thom is a man in his fifties. He wears a "patchwork of color on the inside of his cloak, identifying him as a gleeman." He carries a guitar, which he uses for his performances.[1]


Thom Merrilin appears in the following episodes:

The Wheel of Time appearances 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Season 1 episodes


  • "Donation for the gleeman?" - First line heard, spoken in a first look video[1]



Behind the scenes[]

On December 23, 2020, a first look was released of Thom's guitar, including a snippet from the script and the spoken line, "Donation for the gleeman?"[1]

Changes from the book series[]

Thom Merrilin is an adaptation of the character of the same name Booklink.svg from the book series.

  • Musical instruments: In the book series, Thom played the harp and the flute. Neither instrument is being included in the television series, and Thom instead plays just one instrument: the guitar.[2]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Twitter, official Wheel of Time account, December 23, 2020: "Something new. #WOTonPrime". Includes a first look video of Thom's guitar.
  2. Twitter, Rafe Judkins, December 23, 2020: "After @WOTonPrime gave you the HMS, this time they’re giving you a big departure from the books — Thom Merrilin’s guitar (not harp or flute)."