Not much is known about Arthur's life prior to becoming king. When he was a teenager, Arthur managed to draw Excalibur from its stone and thus was proclaimed the true king of the land. Arthur proved to be a capable leader in spite of his young age and, with the help of the wizard Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table, united the people and founded the kingdom of Camelot. Arthur was determined to spread peace and justice throughout the kingdom.
Quest for Camelot Edit
In the beginning of the film, Arthur calls a meeting, to discuss the division of land among the knights. Arthur wants the lands to be given out equally, according to each person's need, but Sir Ruber demands more land. Arthur refuses to give it to him, saying their first duty is to the people. Furious, Ruber pulls out a mace and attempts to kill Arthur. Sir Lionel threw himself in the way, attempting to save Arthur, but was struck in the chest and killed by Ruber, who then made a lunge for Arthur. Fortunately, Arthur is able to draw Excalibur and uses its power to strike down Ruber, who then flees. Later, Arthur returns Lionel's body and shield to his widow Lady Julianna before mourning Lionel's death. He also told Julianna that she and her daughter would always be welcome at Camelot, in recognition of her husband's sacrifice.
Arthur continues to rule over Camelot for the next ten years. However, one night, a griffin - working for Ruber - broke into the castle and attacked Arthur, injuring his arm and stealing Excalibur. Merlin puts his arm in a sling and urges him to rest. Arthur insists on going to look for Excalibur by himself, but Merlin says he is not strong enough yet and that he must trust in his people. Later, Julianna arrives in Camelot - unbeknownst to Arthur, she has been taken hostage by Ruber, who is using her to get into Camelot. Arthur says he will meet Julianna in the Great hall. When Arthur heads down to meet her however, he discovers Ruber waiting for him instead, with Excalibur fused to his arm. Arthur grabs a spear to defend himself, but due to his injuries, he is not match for Ruber, who overpowers him. When Ruber declares his plan to become Camelot's new ruler, Arthur retorts that he "is no king". Fortunately, Kayley arrives and attacks Ruber before he can kill Arthur. After Kayley and Garrett defeat Ruber, the magic of Excalibur heals Arthur's injured arm. Arthur then redraws the sword from its stone. Afterwards, Arthur holds a celebration at Camelot and knights Kayley and Garrett, to thank them for saving the kingdom.