King Fergus, nicknamed The Bear King, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He was the King of DunBroch, the wife of Elinor and the father of Merida, portrayed by Glenn Keogh.



During a battle against the forces of Camelot, Fergus is slain by King Arthur, who plunges his sword through the Bear King and leaves Merida distraught.

Season 5

Merida is eventually given a magical ale by the Witch, which Merida pours on Fergus' grave, allowing his spirit to return briefly so that he and his daughter can say one last goodbye.


Status: Deceased


  • He is based on King Fergus from Brave.


  • S5, E09: "The Bear King" (flashback)

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