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Lieutenant (junior grade) Sam "Merlin" Wells is a Naval Flight Officer and LT Bill "Cougar" Cortell's radar intercept officer (RIO).

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Merlin was originally Cougar's RIO until Cougar quit. He is later assigned as LT Pete "Maverick" Mitchell's RIO after Maverick graduated from TOPGUN and was recalled back to the USS Enterprise, and to fill in as a replacement for Goose. Together, Maverick and Merlin shot down three of the six MiG-28s in the final engagement.

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