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}}'''Lieutenant Sam "Merlin" Wells''' at the beginning of the movie was originally [[Cougar]]'s R.I.O. until he quit. He later becomes [[Maverick]]'s R.I.O. after the death of [[Goose]] while they were both at [[TOPGUN]]. Years after the incident over the Indian Ocean he along with Maverick, [[Iceman]], & [[Slider]] all become instructors at TOPGUN. He was present with Maverick when they along with Iceman & Slider aid their graduates in the Black Sea. They end up helping ''Spider'', ''Fury'' & the rest of the Reaper squadron out in destroying the enemy outpost and saving Spider's wingman ''Deadeye''.
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}}'''Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Sam "Merlin" Wells''' is a [[Naval flight officer|Naval Flight Officer]] and [[Cougar|Cougar's]] [[Radar intercept officer|radar intercept officer (RIO)]].
   
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In ''[[Top Gun]]'', Merlin was originally [[Cougar]]'s RIO until Cougar quit. He is later assigned as [[Maverick|Maverick's]] RIO after Maverick graduated from [[TOPGUN]] and was recalled back to the USS ''Enterprise''. Together, Maverick and Merlin shot down three of the six [[MiG-28|MiG-28s]] in the final engagement.[[Category:Characters]]
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Revision as of 14:26, March 25, 2020

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Sam "Merlin" Wells is a Naval Flight Officer and Cougar's radar intercept officer (RIO).

In Top Gun, Merlin was originally Cougar's RIO until Cougar quit. He is later assigned as Maverick's RIO after Maverick graduated from TOPGUN and was recalled back to the USS Enterprise. Together, Maverick and Merlin shot down three of the six MiG-28s in the final engagement.

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