|Company||The Hunter's Call|
|Voice Actor||Ewan Bailey|
|“||Megalodons and Krakens leave meat behind when you kill them, be sure to grab it. Oh, do please tell me what it feels like to fight and battle a Megalodon!|
|— Merrick, Overheard at Merrick's campfire|
Merrick is an admitted drunk most of the time, but was among the first to uncover the Megalodon, and set adventurers on a quest to track down and hunt the beast. While not an official voyage, Merrick provided hints which would lead the players to his journals and people he'd met. At first meeting, he gave players the Big Jaws Speaking Trumpet, which would unlock the Speaking Trumpet. Upon coming full circle, he would provide players with the Hungering Tattoo Set, and the Drum of the Deep, which was the only drum available at the time. After killing the Megalodon and returning to Merrick, he would reward players with the Hungering One Figurehead.
His camp on Shark Bait Cove is now abandoned, with a portrait of Merrick and his son, Derrick, and a journal thanking the pirates that rallied to him in his time of need.
With his Hungering One obsession behind him, Merrick has been given second chance by his wife, Serik, and he's been able to reunite with his family, including his son, Derrick. He now has his eye on much smaller fish, working as a part of the family business, The Hunter's Call, a company on the Sea of Thieves centered around hunting and fishing.
It's me, Merrick! Me shark hunting days might be over but me Hunter's Call days have just begun!
Merrick's Dialogue during the time-limited The Hunt for Hidden, Ancient Shadows of Fate Voyage.
After giving him Old Stompy:
(Shark Bait Cove campfire)
Come to hear ole Merrick perform? Well, I'm retired. And this is the soberest I've been in weeks. And if one more person asks me how I lost my legs...
- During The Hungering Deep event, a picture was sent via twitter to Sea of Thieves' handle, which had a player character (Dr Nefari0us) dancing next to Merrick who looked very similar in appearance, and captioned "Hey @SeaOfThieves its me, merricks son, derrick". After the event was completed and Merrick was removed from the game, an in-game portrait of the two characters was left at his camp. When interacting with the painting, text reads "Met me son Derrick for the first time! Well, he says he's me son. How can I deny it wiv a handsome mug like that?"
- Merrick lost both of his legs to the Megalodon, and now has double peglegs.
- A parrot took his eye. He describes the bird as a "huge, fearsome, vicious, crazed beast".
- Prior to the Hungering Deep campaign, Pirate Times described a livestock thief fitting Merrick's description.