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10 Most Powerful Characters In Disney's Gargoyles

Disney's original animated series Gargoyles may be known for its 90's nostalgia - but viewers should take away from it are the memorable characters. From regal protagonists like Goliath and Elisa Maza to thrilling antagonists like the devilish Xanatos and Demona, the show has no shortage of incredible individuals who all brought their unique ingredients into this hand-drawn tale.

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But who amongst the cast are considered the most impressive in their strength and skill? Are all of them of gargoyle descent or perhaps power does not come from mythological abilities? To find out the answer, let's take a look at 10 most powerful characters in Disney's Gargoyles.

10 Lexington

Lexington might seem like the sweetest of the Manhattan gargoyle clan but when push comes to foreshadowing shove, this little guy is one intelligent force to be reckoned with. Shown in multiple episodes, Lexington is considered the tech wizard of the group. He adapts quickly to new environments and often is shown using his noggin to get out of any jam - but this can lead to some terrifying developments.

In the episode Future Tense, in which Goliath goes into an alternative timeline where he discovers a post-apocalyptic New York City, we witness Lexington's true potential. Now this once innocent gargoyle has transformed into a cold, calculated individual, and if you know the outcome of said episode, then it is obvious to see why he'd make it onto this mighty list.

9 Broadway

Broadway may appear to be just a food-loving goofball, but he's easily the most physically capable of the Manhattan clan. And if you've witnessed his arc throughout the series - even when the spirit of another gargoyle possessed him - then those mentioned traits all seem entirely accurate.

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From his start as the most lovable member of the group to his eventual evolution in leadership, Broadway has proven to be the most loyal and resourceful of the younger gargoyle trio. Sure, he may not have Brooklyn's cool factor nor Lexington's tech skills but Broadway has something better than that: bravery. When you stand up to the likes of Harry Dracon, that is what you need to survive.

8 Goliath

Known as the leader of the Manhattan clan, Goliath (being the main character of the entire Gargoyles series) leaves a memorable impression. With his grand stature, majestic appearance, commanding voice - he has all the stereotypical check-marks of a powerful individual. But what lands him on this list (similar to Lexington) is his further potential for greatness.

Though known for his strong convictions in most episodes, Eye of the Storm shows Goliath's promising capabilities the best of all. In it, Elisa Maza (Goliath's BFF and romantic interest) is kidnapped by the god Odin in an attempt to get back his powerful dominant eye. Goliath, in turn, uses the orb to rescue Elisa, showing his real power  - an aspect he almost can't let go of but eventually does. But that potential is hard ever to forget.

7 Xanatos

Take the good looks and mystery of Bruce Wayne, plus a dash of the classic villainy of Lex Luthor, and you have David Xanatos. Voiced by the charming Jonathan Frakes, this on-again, off-again baddie is the Manhattan clan's ultimate foe. And with all his connections throughout the world, not to mention his endless supply of money, this tycoon is not one to ever question.

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But what lands Xanatos on this power-related list has to do with his ability to achieve all of his goals. Bring back a gargoyle from the dead? Sure. Move a thousand-year-old Scottish castle to New York City? No problem. Xanatos will make anything happen, no matter what the price - economically or emotionally.

6 Demona

A thousand years on the run from hunters, witches, and a Shakespearean king can make you quite the deadly force. But when you mix that with a side of bitterness towards your ex-lover, then you've got a recipe for a substantial antagonist.

With her tragic backstory and cruel traits, Demona has left an impression on all of her foes and audiences as a gargoyle you never want to second guess. She's one part classic bad guy, another the kind of female anti-hero we all can connect with in some way. And considering her resistance to defeat, even among faes of all varieties, Demona's consistency is what lands her on this list - because you've got to be someone pretty fierce to question Macbeth and Xanatos without batting a lash.

5 Puck

Perhaps the most famous out of all of Oberon's children, Puck is a fairy trickster who (much like in the famous play he's from) will never take no for an answer, twisting any command given to him to fit his schemes.

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From his disguise as a specific dull character to tricking Demona into becoming a human during the day, no one ever calls Puke a fool. But it is perchance the cruelest trick of all he played - making Goliath believe that all his friends were dead - that gets Puck a spot on this list. Because if you can fool the leader of the Manhattan clan, after all his experiences, then you're quite impressive.

4 The Magus

Known for being the sole individual who cursed the gargoyles to their immortal stone states, the Magus gets a spot on this list for his small yet impressive arc.

He starts off the series as a magician who was dependent on the words within his prized book of spells. Eventually, he gives all that up for a chance to live with the Princess (for whom he deeply loves) on Avalon, thus making him more mortal than before. But when that love doesn't work out, and he battles against the Weird Sisters at Hollow Hill, the Magus displays his real ability - proving you don't need a spellbook to be powerful, you just have to believe in your potential.

3 The Archmage

The mighty teacher to the Magus and Demona, the Archmage is an arrogant antagonist who displays an ability to gain anything he demands with just the wave of his hands. No creature, fae or human can stand in his way - especially when he has all of the show's various magical objects in his possession.

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Yet the reason this magic man lands on the list is not based on the strength he gains through his collection, but the intelligence he uses to get said items. Through various timelines, he crafts a plan that weaves so many storylines throughout, the Archmage seems like the Kevin Feige of the Gargoyles universe - a fact that makes him an all-powerful narrative wizard by default.=

2 Oberon

The ruler of all things magic related, Oberon is easily the most potent character (based on mystical strength) in all of the show's lore. All enchanted creatures must obey his command no matter what the circumstances, which makes some for pretty exciting drama with a specific Xanatos related situation.

But it is Oberon's critical god-like abilities that land him on this list, along with his deadpan approach towards the mortal world. Emotions are nothing to him, and thus doesn't affect much of his choices. And when you have all of the power of the world at your fingertips, that makes all the sense.

1 Thailog

When you're a mash-up of multiple influential forces, then it goes without saying why such an individual would make the top of this list. And when you've got the looks and strength of Goliath, and the intelligence of Xanatos, then you're cooking with powerful gas.

All of that perfectly describes Thailog - a clone of Goliath created by Xanatos and Doctor Sevarius. He was designed to best his "father" in strength, but be on Xanatos' level when it came to business and other keen thoughts. Unfortunately, that formed into one heck of a wicked combination; the kind that throws villains like Demona and Macbeth around like rag dolls.

Powerful? Absolutely. Terrifying? You bet.

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“One thousand years ago, superstition and the sword ruled.”

 

This is the first line to one of the greatest openings of one of the greatest animated series of all time. Hyperbole? Perhaps. But Gargoyles is incredible and you know we’re right. Why? Because it includes:

 

That Amazing Theme Song/Opening Credits

 

Fire! Castles! GARGOYLES! We can hear that song in our dreams. With one of the most monumental scores ever, this opening pumps us up for every amazing episode. New viewers get the entire background on the show, returning viewers get to review some of their favorite scenes. Everybody wins!

 

Those Sweet Character Names

 

“We are defenders of the night.”

 

One of our favorite exchanges from the first episode, Awakening:

 

TOM: I’m Tom. What’s your name?
GARGOYLE #1: Except for Goliath, we don’t have names.
TOM: How do you tell each other apart?
GARGOYLE #1: We look different.
TOM: But what do you call each other?
GARGOYLE #2: (shrugs) Friend.

 

Cue 1000 years later, when they decide to take the COOLEST NAMES OF ALL: Goliath, Hudson, Broadway, Brooklyn, Lexington, Bronx. These Gargoyles who did not need names for so long, these complex and layered characters, decided to identify themselves with different parts of New York City. How’s that for an homage?

 

Those Nail-Biting Plots That Haunt Our Dreams

 

“Betrayed by the humans we had sworn to protect.”

 

The entire point of Gargoyles was that they were these monsters, lost in a human world, unable to find out where they belong. The fact that they had been banished from their time BY humans made it so interesting why they decided to continue to PROTECT humans once they wake up. We watched them learn how to survive in this new world while they also learned how to stand up for it. They didn’t do it because they had to, they did it because they wanted to.

 

People died on this show. There were consequences to actions that characters took, and we saw what those consequences were. We saw what happened when people were dishonest, and we saw what happened when they were immoral. This show explored all aspects of the human—and gargoyle—condition. It really made us think, guys.

 

That Angsty Yell!

 

“ANGEL OF THE NIGHT!”

 

Enough said.

 

The Villainess That We Love to Hate and Hate to Love

 

“Stone by day, warriors by night.”

 

Most of Demona’s early life was spent as an apprentice to the Archmage. He used her to do his dirty work, and these underhanded sensibilities stayed with her. Instead of taking responsibility for what happened to her clan, she turned her grief into hatred. She lived that 1000 years by herself, scheming and plotting and planning the best way to have her revenge. It got pretty real there.

 

We have to wonder – was Demona really a villain? Or was she a victim of circumstance? After all, the love of her life was ripped from her, her clan was turned to stone (which is just the worst), and she probably had a pretty healthy guilt complex working. Hard to remain good and pure when all of that has befallen you, don’t you think?

 

That Sneaky Villain (Who Actually—Spoiler Alert—Gives Up His Evil Ways)

 

“It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear.”

 

Xanatos had money, he had power, and he wasn’t afraid to use both of them. Not only was he voiced by Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek fame, he just looked like a jerk. (Come on, that ponytail should have been a big red flag.) Xanatos simply wanted immortality. NBD. In the end, Xanatos wound up giving up his quest, becoming a halfway decent human being and ally of the Gargoyles. Points for a strong finish.

 

The Main Character We Can’t Get Enough Of

 

Ah, Goliath. Brave to a fault and fiercely loyal. He has an unparalleled streak of optimism, what with his complete and total belief in humans. He believed that humans will realize that their hatred towards Gargoyles is merely fear, and that they will overcome this fear in the future. Bold position to take, dude. In fact, he’s pretty much one super-bold dude.

 

That Female Co-star We Always Root For

 

Elisa Maza was the ultimate modern heroine. Intelligent, quick to act, cool headed, and—above all—she’s a detective (which we all think is pretty legit). One could argue that Elisa was the reason that the Gargoyles felt inspired to protect Manhattan in the first place. She helped the clan understand the new world they found themselves in. Elisa was in fact, THEIR angel of the night (see what we did there?!).

 

Those Supporting Characters That Always Know Just What to Say

 

“It was the age of Gargoyles.”

 

We can’t even list all of the hilarious quips that the Manhattan Clan comes up with during this series. (Seriously. We tried. This article was almost seven pages. You’re welcome.) Watching the Gargoyles figure out Manhattan and how to live there? Priceless. Brooklyn riding motorcycles, Broadway trying to eat food whenever and wherever possible, Lexington adapting to the technology of the modern age? Unmatched in their hilariosity. (Made up word alert!) Hudson and Bronx really liked watching TV, which isn’t the most comical, but we can appreciate.

 

They are the comedic relief and the heart of this show.

 

This Cool Fact You Probably Didn’t Know

 

Keith David, the voice of Goliath, has a long history of amazing roles. Among his many accolades, he also voiced Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog!

 

Okay. We’re done. Almost. For now.

 

P.S. You might want to listen to the Gargoyles theme song on loop right now. We already are.

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In the animated television series Gargoyles and the spinoff comic books Gargoyles (SLG comic) and Gargoyles: Bad Guys, Gargoyles are a species of winged humanoid creatures that are the focus of the show.

Gargoyles[edit]

Several clans of gargoyles exist worldwide, and each clan has distinct cultural and morphological characteristics. All gargoyle clans are alike in that each has a particular item, area, or concept that they strive to protect. They are fierce warriors and are incredibly powerful and resilient; their appearance and ferocity often means that humans vilify them as demons and monsters. Most of the world's gargoyle clans do not peacefully co-exist with humans.

Gargoyles are particularly notable for entering a sort of stone hibernation, called "stone sleep", during the day, during which they resemble Gothic statues. During daylight, they can quickly heal from injury and illness, and are protected from most natural threats. However, this state makes them easy targets for destruction by their enemies and humans who hate them.[1] The character Anton Sevarius postulated that, in this hibernation, they absorb solar radiation that allows them to store energy; otherwise, he concluded, the strenuous activity of gliding would require a nutritional intake equivalent to eating three cows a day.[2] Damage during stone sleep can be fatal to a gargoyle. If a gargoyle dies during its hibernation like it being shattered to many pieces, its body will remain stone.[1]

Gargoyles, despite having large wings, can only fly by gliding on updrafts and on the wind. They have sharp claws that can dig into any kind of solid surface, and they can use these to climb vertical surfaces.[1] They are also excellent swimmers.

While not inherently immortal, gargoyles can be extremely long-lived, a result of stone sleep—which slows or halts their aging process until they wake again the following night. Even in old age, they are not as frail and incapacitated as other creatures. Because they spend half their day asleep as stone, they age at half the rate of a human, thus living twice as long.[3]

A subgroup of gargoyles are gargoyle beasts, who are typically quadrupedal and behave like domestic animals. Though they are smarter than mundane animals, they are not as intelligent as humans or gargoyles.

The Manhattan Clan[edit]

The Manhattan Clan are the protagonists of the series.

  • Goliath (voiced by Keith David) – Goliath is the leader of the Manhattan Clan.[4] Goliath is named for the Biblical giant by the people of Castle Wyvern because of his stature at 6 ft. 10 in. (208 cm) and a weight of 400 lbs. (181 kg).[1] By the end of the second season, Goliath has started a romantic relationship with Elisa Maza.
  • Hudson (voiced by Ed Asner) – Hudson was an Elder and former leader of the Wyvern Clan.[4] He now serves as an advisor to Goliath and the rest of the Manhattan Clan. Hudson took his name from the river after Elisa explained almost everything has a name.[1] When not in battle, Hudson would spend the night watching television.
  • Brooklyn (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – The rufous-skinned, white-haired Brooklyn serves as the clan's second-in-command[5] with a somewhat sarcastic and impetuous attitude, but has a talent for tactics. Brooklyn is named for the New York borough.[1] He harbors bitter hatred against Demona after she tricked him. Forty seconds after being whisked away in time by The Phoenix Gate (but 40 years later, from Brooklyn's perspective), Brooklyn was returned to his correct time, older and with a family.[6]
  • Lexington (voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez) – Lexington was the smallest of the clan and a technical wizard. Lexington is named from the avenue, which itself gained that name in 1836.[7][8][1] Lexington harbored bitter hatred against The Pack,[9] but attempted to reconcile with Fox after moving back to the castle.[10] Unlike the other Manhattan Clan gargoyles, Lexington's wings do not exist as fully "separate" limbs, but instead consist of membranes that are webbed to his arms with one extra set of "limbs" halfway down within the webbing, which allow him to glide like a flying squirrel. He holds a soft spot for baby Alex; in the third season, he is shown to act as a sort of babysitter and spoils him with new toys. Following the series' run on television and the release of the SLG Clan-Building Gargoyles comics.
  • Broadway (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) – Broadway is overweight and good-natured. He is named for the street.[1] Broadway has developed a strong dislike of guns ever since he accidentally shot Eliza and a great appreciation for old movies (particularly detective ones),[11] as well as a newfound and rapidly developing appreciation for reading and literary works. He later develops a relationship with Angela.
  • Bronx (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) – Bronx is a dog-like gargoyle beast. Bronx is named for the New York borough.[1] He often stays with Hudson within the clan's residence, keeping him company while watching television.
  • Angela (voiced by Brigitte Bako) – Angela is the daughter of Goliath[12] and Demona.[13] She was raised on Avalon like a human, thus making her more willing to trust others,[14] and joined the Manhattan clan in the middle of the second season. Angela is so named because of her angelic nature,[15] Angela literally meaning "She-Angel". She later develops a relationship with Broadway, after letting "the trio" (Broadway, Brooklyn and Lexington) know she does not tolerate nicknames being used for her.
  • Fu-Dog – Fu-Dog is a green-skinned leonine gargoyle beast, closely resembling a Chinese statuary lion in appearance from the Xanadu Clan in China who, at some unspecified time, joins Brooklyn on his journey through the time-stream. He is fiercely loyal to Brooklyn.[6]
  • Katana – Katana comes from the Ishimura Clan during feudal era Japan, and is Brooklyn's sky-blue hued mate, with a similar but smaller beak when compared to her mate. Named for the most famous form of Japanese sword, she joined him on his Timedancer journey. During their adventures, she and Brooklyn had an egg which hatched into Nashville. She has a second egg, Egwardo, which she is very protective of, as shown by her carrying it (before it hatches in 1998) with her everywhere in a compact backpack.[6]
  • Nashville – Nashville is the son of Brooklyn and Katana. He closely resembled Brooklyn, but had Katana's pale blue skin color and bluish-black hair. He is called Gnash for short.[6]
  • Othello (voiced by Michael Dorn) – Othello was a rookery brother to Goliath who is shown to be hot-headed. Resurrected as the cyborg Coldstone. The Coldstone robot was designed to resemble him.[17] The name Othello was used to identify the character in the script.[18] He rejoined the clan in 1997.[6]
  • Desdemona (voiced by CCH Pounder) – Desdemona is Othello's Mate.[19] She helped to keep Iago at bay and was eventually transferred into the robot shell of Coldfire.[20] The name Desdemona was used only for script and credit only.[18] She rejoined the clan in 1997.[6]

Coldstone[edit]

Coldstone is the spirit of a deceased gargoyle from the Wyvern clan resurrected through science and sorcery into a cyborg body.[17] He was formed from the remains of three different gargoyles (usually called Coldstone or "Othello", his mate Coldfire or "Desdemona", and his rival Coldsteel or "Iago"),[18][19] and each personality remains mostly intact. Eventually, each personality is transferred to a separate robotic body.[20] Since the Coldstone robotic body only had one voice box, Coldstone was always voiced by Michael Dorn, regardless of the personality in control. However in "Legion," Coldstone's tone changed whenever Desdemona was in control causing Coldstone to be voiced by CCH Pounder during that time.

Iago/Coldsteel[edit]

Iago or Coldsteel (voiced by Xander Berkeley) is Othello's enemy. He convinced Othello that Desdemona was secretly pursuing a relationship with Goliath.[19] He was eventually transferred into the robot shell of Coldsteel.[20] Upon Demona's reactivation of the Coldstone robot, Iago took control of the body, until Othello was convinced to help Goliath and clan.[21] In 1996, Coldsteel aided Xanatos and Coyote 5.0. in retrieving the Stone of Destiny in exchange for removing a tracking device from his body.[6] The name Iago was used only in the script and credits.[18]

Demona[edit]

Main article: Demona

Demona (voiced by Marina Sirtis) is Goliath's ex-mate[1] and Angela's biological mother;[13] who is no longer frozen in stone by daylight like the others, thanks to Puck's pre-Gathering intervention.[22] She has been continuously alive for a millennium, because of a magical pact with Macbeth granted to them by the series' version of the Three Witches, giving both of them nearly-irrevocable immortality. Demona developed a hatred of all humans, making her an enemy of the clan. She was named by Macbeth, after her demonic fighting skills,[23] Demona literally meaning "She-Demon". Over the centuries that she has been alive, Demona was the enemy of the Canmore family, who all took on the moniker of The Hunter; because of this, Demona was indirectly responsible for the destruction of the Manhattan Clan's clock tower home.

Avalon Clan[edit]

The Avalon Clan are the gargoyle eggs of Castle Wyvern that were protected by Princess Katharine, Tom, and the Magus. The eggs were taken to Avalon, where they hatched and grew to adulthood.[14] Katharine and Tom raised them as their own children, and thus gave each a name to be told apart from each other, so the Avalon Clan holds great respect for them.

Known members of the clan include:

The unnamed members of the Avalon clan consist of 14 unnamed females, 16 unnamed males, and 2 gargoyle beasts.

London Clan[edit]

The London Clan are a prosperous English clan resembling the creatures of heraldry. The London Clan roosted at a country estate called Knight's Spur.[6] They also ran a magic shop in London to supplement their income, and until the mid-1990s (the timeframe of the Gargoyles series) had abandoned their mission of protection.

Their names were derived from the heraldic creatures they were based on:

  • Staghart - A white stag-type gargoyle who was rumored to have a close friendship with Lexington.
  • Pog - A hippogriff who is the clan's eldest member.
  • Lunette - A winged unicorn. She is Leo and Una's daughter who was born the same year as Brooklyn's son Nashville.

The rest of the London Clan consisted of 189 unnamed members.[6]

Clan Ishimura[edit]

Clan Ishimura was a gargoyle clan in Japan and the only clan thus far that lived in harmony with humans, teaching them Bushido, (lit. the "Way of the Warrior"), since feudal times. It includes

  • Sora (voiced by Haunani Minn) - A member of Clan Ishimura and Kai's second-in-command.
  • Yama (voiced by Bruce Locke) - A member of Clan Ishimura and Sora's former mate who was banished from the clan for criminal activity. This resulted in his joining Robyn Canmore's Redemption Squad unit in the future to atone for his own misdeeds.

Clan Ishimura also had many other unnamed members.[26] In the Gargoyles comic series issue "The Lost", it is revealed that the gargoyles of Japan are properly called Tengu, as a possible inspiration for Japan's folkloric creatures with similar physical characteristics.

Mayan Clan[edit]

The Mayan Clan members are protectors of the Guatemalan rainforest and associated with the Kaqchikel people's culture and have patagia-form, leathery wings. The four surviving gargoyles of the clan wore special talismans linked to a special occultly-enchanted artifact called the Mayan Sun Amulet, that let them avoid their stone sleep. Their names are Spanish words for precious gemstones:

  • Zafiro (voiced by Héctor Elizondo) - The red-skinned leader of the Mayan Clan with a snake tail instead of legs and a unique feather-winged appearance reminiscent of the Mayan deity Kukulkan but with human-form arms, or possibly one of the cuoatl, specifically Quetzalcoatl. He wears the sapphire amulet.
  • Jade (voiced by Jesse Corti) - A green-skinned Gargoyle with a facial appearance reminiscent of Goliath. His name is pronounced HAH-day in Spanish and he wears the jade amulet.
  • Turquesa (voiced by Marabina Jaimes) - A blue-skinned gargoyle. She wears the turquoise amulet.
  • Obsidiana (voiced by Elisa Gabrielli) - A blue-skinned gargoyle and Zafiro's mate who has developed skills as an herbalist (similar to Maya ethnobotany) with medicinal plants of the rain forest, in healing physical injuries. She wears the obsidian amulet.

Due to malicious business actions initiated in 1993 by the Cyberbiotics Corporation's Preston Vogel in and near the clan's rain forest protectorate (see below), a sizable number of the Guatemala Clan's earlier gargoyle membership was destroyed in stone slumber only a few years before the "Avalon World Tour" visit to them by Goliath, Angela, Elisa and Bronx; without the Guatemala Clan's rookery of gargoyle eggs ever being discovered in the tragic event.[27]

Labyrinth Clan[edit]

The Labyrinth Clan lived underground, protecting the homeless individuals who also lived there.

The Mutates[edit]

The Mutates were created when Anton Sevarius combined animal genes with humans in an attempt to create gargoyle-like creatures for Xanatos.[2] They rebelled against Xanatos,[28] and now protect the homeless in the underground facility known as the Labyrinth.[29] They also take care of the clones. All the Mutates resembled humanoid cats with bat-like wings on their backs (giving them enough strength to glide due to the bat DNA in them) and had the ability to store and discharge electricity, due to having electric eel DNA and the associated storage organ to naturally accumulate an electric charge.[2]

  • Talon (voiced by Rocky Carroll) - Talon became the leader of the Mutate Clan; originally, he was against leadership as he preferred everyone being equal, but took control when Fang attempted mutiny. Resembled a black panther/bat/electric eel hybrid. Talon was originally Elisa Maza's younger brother Derek. He took a job as a pilot for David Xanatos, with a series of events leading to his mutation. The mutate Maggie Reed is shown to love him, and the feeling is mutual.[2]
  • Fang (voiced by Jim Belushi) - Fang was originally a member of the Mutate Clan, but eventually betrayed them. He resembled a cougar/bat/electric eel hybrid with bat wings. Fang was a human named Fred Sykes before Sevarius mutated him. He found several laser rifles and used them and a pair of human followers to attempt to take over the Labyrinth where the mutates lived.[29] He later joined forces with Thailog and Demona.[30] Fang is a loud mouthed bully who likes dominating those weaker than himself,[2] which causes Yama to become antagonistic towards him as both Yama and Fang are eventual members of Robyn Canmore's Redemption Squad.
  • Claw - Claw is a strong-but-silent Mutate.[2] The transformation process rendered him mute, brought on by either physical damage or psychological trauma (it is never specified). Resembled a tiger/bat/electric eel hybrid.[28] Claw is shown to be a coward, doing what he is told out of fear; however, he has brief moments of bravery.
  • Maggie Reed (voiced by Kath Soucie) - Maggie Reed is an innocent young homeless woman who was tricked by Sevarius, she was the most desperate to find a cure for her condition. Brooklyn had a crush on her for a time,[2] but she fell in love with Talon. Maggie was listed in the show's credits as Maggie the Cat, an allusion to the female lead in the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Maggie resembled a lion/bat/electric eel hybrid.[28] In the comic continuation, it was revealed that she was pregnant with Talon's child.
  • Xanatos' Mutate Army - A group of mutants from "Future Tense" who are actually clones of Talon.
Non-combat Mutates[edit]

To continue with his experiments in mutating, Sevarius and Fang abducted four residents of the Labyrinth.

  • Thug - Thug was in charge of guarding Fang's cell before he was freed by Sevarius. Mutated into a human crocodile. He took Benny and Erin back to the Labyrinth.
  • Tasha - Tasha was a woman who was mutated into a human armadillo. She committed suicide by hanging after discovering that Sevarius had no intent to cure them.
  • Benny - Benny is a boy who was mutated into a human woodlouse.
  • Erin - Erin is a girl and Benny's older sister who was mutated into a human turtle.[31]

Both Benny and Erin are modeled after Greg Weisman's kids. They got to choose which mutated forms that their comic book versions were given.[32]

Thailog[edit]

Thailog (voiced by Keith David) was a clone of Goliath created by Anton Sevarius and educated by David Xanatos (via a "subliminaleducation program"), giving him many of Xanatos's personality traits. He would prove to be both a genius and a persistent enemy. Thailog debuts in the season 2 episode Double Jeopardy, which aired in November 1995, and his name is almost backwards for "Goliath". A "monster", in Xanatos' words. Goliath's body and Xanatos' mind.

Deciding that he would never be free under Xanatos' thumb, Thailog planned his own kidnapping by Sevarius, blackmails Xanatos for 20 million dollars for his safe return, and after meeting his genetic source, Goliath, for the first time, seemingly perishes in an explosion. Xanatos later guesses that Thailog had planned to fake his death all along, leaving him both free of Xanatos, and free to spend the 20 million without interference. Xanatos realizes that he has created a monster, one as strong as Goliath and as smart as (if not smarter than) himself.

Under the name "Alexander Thailog", Thailog would later form a partnership/relationship with Demona, (business-wise they formed a company, called "Nightstone Unlimited"), but was planning to let her and Macbeth die, in order to inherit both their fortunes (Demona in her human form planned to marry Macbeth and then claim that he was dead in order to inherit his fortune, Thailog planned to kill Macbeth and Demona and as her sole business partner, her Banker, he would inherit their combined fortunes).[13] Both of them later commissioned Sevarius to create a clan of clones, which he eventually betrayed.[13]

Thailog eventually "dies" (or, more accurately, lapses into a permanent stone sleep) in the third season of the animated series, but Thailog is depicted as alive in the canonical SLG Comic Book.

The dynamics between Thailog and Xanatos somewhat mirror that of Lex Luthor and the clone of Superman in Vatman, in season one of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which aired in March 1994.

The Clones[edit]

The Clones were made by Sevarius at the request of Demona and Thailog. Their intellects were originally deliberately stunted to make them obedient to Thailog. With Thailog's supposed death, they regained their freedom. Talon offered to take the clones with him to the Labyrinth to educate them.[33]

Issues 3 to 5 of the comic depict Thailog later going to Castle Wyvern to persuade the clones to rejoin him, as they still had not developed free will at that time. After a battle with Goliath and his clan, most of the clones decide to return to the Labyrinth at the insistence of Delilah. Only Brentwood decides to remain with Thailog.[10]

  • Malibu (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Malibu is the clone of Brooklyn. There are hints to a possible relationship between Malibu and Delilah (much to the disappointment of Brooklyn, before his initial meeting with his own future mate Katana).[10]
  • Brentwood (voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez) - Brentwood is the clone of Lexington. Unlike the other clones, he decides to remain with Thailog, viewing him to be smart. He was the only clone, however, to stay out of the fight between the clans. Brentwood parallels with the evil Lexington from Future Tense (Lex comments on his decision, saying "You're really making me look bad").[10]
  • Hollywood (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - Hollywood is the clone of Broadway.
  • Burbank (voiced by Ed Asner) - Burbank is the clone of Hudson. Much like Hudson, Burbank carries a weapon, in his case, a mace. In addition, he lacks the injured left eye Hudson still possesses.
  • Delilah (voiced by Salli Richardson) - Delilah is not an exact clone, she is a binary clone made from 90% of Demona and 10% of Elisa's DNA. She was programmed to be a servile concubine for Thailog, replacing Demona. Goliath went to the Labyrinth requesting Delilah's company for a Halloween dance (as Elisa had broken up with him). After Thailog crashes the party, Delilah is given the choice to remain with Thailog or go back to The Labyrinth. After deciding to leave Thailog, she asked the other clones to make the same choice, and was joined by all of them except for Brentwood. Delilah was angry that Goliath tried to use her as a replacement for Elisa when they temporarily broke up. Goliath had explained to Elisa that he could never feel anything for Delilah, because Gargoyles mate for life.[10] In the unmade spinoff, Gargoyles 2198, Delilah's eponymous descendant would have been a main character, close friends with Samson (the grandson of Broadway and Angela, resembling Goliath).[34]
  • Little Anton (voiced by Dorian Harewood) - A giant gargoyle made by Sevarius using the DNA from all the gargoyles.

The clones differ from the originals by their colors, and some features like horns or teeth. To gain a physical advantage, Malibu, Brentwood, Hollywood and Burbank were aged to be in their biological 20s: older than the young trio, yet younger than Hudson.

The clones' names are places in Los Angeles, contrasting with and spoofing (as chosen by Demona) their counterpart protagonists' New York City place names.

Humans[edit]

In addition to the gargoyles, human characters figure prominently in the series, both as allies and enemies of the gargoyles.

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Princess Katharine[edit]

Princess Katarine (voiced by Kath Soucie) is the leader of Castle Wyvern (and, by default, the Scottish clan of gargoyles) during the 990s. Katharine was at first prejudiced against the clan, but after they saved her life, she vowed to protect the clans' unhatched eggs[1] and raise them on Avalon.[14]

Katherine's parents[edit]

  • Prince Malcolm (voiced by Roger Rees) - Prince Malcolm was Katharine's father, the previous lord of Wyvern Castle, Hudson's good friend, and brother to King Kenneth. He formed a co-existence alliance with the gargoyles who had been there for centuries, and built Castle Wyvern. Goliath, Demona, and Hudson saved his life from an attack by the Archmage. He also inadvertently inspired hatred of gargoyles at Wyvern, particularly in Princess Katharine—he told her that the gargoyles would get her if she didn't stay in bed.[4] He was apparently deceased by the time of the Viking attack in 994.
  • Princess Elena (voiced by Kath Soucie) - Princess Elena is Katherine's mother. She married Prince Malcolm in 975, and intended to give him the Phoenix Gate as a dowry (until it was stolen by Demona). Voiced by Kath Soucie.[35]

The Magus[edit]

The Magus (voiced by Jeff Bennett) was a court magician of Castle Wyvern and Katharine's top advisor. It was the Magus who cast the spell that imprisoned Goliath's clan in stone, believing that the Viking Hakon had murdered the Princess and blaming the gargoyles for her death. He later discovered that Princess Katharine had been rescued by Goliath. Unable to restore the gargoyles (as Hakon had burned the page with his counterspell), he agreed to place Goliath under the same spell so that he might one day be reunited with his clan.[1] The Magus guided Princess Katharine and the eggs to Avalon, and harbored unrequited feelings for the princess for many years. He died after using a great deal of energy to defeat the Weird Sisters.[14]

Tom the Guardian[edit]

In 10th-century Scotland, Tom (voiced by J. D. Daniels as a kid, Gerrit Graham as an adult) was a peasant boy at Wyvern Castle, who was eager to make friends with the gargoyles, especially the future-named Lexington & Brooklyn, despite his mother's objections. He also accompanied Princess Katherine and the gargoyle eggs to Avalon, where he took on the role of Guardian, protecting the eggs & training the young gargoyles when they hatched. While living on Avalon, the adult Tom became Katharine's confidante, and eventually her husband.

Mary[edit]

Mary (voiced by Kath Soucie), Tom the Guardian's mother, was fiercely anti-gargoyle like Katharine,[1] but had a change of heart as she, too, vowed to protect the eggs. Along with Finnella, she did not go to Avalon, instead choosing to stay on Earth and guard the Grimorum Arcanorum, stating that, "a woman alone might run into trouble: two women can cause plenty of it".[14] When a Timedancing Brooklyn arrived in Scotland in 997, Mary recognized him as one of the gargoyles from Goliath's clan. Together, the three of them joined Constantine's enemies, led by King Kenneth III. She and Finella would continue guarding the Grimorum while leaving 997 with Brooklyn.[6] In October 1996, Mary (or a woman resembling her) attended a Halloween party atop The Eyrie Building.[10]

The Archmage[edit]

The Archmage (voiced by David Warner) was an evil sorcerer and an enemy of the gargoyle clan at Castle Wyvern. He was defeated by Goliath,[4] but his future self saved him from his fall in a perpetual time paradox—as his future self existed in the 1990s, and rescued his past self, without any explanation for how the loop began. The Archmage continues to live through this loop, despite his later defeat, after rescuing himself in the past.

The Archmage was encouraged to conquer the world, but first had to retrieve the trio of occult objects he most desired, the "three keys to power" in the series, comprising: the ancient book of magic spells named the Grimorum Arcanorum, the Phoenix Gate and the Eye of Odin; as well as to conquer Avalon as a base of operations. His future self secured an alliance with the Weird Sisters to watch out for the mystical artifacts, as well as guide the destinies of Demona and Macbeth, advising them to bend Oberon's law of non-interference.

The "Future Archmage" brought his past self nearly a thousand years into the future, where his past self swallowed the Grimorum in order for the spellbook to be brought onto the island ("human magic" is not allowed on Avalon by law; consuming it created a "legal loophole"), thus making him very powerful. However, he was defeated by Goliath, who stripped him of the Eye of Odin, causing the Grimorum to turn the Archmage into a pile of dust.[14] During some unspecified time, the enhanced Archmage undertook additional time travel, thus meeting a Timedancing Brooklyn.[36]

The Captain of the Guard[edit]

The Captain of the Guard (voiced by Ed Gilbert) was the head of Castle Wyvern's garrison in 994. Resentful of the lack of appreciation that he and the gargoyles received for defending the castle, he struck a deal with Demona and the Vikings to have the castle sacked, forcing out the humans and leaving only him and the gargoyles. The plan included sabotage, such as severing bowstrings, but backfired when the Viking leader Hakon shattered most of the gargoyles during the day after the siege, prompting Goliath and the survivors (Hudson, Brooklyn, Broadway, Lexington and Bronx) to go after the Vikings for revenge. The Captain was killed along with Hakon in 994, when they fell off a cliff,[1] but their spirits remained trapped in the area as punishment for their actions. When Goliath returned to the Wyvern site a thousand years later, the Captain and Hakon, in spirit form, attempted to steal Goliath's lifeforce and thus free themselves from the area. He stopped midway, after realizing his guilt for his treachery, and instead turned on Hakon. Having atoned for his sins, his spirit was set free to rest in peace.[37]

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Elisa Maza[edit]

Elisa Maza (voiced by Salli Richardson) is a NYPD detective, friend of the Gargoyles,[1] and later love interest for Goliath.

Maza Family[edit]

Eliza's family also figures prominently in the series:

  • Derek Maza (voiced by Rocky Carroll) is Elisa's brother [11] who was a cop and also a pilot. He was later transformed into the mutate Talon by Xanatos and Sevarius.

Macbeth[edit]

Macbeth (voiced by John Rhys-Davies), former King of Scotland, was loosely based on the Shakespearean character as well as the real historical figure, depicted with a white chin curtain beard in the 1990s main storyline of the series. He is eternally bound to Demona and is forced to live in conflict with her forever; neither one can die until one simultaneously kills the other.[23] Initially an enemy of the gargoyles, he later becomes their ally. He tried to claim the sword Excalibur for himself but did not succeed in doing this. After being impressed with Macbeth's skills and honorable behavior King Arthur offered him a place in the New Round Table. Macbeth, while honored, refused this offer because he felt he could not submit to Arthur's rule as he was a self-made man. But, Macbeth offered his services should there ever be a crisis. He sometimes uses the alias Lennox Macduff (after two characters in the Shakespeare play).

Macbeth's family[edit]
  • Duncan (voiced by Neil Dickson) - Duncan was the ancient king of Scotland, Macbeth's foe, and the second to wear the Hunter mask. He secretly ordered the death of Macbeth's father, and destroyed the few remaining gargoyles in Scotland. It was because of Duncan that the Weird Sisters forged the spell between Macbeth and Demona. While in a sword fight with Macbeth, Macbeth uses an orb given to him by the Weird Sisters to burn Duncan alive.[23]
  • Gillecomgain (voiced by Cam Clarke as a young man, Jim Cummings as an adult) - Gillecomgain started the Hunter line as part of his revenge on Demona, who had scarred his face as a child. As an assassin under Duncan, he started a spree of terror and violence that included assassinating Macbeth's father Findláech of Moray and nearly wiping out all of the gargoyles in Scotland. After betraying Duncan, Duncan reveals him as the murderer of Findláech to Macbeth, who promptly attacks him alongside Demona. During the fight, Demona throws him off a balcony to his death.[23]
  • Gruoch (voiced by Emma Samms) - Macbeth's beloved in ancient Scotland, Gruoch is pressured into marriage to Gillecomgain by her father Boite. When Gillecomgain is revealed as the Hunter and slain, she happily marries her love and becomes Lady Macbeth, Queen of Scotland. They are later severed when Macbeth "dies" and begins his centuries-long struggle with Demona.[23]
  • Lulach (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Lulach was the son of Gruoch and (historically) stepson of Macbeth (though this is not made explicit on the series). Ascends to the throne of Scotland after his father's "death." His ultimate fate is not shown, but it is implied that he is slain by Duncan's son, Canmore, in a later battle.[23]
  • Boite (voiced by Ed Gilbert) - The father of Gruoch and friend to Macbeth's father Findláech, Boite serves as an advisor to his son-in-law, Macbeth, throughout his life. Boite counseled Macbeth to destroy the remaining gargoyles (a plan which Macbeth rejected), ultimately leading to Demona and Macbeth's falling-out.[23]
  • Canmore (voiced by Neil Dickson) - Son of Duncan, Canmore is only a boy when his father is slain in battle by Macbeth. Canmore is banished to England, but returns to Scotland as a grown man for revenge. Like his father before him, Canmore takes up the mask of the Hunter and declares war upon the gargoyles. He "slays" Macbeth in single combat, unaware of Macbeth's immortality. It is implied that he later has Macbeth's son, Lulach, killed. Canmore's descendants each become the Hunter in turn, hunting Demona through the centuries.[23]

The Pack[edit]

The Pack are mercenaries organized by Xanatos first to be TV stars, then to hunt gargoyles. Lexington harbors a bitter hatred against them.[9]

They were subsequently "upgraded" into more deadly forms through the use of genetic and cybernetic enhancements.[5]

  • Coyote (voiced by Jonathan Frakes) - Unlike the others, Coyote is a robot constructed by the Scarab Corporation in Xanatos' image. Coyotee was sent to infiltrate and lead the Pack due to Fox being up for parole. When the Pack got themselves upgraded, Coyote was upgraded to Coyote 2.0.
  • Wolf (voiced by Clancy Brown) - Wolf is a descendant of Hakon and a member of the Pack. He was later mutated into a werewolf-like creature.
  • Jackal (voiced by Matt Frewer) - Jackal is the cold and calculating member of the Pack. He later gained cybernetic enhancements that included fingers that shot out like darts, extending legs, retractable arms, a cybernetic eye and ear, laser weaponry, cutting blade weaponry, and other types of technology.
  • Hyena (voiced by Cree Summer) - Hyena is the most bloodthirsty member of the Pack and the younger sister of Jackal. She later gained cybernetic enhancements that included elongating razor fingers, extendable limbs, multi-directional joints, a cybernetic ear, laser weaponry, cutting blade weaponry, the ability to flight, and other types of technology like her brother.
  • Dingo (voiced by Jim Cummings) - Harry Monmoth is a fit member of the Pack who wielded different weaponry. He later sported a robotic battle suit when he didn't want to undergo the enhancements that the others did.[5] Over time, Dingo misses the adulation he received as a fictional hero while on television — and to both atone for his own past misdeeds, and to actually be a real-world hero, joins Robyn Canmore's Redemption Squad after allowing the cybernetic being Matrix to join with him to achieve the ability to be a real hero.

Fox[edit]

Born with the name Janine Renard, Fox (voiced by Laura San Giacomo)[40] had her name legally changed. Her birth surname, "Renard", is the French word for "fox". She is the daughter of entrepreneur and business magnateHalcyon Renard and his ex-wife Anastasia Renard (the name used by Titania, "Queen of the Third Race", while in the guise of a mortal human woman).[15]

A former mercenary and former leader of The Pack, Fox quit the group and married David Xanatos.[35] They later had a son, Alexander Fox Xanatos.[15]

Like many villains of the series, Fox initially had no love for the Gargoyles, seeing them as pawns to be manipulated; however, after they saved Alex, she changed her opinion and went out of her way to make amends—particularly to Lexington, who she had once hurt.

Tony Dracon[edit]

Tony Dracon (voiced by Richard Grieco) is an organized crime figure in New York,[11] Dracon knows about the Manhattan Clan that often foil his plans,[41] and has a score to settle with Elisa. He often clashes with Goliath and Broadway.[42] In his last appearance, he was imprisoned with Czech gangster Brod.[43]

Glasses[edit]

Glasses (voiced by Rocky Carroll) is one of the associates of Tony Dracon.

Pal Joey[edit]

Pal Joey (voiced by Michael Bell) is the other associate of Tony Dracon.[11]

Margot Yale and Brendan Quarters[edit]

Margot Yale (voiced by Marina Sirtis in season 1-2, Tress MacNeille in season 3) and Brendan Quarters (voiced by Pat Fraley) are a yuppie couple who have the misfortune of running into the gargoyles often.[1] Margot became the assistant district attorney of one of the New York City boroughs, and spoke out against the gargoyles in a heated televised public debate with Macbeth, who defended them; she angered him enough to wish Margot could still to be burnt at the stake, subtly calling her a witch. During the Halloween Party at the top of the Eyrie Building, she berated Brendan for dressing as a Gargoyle (as other partygoers had done). Brendan later came across Goliath, injured, and sent for a doctor.[10]

Jeffrey Robbins[edit]

Jeffery Robbins (voiced by Paul Winfield) is a blind author, a former Vietnam Vet, and a friend of Hudson. He helps Hudson find Macbeth. Afterward, he taught Hudson how to read, and decided to write a book based on the Scrolls of Merlin which he called The Sword and the Staff.[44] When Demona unleashes a spell to turn the citizens of Manhattan to stone by broadcasting the spell on all television channels, Hudson and the clan visit Robbins and discover that blind people are immune to the spell.[23]

During the Halloween of 1996, Robbins admitted to being aware that Hudson is a Gargoyle—due to the late night visits, Scottish accent, scents of leather and concrete, and Hudson's refusal to shake his hand.[10] The scene was based on a similar one from a Goliath Chronicles episode.[45]

Robbins helps a blind Hudson recover his eyesight after discovering Hudson is a gargoyle.[46]

Vinnie Grigori[edit]

Vinnie Grigori (voiced by Jeff Bennett) is another man who has had various encounters with the Manhattan clan, whom he blames for an unfortunate string of bad luck. He is seen first as a motorcycle rider whose bike is "stolen" and crashed by Lex; Grigori had his license revoked, as his recollection of Lex would lead the judge to believe he was intoxicated. He is next seen as a security guard for Cyberbiotics' airship—the night Goliath and Demona destroy it. He is at Sevarius's labs when Goliath captures Sevarius to force him to make a cure for the Mutates (for which Grigori was fired). He later shows up carrying a huge bazooka, which he uses to finally get revenge on Goliath—stalking Goliath as he and Hudson battled Wolf and the spirit of Hakon—shooting him in the face... with a banana cream pie.[47]

He appeared as a reluctant recruit of the Quarrymen under pressure from Castaway, where he worked to save Goliath and Elisa from being killed. He then left to take a job in Japan.[10] He eventually leaves on flight 994[6] and ends up lost in Tokyo.[31] Vinnie's name and voice is a spoof of the character Vinnie Barbarino from the show Welcome Back, Kotter, and even refers to the Bazooka he used on Goliath as Mr. Carter. The cream pie that it shoots is a tribute to another Disney show, Bonkers, which Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman once worked on.[48]

Hakon[edit]

Hakon (voiced by Clancy Brown) was the leader of the Vikings who ransacked Castle Wyvern in 994 and destroyed most of the gargoyles. He was killed, along with the Captain of the Guard, when they fell off a cliff, but their spirits remained trapped in the area as punishment for their actions.[1] When Goliath returned to the Wyvern site a thousand years later, the Captain and Hakon, in spirit form, attempted to steal Goliath's lifeforce to free themselves from the area. Hakon's spirit reappeared throughout the series, trying to take revenge on Goliath.[37] Before his death, Hakon apparently fathered children who became the ancestors of Pack member Wolf. His spirit later bonded to his axe. After the axe was destroyed by Hudson, his spirit dissolved.[47]

Finella[edit]

Finella (voiced by Sheena Easton) is a Scottish princess from 995. Finella was conned into helping Constantine set a deadly trap for King Kenneth upon Constantine's promise to marry her. Less than pleased at his betrayal and engagement to another, Finella helped Princess Katharine and the Magus get the eggs to Avalon and escape from Constantine, who wanted to marry Princess Katherine in order to secure his claim to the throne and destroy the eggs. Finella did not follow Katharine and company onto Avalon, instead choosing to guard the Grimorum Arcanorum with help from Tom's mother Mary.[14]

In 997, while Timedancing, Brooklyn arrived to save Finella and Mary from one of Constantine's soldiers. Together, the three of them joined Constantine's enemies, led by King Kenneth III. The book was taken from Finella, during the fight, by Constantine's sorcerer, Brother Valmont. After it was retrieved by Brookyln, Finella and Mary continued guarding the Grimorum, leaving 997 with Brooklyn.[6]

In October 1996, Finella (or a woman resembling her) attended a Halloween party atop The Eyrie Building.[10]

She was loosely based on the real historical character Finnguala.

Arthur Pendragon[edit]

Arthur Pendragon (voiced by John St. Ryan) was once the legendary and Future King of Britain. Pendragon was based on the legend of King Arthur. He was awakened by Elisa to help fight the Archmage in Avalon. Though he had neither Merlin nor his knights nor the famed sword Excalibur, he fought Macbeth and won. He then decided to explore the modern world on his own, so as not draw attention to himself.[14] Arriving in England, he was joined by the English gargoyle Griff, and battled Macbeth (with the help of the Manhattan Clan) to reclaim Excalibur. After defeating Macbeth and reclaiming Excalibur, he set off along with Griff on a journey to find Merlin.[30]

The Hunters/Quarrymen[edit]

Descendants of King Duncan I, the Hunters are fighters from a series of hereditary villains through time that have sworn under the Hunter Mask to hunt down Demona and destroy all gargoyles. The current generation (consisting of Jason, Jon, and Robyn) come to New York after hearing of gargoyle encounters. However, Jason and Robyn Canmore eventually come to realize that not all gargoyles are the threat to humanity that Demona is, and drop the Hunter cause.[49] Their brother Jon, initially apprehensive, develops a deep hatred for the gargoyles, drops the Hunter persona, and changes his name to John Castaway. As Castaway, he leads an anti-gargoyle group reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan called the Quarrymen.

Jason was recovering in the hospital[10] while Robyn was recruited into The Redemption Squad to lead it.[31]

The three modern Hunters are:

  • Jason Canmore (voiced by Diedrich Bader) - A Hunter who sought to avenge his father. He was accidentally paralyzed by Jon causing him to go through physical therapy at Manhattan General.
  • Jon Canmore (voiced by Scott Cleverdon as an adult, J. D. Daniels as a young boy in "Hunter's Moon" Pt. 3) - The brother of Jason Canmore. Later took up the alias of "John Castaway."
  • Robyn Canmore (voiced by Sheena Easton) - The sister of Jason and Jon Canmore. While aiding her siblings in ridding Manhattan of gargoyles, Robyn Canmore took up the alias Robyn Correy and was employed by Demona/Dominique Destine for Nightstone Unlimited. She deduced Demona's human identity, and shot The Clocktower hoping to kill Goliath and Clan. Though she saw the light after Jason's atonement,[49] Robyn was maintaining her identity as The Hunter while serving The Director. The nature of her recruitment has yet to be revealed.[31]

Banquo and Fleance[edit]

Banquo (voiced by Frank Welker) and Fleance (voiced by B.J. Ward) are two mercenaries who worked for Macbeth. They helped him retrieve the first Scrolls of Merlin[44] and the sword Excalibur.[30] They later left his service to work for the Quarrymen. Their first mission as Quarrymen had them, and Castaway, pursuing Goliath and Elisa to the destroyed Clocktower.[10] Banquo and Fleance are named after the characters Banquo and Fleance in Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Minor human characters[edit]

  • Cuchulainn (voiced by Scott Cleverdon) - The legendary demi-god hero of Ireland, Cuchulainn is encountered by Goliath and his allies reincarnated as an Irish teenager named Rory Dugan. He reverts to his heroic form when Rory's own girlfriend Molly reveals herself to be his old enemy, the Banshee, in disguise, especially when she further transforms herself into the gigantic, centipede-like "death worm" Cromm-Cruach. For a time, Cuchulainn mistakes Bronx for the legendary Hound of Ulster.
  • Nick (voiced by Gregg Rainwater) - A Native American youth of the Pacific Northwest, Nick (born Natsilane, presumably named for or descended from the legendary hero) initially rejects his heritage for the realities of the modern world. He later encounters Goliath, Angela, and Bronx, and comes to accept the existence of the supernatural. He takes up the cause of his tribe and does battle with the trickster spirit Raven.[50]
  • Max Loew (voiced by Scott Weil) - A direct descendant of Rabbi Loew, Max reanimates the powerful Golem to protect the people of Prague. When the Golem is insincerely hijacked by Halcyon Renard as a replacement for his frail body, Max enlists the help of Goliath, Angela and Elisa to recover it. Though it is never explicitly stated in the episode, Max and the people the Golem was created to protect are implicitly Jewish. It is not stated whether Max is a citizen of the Czech Republic or an American visiting Prague.
  • The Emir (voiced by Tony Shalhoub) - Mentioned by name in two episodes, but not seen in person until the episode Grief, the Emir was an Egyptian dignitary hired by Xanatos to capture Anubis, in yet another attempt to obtain immortality. However, the Emir planned on using Anubis to resurrect his dead son, who he felt was unfairly taken away from him in a "pointless car accident". Jackal hijacked the ceremony, but the Emir was able to usurp Anubis's power back. As the avatar of death, the Emir finally realized the role death plays in the world and that it cannot be meddled with, as much has humans want to. He reversed everything Jackal had done as the avatar (except for a village out in Jackal's rampage), and sacrificed himself to free Anubis.
  • Travis Marshall (voiced by Charles Hallahan) - Travis Marshall is a television anchor reporter at WVRN who also hosts the TV program Nightwatch.
  • Maria Chavez (voiced by Rachel Ticotin) - Maria Chavez was the Captain of NYPD's 23rd precinct and Elisa Maza's superior.
  • Tomas Brod (voiced by Clancy Brown) - Tomas Brod is a Czech gangster whom Preston Vogel hires to steal the Golem for Renard. After causing Goliath and Elisa problems in Prague, he moves to New York to take on Tony Dracon.
  • Taro (voiced by James Saito) - Taro is a Japanese businessman who threatened to expose the Ishimura Clan to the world through a "gargoyle theme park" he had constructed for the task on the outskirts of Ishimura; this "theme park" also functioned as a prison-like facility for any gargates within it for the purposes of public display, which ran against the Ishimura Clan's wishes (their Clan already had a long-established, strongly positive relationship with Ishimura's human population). As a result, Yama took on Taro and defeated him in one-on-one combat.[26]
  • Shaman (voiced by James Avery) - An Aborigine wise man, who became Dingo's spiritual advisor when the latter decided to wipe the slate clean regarding his past. He was aware of Dingo's armor, and of the existence of Gargoyles. The Shaman also helped Dingo and Goliath reach the Dreamtime to communicate and reason with Matrix.[51] He also suggested that both Dingo and Matrix should join The Redemption Squad.[31] He was voiced by James Avery.

The Third Race/Oberon's Children[edit]

The Third Race, also known as Oberon's Children, were magical, shapeshifting, and often fickle creatures and fairies from around the world. They were not all literally descended from Oberon, but he was their leader and he governed all of the Third Race under a strictly-enforced set of rules. They possessed incredible powers, were apparently immortal, but had a fatal weakness to any form of iron in proximity to them. Regardless, as long as they were in the real world, Oberon forbade them from interfering in human events. However, many of the Third Race (particularly the Weird Sisters), as well as humans and gargoyles, have realized that Oberon's laws can be bent even if they cannot be broken.

Oberon[edit]

Oberon (voiced by Terrence Mann) was the lord of Avalon. He possessed god-like powers and was the most powerful being in the whole series. Very arrogant and impudent, it was by his edict that Avalon was abandoned and the Third Race forced to live with humanity, partially due to Titania's habit of interfering directly in mortal affairs. Oberon later himself left Avalon to join them. He was also responsible for The Gathering, in which the Third Race left the rest of the world and congregated in Avalon.[15]

Titania[edit]

Titania (voiced by Kate Mulgrew) was Oberon's (recently remarried) wife and Queen of Avalon. Posing as the human Anastasia during part of her 1,000-year exile, she was the ex-wife of Halcyon Renard and Fox's biological mother. A highly skilled manipulator, she aided the Manhattan[15] and Avalon Clans on several occasions, frequently keeping Oberon in check and teaching him some humility.

The Weird Sisters[edit]

The Weird SistersPhoebe (voiced by Kath Soucie), Selene (voiced by Kath Soucie), and Luna (voiced by Kath Soucie) – were a Triple Goddess of powerful magic users named after three Greco-Roman goddesses of the Moon and based on the witches from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The sisters appeared sporadically throughout early episodes in various guises, but eventually revealed their hand in looking after Demona and Macbeth, being the ones who linked their fates and made them immortal.[23] Their overarching motivation, however, is to aid the Archmage in gaining revenge upon Katherine, Tom, and the Magus,[14] who had outwitted them and gained entry to Avalon in spite of Oberon's ban. Following the Archmage's defeat, the Weird Sisters returned to Oberon and, possibly in a last-ditch attempt to get back as the gargoyles, informed him of the Avalon Clan's continued presence. At this point, they appeared to stop meddling and remained in Oberon's service. They were last seen forcibly bringing the Banshee before Oberon at the Gathering.

The blond-haired sister is named Phoebe, who embodies grace. The black-haired sister is named Selene, who embodies vengeance. And the silver-haired one is named Luna, and who embodies fate; all three are named for moon goddesses of classical mythology.

Puck/Owen[edit]

Puck (voiced by Brent Spiner) was a trickster fairy. His magic was the reason why Demona became human during the day, instead of turning to stone.[22] It was eventually discovered that he was the true form of Owen Burnett, having made a deal with Xanatos to serve him faithfully. Because of this deal and his affinity for humans, he was banished from Avalon and had the use of his powers "hard-limited" by Oberon. Since The Gathering, Puck could only use his powers within Oberon's strictly imposed limits: meaning they were only usable when Puck was teaching or protecting his employer's son Alexander Xanatos.[15] In the third season, this was shown to be a drawback as Owen was rendered unconscious when Alexander was kidnapped by the Quarrymen, leaving Puck unable to save the boy.

Minor children of Oberon[edit]

The rest of the Children of Oberon were fairies, gods, and other various creatures from cultures and mythologies worldwide that lived in Avalon until they were all expelled by Oberon. They were forcibly called back to Avalon by him one thousand years later in an event known as The Gathering.

  • Anansi (voiced by LeVar Burton) - Anansi is a spider trickster of African myth. He can literally spin spells using his web, which is also his weakness; if his web is taken apart, Anansi is powerless. His magic can change the shape of living creatures.[39]
  • Anubis (voiced by Tony Jay) - Anubis is the ancient Egyptian Jackal Lord and avatar of death. Those who became his avatar and used his powers could reduce or advance the ages of others, but few were worthy enough to wield it.
  • Banshee (voiced by Sheena Easton) - Banshee is an Irish fairy with a powerful wailing scream, and the modern archenemy of Cu Chulainn. Goliath, Eliza and Angela encountered her on their adventure to Ireland. She objected to The Gathering and was forcibly brought to Avalon by the Weird Sisters before being attacked by Odin for her insolence. Oberon silences Banshee by sealing her mouth.[15]
  • Coyote (voiced by Gregg Rainwater) - Coyote is a Native American trickster spirit. He primarily appeared as the younger self of Elisa's father, though he can also take the form of a whirlwind. Xanatos captured him with his latest coyote robot in an attempt to force Coyote to grant him and Fox (and by extension, their then-unborn son Alex) immortality.[38]
  • Grandmother (voiced by Amentha Dymally) - Grandmother is an elderly wisewoman of great power. Raven has said they are cousins. After Raven is defeated (again, ritually), Grandmother revitalizes the island with magical water formed from her hair.[50]
  • Lady of the Lake - The Lady of the Lake is the patron of King Arthur and keeper of Excalibur during his time of absence. Although several Ladies appear in Arthurian myth, it is unclear which, if any, the Gargoyles character is intended to be.[30]
  • Nought - A caped clad figure who is one of the Children of Oberon. Not much is known about him.[15]
  • Odin (voiced by W. Morgan Sheppard) - Odin is the All-Father of Norse mythology. The Eye of Odin, a magical item that featured prominently in the series, is his actual eye as known of in Norse lengend, preserved as a jewel-like magical artifact on Avalon in the distant past, and amicably returned to him by Goliath in the "Avalon World Tour" story arc's episode entitled Eye of the Storm.[52] He gets along well with Oberon. During The Gathering, he attacked a defiant Banshee.[15]
  • Raven (voiced by Lawrence Bayne) - Raven is a trickster spirit who poses as a gargoyle to toy with Goliath and his allies. He usually appears as a raven or normal man with pointed ears in a blue outfit. He and Grandmother are cousins.[50]

Other characters[edit]

The Lost Race[edit]

The Lost Race was a sentient race of Earthlings whose evolution predated the Three Races and has since become extinct, although Greg Weisman has yet to reveal when or how this occurred.[53] In fact, he writes, "it's hard to give a category to something that currently I have no intention of discussing. But 'Lost Race' seems as good a moniker as any—as a place-holder."[54]

History[edit]

What is known is that the Lost Race, the gargoyles, the humans, and finally Oberon's Children appeared on Earth in that order. The Lost Race is in fact from Earth, and Greg denies their having any contact with extraterrestrials. Although they eventually became extinct, the Lost Race was still around when Oberon's Children first evolved, as they were aware of the Children's existence.[55]

Brooklyn encountered this race on his time-travels to the past during his Timedancer adventures.[54] Greg confirmed that the Lost Race has left behind relics and artifacts from their civilization.[54] It is speculated by fans that these may include the ruins in the Archmage's Cave, notably the Megalith Dance, although Greg refuses to confirm or deny the possibility.[56]

The Steel Clan[edit]

The Steel Clan were a series of robots built by Xanatos, modeled from the likeness of the gargoyles—specifically, Goliath. Originally meant to replace the gargoyles, Xanatos used them for his own personal army.[1] He also wore a battle suit modeled in their likeness.[57] An iron version of the Steel Clan was made to fight against Oberon.[15] Xanatos later used an Iron and Steel Clan robot to aid Coldsteel and Coyote 5.0 in retrieving the Stone of Destiny.

The New Olympians[edit]

The New Olympians were a group of fantastical sentient beings resembling creatures and gods from Greek Mythology. They had traveled to the island of New Olympus after being driven there by fearful humans in Classical Antiquity, and their descendants were able to remain hidden through advanced cloaking technology. Several of them shared names with characters from mythology, although they were not intended to be identified with those characters, unlike some of the Children of Oberon. According to Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman, they are descended from Oberon's children, though the show makes no mention of this. There is also a resident gargoyle clan on the island.[citation needed]

  • Talos (voiced by Dorian Harewood) — An upgraded version of the Talos first constructed by Daedalus. He is a high-level advisor who guards the power supply to New Olympus' cloaking field. Talos advised that they make peace with humanity as it will not be long before the technology that powers their cloaking field fails.
  • Proteus (voiced by Roddy McDowall) - A villainous shapeshifter who seemed to be the island's worst criminal after he killed Taurus' father. Proteus later escapes to New York to exact his revenge. Taurus leaves New Olympus to pursue him. This is not considered canon by Weisman.[58]
  • Helios (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - A fire-haired man who is part of New Olympus' security force. At one point when a mob that Helios was a part of formed outside the prison where Eliza was held, Taurus broke it up and told Helios to keep a check on his pyrokinetics or else he's out of a job.
  • Ekidna (voiced by Charity James) - An elderly creature who is half-woman half-snake. The use of the letter "k" in her name's spelling was intended by the show's creators to differentiate Ekidna from her mythological namesakes.
  • Kiron (voiced by Frank Welker) - A centaur with brown skin who is part of New Olympus' security force. The use of the letter "k" in his name's spelling was intended by the show's creators to differentiate Kiron from her mythological namesakes.

Other New Olympians seen include an unnamed female centaur, an unnamed Cyclops, and an unnamed fairy.

The New Olympians appeared during the "Avalon World Tour" story arc in the episode The New Olympians, in which Elisa Maza arrived on the island along with her three "gargoyle" companions (Goliath, his daughter Angela, and Bronx). Because of their experiences with the human race—Taurus at one point specifically mentions the murder of his ancestor by Theseus—the New Olympians harbored a strong hatred against Elisa and humans in general. This inverts the show's usual premise, in which many humans are prejudiced against creatures such as gargoyles. After an encounter with Proteus, Elisa managed to convince some New Olympians—particularly Taurus—that not all humans are evil.

A spinoff show, itself entitled The New Olympians, was planned; the Gargoyles episode featuring the characters was a "backdoor pilot". A series pitch was produced, revealing that the new series' storyline would have revolved around the New Olympians revealing themselves to humanity in front of the United Nations. The pitch, which is shown at Gathering conventions, introduced several new characters like Jove and hinted at a Romeo and Juliet-style romance between Sphinx (a New Olympian female) and Terry Chung (a human male). Although the series was never picked up, Greg Weisman has said that elements would have been included in the main Gargoyles series had it continued.[citation needed] Terry Chung appears as a trick or treater in the Gargoyles comic issue number four, which places the beginning of New Olympians at least a decade after the 2006 issues.[10] He appears with during New Year's Eve of 1996 with his first cousin Tri Chung.[31][32]

Nokkar[edit]

Nokkar (voiced by Avery Brooks) was a sentinel and member of the N'Kai (interstellar aliens who oppose the Space-Spawn empire), Nokkar waited on Easter Island to protect the Earth. While there, he was revered as a god by the natives, and the Easter Island Statues were modeled after him. He once captured Goliath and Angela, believing them to be Space-Spawn in disguise. Until the quartet of the "Avalon World Tour" visit Easter Island, Nokkar does not yet know of the Earth's gargoyle population, and is resultingly confused, thinking that they are with the aliens he is guarding against. In addition, Nokkar has never had any contact with any of the residents of Avalon, the children of Oberon, or any of the New Olympians.

Tazmanian Tiger[edit]

Tazmanian Tiger was a supervillain who robbed a bank in Sydney. His actions caught the attention of Dingo and Matrix (both of whom were Australia's crimefighters). Tazmanian Tiger wore a skin tight costume and mask. His gloves had a set of razor sharp claws that were able to damage Matrix. He was assisted by two thylacines named Benjamin and Natasha.[31]

Organizations and groups[edit]

The Illuminati[edit]

In the Gargoyles universe, the Illuminati were a secret society started by Sir Percival, the Fisher King, that controlled and manipulated a large portion of the world, including politics and organized crime. Xanatos was a member of the Illuminati, which aided him in making his fortune (through a predestination paradox—Xanatos had instructed himself to travel through time).[35] Bluestone was inducted into the society after gangster Mace Malone's failed attempt to capture Goliath. Matt's former partner in the FBI, Martin Hacker, was also a member of the Illuminati.[59] Thailog joined as a new member at some unspecified time, and was the first gargoyle known to be part of the Society.[10] The Society was last seen headed by Peredur fab Ragnal.[6]

Each member was of a certain numerical rank. When two members of the society encountered each other in private, they would share their rank.[10]

Peredur fab Ragnal[edit]

Peredur fab Ragnal is introduced in the trade paperback for the comic, as the story introducing him was not published as a single issue. He was the leader of The Illuminati, and, through Quincy Hemmings, ordered Xanatos to steal The Stone of Destiny while it was being returned to Scotland. To his disappointment, there were 3 stones which the Spirit of Destiny inhabited, but from it he learned that Arthur had reawakened. Since Arthur was not supposed to awaken for another 200 years, Peredur decides to hold a meeting of the higher-echelon members, since this development could affect their (unspecified) plans.[6]

While Ragnal does not appear onscreen, Greg Weisman envisioned the voice of the character to be Jude Law.[60]

Fleur[edit]

Fleur, originally known as "Blanchefleur", is introduced in the trade paperback edition of the comic, as the story introducing her was not published as a single issue. She is Peredur's wife and met Xanatos in a warehouse after he apparently stole the Stone of Destiny. She discovered that Arthur Pendragon awakened after eavesdropping on a message that the Stone conveyed to Peredur. Like Duval, Fleur was also important to Peredur, but Fleur has had an occasionally contentious relationship with Duval.[6]

Greg Weisman envisioned actress Rhona Mitra to voice the character for potential animation.[60]

Matt Bluestone[edit]

Matt Bluestone (voiced by Thomas F. Wilson) is a Jewish American and a Detective Sergeant in the NYPD. He was a former FBI agent who was assigned to be Elisa's partner after the shooting incident.[11] The NYPD 23rd Precinct's Captain, Maria Chavez, thought it was too dangerous for Elisa to be working on her own after she was shot, and assigned Bluestone as her new partner so that she would have someone covering her back—despite Elisa's adamant protests that she did not need a partner. Bluestone is a big believer in conspiracy theories, especially the Illuminati.[57] He was one of the few humans who were friends with the Manhattan Clan. The Illuminati were impressed enough with Matt persistence that they made him a member; ironically, this works in his favor in trying to expose them.[59]

Martin Hacker[edit]

Martin Hacker (voiced by Michael Bell) was Matt Bluestone's former partner in the FBI[41] and an Illuminati operative, Hacker's job was to intentionally mislead Matt away from the Illuminati. When this failed, it was Martin who conferred membership onto Matt on the behalf of the Illuminati.[59]

After Manhattan discovers the existence of gargoyles, Hacker checks in on Matt Bluestone and John Castaway, as well as giving Xanatos an invitation to the White House from the Illuminati. While meeting all three of them, he claims a different objective from The Illuminati. With Matt Bluestone, he claims that the Illuminati agree that people aren't ready to encounter gargoyles. With Xanatos, he says the Illuminati feel it is time for humans and gargoyles to meet. As for John Castaway, he claimed that the Illuminati agree that the gargoyles should be destroyed.[10]

Norman Ambassador[edit]

The unnamed Norman Ambassador (voiced by Jeff Bennett) escorted Princess Elena to Castle Wyvern in 975. Both were attacked by the Archmage's bandits and rescued by Xanatos (who followed Demona into the past). Out of gratitude, and due to being a fellow Illuminatus, he allowed Xanatos and his family to join them at Wyvern. He also took a couple of envelopes with him at Xanatos' request—one containing a rare coin to give to a younger David Xanatos in 1975; the other containing details on how the coin was obtained, thus inspiring himself to travel back in time.[35]

Mace Malone[edit]

Mace Malone (voiced by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) was a leading gangster in the 1920s who was recruited into the Illuminati because of his underworld dealings. In 1924, the crime syndicates became aware of their vulnerability to the Illuminati, resulting in Mace having to disappear. He had a long life due to rejuvenation drugs. His habit of visiting Flo Dane alerted Matt Bluestone to his presence, who saw a photo with Mace wearing a society emblem and received confirmation of his suspicions from Mace's stepson Jack. As a result, Matt was offered membership if he brought a gargoyle to the abandoned Hotel Cabal, an Illuminati base. Though Matt brought Goliath, he secretly filled Goliath in on Mace's plan and left a hotel key for Goliath to escape. Mace, however, lost his key in the confusion and became trapped in the hotel.[59]

Mr. Duval[edit]

Mr. Duval is first mentioned in the Gargoyle: The Goliath Chronicles episode "The Journey" (adapted into the first two issues of the SLG comic series). Duval tried to call Xanatos, but Xanatos shows no interest in receiving the call. Hacker tells Xanatos that the call was an invitation to the White House for an Illuminati assignment.[10]

For unspecified reasons, Duval's left eye and arm are replaced with cybernetic attachments, and he has an unexplained disdain for Blanchefleur. He is also very important to Peredur.[6]

While Duval does not appear onscreen, Greg Weisman envisioned the voice of the character to be Eddie Marsan.[60]

Shari[edit]

Shari is a teenage girl introduced in the Gargoyles comics series. She appeared as a new resident of The Labyrinth, and was introduced to the Mutates and Clones. After Thailog came to reclaim the clones, Shari left to warn Goliath, but was lying. Her name was revealed as she arrived at Nightstone Unlimited, applying to be Thailog's executive assistant. Before Thailog attacked her, however, he spotted an Illuminati pendant around her neck and welcomed her as a member of the Illuminati—which he had recently joined as a lower-echelon member.

Thailog soon demanded a story from Shari, and so she told him of a lost tale from The Avalon World Tour. How she learned of that adventure was not specified.[10]

Shari went on to relate the legend of the Stone of Destiny to Thailog. She appeared to be more than she seemed.[6]

Quincy Hemings[edit]

Quincy Hemings made his first appearance in the SLG comic. He is a Chief Steward at the White House. Xanatos meets him at the White House, and mistakes him for Duval due to their shared rank number. Hemings mentioned being on staff since the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, and being in his current position since the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. He gave Xanatos an assignment from The Illuminati.[10] The assignment required Xanatos to retrieve the Stone Of Destiny.[6]

While Hemings doesn't appear onscreen, Greg Weisman envisioned the voice of the character to be Morgan Freeman.[60]

Falstaff[edit]

Falstaff (went by the name John Oldcastle) was a father figure to Dingo, but for reasons unknown, strangled Dingo's mother. Upon the arrival of The Redemption Squad at his island base (which is really a ship), Falstaff insisted that The Illuminati are the good guys, determined to save the world, and allowed The Redemption Squad to speak to Fiona Canmore and Thailog, so they can vouch for the Illuminati. The Redemption Squad claimed to want membership, but Falstaff was aware of their bluff and sent his associates to fight the Squad. After the fight, he departed, but not before sinking the ship.[31]

Falstaff's associates[edit]

The following are the associates of Falstaff.

  • Mistress Doll - A contortionist.
  • Mistress Quickly - She is the only one apprehended by The Redemption Squad.[31]

Fiona Canmore[edit]

Fiona Canmore is a former Hunter who ran into Demona in Paris in 1920. She stopped her plans to kill all the humans with the aid of Team Atlantis.[61] As of 1996, she was retired from the hunt and was part of the Illuminati.[31]

In the Team Atlantis episode (which, while unproduced, was scripted and voice-recorded), she was to be voiced by Sheena Easton.[62]

Known members and ranking[edit]

The following characters are part of the Illuminati at the following ranks:

Rank Character
1
2
3
9
32
36
  • David Xanatos
  • Matt Bluestone
  • John Castaway
  • Thailog
Unknown
  • Norman Ambassador
  • Mace Malone (was somewhere in the high 20s before he died)[63]
  • Falstaff
  • Fiona Canmore

Xanatos Enterprises[edit]

Xanatos Enterprises was one of the world's largest corporation owned by David Xanatos; Owen Burnett also wielded major control and influence, although he was not given a title. The company was seemingly at the forefront of advanced technology such as genetics, robotics, and weaponry. Xanatos Enterprises also included Gen-U-Tech, Pack Media Studios, and the Scarab Robotics corporation, all of which Xanatos used against the gargoyles and to further his goals one way or another.

David Xanatos[edit]

Main article: David Xanatos

David Xanatos (voiced by Jonathan Frakes) is a billionaire, nemesis, and later ally of the Manhattan, Xanatos' name is reminiscent of David—the Biblical king who defeated Goliath—and Thanatos from Greek mythology. He broke the spell that imprisoned the gargoyles by having the castle placed on his building and frequently attempted to manipulate or control them.[1]

Owen Burnett[edit]

Owen Burnett (voiced by Jeff Bennett) was Xanatos' personal assistant who is later revealed to be a form of the immortal trickster Puck. Puck took on an appearance similar to that of Preston Vogel, Halcyon Renard's personal aid as his decision to "out-Vogel Vogel".[15] When Xanatos deduced his identity, Puck offered him the choice of receiving either the immortality he craved or a lifetime of Puck's service as Owen. To Puck's surprise, Xanatos chose the latter, confident that he would obtain immortality through other means and thus have Owen's services for eternity. For his part, Puck kept to the bargain in part for the novelty of assisting such an unorthodox mortal trickster; as he explained, ""The Puck has played many roles, but never that of straight man." The Owen persona eventually got his left hand turned to stone (the result of a spell gone wrong) and per Oberon's order, lost his magic powers except when he was training or protecting Alexander Xanatos.[15]

Anton Sevarius[edit]

Anton Sevarius (voiced by Tim Curry[64]) was a free agentgeneticist who mostly worked for the villains of the series, from David Xanatos to Demona. Known for his hammy play on the "mad scientist" stereotype, Sevarius was brilliant, but also devious and immoral. His experiments led to the creation of the Mutates[2] and Goliath's evil clone Thailog (whom he also worked for at one point) as well as the clones of the Manhattan clan. Sevarius also helped Demona create a virus capable of destroying all human life on Earth (how he hoped to survive her plan is unknown, although he probably had anti-virus prepared for himself). In his final appearance, Sevarius used the DNA of all the Manhattan clan to create a giant gargoyle named Little Anton in order to destroy Goliath and his friends. However, it ended up petrified by the virus just like the Clone clan was suffering from. Little Anton's "death" was the only time Sevarius showed any concern for someone.

Cyberbiotics Corporation[edit]

Cyberbiotics Corporation was a rival in all ways to Xanatos Enterprises, led by Halcyon Renard and Preston Vogel. Xanatos attempted several times to bankrupt Cyberbiotics, even using Renard's estranged daughter Fox to do so.[40] Cyberbiotics was based both from a skyscraper on a fictional island in New York Harbor known as the "Cyberbiotics Tower", and from either of two successive, massive, somewhat helicarrier-like airships named the "Fortress", sometimes accompanied by or supplanted with (for smaller missions) any one of a number of smaller "hoverships". The first of these massive "Fortress" airships was inadvertently destroyed by the Manhattan Clan.[1]

Halcyon Renard[edit]

Halcyon Renard (voiced by Robert Culp) was an elderly businessman who is CEO of Cyberbiotics, father of Fox, ex-husband to Anastasia, and rival and later father-in-law to David Xanatos. He is confined to a powered reclining version of a wheelchair for unknown reasons; the chair is weaponized for his self-defense needs, along with other devices. After confronting Goliath about his role in destroying his first airship, he formed a friendship with the Manhattan Clan's leader after the pair worked together to save the second airship. It's suggested in "The Cage", that Halcyon lent a lab to Goliath so Dr. Sevarius could create a cure for the Labyrinth Clan. Halcyon's family name, Renard, is the French word for fox. Like Xanatos, he briefly flirted with immortality — with Renard's method being different, as he intended to transfer his own consciousness into a golem, the legendary protector of the Ashkenazim living in Prague during Renaissance times, and still in existence in the late 20th century within the Gargoyles storyline. This form of what turned out to be a selfishly-acquired form of "immortality" did not go well for Renard, until Goliath managed to change Halcyon's mind for the better, convincing him to leave the Golem's lithic body behind. Unlike Xanatos, Halcyon was more conscientious of his actions, adhering strongly to his own well-developed ideals of personal integrity and near-complete sincerity for both himself, his firm's employees and others he had contact with. Indeed, one of the things that help the elderly man and the Manhattan Clan's leader bond and become friends is that Renard challenged Goliath to accept responsibility for his part in destroying the first airship. Goliath apparently grew to respect the older man because of his strong adherence to his own morals. It is worth noting that Renard and his assistant, Preston Vogel participated in a desperate attempt to stop Oberon from abducting his grandson, Alexander and taking the child to Avalon. When Vogel gently challenged his employer as to his reasons; noting that Renard hated his son-in-law and didn't trust his own daughter due to her lack of morals; Renard answered frankly, that he was doing it for his grandson and no one else. He was far less Machiavellian and malevolent than Xanatos.[40]

Preston Vogel[edit]

Preston Vogel (voiced by Peter Scolari) was Renard's aide who was considered by Puck to be the most "wooden man on the earth." Puck modeled his mortal form after Vogel.[15] Unlike Owen Burnett, Vogel was not as loyal to his boss and had fewer scruples when it came to the means he used to get things done such as hiring members of The Pack, Jackal, and Hyena; levelling a rainforest and killing a sizable number of the Guatemala Clan's gargoyles in 1993;[27] or betraying Renard.[40]

Gargoyles Task Force[edit]

The Gargoyles Task Force is a division of the New York City Police Department's 23rd Precinct was formed during Part 3 of Hunter's Moon to find and counter or capture the gargoyles. They followed the gargoyles to St. Damien's Cathedral. Due to Matt's surreptitious stalling in hopes the clan could escape, they were unable to apprehend the clan. Issue three of the comic introduced the Task Force.

Officer Morgan Morgan[edit]

Morgan Morgan (voiced by Keith David) was a New York Police Department beat officer in Elisa's precinct, and Elisa's friend. During Halloween of 1996, he asked Elisa out to the Halloween party atop The Eyrie Building. Though she refused at first, she accepted after temporarily breaking up with Goliath (due to wanting a normal life). She ended up choosing Goliath, however. Morgan, knowing of her relationship with Goliath, suspected he was merely a rebound, but held no ill feelings towards Elisa.[10]

Officer Phil Travanti[edit]

Phil Travanti was Morgan's partner first appeared in the episode Temptation, and was named in issue three of the comic.

Other members[edit]

Besides Eliza Maza, Phil Travanti, Martin Hacker, Matt Bluestone, and Margot Yale, the rest of the Gargoyles Task Force consist of:

  • Detective Cedric Harris - Introduced in issue three.
  • Detective Tri Chung - Introduced in issue three; first cousin of Terry Chung.[32]

The Redemption Squad[edit]

The Redemption Squad was formed by a man known as The Director to deal with crime and make up for their past sins. The group's first mission was to stop The Illuminati Society. Aside from apprehending Mistress Quickly, their mission was a failure.[31] Besides Robyn Canmore, Dingo, Fang, and Yama, the following member include:

The Director[edit]

The Director (who was voiced by William Devane in the animatic reel for the spinoff)[65] is a man who was the founder of the Redemption Squad.

The Matrix[edit]

The Matrix (voiced by Jim Cummings) was a nanomachine program created by Fox and her mother Anastasia Renard as part of a world domination bid by Xanatos. However, the machines became sentient and threatened to overrun the planet (an allusion to the so-called grey goo scenario in speculative science fiction). With the help of a local shaman, Goliath and Dingo convinced the nanomachines to form a humanoid shape that merged with Dingo's armor suit. Calling itself "The Matrix", the merged entity pledged to protect and defend Australia.[51] He was coerced into joining The Squad as an alternative to deactivation; he chose to join as doing so would help to maintain law and order.[31]

Series creator Greg Weisman had major plans for The Matrix; it was to have grown strong enough to power the planet.[34]

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  14. ^ abcdefghiDirector: Dennis Woodyard; Writers: Lydia Marano (writer), Michael Reaves (written by), Greg Weisman (creator) (November 20–22, 1995). "Avalon". Gargoyles. Season 2. Episode 34–36. syndicated.
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In the animated television series Gargoyles (TV series) and the spinoff comic books Gargoyles (SLG comic) and Gargoyles: Bad Guys, Gargoyles are a species of winged humanoid/reptilian creatures that are the main focus of the show.

Gargoyles

Several clans of gargoyles exist worldwide (although until recently, they were unaware of each others' existence), and each clan has distinct cultural and morphological characteristics. All gargoyle clans are alike in that each has a particular item, area, or concept that they strive to protect. They are fierce warriors and are incredibly powerful and resilient; their appearance and ferocity (along with the fact that they are nocturnal creatures) often means that humans vilify them as demons and monsters. Most of the world's gargoyle clans do not peacefully co-exist with humans.

Gargoyles are particularly notable for entering a sort of stone hibernation, called "stone sleep", during the day, during which they resemble Gothic statues. During daylight, they can quickly heal from injury and illness, and are protected from most natural threats. However, this state makes them easy targets for destruction by their enemies and humans who hate them.[1] The character Anton Sevarius postulated that, in this hibernation, they absorb solar radiation that allows them to store energy; otherwise, he concluded, a gargoyle's strenuous activity would require a nutritional intake equivalent to eating three cows a day.[2] Damage during stone sleep can be fatal to a gargoyle. If a gargoyle dies during its hibernation, its body will remain stone.[1]

Gargoyles, despite having large wings, can only fly by gliding on updrafts and on the wind. They have sharp claws that can dig into any kind of solid surface, and they can use this to climb vertical surfaces.[1] They are also excellent swimmers.

While not inherently immortal, gargoyles can be extremely long-lived, a result of stone sleep—which slows or halts their aging process until they wake again the following night. Even in old age (as evidenced in the episode "Grief") they are not as frail and incapacitated as other creatures. Because they spend half their day asleep as stone, they age at half the rate of a human, thus living twice as long.[3]

The Manhattan Clan

Main article: Manhattan Clan

The Manhattan Clan are the main characters throughout the series.

  • Goliath (voiced by Keith David) - Goliath is the leader of the Manhattan Clan;[4] named for the Biblical giant by the people of Castle Wyvern because of his stature at 6 ft 10 in (208 cm) and a weight of 400 lbs (181 kg).[1]
  • Hudson (voiced by Edward Asner) - Hudson was an Elder and former leader of the Wyvern Clan;[4] now advisor to Goliath and the rest of the clan. Hudson is named for the river.[1]
  • Broadway (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - Broadway was overweight and good-natured; named for the street.[1] Broadway has developed a strong dislike of guns and a great appreciation for old movies.[5]
  • Lexington (voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez) - Lexington was the smallest of the clan and a technical wizard; named for the avenue.[1] Lexington harbored bitter hatred against The Pack,[6] but attempted to reconcile with Fox after moving back to the castle.[7]
  • Brooklyn (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Brooklyn serves as the clan's second-in-command[8] with a somewhat sarcastic and impetuous attitude but a knack for strategy. Named for the New York borough.[1] He harbors bitter hatred against Demona after she tricked him. Forty seconds after being whisked away in time by The Phoenix Gate (but 40 years later, from Brooklyn's perspective), Brooklyn was returned to his correct time, older and with a family.[9]
  • Bronx (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) - Bronx is a dog-like gargoyle beast; named for the New York borough.[1]
  • Angela (voiced by Brigitte Bako) - Angela is the naive daughter of Goliath[10] and Demona.[11] She was raised on Avalon[12] and joined the Manhattan clan in the middle of the second season. Angela is so named because of her angelic nature.[13]
  • Fu-Dog - Fu-Dog is a green-skinned leonine gargoyle beast from the Xanadu Clan in China who, at some unspecified time, joins Brooklyn on his journey through the time-stream. He is fiercely loyal to Brooklyn.[9]
  • Katana - Katana comes from the Ishimura Clan during feudal era Japan, and is Brooklyn's mate, with a similar but smaller beak when compared to her mate. She joined him on his Timedancer journey. During their adventures, she and Brooklyn had an egg which hatched into Nashville. She has a second egg, Egwardo, which she is very protective of, as shown by her carrying it with her everywhere in a little backpack.[9]
  • Nashville - Nashville is the son of Brooklyn and Katana. He closely resembled Brooklyn, but had Katana's pale blue skin color and bluish-black hair. He is called Gnash for short.[9]
  • Egwardo - Egwardo is a yet-to-be-hatched gargoyle egg. Its parents were Brooklyn and Katana.[9] Egwardo hatched as a female in 1998, and was given the name "Taichi".[14]
  • Othello (voiced by Michael Dorn) - Othello was a rookery brother to Goliath who is shown to be hot-headed. Resurrected as the cyborg Coldstone. The Coldstone robot was designed to resemble him.[15] (The name Othello was used to identify the character in the script.)[16] He rejoined the clan in 1997.[9]
  • Desdemona (voiced by CCH Pounder) - Desdemona is Othello's Mate.[17] She helped to keep Iago at bay, and was eventually transferred into the robot shell of Coldfire.[18] The name Desdemona was used only for script and credit only.[16] She rejoined the clan in 1997.[9]

Coldstone

Main article: Manhattan Clan#Coldstone

Coldstone is the spirit of a deceased gargoyle from the Wyvern clan resurrected through science and sorcery into a cyborg body.[15] He was formed from the remains of three different gargoyles (usually called Coldstone or "Othello", his mate Coldfire or "Desdemona", and his rival Coldsteel or "Iago"),[16][17] and each personality remains mostly intact. Eventually, each personality is transferred to a separate robotic body.[18] Since the Coldstone robotic body only had one voice box, Coldstone was always voiced by Michael Dorn, regardless of the personality in control.

Iago/Coldsteel

Iago or Coldsteel is Othello's enemy. He convinced Othello that Desdemona was secretly pursuing a relationship with Goliath.[17] He was eventually transferred into the robot shell of Coldsteel.[18] Upon Demona's reactivation of the Coldstone robot, Iago took control of the body, until Othello was convinced to help Goliath and clan.[19] In 1996, Coldsteel aided Xanatos and Coyote 5.0. in retrieving the Stone of Destiny, in exchange for removing a tracking device from his body.[9] The name Iago was used only in the script and credits.[16] Voiced by Xander Berkeley.

Demona

Main article: Demona

Demona is Goliath's former mate[1] and Angela's biological mother;[11] not frozen in stone like the others,[20] she lived through the thousand years because of a magical pact with Macbeth and developed a hatred of all humans, making her an enemy of the clan. She was named by Macbeth, after her demonic fighting skills.[21] She was voiced by Marina Sirtis.

Avalon Clan

Main article: Avalon Clan

The Avalon Clan are the gargoyle eggs of Castle Wyvern that were protected by Princess Katharine, Tom, and the Magus. The eggs were taken to Avalon, where they hatched and grew to adulthood.[12] Members of the clan include Gabriel (the son of Coldstone and Coldfire), Ophelia, the gargoyle beast Boudicca, and other unnamed members.[22]

London Clan

Main article: Gargoyle clan

The London Clan are a prosperous English clan resembling the creatures of heraldry. The London Clan roosted at a country estate called Knight's Spur.[9] They also ran a magic shop in London to supplement their income, and until the mid-1990s (the timeframe of the Gargoyles series) had abandoned their mission of protection. Their names were derived from the heraldic creatures they were based on: Leo (lion), Una (unicorn), Griff (griffin),[23] Staghart (Stag), Constance (Sow), Old Pog (Hippogriff), Lunette (winged unicorn, as she is Leo and Una's daughter) and 189 other members.[9]

Clan Ishimura

Main article: Gargoyle clan

Clan Ishimura was a gargoyle clan in Japan and the only clan thus far that lived in harmony with humans, teaching them bushido since feudal times. It includes Kai, the leader, Sora, Yama (who was banished from the clan for criminal activity), and several unnamed members.[24]

Guatemala Clan

Main article: Gargoyle clan

The Guatemala Clan members are protectors of the Guatemalan rainforest and associated with the Kaqchikel people's culture. The four surviving gargoyles of the clan wore special talismans linked to a special artifact called the Mayan Sun Amulet, that let them avoid their stone sleep. Their names are Spanish words for precious gemstones--Zafiro (sapphire), with a unique appearance reminiscent of the Mayan deity Kukulkan; the green-skinned Jade (pronounced Ha-day, as it would be pronounced in Spanish) with a facial appearance reminiscent of Goliath, and the blue-skinned females Turquesa (turquoise), and Obsidiana (obsidian).[25]

Labyrinth Clan

The Labyrinth Clan lived underground, protecting the homeless individuals who also lived there.

The Mutates

The Mutates were created when Sevarius combined animal genes with humans in an attempt to create gargoyle-like creatures for Xanatos.[2] They rebelled against Xanatos,[26] and now protect the homeless in the underground facility known as the Labyrinth.[27] They also take care of the clones. All the Mutates resembled humanoid cats with bat-like wings on their backs, and had the ability to store and discharge electricity, due to having electric eel DNA (giving them enough strength to glide).[2]

Talon
Talon became the leader of the Mutate Clan. Resembled a black panther hybrid. Talon was originally Derek Maza, Elisa Maza's younger brother. He took a job as a pilot for David Xanatos, with a series of events leading to his mutation. The mutate Maggie Reed is shown to love him, and the feeling is mutual.[2]
Claw
Claw is a strong-but-silent Mutate.[2] The transformation process rendered him mute, brought on by either physical damage or psychological trauma (it is never specified). Resembled a tiger hybrid.[26]
Maggie Reed
Maggie Reed is an innocent homeless runaway tricked by Sevarius, she was the most desperate to find a cure for her condition. Brooklyn had a crush on her for a time,[2] but she fell in love with Talon/Derek. Maggie was listed in the show's credits as Maggie the Cat, an allusion to the female lead in the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Maggie was voiced by Kath Soucie. Maggie resembled a lion hybrid.[26] In the comic continuation, it was hinted that she was pregnant with Talon's child.
Non Combat Mutates

To continue with his experiments in mutating, Sevarius and Fang abducted four residents of the Labyrinth.

Thug
Thug was in charge of guarding Fang's cell, before he was freed by Sevarius. Mutated into a human crocodile. He took the two kids back to the Labyrinth.
Tasha
Tasha was a woman who was mutated into a human armadillo. She committed suicide after discovering that Sevarius had no intent to cure them.
Benny
Benny is a boy who was mutated into a human woodlouse.
Erin
Erin is a girl who was mutated into a human turtle. She is Benny's older sister.[28]

Both Benny and Erin are modeled after Greg Weisman's kids. They got to choose which mutated forms that their comic book versions were given.[29]

The Clones

The Clones were made by Sevarius at the request of Demona and Thailog. Their intellects were originally deliberately stunted to make them obedient to Thailog, but with Thailog's supposed death they regained their freedom. Talon offered to take the clones with him to the Labyrinth to educate them.[30] Issues 3 to 5 of the comic depict Thailog later going to Castle Wyvern to persuade the clones to rejoin him, as they still had not developed free will at that time. After a battle with Goliath and his clan, most of the clones decide to return to the Labyrinth, at the insistence of Delilah. Only Brentwood decides to remain with Thailog.[7]

  • Malibu (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Malibu is the clone of Brooklyn. There are hints to a possible relationship between Malibu and Delilah (much to the disappointment of Brooklyn).[7]
  • Brentwood (voiced by Thom Adcox-Hernandez) - Brentwood is the clone of Lexington. Unlike the other clones, he decides to remain with Thailog, viewing him to be smart. He was the only clone, however, to stay out of the fight between the clans. Brentwood parallels with the evil Lexington from Future Tense. (Lex comments on his decision, saying "You're really making me look bad.")[7]
  • Hollywood (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) - Hollywood is the clone of Broadway.
  • Burbank (voiced by Edward Asner) - Burbank is the clone of Hudson. Much like Hudson, Burbank carries a weapon, in his case, a mace.
  • Delilah (voiced by Salli Richardson) - Delilah is not an exact clone. She is a hybrid of Demona and Elisa's DNA, programmed to be a servile concubine for Thailog, replacing Demona. Delilah is voiced by Salli Richardson. Goliath went to the Labyrinth requesting Delilah's company for a Halloween dance (as Elisa had broken up with him). After Thailog crashes the party, Delilah is given the choice to remain with Thailog or go back to The Labyrinth. After deciding to leave Thailog, she asked the other clones to make the same choice, and was joined by all of them except for Brentwood. Delilah was angry that Goliath and Elisa tried to use her as a replacement for Elisa when they temporarily broke up. Goliath had explained to Elisa that he could never feel anything for Delilah, because Gargoyles mate for life.[7]
In the unmade spinoff, Gargoyles 2198, Delilah's eponymous descendant would have been a main character, close friends with Samson (the grandson of Broadway and Angela, resembling Goliath).[31]

The clones differ from the originals by their colors, and some features like horns or teeth. To gain a physical advantage, Malibu, Brentwood, Hollywood and Burbank were aged to be in their biological 20s: older than the young trio, yet younger than Hudson.

The clones' names are places in Los Angeles, contrasting with and spoofing their counterpart protagonists' New York City placenames.

Thailog

Thailog ("Thailog" is "Goliath" sounded backwards), was a clone of Goliath created by Anton Sevarius and educated by David Xanatos, (via a "subliminaleducation program"), giving him many of Xanatos's personality traits. He would prove to be both a genius and a persistent enemy. He was also voiced by Keith David.

Deciding that he would never be free under Xanatos' thumb, Thailog planned his own kidnapping by Sevarius, blackmails Xanatos for 20 million dollars for his safe return, and, after meeting his genetic source, Goliath, for the first time, seemingly perishes in a explosion. Xanatos later guesses that Thailog had planned to fake his death all along, leaving him both free of Xanatos, and free to spend the 20 million without interference. Xanatos realizes that he has created a monster, one as strong as Goliath, and as smart as, (if not smarter than), himself.

Under the name "Alexander Thailog", Thailog would later form a partnership/relationship with Demona, (business-wise they formed a company, called "Nightstone Unlimited"), but was planning to let her and Macbeth die, in order to inherit both their fortunes. (Demona, in her human form, planned to marry Macbeth and then claim that he was dead in order to inherit his fortune, Thailog planned to kill Macbeth and Demona and as her sole business partner, her Banker, he would inherit their combined fortunes).[11] Both of them later commissioned Sevarius to create a clan of clones, which he eventually betrayed.[11]

Thailog eventually "dies", (or, at least, lapses into a permanent stone sleep), in the third season of the animated series; but as that is considered a "non-canonical" event by series creator Greg Weisman, Thailog would be clearly depicted as alive in the canonical SLG Comic Book.

Humans

In addition to the gargoyles, human characters figure prominently in the series, both as allies and enemies of the gargoyles.

Princess Katharine

Main article: Avalon Clan

Princess Katarine is the leader of Castle Wyvern (and, by default, the Scottish clan of gargoyles) during the 990s. Katharine was at first prejudiced against the clan, but after they saved her life, she vowed to protect the clans' unhatched eggs[1] and raise them on Avalon.[12] She was voiced by Kath Soucie.

Katherine's parents
Prince Malcolm
Prince Malcolm was Katharine's father, the previous lord of Wyvern Castle, Hudson's good friend, and brother to King Kenneth. He formed a co-existence alliance with the gargoyles who had been there for centuries, and built Castle Wyvern. Goliath, Demona, and Hudson saved his life from an attack by the Archmage. He also inadvertently inspired hatred of gargoyles at Wyvern, particularly in Princess Katharine—he told her that the gargoyles would get her if she didn't stay in bed.[4] He was apparently deceased by the time of the Viking attack in 994. Voiced by Roger Rees.
Princess Elena
Princess Elena is Katherine's mother. She married Prince Malcolm in 975, and intended to give him the Phoenix Gate as a dowry (until it was stolen by Demona). Voiced by Kath Soucie.[32]

The Magus

The Magus was a court magician of Castle Wyvern and Katharine's top advisor. It was the Magus who cast the spell that imprisoned Goliath's clan in stone, believing that the Viking Hakon had murdered the Princess and blaming the gargoyles for her death. He later discovered that Princess Katharine had been rescued by Goliath; unable to restore the gargoyles (as Hakon had burned the page with his counterspell), he agreed to place Goliath under the same spell, so that he might one day be reunited with his clan.[1] The Magus guided Princess Katharine and the eggs to Avalon, and harbored unrequited feelings for the princess for many years. He died after using a great deal of energy to defeat the Weird Sisters.[12] He was voiced by Jeff Bennett.

Tom the Guardian

Tom the Guardian was a peasant boy at Castle Wyvern who was eager to make friends with the gargoyles—especially Lexington and Brooklyn—despite his mother's objections.[1] He also accompanied Princess Katharine and the gargoyle eggs to Avalon, where he took on the role of Guardian, protecting the eggs and training the young gargoyles when they hatched. The grown Tom became Katharine's lover and confidante.[12] Young Tom was voiced by J.D. Daniels, and Tom as the adult "Tom the Guardian" was voiced by Gerrit Graham.

Mary

Mary, Tom the Guardian's mother, was fiercely anti-gargoyle like Katharine,[1] but had a change of heart as she, too, vowed to protect the eggs. Along with Finnella, she did not go to Avalon, instead choosing to stay on Earth and guard the Grimorum Arcanorum, stating that, "a woman alone might run into trouble: two women can cause plenty of it".[12] When a Timedancing Brooklyn arrived in Scotland in 997, Mary recognized him as one of the gargoyles from Goliath's clan. Together, the three of them joined Constantine's enemies, led by King Kenneth III. She and Finella would continue guarding the Grimorum while leaving 997 with Brooklyn.[9] In October 1996, Mary (or a woman resembling her) attended a Halloween party atop The Eyrie Building.[7] Voiced by Kath Soucie.

The Archmage

The Archmage was an evil sorcerer and an enemy of the gargoyle clan at Castle Wyvern. He was defeated by Goliath,[4] but his future self saved him from his fall in a perpetual time paradox—as his future self existed in the 1990s, and rescued his past self, without any explanation for how the loop began. The Archmage continues to live through this loop, despite his later defeat, after rescuing himself in the past.

The Archmage was encouraged to conquer the world, but first had to retrieve the objects he most desired: the ancient book of magic spells named the Grimorum Arcanorum, the Phoenix Gate and the Eye of Odin—as well as to conquer Avalon as a base of operations. His future self secured an alliance with the Weird Sisters to watch out for the mystical artifacts, as well as guide the destinies of Demona and Macbeth, advising them to bend Oberon's law of non-interference.

Future Archmage brought his past self nearly a thousand years into the future, where his past self swallowed the Grimorum in order for it to set foot on the island ("human magic" is not allowed on Avalon by law; consuming it created a "legal loophole"), thus making him very powerful. However, he was defeated by Goliath, who stripped him of the Eye of Odin, causing the Grimorum to turn the Archmage into a pile of dust.[12] During some unspecified time, the enhanced Archmage undertook additional time travel, thus meeting a Timedancing Brooklyn.[33] He was voiced by David Warner.

The Captain of the Guard

The Captain of the Guard was the head of Castle Wyvern's garrison in 994. Resentful of the lack of appreciation that he and the gargoyles received for defending the castle, he struck a deal with Demona and the Vikings to have the castle sacked, forcing out the humans and leaving only him and the gargoyles. The plan included sabotage, such as severing bowstrings, but backfired when the Viking leader Hakon shattered most of the gargoyles during the day after the siege, prompting Goliath and the survivors (Hudson, Brooklyn, Broadway, Lexington and Bronx) to go after the Vikings for revenge. The Captain was killed along with Hakon in 994, when they fell off a cliff,[1] but their spirits remained trapped in the area as punishment for their actions. When Goliath returned to the Wyvern site a thousand years later, the Captain and Hakon, in spirit form, attempted to steal Goliath's lifeforce and thus free themselves from the area. He stopped midway, after realizing his guilt for his treachery, and instead turned on Hakon. Having atoned for his sins, his spirit was set free to rest in peace.[34] Voiced by the late Ed Gilbert.

Elisa Maza

Main article: Elisa Maza

Elisa Maza is a NYPD detective, friend of the Gargoyles,[1] and later love interest for Goliath. Voiced by Salli Richardson. Her family also figures prominently in the series:

Peter Maza
Peter Maza is Elisa's father.[5] A Native American who was once an NYPD officer. He never argues with Elisa once she sets her mind on something.[35] Voiced by Michael Horse.
Diane Maza
Diane Maza is Elisa's mother[5] whose ethnicity was Nigerian. She went to a Nigerian village to get in touch with her roots as a griot.[36] Voiced by Nichelle Nichols.
Derek Maza
Derek Maza is Elisa's brother [5] who was a cop and also a pilot. He was later transformed into the mutate Talon by Xanatos. Voiced by Rocky Carroll.
Beth Maza
Beth Maza is Elisa's sister[5] who is a student of the fictional University of Flagstaff.[35] Voiced by Monica Allison.

Macbeth

Main article: Macbeth (Gargoyles)

Macbeth, former King of Scotland, was loosely based on the Shakespearean character as well as the real historical figure. He is eternally bound to Demona and is forced to live in conflict with her forever; neither one can die until one simultaneously kills the other.[21] Initially an enemy of the gargoyles, he later becomes their ally. He was voiced by John Rhys-Davies.

Macbeth's family
Duncan
Duncan was the ancient king of Scotland, Macbeth's foe, and the second to wear the Hunter mask. He secretly ordered the death of Macbeth's father, and destroyed the few remaining gargoyles in Scotland. It was because of Duncan that the Weird Sisters forged the spell between Macbeth and Demona. He was defeated by Macbeth.[21] Voiced by Neil Dickson.
Gillecomgain
Gillecomgain started the Hunter line as part of his revenge on Demona, who had horribly disfigured his face as a child. As an assassin under Duncan, he started a spree of terror and violence that included assassinating Macbeth's father, Findláech of Moray, and nearly wiping out all of the gargoyles in Scotland. After betraying Duncan, he was defeated by both Macbeth and Demona.[21] Young Gillecomgain was voiced by Cam Clarke, and the older Gillecomgain was voiced by Jim Cummings.
Gruoch
Macbeth's beloved in ancient Scotland, Gruoch is pressured into marriage to Gillecomgain by her father Boite. When Gillecomgain is revealed as the Hunter and slain, she happily marries her love and becomes Lady Macbeth, Queen of Scotland. They are later severed when Macbeth "dies" and begins his centuries-long struggle with Demona.[21]
Lulach
Lulach was the son of Gruoch and (historically) stepson of Macbeth (though this is not made explicit on the series). Ascends to the throne of Scotland after his father's "death." His ultimate fate is not shown, but it is implied that he is slain by Duncan's son, Canmore, in a later battle.[21] Voiced by Jeff Bennett.
Boite
The father of Gruoch and friend to Macbeth's father Findláech, Boite serves as an advisor to his son-in-law, Macbeth, throughout his life. Boite counseled Macbeth to destroy the remaining gargoyles (a plan which Macbeth rejected), ultimately leading to Demona and Macbeth's falling-out.[21] Voiced by the late Ed Gilbert.
Canmore
Son of Duncan, Canmore is only a boy when his father is slain in battle by Macbeth. Canmore is banished to England, but returns to Scotland as a grown man for revenge. Like his father before him, Canmore takes up the mask of the Hunter and declares war upon the gargoyles. He "slays" Macbeth in single combat, unaware of Macbeth's immortality. It is implied that he later has Macbeth's son, Lulach, killed. Canmore's descendants each become the Hunter in turn, hunting Demona through the centuries.[21] Voiced by Neil Dickson.

The Pack

Main article: Pack (Gargoyles)

The Pack (Wolf, Jackal, Hyena, Coyote, and formerly Fox and Dingo) are mercenaries organized by Xanatos first to be TV stars, then to hunt gargoyles. They were subsequently "upgraded" into more deadly forms through the use of genetic and cybernetic enhancements.[8] Unlike the others, Coyote is a robot constructed in Xanatos' image, sent to infiltrate and lead the Pack. Lexington harbors a bitter hatred against them.[6]

Fox

Fox (born with the name Janine Renard)[37]had her name legally changed. She is the daughter of entrepreneur and business magnate Halcyon Renard, and his ex-wife Anastasia Renard (the name used by Titania, "Queen of the Third Race", while in the guise of a mortal human woman.).[13] A former mercenary and former leader of The Pack, Fox quit the group and married David Xanatos.[32] They later had a son, Alexander Fox Xanatos.[13] Like many villains of the series, Fox initially had no love for the Gargoyles, seeing them as pawns to be manipulated. However, after they saved Alex, she changed her opinion and went out of her way to make amends—particularly to Lexington, who she had once hurt. She was voiced by an uncredited Laura San Giacomo.

Tony Dracon

Tony Dracon is an organized crime figure in New York,[5] Dracon knows about the Manhattan Clan that often foil his plans,[38] and has a score to settle with Elisa. He often clashes with Goliath and Broadway.[39] In his last appearance, he was imprisoned with Czech gangster Brod.[40] He was voiced by Richard Grieco.

Glasses
Glasses is one of the associates of Tony Dracon.
Pal Joey
Pal Joey is the other associate of Tony Dracon.[5]

Margot Yale and Brendan Quarters

Margot Yale and Brendan Quarters are a yuppie couple who have the misfortune of running into the gargoyles often.[1] Margot became the assistant district attorney of one of the New York City boroughs, and spoke out against the gargoyles in a heated televised public debate with Macbeth, who defended them. During the Halloween Party at the top of the Eyrie Building, she berated Brendan for dressing as a Gargoyle (as other partygoers had done). Brendon later came across Goliath, injured, and sent for a doctor.[7] Margot is voiced by Marina Sirtis, and later by Tress MacNeille in Season 3. Brendon is voiced by Pat Fraley.

Jeffrey Robbins

Jeffery Robbins is a blind author, and a friend of Hudson. He helps Hudson find Macbeth. Afterwords, he taught Hudson how to read, and decided to write a book based on the Scrolls of Merlin which he called The Sword and the Staff.[41] When Demona unleashes a spell to turn the citizens of Manhattan to stone by broadcasting the spell on all television channels, Hudson and the clan visit Robbins and discover that blind people are immune to the spell.[21]

During the Halloween of 1996, Robbins admitted to being aware that Hudson is a Gargoyle—due to the late night visits, Scottish accent, scents of leather and concrete, and Hudson's refusal to shake his hand.[7] (The scene was based on a similar one from a Goliath Chronicles episode).[42]

Robbins helps a blind Hudson recover his eyesight after discovering Hudson is a gargoyle.[43] Voiced by the late Paul Winfield.

Vinnie Grigori

Vinnie Grigori is another man who has had various encounters with the Manhattan clan, whom he blames for an unfortunate string of bad luck. He is seen first as a motorcycle rider whose bike is "stolen" and crashed by Lex; Grigori had his license revoked, as his recollection of Lex would lead the judge to believe he was intoxicated. He is next seen as a security guard for Cyberbiotics' airship—the night Goliath and Demona destroy it. He is at Sevarius's labs when Goliath captures Sevarius to force him to make a cure for the Mutates (for which Grigori was fired). He later shows up carrying a huge bazooka, which he uses to finally get revenge on Goliath—stalking Goliath as he and Hudson battled Wolf and the spirit of Hakon—shooting him in the face... with a banana cream pie.[44]

He appeared as a reluctant recruit of the Quarrymen under pressure from Castaway, where he worked to save Goliath and Elisa from being killed. He then left to take a job in Japan.[7] He eventually leaves on flight 994[9] and ends up lost in Tokyo.[28] Vinnie's name and voice is a spoof of the character Vinnie Barbarino from the show Welcome Back, Kotter, and even refers to the Bazooka he used on Goliath as Mr. Carter. The cream pie that it shoots is a tribute to another Disney show, Bonkers, which Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman once worked on.[45] He was voiced by Jeff Bennett.

Hakon

Hakon was the leader of the Vikings who sacked Castle Wyvern in 994 and destroyed most of the gargoyles. He was killed, along with the Captain of the Guard, when they fell off a cliff, but their spirits remained trapped in the area as punishment for their actions.[1] When Goliath returned to the Wyvern site a thousand years later, the Captain and Hakon, in spirit form, attempted to steal Goliath's lifeforce to free themselves from the area. Hakon's spirit reappeared throughout the series, trying to take revenge on Goliath.[34] Before his death, Hakon apparently fathered children who became the ancestors of Pack member Wolf. His spirit later bonded to his ax. After the ax was destroyed by Hudson, his spirit dissolved.[44] He was voiced by Clancy Brown.

Finella

Finella is a Scottish princess from 995. Finella was conned into helping Constantine set a deadly trap for King Kenneth upon Constantine's promise to marry her. Less than pleased at his betrayal and engagement to another, Finella helped Princess Katharine and the Magus get the eggs to Avalon and escape from Constantine, who wanted to marry Princess Katherine in order to secure his claim to the throne and destroy the eggs. Finella did not follow Katharine and company onto Avalon, instead choosing to guard the Grimorum Arcanorum with help from Tom's mother Mary.[12]

In 997, while Timedancing, Brooklyn arrived to save Finella and Mary from one of Constantine's soldiers. Together, the three of them joined Constantine's enemies, led by King Kenneth III. The book was taken from Finella, during the fight, by Constantine's sorceror, Brother Valmont. After it was retrieved by Brookyln, Finella and Mary continued guarding the Grimorum, leaving 997 with Brooklyn.[9]

In October 1996, Finella (or a woman resembling her) attended a Halloween party atop The Eyrie Building.[7]

She was loosely based on the real historical character Finnguala, and was voiced by Sheena Easton.

Arthur Pendragon

Arthur Pendragon was once the legendary and Future King of Britain. Pendragon was based on the legend of King Arthur. He was awakened by Elisa to help fight the Archmage in Avalon. Though he had neither Merlin nor his knights nor the famed sword Excalibur, he fought Macbeth and won. He then decided to explore the modern world on his own, so as not draw attention to himself.[12] Arriving in England, he was joined by the English gargoyle Griff, and battled Macbeth—with the help of the Manhattan Clan—to reclaim Excalibur. After defeating Macbeth and reclaiming Excalibur, he set off along with Griff on a journey to find Merlin.[46]

The Hunters/Quarrymen

Main article: Hunter (Gargoyles)

Descendants of King Duncan I, the Hunters are fighters that have sworn under the Hunter Mask to hunt down Demona and destroy all gargoyles. The current generation (consisting of Jason, Jon, and Robyn) come to New York after hearing of gargoyle encounters. However, Jason and Robyn Canmore eventually come to realize that all gargoyles are not the threat to humanity that Demona is, and drop the Hunter cause.[47] Their brother Jon, initially apprehensive, develops a deep hatred for the gargoyles, drops the Hunter persona, and changes his name to John Castaway. As Castaway, he leads an anti-gargoyle group reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan called the Quarrymen.

Jason was recovering in the hospital[7] while Robyn was recruited into The Redemption Squad.[28]

The three modern Hunters are Jason (voiced by Diedrich Bader), Jon (voiced by Scott Cleverdon), and Robyn Canmore (voiced by Sheena Easton).

Banquo and Fleance

Banquo (a man) and Fleance (a woman) are two mercenaries who worked for Macbeth. They helped him retrieve the first Scrolls of Merlin[41] and the sword Excalibur.[46] They later left his service to work for the Quarrymen. Their first mission as Quarrymen had them, and Castaway, pursuing Goliath and Elisa to the destroyed Clocktower.[7] Banquo and Fleance are named after the characters Banquo and Fleance in Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Minor human characters

Cuchulainn
The legendary demi-god hero of Ireland, Cuchulainn is encountered by Goliath and his allies reincarnated as an Irish teenager named Rory Dugan. He reverts to his heroic form when Rory's own girlfriend Molly reveals herself to be his old enemy, the Banshee, in disguise, especially when she further transforms herself into the gigantic, centipede-like "death worm" Cromm-Cruach. For a time, Cuchulainn mistakes Bronx for the legendary Hound of Ulster.
Nick (Natsilane)
A Native American youth of the Pacific Northwest, Nick (born Natsilane, presumably named for or descended from the legendary hero) initially rejects his heritage for the realities of the modern world. He later encounters Goliath, Angela, and Bronx, and comes to accept the existence of the supernatural. He takes up the cause of his tribe and does battle with the trickster spirit Raven.[48]
The Emir
Mentioned by name in two episodes, but not seen in person until the episode Grief, the Emir was an Egyptian dignitary hired by Xanatos to capture Anubis, Oberon's child born from another attempt at immortality. However, the Emir planned on using Anubis to resurrect his dead son, who he felt was unfairly taken away from him in a "pointless car accident". After becoming one with Anubis, as the avatar of death he understood the concept of death, and abandoned his attempts at bringing back his son. He reversed everything that the previous avatar, Jackal, did, and sacrificed himself to free Anubis. He was voiced by Tony Shalhoub.
Travis Marshall
Travis Marshall is a television anchor reporter at WVRN who also hosts the TV program Nightwatch.
Maria Chavez
Maria Chavez was the Captain of NYPD's 23rd precinct and Elisa Maza's superior. Voiced by Rachel Ticotin.
Tomas Brod
Tomas Brod is a Czech gangster whom Preston Vogel hires to steal the Golem for Renard. After causing Goliath and Eliza problems in Prague, he moves to New York to take on Tony Dracon. Voiced by Clancy Brown.
Shaman
Shaman became Dingo's spiritual advisor when the latter decided to wipe the slate clean regarding his past. He also helped Dingo and Goliath reach the Dreamtime to communicate and reason with Matrix.[49] He also suggested that both Dingo and Matrix should join The Redemption Squad.[28] He was voiced by James Avery.

The Third Race/Oberon's Children

Main article: Oberon's children

The Third Race, also known as Oberon's Children, were magical, shapeshifting, and often fickle creatures and fairies from around the world. They were not all literally descended from Oberon, but he was their leader and he governed all of the Third Race strictly. They possessed incredible powers, were immortal, and had a fatal weakness to iron. Regardless, as long as they were in the real world, Oberon forbade them from interfering in human events.

Oberon

Oberon was the lord of Avalon. He possessed godlike powers and was the most powerful being in the whole series. Very arrogant and impudent, it was by his edict that Avalon was abandoned and the Third Race forced to live with humanity. Oberon later himself left Avalon to join them. He was also responsible for The Gathering, in which the Third Race left the rest of the world and congregated in Avalon.[13] He was voiced by Terrence Mann.

Titania

Titania was Oberon's (recently re-married) wife and Queen of Avalon. Posing as the human Anastasia during part of her 1,000-year exile, she was the ex-wife of Halcyon Renard, and Fox's biological mother. A highly-skilled manipulator, she aided the Manhattan[13] and Avalon Clans on several occasions, while frequently keeping Oberon in check. She was voiced by Kate Mulgrew.

The Weird Sisters

The Weird SistersPhoebe, Selene, and Luna—were a trio of powerful magic users named after three Greco-Roman goddesses of the Moon and based on the witches from Shakespeare's Macbeth. They looked after Demona and Macbeth, and made them immortal.[21] Their motivation, however, was to aid The Archmage in his revenge upon Katherine, Tom, and The Magus.[12] All three were voiced by Kath Soucie.

Puck

Puck was a trickster fairy. His magic was the reason why Demona became human during the day, instead of turning to stone.[20] It was eventually discovered that he was Owen Burnett, having made a deal with Xanatos to serve him faithfully. Because of this deal and his affinity for humans, he was banished from Avalon and had his powers erased by Oberon. Since the Gathering, Puck could only use his powers when he was teaching or protecting Alexander Xanatos.[13] He was voiced by Brent Spiner.

Minor Children of Oberon

The rest of the Children of Oberon were fairies, gods, and other various creatures from cultures and mythologies worldwide that lived in Avalon until they were all expelled by Oberon. They were forcibly called back to Avalon by him one thousand years later in an event known as The Gathering.

Anansi
Anansi was a spider trickster of African myth.[36] Voiced by LeVar Burton
Anubis
Anubis is the ancient Egyptian Lord and avatar of death. Voiced by the late Tony Jay
Banshee
Banshee is an Irish fairy with a powerful wailing scream, and the modern archenemy of Cu Chulainn. She objects to The Gathering and is attacked by Odin.[13] - Voiced by Sheena Easton
Coyote
Coyote is a Native American trickster spirit.[35]
Grandmother
Grandmother is an elderly wisewoman of great power.[48]
The Lady of the Lake
The Lady of the Lake was the patron of King Arthur and keeper of Excalibur during his time of absence. (Although several Ladies appear in Arthurian myth, it is unclear which, if any, the Gargoyles character is intended to be.)[46]
Odin
Odin is the All-Father of Norse mythology. He retrieves The Eye of Odin, which is his actual eye. During The Gathering, he attacked a defiant Banshee.[13] Voiced by W. Morgan Sheppard.
Raven
Raven is a trickster spirit who poses as a gargoyle to toy with Goliath and his allies.[48]

Other characters

The Lost Race

The Lost Race was a sentient race of Earthlings whose evolution predated the Three Races and has since become extinct, although Greg Weisman has yet to reveal when or how this occurred. In fact, he writes, "it's hard to give a category to something that currently I have no intention of discussing. But 'Lost Race' seems as good a moniker as any—as a place-holder."[citation needed]

History

What is known is that the Lost Race, the gargoyles, the humans, and finally Oberon's Children appeared on Earth in that order. The Lost Race is in fact from Earth, and Greg denies their having any contact with extraterrestrials.[citation needed] Although they eventually became extinct, the Lost Race was still around when Oberon's Children first evolved, as they were aware of the Children's existence.

Brooklyn encountered this race on his time-travels to the past during his Timedancer adventures. Greg confirmed that the Lost Race has left behind relics and artifacts from their civilization. It is speculated by fans that these may include the ruins in the Archmage's Cave, notably the Megalith Dance, although Greg refuses to confirm or deny the possibility.[citation needed]

The Steel Clan

The Steel Clan were a series of robots built by Xanatos, modeled from the likeness of the gargoyles—specifically, Goliath. Originally meant to replace the gargoyles, Xanatos used them for his own personal army.[1] He also wore a battle suit modeled in their likeness.[50] An iron version of the Steel Clan was made to fight against Oberon.[13] Xanatos later used an Iron and Steel Clan robot to aid Coldsteel and Coyote 5.0 in retrieving the Stone of Destiny.

The New Olympians

The New Olympians were a group of fantastical sentient beings resembling creatures and gods from Greek Mythology. They had traveled to the island of New Olympus after being driven there by fearful humans in Classical Antiquity, and their descendants were able to remain hidden through advanced cloaking technology. Several of them shared names with characters from mythology, although they were not intended to be identified with those characters, unlike some children of Oberon. According to Gargoyles creator Greg Weisman, they are descended from Oberon's children, though the show makes no mention of this, and there is also a resident gargoyle clan on the island.[citation needed]

They were led by a winged man named Boreas (voiced by Dorian Harewood), and their Chief of Security was a Minotaur named Taurus (voiced by Michael Dorn). A robot named Talos—an upgraded version of the Talos first constructed by Daedalus and also voiced by Dorian Harewood—is a high-level advisor. A villainous shapeshifter named Proteus (voiced by Roddy McDowall) seemed to be the island's worst criminal. Other named members of the race included Helios (voiced by Rob Paulsen), Ekidna (voiced by Charity James), and Kiron (voiced by Frank Welker). In the last two instances, the use of the letter "k" in the spelling was intended by the show's creators to differentiate the characters from their mythological namesakes.

The New Olympians appeared during the "Avalon World Tour" story arc in the episode The New Olympians, in which Elisa Maza arrived on the island along with her three "gargate" companions (Goliath, his daughter Angela, and Bronx). Because of their past experiences with the human race—Taurus at one point specifically mentions the murder of his ancestor by Theseus—the New Olympians harbored a strong hatred against Elisa and humans in general. This inverts the show's usual premise, in which many humans are prejudiced against creatures such as gargoyles. After an encounter with Proteus, Elisa managed to convince some New Olympians—particularly Taurus—that not all humans are evil.

A spinoff show, itself entitled The New Olympians, was planned; the Gargoyles episode featuring the characters was a "backdoor pilot". A series pitch was produced, revealing that the new series' storyline would have revolved around the New Olympians revealing themselves to humanity in front of the United Nations. The pitch, which is shown at Gathering conventions, introduced several new characters and hinted at a Romeo and Juliet-style romance between Sphinx (a New Olympian female) and Terry Chung (a human male). Although the series was never picked up, Greg Weisman has said that elements would have been included in the main Gargoyles series had it continued.[citation needed] Terry Chung appears as a trick or treater in the Gargoyles comic issue number four, which places the beginning of New Olympians at least a decade after the 2006 issues.[7] He appears with during New Year's Eve of 1996 with his first cousin Tri Chung.[28][29]

Proteus escapes to New York to exact his revenge. Taurus leaves New Olympus to pursue him. This is not considered canon by Weisman.[51]

Nokkar

Nokar was a sentinel and member of the N'Kai (interstellar aliens who oppose the Space-Spawn empire), Nokkar waited on Easter Island to protect the Earth. While there, he was revered as a god by the natives, and the Easter Island Statues were modeled after him. He once captured Goliath and Angela, believing them to be Space-Spawn in disguise. He was voiced by Avery Brooks.

Tazmanian Tiger

Tazmanian Tiger was a supervillain who robbed a bank in Sydney. His actions caught the attention of Dingo and Matrix (both of whom were Australia's crimefighters). He wore a skin tight costume and mask. His gloves had a set of razor sharp claws that were able to damage Matrix. He was assisted by two Thylacines named Benjamin and Natasha.[28]

Organizations & Groups

The Illuminati

In the Gargoyles universe, The Illuminati were a secret society started by Sir Percival, the Fisher King, that controlled and manipulated a large portion of the world, including politics and organized crime. Xanatos was a member of the Illuminati, which aided him in making his fortune (through a predestination paradox—Xanatos had instructed himself to travel through time).[32] Bluestone was inducted into the society after gangster Mace Malone's failed attempt to capture Goliath. Matt's former partner in the FBI, Martin Hacker, was also a member of the Illuminati.[52] Thailog joined as a new member at some unspecified time, and was the first gargoyle known to be part of the Society.[7] The Society was last seen headed by Peredur fab Ragnal.[9]

Each member was of a certain numerical rank. When two members of the society encountered each other in private, they would share their rank.[7]

Matt Bluestone

Matt Bluestone was a former FBI agent who was assigned to be Elisa's partner after the shooting incident.[5] Elisa's chief thought it was too dangerous for Elisa to be working on her own, and assigned Bluestone as her partner so that she would have someone covering her—despite Elisa's adamant protests that she did not need a partner. Bluestone is a big believer in conspiracy theories, especially the Illuminati.[50] He was given the option to join the Illuminati by his former partner. He was one of the few humans who were friends with the Manhattan Clan.[52] He was voiced by Thomas F. Wilson.

Martin Hacker

Martin Hacker was Matt Bluestone's former partner in the FBI[38] and an Illuminati operative, Hacker's job was to intentionally mislead Matt away from the Illuminati. When this failed, it was Martin who conferred membership onto Matt on the behalf of the Illuminati.[52]

After Manhattan discovers the existence of gargoyles, Hacker checks in on Matt Bluestone and John Castaway, as well as giving Xanatos an invitation to the White House from the Illuminati. While meeting all three of them, he claims a different objective from The Illuminati. With Matt Bluestone, he claims that the Illuminati agree that people aren't ready to encounter gargoyles. With Xanatos, he says the Illuminati feel it is time for humans and gargoyles to meet. As for John Castaway, he claimed that the Illuminati agree that the gargoyles should be destroyed.[7] He was voiced by Michael Bell.

Norman Ambassador

Norman Ambassador escorted Princess Elena to Castle Wyvern in 975. Both were attacked by the Archmage's bandits and rescued by Xanatos (who followed Demona into the past). Out of gratitude, and due to being a fellow Illuminatus, he allowed Xanatos and his family to join them at Wyvern. He also took a couple of envelopes with him at Xanatos' request—one containing a rare coin to give to a younger David Xanatos in 1975; the other containing details on how the coin was obtained, thus inspiring himself to travel back in time.[32]

Mace Malone

Mace Malone was a leading gangster in the 1920s who was recruited into the Illuminati because of his underworld dealings. In 1924, the crime syndicates became aware of their vulnerability to the Illuminati, resulting in Mace having to disappear. He had a long life due to rejuvenation drugs. His habit of visiting Flo Dane alerted Matt Bluestone to his presence, who saw a photo with Mace wearing a society emblem and received confirmation of his suspicions from Mace's stepson Jack. As a result, Matt was offered membership if he brought a gargoyle to the abandoned Hotel Cabal, an Illuminati base. Though Matt brought Goliath, he secretly filled Goliath in on Mace's plan and left a hotel key for Goliath to escape. Mace, however, lost his key in the confusion.

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