Gargoyles Overview

From Reference Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Garglogo.gif

The Show:

Vikings at Castle Wyvern
In 1994, a new show debuted on the Disney Afternoon. It was unlike anything the line-up had shown before. A race of beings known as Gargoyles, having the forms and faces from our nightmares but holding the purpose to protect, lived side-by-side with humans in ages long past. But given that humanity always fears and destroys what it cannot understand, this alliance was doomed. A band of Vikings sacked Castle Wyvern, Scotland in 994 with help from traitors within. They destroyed the clan of gargoyles living there, all except seven. Six of these survivors rescued the humans that despised them and were trapped in a spell "to sleep until the castle rises above the clouds." Big trouble since gargoyles turn to stone statues when they sleep.



Xanatos finds the cursed gargoyles
Demona with a big gun
Fast forward to 1994. David Xanatos--armed with knowledge of this spell--bought Castle Wyvern and transported it to New York City. He rebuilt it on top of his new skyscraper, the tallest on the island of Manhattan. And the spell was broken and six medieval gargoyles found themselves in a strange new world. It was still one filled with betrayal as Xanatos and the mate of the clan's leader reveal their villainy.





Elisa Maza meets the clan
But it is also a world with hope. The gargoyles make friends with humans and over the course of the show discover that they are not the last of their kind. All while protecting the innocent from the horrors of the night of their new home, Manhattan.

Gargoyles had three seasons lasting from 1994 to 1997. It was the brainchild of Greg Weisman, and found fans from all over the world. Most of these fans--heck, all of them--were deeply upset by Disney's cancellation of the show. Some of them got together in 1998 and formed The Gargoyles Saga, a fanfic series starting after the third season episode "The Journey" (the last episode Greg Weisman worked on) and developing some of the spin-off ideas that Greg has shared with us.

 Castle rises above the clouds
Four series are being written under The Gargoyles Saga: Gargoyles continues with the present-day adventures of the Manhattan Clan; Pendragon is the present-day adventures of King Arthur; TimeDancer is Brooklyn's forty years worth of adventures hopping around history with an out-of-control Phoenix Gate; and Dark Ages shows life at Castle Wyvern two decades before the Viking Massacre.

What You Need to Know to Enjoy My Stories:

I like to hope that my stories don't need a complex explanation to be read, comprehended, and enjoyed. But I also believe in hedging my bets. What I really want to encourage people to do is watch the episodes (or read them in the case of The Gargoyles Saga), so if you have never seen these episodes I recommend the Gargoyle-Fans Site's Episode Summaries. They give you a synopsis of the action and a review of the episode. Like I said before, I hope my stories stand well on their own but this is the back history the characters are operating within.



Canon Episode List
Gargoyles

First Season

  • "Awakenings, Part One - Five"
  • "The Thrill of the Hunt"
  • "Temptation"
  • "Deadly Force"
  • "Enter Macbeth"
  • "The Edge"
  • "Long Way to Morning"
  • "Her Brother's Keeper"
  • "Reawakening"

Second Season

  • "Leader of the Pack"
  • "Metamorphosis"
  • "Legion"
  • "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time"
  • "The Mirror"
  • "The Silver Falcon"
  • "Eye of the Beholder"
  • "Vows"
  • "City of Stone, Part One - Four"
  • "High Noon"
  • "Outfoxed"
  • "Revelations"
  • "Double Jeopardy"
  • "Upgrade"
  • "Protection"
  • "The Cage"
  • "The Price"
  • "Avalon, Part One - Three"
  • "Shadows of the Past"
  • "Heritage"
  • "Kingdom"
  • "Monsters"
  • "Golem"
  • "Sanctuary"
  • "M.I.A."
  • "Grief"
  • "The Hound of Ulster"
  • "Walkabout"
  • "Mark of the Panther"
  • "Pendragon"
  • "Eye of the Storm"
  • "The New Olympians"
  • "The Green"
  • "Sentinel"
  • "Bushido"
  • "Cloud Fathers"
  • "Ill Met By Moonlight"
  • "Future Tense"
  • "The Gathering, Part One - Two"
  • "Vendettas"
  • "Turf"
  • "The Reckoning"
  • "Possession"
  • "Hunter's Moon, Part One - Three"

Canon Episode List
The Gargoyles Saga

First Season

  • "Gargoyles: Fallout Part One"
  • "Gargoyles: Journey"
  • "Gargoyles: Fallout Part Two"
  • "Gargoyles: Partnership"
  • "Gargoyles: From the Heart"
  • "Gargoyles: Tightrope"
  • "Gargoyles: To Restore Amends"
  • "Gargoyles: Perchance to Dream"
  • "Gargoyles: Two"
  • "Gargoyles: The Hunted"
  • "Gargoyles: Equality"
  • "Gargoyles/TimeDancer: Out of Joint Part One - Two"
  • "Gargoyles: Hammer and Shield"
  • "Gargoyles: Guardians"
  • "Gargoyles: The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
  • "Gargoyles: Sacrifices Part One - Two"
  • "Gargoyles: Fealty"
  • "Gargoyles: Mutual Trust"
  • "Gargoyles: Turncoat"
  • "Gargoyles: A Mid-Winter's Tale"
  • "Gargoyles: Consequences"
  • "Gargoyles: Something Wicked"
  • "Gargoyles: Prophets and Angels"
  • "Gargoyles: Things Fall Apart Part One - Two"
  • "Gargoyles: Razor's Edge"
  • "Gargoyles: Captive Pursuits"
  • "Gargoyles: Past Perfect"
  • "Gargoyles: Reprisals Part One - Three"

Second Season

  • "Gargoyles: The Rising Part One"
  • "Gargoyles: The Rising Part Two"
  • "Pendragon: Meet the Minions"
  • "Gargoyles: Signs and Portents"
  • "Pendragon: Beginning Again"
  • "Gargoyles: The Scottish Play"
  • "Pendragon: The Yorkshire Adventure"
  • "Gargoyles: Disobedience"
  • "Gargoyles: A Call to Arms"
  • "Gargoyles: Offers"
  • "Pendragon: My Lady Fair"
  • "Gargoyles: Double Take"
  • "Gargoyles: Reunions"
  • "Pendragon: Triangles"
  • "Gargoyles: Nocturne"
  • "Gargoyles: The Witness"
  • "Gargoyles: When the Bough Breaks Part One"
  • "Gargoyles: When the Bough Breaks Part Two"
  • "Pendragon: The Hawk and the Crow"
  • "Gargoyles: Strange Bedfellows"



My A Mist of Prophecies stories pick up right after "Strange Bedfellows" starting with A Storm of Things Foreseen.

Canon Characters:

Canon in this sense is not talking about the weapon. It means the stuff that the original author came up with. In this case, since we are talking about characters, it is all the characters that Greg Weisman developed and were shown in the first two seasons of Gargoyles cartoon series.

Alexander Fox Xanatos
Anastasia Renard
Angela
Archmage
Broadway
Brooklyn
Bronx
Cagney
Captain of the Guard
Captain Chevez
Coldfire
Coldstone
Coyote
David Xanatos
Demona
Elisa Maza
Fox Xanatos
Goliath
Halcyon Renard
Hakon
Hudson
The Jogger
Mr. Jaffe
Princess Katherine
Lexington
Maggie
Macbeth
The Magus
Matt Bluestone
Oberon
Owen Burnett
Puck
Titania
The Weird Sisters

TGS Characters:

Characters that the writers of The Gargoyles Saga created. They don't mind other fanfic writers using the series as a jumping-off point, like I have done.

Asrial
Ariana
Artus
Benedick
Chun Demona
Deborah
George Harrison
Graeme
Gwenyvere
Halcyon Xanatos
Harthoth, Gwenyvere's mate
Jerusha
Loki
Madoc
Maeve
Merlin
Meryt
Nudnik
Prometheus
Samson
Sata
Sharon
Socrates
Thoth
Umbriel
Yoshi

Original Characters:

Characters that I created. These guys belong to me, and I would prefer it if you didn't use them in any of your stories. But if you want to draw them, please do so and send me a copy. I'm always looking for ways to show my characters since I can't draw.

Aeschylus
Agamemnon
Agmaraa
Andromache
Artus's Rookery Brother
Astyanax
Bridget
Cassandra
Cassandra's Mate
David Xanatos's Mother
Dryad
Eliza Maza-Wyvern
Harris, the limousine driver
Helen of Troy
The Leader of the Greek Clan 240 bce
Lysander
Manhattan Clan Female 1
Manhattan Clan Female 2
Marcus
Myron Kontos
News Vendor
King Priam of Troy
Rogan
Senga
Store Robber
The Trio's Rookery Sister 1
The Trio's Rookery Sister 2
Wraith
Zack Baker