History Awesome / Gargoyles

2nd May '17 4:27:29 AM StClair
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* The last quote of "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time." Just the way that it's read and ''written'' gets across the episode's literacy aesop perfectly.

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* The last quote of "A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time." Time". Just the way that it's read and ''written'' gets across the episode's literacy aesop perfectly.perfectly.
-->"The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses, erected in the dark sea of time."
2nd May '17 4:20:42 AM StClair
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** ''The Price'' was another long CMOA for Hudson. Xanatos captures him, expecting him to be exactly like the younger gargoyles, and starts trying to manipulate him. Only for Hudson to slam the door on his face with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, causing Xanatos to snap for the first time in series. Then he outgambits him (see below). To crown it all, when Xanatos loses, he supposes that Hudson will destroy the Cauldron now. Hudson leaves him to it, and hands out another ArmorPiercingQuestion on the way out. Xanatos is visibly disturbed by this. Basically, the entire episode is Xanatos trying to be his usual MagnificentBastard self, and Hudson deconstructing him and getting under his skin in a way that no other character had been able to do.

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** ''The Price'' "The Price" was another long CMOA for Hudson. Xanatos captures him, expecting him to be exactly like the younger gargoyles, and starts trying to manipulate him. Only for Hudson to slam the door on his face with an ArmorPiercingQuestion, causing Xanatos to snap for the first time in series. Then he outgambits him (see below). To crown it all, when Xanatos loses, he supposes that Hudson will destroy the Cauldron now. Hudson leaves him to it, and hands out another ArmorPiercingQuestion on the way out. Xanatos is visibly disturbed by this. Basically, the entire episode is Xanatos trying to be his usual MagnificentBastard self, and Hudson deconstructing him and getting under his skin in a way that no other character had been able to do.



** Another Lexington moment is that scene in "Leader of the Pack" where a huge hole is shot through Coyote, and we see Lex through the hole holding a big ass gun, asking "Who's next?"

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** Another Lexington moment is that scene in "Leader of the Pack" where a huge hole is shot through ''through'' Coyote, and we see Lex through the hole holding a big ass gun, asking "Who's next?"
2nd May '17 4:18:28 AM StClair
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-->Oberon does not compromise. Oberon COMMANDS!!!!
-->I ''am'' vulnerable to iron. You have hurt me. Hurting me was a MISTAKE!!
-->This altercation is OVER!
-->You cannot thwart the will of Oberon!

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-->Oberon --->"Oberon does not compromise. Oberon COMMANDS!!!!
-->I
COMMANDS!!!!"
--->"I
''am'' vulnerable to iron. You have hurt me. Hurting me was a MISTAKE!!
-->This
MISTAKE!!"
--->"This
altercation is OVER!
-->You
OVER!"
--->"You
cannot thwart the will of Oberon!Oberon!"



* "Possession has a slew of CMOA's for characters, especially ones who normally don't receive one (I.E. ''[[spoiler:Lexington's rather epic {{plan}} at the end]]'', the fact that Xanatos's still-infant child finally TookALevelInBadass, to a ridiculous extreme, Coldstone's (as well as the other {{Cyborg}} gargoyle's alliances drawn permanently), and Puck going from chaotic to true neutral at the end, [[spoiler: actually helping the FiveManBand out for a change]] is rather epic.
* "Oh, and another thing... STOP CALLING ME ANGIE!"
** ''Turf'' in general was one long CMOA for Angela. Any other story with multiple male characters fighting over one female would have her throw out a token, ineffective "Stop! I'm not worth it!" but otherwise stand by helplessly and wait to be claimed by the winner. Not Angela. After putting up with their bickering for most of the night, she finally gets fed up and tells them she is not some kind of trophy, they need to grow up and focus on stopping the turf war rather than on their own petty squabbles, and "The winner does not get to keep me!" And that is awesome.

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* "Possession has "has a slew of CMOA's for characters, especially ones who normally don't receive one (I.E. ''[[spoiler:Lexington's rather epic {{plan}} at the end]]'', the fact that Xanatos's still-infant child finally TookALevelInBadass, to a ridiculous extreme, Coldstone's (as well as the other {{Cyborg}} gargoyle's alliances drawn permanently), and Puck going from chaotic to true neutral at the end, [[spoiler: actually helping the FiveManBand out for a change]] is rather epic.
* "Oh, and another thing... STOP CALLING ME ANGIE!"
** ''Turf'' in general
"Turf" was one long CMOA for Angela. Any other story with multiple male characters fighting over one female would have her throw out a token, ineffective "Stop! I'm not worth it!" but otherwise stand by helplessly and wait to be claimed by the winner. Not Angela. After putting up with their bickering for most of the night, she finally gets fed up and tells them she is not some kind of trophy, they need to grow up and focus on stopping the turf war rather than on their own petty squabbles, and "The winner does not get to keep me!" And that is awesome.awesome.
-->"Oh, and another thing... STOP CALLING ME ANGIE!"
13th Mar '17 11:33:36 AM Chiropteru
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-->'''Xanatos:''' ''(confidently)'' Well, pop, did you have a good time at the wedding? ''(his father flips him a coin from his pocket)'' What's this?

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-->'''Xanatos:''' ''(confidently)'' Well, pop, Pop, did you have a good time at the wedding? ''(his father flips him a coin from his pocket)'' What's this?
21st Jan '17 8:52:07 PM Nylsa
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--->'''Hakon''': ''(seeing Goliath's hand cut after Goliath catches his sword)'' Wait - he's bleeding ... in a Disney series? That means normal rules don't apply here!

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--->'''Hakon''': -->'''Hakon''': ''(seeing Goliath's hand cut after Goliath catches his sword)'' Wait - he's bleeding ... in a Disney series? That means normal rules don't apply here!
9th Oct '16 12:31:07 PM Chiropteru
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** If anything that's a CMOA for Hudson, because by asking a simple question, Hudson does what no other character had done up untill that point... he pushes one of Xanatos's buttons.

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** If anything that's a CMOA for Hudson, because by asking a simple question, Hudson does what no other character had done up untill until that point... point: he pushes one of Xanatos's buttons.
5th Oct '16 5:36:43 PM LentilSandEater
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* Broadway has always been this troper's favorite Gargoyle, but his SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome occurs any time he sees someone use a gun after the episode where [[spoiler: he shoots Elisa, accidentally]].

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* Broadway has always been this troper's favorite Gargoyle, but his Broadway's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome occurs any time he sees someone use a gun after the episode where [[spoiler: he shoots Elisa, accidentally]].



* Although it probably was crossing the MoralEventHorizon for some, This Troper started to find Jackal from the Pack awesome when he became the avatar of Anubis in "Grief", aged Goliath, Angela and Elisa, destroyed Coyote, turned Wolf and Hyena into babies and destroyed an entire town. He gets a similar moment in the episode "The Green" where he fantasizes about shattering the Mayan gargoyles during the day and reshaping Goliath's stone face to look like his.

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* Although it probably was crossing the MoralEventHorizon for some, This Troper started to find MoralEventHorizon, Jackal from the Pack became awesome when he became the avatar of Anubis in "Grief", aged Goliath, Angela and Elisa, destroyed Coyote, turned Wolf and Hyena into babies and destroyed an entire town. He gets a similar moment in the episode "The Green" where he fantasizes about shattering the Mayan gargoyles during the day and reshaping Goliath's stone face to look like his.



* This troper just rewatched the Creator/DisneyXD broadcast of "Possession", and ''hooo'' '''''boy''''', does it '''''ever''''' have a slew of CMOA's for characters, especially ones who normally don't receive one (I.E. ''[[spoiler:Lexington's rather epic {{plan}} at the end]]'', the fact that Xanatos's still-infant child finally TookALevelInBadass, to a ridiculous extreme, Coldstone's (as well as the other {{Cyborg}} gargoyle's alliances drawn permanently), and Puck going from chaotic to true neutral at the end, [[spoiler: actually helping the FiveManBand out for a change]] is rather epic.

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* This troper just rewatched the Creator/DisneyXD broadcast of "Possession", and ''hooo'' '''''boy''''', does it '''''ever''''' have "Possession has a slew of CMOA's for characters, especially ones who normally don't receive one (I.E. ''[[spoiler:Lexington's rather epic {{plan}} at the end]]'', the fact that Xanatos's still-infant child finally TookALevelInBadass, to a ridiculous extreme, Coldstone's (as well as the other {{Cyborg}} gargoyle's alliances drawn permanently), and Puck going from chaotic to true neutral at the end, [[spoiler: actually helping the FiveManBand out for a change]] is rather epic.
5th Oct '16 5:35:07 PM LentilSandEater
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** My favorite line:
5th Oct '16 5:34:43 PM LentilSandEater
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* "Awakening, Part 2" - YMMV as always on if this goes into MundaneMadeAwesome, but the moment where the gargoyles awaken from their 1000-year sleep in Manhattan. As a [=YouTube=] comment put it; "most epic yawn ever."
** What's ''really'' awesome about it? This is a moment of awesome for Xanatos as well for his sheer audacity: after hearing the legend about the curse on the gargoyles and its escape clause, he bought up the castle with its gargoyles and had multiple helicopters transport everything up to his corporate skyscraper in New York stone by stone ''just to see if that would work''; and it did. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw you, "impossible"]] CurseEscapeClause, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Xanatos has money!]]
* Of course, Goliath himself has an awesome moment in the first story, "Awakening" when Demona has a rocket launcher pointed at him and ranting about how she betrayed the castle and her reasons for it. Even though the safe thing would be to placate the lunatic by agreeing with her, Goliath does not hesitate for a second to stand up to her and refute her hate with reason and moral authority with "There is good and evil in all of us, human and gargoyle alike. You should know that more than anyone!"
** Hold on. Forgot that he then turns around, and points out, for the first time, and not the last, that it was all Demona's fault.

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* "Awakening, Part 2" - YMMV as always on if this goes into MundaneMadeAwesome, but the The moment where the gargoyles awaken from their 1000-year sleep in Manhattan. As a [=YouTube=] comment put it; "most epic yawn ever."
**
" What's ''really'' awesome about it? This is a moment of awesome for Xanatos as well for his sheer audacity: after hearing the legend about the curse on the gargoyles and its escape clause, he bought up the castle with its gargoyles and had multiple helicopters transport everything up to his corporate skyscraper in New York stone by stone ''just to see if that would work''; and it did. [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw you, "impossible"]] CurseEscapeClause, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Xanatos has money!]]
* Of course, Goliath himself has an awesome moment in the first story, "Awakening" when Demona has a rocket launcher pointed at him and ranting about how she betrayed the castle and her reasons for it. Even though the safe thing would be to placate the lunatic by agreeing with her, Goliath does not hesitate for a second to stand up to her and refute her hate with reason and moral authority with "There is good and evil in all of us, human and gargoyle alike. You should know that more than anyone!"
** Hold on. Forgot that he
anyone!" He then turns around, and points out, for the first time, and not the last, that it was all Demona's fault.



*** His father deserves one for the same episode. After all that happens, he simply snarks, "Well riddle me this, Mister Big-Shot Time Traveller. How are we going to get home?" (Unsurprisingly, Xanatos has a plan for this.)

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*** ** His father deserves one for the same episode. After all that happens, he simply snarks, "Well riddle me this, Mister Big-Shot Time Traveller. How are we going to get home?" (Unsurprisingly, Xanatos has a plan for this.)
8th Jul '16 10:06:33 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Princess Catherine entering MamaBear mode, and fighting off the Archmagus' forces with a laser gun. Seriously, is this the same woman who used to be such a prejudiced spoiled brat toward gargoyles? I guess, like her friend the Magus, she TookALevelInBadass.
** As a Scottish noblewoman of the tenth century she had never seen, let alone handled, any kind of modern weaponry before the Archmage's minions attacked. And Demona is a heck of a StarterVillain. But:

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* Princess Catherine entering MamaBear mode, and fighting off the Archmagus' forces with a laser gun. Seriously, is this the same woman who used to be such a prejudiced spoiled brat toward gargoyles? I guess, like Like her friend the Magus, she TookALevelInBadass.
** As a Scottish noblewoman of the tenth century she had never seen, let alone handled, any kind of modern weaponry before the Archmage's minions attacked. And attacked and Demona is a heck of a StarterVillain. But:StarterVillain but maternal instinct is a great motivator.



* ''Everyone'' gets one in the battle with Oberon but my favorite is when Titania hints that it all might have been ThePlan on her part.

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* ''Everyone'' gets one in the battle with Oberon but my favorite overarching it all is when that Titania hints that it all might have been ThePlan on her part.
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