History Headscratchers / Gargoyles

14th Mar '17 8:19:15 PM JBC31187
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** In the old prehistoric times, it may have been a defensive measure to scare off intruders during the day. In modern times (feudal period to now) it may be more of a camouflage. No one's going to look twice at a snarling stone gargoyle, but one watching tv or picking its nose will draw attention.
14th Mar '17 8:19:15 PM JBC31187
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** In the old prehistoric times, it may have been a defensive measure to scare off intruders during the day. In modern times (feudal period to now) it may be more of a camouflage. No one's going to look twice at a snarling stone gargoyle, but one watching tv or picking its nose will draw attention.

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** In the old prehistoric times, it may have been a defensive measure to scare off intruders during the day. In modern times (feudal period to now) it may be more of a camouflage. camouflage. No one's going to look twice at a snarling stone gargoyle, but one watching tv or picking its nose will draw attention.
23rd Feb '17 8:47:55 PM JBC31187
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*** WordOfGod is canon, of course, but if you're looking for an answer that doesn't involve New York ignoring thousands of unexplained deaths, I'm partial to "Titania took care of it off-screen." She's at least the second most powerful being in the whole show, and while she's not ''nice'' she's willing to help out lesser beings like humans and gargoyles. I could see Titania spending a few minutes saving most of New York while Oberon focuses on Xanatos. Maybe even throwing in a "chemical spill/gas leak" cover-up to explain why everyone went to sleep, if she's worried about the masquerade.
13th Feb '17 3:39:46 PM Wyldchyld
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** Pure, utter, FetishFuel to certain groups of people... * cough*

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** Pure, utter, FetishFuel fetish material to certain groups of people... * cough*



* Awesome for some, FetishFuel for others. Still, seconded like WHOA.

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* Awesome for some, FetishFuel fetish for others. Still, seconded like WHOA.
13th Jan '17 3:44:51 AM Doug86
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*** That doesn't work. First gargoyles don't seem to be particularly shy. They would simply invite the non-believers down to see real gargoyles. Or send the Archmage/Magus/whoever the current high wizard was out to show them that magic is real. Second (and this also shoots down the Christianity problem and makes some member of the Third Race more likely) this breakdown was global. In Japan for example they still don't spread out (they don't really have anywhere to spread too) but they are a well kept secret there. What happened to the gargoyles in the Americas? Even in Europe by MacBeth's time gargoyles were incredibly rare (Demona seems convinced she's leading the last clan) but Duncan doesn't stumble on them during the day and wonder how statues ended up in cave. He knows what they are and that the correct answer is SMASH SMASHY SMASH! Something happened between Gargoyles and men.

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*** That doesn't work. First gargoyles don't seem to be particularly shy. They would simply invite the non-believers down to see real gargoyles. Or send the Archmage/Magus/whoever the current high wizard was out to show them that magic is real. Second (and this also shoots down the Christianity problem and makes some member of the Third Race more likely) this breakdown was global. In Japan for example they still don't spread out (they don't really have anywhere to spread too) but they are a well kept secret there. What happened to the gargoyles in the Americas? Even in Europe by MacBeth's Macbeth's time gargoyles were incredibly rare (Demona seems convinced she's leading the last clan) but Duncan doesn't stumble on them during the day and wonder how statues ended up in cave. He knows what they are and that the correct answer is SMASH SMASHY SMASH! Something happened between Gargoyles and men.



* I find it odd that MacBeth's only response is "who the blazes are you?" when he first sees Thailog. He's not at all shocked that there is a gargoyle who looks and sounds like Goliath standing next to Demona? My first thought was that MacBeth was going to mistake Thailog for Goliath, but that didn't happen. He doesn't question why the evil gargoyle looks like one of his enemies.

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* I find it odd that MacBeth's Macbeth's only response is "who the blazes are you?" when he first sees Thailog. He's not at all shocked that there is a gargoyle who looks and sounds like Goliath standing next to Demona? My first thought was that MacBeth Macbeth was going to mistake Thailog for Goliath, but that didn't happen. He doesn't question why the evil gargoyle looks like one of his enemies.
15th Dec '16 4:34:59 PM draegos
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* Well, from the writing perspective, while it would have been amusing and fascinating to see, it wouldn't have actually contributed anything to the story or progressed the plot. Just the opposite, it would have stopped the story progression completely for the scene, derailing all the very fast-paced momentum they'd created up to that point.
** Though I can't deny how delicious the irony would be in a quick scene where the Gargoyles say something like, "Wait a minute... is EVERYONE in the city affected by this spell?" And then we get a jump-cut to Gargoyle Xanatos looking out the window at his home, and suddenly looking right down the camera lens and commenting to himself "Ever get the feeling something's out of place and you just can't put your finger on what it could be?" before cutting back to the clan and the rest of the story.
29th Oct '16 12:00:58 PM nombretomado
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*** GregWeisman himself actually has some interesting [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=387 food for thought]] on this very notion, albeit in the form of informal musings rather than conclusive WordOfGod. Regardless of whether or not you buy his reasoning, the post is definitely worth a read.

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*** GregWeisman Creator/GregWeisman himself actually has some interesting [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=387 food for thought]] on this very notion, albeit in the form of informal musings rather than conclusive WordOfGod. Regardless of whether or not you buy his reasoning, the post is definitely worth a read.
19th Oct '16 8:03:46 AM MrDeath
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** Also, their lands, titles and families are kind of important to them. Not everyone is willing to throw away literally everything.
18th Oct '16 6:31:38 PM Temporary14
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** And how were they supposed to do that? Neither of them had access to either advanced technology or magic at the time, so any plan would either be ridiculously convoluted to pull off, or would have required finding and murdering two people who somehow looked exactly like them, which really isn't anything either of them would've done, especially back then.
30th Jul '16 2:37:28 PM SuperMagneto
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* Why didn't they fake their deaths to get of the arranged marriage? Macbeth was worried about putting Gruoch in danger if they run off together, but what if he had arranged a "fatal accident" a day before the wedding? Everyone would think they're dead, and they could easily sneak away to another land (posing as peasants).

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* Why didn't they fake their deaths to get out of the arranged marriage? Macbeth was worried about putting Gruoch in danger if they run off together, but what if he had arranged a "fatal accident" a the day before the wedding? Everyone would think they're dead, and they could easily sneak away to another land (posing as peasants).
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