History Recap / GargoylesS1TheThrilloftheHunt

15th Jan '16 9:37:46 AM Anddrix
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* TakeThat: [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] is a potshot to a multitude of children's shows made during TheEighties and early Nineties that treated audiences as if [[ViewersAreMorons they couldn't appreciate and/or understand the complexities of real-life]] and excessively substituted substance {e.g. character development and good writing) with {{Excuse Plot}}s.

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* TakeThat: [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] is a potshot to a multitude of children's shows made during TheEighties and early Nineties that treated audiences as if [[ViewersAreMorons they couldn't appreciate and/or understand the complexities of real-life]] real-life and excessively substituted substance {e.g. character development and good writing) with {{Excuse Plot}}s.
20th Jun '15 8:47:13 AM JesseMB27
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* FlatCharacter: The "Evil Ninjas" in [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] were created to be faceless individuals with little to no character development both as a contrast to the antagonists within the true show, Gargoyles, and as an invocation of ClichéStorm regarding animated shows of the Eighties and early Nineties (e.g. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.). See Take That below for details.

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* FlatCharacter: The "Evil Ninjas" in [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] were created to be faceless individuals with little to no character development both as a contrast to the antagonists within the true show, Gargoyles, and as an invocation of ClichéStorm ClicheStorm regarding animated shows of the Eighties and early Nineties (e.g. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.). See Take That below for details.
20th Jun '15 8:39:37 AM JesseMB27
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* AudienceSurrogate: Lexington serves in this role for this episode. He has a high degree of naivete in taking the Pack at face value as legitimate heroes in much the same way that many of the younger demographic would have about certain things popular at the time (e.g. such as Pro-wrestling and PowerRangers). See also Take That below for further details.

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* AudienceSurrogate: Lexington serves in this role for this episode. He has a high degree of naivete in taking the Pack at face value as legitimate heroes in much the same way that many of the younger demographic would have about certain things popular at the time (e.g. such as Pro-wrestling ({{Kayfabe}}) and PowerRangers). Franchise/PowerRangers). See also Take That below for further details.
* FlatCharacter: The "Evil Ninjas" in [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] were created to be faceless individuals with little to no character development both as a contrast to the antagonists within the true show, Gargoyles, and as an invocation of ClichéStorm regarding animated shows of the Eighties and early Nineties (e.g. G.I. Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc.). See Take That below for
details.



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: ShowWithinAShow example. The Pack are adored as television superheroes by the public, but are actually AxCrazy [[PsychoForHire mercenaries]]. Though Dingo and, to a lesser extent, Fox are subversions as the former is an OnlySaneMan PunchClockVillain who's OnlyInItForTheMoney and the latter is revealed to be more an amoral rogue than genuinely evil.

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: ShowWithinAShow In-universe example. The Pack are adored as television superheroes by the public, but are actually AxCrazy [[PsychoForHire mercenaries]]. Though Dingo and, to a lesser extent, Fox are subversions as the former is an OnlySaneMan PunchClockVillain who's OnlyInItForTheMoney and the latter is revealed to be more an amoral rogue than genuinely evil.
11th Jun '15 3:29:00 PM JesseMB27
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Jackal and Hyena make their next appearance in the episode "Her Brother's Keeper" and the Pack as a whole returns in the season 2 opening episode [[{{Recap/GargoylesS2LeaderofthePack}} Leader of the Pack]].

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Jackal and Hyena make their next appearance in the episode "Her "[[Recap/GargoylesS1HerBrothersKeeper Her Brother's Keeper" Keeper]]" and the Pack as a whole returns in the season 2 opening episode [[{{Recap/GargoylesS2LeaderofthePack}} Leader of the Pack]].
26th Jan '15 10:27:50 AM JesseMB27
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The pack returns in [[{{Recap/GargoylesS2LeaderofthePack}} Leader of the Pack]].

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The pack Jackal and Hyena make their next appearance in the episode "Her Brother's Keeper" and the Pack as a whole returns in the season 2 opening episode [[{{Recap/GargoylesS2LeaderofthePack}} Leader of the Pack]].
8th Dec '14 9:25:57 AM JesseMB27
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Although the game in question is gargoyles rather than humans. Wolf's motives in particular resemble those of General Zaroff.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Although the game in question is gargoyles rather than humans. Wolf's motives in particular resemble those of [[Literature/TheMostDangerousGame General Zaroff.Zaroff]].



* WrongGenreSavvy: Goliath's belief that defeating Xanatos makes his clan the rightful owners of the castle reflects [[TemporalFishOutOfWater his tenth century thinking]]. Back in 994, a military victory would have won Goliath the castle for as long as he could defend it. The idea of a defeated foe retaining ownership of a castle he does not currently inhabit is foreign to Goliath.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Goliath's belief that defeating Xanatos makes his clan the rightful owners of the castle reflects [[TemporalFishOutOfWater [[FishOutOfTemporalWater his tenth century thinking]]. Back in 994, a military victory would have won Goliath the castle for as long as he could defend it. The idea of a defeated foe retaining ownership of a castle he does not currently inhabit is foreign to Goliath.
8th Dec '14 9:16:18 AM JesseMB27
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* AudienceSurrogate: Lexington serves in this role for this episode. He has a high degree of naivete in taking the Pack at face value as legitimate heroes in much the same way that many of the younger demographic would have about certain things popular at the time (e.g. such as Pro-wrestling and PowerRangers).

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* AudienceSurrogate: Lexington serves in this role for this episode. He has a high degree of naivete in taking the Pack at face value as legitimate heroes in much the same way that many of the younger demographic would have about certain things popular at the time (e.g. such as Pro-wrestling and PowerRangers). See also Take That below for further details.



* NoStuntDouble: In-Universe example. The Pack doesn't need stunt doubles as they have real-life combat training from having fought as mercenaries in South America.
* NoodleIncident: Dingo alludes to some past jobs they took part in South America.
* ShoutOut: The scene where the Pack searches for the gargoyles on a rooftop full of stone gargoyle statues is a reference to a scene near the end of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where Gaston tries to find the Beast among the many gargoyles on the castle's roof.

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* NoStuntDouble: In-Universe example. The Pack doesn't need stunt doubles as they have real-life combat training from having fought as mercenaries in South Latin America.
* NoodleIncident: Dingo alludes to some past jobs they took part in South America.
a Central American war.
* ShoutOut: The scene where the Pack searches for the gargoyles on a rooftop full of stone gargoyle statues is a reference to a scene near the end of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast, where Gaston tries to find the Beast among the many gargoyles on the castle's roof.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Pack as a whole. Prior to being the stars of the Superhero, Sentai-esque television show, [[ShowWithinAShow "The Pack"]], they were mercenaries who took part in unspecified [[WarForFunAndProfit shady dealings]]. They even get the aid of some children during their battle against Goliath and Lexington believing them to be the belligerents. Subverted at the end when they, with the exceptions of Jackal, Hyena, and Dingo, are arrested after holding a woman hostage at gun point.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: TakeThat: [[ShowWithinAShow The Pack]] is a potshot to a multitude of children's shows made during TheEighties and early Nineties that treated audiences as if [[ViewersAreMorons they couldn't appreciate and/or understand the complexities of real-life]] and excessively substituted substance {e.g. character development and good writing) with {{Excuse Plot}}s.
* ViewersAreMorons: In-universe example. Despite the "Evil Ninjas" being the Pack's recurring nemeses, the creators of the
Pack as a whole.always think they have to remind audiences that they are the villains.
* [[VillainWithGoodPublicity Villains with Good Publicity]]: The Pack.
Prior to being the stars of the Superhero, Sentai-esque television show, [[ShowWithinAShow "The Pack"]], they were mercenaries who took part in unspecified [[WarForFunAndProfit shady dealings]]. They even get the aid of some children during their battle against Goliath and Lexington believing them the Gargoyles to be the belligerents. Subverted at the end when they, with the exceptions of Jackal, Hyena, and Dingo, are arrested after holding a woman hostage at gun point.point.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Goliath's belief that defeating Xanatos makes his clan the rightful owners of the castle reflects [[TemporalFishOutOfWater his tenth century thinking]]. Back in 994, a military victory would have won Goliath the castle for as long as he could defend it. The idea of a defeated foe retaining ownership of a castle he does not currently inhabit is foreign to Goliath.
8th Dec '14 8:51:53 AM JesseMB27
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* ShoutOut: The scene where the Pack searches for the gargoyles on a rooftop full of stone gargoyle statues is a reference to a scene near the end of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where Gaston tries to find the Beast among the many gargoyles on the castle's roof.
7th Dec '14 7:00:56 PM JesseMB27
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGameHuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Although the game in question is gargoyles rather than humans. Wolf's motives in particular resemble those of General Zaroff.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: ShowWithinAShow example. The Pack are adored as television superheroes by the public, but are actually AxCrazy [[PsychoForHire mercenaries]]. Though Dingo and, to a lesser extent, Fox are subversions as the former is an OnlySaneMan PunchClockVillain who's OnlyInItForTheMoney and the latter is revealed to be more an amoral rogue than genuinely evil.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Pack as a whole. Prior to being the stars of the Superhero, Sentai-esque television show, [[ShowWithinAShow "The Pack"]], they were mercenaries who took part in unspecified [[WarForFunAndProfit shady dealings]]. They even get the aid of some children during their battle against Goliath and Lexington believing them to be the belligerents. Subverted at the end when they, with the exceptions of Jackal and Hyena, are arrested after holding a woman hostage at gun point.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Pack as a whole. Prior to being the stars of the Superhero, Sentai-esque television show, [[ShowWithinAShow "The Pack"]], they were mercenaries who took part in unspecified [[WarForFunAndProfit shady dealings]]. They even get the aid of some children during their battle against Goliath and Lexington believing them to be the belligerents. Subverted at the end when they, with the exceptions of Jackal and Jackal, Hyena, and Dingo, are arrested after holding a woman hostage at gun point.
7th Dec '14 6:14:57 PM JesseMB27
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