History WesternAnimation / Gargoyles

7th Dec '16 6:43:05 PM LBHills
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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: The Pack first cross paths with the gargoyles in this way, the Hunters have adopted it as a way of life, and a lot of the ordinary citizens in ''The Goliath Chronicles'' perform fairly petty ones.

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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Innumerable examples in the backstory, resulting in the near-extinction of gargoyles by the time of the Renaissance. The Pack first cross paths with the gargoyles in this way, the Hunters have adopted it as a way of life, and a lot of the ordinary citizens in ''The Goliath Chronicles'' perform fairly petty ones.
7th Dec '16 6:42:02 PM LBHills
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* BackFromTheDead: Rarely, and with careful justification. The Captain of the Guard and Haakon return as ghosts, the Archmage abuses a StableTimeLoop, and Coldstone has the misfortune to combine this trope with MesACrowd.

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* BackFromTheDead: Rarely, and with careful justification. The Captain of the Guard and Haakon return as ghosts, the Archmage abuses a StableTimeLoop, and Coldstone has the misfortune to combine this trope with MesACrowd. Coyote (the AI, not the supernatural one) had the easiest time with this... [[GoodThingYouCanHeal luckily for him.]]



* BalefulPolymorph: Initially, the first batch of mutates, including [[spoiler: Derek Maza/Talon]] but excluding [[spoiler: Fang]].

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* BalefulPolymorph: Initially, the first batch of mutates, including [[spoiler: Derek Maza/Talon]] Maza/Talon.]] (Fang ''was'' subject to this, but excluding [[spoiler: Fang]].soon decided that his new body was worth that whole 'got abducted and physically transformed against my will' incident.)
7th Dec '16 6:38:57 PM LBHills
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* AnswerCut: In the very first scene: "What could be strong enough to leave claw marks in solid stone?" Cut to the title screen.

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* AnswerCut: In the very first scene: "What could be strong enough to leave claw marks in solid stone?" Cut to And we're shown the title screen.name of the series.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness / DarkIsNotEvil: Played with, and generally averted. The Gargoyles are demonic-looking creatures of the night, yet their moral principles are very important to them. Xanatos and the Pack are handsome action-hero types, but they're amoral at best. There are, of course, exceptions - Demona and Elisa right off the bat, with others following.



'''Goliath:''' "Uh, well, that--Careful, updraft!"

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'''Goliath:''' "Uh, well, that--Careful, updraft!"that -- [[ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject Careful, updraft!]]"



* LoopholeAbuse: "Did you say, ''that'' human or that ''human''? Oh, never mind, I'll figure it out." Puck, for the ENTIRETY of his introductory episode.
** Puck lives and breathes LoopholeAbuse. Oberon curses him so he can only use magic to teach or defend Alex. Xanatos wants Puck to use his magic to help Coldstone. Puck arranges for a 'lesson' for Alex that just so happens to get Xanatos's goals accomplished. He also gets in a little fun along the way...

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* LoopholeAbuse: "Did you say, ''that'' human or that ''human''? Oh, never mind, I'll figure it out." Puck, for the ENTIRETY of his introductory episode.
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Give Puck lives any command or restriction, and breathes LoopholeAbuse.he'll weasel his way out through loopholes. Oberon curses him so he can only use magic to teach or defend Alex. Xanatos wants Puck to use his magic to help Coldstone. Puck arranges for a 'lesson' for Alex that just so happens to get Xanatos's goals accomplished. He also gets in a little fun along the way...



* ResearchInc: Xanatos Enterprises
* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised

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* ResearchInc: Xanatos Enterprises
Enterprises.
* TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevisedTheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised: The series didn't have a GrandFinale, although ''Hunter's Moon'' was meant to serve as one.



* UnholyMatrimony: Xanatos and Fox.

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* UnholyMatrimony: Xanatos and Fox. And, ''extremely'' briefly, Macbeth and Dominique Destine.


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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: The Pack first cross paths with the gargoyles in this way, the Hunters have adopted it as a way of life, and a lot of the ordinary citizens in ''The Goliath Chronicles'' perform fairly petty ones.
7th Dec '16 6:22:21 PM LBHills
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* BackFromTheDead: Rarely, and with careful justification. The Captain of the Guard and Haakon return as ghosts, the Archmage abuses a StableTimeLoop, and Coldstone has the misfortune to combine this trope with MesACrowd.



** Most of the other Gargoyles as well, except for Lex (his wings are directly attached to his arms and legs) and Bronx (who has no wings at all). The mutates could also do this.

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** Most of the other Gargoyles as well, except for Lex (his wings are directly attached to his arms and legs) actually patagia, like those of a sugar glider) and Bronx (who has no wings at all). The mutates could also do this.this as well.
15th Nov '16 5:02:00 PM Compucles
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* SmurfettePrinciple: Hyena after Fox has left the Pack. Angela once she joins the Manhattan Clan (the Gargoyle members, anyway). Delilah is the sole female gargoyle among the clones. There's also an unnamed female commando in Bruno's goon squad.

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* SmurfettePrinciple: Hyena after Fox has left the Pack. Angela once she joins the Manhattan Clan (the Gargoyle (out of the gargoyle members, anyway). Delilah is the sole female gargoyle among the clones. There's also an unnamed female commando in Bruno's goon squad.
15th Nov '16 4:59:26 PM Compucles
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler:Princess Katharine and Demona in "Awakening," Macbeth in "City of Stone," and Elisa and Jason in "Hunter's Moon."]]

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler:Princess Katharine and Demona in "Awakening," Macbeth in "City of Stone," and Elisa and Jason in "Hunter's Moon."]]"]] Also, Sevarius on two separate occasions, even lampshaded the second time.



* SimilarSquad: In the episode "Bushido," Goliath meets a clan of gargoyles living in Japan. They're led by a tall, deep-voiced gargoyle named Kai, have a policeman ally, and as it turns out later, they're actually being manipulated by a shifty Japanese businessman named Taro who's set himself up as the gargoyles' benefactor. Sounds familiar... Hell, Taro even turns out to have a kick-ass robot suit just like Xanatos, though his is built to look like samurai armor.

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* SimilarSquad: In the episode "Bushido," Goliath meets a clan of gargoyles living in Japan. They're led by a tall, deep-voiced gargoyle named Kai, have a policeman ally, are betrayed by one of their own, and as it turns out later, they're actually being manipulated by a shifty Japanese businessman named Taro who's set himself up as the gargoyles' benefactor. Sounds familiar... Hell, Taro even turns out to have a kick-ass robot suit just like Xanatos, though his is built to look like samurai armor.



* SmurfettePrinciple: Hyena after Fox has left the Pack. Delilah is the sole female gargoyle among the clones. There's also an unnamed female commando in Bruno's goon squad.

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* SmurfettePrinciple: Hyena after Fox has left the Pack. Angela once she joins the Manhattan Clan (the Gargoyle members, anyway). Delilah is the sole female gargoyle among the clones. There's also an unnamed female commando in Bruno's goon squad.



** Everything regarding the Phoenix Gate implies a stable time loop, as Goliath learns if someone time travels it is the natural way history was supposed to unfold. He even says several times YouCantFightFate. WordOfGod has it that all time-travel works this way.

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** Everything regarding the Phoenix Gate implies a stable time loop, as Goliath learns if someone time travels it is the natural way history was supposed to unfold. He even says several times YouCantFightFate. WordOfGod has it that all time-travel time travel works this way.



** After the deep-cutting betrayal of Demona and the Captain, Elisa was able to work her way up to this quickly in the Manhattan Clan's eyes. By "Deadly Force," the eighth episode of season 1 and only third after the pilot, Goliath was willing to kill the man he thought shot her.

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** After the deep-cutting betrayal of Demona and the Captain, Elisa was able to work her way up to this quickly in the Manhattan Clan's eyes. By "Deadly Force," the eighth episode of season Season 1 and only third after the pilot, Goliath was willing to kill the man he thought shot her.



* WhamEpisode: There were several that re-shaped the world (or the viewers' perception of it). "Metamorphosis" not only created the mutates but rubbed the viewer's face in Xanatos' prideful and manipulative villainy. "Vows" and "City of Stone" explained much that had only been hinted at and set up an AlasPoorVillain or two. "The Mirror" established the Fair Folk as part of the setting ''and'' started the transformation of Goliath and Elisa's relationship. "Avalon" started out by revealing that Goliath's clan were not ''quite'' the last of their kind, and finished by turning the seeming 'stand-alone' adventure into a strange journey that revealed many secrets. And, of course, "The Gathering" forced the gargoyles' emergence into wider public view.

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* WhamEpisode: There were several that re-shaped the world (or the viewers' perception of it). "Enter Macbeth" forced the clan to relocate from their original home. "Metamorphosis" not only created the mutates but rubbed the viewer's face in Xanatos' prideful and manipulative villainy. "Vows" and "City of Stone" explained much that had only been hinted at and set up an AlasPoorVillain or two. "The Mirror" established the Fair Folk as part of the setting ''and'' started the transformation of Goliath and Elisa's relationship. "Avalon" started out by revealing that Goliath's clan were not ''quite'' the last of their kind, and finished by turning the seeming 'stand-alone' adventure into a strange journey that revealed many secrets. And, of course, "The Gathering" "Hunter's Moon" forced the gargoyles' emergence into wider public view.


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** In "Upgrade," Xanatos and Fox invoke this trope against each other as their version of Family Game Night, manipulating the Pack and the Manhattan Clan respectively against each other, complete with a literal chessboard and chess piece representations.
7th Nov '16 8:09:58 AM dlchen145
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* FutureBadass: "Future Tense" gives you the {{badass}} Lexington who will [[spoiler:''destroy the world!'']]

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* FutureBadass: "Future Tense" gives you the {{badass}} badass Lexington who will [[spoiler:''destroy the world!'']]



*** More than that: Goliath originally called Demona his "Angel of the Night." Demona's name literally reflects the fact that she's fallen from grace, into her own personal Hell (although the real reason she was named Demona is because "[[{{Badass}} You fight like a demon!]]" and the humans who gave her that name didn't know about her history or her fall from grace).

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*** More than that: Goliath originally called Demona his "Angel of the Night." Demona's name literally reflects the fact that she's fallen from grace, into her own personal Hell (although the real reason she was named Demona is because "[[{{Badass}} You "[[You fight like a demon!]]" and the humans who gave her that name didn't know about her history or her fall from grace).
5th Nov '16 11:21:17 AM Scabbard
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* FreudianExcuse: De-constructed with Demona, averted with Xanatos.

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* FreudianExcuse: De-constructed Deconstructed with Demona, averted with Xanatos.
4th Nov '16 10:37:49 PM Scabbard
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* OutsideContextProblem: The titular Gargoyles are out of context because they are not only creatures who are stone by day and warriors by night, but they are also from medieval times. They were under a spell that made them sleep for a thousand years before waking up in mid-90s New York where they are the only supernatural creatures around (at least early on). Outside of Xanatos and Demona, most of their earlier enemies were at a lost dealing with them.

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* OutsideContextProblem: The titular Gargoyles are out of context because they are not only creatures who are stone by day and warriors by night, but they are also from medieval times. They were under a spell that made them sleep for a thousand years before waking up in mid-90s New York where they are the only supernatural creatures around (at least early on). Outside of Xanatos and Demona, most of their earlier enemies were at a lost loss dealing with them.
3rd Nov '16 12:28:24 PM Scabbard
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The show and the universe it created still has an active online fanbase -- including [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/ the creator]]. (Who apparently [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=19026 has read this site]]

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The show and the universe it created still has an active online fanbase -- including [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/ the creator]]. (Who apparently [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=19026 has read this site]]
site]].)
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