History WesternAnimation / Gargoyles

15th Jun '17 9:49:49 AM AJD
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* PaletteSwap: Thailog and Goliath. [[spoiler:Also, Owen and Vogel.]]
28th May '17 4:14:13 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: Since the title characters turn to stone in daylight, most of the series actions take place at night. The four part episode "City of Stone" played this up even more by having Demona curse the human population of New York to turn to Stone during the night in the same manner as the gargoyles do during the day. At one point, she even takes the time out to smash two of the statues.
3rd May '17 6:46:04 PM PaulA
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* MegaCorp: David Xanatos and Halcyon Renard both run them, which gives them access to plenty of cool technology. In keeping with the show's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting, their companies wouldn't seem out of place in a WilliamGibson novel.

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* MegaCorp: David Xanatos and Halcyon Renard both run them, which gives them access to plenty of cool technology. In keeping with the show's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting, their companies wouldn't seem out of place in a WilliamGibson Creator/WilliamGibson novel.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: It's primarily UrbanFantasy, but it uses this to add some sci-fi elements to the plot. Though the world mostly resembles America in the late 1990s, there are a few WilliamGibson-esque {{MegaCorp}}s with everything from PoweredArmor to {{Cool Airship}}s to nanobots at their disposal.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: It's primarily UrbanFantasy, but it uses this to add some sci-fi elements to the plot. Though the world mostly resembles America in the late 1990s, there are a few WilliamGibson-esque Creator/WilliamGibson-esque {{MegaCorp}}s with everything from PoweredArmor to {{Cool Airship}}s to nanobots at their disposal.
2nd May '17 4:11:58 AM StClair
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-->'''Taurus''': ''You are under arrest.'' '''''Again.'''''
-->'''Goliath''': ''She did not start this!''
-->'''Taurus''': ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming I don't]]'' [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming care]] ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming who started it. I know who]]'' [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming caused]] ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it]].''

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-->'''Taurus''': ''You You are under arrest.'' '''''Again.'''''
arrest. ''Again.''
-->'''Goliath''': ''She She did not start this!''
this!
-->'''Taurus''': [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming I don't]] ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming I don't]]'' care]]'' [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming care]] who started it. I know who]] ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming who started it. I know who]]'' caused]]'' [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming caused]] ''[[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming it]].''
30th Apr '17 11:01:28 AM eroock
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* GiganticMoon: For dramatic purposes, the moon is usually depicted as very large - and almost always full, unless it's being used to show the passage of time.



* WeirdMoon: For dramatic purposes, the moon is usually depicted as very large - and almost always full, unless it's being used to show the passage of time.
25th Apr '17 6:36:40 PM MasterGhandalf
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* ArcVillain: Each of the major multipart storylines has one (or more):
** "Awakening" has Demona and Xanatos as a BigBadDuumvirate.
** "City of Stone" has Demona alone, eclipsing Xanatos as the major threat.
** "Avalon" has the Archmage, with the Weird Sisters collectively serving as his DragonWithAnAgenda. This arc also retroactively establishes the Archmage and the Sisters as the {{Greater Scope Villain}}s of the entire first half of the series.
** "The Gathering" has Lord Oberon.
** "Hunter's Moon" has Demona and the Hunters as a BigBadEnsemble, opposing each other as well as the clan. Ultimately, the Hunters are a bigger threat to the clan, but Demona is a bigger threat to the world at large.
10th Apr '17 3:06:24 PM Nevermore2002
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** Banquo is about to smash Goliath who is asleep, just as the sun is setting... and you hear the statue cracking.
-->'''Banquo:''' Uh-Oh.
29th Mar '17 10:01:00 PM NOYB
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The initial incarnation of the show lasted [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gargoyles_episodes two seasons and sixty-five episodes]]. It was followed by a retooled third season -- ''Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles'' -- but since Creator/GregWeisman was only around to write the first episode of this season, a new team of writers completely new to the series ended up heading the rest of the season. As a result, the series underwent a drastic shift of tone; from a serialized, dark action series, into a more lighthearted, and at times, comedic romp. According to Weisman, this happened due to the show [[ExecutiveMeddling effectively being taken out of his hands by Disney higher-ups]], in addition to [[ChristmasRushed tightening of schedules]].

The series was later resurrected in {{comic book|Tropes}} form in 2006, picking up with an alternate timeline after a comic-book retelling of the opening episode of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' before going on to weave an entirely new story; it also resulted in a spin-off title, ''ComicBook/BadGuys''. When the publisher, Slave Labor Graphics, was hit with higher licensing fees imposed by Disney, both books were cancelled. Creator/GregWeisman has vowed to find a way to continue the story.

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The initial incarnation of the show lasted [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gargoyles_episodes two seasons and sixty-five episodes]]. It was followed by a retooled third season -- ''Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles'' -- but since Creator/GregWeisman was only around to write the first episode of this season, a new team of writers completely new to the series ended up heading the rest of the season. As a result, the series underwent a drastic shift of tone; from a serialized, dark action series, into a more lighthearted, and at times, comedic romp. According to Weisman, this happened due to the show [[ExecutiveMeddling effectively being taken out of his hands by Disney higher-ups]], in addition to [[ChristmasRushed tightening of schedules]].

schedules]], and ''The Goliath Chronicles'' is not canon.

The series was later resurrected in canonical {{comic book|Tropes}} form in 2006, picking up with an alternate timeline after a comic-book retelling of the opening episode of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' before going on to weave an entirely new story; it also resulted in a spin-off title, ''ComicBook/BadGuys''. When the publisher, Slave Labor Graphics, was hit with higher licensing fees imposed by Disney, both books were cancelled. Creator/GregWeisman has vowed to find a way to continue the story.
24th Mar '17 7:18:02 PM Conradus
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** It might be noted that none of them would've even spoken English--in the tenth century, Scotland was a patchwork of languages, and they would spoken an archaic dialect of either Gaelic (most probable), Pictish or Cumbrian, depending on where they were, with Goliath probably knowing some Latin, since he reads. Even in England at the time, they spoke Old English, which is completely incomprehensible to a speaker of the modern tongue.

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** It might be noted [[EternalEnglish that none of them would've even spoken English--in English]]--in the tenth century, Scotland was a patchwork of languages, and they would spoken an archaic dialect of either Gaelic (most probable), Pictish or Cumbrian, depending on where they were, with Goliath probably knowing some Latin, since he reads. Even in England at the time, they spoke Old English, which is completely incomprehensible to a speaker of the modern tongue.
15th Mar '17 9:41:34 PM WJTaylor4
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** And then, of course, there's [[spoiler:the aforementioned captain of the guard, who betrayed ''everyone.'' The Captain of the Guard is a tragic example though in that he was trying to help the Gargoyles by getting rid of the ungrateful Princess Ktharine, Magus, soldiers and other assorted folk living at Castle Wyvern who treated the Gargoyles like crap despite all the Gargoyles did to protect them. He even told Goliath point blank that he and his clan deserved better. But his plan backfired horribly when he couldn't stop the Viking Leader Hakon and his men from destroying the majority of the clan in stone form. The Captain got some small measure of revenge when he wrestled Hakon off the cliff to their deaths, only to spend centuries with his spirit trapped in a cave along with Hakon's spirit until Goliath eventually came back and set his spirit free by forgiving him.]]

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** And then, of course, there's [[spoiler:the aforementioned captain of the guard, who betrayed ''everyone.'' The Captain of the Guard is a tragic example though in that he was trying to help the Gargoyles by getting rid of the ungrateful Princess Ktharine, Katharine, Magus, soldiers and other assorted folk living at Castle Wyvern who treated the Gargoyles like crap despite all the Gargoyles did to protect them. He even told Goliath point blank that he and his clan deserved better. But his plan backfired horribly when he couldn't stop the Viking Leader Hakon and his men from destroying the majority of the clan in stone form. The Captain got some small measure of revenge when he wrestled Hakon off the cliff to their deaths, only to spend centuries with his spirit trapped in a cave along with Hakon's spirit until Goliath eventually came back and set his spirit free by forgiving him.]]
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