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Characters: Gargoyles

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Goliath

Voiced by: Keith David

It is the nature of mankind to fear what they do not understand. Their ways are not our ways.

Goliath is the leader of the Manhattan Clan, and the series' protagonist.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Goliath is recognized as the powerhouse of the Manhattan Clan.
  • Badass: Xanatos has even stated that he considers Goliath the greatest warrior alive.
  • Beast and Beauty: With Elisa.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "That is the gargoyle way."
    • "What sorcery is this?!"
    • "Let's go home."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Once in a blue moon.
    Goliath: Your manipulations have failed, Xanatos. I don't suppose you have a Plan D?
  • Determinator: Goliath never gives up.
  • Evil Laugh: In "Enter Macbeth," he lets out a pretty sinister laugh when he reveals the flaw in Macbeth‘s fundamentally flawed Batman Gambit.
    • In "Double Jeopardy," Hudson (who wasn't around for that scene in "Enter Macbeth") gets a line that's hilarious in context:
    D'ye even know how to laugh maniacally?
  • The Fettered: He is doggedly devoted to the Gargoyle way (protection of those who cannot protect themselves).
  • Genius Bruiser: He spends every spare moment in the library reading. He's got a lot to catch up on.
  • The Hero: He's the main good guy.
  • Heroic Build: Goliath's a big dude, that's for sure.
  • Heroic Resolve: Even after everything he's lost and all that he's suffered, Goliath remains devoted to doing the right thing.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: According to Word of God, this is how Goliath will meet his end. Weisman has, as of this writing, kept all other details to himself.
  • Heroic Spirit: Goliath allows nothing to corrupt his noble spirit.
  • Hurting Hero: Above all, Goliath's defining trait is that he goes on being good—setting his castle before his clan, his clan before himself. And he keeps getting hurt for it. The big one-two punch is losing his true love and his entire 10th-century world in the very first episode, and goes on to be repeatedly hurt, betrayed, robbed and driven from his home. The writers didn't sit down at the storyboarding session each week with the comment "How can we mess with the big guy this week?" but you'd never know it from watching the show.
  • If You Kill Xanatos, You Will Be Just Like Demona: Elisa uses this argument to talk Goliath out of killing Xanatos at the climax of "Awakening, Part 5."
  • Interspecies Romance: With Elisa. It's done with much better timing and respect for the characters than usual. Despite their Superman-style initial meeting, they start out as Platonic Life Partners. Were it not for certain events brought about by Demona and Puck, they may have gone on that way; instead, there was a sudden burst of UST, leading to a moving Better as Friends moment after which they remained friends due to the considerable obstacles in the way of Interspecies Romance...for a while.
  • Knight Templar: Under the effects of the Eye of Odin.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Adding to his chiseled good looks and heroic demeanor.
  • Large Ham: On a number of occasions, especially when he's angry.
    Goliath: I've been denied everything...even my REVENGE!
  • The Leader: He replaced Hudson pre-series and led the Manhattan Clan until he left for Avalon. At that point, he put Brooklyn in charge. While he values wisdom, the others follow him because they believe in him.
  • Love Hurts: Goliath loved Demona deeply, and her betrayal hurt him just as deeply.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: To Angela. He knew; he just didn't think it was a huge deal because of the gargoyles' cultural attitude towards children, namely that they're the children of the entire community.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: After the biblical character Goliath.
  • Papa Wolf: Do NOT EVER harm any member (human and gargoyle) of Goliath's clan. Believe me, you'll be wishing you hadn't.
  • Pride: Amazingly enough this is probably his greatest flaw. Not the overt kind of arrogance mind you, but a stubborn assuredness in his decisions that occasionally overrides common sense. What makes Goliath the hero he is, is his ability to swallow his pride when necessary and admit when he was proven wrong.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Despite his noble personality, Goliath tends to forget that "death solves nothing" if it looks like one of his clan is dead.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: Sometimes he can tangle with super strong robots, other times a single human can give him trouble.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: From a gargoyle (and Elisa's) standpoint; his human form in "The Mirror" reflects this.
  • Team Dad: To his clan.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: He does not have a problem with killing enemies in the heat of battle, but does when it comes to executing helpless or subdued foes. He can, however, be pushed into disregarding this, notably in the second season finale after he comes to believe the Hunters killed Angela. But even then, he didn't take too much time to make sure that they were dead after he knocked them out.
  • Warrior Poet: A wise and philosophical gargoyle, as well as an immensely skilled warrior.
  • Working with the Ex: For a brief moment in "Hunter's Moon, part 3", Goliath and Demona team up to escape the Hunters. Double as an Enemy Mine.

Elisa Maza

Voiced by: Salli Richardson

Sure, the city shows an ugly face sometimes, but there is more to it than that. There's beauty here; moms that sing to their kids, the way my mom used to.

A detective with the NYPD's 23rd precinct, Elisa is the first friend the gargoyles make after the curse is broken. As such, she takes it upon herself to introduce them to their new world. She becomes very close to them, particularly Goliath, and is later considered a part of the clan.
  • Action Girl: She can hold her own just as well as any of the gargoyles.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Is an honorary member of a gargoyle clan, and has met wizards and spirits but doesn't believe in the Illuminati or common urban legends. And until she met Puck in "The Mirror," she didn't believe in elves or faeries either. Hudson lampshaded the latter, telling Elisa that the Third Race were "as real as I (a gargoyle) am, if the stories be true."
  • Back from the Dead / Not Quite Dead: A very realistic example after Broadway accidentally shoots Elisa, she nearly dies and is literally dead for a few moments when her heart temporarily stops.
  • Badass Normal: With special emphasis on the Badass. In one episode, a feral, transformed Fox has Elisa cornered, is holding her up by the shoulder of her jacket, and seems to be about to sink her teeth into her. Elisa's response is to smack Fox in the face with a sack of flour.
  • Beast and Beauty: With Goliath. Lampshaded in the Halloween episode, where she cosplays as Belle.
  • But Not Too Foreign: She's half-African American, half-Native American.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: Of the "Heroes are obscure and/or feared and their police friend isn't at the top of the police totem pole" variety.
  • Cool Big Sis: Especially to Broadway.
  • Cute Monster Girl: During her small stint as a gargoyle in "The Mirror." Goliath certainly thought so.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She gets in a lot of trouble, but usually gets back out without having to wait to be saved. The only distressing situation she can't rescue herself from is falling off tall buildings.
    Elisa: (slipping out of her shackles) You work with handcuffs as much as I do, you pick up a few things.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's very quick-witted.
  • Fair Cop: A very attractive police detective.
  • The Fettered: Even though she hates Xanatos, she wouldn't break the law to take him down.
  • I'll Take That as a Compliment: Her response when Brooklyn in "Temptation" and Taurus in "The New Olympians" call her a credit to humans.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Go look up a picture of Salli Richardson. We'll wait.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Goliath.
  • I Work Alone: Initially. She's very resentful at being assigned a partner in Matt Bluestone, but eventually warms up to him.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Owns a cat named Cagney.
  • Second Love: To Goliath.
  • Secret Keeper: Deconstructed; keeping the gargoyles a secret puts a severe strain on her relationship with her partner Matt (who hates secrets in general) and her family, both of whom call her on it. Later, she admits that her reasons for doing so were partly selfish, wanting to feel special as their only ally.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Her Belle costume proved this in "Eye Of the Beholder."
  • Smurfette Principle: The only lead female character, at least until Angela shows up.
  • Team Mom: To the Manhattan Clan.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Native American and African-American.
  • Ultimate Job Security: She remains a valued member of the police force, despite the unexplained loss of several guns and her six-month disappearance. The last one becomes justified in that the police decide to use her six-month disappearance as an excuse to have her go undercover into a gang that popped up during her absence.
    • Word of God is that Cpt. Chavez used to work under Elisa's father, and is a friend of the family, so she tends to cut Elisa a bit more slack than normal. Also, Elisa apparently has a pretty solid arrest/conviction record, even before the gargoyles showed and started helping her.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: After she confronts Oberon in "Ill Met by Moonlight," she admits that she had been bluffing with her gun and she didn't have any bullets. Then she quips that, fighting the king of the faeries, she would probably need silver bullets anyway. Katharine corrects her; while silver is effective against vampires and weres, faeries are particularly vulnerable to cold iron. This scene is deleted from the reruns, for some reason.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Though given that no one ever comments on it, it is most likely a quirk of the art style representing glossy black hair.
  • You Have to Believe Me: Her efforts to convince Derek that Xanatos was not a good guy boiled down to this.

Brooklyn

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Long story, some of it even true.

Goliath's second-in-command. While once impetuous and a thrill seeker, Brooklyn soon grows into his reluctant role as the secondary leader and becomes more serious and a skilled tactician.

Broadway

Voiced by: Bill Fagerbakke

You made one mistake, Tony. You messed with my partner. And when someone messes with your partner, you're supposed to do something about it.

A Big Eater who develops a liking for detective movies.

Lexington

Voiced by: Thom Adcox-Hernandez

It's nice to know there are still some heroes left.

A gargoyle with a gift for technology.
  • Badass
  • Bald of Awesome: Not a hair on his head, and quite awesome.
  • Berserk Button: The Pack, due to a huge Broken Pedestal moment.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As the first Coyote found out firsthand.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Concerning baby Alex Xanatos.
  • Cyborg: In Puck's nightmare vision in "Future Tense."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: This is a gargoyle who was born in the 10th century and yet learned how to re-assemble a motorcycle and use a computer (along with other gadgets) in the span of a few months.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He turns evil in Puck's nightmare future vision in "Future Tense." This doesn't appear to happen in the show's real timeline, though perhaps as a reflection of this, his clone Brentwood does end up siding with Thailog in the comics.
  • Hero-Worshipper: He initially naively admires the Pack. Once he realizes their real natures, he takes a complete turnaround and spends the most of the series with a special hatred for them.
  • Instant Expert: He catches on to 20th century technology very quickly.
  • It's Personal: He feels this way towards the Pack and at several points has to remind himself that getting revenge on them is still less important than protecting his clan.
  • Keet: As described by his voice actor Thom Adcox-Hernandez.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: The smallest of the Manhattan clan, and also the smartest.
  • The Smart Guy: He developed considerable tech-savvy in a very short time.
  • Straight Gay: According to Word of Gay.

Angela

Voiced by: Brigitte Bako

I was raised by humans. There's no reason we can't all live in harmony.

Born and raised in Avalon, she joins Goliath in order to see what the world outside is like and to better know her father, Goliath.

Hudson

Voiced by: Ed Asner

But I know something you don't. Something that only comes with age. I know how to wait.

Previous leader of the Wyvern clan. Now he spends most of his days watching television and enjoying his well-earned rest.
  • Acrofatic: While being much older than the rest and about as heavy-set as Broadway, he's still astoundingly agile.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Before ceding his position to Goliath.
  • Badass
  • Cool Old Guy: His age hasn't slowed Hudson down in the badass department.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
    Goliath: Surely you know I'm not in the habit of playing childish pranks and laughing maniacally in the dark.
    Hudson: Do ye even know how to laugh maniacally?
  • Eye Scream: A blast from the Archmage blinded one of his eyes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Though well-past his prime, he easily outsmarts Xanatos and Demona when forced to face them alone.
  • Mentor Archetype: He was Goliath's in the backstory. His "name" among Goliath's generation was even "Mentor".
  • My Greatest Failure: Being unable to protect Prince Malcolm from nearly being killed in the past haunts him even in the present.
  • Never Learned to Read: Like Broadway, but he is greatly embarrassed by this instead. He eventually learns and seems to especially enjoy reading newspapers.
  • The Obi-Wan: Slips into this because his great age also grants him great wisdom.
  • Old Soldier: He's even addressed as such, particularly in the days before he was given a name. (Demona still tends to call him this.)
  • Team Dad: Broadway is his biological son, too.

Bronx

Voiced by: Frank Welker

A gargoyle beast of the Manhattan Clan. Dislikes robots.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: We never get a straight answer on what exactly Bronx is, a non-sentient subspecies of gargoyles or what, but he certainly acts like a dog. Word of God says he's a gargoyle beast, a species separate from but closely related to gargoyles. While they superficially resemble dogs, a better analogy for their relation to gargoyles would be the relation between humans and chimpanzees.
  • Ascended Extra: Prior to "Avalon," Bronx tended to have very little face time, an unfortunate side effect of having no wings and no ability to speak. Also, of course, a dog(-like creature) attacking any human is pretty tough to arrange on a family-oriented show without offending somebody. The World Tour increased his presence quite a bit.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Every once in a while.
  • Big Friendly Dog: To friends.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episodes "The Hound Of Ulster" and "A Bronx Tale."
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Zigzagged.
  • Friend to All Children: He loves Alex, and his kindness towards kids carries over into the Goliath Chronicles as well as the final issue of the Marvel comics run.
  • Gentle Giant: For a hulking gargbeast, Bronx is incredibly sweet to his friends.
  • Heroic Dog: At least, if we're prepared to relax the definition of 'dog.'
  • Team Pet: He's basically the clan's pet dog.
  • Wall Crawl: The only clan member who can't glide, so he claws his way up buildings instead.

Katana

Only appearing briefly in the comic continuation, she's Brooklyn's mate from Edo Period Ishimura.

    Allies 

Humans in medieval Scotland

The Captain of the Guard

Voiced by: Ed Gilbert

No, I cannot let this happen again.

The captain of the Wyvern Castle guard. At the start of the series, he is sympathetic to the gargoyles and identifies with them more than with the human population of the castle. Trying to grant a better life to the clan, he betrays the castle to Hakon's band of vikings, expecting them to drive out the humans while leaving the castle to the gargoyles. The plan backfires when Hakon shatters all the gargoyles anyway and tries to put the blame on the captain. Both of them plummet to their deaths before Goliath can have revenge on either of them.

Princess Katharine

Voiced by: Kath Soucie, Anndi McAfee (as a girl)

No one threatens my eggs!

The ruler of Castle Wyvern. She initially fears the gargoyles and only begrudgingly allows them to stay and defend the castle. After Goliath saves her life from Hakon, she comes to see the error of her ways and does her best to defend the eggs from the gargoyle rookery, moving them to the magical island of Avalon and raising them as her own children.

The Magus

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

What I did to the gargoyles a thousand years ago was unforgivable. I owed to Goliath to tend the eggs.

The castle mage of Wyvern and Princess Katharine's advisor. He is responsible for the Manhattan Clan living to the present day, cursing them to remain as statues for a thousand years in a fit of rage when he believes them to have caused Katharine's death. He tries to atone by raising the eggs from the Wyvern rookery on Avalon. When the Archmage attack the island, he duels with the Weird Sisters, though his age has left him severely weakened. He manages to achieve victory in the final moments, but it costs him his life in the process...maybe.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: He loved Katharine, but she never noticed.
  • The Aloner: He becomes this after Katharine falls for Tom.
  • The Apprentice: He was once the Archmage's pupil.
  • The Atoner: He spent the remainder of his life trying to make up for cursing the clan in a moment of rage.
  • Badass: In the "Avalon" episodes.
  • Cast from Hit Points: His final spells actually tax his body to death.
  • Character Death: Ambigious; his final scene is taking Arthur's place on the pedestal in Avalon. He's either dead or in a semi-permanent coma.
  • Court Mage: He took the Archmage's place after his former mentor's disgrace.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: He never ends up with Katharine.
  • Fantastic Racism: Also initially.
  • For Want of a Nail: His spell that immobilized the gargoyles started the whole story and most of the main events that took place over the course of 1000 years.
  • Heroic Albino: White-haired, even as a young man.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He wears himself to the point of death in order to defeat the Weird Sisters.
  • Man in White: He's only ever seen in his white robes.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs.
  • Redeeming Replacement: To the Archmage.
  • Red Herring: The pilot blatantly tries to make the viewer suspect he will be a bad guy, going as far as to have the captain wear a white cloak and have Ed Gilbert do an impression of Jeff Bennett's voice when he is conspiring with Hakon.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's not much use in combat without his magic, and in the second episode, he is specifically noted as being unable to wield a sword.
  • Took a Level in Badass and Kindness: He becomes infinitely more badass and likable during the Avalon arc as the Atoner.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Princess Katharine, all of his life actually.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: He loved Katharine ever since he was young, but his feelings weren't noticed.
  • Wizard Beard: In old age.

Tom, Guardian of the Eggs

Voiced by: J. D. Daniels (as a boy), Gerrit Graham (as an adult)

A young boy who befriends the gargoyles at Castle Wyvern. After the Wyvern massacre, he accompanies Princess Katharine and the Magus to the mystical island of Avalon to tend to the surviving gargoyle eggs.
  • Badass
  • Break the Cutie: Subtle, but the Wyvern massacre, seeing Constantine murder King Kenneth, and being separated from his mother had an effect on Tom. Even as an adult, he tears up when recalling Mary's departure.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: At first, he's the only human apart from the Captain to show the gargoyles any kindness.
  • Harmful to Minors: Witnessing the murder of Kenneth by Constantine when he was about 10 years old was a traumatic experience for him, although he seemed to get better during the escape from Edinburgh Castle.
  • Heroic BSOD: As a result of the above-mentioned traumatic experience. "I found him curled among the eggs..."
  • Kid Hero: When he was a child.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: A Mannhatan policeman said he looked like he walked out of King Arthur's day because of his armor and his chivalry.
  • Likes Older Women: Him for Katharine.
  • Nice Guy: Both as a child and as an adult, in fact he's the only human during the medieval prologue in "Awakening" besides the Captain who is completely accepting and unprejudiced towards the gargoyles.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs.
  • Tagalong Kid: To Katharine and the Magus. He grows up on Avalon, however.

Humans in the modern day

Matt Bluestone

Voiced by: Thomas F. Wilson

They are called The Illuminati. The way I hear it, they run everything. Even the President works for them.

Elisa's partner on the force. Convinced of the existence of the Illuminati.
  • Agent Mulder: He was even an FBI Agent before being booted from the Bureau.
  • Badass Normal: An ordinary man, who managed to single-handedly uncover the existence of the Illuminati.
  • Badass Longcoat: Matt is almost never seen without his trenchcoat.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Especially about the Illuminati. He is 100% right.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Is briefly shown driving with Chavez in "Deadly Force" before being introduced in "The Edge." (Chavez even notes his previous involvement in the preceding case.)
  • Fair Cop: Quite a handsome fellow, and a detective to boot.
  • Friend on the Force: Even more than Elisa, he uses his power as a policeman to help the Manhattan clan, such as pestering Xanatos to ensure their well-being once they move back into the castle. Once he becomes the head of the Gargoyle Taskforce, he actively uses his position as someone who is supposed to be hunting them to protect them, and he's none too shy about it.
  • Properly Paranoid:
    • As noted above, the Illuminati do exist and eventually induct Matt into their ranks because they're were impressed at his perseverance in trying to prove it.
    • Early in the series, he believed the gargoyles are real despite "proof" that they're robots.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Just look at him.
  • Secret Keeper: After he learned the truth from Mace Malone, Matt convinces Elisa to allow him to meet the gargoyles, and subsequently kept the secret.
  • What The Hell Heroine: He gives one of these to Elisa after she reveals the gargoyles' existence to him. He already kind of knew, but was angry because she didn't tell him.

Jeffrey Robbins

Voiced by: Paul Winfield

A blind author who befriends Hudson and teaches him the value of reading.
  • Blind and the Beast: A non-romantic example with Hudson.
  • Blind Black Guy: Blinded by shrapnel in Vietnam.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old enough anyway.
  • Disability Superpower: That he can't see a spell being cast means that he can't be directly affected by (human) magic. This serves him well in "City of Stone," though he doesn't know it.
  • Handicapped Badass: In the episode "The Dying of the Light."
  • Nice Guy: Quite so. Even after he figures out that Hudson is a gargoyle, he continues to respect him and treat him as a friend.
  • Reading Is Cool Aesop: Delivers one to Hudson.
    Hudson: I'm too old to learn to read.
    Robbins: Oh, hogwash. I had to learn Braille when I was almost forty—and I'll learn another way to read when I'm eighty if I have to.
  • Retired Badass: He lost his eyesight while fighting in Vietnam.
  • Secret Keeper: It was Hudson's odor that gave his gargoyle identity away.

Halcyon Renard

Voiced by: Robert Culp

Integrity is never easy. It's a daily struggle, a costly struggle.

The founder and head of Cyberbiotics, a successful technology firm. Turned cynical by a series of perceived betrayals, he begins to re-consider his view after meeting Goliath.
  • Badass Grandpa: When Oberon was going after his grandson, he piloted his ship to stop the guy. He also one-shots Goliath with a gadget in his wheelchair.
  • Berserk Button: He despises people who don't take responsibility for their actions or endanger his grandson.
  • Cool Old Guy: Grouchy and reclusive, but quite awesome.
  • The Fettered: He is very devoted to integrity, even when it isn't easy.
  • Genius Cripple: A technological genius who is slowly dying of a degenerative illness.
  • Handicapped Badass: He managed to stun Goliath with a gadget built into his wheelchair.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He fits this trope, but Xanatos paints him as the other kind to manipulate the Manhattan Clan.
  • Honor Before Reason: Lampshaded by Vogel when he choses to go down with Fortress-2 rather than risk civilian casualties, all the while forgetting that redirecting it would take two men. Thankfully Vogel decided to help him.
  • Humans Are Bastards: He thinks. He hates it when people don't take responsibility for their own actions.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Believe it or not the man was actually quite handsome once. Here is a shot of him when Anastasia was pregnant with Fox.
  • Loved I Not Honor More: Pretty much his defining character trait. It cost him his wife, his daughter, and nearly his life but he soldiers on none the less.
  • Not So Different: A major step towards him and Goliath becoming friends despite experiences is when he realizes that Goliath has made the same kind of sacrifices for honor that he has.
  • What Have I Become?: He wanted to escape his old and crippled body by possessing a magic golem, until Goliath talked him out of it.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Anastasia Rendard, although they divorced before the series started.
    • Actually averted, at least early on in their marriage. See I Was Quite a Looker Above

Alexander Fox Xanatos

Voiced by: Frank Welker (main series), Elizabeth Daily (Goliath Chronicles), Jonathan Frakes ("Future Tense")

The infant son of David Xanatos and Fox.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Has a lot of magical potential. And he's a baby.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His mother is half-magical.
  • Morality Pet: Both of his parents have done many evil, selfish things in the past. However, when it comes to their son, they so their more human side. In fact, when the gargoyles helped his son, Xanatos began to rethink his priorities.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Somewhat lampshaded by his paternal and maternal grandpas.

The Mutates

Derek Maza / Talon

Voiced by: Rocky Carroll

In the Labyrinth, justice prevails, even for those who don't believe in it.

Elisa's younger brother. He starts out as a pilot in the NY police force, but is manipulated into becoming Xanatos's helicopter pilot late in the first season. Xanatos and Anton Sevarius later use him as a test subject in their experiments to create their own gargoyle-like beings, resulting in Derek being mutated into a panther/bat/eel hybrid and renaming himself "Talon." He becomes the leader of the Labyrinth Clan, providing homes and protection for the homeless of New York.
  • Aloof Little Brother: He rejects attempts by Elisa to (as he sees it) interfere with his life.
  • Bald Black Leader Guy: Of the Mutates.
  • Big Little Brother: Even before he was mutated.
  • Easily Forgiven: Goliath bore Talon no grudge for their conflict in "The Cage".
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: He ends up in a relationship with Maggie, a fellow victim of Sevarius's experiment.
  • Hot-Blooded: He immediately blamed and went after Goliath with only circumstantial evidence.
  • The Leader: Of the Labyrinth clan, despite his initial insistence that the clan would have no leader. His clan insisted otherwise.
  • LEGO Genetics: Panther, bat, and electric eel DNA mixed into human.
  • My Beloved Smother: This is initially inverted when his mother is the only member who supports his idea of working for Xanatos and following his own path in life.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realises that Xanatos had been playing him from the very beginning.
  • Official Couple: With Maggie as of "Kingdom."
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: He turned on Xanatos after realising who had truly been responsible for his mutation.
  • Shock and Awe: Due to the electric eel DNA that Sevarius included in the mutagen that transformed him.
  • Something Only They Would Say: After Derek is changed into Talon, he wants to hide his identity from Elisa to spare her the distress of knowing what happened to him. But this comes to naught when the unknowing Elisa is speaking to Talon, and Talon lets slip something that he and Elisa used to exchange with each other as brother and sister.
    Elisa: I promise. Cross my heart.
    Talon: Hope to d-?
    Elisa: —Derek?!
  • Unwitting Pawn: Several times. Xanatos manages to turn him against both his sister and the gargoyles for a distressingly long time.

Maggie Reed

Voiced by: Kath Soucie

A young homeless woman who is duped by Sevarius into becoming a test subject for his mutate program. Out of the Mutates, she is initially the least accepting of her transformation and sees herself as a "monster" until Talon talks some sense into her.
  • Cat Girl: A girl who is turned into a cat.
  • Death Seeker: In "The Cage," she almost becomes one. When Sevarius prepares an "antidote" to the mutation, she is willing to risk drinking what is almost certainly poison because she doesn't think living as a monster is worth it.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: To the point that she was willing to take a potentially fatal serum for the sake of changing back to human. Talon manages to talk her out of it.
  • LEGO Genetics: A victim of it.
  • Non-Action Guy: Female version. Like the other mutates, she has enhanced strength, agility and can shoot lightning, but hates fighting and stay out of them as much as she can.
  • Odd Name Out: She is the only one of the four mutates who keeps her human name after the transformation (well, almost, she is often referred to as "Maggie the Cat" by other characters).
  • Official Couple: With Derek as of "Kingdom."
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female of the Mutates.
  • Shock and Awe: Like the other Labyrinth clan mutates.
  • ShoutOut: Maggie the Cat? Nice.

Claw

Another one of the Mutates. The trauma surrounding his transformation left him mute, thus he never utters a single word during his screentime.

Other Gargoyles

Coldstone — Coldstone, Coldsteel and Coldfire

Voiced by: Michael Dorn (Coldstone), Xander Berkeley (Coldsteel) and CCH Pounder (Coldfire)

There are forces at war within me and until that battle is decided, no living gargoyle is safe...from Coldstone.

A gargoyle cyborg created by Xanatos and Demona from the remains of three of the lost in the Wyvern massacre, and animated by a combination of science and sorcery. Unfortunately, the three souls inhabiting the body don't always get along; two are mates, but the third is jealous and wants the female for himself. They were collectively known as just "Coldstone" until near the end of the series, when Xanatos created two additional robot bodies so each of the three had their own; now the main personality is Coldstone, his mate is Coldfire, and the evil one is Coldsteel.

The London Clan

Sir Griff

Voiced by: Neil Dickson

The more things change, the more they stay the same!

A gargoyle from London, Griff fought in the Battle of Britain and was brought to the year 1996 by a time-travelling Goliath. He later befriends the returned King Arthur and joins him in his quest to find Merlin, receiving a knighthood in the process.

Una

Voiced by: Sarah Douglas

The leader of the London Clan and one of the shopkeepers of their magic store, Into the Mystic.

Leo

Voiced by: Gregg Berger

Una's mate and one of the shopkeepers of Into the Mystic.
  • King of Beasts: He resembles a winged lion.
  • Heel Realization: He realizes that he and Una were partially taking out their own guilt on Goliath and his friends, and releases Angela and Elisa after they have been taken captive.

Constance

A gargoyle of the London Clan resembling a wild boar. She helps the Manhattan Clan out during their attempt to protect the Stone of Destiny.

Staghart

A gargoyle of the London Clan resembling a stag. He helps the Manhattan Clan out during their attempt to protect the Stone of Destiny.

Clan Ishimura

Voiced by: Clyde Kusatsu (Kai), Haunani Minn (Sora)

The Mayan Clan

Voiced by: Hector Elizondo (Zafiro), Elisa Gabrielli (Obsidiana), Marabina Jaimes (Turquesa), Jesse Corti (Jade)

The Avalon Clan

Voiced by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Gabriel), Kath Soucie (Ophelia), Frank Welker (Boudicca)

Others

Macbeth Mac Findlaech

Voiced by: John Rhys-Davies, Jeff Bennett (as a young man)

I'm just so...tired.

The historical king of Scotland. After losing his kingdom and family, he seeks to find and kill the one responsible: Demona.
  • Actually a Doombot: In the The Price, Macbeth were actually a robot. Xanatos was responsible for them however, not Macbeth.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Macbeth isn't actively malevolent, although he is willing to use some amoral means of avenging himself upon Demona.
  • Anti-Villain: Both Type I and II. He's polite, honorable and quite sympathetic in general. He wouldn't have attacked the gargoyles at all really, if it weren't for his obsessive desire for revenge against Demona.
  • Badass
    • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of John Rhys-Davies.
    • Badass Beard: He's had one for his entire adult life (all 960-odd years of it).
    • Badass Grandpa: He's biologically 52, chronologically close to 1000, and he can handle any of the gargoyles in single combat, even managing to come close to subduing all of the Manhattan clan in their first encounter.
    • Badass Longcoat: In the present day, Macbeth almost always wears a black duster.
    • Empowered Badass Normal: Twice over. Started out a Badass Normal, then acquired immortality courtesy of the Weird Sisters and Demona, then learned sorcery at some unspecified point.
  • Beard of Evil: While he acts as an antagonist to the clan.
  • Cool Old Guy: Very old, in fact.
  • Death Seeker: Initially. Even some of his later schemes seem suicidal, though that may be because he knows that nothing can kill him except Demona.
  • Dirty Old Man: When he was under the Weird Sisters' spell in "High Noon," he seemed to find Demona's and Elisa's wrestling particularly...diverting.
  • Disney Death: When Canmore lethally stabs him in the backstory of "City of Stone," and when Elisa lethally shoots Demona in "Sanctuary."
  • Dragon with an Agenda: In his first appearance, he takes a job as a gargoyle hunter on Xanatos's behalf, as part of his own Batman Gambit to lure out Demona. He even notes that the only reason he took money to do X's dirty work is because it would have been suspicious to do it for free. Averted in later appearances, where he makes no pretense of being anything other than his own independent faction except when under the Weird Sisters' control.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: See "Badass Baritone".
  • Fantastic Racism: Averted, unlike many other humans who were wronged by Demona. He focuses his hatred exclusively on her and doesn't have much of a problem with any other gargoyles.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Mainly in "City of Stone". He dons the Hunter's mask to fight Demona (the first three Hunters having all been bitter enemies to Macbeth), and was willing to disregard the lives of Xanatos, the gargoyles, and the fate of everyone in New York for the sake of his vengeance.
  • Honor Before Reason: He refuses to attack gargoyles while they're in stone sleep, but he has no qualms against fighting them when they're conscious and can fight back. Duty and honor are also sort of his defining traits. In fact, Goliath nearly breaks him out from under the Archmage's brainwashing by reminding him of it.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: The only way Macbeth can die is if he kills or is killed by Demona. He spent "City of Stone" actively trying to accomplish this.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: More like "I want my beloved to be safe"; in the eleventh century, Macbeth broke off his relationship with Gruoch for the sake of her safety (refusing to let her go could have led to them both being executed for defying Duncan's decree that Gruoch marry Gillecomgain).
  • King Incognito: The comics show that when Robert the Bruce of Scotland fought against the English in the late 13th or early 14th century, Macbeth fought alongside him. Presumably, nobody knew that he was the Macbeth.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Macbeth demanded that King Arthur kneel before him. It doesn't work and later, Macbeth ended kneeling before Arthur.
  • Legally Dead: After Canmore "killed" him in 1057, and they Never Found the Body.
  • Magic Knight: He's primarily a straight-forward fighter, but has been shown to be a capable sorcerer on several occasions.
  • Noble Demon: A milder case, but he's still capable of being very ruthless if he feels it's necessary.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Closer to 990, actually.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: "Canmore, your father was an evil man who deserved his fate."
  • Villainous Friendship: He was on good terms with his henchmen, Banquo and Fleance (although he wasn't above threatening them while searching for the Scrolls of Merlin), even informing them of his immortality and having them come to his wedding. Though by the comics he tersely mentions that they've since parted ways and they signed up with the Quarrymen.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Demona were once comrades, and even friends, until her betrayal in 1058.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Against Demona, on occasion, although his motives in seeking her death are more personal than altruistic.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: His initial plans were all about goading Demona into killing him because he couldn't stand living forever. After "City of Stone," Goliath talks him out of it and he looks for things to occupy himself. While he never believes Living Forever Is Awesome, he doesn't want to die anymore.
  • Worthy Opponent: One of the only humans who can match Goliath in hand-to-hand combat without genetic enhancements, Powered Armor or the like, but also an opponent who share's the gargoyle leader's old-school warrior's values.
    • Even while under the Weird Sisters' control, he relished the chance to fight King Arthur, remarking that he'd always wanted to test his skills against "the best".
  • You Killed My Father: Macbeth's reason for seeking revenge against Gillecomgain.
  • Younger Than He Looks/Older Than He Looks: He's legitimately been bothwhen he was 35, he traded his youth to Demona in exchange for an alliance, and aged to 52, thus looking older than he really was. However, said trade wound up making them both immortal at that age, so he has continued to look 52 even on reaching his present-day age of roughly one thousand.

King Arthur Pendragon

Voiced by: John St. Ryan

I will prove my worthiness, though I have to pull Excalibur from a hundred stones!

Yes, THAT King Arthur. Per the Arthurian mythos, he is initially kept in a magical slumber on the island of Avalon, but is awakened by Elisa seeking assistance during the Archmage's attack on the Avalon clan. After the Archmage's defeat, he heads out into the world to seek his old sword Excalibur and his old friend Merlin.
  • Badass: He's a warrior king. Macbeth, no slouch himself, refers to him as "the best".
    • Badass Beard: Distinguished and impressive.
    • Badass Grandpa: Even without his centuries under the Hollow Hill, Arthur is at least old enough to have some gray in his hair.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He fight with a mace until he retrieves Excalibur.
  • Excalibur: Take a wild guess.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: During the Avalon arc.
  • Eternal English: He has no problem communicating with anyone despite having been asleep since the 6th century by his own account.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Wouldn't be King Arthur without Excalibur.
  • King in the Mountain: Until Elisa wakes him up.
  • The Leader: Noted for his leadership skills several times.
  • Order Reborn: After the Avalon arc he set about rebuilding the Knights of the Round Table. He starts with Griff, a gargoyle from the London clan.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's around 1500 years old.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Helps out in the Avalon arc and later.
  • Walking the Earth: What he proceeds to do after the Archmage's defeat. His search for Merlin was intended as the basis of its own spin-off, Pendragon, which unfortunately was never made (though the Stone of Destiny arc in the comics continuation is essentially a preview of it).

    Antagonists 

Hakon

Voiced by: Clancy Brown

Don't leave me here alone! Not without anyone to hate!!!

The Leader of the vikings who destroyed the Wyvern clan. He is Wolf's ancestor.

Demona

Voiced by: Marina Sirtis
What have I... what have THEY DONE TO YOU?!

Goliath's former love and one of the co-conspirators in what became the Wyvern massacre. Blaming humans for her misfortunes, she has spent the last thousand years seeking to exterminate them.
  • The Aloner: Seeing nearly all of the Wyvern Clan slaughtered by the vikings, followed by decades of watching the remnants of her species being slaughtered by the Hunter and his human allies (often through her own fault, though she remains in denial about that), have left her completely, helplessly, maddeningly alone. Centuries of endless pursuit by the Canmore dynasty (See "The Hunters" below) have made her even more bitter.
  • The Apprentice: In her youth, to the Archmage.
  • Arch-Enemy: She practically collects them. The Hunters, Macbeth, Goliath, Brooklyn, Elisa...
  • Ax-Crazy: On occasion.
  • Badass: The real reason why Macbeth and his subjects called her Demona: She fights like a demon.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her default outfit.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Puck grants her wish not to turn to stone during the day anymore...by making her become human during the day!
  • Berserk Button: She's got an entire console of berserk buttons, although her hatred of Elisa is probably the newest and most reliable.
  • Big Bad: She's the second most recurring villain after Xanatos, and her plans tend to be the most dangerous and destructive, since she's out for Revenge on the whole human race. She's also the main villain of "Hunter's Moon," which is effectively the Grand Finale for the canon show.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Xanatos, until "City of Stone."
  • Carry a Big Stick: Demona other Weapon of Choice is a mace (the other being various laser rifles).
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She has ultimately betrayed just about every group she has ever worked with. (Most notably the Wyvern Clan in the backstory of "Awakening," the Manhattan Clan in "Awakening" present time, Macbeth in the backstory of "City of Stone," Xanatos in "City of Stone" present time, and Thailog in "The Reckoning.")
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: As Dominique Destine.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Twice. First when she's linked to Macbeth so neither can die except at the hand of the other. There is a fairly hefty downside, but still IMMMORTALITY!. Then, Puck gives her a parting "gift" of human form during the day. She's angry at first, but it's a big help for her nefarious plans.
  • Cute Little Fangs: As showed off on the rare occasion that she smiles, and the not so rare occasion that she snarls
  • The Cynic: Demona believes the worst in everyone. Even Macbeth, whom she had known and been allied with for decades, was betrayed the instant that he said something that might be interpreted as an intent to betray her.
  • Dark Action Girl: Evil, seductive, and a very skilled warrior.
  • Debt Detester: After Macbeth helped her kill Gillecomgain (Demona herself having helped Macbeth twelve years prior), she was glad to be "even" with Macbeth. An odd example; the debt Demona detested was one that Macbeth owed to her.
  • Disney Death: Her link with Macbeth ensures that she "dies" if she's close enough to him when he "dies." As mentioned in Macbeth's section, this happened when Canmore stabbed Macbeth in "City of Stone," and when Elisa shot Demona herself in "Sanctuary."
  • Even Bad Women Love Their Daughters
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: As Dominique Destine. She drops the accent later however.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Despite having been allies with Macbeth for nearly forty years, she had no trouble whatsoever believing that he would readily betray her and her clan for his own gain. The consequences of her reaction to this were, to say the least, devastating for all involved.
  • Evil Counterpart: A pretty extreme example as she's one to Goliath, Elisa, and Angela.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Evil Matriarch: She loves Angela so much, she's willing to kill humanity to protect her. Well, she was going to kill humanity anyway, but she really loves Angela.
  • Evil Plan: The total and complete extinction of the human race.
  • Evil Redhead: She's evil, and she's a redhead.
  • Evil Sorceress: Another given; she's evil, and she's a sorceress.
  • Face-Heel Turn: In her Back Story.
  • Fantastic Racism: She utterly despises humanity.
  • Faux Affably Evil: On the rare occasion that she isn't a walking pile of seething, omnicidal rage.
  • Femme Fatalons: Not just her gargoyle talons, but even as Dominique Destine, she files her fingernails into sharp points.
  • Fiery Redhead: As hot-tempered as her hair colour implies.
  • For Want of a Nail: Most of the main events of the story started because of her including the destruction of the clan at Castle Wyvern, the creation of The Hunter, and of course her own paranoia about humanity itself.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Which, unfortunately, sets up the Stable Time Loop that turned her into "future me" in the first place.
  • Foot Popping: Believe it or not, she done so while kissing Macbeth in human form.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She still grudgingly carries feelings for Goliath, but characteristically this just means she tries to murder any hypotenuses that look Goliath's way, particularly Elisa Maza.
  • Heel Realization: Has these several times, for a Big Bad. Unfortunately, she proves herself a grand champion at ignoring them.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: She was Goliath's mate, after all. Averted when her true personality showed.
  • Hot Girls Are Bitches: Very attractive, as well as untrustworthy, vicious, and quite possibly insane.
  • Hot Witch: She does have magical abilities after all.
  • Hypocrite: Demona sees herself as the self-proclaimed savior of her race, and that Goliath and those who stand with him will be the death of the race. Never mind the fact that she herself caused the birth of the Hunter, their generations, and indirectly the Quarrymen, whose sole purpose is to destroy all Gargoyles with extreme prejudice. And she had the gall to say Goliath would be the death of all of them? If anything, SHE was the one who nearly caused Gargoyle extinction.
    • She claims that Goliath had been corrupted by humanity, yet Demona has, over the years, become more "human" than Goliath ever has.
    • In Sanctuary, Demona and Thailog are lovers. Demona accuses Goliath of being jealous and paranoid of their love. In reality, Demona is jealous of Goliath's love with Elisa and is truly paranoiac herself.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Her strongest belief.
  • Ignored Epiphany: One time the Weird Sisters lead her on a series of questions that forced her to realize that she had no one to blame for her pain but herself. She promptly forgot this a minute later.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She is proud of being stronger and "younger" than Hudson.
  • Kill All Humans: Her primary goal in life.
  • Knight Templar: Subverted; she's convinced herself her cause is noble, but it's really just her lashing out at the world due to all the pain she's brought upon herself.
  • Lady in Red: As Dominique Destine.
  • Lady Macbeth: Shades of this in her relationships with Goliath, Macbeth and even Xanatos. Inverted with her relationship with Thailog, as he's far more straightforwardly evil and is really using her to advance his own ends.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: There is no deadline for her to exterminate humans. She can keep trying until Doom's Day.
  • Magic Knight: She uses her powerful magic (she's probably the strongest non-Child-of-Oberon mage in the show, not counting the Archmage's enhanced form) and formidable combat skills about evenly.
  • Mama Bear: Would rather pull an Enemy Mine than let Angela be hurt.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She even pulled this on Angela, her own daughter. It failed BADLY.
  • Meaningful Name: Her alias "Dominique Destine" literally means "Divine Destiny."
    • Also Macbeth gave her the name "Demona" because he said she fought like a demon.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most attractive females in the cast, and not especially shy about it.
  • My God, What Have I... What Have THEY Done?: She came close to this but then dismissed it.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Demona the demon.
  • Never My Fault: Employed in a very serious fashion. If there is one defining character flaw for Demona, this is it. Most of her troubles and emotional agonies are entirely her fault, and her refusal to admit any responsibility on her part is the basis for her bitterness AND her racism, all of which she formed mostly to avoid the overwhelming guilt she would feel.
    Demona: You tricked me! You had me under a spell! None of this was my fault! It was the humans, always the humans!
    Goliath: You have learned nothing.
  • Opposites Theme Naming: By coincidence, her name is opposite in theme to Angela's. When Macbeth gave Demona her name in 1040, he didn't even know that she had an unhatched child, let alone that said child would be named Angela.
  • Not So Different: Demona and John Castaway.
    • Also Demona and Goliath when they both want revenge against the hunters for nearly killing Angela. And when presented with a choice to save an innocent life or pursue revenge, they both chose the former. (Goliath saving Katharine rather than killing Hakon and the Captain; Demona saving the young Macbeth rather than killing Gillecomgain.)
    • Demona an Goliath again in "Hunter's Moont, part 3" where Demona invoke this trope to Goliath after the latter wanted revenge against the Hunters. It doesn't last.
  • Painful Transformation: Her shift to human during the day and back again. Lampshaded in "High Noon."
    Macbeth: I thought you said that the changeling Puck turns you into a human during the day as a gift.
    Demona: Puck's gifts always come with a price.
  • Parental Abandonment: Even knowing that one of the eggs from the Wyvern Rookery was her own, she didn't lift a talon to stop the Magus and Katharine from "stealing" them.
  • Pet the Dog: Few and far between, but her hatred of Goliath and of all humanity doesn't prevent her from feeling protective (in her own twisted way) toward the rest of the Clan, whom she still hopes to convince that she is right.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Goliath.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her Glowing Eyes of Doom are red, and she plays this seven shades of strait compared to Angela.
  • Revenge by Proxy: "Their descendants shall pay. I will have blood for blood!"
  • Secret Identity: As Dominique Destine, she conceals her true self.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Her "wedding" to Macbeth proved this.
  • She's Got Legs: Long and uncovered.
  • She Who Fights Monsters: Never shown better than in "City of Stone", where she takes to smashing petrified humans with a mace, much like when Hakon massacred her clan. Demona herself, however, would arguably view this as poetic justice.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing is sacred for Demona, and no-one, with the possible exception of Angela, is not expendable in her quest to eradicate humanity.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Thailog, until he betrays her.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was a Nice Girl, who was constantly mistreated by humanity which resulted in her present state.
  • The Vamp: Towards Brooklyn in "Temptation".
  • Waif-Fu: Despite being a smaller-than-average gargoyle, Demona can fight on even terms with heavyweights like Goliath and Thailog. The series does point out that Demona's combat prowess is boosted by both centuries of experience, as well as being crazier than a shithouse rat.
  • When She Smiles: She actually has a really beautiful genuine smile, which is rarely ever seen because of her malicious nature.
  • With Us or Against Us: "If you are not my ally, then you are my enemy."
  • Woman Scorned: She had this reaction when she thought Macbeth had betrayed her in the past.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: By the end of City of Stone, it's hard not to feel sorry for her, even though she's long since passed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Slashing Gillcomgain's face created the Hunter, and his legacy that haunts her to this very day.
  • You Are What You Hate: Whenever the sun is up, at least.
  • You Need to Get Laid: According to Word of God, it's one of the reasons (in a very long list) why Demona is very bitter. Centuries alone and being periodically in the heat didn't do any good to her mental health.

David Xanatos

Voiced by: Jonathan Frakes

Pay a man enough and he'll walk barefoot into Hell.

Billionaire responsible for breaking the Magus' spell over the Gargoyles. Determined, practical and brilliant, he searches for eternal life and comfort, and finds something altogether different.
  • Affably Evil: Impeccably polite to his enemies. He seems to legitimately like Goliath most of the time, although the feeling is almost never mutual.
    • In the non-canon Goliath Chronicles, he eventually becomes a benefactor and friend to the clan. In the comic continuation, Goliath and Brooklyn remark that they still don't consider Xanatos 100% trustworthy, but nonetheless trust him enough not to smash them during the day.
  • Amazon Chaser: For Fox. You can see them sparring.
  • Anti-Hero: After his sort-of-Heel-Face Turn. He's still an amoral Machiavellian bastard, but one who's willing to at least partially work with the gargoyles rather than always against them and whose Pet the Dog relationship with his family is much more pronounced.
  • Anti-Villain: Type I, while he was developing toward his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Goliath initially, and others.
  • Awesome McCoolname
  • Badass: In powered armor, he's a match for Goliath.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: On occasion this blatantly happens, although usually it's more that he is able to accomplish a secondary objective under the noses of the Manhattan Clan. There's a reason the trope for this is named after him.
    • Meaningless Villain Victory: All his successes with manipulating Derek turns into this since after "Metamorphosis", Derek and the other mutated humans don't make another appearance until well into the second season, which ends with them learning Xanatos manipulated them.
  • Beard of Evil: The classic "bad guy" goatee.
  • Berserk Button: Quite subtle, but Hudson's needling him about his terror of growing old pushes key places.
  • Big Bad: In the first half of the series, when he's the most recurring, most intelligent and arguably most dangerous villain. By the end, while he doesn't quite make a Heel-Face Turn, he is edging more into dark Anti-Hero territory.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Demona, until "City of Stone."
  • Boring but Practical: Puck once appeared to him and offered a choice: one wish from himself, the nigh-omnipotent fey, or a life time of loyal service from his powerless human guise, Owen. Xanatos chose Owen. Wishes are nice, but good help is hard to find.
  • Brainy Brunette: He's highly intelligent.
  • Break the Haughty: Seen in "The Gathering." All the technology and wisdom, aided by the Manhattan Clan, his father and his father-in-law, could not stop Oberon from reaching his newborn son.
  • Captain Ersatz: Considering the series' genesis as a Hellboy adaptation, he appears to be loosely modeled on Roderick Zinco, a billionaire who helped the main antagonists in the Wake the Devil story arc and despite being a bit of a sycophantic dupe is pretty damn devious, going so far as to sell sabotaged equipment to the BPRD, who never actually learn of his involvement even after he accidentally blows himself up. Gets a bit of a Recursive Adaptation in the B.P.R.D. comics with Zinco's successor Mr. Pope who has a much more active interest in the occult and wears a suit of Power Armor. Perhaps as a parody of Xanatos's renowned hyper-competence, he too ends up turning out to be an Unwitting Pawn of the real villains' cosmic schemes who is all too aware of what a mess he's made of things.
  • The Chessmaster: The original movie especially. He moves the heroes like they were pieces until the end.
  • Consummate Liar: Part of why the Gargoyles never completely trust, it can be very hard to tell when he's lying and when he's telling the truth.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: "A man's gotta make a living." We seldom see what that means but it usually it has to do with high-tech weaponry and medicine.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Xanatos has a contingency for almost everything.
  • Darwinist Desire: When he proposed to Fox, he pitched the union in these terms. Then when he realized that, no, he truly loves her.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a very dry, sharp wit.
  • Determinator: "Nothing terrifies me, because nothing is beyond my ability to change." Implied to ultimately be averted when his wife and child are threatened, and by Thailog's existence.
  • Enemy Mine: Xanatos had a habit of working with the Manhattan Clan, "City of Stone" being the first and arguably most notable example.
  • Evil Genius: He personally built (most of) the technology his billion dollar company sells, and stole the rest from a rival company.
  • Evil Virtues: Ambition, Hard Work, Love, Patience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Determination, Loyalty, Honor. (Yea, for being a Big Bad, he has a lot of these.)
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: A frequent expression of his.
  • Fiction 500: He had an entire castle taken apart, shipped from Scotland to New York and reassembled on top of a skyscraper, just to see if the gargoyles on it would wake up. That takes serious discretionary cash.
  • Friendly Enemy: He rather likes the Manhattan Clan, and Goliath in particular, although the feeling isn't mutual (although they eventually stop thinking of him as a pure evil, so that's worth something).
  • Gambit Roulette: The former Trope Namer. Some of his plans require things in the exact right place to go the exact way he needs to them to, "Metamorphosis" being a prime example.
  • Graceful Loser: Xanatos always takes losses well and considers revenge beneath him. This may be because he's enough of a Magnificent Bastard to rarely completely lose against the Manhattan Clan: even if they foil his primary objective, he usually is able to accomplish something else thanks to their actions. On occasion, the "secondary" objective was what he wanted anyways.
  • Happily Married: To Fox.
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: In "The Edge."
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He admits this outright during his chess game with his new bride Fox.
  • Immortality Seeker: "What good are all the riches in the world if Fox and I can't enjoy them forever?"
  • Ink-Suit Actor: A strange aversion by weird coincidence. Although Xanatos looks almost exactly like Jonathan Frakes, he was designed before Frakes was cast in the role.
  • It's Personal:
    • Coolly defied. Xanatos spent enough money to build a skyscraper expressly to free the gargoyles, funds advanced robotics, cloning and bio-engineering facilities without showing any concern for the costs involved, and spends not a cent on revenge, ever. (He says it's "a sucker's game.")
    • Notably, Xanatos played this trope straight precisely once, in "Double Jeopardy," and as a result he suffered his first (arguably only) unqualified defeat.
  • Karma Houdini: Likely the biggest one in the series. Despite lying to the Manhattan Clan, trying to kill them in the pilot, mutating people into creatures like the Gargoyles, he has the most things go his way of any character in the series, being Happily Married and being able to keep his son, and even has gotten some approval from his father, something he struggled with for most his life.
  • Love Is a Weakness: When Fox is turned into a beast, he maintains a clinical view on the situation, expressing only that his inability to get her back was an unforeseen circumstance and his desire to get the jewel that turned her in the first place. He attempts several plans, all of which fail to get her back—it is only towards the end when she is nearing death that he reveals his desperation and gives up the jewel to have her back. Afterwards, he tells Goliath coolly that he now knows Xanatos's weakness.
    Goliath: Only you would regard love as a weakness.
  • Mad Scientist: Downplayed. Xanatos is shown to be a skilled roboticist—he's explicitly shown working on Coldstone, and is implied to have designed much of the technology used by the Steel Clan, Coyote and his own Powered Armor—but it's rarely focused on compared to other aspects of his character, and he generally avoids falling into stereotypical Mad Scientist tropes or mannerisms (well, that one time he and Demona brought Coldstone to life, he just couldn't resist...)
  • The Man Behind the Man: Mastermind behind the Pack.
  • Marry for Love: Although he initially didn't believe it, his and Fox's marriage came about because, in the end, they truly love each other.
  • May-December Romance: He's 11 years older than Fox
  • Meaningful Theme Naming: His first name is David, and he initially fights against a bigger enemy named Goliath.
  • Middle Management Mook: He intentionally holds the lowest rank possible within the Illuminati, so he gets the perks of being a member at all, but without too many eyes on his activities.
  • Missing Mom: According to Greg Weisman, Xanatos's mother is deceased and his father Petros is unfortunately a widower.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction when Thailog came into his own.
    "Owen, I think I created a monster."
  • Nothing Personal: "You really are taking this much too personally, you know."
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet: "It's alive! ALIVE!!! I Always Wanted to Say That."
  • Noble Demon: As noted above, he's the same guy after his Heel-Face Turn, but his evilness drops a notch or two.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: First few episodes only; while a more-than-competent fighter by human standards, he just doesn't have what it takes to compete with the likes of Goliath. Being the consummate Magnificent Bastard, though, before the season is over, he's found a solution.
  • Papa Wolf: He truly loves his wife and kid.
  • Pet the Dog: While he doesn't have any lines he won't cross if he sees something to gain from it, unless it puts the people he cares for in danger, he does believe in paying back people who do something for him.
  • Powered Armor: How he can keep up with the likes of Goliath in combat.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Seemingly so. It's less that his personality changes and more that his priorities shift.
    • The non-canon "third season" The Goliath Chronicles takes this all the way with Xanatos and Fox become good guys and true allies of the gargoyles.
  • Revenge: Defied. "Revenge is a sucker's game."
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: How he originally freed the gargoyles. Money is never an object to him.
  • Self-Made Man: Via Stable Time Loop. His dad isn't impressed with it, though, and calls out his son for being more interested in money than honor.
  • Smart People Know Latin: If you regard the fact that the spell book of the Magus that Xanatos read (the Grimorum Arcanorum) was written in latin. The author was the chief advisor of Caesar Augustus. The only reason why he had to ask Owen for the translation of Demona's spell in "City of Stone" was that he had not heard the incantation himself, and Owen had.
  • Tranquil Fury: Even against Oberon, he stays calm, despite this being one of his most action-packed scenes.
  • Unspoken Plan Guarantee: Largely played straight. His plans being revealed to the audience is typically a sign they won't go as he excepts.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Thailog in "Double Jeopardy."
  • Villains Out Shopping: Instrumental to his gambit in "Her Brother's Keeper."
  • Villainous Valor: Xanatos doesn't scare easily, but even if he does, he doesn't quit, even the odds are against.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He thought he could impress his dad by being a Self-Made Man, but it's not until he shows himself as a Papa Wolf that he finally gets his dad's praise.
  • Wicked Cultured: As a billionaire, he enjoys the finer things in life, such as living in an authentic Scottish castle. As for how he became a billionaire....
  • Xanatos Gambit: Namesake of this and its spin-off trope, Xanatos Speed Chess.

Owen Burnett

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
Service is its own reward.

Xanatos's right-hand man and confidant. Smart, capable and loyal — the perfect employee. He's actually Puck, a trickster spirit that became Owen for kicks, and because Xanatos is "many things, but never boring."
  • Affably Evil: So polite he borders on The Stoic.
  • Battle Butler: To Xanatos. Be it fighting or carrying out plans, Owen does it quickly and efficiently.
  • Creepy Monotone: He never raises his voice no matter what fiendish deed Xanatos has him doing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Surprising given the rest of his persona. Or not so surprising.
  • Disability Super Power: A fist made of stone hurts more than one made of flesh and bone. Xanatos remarks that he makes "good use of his handicap."
  • The Dragon: To Xanatos. His official job title is probably "Administrative Assistant".
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Or so it seems after a spell petrifies his right hand and he uses it for punching. The fact that he's later revealed to be Puck disqualifies him.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A villain in glasses.
  • Heel-Face Turn: much like his employer.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They help to emphasise his cool detached, stoic demeanor.
  • It Amused Me: Owen continues to exist because Puck finds Xanatos's life too much fun to miss.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He knew there was no way he could stop Oberon, and admits he's completely outclassed.
  • Punch Clock Villain: He's not really "evil"; he just works for Xanatos.
  • Secret Identity: Actually a persona of Puck.
  • Smart People Know Latin: As evidenced by his ability to translate Demona's "Stone by night" spell.
  • The Stoic: He took his hand turning to stone with a completely straight face, and no sign that he even considered it an inconvenience.
  • Straight Man: While Xanatos clearly enjoys what he does, Owen's role is to calmly enforce his employer's will and carry out his plans.
  • Taken for Granite: Has a stone arm after dipping it in the Cauldron of Life.
  • Undying Loyalty: For David Xanatos. Despite knowing they have zero chance repelling Oberon, he sticks around.

Fox

Voiced by: Laura San Giacomo
Oh, Daddy. You and your integrity. Asking for it wouldn't be any fun at all.

Xanatos's true love and equal. Formerly Janine Renard, she legally changed her name to Fox.

The Pack

Left to right: Coyote (2.0 version), Fox, the upgraded versions of Wolf, Hyena, Jackal, and Dingo.

Voiced by: Clancy Brown (Wolf), Jim Cummings (Dingo), Matt Frewer (Jackal), Cree Summer (Hyena), Jonathan Frakes (Coyote)

A group of mercenaries-turned-TV stars organized and funded by Xanatos, though after their first encounter with the Manhattan Clan they were arrested and turned to crime for good when Xanatos broke them out of prison. The members are:

  • Fox: See above. Original team leader, but when the Pack broke out of prison she stayed behind to serve out her sentence. She ultimately got an early release for good behavior - just as Xanatos planned, of course.
  • Wolf: The biggest guy on the team and most likely to go straight to brute force. A descendant of Hakon, the viking that sacked Castle Wyvern.
  • Dingo: The tactical expert. He eventually got fed up with the Pack being reduced to common criminals, and found he missed being considered a hero like he was on TV; prompting him to leave the group as well. He eventually got picked up by the Redemption Squad (see below).
  • Jackal and Hyena: A brother/sister pair of twins, and probably the team's most depraved members; According to Weisman that Jackal's a sociopath while Hyena's a psychopath.
  • Coyote: A new member who engineered the prison breakout, replacing Fox as team leader. At first thought to be Xanatos, but was soon revealed to be a robot in his likeness. Tends to get thrashed and rebuilt by Xanatos every time it appears, with the successive versions obviously not human. Four versions of Coyote appeared in the series, and a fifth in the comics.

  • Actually a Doombot: The first Coyote.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Not in the series itself, but Word of God is that, by 2198, Coyote will have become autonomous and turned to conquest.
  • Animal Theme Naming: They all have canine names.
  • Arm Cannon: Coyote. Dingo with his Power Armor. Hyena and Jackal with their cybernetics.
  • Awesome Aussie: Dingo, natch.
  • Ax-Crazy: Jackal and Hyena, and, to a lesser extent, Wolf.
  • Badass Baritone: Wolf, being voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • Badass Crew: They can do a decent job of keeping up with the gargoyles in a fight.
  • Badass Grandpa: Wolf.
  • Blood Knight: Again, Wolf. Dingo as well, to a lesser extent.
  • Brother-Sister Team: Jackal and Hyena. Even when the Pack split up to work solo, these two stayed as a team.
  • Bullying a Dragon: You think Wolf would have some sense and not pick a fight with Coyote, after he just saw him ripping an iron gate with his hands? How about after Coyote zapped him with just one hand? Nope.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Dingo is the go-to guy for long-range weapons and explosives. The rest of the team are all hand-to-hand combat junkies.
  • Crush. Kill. Destroy!: Though normally rather calm and competent, Coyote tends to do this.
  • Dark Action Girl: Hyena
  • Empowered Badass Normal: All of them get upgraded one way or another (except Fox, who was gone by then).
  • Five-Bad Band:
  • For the Evulz: Jackal, Hyena, and sometimes Wolf really fall into this one.
  • Guttural Growler: Dingo (of course) and Wolf, especially after the latter's upgrade.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Dingo, eventually. Fox's is more of a Hazy Feel Turn, as she's Reformed, but Not Tamed.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: In "The Thrill of the Hunt," although the game in question is gargoyles rather than humans. Wolf's motives in particular resemble those of General Zaroff.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Poor Coyote is often the victim of this. Two times by Goliath using a rail track/construction beam and once by Elisa with a spear.
  • Laughing Mad: Once Jackal become the avatar of Anubis.
  • No Sell: Coyote 4.0 was built with iron from the Cauldron of Life, making it immune to magic.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Wolf, Jackal, and Hyena. Of the others, Coyote doesn't have any other name, Fox had hers legally changed, and Dingo started using his real name more after he left (it's Harry Monmouth, by the way).
  • Only Sane Man: Fox and Dingo, which is why the latter eventually quit (Fox basically just got a better offer). Notably, during or after Dingo's Heel Face Turn, his first job is for Fox.
  • Primary-Color Champion: The entire group has yellow, red, and blue as theme colors. Possibly justified as being TV costumes, but that doesn't explain keeping them even after their show ends.
  • Psycho for Hire: The core Pack covers the whole spectrum; Jackal and Hyena are clearly this; Dingo is a perfectly sane mercenary and Coyote is just doing what Xanatos programmed him to; Wolf is a vicious brute who falls somewhere in between.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Dingo, definitely; he's just there for the paycheck, and gets increasingly disgusted with his teammates' craziness. Coyote might also count, since he's just following his programming.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Although they eventually go their separate ways.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Coyote 1.0 looks exactly like Xanatos, but later versions are rebuilt as an obviously robotic being.
  • Robosexual: Hyena has the hots for Coyote. After the reveal. Even Jackal considers this "sicker than usual."
  • Robotic Reveal: Used with Coyote 1.0
  • Robot Me: Coyote 1.0 to Xanatos.
  • Savage Wolf: Take a wild guess.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After their first encounter with the Gargoyles, Fox and Wolf end up in prison, then Jackal and Hyena try to take revenge on Xanatos, and they end up in prison as well. Dingo, however, decided to flee to Europe rather than get stuck with the rest of them. Dingo did return with Coyote 1.0 to break them out eventually. When they fought the Gargoyles with their upgrades, Dingo decided to bail after seeing them lose and having lost faith in his comrades because of how eager they were to give up their humanity and any pretense of being good guys. This time he severed ties permanently, though he did take a job from Fox.
  • Sixth Ranger: Coyote
  • The Smurfette Principle: With Fox leaving the Pack, Hyena is the sole female of the group.
  • The Sociopath: Jackal is this, per Word of God. His sister Hyena is a psychopath.
  • The Starscream: Wolf seems to work fine with Fox, but he clearly doesn't like Coyote and tries several times to take leadership of the Pack from him. It never works.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Coyote is smashed everytime he appears, but since he's a robot, he can be rebuilt.
  • Those Wily Coyotes: Coyote, though Xanatos named him such as a reflection on his own Trickster nature; Coyote himself isn't particularly tricky.
  • Token Good Teammate: Dingo. He's arguably the sanest of the bunch, and the only one who, given the chance, didn't mutilate or mutate himself when the Pack received their upgrades.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Sort of, as the treacherous ones were the ones who chose transhumanism when offered; Dingo was uneasy with it and was the one to eventually have a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Two-Faced: After half of Coyote 1.0's face was torn off in the Robotic Reveal, further versions always included the split face somehow.
  • Wolverine Claws: Hyena and Jackal.

Tony Dracon

Voiced by: Richard Grieco
We have a deal. My word as a Dracon.

A crime boss constantly harassed by the gargoyles.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Elisa, though he's not a serious threat to the gargoyles themselves. Unless he's got high-tech weaponry.
  • Arms Dealer: His business, at least in "Deadly Force".
  • Big Bad Wannabe: In a lot of superhero stories, a mob boss as powerful as Dracon would be bad news, but here he's thoroughly outclassed by both the gargoyles themselves and most of the other villains.
  • Locked into Strangeness/Skunk Stripe: After his initial encounter with the gargoyles.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: He continues his work as a crime boss from within his prison in "Turf."
  • Smug Snake: He is way out of his league when it comes to dealing with the gargoyles.

The Archmage

Voiced by: David Warner
All my lovely magic...

An evil wizard seeking ultimate power, defeated by Hudson and Goliath a thousand years ago, but later comes back with a vengeance.
  • Ascended Extra: The Archmage was originally as just a one-shot villain for "Long Way to Morning." Greg Weisman didn't think there was that much to the character...until David Warner recorded his lines. Based on Warner's performance, Weisman saw potential to bring the Archmage back and as a greater threat.
  • Bald of Evil: Bald, and evil, of course.
  • Beard of Evil: Quite a long one, at that.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: A stereotypical evil sorcerer, and he seems to really get a kick out of it.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: His real name is unknown. Even Word of God isn't telling.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Evil Mentor: To the Magus, and to Demona in her youth. Word of God is that it was he who first gave her a taste for power, though she'd never admit it. His cruelty towards her can't have improved her attitude about humans, etiher...
  • Evil Old Folks: An old man with aspirations of tyranny and ultimate power.
  • Evil Sorcerer: For him, it's practically a lifestyle.
  • Future Me Scares Me / Past Me Annoys Me: Humorously, technically it's literally also Twenty Minutes into the Future, too.
  • Generic Dooms Day Villain: To be expected since he was originally planned as a one-shot villain with nothing to flesh him out. He wants power, considered taking over Scotland, and then decides to Take Over the World, and didn't even seem to have a plan as to what he would do with after that.
  • A God Am I: After he gets the Grimorum, the Phoenix Gate, and the Eye of Odin, he goes on this big power trip.
  • Large Ham: Quite possibly his most defining trait since it kept him from becoming a one-shot villain.
  • Loophole Abuse: By literally eating the Grimorum, Archmage made its power a part of himself, allowing him to take outside magic into Avalon.
  • Motive Decay: A fairly minor example, but when first introduced the Archmage seems mostly interested in getting revenge on Prince Malcolm and doesn't appear to regard Goliath as much more than a pawn. During the Avalon arc Goliath has suddenly become the main target of his vengeance and he never mentions Malcolm (or for that matter Hudson, the actual leader of the gargoyles as far as he knew) although from his point of view it hasn't been very long since that vendetta took up most of his time.
    • Justified considering that Goliath was the one who took the Grimorum from him, and thus ended his plan to kill Prince Malcolm, along with the fact that Goliath dodging his final attack caused him to fall in the cliff nearly killing him.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Due to being saved by his future self.
  • Physical God: Graduates to one after absorbing the magic of the Grimorum and wielding the Eye of Odin, which seemed to make him more powerful than the Weird Sisters. When he loses the Eye, on the other hand...
  • Smug Snake: Incredibly arrogant, and he's not all talk, but he's not as smart as he thinks he is.
  • Stable Time Loop: How he cheats death; the future him saved the past him who would then go on to save him and then....
  • Take Over the World: Initially, he didn't even know what to do with his newfound powers and set his sights on Scotland, until his future-self told him of the big picture.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He goes from being a one-shot villain appearing in a flashback who is easily defeated by Goliath to a much more powerful force to be reckoned with.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Word of God states that the Weird Sisters pretended to be The Dragon for him, when he was in fact theirs.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him?: This occurs in "Avalon" during his big fight with Goliath, who is very outclassed:
    Archmage: I could destroy you with a word.
    Archmage: Because I'm having too much fun!
    • Even more glaring: he could have killed the gargoyles during daytime in their own lair in NY. He could have travel in time and learn all of his enemies' secrets and weaknesses. Instead, he give our heroes some time to prepare themselves and then got his ass kicked.
      • Justified in that he was wearing the Eye of Odin, which, in addition to granting tremendous power, also makes the wearer "more like him/herself." The Archmage was already a petty, egomaniacal wizard obsessed with vengeance against all who slighted him...

Dr. Anton Sevarius

Voiced by: Tim Curry
For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!

A freelance geneticist specializing in creating mutates and clones - for evil!
  • Bad Bad Acting: Averted in his first appearance, but every other time he tries to fake something, it's almost painful how bad he is. And hilarious.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Though it was in the non-canon Goliath Chronicles, Sevarius seemed to genuinely care about the "Little Anton" genetic gargoyle monstrosity he had created out of the main gargoyles' DNA, and seemed honestly saddened by his death.
  • The Evil Genius: Professionally.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: The Mutates and Wolf's upgrade were his work.
  • For Science!: "Plus there's the money...and I do love the drama!"
  • For the Evulz: Why he does what he does. In addition to science, the money, and, of course the drama!
  • Karma Houdini: He has yet to receive any comeuppance for his crimes.
  • Large Ham: Did you expect anything less from Tim Curry? In his first appearance, he intentionally played a stereotypical (and older) mad scientist as part of a ruse. He finds playing the role of a Large Ham to be fun.
  • Mad Scientist: And he is damn proud of it.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: No morals at all, actually.
  • Playing with Syringes: His job in a nutshell.

The Hunters

A family of masked vigilantes who have hunted Demona over a millennium, attacking any other gargoyle that enters their sights as well.

The Hunters in general:

  • Arch-Enemy: Collectively, to Demona.
  • Badass Normal: Every single one of them.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The original Hunter, Gillecomgain, devoted his life to kill Demona because she slashed his face. The next ones just did it because she didn't get along with Duncan and Canmore. After that, it became a cycle of You Killed My Father.
  • The Dreaded: Those who know of the Hunters know to fear them.
  • The Family That Slays Together: The Canmores became this with whole generations training for nothing but Demona's death. According to the Bad Guys comic Spin-Off, some still are.
  • Fantastic Racism: Towards gargoyles. Gillecomgain because Demona disfigured him, Duncan because they were a threat to him, Canmore because he blamed Demona for his father's death, and the modern Hunters because they've really known nothing else all their lives.
  • Hypocrite: Given that the modern Hunters have little but Fantastic Racism as a motive, they're really just as bad as Demona.
  • The Hunter: Duh.
  • Irisless Eye Mask Of Mystery: The Hunters of the past avert this trope by having fully visible eyes. The Hunters of Gargoyles' present (as exemplified by Robyn as shown in the picture under her entry) play this trope straight possibly implying some sort of device is built into their masks.
  • Knight Templar: To the point that they threaten to kill their own allies for simply questioning their mission. Not actively denouncing it, questioning it.
  • Legacy Character: From Gillecomgain (although Constantine invented the iconic Hunter mask) to Duncan, to Canmore, and so on.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Although some of Canmore's descendants may be more misguided than evil.
  • The Real Remington Steele: The first time the Hunter was seen in modern day, it was Macbeth in disguise.
  • Secret Identity: Hence the masks.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crime: Jason leads them to this when they learn of the existence of the Manhattan Clan, even going so far as to say "The only good gargoyle is a dead gargoyle."
  • You Killed My Father: Most of the Hunters have had this as the reason for their grudge. Specifically, Gillecomgain's grudge against Findlaech, Malcolm Canmore's grudge against Macbeth, and Jason, Robyn, and Jon's grudge against Demona. Even Constantine is implied to hate gargoyles specifically because they killed his father.

Gillecomgain

Voiced by: Cam Clarke (as a boy), Jim Cummings

Look closely creature, 'tis your handiwork, done when I was but a boy. Remember?
The original Hunter. He began his vendetta against the gargoyle race in the 10th century when an unprovoked Demona slashed his face, leaving him permanently scarred.
  • Badass
    • Badass Grandpa: Even at fifty, he managed to hold his own against Demona and Macbeth.
  • Bastard Understudy: To King Constantine, as shown in the SLG comics.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: For Demona, her attack on the young Gillecomgain was an entirely unremarkable incident that she doesn't remember.
  • Clark Kenting: Gillecomgain's face was slashed by Demona, leaving obvious scars. Those same kind of scars are on his mask, yet no one knew he was the Hunter until his death.
    • Possibly justified by the fact that Constantine invented the symbol of the Hunter, so people may have associated the red-striped black mask (or face paint) with Constantine rather than Gillecomgain.
  • Defiant to the End: He kept trying to kill Demona, even when it would mean his own death.
  • Dirty Coward: He uses Gruoch as a hostage when Macbeth takes the upper hand in their sword fight.
  • Disney Villain Death: Which had it's share of karma to it; he killed Macbeth's father, and tried to kill Macbeth and Demona, by thowing them from a building.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: To Duncan.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as a farmboy and became a Professional Killer and famed gargoyle slayer.
  • Harmful to Minors: Getting slashed in the face and nearly killed as a child would have some serious mental side effects.
  • Hero Killer: To Findlaech.
  • Guttural Growler: A given for any character played by Jim Cummings.
  • In the Hood: When he kills Findlaech.
  • Karmic Death: He killed Macbeth's father by pushing him off of a castle wall; twelve years later, Demona and Macbeth kill him by pushing him off of that same castle wall.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The reason he betrays Duncan.
  • Psycho for Hire: In addition to his gargoyle hunting, Gillecomgain also served Duncan as an assassin.
  • Scars Are Forever: Gillecomgain's scars remained quite visible from the night Demona struck him until his death some 40 years later.
  • The Sociopath: As an adult, Gillecomgain was a heartless killer who treated his own wife like she was nothing, had no loyalty to his king, and had no problem tormenting Macbeth by using the woman he loved as a human shield.
  • Standard Hero Reward: Inverted, as he and Duncan are both villains. Nevertheless, Duncan did reward him with the stewardship of Clan Moray and later Gruoch's hand in marriage as a reward for assassinating Findlaech.
  • Teens Are Monsters: He is shown as already being a violent, revenge-obsessed lunatic as a young man in the SLG comics.
  • Unknown Rival: Demona wasn't unaware of Gillecomgain, since he became a fairly major thorn in her side, but even after he is unmasked she has no idea why he's so fixated on killing her.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Until he ran into Demona.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Not a particularly sympathetic example, but it was Gillecomgain's suffering at Demona's hands that drove him to villainy.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Obviously Demona, and he has no problem using Gruoch as a Human Shield.

King Duncan

Voiced by: Neil Dickson

There will always be a Hunter, my son. And there will always be the hunted.

Macbeth's cousin and the King of Scotland during most of his life. The character here is depicted more closely to his historical counterpart than the character in Shakespeare's play and is decidedly less sympathetic. He is the actual forefather of the Hunters that came to follow.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When Gillecomgain informed Duncan of Findlaech's death, this was Duncan's response.
    • Also after his death.
  • Asshole Victim: Of the Weird Sisters' magic.
  • Beard of Evil: As an older adult.
  • Disney Villain Death: The writers consciously tried to avert this by having Macbeth defeat him by throwing a magic orb given to him by the Weird Sisters at him, but Duncan's electrocuted body then falls over a cliff anyway.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Ever paranoid that Macbeth would try to usurp his crown, Duncan could not believe that Macbeth was actually loyal to him. He is clearly surprised, for example, when Macbeth saves his life.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Macbeth.
  • The Evil Prince: He had Findlaech killed so that Macbeth could never become king.
  • Jerkass: He seemed to revel in making Macbeth's life miserable.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He lays siege to Macbeth's lands after hearing the Weird Sisters' prophecy that he would one day reign as kings despite the fact that Macbeth had just saved his life.
  • Xanatos Gambit: By telling Macbeth that Gillecomgain murdered Finlaech, Duncan ensured one of two results: either Macbeth will kill Gillecomgain, eliminating the assaassin that Duncan can no longer control, or Gillcomgain will kill Macbeth, eliminating a potential threat to Duncan's claim to the throne.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He reveals Gillecomgain's identity as the Hunter to Macbeth after he becomes too hard to control, ensuring a fight to the death between the two.

Canmore

Voiced by: J.D. Daniels (as a boy), Neil Dickson

I am Canmore, son of Duncan. The true king of Scotland.

Duncan's son, better known as Malcolm. He took up the mantle of the Hunter to avenge his father's death on Macbeth's hands and take back what he saw as his rightful place on the throne.

Jason Canmore

Voiced by: Diedrich Bader, Scott Cleverdon (as a boy)

We all suffered from my stubbornness, but I've finally come to my senses.

The oldest of the modern-day Canmore siblings and the leader of the modern-day Hunters. Under the guise of policeman Jason Conover he has a brief romantic relationship with Elisa before his identiry as a Hunter is revealed. Though he is initially the most fierce and outspoken of the modern-day Hunters, he comes to see the gargoyles as they really are at the conclusion of the "Hunter's Moon multiparter". Unfortunately, he is then accidentally shot by his brother Jon and left paralyzed from the waist down.

Robyn Canmore

Voiced by: Sheena Easton

I have spent my life hunting gargoyles. Or rather, wasted my life hunting gargoyles.
The middle child of the modern-day Canmore siblings and Jason's second-in-command. After Jason's appearant death during the hunt, she comes to realize the pointlessness of the vendetta and eventually makes a full Heel-Face Turn. In the SLG comic spin-off Bad Guys she becomes the leader of the Redemption Squad (see bellow).

Jon Canmore / John Castaway

Voiced by: Scott Cleverdon, J. D. Daniels (as a boy), Alan Cumming ("The Journey")

What have I done? What have I... what have they done! I will have my revenge, the hunt is not over!
The youngest of the modern-day Canmore siblings. Jon is initially by far the most reluctant and sympathetic to the gargoyles out of all the Hunters, but after being briefly convinced that Jason was murdered by Goliath he becomes convinced that the gargoyles must be destroyed, which only intensifies after he accidentally cripples the returned Jason and is unable to handle his guilt so he projects it on the gargoyles (the same way that Demona projects hers on humanity). He consequently adopts the identity of "John Castaway" and forms a new gargoyle-hunting organization called the Quarrymen.
  • Affably Evil: He's quite a gentleman.
  • Anti-Villain: He starts out as extremely reluctant in his villainy and quite willing to give up his life as a Hunter.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Before witnessing his older brother's apparent death at Goliath's hands, he really was the nicest of the three Canmore siblings.
  • Badass Mustache: Sports one after adapting the moniker of Castaway.
  • Big Bad: In The Goliath Chronicles.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Less so than his siblings. At first, anyway.
  • Decomposite Character: The writers of the Goliath Chronicles largely treated John Castaway as a separate character from Jon Canmore and only made extremely vague connections between the two. By the time of "Angels in the Night" their motives and personalities come across as drastically different.
  • Evil Counterpart: To be precise, an evil human counterpart to the already evil Demona.
  • Fantastic Racism: Like all the Hunters, but his is less extreme than Jason's at first. When he thinks that Goliath killed Jason, however, Jon becomes fanatically hateful of all gargoyles.
  • General Ripper: As leader of the Quarrymen.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Just like Demona's.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: He has one despite being a villain.
  • My God What Have I... What Have THEY Done?: Making him ironically similar to Demona.
  • Sibling Team: With Jason and Robyn.
  • That Man Is Dead: He says something to this effect about his life as Jon Canmore when confronted by his sister in the comic.
  • Token Good Teammate: He was until his total role reversal with Jason.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: In the comics, he takes great care to uphold the public persona of the Quarrymen as a necessary, benevolent protection force. In The Goliath Chronicles, he couldn't care less, but somehow manages to be a well-regarded industrialist anyway.

Constantine III

Voiced by: Ian Buchanan

A historical king of Scotland, portrayed here as an usurper to the throne and a cunning manipulator. He was the catalyst to Princess Katharine, the Magus and Tom fleeing to Avalon with the Wyvern gargoyle eggs. The comic continuation shows him forming a twisted sort of father-son relationship with young Gillecomgain and designing the emblem of the Hunters.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: He tries to force Princess Katharine into marriage, prompting her to flee to the island of Avalon.
  • Bald of Evil: After shaving his head in "Tyrants." This was done to mimic history, as the real Constantine was known as "Constantine the Bald."
  • Manipulative Bastard: He dupes Finella, the woman who loves him, into luring King Kenneth to his demise under the pretense of wanting to tell him of their intentions to marry in private.
  • Predecessor Villain: To the Hunters, in that he tutored Gillecomgain in gargoyle-shattering and appears to have designed to Hunter emblem to be used as war paint.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: "As we understand it, the king makes the rules."
  • Shoot the Messenger: He orders a messenger from the Grim's army killed in the comic despite the rules of war.
  • The Usurper: He murdered King Kenneth and stole his crown.

The Illuminati

The Illuminati are an ancient secret society said to secretly rule and manipulate the world. Initially, the Illuminati are treated as just one of Matt Bluestone's many crackpot conspiracy theories, but as the series progresses, they turn out to be quite real. Some of the central antagonists of the series are members, including Xanatos, who is a lower-echelon member. Ponder that.

The Illuminati as a whole:

  • Ancient Conspiracy: Going back to Arthurian times.
  • Bigger Bad: The Illuminati Society as a whole; a group of chessmasters so skilled and influential that Xanatos is at the bottom of their hierarchy, but they're only directly involved in one episode and indirectly in a handful of others. The comic continuation indicates that they would have ended up in a more central role had the series continued.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Reinforced in the comic, where Martin Hacker gives three Illuminati operatives three contradictory statements on what the Illuminati wish to do with the gargoyles.
  • You Are Number Six: Illuminati must identify themselves to each other by rank, which each tier having an amount of members of the same number (one One, two Twos, etc.); the lowest rank is Thirty-Six. Xanatos, Thailog, Matt Bluestone and John Castaway are all Thirty-Sixes. Peredur fab Ragnal, the Fisher King, is One. That gives them 666 members all in all, a fact not gone unnoticed by the fans.

Peredur fab Ragnal

Everything we planned... I must contact the upper echelons immediately!
The leader of the Illuminati, and presumably the same person as Sir Percival, a knight of King Arthur's round table. He resides in Castle Carbonek and appears to maintain immortality with the use of the Holy Grail.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He apparently founded the Illuminati to "make things right", the implications of which, along with Peredur's own motives, remain unknown.
  • Blond Guys are Morally Ambiguous: The Illuminati's hands are definitely not clean, and Peredur's the head of the organisation.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Weisman's mental voice actor for Peredur is Jude Law.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Well, we don't know enough about him to properly classify him as "evil", but he's the head of a society that's morally dubious at best, and claims to love both Duval and Blanchefleur.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He has only made a very brief appearance in the SLG comic, but if Matt's theories about the Illuminati hold any ground he has to be one of the most powerful people in the Gargoyles universe.
  • Pretty Boy: Quite the looker, to be sure.
  • Really 700 Years Old: If he is Sir Percival, he's be nearly as old as Arthur himself.

Duval

Finally... Two!

One of the two Twos of the society. He resides in Castle Carbonek alongside Peredur and appears to have a bad relationship with Blanchefleur.

Blanchefleur

Bugger off!

One of the three Threes in the Illuminati society, and Peredur's wife. She resides with him in Castle Carbonek and appears to have a bad relationship with Duval.

Shari

The story is told — though who can say if it be true...

Introduced in the comic continuation, Shari is a mysterious girl with a high standing in the Illuminati (one of the nine Nines), who first appears in the Labyrinth, pretending to be one of the homeless who live there. When Thailog attacks, she volunteers to go warn Goliath, but never does. She currently aids Thailog as his assistant. Strongly implied to be Scheherazade.

Mace Malone

Voiced by: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

You should see the dental plan.
A New York gangster who has been kept alive beyond his normal lifespan by the Illuminati's life-rejuvenating drugs. He was one of the Illuminati's main links to the underworld. He was ranked "somewhere in the high twenties."

Martin Hacker

Voiced by: Michael Bell

An FBI agent and Matt Bluestone's former partner. During Matt's FBI days, Hacker made sure he would stick to wild goose chases in his quest to expose the Illuminati. Later on he becomes the one to induct Matt into the Illuminati and the FBI liaison for the Gargoyle Taskforce. One of the 32 Thirty-Twos.
  • Affably Evil: He's nice enough to Matt.
  • Big Bad Friend/False Friend: He was either of these to Matt, though it's unclear whether he truly considers Matt a friend. At the very least, it's implied that Hacker got Matt expelled from the FBI, so there's that.
  • FBI Agent: And a mole there as well.
  • The Mole: The Illuminati's man in the FBI.
  • Smug Smiler: He keeps a smug smirk on his face while revealing his duplicity to Matt.

Falstaff / John Oldcastle

When you've got the world's biggest hen-house...who else could possibly guard it...? Except an old fat fox!

The Illuminati's treasurer and the self-styled "King of Thieves." He was Dingo's mentor and father figure while growing up, after the unfortunate passing of Dingo's mother. Her death at Falstaff's hands, that is.
  • Affably Evil: Lovingly raising a child and teaching him how much fun a life of crime can be minutes after secretly murdering that child's mother? You don't get much more Affably Evil than that.
  • Big Eater: Just look at the size of him!
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Fun-loving, that's for sure.
  • Expy: Weisman does so love his Shakespeare references... Falstaff is somewhat unique within the Gargoyles universe in that he and his band appear to have modeled themselves on Shakespeare's characters rather than being Shakespeare's in-universe inspirations for creating these characters like Oberon, Macbeth and the Weird Sisters.
  • Evil Mentor: To Dingo.
  • The Fagin: He took Dingo under his wing as a child and raised him to be a criminal.
  • Fat Bastard: Though he does an admirable job of acting like a Big Fun.
  • A Lady on Each Arm: He's introduced in the embrace of Mistresses Doll and Quickly, two members of his gang.

Thailog

Voiced by: Keith David
And waste my life playing guardian angel for a decrepit city infested with inferior humans...where's the profit in that?

Goliath's clone, designed to combine his physical attributes with Xanatos's intelligence and ruthlessness.
  • Badass: Outsmarting Xanatos certainly qualifies him.
  • Big Bad: Word of God is that he would have likely evolved into this had the series continued. Shades of it can be seen in the comic continuation.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He knows he's evil and he's quite proud of it.
  • The Chessmaster: He takes after and surpasses Xanatos in this regard.
  • Clone Degeneration: In the non-canon The Goliath Chronicles.
  • Did You Just Scam Xanatos?: In "Double Jeopardy". He plays Demona like a harp in "Sanctuary" and "The Reckoning", as well.
  • Evil Counterpart: To both Goliath and Xanatos.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this with Xanatos and Demona, reducing them to pawns.
  • Evil Laugh: Indulges in this more than any other villain in the series. He even lampshades it as his "maniacal laugh" in the comics.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: A given, since he shares Goliath's voice actor.
  • Evil Twin: Goliath's
  • Genius Bruiser: As smart as Xanatos and as strong as Goliath.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Xanatos wanted someone who was as powerful as Goliath but shared his own, profit-oriented worldview. Because that couldn't possibly backfire.
  • It's All About Me: A defining trait that sets him apart from Xanatos and Demona, Thailog is concerned with his benefit alone and never displays the capacity to care about anything but himself.
  • Jerkass: Thailog is an asshole. He feigns feelings for Demona as a plan to send her to to her death, and when he had clones of the Manhattan clan made, he kept their intelligence deliberately limited and commenting all they need to know is "Obey Thailog."
  • Has Three Daddies: He refers to Goliath, Sevarius and Xanatos as his "three fathers." Guess which ones he takes after the most.
  • Karma Houdini: According to the comic continuation, he survived the fire in "The Reckoning" and regained control of Nightstone Unlimited.
  • Large Ham: He probably gets it from Sevarius, and similarly plays up his performances when he deems the scene appropriate for it. Described by Weisman as "a bit of a performer," the things he says can't necessarily be taken at face value. On the other hand, like Demona, he can be chillingly cold when he wants to be.
  • Laughably Evil: Unlike Xanatos, Thailog has no redeeming qualities and yet still manages to be highly entertaining.
  • Manipulative Bastard: With shades of Magnificence.
  • Oedipus Complex: He tries to kill Goliath, had a relationship with Demona, and even created a hybrid clone of Demona and Elisa when he tired of Demona.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: He rebelled against Xanatos in no time at all.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A side-effect from the accelerated growth process.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Almost. (If the letter thorn were still in use, Þailog would be Goliaþ backwards.)
  • That Thing Is Not My Child!: Inverted. Goliath is disgusted at Xanatos's use of his DNA, but admits that Thailog isn't to blame and deserves freedom. In the same amount of time, however, Thailog decides that Goliath is too soft to admire.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: He spent his early life being subliminally indoctrinated by Xanatos. Of course, this was going to happen.
  • The Unfettered: Takes this even further than Xanatos, lacking any of his humanizing traits or his sense of honor.
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Demona, until he betrays her.
  • Wicked Cultured: Took the first name "Alexander" when indirectly posing as a reclusive financial wizard after Alexander the Great, for whom he harbors admiration. In the comics continuation, he takes this a step further by lounging in a toga. According to Word of God, he also speaks many languages, French included.

The Quarrymen

A KKK-esque group of gargoyle hunters formed by John Castaway.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In The Goliath Chronicles, the Quarrymen couldn't care less about public safety and were also apparently aware that the gargoyles were trying to protect people, which is odd given that when Castaway recruits them in the first episode, they are just normal, concerned citizens who genuinely believe the gargoyles are a menace to society.
  • Drop the Hammer: Their weapon of choice is a big-ass, electrified sledgehammer that can shatter a sleeping gargoyle in one hit, and badly injure a live one.
  • Faceless Goons: Much like the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Fantastic Racism: Against gargoyles.
  • Mooks: For Castaway.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Very much so in The Goliath Chronicles.

Bruno

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Xanatos's chief of Security.
  • Diminishing Villain Threat: In his debut, he and the team had the still-adjusting gargoyles on their toes. In "Metamorphosis," he and another guard still proved powerful foes. Eventually, he's being slapped around by his boss' crazy and magically changed fiance, Tony Dracon, and easily subdued by Goliath in "Monsters."
  • Mauve Shirt: Best evidenced in "Monsters" where he is the only security guard not to drown.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Leads the security team, responsible from mundane tasks like guarding things, to corporate espionage.
  • Put on a Bus: Of all of the Xanatos staff, he is the least seen, and after the first season episodes, he disappears until "Monsters," and after that he doesn't appear again.
    • He reappears in the comics, still in his old job.

    Others 

New York civilians

Margot Yale & Brendan Quarters

Voiced by: Marina Sirtis (Margot, main series), Tress Macneille (Margot, Goliath Chronicles), Pat Fraley (Brendan, "Awakening"), Cam Clarke (Brendan, other episodes)

The very cynical Assistant District Attorney and her husband.

Vinnie Grigori

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

A strange man who, throughout the series, suffers various unnoticed misfortune because of the gargoyles, and eventually gets fed up.

Capt. Maria Chavez

Voiced by: Rachel Ticotin, Elisa Gabrielli ("Revelations")

The captain in charge of Elisa's precinct.

Officer Morgan Morgan

Voiced by: Keith David

A police officer in the NYPD and a friend of Elisa's.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: He's seen eating donuts in "Temptation," though the sight of Brooklyn gliding in the air on a motorcycle convinces him to go off sugar.
  • Nice Guy: Consistently nice, and does not get upset with Elisa when he realizes in "Bash" that he's just her rebound guy.
  • Recurring Extra: He starts out as one, but gradually gets slightly larger roles in the series, culminating in his date with Elisa in "Masque" and "Bash."
  • Repetitive Name: Inspired by a former classmate of Greg Weisman's.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To Elisa.

Preston Vogel

Voiced by: Peter Scolari

Halcyon Renard's right-hand man and confidant. Smart, capable, but not all that loyal—the near-perfect employee. No blood relation to Owen Burnett.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: Despite betraying Renard, Vogel couldn't bring himself to leave the old man to die.
  • Contagious Heroism: Working with the moral Halcyon Renard and Goliath's good character has rubbed off on him.
  • Expy: At first glance, he's just a Palette Swap of Owen Burnett and, indeed, when he first appeared, he was negatively received by audiences who thought the writers only knew how to write one kind of executive. Subverted in that, in-universe, it's Owen who's an Expy of Vogel.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: For a long while, but he got better.
  • The Starscream: Unlike Owen to Xanatos, Vogel has no problem with turning on Renard when offered enough money. However, when Fox's plan to sabotage Fortress-2 threatens to kill Renard and the staff in Cyberbiotics tower, he's quick to turn back to Renard's side.
  • The Stoic: Although less so than Owen.
  • Yes-Man: Shows some signs of this. "You're a genius, sir," indeed.

Children of Oberon

Also called the Third Race, because they evolved after gargoyles and humans, emerging from the magical energies of the planet. The Children all have powerful magic and functional immortality, and are ruled by Lord Oberon and Queen Titania. All fairies, gods and great spirits from folklore and mythology are Children of Oberon. Their homeland is the magical island of Avalon. Note that they aren't Oberon's literal children; they're called that because he's their pater familias. Word of God is that Oberon and Titania have one son and one daughter together, and Oberon also has some children by human women (including Merlin).

According to Word of God, the Third Race used to be known as the Children of Mab (Mab is Oberon's crazy mother who is now Sealed Evil in a Can). If the series had continued, the gargoyles would have had to help Oberon and Titania combat a freed Mab at some point.

Lord Oberon

Voiced by: Terrence Mann
Oberon does not compromise. OBERON COMMANDS!!!

The all-powerful and rather arrogant Lord of the Third Race, likewise taken from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream."
  • Badass: The entire Manhattan clan, Xanatos and his father, Renard, Puck, and Fox all failed to stop him.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Oberon's sense of morality is confusing to the least. He's extremely polite while in a good mood, but he'll non-nonchalantly murder people simply over what he sees as trespassing on his land. He gave his word about the Gargoyles being allowed to stay in Avalon if he could be defeated, and he kept it gracefully. But his next appearance in "The Gathering" despite promising that his magic would not harm the Gargoyles, he decides to drop that decree because it's convenient. Despite his claim about not compromising, he does comprise by the end of the episode.
  • Clipped Wing Angel: In "Ill Met By Moonlight".
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After spending most "Ill Met By Moonlight" toying with the Gargoyles by manipulating the island of Avalon to attack them, they manage to goad him into fighting himself. He turns himself into diamond and swiftly defeats them in hand to hand combat without them managing to scratch him.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu??: Played somewhat straight in "Ill Met by Moolight," averted in "The Gathering."
    • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: They do manage to do some pretty serious damage in "The Gathering" at one point by hitting him with an iron harpoon. It clearly hurts, but it also makes him really mad...
  • Dynamic Entry: Oberon makes his entry by making lots of rumbling noises and raising a platform made of rock for him to stand on, complete with lightning flashes.
  • The Fair Folk: Their Lord, in fact.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly so. While he will do anything to win, if you manage to actually defeat him, he will prove himself quite cordial and respectful.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's easily angered by shows of defiance.
  • Happily Married: To Titania.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Word of God has stated that he was actually relatively humble compared to many of his people before banishing them from Avalon. Of course, by the time of the series, many of them learned greater humility. Believing that he had no lessons to learn, Oberon had remained largely the same.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Oberon pulls this off and pulls David's pistol out of his hands in almost the exact same manner in which Vader did to Han.
  • Jerkass Gods: Not a nice guy, and he's extremely powerful to boot.
  • The Juggernaut: Xanatos, his family and the Manhattan Clan tried everything they had at hand to prevent him from kidnapping Alex, including swords, force fields, flying robots, highly-powered lasers, magic and even an iron harpoon in his chest. All for nothing (and the iron harpoon only make things worse!).
  • Large Ham: "Oberon does not compromise. Oberon COMMANDS!"
  • Physical God: Possibly the single most powerful being yet seen in the Gargoyles universe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Of a sort. According to Word of God, he is far better than his insane mother, was considered highly benevolent by the standards of a thousand years ago, did banish the Third Race to learn humility, is generally thought of as a good king and has shown a willingness to forgive and compromise as long as someone (Titania) is not riling him up.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: When he initially tried to attack Xanatos's tower, he became enraged at the idea of them trying to keep him out (and succeeding with the help of a force field), causing him to become gigantic and attempt to just smash through. It isn't helped by interference from the Gargoyles and Halcyon Renard. It seems as though he'll fail when Renard manages to surround him in an energy cage, until Oberon calms down enough to realize he's not using good judgement, and simply shrinks down to pass through the bars, conjures freezing rain to keep the Gargoyles and Renard's robots and airship off his back, and simply phases through the ground around the tower (bypassing the force field completely).
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Oberon decreed that his magic would not affect the Gargoyles. When he faced them down, however, he was more than happy to use magic against them, just indirectly. "My decrees are mine to interpret!"
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Oberon isn't especially clever relying largely on brute force. As indicated by the Remembered I Could Fly, the works so often he's hardly ever needed to think when it comes to dealing with on obstacle.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Very sharp.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Skin: Done deliberately to avoid the Unfortunate Implications of associating Oberon with a specific real-life ethnicity.

Queen Titania

Voiced by: Kate Mulgrew

The wife of Oberon that he divorced. They reconciled their relationship 1000 years later.
  • Lady in Red: In her true form.
  • Manipulative Bitch: At times.
    • It's heavily hinted that, if not outright stated, that between the events of "Ill Met By Moonlight" and "The Gathering," Titania was telling all involved what they needed to hear in order to make the end justify the means. In the former, her influence arranges for the court of Princess Katharine to remain on Avalon, and in the latter, over the course of the prolonged battle with Oberon that she basically instigated, Fox's latent magical powers finally surface, which means that Alex can remain with her and David, while Puck (who doesn't want to go to the Gathering, anyway) can be left to stay, caring for and training Alex in magic from the get-go.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Word of God classifies her as this, and proud enough to flaunt it off.
  • Noble Demon: She's manipulative, but she has surprisingly benign ends for her actions like saving Katharine and her court from being killed by Oberon and allowing them to stay on Avalon.

Petros Xanatos

Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard

David Xanatos' father, a humble Greek fisherman, who dislikes his son's Machiavellian, materialistic ways.

Puck

Voiced by: Brent Spiner

One of the Children of Oberon described in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream," a prankster who relishes his independence.
  • Becoming the Mask: He loved being Owen so much he risked defying Oberon just so he could hang out with Xanatos and Fox for a few more centuries, or at least long enough for his employers to live out their lives. Later, it gets deconstructed when Oberon forces him to be Owen forever.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Tries to get Oberon to let him stay with Xanatos and Fox a little longer, for his lifespan at least. Since he managed to piss Oberon off so much, he bares him from Avalon forever and forbids him from using magic except when protecting or instructing Xanatos's son.
  • Bored With Insanity: "The Puck has played many roles...but never that of Straight Man."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: As befits a trickster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In "The Mirror", he snarks at Demona at every opportunity.
  • The Fair Folk: He's manipulative and very unpredictable, with most of his actions being driven by whatever he finds to fun.
  • For the Lulz
    Goliath: Puck! I should've known. But why this subterfuge?
    Puck: Hey, I live for subterfuge!

The Weird Sisters

Voiced by: Kath Soucie
All things are true.

Three powerful Children of Oberon who interfere in the series from time to time, particularly where Demona and Macbeth are concerned, loosely adapted from the Three Witches of Macbeth as well as various Three Goddess myths. Their goals and motives are their own.
  • The Chessmaster: They've been more or less running Demona and Macbeth's lives for over 900 years, and Word of God is that they were playing the Archmage for a fool as well.
  • Creepy Triplets: Mysterious at best, downright unsettling at worst.
  • Evil Is Petty: Or Blue and Orange Morality is petty, possibly. It was their job to keep everybody out of Avalon until Oberon returned, and the Magus caused them to fail. They even agree to the Archmage's thousand-year plan for revenge, just to settle their score with the Magus. They go out of their way to go after him when their plan is working.
  • Gambit Roulette: Their plan to use Demona, Macbeth and the Archmage to regain control of Avalon would be one, except that the Sisters seem to have some ability to see the future and therefore could predict where their pawns would end up.
  • Hair Colors: The only way to tell them apart. Phoebe has golden hair (and is the least malevolent one), symbolizing Grace; Luna has Mystical White Hair and is the most detached, symbolizing Fate; and Seline is a Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette who symbolizes Vengeance.
  • The Hecate Sisters: As a reference to the Maiden/Mother/Crone mythology, they appear in disguises of various ages. Demona sees them as three elderly female gargoyles, Macbeth sees them as three elderly human women, Goliath sees them as three little human girls, etc.
    • Word of God says that, depending on which sister is in ascendance at the moment, they are the three Graces, the three Fates or the three Furies, but also that they always have aspects of all three identities.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The Archmage takes over their plan to re-gain Avalon and uses it for his own purpoes. Also subverted in that, by doing so, he was still helping them achieve their goals anyway.
  • Hive Mind: They're less three separate beings and more one being with three distinct aspects.
  • Hot Girls Are Manipulative Bitches: They're attractive and definitely manipulative.
  • Mystical White Hair: All three of them are highly mystical; Luna is probably the most mystical of the three, and has white hair.

Raven

Voiced by: Laurence Bain

A trickster Child of Oberon from American Indian mythology who frequently assumes the form of a raven. He has his eyes set on conquering Queen Florence Island.
  • Karma Houdini: He gets off scot-free and is later seen attending the Gathering.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He plays Goliath like a harp throughout most of the episode in which he appears, making him believe Grandmother is a villain and he himself a persecuted gargoyle.

Grandmother

Voiced by: Amentha Dymally

A benevolent Child of Oberon who protects Queen Florence Island and advises Chief Natsilane.

Anubis

Voiced by: Tony Jay

The Egyptian god of death and the afterlife.
  • Badass Baritone: He is voiced by Tony Jay after all.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: For a god of death, Anubis is not at all malevolent.
  • Death Takes a Holiday: While the Emir and the Pack imprison him, everyone on Earth is prevented from dying (though we never actually see the consequences of this).
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Refreshingly averted. Though he both looks and sounds rather sinister, Anubis is not portrayed as a villain and the episode featuring him in fact has the moral that death is a natural part of life that must be accepted.
  • Fusion Dance: Forced to merge with two different mortals in his debut episode. He has next-to-no influence over the fused form and whomever he's bound to is the one who has control.
  • The Grim Reaper: Although a benevolent example.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: With the scroll of Thut, Jackal, and later the Emir, take over Anubis' powers.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Regards death as "the ultimate fairness" and is adamant about not showing favoritism.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't lose his cool despite being imprisoned. Even when giving his warnings he stays calm.
  • Time Master: Oddly enough is shown to have this power when fused with Jackal, who rewinds time turning Hyena into a baby and speeds up time for everything else, such as causing Coyote to rust into scrap metal.
  • Voice of the Legion: Whenever fused with someone.

The Banshee / Cromm-Cruach

Voiced by: Sheena Easton (Banshee), Frank Welker (Cromm-Cruach)

A Child of Oberon residing in Ireland who prides herself on her destructive siren voice.
  • Composite Character: Cromm-Cruach in Irish legends is not connected to Banshees in any way.
    • Word of God from Greg Weisman suggests that legends of the Morrigan refer to the Banshee, though this is only after a fan told him about the Morrigan and her love/hate relationship with Cu Chullain on Ask Greg, as he wasn't familiar with her.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Oberon gags her mouth in "The Gathering, Part I" for disobeying his summons to Avalon, preventing her from using her siren voice.

Anansi

Voiced by: LeVar Burton

A trickster Child of Oberon residing in Nigeria in the form of a spider.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When the battle starts to turn against him, he rather pathetically offers to "spin wishes" for the heroes and grant them treasures beyond counting.
  • Big Eater: Like African Elephant big.
  • Deal with the Devil: His stock in trade. He made both Fara Maku and Tea Gora were-panthers in exchange for them hunting for him, but as Elisa's mother Diane points out, his gifts always come at a price.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Which, given his size, is to be expected.
  • Fat Bastard: So fat, in fact, that he can't fight the heroes once his webs have been cut. And his goal is to become even fatter.
  • Giant Spider: Huge spider.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Anansi's gluttony left him so fat that he couldn't keep fighting after his web was cut.
  • Karma Houdini: He escapes and is later seen attending the Gathering.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated the original were-panther, and the subsequent were-panthers, into hunting his food for him.
  • The Trickster: The trickster god of Africa.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He was defeated when his web was cut down because he was too fat to move properly on the ground.

Odin

Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard

The chief god of the Norse pantheon and a powerful Child of Oberon. The Eye of Odin, a magical Amplifier Artifact that appears many times throughout the series, originally belonged to him.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If he had just explained his intentions and who he was to Goliath, Goliath would most likely have given the Eye to him. Odin even admits at the end of his starring episode that he is out of practice dealing with mortals.

Coyote

Voiced by: Gregg Rainwater

A trickster figure of American Indian lore.
  • Badass in Distress: He is captured by Xanatos and nearly forced into granting him immortality.
  • Doppelgänger: The form he assumes for most of "Cloud Fathers" is an imitation of young Peter Maza.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted and Played for Laughs. The characters constantly have to take care not to confuse Coyote the Trickster with Coyote the robot.
    David Xanatos: Ironic isn't it, one Coyote catching another?
    Coyote: I should sue you for trademark infringement!
  • Reverse Psychology: He tries to use it in order to push Elisa's father Peter Maza into accepting his heritage.

Others

The Redemption Squad

Voiced by: note  Jim Cummings (Matrix), Bruce Locke (Yama), James Belushi (Fang)

A team made out of people who previously fought the Manhattan Clan, organized by persons unknown and led by Robyn Canmore. The stars of the Comic Book Spin-Off Bad Guys. The members are the Hunter (Robyn), ex-Pack member Dingo, artificial intelligence Matrix, Japanese gargoyle Yama and the mutate Fang. Tropes about Robyn and Dingo can be found above.

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