* ActingForTwo: Creator/ClancyBrown voices Hakon, Tomas Brod and Wolf. Eventually, it's explained that Hakon is actually Wolf's distant ancestor, and Wolf ends up encountering his ghost after he steals his battle-axe.
** Creator/JohnRhysDavies voices both (adult) Macbeth and Findlaech. He averts TalkingToHimself, though, since Findlaech doesn't exist in the same time period as adult Macbeth. (He was killed in 1020, and adult Macbeth is first seen in 1032.)
** Creator/MichaelDorn voices both [[ALoadOfBull Taurus and Taurus' father]]. The latter was actually a shape-shifter named Proteus.
* ActorAllusion: Elisa's alias in "Turf" was "Salli", which is her voice actor's name.
** Also, an Irish teenager says (about Bronx) that there's [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} more than meets the eye]]. Bronx is voiced by Creator/FrankWelker, who also voiced Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (among ''many'' other roles).
* BadExportForYou: Sweden never got the series proper, instead it got a compilation movie put together with the 5 pilot episodes undubbed.
* BannedEpisode: The episode Deadly Force was removed from rotation for a while, then re-aired with the scene of Broadway accidentally shooting Elisa with her own gun edited to remove the blood around Elisa's body.
* BreakthroughHit: GregWeisman's fame as a writer all started with this series.
* CastingGag: The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' actors voicing most of the villains or {{t|heTrickster}}rickster characters.
* ChannelHop: From syndication to Creator/{{ABC}} for the third season.
* TheDanza: Elisa's undercover name is "Salli". The same first name of her voice actress, Salli Richardson.
* DeletedScene: In the first run of the series, [[spoiler:Goliath was fighting Jon wearing a PowerArmor. At some point, the former pinned the latter on the floor and savagely pound on his helm. Seeing that his hits weren't getting through, Goliath started ripping the armor when Elisa and Jason entered the scene. In later broadcasts and in the DVD release, the pounding sequence was cut.]]
* EditedForSyndication: Toon Disney initially banned the episode "Deadly Force" because the episode revolved around Elisa's near-fatal shooting by Broadway (who was playing around with her gun). In 2002, Toon Disney finally showed the episode, but the part where Elisa gets shot uses a fake zoom-in on Elisa's face to cover up the blood around Elisa's torso. A later scene in this episode has Broadway sobbing, but the sound effect lasts noticeably longer than the clip used.
** On Toon Disney and the VHS video release of "Awakenings, Part Two," Xanatos's line "Pay a man enough, and he'll walk barefoot into Hell," was cut. The DVD version has the line uncensored.
** In Toon Disney airings of "The Reckoning," Fang saying "Kinky" after witnessing Demona's transformation into a human is cut.
** All reruns of ''The Goliath Chronicles'' have different end credits compared to the ABC run; the Buena Vista TV logo is replaced with the Walt Disney TV logo, and the background is different, too. This was to eliminate references to the ''[[Film/ToyStory Toy Story Treats]]'', which were vignettes that were interspersed throughout the 1996-97 ABC Saturday Morning lineup, including commercial bumpers with the Green Army Men; the reason the credits were included was because ''Chronicles'' was positioned near the end of the block at 11:30 AM (presumably the last program, ''Series/FlashForward1996'', couldn't have the credits because it was produced in Canada, and neither could the ABC Weekend Specials which followed at 12:30).
* ExecutiveMeddling: The {{Retool}} of the third season was caused by Disney replacing the entire production team. There's also the matter of the higher fees that caused the comic's cancellation.
** WordOfGod says that the trio's motorcycle and helicopter were mandated by higher-ups who wanted to be able to sell them as toys. Of course, the motorcycle blew up within five minutes of its debut, and the helicopter showed up in one episode and was then never mentioned again...
** Laura San Giacomo's agent refused to let her be credited for the role of Fox, believing it would damage her reputation to be on an animated show.
* FridayNightDeathSlot: Metaphorically. The series was moved to Saturday mornings and then lobotomized to have it fit kid-vid expectations (see also ExecutiveMeddling).
* {{Jossed}}: Due to having so much WordOfGod around, this has happened ''many times'', on issues such as gargoyle customs and breeding habits, Elisa and Goliath's ability to reproduce, Lexington's sexuality, Katana's physical appearance, etc. Looking at older fanfics can sometimes be a very strange experience...
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series is available on DVD in its entirety with the exception of ''The Goliath Chronicles'', which is unlikely to ever get a DVD release anytime soon due to its dismal reception and even being considered [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]] by Greg Weisman.
** Greg Weisman as been pretty vocal that he has no plans to push for a DVD release. [[https://twitter.com/greg_weisman/status/498606185566588928]], [[https://twitter.com/greg_weisman/status/552687210676248576]].
* LineToGod: GregWeisman has this in the form of the "Ask Greg" section of fansite [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/index.php Station 8]]. Notable for at least two reasons: one, that Weisman will answer any and all questions submitted to the site given enough time (so long as they meet the site's guidelines), and two, that the site has been in more-or-less constant operation since ''1997''.\\
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Overall, this has led to a searchable archive of well over '''14,000''' answered questions since Station 8 first opened. This may account, at least in part, for the truly ''massive'' smattering of WordOfGod entries on this show's pages.
* TheMerch: [[http://gargwiki.net/Lex%27s_Helicopter Lex's Helicopter]] was created with the intention of being made for toys. Kenner, the company that made Gargoyles' toy line, declined to make a toy based on it, but did create one called the Night Striker which is very similar to it.
* NamesTheSame: Some viewers may snicker at the terrifying deep voiced cyborg gargoyle when they learn he shares his name with a popular ice cream franchise.
** Xanatos pits Coyote 4.0 against Coyote the mythical American Indian trickster. The latter threatens to sue for trademark infringement. (Xanatos: "Consider it a tribute.")
* NoExportForYou: Just try getting Disney to let you watch it online outside the United States...
** [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes The DVD's are as rare as hens teeth as well.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Actors were often cast opposite to their usual roles. Thailog was created mostly to showcase Keith David's talents as a villain, Thom Adcox [[spoiler:as future, evil Lexington]], Martina Sirtis as a member of the YuppieCouple, the list goes on. It even applies to guest stars, as Sheena Easton went from banshee to monster hunter Robyn Canmore, and Gregg Rainwater went from playing a man defending his home against a trickster in one appearance to playing another (more benevolent) trickster in the second.
* PromotedFanboy: Karine Charlesbois was a huge fan of the series and well known in the fandom. She was a staff member of [[FanConvention the Gathering]] and later became a pencil artist for the SLG Gargoyles' ''Bash'' and ''ComicBook/BadGuys''.
* ScheduleSlip: The comic books. It's almost - ''almost'' - enough to make you ''glad'' SLG had to drop the series; it deserves better.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** Season One was released on DVD in 2004, and Part One of Season Two was released in 2005. Part Two of Season Two was not released until ''2013''!
** Disney never had any idea what to do with this series, they scheduled it ''once a week'' ([[FridayNightDeathSlot on Fridays]]) as opposed to every day like the other programs on the Disney Afternoon block. The reason being because there were only ''thirteen episodes'' for Season One, they would've burned through the whole season in two-and-a-half weeks (assuming every episode was ready to air before the premiere, which they weren't).
** Production was jerked around for Season Two, with the order for 52 episodes not being firmly settled until some weeks into starting, hamstringing them a bit. This is why there are so many gaps in premiere air dates (There would've been gaps anyway due to the volume of work, but Weisman has noted they lost extra time they could've used regardless).
** They came up with [[MisaimedMarketing downright bizarre ideas for the toy line]]; there's no Pack action figures, but you can have Bronx dressed like a winged metal lion for some reason. The multi-part premiere episode was packaged with a ''board game'' for some reason.
** ''Gargoyles'' is one of the only Disney properties never to make an appearance in any kind of crossover media. ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', and so on; you name it, the show's probably never been considered for it.
* TalkingToHimself: Goliath and Thailog; the Archmage and his future self, as well as several minor characters voiced by the main cast.
** Considering that Jeff Bennett and Kath Soucie did 100+ character voices each, this is pretty much a given. A quick example would be that Jeff Bennett was Brooklyn and most of the thugs he fought, and Kath Soucie was Princess Katharine and Ophelia.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Most notably those enormous 90s cell phones. Not to mention the huge boxy computer CTR monitors.
** In ''Walkabout'', a research facility on nanotechnology still use data cartridges. What's amusing is Dingo PowerArmor is equipped to read these things.
* TropeNamer:
** XanatosGambit
** XanatosSpeedChess
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Coco was originally supposed to be part of the main cast, but was replaced by Broadway for a variety of reasons, including [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute the admission that more homely female characters are less accepted]], and that [[TeamMom female characters solve emotional and personal problems amongst the cast too easily]]. She was eventually introduced into the comics as a member of the London clan.
** Weisman also worked on a TV spinoff of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', and planned to make one episode a CrossThrough with Demona and that era's Hunter. ''Atlantis'' became a StillbornFranchise and the show was canned before it aired, but an audio track of the episode exists and Weisman says the BroadStrokes are still canon in the ''Gargoyles'' 'verse.
*** Speaking of things that MikeMignola worked on, according to the introduction to one of the ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated'' tie-in comics the project that eventually became ''Gargoyles'' actually began life as a ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' cartoon.
** A live-action film with creature design by makeup legend Rick Baker was being developed in 1998 until being cancelled.
** Creator/PatrickStewart was considered for the role of Goliath, Macbeth and King Arthur. However, Stewart's agent commanded a high salary. Greg Weisman and his crew thought of asking Creator/JonathanFrakes and Marina Sirtis to pressure Stewart's agent into lowering it down. Ultimately, they decided not to because they realized it would have been unfair to both Frakes and Stirtis.
** The series was originally conceived as an action comedy, more akin to Disney's Gummi Bears series than the show it eventually became.
** A DirectToVideo movie was in the works. "City of Stone" was originally pitched as this and while liked, it was turned down as a movie because (as Weisman conceded) the main cast only play supporting roles. "Hunter's Moon" was subsequently conceived, but a video release was scrapped altogether and it became a three-parter.
*** On a related note, "The Reckoning" was to be a two-parter and the Season 2 finale. When the movie was scrapped, it was shortened to a one-parter to help make room for "Hunter's Moon" to still be produced.
** Originally, there was going to be another Gargoyle at the series' start. Taking the name Ralph, he was going to be more reluctant to fight and instead spend his time watching television (a quality that Hudson ultimately inherited).
** The leader of the clan was originally supposed to be a female gargoyle named Dakota, but the creators couldn't work out an interesting personality for her. Goliath ended up being created to take over the leader role, while Dakota was {{ReTool}}ed into a villain, becoming Demona.
** A female human was always meant to be the clan's chief ally in the modern world, but she went through a ''lot'' of development before becoming the character familiar from the show. Most obviously, she went through several names (she was Morgan for a while), and occupations (museum curator, school teacher, even Xanatos's business partner) before finally settling on Elisa Maza, police detective. Elisa was also originally supposed to be hispanic, but was changed to match her VA's racial background.
** Similarly, the man who would become David Xanatos was always part of the show, but was originally concieved as a bungling, comical figure and a descendant of the character who would become the Magus (who was an EvilSorcerer at this stage of development- the evil tenth century wizard role would end up going to the Archmage, and the modern descendant of an ancient foe role to Wolf). When the show's focus switched from action/comedy to action/drama, though, he quickly became a more familiar Machiavellian mastermind. His name was Xavier for much of his initial conception, but was changed to Xanatos to avoid confusion with [[ComicBook/{{XMen}} another Xavier]].
** {{Creator/CBS}} was interested in broadcasting the ''ComicBook/BadGuys'' spin-off, but after Disney took over {{Creator/ABC}}, it got canceled. Only a leica reel was made and it was later shown at [[FanConvention the Gatherings]]. ''ComicBook/BadGuys'' would eventually be made in a 6 part comic book.
** The ''Goliath Cronicles'' episode "Ransom" (now known for its chikification of Fox after her son is kidnapped) was originally supposed to involve Puck and Lexington having to get Alex back from three other Avalon tricksters: Coyote, Anasi, and Raven.
** Originally, Elisa was going to be a Mulatta (half African-American, half Mexican-American) and her name was going to be "Elisa Chavez."
** All the Mayan gargoyles were planned to be snake-like, but only Zafiro ended up like this.
* TheWikiRule: Two wikis: [[http://gargoyles.wikia.com/wiki/Gargoyles_Wiki Gargoyles Wiki]] and [[http://gargwiki.net/Main_Page [=GargWiki=].]]
* WordOfGay: According to many posts at the website above, Lexington was this, but it was never implied or explicitly stated in the show. This was mentioned before the comic came out.
** [[spoiler: In the comic book continuation, he meets a stag-headed male gargoyle of the London Clan named Amp who looks to be set up as a future LoveInterest. Creator/GregWeisman confirmed at the 2011 [=CONVergence=] ''Gargoyles'' panel that Lex has a crush on Amp.]]
* WordOfGod: Creator GregWeisman, who contributes to a fairly elaborate [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/ lexicon website]] outlining 1000 years worth of history for the series, including ones not yet produced. And with answers to questions ranging from politics to gargoyle sex to in-jokes.
** Boreas, Kiron, Taurus, Ekidna, Sphinx, and the other New Olympians are apparently mixtures of human, Third Race, and various animals, and it shows.
** Bruno was stated to be assembling a new security team.
** In the planned spinoff ''Gargoyles 2198'', Demona would have taken a role somewhere between TheAtoner and TokenEvilTeammate.