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* VoicesAreMental: Averted. Coldstone (the robot) is solely voiced by Michael Dorn. When the personalities of Desdemona or Iago are in control, he merely adopts their mannerisms and word choice.

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* VoicesAreMental: Averted. VoicesAreNotMental: Coldstone (the robot) is solely voiced by Michael Dorn. When the personalities of Desdemona or Iago are in control, he merely adopts their mannerisms and word choice. Desdemona even says My voice, its different.


* SixthRanger: Subverted. While Coldstone agreed to rejoin with his rookery brothers, while Othello was in control, his other personalities awaken and find themselves in an internal conflict. The struggle with both themselves and with the Manhattan Clan results in Coldstone going into dormancy and remaining in such a state until the struggle between the warring souls can be resolved.

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* SixthRanger: Subverted. While Coldstone agreed to rejoin with his rookery brothers, while Othello was in control, his other personalities awaken and find themselves in an internal conflict. The struggle with both themselves and with the Manhattan Clan results in Coldstone going into dormancy and remaining in such a state until the struggle between the warring souls can be resolved.resolved.
* VoicesAreMental: Averted. Coldstone (the robot) is solely voiced by Michael Dorn. When the personalities of Desdemona or Iago are in control, he merely adopts their mannerisms and word choice.


* ContinuityNod: When RECAP rushes into the building at the beginning, the familiar scarab logo from "Awakening" can be glimpsed on its side.

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* ContinuityNod: When RECAP rushes into the building at the beginning, the familiar scarab logo from "Awakening" [[Recap/GargoylesS1Awakening "Awakening"]] can be glimpsed on its side.



* RewatchBonus: "Legion" in particular has this: About halfway through the episode, it's revealed that Coldstone is controlled by three different gargoyle ghosts, and his "erratic" behavior from earlier (e.g. confusion when Goliath calls him "Brother") makes perfect sense when one realizes that those three ghosts were struggling for control. [[spoiler:For example, Coldstone's confusion at being addressed as "Brother" occurred while the female gargoyle was in control.]]

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* RewatchBonus: "Legion" in particular has this: About halfway through the episode, it's revealed that Coldstone is controlled by three different gargoyle ghosts, and his "erratic" behavior from earlier (e.g. confusion when Goliath calls him "Brother") makes perfect sense when one realizes that those three ghosts were struggling for control. [[spoiler:For For example, Coldstone's confusion at being addressed as "Brother" occurred while the female gargoyle was in control.]]


* SixthRanger: Subverted. While Coldstone agreed to rejoin with his rookeries brothers, while Othello was in control, his other personalities awaken and find themselves in an internal conflict which results in Coldstone going into dormancy.

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* SixthRanger: Subverted. While Coldstone agreed to rejoin with his rookeries rookery brothers, while Othello was in control, his other personalities awaken and find themselves in an internal conflict which conflict. The struggle with both themselves and with the Manhattan Clan results in Coldstone going into dormancy.dormancy and remaining in such a state until the struggle between the warring souls can be resolved.


* ContinuityNod: when RECAP rushes into the building at the beginning, the familiar scarab logo from "Awakening" can be glimpsed on its side.

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* ContinuityNod: when When RECAP rushes into the building at the beginning, the familiar scarab logo from "Awakening" can be glimpsed on its side.



* LoveTriangle: Othello, Desdemona, and Iago are revealed to be in one, fitting given the source of their names.



* MeaningfulName: The names of the souls that reside in Coldstone, who are called (in the credits at least) Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, are characters who play the same roles as their namesakes from Theatre/Othello.

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* MeaningfulName: The names of the souls that reside in Coldstone, who are called (in the credits at least) Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, are characters who play the same roles as their namesakes from Theatre/Othello.Theatre/{{Othello}}.


** A lesser one in reference to the 1987 movie Film/{{Robocop}} in which Coldstone downloads information from a computer via a spike like structure just as Alex Murphy (AKA Robocop) does at one point in that film.

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** A lesser one in reference to the 1987 movie Film/{{Robocop}} ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}'' in which Coldstone downloads information from a computer via a spike like structure just as Alex Murphy (AKA Robocop) does at one point in that film.


* ContinuityNod: when RECAP rushes into the building at the beginning, the familiar scarab logo from "Awakening" can be glimpsed on its side.



** The title of this episode is a Biblical allusion that refers to an account in the Gospel of Luke in which a man being exorcised of demons states "I am legion, for we are many"

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** The title of this episode is a Biblical [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] allusion that refers to an account in the Gospel of Luke Mark in which a man being exorcised of demons states "I am legion, for we are many"many".


* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Coldstone is in the middle of one in which the souls of the female gargoyle ("Desdemona") and another ("Iago") are fighting to convince "Othello" to join them in how to best use the single body they inhabit. The Program that governs Coldstone's cybernetic functions gets involved (siding with Iago as part of an attempt at a SplitPersonalityTakeover) while Goliath tries to help Desdemona with persuading Othello to throw off Iago's corrupting influence. Further complicating matters is the virus that is destroying Coldstone from within.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Coldstone is in the middle of one in which the souls of the female gargoyle ("Desdemona") and another ("Iago") are fighting to convince "Othello" to join them in how to best use the single body they inhabit. The Program that governs Coldstone's cybernetic functions gets involved (siding with Iago as part of an attempt at a SplitPersonalityTakeover) while Goliath Goliath, with the aid of RECAP technology, tries to help Desdemona with persuading Othello to throw off Iago's corrupting influence. Further complicating matters is the virus that is destroying Coldstone from within.



* ShoutOut: Coldstone's creation from the remains of other deceased preexisting beings is very much like that of creature from Frankenstein. Though Weisman has also said that he was inspired by specific portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in a made for television movie in which the memories of the individuals that compromised him could speak by way of hypnosis.

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* RewatchBonus: "Legion" in particular has this: About halfway through the episode, it's revealed that Coldstone is controlled by three different gargoyle ghosts, and his "erratic" behavior from earlier (e.g. confusion when Goliath calls him "Brother") makes perfect sense when one realizes that those three ghosts were struggling for control. [[spoiler:For example, Coldstone's confusion at being addressed as "Brother" occurred while the female gargoyle was in control.]]
* ShoutOut: Coldstone's creation from the remains of other deceased preexisting beings is very much like that of creature from Frankenstein.Literature/{{Frankenstein}}. Though Weisman has also said that he was inspired by specific portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in a made for television movie in which the memories of the individuals that compromised him could speak by way of hypnosis.



** A lesser one in reference to the 1987 movie Film/{{Robocop}} in which Coldstone downloads information from a computer via a spike like structure just as Alex Murphy (AKA Robocop) does at one point in that film.

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** A lesser one in reference to the 1987 movie Film/{{Robocop}} in which Coldstone downloads information from a computer via a spike like structure just as Alex Murphy (AKA Robocop) does at one point in that film.film.
* SixthRanger: Subverted. While Coldstone agreed to rejoin with his rookeries brothers, while Othello was in control, his other personalities awaken and find themselves in an internal conflict which results in Coldstone going into dormancy.

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* MeaningfulName: The names of the souls that reside in Coldstone, who are called (in the credits at least) Othello, Desdemona, and Iago, are characters who play the same roles as their namesakes from Theatre/Othello.


* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Coldstone is in the middle of one in which the souls of the female gargoyle ("Desdemona") and another ("Iago") are

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Coldstone is in the middle of one in which the souls of the female gargoyle ("Desdemona") and another ("Iago") areare fighting to convince "Othello" to join them in how to best use the single body they inhabit. The Program that governs Coldstone's cybernetic functions gets involved (siding with Iago as part of an attempt at a SplitPersonalityTakeover) while Goliath tries to help Desdemona with persuading Othello to throw off Iago's corrupting influence. Further complicating matters is the virus that is destroying Coldstone from within.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Toyed with in this episode. Goliath seems to think this at first, but his mental instability is really due to anger at first, and then later from the circumstances of having three souls (one of whom was evil) sharing one body. The closest he ever really came to this trope was when Xanatos used a computer program to brainwash him for a while; it messed with his mind, but his "soul" remained fine.
* ManipulativeBastard: Iago. He claims that Desdemona is unfaithful and cheating on Othello with Goliath.
* ShoutOut: Coldstone's creation from the remains of other deceased preexisting beings is very much like that of creature from Frankenstein. Though Weisman has also said that he was inspired by specific portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in a made for television movie in which the memories of the individuals that compromised him could speak by way of hypnosis.
** The title of this episode is a Biblical allusion that refers to an account in the Gospel of Luke in which a man being exorcised of demons states "I am legion, for we are many"
** A lesser one in reference to the 1987 movie Film/{{Robocop}} in which Coldstone downloads information from a computer via a spike like structure just as Alex Murphy (AKA Robocop) does at one point in that film.

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* '''Story Arc''': Coldstone's internal crisis.
* '''Characters''': the Manhattan Clan, Eliza Maza, Matt Bluestone, Coldstone ("Othello", "Desdemona", and "Iago")
* '''Enemy(ies)''' : Coldstone ("Iago")

Coldstone is reactivated, but some sort of virus begins to affect him as Goliath tries to get him to join his clan. It is discovered that "Othello"'s mind had been merged with the personalities of two other Gargoyles and one of them holds a grudge seemingly bigger and more malicious than Demona's.

Coldstone returns in the Season 2 episode [[Recap/GargoylesS2HighNoon "High Noon"]].

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This Episode contains the following Tropes:
* AbortedArc: At the end of this episode, Xanatos salvages the computer virus that nearly destroyed Coldstone, calling it the deadliest weapon he could ask for... and then never uses it or mentions it again.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Coldstone is in the middle of one in which the souls of the female gargoyle ("Desdemona") and another ("Iago") are

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