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    The Captain of the Guard 
Voiced by: Ed Gilbert
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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.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: He was ridiculed by his own soldiers because he relied on the gargoyles and treated them with respect.
  • Anti-Villain: His betrayal was founded on the idea that it would spare the gargoyles and restore the cliff to them.
  • Badass Cape: He's never seen without it, and being a guard captain, it is likely part of his uniform.
  • Badass Normal: Just a normal human, yet he's held in high regard by the gargoyles.
  • The Captain: He leads Castle Wyvern's guard.
  • Disney Villain Death: He and Hakon meet their end by falling off a cliff during a scuffle.
  • Establishing Character Moment: While his archers are patting themselves on the back for driving away Hakon's band, he's the only one who offers Goliath a compliment and a word of thanks, later inviting him to dine with the humans.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": Word of God gives his actual name as "Robert," but that name is never actually used in the series.
  • A Father to His Men: He treats all the soldiers of the castle well, regardless of their species, but he is not appreciated by his human soldiers.
  • Finding Judas: He had sympathetic reasons for betraying Katharine, and even after the betrayal, he did everything he could to keep her alive.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Started out as a friend of the gargoyles. Then he betrays the castle to the Vikings (albeit for sympathetic reasons) and then a thousand years later, he gets manipulated by Hakon into seeking revenge against Goliath as a ghost. In the end, though, he realizes his mistakes and turns on Hakon to save Goliath.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: One of the few Western Animation examples that is played perfectly seriously as he is a heroic castle defender and a sympathetic friend of the gargoyles. It zigzags with his Heel–Face Revolving Door.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The constant mocking of his fellows and Katherine demoting him for daring to show the gargoyles some hospitality causes him to betray Castle Wyvern to the Vikings.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: He is the only human in Castle Wyvern that doesn't have fantastic racism for the gargoyles.
  • Never My Fault: Hakon called him out for telling him that the surviving gargoyles wouldn't follow his men once they were out of sight of the castle (to which the Captain replied "If you hadn't destroyed the others!"), and Goliath called him out for his betrayal (to which the Captain replied "I told you to take the other gargoyles with you, if you had only listened...")
  • Redemption Equals Death: Played with. He was already dead, but continued on as a ghost. Not long after he redeems himself though, he finally gets to pass on.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: He was a formless spectre until he and Hakon started draining the life from Goliath.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: All he ever wanted was a better life for the gargoyles. Trusting Hakon, however, was a massive mistake.
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    Princess Katharine 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie, Anndi McAfee (as a girl)
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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.


  • Arranged Marriage: She is nearly forced into one by Constantine so he can consolidate political power after killing her uncle and taking his crown.
  • The Atoner: After Goliath saves her, she makes every effort to repay his kindness to other gargoyles.
  • Brainy Brunette: She was quite learned, although not very wise (at least until the Wyvern massacre).
  • Break the Haughty: Being betrayed by her own captain of the guard and her castle sacked by the vikings breaks her haughty demeanor.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": In "Awakening," at least, she was known only as "Princess" and "Your Highness." Her real name is not revealed until much later in the series.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She is a princess, after all but she wasn't very nice before Goliath saved her life.
  • Famous Ancestor: She is the granddaughter of Malcolm I of Scotland, through his fictional third son Prince Malcolm.
  • Fantastic Racism: Initially hated gargoyles as much as any human. After the attack and spending some time on Avalon, she inverts this trope and calls the newborns "my eggs."
  • Freudian Excuse: Her hatred for gargoyles began as fear, because her father sometimes used them as boogeymen to scare her into obedience.
  • Harmful to Minors: One of the first instances she saw a gargoyle as a young girl is when Hudson failed to protect her father Prince Malcolm from being attacked, which stresses this point even further.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was very beautiful when she was younger. Once she's in her senior years, she still has the same hairstyle as she did in her youth.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: When the Magus believes she's killed because of the gargoyles he curses them in a fit of maddened grief, recovers only when he sees that she's alive, and after his My God, What Have I Done? moment continuing to serve her is the only thing that keeps him from falling into a deep depression.
  • Mama Bear: She is protective of the gargoyle hatchlings on Avalon, as a brainwashed Demona finds out the hard way.
  • Never Mess with Granny: In present day, on Avalon, it is unwise to threaten the gargoyle newborns.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs, she becomes the new clan mother.
  • Royal Brat: As a child, pre-Character Development, she was haughty, entitled, and ungrateful because of her royal standing.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She wasn't afraid to take a shot at Demona to defend "the Eggs", and she spent more time watching over them when they were literally eggs then gossiping at court.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She becomes a much better person after Goliath saved her from Hakon.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite the gargoyles' dedicated service, she treats them like monsters. As noted above, it's not entirely her fault, and she grows out of it when Goliath saves her life.

    The Magus 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
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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 adviser. 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..


  • 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 Beard: After he's taken a level in badass, he grows a distinguished long and white beard, appropriate for a wizard.
  • Badass Bookworm: His primary asset is his intellect.
  • Badass Longrobe: As fitting for a medieval wizard, he wears an immaculate rope with mystic symbols on it.
  • Break the Haughty: The vikings sacking the castle and Hakon burning a page out of his tome thoroughly breaks his previously haughty demeanor. It is a rather more tragic and realistic example than most since he never really recovers his broken confidence, and continues to feel unable atone for what he did to the gargoyles, inadequate as a wizard without the Grimorum, and unworthy of Katherine's hand for the rest of his life.
  • Brought Down to Normal: He couldn't bring his spellbook into Avalon, so he had to give up most of his power to stay with Katherine and the eggs.
  • Cast from Hit Points: His final spells tax his body to death.
  • Character Death: Ambiguous; his final scene is taking Arthur's place on the pedestal in Avalon. He's either dead or in a semi-permanent coma. Word of God says he's dead.
  • Court Mage: He took the Archmage's place in Castle Wyvern after his former mentor's disgrace.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: He never ends up with Katharine because he felt unworthy of her till the day he died.
  • Fantastic Racism: In his youth he regarded the gargoyles as "unnatural creatures".
  • 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, and ultimately a heroic defender of the young and the weak.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He exhausts himself fatally in order to defeat the Weird Sisters.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He loved Katharine, but she never noticed because he hid it out of guilt for what he did to the Manhattan Clan, and feeling unworthy of her after losing most of his magic power.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Several episodes strongly imply that his arrogance is how he compensates for feeling that he's an inadequate successor to the Archmage, and that he has nothing to offer Katherine but his magic. His confidence is clearly tied to the Grimorum and when he loses it, it permanently humbles him.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Was deeply in love with Katharine but never felt worthy of her.
  • Man in White: He's only ever seen in his white robes, which contrasts him with the black worn by the warriors.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction when he discovers that Princess Katherine is alive and he cursed Goliath's clan unjustly is a major shock and grief.
  • My Greatest Failure: His cursing of the clan was a failure on multiple levels. Not only did he do it in an unjustified fit of rage, but Hakon's tampering with the Grimorum makes him incapable of reversing the spell. It also permanently strained his relationship with Katherine, whom he loved.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: Protecting and raising the clan's eggs was his life's purpose following Hakon's attack.
  • Old Master: As an old man, he is more skilled with magic then he was as a younger man. He doesn't need his spell book anymore.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs, he becomes one of two father figures. The other being Tom.
  • Redeeming Replacement: He was the Archmage's pupil, and a more heroic wielder of the same power. They are on opposite sides during the Battle of Avalon.
  • 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.
  • Smug Snake: For all his talk of being a mighty and powerful wizard, he was absolutely no help during castle sieges and could only impotently talk of the arcane harm he would unleash on Hakon, while Hakon's prisoner.
  • 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: He becomes more badass during the Avalon arc as The Atoner, able to cast spells without his spell book and combat physical gods when before he was bested by Vikings.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He becomes more likable during the Avalon arc as The Atoner, due to greater humility and compassion for others.
  • Undying Loyalty: He sticks with Princess Katharine, all of his life. She's more important to him than the Grimorum.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: He loved Katharine ever since he was young, but his feelings weren't noticed.
  • Wizard Beard: In old age, he sports the classic beard of his archetype. As a younger man, he was clean shaven.

    Tom, Guardian of the Eggs 
Voiced by: J. D. Daniels (as a boy), Gerrit Graham (as an adult)
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Why it's me, Tom. I was but a lad at Castle Wyvern that night when the Vikings destroyed your clan. But there's no time to explain now. We must go the eggs are in danger!

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 Normal: No superhuman abilities, weaponry, or skill, yet he takes an active role in the defense of Avalon, which is being attacked by Fair Folk, a gargoyle, and two human sorcerers.
  • 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.
  • Children Are Innocent: In "Awakening," he arrives as a refugee at Castle Wyvern and meets his first gargoyles. He's intrigued rather than fearful.
  • Disappeared Dad: Tom's father is never seen or mentioned.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: At first, he's the only human apart from the Captain to show the gargoyles any kindness. He's also the only one other than Hakon with blonde hair.
  • 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, there's this line, "I found him curled among the eggs..."
  • Kid Hero: When he was a child, he was already helping to guard the eggs.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: A Officer Morgan said he looked like "he walked out of King Arthur's day" because of his armor and his chivalry.
  • Likes Older Women: Katharine was least a teenager when he knew her as a boy, and they eventually marry. However, due to the Year Outside, Hour Inside nature of Avalon, they were technically the same or similar age at the time of the ceremony.
  • 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.
  • Old Soldier: When he appears in New York in 1996, he's aged about 50 years - a bit past his prime, but still able to outfight three muggers.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs, hence "Guardian of the Eggs".
  • Tagalong Kid: To Katharine and the Magus, he was just a random refugee kid. He grows up on Avalon.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Who'd have thunk that the cute kid who randomly talked to gargoyles just out of friendly curiosity would grow up to be their sworn protector?
  • Undying Loyalty: He's so loyal to the Gargoyles, he vowed to protect their eggs while he was a child. Even better, he apparently leaves Avalon every hundred years to see if Goliath and his clan are free from the curse, which he has no possible reference for being possible in the slightest.

    Mary 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie

Tom's mother.


  • Fantastic Racism: Initially thought of the gargoyles as monsters. When most of the Wyvern Clan was shattered she realized her mistake.

    Finella 
Voiced by: Sheena Easton

A Scottish noblewoman who aids Princess Katharine's party. In the comics, she and Mary guard the Grimorum Arcanorum and aid Brooklyn in his time-dancer quest.

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    Prince Malcolm 
Voiced by: Roger Rees

Princess Katharine's father and the benefactor of the Wyvern Clan.


  • Innocently Insensitive: Didn't see any harm in making the castle's gargoyles into monsters for his daughter's ghost stories, which may have contributed to said daughter's antipathy towards them.

    King Kenneth 
Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard

Princess Katharine's uncle, who takes her in after Castle Wyvern is sacked.

    Prince Maol Chalvim 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

King Kenneth's son.


  • Historical Domain Character: A heavily embellished one.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He had Constantine pegged pretty good, but between his grandsons he thought Duncan would make a better king than Macbeth.
  • One Steve Limit: He's Maol Chalvim the second, being named for his grandfather. Also, his name would be pronounced "Malcolm", just like his uncle. Not that this is unusual for medieval Europe.
  • Perpetual Frowner: After his father is assassinated, he doesn't have much to smile about, but even before then, he seems to be skeptical and cynical.

    The Grim 
Maol Chalvim's cousin, who leads a rebellion against King Constantine in the comic continuation.

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Humans in the modern day

    Matt Bluestone 
Voiced by: Thomas F. Wilson
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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's been pursuing the Illuminati despite everyone considering him a crazy conspiracy theorist. Like the trope namer, he was even an FBI Agent before being booted from the Bureau.
  • Badass Longcoat: Matt is almost never seen without his trenchcoat. He's a detective after all.
  • Badass Normal: An ordinary man who managed to single-handedly uncover the existence of the Illuminati.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: He has a lot of unlikely theories, 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.
  • Informed Judaism: Word of God says he's Jewish. It's never been mentioned or hinted at in-universe.
  • Mole in Charge: He ends up heading the NYPD Gargoyle task force, enabling him to keep it from really succeeding at apprehending his friends.
  • 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.
  • Secret Keeper: For both the gargoyles and the Illuminati:
    • After he learned the truth from Mace Malone, Matt convinces Elisa to allow him to meet the gargoyles, and subsequently kept the secret.
    • In spite of his initial desire to "bust the Illuminati's organization wide open," his initiation into the Illuminati convinces him not to tell anybody what he had learned about them.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: 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
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The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflecting all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected in the dark sea of time.

A blind author who befriends Hudson and teaches him the value of reading.


  • Blind and the Beast: A non-romantic example with Hudson. It's revealed eventually that Robbins deduced Hudson's true nature at some point, but respected Hudson's desire for secrecy.
  • Blind Black Guy: Blinded by shrapnel in Vietnam, but unlike the standard version of the trope, he became a novelist instead of a musician. He even teaches Hudson the value of reading.
  • Cool Old Guy: Old enough anyway, and discusses the merits of reading with a gargoyle like any human he could meet. He's also savvy enough to deduce that his new friend was a gargoyle and respectful enough not to push the issue.
  • The Determinator: Had to learn a completely different way to read and write when he was pushing forty, but didn't let that keep him from becoming a moderately successful novelist. He points this out in response to Hudson claiming he is too old to learn to read, adding that "I'll learn a new way to read when I'm eighty, if I have to."
  • Disability Superpower: His heightened awareness of his other senses allows him to notice Hudson's unusual scent and figure out from that (and a few other details) that he's a gargoyle. His blindness also makes him immune to Demona's spell in "City of Stone," since it specifically affected anyone who heard and saw it being cast.
  • 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.
    Robbins: You can't read... can you?
    Hudson: It... shames me.
    Robbins: There's no shame in being illiterate, Hudson. It's only a shame to remain so.
  • Retired Badass: He lost his eyesight while fighting in Vietnam.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: He noticed Hudson didn't smell human, and eventually put two and two together. But he didn't bring it up until Hudson did.

    Halcyon Renard 
Voiced by: Robert Culp
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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.


  • Berserk Button: He despises people who don't take responsibility for their actions.
  • Cool Old Guy: Grouchy and reclusive, but quite awesome with his nerves of steel and integrity.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: One of his main problems with Xanatos is that his daughter Fox fell for him despite that even she knew he had some not so ethical practices. While Xanatos does at least take responsibility for his actions, it's mostly because they don't normally go wrong for him.
  • Drunk On Power: After his many years of betrayal from his employees and daughter, along with the humiliation of his dying body, he gets quite an ego boost when he transfers his mind into a powerful Golem. He's subsequently disgusted with his rampage afterwards.
  • The Fettered: He is very devoted to integrity, even when it isn't easy, and he hates people who lack integrity.
  • Genius Cripple: A technological genius who is slowly dying of a degenerative illness, and uses a wheelchair to move around.
  • Handicapped Badass: He managed to stun Goliath with a gadget built into his wheelchair.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: He fits this trope because "Integrity" is as central to his character as his position at the head of Cyberbiotics. However Xanatos paints him as the other kind to manipulate the Manhattan Clan.
  • Honor Before Reason: This is Lampshaded by Vogel when he chose 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 hates it when people don't take responsibility for their own actions, and while this originally applied to humans, he wastes no time in laying down the "stop whining" lecture on Goliath.
  • Hypocrite: He preaches a lot about integrity and personal responsibility but when he gains the body of a golem, he goes on a rampage, causing wanton destruction and property damage across Prague. He quickly acknowledges this when Goliath points it out during their battle, and returns to his own body much ashamed.
  • Interspecies Romance: It turns out he was this with his ex-wife, Anastasia — She is a member of the Fair Folk while he's an ordinary human.
  • 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: His pursuit of integrity cost him his wife, his daughter, and nearly his life but he soldiers on none the less.
  • May–December Romance: Double subverted. His ex-wife Anastasia is considerably younger than him. Though it'a revealed that Queen Titania was Anastasia all along. Fair folk's human forms stay consistently young, and reset back to their original age and appearance during shapeshifting. Anastasia is far older than him, and when they first met, they looked a lot closer in age.
  • Not So Different: He and Goliath start out as adversaries, but begin to bond when he realizes that Goliath has made the same kind of sacrifices for honor that he has.
    Renard: [Moral integrity] is a daily struggle, a costly struggle. If you only knew what it's cost me... (suddenly full of grief) My Anastasia... my Janine...
    Goliath (mournfully): My Angel of the Night...
    Renard: Well. Perhaps you do know after all..
  • Older Than He Looks: Downplayed. Renard is a senior citizen, but he's only 68, and his aged and decrepit appearance is a result of his sickness.
  • Papa Wolf: He was willing to take on Oberon to protect Alex, his grandson.
  • Super Wheelchair: Outfitted with guns and armor, not much can make Renard "tremble in his chair."
  • When Elders Attack: When it comes to combat, age is irrelevant to him because of his technology. 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.
  • 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: Averted here with Anastasia Renard. We see him as a liver spotted old man but when he was married he was just as attractive as his wife. I Was Quite a Looker above.

    Alexander Fox Xanatos 
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Voiced by: Jonathan Frakes (as a man in "Future Tense"), Frank Welker (main series), Erin Weisman ("The Journey"), Elizabeth Daily (rest of Goliath Chronicles)

The infant son of David Xanatos and Fox.


  • Goo Goo Godlike: Has a lot of magical potential for a baby.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Well, he's 75 percent human, but the remaining 25 percent is Third Race, and he's inherited the inherent magic of that species.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Zigzagged. His father is fully human while his mother is half-human, half-fey. Thus, Alex is 75 percent human and 25 percent Fey.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Implied. His mother is a world-class mercenary, his father is a genius industrialist and corporate CEO, his grandmother is the queen of the Third Race, and he has Puck as his personal magic tutor. Though he's just an infant, it's strongly hinted that he'll grow up with some measure of Fox's combat skills, Xanatos' intelligence, and Titania's magical ability. He may even be destined to take up the mantle of "Fox" from his mother.note 
  • Meaningful Name: Alex was named by his parents after Alexander the Great, the famous Macedonian king (336 B.C. - 323 B.C.) who conquered most of the known world, as a reflection of their ambitions for him.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Both of his parents have done many evil, selfish things in the past. However, when it comes to their son, they show their more human side. In fact, when the gargoyles helped his son, Xanatos began to rethink his priorities.
    • Downplayed in regards to Lexington. While the gargoyle is a definite Nice Guy, he has major trust issues with Alex's parents (especially with Fox), but agrees to be civil towards them for Alex's sake.
  • Nom de Mom: Zigzagged. Alexander has his mother's legally changed name, "Fox", as a part of his last name. However, his mother uses her changed name as an alias.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Received his hair and eye color from his mother, which is where his Fair Folk lineage comes from.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: "Future Tense" implies Alex will grow up to strongly resemble his father.

The Mutates

    Derek Maza/Talon 
Voiced by: Rocky Carroll
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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 Big Brother: Inverted. He rejects attempts by his older sister, Elisa to (as he sees it) interfere with his life.
  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: Although he's not even bald (neither as a human nor a mutate), he has black fur as a panther-man and reluctantly becomes the Mutates' leader.
  • Big Little Brother: Even before he was mutated, he was taller than his older sister.
  • Broken Pedestal: At first, Talon admired Xanatos greatly. He's the richest man in the world and he gave him a high paying job. When Derek was mutated, Xanatos became his only hope for a cure. All this was shattered when he realized Xanatos used him for his own nefarious schemes.
    Talon: I don't believe it. Goliath wasn't Sevarius' partner - it was you all along! I trusted you! You turned me into a monster and I defended you!
  • Easily Forgiven: Goliath bore Talon no grudge for their conflict in "The Cage."
  • Hot-Blooded: He immediately blamed and went after Goliath with only circumstantial evidence.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Played straight at first, but downplayed in later episodes. He'd still like to be human again, but he puts Maggie and Claw first.
  • I Reject Your Reality: His stubborn refusal to believe Elisa about Xanatos (even after he becomes Talon) borders on willful self-delusion.
  • 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.
  • Like a Duck Takes to Water: Derek took to natural flight readily because of his experience as a glider and chopper pilot. Xanatos foresaw it.
  • 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 realizes that Xanatos had been playing him from the very beginning, he feels immense shame.
  • Official Couple: He hooks up with Maggie sometime between "The Cage" and "Kingdom."
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: He turned on Xanatos after realizing 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: Cross my heart.
    Talon: Hope to d-?
    Elisa: —Derek?!
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he defected from Xanatos, he becomes more friendly toward the Gargoyles and less abrasive toward his sister.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Several times. Xanatos manages to turn him against both his sister and the gargoyles for a distressingly long time.

    Maggie the Cat 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie
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What about what we want? Please Derek, is your vengence more important than our humanity?

Originally Maggie Reed, a young homeless woman who is duped by Sevarius into becoming a test subject for his mutate program. Of all 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 (a cat with wings and such but basically, 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.
  • Freakiness Shame: Brooklyn and Talon/Derek both try to tell her that she is beautiful even as a mutate, but she was deeply distressed with her new form.
  • Furry Female Mane: All the male Mutates had their original hair replaced by fur: Maggie retains her human hair in addition to having fur.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Maggie is suffering some (well-justified) post-traumatic stress in her first two episodes. She was even willing to take a potentially fatal serum, just in case it was a cure, but she was talked out of it. She's better adjusted in her third episode.
  • LEGO Genetics: Against her will, she was infused with DNA from other creatures, such as electric eels and cats.
  • Non-Action Guy: Like the other mutates, she has enhanced strength, agility and can shoot lightning, but unlike them, she hates fighting and stays out of battles 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: She hooks up with Derek sometime between "The Cage" and "Kingdom."
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female of the Mutates.
  • Shock and Awe: She has the same electricity-generating powers as the other Mutates, though she doesn't use them very much.
  • Shout-Out: Maggie the Cat? Nice.
  • Undying Loyalty: She is quite devoted to Talon, willing to endure her "monstrous" form and lethal danger to help him.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She comes across like this in her debut episode, when the Manhattan Clan continuously tries to help her and she continuously spurns them without so much as a thanks. Granted, she's terrified out of her mind and not thinking straight thanks to her new situation, and everyone but Brooklyn can see that she doesn't want their help. However, when her new clan later convinces her to use the Manhattan Clan's trust in her to spring an ambush, even Brooklyn calls her out on repaying their trust and kindness like that. Maggie is duly ashamed, and never tries to pull a stunt like that again.

    Claw 
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A big, tiger-striped Mutate known only as 'Claw'. His original human name is unknown. Unlike the other three Mutates, he cannot speak - either the transformation deformed his voicebox, or he's got traumatic mutism.


  • The Big Guy: The biggest and strongest of the Mutates.
  • Cute Mute: Mute, and a nice guy. His gestures are endearing.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Like Maggie, he still hopes for a way to revert himself to human.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: During his brief role as a henchman to Fang in "Kingdom". He did a terrible job of it.
  • Older Than They Look: The mutates' ages can't exactly be distinguished by their appearances, but overall, Claw's quite a bit older than the rest. While Talon, Maggie and Fang are all in their 20's of age (respectively mid 20's, early 20's and late 20's), Claw's actually in his early 40's.
  • The Voiceless: Something about his mutation reduced him to gestures. Word of God confirmed that Claw will never speak except for possible final words before his death, which Greg Weisman knows not when or how it will happen.

The London Clan

    Sir Griff 
Voiced by: Neil Dickson
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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.


  • Brainy Brunette: He's smart enough to help King Arthur figure out the riddle that leads him to Manhattan and Exalibur.
  • Dungeon Bypass: To beat Macbeth to where Excalibur was hidden in a hedge maze, Griff decided to use the lightning gun to make a shortcut.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He seems to adapt fairly quickly (see his use of the lightning gun). However, Greg Weisman said that's only on the surface. He has trouble adjusting to his new era and seeing that Leo married Una only made it more awkward. This motivated him to follow Arthur on his world tour.
  • Gentleman Adventurer: It's the British accent. He's also adventuring with King Arthur himself.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: For only being in one episode together, Arthur and Sir Griff develop and foreshadow a most spectacular bromance.
  • Knighting: Is knighted by the legendary King Arthur who used Excalibur to do so. The fact it both awed and touched him is obvious on his face.
  • The Lancer: To King Arthur; a young and inexperienced buck accompanying the old veteran.
  • Lightning Gun: Griff "borrowed" a lightning thrower from Macbeth and carry it everywhere he goes to battle.
  • The Lost Lenore: He is strongly implied to have been this to Una because she becomes a lot friendlier when he turns out to be alive.
  • Mythical Motifs: Resembles a griffin, hence the name.
  • Nice Guy: An extremely amiable fellow with a strong sense of justice. Best shown when a British fighter pilot passes out in shock after seeing Griff catch him after his parachute failed. Griff doesn't take this the wrong way (which he easily could have) and simply tells him he's earned a rest.
  • Weapon of Choice: He quickly becomes fond of the Lightning Gun he appropriated from Banquo in the episode "Pendragon."

    Una 
Voiced by: Sarah Douglas
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I know my merchandise.

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


  • Bystander Syndrome: She and Leo refuse to get involved in anything going on outside their shop, including a mugging right outside their shop door. After Griff returns, they reverse this mentality.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Not Halloween per se, but for years she and Leo hide in plain sight by pretending to be in costume due to the "eccentric" nature of their medieval mysticism-based book shop.
  • Heartbroken Badass: She is strongly implied and confirmed by Word of God to have been in love with Griff before his disappearance in the war, explaining her very strong reaction to Goliath's appearance in their store.
  • The Leader: Of the London Clan.
  • Magic Knight: A sorceress and a skilled fighter.
  • Mythical Motifs: Resembles a unicorn.
  • Pink Means Feminine: It's the pink dress.

    Leo 
Voiced by: Gregg Berger
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Or we'll make it our business!

Una's mate and one of the shopkeepers of Into the Mystic.


  • Bystander Syndrome: He and Una are determined not to get involved with any problems outside their shop, including muggings right outside their own door. Leo eventually realizes this is due to their grief of losing Griff to the war, and when Griff returns they reverse their stance. See image quote.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Not Halloween per se, but for years he and Una hide in plain sight by pretending to be in costume due to the "eccentric" nature of their medieval mysticism-based book shop.
  • 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.
  • King of Beasts: He resembles a winged lion.
  • Meaningful Name: Leo is a winged lion and his name is Latin for "lion".
  • Second Love: To Una. Griff was first but he died/disappeared and she eventually (sort of) moved on.

    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.


  • Closet Key: He is subtly implied to the reason that Lexington realized he was homosexual.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Greg Weisman says that he would ideally have cast Allan Cumming as Staghart's voice actor.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Amp," though according to Constance, no one actually calls him that. Lexington offers to be the first to use the name.
  • Like Brother and Sister: His relationship with Constance is this. They really are close friends, but without any romantic feelings.
  • Mistaken for Romance: When Lexington ask if Constance and Staghart are mates, the latter honestly denies it as they truly are not in a romantic relationship together.

Other Gargoyles

    Coldstone, Coldsteel and Coldfire 
Voiced by: Michael Dorn (Coldstone), Xander Berkeley (Coldsteel), and C.C.H. Pounder (Coldfire)

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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.


  • All There in the Script: Before being separated and given their "Cold_____" names, the scripts referred to the individual gargoyles as Othello, Desdemona and Iago.
  • Arm Cannon: A laser built into his right arm that appears to be the same sort of technology as the Steel Clan.
  • Badass Baritone: Othello/Coldstone has a similarly deep and bold voice as his rookery brother, Goliath.
  • Changed My Mind, Kid: Coldstone and Coldfire officially rejoin the Manhattan Clan at the end of the comics continuity.
  • Combat Tentacles: Coldsteel's weapons in his new body are steel cords that emerge from his hands.
  • Enemy Within: Iago/Coldsteel started as one of the three souls in the Mind Hive of Coldstone and would both manipulate Coldstone himself and take control of their body.
  • Enemy Without: Iago/Coldsteel becomes this after gaining his own body.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: When Iago is in control, Coldstone's voice doesn't change its timbre but it is more sinister sounding.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Coldsteel, especially by the high standards set by this show, is shallow. His Villainous Crush on Coldfire is mostly an afterthought; primarily, he's just an evil gargoyle who wants to betray and kill his clanmates for reasons never explained. This fits in somewhat with his basis in Shakespeare's Iago, whose stated motivations fluctuate from scene to scene.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: When Coldstone is afflicted with a virus that awakens his other two (previously) dormant personalities, Coldfire acts as his good shoulder angel while Coldsteel acts as his evil shoulder angel.
  • Healing Factor: Coldsteel's new body is shown being able to self-repair parts of its body.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Iago's corrupting presence kept him at arms' length for much of the series as an untrustworthy Wild Card.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: To the point where one leg has a length of cybernetics connecting his calf to his ankle.
  • Living Statue: He is a collection of three shattered gargoyles brought to life through Demona's sorcery. In her words, "Coldstone brought to life".
  • Love Triangle: Coldstone and Coldfire are mates, but Coldsteel wants Coldfire for himself.
    • At one point Iago/Coldsteel manipulated Othello/Coldstone into thinking he was in this with Goliath over Desdemona/Coldfire's affections.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Coldstone/Othello is the biological father of Gabriel though again, gargoyle culture makes this a moot point.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Iago loves turning Coldstone against the rest of the clan. Go figure.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Some time in the past Desdemona was crying about something and Goliath comforted her. Iago uses this to manipulate Othello into thinking Goliath is trying to steal his beloved from him, and Othello/Coldstone naturally goes berserk.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: Noble Coldfire is Nice, evil Coldsteel is Mean, and conflicted Coldstone is In Between.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: He turned on Xanatos and Demona when he realized that there should be more to life than mere survival.
  • Playing with Fire: Coldfire's flamethrowers, hence her name.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Iago/Coldsteel was this for the Wyvern clan. While the clan was friendly and noble (with even Demona having a sympathetic bent), he was deceitful and cruel. Word of God states that he worked for the Archmage for a bit.

    Clan Ishimura 
Voiced by: Clyde Kusatsu (Kai), Bruce Locke (Yama), Haunani Minn (Sora)

  • Culture Clash: Minor example over where to face when going to stone-sleep. Goliath's clan typically faced outward to face threats while this clan faces inward out of respect for the humans watching over them. Goliath awkwardly follows suit like a foreigner learning Japanese etiquette.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: Goliath, Angela, Eliza, and Bronx did actually arrive in Japan, but as it was only one episode that featured them, it partially counts
  • I Will Wait for You: As Gargoyles mate for life Sora will likely wait for Yama to return, whenever that may be.
  • Leave Him to Me: Yama says "he's mine" when Taro's trickery is revealed and fights him one on one as Bushido commands.
  • May–December Romance: Yama and Sora are mates, despite being one generation (20 years) apart. Wordof God says their relationship, though uncommon, is not really an issue. Gargoyles have extended life spans compared to humans so the difference to them is minor.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Sora's kimono, and shoes, are pink
  • Theme Naming: Kai, Sora, and Yama respectively mean "sea", "sky", and "mountain", for a classically Japanese Land, Sea, Sky theme. Yama breaking the theme slightly highlights his moral ambiguity.
  • The Unmasqued World: Nearly happened to the clan when Yama was working with a human to build a "Gargoyle Theme Park" which would have publicly revealed them to all of Japan, and subsequently the world would have learned about Gargoyles existing
  • Undying Loyalty: In the comics, when Yama was banished Sora was willing to go with him but he refused to have her.

    The Mayan Clan 
Voiced by: Héctor Elizondo (Zafiro), Elisa Gabrielli (Obsidiana), Marabina Jaimes (Turquesa), Jesse Corti (Jade)

  • Feathered Serpent: Zafiro's lower body is that of a snake and has feathered wings.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: They inhabit the depths of the rainforest and regard the natural world, not humans, as the domain they protect.
  • Theme Naming: After valuable stones.

    The Avalon Clan 

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

  • Official Couple: By Word of God, Bronx and Boudicca already became this during one of their meetings in the series. Same with Gabriel and Ophelia.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Gabriel looks a lot like an unmutilated version of Coldstone. In the comic series, Angela points it out.

    The Labyrinth Clan 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett (Malibu), Bill Fagerbakke (Hollywood), Thom Adcox-Hernandez (Brentwood), Ed Asner (Burbank), Salli Richardson (Delilah)

Clones of the Manhattan Clan created by Thailog and Dr. Sevarius.


  • Half-Human Hybrid: Delilah is made of DNA from both Demona and Elisa, making her a human/gargoyle hybrid.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Initially, they mindlessly obey Thailog. When Thailog appears to die, they defer to Talon as their new master. When Thailog turns out to be alive in the comics, they immediately begin to obey him again. After being encouraged by many characters to use their free will, all but Brentwood elect to return to the Labyrinth instead of continuing to fight.
  • Hulk Speak: All but Delilah were programmed by Thailog to be simpletons, so they speak this way. Talon promises to teach them to speak properly, which they do when they return in The Goliath Chronicles but not in the canonical comics.
  • Palette Swap: Like Thailog, they look like photo-negatives of the original gargoyles—to the point that their teeth are black and the insides of their mouths are white.
  • Theme Naming: Demona named them after cities in California to parallel the Manhattan Clan's New York-themed names.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Brentwood. When numerous characters urge the clones to use their free will, he is the only one to truly listen—and in the end, his free will leads him to side with Thailog.

Others

    Macbeth Mac Findlaech 
Voiced by: John Rhys-Davies, Jeff Bennett (as a young man)
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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 Price," the Macbeths that the Manhattan Clan fought were actually robots. Xanatos was responsible for them however, not Macbeth.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Unlike Shakespere's character he is based off of, he's more sympathetic and antivillainous in this portrayal.
  • Anti-Hero: In the post-series comics, he still has the amoral ways of doing things, but is more often using them towards heroic ends.
  • 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. And once he realizes that the Manhattan Clan are not Demona's allies, he largely leaves them alone except when they show up to stop something unrelated that he's doing.
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of John Rhys-Davies, he has a deep and powerful voice that is suited for a warrior king like himself.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: He's the in-universe historical Macbeth, but unlike the one of reality, it's Macbeth is an immortal with a history with Demona.
  • Death Seeker: Initially, his goal was to kill Demona so he could die. 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." he appears to die but never does. The later was a real death but not a permanent one.
  • 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. This is 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.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Twice over. He started out a Badass Normal, then acquired immortality courtesy of the Weird Sisters and Demona, then learned sorcery at some unspecified point.
  • 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.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He never once considered the possibility that Duncan, and later Demona, might be... less honest than he, until they betrayed him.
  • 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.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Downplayed. Macbeth is actually at odds with the Manhattan gargoyles early in the series, mistaking them for Demona's latest group of followers. Once he realizes they're not allies of Demona, he stops actively antagonizing them. Circumstances still put him at odds with them a few more times, usually when he's pursuing some unrelated goal that the Gargoyles happen to stumble upon, but by the end of the second season, he's more like The Rival.
  • 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.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: In the 11th 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 when he pulled forth Excalibur. Later, Macbeth ended kneeling before Arthur when Arthur found the real article.
  • Legally Dead: After Canmore "killed" him in 1057, and they Never Found the Body, King Macbeth was considered dead, but not really.
  • Lightning Gun: His trademark weapon is a lightning thrower. Also used by his goons, Banquo and Fleance.
  • Magic Knight: He's primarily a straight-forward fighter, but has been shown to be a capable sorcerer on several occasions.
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: It was never discussed, but Gillecomgain died the night of his wedding to Gruoch and Gruoch married Macbeth immediately afterwards. Since there were no DNA tests in the 11th century, it was impossible to know which one was Luach's biological father.
  • Noble Demon: A milder case, but he's still capable of being very ruthless if he feels it's necessary.
  • Old Soldier: 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. He's had a lot of practice, after all.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Closer to 990, actually, due to immortality.
  • Royal Inbreeding: According to Word of God Macbeth is, as he was in real life, the grandson of Maol Chalvim II, making Macbeth and Gruoch third cousins.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: "Canmore, your father was an evil man who deserved his fate."
  • Synchronization: His soul became linked to Demona's, so that not only do they share each others' pain when in close proximity, but the only way one can die is at the hands of the other.
  • 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 1057.
  • 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 shares 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." After Arthur revealed himself still worthy of Excalibur, Macbeth acknowledges Arthur's strength, and though he turns down the offer to be a member of the reborn Knights of the Round Table, he still promises to come to Arthur's assistance if called.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Many of his sword fights end up with his weapon breaking; in particular, when he fights Goliath in his mansion in "Enter Macbeth," when he fights Duncan in "City of Stone, Part Three," and when he fights Arthur in "Avalon, Part Three" and "Pendragon."
  • You Killed My Father: Macbeth's reason for seeking revenge against Gillecomgain is the guy murdered Findlaech, and his reason for killing Duncan is that Duncan is the one who ordered the hit in the first place.
  • Younger Than They Look: Zigzagged with Older Than They Look. 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
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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.


  • 11th-Hour Ranger: During the Avalon arc, he is woken up when the conflict was nearing its end to help defend the Avalon Clan.
  • Badass Beard: It is distinguished and impressive enough for the One True King.
  • Carry a Big Stick: He fight with a mace until he retrieves Excalibur.
  • Excalibur: He finds the legendary sword and uses it once more.
  • Eternal English: He has no problem communicating with anyone despite having been asleep since the 6th century by his own account (though that could be because he was 'asleep' under a magic spell on the mystical island of Avalon).
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Wouldn't be King Arthur without Excalibur; he says he doesn't "feel whole" without it.
  • King in the Mountain: Until Elisa wakes him up, he is the legendary warrior sleeping in the magical land of Avalon until someone needs him. That's how Elisa wakes him up: "Arthur Pendragon, King of Britain, you are needed".
  • The Leader: Noted for his leadership skills several times.
  • Old Soldier: Even without his centuries under the Hollow Hill, Arthur is at least old enough to have some gray in his hair.
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: When trying to reclaim Excalibur, he is told that the sword does not belong to him personally. "Excalibur belongs to the One True King. Are you still he?" The answer is yes.
  • 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. He also offers a spot to Macbeth, but Macbeth turns him down due to the fact he'd, in his own words, been a king too long to be subservient to another man.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's around 1500 years old, but most of that time was in stasis.
  • 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).
  • Worthy Opponent: To Macbeth, and he seems to feel the same considering he offered Macbeth a spot amongst the new Knights of the Round Table he was forming. Though Macbeth turned him down (stating he'd been a king too long to be subservient to another man), he offers Arthur his aid should the King of England require it.
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