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    Demona 
Voiced by: Marina Sirtis
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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 failings, 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, she learned magic from the Archmage.
  • Arch-Enemy: She practically collects them: the Hunters, Macbeth, Goliath, Brooklyn, Elisa... all of them have personal antagonism with her and she takes them all very seriously.
  • Ax-Crazy: On occasion, she'll ignore other enemies in order to attempt to destroy Goliath.
  • Bad Boss: When her thieves fail to steal the D/I-7, the one who eludes arrest to report back to a very pissed off Dominique Destine is only spared by the approaching sunset.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default outfit is a pair of clothes to conceal her breasts and waist. It makes a definite contrast with her daughter, Angela.
  • 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!
  • Beauty Is Bad: Very attractive, as well as untrustworthy, vicious, and insane.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Demona's treacheries and plots against humanity have cost her everything she loves, destroyed countless lives, and left her alone and on the brink of insanity for centuries. The great tragedy of Demona's character is that she never realises this and continues on her destructive path, which only prolongs her suffering.
  • Berserk Button: She's got an entire console of berserk buttons, although her hatred of Elisa is probably the newest and most reliable. She'll put everything on hold to kill that particular human.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: She's the second most frequent villain after Xanatos, whom she works with - and her plans tend to be the most dangerous and destructive, since she's out for Revenge on the whole human race. She parts ways with Xanatos as of "City of Stone" but remains a threat to the heroes. She's also the main villain of "Hunter's Moon," which is effectively the Grand Finale for the canon show.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Turning human by day does nothing to make her despise humanity any less.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Demona disfiguring Gillecomegain was an entirely forgettable deed to her that wound up defining Gillcomegain's entire life and starting the legacy of the Hunter. By the time Gillecomegain confronts her about it, she's completely forgotten about him. Even in the present, Demona honestly has no idea why the Hunters have been pursuing her for so long (by the present day, however, neither do the Hunters).
  • Carry a Big Stick: Demona's primary Weapon of Choice is a mace (in the present day, she also has a fondness for various energy 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"). Unlike most instances of this, the end result is shown, with Demona being miserably alone because of it.
  • Cool Crown: More like a tiara, but it has that look. She was basically the Wyvern Clan's queen, after all (she was both Goliath's mate and his Number Two).
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: "Dominique Destine" uses her company as a means to an end of her Evil Plan.
  • 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 she does get complete immortality. 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 shown on the rare occasion when she smiles, and the not-so-rare occasions when she snarls, she shows the racial teeth of her kind.
  • 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 at some point in the future.
  • 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.
  • Did Not Think This Through:
    • The plan to betray Castle Wyvern to the Vikings was doomed from its inception; Demona failed to realise that Goliath would never leave the castle unprotected, and when that failed, she didn't stop to consider that the Captain of the Guard wouldn't be able to stop Hakon and his men from destroying the gargoyles in their sleep (one man against an army of Vikings with every reason to fear the gargoyles and no reason to spare them was never going to end well). The consequences of her short-sightedness were catastrophic.
    • Betraying Macbeth to Canmore; not only would Macbeth have never betrayed Demona, but Demona failed to consider that Canmore hated her just as much as he did Macbeth. The end result of this ill-conceived plan saw Demona struck down, her clan destroyed by Canmore, and Demona more alone than ever.
  • Dirty Coward: She fled from Castle Wyvern before the massacre, not warning any of her fellow gargoyles of the impending attack, clearly afraid of both the consequences of her treachery and that the Vikings couldn't be trusted.
  • 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 Evil Has Standards: Usually subverted - she is treacherous and cold, and genocide is her greatest ambition. But even she regretted manipulating her own daughter.
  • Everything Sounds Sexier in French: As Dominique Destine, she pretended to be of French origin when seducing Macbeth.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Even before her true Start of Darkness, her initial plan to betray the humans of Castle Wyvern so that her fellow gargoyles could live there in peace falls apart because she fails to realize that the others would always choose to protect others over seeking out those that hurt them. Later, 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 both of these were, to say the least, devastating for all involved. This is all due to her intense paranoia and prejudice.
  • Evil Counterpart: A pretty extreme example as she reflects darker aspects of Goliath, Elisa, and Angela; the ability to lead others to ruin and tragedy, a protector that had gone Knight-Templar, and hatred of humans as opposed to love of them, respectively.
  • 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 does love Angela.
  • Evil Plan: The total and complete extinction of the human race in revenge for her clan is her goal.
  • Evil Redhead: She switched from a generally Fiery Redhead to an outright villain after her fall from grace.
  • Evil Sorceress: She learned sorcery from the Arch Mage and uses it to inflinct pain and suffering on others.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Voiced by Marina Sirtis, and using Sirtis' best villainous contralto - when she's not in a rage, that is.
  • Evil vs. Evil: She ends up in conflict with the Hunters, Xanatos, and Thailog, which underscores her genocidal mania in different ways; the first is a reflection and the later two how tragic her motivations are.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In her Back Story, she betrayed her clan and fell more and more to evil with each passing conflict.
  • Fallen Hero: She used to be on Goliath's side, but is now obsessed with committing genocide against humanity because of her psychotic delusions that all humans are evil.
  • Fantastic Racism: She utterly despises humanity. Attempting to destroy them is her only goal and motivation in her endless life.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Sometimes she manages to cork up her seething fury long enough to present a friendlier attitude. It usually doesn't last long.
  • 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: She went back in time to convince her past self that humans were evil and she should wipe them out. Her past self was horrified of her aggression and hatred but, unfortunately, this sets up the Stable Time Loop that turned her into "future me" in the first place.
  • Foot Popping: Believe it or not, she did so while kissing Macbeth (in her human form) when she was pretending to love him.
  • 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: A couple times, she realizes that she is the biggest threat to Gargoyle kind. Unfortunately, she proves herself a grand champion at ignoring them.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: As a consequence of Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, Demona has a massive blind spot when it comes to how moral other people are. She believed that Macbeth would willingly betray her and her clan to the English (who were led by Macbeth's enemy the Hunter, and despite Macbeth having been a loyal ally of Demona's for decades), and at different points, believed that Goliath, Brooklyn, Coldstone, and Angela could all be brought around to her way of thinking about humanity. She also genuinely believed that Thailog (who had previously turned on and tried to kill his own creators) cared about her and could be trusted.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Her strongest belief is that humans are vile, violent, and untrustworthy, and much worse than any other species, such as Gargoyles.
  • 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 and Quarrymen traditions, whose sole purpose is to destroy all Gargoyles with extreme prejudice. Yet 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.
    • Demona was enraged and disgusted when she thought Macbeth was going to betray her to the Hunter in 1057. She responded by betraying him to the Hunter first.
    • 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 paranoid herself.
    • Demona tells Angela that as gargoyles they must always look out for one and another and accuses Goliath of losing sight of that notion. Has she forgotten how she betrayed and abandoned the clan in 994?
  • Ignored Epiphany: Once, the Weird Sisters asked her a series of Armor Piercing Questions that forced her to realize that she had no one to blame for her pain but herself. A minute later, she's back to making excuses and blaming others.
  • Immortal Immaturity: She is proud of being stronger and "younger" than Hudson.
  • Irrational Hatred: Towards Elisa. Word of God states that she despises Elisa far more than even the Hunters.
  • Karmic Transformation: Puck grants her wish to not turn into a statue at daytime... by making her change into a human instead. Naturally Demona is horrified by this, but learns to (begrudgingly) live with it.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • She slashes Gillecomgain's face out of little more than spite towards the human race. This act of petty cruelty ends up having serious consequences for Demona, Macbeth, and countless gargoyles.
    • Her and Thailog's scheme against Macbeth in "Sanctuary", which involved seducing Macbeth and convincing him to fall in love with her, is exceptionally cruel, even by Demona's standards.
  • Kill All Humans: Her primary goal in life is extinction of humanity by any means necessary.
  • 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 Macbeth: Shades of this in her relationships with Goliath by encouraging him to force Hudson to step down as clan leader, Macbeth (ironically, Demona is more like Lady Macbeth than Macbeth's actual wife), and even Xanatos by bringing him tempting immortality spells. It is 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 doomsday.
  • Magic Knight: She uses her powerful magic and formidable combat skills about evenly.
  • Mama Bear: Would rather pull an Enemy Mine than let Angela be hurt.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Many of her schemes revolve on twisting the emotions of others to procure their help, such as showing Brooklyn the worst of humannity to get the Grimmorum. She even pulled this on Angela, her own daughter. It failed badly.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Her alias "Dominique Destine" literally means "Divine Destiny."
    • Macbeth gave her the name "Demona" because he said she fought like a demon.
  • Monster Sob Story: Her background was fleshed out in "Vows" and "City of Stone," which shows her descent into villainy. Her plan with the Vikings went south, but she thought she could reveal herself to her clan later and make up some story of escaping coincidentally. Then she found them in prema-stone. She spent decades hiding from and stealing from humans to survive and feed a new clan. She might have turned a corner after allying with Macbeth but her paranoia got the better of her, and her second clan perished. That sealed the deal.
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of the most attractive females in the cast, and not especially shy about it.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She came close to regretting her misdeeds on at least one occasion, but then dismissed it.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Demona the demon.
  • Never My Fault: 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 should 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.
  • Not So Different:
    • Demona and Jon Canmore/John Castaway.
    Demona: [in "City of Stone"] What have I... what have they done to you?!
    Jon: [in "Hunter's Moon"] What have I done? What have I... what have they done?!
    • Also Demona and Goliath when they both want revenge against the Hunters for nearly killing Angela. 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 and Goliath again in "Hunter's Moon, part 3" where Demona invoked this trope to Goliath after the latter wanted revenge against the Hunters. It doesn't last.
  • 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.
  • Painful Transformation: Her shift to human during the day and back again. It is lampshaded in "High Noon".
    Macbeth: Is it supposed to hurt that much? 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.
  • The Paranoiac: A particularly tragic case of this trope as her paranoia, hatred, and wrath have dealt just as much, if not more damage to herself as it did to those within reach of her.
  • 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.
  • Phrase-Catcher: Demona is often on the receiving end of the "It ends tonight!" yelled by the Hunters.
  • Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: She used to be Goliath's mate/wife/etc. but then she became genocidal and bitter, so they come to blows often.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her Glowing Eyes of Doom are red, and she plays this seven shades of strait compared to Angela.
  • Revenge Before Reason: In the past, she maimed random peasants out of her hatred. Her schemes now tend to involve more cunning, and she has little to lose, but before the series' beginning she had a nasty habit of spiting others despite poor circumstances. Most dangerously, she tended to betray those whose existence protected her people, even if they were unpleasant, to others who would show no such courtesy and kill them without a second thought - both times resulting in her current clan being wiped out.
  • Revenge by Proxy: "Then 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 as she was quite the beautiful bride.
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    Thailog 
Voiced by: Keith David
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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. Uncharacteristically, Xanatos didn't foresee this project would cause him problems.


  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Keith David, he has the same powerful voice as Goliath.
  • Batman Gambit: His premier episode has him hire Sevarius to 'kidnap' him from Xanatos- using funds wired from one of the latters accounts. Turns out he was banking on Sevarius assuming it was part of Xanatos' Machiavelian schemes.
  • BFG: Thailog uses a huge laser rifle after his debut episode. Its design is distinct from Xanatos' rifles, suggesting it's tailored to his personal specifications.
  • Dark Is Evil: He has black skin in contrast to Goliath's purple and sure as hell he's evil.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Another other thing he got from Xanatos. Mix in his wit with Goliath's voice and you get Thailog.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He refuses to join the Manhattan Clan when Goliath tries to persuade him not to go down Xanatos' path, seeing it pointless and finding Goliath too soft to admire.
    Goliath: Money is a necessary evil in Xanatos's world, not ours. Join my clan. Join your clan.
    Thailog: And waste my life playing guardian angel for a decrepit city infested with inferior humans? Where's the profit in that?
  • Evil Counterpart: To both Goliath and Xanatos. He's Goliath's evil clone, but he also embodies the depths of evil of which Xanatos would become capable if he lost the last threads holding him to his humanity. Both characters see Thailog as one of their most dangerous enemies, if not the most.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this with Xanatos and Demona, reducing them to pawns.
    • Owen and Xanatos discuss about it in Double Jeopardy
    Owen: You mean that that creature is still out there? It has the money. It's as powerful as Goliath. And it's SMARTER than you?
  • 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, but is evil.
  • Evil Twin: He is Goliath's evil clone, and by far more evil than his other foes.
  • Fantastic Racism: He outright declares humans to be inferior, and thinks that protecting them is a waste of his time. Unlike Demona though, he doesn't possess an obsessive hatred of humans, he's just apathetic and doesn't care about them one way or another.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Thailog is charismatic, and even seems friendly towards his enemies at times, but unlike Xanatos, it's all either an act or an expression of sadism.
  • Genius Bruiser: As smart as Xanatos and as strong as Goliath; that was the point of his creation.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: Thailog uses two smaller guns, one each in hand in the SLG Comic.
  • Has Two Mommies: A variant. He refers to Goliath, Sevarius and Xanatos as his "three fathers." Guess which ones he takes after the most.
  • 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 commented that all they need to know is "Obey Thailog."
  • Karma Houdini:
  • Lack of Empathy: He never shows remorse for all the bad things he does or not even pity for all the people he hurts. His quote under his picture says all.
  • 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: He has Xanatos' cunning and is the only person to get one over on him. He also had Demona totally fooled into thinking he loved her.
  • Money, Dear Boy: His motivation in-universe is entirely his own greed. It may have something to do with Xanatos providing his education.
  • Obviously Evil: He's all black as coal complete with demonic red eyes and spooky white hair. Definetly evil.
  • Oedipus Complex: He tries to kill Goliath (his father), had a relationship with Demona (said father's ex-wife), and even created a hybrid clone of Demona and Elisa when he tired of Demona.
  • Palette Swap: The chemical process used to rapidly age Thailog had the minor side effect of changing his natural skin and hair color. Word of God is they went this route to avoid making Thailog look too identical to Goliath.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: He rebelled against Xanatos in no time at all.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: A side-effect from the accelerated growth process is the red eyes, which Goliath certainly does not possess.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Almost. (If the letter thorn were still in use, Þailog would be Goliaþ backwards.) However, the letter thorn was absolutely in use in 994 AD Scotland, meaning that Goliath probably thinks of his name as "Goliaþ". (The fact that the Gargoyles speak modern English is part of the spell that kept them asleep for 1,000 years.)
  • Smart People Play Chess: He's very intelligent due to his programming and is seen playing chess, just like one of his fathers.
  • The Sociopath: Thailog cares for nobody except himself, and gives no damns at all about morality. He's a cunning manipulator who can feign romantic love for Demona, but will easily discard her without a second thought once it becomes convenient for him (i.e. inheriting her wealth), or he grows tired of her (by creating a more obedient clone of Demona to be his new sexual partner).
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Creates an identity for himself named "Alexander", in honor of the Macedonian conqueror. That's also what Xanatos chose to name his son, for the same reason. It's not too big a coincidence, since Xanatos programmed his own amorality and ambition into the guy.
  • 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: He was a couple 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.

Xanatos Enterprises

    David Xanatos 
Voiced by: Jonathan Frakes
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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.


  • Action Dad: As he proved when Oberon tried to abduct Alex.
  • 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.
  • Amazon Chaser: For Fox. You can see them sparring.
  • Anti-Hero: 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 his Pet the Dog relationship with his family become much more pronounced.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Goliath initially, and others because he kinda-sorta stole their home and woke them up only to manipulate and betray them.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: David Xanatos, which is also related to the Greek god of Death.
  • Badass Baritone: Being voiced by Jonathan Frakes, this is natural.
  • Badass Beard: A neatly trimmed, and very stylish goatee.
  • Badass Bookworm: This CEO is no pencil pusher. He designed power armor to fight Goliath on an even footing.
  • Badass in Charge: The CEO of his company. In powered armor, he's a match for Goliath. He's a black belt and Combat Pragmatist who has also overcome many human opponents. Some of his most badass moments are those in which he wins without having to lift a finger.
  • Badass Normal: He can hold his own with Goliath and even Oberon with his own gadgets and know-how.
  • 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 Xanatos Gambit was named for him, and it is because he always wins, for a certain degree of "winning".
  • 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 Duumvirate: In the first half of the series, he's this with Demona when he's the most recurring, most intelligent and most dangerous villain. Eventually, the two do split up and by the end, while he doesn't quite make a Heel–Face Turn, he is edging more into dark Anti-Hero territory.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Fox. David says this when asking for Fox's hand in marriage.
    Xanatos: "We're genetically compatible, highly intelligent and have the same goals. It makes perfect sense to get married."
  • 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. Or, on the other hand, he might have just been aware of what he'd been getting into with the former. Knowing Xanatos, it's probably both.
  • Brainy Brunette: He's a highly intelligent brunette scientist and businessman.
  • 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.
  • The Chessmaster: The pilot, 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: When Lexington remarks on his "usual shady deals", he replies that "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.
  • Dark Is Evil: David's main attire is of black clothing and he's one of the main antagonists against the Manhattan Clan.
  • Darwinist Desire: When he proposed to Fox, he pitched the union in these terms. Though later 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 most notable example.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He legitimately cares for his assistant Owen, his wife Fox and his son Alexander. While the latter two end up triggering a measured amount of redemption in him, even before that, he is very devoted to protecting the people closest to him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He generally takes threats against his city with the same seriousness Goliath does. He's much more likely to object to something on moral grounds than, say, Thailog or even the Weird Sisters.
  • Evil Genius: He personally built (most of) the technology his billion dollar company sells, and stole the rest from a rival company.
  • Evil Plan: He generally has two goals in mind; create super soldier guards for his home (the gargoyles, the Steel Clan, the mutates etc.) and become immortal. His means are typically manipulation, theft, kidnapping and attempted murder.
  • Evil Virtues: Ambition, Hard Work, Love, Patience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Determination, Loyalty, Honor. (Yea, for being a villain, he has a lot of these.)
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: A frequent expression of his regarding the development of his plans or the moves of his enemies/pawns.
  • 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). In the comic continuation, Goliath and Brooklyn remark that they're still wary of Xanatos, but nonetheless trust him enough to know he won't try to smash them during the day.
  • 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.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The creation of Thailog is a classic example. Xanatos wanted an ally as strong as Goliath, but with his own "morality". It doesn't take long for Thailog to decide he'd rather be running things himself, and outsmarts Xanatos.
  • Good Parents: He turns out to be a surprisingly good father to his son, Alex.
  • Graceful Loser: Xanatos always takes loses 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. After their marriage we see them playing chess as foreplay, raising their son, Alex, and other such domestic bliss that one forgets they are both villains. Fox only married because she was in love with him and he demonstrated his love for her in a undeniable fashion; begging his worst enemy and giving up a priceless magic artifact in return for help saving her.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Inverted. David is one of the main antagonists in the show and falls in love with equally antagonistic Fox.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: He admits this outright during his chess game with his new bride, Fox. Since she won their chess game, he considered himself the real winner because he married someone he couldn't outsmart.
  • 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.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Fox. He's a human and she turns out to be part fey on her mother's side.
  • 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.")
    • Xanatos played this trope straight precisely once, in "Double Jeopardy," and as a result he suffered his first unqualified defeat.
  • Karma Houdini:
    • Likely the biggest one in the series; despite lying to the Manhattan Clan, trying to kill them in the pilot, and mutating people into creatures like the Gargoyles, he has the most things go his way of any character in the series. He is Happily Married and able to keep his son, and even has gotten some approval from his father, which is something he struggled with for most his life. Granted, he did have to fight Oberon before he achieved most of those things, and Word of God is that Oberon was his karma.
    • For his actions against Cyberbiotics in Awakening he gets a measly six month prison term for receiving stolen property. Word of God is that he was originally held on multiple felony charges such as Industrial Espionage and Grand Larceny but since Elisa wanted to keep the Gargoyles' existence a secret he was able to plead down to a lesser charge.
  • Large and in Charge: Easily the tallest and broadest of the human cast. His skill set makes him a much smoother Lex Luthor with Jonathan Frakes' good looks.
  • Love Is a Weakness: When Fox is turned into a beast, he maintains a clinical view, admitting only a desire to recover the jewel that did it and that her transformation was an unforeseen circumstance. He attempts several plans, all of which fail—it is only towards the end, when she is near death, that he reveals his desperation and gives up the jewel to have her back. Afterwards, Xanatos coolly observes that Goliath now knows his 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. Well, except that once:
    Xanatos (as Coldstone slowly stirs to life): It's alive! Alive! (aside to Demona) I Always Wanted to Say That.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name is David, and he initially fights against a bigger enemy named Goliath.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: All his successes with manipulating Derek end up meaningless: the 'mutates' he had designed to replace the gargoyles as his home's guardians desert him pretty quickly after discovering the truth behind their origins.
  • Missing Mom: According to Greg Weisman, Xanatos's mother is deceased and his father Petros is unfortunately a widower.
  • Mortality Phobia: David Xanatos, the immensely rich and powerful Magnificent Bastard embarks on all sorts of schemes to live forever, so that he and his wife Fox can enjoy being rich and powerful forever.
    Xanatos: The Cauldron of Life. The legend says whoever bathes in it will live as long as the mountain stones.
    Hudson: Ah, you wish to be... immortal.
    Xanatos: Of course. What good are all the riches on Earth, if Fox and I can't enjoy them forever?
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His reaction when Thailog came into his own.
    Xanatos: "Owen, I think I created a monster."
  • Nerd in Evil's Helmet:
  • 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.
  • Nothing Personal: "You really are taking this much too personally, you know."
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He goes on and on about how "revenge is a sucker's game," so it's quite jarring in "Double Jeopardy" when he decides to go all out.
    Xanatos: You know, Anton... I am not, by nature, a vengeful man, but your behavior has forced me to make an exception.
  • Papa Wolf: He truly loves his son. When Oberon was about to abduct Alex, Xanatos pulled out every weapon and defense he could use.
  • Pet the Dog: Xanatos does not acknowledge the existence of the Moral Event Horizon, but he does believe in repaying debts of honor.
  • Powered Armor: He can keep up with the likes of Goliath in combat because he created a suit of high tech armor that resembles a gargoyle.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Even in his original villainous mindset, Xanatos isn't out to destroy the gargoyles - he recognizes them as irreplaceable resources in various ways.
    Owen: You've never said what you want done with the gargoyles. It would be easy enough to destroy them during the day.
    Xanatos: Perhaps. But it seems so wasteful.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: 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 becoming good guys and true allies of the gargoyles.
  • Revenge: Defied. "Revenge is a sucker's game."
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He originally freed the gargoyles by footing the "astronomical" expense to activate the Curse Escape Clause. Money is never an object to him.
  • Self-Made Man: He was given the instructions and seed money for his company by his older self 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. It's Played With, though, in that Xanatos did not actually think of the plan to enrich his past self on his own — rather, he got instructions from his future self, who in turn got instructions from HIS future self and so on. If anything, one might say fate itself handed the beginnings of Xanatos's fortune to him, which explains in part why Petros isn't all that impressed with it even after learning how David did it.
  • 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.
  • Smart People Play Chess: He is seen playing chess with Fox. With his intelligence and giving his penchant for scheming, this would be a natural hobby for him.
  • 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 expects.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Thailog in "Double Jeopardy." as he plays right into Thailog's plan.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: He acknowledges this trope by making his stance clear that "revenge is a sucker's game". He doesn't get bogged down by petty things like losing a fight, because even that tends to further at least one of his other goals in some way. The only time when he did (albeit reluctantly) try to take revenge on anyone, he got Out-Gambitted.
  • Villainous Valor: Even if things look impossible, he'll risk his life if the stakes are high enough.
  • Villains Out Shopping: This trope is instrumental to his plan in "Her Brother's Keeper"; Elisa shadows Xanatos from the air while the villain is driving in order to get something incriminating on him. Unfortunately, Xanatos is well aware that Elisa is following him and casually notes "Let's go shopping" as a completely innocuous activity in order to frustrate her. As it turns out, he was specifically shopping for diamonds as the first step of his plan to win over Elisa's brother.
  • "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.
  • Worthy Opponent: He deeply respects Goliath and actually rather likes the guy, not that it'll stop him from making Goliath a pawn or target of his latest scheme; the respect is a bit more grudging on Goliath's end, but it's still there, and Goliath is generally willing to ally with Xanatos if that's what it takes to defeat a greater threat. Tellingly, many of Xanatos' schemes in the series consist of creating an Evil Knockoff of Goliath that will serve him, ranging from Mecha-Mooks that look like Goliath, a personal suit of Powered Armor that looks like Goliath, pseudo-Gargoyles (one of whom has easily be mistaken for Goliath at a distance), and finally an outright clone. Goliath really made an impression on him.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Namesake of this and its spin-off trope, Xanatos Speed Chess. He always has multiple objectives in mind when he schemes.

    Owen Burnett 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
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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 during villainous action that he borders on The Stoic.
  • Artificial Limbs: Invoked: Word of God is that most people believe Owen's petrified arm is simply an "eccentric prosthesis."
  • Asexuality: Word of God describes Owen as asexual. It's also been mentioned that he either has or will have a romantic interest, implying that he isn't aromantic.
  • Battle Butler: Be it fighting or carrying out Xanatos' plans, Owen does it quickly and efficiently.
  • Co-Dragons: With Coyote; Owen is Xanatos' right-hand man, while Coyote fights or leads the Pack at Xanatos' behest.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He prepared for the possibility of a Physical God stealing his boss's son as soon as Fox declared her pregnancy. Sure enough, such a thing happened because he knows how Oberon operates from working under him.
  • Creepy Monotone: He never raises his voice no matter what fiendish deed Xanatos has him doing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has quick a sharp wit to him, which is surprising given the rest of his persona. Or not so surprising.
  • Disability Super Power: A fist made of stone hurts opponents more than one made of flesh and bone. Xanatos remarks that he makes "good use of his handicap."
  • Empowered Badass Normal: A spell petrifies his right hand and he uses it for extra-human punching power. The fact that he's later revealed to be Puck disqualifies him.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: Owen hardly ever expresses surprise, anger, or concern, no matter what science fiction or fantasy magic scheme his boss has going on. Eventually we learn why he seems to have Seen It All.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A villain in glasses. In fact, Puck passed him on another such coldly calculating individual.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Much like his employer, he loses villain status over time.
  • Humanoid Abomination: He is Puck in human form, and so this persona is not human at all.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: They help to emphasise his cool, detached, and 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, and so he left early. Then he came back.
  • Morality Pet: He is the first character introduced that Xanatos treats with transparency and respect, "City of Stone" being a good example.
  • Number Two: He serves as Xanatos' right-hand man, assisting him in all of his endeavors and representing him in business deals. His official job title is probably "Administrative Assistant".
  • Palette Swap: He is literally a copy of Preston Vogel with a different hair color because Puck based "Owen" on Prestone (though the audience meets Owen first).
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's not really "evil"; he's Just Following Orders and his boss is evil.
  • Secret Identity: He's 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. This is actually part of the appeal of being Owen for Puck; as the trickster himself says, "the Puck has played many roles, but never that of straight man".
  • Straight Man: While Xanatos clearly enjoys what he does, Owen's role is to calmly enforce his employer's will no matter how fantastic it is, and stand stoically while he shouts things like "It's alive! ALIVE!....I always wanted to say that".
  • Taken for Granite: Has a stone arm after dipping it in the Cauldron of Life, and he knows how to use it.
  • Undying Loyalty: David Xanatos could not ask for a more stalwart employee. Despite knowing they have zero chance repelling Oberon, he sticks around.

    Fox 
Voiced by: Laura San Giacomo
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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.


  • Action Mom: As she proved when Oberon tried to abduct Alex.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Reconstructed. Fox is well aware of what kind of person David is and loves him all the same. Xanatos, on the other hand, ultimately proves to truly love Fox and they both end up Happily Married.
  • Animal Motifs: She's as cunning as a fox. Her signature mark is a blue colored, fox tattoo over her right eye. When Fox came into possession of the Eye of Odin, an exaggerated face of her inner self was revealed, transforming her into a werewolf/fox-like monster. Her last name "Renard" is the name given to the fox character in old French animal tales.
  • Antagonistic Offspring: She tried a hostile takeover of her father's company, albeit in a Friendly Enemy way.
  • Badass Bisexual: One of the top badasses in the series and revealed as bisexual by Word of Gay.
  • Badass in Charge: She is an excellent fighter, as her former role as leader of the Pack would attest.
  • Big Ego, Hidden Depths: She's proudly amoral and Ubermensch-like, stating her wish to live forever and rule the world casually. When she's turned into a werefox, however, it's quickly revealed that stripped her most basic instincts Fox deeply hates herself, to the point where when she briefly sees Elisa as herself and goes berserk trying to kill her.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Anyone who knows French instantly makes the connection between father and daughter well before the official reveal.
  • Bi the Way: At CONvergence 2014, Greg Weisman states that Fox is bisexual.
  • Birds of a Feather: With David. He even lampshades this when asking for Fox's hand in marriage.
    Xanatos: "We're genetically compatible, highly intelligent and have the same goals. It makes perfect sense to get married."
  • The Chessmaster: The events of "Upgrade" were basically one big chess game she was playing with her husband.
  • Cultured Badass: Alongside being a wily and determined figure (and worthy mate for Xanatos thereby), Fox is also well-read: she prefers Jean-Paul Sartre to Nietzsche or Kafka.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: Duh, even if Xanatos overshadows her, she still beat him in their "Upgrade" chess game.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a villainous badass.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    Hyena: (hitting cockroaches with a rubber band slingshot) Why do you read that stuff?
    Fox: (reading a book on Jean-Paul Sartre) Because Nietzche's too butch and Kafka reminds me of your little friends over there.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Fox truly loves her husband, David and their son, Alexander, despite her villainous activities.
  • Evil Redhead: As befits her name, Fox has red hair and rather dubious morals.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Not exactly an eyepatch, but that blue tattoo covering her right eye conveys that impression.
  • Fiery Redhead: Downplayed. She is more determined than hot-tempered, and keeps a cool head almost all of the time.
  • Good Parents: She turns out to be a surprisingly good mother to her son, Alex.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half human and half fey but she didn't know it herself until "The Gathering."
  • Happily Married: To David. After their marriage we see them playing chess as foreplay, raising their son, Alex, and other such domestic bliss that one forgets they are both villains. Fox only married because she was in love with him and he demonstrated his love for her in a undeniable fashion; begging his worst enemy and giving up a priceless magic artifact in return for help saving her.
  • Hidden Depths: When Fox came into possession of the Eye of Odin, an exaggerated face of her inner self was revealed, transforming her into a werewolf/fox-like monster. This transformation could possibly represent Fox's ambition and feral ruthlessness to acquire what she desires, such as when she tried to steal her father's company. Greg Weisman, however, has revealed that her transformation means this: "Werefox, predatory, self-hating, conflicted."
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": As she points out, Fox isn't a stage name, she legally changed her name to it.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: Inverted. She later learns that her mother is the Queen of Oberon.
  • Interspecies Romance: With David. He's a human and she turns out to be part fey on her mother's side.
  • It Amused Me: The reason why she tried to take over her father's company by corporate sabotage, even though he would've given it to her if she asked him to - she thought it would be more fun.
  • Lady Macbeth: Not that Xanatos wasn't already amoral, mind you, but she is certainly his partner in wicked deeds.
  • The Leader: Fox was the former leader of The Pack.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Inverted; her dad is a good scientist while she is a villain on top of which she betrayed him by falling for his villainous rival.
  • Mama Bear: Seen in full force in "The Gathering." She even gave this line when Oberon stated that Alex will be coming with him:
  • Marry for Love: She disliked David's proposal when it was framed in Darwin terms because she was more overtly romantic than him.
  • Meaningful Name: As pointed out in Cunning Like a Fox, it's a given, but her given name is also meaningful. "Renard" is the name given to the fox character in old French animal tales. There has been talk about the coincidence of Goliath having a nemesis named "David." When you consider that "Janine" is a feminine version of "Jonathan"...
  • Morality Pet: For David. The best evidence being the time she turned into a were-fox, and he was desperate to find her a cure. After giving up the Eye of Odin to save her, and then carrying her off bridal-style, Owen remarked that he "never looked more heroic".
  • Rapunzel Hair: Fox's hair reaches to her waist level, as is fitting for a modern-day counterpart of noblewoman.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: She's no longer an enemy to the clan, but that doesn't make her one of the good guys.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Orange hair, green eyes, and one of the most central antagonists the Manhattan Clan face.
  • Smart People Play Chess: She beat Xanatos in chess, proving that she's as intelligent and scheming as him.
  • Tattooed Crook: Her Eyepatch of Power is blue and resembles a fox.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Fox is fond of manolos.
  • Übermensch: She even chose her own name, rather than keep the one her parents gave her - though it is an Anglicization of her surname.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Notable for a series where most characters always wear the same clothes, Fox wears quite a variety of different costumes, and doesn't really have a "default" outfit like other characters.
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    The Pack 
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Left to right: Wolf, Dingo, Fox, Hyena, and Jackal.
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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. He 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.

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: In "Upgrade" Hyena rotates her leg all the way around to kick Lexington off her back.
  • Actually a Doombot: The first Coyote was revealed to be a robot, not the real Xanatos.
  • 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.
  • The Alcoholic: In the SLG comic, Dingo is watching a hockey game and littered his bed with bottles of alcohol.
  • Animal Theme Naming: They all have canine names to fit their "Pack" name.
  • 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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hyena after becoming a cyborg.
  • 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.
    • And then after Coyote unmasks to reveal who they think is Xanatos, Jackal's ready to have a go at him (having failed to assassinate him last time), despite having earlier criticized Wolf for doing so. Dingo holds him back before he can do anything stupid.
  • Came Back Strong: Every time Coyote is rebuilt, he gets upgraded with new weapons and gadgets. His fourth iteration was built with a melted-down magical artifact, which allows him to take on Oberon's Children, who are usually untouchable.
  • Chain Saw Good: Coyote 5.0.
  • Chicken Walker: Coyote 2.0 and 3.0's legs are made like these.
  • 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.
  • The Dragon: Coyote acts on Xanatos' behalf, leading the Pack at his behest or helping secure his interests (such as ensuring that the Emir's attempts to summon Anubis go as Xanatos wants or helping him capture the trickster Coyote).
  • Electronic Eyes: Jackal's left eye is cybernetic after his upgrade. One episode showed that it can extend out of its socket on a eyestalk. A really long eyestalk.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: All of them get upgraded one way or another (except Fox, who was gone by then) - all by means previously introduced by Xanatos.
    Coyote: (shows footage of Derek Maza/Talon) ...have you ever considered the bounties of genetic engineering?
    Coyote: (shows footage of Coldstone) ...or maybe cybernetics is more your style?
    Coyote: (shows footage of Xanatos in his his Exo-suit) ...and they say "Clothes Make the Man".
  • Expy: Hyena and Jackal are very much like evil versions of Wolverine. They are both Canadians, have Wild Hair, fight with claws and fight like animals.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Dingo and Goliath started as enemies. Then in Australia, they fight together to save the world from the Matrix. In the end, they're not exactly friends, but it's safe to say they're no longer enemies.
  • Five-Man 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.
  • Motive Decay: Lampshaded. When introduced, The Pack were fearsome mercenaries, pulling jobs for money and the thrill of the hunt, which set them against the gargoyles. Come "Upgrades," they're robbing banks just to stay solvent, and do a pretty bad job at it. Nobody's happy that they've been reduced to petty thieves, until Coyote comes back, whereupon they gain the titular upgrades and break out of their decay.
  • Noble Demon: Before his Heel–Face Turn, Dingo was a fairly subtle example. He actively discouraged the Pack's infighting, went to break out the team when given sufficient resources, and when the bank job goes south, he cuts the fight with the Gargoyles short and carries the injured Jackal off.
  • No-Sell: Coyote 4.0 was built with iron from the Cauldron of Life, making it immune to magic.
  • Odd Name Out: Hyenas aren't canines.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Jackal, endowed with the power of Anubis, tries to end all life on Earth for kicks.
  • 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.
  • Power Armor: Dingo wears one, complete with Rocket Boots, Arm Cannon and it even comes with a remote control in case he needs to suit up rapidly.
  • 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.
  • Prisons Are Gymnasiums: After he's put away, Wolf is seen doing one-armed pushups inside his cell to Jackal's annoyance.
  • 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.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: All the Coyote robots' optics and Jackal's Electronic Eye are red. In Dingo's case, only his helm had red eyes.
  • 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 even after the reveal. Even Jackal considers this "sicker than usual."
  • Robotic Reveal: Used with Coyote 1.0.
    Hyena: (shocked) A robot?! (smirks) Even better.
  • Robot Me: Coyote 1.0 to Xanatos.
  • Rocket Boots: Dingo's armor has a pair of these. They are also present when he got a new armor from Matrix.
  • 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.
    • Jackal never really seemed happy working under Coyote either. After his robotization, he opted to put Wolf in charge over Coyote 2.0, and later kills 3.0 when he gained the power of death.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: Coyote is smashed every time 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 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. He eventually undergoes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • 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.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: A flashback in the Bad Guys comic showed that Dingo was just a normal (albeit poor) kid working hard to get good grades. After his mom disappeared, he spent some time with a friend of hers who raised him into becoming a criminal.
  • Wild Hair: Hyena and Jackal both have wild hair, kinda like Wolverine.
  • Villainous Friendship: They all got along well with Fox. Once she was out of the picture, Jackal and Wolf qualified, while Hyena adored Coyote, but bickering was the general rule.
  • Wolverine Claws: Hyena and Jackal. It started with gloves with claws at their end, similar to Freddy Krueger's claws. After their upgrade, the cybernetic claws could be extend to even greater length or fired like projectiles.

    Dr. Anton Sevarius 
Voiced by: Tim Curry
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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.
  • Evil Brit: Judging by the accent (well, his real one), he is a British-born Mad Scientist.
  • The Evil Genius: He is one of several people on Xanatos' payroll that is high on scientific skill and low on ethic. He is responsible for his bio-tech developments, such as the mutates.
  • For Science!: He doesn't care what Xanatos does with his creations, he just wants to make him and study them.
  • 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, unless you count having to live under Xanatos' protection for fear of his own creations.
  • 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. The Mutates and Wolf's upgrade were his work.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He is the best geneticist but has no morals at all, actually.
  • Playing with Syringes: His job, in a nutshell, is to tweak genetic information to create biological super soldiers for Xanatos.
  • Psycho for Hire: Of the Mad Scientist variety; while he initially works exclusively for Xanatos, Sevarius is later shown working for Demona and Thailog, and is mentioned to have hired his services out to other groups as well.
  • The Sociopath: Sevarius has not the slightest shred of morality, scruples or empathy, seeing everyone as either means to get money or as guinea pigs for his experiments, and never shows any guilt or remorse for the lives he ruins.
  • The Starscream: Subverted in "Double Jeopardy." He attempts to extort $20 million from Xanatos in exchange for Thailog, but Sevarius thinks the entire thing was set up by Xanatos, and so he is playing the role that he thought Xanatos assigned him. He hadn't really turned against him (it was Thailog). While Sevarius is a freelance agent who willingly works with all sorts of depraved individuals, he never attempts to turn on Xanatos, the man is paying him to do what he loves after all.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Adopts a sort of French/German thing in his first appearance. Apparently for no other reason than to really get into his "mad scientist" role, since he took minimal pains to alter his appearance and didn't use a false name.

    Bruno 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
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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.
  • Sole Survivor: Of all Bruno's team, only he made out alive after the episode Monsters. However, in the comics, he's been assembling a new team.

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The Hunters

    In General 

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


  • Action Girl: Robyn and her great-aunt Fiona, now a retired Hunter.
  • Arch-Enemy: Collectively, they have antagonized Demona for centuries and are responsible for the second destruction of her clan. While Hakon got the ball rolling, these guys are the real reason she's such a bitter and hateful genocidal murder.
  • Arc Symbol: The slashes that Demona left on Gillecomgain's face endure as the ever-present symbol of the Hunters, even after Gillecomgain himself has been dead and forgotten for a thousand years. After the split among the Canmore siblings in "Hunter's Moon", the claw marks remain an important symbol; Robyn wears them as a Redeeming Replacement when she joins the Redemption Squad, and Jon has them as part of the Quarryman symbol on his uniform.
  • Badass Normal: They are standard humans who hunt the super strong and flight capable gargoyles. Gillecomgain could match Demona evenly, although she was getting on in her age by them.
  • Catch-Phrase: The "It ends tonight!" fling toward Demona.
  • Dark Is Evil: They all dress in dark colours when on the hunt.
  • 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: In a strange way, to Macbeth, seeing as they've pursued Demona for centuries to fulfill a vendetta that goes back to medieval Scotland. In City of Stone, when Macbeth is at his most ruthless, he even wears their emblem to psych Demona out.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: The Hunters' centuries-long crusade to kill Demona is, in fact pointless; Demona can only be killed by Macbeth, meaning that no matter how hard they try, the Hunters can never destroy "The Demon".
  • 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.
  • Historical-Domain Character: Gillecomgain through Canmore really did exist, historically, and the show mostly depicts their lives truthfully to the historical record (besides the gargoyle bits).
  • Hypocrite: Given that the modern Hunters have little but Fantastic Racism as a motive, they're really just as bad as Demona.
  • In the Hood: In addition to the mask, some hunters also wear a cloaked hood.
  • 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.
  • Not So Different: from Demona, though neither side would likely admit it. Jon Canmore is the most obvious and dramatic example.
    Demona/Jon: What have I... what have they done to you?
  • Power Armor: Robyn and Jon make use of this against Demona. Unlike the ones made by Xanatos, they are huge and bulky, but are nonetheless deadly. Presumably, there was third suit for Jason.
  • The Real Remington Steele: The first time the Hunter was seen in modern day, it was Macbeth in disguise.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Hunters' masks, depicting red slashes against black cloth, are the main reoccurring element in each of their costumes. Subverted with Robyn Canmore's Heel–Face Turn; she continues to wear the mask and call herself "Hunter" as leader of the Redemption Squad.
  • 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
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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.


  • 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. It's 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: He was Duncan's hatchet man but was always out for himself in the end .
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Though his relationship with his father was rocky (his father dismissed Gillecomgain's maiming when the wounds were still fresh) there was a love for him under it. After his father is killed he grows angry at the perceived killer, Findlaech (though his father had been slain by magic arrows from another force). When he would murder Findlaech later in his life there was an angle of personal vendetta rather than purely for profit.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Started as a farmboy and became a Professional Killer and famed gargoyle slayer and then castle steward.
  • Guttural Growler: A given for any character played by Jim Cummings.
  • Harmful to Minors: Getting slashed in the face and nearly killed as a child would have some serious mental side effects.
  • Informed Deformity: Inverted, actually. When his father first sees his scars, he's rather dismissive of them, but they look pretty bad and last all the way into Gillecomgain's adult life.
  • In the Hood: He wears the original hunter's mask when on business so no one can connect him with it.
  • Jerkass: He took pleasure in rubbing his murder of Findlaech in Macbeth's face, and had no problem with mistreating his wife.
  • 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.
  • Kick the Dog: He not only killed Findlaech, Macbeth's father, but he also marries Grouch and becomes the new High Steward of Moray, making poor Macbeth suffer. The SLG comic reveals that years earlier in battle, Gillecomgain nearly killed Bodhe, Grouch's father.
  • Missing Mom: Gillecomgain's mother is never seen or mentioned.
  • Old Soldier: Even at fifty, he managed to hold his own against Demona and Macbeth.
  • Parental Neglect: When Demona scarred Gillecomgain when he was just a boy, he went to his father for comfort. However, his father just dismissed it as "just a fews scratches". Judging from his musings before confronting Demona earlier, he obviously had a strain relationship with his father.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: When ordered to assassinate Macbeth, Gillecomgain declines; Macbeth is of royal blood and popular among the people, and killing him might raise questions about how Macbeth's father met his own end. His reasoning is sound, but Duncan takes it for defiance, and Gillecomgain doesn't do himself any favors in the exchange.
  • 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.
  • Silent Antagonist: Invoked; he never speaks to Findlaech as an intimidation tactic, but he breaks his silence when he sees Demona.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Even in-universe, Gillecomgain is all but forgotten by the present day, yet his legacy survives in the form of the Hunters and the Quarrymen.
  • 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.
  • Villainous Legacy: Gillecomgain was the first Hunter. The role survives even in the series' present day.
  • 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.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When Gillecomgain starts getting a little too difficult to control, Duncan hangs him out to dry, revealing to Macbeth that Gillecomgain murdered his father in the hopes that the two will kill each other.
  • You Killed My Father: Gillecomgain killed Macbeth's father Findlaech, under orders from Duncan. As soon as he finds out who the killer really was, Macbeth wastes no time in confronting Gillecomgain in the hopes of killing him.

    King Duncan 
Voiced by: Neil Dickson
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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.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Duncan, unlike his portrayal in Shakespeare as The Good King, is shown in this series as a ruthless tyrant. If anything, his portrayal here is a lot closer to his historical counterpart.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing:
    • When Gillecomgain informed Duncan of Findlaech's death, he was happy because it shored up his claim to the throne.
    • After his death, there was more cheering.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Duncan's one and only redeeming trait is his love for his son, Canmore, who would grow up believing the best of his father and sought to avenge his death.
  • 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.
  • The Evil Prince: He had Findlaech killed so that Macbeth could never become king.
  • Irony: During all these years, Duncan put a lot efforts into killing Macbeth so he wouldn't usurp his crown. Not did only Macbeth never have such ambitions, all of Duncan's actions led to his own death and Macbeth becoming king.
  • Jerkass: He seemed to revel in making Macbeth's life miserable.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Duncan happily sells out Gillecomgain when the Hunter starts getting a little too tricky to control, leading to Gillecomgain's death.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: He lays siege to Macbeth's lands after hearing the Weird Sisters' prophecy that he would one day reign as king 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 assassin that Duncan can no longer control, or Gillecomgain 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
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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.


  • Affably Evil: He does not harm Gruoch, Macbeth's wife, and treats her fairly courteously, claiming he has no quarrel with her.
  • Anti-Villain: Canmore seems to genuinely view Macbeth as The Usurper and Demona as his monstrous Dragon and himself as the Rightful King Returning. It is a fair point of view considering that Macbeth killed his father and made himself king instead of something like "regent" for Duncan.
  • Avenging the Villain: Canmore took up the Hunter's Mask to avenge Duncan. He's not happy when Macbeth says that his father was an evil man.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: After Macbeth's departure, Canmore ultimately killed Luach and won the throne of Scotland.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Canmore confronts Macbeth, they're about to duel. Demona then show up and Macbeth has a argument with her. Canmore take advantage of this and mortally strikes Macbeth.
  • Dirty Coward: Rather than face him in a straight fight, Canmore stabs Macbeth in the back while the latter is arguing with Demona.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Edward the Confessor (who is something of a Greater-Scope Villain for the flashbacks in "City of Stone, part 4"); the English king took Canmore under his wing and gave him aid in reclaiming his throne, but it's Canmore doing all the heavy lifting in the campaign to claim the Scottish throne.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being told your whole life that you were destined to be king, followed by seeing your father explode before getting shipped out of Scotland isn't exactly an ideal childhood.
  • Harmful to Minors: Seeing your father explode and fall off of a cliff can really damage a child's mind.
  • Karma Houdini: As per history, he succeeds in overthrowing Macbeth and becomes king of Scotland shortly thereafter.
  • Noodle Incident: Word of God mentions that the Canmore family took up the Hunt for Demona again following a "mishap" involving Canmore and his son. No other details are available.
  • One Steve Limit: He is never referred to with his first name, Malcolm, to avoid confusion with the fictional Prince Malcolm who had earlier appeared in the series.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Macbeth spares his life and gets overthrown and stabbed for his generosity.
  • You Killed My Father: Canmore's hatred for Macbeth and Demona is driven by them killing his father, Duncan. Canmore either refuses to believe or doesn't realise that Duncan was a ruthless tyrant who'd had Macbeth's father murdered.

    Charles Canmore 
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader

Father to the three modern day Canmore siblings (Jason, Robyn, and Jon), and their predecessor as the Hunter.


    Jason Canmore 
Voiced by: Diedrich Bader, Scott Cleverdon (as a boy)
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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 identity 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.—-

  • Badass Baritone: In both his undercover and true identities, Jason speaks in a deep and commanding voice, enhanced by his Scottish accent in the latter case.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a concealed blade in one of his wristguards.
  • Dating Catwoman: Inverted; Jason falls for the heroic Elisa, although their relationship is ultimately not to be, as Elisa's heart belongs to Goliath.
  • General Ripper: He hates gargoyles with a passion at the beginning of the "Hunter's Moon" arc, owing in no small part to Demona's murder of his father.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the "Hunter's Moon" arc, he drops his Hunter activities.
  • Impersonating an Officer: Jason poses as a detective to gather intel about the gargoyles.
  • The Leader: Of the modern Hunters, at least until he comes to his senses and is crippled.
  • Moral Myopia: Has no problem with missiles being fired at a building full of innocent people. When Elisa enters it, he quickly rushes to save her.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Post-Heel Realisation, Jason is clearly regretful over the damage that's been done, a feeling that no doubt intensified after Jon became Castaway and started leading the Quarrymen.
  • Redemption Equals Affliction: His seeing the light directly results in him Taking the Bullet for Goliath and ending up paralyzed.

    Robyn Canmore 
Voiced by: Sheena Easton
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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.


  • Boxed Crook: In the Bad Guys comic, Robyn is recruited by the mysterious Director to lead the Redemption Squad under threat of imprisonment.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Fitting her calm and cool demeanor, she gets in some decent snark, especially at her brothers' expense.
    Jason: Our father spent his life hunting the Demon! We vowed to destroy her and her monstrous race even if it takes a hundred years!
    Robyn: I'd rather get it over with tonight, Jason, if you don't mind.
  • The Evil Genius: In the team of her siblings, she appeared to have the greatest knowledge of the technology they used, such as the tracking devices.
  • Heel–Face Turn: At the end of the "Hunter's Moon" arc, she realizes that gargoyles are not evil. Goliath risking himself to spare humans in a suicide dare against Demona convinced her.
  • The Leader:She's in charge of the Redemption Squad.
  • Sexy Secretary: Briefly acts like one for Dominique Destine in "Hunters Moon".
  • Sibling Team: The Hunter team during "Hunter's Moon" is herself and her brothers, Jason and Jon.
  • The Stoic: Much more calm and cool-headed than either of her brothers.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Robyn ties her hair like a ponytail. There's hole at the top of her mask to let her ponytail out. In her civilian grab, she let her hair down which highlights the contrast with her aggressive and action-y Hunter persona.

    Jon Canmore/John Castaway 
Voiced by: Scott Cleverdon, J. D. Daniels (as a boy), Alan Cumming ("The Journey")
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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. It doesn't last.
  • 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.
  • Arm Cannon: His Power Armor is equipped with a large and powerful cannon.
  • Badass Mustache: Sports one after adapting the moniker of Castaway.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: Jon Canmore was weak-willed, but clear-headed, recognising many truths that his siblings, in their hatred, were blind to. John Castaway is incredibly stubborn and bull-headed, blinding himself to the truths he once saw so clearly.
  • Big Bad: In The Goliath Chronicles, which was not the intent of Greg Weisman, who just had him as another member of the Rogues Gallery.
  • 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.
  • Dirty Coward: Of the moral variety; despite knowing that the Hunt was morally wrong, Jon always backed down in the face of Jason's forceful personality, and even when he has a chance to intervene, he just stays out of the fight.
  • Evil Counterpart: To be precise, an evil human counterpart to the already evil Demona.
  • Extreme Doormat: While at first he was the most reluctant of the Hunters to fight and the most willing to believe that not all the gargoyles were evil, he never really made much of an effort to stand up to his siblings, instead just meekly going along with their plans once they overruled him. This is an early sign of his weak convictions in the face of his emotional dependency on his siblings, which has tragic consequences when he thinks the gargoyles have killed one of them.
  • 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.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Subverted. Making him ironically similar to Demona.
  • Only Sane Man: For most of "Hunter's Moon", Jon is the only one of the Hunters to consider that Goliath's clan is neither aligned with Demona nor deserving of death. He even surmises that there are probably no more than six of them (the number of gargoyles Xanatos brought to New York from Scotland with Castle Wyvern; he's only slightly off, as Angela's recent arrival brought the Manhattan Clan to seven members). Unfortunately, this doesn't last; after Jason is seemingly killed, Jon becomes consumed by rage and loses his moral qualms.
  • Rocket Boots: His Power Armor is equipped with these.
  • Sibling Team: With Jason and Robyn.
  • That Man Is Dead: In the comic, he says something to this effect about his life as Jon Canmore when confronted by his sister.
  • Token Good Teammate: He was until his total role reversal with Jason.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Jon Canmore was a mere follower of his elder siblings, having no heart for the Hunt. John Castaway, on the other hand, is the ringleader of the Quarrymen, savvy, charismatic, and presenting a grave threat to the gargoyles.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: He was the nicest of his siblings, and ended up becoming the meanest.
  • 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 
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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."
  • Irony: Constantine wanted to avoid the same fate as his father who was overthrown by his enemies and allied gargoyles. So he slain all the gargoyles he could find. However, the gargoyles were no longer allied with his enemies because of the Wyvern massacre. This new genocide drove the remaining gargoyles, with Brooklyn's help, to ally with Constantine's enemies and bring his downfall.
  • The Kingslayer: He stabbed Kenneth II, took the throne and put the blame on Finella, Mary, Tom and the Magus.
  • 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, despite the rules of war.
  • The Sociopath: Constantine has no problem manipulating Finella (who genuinely loves him), murdering Kenneth to steal his throne, or threatening gargoyle eggs to force Katharine's compliance.
  • The Usurper: He murdered King Kenneth and stole his crown.

    The Quarrymen 
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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.

    Renaissance Hunter 
Voiced by: Neil Dickson

A Hunter who chases down Demona in a Steam Punk flying machine during the Renaissance era.

The Illuminati

    In General 
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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.


  • Ancient Conspiracy: Going back to Arthurian times; Word of God puts the Illuminati's founding at the mid-7th century, about 100 years after King Arthur's "death".
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • 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.
    • On an individual level, their leader and founder, Sir Percival, whether he is Peredur or Duval, would qualify for this role, as everything involving the Illuminati ultimately traces back to him.
  • 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 6: 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 
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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.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Weisman's mental voice actor for Peredur is Jude Law.
  • Decomposite Character: A strange case. Both he and Duval are hinted at being the Arthurian character Percival. Word of God is deliberately vague on which one.
  • 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.
  • Fallen Hero: Once a knight of the Round Table, now the head of a nefarious organisation that all but controls the world.
  • 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'd be nearly as old as Arthur himself.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Word of God is that Peredur's goal is to "make things right". Exactly what this means is unclear, but his method for doing so was to found the Illuminati, which certainly gives some credence to the "extremist" part of the trope.

    Duval 
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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.


  • Bald of Evil: Whether he's evil or not is up for grabs, but he's certainly bald.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: While writing the comic, Weisman imagined Duval's voice to be that of Eddie Marsan.
  • Cyborg: He curiously has a lot of cybernetic implants. The reasons have yet to be explained.
  • Decomposite Character: A strange case. Both he and Peredur are hinted at being the Arthurian character Percival. Word of God is deliberately vague on which one.
  • The Dragon: Apparently; he's one of the Society's highest-ranking members, and seems to be the only one, along with Blanchefleur, who has regular contact with Peredur.
  • Electronic Eyes: His left eye is cybernetic.
  • Sickly Green Glow: His cybernetics emit it.
  • The Unseen: Until "Rock of Ages."

    Quincy Hemings 
Now don't get smart, boy.

The other Two of the Society, alongside Duval. He works as Chief Steward in the White House, and has been employed there in some capacity since Teddy Roosevelt's presidency, giving the Illuminati a man on the inside at the White House for almost every administration of the twentieth century.


    Blanchefleur 
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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 
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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.
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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."


  • Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly to Matt, and acts polite towards Goliath as well.
  • Alliterative Name: Mace Malone.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mace has quite the wit, making a quip within minutes of meeting Matt.
    Matt: How accommodating of the Society to provide it's senior members with rejuvenation drugs.
    Malone: You should see the dental plan.
  • Evil Old Folks: Evil, and quite old.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He wound up lost in the Hotel Cabal after trying to drive Goliath insane there.
  • Older Than They Look: His age is estimated in the vicinity of 100, which Matt credits to "rejuvenation drugs". Ultimately a Subverted Trope: While he's pretty spry for a centenarian, he sure as heck looks like one.
  • Sanity Slippage: It doesn't take long for the Hotel to get to him.
  • Signed Up for the Dental: He jokingly suggests as much in his conversation with Matt Bluestone.
  • Villain Respect: Mace is really quite impressed by Goliath's strength and fortitude as he watches the gargoyle fight his way through the Hotel Cabal.
  • You Have Failed Me: The Illuminati leave him to starve to death stranded in the Hotel Cabal after he lets Goliath escape his grasp.

    Martin Hacker 
Voiced by: Michael Bell
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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.
  • False Friend: He was either of this or Big Bad Friend 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.
  • Playing Both Sides: On behalf of the Illuminati, Hacker tells Matt that the Society wants the gargoyles protected, tells Xanatos that the gargoyles should be gradually introduced to the world, and tells Castaway that the gargoyles should be destroyed. Which, if any, of these claims is the truth remains unknown.
  • Smug Smiler: He keeps a smug smirk on his face while revealing his duplicity to Matt.

    Falstaff/John Oldcastle 
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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.

    The Norman Ambassador 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

An Illuminatus of unknown rank active in Scotland in 975 AD.

New York City Criminals

    Tony Dracon 
Voiced by: Richard Grieco
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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. Broadway also despises him, to the same degree Brooklyn hates Demona and Lexington the Pack.
  • 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.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts polite, especially with Elisa, but it's completely transparent.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: He continues his work as a crime boss from within his prison in "Turf."
  • Mob War: Dracon is at war with Tomas Brod for controlling what's left of his criminal empire.
  • Save the Villain: Much to her annoyance, Elisa end up saving him from Tomas Brod, a rival criminal.
  • Skunk Stripe: After his initial encounter with the gargoyles.
  • Smug Snake: He is way out of his league when it comes to dealing with the gargoyles.

    Glasses 
Voiced by: Rocky Carroll

Tony Dracon's right-hand man.


  • Black Vikings: In a rare modern equivalent, a black mafioso. In a crime organization where all members must be Sicilian, a black man is the boss's right-hand man. Word of God says there's a story there.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only ever called "Glasses". His real name has never been revealed.

    Pal Joey 
Voiced by: Michael Bell

A recurring member of Dracon's organization.

    Dominic Dracon 
Voiced by: Darren McGavin

Tony Dracon's grandfather and the former partner of Mace Malone. Under the alias G.F. Bentley, he still looks for the jewels Mace stole from him.

  • All for Nothing: Dominic's lifelong search for the jewels he and Malone stole ends with the elderly Dominic holding a bag of marbles, reading from a taunting note Malone left behind.

    Jack Danforth 
Voiced by: Ed Asner

Mace Malone's stepson. In witness protection, Matt Bluestone tracks him down when looking for clues on the Illuminati. Later, he joins Tomas Brod's gang.

  • Catch-Phrase: Can barely get through a sentence without calling someone a bum. He uses the word to describe Mace Malone no less than three times in the run of a few minutes.
  • Retired Badass: A man in his late 70s who can be found pumping iron at the gym, and eventually un-retires when he hears a new criminal gang has come to town.

    Tomas Brod 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown

A Czech gangster who terrorizes the streets of Prague. Later moves to New York City.

  • Evil Sounds Deep: Clancy Brown's third villainous role on this show; like Hakon and Wolf, Brod sports a deep, gravelly voice that helps identify him as a villain.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Engages in a vicious turf war against Dracon.

Others

    Hakon 
Voiced by: Clancy Brown
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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.


    The Archmage 
Voiced by: David Warner
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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.


  • The Archmage: Well, duh.
  • Arc Villain: He takes center stage in the Avalon three-parter in Season 2, and doesn't menace the heroes beyond that arc due to his death by the end.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he's not engaging in Large Ham pontificating, the Archmage actually has quite a dry wit.
    Archmage: [after the gargoyles defeat animated sand sculptures of the Archmage] Don't crow too loudly. After all, what have you achieved? You beat up a beach. At dawn, you all will die. Get used to it.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name is unknown. Even Word of God isn't telling.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His jaw drops when he sees the Magus abandon his spell book. That the Magus did it to accompany his friends into Avalon seems totally lost on him.
  • 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, either...
  • 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 20 Minutes into the Future, too.
  • Generic Doomsday 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.
  • Killed Off for Real: At the end of the Avalon three-parter, the power of the Grimorum, without the Eye of Odin, overpowers and kills him, and he never shows up in the series again after.
  • 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.
  • No Name Given: He's only ever referred to as "The Archmage".
  • Not the Fall That Kills You: Due to being saved by his future self.
  • Phlebotinum Overdose: Internalizing the magic of the Grimorum allowed him to enter Avalon. Unfortunately, without the power-amplification of the Eye of Odin, it's more magic than his body can safely contain, and the Archmage is reduced to ashes.
  • 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...
  • Revenge: One of his motivation is revenge against Goliath, the other being ultimate power.
  • Smug Snake: Incredibly arrogant, and he's not all talk, but he's not as smart as he thinks he is. Case in point, as confident and assured as he sounds while discussing his impending plans with his past self, the Archmage didn't come up with a single word of it himself; he's just repeating what his future self told him.
  • 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 traveled 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...

    Fang 
Voiced by: Jonathan Frakes ("Metamorphosis"), James Belushi (all other episodes)
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One of the four Mutates transformed by Dr. Sevarius, and the only one to prefer his new transformed state. At first he's just The Lancer to Talon, but the events of "Kingdom" pit him directly against his former leader. Joins the Redemption Squad in the "Bad Guys" comics.


  • The Bully: Tasked with protecting the weak in the Labyrinth, Fang instead pushes them around, demanding gifts like any schoolyard bully.
  • Dirty Coward: He likes his flight and energy projection abilities but shuns anything like a fair fight: while Talon and Claw do the heavy fighting he tends to pick on (seeming) lightweights like Lexington. When the mutates shift to their underground base he doesn't even have the guts to do his own thieving, preferring to send out homeless people to filch what they can and then shake them down.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: The resident bully on both of the good-guy teams he's roped into joining.
  • Large Ham: To say he's exuberant is putting it mildly. Fang's almost as hammy as Sevarius.
  • LEGO Genetics: Like all the mutates, he was meant to have catlike speed, bat-like flight, and an eel's bioelectrical discharges alongside a human consciousness, and the combination is shown very literally in his appearance.
  • No Indoor Voice: His constant shouting is one of his most noticeable traits.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Until the comics reveal his real name, Fred Sykes.
  • The Starscream: Talon doesn't want there to be 'a leader', yet asserts authority without realizing it. Fang figures he'd do a better job, although not until he's well-armed.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Among the Labyrinth Clan, where he eventually morphs into The Starscream, and even more obviously on the Redemption Squad.

    The Matrix 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

A hive-mind artificial intelligence made up of nanobots, which it uses to come very close to destroying the world. By entering the dream-time, Goliath and Dingo are able to convince it to fight for justice instead of universal perfection.

  • Anti-Villain: In its debut, Matrix isn't trying to be malevolent or destructive; it's simply following its programming to an extent that Fox and Anastasia didn't foresee. Once Goliath and Dingo talk it down, Matrix is happy to pursue "law and order" alongside its new partner.
  • The Blank: Its default form post-Heel–Face Turn is of a silver humanoid with no facial features apart from an expressive brow.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: As a villain, it is convinced that order can only come from complete geometric perfection that destroys all life on Earth. As a hero, its every thought and action is devoted to serving the warped and overly-simplistic version of "law and order" that Dingo has taught it.
  • Do-Anything Robot: As a cluster of nanobots, it has a wider array of powers than nearly any other character in the show.
  • Nanomachines: It exists as a cluster of countless tiny machines that reform to accomplish tasks.
  • Not So Stoic: Shows emotion exactly once in all of its appearances: in the first issue of "Bad Guys", it looks upset when informed by Robyn that Dingo used to be a criminal. It gets over it fairly quickly when the Shaman reminds it that Dingo cannot continue to serve law and order if he goes to prison now.
  • Order Versus Chaos: It fights for order, first Grey Goo and then "law and order".
  • Power Armor: Fuses with, and becomes, Dingo's power armor.
  • Redemption Demotion: As a villain, was an endless supply of nanobots that threatened to destroy the world. As a hero, it is disconnected from the nuclear power plant that gave it its original power, and though it has enough nanobots to perform extremely complex tasks, it is limited to its immediate surroundings does most of its fighting either as Dingo's armor or as a slender humanoid. It is still by far the most powerful member of the Redemption Squad.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Was called "The Matrix" in its single TV appearance. Averted in the comic continuation, in which it is simply "Matrix", whether because that sounds more personal or because the term "The Matrix" gained a very specific connotation in the years between the show and the comics.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Matrix once had the power to cover and reshape the entire world. Now he's in a humanoid shape and his range is limited to his surrounding. Justified, since he no longer has access to the energy of the nuclear power plant that boosted his capabilities.
  • Verbal Tic: "Law and order". From the moment it hears Dingo say these words, the Matrix barely says a single sentence without referencing it. Lampshaded with Dingo calls it "Mr. One-Track Mind".
  • You Keep Using That Word: Despite its obsession with "law and order", it would appear that Dingo gave it a definition of the term that would more accurately be described as superhero vigilantism.

    Banquo and Fleance 
Voiced by: Frank Welker (Banquo), B.J. Ward (Fleance)

Macbeth's henchmen. They later part ways with Macbeth and become Quarrymen.

  • Boyish Short Hair: Fleance's wears her hair very short, fitting her aggressive demeanor.
  • Co-Dragons: For Macbeth, at least until they depart from his service to assume the same role for Castaway.
  • Fantastic Racism: They are Quarrymen despite knowing full-well that gargoyles are sapient and benevolent. Indeed, they relish the thought of shattering Goliath.
  • Gender Flip: Fleance is a woman, though her Shakespeare counterpart is a man.
  • Irony: After spending most of their screentime in service to Macbeth, they sign up with the Quarrymen, led by a descendant of Macbeth's enemies Duncan and Canmore.
  • Shout-Out to Shakespeare: They are named after two characters from Macbeth. It's possible Macbeth, who has a fondness for his Shakespearean counterpart, gave them those names as code handles—or, as their names are never mentioned in dialogue, that the names are simply script placeholders.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Fleance, typically quite masculine and aggressive, dons a light pink dress for Macbeth's wedding to "Dominique Destine".

    Proteus 
Voiced by: Roddy McDowall

One of the New Olympians. According to Taurus, the only one of the New Olympians who is

  • Ax-Crazy: He tries to trigger an explosion that would destroy all of New Olympus, just for the hell of it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Proteus acts friendly with Taurus one moment, and gloats about murdering his father the next.
  • Kick the Dog: He shapeshifts into the form of Taurus' father, whom Proteus murdered, just to taunt him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: He can change his shape into anyone and anything.

    Taro 
Voiced by: James Saito

A citizen of Ishimura who schemes to reveal its local gargoyles to the world.


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