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Maza Family

    Peter Maza 
Voiced by: Michael Horse, Gregg Rainwater (young)

Elisa's Native American father, a cop like her and Derek.

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    Diane Maza 
Voiced by: Nichelle Nichols

Elisa's Nigerian-American mother.

  • Good Parents: Helps Goliath to see his relationship with Angela from a human perspective; thereafter he acknowledges her as his daughter.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Says this word-for-word regarding spiders.

    Beth Maza 
Voiced by: Monica Allison ("The Cage"), Roxanne Beckford ("Cloud Fathers")

Elisa's little sister, who attends college in Arizona.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in the non-canon Marvel comic before she ever appeared on the show.

    Carlos Maza 
Voiced by: Michael Horse

Peter's father. The two had a strained relationship when Peter ran away from home in 1960.

  • Dead All Along: Throughout "Cloud Fathers", Elisa and Beth question Peter about visiting Carlos, which Peter refuses. At the episode's end, they visit Carlos's grave.

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New York Civilians

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

The very cynical Assistant District Attorney and her husband.


  • Cosmic Plaything: See Recurring Extra. New York theoretically has tens of thousands of inhabitants, but these two keep inadvertently penetrating The Masquerade.
  • Fantastic Racism: Margot, towards gargoyles.
  • Henpecked Husband: Brendan.
  • Killed Off for Real: Demona smashes them while they've been turned into statues in City of Stone: Part 2. However, since they appear in later episodes, it seems this has been retconned.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Margot after the existence of the Gargoyles is revealed. In "The Journey", she rants against Macbeth in a news debate saying that the Gargoyles are a threat to society, basing solely on her own unproven opinions. In fact, everything she says about them is followed by a scene that completely contradicts it.
  • Mythology Gag: Going forwards, versions of them (named Brenda and Marco) once appeared in a season 2 episode of another Disney action series, W.I.T.C.H.; Greg Weisman worked on that season.
  • Recurring Extra: The trope was, in fact, once named after them: 'Yuppie Couple.'
  • Rich Bitch: Margot.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Both of them to an extent, but especially Margot.
    • This was initially out of fear. However, after the gargoyles' existence is revealed, Margot embodies this trope in a far nastier way.
    • In the comics, Brendan does rush to get a doctor when Goliath is seriously injured.

    Vinnie Grigori 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett
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A strange man who, throughout the series, suffers various unnoticed misfortune because of the gargoyles, and eventually gets fed up.


  • The Chew Toy: He was victim to a number of misfortunes over the course of the series, usually at the hands of the gargoyles.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His idea of revenge on Goliath was to hit him with a banana cream pie.
  • I Call It "Vera": Mr. Carter.
  • If I Wanted You Dead...: He could've killed Goliath, but decided there were better ways to get revenge than that.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: During his brief stint as a Quarryman.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: A very obvious and good imitation of John Travolta.
  • Only Sane Man: For all his abnormalities, Vinnie is surprisingly rational compared to other antagonists. For one thing, he's the only person in the show who doesn't let his need for vengeance consume him. When joined up with the Quarrymen, he's the only one with notable reservations about killing the Gargoyles and ultimately saves Goliath and Elisa.
  • Put on a Bus: He leaves to take on a security job in Japan at the end of "The Journey."
  • Revenge: The only person in the series to get any satisfaction from it. Mainly because he moves on.
  • Shout-Out: An imitation of Travolta with a weapon named Mr. Carter? Hmm...
  • Unknown Rival: Goliath had absolutely no idea who he was.
  • Weapon of Choice: A large and heavy bazooka called "Mr. Carter," eventually revealed to only fire banana cream pies.

    Capt. Maria Chavez 
Voiced by: Rachel Ticotin, Elisa Gabrielli ("Revelations")
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The captain in charge of Elisa's precinct.


    Officer Morgan Morgan 
Voiced by: Keith David

A police officer in the NYPD and a friend of Elisa's.


  • Donut Mess with a Cop: He's seen eating donuts in "Temptation," though the sight of Brooklyn gliding in the air on a motorcycle convinces him to go off sugar.
  • Nice Guy: Consistently nice, and does not get upset with Elisa when he realizes in "Bash" that he's just her rebound guy.
  • Recurring Extra: He starts out as one, but gradually gets slightly larger roles in the series, culminating in his date with Elisa in "Masque" and "Bash."
  • Repetitive Name: Inspired by a former classmate of Greg Weisman's.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: To Elisa.
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    Preston Vogel 
Voiced by: Peter Scolari
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Halcyon Renard's right-hand man and confidant. Smart, capable, but not all that loyal—the near-perfect employee. No blood relation to Owen Burnett.


    The Jogger 
Voiced by: Pat Fraley ("Awakening"), Jeff Bennett ("High Noon"), Thomas F. Wilson ("The Journey")

A civilian often seen jogging around the city.

    Phil Travanti 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Morgan's partner on the police force.

    Dr. Sato 
Voiced by: Robert Ito

  • Does Not Like Guns: After operating on Elisa's gunshot wound, he can be heard muttering "Guns..." to himself.
  • One-Shot Character: One of the few one-shot characters to appear prior to the World Tour arc and probably the only one from the first season, quite unusual given the series' love of reusing characters. Indeed, the Series Bible directly suggests using Dr. Sato in any plot where a doctor would be required, but this never happened. He did make a return in the comic continuation.

    Travis Marshall 
Voiced by: Charles Hallahan

A New York City news anchor.

  • Mr. Exposition: Provides valuable news exposition throughout the series.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe, he never lets his viewers forget that Xanatos and Fox are both convicted felons.

    Chung Family 
A family often seen in the comics continuation, consisting of Ambassador Chung, her young son Terry, and her brother Tri who is an NYPD detective. Their significance in the overall scheme of things is unknown.

Children of Oberon

    In General 

Children of Oberon In General

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

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


  • All Myths Are True: See Physical God bellow.
  • Cold Iron: Their main weakness, their magic cannot directly effect any iron construct, but creative members of the Third Race can use magic on the environment to get rid of it (AKA: shockwave iron robots with a mighty wind).
  • The Fair Folk: Given their amoral behavior, powers and vulnerability to iron, there's no better way to describe the Children of Oberon.
  • Land of Faerie: They all come from Avalon, but they've been banished for centuries (until midway through Season 2) to live in various places in the mortal world- Banshee lived underneath the Irish barrows, Anansi lived in an abandoned African Lost City, etc. Note that even Puck, who likes living among humans, was horrified at the prospect of never seeing Avalon again.
  • One Myth to Explain Them All: Nearly all mythic beings in the Gargoyles universe—notably excepting the Gargoyles themselves—are Oberon's Children, and considered part of the same species. That includes the Norse and Egyptian gods, the Fae of British folklore, and several spirits from Native American mythology.
  • Physical God: Most of them, some even being the actual beings from mythology.
  • Pure Magic Being: According to Greg Weisman.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: You know how capricious and manipulative they appear now? Word of God is that they were actually worse before being exiled. Living among mortals was meant to mellow them out.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Banshee and Anansi are both apparently destroyed in their debut episodes, but show up at the Gathering none the worse for wear.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: More them a few Children of Oberon proved to be capable of changing their forms. Wordof God claims that the Children don't have a "true form", only a form they are comfortable with. There are some exceptions, though, such as Odin always having an empty eye socket (at least until he gets his MacGuffin back).

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

The all-powerful and rather arrogant Lord of the Third Race, likewise taken from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream."


  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Fittingly enough, his skin is royal blue (albeit a fairly light shade).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The reason his 'Children' obey isn't out of respect for traditional authority: it's because he can make them.
  • Bad Boss: Zig-zagged. He's polite to the Weird Sisters, but very dismissive towards Puck.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a big white one. It also doubles as a portal, as Brooklyn and Angela found out the hard way.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Oberon's morals are quite inhuman. He's extremely polite while in a good mood, but he'll nonchalantly murder people simply over what he sees as trespassing on his land. He gave his word about the Gargoyles being allowed to stay in Avalon if he could be defeated, and he kept it gracefully. But by his next appearance in "The Gathering," despite promising that his magic would not harm the Gargoyles, he has no problem finding loopholes in that agreement. Despite his claim about not compromising, he does comprise by the end of the episode.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: In "Ill Met By Moonlight" by his own choice to give Goliath and the Avalon Clan a chance.
  • Cold Iron: It is his bane. Whether being stabbed by an iron harpoon or the knell of an iron bell, he is weakened by both. That said, he can stand up to such attacks better than any of the Childen; Word of God is that the iron harpoon would have killed a lesser member of the Third Race. Oberon was merely impaired, and, although reduced to a withered shell of his former self, was still more than powerful enough to fight off all resistance.
  • Control Freak: His magic forbids the Third from (directly) meddling in human affairs, he banished them all from Avalon for a thousand years, and then after that thousand years are up he summons them all back and forbids them to go back to the mortal world.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: After spending most "Ill Met By Moonlight" toying with the Gargoyles by manipulating the island of Avalon to attack them, they manage to goad him into fighting personally. He turns himself into diamond and swiftly defeats them in hand to hand combat without them managing to scratch him.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu??: "Ill Met by Moolight," sees the immortal fae lord driven to his knees by the sound of a bell. However, this is averted in "The Gathering" because nothing his opponents use any serious effect on him. The worst of it is hitting him with an iron harpoon. It clearly hurts, but it also makes him really mad...
  • Dynamic Entry: Oberon makes his entry by making lots of rumbling noises and raising a platform made of rock for him to stand on, complete with lightning flashes.
  • Exact Words: He swears to make himself no stronger than a "child" in his contest against Goliath and the Avalon clan. Goliath notes this means he is as strong as any "child of Oberon" which will still put him in the low level Physical God-tier.
  • The Fair Folk: Their Lord, in fact.
  • Graceful Loser: Surprisingly so. While he will do anything to win, if you manage to actually defeat him, he will prove himself quite cordial and respectful.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's easily angered by shows of defiance.
  • Happily Married: To Titania.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Word of God has stated that he was actually relatively humble compared to many of his people before banishing them from Avalon. Of course, by the time of the series, many of them learned greater humility. Believing that he had no lessons to learn, Oberon had remained largely the same.
  • Jedi Mind Trick: Oberon pulls this off and pulls David's pistol out of his hands in almost the exact same manner in which Vader did to Han.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Oberon can be quite polite and reasonable as long as someone or something isn't riling him up. However, if he perceives someone is challenging his authority he can become quite difficult.
  • Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Oberon's word is law over the Third Race... and he is not a merciful lord.
  • The Juggernaut: Xanatos, his family and the Manhattan Clan tried everything they had at hand to prevent him from kidnapping Alex, including swords, force fields, flying robots, highly-powered lasers, magic and even an iron harpoon in his chest. All for nothing (and the iron harpoon only made things worse!).
  • Just the First Citizen: Oberon titles himself as "Lord" of the Third Race, rather than assuming a monarch's title as his mother, Queen Mab did. According to Greg Weisman, the title is Oberon's attempt to be more egalitarian than his tyrannical mother.
  • Knight Templar: Very zealous in his moral code, and arguably hypocritical. See Well-Intentioned Extremist below as well.
  • Large Ham: "Oberon does not compromise. Oberon COMMANDS!"
  • No Hero to His Valet: Puck does not think much of his master, and would rather hang out on Earth than go back to Avalon
  • Physical God: Possibly the single most powerful being yet seen in the Gargoyles universe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Of a sort. According to Word of God, he is far better than his insane mother, was considered highly benevolent by the standards of a thousand years ago, did banish the Third Race with the intent of them learning humility, is generally thought of as a good king and has shown a willingness to forgive and compromise as long as someone (Titania) is not riling him up.
  • Remembered I Could Fly: When he initially tried to attack Xanatos's tower, he became enraged at the idea of them trying to keep him out (and succeeding with the help of a force field), causing him to become gigantic and attempt to just smash through. It isn't helped by interference from the Gargoyles and Halcyon Renard. It seems as though he'll fail when Renard manages to surround him in an energy cage, until Oberon calms down enough to realize he's not using good judgement, and simply shrinks down to pass through the bars, conjures freezing rain to keep the Gargoyles and Renard's robots and airship off his back, and simply phases through the ground around the tower (bypassing the force field completely).
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Oberon decreed that his magic would not affect the Gargoyles. When he faced them down, however, he was more than happy to use magic against them, just indirectly. "My decrees are mine to interpret!"
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Oberon isn't especially clever with his magic, relying largely on brute force. As indicated by the Remembered I Could Fly, this works so often he's hardly ever needed to think when it comes to dealing with an obstacle.
  • The Usurper: According to Word of God, he overthrew his mother Queen Mab to become the leader of the Third Race. He's considered an improvement.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Very sharp, although the degree to which he counts as a villain is debatable.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: According to Greg Weisman, from his point of view taking Alex was the right thing to do, seeing him the same way one would see a child potentially crippled.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A skin variant. Done deliberately to avoid the Unfortunate Implications of associating Oberon with a specific real-life ethnicity.

    Queen Titania 
Voiced by: Kate Mulgrew
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Another powerful member of the Third Race. Titania married Oberon at one point, but divorced him sometime before the tenth century. They reconcile their relationship 1000 years later.


  • Abusive Parents: Downplayed. She loves Fox and openly demonstrates her care for her, but she's also willing to put her daughter through ridiculous danger and emotional torment all in the aims of sparking her magical potential. When this trait is revealed, Fox is much less friendly to her mother.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: She has a sea-green complexion.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her true form, her outfit shows off her stomach.
  • Break the Haughty: She used to be a lot more arrogant and cruel before her banishment.
  • The Chessmaster: The events of "The Gathering" occurred according to her designs.
  • Evil Redhead: Downplayed. "Evil" is debatable, but Antagonistic Redhead, at least.
  • The Fair Folk: Their Queen.
  • Fairy Sexy: One of the fair folk, and quite a knockout.
  • Fiery Redhead: Zigzagged. As Titania, she was known to be quite arrogant in her youth before maturing, but still has a playful side. Not so much as Anastasia
  • Happily Married: To Oberon, and to Halcyon, before she tired of him.
  • The High Queen: As she observes sarcastically, Oberon's authority is not absolute as long as he's married.
  • Hot Witch: She's pretty vain, and has exceptional powers of magic.
  • Interspecies Romance: She (a fey) was married to Halycon (a human) before she tired of him.
  • Manipulative Bitch: At times.
    • It's heavily hinted that, if not outright stated, that between the events of "Ill Met By Moonlight" and "The Gathering," Titania was telling all involved what they needed to hear in order to make the end justify the means. In the former, her influence arranges for the court of Princess Katharine to remain on Avalon, and in the latter, over the course of the prolonged battle with Oberon that she basically instigated, Fox's latent magical powers finally surface, which means that Alex can remain with her and David, while Puck (who doesn't want to go to the Gathering, anyway) can be left to stay, caring for and training Alex in magic from the get-go.
  • May–December Romance: Double subverted. As Anastasia, it was implied she was younger than the elderly looking Halycon, but flashbacks showed that the former was equally young and handsome when they first met. However, then it's revealed that she is Queen Titania, a member of the Fair Folk. Meaning that she way older than him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Word of God classifies her as this, and proud enough to flaunt it off.
  • Noble Demon: She's manipulative, but she has surprisingly benign ends for her actions like saving Katharine and her court from being killed by Oberon and allowing them to stay on Avalon.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Per Word of God, the reason she dresses like that is "She's got it, she flaunts it."
  • Took a Level in Kindness: According to Oberon, she was far nastier before her thousand-year exile.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: She's a good deal more cunning than Oberon.
    Titania: On Avalon, Oberon's word is law.
    Katherine: Does that mean he's always right?
    Titania: Not while he's married.
  • Women Are Wiser: Though, bizarrely, Oberon claims she used to be a Royal Brat, which is why he divorced her. Word of God says that she underwent a lot of Character Development in their 1,001-year separation, while Oberon stayed more or less the same.

    Puck 
Voiced by: Brent Spiner
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One of the Children of Oberon described in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream," a prankster who relishes his independence, and resents being Oberon's servant.


  • Almighty Janitor: He's a powerful fae but in the hierarchy of the Third Race, he holds the rank of Oberon's servant (something he does not enjoy).
  • Becoming the Mask: He loved being Owen so much he risked defying Oberon just so he could hang out with Xanatos and Fox for a few more centuries, or at least long enough for his employers to live out their lives. Later, it gets deconstructed when Oberon forces him to be Owen forever.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Tries to get Oberon to let him stay with Xanatos and Fox a little longer, for his lifespan at least. Since he managed to piss Oberon off so much, he bars him from Avalon forever and forbids him from using magic except when protecting or instructing Xanatos's son. Puck later finds out that's a pretty damn big loophole and starts teaching Alexander before he can even talk.
  • Benevolent Genie: Xanatos amused Puck with some unspecified Noodle Incident, and Puck chose to grant him one favor in return. No tricks.
    • "The Mirror" plays with this trope by having Puck act as a benevolent genie not to Demona the wish-maker, but her would-be victims of wish-induced genocide. When she orders Puck to destroy "that human" Elisa, and "get rid of all humans," he deliberately misconstrues her meaning by turning them into gargoyles so he doesn't have to kill them. He also uses his magic to avoid causing serious harm to Goliath's Clan when Demona turns her wrath on them. Mostly.
  • Blood Knight: He loves anything that causes trouble, including combat.
    Humans love a battle hearty/
    So does Puck, come on, let's party!
    (cue Eye Beams)
  • Bored with Insanity: "The Puck has played many roles...but never that of Straight Man."
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: As befits both a fae and a trickster, it can be difficult for humans to follow his train of thought.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In "The Mirror", he throws sarcasm and backtalk at Demona at every opportunity.
  • The Fair Folk: He's manipulative and very unpredictable, with most of his actions dictated by his (potentially dangerous) sense of humor.
  • For the Lulz: For example, in the episode "Possession," he goes out of his way to help the Manhattan Clan... but does it in the most annoying, pointlessly-complex way possible, because - well, that's his nature.
    Goliath: Puck! I should've known. But why this subterfuge?
    Puck: Hey, I live for subterfuge!
  • Friendly Enemy: He's usually in service to one of the gargoyles' adversaries, but he likes having the gargoyles around. They're fun.
  • Great Gazoo: "The Mirror" shows him capable of affecting the bodies and minds of every mortal on Manhattan Island - using Titania's Mirror as an amplifier. Although he has limits (which is fortunate, because one of Demona's first commands was to eliminate all of humanity.)
  • I Just Want to Be Free: He's come to enjoy his freedom that came with his thousand exile and he's not looking forward to returning to Avalon (and by extension Oberon's service) anytime soon.
  • Jackass Genie: Demona offended him immediately - no surprises there - which unleashed this side of him. Even his parting gift was a little masterpiece of nastiness.
  • Liberty Over Prosperity: Would rather stay in the mortal world than return to the paradisiacal Avalon. And doesn't want to be restricted from Avalon, either. He seems to prize his freedom and independence more than anything. In fact, he only voluntarily serves one person, Xanatos, who just managed to impress him that much.
  • Literal Genie: During "The Mirror," where he's bound in iron and compelled to obey his summoner.
    Don't worry. I will do exactly as you ask.
  • Loophole Abuse: If you somehow manage to trap Puck into your services, you need to make your orders inescapably clear. Even then, he'll find a way around it. In Demona's case, he "gets rid of all humans" by turning them into gargoyles. When Oberon forbids him from using any magic except when protecting and instructing Xanatos' son, he starts teaching the kid before he's old enough to talk.
  • Mind Screw: His Bad Future plot during the Avalon arc was a nightmare that drove Goliath to the brink of insanity. It also counts as a Batman Gambit to get the Phoenix Gate. Goliath figures him out at the crucial moment, leading to a Big "NO!" followed by "I was sooo close!"
  • Near-Villain Victory: The one time he directly antagonized Goliath was in a grand scheme to make the gargoyle give him the Phoenix Gate. His Bad Future illusion drove Goliath to the point where he offered the Phoenix Gate to Puck (disguised as Elisa) but failed at the last second because "Elisa" kept insisting that Goliath physically give her the Gate rather than simply picking it up, tipping him off that something was wrong.
  • Trickster Archetype: One of the more famous Shakespearean tricksters.

    The Weird Sisters 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie
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"All things are true."
From left to right: Phoebe, Selene, and Luna

Three powerful Children of Oberon who interfere in the series from time to time, particularly where Demona and Macbeth are concerned, loosely adapted from the Three Witches of Macbeth as well as various Three Goddess myths. Their goals and motives are their own.


  • Absolute Cleavage: In their default outfits, as well as their fashion model guise.
  • The Ageless: True of most of the Children of Oberon, but it's a plot point during "Avalon."
    Archmage: [Revenge] will take... some time.
    Selene: What is 'time' to an immortal?
  • Beauty Is Bad: They're attractive and definitely manipulative.
  • The Chessmaster: They've been more or less running Demona and Macbeth's lives for over 900 years, and Word of God is that they were playing the Archmage for a fool as well.
  • Contralto of Danger: Selene, making her sound menacing and seductive, and Luna, making her sound ancient and mystical. Phoebe, however, has a rather high-pitched voice.
  • Creepy Triplets: Mysterious at best, downright unsettling at worst.
  • The Dividual: Subverted. It happens very rarely, but every so often one of them will act independently of the others. Seline, the Sister of Vengeance, gives Macbeth the tool he needs to kill Duncan as messily and painfully as possible, one of the rare times she's unaccompanied by the others. Word of God is that each represents a distinct motivation (Fate, Vengeance, and Grace) and they can even be in conflict with each other (explaining their sometime fickleness).
  • Dragons With An Agenda: To the Archmage during "Avalon."
  • The Fair Folk: They are not malevolent without cause. But they're easily offended. Sometimes they'll advise other characters against 'evil' actions, but at other times they're pretty wicked themselves.
  • Evil Is Petty: Or Blue and Orange Morality is petty, possibly. It was their job to keep everybody out of Avalon until Oberon returned, and the Magus caused them to fail. They even agree to the Archmage's thousand-year plan for revenge, just to settle their score with the Magus. They go out of their way to go after him when their plan is working.
  • Gambit Roulette: Their plan to use Demona, Macbeth and the Archmage to regain control of Avalon would be one, except that the Sisters seem to have some ability to see the future and therefore could predict where their pawns would end up.
  • Hair Colors: The only way to tell them apart. Phoebe has golden hair (and is the least malevolent one), symbolizing Grace; Luna has Mystical White Hair and is the most detached, symbolizing Fate; and Seline is a Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette who symbolizes Vengeance.
  • The Hecate Sisters: As a reference to the Maiden/Mother/Crone mythology, they appear in disguises of various ages. Demona sees them as three elderly female gargoyles, Macbeth sees them as three elderly human women, Goliath sees them as three little human girls, etc.
    • Word of God says that, depending on which sister is in ascendance at the moment, they are the three Graces, the three Fates or the three Furies, but also that they always have aspects of all three identities.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: The Archmage takes over their plan to re-gain Avalon and uses it for his own purpoes. Also subverted in that, by doing so, he was still helping them achieve their goals anyway.
  • Hive Mind: They're less three separate beings and more one being with three distinct aspects.
  • Mystical White Hair: All three of them are highly mystical; Luna is probably the most mystical of the three, and has white hair.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While they get the Magus to go all out in their fight that ultimately proves fatal in his old age. He still manages to beat them regardless by binding them with magic chains, keeping them from going to aid the Archmage. As well as still proving he's the better magician regardless and that they, fey creatures, have to live with the knowledge that a human bested them.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: Well, hotties, plural. To the Archmage.
  • Talking to Herself: Kath Soucie voices all three of them.
  • Theme Naming: All three of their names are those of moon goddesses.
  • We Are as Mayflies: Although they acknowledge in "City of Stone" that human lives have some value, they're pretty casual about manipulating mortals and placing them in danger.
  • Wild Card: Any time the Sisters appear, all bets are off as to whether they'll be good guys, bad guys or observers.
  • Woman in White: In their true form.

    Raven 
Voiced by: Laurence Bayne
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A trickster Child of Oberon (featured in American Indian mythology) who frequently assumes the form of a raven. He has his eyes set on conquering Queen Florence Island.


  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: He takes on a gargoyle-like form to win Goliath and Angela's trust.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's very snarky, especially to his enemies.
  • Karma Houdini: He gets off scot-free and is later seen attending the Gathering.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He plays Goliath like a harp throughout most of the episode in which he appears, making him believe Grandmother is a villain and he himself a persecuted gargoyle.
  • Ravens and Crows: He's one of the most famous supernatural depictions.
  • The Trickster: A malevolent version, driving people from his island simply for the joy of disrupting things.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He didn't think much of Natsilane, a college student with no experience with the supernatural or being a chief. Despite some initial hesitation, Natsilane ended up curbstomping him in their fight.

    Grandmother 
Voiced by: Amentha Dymally

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


  • Cool Old Lady: She takes the form of an elderly woman and uses every loophole she can to help the people of Queen Florence Island.
  • Defector from Decadence: 'Grandmother' shows no sign of the arrogance that many other Children of Oberon display, and seems entirely benevolent to her adopted human 'family'.
  • Good Old Ways: She's insistent that Natsilane must fulfill his traditional obligations, however he may disdain the supernatural.
  • The Mentor: To Natsilane. She can't interfere more directly due to Oberon's laws.
  • World-Healing Wave: After Raven is banished, she restores Queen Florence island by shifting her hair into a wave of water.

    Anubis 
Voiced by: Tony Jay
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You would not wish to see the Jackal God play favorites.

The Egyptian god of death and the afterlife.


  • All Are Equal in Death: Said word-for-word.
  • Badass Baritone: He is voiced by Tony Jay after all.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: For a god of death, Anubis is not at all malevolent.
  • Death Takes a Holiday: While the Emir and the Pack imprison him, everyone on Earth is prevented from dying (though we never actually see the consequences of this).
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Anubis is neither evil nor antagonistic.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Refreshingly averted. Though he both looks and sounds rather sinister, Anubis is not portrayed as a villain and the episode featuring him in fact has the moral that death is a natural part of life that must be accepted.
  • Fusion Dance: Forced to merge with two different mortals in his debut episode. He has next-to-no influence over the fused form and whomever he's bound to is the one who has control.
  • The Grim Reaper: Anubis has this role, which he regards as an obligation to be fair.
  • Hijacking Cthulhu: With the scroll of Thoth, Jackal, and later the Emir, take over Anubis' powers.
  • Not So Above It All: When the banshee is embarrassed during the gathering he laughs along with the other children of Oberon.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Regards death as "the ultimate fairness" and is adamant about not showing favoritism.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't lose his cool despite being imprisoned. Even when giving his warnings he stays calm.
  • Voice of the Legion: Whenever fused with someone.

    The Banshee/Cromm-Cruach 
Voiced by: Sheena Easton (Banshee), Frank Welker (Cromm-Cruach)
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A Child of Oberon residing in Ireland who prides herself on her destructive siren voice.


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

    Anansi 
Voiced by: LeVar Burton
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A trickster Child of Oberon residing in Nigeria in the form of a spider.


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

    Odin 
Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard
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The chief of the Aesir and a powerful Child of Oberon. The Eye of Odin, a magical Amplifier Artifact that appears many times throughout the series, originally belonged to him.


  • Badass Beard: Odin sports a massive beard of awesomeness.
  • Bears Are Bad News: His favorite alternate form appears to be that of a polar bear.
  • Black Cloak: His cloak of stars.
  • Cool Horse: Sleipnir, his horse with a black, starry-hide, medieval-style gold barding and can fly. Word of God is Sleipnir is another member of the Third Race that can shapeshift which is used to explain why he did not have eight legs. In real-life, trying to animate eight legs would have been too costly.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Odin starts off rather distant and off putting, but the by end warms up to the Gargoyles and admits he handled the situation poorly.
  • Eye Scream: No matter what form he takes, until he gets his Eye back, he always appears to have an empty eye socket. Word of God is that this is an exception to the Children's usual Voluntary Shapeshifting. It's most likely that the artifact called the Eye of Odin is a separated portion of his essence, and the empty socket represents this 'disability'.
  • Handicapped Badass: He is missing his eye until the end of his first episode.
  • Horny Vikings: Odin's outfits are either a black starry-cloak wanderer disguise or a fantasy viking outfit complete with white fur cloak and horned helmet.
  • An Ice Person: Odin's magical powers are primarily form of weather manipulation common to the north from summoning blizzards to ice shields.
  • Norse Mythology: Word of God holds the Aesir were a subset of the Third Race, led by Odin. Some form of Ragnarok occurred killing most of the members of that branch, but Odin somehow survived.
  • Physical God: As physical as any of the Third Race. Despite being less powerful than Oberon, Odin is one of the few members of the Third Race who considers himself a god.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If he had just explained his intentions and who he was to Goliath, Goliath would most likely have given the Eye to him. Odin even admits at the end of his starring episode that he is out of practice dealing with mortals.
  • Shock and Awe: Aside from cold weather Odin can summon storms and lighting bolts.

    Coyote 
Voiced by: Gregg Rainwater

A trickster figure of American Indian lore.


  • Badass in Distress: He is captured by Xanatos and nearly forced into granting him immortality.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Well, he is a trickster. See the remark about trademark infringement.
  • Doppelgänger: The form he assumes for most of "Cloud Fathers" is an imitation of young Peter Maza.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted and Played for Laughs. The characters constantly have to take care not to confuse Coyote the Trickster with Coyote the robot.
    David Xanatos: Ironic isn't it, one Coyote catching another?
    Coyote: I should sue you for trademark infringement!
  • Reverse Psychology: He tries to use it in order to push Elisa's father Peter Maza into accepting his heritage.
  • Those Wily Coyotes: He's a depiction of the Ur-Example.
  • The Trickster: He's very clever, and his tactics seem to be whatever amuses him.

    The Lady of the Lake 
Voiced by: B.J. Ward

The keeper of Excalibur, who now resides in a lake in Central Park.

Citizens of Medieval Scotland

    Findlaech 
Voiced by: John Rhys-Davies

Macbeth's father.

  • Disney Villain Death: Inverted; the heroic Findlaech is thrown to his death by the villainous Gillecomgain.
  • Improvised Weapon: Confronted by the Hunter unarmed, Findlaech managed to hold his own for a while by grabbing a nearby platter.
  • Nice Guy: Findlaech was a good, earnest man, loyal to his king, hospitable to his guests, and a good father to his son.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As a grown man, Macbeth bears a very strong resemblance to his father.

    Bodhe 
Voiced by: Ed Gilbert

Macbeth's father-in-law and advisor.

  • Dirty Coward: He is constantly urging Macbeth to take cowardly actions.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was nearly killed as a boy by Gillecomgain, and his father was betrayed and murdered by one of his own allies; it's really no surprise that Bodhe would grow up to be a cautious man, even if he did turn out to be quite a coward.

    Gruoch 
Voiced by: Emma Samms

The wife of Gillecomgain, and later Macbeth.

    Luach 
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

Macbeth's son.

  • Heroic Bastard: If he is Macbeth's biological son, Luach followed in his father's heroic footsteps despite being born out of wedlock.
  • Killed Offscreen: Luach was ultimately killed by Canmore a year after his father was "killed".
  • Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: Luach was born during his mother's marriage to Gillecomgain, but it's not entirely clear as to whether he's the son of Gillecomgain or of Macbeth. Either way, Macbeth raised Luach as his own after he and Gruoch wed.

    Mail Brigti 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

Gillecomgain's father, an ally of King Constantine.

  • Abusive Parents: He responds to his son being horribly slashed across the face by a gargoyle by scolding him for whining.
  • No Name Given: He is merely "Gillecomgain's Father" until the comics continuation.

    Demona's Clan 
Voiced by: John Rhys-Davies (Demona's Second)

The small clan Demona pulls together after the shattering of Clan Wyvern.

  • All There in the Script: The mate of Demona's Second, who dies in Constantine's rain of arrows, is called "Sacrifice" in the script.
  • Dying Race: They are the last gargoyle clan in Scotland, and are killed in the final skirmish between Macbeth's people and Canmore's.

World Tour Encounters

    Natsilane 
Voiced by: Gregg Rainwater

A resident of Queen Florence Island, destined to battle Raven and become the chief.

  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Until accepting his destiny as chief, he goes by Nick instead of his birth name, Natsilane.
  • Magic Versus Science: He is a very scientifically-minded man, refusing to believe Grandmother's stories of the supernatural until he sees the supernatural with his own eyes.

    Nessie and Big Daddy 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

The Loch Ness Monster and her mate.

    Max Loew 
Voiced by: Scott Weil

A Czech youth whose ancestor, Rabbi Loew, once commanded the Golem.

    The Emir 
Voiced by: Tony Shalhoub

An Egyptian emir who seeks to summon Anubis to return his dead son to life.

  • Foreshadowing: He was mentioned by Owen long before he debuted.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He brings the temple down upon himself to prevent Anubis's power being abused again. Goliath hopes he is with his son and at peace.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: His young son died in a car crash, and he is determined to rectify this. He realizes in the end that death is eternal.

    Rory Dugan 
Voiced by: Scott Cleverdon

A rebellious Irish youth who discovers he is the reincarnation of the folk hero Cu Chullain.

    The Shaman 
Voiced by: James Avery

An Australian Aboriginal shaman who guides Dingo on his path to redemption.

    Fara Maku and Tea 
Voiced by: Don Reed (Fara), Roxanne Beckford (Tea)

A Nigerian villager and his ex-girlfriend, a city-dwelling poacher.

    Erik and Gunther Sturlisson 
Voiced by: Cam Clarke (Erik), J.D. Daniels (Gunther)

A Norwegian father and son who aid the World Tourists in their encounter with Odin.

  • Unfazed Everyman: They don't ask Elisa any questions about her suspicious arrival and take the existence of gargoyles and Norse mythology in stride.

    The New Olympians 
Voiced by: Michael Dorn (Taurus), Dorian Harewood (Boreas and Talos), Charity James (Ekidna), Rob Paulsen (Helios), Frank Welker (Kiron)

The descendants of humans and the Greek gods (who were in fact Children of Oberon), who live on a secret island full of magic and advanced technology.

  • A Load of Bull: Taurus is a descendant of the Minotaur.
  • Always Lawful Good: According to Taurus, Proteus's evil disposition is completely unique among all the New Olympians.
  • Fantastic Racism: They don't care for the way humanity treated their ancestors and view all humans as criminals.
  • Flaming Hair: Helios.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: They are descended from humans and Children of Oberon.
  • Jerkass: Helios and Ekidna act like complete jerks to Elisa, and lead the angry mobs against her. Most of the others are more polite.
  • Snake People: Ekidna is a gorgon.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Ekidna and Kiron's names are spelled with a "k" when, in proper Greek, they'd be spelled with a "ch".

    Dr. Arnada 
Voiced by: Clyde Kusatsu

A doctor on Easter Island.

  • Secret Keeper: Becomes a companion for Nokkar along with Duane and Morwood-Smyth.

    Nokkar 
Voiced by: Avery Brooks

An alien sentinel stationed on Easter Island.

  • Determinator: Remains at his post, completely alone and ever vigilant, even though for all he know his war ended thousands of years ago.
  • Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: His face was the inspiration for the Moai.
  • Outside-Context Problem: While the series had long established that All Myths Are True and that advanced technology exists, an extraterrestrial character still managed to come out of left field.
  • Time Abyss: He's been at his station for thousands of years, and was intended to be a character in the spinoff Gargoyles 2198. By Word of God, he is not immortal, merely very long-lived.

    Hiroshi 
Voiced by: Ric Young

A citizen of Ishimura, one of the many protectors of the local gargoyles.

Others

    Petros Xanatos 
Voiced by: W. Morgan Sheppard
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David Xanatos' father, a humble Greek fisherman, who dislikes his son's Machiavellian, materialistic ways.


    Cagney 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Elisa's cat.

    Gilgamesh 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Jeffrey Robbins's seeing-eye dog.

  • All There in the Script: She's only ever called "Gilly" in dialogue, with only the credits indicating that it's short for Gilgamesh.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Naturally, as a seeing-eye dog, she is loyal, intelligent, and capable.

    Professor Lydia Duane and Dr. Arthur Morwood-Smyth 
Voiced by: B.J. Ward (Duane), John Rhys-Davies (Morwood-Smyth)

Two professors of archaeology who discovered the Scrolls of Merlin. Elisa later encounters them again on Easter Island.

  • Secret Keeper: Elisa suggests that Nokkar entrust them with his secret.
  • Stuffy Brit: They are very stereotypical stuffy English intellectuals.

    The Stone of Destiny 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

The stone from which King Arthur drew the sword Excalibur, a sentient magical stone.

  • All Myths Are True: Judging by Shari's stories and the Stone's own claims, the Stone is every magical stone spoken of in myth, as the Spirit of Destiny can manifest itself through any stone. Following an incident where Xanatos, the Illuminati, Arthur, and Macbeth all tried to either obtain or protect the Stone, wherein several copies of the Stone came into play, it manifested itself through all of them to speak to each man simultaneously.
  • Badass Boast: Has a pretty epic one that it gives out simultaneously across time and space to any presumptuous mortals.
  • Excalibur in the Stone: Though not actually seen, there is a slot in the Stone where Excalibur used to be (and it was explicitly Excalibur).
  • Sophisticated as Hell: Speaks very grandly. When placed next to the Holy Grail, the two artifacts greet each other with simply "Hey."

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

Tropes about the individual members of the squad before they came together can be found under Antagonists and Allies.


  • Anti-Hero: The whole squad.
  • Anti-Villain: The whole squad, with the exception of Fang.
  • The Atoner: Again, all except Fang.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Robyn and Dingo. Fang lampshades it. Word of God is that they'll eventually marry, and their descendants will play some part in the timeline of Gargoyles 2198.
  • Berserk Button: Yama has three. One is having his swords broken, another is threatening his clan, and the last one is if people mock the dead, which Fang finds out the hard way, as Yama punches him to the floor and nearly decapitates him.
  • Boxed Crook: Again, the whole squad.
  • Dark Action Girl: Robyn
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Eventually Dingo for Robyn.
  • Good Feels Good: Dingo. He was originally a thief and mercenary before joining the Pack and pretending to be a hero. When the Pack went back to being mercenaries and bad guys, he realized he'd actually liked being a hero. After splitting off from the others, he undergoes his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Heel–Face Turn: All of them except for Fang.
  • Multinational Team: Robyn is Scottish, Dingo is Australian, as is Matrix, in a way, Yama is Japanese and Fang is American.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Especially between Yama and Fang.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Yama can't return to the Ishimura Clan until he feels he has redeemed his honor.

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