The Spectacular Gargoyle was a roleplaying community composed of anonymous fans of the shows of Greg Weisman. Previously located on Twitter, the Roleplay expanded rapidly after migrating to question-asking site Formspring/spring.me. Sadly, after OKCUPID purchased Spring.me, and turned it into a dating website, all of the pre-existing accounts were wiped, and so the RP was killed completely.
As its the name implies, it takes place in a Shared Universe created by combining the casts/settings of Gargoyles and The Spectacular Spider-Man, a Crossover first explored by Weisman himself in the radio play Religious Studies 101: A Handful of Thorns.
The group took place place entirely in Real Time and was composed of a wide variety of characters from both series, with a number of additions from world mythology, Classic Literature, and the wider Marvel Universe (plus a few others thrown in Just for Fun. Some of these suggest relationship with the Buildingversenote .) to round out the cast. It was notable both to due to its huge scope, with more than 300 character accounts, and the ability of the participants, often anonymous even to each other, to stay in character regardless, even as many have clearly maintained multiple accounts.
It also had a spin-off group that explores a number of Alternate Universes, as introduced through Thomeheb's Gateway. It was known as The Spectacular Omniverse. Unfortunately, the bankruptcy of Formspring, and its reformulation into a dating website twoo under the new management, had completely destroyed all of the accounts used for the roleplay. Only a fraction of the accounts have been saved at the Internet Archive, and the character folders below contain all such links. Even then, archive captures only preserved around 50 of the latest posts at the time of the capture, and so provide a highly-incomplete picture of the more active accounts. Thus, this page close to the only proof this work had ever existed, and the only coherent summary of it.
Provides Examples Of:
- Aborted Arc: What ever happened to Artemis's oath of revenge on Aphrodite for her betrayal, or of the Oberati's hunt for Typhon, the one remaining Mab supporter?
- Adaptive Armor: The New Olympian Armor that that Demona sold (And Fleur and LTC Stacy stole from) HYDRA. It can adapt to any species and any environment.
- Affably Evil: Peredur, who, when the world was threatened by Mab, handed The Spear of Destiny over to Arthur hoping that it could be used to destroy her. It did
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Subverted. Rand breaks up with Sally Avril because she wants him to join the Quarrymen and he thinks they're "full of crap".
- All Myths Are True: Duh...It's a crossover between Gargoyles and Spider-Man.
- All Your Base Are Belong to Us On New Years Eve, 2011/2012 Falstaff's gang took control of New Camelot.
- Ambiguously Gay: Lexington and Staghart. However they have been much less subtle about Staghart.
- Anyone Can Die: Just ask George Stacy, Ned Lee, Poseidon, Mandy, Behemoth, Monparnasse, Gwen Stacy, Norman Osborn, Natsilane, and Beth Maza.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Loki spent much of his time in the form of an attractive female.
- Badass Boast: "I am Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, one of the Führer's hand chosen and Leader of HYDRA!" Countered with "I am Arthur Pendragon, the Once and Future King."
- Baleful Polymorph: Mab's preferred method of dealing with someone who fails her. She turned Aphrodite into a vulture and Balor into a skin full of wine.
- Because Destiny Says So: Literally, the Stone of Destiny is a talking rock.
- Bilingual Bonus: Mysterio's latin spells. Merlin even comments on them when he fights him, but does not actually translate them.
- Call-Back: Often, to the shows that they were based on, and to events that have occurred since, in-story
- Cast as a Mask: Spider-Man and Peter Parker have separate accounts, ditto Green Goblin and Norman Osborn, and Owen and Puck. Hobgoblin and Roderick Kingsley seemed to be separate accounts, with the Kingsley account being his true identity, but "Kingsley" turned out to be Daniel (most of the time) and Hobgoblin was always Roderick Kingsley.
- Character Development: All the characters appear to grow and change, as their canon counterparts do.
- Chekhov's Gun: Too many to count. They do this a lot. The Crown of Thorns and The Spear of Destiny from the Radio Play become this in Grail Arc, then the Spear becomes this in the Mab arc. Then there is the throwaway scene when Lacunae first meets Thomeheb, and we see Tinkerer is working on something large underneath a tarp...a MONTH later we find out it's Thomeheb's Gateway to other Universes.
- Crossover: Thanks to Thomeheb's little gate, we've seen glimpses at Babylon 5, Animorphs, Stargate Atlantis, Kim Possible, The Heroes of Olympus, Discworld, The Dresden Files, and Inuyasha, just to name a few. And of course, the RP is itself a crossover. Not just with The Spectacular Spider-Man but it's also implied that Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Labyrinth, and the "real world" portions of The Chronicles of Narnia take place in this Universe as well.
- Crossover Cosmology: Especially prevalent during the Mab arc, most of the Children of Oberon have quieted down lately, but we saw tons and tons of mythological figures fighting side by side...Many of whom weren't yet covered in the original Gargoyles.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Lacunae Rahdan gets mutated into a gargoyle-mutate named Raksha and attempts to do the same to lots and lots of other humans. She also desperately wants to meet and please Demona. When she and Demona do finally meet, Demona smacks Raksha in the face with the steel butt of her bazooka, kicks her onto her stomach and rips her wings right off, tears out her tail, rips her horns right off her skull, and is briefly tempted to rip her glowing eyes out too, but tosses her off a building instead to slowly bleed out and watch the world fade as she dies. Demona does this not because Raksha ate a human being, not because she was making gargoyles look bad, no Demona did this because Raksha did nothing other than offend Demona's gargoyle supremacist ideology by merely existing.
- Downer Ending: Occasionally, due to the fact that the RP largely takes place in real time. The Halloween Mini-arc was a definite downer, as Dracula turned the London Clan's only human friend (besides King Arthur) into a vampire, forcing Griff and Arthur to kill her, which was Dracula's plan all along, as he wants them all dead and she was the only one passionate enough to get a pro-gargoyle movement going. Worse yet, there are gargoyle claw marks on her mutilated vampire corpse.
- Everyone Join the Party: This happens twice. The first time during the Grail Arc when Duval uses The Spear of Destiny and Crown of Thorns to literally subjugate every human being on the planet. Just about every active player had a cameo when this happened when every human dropped to their knees (some to hilarious results) results and chanted "Amen" and we all saw them again when Duval's control was broken. This happened again during the climax of the Mab arc. Every single character put in an appearance whether they were aiding in the fight against Mab, or narrowly avoiding collateral damage.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Oberon, in response to Mab: It's why you lost the first time, Mother. What you continuously fail to understand.My power does not come from my magic. Nor Avalon. But from my true friends and allies. Something you'll never understand.*An army of Oberon's Children suddenly materialize on the buildings surrounding the Empire State Building.**A moment later, Brooklyn and Goliath Come charging in, leading two waves of gargoyles from the Manhattan, Avalon, and London Clans, and Spider-Man too* Triples as a Callback to the episode "The Mirror" and as a Big Damn Heroes moment.
- Fan Disservice: Demona has Goliath chained in a dungeon (uh oh), strips down naked (so far, so good), sits on his lap and carresses him (admit it, fanboys, you wish it was you), and then she stabs him and proceeds to brutally torture him... Squick.
- Fantastic Racism: Quarrymen to Gargoyles. Gargoyles to Humans. New Olympians to Humans. Jove to the Gargoyles of New Olympus.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Demona on the Green Goblin's glider. She got better.
- It's Always Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Justified, because the arc and battle for the "Call of the Wendigo" arc DID take place on Mardis Gras.
- The Missus and the Ex: Brooklyn, Katana, and Tamora. But averted, the moment Tamora appeared back in Brooklyn's life, he went to Katana and told her everything.
- Ms Fan Service: Demona. While very much in character, she has had more gratuitous nude scenes than any other character except for Raksha who went naked all the time after her mutation.
- My Girl Is a Slut: It has been very heavily implied that Xanatos and Fox are swingers. It has also been implied that Roderick Kingsley and his arm candy of the week are regular partners. It has also been implied that the Osborns are no longer welcome at such parties the Xanatoses host.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe. As Dominique Destine, she slept with Tony Stark. Yes, it was to steal his armory, but no one is letting her forget it and Stark wears it as a badge of honor.
- Nightmare Fuel: Mab is this In-Universe. Casting a spell that causes every character to have nonstop nightmares for weeks on end.
- Secret Identity: Spider-Man is Peter Parker; Dominique Destine is Demona; the Green Goblin is Norman Osborn; John Castaway is Jon Canmore; Hunter is Robyn Canmore; Cu Chullain is Rory Dugan; Owen is Puck, the Hobgoblin is Roderick Kingsley.
- Shared Universe: It appears that Greg X's fanfic, Rhapsody, is set in the same universe, albeit 43 years down the road. A descendant of Cordelia appears in the Labyrinth in his 2198 fics, too.
- Shout-Out: Often. To Greg Weisman's other works, and anything else that is appropriate for the situation. For example, Griff was wounded by HYDRA, but he brushes it off as "Merely a flesh wound."
- Shown Their Work: The players for the Leader of the New Olympian Clan and Jove have very clearly done their research on Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilization.
- Show Within a Show: As in "Gargoyles," The Pack were once a popular TV show, and both WITCH and Young Justice currently are popular TV shows.
- Take That!: The supremacist, violent, PETA-like PIT was an obvious shot at the cardboard cutout hippie PIT Crew from "The Goliath Chronicles" which has also imbibed its way into many "Gargoyles" fanfics, even those written by TGC haters.
- This Just In!: The RP just stopped in place when, in Real Life, it was announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The characters then celebrated, in character, in their own way. Even some of the villains were at Ground Zero in civilian identities celebrating. Demona, of course, was probably the only one who didn't care either way.
- Token Evil Teammate: Despite being a sociopathic, self professed Lord of Chaos reviled by most members of the Third Race, Set sided with Oberon in both wars against Mab, solely because his archenemy Apophis was supporting Mab.
- The Unfair Sex: Betty Brant gets upset when Ned is nice to a waitress he's tipping. She cheats on him with Flash Thompson.
- Valentine's Day Episodes: Just about every couple got in on Valentine's Day. Some had quiet dates, some went out, some hooked up, some had epic sex, some struck out, and some relationships were shown to be teetering on the edge of collapse. Throw in a marriage proposal too.
- Van Helsing Hate Crime: The Quarrymen's murder of Montparnasse during the London Clan Exposed arc being a prominant example.
- The Voiceless: Averted with Emily Osborn. She speaks and she's a cast-iron bitch. Played straight with Nought, Pistol (who both "speak" entirely in ellipses), and Claw (who uses emoticons). Hammerhead's chauffeur and Debra Whitman also have yet to speak.
- Year Outside, Hour Inside: Interestingly done...since everything takes place more or less in real time, when the characters go to Avalon, they spend a lot of time there. The sun rises there, and the gargoyles spend two weeks (from a real world perspective) in stone sleep. Spidey is there too, and when he get's back he ends up in trouble with Aunt May and Gwen due to it being almost a month later.
The Manhattan Clan
- Deadpan Snarker: Once in a blue moon.
- Genius Bruiser: He spends every spare moment in the library reading.
- Heartbroken Badass: While he's mostly over Demona, his feelings for her are still many and mixed.
- Heroic Sacrifice: If this universe is the same as Greg's "Rhapsody" fanfic, he sacrifices his life to save humanity from Demona in 2056.
- Hurting Hero: Above all, Goliath's defining trait is that he goes on being good - setting his castle before his clan, his clan before himself. And he keeps getting hurt for it. The big one-two punch is losing his true love and his entire tenth-century world in the very first episode, but he goes on to be repeatedly hurt, betrayed, robbed and driven from his home. The writers didn't sit down at the storyboarding session each week with the comment, "How can we mess with the big guy this week?" - but you'd never know it from watching the show.
- Interspecies Romance: With Elisa Maza
- The Leader: He replaced Hudson pre-series and led the clan until he left for Avalon. At that point he put Brooklyn in charge. While he values wisdom the others follow him because they believe in him.
- Named After Somebody Famous: After the biblical character Goliath.
- Papa Wolf: Do NOT EVER harm any member (human and gargoyle) of Goliath's clan. Believe me, you'll be wishing you hadn't.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: From a gargoyle (and Elisa's) standpoint.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: He does not have a problem with killing enemies in the heat of battle, but does when it comes to executing helpless or subdued foes.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: Is an honorary member of a gargoyle clan and has met wizards and spirits but doesn't believe in common urban legends.
- Badass Normal: With special emphasis on the badass.
- The Commissioner Gordon: Of the "Heroes are obscure and/or feared and their police friend isn't at the top of the Police totem pole" variety.
- Damsel in Distress: Subverted. She gets in a lot of trouble, but she usually gets back out without having to wait to be saved.
- Second Love: To Goliath.
- Secret Keeper: Deconstructed; keeping the Gargoyles a secret puts a severe strain on her relationship with her partner Matt and her family, both of whom call her on it. Later she admits that her reasons for doing so were partly selfish, wanting to feel special as their only ally.
- Twofer Token Minority: Native American and African-American.
- Badass Grandpa: He's the oldest of the clan and, while he's not as physically fit as he used to be, he still holds his own.
- It's X. I Hate X.: What does Hudson hate? Spunk, of course.
- The Mentor: Slips into this because his great age also grants him great wisdom.
- Team Dad: And Broadway is his biological son, too.
- Weapon of Choice: His trademark sword.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With his mate, Katana.
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: His relationship with his mate, Katana.
- Action Mom: Nashville is her rookery son.
- Brainy Brunette: She's highly intelligent.
- Happily Mated: To Broadway; their first egg is in the Manhattan Rookery.
- Hypno Trinket: Angela spent months wearing one that brought forth all her darkest aspects, and placed her in Demona's service. She lied to and manipulated her clan; killed John Castaway; and even conspired with Demona to steal the eggs from the rookery and take control of the clan from Goliath.
- I Am a Monster: Her fear after having all her darkest aspects and desires brought forth by Demona while she was wearing her Hypno Trinket.
- In the Blood: After what happened with said Hypno Trinket, Angela doesn't know how much of that was the amulet and how much of that was her.
- Meaningful Name: Just happens to have a karmically opposite name to Demona...
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She and Broadway. Aaaaawwwww.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To her mother Demona. Her hair and skin tones match daddy Goliath spot-on too.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: The exact opposite of her mother concerning views on humans.
- Angela: I was raised by humans. There's no reason we can't all live together in harmony.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Alex Xanatos
- Gadgeteer Genius: This is a gargoyle who was born in the 10th century and yet learned how to re-assemble a motorcycle and use a computer (along with other gadgets) in the span of a few months.
- Beware the Nice Ones: It's hard to piss him off, but when it does happen...
- Happily Mated: To Angela.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Broadway isn't exactly ugly, but Angela's hotness more than qualifies them for this trope.
- Happily Mated: To Brooklyn; their final egg is in the Manhattan Rookery.
- Jidai Geki: From the Edo period actually.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue, black-haired gargoyle to Brooklyn's red, white-haired coloration.
- Living Statue: Played With. He's more stone-like than the other gargoyles as he's basically made from the dead stone of gargoyles killed in the Wyvern Massacre, given a soul and new body through both science and sorcery. He's thus more of an animated statue than the other members of the Clan, but also less "alive" by comparison (and depending on your point of view).
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: He's essentially an undead cybernetic gargoyle.
Coldfire:Goliath's rookery sister and Coldstone's mate, a soul trapped within a robotic body.
- Ghost in the Machine: A soul that never properly passed on, given form through a robotic body.
- Love Triangle: Based in Shakespeare, unsurprisingly.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Lunette, before they become mates.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's probably one of the nicest people in this series, but he doesn't tolerate villains all that well.
- Secret Keeper: Knew Spider-Man's secret identity for a year before the rest of the clan and Elisa found out from him after Gwen Stacy died.
- Only Child Syndrome: Inverted and subverted. Tachi is the only member of the Manhattan Clan's 1998 rookery because her parents were the only fertile mated pair at the time. However, she's still a child of the entire clan with several fathers and mothers.
- Spin-Offspring: Kind of. She's the only known Manhattan Clan member who's never been seen in the original show or comics (save as an egg in the last issue of the comic).
- Theme Naming: After a Japanese blade, just like her mother.
Staghart/AmpLeft with Griff to join the New Camelot Clan but couldn't really find a place there, so he joined up with the Manhattan Clan instead.
- Fanboy: Of many things, being a self-admitted geek. Though David Bowie and Joss Whedon are at the top of the list.
- The Marvelous Deer: Bears resemblance to a white stag
- Big, Friendly Dog: To friends.
- Angry Guard Dog: To enemies.
- Happily Mated: To Boudicca.
- Heroic Dog: At least, if we're prepared to relax the definition of 'dog.'
Fu-Dog:Brooklyn's gargoyle beast originally from the Xanadu Clan.
- Team Pet: for the Timedancing Family
BoudiccaA gargoyle beast originally from Avalon.
- Happily Mated: To Bronx - their first egg is in the Manhattan Rookery.
- Team Pet: formerly for the Avalon Clan.
Demona/Dominique DestineOnce she was Goliath's great love, now she is his greatest enemy. She will stop at nothing to destroy the human race leaving gargoyles the rulers of the Earth with her ruling the gargoyles. This pretty much makes her almost everyone on this character sheet's enemy... but she is always her own worst enemy.
- 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 fault, though she remains in denial about that), have left her completely, helplessly, maddeningly alone. Centuries of endless pursuit by the Canmore dynasty have made her even more bitter.
- Anti-Villain: Demona is actually not an example of this trope, but a big point is made about how she thinks she's a clear-cut Type III, when she isn't. If anything, she's a deconstructed type II (this tragic villain is tragic because of her own self-destructive tendencies more than anything, and being sympathetic does not excuse her crimes).
- The Apprentice: In her youth, to the Archmage.
- Arch-Enemy: Goliath, Brooklyn, Elisa, Broadway, Macbeth, Hunter... she practically collects them.
- Bare Your Midriff: In her default outfit.
- Beauty Is Bad: Very attractive, as well as untrustworthy, vicious, and quite possibly insane.
- Berserk Button: She's got an entire console of berserk buttons, although her hatred of Elisa is probably the newest and most reliable.
- Big Bad: She's the most recurring villain of the role play. Although she has shared the title with Mab, the Green Goblin, and Morgana le Fay.
- Boomerang Bigot: Played with a twist. She wants to Kill All Humans for nearly wiping out her species, but when she asks Puck to make her not turn to stone during the day (as gargoyles do), he grants her request by making her turn into a human from dawn to dusk every day. Notably, this doesn't stop her instead, it just lets her find more ways of reaching her goals, since she can now blend in with her "enemies" undetected. She easily takes to human society and tools, such as human sorcery and technology, even before she gained her human transformation curse. She even owns her own freaking company (named Nightstone)! For all of her hatred towards humans, Demona fits in far more with human civilization than she does with her fellow gargoyles.
- Carry a Big Stick: Her up-close Weapon of Choice is a mace (though she also wields various laser rifles at range).
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She has ultimately betrayed just about every group she has ever worked with.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: As Dominique Destine.
- 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 still. 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.
- The Cynic: Demona believes the worst in everyone.
- Dark Action Girl: Evil, seductive, and a very skilled warrior.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Spider-Man has nicknamed her "Moany."
- Even Bad Women Love Their Daughters Well, Angela. Her feelings for Cordelia were perfectly articulated with a particle beam blast to the chest.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She clearly loves her (heroic) daughter Angela but unfortunately, this just gives her more rationalization for Killing All Humans.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: 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 this were, to say the least, devastating for all involved.
- Evil Counterpart: A pretty extreme example as she's one to Goliath, Elisa, and Angela.
- 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 loves Angela.
- Evil Plan: The total and complete extinction of the human race.
- Evil Redhead: She's evil, and she's a redhead.
- Evil Sorceress: Another given; she's evil, and she's a sorceress.
- FaceHeel Turn: In her Back Story.
- Fallen Heroine
- Faux Affably Evil: On the rare occasion that she isn't a walking pile of seething, omnicidal rage.
- Fantastic Racism: She utterly despises humanity.
- Faux Affably Evil: On the rare occasion that she isn't a walking pile of seething, omnicidal rage.
- 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 color 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.
- 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.
- HeelFace Turn: According to Brooklyn, Demona is destined to have one and help save the world for humans and gargoyles alike. But it won't be for another two hundred years.
- Heel Realization: Has these several times, for a Big Bad. Unfortunately, she proves herself a grand champion at ignoring them.
- Heroes Want Redheads: She was Goliath's mate, after all. Averted when her true personality showed.
- Hot Witch: She does have magical abilities after all.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Her strongest belief.
- 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, their generations, and indirectly the Quarrymen, whose sole purpose is to destroy they Gargoyles with extreme prejudice. And she had the gall to say Goliath with 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.
- 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 paranoiac herself.
- Ignored Epiphany: Demona lives and breathes this trope. Ignoring the truth behind all the death and destruction she has caused is probably the only way she can continue to function.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Whether the Hunters do it, or the Green Goblin... she always got better.
- Jossed: Used to often sip wine in her down time. After Greg Weisman revealed that her drink of choice is likely water, she hasn't been seen with a drink since.
- Kill All Humans: Her primary goal in life.
- 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: She subtly encouraged Erichthonius to attempt to seize the leadership of the New Olympian Clan, and she is also playing Jove and Baron Strucker. Taken to the nadir when the Weird Sisters trapped her and others inside their own magical production of Shakespeare's Macbeth where Demona was cast as Lady Macbeth.
- Living Forever Is Awesome: There is no deadline for her to exterminate humans. She can keep trying until Doom's Day.
- Magic Knight: She uses her powerful magic and formidable combat skills about evenly.
- Manipulative Bitch: Just ask Angela. Or ask Coco of the London Clan. Or ask Victoria Hand. Or ask Cordelia.
- She pulled this on Angela again, in a very serious fashion. She did regret it afterward, but the beating she took was well deserved.
- Meaningful Name: Her alias "Dominique Destine" literally means "Divine Destiny."
- Also Macbeth gave her the name "Demona" because he said she fought like a demon.
- Modesty Bedsheet: Used one in a London hotel suite when she was suddenly woken up naked in bed and ran out on to the balcony, sensing great magic before quickly jetting off to Paris.
- Ms Fan Service: One of the most attractive females in the cast, and not especially shy about it.
- My God, What Have I... What Have THEY Done?: She came close to this but then dismissed it.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Demona the demon.
- Never Live It Down: In-Universe. As Dominique Destine, she slept with Tony Stark. Yes, it was to steal his armory, but no one is letting her forget it and Stark wears it as a badge of honor.
- Never My Fault: Employed in a very serious fashion. 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 would feel.
- Not So Different: Demona and John Castaway.
- Painful Transformation: Her shift to human during the day and back again.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Psycho ex-mate to Goliath, although it's more justified with Thailog.
- Removed Achilles' Heel: Demona doesn't turn into stone during the day, unlike the other gargoyles. During the day she's human.
- Revenge by Proxy: "Their descendants shall pay. I will have blood for blood!"
- Secret Identity: As Dominique Destine, she conceals her true self.
- Sex Goddess: She made Erichthonius believe in "happy endings."
- She's Got Legs: Long and uncovered.
- She Who Fights Monsters
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: In her human form.
- Strong Family Resemblance: To Angela.
- The Unfettered: Nothing is sacred for Demona, and no-one, with the possible exception of Angela, is not expendable in her quest to eradicate humanity.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Thailog, once upon a time. She had taken Ericthonius as her third mate, and all it took for her to accept his love and loyalty was for him to allow her to commit an atrocity... she has barely given him any thought since his death.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: She was a Nice Girl, who was constantly mistreated by humanity which resulted in her present state.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Demona started out this way, before descending to Knight Templar and finally to revenge-obsessed whacko who only thinks she is in the right because it is what she has been telling herself every night for the last millennium.
- When She Smiles: She actually has a really beautiful genuine smile, which is rarely ever seen because of her malicious nature.
- With Us or Against Us: "If you are not my ally, then you are my enemy."
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Sometimes it's hard not to feel sorry for her.
- Woman Scorned: At least from her point of view...
- You Are What You Hate: Whenever the sun is up, at least.
- You Need to Get Laid: According to Word of God, it's one of the reasons (in a very long list) why Demona is very bitter.
[[ Thailog/Alexander Thailog]]Goliath's clone, designed to combine his physical attributes with Xanatos' intelligence and ruthlessness.
- Badass: Outsmarting Xanatos certainly qualifies him.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He knows he's evil and he's quite proud of it.
- Evil Counterpart: To both Goliath and Xanatos.
- 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.
- Has Three Daddies: He refers to Goliath, Sevarius and Xanatos as his "three fathers." Guess which ones he takes after the most.
- 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.
- Sdrawkcab Name: Almost
- Turned Against Their Masters: He spent his early life being subliminally indoctrinated by Xanatos. Of course this was going to happen.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Demona until he betrayed her. They're still in a custody battle for Nightstone Unlimited.
- Wicked Cultured: Took the first name "Alexander" when indirectly posing as a reclusive financial wizard after Alexander the Great, for whom he harbors admiration. He takes this a step further by lounging in a toga.
- Idiot Savant: Despite his lack of formal training and clone programming consisting of two words, Brentwood's taken after his "father" in being remarkably adapt at manipulation modern technology.
Goneril and ReganTwin Angela clones who function as Thailog's bodyguards.
Thailog Shock TroopsAn army of Goliath clones with cybernetic brains to ensure obedience.
Talon CommandosAn army of mutates with cybernetic brains to ensure obedience.
Archangela/Shock Trooper Unit Zero
The Notre Dame ClanAn alternative version of the clan.
BehemothAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Goliath.
- Killed Off for Real: By Diabolique.
- Chew Toy: Tells Angelique that he's departing for Avalon, but gets consumed by the Phoenix before he can leave. She never looks for him because she's been assuming that he's been living happily among the clan there. Later he returns, and almost gets a chance to return to his original Universe, but the Phoenix swallows him up right before he would have left.
MontparnasseAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Broadway.
- Killed Off for Real: By the hammer of John Castaway.
AngeliqueAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Angela.
- The Mourning After: Was initially mated with Montparnasse, until the Quarrymen brutally murdered him. While she does share Griff's attraction to her, it took a very long time for her to get past the resultant grief (and arguably, she still hasn't completely done so).
- Complicating this is that gargoyles normally mate for life. While it is not unheard of to have a Second Love, it is certainly frowned upon in most gargoyle cultures.
- Funetik Aksent: His few posts are full of "eet" replacing "it" and "z" replacing "s".
- Hopeless with Tech: He really does not trust any newfangled technology.
Champs-ÉlyséesAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Lexington.
DiaboliqueAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Demona.
- Kill All Humans: Her goal.
- Killed Off for Real: By Demona... because if there's one thing Demona can be counted on for, it's sabotaging any chance of acquiring a like-minded ally.
Left BankAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Bronx.
- Team Pet: For King Arthur's Knights.
Princess KatharineThe ruler of Castle Wyvern. She initially fears the gargoyles and only begrudgingly allows them to stay and defend the castle. After Goliath saves her life from Hakon, she comes to see the error of her ways and does her best to defend the eggs from the gargoyle rookery, moving them to the magical island of Avalon and raising them as her own children.
- Arranged Marriage: She is nearly forced into one by Constantine.
- The Atoner: After Goliath saves her.
- Everyone Calls Her Barkeep: In Awakening, at least, she was known only as "Princess" and "Your Highness."
- Fantastic Racism: Initially hated gargoyles as much as any human. After the attack and spending some time on Avalon she inverts this trope and calls the newborns my eggs.
- Freudian Excuse: She hated gargoyles because her father used them as boogeymen to scare her into obedience.
- Harmful to Minors: One of the first instances she sees of the gargoyles as a young girl is Hudson failing to protect her father Prince Malcolm from being killed, which stresses this point even further.
- Mama Bear: To the gargoyle hatchlings on Avalon, as a brainwashed Demona finds out the hard way.
- MayDecember Romance: With Tom.
- Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs.
- Royal Brat: As a child, pre-character development.
- Badass Adorable: As a child.
- Harmful to Minors: Witnessing the murder of Kenneth by Constantine when he was about 10 years old was a traumatic experience for him, although he seemed to get better during the escape from Edinburgh Castle.
- Heroic BSoD: As a result of the abovementioned traumatic experience. "I found him curled among the eggs..."
- Knight in Shining Armor: A Mannhatan policeman said he looked like he walked out of King Arthur's day because of his armor and his chivalry.
- Likes Older Women: Him for Katharine.
- MayDecember Romance: With Katharine, who is about ten years older than him.
- Nice Guy: Both as a child and as an adult, in fact he's the only human during the medieval prologue in "Awakening" besides the Captain who is completely accepting and unprejudiced torwards the gargoyles.
- Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs.
- Happily Mated: To Ophelia.
- Happily Mated: To Gabriel; their first egg is in the Manhattan Rookery along with the rest of the Avalon Clan's eggs.
- Action Girl: Is implied heavily to be this; her mate, Uriel likes her for this very reason.
- Killed Off for Real: Went out in a blaze of glory during the Siege of Avalon.
Labyrinth Clan and Dwellers
[[ Delilah]]A clone created by Sevarius for Thailog, made with Demona's DNA along with Elisa Maza's. She since rebelled and became the leader of the Labyrinth Clan.
- The Face: Of the Labyrinth Clan, as she is the most intelligent and most articulate.
- Mother To Her Men: The leader of the Labyrinth clones.
- Happily Mated to Malibu.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She has made it clear several times over that while she is an ally of the Manhattan Clan, they are not friends. But she still cares for the society's outcasts who find their way into her protectorate.
- Mama Bear: To her clan and protectorate.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Her and Malibu, who came into her life after Thailog.
- Happily Mated to Delilah.
- The Heart: Considering that Delilah was originally programmed by Thailog, she has a bit more of a ruthless outlook. Malibu offsets this, making them a perfect match.
CordeliaA clone of Angela programmed by Demona to be the daughter she thought she wanted.
- Action Girl: After her HeelFace Turn
- Dark Action Girl: Originally.
- The Atoner: She wants to make up for all the horrible things she did while serving Demona, and figures joining the Labyrinth Clan and helping the helpless is the best way she can do it.
- Creepy Monotone: She didn't tend to show much emotion, before her Villainous Breakdown.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She started out cold, and detached before her reality and her nature began conflicting with her programming.
- Evil Counterpart: To Angela
- Evil Is Burning Hot: She has taken a liking to flamethrowers.
- Evil Twin: Again, to Angela
- Fantastic Racism: Because that's what she was taught, as such she believes humans must be wiped out, even if she is colder and less passionate about it than Demona.
- Has Two Mommies: She acknowledges Angela as her genetic mother, being her clone. But she considers Demona, Angela's biological mother, to be her true mother because she was programmed to. Wow.
- HeelFace Turn: After serving and being discarded by Demona, and working for the Big Man, she discovered what she really wanted out of life, helped the clan defeat Demona and saved Angela before joining the Labyrinth Clan.
- Manchurian Agent: For Thailog. Speak certain code words and she shuts down so she can receive instructions.
- Pyro Maniac: Until she broke her flamethrower.
- Shout-Out to Shakespeare: She was named after the dutiful daughter from King Lear.
- The Unfavorite: She tried so hard to be Mommy's Little Villain.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Reichsadler.
- Villainous Breakdown: She was programmed to want Demona's love, when she realized she would never receive it, she slowly grew more emotionally unhinged. Finally she broke down when the reality she was programmed to believe in collapsed all around her.
- Weapon of Choice: Her customized flamethrower.
- "Well Done, Daughter" Gal: Believed Demona still prefered Angela over her. She was right.
- Younger Than They Look: She appears to be a female gargoyle in her biological mid to late twenties. In reality, she hasn't been out of her cloning pod for very long.
Talon/Derek MazaElisa's younger brother. He starts out as a pilot in the NY police force, but is manipulated into becoming Xanatos's helicopter pilot late in the first season. Xanatos and Anton Sevarius later use him as a test subject in their experiments to create their own gargoyle-like beings, resulting in Derek being mutated into a panther/bat/eel hybrid and renaming himself "Talon". He becomes the leader of the Labyrinth Clan, providing homes and protection for the homeless of New York.
- Everyone Loves Blondes: He ends up in a relationship with Maggie, a fellow victim of Sevarius's experiment.
- The Leader: Of the Labyrinth, despite his initial insistence that the clan would have no leader.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Initially.
- My Beloved Smother: This is initially inverted when his mother is the only member who supports his idea of working for Xanatos and following his own path in life.
- Official Couple: With Maggie as of "Kingdom".
- Unwitting Pawn: Several times. Xanatos manages to turn him against both his sister and the gargoyles for a distressingly long time.
Maggie the Cat/Maggie ReedA woman who came to New York with what she thought was a lot of money in order to become a Broadway star but ended up on the streets and in Anton Sevarius' lab. Now she protects the people of the Labyrinth with the other mutates and clones.
- Odd Name Out: She is the only one of the four mutates who keeps her human name after the transformation (well, almost, she is often referred to as "Maggie the Cat" by other characters).
- Official Couple: With Derek.
ClawAnother one of the mutates. The trauma surrounding his transformation left him mute.
ThugA mutate alligator.
- Taken for Granite: He's been turned to stone by the Grey Gargoyle. There is still no cure.
Benny & ErinTwo young mutates, Erin is a turtle and Benny is a pill bug. No, a roly-poly bug. Pill bug. Roly-poly. Pill. Roly-Poly.
[[ Paul/Paw/Mutate Commando Unit Zero]]
- Ascended Extra: Started off as a random anon trolling Tinkerer, before Phineas sicked a bunch of cybots on the poor sod and handed him over to Sevarius.
- Killed Off for Real: At least it was a Heroic Sacrifice.
The Mayan Clan
- Childhood Trauma: Obsidiana revealed that when she was young, a clan elder took her into Xibalba to hone her talent for sensing magic. They spent a week there, and the elder did not escape alive.
- Serious Business: Do not talk crap about the Green in front of her.
The Ishimuran Clan
KaiThe leader of the Ishimuran Clan.
The London Clan
- Mythical Motifs: Resembles a Unicorn.
- Retired Badass: She may have abdicated her position as leader, but she's still a capable sorceress.
- King of Beasts: Resembles a lion.
Old PogThe London Clan's eldest member.
- Mythical Motifs: Resembles a hypogriff.
Amanda CollinsClose friend of the London Clan, and founder of the Friends of Humanity.
- Killed Off for Real: Turned by Dracula and then destroyed by Arthur and Griff.
- Morality Chain: In a sense, was this for the Friends of Humanity. Initially created to establish a moderate counterweight to the extremist Quarrymen and PIT organizations, after her death it was easily absorbed (along with PIT) into the Demon's Talon.
The Xanadu Clan
Leader of the Xanadu Clan
- Our Dragons Are Different: The leader resembles an anthropomorphic Chinese Dragon. It is implied that much of her clan is similar.
- Killed Off for Real: Stabbed in the heart with an enchanted knife.
- Kind Hearted Beast Lover: Was very fond of the beasts of her clan.
Second of the Xanadu Clan
Demona's Fu-DogA fu-dog gifted to Demona when she visited the Xanadu Clan.
- Killed Off for Real: When Demona broke the Xanadu Clan's highest law and ordered her pet to kill Brooklyn's.
- Team Pet: Well, Demona's pet.
The Loch Ness Clan
Leader of the Loch Ness Clan/Eliot
- Affectionate Nickname: Arthur Stacy named him after Eliot Ness. "Eliot" himself doesn't really use the name but doesn't seem to mind it, either.
The Pukhan Clan
Leader of the Pukhan Clan
- Deadpan Snarker: He has a quip chip inside him.
- Legacy Character: Versions 8.0 & 9.0 - versions 6.0 & 7.0 having already been destroyed in-universe (and the previous ones in canon).
- The Starscream: Wolf clearly doesn't like Coyote.
JackalA sociopathic cyborg, Jackal has been upgraded into a minor avatar of Anubis.
HyenaA psychopathic cyborg, Hyena has been transformed into a vampire during her last upgrade.
- Boobs of Steel: Well, a metal breastplate.
- Robosexual: Attracted to Coyote.
Tasmanian TigerA young, wealthy man who has become a supervillain for the thrill of it.
- Villainous Crush: On Black Cat.
- Affably Evil: Impeccably polite to his enemies. He seems to legitimately like Goliath most of the time, although the feeling is almost never mutual... even to this day.
- Amazon Chaser: For Fox. You can see them sparring.
- Anti-Hero: After his sort-of-HeelFace Turn. 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 whose Pet the Dog relationship with his family is much more pronounced. But he's also still an...
- Berserk Button: Quite subtle, but Hudson's needling him about being terrified of growing old does seem to push a few key places.
- Brainy Brunette: He's highly intelligent.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: "A man's gotta make a living." We seldom see what that actually means though.
- Determinator: "Nothing terrifies me, because nothing is beyond my ability to change."
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Is extremely protective of his son Alexander and loves his wife Fox (who herself wasn't exactly a hero).
- Evil Genius: He personally built the technology his billion dollar company sells.
- Evil Virtues: Ambition, Hard Work, Love, Patience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Determination, Loyalty, Honor. (Yea, for being a Big Bad, he has a lot of these.)
- Friendly Enemy: He rather likes the Manhattan Clan, although the feeling isn't mutual (although they eventually stop thinking of him as a pure evil, so that's worth something).
- Graceful Loser: Xanatos always takes losses well and considers revenge beneath him.
- Happily Married: To Fox.
- HeelFace Turn: Kind of. It's less that his personality changes and more that his priorities shift.
- The Illuminati: A Thirty-Three.
- I Love You Because I Can't Control You: His feelings for Fox.
- Immortality Seeker: "What good are all the riches in the world if Fox and I can't can't enjoy them forever?"
- It's Personal: Explicitly averted. 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.
- The Man Behind the Man: Behind the Ultra-Pack
- Missing Mom: According to Greg Weisman, Xanatos' mother is deceased, and his father Petros is unfortunately a widower.
- Nothing Personal: "You are taking this much too personally."
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: How he originally freed the gargoyles. Money is never an object to him.
- Villainous Friendship: Owen is the closest thing he has to a best friend.
- "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. As for how he became a billionaire....
- Affably Evil: So polite he borders on The Stoic.
- Battle Butler: To Xanatos. Be it fighting, carrying out plans, Owen does it quickly and efficiently.
- Disability Super Power: A fist made of stone hurts more than one made of flesh and bone. Xanatos remarks that he makes "Good use of his handicap".
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's not really evil; he just works for Xanatos.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: Owen is the can.
- Secret Identity: He's Puck.
- Taken for Granite: Has a stone arm after dipping it in the Cauldron of Life.
- Bi the Way: Heavily hinted at when Xanatos brings Felicia Hardy in to spar with them.
- Eyepatch of Power: Not exactly an eyepatch, but that blue tattoo covering her right eye comes close.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Daughter of Queen Titania
- 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 "Jonathon"...
Alexander Fox XanatosXanatos' and Fox's son.
Petros XanatosXanatos' father.
- Mauve Shirt: Evidenced both in the series and in his survival of the creation of Carnage.
- Mook Lieutenant: If he's not the outright chief of Xanatos Enterprises' Security Forces, he's still high-ranking.
ElaineA member of the Xanatos Enterprises Security Force.
- Actor Allusion: While she has no given name in the series, the roleplayers named her after her voice actress, Kath Soucie's middle name.
Steel ClanXanatos's army of robots designed to resemble Goliath.
Iron ClanLike the Steel Clan but bigger, made of iron, and mostly used to defend against Children of Oberon.
The Green Goblin / Norman OsbornNorman Osborn is a ruthless businessman, inventor, gifted chemist, the head of Os Corp Industries, and the father of Harry Osborn. After being exposed to a chemical formula, he turned to supervillainy as Green Goblin, terrorizing New York City to become one of Spider-Man's greatest opponents
- Back from the Dead: Harry had him and Gwen cloned. Norman's clone has more of a spine than the original (figuratively). But he eventually loses that spine (literally).
- Big Bad: He's stepped up his game and while his primary nemesis is still Spider-Man, his plans and schemes have affected so many others from the Manhattan Clan to some of the knights of New Camelot as well. Just ask Montmarte and Jessica Drew what they think of the guy, assuming you live long enough to.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He used kittens in an experiment. Kittens!
- Cast as a Mask: Two accounts, one character.
- Catchphrase: "Don't apologize. I never do."
- The Collector of the Strange: He collects masks and other such antiquities. He even had the Crown of Thorns, worn by Jesus in his collection.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Averted, he doesn't mind "Gobby" and actually uses it sometimes.
- Evil Counterpart: To Peter.
- I Lied: He gave Jessica Drew her powers as Spider-Woman, and spent months just having her test her abilities. He promised they'd be square and she'd be free to go her own way if she brought him a gargoyle. She did. He lied.
- Impossibly Cool Weapons: The razor bats and the pumpkin bombs, the hand blasters, etc.
- Karma Houdini: No matter how hard Spidey and his friends seem to try, they can't seem to nail Osborn with any of the Goblin's crimes... in spite of his identity now being widely known unproven truth. Eventually, all this was averted when he was publicly exposed and then...
- Never My Fault: "Don't apologize. I never do."
- Why Are You Not My Son?: Blatantly prefers Peter to Harry. Heck, he even provides the page quote.
- Would Hurt a Child: Ask his son.
- You Fight Like a Cow: Unlike most of the villains, Goblin doesn't get annoyed by quipping and mocking. In fact, he quips right back, and he does it pretty dang well too.
Dr. Octopus/Otto Octavius / Master PlannerA mad scientist and creator of supervillains, armed with four mechanical tentacles, and one of New York's most dangerous villains.
- Appropriated Appellation: "Doctor Octopus" was a hated nickname Norman gave him.
- Badass Bookworm: He started out as Oscorp's top scientist; after turning into Dr Octopus, he is one of Spider-Man's strongest ennemies.
- Big Bad: Of the Sinister Six.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Drinks out of an "evil genius" mug.
- The Chessmaster: As the Master Planner.
- Drunk on the Dark Side: Relishes in his Evil Genius persona.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Doc Ock.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Doc Ock politely asks and waits for Aunt May and Anna Watson to excuse themselves from the upcoming brawl between the Sinister Six and Spidey, even halting Rhino as he tries to charge through them.
- Evil Genius: Even has the coffee mug.
- Flat-Earth Atheist: Despite living in a universe where all things are true, Otto refuses to acknowledge the existence of magic or the supernatural.
- The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Has sworn vengeance on S8 regular Masterdramon.
- Large Ham: TREACHERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
- Villainous Friendship: With Vulture.
- All There in the Manual: The names Othello, Desdemona, and Iago are never mentioned within the series itself, only in scripts, background materials, stuff revealed through Ask Greg and the fandom itself.
- Enemy Without: Formerly Enemy Within.
- Poisonous Friend: Has been this to Coldstone and other members of his clan.
- Narcissist: "It is a handsome automaton."
The Green Goblin II / Harry OsbornNorman Osborn's son, and Peter Parker's best friend. Harry Osborn is a troubled soul... who has become the second Green Goblin
- Legacy Character: Green Goblin II.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Peter, Harry, and Gwen... yes, that ended quite well...
- The Unfavorite: His father openly preferred Peter to his own son.
- Villainous Breakdown: When his plans to resurrect his father through cloning failed.
Vulture/Adrian ToomesA scientist who invented techflight, now flys with a winged harness as the Vulture.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Osborn didn't call him a buzzard for nothing.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: His wings are sharp enough to count as this.
- Villainous Friendship: With Doc Ock
- Adorable Evil Minions: The gremlin/gargoyle like robots he uses, which would also qualify as The Imp.
- Doing It for the Art: Beck seems to view the disguises and special effects he uses for his crimes as akin to acting and is concerned about putting on a good performance.
- Fake Brit: As Mysterio, he speaks in a hammy, pseudo-British accent.
- Laughably Evil: While he is an acceptable threat and a competent villain, his incredible hamminess, weird accent and sissy mannerism makes him really hard to take seriously
- As Lethal as It Needs to Be: Can use the airblasts to punch through steel and tunnel through rock, yet they mainly just provide knockback on living targets.
- Badass Normal: A Professional Killer and leader of the Enforcers out of the Shocker suit...
- Empowered Badass Normal: ...in the Shocker suit.
- Blow You Away: Uses "pressurized air blasts,"
- Deflector Shields: One of the secondary abilities of the suit.
- Faux Affably Evil: He speaks in a polite, somewhat aphoristic way which is enhanced by his strong Texan accent, but he's definitely not a nice person by any means (even outside of the whole "killing people for money" thing).
- Professional Killer: A seasoned professional of the hitman type.
- Berserk Button: DON'T CALL HIM MAX!
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Don't call him Max, or he'll FRY you into nothing!
- The Dragon: To Doc Ock
- Embarrassing Nickname: Lightning Butt. But "Max" pisses him off more.
- The Millstone: He really tries to help Doc Ock, but he's so impulsive/stupid about using his powers that he probably does more to foil his schemes than Spider-Man.
- Parental Substitute: Never overtly stated, but Electro very much treats Doc Ock like a surrogate father.
The Tinkerer/Phineas MasonAn inventor for hire with a talent for robotics.
Black Cat/Felicia HardyAn infamous cat burglar, who has a crush on Spider-Man.
- Friends with Benefits: With the Tazmanian Tiger
- You Killed My Father: Non-fatal example. When her father becomes The Atoner and willingly stays in prison, Black Cat blames Spider-Man and their good relationship promptly ends.
Rhino/Alex O'HirnA bruiser of a thug wearing indestructible and non-removable armor, making him perhaps the strongest human in the city.
- Meaningful Name: "O'Hirn" is an anagram of "Rhino".
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's actually not as dumb as he might seem.
Kraven the Hunter/Sergei KravenoffA Russian big game hunter who hunts Spider-Man and the gargoyles for sport.
- All Your Powers Combined: Kraven specifically asks for his DNA getting combined with African big cats`, granting him the speed of a cheetah, the agility of a leopard and the strength of a lion.
- Beast Man: Thanks to Warren.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Used to be this, and desperately wants to be again.
ChameleonA super spy and master of disguise.
- The Blank: A variation: He has visible eyes and a mouth, just really no other facial features.
HomunculiMysterio's little robotic flunkies.
- Show Within a Show: Had their own series on Disney XD. Sadly it was not renewed for a third season, forcing them back into a life of crime.
The Hobgoblin/Roderick KingsleyA ruthless and cunning supervillain who appropriated the Green Goblin's technology and made it his own.
- Cain and Abel: Roderick Kingsley, the heartless, multiple-murderer Hobgoblin, and his twin brother Daniel, the mostly spineless, but well-meaning wimp that Roderick can manipulate and terrify with ease.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: As Roderick Kingsley
- Dirty Coward: Subverted. While his twin brother Daniel really was a spineless wimp who lived up to this trope, Roderick merely made himself look like a Dirty Coward to get people to underestimate him. This usually led to him sabotaging his competitors' companies and destroying their reputations before buying them up cheap, or to keep anyone from thinking that he could be a cold-blooded Magnificent Bastard like the Hobgoblin.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Hobby.
- Manipulative Bastard: He had his twin brother Daniel acting as his willing victim.
- And very recently he's been traveling throughout the world, choosing a new supervillain identity for each new country he sets up shop in. Once he's built up a reputation, he has a capable individual take his place, for a cut of the profits of course. He's turned supervillainy into a franchise.
- He's also using an alliance with Morgana le Fay to learn sorcery.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He has his weaknesses, such as vanity and an ego. But he is aware of them, and can make himself overcome them. His top three priorities are, in this order, his life, his freedom, and money/power. Anything else, especially revenge, is secondary; he'll take it if it comes, but will abandon it as soon as it puts him at risk.
- Villain Team-Up: He has allied himself to Morgana le Fay.
Molten Man/Mark AllanLiz Allan's brother, permanently covered in nanite armor.
- Anti-Villain: Type II. His transformation into a villain was entirely caused by the Green Goblin, he had no desire to become one. He didn't even want to fight Spider-Man until he was forced to.
- Chrome Champion: A villainous example. Also, unlike his comic book's version, Spider-Man's webbing can stick to his skin if Spidey had cooled him down previously.
- The Dragon: To Green Goblin.
- Fatal Flaw: His gambling addiction is what causes him to become a meta-human against his will.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He commits evil because he just wants his cure.
- Badass Normal: Normal human with enough agility and marshal-arts expertise to incapacitate cops and fight blow-for-blow with Spider-Man...
- Empowered Badass Normal: ...in the Ricochet suit.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: He's the shortest of the Enforcers, but no less dangerous.
- Pinball Projectile: See above.
Ox/Raymond BlochOne of the Enforcers.
- Badass Normal: The first of Spider-Man's foes that's strong enough to rip through webbing, and he's just an ordinary human...
- Empowered Badass Normal: ...once he gets his "Ox" suit.
- Fourth-Wall Observer: Somehow knows the theme song of the show. He finds it catchy.
- The Quiet One: Less talkative than his fellow enforcers Fancy Dan and Montana.
- Jungle Drums: These are often heard when she is near.
- The Woman Behind the Man: The woman behind Kraven, and while Xanatos controls the Ultra-Pack, she arranged for their magical upgrades.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Has something of a rivalry with Sevarius.
- Faux Affably Evil: Acts affable only to increase his jerkassery.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: He doesn't believe in order and morality, and kills people for fun.
- Serial Killer: Before he got the symbiote. It just made him worse.
- The Sociopath: Even without Carnage, Cletus was a diagnosed psychopath.
The Scorpion/Mac GarganA former private eye, mutated into a scorpion-like creature thanks to the machinations of the Green Goblin.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Spider-Man, he's a Half-Human Hybrid mutated with the DNA of a predatory arachnid.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: From a lowly private eye hired by J. Jonah Jameson to maybe, just maybe, the Green Goblin's most nightmarish creation yet.
- Fantastic Racism: Victim of it. Literally did nothing illegal, or even morally wrong. Was working for OsCorp as a demolitions expert, and got caught in an explosion that was targeting the Green Goblin. Prospero used sorcery to transform him into a being made of water, and scared and confused, he followed Gobby out of the hospital. Was later captured off-camera, and thrown in the Vault, still having done absolutely nothing wrong.
- Unfortunately, while Morris was morally clean coming into the Vault... it took its toll when he came out.
- Fusion Dance: An accidental one with Sandman, merging them both into the entirely unwanted form of "Mud-Thing." Months later, no solution has been found to separate them.
- Stalker with a Crush: Developed this toward his attorney, Sharon Banks.
- Up to Eleven: Some of Kaine's powers are actually augmented spider-powers - the Mark of Kaine for wall-crawling and premonitions for Spider-Sense.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: HYDRA started off as an actual Nazi organisation during World War II which became independent when the actual Nazis, well, lost. When your founders are Nazis it's no stretch that your organisation end up Nazi-like.
- Collapsing Lair: Seems to happen to any place Baron Strucker stays too long.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Strucker has done some genuinely appalling stuff but has surprisingly done a few Pet the Dog moments as well.
- Madame Viper is the opposite.
- Gas Mask Mooks: The HYDRA soldiers.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
- Mythical Motifs: Named after the Hydra from Greek mythology, a many headed creature, where if you cut off one head, two more grow in its place.
- Punch-Clock Villain: It's implied the majority of HYDRA agents are this.
- The Syndicate: HYDRA is heavily involved in organized crime.
- Take Over the World: As if anything less could satisfy them!
- We Have Reserves: And HOW! Hydra has lost literally tens of thousands of personnel on-screen over the course of its existence.
- The Dragon: During World War II, he was this to Adolf Hitler.
- Evil Mentor: His was Hitler
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was just a bitter, angry, psychopathic street kid who had somehow managed to get a job as a bellhop at a posh hotel. Then Hitler noticed him, and took him under his wing.
- Gone Horribly Right: He was Hitler's attempt to show that he could create the ultimate Nazi Ubermensch. He was such a success that even Hitler started becoming scared of him.
- Significant Anagram: His 21st century alias, "Dell Rusk."
- The Sociopath: Definitely one.
- Wicked Cultured: His theme tune is Chopin's Funeral March.
Baron Wolfgang von StruckerThe previous leader of HYDRA, after the disappearance of the Red Skull and the incarceration of Heinrich Zemo. He wore the left hand of Osiris, a mystical artifact with the power to drain the life out of his victims.
- Dragon Ascendant: During World War II, he was a lieutenant in service of the Red Skull. In modern times, he was the leader of HYDRA.
- Evil Old Folks: In the present timeline, Strucker is an ancient man who uses his life-draining claw to retain a degree of youth.
- Sealed Evil in a Duel: His fate is something like this. Thanks to a Medusa Bomb, he and Nick Fury are frozen in the throes of combat, possibly forever.
- Boobs of Steel: She has taken Globulin Green, and is now probably physically the strongest member of HYDRA.
- Dragon Ascendant: After the supposed death of Baron Strucker, Viper re-named herself Madame Hydra and leads the organization alongside Reichsadler... much to her chagrin.
- Freudian Excuse: Read Good Scars, Evil Scars below.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She was born into a wealthy Hungarian family, and they were killed in an eastern-european conflict, she spent some time in an orphanage, time on the streets, before being taken in by Baron Strucker and raised in HYDRA, to eventually coming within a hair of detonating a nuclear device in New York City, until the end no one in the world even knowing her real name.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a scar on the hidden side of her face.
- I Have Many Names: Madame Hydra; Viper; dozens of aliases.
- Jerkass: The C-word would actually be the most accurate to describe her attitude and general behaviour.
- Kick the Dog: More like kill the dog's entire family in front of it, then kick it. On live television, as she rampaged through the home of her S.H.I.E.L.D. guard an hour after being released from prison.
- Large Ham: Though, unlike others on this page, she does it accidently.
- Orphanage of Fear: Raised in one.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Her default hairstyle.
- Poisonous Person: She wore fake fangs tipped with venom.
- Sadist: A psychological and physical sadist, who enjoys hurting people for the hell of it.
- The Sociopath: Has most of the requirements for Antisocial Personality Disorder.
- Threw My Bike on the Roof: She's often being a bitch just because she can.
- Would Hurt a Child: Killed a seven-year-old after escaping from the Raft and then kidnapped a bus full of kids and strapped explosives to them.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Grim Reaper/Eric WilliamsA criminal who became a HYDRA agent in order to satisfy his destructive impulses. He's a deadly threat, and a skilled assassin. His arm is a cybernetic implant that transforms into a scythe.
- Artificial Limbs: His right arm is a scythe.
- The Dragon: To Strucker, at one point. Time will tell where he fits in the "corporate hierarchy" now.
- Grim Reaper: At least in appearance.
ReichsadlerA clone of Sir Griff, created by Dr. Sevarius and programmed to be the perfect son to Baron Strucker.
- Dragon Ascendant: After the supposed death of Baron Strucker, he leads HYDRA alongside Madame Hydra... much to his horror.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He is disgusted with Viper's cold hearted brutality.
- Noble Demon: He was programmed with Strucker's romantic ideals.
- Unholy Matrimony: He and Cordelia are mates, albeit estranged.
Other supervillainsHalf-Human Hybrid as a result. He's been paying for it ever since.
- Adaptational Villainy: While still a villain, in the comics Connors' Lizard persona is reluctant to attack his own family. This version of the Lizard on the other hand is completely feral and has no hesitation trying to eat his son.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV. He's a perfectly nice guy, it's just that there's these times he turns into a mindless, vicious animal, and no one is ever gonna let him forget it.
- Artificial Limbs: Uses one for his missing right arm.
- The Atoner: He clearly feels sorry for what he did as the Lizard and tries his best to make up for it. Likewise, the fact that he cannot find a cure for Electro weighs heavily on his heart.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Again, the Lizard. Animal hybridization also used to be something of his specialty, though he was the only human subject he ever intentionally created.
- That "intentionally" is necessary, of course, because of a certain Peter Benjamin Parker.
- Nice Guy: If you exclude the occasions where he turned into a giant murderous reptile, he is otherwise a very nice person.
- Professor Guinea Pig: To his great regret.
Tem Borjigin/The MandarinA mysterious sorcerer of Chinese origin, and the leader of international terrorist group the Ten Rings.
- Rings of Power: He's got a few, and he's looking for more.
- Yellow Peril: The unfortunate origins of the character.
- You're Not My Father: Probably something that has been said to him more than once, given the attitude Khulan Borjigin (AKA Jade) throws his way when they meet.
WhiplashAnother daughter of The Mandarin, this one serves as the primary assassin for his Ten Rings.
The WendigoA prisoner aboard The Raft, transformed via unknown means into a cannibalistic monster.
Paul St. Pierre/Grey GargoyleA French supervillain with the power to transform others into stone at a touch (or rather, into the stone-like substance that gargoyles convert into while they sleep).
- French Jerk: Mildly, as he is a supervillain... but is otherwise quite affable.
- One Steve Limit: There's a reason his typical last name wasn't used (Duval, if you're curious).
Ivan VankoA man out for revenge against Tony Stark for the sins of his father.
- Greater-Scope Villain: The Illuminati Society as a whole; a group of chessmasters so skilled and influential that Xanatos and Thailog are at the bottom of their hierarchy. Illuminati operatives offer 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. 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 RagnalThe leader of the Illuminati, and presumably the same person as Sir Percival, a knight of King Arthur's round table.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's the head of a society that's morally dubious at best, and claims to love both Duval and Blanchefleur.
- Out-Gambitted: Xanatos successfully keeps the real Stone of Destiny to himself and hands a replica to Peredur. Not that it matters, since the spirit of destiny has no single vassal.
- Pretty Boy: He looks almost angelic.
DuvalOne of the two Twos of the Society. He largely runs the Illuminati while Peredur focuses on the big picture. He might also be the same person as Sir Percival.
- Cyborg: He curiously has a lot of cybernetic implants. The reasons have yet to be explained, although Brooklyn did cut off his left hand.
- The Dragon: To Peredur... apparently.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's much nastier than Peredur.
- I Have Many Names: In 997 a.d. he was a sorcerer in Constantine III's court, under the name "Brother Valmont." To add to the intrigue, Morgana le Fay also once called him "Percival."
- Magic Knight: In his first battle with King Arthur, he combined hi-tech cybernetics with ancient sorcery.
- Almighty Janitor: Essentially a glorified waiter, and also one of the most powerful people in the world.
Mycroft HolmesThe brother of famed detective Sherlock Holmes and manager of the Diogenes Club: a hideaway for numerous other Illuminati in Britain.
- Aloof Big Brother: Was this to Sherlock, way back in the day.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle depicted him. Mycroft himself calls this take "embellished."
[[ Tamora]]A female gargoyle from an unknown clan and a very high-ranking member of the Illuminati.
- Mama Bear: Understands Sarah Browne's fears for her children because she too had children... once.
- Older Than They Look: Brooklyn met her during his timedancing, and she said she traveled to Persia around 870 a.d.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: To Brooklyn. She joined the Illuminati, he didn't.
- Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Shares a name with Shakespeare's Queen of the Goths from Titus Andronicus.
- And it turns out that, due to Time Travel, both characters are named after the other.
Juan Ponce de LeónGuardian of THE Fountain of Youth.
- Powered Armor: And the hydraulics in the armor are powered by Fountain Water, amplifying its abilities even further.
Shari/ScheherazadeA spirited storyteller of Middle-Eastern descent, working to keep an eye both on the Labyrinth and on Thailog's activities.
- Catchphrase: "The story is told though who can say if it be true..."
- Really 700 Years Old: She's certainly older than her "Goth Teenager" looks would suggest. A lot older.
- Shadow Archetype: She and Thailog are one of the Elisa/Goliath relationship, as well as of Owen and Xanatos.
- Unreliable Narrator: By her own admission — after all, "who can say if it be true"?
Nicolas FlamelAn alchemist who developed the Philosopher's Stone.
- Alchemy Is Magic: Well, the Elixir of Life appears to have worked exactly as advertised, so at least some of this trope applies.
Madame Serena/NimueTo all appearances, nothing more than a Fortune Teller who runs a small shop in New Orleans. But when The Reveal comes, she turns out to be Nimue in disguise - Merlin's former student and lover.
- Broken Bird: She's become a rather badass sorceress over the centuries, all things considered, but she's also avoiding confronting Merlin like the plague, as well as unwilling to get close to anyone else for fear it will remind her of him. He still doesn't understand why.
- Deal with the Devil: How she views her relationship with the Illuminati. She performs services for them in exchange for helping her hide from Merlin and New Camelot.
- Fortune Teller: Her cover, though Stephen Strange, Jr. knows her to possess real magic. Essentially, this makes her a phony Phony Psychic.
- Merlin and Nimue: Her relationship with Merlin, obviously. She sees the parallels, albeit reversed, in her teaching Stephen Strange, Jr... hence her desire not to grow any closer to him.
- Tarot Motifs: In addition to giving readings to others, she seems to identify herself with The High Priestess.
Adam PrometheusThe Creature of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, now an Illuminatus.
- My Name Is Not Shazam: Refuses to take the name of his "Father," and is quite cross with the way pop culture has confused the two.
- No Name Given: In the original novel. His current title borrows from several of his quotes ("the Adam of your labours") as well as the subtitle of Shelley's book: the Modern Prometheus.
Fiona CanmoreA matriarch of the Canmore Clan of Hunters.
Lord "Ruthven"A vampire and nobleman working for the Illuminati.
- There Can Be Only One: His stated reason for joining the Illuminati, who are generally antagonistic toward vampires. As "Ruthven" puts it, the "perfect world" for a vampire is one where there is no competition.
FalstaffThe 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 by Faltaff'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.
- The Beastmaster: So far, has been shown to surround himself with wolves, panthers, and pythons among others.
John Clayton, Lord GreystokeGame Warden and owner of the Clayton Game Preserve in Africa.
Jane Clayton, Lady GreystokeThe wife of Lord Greystoke, as well as the manager of their game preserve.
- The Illuminati: Not technically a member, but since there are no secrets between herself and her husband and she represents him in dealing with the Society, they effectively share a slot.
Emily OsbornThe wife of Norman Osborn and mother to Harry. She was assigned as Norman's keeper to keep tabs on him, and manipulate him when needed. Her death was later faked, and she became a full time operative for the Illuminati.
- Evil Matriarch: She's Harry's mother, but she's hardly a loving one.
- Lady Macbeth: To Norman Osborn.
- Manipulative Bitch: She's a member of the Illuminati and she was married to Norman Osborn. What do you think?
Megumi ShirakawaTaro's majordomo and an Illuminatus.
- Casual Kink: Her relationship with her employer is not entirely platonic, and involves some ropes and ripped kimonos.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Taro.
New York Police Department/Gargoyle Taskforce/Supervillain Taskforce:
Morgan MorganA uniformed beat cop and a member of the Gargoyle Taskforce.
- Repetitive Name: Literally has the same first name and last name.
- Cool Cousin: To Terry.
Cedric HarrisTri Chung's partner; also on the Gargoyle Taskforce.
- In the Blood: Apparently his father was a cop as well. Didn't help their relationship much, however.
- Papa Wolf: In the making.
Margot YaleAn Assistant District Attorney and member of the Gargoyle Taskforce. She's also John Castaway's new bride.
- Crusading Widow: Wanted Castaway to quit the Quarrymen and concentrate on their son, Jackson. After Castaway's death, she vowed never to stop until every last gargoyle is captured.
- Unholy Matrimony: She divorced Brendan and married John Castaway
- Yuppie Couple: Trope Namer alongside Brendan Quarters.
Special Agent Martin HackerMatt Bluestone's former partner from his days in the FBI, and a member of the Illuminati.
- False Friend: It's unclear whether he truly considers Matt a friend, but the latter certainly thought of him as one. It's also implied that Hacker got Matt expelled from the FBI, so there's that.
- The Mole: The Illuminati's man in the FBI.
Captain Maria ChavezThe captain of detectives in Elisa's precinct.
Captain George StacyGwen Stacy's father, and a captain in the NYPD.
- Secret Keeper: Was this for Spidey, though Peter wasn't aware of it until he heard George's Last Words.
Jean De WolffA lieutenant in the NYPD and the head of the Supervillain Taskforce.
- Inspector Javert: Frequently the first to jump to the conclusion that a hero (Spidey in particular) is up to no good.
- Police Brutality: Has gotten into a lot of trouble for this, but never enough to get him kicked off the force.
Haile O'ConnorAn obnoxiously unprofessional coroner with the NYPD.
- BrotherSister Incest: Pretty close. Proudly claims to enjoy "getting busy" with his stepsister Colleen.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He must be quite a talented coroner, because it's the only possible explanation as to why he hasn't been fired yet.
- Stalker with a Crush: To Elisa Maza.
- Affectionate Nickname: He's called "Tiger" by Mary Jane and "Pete" or "Petey" by many of his friends.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Peter got bullied in high school because he was a nerd,
- Animal Motifs: Most of his villains.
- Badass Bookworm: As Peter Parker (and mostly Spider-Man).
- Berserk Button: Threatening his loved ones.
- Beware the Nice Ones: You DO NOT want to threaten his loved ones. The results will not be good for you.
- Brooklyn Rage: The quintessential New York superhero.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Justified in that he blames himself for his inaction with Uncle Ben when he could have saved him just by stopping the robber earlier, he takes this to the logical extreme and even other superheroes think he needs a vacation at times.
- Dating Catwoman: Literally, with the Black Cat becoming Spider-Man's girlfriend before Mary Jane in this continuity.
- Deadpan Snarker: And how. Possibly the king of this trope. It's literally how he maintains composure.
- The Everyman: Perhaps the poster child
- Fire-Forged Friends: With the gargoyles, with the Knights of New Camelot.
- Grappling-Hook Gun: Webshooters, natch.
- Guilt Complex: His guilty conscience make him his own worst enemy at times.
- Heroes Want Redheads: His relationship with Mary Jane.
- Hero with Bad Publicity: He saves countless people, the entire city, and even the entire world many, many, many, times, but he will still not get the credit he deserves.
- In-Series Nickname: "Spidey", "Webhead", "webslinger" or "wall-crawler", "Your Friendly Neighberhood Spider-Man" or any combination thereof.
- I Shall Taunt You: The Master of the battle insult. Since he usually fights purely on instinct, he actually thinks about making insults rather than focusing on the battle. He has gotten wittier over the years, and so he's able to do it when he IS focusing on the battle. It's been mentioned he becomes like this whenever he puts his mask on.
- Likes Older Women: Thought Black Cat was hot. Probably still thinks so.
- Motor Mouth: Doesn't pause his mid-fight quipping to breathe.
- The Nicknamer: Much to the villains' annoyance.
- Talking Is a Free Action: And Spidey can keep it up all day.
- Unstoppable Rage: Any villain who manages to really piss him off will soon regret it.
- Upbringing Makes the Hero: Thanks to Uncle Ben and Aunt May.
- With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Pretty much the story of his life.
- You Fight Like a Cow: The master of this trope.
- General Ripper: Subverted. He certainly acts the part, but actually rather sane compared to most depictions of him in official Marvel media.
- HeelFace Turn: Betrayed HYDRA, joined up with the Green Goblin, got betrayed by him. Montmarte talked her into her HeelFace Turn.
- Put on a Bus: A giant flaming bird-shaped one at that.
Arthur StacyA Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service. Currently head of the Royal Gargoyle Defense Team, the London counterpart to the NYPD's Gargoyle Taskforce.
- Aloof Big Brother: Not really aloof, just British.
- Fangirl: Of Doctor Who. Despite his constant protests, she insists upon referring to Griff as the Doctor, his Skiff as the TARDIS, and to herself (and later Vinnie) as his companions.
- Guardian Entity: She sees the gargoyle species as a whole as this. The Order of the Guardian is meant to return the favor.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite the deaths of her uncle and cousin.
Iron Man/Anthony "Tony" StarkThe CEO of Stark Enterprises and a notorious playboy. After a near-death encounter with HYDRA, however, he resolves to clean up his act and do some good in the world... by becoming the superhero Iron Man.
- Arrogant Technology Guy
- My Tech is Superior to Yours: Most of his dialogue in fights tends toward this.
- The Atoner: Like his movie counterpart, Tony wants to make up for his past actions as a weapons manufacturer. However, his lack of people skills sometimes gets in the way.
- Honest Corporate Executive: Pretty much a minority of one (Ted Twaki of Tri-Corp hasn't made an appearance and Halcyon Renard is likely long dead).
- Old Shame: While it's pretty recent, he is already Demona's old shame.
Happy HoganThe man who "rescued" Tony Stark after his abduction, now his driver and "bodyguard."
J.A.R.V.I.S. 1.0A personality interface for Tony Stark's computer systems, patterned after the late Stark family butler, Edwin Jarvis.Child of Oberon known as Nought. Along with Dagger, he escaped and the two tried to become Vigilante Heroes, though with not a lot of luck.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Toward Dagger. Initially this wasn't helped by his pronounced stutter, and since the transformation there hasn't been a lot of time to talk romance.
- Casting a Shadow: His powers derive from a Darkness Elemental, after all.
- Horror Hunger: A side-effect of the transformation. Fortunately, staying near Dagger seems to alleviate the symptoms somewhat.
- Oblivious to Love: Has no idea Cloak has a crush on her, though he's certainly her closest (and at this point, probably only) friend.
- Thinks Like a Romance Novel: She outright admits this at one point, while swooning for the Tall, Dark, and Handsome Dr. Michael Morbius. Of course, given that shortly afterward Michael was turned from Foreign People Are Sexy into Our Vampires Are Different, it hasn't really come up again.
Professor Ho YinsenA scientist who helped Tony Stark develop the Iron Man armor while they were imprisoned together.
Stephen Strange, Jr.The son of the previous Sorcerer Supreme, currently using the title without fully understanding it and seeking a proper master from which to expand his magical skills.
- Alliterative Name: Even better than his father - he's Stepehen Strange the Second, Scion of the Sorceror Supreme.
- Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: The Eye of Agamotto is lost along with Strange Sr., so Junior managed to parlay a favor from the All-Father to acquire a replacement - the Eye of Odin from the Gargoyles video game.
- Collector of the Strange: Figuratively and literally
- Cool House: We haven't seen much of this version of the Sanctum Sanctorum yet, but come on...how could it not be awesome?
- Functional Magic: Subverted. Junior's got the raw talent and power, but not the training or skill quite yet. Eventually though, pretty much any magical trope is to be expected.
- Legacy Character: Both as the son of Stephen Strange and as the latest (supposed) Sorcerer Supreme.
- Pimped-Out Cape: The Cloak of Levitation, naturally.
- Parental Substitute: Wong may be this somewhat, similar to the typical depiction of Alfred Pennyworth and Bruce Wayne.
Colonel Nick FuryThe former director of SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division).
- Bald, Black Leader Guy: Like the Ultimate Marvel and Marvel Cinematic Universe versions, clearly modeled on Samuel L. Jackson.
- The Illuminati: A Thirty-One.
- Sealed Good in a Duel: His fate is something like this. Thanks to a Medusa Bomb, he and Baron Strucker are frozen in the throes of combat, possibly forever.
Agent Philip CoulsonAn agent of SHIELD, performing liaison work with other organizations.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: The man can dress well as he can kick ass when needed.
- Badass Normal: In a world with demigods, super-soldiers, and green rage-monsters, Coulson can definitely hold his own.
- Fan Boy: Of Captain America.
- Unfazed Everyman: As much as any secret agent possibly could be.
- You Are in Command Now: In charge of SHIELD after the loss of Nick Fury.
Marc SpectorA longtime member of the American Intelligence community, now looking to prove himself to S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Maria Hill.
The Daily Bugle
J. Jonah JamesonThe former publisher of the Daily Bugle, now the mayor of New York. He is shown to have a strong hatred towards Spider-Man.
- Bad Boss: He does care about his employees, but it's still Hell working for him.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's not one of the bad guys, in fact he's a good guy. But he's no friend to our heroes.
- Good Parents: He's a jerk, but he's a great dad too.
- Mean Boss: most of the time.
Joe RobertsonThe current publisher of the Daily Bugle.
Frederick Foswell/PatchA journalist at the Daily Bugle who reports on the city's seedy underbelly. He has an alter-ego named Patch.
Ned LeeA reporter who was believed to be the Hobgoblin.
- Killed Off for Real: Just ask Anubis.
Betty BrantA secretary at the Daily Bugle. Ned Lee's widow. Now she's involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Flash Thompson.
Other NYC Civilians
Terry ChungThe son of Ambassador Amanda Chung, a close friend to the New Olympians and to Sphinx, more than a friend.
- Interspecies Romance: A no-longer-secret one with Sphinx.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Impresses even New Olympus' greatest scientists when he jury-rigs the island's cloaking field into a Containment Field.
Travis MarshallA reporter for WVRN, and the anchorman for Nightwatch.
Dr. Jay SatoA physician who has begun working with the gargoyles.
- The Medic: Serves as the go-to man when medical work needs to be done for the Manhattan or Labyrinth Clans, as no other human doctor is sufficiently qualified to operate on gargoyles.
- Secret Keeper: No longer, and that revelation has cost him.
- Fantastic Racism: Has serious issues with her son's relationship with a New Olympian.
- Peace Conference: Her career field, in a nutshell.
Brendan QuartersMargot Yale's ex-husband.
- Fantastic Racism: Subverted. It's been pure fear for him and he's trying to get past it.
- Henpecked Ex-Husband
- Ungrateful Bastard: Subverted ever since the Xanatos Masque in the comics and brought up under oath in court.
- Why Would Anyone Take Her Back?: Brendan's obviously a bit depressed over his divorce and may even miss Margot in some way, but in-universe this had pretty much been the opinion of every commenter who's contacted him since the final split.
- Yuppie Couple: Trope Namer alongside Margot Yale.
Fiona Finella and Mary ThomasonTwo women from the Dark Ages, who now own WVRN.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: They've mastered the modern age pretty well at this point, though.
- Blind and the Beast: Non-romantic. He figured out Hudson was a gargoyle pretty easily and it didn't bother him at all.
- Disability Immunity: Being blind, mortal magic cannot directly affect him (this would also be true of any deaf characters).
Vinnie GrigoriAn ordinary joe who keeps running into the gargoyles, whether he wants to or not.
- The Chew Toy: Oh so very much for the so-called "stereotypical human schlub."
- Determinator: When needed.
- I Call Him "Mr. Carter": Vinnie's beloved banana cream pie firing bazooka with palm-print trigger...which he fired once and promptly threw away. It's thanks to that incident and his brief mention of it on the WVRN news that he got a job offer and moved to Japan.
- Unknown Rival: The Manhattan Clan still has no idea who this guy is.
- Anyone Can Die: The poster girl for this trope.
- Back from the Dead: Subversion. While Harry did indeed clone her in attempt to bring her back from the dead, the clone came to the conclusion that she herself is not Gwen Stacy and needed to find her own identity. Due to unstabilities in her genome structure, this clone has only 6 months to live.
- Death Glare: Or "The Look", which has the same effect.
- Distressed Damsel: Takes this trope to its logical conclusion...
Mary Jane WatsonA model and stage actress, she became Peter Parker's other best friend and finally his girlfriend.
- Action Girl: She may not be a superhero, but it's your funeral if you try to harm this chick.
- Catchphrase: "Face it, tiger — you just hit the jackpot."note
- Character Development: She decides to stay with Peter whilst he is grieving over Gwen's death.
- Cool Big Sis: Toward Gwen.
- Deadpan Snarker: She's every bit as good at snarking as Peter.
- Fun Personified: Though that's mostly a cover.
- Hello, Nurse!: The exact thing that Peter was not expecting when he opened the door to her for the first time. Hit the jackpot, he did indeed.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Macbeth.
- Literally Loving Thy Neighbor: With Peter (though if you want to be technical about it, it's more like "literally loving thy aunt's neighbor").
- Popular Is Dumb: Subverted. She may not be a Teen Genius but she has definitely better social intelligence than most characters.
- Sad Clown: "Nothing's ever wrong with Mary-Jane Watson!"
- Secret Keeper: Knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man from the very beginning.
- Stepford Smiler/Sad Clown: Put on the facade that she was happy when on the inside she was really upset with her childhood.
- The Watson: Incredibly Lame Pun aside, her questions about Peter's current superhero crisis can be a pretty handy device for readers.
- Black Best Friend: To Flash.
- The Stoic: In a friendly, laid-back sort of way.
- Happily Married: Was to Ben Parker.
- Shipper on Deck: Would love to see Peter and Mary Jane get together.
[[ Dr. Ashley Kafka]]A renowned psychiatrist and the head of Ravencroft Sanitarium.
- Embarrassing First Name: Eugene.
Daniel KingsleyRoderick Kingsley's submissive twin brother.
Sha Shan NguyenFlash Thompson's ex-girlfriend and Mary Jane's roommate.
Mayor Abigail WatersThe former mayor of New York.
- Killed Off for Real: At the hands of Erichthonius.
[[ Sharon Banks]]A public defender. She defended Flash Thompson when he was accused of being the Hobgoblin and she defended Goliath when he was put on trial.
- Spicy Latina: Is she ever.
St. John DevereauxBroadway star and director.
- Doing It for the Art: In particular, he makes it explicit that he welcomes auditions from gargoyles as well as humans; he just wants the most talented performers out there.
- Composite Character: Sort of. A nameless tabloid reporter from one episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man given the name of a rejected character from old Gargoyles development files, and said to be writing for the Daily Tattler - a tabloid mentioned a couple of times in Gargoyles canon.
- The Illuminati: Not Lester, but his boss Flint Kragmore. Lester remains blissfully unaware of this fact, making him an easy pawn to facilitate the controlled release of fantastic information in just the place almost no one will believe it.
- Tabloid Melodrama: The entirety of his job description.
Frances Louise BarrisonA patient at Ravencroft Sanitarium.
- Ax-Crazy: She's... not well.
Sarah WilliamsThe protagonist of Labyrinth, a human girl who years ago braved the Labyrinth in order to rescue her brother Toby.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Jareth, in spades.
- Catchphrase: "You have no power over me." Wears it like a badge of honor.
- Morality Pet: To Jareth in his darker moments.
Sarah Stacy/Fury the Goblin KnightA clone of Gwen Stacy created by Harry Osborn. With death imminent without periodic visits to Curt Connors, she has since chosen to create her own identity... and moved into the Labyrinth, and befriended Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. This does not work out, as she falls for Peter and he's more attracted to her than he wants to admit, as she reminds him of Gwen. This eventually blows up, as she resents everything about her existence, allowing for Nerissa to transform her into her second Knight of Conquest, Fury the Goblin Knight.
- Hidden Disdain Reveal: She was angry and hated everyone around her, everything about her life despite trying to make peace with it.
- The Resenter: She pretty much resents every aspect of her existence.
- Stalker with a Crush: Becomes this to Peter.
- Tragic Villain: She was created by Harry Osborn to replace Gwen, but he programmed her to be as close to Gwen as she could possibly be. She tried to be her own person, but couldn't escape Gwen's shadow, and Gwen's memories (at least what Harry programmed into her)... she developed feelings for Peter whose attraction to her was as a substitute Gwen. Her genetic code was flawed, death could hit her any time. She moved into the Labyrinth and try as she might, she hated it there. She resented Gwen for not being her, resented Mary Jane, and everything else about her life. Then along came Nerissa.
Preston VogelThe former aide-de-camp of Halcyon Renard, now serving in the same role for Alexander Fox Xanatos and Lexington.
New York City Organized Crime
L. Thompson Lincoln/Tombstone/The Big Man of CrimeNew York City's most powerful crime lord.
- Embarrassing First Name: The L stands for "Lonnie."
HammerheadA former lieutenant of the Big Man, Hammerhead struck out on his own and hopes to make a name of himself... as a pawn of HYDRA.
- Disco Dan: Hammerhead is a walking throwback to Al Capone-era gangsterism, from his accent to his vintage car.
- The Dragon: Was this to Tombstone once, thought he was this to Demona during the Gang War.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Hamster, although he doesn't seem to mind when Silver Sable calls him this. He didn't much like it when Gobby called him "Hammy."
- Not Quite Dead: Admit it, you thought Tombstone killed him right away, didn't you? You forgot two things - Tomby would have enjoyed making him REALLY suffer...and no one thought to ask Anubis about it.
Silvio "Silvermane" ManfrediA former crime lord, Silvermane is spending his life in prison.
- Embarrassing Nickname: "Relic," "Jurassic Jerk," just make fun of his age.
Blackie GaxtonA bookie and well connected figure in the world of organized crime.
- Arch-Enemy: To Elisa, or at least he once was.
- The Don: He wishes.
- The Starscream: He wants his empire back.
- Villain Decay: He was once considered one of New York City's biggest up and coming wiseguys. He became a caporegime at a very young age, and even had the guts to take on Xanatos. He lost everything when Elisa Maza and the gargoyles busted him, his gang was decimated in a turf war with Tomas Brod, and with the rise of the Big Man and the arrival of the supervillains, Tony's career ain't what it once was.
- Affably Evil: He's quite a gentleman.
- Benevolent Boss: He treats his Quarrymen very well.
- Evil Counterpart: To be precise, an evil human counterpart to the already evil Demona.
- Likes Older Women: Has married Margot Yale (who completed her divorce from Brendan after learning she was pregnant). She's ten years older than he is.
BanquoA mercenary employed by the Quarrymen.
- Shout-Out to Shakespeare: Named after Macbeth ally who was later betrayed and assassinated on his orders. His ghost famously returned to haunt Macbeth at a feast (or at least, Macbeth imagined it), and his surviving son joined forces with McDuff to bring Macbeth down.
Sarah BrowneA middle-aged mother of two, Sarah Browne joined the Quarrymen to protect her children from the gargoyles.
Lou and ChazTwo thugs who joined the Quarrymen.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She dated Harry for his money, but even she thought his parents were creepy and after breaking up, she visited him in the hospital... and felt bad when Gwen died.
- Jerkass: Most of the time.
- Popular Is Dumb: Averted. She seems to have found her niche as John Castaway's secretary.
MacbethAn immortal Scottish king, popularized (though not accurately) in Macbeth. These days he's a sometimes-enemy, sometimes-ally to the Manhattan Clan and King Arthur, though he's fallen more on the latter end in recent years.
- Anti-Villain: Both Type I and II.
- Death Seeker: Not as much now as a couple decades ago, but he still retains shades of it.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Mary Jane Watson
- Magic Knight: He's primarily a straight-forward fighter, but has been shown to be a capable sorcerer on several occasions.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: against Demona on occasion
- Worthy Opponent: One of the only humans who can match Goliath in hand-to-hand combat without genetic enhancements, Powered Armor or the like, but also an opponent who shares the gargoyle leader's old-school warrior values.
- The Beastmaster: Has the ability to control "baser creatures," including rats and bats. The latter even seems to apply (to a limited degree) to individuals mutated with bat DNA like Michael Morbius.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Based on Vlad's actions so far, vampires in the SpecGargVerse seem to operate under the same rules as Stoker's orignal novel with the exception of being burned by sunlight (though Vlad and the newly vamped Hyena have recently managed to circumvent this thanks to a pair of magical talismans provided by Calypso).
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: Has already demonstrated the ability to transform into wolf, bat and mist forms.
Robotic MosquitoesSmall probes designed to extract genetic material without being noticed.
- Running Gag: They get destroyed. A lot.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She has an as-of-yet unrevealed relationship to the Director and his mysterious employer, Monsieur Le Maire. But given that the Director calls her Cosette...
- Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: The sorcerer Prospero is implied to be THE John Dee, the man Shakespeare modeled Prospero after when he wrote The Tempest.
Street ThugsSome thugs on the streets of New York with a bad history of running into the Manhattan Clan.
- The Danza: The three named thugs - Keith, Jeff, and Pat - are named after the voice actors who portayed them.
Walter Hardy/The Cat BurglarA willing prisoner on Rikers Island, serving out his time for the murder of Ben Parker.
- Composite Character: Still Felicia's father, but now also the one who killed Ben Parker.
- Easily Forgiven: Completely and utterly averted.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Breaking those standards is what led to his arrest, conviction, and current need for penance.
Jason CanmoreThe eldest of the Canmore siblings, and the former leader of a band of Hunters. He abandoned the Hunt after his brother Jon accidentally paralyzed him, and later appeared as a character witness on behalf of Goliath during his trial.
- Amicable Exes: With Elisa, for the most part. There does still seem to be some pain involved on his part, though.
- The Atoner: For a lifetime spent hunting gargoyles.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He wants to be seen on an equivalent level as Manipulative Bastards like David Xanatos or Norman Osborn, but his competency leaves something to be desired.
- Only One Name: Averted here. Taro was the only name spoken aloud in the series; as it's one of the most common given names in Japan, an equally common family name was chosen to go along with it.
- Villain Team-Up: With Morgana, who has agreed to finance and purchase the subject of Taro's "Project Orochi"... just as long as he doesn't ask what she wants to use it for.
- Yakuza: Has connections with at least one Yakuza family, who provided him the capital to stay in business after his attempt at a Gargoyle Theme Park crashed and burned.
- His contact, Matsu'o Tsuruyaba, has outright told him that if he doesn't pay back that loan within a year, Taro's life will be forfeit. Most of Taro's actions are motivated by a fervent desire to avoid that fate.
Cybot Fleet, Property of Bushido ConceptsA fleet of robots created by Tinkerer to protect Taro's "Project Orochi" excavation site.
Raksha/Lacunae Rahdon/Mary Beth BishopAn eco-terrorist who was kicked out of Green Peace for being too extreme. She founded the People for Interspecies Triumph (PIT) to promote gargoyle prosperity and began carrying out terrorist attacks against the city's government and the Quarrymen, before allowing herself to be transformed into a gargoyle-human mutate. She planned to mutate humans the world over into gargoyle-mutates, starting with Elisa Maza (to help her mate with Goliath). Ultimately PIT was defeated and Raksha was killed by Demona.
- Animal Wrongs Group: PIT under her leadership.
- I'm a Humanitarian: After her mutation, she ate a human being. Killed him and ate him.
- Ms Fan Service: After becoming a gargoyle mutate, she stopped wearing clothes. Just stopped.
- Redemption Equals Death: While lying battered and broken on the rocks, she admitted she was an idiot, embraced her true human name, and begged for forgiveness.
Jade/Khulan BorjiginA wealthy woman who hails from China, and has stepped up to regroup and rebuild the People for Interspecies Triumph... changing their name to The Demon's Talon and offering them to Demona as her soldiers and cultists. She also now owns the Friends of Humanity, controlling both sides of the pro-gargoyle movement. But NOT the Order of the Guardian.
- Bad Boss: Has ordered members of the Talon to give up their lives, or body parts when they fail. Threw a servant in front of Demona to take a bullet for her.
- Bi the Way: Her True Companions are also her lovers.
- The Dragon: To Demona at present.
- I Am Not My Father: Her attitude toward her father, international terrorist the Mandarin.
- Meaningful Tattoo: A few actually. Two wings tattooed on her back, and ten rings at the small of her back.
- True Companions: Raza, Cecily and Miko, who have served her since they were all children.
Prince Dakkar/Captain NemoCaptain of the Nautilus II.
Martin LiA crimelord in China, with connections to terrorist group the Ten Rings.
Knights of Vengeance
Morgana le Fay/GlorianaThe half-sister to Arthur Pendragon, she vowed vengeance against Merlin after he helped Uther Pendragon kill Duke Gorlois of Cornwall and rape her mother, Igraine. In modern times she learned that she was actually Gloriana, the changeling daughter of Oberon and Titania, and was named by Queen Mab as her heir. Morgana has formed her own Knights of Vengeance and has slowly been amassing an army.
- Absolute Cleavage: She's got it, she flaunts it.
- Back from the Dead: Technically, she never died, but almost everyone in-universe thought Mab killed her.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She promised Igraine she would take care of Arthur, and she intends to do just that... by any means necessary.
- The Fair Folk: She's actually a Child of Oberon.
- The Illuminati: Formerly a Three, though she's renounced the position.
- Revenge by Proxy: Surprisingly averted. Morgana's burning hatred is focused solely on Merlin. She actively goes out of her way NOT to blame Arthur for his mentor's sins.
- Royal Blood: The biological daughter of Oberon and Titania.
- Take Over the World: Her ultimate goal, starting with Avalon.
- That Woman Is Dead: She only considers herself Morgana, daughter of Igraine and Gorlois and not Gloriana, daughter of Oberon and Titania.
- Villain Team-Up: She has allied with the Hobgoblin, Taro, and multiple morally ambiguous scientists, in addition to all those listed below.
SetebosA Child of Oberon, identified with both the god worshipped by Sycorax in The Tempest and the demon Mephistopheles of Faust.
- Deal with the Devil: His specialty.
Dr. Johann Georg FaustA scholar who made a deal with Setebos several centuries ago.
- Super-Speed Reading: A variant; from his Deal with the Devil, he gained the ability to read anything written down anywhere in the world.
Countess Erzsébet BáthoryA countess who bathed in the blood of virgins in life, she later willingly became a vampire in order to achieve eternal life.
- Blood Bath: She is the Trope Maker, after all.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Since the vampire DNA used to mutate Michael Morbius came from her, she considers herself to be Michael's mother "after a fashion." Michael vehemently disagrees.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Shares "rules" with Dracula, who is also the one who turned her in the first place.
- Virgin Sacrifice: All vampires acquire particular "tastes," apparently. This is hers.
Queen LaThe Queen of Opar, a lost city in Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan novels. She joined forces with Morgana with the promise of ruling Africa.
- Atlantis: Hinted to be Atlantean by birth. The sheer amount of Orichalcum located in both cities certainly supports this.
- Virgin Power: Although to Báthory's eternal consternation, she's off-limits as a meal.
- Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes actually made Spidey scream at him to shut up. Think about it.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Smiley.
- Evil Counterpart: Great power with zero responsibility. Looks like an evil Spider-Man.
- Genius Bruiser: Used to be a football star and was also Doctor Connors' lab assistant and a self-identified geek.
- Giggling Villain: He has a very creepy laugh as Venom.
- I Am Legion: "We are Venom!"
- If I Can't Have You...: The symbiote specifically.
- The Illuminati: Used to be a Thirty-Six; i.e. their lowest-tier member.
Todd "Tiger Shark" ArlissA former Olympic champion swimmer who willingly allowed himself to be mutated with Loch Ness Monster DNA in order to cure his damaged spine.
- A God Am I: Shades of it, an attitude he shares with regard to fellow superhumans.
- Attention Whore: Both the reason he became an Olympic-level athlete, and why we willingly turned supervillain when asked. He actually demands that a bystander "get his good side" when robbing a museum.
- Honor Among Thieves: By far the most eager and willing of the mutates produced for Morgana, as he's grateful for the power and the glory.
John Jameson/Colonel Jupiter/Man-WolfThe son of J. Jonah Jameson and a former astronaut, driven mad by his longing for alien spores that at one point gave him Super Strength. His desire to get back "the power" enabled Sevarius and Prospero to transform him into a werewolf-like creature.
- Transformation Trinket: A moon rock held by Prospero.
- The Alcoholic: Took the refusal of Dr. Warren to help him somewhat... badly. In hindsight, probably counts as Foreshadowing.
- Butt-Monkey: Perhaps the only person in the Universe with worse luck than Peter Parker.
- Deadpan Snarker: Since coming into Morgana's employ, nearly all of his dialogue has consisted of this.
- Despair Event Horizon: Reaching this is the reason he joined Morgana. He knows she's probably lying when she promises to "make it stop hurting," but the only alternative he can see is to give up all hope completely.
- Fanboy: Of Anton Sevarius, initially. Not so much now.
- Healthcare Motivation: The lack of funding for his research into a cure is what brought him to Sevarius in the first place.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Initially refers to Sevarius as his "guardian angel." This... changed.
- In the Blood: In a remarkably literal example, Michael suffers from β-thalassemia major - an ultimately fatal genetic blood disorder.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Has shades of one, mostly because he's had very little success with the legitimate academic establishment. He's nowhere near his mentor's level, though.
- And when he learns that not only himself, but several others were mutated by Sevarius without consent, he is furious. Not that it did any good at that point.
- Our Vampires Are Different: A hybrid of human, vampire bat, and actual vampire DNA. As a result he lacks many of the more "fantastic" powers of vampires, but he also lacks most of their weaknesses as well.
- Professor Guinea Pig: Played straight with his intention to test his thalassemia cure on himself. Subverted in that the real reason he was recruited by Sevarius has little to do with said cure.
- Starving Student: Was this pretty much perpetually, before coming to work in Sevarius' lab.
- Admiring the Abomination: You get the sense Taro really enjoyed seeing the totally-not-Mechaghidorah creation upon its big reveal.
The Redemption Squad
Hunter/Robyn CanmoreThe middle child of the modern-day Canmore siblings, and the former second-in-command of Jason's band of Hunters. After Jason's apparent death during the Hunt, she came to realize the pointlessness of the vendetta, and eventually made a full HeelFace Turn and became the leader of the Redemption Squad.
- The Atoner: For a lifetime of hunting gargoyles.
Dingo/Harry MonmouthA former mercenary, raised by professional thief and Illuminatus John Oldcastle from youth. After years as a mercenary, including as an inaugural member of The Pack, he tried his hand at becoming an old-fashioned Superhero. When his criminal past came flying back to him in the form of Hunter, however, he saw little choice but to join the Redemption Squad.
- Awesome Aussie: And damn proud of it, mates!
- The Atoner: For his time as a mercenary, particularly as a member of the Pack.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Hunter.
- Weapon of Choice: He's pretty versatile, using everything from guns to bolos with incredible proficiency. But as the resident Awesome Aussie, is there really anything more appropriate than a good ol' Battle Boomerang?
MatrixA Xanatos Enterprises nano-tech project that developed into a full-blown Artificial Intelligence. While it was initially created to "pursue order," and judged that it needed to spread itself across the planet Earth in order to do so, Dingo was able to convince it to stop and join forces with him.
- Achilles' Heel: While it's one of the most powerful non-magical entities around, it can be disabled completely with an EMP.
- Catchphrase: "Law and order." Dingo only stopped it initially because his request to pursue "law and order" instead convinced Matrix that its programming parameters were incomplete. As such the AI pursues a greater understanding of the phrase with just as much vigor.
- No Sense of Humor: Comes with the territory of a mechanical mind. It does appreciate "musical rhythms," however.
- The Symbiote: When joining with Dingo in battle, Matrix acts something like this.
YamaFormerly the Second-in-Command of the Ishimura Clan, he was banished after betraying the Clan by enacting a secret plan with Taro. He will be allowed back only when he has determined he's earned redemption... and unfortunately, there is no harsher judge of Yama's actions than Yama himself.
- The Atoner: For betraying his Clan to Taro, as he initially believed that Taro's Gargoyles Theme Park was the best way to take initiative toward the inevitable reveal of the Ishimura Clan to the public.
- Honor Before Reason: Shades of this, especially in his lapsed relationship with his mate Sora; she offered to join him in exile, but he refused to return to her until he found redemption.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His preferred Weapon of Choice.
- Ronin: Has explicitly referred to himself as this.
- Jerkass: The vast majority of the time.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: This shows up, however, when the subject turns to his old friend Flint Marko. The fact that they still haven't been able to separate "Mud-Thing" frustrates the hell out of Fang.
- Shock and Awe: Has the ability to fire bolts of electricity from his hands.
Sandman/Flint MarkoA small-time crook transformed into a mass of living sand by an OsCorp experiment. While initially an active supervillain, in it "for the big score," his unwillingness to hurt people led him on the road to something resembling a HeelFace Turn.
- Anti-Villain: Type I. He's greedy for money, but isn't out to hurt people unless it's in self defense.
- The Atoner: Joined the Redemption Squad shortly after the Gang War Arc.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: And a damn powerful one.
- Fusion Dance: An accidental one with Hydro-Man, merging them both into the entirely unwanted form of "Mud-Thing." Months later, no solution has been found to separate them.
- Noble Demon: As a supervillain. His focus was entirely on getting rich through theft, not on Revenge (which he thinks is "for chumps") or killing people.
Silver Sable/Sable ManfrediDaughter of notorious Mafia crimelord Silvio Manfredi, and enforcer for his operations for a time. She's since quit the supervillain game, and subsequently been drafted into the Redemption Squad.
- Composite Character: During the Hobgoblin arc, she filled a similar role that the Rose filled in the comic book version.
- Mafia Princess: While growing up, at least.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension / Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Hammerhead. Has since been resolved, as she drew the line at knowingly working for HYDRA.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She seemed like quite the Ice Queen for a long time, but she was hiding her own insecurities and anger, and when Demona nearly destroyed humanity and she got arrested, she realized her errors. And while she appears to be all business to the Redemption Squad, she shows emotion when alone.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: To Norman Osborn and impressed Dominique Destine enough to keep her around when Nightstone Unlimited bought OsCorp. Now she's the Director's liaison to to the Redemption Squad.
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Married to the Job: She has no friends or social life because it would distract from her job, and the only thing she wishes she could do better is her job. She paid for this attitude.
- Rich Bitch: Osborn must have paid her well, she's earned it. Dominique Destine promoted her to CEO. And now, the Director paid her by not sending her to prison.
- Sexy Secretary: Well, Sexy Executive Vice President & Director of Corporate Security to OsCorp, Nightstone Unlimited, and now the Redemption Squad.
The DirectorA mysterious civil servant to whom the Redemption Squad reports.
- The Man Behind the Man: The Man behind the Redemption Squad.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Thanks to a lot of convenient shadowing, this is about all we know for sure about the guy.
King Arthur Pendragon
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: Excalibur.
- The Captain of the Knights and New Camelot
- The Chosen One: It was said he would awaken when his country needed him.
- Hurting Hero: He still misses Guinevere and regrets the fall of the original Camelot.
- Lawful Stupid: In his original reign, he was so determined to bring about this new Rule of Law idea that he let himself be used by evil people in the guise of upholding the law.
- The Leader: Noted for his leadership skills several times.
- Offing the Offspring: He did kill Mordred.
- One Steve Limit: Averted. The Spectacular Gargoyles has THREE Arthur's. Pendragon, Stacy, and Morwood-Smyth.
- Old Shame: The May Day Decree.
- Black and White Morality: Griff sees the world as very black and white. Often comparing Demona to Hitler
- Ideal Hero certified by the Green Knight.
- Knight in Shining Armor without the Armor. Even saved Damsel in Distress Gwen Stacy during the Gang War. And that other Spidey Damsel: J Jonah Jameson.
- Weapon of Choice: The Lightning Gun he appropriated from Banquo in the episode "Pendragon"
MerlinThe son of Lord Oberon by a human woman, Merlin has since become one of the greatest wizards in recorded history.
- Parental Substitute: To Arthur.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Bound by Nimue; released by Arthur, Fleur, and Griff.
- The High Queen: Was once the queen of Carbonek.
- The Illuminati: Formerly a Three.
- Psycho Ex-wife Averted, Fleur left Peredur because of the corruption of the Illuminati.
- Weapon of Choice: A crossbow and a particle beam gun.
- Wrong Side All Along: How she views her time in the Illuminati.
William StacyA soldier from Colonial Era America, who betrayed The Illuminati in order to aid the Knights.
- Historical-Domain Character: From the time of The American Revolution, still alive due to...
- The Illuminati: ...formerly being a Twenty-Eight.
- Mission Control: Frequently his role while the other Knights go out into the field.
Rory Dugan/Cú ChulainnThe Reincarnation of the Irish hero Cú Chulainn.
- Hulking Out: His Warp-Spasms, which temporarily transform him into a monstrous, uncontrollable rage-beast.
- Disappeared Dad: Unfortunately, is now this to his infant children Carlos and Diane Maza.
- Flat Earth Agnostic: It's not that Natsilane doesn't believe in the supernatural; he learned his lesson in that regard in the show. But he has a great deal of difficulty wrapping his head around the All Things are True rule of the Gargoyles Universe, and has expressed surprise and annoyance each time the Knights encounter a new myth-come-true; such as Dracula, Atlantis, and Shangri-la, just to name a few.
- Heterosexual Life-Partner: To Rory.
- Killed Off for Real: Crushed by rubble saving the world from Demona, alongside his wife.
Beth MazaSister of Elisa Maza, and an anthropological scholar. After joining the Knights she married Natsilane and had twins with him, but died in the line of duty to save the human race.
- Killed Off for Real: Crushed by rubble saving the world from Demona, alongside her husband.
- Missing Mom: Unfortunately, is now this to her infant children Carlos and Diane Maza.
- Simple Staff: Her preferred Weapon of Choice.
- The Atoner: For subjecting Tea to the curse. They've forgiven each other, but neither has forgiven themselves.
- Our Were-Panthers are Different
- The Atoner: For her years spent as a poacher, hunting Fara and killing hundreds of innocent panthers in the process. They've forgiven each other, but neither has forgiven themselves.
- Our Were-Panthers are Different
Prince NamorThe proud prince of Atlantis, who joined the Knights after HYDRA attacked the lost city in order to fight them.
- Composite Character: This version of the Sub-Mariner has been re-imagined as the son of Queen Kidagakash and Milo Thatch.
- Jerkass: Whether or not there's a heart of gold buried under there remains to be seen.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: In stark contrast to his father, a scholar by nature.
- Purple Is Powerful: He must believe this, since his costume isn't exactly made for stealth.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's hard to tell if his relationship with Black Widow is this or Platonic Life-Partners.
Black Widow/Natasha RomanovHawkeye's former partner and an elite operative for SHIELD. Also, a Double Agent for HYDRA. And as it turns out... a Triple Agent for Nick Fury. She is now a knight of New Camelot.
- Anti-Hero: Although her betrayal was simply a ploy to infiltrate HYDRA, the morality of her action was muddied by framing Hawkeye for treason.
- Chest Insignia: Not exactly a "chest" insignia, but the red hourglass symbol on her belt functions as such.
- Child Soldier: Started working as a spy from a very young age.
- Cunning Linguist: Fluent in English, Russian, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Latin, and various other languages
- Famous-Named Foreigner: Romanoff?
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: Her "Widow's Bite" gauntlets
- Professional Killer: In her past.
- Real Life Superpowers: One of the best examples in comics. Her beauty, intelligence, and fighting skills are legendary.
- Reverse Mole: For Nick Fury specifically, rather than SHIELD as a whole.
- The Stoic: Has a generally dour, serious demeanour.
- Superheroine Packing Heat: Has a pair of handguns on her, but she uses her hand-to-hand combat skills more often.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's hard to tell if her relationship with Hawkeye is this or Platonic Life-Partners. Not to mention she reminds King Arthur of Guinevere.
Dr. Joshua SweetOriginally seen in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, decades ago he was part of Milo's team which secretly discovered the lost city of Atlantis. Currently serving as a doctor at New Camelot.
- Canon Immigrant: Like his friends Kida and Milo, transplanted from Atlantis: The Lost Empire due to the unproduced Team Atlantis Crossover episode "The Lost."
- The Medic: Serves this role for the denizens of New Camelot.
- Older Than They Look: Considering he should be somewhere in his hundreds... this is probably a safe bet. The wonders of Orichalcum crystals.
BerghestAn Irish gargoyle beast from the past, currently residing in New Camelot thanks to the intervention of the Phoenix.
- Canine Companion: To Rory.
- Time Travel: Why she's here now, despite the Irish Clan being extinct for some time.
The Soul of Sir Tristram of LyonessThe soul of one of Arthur's original Knights, summoned to his aid in Xibalba along with the most of the original Round Table.
Oberon's ChildrenAlso known as the Third Race, and which is almost entirely composed of the deities from the various polytheistic pantheons.
Lord OberonThe all-powerful and rather arrogant Lord of the Third Race, likewise taken from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream."
- 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.
- Evil Redhead: Well, "evil" is debatable, but Antagonistic Redhead, at least.
- 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 separation, while Oberon stayed more or less the same.
MardukFormer King of the Annunakai and patron deity of Babylon.
- Friendly Rivalry: Had one with Horus about who's ancient civilization was better.
- Killed Off for Real: Slain by Kingu
IshtarGoddess of Love and War.
- Black Widow: Her paramours aren't known for their long life-expectancy.
MuhuuSacred Beast of Marduk, guardian of the Ishtar Gate and watchdog of the gods.
- Team Pet: To the Annunaki
Nabu the WiseBabylonian god of wisdom, son of Marduk and keeper of the Tablets of Destiny.
- Shout-Out: To Young Justice's Dr. Fate.
The Jade Emperor of HeavenThe Peace Absolving, Central August Spirit Exalted, Ancient Buddha, Most Pious and Honorable, His Highness the Jade-Emperor, Xuanling High Sovereign. In short, he's in charge of The Celestial Bureaucracy.
[[ Sun Wukong, the Monkey King]]Master of the 72 transformations, wielder of the iron cudgel, and one handsome guy.
The Lamp DjinnA wish granting Djiinn bound to an iron lamp.
- "Arabian Nights" Days: And if this isn't the very same djinni of the lamp from Aladdin, it's at least a reference.
- Literal Genie: Is pretty dang random when it comes to interpreting it's master's wishes.
The Slave of the RingA Djinn bound to an iron ring, currently in the possession of the Mandarin
- Villain Teleportation: Not being anywhere as powerful as the Lamp Djinn, this is about all the Ring Djinn is good for.
Ah PukuhGod of Violent and Unnatural Death and current ruler of the Mayan Pantheon
- Mayincatec: Justified and played with - Ah Pukuh is referred to by several other people with equivalent names from other Mesoamerican mythologies (including Ah Puch and Mictlantecuhtli).
The Lords of the Mayan UnderworldRulers of Xiabalba, the Mayan underworld.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: One-Death, Seven-Death, Scab-Stripper, Blood-Gatherer, Jaundice, and Pus-Demon
HorusSun God, Son of Osirus and Co-Vassal of the Egyptian pantheon (Netjer) along with Set.
- Large Ham: HORUS THE AVENGER SPEAKS IN ALL-CAPS FOR THE GLORY OF EGYPT!!!
- Chaos Is Evil: Openly professes this as a proper descriptor of himself, though in practice his actions are more mixed than that. Still, he's got a rep to protect.
- Screw the Rules, I Have the Crook of Ra!
- Token Evil Teammate: During the Mab arc. And following it... now Token Evil Co-Vassal.
AnubisThe Egyptian God of Death.
- Grim Reaper: Of a much more malevolent variety.
SobekThe Crocodile God and son of Set.
KhonsuGod of Time and The Moon
- Anthropomorphic Personification: The Egyptian equivalent of Father Time.
- Rank Up: Recently-appointed Vassal for the Olympians after the deaths of her father and uncle.
- Physical God: Specifically, Erebus of Greek Mythology and one of the oldest of the Third Race.
- The Voiceless: "...."
- Killed Off for Real: In the Second Mab War, amongst many others.
Bres the BeautifulCurrent High King of the Sidhe (Celtic pantheon) and vassal of Oberon. Seems to have taken an interest in Rory.
- Viewers Are Geniuses: Unless you're fairly familiar with Irish Mythology, you've probably never heard of this guy.
- I Have Many Names: In addition the Banshee and Crom Cruach, Molly is also the Morrigan of ancient Irish Mythology.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: Especially now that she's been ungagged.
BrigidCeltic Goddess of Fire and Inspiration. Also the daughter of the Dagda and estranged wife to Bres.
The DagdaLate High King of the Sidhe and vassal of Oberon.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Seemed to be taking Rory under his wing, then got killed off by Demona's Iron Plague
Aillén mac Midgna/The Goblin of TaraBard to Prince Bres
The Weird SistersThree 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.
- Evil Is Petty: Well they're not evil per-se, but they can hold a grudge.
- 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 relatively nice one), symbolizing Grace, Luna has Mystical White Hair and is the most detached, symbolizing Fate, and Seline 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.
- Hive Mind: They're less three separate beings and more one being with three distinct aspects.
- Theme Naming: All three of their names are those of moon goddesses.
- Wild Card: Any time the Sisters appear, all bets are off as to whether they'll be good guys, bad guys, or observers.
- Women In White
PeleA Polynesian deity of volcanoes, fire, winds, and thunder. One of Oberon's vassals, she was captured by Prospero and auctioned off to Nerissa, who used her ample power to restore her connection to the classical elements.
- Playing with Fire: The most extreme form of this trope - she is a goddess of volcanoes.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: Inside Nerissa's seal, specifically.
JarethThe Goblin King of Labyrinth, revealed here to be half-brother to Lord Oberon. They share a father (The Erl-King), whereas his mother is stated to be Jadis, the White Witch of Charn.
- Daddy Issues: Betrayed Oberon because the Erlking promised to make him his heir, an offer he never got from Oberon.
- Dysfunctional Family: Oberon is his half-brother in this continuity. Mab is his very Wicked Stepmother. Oberon gave him the Labyrinth as a gift, and considered it an honor. Jareth didn't want it, though later he changes his mind.
- The Fair Folk: Capable of generosity, especially when it comes to Sarah... but simultaneously capricious, somewhat petty, and entirely unknowable.
- Living Labyrinth: It's stated that the maze is some kind of parasite that latches onto its controller.
- Big Eater: Like African Elephant big.
Lady of the Lake
[[ The Green Knight
How Fear Came
Children of Mab
Queen MabThe ruler of the Third Race long ago, and the reason why almost none of them have any interest in deposing Lord Oberon. Mother to Oberon, Maleficent, and numerous others, Mab was a God of Evil extraordinaire whose reign over Earth was about the worst thing to ever happen to it.
Sealed by her son with help from Merlin and a time-traveling Brooklyn, she was foolishly released by Demona and Morgana le Fay in an attempt to fulfill their own agenda; Mab quickly taught them that Evil Is Not a Toy. Releasing all the "Children of Mab" still loyal to her, Mab reformed the Unseelie Court and seized back control of Avalon. Only by the combined efforts of virtually every character on Earth was her army defeated, and the Mad God slain once and for all.
- Big Bad: Universally regarded as the most insanely evil and and powerful being to ever walk the Earth. It took the combined might of the Manhattan, Avalon, and London Clans, King Arthur's followers, The Redemption Squad, plus most of the surviving Third Race to put her down for good. Basically, she's the closest equivalent the SpecGargVerse has to Morgoth.
- Dream Weaver: She wasn't called the Nightmare Queen for nothing.
- Fight Off the Kryptonite: While she shared the Third Race's natural weakness to iron, she was so obscenely powerful that only all the molten iron in the Earth's core was enough to do more than slow her down.
- Killed Off for Real: Impaled with the Spear of Destiny by Goliath, and her soul was promptly devoured by Ammut. But, as Morgoth did in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Mab left quite the legacy.
- Large Ham: Unfortunately, she could definitely back up all the over-the-top Evil Laughter. In spades.
- Mad God: The maddest.
- Make My Monster Grow: In the final battle, she grows from about six inches in height to twelve-feet.
- Order Versus Chaos: Oberon vs. Mab, in a nutshell.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Her preferred form is only about six inches tall.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: She was imprisoned in the Earth's iron core.
- Take Up My Sword: Her post-mortem message to her granddaughter, Morgana le Fay, amounted to this.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Her general response to failure on the part of her followers was to turn the offender into something harmless and humiliating.
ApophisAn enormous serpent from Egyptian Mythology, with a fervent desire to consume the sun - or, at minimum, a few Sun Gods.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Inferred, as his stated life's ambition is to eat the sun.
Balor of the Evil EyeKing of the Fomorians, a race of giants in Irish Mythology, and a sworn enemy of the Dagda.
- Baleful Polymorph: Turned into a wine pouch by Mab for his failures and died when he was drunk by Sekhmet.
- Killed Off for Real: See above.
Cethlenn of the Crooked TeethFomorian prophetess and widow of Balor of the Evil Eye.
- Fan Disservice: Wears a skimpy shift. Looks like this.◊
- The Remnant: One of the few remaining Mab loyalists still among the living.
- Beat Still, My Heart: Given how obsessed he was with the sacrifice of human hearts, that this was his final fate is quite the Death by Irony.
- Killed Off for Real: Had his heart carved out with iron weapons by Raven, Coyote, and Natsilane. Ouch.
- All Girls Want Enormous Evil Serpents: Given all her flirting with both Apophis and Nidhoggr, this was certainly her type.
- Anything That Moves: ...Not that she had a problem with this, either.
- Killed Off for Real: The first to go, at the hands of Marduk.
TyphonThe Father of All Monsters and archenemy to the Greek Gods, Zeus in particular.
- Never Found the Body: The one member of the Unseelie Court who managed to escape capture and/or death. So far, he hasn't turned up again.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The only one of Mab's army who was truly upset by the loss of his comrades, especially when Griff and the Green Knight finished off the Elf Knight, his own personal Dragon.
- Hellhounds: When he doesn't just kill them, he sometimes turns mortal children into these.
- Hot Consort: At least, Mab seemed to think so.
- Luke, You Are My Father: Says this to Hermes. Though, as with most things in Mab's Big, Screwed-Up Family, this should probably be taken with a grain of salt.
- The Wild Hunt: Has the power to compel mortals to partake in this.
KinguA god in Mesopotamian Mythology, and the son of Tiamat.
- Avenging the Villain: After Marduk killed his mother, Kingu vowed - and achieved - revenge on the God of the City.
- Because Destiny Says So: As he wields the Tablets of Destiny, he believes these forces to be on his side. It is not until after his death that Kingu realizes his destiny was to fail.
- Killed Off for Real: Like mother, like son.
CronusThe King of the Titans in Greek Mythology, and father to many of the Olympians.
- The Grim Reaper: Identified with elements of this, being a harvest deity who wields a Sinister Scythe.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Consumed his sons Zeus and Poseidon, killing them. Eating Poseidon was probably a bad idea.
- Killed Off for Real: See above.
The Elf KnightA lecherous spirit from the European ballad "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight." Also identified with the character Bluebeard.
- The Bluebeard: In-universe, he would be the Trope Maker. Known for his taste for luring mortal women into his bed, and to their doom shortly thereafter.
- The Dragon: To the Erlking, who was The Dragon to Mab. That's right, the Dragon had a Dragon.
- Killed Off for Real: By the Green Knight, King Arthur, and Sir Griff. Being run through by Excalibur has got to hurt.
Aurgelmir/YmirA primeval and horrific being from Norse Mythology, supposedly killed by Odin long ago.
- An Ice Person: While his profile picture suggests this, it's rather too limiting a description to apply to a creature like Ymir.
- Killed Off for Real: Swallowed up by Matrix, of all things. As nanotechnology had never been used against a Child of Mab before, Ymir had no way of summoning up a countermeasure.
SurtA giant from the fiery realm of Múspell, whose coming is foretold to be a major component of Ragnarok.
- Playing with Fire: In the same way a hurricane can be described as playing with air.
- Killed Off for Real: Swallowed up by Matrix, of all things. As nanotechnology had never been used against a Child of Mab before, Surt had no way of summoning up a countermeasure.
NidhoggrA massive dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil.Sleeping Beauty, revealed here to be a sister of Lord Oberon.
- Back from the Dead: Was apparently killed by Tintar and Susan, only to be resurrected thanks to the magicks of Doctor Facilier.
- The Fair Folk: One of the most actively malevolent (if the name wasn't a clue).
Humans Met on the World Tour
Eoin DuganFather to Rory Dugan, and the main inspiration for his son to become an international hero.
- Only One Name: Averted here by giving "Mr. Dugan" a first name.
- Papa Wolf: He may not have any superpowers, but when Rory is threatened he tries to hold off the Banshee and an evil Celtic god with an iron poker.
Erik and Gunther Sturluson
- Adaptation Expansion: In Gargoyles canon, Erik and Gunther are essentially blank slates. Their player(s) have taken advantage of this to give them rather... interesting characterizations.
Lydia Duane & Arthur Morwood-Smyth
- Friend on the Force: To the Ishimuran Clan.
- Only One Name: Averted here. No family name was stated in the series, so an Alliterative Name was chosen, likely as a Shout-Out to the tendency of a certain contributor to Marvel Comics for doing the same.
London Street ThugsSome thugs on the streets of London with a bad history of running into the London Clan. Believing anti-gargoyle propaganda from the Quarrymen and others, they once broke into Knight's Spur and murdered Falcor.
- Politically Incorrect Villains: Strong xenophobes who want to "keep England pure."
Max LoewA descendant of Rabbi Loew, the man who created the Golem of Prague. Having awakened the Golem in the modern day, he attempts to guide it on the path of justice and mercy.
- The Conscience: To the Golem.
- Kid with the Leash: Has also shown shades of this, as the Golem has grown progressively harder to control.
The New Olympians
- Da Chief: Former head of the New Olympian Security Force
- Fantastic Racism: A victim of it due to the relationship being exposed.
- Interspecies Romance: A no-longer-secret one with Terry Chung.
- Spin-Offspring: Of a sort - he's one of the sons of Boreas (Xetes is the other) and never appeared in the original episode.
- Good Wings, Evil Wings: One brother is depicted with white wings, the other black. It remains to be seen if this trope will be subverted, inverted, or just flat-out ignored.
- Fauns and Satyrs: Subverted. They know the difference and even explain it.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Jove's faction of New Olympus because he honestly believes that the world needs New Olympian leadership.
- Nature Spirit: A naiad (freshwater nymph).
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Just a Senator trying to adequately address the concerns of her constituency.
- Fantastic Racism: She doesn't like humans.
ErichthoniusThe former second-in-command of the Mount Thanatos Clan, he was seduced by Demona and eventually became her third mate.
- Killed Off for Real: And, after everything he'd done, you still almost felt bad for him.
- Persona Non Grata: The former Second of the New Olympian Clan, now banished from that island.
- Unholy Matrimony: He wanted Demona to love him, and all he had to do was allow his former home and Clan to be attacked by HYDRA for it to happen. An atrocity he could have prevented with a two-minute phone call.
- Villainous Crush: Inverted. He allied with Demona, and became her new mate.
- Weapon of Choice: The Heqat Staff. A traditional weapon among the New Olympian Clan.
Ammut of Mt. ThanatosShe's one of two gargoyle beast breeds found on Mt. Thanatos. The Ammut breed guards the temple entrance to the mountain. They are also popular pets with the younger gargoyles.
Sha of Mt. ThanatosThe Sha are bred for two specific purposes. To guard the rookery, and to guard the Mt. Thanatos vault.
AtlantisThe depiction from Atlantis: The Lost Empire has been made applicable thanks to the unproduced Team Atlantis Crossover episode "The Lost." The overall "canon" of the movie and its spinoff is applicable in Broad Strokes.
Queen KidagakashOriginally seen in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, she is the Queen of the lost city of Atlantis.
- Canon Immigrant: In a more literal sense thanks to the aforementioned crossover episode.
- Really 700 Years Old: More like around 8,500 if her husband's calculations are correct. The wonders of Orichalcum crystals.
Milo ThatchOriginally seen in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, he is husband to Queen Kidagakash (or as he calls her, Kida).
- Canon Immigrant: See his wife.
- Older Than They Look: Considering he should be somewhere in his hundreds... this is probably a safe bet. The wonders of Orichalcum crystals.
- Adaptation Distillation: As with Dorma, a Marvel Atlantean has been reimagined as one from Disney's film.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Even more so than Namor.
- Adaptation Distillation: As with Attuma, a Marvel Atlantean has been reimagined as one from Disney's film.
- Kissing Cousins: She has an attraction to Namor whom she is related to through his mother.
Was later featured in The Spectacular Omniverse.
- Because Destiny Says So: Literally.
- Cosmic Keystone: Single-handedly serves as this for the entire Spectacular Gargoyles Universe. It is one of the few entities powerful enough to deny the man in white and other threats from the greater Spectacular Omniverse from entering the world it guards.
- Living MacGuffin: In a sense. See above.
- Non-Linear Character: It has spoken the same speech - a Badass Boast incorporating its many, many names - to a number of individuals. But while they may experience the speech years or decades apart, from the Spirit's perspective it is speaking to them simultaneously.
The Holy GrailA simple wooden cup connected both to the Christian tradition and to the Arthurian lore.
- Forgiveness: As the Stone is said to be inhabited by the Spirit of Destiny, the Grail is said to house the Spirit of Mercy.
- Living MacGuffin: The Grail and the Stone are alike to each other in this way, and unlike anything else in the world they inhabit. What exactly they are is a question unlikely to ever be answered in full.
The PhoenixAn entity resembling a massive firebird, which conducts an endless Stable Time Loop across all of history - occasionally taking others along for the ride.
- Berserk Button: Go ahead. Say something to the giant blazing firebird about changing history, or any other method of Time Travel that doesn't result in a Stable Time Loop. I dare ya.
- Stable Time Loop: It's the only type of Time Travel that works in the Spectacular Gargoyles Universe, and this is why.
- Golem: The original model.
- Perpetual-Motion Monster: Or at least it could become one without a moral guide like Max Loew.
Will-o'-the-WispsThe most basic form of magical life. Prospero uses these sprites as experimental subjects.
- Evolutionary Levels: Considered by Prospero to be a likely evolutionary ancestor to the modern Third Race.
The Guardians of Kandrakar AKA W.I.T.C.H.:
Will Vandom:The Quintessence Guardian. She holds the Heart of Kandrakar, which gives the other girls the power to transform into their guardian forms.
- Friend to All Living Things: Her powers give her a strong connection to animals.
- Technopath: And appliances.
Taranee Cook:The Fire Guardian, Taranee's hobbies include dancing, math, and photography. She later starts liking Nigel, a former delinquent.
- Black Best Friend: To Will, in particular.
- Overprotective Mom: Has one.
- Telepathy: One of her powers... and the reason why the Guardians don't need telephones to talk between them.
Cornelia Hale:The Earth Guardian, Cornelia is from a wealthy family and is easily one of the most popular girls at school.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Has one in the form of Lillian.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: She uses her "powers" for good, and not just her earth ones...
- Rapunzel Hair: She has long blond hair in human form, but it grows out so that it almost reaches the floor in Guardian form.
Hay Lin:The Air Guardian, Hay Lin is a bit of an airhead. She enjoys art and comic books. Her family manages the Silver Dragon restaurant.
- Asian Airhead: Subverted. Someone had to say it.
- Catchphrase: "Yap!", "Spacious!", "Out of this world"
- Full-Name Basis: Lin is actually her family name.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Usually he's not much use in a fight, but he's surprisingly resourceful when he needs to be, and on occasion even gets a genuine badass moment."Blunk not scavenger — Blunk warrior!"
- The Nicknamer: Irma is "Funny Girl", Taranee is "Brainy Girl", Cornelia is "Blondie Girl", Hay Lin is "Smiley Girl", and Caleb is usually referred to as "Best Friend Caleb".
- Our Goblins Are Different: They are called Passlings, and they travel through the dimensions looking for goods to sell.
- The Pig Pen: Has traces of this; he hates taking baths and is never happier than when collecting garbage.
- Small, Annoying Creature: The only one who doesn't find him annoying seems to be Hay Lin.
- Team Pet: Kind of.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this dynamic with Caleb for a while (type 1), but Caleb warms to him over the course of the series.
- Fish out of Water: Has trouble adjusting to Earth in both formats, though he gets better.
- Rebel Leader: Practically his nickname by the girls.
Matt Olsen:Will's boyfriend, as well as a would-be musician.
- Idol Singer: Has his own music band.
Nerissa:The former Quintessence Guardian. She attempts to rule the world by defeating Phobos and the Guardians.
- Anti-Villain: Subverted; much like Demona, she likes to think she's a Type III, but the other characters aren't buying it.
- Bi the Way: Was lovers with Julian and Cassidy.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: She is Caleb's mother.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wants to create a peaceful and ordered universe - and because she's a megalomaniac, she sees conquering the whole thing as the best way to do this.
Prince PhobosThe evil prince of Meridian.
- Evil Overlord: What he used to be.
- Sorcerous Overlord: He's not as powerful as Elyon, but all Meridian royalty are implied to have very potent magical powers, and he's still stronger than all the season 1 Guardians combined.
- Kick the Dog: Let's just say the he does this a lot.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does this to Nerissa and Miranda.
- Meaningful Name: His name means fear and is also the name of the Greek god of fear.
- Obviously Evil: While not quite a full on Card-Carrying Villain, he's pretty close, never attempting to disguise his regime as anything but the oppresive dictatorship it is unless Elyon's around.
[[ Thomeheb]]An Alternate Universe counterpart to Thailog, who immediately joined The Illuminati and founded the corporation Gateway Dynamics upon settling into the Spectacular Gargoyles Universe.
- Alternate Universe: Thomeheb, thanks to his Gateway, has just been utilizing every possible trope related to this. Also implied that he's not from the Universe you think he is.
- Manipulative Bastard: The way he sweet talked the Animorphs in order to steal their technology and imprison them in order to try and extract the morphing ability from them. They were attempting to play him too, but he was better at it.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His collaboration with Demona, as bad as its intended results were, very nearly got Universe-2196169498 devoured by the man in white. He remains unaware of just how close they came to total annihilation.
Sandra DumontThomeheb's personal assistant, mutated with gargoyle DNA.
- Animal Wrongs Group: A former member of PIT, though she had the sense to get out of dodge before things went bottom-up for their erstwhile leader.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Human, but with clear gargoyle features, due to the infusion of their DNA.
- Sexy Secretary: If you're into that sort of thing. And Thomeheb definitely is.
Donald MenkenExecutive Vice-President for Gateway Dynamics, serving as Thomeheb's public face.
- The Stoic: "I have no response to that" is almost a Catchphrase of his, due to how often he has to deploy it to protect his boss.
- Unfazed Everyman: He'd have to be, to work for Norman Osborn and then Thomeheb without batting an eye.
Axel AsherA security guard working for Gateway Dynamics, with a strong connection even he does not yet understand to the wider Omniverse.
- Reverse Mole: After learning that his boss planned to Kill All Humans in the Omniverse, he offered to become this for New Camelot. They accepted, if cautiously.
Trans-Universal GatewayA device used by Gateway Dynamics to loot other Universes of technology and genetic material.
Gateway Dynamics Zeta TubeThe primary method of travel for Gateway Dynamics employees... and anyone else Thomeheb chooses to grant access to.
Trans-Universal Cyber-Automated Probe/TUCAPA probe designed to extract technology for Gateway Dynamics. A zap from Will Vandom's Quintessence, however, granted it sentience.
- Legacy Character: Currently, we're on Unit 16.0, thanks to...
- Stuff Blowing Up: Tends to happen depressingly often to the TUCAP probes. The current model is understandably a tad... ticked at the Doctors' callousness to its plight.
Trans-Universal Battle & Reconnaissance Droid/TUBARDThe replacement for TUCAP after it chose to remain in the W.I.T.C.H. Universe.
Characters who crossed over through the Gateway
Loki/Lady LokiA version of the Norse deity Loki, originally from a different corner of the Marvel Multiverse.
- Distaff Counterpart: Loki bears the dubious honor of being one of the few characters to become his own Distaff Counterpart.
- Evil Is Petty: Joined forces with Mab just because the Children of Oberon were suspicious of him.
- Fate Worse than Death: What happened to him at the end of the Mab arc.
- Tragic Bromance: Averted. He and Set became fast friends, but that was mostly because Loki was in a female form, and Set wanted to bone him... er, her. After Loki sided with Mab, and shed the female form, Set hated him. Even after Loki secretly saved Set's life.
The LightA group of Chessmasters from the Universe of Young Justice, and the true masterminds behind Thomeheb's activities.
- The Man Behind the Man: They're backing Thomeheb's activities in the Spectacular Gargoyles Universe for the purposes of exploring the Omniverse, providing him with the plans to both the Gateway and the Zeta Tube.
- Breath Weapon: His main method of attack.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Kind of. Because his exact species does not exist in the Spectacular Gargoyles Universe, going through the Gateway transformed him into a half-gargoyle, half-Child of Oberon hybrid.
The Gang WarDemona and Dr. Octopus engage in a Gang War with New York caught in the middle. The gargoyles and Spidey attempt to restore order. This arc ended with Demona escaping to Paris, and Doc Ock getting arrested and sent to Ravencroft.
The Search for MerlinActually occurred before the Gang War, but it was the Gang War that activated and cemented the Roleplay. Griff, King Arthur, and Fleur seek out the Crystal Cave, and successfully revive Merlin.
The Search for the Holy GrailNimue leaves Avalon against Oberon's wishes, to explain her motives to Merlin for locking him up in the Crystal Cave. She is then poisoned by an unknown assailant. In order to save her life, King Arthur, Griff, and Fleur begin questing for the Holy Grail, eventually competing against Xanatos and Macbeth for the right to claim the cup.
London Clan ExposedDuring the Grail arc, the Quarrymen expose the existence of the London Clan, and Demona attempts to wrest power from Una. At around this time the first of the Crossover characters begin to appear with Loki; a Multiversal traveler who accidentally creates a path that some of the Flashback Clan use to cross over. Introduces the Omniverse for the first time.
The Return of the Green GoblinNorman Osborn returns, hires the best lawyers he can, and manages to clear himself of all charges of being the Green Goblin, although anyone with a brain can see through him. He quickly schemes to unmask Spidey and discovers he is actually Peter Parker. The two have been playing an unending metaphorical chess game ever since. Goblin also acquires a sample of Peter's DNA and used it to turn an ex-HYDRA agent named Jessica Drew into his own Spider-Woman.
PITA radical Animal Wrongs Group called "The People for Interspecies Triumph," led by a zealous gargoyle-worshipping leader appears in Manhattan and performs terrorist attacks on the Quarrymen. The leader, Lacunae Rahdan, becomes mutated with gargoyle DNA by Sevarius and changes her name to Raksha. She then attempts to do the same thing to a large crowd, only for PIT to be defeated and for Raksha to be killed by Demona.
The InterviewA minor mini-arc around the beginning of the Mab arc. Travis Marshall interviews Goliath, Zafiro, Una, and Kai.
The RisingWas being built towards even as far back the Grail and Gang War arcs. Morgana le Fey, seeking revenge upon Merlin, teams up with Demona to unleash Queen Mab the most powerful and dangerous entity that ever existed. Back, before King Arthur was born, Oberon rebelled against his mother, Queen Mab. Joining forces with his bastard son, Merlin and a Time Dancing Brooklyn, Mab was defeated and thanks to blood from all Three Races, Mab was imprisoned and sealed within the Earth's iron core. Demona journeyed to Antarctica, bringing a jar of "Dominique Destine's" blood and she and Morgana spilled their blood within an ancient structure called the Antarctic Dance, and chanted the spell (the Mab poem from Romeo and Juliet), and unleashed Mab. Planning treachery, Demona attempted to imprison Mab within iron chains to enslave her, but failed. Mab seemingly killed Morgana and spared Demona to spread word of her rising. Mab then unleashed her Unseelie Court, composed of some of the most dangerous Eldritch Abominations from mythology: Apophis, Typhon, Balor, Surt, Tiamat, etc... she easily reconquered Avalon and imprisoned Oberon within the Earth's iron core.
The Rising lasted the longest (over several months) with a number of major events occurring. A number of characters died or almost bit the bucket. A large number of main characters went to Avalon, and more characters were introduced in this arc than any other.
The arc came to a climax when Mab came to Manhattan, planning to use the Empire State Building's antenna to create her eternal winter across the face of the Earth, potentially wiping out all life in the process. Merlin and Brooklyn freed Oberon and the Children of Oberon, along with the Manhattan Clan, the Avalon Clan, the London Clan, King Arthur's Knights, and Spider-Man battled her at the Empire State Building. Seeing another opportunity to destroy humanity and Mab, Demona made a failed attempt to take advantage of this by releasing an iron carrier virus and using Prospero's staff to take control of Mab's winter. Finally, Mab was slain when Goliath ran her through with The Spear of Destiny... she blew up, seemingly taking the Spear of Destiny with her. As a reward, Oberon declared that gargoyles the world over were immune to the arts of him and his people.
A number of minor things occurred around the end of the arc, including Thomeheb revealing that he had Tinkerer build a gate capable of reaching other universes in order to steal from them.
Three arcs began shortly after the Mab arc ended, at around the same time.
The HobgoblinThe Hobgoblin, a new super-villian has arisen in New York, and had begun stealing from the Green Goblin and threatening the wealthiestand some of the most corrupt"People" in the Big Apple. The Hobgoblin also allied himself with Silver Sable in an attempt to rule the underworld, and after many twists, turns, red-herrings and murders, he was finally unmasked as Roderick Kingsley and brought to justice by Spider-Man.
Matrix/New Camelot ArcAfter Matrix does some amazing things on Avalon while fighting Mab's forces, he's deemed to dangerous to live, so the Redemption Squad is ordered to take him down and destroy him. Dingo and Matrix run away before this can happen, and fall in with Falstaff's gang. This arc is was finished with the HYDRA attack on Paris.
The New Olympian ArriveTerry Chung winds up on New Olympus, and the inhabitants decide that it is time for the world to learn of their existence. This arc is also current.
Natsilane's QuestRaven informs Natsilane that Coyote and Grandmother have gone missing. He and Rory head out on a Quest to find them and find out who's responsible. Ended when Nick, Rory, and Beth Maza confronted Prospero.
The Quest of the MagiKing Arthur, Macbeth, and Peredur seek out the Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh of the Magi. This arc ended with Falstaff invading and temporarily taking over New Camelot.
The Mystery of Morgana le FayOn the Winter Solstice, Morgana le Fay, who Mab supposedly killed in front of Oberon and Titania returned mysteriously. This arc ended when Morgana discovered a message left to her by Mab, claiming her as her heir.
The Attrition of the New Olympian ClanBegan when Demona arrived on New Olympus, and began sowing seeds of dissent within the ranks of the New Olympian Clan. This arc is not yet finished, but appears to have peaked at the moment, with the New Olympian Second Turning on his leader, and getting banished from the clan for his troubles. The banished second joined up with Jove, who Christens him 'Erichthonius', and who had allied with Demona in a devil's agreement before making his way to Manhattan and formally joining her.
The Skull of Ah PukuhA unique find from Guatemala, was stolen from it's display at the museum by Black Cat, Nashville and Spider-Man attempted to stop her, but failed for reasons they didn't quite understand. Black Cat delivered it to Demona.
The Death of George StacyDr. Octopus has escaped from Ravencroft and assembles the Sinister Six, this time including the New Olympian, Proteus. After several attempts to run Spidey through a gauntlet, they lure Spidey to Times Square, and in the battle between Ock and Spidey, Captain Stacy is killed by falling debris. As he dies in Spidey's arms, he he reveals that he knew who Peter Parker was all along. Just as Ock is about to finish off Spidey, Officer Jean De Wolff takes him down, and the press labels her a hero cop. As both a reward for her service, and a political move, Mayor Waters has De Wolff promoted straight to lieutenant and placed in charge of a new Supervillain Taskforce.
Journey To AtlantisSomething of a continuation the crossover with Team Atlantis known as The Last. A race between HYDRA and King Arthur's knights to find Atlantis. Arthur does indeed get there first, and comes away with a new knight; Namor.
Montmarte & Jessica DrewTo fulfill her obligation to the Green Goblin, Spider-Woman captures Montmarte after he timedances into Central Park, but the Goblin betrays her, intending to have Dr. Miles Warren dissect them both to create new weapons and supervillains. Stripped of her costume and Spider-Woman title, Jessica and Montmarte escaped, but are chased down by Green Goblin and his Gob Squad, and while some of the gargoyles as well as Blanchefleur try to protect them, the phoenix appears and takes both of them to the future. The Goblin flies into the phoenix but is burned and sees fragments of the near future, a future he believes will be his triumph. This arc led into...
The Demon & The GoblinThe Green Goblin and Miles Warren mutated a mercenary named Paul Pierre into the Grey Gargoyle thanks to their studies of Montmarte. They set him loose on a Quarryman rally where he is defeated by Spider-Man and the gargoyles, before turning a few civilians to stone... permanently. The Grey Gargoyle is sent to the Vault, but Demona witnesses this investigates and kidnaps Warren who lures her as well as Coldsteel, Erichthonius and her Fu-Dog into the Green Goblin's trap. In the ensuing battle, Demona is impaled on the end of Green Goblin's glider, while Spidey and the gargoyles attempt to restore order.
Inside HYDRAGriff and Arthur arrange for Arthur to be captured in order to sneak inside HYDRA's base of operations, a successful mission, however, Reaper gets a sample of Griff's blood, which is promptly taken to Sevarius to grow a new clone.
Prospero in OparComing back from his proposal to Beth on Valentines Day Nick encounters Prospero again, and finds out he's headed for Africa. Without a leader, the Knights bicker about how to proceed with this information before eventually voting Fara the leader and attempting to beat Prospero to Africa using Thomeheb's unfinished Nigerian Zeta Tube entrance. But there is a glitch, and the group is spread out throughout the jungle.
The Call of the WendigoMardis Gras, Morgana le Fay breaks Setebos, Faust, and Elizabeth Bathory out of the RaftA S.H.I.E.L.D. prison in New Orleans. She busts the Wendigo out as well to cover her escape. The knights, investigating the mysterious message that sent Arthur to HYDRA island, show up in New Orleans and fight the Wendigo. Eventually, Natsilane takes it down. Hawkeye joins the Knights, and we see that Morgana and her new minions were watching the entire time.
The Scorpion StrikesJ. Jonah Jameson hires a Private Investigator, Mac Gargan, to trail Peter Parker. After he's spotted, they visit Miles Warren and hire him to transform Gargan into a superhero to take down and replace Spider-Man. The Scorpion strikes and nearly defeats the web-head, but he keeps on mutating into a human/scorpion hybrid. The Green Goblin manipulates him into attacking Ravencroft while Jameson is visting his son to exact vengeance only for the Scorpion to be defeated by Spider-Man.
Something W.I.T.C.H.y This Way ComesThomeheb is at it again, this time, having stolen the magical jewel containing Nerissa from W.I.T.C.H. Also, around this time, his motives and reasons for acting in the Spec Gargverse have become clearer, and a deal of an unknown nature was struck with Demona.
Operation: GötterdämmerungThe New Olympian Senators arrive in New York to meet and greet the elite of the city...But Jove and Demona have something sinister planned. World War III, and HYDRA is the catalyst. HYDRA attacks New Olympus, causing massive damage and death. Sphinx's mother is MIA and Boreas's son Xetes is killed.
The Ultra-Pack Goes WildFrom the 10th to the 23rd, the Ultra-Pack was loose in the Big Apple, and no one could stop them. They were finally taken down by the Redemption Squad on the 23rd...Unfortunately, Goliath was caught in the crossfire and is now locked in the Vault like an animal.
The Lizard, The Wizard, and the FountainDr. Curtis Connors goes missing, and Spidey calls in a favor from the Knights. Griff, Left Bank, Namor, and Hawkeye investigate Curt's disappearance which leads them right into the middle of a magical showdown between Prospero and Calypso, who are grappling over the Fountain of Youth. Worse yet, Calypso has used voodoo to turn Dr. Connors back into the Lizard. Merlin arrives from Atlantis (by way of Avalon) and rescues the Knights from Kraven and Lizard, and Griff calls Spidey in as a reinforcement. Merlin, Prospero, and Calypso tussle over the Fountain with Merlin the eventual winner, while Spidey combines gene-cleanser with Fountain water to restore both Kraven and Lizard to humanity. The arc ends on a twist though, as when Merlin enters the chambers where the Fountain rests, there is a mysterious girl asleep at the bottom of the Fountain.
Iron OriginsReichsadler, Griff's newly minted clone working for HYDRA comes up with a plan to capture Tony Stark, and use him to decipher the secrets of New Olympian Armor.
The Battle For NightstoneWith Goliath in chains and the Manhattan Clan weakened by his absence, Demona decides to strike at Thailog and reclaim Nightstone. Armed with a device created by the Tinkerer, she is able to take control of the remaining Steel and Iron Clan robots, the Thailog Shock Troops and the Talon Commandos. As well as Coldfire. The battle is fierce, the Manhattan Clan and Spider-Man interfere but while Coldfire is freed, Demona is victorious and Thailog is driven into hiding. The next night, Demona discovers a clone of Angela in Sevarius's lab and after being rejected by Angela once again, she decides to program this clone to be her ideal daughter.
The Skull of Ah Pukuh continuedThe Mayan clan observes Nightstone Unlimited Workers dismantling a pyramid near Chac Ixchel. This Pyramid; Kawil Ah Pukuh, was the resting place of the Skull of Ah Pukuh originally. Lydia Duane and Arthur Morwood-Smyth protest the destruction of this treasure.
The TrialAfter nearly four months of being held in captivity, Goliath was granted a trial. With Margot as the prosecutor weeks of witness and testimony ended when Brendan Quarters testified for Goliath, which moved the court to allow Goliath to speak. Goliath was brought before the court in chains when Demona and her clan, including Angela's clone, Cordelia attacked, meaning to kill him along with everyone in the courtroom. Her plan foiled, Goliath saved everyone's life before surrendering himself to the mercy of the court. He was found to be a sentient being and released where he reunited with his clan after a long absence.
The Pyramid of KawilahpukuhDirectly connected to the Skull of Ah Pukuh arc that is still ongoing. Demona is having Nightstone Unlimited break down a pyramid in the Mayan Clan's territory, to be shipped to New York, and is tired of the Mayan Gargoyle's interference. She calls in a favor from HYDRA who send Reichsadler and Reaper down to join Demona and Cordelia in Guatemala to finish the Mayan Gargoyles off once and for all. Fortunately, help arrives for Zafiro's clan receives help in the form of several Knights of New Camelot: Griff, Beth Maza, Rory Dugan and his Beast, and Doc Sweet. They're able to fend off an attack by the two clones, but Reichsadler escapes with Obsidiana's pendant, shifting everyone's priorities towards catching the HYDRA clone...Leaving Kawilahpukuh to be plundered by Demona...
Critical MassA particularly huge story that begins when Norman Osborn murders a Daily Bugle reporter named Terri Kidder. As the Bugle and the police investigate, Sally Avril dumps Harry Osborn who then overdoses on drugs and is rushed to the hospital where he is comatose. Norman Osborn confronts his wife, Emily, over her Illuminati membership and the domestic dispute ends with the Green Goblin destroying the apartment building with Emily inside.
Exposed and hunted as the Green Goblin, he goes underground for a week emerging again to break every criminal and supervillain out of Riker's Island. The battle goes badly for Spider-Man, the Manhattan Clan, and the newly revealed to the world Iron Man and New York City is in a fit of panic for a week as the Green Goblin allies with Dr. Octopus and the Sinister Six to fulfill a master plan to cut the city off from the rest of the world and detonate a large scale EMP. As King Arthur and his Knights arrive, along with the Redemption Squad, Macbeth makes a failed assassination attempt on Dominique Destine and every hero carrying an Os Berry (along with Demona) are abducted by the Green Goblin's forces and held captive where he plans a mass execution to prelude his EMP.
Goliath, Spider-Man, Sir Griff, Dingo, Matrix, Hudson, Iron Man, Coldstone and Coldfire are forced to ally with Clan Nightstone and they track the Green Goblin to Madison Square Garden where they defeat the Goblin's forces, although many of them (including the Goblin escape), Hunter and Dingo finally kiss, and Demona allies with her enemies to foil the Goblin's plans. After Demona and Clan Nightstone disappear into the night, Iron Man invites the heroes out for victory shawarma.
The Night Gwen Stacy DiedThe following day after having his plans foiled, the Green Goblin struck again, and kidnapped Gwen Stacy before Peter could propose to her. The Goblin took her to the Brooklyn Bridge to draw Spider-Man into a trap. In the resulting battle, Gwen was killed. Spider-Man vowed vengeance and began tracking the Goblin. Nashville found out, told the Manhattan Clan and Elisa, who fanned out to try to stop him from making a huge mistake. Spider-Man found the Goblin in an abandoned refinery where the two battled one last time. Spidey nearly killed the Goblin but stopped himself, vowing to see him in prison instead. However, in a twist of fate, the Goblin was killed on the blade of his own glider and impaled through the heart.
Spider-Man fled the scene and afterward the body of Norman Osborn was found by Elisa Maza. Jean De Wolff declared Spider-Man a supervillain in the aftermath, and Os Corp was divided up and sold, with Nightstone Unlimited getting the biggest piece. Emily Osborn was revealed to be alive, abandoning her old life and going underground into the Illuminati for good. At Gwen's funeral, Peter apologized to Gwen's headstone for never telling her he was Spider-Man. Afterwards, he was confronted by Elisa Maza who asked him what happened in that refinery, he told her the truth and she chose to believe him.
Wheels within WheelsReichsadler arranges for an attack on the 2012 London Olympics, but it's really a ploy to draw the Knights out so that they can be scanned with a stolen New Olympian device that scans each knight for a listing of his powers and weaknesses. Everyone is scanned except for Natsilane and Beth. A week later, at Nick's Bachelor Party, Reichsadler put's this information to use, capturing Rory's father. The male Knights immediately depart for Ireland to rescue him, and are quickly greeted by the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, the result of the genius of Howard Stark and Halcyon Renard. Nick Fury reveals to Rory his connection to his family, through his old war buddy and Rory's grandfather, Dum Dum Dugan. The Knight's rescue Mr. Dugan, and take him back to New Camelot for safe keeping...But things are not what they seem, as Reichsadler and Baron Strucker reveal that they still have Mr. Dugan...Strapped to a New Olympian device that allows someone else's biometrics to read as his if placed under an advanced scanner like the Zeta Tubes, The Master Matrix, or an Osberry. The Chameleon has infiltrated New Camelot.
The Weird MacbethThe Weird Sisters begin meddling again as fate begins sowing its seeds for Erichthonius. Meanwhile, Shakespeare In the Park's production of As You Like It is about to come to a conclusion when Demona makes her way to the play in an attempt to kidnap Macbeth and is spotted and pursued by the Manhattan Clan. As the play is about to begin, the Weird Sisters appear on stage and slowly entrap people one by one within the play as our heroes, and a couple of villains end up trapped within their own private production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Macbeth plays himself, Goliath and Elisa play Macduff and Lady Macduff, Peter Parker as Banquo, Mary Jane as Seyton, and of course Demona as Lady Macbeth among other characters.
As the play proceeds, Erichthonius and Cordelia attack a charity gala in Bryant Park being hosted by John Castaway where Erichthonius murders Mayor Waters. Once the play concludes, Demona makes a fast escape where it is clear that the incident had a profound affect on her. The next day, Macbeth and Mary Jane meet for coffee where he reveals to her who he really is and the two part as friends.
The Hunter's QuarryAt first, Demona is pleased by Erichthonius's actions because humans in every country where gargoyle clans dwell are rioting, and lashing out in fear. Even forcing the Mayan Clan into a deeper part of the Green, where humans cannot reach. Unaware, or willfully ignorant, Demona refuses to notice that backlashes are against /anything/ pro-gargoyle. Cyberbiotics, Xanatos Enterprises, and Gateway Dynamics are all targeted by vandals because of their habit of giving to pro-gargoyle charities. As well as Nightstone Unlimited (Under Thailog's tenure, Demona does not give to charity) After an attack on Demona's Gramercy Park Mansion by the Redemption, Coldsteel finally convinces Demona that her boytoy has become a liability. Demona makes plans...While at the same time, in London, a group of skinheads sneak into Knight's Spur and get away with smashing Lunette's Ex-Boyfriend Falcor, before the RGDT manages to stop them.
Falcor's Wind CeremonyLunette, Amp, Gnash, and Lexington return to London for Falcor's wind ceremony...But the clan leaders are all mysteriously missing all over the world.
The Trial of ErichthoniusThe Redemption Squad captures Erichthonius and hands him over to Griff, who takes custody of him in the name of the Gargoyle Nation. He then Zeta's to New Camelot, where the Clan Leaders of the World have secretly gathered. Erichthonius must face a tribunal of the GN's Clan Leaders: Goliath, Coco (Newly Installed Leader of the London Clan), Kai, The Praetor, Zafiro, Gabriel, Griff (leader of New Camelot's breakaway Clan) and the Xanadu Leader (who is still secretly allied to Demona). Unbeknownst to any of them, Demona secretly planted a tracking device under Ericthonius's skin, and is arranging to have HYDRA attack the trial and abscond with Erichthonius...Thinking that the world can chase HYDRA for a while, while they secretly return Erichthonius to her.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn arranges with Mary and Finella, the co-owners of WVRN News, to spirit away Travis Marshall to cover the events of the trial for the world. Erichthonius is tried before the Tribunal (and the world) and found not only guilty, but that his punishment must be death (to the sorrow of the clan leaders, as before now, Banishment was the highest form of gargoyle punishment, but no other option is viable). Erichthonius, for his last request, asks to speak to Demona one last time only for Demona to ignore him and threaten Goliath with death when the call is made. HYDRA attacks New Camelot, and Erichthonius is killed taking a shot meant for his former leader. His body is taken to New Olympus for the Wind Ceremony, and this act of poetic justice by the hands of Fate, draws the Korean Clan out of hiding, and they seek to join the Gargoyle Nation.
Meanwhile, in Scotland, word of Falcor's death has reached the Loch Ness Clan, whose leader chooses to make a journey south, to seek out the London Clan, and make contact at last. Reichsadler makes his way to Manhattan, having offered his life as forfeit to Demona, but Demona spares his life in exchange for a favor to come later.
The Jewel Cracks
After a break in at Shrewstone Inc, Nerissa was released from her jeweled prison, and while running on magical fumes to maintain her youth, she began working for Prospero as an assistant while he set her up with an identity and taught her about this universe's Earth. Eventually she started a romantic relationship with a woman she met in a pub named Cassandra.
Back In BlackShortly after the death of Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man donned a new black costume and became a little more aggressive in his pursuit of criminals and supervillains. Meanwhile, the Black Cat breaks into Tombstone's headquarters and steals a jump drive supposedly containing specs for the Ultra-Pack. As she escapes, she is pursued by the Enforcers and runs into Spider-Man before being cornered by the Enforcers and Cordelia, who has been loaned out as extra muscle to the Big Man. Cordelia and the Enforcers chase Spidey and Black Cat into the sewers where they come upon the stoned Thug being guarded by Malibu. Black Cat has a chance to escape but helps Spidey protect Thug and when the rest of the Labyrinth Clan arrives, Cordelia and the Enforcers retreat. Spidey and Black Cat make it back to the surface, kiss, and Cat seems to promise to turn over a new leaf, the two of them then break into a hotel suite, unmask and get intimate. After Spidey falls asleep, Black Cat collects a DNA sample from him and the jump drive and leaves, meeting up with Tombstone, Glasses and Anton Sevarius at Nightstone Unlimited's new labs where we learn that the entire evening was planned to allow Cat to get close to Spidey and bring the DNA sample. The jump drive contained passwords to bank accounts so she could collect her payment, and then... once Demona stepped out of the shadows, Black Cat recognized her voice as the one she delivered the Skull of Ah Pukuh to back in January, and left before any of them could register the fear and especially the regret. The next day, as Felicia Hardy, she visited Peter Parker at Aunt May's house and the two them agreed to give a relationship a try.
Griff's JourneyAfter the assault on New Camelot, Griff feels that he must confront Reichsadler once and for all. But not knowing where the HYDRA clone is holed up, he chooses to let Avalon guide his journey. Taking Left Bank with him, his first stop is France, where he comes into possession of the magic sword Durenal. Following that, he finds himself in Manhattan just in time to save Jill Stacy from Elizabeth Bathory. They escape to Avalon where Princess Katherine and Tom make here a second Guardian. They then find themselves in Prague, where Griff teams up with Max Loew and the Golem to fight Tomas Brod and the Hobgoblin. Max has begun to lose control of the Golem, and has started using Renard's spell to become the Golem...They succeed in dispatching Brod, but Hobgoblin get's away...And has begun franchising Super-Villains. From Prague; Griff, Left Bank, and Jill find themselves in Loch Ness, where they are joined by Jill's father (The head of the Royal Gargoyle Defense Team) and Vinnie Grigori to put a halt to Morgana's cloning operations in the Loch. Jill makes Vinnie the third Guardian, and they depart with him to Avalon. Which then takes them to Florida where they discover Merlin's absence.
Back In Red & BlueSince "Back In Black," Peter has moved out of Aunt May's house and into an apartment he shares with Harry Osborn after having a fight with her over Felicia Hardy. After a fight in a department store with the Vulture, Mary Jane Watson confronted Peter over her knowledge that he is Spider-Man. After an uneasy discussion where the two of them revealed things about themselves the other never knew, their friendship strengthened.
Meanwhile, the Big Man's newest Enforcer, Kaine, a deformed clone of Spider-Man attacked his "father" while on patrol with Black Cat. Afterwards, it was revealed that Kaine's awakening would not have been possible without Black Cat stealing a DNA sample from Peter after their first night together. Spider-Man ended the relationship with Black Cat right then and there. In an effort to make things right with him, Black Cat broke into the old Os Corp building (now owned by Nightstone Unlimited) to steal back any DNA samples they had left... after that, she broke into Nightstone's corporate headquarters and attempted to steal back the Skull of Ah Pukuh from Demona's vault when she was confronted by Demona herself. Black Cat managed to escape with a jump drive and make it back to her apartment, but as soon as she plugged it into her computer, Demona managed to track her down and attack Black Cat, brutally beating her into a coma... the jump drive itself falling into an air conditioning vent. Peter visited the comatose Felicia, sorry over what had happened and then, after a talk with Mary Jane about Felicia and Gwen's death, he re-donned his old red and blue costume.
TransitionsAfter more than a year of preparation, Demona's plans began to culminate when December 21st, 2012 arrived. As all of the pieces fell into place, Thailog emerged from hiding and got into a brief skirmish with Cordelia. Hoping to use Elisa Maza's blood to activate her doomsday spell on humanity, Demona sent Cordelia and Coldsteel to abduct her from her loft, and returned to Nightstone Unlimited with Beth Maza and Mary Jane Watson (who was there to meet up with Lunette to talk theater and acting). As this happened, Spider-Man found and brought the jump drive Black Cat stole from Demona to the Eyrie Building where they accessed New Camelot's Master Matrix and decrypted it, uncovering Demona's plans to amplify the powers of the Skull of Ah Pukuh with the final page from the Grimorum Arcanorum. When the sun finally set on the 21st, on Elisa's call, both the Gargoyles Taskforce and Supervillain Taskforce converged upon the Nightstone Unlimited skyscraper in time for Reichsadler and HYDRA to turn on Demona once they realized she had the means to destroy all of humanity, not just all the humans in the New York area. The Manhattan Clan, Sir Griff, King Arthur, Jade and Turquesa soon arrived, batting their way through hundreds of Thailog Shock Troops, Talon Commandos, and HYDRA soldiers. Brooklyn and Fu-Dog battled their way into the main chamber at the apex of the pyramid first where Brooklyn's Fu-Dog slayed Demona's before Goliath and Elisa finally fought their way in. Upon their arrival, Demona slammed Beth Maza down on to the altar and stabbed her with the ceremonial dagger, spilling her blood onto the skull... it's power pulsed and began to spread and many humans in Manhattan collapsed ill, some died. With victory in her hands, Cordelia went into a trance and destroyed the skull... causing the skull and pyramid's power to feedback in on itself. On her way out, Demona shot Cordelia square in the chest, calling her a disgrace (and finally ending what was Clan Nightstone) before grabbing Mary Jane as a hostage on her way out, and dropping down to the streets... where she was saved by Spider-Man and the two shared their first kiss. Angela also arrived in time to rescue the gravely wounded Cordelia. With the skull destroyed, the pyramid began tearing itself apart, and Coldsteel slammed Beth neck first into a wall, killing her. Staying with his wife as the pyramid collapsed, Natsilane asked Goliath to take care of their kids and Goliath and Elisa escaped the pyramid's collapse, and followed Demona several blocks south before taking her down and finally capturing her. With the power of the pyramid still pulsing, it threatened to destroy all of Manhattan once it exploded... but the day was saved with the timely arrival of Alexander Fox Xanatos, who used all of what Puck taught him to contain the magic of the pyramid, whereby only the Nightstone Unlimited skyscraper was destroyed. The surviving HYDR As were captured by the police as well as Victoria Hand (charged with aiding and abetting in kidnapping, murder and terrorism) and Demona herself, brought back by Elisa in chains. The gargoyles returned back to the castle with Elisa to mourn the loss of Beth and Nick, while Thailog revealed to Brentwood that when he created Cordelia, he programmed a code word into her brain to force her to obey him and he was the reason she destroyed the skull when she did. Cordelia herself was brought by Angela to Dr. Sato to save her life, before being turned over to the authorities. Demona herself was shackled and loaded into an armored police van for delivery to the Vault, but the police in charge of the van delivered her to Khulan Borjigin aka Jade, the new leader of the People for Interspecies Triumph (who have infiltrated the city's government and infrastructure), who released Demona and promised themselves to serve her cause... and renamed themselves The Demon's Talon.
Happy HolidaysNot really an arc, but the fallout of the events of "Transitions" over the course of the holiday season. Elisa gains custody of her nephew and niece, and is now raising them with help from the gargoyles. Beth Maza and Natsilane's memorial service is held at New Camelot and attended by many. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson begin a relationship. King Arthur and Sir Griff confront Thomeheb abour his alliance with Demona, and he promises to allow them to monitor his use of the gate and never work with her again. Goliath, Elisa, and Angela confront Matt Bluestone over his Illuminati confessions after he waits a week to tell them Demona has gone missing, and Angela place peacemaker in the argument. Demona travels to China in the hopes of getting a new fu-dog, but is cast out by the Xanadu Clan and returns to find Thailog has re-taken control of Nightstone Unlimited, where the two come to an arrangement while Khulan and the Demon's Talon begin organizing a cult that worships Demona like a god. Elisa visits Cordelia in the Vault with a gift from Angela. Victoria Hand is given a choice to serve as the Director's liaison to the Redemption Squad or spend the rest of her life in prison, much to the chagrin of the Squad itself.
Meanwhile, Rory and Molly have a drink in a pub in Manhattan and afterwards Molly is captured by Prospero.
Happy New YearKaine breaks Cordelia out of the Vault where she ends up joining Tombstone's enforcers. Demona threatens Tombstone but pulls back upon receiving a copy of an invitation to Prospero's auction. Prospero captures Oberon and the Erlking, planning to auction them off.
Demon In the ArmorDemona turns her attention on rebuilding her arsenal and, per Thailog's insistence, Dominique Destine attends the Stark Expo and goes home with Tony Stark, seducing him and sleeping with him before the sun sets and she rips out his arc reactor and members of the Demon's Talon arrive to steal his armory. Pepper Potts saves Stark's life and he defeats Demona and recovers his armory, however she escapes with the arc reactor.
The AuctionProspero hosts his auction on February 26th, at the Apex Tower. Among the attendees are Doc Ock, Thailog, Demona, Reichsadler, Nerissa, Duval, Tombstone, Taro, Sevarius, the Tinkerer, Calypso, the Hobgoblin, the Mandarin, and Morgana le Fay. The Redemption Squad staked this auction out with every intention of raiding and capturing them as magical talismans and objects were auctioned off. Demona made off with the Lemurian Arcana (an Atlantean spell book), Hobgoblin made off with the Coward's Sword, the Mandarin bought the Djinn ring, all the while a silent auction was going on for a large Medusa bomb. Just as the Redemption Squad was about to raid the auction, Prospero suddenly started auctioning off captured Children of Oberon. Nerissa buys Pele by offering Prospero a map of the Omniverse as she's documented it. Reichsadler and HYDRA buy the Erlking. But the greatest danger is when Morgana le Fay buys Oberon, adding his power to her arsenal and making her the most powerful individual on Earth.
Crystal CavernArthur and Griff come to Manhattan seeking out Merlin. They call Spider-Man in for help as Griff and Spidey break into Morgana's penthouse in the Apex Tower and battle with Venom and Morbius, before Morgana appears and learns that Prospero has Merlin.
Meanwhile, King Arthur breaks into Shewstone Inc, and encounters Nerissa who uses her new powers to battle him before Prospero himself reveals Merlin's location in a crystal cavern he built beneath the building S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives as Nerissa and Prospero escape and Arthur releases his mentor.
The Order of the GuardianJeffrey Robbins, suspicious of Khulan's acquisition of the Friends of Humanity asks Elisa to investigate her, whereupon she and Goliath meet her and she promises to be an ally and friend to gargoyles the world over, as they leave she is visited by her estranged father, the Mandarin. Later Nashville and Lunette finally become mates, they are caught in Central Park at sunrise where Jill Stacy stumbles upon them and a flyer advertising a Quarrymen rally that afternoon. Jill calls in Vinnie and the two of them fend off the Quarrymen as Jill declares herself and the Order of the Guardian to their attackers. Elisa later approaches Jill and the two have a friendly chat.
Gorgon's GazeHYDRA takes over the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier as Reichsadler announces their intentions to bomb Manhattan with the Medusa bomb. Griff attacks and allies himself with Nick Fury as they intend to finish this fight once and for all. The helicarrier is evacuated by Maria Hill and some S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as Strucker and Fury do battle one last time. Griff sets off the bomb early causing every HYDRA agent on board including Strucker, Grim Reaper, and Reichsadler to petrify... only Black Widow and Bob Grigori manage to escape before the helicarrier crashes into the ocean. As this happens, Rory unmasks the Chameleon and rescues his real father from a HYDRA base. The next night, Reichsadler transforms back into flesh and blood and escapes from the wreckage of the helicarrier, while Maria Hill is promoted to director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and received a message left by Fury warning her of the Illuminati.
Bound By BloodCordelia and Kaine attack Hammerhead's chop shop only to be confronted by Demona as they attempt to escape. Demona knocks out Kaine and attempts to murder Cordelia as the clone begs for forgiveness. Angela intervenes, placing herself between Demona and Cordelia. Cordelia doesn't want Angela's help, Angela won't allow Demona to kill Cordelia, and Demona refuses to kill Angela to get to Cordelia. Demona is soon outnumbered when Reichsadler shows up to help his mate, and offers her a place at his side. But Cordelia chooses her own path and rejects Reichsadler, shuns Angela, and realizes that she'll never gain Demona's forgiveness... and leaves with Kaine to find her own path (which is what Reichsadler really wanted for her). Angela and Demona briefly converse, where Demona confesses that Cordelia was a mistake and that she wanted Angela at her side and still does. Angela declares that unless one of them changes for the better, they will never have a relationship. As Angela flies off, Demona ponders upon this.
Hail, HYDRA!Reichsadler and Black Widow gather what remains of HYDRA and unleash the Erlking (and the Wild Hunt) on Washington DC as they break into Secretary of Defense, Dell Rusk's office at the Pentagon to steal his files. But while there, they discover that Dell Rusk is actually the Red Skull whom willingly gives them everything they could ever need to know about S.H.I.E.L.D.. Black Widow flees to New Camelot, where she is placed into a dungeon but reveals that she was on a mission to go deep undercover inside HYDRA. Reichsadler then breaks into the Raft and frees Viper, intending to rule HYDRA with her. But upon being released, she fulfills a promose to the agent assigned to guard her and murders his wife and child before killing him, all while announcing her return to the world, and calling herself: Madame Hydra. Reichsadler soon regrets freeing her, knowing she is a threat to all, including him. Black Widow is soon allowed to walk free inside the castle of New Camelot in exchange for information on Viper.
ScorpionAfter spending several months living in the Labyrinth, Scorpion encounters the Sinister Six, who he allows to infiltrate the Labyrinth during the day, and take it over. The homeless denizens are forced to flee, save for Al and Shari who are taken hostage. Talon, who is barely conscious when they are brought before Dr. Octopus is unable to respond to the question "which one of you is Talon" to which Paw volunteers, and is killed for it. He then allows the rest to join him, all refuse except for Delilah. Ock gleefully declares themselves the Sinister Seven.
Meanwhile Goliath, Angela, and Broadway are attending a Friends of Humanity event which is then attacked by John Castaway and several Quarrymen. Angela saves Khulan's life, and Castaway is gravely wounded by Goliath before the Quarrymen flee. In thanks, Khulan gives Angela a present, a ruby attached to a choker with Angela then wears. On their way home, Angela lies to Broadway saying she needs to check in on the twins. Instead Angela heads to the Statue of Liberty where she meets, and embraces Demona.
IntermissionIn the real world, formspring announced they were shutting down and the previous arc was set to be a cliffhanger while they prepared to move to a new home. When the shut down never happened, the players proceeded with small stories such as Peter and Mary Jane seeing Alan Cumming's Macbeth on Broadway; Demona having a secret meeting with Angela in Elisa's loft, not to mention Angela becoming more aggressive and violent when dealing with the street thugs.
Scorpion IIAfter several weeks, Dr. Octopus and his Sinister Seven completed the upgrades on the Labyrinth's security, at the same time a Cyberbiotics database was discovered containing a means to mass produce experimental super soldiers. Once Ock decided to kidnap some homeless people to experiment on, Malibu, Burbank, Hollywood, Talon, Claw, Maggie, Shari, Al, Erin, and Benny were mysteriously released from their cells and one by one, took down Ock's henchmen before Malibu confronted Ock himself and lured him into a trap, where he was defeated, and Delilah turned their new security system against the Sinister Six. The Six were then banished, and leadership of the Labyrinth returned to Talon, afterward, Delilah privately thanked Brentwood over the phone for his help, since he hacked into the Labyrinth and opened the cells.
Meanwhile, Thailog Shock Troops captured Dr. Octopus and brought him and his henchmen to Thailog, where he and Ock made a deal to work on Thailog's latest project. After Ock left for his new/old laboratory, Thailog was visited by a gargoyle named Tamora, an Illuminatus of the fourth rank.
The Goblin PrinceWhile on patrol with Goliath, Angela suggests that maybe it would be best for Brooklyn to step down as second-in-command in favor of a younger gargoyle, a thought which Goliath ponders. Around this time, Harry Osborn finds out that Peter Parker is actually Spider-Man and dons his stashed Green Goblin gear and then breaks into Nightstone Unlimited to steal some left over caches of Globulin Green, becoming the new Green Goblin. He finds Mark Allan and ropes him back into supervillainy with a promise to find a cure for his condition, and then wires the apartment that shares with Peter to blow up, hospitalizing Mary Jane. Recognizing the Goblin's explosives, Peter visits Felicia Hardy at Riker's Island (who is doing well in physical therapy) and discovers that Roderick Kingsley is still in custody (or so the world thinks), and tracks down the new Goblin at the refinery where Norman Osborn died, and quickly deduces that it is Harry. Harry vows vengeance and when he has the upper-hand, Harry reveals that he had abducted Aunt May and Mary Jane and locked them in separate rooms across the city, both wired to explode and Spider-Man can only save one of them. But Spidey calls in backup from New Camelot, and Hawkeye rescues Mary Jane while Spidey saves Aunt May. Inspired by Spidey's use of backup, Harry and Molten Man decide to get their own team (allying himself with the Big Man and gaining Cordelia and Kaine as allies). Later that evening, Goliath, Hudson, and Brooklyn meet to discuss the issue of second-in-command. Although reluctant to step down, all agree it might be for the best, and decide Angela should be the new second. Having spied on the meeting, Angela is wickedly delighted, as is Demona.
Viper's VenomIn eastern Europe, Viper acquires a nuclear bomb as well as an attempt on her life by S.H.I.E.L.D.. In order to keep both S.H.I.E.L.D. and Reichsadler on a leash, she kidnaps a school bus full of Austrian school children, strapping explosive vests onto them before sending the nuke and all of HYDRA's remaining forces to destroy New York City. On the way there, Reichsadler contacts Griff at New Camelot offering to turn himself over to the Gargoyle Nation for trial if New Camelot and their allies defeat Viper. HYDRA's man in Manhattan, Hammerhead leaks word to his former boss, now enemy, Tombstone about the bomb and Tombstone contacts the Illuminati, who arrange to have it dealt with. The Manhattan Clan again allies with the Knights of Camelot to remain vigilant and watch the waters for HYDRA's arrival, while the US navy and War Machine attempt to defeat HYDRA at sea. Viper arrives in Manhattan ahead of her forces to make final preparations, and that night the HYDRA armada lands, when Reichsadler betrays Viper and orders his vessel to fire on Viper's and those that don't stand with her to stand down. Black Widow abandons the Knights in the battle to be pursued by Clint to Viper's nest where he loses sight of Widow but is captured.
As Viper attempts to arm the bomb at Federal Hall, Reichsadler attacks her, and nearly defeats her before she resorts to trickery, but the intervention of Black Widow, Goliath and Griff defeat Viper, and stop the bomb. Reichsadler turns himself over to Griff while Widow frees Hawkeye before fleeing; King Arthur and Hawkeye release Viper's hostages and the police capture Viper, and imprison her in the Vault (at Secretary of Defense, Dell Rusk's insistence).
Meanwhile, Bob - Ex-Agent of HYDRA knocks on his cousin, Vinnie's door asking for a place to hide out only to be punched out by Vinnie and handed over to the police... the last remnants of HYDRA as Baron Strucker knew it, finally destroyed.
Return to AtlantisNamor and Dr. Sweet are approached by Champs about acquiring an Orichalcum crystal to power his experimental zeta beam platform. The homesick Namor leaps at the chance to return to the lost city. Accompanied by the New Olympian ambassadors Periclymenus and Arethusa, they arrive in Atlantis only to find the city overrun by the Knight of Vengeance Tiger Shark and his clone troops. Tiger Shark is supported in his coup by General Attuma, a rogue Atlantean warlord and Lady Dorma, an Atlantean noblewoman and old flame of Namor's. After many trials and tribulations, including a stay in the palace dungeons, our heroes eventually succeed in driving out the invaders. Tiger-Shark and Attuma make their escape while Dorma feigns innocence in the conspiracy.
Hunt's EndJohn Castaway's son by Margot Yale is born, named Jackson. After learning of her husband's true identity, Margot demands John promise their son will grow up with a normal childhood, not in the Canmore legacy. John agrees and initiates a plan to destroy the Manhattan Clan once and for all. Upon learning of the birth of their nephew, Jason and Robyn Canmore confront John asking he stop this madness, only to be taken captive. The Quarrymen abduct Tachi and lure the gargoyles into a trap at a hanger owned by Bushido Concepts. Broadway is seriously injured, and Angela (under Demona's magical influence) kills John Castaway. The Quarrymen and the Manhattan Clan evacuate, and the Illuminati removes the body in order to prevent Castaway from becoming a martyr. Margot promises to lead the Quarrymen until the gargoyle menace is finally dealt with.
The Lost ChildrenPeter Parker returns home to discover Gwen Stacy sitting on his couch. Knowing that this cannot be the real Gwen Stacy, he throws her out of his home, and "Gwen" gives Jill Stacy a scare later when she attempts to return home. "Gwen" turns out to be a clone created by Harry Osborn in an attempt to be reunited with his "one true love." He then releases a clone of Norman Osborn from a pod before suiting up as the Green Goblin and, alongside Cordelia and Molten Man, capturing Spider-Man while Kaine captures Mary Jane and the Gwen clone. Kaine explains to "Norman" that he is not the original and to choose his own identity, not what others would have him be, advice that Cordelia also listens to and heeds. As Harry tortures Peter and prepares to kill him, "Norman" attacks and helps save Peter's life only to be killed by a broken Harry who then breaks down. Kaine releases "Gwen" and Mary Jane as Spidey takes Harry to Ravencroft for help. Molten Man returns home only to be checked into Ravencroft as well by Liz who transfers there to work as a nurse. The "Gwen" clone takes the name of Sarah after realizing she has six months to live and wants to make the most of the time she has.
New ScarsAt Angela's suggestion, half of the eggs in the rookery are sent with Broadway via skiff to Avalon. Upon arriving on the island, he and Gabriel meet and due to the differences in time, the island still has not recovered from Mab's reign... something Angela should have known. As Broadway visits Avalon, Demona uses the Lemurian Arcana to forge a talisman that, once placed into body of water, will lure any skiff leaving Avalon to it. Once Broadway leaves, he finds himself at Demona's dockside warehouse where he is captured by her and the Demon's Talon (unmasking Khulan as their leader). Once visited by Angela in his cell, he realizes what's been going on and blames himself.
Demona quickly moves the eggs to her townhouse, and into a rookery she's prepared there. After this, Elisa's worrying about Angela's recent behavior leads her to wonder about the influence her friendship with Khulan may have had, and remembering her early suspicions, she begins investigating the woman and her background, and uncovers nothing but rumors and a closed file on her father (who is rumored to be a terrorist). When she investigates "Lacunae Rahdon's" past, she discovers via a photograph evidence that Khulan is dangerous. She warns Goliath, who tells Angela (who reacts with faux shock) and as they patrol, she leads Goliath into an ambush where he is captured by operatives of the Demon's Talon... who, at Angela's insistence, wound her with a Quarryman hammer so she may easily blame them for Goliath's abduction. She calls for help, and Khulan forgotten, Elisa with the clan focuses on rescuing Goliath from the Quarrymen.
As Goliath comes to, Demona begins torturing him with hi-tech devices provided by Khulan. Angela assumes leadership of the clan and vows to find Goliath. The next evening, growing bored of the hi-tech devices, Demona performs a more physical and mental torture, but still Goliath doesn't break; as Angela and the clan raid Quarrymen buildings. The next day, Elisa confronts Fleance and demands to know where Goliath is, but Fleance denies having him, and insinuates the existence of a pro-gargoyle cult that controls both the People for Interspecies Triumph and the Friends of Humanity. After comparing notes with Jill Stacy of the Order of the Guardian (and thanks to Vinnie's own investigating), Elisa determines that it was Khulan who took Goliath.
That night, Angela orders the clan to watch for Quarrymen activity before a midnight raid on the brownstore to kidnap the infant Jackson Castaway; the clan protests but Angela's decision is final. As the clan flies off, Elisa calls to warn Angela about Khulan... and Angela already plots against Elisa. But before Elisa can leave her apartment, she is confronted by Cordelia who tells Elisa that Demona has been controlling Angela for months, and that she wants to help save her and defeat Demona. Patching the Manhattan Clan into a call, they plot a means of defeating Demona, and Cordelia pretends to capture Elisa to bring as tribute to Demona, and begs for a chance to rejoin her. Elisa tries to take Demona out, but is spotted... the rest of the clan bursts in and battles Demona's army, who while skilled are outmatched. Gnash and Fu-Dog free Broadway and Boudicca and they immediately begin tracking the eggs. Elisa frees Goliath, and as Demona and Angela are nearly cornered, Cordelia rips the ruby choker from Angela's neck, freeing her. Angela attacks Demona with all her anger and guilt before throwing her into the East River.
The gargoyles and Cordelia immediately head for Demona's townhouse to recover the eggs, but arrive only after Demona and her Talon have already come and gone, removing all of Demona's weapons, magical tomes and talismans and ONE egg. Broadway and Angela have an awkward and painful reunion as the gargoyles relocate back to the castle and return the eggs to the rookery. A guilt-stricken Angela retreats to the library where she confesses to Brooklyn that she wasn't being controlled, but that she had all of Demona's memories and her own darkest instincts had been brought to the forefront... Brooklyn then tells her that in the future, Demona will help save the world and find true redemption. A struck Angela asks why he's telling her this, and he says it's so she can learn to forgive herself. In uptown Manhattan, Demona moves into Khulan's mansion, and although she has an egg and enough servants to satisfy her every need, she thinks about Angela and what she's done and cries.
As this happens, Thailog plots his master plan to sell immortality to the world, and Hacker and Tamora recruit Sarah Browne into the Illuminati to keep the Quarrymen on the course they've set for them. Cordelia is welcomed by Delilah and Talon into the Labyrinth.
We learn that, since Natsilane and Beth Maza died on December 21st in the Temple of Ah Pukuh, the God of Unnatural Death took their souls captive in the realm of Xibalba rather than allowed them to pass on. As an hour on Earth is 24 in Xibalba, the two Knights were tormented there, not realizing they were dead, for centuries. They unconsciously called out to the other Knights through their dreams, so they headed to Guatemala to investigate, meeting up with the Mayan Clan. Obsidiana turned out to be familiar with Xibalba, having ventured there as a child, and guided Arthur and the Knights to find Nick/Beth. Ah Pukuh and his Lords of Death minions waylaid them, forcing them all to relive their personal regrets and sins.
But Griff, having made personal peace with his own past and - as a gargoyle - immune to Third Race magic by Oberon's post-Mab War decrees, managed to break free and broke out the other Knights as well, eventually finding Nick/Beth and freeing them too. But Ah Pukuh revealed his secret weapon - the spirit of the Child of Mab Huitzilopochtli, who was killed by Nick on Avalon and granted a chance at revival if he destroyed the Knights. As a Spirit he was immune to their attacks, but Nick/Beth could fight him off, and were soon joined by the surprise cavalry of ALL the deceased Knights of the Round Table, who had been summoned to aid Arthur by Merlin.
They fought off the Hummingbird, took Nick/Beth's Spirits to join them in the afterlife, and allowed the living Knights to escape... but not before giving Beth's Spirit a brief, last chance to see her children, and thank her sister for taking care of them.
Angela starts seeking therapy with Dr. Kafka while Broadway spends his night guarding the eggs in penance until Brooklyn forces him out on patrol. As they glide near the newly rebuilt Nightstone Unlimited skyscraper, they have an encounter with Tamora, who turns out to have had a romantic history with Brooklyn during his time dancing before she joined the Illuminati. After Brooklyn does not hesitate to talk to Katana about this, Broadway and Angela have a heart-to-heart conversation and agree to work through this. Later, Xanatos arranges a vacation for them both up at Xanadu.
Xanatos also arranges Felicia Hardy's freedom and brings her back into his service to serve as a thief for him against his competitors. Meanwhile, Peter Parker and Mary Jane try to find a way for Sarah Stacy to live, and determined that she won't die in six months, Peter calls Dr. Curt Connors.
The Moon Knight RisesProspero was approached by Isis at Cleopatra's needle, who offered him the Scroll of Thoth in exchange for aiding in resurrecting her husband, Osiris. Isis had spent over a year gathering the various talismans containing Osiris' essence, including the Left Hand of Osiris formerly worn by Baron Strucker, all she required was a mortal sorcerer to invoke Osiris' power. While Prospero intended to halt his daughter's continuing deterioration by using the scroll to create an Avatar of Khonshu... the Egyptian God of Time and the Moon.
Meanwhile, Marc Spector, S.H.I.E.L.D's newest deputy director, conceived a plan to infiltrate New Camelot. All he needed was an opportunity for one of their agents to prove their heroism in front of Arthur. When he learned that Prospero went to Tombstone looking for a volunteer to become Khonshu's Avatar, and the latest super-villain on the Big Man's payroll, it's seemed like just the opportunity Agent Spector had been looking for.
While all this is happening, Prospero nears the end of his patience with his latest apprentice, Quentin Beck AKA Mysterio. Prospero had been hired by Doctor Octopus (after much convincing) to take on Mysterio as pupil. But Mysterio's utter ineptitude at true sorcery, and his tendency to accidentally set fire to Prospero's library, pushed the ageless sorcerer to his limit. After speaking with Doc Ock, Prospero (after much convincing) agrees to give Mysterio one last chance to redeem himself... by assisting in the Avatar ceremony.
Everything came to a head at the next full moon, when Prospero, Dr. Octopus, Mysterio and Shocker gathered for the ritual. Prospero succeeded in transforming Shocker into the Avatar of Khonshu just before either Arthur and his knights or Agents Spector and Coulson can intervene. Dubbing himself Time-Shock, NYC's newest supervillain used his new time manipulation powers to wreck havoc on our heroes. Fortunately, Agent Spector was able to use the Scroll of Thoth and his own eidetic memory to replicate Prospero's spell, transforming himself into the new Avatar of Khonshu.
Unfortunately for Agent Spector, Mysterio inadvertently destroyed the Scroll of Thoth ensuing battle, leaving Marc and Khonshu no way to separate themselves. After Prospero, Octavius and Beck have made their escape, an impressed Arthur wastes little time in dubbing his new ally Sir Marc Spector... The Moon Knight.
Meanwhile, a thousand miles away in the shadow of the Great Pyramid... Osiris lived again.
Murder on the Oriental Zeta TubeAs the summer production of Shakespeare In the Park comes to an end, Lunette finally performs on stage. While she receives bad reviews she is determined to keep acting. But after her debut performances, Goliath leaves for New Camelot with Delilah, and Cordelia as the Labyrinth Clan has finally decided to join the Gargoyle Nation, and Cordelia is to stand as a witness in Reichsadler's trial. But before leaving, Cordelia is visited by Thailog who speaks his control code which sends her into a trance and he gives her instructions.
Upon arriving, the clones are greeted with suspicion and hostility from the likes of Praetor, the leader of the Pukhan Clan, and the leader of the Xanadu Clan... who is murdered by an unknown assailant later that night. Goliath and Griff immediately mount an investigation which quickly rules out Cordelia, Reichsadler and other suspects. Eventually, the murderer is revealed to be Proteus who snuck into New Camelot weeks ago. Proteus is quickly captured, and in the aftermath it is revealed that he was working with Periclymenus who has recently been inducted into the Illuminati along with the second in command of the Xanadu Clan who was inducted by the Mandarin. Now all the known clans are part of the Gargoyle Nation, and will soon be under the Society's influence.
Shortly after, the Labyrinth Clan is officially inducted into the Gargoyle Nation and Reichsadler is put on trial, showing no remorse for his actions. Cordelia speaks on his behalf, but he is sentenced to life in prison. Afterwards, thanks to a deal made by New Camelot and the Redemption Squad, Reichsadler is recruited into the team, to be judged by Yama as his warden.
Goliath, Delilah and Cordelia return to Manhattan and Cordelia, seemingly in grief over not being able to see Reichsadler one more time flies off, but she falls back into her trance and heads to Nightstone Unlimited where she gives Thailog a capsule with several robotic mosquitoes she used to steal DNA samples from each clan leader. He sends her back to the Labyrinth with no memory of him or their dealings.
Intermission IIIThe next several months were relatively quiet, Sarah Stacy, Mary Jane, and Peter Parker become friends, with Sarah making romantic plays on Peter... ultimately resulting in Mary Jane ending their relationship as Peter begins to see Sarah as a substitute for Gwen, and MJ won't play second fiddle. Around this time, Felicia Hardy is released from prison where she is given experimental enhancements from Xanatos in order to function as the Black Cat again, and sent to be Xanatos's spy inside Nightstone Unlimited, posing as a maintenance worker... as word of Thailog's latest project has 'intrigued' him, meanwhile the audience learns that Petros Xanatos is dying. Thailog purchases the property surrounding Into the Mystic in order to keep an eye on the London Clan.
Viper escapes from prison after being freed by several of her loyal troops, whom Sevarius upgraded into the Serpent Squad, and takes refuge at Khulan Borjigin's home where, much to Demona's lack of interest (as she spirited the egg and herself off to Paris), the Demon's Talon is folded into a resurgent HYDRA.
Meanwhile, Morgana le Fay completes her new army, lays siege to Avalon, defeats and imprisons Titania, claiming the island as her kingdom.
DesecrationDracula contacts to Demona, offering her a small stash of Atlantean crystals in exchange for creating a Praying Vampire that would make Vlad and his vampire spawn nearly invincible. Demona completes the Praying Vampire in a blasphemous ritual involving the massacre of an entire Franciscan monastery. Demona has also secretly implanted a small explosive device in the statue to be used once Vlad has outlived his usefulness to her.
With Bathory, Baron Blood and a reluctant Morbius at his side, Vlad sets his sights on the conquest of Britain. Intending to use the Praying Vampire to transform it into a homeland for his Vampire Nation. Unknown to Vlad, Demona has already contacted Old Pog of the London Clan, warning him of the Vampire Lord's plot and providing him with the detonator for the bomb hidden in the Praying Vampire.
Things come to ahead as the London Clan confronts the Vampire Nation at Carfax Abby. Old Pog and Vlad face off, the veteran gargoyle warrior stabbing the Lord of Vampires through the heart, seemingly to no effect. Only when Vlad attempts to turn Pog, does the London Gargoyle reveal his trump card, the detonator provided by Demona (who was once a friend). As the Praying Vampire is blown to pieces, both gargoyle and vampire begin crumbling into dust.
In the wake of Vlad's true death, Bathory and the remaining vampires flee swearing vengeance and the London Clan return home to prepare Pog's Wind Ceremony. Later, in the now abandoned and desecrated Carfax Abby, the remains of the Praying Vampire begin to regenerate.
RecruitedAs July Fourth came to a close, Axel Asher stepped into a Zeta Tube...and so did Axel Asher. The combination of the same person on two worlds, connected by Thomeheb's Gateway, traveling at the same time had unexpected effects...namely, these. A new reality, fused between the SpecGargsVerse and Earth-16 was created, removing most alien characters from being present and merging disparate points in time from the various series. Some who had died were alive again, and others who hadn't died yet suddenly already were.
Three weeks later, an Axel Asher, an amalgam of both of the originals, emerged from a Zeta Tube and was discovered by Captain Atom. Not long after that, Montmarte was dropped off by the Phoenix, the only member of his clan still extant in this amalgamated universe. Eventually, the two of them came together along with Doctor Stephen Strange Sr. and Doctor Fate. The Mortal and Immortal Sorcerers Supreme came to an accord and combined forces, releasing Zatara from his duties and becoming Doctor Strangefate, another composite being with memories of multiple realities. As all this was going on, Alanna and Adam Strange returned from space with dire news; an invasion had taken place, devastating Rann. The invaders were known only...as the Space-Spawn.
After Axel pointed out the differences in time as well as the disappearances to members of the League and the Team (problems which had to be continually reminded about as most people's minds tended to forget), allies were gathered to deal with the problem...namely, that this new universe was unstable and likely to collapse soon. Indeed, the Light were already planning for such an inevitability with their Partner, Darkseid. As the Light pursued the course of maintaining the status quo, the League and Axel's group began to search for the cause of these problems.
While these major concerns were being dealt with, life as usual continued on for this merged reality. King Arthur and Griff continued their search for Merlin and new allies, coming into contact with the former Knight Jason Blood, still bound to Merlin's demonic half-brother Etrigan. Klarion alongside the Light's Enforcers, consisting of the just-recovered Deathstroke, Talia, Silver Sable, and Coldsteel enhanced with a Father Box, attacked Blood's home, stealing the Arcana Myrddin from him as well as forcing Etrigan to emerge. While King Arthur and Sir Griff managed to stop the Avatar's rampage, Klarion and the Enforcers all escaped.
A few weeks later, Batman and Batgirl, alongside Angela, Broadway, Lexington, and Guardian, broke up a meeting between Demona, now part of the Light, and Cordelia with Drs. Sevarius and Crane who had developed a new Fear Plague. Unfortunately, all escaped in the chaos caused when The Phantasm appeared and blanketed everyone with the Fear Plague via her smoke. At the same time, the new Sinister Sixteen were ordered to cause distractions in New York to keep both the League and the rest of the Manhattan Clan occupied. If the gargoyles had not been immune to the Fear Plague (though they remained carriers until the carrier virus was eliminated), the humans that had been exposed would not have been taken to get help in time back at Wayne Manor...where a guest awaited a word with Bruce Wayne...Nerissa.
Nerissa had been a witness to the alteration of reality around her yet was untouched by it herself thanks to not being native. She stood with the group looking to save reality, ostensibly seeking to help, but while the rest continued their attempts to restore things to the way they were, Nerissa instead went on a quest for the Hearts affected by the amalgamation, supposedly to protect them from any further potential damage. She was accompanied by Zatanna and, eventually, the two met Firebrand, another universal outsider like Nerissa, saving him from a foolish attack upon a group of Quarrymen, and convinced him to aid them.
It had been discovered that the Gateways had somehow become resonant with one another one in Central City, the other in Paris and the warping between them was the cause of the universal merging. The warping energies were eventually moved to the Watchtower but at great cost...for The Light and their Partner had seen fit to revive Queen Mab, still alive in this new reality and made aware of her demise in the previous one, with the tome stolen from Jason Blood. Determined not to suffer the same fate, Queen Mab infiltrated the merged Gateway Room. Utilizing the warping effects to be in both cities simultaneously, she grew to immense size in both Central City and Paris and destroyed both cities with power equivalent to a nuclear device, killing Barry and Bart Allen along with millions of others as well as throwing Captain Atom forward into 2198.
Even the Watchtower would turn out not to be secure enough as the Enforcers of the Light invaded and took the station (and thus the warp) thanks to the merger of the Zeta Tube systems Riddler discovered a backdoor through the Gateway Dynamics programming. However, Axel managed to save himself and the just-married Adam Strange by utilizing the warp itself to escape back to Earth. However now, not only were the Light's Enforcers in possession of the Watchtower, they were soon supplemented by the Sinister Sixteen, led by the returned Green Goblin.
The League and their allies, including Tony Stark of the Avengers, began to prepare for a final assault to retake the Watchtower as the Light began to withdraw to Apokolips. Demona, having already failed to convince Angela to come with her and be saved, chose this moment to betray the rest of the Light and use the stone by night spell from the Grimorum once again. Unfortunately, she was not prepared to deal with Darkseid, who quickly set fire to the skies overhead and released the other members of the Light. As it turned out, the others were also prepared for this betrayal. Queen Bee had enthralled Macbeth some time ago and, thanks to her pheromonal powers, the two immortals killed one another. It was also around this time that the universe began its final collapse and Nerissa discovered a strange island in the Caribbean Sea an amalgam of Avalon and Brigadoon, the mystical isles from each world, and the location of the merged Hearts.
Zatanna's memories of the show W.I.T.C.H. were restored in the presence of the Hearts and she faced Nerissa before the former Guardian could absorb the two Hearts into her seal, eventually emerging triumphant thanks to a well-timed spell allowing for the return of Superboy and Miss Martian. In the meantime, the League, Team, and other allies began their assault, though the universal decay caused strange alterations to many of them. The Alpha Squad led the charge with a massive strike force of Cybots supplied by Halcyon Renard himself and space vehicles provided by Iron Man. The Beta Squad came through the Zeta Tubes after control was retaken by The Atom using a systems override. As the tide turned, it became clear that these two groups were merely distractions from the real attempt Omega Squad, consisting of Tigress, Spider-Man (now officially a Team member, having admitted his secret identity to Aunt May), Broadway, Angela, Lexington, Batgirl, Axel Asher, Adam Strange, Montmarte, Brooklyn, Bronx, Fu-Dog, and Wolf, heading surreptitiously for the warp.
It was at this point that Queen Mab reappeared on the Watchtower, growing to a more significant size than when she had killed Bumblebee earlier. However, this time she was confronted by Strangefate. The combined powers of Nabu and Stephen Strange proved to be a match for the mad queen as the Green Goblin fled to confront Omega Squad and Boom Tubes opened throughout the Watchtower, disgorging a legion of Parademons. Still, the various "distractions" continued to fight on against the new opposition along with any remaining members of the Pumpkinheads, Thailog Shock Troops, Talon Commandos, the Sinister Sixteen, and the Light's Enforcers. Black Canary herself was so impressed by the actions of King Arthur and his Knights (now including the Shining and Black Knights) in the fight that she told the King to consider themselves all League, come what may.
The Goblin presented the corpses of Macbeth and Demona to Angela, causing some of Omega to split off to chase after him. In the end, Angela kept herself from killing Osborn in cold blood, but the cost was terrible Goliath himself was slain as the Goblin escaped via Boom Tube. In the meantime, Dr. Strangefate managed to trap Queen Mab in a crystal prison after a lengthy magical battle that very nearly killed his mortal half. And finally, the rest of Omega Squad reached the warp...only to find it secured by a huge number of Parademons and the Joker himself. Joker immediately killed Artemis and went after the rest, looking forward to the ultimate cosmic joke of Oblivion.
In the end, the Phantasm saved the group, appearing out of nowhere and impaling the Joker upon her scythe. As Andrea Beaumont and the just-arrived Bruce Wayne looked at one another for a brief moment, Axel Asher, now committed to his role as The Access, jumped into the warp holding a magical item prepared in advance by Dr. Strangefate...the Ambre Jeune Perdu. Montmarte and Brooklyn each took the other's hand and managed to summon the Phoenix to surround the warp and The Access while Adam Strange activated a special program for the Zeta Tubes all stations were activated by enhanced Zeta beams simultaneously. With the Phoenix covering time and the Zeta beams covering space, The Access drew the last remaining shard of the physical Gateways and split the Ambre Jeune Perdu in two, restoring the universes to their intended forms (though not without some problems remaining). In the last gasps of the merged reality, the Spectre makes its vengeance known to both The Green Goblin, consigning him back to the death he suffered, and Queen Mab, transforming her into an ant that is killed by a colony that considers her an invader.
On October 25th, in two re-separated universes, Demona awakens in her chateau, Barbara Gordon misses someone she can't recall, Lexington misses someone he CAN recall, Artemis Crock wakes up from a nightmare next to Wally West, and Elisa Maza celebrates an important anniversary alongside her beloved Goliath while the Batman searches for a now-missing Robin, the young Jason Todd...