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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.

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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.

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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.
  • 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.

     Gargoyles & Affiliated Characters 

The Manhattan Clan

Goliath:

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Leader of the Manhattan Clan. Goliath was chosen by the leaders of the London, Mayan and Ishimura clans to act as overall Leader of the newly formed Gargoyle Nation.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Elisa Maza:

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A detective with the NYPD's 23rd precinct, Elisa is the first friend the gargoyles make after the curse is broken. As such, she takes it upon herself to introduce them to their new world. She becomes very close to them, particularly Goliath, and is now considered a part of the clan.

  • 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.

Hudson

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Previous leader of the Wyvern clan. Now spends most of his days watching television and enjoying his well-earned rest.

  • 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.

Brooklyn

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Goliath's second-in-command. While once impetuous and a thrill seeker, Brooklyn soon grows into his reluctant role as the secondary leader and becomes more serious and a skilled tactician.

Angela Avalon

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Goliath and Demona's biological daughter. Born and raised on Avalon, she joins Goliath in order to see what the world outside is like and to better know her father, Goliath.

  • 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...

Lexington:

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A gargoyle with a gift for technology.

  • 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.

Broadway

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A Big Eater who develops a liking for detective movies and literature.

  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Broadway isn't exactly ugly, but Angela's hotness more than qualifies them for this trope.

Katana

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Brooklyn's mate from Edo Period Ishimura.

  • 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.

Coldstone

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Goliath's rookery brother, created by a combination of science and sorcery when his shattered stone pieces were reanimated and combined with cybernetics.

  • 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.

Nashville/Gnash

Brooklyn and Katana's biological son.

  • 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.

Tachi

Brooklyn and Katana's biological daughter.

  • 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/Amp

Left 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.

Lunette

A female gargoyle from London, she moved to Manhattan to be with Gnash and pursue acting.

Bronx:

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The first gargoyle beast of the Manhattan Clan.

Fu-Dog:

Brooklyn's gargoyle beast originally from the Xanadu Clan.

Boudicca

A gargoyle beast originally from Avalon.

  • Happily Mated: To Bronx - their first egg is in the Manhattan Rookery.
  • Team Pet: formerly for the Avalon Clan.

Nightstone Unlimited

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Demona/Dominique Destine

Once 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Face–Heel 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.
  • Heel–Face 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."

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[[ Thailog/Alexander Thailog]]

Goliath's clone, designed to combine his physical attributes with Xanatos' intelligence and ruthlessness.

  • Badass: Outsmarting Xanatos certainly qualifies him.
  • 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.

Brentwood

A clone of Lexington, who used his freewill to choose to follow Thailog.

  • 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 Regan

Twin Angela clones who function as Thailog's bodyguards.

Thailog Shock Troops

An army of Goliath clones with cybernetic brains to ensure obedience.

Talon Commandos

An army of mutates with cybernetic brains to ensure obedience.

Archangela/Shock Trooper Unit Zero

The Notre Dame Clan

An alternative version of the clan.

Behemoth

An Alternate Universe counterpart to Goliath.

MontmarteAn Alternate Universe counterpart to Brooklyn.

  • 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.

Montparnasse

An Alternate Universe counterpart to Broadway.

Angelique

An 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.

Seine

An Alternate Universe counterpart to Hudson.

Champs-Élysées

An Alternate Universe counterpart to Lexington.

Diabolique

An 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 Bank

An Alternate Universe counterpart to Bronx.

Avalon Clan

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Princess Katharine

The ruler of Castle Wyvern. She initially fears the gargoyles and only begrudgingly allows them to stay and defend the castle. After Goliath saves her life from Hakon, she comes to see the error of her ways and does her best to defend the eggs from the gargoyle rookery, moving them to the magical island of Avalon and raising them as her own children.

  • 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.
  • May–December Romance: With Tom.
  • Promotion to Parent: After agreeing to help raise the gargoyle eggs.
  • Royal Brat: As a child, pre-character development.

Guardian/Tom

A young boy who befriends the gargoyles at Castle Wyvern. After the Wyvern massacre he accompanies Princess Katharine and the Magus to the mystical island of Avalon to tend to the surviving gargoyle eggs.

  • Badass 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.
  • May–December 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.

Gabriel

Ophelia

  • Happily Mated: To Gabriel; their first egg is in the Manhattan Rookery along with the rest of the Avalon Clan's eggs.

Anauel

Uriel

Michaela

  • Action Girl: Is implied heavily to be this; her mate, Uriel likes her for this very reason.

Samael

Raphael

Michael

Nasargiel

Labyrinth Clan and Dwellers

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[[ 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.

Malibu

Brooklyn's clone.

  • 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.

Hollywood

Broadway's clone.

Burbank

Hudson's clone.

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Cordelia

A clone of Angela programmed by Demona to be the daughter she thought she wanted.

  • 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.
  • Heel–Face 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.

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Talon/Derek Maza

Elisa's younger brother. He starts out as a pilot in the NY police force, but is manipulated into becoming Xanatos's helicopter pilot late in the first season. Xanatos and Anton Sevarius later use him as a test subject in their experiments to create their own gargoyle-like beings, resulting in Derek being mutated into a panther/bat/eel hybrid and renaming himself "Talon". He becomes the leader of the Labyrinth Clan, providing homes and protection for the homeless of New York.

  • 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.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Several times. Xanatos manages to turn him against both his sister and the gargoyles for a distressingly long time.

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Maggie the Cat/Maggie Reed

A 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.

Claw

Another one of the mutates. The trauma surrounding his transformation left him mute.

Thug

A mutate alligator.

  • Taken for Granite: He's been turned to stone by the Grey Gargoyle. There is still no cure.

Benny & Erin

Two 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]]

The Mayan Clan

Zafiro

The leader of the Mayan Clan.

Obsidiana

Zafiro's mate

  • 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.

Turquesa

The second-in-command of the Mayan Clan

Jade

The Ishimuran Clan

Kai

The leader of the Ishimuran Clan.

Sora

The London Clan

Una

The former leader of the London Clan, and Leo's mate.

Constance/Coco

The current leader of the London Clan.

Leo

Una's mate, and one of the London Clan's principal figures of authority.

Old Pog

The London Clan's eldest member.

Amanda Collins

Close 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

Second of the Xanadu Clan

Demona's Fu-Dog

A 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

The Ultra-Pack

Coyote

Coyote is a super intelligent robot, wearing half of Xanatos's face.

  • 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).

Wolf

Descended from Hakon, Wolf the werewolf member of the Ultra-Pack, first upgraded by science and later by sorcery.

Jackal

A sociopathic cyborg, Jackal has been upgraded into a minor avatar of Anubis.

Hyena

A psychopathic cyborg, Hyena has been transformed into a vampire during her last upgrade.

Tasmanian Tiger

A young, wealthy man who has become a supervillain for the thrill of it.

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Xanatos Enterprises

David Xanatos

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Billionaire responsible for breaking the Magus' spell over the Gargoyles. Determined, practical and brilliant, he searches for eternal life and comfort, and finds something altogether different.

  • 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-Heel–Face 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...
  • Badass Normal: He can hold his own with Goliath and even Oberon with his own gadgets and know-how.
  • Berserk Button: Quite subtle, but Hudson's needling him about being terrified of growing old does seem to push a few key places.
  • 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.)
  • "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....

Owen Burnett/Puck

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Xanatos' right-hand man and confidant. Smart, capable and loyal — the perfect employee. He's actually Puck, a trickster spirit that became Owen for kicks, and because Xanatos is "many things, but never boring."

  • 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".

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Fox

Xanatos' true love and equal. Formerly Janine Renard, she legally changed her name to Fox.

  • 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.
  • 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 Xanatos

Xanatos' and Fox's son.

Petros Xanatos

Xanatos' father.

Bruno

The head of the Xanatos Enterprises Security Force.

  • 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.

Elaine

A 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 Clan

Xanatos's army of robots designed to resemble Goliath.

Iron Clan

Like the Steel Clan but bigger, made of iron, and mostly used to defend against Children of Oberon.

NYC Supervillains

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The Green Goblin / Norman Osborn

Norman 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."
  • 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...
  • 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.

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Dr. Octopus/Otto Octavius / Master Planner

A 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.

Coldsteel

Coldstone and Coldfire's evil brother's soul trapped within a robotic shell. He lusts for Coldfire.

  • 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.
  • Narcissist: "It is a handsome automaton."

The Green Goblin II / Harry Osborn

Norman Osborn's son, and Peter Parker's best friend. Harry Osborn is a troubled soul... who has become the second Green Goblin

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Vulture/Adrian Toomes

A scientist who invented techflight, now flys with a winged harness as the Vulture.

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Mysterio/Quentin Beck

A former actor and special effects wizard turned supervillain.

  • 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

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Shocker/Montana

The leader of the Enforcers.

  • 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).

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Electro/Max Dillon

A supervillain who constantly generates electricity.
  • 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 Mason

An inventor for hire with a talent for robotics.

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Black Cat/Felicia Hardy

An infamous cat burglar, who has a crush on Spider-Man.

  • 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.

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Rhino/Alex O'Hirn

A bruiser of a thug wearing indestructible and non-removable armor, making him perhaps the strongest human in the city.

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Kraven the Hunter/Sergei Kravenoff

A 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.

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Chameleon

A super spy and master of disguise.

  • The Blank: A variation: He has visible eyes and a mouth, just really no other facial features.

Homunculi

Mysterio'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 Kingsley

A 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.

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Molten Man/Mark Allan

Liz 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.

Fancy Dan/Ricochet

One of the Enforcers.

  • Badass Normal: Normal human with enough agility and marshal-arts expertise to incapacitate cops and fight blow-for-blow with Spider-Man...

Ox/Raymond Bloch

One 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...
  • The Quiet One: Less talkative than his fellow enforcers Fancy Dan and Montana.
Super Strength: Amplified further by his suit.

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Calypso Ezili

Kraven the Hunter's love, and a powerful voodoo priestess.

  • The Woman Behind the Man: The woman behind Kraven, and while Xanatos controls the Ultra-Pack, she arranged for their magical upgrades.

Dr. Miles Warren

A corrupt biologist formerly under Norman Osborn's employ.

Carnage/Cletus Kasady

A dangerous serial killer bonded with an alien symbiote.

  • 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 Gargan

A former private eye, mutated into a scorpion-like creature thanks to the machinations of the Green Goblin.

Hydro-Man/Morris Bench

A former demolitions expert, transformed by magic into a being with the ability to control water.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kaine

A disfigured and more powerful clone of Spider-Man

  • 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.

HYDRA

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They used to be a science and terror division of the Nazis, created by the Red Skull to perform forbidden experiments and seek the power of the gods, to help the Nazis win the war. They survived the end of the war and continued their plans to take over the world over the last several decades, and although they faded from the public eye for a time, recently they made a comeback.

  • 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.
  • We Have Reserves: And HOW! Hydra has lost literally tens of thousands of personnel on-screen over the course of its existence.

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Red Skull/Johann Schmidt/Dell Rusk

The opposite number and greatest enemy of Captain America. A super soldier who founded HYDRA, before his schemes were stopped by Captain America and his sidekick, Bucky. Unfortunately, he lived on to survive another day, while Captain America lost his closest friend and plunged into the icy arctic waters. In the present day, he has disguised himself as the US Secretary of Defense.

  • 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.

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Baron Wolfgang von Strucker

The 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.

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Madame Viper/Madame Hydra/Ophelia Sarkissian

One of the leading figures in the terrorist organization HYDRA and a notorious international terrorist, Viper, is an Ax-Crazy psychopath and a nihilistic lunatic who frequently engages in attempted mass murder schemes that have no obvious benefit.

  • 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.

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Grim Reaper/Eric Williams

A 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.

  • The Dragon: To Strucker, at one point. Time will tell where he fits in the "corporate hierarchy" now.

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Reichsadler

A 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.

Fafnir

A hydra egg stolen by HYDRA and raised to be a pet to both Baron Strucker and Reichsadler.

HYDRA Stormtroopers

Other supervillains

The Lizard/Dr. Curtis Connors

A mentor to Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, and Eddie Brock, and husband to Martha Connors. He once used lizard DNA to try and regrow his lost arm, and turned into a Half-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.

Dr. Martha Connors

Wife of Curt Connors, and a talented biologist in her own right. Due to issues with Curt's professional reputation, she's become something of The Face of the pair in the academic establishment.

Tem Borjigin/The Mandarin

A 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.

Whiplash

Another daughter of The Mandarin, this one serves as the primary assassin for his Ten Rings.

The Wendigo

A prisoner aboard The Raft, transformed via unknown means into a cannibalistic monster.

Paul St. Pierre/Grey Gargoyle

A 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 Vanko

A man out for revenge against Tony Stark for the sins of his father.

The Illuminati

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The Illuminati are an ancient secret society said to secretly rule and manipulate the world. Initially the Illuminati are treated as just one of Matt Bluestone's many crackpot conspiracy theories, but as the series progresses they turn out to be quite real. Some of the central antagonists of the series are members, including Xanatos, who is a lower-echelon member. Ponder that.

  • 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.

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Peredur fab Ragnal

The 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.

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Duval

One 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.

Quincy Hemings

The Chief Steward of the White House, and one of two Twos in the Illuminati.

  • Almighty Janitor: Essentially a glorified waiter, and also one of the most powerful people in the world.

Mycroft Holmes

The brother of famed detective Sherlock Holmes and manager of the Diogenes Club: a hideaway for numerous other Illuminati in Britain.

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[[ Tamora]]

A female gargoyle from an unknown clan and a very high-ranking member of the Illuminati.

Juan Ponce de León

Guardian of THE Fountain of Youth.

  • Powered Armor: And the hydraulics in the armor are powered by Fountain Water, amplifying its abilities even further.

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Shari/Scheherazade

A 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.

Nicolas Flamel

An 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.

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Madame Serena/Nimue

To 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 Prometheus

The 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 Canmore

A 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.

Falstaff

The Illuminati's treasurer and the self-styled "King of Thieves". He was Dingo's mentor and father figure while growing up, after the unfortunate passing of Dingo's mother. Her death 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.

M. Gisborne

An Illuminatus of Indian descent, and owner of a wildlife preserve.

  • The Beastmaster: So far, has been shown to surround himself with wolves, panthers, and pythons among others.

John Clayton, Lord Greystoke

Game Warden and owner of the Clayton Game Preserve in Africa.

Jane Clayton, Lady Greystoke

The 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 Osborn

The 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.

Megumi Shirakawa

Taro's majordomo and an Illuminatus.

New York Police Department/Gargoyle Taskforce/Supervillain Taskforce:

Matt Bluestone

Elisa Maza's partner, and the head of the Gargoyles Taskforce.

Morgan MorganA uniformed beat cop and a member of the Gargoyle Taskforce.

Tri Chung

A detective and member of the Gargoyle Taskforce.

Cedric Harris

Tri 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 Yale

An 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.

Special Agent Martin Hacker

Matt 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 Chavez

The captain of detectives in Elisa's precinct.

Captain George Stacy

Gwen Stacy's father, and a captain in the NYPD.

Jean De Wolff

A 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.

Stan Carter

A beat cop and member of the Supervillain Taskforce.

  • Police Brutality: Has gotten into a lot of trouble for this, but never enough to get him kicked off the force.

Haile O'Connor

An obnoxiously unprofessional coroner with the NYPD.

  • Brother–Sister 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.

Marvel Heroes

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

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Bitten by a genetically altered spider, Peter Parker became the Spectacular Spider-Man, and saves lives throughout New York City after learning the hard way that with great power comes great responsibility.
  • 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.
  • 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.

General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross

A two-star general in the U.S. Air Force.

  • General Ripper: Subverted. He certainly acts the part, but actually rather sane compared to most depictions of him in official Marvel media.

Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew

A former agent of HYDRA who willingly participated in an experiment by the Green Goblin to reproduce Spider-Man's powers. After all was said and done she ended up in the year 2198 thanks to an intervention by the Phoenix.

Arthur Stacy

A Chief Inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service. Currently head of the Royal Gargoyle Defense Team, the London counterpart to the NYPD's Gargoyle Taskforce.

Jill Stacy

The daughter of Arthur Stacy, and cousin of Gwen. Coming to New York in order to help set her family's affairs in order resulted in her ending up on a Skiff with Griff, a mess of adventures on their own "World Tour," and ultimately her deciding to found the Order of the Guardian in the modern age.

  • 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" Stark

The 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.

  • 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.

Virginia "Pepper" Potts

Tony's personal assistant, and about the only person on the planet capable of putting up with him for extended periods.

LtCol James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes/War Machine

A friend of Tony's in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Happy Hogan

The man who "rescued" Tony Stark after his abduction, now his driver and "bodyguard."

J.A.R.V.I.S. 1.0

A personality interface for Tony Stark's computer systems, patterned after the late Stark family butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Tyrone Johnson/Cloak

A young homeless man who was mutated by Sevarius using DNA from the 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.

Tandy Bowen/Dagger

A teenage runaway from Cleveland who was mutated by Sevarius using DNA from the New Olympian Lord Jove. Along with Cloak, she escaped and the two tried to become Vigilante Heroes, though with not a lot of luck.

Professor Ho Yinsen

A 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 Fury

The former director of SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division).

Agent Philip Coulson

An 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.

Agent Maria Hill

The current director of SHIELD.

Marc Spector

A 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 Jameson

The 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.

Joe Robertson

The current publisher of the Daily Bugle.

Frederick Foswell/Patch

A journalist at the Daily Bugle who reports on the city's seedy underbelly. He has an alter-ego named Patch.

Ned Lee

A reporter who was believed to be the Hobgoblin.

Betty Brant

A 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 Chung

The son of Ambassador Amanda Chung, a close friend to the New Olympians and to Sphinx, more than a friend.

Travis Marshall

A reporter for WVRN, and the anchorman for Nightwatch.

Dr. Jay Sato

A 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.

Ambassador Amanda Chung

Terry Chung's mother, and an ambassador to New Olympus.

Brendan Quarters

Margot Yale's ex-husband.

Judge Ian Roebling

A judge in New York City who married Xanatos and Fox and presided over Goliath's trial.

Fiona Finella and Mary Thomason

Two women from the Dark Ages, who now own WVRN.

Jeffrey MacClain Robbins

A former military man, blinded in action, and now a writer of some note, as well as a good friend to Hudson and the clan overall.

  • 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 Grigori

An 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.

Gwen Stacy

Peter Parker's first great love.

  • 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.

Mary Jane Watson

A 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Randy Robertson

Joe Robertson's son.

  • The Stoic: In a friendly, laid-back sort of way.

May Parker

Peter Parker's aunt.

[[ Dr. Ashley Kafka]]

A renowned psychiatrist and the head of Ravencroft Sanitarium.

Flash Thompson

Once he was the King of Midtown High, now he's a soldier in the United States Armed Forces.

Daniel Kingsley

Roderick Kingsley's submissive twin brother.

Sha Shan Nguyen

Flash Thompson's ex-girlfriend and Mary Jane's roommate.

Mayor Abigail Waters

The former mayor of New York.

[[ 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.

Liz Allan

The former queen of Midtown High, she now works as a nurse.

St. John Devereaux

Broadway 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.

Lester Mortify

A sleazy "journalist" working for supermarket tabloid the Daily Tattler.

  • 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 Barrison

A patient at Ravencroft Sanitarium.

Sarah Williams

The protagonist of Labyrinth, a human girl who years ago braved the Labyrinth in order to rescue her brother Toby.

Sarah Stacy/Fury the Goblin Knight

A 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 Vogel

The former aide-de-camp of Halcyon Renard, now serving in the same role for Alexander Fox Xanatos and Lexington.

New York City Organized Crime

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L. Thompson Lincoln/Tombstone/The Big Man of Crime

New York City's most powerful crime lord.

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Hammerhead

A 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" Manfredi

A former crime lord, Silvermane is spending his life in prison.

Blackie Gaxton

A bookie and well connected figure in the world of organized crime.

Tony Dracon

Once, he was the biggest up and coming crime lord in the city. Now he is Tombstone's front man.

  • 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.

Glasses

The Big Man's top lieutenant.

Tomas Brod

A Czech gangster.

Jack Dane

An old gangster who now works for Brod.

Quarrymen

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John Castaway

Formerly Jon Canmore, John Castaway is the leader of the Quarrymen and seeks to destroy all gargoyles.

  • 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.

Banquo

A 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.

Fleance

A mercenary employed by the Quarrymen.

Sarah Browne

A middle-aged mother of two, Sarah Browne joined the Quarrymen to protect her children from the gargoyles.

Lou and Chaz

Two thugs who joined the Quarrymen.

Sally Avril

A former cheerleader, Sally Avril joined the Quarrymen and works as John Castaway's secretary.

  • 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.

Other Villains:

Macbeth

An 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.

  • Death Seeker: Not as much now as a couple decades ago, but he still retains shades of it.
  • 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.

Dracula

The vampire count written of in Dracula. It's stated at one point that the Spectacular Gargoyles version of Bram Stoker wrote the novel as a warning to the public... and let's just say Vlad thoroughly necessitates one.

  • 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.

Dr. Anton Sevarius

A geneticist for hire, he analyzes genetic material extracted from out-of-Universe subjects. And, more often than common sense would probably dictate... clones them.

Robotic Mosquitoes

Small probes designed to extract genetic material without being noticed.

Agent H/Cosette

A terrorist fighting against The Illuminati (or as she calls them, the New World Order).

  • 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...

Prospero

A freelance sorcerer for hire.

Street Thugs

Some 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 Burglar

A willing prisoner on Rikers Island, serving out his time for the murder of Ben Parker.

Jason Canmore

The 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.

Taro Yamashita

The CEO of a Japanese conglomerate, Bushido Concepts, with designs to expand significantly across the globe.

  • 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 Concepts

A fleet of robots created by Tinkerer to protect Taro's "Project Orochi" excavation site.

Raksha/Lacunae Rahdon/Mary Beth Bishop

An 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 Borjigin

A 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 Nemo

Captain of the Nautilus II.

Martin Li

A crimelord in China, with connections to terrorist group the Ten Rings.

Knights of Vengeance

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Morgana le Fay/Gloriana

The 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.

  • 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 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.

Setebos

A Child of Oberon, identified with both the god worshipped by Sycorax in The Tempest and the demon Mephistopheles of Faust.

Dr. Johann Georg Faust

A scholar who made a deal with Setebos several centuries ago.

Countess Erzsébet Báthory

A 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 La

The 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.

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Venom/Eddie Brock

Formerly Peter Parker's "bro", Eddie Brock bonded with an alien symbiote rejected by Peter Parker to become the deranged villain, Venom.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Sometimes actually made Spidey scream at him to shut up. Think about it.

Todd "Tiger Shark" Arliss

A 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-Wolf

The 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.

Dr. Michael Morbius, The Living Vampire

A Greek grad student whose obsession with curing his own terminal blood illness played right into the hands of Morgana's and Sevarius' plans to tinker with vampire DNA. Now christened Morbius the Living Vampire, he's joined Morgana's Knights of Vengeance less because he believes in their goals... and more because he sees no other choice.

  • 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.

Orochi 2.0

  • Admiring the Abomination: You get the sense Taro really enjoyed seeing the totally-not-Mechaghidorah creation upon its big reveal.

The Redemption Squad

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A team made out of former villains and criminals, organized by persons unknown to hunt down dangerous criminals and battle the Illuminati Society.

Hunter/Robyn Canmore

The 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 Heel–Face Turn and became the leader of the Redemption Squad.

Dingo/Harry Monmouth

A 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.

Matrix

A 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.

Yama

Formerly 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.

Fang

One of Sevarius' first round of mutates. Initially a homeless man named Fred Sykes, he tried to wrest control of the Labyrinth from Talon, but ended up imprisoned there as a result. After fighting the Redemption Squad on their first real mission, he ended up joining the team.

  • 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.

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Sandman/Flint Marko

A 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 Heel–Face 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.

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Silver Sable/Sable Manfredi

Daughter 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.

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Victoria Hand

Formerly the Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Security at OsCorp, and then Nightstone Unlimited. She was eventually promoted to CEO of Nightstone Unlimited... a job that ended three days later when shew as taken away in handcuffs. In lieu of prison time, she was forced into serving as liaison to the Redemption Squad.

  • 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 Director

A mysterious civil servant to whom the Redemption Squad reports.

New Camelot

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King Arthur Pendragon

  • 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.

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Sir Griff

A gargoyle from London, Griff fought in the Battle of Britain and was brought to the year 1996 by a time-travelling Goliath. He would later become the first of King Arthur's new knights, travelling with him on many adventures.

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Merlin

The son of Lord Oberon by a human woman, Merlin has since become one of the greatest wizards in recorded history.

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Blanchefleur/Fleur

The estranged wife of Peredur, and the former Grail queen. Fleur left the Illuminati to become one of Arthur's knights.

The Master Matrix

William Stacy

A soldier from Colonial Era America, who betrayed The Illuminati in order to aid the Knights.

Rory Dugan/Cú Chulainn

The Reincarnation of the Irish hero Cú Chulainn.

  • Hulking Out: His Warp-Spasms, which temporarily transform him into a monstrous, uncontrollable rage-beast.

Nick/Natsilane

A descendant of Haida tribal chiefs on Queen Florence Island. After joining the Knights he married Beth Maza and had twins with her, but died in the line of duty to save the human race.

  • 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 Maza

Sister 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.

Fara Maku

A storyteller from Nigeria who asked the spider Anansi to transform him into a "were-panther" in order to keep his love Tea by his side. The two have reconciled, and now have a son together.

Tea Gora

Fara Maku's lover and now wife, who was also turned into a "were-panther" by Anansi's spell. The two have reconciled, and now have a son together.

  • 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 Namor

The proud prince of Atlantis, who joined the Knights after HYDRA attacked the lost city in order to fight them.

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Clint Barton/Hawkeye

A former agent of SHIELD who joined the Knights after they freed him from wrongful imprisonment on the Raft.

  • Purple Is Powerful: He must believe this, since his costume isn't exactly made for stealth.

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Black Widow/Natasha Romanov

Hawkeye'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

Dr. Joshua Sweet

Originally 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.

Peyton

Benu

Alce

Equus

Fauna

Berghest

An Irish gargoyle beast from the past, currently residing in New Camelot thanks to the intervention of the Phoenix.

The Soul of Sir Tristram of Lyoness

The 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 Children

Also known as the Third Race, and which is almost entirely composed of the deities from the various polytheistic pantheons.

Lord Oberon

The 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.

Queen Titania/Anastasia Renard

The wife of Oberon that divorced him and reconciled their relationship 1000 years later.

  • Evil Redhead: Well, "evil" is debatable, but Antagonistic Redhead, at least.

Odin

He and Heimdall are often collectively referred to as The Aesir.

Heimdall

Marduk

Former King of the Annunakai and patron deity of Babylon.

Ishtar

Goddess of Love and War.
  • Black Widow: Her paramours aren't known for their long life-expectancy.

Mušhuššu

Sacred Beast of Marduk, guardian of the Ishtar Gate and watchdog of the gods.

Nabu the Wise

Babylonian god of wisdom, son of Marduk and keeper of the Tablets of Destiny.

The Jade Emperor of Heaven

The 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 Djinn

A wish granting Djiinn bound to an iron lamp.

The Slave of the Ring

A 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 Pukuh

God 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 Underworld

Rulers of Xiabalba, the Mayan underworld.

Horus

Sun 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!!!

Set

God of Chaos, Deserts, and Storms. Also Horus' uncle and Co-Vassal
  • 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.

Anubis

The Egyptian God of Death.

Thoth

Hathor/Sekhmet

Goddess of Love/War and Horus' queen.

Ammut

Devourer of Souls

Isis

Goddess of Magic, mother of Horus and sister of Set

Sobek

The Crocodile God and son of Set.

Khonsu

God of Time and The Moon

Athena/Minerva

  • Rank Up: Recently-appointed Vassal for the Olympians after the deaths of her father and uncle.

Ares/Mars

Artemis/Diana

Poseidon/Neptune

Hermes/Mercury

Aphrodite/Venus

Zeus/Jupiter

Hades/Pluto

Nought

Chiron

Bres the Beautiful

Current 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.

The Banshee/Molly

Brigid

Celtic Goddess of Fire and Inspiration. Also the daughter of the Dagda and estranged wife to Bres.

The Dagda

Late High King of the Sidhe and vassal of Oberon.

Aillén mac Midgna/The Goblin of Tara

Bard to Prince Bres

The Weird Sisters

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

  • 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

Pele

A 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.

Jareth

The 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.

Coyote the Trickster

Ariel

Caliban

Anansi

Lady of the Lake

Raven

[[ The Green Knight

Grandmother

Tha

How Fear Came

Cobweb

Peaseblossom

Atlantes

Amar

Children of Mab

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Queen Mab

The 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.

Apophis

An enormous serpent from Egyptian Mythology, with a fervent desire to consume the sun - or, at minimum, a few Sun Gods.

Balor of the Evil Eye

King of the Fomorians, a race of giants in Irish Mythology, and a sworn enemy of the Dagda.

Cethlenn of the Crooked Teeth

Fomorian prophetess and widow of Balor of the Evil Eye.

Huitzilopochtli

A War God of Aztec Mythology, and one of the most bloodthirsty members of the Unseelie Court (which is really saying something).

  • Killed Off for Real: Had his heart carved out with iron weapons by Raven, Coyote, and Natsilane. Ouch.

Great Tiamat

An enormous serpent in Mesopotamian Mythology, with a remarkably ample sexual appetite. Also the mother of Kingu.

Typhon

The 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.

Der Erlkönig/The Alder King

The Erl-King, a terrifying German spirit with a taste for stealing away mortal children. With Mab, he is the father of both Lord Oberon and Maleficent. With Jadis, the White Witch of Charn, he is also father to Jareth the Goblin King.

Kingu

A 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.

Cronus

The King of the Titans in Greek Mythology, and father to many of the Olympians.

The Elf Knight

A 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/Ymir

A 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.

Surt

A 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.

Nidhoggr

A massive dragon that gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil.

Maleficent

The villainess of Sleeping Beauty, revealed here to be a sister of Lord Oberon.

  • The Fair Folk: One of the most actively malevolent (if the name wasn't a clue).

Humans Met on the World Tour

Eoin Dugan

Father 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

Master Dawa

Hiroshi Hida

An officer with the Prefectural Police in Ishimura, Japan. Head of its Special Tengu Guardian Corps, the Japanese counterpart to the NYPD's Gargoyle Taskforce.

London Street Thugs

Some 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.

Max Loew

A 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.

Falstaff's Gang

Mistress Doll

Mistress Quickly

Bardolph

Pistol

Points

The New Olympians

Taurus

  • Da Chief: Former head of the New Olympian Security Force

Talos

Sphinx

Kiron

Proteus

Boreas

Jove

Helios

Ekidna

Kalais

  • Spin-Offspring: Of a sort - he's one of the sons of Boreas (Xetes is the other) and never appeared in the original episode.

Xetes

  • 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.

Medusa

Faunus

Polyphemus

Periclymenus

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: In Jove's faction of New Olympus because he honestly believes that the world needs New Olympian leadership.

Baricos

Nike

Arethusa

Leader of the New Olympian Clan/"Praetor"

The young leader of the Mount Thanatos Clan.

Erichthonius

The 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. Thanatos

She'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. Thanatos

The Sha are bred for two specific purposes. To guard the rookery, and to guard the Mt. Thanatos vault.

Atlantis

The 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 Kidagakash

Originally seen in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, she is the Queen of the lost city of Atlantis.

Milo Thatch

Originally seen in the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire, he is husband to Queen Kidagakash (or as he calls her, Kida).

General Attuma

Lady Dorma

  • 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.

Other

The Stone of Destiny

An entity which seems to embody the very idea of "Destiny." The Spirit of Destiny speaks through stones, but in fact there is nothing special about any individual vessel; the Spirit can speak through any stone on Earth.

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.

The Holy Grail

A 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 Phoenix

An entity resembling a massive firebird, which conducts an endless Stable Time Loop across all of history - occasionally taking others along for the ride.

The Golem of Prague

A Living Statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew to protect the Jewish people of Prague. Reawakened in the modern world by his descendent, Max Loew, who does his best to serve as The Conscience to the clay behemoth.

  • Golem: The original model.

Will-o'-the-Wisps

The 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 Tonga

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.

Irma Lair:

The Water Guardian. Known for being the class clown at her school.

Taranee Cook:

The Fire Guardian, Taranee's hobbies include dancing, math, and photography. She later starts liking Nigel, a former delinquent.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Blunk

A "passling" (a smelly, goblin-like creature with the uncanny ability to sniff out portals between worlds) native to Meritian. He's a smuggler by trade, though he prefers being called a "trader" or "businessman."

  • 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.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Has this dynamic with Caleb for a while (type 1), but Caleb warms to him over the course of the series.

Caleb:

The leader of the rebels and Cornelia's boyfriend.
  • Fish out of Water: Has trouble adjusting to Earth in both formats, though he gets better.

Queen Elyon

Matt Olsen:

Will's boyfriend, as well as a would-be musician.

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.
  • 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 Phobos

The 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.

Yan Lin:

Gateway Dynamics

[[ 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.

  • 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.
    • He is, however, aware of the other side-effect of leaving the Gateway wide open: letting in armies of The Heartless. This scared him enough to induce a partial Heel Realization.

Sandra Dumont

Thomeheb'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 Menken

Executive Vice-President for Gateway Dynamics, serving as Thomeheb's public face.

Axel Asher

A 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 Gateway

A device used by Gateway Dynamics to loot other Universes of technology and genetic material.

Gateway Dynamics Zeta Tube

The primary method of travel for Gateway Dynamics employees... and anyone else Thomeheb chooses to grant access to.

Trans-Universal Cyber-Automated Probe/TUCAP

A 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 Loki

A version of the Norse deity Loki, originally from a different corner of the Marvel Multiverse.

  • 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 Light

A 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.

Firebrand

A literal Noble Demon from the Gargoyle's Quest Universe, who came to the Spectacular Gargoyles Universe in order to investigate issues with the Omniverse caused by Thomeheb, Blunk, and others.

  • 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.

Tintar

Susan Pevensie

     Recap 
The Spectacular Gargoyles, with its Loads and Loads of Characters interacting in various permutations, can get a bit confusing for newcomers to follow. Here's a rough list of the major Story Arcs that the Roleplay has engaged in so far.

The Gang War

Demona 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 Merlin

Actually 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 Grail

Nimue 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 Exposed

During 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 Goblin

Norman 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.

PIT

A 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 Interview

A minor mini-arc around the beginning of the Mab arc. Travis Marshall interviews Goliath, Zafiro, Una, and Kai.

The Rising

Was 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 Hobgoblin

The Hobgoblin, a new super-villian has arisen in New York, and had begun stealing from the Green Goblin and threatening the wealthiest—and 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 Arc

After 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 Arrive

Terry 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 Quest

Raven 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 Magi

King 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 Fay

On 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 Clan

Began 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 Pukuh

A 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 Stacy

Dr. 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 Atlantis

Something 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 Drew

To 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 Goblin

The 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 HYDRA

Griff 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 Opar

Coming 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 Wendigo

Mardis Gras, Morgana le Fay breaks Setebos, Faust, and Elizabeth Bathory out of the Raft—A 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 Strikes

J. 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 Comes

Thomeheb 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: Götterdämmerung

The 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 Wild

From 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 Fountain

Dr. 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 Origins

Reichsadler, 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 Nightstone

With 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 continued

The 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 Trial

After 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 Kawilahpukuh

Directly 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 Mass

A 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 Died

The 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 Wheels

Reichsadler 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 Macbeth

The 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 Quarry

At 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 Ceremony

Lunette, 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 Erichthonius

The 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 Black

Shortly 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 Journey

After 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 & Blue

Since "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.

Transitions

After 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 Holidays

Not 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 Year

Kaine 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 Armor

Demona 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 Auction

Prospero 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 Cavern

Arthur 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 Guardian

Jeffrey 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 Gaze

HYDRA 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 Blood

Cordelia 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.

Scorpion

After 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.

Intermission

In 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 II

After 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 Prince

While 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 Venom

In 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 Atlantis

Namor 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 End

John 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 Children

Peter 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 Scars

At 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.

Old Wounds

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.

Intermission II

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 Rises

Prospero 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.

Homecoming

Murder on the Oriental Zeta Tube

As 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 III

The 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.

Desecration

Dracula 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.

Recruited

As 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...

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