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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics of Gargoyles, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

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The Age of Gargoyles

  • Recommended by Goblin Venom
  • A group of four fanfic authors that used to roleplay on Formspring and then came together to create a new series of canon-compliant fanfiction. They follow the first two seasons of Gargoyles and the SLG comic books (and they've hinted that some of the Radio Plays are canon to an extent) and have tackled Gargoyles, Bad Guys, Pendragon, Time Dancer, Heroes of Ulster, and more. They do a fantastic job of keeping the characters in-character (No Demona In Leather Pants here!), and their love for the series and Weisman's mythology shines through. Very well plotted, and the stories mostly stand on their own while being built upon for a larger continuity. It looks like it will be going great places and I cannot wait to read more of it.
  • Has a trope page.

The Gargoyles Saga

  • Recommended by kchishol
  • An organized Virtual Season fan continuation of the franchise that not only includes the main series, but also delves into the various Spin-Off series Greg Weisman wanted to produce as well - though he had NOTHING to do with this Saga. Warning: Demona In Leather Pants is all over this saga. note 

Christine Morgan

  • Recommended by Jen176, Rose Unity
  • Voted the Most Influential Person in Gargoyles fanfiction. Well thought out plots, in characterization of canon characters (as well as expanding on them), well rounded original characters, and just plain well written. This troper could list a lot of examples to hold these claims, that they would be giving away a lot of the plots to the fics.
  • Now with a Page of it's Own

Merlin Missy

Christi Smith Hayden

  • Recommended by Kchishol
  • A rich series of romantic and action fanfics about the Xanatos' new nanny who has a special secret that gives her a powerful link to the Manhattan Clan. The series was written a decade ago, so some old assumptions like Lex being straight stand.


  • Original reccomendation unknown, seconded by BBRain
  • Anything by Vathara, especially the crossover Urban Legends Universe.

Kimberly T

  • Recommended by Marcus S Lazarus
  • Abandoned now due to various personal reasons, including the project's greater focus on OCs, but she created a fascinating series, exploring such storylines as Goliath and Elisa's wedding, Matt's relationship with the Xanatos' new nanny and her part-Fey daughter, Broadway sustaining a serious injury, the Manhattan Clan meeting the gargoyles of New Orleans... existing characters are well-written, new characters are easy to admire and enjoy, and the overall storylines are excellent.
  • A Tropes page for her work can be found here.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Hawaiki by Masterdramon

  • Recommended by Algernon 1984
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Synopsis: The year is 1790, and a Time Dancing Brooklyn and his companions find themselves in Hawai'i, where the expansionist campaign of Kamehameha I threatens to push the local clan into extinction. But their civil war also risks unleashing something far worse - an evil not seen since the darkest days of Mab.

Understanding by Vanillasiren

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set sometime after the Gargoyles and Xanatos make peace. When the Phoenix Gate mysteriously returns to him, Goliath is transported back into the past, and gains some insight into what drives his enemy-turned-ally. One-shot.

When You Hurt by Vanillasiren

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set pre-series. Macbeth and Demona were not always enemies. There was a time when they actually cared for each other. Macbeth/Demona friendship romance, if you squint. One-shot.

In Vino Veritas by Vanillasiren

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set pre-series. Demona/Macbeth friendship with maybe a hint of romance. Vaguely related to my "When You Hurt" story, although it's not necessary to read that one to understand this one. Another, more humorous glimpse into a time when they weren't enemies.

Symphony of Angels by Silver Spider

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Demona does not betray Macbeth in 1057 C.E., but things go south anyway. How does this change the journeys of the two immortals through the centuries?

Rhapsody, by Greg Bishansky

  • Recommended by Demona Fan X
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the year 2056, the United Nations debates the fate of the gargoyle species. Meanwhile, Demona reclaims the regenerated Praying Gargoyle. Tonight is the Hunter's Moon, and regardless of the outcome, the clan's lives will be forever changed.
  • Comments: Written by an author who, obviously, spent a lot of time studying both the canon and Greg Weisman's plans, Bishansky's story manages to keep everyone in character while taking place decades in the future. You can see this as a natural bridge between Gargoyles and the unmade Gargoyles: 2198 spin-off. Also, Demona manages to be the well rounded villain she is in the series; no Draco in Leather Pants or cackling Card-Carrying Villain here.

Aftermath, by Greg Bishansky

  • Recommended by JBriskin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Manhattan Clan and their allies (and enemies) bear witness to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Demona cites this senseless act of human violence as further evidence for her case of humanity being "a poison that must be purged from this planet."
  • Comments: As with the above story, the author manages to keep the cast in character, while simultaneously conveying the gravity of the attacks (which, by his own admission, impacted him personally, and required him to relive very painful memories) to readers who were there when it happened, and those who only learned of it later in life.

Black Wings Passed Over by Warlord Fil

  • Recommended by dbz77
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Origin story of Richard S. Wagner. An Illuminati assassin comes face-to-face with a horror so overwhelming that it forces him to question everything he believes in. Rated "M" for themes of the Holocaust. Complete.
  • Comments: Interesting premise about a gargoyle who was surgically altered to look human.

False Future by The Sylver Lining

  • Recommended by cygnavamp
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What happens when Lexington overhears a conversation between Goliath and Elisa concerning the events of "Future Tense"?
  • Comments: For those who ever wondered how Lex would react to learning about what Goliath saw in the Puck's illusion/prophesy. Hint: not well. Ends with a massive CMOH.

Guardian of the People by girl1213

  • Recommended by Marcus S Lazarus
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2017
  • Synopsis: Elisa knew what she was, yet she didn't. All she knew was she was a protector, but she did not understand why. Until she found them...the gargoyles from the past.
  • Comments: A fascinating AU based on the simple premise of 'What if Elisa was a gargoyle from the beginning'? The storyline's only just up to the moment when she meets the entire clan, but so far it has been excellent reading, giving a neat background for how Elisa can consider the human Mazas family and how she came to Manhattan, and even 'recreating' her first meeting with Goliath despite the fact that she can fly herself now.

Hereditary by Frequent Reader

  • Recommended by Neko Savior
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An alternate ending to Goliath Chronicles episode "Generations", Angela is beyond enraged after learning the truth about Demona's scheme to stage Goliath's kidnapping by the stealth hunter in order to gain favor with the Clan while secretly having him conveniently killed off. Angela shows her manipulative mother exactly how she felt about it in the only way the exiled Gargoyle could understand.
  • Comments: An interesting take on the ending of said episode. If you thought the original episode ended pretty weakly, then this is the ending for you! Warning: extremely pissed-off Angela.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Puck Meets a Girl by Fearsome Shadow

  • recommended by Kereea
  • Status: Complete
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found. (EDIT: A working Wayback machine link with all the chapters working has been added for now.)
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. A Puck OC romance and so much more
  • Pairings: Puck/OC, Xanatos/Fox
  • Comments: Really good. The OC isn't a Mary-Sue (at least by the standards of Gargoyles characters) and the characterizations of Owen/Puck are awesome. We get so see how Puck thinks when he's Owen (which he is for ninety percent of the fic), Fox and Xanatos' marriage, and a bunch of fun with King Arthur. While it doesn't end on a cliffhanger, it feels like there should be a sequel (5 years later, there isn't).

The Next Generation by Mermaid Otaku

  • Recommended by Spectacular Troper
  • Crossover with: W.I.T.C.H.
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Xanato's daughter Amalthea, knows what kind of a man he is. Which is why she must hide her identity as a guardian. But now that her father has awaken gargoyles from their thousand year old slumber, it's gonna be harder to keep her powers a secret.

"A Simple Kiss" by Lisette

  • Recommended by J Briskin
  • Crossover with: Aladdin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Elisa gets spirited away by Mozenrath. It's up to Matt, Goliath and Brooklyn to rescue her, with the help of Aladdin and the gang.

More Things in Heaven and Earth, by Constance Cochran

  • Recommended by Mark Lungo
  • crossover with: The Real Ghostbusters
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Gargoyles meet The Real Ghostbusters when both groups are threatened by the spirit of Hakon, the evil Viking.
  • Comments: While several fanfics have crossed over these two particular series, Cochran's story is easily the best of the lot. Everyone's in character, every member of the large cast gets a moment in the limelight, and most of the minor changes Cochran makes to the existing series are actually improvements, particularly making Janine a full-time Ghostbuster. If only all Crossover fics could be this good...

Gargoyles X TMNT: Shadows of New York by SageWilde

  • Recommended by: PJ Sam
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Synopsis: Taking place shortly after the 2001 destruction of the Twin Towers, the still recently awakened Gargoyles are still adjusting to this new modern world they've found themselves in. One night, the still unnamed Trio decide they want to watch a football game in person. Elsewhere in the city, a certain red clad mutant ninja turtle also decides he wants to catch a football game in person, and he didn't bother telling anyone else in his family that he was going out...

  • Comments: A unique crossover between the TMNT and Gargoyles, this story features an original interpretation of the TMNT cast, drawing inspiration and influence from multiple incarnations of the turtles. The Gargoyles cast are mostly the same except instead of awakening in 1994 they awoke in 2001. The author has an excellent grasp of the characters and is heavily committed to keeping the story historically grounded.