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Recap / Gargoyles S 2 The Gathering

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  • Story Arc: Avalon Mystic Tour Conclusion
  • Characters: Goliath, Elisa, Angela, Bronx, Brooklyn, Broadway, Lexington, Hudson, David Xanatos, Fox, Alex Xanatos, Owen, Halcyon Renard, Anastasia Renard, Preston, Pietro Xanatos, Oberon, Titania, Weird Sisters, Puck
  • Enemy(ies) : Oberon, Titania

Back in Manhattan, the rest of the Clan continue to worry about the disappearance of their friends. At the Eeryie Building, the parents of Xanatos and Fox come together to celebrate the birth of Alexander Xanatos. On Avalon, Oberon has arranged the Gathering, welcoming back all his children, until he notices Puck is unaccounted for. He traces his location to Manhattan and heads there. Back at the clock tower, the Manhattan Clan were elated to see Goliath, Elisa, and Bronx back again, then get pleasantly surprised to meet the newest addition to the clan, Angela. While Xanatos, Fox, and Anastasia spend time with baby Alex, Oberon enters as he sensed Titania. To the Xanatos couple's shock, Anastasia reveals herself to be Titania, Queen of Avalon, who then suggests Alex be taken to Avalon to preserve his magical heritage. The Xanatos naturally object to this and attempt to repel them but failed. The Clan, once finding out about Oberon's intention, decide to help Xanatos, but against a mystical force of nature, it won't be easy.

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This Episode contains the following Tropes:

  • Adult Fear: What Xanatos faces here is an unstoppable force invading his home and taking his son. As Goliath puts it, "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy."
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: "I am vulnerable to iron. You have hurt me. Hurting me was a mistake!"
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Oberon observes that Odin has regained his lost eye since he saw him last.
    • Goliath tells the others about the various clans they encountered during the World Tour. Hudson also mentions meeting Griff.
  • Darkest Hour: No matter what the Clan, the Xanatos, and their allies throw at him, they couldn't stop Oberon from advancing.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Puck reveals he couldn't resist offering Xanatos a choice: a lifetime of service from Owen or a free wish from Puck. Xanatos chose Owen, and Puck was so impressed that he fully honored the agreement.
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  • "Hell, Yes!" Moment: The Manhattan Clan reuniting prompts a celebration in the Trio and Hudson.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: At the start of the battle, Oberon is too outraged at the mortals' impudence to fight efficiently. As soon as he calms down, he delivers a one-spell take-down to the bulk of his opponents and then effortlessly bypasses the force field.
  • Identical Stranger: Lampshaded when Petros seems Owen and Vogel together and asks if they're related. The trope is then turned on its ear when we learn that Puck based Owen on Vogel.
  • It's Personal: Oberon is initially amused by the resistance Xanatos puts in his way, but it quickly annoys him.
    Oberon: I am through playing games, mortal! I WILL NOT BE DENIED!
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Owen visibly panicked when he heard that Anastasia had remarried her first husband.
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  • The Reveal: Various characters encountered during the World Tour arc reappear. Some were already known to be Oberon's Children, but a few are confirmed to be so here, including Odin.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Owen abruptly departs towards the end of Part 1, but he comes back for the climax in Part 2.
  • So Proud of You: Petros towards Xanatos for standing up to Oberon.
  • Straight Man: Puck remarks he enjoyed being Owen since it was the first time he ever played the straight man.
  • Undying Loyalty: Puck is loyal to Oberon, but out of formality. Xanatos earned his loyalty, which is why he comes back.
  • Wham Line: "Here's... Puck!"
  • Wham Shot: Anastasia revealing herself to be Titania, and Owen revealing himself to be Puck.
  • Willfully Weak: Oberon had previously decreed at Avalon that he wouldn't use his full power on Goliath's clan (as part of their peace treaty, of sorts) so he works indirectly here.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Goliath thought they made it home because Avalon released them from their journey, but it was because of Oberon attempting to kidnap Alex.
  • You Are Not Alone: After Goliath talks about the multiple clans out there in the world:
    Hudson: We're not the last. We're not alone.
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