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Recap / Gargoyles S 2 The New Olympians

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  • And This Is for...: Taurus delivers the final blow right before saying "This is for my father".
  • Dramatic Irony: Elisa is the child of a Native American man and an African-American woman. Word of God has noted she actually has more experience with prejudice than the New Olympians would've thought.
  • End of an Age: Talos notes that human technology is rapidly advancing and that it may only be a matter of time before the cloak that shields the island is rendered useless.
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  • The End... Or Is It?: Taurus and Boreas both admit that soon, New Olympus will be discovered by humanity and they have to face them when that time comes.
  • Fantastic Racism: Almost all of the New Olympians instantly hate Elisa the moment she came here due to being a human. Boreas at least tries to be diplomatic, while Talos has little in the way of emotions and remains impartial.
  • Irony: The usual approach is flipped, with Goliath, Angela, and Bronx being welcomed with open arms, while Elisa is shunned, feared, and hated.
  • Noble Bigot: Taurus makes no secret of his disdain for Elisa and humanity overall, but he won't tolerate members of his team or civilians trying to harm her or cause a riot.
  • Not So Different: Elisa and Taurus are both honest cops.
  • Perspective Flip: Discussed. Taurus cites human cruelty by referring to the Minotaur as an innocent beast cruelly locked in a maze, left without much food, and finally killed by Theseus.
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  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: Yeah, another one, but it's more unique in that the premise was created by Bob Kline before Gargoyles started. This show's creative team decided to pick it up as a possible spin-off attempt. Several of the planned characters were featured in this episode, and the kick-off event (the New Olympians revealing themselves to the world) is repeatedly teased.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: In the original story, the Minotaur was a monster killed by a hero. In Taurus's perspective, the Minotaur was a victim of human cruelty.
  • Spotting the Thread: Elisa notices that Goliath hasn't turned to stone during the day. This made her realizes that the Gargoyle is in fact Proteus.

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