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  • Acting for Two:
    • Keith David gives voice to Goliath, his malevolent clone Thailog, Officer Morgan, and a couple of random thugs. Goliath and the thugs interact briefly, and he clashes with Thailog at least 3 times.
    • Clancy Brown voices Hakon, Tomas Brod and Wolf. Eventually, it's explained that Hakon is actually Wolf's distant ancestor, and Wolf, after stealing Hakon's battle axe, ends up encountering Hakon's ghost.
    • John Rhys-Davies voices both (adult) Macbeth and Findlaech. He averts Talking to Himself, though, since Findlaech doesn't exist in the same time period as adult Macbeth. (He was killed in 1020, and adult Macbeth is first seen in 1032.)
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    • Michael Dorn voices both Taurus and Taurus's father (or rather, Proteus taunting Taurus by shapeshifting into his father). He also voices Coldstone.
    • Jeff Bennett voiced Brooklyn and most of the thugs he fought.
    • Kath Soucie voiced both Princess Katharine and Ophelia.
  • Bad Export for You:
    • Sweden originally never got the series proper; instead, it got a compilation movie put together with the 5 pilot episodes undubbed.
    • Later averted as of June 22, 2022, as the entire series is finally now available on Disney+ in Nordic countries, Sweden included. However, there's still no dubbing available—only subtitles.
  • Banned Episode: The episode "Deadly Force" was removed from rotation for a while, then re-aired with the scene of Broadway accidentally shooting Elisa with her own gun edited to remove the blood around Elisa's body.
  • Breakthrough Hit: Greg Weisman's fame as a showrunner all started with this series.
  • Channel Hop:
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    • From syndication to ABC for the third season.
    • Once more in effect as the series was uploaded in full onto Disney's official YouTube account, and later onto Disney+.
  • Cross-Regional Voice Acting: Toronto-based Lawrence Bayne voices Raven in his first appearance. Bayne would return in Season 3 as an assassin in "Generations"
  • The Danza: Elisa's undercover name is "Salli". The same first name of her voice actress, Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
  • Deleted Scene: In the first run of the series, Goliath was fighting Jon wearing a Power Armor. At some point, the former pinned the latter on the floor and savagely pounded on his helm. Seeing that his hits weren't getting through, Goliath started ripping the armor when Elisa and Jason entered the scene. In later broadcasts the pounding sequence was cut.
  • Edited for Syndication:
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    • Toon Disney initially banned the episode "Deadly Force" because the episode revolved around Elisa's near-fatal shooting by Broadway (who was playing around with her gun). In 2002, Toon Disney finally showed the episode, but the part where Elisa gets shot uses a fake zoom-in on Elisa's face to cover up the blood around Elisa's torso. A later scene in this episode has Broadway sobbing, but the sound effect lasts noticeably longer than the clip used.
    • On Toon Disney and the VHS video release of "Awakenings, Part Two," Xanatos's line "Pay a man enough, and he'll walk barefoot into Hell," was cut. The DVD version has the line uncensored.
    • In Toon Disney airings of "The Reckoning," Fang saying "Kinky" after witnessing Demona's transformation into a human is cut.
    • All reruns of The Goliath Chronicles have different end credits compared to the ABC run; the Buena Vista TV logo is replaced with the Walt Disney TV logo, and the background is different, too. This was to eliminate references to the Toy Story Treats, which were vignettes that were interspersed throughout the 1996-97 ABC Saturday Morning lineup, including commercial bumpers with the Green Army Men; the reason the credits were included was because Chronicles was positioned near the end of the block at 11:30 AM (presumably the last program, Flash Forward (1996), couldn't have the credits because it was produced in Canada, and neither could the ABC Weekend Specials which followed at 12:30).
  • Executive Meddling:
    • The Retool of the third season was caused by Disney replacing the entire production team. There's also the matter of the higher fees that caused the comic's cancellation.
    • Word of God says that the trio's motorcycle and helicopter were mandated by higher-ups who wanted to be able to sell them as toys. Of course, the motorcycle blew up within five minutes of its debut, and the helicopter showed up in one episode and was then never mentioned again...
    • Laura San Giacomo's agent refused to let her be credited for the role of Fox, believing it would damage her reputation to be on an animated show.
    • A positive one. The highers-up liked the Hunters from the "City of Stone" arc and wanted them to return. This lead to the Hunter legacy as seen in the Series Finale.
  • Follow the Leader: Made as Disney's answer to Warner Bros.' own Batman: The Animated Series as a Darker and Edgier show set in night yet still enjoyable for all audiences. The show was liberally staffed with Batman:TAS writers and story editors, including Michael Reaves (who wrote the majority of Gargoyles season 1, and much of the best of season 2) and Brynne Chandler Reaves (also responsible for a fair bit of season 1, and the highpoint City Of Stone episodes in season 2). Other Batman:TAS writers who pulled Gargoyles duty included Steve Perry, Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir, and Diane Duane & Peter Morwood (all of whom left after season 2.) Len Wein, who also worked on Batman:TAS, wrote one episode of the much-derided season 3.
  • The Foreign Subtitle:
    • France: Gargoyles, the Angels of Night
    • Italy: Gargoyles; the Awakening of the Heroes
  • Friday Night Death Slot: Metaphorically. The series was moved to Saturday mornings and then lobotomized to have it fit kid-vid expectations (see also Executive Meddling).
  • International Co Production: The third season was co-produced by Canadian animation firm Nelvana.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • The series is available on DVD in its entiretynote  with the exception of The Goliath Chronicles, which is unlikely to ever get a DVD release anytime soon due to its dismal reception and even being considered non-canon by Greg Weisman.
    • Greg Weisman has been pretty vocal that he has no plans to push for a DVD release. [1], [2].
    • The Goliath Chronicles is for sale digitally at the iTunes Store in the US for the curious.
    • As of 2019, the whole show is on Disney+.
  • Kids' Meal Toy: Burger King had a set of four toys in 1995. There was a spinning Goliath figure, a color-changing Broadway figure, a pop-up book, and a color-changing cup.
  • Late Export for You: The series didn't make it to Denmark, Norway or Finland (or properly debut in Sweden in its unabridged form) until June 2022, exclusively on Disney+. That's over 27 years after it initially debuted in America!
  • Licensed Game: For the Sega Genesis. It has Goliath, the Vikings, the 1000-year sleep to New York, The Steel Clan, and the Eye of Odin and Demona, but those are really the only things solidly tying it to the Gargoyles universe. The game itself was rather good, yet somewhat bland and empty. In September 2022, it was announced to be getting an Updated Re-release known as Gargoyles Remastered.
  • Line to God: Greg Weisman has this in the form of the "Ask Greg" section of fansite Station 8. Notable for at least two reasons: one, that Weisman will answer any and all questions submitted to the site given enough time (so long as they meet the site's guidelines), and two, that the site has been in more-or-less constant operation since 1997.Overall, this has led to a searchable archive of well over 14,000 answered questions since Station 8 first opened. This may account, at least in part, for the truly massive smattering of Word of God entries on this show's pages.
  • The Merch: Lex's Helicopter was created with the intention of being made for toys. Kenner, the company that made Gargoyles' toy line, declined to make a toy based on it, but did create one called the Night Striker which is very similar to it.
  • Mid-Development Genre Shift:
    • The show was originally pitched as a comedy series. The basic premise remained the same: approximately one-thousand years ago, Gargoyles were not merely stone statues, but real flesh-and-blood creatures. But, unlike the noble protectors of the final shows, these Gargoyles were mischievous troublemakers who frequently drove the local humans nuts. This development went through several versions before being scrapped, in favor of the darker, more serious vision of the show.
    • The genre shift occurred right around the time of the L.A. race riots. Given that the theme of bigotry is an important part of the series' lore, the timing couldn't have been a coincidence.
  • No Export for You: Just try getting Disney to let you watch it online outside the United States...
  • The Other Darrin:
  • Out of Order: Season two of Gargoyles had 52 episodes, making it impossible to tell which would be ready on time. Hence, given the show's very tight continuity, the episodes had to be split into various "blocks" where episodes could be aired in any order within each block. Though they did still run into a problem with Owen's stone arm, as two episodes intended to air before it happened ended up being delayed.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Actors were often cast opposite to their usual roles. Thailog was created mostly to showcase Keith David's talents as a villain, Thom Adcox as future, evil Lexington, Marina Sirtis as a member of the Yuppie Couple, the list goes on. It even applies to guest stars, as Sheena Easton went from banshee to monster hunter Robyn Canmore, and Gregg Rainwater went from playing a man defending his home against a trickster in one appearance to playing another (more benevolent) trickster in the second.
    • Not to mention the obvious use of Commander Riker and Counselor Troi as antagonists.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Karine Charlesbois was a huge fan of the series and well known in the fandom. She was a staff member of the Gathering and later became a pencil artist for the SLG Gargoyles' Bash and Bad Guys.
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  • Schedule Slip: The comic books. It's almost - almost - enough to make you glad SLG had to drop the series; it deserves better.
  • Screwed by the Network:
    • Season One was released on DVD in 2004, and Part One of Season Two was released in 2005. Part Two of Season Two was not released until 2013!
    • It seems that Disney never had any idea what to do with this series; they scheduled it once a week (on Fridays) as opposed to every day like the other programs on the Disney Afternoon block, because there were only thirteen episodes for Season One, which means that they would've burned through the whole season in two-and-a-half weeks (assuming every episode was ready to air before the premiere, which they weren't).
    • Production was jerked around for Season Two, with the order for 52 episodes not being firmly settled until some weeks into starting, hamstringing them a bit. This is why there are so many gaps in premiere air dates (there would've been gaps anyway due to the volume of work, but Weisman has noted they lost extra time they could've used regardless).
    • They came up with downright bizarre ideas for the toy line; there's no Pack action figures, but you can have Bronx dressed like a winged metal lion for some reason. The multi-part premiere episode was packaged with a board game for some reason.
    • Gargoyles is one of the only Disney properties never to make an appearance in any kind of crossover media. Kingdom Hearts, Disney Infinity, House of Mouse, and so on. Save almost appearing in the third installment of the former, the show's almost never been considered for crossovers.
    • Much of the original run of Season Two was pre-empted by the O. J. Simpson trial.
  • Technology Marches On:
    • Most notably those enormous 90s cell phones. Not to mention the huge boxy computer CRT monitors.
    • In Walkabout, a research facility on nanotechnology still use data cartridges. Not for backups, but for running the Matrix program. Amusingly, Dingo's Power Armor is equipped to play these things.
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  • What Could Have Been: Has its own page
  • The Wiki Rule: Two wikis: Grimorum on Wikia and GargWiki.
  • Word of Gay:
    • According to many posts at the website above, Lexington was this, but it was never implied or explicitly stated in the show. This was mentioned before the comic came out.
    • In the comic book continuation, he meets a stag-headed male gargoyle of the London Clan named Amp who looks to be set up as a future Love Interest. Greg Weisman confirmed at the 2011 CONVergence Gargoyles panel that Lex has a crush on Amp.
  • Word of God:
    • Creator Greg Weisman, who contributes to a fairly elaborate lexicon website outlining 1000 years worth of history for the series, including ones not yet produced. And with answers to questions ranging from politics to gargoyle sex to in-jokes.
    • Another Weisman/Disney series, W.I.T.C.H., is stated to be fictional in the Gargoyles-verse, as a song from the show was played on a boombox in the first issue of the Bad Guys comic (which means that it was apparently produced in the mid-90s in-universe instead of the mid-2000s).
    • Boreas, Kiron, Taurus, Ekidna, Sphinx and the other New Olympians are apparently mixtures of human, Third Race, and various animals, and it shows.
    • Bruno was stated to be assembling a new security team.
    • In the planned spinoff Gargoyles 2198, Demona would have taken a role somewhere between The Atoner and Token Evil Teammate.

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