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The Grimorum Arcanorum

Appendix B: A Guide to the Gargoyles Universe

By Todd Jensen


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[The first Emperor of Rome (27 B.C. - A.D. 14). During his reign, gargoyles were scarce in the Roman Empire, but occasionally a gargoyle was brought into his presence. At that time, gargoyles' garments did not turn to stone with them, and so when they awakened from their stone sleep, their clothes would be torn apart in the process. Augustus disapproved of this display of nudity, and so asked his advisor, the original Magus, to solve this problem. The original Magus responded by placing a spell of humility upon every gargoyle in the world, causing their garments and possessions to enter stone sleep with them during the daytime henceforth.

<Caesar Augustus was the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, born under the name of Caius Octavius in 63 B.C. He was adopted by his famous great-uncle, and when Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 B.C., inherited his wealth and estate. Octavius, then changing his name to Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian for short), then rose to become a prominent political figure in the Roman Republic, during the civil wars that followed. He first allied with Mark Antony in the Second Triumvirate, helping him defeat his great-uncle's assassins Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi in 42 B.C, and then afterwards vanquished Antony and his famous ally, Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. By 27 B.C, Octavian had become the undisputed ruler of Rome, and became its first Emperor, under the title of Caesar Augustus.

Augustus was a highly able man with considerable political acumen; he was able to keep the peace in Rome throughout his reign (except for some clashes with the Germans in the north), and healed the Roman Republic (by now the Roman Empire) from the damage inflicted upon it by many decades of civil strife. Like the Augustus of the Gargoyles Universe, he was a firm believer in public morality, attempting to restore Rome to its original "family values" and steer it away from its increasing decadence; unfortunately, he seems to have had far less success with his human subjects than with the gargoyles. Even his own daughter and granddaughter, both named Julia, lived scandalous lives which grieved him. But he was a strong ruler, and well deserves his reputation as one of the great figures of western history.>]

Elisa's pet cat. Cagney is, fortunately, good at looking after himself when Elisa is absent. While she was away on the Avalon World Tour, Hudson and the trio looked after him at the clock tower.
The tomb of Cuchulain. The Banshee made it her home in the 1990's, and kept Goliath, Elisa, and Angela here as her prisoners. The Gae Bolga was also kept here, until Rory Dugan came to the Cairn to claim it, and in so doing, rediscovered his heritage as the reincarnated Cuchulain.
A street running near the docks in New York, near Dracon's headquarters at the time of his theft of Xanatos's particle beam accelerators.

[Full name: Malcolm Canmore.] The son of Duncan, born around 1032. In 1040, after Macbeth slew Duncan and became King of Scotland, Canmore was banished to England, taken in by his relatives there. He vowed revenge on both Macbeth and Demona for slaying his father and (as he saw it) cheating him of his inheritance, and in 1057, proceeded to seek out that revenge by invading Scotland with the aid of the English, taking up the mask of the Hunter in so doing. He finally defeated Macbeth thanks in part to Demona and her clan abandoning Castle Moray when it was assaulted; after having the gargoyles in Demona's clan slain, he intercepted Macbeth and Gruoch in their flight from Castle Moray and stabbed Macbeth in the back while he was berating Demona for her treachery, temporarily "slaying" both of them. Learning afterwards of Luach's approach with reinforcements, Canmore retreated temporarily, [but the following year, overthrew Luach and became King of Scotland at last].

At some later point, either Canmore or one of his descendants learned that Demona had survived and decided to resume the hunt for her, carried out by the Canmores (non-royal descendants of his).

<Malcolm Canmore, also known as Malcolm III, is a historical figure, who ruled over Scotland between his defeat of Luach in 1058 to his death in 1093. (He was consistently called "Canmore" throughout the series to avoid confusion with Prince Malcolm; "Canmore" is Gaelic for "Great Head"). As in "Gargoyles", he was Duncan's eldest son, and escaped to England in 1040 after Macbeth triumphed over Duncan; in 1054, he and his uncle, Earl Siward of Northumbria (who does not appear in "Gargoyles", but does appear in Shakespeare's "Macbeth") began the war with Macbeth to win back the Scottish throne, culminating in his final victory over Macbeth in 1057 and that over Luach in 1058.

Shakespeare treats Malcolm Canmore almost with kid gloves (in part because James I of England was descended from him), portraying him as a noble prince and promising king, in a manner that most "Gargoyles" fans would scarcely recognize; the historical Malcolm Canmore seems to have resembled his "Gargoyles" counterpart much more closely. He was a strong ruler, however, and is particularly noted for having helped bring Scotland more into the mainstream of European culture. In particular, under the influence of his second wife, St. Margaret of Scotland (an English princess of the old royal family of Edward the Confessor, who fled to Scotland following William the Conqueror's takeover of England in 1066, and eventually married Malcolm), he introduced the Roman Catholic Church into Scotland, which replaced the older, more Celtic Christian practices that had prevailed there prior to his reign.>

The father of Jason, Robyn, and Jon Canmore. Like the other Canmores, he was a Hunter, zealously devoted to destroying Demona and the rest of her kind. On the night of September 28, 1980, he attacked her at Notre Dame Cathedral, while she was recovering the Praying Gargoyle from its secret cache there, and was slain by her.

The twin sister of Jackson Canmore, the grandfather of Charles Canmore and great-grandfather of Jason, Robyn, and Jon Canmore. Fiona became a Hunter in the early 20th century, and fought Demona in Paris in 1920, when the latter attempted to use the Praying Gargoyle to wipe out the human inhabitants of Paris. She is still alive as of 1996, though largely retired.

<Fiona Canmore was actually created for "The Last", an episode of "Team Atlantis", a (sadly) never-made television series based on the animated Disney movie "Atlantis", that would have served as a crossover between "Team Atlantis" and "Gargoyles" - the episode only exists in audio tape form, and was never animated.>]


The oldest of the three Canmore siblings, and their leader during their battle with Goliath's clan. When he was a youth, Jason and his brother and sister, Robyn and Jon, accompanied their father Charles Canmore to Paris in his hunt for Demona in 1980, and saw him slain by her at Notre Dame on the night of September 28. Filled with anger at Demona for killing his father, Jason vowed revenge and took up the Hunter's mask. Thereafter, he and his brother and sister hunted Demona throughout the world, seeking to destroy her.

In 1996, they came to New York, where Jason, adopting the alias of "Jason Conover", obtained a job as a policeman at the 23rd precinct station house, [choosing this location because there had been more gargoyle sightings in this portion of New York than anywhere else in the city]. He was partnered to Elisa, neither one knowing the other's secret, and in the course of their teaming up, began to develop feelings for each other.

During his first night in Manhattan, Jason and his siblings attacked Goliath, Angela, and Hudson at a Xanatos Enterprises warehouse, having mistaken Angela for Demona (and being hostile towards the gargoyles in any case on account of their vow to destroy the entire race). Jason critically wounded Angela, almost killing her, which began the feud between Goliath's clan and the Hunters. With his siblings, Jason tracked the clan to the clock tower and had it destroyed, but temporarily absented himself from the attack when he saw Elisa arriving at the station house.

Desperate to save her life, he swooped down to get her to safety, but in the process, she discovered his true identity.

[The following day, Elisa and Jason met in the ruins of the clock tower to speak with each other; there, Jason learned to his shock that Elisa was a friend of the clan's. She did her best to turn him away from his pursuit of the clan, and even asked him what had started his family's feud with gargoyles to begin with; he had to confess that he didn't know. However, he felt that it was too late to end the quarrel.]

Seeking to avenge the destruction of the clock tower, Goliath tracked the Hunters down to their headquarters near a dam, and fought them there. When Elisa came to the dam in a last desperate effort to stop the feud, Goliath knocked Jason into her, sending both plummeting over the dam, seemingly to their deaths. They survived, however, and Jason saved Elisa's life, getting her back to the city and to safety. In the course of so doing, he finally realized the error of his ways, and afterwards arrived at St. Damien's Cathedral with her to stop the fight between the gargoyles and the two remaining Hunters. He urged Jon Canmore to give up the hunt, but Jon was too filled with hatred and anger to listen. He shot at Goliath, but Jason interposed himself, and received the bullet instead. It severed his spine, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Robyn got Jason to a hospital safely, where Elisa came to visit him. There he admitted to her that it was his mind that needed more healing than his body; Elisa offered to help him, although making it clear that her heart was now given to Goliath, which Jason understood.

[Jason was afterwards released on probation. He may accompany Elisa on her "Halloween double date", although it is possible that Officer Morgan will have that role instead. He will also discover that Jon Canmore has become Castaway, the leader of the Quarrymen, and will attempt, presumably unsuccessfully, to turn his brother from his destructive course.]


The youngest of the Canmore siblings, younger brother to Jason and Robyn Canmore. When he was a small boy, Jon accompanied his older siblings and father, Charles Canmore, to Paris in 1980, where on the night of September 28, he saw his father's death at Demona's hands at Notre Dame Cathedral. He accompanied his siblings on the Hunters' self-appointed quest to destroy Demona and any other remaining gargoyles, but his heart was never truly in it, at first.

When the Hunters came to New York in 1996, Jon took on the alias of "Jon Carter", a reporter for WVRN. In that role, he visited Castle Wyvern, ostensibly to interview Xanatos about the castle for a segment on New York's "unique skyline", but actually to search for traces of the gargoyles; he found a piece of stone skin in the courtyard during his visit. He afterwards accompanied his siblings during their battles with Goliath and his clan, although hesitantly; he felt that while Demona was indeed an enemy, the other gargoyles might not be, and that perhaps he and his family were doing the wrong thing by hunting them. However, he was a weak man at heart, and was never able to muster up enough courage to break with the Hunters' tradition, he allowed Jason to talk him down, and continued the hunt even though he knew in his heart that it was wrong.

After the Canmores destroyed the clock tower, Jon was sent out on his sky-sled to shoot down any survivors before they could escape. However, when he saw the clan struggling away from the ruins, and how they were caring for their wounded (Hudson and Lexington), he could not bring himself to attack them, and let them flee. But his habit of weakness returned; when Jason and Robyn instructed him to publicly frame the gargoyles for the destruction of the clock tower in his "Jon Carter" persona, thus exposing them to the public and ensuring a city-wide gargoyle hunt, he yielded to their demands without an argument, and did it.

When Goliath attacked the Hunters at the dam, Jon stayed out of the fighting, feeling uncomfortable with it but, unlike Elisa, making no effort to stop it. When Goliath sent Jason over the dam, however, Jon was horrified. Overcome with grief and guilt, he felt convinced that his sparing the gargoyles at the clock tower had brought about Jason's death, and became consumed with an almost-insane hatred for the clan, which became all the more intensified after he saw the videotape of Demona's plans to destroy humanity in "Operation Clean Slate". He pursued her to St. Damien's Cathedral, but when Goliath's clan arrived there as well, turned on them. He and Robyn were defeated by them, however, and Goliath was about to kill him when Elisa and Jasona arrived at the cathedral. Jason urged Jon to give up his hatred for the gargoyles, but Jon refused, and tried to shoot Goliath. Jason threw himself in the way and took the bullet for Goliath, severing his spine. Jon, horrified at what he had done, tried to face his guilt, but was unable to do so. Crying out "What have I - what have they done?" in an echo of Demona at Castle Wyvern a thousand years before, he vowed revenge, and left the cathedral in anger.

[Jon afterwards made contact with the Illuminati, receiving their help in his war against the gargoyles. He changed his name to "Jon Castaway", and set up the Quarrymen. The rest of his story will be found in the entry on Castaway.]


The middle child of the Canmore trio, sister of Jason and Jon Canmore. [Robyn was born in 1966; when she was 14,] she accompanied her brothers and her father, Charles Canmore, to Paris in 1980, where, on the night of September 28, she saw her father's fatal battle with Demona at Notre Dame. Afterwards, she and her brothers became Hunters, vowed to hunt down and destroy Demona and any other surviving gargoyles.

When the Canmores came to New York in 1996, Robyn applied for a position at Nightstone Unlimited as Dominique Destine's personal assistant, under the alias of "Robyn Correy". There, she discovered about Dominique's double identity as Demona, and learned about her genocide scheme, "Operation Clean Slate". She also took part in the struggle between the Hunters and Goliath's clan, personally destroying the clock tower herself. However, after the battle at the dam where Jason Canmore was seemingly killed, she began to have doubts about their war upon all gargoyles, particularly after seeing what it was doing to Jon's character. She went with him to St. Damien's Cathedral for their final battle with the clan, but stopped the fighting when Jason and Elisa arrived, as Jon did not. Her original feelings about gargoyles were further shaken when she saw Goliath destroy the Praying Gargoyle, willingly risking his life and that of his entire race to save humanity from destruction.

[Afterwards, Robyn Canmore was taken into temporary police custody for destroying the clock tower. However, she will be released through the agency of the Director, who will use her as his recruiter for the Redemption Squad, and its leader. Robyn will develop a stormy relationship with Dingo in the course of this new career, and they will presumably eventually be married. By 2198, their family, the Monmouths, will still be extant, and be at odds with the Castaways, descended from Jon Canmore/Castaway.]


The leader of the human garrison at Castle Wyvern in the 10th century. [His real name was Robbie. He came from peasant stock, and as a youth, became a friend to Prince Malcolm when he was a boy and a prisoner of King Indulf of Scotland. Robbie helped Malcolm escape from Indulf in 962, and became a mentor-figure to him thenceforth. In 971, he introduced Prince Malcolm to Hudson and the other Wyvern gargoyles, and helped bring about their alliance. (He had earlier met and made friends with Hudson, by 966.)] After Castle Wyvern was built, he became its Captain of the Guard.

A plain bulldog-faced man, the Captain identified much more closely with the gargoyles than with his fellow humans, and came to be ostracized by them for it. He felt disgusted with how Princess Katharine and her people continually snubbed the gargoyles and showed not the slightest bit of gratitude for their services. At last, by 994, he had had enough. After Princess Katharine demoted him for bringing Goliath and Demona to a banquet, decreeing that he was to report from then on to the Magus rather than directly to herself, the Captain bitterly decided to turn the humans over to Hakon and his Vikings, so as to punish them for their treatment of the gargoyles, and so that the gargoyles could have Castle Wyvern to themselves. With Demona as his ally, he betrayed the castle to the Vikings.

However, the Captain's plan miscarried. When he urged Goliath to take the entire clan to pursue the Vikings, planning to have Hakon sack the castle in their absence, Goliath decided to only take Hudson with him, leaving the rest of the gargoyles behind to guard the castle. In desperation, the Captain changed his plan to have the Vikings take Castle Wyvern in the daytime, but Hakon promptly destroyed the clan in its stone sleep, the Captain watching in horror, but not daring to act and save their lives.

When Goliath and the other survivors attacked the Vikings' camp to rescue their prisoners, Goliath discovered the Captain's treachery and was enraged. In the ensuing confrontation, the Captain and Hakon fell off a cliff to their deaths. But, because of a combination of the ancient magics of the Archmage's cave close by and the force of the two men's hatred for each other (alongside Hakon's hatred for Goliath and the Captain's self-hatred for having failed to save the lives of his friends), they survived on as ghosts, condemned to haunt the cave.

In 1996, when Goliath and his companions arrived at the former site of Castle Wyvern as the first stop upon the Avalon World Tour, the ghosts of the Captain and Hakon decided to take advantage of their arrival as a means of regaining their old lives. They drove Goliath to a state of near-madness with illusions designed to remind him of the Wyvern massacre and play upon his guilt over having helped bring it about by leaving the clan behind, and then began to use the magic of [the Megalith Dance] to transfer Goliath's life-force to themselves, allowing them to solidify while Goliath would be reduced to a ghostly condition. But the Captain in the end was unwilling to bring further suffering upon Goliath, and foiled Hakon's scheme instead, thus redeeming himself and winning release from the cave.

The alias assumed by Jon Canmore, when he was posing as a reporter for WVRN.

[The alias adopted by Jon Canmore, after he fled St. Damien's Cathedral. Now consumed with hatred for the gargoyles and seeking revenge upon them, he contacted the Illuminati, asking them for help. The Illuminati agreed for their own reasons, and helped Jon Canmore, under his new alias as Castaway, set up the Quarrymen.]

Castaway first employed Banquo and Fleance to provide him with experienced muscle, and then recruited a number of frightened New York citizens to join him in battling the gargoyles, including Vinnie. In his first attack upon the gargoyles, he cornered Goliath and Elisa at the ruins of the clock tower, and came close to killing them both, but was prevented from doing so by Vinnie. Castaway escaped, however, vowing to continue the hunt.

[Castaway will continue to pose a threat to the gargoyles in the future. In time, Jason and Robyn will learn that he is really their brother, and Jason will attempt, presumably in vain, to turn Castaway away from his mad course. By 2198, Castaway's descendants will presumably still be anti-gargoyle and connected to the Quarrymen, and also on poor terms with the Monmouths, descended from Dingo and Robyn Canmore, as a result.]


The Castle of the Holy Grail. Carbonek travels about on the face of the Earth, and has no definite point on the map. Blanchefleur lives there as its Queen - at least until she joins King Arthur and Sir Griff on their adventures - and Percival spends much time there as well.

<Carbonek (also known as Corbenic) appears in the medieval Grail romances as the castle of the Holy Grail, and home of the Fisher King. It was extremely difficult to find in the legends, and only a knight pure enough to achieve the Grail could usually gain entrance.>]

The ancestral home of Clan Moray, including Findlaech and Macbeth. It was sacked and presumably destroyed by Canmore and his English followers in 1057.

The ancestral home of Goliath and his clan. Originally, it stood on [Wyvern Hill, on the western coast of] Scotland, but has since been moved by David Xanatos to New York City.

[There is evidence for a previous human occupation of Wyvern Hill before the building of the present castle, but Castle Wyvern itself was originally built in 971, after Prince Malcolm and Hudson formed their alliance. Partly thanks to the ruins and still-intact foundation of the earlier stronghold, partly through the help of the gargoyles and the Archmage, the castle was completed by 975,] when Prince Malcolm and Princess Elena were married.

Castle Wyvern, thanks both to the natural defenses of its site and the help of the gargoyles, was close to impregnable. It stood on a rocky cliff atop the rookery of the local gargoyle clan, reachable only by a narrow causeway. By day, the human archers of Prince Malcolm and Princess Katharine defended it; by night, the gargoyles reinforced the garrison. [For twenty-three years,] the castle defied capture.

In 994, however, the Captain of the Guard and Demona, angered at the increasingly poor treatment and lack of gratitude that Princess Katharine and her court had shown the gargoyles, betrayed the castle to Hakon and his band of Vikings, who took the human residents prisoner and destroyed nearly all of the gargoyle clan. After the Magus turned the surviving gargoyles (except for Demona) to stone, Princess Katharine felt that it was no longer safe to remain at the castle, and left for her uncle Kenneth II's court, taking her people with her. Castle Wyvern was left deserted for the next thousand years, its only inhabitants being Goliath and his fellow gargoyles, frozen in stone sleep atop the battlements.

Perhaps thanks to the hauntings by the Captain of the Guard and Hakon's ghosts, the castle was left deserted until Xanatos came there in 1994, purchased it, and transported it to New York, where he rebuilt it atop the Eyrie Building, making it into his personal headquarters. Because the castle now rose above the clouds in its new location, the Magus's curse upon the gargoyles was broken, awakening them from their stone sleep (the reason for Xanatos's moving the castle). For a while, the gargoyles lived in Castle Wyvern, but after it became clear that it was too dangerous for them to share the same home with Xanatos, they moved to the clock tower.

Castle Wyvern is still recognizable as a medieval castle, if furnished with modern-day comforts (including electricity) and various art treasures of Xanatos's, such as a 12th century tapestry (which, unknown to him, hung over a secret entrance to the great hall known only to Demona). It still remains Xanatos's home, and, after the destruction of the clock tower, has become the home of Goliath and his clan once again.

<While Castle Wyvern is, of course, fictional, it is modeled after a real castle: Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, the legendary site of King Arthur's conception, and, in modern versions of the Arthurian legend, birth.>


A magical cauldron, made of iron, and thus presumably created by a human wizard (and apparently one with a twisted sense of humor). According to legend, it possessed the key to immortality; if a special brew (which included a piece of gargoyle stone skin in its ingredients) was made in it and someone bathed in it afterwards, that person would live "as long as the mountain stones". In fact, the brew would turn anything dipped in it into stone.

Xanatos obtained the Cauldron of Life and decided to use it as a means of becoming immortal, capturing Hudson to use both as a source for the necessary piece of stone skin, and as a guinea pig. When Hudson escaped, Owen volunteered to test it, and dipped his hand into the Cauldron's brew; his hand was promptly turned to stone. Xanatos was mildly disappointed, but out of his usual desire not to waste anything, he melted the Cauldron down and used it to create Coyote 4.0., intending to use this robot's iron composition as a means of turning it into a "faerie trap", particularly for Coyote the Trickster. This also failed in the end, however.

<The Cauldron of Life contains a strong echo of the various magical cauldrons of Celtic mythology. Throughout the legends of the Celts, there are stories about cauldrons with miraculous properties. One that particularly echoes the Cauldron of Life was the Cauldron of Bran the Blessed, a mythical god-king of ancient Britain; this cauldron would restore to life a dead man laid within it, although he would not be able to speak. Another (or perhaps a different version of the same cauldron) was the Cauldron of Annwn, which King Arthur, according to the Welsh poem "Preiddeu Annwn", attempted to carry away from Annwn, the Welsh Otherworld. It was rimmed with pearls and warmed by the breath of nine maidens; it bestowed great wisdom upon its user, but would not boil the food of a coward. Many Arthurian and Celtic scholars believe that such cauldrons may have helped give rise to the legends about the Holy Grail.

It is uncertain as to whether the Cauldron of Life in the Gargoyles Universe is to be actually equated with any of these Celtic cauldrons, but they may be based on distorted rumors about it. It is at least quite likely that they were the inspiration for the Cauldron of Life to the "Gargoyles" production team.>

A television sports program that Hudson is particularly fond of.
A park in the middle of New York City, covering almost 850 acres, and one of the city's best-known tourist attractions. Goliath and Elisa visited it the night after the clan's re-awakening in 1994, and here they were attacked by the Xanatos Goon Squad. The gargoyles and Elisa have visited it many times since, and even encountered a number of noted landmarks there, such as Belvedere Castle, Cleopatra's Needle, and even a statuary cluster of Alice in Wonderland and other fictional creations of Lewis Carroll.
The home of the Mayan gargoyles in Guatemala, an ancient Mayan step-pyramid.

This can mean one of two things, both associated with Oberon's Children.

1. "Changeling" is a term often used for "shape-shifter", a skill that Oberon's Children are particularly good at. Thus, Puck is often called a "changeling".

2. [In earlier times, changelings were what the faerie children secretly exchanged for human children were called. Morgana le Fay is the best-known of these. Presumably Oberon's Law has caused the practice of changelings of this nature to become discontinued in the Gargoyles Universe.]

<The second definition of "changelings" is indeed the correct one, according to actual faerie-legends. In these tales, the faeries would often steal away human babies, replacing them with their own kind. Sometimes these would be faerie infants who had failed to thrive; more often, they were elderly faerie-folk who were disguised as babies, sent to the human world to live an easy life, being catered to by their "parents". Quite likely, these stories arose (at least, in part) to explain infant paralysis and other such diseases among babies.

In Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Oberon and Titania quarrel over the custody of a human child swapped for a changeling, a young Indian boy whom both Oberon and Titania wish to raise. (Greg Weisman has mentioned once a private theory that this Indian boy might actually have been a son of Oberon's by a mortal woman).

Changelings of the second variety never appeared in the televised episodes of "Gargoyles", although Titania does indeed attempt to kidnap Alexander in "The Gathering"; the term is only used in the first (and strictly speaking, inaccurate) sense.>


Elisa's boss, the Chief of Detectives in the 23rd precinct. A tough and efficient leader, and good friend to Elisa and her family.

A daughter of Chavez's appeared in Puck's "Future Tense" illusion as one of the downtrodden humans living in the Xanatos-controlled New York of 2036. [This daughter of Chavez's does indeed exist in the Gargoyles Universe currently, most likely as a baby, although it is doubtful that her future will become quite so bleak.]

One of the human goons who supported Fang in his attempt to seize control of the Labyrinth. He was subsequently banished from it, after Talon assumed leadership there.
[The name born by Oberon's Children during the reign of Queen Mab.]
One of two teenagers, the other being Rosario Sanchez, who rescued a five-year-old from drowning in Central Park and was honored by the city of New York for their act of heroism.
A young man who helped bring the New Olympians into contact with the outside world. After graduating from MIT, Terry rashly decided to sail around the world on its own, and ran into a storm near New Olympus. He almost perished in it, but was rescued by Sphinx, who brought him to New Olympus. There, Terry was placed on "trial" by the New Olympians, much as Elisa was; the New Olympians' final decision was to make contact with humanity and establish diplomatic relations to them. Terry accompanied the delegation of Taurus, Talos, and Sphinx to the United Nations Building in New York, after which his mother became the United Nations ambassador to New Olympus. Terry and Sphinx have entered into a Romeo-and-Juliet-style relationship, much to the alarm, disgust, and opposition of their fellow humans and New Olympians alike.]
The ship that brought Lydia Duane, Peter Morwood-Smythe, and the Scrolls of Merlin to New York.
The family of Macbeth and Findlaech, as called in 11th century Scotland. The heads of it were generally the High Stewards of Moray.

One of the Mutates. Claw's background before becoming a Mutate is unknown, as is even his original name. He was so shocked by his transformation that he has never spoken since.

Claw is a bit on the timid side. He originally helped Fang in his take-over of the Labyrinth, but at last (with some help from Maggie) gained enough courage to refuse to help him any further. He continues to silently defend the Labyrinth and its people from harm.

Claw's Mutate form is modeled on that of a tiger.

An Egyptian obelisk standing in Central Park, near the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Contrary to its name, it is not a needle and has no connection to Cleopatra, having originally been built by the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose III. Goliath and Elisa briefly cornered Demona here when she attempted to steal Titania's Mirror from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Broadway and Elisa later came here in their search for Matt during the "Silver Falcon" adventure, where Elisa met Martin Hacker for the first time.
A flier in the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain.

A Gothic clock tower structure topping the 23rd precinct police station in New York City. After the gargoyles were driven out of Castle Wyvern, Elisa brought them here, for them to use it as their home. They soon settled into the clock tower, and lived there happily until Robyn Canmore destroyed it. [The clock tower is since being rebuilt, though in a slightly different style.] Even after the clock tower's destruction, its ruins were the site of Goliath and Elisa's first battle with Castaway.

<The clock tower is fictional, of course, but similar structures actually do exist in New York.>


A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, specializing in medieval art. It stands in Tryon Park, overlooking the Hudson River, and is composed of various pieces of medieval monasteries from France and Spain, purchased and imported by John D. Rockefeller, who founded this museum.

The Cloisters was the site of Demona's temporarily turning Goliath into a zombie under her control, the act which turned Brooklyn against her. Its medieval nature thrilled Brooklyn, causing him to describe it to Goliath as "like the world which we came from."

A past conflict in Puck's "Future Tense" vision, which occurred somewhere between 1996 and 2036, in which Thailog was slain. (Presumably Puck has seen the "Star Wars" trilogy).

Five cloned gargoyles created by Sevarius for Demona and Thailog, to provide Demona with a clan of her own, and Thailog with "flunkies". He obtained the DNA necessary for their creation from Demona during the time that she was held prisoner in the Labyrinth, via a robotic mosquito which bit Hudson and the trio, obtaining gene samples from them and transporting them back to Sevarius. From these, Sevarius created the Clones Burbank, Malibu, Brentwood, and Hollywood. At Thailog's secret request, without Demona's knowledge, he created Delilah from the combined DNA of Demona and Elisa.

[The Clones were artificially aged, like Thailog, to their early twenties, thus making them a little tougher than the trio, and much tougher than Hudson, when they were pitted against them at Coney Island.] At Sevarius's advice, Thailog kept their programming simple, merely instructing them to obey him. With their help, he and Demona defeated Goliath and his clan at the Coney Island Amusement Park, but after Demona freed the clan to save Angela from Thailog, the Clones were defeated. After Thailog's apparent death in the roller-coaster fire, the Clones were left without any direction; Talon decided to take them under his care at the Labyrinth, where he and the other Mutates could teach them to think for themselves and use verbs.

[The Clones will form a clan of their own in the Labyrinth, the descendants of which will still be around by 2198. Among these descendants will be Delilah (2).]

The Kachinas (q.v.).
The robotic body made by Xanatos to house Desdemona's soul, as a means of repaying Goliath for saving Alexander from Oberon. It bears a striking resemblance to Desdemona herself, and can shoot out flames in battle. After Alex transferred Desdemona's soul to Coldfire, she accompanied Coldstone in her new body in pursuit of Coldsteel.
The robotic body made by Xanatos to house Iago's soul, as a means of repaying Goliath for saving Alexander from Oberon. It bears a striking resemblance to Iago himself, and is equipped with metal tentacles that can repair themselves when damaged [through nanotechnology]. After Alex transferred Iago's soul to Coldsteel, he eagerly left Castle Wyvern to create fresh havoc, but Coldstone and Coldfire went in pursuit of him to prevent him from dangering innocents. [At some later point, Coldsteel will become somehow involved with Coyote 5.0, probably through an alliance.]

The body that Xanatos and Demona created to house Othello's soul in, made half from pieces of shattered stone from Othello, Desdemona, and Iago in the Wyvern Massacre (Othello's being dominant), half from cybernetic parts. They created it in the winter of 1994-95, bringing it to life through a combination of sorcery and science; in so doing, they also unwittingly resurrected Desdemona and Iago, whose souls were likewise confined in Coldstone because their body fragments were part of it, although they did not immediately reveal their presence. Othello's soul was the dominant of the three initially, thus rendering him the identity of Coldstone thereafter.

Demona and Xanatos then duped Coldstone into helping them against Goliath, Demona deceiving him into believing that Goliath was the one responsible for his half-machine condition that had so horrified him when he discovered it. Coldstone fought Goliath first at Times Square and then at the George Washington Bridge, but finally came to understand that he had been deceived by Demona, and saved Goliath from drowning in the Hudson River. He also blocked a shot meant for Goliath from Demona's laser cannon and fell into the river himself; Goliath and his clan mistakenly believed him to have drowned.

But Coldstone survived, and emerged from the river some months later, now controlled by a computer program that Xanatos had installed in him when he and Demona had first "revived" him. Under Xanatos's control, Coldstone broke into the Golden Cup Building and downloaded a series of files on secret weapons being designed for the military there; however, these files were protected by a powerful computer virus that began to destroy his memory banks. This triggered the surfacing of Desdemona and Iago's souls inside him, and both they and his original soul as Othello began surfacing at different moments, all controlling him. Goliath and his clan, re-encountering him, soon discovered his new condition, and Goliath had to enter Coldstone's mind through RECAP's virtual reality hook-up to save him. Iago tried to play Goliath and Othello against each other once again, but failed. In the end, the virus did enough damage to temporarily shut Coldstone down; the gargoyles took him back to the clock tower, in the hopes of someday being able to restore him.

Lexington worked hard at this task, but was unable to make any progress. Demona and Macbeth kidnapped Coldstone under the Weird Sisters's instructions, however, mainly as a decoy to hide the thefts of the Grimorum Arcanorum, Eye of Odin, and Phoenix Gate, but also to use briefly against the clan (while Iago was controlling him). For a time, Othello refused to regain control of his body as Coldstone from Iago and save the gargoyles and Elisa from their enemies, prefering to remain with Desdemona's soul in cyberspace, but at last (with a bit of prodding from the Sisters, masquerading as Desdemona) did seize control of his body, ousting Iago. He helped Elisa drive off Demona and Macbeth and free the clan, but then left New York, unwilling to remain in the area as long as Iago could regain control of him at any point and use his body to endanger the gargoyles once more.

Coldstone wandered about the world, finally coming to reside in the Himalayas for a time. [He even encountered Goliath and his companions here when Avalon sent them there, but the details of that adventure are as yet unknown.] After Goliath helped thwart Oberon's attempt to kidnap Alexander, however, Xanatos decided to repay his debt to Goliath by finding Coldstone, bringing him back to New York, and constructing two additional robotic bodies to house Desdemona and Iago's souls in, Coldfire and Coldsteel respectively. When mere technology proved unable to transfer the gargoyle souls to these bodies, however, Owen had to step in by, as Puck, making "soul transference" one of Alex's magic lessons. The three gargoyle souls in Coldstone were temporarily transfered to Broadway (who housed Othello's soul), Angela (who housed Desdemona's soul), and Brooklyn (who housed Iago's soul). For a time, they were tempted to remain in their new gargoyle hosts, but at last Othello realized that he and Desdemona could not deprive Broadway and Angela of their own lives, and so let Alex transfer them back to Coldstone and Coldfire's bodies. Iago had, in the meantime, already housed himself in Coldsteel, and Coldstone and Coldfire, realizing that he had become more dangerous than before in this form, set off in pursuit of him. They have not been heard from since, although no doubt they are still out there.

A joint name for Coldstone, Coldfire, and Coldsteel (q.v.).
The power center for New Olympus. It was here that Elisa and Taurus defeated Proteus.
The site of a famous amusement park on the beach near Manhattan, although somewhat tattered at the edges by now. It was the site of the clan's capture by Demona and Thailog, and the subsequent battle between Demona and Thailog atop the blazing roller-coaster ride.
The alias assumed by Jason Canmore while posing as a police detective at the 23rd precinct station house.

The King of Scotland from 995 to 997. [Constantine was the son of King Culen of Scotland, born in 971, the same year that Kenneth II overthrew his father. Kenneth spared Constantine's life,] and let him grow up at court, unaware of the young man's true nature. Constantine hungered for the throne, and by 995, was already prepared to seize it. He had already gathered a body of supporters, and next plotted the murder of King Kenneth.

Constantine began courting the Lady Finella, whom Kenneth had fallen in love with, and duped her into believing that he really did love her. He persuaded Finella to tell the King quietly, in the drying-house, that she wished to marry Constantine instead of him, and then took Kenneth by surprise, murdered him, and seized the throne. To secure his claim all the better, he decided to force Princess Katharine to marry him, using the gargoyle eggs in her charge as hostages. The Magus, Tom, and Mary helped the Princess and the eggs flee to Avalon, after which Mary and Finella, who was eager to foil Constantine's schemes after discovering how she had been used by him, took the Grimorum into their possession, to keep Constantine and the sorcerers in his employ from obtaining it and reaching Avalon.

[Constantine's men pursued Mary and Finella until Brooklyn spirited them away to the United States in the 1970's on his first Timedancer adventure. In 997, just two years after his usurpation, Constantine was overthrown and slain by Kenneth III and Maol Chalvim II at the Battle of Ratheveramoen.]

<Constantine III was a real Scottish king, although it is uncertain as to whether he actually did murder Kenneth II or merely took advantage of his death to become King of Scotland. His parentage and dates in "Gargoyles" are historically accurate. He is also known as "Constantine the Bald", a feature not found in the appearance of the Constantine of "Gargoyles", however.>

The alias assumed by Robyn Canmore when she applied for a position at Nightstone Unlimited as Dominique Destine's personal assistant.

A robot, or rather, succession of robots, designed by Xanatos, mainly for the purposes of assisting the Pack. So far four have been built, [and at least three more will be constructed in the future].

Coyote 1.0 was an exact robotic lookalike of Xanatos, who, with Dingo's assistance, broke Wolf, Jackal, and Hyena out of Riker's Island and led them against the gargoyles. During the battle with the clan aboard the oil tanker Otoshiana Maru, its true nature was revealed when Bronx gnawed half its face off, giving it a half-Xanatos half-robot appearance, and Lexington then destroyed it, except for its head which escaped.

Xanatos recovered the head and made it part of Coyote 2.0, a more powerful and less humanoid robot who became part of the upgraded Pack and led it against Goliath's clan. It was finally destroyed in a collision with a train, and its half-Xanatos half-robot head destroyed separately by Goliath.

Xanatos built a third Coyote robot and sent it with Jackal, Hyena, and Wolf to Egypt, to assist the Emir in the summoning of Anubis. Coyote 3.0 still bore the image of a half-Xanatos half-robotic face, although now as an image on its monitor screen rather than as an actual physical feature. It was reduced to a pile of rust by Jackal when he became an avatar of Anubis.

Coyote 4.0 was built by Xanatos (at least, in part) out of the iron that the Cauldron of Life had been originally made from; he brought it with him to Arizona to use in capturing Coyote the Trickster (who was not amused by the robot's sharing his name and even threatened to sue Xanatos for copyright infringement). The iron that Coyote 4.0 was made of allowed it to temporarily contain Coyote the Trickster, but the latter finally escaped and tricked the robot into bringing a pile of steel girders down upon itself, crushing it.

[In the immediate future, three more Coyote robots, at least, will be built. Coyote 5.0 will be connected in some way to Coldsteel, although how is as yet unknown. Coyote 6.0 will set up the Ultra-Pack - whether on its own initiative, or upon instructions for somebody else, is also as yet unknown - and Coyote 7.0 will actually lead the Ultra-Pack into battle.

By 2198, the line of Coyote robots has culminated in the figure of Coyote-X. The exact identity of Coyote-X's builder is unknown, but the 2198 edition of this robot has become a very cunning and ambitious figure with designs to take over the world. After the Space-Spawn invade Earth, however, he expands his ambition to the conquest of the entire galaxy.]

Hyena has a strong infatuation with the first three Coyote robots (she never met Coyote 4.0), which none of them have returned. (It is, indeed, questionable as to whether the Coyote series of robots is even capable of emotion).

<It is more than likely that Xanatos christened the Coyote robots thus, not only to fit in with the "wild dog" imagery in the Pack's names, but also as a reference to Coyote the Trickster, in light of the fact that Coyote 1.0 was an exact physical duplicate of Xanatos, and the following three have Xanatos's voice and part of his visage. Xanatos, after all, is himself a trickster.>


A Child of Oberon, and one of the Kachinas. Coyote is a trickster figure, who has become particularly prominent in Native American legend. He is particularly prominent in the southwest of the United States, such as Arizona, where the Coyote Carving was made in his honor.

When he was a boy, Peter Maza performed the Dance of the Coyote, a seldom-performed Kachina dance in Coyote's honor, at his father's request. This joined him to Coyote, and when he left Arizona, a part of Coyote went with him. Coyote felt the need to bring Peter Maza back to Arizona, so that they could be at least briefly re-united.

The answer to his need came in 1996, when Xanatos discovered the Coyote Carving and decided to use it as a means of capturing Coyote and gaining various boons from him, such as immortality. He and Coyote 4.0 went to Arizona and began a construction project on the site, for the purpose of threatening the Carving. This would lure Coyote out into the open, and allow Xanatos to trap him (using Coyote 4.0 for the job, since it was forged from the iron that had once made the Cauldron of Life, and would thus be able to imprison a Child of Oberon). He succeeded in capturing Coyote in the end, but Goliath, Elisa, Angela, Bronx, Beth, and Peter Maza came to the trickster's rescue, and freed him. Coyote afterwards told Peter Maza about their link and his need to bring him back to Arizona, and then departed.

Coyote has many of the standard traits of a trickster; he is clever, triumphs through outwitting his opponents, and likes to make wisecracks. But he is a benevolent figure at heart, who cares about those humans connected to him (such as Peter Maza), and uses his powers to help protect them.

Coyote's human form (at least, the one documented) looks remarkably like a younger edition of Peter Maza (perhaps as the result of their mystical bond). However, he has also been known to take on the form of a whirlwind (with a cloud shaped like a coyote's head in the center of it). He likes to work subtly, often through manipulating occurrences in such a way that they seem to happen through coincidence rather than through magical intervention.

<Coyote the Trickster is a prominent figure in Native American legend. The Coyote of the actual legends is more of a comical buffoon than his animated counterpart, generally portrayed as coming up with ingenious schemes to benefit himself which somehow wind up backfiring. However, at other times, he is portrayed as a culture-hero, who taught humans how to use fire and brought other useful skills to them. The Coyote of "Gargoyles" clearly echoes this latter interpretation.>

A representation of Coyote the Trickster in his animal form, cut into the earth by a local Native American tribe near Flagstaff, Arizona. It is, in some way, connected to Coyote the Trickster, or at least, under his protection. Xanatos became aware of that in 1996, and so came out to Arizona to destroy it, ostensibly for the purpose of building over it, but in reality, to lure Coyote the Trickster out into the open to defend his carving; Xanatos then intended to capture Coyote and gain immortality from him. Fortunately, he was foiled by Goliath, Elisa, and their companions when they came to Arizona on the Avalon World Tour (alongside Peter and Beth Maza).
The world's largest diamond, which Fox sent Jackal and Hyena to steal. Xanatos bought it before they could steal it, however, prompting them to attempt to steal it from him, and leading to their attempted assassination of him at Xanadu. (In fact, Fox really sent Jackal and Hyena after the Coyote Diamond as part of Xanatos's scheme to recruit Derek Maza to his cause).

The animal form of the Banshee, also known as the "Death-Worm". The Cromm-Cruach looks something like a gigantic insect larva with fearsome mandibles. The Banshee assumes this form in battle.

<In Irish legend, Cromm-Cruach was a particularly powerful and fearsome Irish god whom it was extremely dangerous to worship. An idol of his, accompanied by the idols of twelve minor gods under his leadership, stood on the plain of Magh Sleacht, until St. Patrick, during his missionary work in Ireland, caused these idols to sink into the ground, banishing them forever.>


[A mysterious cave where Merlin is currently imprisoned. Its whereabouts are as yet unknown.

<The notion of Merlin being imprisoned or asleep in a cave somewhere is a familiar one, at least ever since the story of his imprisonment by Nimue began. Malory locates this cave in Cornwall, but other legends have provided other sites for it. Welsh tales have Merlin asleep in a secret "House of Glass" on Bardsey Isle, off the northern coast of Wales, surrounded by thirteen magical treasures, or in a cave near the town of Carmarthen in southern Wales, where he was reuptedly born. Mary Stewart in her Merlin trilogy introduced the notion of Merlin's cave being a crystal one, and identified it as the one near Carmarthen. Whether Merlin's Crystal Cave in the Gargoyles Universe is at any of these locations or not is as yet unknown.>]


The greatest hero of ancient Ireland, who lived in the period between the late 1st century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D. He wielded the Gae Bolga in battle, and was accompanied by a gargoyle beast known as the Hound of Ulster. One of his leading feats was defeating the Banshee when she threatened all of Ireland. When he died, he was buried in the great tomb of Cairn na Culainn, along with the Gae Bolga.

Almost two thousand years later, Cuchulain was reincarnated as Rory Dugan. Rory rediscovered his true heritage with the aid of Bronx, despite the Banshee's efforts to prevent him from learning it, and Cuchulain is now restored, to protect Ireland again.

<Cuchulain was one of the leading heroes of Irish legend, alongside Finn mac Cool, and a major figure in the Ulster Cycle. He was the son of Lugh, one of the greatest of the Tuatha de Danaan (a race of beings in Irish mythology somewhere between gods and faerie-folk), by Dechtire, the sister of King Conchobar of Ulster. His original name was Setanta, which he held until he slew the great hound of Culainn the Smith at the age of seven. He offered to replace the hound until Culainn could obtain a new one, and although his offer was not taken up, he received from that time on the name of "Cuchulain" or "Hound of Culainn". Contrary to the animated series, there was no separate "Hound of Ulster"; that was a nickname of Cuchulain's, related to "Hound of Culainn".

Cuchulain's most famous exploit was defending Ulster single-handedly against the entire army of Queen Maeve of Connacht, when she sought to invade Ulster to capture a magical brown bull. All the other warriors of Ulster were incapacitated by a magical curse at the time, and he held off her entire war-host alone, as recorded in the Irish epic, "The Tain". Maeve, filled with fury at Cuchulain's having bested her followers, plotted his death. She learned that he had two geases or magical strictures placed upon him: he must never eat the flesh of a dog, but he must also eat whatever food he was offered. So she had three sorceresses intercept him on the way to meet her in battle at the Plains of Muirthemne, and offer him roast dog for food. Because of his second geas, Cuchulain was bound to eat the dog-meat, but in so doing, he lost much of his superhuman strength. He was thus overcome at Muirthemne and slain, fighting with his back against a standing stone. When he was mortally wounded, he slew a nearby otter, called by the Irish a river-dog; thus, his last great feat, as well as his first one, was slaying a dog.>


[The King of Scotland from 966 to 971. Culen was the son of Indulf, born in 922. He helped his father usurp the Scottish throne in 954, upon Maol Chalvim I's death, but was forced to go into exile with him to Ireland in 962, after Princes Duff and Kenneth triumphed over him. In 966, however, Culen returned and overthrew Duff at the Battle of Gaine, seizing the Scottish throne. He held it until 971, when he was overthrown and presumably slain by Kenneth II and Prince Malcolm (with the help of the gargoyles of Wyvern Hill under Hudson). Culen was the father of Constantine III.

<Culen was an actual Scottish king, whose reign went pretty much in real history the way that it did in the Gargoyles Universe, minus the gargoyles' involvement. Little is known about him beyond the dates of his reign, and the fact that he was Indulf's son and Constantine III's father, however.>]

A genetically engineered virus created by Sevarius for Demona at Nightstone Unlimited. The virus was itself nothing more than a means of carrying an antigen or pathogen, capable of spreading through air, water, and mammalian vectors; if released, it could cover the entire planet quickly. Demona in her "Dominique Destine" persona claimed that its purpose was to be bonded with antigens to create a cure as contagious as any disease, but her real purpose for it was as a means of destroying humanity, by magically bonding it with the DI-7 Detergent, creating a plague powerful enough to destroy the entire human race.

A multinational corporation founded and headed by Halcyon Renard, and one of Xanatos's leading rivals. Eager to get his hands on much of its recent research, Xanatos tricked Goliath and his clan into stealing three computer disks from three separate Cyberbiotics labs, one in the Cyberbiotics Tower, one in an underground research facility (which later became the Labyrinth), and one aboard Fortress One. The gargoyles completed their mission, in the process inflicting severe damage upon Cyberbiotics, and even destroying Fortress One.

To help Cyberbiotics recover from this serious setback, Renard personally financed the building of Fortress Two as a replacement for the destroyed Fortress One. Fox tried to destroy Fortress Two as a means of wiping her father out and seizing control of Cyberbiotics, but Goliath helped Renard save the airship, and thus preserve the company.

More recently, Cyberbiotics was involved in a rain forest clearing action in Guatemala, supervised by Preston Vogel, [without Renard's knowledge or permission]. When the Mayan gargoyles began hindering Cyberbiotics operations there, Vogel hired Jackal and Hyena to deal with the clan, but after they were defeated, decided to call off the project.

A Cyberbiotics installation on an island in New York's bay. The trio raided it to steal one of the disks there for Xanatos. When Preston Vogel sabotaged Fortress Two for Fox, the airship nearly collided with the Cyberbiotics Tower, although Renard managed to prevent the collision.
Small robots developed by Cyberbiotics, used in particular to man Fortress Two. Halcyon Renard used some of them during the battle with Oberon in New York to temporarily imprison him.

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