Lost Tales: Gargoyles
And further still at an unearthly height,
One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.
Gargoyles: A race of warriors by night, stone statues by day,
once betrayed and destroyed, the remnants of the Scottish Clan
Wyvern fall under a magic spell and only wake a thousand years
later in a world where once again magic and science will walk
hand in hand; a world where time travel and world-wide
conspiracies appears as well as power-mad wizards, trickster fays
and immortal kings, a world in which they'll have to fight human
bigotry as well as the genocidal wishes of the gargoyle Demona,
one of their very own.
Warning! The following
contain spoilers not only to the produced episodes of Gargoyles
but also to the "Master Plan" of Creator Greg Weisman.
If for any reason, you are not interested in learning about some
of the things he had planned for the series you are advised not
Written by Greg Weisman so as to describe the show and its general direction,
it still remains the best possible introduction to the series.
- Fourteen clans are destined to eventually form the Gargoyle Nation. This is my attempt to compile all the available information about these clans, including statistics and membership.
- The premise and a detailed description of the possible spin-off 'Gargoyles 2198' which pits the protagonists against the alien threat of the Space-Spawn. Originally a fill-in-the-blanks contest, now it stands as the bible to another series!
- A story by Greg Weisman, comprising the background of the 'Dark Ages' spin-off and detailing the origin of several of the characters, like Prince Malcolm and the Captain of the Guard.
- An effort to create one single timeline for all the various events in the Gargoyles Universe, somewhat incomplete.
Names and Forms:
Late in the history of the Cretan civilisation but far
before the fall of Troy, a man arrived at the palace of Lycastus,
king of Knossos. Though born of Egypt, the newcomer's name was
destined to become inseparably linked with the history of the
island; for in his story monsters are revealed, heroes live, love
and die, gods are brought to their knees and a new race is born.
My first Gargoyles fanfic. It took me much longer to write
than I had ever thought it would; and it likewise turned out much
longer than I ever thought it would! Hope you enjoy it, and
feedback is always welcome, be it positive or negative.
Notes: first posted 9-Jun-2001
Six possible spin-offs had been thought of by Greg Weisman and
could possibly have started production. These were (in order of
likelihood to be produced) the following (along with a
description of what they would have involved).
- Bad Guys: A Dirty Dozen-esque "Redemption
Squad" of past criminals is formed under the
guidance of the mysterious Director, a civil servant. The
leader is the Hunter Robyn Canmore, and these two
blackmail Dingo (aka Harry Monmouth - and the Matrix),
Fang and Yama to join it. The Squad's operations (which
are, at least in theory, covert) will bring it into
conflict with the Illuminati, the Director's enemy.
During the series Harry and Robyn would enter a romantic
relationship, while he would have a lot to atone for, and
the Matrix a lot to learn. Fang would be very slow to
repent of his past deeds, though.
- Dark Ages: This story would begin in 971, the year
that Malcolm and Clan Wyvern, first make their alliance
and the year Castle Wyvern is built. Hudson is the
leader, Demona and Goliath are teens, and the Trio are
still children. Through the series we would get to see
among other things the fate of Prince Malcolm and
Princess Elena, the death of Hudson's mate, Goliath's
rise to second-in-command. The unfinished story "Once upon a time there were
three brothers" by Greg Weisman covers the
background of this series, leading up to its first
- New Olympians: The New Olympians decide it's the
time to make contact with humanity. After their dramatic
arrival before the United Nations, tensions begin...
Three different factions would form among the New
Olympians. One would be led by Ekidna, include Kiron and
her reluctant daughter Medusa, and would desire isolation.
Another would desire peaceful co-existence, and finally a
third faction led by Jove (and including Helios and
Boreas' son) would desire to rule and be worshipped by
the humans once again. The four main protagonists would
be Talos (a robot rebuilt time and again over the
millenia), Taurus (who was originally against the idea of
revealing themselves), Sphinx and Terry Chung (who would
become the first human ambassador to New Olympus).
Between Sphinx and Terry, a Romeo & Juliet
relationship would develop. Other important characters
would include Proteus and possibly Xanatos who would want
to exploit the New Olympians.
- Pendragon: The Pendragon series would have
featured King Arthur and Sir Griff. and begun with their
Quest for Merlin. One more regular would have been added:
Blanchefleur, the estranged wife of Mr. Duval, the leader
and founder of the Illuminati, who would have also been
revealed to be the last Fisher King, Sir Perceval, old
friend and now rival of Arthur. Arthur's search would
have taken him in places both likely and unlikely,
including Tintagel, Stonehedge and the South Pole. After
Merlin's discovery, he would have joined them, and among
other things they would encounter the Holy Grail (and
Elisa and Goliath would have also gotten involved). A
story for the Stone of Destiny's journey back to Scotland
would have also certainly been made.
- Gargoyles 2198: In
the year 2198 the Space-spawn arrive, abduct the world
leaders (including Secretary General Alexander Fox
Xanatos) and enslave planet Earth. Samson, a descendant
of Goliath, becomes leader of the resistance. His allies
would include Nokkar, Owen, Demona, Delilah and Zafiro (these
last two being descendants of their present-day namesakes),
and timedancing Brooklyn and Fu-dog. Enemies would
include the Space-Spawn themselves, the Illuminati, the
Quarrymen, and Coyote-X whose plans for world-domination
have turned into dreams of galactic conquest...
- Timedancer: When Goliath flings the Phoenix Gate
into the portal it becomes lost in time. It appear in
front of Brooklyn but before he gets hold of it, it takes
him away. Brooklyn never manages to control it and the
random travels of the Gate will last forty years before
he manages to return to his own time, only five minutes
later. In his first journey he travels to 997 where he
helps Finella and Mary escape from Constantine and then
accidentally transports them to the 1970s. In the second
episode we would see Xanatos and Demona's first meeting.
Later time-travels would go from prehistorical times to
feudal Japan where he would find Katana, his future mate,
and he would also spend considerable time in 2198.
Finally he would return to the present with Katana, their
son Nashville, the unhatched egg of their daughter Tachi,
and Fu-dog, a gargoyle beast he'd find in ancient China.
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Last updated: 12 Apr 2002