|Date(s):||October 24, 1994 – February 15, 1997|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Gargoyles at Wikipedia|
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Gargoyles was an American cartoon with many unique aspects, mixing science fiction, fantasy and romantic elements with epic and complex story arcs spanning three seasons. 78 episodes were produced. After cancellation, the story was continued in a series of comic books.
In medieval Scotland, a clan of Gargoyles are cursed to turn into stone until their castle rises "above the clouds." Hundreds of years later, mysterious billionaire David Xanatos buys the castle and moves it to the top of a skyscraper in New York. The six gargoyles must now adjust to the strange new world around them, with the help of NYPD detective Elisa Maza.
Star Trek connection
This fandom was most active in the late 1990s and early 2000s and largely predated fandom's shift to livejournal, fans interacted through mailing lists and news groups, and most fan sites were found on GeoCities, Angelfire and other free hosting services.
Many fans belonged to fan groups called clans. All of these clans were online, but some also met in person at meetings and conventions.
- Clan Emanon
- Clan Steelclaw
- Ky'Son Clan
- Arcadia Clan
- West Coast Clan
- Goliath/Elisa Maza - canonical
- Demona/Goliath - canonical
- Angela/Broadway - canonical
- David Xanatos/Janine "Fox" Xanatos
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- No Goliath Chronicles: some fans disliked the Goliath Chronicles, so in their fanworks they will avoid this section of canon or fix-it in some way
- Crossover: usually with other Science Fiction and Fantasy fandoms
- fanfiction was largely het and gen
- Original Characters are very popular in this fandom due to gargoyles characteristics
Gathering of the Gargoyles
- Main article: Gathering of the Gargoyles
From 1997 - 2009 there were annual fan conventions focused on Gargoyles
- Understanding by Vanillasiren
- Symphony of Angels by Silver Spider
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? by VincentM
- Beauty I'd Always Missed by Merlin Missy (mtgat)
- The Path Unfolding by Aaron12
- Protect by zorm (Goliath/Elisa)
- Demona by kytheraoa
- Pensive Demona by travelingpantscg
- Elisa and Bronx by blackmorningcoffee
- Gargoyles Poster by HollyRoseBriar
- Gargoyles Night and Day by artemental (Goliath and Elisa keychain)
- Avalon Mists (online zine)
Multimedia zines & Crossovers
The complex characterization and epic story arcs of Gargoyles made it appealing to many fans who ordinarily would not have watched (or written fic for) an animated series; Gargoyles fanfic, often crossovers, often made appearances in multimedia zines where all the other fandoms were live-action.
- Slime Trails #8, a Real Ghostbusters zine, includes a Gargoyles crossover.
- Crazy Quilt #5 has a Gargoyles/due South crossover, also reprinted in 'Tis the Season.
- Texas Revelations #3 has a Gargoyles/Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover.
- Imaginary Time #3 has an X-Files/Gargoyles/Batman/Beauty and the Beast crossover.
- Compadres has several issues with Gargoyles stories.
- Urban Legends has a crossover universe with Gargoyles as one of the primary fandoms.
Archives and Fannish Links
- Stone By Day, a general community
- Gargoyle Clan, a general community
- Gargoyles Fanfiction, a fanfic community
- Gargoyles Crossovers, a Gargoyles crossovers community
- GargSlash, a slash community
- Gargoyles Watch, a Rewatch & Discussion community
- Demona_Elisa, a Demona/Elisa community
- demonas_lair, a Demona community
- Gargoyles Club
- Gargoyles Fanclub
- Gargoyles Awakening
- Gargoyles Aquatic
- Gargoyles Crossovers
- Gargoyles Erotica
- Gargoyles Galore
- Gargoyles Lovers
- Immortal Link
- Goliath Elisa Shippers
- Goliath x Elisa
- Goliath x Elisa
- Goliath x Demona
- Demona x Elisa