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Greg "Xanatos" Bishansky writes...

Here's yet another question.

Did you ever plan to bring the Headless Horseman into "Gargoyles"? Sleep Hollow isn't too far from Manhattan.

Greg responds...

Is the Headless Horseman in the public domain?

If so, we would have gotten to it eventually.

Response recorded on February 23, 2000

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Todd Jensen writes...

Did you really mean it about having a story planned for "Gargoyles" involving Santa Claus? I must confess that old St. Nick seems easier to fit into a comedy-adventure series like "Duck Tales" than something on a more serious epic level like "Gargoyles" - and I assume that you weren't going to have that story be the stereotypical "bad guys hijack Santa's sleigh and our heroes have to rescue Santa and save Christmas" one - at least, I HOPE that that wasn't the sort of story you'd planned :)

Greg responds...

Yes, I meant it. But have a little faith. It would have fit our tone and our general handling of mythic figures from Macbeth to Anansi to Oberon. Admittedly, if the series tone could run the gammut from "Future Tense" to "Vendettas", it would have been closer to the latter than the former, I suppose. But it still, first and foremost, would have been something that worked within our universe.

Response recorded on February 23, 2000

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LSZ writes...

Greg, what were the Fomorians in the Gargoyles Universe?

Greg responds...

What?

Response recorded on February 17, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

In the gargoyles bible for the first season you had made mention of the existence of a 'very wise man' who first made an alliance with gargoyles building his castle of a gargoyle rookery and who ushered in the golden age of gargoyle-human relations...

Is this still how you picture it happening? The existence of a specific 'very wise man' was intriguing to me - is he just a generic figure, or someone whose name we would recognize? (I have my own idea on the subject ofcourse but I refrain from suggesting it in case it's considered a story-idea)

Greg responds...

I was being generic in the bible on purpose to simplify things. Honestly, I don't think I ever really thought there was just one person who did that. The world was too big a place and there wasn't any internet back then to facilitate communication. So that "wise man" was a place holder in my mind for a number of intelligent humans and gargoyles who made multiple alliances over multiple centuries in multiple places.

One such alliance of "wise men" was the alliance formed between Hudson and Malcolm, which was brokered by Robbie.

Another alliance was that formed between Xanatos and Demona, brokered by Owen, with a little help from Brooklyn, Mary and Finella behind the scenes.

Response recorded on February 09, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Mr. Weisman,

Were there any plans to deal with Beowulf in the Gargoyles series? I looked through the archives and didn't see any mention of it.

Greg responds...

I know I've answered this, but maybe it was since you asked the question. Anyway, yes. Eventually.

Response recorded on February 03, 2000

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Michael Norton writes...

Mr Weisman,
1) Did biblical events such as Noah's flood occur in the Gargoyles'Universe?
2) If the Noah's flood did occur, did the Gargoyle race survive on the Ark, or in some other way?

Greg responds...

I haven't given any specific thought to Noah. (Which is surprising, since my Torah portion at my Bar Mitzvah was on the guy, and those early influences usually stick with me.) There was definitely some flood, some basis for the legend in the Garg Universe, but I haven't worked out the details.

But now it's swimming around in my head, so ask me again in a few months.

Response recorded on February 01, 2000

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Siren writes...

Did you ever consider "cat-goyles"? If so, would they might have lived in South America or Africa, since they are the two continents with the most "big" cats?

Greg responds...

Again, what does this mean? I guess you could say Leo is a lionesque gargoyle. Does that count?

What's a cat-goyle?

Response recorded on January 31, 2000

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R. W. E. writes...

"Little Minds", sorry, you're right of course. So, who were/are the little-minded, and what was the foolish consistency which plagued them?

Greg responds...

Not telling now.

Response recorded on January 24, 2000

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Aaron writes...

Forgive me if this has been answered before, but does the Magus have a name or is he just generally known by his title?

Greg responds...

Both.

Response recorded on January 19, 2000

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Joxter the Mighty writes...

Following up the question I just asked, but not sure if this was related or not... Since you had intended to fit in every legend ever, how did you intend to fit in Beowulf?

Greg responds...

I had some Beowulf ideas. But they're pretty raw and unformed.

By the way, has anyone read the novel GRENDEL by John Gardner. (It's the Beowulf story from the monster's POV.) Always liked it.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000


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