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Having gotten very far afield, we began to re-incorporate our old comedy development into our new drama. Demona, Ralph (proto-Hudson) and "Lassie, Belushi, Goslyn" (proto-Trio) are back in the show. The Master-Gargoyle (proto-Goliath) is no longer a magical creation but the leader of a different species. We've still got him living through the thousand years -- something we'd eventually give over to Demona -- but we're getting closer to where we want to be.
The following document is notes written up after a development meeting. I'm guessing the write-up is by Fred Schaefer, but I'm not sure.
JAN 20 1992
GREG WEISMAN'S OFFICE
GARGOYLE: Notes from meeting 1/16/92
GK, GW, KF
The Gargoyle pitch needs to show the Master gargoyle as sympathetic and exciting. Need to emphasize empathy, emotion, heart and humor in series. Open in the city and flashback to brief backstory? (No mention of princess or wizard. Optional Messerschmitt card.)
Long ago there were lots of gargoyles - not millions, but thousands, all over the world. They were killed in vast numbers by humans because they were ugly, powerful, and too hard to control, although they did protect the humans by night. By day, the gargoyles sleep. A protective crust covers them, and this is shed when they wake up as the last rays of the sun disappear. Gargoyles are instinctually protective and territorial. They are not impervious to bullets, it hurts when they get shot, but bullets bounce off their thick skins. Lasers and bombs do not.
Master Gar has lived 1000 years. He tried to save as many gargoyles as he could from extinction. Put them to sleep? Has been waiting until for a time that is safe to awaken them. Detective convinces him now is the time, they're needed?
Master Gargoyle lives in the locked attic rotunda of a large downtown municipal building. Lots of arches, arched windows and outside entrances. Gar had to leave his old haunt, now owned by evil Xavier. Female police detective has key to rotunda. (Some stories with janitor accidentally coming in. Lots of boxes, some of the boxes are a door?)
Master Gargoyle (1) - Educated, sad, world-weary.
Girl detective (1) has seen a lot, but not totally cynical. Still believes there's some good in humans.
Gargoyle Warriors (1 - Demona) - adult, vicious brutes
Gargoyle Elders (1 - Ralph) old gargoyle warrior, caretaker of the apprentices.
Apprentice/squire gargoyles (3 - Lassie, Belushi, Goslyn) - young (teen), playful, uneducated, emulate the Master.
Villains - (3 - Xavier, Cat Scan, 1 other (a gargoyle warrior?)
Need to stay away from a fatherly relationship between our Master Gargoyle and the little gargoyles.