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"You call me brother, Goliath, but we know better! I am no gargoyle! I am Coldstone!"
Coldstone

Coldstone, occasionally referred to as "Othello," was a gargoyle member of the Wyvern Clan who, long after being shattered by vikings was rebuilt as an android along with fragments of two other clan members.

History

During his time in the Wyvern Clan, the gargoyle later known as "Coldstone" was led to believe believe that his mate was having an affair with Goliath by his treacherous rookery brother. Othello attacked Goliath, throwing aside his mate, until she was able to make him see the truth behind their brother's lies.[1]

In 994 CE, Coldstone spoke with his brother and asked if he could join him and their mentor in their search for Hakon's Vikings.[2] Goliath's 2nd in commmand then approached him and his mate to tell them something but she refrained from telling them about her and captain's treachery. He was shattered with his clan by Hakon and his Viking marauders.[3]

A millenium later, Coldstone was resurrected by Demona and Xanatos, using parts of three gargoyles: the one who would come to be known as Coldstone himself, his mate and his evil brother from 994 A.D.[2]

Upon reanimation, he named himself Coldstone. He was manipulated to attack the Manhattan Clan by Demona. Upon realizing the truth and joining the Manhattan Clan he took a laser blast to the chest intended for Goliath and sunk to the bottom of the Hudson River.[2]

Months later Xanatos reactivated Coldstone to steal technology from a competing company. By breaking into the servers Coldstone was infected with a computer virus which caused an internal struggle for over the body between the three spirits within the android. During this struggle Goliath entered into the body via virtual reality helping Coldstone and his mate defeat their evil brother who was consumed by the virus and shutting down the body of Coldstone. Goliath took Coldstone's inanimate body to the Manhattan Clan's Clock tower[1] and kept it inside a storage room.[4]

Macbeth and Demona later stole the Grimorum, Eye of Odin, the Phoenix Gate, and the body of Coldstone as part of the Weird Sisters' plan. His brother then took control of his body and aided MacBeth and Demona in their attempt to destroy both Maza and the Manhattan Clan. However, Coldstone was convinced by his mate and the Weird sisters to take back control of his body. He then subdued MacBeth and forced both him and Demona to leave. He then removed the chains from Goliath and the others. He then chose to leave knowing that no living Gargoyle was safe while his mate and brother kept fighting.[5] Reactivated, the internal struggle continued and Coldstone took the body to exile in Tibet. Found by Xanatos and his Steel Clan, he was brought to New York where Xanatos attempted to transfer the other two personalities into new bodies. Owen, as Puck, used this as a lesson for Alex on transferring souls eventually giving Coldstone's brother, and mate their own bodies. Coldstone's evil brother, now calling himself Coldsteel left to cause mayhem with Coldstone and his mate, now called Coldfire, following his trail determined to end his rampage.[6]

When Coldsteel appeared in London as a part of Xanatos' plans involving the Stone of Destiny, Coldstone and his robotic mate, Coldfire, appeared to stop him.[7]

Characteristics

Appearance

Of all the Coldtrio, Coldstone most closely resembles the gargoyle Othello, his original dominant personality, and the one who would eventually take over the body and name permanently. Roughly half of his body has been replaced with robotics. Coldstone's wings, part of the left half of his head, his right eye, his right arm, most of his left leg, the end of his tail and much of his torso are all cybernetic parts, along with smaller pieces throughout his body. Most of Coldstone's robot parts resemble the corresponding parts on Othello, though he is missing the horn and hair on the left side of his head and his wings are smaller and more angular. Coldstone has a couple of features borrowed from the Steel Clan, including a retracting arm cannon. Coldstone's robotics are metallic gray, red, and gold.

His remaining body is re-animated stone, not flesh. (Hence Demona's line "You are cold stone brought to life.") This can be hard to tell, since Othello's skin color is very similar to Coldstone's current coloration.

Unlike other gargoyles, whose tails simply end in points, Othello's tail had a small club-like tip. This is also seen in Coldstone in the form of a ball on the tip of his cybernetic tail.

Notes

  • In-Universe, Coldstone has never actually been called Othello; it was a production name only. "Othello" is generally used to refer to the individual Coldstone, whereas "Coldstone" is occasionally used to refer to the android body and none of the actual spirits within it. Since Coldfire and Coldsteel eventually obtained their own bodies, "Coldstone" is now used primarily to refer to the individual "Othello".
  • Coldstone and Coldfire are the biological parents of Gabriel, although neither of them consider this important or see themselves in such a light, rather seeing themselves as parents to all their rookery children.
  • Coldstone/Othello is one of several characters played by a Star Trek cast member. In this case Michael Dorn, who portrayed Worf.


Appearances


Season 1 Season 2 Season 3

  1. Awakening
  2. Awakening, Part Two
  3. Awakening, Part Three
  4. Awakening, Part Four
  5. Awakening, Part Five
  6. The Thrill of the Hunt
  7. Temptation
  8. Deadly Force
  9. Enter MacBeth
10. The Edge
11. Long Way to Morning
12. Her Brother's Keeper
13. Reawakening

  1. Leader of the Pack
  2. Metamorphosis
  3. Legion
  4. A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time
  5. The Mirror
  6. The Silver Falcon
  7. Eye of the Beholder
  8. Vows
  9. City of Stone, Part One
10. City of Stone, Part Two
11. City of Stone, Part Three
12. City of Stone, Part Four
13. High Noon

14. Outfoxed
15. The Price
16. Revelations
17. Double Jeopardy
18. Upgrade
19. Protection
20. The Cage
21. Avalon, Part One
22. Avalon, Part Two
23. Avalon, Part Three
24. Shadows of the Past
25. Heritage
26. Monsters

27. Golem
28. Sanctuary
29. M.I.A.
30. Grief
31. Kingdom
32. The Hound of Ulster
33. Walkabout
34. Mark of the Panther
35. Pendragon
36. Eye of the Storm
37. The New Olympians
38. The Green
39. Sentinel

40. Bushido
41. Cloud Fathers
42. Ill Met By Moonlight
43. Future Tense
44. The Gathering, Part One
45. The Gathering, Part Two
46. Vendettas
47. Turf
48. The Reckoning
49. Possession
50. Hunter's Moon, Part One
51. Hunter's Moon, Part Two
52. Hunter's Moon, Part Three

  1. The Journey
  2. Ransom
  3. Runaways
  4. Broadway Goes Hollywood
  5. A Bronx Tail
  6. The Dying Of The Light
  7. And Justice For All
  8. Genesis Undone
  9. Generations
10. ...For It May Come True
11. To Serve Mankind
12. Seeing Isn't Believing
13. Angels In The Night

SLG comic books

Gargoyles #1. Clan Building Chapter One: Nightwatch
Gargoyles #2. Clan Building Chapter Two: The Journey
Gargoyles #3. Clan Building Chapter Three: Invitation Only
Gargoyles #4. Clan Building Chapter Four: Masque
Gargoyles #5. Clan Building Chapter Five: Bash
Gargoyles #6. Clan Building Chapter Six: Reunion
Gargoyles #7. Clan Building Chapter Seven: The Rock
Gargoyles #8. Clan Building Chapter Eight: Rock & Roll
Gargoyles #9. Clan Building Chapter Nine: Rock of Ages
Gargoyles #10. Clan Building Chapter Ten: The Gate
Gargoyles #11. Clan Building Chapter Eleven: Tyrants
Gargoyles #12. Clan Building Chapter Twelve: Phoenix

Bad Guys #1. Strangers
Bad Guys #2. The Lost
Bad Guys #3. Estranged
Bad Guys #4. Louse
Bad Guys #5. Strangled
Bad Guys #6. Losers

*Vows - Cameo inside the storage room in the clock tower.

References

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