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Jon Canmore is a former hunter who posed as Jon Carter, a reporter for WVRN. He has taken the name John Castaway.

History

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as Jon Carter

Jon, along with his siblings Jason and Robyn, witnessed their father's death on the hands of "the demon" on the towers of Notre Dame in 1980. This prompted him and his siblings to continue hunting the demon and its kind. Jon was reluctant to do so, feeling that they were not obliged to continue their family's vendetta and that not all gargoyles were necessarily evil, much to Jason's fury.[1]

Eventually, Jason, Jon and Robyn tracked the demon down in Manhattan. Jon took the alias Jon Carter, working as a reporter for WVRN, to try and get information about the gargoyles from David Xanatos. When the siblings discovered the Manhattan Clan, they started hunting them as well, and after injuring the clan leader's daughter, the clan started hunting them down as well.

After Jason, along with Elisa Maza was thrown down a waterfall and apparently killed, Jon became convinced that all gargoyles were evil, and although Robyn was beginning to have doubts about their feud, the fact that Demona was planning to wipe all mankind out with a deadly carrier virus called the CV-1000 didn't help her case. Jon and Robyn attacked Demona in St. Damien's Cathedral, but ended up battling the Manhattan Clan, who were also there trying to stop Demona's plan. The battle was halted by the sudden return of Jason, who had survived and been convinced that the gargoyles of the Manhattan Clan were not enemies. Jon was not convinced and attempted to shoot Goliath, but Jason took the shot, resulting in Jason becoming paralyzed from the waist down. Jon almost took responsibility for shooting his brother saying "What have I ... What have they done?" This is the exact same thing Demona said in 994 when she found out Goliath had been cursed to remain stone at night. Jon, having decided to blame the gargoyles rather than himself for what happened to Jason, flew off and vowed to continue the hunt.[2]

Jon eventually took the name John Castaway and, with the help of the Illuminati, formed a new group of gargoyle Hunters, the Quarrymen.[3]

Castaway's first battle against the gargoyles as a Quarryman was a chase after Goliath throughout Manhattan that ended with a fight in the ruined police station. Castaway managed to restrain Goliath and Elisa Maza, intending to execute them both. Vinnie Grigori, a reluctant Quarryman recruit, began to have doubts about the righteousness of Castaway's dilemma, and stopped Castaway from killing the two of them. Castaway flew away, on a Quarryman helicopter.[4]

During the next Halloween, Castaway was visited by fellow Illuminatus Martin Hacker, who assured him that the Illuminati shared his desire to destroy the gargoyles.[5]

Future

Castaway will continue to pose a threat to the gargoyles in the future. By 2198, Castaway's descendants will presumably still be anti-gargoyle and connected to the Quarrymen, and also on poor terms with the Monmouths, descended from Dingo and Robyn Canmore, as a result.[6][7][8]

The Goliath Chronicles

Note: This section is not canon.

In the Goliath Chronicles, John Castaway was arrested after battling the gargoyles with heavy weaponry that he had bought from a "third world country with a shortage of cash". He somehow got out of jail shortly afterward and trapped the Manhattan Clan inside the supposed new home of the "Castaway Corporation" and blew the building up, only for them to be secretly saved by Xanatos. He then led a group of Quarrymen to destroy the last two remaining members of the clan, who were being moved by train to a holding facility. The Quarrymen had one final battle with the gargoyles trying to rescue Angela and Bronx, while Castaway attempted to destroy the entire train and everyone aboard. The gargoyles defeated the Quarrymen and Castaway was sent to prison once more.

In the Goliath Chronicles, it is never explicitly revealed that John Castaway is Jon Canmore, and the reasons for Castaway's hatred for the gargoyles are left unexplained. He does, however, insist that all gargoyles are evil in a manner similar to "Hunter's Moon" as well as referring to them as "monstrosities" and "abominations". In the final episode, Goliath berates Castaway for destroying innocent lives for a mere "ancient hatred", implying that he knows who Castaway is.

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

References

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