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Praying Gargoyle

the Praying Gargoyle.

The Praying Gargoyle is a magical artifact associated with the gargoyle race. It was created by the people of Atlantis. The Praying Gargoyle was made through a combination of an Atlantean crystal, Gargoyle stone skin and very powerful magic.

History

The Praying Gargoyle was created in the distant past through a combination of an Atlantean Crystal, gargoyle stone skin and powerful magic by the Atlanteans, who gave it to the gargoyles. It has many uses, but all are geared towards "protecting the protectors" in some fashion. Much as the crystals brought stone idols to life in Atlantis, the Praying Gargoyle can animate stone gargoyles. If the Praying Gargoyle is ever destroyed, it can actually regenerate in sixty years if laid on holy ground. This is likely due to the Atlantean Crystal and the regenerative properties of gargoyle stone skin.

The background of the Praying Gargoyle after its creation by the Atlanteans is unknown, but by 1920 it had found its way into the catacombs of Paris, France.

In 1920, Demona found the Praying Gargoyle in the catacombs and attempted to use it to destroy the humans of Paris (and perhaps beyond) by taking control of the city's gargoyle statues. In the ensuing battle with Fiona Canmore and Team Atlantis, the Praying Gargoyle was destroyed. But Demona recovered the remains and laid them in a secret hollow in the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral. ("The Last")

Demona retrieved the regenerated Praying Gargoyle from its hiding spot on the night of September 28th, 1980. She planned to make use of it to protect her race from the effects of her magical plague as part of "Operation Clean Slate", but Goliath destroyed it, thus ruining her plan and causing her to flee. ("Hunter's Moon" Part Three)

A few nights later, Demona returned to St. Damien's Cathedral to retrieve the crystal. ("Invitation Only")

If Demona places the crystal on holy ground soon after retrieving it, the Praying Gargoyle will be due to regenerate once more in 2056.

Powers

Only a few powers are known of the Praying Gargoyle, but it is said that it has more than these:

  • Protection of the Gargoyle race from harm
  • Self-regeneration within sixty years, if the pieces are laid on holy ground

Notes

  • It is an interesting coincidence that the Praying Gargoyle takes sixty years to regenerate since that is the exact length of time between a gargoyle's hatching and the hatching of that gargoyle's first egg.
    • Given the regenerative nature of the Praying Gargoyle and its stone skin components, this is perhaps more than a coincidence.

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

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