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Taurus is a New Olympian who works as the chief of security on the island.

History

When Taurus was young, his father was murdered by a sadistic shapeshifter named Proteus. For his crimes, Proteus was sentenced to prison, Taurus among the security force charged with his keeping. Taurus was often tortured by Proteus, who would shapeshift into his father to mock him.

When the Avalon travelers came to New Olympus, Taurus spoke out against Elisa Maza, believing humans could not be trusted because of what they did to his ancestor, the Minotaur. After Boreas ruled that Elisa could never leave New Olympus, several New Olympian citizens tried to lynch her. Despite his hatred for humans Taurus broke up the mob but then arrested Elisa because regardless of who started the near riot, she was the cause. When Taurus took Elisa to a holding cell, they walked past Proteus pretending to be Taurus's father. Elisa attempted to bond with Taurus by telling him that she too owed her career in law enforcement to following in her father's footsteps, but Taurus adamantly refused to listen. When a mob formed to attack Elisa outside her cell, Taurus's hatred for humanity was once again overpowered by his sense of duty and professionalism, Taurus ordered the crowd to disperse and even threatened to fire Helios. After Proteus and Elisa escaped, Elisa's decision to stay and thwart Proteus's plan to destroy New Olympus instead of escaping the island herself, convinced Taurus that not all humans are evil.

Trivia

  • Taurus is a descendant of the Minotaur of Greek Myth. He claims his ancestor was unjustly imprisoned.
  • Taurus is one of several characters played by a Star Trek cast member. In this case, Michael Dorn, who portrayed Worf.
  • Michael Dorn guest-starred as his character's ancestor the Minotaur on the Disney TV series Hercules episode Hercules and the Minotaur.

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

The New Olympians

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