Real Name: Angela
Identity/Class: Normal Gargoyle
Affiliations: Her clan, Elisa Maza, Matt Bluestone, David Xanatos
Enemies: Demona, Xanatos, Thailog, the Illuminati, Archmage
Known Relatives: Goliath (father), Demona (mother)
Base of Operations: New York, NY
First Appearance: Gargoyles Episode #2.21 "Avalon, part 1" (Buena Vista for Syndication, 20th November 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Like all gargoyles her strength is superhuman. She has wings that allow her to glide, not fly, on the wind. During the day, she, like all gargoyles, turns to stone. This allows her to heal faster then humans. Also, she does not age while she "sleeps." However, she is vulnerable during the day.
History: Born to a clan of gargoyles who traditionally protected the Scottish Castle Wyvern, Angela had not yet hatched from her egg when the castle was sacked by vikings. Before being frozen in stone, her father, Goliath, secured the promise of the lady of the castle, Princess Katherine, to protect the eggs. The princess, along with the sorcerer, The Magus, and a boy named Tom took the eggs with them as they fled the castle. At first, they took refuge in the castle of a relative of Princess Katherine, but were soon forced to leave. Realizing that anywhere man lived, the eggs would be in danger, the Magus used his powers to take them to the Isle of Avalon, the same island on which King Arthur slept waiting to be awakened. Time passed and the eggs hatch. Since humans instead of gargoyles raised them, they were give names (which traditionally gargoyles do not have), and for the most part, they lived peacefully. The peace was finally broken when they were attacked by the Archmage, a sorcerer who had a grudge against the clan. Many of the clan were killed or wounded in the initial confrontation. Tom, who had been appointed the Guardian of the Eggs, left in search of help. Due to the magical nature of Avalon, it had been a mere twenty years for them, while for the outside world a millennium had passed.
Tom was taken to New York where Goliath and his clan had reawakened. Securing the help of Goliath, the gargoyle beast Bronx, and their human friend Elisa Maza, they returned to the isle. It was then that Angela met her biological father, though Goliath did not tell her as it was traditional for gargoyles to be raised by the clan as a whole. Together they fought against not only the Archmage, but also a trio of fairy witches known as the Weird Sisters who had magically enslaved Demona and the human warrior Macbeth to their will. With the aid of a reawakened King Arthur, the gargoyles defeated their foes. Angela then chose to leave with Goliath and Elisa.
Due to the magical nature of Avalon, Angela was not at first sent to New York, but to various places around the world where she was needed. During these adventures, she was confronted with many revelations, among them the fact that Goliath was her father and, much more shocking, that Demona was her mother. Eventually, she did come to New York where she met the rest of the gargoyles, who as it turned out had not seen a female gargoyle in over a thousand years.
Comments: Voiced by Brigitte Bako.
Profile by Matthew A. Ilseman.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Angela, foe of Spawn
Angel, man with the inbuilt computer
Angel, vampire with a soul
Angel, Golden Age Timely hero
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