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RexBlazer1 writes...

Just wanted to give a couple appreciations regarding some things on Gargoyles. Particularly the episodes "Grief" & "The Green," as you avoided certain tropes in those that I think are kind of done to death. Namely these:

"Grief" in Regards to Anubis
1. Everybody Hates Hades - A dark/death god of a mythology is portrayed as evil even though s/he was not originally.

"The Green" in regards to Zafiro
2. Reptiles Are Abhorrent - Reptiles are usually associated with evil.

Partly because of "Grief" Anubis was a favorite of mine as a kid, though I've grown to appreciate some other characters in Ancient Egyptian Mythology as well. And as for Zafiro, it's nice to have a snake-like character who ISN'T a total villain for once (i.e. completely & irredeemably malevolent). Both of the above tropes have been done to death in my opinion, but that's just me.

Greg responds...

Glad you liked 'em.

Response recorded on November 14, 2017


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