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1) According to his pact with Anansi, was Fara Maku only able to transform a single person into a werepanther? (I'm wondering if there's a number restriction similar to the one for the panther queen and her children).
2) Since Tea didn't make a pact with Anansi, does she have the ability to turn anyone else into a werepanther?
3a) Will Fara and Tea have any children? b) Will the children also carry the werepanther "curse"?
4a) Anansi was obviously real in the Gargoyles Universe, but did the story of the Panther Queen also really happen? b) Would you say the panther queen was "sentient"? c) Would Oberon's non-interference law also apply to her, and if so, how was Anansi able to curse the Panther Queen without breaking the law?
5) Were either the panther queen or her son able to shift back and forth between human and panther forms, like Tea and Fara Maku?
6a) The panther queen and Fara were forced to hunt for Anansi to fulfill their end of the bargain. But what made him think that if he turned Goliath and company into werepanthers, that they would willingly hunt for him? b) How would he have been able to transform them against their will without breaking the non-interference law?
7) Do you have any specific plans involving werepanthers in future episodes?
1. Yes. Just one.
2. Yes. Just one.
3a. Yes. Just one.
3b. Yes. Just one way or another.
4a. Yes. In one form or another.
4b. Yes. At one time or another.
4c. She messed with him.
6b. Good question.
Did you have any further plans for the "WALKABOUT" Shaman?
Yep. Particularly in Bad Guys.
Would the coming of all these heroes in the modern age (Arthur, the were-panthers etc.) be for a specific reason, person or event that they are there to oppose, or for a less obvious reason?
There is purpose.
Is the reason Arthur was put on Avalon the same reason all these heroes have started appearing?
The reason he was "put" there?
A thought that I've had from time to time. In the Gargoyles Universe in the 1990's, a great many "ancient heroes" are being revived in various means all over the planet. Goliath and his clan are awakened from their stone sleep in New York after being trapped by the Magus's spell for a thousand years. King Arthur is awakened from his enchanted sleep on Avalon and returns to the modern world. The Golem is revived in Prague. Cuchulain is reborn as Rory Dugan. (And I could probably add one or two additional heroes who parallel the pattern if ones who are not quite of it - Natsilane finally accepts his destiny on Queen Florence Island, Griff is brought from the Battle of Britain to the 1990's by Goliath to later on join forces with King Arthur, Dingo and the Matrix join forces in Australia, Anansi creates two new werepanthers who, after becoming free of him, decide to become protectors in Nigeria, and the New Olympians at last decide to make contact with the outside world).
My question is: is there an "internal reason" for all these heroes being reawakened in the Gargoyles Universe at approximately the same time? I can guess at the "external reason" (more threads, to form a richer tapestry for the Gargoyles Universe and more stories), but did you develop an "internal reason" for it?
Was watching my tape of "Golem" recently, and found myself wondering about something in it for the first time. After Renard finishes the ritual that transfers his soul into the Golem's body, he tells Vogel to keep his original body safe, because they might need it later on. My question is: what was he planning on needing it for?
Nothing specific. But maybe in the back of his mind, he knew what he was doing was wrong. Knew that he'd probably have to reverse what he had done.
Also, as a scientist, he wouldn't want to just throw something like that out. And this was probably his rational excuse.
1) Would the Golem still be around by Future Gargoyles Series time-setting?
2) Would it have achieved sentience by that time?
My name is Jacob Rubinstein. I am the webmaster for The First Unoffical Site Of Sarah Douglas. She did a voice character in the episode of MIA from gargoyle. I was hoping that I could get a picture of her character so I could post it on my site. I have not seen that episode either. the toon disney channel plays it.. but it does't list what episode it is.
It's called M.I.A. Sarah was terrific as Una.
You mentioned in one of your most recent responses about the Rory/Cuchulain business reminding you of Thor as portrayed in Marvel Comics (and wanting to handle his transformation differently if you ever got to do Rory again). That part intrigued me because I'd been wondering for some time about the fact that there did seem to be a certain basic similarity between Rory/Cuchulain and Marvel's Thor (whom, I confess, I'm not that familiar with, but, because of my interest in Norse mythology, I did read up a fair amount on the Marvel Comics interpretation of the Norse myths). I did see the resemblance in the fact of a seemingly ordinary human transforming into a "real" mythological figure (Thor for Dr. Donald Blake, Cuchulain for Rory Dugan) through the use of a staff or cane that was really the traditional "magical weapon" of that figure (Mjolnir/the Gae Bolga). In your opinion, was there some influence there?
Probably. Probably a certain lack of imagination too. Most likely, just a lack of time. Easy (familiar) solutions come to mind, and there isn't always the time to figure out something more unique. So again, we wind up heavily influenced by the great Jack Kirby. Now there are worse influences, by a long shot. But since all of American Comics have been influenced by Jack's work, I wish I had had time and thought to come up with something different. Of course, since then I've had plenty of time. And I have a few new ideas, but I'd need an artist to help me flesh them out...
I love how Banshee looks, by the way.
Would the Matrix still be functional by the time of Future Gargoyles series?