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Todd Jensen writes...

This question seems to have gotten lost during the February "No questions in queue" glitch, so I'm sending it again.

The series took the attitude that most humans were a danger to gargoyles, and that it was mainly because of the humans that there were so few gargoyles left. But how much is humanity in general to blame? While most humans did indeed seem to fear gargoyles, the ordinary citizenry confined themselves to running away from them (like the yuppie couple) or socially snubbing them (like Princess Katharine and the Magus before their conversion). It was Hakon and his Viking raiders, barbarian invaders from outside, who destroyed the Wyvern clan, not Princess Katharine and her subjects. The gargoyles of 11th century Scotland under Demona were hunted down not by the regular Scots, but by a couple of tyrants (Duncan and Canmore) and a hired assassin (Gillecomgain). The Guatemalan gargoyles were slaughtered, not by the local farmers, but by a band of looters from outside. In fact, in general, the people who actually took up arms against the gargoyles (with one or two exceptions) seemed to be outside the norm of settled society, being outside enemies, tyrants, and criminals. (Admittedly, the Quarrymen in your vision would probably have been more representative of the community).

So, does the responsibility for the near-extinction of the gargoyle race rest on the majority of the human race, or is it more the work simply of the "black sheep" of the species, no more the "human norm" than Demona and Thailog are the "gargoyle norm"?

Greg responds...

Is there a middle ground?

Yes, it's the bad guys. But not necessarily only the BIG bad guys. It's the mob. The banality of evil contributes, and probably more than we showed on camera.

But of course, one of the points we tried to make with the show was that evil comes in all forms. "Human and Gargoyle alike."

Response recorded on April 04, 2000