In Egypt, the Pack, except Dingo, is working on the Pyramids for the Emir on behalf of Xanatos, while the Avalon travelers arrive via the Nile and spot the robot, Coyote entering an underground chamber. Goliath and the others follow and arrive as the Emir casts a ritual to summon Anubis, the jackal-headed Keeper of the Dead. The Pack prove triumphant as Emir binds Anubis and demands the return of his dead son.

The Pack leaves but a fascinated Jackal returns as Anubis refuses to resurrect the Emir's son. The Emir then uses the Scroll of Thoth to become an Avatar of Anubis. The travelers try to break free and the rest of the Pack arrives to take them out and kill them. They make a break for it and go to stop the Avatar ceremony. Jackal intervenes at a critical moment, shoving the Emir out of the way and becoming the Avatar.

Jackal turns the coyote robot to rust, reverts Wolf and Hyena to children, and ages Goliath, Angela, Bronx, and Elisa Maza almost to the point of death. Jackal now ages everything outward in a growing circle of destruction. Goliath then appeals to the Emir and attacks Jackal to distract him while the Emir takes on the power of the Avatar. The Emir restores everything to normal but with his newfound understanding of life and death, realizes no one can have such power and brings down the chamber about him while the travelers escape and the Pack disappears.


  • Coyote reveals a new upgrade: Coyote 3.0
  • Goliath explains that gargoyles age at one-half the rate that humans do.
  • Dingo is not with the rest of the Pack in this episode, further showing his developing dislike for the group established in Upgrade, and foreshadowing his turn in Walkabout.


  • A year and a half or so after this episode came out, Interplay Productions produced the video game Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game featuring the voices of Clancy Brown, Keith David, Tony Jay, Tony Shalhoub, Frank Welker, and Cree Summer. Matt Frewer and Brigitte Bako are the only actors in this episode who don't star in Fallout, which also featured the voices of Gargoyles regulars Jeff Bennett and David Warner.


Memorable Quotes

  • "I'd sure like to know how you got here, but I'm programmed to shoot first and ask questions later." - Coyote
  • "Death is always pointless. That is the point." - Anubis
  • Elisa: "And the Emir? What do you think happened to him?"
  • Goliath: "If there's any justice in this world or the next, he's with his son now, at rest."

Episode Guide

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

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