The Magus was the court magician of Castle Wyvern and eventually Princess Katharine's top advisor.


Young Magus

The young Magus attending to Prince Malcolm's poisoning.

Little is known about the history of the Magus or the rest of the residents of Castle Wyvern.

The Magus was originally the Archmage's apprentice, but became the court magician of Castle Wyvern following the Archmage's banishment. When the Archmage returned and poisoned Prince Malcolm, the young Magus was given the task of finding a cure but announced that he could only do so if he had the Archmage's Grimorum Arcanorum. Three gargoyles who would later be named Hudson, Goliath and Demona managed to track down and defeat the Archmage and retrieve the Grimorum so that the Magus could cure Malcom's poisoning.

The Magus was Princess Katharine's advisor during her reign over Wyvern and shared her dislike for the gargoyles. When the Captain of the Guard and Demona betrayed the castle to the vikings led by Hakon, causing the destruction of the Wyvern Clan, the Magus, the princess and refugees within the castle walls were taken hostage. It was the grief stricken Magus that cast the spell that imprisoned the remaining members of Goliath's clan in stone believing that the gargoyles were responsible for Katharine's supposed death. Feeling ashamed for his actions, he froze Goliath at his request and felt compelled to protect the rookery eggs.

He used his magic to guide Princess Katharine and the eggs to Avalon, giving up his spellbook for the chance to join them and help raise the hatchlings. Though he loved Princess Katharine greatly, he felt that he had little to offer her without his magic, and watched sadly as the love between Katharine and Tom grew stronger.

Old Magus

The Magus in his later years with Elisa Maza.

When the Magus' former master, the Archmage, returned and attacked Avalon, the Magus helped Elisa Maza awaken the sleeping king from his enchanted sleep so that he could aid in the battle. By tapping into Avalon's magic, the Magus was able to defeat the Weird Sisters in the Hollow Hill, but using too much magic without anything to channel it through ultimately cost him his life. The Magus passed away peacefully despite Katherine's plea that she needed her friend to stay with her. The Magus answered that he would always be with her and then closed his eyes for the last time.


  • He was voiced by Jeff Bennett.
  • Magus is Latin for "wizard."
  • The Magus' real name is not known.
  • It is remotely possible that the Magus was either the son or relative of the Archmage, given that they both had the same hair color, magical ability and use of the Grimorum. This theory can't be proven based on any episodes or comics.

Appearances and References

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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