Remember that time you and your sibling had that falling out? Chances are, if you have a close relationship, you probably managed to work it out. You might not have gotten your brother/sister to see your side of things, but you still found ways to tolerate, forgive and ultimately enjoy each other’s company again. Love conquers all, and unconditional familial love is a very special, powerful type of love, right? Yeah, tell that to David Xanatos.
Elisa Maza is the action hero of Gargoyles. While all other characters have their super gargoyle powers, or technological enhancements, or Machiavellian intellect, Elisa has normal human wits, normal human strength, and an extreme drive. She’s the underdog, the audience surrogate, the everyman, and just a pinch of love interest all mixed in one super cool, red-jacketed package. Thus far, her flaw has been nothing more than just being an average human. But the cracks are starting to show, and the everyday humanity that makes Elisa such a likeable character might ultimately lead to her downfall.