Fade with the Dawn: “Avalon” Part Three

“We will take no more chances.” The Archmage

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Written by: Lydia C. Marano
Original Air Date: November 22, 1995
Introduces: Arthur Pendragon, King of the Britons, the Sleeping King, Mother of Dragons, the Greatest Warrior Who Ever Lived
Timeline placement: December 29 – 30, 1995 (Earth Time)
TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “City at War” Part Three; “Enter the Dragons”

 

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Rest, Recuperation and “Reflections”

“Come, let us sit and talk.” Splinter

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Written by: Roland Gonzalez
Original Air Date: February 14, 2004
Teaser Narrator: Splinter
Characters and Concepts Introduced: N/A
Gargoyles episode I could make a forced comparison to: N/A

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Awesome Fan Art: Radical

Frequent commenter DarthEmpress is one the best friends I’ve made through this blog; she is, quite simply, lovely.  Lovely person that she is, she has done one of the nicest things anybody has ever done for me.

 

Radical by DarthEmpress

I’ve mentioned here and there that I have some very specific headcanons when it comes to the TMNT character Radical. As someone who’s kind of a mess in her original incarnation, reimagining her in a way that is respectful and organized and faithful requires a lot of work, and a lot of thought. I had asked DarthEmpress to try to translate those thoughts into visuals, and even though my ideas were sketchy and vague and contradictory and ever-changing, she was nevertheless game, and came out with this piece of awesome.  While it doesn’t quite manage to capture Radical as I see her–did I mention I can be quite unreasonable and unrealistic?–that doesn’t stop the piece from being awesome, or me from being super-grateful and loving it to bits.  So thank you, DarthEmpress.  You rock.

How, Through the Years, Are You Still Unchanged? “Avalon” Part Two

“At dawn, you all will die.  Get used to it.” – The Archmage

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Written by: Lydia C. Marano
Original Air Date: November 21, 1995
Introduces: Angela, Gabriel, Boudicca
Timeline placement:  Present Day; 984; September 28, 995; 1020; December 27, 1995; Present Day -6 hours; Present Day.
TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “The Real World” Part Two

[Content Note: White Supremacy, Transracial Adoption, Cultural Imperialism]

 

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The End: “Secret Origins” Part Three

“After ten centuries, I will not be denied my revenge!” The Shredder

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Written by: Marty Isenberg
Original Air Date: January 31, 2004
Recap Narrator: Splinter
Characters and Concepts Introduced: Leatherhead (In shadow)
Gargoyles episode I could make a forced comparison to: “The Gathering” Part Two

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This Breathing Isle, this Beating Heart: “Avalon” Part One

“Why, it’s me, Tom!  I was but a lad in Castle Wyvern, the night that the vikings destroyed your clan.  But there’s no time to explain now!  We must go: the eggs are in danger!” – Tom

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Written by: Lydia C. Marano
Original Air Date: November 20, 1995
Introduces: Kenneth II, Constantine, Finella, Maol Chalvim, Angela (Unnamed), Gabriel (Unnamed), Boudicca (Unnamed), Avalon
Timeline placement: October 1, 994 – September 28, 995 (The Past); December 27  – December 28, 1995 (The Present)
TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “Legend of the Five Dragons”.

 

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Regular People: “Secret Origins” Part Two

“Uh-oh!  Here comes the Shredder’s great-great grandpappy!” Leonardo

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Written by: Mike Ryan
Original Air Date: January 24, 2004
Recap Narrator: Donatello
Characters and Concepts Introduced: National Guard General
Gargoyles episode I could make a forced comparison to: “City of Stone”, “Legion”

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