25 December 2009 Leave a comment
First things first: I’m a huge fan of both Disney’s Gargoyles and 4Kids’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ‘toons. Given the crapload of similarities between them–moreso, even, than one usually expects from shows in the same genre–I sort of consider one to be the spiritual successor or the other. It also became the most natural thing in the world to try to cross them over. This is where I try to do so.
Unlike the usual crossover fanfic, part of the aim of this project is to intertwine both properties as seamlessly as possible–which means, that among other things, I have to explain stuff like why the Gargoyles aren’t around in 2003 (aside from the obvious) and appearance of the pyramid/Eye of Providence iconography is used by both the Illuminati and in C.F. Volpehart’s (TMNT, “The Darkness Within”) mansion. It also means that anything canon remains canon–the Gargoyles had their canon adventures from 1994 to 1997, while the turtles had theirs from 2003 to 2009. Why do it this way? Cause the restrictions make it more fun. It also means that you’ll have to be familiar with both stories in order to make sense of it all–if you’re a TMNT fan who knows nothing about Gargoyles, watch it–I’ll wait. If you’re a Gargoyles fan who knows nothing about the TMNT…ditto. It’s worth it.
The first fic, which I intend to post soon-ish, will be titled “Lies”, and features everyone’s favorite little conflicted ninja girl, Karai. Read and comment, ‘kay?
Legal stuff: Gargoyles and related characters are trademarks of Disney Enterprises, Inc., and was created by Greg Weisman and a host of other talented people. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and related characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc., and were created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. No copyright infringement is intended.
Finally, credit where credit is due time: the image above was photoshopped from official art from both series. Leonardo is, I believe, by TMNT character designed Adrian Barrios, while I think Goliath is by Greg Guler. I’m also pretty certain the background is by Keith Conroy. If anybody knows for sure, I’d appreciate the confirmation/correction. Thanks!