We Don’t Even get to See the Store Open: “April’s Artifact”

“You go,  jungle girl!” — Leonardo

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Written by: Marty Isenberg

Original Air Date: May 1, 2004

Teaser Narrator: April O’Neil

Characters and Concepts Introduced: August O’Neil (flashbacks)

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: N/A

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Holy Metaphor, Batman: “Mark of the Panther” (Post 1 of 2)

“I loved you once. But for what you did to me you won’t live through this night.” Tea

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Written by: Lydia Marano

Original Air Date: February 8, 1996

Introduces: Tea, Anansi, Fara Maku,

Timeline placement: May 16, 1996

Location: Nigeria

TMNT episode I could make a forced comparison to: “Return of the Justice Force”

Content Note: Rape, Abuse, Assault

(Note: This is one of two posts on “Mark of the Panther”, as there are elements within the episode that deserve particular attention. Part one will discuss those elements, while part two will be a more general post.)

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For the Glory of the Republic: “Rogue in the House” Part Two

“Sirs! Tell them Zog fought bravely. For his comrades. For the republic. For victory!” — Zog

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Written by: Ben Townsend

Original Air Date: April 24, 2004

Recap Narrator: Zog

Characters and Concepts Introduced: N/A

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: “The Edge”

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Women at Work: “Walkabout”

“…law and order [Chung CHUNG!].” Dingo

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Written by: Michael Reaves, Steve Perry

Original Air Date: February 7, 1996

Introduces: Matrix, Anastasia Renard, Shaman

Timeline placement: May 1 – 2, 1996

Location: Australian outback

TMNT episode I could make a comparison to: “Membership Drive”

 

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Metal Gear Solid 2 in a Ship: “Rogue in the House” Part One

“Sirs! Trooper Zog! Serial number XJ4! Reporting *koff* *koff* duty, sirs!” — Zog

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Written by: Eric Luke

Original Air Date: April 17, 2004

Teaser / Recap Narrator: Leonardo

Characters and Concepts Introduced: Zog

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: “The Edge”

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The Troubles with Bronx Stories: “The Hound of Ulster”

“There’s no heroes anymore. Only villains. And they’ve got us all beat.” Rory Dugan

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Written by: Michael Reaves, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood

Original Air Date: February 6, 1996

Introduces: Rory Dugan / Cú Chullain ; Molly/ the Banshee / Cromm-Cruach; Mr. Dugan

Timeline placement: January 27 – 29, 1996

Location: Ulster, Ireland

TMNT episode I could make a very forced comparison to: N/A

 

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Mirage Stories: “The Golden Puck”

“Just a puck?  Just a puck!? It’s not just a puck! It’s a symbol. That golden puck comes from the beginning of ice hockey and carries us forward to the future of…ice hockey!” Casey Jones

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Written by: Michael Ryan

Original Air Date: April 10, 2004

Teaser Narrator: Casey Jones

Characters and Concepts Introduced: Slim, Jimmy, Jimmy, Mr. Arboost

Gargoyles episodes I could make comparisons to: N/A

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