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 Terrence Mann ~ The Gargoyles ~ Oberon

Oberon (based on the Shakespearean character of the same name) is the lord of Avalon and the "king" of the Third Race. He is arguably the most powerful being on the show, possessing god-like powers both on Avalon and on the rest of the planet. Unlike all human magic-users and the most of the Third Race, he does not need targets of his magic to see or hear him for it to be effective. Even with reduced power, or when physically weakened, he is still a very powerful and formidable opponent. Because of such power, he tends to be very arrogant, impudent, and very short-tempered although he has shown a generous and noble side to himself and is willing to compromise.

Little of his past is revealed on the show. He was once married to Lady Titania, but her frivolous actions caused them to separate for many centuries. As a means of her and the rest of the Third Race to "learn humility", Oberon passed an edict expelling all of his people from Avalon until the time of "The Gathering", a time when they all would return to Avalon, and then left himself. What he did during this time is unknown.

However, more information about Oberon has been revealed to the fandom by series creator Greg Weisman. Oberon became the ruler of his race after overthrowing his mother, Queen Mab (another Shakespearean character, this time getting a brief mention by Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet). Not only was Mab insane, but she also disagreed with Oberon's marriage to Titania. Oberon defeated and imprisoned her,] becoming the Lord of Avalon and the Third Race (he eschewed the title of "King" in an attempt to seem more egalitarian).

Oberon first appeared in the episode Ill Met By Moonlight, in which he returned to Avalon as a prelude to the Gathering and at the behest of the Weird Sisters. He discovered that "his island" had been occupied by the Avalon Clan of Gargoyles.

Disturbed by this, he attempted to remove them, but was thwarted by his wife Titania, the gargoyle Goliath and an iron bell forged by Elisa Maza, Tom the Guardian and Princess Katharine. Following this, he remarried Titania (now much matured) and proclaimed that the Avalon Clan were his new palace guards and that the magic of his children would not affect any of their clan.

His motives and behavior are often amoral and hypocritical at best. While he was generous enough in sparing the Avalon Clan their lives and allowed them to stay on Avalon, his impudence and short temper contradicted his own edict of staying out of human affairs such as when he assisted his wife Titania in attempting to kidnap Xanatos's son, Alexander, to Avalon. In the process, he battled Goliath for the second time violating another edict of his that his magic would not affect him or his clan. Upon returning to Avalon following the battle, he made a thinly veiled threat at the Manhattan clan, leaving his relationship with him and Goliath and his clans open to question in the future as to whether or not he is a friend or foe. Show creator Greg Weisman at this time has remained mum on the issue.

* Greg Weisman has revealed on his forums that Oberon has had at least four children in his long life. He has had two children by Titania (though they remain unnamed and never appeared on the show), as well as two children by mortal women. The first was the changeling boy from A Midsummer Night's Dream, giving him new motivation for wanting the child. The second was King Arthur's ally Merlin. It was because he owed Merlin a favor that Arthur Pendragon was allowed rest on Avalon, though Greg hasn't specified the full details.

* The only future plans for Oberon that Weisman has let known was that in future, Queen Mab was to break free from confinement with major implications for Oberon and everyone on and off of Avalon. He has not given any more details beyond that.

This information taken off wikipedia. Thanks to LegendaireLestat for capping these pics for the site.



















Now is it me, or does this character look like Bob?



Bob




Oberon ~ They're even wearing the SAME outfit!