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The Leader of the Manhattan Clan
Goliath
Origin Gargoyles
Company Disney
Appearance(s) Beast VS Goliath
You are trespassing.
~ Goliath while holding onto the viking leader Hakon

Goliath, is the main protagonist from the Gargoyles series. He appeared in the 47th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Beast VS Goliath, where he went against Beast of Marvel's X-Men series.

History

In the year 994 A.D., a clan of gargoyle warriors led by their leader Goliath formed a partnership with a Scottish kingdom. They would protect the castle from invaders at night, and the humans would protect them during the day since gargoyle's turn to stone at sunrise. Unfortunately, they faced prejudice against the humans due to their beastly appearance, and were betrayed by the humans they swore to protect. Most of Goliath's clan was destroyed, and thoses that survived were placed under a curse that sealed them in stone forever. However, the curse could be broken if the castle was over the clouds.

Then one thousand years later in 1994, businessman Xanatos had all the stones and foundation of the castle moved from Scotland and on top of his skyscraper in New York City that poked above the clouds. It worked, and the curse was broken, awakening the gargoyles awoke once more. Goliath was then tasked in leading his clan into the modern day world.

DEATH BATTLE! Analysis

Background

  • Height: >6'/>1.82 m
  • Weight: N/A
  • Age: 1,066 (66 years experienced)
  • Birth year: 918 AD
  • Leader of the Manhattan Clan
  • Mentored by Hudson
  • Energized by absorbing solar radiation in stone sleep
  • Likes Shakespeare & Dostoyevsky

Abilities

  • Gliding
  • Superhuman strength, speed, agility & durability
  • Immune to cold & heat
  • Stone-like skin
  • Sophisticated intellect
  • Strength increases when enraged

Feats

  • Caught a blade in his bare hands
  • Ripped through 2 feet of steel
  • Survived multiple lightning strikes
  • Outsmarted Oberon
  • Survived a direct hit from an anti-air cannon
  • Punched through ice several feet thick
  • Survived being shot down by a Messerchmitt warplane

Gallery

Trivia

  • Goliath is the first character in the Gargoyles series to appear in Death Battle.
  • Goliath is the first animated Disney character to appear on DEATH BATTLE!, as previous characters were owned by Disney but made by other brands that Disney bought the rights to. A season later, Scrooge McDuck became the 2nd.
  • Goliath is actually one of the oldest DEATH BATTLE! combatants, having been born in medieval Scotland and probably the oldest DEATH BATTLE! winner.
  • Goliath is the third DEATH BATTLE! champion to roar in victory, the first two were Blastoise and Godzilla with the next two being Donkey Kong and Doomsday.

References

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