Lex's Helicopter

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Lex's Helicopter

"Lex's helicopter" was a helicopter originally used by the Pack and later redesigned by Lexington to capture Jackal and Hyena. ("Her Brother's Keeper") Afterward, the gargoyles hid the helicoper permanently. Greg Weisman has suggested that they may have turned it into a planter. [1][2]

Timeline

January 27th, 1995: Derek Maza starts working for David Xanatos. Jackal and Hyena attack them, but the Trio intervenes. Lexington manages to land Jackal's helicopter and hide it.

January 28th, 1995: Lexington begins to repair Jackal's helicopter. Elisa Maza confronts Fox in prison. Fox reveals that David Xanatos created the Pack, and is using Jackal and Hyena to cement Derek Maza's loyalty. Elisa records Fox's conversation. Derek flies Xanatos to his upstate retreat, 'Xanadu'. Again, Jackal and Hyena attack. And again, the Manhattan Clan intervenes, using the repaired helicopter to defeat and capture the twins.

January 29th, 1995: It starts to snow. Elisa Maza gives Derek Maza a recording of Fox's revelations. The gargoyles hide the helicopter - permanently. [3] Jackal and Hyena are arrested on charges of attempted murder.

Behind the Scenes

The helicopter was a source of embarrassment for the production team. Kenner wanted to market a helicopter toy for the gargoyles, in spite of the difficulty of justifying its presence in a show where most of the main characters can glide. So, Greg Weisman put the helicopter in, and then Kenner decided not to make a toy out of it. A toy called the Night Striker was quite similar, however. [4][5]

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