Maria Chavez rose to her rank as Captain of Detectives at a relatively young age. She was involved in several police operations to apprehend Tony Dracon, which culminated in her going undercover as an immigrant running a dry cleaners, which Pal Joey attempted to blow up ("Protection").
When Elisa returned after the World Tour, Chavez was less than thrilled with her long absence, but it worked out well in her favor as she had a cop that Tomas Brod was unfamiliar with to send undercover into his syndicate.
In October, 1996, Captain Chavez temporarily transferred Elisa to the day shift to show a new transfer, Jason Conover the ropes. Chavez's leg was broken when the Hunters later blew up the Clock Tower ("Hunter's Moon Part Three"), but she quickly returned to work ("Nightwatch").
Captain Chavez is a tough and efficient leader, and good friend to Elisa and her family.
A daughter of Chavez’ appeared in Puck's illusion as one of the downtrodden humans living in the Xanatos-controlled New York of 2036 ("Future Tense"). This daughter of Chavez’s does indeed exist in the Gargoyles Universe currently, most likely as a baby, although it is doubtful that her future will become quite so bleak.
- "Deadly Force" (First Appearance)
- "The Edge"
- "Her Brother's Keeper" (Mentioned Only)
- "The Mirror" (Mentioned Only)
- "The Silver Falcon"
- "City of Stone Part One" (Mentioned Only)
- "City of Stone Part Three"
- "Monsters" (Mentioned Only)
- "Future Tense" (Referenced Only, Illusion)
- "Hunter's Moon Part One"
- "Hunter's Moon Part Three"
- "The Journey" (Referenced Only)