Avalon World Tour

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The Avalon World Tour map.
Goliath, Elisa, Angela and Bronx aboard the skiff.

The Avalon World Tour was the journey that Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx underwent after leaving Avalon.


Because Avalon's magic sends one where one needs to be rather than where one wants to go, Goliath and Company visited a number of distant places before finally reaching Manhattan again. Despite numerous opportunities to go directly back to New York City, the travelers felt that their journey was fated and chose to see it through to the end.


The World Tour began with Goliath, Elisa and Bronx arriving on Avalon on December 28, 1995 and leaving with Angela shortly thereafter. [1] Following is a list of locations they visited and the dates in which they first arrived there:

The larger gaps in time during the World Tour were generally due to short stays on Avalon and the difference in the passage of time between there and the real world. [2] "Avalon" Part Three ended with Tom informing Goliath, Elisa, Bronx, and Angela that Avalon sends them where they need to be rather where they want to be. In the process of the Tour, Goliath and his companions made contact with heroes around the world, the clans dwelling in London, Guatemala, and Ishimura, encountered a number of Oberon's Children, learned of the existence of New Olympians and extra-terrestrial life forms, and locked swords with many of their old foes (including the ghost of Hakon, Sevarius, the Xanatos Goon Squad, Demona, Thailog, the Pack, and Xanatos himself). By the end of the World Tour, some old foes became new friends; Goliath is on friendly terms with Macbeth following their encounter in Paris and the World Travelers witnessed Dingo's decision to be a hero in Australia. Goliath even had a chance to forgive the Captain of the Guard.

Additionally, Demona and Macbeth were sent to France because of Thailog, and to confront each other once more. [3]

King Arthur Pendragon traveled to an unspecified location which after he returned to Avalon and considered staying. [4] Arthur decided to resume his World Tour on May 18, 1996, which ended in London (as demonstrated when his skiff sunk into the water). ("Pendragon") [5] The same happened again when Goliath, Elisa, Bronx and Angela arrived to Manhattan. [6]

After Jade and Turquesa journeyed to Avalon with the World Travelers in May 1996, they embarked on their own quest home. As of June 1997, the two still found themselves instead where Avalon needed them to be, finding themselves in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ("The Green", "Questions")

Production Background

"Avalon" Part Two originally contained a flashback where the Guardian left after the Archmage's attack to arrive in Wyvern only to discover that the castle was moved atop a skyscraper in New York. The scene would follow with Tom praying that Avalon would send him to the city in question to illustrate that Avalon chooses the location of the traveler. [7]

There were additional stops intended for the World Tour, but they were ultimately cut due to frustration that the arc began to feel overly long. According to Greg Weisman: "What was supposed to be a five week trip became a five month trip." Not only were frequent reruns (the result of pressures in the production of the second season) contributing to that sentiment, but there was also the understanding that there were too few check-ins with Hudson and the Trio. [8][9] Abandoned episodes included stops in Tibet (later incorporated in "Reunion"), China, and Korea. [10]