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Bronx is a gargoyle beast of the Manhattan Clan.


Bronx was hatched in the year 978 in the rookery of the Wyvern Clan, and quickly grew to become a formidable "watchdog" for the gargoyles, resolutely defending Castle Wyvern against its enemies. He survived the Wyvern Massacre in 994 because he had been sent down to the rookery with the trio by Goliath for getting into a fight with some of the humans, but was afterwards locked into a stone sleep by the Magus, to be only re-awakened a thousand years later when Xanatos moved Castle Wyvern to the Eyrie Building.

Bronx took less part in the clan's adventures than did the other gargoyles, largely because he lacks wings; he stays home, instead, and snoozes beside Hudson's recliner. In fact, Bronx spends most of his time there sleeping (occasionally on Lexington's magazines when Lex wants to read them). He also has a formidable appetite, and will eagerly eat anything as long as it counts as food.

But Bronx is still a redoubtable fighter (if his "stay-at-home" role gives him less opportunity to display it). He can successfully intimidate the gargoyles' opponents when he charges at them, growling, and has powerful jaws. He is particularly vicious against robotic foes. This may be due to his being attacked by a Steel Clan robot shortly after being re-awakened. He quickly helped destroy that robot and has attacked most robots ever since, he once chewed half the face off Coyote 1.0 (giving it its distinctive half-human half-robot visage that all future Coyote robots have borne), and he also tends to growl when Coldstone is nearby. His ferocity in battle makes him a valuable member of the clan. He is also an excellent judge of character, trusting those who are true friends of the clan and growling in a very hostile fashion at enemies, even enemies pretending to be friends.

While Bronx's adventures in New York were few, he did accompany Goliath, Elisa, and Angela on the Avalon World Tour. His greatest adventure there came when he met Rory Dugan in Ireland, and helped him realize his true destiny as the reincarnation of Cu Chullain. Bronx may, in fact, be the reincarnation of the Hound of Ulster. He is also one of the few gargoyles that has at one point remained as flesh during daylight. This occurred when he found the Obsidian Pendent linked to Mayan Sun Amulet and held on to it after sunrise. He and Boudicca, whom he met on Avalon, have become mates, if currently separated ones.


Bronx's name was bestowed upon him by Brooklyn in 1994, after the Bronx in New York (presumably because it sounded close enough to an animal's bark or growl). He has a deep blue color, fan-shaped ears, two small horns above his brows, and three spikes running along his back. His tail is very short.

Bronx hates pigeons, with an almost savage fury.

Series Bible

Unlike the rest of our gargoyles, Bronx is of a different species. He's a Gargoyle Beast, with about the same mental capacity as a regular dog. Think Hooch, in the Tom Hanks, film Turner & Hooch. He is huge, sloppy and drools a lot. He's an omnivore, so he literally eats everything in sight. He is, clearly, an opportunity for some comic relief. But that's not all he is. Like most big dogs, he is very loyal to his master. And that loyalty extends beyond Goliath to include the other gargoyles and Elisa. In a fight, he is quite literally a monster—a terror dog with powerful jaws and claws. He is not cowardly. But he inspires cowardice in others. Think Cujo on steroids.

Like all gargoyle beasts (of which he is probably the last), he has only four limbs and no wings. He can neither fly nor glide. To make up for his lack of flying ability, he can run very fast, sometimes loping straight up the side of a building, using his claws for traction. Like any gargoyle, he sleeps as stone every sunrise and awakens revitalized at sunset.

It is important to remember that Bronx is neither Scooby-Doo nor Lassie. He cannot talk. Not even mumble-talk. He knows a few basic commands, but you can't whisper a plan into his ear and expect him to understand. He can innocently scratch at a door, carving huge grooves into it. He can nudge Goliath and whimper with confusion if his master is unconscious. He can be more fierce and frightening than any pit bull. But he won't snicker like a human being. And most of what's going on goes over his head.

He hates pigeons. Pigeons really drive him nuts. He's uncontrollable around pigeons.


Note: This character does not speak, therefore he does not have any lines.

Behind the Scenes

Voice Actor: Frank Welker