Loch Ness Monster

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Loch Ness Monsters

The Loch Ness Monsters are famous plesiosaur-like creatures living in Loch Ness, a lake in Scotland.


The creatures have apparently inhabited the loch for centuries. St. Columba may have had some contact with them in the 6th Century. Later, in the 10th Century, Robbie and the young Prince Malcolm may have encountered them as well. They seem to have been watched over and protected by the Loch Ness Clan or gargoyles since antiquity.

In 1996, Dr. Sevarius captured a female Loch Ness Monster when he visited the Loch, and planned to use it as bait for the alpha-male member of her her family, "Big Daddy". He also had plans to use "Nessie's" genetic material to create various unusual monsters. Fortunately, Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx rescued Nessie (whom Angela had befriended) and prevented Sevarius from kidnapping her mate "Big Daddy" when they visited the region as part of the Avalon World Tour.

As the Loch Ness Monsters are usually safeguarded by the members of the Loch Ness Clan, it is currently unknown why they did not come to the rescue when the creatures were being menaced by Sevarius.

Real World Background

The first record of a Loch Ness Monster occurs in a medieval life of St. Columba, who in A.D. 565 is said to have saved a swimmer from such a creature; of course, it is uncertain as to whether this is a true story or merely a legend that became attached to a noteworthy figure. The monster first came to prominence in 1933, thanks in part to the building of the A82 near the loch, which allowed travellers a better view of Loch Ness. Nessie-sightings soon began to appear, as did the famous "Surgeon's Photograph" in 1934 - which has, however, recently been exposed as a hoax. Many expeditions have gone to the loch to determine if "Nessie" is real or not, but so far they have all been unsuccessful. It is entirely possible, alas, that the Loch Ness Monster may only exist in the Gargoyles Universe, and not in real life.

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