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One of the most important parts of gothic architecture were
the Gargoyles. They traditionally were used to keep evil away from houses, but
these days Gargoyles are famous for a completely different reason. After the
rather dark Disney cartoon, Gargoyles, these winged statues were found in games
more often. But instead of just being statues, they had life to them and would
usually be an obstacle to you during your adventure. Today I will look at the
very greatest Gargoyles and crown the best Gargoyle in gaming history.
10-Deathgoyles (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones)
Deathgoyles are powerful and fast-strike beasts that show no
mercy, and even less order. They hit hard with their lances, but a good blast
of magic can end them. So to survive, they must perform hit-and-run tactics,
something that the AI sadly doesn’t do much. However, if you are unprepared
they will certainly live up to their names.
9-Gargoyle Knight (Kingdom Hearts II)
While walking around Gargoyle statues, you may be unlucky
enough to stumble across one of these. But unlike the other Gargoyles, these
ones can’t leave their pedestal. They take the pedestals with them. Gargyole
warriors use axes, but I prefer the knight’s and their swords. The reason why
they aren’t any higher is that these aren’t actual Gargoyles, just statues
possessed by a Possessor Heartless.
8-Gargoyle Sentinel (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
While Gargoyles don’t appear in the main game, the expansion
pack Dawnguard adds these beasty antagonists. They regain health if they hit
you with their claws, so the best thing to do is scream while firing the
crossbow at it, praying that it doesn’t get close enough to decimate you. But
if you ally with the vampires, you can actually summon the weaker Gargoyles.
7-The Gargoyle (Conker’s Bad Fur Day)
This rocky beast is the only thing standing between Conker
and the hub world. So what does Conker do? He smacks it with a frying pan. The
Gargoyle starts laughing, but then realizes that he’s losing balance and falls
off the bridge to meet his watery grave.
6-Garth Goyle (Dragon Quest IX)
After a stonecutter named Mason created a perfect replica of
Zere, he realized that he wouldn’t live long enough to protect it. So he
blessed Garth Goyle with his magic Fygg and brought it to life. When you go to
retrieve the Fygg, you discover that Garth Goyle isn’t going down without a
fight. However, he was one of the easiest bosses in the game. But even though
Garth fell quickly, he’s one of the most memorable boss fights in the game.
5-Gaibon (Super Castlevania IV)
Gaibon is one of Dracula’s closest assistants as well as a
recurring enemy in the Castlevania franchise. He can be seen flying around
Dracula’s castle to get rid of any pesky vampire hunters who wish to kill his
master. With deadly claws and fire breath, don’t count on him being a simple
foe to take down. He also fights alongside Slogra, making encounters with him
4-Belfry Gargoyles (Dark Souls)
After reaching the top of the church in Undead Parish, you
encounter the Belfry Gargoyles. If you aren’t prepared, they will kill you
almost instantly. They swing around their halberds, bash with their shields,
breath fire, and hit you with their tail axes. You can actually take the tail
for yourself if you’re crafty, but either way they’ll drop the halberd.
3-Gailo (League of Legends)
A craftsman named Durand was going to travel across the
land, but he needed something to protect his city, Demaiac. So he created
Gailo, a gargoyle who must protect his master and his homeland. But he couldn’t
stop assassins from killing Durand, so Gailo fell into a deep depression. But
years later, he saw a little girl walking to Demacia and decided that he must
still protect Demacia. So he joined the league to battle for his home and his
2-Gargos (Killer Instinct 2)
Gargos was a bold young man who wanted to live forever. He
challenged the Greek Gods in combat, and somehow defeated them all. The gods
granted him his wish, but at a price. He was transformed into a Gargoyle, and
was sealed away for 1000 years. However, people believed that if you release
him, you can control him. It turned out that was false. He is an unpredictable
warlord who earns his spot as the final boss of Killer Instinct 2.
1-Firebrand (Demon’s Crest)
Firebrand is a proud warrior of the Red Arrmers, a race of
powerful Gargoyles. He is well respected amongst his peers as well as Astaroth,
and for a very good reason. He’s cut through hordes of demons, zombies,
dragons, and even the king of destruction. He uses his claws, skull, fire
breath, and magic to get what he wants, and nobody can stop him.