|“||As the story goes, the gargoyle loved the humans he protected so much, he vowed never to harm humanity.||”|
Gargoyles are a rare, statue-like, supernatural species thought not to exist that made their debut in the third episode of Legacies. The gargoyle, known in medieval French folklore as "Petrotho" or "the Guardian", was killed by Hope Mikaelson and Josie Saltzman. It remains to be seen if others of his species still exist, having been consumed by Malivore or if he was the last of his kind.
In 14th Century France, Petrotho was standing guard over the knife when two witches came upon it. He then killed both witches before they could do anything else with the knife.
Throughout Legacies Series
In Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn, Petrotho stands motionless at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted's gates, acting as a statue, while Dorian and Alaric are talking about the events unfolding about the knife and the new supernatural creatures coming after it. Upon their departure, he moves further on to the school grounds.
In We're Being Punked, Pedro, Petrotho is behind Lizzie when she is talking to Pedro, who notices him moving. He then moves around and disappears, flying above them and then appears in front of them, trying to attack them. They run into the school and he paralyzes Lizzie after she does a spell. He begins looking for the knife and when he tries to get out of the school, it's revealed Lizzie did a boundary spell so he wouldn't leave. He gets angry at this revelation and goes back in the school. While he looks in the rooms for the students and faculty, he is met up with Alaric. Later, he goes after Hope and Josie, who uses a spell to cause him to magical explode. Towards the end, it is revealed that Petrotho found the supernatural community in the school as a threat, but didn't hurt Alaric since he was a human.
In This is What It Takes, Malivore, now trapped within the 2029 prison world, releases a gargoyle. Now free, it roams an apocalyptic version of Mystic Falls, particularly at the Mystic Falls High School. The gargoyle is in a dumpster, unknown it's being watched by Lizzie Saltzman and MG, who are astral projecting into the prison world. As it roars, it retreats back into the dumpster.
While Petrotho showed hostility towards the supernatural, he didn't harm Alaric as he was a human. He considered the supernatural to be a threat to the humans he protected and had come to greatly care for humanity.
The gargoyle was a creature with a tall stature, carrying a huge sword occasionally and gray skin. He had sharp ears and fangs, and also red eyes with black pupils.
Powers and Abilities
- Wings: The Gargoyle possesses large, bat-like wings, that enable him to fly.
- Claws: The Gargoyle possesses large claws that, when they strikes its target, is able to paralyze its victims with "grayscale".
- Fire-Resistance: The Gargoyle is immune to the effects of fire-based magic, likely based from its stone-like nature.
- Witchcraft: Gargoyles are still susceptible to the powers of witchcraft; however, this can be limited, such as having no effect against fire-related spells. They can be contained within boundary spells and can be killed with magic. Hope and Josie performed a shock wave spell on Petrotho, and, when repeated, caused the creature to crumble into stone and dust.
|Petrotho||"The Guardian", dating back to 14th century France, was a protector of humanity and sought out the stolen supernatural knife in Alaric's possession. In medieval French folklore, the gargoyle's actions spurred "The Legend of the Gargoyle Petrotho".||Deceased|
|Gargoyle||After the Necromancer was banished to the 2029 prison world, alongside Malivore, the gargoyle was released for reasons unknown. Lizzies assumes that Malivore could be lonely and spends his days releasing the monsters he once consumed.||Alive (trapped in the 2029 prison world)|
- The gargoyle was used as both a waterspout and a sculpture called a grotesque, chimera or boss. It was said that gargoyles were used to frighten off and protect those that it guards, such as a church, from any evil or harmful spirits.
- In I'll Never Give Up Hope, as Hope and Ryan traverse Malivore, a creature roars in the distance that scares Ryan. Hope believes it to be another gargoyle, though this remains unknown.