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You don't know the depths to which humanity can sink, my young friend. But I do. Over the centuries, I've seen hundreds of horrors that would blast your soul! Come let me show you what mankind is really like.
~ Demona

Demona is the main antagonist in the TV series Gargoyles and a recurring enemy of the Manhattan clan.

Blaming any and all humans for her every mishap, Demona has spent the last thousand years or so seeking to exterminate humanity, not just out of sheer hatred but also so gargoyles may rule.

She was voiced by Marina Sirtis in English, who later on voiced Queen Bee in Young Justice, and by Seiko Tamura in Japanese.


Demona's human form

Physically speaking, Demona is an attractive female gargoyle with a tuft of reddish hair and pale blue skin.

Her human form is that of an attractive red-haired, green-eyed woman, with a striking resemblance to her gargoyle form (close enough, in fact, that the musculoskeletal structure of the human head and the gargoyle head, according to a Robyn computer program from Canmore, are practically identical). As 'Dominique', she also keeps her nails trimmed, with long, sharp tips, giving her a slightly unsightly appearance, as if she is not all human.

She usually wears a gold headband, a pair of earrings, a bracelet, and an anklet as decorative jewelry.


We must be united and strong. And willing to deal with the humans as they would deal with us! Goliath thinks we can hide amidst the humans like mice and hope for their understanding. This is not possible.
~ Demona to Brooklyn.

Having a deep hatred of humanity, many of her plans revolved around the extermination of the human race so that Gargoyles could live in peace (or simply to appease her thirst for vengeance). It is also noted that Demona hates humans as a way of dealing with the intense guilt she feels at having been a part of the events that led to the massacre of her clan (Her betrayal of the humans her clan guarded by night ultimately led to the slaughter of nearly all of them both gargoyle and human).

Her actions are also directly responsible for creating gargoyle killing hunters which drive her race close to extinction. For the next thousand years she ultimately double crosses every group she comes into contact with always ending up alone.

Powers and Abilities

Demona is a dangerously cunning and resourceful warrior on top of being a skilled sorceress, thanks to her teachings under the Archmage.

As a gargoyle, Demona is inherently super strong and incredibly fast and tough, with a heavily armored body that is still light enough to let her glide through the air, while keeping enough mass to show off tremendous feats of physical power.

She is able to use almost any magical artifact she comes in contact with and is just as adept with technology, having developed a good understanding and use of science and technology in the 20th century, with one of her favorite weapons being a laser cannon.

Thanks to the Weird Sisters' spell, Demona is immortal and unable to age. She can only die if she kills Macbeth or if he kills her due to the magical bond that grans them both immortality.


We've dreamed for a thousand years, Goliath. It's time for our dreams to come true.
I have a name, too, Goliath. The humans gave it to me long ago. You should know it before you die. I am... Demona.
~ Demona before her first attempt to kill Goliath
What would you do? Capture him for human justice? He'd be out of jail in a day.
~ Demona to Brooklyn as they see a woman being mugged.
They can't even share their homes without fighting. What makes you think they will share this world with us.
~ Demona to Brooklyn as they see a couple arguing, with their child running away crying.
They hold each other's lives completely without worth. And you think they will accept us with open arms?
~ Demona and Brooklyn witness a crime scene with a dead body in an ambulance


  • Although Xanatos acts as the main antagonist (having awakened the gargoyles), he never quite sinks to the depths Demona does when she turns her coat.

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