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Alexander "Alex" Fox Xanatos is the first and only known son of David Xanatos and Fox. He is featured in the animated television show Gargoyles.

Role in the series

Alex Xanatos was born in the Eyrie Building, the same night that the Avalon travelers returned from their "World Tour." On the very night of his birth, Oberon, who was searching for his queen Titania, was convinced by her to take Alex, who was of their bloodline, to Avalon, where he could be trained in his magical heritage. His parents were opposed to having their child taken away just after he was born, so Oberon promised an hour until he comes to claim Alex. David Xanatos, with Owen Burnett's security system and the assistance of the newly reunited Manhattan Clan and Alex's maternal grandfather Halcyon Renard, staved off Oberon but was unable to prevent him from entering the bed-chamber containing Alex and Fox. Fox, with some urging from her mother, Titania, tapped into her latent magical energy. Titania expostulated that if Fox could use her magic after a life in the mortal realm, Alex, with training, could retain his magical heritage. Oberon consented and bound Puck as his tutor, though he was restricted to using his magic in training or protecting Alexander.

Puck gave Alex his first magical lesson later, wherein he taught Alex to swap souls. Alex and Puck transferred the souls of Othello, Desdemona, and Iago from the Coldstone body into Broadway, Angela, and Brooklyn, respectively. Later, he transferred them again into robotic bodies of Coldstone, Coldfire, and Coldsteel. In order to accomplish this feat, Alex possessed the body of Lexington, thereby forging something of a bond between the two.

Alex seems to be growing and maturing very quickly. At four months old he was already beginning to talk. During Alex's first Halloween, his father brought him to the White House, where Ambassador Chung remarked that he was very large for his age of not quite four months, appearing to be about a full year.

Future Tense

In the episode "Future Tense," Alexander, at that point called Fox, was a part of a resistance against his father, David Xanatos. Xanatos the senior tricked him into revealing the hideout of the rebels before destroying him. His fellow rebels were inspired to attack Xanatos before he could strike against them.



  • Alex's first word is "Doggie".
  • Alex dressed as a gargoyle during his first Halloween.
  • Alex was named by his parents after Alexander the Great, the famous Macedonian king (336 B.C. - 323 B.C.) who conquered most of the known world, as a reflection of their ambitions for him.
  • Thailog chose the first name of his own alias for the same reason.
  • He was born in the summer of 1996.

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Gargoyles: Goliath | Hudson | Brooklyn | Broadway | Lexington | Bronx | Demona | Angela | Coldstone | Coldfire | Talon | Delilah | Burbank | Claw | Maggie the Cat | Fang | Brentwood | Hollywood | Malibu | Thailog | Gabriel | Ophelia | Boudicca | Una | Leo | Griff | Zafiro | Jade | Turquesa | Obsidiana | Kai | Sora | Yama | Golem
Characters: Princess Katharine | Prince Malcolm | Princess Elena | Magus | Tom | Elisa Maza | Owen Burnett | Puck | Alexander Fox Xanatos | Matt Bluestone | Diane Maza | Carlos Maza | Fara Maku | Tea Gora | Peter Maza | Derek Maza | Beth Maza | Duncan | Halcyon Renard | Oberon | Titania | King Arthur | Lady of the Lake | Anubis | Coyote the Trickster | Taurus | Petros Xanatos | Boreas | Grandmother | Natsilane | Merlin
Villains: Captain of the Guards | Hakon | David Xanatos | Street Thugs | The Pack | Fox Xanatos | Coyote | Tony Dracon | Macbeth | Banquo | Fleance | Gillecomgain | Anton Sevarius | Taro | Preston Vogel | Archmage | The Weird Sisters | Banshee | Puck | Proteus | Anansi | Odin | Raven | Jackal | Hyena | Wolf | Dingo | Ekidna | Quarrymen | Matrix | Mace Malone | Street Thugs | The Assassin | Tomas Brod | Helios


Season One: Awakening | The Thrill of the Hunt | Temptation | Deadly Force | Enter MacBeth | The Edge | Long Way to Morning | Her Brother's Keeper | Reawakening
Season Two: Leader of the Pack | Metamorphosis | Legion | A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time | The Mirror | The Silver Falcon | Eye of the Beholder | Vows | City of Stone | High Noon | Outfoxed | The Price | Revelations | Double Jeopardy | Upgrade | Protection | The Cage | Avalon | Shadows of the Past | Heritage | Monsters | Golem | Sanctuary | M.I.A. | Grief | Kingdom | The Hound of Ulster | Walkabout | Mark of the Panther | Pendragon | Eye of the Storm | The New Olympians | The Green | Sentinel | Bushido | Cloud Fathers | Ill Met by Moonlight | Future Tense | The Gathering | Vendettas | Turf | The Reckoning | Possession | Hunter's Moon
Season Three: The Goliath Chronicles: The Journey | Ransom | Runaways | Broadway Goes to Hollywood | A Bronx Tail | The Dying of the Light | And Justice for All | Genesis Undone | Generations | For It May Come True | To Serve Mankind | Seeing Isn't Believing | Angels in the Night


Wyvern Clan | Demona's Clan | Manhattan Clan | Steel Clan | Labyrinth Clan | Avalon Clan | London Clan | Mayan Clan | Clan Ishimura | Iron Clan


Grimorum Arcanorum | Eye of Odin | Phoenix Gate | Three Keys to Power | Cauldron of Life | Mayan Sun Amulet | Stone of Destiny | Titania's Mirror | Oberon's Mirror | Seline's Orb | Excalibur | Scrolls of Merlin | Scroll of Thoth | Praying Gargoyle


Castle Wyvern | Scotland | Manhattan | New York (state) | New York | Clock Tower | Eyrie Building | Labyrinth | Avalon | London | Loch Ness | Knight's Spur | Eyrie Pyramid | Kara Digi | New Olympus


Greg Weisman | Keith David | Jeff Bennett | Bill Fagerbakke | Frank Welker | Roger Rose | John Rhys-Davies | Justin Shenkarow | Lacey Chabert | Tim Curry | Clancy Brown | Salli Richardson

See Also

The Disney Afternoon

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