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Euryale[1] is an antagonist in the animated television program, American Dragon: Jake Long. She is one of the three Gorgon sisters alongside Fury and Medusa. She appears as one of the antagonists in two episodes[2][3], both in Season 2. Her goal is to rule over the world with her sisters.

Background

Sometime in ancient Greece, Euryale ruled over all magical beings with Fury and Medusa. She was overthrown by a warrior, presumed to be the Greek hero Perseus, who used the Gorgon sisters' own reflections to defeat them. They were turned to stone due to their spell backfiring at them. Euryale and her sisters then remained imprisoned as marble statues for hundreds of years.

Personality

Euryale is the vain and materialist one of the Gorgon trio. This is proven when she notices Fury wearing her bracelet and openly disapproves of it[2]. She also mentions going shoe shopping after getting rid of the American Dragon[3]. In the same episode, she also shows a bit of impatience by complaining about how long it took for Fury to set her and Medusa free, although it merely took a few hours.

Just like any siblings, Euryale often fights with Fury and Medusa, most often over which of them is the most important Gorgon and who should be ruler of the world. But even then, Euryale is able to put her own interests aside in order to work with her sisters in bringing down Jake.

Physical appearance

Because of her slim body, Euryale is a very agile woman. Her skin is of a dark shade and she has dark green snakes for hair that stop approximately a few inches past shoulder length. She can probably, like her sister Fury, cut her snakes like regular hair and have them regrow naturally. She is always seen wearing a short green dress inspired by ancient Greek robes, sandals, and bronze accessories.

Powers and abilities

From what is shown in the series, Euryale has the very same powers that her sisters possess.

She can, like Fury, free anyone imprisoned in stone (Gorgons and victims alike) by casting a spell that consists of blasting energy out of her hands onto the target. She can also use this power as a regular attack whenever she fights.

Like her two Gorgon sisters, Euryale has the ability to turn anyone to stone. The only condition is to have her sisters freed from their marble prisons and present alongside her. When Euryale's eyes glow red, her victims will be paralyzed at once after looking directly at her. She can also use a weaker version of this ability, which hypnotizes anyone caught under the spell. She uses it on Trixie and Stacey Wintergrin's cheerleading team[2]; the girls must then obey to every order they receive. When the hypnotizing spell is temporarily disabled or permanently broken, the victims will have no recollection of their actions when they were under its influence.

Euryale's snakes can also help during a fight by lunging at foes and biting at them, though they are not venomous. They can also expand in length and mimic a spider's legs, which permits Euryale to move about faster and more easily.

Role in the series

In modern day, Euryale was being used as a fountain ornament inside a company building called "Vidal Gorgon Industries" in Manhattan. In her first appearance[2], she is awakened by Fury and assists her sister in her quest to reunite with the last Gorgon, Medusa. She is later defeated by Jake and his friends: she turns to stone after a feud with her sisters and sinks at the bottom of the Hudson River.

In her second appearance[3], Euryale is once again freed by Fury and embarks on a quest to get rid of the American Dragon and rule the world. However, her freedom is short-lived, for she is turned to stone again and sinks back into the river on the very same day.

Trivia

  • The name Euryale is ancient Greek for "far-roaming".
  • In many stories, Euryale is often depicted as the second eldest of the three Gorgons and also as being immortal.
  • Interestingly, Euryale's hair resembles the hair style of ancient Egyptian women.

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References

  1. http://www.jeffgoode.com/tv/americandragon/characters/euryale.htm
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 [Bring It On]]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Furious Jealousy


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Media

Television: American Dragon: Jake Long
Books: The Dragon Hunter | The Gnome Eater
Games: All Star Skate Park | Rose's Print Shop | Dangerous Descent | Jake's Dragon Tile Combo | Jake's Inferno Pinball | The Huntsclan Traps | High Risk Rescue | American Dragon: Rise of the Huntsclan | American Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon

Characters

Main Characters: Jake Long | Rose | Trixie Carter | Arthur Spudinski | Luong Lao Shi | Fu Dog | Jonathan Long | Susan Long | Haley Long
Other Characters: Brad Morton | Hans Rotwood | Stacey Wintergrin | Tracey | Lacey | Olivia Mears | Courtney | Jasmine | Marnie Lockjelly | Danika Hunnicutt | Nigel Thrall | Fred Nerk | Kyle Wilkins | Gregory | Andrew | Silver | Carol St. Carmine | Frederick Buttersleeves | Joshua | Trisha | "Jake Long Junior" | Aunt Cathy | Rose's parents | Rose's Twin | Sara and Kara | The Dragon Council | Councilor Andam | Councilor Kulde | Councilor Kukulkhan | Councilor Omina | Patchouli Long | Sun Park | Dolores Derceto | Ms. Jenkins | Ms. McGuire | Ms. Birch | Mrs. Carter | Colonel Hank Carter | Ms. Spudinski | Officer Morton | Veronica | Brocamas | Stan Lipkowski | Bertha | Reggie the Brownie | Clooney | Santa Claus | Jaren MacArthur | Shaniqua Chulavista | Thad Rochefort-Chaise | Jasma Sancere | Ron Slam | Coach Sackerson | Judge Glamis Cutler | Tommy King | The Witches of Woodstock | Jack Frost | Pix McGee | Queen Liliana | Strigoi | Mister Krunkers | Benny | Petite Messenger Fairy | Herbert the Goblin
Creatures: Dragons | Dwarves | Trolls | Pixies | Elf | Goblin | Brownie | Tooth Minions | Giant | Sprite | Gremlin | Griffin | Shade Demons | Hairball Monsters | Hobgoblin | The Krylock Demon | Iceberg Monster | Jersey Devil | Guardian Serpent | Avemetrus | Sea Serpent | Gnomes | Cyclops | Shark People | Nymphs | Harpy | The Kraken | Djinn | Kelpie | The Magical Community
Villians: The Huntsman | Johnny Wang | The Huntsclan | The Dark Dragon | Councilor Chang | Bananas B. | Eli Excelsior Pandarus | Nix | Huntsgirl | Huntsboys 88 and 89 | Huntsgirl 18 | Sigmund Brock | Fury | Euryale | Medusa | Evil Jake | Hook Hand Ghost | Vicky Fickling | Yan Yan | Shackles Jack | Kumo | Tiburón
Guest Characters: Monty Hall | Ingrid Third

Episodes

Old School Training | Dragon Breath | The Talented Mr. Long | The Legend of Dragon Tooth | Act 4, Scene 15 | Adventures in Troll Sitting | Fu Dog Takes a Walk | Professor Rotwood's Thesis | The Egg | The Heist | Dragon Summit | Body Guard Duty | Shapeshifter | The Ski Trip | The Long Weekend | Eye of the Beholder | Jake Takes the Cake | Hong Kong Nights | Halloween Bash | Fu and Tell | Flight of the Unicorn | Keeping Shop | Ring Around the Dragon | The Hunted | Bring It On | Half Baked | The Academy | The Doppelganger Gang | Something Fishy This Way Comes | Breakout | Family Business | Hero of the Hourglass | Dreamscape | A Befuddled Mind | Fool's Gold | Feeding Frenzy | Haley Gone Wild | Supernatural Tuesday | The Rotwood Files | Hairy Christmas | Switcheroo | The Love Cruise | Year of the Jake | Homecoming | Young at Heart | Siren Says | Shaggy Frog | Nobody's Fu | Magic Enemy #1 | A Ghost Story | Bite Father, Bite Son | Game On | Furious Jealousy | Being Human | The Hong Kong Longs

Locations

New York | New York (state) | New Jersey | Alabama | Florida | Millard Fillmore Middle School | Isle of Draco | Hong Kong | Subway | The Empire State Building | China | Camp Mugwomp | Magus Bazaar | Canal Street Electronics | Island of Atlantis | Cosmopolitan Museum of Art | Familio Festevedro

Objects

Mark of the Huntsclan | The 13 Aztec Skulls | Huntstaff | Magical journals | Brockium

Songs

The Chosen One | The Hubba Hubba Hula

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