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Medusa is an antagonist in the animated television program American Dragon: Jake Long. She is one of the three Gorgon sisters alongside Fury and Euryale. She appears as one of the antagonists in the Season 2 episodes "Bring It On" and "Furious Jealousy". Her goal is to take over the world with her sisters.

Background

During the times of ancient Greece, Medusa and her sisters ruled over all magical beings on Earth until they were overthrown by a warrior, presumably the Greek hero Perseus. He used his shield as a mirror, which reflected the Gorgon's paralyzing spell back onto them, thus turning all three to stone. Medusa and her sisters remained stuck in marble for more than a hundred years.

Personality

Medusa is a snobbish and proud woman who likes to have things done her way. She takes pride in the fact that most people know her name over Fury's or Euryale's. She also comes out as ungrateful since she never shows a hint of gratitude toward her sisters for breaking her free.

Like siblings usually do, Medusa often quarrels with the other Gorgons, sometimes to the point that she'll engage into a fight against them. She bickers with Fury and Euryale over who is the most important of them and who should be ruler over the world. Although Medusa insists (with good reasons) that she is the most important of the Gorgons[1], she is the first to call up a truce[2]. She knows that, if her sisters and her can't work together, they will never defeat the American Dragon.

Physical appearance

Medusa, like her sisters, is thin in size. She has khaki skin and dark green snakes for hair that curl on top of her head. It is presumed that, like Fury, she can cut her snakes just like regular hair and wait for them to grow back. She always wears a blue dress that matches her eye color inspired by ancient Greece togas, sandals, bronze bracelets and other similar accessories.

Powers and abilities

From what is shown in the series, Medusa and her sisters share the same powers. Although this is never shown in the series, it is possible that Medusa can, like Fury, free her sisters from their stone prison. All she has to do is to cast a spell on them (or in other words, shoot energy out of her hands) that can crack the marble and break her sisters free. She can also use this power as a regular attack and free her victims if she so wishes.

When her eyes glow red, Medusa can turn others to stone, but only if her two sisters are freed from their marble prison and are present beside her. Her victims also need to look into her eyes for the spell to work. Like Fury and Euryale, Medusa can also use the weaker version of the paralyzing spell, which can hypnotize anyone she wants. She is never seen casting the spell directly, but she can clearly control those under its influence as shown when she orders around Stacey's cheerleading team[1]. Her victims will have no recollection whatsoever of their actions while being hypnotized.

Medusa can also attack with the snakes in her hair. Just like Fury, her snakes can expand to incredible lengths and mimic spider legs to carry her around.

Role in the series

Over a hundred years after her imprisonment, Medusa is awakened by her sisters who had to fetch her from the deep waters with a fishing net. Her freedom is short-lived, however, when she starts feuding with Fury and Euryale and gets turned to stone, sinking once again into the river.

In "Furious Jealousy", Medusa is once again freed by Fury and joins her two sisters on a quest to defeat the American Dragon and rule over the world. Her freedom is once again short-lived since she gets turned back to stone by Jake and sinks in the Hudson River once more.

Trivia

  • In some versions of the Perseus myth, Medusa is sometimes called Gorgo (from the Greek word "gorgos", which means "dreadful") and is the only mortal Gorgon.
  • In mythology and general history, Medusa is the most renown of the three Gorgons. Trixie even mentions this fact.[1]
  • This Disney version of Medusa is far more malevolent than the one seen in Hercules: The Animated Series.
  • Medusa is the youngest Gorgon sister.

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References


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Media
Television: American Dragon: Jake Long

Books: The Dragon HunterThe Gnome Eater
Games: All Star Skate ParkRose's Print ShopDangerous DescentJake's Dragon Tile ComboJake's Inferno PinballThe Huntsclan TrapsHigh Risk RescueAmerican Dragon: Rise of the HuntsclanAmerican Dragon: Jake Long, Attack of the Dark Dragon

Characters
Main Characters: Jake LongRoseTrixie CarterArthur SpudinskiLuong Lao ShiFu DogJonathan LongSusan LongHaley Long

Other Characters: Brad MortonHans RotwoodStacey WintergrinTraceyLaceyOlivia MearsCourtneyJasmineMarnie LockjellyDanika HunnicuttNigel ThrallFred NerkKyle WilkinsGregoryAndrewSilverCarol St. CarmineFrederick ButtersleevesJoshuaTrisha"Jake Long Junior"Aunt CathyRose's parentsRose's TwinSara and KaraThe Dragon CouncilCouncilor AndamCouncilor KuldeCouncilor KukulkhanCouncilor OminaPatchouli LongSun ParkDolores DercetoMs. JenkinsMs. McGuireMs. BirchMrs. CarterColonel Hank CarterMs. SpudinskiOfficer MortonVeronicaBrocamasStan LipkowskiBerthaReggie the BrownieClooneySanta ClausJaren MacArthurShaniqua ChulavistaThad Rochefort-ChaiseJasma SancereRon SlamCoach SackersonJudge Glamis CutlerTommy KingThe Witches of WoodstockJack FrostPix McGeeQueen LilianaStrigoiMister KrunkersBennyPetite Messenger FairyHerbert the Goblin
Creatures: DragonsDwarvesTrollsPixiesElfGoblinBrownieTooth MinionsGiantSpriteGremlinGriffinShade DemonsHairball MonstersHobgoblinThe Krylock DemonIceberg MonsterJersey DevilGuardian SerpentAvemetrusSea SerpentGnomesCyclopsShark PeopleNymphsHarpyThe KrakenDjinnKelpieThe Magical Community
Villians: The HuntsmanJohnny WangThe HuntsclanThe Dark DragonCouncilor ChangBananas B.Eli Excelsior PandarusNixHuntsboys 88 and 89Huntsgirl 18Sigmund BrockFuryEuryaleMedusaEvil JakeHook Hand GhostVicky FicklingYan YanShackles JackKumoTiburón
Guest Characters: Monty HallIngrid 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 YorkNew York (state)New JerseyAlabamaFloridaMillard Fillmore Middle SchoolIsle of DracoHong KongSubwayThe Empire State BuildingChinaCamp MugwompMagus BazaarCanal Street ElectronicsIsland of AtlantisCosmopolitan Museum of ArtFamilio Festevedro
Objects
Mark of the HuntsclanThe 13 Aztec SkullsHuntstaffMagical journalsBrockium
Songs
The Chosen OneThe Hubba Hubba Hula

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