Character Profile -- "Jericho"
by Christine Morgan
Clan: formerly Avalon, now Demona's.
Bloodline: son of Goliath and Demona; Angela's brother.
Status: formerly Gabriel's second-in-command, now Demona's.
Jericho has Demona's sharp features and coloring. His
red hair often falls rakishly over one eye. He has his father's build
and wingspan, though before he left Avalon he hadn't quite
finished filling out. He carries a gold-hilted dagger.
Jericho was Gabriel's second-in-command on Avalon.
The rest of his brothers and sisters worried that he might
someday challenge or cause trouble for Gabriel. This tension
grew when the clan approached their first breeding season, when
a female named Tourmaline tried to win Jericho as a consolation
prize when she couldn't have Gabriel.
Jericho was also dissatisfied with his own and his clan's
performance as warriors, especially in the wake of the attack by
the Archmage. Jericho himself was injured by MacBeth during
Demona, once she remembered that she had laid two
eggs that final breeding season, convinced Titania to take her to
Avalon. She quickly discovered Jericho's restlessness and
convinced him to return to the outer world with her.
Jericho suffers from a severe Oedipal conflict, hating
Goliath and desiring Demona. She is aware of this and
manipulates him to strengthen her hold on his loyalty. He has a
quick temper and has gladly accepted Demona's outlook on the
world and the humans. He was once only a dissatisfied and bitter
youth, but is shaping up into a xenophobic killing machine. He
believes that Goliath deliberately turned Angela against their
mother and would try to do the same to him.
Jericho's first appearance was in "Angela's Awakening,"
in which he was introduced as Gabriel's second-in-command and
their sister Ruth remarks that he's liable to be trouble someday.
Lexington and Aiden time-travel in "Future Imperfect,"
where they learn that in that future, Hudson, Elisa and her unborn
child died at the hands of a rogue Avalon gargoyle, Demona's
son. A dream, or a prophecy?
In "Mother's Day," Demona travels to Avalon and finds
her son, mad at the world in general and Goliath in particular.
She promises to take him home with her and give her the warrior
training he craves.
In "Fallen Angels," Jericho's unhealthy attraction to
Demona manifests as unquestioning loyalty, leading him to cold-
bloodedly murder several humans and help her capture Thailog
(or, as he is otherwise known, Ebon of the rock band Scarlet
In "Playing God," Jericho teams up with Anton and
Gustav Sevarius to steal and brainwash the clones from the
Labyrinth, leaving a trail of destruction and injured mutates in
A Glimpse of Upcoming Appearances:
After working himself half-to-death making warriors of
the clones, Jericho is in need of a vacation. And what better
place than "Club Gung-Ho," the complete commando-training
Unbeknownst to Jericho, his sister Elektra has left
Avalon in search of him, hoping that her love can bring him back
from evil. He'll be forced to choose between "The Pure and the
Jericho has proved to be a captivating character,
inspiring the work of several artists. These can all be found in the
Even his creator has taken a stab at drawing him. See
Christine's Feeble Attempts at Artwork.
Jericho also appears in the stories of Stephen Sobotka.