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Gargoyle Knight

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Gargoyle Knight

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The Gargoyle Knight<span style="font-weight: normal">&#32;(<span class="t_nihongo_kanji" style="white-space:nowrap" lang="ja" xml:lang="ja">ソードスタチュー</span><span class="t_nihongo_comma" style="display:none">,</span>&#32;<i>Sōdo Sutachū</i><span class="t_nihongo_help noprint"><sup><span class="t_nihongo_icon" style="color: #00e; font: bold 80% sans-serif; text-decoration: none; padding: 0 .1em;">?</span></sup></span>, lit. Sword Statue)</span> Heartless, who hasn't appeared in the game so far but was considered at one point for the cut Dungeon Mode. It may still appear in later story mission on top of the clock tower in Daybreak Town.

Japanese ソードスタチュー
Rōmaji Sōdo Sutachū
Translation Sword Statue

Type Pureblood Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts χ
Variations
Gargoyle Warrior
Gargoyle Wizard
Chocolate Gargoyle
White Chocolate Statue
Earth Gargoyle
Possessor
Massive Possessor
Gargoyle Knight

Kingdom Hearts II
Although it looks like an ordinary statue, it attacks with no warning.

Immune to magic, it can attack from any range. Parry its attacks for a chance to use reaction commands.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
A sword-bearing statue. It unleashes a fearsome attack when its HP is low, so use a powerful Medal to stop it stone-cold!
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Beast's Castle
Episode 1
63 15 8 35
Beast's Castle
Episode 2
124 34 19 273
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×0 ×0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0 ×0 ×1.0

Rewards
Drive prize (1%) ×4, Munny (10) ×2
Dark Gem (10%), Energy Shard (4%)
World(s)
Beast's Castle
Cup HP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 9: 2 Gargoyle Knight

82 21 11
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 9: 2 Gargoyle Knight

188 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 21: 3 Gargoyle Knight

290 87 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×0 ×0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0 ×0 ×1.0
Cup HP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 9: 2 Gargoyle Knight

95 25 14
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 9: 2 Gargoyle Knight

188 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 21: 3 Gargoyle Knight

290 86 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×0 ×0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0 ×0 ×1.0

The Gargoyle Knight is a Pureblood Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II. It is actually an ordinary statue that is under the control of a Possessor Heartless.

It hides among regular gargoyle statues, and appears suddenly to attack. It attacks by slashing its sword. Slow as they are, Gargoyle Knights are immune to magic spells. They can also fly and swoop down blade-first, making them all the more dangerous.

Design[edit]

A Gargoyle Knight is a statue with a tall, rectangular pedestal colored in various shades of grey. It has four steel grey spikes in its base. The actual statue is the upper body of a thin, muscular gargoyle with steel blue skin and wings of the same color. Each of its hands has four clawed fingers, and it wears a grey armlet with silver spikes on its upper left arm. The gargoyle's head is roughly triangular in shape and sports large, angular horns that curve inward. Its face is black and it has small, yellow eyes. It also wields a grey sword with a diamond-shaped guard and a spiked pommel.

The Gargoyle Knight's name refers to the creature the statue is modeled after. "Knight" may reference the fact that it carries a sword, as opposed to the Gargoyle Warrior. Its Japanese name, "Sword Statue", is a much clearer reference to the fact that it is actually just a possessed statue that wields a sword.

Strategy[edit]

Gargoyle Knights disguise themselves as stone statues, but reveal themselves and attack Sora if he approaches closely. They are immune to magic, and as such should only be attacked with physical combos. Alternatively, simply wait for the Gargoyle Warrior to attack and block, as when any of its attacks are deflected it becomes incapacitated and has its body exposed for four seconds. In its exposed state, it is vulnerable to the Release Reaction Command, which allows Sora to instantly defeat the Gargoyle Knight.

The Gargoyle Knight uses its Rising Slash and Drop Slash attacks in succession, or its Reverse Slash attack against distant opponents.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Multi-Slash (連続斬り
Renzokukiri
?, lit. "Continuous Slash")
Physical x1.0
Hit 2+: x0.5
O
Slashes three times with sword.
Drop Slash (落下斬り
Rakkakiri
?, lit. "Falling Slash")
Physical x0.65 O
Descends and lunges with sword.
Rising Slash (上昇斬り
Joushoukiri
?)
Physical x0.65
Hit 2+: x0.25
O
Rises and swings sword upward.
Reverse Slash (反復斬り
Hanpukukiri
?, lit. "Repeating Slash")
Physical x1.5
Hit 2+: x0.5
O
Charges and slashes; repeats this twice.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.
Reaction Commands
Reaction Command Attribute Power Description
Release (リジェクト
Rijekuto
?, lit. "Reject")
Can be used when near an exposed Gargoyle Knight.
Emit light from the Keyblade and instantly defeat the Gargoyle Knight.