Tony Dracon

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Tony Dracon

Anthony "Tony" Dracon Jr. was a caporegime in one of New York City's most prominent organized crime families. He is the twin brother of Antoinette Dracon.


The Dracons have long been a major criminal family in New York, going all the way back to Tony's grandfather Dominic Dracon in the 1920s, at least, and Tony has avidly followed family tradition. Born in 1970, the son of Anthony Dracon alongside his twin sister, Antoinette, by 1994, Tony was one of only a few major criminal operators in New York City. [1] He is even bold enough to steal from Xanatos Enterprises.

It was such a theft, in fact, which first brought him into contact with the gargoyles. Not long after the gargoyles' re-awakening in New York, Dracon and his men stole a shipment of particle beam accelerators from Xanatos Enterprises. By coincidence, later that evening, Broadway, while visiting Elisa in her apartment, accidentally shot her with her own gun. Since Elisa had confronted Dracon over the theft at the Park Manor not long before, both Captain Chavez and Goliath made the logical error of assuming that Dracon had shot Elisa, and Goliath promptly went after Dracon to avenge Elisa upon him. Broadway, having discovered that Dracon was behind the theft of the particle beam accelerators and even selling them to various muggers in New York, went after Dracon on his own to put a stop to the trade, and at Dracon's temporary headquarters, helped Goliath defeat Dracon and his men, but also stopped him from killing the mob leader by confessing that he was the one who had shot Elisa. Goliath destroyed all but one of the particle beam accelerators remaining in Dracon's possession, and then placed the remains of that last one besides Dracon and his men to make certain that the police would connect the gang with the theft. ("Deadly Force")

Dracon was quickly arrested, but managed to get out of prison, presumably by bail, not long afterwards. Joining forces with his grandfather Dominic, he began searching the cellar of the defunct Silver Falcon night club for some jewels that Mace Malone had cheated Dominic out of in the 1920s, kidnapping Matt and Elisa when they stumbled upon his operation. Broadway came to the detectives' rescue, however, and helped capture Dracon, who went to prison again. ("The Silver Falcon")

Dracon in prison.

Dracon got out on bail not long afterwards, however, and quickly started up a protection racket, extorting money from various businesses in New York. Goliath and Broadway joined forces with Elisa again to help shut down his scheme, and this time, Dracon stayed in prison much longer. He continued to run his criminal operations behind bars, until, not long after the end of the Avalon World Tour, he became involved in a turf war with Tomas Brod. The turf war continued until Elisa, with some help from Angela and the trio, managed to get both gangs broken up. Dracon soon found himself sharing a cell with Brod, to both men's mutual annoyance. ("Protection", "Turf")

In 1997, Dracon heard that not only would his grandfather be released from Bellevue but that his uncle, Dino Dracon, would be getting released from Sing Sing. At a visitation with his sister, Antoinette, Tony wondered if the combined efforts of Glasses and Dominic would be enough to control their uncle. ("A Little Crazy", "Idyll or Nightmare") After Goliath was captured by the Gargoyle Taskforce, he was imprisoned in Rikers Island directly across from Dracon and Brod, where both crime lords often taunted him. Days later, Wolf, Jackal, and Hyena broke into the prison to kill Brod, and Wolf made it clear to Tony that Dino didn't care whether his nephew lived or died (and in fact, would prefer that he died). After Goliath defeated the Pack, Tony seemingly gained a newfound respect for the gargoyle leader when he saved their lives, and still refused to escape; intending to see his day in court. ("Render Unto Caesar", "Mayday") Shortly afterward, Tony called his sister to inform her that Dino gave the Pack the approval to kill him. ("Young At Heart")


Dracon's most distinguishing feature is a white streak in his hair, much like that of a skunk, the result of the fright that he received from his first encounter with Goliath. [2]

In theory, Dracon reported to the head of the Dracon Family. In practice, he operated solo. [3] Known members of Dracon's mob include Glasses and Pal Joey. He has known Glasses since their early teens. [4]


Production Background

Voice Actor: Richard Grieco

As early as 2000, Greg Weisman hinted that when Tony made his next appearance after "Turf", he wouldn't necessarily be the head of his crime family. [5]