The Gargoyle is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV. It is a flying enemy, but otherwise not notable, as it is not particularly threatening in any way. It can be dispatched of relatively quickly and with ease with various methods.
Gargoyles were initially ordinary stone statues built on rooftops to let rainwater above flow down to the ground through certain paths. The statues were usually carved as monsters and strange creatures, which later spawned the belief that gargoyles are the guardians of the buildings they live in.