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Which ‘Wednesday’ Gorgon turns Ajax to stone?

Well, the blame lies on Ajax himself.

When you think of Gorgons, the first thing that comes to mind might be the daunting Gorgons that exist in Greek mythology. Stories that come from Greek mythology tend to be thought-provoking, supernatural, and sometimes even creepy. The fact that Gorgons have the power to turn other people to stone in an instant after making eye contact means they are some of the scariest creatures ever.

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Gorgons typically have hair made of coiling snakes that slither and writhe around as they please. Medusa is one of the most famous Gorgons to read up about in Greek mythology, but Ajax (Georgie Farmer) is the most interesting Gorgon included in Wednesday on Netflix.

Ajax is never seen without his beanie, used to disguise his Gorgon snakes, which slip out from time to time. While the youngster has difficulty looking anyone in the eye without getting anxious, he is described as “cute” by Wednesday Addams’ dormmate, Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers). Despite his timidity, Ajax pursues a romantic relationship with her and shares a close bond with Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White). The shy and awkward teen is also a member of Nevermore Academy’s secret social club, the Nightshade Society.

Who turned Ajax into stone on Wednesday?

Emma Myers and Georgie Farmer look at dressed up taxidermy mounts in 'Wednesday'
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In an interesting twist, Ajax was turned into stone on a special night he was supposed to enjoy a romantic date with Enid. Enid was excited to spend some alone time with Ajax and get to know him better, but instead, she ended up believing she was stood up.

Ajax accidentally looked at his reflection in the mirror without wearing a hat to hide his snake hair. At that moment, he turned himself into stone and was unable to meet up with Enid for their scheduled date. It wasn’t until later in the show that Ajax felt comfortable enough to admit the truth to Enid. He was heavily embarrassed, but he knew it was more important to apologize so she wouldn’t feel angry with him.

How do Gorgons on Wednesday protect their classmates from turning to stone?

Georgie Farmer and Percy Hynes White standing in a forest in 'Wednesday'
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One of the biggest rules for Gorgons who enroll at Nevermore Academy is to wear hats to hide their snake hair when around other people. This ensures that no one will be turned into stone accidentally or on purpose. This is why most Gorgons on campus always wear beanies on top of their heads with their hair tucked away and hidden.

Gorgons are also advised not to become too close to others out of the fear that they may accidentally kill someone they care about. Despite the fact that Ajax explained that information to Enid, she still decided to go on a date with him and pursue a romantic connection. It’s also interesting to note that Ajax possessed superhuman strength, giving him the ability to bend metal bars and succeed in hand-to-hand combat.

While there are some sound reasons for Gorgons to isolate themselves from others, Ajax shows that having his powers doesn’t mean he has to isolate himself from those he cares about. While Gorgons are typically portrayed as terrifying creatures in traditional mythology, on Wednesday, Ajax’s reliability and sensitive nature give them a sense of humanity.

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Andrew Dupont
Andrew Dupont is a college graduate who enjoys writing about anything comic book and anime related.