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29th Dec '15 6:44:56 PM Kitch
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* When the 300 are first assembled before Leonidas, Stelios is the first of them to speak out his loyalty to the coming fight.

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* When the 300 are first assembled before Leonidas, Stelios is the first of them to speak out his loyalty to the coming fight. Of course, this makes it more meaningful when Stelios is one of the last men standing with Leonidas.
29th Dec '15 6:44:24 PM Kitch
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* When the 300 are first assembled before Leonidas, Stelios is the first of them to speak out his loyalty to the coming fight.
-->'''Stelios:''' We are with you, sire! For Sparta! For Freedom! To the death!
14th Dec '15 12:30:09 PM Ulrik54
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* "Madness? This! Is! SPARTA!"

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* "Madness? [[MemeticMutation This! Is! SPARTA!"SPARTA!]]"
26th Jun '15 7:13:01 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** When Leonidas is contemplating kicking the messenger and his pals down the well, he first turns to Gorgo as if asking for permission, who silently nods, giving him the OK to do it. ''Then'' he commences said kicking. Even though he's a badass monarch, he makes sure his wife and queen approves of it as well.
10th Jun '14 4:40:25 PM IchigoMontoya
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* Anytime Leonidas delivers a RousingSpeech.



-->'''King Leonidas''': Persians! Come and get them!

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-->'''King Leonidas''': *kills said Persian soldier with a thrown spear* Persians! [[BringIt Come and get them!them]]!
10th Jun '14 4:34:19 PM IchigoMontoya
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* '''This! Is! SPARTA!!'''
** Which, despite the MemeticMutation surrounding it, isn't anywhere near [[ThreeHundred Leonidas']] Crowning Moment Of Awesome. The fight against the GiantMook and his response when the Persians demand that they drop their weapons are both arguably superior.
-->'''King Leonidas''': ''Persians. Come and take them!''
*** ...which is TruthInTelevision and OlderThanFeudalism. Famously, in real life Xerxes offered to make Leonidas king of all Greece if he would join him. Leonidas replied that it was better to die for Greece than to rule over it. Xerxes then ordered the Greeks to surrender their arms, to which Leonidas replied ''molon labe'' (the original Greek of "Come and take them"). That is the motto of more than one modern-day Greek army unit, including I Army Corps.
*** It says something when a phrase keeps being badass for more than 2000 years.
-->"Our arrows will blot out the sun!"
-->"Then we'll fight in the shade." Motto of the 20th Armored Division of the Greek Army.
** Again, according to the Greeks it is TruthInTelevision. There's a reason we remember them. Unfortunately, all other crowning moments of awesome pale in comparison to what they supposedly did back then.
*** This becomes a ReverseFunnyAneurysm later when the Persians fire a [[RainOfArrows massive cloud of arrows]]. The Spartans' response? Take cover in the ''shade'' of their shields.
** There's also:
-->"Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!"
*** All of them are TruthInTelevision. Yes, even kicking the messengers into a pit. Truth. In. Television. Herodotus has the Spartans doing all of that in his epic ''The Histories''. The Spartans: '''Actually that awesome'''.
*** The Persians asked for earth and water, symbolic of submission to the Persian King. Athens and Sparta threw the emissaries into a [[ExactWords pit and a well]] respectively, suggesting that they dig it out for themselves. That might be one case where real life is more badass than fiction.
*** "Molon labe" (the original Greek for "Come and get them!") is the motto of more than one Greek army unit and many gun-rights groups worldwide.
*** Rich Burlew was actually surprised that [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0425.html this strip]] was [[OlderThanTheyThink considered a reference to]] ''300''.
** Even Queen Gorgo gets one, stabbing the corrupt senator ([[ScarpiaUltimatum who forced her to have sex with him]]) right in the middle of the senate floor. Then as she pulls the sword out, it slices open his money bag, revealing loads of Persian coins from the bribes he was taking. To that, the ''whole senate'' got their awesome moment examining the money and all, from young to old, start yelling "'''Traitor!'''"
--> [[IronicEcho "This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.]] I am not your Queen!"
** Also, when Leonidas threw the spear at Xerxes. The very act of hitting in the face an emperor who considered himself a god, ''making him bleed'', and humiliating him before his entire army gave Leonidas a first-class ticket to Elysium.
** That was also a fulfilling of the promise "The world will know [...] before this battle is over, [...] that even a God-King can bleed."
** Leonidas managed FOUR in one conversation:
--> '''Xerxes:''' "There is much our cultures can share."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Haven't you noticed? We've been [[YouShallNotPass sharing]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy our]] [[BadassArmy culture]] with [[{{Mooks}} you]] all morning."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "Imagine what horrible fate awaits my enemies when I would kill any of my own men for victory."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "And I would die for any one of mine."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "Consider the fate of your women."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Clearly, you don't know our women. I might as well've marched them up here, judging by what I've seen."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "[...]if you will but kneel at mine."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "[...]but the idea of kneeling... you see, slaughtering all those men of yours left a nasty cramp in my leg, so kneeling will be hard for me"
** Stelios and Astanos fighting off the Persians [[BackToBackBadasses back-to-back]]; ''[[OneManArmy forty-two]]'' dead Persians in that two-minute ownage scene.
* This one:
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Give them nothing! but take from them '''everything!'''"
** ''This is where we fight! This is where '''they''' die!''
* The scene with the other Greeks, when Leonidas explains what his 300-man army can contribute to the Greek force, composed mainly of draftees:
--> '''Leonidas:''' Spartans! WHAT? IS YOUR? PROFESSION?

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* '''This! "Madness? This! Is! SPARTA!!'''
** Which, despite the MemeticMutation surrounding it, isn't anywhere near [[ThreeHundred Leonidas']] Crowning Moment Of Awesome. The
SPARTA!"
* Leonidas'
fight against with the GiantMook and his response when the Persians demand that they drop their weapons are both arguably superior.
-->'''King Leonidas''': ''Persians. Come and take them!''
*** ...which is TruthInTelevision and OlderThanFeudalism. Famously, in real life Xerxes offered to make Leonidas king of all Greece if he would join him. Leonidas replied that it was better to die for Greece than to rule over it. Xerxes then ordered the Greeks to surrender their arms, to which Leonidas replied ''molon labe'' (the original Greek of "Come and take them"). That is the motto of more than one modern-day Greek army unit, including I Army Corps.
*** It says something when a phrase keeps being badass for more than 2000 years.
-->"Our arrows will blot out the sun!"
-->"Then we'll fight in the shade." Motto of the 20th Armored Division of the Greek Army.
** Again, according to the Greeks it is TruthInTelevision. There's a reason we remember them. Unfortunately, all other crowning moments of awesome pale in comparison to what they supposedly did back then.
*** This becomes a ReverseFunnyAneurysm later when the Persians fire a [[RainOfArrows massive cloud of arrows]]. The Spartans' response? Take cover in the ''shade'' of their shields.
[[TheBrute Uber Immortal]].
** There's also:
-->"Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!"
*** All of them are TruthInTelevision. Yes, even kicking the messengers into a pit. Truth. In. Television. Herodotus has the Spartans doing all of that in his epic ''The Histories''. The Spartans: '''Actually that awesome'''.
*** The Persians asked for earth and water, symbolic of submission
* Leonidas's response to the Persian King. Athens and Sparta threw the emissaries into a [[ExactWords pit and a well]] respectively, suggesting soldier demanding that they dig it out for themselves. That might be one case where real life is more badass than fiction.
*** "Molon labe" (the original Greek for "Come
the Spartans drop their weapons.
-->'''King Leonidas''': Persians! Come
and get them!") is them!
* Stelios chopping
the motto of more than one Greek army unit and many gun-rights groups worldwide.
*** Rich Burlew was actually surprised that [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0425.html this strip]] was [[OlderThanTheyThink considered
Persian Emissary's arm, then delivering a reference to]] ''300''.
** Even Queen
good ShutUpHannibal.
-->'''Persian Emissary''': Our arrows will blot out the sun!
-->'''Stelios''': Then we'll fight in the shade.
*
Gorgo gets one, stabbing the corrupt senator ([[ScarpiaUltimatum [[ScarpiaUltimatum who forced her to have sex with him]]) him]] right in the middle of the senate floor. Then as she pulls the sword out, it slices open his money bag, revealing loads of Persian coins from the bribes he was taking. To that, the ''whole senate'' got their awesome moment examining the money and all, from young to old, start yelling "'''Traitor!'''"
--> -->'''Gorgo''': [[IronicEcho "This This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.]] I am not your Queen!"
** Also, when
Queen!
*
Leonidas threw the throwing his spear at Xerxes. Xerxes and cutting his face. The very act of hitting in the face an emperor cutting a tyrant who [[AGodAmI considered himself a god, ''making god]], making him bleed'', ''bleed'', and humiliating him before his entire army gave is certainly impressive.
*
Leonidas dishing out many a first-class ticket to Elysium.
** That was also a fulfilling of the promise "The world will know [...] before this battle is over, [...] that even a God-King can bleed."
** Leonidas managed FOUR in one conversation:
--> '''Xerxes:''' "There is much our cultures can share."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Haven't you noticed? We've been [[YouShallNotPass sharing]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy our]] [[BadassArmy culture]]
ShutUpHannibal (mixed with [[{{Mooks}} you]] all morning."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "Imagine what horrible fate awaits my enemies when I would kill any of my own men
some [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] at one point) to [[BigBad Xerxes]] during their conversation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NV9DSykTbo See for victory."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "And I would die for any one of mine."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "Consider the fate of your women."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Clearly, you don't know our women. I might as well've marched them up here, judging by what I've seen."

--> '''Xerxes:''' "[...]if you will but kneel at mine."
--> '''Leonidas:''' "[...]but the idea of kneeling... you see, slaughtering all those men of yours left a nasty cramp in my leg, so kneeling will be hard for me"
**
yourself]].
*
Stelios and Astanos fighting off the Persians [[BackToBackBadasses back-to-back]]; back-to-back]], killing ''[[OneManArmy forty-two]]'' dead Persians in that two-minute ownage scene.
of them.
* This one:
--> '''Leonidas:''' "Give them nothing! but take from them '''everything!'''"
** ''This is where we fight! This is where '''they''' die!''
* The scene with the other Greeks, when
Leonidas explains explaining what his 300-man army can contribute to the Greek force, composed mainly of draftees:
--> '''Leonidas:''' Spartans! WHAT? IS YOUR? PROFESSION?What is your profession?



--> '''Leonidas:''' You see, old friend, I brought more soldiers than you did.
* Even though the Persians took the pass eventually, they lost around 20,000 soldiers to an army of about 5,000, led by 300 Spartans. Cut to a few months later, when the Persians faced an army comprising, among others, ''10,000 Spartans''. Many a Persian soldier knew what it was like to lose bowel control that day.
** Heck, Dilios (already having gotten a mini-moment for his MajorInjuryUnderreaction earlier) gets a BadassBoast on behalf of the entire army, some fifty thousand soldiers cheering behind him all the while pushing him into a full-fledged MomentOfAwesome.
--> '''Dilios:''' The enemy outnumbers us a ''paltry'' three to one! [[ILikeThoseOdds Good odds for ANY Greek!]]

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--> '''Leonidas:''' You see, old friend, friend? I brought more soldiers than you did.
* Even though the Persians took the pass eventually, they lost around 20,000 soldiers to an army of about 5,000, led by 300 Spartans. Cut to a few months later, when the Persians faced an army comprising, among others, ''10,000 Spartans''. Many a Persian soldier knew what it was like to lose bowel control that day.
** Heck, Dilios (already having gotten a mini-moment for his MajorInjuryUnderreaction earlier) gets a BadassBoast on behalf of the entire army, some fifty thousand soldiers cheering behind him all the while pushing him into a full-fledged MomentOfAwesome.
--> '''Dilios:''' The enemy outnumbers us a ''paltry'' three to one! [[ILikeThoseOdds Good odds for ANY Greek!]]



-->'''Dilios''': Give thanks, men! To Leonidas, and the brave 300! '''''TO VICTORY!'''''
* Xerxes' messenger becomes indignant that Leonidas' wife talks freely among men, and asks why she feels she has the right. Her response?
--> "Because only Spartan women can give birth to real men."

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-->'''Dilios''': "Remember us." As simple an order as a king can give. "Remember why we died." For he did not wish tribute or song. No monuments, no poems of war and valor. His wish was simple: "Remember us," he said to me. That was his hope. Should any free soul come across that place, in all the countless centuries yet to be, may all our voices whisper to you from the ageless stones: "Go tell the Spartans, passer-by, that here, by Spartan law, we lie." So my king died, and my brothers died... Barely a year ago, long I pondered my king's cryptic talk of victory. But time has proven him wise. For from free Greek to free Greek, the word was spread that bold Leonidas and his 300, so far from home, laid down their lives, not just for Sparta, but for all Greece and the promise this country holds! Now, here on this ragged patch of earth called Plataea, Xerxes' hordes face ''obliteration''! Just there the barbarians huddle, sheer terror gripping tight their hearts with icy fingers, knowing full well what merciless horrors they suffered at the swords and spears of 300. Yet they stare now across the plain at 10,000 Spartans commanding 30,000 free Greeks! The enemy outnumber us a paltry three to one, [[ILikeThoseOdds good odds for any Greek]]. This day we rescue a world from mysticism and tyranny, and usher in a future brighter than anything we could imagine! Give thanks, men! To Leonidas, and the brave 300! '''''TO VICTORY!'''''
* Xerxes' messenger becomes indignant that Leonidas' wife Gorgo talks freely among men, men and asks why she feels she has the right. Her response?
--> "Because -->'''Gorgo''': Because only Spartan women can give birth to real men."
23rd Jan '14 10:37:05 AM Vesperitis
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30th Oct '13 6:48:24 PM LucaEarlgrey
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->"This page is blasphemy! This is madness!" \\
Madness? THIS. IS. '''AWESOME!!''' ''(kick)''
29th Oct '13 1:01:31 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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** Heck, Dilios (already having gotten a mini-moment for his MajorInjuryUnderreaction earlier) gets a BadassBoast on behalf of the entire army, some fifty thousand soldiers cheering behind him all the while pushing him into a full-fledged CMoA.

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** Heck, Dilios (already having gotten a mini-moment for his MajorInjuryUnderreaction earlier) gets a BadassBoast on behalf of the entire army, some fifty thousand soldiers cheering behind him all the while pushing him into a full-fledged CMoA.MomentOfAwesome.
5th Aug '13 12:22:25 PM randomtroper89
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*** This becomes a ReverseFunnyAneurysm later when the Persians fire a [[MoreDakka massive cloud of arrows]]. The Spartans' response? Take cover in the ''shade'' of their shields.

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*** This becomes a ReverseFunnyAneurysm later when the Persians fire a [[MoreDakka [[RainOfArrows massive cloud of arrows]]. The Spartans' response? Take cover in the ''shade'' of their shields.
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