History Characters / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

22nd Nov '15 4:34:20 PM SpideyTerry
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: He refers to good and evil as abstract notions in need of shaking up.

'''Dahak:''' But at what cost? Deianeira, Serena, your precious children--they've all paid the price for your arrogance. How do you expect to save the world, Hercules, when you can't even save the people that you love?
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'''Dahak:''' But at what cost? Deianeira, Serena, your precious children--they've all paid the price for your arrogance. How do you expect to save the world, Hercules, when you can't even save the people that people you love?

'''Hercules:''' You used his good intentions to corrupt him.\\ '''Dahak:''' He chose his own path. Isn't that what you've always believed in?
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'''Hercules:''' You used his good intentions against him to corrupt him.\\ '''Dahak:''' He wasn't forced into anything. He chose his own path. Isn't that what you've always believed in?in, Hercules; the right to choose your own path?

* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvyDangerouslyGenreSavvy: He knows everyone's buttons and impulses, so he can actively manipulate his foes.

* DangerouslyGenreSavvyTheEndOrIsIt: Invoked in "Darkness Rising" when he finishes explaining to Hercules how he entered the world: -->"The ENNNNDDDDDDD! ''[beat]'' Or maybe it's only the beginning."

* GodOfEvil
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* GodOfEvilEvilerThanThou: Ares feared him. * GodOfEvil: Ticks all the boxes.

-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield of fools. As long as people allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.\\ '''Hercules:''' [[ShutUpHannibal But there'll be more that don't. There's something in everyone even you can't touch, Dahak; the impulse to nurture life instead of destroy it. As long as it exists, I'll keep my optimism, thanks.]]
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-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield of fools. As long as people allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, wills, there will always be those that take my path.\\ '''Hercules:''' [[ShutUpHannibal But there'll be more that don't. There's something in everyone even you can't touch, Dahak; the impulse to create, to nurture life instead of destroy it. As long as it exists, I'll keep my optimism, thanks.]]

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers a brutal one in "Redemption" to Zarathrustra, a former believer that betrayed him. -->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is Zarathrustra, I am so disappointed in you. We had an understanding. I gave you power beyond mortal limitations, but you turned into the shield worst kind of fools. As long as people allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.coward.\\ '''Hercules:''' [[ShutUpHannibal But there'll be more Why? Because he refused to kill his family?\\ '''Dahak:''' You say "kill his family" as if that don't. There's something in everyone even were a bad thing. The truth is, he didn't deserve them. Not much of a family man, are you, Zarathrustra? If you can't touch, Dahak; the impulse were, you wouldn't have accepted me into your heart so greedily. But don't worry. Your failure is my success. And if it's any consolation, when ''I'' killed your family, I didn't give them a chance to nurture life instead of destroy it. As long as it exists, I'll keep my optimism, thanks.]]scream. * ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When Loki's about to lose to Hercules, Dahak simply leaves rather than reveal his presence.

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-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is * YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Defied in the shield of fools. As long as people allow themselves Norse gods two-parter. Loki does everything he was asked to be ruled by their desires, there and Dahak will always be those that take my path.\\ '''Hercules:''' [[ShutUpHannibal But there'll be more that don't. There's something in everyone even you can't touch, Dahak; honor his end of the impulse to nurture life instead of destroy it. As long as it exists, I'll keep my optimism, thanks.]]arrangement.
13th Oct '15 9:45:57 PM SpideyTerry
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* BreakTheHaughty: The flashbacks to "Regrets... I've Had A Few" open with Hercules being quite full of himself. Then he fights off an attacker and accidentally kills him because he didn't take the fight seriously.

* ComesGreatResponsibility: The flashbacks in "Regrets... I've Had A Few" are about him learning this lesson. It's also a recurring theme whenever he fails to help others. -->'''Mabon:''' How can someone who champions mankind with all its flaws be so unforgiving with himself?\\ '''Hercules:''' Because my mistakes kill people!

* IJustWantToBeNormal: In "Atlantis," he says he saw his strength as a curse while growing up. In "Two Men and a Baby," he hints that (after realizing he was different) he longed to be like everyone else and was disappointed he would never be.

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In "The Wrong Path," a villager approaches Hercules for help with the She-Demon. However, Herc's family has just died, so he's not in the mood to help anyone and sends the man away. Later that night, Hercules has calmed down and is ashamed of himself--noting how he's never turned away anyone that asked for his help before.

* BigBad * EvilMatriarch

* BigBad BigBad: For the first three seasons. In Season 4, she loses prominence to Ares and ends up written out until the last episode. * EvilMatriarch

* BigBad * EvilMatriarchMyGreatestFailure: The reason she sides with Hercules against Zeus in "God Fearing Child." -->"Because of a lesson I regret teaching you long ago: parents should never outlive their children."

* ButtMonkey
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* ButtMonkeyAlasPoorVillain: Ares mourned his death--saying he wasn't good at his job but always tried. According to writer Paul Robert Coyle, the response the writers got to Strife's death was so sympathetic that there were discussions about bringing him back. * AscendedExtra: Appearing five times before getting killed off, Strife went on to be a major antagonist on ''Series/YoungHercules''. * ButtMonkey: Ares frequently kicks him around.

* ButtMonkeyForgotAboutHisPowers: He fights a BroughtDownToNormal Hercules in "Judgment Day" and initially gets his ass kicked. It's then lampshaded. -->'''Strife:''' Help.\\ '''Ares:''' Fight him, you pathetic little fool. You're a god. USE YOUR POWERS! * GenreSavvy: He knew in "Armageddon Now" that Callisto was trying to manipulate Ares. The war god knew that, too, and was hoping to use her to his own ends, but Strife was insistent on not taking any chances at all.

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought it was Ares' plan, Strife was the one who actually murdered Serena in the original timeline.
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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought Though it was Ares' plan, Strife was the one who actually murdered Serena in the original timeline.timeline. * NumberTwo: To Ares. * SacrificialLion: According to WordOfGod, he was killed off to up the stakes in the Dahak[=/=]Hope storyline.

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought it was Ares' plan, UncannyFamilyResemblance: Over a year after Strife was the one who actually murdered Serena in the original timeline.killed off, Joel Tobeck played his cousin Deimos. -->'''Ares:''' [[LampshadeHanging They look enough alike, don't you think?]]\\ '''Deimos:''' Do not. I'm taller, and he's dead.

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought it BatmanGambit: Killing the Druids was Ares' part of a long-term plan, Strife was the one who actually murdered Serena in the original timeline.but he also knew that it would cause Hercules to go to Sumeria and seek him out.

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought it was Ares' plan, Strife was TheCorrupter: The flashbacks in "Redemption" show how he did this to Iolaus: picking away at his self-worth and desire to help others. "Faith" shows he also tempted Gilgamesh after the one who actually murdered Serena in death of his family and offered the original timeline.grieving hero salvation.

* TheDreaded
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* TheDreadedTheDreaded: As summed up by Ares in "Armageddon Now": -->"The one great evil is here. It's part of that creature that was with her. Oh, we've sensed him. Everyone on Olympus has. This force of darkness spells the end of all of us--gods and man alike."

* TheDreadedHiddenAgendaVillain: Invoked in "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge" (where his identity was still a mystery. Loki asks him what his stake in all this is, and he responds by grabbing his face. -->"Understand this: you are a tool! I owe you no answers! My motives are my own!"

-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield of fools. As long as men allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.\\
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-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield of fools. As long as men people allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.\\

-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield * IfICantHaveYou: He grows quite fond of fools. As long as men allow themselves Nebula and romances her while in Iolaus's body. For her part, Nebula thought she was just daydreaming and later tried to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take put a stop to it. -->'''Nebula:''' I'm not gonna argue with a figment of my path.\\imagination. It's over.\\ '''Dahak:''' [[BigNo NOOOOOOOO!]] [[NightmareFace IT ISN'T OVER 'TIL I SAY IT'S OVER!]] ''[regains his composure]'' Now, it's over. ''[casually tosses a fireball at her bed]''

-->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is * WeWillMeetAgain: At the shield end of fools. As long as men allow themselves his first fight with Hercules: -->"I knew you couldn't kill me. You're still holding on to what we were. Well, it's time to grow up. It'll be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.\\a whole new day in Greece, buddy!"

'''The Sovereign:''' So, she kills ''your'' family for something ''you' did! And when ''yours'' died, ''mine'' did--!
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'''The Sovereign:''' ''[shoving him]'' So, she kills ''your'' family for something ''you' did! And when ''yours'' died, ''mine'' did--!

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'''The Sovereign:''' So, she kills ''your'' family * NiceJobFixingItVillain: She attacks Hercules in "Resurrection" to make an example of him and to break the spirits of the Celts. Thing is, Hercules wasn't going to stay and help them; he was too busy mourning Iolaus's death. Herc getting clobbered and laid up in bed gives Mabon another opportunity to ask for something ''you' did! And when ''yours'' died, ''mine'' did--!his help.
3rd Oct '15 11:38:51 PM Morgenthaler
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Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs has been renamed because of misuse. Misuse and Zero Context Examples will be cut.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: When Hercules first met him, Salmoneus was a toga salesman. He had many different jobs since in order to strike it rich.

* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: When Hercules first met him, Salmoneus was a toga salesman. He had many different jobs since in order to strike it rich.
7th Aug '15 8:04:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* AscendedExtra: After appearing a few times, he was reworked into Hercules' other best friend for ''YoungHercules''.
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* AscendedExtra: After appearing a few times, he was reworked into Hercules' other best friend for ''YoungHercules''.''Series/YoungHercules''.
14th Jul '15 5:58:56 PM SpideyTerry
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* BerserkButton: Harming families (particularly children), slavery, and the gods playing with people's lives.

* FireForgedFriends: With Salmoneus. He only tolerated him at first, but in "As Darkness Falls," Salmoneus actively helps him and even risks his life acting as a diversion. Afterwards, Herc regards him as a true friend.

* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: The plot to "Prodigal Daughter" is kick-started by him breaking up a slave ring. Slavery is illegal in the province they're currently in, but no one appeared to object to the slavers transporting them through the area to a province where it is legal. -->"Itís still a problem. You see, I don't believe in slavery anywhere."

'''Hera:''' No, you're what's between us! But if you die a horrible death, maybe he'll think twice next time his eyes start to wander--before he fathers any more half-mortal mongrels like you.
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'''Hera:''' No, you're what's between us! But if you die a horrible death, maybe he'll think twice next time his eyes start to wander--before he fathers any more half-mortal mongrels like you.

'''Hera:''' No, you're what's between us! But if you die a horrible death, maybe he'll think twice next time his eyes start ** The irony, as revealed in "Faith," is that Hercules considered Iolaus to wander--before he fathers any more half-mortal mongrels like you.be ''his'' hero.

* WeHelpTheHelpless
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* WeHelpTheHelplessWeHelpTheHelpless: Iolaus is more likely to acknowledge the difficulty of a given adventure than Hercules is, but he always jumps in to help people when they need it.

* WeHelpTheHelplessEstablishingCharacterMoment: In ''Circle of Fire'', she denounces the gods as not caring about humanity. This, of course, catches Hercules's interest.

* OvershadowedByAwesome
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* OvershadowedByAwesomeOvershadowedByAwesome: It's what motivates him to pull his deception in "What's In A Name?" The backstory to ''Series/YoungHercules'' also elaborates that it was so bad that he ran away from home shortly before Hercules went to the Academy.

* OvershadowedByAwesomeLastOfHerKind: Zeus slaughtered the other Golden Hinds but missed her. Ares gave her a human form in order to hide her from him.

* OvershadowedByAwesomeDaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Though he kept a closer eye on Hercules than anyone knew, being king of the gods meant Zeus couldn't be a father to him.

* OvershadowedByAwesomeOOCIsSeriousBusiness: Normally, a very benevolent figure, but when he gets mad, even Hercules is taken aback. -->"When you were a child, you used to challenge me. I loved it! But now, you're a man. Don't you ''dare'' defy me. I say stay out, and you stay out." * PapaWolf: The reason why no god violates his protection of Hercules. On one occasion, Ares was struck by lightning.

* OvershadowedByAwesomeNotSoHarmlessVillain: Thought it was Ares' plan, Strife was the one who actually murdered Serena in the original timeline.

* OvershadowedByAwesomeArmorPiercingQuestion: He appears fond of these: ** In "Faith," he appears to Hercules in a dream and discusses with him the nature of evil--how it can't be beaten and that it's inside everyone, even him. --->'''Hercules:''' That doesn't mean I'm gonna stop trying.\\ '''Dahak:''' But at what cost? Deianeira, Serena, your precious children--they've all paid the price for your arrogance. How do you expect to save the world, Hercules, when you can't even save the people that you love? ** In "Redemption," he hits both heroes with this in different scenes: --->'''Dahak:''' And what exactly were you fighting for?\\ '''Iolaus:''' The chance to make the world a better place.\\ '''Dahak:''' And did you?\\ \\ '''Hercules:''' You used his good intentions to corrupt him.\\ '''Dahak:''' He chose his own path. Isn't that what you've always believed in? * BadassBoast: In "Redemption": -->"I saw the Earth formed out of nothing. I brought the serpent of temptation into man's garden. I've even been known on occasion to turn entire oceans to sand in a single breath. I think it's safe to say I know how things will turn out."

* OvershadowedByAwesomeHumansAreBastards: Believes this. -->'''Dahak:''' Optimism, Hercules, is the shield of fools. As long as men allow themselves to be ruled by their desires, there will always be those that take my path.\\ '''Hercules:''' [[ShutUpHannibal But there'll be more that don't. There's something in everyone even you can't touch, Dahak; the impulse to nurture life instead of destroy it. As long as it exists, I'll keep my optimism, thanks.]]

* TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki in the Norse gods "two-parter."
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* TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki in the Norse gods "two-parter."two-parter.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki in the Norse gods "two-parter."UnderestimatingBadassery: Underestimating Hercules, Iolaus, and ThePowerOfFriendship is why he loses.

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[[folder:The Sovereign]] * TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki BeardOfEvil: As a ShoutOut to [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror "Mirror, Mirror."]] * BerserkButton: Being called his real name sends him into a violent rage. * BigNo: Memorably in "Stranger In A Strange World" when he becomes trapped in-between worlds. * EvilFeelsGood: Is very insistent on it. -->"You people should fear me! HIDE FROM ME! Tremble at the sight of me! All I get are happy faces. I hate happy." * EvilTwin: Hercules as a villain. * FreudianExcuse: His Alcmene abandoned him as a child, his Zeus went insane, his Cheiron instructed him in the Norse ways of evil, and his family died. * FromNobodyToNightmare: He notes the irony of a bastard son like him being poised to take over the world. * ILied: His response to executing a prisoner he promised to spare: [[SarcasmMode "Oops."]] * ItsPersonal: He despises Hercules for trapping him in-between worlds, but it gets even worse when he realizes Hercules also had a family like his. -->'''Hercules:''' I did. Hera killed them.\\ '''The Sovereign:''' So, she kills ''your'' family for something ''you' did! And when ''yours'' died, ''mine'' did--! * KilledOffForReal: By Ares in "Stranger And Stranger." * MissingMom: His Alcmene abandoned him. * NeverMyFault: Comes up in "Armageddon Now, Part II": -->'''The Sovereign:''' You're to blame for everything that's happened to me. You can forget about getting out of here. You're mine.\\ '''Hercules:''' I'm not responsible for what happened to you or your family, or what you became. You are who you choose to be. We all are. * NoIndoorVoice: "VERY DISAPPOINTED!" * OmnicidalManiac: His plan in "Stranger In A Strange World" was to become king of the gods "two-parter."and kill every possible human (save his most devout followers). * PsychopathicManChild: Hercules even refers to him as a child when breaking up one of his rampages. * TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Delivers one to Herc in "Armageddon Now" and is immediately on the receiving end of one. -->'''The Sovereign:''' You're pathetic, you know that?\\ '''Hercules:''' You don't know anything about me.\\ '''The Sovereign:''' Oh, yes, I do. Oh, yeah. See, I've watched you in here. You should make people worship you, tremble in fear. But what do you do? Oh, you help them out. You solve their puny problems. You're pathetic.\\ '''Hercules:''' Maybe you're the one who's pathetic. You ever think about that? [[ArmorPiercingQuestion Are you so happy with your own life?]] * SealedEvilInACan: In "Stranger In A Strange World," he becomes trapped in-between worlds in a place called the Netherworld. He briefly gets out in "Armageddon Now" but is quickly returned. * SmarterThanYouLook: Played with. On the one hand in "Stranger In A Strange World," he came up with the plan to take over the world, as well as knew that his Xena was a devious schemer and that his Iolaus was tasked with assassinating him. On the other hand, whereas Hercules uses his intellect to figure out a way to escape the Netherworld, the Sovereign never does so. [[/folder]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki in the Norse gods "two-parter."FireForgedFriends: With Hercules.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: For Loki YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: After he freezes up in "Unchained Heart" and denounces himself as a coward: -->'''Hercules:''' You are nothing of the Norse gods "two-parter."sort, Salmoneus. I remember how you stuck by me when I had to battle the Centaurs without my sight.\\ '''Salmoneus:''' Save your breath. Why should they believe you?
3rd Apr '15 11:23:28 AM LuciaMoore
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* HeelFaceTurn: In the finale.
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* HeelFaceTurn: In the finale.finale, [[spoiler:she finally accepts the fact that Zeus' infidelity is not Hercules' fault, and puts her anger towards him to rest.]]
18th Feb '15 1:55:24 PM rwe1138
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* LoveGoddess: Share this role with her son Cupido.
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* LoveGoddess: Share this role with her son Cupido.Cupid.
2nd Jan '15 6:28:43 AM rafi
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* LoveGoddess
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* LoveGoddessLoveGoddess: Share this role with her son Cupido.

* LoveGoddess{{Stripperiffic}}

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* ValleyGirl: Seems to be the inspiration for her voice and speech patterns.
1st Jan '15 12:57:59 AM rafi
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Herc's Family
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[[folder: Herc's Family Family]]

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29th Oct '14 10:11:12 PM YZQ
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Supporting !!! Xena
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Supporting !!! Xena !!!Supporting [[folder:Xena]]

!!! Gabrielle
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!!! Gabrielle [[/folder]] [[folder:Gabrielle]]

!!! Salmoneus
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\n!!! Salmoneus\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Salmoneus]]

!!! Autolycus
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\n!!! Autolycus\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Autolycus]]

!!! Iolaus 2
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\n!!! Iolaus 2\n[[/folder]] [[folder:Iolaus 2]]

!!! Morrigan
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\n!!! Morrigan\n[[/folder]] [[folder: Morrigan]]

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\n!!! Morrigan\n[[/folder]]
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