History Disney / Hercules

22nd Jan '17 6:40:15 AM StarTropes
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* NeverSayDie: Even though it's a kids' film, very much {{Averted}}.
** When Herecules goes to fight the cyclops after losing his strength:
---> '''Megara:''' Without your strength, you'll be killed!\\
'''Hercules:''' [[FateWorseThanDeath There are worse fates.]]
** And when Megara convinces Phil to come back after their argument:
---> '''Megara:''' If you don't help him now, Phil, he'll die!
19th Jan '17 6:00:24 PM TheGracefullyWicked
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* AnachronismStew: The film has elements that definitely weren't around in the time of Greek Mythology, including Gospel style music, sundial watches, traffic signals (albeit crude signpost like ones), emergency phone numbers like 911 (styled in Roman numerals as IX-I-I) credit cards, shopping malls and merchandise like action figures and soda cups with bendy straws, and Phil and Hades using Yiddish phrases, but they're often played for laughs. Also, when Herc arrives in Phil's house, the Argo's mast is there... while in the myth, Hercules was one of the Argonauts.[[note]] the animated series would retroactively HandWave this: Jason didn't find the Golden Fleece the first time around, so Hercules joins him in another attempt[[/note]]

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* AnachronismStew: The film has elements that definitely weren't around in the time of Greek Mythology, including Gospel style music, sundial watches, traffic signals (albeit crude signpost like ones), emergency phone numbers like 911 (styled in Roman numerals as IX-I-I) credit cards, shopping malls and merchandise like action figures and soda cups with bendy straws, and Phil and Hades using Yiddish phrases, but they're often played for laughs. Also, when Herc arrives in Phil's house, the Argo's mast is there... while in the myth, Hercules was one of the Argonauts.[[note]] the animated series would retroactively HandWave this: Jason didn't find the Golden Fleece the first time around, so Hercules joins him in another attempt[[/note]]attempt[[/note]] Also, Herc is either 40 or a whole 70 years (it's not entirely clear) ''older'' than Achilles who wasn't trained by Phil but by the centaur Chiron. In the movie Achilles was already dead before Herc ever met Phil, which also means the Trojan war happened much earlier here than it did in real life.
16th Jan '17 2:36:01 AM Tightwire
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** Hades and Megara's interaction makes you think of an abusive boyfriend with a girlfriend who is having trouble getting away from him.

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** Hades and Megara's interaction makes you think of an emotionally abusive boyfriend with a girlfriend who is having trouble getting away from him.
12th Jan '17 2:54:13 PM Ymirsdaughter
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%%* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Hercules reaches Meg's soul ''right'' when the Fates are about to cut his thread. By succeeding, his

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%%* * JustInTime: [[spoiler:Hercules reaches Meg's soul ''right'' when the Fates are about to cut his thread. By succeeding, his thread turned indestructible and his immortality was secured. It may even have been part of the unspoken rules that you have to be willing to sacrifice your life to be a true hero.]]
12th Jan '17 2:27:56 PM Josef5678
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* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Hercules reaches Meg's soul ''right'' when the Fates are about to cut his thread. By succeeding, his

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* %%* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Hercules reaches Meg's soul ''right'' when the Fates are about to cut his thread. By succeeding, his
12th Jan '17 2:27:33 PM Josef5678
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The immortal Hades [[spoiler:is tossed into his river of undead souls, and can't pull himself out due to the current being too strong, possibly decaying and rotting the way Hercules did. "If" he gets out, as Pain and Panic, discuss, he's not going to be happy.]].

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* FateWorseThanDeath: The immortal Hades [[spoiler:is tossed into his river of undead souls, and can't pull himself out due to the current being too strong, possibly decaying and rotting the way Hercules did. "If" he gets out, as Pain and Panic, Panic discuss, he's not going to be happy.]].



* HeelFaceDoorslam: Subverted. Meg after realizing that she loves Hercules, and that he reciprocates, decides to refuse to help Hades. She tells him what she knows: that as far as she knows, he doesn't have a weakness. Unfortunately, she also mentions that Hercules would never hurt her; cue Hades using her as a hostage against Hercules, and then revealing her bondage. [[spoiler:She then sacrifices herself to save Hercules, and he brings her back to life.]]

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* HeelFaceDoorslam: HeelFaceDoorSlam: Subverted. Meg after realizing that she loves Hercules, and that he reciprocates, decides to refuse to help Hades. She tells him what she knows: that as far as she knows, he doesn't have a weakness. Unfortunately, she also mentions that Hercules would never hurt her; cue Hades using her as a hostage against Hercules, and then revealing her bondage. [[spoiler:She then sacrifices herself to save Hercules, and he brings her back to life.]]



* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Gods, What Have I Done?]]:

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* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Gods, What Have I Done?]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
11th Jan '17 5:45:16 PM Jayalaw
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* FateWorseThanDeath: The immortal Hades [[spoiler:is tossed into his river of undead souls, and can't pull himself out due to the current being too strong, possibly decaying and rotting the way Hercules did. "If" he gets out, as Pain and Panic, discuss, he's not going to be happy.]].



* HeelFaceDoorslam: Subverted. Meg after realizing that she loves Hercules, and that he reciprocates, decides to refuse to help Hades. She tells him what she knows: that as far as she knows, he doesn't have a weakness. Unfortunately, she also mentions that Hercules would never hurt her; cue Hades using her as a hostage against Hercules, and then revealing her bondage. [[spoiler:She then sacrifices herself to save Hercules, and he brings her back to life.]]



* IGaveMyWord: Hades may game a deal to come out ahead, but he will abide by an agreement. This actually becomes an enforced plot point later in the film: [[spoiler: Herc trades his strength for Meg's freedom, with the promise that Hades will do nothing to harm her. When she's injured by the Cyclops, Herc's strength returns, because Hades freed the cyclops. As Meg explains, "Hades' deal is broken."]]

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* IGaveMyWord: Hades may game a deal to come out ahead, but he will abide by an agreement. This actually becomes an enforced plot point later in the film: [[spoiler: Herc trades his strength for Meg's freedom, with the promise that Hades will do nothing to harm her. Hades also fulfills his earlier agreement in freeing Meg since she found Wonder Boy's weakness. When she's injured by the Cyclops, Herc's strength returns, because Hades freed the cyclops. As Meg explains, "Hades' deal is broken."]]



* JustInTime: [[spoiler:Hercules reaches Meg's soul ''right'' when the Fates are about to cut his thread. By succeeding, his



* KarmicJackpot: Amphitron and his wife adopt a baby they find on the road, rearing him as their own son. They love him and comfort him when his clumsiness causes problems with the neighbors; when he wants to find out who he is, they let him go seek Zeus's guidance with bittersweet smiles. As a result, Hercules supports him with the royalties he gets from his hero merchandise, their adoptive son is honored as a god, and Hercules returns home with a lovely wife and a hero's reputation.



* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Gods, What Have I Done?]]: Herc gets this [[spoiler:after he hits Phil in a blind rage]]. He's very shocked at himself for lashing out.

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* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My Gods, What Have I Done?]]: Done?]]:
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Herc gets this [[spoiler:after he hits Phil in a blind rage]]. He's very shocked at himself for lashing out.out.
** Meg also gets this when Hades [[spoiler:makes the deal with Hercules to deprive him of his strength, and then reveals that Meg was in Hades's service.]]


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** As a teen Hercules accidentally destroys an entire town while trying to catch a frisbee. The townsfolk turn on him and call him a freak and a menace.
** Subverted when Hercules accidentally releases the hydra to free two children from a cave in. He defeats it before it can hurt anyone.
** Meg sassing Hades on realizing she loves Hercules accidentally reveals to Hades that ''she'' is Wonder Boy's weakness.
27th Dec '16 7:54:48 PM MisterX867
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** Young Hercules hitting his head on the mast of The Argo could be seen as a foreshadow to his "death" later in the film seeing as Jason died from having the mast of The Argo fall on him.
7th Dec '16 9:29:13 PM KingCrInuYasha
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** During one of Hades' rants, he referes to Zeus as "Mr [[Music/TheRollingStones Hey You, Get Off My Cloud]]".

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** During one of Hades' rants, he referes to Zeus as "Mr "Mr. [[Music/TheRollingStones Hey You, Get Off My Cloud]]".
7th Dec '16 9:28:53 PM KingCrInuYasha
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** During one of Hades' rants, he referes to Zeus as "Mr [[Music/TheRollingStones Hey You, Get Off My Cloud"]].

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** During one of Hades' rants, he referes to Zeus as "Mr [[Music/TheRollingStones Hey You, Get Off My Cloud"]].Cloud]]".
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