History Fridge / Hercules

3rd Jun '18 4:56:47 PM Tightwire
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* When Phil spots Meg and Hades talking, he's waking up after her song - and during Hades talking to Meg like she's some sort of girlfriend. Later Phil calls Meg, "nothing but a two-timing, lying, cheating-". Not only does Phil think Meg's willingly working for Hades, but he's witnessed a scene that makes him think she's amorously involved with him. It pretty much puts canon to the theories that Hades may have abused Meg in other ways...
26th May '18 11:41:55 AM RainbowPhoenix
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** Alternately, the sixth planet is Uranus. Despite not being noticed like the others, Uranus is visible with the naked eye when conditions are clear enough. Meanwhile, Neptune is correctly missing because it is the ''only'' true planet that can never be seen without a telescope.
22nd Apr '18 11:56:52 AM RTaco
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**Phil also calls Hercules "kid" constantly throughout the movie. Phil is a goat man.
25th Mar '18 6:03:15 PM UserNameIWillRemember
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* In the series, Bob the Narrator commonly gets into arguments with the muses at the beginning of or firing an episode when they interrupt him. In the movie, he simply gives them an encouraging “You go, girls” instead. Since the series takes place before the movie, he probably just realized that’s rguing is useless in the long run.
27th Feb '18 3:40:44 AM CthonisPrincess
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*** Nessus didn't kill Hercules, in the myth Nessus tells Deianira to take a couple of drops of his blood if she thinks that Hercules' love will ever fade for her. Deianeira takes the blood thinking of the many ladies that would like to steal her husband. One day while Hercules is away at war, he won a great victory and sent a messenger for his best tunic to celebrate. Deianeira, thinking that Hercules wants his best tunic to look good for a lady, takes Nessus' blood and paints it on the tunic. Lichas, the herald, soon delivers the tunic to Hercules. However, because it is covered in the Hydra's blood from Hercules' arrow, it poisons him, tearing his skin and exposing his bones. Hercules uproots several trees and builds a funeral pyre which Philoctetes lights. Through Zeus' apotheosis, Hercules rises to Olympus as he dies.



* In the usual HappyEnding, Hercules renounces his immortality in order to live with Meg. Now, this may be a good way to end a Disney classic. But...did we forget he became a *MORTAL* again? Unless he and Meg will spend the rest of eternity in the Elysian Fields, they will age, die, and descend in the river of death as everyone else did earlier (thereby, Herc was stuck in a MortonsFork, as he had to decide about entering into Mount Olympus and leave Meg alone, or abandoning it once again and spend the rest of his life as a mortal). I wonder if this time Zeus will tolerate an exception to the rule, for his son already experienced a breath-taking dive in that place. And let's not forget Hades is still stuck there (yeah, he somehow could think about this FridgeHorror thread as a TakingYouWithMe). This may also explain why Zeus agreed to forge a new constellation: although Hercules, who was born as a GOD, would have spent his eternity in the Underworld, his legend would have lived on with him...in the sky whence it came from.


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** Hercules (Actually Heracles) in mythology was a gatekeeper of Olympus (Basically he was one of the guardians of Olympus), as well as being the divine protector of mankind (Which explains why he was able to reside on earth despite still being a god). But more importantly he was worshipped as a god of several different things: God of strength, heroes, sports, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, trade, oracles. His role as a protector of mankind helps to explain why he chose to remain on earth. Not only that, but several gods in mythology were known to live among mortals, so Disney was making a subtle nod to mythology by making Hercules remain on Earth. Also in mythology numerous mortals were apotheosised (Made immortal) by the gods (Psyche, Aridne, Asclepius, Heracles, Dionysus, The Dioscuri- Kastor & Polydeukes, Ganymede, Leucothea, Palaemon) to name a few. The gods and goddesses married mortals right and left and turned them immortal quite easily, so it's highly possible that Hercules would allow Meg to live out her mortal lifespan and then restore her youth by immortalising her.
17th Dec '17 4:46:04 AM EDP
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*** Interestingly, the Titans seem to ''know'' this: they didn't react much when Hercules freed the other Olympians, as they had already [[CurbStompBattle mopped the floor with them]], but [[OhCrap reacted with horror]] and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere turned tail]] the moment Zeus was free and got his hands on lightnings as they knew from experience that Zeus could wound them, what with having already been defeated by him once and him single-handedly holding the line against them until he ran out of lightnings a few minutes earlier, and being wounded by a god while Hercules was around meant they were suddenly at danger of being killed-just as he did less than a minute later.
*** Hercules seemed aware of this: his Titan-killing attack consisted of grabbing Stratos (the Wind Titan), the one Titan Zeus couldn't wound as he was made of air, and using him to vacuum-up the others, fulfilling both requirements at once by hitting him with the others. Once again, strength and smarts.
2nd Oct '17 2:54:49 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** And in the original myths, when Heracles built and climbed onto his own funeral pyre to end his suffering, (centaur blood, unending torment while living, that sort of thing) he was so thoroughly cremated that the divine part of him became separated from the mortal part and joined the gods on Olympus. Who's to say that won't happen here regardless of Herc's fate, whether he dies of old age or by some other means? The "real" Hercules ''was'' properly deified, after all.
23rd Sep '17 10:29:40 PM guy-named-paul
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** Which makes sense if you remember the origin of the Titans in the original myths: they were the children of Gaia.
2nd Aug '17 10:08:14 AM tv1995
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** Though to be fair, it happened more than once in the real myths that a genuine god would be able to deify their chosen mortal bride.

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** Though to be fair, it happened more than once in the real myths that a genuine god would be able to deify their chosen mortal bride.bride.
* Alcmene and Amphytrion finding Hercules and adopting him is a very sweet scene but has a crueler side considering this was a very common practice in ancient Greece. Know as "exposure", unwanted newborns (usually girls) were left out in the wild by their fathers to be "left to their fates". These babies would either die or be adopted by childless couples.
27th Jul '17 2:12:07 PM koltai91
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* Whenever wesee the alligning planets, six planets can be seen. In ancient times, five planets were known because those can be seen by the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Adding Earth gives us the total of six.

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* Whenever wesee we see the alligning planets, six planets can be seen. In ancient times, five planets were known because those can be seen by the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Adding Earth gives us the total of six.
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