History Fridge / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

9th Oct '16 5:49:58 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* In the film, Luke says verbatim that Percy and his friends weren't supposed to leave the Underworld alive. Even though he's the one who told them about Persephone's pearls, and gave them a map showing them exactly where to find them. Unless they were killed by one of the monsters on the way there, there was never any chance of them ''not'' being able to escape alive.
28th Sep '16 11:42:08 AM Kassiopeia
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*** Percy considers the implications of this himself in the book - [[folder: while creating a diversion so that Beckendorf can finish arming the explosives, he comes across a fellow demigod and tries to warn him about the explosion.]]

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*** Percy considers the implications of this himself in the book - [[folder: [[spoiler: while creating a diversion so that Beckendorf can finish arming the explosives, he comes across a fellow demigod and tries to warn him about what's going to happen if he doesn't get off the explosion.ship.]]
28th Sep '16 11:41:17 AM Kassiopeia
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*** Percy considers the implications of this himself in the book - [[folder: while creating a diversion so that Beckendorf can finish arming the explosives, he comes across a fellow demigod and tries to warn him about the explosion.]]
27th Sep '16 11:58:26 AM Kassiopeia
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** Though it also begs the question of why she couldn't just create another pearl for them to get Grover out, considering she created them in the film's verse.
25th Sep '16 8:30:20 PM akanesarumara
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** Add to that, he is the son of Hades. One of the Great Three, whose children are said to have such a strong smell to monsters they are safer in camp for all of the year because otherwise they would be harassed and attacked very very often. No wonder Hades offered him to live in the Underworld, that's like the only other safe place for the kid!
23rd Sep '16 10:35:52 AM dmcreif
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* There was foreshadowing to the reveal of Nico and Bianca's time in the Lotus Hotel in ''The Titan's Curse'' early on, when the gang flees into the WashingtonMetro to escape the skeleton soldiers. One of the di Angelos remarks that the last time they went through Washington DC, there wasn't a Metro. Thing is, the work was set and published in 2007, and the di Angelos are clearly not old enough to have been alive in 1976 when the first segments of the Washington Metro were opened.

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* There was foreshadowing to *If you live in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC or are a major rail buff, you may have figured out the reveal of plot twist about Bianca and Nico and Bianca's time in the Lotus Hotel di Angelo in ''The Titan's Curse'' early on, when prior to the gang flees reveal that they spent time in the Lotus Hotel & Casino: To evade their pursuers, they duck into the WashingtonMetro to escape UsefulNotes/WashingtonMetro. Bianca says the skeleton soldiers. One of the di Angelos remarks Metro is new to her, and she even mentions that the last time they went she and Nico came through D.C. (which was no less than a year prior to the events of the story), the Washington DC, there wasn't a Metro. Thing is, Metro did not exist. But the work was story is set and published in 2007, and the 2007. The di Angelos Angelo siblings are clearly not old enough to have been alive in 1976 their early teens. It seems odd that Bianca would make such a remark when the first segments of the Washington Metro system opened in 1976, well before either Nico or Bianca would have been born. Once Percy deduces that they spent time in the Lotus Hotel & Casino, it makes sense that they must have entered it sometime ''before'' construction of the Washington Metro ever started. ''The Last Olympian'' reveals that they were opened.
actually born sometime in the mid-1930s, and put in the Lotus Hotel sometime around 1941.
23rd Sep '16 9:14:17 AM dmcreif
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* Clarisse states Ares gets the ''losing'' side's equipment and dead men after a battle or war when explaining why she has a Confederation battleship. Why the losing side if he's a god of war? 1, the losing side is less likely to get a proper burial, meaning they would be forbidden from entering the Underworld and their spirits would be forced to wander as ghosts, so he's just putting them to use. 2, since the losing side's dead bodies are more likely to be left on the battlefield to rot, Ares' sacred beards, the vultures, and crows/ravens, would find them quick and eat them, which might be almost like sacrificing the bodies to him.

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* In ''The Sea of Monsters'', Clarisse is traveling with a Confederation battleship. She states Ares gets the ''losing'' side's equipment and dead men after a battle or war when explaining why she has a Confederation battleship. as the reason for this. Why the losing side if he's a god of war? 1, For one, the losing side is less likely to get a proper burial, meaning they would be forbidden from entering the Underworld and their spirits would be forced to wander as ghosts, so he's just putting them to use. 2, Two, since the losing side's dead bodies are more likely to be left on the battlefield to rot, Ares' sacred beards, the vultures, and crows/ravens, would find them quick and eat them, which might be almost like sacrificing the bodies to him.
* There was foreshadowing to the reveal of Nico and Bianca's time in the Lotus Hotel in ''The Titan's Curse'' early on, when the gang flees into the WashingtonMetro to escape the skeleton soldiers. One of the di Angelos remarks that the last time they went through Washington DC, there wasn't a Metro. Thing is, the work was set and published in 2007, and the di Angelos are clearly not old enough to have been alive in 1976 when the first segments of the Washington Metro were opened.
23rd Sep '16 9:10:16 AM dmcreif
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* We're told that Sally Jackson chose the name "Perseus" for Percy because he, pretty much alone of the great Greek heroes, got a reasonably happy ending. However, he also [[spoiler: killed his grandfather (by accident); Percy, by comparison, is responsible for the defeat of Kronos, who is ''his'' grandfather]]. So it's only fitting that history repeated itself.
* An earlier example from the first book: Perseus in Greek mythology killed Medusa on the orders of Polydectes, a king. Polydectes was interested in Perseus' mother and wanted him out of the way so that he could force her to marry him. Perseus returned with Medusa's head and turned him to stone. [[spoiler: Percy's abusive stepdad Gabe befalls the same fate.]]
** [[spoiler: Annabeth's TakingTheBullet in TLO. She was attacked by Ethan, a son of Nemesis. Nemesis was the spirit of retribution against hubris, something that Annabeth admits to.]]
** [[spoiler:If you look at it that way, Ethan and Nemesis even joining Kronos' side. Hubris is considered to be the fatal flaw of Zeus, after all. Then Ethan balances this out--while his mother still fights for the Titans, he turns and fights for the gods, against Kronos, who's ego is big enough to have its own gravity field. Really, for all the myths that were messed up in the books, Riordan was ''perfect'' with some of this stuff.]]

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* We're told that Sally Jackson chose the name "Perseus" for Percy because he, pretty much alone of the great Greek heroes, got a reasonably happy ending. However, he also Perseus [[spoiler: killed his grandfather (by accident); Percy, by comparison, is responsible for the defeat of Kronos, who is ''his'' grandfather]]. So it's only fitting that history repeated itself.
* An earlier example from the first book: Perseus in Greek mythology killed Medusa on the orders of Polydectes, a king. Polydectes was interested in Perseus' mother and wanted him out of the way so that he could force her to marry him. Perseus returned with Medusa's head and turned him to stone. [[spoiler: Percy's abusive stepdad Gabe befalls the same fate.]]
fate.
** [[spoiler: Annabeth's TakingTheBullet in TLO. She was attacked by Ethan, a son of Nemesis. Nemesis was Nemesis, the spirit of retribution against hubris, something that Annabeth admits to.]]
** [[spoiler:If you look at it that way, Ethan and Nemesis even joining Kronos' side. Hubris is considered to be the fatal flaw of Zeus, Zeus's flaw, after all. Then Ethan balances this out--while his mother still fights for the Titans, he turns and fights for the gods, against Kronos, who's ego is big enough to have its own gravity field. Really, for all the myths that were messed up in the books, Riordan was ''perfect'' with some of this stuff.]]



* Prometheus was right about the Battle of Manhattan being a reenactment of the Trojan War. However, [[spoiler:he was wrong about which side was which]]
** It also should be known that Prometheus is the god of ''forethought'' not ''foresight''. He can predict the future, but as anyone from Greek Mythology tell you, the future is not always what you think it is.

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* Prometheus was right about the Battle of Manhattan being a reenactment of the Trojan War. However, [[spoiler:he was wrong about which side was which]]
** It also should be known that
which]]. That's because Prometheus is the god of ''forethought'' not ''foresight''. He can predict the future, but as anyone from Greek Mythology mythology tell you, the future is not always what you think it is.
2nd Sep '16 12:47:19 PM dmcreif
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* The hydra encounter in ''Sea of Monsters'' has Annabeth stating that fast food chain outlets are tied to a monster's life source, after the Monster Donut shop scene.
24th Aug '16 7:59:16 PM akanesarumara
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** Spelled outright in ''Percy Jackson's Greek Gods'': "Now there might be some of you reading this who will be all like, 'But Percy this is wrong this is not the way I heard it so you must have made a mistake!' To those of you like that, all myths had several versions, I'm just telling the ones that I heard and what make the most sense to me, so deal with it."
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