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24th May '18 7:17:14 AM KrspaceT
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* Khione never appeared as an antagonist when Percy was present: attacking when he was tucked away by Hera in Book 1 and while he was in Tartarus in Book 4. This seems like nothing, until one notes that in some myths she had a son by Poseidon, Eumolpus. A son she had to give up when very young. If that myth is in effect, she didn't bother the Argo 2 crew when Percy was present because, as he resembles his father immensely, likely also resembled the son she had to give up, which would be painful for her.
10th May '18 8:09:59 AM Gaby007
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** Related to this is Sammy's diamond, which he thinks was cursed because he never saw Hazel again after she moved away from New Orleans. Still he lived a long, reasonably happy life by fulfilling his dream of being a mecanic and having a family, so the "curse damage" seems quite contained. That's because he didn't care about the diamond, Hazel ''gifted'' it to him. Since there was no greed behind the act, Sammy was spared from the worse.
17th Apr '18 10:31:33 AM KrspaceT
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** The perfect way to frame this stronger status is in both side's legacy with Persia: The Greeks under Alexander defeated the Persians, but they never managed to hold onto the territories without mass disintegration. The Persians were Rome's ArchEnemy after Carthage was salted, but the Romans could never defeat Persia or annex their territories, and were outlasted by it when the Germanic tribes shattered the empire. The Byzantines were able to win and hold onto lands from the Persians and in the final war battered the Persians into exhaustion so much that the Persians were easy conquests for the rising Islamic Caliphate (while the Byzantines lost a lot of land to said Caliphate as well they held on for hundreds of more years, regained lands several times, and had several golden ages of culture while doing so).
7th Mar '18 8:08:48 PM SteelEdge
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* The Greeks and Romans both thought they were the only ones fighting Kronos, and their targets reflect their attitudes towards fighting. It's stated that the Romans work as a team, while the Greeks work solo. Camp Half Blood thought that the war would end by killing Kronos, and that his armies would crumble without him. Camp Jupiter thought that it would end when his armies were defeated, and Kronos would just rot without a leg to stand on.

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* The Greeks and Romans both thought they were the only ones fighting Kronos, Kronos; the Greeks fought Kronos himself, and their the Romans destroyed his fortress. Their targets reflect their attitudes towards fighting. It's stated perspective on group/individual mentality; Hazel says that the Romans work fight as a team, while the and Greeks work fight solo. Camp Half Blood The Greeks figured that Kronos's army crumbled after his defeat because they thought that he held all of the war would end by killing Kronos, power, and that his armies would crumble without him. Camp Jupiter the Romans thought Kronos vanished because they thought that it would end when his armies were defeated, and Kronos would just rot without a leg to stand on.army was his power.
13th Feb '18 6:30:20 PM SteelEdge
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* The Greeks and Romans both thought they were the only ones fighting Kronos, and their targets reflect their attitudes towards fighting. It's stated that the Romans work as a team, while the Greeks work solo. Camp Half Blood thought that the war would end by killing Kronos, and that his armies would crumble without him. Camp Jupiter thought that it would end when his armies were defeated, and Kronos would just rot without a leg to stand on.
5th Feb '18 2:53:19 PM KrspaceT
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* Many comment that the Gigantes come off a smug and stupid. However given the fact that the Giants probably did not have long periods of time between their birth and their defeat and destruction the first, and second, time around they didn't have time to really grow up. They may have the minds of adults, but not the experience.
** Alcyoneus and [[spoiler: Orion]], who had been active for years before the events of the series, had time to gain experience and grow as people (Alcyoneus even having admiration for Percy as a warrior). Of course that still didn't stop the former for building his lair close to the Canadian Border....
18th Jan '18 8:21:56 PM SteelEdge
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* Frank talks about how with his huge muscular body, no one thinks that he'd good as an archer and would be better suited as a swordsman. But archers, especially longbowmen, need very strong arm muscles.

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* Frank talks about how with his huge muscular body, no one thinks that he'd good as an archer and would be better suited as a swordsman. But archers, especially longbowmen, need very strong arm muscles.
and back muscles. And since the Romans see archery as un-Roman, suitable only for barbarians and descendants of Apollo, most Romans wouldn't know that!
3rd Jan '18 5:26:57 PM nombretomado
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** That and the fact that there's never been a chapter told from [[spoiler:Nico's]] point of view. In fact, all of the first series (when the whole affair started) and many chapters in TheHeroesOfOlympus are told from [[spoiler:Percy's]] point of view, who at the time thought that [[spoiler:Nico had a crush on Annabeth.]]

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** That and the fact that there's never been a chapter told from [[spoiler:Nico's]] point of view. In fact, all of the first series (when the whole affair started) and many chapters in TheHeroesOfOlympus ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' are told from [[spoiler:Percy's]] point of view, who at the time thought that [[spoiler:Nico had a crush on Annabeth.]]
12th Dec '17 3:35:11 PM SteelEdge
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* Frank talks about how with his huge muscular body, no one thinks that he'd good as an archer and would be better suited as a swordsman. But archers, especially longbowmen, need very strong arm muscles.
30th Oct '17 5:52:30 AM KrspaceT
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* In the Civil War, the Demigods were known to have fought on the Union and Confederate Sides, but the idea that Camp Jupiter was in California at that time would make the conflict a bit of a logistical nightmare, even if one could call 1860's California equal in importance to New York and thus a place the Gods would be active in. However there was another definition of West back then: across the Mississippi. Given that we also have confirmation that Camp Jupiter can and has in fact been moved, it's likely that New Rome/Camp Jupiter was in a midwestern state during the time of the Demigod Civil War, most likely Missouri if I'd have to guess, and moved out west later. Possibly by the Gods really, really wanting to keep the two sets apart.
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