History Headscratchers / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

20th Jul '16 11:53:38 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Another one from the film alone...So Percy and the gang realize that they only have three pearls to get four people out of the Underworld. Unlike in the books, the pearls here are said to be hidden in different places by Persephone. Who is standing right there with them. And is the one who notices that they're short one to begin with. Is there any reason why she couldn't just make another pearl for them?
17th Jul '16 5:18:41 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Also, Kronos being able to amass a large force of unloved demigods wasn't directly Zeus's fault. He never did anything that kept the other gods from claiming their children...If anything, he was actually one of the ones who went above and beyond, turning his daughter into a tree and using it to power a barrier around camp, thereby protecting ''other'' demigods in the process. And his closing the gates of Olympus in the sequel series was because Khione suggested he should do it - as she puts it, she's only confirming people's greatest fears with what she does, but he may not have resorted to it if she hadn't done so.
14th Jul '16 3:30:54 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* There are a few points I'd like to make. The first is that celestial bronze wouldn't work on the demigods because of their mortal blood, so they're basically fighting with blanks. Second, their entire existence is a life or death struggle where they constantly fight monsters and die young. The camp isn't just to provide a safe heaven, but to make the demigods combat ready. And the more dangerous challenges and tasks seem to be reserved for the most powerful ones. The harsh truth is that if they're not put through all of this, they'll be easy pickings once they go back home.

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* ** There are a few points I'd like to make. The first is that celestial bronze wouldn't work on the demigods because of their mortal blood, so they're basically fighting with blanks. Second, their entire existence is a life or death struggle where they constantly fight monsters and die young. The camp isn't just to provide a safe heaven, but to make the demigods combat ready. And the more dangerous challenges and tasks seem to be reserved for the most powerful ones. The harsh truth is that if they're not put through all of this, they'll be easy pickings once they go back home.home.
** The bronze does affect them because they're half-god, just like normal weapons affect their mortal half. This was explained by Chiron as Percy was leaving to go on his first quest, and demonstrated during many different battles across the series.
10th Jul '16 6:00:02 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* So gods not passing on DNA means that there aren't any cases of kissing cousins at camp. But doesn't this mean that it's the mortal parent they should worry about? Sharing a divine parent should mean the equivilant of not being related by blood because they really aren't.
10th Jul '16 5:57:24 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* There are a few points I'd like to make. The first is that celestial bronze wouldn't work on the demigods because of their mortal blood, so they're basically fighting with blanks. Second, their entire existence is a life or death struggle where they constantly fight monsters and die young. The camp isn't just to provide a safe heaven, but to make the demigods combat ready. And the more dangerous challenges and tasks seem to be reserved for the most powerful ones. The harsh truth is that if they're not put through all of this, they'll be easy pickings once they go back home.
24th Jun '16 8:27:10 AM Miumia
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** Well, Aphrodite and Hephaestus were never the most loving of the couples; indeed it was a pretty bad ArrangedMarriage. I don't think Greek gods practice actual divorce, but it's safe to say that nowadays they're more or less separated, so at most Selena and Beckendorf would be like a couple whose mom and dad are "legally" married and refer to each other as wife/husband but do not have an actual loving married life and obviously cheat on each other all the time, and probably don't even live together per se. If anything at all they're step-siblings who don't even share a house or have a sibling-like relationship. Don't see anything wrong with that, though ''it is'' kind of funny that they got together given their parent's history.




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** Always assumed Annabeth told him when he asked it. Being the genius she is, she definitely asked that herself at some point, probably to Chiron or even her mother.




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** Strangely enough there were entities who guarded the Olympus, but they were ''goddesses'': the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horae Horae/Hours]]. Perhaps like Selene and other gods, they got tired of immortality and left their duties, which were taken on by the doorman. He might be a demigod or even some minor god, who knows.
20th Jun '16 6:45:50 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* This isn't really something that bothers me personally, but the way Camp Half-Blood gets off so easily, considering the ways in which it endangers its campers so many times...No one ever seems to cut Hogwarts any slack, but in that case, even if they ''did'' take a lot of injuries pretty lightly, they at least had magic to both easily prevent and easily heal them. At camp, you have ambrosia and nectar, but it's said that even half-bloods can only consume so much of them before they burn up just like any other mortal would. And to go along with this, we have kids as young as 11 or 12 playing Capture the flag armed with real-life swords, spears, and armor, in the woods where acid-spitting ants make their nest, and one kid who even ended up in a full-body cast due to a sour encounter with Festus. And no one (in-universe or outside it) seems to have any complaints?
5th Jun '16 2:51:19 PM applespie
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* OK, so if some mortals can see through the Mist, and all myths are true, does that mean these mortals see EVERYTHING divine, no matter the mythology? Or do certain ones only see certain mythological creatures?
20th May '16 11:47:34 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** I haven't read the book in a while, but if I'm remembering correctly, Pan was supposed to be something of a pessimist - he knew that the state of the wild was starting to go into decline as man developed and his influence spread, even if it hadn't yet hit rock-bottom, so maybe he just didn't want to stick around to see it happen? (Which is sort of a depreciative idea to suggest in a children's series.) Also, the Greek gods are meant to be the roots of Western civilization, and Pan is the patron of the exact ''opposite'' of civilization, which probably led to some self-conflict, as well.
18th Apr '16 11:44:46 AM ztyran
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* What I don't get about Pan's death is the timeline of it. Thanks to the satyrs he's been on life support for ''two thousand years''!! What I want to know is '''''why''''' did the god of the wilds give up the ghost all those years ago when there was plenty of wild and man didn't looting it until ''after'' his supposed death?
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