History Literature / Illium

13th Dec '16 4:34:58 PM allfictions
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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: The alliance between the Achaeans, the Trojans, and the moravecs going to war against the Olympians.
13th Dec '16 4:31:24 PM allfictions
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* NewNeoCity: [[spoiler:New Ilium]].
7th Dec '16 12:46:30 PM Xtifr
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'''''Illium''''' is a SpeculativeFiction novel by writer Creator/DanSimmons. It's a sprawling epic story that is conveyed through three seemingly disconnected but intertwining narratives. Though it touches on many topics, the story is perhaps best described as a [[RecycledInSpace high-tech reenactment]] of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.

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'''''Illium''''' ''Illium'' is a SpeculativeFiction novel by writer Creator/DanSimmons. It's a sprawling epic story that is conveyed through three seemingly disconnected but intertwining narratives. Though it touches on many topics, the story is perhaps best described as a [[RecycledInSpace high-tech reenactment]] of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
12th Nov '16 8:34:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* AGodAmI: Greek Gods, of course - but they are just little-g gods. [[spoiler: Later on Zeus goes on to delude himself into thinking he is the capital-G God, usurping Nix, the Fates, and possibly the actual capital-G God (referred to as The Quiet in-story). His comeuppance comes extremely swiftly at the hands of his son Achilles, leaving Hephaestus as the new lord of Olympos.]]

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* AGodAmI: The Greek Gods, of course - -- but they are just little-g gods. [[spoiler: Later on Zeus goes on to delude himself into thinking he is the capital-G God, usurping Nix, the Fates, and possibly the actual capital-G God (referred to as The Quiet in-story). His comeuppance comes extremely swiftly at the hands of his son Achilles, leaving Hephaestus as the new lord of Olympos.]]



* BashBrothers: Ajax and Teucer, as well as Agamemnon and Menelaus, just like in TheIlliad.

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* BashBrothers: Ajax and Teucer, as well as Agamemnon and Menelaus, just like in TheIlliad.Literature/TheIliad.



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Just like in The Illiad,the Greek heroe Diomedes, gets some augmentations from Athena that allow him to go into a rampage and defeat Aphrodite and Ares as well as dozens of Trojan heroes.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Just like in The Illiad,the the Iliad, the Greek heroe Diomedes, hero Diomedes gets some augmentations from Athena that allow him to go into a rampage and defeat Aphrodite and Ares as well as dozens of Trojan heroes.
4th Nov '16 7:39:38 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Savi, Harman, [[spoiler:Daeman]] after some CharacterDevelopment.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Koros III is simultaneously an ActionHero, GuileHero, and ScienceHero and is definitely a {{badass}} but he isn't a main character and his adventures are only alluded to by other characters.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Koros III is simultaneously an ActionHero, GuileHero, and ScienceHero and is definitely a {{badass}} badass but he isn't a main character and his adventures are only alluded to by other characters.
25th Oct '16 2:21:41 PM MacedonianKing
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** Ironically in the second book it's Hector of Troy who confines himself to his quarters in morning. [[spoiler: He snaps out of it when the Greeks breach the walls of Troy and kills Diomedes and Ajax.]]



* AGodAmI: Greek Gods, of course - but they are just little-g gods. [[spoiler: Later on Zeus goes on to delude himself into thinking he is the capital-G God, usurping Nix, the Fates, and possibly the actual capital-G God (referred to as the Quiet in-story). His comeuppance comes extremely swiftly at the hands of his son Achilles, leaving Hephaestus as the new lord of Olympos.]]

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* AGodAmI: Greek Gods, of course - but they are just little-g gods. [[spoiler: Later on Zeus goes on to delude himself into thinking he is the capital-G God, usurping Nix, the Fates, and possibly the actual capital-G God (referred to as the The Quiet in-story). His comeuppance comes extremely swiftly at the hands of his son Achilles, leaving Hephaestus as the new lord of Olympos.]]



* BashBrothers: Ajax and Teucer, as well as Agamemnon and Menelaus, just like in TheIlliad.



* TheBigGuy: Big Ajax serves this role for the Greeks, being the biggest and strongest of them.
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: [[spoiler: Ajax is killed by Hector halfway through the second book.]]



* CoolOldLady: Savi
* CoolOldGuy: Harman

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* CoolOldLady: Savi
Savi.
* CoolOldGuy: HarmanHarman and Odysseus.



* CulturedBadass: Ulysses, who at one recites a portion of his namesake poem that is perfectly apt to the circumstances.

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* CulturedBadass: Ulysses, Odysseus, who at one point recites a portion of his namesake poem that is perfectly apt to the circumstances.



* NobleDemon: Apollo, who is far more pleasant than the rest of the Greek gods.
* OmnicidalManiac: The Global Caliphate again.

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* NobleDemon: Apollo, Hephaestus, who is far more pleasant likable than the rest of the Greek gods.
Olympians.
* OmnicidalManiac: The Global Caliphate again.Caliphate, as well as Setebos and Caliban.
* OnlySaneMan: Hephaestus is the only Greek god who remembers being a human, as a result he is much more stable than the others.
12th Oct '16 7:25:40 AM MacedonianKing
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Just like in The Illiad, one of the Greek heroes Diomedes, gets some augmentations from Athena that allow him to go into a rampage and defeat Aphrodite and Ares as well as dozens of Trojan heroes.

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Just like in The Illiad, one of the Illiad,the Greek heroes heroe Diomedes, gets some augmentations from Athena that allow him to go into a rampage and defeat Aphrodite and Ares as well as dozens of Trojan heroes.
12th Oct '16 7:25:08 AM MacedonianKing
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Just like in The Illiad, one of the Greek heroes Diomedes, gets some augmentations from Athena that allow him to go into a rampage and defeat Aphrodite and Ares as well as dozens of Trojan heroes.



* NobelDemon: Apollo, who is far more pleasant than the rest of the Greek gods.

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* NobelDemon: NobleDemon: Apollo, who is far more pleasant than the rest of the Greek gods.


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* WorldOfBadass: Even characters like Daeman and Hockenberry get their moments.
12th Oct '16 7:17:24 AM MacedonianKing
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Savi]]


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* NobelDemon: Apollo, who is far more pleasant than the rest of the Greek gods.
12th Oct '16 5:05:51 AM MacedonianKing
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* JerkassGods: All of them.

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* JerkassGods: All of them.them, except for The Quiet.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This is what happens when the entire cast of ''Literature/TheIliad'', a resurrected Scholic, two sentient robot creatures, and a band of five old style humans on earth in one story. It's no wonder that the novels are ''huge.''

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: This is what happens when the entire cast of ''Literature/TheIliad'', a resurrected Scholic, two scholar from the 21st century, several sentient robot creatures, and a band of five old style humans on earth in one story. It's no wonder that the novels are ''huge.''
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