History Literature / PercyJacksonandTheOlympians

12th Feb '16 10:02:36 PM WoozyDog
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'''''Percy Jackson and the Olympians''''' is an UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has its own page. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released.
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'''''Percy Jackson and the Olympians''''' is an childrens UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has its own page. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released.
29th Jan '16 4:33:41 AM Lazarus393
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*** That depends: there is some opera that might be truly dreadful to listen to.
27th Jan '16 7:26:16 AM fbiuzz
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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: Having a perfect understanding of ancient Greek, and whether you are willing to tolerate having ADHD as a side effect of your supernatural combat instincts. And then there's all the monsters you attract, especially if you carry a cell phone
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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: One of the common themes in Greek mythology is that Blessings and Curses are essentially the same. Having a perfect understanding of ancient Greek, and whether you are willing to tolerate having ADHD as a side effect of your supernatural combat instincts. And then there's all the monsters you attract, especially if you carry a cell phonephone. Also the more powerful you are as a demigod the more monsters you attract (and the added bonus of probably ending up having a prophecy about you).
24th Jan '16 9:15:16 AM Generality
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* NemesisWeapon: Luke creates a special sword called Backbiter, which has one blade made of Celestial bronze (which can harm monsters and immortals, but can't harm heroes and mortals) and one blade made out of tempered steel (which can't harm monsters and immortals, but can harm heroes and mortals). This serves as an antithesis to all heroic weapons, which are only forged out of celestial bronze as heroes are never supposed to harm heroes, but more specifically it works as an antithesis to Percy's Riptide.
20th Jan '16 11:27:55 AM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: **• Rick Riordan seems to think Mount Diablo in California is like some kind of lowland Yosemite mixed with the Australian outback, when truthfully it's just a gentle rolling brown hill with hardly any foliage on it. Anyone who actually looked at Mt. Diablo at even Google Maps could tell you the top is NOT a depression with eucalyptus trees, but rather a visitors' center, and there really aren't any cliffs like described. And while it is a plot point, there are not enough—or any—eucalyptus trees surrounding the mountain, certainly not enough to be overpowering. An early morning in the middle of winter might not be freezing, but it's cold. And the Golden Brown Berkeley hills are just that, golden brown — during summer. They do, in fact, get green(ish) in the winter. **''The Lightning Thief'' has a scene where Percy jumps from the top of the Gateway Arch straight into the Mississippi River. Considering that the Arch is a hundred yards or more from the river under ordinary circumstances, with some wide concrete walkways, a huge 64-step grand staircase, and a road in between, he'd need a hang glider to achieve this. (See [[http://www.palmbeachbiketours.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/St-Louis-Riverfront-and-Arch-10-17-2004_5604.jpg this photo]] for reference.) Even during flood season, the closest the river has ever been to the Arch is halfway up the staircase
3rd Jan '16 9:37:04 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* MoreHeroThanThou: Inverted by ''The Titan's Curse'' [[spoiler:Percy practically pleads for Artemis to let him hold up the sky for her because she could fight better than he could.]] ** It's played with in that scene. Percy had no problem with [[spoiler:going head-to-head with Atlas.]] It wasn't until [[spoiler:Ares's curse kicked in and sapped Percy's sword skills]] that he even tries to take the sky.
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* MoreHeroThanThou: Inverted by ''The Titan's Curse'' [[spoiler:Percy practically pleads for Artemis to let him hold up MoreHeroThanThou ** [[spoiler:Grover and Annabeth arguing over who should stay behind in the sky for her because she could fight better than he could.underworld so that Percy can save his mom.]] ** It's played Played with in that scene. Percy ''The Titan's Curse.'' [[spoiler:Percy had no problem with [[spoiler:going going head-to-head with Atlas.]] Atlas. It wasn't until [[spoiler:Ares's Ares's curse kicked in and sapped Percy's sword skills]] skills that he even tries to take the sky.sky. Then Percy practically pleads for Artemis to let him hold up the sky for her because she could fight better than he could.]]
1st Jan '16 7:42:16 PM jormis29
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* DespairEventHorizon: Percy has one in ''The Last Olympian'' when [[spoiler:Silena [[HeroicSacrifice dies]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath after revealing]] she was TheMole]], Rachel cuts him off, Annabeth is angry at him over Luke and Rachel, his parents are caught in the cursed sleep, Olympus seems about to fall, and he'd seen the cruel acts of Zeus, Hades, and Hermes. He almost [[spoiler:lets Hope out of Pandora's Box and surrenders]], but after remembering some [[TrueCompanions inspiring words]] from Chris Rodriguez and Nico, he instead gives [[spoiler:the jar]] to Hestia and fights on stronger than ever.
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* DespairEventHorizon: Percy has one in ''The Last Olympian'' when [[spoiler:Silena [[HeroicSacrifice dies]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath after revealing]] she was TheMole]], Rachel cuts him off, Annabeth is angry at him over Luke and Rachel, his parents are caught in the cursed sleep, Olympus seems about to fall, and he'd seen the cruel acts of Zeus, Hades, and Hermes. He almost [[spoiler:lets Hope out of Pandora's Box PandorasBox and surrenders]], but after remembering some [[TrueCompanions inspiring words]] from Chris Rodriguez and Nico, he instead gives [[spoiler:the jar]] to Hestia and fights on stronger than ever.

* HopeSpot: ''Literally'' in ''The Last Olympian'' when Percy gives [[spoiler:Pandora's Box]] to Hestia, and the warmth of her hearth fires inspires him to keep fighting. And despite more bad developments which happen after this, [[SubvertedTrope it isn't dashed]] since they do win.
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* HopeSpot: ''Literally'' in ''The Last Olympian'' when Percy gives [[spoiler:Pandora's Box]] [[spoiler:PandorasBox]] to Hestia, and the warmth of her hearth fires inspires him to keep fighting. And despite more bad developments which happen after this, [[SubvertedTrope it isn't dashed]] since they do win.
27th Dec '15 8:35:24 PM Exxolon
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''Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' is an UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has its own page. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released.
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''Percy '''''Percy Jackson and the Olympians'' Olympians''''' is an UrbanFantasy series by Creator/RickRiordan based on [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek mythology]]. The SequelSeries, ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has its own page. The first two [[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians book movies]], ''Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief'', and ''Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'' have been released.
20th Dec '15 8:53:26 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* WeirdHistoricalWar: When discussing how demigods have impacted human history, Grover casually mentions World War II. Apparently it was fought largely between children of Zeus and Poseidon on one side and children of Hades on the other. Snatches picked up throughout the books suggest Hades' side was the Axis one.
20th Dec '15 2:45:43 PM K
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** Poseidon openly admits that [[spoiler: Percy is his favorite son. Which is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of its own. That, itself, becomes something of a FunnyAneurysmMoment when Triton appears in the fifth book and is [[TheUnfavorite clearly jealous of Percy]].]]
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** Poseidon openly admits that [[spoiler: Percy is his favorite son. Which is a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming of its own. That, itself, becomes something of a FunnyAneurysmMoment when Triton appears in the fifth book and is [[TheUnfavorite clearly jealous of Percy]].Percy]], or Kymopoleia in ''The Blood of Olympus'', whom Poseidon is somewhat embarrassed by.]]
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