History Literature / PercyJacksonandTheOlympians

16th Mar '18 11:55:06 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BerserkButton: Echidna ''really'' hates Australia for naming "that ridiculous animal" after her.
15th Mar '18 2:09:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Procrustes was a human (or demigod in some tellings) murderer in the original mythology. Here, he's a monster.
12th Mar '18 11:59:25 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreBlindness: Percy has an absolutely terrible track record in terms of recognizing the various mythic monsters and traps he stumbles across, even though most of them are obvious variations on well-known episodes from things like ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. Occassionally, he is GenreSavvy - In ''The Sea of Monsters'' knows Tantalus's background upon first meeting him at Camp Half-Blood. He knows about the Sirens when he and Annabeth encounter them, and the dangers they pose, and in the first book, he knows Procrustes' background.
** Actually averted, as Percy has a functioning knowledge of Greek mythology that he uses to his advantage constantly, and he actually directly explains most myths to the reader. For some reason [[http://ehlihr.tumblr.com/post/136920395842/why-do-people-think-percy-is-so-dumb-because Why do people think Percy is dumb?]] most of the fandom thinks hes clueless [[spoiler: Annabeth's fault, actually]].
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] once when Percy mentions that they should know they are walking into a trap but after walking for hours, not eating, and craving a bed to sleep on they tend to do stupid things.
** By the time ''Labyrinth'' rolls around, they're more or less GenreSavvy, whereupon the universe actually starts ''changing the rules'' just to throw them off.

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* GenreBlindness: Percy has an absolutely terrible track record in terms of recognizing the various mythic monsters and traps he stumbles across, even though most of them are obvious variations on well-known episodes from things like ''Literature/TheOdyssey''. Occassionally, he is GenreSavvy - In ''The Sea of Monsters'' knows Tantalus's background upon first meeting him at Camp Half-Blood. He knows about the Sirens when he and Annabeth encounter them, and the dangers they pose, and in the first book, he knows Procrustes' background.
** Actually averted, as Percy has a functioning knowledge of Greek mythology that he uses to his advantage constantly, and he actually directly explains most myths to the reader. For some reason [[http://ehlihr.tumblr.com/post/136920395842/why-do-people-think-percy-is-so-dumb-because Why do people think Percy is dumb?]] most of the fandom thinks hes clueless [[spoiler: Annabeth's fault, actually]].
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[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] once when Percy mentions that they should know they are walking into a trap but after walking for hours, not eating, and craving a bed to sleep on they tend to do stupid things.
** By the time ''Labyrinth'' rolls around, they're more or less GenreSavvy, whereupon the universe actually starts ''changing the rules'' just to throw them off.
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8th Mar '18 10:13:24 PM nombretomado
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** Nearly everyone at times, but a particularly [[TVTropesDrinkingGame egregious]] example is [[spoiler: when they enter Hephaestus' junkyard and after explicitly being told not to touch or take anything by another god, everyone does exactly that. Granted, they quickly wise up and put them back, and [[LoopholeAbuse it's all but stated they would have gotten out since they didn't technically take anything out]]...but then Bianca decided it was a good idea to smuggle ''one little figurine'' out and then they had to fight a giant metal construct.]]

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** Nearly everyone at times, but a particularly [[TVTropesDrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes egregious]] example is [[spoiler: when they enter Hephaestus' junkyard and after explicitly being told not to touch or take anything by another god, everyone does exactly that. Granted, they quickly wise up and put them back, and [[LoopholeAbuse it's all but stated they would have gotten out since they didn't technically take anything out]]...but then Bianca decided it was a good idea to smuggle ''one little figurine'' out and then they had to fight a giant metal construct.]]
22nd Feb '18 9:01:00 AM secretfan14
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** This is sort of subverted in the fifth book where it's explained that gods have no DNA so it's totally not creepy for half-bloods from different god parents [[IncestSubtext to date]], like Silena Beauregard to Charles Beckendorf. They do specify that two demigods from the same parent (a son and daughter of Athena, for example) would never ever consider dating.

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** This is sort of subverted in the fifth book where it's explained that gods have no DNA so it's totally not creepy for half-bloods from different god parents [[IncestSubtext to date]], like Silena Beauregard to Charles Beckendorf. [[note]]Though the parents of those two, Aphrodite and Hephaestus, aren't related either.[[/note]] They do specify that two demigods from the same parent (a son and daughter of Athena, for example) would never ever consider dating.
16th Feb '18 1:30:37 PM Prometheus117
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** Nearly everyone at times, but a particularly [[TVTropesDrinkingGame egregious]] example is [[spoiler: when they enter Hephaestus' junkyard and after explicitly being told not to touch or take anything, everyone does exactly that. Bianca's death was likely only because she drew the short straw offscreen.]]

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** Nearly everyone at times, but a particularly [[TVTropesDrinkingGame egregious]] example is [[spoiler: when they enter Hephaestus' junkyard and after explicitly being told not to touch or take anything, anything by another god, everyone does exactly that. Bianca's death Granted, they quickly wise up and put them back, and [[LoopholeAbuse it's all but stated they would have gotten out since they didn't technically take anything out]]...but then Bianca decided it was likely only because she drew the short straw offscreen.a good idea to smuggle ''one little figurine'' out and then they had to fight a giant metal construct.]]
13th Feb '18 4:48:36 PM eschlowx
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* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: Percy has a choice between Annabeth, a fellow demigod hero, and Rachel, a mortal. It's [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] to some extent, since Rachel has the rare ability to see through the Mist. [[spoiler:She also eventually becomes Camp Half-Blood's new Oracle, but only after the triangle essentially disappears when she "dumps" Percy following her realization that she was only attracted to him because of her destiny of becoming the Oracle]].

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* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: Percy has a choice between Annabeth, a fellow demigod half-blood hero, and Rachel, a mortal. It's [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] to some extent, since Rachel has the rare ability to see through the Mist. [[spoiler:She also eventually becomes Camp Half-Blood's new Oracle, but only after the triangle essentially disappears [[ShipSinking disappears]] when she "dumps" Percy following her realization that she was [[LovingAShadow only attracted to him because of her destiny of becoming the Oracle]].Oracle]]]].
11th Feb '18 3:21:59 PM eschlowx
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** [[spoiler:The Percy/Rachel ship is also sunk in the latter half of ''The Last Olympian'', before Percy gets together with Annabeth. Rachel realizes that her attraction to Percy was largely due to her destiny of becoming the next Oracle of Delphi and, in Percy's words, "dumps" him. Percy ends up feeling slightly dejected by this (his feelings for Annabeth notwithstanding), since they weren't even really dating to begin with]].
8th Feb '18 9:25:45 AM akanesarumara
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5th Feb '18 8:57:51 AM eschlowx
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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Since [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kronos]]]] spends much of the series as a [[SealedEvilInACan disembodied voice]], Percy spends most of his time fighting [[spoiler:Luke, Kronos' DragonInChief. Percy develops a personal beef with Luke both because he betrayed and Camp Half-Blood, and because Annabeth seems to have feelings for him]].

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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Since [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kronos]]]] spends much of the series as a [[SealedEvilInACan disembodied voice]], Percy spends most of his time fighting [[spoiler:Luke, Kronos' DragonInChief. Percy develops a personal beef with Luke both because he betrayed and Camp Half-Blood, and because Annabeth seems to have feelings for him]].
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