History Literature / TheHeroesOfOlympus

28th Jan '18 1:25:59 PM Trogdor
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* SummonBiggerFish: Summon Hyperborian giant, actually. (Or at least run underneath one.)
22nd Jan '18 11:07:06 PM todbot1
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* InstantExpert: Percy and Annabeth had to go through a significant learning curve spanning several years to become as badass as they are now. The main characters of the Heroes series are able to become just as powerful in less than a week.
** Averted with Jason because he's been training at the Roman camp since he was two, and still has his skills even if he doesn't remember how he got them. Ditto with Leo too, kinda, as it seems that Hephestus' kids are gifted with using machines the way Percy's gifted with sailing ships, plus he straight out admits he's a poor fighter and uses his wit or intelligence to get out of most situations. But true for Piper, especially considering her mom's Aphrodite, who's tied with Demeter for second in least warlike of the gods, Hestia being first (in their Greek forms, anyways).
** It's even still kind of averted in Piper's case too. Almost all of her power comes from charmspeaking, and that's something she's been using for years, albeit without exactly knowing how or why it worked. Her charmspeaking did get more powerful over the course of the book, but it wasn't something she just discovered she had and instantly became an expert in. Played straight with her apparent prowess at wielding daggers, though, such as her slicing up Earthborn with no problem or bringing her dagger to Drew's throat blindingly fast. Even then Piper was still using her charmspeak, specifically she use it to make the Earthborn stand still to allow her to cut the monster up.
** In this same vein, Hazel's power over metals and precious gems is something that she worked on for most of her life, ditto for her riding skills, and she trained at the Roman Camp for a year so can fight decently but not up to the level of Percy, Annabeth or Jason. Frank plays this pretty straight though, [[spoiler:with his ability to be good at whatever he wants.]] Though to be fair that relates only to his [[spoiler: shapeshifting abilities]], his archery is also something he's been practicing for years and he admits he can't fight well with a sword or spear; though he could hold his own, it's not up to the level of Percy or Jason.
9th Jan '18 4:39:59 PM nombretomado
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** Invoked with Monsters, which regenerate to be fought again, and with immortals, as they don't change (much). Addressed further in TheKaneChronicles, which [[TheVerse share a universe.]]

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** Invoked with Monsters, which regenerate to be fought again, and with immortals, as they don't change (much). Addressed further in TheKaneChronicles, ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', which [[TheVerse share a universe.]]
6th Jan '18 5:59:11 PM nombretomado
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The first book, ''The Lost Hero'', was released on October 12, 2010. The story follows a half-blood, Jason (like [[JasonAndTheArgonauts that Jason]]) finding himself in a school bus with absolutely no memory of who or what he is, along with a girl, Piper, and a boy, Leo. The three turn out to be half-bloods and run into Annabeth (from the first series) and someone named Butch, who are looking for the missing Percy Jackson. Jason, Piper, and Leo are sent on a quest to free the captured Hera and end up realizing their destinies are far greater than they ever imagined. Meanwhile, Gaea the Earth Mother is stirring and reveals her plan to take down the gods, who are in no condition to fight her due to their warring Greek and Roman aspects.

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The first book, ''The Lost Hero'', was released on October 12, 2010. The story follows a half-blood, Jason (like [[JasonAndTheArgonauts [[Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts that Jason]]) finding himself in a school bus with absolutely no memory of who or what he is, along with a girl, Piper, and a boy, Leo. The three turn out to be half-bloods and run into Annabeth (from the first series) and someone named Butch, who are looking for the missing Percy Jackson. Jason, Piper, and Leo are sent on a quest to free the captured Hera and end up realizing their destinies are far greater than they ever imagined. Meanwhile, Gaea the Earth Mother is stirring and reveals her plan to take down the gods, who are in no condition to fight her due to their warring Greek and Roman aspects.
22nd Dec '17 2:45:02 PM 309216364
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** Frank has a good one on [[spoiler: Alcyoneus]]:
--> '''Frank''': ''Welcome to Canada, idiot.''



** Frank also has a good one on [[spoiler: Alcyoneus]]:
--> '''Frank''': ''Welcome to Canada, idiot.''

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** Frank also has a good one on [[spoiler: Alcyoneus]]:
--> '''Frank''': ''Welcome to Canada, idiot.''
6th Nov '17 10:45:56 PM NightShade96
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* RaisedByWolves: [[spoiler: Camp Jupiter, specifically by the wolf-goddess Lupa who raised Romulus and Remus]]

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* RaisedByWolves: [[spoiler: Camp Jupiter, specifically by the wolf-goddess Lupa who raised Romulus and Remus]]Remus.]]
* RealEventFictionalCause: The UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar was caused by Roman and Greek Demigods fighting for supremacy. Most Romans were on the side of the South, and most Greeks on the side of the Union, but not all in either case, in line with that war being "brother against brother".
6th Nov '17 5:15:45 AM EmperorMax2019
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23rd Aug '17 6:02:59 AM xoriak
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'''Please place tropes which only apply to one character on the [[Characters/CampHalfBloodSeries character sheet]].''' The main article is getting cluttered.

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'''Please place tropes which only apply to one character on the [[Characters/CampHalfBloodSeries [[Characters/TheCampHalfBloodSeries character sheet]].''' The main article is getting cluttered.
15th Jul '17 1:30:58 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler:Hazel]] is revealed to be this at the end of [[spoiler:her]] flashbacks, thus proving that once again [[spoiler:Hades/Pluto]] is really the only god of the Big Three who is able to make a vow and actually ''make good'' of it (though [[spoiler:her]] narration about things, like the WorldWarII, foreshadows the fact that she is from [[spoiler:TheForties]].

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** [[spoiler:Hazel]] is revealed to be this at the end of [[spoiler:her]] flashbacks, thus proving that once again [[spoiler:Hades/Pluto]] is really the only god of the Big Three who is able to make a vow and actually ''make good'' of it (though [[spoiler:her]] narration about things, like the WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, foreshadows the fact that she is from [[spoiler:TheForties]].
10th Jun '17 9:38:15 AM nombretomado
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* TheWindyCity: Although Riordan doesn't seem to realize that Chicago is called the "Windy City" because of blustering politicians, not the weather. It ''is'' windy, though. Especially in the winter, when it's also freezing cold. Also, perceptions are important in this series, so if people think that Chicago is literally windy, that's where the Wind will go.
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