History Literature / TheHeroesOfOlympus

15th May '16 5:57:05 AM Dimas28
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* TheBigDamnKiss: Actually happens sometime after the conflict ends, but still. [[spoiler: Jason and Piper have this kind of kiss on the balcony of Cabin 1 (the largest cabin in Camp Half-Blood), alone, and under a sky full of stars. It's more meaningful in Piper's part, because to her, she already experienced it due to the Mist's effects, yet is heartbroken when she is told that that's a fraud. Jason honorably makes it up.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Jason''': Remember your memory about our kiss? Now it's real.]]
** [[spoiler: Also Leo and Calypso, this time doubling with BeachKiss.]]



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: InUniverse, the moment that the Greek and Roman camps know each other's existence is this, because the last time they knew each other, the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar happened. May also be out universe for the readers who learn the existence of another camp for demigods at the end of ''The Lost Hero''.
** The series' epilogue also qualifies, because [[spoiler: Apollo's loss of foresight might meant the death of prophecies, and thus, [[EndOfAnEra the death of great adventures]]. Though read up [[Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo the next series]] for more clarification.]]



** The Roman aspects were not mentioned at all in the original series. However, ''The Lost Hero'' justifes this in that the Greek and Roman demigods do ''not'' get along at all, hence the need for them to remain hidden from each other. In fact, a clever reader can point out that the only ones explaining the Roman aspects are, of course, Romans, and that the Romans felt this way about the Greeks. (Since Lupa's not one to tell!)

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** The Roman aspects were not mentioned at all in the original series. However, ''The Lost Hero'' justifes justifies this in that the Greek and Roman demigods do ''not'' get along at all, hence the need for them to remain hidden from each other. In fact, a clever reader can point out that the only ones explaining the Roman aspects are, of course, Romans, and that the Romans felt this way about the Greeks. (Since Lupa's not one to tell!)


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** [[spoiler: The readers are never told that Koios was a part of the Second Titanomachy, yet he appears in ''The House of Hades'' as every bit a war veteran as others are. What's even more bizarre is that he pops up literally just once to meet with Bob before running off somewhere without any closure at all (unlike Hyperion and Krios, not that [[CessationOfExistence what comes to them is good]]). Then again, we see ''everything'' of the previous series from Percy's eyes, and it's likely that Koios was part of the Othrys Front that's mentioned in ''The Lost Hero'' instead. His inexplicable appearance may also meant to further strengthen the BlackAndGrayMorality the gods vs non-gods is like (he mentions revenge after "what they'd done" to [[PapaWolf his daughter, Leto]]).]]


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* SequelHook: It's not very obvious like the last time, though, because it doesn't involve any of the demigods [[spoiler: (who get HappilyEverAfter). Apollo's control over foresight does not return even after Gaea's defeat, which probably means no more prophecies. Furthermore, Zeus is ''angry'' at Apollo as the latter didn't tell him about the prophecy and promises a punishment for him. Comes ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo''.]]
14th May '16 11:30:12 PM nombretomado
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** In Mark of Athena, Tiberinus and Rhea Silvia appear as [[Film/RomanHoliday "Audrey Heburn and Gregory Peck"]]. Percy mistakes them as the actors from MadMen.

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** In Mark of Athena, Tiberinus and Rhea Silvia appear as [[Film/RomanHoliday "Audrey Heburn and Gregory Peck"]]. Percy mistakes them as the actors from MadMen.''Series/MadMen''.
11th Apr '16 7:04:53 PM Dimas28
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** Made funnier/ironic as ''The Mark of Athena'' reveals that the American Civil War was caused by the two camps waging war against each other...and the Romans were on the ''Confederates''' side! They've come a long way, huh?


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* WeDidntStartTheFuhrer: The Führer was a son of Hades/Pluto. Kinda explains his affinity for death.
24th Mar '16 2:46:26 PM Eagal
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* [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Did You Just Dump The Queen Of The Gods In The Little Tiber?]]

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* [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Did You Just Dump The Queen Of The Gods In The Little Tiber?]]DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu



* DividedWeFall

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: An amnesiac hero with a ton of martial skills and esoteric knowledge named [[Literature/TheBourneSeries Jason]].
** Who has [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers a power from a force that they've never seen before.]]



* DungeonCrawling


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24th Mar '16 2:44:02 PM Eagal
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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: A good portion of the main cast has to deal with powers that can be either crappy or awesome, depending on the situation.

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* BlessedWithSuck[=/=]CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck: A good portion of the main cast has to deal with powers that can be either crappy or awesome, [[CursedWithAwesome awesome]], depending on the situation.



* [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Broke Your Arm Punching Out The Titans]]: The gods of Olympus are in no shape to fight a war against the giants precisely because they're still broke from fighting the Titans and Typhon.

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* [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu Broke Your Arm Punching Out The Titans]]: BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: The gods of Olympus are in no shape to fight a war against the giants precisely because they're still broke from fighting the Titans and Typhon.



* CasualDangerDialog

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* CharmPerson[=/=]JediMindTrick: Piper, Drew, certain other children of Aphrodite, and Medea.

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* CharmPerson[=/=]JediMindTrick: CharmPerson: Piper, Drew, certain other children of Aphrodite, and Medea.Medea all have this ability.



* ChekhovsGag[=/=]BrickJoke: Five books later, Annabeth proclaiming the Laistrygonian giants to be "Canadians" in Sea of Monster is brought back up in ''Son of Neptune'' where Percy calls them Canadians... in front of genuine Canadian Frank Zhang. Frank is not pleased.

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* ChekhovsGag[=/=]BrickJoke: ChekhovsGag: Five books later, Annabeth proclaiming the Laistrygonian giants to be "Canadians" in Sea of Monster is brought back up in ''Son of Neptune'' where Percy calls them Canadians... in front of genuine Canadian Frank Zhang. Frank is not pleased.


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24th Mar '16 2:40:55 PM Eagal
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** averted with Annabeth, who's only powers are her considerable intellect, excellent combat skills and her ability to think on her feet.



*** Porphyrion is this to Zeus/Jupiter.
*** Polybotes to Poseidon/Neptune.
*** Alcyoneus to Hades/Pluto.
*** Enceladus to Athena/Minerva.
*** Otis and Ephialtes to Dionysus/Bacchus.
*** Clytius to Hecate/Trivia.
*** Orion to Artemis/Diana
*** Subverted with Damasen, who is the good counterpart to the war god Ares/Mars.

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*** ** Porphyrion is this to Zeus/Jupiter.
*** ** Polybotes to Poseidon/Neptune.
*** ** Alcyoneus to Hades/Pluto.
*** ** Enceladus to Athena/Minerva.
*** ** Otis and Ephialtes to Dionysus/Bacchus.
*** ** Clytius to Hecate/Trivia.
*** ** Orion to Artemis/Diana
*** ** Subverted with Damasen, who is the good counterpart to the war god Ares/Mars.



* {{Expy}}: Piper's father is mentioned to have played [[ThreeHundred The King Of Sparta]] and there is mention of ''The Poster'' which the two considered funny until [[MemeticMutation it hit the internet.]]

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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Piper's father is mentioned to have played [[ThreeHundred The King Of Sparta]] and there is mention of ''The Poster'' which the two considered funny until [[MemeticMutation it hit the internet.]]



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* FantasticVoyagePlot

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* FlirtingUnderFire

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* FiveManBand: In 'Mark of Athena'
** TheHero: Percy
** TheLancer: Jason
** TheSmartGuy: Annabeth and Leo
** TheBigGuy: Frank
** TheChick: Piper
** TheSixthRanger: Hazel, who has returned from the dead and doesn't always understand modern customs. Also doubles as TheChick and TheBigGuy.
*** Played with in parts of the book, as Annabeth is acknowledged as TheLeader of the Seven, while Percy and Jason both act as TheLancer to her as well as playing off each other. (Percy being more emotional, TheHeart of the group compared to her strategic mindset, while Jason is straight-laced, stoic and Roman compared to her Greek-ness).
*** There's also the case with Leo. For the longest time he doesn't act as the leader of the quest, but he has characteristics that are typical of the protagonist of a YA series (he gets the most conflict out of all seven, like the LoveTriangle with Hazel and Frank, and the one indirectly responsible for [[spoiler: making Percy and Annabeth fall to Tartarus]], and he's the only one of the seven that is not part of an OfficialCouple [[spoiler: until the fourth book, that is.]]). And then it's revealed that [[spoiler: he is destined to take down Gaea, which he does in a stereotypically-heroic manner]], plus [[spoiler: the epilogue is narrated from his perspective]]. Combined with him having the most chapters narrated from his perspective and he's arguably the true [[TheHero hero]] of the series.



* [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Have You Seen My Gods]]: Olympus has been closed and the gods have gone MIA. [[spoiler: Subverted. Even though Zeus ordered it, thinking it would lull Gaea back to sleep, several of the gods, thinking Zeus is making a mistake, have defied his orders. They had to do so covertly, however.]]

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* [[HaveYouSeenMyGod Have You Seen My Gods]]: HaveYouSeenMyGod: Olympus has been closed and the gods have gone MIA. [[spoiler: Subverted. Even though Zeus ordered it, thinking it would lull Gaea back to sleep, several of the gods, thinking Zeus is making a mistake, have defied his orders. They had to do so covertly, however.]]



* IncestIsRelative / KissingCousins
** It is mentioned that unless you have the same godly parent, it isn't creepy for two demigods to have a relationship.

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* IncestIsRelative / KissingCousins
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IncestIsRelative: It is mentioned that unless you have the same godly parent, it isn't creepy for two demigods to have a relationship.relationship, despite the Olympians being largely related to eachother.



* [[KissKissSlap Kiss Kiss Judo Flip]]: Briefly at the beginning of ''The Mark of Athena''.

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* LiteralCliffhanger

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* LongLostRelative[=/=]EveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler:Jason and Thalia have the same mother, as well as being kids of the same god (Jupiter/Zeus respectively) but in different aspects.]]

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* LongLostRelative[=/=]EveryoneIsRelated: LongLostRelative: [[spoiler:Jason and Thalia have the same mother, as well as being kids of the same god (Jupiter/Zeus respectively) but in different aspects.]]



** AncientArtifact
** PublicDomainArtifact
** FamouslyMundaneFictionallyMagical
** MacGuffinGuardian: Arachne.



* MyGreatestFailure: The Romans lost their eagle standard in a disastrous campaign in Alaska in the 1980s. They're still sore about it.
** [[MyGreatestSecondChance They made up for it with some help.]]

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* MyGreatestFailure: The Romans lost their eagle standard in a disastrous campaign in Alaska in the 1980s. They're still sore about it.
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it. [[MyGreatestSecondChance They made up for it with some help.]]



* [[FiveTokenBand Seven Token Band]]: The seven demigods of the prophecy include a Native American girl (Piper), a Latino boy (Leo), a Chinese-Canadian boy (Frank), a black girl (Hazel), and two white guys and a girl (Jason, Percy and Annabeth).

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* [[FiveTokenBand Seven Token Band]]: FiveTokenBand: The seven demigods of the prophecy include a Native American girl (Piper), a Latino boy (Leo), a Chinese-Canadian boy (Frank), a black girl (Hazel), and two white guys and a girl (Jason, Percy and Annabeth).



* SixStudentClique: In Mark of Athena, albeit with 7 members.
** The Head -- Percy and Jason
** The Muscle -- Frank (Shapeshifting helps)
** The Quirk -- Leo
** The Pretty One -- Piper
** The Smart One -- Annabeth
** The Wild One -- Hazel (Comes from a different era and is technically dead).



* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: [[spoiler:Lupa]] and Chiron.

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* TeamMom[=/=]TeamDad: [[spoiler:Lupa]] and Chiron.%%* TeamDad: Chiron.
%%* TeamMom: [[spoiler:Lupa]].



* TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste: [[spoiler: see GunshipRescue above.]]



** Continuing on from the [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians previous series]], where the heroes tend to make the same mistakes. What is worse is the gods. Zeus knows the giants cannot be defeated without the aid of the demigods so what does he choose to do? Seal up Olympus and ignore the problem, repeating the same mistake he made with the Titans. Throughout all of the books, Zeus makes a series of "too dumb to live" mistakes. Ladies and Gentlemen, the ruler of the world!



** She's a child of Aphrodite. ThePowerOfLove [[AWizardDidIt did it?]] [[TheFourLoves Not all love is romantic after all.]]



** [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} The series does make a habit out of showing that mortals rarely get the reasons for something right, either.]] [[{{WildMassGuessing}} Maybe WE'RE the wrong ones...]]



* [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: Gaea, behind her son, [[TheDragon Porphyrion]]]]

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* [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Woman Behind The Man]]: TheWomanBehindTheMan: Gaea, behind her son, [[TheDragon Porphyrion]]]]




[[folder:Series Tropes]]

-> ''Setting tropes imported from the previous series (elaboration on the original series' page):''

* AbusiveParents
* AbusivePrecursors
* ActionGirl
* AllMythsAreTrue
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* BigDamnHeroes
* CannotSpitItOut
* ChangelingFantasy
* CreatorProvincialism
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou
* DivineParentage
* EveryoneIsRelated
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows
* FluffyTheTerrible
* {{Hero}}
* HeroicBastard
* HeroicLineage
* HumanMomNonhumanDad
* KidHero
* LetsGetDangerous
* LIsForDyslexia
* LivingMacGuffin
* NatureSpirit
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ShipperOnDeck
* SuperheroSchool: Or rather, Superhero Summer Camp.
* SuperReflexes
* WeirdnessCensor
* WorldOfSnark

[[/folder]]
13th Mar '16 11:10:55 AM JJHIL325
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** [[spoiler: [[TheSociopath Bryce Lawrence]] counts, too]]
13th Mar '16 11:08:02 AM JJHIL325
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: A lot of people, Greek and Roman, in-universe and out, did ''not'' feel bad when he got himself launched by a flaming catapult and died. Not even his most loyal bodyguard bothered to warn him that his toga was snagged.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: A lot of people, Greek and Roman, in-universe and out, did ''not'' feel bad when he Octavian got himself launched by a flaming catapult and died. Not even his most loyal bodyguard bothered to warn him that his toga was snagged.]]
13th Mar '16 11:06:40 AM JJHIL325
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: A lot of people, Greek and Roman, in-universe and out, did ''not'' feel bad when he got himself launched by a flaming catapult and died. Not even his most loyal bodyguard bothered to warn him that his toga was snagged.]]
17th Feb '16 5:19:32 PM trulymadmoves
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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: Percy and Annabeth, when they're found sleeping in the lower decks of the ship. Everyone certainly seems to think they did...
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