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22nd May '16 3:34:09 PM OlmoJV
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* One happens in the climax of ''Film/{{Pompeii}}'' and in the streets of the titular city as the infamous eruption of Vesuvius happens: [[spoiler:[[BigBad Senator Corvus]] rides a chariot in an attempt to escape the doomed city with [[DamselInDistress Lady Cassia]] and [[TheHero Milo]] chases them on horseback. The chase ends as the chariot crashes into a temple, culminating in the last fight]].




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* Twice in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'', the titular hero does this to advance the plot -- first by reaching Babylon and then chasing down one of the antagonists. The player has to not only pick the proper way to turn (which may not always be obvious) but also ram into enemies and strike them out of the chariot before they can kill you.
3rd May '16 10:22:10 PM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Martian royal caste often race in chariots pulled by a pair of Royal Karns,3.5 metre tall bipedal birds.
6th Mar '16 4:09:44 PM nombretomado
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* This happens in an episode of ''CareBears'' set in Ancient Rome times.

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* This happens in an episode of ''CareBears'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'' set in Ancient Rome times.
26th Feb '16 4:40:18 AM Menshevik
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In real life, people ''[[SeriousBusiness rioted]]'' over their favourite teams, most famously the Nika riots of 532 in Constantinople. There were two major factions, the Greens and Blues, and while your loyalty to the Emperor might shift, your loyalty to your chariot team was set for ''life''. Hell, loyalty to a chariot team was, on more than one occasion, the reason for an Emperor's fall.

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In real life, people such antics would have got a charioteer lynched. People ''[[SeriousBusiness rioted]]'' over their favourite teams, most famously the Nika riots of 532 in Constantinople. There were four (later six) traditional teams named after colours; in the Byzantine Empire the two major factions, factions were the Greens and Blues, and while your loyalty to the Emperor might shift, your loyalty to your chariot team was set for ''life''. Hell, loyalty to a chariot team was, on more than one occasion, the reason for an Emperor's fall.


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* ''Recap/AsterixAndTheCauldron'' briefly shows a chariot race in Roman Gaul as Astérix and Obélix attempt to win the money they need by betting.
22nd Jan '16 11:29:37 AM DarkPhoenix94
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In real life, people ''[[SeriousBusiness rioted]]'' over their favourite teams, most famously the Nika riots of 532 in Constantinople. There were two major factions, the Greens and Blues, and while your loyalty to the Emperor might shift, your loyalty to your chariot team was set for ''life''.

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In real life, people ''[[SeriousBusiness rioted]]'' over their favourite teams, most famously the Nika riots of 532 in Constantinople. There were two major factions, the Greens and Blues, and while your loyalty to the Emperor might shift, your loyalty to your chariot team was set for ''life''.
''life''. Hell, loyalty to a chariot team was, on more than one occasion, the reason for an Emperor's fall.
5th Dec '15 7:20:02 PM ACW
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: FilmThePhantomMenace'' pod race is more than just a futuristic version of chariot racing: the sequence of the pod race and plot developments during it is straight out of ''Ben-Hur''.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: FilmThePhantomMenace'' Film/ThePhantomMenace'' pod race is more than just a futuristic version of chariot racing: the sequence of the pod race and plot developments during it is straight out of ''Ben-Hur''.
11th Oct '15 12:57:29 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Greece Lightning", the boys stage a chariot race through Danville's streets after learning about ancient Greece.

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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Greece Lightning", the boys stage a chariot race through Danville's streets after learning about ancient Greece.
3rd Mar '15 6:10:13 PM LongLiveHumour
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* The ''StarWars'' pod race is more than just a futuristic version of chariot racing: the sequence of the pod race and plot developments during it is straight out of ''Ben-Hur''.

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* The ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: FilmThePhantomMenace'' pod race is more than just a futuristic version of chariot racing: the sequence of the pod race and plot developments during it is straight out of ''Ben-Hur''.
18th Jan '15 12:16:01 PM Seanette
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* ''Film/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' introduces us to near-adult Moses by showing him racing through the city with adoptive brother Rameses, [[DrivesLikeCrazy creating various forms of havoc]].
24th Dec '14 5:47:06 PM Specialist290
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** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of ''Literature/BenHur'', preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race wasn't staged, and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.

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** Don't forget to check out the ''silent'' version of ''Literature/BenHur'', preferably a decent print at the right speed. Apparently one of the more spectacular accidents in the original chariot race [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't staged, staged]], and the stunt driver only barely escaped with his life.
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