History Main / Medusa

1st Dec '16 6:50:23 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Originally a character in Myth/ClassicalMythology, Medusa has taken a life of her own, and now exists in all kinds of fantasy sometimes as a person, [[AKindOfOne sometimes as an entire species]]. Medusa's main characteristics are snakes for hair and that people [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]] just by seeing her face. Oh, and [[LogicBomb don't look]] at the illustration!

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Originally a character in Myth/ClassicalMythology, Medusa has taken a life of her own, and now exists in all kinds of fantasy sometimes as a person, [[AKindOfOne sometimes as an entire species]]. Medusa's main characteristics are snakes for hair and that people [[TakenForGranite turn to stone]] just by seeing her face. Oh, and [[LogicBomb So [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou don't look]] look at the illustration!
that illustration]].
29th Nov '16 5:49:20 AM Morgenthaler
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31st Oct '16 12:53:23 PM Marilla
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* ''VisualNovel/AstoriaFatesKiss'' also features the actual Medusa. She is a Gorgon in the middle of a mob war with her sisters, and is a romance option. She has red hair and can turn people to stone with her red hair. However, she hates how people think of her in mythology.
16th Aug '16 10:42:47 AM Prfnoff
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* Medusa heads are a recurring enemy in the ''{{Franchise/Castlevania}}'' games. Many games of the series have her appear as a {{Snake Pe|ople}}rson. Two games have her appear as a gigantic head instead. For some reason.

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* Medusa heads are a recurring enemy in the ''{{Franchise/Castlevania}}'' games. games, with the gold variant able to inflict a petrification StatusEffect starting in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight''. Many games of the series have her Medusa herself appear as a {{Snake Pe|ople}}rson. Two games have her appear as a gigantic head instead. For instead for some reason.
1st Aug '16 7:59:34 AM DaibhidC
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [[InstandSeduction seduce men]].

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [[InstandSeduction [[InstantSeduction seduce men]].


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* One of the students at ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh'', called Dusa for short.
17th Jul '16 8:53:28 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' was a bit unusual in that its Medusa was not humanoid. Instead, she was a huge snake with a somewhat humanoid torso on it. The original even added a rattlesnake tail, [[HellIsThatNoise so she didn't even need to appear on the screen to scare people]]. Both versions turn her into an [[ColdSniper expert archer]] - with added sociopathy in the remake, where she [[GigglingVillain laughs]] as she either shoots or petrifies people. In the original film, Medusa was cursed by ''Aphrodite'', for being a willing sexual participant in her temple. Aphrodite then cursed her into her monstrous form out of jealousy. Additionally, in the original film, she was scaly and monstrous all over, while in the remake she was rather beautiful [[GameFace except when she petrified people]].

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', and [[Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010 the 2010 remake]], was a bit unusual in that its Medusa was not humanoid. Instead, she was a huge snake with a somewhat humanoid torso on it. The original even added a rattlesnake tail, [[HellIsThatNoise so she didn't even need to appear on the screen to scare people]]. Both versions turn her into an [[ColdSniper expert archer]] - with added sociopathy in the remake, where she [[GigglingVillain laughs]] as she either shoots or petrifies people. In the original film, Medusa was cursed by ''Aphrodite'', for being a willing sexual participant in her temple. Aphrodite then cursed her into her monstrous form out of jealousy. Additionally, in the original film, she was scaly and monstrous all over, while in the remake she was rather beautiful [[GameFace except when she petrified people]].



* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a champion named Cassiopeia which is a snake-woman very similar to that in the Clash of the Titans movie. She has snake hair and her ultimate ability is to turn enemies into stone in a cone in front of her. Her name is even tangentially related - Cassiopeia was the mother of the princess that Perseus was out to save.

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has a champion named Cassiopeia which is a snake-woman very similar to that in the Clash ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans movie.Titans|1981}}''. She has snake hair and her ultimate ability is to turn enemies into stone in a cone in front of her. Her name is even tangentially related - related: Cassiopeia was the mother of the princess that Perseus was out to save.



* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' has Steve Irwin fighting against a Medusa. The fight ends with a ShoutOut to the ending of the original ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' has Steve Irwin fighting against a Medusa. The fight ends with a ShoutOut to the ending of the original ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''.''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}''.
13th Jul '16 1:16:30 AM MercutioDreams
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* The song "[[https://youtube.com/watch?v=c4WCK8P-LHg Medusa]]" by folk artist Heather Dale (which provides the page quote) describes a Medusa who has chosen to own her identity as a monster in the face of other people's scorn.
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11th Jun '16 6:43:31 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/HolyUmbrella'' has a villainess named Donderadusa, who, aside from magically [[TakenForGranite turning people into stone]], looks and acts much more like a stereotypical CatGirl than a classical Gorgon.
5th Mar '16 3:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.

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* In issue four of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' which featured the Silver Age return of CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Cap encounters an alien who turned the other Avengers to stone with a special ray. The alien had been stranded on Earth for thousands of years living in a cave and Cap surmised that the alien's wild hair, made him look like a woman in the shadows and was the basis for the myth about Medusa. Cap got the alien to change the Avengers back and helped him leave Earth and return home. The alien would turn out to belong to the D'Bari, whose planet was later destroyed when the [[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga Dark Phoenix]] caused their sun to go nova.
5th Feb '16 4:01:18 PM jormis29
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [InstandSeduction seduce men]].

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. The show had Sedusa; a character with tentacle-like hair (wasn't snakes but definitely had a life of its own) whose speciality was to, [[MeaningfulName yes]], [InstandSeduction [[InstandSeduction seduce men]].
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