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29th May '18 8:33:26 AM BeccARRR
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* The little known 1978 anime film Metamorphoses, which is based on ''Literature/TheMetamorphoses'' by Ovid, features Medusa as a blonde girl who can change her appearance into a hideous, fanged monster. It is her decapitated head that turns into Pegasus, not her blood as in the myth. Oddly, Pegasus is also depicted as a hybrid between a horse and snake.
20th May '18 7:42:55 AM Storygirl000
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* One of the ''Toys/MonsterHigh'' characters is a son of Medusa, Deuce Gorgon. He has a snake mohawk and normally wears sunglasses to protect his friends from his petrifying gaze (which wears off after 24 hours). He also has a cousin, Viperine (Stheno's daughter), who has (mostly) normal hair and lacks the ability to petrify people.
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26th Apr '18 4:37:18 PM ultimomant
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** Later in Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus. Percy meets the two other Gorgons, Stheno and Euryale. They can't freeze people though, they're also a little touchy about it so don't bring it up. Apparently they had faded away but were restored by a demigod [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve googling their names]].

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** Later in Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus.''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus''. Percy meets the two other Gorgons, Stheno and Euryale. They can't freeze people though, they're also a little touchy about it so don't bring it up. Apparently they had faded away but were restored by a demigod [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve googling their names]].


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** Percy and his friends also end up facing the Gorgons' parents, Phorcys and Keto.
24th Apr '18 10:01:20 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' episode "Meddie," a version of Medusa, appears as a beautiful young woman at first, before her hideous true form is revealed.

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* In ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' ''Series/LandOfTheLost1974'' episode "Meddie," "Medusa", a version of Medusa, Medusa who calls herself "Meddy", appears as a beautiful young woman at first, before her hideous true form is revealed.revealed. Her stone gaze only worked in her true form, but it worked on anything she looked at, even plants. She could control vines around her garden (eventually turning them to stone out of anger for [[YouHaveFailedMe letting the heroes escape]]). She also had a mirror where her reflection could move on its own and talk to her, but she could only confront it in her pretty form so she would not turn herself to stone. Her reflection constantly scolded her because of her vanity and ego, telling her to just turn Holly to stone right away instead of trying to beautify her or waiting for the others to arrive. Jack defeats her by finding the mirror and showing it to her in her true form. Right before she turned to stone, her reflection commented that she should have listened to her warnings.
24th Apr '18 5:26:31 PM TheMartianGeek1
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** Special mention goes to the gorgon [[DimensionalTraveler planeswalker]] [[Characters/MagicTheGatheringPlaneswalkersPostMending Vraska]].
8th Apr '18 4:30:10 AM Hanz
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* Medusa shows up in the first ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. Her sister Eurayle was also a boss in the second game.

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* Medusa shows up in the first ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''. Her sister Eurayle was also a boss in the second game. In both games, Kratos chops off their heads and uses them as weapons to petrify enemies.
31st Mar '18 1:16:46 AM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'': In "Heroes", Jeremiah Surd makes his Quest World avatar turn into Medusa. In addition to the stone gaze, the snakes could detach and their venom could partially petrify. He manages to petrify Race and Jessie, and his snakes petrify Jonny's hand and foot. Jonny defeats him by making his see his own reflection, which turns him to stone and restores the others.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'': In "Heroes", Jeremiah Surd makes his Quest World avatar turn into Medusa. In addition to the stone gaze, the snakes could detach and their venom could partially petrify. He manages to petrify Race and Jessie, and his snakes petrify Jonny's hand and foot. Jonny defeats him by making his him see his own reflection, which turns him to stone and restores the others.
21st Mar '18 1:28:23 AM AgProv
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* ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Bad Hair Day'', by Creator/AAPessimal, expands on the throwaway canonical mention of a Medusa as a Watchwoman, explores the particular day-by-day trials of a gorgon policewoman, and expands on the Discworld's Fantasy Counterpart of Useful/Notes/{{Greece}}, Ephebe.

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* ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Bad ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5464274/1/So-You-Think-You-Had-A-Bad-Hair-Day Bad Hair Day'', Day]]'', by Creator/AAPessimal, expands on the throwaway canonical mention of a Medusa as a Watchwoman, explores the particular day-by-day trials of a gorgon policewoman, and expands on the Discworld's Fantasy Counterpart of Useful/Notes/{{Greece}}, UsefulNotes/{{Greece}}, Ephebe.
21st Mar '18 1:24:59 AM AgProv
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* ''{{Discworld}}'' fic ''Bad Hair Day'', by Creator/AAPessimal, expands on the throwaway canonical mention of a Medusa as a Watchwoman, explores the particular day-by-day trials of a gorgon policewoman, and expands on the Discworld's Fantasy Counterpart of Useful/Notes/{{Greece}}, Ephebe.
22nd Feb '18 8:06:53 PM Drakos25
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The other Roman origin is that Medusa was a virgin priestess of Athena, but her incredibly beauty attracted the attentions of the god Poseidon. Eventually Poseidon raped Medusa in Athena's temple. In some versions of this Origin, Medusa actively sought refuge from Poseidon in Athena's temple; in others she was simply performing her duties when he came for her. In either case [[JerkassGods Athena did nothing to stop the rape, choosing instead to punish Medusa for being violated by turning her into her new hideous form]]. She was then banished to a desolate island until Perseus slew her.

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The other Roman origin is that Medusa was a virgin priestess of Athena, but her incredibly beauty attracted the attentions of the god Poseidon. Eventually Reciprocating, she (with a little help from her sisters) let Poseidon raped Medusa in into Athena's temple. In some versions of this Origin, Medusa actively sought refuge from Poseidon in Athena's temple; in others she was simply performing temple and slept with him on the altar. Athena, understandably pissed that her duties when he came for her. In either case [[JerkassGods Athena priestess not only broke her vows but did nothing to stop the rape, choosing instead to punish Medusa for being violated nasty in her temple, punished her by turning her into her new hideous form]].form. She was then banished to a desolate island until Perseus slew her.
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