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'''Rise of the Argonauts''' is a video game based off of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, developed by LiquidEntertainment and Published by Codemasters. When his bride-to-be Alceme is murdered, King Jason of Iolcus sets out to find the Golden Fleece, which is said to have the power to raise the dead. Apollo's oracle tells Jason that he must find the bloodlines of Ares, Athena, and Hermes to open the path to where the Fleece is located. ''Rise of the Argonauts'' is built around a conversation tree system similar to the one in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', with choices drawing from the virtues of Ares, Athena, Apollo, and Hermes. The gods also have favored weapons, respectively the mace, spear, shield, and sword, all of which Jason carries into battle. * AbsurdCuttingPower: sword finishing attacks can bisect the target at the waist. Spear finishing attacks can include decapitation by shield strike. * ActionGirl: Atalanta. * AlcoholHic: one of the Silver Guard on Kythra was heavily inebriated when they all turned to stone. He wants ''mead!'' * AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Nico confesses that he killed Diodorous on Kythra]] shortly after taking an Ionian spear through the gut. * AndIMustScream: it appears that the people on Kythra had some semblance of consciousness while turned to stone. [[spoiler:Prometheus and Epimetheus are trapped in Tartarus and used to create the Blacktongues' constructs; Jason has to end their suffering to proceed]]. * BadassCrew: the Argonauts, of course. * BattleOfWits: Phaedon's boss fight begins with a battle of rhetoric. After losing, he cuts to the chase and pulls a sword. * TheBeastmaster: Nessus has managed to tame manticores. [[spoiler:And Hepna'je]]. * BigBad: no surprise if you know your ClassicalMythology, it's [[spoiler:Uncle Pelias]]. * BiggerBad: Hecate. * TheBlacksmith: Daedalus maintains the arms and armor of Mycenae's arena combatants. You can help him escape King Minos's minions and take him on as a crew member. * BloodKnight: Ares is depicted as one and his virtues lean toward might making right. * CanonForeigner: Alceme appears nowhere in ClassicalMythology. * CoolShip: the ''Argo'' has space for everyone, a shrine to the gods, and a Bronze Age self-propulsion and direction mechanism. * CoolSword: Jason picks up a few along the way. * DamselInDistress: The action starts after Alceme is murdered, and the rest of the game is Jason trying to change that. * DecapitationPresentation: Jason briefly does so after defeating the boss of Saria. * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Jason's final opponent in his trial by combat is the undefeated arena champion Achilles. ** DefeatMeansFriendship: Achilles joins the crew after completing Mycenae. * {{Determinator}}: Jason will walk through Tartarus to bring his wife back to life. Nobody that stands in his way does so for long. * DialogueTree * DuelBoss: A few. * EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The Golden Fleece armor boosts Jason's attributes and gives him constant health regeneration.]] * [[spoiler:EvilChancellor / EvilUncle: Pelias]]. * TheFagin: the Stork, a crime boss on Mycenae, uses children to pick pockets and learn secrets. * {{Foreshadowing}} / HarsherInHindsight: when Jason makes him regent, Pelias tells him that any who would do harm to Iolcus will have to come through him. [[spoiler:He says "come through me," not "go through me." He lets the Blacktongues and Ionians into Iolcus.]] * HeroesFightBarehanded: Hercules punches and wrestles enemies to death. Since he's the WorldsStrongestMan, it's quite effective. * HollywoodToneDeaf: Bolo, an orphan on Mycenae, has an atrocious song/sales pitch. Sitting through the whole thing is a deed worthy of the gods. * HomeRunHitter: occasionally, mace finishing blows will knock the target's ragdoll a ridiculous distance. * HonorBeforeReason: some Kythrans take Athena's virtues as unbendable laws. * HotWitch: Medea. * InstantRunes * JerkJock: Achilles is the undefeated champion of the Mycenae arena. It's the only thing he's got going for him and he milks it for all it's worth before he leaves. * KickTheDog: near the end of your quest, [[spoiler:a Blacktongue sneaks onto the ''Argo'' and kills Argos. Just Argos. He could have attacked anyone else, but decided to gut the old shipwright]]. * KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:in Tartarus, you encounter the bosses from the three islands and can fight them again. By the rules of the setting, death in Tartarus is final.]] * LetsPlay: one done by LetsPlay/BurningDogFace. * NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: some characters have names from classical myth but don't appear to actually be those characters (e.g. Pandora is a fortuneteller on Iolcus). * OracularUrchin: Apollo's current oracle appears to be a young girl. * PetTheDog: Apollo-favoured choices are generally of this flavour. * PowerGlows: the Golden Fleece. * RaisedByNatives: orphaned after her parents were killed, Atalanta was taken in by the Nysiros centaurs. * RuleOfThree: three bloodlines, three weapons, three battles in the arena (twice). * TacticalRockPaperScissors: the spear, sword, and mace are each strong against one and weak against another. * TakenForGranite: Everyone on Kythra was turned to stone in the middle of an Ionian attack. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The boss of Saria is killed using all of Jason's weapons: crushing his weapon hand with the mace, slipping a spear between his ribs, and finally sending a sword through his throat and decapitating him. Hermes deems this to be awesome enough to warrant a statue. * TrailersAlwaysLie: the trailer shows Jason confronting an enormous angry rock-man. [[spoiler:It's Prometheus, who only wants Jason to end his suffering.]] * TrialByCombat: King Lycomedes of Mycenae forces Jason to fight in the arena to prove that Alceme's death is not his fault. The first trial puts him in the arena alongside Pytheas, a debtor. If Pytheas survives, his debts are forgiven and he decides to leave Mycenae. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Some Blacktongues have the power to change into crows.
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'''Rise of the Argonauts''' is a video game based off of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, developed by LiquidEntertainment and Published by Codemasters. When his bride-to-be Alceme is murdered, King Jason of Iolcus sets out to find the Golden Fleece, which is said to have the power to raise the dead. Apollo's oracle tells Jason that he must find the bloodlines of Ares, Athena, and Hermes to open the path to where the Fleece is located. ''Rise of the Argonauts'' is built around a conversation tree system similar to the one in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', with choices drawing from the virtues of Ares, Athena, Apollo, and Hermes. The gods also have favored weapons, respectively the mace, spear, shield, and sword, all of which Jason carries into battle. * AbsurdCuttingPower: sword finishing attacks can bisect the target at the waist. Spear finishing attacks can include decapitation by shield strike. * ActionGirl: Atalanta. * AlcoholHic: one of the Silver Guard on Kythra was heavily inebriated when they all turned to stone. He wants ''mead!'' * AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Nico confesses that he killed Diodorous on Kythra]] shortly after taking an Ionian spear through the gut. * AndIMustScream: it appears that the people on Kythra had some semblance of consciousness while turned to stone. [[spoiler:Prometheus and Epimetheus are trapped in Tartarus and used to create the Blacktongues' constructs; Jason has to end their suffering to proceed]]. * BadassCrew: the Argonauts, of course. * BattleOfWits: Phaedon's boss fight begins with a battle of rhetoric. After losing, he cuts to the chase and pulls a sword. * TheBeastmaster: Nessus has managed to tame manticores. [[spoiler:And Hepna'je]]. * BigBad: no surprise if you know your ClassicalMythology, it's [[spoiler:Uncle Pelias]]. * BiggerBad: Hecate. * TheBlacksmith: Daedalus maintains the arms and armor of Mycenae's arena combatants. You can help him escape King Minos's minions and take him on as a crew member. * BloodKnight: Ares is depicted as one and his virtues lean toward might making right. * CanonForeigner: Alceme appears nowhere in ClassicalMythology. * CoolShip: the ''Argo'' has space for everyone, a shrine to the gods, and a Bronze Age self-propulsion and direction mechanism. * CoolSword: Jason picks up a few along the way. * DamselInDistress: The action starts after Alceme is murdered, and the rest of the game is Jason trying to change that. * DecapitationPresentation: Jason briefly does so after defeating the boss of Saria. * DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Jason's final opponent in his trial by combat is the undefeated arena champion Achilles. ** DefeatMeansFriendship: Achilles joins the crew after completing Mycenae. * {{Determinator}}: Jason will walk through Tartarus to bring his wife back to life. Nobody that stands in his way does so for long. * DialogueTree * DuelBoss: A few. * EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The Golden Fleece armor boosts Jason's attributes and gives him constant health regeneration.]] * [[spoiler:EvilChancellor / EvilUncle: Pelias]]. * TheFagin: the Stork, a crime boss on Mycenae, uses children to pick pockets and learn secrets. * {{Foreshadowing}} / HarsherInHindsight: when Jason makes him regent, Pelias tells him that any who would do harm to Iolcus will have to come through him. [[spoiler:He says "come through me," not "go through me." He lets the Blacktongues and Ionians into Iolcus.]] * HeroesFightBarehanded: Hercules punches and wrestles enemies to death. Since he's the WorldsStrongestMan, it's quite effective. * HollywoodToneDeaf: Bolo, an orphan on Mycenae, has an atrocious song/sales pitch. Sitting through the whole thing is a deed worthy of the gods. * HomeRunHitter: occasionally, mace finishing blows will knock the target's ragdoll a ridiculous distance. * HonorBeforeReason: some Kythrans take Athena's virtues as unbendable laws. * HotWitch: Medea. * InstantRunes * JerkJock: Achilles is the undefeated champion of the Mycenae arena. It's the only thing he's got going for him and he milks it for all it's worth before he leaves. * KickTheDog: near the end of your quest, [[spoiler:a Blacktongue sneaks onto the ''Argo'' and kills Argos. Just Argos. He could have attacked anyone else, but decided to gut the old shipwright]]. * KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:in Tartarus, you encounter the bosses from the three islands and can fight them again. By the rules of the setting, death in Tartarus is final.]] * LetsPlay: one done by LetsPlay/BurningDogFace. * NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: some characters have names from classical myth but don't appear to actually be those characters (e.g. Pandora is a fortuneteller on Iolcus). * OracularUrchin: Apollo's current oracle appears to be a young girl. * PetTheDog: Apollo-favoured choices are generally of this flavour. * PowerGlows: the Golden Fleece. * RaisedByNatives: orphaned after her parents were killed, Atalanta was taken in by the Nysiros centaurs. * RuleOfThree: three bloodlines, three weapons, three battles in the arena (twice). * TacticalRockPaperScissors: the spear, sword, and mace are each strong against one and weak against another. * TakenForGranite: Everyone on Kythra was turned to stone in the middle of an Ionian attack. * ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The boss of Saria is killed using all of Jason's weapons: crushing his weapon hand with the mace, slipping a spear between his ribs, and finally sending a sword through his throat and decapitating him. Hermes deems this to be awesome enough to warrant a statue. * TrailersAlwaysLie: the trailer shows Jason confronting an enormous angry rock-man. [[spoiler:It's Prometheus, who only wants Jason to end his suffering.]] * TrialByCombat: King Lycomedes of Mycenae forces Jason to fight in the arena to prove that Alceme's death is not his fault. The first trial puts him in the arena alongside Pytheas, a debtor. If Pytheas survives, his debts are forgiven and he decides to leave Mycenae. * VoluntaryShapeshifting: Some Blacktongues have the power to change into crows.[[redirect:VideoGame/RiseOfTheArgonauts]]
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The boss of Saria is killed using all of Jason's weapons: crushing his weapon hand with the mace, slipping a spear between his ribs, and finally sending a sword through his throat and decapitating him. Hermes deems this to be awesome enough to warrant a statue.
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* {{Foreshadowing}} / HarsherInHindsight: when Jason makes him regent, Pelias tells him that any who would do harm to Iolcus will have to come through him. [[spoiler:He says "come though me," not "go through me." He lets the Blacktongues and Ionians into Iolcus.]]
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* {{Foreshadowing}} / HarsherInHindsight: when Jason makes him regent, Pelias tells him that any who would do harm to Iolcus will have to come through him. [[spoiler:He says "come though through me," not "go through me." He lets the Blacktongues and Ionians into Iolcus.]]
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* AlcoholHic: one of the Silver Guard on Kythras was heavily inebriated when they all turned to stone.
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Rise of The Argonauts is a video game based off of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts.
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Rise '''Rise of The Argonauts the Argonauts''' is a video game based off of the myth of Jason and the Argonauts.Argonauts, developed by LiquidEntertainment and Published by Codemasters. When his bride-to-be Alceme is murdered, King Jason of Iolcus sets out to find the Golden Fleece, which is said to have the power to raise the dead. Apollo's oracle tells Jason that he must find the bloodlines of Ares, Athena, and Hermes to open the path to where the Fleece is located. ''Rise of the Argonauts'' is built around a conversation tree system similar to the one in ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', with choices drawing from the virtues of Ares, Athena, Apollo, and Hermes. The gods also have favored weapons, respectively the mace, spear, shield, and sword, all of which Jason carries into battle. *AbsurdCuttingPower: sword finishing attacks can bisect the target at the waist. Spear finishing attacks can include decapitation by shield strike. *ActionGirl: Atalanta. *AlcoholHic: one of the Silver Guard on Kythras was heavily inebriated when they all turned to stone. *AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:Nico confesses that he killed Diodorous on Kythra]] shortly after taking an Ionian spear through the gut. *AndIMustScream: it appears that the people on Kythra had some semblance of consciousness while turned to stone. [[spoiler:Prometheus and Epimetheus are trapped in Tartarus and used to create the Blacktongues' constructs; Jason has to end their suffering to proceed]]. *BadassCrew: the Argonauts, of course. *BattleOfWits: Phaedon's boss fight begins with a battle of rhetoric. After losing, he cuts to the chase and pulls a sword. *BigBad: no surprise if you know your ClassicalMythology, it's [[spoiler:Uncle Pelias]]. *BiggerBad: Hecate. *TheBlacksmith: Daedalus maintains the arms and armor of Mycenae's arena combatants. You can help him escape King Minos's minions and take him on as a crew member. *CanonForeigner: Alceme appears nowhere in ClassicalMythology. *CoolShip: the ''Argo'' has space for everyone, a shrine to the gods, and a Bronze Age self-propulsion and direction mechanism. *CoolSword: Jason picks up a few along the way. *DamselInDistress: The action starts after Alceme is murdered, and the rest of the game is Jason trying to change that. *DecapitationPresentation: Jason briefly does so after defeating the boss of Saria. *DefeatingTheUndefeatable: Jason's final opponent in his trial by combat is the undefeated arena champion Achilles. **DefeatMeansFriendship: Achilles joins the crew after completing Mycenae. *{{Determinator}}: Jason will walk through Tartarus to bring his wife back to life. Nobody that stands in his way does so for long. *DialogueTree *DuelBoss: A few. *EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:The Golden Fleece armor boosts Jason's attributes and gives him constant health regeneration.]] *[[spoiler:EvilChancellor / EvilUncle: Pelias]]. *TheFagin: the Stork, a crime boss on Mycenae, uses children to pick pockets and learn secrets. *HeroesFightBarehanded: Hercules punches and wrestles enemies to death. Since he's the WorldsStrongestMan, it's quite effective. *HomeRunHitter: occasionally, mace finishing blows will knock the target's ragdoll a ridiculous distance. *HonorBeforeReason: some Kythrans take Athena's virtues as unbendable laws. *HotWitch: Medea. *InstantRunes *JerkJock: Achilles is the undefeated champion of the Mycenae arena. It's the only thing he's got going for him and he milks it for all it's worth before he leaves. *LetsPlay: one done by LetsPlay/BurningDogFace. *OracularUrchin: Apollo's current oracle appears to be a young girl. *PowerGlows: the Golden Fleece. *RaisedByNatives: orphaned after her parents were killed, Atalanta was taken in by the Nysiros centaurs. *RuleOfThree: three bloodlines, three weapons, three battles in the arena (twice). *TacticalRockPaperScissors: the spear, sword, and mace are each strong against one and weak against another. *TakenForGranite: Everyone on Kythra was turned to stone in the middle of an Ionian attack. *TrailersAlwaysLie: the trailer shows Jason confronting an enormous angry rock-man. [[spoiler:It's Prometheus, who only wants Jason to end his suffering.]] *TrialByCombat: King Lycomedes of Mycenae forces Jason to fight in the arena to prove that Alceme's death is not his fault. The first trial puts him in the arena alongside Pytheas, a debtor. If Pytheas survives, his debts are forgiven and he decides to leave Mycenae. *VoluntaryShapeshifting: Some Blacktongues have the power to change into crows.
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