History Series / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

4th Jun '16 10:56:35 PM overman2099
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BittersweetEnding: Not so much for the show itself but for [[spoiler:Hercules himself when it came to his final appearance in the shared Hercules/Xena universe. In his final appearance in ''God Fearing Child'', he manages to save Xena's baby and finally makes peace with his stepmother Hera. However, it came at the high price of Hera dying right after Herc made his peace with her and Hercules being forced to kill his own father Zeus in order to save Xena's baby, starting a chain of events which would spell the downfall of the Olympian gods. Though, this ending does become less bitter if the Hercules-in-modern-times episodes ''Yes Virginia There Is A Hercules'' and ''For Those Of You Now Joining Us'' are taken into consideration since it shows Hercules moving past the tragedies of his life in ancient times and still leading a happy, heroic, and productive life even into the 20th Century.]]
14th May '16 12:11:19 AM ImpudentInfidel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DidNotThinkThisThrough: One episode featured a local ruler who spent all his free time in developing primitive industrialization technology that let one man do the work of five... and then realized he couldn't actually use it without putting 80% of his population out of a job.
3rd May '16 9:41:53 AM LuciaMoore
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DeathIsCheap: Unlike reality, where the destiny of the souls of the departed is left up to faith, in the HTLJ universe, Hercules (and other members of the cast, for that matter) not only ''knows'' where souls go when they die, he's actually ''visited'' the Greek versions of Heaven, Hell, and Limbo on several occasions, sometimes even rescuing friends and loved ones from them (essentially resurrecting said individuals). This is particularly jarring when the main cast is seen mourning a dead loved one, since they all know full well that mortal life is only a part of an eternal journey. In one episode, Hercules is seen greatly lamenting the passing of his mother, despite knowing (and even being shown) that her soul now lives in a perpetual paradise, and that he will eventually see her again when he dies.
2nd May '16 11:02:18 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WholePlotReference: "King for a Day" (''ThePrisonerOfZenda''), "...And Fancy Free" (''Film/StrictlyBallroom''), "Men in Pink" (''SomeLikeItHot''), "The Enforcer" (''TheTerminator'').

to:

* WholePlotReference: "King for a Day" (''ThePrisonerOfZenda''), (''Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda''), "...And Fancy Free" (''Film/StrictlyBallroom''), "Men in Pink" (''SomeLikeItHot''), (''Film/SomeLikeItHot''), "The Enforcer" (''TheTerminator'').(''Film/TheTerminator'').
1st May '16 10:23:36 AM PepsiTwist
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*StrawFeminist: The Amazons in Hercules and the Amazon Women.
26th Apr '16 6:45:51 PM PepsiTwist
Is there an issue? Send a Message


The series was informally "ended" in ''WesternAnimation/HerculesAndXenaTheAnimatedMovieTheBattleForMountOlympus'', an AnimatedAdaptation that combined the two series into one last adventure.

to:

The series was informally "ended" in ''WesternAnimation/HerculesAndXenaTheAnimatedMovieTheBattleForMountOlympus'', an AnimatedAdaptation that combined the two series into one last adventure.

12th Apr '16 7:59:15 AM PepsiTwist
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Strife. Now, there is no doubt that he was extremely goofy and often harmless, but there where moments where he was actually a genuine threat, even bordering on MagnificentBastard to the point that he even impressed Ares from time to time. In fact, he would be a much bigger threat if not for Hercules, something that tends to be forgotten thanks to his over the top silliness. In the series Young Hercules this is expanded even further, actually making a much bigger threat and more than capable of going head to head with Hercules and playing him like harp. Let's not forget this guy was TheDragon for Ares.

to:

* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Strife. Now, there is no doubt that he was extremely goofy and often harmless, but there where moments where he was actually a genuine threat, even bordering on MagnificentBastard to the point that he even impressed Ares from time to time. In fact, he would be a much bigger threat if not for Hercules, something that tends to be forgotten thanks to his over the top silliness. In the series Young Hercules this is expanded even further, actually making a much bigger threat and more than capable of going head to head with Hercules and playing him like harp. Let's not forget this guy was TheDragon for Ares. Most egregious example being when he murdered Hercules second wife Serena while she and Herc were asleep.


Added DiffLines:

*WoundedGazelleGambit: Xena does this in "The Warrior Princess" to make it looked like Hercules ambushed her and tried to kill her in order to further her plot in turning Iolus against him.
1st Apr '16 3:49:23 PM wrm5
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LoveableCoward: Salmoneus. He openly admits he's a coward, but has stood up from time to time.

to:

* LoveableCoward: LovableCoward: Salmoneus. He openly admits he's a coward, but has stood up from time to time.
31st Mar '16 7:56:23 PM wrm5
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* LoveableCoward: Salmoneus. He openly admits he's a coward, but has stood up from time to time.
31st Mar '16 1:03:07 PM wrm5
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheDulcineaEffect: {{Exploited|Trope}} by Xena in her first appearance. She played herself up as an underdog warrior princess bravely fighting against evil and seeking male companions to love her and fight for her. She used this trick to con Iolaus into fighting Hercules, and it's implied she got most of her recruits this way.
This list shows the last 10 events of 202. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys