History Series / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

11th Jun '17 8:07:25 PM nombretomado
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* AnimatedAdaptation: A Crossover with XenaWarriorPrincess called ''Battle for Mount Olmypus''

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* AnimatedAdaptation: A Crossover with XenaWarriorPrincess Series/XenaWarriorPrincess called ''Battle for Mount Olmypus''



* ArchangelMichael: Appears in the appropriately titled fifth season finale, "Revelations." This version of the character (along with his actor) later had appearances on ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]''.

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* ArchangelMichael: Appears in the appropriately titled fifth season finale, "Revelations." This version of the character (along with his actor) later had appearances on ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]''.



* ContinuitySnarl: Jason and Corinth. In "Once A Hero," it was made explicitly clear that he was much older than Hercules. His next appearance "The Wedding Of Alcmene" indicated he was a contemporary of Hercules' mortal stepfather, who died before Herc was born. If you saw ''Series/YoungHercules'', you can imagine the awakward retconning performed to make Jason Herc's peer. Additionally, in his first appearance, Jason was king of Argos (as in the myth), but his second appearance changed it to Corinth. This was particularly bad, as that same season had already given us "Highway to Hades" (where ''Sisyphus'' was king of Corinth). The snarl becomes real evident because the Sisyphus storyline is a follow-up to the ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "Death in Chains." The Jason retcon also subsequently affected ''Xena'', such as [[NoodleIncident the previously mentioned Battle of Corinth]]. Apparently, despite Herc and Iolaus never having heard of Xena before Season 1, she attacked their best friend's kingdom (a place that was even retconned into being their hometown, so to speak).

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* ContinuitySnarl: Jason and Corinth. In "Once A Hero," it was made explicitly clear that he was much older than Hercules. His next appearance "The Wedding Of Alcmene" indicated he was a contemporary of Hercules' mortal stepfather, who died before Herc was born. If you saw ''Series/YoungHercules'', you can imagine the awakward retconning performed to make Jason Herc's peer. Additionally, in his first appearance, Jason was king of Argos (as in the myth), but his second appearance changed it to Corinth. This was particularly bad, as that same season had already given us "Highway to Hades" (where ''Sisyphus'' was king of Corinth). The snarl becomes real evident because the Sisyphus storyline is a follow-up to the ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "Death in Chains." The Jason retcon also subsequently affected ''Xena'', such as [[NoodleIncident the previously mentioned Battle of Corinth]]. Apparently, despite Herc and Iolaus never having heard of Xena before Season 1, she attacked their best friend's kingdom (a place that was even retconned into being their hometown, so to speak).



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In "Darkness Visible," Hercules and Iolaus face vampires led by Vlad. Typically, the vampires have no reflections and drink blood (being able to turn a mortal or just feed). They also possess healing abilities. Note that these are explicitly referred to as vampires (or Strigoi) - not Bacchae, who appeared on ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/YoungHercules''.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In "Darkness Visible," Hercules and Iolaus face vampires led by Vlad. Typically, the vampires have no reflections and drink blood (being able to turn a mortal or just feed). They also possess healing abilities. Note that these are explicitly referred to as vampires (or Strigoi) - not Bacchae, who appeared on ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' and ''Series/YoungHercules''.
17th May '17 11:24:03 PM rafi
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* BigNo

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* BigNoBigNo: Used often, particularly the episode "Not Fade Away".



* DisappearedDad: One of Hercules' complaints about Zeus is that he took no visible role in his life. From "Regrets... I've Had A Few":

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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One of Hercules' complaints about Zeus is that he took no visible role in his life. From "Regrets... I've Had A Few":



* DistractedByTheSexy: Aphrodite manages to stop a huge brawl dead in its tracks simply by taking her top off. Herc thinks she's losing her touch if she has to get naked to do it.



* EvilCounterpart: The Sovereign, literally. Ares also counts, as he is an antagonistic son of Zeus.

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* EvilCounterpart: EvilCounterpart:
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The Sovereign, literally. Ares also counts, as he is an antagonistic son of Zeus.






* {{Heroic BSOD}}: Hercules suffers this several times following the deaths of his family, Serena and Iolaus. Iolaus' death in Season 5 proves to be the gravest, as it takes Hercules a couple episodes to recover from the loss.

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* {{Heroic BSOD}}: BSOD}}:
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Hercules suffers this several times following the deaths of his family, Serena and Iolaus. Iolaus' death in Season 5 proves to be the gravest, as it takes Hercules a couple episodes to recover from the loss.


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* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Aphrodite manages to stop a huge brawl dead in its tracks simply by taking her top off. Herc thinks she's losing her touch if she has to get naked to do it.
8th Apr '17 5:40:50 PM ApeAccount
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* FanService: Pretty much every female character on the show... and the male heroes as well. This show had some of the skimpiest clothes on television since ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries.''

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* FanService: Pretty much every female character on the show... and the male heroes as well. This show had some of the skimpiest clothes on television since ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries.'''' Special mention should go to Atalanta's outfit which seemed rather lacking compared to the male blacksmiths seen in the series, especially in the back.
6th Apr '17 10:15:00 AM Thorion
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* CaliforniaDoubling: New Zealand ''for ancient Greece''.
** Hilariously {{Lampshaded}} in the DVD commentary for "For Those Of You Just Joining Us" during a clip set in Eire.
-->'''Michael Hurst:''' Strange, that beach looks just like--
-->'''Kevin Sorbo:''' Very similar to Greece.
-->'''Michael Hurst:''' Yeah.
-->'''Kevin Sorbo:''' Or New Zealand or... Norway.
6th Apr '17 10:13:27 AM Thorion
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Herc's two half-brothers Ares and Iphicles bore an awfully strong remarkable resemblance to each other, despite not sharing any blood relation. (Out of universe, both were of course played by the late Kevin Smith.)
** In one episode, Aphrodite turns a pig named Catherine into a human (ItMakesSenseInContext). Catherine's human form is played by Alexandra Tydings, who plays Aphrodite. The goddess of love even compliments Catherine's attractiveness.
** Besides Iolaus, Michael Hurst played both Orestes and the Widow Twanky. Orestes is Iolaus' half-cousin and the two looking alike is a [[TwinSwitch plot point]] for both episodes he appears in. Instances of something "familiar" about the Widow Twanky, though, is played as pure LampshadeHanging. He also played Charon, although it's harder to tell under the prosthetics.
** Before playing Xena, Lucy Lawless appeared as Lyla, the human girlfriend (and then wife) of a centaur. In "Outcast" (which was produced after Xena was established), Salmoneus notes the similarity.
** Lawless also played an "Amazon" in the first ''Legendary Journeys'' MadeForTVMovie. These are different Amazons than the ones which come up later in the ''Herc/Xena'' verse. She has sex with Zeus (not knowing he's a god).
** Lisa Chappell played three different characters over the course of the series--Lydia, Dirce, and Princess Melissa--with a lampshade hanging when Dirce met Melissa in "Hercules on Trial" and commented that she was "uncommonly beautiful".
** Those who only remember Renee O'Connor as Xena's sidekick Gabrielle may be surprised to see her playing a totally different role in the second Hercules movie, "Hercules and the Lost Kingdom," as a young Trojan princess who is quite smitten with our hero.
** Joel Tobeck played a villain of the week in a Season 2 episode. He later returned to play Strife. After Strife was killed, he turned up as cousin Deimos. The resemblance between the two gods was {{Lampshaded}} in "Fade Out:"
-->'''Ares:''' They look enough alike, don't you think?\\
'''Deimos:''' Do not. I'm taller, and he's dead.
** Erik Thomson played King Daulin in the Season 1 episode "The Vanishing Dead". He would later go on to play Hades for the rest of the show's run, in four seasons of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'', and in one episode of ''Series/YoungHercules''.
** A number of the minor villains are played by the same actors. A slaver from the season 1 episode "March To Freedom" returns as the brother of the defeated warlord Demetrius in Season 2 episode "Cast A Giant Shadow." Similar, but more apparent examples are the two centaur twin brothers who both seek to kill Hercules, one for his wife, the other to avenge his dead brother.
** Also, actor Glenn Shadix played both the giant Typhon and his twin brother Typhoon.
** Robert Trebor, Salmoneus, shows up in the second MadeForTVMovie as Waylon, a slave who runs away from his mistress to become the slave of Hercules, who frees him.
5th Mar '17 10:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* OldFashionedRowboatDate: An episode that is a WholePlotReference to ''SomeLikeItHot'', a guy sees Salmoneous in drag, and pictures doing this date with him.

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* OldFashionedRowboatDate: An episode that is a WholePlotReference to ''SomeLikeItHot'', ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', a guy sees Salmoneous in drag, and pictures doing this date with him.
25th Jan '17 11:04:49 PM overman2099
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** In the fifth season, Hercules has to deal with even more divine antagonists all working their own agenda. Ares is still his archfoe for much of Season 5. Also, Dahak took center stage as an ArcVillain of the first half of the season. There were also a few deities working outside of Dahak's influence such as Dumuzi and Kernunnos who menaced Hercules. And unconnected with the rest was ArchangelMichael who had his own plans for the world in the form of the Four Horsemen towards the end of the season.
21st Dec '16 10:29:43 PM overman2099
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* AnachronismStew : Where to begin... probably that it was done intentionally for RuleOfFunny. Apparently, the big rule in the writers room was "Anything B.C." though even that seems to go out the window pretty early, as season 3 episode 9 "A Star To Guide Them" has Hercules and Iolaus witness [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} the birth of Jesus]]. And even then the writers sometimes just didn't care either way and threw in then-modern references, such as the fashion show episode in which "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is played at an event that's supposed to be in ancient Greece. Another big offender was "Darkness Visible" where Hercules met Vlad the Impaler and it was mentioned that they had fought the Turks together. Vlad and his conflict with the Turks wouldn't ''come into existence until the 1400s''.

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* AnachronismStew : Where to begin... probably that it was done intentionally for RuleOfFunny. Apparently, the big rule in the writers room was "Anything B.C." though even that seems to go out the window pretty early, as season 3 episode 9 "A Star To Guide Them" has Hercules and Iolaus witness [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} the birth of Jesus]]. And even then the writers sometimes just didn't care either way and threw in then-modern references, such as the fashion show episode in which "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is played at an event that's supposed to be in ancient Greece. Another big offender was "Darkness Visible" where Hercules met Vlad the Impaler and it was mentioned that they had fought the Turks together. Vlad and his conflict with the Turks wouldn't ''come into existence until the 1400s''.1400s in the AD era''.
21st Dec '16 10:29:26 PM overman2099
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* AnachronismStew : Where to begin... probably that it was done intentionally for RuleOfFunny. Apparently, the big rule in the writers room was "Anything B.C." though even that seems to go out the window pretty early, as season 3 episode 9 "A Star To Guide Them" has Hercules and Iolaus witness [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} the birth of Jesus]]. And even then the writers sometimes just didn't care either way and threw in then-modern references, such as the fashion show episode in which "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is played at an event that's supposed to be in ancient Greece.

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* AnachronismStew : Where to begin... probably that it was done intentionally for RuleOfFunny. Apparently, the big rule in the writers room was "Anything B.C." though even that seems to go out the window pretty early, as season 3 episode 9 "A Star To Guide Them" has Hercules and Iolaus witness [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} the birth of Jesus]]. And even then the writers sometimes just didn't care either way and threw in then-modern references, such as the fashion show episode in which "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred is played at an event that's supposed to be in ancient Greece. Another big offender was "Darkness Visible" where Hercules met Vlad the Impaler and it was mentioned that they had fought the Turks together. Vlad and his conflict with the Turks wouldn't ''come into existence until the 1400s''.
13th Dec '16 9:16:30 AM DukePresley
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* VillainessesWantHeroes: Callisto with Hercules in her first appearance.
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