History Series / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

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.
5th Dec '16 8:32:56 PM overman2099
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* BigBadEnsemble: During the fourth season, there was a little bit of this going on. Ares, Hera, and Dahak were all at large, though to varying degrees. Ares was serving as Herc's ArchEnemy and battling him the most. Hera was still active and scheming, but would only make her appearance in the season finale. Dahak was also in the background manipulating events and his presence was acknowledged by Ares. And though Hercules doesn't encounter Dahak, he does acknowledge that he'll have to deal with the evil that is Dahak sooner or later.



* 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.]]

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* 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.]]
5th Dec '16 4:41:39 PM ShinobiWolf
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** Hilariously subverted when Hercules enters the Alternate Universe, where that world's Ares is a smooth-talking God of Love, meaning the Ares we've known all along 'is' the [[EvilCounterpart evil counterpart]]

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** Hilariously subverted when Hercules enters the Alternate Universe, where that world's Ares is a smooth-talking God of Love, meaning the Ares we've known all along 'is' ''is'' the [[EvilCounterpart evil counterpart]]counterpart]].
5th Dec '16 4:40:07 PM ShinobiWolf
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** Hilariously subverted when Hercules enters the Alternate Universe, where that world's Ares is a smooth-talking God of Love, meaning the Ares we've known all along 'is' the [[EvilCounterpart]]

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** Hilariously subverted when Hercules enters the Alternate Universe, where that world's Ares is a smooth-talking God of Love, meaning the Ares we've known all along 'is' the [[EvilCounterpart]][[EvilCounterpart evil counterpart]]
5th Dec '16 4:39:01 PM ShinobiWolf
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** Hilariously subverted when Hercules enters the Alternate Universe, where that world's Ares is a smooth-talking God of Love, meaning the Ares we've known all along 'is' the [[EvilCounterpart]]


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15th Nov '16 11:40:22 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* IAmSpartacus: In one episode, Herc was put to trial for being essentially a vigilante, inspiring other people to try and repeat his feats to disastrous results and some other bullshit like that (it was all set up by Ares). In the end, first the judge and then other participants indicate that they share Herc's views and are ready to share his responsibility by saying, "I'm Hercules as well".
** Actually, Ares had nothing to do with it, though he did enjoy Hercules being ArrestedForHeroism.

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* IAmSpartacus: In one episode, Herc was put to trial for being essentially a vigilante, inspiring other people to try and repeat his feats to disastrous results and some other bullshit like that (it was all set up by Ares). that. In the end, first the judge Iolaus claims to be Hercules and then other participants indicate explains that he means that figuratively. Then others join him; they share Herc's views and are ready to share his responsibility by saying, "I'm Hercules as well".
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well". Ultimately, even the judge himself says it. [[note]] Ares had nothing to do with it, though he did enjoy Hercules being ArrestedForHeroism.ArrestedForHeroism. [[/note]]
17th Oct '16 11:47:15 PM whateveryousay21
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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]].

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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.



** Possibly because his Greek name, Heracles, has the ironic meaning "Hera's Glory." Even if people do not know the meaning, it would sound odd to have his name sound so similar to hers.

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** Possibly because his Greek name, Heracles, has the ironic meaning "Hera's Glory." Even if people do not know the meaning, it would sound odd to have his name sound so similar to hers. Then again, "Hercules" has been the more commonly used name in various works of contemporary fiction so it may have been a matter of simply using the familiar name.
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