History TearJerker / TheHeroesOfOlympus

29th Mar '18 8:49:02 AM akanesarumara
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** [[spoiler: To wit, Zeus made the capital mistake of cheating on Hera with the same woman twice, the second time being in his Roman form. To save his behind, he gave the kid the name Jason because Hera liked the original Jason, leader of the Argonauts, and promised her his life. Repeat, Zeus ''sold his own son and threw him under the bus to switch Hera from erupting-in-rage to merely simmering in anger''. Then when the boy was two, Hera actually came and took the kid away, not telling anyone where she is taking him. This being the last straw and Jason being the only reason she stayed behind at that point anyway, Thalia left her mother (and later got herself killed trying to protect her friends on the border of the camp) who she deemed equally guilty of selling Jason, not even mentioning to anyone she has a brother because it was too painful before she got to finally meet him.]]

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** [[spoiler: To wit, Zeus made the capital mistake of cheating on Hera with the same woman twice, the second time being in his Roman form. To save his behind, he gave the kid the name Jason because Hera liked the original Jason, leader of the Argonauts, and promised her his life. Repeat, Zeus ''sold his own son and threw him under the bus to switch Hera from erupting-in-rage to merely simmering in anger''. Then when the boy was two, Hera actually came and took the kid away, not telling anyone where she is taking him. Thalia describes having let her baby brother leave her sight for ''two minutes'' before it happened and running around screaming his name searching for him while Beryl, their mother, was nearly catatonic. This being the last straw and Jason being the only reason she stayed behind at that point anyway, Thalia left her mother (and later got herself killed trying to protect her friends on the border of the camp) who she deemed equally guilty of selling Jason, not even mentioning to anyone she has a brother because it was too painful before she got to finally meet him.]]
29th Mar '18 8:47:08 AM akanesarumara
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** [[spoiler: To wit, Zeus made the capital mistake of cheating on Hera with the same woman twice, the second time being in his Roman form. To save his behind, he gave the kid the name Jason because Hera liked the original Jason, leader of the Argonauts, and promised her his life. Repeat, Zeus ''sold his own son and threw him under the bus to switch Hera from erupting-in-rage to merely simmering in anger''. Then when the boy was two, Hera actually came and took the kid away, not telling anyone where she is taking him. This being the last straw and Jason being the only reason she stayed behind at that point anyway, Thalia left her mother (and later got herself killed trying to protect her friends on the border of the camp) who she deemed equally guilty of selling Jason, not even mentioning to anyone she has a brother because it was too painful before she got to finally meet him.]]
12th Nov '17 11:46:20 AM Gaby007
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* After being rejuvenated, the nymph Hagno happily talks about her projects for the future. When Percy gently tries to warn her the world has changed, she said Pan would never have let humans truly destroy nature - oh, and she would like to see the faun god again. Piper notes that Percy is about to say something but ultimately keeps quiet - probably remembering how Pan died in front of him because he was so old and tired to see his beloved nature ruined by uncaring mortals.
20th Sep '17 9:14:29 AM akanesarumara
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* Might not occur at first, but consider this. Nico is actually glad to realize that whatever happens, he will be with his father when all is said and done. Hades has the same assurance, knowing that his children will come to his realm no matter what. But none of the other gods or their children have that- heck they might not even want to (see Thalia and Zeus' case.)
14th Apr '17 6:52:23 PM 309216364
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* HowlOfSorrow: When Jason is "devoured" by Sciron's turtle, Hazel hears Piper wailing all the way from the ship, over the sound of the alarm bells.
12th Feb '17 3:18:25 PM Waffleface
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* At the end of ''The Lost Hero'', after talking to her father, Piper thinks something like ''45 seconds? Maybe even a full minute. It wasn't much, but it was a start.'' To repeat: Piper thinks ''a full minute'' alone with her father is good. Busy as he was, despite his good intentions, Tristan [=McLean=] is a bad parent. Being an actor does not [[NoExcuse excuse his lack of attention towards his daughter.]]



* Apollo cowering before Zeus as Zeus pins the blame for all that happened in the series on him and Hera. Jason even points out in his narration that Apollo looked just like a kid then (perhaps to diminish Zeus's anger), and when he tries to stand up for his half-brother, Zeus gets pissed off (read ''[[AbusiveParents Jason is actually wondering if he will just kill him]]'') at Jason as well. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Despite having said he was proud of him]] moments [[MoodWhiplash before this.]]

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* Apollo cowering before Zeus as Zeus pins the blame for all that happened in the series on him and Hera. Jason even points out in his narration that Apollo looked just looks like a kid then (perhaps scared teenager(perhaps to diminish Zeus's anger), and when he tries to stand up for his half-brother, Zeus gets pissed off (read (read: ''[[AbusiveParents Jason is actually wondering if he will just his dad is going to kill him]]'') at Jason as well. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Despite having said he was proud of him]] moments [[MoodWhiplash before this.]]
23rd Dec '16 8:06:49 AM 309216364
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** [[spoiler: When Bob's getting ready to sacrifice himself to let Annabeth and Percy get to the Doors of Death, he tells Percy to “Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” Zoe Nightshade from the previous series was turned into a constellation when she died. Zoe was the daughter of Atlas, who was the son of Iapetus/Bob. It might be untintentional, but Bob was esentially telling Percy to say goodbye to his granddughter for him.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Bob's getting ready to sacrifice himself to let Annabeth and Percy get to the Doors of Death, he tells Percy to “Tell the sun and stars hello for me.” Zoe Nightshade from the previous series was turned into a constellation when she died. Zoe was the daughter of Atlas, who was the son of Iapetus/Bob. It might be untintentional, but Bob was esentially telling Percy to say goodbye to his granddughter grandaughter for him.]]
23rd Dec '16 8:02:27 AM 309216364
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* At the end of ''The Lost Hero'', after talking to her father, Piper thinks something like ''45 seconds? Maybe even a full minute. It wasn't much, but it was a start.'' To repeat: Piper thinks ''a full minute'' alone with her father is good. Busy as he was, despite his good intentions, Tristan [=McLean=] is a ''shit'' parent.

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* At the end of ''The Lost Hero'', after talking to her father, Piper thinks something like ''45 seconds? Maybe even a full minute. It wasn't much, but it was a start.'' To repeat: Piper thinks ''a full minute'' alone with her father is good. Busy as he was, despite his good intentions, Tristan [=McLean=] is a ''shit'' parent.bad parent. Being an actor does not [[NoExcuse excuse his lack of attention towards his daughter.]]
17th Dec '16 7:31:58 AM akanesarumara
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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that the fabled Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar are indeed real, manifesting as an island with Hercules himself waiting there. Turns out he is quite a JerkassWoobie: He is at first understanding and says he will only give them a very easy task [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure because he knows what these quests are like.]] He's been stuck on that island for a good while: Back after his mortal essence burned away at the pyre, he was asked what he wanted as reward. He said he wanted to guard the gates of Olympus. [[JackassGenie His wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave]] as everyone he knew, [[ParentalAbandonment including his father]], left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He's broken by pressure from the massive expectations everyone has of him, and says that Dionysus, another demigod-turned-god, is the only one that understands him. Then he figures out that Hera brought their group together, and all civility goes away, because he doesn't do what she says. Ever. So he sends Jason and Piper to take the other horn of Achelous, one of Deianeira's suitors who lost her to Heracles. They're trapped on the island with only each other for company.

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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that the fabled Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar are indeed real, manifesting as an island with Hercules himself waiting there. Turns out he is quite a JerkassWoobie: He is at first understanding and says he will only give them a very easy task [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure because he knows what these quests are like.]] He's been stuck on that island for a good while: Back after his mortal essence burned away at the pyre, he was asked what he wanted as reward. He said he wanted to guard the gates of Olympus. [[JackassGenie His wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave]] as everyone he knew, [[ParentalAbandonment including his father]], left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He's broken by pressure from the massive expectations everyone has of him, and says that Dionysus, another demigod-turned-god, demigod-turned-god (also his half-brother and fellow posterchild for Hera's hatred of Zeus' children), is the only one that understands him. Then he figures out that Hera brought their group together, and all civility goes away, because he doesn't do what she says. Ever. So he sends Jason and Piper to take the other horn of Achelous, one of Deianeira's suitors who lost her to Heracles. They're trapped on the island with only each other for company.
4th Dec '16 10:05:18 AM Waffleface
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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that the fabled Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar are indeed real, manifesting as an island with Hercules himself waiting there. Turns out he is quite a JerkassWoobie: He is at first understanding and says he will only give them a very easy task [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure because he knows what these quests are like.]] He's been stuck on that island for a good while: Back after his mortal essence burned away at the pyre, he was asked what he wanted as reward. He said he wanted to guard the gates of Olympus. [[JackassGenie His wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave]] as everyone he knew, [[ParentalAbandonment''even his father'']], left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He's broken by pressure from the massive expectations everyone has of him, and says that Dionysus, another demigod-turned-god, is the only one that understands him. Then he figures out that Hera brought their group together, and all civility goes away, because he doesn't do what she says. Ever. So he sends Jason and Piper to take the other horn of Achelous, one of Deianeira's suitors who lost her to Heracles. They're trapped on the island with only each other for company.

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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that the fabled Pillars of Hercules at Gibraltar are indeed real, manifesting as an island with Hercules himself waiting there. Turns out he is quite a JerkassWoobie: He is at first understanding and says he will only give them a very easy task [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure because he knows what these quests are like.]] He's been stuck on that island for a good while: Back after his mortal essence burned away at the pyre, he was asked what he wanted as reward. He said he wanted to guard the gates of Olympus. [[JackassGenie His wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave]] as everyone he knew, [[ParentalAbandonment''even [[ParentalAbandonment including his father'']], father]], left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He's broken by pressure from the massive expectations everyone has of him, and says that Dionysus, another demigod-turned-god, is the only one that understands him. Then he figures out that Hera brought their group together, and all civility goes away, because he doesn't do what she says. Ever. So he sends Jason and Piper to take the other horn of Achelous, one of Deianeira's suitors who lost her to Heracles. They're trapped on the island with only each other for company.
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