History TearJerker / TheHeroesOfOlympus

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.
4th Dec '16 10:03:39 AM Waffleface
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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that for them, 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, just a token really, because he knows what these quests are like. He is also stuck on that island and has been 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. Obviously he had something similar to being a doorman in mind, but his wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave even as everyone else he knew, ''even his father'', left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He is strongly hinted to be quite broken by pressure and expectations (both from outside and from himself), and says Dionysus (who is another poster child for how far Hera will go to make the life of a son of Zeus resemble Tartarus) is the only one who can understand him. Then he hears they are there because of Hera 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 the centaur who once tried to kidnap Deineira, Herc's second wife, who was supposed to marry the centaur but who was killed by Herc for trying to kidnap her (his horn became the cornucopia Herc used).

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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that for them, 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, just a token really, task [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure because he knows what these quests are like. He is also like.]] He's been stuck on that island and has been 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. Obviously he had something similar to being a doorman in mind, but his [[JackassGenie His wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave even leave]] as everyone else he knew, ''even [[ParentalAbandonment''even his father'', father'']], left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He is strongly hinted to be quite He's broken by pressure and from the massive expectations (both from outside and from himself), everyone has of him, and says Dionysus (who is that Dionysus, another poster child for how far Hera will go to make the life of a son of Zeus resemble Tartarus) demigod-turned-god, is the only one who can understand that understands him. Then he hears they are there because of 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 centaur who once tried to kidnap Deineira, Herc's second wife, who was supposed to marry the centaur but who was killed by Herc island with only each other for trying to kidnap her (his horn became the cornucopia Herc used).company.
4th Dec '16 9:55:20 AM Waffleface
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* Apollo covering 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, and when he tries to stand up for his half-brother, Zeus gets pissed off (read ''Jason is actually wondering if he will just zap him'') at Jason too despite having said he was proud of him at the fight.

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* Apollo covering 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, then (perhaps to diminish Zeus's anger), and when he tries to stand up for his half-brother, Zeus gets pissed off (read ''Jason ''[[AbusiveParents Jason is actually wondering if he will just zap him'') kill him]]'') at Jason too despite as well. [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Despite having said he was proud of him at the fight. him]] moments [[MoodWhiplash before this.]]
28th Nov '16 2:58:41 PM Iris
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* Percy calls home for the first time in months and gets the answering machine.
** The scene where he calls Juno out for taking all those months from his life, and when he sees his father's shrine also counts. Contrary to the Greeks, the Romans were terrified of the sea...
* The later part of Hazel's childhood, particularly her death.

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* Percy calls home for the first time in months and gets the answering machine.
machine. [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene He's so visibly upset that both Frank and Hazel are concerned until a monster attacking their train interrupts.]]
** The scene where he calls Juno out for taking all those months from his life, and when he sees his father's shrine also counts. Contrary to the Greeks, the Romans were terrified of the sea...
sea. Percy is shaken by the knowledge that not only will he be unpopular here, the campers are ''scared of him''. Thankfully, he bounces back well, saying he has a feeling [[FriendlessBackground it isn't]] [[AbusiveParents the first time]] [[JustAKid he's been]] [[ChildOfTwoWorlds an underdog]]. Still, the reminder of Percy's chronic loneliness isn't nice.
* The later part of Hazel's childhood, particularly her death. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Suffering intense bullying due to her race and dyslexia]], being held at a distance by her mother, and then discovering that said mother made a DealWithTheDevil and was about to let a very powerful SealedEvilInACan out. So she does [[SarcasmMode what any frightened kid would do]], and sacrifices herself to bury them all under enough rock that it took Gaea another 70-odd years to rise again. Her descriptions of the oil filling up her throat....*shudder*
* Similarly, Gaea drowning Hazel and Percy in muskeg straddles the line between this and NightmareFuel. She traps Hazel in a vision of a perfect, sunny day in New Orleans with her mother-[[UncannyValley whose eyes are blank and mouth is gaping, because Gaea is speaking through her]]. She tells Hazel that she can [[LotusEaterMachine make it so she can live out all the years she missed right here, in the last moments before she dies]]. Grow up, marry her childhood sweetheart, die peacefully in her sleep instead of going back to the arduous life of a demigod. [[RefusingParadise She refuses and screams in the face of a goddess]] once she reminds Hazel that Percy is dying below her, and letting him die will mean throwing a major player right into the enemy's hands(not to mention losing a newfound friend who compared her to family just a few chapters earlier).
** While we don't see it, Percy's half of the equation was equally as awful. Afterwards, when he describes it to Hazel, he's either [[BrokenTears on the verge of tears or outright crying]] just remembering. The consequences stretch through the next book, where he has all the major symptoms of PTSD regarding it, to the point of having a hard time even being around large amounts of water, and fears that if he lets it get too bad, his powers might slip out of his control, or outright disappear. He mentions the fact that Jason can fly and Thalia can't, and she has a severe phobia of heights-so [[FridgeHorror he could actually be right.]] It's a gutwrenchingly realistic portrayal of [[MindRape somebody taking something that was always a source of identity and strength for him and twisting it to hurt him]]. And we don't know if Gaea [[BlackBugRoom showed him things while he was down there]], or [[BreakingSpeech spoke to him]], or if she just let him hang there, slowly suffocating and viscerally aware of his own inability to do anything about it.
19th Nov '16 10:40:30 AM akanesarumara
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* On the way towards the Mediterranean, the group finds out that for them, 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, just a token really, because he knows what these quests are like. He is also stuck on that island and has been 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. Obviously he had something similar to being a doorman in mind, but his wish got him stranded on an island and unable to leave even as everyone else he knew, ''even his father'', left him behind as they left the Mediterranean. He is strongly hinted to be quite broken by pressure and expectations (both from outside and from himself), and says Dionysus (who is another poster child for how far Hera will go to make the life of a son of Zeus resemble Tartarus) is the only one who can understand him. Then he hears they are there because of Hera 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 the centaur who once tried to kidnap Deineira, Herc's second wife, who was supposed to marry the centaur but who was killed by Herc for trying to kidnap her (his horn became the cornucopia Herc used).
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