History Theatre / Medea

29th May '15 11:51:41 AM cpslck
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* CruelMercy: At one point, Jason begs her to kill him and she refuses, letting him live to suffer the pain for the rest of his life.


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* KilledOffScreen: Most of the deaths though Medea's children are notable in that you can hear them [[ScreamDiscretionShot screaming and begging offstage]]


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* {{Pride}}: Jason full stop. He's extremely condescending the whole play, talking down to Medea and dismissing her feelings and arguments because she's a barbarian and a woman.


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** Creon, whose EstablishingCharacterMoment involves him gloating about sending Medea into exile.
12th Mar '15 9:27:34 PM Loka
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And yes, ''FateStayNight'' fans. THIS is the real origin story of [[spoiler:Caster]].

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And yes, ''FateStayNight'' fans. THIS is the real origin story of [[spoiler:Caster]].
31st Jan '15 11:19:52 AM Katsuhagi
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* GoryDiscretionShot

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* GoryDiscretionShotGoryDiscretionShot: None of the ancient versions of the play have Medea kill her children on stage, instead the details are given via the GreekChorus.
21st Jan '15 1:36:52 PM Smeagol17
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[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/medee2_7343.jpg Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Medea in the Catulle Mendès's eponymous play , drawn by Alphonse Mucha]]

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[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/medee2_7343.jpg Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Medea in the Catulle Mendès's eponymous play , play, drawn by Alphonse Mucha]]
21st Jan '15 1:36:35 PM Smeagol17
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[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/medee2_7343.jpg]]

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[[quoteright:340:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/medee2_7343.jpg]]jpg Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Medea in the Catulle Mendès's eponymous play , drawn by Alphonse Mucha]]
6th Aug '14 2:38:19 PM vifetoile
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WhatAnIdiot! Jason has created the original WomanScorned, and for the GreekChorus, it's only a question of whom she intends to kill--herself, or Jason. Neither. Medea [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills the new girl]] and Glauce's father (King Creon, not be confused with Creon of the Thebes tetralogy), who arranged the marriage, but decides simply killing Jason would be too good for him. A conversation with the as-yet-childless Aegeus teaches her the cruelest, most painful, most unbearable punishment to inflict on a man--the death of his children. She takes their two children off-stage and kills them... but she struggles with it a bit first.

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WhatAnIdiot! Jason has created the original WomanScorned, and for the GreekChorus, it's only a question of whom she intends to kill--herself, or Jason. Neither.She chooses -- [[TakeAThirdOption neither]]. Medea [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills the new girl]] and Glauce's father (King Creon, not be confused with Creon of the Thebes tetralogy), who arranged the marriage, but decides simply killing Jason would be too good for him. A conversation with the as-yet-childless Aegeus teaches her the cruelest, most painful, most unbearable punishment to inflict on a man--the death of his children. She takes their two children off-stage and kills them... but she struggles with it a bit first.
28th Jul '14 9:00:48 AM Silverblade2
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* BlackMagicianGirl - Medea.
* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]] - Apparently, there are versions where it wasn't her killing her kids, it was angry townsfolk, who later bribed the guy who wrote the play. After that it wasn't okay to sacrifice children to gods anymore. [[http://www.stoa.org/diotima/anthology/medeahyposcholia.shtml Here]] are some infobits.

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* BlackMagicianGirl - BlackMagicianGirl: Medea.
* [[{{Bowdlerise}} Bowdlerization]] - Bowdlerization]]: Apparently, there are versions where it wasn't her killing her kids, it was angry townsfolk, who later bribed the guy who wrote the play. After that it wasn't okay to sacrifice children to gods anymore. [[http://www.stoa.org/diotima/anthology/medeahyposcholia.shtml Here]] are some infobits.



* DeusExMachina / DeusExitMachina - Medea carries the bodies of her sons away with her in a flying chariot drawn by golden dragons given to her by the Sun God Helios, her grandfather.

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* DeusExMachina / DeusExitMachina - DeusExitMachina: Medea carries the bodies of her sons away with her in a flying chariot drawn by golden dragons given to her by the Sun God Helios, her grandfather.



* DontYouDarePityMe - Medea would rather have revenge instead.

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* DontYouDarePityMe - DontYouDarePityMe: Medea would rather have revenge instead.



* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen God Save Us from the Princess!]] - Not likely since the gods think she's right.

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* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen God Save Us from the Princess!]] - Princess!]]: Not likely since the gods think she's right.



* HorseOfADifferentColor - Dragon chariot! [[SpecialEffectsFailure Gotta wonder how performances represent that]].
* IGaveMyWord - Not that Jason keeps it. Medea points out throughout the play that he has broken his marriage oath to her.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor - HorseOfADifferentColor: Dragon chariot! [[SpecialEffectsFailure Gotta wonder how performances represent that]].
* IGaveMyWord - IGaveMyWord: Not that Jason keeps it. Medea points out throughout the play that he has broken his marriage oath to her.



* KarmaHoudini - While contextually, Medea was justified, she still killed four people, two of whom were [[MoralEventHorizon her own]] [[OffingTheOffspring children]] and hurt her husband horribly, and in the end flies away in a magical chariot with no consequences for her actions other than her own guilt.

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* KarmaHoudini - KarmaHoudini: While contextually, Medea was justified, she still killed four people, two of whom were [[MoralEventHorizon her own]] [[OffingTheOffspring children]] and hurt her husband horribly, and in the end flies away in a magical chariot with no consequences for her actions other than her own guilt.



* LoveMartyr - In Medea's backstory; she sacrificed ''everything'' so she could be with Jason, which is why his betrayal of her is so awful.
* MagicalGirlfriend - Deconstructed, showing just what happens when she gets mad.
* MamaBear - Medea can't see any way to protect her children other than killing them... so that's what she does.
* MercyKill - It tends to get lost due to ValuesDissonance, but this is one reason Medea kills her own children, since as a foreign-born woman her children lost their Greek citizenship, and therefore their inheritance, when Jason remarries. It's also very likely that they would have been sold into slavery.

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* LoveMartyr - LoveMartyr: In Medea's backstory; she sacrificed ''everything'' so she could be with Jason, which is why his betrayal of her is so awful.
* MagicalGirlfriend - MagicalGirlfriend: Deconstructed, showing just what happens when she gets mad.
* MamaBear - MamaBear: Medea can't see any way to protect her children other than killing them... so that's what she does.
* MercyKill - MercyKill: It tends to get lost due to ValuesDissonance, but this is one reason Medea kills her own children, since as a foreign-born woman her children lost their Greek citizenship, and therefore their inheritance, when Jason remarries. It's also very likely that they would have been sold into slavery.



* OffingTheOffspring - Arguably the TropeCodifier, at least for women killing their own children.

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* OffingTheOffspring - OffingTheOffspring: Arguably the TropeCodifier, at least for women killing their own children.



* OriginalGeneration - Jason and Medea were new characters created for a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. This play is an OriginalGeneration sequel that drops the crossover characters and focuses on the new characters.

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* OriginalGeneration - OriginalGeneration: Jason and Medea were new characters created for a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover. This play is an OriginalGeneration sequel that drops the crossover characters and focuses on the new characters.



* SmugSnake - Jason is depicted here as being a big one of these. The first thing he says when Medea (lyingly) claims that she has decided he was right all along is 'I am glad, Medea, that you have changed your mind'. That's just [[TemptingFate asking for it.]]
* TooDumbToLive - Oh, Jason, you tosser. Of course, in the end, she decides that death is ''too good'' for him. Glauce and Creon count as well.
* TragicMistake - Jason's pride and machismo lead to his downfall and the deaths of his bride and children.
* TheUnfettered - Medea is willing to kill anyone -- even her own children -- to gain her revenge.
* TheWarOnStraw - There have doubtlessly been many essays written on whether Medea and Jason's representation of each other is accurate or not. On the whole, though, this is actually subverted.
* WhatTheHellHero - Medea gives one to Jason.

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* SmugSnake - SmugSnake: Jason is depicted here as being a big one of these. The first thing he says when Medea (lyingly) claims that she has decided he was right all along is 'I am glad, Medea, that you have changed your mind'. That's just [[TemptingFate asking for it.]]
* TooDumbToLive - TooDumbToLive: Oh, Jason, you tosser. Of course, in the end, she decides that death is ''too good'' for him. Glauce and Creon count as well.
* TragicMistake - TragicMistake: Jason's pride and machismo lead to his downfall and the deaths of his bride and children.
* TheUnfettered - TheUnfettered: Medea is willing to kill anyone -- even her own children -- to gain her revenge.
* TheWarOnStraw - TheWarOnStraw: There have doubtlessly been many essays written on whether Medea and Jason's representation of each other is accurate or not. On the whole, though, this is actually subverted.
* WhatTheHellHero - WhatTheHellHero: Medea gives one to Jason.



* {{Yandere}} - Medea, according to modern interpretations, and therefore, [[UrExample the original]].

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* {{Yandere}} - {{Yandere}}: Medea, according to modern interpretations, and therefore, [[UrExample the original]].
1st Jul '14 10:03:21 AM Lale
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->"νῦν δ΄ ἐχθρὰ πάντα͵ καὶ νοσεῖ τὰ φίλτατα." [[labelnote:English]]But now all [of their love] is hostile, and the dearest things are ill[[/labelnote]]

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->"νῦν δ΄ ἐχθρὰ πάντα͵ καὶ νοσεῖ τὰ φίλτατα." [[labelnote:English]]But now all [of their love] is hostile, and the dearest things are ill[[/labelnote]]ill.[[/labelnote]]
1st Jul '14 10:03:07 AM Lale
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* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen God Save Us from the Princess!]] - Not likely since the Gods think she's right.

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* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen God Save Us from the Princess!]] - Not likely since the Gods gods think she's right.
9th May '14 11:24:33 PM MrThorfan64
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** Hence the term the Medea Complex.



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