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7th Dec '17 7:13:13 PM WaterBlap
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* BiblePunk[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: Unusually for a Christian TV series, the characters encounter several morally grey characters. For example, one of Nero's centurions is secretly a Christian, and an apparently treacherous and greedy merchant sends his ugly thugs to rescue the protagonists when the Catacombs cave in.

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* BiblePunk[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: DarkIsNotEvil: Unusually for a Christian TV series, the characters encounter several morally grey characters. For example, one of Nero's centurions is secretly a Christian, and an apparently treacherous and greedy merchant sends his ugly thugs to rescue the protagonists when the Catacombs cave in.
5th Nov '17 4:30:50 PM Angeldeb82
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* {{Aesop}}: The entire premise of the series. Often several Aesops are present in a single episode.

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* {{Aesop}}: AnAesop: The entire premise of the series. Often several Aesops are present in a single episode.



* AnimationBump: Seen in the third episode as a precursor to the series’ [[ArtEvolution art evolution.]]

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* AnimationBump: Seen in the third episode as a precursor to the series’ [[ArtEvolution art evolution.]]series' ArtEvolution.



* {{Bible Punk}}/ DarkIsNotEvil: Unusually for a Christian TV series, the characters encounter several morally grey characters. For example, one of Nero's centurions is secretly a Christian, and an apparently treacherous and greedy merchant sends his ugly thugs to rescue the protagonists when the Catacombs cave in.

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* {{Bible Punk}}/ DarkIsNotEvil: BiblePunk[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: Unusually for a Christian TV series, the characters encounter several morally grey characters. For example, one of Nero's centurions is secretly a Christian, and an apparently treacherous and greedy merchant sends his ugly thugs to rescue the protagonists when the Catacombs cave in.



* CategoryTraitor: Tacticus and [[spoiler:Capella]]. Technically, Ben and Helena count as well, since they’re Jewish.

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* CategoryTraitor: Tacticus and [[spoiler:Capella]]. Technically, Ben and Helena count as well, since they’re they're Jewish.



* ChekhovsSkill: Marcus and Thastus’ ramming act. Also Zak’s archery skills

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* ChekhovsSkill: Marcus and Thastus’ Thastus' ramming act. Also Zak’s Zak's archery skillsskills.



* ConcealingCanvas: A plaque denoting Ben’s position as Nero’s official baker hides an escape route for Christians.

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* ConcealingCanvas: A plaque denoting Ben’s Ben's position as Nero’s official baker hides an escape route for Christians.



* CuteKitten[=/=]AllAnimalsAreDomesticated: Marcus finds and adopts two lion cubs in one episode. Turns out the cubs are being trained to eventually devour Christians in Nero's gladiatorial games. The episode revolves around protecting the cubs from Nero's cruel trainer.
** [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Mangler also acts more like a large dog than a lion.]]



* DatedHistory: It was never proven that Nero ordered his own city to be burned down, and recent historical evidence strongly suggests that the great fire of July 18, AD 64 was in fact an accident, and Nero was not involved in its start in any way. But this series uses the assumption that Nero ordered the fire as a driving force behind the series’ plot. Regardless of how or why the fire started, the fact remains that Nero used the Christians as a scapegoat, thus beginning the Roman persecution.

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* DatedHistory: It was never proven that Nero ordered his own city to be burned down, and recent historical evidence strongly suggests that the great fire of July 18, AD 64 was in fact an accident, and Nero was not involved in its start in any way. But this series uses the assumption that Nero ordered the fire as a driving force behind the series’ series' plot. Regardless of how or why the fire started, the fact remains that Nero used the Christians as a scapegoat, thus beginning the Roman persecution.



** Tacticus even calls out, "{{Take My Hand}}!"

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** Tacticus even calls out, "{{Take My Hand}}!""TakeMyHand!"



* EasyEvangelism: Tacticus. Subverted and almost averted with Capella. In fact, for Capella it requires [[spoiler: Ben's willingness to die for the opportunity to tell Capella about Jesus' resurrection]] to initiate a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn.]]
* EverythingsCuterWithKittens[=/=]{{All Animals are Domesticated}}: Marcus finds and adopts two lion cubs in one episode. Turns out the cubs are being trained to eventually devour Christians in Nero’s gladiatorial games. The episode revolves around protecting the cubs from Nero’s cruel trainer.
** [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Mangler also acts more like a large dog than a lion.]]

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* EasyEvangelism: Tacticus. Subverted and almost averted with Capella. In fact, for Capella it requires [[spoiler: Ben's willingness to die for the opportunity to tell Capella about Jesus' resurrection]] to initiate a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn.]]
* EverythingsCuterWithKittens[=/=]{{All Animals are Domesticated}}: Marcus finds and adopts two lion cubs in one episode. Turns out the cubs are being trained to eventually devour Christians in Nero’s gladiatorial games. The episode revolves around protecting the cubs from Nero’s cruel trainer.
** [[AllAnimalsAreDogs Mangler also acts more like a large dog than a lion.]]
HeelFaceTurn.



-->'''Capella:''' Listen, you little brats, the baker’s wife is out there worried sick about you. Tell me where he is, and I’ll let you go back to her.\\
'''Marcus:''' No. You’re bad.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Nero]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Capella, who pulls a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]].]]

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-->'''Capella:''' Listen, you little brats, the baker’s baker's wife is out there worried sick about you. Tell me where he is, and I’ll I'll let you go back to her.\\
'''Marcus:''' No. You’re You're bad.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Nero]].
[[spoiler:Nero.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Capella, who pulls a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]].HeroicSacrifice.]]



** Nero embodies this trope in the Easter Storykeepers. But what do you expect from a [[EvilIsHammy villain]] who’s voiced by ''Creator/TimCurry?''
* LethalChef: Captain Hadiran’s cook. It seems he prefers to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]]:
-->“Remember, it’s not just a roll; it’s a [[MartialArtsAndCrafts military secret]].”

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** Nero embodies this trope in the Easter Storykeepers. But what do you expect from a [[EvilIsHammy villain]] who’s who's voiced by ''Creator/TimCurry?''
* LethalChef: Captain Hadiran’s Hadiran's cook. It seems he prefers to [[InvokedTrope invoke this trope]]:
-->“Remember, it’s it's not just a roll; it’s it's a [[MartialArtsAndCrafts military secret]].”



** Could arguably include Milo, the old trail guide. Milo is a German name, but in this case it could refer to the Latin word “mil,” meaning "thousand", in reference to the number of miles Milo has traveled.

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** Could arguably include Milo, the old trail guide. Milo is a German name, but in this case it could refer to the Latin word “mil,” "mil," meaning "thousand", in reference to the number of miles Milo has traveled.



** Happens because of Nihilus ''again'' in the Easter episodes. If he hadn't [[spoiler: threatened to kill Capella in the prisoners' place if they escaped, Ben never would have stayed to help Capella and he most likely would have stayed loyal to Nihilus.]]

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** Happens because of Nihilus ''again'' in the Easter episodes. If he hadn't [[spoiler: threatened to kill Capella in the prisoners' place if they escaped, Ben never would have stayed to help Capella and he most likely would have stayed loyal to Nihilus.]]Nihilus]].



* OhMyGods: In the first episode, after the Christians ([[AndZoidberg and Cyrus]]) escape from the Colosseum, Nero yells "For the love of Zeus, would somebody just KILL somebody?!" [[ArtisticLicenseReligion Of course he should have been yelling "For the love of Jupiter"]]

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* OhMyGods: In the first episode, after the Christians ([[AndZoidberg ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Cyrus]]) escape from the Colosseum, Nero yells "For the love of Zeus, would somebody just KILL somebody?!" [[ArtisticLicenseReligion Of course he should have been yelling "For the love of Jupiter"]]Jupiter".]]



* ShoutOut: The cook on Captain Hadrian’s ship gets his recipes from Julius Child’s Cook Scroll.

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* ShoutOut: The cook on Captain Hadrian’s ship gets his recipes from Julius Child’s Child's Cook Scroll.



* StoryArc: Ben’s eventual discovery as a Christian leader and his family’s subsequent retreat to Shem Hadar.

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* StoryArc: Ben’s Ben's eventual discovery as a Christian leader and his family’s family's subsequent retreat to Shem Hadar.



* WraparoundBackground: Seen in "Ready, Aim, Fire" when Ben and Justin [[HorsebackHeroism attempt to stop a runaway horse that's taking Helena and the kids into the heart of the fire.]]
* WritersCannotDoMath: In the opening it's stated the year is 64AD, which would be fine except [[spoiler: both Ben and Capella met Jesus; Ben at the miracle of the bread and fishes and Capella at His crucification. Ben was only a child but Capella was already an adult when it happened. Either both men are way, ''way'' older than they look or it's this trope.]]

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* WraparoundBackground: Seen in "Ready, Aim, Fire" when Ben and Justin [[HorsebackHeroism attempt to stop a runaway horse that's taking Helena and the kids into the heart of the fire.]]
fire]].
* WritersCannotDoMath: In the opening it's stated the year is 64AD, which would be fine except [[spoiler: both Ben and Capella met Jesus; Ben at the miracle of the bread and fishes and Capella at His crucification.crucifixion. Ben was only a child but Capella was already an adult when it happened. Either both men are way, ''way'' older than they look or it's this trope.]]trope]].
3rd Jul '16 1:52:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Zak’s uncle Mordecai is a rare example of this trope in which the character is not [[KilledOffForReal killed off for real.]]
25th Jun '16 7:42:17 AM IcyTheWitch
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* DragonInChief: Nihilus.

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* DragonInChief: TheDragon: Nihilus.


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Nero]].
23rd Jun '16 7:39:57 PM nombretomado
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** Nero embodies this trope in the Easter Storykeepers. But what do you expect from a [[EvilIsHammy villain]] who’s voiced by ''{{Tim Curry}}?''

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** Nero embodies this trope in the Easter Storykeepers. But what do you expect from a [[EvilIsHammy villain]] who’s voiced by ''{{Tim Curry}}?''''Creator/TimCurry?''
7th Mar '16 8:42:08 AM AtarahDerek
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** Ben is 45 according to AllThereInTheManual, which would put him around 11 at the time he met Jesus. As for Capella, he seems to have a serious case of baby face.
3rd Dec '15 4:38:29 PM PurrElise
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* BloodlessCarnage: [[spoiler: Capella]] gets stabbed right in the stomach but doesn't bleed at all.



* VillainSong: Nero in "Easter Storykeepers."

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* VillainSong: Nero has "Glory Be To Me" in "Easter Storykeepers."the Easter special.
17th Nov '15 6:30:47 AM ladyofthelibrary
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** Zak occasionally treats the rest of the kids this way and the third episode had it as a plot point. He gradually overcomes this, recognizing each of the kids' strengths and helping them put them to use.



* ChekhovsSkill: Marcus and Thastus’ ramming act. Also Zak’s archery skills.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Marcus and Thastus’ ramming act. Also Zak’s archery skills.skills
** Cyrus' circus skills on many occasions. This is later lampshaded when his parents are found and Zak asks what good a pair of circus performers are in rescuing Ben; Cyrus' father replies that they have friends in high places and the resulting rescue plan is almost entirely based around the skills of Cyrus and his parents and their fellow performers.
15th Nov '15 1:19:47 AM PurrElise
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* AnimatedMusical: The Christmas and Easter specials.
14th Nov '15 1:16:54 PM PurrElise
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Ben and Helena.
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