History YMMV / HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys

24th Jul '16 11:56:11 PM overman2099
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** The 4th season episode "... And Fancy Free", in which Hercules enters a dance competition. Nothing rests on this competition other than his partner's self esteem, and a nice trophy. The town magistrate finds this competition important enough that he spends most of the episode sending assassins after Hercules and his partner to stop them from winning. No other motivation is given, he just wants his daughter to win. It guest stars Michael Hurst in drag as the dance instructor.

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** The 4th season episode "... And Fancy Free", in which Hercules enters a dance competition.competition with a girl called Althea. Nothing rests on this competition other than his partner's self esteem, and a nice trophy. The town magistrate finds this competition important enough that he spends most of the episode sending assassins after Hercules and his partner to stop them from winning. No other motivation is given, he just wants his daughter to win. It guest stars Michael Hurst in drag as the dance instructor.



** There is a later episode featuring the same characters in struggle over fashion...which is about as pointless as "...And Fancy Free". Also no explanation is given as to why the town magistrate has apparently given up his duties to go into the world of ancient Greek fashion.

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** There is a later episode featuring the same characters in struggle over fashion...fashion, which is about as pointless goofy as "...And Fancy Free". Also no explanation is given as to why Also, the town same actor who played the magistrate has apparently given up his duties in "...And Fancy Free" returns to go into play a completely different character as the world lover of ancient Greek fashion.the girl who was Althea's rival, which could double as {{Squick}} for some people since he played her father in the previous episode.
22nd Jul '16 6:10:14 PM Thorion
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* FollowTheLeader: The portrayal of Loki in the Norse two-parter has him as a son of Odin, much like the Creator/MarvelComics portrayal.
17th Jun '16 8:18:51 AM capretty
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Hercules' daughter Ilia grew up to be [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Yellow]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Hercules' daughter Ilia grew up to be [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Yellow]].Yellow]] and [[{{Series/IZombie}} Liv Moore]].
4th Apr '16 7:25:50 PM Typos
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Hera. While she is responsible for a great deal of tragedy in the series, the sheer horribleness of Zeus's infidelities are very much overlooked and outright disregarded by almost every character. As Hercules is the MainCharacter and also the [[GoodAdulteryBadAdultery product of one of Zeus's affairs]], we're meant to sympathize with him, with Hera canonically as the DesignatedVillain. One forgets that she's not only a WomanScorned repeatedly by her [[YourCheatingHeart unremorseful husband]], but also she's ''the Goddess of Marriage''. That means marital fidelity matters to Hera more than '''anyone'''. One might be able to understand just why she became so malicious, looking at her from that perspective.
20th Jan '16 1:08:11 PM rafi
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Iolaus for reasons stated in AscendedExtra on the main page. Autolycus and Salmoneus also became fan-favorites.

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Iolaus for reasons stated in AscendedExtra on the main page. Autolycus and Salmoneus also became fan-favorites.



* HoYay: Herc and Iolaus aren't quite as explicit as Xena and Gabrielle (not that this is saying much), but have you ''read'' some of the FanFiction?
** Hell, have you read ''[[OlderThanTheyThink the original myth]]''?

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* HoYay: Herc and Iolaus aren't quite as explicit as Xena and Gabrielle (not that this is saying much), but have you ''read'' some of the FanFiction?
** Hell, have you read ''[[OlderThanTheyThink
FanFiction or [[OlderThanTheyThink the original myth]]''?



* TearJerker: In the season 3 episode ''The Lady and the Dragon'', the villain of the week (Adamis) uses a dragon named Braxis to do his bidding. However, as we later find out, [[spoiler: Braxis is only a child who's still mourning his mother's death. Even worse, Adamis lied to him and said Hercules had killer her when Adamis was actually responsible. Adamis even plans to kill Braxis because he's getting too big to control, even though Adamis has actually grown fond of him.]]




20th Jan '16 1:05:43 PM rafi
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** The 4th season episode "... And Fancy Free", in which Hercules enters a dance competition. Nothing rests on this competition other than his partner's self esteem, and a nice trophy. The town magistrate finds this competition important enough that he spends most of the episode sending assassins after Hercules and his partner to stop them from winning. No other motivation is given, he just wants his daughter to win. It guest stars Michael Hurst in drag as the dance instructor.
** "Stranger in a Strange World", which is referred to as a "Bizarro World episode" by the writer in the interviews feature on the DVD. This episode features an alternate universe with Hercules an evil tyrant marrying Aphrodite, the Xena cast in different roles, and a battle using a wedding cake. And Iolaus as a jester.
** There is a later episode featuring the same characters in struggle over fashion...which is about as pointless as "...And Fancy Free". Also no explanation is given as to why the town magistrate has apparently given up his duties to go into the world of ancient Greek fashion.
** The episode set in the present day which is all about Kevin Sorbo having gone missing, and features the memorable and hysterical restroom whistling scene.
** There was another one where the cast goes on a teamwork-building retreat hosted by Sunny Day (played by Renee O'Connor; normal role Gabrielle). It leads to a Scooby Doo ending where Sunny is revealed to be B.S. Hollinsfoffer (played by Robert Trebor, normal role Salmoneus), who is 1. a lot taller than Sunny, 2. at least a hundred pounds heavier, and 3. male, and concludes with Ares revealing himself to the cast. On top of that, most of them aren't even all that surprised to learn that Greek god of war is real; one of them even claims "I find the thought rather comforting myself."
23rd Aug '15 9:20:01 AM Talisguy
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** Xena, who got popular enough to her own spinoff series that actually surpassed this on in popularity.

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** Xena, who got popular enough to her own spinoff series that actually surpassed this on one in popularity.
20th Jan '15 9:51:15 AM FalconPain
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* MoralDissonance:
30th Dec '14 4:33:12 AM StFan
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** In "Two Men And A Baby," Discord places Iolaus and Nemesis in a trap to fall their deaths. It starts out as a SadisticChoice for Hercules, but he manages to pull off [[TakingAThirdOption a third option]] to save both his heroic sidekick and LoveInterest. Sounds like [[Film/SpiderMan another production]] that Creator/SamRaimi would be involved with.

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** In "Two Men And A Baby," Discord places Iolaus and Nemesis in a trap to fall their deaths. It starts out as a SadisticChoice for Hercules, but he manages to pull off [[TakingAThirdOption a third option]] to save both his heroic sidekick and LoveInterest. Sounds like [[Film/SpiderMan [[Film/SpiderMan1 another production]] that Creator/SamRaimi would be involved with.
24th Nov '14 2:17:09 PM MagBas
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** Herc goes to ridiculous lengths to SaveTheVillain, in many episodes. However, for people like Xena and Dirce, he lets them go, despite their manifold crimes, as long as they promise to stop, while for many people who have done much lesser crimes, he forces them to "face justice" even though they have accepted the error of their ways and want to atone. Basically it works like this: killed manifold people in cold blood, conquered entire countries, oppressed people's way of life and sold people into slavery = freedom; performed many robberies, became part of a gang with a bad reputation, killed a couple of people in cold blood = death by hanging (according to justice). And the times that Hercules thinks that the court is unfair, he will free people or stop the court from performing punishments (despite the fact that ''the point'' of justice by court is that a magistrate or group of people decide according to their interpretation of the law and the crime). So it boils down to: Hercules decides someone's fate (including delivering them to a court knowing they will be killed), and then allows the court to kill the people that deserve it rather than by his own hand, because he doesn't believe in killing. [[UnfortunateImplications Does anyone else see a problem here?]]

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** Herc goes to ridiculous lengths to SaveTheVillain, in many episodes. However, for people like Xena and Dirce, he lets them go, despite their manifold crimes, as long as they promise to stop, while for many people who have done much lesser crimes, he forces them to "face justice" even though they have accepted the error of their ways and want to atone. Basically it works like this: killed manifold people in cold blood, conquered entire countries, oppressed people's way of life and sold people into slavery = freedom; performed many robberies, became part of a gang with a bad reputation, killed a couple of people in cold blood = death by hanging (according to justice). And the times that Hercules thinks that the court is unfair, he will free people or stop the court from performing punishments (despite the fact that ''the point'' of justice by court is that a magistrate or group of people decide according to their interpretation of the law and the crime). So it boils down to: Hercules decides someone's fate (including delivering them to a court knowing they will be killed), and then allows the court to kill the people that deserve it rather than by his own hand, because he doesn't believe in killing. [[UnfortunateImplications Does anyone else see a problem here?]]
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