History YMMV / TheHeroesOfOlympus

13th Jul '16 6:29:34 PM RaViola
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*** StoicWoobie: Reyna. Just... [[BrokenBird Reyna]].
** Nico. Freaking. di Angelo. Adding to his baggage from the first series, he escaped Tartarus, which was traumatizing for [[spoiler: even Percy and Annabeth (who are some of the most badass characters in the series)]], and then watched Percy [[spoiler:fall with Annabeth into Tartarus.]] Okay, that's pretty bad, but then it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nico is gay/bi and he had a crush on Percy! His reaction to having to admit it to Cupid in front of Jason is ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking]]'', made worse when Jason realizes that Nico was born in the 1930's, when that would have been completely unacceptable and also illegal.]] At this rate, the fans are ''desperate'' for him to be happy.

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*** ** StoicWoobie: Reyna. Just... [[BrokenBird Reyna]].
Reyna]]. [[spoiler: She was born to an abusive father who one day knocked out Reyna's sister, Hylla, causing Reyna to panic and ''stab his manic spirit'' into oblivion. The two sisters flee to Circe's island where they worked hard to become Circe's favorite attendants, only for Percy to release Blackbeard the pirate from captivity, effectively destroying the haven that Reyna found there. Ultimately, Reyna separated from her sister to go to Camp Jupiter, where her skills presumably led her to becoming preator to the legion -but she has to fearfully protect the secret of her ''killing her father'' because Romans punish this crime with death.]]
** Nico. Freaking. di Angelo. Adding to his baggage from the first series, he escaped Tartarus, Tartarus [[spoiler:(only to be imprisoned in a bronze jar by twin Giants)]], which was traumatizing for [[spoiler: even Percy and Annabeth (who are some of the most badass characters in the series)]], and then watched Percy [[spoiler:fall with Annabeth into Tartarus.Tartarus. ]] Okay, that's pretty bad, but then it's revealed that [[spoiler:Nico is gay/bi and he had a crush on Percy! His reaction to having to admit it to Cupid in front of Jason is ''[[TearJerker heartbreaking]]'', made worse when Jason realizes that Nico was born in the 1930's, when that would have been completely unacceptable and also illegal.]] At this rate, the fans are ''desperate'' for him to be happy.
6th Jul '16 7:26:22 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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*** There are also a lot of fans who enjoyed Nico and Reyna's perspectives, but disliked the rest of the focus going to Jason, Piper and Leo at the expense of the rest of the Seven, as Jason and Piper have consistently [[{{BaseBreakers}} come under the most criticism]] and that the 'The Lost Hero' which focused exclusively on the three of them is already considered the weakest of the series. It also doesn't help that the three of them got more of their fair share of point of view time: Piper and Leo had point of view chapters in four out of five books, and Jason in three (and still got major focus in a fourth) while Annabeth, Hazel and Frank only narrated ''two'' books.

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*** There are also a lot of fans who enjoyed Nico and Reyna's perspectives, but disliked the rest of the focus going to Jason, Piper and Leo at the expense of the rest of the Seven, as Jason and Piper have consistently [[{{BaseBreakers}} [[BaseBreaker come under the most criticism]] and that the 'The Lost Hero' which focused exclusively on the three of them is already considered the weakest of the series. It also doesn't help that the three of them got more of their fair share of point of view time: Piper and Leo had point of view chapters in four out of five books, and Jason in three (and still got major focus in a fourth) while Annabeth, Hazel and Frank only narrated ''two'' books.
26th Mar '16 7:51:08 PM MagBas
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* MarySue and MartyStu: Virtually all of the new main characters have been accused of this. Whether or not it's actually true is largely subjective, and dependent on how each reader defines the term. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We]] ''[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement really]]'' [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement shouldn't go any deeper into the subject than that.]].
6th Feb '16 12:15:22 PM Silverblade2
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* CompleteMonster: ''Bryce Lawrence.'' Arguably to a fault, as his sadism and extreme arrogance are his only real traits as a character. He takes great pleasure the suffering and agony of others, especially if it is unjust.[[spoiler: When he captures Reyna after overhearing her confess to killing her father (except not really), he seems downright ''giddy'' about the prospect of her being tied into a sack with a dog and thrown into a river, the punishment for patricide in Ancient Rome. Not that he doesn't get his comeuppance - Nico ''forcibly turns him into a ghost'' and sends him directly into the Fields of Punishment.]]
15th Jan '16 11:04:51 PM dartblaze
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* CreatorsPet: Arguably, Piper. She gets quite a bit of focus, is beloved by all, inhumanly beautiful, stands as the moral pillar of the team and most of her appearances in the latter books have her whipping out new powers as the plot demands, even when they don't make sense. To recap, she can bring inanimate objects to life, control snake-men through song, hold her own against the most talented sowrdsmen and her charmspeak becomes so improbably powerful that she can talk a primordial deity into going back to sleep.

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* CreatorsPet: Arguably, Piper. She gets quite a bit of focus, is beloved by all, inhumanly beautiful, stands as the moral pillar of the team and most of her appearances in the latter books have her whipping out new powers as the plot demands, even when they don't make sense. To recap, she can bring inanimate objects to life, control snake-men through song, hold her own against the most talented sowrdsmen swordsmen and her charmspeak becomes so improbably powerful that she can talk a primordial deity into going back to sleep.
15th Jan '16 11:03:51 PM dartblaze
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Aphrodite kids aren't useless! Look at all the cool powers they have!!
15th Jan '16 11:02:17 PM dartblaze
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** If you think about it, it actually makes sense, this time there enemy are beings as powerful as Titan that can only be killed by Gods and Demigods working in tandem, which means that no amount of MarySue or MartyStu is going to cut it without any gods around (and given that most of them are incapacitiated do the Roman-Greek rift that sucks). And there major enemy is the EARTH, not some god who controls the Earth, like Hades. But the EARTH ITSELF, Gaia the literal personification who is literally the Grandmother of all monsters, who masterminded everything in HOO series(and she is ASLEEP while doing this), and is revealed by Aphrodite that if she is awake not only will the Gods can't beat them but she will "shake the western civilization off the earth". The heroes NEED to be MarySue in order to survive this type of threat.
15th Jan '16 11:00:59 PM dartblaze
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* CreatorsPet: Arguably, Piper. She gets quite a bit of focus, is beloved by all, inhumanly beautiful, stands as the moral pillar of the team and most of her appearances in the latter books have her whipping out new powers as the plot demands, even when they don't make sense. To recap, she can bring inanimate objects to life, control snake-men through song, hold her own against the most talented sowrdsmen and her charmspeak becomes so improbably powerful that she can talk a primordial deity into going back to sleep.
** Leo, to a lesser degree. By the final book, you'd think the other six demigods were just there to make up the numbers, given how Leo manages to solve almost every problem by himself.
14th Jan '16 11:09:59 AM Scabbard
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** The minor gods in general. Take Morpheus, god of dreams. A camper could pull {{Inception}}-style dream entries, or perhaps have supernatural powers of illusion. The possibilities are endless with minor gods like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_gods Deimos, god of fear, Hebe, goddess of youth, Lyssa, goddess of rage, Panacaea, goddess of healing, even Plutus, god of wealth]], but the only minor gods even given a named child are Hypnos, god of sleep, whose children are [[BlessedWithSuck narcoleptic]], and Iris, goddess of the rainbow, who doesn't even appear to give any powers to her son.

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** The minor gods in general. Take Morpheus, god of dreams. A camper could pull {{Inception}}-style dream entries, or perhaps have supernatural powers of illusion. The possibilities are endless with minor gods like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_gods Deimos, god of fear, fear; Hebe, goddess of youth, youth; Lyssa, goddess of rage, rage; Panacaea, goddess of healing, healing; even Plutus, god of wealth]], wealth]]; but the only minor gods even given a named child are Hypnos, god of sleep, whose children are [[BlessedWithSuck narcoleptic]], and Iris, goddess of the rainbow, who doesn't even appear to give any powers to her son.
14th Jan '16 11:01:14 AM Scabbard
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* GeniusBonus: Midas' line about an oracle in Omaha was a sly reference to Warren Buffet.

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* GeniusBonus: Midas' line about an oracle in Omaha was a sly reference to Warren Buffet.Buffett.
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