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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.
13th Dec '15 9:07:35 PM Anddrix
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* AbortedArc: Percy's growing [[EnemyWithin inner darkness]], dubbed [[SuperpoweredEvilSide dark!Percy]] [[FanNickname by the fans]]. After his [[RageBreakingPoint explosive battle]] with the goddess of misery in ''The House of Hades'', a fair portion of the fandom was excited to see more of dark!Percy in ''The Blood of Olympus'', be it an angsty redemption arc or a [[ComicBook/JeanGrey Phoenix-esque]] loss of control. When neither of those happened, the base broke more than a little. It didn't help that the only scene Percy had alluding to this was [[spoiler: a brief conversation with Jason theorizing that his [[DeathSeeker reckless behavior recently]] was a subconscious belief that he deserved a punishment for torturing Akhlys. Which was promptly not mentioned ever again. The fandom went into even more riots after that, split over whether the scene was a gift to the Jason/Percy ship or a torpedo to its side.]]
14th Nov '15 2:31:52 PM Iris
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* AbortedArc: Percy's growing [[EnemyWithin inner darkness]], dubbed [[SuperpoweredEvilSide dark!Percy]] [[FanNickname by the fans]]. After his [[RageBreakingPoint explosive battle]] with the goddess of misery in ''The House of Hades'', a fair portion of the fandom was excited to see more of dark!Percy in ''The Blood of Olympus'', be it an angsty redemption arc or a [[ComicBook/JeanGrey Phoenix-esque]] loss of control. When neither of those happened, the base broke more than a little. It didn't help that the only scene Percy had alluding to this was [[spoiler: a brief conversation with Jason theorizing that his [[DeathSeeker reckless behavior recently]] was a subconscious belief that he deserved a punishment for torturing Akhlys. Which was promptly not mentioned ever again. The fandom went into even more riots after that, split over whether the scene was a gift to the Jason/Percy ship or a torpedo to its side.]]
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