History YMMV / ThreeHundred

9th Apr '17 10:30:02 AM DaFlabbagasta
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* NightmareFuel:
** The [[TheSpartanWay Agoge]] will be seen as nightmarish to us today, what with ourselves having a more advanced psychological understanding of the [[FreudianExcuse long-term effects]] [[TheSociopath of child abuse]].
** The wall of dead bodies. The {{gross up close up}}s of all the corpses don't help much.
** The Tree of the Dead, which goes on the same premise as the wall.
21st Mar '17 7:04:34 AM memememememe
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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded by historians as one of the most badass civilizations in all of history, this movie, also making bored high school history students interested in a quaint little city state that they would not even know existed in the first place, exaggerated the idea further that the Spartans were really a race of hypermuscular Supermen who can each kill millions by themselves while wearing only underwear. It's like applying ChuckNorrisFacts to an entire city.
* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive Fanservice they provide, and the historical fact that spartans tolerated active homosexuality while living in communal barracks.

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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded by historians as one of the most badass civilizations in all of history, this movie, also making bored high school history students interested in a quaint little city state that they would not even know existed in the first place, exaggerated the idea further that the Spartans were really a race of hypermuscular Supermen who can each kill millions by themselves while wearing only underwear. It's like applying ChuckNorrisFacts to an entire ancient city.
** Spartans don't need armour. Their abs are harder.
* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive HoYay Fanservice they provide, and the historical fact that spartans tolerated active homosexuality while living in communal barracks.
18th Mar '17 8:03:01 AM memememememe
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** The Spartans fighting technologically and numerically superior Persians while wearing only briefs. If that's not TestosteronePoisoning, I don't know what else is.

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** The Spartans literally fighting a technologically and numerically superior Persians Continental Empire of a million nations (with MONSTERS and [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Zombie Supersoldiers]]) while wearing only briefs. If that's not TestosteronePoisoning, I don't know what else is.
18th Mar '17 7:59:44 AM memememememe
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* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive Fanservice they provide.

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* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive Fanservice they provide.provide, and the historical fact that spartans tolerated active homosexuality while living in communal barracks.
18th Mar '17 7:58:36 AM memememememe
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* HoYay: This movie might have been called ''Ho Yay: The Motion Picture''. If you know your way around Spartan culture, it's not hard to see why.

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* HoYay: This movie might have been called ''Ho Yay: The Motion Picture''. If you know your way around Spartan culture, it's not hard In fact, real life Spartans in the Agoge were encouraged to see why.have a relationship with an older master who will train them. In some cases, girls had to shave themselves bald so that they could look like boys and get married.



* MemeticMolester: Xerxes. The Spartans also suffer from this as well due to all the massive Fanservice they provide.



%% ** TheSpartanWay

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%% ** TheSpartanWayTheSpartanWay: The real life Spartans literally made this trope. However, real life Spartans didn't go to war naked; they were portrayed that way because in ancient Greece, muscular nakedness was a symbol of heroism.
18th Mar '17 7:30:46 AM memememememe
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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded as the most badass civilization in all of history, this movie only helped spread the idea.
* MemeticMutation:
** "This! Is! SPARTA!!" quickly became ingrained in popular culture, including [[StupidStatementDanceMix the inevitable dance mix]].

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* MemeticBadass: While the Spartans were already commonly regarded by historians as one of the most badass civilization civilizations in all of history, this movie movie, also making bored high school history students interested in a quaint little city state that they would not even know existed in the first place, exaggerated the idea further that the Spartans were really a race of hypermuscular Supermen who can each kill millions by themselves while wearing only helped spread the idea.
underwear. It's like applying ChuckNorrisFacts to an entire city.
* MemeticMutation:
MemeticMutation: Being a Large Ham, Leonidas has transformed into a FountainOfMemes.
** "This! "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis This! Is! SPARTA!!" SPARTA!!]]" quickly became ingrained in popular culture, including [[StupidStatementDanceMix the inevitable dance mix]].



** The Spartans fighting technologically and numerically superior Persians while wearing only briefs. If that's not TestosteronePoisoning, I don't know what else is.



** The [[TheSpartanWay Agoge]] will be seen as nightmarish to us today, what with ourselves having a more advanced psychological understanding of the [[FreudianExcuse long-term effects]] [[TheSociopath of child abuse]].



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%%* SignatureScene* SignatureScene: Repeat after me: '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis This. Is. SPARTA!!!]]'''
26th Feb '17 7:37:09 PM NWolfman
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** It's also extremely popular with the European Far-Right for less wholesome reasons.

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** It's also extremely popular with the European Far-Right for [[MisaimedFandom less wholesome reasons.reasons]].
21st Feb '17 11:43:18 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* UnfortunateImplications: Xerxies is clearly designed in some ways to evoke GayPanic: covered in jewelry, limp-wristed and tells Leonidas to kneel before him while rubbing his shoulders. This, plus Zach Snyder's quote that teenage boys are naturally afraid of men telling them to kneel was once described by [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]] as "massively homophobic in the most literal meaning of the word."
21st Feb '17 11:37:27 PM NWolfman
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* UnfortunateImplications: Xerxies is clearly designed in some ways to evoke GayPanic: covered in jewelry, limp-wristed and tells Leonidas to kneel before him while rubbing his shoulders. This, plus Zach Snyder's quote that teenage boys are naturally afraid of men telling them to kneel was once described by [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]] as "massively homophobic in the most literal meaning of the word."
20th Feb '17 1:19:48 PM StFan
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** Leonidas' most [[MemeticMutation well-remembered]] line "This Is Sparta!" is this when you realize that another warrior character played by Gerard Butler has a son who's known for starting the movie with [[Film/HowToTrainYourDragon "This is Berk."]]

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** Leonidas' most [[MemeticMutation well-remembered]] line "This Is Sparta!" is this when you realize that another warrior character played by Gerard Butler has a son who's known for starting the movie with [[Film/HowToTrainYourDragon [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon "This is Berk."]]
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