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Western Animation: Class of the Titans
aka: Classof The Titans
Class of the Titans is a Canadian animated television series created by Studio B Productions and Nelvana. The series lasted from December 2005 to February 2008 for a total of 52 episodes in two seasons.

The plot is the following: Cronus, the God of Time, has escaped from the Underworld at midnight on New Year's. With an army of giants behind him, Cronus intends to conquer and destroy the world. Cronus escaped by aligning the planets which gave him enough power to get the party started.

While the gods of Olympus no longer have the power to stop Cronus on their own, they bring together the seven teenage descendants of heroes from Greek mythology. Under the guidance of the gods, these chosen ones are the only ones with the power to save the world from the encroaching evil.

Heroes:

  • Jay - "The Leader," descendant of Jason of the Argonauts.
  • Odie - "The Brains," descendant of Odysseus.
  • Herry - "The Brawn," descendant of Hercules (Heracles in Greek mythology).
  • Atlanta - "The Hunter," descendant of Atalanta (the opening theme says Artemis, but Word of God admitted that this was a mistake).
  • Archie - "The Warrior," descendant of Achilles.
  • Theresa - "The Fighter," descendant of Theseus.
  • Neil - "The Good Looking," descendant of Narcissus.


This show contains examples of:

  • The Ace: Adonis.
  • Accidental Hero: In the episode "Labour Day", it is shown that Herry was the one who completed a few of the 12 labors of Hercules. Hercules merely showed up in time for the masses to give him the credit.
  • Action Girl: Atlanta, especially in "Tantalize This" when she expresses a desire to prove she can be just as strong if not stronger than all the boys on the team.
    • Theresa, too, although to a much lesser extent. She can still hold her own in a hand-to-hand fight, and can manage just fine with her nunchuks.
  • All Myths Are True: At least Greek myths, with an offhand remark to the Egyptian in one episode.
  • Almighty Janitor: Mr. Suez is Zeus, the king of the ancient Grecian Gods.
    • The gods in general get bonus points for having their secret entrance in a janitor's closet.
  • Angry Guard Dog: Cerberus, guardian of the gates to underworld. Known to become a big friendly dog when in the prescence of his master Hades or whenever he hears lyre music.
    • Also with everyone who is entering the underworld. Those that try to leave though...
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Cronus.
  • Because Destiny Says So: The first thing Cronus does after breaking out of Tartarus is walk up to the Oracle and ask; "What, if anything, can stop me?" For an answer, he is shown images of the seven teens. This is the main reason the Olympian gods recruit them in the first place.
  • Big Bad: Cronus.
  • Black and Nerdy: Odie, natch.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Herry.
  • Born Lucky: Neil. It's the main reason why he's useful on the team.
  • Boundand Gagged: A decent ammount of it happens. To males and females alike.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Archie has this bad.
    • Theresa and Jay both have their moments, though much less frequently.
  • The Chosen Seven
  • Christmas Episode: "The Game Plan".
  • Composite Character: Cronus is predominantly based on the father of the gods and the leader of the Titans. He, however, also has time powers associated with Chronos, a entirely different deity.
  • Conflict Ball: Theresa never had a problem with her life as a hero before the season two finale.
  • Conspicuous CGI: The cars in the background of the city are this, unlike Herry's truck which is drawn and animated.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Neil complains about the heat in a volcano one episode, but is otherwise played straight with Archie and Atlanta jumping on rocks in the lava.
  • Cool Old Guy: The Oracle and Mr. Suez. Hera is an Cool Old Lady.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: The first thing Cronus does after escaping Tartarus is go to the Oracle to find out if there is anyone who can stop him, completely averting Nothing Can Stop Us Now. He then proceeds to target who he thinks is the weakest link, Neil, and almost downright wins. Throughout the rest of the series, Cronus will prove Genre Savvy, which is what makes him so dangerous, even when his titanic ego sometimes becomes his undoing.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Athena.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Naturally, since the god of time wants to take over and enslave all of mankind.
  • Everyone Can See It: Archie, we're looking at you.
  • Evil Laugh: Cronus has a maniac one that sometimes boarders on Laughing Mad.
  • Exact Words: In "Road to Hades", the group is told not to stray off the path - but in order to reach the field of asphodel flowers they need to do just that. Odie realizes that if they fill their shoes with the gravel from the path, they're technically still walking on it.
  • Fake Defector: Odie pulls this off in the episode "Trojan Horse".
  • Famous Ancestor: Built on it.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They were all complete strangers until they were attacked by Cronus' mooks and were saved and brought to New Olympus.
  • Fiery Redhead: Atlanta and sometimes Theresa.
  • Fluffy Tamer: Hermes seems to have shades of this. He tames griffins on the side and even baby-talks to them.
  • Gentle Giant: Herry, unless you hurt his Granny.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: Evil Theresa summons one in the finale.
  • Giant Mook: Literally; Cronus has giants for henchmen.
  • Guile Hero: Odie is just as sly as his ancestor.
  • Halloween Episode: "See You at the Crossroads".
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Two examples actually. Theresa and Jay and Archie and Atlanta. Special mention to the fact that they're all heroes. And if you count Atlanta and Pan, that's actually three.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Theresa comes to hate the gods and goes about stealing their powers and turning them mortal, thus effectively becoming a god herself. Lampshaded by Zeus in their battle in order to bring her back to her senses.
  • Hidden Depths: Archie has read the old Greek poems, such as The Iliad.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Odie pulls this off from time to time.
  • Identical Grandson: Jay and Jason, but surprisingly averted with everyone else.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Jay has this sort of attitude at first, since he's the only one who doesn't have a cool ability.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Applies to several characters, but most notably Theresa, in the series finale.
  • The Immune: Archie.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Aphrodite.
  • Insult Backfire: In the episode "Man's Worst Enemy", the protagonists discover that the lyre can be used to calm Cerberus down. This prompts the following exchange:
    Odie: But who plays the lyre these days? It's so lame.
    Theresa: I do.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Theresa, but she gets over it. See below.
  • Jack of All Stats: Archie seems to be this. Strong, but not as much as Herry, fast and agile but not as much as Atlanta and smart but not as much as Odie. In a way, he has the perfect balance.
  • The Jailer: Kampe, the jailer of Tartarus. Cronus was the only prisoner to have ever escaped under her watch. She hopes to correct this, even if it means sacrificing others to do so.
  • Jerkass Fašade: Archie is normally an aloof Deadpan Snarker who really is a big softy inside.
  • Large Ham: Cronus. Does not make him any less of a threat. Being voiced by David Kaye helps.
    "Sleep well, mortals. Tomorrow brings the dawn of a new era, and those who live through it will serve me... Neh, who am I kidding? No one's going to live through it! Ha ha ha! No one! Aha ha ha!"
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In the episode "Forget Me Not", the entire cast, except Neil, lose their memories due to exposure to the river Lethe. This also includes Cronus.
  • Last Minute Hookup: Jay and Theresa.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Being based on Greek mythology, this pops up a lot when dealing with monsters. The chimera is a lion/goat/snake creature, the minotaur is half-bull half-human, griffins are lion/bird animals and Typhoeus is a winged beast with snakes for legs.
    • In an early episode, Cronus takes one of his giant henchmen and swaps his upper torso with a bear. He turns another giant into a spider-monster-thing. Just because he can. He's a God.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Seriously, she taught her grandson Herry how to fight. Said grandson will also not like it.
  • Not a Morning Person: Neil; it's one of the few times we see him with messed up hair.
  • Oblivious to Love: Atlanta apparently, since she's the only one who doesn't know that Archie likes her.
  • The Only One: In the finale, Zeus explains why they don't take care of Cronus themselves.
    "We don't know what it's like to be mortal. That's why gods can't be true heroes, we can't be hurt, so we can't take real risks or make genuine sacrifices."
  • Ordinary High-School Student: The teen heroes all had regular lives before weird things started to happen and they were swept away to be trained as heroes. Though they were aware and already had their abilities, like when Herry was not surprised that he could beat a couple of trolls. Jay is the most ordinary, with no obvious special ability.
  • Police Are Useless: Usually played straight whenever the kids are running all around the city chasing Grecian monsters, but justified in "Breathtaking Beauty" because the police can't stop a Sphinx from eating whoever she wants.
  • Prophecies Are Always Right: As the Oracle says himself, he's always right without a mistake in over 4000 years.
  • Prophecy Twist: In the finale, the heroes defeat Cronus, but he is still alive with all his powers intact and free by the end of it.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A bunch of mortal teenagers up against an immortal god. Justified, as it was foretold that descendents of Greek heroes would be able to stop him and Prophecies Are Always Right.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Theresa and Atlanta.
  • Refusal of the Call: Archie at first, Theresa later. But You Can't Fight Fate.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Played straight. Many antagonists are reptilian.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Neil.
  • Sdrawkcab Alias: Mr. Suez is actually Zeus.
  • Ship Tease: For Archie/Atlanta and Theresa/Jay.
  • Shout-Out: The episode title "They Might be G.I. Ants" refers to the band "They Might be Giants".
  • Sinister Scythe: Cronus's, which also shows up in Greek mythology.
  • Sins of Our Fathers
  • Super Speed: Atlanta's main ability.
  • Taken for Granite: "Sibling Rivalry" features Medusa and her two sisters. It is also explicitly stated in the episode that anything that gets turned to stone stays that way forever.
    • "Road to Hades" has the teens, minus Jay, venturing into the Underworld on a mission to save him from death. They were warned not to stray off the path. What does Neil do? Walk off the path. What happens to him? He gets turned into a stone statue. Granted, he did turn back to normal when he was set on the path again.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: Theresa.
  • When The Planets Align: Cronus uses it to free himself from Tarturus.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Archie is afraid of water. This is actually quite ironic since Achilles had gained his famed invulnerability when his mother dipped him in the River Styx (holding him by the heel). However, this may have actually been explained off-screen in the episode "Forget Me Not". When the heroes visit their ancient counterparts in Hades, Archie says "that explains it" to Achilles. We never find out what he was talking about. It's easy to see why, at least for Achilles, being held by your heel and dipped into the River of the Underworld by your mother as an infant might leave lasting phobias. This is even more so since Achilles' mother was a sea deity.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: During the finale, Theresa becomes tired of having to save the world every week and blames the gods for putting everybody in this situation to being with. Theresa then goes about stealing some of the gods' powers and using them. Before long, Theresa begins systematically hunting down everyone of the Greek pantheon to take away their powers so the teens can have "normal lives" again.
  • You Never Asked: Atlas' response when Odie asks him why he didn't tell the heroes of Atlantis' location earlier.

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