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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Theresabecomes 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.