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* HateSink: [[spoiler:Eurystheus is the King of Athens, who grew jealous of Hercules after saving his city. He drugged Hercules and set wolves on his family, using his delirium to frame him for killing them himself. Years later, Eurystheus has united with the ruthless tyrant Cotys to divide Greece between them. After Hercules arrives to stop them and uncovers his betrayal, Eurystheus immediately breaks down sobbing for his life.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Most of the fantasy elements of Hercules journey are dismissed as exaggeration, however Amphiarus‘ visions are left more ambiguous. He could be having divine visions or simply hallucinating.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Most of the fantasy elements of Hercules journey are dismissed as exaggeration, however Amphiarus‘ visions are left more ambiguous. He could be having divine visions or simply hallucinating. Similarly Hercules immense strength and several other (apparently divine) events in the movie are never explained either way.


* {{Demythtification}}: A constant theme of the movie is legend vs reality. The adventures of Hercules shown in the film are purported to be the "truth behind the legend", with fantastic elements rationalised as hallucinations or fanciful inventions/exaggerations though some things like Amphiarus' visions are treated as real.

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* {{Demythtification}}: A constant theme of the movie is legend vs reality. The adventures of Hercules shown in the film are purported to be the "truth behind the legend", with fantastic elements rationalised as hallucinations or fanciful inventions/exaggerations though some things like Amphiarus' Amphiarus‘ visions are treated as real.


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Most of the fantasy elements of Hercules journey are dismissed as exaggeration, however Amphiarus‘ visions are left more ambiguous. He could be having divine visions or simply hallucinating.

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* ArchEnemy: Hercules has [[spoiler:King Eurystheus, who drove him insane via poison and made him murder his own family]].


* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending seems to imply that Amphiaraus (who is holding a long spear during a thunderstorm), gets hit by lightning right after the final shot, fulfilling his prophecy.]]



* ProphecyTwist: Yeah, that "flaming spear" Amphiaraus is looking for [[spoiler: couldn't possibly be a bolt of lightning, could it?]]



* {{Seers}}: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...

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* {{Seers}}: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps [[PropheticFallacy predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...survives]]...[[spoiler:at least until that bolt of lightning that closes the movie.]]

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* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:King Cotys, a tyrant who is willing to slaughter his own people and frame the rebels for it just to conquer Greece.]]


* AgeLift: Cotys was middle-aged in the original comic, while he is played by John Hurt here.

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* AgeLift: Cotys was middle-aged in the original comic, while he is played by a much older John Hurt here.


* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The ending seems to imply that Amphiaraus gets hit by lightning in the final shot.]]



* {{Seers}}: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...[[spoiler: at least until the last shot of the film.]]

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* {{Seers}}: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...[[spoiler: at least until the last shot of the film.]]


* TheSeer: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...[[spoiler: at least until the last shot of the film.]]

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* TheSeer: {{Seers}}: Amphiaraus, played by Ian [=McShane=], who is also [[TheMentor a mentor]] of sorts to Hercules. As a RunningGag, he keeps predicting his own death throughout the film but always survives...[[spoiler: at least until the last shot of the film.]]


** [[spoiler: Cotys]], eager to end the war, orders his troops (which almost entirely consists of farmers) to intercept Rhesus' army. If not for Hercules and his friends, they would have certainly been slaughtered.

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** [[spoiler: Cotys]], eager to end the war, orders his troops (which almost entirely consists of farmers) to intercept Rhesus' army. If not for Hercules and his friends, they would have certainly been slaughtered. Even with their aid, the army still takes terrible losses.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Princess Ergenia, who was little more than a HoneyTrap in the comic.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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Princess Ergenia, who was little more than a HoneyTrap in the comic.comic.
** Tydeus was a cannibal that love to eat the brains of his foes. He is lacks this trait and has a more tragic background in the movie.
* AgeLift: Cotys was middle-aged in the original comic, while he is played by John Hurt here.


* TakeThat: When Iolaus suggests "Hercules: The Savior of Thrace" or "[[Film/TheLegendofHercules The Legend of Hercules]]" as an appendage to Hercules' feats, Autolycus remarks that "both sound dreadfully boring."

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* TakeThat: When Iolaus suggests "Hercules: The Savior of Thrace" or "[[Film/TheLegendofHercules Hercules: The Legend of Hercules]]" Begins]]" as an appendage to Hercules' feats, Autolycus remarks that "both sound dreadfully boring."


* MaleGaze: There is a flashback in which Hercules' wife is shown [[ToplessnessFromTheBack topless from behind]], showign her bare back and butt. Becomes FanDisservice when the scene [[MoodWhiplash shifts to her bloody corpse]]

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* MaleGaze: There is a flashback in which Hercules' wife is shown [[ToplessnessFromTheBack topless from behind]], showign showing her bare back and butt. Becomes FanDisservice when the scene [[MoodWhiplash shifts to her bloody corpse]]



* TakeThat: Hercules scoffs that having "[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys The Legendary Journeys]]" appended to his feats would be stupid.

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* TakeThat: Hercules scoffs When Iolaus suggests "Hercules: The Savior of Thrace" or "[[Film/TheLegendofHercules The Legend of Hercules]]" as an appendage to Hercules' feats, Autolycus remarks that having "[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys The Legendary Journeys]]" appended to his feats would be stupid."both sound dreadfully boring."


''Hercules'' is a SwordAndSandal fantasy film released in July 2014, starring [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] in the titular role and directed by Brett Ratner. The cast also includes Creator/JohnHurt, Joseph Fiennes, and [[Creator/IanMcshane Ian McShane]]. It is based on the indie comic miniseries ''[[ComicBook/HerculesTheThracianWars Hercules: The Thracian Wars]]'', written by Steve Moore, illustrated by Admira Wijaya, and published by Radical Comics.

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''Hercules'' is a SwordAndSandal fantasy film released in July 2014, starring [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] in the titular role and directed by Brett Ratner. Creator/BrettRatner. The cast also includes Creator/JohnHurt, Joseph Fiennes, and [[Creator/IanMcshane Ian McShane]]. Creator/IanMcShane. It is based on the indie comic miniseries ''[[ComicBook/HerculesTheThracianWars Hercules: The Thracian Wars]]'', ''ComicBook/HerculesTheThracianWars'', written by Steve Moore, illustrated by Admira Wijaya, and published by Radical Comics.


* OneOfTheBoys: Atalanta

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* OneOfTheBoys: AtalantaAtalanta.

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