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* YourCheatingHeart: Do we need to explain this? The war begins because Helen abandons her husband to run away with Paris.


* BadassBisexual: Achilles is bisexual, plus by far the most skilled and fearsome warrior here.


* BiTheWay: Achilles and Patroclus are in love, and it's made clear in the threesome scene that they're also both attracted to Briseis.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten criticism, yet though Achilles is described as blond and pale-skinned in ''Literature/TheIliad'' it ''did'' have a black character, Ethiopian[[note]]Not necessarily from Ethiopia-this was the term used for black people generally in ancient Greece.[[/note]] Memnon who's allied with Troy (he's also usually absent in adaptations) so there's precedent for this. Memnon is even described as nearly Achilles' equal in skill at arms, getting killed while fighting him.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten criticism, yet though Achilles is described as blond and pale-skinned in ''Literature/TheIliad'' it ''did'' have there are other stories of the Trojan War with a black character, Ethiopian[[note]]Not necessarily from Ethiopia-this was the term used for black people generally in ancient Greece.[[/note]] Memnon who's allied with Troy (he's also usually absent in adaptations) so there's precedent for this. Memnon is even described as nearly Achilles' equal in skill at arms, getting killed while fighting him.



* BlackVikings: Many of the Trojan and Greek characters are portrayed by black actors, which wasn't true in reality of these peoples. Of course, it's fictional to begin with. In fairness, Greeks and Trojans likely looked differently from the white actors portraying them too, who are mostly of British or Irish stock.. Also ''Literature/TheIliad'' really did have black characters, Ethiopian Memnon, a king on Troy's side who comes to fight the Greeks along with his army.

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* BlackVikings: Many of the Trojan and Greek characters are portrayed by black actors, which wasn't true in reality of these peoples. Of course, it's fictional to begin with. In fairness, Greeks and Trojans likely looked differently from the white actors portraying them too, who are mostly of British or Irish stock.. Also ''Literature/TheIliad'' other stories of the Trojan War really did have black characters, Ethiopian Memnon, a king on Troy's side who comes to fight the Greeks along with his army.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind. Also, in ''The Iliad'' they ''did'' have a black character, the Ethiopian Memnon who's allied with Troy.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even criticism, yet though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It Achilles is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed described as black with this blond and pale-skinned in mind. Also, in ''The Iliad'' they ''Literature/TheIliad'' it ''did'' have a black character, Ethiopian[[note]]Not necessarily from Ethiopia-this was the Ethiopian term used for black people generally in ancient Greece.[[/note]] Memnon who's allied with Troy.Troy (he's also usually absent in adaptations) so there's precedent for this. Memnon is even described as nearly Achilles' equal in skill at arms, getting killed while fighting him.



* BlackVikings: Many of the Trojan and Greek characters are portrayed by black actors, which wasn't true in reality of these peoples. Of course, it's fictional to begin with. In fairness, Greeks and Trojans likely looked differently from the white actors portraying them too.

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* BlackVikings: Many of the Trojan and Greek characters are portrayed by black actors, which wasn't true in reality of these peoples. Of course, it's fictional to begin with. In fairness, Greeks and Trojans likely looked differently from the white actors portraying them too.too, who are mostly of British or Irish stock.. Also ''Literature/TheIliad'' really did have black characters, Ethiopian Memnon, a king on Troy's side who comes to fight the Greeks along with his army.



* CharacterDevelopment: For the first few episodes, Paris is a selfish, immature, man-child who starts the war because he's horny and then runs away from any real responsibility. However, after his duel with Menelaus he goes on a spiritual journey that results in him becoming much more serious, focussed, and dutiful.

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* CharacterDevelopment: For the first few episodes, Paris is a selfish, immature, man-child who starts the war because he's horny and then runs away from any real responsibility. However, after his duel with Menelaus he goes on a spiritual journey that results in him becoming much more serious, focussed, focused, and dutiful.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind. Also, in ''The Iliad'' they ''did'' have a black character, the Ethiopian Menocles.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind. Also, in ''The Iliad'' they ''did'' have a black character, the Ethiopian Menocles.Memnon who's allied with Troy.


* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind. Also, in ''The Iliad'' they ''did'' have a black character, the Ethiopian Menocles.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: "Black Achilles" has gotten some criticism even though the concept of race did not exist back then. Nationality yes, race not so much. It is not inaccurate to have an ancient Greek portrayed as black with this in mind.


* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Paris and his lover have sex in a field.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: It's occasionally difficult to tell what accent Australia Louis Hunter is going for.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: It's occasionally difficult to tell what accent Australia Australian Louis Hunter is going for.


* AmazonBrigade: [[CaptainObvious The Amazons]].

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%% commented out as Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * AmazonBrigade: [[CaptainObvious The Amazons]].Amazons.



* OneManArmy: Achilles, [[CaptainObvious duh]].

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%% commented out as Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * OneManArmy: Achilles, [[CaptainObvious duh]].duh.


* EnemyMine: The Amazons don't like the Trojans very much, but they hate greeks even more.

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* EnemyMine: The Amazons don't like the Trojans very much, but they hate greeks Greeks even more.


* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Queen Hecuba prefers to cut her wrists than let herself be taken as a slave by the greeks]].

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler:Queen Hecuba prefers to cut her wrists than let herself be taken as a slave by the greeks]].Greeks]].


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: it's occasionally difficult to tell what accent Australia Louis Hunter is going for.


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: It's occasionally difficult to tell what accent Australia Louis Hunter is going for.


* AdaptedOut: While this adaptation is more faithful than most, several characters are not present on both sides, such as Teucer, Neoptolemus, Memnon and others.



* AncientGrome: Mixed references to Artemis (Greek) and Diana (Roman) as goddesses of the hunt and moon, as well as the omission of Selene (Greek goddess of the moon) suggest a muddled understanding of Greco-Roman mythology.



* AdaptedOut: While this adaptation is more faithful than most, several characters are not present on both sides, such as Teucer, Neoptolemus, Memnon and others.
* AncientGrome: mixed references to Artemis (Greek) and Diana (Roman) as goddesses of the hunt and moon, as well as the omission of Selene (Greek goddess of the moon) suggest a muddled understanding of Greco-Roman mythology.

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* AncientGrome: mixed references to Artemis (Greek) and Diana (Roman) as goddesses of the hunt and moon, as well as the omission of Selene (Greek goddess of the moon) suggest a muddled understanding of Greco-Roman mythology.


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*OohMeAccentsSlipping: it's occasionally difficult to tell what accent Australia Louis Hunter is going for.

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