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The play draws from the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology myth]] of the titan Prometheus, who was punished by Zeus for giving fire (and, in this version, culture) to humankind. The play begins with Prometheus being chained to his rock, where he remains for the duration while various characters come to visit and hold conversations with him, during which Prometheus prophesies about their futures and that of Zeus.

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The play draws from the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology myth]] of the titan Titan Prometheus, who was punished by Zeus for giving fire (and, in this version, culture) to humankind. The play begins with Prometheus being chained to his rock, where he remains for the duration while various characters come to visit and hold conversations with him, during which Prometheus prophesies prophesizes about their futures and that of Zeus.



* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Prometheus's accounts to Io: both her miserable wanderings, and that her descendant will free him.

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* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Prometheus's Prometheus' accounts to Io: both her miserable wanderings, and that her descendant will free him.



* ComeToGawk: Unlike the others Titans who are trapped under earth, Prometheus is left at the mercy of the elements. It was meant to be a deserted place, but a lot of people show up to visit him nevertheless.

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* ComeToGawk: Unlike the others other Titans who are trapped under earth, underground, Prometheus is left at the mercy of the elements. It was meant to be a deserted place, but a lot of people show up to visit him nevertheless.



* HumansAreSpecial: Prometheus has a clear fondness for humanity. He describes in lovingly details the many gifts he gave to them, and he tries to comfort Io however he can, giving her information on her future trips, and only hesitating to do so because he knows it will break her heart.

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* HumansAreSpecial: Prometheus has a clear fondness for humanity. He describes in lovingly details loving detail the many gifts he gave to them, and he tries to comfort Io however he can, giving her information on her future trips, and only hesitating to do so because he knows it will break her heart.



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Prometheus helped Zeus during the war against the Titans and helped humanity. That...did not go well for him.

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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Prometheus helped Zeus during the war against the Titans and then helped humanity. That...did not go well for him.



* RoyalBlood: Prometheus tells Io that a descendant of hers will bear "A royal race in Argos."

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* RoyalBlood: Prometheus tells Io that a descendant of hers will bear "A royal race in Argos." Argos".



* TookALevelInBadass: After the first shock, Prometheus slowly regains his composure. He goes from silent to scared to ''utterly pissed off'' with Zeus and his tyrannic schemes. At the end of the play, he's verbally challenging him and promising him the end of his reign.

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* TookALevelInBadass: After the first shock, Prometheus slowly regains his composure. He goes from silent to scared to ''utterly pissed off'' with Zeus and his tyrannic tyrannical schemes. At the end of the play, he's verbally challenging him and promising him the end of his reign.


* BalefulPolymorph: Poor Io has some attributes of a cow, after being cursed by Hera.

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* BalefulPolymorph: Poor Io has some attributes of a cow, is one, after being cursed by Hera.



* TheChessmaster: The only asset left for Prometheus is one prophesy about Zeus he foresaw. If he won't tell Zeus, the Olympian will fall, but he won't tell unless he's freed from his chains...

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* TheChessmaster: The only asset left for Prometheus is one prophesy prophecy about Zeus he foresaw. If he won't tell Zeus, the Olympian will fall, but he won't tell unless he's freed from his chains...



* DefiantCaptive: Prometheus vows to be as unhelpful as possible to the gods and refuses to bow to their authority.

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* DefiantCaptive: Prometheus vows to be as unhelpful as possible to the gods and refuses to bow to before their authority.



* NoSympathy: Played straight for Kratos and Bia, but averted for Hephaestus: being forced to chain Prometheus upsets him.

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* NoSympathy: Played straight for Kratos and Bia, but averted for Hephaestus: being forced to chain bind Prometheus upsets him.



* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Prometheus challenges Zeus to accomplish his threats of a harsher punishment; [[FromBadtoWorse he does]].

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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Prometheus challenges Zeus to accomplish carry out his threats of a harsher punishment; [[FromBadtoWorse he does]].


* TenderTears: The Oceanids shared them for Prometheus and Io.

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* TenderTears: The Oceanids shared shed them for Prometheus and Io.


* BadassBoast: Several, courtesy of the main character.
-->'''Prometheus''': Hear the sum of the whole matter in the compass of one brief word--every art possessed by man comes from Prometheus.
* BalefulPolymorph: Poor Io has some attributes of a cow, after being cursed by Hera.



* ComeToGawk:

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* ComeToGawk:BringIt: Prometheus is not impressed by the threats of Hermes.
-->'''Prometheus''': Therefore let the lightning's forked curl be cast upon my head and let the sky be convulsed with thunder and the wrack of savage winds; let the hurricane shake the earth from its rooted base, and let the waves of the sea mingle with their savage surge the courses of the stars in heaven; and let him lift me on high and hurl me down to black Tartarus with the swirling floods of stern Necessity: do what he will, [[HealingFactor me he shall never bring to death.]]
* TheChessmaster: The only asset left for Prometheus is one prophesy about Zeus he foresaw. If he won't tell Zeus, the Olympian will fall, but he won't tell unless he's freed from his chains...
* ComeToGawk: Unlike the others Titans who are trapped under earth, Prometheus is left at the mercy of the elements. It was meant to be a deserted place, but a lot of people show up to visit him nevertheless.



* DeadpanSnarker: Prometheus has some great one-liners during his final confrontation with Hermes.

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* DamselInDistress: Io, courtesy of Hera and Zeus. Unfortunately, no one can do much to help her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Prometheus has some great one-liners during his final confrontation with Hermes. Hermes.
* DefiantCaptive: Prometheus vows to be as unhelpful as possible to the gods and refuses to bow to their authority.
* TheDeterminator: Prometheus ''won't'' regret his gifts to mankind and he ''won't'' tell what Zeus needs to know. Threats leave him unflinching.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Prometheus' punishment.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Prometheus' punishment. The fate of Io is also pretty grim.
* FreakOut: Prometheus has a short one after being left by Kratos, Bia, and Hephaestus. Io also have one when she hears her future.



* JerkassGods: Zeus.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Prometheus

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* HumansAreSpecial: Prometheus has a clear fondness for humanity. He describes in lovingly details the many gifts he gave to them, and he tries to comfort Io however he can, giving her information on her future trips, and only hesitating to do so because he knows it will break her heart.
* ImmortalityHurts: When Io begins to contemplate suicide to end her misery, Prometheus reminds her that ''he'' cannot die, no matter how much pain he's going through.
* InformationWantsToBeFree: In this version Prometheus not only gave fire to humanity, but also arts, letters, numbers, medicine...all the intellectual tools you need to build a civilization.
* InsufferableGenius: Hermes certainly thinks so of Prometheus. Even the Oceanids tell the latter he needs to tone down a bit not that he listens to them.
* {{Jerkass}}: Kratos and Bia.
* JerkassGods: Zeus.
Zeus. Hephaestus, the Oceanids, Io, and eventually Oceanus are utterly scared of him and what he could do to them. Hermes is also an example of this.
* TheLoad: Oceanus has good intentions, but he has no idea what he is talking about and isn't really helpful. Prometheus quickly wants him gone.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: PrometheusPrometheus helped Zeus during the war against the Titans and helped humanity. That...did not go well for him.
* NoSympathy: Played straight for Kratos and Bia, but averted for Hephaestus: being forced to chain Prometheus upsets him.
* TheOmniscient: It is not clear what the extents of his powers are, but Prometheus can see the past, the future, and taught every art to humanity. His warnings are taken deadly seriously, even by his foes.
* PersecutedIntellectuals: Prometheus was condemned because he shared his knowledge with the humans, giving them power and independence. This and many others signs tend to indicate that Zeus might not be the best of the rulers at the moment.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Prometheus is unsurprisingly not happy with his fate and derides Zeus many times.


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* SanitySlippage: Io has become unstable after her trials.


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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: Prometheus challenges Zeus to accomplish his threats of a harsher punishment; [[FromBadtoWorse he does]].


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* TenderTears: The Oceanids shared them for Prometheus and Io.
* TookALevelInBadass: After the first shock, Prometheus slowly regains his composure. He goes from silent to scared to ''utterly pissed off'' with Zeus and his tyrannic schemes. At the end of the play, he's verbally challenging him and promising him the end of his reign.
* TraumaCongaLine: The fate of Io is not a pleasant one.
* UnbrokenVigil: The Oceanids keep Prometheus company and refuse to leave him when Hermes tries to make them go away.
* {{Yandere}}: Zeus wants to have Io at any cost, no matter what price she'll have to pay. The Oceanids are horrified by this, and Prometheus goes into a RageAgainstTheHeavens.
* YoureInsane: Said by Hermes to Prometheus, multiple times. That doesn't impress the latter.


* DistressedDude: Prometheus

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* DeadpanSnarker: Prometheus has some great one-liners during his final confrontation with Hermes.
* DistressedDude: PrometheusPrometheus.


''Prometheus Bound'' (''Promētheus Desmōtēs'') is a surviving tragic play from Ancient Greece. It is believed to have been written some time in the 5th century BC, but its precise date and the identity of its author are in doubt. Historically, it has most often been attributed to {{Aeschylus}}, but this attribution has been questioned on metrical and stylistic grounds.

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''Prometheus Bound'' (''Promētheus Desmōtēs'') is a surviving tragic play from Ancient Greece. It is believed to have been written some time in the 5th century BC, but its precise date and the identity of its author are in doubt. Historically, it has most often been attributed to {{Aeschylus}}, Creator/{{Aeschylus}}, but this attribution has been questioned on metrical and stylistic grounds.


The play draws from the [[ClassicalMythology myth]] of the titan Prometheus, who was punished by Zeus for giving fire (and, in this version, culture) to humankind. The play begins with Prometheus being chained to his rock, where he remains for the duration while various characters come to visit and hold conversations with him, during which Prometheus prophesies about their futures and that of Zeus.

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The play draws from the [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology myth]] of the titan Prometheus, who was punished by Zeus for giving fire (and, in this version, culture) to humankind. The play begins with Prometheus being chained to his rock, where he remains for the duration while various characters come to visit and hold conversations with him, during which Prometheus prophesies about their futures and that of Zeus.



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