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Jackie Chan Adventures: Olympian Journey is a Jackie Chan Adventures fanfic written by MultiplePersonas with collaboration by PA2 and Green Phantom Queen. The story takes place one year after the series finale and features the Chans fighting off against old enemies under the guidance of the Goddess of Chaos, Eris.

After Jackie accidentally causes a sacred urn to shatter, Eris and 12 of the Greek Gods are released, the latter being scattered into different artifacts that will unleash their powers unto those worthy of them. Fortunately, Jackie is not alone as the group is aided by Prometheus to help figure out where Eris is hiding, but Eris herself doesn't seem to be too worried about the chaos she's committing.

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The story can be found here.


Tropes found in this story include:

  • Above Good and Evil: When Hak Foo is flabbergasted that the Pan'Ku box didn't affect Eris, she says that she's not evil, just divine before knocking him out.
  • Adaptational Badass: Vanessa was a Dark Action Girl who could go toe-to-toe with Jackie, but ended up being tied to a tree by the JCA equivalent to the Girl Scouts. Here she's now capable of teleporting thanks to absorbing the powers of the Eye of Aurora.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Tohru's past was never really explained aside from living with his mother and his fear of Oni in Season 4. Here we learn that his family is extremely wealthy and that his dad divorced his mom years ago.
  • Adult Fear: Uncle's worst fear, as revealed by the power of Phobos? That he's going senile, abandoned in a nursing home by a Jackie who never visits.
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  • Air-Vent Passageway: Jade, Jimmy, and Rachel do this to escape a crowd of Eros!Drew's brainwashed love cultists, though Rachel is a bit too big for it and has to go through the rafters instead.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Eris's entire family (save Hestia) was murdered and she and their essences sealed away. While it doesn't excuse her actions, you can't help but feel sorry for her.
  • Alien Blood: As a goddess, Eris has golden ichor for blood.
  • Apocalypse How: Under the influence of Hephaestus's essence, Tohru's mother tries to enact a Class-0, recreating Pompeii across all of Japan by causing a huge eruption from Mt. Fuji.
  • Appeal to Novelty: Eris's reaction to the modern world is comparable to a child given free reign of a toy store, stocking her lair with useless and bizarre decorations (and a trampoline) and binging on anime. The one modern thing she truly hates is commercial air travel.
  • Apple of Discord: The amphora Jackie finds in the beginning of the story can cause conflict with others who covet the urn for themselves. Jackie tries to use this in his fight against three of his former enemies... but he ends up causing the entire story to happen instead. Fittingly one of the beings inside the urn was the goddess who created said apple in the first place, Eris.
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    • Eris brings up this event at one point, revealing that the apple was never magic. The goddesses were just that vain.
  • Arranged Marriage: Tohru's mom had one of these. It ended badly.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During the Courtroom Episode, Eris lists various crimes by humanity, including war, destruction of the environment... and commercial air travel. The heroes are left dumbfounded by that last bit, especially as Eris treats it as the worst of the lot.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Vanessa Barone, Kuniko Kasahara and the old monk from the episode "The Lotus Temple" were originally oneshot villains that appeared in filler episodes. Here, they fill the Enforcers' usual role of the Big Bad's main henchmen.
    • Drew, a minor recurring character on the show, ends up playing an important role in the Aphrodite arc, as he finds the pearl with Aphrodite's essence at the end of Chapter 14, turning his mother into Aphrodite's host and being Chapter 15's decoy antagonist as Eros' host.
  • Assimilation Backfire: Thanks to his mortal host, Ares using the enhanced strength that he absorbed from Hercules has negative side effects.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Upon absorbing Hera's essence in Chapter 7 (in the peacock wreath that Scruffy is biting on), Zhixin hurls the poor puppy towards a wall. Earlier in the same chapter, Eris had no qualms trying to murder Scruffy for said wreath.
  • Baleful Polymorph: The chocolates that Eros!Drew hands out don't just brainwash people into lovesick slaves, but will also physically transform them. If they have inner beauty, they become idealized versions of themselves, but if not, they turn into random objects like potted plants or statues.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • A scene in the first chapter has Jade infiltrating a building before she gets captured by a henchman... before it's revealed that it's just a training simulation.
    • Chapter 14 ends with the implication that Drew will now have Aphrodite's essence, which is seemingly confirmed in Chapter 15. However, the end of that chapter reveals that in actuality Drew is just Eros; his mother is the one who became Aphrodite.
  • Bearded Lady: When infused with the power of Hephaestus, Tohru's mother's mole grows a mass of wiry hair that wraps around her chin like a beard.
  • Benevolent Boss: The Agents of Chaos lucked out with Eris. Not only is she pretty forgiving of failure, she took them to a spa to recover after a defeat that ends in Human Snowball. She becomes more openly fond of them after absorbing Ares's essence.
  • Big Bad: Eris, Goddess of Discord.
  • Big "WHAT?!":
    • Captain Black, when Jade tells him that Eris blew up their plane.
    • Tohru, Jackie, Jade, and Uncle all do this when Tohru's mother reveals that she's got a boyfriend.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Eris likes her gyros with pineapple and sauerkraut.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: There's actual blood and realistic injuries in this show, in contrast the cartoon's Bloodless Carnage.
  • Blow You Away: Vanessa with Zeus's essence, courtesy of Zeus absorbing the essences of the wind gods.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Prometheus warns Captain Black about this when he starts dating Hestia, noting that as a god she'll view things differently than humans and won't see anything wrong with taking what Black views as morally dubious actions.
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: One chapter's opening narrations has PA2 discussing himself as the boke to Mulit and Phantom Queen's tsukkomi.
  • Bond, James Bond: As in his debut episode, Kasahara always refers to Jackie as "Chan-Jackie-Chan".
  • Briar Patching: Held captive by Ares, Jade tells him to hit her as hard as he can. He can tell that she's baiting him, but he's legitimately curious to see where she's going with it, so he does. Jade then uses the blow to escape his grasp like a human missile.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Jade is quite brilliant and crafty when she puts her mind to it...when it's not pertaining to school work that is. Chapter 7 has Jackie point this out and that her failing grades is what causes her to stay at Section 13 as she reads through 1984 for a retake test, as she put down events that happened in the year 1984 rather than read the book.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Aphrodite's essence gives its bearer the ability to make others into lovesick slaves.
  • Broken Pedestal: Tohru adored his father, and is thus shocked to learn that he cheated on Tohru's mother before leaving her.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Vanessa seems to think that Prometheus, being the intellectual among the Titans who lost most of his powers, will be an easy opponent. He hasn't survived since the dawn of time by being a lightweight.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Scruffy, who didn't have a significant role since Season 4, gets focus in Chapters 7 and 8.
    • Tohru's mother, whose last significant role was Season 3, returns in Chapter 9 as the host of Hephaestus.
    • Chapter 15 sees the return of Jade's friends Jimmy and Simone, both of whom were oneshot characters at different points in the show.
  • Call-Back:
    • The Chi-o-matic from the fifth season is used to absorb the essence of the Greek Gods.
    • Prometheus provides Jade with the Bands of Shiva, from the Season 2 episode "Shrink Rap", when sending her to save the other heroes in Chapter 8.
    • The same chapter features the return of Mohajah and his disciples, who had appeared in the Season 2 episode "Into the Mouth of Evil".
    • Chapter 10 features the return of both the Armor of the Gods used against Dai Gui, and the sword used to banish Shendu's spirit to the Netherworld.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In Chapter 9, Tohru chews out how his mother's dominating presence is the reason why his dad left in the first place and that she has shown no respect for her son at all.
  • Chaos Is Evil: Eris, obviously, being the Goddess of Chaos and the Big Bad.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The jar of olives that Prometheus gives Uncle. Word of God is that Prometheus planned it this way.
  • Claustrophobia: Eris can't stand being cooped up in cars or airplanes, which is why she travels using her flying chariot to get around. This probably would also explain why she detests the idea of commercial air travel.
  • Cliffhanger:
    • Chapter 4: Jade, Captain Black, Prometheus, Eris, and Kasahara are sucked into a tapestry depicting a courtroom.
    • Chapter 5: As the heroes and villains make their way through Athena-Uncle's maze, Zhixin is turned to stone.
    • Chapter 7: Zhixin absorbs Hera's essence.
    • Chapter 9: Tohru's mother absorbs Hephaestus' essence.
    • Chapter 11: Ares is fully resurrected.
    • Chapter 12: Ares decides to confront the heroes directly.
    • Chapter 14: Drew finds the pearl with the essence of Aphrodite.
    • Chapter 15: It's revealed that Drew's mother is the one who actually got Aphrodite's essence. Meanwhile, Hak Foo prepares to attack Jade and her friends.
  • Confusion Fu: Eris's fighting style given that she's capable of warping reality as she sees fit.
  • Courtroom Episode: Chapters 5 and 6 have Prometheus, Captain Black and Jade versus Eris and Kasahara/Origami trying to see who will win Hestia's aide by judging how humanity has changed after the Greek Gods were sealed up. The case is officially unresolved due to the Pocket Dimension it takes place in dissolving before a verdict can be reached, but Hestia still offers her help to the heroes anyway.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Eros!Drew shoves a chocolate down Hak Foo's throat, turning him into a statue, but Eris warding him against magical assaults means that he can still move and quickly knocks him out, then plans to use his enhanced form to help take Jade out.
  • Darker and Edgier: Deliberately made to be a bit more mature than the cartoon. Humanity explicitly slaughtered the gods, with the essences being what's left of their powers instead of the gods themselves, characters bleed when injured, there's references to marital infidelity, nudity or at least near-nudity, one chapter has a human character die in a rather gruesome manner...
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Vanessa Barone.
  • Demonic Possession:
    • The spirits of Zeus, Hera, Hephaestus, and Athena (later revealed to be merely echoes thinking that they're the aforementioned gods) take control of Tohru, Finn, Chow, and Ratso, respectively, after Hestia's séance ends up Gone Horribly Right.
    • Ares reviving turns out to have been because he possessed Colton Pennypacker III.
  • Description Cut: In chapter 7, as Jackie berates Jade that she needs to get her priorities straight and asks if Eris is goofing off. It cuts to Eris squealing in joy while jumping on a trampoline.
  • Deus ex Machina: Discussed by Prometheus. He jokingly answers his phone with "Deus Ex Machina consulting firm."
  • Disappeared Dad: Tohru's father left him and his mother when Tohru was young.
  • Divine Date: Captain Black is about to ask Hestia out in chapter 11, but is interrupted before he can get the words out. He later manages to ask her properly in Chapter 13.
  • Do Wrong, Right: Eris chides her henchmen for going out to bars, then demands that they take her next time.
  • Drop the Hammer: Hephaestus' essence is found within one of these. Makes sense because he was the blacksmith of the Pantheon.
  • Drunk with Power: Anyone who is possessed by the essence of a god will go nuts with the power.
  • Dwindling Party: As the Aphrodite Arc continues, the kids remaining in the school keep getting captured and transformed by Eros!Drew's cultists. Yahir is the first to go, followed by Jimmy and then Rachel.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Eris is the Goddess of Discord, physical manifestation of chaos, so it's unsurprising that her hair is multicolored.
  • Enmity with an Object: Eris's dislike of airplanes becomes such a personal matter that she destroys a Section 13 jet purely out of spite. At one point the heroes flee from her to the airport specifically because they know that she'd never willingly go there.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Hak Foo was bad enough with only martial arts, but then Eris empowered him further.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hestia appears in front of Team Chan, Captain Black and Prometheus as a grand goddess... but the minute Prometheus opens his mouth, she slaps him across the face before apologizing to Team Chan for her rudness. Then after berating Prometheus, she hands them all (except Prometheus) some freshly baked muffins.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Eris is a chaotic goddess but she still has feelings for her aunt Hestia, and even misses Hestia's cooking. She's also wailing at her best friend Patches being dead and tears swell in her eyes when she looks at the remains of Hecate's room in the palace. She also considers Ares a favorite brother of hers, and is genuinely overjoyed when he fully reincarnates. Ares also returns the sentiment.
    • After Ares dies a second time, having let a reluctant Eris absorb his essence, she almost lets slip that she's come to care for her minions to a degree.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • According to Vanessa, there's a "relic hunters code" which states you can't steal an artifact that someone else has already stolen, which is why Kasahara can't take the Bands of Shiva that Zhixin stole from the Chans.
    Vanessa: Sometimes.
    • Even at his worst, Zeus would never violate the laws of hospitality. The fact that "Zeus" and the other entities possessing Tohru and the Enforcers would try to spill innocent blood in her sacred space makes Hestia realize that she didn't really summon her family back at all, she just created echoes out of her desire to see her family again.
    • Eros!Drew tries to brainwash Simone to love him after she rebuffs his advances by means of telling him she's gay. However, he still takes the time to make it clear that he's expanding her sexuality, not just flipping it.
  • Everyone Can See It: While Jade is seemingly oblivious to it, Jimmy and Rachel can both easily tell that Simone has a crush on her.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Unsurprisingly, Aphrodite's essence settles into a pearl necklace—or rather, a single pearl on it which naturally breaks and results in the cast having to hunt them down individually.
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Scruffy is capable of sensing the location of the Peacock Wreath with Hera's essence. Uncle assumes it's because, as Scruffy was a Noble animal and filled with magic, he'd seek other sources of magic itself.
  • Exact Words: It's not Jade without this. During the fight to obtain the shield with Athena's essence (which is in a museum), Jackie makes her stay out of the fight by shouting, "It's a museum! Go learn something!" Cut to a few paragraphs later, Jade is in the fight because she did learn something...that kids were recruited into the Viking army at age 10.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: At the end of Chapter 9, Jackie notices that the bag — that contained the hammer with the essence of Hephaestus — is gone. When he asks where it was, Tohru and Jade realized that it must've slipped during Tohru's tirade with his mother.
  • Fatal Flaw: Uncle's is Pride. He will not admit that he is incapable of fighting off against the Greek Gods (because he's skilled in Chinese chi magic) which makes him possessed by the power of Athena. Jackie actually exploits this by posing a question on what was the better potion ingredient — garlic for Uncle or olive oil for Greek spells — so that the two sides fight long enough for him to be taken down.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: As part of her domain being hearths and hosting, Hestia is really good at cooking. She hands Team Chan (and Captain Black) a pomegranate muffin and when she decides to join Team Chan, Sector 13 is made much more homely and the quality of the food is like that of a high-end restaurant.
  • Figure It Out Yourself: Prometheus is a big proponent of this, feeling that giving humanity the ability to figure things out for themselves is a waste if he just spoon-feeds them everything.
  • Fingore: Prometheus cuts off his pinkie to fuel a spell to put a Power Limiter on the Ares essence Eris absorbed.
  • Forced to Watch: Ares tries to force Jade to watch as her allies are killed.
  • Freudian Excuse: According to Daisuke, Tohru's mom is cold and cranky because her parents raised her to never embarrass the family by emoting, and later her husband cheated on her.
  • Genre Savvy: Eris is able to kill three birds with one stone in chapter 9; she brings her henchmen to a spa with hot springs to warm up, which also ensures she can discuss plans without Hestia eavesdropping (natural heat sources are out of Hestia's line of influence) plus get a bead of Hephaestus's artifact at the same time (as geothermal heat is well within his).
    • Part of why Black is wary of acting on his attraction to Hestia is because he's aware that human-divine romance in myth rarely ends well.
    • Jade, as usual. For example, she guesses that Eris will interrupt them on the way back from getting Aphrodite's essence, and she's right.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    • In the seventh chapter, Jackie forbids Jade from going to India. Jade notes that she's always found a way to follow them and what would make this any different? Cut to the next scene where Jade is physically restrained to a dolly with belts and locks.
    • In chapter 9, after their jet is blown up and hotels are booked solid due to the holiday, Tohru brings up the only option for a place to stay. Uncle is vehemently against it, claiming he'd rather freeze. Cut to Tohru's mother welcoming the group into her home.
    • In chapter 16, the lack of Hak Foo makes Jackie worried enough that, for once, he thinks that Jade might be safer with him compared to her being at school. Cut to Jade and her allies running from the cultists at school while Tohru battles the chimeric martial artist.
  • Girlfriend in Canada: Yahir jokes about this when Rachel talks about her chocoholic boyfriend. When she points out that he's met her boyfriend, he admits that he couldn't resist.
  • Good Hurts Evil: In a flashback, Hak Foo attempted to take out Eris with Pan'Ku Box, but it failed because she's a goddess, not a demon.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Hestia and Prometheus wants to stop Eris from unleashing chaos, but they aren't 100% good themselves. Jade notes this about the two in the seventh chapter when she calls them out.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Hestia attempts a séance to contact the spirits of the essences that the heroes have captured, only for the spirits of the gods to take control of Tohru and the former Enforcers, much to her shock and horror.
  • Götterdämmerung: With the help of Prometheus, humans killed every god except for Eris and Hestia in a brutal raid.
  • Got Me Doing It: During her fight with Hak Foo, Eris starts calling her attacks, like "Olympian Throws Discus", "City Hall Lights Christmas Tree", and "Drummer Begins Obnoxious Solo".
  • Guile Hero: Jackie ends up distracting Uncle — possessed by the power of Athena — by questioning what's more important to potion making: garlic (which Uncle swears by) or olive oil (which is key to Greek magic). The resulting Logic Bomb from both Uncle and Athena arguing ends up keeping Uncle busy long enough to take him down.
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: When Eris has a vision of Aphrodite's essence activating, she's nude, with her breasts being covered by her folded arms.
  • Hate Plague: Eris can cause a localized one, claiming to have learned it from her brother.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being the goddess of the Hearth doesn't seem appealing, but this means that Hestia is capable of spying all around the world from all sorts of heat sources. This is the reason Eris forbades her henchmen from using heaters or ovens, or else Hestia can spy on them.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Hak Foo's attempt to go legit didn't work out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Finn, Ratso and Chow are officially clean and work for Section 13 as janitors and chefs. No mention as to what happened to Hak Foo, though.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In Chapter 16, Rachel stays behind in the school library with the cultists so that Jade and Simone can shut them inside, knowing what will happen to her.
  • Hidden Depths: Origami turns out to be an otaku, to Jade's surprise.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: Chapter 9 takes place during New Year's Eve, which is when Hephaestus decides to possess Tohru's mom.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: According to a photo, Tohru's father was even bigger than Tohru himself, while Shizu is barely taller than Jade.
  • Humanity on Trial: How the Courtroom Episode works, with several lesser gods tied to Athena's essence acting as judge and court officers and Hestia as jury, with Eris and Kasahara versus Prometheus, Captain Black and Jade over whether humanity deserves Hestia's help or if she should enable the gods to rise again.
  • Human Pet: Eris seems to think of Hak Foo as one. He doesn't like it.
  • Humans Are Bastards: It's debatable whether humanity needed to kill the gods after draining their powers, but nobody can defend their drunken party on Mount Olympus to celebrate the slaughter.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Eris certainly believes this, since they killed her family.
  • Human Snowball: Vanessa, Kasahara, and Zhixin are all on the receiving end of this in chapter 9.
  • Ice-Cream Koan: Zhixin is full of these, to the annoyance of his teammates and later Team Chan.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Chapters that focus on the revelation of a God's essence incorporates the name of said God with a phrase or a Shout-Out and a chapter that's part of that arc also have a pun based on the location (example: Agra-vation = aggravation).
  • Incompatible Orientation: When Eros!Drew tries to charm Simone, she tells him, rather bluntly since he doesn't get it immediately, that she's gay. He decides to force one of his chocolates into her mouth and alter her sexuality (though in an Even Evil Has Standards moment he makes it clear that he's expanding her sexuality, not flipping it).
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Jade says that Tohru's relationship with his mother is better now... only for her to throw the door open hard enough to hit the wall and start yelling at him. The narration even lampshades it.
  • Ironic Echo: Jackie tries to tell Jade to not get involved in the brawl in Chapter 4 by stating, "It's a museum! Go learn something!" Not even a few paragraphs later:
    Jade: Did you know that Viking children could join their armies at age ten? I just learned that.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Jade and Uncle going up against the brainwashed Jackie and Tohru in Chapter 8. In Jade's case, she actually gets through and helps him break free of Zhixin's control.
  • Jerkass Gods: The Greek gods (barring Hestia) abused and ignored mortals, but humanity was still dependent on them until Prometheus gave them the power to adapt and improve on their own. The gods weren't happy when mankind's prayers and offerings petered out, and set them back with Pandora's amphora. When that failed, they tried to kill all the humans, but the humans killed them first.
  • "Just So" Story: Some of the chapters have myths in this way if the chapter ends up being too short.
  • Kneel Before Zod: The first thing Zhixin does after obtaining Hera's essence is to make everyone kneel before him.
  • Kill It with Fire: Fire is, rather obviously, even worse for Kasahara than water.
  • Large Ham: Hak Foo, obviously.
  • Les Collaborateurs: Zhixin, Vanessa, and Origami know about Eris's plans for humanity, but are convinced to work for her by being promised that they will be spared from whatever she does to the rest of mankind, the power of the Olympian essences, and revenge on Jackie.
  • Lost in Character: Enforced, as Eris uses her Hate Plague to make the participants of a Civil War reenactment do so. The narration comments that it's lucky they use fake weapons.
  • Love Triangle: Simone and Jimmy both have a crush on Jade, while she is seemingly Oblivious to Love.
  • MacGuffin Melee: Plenty of these, what with it being Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: Part of Zhixin's Ice-Cream Koan philosophies has him start with "Ancient Wisdom" then whatever piece of advice he wants to spout out. One of them even lampshades that he's quoting The Jungle Book.
  • Magic from Technology: The "magic must defeat magic" axiom still holds, but Prometheus is able to exploit a loophole by enchanting Section 13's guns. This comes as a nasty surprise to Eris (but far from a deadly one).
  • Magitek: With the power of Hephaestus, Tohru's mother turns ordinary kitchen supplies and appliances into a functioning suit of Powered Armor, complete with a Jet Pack and an Arm Cannon.
    • Prometheus enchants Section 13's weaponry to allow it to be of better use against Eris.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Chapter 10 has a three-way fight between Eris, Uncle (wearing the Armor of the Gods), and Tohru's mother (possessed by Hephaestus' essence).
  • Mind Control: Zhixin, when possessing Hera's essence.
  • Missing Steps Plan: Eris fully admits that she's not 100% certain what she's going to do to humanity once she has the power of the essences, just that it'll be bad.
  • Mugging the Monster: How Hak Foo came to work for Eris, more or less. He broke in, defeated the Agents of Chaos, then lost hard to Eris herself. Lucky for him, she liked his style. Unluckily for him, she was attracted to him.
  • Multicolored Hair:
    • Eris's hair is a random tangle of various hair colors, befitting the goddess of chaos.
    • Drew's Aphrodite-possessed mother has several braids of hair, each a different color.
  • My Beloved Smother: Tohru's mother, as usual, to the point that Tohru blames her for the reason his dad left their family behind.
  • Mythology Gag: Jackie causing the entire plot to happen by releasing essences onto 12 different objects in an attempt to stop the bad guys from fighting? It's season 3 all over again!
  • Named by the Adaptation:
    • Zhixin (the monk from the Lotus temple episode) which he even lampshades when he introduces himself to Jackie.
    • Tohru's mother is given the name Shizu, while their surname is revealed to be Takagi.
  • Neutral No Longer: Hestia, the Neutral Female Greek Goddess, decides that she's no longer going to sit on the sidelines and the next three chapters after her introduction involve putting the good and bad guys on trial to see who Hestia will side with. It's ultimately interrupted, but she joins up with the heroes.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero:
    • In the first chapter Jackie tries to get the three villains (Vanessa Barone, Origami and Zhixin) subdued by using the powers of the amphora (which causes people who look at it to want it and fight over it). Unfortunately, them plus the glow causing him, Uncle, Jade, Tohru and Captain Black to want it causes the amphora to crack, unleashing Eris and the other twelve gods that were sealed with her and essentially recreating a combination of Season 3 and 5 in the process.
    • Tohru's tirade with his mother causes the framed photo of him and his dad to break and the hammer that had Hephaestus' essence in it to drop. So when his mother needs to put it back up, she picks up that hammer...
  • Noodle Implements: After beating Hak Foo in a fight upon their first meeting, Eris takes him into another room to interrogate him. When they emerge later, she's wearing a rubber foam dolphin suit, and he's wearing a maid uniform.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • During Hecate's tirade against Prometheus, she mentions something about fennel that caused the Olympian palace to smell like licorice for a month.
    • When Kasahara mentions Jackie once possessing Shendu's talismans, this surprises Eris as she once made a bet with the demon. Considering this is Eris we're talking about, her hanging out with Shendu is completely believable.
    • After Hak Foo is knocked off a tower by a helicopter, he states that this is the second time that's happened to him.
  • No Self-Buffs: Prometheus is a powerful Seer, but he cannot see the possible outcomes when he gets too personally involved.
  • No-Sell:
    • In her first appearance, Eris shrugs off Uncle's blast, even though it had a triple dose of garlic powering it.
    • The second time Jackie is exposed to Phobos' fear power, he manages to break out of the illusion by reminding himself that it's not real.
  • Oblivious to Love: Both Simone and Jimmy have a crush on Jade, but Jade seems oblivious to both of them.
  • OOC Is Serious Business:
    • Jade is a little lacking in her normal energy after seeing Ares's host die horribly.
    • After absorbing Ares's essence, Eris, much to her own disgust, develops more of a head for tactics.
    • Uncle is so shocked by his Phobos-induced fear vision that he actually actively joins the search for Aphrodite's essence pearl instead of just making Jackie do the hard work, and is much more on edge than usual.
  • Order Versus Chaos: The main conflict of the story, really.
  • Ouroboros: A symbol of this is shown during the arc with Athena's powers. Jackie states that Uncle is mocking him, Tohru, Zhixin and Vanessa by stating that they're not going to win against him.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Uncle has little knowledge on how to fight Greek gods, as his expertise is in Asian magic. This is Played for Drama as his pride on being a powerful spellcaster having to ask Prometheus for help in casting Greek spells is what causes him to be possessed by Athena's essence.
  • Out with a Bang: Eris says that more than one of her dates has ended this way, sometimes just from foreplay.
  • Paper People: Kasahara can turn into this, hence his thief name, "Origami".
  • Parent with New Paramour: Tohru's mother has obtained a new boyfriend, much to Team Chan's shock.
  • Pass the Popcorn: The closing narrations to Chapter 3 has Green Phantom Queen munching on pork rinds (which she got from her trip to Thailand) and her fellow authors asking if she'll share. (Phantom Queen is a huge fan of this trope as shown by her works.)
  • Peacock Girl: Gender-flipped and played straight. Hera's symbol was a peacock but the host of her essence is the male Zhixin who gains a royal blue robe with peacock feathers.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Tohru's mom mops the floor with the heroes at the beginning of chapter 10, despite being barely taller than Jade.
  • Power Limiter: Prometheus sacrifices a finger to seal Ares' essence after Eris absorbs it. His best guess is that it will last six months at most before failing completely.
  • Power Tattoo: Zhixin has markings on the palms of his hands that lets him fire energy blasts.
  • Power-Upgrading Deformation: Eris' empowerment of Hak Foo makes him a chaotic (what else) mishmash of various animal species. The only clue to his identity/former species is his shaggy mane and mustache-goatee combo.
  • Reality Warper: Part of Eris's tricks in creating chaos wherever she goes.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • In Chapter 7, Jade spews out this on both Hestia and Prometheus, stating that despite how they're helping out against Eris, they're both two-faced and don't really have humanity's interest at heart.
    • In Chapter 15, Drew gets several, mostly aimed at how he's just a pathetic bully and weakling even with Eros' essence.
  • Rival Turned Evil: Fans of the show know that Uncle and Tohru's mother aren't fans of each other. This comes to a boil when she merges with the essence of Hephaestus in chapters 9 and 10.
  • Rule of Funny: Neither Jackie, Uncle, nor Tohru can figure out how Scruffy managed to stow away on their flight to India, let alone how he managed to close the luggage compartment behind him. The only answer they can come up with is that Jade's dog must be as wily as Jade herself.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Eris and twelve Greek Gods were sealed inside the amphora Jackie finds in the beginning of the story. Though only Eris is still extant, the others having been reduced to semi-sentient essences that merge with hosts via artifacts related to personal symbols of the deities.
  • Seen It All: Eris isn't too surprised that Team Chan got Zeus' essence as she knows that they'll seal it up with all the other essences they obtain, thus making it all the easier for when she gets them back.
  • Seers: Prometheus, as the Titan of Foresight, can see possible futures, though he cannot perceive what will happen when he gets involved personally.
  • Secretly Wealthy: It turns out that Tohru's family is very rich.
  • Self-Deprecating Humor: Jade complains that 1984 ends with the main character brainwashed. The previous chapter ended exactly that way.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Between Captain Black and Hestia. Jade even teases how Black has a crush.
    • Jade's friends Jimmy and Simone both have crushes on her.
  • Shock and Awe: Vanessa, with Zeus's essence.
  • Shout-Out:
    • At one point Jade has to read 1984 for school.
    • When Jade hears that the latest essence is that of Ares, the god of War, she immediately compares it to a certain video game.
    • Jade calls the mutated Hak Foo Moreau after she tricks him into getting hit with a helicopter. The Section 13 agent flying it starts to point out that that wasn't how things went in the book, but Jade just says that she never read the book and changes the subject.
    • Eris dresses up as a Sailor Moon character Phobos in order unlock the powers of the actual Phobos from Ares's essence.
  • Something Completely Different:
    • The main focus on Jackie Chan Adventures were from Asian roots (Shendu and the Talismans being Chinese and Tarakaudo and the Oni masks Japanese). Olympian Journey is based on Ancient Greece.
    • In Chapter 7, Scruffy is the stowaway this time, not Jade (as she's being forced to stay at Section 13 to prepare for a test retake).
  • Something We Forgot: Zhixin is Taken for Granite during the fight with the Athena essence-possessed Uncle, and afterwards everyone heads home, forgetting about him and leaving him behind. He's understandably angry at his cohorts for this when he reunites with them.
  • Straight Gay: Eros!Drew was apparently completely unaware that Simone was gay, and doesn't immediately get it when she rejects his rather forceful advances for this reason.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: A picture reveals that Tohru's father shares his thin eyebrows and strong jaws.
  • Supreme Chef: Hestia, as the goddess of home and hearth, is a very good cook.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Despite Jade being part of the action to stop Eris from unleashing chaos, she still has school to go through. Jackie is furious when Jade tanked her mid-term in Chapter 7, to the point that he prevents her from joining him, Uncle and Tohru to India.
    • Due to what happened to Zhixin at the end of the Athena arc (see Something We Forgot), he's very pissed off at his teammates and relishes in obtaining the power from Hera's essence (the ability to command people to do as he says).
    • Rather than using his divine foresight to find the man using the bayonet with the essence of Ares in a Civil War reenactment, Prometheus snaps a picture and uses the name tag on him and the pictures online about the reenactment.
    • When Eris is chasing the heroes, who are fleeing in a helicopter, she is calling out to them, but they can't hear her over the rotors. Jade even lampshades it.
    • Eris stands in the middle of the road after Ares dies a second time, her power leaking out and affecting people. She promptly gets hit by a car whose driver her power drove into a blind rage.
    • An aircraft being cloaked doesn't make it actually invisible. Thus, Eris is able to attack the Section 13 jet as it returns with Aphrodite's essence.
    • When fleeing Eros!Drew's minions in an Air-Vent Passageway, Rachel is too large to fit and has to go up to the rafters, and it's noted that even the below-average Jade is finding it a tight squeeze.
  • Take That!:
    • In the author's notes for the first chapter, Green Phantom Queen notes that Myanmar is very slow on the uptake for democracy — as in sixty years slow — before telling people to look it up. And in the notes for Chapter 14, she essentially delivers a "The Reason You Suck" Speech aimed at the 2021 Military Coup that took over the country and is doing a terrible job of guiding it through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • In the opening narrations to the second chapter, Green Phantom Queen states she doesn't keep her expectations high so she won't be disappointed (before making a remark about the ending to Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V).
    • In the closing narration to the seventh chapter, MultiplePersonas and PA2 remark that it's better for better quality updates slowly than terrible content quickly, citing James Patterson as a reference.
    • The fic has a bunch of these toward commercial airlines.
    • Jade is not a fan of the infamous Downer Ending of 1984, seeing it as a cop-out.
  • Taken for Granite:
    • Happens to Zhixin during the Athena arc, courtesy of Medusa.
    • Tohru's mom attempts to do this to all of Japan by causing a Vesuvius-like eruption, so nobody in her family will leave her or fight.
    • When Eros!Drew shoves an enchanted chocolate down Hak Foo's mouth, he turns into a statue. Unfortunately for him, Eris applied wards to Hak that allow him to still think and move in that state.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Tohru is ultimately able to talk down his mother into surrendering the essence of Hephaestus peacefully.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Vanessa Barone is now capable of teleporting in short bursts, thanks to absorbing the powers of the Eye of Aurora.
  • Tempting Fate: At first, gaining Aphrodite's essence is no challenge at all (they buy it from a jewelry shop offscreen with no struggle), but on the plane ride home they discuss how it can't be this easy, and are soon attacked by the Agents of Chaos. Jade even lampshades how things are not likely to go so easy for them after the others start talking about it.
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: Both averted and played straight when Uncle absorbs the essence of Athena. Uncle is male, but Athena was the goddess of the domestic arts, including weaving.
  • That Came Out Wrong: When they're talking about Drew, who they think is possessed by Aphrodite's essence, and passing out chocolates that make people his brainwashed love slaves, Simone worries about Jimmy, since the two of them have Chemistry together the next period. Jade promptly shudders and asks her to never say those words again.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Jackie grounds Jade from going to India by sticking her in a straightjacket and chaining her to a dolly, and even before that he thinks that only Prometheus has a chance of keeping her from sneaking off. The fact that said Titan doesn't disagree is rather telling.
  • Time Skip: The series starts about a year after the series ended.
    • Chapter 14 takes place four weeks after the last one.
  • Traintop Battle: Jackie fights Kasahara on top of a Japanese bullet train at one point.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Eris used an enchantment to speed up her Deimos power Transformation Sequence. After it's over, she notes that the brief flash the heroes saw was about two minutes for her.
  • Two Scenes, One Dialogue: The story as to how Eris got sealed in the first place is portrayed this way in chapter 2 with Uncle and Eris taking turns explaining it.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: The Aphrodite arc takes place on Valentine's Day, fittingly enough. Jade's subplot shows her school getting ready for a holiday dance, before the building is hijacked by Eros!Drew.
  • Villains Out Shopping:
    • At one point, the Agents of Chaos go out drinking together.
    • The mercenaries guild that Vanessa and Hak Foo are both part of apparently holds an annual gala.
  • Villain Respect: When Jackie manages to fight off Eris using her nightmare powers on him a second time, Eris looks at Jackie with more than a small amount of respect. She had anticipated him breaking free eventually, but not for at least another two or three exposures to the power.
  • Villain Takes an Interest: Eris eventually develops an interest in recruiting Jade, and Ares also seems interested after she escapes him.
  • Villain Team-Up: Vanessa Barone, Zhixin and Origami team up together in order to get revenge on Jackie. And after Eris is released, they're recruited to serve as her muscle.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Kasahara has this, sort of. He can transform into paper and fold himself up into different forms. Played straight with Eris, but she usually just uses it for physical comedy.
  • War Reenactors: Fittingly, Ares's essence ends up at a reenactment of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher during the Civil War. Black knows because the Civil War is a hobby of his and he remembered that it was the anniversary of the battle.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • When Kasahara gets wet, he loses his powers until he can shake himself at least semi-dry.
    • Likewise, since Zhixin's powers comes from the marks on his palms, smearing them makes him unable to strike.
  • Weirdness Censor: In Chapter 16, after Rachel wonders how anyone could cover up everything going on at the school, Jade notes that unless a person is highly involved in the supernatural goings-on they experience, they tend to rationalize it away after the fact. When she mentions that the same thing happened with the Titanic, Rachel demands to hear the details after they're out of danger. After Rachel's Heroic Sacrifice against the cultists, Jade expresses annoyance with this factor and worries that Rachel might forget everything that happened after she's returned to normal, ruining their budding friendship.
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 11. Not only is Hak Foo revealed to have joined Eris (and gained a magically enhanced form in the process), but Hestia's desperate attempt to commune with the spirits of the deceased gods goes wrong and leads to Tohru being fully possessed by Zeus (with the next chapter revealing that Hera is possessing Finn, Hephaestus Chow, and Athena Ratso), and Ares completely reincarnating.
    • Chapter 13 has Eris absorb Ares' essence at his behest after his host is fatally injured, with Prometheus sacrificing a finger to seal it for six months at most.
  • Wham Line: During the museum exhibition in the first chapter, Jackie finds a scroll with Japanese writing on it. Jackie asks Tohru to translate it to read,
    Tohru: "Even the most well skilled thief can be caught, but the clever ones always escape. And when they do, it is only wise to seek out their enemies and avenge their honor. Isn't that right, Chan Jackie Chan?"
  • "What Do They Fear?" Episode: The Aphrodite arc kicks this off, with Eris unlocking the powers of Phobos, God of Fear. Jackie fears Shendu, and Tohru fears Tarakudo. Uncle was also hit with it and badly traumatized, but we don't know at first what he saw. Chapter 16 reveals that his fear was going senile and being abandoned in a nursing home by Jackie.
  • Whip It Good: Vanessa's weapon of choice.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Eris and Ares' powers can create a feedback loop of strength, because they always bring out the worst in each other.
  • Worthy Opponent: Ares comes to view Jackie as one. Not that it keeps him from trying to kill him.
  • Xanatos Gambit: As far as Eris is concerned, her side doesn't necessarily need to win the godly essences right away, as the chaos generated merely by fighting over them is enough to boost her own powers.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Subverted. Eris's hair is multicolored, but according to Word of God, it's a mix of real-world natural colors.
  • Your Worst Nightmare: The essence of the God of Fear, Phobos, which was absorbed into Ares' own essence, gives its wielder the power to trap people in illusions of their worst fears.

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