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  • The season 2 finale of The Mandalorian sees the titular character remove his helmet as he says goodbye to the child he's been protecting over the course of the two seasons. Evoking Hector removing his helmet so his scared son can see his face one last time before he goes off for his duel with Achilles.

Video Games

  • Journey: The One-Woman Wail credits song, "I Was Born For This", consists of lyrics not only from many different languages but derived from several classic sources:
    Stat sua cuique dies
    To each his day is given (Latin, The Aeneid)
    Mæl is me to feran
    Time is it for me to go (Old English, Beowulf)
    Aleto men moi nostos
    Lost is my homecoming (Greek, The Iliad)
    C’est pour cela que je suis née
    I was born for this (French, Joan of Arc)
    Kono michi ya, Yuku hito nashininote 
    Kono michi ya, Aki no kure
    Along this road, goes no one
    Along this road, this Autumn eve (Japanese, Matsuo Basho)
    C’est pour cela que je suis née, ne me plaignez pas
    C’est pour cela que je suis née
    I was born for this, do not pity me
    I was born for this (French, Joan of Arc)

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  • Hark! A Vagrant: "Rage of Achilles" depicts Scamander being blandly unimpressed, disgusted and annoyed with Achilles filling his river with torn up corpses in his blind rage at Patroclus' death. He's even less impressed that the Olympians are protecting the violent idiot.


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