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  • Author's Saving Throw: With how quickly everyone picks up on Hades and Persephone's attraction and how quickly the pair are attracted to each other, the pair decide to put the breaks on anything happening (particularly due to Hades choosing to try and make his relationship with Minthe work) in lieu of being friends and getting to know each other better.
  • Awesome Art: The breathtaking visuals look like something ripped right off a Grecian vase. The atmosphere, beautiful scenery, and gorgeous splash panels all help to give the comic an ethereal vibe to it.
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  • Base-Breaking Character: Minthe is this by far. She has started to gather some fans who feel sorry for her and hope she ends up developing in a healthier direction, but many aren't eager to forgive her for almost getting Persephone killed. As of chapter 76 when she hits Hades and compares him to Cronus, many would now love to see her get pulverized into a mint shrub.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Hebe. Her adorable banter with her mom helps to endear her to the audience, as well as the fact that her conversation with Hera allows for Hades and Persephone to interact more.
  • Genius Bonus: Pay close attention to the Greek sprinkled throughout the comic. Everything has its meaning.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Minthe. While no one can argue that she's a sympathetic person, least of all herself, it's still hard not to feel bad for her when she discovers the ring that Hades was going to give her, and she finally realizes that she may have pushed the only person who loved her away. It gets worse once she believes her lover may drop her for another woman. It's enough to drive her to Hades's doorstep sobbing. Additionally, while Minthe wants to make things work with Hades and is capable of realizing when she might be going too far in regards to Persephone, Thetis sabotages her attempts to be better herself.
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  • Iron Woobie: Persephone, full stop. The poor girl has been drugged, taken away in a car by a strange man, sexually assaulted by her best friend's brother, has her naked body photographed against her will, is currently being stalked by said rapist, and is being punished for having sex with someone she didn't even have sex with. Despite it all, she remains a sweet and gentle girl.
  • Moral Event Horizon: For most readers, Apollo crosses this after sexually assaulting Persephone in her sleep.
    • Minthe herself crosses it too far when she hits Hades, compares him to Cronus, and takes no responsibility for her faults.
  • No Yay: Apollo and Persephone. Apollo and Persephone are both very attractive young people, and Apollo is very invested in her. Doesn't erase the fact that he sexually assaulted her when she was in a very vulnerable state and refuses to leave her alone.
    • Same goes for Minthe who constantly abuses Hades emotionally and, in chapter 76, physically.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap:
    • Hera due to being an Adaptational Nice Girl. Fans who hated her in the original mythology, admit that they like her in this comic.
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  • Spiritual Successor: To Disney's Hercules. While obviously this story has no Hercules or Meg and Hades is the hero in this, it does have the "Greek mythology-contemporary times" angle and uses Technicolor Population to stylish effect.
  • Strangled by the Red String: The first sixty chapters take place over course of about five days. Despite this short time frame, everyone in comic takes Hades and Persephone's mutual attraction for one another as a sign that they want to get married or that they're lusting heavily for each other. It's Hades himself who is the first person to acknowledge that his attraction to Persephone is mostly superficial at the moment.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Shortly after sending Persephone to Tartarus, Minthe looks in Hades's coat pocket and finds an engagement ring he was planning to give her. We then see her spiral into a panic attack at the thought. She thinks herself unfit to be Queen, but later on when she thinks that Persephone may steal Hades out from under her, her jealousy rears its head as she realizes that she doesn't want Hades to leave her — she actually wants to stay with him, as messed up and dysfunctional as the two of them are. She's so unused to love, that when Hades comforts her she is unable to deal with it and freaks out, begging him to be as awful as she is. Despite how awful Minthe has been the entire comic, it was enough for some readers to come to her side.
    • When Persephone shortly after being sexually assaulted by Apollo is interrogated at the apartment she and Artemis share for being seen with Hades and is slut-shamed for something she didn't do. Then Hestia decides to take the fur coat that Hades given Persephone away as punishment. All with a big smile no less! Poor Persephone just needs a hug at this point.
    • In chapter 76 Minthe confronts Hades about missing the planned date. Minthe makes excuses that she had a few drinks and got a hangover but Hades knows it was Thetis's doing and calls her a terrible friend. Rather that admit her mistakes, Minthe hits him and tells him he’s lucky SHE even considers him. Her reason? That he resembles Cronus and no one will ever be with him because of said resemblance. All Hades can do is just take it and try to apologize, but the last bit just broke him deeply. Hecate comes just in time to stop Minthe’s beating and suspends her until further notice. It doesn’t get any better in the next chapter, because Hades is still shaken by Minthe’s abuse, but he still claims to love her and refuses to dump her. Even worse? This is not an uncommon reaction from victims of abuse. Minthe's apparent regret doesn't help, either. She was already considered a sad lonely woman for her insecurities with many fans who were willing to forgive her for past hostilities, but her willingness to blow up and hurt Hades despite being aware of herself is tragic at best and irredeemable at worst.

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