Thursday, 30 July 2015
In Hercules: The Legendary Journeys being a loose adaptation of the original Greek myths such as that Hercules was legally the descendant of Perseus (who is technically his "half-brother" though Zeus did not have sexual contact with Danae compared with Alcmene) or that Zeus committed adultery with another man's wife. Now the biggest issue with Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is how Hera got overly monsterized when Ares is much worse than she is. In fact, she even rejected her own son Ares for being too crude and rude.
So how does Hera get overly monsterized in the TV series? I thought Hera was mostly out of character considering that most of her hatred in the myths was merely focused on Hercules. She does not plague the world and she does care about other mortals. It's just that Hercules ticks her off because his name is translated into "Hera's Glory", which of course deeply insults her to why such a name is given to an illegitimate child of Zeus. While other renditions of Hera as the Hercules' jealous big mother (that is the legitimate spouse of your father while you are his child by the mistress) are more in-character, this one actually goes very much out of character to the point she's too much of a bitch.
What the show did was to actually give some of Zeus' actions to Hera. If you know in the myths, Zeus was the one who forbade giving of fire to mankind. It was also Zeus who separated Echidna from her husband Typhon so she couldn't conceive any more monsters. After reading more about Hera, she wasn't all that bad compared to her son Ares who deserves the role as the show's main antagonist more than she did.
If you read the myths, Hera's first misdeed against Hercules was to put him into a side of insanity so he would kill his own family. This was because of her bitter rage and what was needed was that Hercules should perform the Twelve Labors. She decided to make every labor more difficult than the last, even she sent a crab to try and distract Hercules from fighting the Hydra. After the Twelve labors, she did settle down a bit and somehow decided to call it a truce. Later on, Hercules would rescue her from the titan Portheryon which effectively called a truce between them.
While I personally dislike (not hate) Johnny Cage and my dislike for Cassie Cage stems from her paternity (which I think Sonya was better as a character than her daughter). Now moving on, we do have the "Rage Mode" of Johnny Cage and Cassie Cage which happened in Mortal Kombat X's rather not so impressive story mode. Yeah I know, I'm a Liu Kang fanboy!
Yeah I know the Story Mode is weak for me considering that I wish Raiden powered them both up or maybe the Elder Gods do so before this storyline can be more acceptable to me.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
I was around 15-16 when I first figured out which show was based from which and Metalder was amogn them. I started to think it was just originality then mixing Shaider right into VR Troopers but what I found out was that, VR Troopers' first season footage was based on Metalder and Spielban while the second season was based on Shaider. So what's my thoughts on Metalder?
The android Metalder is given a human identity as Ryusei Tsurugi, he was based on Dr. Koga's son Tatsuo. After the bitterness of war, Dr. Koga thought it was best to fight any threat to world peace and as of late, the world peace is threatened by a robotic army that was threatening the world peace. Dr. Koga dies and Ryusei's sense of justice awakens, allowing him to become the super robot Metalder.