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Class of the Titans is a Canadian animated television series created by Studio B Productions and Nelvana. The series lasted from December, 2005 to February, 2008. A total of 52 episodes in two seasons.

The plot is the following: Cronus, the God of Time, has escaped from the Underworld at midnight of New Year's Eve. With an army of giants behind him, Cronus intends to conquer and destroy the world. Cronus escaped by aligning the planets which gave him enough power to get the party started.

While the gods of Olympus no longer have the power to stop Cronus on their own, they bring together the seven teenage descendants of heroes from Greek mythology. Under the guidance of the gods, these chosen ones are the only ones with the power to save the world from the encroaching evil.

Heroes:

  • Jay - "The Leader," descendant of Jason of the Argonauts.
  • Atlanta - "The Hunter," descendant of Atalanta (the opening theme says Artemis, but Word of God admitted this was a mistake)
  • Herry - "The Brawn," descendant of Hercules (Heracles in Greek mythology).
  • Archie - "The Warrior," descendant of Achilles.
  • Theresa - "The Fighter," descendant of Theseus.
  • Odie - "The Brains," descendant of Odysseus.
  • Neil - "The Good Looking," descendant of Narcissus.

Tropes used in Class of the Titans include:
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"Sleep well, mortals. Tomorrow brings the dawn of a new era, and those who live through it will serve me... Neh, who am I kidding? No one's going to live through it! Ha ha ha! No one!! Aha ha ha!!!"

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  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: In one episode the entire cast, except Neil, lose their memories due to exposure to the river Lethe. This also includes Cronus.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Being based on Greek mythology this pops up a lot when dealing with monsters. The chimera is a lion/goat/snake creature, the minotaur is half-bull half-human, griffins are lion/bird animals and Typhoeus is a winged beast with snakes for legs.
    • In an early episode Cronus takes one of his giant henchmen and swaps his upper torso with a bear. He turns another giant into a spider-monster-thing. Just because he can- he's a God!
  • Oblivious to Love: Atlanta apparently, since she's the only one who doesn't know that Archie likes her.
  • Police Are Useless: Usually played straight whenever the kids are running all around the city chasing Grecian monsters, but justified in "Breathtaking Beauty" because the police can't stop a Sphinx from eating whoever she wants.
  • Redheaded Hero: Theresa and Atlanta
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Usually played straight--but subverted with Harmony, the Goddess of Harmony, who appears to a pink snake with eyeglasses.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Neil, and so much so.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Mr Suez is actually Zeus.
  • Shout-Out: The episode title "They Might be G.I. Ants" refers to the band "They Might be Giants".
  • Sinister Scythe: Cronus's, which also shows up in Greek Mythology.
  • Super Speed: Atlanta's main ability.
  • Taken for Granite: One episode features Medusa and her two sisters. It is also explicitly stated that anything that gets turned to stone stays that way forever.
    • Another episode had the teens minus Jay venturing into the Underworld on a mission to save Jay from death. They were warned not to stray off the path. What does Neil do? Walk off the path. What happens to him? Turns into a stone statue. Granted, he did turn back to normal when he was set on the path again.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: Theresa
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: During the finale Theresa becomes tired of having to save the world every week and blames the gods for putting them in this situation to being with. Theresa then goes about stealing some of the gods' powers and using them. Before long Theresa begins systematically hunting down everyone of the Greek pantheon to take away their powers so the teens can have 'normal lives' again.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Archie is afraid of water. This is actually quite ironic since Achilles had gained his famed invulnerability when his mother dipped him in the River Styx (holding him by the heel).
    • This may actually be explained off-screen. When the Heroes visit their ancient counterparts in Hades, a commercial break ends with Archie saying "that explains it" to Achilles. We never find out what he was talking about. It's easy to see why, at least for Achilles, being held by your heel and dipped into the River of the Underworld by your mother as an infant might leave lasting phobias.
      • Doubly so since Achilles mother (Archie's however-many-greats grandmother) was a sea deity,
  • You Never Asked: Atlas' response when Odie asks him why he didn't tell the heroes of Atlantis' location earlier.
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