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References, mentions, and events in Young Hercules that do not support the canon in Young Hercules (Movie Pilot), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess, or are simple editing errors within the Young Hercules episodes. (For support of the canon within Young Hercules, see Continuity, Yay! For support of the canon outside of Young Hercules, see Nod to HtLJ and X:WP.)

Young Hercules (Movie Pilot)

  • The number and names of people to retrieve the Golden Fleece are completely different from the heroes mentioned in the HtLJ Episode "2.14 - Once a Hero". The Pilot Movie has Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Yvenna, Alcestor, Mikos, Liardis, Enyo, Thamus with Captain Attica where the HTLJ episode had Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Otus, Castor, Artemus, Valerus, Domesticles, and Lycenus.
  • When did Jason and Alcmene meet? In Young Hercules (Movie Pilot), Jason and Hercules seem to be meeting for the first time, but in 1.01 - Treasure of Zeus they're close enough that Jason is asking how Alcmene is. To further complicate the timeline, in HtLJ "2.21 - The Wedding of Alcmene" Alcmene says that Jason was the one who brought the news that Amphitryon was dead, even though Amphitryon died when Hercules was a baby and Jason doesn't seem more than a few years older than Herc in Young Hercules (Movie Pilot).

1.01 - Treasure of Zeus

  • In all the flashbacks in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Jason has been the King of Corinth - but for most of the series he's still the crown prince. Occasionally in HtLJ, Jason is cited as being the king of Argos as well as the king of Corinth.
  • When did Jason and Alcmene meet? In Young Hercules (Movie Pilot), Jason and Hercules seem to be meeting for the first time, but in 1.01 - Treasure of Zeus they're close enough that Jason is asking how Alcmene is. To further complicate the timeline, in HtLJ "2.21 - The Wedding of Alcmene" Alcmene says that Jason was the one who brought the news that Amphitryon was dead, even though Amphitryon died when Hercules was a baby and Jason doesn't seem more than a few years older than Herc in Young Hercules (Movie Pilot).
    • (Sidenote from Ty: The problem with Jason is that, in HtLJ, his story was changed and retconned so many times. He went from being Hercules' childhood hero/favorite bedtime story at the beginning of the series to being his classmate. Which is the right one? I personally prefer the one that leads into the YH canon.)
  • As Hercules is sneaking out of the academy to go to the cave and Iolaus jumps on him, Hercules seems to "catch" Iolaus for just a moment (putting his arms around Iolaus's legs to make sure he got a good grip) before grabbing Iolaus's arm to flip him.
  • As fire pours out of the Phoenix Cave and the camera pans up to catch the last of the explosion and smoke, a stationary light can been seen briefly in the corner of the screen. It is too small and low to be the "moon", and is presumed to be a light on the set that accidentally got caught in frame.

1.02 - Between Friends

  • Hercules claims that Iolaus is a lot of things, but not a liar. Perhaps he is forgetting Iolaus's tendency to "rewrite" history? For example, when Iolaus was telling the other Argonauts that he was the one to rescue Hercules from the twister, or in the next episode, when Iolaus claims that "we nailed Strife at Kora's". When Jason points out that Hercules was the one to nail Strife, Iolaus responds with, "Minor technicality." It seems odd that Hercules would claim that Iolaus doesn't lie.

1.03 - What a Crockery

  • Jason and Iolaus both act like they've never seen Ares before ("He's shorter than I thought." "Isn't he though?") even though they both met him in the Young Hercules (Movie Pilot). Also, the last time Jason saw Ares, Ares had just murdered Jason's father and stabbed Jason in the chest while pretending to be Jason's long-lost uncle - you'd think his reaction would be a bit stronger and more violent.

1.05 - Girl Trouble

  • Lilith is the second girl cadet in the known history of Cheiron's Academy, however no mention is made in this episode to the first female cadet, Yvenna. Jason even says, "Who ever heard of a girl cadet?"

1.07 - Inn Trouble

  • When you see Kora leaving the inn and the camera does a quick 360 degree turn back to Strife, there seems to be some kind of modern structure with a chain-link fence around it in the background. (screencap)

1.08 - Keeping Up With the Jasons

  • During the fight at Kora's Inn, Midicus uses trickery to get ahold of the Shiny Shield, and while fighting, Hercules strikes the shield with the Shiny Sword. He appears momentarily stunned, and seems to fight the magnetic pull to wrench the sword away. However, in the Xena episode "1.08 - Prometheus", it is shown that if something forged by Hephaestus strikes something else forged by Hephaestus, the bearer of the striking weapon is turned to ashes.

1.10 - Cyrano de Hercules

  • In H:TLJ "3.03 - Love Takes A Holiday", it is assumed that Iolaus had never meet Heph prior to that episode. But, it seems like they're buddies in Young Herc. - Whoosh.org.

1.11 - Battle Lines I

  • When Lilith captures Hercules and Iolaus, she tells them that she's going to deliver them to Princess Cyane. But when she presents them to Cyane, she says "The prisoners, my Queen". Considering that Cyane is referred to as "Queen" in both 1.05 - Girl Trouble and 1.09 - Amazon Grace, calling her "Princess" was probably a mistake that wasn't caught in editing.
  • Hercules is holding onto Lilith's hand to keep her from being pulled into a wall of spikes, but he is quickly losing his grip. The camera shows her hand slipping from his fingers, but whenever it cuts back to Hercules's face, you can see her hand firmly gripping his gauntlet, only to cut back to their hands slipping apart. Hercules is about to lose his grip on Lilith's hand completely when the rope to the trap is cut - as Lilith drops to the ground, released from the trap, you can see once again her hand is firmly wrapped around Herc's gauntlet.

1.12 - Battle Lines II

  • Although this is the first episode Hercules "officially" meets Discord, he doesn't seem to realize that he's seen her before - as the Siren in the Young Hercules (Movie Pilot). To be fair, he was drugged at the time and only got a few flickering glances of her, but you'd think that sort of thing would stick with you...

1.17 - Winner Take All

  • Pollux calls himself the Olympic champion. But it wasn't until HtLJ - "2.16 - Let the Games Begin" that Salmoneus, Hercules, and Atalanta put together the first Olympic Games.

1.20 - Fame

1.21 - Lyre, Liar

  • Eurydice is killed by a vine under the control of Bacchus. In the Xena episode "2.04 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", Xena says that Eurydice was killed when she got in the middle of a war between Xena's army and Bacchus's Bacchae.

1.24 - Dad Always Liked Me Best

  • In HtLJ "2.14 - Once A Hero", Castor and Pollux are part of the Argonaut reunion and help Jason retrieve the fleece. Only Pollux tries to claim it as his own.
  • In X:WP "5.08 - Little Problems", Castor and Pollux are shown mud wrestling. Also, they are described as two souls sharing the same body that can seperate with the use of special oil.

1.25 - Herc's Nemesis

  • Hercules and Nemesis seem to meet each other for the first time in this episode. But in HtLJ - "1.07 - Pride Comes Before a Brawl", it's revealed that Hercules kissed Nemesis for the first time when he was ten years old.
  • When Jason introduces himself, Constable Tarsus bows and says "The young prince!" But shouldn't Tarsus remember what Jason looks like from when they met at Cheiron's Academy in 1.02 - Between Friends?

1.29 - Sisters

1.36 - Hind Sight

  • Hercules, Iolaus, and Jason try to help Kora protect Helene, the Golden Hind, from Hunters, despite the HtLJ episode arc, "3.13 - Encounter", "3.14 - When A Man Loves A Woman", "3.15 - Judgement Day", where Hercules encounters Serena, the last Golden Hind, for the very first time, having never had any contact with the species before. "It's kind of a doe." "A deer?" "A female deer?"
  • In the final scene at night during the close-up on Herc's face before Helene joins him, the water behind him is flowing to the left, proving the footage had been flipped. After Helene joins him, the water behind them flows to the right.

1.39 - The Skeptic

  • Pythagoras is seen wearing glasses. However, in HtLJ - "5.14 - Just Passing Through", Iolaus II holds a pair of curved glass frames to his face and Hercules appears to have never seen such a thing before.

1.42 - The Prize

  • Hercules plays the lyre and sings back up music when the cadets do their talent number. In HtLJ - "5.14 - Just Passing Through", Hercules says to Iolaus that one of his biggest regrets in life is never learning how to play a musical instrument.

1.45 - Life for a Life

  • The clip from 1.42 - The Prize was originally sepia-toned to indicate that it was a dream. In this episode, however, the colors appear as normal.

1.48 - Apollo

  • Hercules encounters Apollo with Iolaus and Theseus on the beach, but in the flashback episode HtLJ - 4.21 - Top God, he meets Apollo and they mess with Jason. How they met are two totally different stories.
  • Hercules has two long burn-marks on his shirt from when Apollo puts him in a full nelson and turns on the heat. However, if you look closely, the char marks magically appear on his shirt several seconds before Apollo gets his hands on him.

HtLJ - 4.21 - Top God

Young Hercules (Novelization)

  • The number and names of people to retrieve the Golden Fleece are completely different from the heroes mentioned in the HtLJ Episode "2.14 - Once a Hero". The Pilot Movie has Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Yvenna, Alcestor, Mikos, Liardis, Enyo, Thamus with Captain Attica where the HTLJ episode had Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Otus, Castor, Artemus, Valerus, Domesticles, and Lycenus.
  • When did Jason and Alcmene meet? In Young Hercules (Novelization), Jason and Hercules seem to be meeting for the first time, but in 1.01 - Treasure of Zeus they're close enough that Jason is asking how Alcmene is. To further complicate the timeline, in HtLJ "2.21 - The Wedding of Alcmene" Alcmene says that Jason was the one who brought the news that Amphitryon was dead, even though Amphitryon died when Hercules was a baby and Jason doesn't seem more than a few years older than Herc in Young Hercules (Movie Pilot).

Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance

  • Hercules is taken to the land of Yoruba, a West African kingdom, where they meet Ogun, Ares' counterpart. Although in the HtLJ Episode "5.01 - Faith", it is established that Hercules has never left Greece and Iolaus has never heard of another pantheon other than the Greek Gods. "Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean that there are other gods out there?" - Iolaus