I've thought about this idea for a trial before - not suggesting Rohie should implement this, but I just wanted to share it and see what ya'll think of it.
Anyways, I was thinking that Ares or Aphrodite's trial could be where we are in this induced illusion. Example : We get drugged - haha, again! A who did it mystery - and it's supposed to induce multiple scenes for us to test how it would affect us emotionally, mentally, and physically. To see how we would act also action wise, would we attack - or attempt to - the person or would we just break down.
An example of what I'm trying to explain : We could wake up feeling groggy with a horrible headache and discover that we've been chained to a metal chair or shackled to a stone wall. We see Athena or Hades get murdered in front of us by some random person and the options on how to react could be...
You watch on in panic struggling to get out of your confines. His/Her hand inches closer with the knife poised to stab Athena/Hades in the throat and you scream, "No! No! Please!" The mystery motherfucker jams the knife into Athena/Hades throat and with widened horrified eyes you let out the most gut wrenching scream.
Something like that, I tried. I think I wrote it alright...yeeeeah, don't judge me. That's just a scene for the people who would actually care about them being murdered otherwise the other options could be:
Look on with a gleeful expression as you witness his/her death.
Laugh with joy, "I don't give a fuck, try again mothersucka."
"Okaaay." You said with shocked eyes.
Then in the real world we're actually being watched by the other contestants and the God's and Goddesses. Their seeing us react this way in real life. They'll know who it is we're seeing being killed because they voted on who it should be and what we should experience in this induced illusion. Our essence could act out of control and start attacking the people watching, thinking that in actuality we're attacking the person who murdered Athena/Hades.
I think this would be an interesting, emotional, and exciting scene. I don't know I tried my best to explain and write this shit out, haha.
I just realized after I wrote this that this sounds like what they did in Divergent to determine what faction you belong in. I mean, there's differences though...>.>