|God:||Strength and Heroes|
Strength, Olive Club
|First appearance:||Chaos 101|
|Portrayed by:||Gary Chalk|
In the SeriesEdit
Hercules is Herry's mentor. By this era, he has the appearance of a middle-aged pot-bellied, balding man with a heart tattoo on his biceps. However, looks can be deceiving, as Hercules retains all the strength of his glory days. He bears a resemblance to his modern descendant and describes himself as Herry's "great, great, great – great, great, great, uh, great-great grandfather" though he states that he thinks of Herry as a son. He appears to be rather dimwitted, but he knows the value of using your brain as well as your strength. He takes a lot of pride in his office, which showcases his famed accomplishments, which he proudly speaks of.
He loves doughnuts, talks like a tough guy, and wears socks, a blue striped kilt (which looks similar to underwear), and a muscle shirt which displays his thick body hair. He was originally a mortal hero before his father, Zeus, made him a god upon death. Not surprisingly, he is Herry's mentor not only because they share amazing strength, but also because Herry is a direct descendant of Hercules himself.
- Hercules is the only god in the show to use their roman name as his Greek name is Heracles.
- It seems that at least two of his twelve labors were done by his descendant Herry. This creates a paradox as Herry was recruited because of Hercules's acts so technically Herry was recruited for actions that HE did during Hercules's time and he did these things because he was recruited.
- It is interesting to note that Hercules is not his greek name but his roman name, his greek name is Heracles. Hercules is a popular name that is given to him even when referring to him in his greek counterpart, however the correct name would be Heracles. One possibility is that sense Hercules is the more common name this name was used so that children would know who he was. another possibility is that Hercules simply prefers Hercules as opposed to Heracles, or lastly it is simply an error (unknown if it is script or historical/mythological) on his name.
- During the course of his life, Hercules married four times.
- Hercules is 10x as strong as the ordinary man.
Other Faces of HerculesEdit
After Peirithous and Theseus' wives died, they pledged to carry off daughters of Zeus; Theseus chose Helen of Sparta and together they kidnapped her when she was 13 years old and were going to wait until she was older to marry. Pirithous chose a more dangerous prize, Persephone herself. They traveled to The Underworld, and stopped to rest on the Chair of Forgetfulness and found themselves unable to stand up from the rock as they saw The Furies appear before them.
Hercules freed Theseus from the chair, but the earth shook when he attempted to free Pirithous. He had committed too great a crime for wanting the wife of a god.