Heracles/Hercules (born Alcaeus) is a Greek and Roman mythological figure. He appeared in the 162nd episode of Death Battle, Hercules VS Sun Wukong, where he fought against Sun Wukong from Chinese mythology and the Journey to the West series.
The son of the affair Zeus had with the mortal woman, Alcmene, the young demi-god Heracles forever earned the ire of Hera, Queen of Olympus and Zeus' wife, with her going on to constantly torment Heracles as revenge. Driven mad by Hera, Heracles killed his wife and children, deeply regretting it once he regained his sanity. As penance, Heracles went to serve King Eurystheus, who appointed Heracles 12 great labours. Heracles would go on to complete his quest as well as many more impossible tasks, becoming one of the greatest heroes of Ancient Greece, and even eventually rising to Olympus, finally earning his place alongside the gods.
Death Battle Info
- Heracles, Greek God of Strength
- Height: 6'2" | 208 cm
- Birthday: November 10, 1286 BC
- Born Alcaeus, son of Zeus & Alcmene
- Founder of the Olympic Games
- One of the Argonauts
- Father of 51 children
Abilities & Arsenal
- Boundless strength
- Nigh-absolute invulnerability
- Superhuman speed
- Arrows coated in hydra blood
- Bronze krotalas
- Golden falchion
- War club
- The Nemean Lion's pelt
- Armor that no blade can pierce
- Slew the Nemean Lion & Lernean Hydra
- Built the Pillars of Hercules
- Held up Atlas' celestial sphere
- Shot at Helios, embodiment of the sun
- Conquered Troy, Sparta, Phyllis, Elis
- Captured the Ceryneian Hind
- Defeated Antaeus, Cycnus, Nessus, Thanatos, Hippolyta, the Amazons
- Wounded & defeated Ares, God of War
Death Battle Quotes
- Ho there. I'm in need of that apple. Relinquish it.
- You'll find it... elsewhere.
- I am Heracles!
- Die, demon!
- Huh... Multiple heads. Of course.
- You've had your fun, beast, but I had enough!
Arsenal and Abilities
- Hercules and his opponent are the first and second Mythology characters to appear.
- He is the first Mythology character to lose.
- Hercules is the 14th LGBTQ+ character to appear, after Wonder Woman, Rebecca Black, Deadpool, Yang Xiao Long, Tracer, Ramona Flowers, Queen Maeve, Ryūko Matoi, Blake Belladonna, Dio Brando, Korra, Harley Quinn, and Homelander.
- Hercules is, by far, the oldest combatant by creation date featured on the show.