Hercules (Greek: Ἡρακλῆς) was a legendary Greek hero, the immortal half-god son of Zeus, King of the Olympians, as well as the mortal woman Alcmene. Due to his earliest exploits at the Academy, his name would be known throughout the Known World. His parentage and favoritism from his father made him a target of hatred by some of the other Olympians, notably Hera and Ares. On the other hand, his heroic deeds and noble labors and saving lives made him the greatest hero for mankind and his legend lived on for centuries throughout the ages. Hercules saved the Earth from certain terror, monsters, as well as threats on countless occasions. His notable feats include creating the Olympics, joining the Argonauts, stopping Dahak, averting the Apocalypse and living well into the 20th century. Along with his friend Iolaus, he traveled beyond Greece to lands such as Eire, Norseland, Sumeria, Britannia, as well as Egypt, preventing evil and protecting mortals alike.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-B, possibly 9-A to 8-C | 8-C
Name: Hercules, Chosen One, Kevin Sorbo
Origins: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Age: 18 (YH), appears to be in his 30s, a few thousand chronologically (HTLJ)
Classification: Demigod, Son of Zeus, the "Strongest Man in the World", Adventurer, Actor, TV Producer
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, expert martial artist, regeneration (low), can send telepathic messages, his immortal blood makes him somewhat resistant to mind manipulation, immortality (Type 1 & 4), highly immune to disease, poison, viruses and magic, immune to time stops, and endows him with the ability to see through the disguises of gods and other immortal creatures, limited invulnerability, can talk to and communicate with animals | Divine magic, Reality Warping, can control the minds of others, Illusion Creation, his blood can act as poison, telekinesis, teleportation of himself and others, resurrection, metamorphosis, can shoot energy blasts, Elemental Manipulation, petrification, transmutation, conjuration, can bestow power on others, flight, time manipulation of various kinds (can stop time, travel through time, BFR others through time, loop time, and is immune to time stops), can grant immortality or take it from lesser beings, Soul Manipulation, dimensional manipulation, can open portals to other dimensions, and with assistance, other universes, can use lightning, can become invisible, can become intangible, magical shielding, healing, can throw fire | Astral Projection, can slow down heartbeat
Attack Potency: Wall level, possibly Small Building level (Can lift and move heavy boulders, and broke through a rock formation) to Building level | Building level
Speed: Superhuman movement speed, Subsonic reactions/reflexes (Has caught arrows and crossbow bolts routinely, at times more than one simultaneously) | Subsonic movement speed | Hypersonic with "Illumination" (Can run on water, has blitzed multiple soldiers and ran up a cliff)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 20+ or higher
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class, possibly higher (Has thrown objects very fast over many kilometers, one of them being lit on fire in the process)
Durability: Building level (His counterpart, the Sovereign, survived the entire voltage of a lightning bolt entering his body)
Range: Human melee, extended melee with equipment, can also throw objects over many kilometers
Standard Equipment: Sword, his wristbands made by Hephaestus
Intelligence: Fairly intelligent, trained by renowned teachers such as Ceridian, has talked to the gods routinely, and he is very experienced in battle, has experience in fighting gods, demigods, dragons, and other supernatural creatures. Callisto posited he would have to be as smart as he is strong to solve a temporal riddle, the requirement for passage through the Labyrinth of the Gods to the Tree of Life, which he accomplished. Hercules even believed the Earth to be round and devised a heliocentric model as a self-proclaimed genius.
Weaknesses: He is reluctant to kill (Though this shouldn’t matter in a standard bloodlusted fight). Prefers to live as a demigod rather than a full god.
Key: Half-god | Full god | with “Illumination”
- Hercules was granted full godhood twice: first by Apollo and then by Zeus, but relinquished it both times.
- His “Illuminated form” is only available if he is in Ireland. This might have already been within Hercules because of his divine blood.
- Not to be confused with a similarly named character from Marvel Comics or the mythological character they are both named after.