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Hercules
Nick Name

Lion of Olympus

Prince of Power

Scion of Zeus


Civilian ID

Hercules


Alias

Harry Cleese

Heracles

Victor Tegler


Occupation

Adventurer

Athlete

Warrior


Legal Status
Citizen of Olympus with provisional citizenship in the United States.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Thebes, Greece
Group Affiliation

Avengers

Champions

Olympic Gods


Base of Operations

New York, New York

Olympus


Height
6' 5"
Weight
320 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Known Powers

Demigod with god-like strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and immortality; immune to all known diseases and environments for extended periods of time.


Excellent hand-to-hand combatants with combat training.


Excellent athlete with training in the traditional Olympic sports.


Accessories

Golden Mace: Virtually indestructible mace made of enchanted Adamantine.


Common Enemies

Ares

Hera

Pluto

Typhon

Zeus


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1

Champions

Hercules Vol. 1 & 2

Thor Vol. 1


First Appearance
Journey into Mystery An. 1 (1965)
Creator

Stan Lee & Jack Kirby


Note: Although the creator of the Greek hero Hercules is lost to antiquity he appears in ancient plays by Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca.


Origin

Hercules is the son of Zeus, king of the gods of Olympus, and Alcmena, a mortal woman who lived about three thousand years ago. Recognizing the need for a son who would be powerful enough to defend both the Olympian gods and humanity from future dangers Zeus seduced Alcmena in the guise of her husband, King Amphitryon of Troezen. Born with extraordinary strength the infant Hercules strangled two serpents sent by Zeus jealous wife Hera. As an adult, Hercules is best known for his celebrated Twelve Labors which earned him immortality from Zeus.