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Character Analysis

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Grew up… on Earth. Hercules might technically be the son of goddess Hera and god Zeus, but was raised by mortal parents as a "normal" boy. Of course, Hercules quickly learns that he's anything but ordinary—but it still takes a few years of stumbling around and accidentally breaking things before Hercules learns how to actually use his super-strength.   

Living… still on Earth. Though technically born an immortal, Hercules was turned human by a vengeful Hades. Now, the only way Hercules can regain his godhood is by becoming a "true hero."  

Profession… hero. After a rocky start, Hercules managed to convince the satyr Philoctetes to train him in the arts of heroism. And say what you will about Phil, but he's a thorough teacher—from hydras to Cyclops, Hercules is ready to take it all on.

Interests… helping others. Even before he learned about his divine lineage, Hercules has always been eager to make himself useful—now, he just has the skills to really do so.  

Relationship Status… tentative. Defeating the Hydra may have gained Hercules a group of female admirers, but he still doesn't have much experience in the romance department, Sure, he can rescue girls, but he's not so sure on what comes next. So when he meets Meg, a cynical damsel who is defiantly not in distress, Hercules is quickly smitten. Whether the feeling's mutual, however, is still up in the air.

Challenge… becoming a "true hero," whatever that means. The gods may be proud of Hercules, but they're also frustratingly vague about what exactly being a hero means. And so far, Hercules isn't quite up to snuff. Which, as Hercules complains, is patently unfair: "I've defeated every single monster I've come up against. I-I'm...I'm the most famous person in all of Greece. I'm...I-I'm an action figure!" What else do the gods want?

Personality… earnest, idealistic, and kind. Despite his super-strength, Hercules has never been boastful or arrogant—in fact, for many years, Hercules, "would have given anything to be exactly like everybody else." Upon learning what he is truly is, however, Hercules is determined to put his powers to good use. If Mount Olympus wants him to be a hero, then Hercules will be a hero—the best one they've ever seen.


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