Hercules is a superhero from Marvel comics who is based largely on the hero of myth - though he, much like Thor, has been updated into a superhero in the comics and has fought against a collection of supervillains and criminals of varying significance.


Born to the Greek sky god Zeus and a mortal woman, Hercules's super strength was evident when he was born, as he crushed two serpents sent to kill him by his stepmother, Hera. As an adult, Hercules became one of the greatest heroes in Greco-Roman history, but his adulterous ways proved to be his undoing when his wife was tricked into giving him a tunic laced with the gall of a hydra under the lie that it would render him a more faithful husband. Made into a full god by Zeus, Hercules eventually returned to Earth, where he had a brawl with, and later saved from forced rule of the underworld by his old friend, Thor. At a later date, Hercules was brainwashed by the Enchantress into attacking the Avengers, only to be banished by Zeus for leaving Olympius without his permission. After aiding the team in several adventures, he was granted full membership, but left after saving the rest of the Olympians from the evil Titan, Typhus. However, he has returned to group time and again, and views them as true friends. Herc is currently the mentor of the next Prince of Power, Amadeus Cho.


  • Vast Super Strength
  • Invulnerability
  • Regeneration
  • Longevity
  • Power Jumping
  • Enhanced Agility
  • Ultra-Quick Reflexes

Ant-Man | Captain America | Hulk | Iron Man | Thor | Wasp |

Later Main Team Members
Black Knight | Black Panther | Black Widow | Cannonball | Captain Britain | Crystal | Cyclops | Daredevil | Firebird | Firestar | Hawkeye | Hellcat | Hercules | Maria Hill | Mister Fantastic | Mockingbird | Namor | Quicksilver | Scarlet Witch | Scott Lang | She-Hulk | Spider-Man | Storm | Sunspot | War Machine | Wolverine | Wonder Man | Yondu

Splinter Team Members
Blade | Havok | Iron Fist | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Medusa | Moon Knight | Nova | Reptil | Sunfire