|Affiliation|| Space Sentinels|
|Base||Rock of Eternity|
|Abilities||Super strength, Invulnerability, Immortality|
|Played by|| George DiCenzo and |
Many centuries ago, Hercules was born to Zeus and a human mother, and he was raised on Earth. Being half human-half-Olympian, Hercules was very strong, and virtually invulnerable, but since he was only half Olympian, he wasn't nearly as powerful as the Gods of Caltos. For example, he wasn't immortal.
That is, not until a few years later, when the cosmic computer entity known as Sentinel One transported three young Earthlings to his domain, granting them astounding powers and eternal youth. Hercules was among those young Earthlings. Hercules and the others later become superheroes and call themselves the Space Sentinels.
Hercules faithful steed is the winged horse Pegasus.
Hercules is obviously based on the mythical character of the same name. He was, as the myths tell, half man, half god, or Demigod. He was the son of Zeus and Alcmena. In DC Comics, he first appeared in All Star Comics # 8 (December 1941), as a supporting character of Wonder Woman. He was also one of the mythological figures in which Captain Marvel drew power from when speaking the word "Shazam." (Particularly super strength) There was also another version of Hercules in DC Comics that appeared in the 1975 comic Hercules Unbound, which featured a Hercules in a post-apocalyptic future.
Powers and Abilities
- Equestrianism: Hercules often rides on his flying horse, whom he calls Pegasus.
- Advanced Hand-to-Hand combat: Hercules has taken on incredible fighters and has won.
Space Sentinels (TV series) (1977):
- Morpheus: the Sinister Sentinel
- Space Giants
- The Time Traveler
- The Sorceress
- The Return of Anubis
- The Wizard of Od
- The Prime Sentinel
- Commander Nemo
- Voyage to the Inner World
- The Jupiter Spore
- The World Ship
- In Space Sentinels he is portrayed as being somewhat juvenile in his personality, (even though he was centuries old) whereas in the Freedom Force he's portrayed far more like the traditional modern interpretation of the mythical Hercules. And he seems far wiser, much like he is portrayed in Shazam!.
- Although the character of Hercules did appear in the live-action Shazam! series, he was never seen in live-action, as he was shown as an animated character.
- ↑ In the episode Lava Men, Superman's strength is described as "Herculean" by the narrator.
- ↑ This seems to indicate that since he was only half-Olympian, he didn't possess the eternal youth and immortality that other full blooded Olympians do. His eternal youth was given to him by Sentinel One.