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5th May '16 12:21:17 PM KingZeal
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* NobleMaleRoguishMale: Comicbook/TheMightyThor is the noble man--fighting for honor, justice and valor, while Hercules is the rogue--fighting evil [[BloodKnight because it's fun]] and to impress women, and he's more than willing to play dirty.
1st May '16 2:59:31 PM KingZeal
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* BashBrothers: Although they spend a lot of time beating on each other, Thor and Hercules do love each other like brothers, and the two of them fighting alongside each other is this in spades. It's implied that one of the reasons they fight so often is that with each other, they don't have to hold back.

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Although they spend a lot of time beating on each other, Thor and Hercules do love each other like brothers, and the two of them fighting alongside each other is this in spades. It's implied that one of the reasons they fight so often is that with each other, they don't have to hold back.back.
** Likewise Hercules and Hulk. Hulk, in his Gravage and Green Scar personas, is as much a BloodKnight as Hercules and loves to smash worthy opponents. They'll go for a common enemy if one exists, but will settle for each other just as well.
30th Apr '16 12:28:39 PM KingZeal
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* DyingDeclarationOfLove: As Hercules is being killed during the "Assault on New Olympus" storyarc, Namora (in a side story) is fighting just on the other side of an impenetrable barrier, but able to see what's going on thanks to the powers of her teammates. She desperately pounds away at the barrier screaming Herc's name but fails to break through. As she slumps to the ground, defeated, she whispers "...I love you." Hercules does not survive the battle, nor did he hear her declaration.
29th Apr '16 2:05:05 PM KingZeal
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* StrawFeminist: Artume, who is the AlternateCompanyEquivalent of ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', with just as much dislike of Man's World, but none of the desire to redeem it.
29th Apr '16 1:46:01 PM KingZeal
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: In some series, Hercules has this reputation due to his destructiveness, drunkenness, and misogyny. In particular, his 2005 series and 2015 series both revolved around Herc trying to ''undo'' this reputation.


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* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Against Kl'yrt, the Skrull god, Hercules believes that every other member of his God Squad team has died (including Amadeus) and after Kl'yrt tries using a BreakingSpeech on him, Herc unleashes his full strength against him, saying that now he's finally ready to "Play god".
29th Apr '16 6:12:09 AM KingZeal
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* [[WorldsStrongestMan Olympus Strongest God]]: Established as the very strongest god in Olympus (in pure physical strength).

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* [[WorldsStrongestMan Olympus Strongest God]]: WorldsStrongestMan: Established as the very strongest god in Olympus (in pure physical strength). strength). On Earth, Herc shared this title with other gods and demigods such as Thor and Gilgamesh. Nowadays, the title is mostly held by Comicbook/TheHulk.




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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Hercules's strength increases in proportion to his anger. Not nearly as much as the Hulk (whose size and power boost ''exponentially'' with anger, not proportionately), but a pissed-off (or Hydra-poison-maddened) Hercules has been able to curbstomp Comicbook/WonderMan, [[Comicbook/CivilWar a Thor clone]], and an alternate-universe Silver Surfer.
29th Apr '16 5:43:58 AM KingZeal
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* CerebusRetcon: Hercules was originally introduced by Stan Lee as a {{Foil}} for Thor. Where Thor is noble, honorable and selfless, Hercules is arrogant, crude, and selfish. while on occasion his behavior was portrayed as problematic, or even dangerous, it was still intended to be endearing and fun. Later on, it's revealed that there are several deep psychological reasons he behaves this way: 1) he grew up in an era where JerkassGods ruled and that had a profound influence on him, 2) he is subconsciously ''still'' in mourning and punishing himself for accidentally killing his own family millennia ago, 3) being on Olympus for millennia not only bored him out of his mind, but on Olympus parties and revelry last for decades or sometimes ''centuries'' and that habit is hard to break. The bottom line is, though, that Hercules's past actions as an IdiotHero, {{Casanova}} and BloodKnight are sometimes painted in darker colors.
1st Jan '16 6:24:20 PM jormis29
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** In myth, Zeus is a much more controversial figure thanks to [[ContinuitySnarl contrasting versions of stories]], [[LostInTranslation different translations]], and [[ValuesDissonance values]] can easily come across as an evil serial rapist who demands mortals worship him, and unleashed the horrors of Pandora's Box upon the World for extremely petty reasons. In Marvel, while still a [[{{Pride}} prideful]], [[JerkAss jerk]] some of his more questionable actions have either not been mentioned, dismissed as mistakes in the myth and Zeus's overall character more toward the benevolent side with allowing his worship to die out and keeping the evils of the more malevolent Olympians such as Hera, Pluto and Ares in check.

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** In myth, Zeus is a much more controversial figure thanks to [[ContinuitySnarl contrasting versions of stories]], [[LostInTranslation different translations]], and [[ValuesDissonance values]] can easily come across as an evil serial rapist who demands mortals worship him, and unleashed the horrors of Pandora's Box PandorasBox upon the World for extremely petty reasons. In Marvel, while still a [[{{Pride}} prideful]], [[JerkAss jerk]] some of his more questionable actions have either not been mentioned, dismissed as mistakes in the myth and Zeus's overall character more toward the benevolent side with allowing his worship to die out and keeping the evils of the more malevolent Olympians such as Hera, Pluto and Ares in check.
10th Dec '15 1:38:44 PM Novaheart
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Another new ongoing, simply titled ''[[Comicbook/{{Hercules2015}} Hercules]]'', was announced as part of the "Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel" initiative in 2015 from writer Dan Abnett and artist Luke Ross.

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Another new ongoing, simply titled ''[[Comicbook/{{Hercules2015}} Hercules]]'', was announced as part of the "Comicbook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel" initiative in 2015 from writer Dan Abnett and artist Luke Ross.
Ross. It follows Herc as he tries to clean up his act and show the world the reason he's THE archtype of Heroes.
4th Dec '15 8:59:52 AM KingZeal
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* WorldsBestWarrior: A strong case is made that Hercules is this trope, or was at some point in history (he certainly was in Ancient Greece). He is a master of every mortal form of combat known, including hand-to-hand, melee weapons, archery, and others. In fact, it can be argued that his SuperStrength and invulnerability ''degrades'' his skills, because Herc becomes more willing to brawl. Ares makes an argument for this title as well; part of his portfolio as god of war includes mastery of every weapon and martial art. However, as he has no grasp of tactics (that's in Athena's portfolio), Hercules has one major advantage over his brother.

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* WorldsBestWarrior: A strong case is made that Hercules is Hercules, Ares and Athena are all this trope, or was were at some point in history (he certainly was in (especially Ancient Greece). He Herc is a master of every mortal form of combat known, including hand-to-hand, melee weapons, archery, and others. In fact, it can be argued that his SuperStrength and invulnerability ''degrades'' his skills, because Herc becomes more willing to brawl. Ares makes an argument for this title as well; is very similar; part of his portfolio as god of war includes mastery of every weapon and martial art. However, as he has no grasp of tactics (that's in Athena's portfolio), tactics, Hercules has one major advantage over his brother.brother. Athena, the ''other'' god of war, is one of the greatest tacticians ever known; however, her forte is winning an entire ''war'' versus a single battle. As such, she rarely does the fighting herself (although she is quite the LadyOfWar when put to the task) and works through champions, agents and pawns.
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