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Characters: Hercules

Characters featured in Disney's Hercules (1997)

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    Hercules 
Voiced by: Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Roger Bart, Ricky Martin (Latin American dub)

  • Adorkable: It's the contrast between his earnest desire to help and his clumsiness.
  • All Guys Want Bad Girls: He's completely smitten with the snarky Femme Fatale Megara from the very beginning. The feeling is mutual, and she gets better.
  • All-Loving Hero: Certified hero? Check. Nice Guy? Check. Reforms his jaded girlfriend with The Power of Love? Check.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: No one liked Hercules when he was a teen.
  • Always Save the Girl: Double-Subverted. Hades offers a deal for Hercules to give up his strength for 24 hours in exchange for Megara's freedom and to promise that she will be safe from harm. He's aware that Hades plans to do something nasty but Hades pressures him into it.
  • Badass: As always, Hercules is the primer monster buster.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a blue cape that reaches down to his waist. Phil gives it to him at the end of his Training Montage.
  • Berserk Button: He gets one near the end; he's put up with a lot of crap during the last half of the film, but seeing Hades dare to lay his filthy mitts on Meg after nearly getting them both killed finally sends our hero over the edge...and Hades also, literally.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Hercules is one of the sweetest, most polite, helpful guys Disney has created. Don't get on his bad side.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Inverted. He's the Gentle Boy to Meg's Brooding Girl; Heroic Nice Guy and jaded Femme Fatale.
  • A Boy And His Flying Horse: He recognized Pegasus with their signature headbutt.
  • The Chosen One: "A word of caution to this tale....If Hercules fights.... YOU WILL FAIL!"
  • Cute Bruiser: As a baby and a teen he is divinely strong.
  • Cute Clumsy Boy: As a teenager, he couldn't control his Super Strength and constantly broke things, tripped on his feet, etc.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Couldn't control it as a teenager. The townspeople were not pleased.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Toward Meg at first.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Hercules was given the cruel nickname, "Jercules" by one of the teens, after Herc accidentally destroyed the town.
  • Expy:
    • He is based on Heracles from Greek Mythology.
    • He is also partially based on Superman.
  • Farm Boy: Implied since both of his adopted folks are farmers.
  • Fiery Redhead: Usually averted, unless you push him.
  • Happily Adopted: His mortal parents really love him and Hercules seems to accept both his earthly and heavenly parents as legit. One song about mid-way through the movie shows that he's using his newfound fame to take gooood care of them, building them an enormous mansion.
  • Heroic Build: Initially no but training under Phil fixed that.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: For Megara, to pull her out of the River Styx.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Implied to have become this with Phil by the end of the film.
    • Also develops one with Icarus in the TV series.
  • Hunk: The Muses say so in "Zero to Hero".
    Zero to Hero; a major hunk! Zero to Hero; and who'd have thunk?
  • Gentle Giant: Downplayed. He's not a particularly "giant" man, but he's big enough to qualify.
  • I Choose to Stay: Decides to stay mortal to be with Meg.
  • "I Want" Song: "Go The Distance" as sung by young Hercules.
  • In-Series Nickname: Called "Herc" by his friends.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: To represent his naive and cheerful personality.
  • Love at First Sight/Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Megara.
  • Love Is a Weakness: When Meg tells Hades it's impossible for him to beat Hercules since he has no weaknesses, Hades says he does have one; her.
  • Mentor's New Hope: "You're my one last hope so you'll have to do."
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Played straight when he was a kid and a scrawny one at that but justified since his superhuman strength comes from being a demigod; his muscles have nothing to do with it.
  • Nice Guy: His teenager scenes show him helping others and attempting to make friends with people who are scared of him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: At the hands of the Cyclops. It's a wonder he didn't die from the thing using him as a hackey sack.
  • Official Couple: With Megara.
  • Power Glows: As a god.
  • Red-Headed Hero: Herc has red hair and is The Protagonist of the film and midquel TV series.
  • Refusing Paradise: At the end, Hercules chooses to remain on earth with Meg instead of returning to Olympus.
  • Second Love: To Megara. Her first one abandoned her for someone else.
  • Semi-Divine: "Young Herc was mortal now....But since he did not drink the last drop, he still retained his god-like strength...."
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Phil's Manly Man.
  • Super Strength: As a baby he could toss snakes over the horizon and as a toddler he could lift a house. As an adult, he can lift what can be called a small mountain.
  • To Be a Master: Proving himself as a hero so he can return to being a god.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Initially he couldn't do much with all his strength. Thanks to Phil's training he eventually develops into Skilled, but Naive.
  • Warrior Prince: Technically, since his parents are the rulers of the Gods.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: Admittedly his dad is already quite proud of him but it still stands.
  • Wonder Child: His adoptive parents have been praying to the gods for a child. When they find the baby Hercules, with the symbol of the gods on a medal around his neck, they naturally assume the gods sent him to them. He is, of course, actually a god made near-mortal.
  • World's Strongest Man: Phil's students are the strongest there is and Hercules is the strongest of them all.

    Megara 
"Sometimes it's better to be alone, because then nobody can hurt you."
Voiced by: Susan Egan

  • Anti-Villain: She's one of Hades' minions but only because she sold her soul to him to save her ex-boyfriend's life.
  • Back from the Dead: Hercules literally reverses her death.
  • Badass: If you can stand up to Hades, the God of the Underworld, and you don't have any powers, you definitely count as one.
  • Broken Bird: Her cynical and snarky personality is the result of her boyfriend abandoning her for another woman after she sold her soul to Hades to save his life. Talk about harsh...
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Inverted. She's the Brooding Girl to Hercule's Gentle Boy. See his example for details.
  • Composite Character: She has the name of Heracles' first wife, and yet her run in with the Centaur Nessus comes from his third wife Deianira.
  • Contralto of Danger: Megara has a sultry, husky voice, atypical of both Disney female Love Interests in general and female characters in the movie. She's also working for Hades (albeit unwillingly), and at one point tries to seduce Herc into revealing his weaknesses, though she just ends up falling for him instead.
  • Damsel in Distress: "I'm a damsel. I'm in distress. I can handle it."
  • Dark Chick: The manipulative honey pot for Hades' group.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her past experiences have made her into Disney's most sarcastic, sassy heroine yet.
  • Deal with the Devil: Hades owns her soul (see Broken Bird). Her debt to him was paid off by Hercules' deal.
  • Defecting for Love: She abandons Hades' cause due to Hercules making her world bright again.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially unimpressed by Hercules' heroic act and gives him the cold shoulder despite his attraction. She later warms up to him after getting to know him.
  • Disney Death: She dies and joins the river of souls, but Hercules collects her soul from the underworld. Unlike most examples of this trope, however, she's genuinely dead before she's resurrected.
  • Emotionless Girl: She would like to be one, but alas Hercules pulls the strings of her heart.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Averted. In the original mythology, she's the daughter of King Creon, but it isn't elaborated on whether or not that's carried over here.
  • Expy: Meg was inspired by Barbara Stanwyck.
  • Femme Fatale: An alluring and seductive woman who works for the villain and attempts to seduce The Hero.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: She plays with this trope.
    Meg: My friends call me Meg. At least they would if I had any friends.
  • Freudian Excuse: She sold her soul to Hades to save her boyfriend's life. Said boyfriend promptly abandoned her for another girl, resulting in her putting up a snarky Ice Queen exterior to avoid getting hurt again.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her dress and eyes are a beautiful violet color.
  • Heel Realization: Finds it hard when Hercules gets his strength drained because of her.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She throws Hercules away from a falling pillar and is crushed under it herself as a result, dying of internal injuries.
  • High Heel-Face Turn: The only female seen in Hades' service, and she makes a Heel-Face Turn thanks to her love for Hercules.
  • Honey Trap: What Hades wants her to be for Hercules, so she can find out his weakness so Hades can exploit it. It doesn't work quite that way since she ends up falling in love with him.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: To her ex-boyfriend. She even calls herself out on this.
  • In Love with the Mark: With Hercules.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her full name is "Megara", but everyone calls her "Meg".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She starts off kind of snappy and a self-centered jerk. Then we learn her backstory, and she starts falling in love with Hercules...
  • Love Redeems: Falling for Hercules inspired her to be good again and resist Hades' Evil Plan.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Courtesy of Andreas Deja's expressive animation.
  • Nerves of Steel: See her Badass section.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Due to Andreas Deja being the lead animator for Hercules, she stands out from other Disney heroines with her stylized design (including an impossibly small waist and Deja's trademark angular lines).
  • Noodle People: See Non-Standard Character Design.
  • Official Couple: With Hercules.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Her true redemption comes when she performs a Heroic Sacrifice and dies. This being a Disney film, it isn't permanent.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Pegasus is willing to believe her good intentions, but Phil initially rejects her harshly.
  • Rescue Introduction: Hercules meets Megara when rescuing her from a monstrous centaur.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Meg, though crossed with Femme Fatale and Broken Bird, fulfills the trope in her ability to manipulate like a damsel and her Heroic Sacrifice inner steel.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Nessus is a Jerkass who thinks No Means Yes. Hercules is The Cape and promises that he would never ever hurt her. Thus, she falls for the latter.
  • Slave Mooks: She's one to Hades, due to a binding contract she signed when she made her Deal with the Devil.
  • Take a Third Option: Between having Hercules depowered to save her or being wounded if Hercules breaks the pact that ensures her safety? She'd rather break said pact herself via saving Hercules from a falling column, even if it's at the ultimate cost of her life.
  • Tsundere: "I Won't Say I'm In Love" demonstrates it best.
    No chance! No way! I won't say it!—>At least out loud....I won't say I'm in....love....
  • Win Your Freedom: "You give me the key to bringing down Wonderbreath and I will give you the thing you want most in the cosmos...your freedom."
  • You Got Spunk: Nessus "likes 'em fiery!"

    Philoctetes "Phil" 
Voiced by: Danny DeVito, Robert Costanzo

  • Badass Teacher: Averted. He runs away when monsters show up.
  • Berserk Button: Don't mention Achilles' heel to him.
  • Butt Monkey: His own song shows a number of comical injuries, from Zeus' bolt to a tree falling on him and olives sticking to his horns.
  • Cassandra Truth: He tries to warn Hercules about Megara being a Honey Trap, but he doesn't believe him.
  • Casanova Wannabe: The various humans and nymphs run away from his advances yet he insists they "can't keep their hands off me." That gets him slapped.
    • Averted though, as women on Earth reject him. But in the end of the film, Aphrodite-the Goddess of love of all people falls for him, giving him a passionate kiss instantly, and having to be pried away from her by Hercules, who's flying back home with Meg.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Much of his dialogue is sarcastic.
    Meg: He won't listen to me.
    Phil: Good! Then he's finally learned something.
  • Expy: Phil's character and appearance is inspired from Grumpy, Bacchus, and Mickey Goldmill from Rocky.
  • Grumpy Bear: When Herc comes to him, he's jaded due to previous charges failing him. He nearly flat out refuses to train Herc until Zeus provided a suitable counter argument.
  • In-Series Nickname: Almost always called "Phil" instead of his birth name, "Philoctetes".
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Phil's basically a goat version of Danny De Vito, his first voice actor.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Has the legs and horns of a goat, but the upper body of a human.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Philcan be tough, blunt, and a pervert...but when he knows that Herc's feeling down, he gives him a pep talk.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's introduced chasing after a bunch of nymphs and at the end earns himself a victory smooch from Aphrodite of all people.
  • Mentor Archetype: He's reowned as 'the trainer of heroes'. Oddyessus, Persus, Thesus and then THE Hercules.

    Pegasus 
Voiced by: Frank Welker

    Zeus and Hera 
Voiced by: Rip Torn and Samantha Eggar

  • Adaptational Heroism: Both of them. Neither the original Zeus nor the original Hera were good people. Heck, in the original myths, Hera was Hercules' Arch-Enemy, not Hades!
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Zeus has these. They're implied to be clouds.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: Zeus of course! He used it trap the titans and later to get Phil to train Hercules.
  • Cain and Abel: Zeus with Hades; the latter tries to overthrow the former.
  • Expy: Both are based on the original god and goddess they are named after.
  • God Couple: The only such divine pair in the film.
  • God Is Good: The muses sing Zeus' praises in the prologue. The short form is that he singlehandedly made the earth livable for humans. In private, he's an affable family man.
  • Happily Married: In stark contrast to the original Greek Myths, this adapation's Zeus and Hera are affectionate, share grief, and other signs of a healthy marriage.
  • Large Ham: Zeus can get very loud and dramatic when he wants to.
  • Light is Good: Both of them shine and both of them are benevolent.
  • Pink Means Feminine: The main color theme of Hera, queen of the gods, is pink.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure and The High Queen: Probably why the whole pantheon besides Hades loves them.
  • Satellite Characters: To Hercules because this is his story. Zeus contributes little to the plot after the prologue and Hera doesn't do much at all.

    Hermes 
Voiced by: Paul Shaffer

    Amphytryon and Alcmene 
Alcmene Voiced by: Barabara Barrie
Amphytryon Voiced by: Hal Holbrook

  • A Couple And Their Mule: Before and after they adopted Hercules, they owned a mule, Penelope. The couple even bring the mule to Athens due to Hercules's exploits.
  • Expy:
  • Good Parents: Both are very supportive and loving to their adopted son, Hercules.
  • Happily Married: Even though their scenes together are short, we still see them as a happy couple.
  • Rags to Royalty: Downplayed. They weren't necessarily poor, but still of a working class couple. When their son made it big in Athens, they become rich. Even so, they are still seen with their old home and Penelope thus implying that even with being rich, they still wanted to have some of their old lifestyle.

    Hades 
"I'm about to rearrange the cosmos... and the one schlemiel who can louse it up is WALTZING AROUND IN THE WOODS!!!
Voiced by: James Woods

  • A God Am I: Granted, he already is one, but his goal is to become the god and supreme leader of Mt. Olympus.
  • Bad Boss: His minions are berated, struck, set on fire...
  • Berserk Button: Hercules' merchandise. Thirsty?
  • Big Bad: He's gathering an army so he can take over Olympus.
  • Breakout Character: Despite having no redeeming qualities whatsoever, James Woods' spirited portrayal of him made Hades one of the most iconic and popular Disney villains.
    • Woods himself loves the character so much that he goes out of his way to ensure that he ALWAYS voices him, even if it means not being paid much (hence why Disney managed to get him in every episode of the tv series he appeared in, which was all but a few of them).
    • He's even the star of the stage musical Villains Tonight! That has to say something considering the competition from other Disney villains.
  • Burning with Anger: Literally. He goes from blue to bright red flames. When he loses it completely, his whole head and arms become fountains of fire.
  • Cain and Abel: With Zeus. The first scene shows them bickering and the pre-climax shows them fighting.
  • The Chessmaster: His plans for conquest complete with Chess Motifs.
  • The Corrupter: Tries to be this for Hercules and Meg. It would be redundant to spoiler tag that this failed.
  • Credits Gag: Hades gets one more Crowning Moment of Funny as the Disney castle comes up.
  • Deadpan Snarker / Evil Is Hammy: He switches between the two based on his mood. Blue flames is the dry and witty snarker; Red/Orange flames are the bombastic and passionate ham.
  • Deal with the Devil: Like in other Muskers/Clements movies before and after him, this is a villain that loves to makes deals.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Both the Fates and he expected Hercules to die when he jumped into the Well of Souls to save Meg. However this self-sacrifice turned out to be the final requirement to regain his God-hood.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: Well further to Hell as Hercules punches him into the Well of souls where the spirits drag him down.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: His entrance at Hercules' birthday party is met with scowls and his domain is treated more like the Christian idea of Hell than the Greek afterlife. This holds a grain of truth; while real life Greeks and the gods never hated Hades like we see in the film, he was definitely not treated with as much respect as the other gods.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Averted. He releases the Titans so they'll help him in his conquest. They never betray him because he's their brother and they are united by their hatred of Zeus. Played straight with Hades himself though. Any time you make a deal with him, or get him to help you, he'll screw you over one way or another.
  • Evil Overlord: "He ruled the underworld....but thought the dead were dull and uncouth. He was as mean as he was ruthless...."
  • Evil Plan: Release the Titans and Take Over the World.
  • Evil Uncle: He's Zeus' brother and therefore Hercules' uncle. Unlike The Lion King this is never brought up.
  • The Exit Is That Way: Or rather, Mt. Olympus.
  • Expy: While based on the god of the Underworld from the Greek mythology:
    • He is partially inspired from Satan.
    • Hades whole "dealing" method is taken from Ursula.
    • The guy even takes cues from Superman's greatest arch enemies: Zod and Lex Luthor.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He talks like a used car salesman and makes wisecracks while screwing over everyone as much as possible.
    Baboom. Name is Hades, lord of the dead. Hi, howya doin'?
  • Finger Snap Lighter: He can make fire sprung out of his fingers just like his head.
  • Flaming Hair: It's a sign of his mood; blue is calm and red is not.
  • Fog Feet: Hades' robes dissolve into wisps of smoke.
  • God of Evil: Hades is portrayed as one, contrary to Greek Mythology, where he was more benign.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's easy to make the blue hair turn red.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: While the design only fits as an exaggeration of James Woods, it's easy to see his mannerisms and expressions in Hades.
  • Large Ham: He has a big presence normally and especially when in one of his fiery tempers.
  • Laughably Evil: Thanks to James Woods, he changed from being a stereotypical chilling villain to fast-talking, tempestuous and absolutely awesome\hilarious.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He charms The Fates into revealing the future, twists Hercules' arm into giving up his strength and then appeals to both brotherly love and old hatred to get the Titans on hs side.
  • Physical God: He's made of smoke and flames and something else. He's the lord of the dead.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: This is shown in a crossover with Aladdin where he's not shown obsessing over revenge against him for beating Pain and Panic. His response to Jafar explains why he's not looking for revenge:
    Hades: Uh yeah sure. How bout I rule the cosmos first and then I'll take it.
  • Satanic Archetype: He's clearly upgraded to a Satan Expy. Association with fire, rebellion against the divine powers, makes deals...
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: More like Flushed Evil in an Inescapable Ghost Pool.
  • Smug Snake: He believes himself to be the smoothest, smartest person in this verse and this is why his breakdowns are so fun to watch.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Pain and Panic are incompetent and Meg only helps under duress (soul ownership) so he ultimately has to do everything himself.
  • Technicolor Fire: Normally blue, goes red and orange when angry (in reality blue flames are hotter than red\orange ones, but...).
  • This Cannot Be!: When Hercules emerges from the Well of Souls with both Meg's spirit and his regained God-hood.
  • Villain Ball: He only intervenes personally when it's directly needed. Other than that he suffices with watching from above and not questioning his minions, which needless to say backfires on him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He gets these (and then recovers from them) regularly because of Hercules killing his monsters and then finding ways to exploit this. Least till the end of the film when Hercules regains his godhood, depriving him of his revenge.
  • Villainous Crush: In the show and hinted in the movie, he has a crush on Aphrodite.
  • Villainous Incest: It's never established if he and Aphrodite are related in some way. However, some legends say that Aphrodite's father is Zeus.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Ordered Baby!Hercules kidnapped and planned on killing him.

    Pain and Panic 
Voiced by: Bobcat Goldthwait and Matt Frewer

  • Dirty Cowards: Played with. They sneak into the palace of the King of the Gods and steal his kid all the while bemoaning that he's gonna use them for 'target practice' yet they still did it. This is because they fear their boss more.
  • The Dragons: Hades always summons them which implies they're the head imps.
  • Fat and Skinny: Pain and Panic, respectively.
  • Mooks: Two imps that serve Hades. He's implied to have more but theses are the only two we see.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Slap-stick mostly.
  • Punch Clock Villain: They don't care about the Evil Plan; that's their boss' thing. Panic wears Hercules footwear.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Two minor minions of the Big Bad.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: They can shift into whatever they wish. This includes an attractive female pegasus.

    The Muses (Calliope, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Thalia and Clio) 
Voiced by: Lillias White, Cheryl Freeman, La Chanze, Roz Ryan and Vanéese Y. Thomas

  • Big Beautiful Woman: Hellooo Thalia! While the other muses are rail thin like Megara, Thalia is not.
  • Catch Phrase: "And that's the gospel truth!"
  • Deadpan Snarker: Calliope and Thalia snark at the others and the characters.
  • Fan Girls: Of Hercules. Thalia would like to "make some sweet music" with him.
  • Genki Girl: Terpsichore, best shown in the tv show, where she is more distinct and lively.
  • Greek Chorus: Literally! They talk about the story and its players while simultaneously taking part in it.
  • Lemony Narrators: For instance, they call Meg on her tsundere.
  • Ms. Fanservice: All five of them. They're all very curvy and prone to posing their legs and shaking their hips when they dance.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: They appear and disappear a lot. Justified because they're goddesses.
  • Off with Her Head!: Played for Laughs when Thalia takes the form of a Haunted Mansion-esque bust.
  • Only Sane Woman: Calliope is only one focused on the job of a muse; "Proclaimers of Heroes".
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Thalia, who is fittingly the Muse of Comedy.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: There were nine muses in Greek Mythology. There are only five here. Also, why would Greek Goddesses be singing gospel? Rule of Cool can explain the latter (It's a Disney film; they gotta fit a musical in there somewhere) but not the former.
  • Sassy Black Woman: All of them, but Thalia especially. They are introduced sassing The Narrator.
    Would ya listen to him? He's making the story sound like some greek tragedy! Lighten up, dude!
  • Shipper on Deck: All of them want Herc and Meg to end up together.
  • Static Character: Out of all the Muses, only Calliope and Thalia have a major role. Although Melpomene (the Muse of Tragedy) did get a solo during one of the "Gospel Truth" songs. Terpsichore gets a major role in one of the tv show episodes.

    The Fates (Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos) 
Voiced by: Amanda Plummer, Carole Shelley and Paddi Edwards

  • Ascended Extras: They start out as Advertised Extras, since the trailers imply that they appear far more often than they do in the actual film (though they do play a major role nonetheless). However, they are upgraded to recurring villains in the TV series.
  • Affably Evil: They're fairly polite, for a group of scary old hags. Clotho in particular seems to be the most cooperative of the trio.
  • Blind Seers: Kind of. They have one eye between them so two of them are blind at any given time.
  • Body Horror:
    • They share one eye between them. One. Single. Eye.
    • Lachesis has a spider in her nose. Urghh.
  • Crystal Ball: Their eye has this function.
  • Death's Hourglass: The thread of life.
  • The Evil Geniuses: If one counts them among Hades' allies, seeing as they know literally everything.
  • Eyeless Face: Two of them because they only have one eye between them.
  • Fog Feet: Word of God says that the Fates have no legs.
  • Not So Omniscient After All: They had no idea that Hercules would become a God.
  • The Omniscient:
    • They announce it at one point.
    Hades: Ladies, sorry I'm—
    Lachesis: Late! We knew you would be!
    Clotho: (proudly) We know everything!
    • Later played for laughs when Hades tries to explain why he needs their help to which they keep responding "WE KNOW!"
  • Omniscient Morality License: They appear to have this, although they do have standards, as they're not supposed to reveal the future.
  • Sadly Mythtaken/Composite Character: Physically they're more like the Graeae, although they're still the same as the fates.
  • Terrible Trio: The three of them cut, spin, stretch and cut the strings of life.
  • Villainous Crush/Abhorrent Admirer: Atropos to Hercules in the TV series. Clotho could be seen as the latternote  toward Hades too, which is something he exploits to get her to tell him the future.

    The Titans 

  • Abusive Precursors: The opening song states that before the Olympians ruled, the Titans were the gods in charge, and they made Earth a nasty place to live.
  • All There in the Script: Their names, listed below.
  • Arch Enemies: Of Zeus because he trapped them underground for ages.
  • Axe Crazy: Thalia implies that the remains of their victims were literally everywhere.
  • The Brutes: They're massive, hulking monsters that serve as strong men for the head villain.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone is terrified of them. The sight of them sends Hermes into a panic.
  • Dumb Muscle: They're all so stupid that none of them noticed where Mountain Olympus was until Hades pointed them in its direction.
  • Eldritch Abominations: Oh yes. They are a bunch of giant, horrifying elemental monsters, more akin to the Protogenois than the Titans.
  • Elemental Powers:
  • Four Element Ensemble: The four classical ones.
  • Four Is Death: Downplayed; four of them are depicted as having a major part, but there's actually five of the; one of them is a cyclops.
  • Kaijus: They're all huge malevolent monsters that attack cities.
  • Lean and Mean: Averted with Hydros. He/It's thinner than the other titans but no more or less mean.
  • Obliviously Evil: It's implied that they're simply extremely powerful forces of nature who just happen to have a target (Zeus) or a lack of one in the prologue (thus "everywhere").
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Zeus imprisons them all beneath the ocean with lightning bolts, but when the planets align, Hades is able to release them. Hercules uses the Tornado Titan to suck the other Titans in, then throws them all into space where they explode.

    Icarus 
Voiced by: French Stewart

  • Man Child: He is very childish.
  • Missing Mom: She appears in "Hercules and the Green-Eyed Monster" but seems to have left Icarus entirely to his father.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Didn't fall to his death here. Instead, he just got his brain all fried up.

    Cassandra 
Voiced by: Sandra Bernhard


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