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* OriginsEpisode: the very first episode (which had a very different animation style and character design) shows how Hercules received the magic ring and was first sent down to earth.

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* OriginsEpisode: the very first episode (which ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness which had a very different animation style and character design) design]]) shows how Hercules received the magic ring and was first sent down to earth.


'''''The Mighty Hercules''''' is a cartoon based rather loosely on the [[Myth/GreekMythology legendary greek hero Hercules]], created by Creator/JoeOriolo.

Hercules comes down from Mount Olympus to battle monsters and villains like the wizard Daedalus, Wilhelmine the Sea Witch and the Mask of Vulcan. Because on Earth his godly strength would vanish, Hercules must don a magic ring to maintain his power. At his side are the beautiful Helena, Newton the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centaur]], Tewt the satyr and young King Dorian of the kingdom of Caladon.

This series is best remembered by Johnny Nash's BraggingThemeTune. Also it partially inspired Superman's look for ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', particularly his head shape and facial features.

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'''''The Mighty Hercules''''' is a cartoon based rather loosely on the [[Myth/GreekMythology legendary greek Greek hero Hercules]], created by Creator/JoeOriolo.

Hercules comes down from Mount Olympus to battle monsters and villains like the wizard Daedalus, Wilhelmine the Sea Witch Witch, and the Mask of Vulcan. Because on Earth his godly strength would vanish, Hercules must don a magic ring to maintain his power. At his side are the beautiful Helena, Newton the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centaur]], Tewt the satyr satyr, and young King Dorian of the kingdom of Caladon.

This series is best remembered by for Johnny Nash's BraggingThemeTune. Also Also, it partially inspired Superman's look for ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', particularly his head shape and facial features.



* MadeOfIron: Believe it or not, Daedelus. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after. Frankly it's kind of a wonder he still has bones left at all.
* MagicSkirt: Worn by Hercules himself, no less. (Well, it's ''usually'' magic)

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* MadeOfIron: Believe it or not, Daedelus. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after. Frankly Frankly, it's kind of a wonder he still has bones left at all.
* MagicSkirt: Worn by Hercules himself, no less. (Well, it's ''usually'' magic)magic.)



* StrictlyFormula: Villain/monster appears, Hercules puts on magic ring, capture villain/beats the stuffing out of the monster, returns to Mount Olympus with a shout of "'''OLYMPIAAA..!'''"

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* StrictlyFormula: Villain/monster appears, Hercules puts on magic ring, capture he captures villain/beats the stuffing out of the monster, he returns to Mount Olympus with a shout of "'''OLYMPIAAA..!'''"



* WeaksauceWeakness: If only the Mask had invested in a chin strap he would have been truly unstoppable. In one episode (mentioned above in DayOldLegend), he made an entire batch of masks that could only be removed with a key (and then charged the villagers money so he'd remove them), but ''he didn't lock his own mask'', and it was removed as easily as usual.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: If only the Mask had invested in a chin strap strap, he would have been truly unstoppable. In one episode (mentioned above in DayOldLegend), he made an entire batch of masks that could only be removed with a key (and then charged the villagers money so he'd remove them), but ''he didn't lock his own mask'', and it was removed as easily as usual.


Hercules comes down from Mount Olympus to battle monsters and villains like the wizard Daedalus, Wilhamene the Sea Witch and the Mask of Vulcan. Because on Earth his godly strength would vanish, Hercules must don a magic ring to maintain his power. At his side are the beautiful Helena, Newton the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centaur]], Tewt the satyr and young King Dorian of the kingdom of Caladon.

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Hercules comes down from Mount Olympus to battle monsters and villains like the wizard Daedalus, Wilhamene Wilhelmine the Sea Witch and the Mask of Vulcan. Because on Earth his godly strength would vanish, Hercules must don a magic ring to maintain his power. At his side are the beautiful Helena, Newton the [[OurCentaursAreDifferent Centaur]], Tewt the satyr and young King Dorian of the kingdom of Caladon.



* DayOldLegend: Even though the Mask kept having the Mask of Vulcan taken away from him, he could just craft another one. (In one case, he made one not only for himself, but for the Nemean Lion)

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* DayOldLegend: Even though the Mask kept having the Mask of Vulcan taken away from him, he could just craft another one. (In In one case, he made one not only for himself, but for the Nemean Lion)Lion. In another, he made enough for an entire small village (but they were special versions that only he could remove with a special key).



* EvilSorceror: Daedalus, though the actual powers he displayed could range anywhere from controlling the weather, to making potions, to just relying on some gadget he found or stole, depending on the episode.

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* EvilSorceror: Daedalus, though the actual powers he displayed could range anywhere from controlling the weather, to making potions, to commanding monsters, to just relying on some gadget he found or stole, depending on the episode.episode. Though he could almost always fly.



* NighInvulnerable: Hercules can't budge anyone wearing the Mask of Vulcan even if he has his ring on. [[WeaksauceWeakness It's pretty easy to remove once the heroes think to try, though]].

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* NighInvulnerable: Hercules can't budge anyone wearing the Mask of Vulcan even if he has his ring on. [[WeaksauceWeakness It's pretty easy to remove once the heroes think to try, though]].



** Hercules' donning his ring to retain his god-like strength also qualifies. Even on the rare occasions when he puts the ring on twice, the StockFootage ring sequence is only used the first time.

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** Hercules' donning his ring to retain regain his god-like strength also qualifies. Even on the rare occasions when he puts the ring on twice, the StockFootage ring sequence is only used the first time.



* RightHandCat: Daedalus' own cat, Dydo.
** Sea Witch Wilhelmina has a pet parrot, Elvira. Unusually for a cartoon parrot, it couldn't talk.

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* RightHandCat: RightHandCat:
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Daedalus' own cat, Dydo.
Dydo. [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude He could understand English and sometimes helped in Daedalus' schemes by serving as a distraction.]]
** Sea Witch Wilhelmina Wilhelmine has a pet parrot, Elvira. Unusually for a cartoon parrot, it couldn't talk.



* TheStrengthOfTenMen: The BraggingThemeTune describes Hercules as having "the strength of ten ordinary men", although his actual feats of strength usually suggested much more.

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* TheStrengthOfTenMen: The BraggingThemeTune describes Hercules as having "the strength of ten ordinary men", although his actual feats of strength usually suggested much more. Even without his ring he appeared to be pretty strong.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Otis the Chameleon Man could turn into anything he wanted. Not that it ever helped him beat Herc, of course. He usually found himself acting as hired muscle for one of the other villains rather than coming up with a scheme on his own.
* TheWisePrince: King Dorian wants to be this.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: VoluntaryShapeshifting:
** The Chameleon Creature from the episode of the same name could take any form it wanted, though it was controlled by Daedelus. When defeated by Herc, it turned into a giant chicken and ran away.
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Otis the Chameleon Man Man, by virtue of inhaling "the essence brewed from the egg of the Chameleon Creature", could likewise turn into anything he wanted. Not that it ever helped him beat Herc, of course. He usually found himself acting as hired muscle for one of the other villains rather than coming up with a scheme on his own.
* WeaksauceWeakness: If only the Mask had invested in a chin strap he would have been truly unstoppable. In one episode (mentioned above in DayOldLegend), he made an entire batch of masks that could only be removed with a key (and then charged the villagers money so he'd remove them), but ''he didn't lock his own mask'', and it was removed as easily as usual.
* TheWisePrince: King Dorian wants to be this.this, as well as TheGoodKing.


* MadeOfIron: Believe it or notDaedelus. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after. Frankly it's kind of a wonder he has bones left at all.

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* MadeOfIron: Believe it or notDaedelus.not, Daedelus. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after. Frankly it's kind of a wonder he still has bones left at all.


* MadeOfIron: Daedelus, believe it or not. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after.

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* MadeOfIron: Daedelus, believe Believe it or not.notDaedelus. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after. Frankly it's kind of a wonder he has bones left at all.

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* MadeOfIron: Daedelus, believe it or not. Most of his defeats end with something huge being thrown on him, but he's always fine right after.


* NiceGuy: While Newton occasionally gets on his nerves Hercules for the most part is a pretty affable stalwart hero with a LanternJawOfJustice.

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* NiceGuy: While Newton occasionally gets on his nerves nerves, Hercules for the most part is a pretty affable stalwart hero with a LanternJawOfJustice.


* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Newton and Toot.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Done with a twist; rather than playing when Hercules was about to turn the tables on his enemy, his theme music started playing at the moment they were defeated to celebrate his victory.


* SadlyMythtaken: The mythological Daedalus was a cunning craftsman, but he wasn't really evil and certainly didn't plan on conquering any part of Greece.

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* SadlyMythtaken: The mythological Daedalus was a cunning craftsman, but he wasn't really evil and certainly didn't plan on conquering any part of Greece. Pretty much everything else, too.


* TheOtherDarrin: The voices for the earliest episodes had Jack Mercer as Newton and Daedelus; Jerry Bascombe would assume those voices for the bulk of the series. Herc had a different voice as well (there is no listing on who it was), while Jimmy Tapp was the main voice.

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* TheOtherDarrin: The voices for the earliest episodes had Jack Mercer as Newton and Daedelus; Jerry Bascombe would assume those voices for the bulk of the series. Herc had a different voice as well (there is no listing on who it was), while Jimmy Tapp was the main voice.


* ParrotExposition: Inverted with Newton, whose verbal tic is double speak.

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* ParrotExposition: Inverted with Newton, whose verbal tic is double speak.

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