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Hercules is the titular protagonist of Disney's 1997 animated feature film Hercules, he is the son of Zeus and Hera, nephew of Hades, adopted son of Amphitryon and Alcmeme, husband of Megara and father of Herkie.

Before the formation of Auradon[]

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Hercules was born on Mount Olympus as the only child of Zeus and Hera and was visited by several of the other gods, one of which included Hades, his uncle, after many of the Olympian Gods leave a gift each for the newborn, Zeus himself presents his son with Pegasus, a creature of the same species.

After Hades sent his minions, Pain and Panic, to deal with Hercules so that he may overtake Olympus, Pain and Panic attempt to turn the infant into a mortal by using a potion only for Hercules to stop them unintentionally with his strength and due to not drinking the entire potion, Hercules retains his strength though remains on Earth and is adopted.

Hercules grows up unaware of his origins though not really well liked by the people around him due to accidentally causing issues, he then discovers of his heritage from his adoptive parents and goes to learn about himself where he learns he is the son of Zeus.

He then finds and trains with Philoctetes and after many heroic deeds, becomes a well known hero, he eventually meets and falls in love with Megara though feels betrayed when he learns she was working with Hades but after her death, he demands her soul be returned from the River Styx, offering his own life in return which Hades accepts, Hercules' would-be-sacrifice regains his godlike status as he rescues Megara and defeats Hades by sending him into the river.


Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel[]

Eventually, he married Megara and fathered Herkie.


  • Students of Auradon Prep often fight over who would win between Hercules and Beast.
  • He would be around thirty-seven to thirty-eight years old by Descendants due to turning eighteen in his debut.
  • His birthday is sometime before August.