If Hercules's mother was a goddess, how powerful would Herc be?

#1 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio
The son of Zeus!
Hercules was born with the potential for great strenght, when he grew up he joined the Avengers, and now he is one of the strongest beings who ever walked the face of the earth, his strenght is so great that it rivals that of the Incredible Hulk. Hercules is an extremely powerful god, who has godlike strenght, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerable and immortality. He is powerful enough as a demigod but he completed the Twelve Labors to become a full god but what if both his parents were gods? What if he was the son of Zeus and a godess, how powerful would he be?
#2 Posted by Jack the Ripper (2225 posts) - - Show Bio

it wouldn't make a difference, he's the god of strength, you can't really get stronger than that...

#3 Posted by BangingBootyNurseT (143 posts) - - Show Bio

He would be twice as powerful, I think. 

#4 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio
BangingBootyNurseT said:
"He would be twice as powerful, I think. "

Really wouldn't he gain new powers?
#5 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
Jack the Ripper said:
"it wouldn't make a difference, he's the god of strength, you can't really get stronger than that...
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He's a demi-god. So he'd be better as a fully-fledged god.
#6 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah if  that did happen he would probably be able to increase his strenght at will.

#7 Edited by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
Theracles said:
"Yeah if  that did happen he would probably be able to increase his strenght at will."

He'd be as powerful as Ares, Apollo, Possiden etc..

Plus, he'd have other feats aside from strength.
#8 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

I recall that Hercules is more powerful than Ares.

#9 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
Theracles said:
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I recall that Hercules is more powerful than Ares.

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I doubt that seeing as Ares is a god, and hercules is only a demi-god.
#10 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio
Theracles said:
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The son of Zeus!
Hercules was born with the potential for great strenght, when he grew up he joined the Avengers, and now he is one of the strongest beings who ever walked the face of the earth, his strenght is so great that it rivals that of the Incredible Hulk. Hercules is an extremely powerful god, who has godlike strenght, speed, stamina, agility, invulnerable and immortality. He is powerful enough as a demigod but he completed the Twelve Labors to become a full god but what if both his parents were gods? What if he was the son of Zeus and a godess, how powerful would he be?"
Stronger than he is now? 

shrug
#11 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"Theracles said:
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I recall that Hercules is more powerful than Ares.

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I doubt that seeing as Ares is a god, and hercules is only a demi-god."

Yes but they have fought and Hercules won.
#12 Posted by Theracles (1366 posts) - - Show Bio

And since completing the Twelve Labors, Hercules was given immortality to become a full god, he is no longer a demi-god.

#13 Posted by seekquaze (612 posts) - - Show Bio

It wouldn't make a difference.  Ares is a full god and only as powerful as Hercules was as a mortal.  Ares might have overall better durability due to being immortal, but that is about it. 

Zeus sired Hercules with a particular mortal woman because fate decreed such a son would be so-and-so powerful and needed to protect Olympus.  Siring Hercules with anyone else would probable have made him weaker.  With gods it is not just about who your parents are.  Things like symbolism and prophecy get involved as well.

#14 Posted by geometry (1243 posts) - - Show Bio

Good job!

#15 Posted by sonofhercules95 (703 posts) - - Show Bio

Was Hercules the first super hero

#16 Posted by Alpha (7330 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the combo of the two (god and human) has made Hercules stronger than the other gods. Ares is born from two and he is nothing in comparison.

#17 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it would make any difference.  Hercules was born a demigod but earned (and was given by Zeus) full-fledged godhood and everything that comes with it; Immortality, immunity to disease and unlimited stamina.  According to the myths and Marvel (Incredible Hercules #126 to be exact) Hercules was bred to be the strongest and was given invulnerablity when he suckled from the breast of Hera as a baby, so he already had his strength and durability.  He was also made the God of Strength and Labor.  IMO that should be enough to make him stronger than anyone ever and give him the ability to increase his strength at will.  Marvel hasn't given Herc this ability yet, but if they ever want to the explanation is already in place:  He's the Graeco-Roman God of Strength!

#18 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@John Valentine said:
" Theracles said:
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I recall that Hercules is more powerful than Ares.

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I doubt that seeing as Ares is a god, and hercules is only a demi-god. "
Ares in mythology is a complete and utter wimp that Hercules could best with ease...it was the Romans who made him great as a culture of war
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#19 Posted by D3athstroke (3911 posts) - - Show Bio

He wold be Like Ares 
Weaker then he is 

#20 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

well if i recall correctly both traditional and comic book greek mythology have pointed out that hercules may not have been as strong as he is if hera didnt breast feed him as a baby. so if she or another goddess sired him he'd be pretty much the same level but more godlike ie. shrinking, grow, shape shifter, all that gody who hah

#21 Posted by D3athstroke (3911 posts) - - Show Bio

I changed my mind 
He wold be Above Skyfathers 

#22 Edited by thestarguy (351 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc: Co-Signed!   Hercules strength potential was determined by both Zeus and the Fates at birth, so he was already destined to be physically the strongest.   The trick of suckling at Hera's breast in large part made up for having a mortal mother by giving him divine stamina, durability and endurance, to augument his natural strength and power.  He was created to be a demi-god on purpose by Zeus since the Fates foretold that the Olympians would face several threats that could not be overcome by Gods alone.
#23 Posted by Thor's hammmer (7184 posts) - - Show Bio

it would be the same he would be norn the god of strength instead of just a demi god but then zeus wouldn't be able to make him  ascend to the position of god of strength because he's already there
#24 Posted by PowerHerc (83261 posts) - - Show Bio
@thestarguy said:
"@PowerHerc: Co-Signed!   Hercules strength potential was determined by both Zeus and the Fates at birth, so he was already destined to be physically the strongest.   The trick of suckling at Hera's breast in large part made up for having a mortal mother by giving him divine stamina, durability and endurance, to augument his natural strength and power.  He was created to be a demi-god on purpose by Zeus since the Fates foretold that the Olympians would face several threats that could not be overcome by Gods alone. "

Aye!  Verily!

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