Should Hercules get Pegasus?

#1 Edited by Wolfrazer (6913 posts) - - Show Bio

I figured since he can't fly actually, it would be a nice opportunity to give him the famous winged horse. What do yall think? Maybe not like in every comic Herc has him, but I think it would be kinda cool for Hercules to ride Pegasus for traveling or sometimes for fighting.

#2 Posted by PowerHerc (84386 posts) - - Show Bio

The Filmation version of Hercules already used a winged horse named Pegasus in the Saturday morning cartoon "Freedom Force" and, more recently, Disney's Hercules has done the same. I don't think Marvel needs to do the same with their Hercules. Other Marvel characters including the Black Knight and Valkyrie have done this and every time I've seen it I didn't like it. Seeing a superhero riding a winged steed into battle and then actually battling foes while mounted usually seems forced/contrived and is never visually appealing to me.

Besides, Hercules is known and liked for using his enormous strength. It's pretty hard to lift anything heavy or throw anything heavy or punch anything hard while mounted on an animal that cannot fly while supporting that weight or provide a solid base from which to act; Being mounted on a flying horse would negate Hercules' strength almost entirely.

Hercules is better off without Pegasus.

#3 Posted by SoA (4844 posts) - - Show Bio

Hercules doesn't need Pegasus , besides the disney cartoon , it wasn't even his!

#4 Posted by Wolfrazer (6913 posts) - - Show Bio
@PowerHerc:  What about as a means of travel?
#5 Posted by PowerHerc (84386 posts) - - Show Bio

@Wolfrazer: No.

I can see why the mythological tie-in would be appealing to some, but to me Pegasus just gets in the way.

You see, Herc would have to be concerned about the horse's safety, where he's gonna leave him when he has to dismount to fight and what would happen to him should Herc himself be incapacitated, captured or worse. I know that all these situations and the many plot lines that could derive from them could be explained (probably inanely) but why bother with the contrivance(s) of having to explain "What happened to Pegasus?" or "How did Pegasus survive that?" It's better and easier not to have Pegasus around at all.

Marvel Hercules has been able to get around without the winged steed this long. He'll be all right without him stilll.

#6 Posted by seekquaze (613 posts) - - Show Bio

If not Pegasus, should Hercules have some reliable form of transportation? Thor has his hammer and goat-drawn chariot. Apollo has his sun chariot. Zeus has his thunderbolts. Other gods can usually fly or teleport between dimensions on their own. Hercules though has to persuade others for rides and if he cannot get one can have trouble getting where he wants to go.

#7 Posted by PowerHerc (84386 posts) - - Show Bio

@seekquaze said:

If not Pegasus, should Hercules have some reliable form of transportation? Thor has his hammer and goat-drawn chariot. Apollo has his sun chariot. Zeus has his thunderbolts. Other gods can usually fly or teleport between dimensions on their own. Hercules though has to persuade others for rides and if he cannot get one can have trouble getting where he wants to go.

How about some winged footwear similar to what Hermes wears?

That would give him the poser of flight and could even give him super-speed, too.

#8 Posted by Kala (46 posts) - - Show Bio

For a while he used the Griffin as transport.

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#9 Edited by LeeSensei (385 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to just fly. Flying brick.

#10 Posted by PowerHerc (84386 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd like him to just fly. Flying brick.

That would be preferable to having Herc get around riding Pegasus.

#12 Posted by deaditegonzo (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Pegasus idea, but I really want Herc to be more powerful, like in his myths. Pure strength, fighting ability/ grappling, and his mastery of ancient weapons should be nearly unequaled. He should be Thor's superior in physical strength, alongside Hulk.

#13 Posted by PowerHerc (84386 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Pegasus idea, but I really want Herc to be more powerful, like in his myths. Pure strength, fighting ability/ grappling, and his mastery of ancient weapons should be nearly unequaled. He should be Thor's superior in physical strength, alongside Hulk.

I agree Hercules's pure strength, hand-to-hand combat skills and mastery of ancient weapons should be nearly unequaled. I contend that Hercules (at his normal power level) is already superior to Thor in physical strength.

#14 Posted by THORSON (2449 posts) - - Show Bio

yes from time to time.

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