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Subj: Re: Hercules #6: "YOU'RE AN AVENGER"...
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 at 12:38:56 pm EDT (Viewed 276 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hercules #6: "YOU'RE AN AVENGER"...
Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 at 06:41:30 am EDT (Viewed 312 times)

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    I'd hardly say that he had 3000 years of greatness. Let's face it: This is a demi-god who became great because he was driven mad, killed his children and then had to complete 12 labours as a result.

Something relatively early in his life that he did overcome. That only proves his greatness.

    The mythical accounts of his deeds (which, I believe, would be considered canon in the Marvel Universe) don't exactly show him to be a great hero... more like a proud, stubborn one.

Nah. You're confusing "great" with something else. Great is great, whether it's proud, stubborn, debauched, etc.

Well thats clearly not true.

In no society in the history of man are the achievements of people who do good deeds primarily out of ego, arrogance, for personal acclaim or for payment for example considered the equal of those who do them simply out of a sense of benevolance.

Hercules is clearly a *very* faulted hero - and it is these faults that make most of our heroes so compelling - and whether you consult the legends or the comic books that is something that has been shown to be the case on many occasions.

Saying that Hercules is 'above' these issues also only serves to give us a character who is *less* heroic rather than more. His adherence to the laws of man and following of their customs despite his incredible power and legend is a sign of humility, where as the alternative is a sign of ignorance and arrogance.

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