Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:34 PM
After defeating Achilles to become the ultimate champion of Greece, Heracles returned to his father to claim his new title as the "mightiest god in all of Greece". However to Heracles's surprise, Zeus was not happy to see him.
-Heracles: "Father! I have returned! The Champion of the Trojan war has fallen to my power. I am the champion of Greece! There is no one left to defeat".
-Zeus: "My son... I am very proud of your power, and your heart... but you cannot become the champion of Greece. Hera wishes for my to banish you from Olympus".
-Heracles: "You can not be serious father... I have passed all of her trials, and I have proven myself to both Athens and Olympus alike!".
-Zeus: "Im sorry Heracles. You must leave now... Never return to Mt. Olympus".
-Heracles: "Ive lived under your word my entire life Zeus.. Ive made many at temps to gain Hera's graces, and I have proven myself to more than once! I have earned my place among the gods, and if you will deny me a place by your side, I will accept my place by my fathers thrown. However, if you cast me out, I promise the Mount Olympus will crumble at the hand of Heracles!".
-Zeus: "You dare talk down to the king of the gods?!".
-Heracles: "I talk down to my father! It was not my fault that you laid your seed in my mothers womb! If Hera would rather remain queen, than stand up to you, then I will dethrone you and cast you both from Olympus myself! I AM Champion of Greece! I will be Champion of the gods!".
Zeus's eyes lit with lightning and anger as Heracles leaped from Mount Olympus and crashed down in the middle of Athens. His landing struck a crater in the middle of the city and buildings around him crumbled to the ground. Heracles knew his days as savior of Greece was now over. He wrapped his hands around his club and began mowing through the towns people. As blood ran through the streets of Athens, Zeus knew it was time to destroy his son, before he destroyed Greece.
Athena approached her brother as he made his way to the temple. Before she could ask him why he was doing this, Heracles scowled at her and said, "He gave you a city... He gave me banishment!". Then with one full swing of his club, Heracles sent Hera soaring like an arrow through her own temple. The temple fell to the ground and crushed the Goddess of Athens. Knowing his father was watching, Heracles looked to the clouds and began to shout. "This will not stop Zeus! ...This was your choice!".
Zeus grew angry and the sky filled with lightning. Zeus sent Hermes to the Underworld where he was to fetch the the most vile creature to ever battle Heracles. There he found The Hydra, 2nd Trial of Heracles. When he reported back to Zeus, it was decided. They would make a deal with the monster.
Zeus brought The Hydra to Olympus to meet with the gods and bring about the fall of Heracles. The Hydra remained calm as he knew Zeus was the one who saved him from the depths of hell. Zeus explained to the monster that the fate of Greece was in the hands of his mortal enemy Heracles. The Hydra's eyes began to glow red at the mention of his name. Zeus promised the creature new life if he were able to kill the God of Strength. Zeus also promised that he would return the Hydra to Lerna and prevent any man from overthrowing him again, as long as Zeus ruled Olympus.
The Hydra turned its heads to the ruined city of Athens. Heracles now sitting on the Athena's thrown over looking the wreckage around him, heard a screeching roar from the heavens. He looked up and said under his breath, "The Hydra... Is that all you have father?".
Before The Hydra could fly off to battle Heracles, Zeus demanded to Hephaestus to fetch the armor he made for The Hydra. Hephaestus then grabbed a huge silver chest piece to be wrapped around the monster. Zeus then took a fist full of lightning bolts and the armor began to glow with the power of Olympus. The armor gave Hydra the power to grow heads without being decapitated, and gave his torso the protection against Heracles club.
With a huge shriek, the Hydra flew towards Athens to once again battle the son of Zeus. This time, it was to save Greece from the fallen hero who once did the same it. With a crash the monster landed in front of the Heracles.
-Heracles: "So.. Your Zeus's newest pet? Fair enough monster. All the Olympic armor in Greece will not save you from the wrath of Heracles!".
(The scene is the ruins of Athens, and the Hydra must prevent Heracles from forcing himself down its throat. If Herc makes it inside the monster he can kill him. If The Hydra does not swallow Heracles, he must also find another way to kill him and save Greece as well as Mt. Olympus)
Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:34 PM
Heracles (Greek Mythology)
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:12 AM
As for the match, with all the added protection, Heracles won't be able take the Hydra down like he did before. Also, the Hydra is more determined than ever to kill the son of Zeus. Still, Herc's experience with killing monsters and newfound bloodlust may pull him through this.
Zeus may have to face his son directly after this one.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:13 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:15 PM
B Very good matchup, pretty good buildup.
C It's a good matchup, though Hercules is a bit out of character in this one.
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