REAL NAME: Cliff Smith
ORIGIN: Cliff was a homeless man, living on the street, hungry, frail, and dying of cancer when he stumbled onto a magic belt in an alleyway. When he put on the belt he was magically transformed into the ancient hero known as Hercules. The transformation cured his ailments, gave him incredible strength, and the knowledge of ancient cultures he never knew existed. Unfortunately, if he ever removes the belt he’ll revert to his original, frail, disease-ravaged form.
POWERS: The power of Hercules is an ancient power, granted from Zeus himself. His strength, speed, and agility are all enhanced by the magical belt around his waist. He also carries with him a lifetime of knowledge that extended far beyond that of his original form, including techniques of warfare, and mythical beings he never knew existed.
GROUP AFFILIATIONS: The League
FIRST APPEARANCE: X-League #0 (Original Universe)