When developing the story and concept for Hercules: Curse of the Hydra, we combed through our collective knowledge of mythical lore to come up with the nastiest, meanest, most bad-ass monster Hercules could ever possibly face. He’s pretty much defeated about every archetype, from vengeful gods (Hera), earthly beasts (Lion) to mythical monsters (Cerberus), so to make this game as epic as possible, we whittled our list down to a select few.
Here are some of the baddies that ended up in the rejection pile:
Pros: Bloodthirsty, strong, hairy, and most importantly, hard to kill.
Cons: Hairy, forgetful (always waking up in strange places without pants), night owl (the guy only gets angry at midnight).
We didn’t fully count him out though – Agrius, Hera’s crafty henchman, is a major villain in the game. Half man-half bear, he proves to be a formidable foe for Hercules.
Pros: Programmed to destroy, muscle-bound, exceptional hand-to-hand combat skills.
Cons: Terrible command of English language, questionable fashion sense (cargo pants).
Even with her godly powers, Hera would have a tough time getting all the proper paperwork together to assign these guys to get the job done.
Pros: Evil knows no bounds, shape-shifter, stronger than he looks.
Cons: Irresistible to women (not Hercules’ type), too dramatic (candles, castles, capes), sleeps too much (fighting mythical foes is Herc’s day-job).
We aren’t ruling him out for a sequel yet (Hercules vs. Dracula)
Pros: Slimey, ruthless, cunning.
Cons: Easily distracted (always on his cordless phone or checking his pager), wardrobe malfunctions (Gucci suits are hard to come by in Ancient Greece), hard to make an appointment with.
We imagine instead of teaming up with Hera, Gordon would enlist Hercules to get the inside scoop on Zeus’ corporate wheelings and dealings.
Check back tomorrow for our reasons why the Hydra made the top of the list!