Hercules (Hercules): ESFP


Dominant Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Hercules always wants to leap right into things and engage. However, he doesn’t have control over his strength, and typically ends up causing damage to his environment as a result of this desire. Hercules doesn’t hesitate to leap into new situations without taking the time to properly assess what he’s up against. He tends to act before thinking things through and doesn’t usually take the time to think about how the situations he gets himself into will unfold. He just wants to dive in and take action! “I am ready. I want to get off this island. I want to see battles and monsters. Rescue some damsels. You know, heroic stuff.” Hercules enjoys his status and the attention he receives once he begins to gain fame for his heroism.

Auxiliary Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Figuring out where he belongs is very important to Hercules. He is very aware of his inability to “fit in” on Earth and wants to understand who he is and where he comes from in the hope that it might help him to discover where he’s meant to be in the world. While Hercules does care very deeply for others, he initially begins his heroics as a way to prove himself in order to become a God. He doesn’t do it to defend mortals. He just wants to earn his place on Mount Olympus to get to where he’s supposed to be. When he hears about the kids who were trapped, he’s excited about it, not concerned, because he sees his shot and he intends to take it. Hercules is often caught up in his own feelings and can fail to sense the emotions and true motives of those around him. He’s willing to make a deal with Hades that will keep Meg safe, but will result in many innocent people being hurt because he loves Meg.

Tertiary Extroverted Thinking [Te]: When Phil tells Hercules to “use his head,” Hercules takes this literally, and headbutts Nessus to deal with the problem. Hercules isn’t exactly a creative thinker, and tends to approach problems in the most direct and simple way possible. When he makes the decision to do whatever it takes to get back to Mount Olympus to be with his parents and all the other gods, Hercules is very pragmatic in his approach. He needs to do something heroic, and he does, on very large scales. He defends humanity and protects it, because that is the logical way to become a hero and earn his status as a god, but no matter how much good he does, he still isn’t granted permission to return to Mount Olympus. It isn’t until he is willing to sacrifice his own life in order to save Meg that he gets the hero’s welcome he had been dreaming of. It’s easier for Hercules to discuss his thoughts and plans aloud than it is for him to verbalize his feelings.

Inferior Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Hercules knows that he’s meant to be somewhere else… he just doesn’t know where or why he feels that way so strongly. He has a very specific vision (“Go the Distance” is an explosion of Fi and Ni)”. He can see the welcome he will receive and how the crowd will cheer, and is certain that if he can go the distance, he will have everything he’s ever hoped for. He doesn’t care how long it takes and is determined to see his quest through. While Hercules is able to picture a future where he is happy and content and believes he will get there, he has a hard time figuring out how and makes several mistakes along the way, often as a result of failing to envision how events might play out before jumping in.


Enneagram: 2w3 7w8 8w9 So/Sx

Note: It was a very tough call between 3w2 and 2w3, but I think he leans slightly more 2 than 3.

Hades (Hercules): ENTP


Dominant Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Hades has very good intuition and is able to sense potential threats to his plans. After meeting Hercules as an infant, he immediately returns to the Underworld to ask the fates if he will “mess up my hostile takeover bid, or what?” Hades is a master manipulator and very good at knowing how to get what he needs from people. When Hercules tries to make a deal with Hades in order to rescue Meg, he hesitates before agreeing to let Hercules take Meg’s place, because he needs time to run through all of the ways the deal could backfire and blow up in his face. “Oh, well. The son of my hated rival trapped forever in the River of Death. Hmm… is there a downside to this?” He needs time to think of the possibilities. Is there some way this could backfire? Unfortunately for Hades, he’s so eager to finally get Hercules out of his way once and for all that he agrees, unable to foresee that this act of love and selflessness would reinstate Hercules as a full-fledged God.

Auxiliary Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Although he’s a formidable villain, Hades is often able to keep things “light” through his wit and sarcastic sense of humor. He doesn’t get hung up when his main approach doesn’t work. While Hades isn’t an extraordinary planner, he i able to improvise and adjust them as necessary – if one falls through, he just simply throws another curve ball at Hercules. He sees that physical challenges aren’t working in his quest to defeat Hercules, so he decides to rework his plans by attacking him emotionally instead (Ti-Fe). Hades is skilled at debating and he can be very convincing when trying to persuade people into making a deal with him, or getting them to do whatever he wants from them. Hades doesn’t let the facts of a situation throw him off. Yes, baby Hercules is a God and Gods are immortal… so how do you kill him? Well, you just turn him mortal first! Hades always believes he can solve any problem he faces. When he learns of Pain and Panic’s failure eighteen years later, he is still confident that he can prevent Hercules from thwarting his plans.

Tertiary Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: It’s easy for Hades to tap into other people’s emotions to get them to do what he wants. He knows how to manipulate the people around him and searches for emotional weaknesses to exploit. Hades has a very bad temper and difficulty controlling his emotions. When he loses his cool, he immediately tries to regain his composure. He’s usually pretty upfront about how he feels, though he sometimes attempts to put on an act if it’s in service of his primary objective. Hades uses Hercules’s feelings for Meg to strike a deal with him – Hercules cannot interfere with Hades’ plans by playing the hero, and in exchange, Meg will not be harmed. Hades prefers making deals, using flattery (as he did with Lachesis in order to get her to reveal the future), and persuasion as his tactics instead of conquering with brute force. He sees how people can be useful to him and uses that to form his strategies. Hades also plays on Meg’s pain in order to get her to continue helping him take down Hercules.

Inferior Introverted Sensing [Si]: Hades tries to learn from the past and creates theories based on what he’s previously observed (Ne-Si). ” See, he’s gotta have a weakness, because everybody’s got a weakness, I mean for Pandora, it was the box thing, for the Trojans, hey, they bet on the wrong horse, okay?” He tries to convince Meg that Hercules isn’t any different. He’s a guy! He will hurt you eventually! They all do! Although Pain and Panic lied to him, failed in their mission, and often make mistakes (not informing him when the Fates arrived), he continues to use them to carry out important missions, though it’s unclear if this is because he’s failed to learn from the past, or because he has a certain amount of sentimental attachment to them.


Enneagram: 7w8 3w4 8w7 So/Sx





Megara (Hercules): ISTP


Dominant Introverted Thinking [Ti]: Meg has a quick wit, which she frequently uses to insult those around her. She’s logical, independent, and doesn’t rely on anyone to save her. When she first meets Hercules, she believes she can deal with Nessus on her own, telling him that she’s capable of handling the situation herself. She has confidence in her ability to come up with solutions to her problems without any help. Meg prefers to remain detached and doesn’t want to grow too close to Hercules. She’s clever and comes up with several ways to manipulate Hercules (claiming that she has “weak ankles” as a segue to get Hercules to open up about his own weaknesses). Meg is cynical, snarky, and believes that it’s best to isolate herself so that nobody can hurt her.

Auxiliary Extroverted Sensing [Se]: It’s easy for Meg to use what is immediately available to her accomplish a task. She manipulates Hercules using her sexuality. When Hades tasks Meg with finding out his weakness, she does so by persuading him to play hooky with her and shows him a fun-filled day. Though it’s never stated, one might infer that Meg purposely tripped down the steps in order to start a conversation with Hercules about weaknesses because she was trying to get him to admit his. Meg is comfortable in risky situations and can make shortsighted decisions without considering the ramifications when presented with an opportunity (selling her soul to Hades in exchange for her boyfriend’s life). She’s quick to leap into action (hopping onto Pegasus to get Phil in order to save Hercules, even though she’s terrified of heights). She also notices the pillar about to fall and crush Hercules and is able to push him out of the way in the nick of time, saving his life.

Tertiary Introverted Intuition [Ni]: Meg is driven by one goal – work off her debt and eventually be free from Hades forever. She experiences flashes of insight – she can tell relatively quickly that Hercules isn’t like everybody else and believes in him. Meg is good at knowing how to manipulate people and instinctively knows which buttons to push. Once Meg falls for Hercules, she becomes determined to protect him from Hades, regardless of the consequences. Meg appears to believe in universal truths about the world and humanity (everyone is petty and dishonest).

Inferior Extroverted Feeling [Fe]: Admitting her feelings doesn’t come easily for Meg. Instead, she keeps them hidden and denies the truth. Although she was working with Hades to obtain her freedom, in the end, she sacrifices herself to save Hercules. Meg is willing to make selfless choices for those she loves – she’s only a slave to Hades because she sold her soul to him in an attempt to save her boyfriend’s life. Although Meg doesn’t lead with her emotions, she is able to tap into them, as she puts on quite a performance for Hercules in order to convince him to come save the two little boys (Pain and Panic), who were supposedly trapped as a result of a rock slide.

Enneagram: 6w5 8w7 4w5 Sp/Sx

Quotes:

Hercules: Pardon me, my good, uh… uh… sir. I’ll have to ask you to release that young –
Megara: Keep movin’, junior.
Hercules: — lady. But you… are-aren’t you… a damsel in distress?
Megara: I’m a damsel. I’m in distress. I can handle this. Have a nice day.

Megara: Megara. My friends call me Meg, or at least they would if I had any friends. So… did they give you a name along with all those rippling pectorials?
Hercules: Uh, I’m, uh, um-
Megara: Are you always this articulate?
Hercules: Hercules. My… My name is Hercules.
Megara: Hercules, huh? I think I prefer Wonderboy.
Hercules: So, uh, how-how-how’d you get mixed up with the, uh-
Megara: Pinhead with hooves? [Hercules nods] Well, you know how men are. They think “no” means “yes” and “get lost” means “take me, I’m yours”. Don’t worry, Shorty here can explain it to ya later. Well, thanks for everything, Herc. It’s been a real slice. [She starts to walk away.]
Hercules: Wait! [She stops and turns.] Um… can we give you a ride? [Pegasus snorts, whinnies and flies to a high branch.]
Megara: Uh… I don’t think your pinto likes me very much.
Hercules: Pegasus? Oh, no, don’t be silly! He’d be more than happy to- Ow. [PEGASUS has dropped an apple on Hercules’ head. He looks up and Pegasus whistles innocently.]
Megara: I’ll be alright. I’m a big, tough girl. I can tie my own sandals and everything. [She walks away again.] Bye-bye, Wonderboy.

Megara: Please! Help! Please! There’s been a terrible accident!
Hercules: Meg?
Phil: Speakin’ of disasters.
Megara: Wonderboy! Hercules, thank goodness!
Hercules: Wha-what’s wrong?
Megara: Outside of town, two little boys, they were playing in the gorge. There was this rock slide, a terrible rock slide! They’re
trapped!
Hercules: Kids? Trapped? Phil! Phil, this is great!
Megara: You’re really choked up about this, aren’t ya?

Megara: Looks like your game is over- Wonderboy’s hitting every curve you throw at him.
Hades: Oh, yeah… I wonder if maybe I haven’t been throwing the right curves at him, Meg, my sweet.
Megara: Don’t even go there.
Hades: See, he’s gotta have a weakness, because everybody’s got a weakness, I mean for Pandora, it was the box thing, for the
Trojans, hey, they bet on the wrong horse, okay? We simply need to find out Wonderboy’s.
Megara: I’ve done my part. Get your little imps-
Hades: They couldn’t handle him as a baby. I need someone who can … handle him as a man.
Megara: Hey, I’ve sworn off man-handling.
Hades: Well, you know, that’s good, because that’s what got you into this jam in the first place, isn’t it? You sold your soul to me to
save your boyfriend’s life. And how does this creep thank you? By running off with some babe. He hurt you real bad, didn’t he, Meg? Huh?
Megara: Look, I learned my lesson, okay?
Hades: Which is exactly why I got a feelin’ you’re gonna leap at my new offer. You give me the key to bringing down Wonderbreath and I give you the thing that you crave most in the entire cosmos! Your freedom.

Megara: Let’s see … what could be behind curtain number one? [She pulls the cord on the side and we see Hercules behind the curtain.]
Hercules: Meg!
Megara: It’s alright. The sea of raging hormones has ebbed.
Hercules: Gee, i-i-it’s great to see you. I-I-I missed you.
Megara: [Flopping down onto a couch] So this is what heroes do on their days off?
Hercules: Ah… I’m no hero…
Megara: Sure ya are. Everybody in Greece thinks you’re the greatest thing since they put the pocket in pita.
Hercules: I know, it’s-it’s crazy, y’know, I can’t go anywhere
without being mobbed, I mean-
Megara: Ah. You sound like you could use a day off. Think your nanny goat would go berserk if you played hooky this afternoon?
Hercules: Oh, gee. I-I don’t know. Phil’s got the rest of the day pretty much booked-
Megara: Ah, Phil-schmill. Just follow me- out the window, round the dumbbells, you lift up the back wall and we’re gone.

Hercules: I didn’t know playing hooky could be so much fun.
Megara: Yeah. Neither did I.
Hercules: Thanks, Meg.
Megara: Oh… don’t thank me just yet. Oh! [She falls into HERCULES’ arms.]
Hercules: Oops- careful.
Megara: Sorry. Weak ankles.
Hercules: Oh yeah? Well maybe you’d better sit down. [He carries her over to a bench, puts her down, then sits down beside her.]
Megara: So… uh… do you have any problems with things like this? [She stretches out her leg and holds her foot right in front of his face.]
Hercules: Uh…
Megara: Weak ankles, I mean.
Hercules: Oh. Uh, no. Not really.
Megara: [Moving closer to him] No weaknesses whatsoever? No trick knee?
Hercules: Uh…
Megara: Ruptured… disks?
Hercules: No. I’m… I’m afraid I’m uh… fit as a fiddle. [He stands.]
Megara: [sighs] Wonderboy, you are perfect.
Hercules: Thanks.

Megara: If there’s a prize for rotten judgement,
I guess I’ve already won that
No man is worth the aggravation
That’s ancient history, been there, done that

Megara: No chance no way I won’t say it, no no
It’s too cliche I won’t say I’m in love

Megara: I thought my heart had learned its lesson
It feels so good when you start out
My head is screaming “Get a grip girl
Unless you’re dying to cry your heart out

Megara: No chance no way I won’t say it, no no
This scene won’t play I won’t say I’m in love
You’re way off base I won’t say it
At least out loud I won’t say I’m in love

Hades: I’m sorry… you hear that sound? That’s the sound on your freedom fluttering out the window… forever.
Megara: I don’t care. I’m not gonna help you hurt him.
Hades: I can’t believe you’re getting so worked up about some… guy.
Megara: This one is different. He’s honest, and – and he’s sweet-
Hades: Please.
Megara: He would never do anything to hurt me.
Hades: He’s a guy!
Megara: Besides, oh Oneness, you can’t beat him. He has no weaknesses. He’s gonna —
Hades: I think he does, Meg. I truly think… he does.

Megara: Hercules! Look out! [She pushes him out of the way, but the pillar falls on her instead.]
Hercules: Meg! NO! What’s happening?
Megara: H-Hades’ deal is broken. He promised I wouldn’t get hurt.
Hercules: Meg. Why- why did you… you didn’t have to-
Megara: Oh, people always do crazy things… when they’re in love.
Hercules: Oh… Meg. Meg, I- I…
Megara: Are you… always this articulate? You- you haven’t got much time. You can still stop Hades.