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
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!
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
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.]
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.]
Megara: Weak ankles, I mean.
Hercules: Oh. Uh, no. Not really.
Megara: [Moving closer to him] No weaknesses whatsoever? No trick knee?
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.
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-
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.