Hercules was the mortal son of the great god Zeus and blessed with extraodinary strength by his demi-god birth. But he was always more than simply a muscular demi-god. Like most Greek heros, he had great stremgth and courage, but also teerible weaknesses and faults. He like the rest of humanity, was subject to the unpredictability of fate of human nature. Through it all, the only thing, which has never changed is Hercule's basic sense of human compassion proving once and for all that some things even evolution cannot strip away from humanity.