AU: Your team suddenly finds themselves transported into a cheesy “inspirational” sports team movie. Who falls into what role? Is there an overzealous coach or someone who’s always on the bench?
Which is actually quite interesting considering that Heracles was basically the paragon of masculinity, heroism, the claimed ancestor of about half a dozen clans and his cult even survived into the Roman era (Hercules) with several notable romans trying to get in on the act.
We also tend to forget he was not only strong and brave, but clever, and smart. And bisexual as all hell - in fact he was noted for his amazing sexual prowess with partners of both sexes.
He was also driven insane by Hera, which is why he killed his wife and children (NOT EXCUSING IT, THIS IS MYTHOLOGY) and actually spent a huge chunk of his life trying to make amends. This is where the labours come from - which actually ended up resulting in the destruction of most of the archaic terrors that plagued mankind.
So yeah, original fridge origin hero, epitome of manhood, ra ra ra but somewhere along the way we lost the parts that said a mentally ill, butt-fuckin’ clever man who knew how to humble himself was the greatest hero ever known to mankind.