Los Angeles Times

Hercules (Roman) or Heracles (Greek) (Kevin Sorbo)

Divine mission: As a son of Zeus, Hercules feels it is his duty to help the downtrodden, especially when something happens to them as a result of the whims of often petty gods that are his family. Travels with his companion Iolaus (Michael Hurst). Powers: Hercules is much stronger than any man, or even a group of men, as a result of being a half-god immortal. Historically, he's been a brute, but was pretty smart in the television series.Associated Press