Hercules Payne (Character)

Hercules Payne 3

Real Name: Andre Payne

Publisher: Zenescope

Created by: Pat Shand and Ac Osorio

1st appearance: Grim Fairy Tales Presents: Godstorm Hercules Payne #1, 2014

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Unknown

Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record

Height: 6’1                    Weight: 210 lbs

Eyes: Brown                       Hair: Black

Relatives: Zeus (Father), Unnamed Stepfather (Status Unknown), Calvin (Older Brother, deceased), Unnamed Mother

Skills and Abilities: Proficient hand to hand combatant.

Powers:  He is a demigod with superhuman strength, enhanced resistance to injury, enough to withstand gunfire and the ability to call down lightning from the heavens and throw lightning from his hands.

Equipment: His father gave him a mask of unknown origin which manifests when he needs to activate his powers.


Andre/Hercules is the son of the Greek God Zeus and the earth woman Mrs. Payne. He was the second child of his family and perhaps due to not knowing who his father was he gravitated toward the gangs in his community. While his older brother Calvin became a police officer to make his community better he grew into a well-known gang member. Due to the differences he and his brother had a very strained relationship [Grim Fairy Tales Presents: Godstorm Hercules Payne #1]. After his brother is killed during a botched gang meeting he meets his real father Zeus in an ally and has his powers unlocked. Hercules also comes to the attention of Venus the Olympian goddess of love who has a long-standing feud with Zeus [Grim Fairy Tales Presents: Godstorm Hercules Payne #2].


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