Hercules (#6) is an ocean-going tug who is tasked with escorting large vessels to port, or answering distress calls at sea. He is in charge of large operations and important contracts. He makes occasional appearances in the series.
His hull and superstructure resemble Hercules, a 1907 ocean-going tug built in New Jersey and operating in San Francisco. Chris Tulloch notes that the Hercules model was about 36 inches long. His face has sideburns.
Hercules is a cool-headed fighter who speaks in a clear, soft English accent. He is not bothered by the antics of the Z-Stacks or Bluenose- he simply brushes off their jibes and orders. He is highly regarded by the harbour tugs; even Zorran knows that he cannot win a confrontation with him. But there is a softer side to his character- he has a sense of humour, as demonstrated in the episode "Ghosts", and refers to his comrades as "ma' dears", "darling", and "sweetheart". He is in love with Lillie Lightship.
He is voiced by Nigel Anthony. In Salty's Lighthouse, he is voiced by Long John Baldry.
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Famous quotes containing the word hercules:
“I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.... The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false
As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins
The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars,
Who, inward searched, have livers white as milk!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“I was with Hercules and Cadmus once,
When in a wood of Crete they bayed the bear
With hounds of Sparta: never did I hear
Such gallant chiding; for besides the groves,
The skies, the fountains, every region near
Seemed all one mutual cry. I never heard
So musical a discord, such sweet thunder.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)