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Subj: debatable on both counts
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 01:41:09 pm EDT (Viewed 299 times)
Reply Subj: Re: He Man Taking on Hercules
Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 at 07:18:02 pm EDT (Viewed 299 times)

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he Man though was shown about as strong as Superman, who is stronger than Herc!

Pre Crisis Superman did meet He Man and could have been comparable in strength, but that was a very different 'He Man' than what was depicted in the cartoon and later Star Comics. The more recent crossovers, He Man was portrayed as powerful enough to fight Superman pretty well, and it was believable that he killed Superman with a sword through the chest, but we don't really have enough info.

There are some decent arguments that Superman is stronger than Thor, and by extension Marvel's Hercules, but there are also reasonable arguments that they are even. Any differential between Superman and Marvel's Hercules would be minimal IMO, as it would be with Thor.

As generally portrayed, I'd put He man somewhere in the Wonder Woman category in both strength and durability. He (and She Ra) have a few upper tier feats, and He Man has good crossover showings, so he could be portrayed as higher, but in general, I'd give Thor, Superman, or Marvel's Hercules a clear and measurable strength advantage, though not an overwhelming one.

That being the case, overall I favor Hercules here, provided he takes the fight seriously from the start. Because he tends to play around a little at first, it could be an upset...