Hercufleas is a large, powerful hero who inhabits the ancient city of Mythis, and an old friend of Toad's. He is based on Hercules (also known as Heracles) of Greek and Roman legend. He is voiced by John Stocker.
In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Fire of Hercufleas", Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool, needing help to defeat the evil King Koopa, decide to ask Hercufleas for his assistance in overthrowing King Koopa. When Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool arrive at Hercufleas' home in Mythis, they discover that Hercufleas, through overeating, has become incredibly obese.
Finding Hercufleas slumped in a chair, surrounded by donuts, Princess Toadstool begins to doubt that Hercufleas can aid her in beating King Koopa. Ignoring Princess Toadstool's doubts, Toad greets Hercufleas and learns from him that he does not work as a hero anymore. Instead, Hercufleas now works as the guardian of the Great Balls of Fire.
After showing Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool the Great Balls of Fire, Hercufleas tells them that he is not able to help them defeat King Koopa, saying he is not much of a hero anymore. As Toad tries to reassure Hercufleas, several Beezos, sent to steal the Great Balls of Fire for King Koopa, appear. Seeing that these Beezos try to steal the Great Balls of Fire, Hercufleas tries to stop them, only to be whacked aside by the Beezos, who strike Hercufleas in the head with the urn containing the Great Balls of Fire.
Getting off the ground, Hercufleas tries to chase the fleeing Beezos, only to run out of breath. As Hercufleas is left panting on the stairs of his acropolis, a Beezo flies over to him and, mocking Hercufleas, ties his legs together and pushes him down several stairs, causing Hercufleas to crash into a statue of his much fitter self.
Some time later, Mario and Luigi, who return from an unsuccessfull attempt to get the Great Balls of Fire back from King Koopa, try to cheer-up a depressed Hercufleas. As Mario and Luigi talk to Hercufleas, they manage to convince him to allow them to train him and get him into better shape. At first, Hercufleas does horrible at his training, failing at jogging, chin-ups and jumping-jacks, though Hercufleas eventually does get better. After a lot of training, Hercufleas manages to get back into shape and decides to help Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Toadstool in defeating King Koopa.
Shortly after arriving at the Koopacropolis, Hercufleas, Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool can only watch as a Beezo attempted to dump Toad into the Great Balls of Fire, under King Koopa's command. As Toad is dropped on top of the Great Balls of Fire, Hercufleas, grabbing a tray of marshmallows from the nearby Mouser, throws it over the top of the urn the Great Balls of Fire are in, saving Toad; with Toad saved, King Koopa's Beezo minions are captured when, after trying to re-capture Toad, they accidentally fly into the marshmallows that softened Toad's landing, becoming stuck in them.
King Koopa, becoming enraged, begins trying to defeat Hercufleas by shooting the Great Balls of Fire at him; Hercufleas manages to easily knock these Great Balls of Fire away though, by using a pillar as a bat. As Hercufleas, Mario and Luigi knocked away the Great Balls of Fire, Toad is knocked off the Koopacropolis. Toad manages to grab a nearby Fire Flower, becoming Super Toad. With his newfound powers, Toad begins to battle King Koopa as Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool and Hercufleas look on.
Eventually, King Koopa is defeated and Hercufleas, Toad, Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool return to Hercufleas' acropolis, where Hercufleas and Toad are congratulated for driving King Koopa out of Mythis.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Ercolino||"Little Hercules", also a non-common name|
|The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (animated episodes)|
|Characters||Protagonists||Mario • Luigi • Princess Toadstool • Toad|
|Major antagonists||King Koopa (alter egos) • Mouser • Tryclyde|
|Minor antagonists||Beetle • Big bad wolf • Crocodiles • Hildy • King Koopa's mother • Queen Rotunda • Sergeant Kooperman • Sultan Pasbah • Vampa White|
|Koopa Pack minions||Albatoss • Autobomb • Beezo • Birdo • Birdoroo • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bloober • Bob-Omb • Bomb Net • Bullet Bill • Clawgrip • Cobrat • Flaky • Flurry • Fryguy • Goomba • Goomba (zombie) • Goomba Mummy • Greaser Goombas • Grunt • Hammer Brother • Hoopster • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Mousersaurus Rex • Ninji • Ostro • Phanto • Pidgit • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Porcupo • Robo Shyguy • Robo Koopa • Shyguy • Shyguy Lion • Snifit • Space Troopa • Spark • Spider • Spiny • Spiny Egg • State Troopa • Stormtroopa • Super Troopa • Thunderbirdo • Trouter • Tweeter • Tweeter Bat • Wereturtle|
|Other characters||Bingo • Brutius Maximus Grouchimus • Bunsen • Butterfingers • Calamity Clam • Captain Abidab • Captain Clump • Caveman • Cheepy • Cowazaurus • Dealin' Delbert • Dr. Nerdnick • Dr. Sheldon • Dr. T. Garden • Elves • Elvin Parsley • Fire God • Flab Boys • Genie (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!) • George Washingtoad • Giant Birdo • Goosey • Gramma Toadstool • Gramps • Harry • Hercufleas • Herlock Solmes • Hooded Robin • Indiana Joe • James Blond • Joliet • Joliet's father • June and Ward • Killer Kitty of the Kaskervilles • King James • King Neptune • Mark Twang • Mayor Fettuccine • Mermushrooms • Mervin • Misaki • Mouth of the River • Mr. President • Mr. Mayor • Mugga • Murphy • Mushroom People • Mushroom Rebel • Obi-Wan Toadi • Outback mayor • Patches • Pine • Prince Pompadour • Pronto • Quirks • Romano • Romano's father • Royal Cow • Salvador Drainotto • Sam Shalam • Santa Claus • Scooter • Secret Agent N • Slammer • Stool Pigeon • The Three Mushrooms • Waldo the Wizard • Whale • Zero|
|Locations||Regions||Amazon Jungle • Aqua Land • Brooklyn • Brooklyn Bridge • Car Land • Caveman Land • Cloud Land • Coney Island • Cramalot • Crime Land • Desert Kingdom • Down Under Land • El Desertland • Flatbush • Grand Koopa Canyon • Happy Harbor • Jungleland • Kingdom of Youth • Koopos • Land of Ice • Land of Romance • Lava Land • Linguini Empire • Lonesome Mushroom • Mushridge • Mushroom Kingdom • Mushroom Planet • Mythis • North Pole • Oceanworld • Pastaland • Pirate's Port • Pirate Waters • Pirate World • Pyramid Land • Quirk • Rap Land • River World • Robo Land • Rotundaland • Sayonara • Shamrock Kingdom • Sharewood Forest • Sharewood Village • Snow World • Sock Hop Land • Spy Land • Sudden Death Valley • Swiss Cheese Alps • Trouter Bay • Turtlevania • Victoria • Winterland • Waki-Waki • Warp Zone • Wild West|
|Landmarks||Bonkers Street • Brooklyn Plumbers Academy • Chateau Koopula • Cramalot Castle • Double Cross Ranch • First Mushroom Bank • Forest of Perpetual Night and Terrible Dangers • Fort Hard Knox • Fountain of Youth • George's Gorge • King Koopa's Castle • Koopacropolis • Koopa Klub • Koopatraz State Prison • Linguini Empire Colosseum • Mushroom Colony • Outback • Pasta Pit • Quirk Factory • Rebel Fort • Rotunda Castle • Santa's workshop • Shamrock Inn • Super Spy Headquarters • Temple of Koopa • Tower of Victoria • Tunnel of Doom|
vehicles, and misc.
|All Purpose Portable Plumber's Helper • Aladdin's Lamp • Beanstalk • Birdo Ray • Blackbeard Koopa's ship • Bomb Plant • Ding Bell • Excalibur • Fireball • Fire Flower • Fireproof Lava Boat • Flagpole • Flying carpet biplane • Flying Pizza • Freeze Gun • Garbage Pod • Gold Coin • Golden Plumber's Helper (King Mario of Cramalot) • Golden Plumber's Helper (Plummers Academy) • Great Balls of Fire • Heat Gun • Industrial Strength Itching Potion • Intergalactic InSinkErator • Koopa-Kola • Koop Star • Koopa Scepter • Koopa Strength Itching Powder • Koopa Surprise • Koopa's rocket • Koopilus • Lava Machine • Lightplunger • Lost Mushroom • Magic carpet • Magic doodad • Magic flute • Magic Growing Potion • Magic Shrink Potion • Magic Statue • Magical Potion • Mario's rocketship • Mushroom Starfighter • Passion Potion • Peapod • Plumb-Fu • Plumber's Log • Plumbinator • Pot of Gold Coins • Power block • Red-Hot Pepper Detector • Retro Router • Robot Monster Troopa • Robo-suit • Royal Plug • Sacred Sink of Cramalot • Shrinking Sukiyaki • Sinister Star • Space Raft • Spaghetti • Spymobile • Starman • Stereo Gun • Stormtroopa Starfighter • Super Sushi • Super Sushi Shrinker • Unzappable Hat • Vegetable|