Hercules is a Marvel Comics character based on the character of Hercules from Greek mythology. The mythological Hercules had sexual relationships with both men and women, and in the comics Hercules was depicted in a relationship with Wolverine (James Howlett) in an alternate universe in X-Treme X-Men #10. It was also strongly hinted that Hercules and Northstar may have had a relationship in the main Marvel universe (616) in Fall of an Avenger #1 and writer Greg Pak later confirmed on Tumblr that "according to the story that Fred [Van Lente] and I wrote, Hercules slept with Northstar".
However, in July 2015 in response to a question about Hercules's sexuality in a series by Dan Abnett and Luke Ross, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso stated:
Hercules and James Howlett’s relationship in ‘X-Treme X-Men’ took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616 [the main Marvel Comics universe]. Same goes for Hercules here.
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