Role in Hercules
In the Hercules film, the Cetus is one of the many giant monsters that appears during the song Zero to Hero. He appears while Hercules and Philoctetes were rowing a boat through a body of water. While Philoctetes coward in fear, Hercules grabbed the serpent by the throat and threw him around like a wet towel. The scene then changed to a vase depicting Hercules holding the skeleton of the beast.
In another scene, Hades was seen melting a small pawn piece of the creature in his hand out of anger.
- The Cetus is one of the few characters to not have been brought back in any of the Hercules media that followed the film. This includes TV shows and video games.