- “It's rematch time, brother. The dread Orthos versus the dead Hercules."
"Alright! Whoo-hoo! Hercules! Uh, who's Hercules?"
"Hercules--the kid who broke up our aristocrat buffet. Hercules--the cur who cleaned our clock! Hercules--the mutt who made us the laughingstock of the entire monster community!”
- ―The left and right heads of Orthos[src]
Orthos is a minor character in the Disney animated series, Hercules. He is a two-headed cyclops and the laziest of Echidna's children. Unlike his siblings who went off into the world to become feared legends and guardians who only ate the most richest and noblest humans, Orthos chose to stay in his mother's forest eating delivery boys.
Role in the series
In "Hercules and the First Day of School", Orthos first appears when he is visited by his mother Echidna, who puts them on a strict hero diet as opposed to their days of eating delivery boys. When Hercules arrives on the scene to fight Orthos, they have an easy time defeating him and see him as a nobody. But when discovering Hercules' Student ID and that Prometheus Academy has a lot of choice meals, they target the school. Hercules manages to defeat Orthos, though Adonis and his soldiers end up taking the credit.
In "Hercules and the Epic Adventure", frustrated with the humiliation they received after being defeated by Hercules from the monster community, Orthos plans a revenge scheme and figures he can track Hercules down to the Pita Pit.
- In the original Greek myth, Orthos was a two-headed dog rather than a two-headed cyclops.
- As an infant, Orthos had an apparently rough relationship with his brother the Minotaur after the latter threw a block at his eye.