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Nessus

Step aside, two legs.
~ Nessus

Nessus is a minor antagonist from Disney's 1997 animated film, Hercules.

He was voiced by the legendary voice actor, Jim Cummings.

Role

He was a fierce, violent, powerful, dangerous, aggressive, bloodthirsty, competitive, ruthless, yet fairly dimwitted centaur, known as the River Guardian. Megara tries to get him to join Hades' army, but Nessus thinks Meg is very beautiful and tries to kidnap her. Hercules arrives and sees Nessus attacking Meg and beats him up, making Hades see that he is useless to his army. Nessus is not seen again for the remainder of the film.

Nessus is head-butted into a waterfall, rode like a horse, slammed into a tree and finally super-punched into the air only to be comically knocked unconscious by his own horse shoes. His tough guy persona being shattered added to the comical response of the audience, offering a hilarious moment in which Nessus's last horse shoe creates a "ringer" around the lump on his head. Pegasus adds to the comical affair by adding a last puff of air that topples over Nessus, then performing a jig on him as he floats atop the water.

Appearance in Disney's Hercules The Video Game

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In the popular Disney game released after the film, Nessus has his own level called "The Centaur's Forest". After advancing through the stage, Hercules come once again face to face with the dimwitted Nessus. The game follows a similar series of events taken from the film. The player must jump onto Nessus's back riding him to do damage. After a series of these Nessus will remain dizzy. A super punch can be given to the big guy sending him flying into the air followed by his shoes. The player then is treated to the same sequence as in the movie with Nessus's shoes knocking him out in front of Meg.

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Trivia

  • He was voiced by the famous voice actor, Jim Cummings, who also voiced Razoul in Disney's Aladdin.
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