Hercules; Amadeus Cho; Chaos King [Amatsu-Mikaboshi]; Nightmare (death); Doctor Voodoo; X-Men [Emma Frost; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Colossus; Storm]; Atlas [Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Gorilla Man [Ken Hale]; Venus; Namora]; Spider-Man; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch; Invisible Woman]; Avengers [Iron Man; Wolverine; Luke Cage; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Captain America [James Buchanan Barnes]; Hawkeye; Thor; Spider-Woman; Wasp [Henry Pym]; Tigra; Justice]; Stature; Speed; Delphyne Gorgon; Council of Godheads [Osiris; Inti; Buddha; Altjira; Anu; Atar; Balder]; Black Panther [Shuri]; Secret Avengers [Valkyrie; Super-Soldier [Steve Rogers]; Moon Knight; Beast; Black Widow]; Zeus (cameo flashback)
After Nightmare learns that Hercules has been resurrected, he is murdered by the Chaos King, which sets off a vibration throughout the Marvel Universe. When an enraged and empowered Hercules reappears, heroes gather to stop him but he is taken away by the Council of Godheads. Refusing to bow to their will, he returns to Earth and shares his newfound power with his friends so that they can confront the Chaos King in the coming battle.
Following his apparent death at the hands of Hera, Hercules finds himself alone on a duplicate Earth filled with monsters that the goddess created. He imagines that Amadeus Cho has come to help him but realizes that he must escape by himself.