Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Season 1, Episode 5

Ares (13 Feb. 1995)

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Hercules and a female blacksmith, Atalanta, fight Ares, God of War, to prevent him from recruit an army among children and teenagers.

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Corinna Everson ...
Atalanta (as Cory Everson)
Marise Wipani ...
Janista
Peter Malloch ...
Callum Stembridge ...
Aurelius
Taungaroa Emile ...
Ximenos
Peter Muller ...
Fallen Soldier
Mark Newnham ...
Al Chalk ...
Voice of Ares (voice)
Kelson Henderson ...
Kid #1
Nick Clark ...
Kid #2
Rebecca Hobbs ...
Woman #1
Rebekah Mercer ...
Woman #2
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The dying warrior Gregor gets Hercules's promise to give his wife Janista and teenage son Titus in Fallia a jewel and sword, and tell Titus the art of war is not about killing but defending the innocent. When Titus and his young village friend Ximenos go stag-hunting, a Trojan war-veteran in Ares's service hands the kids heavy clubs to duel 'to the death'; in fact they run but Ximenos is recruited for the god's bloodthirsty troop after a ritual brand mark on the arm. Janista is embarrassed to receive the son of Zeus in her shambled home, but he even helps her fix the roof. The female blacksmith Atalanta 'beats' him at arm wrestling but while forging is magically branded by Ares and makes weapons for his bloodthirsty troop in a semi-conscious trance, then reports to Hercules there were mysterious killings in neighboring villages. Hercules finds Hera's nearest temple empty except for a war god-symbol. When Titus chickens out of joining, captain Aurelius invokes Ares, the hero's evil ... Written by KGF Vissers

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This is Ares' first appearance, and the only time he's not portrayed by Kevin Smith in either Hercules: The Legendary Journeys or in Xena: Warrior Princess. See more »

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