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Pegasus is a supporting character in Disney's 1997 animated feature film, Hercules. Pegasus acts as Hercules' personal steed.

Background

Personality

Described by Zeus himself as "a magnificent horse with the brain of a bird", Pegasus' behavior mixes elements of both a noble steed and a bird. Quirky behaviors of his include clicking his tongue, whistling, and at times, perching on one of Hercules' shoulders. Pegasus also seems to possess very high revel of power to be able to free himself from chaining by gods, stamina, speed, insight, and responses keen enough to avoid sudden attacks or stray shots by gods or monsters.

As Hercules's best friend, Pegasus is extremely protective and no-nonsense. He doesn't hesitant to fearlessly jump into battle when Hercules needs assistance, and will quickly become spiteful towards those who bare ill will towards the demigod—even close friends (evident by his threatening glare towards Phil when he initially refused to help Hercules during the climax). He can also be petty and envious when someone derails Hercules' attention; upon meeting Megara, he was immediately against her solely due to Hercules' fascination with her, going as far as to take advantage of her fear of heights by flying at a purposely high speed during her first flight upon him in Thebes. Even so, Pegasus is capable of garnering a change of heart. Those who treat Hercules well (such as Megara during the climax) gain his trust and affection.

Along with his suspicion towards people that try and be close to Hercules, Pegasus is also extremely close to his friend, acting almost dog-like as he licks Hercules's face on multiple occasions throughout the film, and does the same to Phil on some occasions.

Physical Appearance

Pegasus is a white horse with large wings and a blue crest.

Appearances

Hercules

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A newborn Pegasus meeting an infant Hercules.

Pegasus was created by Zeus using clouds as a gift for his newborn son, Hercules. That night, however, Hercules was kidnapped by Pain and Panic. Pegasus did not reunite with Hercules until the teenage boy's trip to the Temple of Zeus. Zeus summons a fully-grown Pegasus while telling Hercules of their history. Pegasus remains alongside Hercules throughout his adventures, meeting Philoctetes and residing on his island to train Hercules in becoming a true hero. Years later, they travel to Thebes to test Hercules' worth, but meet a mysterious damsel named Megara along the way. He is not very fond of Megara due to his jealousy for Hercules' admiration of her, and is openly hostile towards her at times, particularly during flight.

When Hades plots against Hercules, Pegasus is lured and captured by Pain and Panic, who have assumed the form of a female Pegasus. He is rescued by Meg, who convinces Pegasus to go find Phil. After this, Pegasus treats Meg in a more amiable manner as they work together to help Hercules defeat Hades and the Titans. In the end, Hercules regains his godhood but decides to remain on earth to pursue a life with Meg. Zeus and Hera grant this wish, and Pegasus joins the couple as they return to Thebes. Presumably, Pegasus remained alongside Hercules afterward.

Hercules: The Series

Pegasus tags along many of Hercules' adventures and acts as a mode of transportation. One episode, "Hercules and the Pegasus Incident", also adapts the mythological origin of Pegasus and Bellerophon, where Pegasus decides to help the Lycian king Bellerophon fend off an attack from the Chimera. However, when it turns out Bellerophon was only using Pegasus as a means to glory, Pegasus leaves him and returns to Hercules.

In "Hercules and the Arabian Night", Pegasus challenges Aladdin's Magic Carpet when Hercules and Aladdin battle. After the boys learn they are merely a part of a plot from both of their enemies, they form an alliance while Pegasus and Carpet befriend each other.

Cameos

Pegasus makes minor cameos in House of Mouse, often seen in crowd shots. His most notable appearance is in the episode "The Stolen Cartoons", where Pegasus blows out Hades' hair in response to Mickey's "No Smoking" policy.

Video games

Kingdom Hearts series

Pegasus does not appear in the first game of the series, though he does have a cup named for him.

In Kingdom Hearts II however, Pegasus plays a part in the story, helping Meg escape the Underworld and assisting Sora in fighting the Hydra.

He is set to return in the upcoming game, Kingdom Hearts III.

Disney Parks

Disneyland Resort

Pegasus appeared in the Hercules-themed parade, Hercules Victory Parade, around the time the film first came out. There was also a deleted "Go the Distance" sequence for World of Color that would have featured Pegasus and Hercules, but the sequence was removed for an extended Aladdin sequence rather than splitting the sequence between the two films.

Walt Disney World

Pegasus appears in the bubble montage of the Florida version of Fantasmic!

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Pegasus.

Trivia

  • In the original mythology, Pegasus is born after Perseus cut off Medusa's head and was the child of Medusa and Poseidon. In the Disney version, Pegasus is created by Zeus.
  • According to Zeus, Pegasus was made from three different types of clouds: Cirrus, Nimbostratus, and Cumulus.
  • Due to his birth from various types of clouds being combined together, it is unknown whether there are any other members of his race besides him (other than Hades' winged creature pulling his cart) in existence. Additionally, it is also unknown whether it was Pegasus' first time to see a female winged horse when Pain and Panic disguised as it to trap him and why he was attracted (this could possibly mean that there are other winged horses in the universe).
  • The shooting star Hercules sees during "Go the Distance" is actually Pegasus watching over him.[1]
  • In Once Upon a Time, Pegasus is mentioned on the show by Captain Liam, Killian Jones' brother, like a legendary horse whose feathers were used to create a magic veil, allowing their ship to fly in the sky.

References


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Films: HerculesHercules: Zero to HeroVideo

Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) • House of Mouse
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment: The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesHercules: The Muse-icalVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeHercules Victory ParadeThe Hercules Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Happily Ever AfterWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains’ Cavalcade

Characters
Original: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicFatesMusesZeusHeraHermesHestiaHephaestusAthenaAresPoseidonAphroditeOlympian GodsArtemisApolloThebansDionysusTitansCerberusHydraMinotaurSthenoGriffinNemean LionNessusFuriesNymphsAmphitryon and Alcmene

TV Series: IcarusCassandraAdonisHelen of TroyTempestCirceTritonGalateaPandoraMedusaEchidnaTyphonEchidna's ChildrenHecateNemesisMr. ParenthesesHomerFear and TerrorIbidAntaeusPrometheusDaedelusMorpheusKronosGaiaAmphitriteAchillesTheseusOrionNestor & MeleagerMelampusLavinaAjaxAndromedaSyrinxElectraMr. GriffKing MinosTiviusOrthosQueen Hippolyte

Songs
Original: The Gospel TruthGo the DistanceOne Last HopeZero to HeroI Won't Say (I'm in Love)A Star is BornShooting Star

TV series songs: Send My Boy to SchoolMy TownPromethean DittyThe AgoraThe BacchanalThe Man That I LovePucker Up or Let Him SnoozeThat's How the Story GoesAphrodesia DanceLove Is In The AirSince the Light Went AwayAin't Life a BeachCan-Do KingKronos StoneWhat's a Mother to Do?Sreamin' Grecian Teenage BluesLethe Water on the Brain!One Good ManYou're My Hero

Locations
Ancient GreeceMount OlympusUnderworldPhil's IslandThebesPrometheus AcademyAtlantis City
Objects
Skull PacifierArmageddon BowLightning BoltsMortal PotionTrident
Miscellaneous
Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules


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Games
Main series: Kingdom HeartsChain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts II358/2 DaysBirth by SleepcodedDream Drop Distanceχ [chi]Kingdom Hearts III
Remakes and others: Final MixRe:Chain of MemoriesII: Final MixBbS: Final MixRe:codedHD I.5 ReMIXHD II.5 ReMIXHD II.8 Final Chapter PrologueHD I.5+II.5 ReMIXUnchained χ/Union χ [cross]
Disney Parks
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Incorporated Films and Shorts
Aladdin/The Return of JafarAlice in WonderlandBeauty and the BeastBig Hero 6CinderellaFantasiaFrozenHerculesThe Hunchback of Notre DameLilo & StitchThe Lion KingThe Little MermaidMickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three MusketeersMonsters, Inc.MulanThe Nightmare Before ChristmasPeter PanPinocchioPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl/Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndSleeping BeautySnow White and the Seven DwarfsSteamboat WillieTangledTarzanToy StoryTron/Tron: LegacyThe Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Characters
Main Characters: SoraRikuKairiKing MickeyDonald DuckGoofyRoxasAquaTerraVentus

Villains: XehanortAnsemXemnasMaleficentPeteVanitasXigbar/BraigXaldinVexenLexaeusZexionSaïx/IsaDemyxLuxordMarluxiaLarxeneTerra-XehanortYoung XehanortXehanort's Guardian
Other Characters: Jiminy CricketNaminéAnsem the Wise/DiZYen SidXionAxel/LeaMaster EraqusDilanEvenAeleusIenzoLingering WillHaynerPenceOletteKairi's GrandmaRiku ReplicaJiminy's JournalForetellersMaster of MastersLuxuEphemerSkuldChirithy
Original Monsters: HeartlessNobodiesUnversedDream Eater
Disney Characters and Villains: Queen MinnieDaisy DuckPlutoChip and DaleScrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieHorace HorsecollarMerlinFlora, Fauna, and MerryweatherAuroraPrince PhillipMaleficent's RavenMaleficent's GoonsSamsonSnow WhiteDocGrumpyHappySleepyBashfulSneezyDopeyThe PrinceEvil QueenMagic MirrorCinderellaPrince CharmingFairy GodmotherJaqGrand DukeLady TremaineAnastasiaDrizellaLuciferAliceWhite RabbitDoorknobCheshire CatQueen of HeartsCard SoldiersMad HatterMarch HareTarzanJane PorterTerkKerchakKalaSaborClaytonHerculesPhiloctetesPegasusMegaraHadesPain and PanicCerberusTitansHydraAladdinAbuGenieCarpetJasmineJafarIagoPeddlerSultanRazoulRoyal GuardsArielFlounderSebastianKing TritonPrince EricFlotsam and JetsamUrsulaPinocchioGeppettoBlue FairyMonstroJack SkellingtonZeroSallyDr. FinkelsteinOogie BoogieLock, Shock, and BarrelMayorSanta ClausPeter PanTinker BellWendyLost BoysCrocodileCaptain HookMr. SmeeChernabogMagic BroomsWinnie the PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbitOwlKangaRooGopherPongoPerditaDalmatian PuppiesDumboBambiMulanMushuLi ShangYao, Ling, and Chien PoThe EmperorShan YuBelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs PottsChipWardrobeMauriceGastonJack SparrowElizabeth SwannWill TurnerCaptain BarbossaGibbsTia DalmaDavy JonesSimbaTimonPumbaaNalaRafikiScarShenzi, Banzai, and EdMufasaKiaraTronMaster Control ProgramCommander SarkChicken LittleStitchGrand CouncilwomanCaptain GantuJumbaExperiment 221QuasimodoEsmeraldaPhoebusJudge Claude FrolloVictor, Hugo, and LaverneKevin FlynnSam FlynnQuorraCLURinzlerBlack GuardsBeagle BoysRapunzelFlynn RiderPascalMaximusHiro HamadaBaymaxGo Go TomagoHoney LemonWasabiFredWoodyBuzz LightyearRexHammSargeGreen Army MenLittle Green MenSulleyMike WazowskiBooRandall BoggsWreck-It RalphAnnaElsaKristoffOlafSvenMarshmallowRemy
Square Enix Characters: LeonCloudMoogleOthers

Elements
Plot Elements: Kingdom HeartsHeartKeyblade WarDark Seeker SagaMore

Game Elements: Gameplay in Kingdom HeartsMagic

Objects
Sea-salt ice creamWayfinderDoor to DarknessKeybladeX-bladeMore
Locations
Land of DepartureDisney Castle/Disney Town/Timeless RiverRadiant Garden/Hollow BastionKeyblade GraveyardDestiny IslandsTraverse TownDive to the HeartEnd of the WorldRealm of DarknessCastle OblivionTwilight TownThe World That Never WasCastle That Never Was • Deep Jungle • AgrabahOlympus Coliseum/UnderworldHalloween TownNeverlandWonderlandAtlanticaHundred Acre WoodBeast's CastlePort RoyalPride LandsThe GridKingdom of CoronaSan FransokyoMonsters, Inc.Arendelle
Organizations/Groups
Organization XIIIPrincesses of HeartDisney Villains Council
Songs
Dearly BelovedSimple and CleanSanctuaryDon't Think TwiceMickey Mouse Club MarchSwim This WayPart of Your WorldUnder the SeaUrsula's RevengeA New Day is DawningDestatiBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooHe's a PirateBeauty and the BeastThis is HalloweenIt's a Small WorldNight on Bald MountainWinnie the PoohThe Sorcerer's ApprenticeThe Pastoral SymphonyNutcracker SuiteYou've Got a Friend in Me
Soundtracks
Kingdom Hearts Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts II Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack CompleteKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original SoundtrackKingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack


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Media
Disney Emoji Blitz
Disney feature films
Mickey Mouse & Friends: MickeyMinnieDonald DuckDaisyPlutoGoofySteamboat Willie MickeyRetro MinnieOswald the Lucky RabbitHoliday Mickey8-Bit MickeyHoliday MinnieRose Gold Minnie

The Lion King: SimbaTimonPumbaaRafikiScarSpirit Mufasa
The Little Mermaid: ArielFlounderSebastianUrsulaKing Triton
Bambi: Bambi
The Aristocats: Marie
Hundred Acre Wood: Winnie the PoohTiggerPigletEeyoreRabbit
Pinocchio: Jiminy Cricket
Dumbo: Dumbo
Peter Pan: Tinker BellPeter PanCaptain Hook
Aladdin: The GenieAladdinJasmineJafarAbuRajah
Alice in Wonderland: AliceWhite RabbitCheshire CatMad HatterCaterpillarThe Queen of Hearts
Cinderella: CinderellaFairy Godmother
Frozen: ElsaAnnaOlafSvenKristoffMarshmallow
Lilo & Stitch: StitchLilo
Zootopia: Judy HoppsNick Wilde
Beauty and the Beast: BelleThe BeastLumièreCogsworthMrs. PottsChip Potts
Moana: MoanaMauiPua
Mulan: MulanMushu
Tangled: RapunzelPascalFlynn RiderMaximus
Sleeping Beauty: AuroraPrince PhillipMaleficent
The Jungle Book: BalooKaaKing Louie
Fantasia: Sorcerer's Apprentice MickeyYen Sid
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De VilPerdita
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack SkellingtonSally
Pocahontas: Pocahontas
Big Hero 6: Hiro HamadaBaymax
Wreck-It Ralph: Vanellope
The Princess and the Frog: Tiana
Lady and the Tramp: LadyTramp
Hercules: HerculesMegPegasusHades
The Emperor's New Groove: KuzcoKronk
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow WhiteDopeyMagic MirrorThe Evil Queen
The Rescuers: BernardBianca
Robin Hood: Robin Hood
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad

Disney animated shows
DuckTales: Scrooge McDuckLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackGizmoduckMagica De Spell

Darkwing Duck: Darkwing Duck
Rescue Rangers: ChipDale

Pixar
Monsters, Inc.: MikeSulleyRandall

Toy Story: WoodyBuzz LightyearAlienJessieBullseye
WALL-E: WALL-EEVE
Finding Nemo: NemoDoryCrushBruceBaby DoryHank (Finding Dory)
Cars: Lightning McQueenCruz RamirezJackson Storm
Inside Out: JoySadnessAngerDisgustFearBing Bong
Coco: Miguel RiveraHéctorDante
Ratatouille: Remy
The Incredibles: Mr. IncredibleElastigirlJack-JackVioletDash
A Bug's Life: FlikPrincess AttaHeimlich
Brave: Merida
Up: Dug

The Muppets
The Muppets: Kermit the FrogFozzie BearSwedish Chef
Disney live-action films
Pirates of the Caribbean: Captain Jack SparrowBarbossaDavy Jones

Descendants: Mal

Disney Parks
The Haunted Mansion: Hatbox GhostMadame LeotaThe Bride

Matterhorn Bobsleds: Abominable Snowman

Lucasfilm
Star Wars: ReyFinnBB-8Kylo Ren