Role in the film
The Thebans briefly appeared in the film complaining about how Thebes was in a downfall so fast. At first, they didn't think Hercules is really a hero, but when he defeated the Hydra and cut his head off, they cheered him on even when he kept saving them from other monstrosities sent by Hades to destroy him. Back when they thought Hercules was a nobody, a few Thebans like the burnt man briefly recalled Philoctetes as the "goat man" who trained Achilles and the tall Theban began mocking him about Achilles' heel up to the point where Phil loses his temper and starts attacking him. The heavyset woman then stated they needed a "professional hero" and "not an amateur." At the end of the movie, the tall Theban was the one to say: "That's Phil's Boy!" when watching Hercules' picture being hung in the stars by the gods as part of Phil's dream, which finally came true.