Hercules Invented The Ancient Equivalent Of MMA (Creating Our Own Mythical Beast) 

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According to myth, not only did Hercules complete his twelve labours but he also invented MMA in the process.
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Hiddensquid1 پیش روز
He forgot to mention the creature from God of war that has a lion and a goats head with the snakes head and body as the tail.
liquid klone
liquid klone پیش 3 روز
I think the Sphinx is criminally underrated.
GuavaEnthusiast پیش 3 روز
that photoshop at the end was hilarious! I was just thinking a t-rex head would've been great lol
Mr.SandMan پیش 5 روز
The one tearing the Lions mouth open is Samson, not Hercules. But otherwise very similar stories.
Anthony پیش 8 روز
If anyone's interested, there used to be a fighting organization in Japan called Pancreas. Was composed of alot of Japanese shoot wrestlers and kickboxers. You could only open palm strike, kick, and only grapple on the ground. Could be named after it?
Jay Philipps
Jay Philipps پیش 8 روز
How the beat the fact fiend monstrosity. Tear it's wings to shreds, run underneath it Get behind it's stinger, jump on it, break it off, use it to impale the dog heads from above and then break each neck. The legs will still be moving so just get the fuck out of there and wait. Once it's stopped moving tear into it's flesh and eat it's hart, use the dragon skin for armor and the dogs teeth for arrows. Rip the legs off and replace your legs with spider legs. You are now the most unholy beast to walk the earth
LunaLycanroc پیش 9 روز
Best part about this channel is the maverlous photoshop pictures, great job as always!
Nick Fontana
Nick Fontana پیش 11 روز
they on the spot made the coolest mythical beast to exist
Frankenduck پیش 13 روز
Dude, that meme is of Samson, I'm pretty sure
AmigoRoberto پیش 17 روز
I run dnd games, and one session I had a sea hydra appear. I ran the hydra with "Disney rules" for its head replication. By the end if combat the hydra had 17 heads. It was bonkers
francisco safar
francisco safar پیش 17 روز
The Ninth Geloía Magical beast, monstruous aberration CR 24 AC 22 Speed 40ft (120ft Fly) Multiattack: 9 bites, 1 sting (Poison CON damage) Fire Breath (Recharge 5-6) 3 Legendary actions: Fire bombardment (Cost 3) Wing attack (Cost 2) Sting attack (Cost 1) Web shot (Cost 1)
Anthony Adams
Anthony Adams پیش 18 روز
I like the Hecatoncheires from Greek myth
Duncan Phillips
Duncan Phillips پیش 20 روز
I think you just gave Kratos nightmares
Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon پیش 20 روز
Pankration is still very much alive. In fact Ken shamrock rose to fame by winning so many pankration tournaments. They don't punch with an open first, but otherwise the rules are very similar to modern mma. Still. I love all your videos. Very funny crew
Tim Dixon
Tim Dixon پیش 20 روز
Also bas rutten
Jamie mac7
Jamie mac7 پیش 20 روز
Mythological creature has to be ManBearPig Half man, half Bear and half Pig
Sir Anonymous
Sir Anonymous پیش 20 روز
I've never heard Minotaur pronounced like that before.. just about no one is saying a thing about it though so have I been saying it wrong all this time?
thehappysad پیش 21 روز
Can someone make that a mod for skyrim????
Michael Marsden
Michael Marsden پیش 21 روز
Half man half bear half pig. I call him manbearpig and I'm super cereal
its dave from marketing
its dave from marketing پیش 21 روز
I think the words there looking for is bar brawl
Ashley Ford
Ashley Ford پیش 21 روز
I now have a new BBEG for my next campaign.........now it just needs a name...hmmmm >DM gears powering up
Aadil Shah
Aadil Shah پیش 21 روز
I thought that image was Samson killing a liom by ripping it's kaw open.
Ben Bashore
Ben Bashore پیش 21 روز
Feel like I need to share the creature my friends and I created for D&D a while back. The Pronce is 1/3 lion, 1/3 eagle, 1/3 sea cucumber (the sea cucumber is the head). You're all welcome for introducing you to this majestic creature.
Beatypatrockks پیش 21 روز
in pangration the t is pronounced as ,well, a t. not an -ss-. I live in an area of athens with that name.
darthruneis پیش 22 روز
You forgot to name your beast!
domo mitsune
domo mitsune پیش 22 روز
I can't stop staring at the fact fiend t-shirt. It looks awesome. This is why they need to bring back the old Olympic Games from the origin time. I believe all contestants should have to be naked. it would prove that they aren't using some external advantage , and would greatly increase the viewership of the Olympics for sure. Who wouldn't tune in to watch naked athletes compete on live television, without any form of censorship. I would love to see two athletes beat the living shit out of each other to prove their dominance, to prove who is the best. I hate the no full contact, only based on points system. let two athletes go at it, until 1 either submit or gets knocked out. It would be better than watching MMA itself. I pay for Olympic tickets and a plane ticket to see that in person!
the Dominican godfather anims
A dragon...show a wyvern 🙃
Ishaaq Martin
Ishaaq Martin پیش 22 روز
That picture isn't of Heracles. It's Samson ripping a lion in two by the mouth.
Bossaru9000 پیش 22 روز
I really want to make that monster in dnd for my players, just to see them take it on.
pipsqueek89 پیش 22 روز
i went to a museum with exhibits from pompeii and herculaneum, my favourite was a statue of hercules drunk out of his mind, a club in one hand, and jerking off with the other - a god i can look up to
John Law
John Law پیش 22 روز
Best Greek mythos creature is the simp crab that pinched the ankle of Hercules while Hercules was fighting the hydra just to make Hera proud of him.
Thaddeus Bell
Thaddeus Bell پیش 22 روز
kratos= power is all I gathered from this.
Amenon1994 پیش 22 روز
Also Cerberus is basically Greek for spot
Amenon1994 پیش 22 روز
In DMC the bosses mention having siblings.
Combatdude47 پیش 22 روز
i'll admit i'm sad that you didn't give your creation multiple scorpion tails
XFactor 759
XFactor 759 پیش 22 روز
I thought the image of the guy with a lion was Samson when he grabbed by the mouth then ripped it in half
Ardeth Sorrel
Ardeth Sorrel پیش 22 روز
Christianity is fan fiction.
fred smith- king of the lunatics
Mix three animals together you say?….... May Australia present the platypus. Even has venomous claws👍🇦🇺
Carmah Tregenza
Carmah Tregenza پیش 22 روز
Heracles (Herakles) is his Greek name, the Romans called his Hercules. -Greek Mythology nerd
mike bar
mike bar پیش 23 روز
I wanna see bobsled archery next Mr. Fingers demands it 🤟 shocker
Nonsense پیش 23 روز
Dragon head, gorilla torso/arms, snake bottom/tail and hawk wings.
DozenMarks پیش 23 روز
"Try to fight that bastard." I do have a D&D game coming up that I'm GM'ing...
oatesi پیش 23 روز
Could you imagine if te myth of Hercules was just kfabe(his wresting story)
Absolute Spoon
Absolute Spoon پیش 23 روز
The ultimate greek mknster is just a hippo
YungSylq Clark
YungSylq Clark پیش 23 روز
I swear katl if i see that in monster in any media im blaming you and im seeking emotional damages!
David Beddard
David Beddard پیش 23 روز
I thought Ariadne suggested to Theseus that he use thread to find his way back out of the labyrinth. Best not erase the contribution of female characters in these ancient stories.
Grey Johnson
Grey Johnson پیش 23 روز
Well deserved raise for Big Wangers editors, photoshop runs are the best!
toast پیش 23 روز
That monster at the end is going in my next d&d campaign.
NullLex00 پیش 23 روز
Hey, to give some credit, Hercules only really got through the fight thanks to Iolaus, his nephew. He's the one that figured out he could stop the hydra regenerating if he cauterised each stump as Hercules chopped them off. It's this exact reason why his second labour was considered null, and had to complete an additional one. This would happen again with his fifth, having him complete two more tasks instead of the original 10. Also, they were fucking each other. Their fucking was so legendary, a temple made for gay men to ask for blessing was fashioned after them, with Iolaus in the left, Hercules on the right, and Eros, the god of sexual love, right in the middle.
3ft Ninja
3ft Ninja پیش 23 روز
Fun fact: Heracles is the OG Greek way of pronouncing and spelling it. Hercules is Roman.
Rebecca Getty
Rebecca Getty پیش 23 روز
I love these videos and I know these are probably prerecorded but I would love something for black history month
Corey Bain
Corey Bain پیش 23 روز
this video just gave me a new way to terrify my DnD group
Christian Tucker
Christian Tucker پیش 23 روز
I don't know about you, but my favorite monster is Typhon. That thing would make anyone shit their pants at the mere sight of it.
Kay9_Perfection پیش 23 روز
It just needs a name: Nishwood. The big wanger Nishwood
Gabe Glenn
Gabe Glenn پیش 24 روز
Hey guys how you doin?
vasilis theocharis
vasilis theocharis پیش 24 روز
Pankratio was probably better is many ways than MMA as the lack of rules allowed for a more survivalist way of fighting meaning that people were more familiar with savaging the enemy. Modern MMA has of course the advantage of absorbing ideas from the whole world but the cap of MMA is smaller because there are more rules.
Cody Williamson
Cody Williamson پیش 24 روز
Dunno if anyone mentioned it but Heracles wasn't the one who figured out the bit with the fire and the hydra. While it's sometimes attributed to him it was actually his nephew/lover (you read that right) who came up with the idea. It's also the reason why his original 10 trials was turned into 12, because the king who sent him on the task was butt hurt cause he got help and so said that it wasn't going to count as one of them.
marty mcnasty
marty mcnasty پیش 24 روز
Dicks out for Harambe
Octavia پیش 24 روز
Hercules is basically Greek goku. A genius in battle but a complete moron any other time. Like the time he yelled at the sun because it was to hit out. Juxtaposed this against him outsmarting atlas out killing the hydra
relik0fages پیش 24 روز
Hercules is Roman, Heracles is the Greek version.
Wickedstorm gaming
Wickedstorm gaming پیش 24 روز
So how long until someone makes a D&D homebrew of the custom mythical beast at the end?
Timothy King
Timothy King پیش 24 روز
Is there a link between Hercules and Sampson?? The story of the lion killing seems suspiciously similar..
Abdul Sadiq
Abdul Sadiq پیش 24 روز
Thanks for the nightmare fuel
Anonymous پیش 24 روز
How much do I have to pay you to make a video of just something you love, but not based in facts on a channel called "FACT fiend"? Because I love hearing you go on about things you love.
Eamon Strong
Eamon Strong پیش 24 روز
Love how Kratos is both a demi god and his name means “power” Enemy: who are you Kratos: power Enemy: haha, I’m in danger
Johannes Stephanus Roos
Johannes Stephanus Roos پیش 23 روز
It's more accurately translated as Strength, though in Greek or Roman the words are highly related (hence Kratos being ridiculously strong, but not a spellcasting type of guy)
Juan Pablo Munoz
Juan Pablo Munoz پیش 24 روز
I’m going to have to consult my metatron to fact check this fact video
HellstreamGames پیش 24 روز
The monster you created... if that showed up, there would me mass suicides, theres no going back from seeing that xd
HellstreamGames پیش 24 روز
I was really happy when you said dragon, and the picture is actually of a dragon. Instead of wyverns that every movie and series call dragon.
Admiral Percy
Admiral Percy پیش 24 روز
Pankration meaning "all the powers" I think referred to the fact that all fighting forms were allowed, not that you needed to use all your strength.
lucas cline
lucas cline پیش 24 روز
Defunct? Japan begs to differ...
Irish DC 95
Irish DC 95 پیش 24 روز
Heracles. Hercules is the Roman counterpart
Tie fighter
Tie fighter پیش 24 روز
I think it's quite funny that there are two cities called Thebe, one in Greece and one in Egypt. According to myth the egyptian one was owned by a cult that sacrificed anyone passing thru. So when Heracles arrived he let himself be shecled to the altar. Just when the secrificial knife was lowered he broke the chains, grabed the knife out of his hand and jammed it in his face. Making everyone around shit their pants before he killed them all. After al of the cult had died Heracles proceded to take over the city and renamed it after his city of birth, Thebe.
Tie fighter
Tie fighter پیش 24 روز
According to the Athenians the hero Theseus invented pankration on his trip from around Delphi to Athins to see his father the king for the first time. on his way he faced a giant who chalanged everyone he met. Against all odds Theseus won the fight by his first ever use of pankration. Heracles would later copy this of him, since the two knew eachother being nephews and quite good friends later on.
Maru Shinu Nakamura
Maru Shinu Nakamura پیش 24 روز
Just add some snakes to the dogs head and make it a Medusa type monster for extra points!
firewolfgames پیش 24 روز
ancient greek dragons didnt have wings
firewolfgames پیش 24 روز
herecles was greek hercules was roman
Fragkoyiannis Savvas
Fragkoyiannis Savvas پیش 24 روز
About the second labour of Heracles, I'm pretty sure that according to myth it was his boyfriend's idea to use fire and this is why he was disqualified from completing the task.
Torys Account
Torys Account پیش 24 روز
“So who am I fighting today, is it John the Ball Kicker?“ “No, it's Mr Fingers.“ “Oh, no.“ I love this conversation.
Curtis Wesley
Curtis Wesley پیش 24 روز
Pankration, literally means All Might.🤣 Totally adds up.
rwby_fan_number_183 پیش 24 روز
Mythical creature: Body of a beaver, face of a duck, with a scorpion stinger on the hind legs. AKA: The Platypus.
Plus Ultra
Plus Ultra پیش 21 روز
he's a semi aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action-
ScotiWasabi پیش 24 روز
This dog headed draconian nightmare of a beast guards a library that has only fact fiend videos. Past present and those yet to be released. Speaking of which Carl whens the last time you have done a drinking video? Kind of miss those.
ScotiWasabi پیش 24 روز
I Dub thee "Tsukmodrachne" aka "stinging spider dragon".
Jonathan Ukridge
Jonathan Ukridge پیش 24 روز
A man won a bout of Pankration despite having died during the match because he broke his opponent's ankle while stuck in a chokehold, the other guy submitted not realising he'd already suffocated him.
Pat Fete Podcast
Pat Fete Podcast پیش 24 روز
hercules is the roman version
Nathan Catley
Nathan Catley پیش 24 روز
Was going be THAT guy that said Hercules is actually the roman name for the hero. As you mentioned, Heracles is his Greek name. So named in an attempt to appease Hera, Zeus' godly wife, who hated all of his mortal children apart from Jason for some reason...
Thomogon پیش 24 روز
Imagine being Achilles and you get tasked to kill and collect the head of the one and only giant heel nibbling anteater!
Alice پیش 24 روز
Why am I now tempted to make a Heracles fan fic where he fights your monster
talchemy پیش 24 روز
They need to bring Pankration back, MMA in the Olympics
Shin M.
Shin M. پیش 24 روز
You should watch It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I think you would enjoy it and you could probably make popular content out of it.
nanite1723 پیش 24 روز
I'm creating that monstrosity, and throwing it at my D&D party. Thanks guys!
Miguel Lopez Garcia
Miguel Lopez Garcia پیش 24 روز
Speaking of dragons, most thunder gods have beef with dragons
RobGcraft پیش 24 روز
Plz use your northern accent you southeast London-accent having ass
Bill Willis
Bill Willis پیش 24 روز
Who heard mr fingers and that that guy poke ppl in the butthole😆😆
Henrique de la Rosa
Henrique de la Rosa پیش 24 روز
I'm definitely using this monster on my next D&D session 🤣
J'acob Albers
J'acob Albers پیش 24 روز
Don't be giving Thesis any credit for the thread idea, that was all Ariadne's plan.
David F. Brownell
David F. Brownell پیش 25 روز
and I'd call that beast... THE FACT FIEND!!!
Chris Skeeters
Chris Skeeters پیش 25 روز
I’m not sure if it’s true, but I heard that Cerberus basically means spot or spotted one.
B پیش 25 روز
Herkacles grandson of Andromeda(who is from aethiopia) fun fact
boscorner پیش 25 روز
Gonna be honest I though Mr. Fingers technique was gonna be a little different
SuedeNWings پیش 25 روز
the mythical creature had already been invented. the TURBO GORILLA
AFatPossum 25
AFatPossum 25 پیش 25 روز
Someone needs to draw that thing they made, crazy ass creature got potential
cjsher90 پیش 25 روز
You pretty much made a Chimera