Rebel With a Cause
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Season 6
Antagonist Creon
In-Universe Date Year 4
Production # V1104
Filming Dates 2 July to 13 July 1999
Original Air-Date 11 October 1999
Written By Lisa Klink
Directed By Garth Maxwell
Episode Chronology
Order in Series 106 of 111
Order in Season 3 of 8
Order in Franchise 256 of 304
Previous Episode in Series "Love, Amazon Style"
Next Episode in Series "Darkness Visible"
Previous Episode in Franchise "Chakram"
Next Episode in Franchise "Succession"
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The revelations of his past have driven Oedipus to the brink of suicide. Hercules saves him, but finds he has also been overthrown as king of Thebes by Creon. The kingdom is on the verge of civil war and the key to peace is Oedipus' daughter, Antigone. With her being extremely reluctant to do so, Hercules must convince her to live and do what is right for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Creon has a deadly new weapon at his disposal.



Hercules was not happy to find that Creon had taken the throne of Thebes from Oedipus. But Hercules had his hands full with Oedipus' daughter, Princess Antigone -- a brash drunk. As Hercules tried to restore her confidence, Creon and his defense minister plotted to destroy them both. When Antigone was captured by Creon, Hercules raced through a minefield to save her from being executed. Assisted by a group of rebels, Hercules drove off Creon, who fled -- only to be blown up by his own bomb. Reunited with Oedipus, Antigone took her rightful position as Queen of Thebes


Creon's perm was not harmed during the production of this motion picture.

Background InformationEdit

  • Michael Hurst does not appear in this episode.
  • This episode is based primarily on Antigone, one of the so-called Theban Plays (the others being Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus), by Sophocles, which of course was based on pre-existing mythology. Antigone and Oedipus the King are regarded as some of the finest surviving Greek tragedies, and some of the greatest plays ever written.
  • In mythology, Oedipus and Antigone belonged to the first generation of Greek heroes, while Heracles belonged to the second and was born late in their lives.
  • This episode and "Full Circle", are the only episodes of Season Six to be based on Greek mythology.
  • The title is a reference to Rebel Without a Cause, a 1955 film about confused suburban, middle-class teenagers.

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