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Guardian of Hades

Cerberus was used by Hades, God of the Underworld, to maintain order in his kingdom and later occupied its place at the doors of Hades, taking on his mission: to prevent those who entered from leaving, and send the living back to the world above.

Twelve Labors of Hercules

As part of his Twelve Labors Hercules was sent to capture and bring back Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of the underworld, without using weapons. Hercules wrestled down the dog's wild heads, and after his trial was done, Cerberus was soon returned unharmed to the underworld.

Modern Era

Cerberus assisted Hades in keeping the Hulk and Hercules away when Hades stole the Shield of Minerva in planning to turn all within the surface to stone. Hades rode on Cerberus to Olympus to do just that, that is until his plans were foiled by Hulk and Hercules upon destroying the shield, Cerberus fought against the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. until it retreated by into the Underworld.[1]

Cerberus was led by Ares to attack New York when Hercules had stolen his Mace of War, the New Avengers fought against the three headed dog with difficulty until Hercules himself arrived and able to send the creature away with the aforementioned Mace. Cerberus later reappeared with Ares to assist in taking his brother and the Mace back from him.[2]

Powers and Abilities


Seemingly those of Cerberus of Earth-616.

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