Hera, disguised as the mortal Augustine Jones, and Taylor Madison pay the Avengers a visit. Hera reveals her true self and attacks the Avengers. The Avengers fight valiantly, but they're out of their league. Zeus makes a dramatic entrance and ends the battle. Hera abandons her revenge plot. Zeus explains that Taylor Madison is simply a construct he used to draw Hera out. Taylor Madison, in a final embrace with Hercules, fades into nothingness. Hercules rages against his father and Zeus strips him of his immortality.