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Herculious Anchus (ヘラクリウス・アンカトゥス Herakuriusu Ankatusu?), also known as Herculious Anchortus, is the second boss of the Neo Arcadia Shrine (the first of the final stages) from Mega Man Zero. Herculious is a Reploid based on the hercules beetle, and is a member of Sage Harpuia's Rekku Army. Zero encounters Herculious at the end of the Neo Arcadia Shrine stage and again in the final stage. He uses electrical attacks and is vulnerable to ice attacks.
He also appears alongside his brother Kuwagust Anchus in the final stage of Mega Man Zero 2 in the second teleporter room, in the bottom left teleporter, and meets his end with him and his brother when Zero tricks them in colliding with each other, which results in fatal damage to both of them.
Nickname: Lightning Beetle (ライトニングビートル)
EX Skill: All Range Attack (オールレンジアタック): Herculious goes to the center of the screen, outstreches his arms, and shoots four bullets in Zero's direction. In Mega Man Zero 2, this is the only attack he uses other than his charge attacks, which he does alongside his brother.
- First boss: Asura Basura
- Sub-boss: Pantheon Ace
- Battle Tutle Bros.
- Crush Roller
- Gyro Cannon
- Ray Blade
- Herculious and Kuwagust have the same second name in Japan, but Herculious' name was originally translated as Anchortus in Mega Man Zero, while Kuwagust was translated as Anchus in Mega Man Zero 2. Both are named Anchus in Mega Man Zero Collection.
- While Herculious is named after the Hercules Beetle, design-wise, he appears more like a beetle from the Chalcosoma genus.
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