Pain & Panic (Hercules)
Ugh, and now IDF ate my writeup, so let’s try this again! It’s been a bit since I’ve seen Hercules, so this was a fairly easy cut to make for me. Besides, the other option was a cute baby turtle, so odds are I wasn’t going to choose that one! Visually, Pain is the red imp that is shorter and chubbier, and Panic is the bluish one that is taller and thinner. Anyways, Pain & Panic are seen in Hercules as sidekicks to the main villain, Hades. Like many of Disney’s villainous sidekicks, their failings and exploits are also played up for comic relief. When we meet the characters, they are on a mission to kidnap baby Hercules and feed him the poison that will turn him mortal and kill him. Unfortunately for them, they are interrupted before Hercules is able to finish the entire potion... So while he does become mortal, he retains his super-strength. The duo is self-aware enough to know that it would be beneficial to keep Hades in the dark about this development. Of course, Hades winds up finding out, and the pair are punished. We see them at various points throughout the rest of the movie using their shape-shifting abilities to help spy on Hercules.