|Cyrano de Hercules|
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Looking for companionship, Hephaestus forges himself a gold plated girlfriend named Galatea. Hercules goes to see Hephaestus and sees the woman he just created. Hephaestus breathes life into her and says she will be awake shortly and that he must have the perfect gift. Hercules stays with Galatea, but she awakes before Hephaestus gets back. Galatea and Hercules talk while they wait for Hephaestus to return. But, by the time Hephaestus gets back she has fallen for Hercules. Hercules tries to shake her off, but it is no use. Hercules, Iolaus, Jason, Hephaestus, and Galatea go on a picnic. It is clear to everyone that Galatea is in love with Hercules. But so far Hephaestus has not noticed. Hercules takes her aside to tell her she belongs to Hephaestus, She goes to kiss him, Hephaestus sees, and gets mad. He take her and they run away. She looks back, her eyes pleading with Hercules to help. Hephaestus looks at Galatea and turns her heart "as cold as Olympian Ice" and in an instant she goes from loving Hercules, to wanting to destroy him. When Hephaestus sees what she has become he is sorry. When she falls from a bridge and is barely hanging on, Hercules tries to save her. She wonders why he would try to save her when she just tried to kill him. the bridge snaps, and Galatea dies. A short while later, Hephaestus is at the bottom of the ravine cradling Galatea's prone body, while Hercules sits nearby. "I know she's not real, Hercules. Why does it still hurt that she's gone?" Heph asks, but Hercules doesn't have an answer.