xtaclev('Brother of Menelaus! Boosh!') But yeah, he's hardly a hero. A powerful figure known for conquest, sure, but I don't think he'd ever be considered heroic (in the traditional do-gooder sense). In greek mythology he's considered a tragic figure, ill favored by the gods for several things, like they were not pleased with his invasion of Troy. And the movie Troy portrays him as a power hungry jerk who's just using Paris running off with Helen, his brother's wife, as an excuse to invade Troy.