Hercules did not fight with the Medusa, It was Perseus that was sent to slay and bring back her head.
However, as Hercu-Liz is my very own version of the demi-god hero, she can battle a whole variety of mythical creatures. I really like the idea of Hercu-Liz out to slay the Medusa herself or even some of her Gorgon sisters even? The other Gorgons differed to Medusa as they were described as having wings (like Harpies), and talon-like claws as hands. I prefer the actual design of Medusa because of her snake-body replacing the legs, and I am not too fond of drawing feathers wings, especially if I am to animate this.
I could however, overcome this task with the wings if I changed them for feathers to bat-like wings, that should be slightly easier to draw and to animate?
The Medusa is probably one of my most influential characters still to this day. Her design as a character. She is versatile in ways of defeating her foes, and she is unique in a very haunting way.