Megara is an independant woman with a quick wit and isn't afraid to stand up for herself, especially in front of men. In fact, her opinion of men in general is very low, mainly due to her bad experiences with them in the past. This is also a reason for her cynicism and she uses her sexuality to persuade men to do her bidding. A lot of this comes as a result of Megara selling her soul to Hades, lord of the dead, to try and save her boyfriend's life, who later dumps her for another woman. But then she meets Hercules, who she at first dismisses as a "typical" guy, but after spending a substantial amount of time with him and learning he genuinely cares for her, Megara lets down her walls and learns to love again.