As the lead ship in the blockade, the Heracles and her Captain took the role of Fleet Command (flagship) for the battle. After the third wave of White Stars jumped into the Proxima system, she and the EAS Juno continued towards the primary target of the second wave. The Heracles then fired the opening shots of the battle.
As the battle ended, the Juno had withdrawn, the EAS Nemesis had surrendered, the EAS Furies and EAS Vesta had declared themselves non-combatant, and the EAS Pollux had been destroyed. This left the Heracles as the only Earthforce vessel still in combat. She was for all intents and purposes disabled, without weapons or defenses. Captain Sheridan ordered her to return control of Proxima III to its lawful government, recall all fighters, and surrender. Captain Hall refused to comply, knowing that he would stand trial for his actions in the blockade. His second in command, Commander Sandra Levitt, relieved him of command rather than have the entire crew lose their lives due to his refusal to give up. She then surrendered.
The Heracles was later retaken by Clark's forces and assigned as part of the fleet stationed at Mars. During the Battle of Mars, it was not affected by the Shadow-altered telepaths brought on board by the Mars Resistance, but the vessel was nevertheless disabled by White Star class vessels.
- The Heracles' appearance in "Endgame" is most likely a result of animators reusing scene files from "No Surrender, No Retreat", so the canonicity of its participation in the Battle of Mars is questionable.
|Earthforce Ship Classes|
|Olympus-class corvette Hyperion-class heavy cruiser Nova-class dreadnought Omega-class destroyer Advanced Omega-class destroyer Warlock-class destroyer|
|SA-23E Starfury SA-32A Thunderbolt Stealth Starfury Heavy Starfury Badger-class Starfury|
|Earthforce One Magnum heavy lifter Breaching pod Troop Transport Kestrel Class Atmospheric Shuttle Crew Shuttle|
|Aegis orbital defense platform Life pod Work pod Gunship Explorer class ship Cotten class Deep Penetration Tender Shadow Hybrid|
|EAS Acheron EAS Achilles EAS Agamemnon EAS Agrippa EAS Alexander EAS Apollo EAS Artemis EAS Cadmus EAS Cerberus EAS Charon EAS Churchill EAS Damocles EAS Delphi EAS Excalibur EAS Furies EAS Heracles EAS Heraclion EAS Hermes EAS Hydra EAS Juno EAS Medusa EAS Nemesis EAS Nimrod EAS Olympic EAS Orion EAS Persephone EAS Pollux EAS Pournelle EAS Roanoke EAS Talos EAS Theseus EAS Vesta EAS Zeus|