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"He was very proud of you. As we all are, brother."
Hermes to Heron in War for Olympus.

Hermes is a recurring character in Blood of Zeus. The swiftest of the gods, Hermes acts as the messenger of Olympus. Like Heron and Apollo, he is a child of Zeus born out of wedlock.

History

At some point, Zeus had another one of his affairs, and Hermes was born out of wedlock.

Throughout the Series

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Personality

During the entire series, Hermes is seen as being fully supporting his father Zeus before and during the Olympian civil war. He even went to give Zeus specific information on Hera and Seraphim's conspiracy and even followed Hera to learn more about her plans.

He is also seemingly sympathetic towards his brother, being the first one to greet him when he first arrives on Olympus and even being there for Heron after the Olympian civil war, alongside Apollo and Hephaestus comforting him and even calling him "brother."

Physical Appearance

Like many of the male gods, Hermes has a tall, muscular yet lean build. He has teal eyes and wears multiple gold accessories. He has a golden helmet that appears to have wings on them and wears winged boots. Similar to all the male gods, Hermes has a handsome face and a somewhat noticeable resemblance between his and Zeus. He has light brown hair which is braided and fair-toned skin similar to his father, Zeus. He has a medium-length hooded cape which is shown to be half tan and half reflective. When collecting souls or going on stealth missions, Hermes wears his helmet and puts his hood on.

Powers and Abilities

  • Immortality: Like all the Greek gods, Hermes seems ageless, or at least extremely long-lived.
  • Superhuman Durability: Hermes seems to have a degree of superhuman durability, as seen with his fight against Hera and Ares where he endured a substantial beating from them.
  • Superhuman Strength: Hermes seems to have an undefined level of divine strength, as seen when he punched Hera several feet away; however he was moving at an enhanced speed and this could have fortified his attack as well.
  • Superhuman Speed: Heron described Hermes as being the swiftest of the gods,[1] apparently due to the winged shoes he wears. While Hermes is seen running at inhuman speeds to deliver news, messages, or warnings, he has incorporated his speed into his fighting capabilities which makes him a formidable opponent.

Equipment

  • Winged Golden Helmet: Hermes wears a golden helmet with wings.
  • Winged Shoes: Hermes wears winged sandals which evidently grant him the power of super speed and limited flight capabilities.
  • Cape of Invisibility:[2] Through his cape, Hermes is able to render himself unseen to both humans and gods alike.
  • Armband: Hermes' armband apparently is what allows him to collect souls so that he may guide them to the Underworld. As a psychopomp or "soul guide," Hermes was able to take the souls of the Giants and place them in the cauldron after they were slain during the Gigantomachy.
  • Sword: Hermes wielded a sword during his fight with Ares in the arena.

Trivia

  • Hermes was the messenger god in Greek Mythology. He is a protector of travelers, shepherds, and thieves. Hermes was born of Maia, a daughter of Atlas, by Zeus. He was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene. Hermes follows the archetype of the trickster. He was frequently portrayed to be witty and charismatic, but also a liar and a thief.
  • Hermes superspeed was influenced by director Shaunt Nigoghossian's previous work with The Flash.[3]

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References

  1. War for Olympus
  2. Twitter.png Powerhouse Animation (@PowerhouseAnimation) on Twitter "We apologize for hiding Hermes behind his cape of invisibility, but we have to give props to our compositing team for developing all the special vfx for #BloodofZeus. Shout out to @wickitoons, @JudeMurro, and Jen Fields for enhancing our experience of this amazing show." (screenshot)
  3. Twitter.png NX (@NXOnNetflix) on Twitter "The artists at @powerhouseanim put so much effort into Blood of Zeus, here’s some of their incredible background work along with insights on the show’s production." (screenshot)

See also

Blood of Zeus
Characters HeronZeusHeraSeraphimElectraAlexiaEviosKofiArianaHermesApolloAresPoseidonHades
Species HumanDemonGodTitanGiantWraithCentaur
Items CauldronHades' BidentAdamantium Sword
Location(s) OlympusUnderworldCorinthPolisMelidoniFields of the Dead
Seasons Season 1 (Episode(s): A Call to ArmsPast is PrologueThe RaidA Monster is BornEscape or DieBack to OlympusThe Fields of the DeadWar for Olympus)
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