Hermes is a character in DC Comics. He is based on the Greek god of the same name.
|First appearance||Wonder Woman #1 (June 1942)|
|Created by||William Moulton Marston|
H. G. Peter
|Place of origin||Mount Olympus|
|Team affiliations||Olympian Gods|
|Abilities||Deity, vast supernatural abilities including size-changing, shapeshifting, immortality, and super-speed|
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Hermes debuted in Wonder Woman #1 and was adapted by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter.
Fictional character biographyEdit
Hermes is the Messenger of the Gods. He assisted in turning a baby sculpture that Queen Hippolyta made into a real baby, resulting in the origin of Princess Diana.
In the Post-Crisis, Hermes was present at a meeting with fellow Gods in to talk about the dwindling worshipping from the mortals. After Zeus deemed this issue beneath him and left, Hermes accompanied Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, Demeter, and Hestia to the Underworld and the Cavern of Souls, where Gaia has housed the souls of women who have been unjustly killed by men. They harvest the souls to reincarnate them into Amazons and give them a home on Themyscira. One of the souls had been saved by Athena for the day when Hippolyta would sculpt a baby out of shoreline clay wherein Athena would infuse the baby sculpture with that spirit enabling Princess Diana to be born.
During the War of the Gods storyline, Hermes was destroyed by Circe. Hermes' body was later retrieved from the Underworld
In The New 52 reboot of DC's continuity, Hermes is first seen with Wonder Woman, instructing her to protect Zola because Hera wants her dead. Hermes and Zola were later seen walking through the woods when they are approached by Aphrodite. When Hermes states to Zola that Aphrodite is married to the ugly god Hephaestus, Aphrodite states that Hephaestus has other "charms". She tells them that she will not be attending the wedding as there is little love in Hell.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
As a deity, vast supernatural abilities including size-changing, shapeshifting, and immortality. He also possesses super-speed thanks to his winged sandals.
In other mediaEdit
Hermes appears in the Justice League Unlimited episode "The Balance", voiced by Jason Bateman. When Wonder Woman goes to her room on board the Justice League Watchtower, she sees someone in the dark that she thought was Flash only to discover that it was Hermes. He gives her a message from Zeus stating that something has gone wrong in Tartarus and she is required to return to Themyscira to stop the threat in order prevent it from threatening the world. In the company of Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman arrived on Themyscira where she used the message that Hermes gave her to explain to her mother why she had to violate her mother's exile decree. This causes Hippolyta to allow Wonder Woman to help out as she and Hawkgirl enter Tartarus.
Hermes is featured in DC Universe Online.
Hermes appears in the comic book adaption of DC Super Hero Girls.
- Hermes at DC Comics Wiki