Powers and Abilities
As one of the Olympian gods, Hecate possesses all the powers standard to them, such as omnipresence, vast strength and shape shifting.
As the goddess of witchcraft, she has vast knowledge of spells and rituals. Because Hecate was the Goddess of Magic, she is the greatest sorcerer of all the Olympians, second only to Zeus. Her Godly expertise in sorcery has spanned even before humanities existence. She is also capable of pulling off any magical feat that has been displayed by other Olympians that expertise in other areas.
Role in the series
After continuous failed attempts to try to prove that she would be a far better Goddess of the Underworld than Hades, Hecate decides to steal his Godhood by stealing his flame, via trapping a sample in a magic crystal. While he is busy with the Council of the Gods, she succeeds in taking over the Underworld and taking control of Hades' allies and minions, declaring her intention to collect all the souls on Earth. Luckily, Pain and Panic manage to escape and seek help from Hercules in overthrowing her. When confronted by Hercules, Hecate transforms her crystal into humanoid shape. At that moment, Hades returns, with his powers almost depleted and his personality having become mellow. As Hecate started gloating about her new Underworld order, Hercules destroys the crystal monster, restoring Hades' power. As Hercules quickly excused himself, Hades exacts fiery punishment on Hecate for attempting to usurp his throne.
Hecate returns to try and take over the Underworld again but this time she kidnaps all the famous heroes from Greece and steals their great abilities in order to create a powerful monster to dethrone Hades.