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Hermes is an Olympian God, serving as a royal messenger of the Gods, from the 1997 film, Hercules.

Background

Powers and abilities

As a god, Hermes possesses the natural powers and abilities such as immortality, omnipresence, superhuman strength, and magic; in Hermes' case, he uses magic via the Caduceus (his staff). As the messenger of the Gods and God of travelers, the winged sandals enable Hermes to fly and move at an extreme speed.

Appearances

Hercules

Hermes is first seen at Hercules' baby shower, where he compliments Zeus on the festivities.

Later on, Hermes catches sight of the Titans returning to Mount Olympus and quickly alerts Zeus, Hera, and the other gods for battle. He is the last god (aside from Zeus) to be captured, being kidnapped by Pain and Panic; the latter steals his glasses while the former barks into his ear. After Hercules arrives and frees the gods, Hermes regains his glasses and beats the imps with his staff.

During the finale, Hermes is present to celebrate Hercules' success. He summons the Muses to sing a "A Star Is Born" as the film closes out.

Hercules: The Animated Series

in the animated series, taking place during Hercules' training years on Phil's Island, Hermes makes occasional appearances and sometimes joins Hercules on one of his misadventures. For example, in "Hercules and the Bacchanal", he volunteers alongside Hercules in watching over Phil's island as the satyr leaves for the weekend.

House of Mouse

Hermes made a few cameo appearances in the animated series. In "Donald Wants to Fly", his shoes are stolen by Donald Duck as he tries to teach himself how to fly.

Trivia

  • Hermes' favorite phrase is "Babe".
  • Hermes' glasses seem to not just be aesthetic, he needs them to see clearly in the scene where the Titans storm Olympus. 
  • In Greek mythology, Hermes was also the god of shepherds, travelers, merchants, thieves, and all others who lived by their wits. Like most of the major gods, he was a son of Zeus. Even though Hermes was the god of liars and thieves, he never stole or lied - but he often didn't tell the whole truth.
  • Hermes' Roman counterpart is named Mercury, which is also the name of a chemical element found inside thermometers, as with the innermost and smallest planet in our Solar System.

Gallery

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Media
Films: HerculesHercules: Zero to HeroVideo

Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) • House of Mouse
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment: The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesHercules: The Muse-icalVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeHercules Victory ParadeThe Hercules Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Happily Ever AfterWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains’ Cavalcade

Characters
Original: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicFatesMusesZeusHeraHermesHestiaHephaestusAthenaAresPoseidonAphroditeOlympian GodsArtemisApolloThebansDionysusTitansCerberusHydraMinotaurSthenoGriffinNemean LionNessusFuriesNymphsAmphitryon and Alcmene

TV Series: IcarusCassandraAdonisHelen of TroyTempestCirceTritonGalateaPandoraMedusaEchidnaTyphonEchidna's ChildrenHecateNemesisMr. ParenthesesHomerFear and TerrorIbidAntaeusPrometheusDaedelusMorpheusKronosGaiaAmphitriteAchillesTheseusOrionNestor & MeleagerMelampusLavinaAjaxAndromedaSyrinxElectraMr. GriffKing MinosTiviusOrthosQueen Hippolyte

Songs
Original: The Gospel TruthGo the DistanceOne Last HopeZero to HeroI Won't Say (I'm in Love)A Star is BornShooting Star

TV series songs: Send My Boy to SchoolMy TownPromethean DittyThe AgoraThe BacchanalThe Man That I LovePucker Up or Let Him SnoozeThat's How the Story GoesAphrodesia DanceLove Is In The AirSince the Light Went AwayAin't Life a BeachCan-Do KingKronos StoneWhat's a Mother to Do?Sreamin' Grecian Teenage BluesLethe Water on the Brain!One Good ManYou're My Hero

Locations
Ancient GreeceMount OlympusUnderworldPhil's IslandThebesPrometheus AcademyAtlantis City
Objects
Skull PacifierArmageddon BowLightning BoltsMortal PotionTrident
Miscellaneous
Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules