- For the Young Hercules episode, see Apollo (episode).
Apollo, in Hercules' younger days
|Portrayed By||Scott Michaelson|
|Series|| Hercules: The Legendary Journeys|
|First Appearance|| "Top God" (HTLJ)|
"Ares on Trial" (YH)
|Last Appearance|| "Reunions" (HTLJ)|
|Status||Alive (HTLJ)/Presumed deceased (XWP)|
|Also Known As||Sun God|
|Affiliations||Hercules, Mount Olympus, Nymphs|
|Mother||Hera or Leto (Myth)|
|Brother(s)||Ares, Bacchus, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hercules|
|Sister(s)||Artemis, Athena, Aphrodite, Discord, Persephone|
Apollo, God of the Sun, Light, Music, and Prophecy is a recurring character on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Young Hercules. He was an Olympian and a son of Zeus (HTLJ: "Top God"). He was well known for his chariot (YH: "Dad Always Liked Me Best"). He was also the protector of the city of Calydon (HTLJ: "The Road to Calydon").
Morpheus once made a deal with Apollo, where Apollo kept the sun up for a few extra hours. This invariably caused the death of some crops, which got Morpheus in trouble with Demeter (YH: "In Your Dreams").
During Hercules's studies at Cheiron's Academy, Apollo served alongside Athena and Hephaestus on a tribunal to determine whether or not Ares broke Zeus's protection order on Hercules. Along with his siblings Apollo (by far the most blasé of the judges) was convinced by Hercules that the order was not breached. After the trial was over, Apollo left to "catch some rays" (YH: "Ares on Trial").
Later that year, Hercules, Iolaus, and Theseus met Apollo at a beach full of his followers. Apollo grew jealous of Hercules's friends and he destroyed the Academy and turned several cadets against Hercules. Eventually, the cadets banded together to protect Hercules from Apollo and sexy Apollo decided to leave after Hercules told him he was a jerk (YH: "Apollo").
After Hercules finished his studies, Hercules and King Jason stopped a bunch of thugs attacking Apollo's then-girlfriend Ariadne. Apollo offered Hercules information on their father Zeus and he became friends with Hercules. Apollo then gave Hercules some ambrosia and made him a full deity. After Hercules used his new god powers to break one of Apollo's sacred vases, Apollo grew furious at Hercules and challenged him to race on hoverboards. Hercules began to dislike Apollo after Apollo embarrassed Jason in front of the Corinthian troops. Hercules also disapproved of Apollo's poor treatment of Ariadne. Apollo challenged Hercules to a fight with the stakes being Ariadne's life. Hercules was able to defeat Apollo and save Ariadne (HTLJ "Top God").
- In the flashbacks, it is heavily implied that this was the first time Hercules had met Apollo, despite the fact that they have met twice before in Young Hercules; this episode was produced earlier.
Apollo once again met up with Hercules, when Zeus gave Hercules godhood after the death of his mother. Apollo sided with Hera on her takeover of Mt. Olympus and distracted Hercules by setting a school on fire. Hercules later took out Apollo again with one punch whilst battling Hera for control of Olympus (HTLJ: "Reunions"). When Xena's daughter, Eve was born, Apollo sent his elite priests and his army after her to avert the Twilight of the Gods. XWP:"Eternal Bonds"
Apollo's fate is unknown, as he was present neither at the Olympians' ambush of Eve's baptism nor at Xena's final assault on Mount Olympus. (XWP:"Motherhood"). He is presumed killed by Xena offscreen before or after Motherhood.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Being the God of the Sun itself Apollo is a powerful Olympian God who possess Range of Godly powers like.
Immortality: Apollo has the ability to live infinite life span as well as immunity to all sorts of diseases.
Invincibility: Apollo is invincible to all sorts of weapons (swords,axes,crossbows) as well as all magical powers from the Gods although these powers can hurt him but not kill him.
Atmokinesis: All Olympians has the power to control and manipulate the weather bring out storms , tornadoes ,rains and Lightning.
Healing: Apollo has the ability to heal wounds but he can't heal mortal wounds , Apollo as well as the rest of the Gods has to be blessed by Zeus Himself or Athena's blessings to do so.
Pyrokinesis: Apollo has the power to control and manipulate fire by throwing it from his hands as well as creating powerful Fire balls .
Teleportation: Apollo has the ability to teleport to any place whatever he sees fit either on earth or Olympus.
Superhuman Strength: Apollo super strength can send people flying as well as gods his strength is more powerful than Discord , Deimos and strife as well as lesser Gods but almost if not equally as powerful as Hercules& Ares & inferior to that of Athena and Zeus.
Portal creation: Apollo has the power to create portals to other Dimensions as well as controlling the worlds he creates.
Energy Blasts: Apollo has the power to shoot powerful blue Energy blast capable of killing mortals and hurting Gods.
Time Manipulation: All Gods has the power to manipulate time by travel back & forward as well as freezing time itself but they need Zeus's consent first.
Invisibility: All Gods have the power to make themselves invisible to all mortals they can't be seen or heard by them.
Telekinesis: Apollo has the ability to move objects & mortals with his mind.
Conjuration: Apollo Has the power to conjure anything or being he wants.
Lightning: Ares has the power to shoot powerful arcs of electricity/lightning capable of killing mortals & hurting Gods.
Flying: Apollo has the ability to fly to anyplace he wants to be by riding his Surfer or his chariot.
Shapeshifting: Apollo has the ability alter his appearance to take whatever form he likes whether mortals or monsters or Gods.
Solar Manipulation: Apollo have complete power over the Sun like when he went to the Sun and made it produce extreme heat that made the sea heat enough to make a stream and made high temperature.