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Nemesis
Nemesis fire below
Portrayed By Karen Witter
Teresa Hill
Kimberley Joseph
Charmaine Guest
Series YH
HTLJ
First Appearance HTLJ "Pride Comes Before a Brawl"
Last Appearance HTLJ "Full Circle"
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Also Known As Goddess of Divine Justice, Revenge, and Retribution
Relationships
Romances Hercules
Ares
Affiliations Titans (formerly)
Olympians
Hera
Ares
Evander
Hercules
Father Unnamed Father
Son(s) Evander
Other Family Ares (mate/father of Evander)
Discord ("sister-in-law"/aunt of Evander)
Strife ("nephew"/1st cousin of Evander)
Hephaestus ("brother-in-law"/uncle of Evander)
Aphrodite ("sister-in-law"/aunt of Evander)
Cupid ("nephew"/1st cousin of Evander)
Psyche ("neice-in-law"/1st cousin-in-law of Evander)
Bliss ("great-nephew"/1st cousin-once removed of Evander)
Hera ("mother-in-law"/paternal grandmother of Evander)
Zeus ("father-in-law"/paternal grandfather of Evander)
The Destroyer (half-brother of Evander)
Hippolyta (half-sister of Evander)
Nemesis is the Goddess of Divine Justice and Retribution and Hercules' first love. Nemesis was the Executioner for the Olympian gods, dealing out justice and vengeance on those Mortals who became too proud in their ways or in some way angered the gods. This job was Nemesis' punishment for her father siding with the Titans when Zeus revolted against them for control of Mount Olympus (YH "Herc's Nemesis").

Hera sent Nemesis to kill Iolaus for the sin of pride. Iolaus was able to defeat a Hydra and Rankor's bandits with the help of Lydia. Because he did so without arrogance, his execution was stayed (HTLJ "Pride Comes Before a Brawl").

When Salmoneus and Purces stole Hera's treasure in Orestia, the goddess sent Nemesis to kill them for the sin of greed. Nemesis killed Purces, but Hercules convinced her not to kill Salmoneus as he had been led to the treasure and was unaware that it belonged to Hera. She decided the orders of the gods would not rule her life, henceforth, intending to execute only those who deserved it (HTLJ "The Fire Down Below").

When Salmoneus and Purces stole Hera's treasure in Orestia, the goddess sent Nemesis to kill them for the sin of greed. Nemesis killed Purces, but Hercules convinced her not to kill Salmoneus as he had been led to the treasure and was unaware that it belonged to Hera. She decided the orders of the gods would not rule her life, henceforth, intending to execute only those who deserved it (HTLJ "The Fire Down Below").

By Ares, she is the mother of Evander (HTLJ "Two Men and a Baby"). She would regain her immortality in the end.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

As a minor goddess, Nemesis could transform into a white dove, render herself invisible, possession (when she possessed the man who was going to kill Iolaus in Pride Comes Before a Brawl in order to redirect the coarse of the arrow to save him ) and Teleportation, Nemesis mere presence can affect wind and air (when she hunted the man who stole Hermes' sandals she made the wind blow out the trees around him and when she opened the bar's door to kill a man by the orders of Hera she affected the wind to make the door open YH "Herc's Nemesis") so it can be assumed that she has the power of Atmokinesis or at least some form of Aerokinesis. When exacting vengeance on her mortal targets, she possessed a prescient awareness of outcomes corresponding to her interactions with them. In addition, she had superhuman dexterity, granting her perfect accuracy with a bow. Nemesis revealed to Hercules that when she was in human form she was as vulnerable as a mortal (HTLJ "The Fire Down Below"). However, Nemesis sometimes can be invincible, as Hera sent Stregna with a Hind's Blood arrow to kill her (YH "Herc's Nemesis").It appears that Nemesis Godly powers is in her arrows as when she shoots the arrow when it hits it's target it make it explodes as if it was hit by a Fireball ( YH "Herc's Nemesis")

Serving as Hera's archer bolstered Nemesis' skills as a warrior, evidenced by her near-impeccable aim as a mortal (HTLJ "The Enforcer").

Although she is an Olympian Goddess, Nemesis Rarely displayed her true powers as a Goddess. She is like Artemis, always using her Arrows or using her powers in the form of arrows. Nemesis is presumed to possess the standard powers and abilities of an Olympic god, she has skill with the bow, she can use possession, she becomes invisible to the human eye, she can shapeshifter and teleport.

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  • In Greek Mythology, Nemesis is often (but not always) listed as a daughter of Erebus, personification of darkness and Nyx, personification of the night (neither of whom sided with the Titans in most versions). She is therefore variously the sister of Aether (light), Hemera (day), Hypnos (sleep), Thanatos (death), the Hesperides, the Fates and others. Nemesis is said to be a companion of the Furies, goddesses of vengeance and retaliation. Nemesis is concerned specifically with punishing those guilty of hubris and those whom Zeus personally judged guilty. Unlike the Furies, she did not have to be bribed or threatened to join the Olympian order. She usually is not associated with Herakles.
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