Legendary Journeys

Supernatural Powers and Abilities are somewhat common in the Xenaverse, given how many supernatural beings (such as Gods and Demigods) are able to do numerous things that normal mortals could not.

Godly Powers[]

Magic: Magic is a supernatural energy that could enable one to alter the fabric of reality and defy the laws of nature. All Gods and other types of supernatural beings as witches, archangels or otherworldly beings are shown to be capable of manipulating this energy to achieve any effect one desires. But given their divine state, the gods have essentially limitless possibilities for what they can accomplish. Though the extent to which they were able to be dependent on their respective species.  

Hera uses magic to view remote areas

Aphrodite uses her magic

Immortality: Immortality is the ability to possess an infinite lifespan, never aging or dying due to illness or physical injuries. Though this ability appeared to be exclusive to high-ranking supernatural beings such as the Gods, it was revealed that powerful demigods do possess varying degrees or forms of immortality. An example would be Hercules, who was shown to not age beyond adulthood and was immune to diseases, viruses, and terminal illnesses.  


Power Granting: Power Granting is the ability to confer powers to another being or beings. Gods were able to give mortals a portion of their divine powers through this ability - either to use them as a tool in some plot, or as a reward for their dedication or worship. These powers can either be permanent, or simply individual gifts granted upon request. However, in all instances, such powers can still be revoked by the God who granted them, or by any other God. In Reign of Terror, Taking advantage of her mental insanity Hera gave divine gifts to King Augeus to kill Hercules and made him think it was Zeus, but his attempts proved futile, while in Reunions, Zeus did the same for Hercules. Any God can willingly give up there Godhood, be it to another God or mortal.

Reality Warping: Reality Warping is the supremely powerful ability to either change or manipulate reality and the world itself to various degrees. Those gifted with this power are able to perform spectacular feats such as reversing time or opening portals to other realities. In the instance of portals, however, it takes quite a strain on even some of the more powerful deities. An example would be how Ares and Callisto combined their powers to open a portal to the Strange World - it left a visible strain on both Gods afterward. In Sacrifice I, when Callisto was trapped in the nexus between two universes, it took her a considerable amount of time to figure out how to reopen the portal with her powers alone, and she only managed to create a very small opening for herself to crawl out.

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Regeneration: Regeneration is the ability to magically heal and regenerate body tissue and organs damaged as a result of injuries. While the vast majority of Gods possessed this ability to an unusually high level, even demigods like Hercules were shown to recover from grievous injuries at a rate far beyond that of ordinary human beings.

Callisto regenerating a lost hand.

Invulnerability: Invulnerability is the ability to withstand any amount of physical damage or harmful force of any kind, causing neither harm nor pain to the individual gifted with this power. This is another ability that appeared to be exclusive to the Gods, who were shown to not bleed, and were immune to decapitation and amputation. For instance, Ares suffered no apparent injury despite his plunging an ordinary sword through his own body. Besides this, in Maternal Instincts, when one of Callisto's hands was chopped off, a new one regrew in seconds.

However, this ability was not all-encompassing, for there were artifacts that could still kill a God, such as the Hind's Blood Dagger, the Rib of Kronos, the Chakram of Light, and the Dagger of Helios. Demigods like Hercules have a more limited level of invulnerability and, while they can still be killed, are able to withstand considerably more damage than a mortal, being resistant to blunt forces, but vulnerable to sharp, penetrating materials.


Power over the Lightning: The ability to create and project electricity and lightning. Due to lightning bolts being the chosen weapon of Zeus, he possessed an extraordinary proficiency in this power - he was able to create a lightning bolt and then throw it at a target to incinerate it. Other Gods had also demonstrated this ability, the only difference being that they shot arcs of electricity directly from their hands, instead of throwing bolts like Zeus. Ares was also shown particularly fond of using the ability of electrokinesis as a primary attack.

Hades channeling a lightning arc

Zeus throwing a lightning bolt

Teleportation: Teleportation is the ability to move objects or people from one place or another instantaneously. All Gods possess this ability, but it might be ineffective if the objective was to bring along another God or demigod who is unwilling to be teleported. An example of this would be when Discord was unable to teleport while holding Evander, as Evander did not wish to go. Teleportation was also shown to be usually accompanied by a kind of bright light pattern that is unique to the particular user. For example, Aphrodite appears in a shower of sparks, Callisto appears in a burst of fire, and Fortune appears in a shower of gold coins.


Aphrodite materializing

Conjuration: Conjuration is the ability to materialize imaginary objects at will. All Gods possess this ability to a certain extent, which they utilise to create physical matter. Through this ability, Gods were also able to create magical artifacts that could mimic or grant divine powers, though such artifacts tend to be limited to the individual God's sphere of influence. Examples include the Helmet of Hades, Aphrodite's apple, and Cupid's Arrows.

Aphrodite conjures a rose

Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis, also known as shapeshifting, is the ability to change from one physical form or shape into another. All Gods possess this ability, which they utilise to disguise themselves, though other deities and most demigods are still able to see through the illusion. Artemis was shown to use this ability to transform people into animals, while Loki used it to transform himself into a wolf.

Hera taking an aquatic form

Loki becomes a wolf

Invisibility: Invisibility is the ability to make oneself unable to be seen by other beings. All Gods possess this ability, which enabled them to walk among mortals without being detected. The demigod Hercules could see the gods when they were invisible to mortals, in that condition they were often inaudible and intangible to mortals and yet Hercules was able to hear and touch them. Hades, in particular, possessed a magical helmet that rendered anyone who wore it invisible for mortals and gods.

Nemesis turning invisible

Apollo & Hercules turning invisible & undetectable for mortals.

Superhuman Senses: All Gods possess heightened senses that enable them to see and hear far beyond mortal limitations. Besides this, some Gods and demigods also possess extrasensory perception that enabled them to sense the presence, emotions, and/or intentions of other beings.

Athena sees the hidden tunnels

Superhuman Physical Attributes: The Gods and demigods possess great strength, stamina, endurance, reflexes, and agility that are far superior than those of a normal mortal. Artemis was known to be able to do more than 10,000 pushups ( Episode The Apple).

Hercules as a god, The Strength of Olympic God.

The stamina of a God is virtually unlimited is essentially an extension of their will. Though Hercules possessed a lesser degree of stamina as compared to a full God, his stamina far exceeded that of any normal mortal. He was also famous for his immense physical strength, which was shown to be on par or even superior to many other full-blooded Gods the here is no consensus on the real extent of the strength of Hercules, depending on the situation, it is equivalent to the strength of 10, 20, 100 up to 1000 mens.

Travel to the past: All the gods can travel to the past or see an event from the past. There are rules in olympic pantheon imposed by Zeus to avoid chaos in the timeline, it is unknown if the gods can travel to the future or see different possible futures.

Other Abilities[]

There were also other supernatural powers demonstrated by almost all the gods, were not exclusive to them, such as:

Image Projection: It is the ability to show through an on-air window what is happening in other locations. Hera showed Zeus the private hell where she locked Alcmene. To infuriate the imprisoned Hercules, Ares exhibited a war in which he thought Hercules would not be able to be. Nessus shown Deianeira in the Elysian Fields and amazingly Hercules jumped through the projection using it as an interdimensional window and accessed the fields.

References: HTLJ: Reunions , HTLJ: Hercules on Trial , Hercules and the Under World

Shield: the ability to create an energy barrier to ward off attacks.

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Telekinesis: Telekinesis is the ability to move objects and beings with the mind. The demigoddess Hope used this power as his main offensive weapon. The demigod Evander since he was a baby was able to make Iolaus levitate and throw a block at the goddess Discordia (HTLJ: Two Men and a Baby) All gods possess this ability, as do some gifted mortals like Lao Ma and Aiden.

Flight: Flight is the ability to move through the air and defy gravity. It is usually used by winged beings such as angels or Cupid. Some gods like Hermes use special equipment to fly. Hermes, Cupid, and Bliss are notable for possessing this ability. Apollo also uses his specially designed hoverboard for flying.

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Energy Manipulation: The gods use raw energy as a weapon, concentrating the energy into a sphere or beam from their hands or eyes and launching it towards their targets. This energy is more than enough to cause great physical damage and kill or injure mortal beings. The color and shape are different for each user.

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Apollo Beam energy

Power over the weather: The gods possess the ability to control weather. For example, Velasca become a tornado and create wind storms. (XWP "A Necessary Evil") Zeus is perhaps the most well-known manipulator of weather, though Poseidon is also known to hold dominion over the weather and Demeter changed the springtime for winter in an instant.

Demeter manipulate the weather - seasons

Power over fire: Fire is a popular weapon among those supernatural beings that are able to call upon it. Many gods are especially fond of using fireballs as weapons. Hera used a fireball to knock out Ares (XWP : God Fearing Child) Callisto also favored the Fireball as a weapon.

Athena fire - sword

Healing: Some supernatural beings possess the ability to magically heal wounds. In the reing of Athena, the Olympians needed Athena blessing to heal others, in the reign of Zeus apparently the gods did not require his permission or blessing, Hercules, during his brief tenure as a full god healed Zeus when he was mortal. Even divine healing has its limits, and it is possible for a mortal to be injured even beyond their ability to repair. Ilainus of Mycenae was impaled by Xena and Athena was unable to heal her. Reference: XWP: Amphipolis Under Siege, HTLJ: Reunions

Athena healing

Balder healing

Ressurection: It is the ability to restore life to the dead. Zeus resurrected Lyla who had been unjustly killed. Unfortunately he cannot bring Hercules' wife and children back to life because he cannot undo the actions of the other gods. Hercules and Aphrodite took advantage of Augeus' attacks with their lightning orbs to bring Palamedes back. Iolaus was killed by an executioner so Hercules makes a deal with Hades that brings him back to life. Ares killed some villagers and framed Xena, but giving his word that he would do anything if she invoked his name, she demanded he restore the villagers to life, Killed by Ares. When Evander dies in an accident, Hera is unable to resurrect him without Zeus' help because Evander is a demigod and not mere mortal.

References: HTLJ: Outcast, HTLJ: Reign of Terror, HTLJ: Not Fade Away, XWP: The Reckoning, HTLJ: Full Circle,

Zeus & Hera combined his power to Evander come back to life

Possession: The gods can inhabit or take over the body and mind of any living being. Example when Hera posessed the body and mind of Hippolyta and Ares take control of the body a death soldier. The possessed presents changes superhuman strength, stamina and the god can used his powers.

References: Hercules and the Amazon Women, HTLJ: Ares

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Life creation: The gods can create living beings from organic or inorganic matter. Example Hera gave life to the minotaurs or the enforcer of water or fire and pyro or Hephaestus gave life a metal panther.

References: HTLJ: The Sword of Veracity, HTLJ; Not Fade Away, HTLJ: The Fire Down Below , HTLJ: Just Passing Through

The water enforcer

Super Speed: The ability to move faster, reach to places in seconds or minutes. Example Morrigan, Hercules -temporarily and Kernunnos.

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Specials Powers[]

They are unique and special powers, possessed only by certain gods and demigods and other supernatural beings.

Power over Love: is a very special ability to control and create strong affection, love, passion, desire and personal attachment between individuals. Notables users Aphrodite, Ares II and Cupid, Bliss use arrows enchanted with love.

Reference: HTLJ "Love on the Rocks and The Green-Eyed Monster.

Extrasensory Perception: The ability to Know information by other means than the senses. Notables users The Cabiri, The Fates, The Norn. Aphrodite see the bad aura of Iagos.

Reference: HTLJ: Love Takes a Holiday, HTLJ: My Best Girl's Wedding, XWP : God Fearing ChildHTLJ : Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge.

Powers of sight, clairvoyance, prophecy, precognition, retrocognition: They are powers to see the present, the past (The Fates and The Norn) or the future (The Fates), and prophecy, an advanced version of precognition, the ability to see and count distant events in the future. Notables users: The Norn, Apollo (Oracle of Delphi) and The Fates. Iolaus began to predict the future after being struck by lightning but when he suffered a concussion in battle he lost that power and memories of when he had it.

Reference: XWP : God Fearing ChildHTLJ : Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge, HTLJ: Heedless Hearts, HTLJ: We'll Always Have Cyprus

Precognitive Dreaming: The gift to perceiving future events in dreams. Known users are Zeus and Hercules.

Reference: Hercules and the Circle of Fire , HTLJ: "Norse By Norsevest", "Darkness Rising", "Revelations, XWP : God Fearing Child

Power over Discord: The power to cause discord, conflict, disagreement, incompatibility between others. Notable user Discord.

Reference: HTLJ "Love on the Rocks

Power over Dreams and Sleep: The power to create, shape, enter and manipulate the dreams, including modifying, suppressing, fabricating, influencing, manifesting, sensing, and observing dreams as well as nightmares, daydreams, possibly including past ones, and sent or entrap someone in dreamworld. Notable user Morpheus.

Reference: XWP: DreamworkerYH In Your Dreams

Power over Memory: The power to control memories, allowing them to modify, fabricate, suppress, influence, repair, restore, erase, detect, and view them, also can project the memories onto others to give them knowledge (Mnemosyne Priest). Notable user Mnemosyne. Deianeira after dying had her memories erased by Hades, Hercules through a kiss was able to restore her memories, Hades later offered to erase the memories of Hercules and his family so they wouldn't suffer from his departure, Hercules accepted that the memories of his wife and children would be erased, but that his would be kept because in the world of the living, that was all he had.

Reference: Hercules and the Under World, HTLJ: The Other Side , XWP : Forget Me Not

Power over Luck: The user can manipulate luck, that can make an unlikely event either positive or negative to happen. Notable user Fortune.

Reference: HTLJ : Hero's Heart

Touch of Death: The power to cause death, either instantly or after certain time. Notable user Celesta.

Collecting Souls: Celesta and Hades has the power to collect the souls of the deceased mortals who's rightful time had come. Notable users are Hades and Celesta. Hera was able to take Almene's soul from the Elysian fields, so all the gods can probably do it.

Reference: HTLJ Regrets... I've Had a Few and XWP  Death in Chains.

Power over the Sunlight or light: The power to manipulate of sunlight, for increasing or decrease the heat and the light. Notable user Apollo.

Reference: YH: Apollo (episode)

Power over the Nature Elements: The power to manipulate the forces of nature and elements connected to it. All gods have access, but some gods have more ability than other gods. Notables users Demeter, Poseidon, Zeus, The Cabiri.

Referece: HTLJ: The Other Side, HTLJ: My Best Girl's Wedding, XWP: Ulysess (episode), The Lost Mariner.

Mind control / Suggestion / Illusions / Madness: The power to control the mind and subconscious of mortal beings. Can also suggest the mind with voices, sounds, illusions, as if they were his own subconscious with whom his talks and forces them to do anything and infect the mind with madness.Notables users The Furies. The demigod Deon, had powers of persuasion to force mortals to obey his vocal commands, Hercules managed to disobey Deon's vocal commands because he was also a demigod. For example the deities Artemis or Athena that in order to win the beauty contest, he projected respectively in Iolaus' mind that he would be the best hunter and the best philosopher. Contend entered Hercules' sleep through Morpheus and caused Hercules to murder his wife.

Reference: XWP Motherhood. HTLJ : The Power. HTLJ : The Apple. HTLJ : Judgment Day

Power over the imagination: The powerful ability that the user with his vivid imagination, can make any material, being or tool that originates from his imagination into reality. Notable users Evander.

Reference: HTLJ : Full Circle.