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Hermiod
Hermiod
Biographical information
Race

Asgard

Home planet

Unknown

Gender

Asexual (male personality)

Died

2007

Political information
Rank

Engineer

Allegiances
Out of universe information
Appearances

Hermiod - List of Appearances

Actor

Trevor Devall (voice)

"Is he supposed to be naked like that?"
John Sheppard[src]

Hermiod was an Asgard advisor assigned to the Daedalus to oversee the various technological advances the Asgard provided for it.

BiographyEdit

2005Edit

"Hermiod isn't gonna like that."
Lindsey Novak[src]
During the Battle of Atlantis, Hermiod was forced to use Asgard transporters to beam nuclear warheads aboard the attacking Wraith Hive Ships, which he did with reluctance since using the technology in such a manner was strongly disapproved of by the Asgard. (SGA: "The Siege, Part 3")
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On the Daedalus' second trip to Atlantis, he discovered the Wraith computer virus and worked with Dr. Rodney McKay to eradicate it. He also saved the life of McKay and Lt. Colonel John Sheppard by raising the hangar shield when the virus opened the hangar doors. (SGA: "The Intruder")

When The Trust planted a bomb in Atlantis and the Daedalus received a message from Stargate Command, he modified the hyperdrive in order to get in range to transmit the message in time. Later, he used the Asgard transporter to remove the Goa'uld from Colonel Steven Caldwell. (SGA: "Critical Mass")

When the Daedalus was dispatched to help on the planet Halcyon, Hermiod beamed out all the human life signs on a hive ship before its destruction, saving the lives of Sheppard's team and all the Halcyonites held on the ship. Sheppard states that Hermiod is their new hero as a result and McKay nearly hugged him for what he did. McKay just responded by stating that Hermiod gave off "that weird Roswell vibe." (SGA: "Halcyon")

2006Edit

McKay: "Oh, come on. I understand you're an Asgard and everything, but even you've gotta feel a bit of an adrenaline buzz."
Hermiod: "My body does not possess the adrenal gland that produces epinephrine in your system. And even if I did, I would not be as easily impressed."
Rodney McKay and Hermiod's relative reactions to the wealth of data provided by Michael's Queen[src]

When the Stargate on Taranis was destroyed by the Volcano, Dr. Elizabeth Weir diverted the Daedalus on its way back from Earth. He determined the amount of time remaining until the eruption. (SGA: "Inferno")

During the brief alliance with Nightwind's hive ship, Hermiod worked with McKay to break the Wraith jamming code, at one point surprising McKay by leaving the Daedalus to help. Together, the two manage to break the code, but Hermiod finds their countermeasure ineffective during the following battle and is unable to find an effective way to break through afterwards. (SGA: "Allies")

Following the battle, Hermiod helps to conduct emergency repairs to the Daedalus and transfers all non-essential power to the shields so that they will hold longer in the following battle. (SGA: "No Man's Land")

After the Daedalus returns to Atlantis from the battle, Hermiod spends a great deal of time repairing the hyperdrive. Hermiod eventually clears the ship to fly, albeit reluctantly. Caldwell then launches the Daedalus to M8G-352 despite Hermiod's reservations as he rightly suspects Sheppard might need their help. (SGA: "Misbegotten")

When Dr. Rodney McKay and Jeannie Miller were working on the matter bridge project, they consulted Hermiod on the veracity of their coding. Later, Rod enlists Hermiod's help to return to his own alternate reality. As part of Rod's plan, Hermiod beams him out of Atlantis using the Daedalus transporter and then into the energy stream on McKay's command, allowing Rod to return to his own universe. (SGA: "McKay and Mrs. Miller")

He is last mentioned by name when McKay finds a way to increase the Daedalus' shield power, he requests Dr. Weir to let Hermiod know about it and give him a call if he needed any help understanding the base code. (SGA: "Tao of Rodney")

FateEdit

Being in the Pegasus Galaxy it is unknown whether he was among the rest of the Asgard when they committed mass suicide, though it seems likely, given that he hasn't been seen since. (SG1: "Unending")

When Mckay believed he was about to be recaptured by the Vanir, he starts babling about how one of his best friends is an Asgard, he was likely talking about Hermiod. (SGA: "The Lost Tribe")

PersonalityEdit

As Hermiod was likely the first Asgard most Tau'ri had ever seen in person, this often lead to newer crew members and visitors to the Daedalus to stare at him, a reaction he found annoying. He tended to mutter to himself in Asgard whenever the Tau'ri did something to frustrate him; however his relationship with the Daedalus crew and the Atlantis expedition had improved with time. Hermiod also claimed to be very hard to impress though at times he was shown to be impressed such as when Sheppard pulled an incredible maneuver in an F-302. Hermiod was shown to be dedicated to his work and while not always pleased with what was asked of him by the Daedalus crew or what was done with the Asgard technology of the ship, he would comply with their requests, however reluctantly.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Hermiod (Old Norse: Hermóðr, "war-spirit") is a figure in Norse mythology, where he is a son of Odin, and is often considered the messenger of the gods.
  • Hermiod's mumbling in Asgard are sentences in English played backwards.
  • Deleted scenes in Be All My Sins Remember'd show Colonels Carter and Caldwell discussing the fate of Hermiod.

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