- "That's what death does, rips the ground right out from under your feet, makes you wonder if it was ever there to begin with, but it was and it will come back."
Alcide Herveaux is a major character in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth season of True Blood. He is played by starring cast member Joe Manganiello and debuts in "It Hurts Me Too". He is also played in flashbacks by co-star Blake Michael in the episode "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". He is a werewolf and owns a surveying company with his father in Shreveport, LA. Alcide is depicted as a tall man with brown eyes, and thick, tousled black hair. He has an older sister named Janice.
Alcide is a loyal, respectful and decent man who came from a poor family that worked hard to have the wealth they achieved. He always cares for his friend's safety and is also quick to take people under his wing.
Alcide was raised in a Were society that highly appreciates and respects women, which made him highly vulnerable to their (mainly Debbie's) manipulation. He has grown through his painful experiences from being a kind of naive man, to be more strong and mature.
Recently Alcide accepted the role of packmaster, a position he never aspired to have. While being packmaster, Alcide was more aggresive and became more of a leader than a lone wolf. He did enjoy the benefits of packmaster, such as control over the pack and have any female pack member he wants. However, even though Alcide inherited the flesh of JD, most of his pack, like Rikki, ignores his commands.
Alcide's pack's agressive behaviour and murder of the students who tried to persuade them to reveal their existence publicly frustrates him. He despises violence and unsuccessfully tries to cover up Nicole's escape. When Rikki confronts him with Nicole and Nicole's mom capture, proving the packmaster lied to his own pack, Rikki charges Alice with the assistance of two female werwolves but Alcide finishes them off though he restrains from killing them. He then walks away and turn his back on werewolf society, befriending Sam Merlotte once again.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Alcide is a Werewolf. He seems to be more powerful than an average human or a werewolf, and equal to a Vampire of moderate age. A testament of his strength is his fight with Marcus Bozeman, where he was able to kill him with one blow. In his wolf form his fur is white, slightly brownish, and his eyes are orange. He displayed superhuman speed to catch up with Tara in Human form. ("I Got a Right to Sing the Blues") He has taken down newborn vampires and can easily knock them down. He also seems to have some experience with guns, since he harbors a shotgun. Werewolves appear to have heightened senses while in Human form, Alcide tracked down Sookie with Debbie. ("Cold Grey Light of Dawn") Alcide has also shown himself to be a skilled fighter, having overcome most of his opponents through his fighting skills and strength.
|Season three appearances|
|"Bad Blood"||"Beautifully Broken"||"It Hurts Me Too"||"9 Crimes"|
|"Trouble"||"I Got a Right to Sing the Blues"||"Hitting the Ground"||"Night on the Sun"|
|"Everything Is Broken"||"I Smell a Rat"||"Fresh Blood"||"Evil is Going On"|
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Sunset"||"Save Yourself"|
|Season six appearances|
|"Who Are You, Really?"||"The Sun"||"You're No Good"||"At Last"|
|"Fuck the Pain Away"||"Don't You Feel Me"||"In the Evening"||"Dead Meat"|