- "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 was a major character in the series True Blood. Played by starring cast member Joe Manganiello, Alcide debuted in "It Hurts Me Too" in the series' third season and remained a prominent character through the series' fourth, fifth, and sixth seasons. He was a werewolf and owned a construction company with his father in Shreveport, LA. Alcide was depicted as a tall man with brown eyes, and thick, tousled black hair. He has an older sister named Janice. During flashbacks in the Season 5 episode "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", he was portrayed by co-star Blake Michael.
Alcide was a loyal, respectful and decent man who came from a poor family that worked hard to have the wealth they achieved. He always cared for his friend's safety and was 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 despised violence and unsuccessfully tried to cover up Nicole's escape. When Rikki confronted him with Nicole and Nicole's mom capture, proving the packmaster lied to his own pack, Rikki charges Alcide with the assistance of two female werwolves but Alcide finishes them off though he restrains from killing them. He then walks away and turned his back on werewolf society, befriending Sam Merlotte once again.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Alcide was a Werewolf. He seemed to be more powerful than an average human or a werewolf. 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 was white, slightly brownish, and his eyes were orange. ("I Got a Right to Sing the Blues") He also seems to have had some experience with guns, since he harbored 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 have been a skilled fighter, having overcame most of his opponents through his fighting skills and strength.
- He is the second major character to die in the final season, after Tara Thornton.
|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"|
|Season seven appearances|
|"Jesus Gonna Be Here"||"I Found You"||"Fire in the Hole"||"Sick of Goodbyes"|
|"Return to Oz"||"Karma"||"One Last Time"||"TBA"|