- "I abjure you. I see you no longer. I hunt with you no longer. I share flesh with you no longer."
- ―Alcide to Debbie[src]
Alcide Herveaux is a major character in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth seasons. 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 appears in The Southern Vampire Mysteries/Sookie Stackhouse Novels by author Charlaine Harris that True Blood is based upon. He is a were (a full blooded werewolf) who owns a surveying company with his father in Shreveport, LA. Alcide is depicted as a tall man with green eyes, and thick, tousled black hair. He has a younger sister named Janice.
Alcide was in a relationship with Debbie Pelt, and the two were engaged. Debbie left him a month before the events of "It Hurts Me Too". She is marrying Cooter, the leader of the werewolves in Jackson. Alcide felt something for her, until he began to be interested in Sookie Stackhouse.
Alcide comes to Sookie's house to help keep her safe while she is in Jackson as a way to repay Eric Northman for a favor. He takes her to Lou Pine's, a bar frequented by werewolves. When a biker named Gus tries to force himself on Sookie, Alcide has to jump in and rescue her. ("It Hurts Me Too")
When Sookie tends his wounds after the fight at Lou Pine's, the two discuss Debbie. After Sookie receives a phone call from Bill, Alcide comforts Sookie after she is dumped via telephone. When Sookie wants to go to Debbie's engagement party at Lou Pine's, he refuses, but changes his mind when he finds out that Debbie is addicted to "V". When Sookie is accosted by Debbie, Alcide comes to her rescue. Debbie tells Alcide she's happier now then when she was with his "pussy pack." Sookie interjects that Alcide is there to save her and that seems to have an impact on Debbie. Eventually Cooter walks over but Debbie tells Cooter that he should let Alcide stay and watch, since that's the only way he'll understand and leave them alone. After Debbie's branding ceremony, while Coot is on the stage, he forces all the werewolves in the bar to start changing. Fearing for Sookie, Alcide warns her that they need to leave. ("9 Crimes")
The next day, Sookie wants Alcide to take her to meet Russell. Alcide refuses, but their squabbling is interrupted by Debbie, who has shown up to see Alcide. She says she's there to save his life. After Debbie leave, the two go to speak with Alcide's packmaster. The packmaster says there's nothing they can do, that Russell is ancient and has had weres working for him for centuries. He warns Alcide to "Obey" and leaves. After the two return to Alcide's apartment, Sookie is visited by Bill Compton who warns her that she is in danger and ask Alcide to take her away. Seconds later Russell and Cooter break in and Coot knocks out Alcide. ("Trouble")
The next morning Alcide enters Russell's estate in his wolf form to look for Sookie. He meets Tara Thornton, who was looking for a car for her escape with Sookie. After catching up with the scared Tara, the two realize they are on the same side. ("I Got a Right to Sing the Blues")
He and Tara take his truck to the "slave quarters" to get Sookie and Bill. Tara thinks Bill is dead but Sookie convinces them that he's still alive and she needs help moving him. As Alcide and Tara are helping Sookie, Debbie walks in with a gun. She and Alcide argue while Sookie and Tara watch on. Alcide tells Debbie that he knows she loved him at one point. She admits that she would have done anything for him but he wouldn't give her a baby. He apologizes but she says it is too late. They argue a bit more until Sookie screams and Tara tackles Debbie and pushes her against a wall. Debbie is disarmed and Alcide picks up the gun just as Cooter walks in. Cooter goes to attack Alcide but Alcide shoots him in the chest and then the head, killing Cooter right in front of Debbie.
Debbie is distraught and enraged by Cooter's death. Alcide tells her that he had no choice but Debbie says he did and he decided to protect a "fangbanger" (Sookie). She advances on Alcide but he points the gun at her. Alcide tells Sookie and Tara to get Bill out to the truck. While they are busy, Debbie threatens to hunt Alcide down. Alcide tells her he believes her and then locks her inside the building with a deceased Cooter and the puddle of goo that was once Lorena Krasiki.
Alcide and Tara get in the front of the truck while Sookie stays in the back with Bill. Alcide runs over a werewolf that was chasing the truck. A while after escaping the estate, Alcide tells Tara to breathe. Eventually they pull over so Alcide can take a leak and Tara checks on Sookie. They discover that Bill has nearly killed Sookie. They leave Bill behind and rush Sookie to a hospital. They wait around for news about her and the doctor eventually comes and tells them that Sookie's body has rejected the blood transfusion because she has no blood-type. Alcide is confused and states that everyone has a blood-type.
Alcide stays with Tara at the hospital even after Lafayette and Jason arrive. He even waits around that night, while Bill is there. Alcide continues to look over Sookie, until he feels he is not needed any further. He tells her goodbye at her porch, and heated chemistry is seen between the two. ("Night on the Sun") He is only called back later, when Eric is in need for his assistance once again. ("Evil is Going On")
- See "Alcide Herveaux/Season 4"
During the year between season 3 and season 4, Alcide has made up with Debbie Pelt.
The two are now living together in a nice home, unassociated from all packs and off of V. Given the events of season 3, Sookie is shocked to see Alcide forgive her once more, and insists this is a bad idea. However, Sookie understands Alcide's longing affection for his longtime girlfriend, and cautiously supports his decision.
Early on, Alcide is approached by the leader of the local pack, Marcus Bozeman. Marcus expresses his appreciation of Alcide's natural leadership, strength, and balanced thinking. He asks Alcide to join their pack as a high ranking wolf, but refuses the offer. But as the quiet life starts to wear on Debbie, she asks Alcide to reconsider Marcus' offer, and the two join the pack.
Alcide is called by Sookie to hunt for Eric, after Eric (after getting drunk on the Faerie blood of Claudine) runs off into the night and remains missing throughout the day. Alcide hunts down Eric playing in a small pond, and returns him to Sookie's house. Later that evening Debbie can smell that Alcide had shifted during the day, and Alcide casually explains the situation looking for Eric. However, it is clear that Debbie remains somewhat unstable from season 3, and demonstrates her insecurity over Alcide's relationship with Sookie.
Alcide agrees to serve as an intimidator for Marcus during a confrontation with a supposed wife-stealer, who turns out to be Sam (who is actually Tommy, shifted into Sam form). Marcus fights Tommy/Sam dirty, and nearly kills him. Alcide rushes a dying Tommy to Merlottes, where the real Sam holds Tommy in his last moments. Sam swears vengeance against Marcus, with Alcide somewhat siding with him, having realized his pack master is a psycopath.
During the course of the season, it turns out Marcus has become closer with Debbie behind Alcide's back. Debbie is insists Alcide does not love her and has been unfaithful with Sookie, while Marcus has grown bored with Alcide's noble character- the two agree to elope together. While Alcide is helping Sam, Sam finds that his girlfriend's daughter (also the daughter of Marcus) Emma has been kidnapped by Marcus. Foolishly, Marcus takes Emma to meet Debbie and Alcide and Debbie's house.
Emma takes Alcide's phone to call her mom, when Alcide sees that the call is coming from his house. Putting the pieces together, he and Sam rush to his house to confront Marcus. During this time, Sam and Marcus engage in a fair fight to settle Tommy's murder. Sam wins the fight but does not kill Marcus- he instead leaves Marcus on the floor, to go on living life in disgrace. Marcus however grabs a gun to kill Sam, when Alcide quickly steps in and breaks Marcus' neck without a second thought.
With Marcus dead and the situation resolved, Alcide turns his sights on Debbie, who he now knows was unfaithful to him despite his valant attempts to give her everything. On the spot, Alcide abjures Debbie; abolishing their history and effectively ending their life together completely.
- See "Alcide Herveaux Season 5"
- See "Alcide Herveaux Season 6"
Powers & Abilities Edit
Alcide is a Werewolf. He seems to be more powerful than an average Human or a Werewolf, but weaker than a Vampire of a 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") Werewolves appear to have heightened senses while in Human form, Alcide tracked down Sookie with Debbie. ("Cold Grey Light of Dawn")
|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"|