You may remember Apate as Eric’s other “teaching assistant”/minion of darkness in Reborn. She’s the goddess of trickery/deceit and has a much bigger presence in Relapse. Now that Jasper’s gone for good (…), Apate is next on Gamma Lambda Phi’s list of asses to kick back to Olympus. She also antagonizes Siobhan like it’s her raison d’etre. I’ve been having a blast writing her character, so thought I’d share!
Age: In Olympian years, a young adult
Physical Description: Petite; obsidian hair; creamy complexion; wine red lips; cat-like green eyes; often wears black; smells like iron and roses
Relationships: In Relapse, she sets her sights on Jimmy to be her “new toy” (poor Jimmy).
But her most important relationship is with her twin brother, Dolos, who Eric is holding captive to get Apate to do his bidding. Dolos is really the only person Apate would do anything for.
Goal: To free her brother
Obstacles: Being a spirit of deceit, she has trouble getting people to trust her. She also has a hard time trusting other people.
Strengths: Beautiful, confident, independent, doesn’t (usually) care what people think of her, loving (at least when it comes to her family)
Weaknesses: Jealous, suspicious, mischievous
Power: Apate and her brother can produce complex illusions, making others see/hear/taste/feel/smell whatever they want them to.
Who would play her in a movie: Phoebe Tonkin, of The Secret Circle/The Vampire Diaries/The Originals fame
Theme Song: Kesha’s “Cannibal”
“I’m impulsive. I do things for my own amusement, not really thinking through how it affects other people. Sometimes not really caring.”