|Television||Hercules: The Animated Series|
|Personality|| Now: Patient, Caring
Formerly: Obsessive, Possessive, Violent, Insane
|Affiliation||Aphrodite, Prometheus Academy|
|Goal|| Now: To be her own person
Formerly: To be with Hercules
|Allies||Hercules, Icarus, Cassandra|
|DisLikes||Formerly: Any woman who goes near Hercules|
|Powers and Abilities||Can shape her clay body into any form imaginable|
|Fates||Gains free will|
|Quote||"I'M CRAZY ABOUT YOU!!!"|
Galatea is a character from Hercules: The Animated Series. Inspired by the classic Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, she is a clay statue that was sculpted by Hercules and brought to life by Aphrodite so she could be Herc's date for the Aphrodesia Dance.
Hercules (animated series)Edit
Hercules and the Dream DateEdit
When Hercules looks for a date for the Aphrodite Dance, he takes inspiration from the stories of Pygmalion, the art teacher of Prometheus Academy that sculpted himself a wife, Hercules sculpts himself a date with mediocre results and asks Aphrodite to bring her to life after improving on her figure. Taking looks as a greater priority over a personality, Hercules only specifies that Galatea be crazy over him. However, things get out of hand as Galatea becomes over-protective of Hercules and paranoid over him talking to any woman other then herself. It escalates to a point where Hercules and Pegasus drop her off on a small island off the coast and dumps her. However, absorbing sediment and walking on the sea floor of the Mediterranean, Galatea makes her way back to Athens and crashes the Dance in a more statue-like form creating various weapons from her hands and using her abilities to merge with the stone in the building. But a fire breaks out and dries Galatea out while Hercules makes a rescue attempt. Aphrodite arrives finding the party in ruin and brings Galatea to life after Hercules learned his lesson and gives her a free will. No longer interested in Hercules, Galatea chooses to date Ajax instead. Aphrodite also comments that not everyone learns the lesson, pointing out to Hercules that the Pygmalion story is true and his wife is indeed the mythological version of Galatea.
Trivia: Jennifer Aniston, who plays Galatea, and Lisa Kudro, who plays Aphrodite, were castmates on the television show Friends, and Jen Aniston was also dating Tate, the voice of Hercules, at the time.