Hilmes (ヒルメス Hirumesu? ), also known as Lord Silvermask (銀仮面卿 Ginkamen Kyō? ), is the major antagonist of the novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He is the son of Osroes, former King of Pars, and has blood relation with Arslan. He joined the Lusitanian Army and became a high commander in order to invade Pars and claim the throne.
2013 Manga and AnimeEdit
Hilmes is a very handsome man around his twenties with dark brown hair slicked back, with some strands hanging above his eyes. The right side of his face was burnt and conceals it with a silver mask.
He is usually seen wearing a black cloak on top of his outfits. Underneath his cloak, he wears a black long-sleeved shirt, black pants and knee high boots.
Hilmes is a man with high ambitions, wanting to be the successor of the throne before anyone. He is also cruel and is willing to do anything to achieve his ambitions. He slays whoever stands in his way including innocent people. He is extremely short-tempered, but is able to suppress his anger if it is inappropriate for the situation.
He bears an undying hatred towards Andragoras and enjoys seeing him in pain as a revenge for what happened 16 years ago.
Hilmes firmly believe that the throne is his right, and never questions his own abilities. The fact that many people among the skilled ones, such as Daryun and Narsus choose to follow Arslan enraged him.
A very skillful swordman, he is able to match Daryun, possibly being even better than him. However, due to the assassination attempt 16 years ago in which he was almost burned to death, Hilmes has acquired a deep fear of fire.
He shows his good side when dealing with the blind princess of Maryam.
Being the son of the former King Osroes, he was left to die in his burning home by his uncle and the current king of Pars, King Andragoras, which left him with a hideous scar on the right side of his face. He was saved by the Zahhāk Magi (ザッハーク魔道士) and let him to the kingdom of Maryam. He was left there to be hidden by Maryam's King. During the duration of his stay, he met the blind princess. it was only after he was ratted out by the king to the Lusitanias that he left to fulfill his revenge.
They first met at the Kingdom of Maryam when Hilmes was taken under of its King. He took interest with her since she was blind. He became her constant companion where Hilmes would describe things for her. He cares deeply for her to the point that he gave her a promise that he would take her with him if Hilmes could seize the throne. They met again on the land of Pars when the princess went looking for him.
- He is shown to be pyrophobic (afraid of fire), traumatized of what happened to the right side of his face.
- It was revealed by Kodansha Comics, the American publishers of the manga, that the official spelling of his name is "Hilmes".
- His English voice actor also voices Edward Elric from Arakawa's previous work Fullmetal Alchemist, while Arslan's voice actor voiced Alphonse in the original series and young Hohenheim in Brotherhood.
- His voice actor in the cassette books and OVA, Shūichi Ikeda is well known for voicing Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam, who is coincidentally a masked rival to the protagonist.
|Camp of Arslan|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Arslan • Daryun • Elam • Farangis • Gieve • Jaswant • Narsus|
|Animals:||Azrael • Baharam • Kayvan • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Andragoras III • Arslan • Bahman • Daryun • Esfan • Farangis • Garshasph • Hodir • Khayr • Kishward • Khurup • Kubard • Kushaeta • Husrab • Manuchurch • Narsus • Lucian • Osroes • Rukham • Shagad • Shapur • Tahamine • Tus • Zaravant • Vahriz|
|Animals:||Azrael • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Arzhang • Barcacion • Baudouin • Bodin • Etoile • Guiscard • Hildigo • Innocentius VII • Kharlan • Montferrat • Pedelaus • Sam • Silvermask • Xandes|
|Humans:||Asanga • Aravali • Bahadur • Baripada • Daravada • Gadevi • Gauvin • Jaswant • Karikala II • Kunthavai • Mahendra • Natapul • Nawada • Palvani • Par • Pradalata • Prakeshin • Prajiya • Rajendra • Salima • Taara|
|Humans:||Ilterish • Jimsa • Tokhtamysh|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Heyrtash|