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Oh, I like the way you think. They sent me because I excel at messing things up.

–Cecil to Nico di Angelo, in The Blood of Olympus.

Cecil Markowitz is a Greek demigod son of Hermes at Camp Half-Blood.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Blood of Olympus

Hermes

Hermes, his father.

Cecil first appears when Nico di Angelo leaves the Romans Leila and Dakota, shadow traveling to the crest of Half-Blood Hill next to Thalia's Pine Tree where Will Solace, Lou Ellen, and Cecil where scouting the enemy. Nico at first does not see Cecil and the others as he is focused on studying the Romans following Octavian when Will makes there presence known. Nico does not recognize Cecil or Lou Ellen until Will introduces him as a demigod from the Hermes cabin. As Nico argues with Will about using his powers, it is noted that both Cecil and Lou Ellen look back and forth between the two as if "they were watching a really intense tennis match." Cecil states that he brought some Greek fire, but Nico vetoes his idea and instead asks Cecil if the son of Hermes could re-calibrate the aim of the onagers toward the other firing lines. Cecil grins at this and comments that that's why they sent him there because he's great at messing things up. Cecil works on each onager while the other demigods guard him in case any Romans suspect or notice anything over the Mist from Lou's magic. While heading toward the third machine, they are noticed and Nico uses his powers to bring up skeleton warriors to fight the Romans. Cecil joins in this fight while Will fusses over Nico. After the small fight, Cecil comes back limping, looking like he had pulled a muscle and points out to the two arguing demigod that they had missed the fight. During all the bickering, the Romans, Octavian, and the cynocephali came up. After Reyna brings the Athena Parthenos back to the Greeks and Gaea awakening, he presumably fought monsters and helped free the Romans.

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

Cecil is one of the campers to vanish when the Grove of Dodona was threatened by Nero. He was eventually freed by Austin Lake and when he, Apollo and the other captives flew back to camp on female Myrmekes and distracted Nero's automation.

Abilities

  • Enhanced Theft Abilities: As a son of Hermes, Cecil is able to supernaturally steal things without people noticing, even other demigods.
  • Clauditiskinesis: Cecil can magically sense the internal structure and mechanisms of any lock he touches, and is able to make it unlock, even telekinetically. This does not work on cursed locks, though.
  • Lock Intuition: Cecil can also identify curses and traps placed on locks. If he concentrates hard enough, he can deactivate them.
  • Money manipulation: Since Hermes is the god of merchants, Cecil is presumably quite good with money.
The Trials of Apollo
Core Series: The Hidden Oracle | The Dark Prophecy | The Burning Maze | The Tyrant's Tomb
Main Characters: Apollo/Lester Papadopolous | Meg McCaffrey | Peaches | Leo Valdez | Calypso | Grover Underwood | Piper McLean | Reyna Ramírez-Arellano
Minor Characters: Percy Jackson | Sally Jackson | Nico di Angelo | Will Solace | Chiron | Rachel Elizabeth Dare | Thalia Grace | Mrs. O'Leary | Festus | Cade | Mikey | Kayla Knowles | Austin Lake | Harley | Connor Stoll | Miranda Gardiner | Cecil Markowitz | Ellis Wakefield | Sherman Yang | Damien White | Malcolm Pace | Paolo Montes | Germani | Agamethus | Hemithea | Josephine | Georgina | Lityerses | Olujime | Hunter Kowalski | Sssssarah | Trophonius | Prickly Pear | Aloe Vera | Joshua | Gleeson Hedge | Mellie | Chuck Hedge | Naevius Sutorius Macro | Incitatus | Crest | Tristan McLean | Medea | Jason Grace | Herophile | Lavinia
Olympian Gods: Zeus | Hera | Poseidon | Demeter | Ares | Athena | Artemis | Hephaestus | Aphrodite | Hermes | Dionysus | Hades
Minor Gods: Nero | Iris | Britomartis | Commodus | Styx | Caligula
Titans: Rhea | Leto | Mnemosyne | Helios
Monsters and Magical Creatures: Python | Nosoi | Karpoi | Palikos | Myrmeke | Colossus Neronis | Blemmyae | Gryphon | Carthaginian Serpent | Scythian Dracaena | Cynocephali | Centaur | Cyclops | Yale | Satyr/Faun | Dryad | Strix | Dragon | Pandai | Eurynomoi
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