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Villainous lawyer Athena Burns

(Chloe: "He's a cold-blooded murderer. How could he get you to do all this?") Obviously, you've never met him. He's not what you'd expect. He's charming. And handsome and when he looks you in the eyes, I don't care who you are. You are defenseless against him.
~ Athena Burns claiming that her villainous actions were caused by Ben Rivers' charm

Athena Burns (Erica Cerra) is a hidden villainess from "Mr. and Mrs. Mazikeen Smith," episode 3.03 of Lucifer (airdate October 16, 2017). She is the lawyer for Ben Rivers, who was accused in the murder of two teenagers.

The murders took place two years prior to the events, after which Rivers went on the run and was hiding out in Canada in the episode. As revealed later on, Athena turned heel and helped Rivers evade police, as she had developed romantic feelings for Rivers while representing him. In addition to helping Rivers escape, the evil Athena sent money to Rivers to assist him financially while he was on the run.

Athena was interviewed by Lucifer Morningstar and Chloe Decker regarding Rivers, with the villainess claiming that she hadn't seen him in two years. However, Chloe uncovered phone conversations between Athena and Rivers, and after Athena attempted to walk off, Lucifer used his power to reveal the truth: Athena loved Rivers and had helped him escape. In response to Chloe's question regarding a motive, Athena blamed Rivers' charm and looks; claiming that they caused Athena's heel turn and made her defenseless. It was later revealed that--unbeknownst to Athena--Rivers was framed by Lt. Herrera (the actual killer), though Athena's fate remained unknown.


Villainesses played by Erica Cerra.

Erica Cerra
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