same as panflute bug i reported where she would sleep, but have no sleeping animation. If you use a flingomatic or an ice hound, it will freeze the hermit and she will stay frozen in place for a while, but she will have no freeze animation herself.
use a ice hound and kill it near the hermit. or use a flingomatic and have it douse something on fire at the hermit's feet. it will freeze the hermit, but she has no freeze animations.