History Characters / XenaWarriorPrincess

3rd Feb '17 4:20:54 AM SpideyTerry
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* AccidentalMurder: "The Convert" sees him score his first kill ever. It was a complete fluke and against a notorious warlord, but he still feels disgusted with himself.



* FireForgedFriends: With Iolaus

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* FireForgedFriends: With IolausIolaus. Their first meeting was Autolycus leaving Iolaus to deal with the fallout of a robbery, which nearly got him executed. They're not pleased to run into each other a couple years later, but they develop an understanding after overcoming adventures involving [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a vicious hunter, Ares, and a giant chicken]].



* GoldFever: Zig-Zagged. He's a thief that loves dinars, gold, jewels, and anything else of value. There are times when he knows to avoid robbing people like warlords, but his compulsion has also caused him to steal from gods or cursed objects under the belief it wouldn't come back to bite him.
-->'''Hercules:''' You didn't have to steal it in the first place.\\
'''Autolycus:''' Don't ya see, man?! I've got a problem! It's a sickness. If I were the last man on Earth, I'd steal from myself.



* UndyingLoyalty: For all his snarking and posturing, he's completely devoted to his friends.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Averted. She dies quickly into "Endgame," but much of the episode revolves around the fallout of and reaction to her death.



%%* KilledOffForReal

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%%* KilledOffForReal* KilledOffForReal: Killed in battle by Brutus.





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\n* WorthyOpponent: After killing her, Brutus refers to her as one of the best sword fighters he's ever come across.




%%* PosthumousCharacter

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%%* PosthumousCharacter* PosthumousCharacter: He's been dead for ten years by the time we first hear his name.



** Lampshaded by Gabrielle wanting to make sure Minya said "thespian" and not something else.



%%* BroughtDownToNormal: Three times. He always gets better.

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%%* * BroughtDownToNormal: Three times. He always gets better.But never permanent.
** In-between "Intimate Stranger" and "Ten Little Warlords," his godhood is stolen from him by Sisyphus, and he struggles to get along.
** Gabrielle accidentally does this to him in "The Quill Is Mightier..." (though he handles it much better than Aphrodite).
** Over on ''Hercules'', Dahak entering the world and coming to Greece affects all of the Olympians. Ares demonstrates a little bit of power here and there, but he's severely weakened and slowly loses what little ability he has.
** At the end of Season 5, he sacrifices his godhood to revive Gabrielle and Eve. This one stuck the longest, as it's not until halfway through Season 6 that the god of war makes a comeback.



%%* DatingCatwoman: With Xena.

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%%* * DatingCatwoman: With Xena.Xena. He often flirts with her, though she always rebuffs him. By Season 5, he found that he sincerely loved her.



* HeroKiller: He killed Ephiny in battle.




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* WideEyedIdealist: He sincerely believed Caesar was his friend and had Rome's best interests at heart.
28th Dec '16 9:30:54 PM DukePresley
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* BadassNormal: When first introduced.


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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler:After eating ambrosia]]


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* HellBentForLeather: Her regular outfit.


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* MsFanservice: Her regular outfit is more fanservicey than Xena.


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* VillainessesWantHeroes: With Hercules in the ''Hercules'' crossover.
23rd Dec '16 5:34:43 PM SpideyTerry
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%%* GracefulLoser: Often with Xena, but never with Hercules.

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%%* * GracefulLoser: Often with Xena, but never with He often congratulates Xena when she gets the better of him (most notably in "The Reckoning"). This does not extend to others, though, especially Hercules.



%%* WorthyOpponent: Considers Xena to be one.


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%%* * WorthyOpponent: Considers Xena to be one.

one. He often speaks of his regard for her talents, even as she's about to foil his plans.




* AndIMustScream: After she [[spoiler: dies the first time]], Callisto's existence boils down to this. She is so consumed with hate for Xena killing her family that she can't find peace even in death. (In the ''HTLJ'' "Surprise" episode, her version of Tartarus is simply her alone and screaming in agony.) It gets worse when she realizes there is nothing she can do to Xena to make her feel the same way.

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* AndIMustScream: After she [[spoiler: dies the first time]], Callisto's existence boils down to this. She is so consumed with hate for Xena killing her family that she can't find peace even in death. (In the In "Intimate Stranger" (as well as "Surprise" from ''HTLJ'' "Surprise" episode, ), her version of Tartarus is simply being confronted with her alone guilt and screaming in agony.) agony. It gets worse when she realizes there is nothing she can do to Xena to make her feel the same way.



* DeathSeeker: Outright stated several times. When Velasca asks her if she has a death wish, she replies, "You know, it's funny, I think I do." Later, in "Sacrifice", she requests that Hope kill her in exchange for Callisto helping her. It's also implied that she hopes for Xena to kill her almost as much as she wants to make Xena suffer; even though Xena grants her wish [[DeathIsCheap a couple of times]], [[BackFromTheDead it rarely sticks]].

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* DeathSeeker: Outright stated several times. When Velasca asks her if she has a death wish, she replies, "You know, it's funny, I think I do." Later, in "Sacrifice", she requests that Hope kill her in exchange for Callisto helping her. her help--saying she wants total oblivion instead of going to an afterlife. It's also implied that she hopes for Xena to kill her almost as much as she wants to make Xena suffer; even though Xena grants her wish [[DeathIsCheap a couple of times]], [[BackFromTheDead it rarely sticks]].sticks]].
* DemotedToDragon: Defied during those occasions she works with Ares ("Intimate Stranger" and the "Armageddon Now" two-parter). She has no intention of following orders, only doing so to get what she wants and then casting him aside afterwards.



* DragonWithAnAgenda: She really couldn't care less about the goals of Hope or Mephistopheles; she only sees them as means to getting what she wants (death and revenge, respectively). She even splits from Hope because it's taking too long for her to get her reward.



* LightIsNotGood: She appears in "The Ides of March" as a WomanInWhite in order to contrast her appearance and evil goals.
* NeverMyFault: While Xena's army did kill her family and ruined her life, she refuses to take responsibility for murdering countless innocent people as part of her quest for revenge. Even her own mother's spirit told her that these people didn't need to die.



%%* WomanInWhite: In “The Ides of March”



%%* EvilCounterpart: To Ephiny.

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%%* * EvilCounterpart: To Ephiny.Ephiny. Neither took Gabrielle's Right of Caste seriously, but Ephiny grew to respect her, while Velasca sees her as an obstacle and then her enemy.



* MotiveDecay: Deconstructed through two appearances. She starts out wanting to take over the tribe, seeking to improve the Amazon Nation and bend it to her own vision. However, she grows to personally hate Gabrielle for opposing her and wrecking her standing. When she becomes a full god, she focuses on trying to kill Gabrielle instead of taking over the tribe or killing the Centaurs. Velasca even admits to Gabrielle that the Amazon Nation is dead and that she's going to instead remake the world itself instead of concern herself with Amazon matters.



%%* AntiChrist

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%%* AntiChrist* AntiChrist: The daughter of a mortal woman and a GodOfEvil.
* TheChosenOne: Dahak's followers see her as his means of remaking the world. She's only too happy to take part.



* EvilCounterpart: To Hercules--being a powerful half-mortal that serves her full god father.



%%* FetusTerrible

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%%* FetusTerrible* FetusTerrible: She strangles one of the knights working with Xena and Gabrielle to protect her.



* EvilerThanThou: Hades denounces him as "the biggest worm in the family."



* NoodleIncident: The battle between his cult and Xena's army.




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* TakeOverTheWorld: On ''Series/YoungHercules'', his ultimate goal is to gain enough followers to take over the mortal world.
17th Dec '16 2:25:32 PM freyalorelei
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Also in a very literal sense, since [[spoiler: angel Callisto impregnated Xena as a way to atone for killing Solan, resultan in Eve.]]

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Also **Also in a very literal sense, since [[spoiler: angel Callisto impregnated Xena as a way to atone for killing Solan, resultan in Eve.]]



* PsychoForHire: often enemies of Hercules or Xena will try to use her to their ends, and she goes along with it in the hope that causing Xena the same crushing agony that she experiences will stop it.

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* PsychoForHire: often Often enemies of Hercules or Xena will try to use her to their ends, and she goes along with it in the hope that causing Xena the same crushing agony that she experiences will stop it.



* PyroManiac: she has a horrible obsession with fire. A very unhealthy one.
* ReformedButRejected: [[spoiler:the look on Callisto's face after Xena has given her Light and Gabrielle tells her about her horrific crimes is, in itself a BreakTheCutie moment. She looks absolutely heartbroken.]]

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* PyroManiac: she She has a horrible obsession with fire. A very unhealthy [[FreudianExcuse albeit justified]] one.
* ReformedButRejected: [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The look on Callisto's face after Xena has given her Light and Gabrielle tells her about her horrific crimes is, in itself a BreakTheCutie moment. She looks absolutely heartbroken.]]



* TraumaCongaLine: she went through BreakTheCutie as a little girl and then the hits just kept on coming, with the hate, anger, and pain building to insane heights. She's a rather odd example in that all her attempts to ''stop'' the pain amount to her trying to harm others, and so she unintentionally instigates the events that cause her ''more'' pain. She ''does'' in fact get DrivenToMadness by the sheer agony and her emotional spectrum is so fractured that often she can't feel anything at all.

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* TraumaCongaLine: she She went through BreakTheCutie as a little girl and then the hits just kept on coming, with the hate, anger, and pain building to insane heights. She's a rather odd example in that all her attempts to ''stop'' the pain amount to her trying to harm others, and so she unintentionally instigates the events that cause her ''more'' pain. She ''does'' in fact get DrivenToMadness by the sheer agony and her emotional spectrum is so fractured that often she can't feel anything at all.



--> '''Callisto:''' [[WhamLine You do now]].

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--> '''Callisto:''' [[WhamLine You do Well, you have now]].



-->'''Xena''': Pompey was a friend. And Crassus. Crassus was a friend too. I was once a very good friend of his. But maybe you're different.

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-->'''Xena''': Pompey was a friend. And Crassus. Crassus was Crassus, wasn't he a friend too. friend, too? I was once a very good friend of his. But maybe you're different.special.



->''"Where were you Artemis, when the name of the Amazons became a joke?!"''

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->''"Where were you you, Artemis, when the name of the Amazons Amazon became a joke?!"''
joke told by old men in taverns?!"''



'''Xena:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner 'Cause if she's dying in my future, that means she's alive!]]

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'''Xena:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner 'Cause if she's dying in my future, that means she's alive!]]alive in my present!]]



-->'''Gabrielle:''' Hope... when I gave you that poison-\\

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-->'''Gabrielle:''' Hope... when I gave you that poison-\\



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Several people try to kill her before she's even born and continue even afterward. Even her mother, Gabby, abandons and then attempts to kill her. Despite this, Hope is willing to forgive her mother and wants to be close with her. Gabby's not interested. To be fair, the reason why this is, is because not only did Hope kill someone in cold blood within an ''hour'' of being born, all that she is interested in is to kill and torture people. Yes, she wants Gabby to be close with her... so they can both take over the world and kill everyone within it. Her intrinsic nature is geared towards murder and torture, even though she knows that it is wrong and that not only would Gabrielle disapprove of her actions but that they cause great pain and suffering (she lied and manipulated Gabrielle of her own volition when she killed Solan and tried to pretend she was innocent). However, ''HER'' child could be considered the real WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.


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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Several people try to kill her before she's even born and continue even afterward. Even her mother, Gabby, abandons and then attempts to kill her. Despite this, Hope is willing to forgive her mother and wants to be close with her. Gabby's not interested. To be fair, the reason why this is, is because not only did Hope kill someone in cold blood within an ''hour'' of being born, all that she is interested in is to kill and torture people. Yes, she wants Gabby Gabrielle to be close with her... her...so they can both take over the world and kill everyone within it. Her intrinsic nature is geared towards murder and torture, even though she knows that it is wrong and that not only would Gabrielle disapprove of her actions but that they cause great pain and suffering (she lied and manipulated Gabrielle of her own volition when she killed Solan and tried to pretend she was innocent). However, ''HER'' child could be considered the real WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.




->''"I've poisoned your water supply. What will you give them when their dying of thirst, love?"''

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->''"I've poisoned your water supply. What will you give them when their they're dying of thirst, love?"''
17th Dec '16 2:13:00 PM freyalorelei
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Also in a very literal sense, since [[spoiler: angel Callisto impregnated Xena as a way to atone for killing Solan, resultan in Eve.]]
17th Dec '16 2:06:29 PM freyalorelei
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* ContraltoOfDanger: Xena's voice is much deeper than Gabrielle's, since between the two, Xena is a seasoned fighter, while Gaby is a bard.

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* ContraltoOfDanger: Xena's voice is much deeper than Gabrielle's, since between the two, Xena is a seasoned fighter, while Gaby Gabrielle is a bard.



* MsFanservice: She's an athletic and stuning woman who [[SleevesAreForWimps never wear sleeves]] and her clothes very often have her [[SheSGotLegs legs revelaed]]. And, of course, Lucy Lawless is not bad...

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* MsFanservice: She's an athletic and stuning woman who [[SleevesAreForWimps never wear sleeves]] and her clothes very often have her [[SheSGotLegs legs revelaed]].revealed]]. And, of course, Lucy Lawless is not bad...



* TheStrategist: she is an honestly ''brilliant'' military commander and strategist. There is a ''very'' good reason why she got the title "Destroyer Of Nations" and why in just ten years she became one of the most formidable warlords of all time.

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* TheStrategist: she She is an honestly ''brilliant'' military commander and strategist. There is a ''very'' good reason why she got the title "Destroyer Of Nations" and why in just ten years she became one of the most formidable warlords of all time.



* TookALevelInBadass: Her earliest costume was a very modest dress while later episodes had her with a green midriff revealing top and a skirt with her fighting staff. And later a more revealing costume, shorter hair & a pair of Sai. Ares himself tells her when she tries to hunt him that when she first met she couldn't even pick up a blade.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Her earliest costume was a very modest dress while later episodes had her with a green midriff revealing top and a skirt with her fighting staff. And later a more revealing costume, shorter hair & a pair of Sai.sais. Ares himself tells her when she tries to hunt him that when she first met she couldn't even pick up a blade.



* WeaponOfChoice: Her staff, and (in later seasons) her Sais.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Her staff, and (in later seasons) her Sais.sais.



Caesar's nephew and future Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}. He was just a boy when Xena met him. He adopted Eve when her mother was presumed dead.

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Caesar's nephew and future Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}. He was just a boy when Xena met him. He adopted Eve when her mother was presumed dead.
dead [[{{Squick}} and later tries to marry her.]]
15th Nov '16 5:34:32 PM TheNerevarine
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* ParentalFavoritism: Spent years estranged from Xena after the death of Lyceus because Cyrene blamed Xena for his death. She never mentions Toris, Xena's other brother.Then, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome no one else does either.]]


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* ParentalFavoritism: Spent years estranged from Xena after the death of Lyceus because Cyrene blamed Xena for his death. She never mentions Toris, Xena's other brother.Then, Then again, [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome no one else does either.]]




%%* TheEmperor
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%%* TheEmperor
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
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* TheEmperor: What he is fated to become for Rome.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: He is a real-life figure, though better known by his name Augustus.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Despite his very infamous nature as a manipulative chessmaster, he is portrayed in a very positive light in this series becoming a surrogate father for Xena's daughter.




%%* KnightOfCerebus

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%%* KnightOfCerebus* KnightOfCerebus: Every episode she appears is unlikely to have any campy or light-hearted moments.


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!!Bacchus (Anthony Ray Parker / Kevin Smith)
The Greek God of Debauchery.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: '''Inverted with prejudice''' - Bacchus (or Dyonisius as he is better known among Greeks) tends to be either depicted as a PrettyBoy or as an middle-aged fat man. This version of him, on the other hand, is outright demonic.
* BigRedDemon: Bacchus has blood-red skin and large curved horns.
* TheExile: He is effectively an outcast among the gods and his servants are barred from entering the Elysium fields.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: He is able to turn people into Bacchae - who are pretty much evil vampires.
1st Nov '16 8:58:19 AM rafi
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* TheAce: Xena can outfight anyone she comes up against, even when she's sick (or crazy), and the fact that she can outsmart gods makes her a bigger GuileHeroine than Gabrielle.

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* NinetiesAntiHero: It's all there; stripperiffic costume, [[TheAtoner a dark, violent past]], [[XtremeKoolLetterz a name that is spelt with an "X"]], a distinct lack of compunction about killing her enemies, frequent brooding, sarcasm and extreme badassery.
* TheAce: Xena can outfight anyone she comes up against, even when she's sick (or crazy), and the fact has many skills that she can outsmart gods makes acquired during her extensive travels to many parts of the ancient world over a bigger GuileHeroine than Gabrielle.period of many years. In particular, she has shown remarkable skill and prowess in hand-to-hand combat, displaying numerous acrobatic tricks and the ability to disable and/or otherwise kill multiple opponents at one time. Along with her sword and chakram, she has also shown great proficiency with other weapons such as batons, daggers, and whips. She is also a formidable tactician, inspirational leader, and strategic thinker.



* BadassNormal: Xena can outfight anyone she comes up against, even when she's sick (or crazy), and the fact that she can outsmart gods makes her a bigger GuileHeroine than Gabrielle.



* BattleCry: Xena often utilized a signature war cry, "Alalaes." Her cry was an alternate writing for "Alale" (or "Alala"), who in Greek mythology was the female personification of the war cry



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the finale.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: In the finale. Xena's quest for redemption ends when she sacrifices herself to kill the Japanese demon Yodoshi, which is holding the souls of the dead. Xena fights a Japanese army by herself and they kill her. Xena, now a spirit, fights and kills Yodoshi. Xena decides to stay dead so the souls of the 40,000 she (accidentally) killed years ago can be released into a state of peace.]]



* NinetiesAntiHero: It's all there; stripperiffic costume, [[TheAtoner a dark, violent past]], [[XtremeKoolLetterz a name that is spelt with an "X"]], a distinct lack of compunction about killing her enemies, frequent brooding, sarcasm and extreme badassery.



%%* WomanInBlack

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%%* WomanInBlack
1st Nov '16 7:50:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: She is probably the queen of television badasses!
30th Sep '16 8:08:28 PM LordYAM
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* TookALevelInBadass: Her earliest costume was a very modest dress while later episodes had her with a green midriff revealing top and a skirt with her fighting staff. And later a more revealing costume, shorter hair & a pair of Sai.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Her earliest costume was a very modest dress while later episodes had her with a green midriff revealing top and a skirt with her fighting staff. And later a more revealing costume, shorter hair & a pair of Sai. Ares himself tells her when she tries to hunt him that when she first met she couldn't even pick up a blade.
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