History Characters / XenaWarriorPrincess

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* BattleCouple: With Ares.

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* BattleCouple: With Ares.Gabrielle.
27th Aug '17 4:50:32 PM TheNerevarine
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!! UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar (KarlUrban)

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!! UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar (KarlUrban)(Creator/KarlUrban)



* AdaptationalVillainy: While Athena could have been a [[GoodIsNotNice mean bitch]] in the myths, she was characterized as a mentor figure for several heroes. Here though, she becomes a FallenHeroine and ultimately turns into the BigBad after taking control of Olympus.
* AmbiguouslyGay: She is implied to be in a romantic relationship with her [[TheDragon favorite warrior Illanius]].



* FallenHeroine: Originally beloved by mortals for her wisdow, after hearing about the Twilight of the Gods prophecy she went fullblown evil.
* HotLibrarian: In "The Apple" episode, she manifests herself in [[http://hercules-xena.wikia.com/wiki/File:Athena_apple.jpg this form]] to win a BeautyContest with her sisters Aphrodite and Artemis.



* MsFanservice: Wears a Stripperific ChainmailBikini.

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* MsFanservice: Wears a Stripperific ChainmailBikini.ChainmailBikini and during a BeautyContest she dresses like a HotLibrarian to gain the golden apple.



%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter

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%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The same Brutus from real life.


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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Though not a big deal is made out of it, he is actually the first god ever killed in the series by Xena.
* TheEndOrIsIt: Every time he is killed, its unclear whether he will return or not next time. Even in his last appearance (chronologically the first one), its hinted that he may have survive but he never appeared alive again except on prequels.


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* RoguesGalleryTransplant: A retroactive example; Bacchus first appeared as a Xena enemy and died in his first episode, but its revealed in ''Series/YoungHercules'' that he used to fight regularly against Hercules in his early heroic career.
20th Jun '17 8:28:08 PM freyalorelei
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* AnnoyingArrows: Xena takes almost as many arrows as Callisto did in the featured picture, (pulling only some out), in the finale. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, she wasn't a god]] at the time.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Xena takes almost as many arrows as Callisto did in the featured picture, (pulling pulling only some out), out, in the finale. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for her, she wasn't a god]] at the time.



* 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

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* 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 crycry. Lawless herself stated that she based it on a traditional ululation of Middle Eastern women.



* DivineParentage: While it is never outright stated during the show, it is heavily, ''heavily'' implied that Ares took the form of Xena's father and then impregnated her mother, leading to her birth, which would make her a demigod and thus explain how she's capable of fighting at a level comparable to Hercules and standing toe-to-toe with other divine beings even before being expressly granted divine powers.

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* DivineParentage: While it is never outright stated during the show, it is heavily, ''heavily'' implied that Ares took the form of Xena's father and then impregnated her mother, leading to her birth, which would make her a demigod and thus explain how she's capable of fighting at a level comparable to Hercules and standing toe-to-toe with other divine beings even before being expressly granted divine powers.



* TheHeroine Obviously, see the title.

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* TheHeroine TheHeroine: Obviously, see the title.



* LadyLegionnaireWear: tended to have these in her outfits.

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* LadyLegionnaireWear: tended Tends to have these in her outfits.



* MsFanservice: She's an athletic and stuning woman who [[SleevesAreForWimps never wear sleeves]] and her clothes very often have her [[SheSGotLegs legs revealed]]. And, of course, Lucy Lawless is not bad...
* NotSoDifferent: From Zeus of all beings. An immaculate conception pregnancy with a child prophesied to herald the One God of Light that is supposed to destroy the current world order in favor of a new one. A baby that people attempt to murder to prevent the destruction it is supposed to bring about. This description matches the circumstances around both the births of Gabrielle's child in season 3 and Gabrielle's child in season 5. Xena tried to kill the baby in season 3 and Zeus tries to kill Xena's baby for the same reasons.

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* MsFanservice: She's an athletic and stuning stunning woman who [[SleevesAreForWimps never wear sleeves]] and her clothes very often have her [[SheSGotLegs legs revealed]]. And, of course, Lucy Lawless is not bad...
* NotSoDifferent: From Zeus Zeus, of all beings. An immaculate conception pregnancy with a child prophesied to herald the One God of Light that is supposed to destroy the current world order in favor of a new one. A baby that people attempt to murder to prevent the destruction it is supposed to bring about. This description matches the circumstances around both the births of Gabrielle's child in season 3 and Gabrielle's child in season 5. Xena tried to kill the baby in season 3 and Zeus tries to kill Xena's baby for the same reasons.



* RousseauWasRight: Though once a brutal warlord, she only raised an army in the first place to protect her home village from raiders. The death of her brother and then Caesar's betrayal helped push her over the edge.
* ShamuFu: Many times. Including that one when the defeated a whole army with it...

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* RousseauWasRight: Though once a brutal warlord, she only raised an army in the first place to protect her home village from raiders. The death of her younger brother and then Caesar's betrayal helped push her over the edge.
* ShamuFu: Many times. Including that one when the time she defeated a whole army with it...



* BoyishShortHair: Seasons 4, 5 and 6. She is a perfect example, with her [[AdrenalineMakeover impromptu haircut]] being a symbolic conclusion to her ComingOfAgeStory, and of her maturing from being Xena's young sidekick and protegee, to a mature, independent, ''strong'' woman, and fighter, with skills on par with Xena's own.

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* BoyishShortHair: Seasons 4, 5 and 6. She is a perfect example, with her [[AdrenalineMakeover impromptu haircut]] being a symbolic conclusion to her ComingOfAgeStory, and of her maturing from being Xena's young sidekick and protegee, protege, to a mature, independent, ''strong'' woman, and fighter, with skills on par with Xena's own.



* TechnicalPacifist: Gabrielle has no problem whacking people with her staff, [[ThouShaltNotKill but refuses to kill]]. For the first few seasons anyway. Becomes an ActualPacifist briefly after she and Xena travel to India in the fourth season.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Gabrielle has no problem whacking people with her staff, [[ThouShaltNotKill but refuses to kill]]. For the first few seasons seasons, anyway. Becomes an ActualPacifist briefly after she and Xena travel to India in the fourth season.



* 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 sais. Ares himself tells her when she tries to hunt him that when she first met she couldn't even pick up a blade.
* WanderingMinstrel: Gabrielle becomes a wandering Bard for a while, before becoming ActionGirl Jr.

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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 & hair, and a pair of sais. Ares himself tells her when she tries to hunt him that when she first met she couldn't even pick up a blade.
* WanderingMinstrel: Gabrielle becomes a wandering Bard bard for a while, before becoming ActionGirl Jr.



->''"Joxer the Mighty, He wanders through the countryside...''

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->''"Joxer the Mighty, He wanders he roams through the countryside...''



-->"A bloated merchant from Cyros tricked my brother, Malachis, out of his land. And when Malachis protested, the merchant had him killed. And the-powers-that-be did nothing about it. So, I delivered my own justice. I robbed that merchant, and I gave every dinar he had to the sick, the hungry, the poor. The merchant became a pauper. And, well, I became an outlaw... but not just any outlaw, either."

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-->"A bloated merchant from Cyros tricked my brother, Malachis, out of his land. And when Malachis protested, the merchant had him killed. And the-powers-that-be did nothing about it. So, I delivered my own justice. I robbed that merchant, and I gave every dinar he had to the sick, the hungry, the poor. The merchant became a pauper. And, well, I became an outlaw... but not just any outlaw, either."



* LoveableRogue: Made more loveable by being played by Creator/BruceCampbell himself.

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* LoveableRogue: Made more loveable lovable by being played by Creator/BruceCampbell himself.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Danielle Cormack, a native Kiwi, chose to use her own accent for a show that largely employed New Zealand actors but had them use American accents (with varying success). It works well for her character.



* AbsoluteCleavage: All her "outfit".

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* AbsoluteCleavage: All of her "outfit".



* CharacterDevelopment: In her first appearance in "Hercules", she's shown to be quite amoral, willing to start a war between two kingdoms so she could gain possession of the gold there. She was also willing to use her spells to age her own son's love interest because of how jealous she was that mortals considered Psyche more beautiful than her. However, by the episode Reign of Terror, she eventually learns to start genuinely caring for others and even sheds tears over one mortal who was on the brink of death.

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* CharacterDevelopment: In her first appearance in "Hercules", ''Hercules'', she's shown to be quite amoral, willing to start a war between two kingdoms so she could gain possession of the gold there. She was also willing to use her spells to age her own son's love interest because of how jealous she was that mortals considered Psyche more beautiful than her. However, by the episode Reign "Reign of Terror, Terror", she eventually learns to start genuinely caring for others and even sheds tears over one mortal who was on the brink of death.



** "The Green-Eyed Monster:" she plots against Psyche because everyone keeps saying how much more attractive the moral woman is than her.
** "For Him the Bell Tolls": she tries to break up an impending marriages because it would unite two kingdoms and cause some of temples on the shared border to be torn down.

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** "The Green-Eyed Monster:" she She plots against Psyche because everyone keeps saying how much more attractive the moral woman is than her.
** "For Him the Bell Tolls": she She tries to break up an impending marriages because it would unite two kingdoms and cause some of temples on the shared border to be torn down.



** "Fins, Femmes and Gems": she orchestrates the theft of the Mystic Diamond simply because she believes she alone should have such a prized object.

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** "Fins, Femmes and Gems": she She orchestrates the theft of the Mystic Diamond simply because she believes she alone should have such a prized object.



* MsFanservice: Invoked InUniverse (just watch her outfit). A beautiful blonde HotGoddess who wear alyaws revealing outfit.

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* MsFanservice: Invoked InUniverse (just watch her outfit). A beautiful blonde HotGoddess who wear alyaws always revealing outfit.



* PinkMeansFeminine: Her main outfit is pink (a transparent pink) and, like Goddess of the Love, she is the femininity personified.

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* PinkMeansFeminine: Her main outfit is pink (a transparent pink) and, like as the Goddess of the Love, she is the femininity personified.



* TookALevelInKindness: Though she is originally introduced as a scheming goddess, devious and almost as uncaring as Ares, she quickly evolves into a more benevolent fun-loving character, though still prone to mood-swings.

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* TookALevelInKindness: Though she is originally introduced as a scheming goddess, devious and almost as uncaring as Ares, she quickly evolves into a more benevolent fun-loving character, though still prone to mood-swings.mood swings.



* LanguageBarrier: She only speaks Gaelic, which Xena can't understand, and communicates largely with gestures. They become friends nonetheless [[spoiler:and M'Lila takes an arrow for Xena, unwittingly fueling her vengeance.]]



** 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 in a very literal sense, since [[spoiler: angel Callisto impregnated Xena as a way to atone for killing Solan, resultan resulting in Eve.]]
20th Jun '17 7:55:03 PM freyalorelei
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* TechnicalPacifist: Gabrielle has no problem whacking people with her staff, [[ThouShaltNotKill but refuses to kill]]. For the first few seasons anyway.

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* TechnicalPacifist: Gabrielle has no problem whacking people with her staff, [[ThouShaltNotKill but refuses to kill]]. For the first few seasons anyway. Becomes an ActualPacifist briefly after she and Xena travel to India in the fourth season.
19th Jun '17 1:58:03 PM SpideyTerry
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* AscendedExtra: Aphrodite is the second most frequently recurring character in the Xenaverse, after Ares. She appears in ten seasons across two shows; only Ares has appeared in more seasons.

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* AscendedExtra: When Aphrodite first appeared, it was alongside Athena and Artemis. While those two made some scattered appearances in the different shows, Aphrodite was the real breakout. She is the second most frequently recurring character in the Xenaverse, after Ares. She appears in ten seasons across two shows; only Ares has appeared in more seasons.



* DumbBlonde: At first, but she shows her true intelligence as the show progresses.

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* DrivenByEnvy: Whenever she's an antagonist, it's purely for this reason.
** "The Green-Eyed Monster:" she plots against Psyche because everyone keeps saying how much more attractive the moral woman is than her.
** "For Him the Bell Tolls": she tries to break up an impending marriages because it would unite two kingdoms and cause some of temples on the shared border to be torn down.
** "The Quill Is Mightier": Ares is able to manipulate her into taking action against Gabrielle by demonstrating that the bard's scrolls have made Xena more popular than her.
** "Fins, Femmes and Gems": she orchestrates the theft of the Mystic Diamond simply because she believes she alone should have such a prized object.
* DumbBlonde: At first, Subverted. She's not into books, but whether on ''Hercules'' and ''Xena'', she shows her true intelligence as the show progresses.is much smarter and conniving than she lets on.
-->'''Aphrodite:''' [[LampshadeHanging Hey, don't believe everything you hear about blondes.]]



%%* ADayInTheLimelight: "Key To The Kingdom."

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%%* * ADayInTheLimelight: "Key To The Kingdom."" Instead of just being a pawn in someone else's plot, she instigates the story and reveals a lot about what she wants out of life.



%%* HiddenDepths

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%%* HiddenDepths* HiddenDepths: A BookDumb tramp who actually longs for a healthy relationship and a family.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Particularly horses. She was suspected of killing Ravenica in "Takes One to Know One" because of the bounty hunter's notorious treatment of horses.



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Particularly horses. She was suspected of killing Ravenica in "Takes One to Know One" because of the bounty hunter's notorious treatment of horses.


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* CreateYourOwnHero: In the ''Series/YoungHercules'' PilotMovie, Herc was far more interested in meeting Zeus than performing any heroics. Then Ares attempted a takeover of Corinth and harmed his friends, so Hercules discovered his true purpose.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Bacchus could be quite the petty JerkAss in the Greek myths, [[JerkassGods nice]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Bacchus could be quite the petty JerkAss in the Greek myths, [[JerkassGods nice]]he wasn't a diabolic monster like the one in this show who aimed to conquer the land with an army of vampires. Hell, he is in fact so hated by his own family that his servants are (initially) BarredFromTheAfterlife.
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* 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.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: '''Inverted with prejudice''' - AdaptationalUgliness: A very exaggerated example since 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.demonic.
* AdaptationalVillainy: While Bacchus could be quite the petty JerkAss in the Greek myths, [[JerkassGods nice]]
* BackFromTheDead: Hercules was able to kill him during his teenage years in ''Series/YoungHercules'', but Bacchus returned to life sometime afterwards due to the fact only another Bacchae could kill him.


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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Towards Eurydice in ''Young Hercules'', whom he tried to force to be his bride.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: The only thing capable of permanently destroying him are his own servants, the Bacchae. So Xena allows Gabrielle to turn her into a Bacchae so she can deliver Bacchus the killing blow with a dryad bone.
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* ArchEnemy: To Xena. They could easily be the female versions of Batman and the Joker.

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* ArchEnemy: To Xena. They could easily be the female versions of Batman and the Joker.


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%%* SlasherSmile
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* AxCrazy: She's incredibly bloodthirsty, incredibly sadistic, and frequently fights with a manic grin on her face.

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* AxCrazy: She's incredibly bloodthirsty, incredibly sadistic, and frequently fights with a manic grin on her face. Just look at her!
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* BoyishShortHair: Seasons 4, 5 and 6.

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* BoyishShortHair: Seasons 4, 5 and 6. She is a perfect example, with her [[AdrenalineMakeover impromptu haircut]] being a symbolic conclusion to her ComingOfAgeStory, and of her maturing from being Xena's young sidekick and protegee, to a mature, independent, ''strong'' woman, and fighter, with skills on par with Xena's own.



* CartwrightCurse: Gabrielle has the ''worst'' luck with men.

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* CartwrightCurse: Gabrielle has the ''worst'' luck with men. All her male love interests end up either dead or disappeared by the end of the episode.
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