History Series / XenaWarriorPrincess

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* AlternateRealityEpisode: "Remember Nothing" (Xena never becomes a warlord) and "When Fates Collide" (Caesar & Xena rule Rome).

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* AlternateRealityEpisode: "Remember Nothing" (Xena never becomes a warlord) and "When Fates Collide" (Caesar & and Xena rule Rome).



* AnachronismStew: Anteas (Abraham) almost-sacrifice of Icus (Isaac) [c.2000BC?], the siege of Troy [12th or 13th century BC], the reign of Julius Caesar [49-44BC], and the birth of Christ [c. 4BC] all happening during the same three years. The Stew gets thicker in later seasons with such events as Octavius' rule of Rome [27BC-4AD], Cleopatra and Antony's affair, Katanas [~15th century AD onward] and the events depicted in the poem Beowulf [~6th century AD].

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* AnachronismStew: Anteas Anteas' (Abraham) almost-sacrifice of Icus (Isaac) [c.2000BC?], the siege of Troy [12th or 13th century BC], the reign of Julius Caesar [49-44BC], and the birth of Christ [c. 4BC] all happening during the same three years. The Stew gets thicker in later seasons with such events as Octavius' rule of Rome [27BC-4AD], Cleopatra and Antony's affair, Katanas katanas [~15th century AD onward] onward], and the events depicted in the poem Beowulf [~6th century AD].



* AxCrazy: Callisto. Xena when she was a Warlord. [[spoiler:Najara]].

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* AxCrazy: Callisto. Xena when she was a Warlord.warlord. [[spoiler:Najara]].



* BeachEpisode: "Here She Comes, Ms. Amhipolis" starts with Xena and Gabrielle admiring the New Zealand coast then they see a bunch of scantily clad women running on the beach [[Series/{{Baywatch}} in slow motion]].

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* BeachEpisode: "Here She Comes, Ms. Amhipolis" Amphipolis" starts with Xena and Gabrielle admiring the New Zealand coast coast, then they see a bunch of scantily clad scantily-clad women running on the beach [[Series/{{Baywatch}} in slow motion]].



* BrokenPedestal: In "The Execution", Gabrielle is devastated by [[spoiler: Maleager's confession that he really did kill someone.]] Invoked by Xena:

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* BrokenPedestal: In "The Execution", Gabrielle is devastated by [[spoiler: Maleager's Meleager's confession that he really did kill someone.]] Invoked by Xena:



** Then there's the "loud-speaking-thing" (it's a primitive type of megaphone) in "Altared States".

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** Then there's the "loud-speaking-thing" "loud-talking-thing" (it's a primitive type of megaphone) in "Altared States".



** Elias (spelling? "Ilainus") and Athena are canon. When Ares taunts her with "Worried about your girlfriend" Athena turns away from him in the middle of a fight to see how she's doing. Any guesses as to how they ended up?

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** Elias (spelling? "Ilainus") Ilainus and Athena are canon. When Ares taunts her with "Worried about your girlfriend" girlfriend?" Athena turns away from him in the middle of a fight to see how she's doing. Any guesses as to how they ended up?



* CanonDiscontinuity: Coming up to the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc, many things that were very integral parts of the setting were ignored so it could come to pass. Firstly, killing a real god (not just an ambrosia upgrade) has been shown in past seasons and in ''Hercules'' to rock the foundations of reality. The Olympus gods embody (or are personifications of, even) different aspects of humanity, and when a god loses his powers or dies, the control they had over that aspect goes insane and humanity is deeply affected (as is shown in 'Ten Warriors' when Ares loses his godhood and everyone goes crazy with uncontrolled anger and violence). When [[spoiler:Strife died, Hercules felt it all the way in another dimensions and even says that "something terrible has happened]], indicating that the death of a God was an unnatural phenomena. Always, the Olympus Gods were insanely powerful and usually quite intelligent, being {{Jerk Ass}}es a lot of the time and bullying a few humans, but are never shown actually oppressing humanity (i.e. they are not evil). There was a reason only Hercules dealt with the problems of the Gods and not Xena: a mortal just can't compete with the power of the Gods (even though Xena was on par with Ares in terms of one-on-one combat). For 'Twilight', the Gods' powers were brought down insanely, they all became evil idiots - with the characters of ''every single God except Aphrodite'' ignored, with their actions in this Arc making no sense as far as many characters were concerned (including Athena, who is supposed to be the BigBad of this Arc) - and were basically mortals with pyrotechnics (with none of the inventive and intrinsic use of their powers that had been shone previously), and Xena got a literal DeusExMachina upgrade that [[spoiler:anything she does hurts the Gods]]. [[spoiler:Killing the Gods]] had no impact on humans or the universe at large. Oh, and Eli's [[spoiler:sacrifice to prove to people that the Way of Love meant that they no longer needed to worship the Gods and that they would be gotten rid of by the people turning away from them, unafraid, and them being down-powered to just supernatural beings]]? Completely forgotten.
** There's also the fact that ''"Hercules"'' had already established that in the future [[spoiler:Zeus was still alive]], and if we take it that ''Xena'' is based on the Xena Scrolls that Gabrielle wrote, and yet the Greek Gods are alive at the time of the show's production, that basically indicates that either A) [[spoiler:For a god, "Death" is a temporary thing and they come back after a while]], or B) Gabrielle was lying her ass off about the entire ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. Unless the episode ''Yes, Virginia, There is Hercules'' of ''Hercules'' season 4 hasn't been retconned, those are the only two explanations that make sense.[[note]]Although Strife is alive in that episode so either the plot point of his death was an elaboration the writers cooked up (in-universe) or A is correct. However, there is precedent for Gabrielle elaborating and/or lying in her scrolls, so either wouldn't be surprising[[/note]].

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Coming up to the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc, many things that were very integral parts of the setting were ignored so it could come to pass. Firstly, killing a real god (not just an ambrosia upgrade) has been shown in past seasons and in ''Hercules'' to rock the foundations of reality. The Olympus gods embody (or are personifications of, even) different aspects of humanity, and when a god loses his powers or dies, the control they had over that aspect goes insane and humanity is deeply affected (as is shown in 'Ten Warriors' "Ten Little Warriors" when Ares loses his godhood and everyone goes crazy with uncontrolled anger and violence). When [[spoiler:Strife died, Hercules felt it all the way in another dimensions and even says that "something terrible has happened]], happened"]], indicating that the death of a God was an unnatural phenomena. Always, the Olympus Gods were insanely powerful and usually quite intelligent, being {{Jerk Ass}}es a lot of the time and bullying a few humans, but are never shown actually oppressing humanity (i.e. they are not evil). There was a reason only Hercules dealt with the problems of the Gods and not Xena: a mortal just can't compete with the power of the Gods (even though Xena was on par with Ares in terms of one-on-one combat). For 'Twilight', the Gods' powers were brought down insanely, they all became evil idiots - with the characters of ''every single God except Aphrodite'' ignored, with their actions in this Arc making no sense as far as many characters were concerned (including Athena, who is supposed to be the BigBad of this Arc) - and were basically mortals with pyrotechnics (with none of the inventive and intrinsic use of their powers that had been shone previously), and Xena got a literal DeusExMachina upgrade that [[spoiler:anything she does hurts the Gods]]. [[spoiler:Killing the Gods]] had no impact on humans or the universe at large. Oh, and Eli's [[spoiler:sacrifice to prove to people that the Way of Love meant that they no longer needed to worship the Gods and that they would be gotten rid of by the people turning away from them, unafraid, and them being down-powered to just supernatural beings]]? Completely forgotten.
** There's also the fact that ''"Hercules"'' ''Hercules'' had already established that in the future [[spoiler:Zeus was still alive]], and if we take it that ''Xena'' is based on the Xena Scrolls that Gabrielle wrote, and yet the Greek Gods are alive at the time of the show's production, that basically indicates that either A) [[spoiler:For a god, "Death" is a temporary thing and they come back after a while]], or B) Gabrielle was lying her ass off about the entire ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. Unless the episode ''Yes, "Yes, Virginia, There is Hercules'' Hercules" of ''Hercules'' season 4 hasn't been retconned, those are the only two explanations that make sense.[[note]]Although Strife is alive in that episode so either the plot point of his death was an elaboration the writers cooked up (in-universe) or A is correct. However, there is precedent for Gabrielle elaborating and/or lying in her scrolls, so either wouldn't be surprising[[/note]].



* TheCatfish: In "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Xena is exposed to Aphrodite's magical perfume Obsession while holding a fish, and becomes obsessed with catching Solaris; a giant, wily fish in a lake that always eluded her as a child. She eventually hooks it, but has to abndon her line to save Gabrielle.
* CelebrityParadox: According to "Soul Possession", Creator/BruceCampbell does exist... and has a sizable fee for appearing at conventions.
* CerebusSyndrome: The first two seasons were heavy on camp and occasionally had a serious episode. Then, in Season 3, [[spoiler:Gabrielle got pregnant with her FetusTerrible daughter, Hope]], setting off a season-long storyline meant to put Xena and Gabrielle through emotional hell. Also, the Season 3 finale ended on a cliffhanger featuring [[spoiler:Gabrielle and Hope dying in a firey pit.]] Subsequent seasons had even less comedy.

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* TheCatfish: In "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Xena is exposed to Aphrodite's magical perfume Obsession while holding a fish, and becomes obsessed with catching Solaris; Solaris, a giant, wily fish in a lake that always eluded her as a child. She eventually hooks it, but has to abndon abandon her line to save Gabrielle.
* CelebrityParadox: According to "Soul Possession", Creator/BruceCampbell does exist... and has a sizable fee for appearing at conventions.
* CerebusSyndrome: The first two seasons were heavy on camp and occasionally had a serious episode. Then, in Season 3, [[spoiler:Gabrielle got pregnant with her FetusTerrible daughter, Hope]], setting off a season-long storyline meant to put Xena and Gabrielle through emotional hell. Also, the Season 3 finale ended on a cliffhanger featuring [[spoiler:Gabrielle and Hope dying in a firey fiery pit.]] Subsequent seasons had even less comedy.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Not necessarily applying to the series itself but Xena's character in Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys is a bit different than the character we would come to know. Evil Xena in her debut episode "The Warrior Princess" shows no signs of morals and is willing to sleep with and kill her soldiers to get what she wants a far cry from the warrior with honor even in her warlord days. The second episode "The Gauntlet" was more in line with the Xena we would know, establishing her as having a code of honor and getting rid of the implication that she slept with her soldiers to gain their loyalty. However the third episode "Unchained Heart" turns Xena into a DistaffCounterpart of Hercules. Thankfully the series goes with the honorable warrior interpretation rather than the Formerly evil now good Girl Scout version.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Not necessarily applying to the series itself but Xena's character in Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys is a bit different than the character we would come to know. Evil Xena in her debut episode "The Warrior Princess" shows no signs of morals and is willing to sleep with and kill her soldiers to get what she wants wants, a far cry from the warrior with honor even in her warlord days. The second episode "The Gauntlet" was more in line with the Xena we would know, establishing her as having a code of honor and getting rid of the implication that she slept with her soldiers to gain their loyalty. However However, the third episode "Unchained Heart" turns Xena into a DistaffCounterpart of Hercules. Thankfully the series goes with the honorable warrior interpretation rather than the Formerly formerly evil now good Girl Scout version.



** The "Hinds Blood Dagger", which originated on ''Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'', but later appeared on Xena in "Sacrifice 2".
** Surprisingly, NOT the Chakram.

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** The "Hinds "Hind's Blood Dagger", which originated on ''Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'', but later appeared on Xena ''Xena'' in "Sacrifice 2".
** Surprisingly, NOT the Chakram.chakram.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In a season one episode Xena's older brother Taris turns up. He hadn't been mentioned before, and never is again.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In a season one episode Xena's older brother Taris Toris turns up. He hadn't been mentioned before, and never is again.



** Season 2: ''The Xena Scrolls''. Arguably the most well-known of the bunch, as it marked the franchise's start of casting familiar actors as their characters' descendents. Set during the WWII-era, a timid professor (Xena), a tough archeologist (Gabrielle) and a supposed French soldier (Joxer) explore a temple containing the imprisoned Ares.

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** Season 2: ''The Xena Scrolls''. Arguably the most well-known of the bunch, as it marked the franchise's start of casting familiar actors as their characters' descendents.descendants. Set during the WWII-era, a timid professor (Xena), a tough archeologist (Gabrielle) and a supposed French soldier (Joxer) explore a temple containing the imprisoned Ares.



** Season 4: ''Deja Vu All Over Again''. A geeky fan thinks she's Xena reincarnated so her boyfriend takes her to a past life specialist - only to find they are the characters' descendants (but with Xena and Joxer switched around).

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** Season 4: ''Deja Vu All Over Again''. A geeky fan thinks she's Xena reincarnated reincarnated, so her boyfriend takes her to a past life specialist - only to find they are the characters' descendants (but with Xena and Joxer switched around).



* ContrivedCoincidence: the entire ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. The number of improbable and ridiculous plot, character ''and setting'' contrivances that were required to pull off everything ''from the very beginning when Zeus dies'' to the end of this trainwreck are just one of the reasons this arc was so badly received and universally panned. Although deciding to get rid of the underlying premise of three different series with the writers who wrote "Married with Fishsticks" sounds like the pilot of a SadistShow sit-com that didn't make it to air.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: the The entire ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. The number of improbable and ridiculous plot, character ''and setting'' contrivances that were required to pull off everything ''from the very beginning when Zeus dies'' to the end of this trainwreck are just one of the reasons this arc was so badly received and universally panned. Although deciding to get rid of the underlying premise of three different series with the writers who wrote "Married with Fishsticks" sounds like the pilot of a SadistShow sit-com sitcom that didn't make it to air.



** In Season 3 episode "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Xena does this to Gabrielle when Gabrielle's singing a song about herself (ItMakesSenseInContext).

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** In the Season 3 episode "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Xena does this to Gabrielle when Gabrielle's singing a song about herself (ItMakesSenseInContext).



** As mentioned on the ''HTLJ'' page, Hades. He rules the Underworld and tends to dress in all-black, but is a fairly pleasant guy.

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** As mentioned on the ''HTLJ'' page, Hades. He rules the Underworld and tends to dress all in all-black, black, but is a fairly pleasant guy.



** This is also supported in ''Hercules'', which basically introduces the idea that the Underworld for all humans basically has as many countries as the world above it, but that those who are inherently good are drawn into the Light (based on the basic Creative Force (opposite of Daehak)) (e.g. Heaven, the Elysian Fields, Vallhalah etc.) and those who are evil are drawn into the Dark (e.g. Hell, Tartarus etc.). There's also places where you can travel into Eternity as well, and be reincarnated. And apparently there are many spiritual levels to reality as well (which humans cannot see).

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** This is also supported in ''Hercules'', which basically introduces the idea that the Underworld for all humans basically has as many countries as the world above it, but that those who are inherently good are drawn into the Light (based on the basic Creative Force (opposite of Daehak)) Dahak)) (e.g. Heaven, the Elysian Fields, Vallhalah Valhalla etc.) and those who are evil are drawn into the Dark (e.g. Hell, Tartarus etc.). There's There are also places where you can travel into Eternity as well, and be reincarnated. And apparently there are many spiritual levels to reality as well (which humans cannot see).



* DeconstructiveParody: "A Day in the Life" pokes fun at little things usually overlooked like how do Xena and Gabrielle know which direction to go, how do they get food, how do they pass the time, hygiene, the call of nature, etc. Through the characters of Hower and Minya, the show also pokes fun at the fandom.

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* DeconstructiveParody: "A Day in the Life" pokes fun at little things usually overlooked overlooked, like how do Xena and Gabrielle know which direction to go, how do they get food, how do they pass the time, hygiene, the call of nature, etc. Through the characters of Hower and Minya, the show also pokes fun at the fandom.



** The Amazon Queen Cyanae, however, used this trope to humiliate Xena when Xena ambushed her by ripping the clothes Xena herself was wearing right off of her and then dressing herself in them, leaving Xena naked but for a tiny loincloth, forcing an angry and humiliated Xena to flee in shame.

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** The Amazon Queen Cyanae, Cyane, however, used this trope to humiliate Xena when Xena ambushed her by ripping the clothes Xena herself was wearing right off of her and then dressing herself in them, leaving Xena naked but for a tiny loincloth, forcing an angry and humiliated Xena to flee in shame.



** The God of Love wants the Gods destroyed so man will be his own master and no subject to the oppression and dictates of any God... well, except Him, of course. Despite His commandments and dictates being far more oppressive and determinative than any of that of the Greek Gods, but ''They'' are the oppressive tyrants!
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, virtually every major supporting character has suffered a violent death, Hercules was forced to kill his own father, the nonhuman races like Centaurs are doomed to extinction, the Amazons are doomed setting back women's rights, the ancient pantheons will eventually fade away into nothing with only a few gods surviving with their replacement being better is questionable at best, Ares is one of the few gods left and free to manipulate humanity with no one really around to stop him, it is unknown if Xena ever got the redemption and peace she wanted leaving her dead and Gabrielle is left wandering the world with all those she loved dead.]]

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** The God of Love wants the Gods destroyed so man will be his own master and no subject to the oppression and dictates of any God... well, except Him, of course. Despite His commandments and dictates being far more oppressive and determinative than any of that of the Greek Gods, but ''They'' are the oppressive tyrants!
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler:By the end of the series, virtually every major supporting character has suffered a violent death, Hercules was forced to kill his own father, the nonhuman races like Centaurs are doomed to extinction, the Amazons are doomed setting back women's rights, the ancient pantheons will eventually fade away into nothing with only a few gods surviving with their replacement being better is questionable at best, Ares is one of the few gods left and free to manipulate humanity with no one really around to stop him, it is unknown if Xena ever got the redemption and peace she wanted leaving her dead dead, and Gabrielle is left wandering the world with all those she loved dead.]]



* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. Almost everybody's style of handling any weapon, but primarily Xena's mighty physics-defying Chakram and Gabrielle's Sais. If you can jump and do a flip in the air, that's how the viewers know you're a badass.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning. Almost everybody's style of handling any weapon, but primarily Xena's mighty physics-defying Chakram chakram and Gabrielle's Sais.sais. If you can jump and do a flip in the air, that's how the viewers know you're a badass.



* FaceHeelTurn: The Archangel Michael goes from devout servant of righteousness and protector of souls to a cackling villain who sets Eve up to die to martyr her. The same might be said for the God of Love because Michael was working with said beings full knowledge if not orders.
** In "In Sickness and in Hell" Argo has a falling-out with Xena and lets the villain of the piece use her as a mount. When Xena finds out how the guy accomplished this..

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* FaceHeelTurn: The Archangel Michael goes from devout servant of righteousness and protector of souls to a cackling villain who sets Eve up to die to martyr her. The same might be said for the God of Love because Michael was working with said beings being's full knowledge if not orders.
** In "In Sickness and in Hell" Argo has a falling-out with Xena and lets the villain of the piece use her as a mount. When Xena finds out how the guy accomplished this..this....



* FatteningTheVictim: Gabrielle and Virgil are captured by a CannibalTribe in "The Abyss" episode that keep their victims in a hut filled with food. While imprisoned, they meet a fellow prisoner called Rubico who managed to stay off the menu by staying skinny with diet and exercise so that he would be less appetising then his fellow captives.

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* FatteningTheVictim: Gabrielle and Virgil are captured by a CannibalTribe in "The Abyss" episode that keep their victims in a hut filled with food. While imprisoned, they meet a fellow prisoner called Rubico who managed to stay off the menu by staying skinny with diet and exercise so that he would be less appetising then appetizing than his fellow captives.



** The Chakram, Xena's primary weapon.

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** The Chakram, chakram, Xena's primary weapon.



* ForegoneConclusion: Depending on one's knowledge of history or myththology, some episodes can become this (though can just as easily not be so, particularly if the show takes liberties or say, substitutes Xena for Cleopatra). Of note, when it looks like Xena may end up becoming the ruler of Hell, then this guy Lucifer shows up, it's not hard to guess what happens...

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* ForegoneConclusion: Depending on one's knowledge of history or myththology, mythology, some episodes can become this (though can just as easily not be so, particularly if the show takes liberties or say, substitutes Xena for Cleopatra). Of note, when it looks like Xena may end up becoming the ruler of Hell, then this guy Lucifer shows up, it's not hard to guess what happens...happens....



* GreaterScopeVillain: Dahak is once referred to as "The blind force behind every evil deed".

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Dahak is once referred to as "The blind force behind every evil deed".deed."



* HeroOfAnotherStory: A ''literal'' example if you replace the word "story" with "show." In a season five episode Xena and Gabrielle are given the means to explore the history of the Amazons, discovering that the culture was formed after a young woman from the 20th century was pulled back in time. Sounds pretty out there (even by this show's standards) and that's because the whole thing is comprised of footage from a failed pilot called ''Amazon High'' that Rob Talpert transferred wholesale into ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: A ''literal'' example if you replace the word "story" with "show." In a the season five episode "Lifeblood", Xena and Gabrielle are given the means to explore the history of the Amazons, discovering that the culture was formed after a young woman from the 20th century was pulled back in time. Sounds pretty out there (even by this show's standards) and that's because the whole thing is comprised of footage from a failed pilot called ''Amazon High'' that Rob Talpert Tapert transferred wholesale into ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.



One episode set in the modern day, with the Xena TV show existing had Xena reincarnated in one of Joxer's identical descendants, marrying Gabrielle reincarnated in one of Gabrielle's identical descendants. Their friend was Joxer reincarnated in one of Xena's identical descendants. Then, a later episode showed Ares appearing to switch them back into the bodies that look like they used to look, with the result being that Gabrielle and Xena were alive in the modern era and were about to get married as wife and wife. And they were cloned, with heavy implications that their modern day clones were a couple. And then their identical descendents met up in the 1940's which ended up with the pretty explicit implication that these two people would become life partners (although neither were actual reincarnations of Xena and Gabrielle, even if Xena's spirit hijacked her descendent's body for a while), even though at the time same sex marriage was illegal. So really, Gabrielle and Xena's relationship is confirmed, it just doesn't appear to happen until their various reincarnations.

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One episode set in the modern day, with the Xena TV show existing had Xena reincarnated in one of Joxer's identical descendants, marrying Gabrielle reincarnated in one of Gabrielle's identical descendants. Their friend was Joxer reincarnated in one of Xena's identical descendants. Then, a later episode showed Ares appearing to switch them back into the bodies that look like they used to look, with the result being that Gabrielle and Xena were alive in the modern era and were about to get married as wife and wife. And they were cloned, with heavy implications that their modern day clones were a couple. And then their identical descendents descendants met up in the 1940's 1940s which ended up with the pretty explicit implication that these two people would become life partners (although neither were actual reincarnations of Xena and Gabrielle, even if Xena's spirit hijacked her descendent's body for a while), even though at the time same sex marriage was illegal. So really, Gabrielle and Xena's relationship is confirmed, it just doesn't appear to happen until their various reincarnations.



** The fact that the reasoning behind Xena's quest was that "the pagan Gods are oppressing humanity and we must free humanity from them" when although humans ''did'' fear the Gods, the Gods were really just personifications of their different aspects and very rarely interfered with human affairs on the whole (even Ares influence on real world events was limited), did ''not'' make this hijacking any easier to swallow. The contrived reasoning to kill the pagan Gods basically ended up sounding like the twisted paranoid propaganda of a tyrant trying to eradicate his rivals. It didn't make the 'God of Love' look very good when he was urging wholesale war and slaughter. (Not that after this reasoning was introduced, the writers didn't hurry and try to justify it, derailing the characters of more than one God in their attempt to justify "tyranny that must be destroyed")

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** The fact that the reasoning behind Xena's quest was that "the pagan Gods are oppressing humanity and we must free humanity from them" when although humans ''did'' fear the Gods, the Gods were really just personifications of their different aspects and very rarely interfered with human affairs on the whole (even Ares Ares' influence on real world events was limited), did ''not'' make this hijacking any easier to swallow. The contrived reasoning to kill the pagan Gods basically ended up sounding like the twisted paranoid propaganda of a tyrant trying to eradicate his rivals. It didn't make the 'God of Love' look very good when he was urging wholesale war and slaughter. (Not that after this reasoning was introduced, the writers didn't hurry and try to justify it, derailing the characters of more than one God in their attempt to justify "tyranny that must be destroyed")



* HypercompetentSidekick: Gabrielle everytime she was Joxer's "sidekick".

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Gabrielle everytime every time she was Joxer's "sidekick".



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: the Greek Gods have absolutely terrible aiming whenever they are opposing Xena. Ridiculously bad (they never hit anything except the scenery). So do basically all the antagonists whenever they are handling projectile weapons.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Combined with DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, Xena's chakram, a handheld stand in for [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America's Shield]].

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: the The Greek Gods have absolutely terrible aiming aim whenever they are opposing Xena. Ridiculously bad (they never hit anything except the scenery). So do basically all the antagonists whenever they are handling projectile weapons.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: Combined with DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, Xena's chakram, a handheld stand in stand-in for [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Captain America's Shield]].



** This happens to a [[RedShirt bounty hunter]] after Xena gets a dagger through his neck, courtesy of another bounty hunter. Xena cuts him a new breathing hole out of mercy. He still dies, though (though because of AppliedPhlebotinum, not anything Xena did).

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** This happens to a [[RedShirt bounty hunter]] after Xena gets a dagger through his neck, courtesy of another bounty hunter. Xena cuts him a new breathing hole out of mercy. He still dies, though (though because of AppliedPhlebotinum, not anything Xena did).did.



* ItsAllMyFault: Xena gets blamed with an inordinate amount of problems, all of which she quickly takes the guilt of, blaming herself for not only the free will of others, but circumstances out of her control when on the majority of occasions the most she did was set events in motion.
** Most particular of this is Callisto. Xena gets her family killed, and then is blamed for ''making'' Callisto and for all the crimes Callisto made out of her own free will. Yes, Xena is culpable for the death of Callisto's family, but what Callisto did with that background was her own decision (the Franchise/{{Batman}} parallels are very strong).

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* ItsAllMyFault: Xena gets blamed with an inordinate amount of problems, all of which she quickly takes blame for many problems and accepts the guilt of, guilt, blaming herself for not only the free will of others, others but circumstances out of her control when on the majority of occasions usually the most she did was set events in motion.
** Most particular of this Callisto is Callisto.the most prominent example. Xena gets her family killed, and then is blamed for ''making'' Callisto and for all the crimes Callisto made out of her own free will. Yes, Xena is culpable for the death of Callisto's family, but what Callisto did with that background was her own decision (the Franchise/{{Batman}} parallels are very strong).



* JerkassGods: Very much in keeping with Greek Mythology.

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* JerkassGods: Very much in keeping with Greek Mythology.mythology.



** Even with a couple of special tools, this is shown to be incredibly difficult, considering the manifold powers of the Gods and their intelligence. Well, at least until the ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc, when they all suddenly become stupid and evil for no reason and Xena [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands suddenly has the power to kill them]] (because the God of Love, the force which embodies creation and the will to love and forgive all beings and is abhorent of any destructive impulses by nature suddenly wants Xena to murder the Olympian Gods... wait, what?)

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** Even with a couple of special tools, this is shown to be incredibly difficult, considering the manifold powers of the Gods and their intelligence. Well, at least until the ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc, when they all suddenly become stupid and evil for no reason and Xena [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands suddenly has the power to kill them]] (because the God of Love, the force which embodies creation and the will to love and forgive all beings and is abhorent abhorrent of any destructive impulses by nature suddenly wants Xena to murder the Olympian Gods... wait, what?)



* LaxativePrank: In "Takes One to Know One", Gabrielle attempted to do this to the bounty hunter Ravenica by lacing her water bottle with gravy made to LethalChef Joxor's recipe in order to give her the runs. However, Raveinca was smart enough not to drink it.

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* LaxativePrank: In "Takes One to Know One", Gabrielle attempted to do this to the bounty hunter Ravenica by lacing her water bottle with gravy made to LethalChef Joxor's recipe in order to give her the runs. However, Raveinca Ravenica was smart enough not to drink it.



* LickingTheBlade: Callisto licks a dagger at one point. Also, in the episode sharing her name, she kisses Xena's Chakram.

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* LickingTheBlade: Callisto licks a dagger at one point. Also, in the episode sharing her name, she kisses Xena's Chakram.chakram.



* LoadBearingBoss: A couple, but The Deliverer is a good example.

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* LoadBearingBoss: A couple, but The Deliverer "The Deliverer" is a good example.



** The "Hord" revere all life... except when they slaughter all those who they consider their enemy, usually unprovoked, and then torture and crucify them. Oh but wait, it was their land and they were trying to get 'white people' to stay off it, which justifies everything...right?

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** The "Hord" "Horde" revere all life... except when they slaughter all those who they consider their enemy, usually unprovoked, and then torture and crucify them. Oh but wait, it was their land and they were trying to get 'white people' to stay off it, which justifies everything...right?



*** And if the God of Love is actually supposed to be the Light - Daehak's opposite force for creation - which is supposed to abhor destruction ''by its very nature'', and in fact loves and has compassion and mercy for all beings, the very ''idea'' that this God ''gives Xena the power to inordinately kill all the Olympian Gods'' is just so ridiculously out-of-character for It that it borders on insulting (the force for all Creation giving someone the ability to kill is by definition hypocritical!). So either this is a case of severe character derailment on the part of the writers, or this God is in fact ''actually'' threatened by the Olympian Gods, their message for love and compassion is false, and hence this God is actually a ManipulativeBastard trying to manipulate people to His will. YMMV on whether you prefer this God to be false, or the writers to just be stupid beyond all reason.

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*** And if the God of Love is actually supposed to be the Light - Daehak's Dahak's opposite force for creation - which is supposed to abhor destruction ''by its very nature'', and in fact loves and has compassion and mercy for all beings, the very ''idea'' that this God ''gives Xena the power to inordinately kill all the Olympian Gods'' is just so ridiculously out-of-character for It that it borders on insulting (the force for all Creation giving someone the ability to kill is by definition hypocritical!). So either this is a case of severe character derailment on the part of the writers, or this God is in fact ''actually'' threatened by the Olympian Gods, their message for love and compassion is false, and hence this God is actually a ManipulativeBastard trying to manipulate people to His will. YMMV on whether you prefer this God to be false, or the writers to just be stupid beyond all reason.



** Xena and Gabrielle ''kidnap Celestia'' in order to stop death itself, something which they stopped another selfish idiot from doing in the early seasons. Despite the fact the Olympian Gods are basically trying to survive and save the family they love, which is ''the exact same thing that Xena is doing'', ' Her condescension to Celestia about it is appalling. Of course [[spoiler:this was just to get the tears of Death in order to do a Romeo and Juliet on the Gods]].
* MorePopularSpinOff: Sure people for the most part liked ''[[{{Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys}} Hercules]]'', but Xena is considered a pop culture icon. Xena's popularity over its parent show extends to the point that the Xena Trilogy the original 3 episodes from ''Hercules'' that introduces Xena's character and sets up her own show, was released on a separate DVD so that Xena fans could purchase them without having to buy the entire first season of Hercules

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** Xena and Gabrielle ''kidnap Celestia'' Celesta'' in order to stop death itself, something which they stopped another selfish idiot from doing in the early seasons. Despite the fact the Olympian Gods are basically trying to survive and save the family they love, which is ''the exact same thing that Xena is doing'', ' doing''. Her condescension to Celestia Celesta about it is appalling. Of course [[spoiler:this was just to get the tears of Death in order to do a Romeo and Juliet on the Gods]].
* MorePopularSpinOff: Sure people for the most part liked ''[[{{Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys}} Hercules]]'', but Xena is considered a pop culture icon. Xena's popularity over its parent show extends to the point that the Xena Trilogy Trilogy, the original 3 three episodes from ''Hercules'' that introduces Xena's character and sets up her own show, was released on a separate DVD so that Xena fans could purchase them without having to buy the entire first season of Hercules''Hercules''.



* MusicalEpisode: Three, if you include "A Tale of 2 Muses" which is a dancing episode.
* TheMusicMeister

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* MusicalEpisode: Three, if you include "A Tale of 2 Muses" Two Muses", which is a dancing episode.
* TheMusicMeister
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** Also Terpsichore's Lyre, from "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire". is an inanimate version of this, as the musical aspects of the episode only begin when the Lyre is unearthed by Draco, and are abruptly ended when the Battle of the Bands is won. [[spoiler: By Xena]]

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** Also Terpsichore's Lyre, from "Lyre, Lyre Hearts on Fire". Fire", is an inanimate version of this, as the musical aspects of the episode only begin when the Lyre is unearthed by Draco, and are abruptly ended when the Battle of the Bands is won. [[spoiler: By Xena]]Xena]]
** Xena sings a funeral dirge in several episodes, starting in "The Path Not Taken", composed by Lucy Lawless herself.
** Not to mention the countless renditions of Joxer's theme song.



** When Xena and Gabrielle arrive in Illusyia in "The Bitter Suite", both are completely naked, having lost their clothes to the rapids that brought them there.

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** When Xena and Gabrielle arrive in Illusyia Illusia in "The Bitter Suite", both are completely naked, having lost their clothes to the rapids that brought them there.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In "The Bitter Suite", Xena and Gabrielle wake up in Illusyia completely naked. Gabrielle notices her own nudity when she is musing over whether or not she is in the Elysian Fields before running away, hands over her chest protectively, to avoid being seen nude by Joxer, who later provides her with clothes. Xena is initially dressed in blue and beige robes by Callisto, but when she confronts Ares, he strips her completely naked with two quick sword slashes, exposing her firm, shapely body before his minions, much to her quiet yet humorous anger.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In "The Bitter Suite", Xena and Gabrielle wake up in Illusyia Illusia completely naked. Gabrielle notices her own nudity when she is musing over whether or not she is in the Elysian Fields before running away, hands over her chest protectively, to avoid being seen nude by Joxer, who later provides her with clothes. Xena is initially dressed in blue and beige robes by Callisto, but when she confronts Ares, he strips her completely naked with two quick sword slashes, exposing her firm, shapely body before his minions, much to her quiet yet humorous anger.



* OurBansheesAreLouder: Xena and Gabrielle encountered a trio of banshees in Britainia. They didn't display any high-pitched screams, and were described as shades that could take solid form at will (the latter making it difficult for Xena to land a punch). These banshees were also shown to be worshipful of Hope and Dahak. Their mannerisms are also reminiscent of [[Franchise/EvilDead Deadites]].

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* OurBansheesAreLouder: Xena and Gabrielle encountered a trio of banshees in Britainia.Britannia. They didn't display any high-pitched screams, and were described as shades that could take solid form at will (the latter making it difficult for Xena to land a punch). These banshees were also shown to be worshipful of Hope and Dahak. Their mannerisms are also reminiscent of [[Franchise/EvilDead Deadites]].



* PopularityPower: how Xena beats all the Olympian Gods in the ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. No, really.
* ThePowerOfLove: subverted in the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc. Firstly, Eli says that love and compassion - the Way of Love - is enough to destroy the Gods, that the population of Greece will turn away from the Gods (well, more 'turn to' the God of Love, but anyway...) and he sacrifices himself to martyr for the cause. Then, in a later episode a prophecy comes along that says that it's Xena's child who will actually destroy the Gods, subverting the entire 'Way of Love' plotline and making Eli's sacrifice completely pointless.[[note]]Seems like the writers thought Love wasn't strong enough after all.[[/note]]

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* PopularityPower: how How Xena beats all the Olympian Gods in the ''Twilight of the Gods'' arc. No, really.
* ThePowerOfLove: subverted Subverted in the 'Twilight of the Gods' arc. Firstly, Eli says that love and compassion - the Way of Love - is enough to destroy the Gods, that the population of Greece will turn away from the Gods (well, more 'turn to' the God of Love, but anyway...) and he sacrifices himself to martyr for the cause. Then, in a later episode a prophecy comes along that says that it's Xena's child who will actually destroy the Gods, subverting the entire 'Way of Love' plotline and making Eli's sacrifice completely pointless.[[note]]Seems like the writers thought Love wasn't strong enough after all.[[/note]]



* PrinceAndPauper: Both Xena and Joxer have several identical lookalikes. Xena has the princess Diana, the tramp-turned-cook Meg, and the priestess Leah. Joxer has two identical triplet brothers named Jett and Jayce.

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* PrinceAndPauper: Both Xena and Joxer have several identical lookalikes. Xena has the princess Diana, the tramp-turned-cook Meg, and the priestess Leah. Joxer has two identical triplet brothers named Jett and Jayce.Jace.



* RingsOfDeath: Xena's Chakram.

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* RingsOfDeath: Xena's Chakram.chakram.



* ShamefulStrip: Happens to both Xena and Gabrielle in ''The Bitter Suite'' when they lose their clothes to the river they fall into that brings them into Illusyia. And then it happens to Xena a second time when Ares cuts off the clothes Callisto loaned her ''in front of his men''. Xena herself was not amused.
** Also happened to Xena in ''Adventures in Sin'' where she ambushed Amazon Queen Cyanae (Victoria Pratt) while she's basically naked but for a loincloth while getting a massage, only for the blonde warrior to steal all of Xena's clothes right off of her and then dressing herself in them, leaving Xena herself basically naked but for a leather thong underwear, causing an angry Xena to wrap herself up in a Modesty Towel (or modesty rug at least) before fleeing in shame and anger.

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* ShamefulStrip: Happens to both Xena and Gabrielle in ''The Bitter Suite'' when they lose their clothes to the river they fall into that brings them into Illusyia.Illusia. And then it happens to Xena a second time when Ares cuts off the clothes Callisto loaned her ''in front of his men''. Xena herself was not amused.
** Also happened to Xena in ''Adventures "Adventures in Sin'' the Sin Trade" where she ambushed Amazon Queen Cyanae Cyane (Victoria Pratt) while she's basically naked but for a loincloth while getting a massage, only for the blonde warrior to steal all of Xena's clothes right off of her and then dressing herself in them, leaving Xena herself basically naked but for a leather thong underwear, causing an angry Xena to wrap herself up in a Modesty Towel ModestyTowel (or modesty rug at least) before fleeing in shame and anger.



* SpontaneousReverb: In the episode where Xena meets the slave girl who teaches her how to fight. At one point the slave girl is on the bow of the boat, singing. She brought her own reverb.

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* SpontaneousReverb: In the episode where Xena meets M'Lila, the slave girl who teaches her how to fight. At one point the slave girl M'Lila is on the bow of the boat, singing. She brought her own reverb.



* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: In "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Joxer thinks he is 'Atis, the Ape Man' and claims to be able to speak to animals. It is unclear if if he actually can or if this is just part of his delusion.

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* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: In "Fins, Femmes and Gems", Joxer thinks he is 'Atis, "Atis, the Ape Man' Man" and claims to be able to speak to animals. It is unclear if if he actually can or if this is just part of his delusion.



* ThatCameOutWrong: In "Takes One to Know One", Joxor speculates that Minya's motive for the murder might be that she "loves horses too much". After a pause, and several odd looks from the other characters, he continues "Let me rephrase...".

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* ThatCameOutWrong: In "Takes One to Know One", Joxor Joxer speculates that Minya's motive for the murder might be that she "loves horses too much". After a pause, and several odd looks from the other characters, he continues "Let me rephrase...".



* TookALevelInBadass: Gabrielle. 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. Averted with Joxer, who is the son of a warlord and travels with Xena and Gabrielle for quite a lot of time, passes through many battles, and yet remains a very poor fighter.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Gabrielle. 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 Sai.sais. Averted with Joxer, who is the son of a warlord and travels with Xena and Gabrielle for quite a lot of time, passes through many battles, and yet remains a very poor fighter.



* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Happens in "Amphipolis under Siege", where Xena helps her hometown defend against Athena's attack.

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* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Happens in "Amphipolis under Under Siege", where Xena helps her hometown defend against Athena's attack.



* UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar: back in season 1. It's unique in that Troy is not portrayed as a golden city but a place that's almost in ruins after a decade of war.

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* UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar: back Back in season 1. It's unique in that Troy is not portrayed as a golden city but a place that's almost in ruins after a decade of war.



%%** Xena's Chakram.
%%** Gabrielle's Sais, and (to a lesser extent) her staff.

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%%** Xena's Chakram.
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%%** Gabrielle's Sais, sais, and (to a lesser extent) her staff.



** "Been There, Done That" is a twofer for both ''Film/GroundhogDay'' and ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet''.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim : the Greek Gods are amazingly powerful, capable of blowing up entire buildings and even cities, manipulating the weather and are omniscient - when they can be bothered to use that power - and that's just the tip of the iceberg, but none of them every just blow up the building Xena is in or targeting her with a lightning bolt (using their omniscience to be ''accurate'') or even teleporting her 150 feet in the air and then dropping her to her death etc. etc. when they want to kill her[[spoiler:or her baby]] and they never use their amazing powers for anything except fights between other Gods, making it a case of ReedRichardsIsUseless as well. They only ever attack Xena like any other warlord, and never use their thousands of years of experience to their advantage.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim : the The Greek Gods are amazingly powerful, capable of blowing up entire buildings and even cities, manipulating the weather and are omniscient - when they can be bothered to use that power - and that's just the tip of the iceberg, but none of them every ever just blow up the building Xena is in or targeting her with a lightning bolt (using their omniscience to be ''accurate'') or even teleporting her 150 feet in the air and then dropping her to her death etc. etc. when they want to kill her[[spoiler:or her baby]] and they never use their amazing powers for anything except fights between other Gods, making it a case of ReedRichardsIsUseless as well. They only ever attack Xena like any other warlord, and never use their thousands of years of experience to their advantage.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Destroyer. Unlike his mother, who had knowledge of morality and what is right and wrong, the Destroyer only kills humans because his mother tells him to, only wanting love and affection (which Hope has no interest in giving, only wanting him to be alive so that they can fulfill Daehak's plan). He only attacks Xena because Hope tells him to, and not only completely stops fighting when Gabrielle shows him affection and tells him not to, but is absolutely distraught when he accidentally hurts and kills Hope. This is a creature who, unlike Hope, was actually born innocent, and deserved the same attempts Gabrielle made to redeem Hope much more than Hope herself did.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Destroyer. Unlike his mother, who had knowledge of morality and what is right and wrong, the Destroyer only kills humans because his mother tells him to, only wanting love and affection (which Hope has no interest in giving, only wanting him to be alive so that they can fulfill Daehak's Dahak's plan). He only attacks Xena because Hope tells him to, and not only completely stops fighting when Gabrielle shows him affection and tells him not to, but is absolutely distraught when he accidentally hurts and kills Hope. This is a creature who, unlike Hope, was actually born innocent, and deserved the same attempts Gabrielle made to redeem Hope much more than Hope herself did.



* YouCantFightFate[=/=]SelfFulfillingProphecy: Once decreed by the Fates, The "Twilight of the Gods" is inevitable. Xena's child would eventually become the messenger of Eli and turn people away from the Olympians and Xena would be given the power to kill gods. Ironically, the very attempts by the gods to prevent it both delays it and causes their own deaths. Quite fitting for a show based on Greek Mythology. Fate may also explain their sudden changes in personality and bouts in stupidity.

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* YouCantFightFate[=/=]SelfFulfillingProphecy: Once decreed by the Fates, The "Twilight of the Gods" is inevitable. Xena's child would eventually become the messenger of Eli and turn people away from the Olympians and Xena would be given the power to kill gods. Ironically, the very attempts by the gods to prevent it both delays it and causes their own deaths. Quite fitting for a show based on Greek Mythology.mythology. Fate may also explain their sudden changes in personality and bouts in stupidity.
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* ForegoneConclusion: Depending on one's knowledge of history or myththology, some episodes can become this (though can just as easily not be so, particularly if the show takes liberties or say, substitutes Xena for Cleopatra). Of note, when it looks like Xena may end up becoming the ruler of Hell, then this guy Lucifer shows up, it's not hard to guess what happens...
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* AdaptationalUgliness: Bacchus is a rather exaggerated example. He is frequently depicted in media as either a effeminate PrettyBoy or a fat middle-aged man. The TV show ditches both representations and has him depicted as a fearsome-looking [[BigRedDevil demonic being with red skin]], [[FangsAreEvil sharp fangs]] and [[HornedHumanoid curved horns]]. Quite the departure indeed.
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* BadassNormal: Xena, who has gone toe-to-toe with ''Ares'' at times (although, rampant speculation about her ancestry casts doubt on the 'normal' part of the title). Gabrielle becomes this [[TookALevelInBadass as the series progresses.]]

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* BadassNormal: Xena, who has gone toe-to-toe with ''Ares'' ''[[WarGod Ares]]'' at times (although, rampant speculation about her ancestry casts doubt on the 'normal' part of the title). Gabrielle becomes this [[TookALevelInBadass as the series progresses.]]
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* HonoraryPrincess: Born of innkeepers, Xena stayed single, and was at first a pirate, then a warlord, and finally a heroine. Then, where does the "warrior princess" of the title comes from? A friend of her, Lao Ma, used to call her this. Xena does have a lookalike (Diana) who is a princess by birth.
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* AdventureTowns: Xena visited adventure villages weekly, as did Hercules in his show.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Janice Covington, from a clip-show episode, was clearly this trope in action (she had a ''[[MoreDakka Gatling gun]]'' in her tent!) who was obsessed with finding evidence of Xena's travels. She fancied herself a direct descendent of Xena and was initially disappointed to find out that she was a descendant of Gabrielle instead.



* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Xena travels to Rome, Brittania, Africa, India, China, and Japan, yet never runs into language barriers.



%%* BoyishShortHair: Gabrielle provides the picture for this trope.

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%%* * BoyishShortHair: Gabrielle provides the picture for this trope.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.



%%* ButtMonkey: Joxer.

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%%* * ButtMonkey: Joxer.Joxer. In a SpotTheImposter episode his friends identified him because he was hanging from a wall by his underpants.



%%* DressHitsFloor
* DroppedABridgeOnHim

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%%* DressHitsFloor
* DroppedABridgeOnHimDressHitsFloor: Several, including two 'Shipperiffic ones: "The Reckoning" (ohdearpowers...) and "The Bitter Suite".
* DroppedABridgeOnHim:



* DumbBlonde: As mentioned on the ''HTLJ'' page, this is completely subverted with Aphrodite. She's extremely vapid and shallow ([[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]]), but very cunning.

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* DumbBlonde: As mentioned on the ''HTLJ'' ''Hercules'' page, this is completely subverted with Aphrodite. She's extremely vapid and shallow ([[CharacterDevelopment at least at first]]), but very cunning.



%%* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting

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%%* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting: Not only does everyone (outside of [[RedShirt the mooks]]) know Kung-Fu, they know different styles: Karate, Capoeira, Judo, pressure point manipulation -- if it's vaguely martial art-like, a Xena character has used it.



* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil-Detecting Horse]]: Argo can tell something is wrong with Xena when [[GrandTheftMe Callisto's spirit takes control of her body]].
** In "Takes One to Know One," Xena mentions Argo has an instinct for danger.

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* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil-Detecting Horse]]: Argo can tell something is wrong with Xena when [[GrandTheftMe Callisto's spirit takes control of her body]].
**
body]]. In "Takes One to Know One," Xena mentions Argo has an instinct for danger.
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: They've got several variants on it, and the more energetically her theme song plays, the worse it's right about to be for the bad guys ''du jour.''


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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: They've got several variants on it, and the more energetically her theme song plays, the worse it's right about to be for the bad guys ''du jour.''
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* ThatManIsDead: In "Orphan of War", Xena and Gabrielle visit a centaur village that Xena had attacked during her Conqueror period:
-->'''Kaleipus ''': Xena, destroyer of nations. You promised you’d never return.\\
'''Xena''': That Xena never will.
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** In the very first episode, Gabrielle complains about mosquitoes, a New World pest that was never introduced to Eurasia until after Columbus.
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** She also does it in "Warrior... Princess", when she is posing as Diana at the latter's wedding.

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** She also does it in "Warrior... Princess", when she is posing as Diana at the latter's wedding.



* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Averted? Parodied? Amazons have crushes on Joxer in ''Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fire'' and ''Kindred Spirits'', and Joxer ain't Hercules. In fact, even when Hercules is around, so is his friend Iolaus who gets more female attention than Herc does.

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* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Averted? Parodied? Amazons have crushes on Joxer in ''Lyre "Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fire'' Fire" and ''Kindred Spirits'', "Kindred Spirits", and Joxer ain't Hercules. In fact, even when Hercules is around, so is his friend Iolaus who gets more female attention than Herc does.



* AnyoneCanDie: By the end of the series, the only recurring supporting characters who ''hadn't'' died were [[Creator/BruceCampbell Autolycus]], Salmoneus, Ares, and Aphrodite. Even the other Olympian Gods... The ones confirmed to be killed by Xena and Hercules are [[spoiler:Zeus, Discord, Posiedon, Hades, Hephestus, Artemis, Athena and Deimos. The Furies and even ''[[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate the Fates]]'' were also killed.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: By the end of the series, the only recurring supporting characters who ''hadn't'' died were [[Creator/BruceCampbell Autolycus]], Salmoneus, Ares, and Aphrodite. Even the other Olympian Gods... gods... The ones confirmed to be killed by Xena and Hercules are [[spoiler:Zeus, Discord, Posiedon, Poseidon, Hades, Hephestus, Hephaestus, Artemis, Athena and Deimos. The Furies and even ''[[SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate the Fates]]'' were also killed.]]
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