* ActorAllusion
** "The Play's The Thing" features a Centaur actor played by Peter Muller, who played Deric the Centaur on ''[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]''. (And his name is [[DustinHoffman Dustinus]] [[PunnyName Hoofmanus]].)
** "Here She Comes, Miss Amphipolis" sees Xena go undercover at a beauty pageant. Lucy Lawless is no stranger to beauty pageants.
** Autolycus being made to punch himself in the face by Xena while she's inhabiting his body brings to mind a certain [[Franchise/EvilDead other role]] that Bruce Campbell has had.
* DirectedByCastMember
** Creator/BruceCampbell did "The Key to the Kingdom".
** Renee O'Connor did "Déjà Vu All Over Again" and "Dangerous Prey".
** Michael Hurst, who starred on ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and made several guest appearances On Xena directed quite a few of the better done episodes. In fact, he was such a recurrent director, that the cast and crew, (all the way up to the executive producers) started to call him "Cup-Of-Blood-Michael" due to his love of using fake blood, and penchant to want more and more. You can thank him for the episode "To Helicon and Back"; One of the most gruesome and violent episodes in both the shows history, and that of television.
* DisownedAdaptation: Rob Tapert openly hates the Dynamite Comics arcs, which act as a FixFic to developments that Tapert supported and continually defends to this day. [[http://talkingxena.yuku.com/topic/754/t/20-ANSWERS-FROM-ROB-TAPERT.html One interview]] also suggests he's annoyed that Dynamite simply procured the licensing rights and didn't request any consultation (as he makes a point of criticizing them for doing that with their ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Army of Darkness]]'' comics).
* DyeHard: Lawless and O'Connor are both natural blondes; Lawless dyed her hair black (on ''Hercules'') then brown, while O'Connor dyed hers red for most of the show's first two seasons.
* FlipFlopOfGod: Ongoing after the show ended. Mostly regarding the nature of Xena and Gabrielle's relationship. Of note, around the time of the finale, Lucy Lawless felt it was "more than friends" due to a particular scene. By the time of recording DVD commentaries, this opinion was reversed.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Pandora is played by MaryElizabethMcGlynn, known for her many voiceover roles in video game and anime dubbing, and for providing vocals for many ''Franchise/SilentHill'' songs.
** (Hungary) Roughly a decade later, Gabrielle and Xena came back on TV as [[PhineasAndFerb Linda]] and [[TotalDramaIsland Gwen]].
* NonSingingVoice: Both Gabrielle and Callisto in "The Bitter Suite," and Gabrielle again in "Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire" (although the latter counts as a subversion - Renee O'Connor is one of ''three'' performers who do Gabby's singing here, according to the soundtrack album credits!). Averted with Xena and Joxer in both episodes, Ares in the former, and Draco (and Amoria) in the latter.
* TheOtherDarrin
** Hades was portrayed by Erik Thomson (who was also initially TheOtherDarrin on ''Hercules'') until he was replaced by Stephen Lovatt for Season 5.
** Same for Cleopatra who was originally played by [[Series/{{Firefly}} Gina Torres]].
*** ...Stephen Lovatt played Cleopatra?
** The other Cleopatra was played by Josephine Davidson (who also played Athena) in the episode "Antony and Cleopatra".
* ProductionPosse: Both Hercules and Xena were Executive Produced by SamRaimi and both feature RecurringCharacter, Autolycus the King of Thieves (Played by Creator/BruceCampbell) and Joxer the Mighty (played by younger brother, Theodore Raimi).
* RetroactiveRecognition
** Julius Caesar became [[Film/StarTrek the new Dr. McCoy]]!
** While Brutus later loyally served as [[{{Series/Farscape}} Scorpius']] favorite MauveShirt, Braca.
** The chick from ''Series/ColdCase'' is Najara.
** [[GinaTorres Queen Cleopatra]] seems to have since traded her crown for a gun and joined ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
** Draco is [[AttackOfTheClones Captain Typho]]!
* ViralMarketing: In a very early example, in 1995 the show's website (itself unusual for a show at the time) featured an archive of e-mails between researchers working on [[http://whoosh.org/xenascrolls/xenascrolls.html "The Xena Scrolls"]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A version of the script for "The Furies" would have revealed that Ares was indeed Xena's father (this was changed due to 1) not wanting Xena to be a half-god like Hercules, and 2) the {{Squick}} factor that would result from Ares' constant interest in Xena). The final version is ambiguous enough that some people assume this to be the case anyway.

!!This series has [[TropeNamers named the following tropes]]:

* {{Xenafication}}: But is not itself an example.
* AWizardDidIt: [[ItMakesSenseInContext Sorta.]]

!!This series [[ImageSource provides the page image]] for:

* AnnoyingArrows
* BoyishShortHair
* DeadlyDisc
* FeministFantasy
* MedievalJapan

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