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[[folder:Xena and her friends]]
!!Xena (Creator/LucyLawless)
->''"It's easy to talk like that when you're in Heaven. Where I come from, you fight for what you believe in."''

Former warlord turned wandering hero.

* 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.
* ActionHeroine: Xena goes beyond mere ActionGirl status and ascends to this. She's ''the'' woman who set the standard for all TV heroines, even [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]].
* AnnoyingArrows: [[spoiler: Xena]] takes almost as many arrows as Callisto did in the featured picture, (pulling only some out), in the finale. Unfortunately for her, [[spoiler: she wasn't a god at the time]].
* TheAtoner: Xena spends the entire series atoning for her misdeeds, and [[spoiler: dies to achieve redemption]].
* {{Badass}}: She is probably the queen of television badasses!
* BattleCouple: With Ares.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Ares.
* BloodKnight: Although she has always enjoyed battle and thrives in the midst of it, after Caesar screwed her over, she became this in a very bad - and indiscriminate - way. Even after her HeelFaceTurn in ''Hercules'', she still contains elements of this.
* BoozeFlamethrower: One of Xena's favorite moves.
* CharacterTitle
* ChoiceOfTwoWeapons: Her sword and her chakram.
* ContraltoOfDanger: Xena's voice is much deeper than Gabrielle's, since between the two, Xena is a seasoned fighter, while Gaby is a bard.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Without her dark past, she wouldn't be the hero she became, and that, in the end, it was all worth it.
* DatingCatwoman: With Ares.
* {{Determinator}}: ''So'' much. The woman has a will of steel.
* FatalFlaw: Her willingness to sacrifice herself to save others.
%%* TheHeroine
%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: The Finale.]]
* HellBentForLeather: This ''is'' Lucy Lawless of course...
* {{Kiai}}: Xena never leaps into battle without letting out a piercing cry of "LILILILILILIIIIIII!".
* LadyLegionnaireWear: tended to have these in her outfits.
%%* LadyOfWar:
%%* MamaBear
* 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.
* OurHeroIsDead: A few times...
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Her chakram.
* 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...
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: How Xena first became a warlord.
* StatuesqueStunner: Xena, of course, is a tall bit of sexy.
* 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.
* TragicHero: [[spoiler:She dies because she couldn't overcome her FatalFlaw.]]
* WhipItGood: Just one of the many weapons wielded by her.
%%* WomanInBlack

!!Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor)
->''"The world belongs to men, only because we let them."''

Xena's best friend, sidekick and chronicler.

%%* AbsenteeActor
* ActionGirl: In later seasons.
* AdrenalineMakeover: Gabrielle goes from a mousy wannabe bard to a [[SaiGuy sai wielding]] ActionGirl over the course of the series, inciting a [[http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9hf7fzhxn1qbg38lo1_500.jpg very]] [[http://www.xena.nu/gabrielle35.JPG dramatic]] change in retrospect.
* BadassBookworm: Gabrielle is a bard by profession, always writing stories. As the series progresses, she goes from innocent non-combatant to a highly skilled fighter in her own right who earns the FanNickname "The Battling Bard of Potidaea".
* BoyishShortHair: Seasons 4, 5 and 6.
* BreakTheCutie: Gabrielle gets quite jaded at various points, thanks to all the plots that revolve around her life going terribly.
* CartwrightCurse: Gabrielle has the ''worst'' luck with men.
%%* TheChick
%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: "Sacrifice 2"]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: While serving as Joxer's sidekick.
* TheLancer: In later seasons.
* MoralityPet: She plays this role for Xena.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gabrielle does this once per episode early on. Of course, her biggest example in this regard is [[spoiler: letting Hope live and lying to Xena about killing her.]] Lots of consequences there.
* PromotedToOpeningCredits: Season 2.
* [[SaiGuy Sai Gal]]: Seasons Five and Six.
* TechnicalPacifist: Gabrielle has no problem whacking people with her staff, [[ThouShaltNotKill but refuses to kill]]. For the first few seasons anyway.
* ThouShallNotKill: Not until the end of season 4 that she learned she always can't stick to this rule. And then she just threw the rule away altogether and started killing people left and right. (There's not really a good justification for this other than that she found pacifism too hard.)
* 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.
* WanderingMinstrel: Gabrielle becomes a wandering Bard for a while, before becoming ActionGirl Jr.
%%* WarriorPoet
* WeaponOfChoice: Her staff, and (in later seasons) her Sais.
* WideEyedIdealist: Her naivete combined with an unbending righteousness leads her to rash though well-intentioned action.

!!Joxer the Mighty (Ted Raimi)
->''"Joxer the Mighty, He wanders through the countryside...''
->''"Oh, that song again! I can't get it out of my head! The meter is awful!''

HarmlessVillain turned HeroicWannabe, Joxer is one of Xena and Gabrielle's best and most trusted friends.

* ButtMonkey: Exhibit A: In a SpotTheImposter episode his friends identified him because he was hanging from a wall by his underpants.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To Gabrielle.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Meg after the time skip]]
%%* HeroicWannabe
* IJustWantToBeBadass: He lives and breathes this trope. Aphrodite even grants his wish in one episode.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: killed by Eve/Livia]].
* LethalChef: Referenced in several episodes, especially "Takes One to Know One," when trying to solve a murder of a bounty hunter [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Xena, Gabrielle, their friends and family]] thinks that Gabrielle may have killed her with Joxer's gravy recipe. [[spoiler:She didn't.]]
%%* MilesGloriosus
* PluckyComicRelief: No matter how hard or how often he tries to be TheLancer, the AntiHero, or the VillainProtagonist, poor man.
-->'''Joxer''': Now listen, I'm fierce, and I have a lust for blood. As a matter of fact, if a couple of days go by and I haven't shed some blood, I get ''very depressed.'' Blood and me go together like a horse and chariot! [[BloodBath I once bathed in a tub of blood]]! My nickname is Bloody Joxer!
-->'''Xena''': If you like blood so much? Keep talking.
* TheUnfavorite: Implied to be this in his family, since his father was a warlord and his brother is a skilled assassin, while Joxer himself isn't much of a warrior. Even his CampGay other brother who works as a singer got more respect (although at least he's good at his chosen profession...).
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Autolycus, though the insults largely only come from the King of Thieves.

!!Autolycus (Creator/BruceCampbell)
The King of Thieves.

* EveryoneHasStandards: Never steals from anyone that can't afford to lose it. He once demanded that a poor community pay a large amount for his services, but then he secretly gave it back to them when the mission was done.
* FireForgedFriends: With Iolaus
* FreudianExcuse: In his first appearance, he explains to Hercules why he's a thief.
-->"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."
%%* GentlemanThief
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JerkassFacade: Constantly. Nicely summed up by Xena during "The Quest":
-->"You often don't let people see who you really are. I was in there. I know. For all your bluster, Autolycus, you're a nice person."
* LoveableRogue: Made more loveable by being played by Creator/BruceCampbell himself.
* ParentalAbandonment: His father died before he was born and his mother while he was a child, leaving his older brother to raise him.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Autolycus prides himself on being the King of Thieves, but...
-->'''Autolycus:''' Ah, then you've heard of me.\\
'''Hercules:''' Not until today.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Joxer and Salmoneus.

!!Ephiny (Danielle Cormack)
Amazon Queen. Married the centaur Phantes, and is the mother of Xenon.

%%* ActionGirl
%%* TheComicallySerious
* InterspeciesRomance: With Phantes.
%%* KilledOffForReal
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

!!Aphrodite (Alexandra Tydings)
->''"Don't believe everything you hear about blondes.''

* CharacterDevelopment: Started out as a BitchInSheepsClothing but gradually became more likeable. Was also TheDitz and while that never went entirely away it did lessen.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: She does quite well against Discord.
* DumbBlonde: At first, but she shows her true intelligence as the show progresses.
* JerkassGods: Early on, before she...
** TookALevelInKindness
* LoveGoddess: Share this role with her son Cupid.
* OddFriendship: With Iolaus and Gabrielle.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:During her time with Caligula in "The God You Know."]]
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}
%%* TotallyRadical
* ValleyGirl: Seems to be the inspiration for her voice and speech patterns.
* UglyGuyHotWife: She falls for Hephaestus, the supposedly ugly god, because he sees her as more than a sex object.

!!M'Lila (Ebonie Smith)
A runaway slave from Gaul who ends up on Xena's pirate ship at the same time as [[Creator/lGaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]]. She becomes the first of several of Xena's mentors.

* {{Foreshadowing}}: The little girl at the beginning of "Destiny" has a necklace like M'Lila's, and appears to speak the same language as M'Lila.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Although she isn't older than Xena, she is still the first of several characters from Xena's past who helped shape the Warrior Princess we know today, and her death at the hands of Roman soldiers sent to apprehend them is the final straw that sets Xena on the path of darkness.
--> Xena: “You’ll be dead in thirty seconds. But know this - you won’t be the last. Tell Hades to prepare himself. A new Xena is born tonight - with a new purpose in life - death.”
%%* PosthumousCharacter
* PressurePoint: M'Lila teaches Xena "the pinch," her signature move which cuts off the flow of blood to a victim's brain, leaving them thirty seconds to live.

!!Borias (Marton Csokas)
Warlord with whom Xena rode prior to her first appearance in ''Hercules''. [[spoiler:Father of their son Solan]]

* DisappearedDad: He died the night Solan was born.[[spoiler:He also left his wife and son for Xena back when he first met her.]]
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Warlords Have Standards]]: Prevented Xena from killing a young Amazon, Otere.
%%* NobleDemon
%%* PosthumousCharacter
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He is remembered as a hero by every Centaur on earth after allying with them [[spoiler: against Xena]].

!!Lao Ma (Jacqueline Kim)
One of Xena's mentors, and the first person to attempt to turn her back to good during her warlord days. She is the wife of {{Laozi}} and according to the Xenaverse, she is the real author of the Daodejing.

%%* ActionGirl
* CulturedBadass: She acts humbly and properly, but she can take you down if necessary.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: At a meeting with Borias and Xena, it seems like Lao Ma is flirting with Borias. Then, as she reaches for a dish on the table, Xena throws a knife at her hand.
--> '''Xena''': That's ''my'' piece of meat you're reaching for.
--> '''Lao Ma''': You're wrong. I don't eat meat. (Reaches for vegetarian dish.)
%%* DragonLady:
* MamaBear: Even when he's going to kill her, she won't attack her son. He uses this to his advantage. She also sends her young daughters away so they will be safe from their brother.
* MissingMom: Is this to Ming T'ien, and K'ao Hsin and Pao Ssu.
%%* MentorOccupationalHazard
* OpposedMentors: With Alti, though Xena only meets Alti after she's left Lao Ma.
%%* PosthumousCharacter
* PrettyInMink: Has a red gown with dark fur trim and fur hat.
* SilkHidingSteel
-->Soft as water, hard as the raging flood.
* ThanatosGambit: Before her death she sends a cryptic message to Xena, knowing Xena would return to Qin to make things right.
* UnderwaterKiss: With Xena, when Xena was hiding from Ming Tzu in Lao Ma's bathtub, to give her enough air to stay hidden.

!!Eli ([[{{Psych}} Timothy Omundson]])
Former street magician turned miracle worker.

* TheChosenOne: As a Devi, and an Avatar.
* LooksLikeJesus: He is the Jesus version of Xena universe.
* DespairEventHorizon: When Xena and Gabrielle [[spoiler:are crucified.]]
* HealingHands: He brings [[spoiler:Gabrielle and Xena]] back from the dead with them.
* {{Pacifist}}: ActualPacifist after he becomes the messenger of the One God.
%%* RefusalOfTheCall
%%* ThanatosGambit

!!Amarice ([[{{Cleopatra2525}} Jennifer Sky]])
A plucky young Amazon introduced near the end of season 4.

* CatchPhrase: "In my tribe..."
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Amarice, who had been Xena and Gabrielle's companion for a good run of episodes earlier that season, was unceremoniously [[spoiler: killed offscreen during the teaser for the episode "Lifeblood"]].
%%* DualWielding: Fights with a sword and dagger
%%* FieryRedhead
%%* HotBlooded
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: She didn’t come back]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Arman.

!!Meg (Creator/LucyLawless)
Barmaid and Xena lookalike. Hijinks ensue when Meg impersonates Xena or [[{{Doppelganger}} their other lookalikes Princess Diana and Leah the Hestian Virgin]].

* ADayInTheLimelight: "Key To The Kingdom."
* AllWomenAreLustful: Meg and the girls in her brothel are portrayed as such.
* [[{{Fangirl}} Fangirls]]: To Joxer the Mighty, of all people.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Joxer after the time skip.]]
%%* HiddenDepths
%%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
* IWasQuiteALooker: She aged badly.
-->'''Gabrielle:''' (to Xena) I'd lay off the beans, if I were you.
* JumpingOutOfACake: Does so for Ares' [[spoiler:bachelor party]], dressed only in whipped cream. He is amused until he learns she's not actually Xena.
* {{Malaproper}}: Refers to Xena's chakram as a "shamrock."
* [[MissingMom Missing Dad]]: He died in childbirth. Well, he got drunk and fell off the roof while she was being born.
* MistakenIdentity: Every episode in which she features.
* PutOnABus: After Joxer [[spoiler:dies]].
* SlobsVersusSnobs: When disguised as Princess Diana, or as Leah, the High Priestess of Hestia, Meg doesn't always put on a good show as a lady of good breeding.

!!Minya (Alison Wall)
An ordinary woman who dreams of being a warrior like Xena.

%%* BigBeautifulWoman
* {{Fangirl}}: To Xena.
* HellBentForLeather: She tries to pull it off, but can't quite match Xena for {{Fanservice}}. Not that her boyfriend Hower was complaining once he saw Minya in her leather.
* HideYourLesbians: Possibly. She says at the end of "The Play's The Thing" that she's a "''thespian,''" but it's a bit hard to hear, and she might be saying something else entirely. It certainly sounds like a confession of a different sort, especially as she says fellow female cast member Pollina helped her to come to this realization.
--> '''Minya''': "The two of you made me realise something deep down inside myself that I guess I always knew but I didn’t dare admit. I’m a ''thespian''."
* PluckyComicRelief: If Minya's there, it's probably a light-hearted episode.
* PutOnABus: Never seen or heard from again after Season 4.
* ShoutOut: Her character is a shout out to the fans themselves.

!!Cyrene (Darien Takle)
Xena's Mother, who runs a tavern in Amphipolis.

* ActionMom: She takes on Athena to protect Xena and her granddaughter.
* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Mother]]: Xena certainly thinks so when Cyrene places an ad around town for a husband for Xena when she finds out [[spoiler:Xena is pregnant.]]
* BurnTheWitch: [[spoiler:Cyrene is burned at the stake when the villagers think she is a witch.]]
* MamaBear: Killed her own husband to protect Xena when she was young.
* 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.]]

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.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His regal toga is [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld an American flag]].
%%* TheEmperor
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
%%* HistoricalHeroUpgrade

!!Eve/Livia (Adrienne Wilkinson)
Xena's daughter chosen to be the new messenger of the god of Love. Her birth heralded the Twilight of the Olympians so Xena faked her and Eve's death. Eve, as Livia, was raised by Octavius to become Rome's most powerful warrior.

%%* TheAtoner
* TheButcher: One of her monikers.
* {{Chickification}}: When she embraced the Way of Love.
* [[NoManOfWomanBorn Child Of No Father Born]]: A child born of no father was prophesied by the Fates to bring about the Twilight of the Gods. Eve was conceived by Callisto's spirit to be a vessel of her reincarnation.
%%* TheChosenOne
* DeusExMachina: Her HeelFaceTurn was literally an act of divine intervention.
%%* GenerationXerox
* HasTwoMommies: Pointed out in "Motherhood".
-->'''Gabrielle''': We saved your daughter.
-->'''Xena''': No. We saved ''our'' daughter.
* HeelFaceTurn: As mentioned above, she becomes a freaking ''angel'.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter - Augustus' empress was named Livia.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Callisto. Justified in that her reincarnated soul is Callisto's.
* TykeBomb: Thanks to [[spoiler: Xena and Gabrielle being in a magical sleep for decades]] she was functionally raised by [[spoiler: Ares]]
* WifeHusbandry: Augustus tried to marry her but she felt no love because he hardly spent time with her. Plus the squicky factor...

!!Ares (Kevin Tod Smith)
-> ''"Since time began, it has been warriors who have shaped the world."''

* BadassBiker: In the 21st century.
* BattleCouple: With Xena.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Xena.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Three times. He always gets better.
* TheCorrupter: Attempted. A lot.
* DatingCatwoman: With Xena.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In his first few appearances on Hercules he was more of a general GodOfEvil who liked to build murder cults to himself and usually acted through intermediaries or possessed corpses. The first time he was shown as personally present he looked like a giant animate suit of armor with glowing eyes, and his influence was usually shown by just a skull over the moon. Kevin Tod Smith didn't even get the part until season 3 of Hercules/ season 1 of Xena.
* EvilMentor: Prides himself in making Xena what she is.
* FreudianExcuse: He says that everything he ever learned about evil and greed he learned from Hera. He's appreciative of that.
* GracefulLoser: Often with Xena, but never with Hercules.
%%* HandsomeDevil
* HeartbrokenBadass: Despite treating him as his own personal ButtMonkey, Ares was devastated when his nephew Strife was killed by Callisto.
-->"He wasn't so bad. He-he tried real hard. He was just no good at his job." ''(to Callisto)'' "You didn't have to do this!"
%%* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HellBentForLeather: His own attire. He also considers Xena's leather outfit to be sexy.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Ares' attraction to Xena during her warlord days and disappointment when she became a hero.
%%* KarmaHoudini
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:He has been in love with Xena for a long time, but instead of confessing to her, he's so terrified of rejection that he constantly invents [[BondVillainStupidity stupid plans]] to try to ''force'' her to be with him. Considering that he was ''born'' to be a war god and that ''that'' is his innate nature, it is understandable that this would be the way he would try to court her, but this is possibly the ''worst'' way to approach Xena. Nevertheless, he does in the end sacrifice his godhood and his own future for her]].
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* PlayingWithFire
* SealedEvilInACan: He made it to the 20th-21st century.
* TheUnfavorite: Out of all of Zeus' children.
%%* WarGod
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Xena to be one.

!!Callisto (Hudson Leick)
Former Xena victim now bent on her destruction. Becomes an angel in season 5 thanks to Xena.

* 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.
* AnnoyingArrows: Provides the picture for this trope, from "Maternal Instincts".
* ArchEnemy: To Xena.
%%* AxCrazy:
* BigBad: One of the most recurring villains on the show, and one of the only ones to pose a serious threat to Xena.
%%* BlondesAreEvil
* ChainmailBikini: Her regular outfit.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Xena apparently obliviously did this to her, though this is before Xena's HeelFaceTurn. Callisto believes that until she becomes a goddess and goes back in time to the day her parents were killed. It turns out that the future Callisto was the one who murdered her own parents, but her dazed past self assumed Xena was to blame. Given the chance to undo her past, after an accident she instead made sure it happened, making it clear that one more NeverMyFault villain actually is the way she is by choice. She took her mother and her younger self into a barn to protect them. When he father (thinking that the strange woman is one of Xena's {{Mook}}s) tries to attack her from behind, she throws a dagger at him without looking. Realizing that she can't change the past, she reluctantly incinerates her own mother with a fireball. In a last-ditch effort, she tries to kill her younger self by setting the barn on fire, but the girl is saved, swearing vengeance against Xena.
* DarkActionGirl: Obvious since she is the Xena's EvilCounterpart.
%%* DeathSeeker
* DespairEventHorizon: she reaches this early on and then ''keeps on going.''
* TheDragon: First to Hope, then Mephistopheles.
* TheFaceless: During her first appearance ("The Greater Good").
* TheFool: In "The Bitter Suite" (which was ''bleeding'' Tarot imagery) Callisto dresses up like this.
* HeelFaceTurn: In an unusual twist, she only pulls this during her afterlife.
* HobbesWasRight: During a ''Hercules'' crossover, Callisto feels that all mortals are wicked and should be punished.
%%* KnightOfCerebus
* PlayingWithFire: As a [[spoiler: Goddess]].
* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: After eating ambrosia]].
* 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.
* 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.]]
%%* ScreamingWarrior
* 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.
%%* WomanInWhite: In “The Ides of March”
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* WouldHurtAChild: Callisto shows that she would right from the get-go, when she starts committing acts of terrorism in Xena's name.
--> '''Xena:''' I ''never'' killed women and children.
--> '''Callisto:''' [[WhamLine You do now]].

!! Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar (KarlUrban)
->''"If they are not under my control, then they are my enemies."''

* BackFromTheDead: He's killed off at the end of Season 4, but he escapes Tartarus in Season 6's "When Fates Collide" and alters history so that he never betrayed Xena.
* BigBad: He's the only historical character to pose a threat to Xena for several seasons.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Pointed out in "Endgame".
-->'''Brutus''': He wouldn't betray a friend.
-->'''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.
* TheEmperor: Though the Senate begged to differ.
%%* GlorySeeker
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
%%* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
%%* KilledOffForReal: Duh.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Trumpet fanfare can be heard when he appears.
* LimaSyndrome: Xena fell in love with him when he was her captive.
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

!!Velasca (Melinda Clarke)
->''"Where were you Artemis, when the name of the Amazons became a joke?!"''

Amazon who battled Gabrielle to become Queen.

%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Ephiny.
%%* EvilRedhead
* PhysicalGod: After eating ambrosia.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: Why she destroyed the Temple of Artemis.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She was in exile during season 1.
%%* TheStarscream

!!Alti (Claire Stansfield)
Former Amazon turned Shamaness.

* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Alti has the power to prematurely kill people by making them experience their death before it's supposed to happen.
* BigBad: As a villain whose power lies in the use of psychic powers, Alti posed a reasonable threat to Xena.
%%* {{Clairvoyance}}
* TheCorrupter: Manages to corrupt an already evil Xena.
%%* EvilMentor
%%* EvilSorceress
%%* EvilSoundsDeep
* MadScientist: Becomes this in 2001.
* OpposedMentors:
** With Cyane, Queen of the Amazons. Cyane bests her in a mental showdown[[spoiler:, though Xena ultimately sides with Alti, and kills Cyane and the other Amazon leaders.]]
--->'''Cyane:''' Your choices are simple, Xena. Side with us and find life, or side with Alti and find death.
** Alti is also an opposed mentor to Lao Ma, though Xena only meets her after she leaves Lao Ma.
--->'''Alti:''' Your friend you told me about, Lao Ma, her powers come from denial, from self-sacrifice, from the light. That’s not for people like you and me. I wanna tap into the heart of darkness - the sheer, naked will behind all craving, hatred, and violence. I’ll become the face of death itself - capable of destroying not only a person’s body, but their soul. Help me, and I’ll make you ‘Destroyer of Nations’.
* PastLifeMemories: She uses memories of this life in her next life to fight Xena and Gabrielle in their next lives.
* PrecisionFStrike: B strike.
-->(To Gabrielle)''"Xena's little ''bitch''. Welcome to the doghouse."''

!!Hope (Renee O'Connor)
The evil child of Dahak and Gabrielle.

%%* AntiChrist
* DaddysLittleVillain: Hope thought Gabrielle tried to kill her because she was closer to Dahak.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She knows that the key to breaking Xena and Gabrielle is [[spoiler:to kill Solan]]. She also recognizes Hercules as a major threat and schemes to eliminate him.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Hope truly loved both Dahak and the Destroyer. She also sincerely forgave Gabrielle for poisoning her, though that led to a swift response on Gabby's part.
* EvilTwin: Sort of, since it's her mother she's identical to.
%%* FetusTerrible
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MommyIssues: Resents Gabrielle for abandoning her, but also offers Gabrielle a chance to be in her life. Gabrielle responds with a pretty serious “Hell-to-the-No”.
-->'''Gabrielle:''' Hope... when I gave you that poison-\\
'''Hope:''' It’s okay, Mother, I forgive y-\\
'''Gabrielle:''' –I'm so sorry it didn't kill you.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: As an adult, Hope looks exactly like her mother, Gabrielle.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Her followers really believed she was good.
* 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.

!!Draco (Jay Laga'aia)
->[[YouCantGoHomeAgain When I tried to go home, my father tried to kill me.]]

A warlord and old friend of Xena’s.

%%* AffablyEvil
* BadBoss: He kills a minion for failing him, though gives him a chance to fight.
%%* ChronicVillainy
* EvilCounterpart: He is Xena as a failed [[TheAtoner atoner]].
%%* IfICantHaveYou
* NiceHat: His feathered mohawk hat.
* VillainousCrush: On Gabrielle because of a love spell.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene

!!Najara ([[Series/ColdCase Kathryn Morris]])
A “UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc”-esque character, and warrior zealot. She claims to hear the voices of "Jinn" and believes in reforming her enemies through "The Light".

%%* ApologeticAttacker
* DefeatMeansFriendship: She gives anyone she beats 3 days to turn to the Light, or she kills them.
* EvilCounterpart: She is like a reformed Xena minus a [[MoralityPet Gabrielle]].
%%* KnightTemplar
%%* LightIsNotGood
%%* StepfordSmiler
* {{Yandere}}: To Gabrielle.

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

Goddess of wisdom and war. She took over leadership of the Olympians after [[spoiler: Zeus' death]].

* BitchInSheepsClothing: She's every bit as vicious as Ares and the season 5 finale showed her true prejudice against humans.
* BlingOfWar: Her armor is solid gold, and her warriors dress in silver.
* FaceHeelTurn: Before she took over the Olympians and started pursuing Xena, Athena was the only Olympian Xena admired.
-->"''[[VillainousBreakdown I will not be dictated to by a mortal!]]''"
%%* LadyOfWar
%%* LightIsNotGood
* NecessarilyEvil: Tried to kill Xena because of the prophecy that Xena's child would destroy the Olympians.

!!Ming Tien
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Unknown to Xena, Ming Tien looked to her as his mentor. He saw his father, who was a pretty bad guy, as weak because of his concern for him.
%%* YellowPeril

!!Pao Ssu

One of Lao Ma's estranged daughters.

* CainAndAbel: with Khao Hsien
%%* DragonLady
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Once her identity is known, she switches from her qipao to the regalia of an empress
%%* EvilSorcerer
* PureIsNotGood: She masters Lao Ma's power because of her purity of hate.

->''[[ShutUpHannibal "Girl, I have seen death more times than I care to. You are either a fool or you don't know what you are talking about.]]''

Caesar's right hand man

* BlingOfWar: Wore silver armor
%%* DragonWithAnAgenda
%%* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* KilledOffForReal: At the battle of Actium, at that.

!!Ilainus of Mycenea

Athena's champion.

%%* BlingOfWar
* EvilCounterpart: She is loyal to Athena as much as Xena used to be loyal to Ares.
%%* EvilRedhead
%%* SmugSNake