- Art Shift: In Illusia.
- Fan Nickname: The infamous "Gab Drag", wherein Xena binds Gabrielle's feet together and drags her behind her horse.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Ares's "melt into me" song is all about how erotic and seductive war and conquest can be.
- Musical Episode
- Tarot Motifs: As soon as they enter Illusia, all of the characters appear as figures from the tarot.