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Trivia: Xena: Warrior Princess
  • Actor Allusion
    • "The Play's The Thing" features a Centaur actor played by Peter Muller, who played Deric the Centaur on Hercules. (And his name is Dustinus 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 other role that Bruce Campbell has had.
    • Done pretty often with Ted Raimi (Joxer the Mighty), usually to poke fun at him for being the Executive Producer's brother.
    • With Bruce Campbell (Autolycus) this is usually done alongside Ted Raimi, referencing his (Campell's) work on the Evil Dead movies, and his longstanding friendship with Raimi's older brother.
  • Creator Backlash: Rob Tapert has admitted the fifth season wasn't all it could have been.
  • Directed by Cast Member
    • Bruce Campbell did "The Key to the Kingdom".
    • Renee O'Connor did "Déjà Vu All Over Again" and "Dangerous Prey".
    • Michael Hurst, who starred on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 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.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Rob Tapert openly hates the Dynamite Comics arcs, which act as a Fix Fic to developments that Tapert supported and continually defends to this day. 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 Army of Darkness comics).
  • Dye Hard: 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.
  • Flip Flop of God: 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.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Pandora is played by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, known for her many voiceover roles in video game and anime dubbing, and for providing vocals for many Silent Hill songs.
    • (Hungary) Roughly a decade later, Gabrielle and Xena came back on TV as Linda and Gwen.
  • Non-Singing Voice: 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.
  • The Other Darrin
    • Hades was portrayed by Erik Thomson (who was also initially The Other Darrin on Hercules) until he was replaced by Stephen Lovatt for Season 5.
    • Same for Cleopatra who was originally played by Gina Torres.
      • ...Stephen Lovatt played Cleopatra?
    • The other Cleopatra was played by Josephine Davidson (who also played Athena) in the episode "Antony and Cleopatra".
    • Brutus was played by Grant Triplow in "Destiny" and "When In Rome," then played by Darren Young in "A Good Day" and then by David Franklin for all remaining appearances.
  • Production Posse: Both Hercules and Xena were Executive Produced by Sam Raimi and both feature Recurring Character, Autolycus the King of Thieves (Played by Bruce Campbell) and Joxer the Mighty (played by younger brother, Theodore Raimi).
  • Retroactive Recognition
  • Viral Marketing: 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 "The Xena Scrolls".
  • What Could Have Been: 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.

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