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08/23/16 06:20 PM
Well I know Xena was very sexual in the Hercules saga (never watched that series), but as I read it was a darker Xena no the Xena in her series, and seems Hercules helped her to realize that she needed to change.
To be fair, the character of "Xena" was very much a work in progress in the Xena trilogy on Hercules. Xena had a completely different characterisation in each of her three appearances. In "Warrior Princess", she was very much a "femme fatale" who achieved what she wanted through seduction (including the heavy implication that she only had an army because she seduced or offered the possibility of seducing all of its members). In "The Gauntlet", we see *our* version of Xena for the first time and I don't think there is any seduction. In "Unchained Heart", we see a bizarre, lovesick and submissive version of Xena who primarily acts as Hercules' cheerleader.
I think it's hard to read too much into the established character of Xena based on her original appearances on Hercules.
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sexual content... Xena has always been a highly sexual character was
would on occasion use sex in a manipulative way. We see this right from
her first appearance in the Herc trilogy where she seduces Herc and
Iolaus and almost succeeds in having the latter kill his best friend.
Quillbard wrote:As for TGYK it
highlighted the decadence of Caligula and his court.
placebo21 wrote:I believe we are talking about Xena in her series, not the Xena in Hercules who was a work in progress as Haephestus explained.
08/26/16 11:17 AM
Elara89 wrote:placebo21 wrote:I believe we are talking about Xena in her series, not the Xena in Hercules who was a work in progress as Haephestus explained.
If you disregard the Xena from H:TLJ, you completely lose an important part of her change to who she became in X:WP. It is part of her history, same as any back story that was shown in X:WP.
08/26/16 12:44 PM
placebo21 wrote:... my point is the reformed Xena (the one in her series), was in control of her body until season 5 were she acted pretty much as the Xena of her dark days
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08/27/16 10:10 AM
Luvthatxena wrote:For being a "highly sexual character" Xena certainly didn't seem to be getting much action after the first season, as Placebo pointed out.
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09/22/16 02:39 PM
Gabfan23 wrote:Not sure about being over sexual but series five was pants.
09/22/16 06:10 PM
HaroldO wrote:Gabfan23 wrote:Not sure about being over sexual but series five was pants.It is worse than series 7 of Buffy, which was awful.
It's interesting how each series finale kind of turned the premise on its head. For the duration of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, the character of Buffy seemed to regard being the "Slayer" as some kind of curse - something designed to ensure that she lived a lonely, brutal and short life before dying and some other girl being cursed.
Yet, in the finale, when Willow activated ALL "potential" Slayers around the world, being the Slayer was suddenly viewed as a gift and something to be celebrated. Sure, there is safety and support in numbers, but it was still a little odd to me.
Similarly, we had six seasons of Xena fighting for the greater good to atone for past sins and break the cycle of violence, only to be told that Xena had to die and stay dead because 40,000 souls who were too stupid to flee their burning homes desired vengeance.
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