It is a no longer a secret that some women fight better than most men. For us kids of the eighties and early nineties this was reinforced into us every Thursday night when Xena dominated the small screen. The “Scandal” of her times, this now iconic show defied every stereotype you could think of. Whether she was taking down some warlord, wooing some hardened king, or going toe to toe with the gods themselves this warrior woman was always making the impossible possible!
Besides major butt kicking we saw the unlikely love story of Xena and her sidekick Gabrielle unfold. Growing from an annoying blonde bard, to a ferocious stick fighter, and later a full fledged warrior this little lady at times stole the show. It was generally understood the pair were an item, but the writers of the show did an awesome job encoding their lesbian relationship. They even had a daughter via “immaculate conception.” All and all, her signature weapon, the Chakram, is still one of the most memorable fantasy weapons to date. In my opinion, only the Sword of Omens, the Power Sword, and Batman’s utility belt amaze me more.
Another thing that I find interesting about the show are the villains. The Warrior Princess went up against Caesar, Callisto, and Ares just to name a few. The show also introduced us to other ancient cultures and other pantheons of gods. To put it simply it’s time for a reboot! Xena deserves to return back to television and eventually the Big Screen.