Portrayed By Anthony Ray Parker
Series Xena: Warrior Princess
Only Appearance "The Haunting of Amphipolis"
Gender Male
Status Deceased
Residence Hell
Amphipolis, Greece
Race Demon
Also Known As Lord, Him, King of Hell
Cause of Death Stabbed
Killed By Xena
Affiliations Xena, Eve, Cyrene, Hell, Amphipolis
Mephistopheles, the King of Hell, was a character on Xena: Warrior Princess. He was the King of Hell, until Xena killed him and forced Lucifer to take her place as the rightful ruler of Hell.

Mephistopheles ordered Callisto to kill Julius Caesar and make Xena follow the path of peace that Gabrielle was following at the time, in order to have a chance of resurrection. She failed and inadvertantly caused their deaths, which led to Mephistopheles turning her into an Archdemon (as either a promotion or punishment, depending on perspective). Mephistopheles remained silent during Callisto's subsequent redemption and a demonic Xena's failed invasion of Heaven – it is not clear to what, if any extent, these events fitted into his plans.

Some time during Xena and Gabrielle's 25-year sleep, Mephistopheles opened a portal to Hell in Cyrene's tavern, releasing the minions of Hell onto the village. The townspeople believed Cyrene to be mad, when they became convinced that the spirits came from her. They burnt her at the stake as a witch, in a false belief that it would rid Ampihpolis of the spirits - but it didn't.

When Xena, Gabrielle and Eve returned to Amphipolis after the 25-year sleep, they discovered Cyrene's tavern to be filled with evil spirits. Upon finding her mother's charred remains, she vowed to return Amphipolis to it's normal state and avenge her death. Mephistopheles could not be beaten in Hell or the Spritual Realm and so he had to be bought to the surface world. He requested a mere droplet of the Mesenger of Eli, Eve. She was more the willing to spill blood to allow Xena to defeat and end his reign of terror. Once on the surface, Mephistopheles and Xena fight. He tells her that if she were to kill him, then she will take his place as the rightful ruler of Hell - a fate she was willing to take. She impales him with her sword and begins to fall victim to the grasp of the prophecy.

In order to avoid her inevitable fate, Xena hatched a plan to force someone else to take her place - namely an Archangel, Lucifer. She forced him to cave into the Seven Deadly Sins, which made him transform into a hideous beast and become the new King of Hell.

Being the King/ruler of Hell Mephistopheles was a very powerful Being more powerful than all Gods and equally as powerful as Zeus himself so the powers Mephistopheles has are :

Immortality: Mephistopheles has the ability to live infinite life span as well as immunity to all sorts of diseases.

Invincibility: Mephistopheles is invincible to all sorts of weapons (swords,axes,crossbows) as well as all magical powers from the Gods although these powers can hurt him but not kill him.

Atmokinesis: Mephistopheles has the power to control and manipulate the weather bring out storms , tornadoes ,rains and Lightning his presence affected the Air around Hercules and Iolaus that made them both astonished .

Pyrokinesis: Mephistopheles has the power to control and manipulate fire by throwing it from his hands as well as creating very powerful Fire balls capable of hurting Gods and killing mortals.

Telepathy: Mephistopheles has the power to enter the minds of Mortals as well as communicate with them Telepathically and shows them whatever he wants them to see Especially Hell he used this power to communicate with Iolaus Telepathically and tell him you should learn to hold your Tongue Iolaus while he was posing as Sin/Serena.

Teleportation: Mephistopheles has the ability to teleport to any place whatever he sees fit either on earth or Hell itself.

Superhuman Strength: Mephistopheles's super strength can send people flying as well as gods his strength is more powerful than lesser Gods but equally if not more powerful than Hercules and equally as Zeus himself.

Energy Blasts: Mephistopheles has the power to shoot powerful Energy blast capable of killing mortals and hurting Gods.

Time Manipulation: Mephistopheles has the power to manipulate time by travel back & forward as well as freezing time itself.

Invisibility: Mephistopheles had the power to make himself invisible to all mortals they can't be seen or heard by him .

Lightning: Mephistopheles has the power to shoot powerful arcs of electricity/lightning capable of killing mortals & hurting Gods he told Hercules when he was giving him power to defeat Xerxos whould you prefer to give u the power by shooting Lightning bold at you.

Telekinesis: Mephistopheles has the ability to move objects & mortals with his mind.

Conjuration: Mephistopheles has the the power to conjure anything he wants like objects and beings.

Shapeshifting: Mephistopheles has the alter his appearance to take whatever form he likes whether mortals or monsters or Gods he Has Shape shifted into Serena Hercules's former wife and called himself Sin.

Divine Powers: Mephistopheles being of the one of the most powerful of beings that ever existed he posses range of Divine abilities like:

  • Reality warping: Mephistopheles Had the ability to manipulate Reality and do almost whatever he wants he used this ability to create Beings like Demons & ArchDemons.


  • During the final season of Xena: Warrior Princess, Mephistopheles replaced Poseidon in the opening credits when the narrator mentions "ancient gods".
  • Although Xena, Gabrielle and Eve immediately know who Mephistopheles is upon hearing his name, he has never been mentioned before. This is especially odd considering that they didn't even know Heaven and Hell existed until they actually wound up there.
  • Mephistopheles is the name given to the devil in the Faust legends. The origin of the name is unknown, but seems to derive either from an Ancient Greek phrase meaning "not a lover of light," (me-, a negation; phos, "light"; and philis, "loving") or from the Hebrew words mephitz ("destroyer") and tophel ("liar").
  • The antagonist of "Be Deviled", who took the form of Serena and asked to be referred to as "Sin", may have been Mephistopheles in disguise.

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Xena: Warrior PrincessEdit

  1. "The Haunting of Amphipolis"


  1. "The Ides of March"
  2. "Fallen Angel"
  3. "Heart of Darkness"