Legendary Journeys

Season Six of Xena: Warrior Princess aired from 2nd October, 2000 to 18th June, 2001. This season mainly focused on clearing up all the stories that were left open in previous Seasons, as well as the possible storylines that were created along with the 25 year leap into the future.


Throne of Hell and Gabrielle's Torment[]

After being entombed for 25 years and defeating the Olympians, Xena and Gabrielle face their final adventures together, tavelling across Greece, Norseland and Jappa. Eve begins to face the consequences of her past, whilst Ares is tormented by The Furies and Xena and Gabrielle meet the young Amazon Varia for the first time. Xena returns home to visit her mother and show her to Eve, only to find that she had been burnt at the stake. Xena is then forced onto the Throne of Hell when she defeats the deadly demon Mephistopheles, but tricks the Archangel Lucifer into taking her place. Gabrielle even seeks her own revenge when she learns that her parents had been brutally murdered by a warlord, Gurkhan. She is then tormented by the face of an innocent young boy that she killed in defense. Xena then takes on a group of hungry Cannibals, when Gabrielle and Virgil are taken by them.


One of Xena's most haunting memories returns, when a man named Beowulf reminds of her time in Odin's Valkyrie and the forging of the Ring, over 35 years previous. She must return and destroy Grindl, the hideous creature that was once the most beautiful and favourite of Odin's Valkyrie, created due to the Ring and it's power, made from a rare substance known as Rheingold, which Xena had stolen from the Rheinmaidens. Events lead Gabrielle to learn that Xena is on a suicide mission, and teams up with the mysterious Brunhilda to join her in her fight against Grindl. In order to protect Gabrielle from Grindl, Brunhilda surrounds her in impassable flames, whilst Xena undergoes the effect of the Ring herself and loses all memorty of her identity and past. A year later and she is Wealthea, the betrothed of Hrothgar, a king. Beowulf talks "Wealthea" into travelling with him to the Flames of Brunhilda and rescuing Gabrielle, as Xena is the only one able to pass through the flames. In doing so, all memory returns, she defeats Grindl and puts things right with the Rheinmaidens.

Ares and Aphrodite's Mortality[]

The word is out about Ares's mortality, and Xena, who is in great debt to him for having sacrificed his godhood to revive Gabrielle and Eve, places him at her childhood farm in the hopes that warlords out seeking vengeance on him would not expect the ex-God of War to be living the life of a farmer.

After finding a field of slain and massacred peasants, Xena and Gabrielle are informed by the Archangel Michael that Caligula, the ruler of Rome at the time, is draining Aphrodite of her godhood in order to make himself a god. Xena intervenes, but not in time to save Aphrodite's godhood.

Realising that the world is out of balance without the God of War and the Goddess of Love, Xena steals the Golden Apples from Odin in Valhalla to restore their godhoods.

Varia's Maturity and Betrayal[]

During a hunt for Amazons by a foreign prince, Xena trains Varia as Marga's, the last Amazon queen's, last wish. After strong initial resistance from Varia, Varia ultimately realizes it is for the best and asks Xena to teach her what it takes to be a leader. (This episode, "Dangerous Prey" actually occurs during the Ares and Aphrodite's Mortality arc.)

When a banished Eve returns to the Amazon village, Varia arrests her and puts her on trial for her crimes during her time as Livia. Xena and Gabrielle learn of this and Xena realises that Varia is in fact being trained by the now re-ascended Ares. Xena manages to talks sense into Varia, who ultimately understands that Livia is in fact dead and allows Eve to live and spread her message of peace.

When Varia is then captured in the middle of her induction ceremony by Bellerophon, son of Artemis, Gabrielle leads the entire Amazon nation in a full frontal attack on his castle on the isle of Helicon. Varia then betrays Gabrielle, by trying to kill her in exchange for the Amazon's life, a deal set up by her and Bellerophon.

Return of Alti and Julius Caesar[]

2000 years in the future, Alti clones Xena and Gabrielle and tries to rejuvenate the memory of evil Xena. She fails, and Xena defeats her once more. Xena and Gabrielle also reunite with a deceased Ephiny, who asks them to help out Xenan, who is being hunted by the son of Borias, Belach. When Julius Caesar escapes from the Underworld, he creates an Alternate Reality, where he enlists the help of Alti to defeat and rule over Xena, and part her from Gabrielle. Gabrielle destroyed the Alternate Reality, taking out Alti and Caesar with it.

Penultimate Adventures[]

Xena and Gabrielle met with Aphrodite one last time, who helped them save a virgin from being sacrificed. 2000 years in the future, a scroll is found in the Ionian Sea, which depicts an adventure with Xena and Joxer, between the time of Gabrielle's presumed death in "Sacrifice II" and their reunion in "A Family Affair". It shows a wedding between Ares and Xena and reveals how Gabrielle survived the fall into the Lava Pit. It is also revealed in modern day that Ares switches the souls of Joxer and Xena in their proper bodies.

Journey to Jappa[]

Xena is summoned to Jappa by Akemi, an old friend and protege of Xena's. She claimed that her father, Yodoshi (of whom Akemi killed), had captured the souls of the 40,000 people of Higuchi, that were inadvertantly killed by Xena in a fire. Akemi asked her to defeat Yodoshi and release the souls from internal torment. Xena saw it as the ultimate act of redemption and took it - even when she learned that she had be dead to fight him and subsequently stay deceased to keep the souls safe. Gabrielle, unaware of how Xena is about to achieve her goal, inherits Xena's Chakram and then attempts to revive her, but Xena prevents her and stays dead to complete her quest for redemption and continues with Gabrielle in spirit.


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"Coming Home" Mellisa Good Garth Maxwell October 2, 2000
The Amazons call for Xena and Gabrielle when they are under attack by Ares. The Furies return and torment Ares to insanity.
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"The Haunting of Amphipolis" Edithe Swensen, Joel Metzger Garth Maxwell October 9, 2000
Xena returns home to Amphipolis, only to find that her mother has been killed and the portal to Hell has opened in the middle of the town, which has released evil spirits in Xena's old house. Mephistopheles, the King of Hell, attempts to obtain the blood of Eli and invade the Earth realm.
"Heart of Darkness" Emily Skopov Mark Beesley October 16, 2000

The prophecy begins to come true, when Xena begins to take her rightful place on the throne of Hell. But she doesn't plan on going anywhere just yet and an unlikely suspect catches her eye...

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"Who's Gurkhan?" R.J. Stewart, Robert Tapert Michael Hurst October 23, 2000
When Gabrielle learns that her niece was captured by a vicious raider, Gurkhan, she sets sail for North Africa on a rescue mission with Xena, Eve, and Virgil.
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"Legacy" Melissa Good Chris Martin-Jones October 30, 2000
Xena and Gabrielle get caught up in a war in the middle of the desert. They are quite happy to help out when the Romans decide to join in. But when Gabrielle inadvertantly kills an innocent boy and is sentenced to death, Xena is distracted from the war.
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"The Abyss" James Kahn Rick Jacobson November 6, 2000
Xena, Gabrielle and Virgil cross pathes with a group of savage cannibals. When Gabrielle and Virgil get captured by them, Xena must save them. But it isn't going to be easy sneaking into a camp full of cannibals.
"The Rheingold" R.J. Stewart John Fawcett November 13, 2000
Xena is once again haunted by her past, as she is forced to put a right something that happened a long time ago, during her days as one of Odin's Valkyrie. She leaves Gabrielle when the Norse warrior Beowulf approaches her for help and travels north to Norseland on a suicide mission, but Gabrielle follows.
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"The Ring" Joel Metzger Rick Jacobson November 20, 2000
Gabrielle and Brunhilda finally catch up with Xena and Beowulf and continue to fight Grindl, the monster that was forged by The Ring 35 years ago. Later, Brunhilda kidnaps Gabrielle and confesses her love for her. Xena and Beowulf, meanwhile, battle an array of villains who seek to take possession of the ring.
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"Return of the Valkyrie" Emily Skopov John Fawcett November 27, 2000
Beowulf must return an amnesiac Xena to the Flames of Brunhilda so that she can pass through and awaken Gabrielle. But a year has passed and Xena has a new life now...
"Old Ares Had a Farm" Steven L. Sears Charles Siebert January 15, 2001
To protect Ares from a gang of revenge-seeking warlords, Xena brings him to her childhood home and disguises him as a farmer.
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"Dangerous Prey" Joel Metzger Renee O'Connor January 22, 2001
When Marga is killed by a vicious hunter, Prince Morloch, she requests that Xena trains Varia to become queen of the tribe. The two attempt to track down Morloch, but he is very smart and has skills that almost match those of the Warrior Princess herself.
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"The God You Know" Emily Skopov Garth Maxwell January 29, 2001
Caligula has stolen Aphrodite's divinity and so Xena and Gabrielle must restore it. But when Xena begins to abuse her powers to kill Deities, Eli strips her of it. This causes the mission to be a lot harder for Xena.
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"You Are There" Chris Black John Laing February 5, 2001
In an ancient world meets modern-day satire, a tabloid TV reporter stalks Xena and Company, determined to get a juicy scoop on the Warrior Princess.
"Path of Vengeance" Joel Metzger Chris Martin-Jones February 12, 2001
Eve is put on death-row by Varia and the rest of the amazons for raiding the village years ago. Xena and Gabrielle desperately try to get Eve off the hook, but Xena discovers that Varia has an underlying motive - Ares.
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"To Helicon and Back" Liz Friedman, Vanessa Place Michael Hurst February 19, 2001
When Varia is kidnapped by Bellerophon, the son of Artemis, Gabrielle leads the now united Amazon Nation on a treacherous and bloody rescue mission. The plan takes a downward turn, however, when Xena's efforts to counteract the warrior's catapults are ineffective.
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"Send in the Clones" Paul Robert Coyle Charlie Haskell April 23, 2001
In present day, 2001, a mysterious scientist, Alexis, plans to clone Xena and Gabrielle. She entrusts the help of Clea, Polly and Mac, three die-hard Xena: Warrior Princess fans, who begin to become suspicious of Alexis' true motives.
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"Last of the Centaurs" Joel Metzger Garth Maxwell 30 April, 2001
Xenan, the centaur son of Ephiny, is hunted by the warlord Belach, after he supposedly kidnapped his daughter. Ephiny appears in spirit to Gabrielle and asks for her and Xena's help. But when Xena visits Belach and realises who he is, the mission becomes personal.
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"When Fates Collide" Katherine Fugate Josh Becker May 7, 2001
Julius Caesar escapes from the Underworld and takes over the Fates' loom. He uses it to alter his first encounter with Xena so that they became allies instead of enemies. Reality is greatly altered, as they are now married and rule the Roman Empire. Caesar seems to changed his destiny, but the sudden arrival of playwright Gabrielle threatens his new reality.
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"Many Happy Returns" Liz Friedman, Vanessa Place Mark Beesley May 14,2001
On their way to deliver the Helmet of Hermes to Thebes, Xena and Gabrielle save the young virgin Genia from being sacrificed by religious zealots. In order to change her views on the "gracious" gods that she believes in, they introduce her to Aphrodite.
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"Soul Possession" Melissa Blake Josh Becker June 4, 2001
In modern-day, a scroll is found in the Ionian Sea which depicts the events that happened between Xena's return from Siberia and reuniting with Gabrielle in Potedia.
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"A Friend in Need Part I" R.J. Stewart Robert Tapert June 11, 2001
Summoned by a long-lost former student, Xena heads for Japan with Gabrielle for what may be her greatest- and perhaps final- battle.
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"A Friend in Need Part II" R.J. Stewart Robert Tapert June 18, 2001
Xena asks a samurai, Morimoto, to kill her in battle, as she must be dead to fight Yodoshi. Gabrielle learns of a way to revive her after the battle, but unbeknownst to her, Xena must stay dead to keep the 40,000 souls safe from Yodoshi's spirit.




Also Starring[]

Recurring Roles[]

Character Introductions[]

The following characters were introduced in Series 6 of Xena: Warrior Princess. They had two or more appearances on the show overall;


The following characters were born in Series 6 of Xena: Warrior Princess. They had one or more appearances on the show overall;

Character Departures[]

The following characters made their last appearance on Xena: Warrior Princess in Series 6. They had two or more appearances on the show overall;


The following characters died in Series 6 of Xena: Warrior Princess. They had two or more appearances on the show overall;