|Basic Biographical Information|
|Place of Birth||Amphipolis|
|Parents||Cyrene and Atrius § (deceased)|
|Siblings||Toris (older), Lyceus (younger/deceased).|
|Significant Others||Gabrielle, Lao Ma (deceased), Petracles (deceased), Borias (deceased),
Marcus (deceased), Hercules.
In the second story, The Gauntlet, effectively the first part of a two part story arc, Xena is usurped in her army by her lieutenant Darfus who leads an attack on a small village. Xena prides herself on being a warrior who only kills those who oppose her with arms; on his own Darfus takes a scorched earth policy and kills the women and children of the village and then torches it. When Xena rounds on him, he seizes control of her army and forces her to go through a deadly challenge known as the gauntlet. When she unexpectedly survives, he banishes her in exile when he discovers that none of the soldiers will obey his orders to kill her anyway. Bitter and on her own, she plots to defeat Darfus and decides to bring back Hercules' head as a trophy to prove her worth. When she fails to defeat Hercules, he tries to pursuade her of the error of her ways and in the end convinces her to join him in a quest to stop Darfus. Travelling with them in their quest is Salmoneus, the travelling salesman who Xena saved from slaughter when she decided he amused her, and Iolaus who remains extremely bitter about his first encounter with Xena. Ultimately this works out, or so it seems until right at the end Darfus is brought back to life with the help of the god of war, Ares, who gives him the task of destroying Hercules.
The third story, Unchained Heart, the second
part of the two-part story,
sees Hercules and Xena working together to defeat the undead Darfus and
the evil monster Gragus, Ares has given him to aid in the destruction of
Hercules. Meanwhile Iolaus turns up and Hercules has a hard time convincing
him that Xena has changed.
At the end of the story, Xena heads off to make amends for her past and
to find herself.
From this point the story of Xena continues in her own series, called
Xena: Warrior Princess.
Her previous work includes several non-Xena roles on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Lysia, the Amazon Enforcer in "Hercules and The Amazon Women" and Lyla is the first season Hercules episode "When Darkness Falls". She also appeared in the TV Movie "Rainbow Warrior" starring Sam Neill and Jon Voight, and was presenter of the Air New Zealand Holiday TV show on New Zealand television.