Xena Warrior Princess
Regular Guest Characters - Friends
It may surprise you to learn that Hercules has his own series and
that Xena: Warrior Princess is actually a spin-off from his series,
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (abreviated to HTLJ hereafter).
The episodes listed here are those in which he appears with Xena.
Iolaus is Hercules' trusty sidekick, shorter and blonder than
Hercules himself, kinda like Gabrielle in that. Anyway needless to
say, he's also featured quite often in episodes in which Xena and
Gabrielle have appeared, so here's a list of them:
Salmoneus is a travelling salesman who often gets into sticky situations
when his slightly dubious business practices are found out.
He tends to be rather scared and frightened but occasionally shows
outbursts of courage.
Joxer - what can I say? - To be charitable to him, he provides the
comic stooge when needed and avoids the writers taking liberties with
the characters of Xena and Gabrielle. He is totally inept and the
character most Xenites love to hate.
Ephiny is an amazon princess who instructs Gabrielle in using the
staff as a weapon of defence. She has a centaur child whose father
was killed before he was born. For a long time she was regent Queen
of the Amazons in Gabrielle's absense, but this arrangement ended
when she was slain in battle by Brutus in Endgame.
Always struggling with his addiction to alchol, he is a mercenary who
never the less retains a decent side by working for troubled villages for
reasonable prices. He has twice been rescued by Gabrielle who is
extremely fond of him.
The self-proclaimed King of Thieves, Autolycus despite his profession
has a good heart and has on several occasions helped Xena and Gabrielle
by making use of his various skills.
Bruce Campbell maintains his own very impressive
web site at www.bruce-campbell.com
which includes some interesting material on his Xena and Hercules appearances.
Bevis King <B.King@ee.surrey.ac.uk>
30th September 1999