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Pairing: Joxer/Ares
Alternative name(s):
Gender category: slash, m/m
Fandom: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Minor
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Joxer/Ares is the slash pairing of Joxer and Ares, God of War, from the 1990s live-action shows Hercules and Xena.


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First Fanfics?

In 2005 z_rayne commented in a Slash Philosophy post by partly_bouncy,

I was the third person to write Joxer/Ares back in early 1998 (under my old pseud of Dyevka). The first two were Miriam Heddy and, I believe, Black Rose. Not necessarily in that order. I know that Miriam's Joxer/Ares series (which began with "Lessons in Battle") was written in late 1997 or early 1998, as we roomed together at the very first ConneXions in March or April of 1998 and she'd already started the series by then.[1][2]

The earliest fanfics in the AO3 ship tag are backdated to 1998 and include a Highlander crossover by wickedwords, Days of Beer & Dandelions, and the Footfalls series by Zoe Rayne.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  • Interlude by sidewinder, Some silliness set after the events of "In Sickness and In Hell". Gabrielle stumbles onto an unexpected scene. (July 16, 1998)
  • Shoved Together By Love - And Mischief by Amarin Rose, 'Dite has locked both Ares and Joxer in one of the War God's temples. Why? As if we couldn't guess... Who is helping her play matchmaker, anyway?




Archives, Communities & Resources


  1. ^ "slashphilosophy: History of slash fan fiction". 2005-05-15. Archived from the original on 2013-08-27.
  2. ^ "History of slash fan fiction - Slash Philosophy". 2005-05-15. Archived from the original on 2021-11-17.