Ares/Xena

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Pairing
Pairing: Ares/Xena
Alternative name(s):
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
Canonical?: aspects of the relationship are canonical; it is considered mostly one-sided, with Ares being canonically in love with Xena
Prevalence: popular
Archives: Born For War, Illyandria's Xena and Ares Page, Shipper Seasons, Xena/Ares Fan Fiction Library
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Ares/Xena shippers have a long, wonderful history that should not be lost.

Ares/Xena is the het pairing of Ares and Xena in Xena: Warrior Princess fandom.

The character of Ares has been positioned romantically with Xena since his introduction in episode six ("The Reckoning") of the series.

Terms used in the fandom

  • Shipper: a person who ships Ares/Xena. While the show was airing, the use of "shipper" in the Xena fandom was almost exclusively used for the Ares/Xena ship. This history is still evidenced today by the Shipper Heaven forum, part of the AUSXIP Talking Xena message board that is dedicated exclusively to the Ares/Xena pairing, as well as the Shipper Seasons, a site dedicated to writing seasons beyond the end of Xena: Warrior Princess with a focus on the Ares/Xena relationship.
  • Subber: a person who ships Gabrielle/Xena.

Influential Ares/Xena fans

  • Arianwen P.F. Everett, author of early fic for the pairing.
  • Aurora, prolific author and producer of the Shipper Seasons.
  • Delenn, prolific author and archivist of Born For War.
  • Illyandria, prolific author and archivist of Illyandria's Xena and Ares Page.
  • LadyKate, prolific author and producer of the Shipper Seasons.
  • Larissa, author of early fic for the pairing.
  • Nancy Lorenz, author of epic fic for the pairing.
  • Silk, author of Ares' Curse and Ares' Chosen, some of the first Ares/Xena stories on the internet (1998).
  • Skkye Blue, author of epic fic for the pairing.
  • Something Royal, author of epic fic for the pairing: Dark Revelations.

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