Hercules, with help of friends, including Iolaus, Xena, and Salmoneus, stopped Ares in each scheme ("Unchained Heart"). Borias was, have speculated that this is because her relationship with Though he represents the physical aspect of war, Ares is far from some mindless thug. Hercules sends Morrigan and Nebula to protect Ares, because Ares dying allows Dahak to grow stronger. Xena and Gabrielle stage a fight to the unsuspecting Gaspar heads off in search of Ares, once again in the wrong direction. Hercules talks to Dahak. [50][22], The first major hurdle of their friendship came when the Warrior Princess, Xena, was able to coerce Iolaus into fighting Hercules in a ploy to kill him. Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus, https://hercules-xena.fandom.com/wiki/Ares?oldid=77258, Ares has appeared in 11 seasons of Xenaverse productions across three shows plus the, Although the last two were consequences of him playing Ares, Smith was cast as Iphicles independently, with Iphicles debuting in ". A fun, lively, friendly community for Xena & Hercules fans. Xena rushes to stop the battle and surrenders her daughter. [2] With her fighting skills and advocacy for women's rights, Xena bears a striking resemblance to the Amazons.      Ares (18-19) "family affair", although Xena had no way of knowing this at Terreis was the next in line to rule, and by giving Gabrielle the right, Gabrielle becomes an Amazon Princess of the Greek tribe. Following his mother's death, Hercules was approached by Zeus to live on Mount Olympus. His closest sister was Aphrodite[15][70][88] His closest god friend was Hephaestus, who also had made his magical gauntlets[88][98][93], His closest friendship was with Iolaus, who he considered a part of his own family. At the last minute, however, his love for Xena prevailed and he gave up his godhood to heal the mortally wounded Gabrielle and Eve. Hercules' personality was seen as congenial and he maintained many close friendships, and a few romantic relationships, over his journeys throughout the ancient Earth. became the one man she began to trust. His own father, Zeus, told him that he was mortal, but it is clear Zeus was not telling the truth or wasn't sure himself. Xena again! They: One of Hercules' major feats in this era, was his destroying of the Titans (Atlas, Helios and Oceanus) that were inadvertently unleashed by the young god, Evander. WAR (25/201) that Xena had battled against the It was on Jason's legendary trip to find the Golden Fleece that Hercules first gained a measure of fame. Aphrodite treats Hercules as her protective older brother, affectionately referring to him as "Big Bro" (a physical description, given that she was millennia older than him) and was probably the closest to him of all the Olympians; certainly, even though Hercules later came to hate the gods, he did not hate her. He is primarily the patron god of Sparta, but armies from all city-states offer prayers to him before going into battle. Whenever possible, he seems to like the methods of getting other people to do his work for him or finding ways to get his enemies to destroy themselves. [50] Hercules was deeply affected by Deianeira's death. [11] He freed her from Kernunnos' influence before sailing off briefly to the Norselands. After several weeks of training, Hercules participated in his first adventure. Ares and Gabrielle watch Xena seduce Caligula. He was still around in the late 20th century, when he adopted the identity of actor "Kevin Sorbo." Although some gods were able to mask their presence from Hercules, it required extra effort on their part. Feeling closure, Hercules left to journey once more with Iolaus.[48][71]. Unable to convince him, Xena dodges his blows and escapes, concluding that Ares must kill her in order to be released from the clutches of the Furies. [11] Lao Ma tried to teach Xena the Way (and though Callisto was using it. During this crisis, Hera was restored to Olympus, but gave up her anger at Hercules, ending their long feud and promising a more harmonious Olympus from now on.      Cecrops, Ulysses, and Rafe (23) [49], Together, they married and started a family. [101], Xena's friendship with Hercules bordered on the romantic side.