Xena: Warrior Princess

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Xena: Warrior Princess is an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. It has been praised by critics for its strong female protagonist and has since acquired a strong cult following, attention in fandom, parody, and academia, and has influenced the direction of other television series.

The series narrative follows Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), an infamous warrior on a quest to seek redemption for her past sins against the innocent by using her formidable fighting skills to now help those who are unable to defend themselves. Xena is accompanied by Gabrielle (played by Renee O'Connor), who during the series changes from a simple farm girl into an Amazon warrior and Xena's comrade-in-arms; her initial naïveté helps to balance Xena and assists her in recognizing and pursuing the "greater good".

The Haunting of Amphipolis (Season 6, Episode 2)[edit | edit source]

Xena visits her mother at her hometown only to find it's become a ghost town, where demon Mephistopheles plans to use the tavern to escape from hell. Later, that same demon possesses Gabrielle, only to be exorcised out of her by Xena.