Good, you promised. No backing out.

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In-verse Quotes on THE Relationship (Xena/Gabrielle)


Here’s what other characters on the show had to say about X/G.

Aphrodite: “I hate to break up, like, a major love fest …”

Aphrodite: “If it isn’t my favorite girl group!”

Aphrodite: “Gabrielle, I have to say I’m glad to see you’re still travelling with Xena.  I was afraid that with me away from Olympus [and love gone from the world], you two might not be so close.”
Gabrielle:  “No, we’re—we’re partners.”



Callisto, about to burn Gabrielle, to Xena: “You’re about to watch the friendship of your life go up in smoke.”

Callisto: “Well, we have the perfect bait for that [luring Velasca into a trap]. It’s your precious little Gabrielle she wants.”
Xena, as if that fact weighs on her more than the world would: “I know.”

Callisto: “I long to see you wailing over the body of your friend [Gabrielle]!”
Xena: “Well, it’s not gonna happen.”
Callisto: “Mhm?” [kills Perdicus, Gabrielle’s new husband]
Gabrielle, wailing over the body: “No! Noooo! Perdicus!”
Callisto: “That’ll do!”

Why? Because, Callisto thinks, seeing Gab hurt and knowing it’s indirectly b/c of Xena [via Callisto’s desire for revenge] will hurt Xena enough.

And when Callisto is faced with the prospect of Xena living without Gabrielle for the rest of her life …

, upon witnessing Xena’s reaction to Gab sacrificing herself to save Xena: “I never thought I’d feel so good again!  Seeing poor, dear Gabrielle sacrifice herself makes it all worthwhile. It finally gives me a reason for living—and I have you to thank for it, Xena!” [Xena plunges a knife into Callisto’s heart]



Joxer, deciding he has to stop sleeping with Meg (whom he thinks is Xena): “I’m wrecking one of the great friendships!”

Hope, masquerading as Gabrielle: “What would you make of my feelings towards Xena?”
Joxer: “Xena? Well, YOU know.  You love her more than anybody in the whole world!”
Hope, grumbling:  “More than anyone.”

Joxer to Xena before her wedding to Ares:  “Um, look, I know this is a marriage made in Hades, but I figure we don’t have to abandon EVERY tradition, so—here.  Something old.  It’s a lock of Gabrielle’s hair. […] And I want you to have it.”
Xena, taking it:  “I don’t know what to say.”



Gabrielle: “I know that Hope has to die—no matter the consequences.”
Ares: "Even if that means saying goodbye to your beloved Xena? Think you can just let it happen?  I don’t.”

Ares to Xena, whom he believes to be dead: “You’re with her now… . She knew what you needed—unconditional and unselfish love—and I couldn’t give that to you.  But I appreciated you in ways she never could—your rage—your violence—your beauty. When you sacrificed yourself for others, you were hers—but when you kicked ass, you were mine. I love you, Xena.”

Oh yes, Ares?  In fact, Xena is the one thing Ares and Gabrielle agree on …
Ares: “Is there anything you and I agree on?”
[Gabrielle shoots a wry look towards Xena]
Ares: “Oh, yeah.  Anything else?”

Ares, having proposed marriage to Xena: “What do I have to do to show you I’m serious?”
Xena:  “Die.”
Ares:  “Well, sadly, I’m a god.  I know—a wedding  gift.  Say … Gabrielle.”
[ …]
Ares: "Come on, Xena.  Becoming Mrs. God of War is a small price to pay to find her.”

Ares (lying): “See, Gabrielle made a deal with me.  In exchange for saving Hope’s life, she offered me her soul.  Yeah—you’re right.  It is QUITE a bargaining chip.  Unless we cut a new deal.  So—I have Gabrielle’s soul.  What could you possibly have that I would exchange for that?
Xena:  “You want my soul.”
Ares:  “That could work.  I let Gabrielle live—but you must be my wife in your next life.  And I guess, seeing as how it was one of those in-front-of-the-Fates kind of deals, that would be—forever?  Eternity.”
Xena:  “And you would let Gabrielle and me live out this life in peace?”
Ares:  “Okay—sounds like a deal.  ’Cause you know … she’d do it for you.”



Mael (bad guy of the week): “All you have to do is look at her [Xena] to see she’s unnatural, an affront to God.  A woman with the strength of ten men?  Out in the world alone, save only her scrawny little companion?  It’s a complete abomination!  And to think this FREAK of nature has my brother …” [This is from “Altared States,” which began with Xena and Gabrielle off screen, their clothes scattered on the bushes, having a conversation that was about fishing but sounded like it was about sex.]

Naiyima:  [Alti’s] soul is not destroyed.  It will return many times—filled with evil—but you will always be there to meet it.  And you, Gabrielle.  You both walk a path together.  Think of yourselves as lines in the mendhi—separate but forever connected.  Mendhi contains truth.”


.  .  .  .  SO WHAT ARE THEY?


Callisto: “I can arrange it for you and Gabrielle … to just walk out of here… . And you and Gabrielle can live happily ever after.”
Xena:  “What’s the catch?”
[ … ]
Callisto: “There’s a reason you can’t allow you and your partner peace.  It’s your guilt …”
Xena:  “You’re trying to tempt me from my way by offering me peace.”

Caligula: "Never turn your back on [Xena].  She and that—that—that bard of hers—yeah, like we don’t know what’s goin’ on there, huh?

Lucifer: "You’re a mortal female with a lying tongue, savage tendencies, and a blonde girlfriend …”

Alti, seeing Gabrielle: “Well if it isn’t Xena’s little bitch!”

Caesar, summing up the series: “Had I not betrayed Xena I’d be ruling Rome today. Instead I get stabbed in the back by my good friend Brutus while Xena gets to ride off into the sunset with her girlfriend. Hardly a fitting end to Julius Caesar.”

Alti to Empress Xena: "I saw the way you looked at her [the playwright Gabrielle] tonight during the play.  Wouldn’t Caesar give anything to have you look at him that way."

Odin to Brunnhilda, chastising her for not yet killing Xena: “My ravens, they tell me you’ve fallen in love with her [Xena’s] partner. Is it possible that you thought killing Xena would kill any chance you had with Gabrielle?”
Brunnhilda: “Those mangy stool pigeons.”

Brunnhilda: “Is Xena all you think about?!”
Gabrielle: “Xena is my family. She is the most important thing in my life.”

Gabrielle: “Xena and I have a connection. It’s stronger than either one of us. We’re soul mates.”
Brunnhilda:My love is strong, Gabrielle. I can feel it.”
Gabrielle: “I am trying to tell you that Xena and I are meant to be together. We didn’t make it that way, it just is.”
Xena [in the distance]: “Gabrielle!”
Gabrielle: “Xena!”
Brunnhilda: "I can see your heart lies with Xena, but I’ll prove to you which one of us deserves your love.”

Brunnhilda to Gabrielle: I’ll become an eternal flame for you. Only your true soul mate will be able to pass through the fire. You’ll be safe.”

"Wealthea" (the amnesiac Xena): "This Gabrielle truly loved Xena, didn’t she?"
Beowulf:  "And will till the end of time.  Gabrielle saved you from what you were—as you must now save her.”

Xena, about to attempt to cross the eternal flame:  “Beowulf—if I’m not the one …”
Beowulf:  “You are.  Brunhilda’s flame will recognize you as Gabrielle’s soulmate.”
Brunnhilda as the flame: “Xena … Xena … the love in your heart burns stronger than any flame. You belong together, Xena.”

Nigel, a 20th century reporter: “Gabrielle, Xena. I have only one more question left—the question that Gabrielle has been avoiding all evening—the question that has never, ever been answered.  Are you two … lovers?”
Xena:  “You’re asking—?”
Nigel: “That’s right.  I’m asking, 'Are you two … lovers?’”
Xena: “That’s none of your beeswax, Nigel!”
Gabrielle, soothingly:  “Okay, Xena.  You know … you just risked everything to bring love back into the world.”
Xena: “So what?”
Gabrielle:  ”I think you should answer the question.”
Xena: “Oh, you do, do ya?”
Gabrielle:  “Yeah.”
Xena:  [Sighs] 
Nigel: “W-wait—wait.  Hold it.  Hold it.  [Clears throat]  [Much flirty elbow-nudging and grins occur between Xe and Gab while Nigel addresses the camera] And now, ladies and gentlemen, a world exclusive.  For the first time anywhere, Xena and Gabrielle reveal the true nature of their relationship.  Gabrielle—Xena—are you two … lovers?"
Xena:  “You want the truth?”
Nigel:  “That’s right, Xena.  We want the truth—the whole world wants the truth!”
Xena: [Visual Fades In and Out]:  “It’s like this—[burst of static—TECHNICALLY—[static]”
Nigel’s Voice over static:  “What?  What?”
[Text on black screen: PLEASE STAND BY]
Nigel’s Voice:  “It’s dead?!  The battery—?!  This is the world’s greatest story and you’re telling me the battery is dead?!”

… IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (“Soul Possession”) … .
XWP Fan #2: “Hey!  Speaking of the Warrior Princess and the bard, what happened when your boyfriend Harry found out he was Xena in his past life—?”
XWP Fan #1: "And that your past-life counselor was none other than his beloved sidekick Gabrielle?”
Annie (the reincarnation of Joxer):  “THEY GOT HITCHED.”

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All was well.

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