Ares, God of War
General Information

Gender Male
Aliases Unknown
Race Immortal God
TV Show Xena: Warrior Princess
Credit Kevin Smith


Ares is a recurring character in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. He is the Greek god of war and half-brother to Hercules, they share the same father - Zeus, king of the gods.


He hates Hercules for wanting to do good in the world and frequently tries to thwart his actions. He is besotted with Xena and repeatedly comes up with different attempts at trying to win her back into his fold. He dreams of dominating the world with Xena at his side but she is not interested and will do anything to stop him. Although enemies for the most part, sometimes Ares' weak spot for Xena means that he helps her in some way from time to time.

Major Plots

Personality and Traits



  • No. Life isn't worth living. It's to be taken, and beaten. And wrestled, and formed in your image. That's where the meaning lies. In what you can twist life into. For those who just endure life, yeah it is a very nasty joke. But for those who form it with their will, the joke is on those who get in the way.

Appearances in Xena: Warrior Princess

1.6 The Reckoning
1.20 Ties That Bind

2.7 Intimate Stranger
2.8 Ten Little Warlords
2.10 The Xena Scrolls

3.1 The Furies
3.3 The Dirty Half Dozen
3.4 The Deliverer
3.10 The Quill is Mightier
3.12 The Bitter Suite
3.17 Forget Me Not
3.21 Sacrifice: Part 1
3.22 Sacrifice: Part 2

4.22 Deja Vu All Over Again

5.2 Chakram
5.3 Succession
5.9 Seeds of Faith
5.12 God Fearing Child
5.13 Eternal Bonds
5.14 Amphipolis Under Siege
5.15 Married with Fishsticks
5.19 Looking Death in the Eye
5.20 Livia
5.21 Eve
5.22 Motherhood

6.1 Coming Home
6.10 Old Ares Had a Farm
6.12 The God You Know
6.13 You Are There
6.14 Path of Vengeance
6.20 Soul Possession

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