Pet Peeves/Inconsistencies about the series!

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    SuperSaiyanTien

    [61]May 22, 2010
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    alti_fan wrote:


    A few more I have:


    -How was it that there just happened to be four people in Greece who looked exactly the same?- 4 Xenas
    -Ephiny knew almost instantly that Xena noticed that Boris's son looked just like his father- Spirits aren't that good, especially when they don't know what Boris looks like?
    -In "The Prodigal" Gabrielle could have just as easily moved out of the way of the rolling wagon instead of just making it dramatic and make out she couldn't pass it xD
    -Ephiny goes from being the rude and arrogant Amazon to a loving friend in the next episode she is in? Don't think so...
    -They write in Greek, yet they speak in English xD
    -The staff given to Gabrielle from Ephiny had all of these extra things on it, yet next episode its just the furry thing at the top.
    -Even though Grinhilda's child was born a beast, wouldn't she be slightly angry at the very least that Xena killed her child?
    -The flips Xena did in Lost Mariner and that other ship episode.
    -When Callisto became a God, both her and Velasca drained at the same time, when one would think that she would drain a lot easier than the then stronger Velasca.
    -A Xena about to give birth able to fight off the baddies...Come on now.


    I questioned the part about Gabby's staff from Ephiny as well for quite awhile. I originally assumed she cut the top off herself. However, a friend told me (not sure how true it is) that in a herc/Xena crossover, Herc threw Xena's chakram and it sliced through Gabby's staff, severing the top of it off. How true it is, I'm not sure of. Can anyone confirm or deny?

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    TeemerDJ

    [62]Aug 16, 2010
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    SuperSaiyanTien wrote:

    alti_fan wrote:


    A few more I have:


    -How was it that there just happened to be four people in Greece who looked exactly the same?- 4 Xenas
    -Ephiny knew almost instantly that Xena noticed that Boris's son looked just like his father- Spirits aren't that good, especially when they don't know what Boris looks like?
    -In "The Prodigal" Gabrielle could have just as easily moved out of the way of the rolling wagon instead of just making it dramatic and make out she couldn't pass it xD
    -Ephiny goes from being the rude and arrogant Amazon to a loving friend in the next episode she is in? Don't think so...
    -They write in Greek, yet they speak in English xD
    -The staff given to Gabrielle from Ephiny had all of these extra things on it, yet next episode its just the furry thing at the top.
    -Even though Grinhilda's child was born a beast, wouldn't she be slightly angry at the very least that Xena killed her child?
    -The flips Xena did in Lost Mariner and that other ship episode.
    -When Callisto became a God, both her and Velasca drained at the same time, when one would think that she would drain a lot easier than the then stronger Velasca.
    -A Xena about to give birth able to fight off the baddies...Come on now.


    I questioned the part about Gabby's staff from Ephiny as well for quite awhile. I originally assumed she cut the top off herself. However, a friend told me (not sure how true it is) that in a herc/Xena crossover, Herc threw Xena's chakram and it sliced through Gabby's staff, severing the top of it off. How true it is, I'm not sure of. Can anyone confirm or deny?



    I don't believe that's true, at all. Just assume that Gabrielle just took the things off of it, voluntarily

    And about the Greek/English thing, would you prefer that they speak in Greek, so we don't understand them?
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    harryathouse

    [63]May 11, 2012
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    One that really, really bugged me (something that if memory serves, I have mentioned on the forums before) is how the Chakram managed to stay on the tiny little hook on Xena's dress, especially when she's performing all sorts of flips and kicks. Funnily enough, there are a few goofs in the show where you can actually see it fall off (e.g. "Orphan of War" and "Looking Death in the Eye")... And, also when she isn't wearing the Xena gear, and she gets the Chakram out to use, it magically appears from behind her (e.g. "Vanishing Act" and "Dangerous Prey")!

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    Gilda

    [64]May 28, 2012
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    harryathouse wrote:


    One that really, really bugged me (something that if memory serves, I have mentioned on the forums before) is how the Chakram managed to stay on the tiny little hook on Xena's dress, especially when she's performing all sorts of flips and kicks. Funnily enough, there are a few goofs in the show where you can actually see it fall off (e.g. "Orphan of War" and "Looking Death in the Eye")... And, also when she isn't wearing the Xena gear, and she gets the Chakram out to use, it magically appears from behind her (e.g. "Vanishing Act" and "Dangerous Prey")!


    But by watching the show havent you realised that Xena was the God of Impossible Physics. no matter how much she moved the Chakram will never fall off!!!... but idk maybe it was more of a clip rather than a hook? but to the main question. I think the only think that ever really bothered me would be the Gods relationships to one another and how they didnt always follow actual Greek Mythology. I think one of the big examples is how Cupid is the child of Aphrodite and Ares yet in Xena there was that episode (the one with Caligula) where Aphrodite couldn't remeber who she was and kept making advances towards him, he freaked. Idk i understand why they made some of the changes yet it still bothered me theres prob some other little things but i honestly cant think of any. i think i notice them while watching but they dont really stick with me... wait wasnt there an episode with xena and gabby walking through a movie set? what was with that? yeah that one with the guy interviewing them with camera. idk those kinds of episodes always bugged me cuz it kind of took you out of the whole Xena universe.

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    sticky-runes

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    Xena and Gabrielle's hometowns. Just the look of them really - in some episodes, they appear as little hamlets, and in others they are walled cities. Look at Potidaea - in the Prodigal, it's a large town with stone streets and alleyways and stuff, and in later seasons, it's just a bunch of farm houses in a field.



    The Norse myths. When Hercules went to the Norse lands, we saw Odin as this short tempered, but kindly old man who loves Frigga. When Xena did norse mythology, Odin looks like a washed out porn star who screws around with his valkyries, and Frigga was mentioned as his sister-in-law.



    The way they screwed with the gods in season 5. Athena was mentioned as being the protector of Amphipolis, well, where was she all those times Amphipolis was attacked by warlords? Both Draco and Callisto rounded the town up on separate occasions and threatened to kill them and they had to be rescued by Xena. And Athena certainly didn't protect Lyceus from being killed, and that's what caused Xena's family to fall apart and sent her on a war-mongering mission in the first place.



    Callisto being "magically" turned good in season 5. After all these struggles that Xena goes through in order to redeem all the evil she inflicted on the world, and never really feels she makes up for it, Callisto just gets touched by an angel and that's it - all her evil badass stuff is done away with. There was no gradual development of Callisto going from psycho villain to a good girl, she just has an instant change into a totally different character.



    Ares and Aphrodite reclaiming their godhood in season 6. We've killed off most of the Olympian gods to make way for this new religion that preaches peace and love and forgiveness - oh, but we still need Ares and Aphrodite alive as gods to balance out love and hate. WTF??? Isn't the new god supposed to make all of the Olympians irrelevant? Isn't that the whole point of the Twilight? No, Athena, Poseidon, Hades, Zeus and Hera are all useless, but we need Ares and Aphrodite or mankind can't go on. BS.

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