Thursday, April 28, 2022

Blogging from A to Z 2022 - Xena

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter

Welcome to Day 24 of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge (2022) I will be discussing topics of interest to those who identify as women this year. The Book Connection is lucky number 78 in a list of more than 140 bloggers who are participating in 2022. I encourage you to check out the list and visit other blogs with topics of interest. 


If ever there were a hero series to attract men and women alike in the mid- to late 90s, it was Xena: Warrior Princess. First appearing as a villainous warlord on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, by the end of Xena's story arc, she reforms and goes off to make amends for her past evil deeds. Xena: Warrior Princess then spun-off due to the character's popularity. 

As a demi-god, she had amazing strength. While proficient with many weapons, her chakram remained the favorite. Of unknown origins, Xena throws the chakram and it ricochets off objects before returning to its owner. 

Xena was known for an unforgettable battle cry. Her battle garb made her instantly recognizable. According to Looper, two of Xena's costumes are ensconced in museums, and the United States military looked into her outfit when redesigning battle armor for female soldiers. 

The character of Xena became a role model for many reasons: she owned her mistakes, she empowered others around her, and she was viewed as equal to her male counterparts (by herself and others), to name a few. 

Did you watch Xena: Warrior Princess? Did you have a favorite episode? Were you okay with how the series ended? 


Damyanti Biswas said...

Haven't watched this, but quite an interesting post :)

Cheryl said...

I used to watch it often, Damyanti, but I didn't remember the ending of the series until I looked it up.

Moondustwriter, that's where I discovered Xena as well.

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