Talk:Xena

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Former good article nomineeXena was a Media and drama good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
September 4, 2011Good article nomineeNot listed

Chakram[edit]

There isn't much about the Chakram in the article, and I guess it would be nice to have some more info (if it exists). It's a magical ("smart") weapon, also it obviously cannot be wielded by anyone, so a bit about its origin and properties, and who exactly and why can wield it would be nice to have... Arny (talk) 08:54, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Funny end-notes[edit]

Every episode has a funny note on the end credits, one that parodies the usual "No animals were harmed during the production of this motion picture" and company. Examples being:

  • No flesh-eating crabs were harmed during the production of this motion picture
  • Gabrielle's pride was harmed during the production of this motion picture (I think this is not an exact line, but there were many similar like "<somebody>'s honor was restored during the production of this motion picture" etc.)
  • Xena was permanently harmed during the production of this motion picture, but she kept her spirits high (from the last episode)

There were many more, as I mentioned before, there is one per each episode.

I guess perhaps this could be mentioned in the article..? Arny (talk) 09:02, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Wouldn't it make more sense to put that in the show's article? This is the article specifically on the character — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.116.30.73 (talk) 03:59, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Xena/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Astrocog (talk contribs count) 16:09, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Fail. - I would not recommend this page for GA status yet. It is not a bad article, but it needs work done:
    • Some of this page, such as the second paragraph in the Reception and legacy section, are copied directly from other sources. Whether or not the source is listed in the references, it is still not appropriate for text to be copied directly from other sources, unless it is a direct quote (and even those should be used sparingly). See Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-04-13/Dispatches for more information.
    • Much of the writing needs work, particularly in the Appearances and development section. Sentence structure is often confusing. For example, "Xena's subsequent life is marred by many tragedies. Her son Solan, who never came to know her as his mother, is killed, with the help of Callisto, by Hope, Gabrielle's demoniac child, and she nearly loses Gabrielle more than once." These two sentences should be broken up into a few more simple sentences. Separate out the loss of Xena's son from events involving Gabrielle. As it stands, it looks like nearly losing Gabrielle is directly connected with Xena's son being killed. The part which says "with the help of Callisto" is probably not necessary, and it only adds to my own confusion. This is just an example. The rest of the article has many such confusing and overly-complex sentences.
    • A small amount of prose in the Appearances section read like it is in-universe. Check your fiction. Make sure that everything is written from an out-of-universe perspective. When referring to an event that happened "year ago," it needs to be clear that it happened "years ago" in the Xena universe, not in reality.
    • Because Xena had some amount of popularity, I think there should be a lot more references. Newspaper and magazine reviews, for example. Currently, most of the references are to the show itself, and also from blogs and websites. Blogs and websites are at the bottom of what I would consider reliable sources. An article/journal database search can help with this. Contact me through my talk page if you would like advice or help finding these types of sources.
    • Some other minor issues, such as dabs and inconsistent English usage, can be seen here.

I encourage the editors of this page to fix the issues above, and reapply in the future. AstroCog (talk) 16:09, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Category:Fictional bisexuals or Category:Fictional LGBT characters?[edit]

Since people keep going back and forth on this topic, I felt that I should bring it up on the talk page. Note: This same section will also be at Talk:Gabrielle (Xena).

As I stated to User:RafikiSykes, there should be care not to place characters in the bisexual category unless, as the category says, they are explicitly defined as bisexual. Just because a character has been with both men and women romantically/sexually, it doesn't necessarily mean that character is bisexual. Sure, many are sure that Xena is lesbian or bisexual, and Lucy Lawless (Xena's portrayer) believes that Xena is bisexual and was romantic/sexual with Gabrielle, but neither the show nor the creators identified them as bisexual, not clearly anyway; the creators decided to leave their relationship ambiguous as to whether it's romantic/sexual or not. Despite that, these two are LGBT-identified characters. Many fans see them as lesbian or bisexual. They are additionally gay icons, meaning that they are embraced by many within lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. That's why Xena and Gabrielle belong in the LGBT category, in my opinion. They already have the LGBT tag on their talk pages for these reasons; they are within the scope of the Wikipedia:WikiProject LGBT studies. Placing them in the LGBT category is also a compromise for those wanting to place them in the bisexual category. 107.20.16.111 (talk) 19:45, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

There are no xenaverse canon sources or reliable sources showing this character identifies as lgbt. Whilst wider discussion and speculation in the article can be included the character categories are based on the canon material/reliable sources. Lgbt studies means of interest to lgbt studies not that character is lgbt.RafikiSykes (talk) 20:06, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
There are reliable sources showing that many in the LGBT community and outside of it identify Xena and Gabrielle as lesbian or bisexual. What you say about the LGBT tag is exactly what I'm trying to say about the LGBT category. It doesn't have to mean that the character identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Further, no character or real-life person identifies their sexual orientation to be LGBT. They identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (transgender not even being a sexual orientation), or by some other term, which is why you have the vast majority of LGBT characters being placed in a specific sexual orientation category. Not the LGBT category. When they do not personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or even by terms like pansexual or homoflexible, but are shown or implied to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, they can be added to the LGBT category. That category is used for characters whose sexual orientations are ambiguous and for characters who are cited as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender by reliable sources while they or the show's creators have never identified them as such. The category is simply about characters who are identified as LGBT by reliable sources. It says "A category of fictional LGBT-identified characters appearing in films, television shows, books, comic books, and video games." That's Xena and Gabrielle. 23.20.59.196 (talk) 15:20, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Some people calling the characters that is their personal opinions nothing in universe or from the creaters show them as that.46.208.223.87 (talk) 06:19, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Oh come off of it. Anyone with common sense can see that you are RafikiSykes. An IP didn't just show up out of nowhere to revert me on both articles and comment on both talk pages. Stop trying to WP:Game the system, and start a WP:RfC about this already like any respectable editor. I've made my points, and you using my points about why these characters shouldn't be placed in the lesbian or bisexual categories to support your belief about why they shouldn't be placed in the LGBT category just shows that you didn't comprehend anything I stated about why they do fit in the LGBT category. 109.204.9.25 (talk) 21:17, 25 February 2012 (UTC)


I think the broader Category:Fictional LGBT characters is the more appropriate here. Given the number of reliable sources discussing this aspect of the character, it is clearly a defining aspect, though it isn't specifically spelled out in a way that would allow a more specific categorization. It's important to remember that, as we are dealing with a fictional character, there is no objective truth to be had here, but that's not particularly a problem for categorization anyway. The discussions around this character's sexual orientation are clearly relevant to the purpose of the category, so it should be applied. I'd say it's a much better fit here than for some character where the orientation is more clearly portrayed, but relevant and less discussed in secondary sources.--Trystan (talk) 02:16, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

List of media[edit]

Hi, I notice that there's a COMPLETE RECAP OF PLOT DEVELOPMENTS and yet, no list of "media this character has appeared in" (there's an "other media" section, but no list of.. film/tv appearances). How'd the rabid fans screw that up? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.114.184.158 (talk) 15:30, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

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