Leave a Comment Sometimes growing up is hard. You learn new things about yourself and the world, things that mean you often have to revise what you thought was ok or good in the light of new information. Alternatively, as so often happens, we find out something unpleasant that makes us reconsider our fave. We can behave in several ways here.
Xena co-creator Robert Tapert. Xena was developed in by John Schulian as a secondary character for Hercules: Inwhile rehearsing a sketch for The Tonight Show with Jay Lenoshe broke her hip when she was thrown clear from her horse. Initially, she sets out to kill him.
Xena runs a gauntletand survives, becoming the only person ever to survive the gauntlet. She then fights Hercules, in the hope that she will regain her army if she can bring back his head.
Xena seems to be getting the upper hand until Hercules' cousin intervenes, making no real difference himself but inadvertently giving Hercules his sword, which allows him to fight Xena on equal ground and defeat her.
However, Hercules refuses to kill Xena, telling her, "Killing isn't the only way of proving you're a warrior". Touched and inspired by Hercules' integrity, and by the fact that he too suffered the loss of blood kin as she did and yet chooses to fight in honor of them, she decides to join him and defeat her old army.
Her journey down the path of evil arguably begins when her beloved brother is killed during an attack by the warlord Cortese. Xena vows revenge and she becomes estranged from her mother as a result. Sometime later, she acts as the captain of a pirate ship, doing everything from raiding other ships to ransoming hostages.
It is during one ransom attempt that she encounters the young, handsome and brash Roman nobleman named Julius Caesar. Caesar is an experienced warrior and military commander with grand ambitions.
He and Xena have a passionate love affair and plan to join forces. Caesar, however, betrays Xena. Caesar has Xena beaten and then crucified with her legs broken on a beach to die of exposure—that is, until she is saved by an Egyptian slave girl named M'Lila.
M'Lila had originally stowed away on Xena's ship and subsequently befriends her and teaches Xena her first pressure points.
After saving Xena, M'Lila takes her to a healer who treats her injuries. While the healer is treating Xena, Roman soldiers burst in and try to kill Xena, but M'Lila shields Xena, takes a fatal shot from a crossbow and dies in Xena's arms.
This event drives Xena to the side of evil completely and despite her injuries manages to kill the soldiers but warns the last one before he dies, "Tell Hades to prepare himself; a new Xena is born tonight.
The two become lovers and after a time, Xena becomes pregnant with her son Solan. It is during her pregnancy that a significant event happens. Xena travels with her Army to China where she hopes to build an alliance with the powerful Lao clan to facilitate her activities there.
Subsequent events that involve Borias betraying Xena lead to Xena running for her life and being hunted. While on the run, Xena finds her way into Lao Ma's estate and she is protected and sheltered by the powerful noblewoman. Lao Ma cares for Xena as she never had been before by treating her as a friend who is only interested is helping her become a better person.
Under her friend's guidance, she learns to put aside a great deal of her hatred and pain. Additionally, Lao Ma heals Xena's crippled legs and teaches her more about pressure points.
Lao Ma gives Xena the metaphorical title "Warrior Princess", intending that she be a major catalyst for change in the land. In the end, Lao Ma's efforts come to nothing, at least in the short term.Nov 26, · Case in point: The Princess Bride.
If you haven’t seen this movie, I am basically begging you to find a copy and watch it. It is maybe the best movie ever, and it’s family friendly (with the exception of one word towards the end) and generally utterly beautiful and thrilling – swordfights! giants! true love! FUCK YEAH IT’S A GOOD DAY WHEN ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES AS A KID SHOWS UP ON BGR LIKE THIS!
Except I loved it back then because it was a movie about magic and princesses and friends and had a happy ending, not because it was a nuanced look into privilege and intersectionality. is an aspiring philosopher king, living the dream, travelling the world, hoarding FRNs and ignoring Americunts.
He is a European at heart, lover of Latinas, and currently residing in the USA.
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First Known Use of princess. Noun. 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1. Adjective. , in the meaning defined above. Like in the Princess Bride when Miracle Max’s wife chases him around yelling, “Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdiiiiiiiink.” — Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) November 12,