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These Xena and Gabrielle Cosplays are Couple Goals

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Jun 6 2022
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Warrior Princess and Priestess together forever, immortalized in these exceptional images. It’s the best of Xena and Gabrielle cosplays!

Xena: Warrior Princess is a show that led to the awakening of feelings for many youths across the globe. The show featured strong, dynamic female characters, rich lore and plenty of sassy repartee. Through the show’s many seasons, the relationship between it’s two leading ladies grew in strength, and this week we’re celebrating their relationship with these Xena and Gabrielle cosplays!

Xena and Gabrielle Cosplays by Juk_Cosplay and Yuna Kairi Cosplay

From the beginning of the show, Xena and Gabrielle’s chemistry is what cemented it for fans. As Xena taught Gabrielle to be autonomous and worldly, Gabrielle taught Xena about compassion and benevolence. Through many adventures and trials, the two women learned about life and love, growing ever closer together. The show pushed the boundaries of acceptability in drawing the two characters together, thrilling audiences. Though the show eventually ended, it has never left the hearts of fans, living on in cosplay experiences every year.

Xena and Gabrielle Cosplays by Jessica Crouse and D’shea Murner

These herone’s arc was one of the first on mainstream tv to go from friend to friendlier, and it is such a refreshing journey to watch. Though such relationships are a lot more common on-screen now than they were in the 1990s when Xena first aired, the show set many precedents that were taken on into future generations. Through fan approval and the behind-the-scenes machinations of the cast and crew, the show is viewed as an iconic dose of representation that has spawned future shows to build upon. As we celebrate Pride month, we pay tribute to the amazing dynamic of Xena and Gabrielle with these cosplays!

Gabrielle and Xena Cosplays by Bernadette Bentley and Cathy Kutz

Xena and Gabrielle Cosplays by Juk_Cosplay and Yuna Kairi Cosplay

Xena: You know where I’m headed there’ll be trouble.
Gabrielle: I know.
Xena: Then why would you want to go into that with me?
Gabrielle: That’s what friends do. They stand by each other when there’s trouble.
Xena: Alright… friend.

Xena: It’s not easy trying to prove you’re a different person.

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Xena: JUMP!
Gabrielle: If I die I’m never talking to you again!
(Gabby jumps from Argo to chariot.)
Xena: You call that a jump??
Gabrielle: No, it was a frantic leap…best I could do.

Gabrielle and Xena Cosplays by Jessica Crouse and D’shea Murner

Xena: Don’t confuse defending yourself with using a weapon. When you pull a sword you have to be ready to kill.

Gabrielle: Hah!…It’s not like your breasts aren’t dangerous enough.

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Gabrielle : Did you sleep okay?
Xena : Like a rock. You?
Gabrielle : ON a rock.

Gabrielle: Did you ever notice that we never have a problem getting a table?
Xena: It’s a mystery to me
.

Xena: You coming back for me really meant a lot after what I did to you.
Gabrielle: I trust you. I never thought for a moment you meant to hurt me.
Xena: Well, I owe you one. Thanks.
Gabrielle: I owe you too.
Gabrielle suddenly hits Xena on her breastplate.
Xena: What was that?”
Gabrielle: Payback for hitting me.
Xena: Feel better?
Gabrielle: I think I broke my hand. But I do feel better.
Xena: Good. So do I.

Xena and Gabrielle Cosplays by Bernadette Bentley and Cathy Kutz

Gabrielle: “A poem? Sappho wrote a poem for me. I don’t believe it. Xena, you had this planned all along, didn’t you? (Gabrielle reads the poem) … There’s a moment when I look at you And no speech is left in me My tongue breaks Then fire races under my skin and I tremble And grow pale for I am dying of such love Or so it seems to me.'”
Gabrielle: “It’s beautiful. This is the best birthday present I have ever had.”

Gabrielle: It’s too quiet out here.
Xena: Gabrielle, what would you do? Listen not just to the sounds, but what’s behind the sounds. Always remember that I love you.

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Gabrielle: If something happens to me, you will not become a monster. There’s only one way to end this cycle of violence and hatred, and it’s through love and forgiveness.
Xena: Don’t you go changing, Gabrielle. I like you just the way you are. Go get some sleep.
Gabrielle: No, no, you promise me.
Xena: I promise.

Gabrielle: So Miss Known World is a man?
Xena: Yep.
Gabrielle: That’s kind of funny, huh?
Xena: Why? Beauty is beauty.
Gabrielle: And peace is peace.
Xena: Are you going to write about this?
Gabrielle: Oh, yes. I was thinking about calling it “Queen for a –
Xena: Gabrielle.
Gabrielle: “What a drag –
Xena: Gabrielle!
Gabrielle: Okay, okay.

Gabrielle: A life of journeying has brought you to the farthest lands, to the very edge of the Earth.
Xena: And to the place where I’ll always remain – your heart.
Xena: So where to now?
Gabrielle: I think we should go south to the land of the Pharaohs. I hear they need a girl with a chakram.
Xena: Where you go … I’m at your side.
Gabrielle: I knew you’d say that.

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