Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Five

Season Six

2 episodes

3 episodes

6 episodes

10 episodes

5 episodes


Note: The episodes I left out of this list is "Forget Me Not" and "The Quill Is Mightier" since Xena and Ares were never in a scene together (or very, very little, in the case of TQIM) and "Dejavu All Over Again" and "Soul Possession" because both of them are future episodes. I do intend to include "Soul Possession", though, at least info from the parts that took place in the past but I have not yet gotten to putting it up. Ares appeared in a total of 30 of the 134 episodes of Xena Warrior Princess.



SEASON ONE

The Reckoning


 

Air Date: 10/09/95
Shipper Rating: 5 of 10 chakrams

     

When an unknown man frames Xena for killing innocent peasants whom she had come to the aid of, she is put on trial for their deaths and in the meantime, is visited by the one that killed them: Ares, God of War. He offers her a deal that would get her out of the death sentence the villagers have put on her and tries to seduce her into leading his army once more as his Warrior Queen.

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Ties That Bind


 

Air Date: 4/29/96
Shipper Rating: 3 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena’s estranged father, Atrius, shows up unexpectedly everything is not as it appears and when Atrius is killed and Xena goes into a feral rage, determined to kill the villagers who killed her father, Xena finds out that it had been Ares all along, in the guise of her father. With Xena nearly brought to the darkside once again, Ares knows it’s time for her to return to him and join him in the love of conquest and war.

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SEASON TWO

Intimate Stranger


 

Air Date: 11/11/96
Shipper Rating: 2 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares switches Xena’s body with Callisto’s, he is determined to have Callisto-in-Xena’s-body be the one that will join him and fight for him once again. He uses Callisto to live out his fantasies with Xena. But when he finds that Callisto, no matter what body she is in, is no Xena, he realizes he may have made a mistake. Xena-as-Callisto must battle against Callisto-as-Xena in order to stop Callisto’s crazy rampage, mainly her attempt to have Xena’s mother die in the same way that Callisto’s did: by fire.

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Ten Little Warlords


 

Air Date: 11/18/96
Shipper Rating: 8 of 10 chakrams

     

Still stuck in the body of Callisto, Xena gets an invitation from Ares that says he is calling ten of the best warriors to go on a quest for him. Xena knows it’s not from Ares so when she goes to investigate who wrote the letter, she finds herself face to face with the now mortal Ares. They team up to find out who is impersonating Ares in order to get his sword back and thus, his godhood and during their trip, Ares is faced with many mortal experiences, including opening up to Xena in a way he’s never done before and for the first time, Xena sees a human side to the God of War.

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The Xena Scrolls


 

Air Date: 11/18/96
Shipper Rating: ??

     

In the 1940's during a search for the legendary Xena Scrolls, an ancient tomb that has imprisoned Ares for centuries is opened and Xena's decendent, Mel, comes face to face with the God of War. He's determined to get out of the tomb and cause havoc on the world but Xena is equally determined to stop him.

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SEASON THREE

The Furies


 

Air Date: 9/29/97
Shipper Rating: 5 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares gets the Furies to drive Xena insane in order to bring her back into his fold, Xena is faced with the knowledge that her mother killed Xena’s father and the only way to rid herself of the insanity is by killing her mother. But Xena, even in her insane state, is able to figure out Ares’ plot. To prove that all of it was a ploy on Ares’ part to get her back to the darkside, she reveals to the Furies that Ares, indeed, is her true father.

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The Dirty Half Dozen


 

Air Date: 10/13/97
Shipper Rating: 4 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares gets a new protégée, Agathon, and gives him the powerful metal of Hephaestus to do with whatever he pleases, Xena and Gabrielle join forces with four murderers from Xena’s past to stop Agathon. But Ares’ obsession with Xena is growing and Agathon can see it and though Ares agrees to let Agathon take on Xena without any interference from the God of War, Ares comes to Xena to warn Agathon of his plans in an attempt to save Xena’s life.

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The Deliverer


 

Air Date: 10/21/96
Shipper Rating: 2 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena hears of Caesar’s fight against Bodeceea in Britannia, Xena is determined to confront Caesar but when Ares comes to her, he tries to tempt her into destroying one of Caesar’s temples. When Xena does not do as he hoped, he claims that the temple is that of a very evil and powerful One God that will come into the world and be a danger to not only the gods but to every living person on the earth.

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The Bitter Suite


 

Air Date: 2/02/98
Shipper Rating: 5 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares comes to Xena after the death of her son and goads her to kill Gabrielle because she was ultimately the cause of Solan’s death, Xena’s grief accelerates. In a fit of anger and rage, Xena attempts to kill Gabrielle from a cliff high above the ocean and when they fall into the water, they are transported into the magical land of Illusia. There, Xena is faced with many choices, all in musical fashion, and the appearance of Ares brings her back into his fold--and the chemistry between them that comes out of power, war and seduction bring her and Ares into a sensual dance that ultimately expresses how deep the connection and attraction they have to one another really is.

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Sacrifice I


 

Air Date: 5/04/98
Shipper Rating: 2 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena finds out that Hope is alive and that Callisto, who’s now a god, is protecting Hope, Ares comes to Xena with a proposition: that they join forces to lead the largest army ever assembled and wage war on Hope and her followers in an attempt to stop Dahak once and for all. But when Xena refuses, Ares is visited by Dahak himself and, as a result, Ares ends up switching sides to protect Hope, shocking Xena.

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Sacrifice II


 

Air Date: 5/11/98
Shipper Rating: 3 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena and Gabrielle join forces with Callisto after they hear that Ares and Hope have coupled, Xena knows that she must stop Ares, Hope and Dahak at all costs, even if that means ending her own life. Ares comes to Xena and bids his farewells to her, knowing very well that it may be his last meeting with her.

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SEASON FIVE

Chakram


 

Air Date: 10/04/99
Shipper Rating: 7 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena and Gabrielle return from the dead, Xena has lost all memories of being a warrior and, in essence, has lost the darkness inside her. Even in this innocent state, Ares shows an intense interest in her and when he comes to her during her bath, she is drawn to him, even though Xena no longer remembers the history they shared. He tries to get her to retrieve the Chakram of Light , a weapon that can kill a god, but when Xena unexpectedly fuses the light and dark chakrams together, Ares is not upset with her, but, in fact, quite impressed.

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Succession


 

Air Date: 10/11/99
Shipper Rating: 2 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares sends Xena and Gabrielle through a portal into a world he created and then merges Xena and Gabrielle’s bodies so that they can fight Ares’ new fling, Mavican, separately, Xena believes that he is only doing this to get her back into his fold but soon finds out that it’s not Xena he’s after, but Gabrielle.

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Seeds of Faith


 

Air Date: 01/10/00
Shipper Rating: 3 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares goes up against Eli, the leader of the people who are turning their backs on the gods, Ares is forced to take matters into his own hands and kill Eli. When Xena finds out what he had done, she is so filled with anger that she vows to kill Ares and with the Dagger of Helios she confronts him, prepared to do what must be done. But she finds that she cannot kill him because Eli would not have wanted it and that because Ares made Eli a martyr, it made Eli’s cause that much stronger. In rage, Ares threatens to kill Xena but then doesn’t and destroys the dagger once and for all.

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God Fearing Child


 

Air Date: 01/31/00
Shipper Rating: 9 of 10 chakrams

     

With the birth of Xena’s child fast approaching, Ares is faced with the reality of the Twilight and, as a god, he may no longer be able to live forever. When he comes to Xena in an effort to explain to her how he feels about her and that he’s willing to live out the rest of his life as a mortal with her, Xena shoots him down and does not believe in his sincerity. When she’s gone, in a moment of pure sincerity, he admits to himself that he does love her.

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Eternal Bonds


 

Air Date: 02/07/00
Shipper Rating: 10 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena, Gabrielle and Baby Eve are on the run from the ruthless gods intent on destroying the baby that will bring about their doom, Ares offers to help Xena. But when she rejects his offer, believing that he can not play good on his word, Ares sends her a very erotic and sensual dream that leaves her with thoughts and feelings of Ares for the rest of the day. But her suspicions that he’s only out for himself surface when he tells her that he’ll help her against the gods as long as they can be together and have a child.

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Amphipolis Under Siege


 

Air Date: 02/14/00
Shipper Rating: 10 of 10 chakrams

     

When Athena lays siege to Xena’s hometown of Amphipolis, Xena is forced to make a very tough decision: alley herself with Ares and agree to his deal that they’ll be together and have a child so that she can have Ares’ help in stopping Athena from killing everyone in her town. But Xena always has a plan even when things seem hopless and so when she agrees to be with Ares, everything is not as it appears.

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Looking Death In the Eye


 

Air Date: 04/24/00
Shipper Rating: 10 of 10 chakrams

     

The gods' pursuit of Xena and her child is relentless and when Xena and Gabrielle are on run from the gods and they go over a cliff, killing Gabrielle and baby Eve, Xena believes there is nothing left to live for and attempts to impale herself with her sword. Ares is unwilling to let her go and tries to stop her from killing herself with a vial of poison and when his attempts fail and he lets her die, he is wrought with grief and he takes her body and buries it in an ice cavern high in the mountains and goes through a long, heart-opening speech to her lifeless body, telling her that he knows he could never love her the way that she needed but he did love her, nonetheless.

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Livia


 

Air Date: 05/01/00
Shipper Rating: 8 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena returns from the grave 25 years later and no older than when she was put in the ice coffin, Ares is shocked to find her alive. But Xena is equally shocked and emotionally torn to find that Ares had, unknowinly, been teaching her daughter Eve who's name is now Livia, the ways of war and distruction and that they have been in a relationship for some time.

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Eve


 

Air Date: 05/08/00
Shipper Rating: 5 of 10 chakrams

     

Emotionally damaged from Xena's return and the knowledge that he had been with her daughter all that time while he thought his one true love was dead, Ares comes to Xena, offering, yet again, to help her against the other gods and protect Eve's secret if she has a child with him. Predictably, Xena rejects his offer and he is so angry with her that he nearly threatens the death of Eve if she does not agree to his terms and he ends up trying to use Livia to kill Xena, hoping that it will end his pain if he can teach Xena to feel what he feels.

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Motherhood


 

Air Date: 05/15/00
Shipper Rating: 10 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena is given the power to kill gods, Ares tells Xena how he feels about her, Ares is torn between his family and his love for the Warrior Princess. In a final showdown between Xena and Athena, Gabrielle and Eve, having been deatly wounded earlier, die and Ares realizes that the only thing he can do to save Xena is to give up his immortality to heal Gabrielle and Eve. Xena is surprised by his sacrifice but for once in her life, grateful to him.




SEASON SIX

Coming Home


 

Air Date: 10/20/00
Shipper Rating: 10 of 10 chakrams

     

When Xena and Gabrielle get word from Ares that he wishes to see them, Xena believes that she owes Ares for giving up his immortality to save the lives of Gabrielle and Eve. They come to find out that Ares is being tormented and driven mad by the Furies who disguise themselves as Xena and Gabrielle to him and Xena knows that she has to make things right and help Ares before the Furies get their one wish--to see either Xena or Ares or both die for their crimes against the rest of the Olympians. Xena stages a death scene where Ares kills her in order to release him from the Furies and then she kills them with her chakram. Afterwards, she and Ares share a tender but bittersweet moment. They share a kiss and Ares wonders if he'll ever get a chance to be with her. She can't give him that promise and then they part ways.



Old Ares Had A Farm


 

Air Date: 01/15/01
Shipper Rating: 6 of 10 chakrams

     

In order to protect Ares from bounty hunters that are after him because of what he had done to them as a god, Xena decides to take him to her childhood farm where she disguises him as a farmer and she and Gabrielle play house with him for a few days. The time together is lighthearted but tender, both Xena and Ares acting comfortable and carefree around one another. When the danger has finally passed, Xena and Gabrielle choose to be on their way, but Xena tells Ares he should stay on the farm and gives him hope that she may visit him again sometime.



The God You Know


 

Air Date: 01/29/01
Shipper Rating: 4 of 10 chakrams

     

When Ares goes to Rome because he heard that his sister, Aphrodite, is in trouble, Xena finds him there when she goes up against the Roman Emperor Caligula who she'd heard is becoming a god. She and Ares find that Caligula is draining the immortality out of Aphrodite and Ares is determined to stop him before Caligula kills Ares' sister. Xena is able to stop Caligula but not before he becomes a full god and, as a result, Aphrodite becomes mortal.



You Are There


 

Air Date: 02/05/01
Shipper Rating: 8 of 10 chakrams

     

When a news reporter shows up in ancient Greece, Xena journeys to the Norse Lands to get her hands on the golden apples that will give anyone who takes a bit of one the gift of immortality and godhood. Xena gives Ares and Aphrodite back their godhood and Ares tempts Xena to join him on Olympus as a goddess. But Xena turns down his offer, though very tempted, and lets him and Aphrodite leave. As she watches them leave, she is wistful knowing that she has lost any chance she might have had with the mortal Ares and, as a god, things were going to return to the way they were between them.



Path of Vengeance


 

Air Date: 02/12/01
Shipper Rating: 8 of 10 chakrams

     

Ares attempts to start a war between the Romans and the Amazons in order to regain the power-base as a god that he lost during all that time he was mortal. But Xena intervenes when her daughter, Eve, is captured by the Amazons and put on trial for her crimes against them as Livia. Ares does not try to stop her from foiling his plans and, in the end, he is pleased with her ability to stop him. They come to a mutual understanding of who each one of them is as a person and Ares, in particular, acknowledges that he loves Xena as she is. They come full circle, in that respect.