Xena: Warrior Princess quickly introduces a strong rapport between its two leads.
The LGBT community quickly found the show
And embraced it.
The fandom quickly created websites, fanart, and fanfiction.
The fandom was especially revolutionary in the area of fanfiction, helping to establish terms such as femslash, and genres such as uber and altfic.
Though be careful. Stumbling upon fanfiction you’re not prepared for…
While Xena/Gabrielle was the most popular ship, others existed. The community’s general response to Xena/Ares shippers…
After all, the community is very protective of their ship
And intense shipping wars can ensue.
15 years after the show ended, development plans for a reboot were announced. Xena/Gabrielle shippers upon finding out that the new show will fully acknowledge the relationship.