Xena: Warrior Princess - A Friend in Need (TV Mini-Series) Gabrielle Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) Gabrielle / Hope / Mattie Merrill / Born: Feb 15, May 06, · Aside from the anguish over — year-old spoiler alert! — Xena’s death in the series finale, one of the biggest questions that came out of Xena: Warrior Princess is why the titular hero (Lucy Lawless) and her bard Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) never become a couple. As discussed at length in. For other uses, see Xena (Disambiguation). "When she puts her mind to killing someone, they generally get killed." ―Ares, "Sacrifice I" Xena of Amphipolis, known as the Warrior Princess and Destroyer of Nations, was a legendary figure in ancient Greece and throughout the Known World.