Why Ares & Xena?

When we first watched the show when we were younger, we thought that Xena's soulmate was Marcus, even though they were only together in two episodes.  We had only seen episodes from the first three seasons and really liked their relationship and even made a soulmates section for them. However, once we saw some episodes from the end of season five and some from season six, we realized that Xena and Ares were a much better match.  The two had so much chemistry and Ares truly loved Xena no matter what she did or said to him.

Ares and Xena, while never technically a couple, had a deep bond and a shared love that Xena couldn't ignore, no matter how much she tried to fight it. Being a redeemed warlord, Xena didn't want to admit her feelings for the God of War, though she did a very poor job of hiding them most times. They had incredible chemistry together and Ares always admired Xena's ability to use his feelings for her to her advantage. Yes, they were often on different sides of issues, but they enjoyed playing with each other and respected each other as adversaries. Ares may have worn his love for Xena on his sleeve, but that didn't stop him from getting in her way and making her life more complicated. When it came down to it though, Ares really did love Xena more than anything, which he proved when he gave up his godhood to save her family, expecting nothing in return. All of his plans to turn her back to the dark side ended up redeeming Ares and making him a better person, all due to Xena.

- Jen