Since Xena must be dead to fight Yodoshi, she allows a samurai and his warriors to kill her. Gabrielle learns that she can bring Xena back to life by burning her body and putting the ashes in a magic spring before sunset on the second day. Gabrielle fights the samurai for Xena’s body. She then builds a pyre and collects Xena’s ashes. Meanwhile, Xena’s spirit comes to a teahouse where other spirits that are against the evil Yodoshi dwell. Eventually Xena defeats Yodoshi and releases the many souls that he has held captive. But, in order for those souls to remain at peace, Xena must stay dead. Gabrielle realizes that she must sacrifice her friend for the greater good. But as she departs, Xena’s spirit promises to be with Gabrielle always.
Xena and Gabrielle must travel to Japan to save the city of Higuchi. There is a group of samurai that stands in the way. Xena is determined to battle an evil ghost named Yodoshi, but he can only be harmed by the dead.
Ares wants Xena’s soul for eternity, and he will do just about anything to get it. He bargains with Xena over Gabrielle’s soul using a contract, and almost gets Xena to marry him. Of course Xena is aware of Ares’ tricky nature and backs out of the marriage. So, the reincarnations of Gabrielle, Joxer and Xena have to fight with Ares at a modern-day meeting of CH.A.K.R.A.M. Xena manages to destroy the contract Ares created to get her soul. Once again, Ares’ plans are ruined.
While travelling to return the Helmet of Hermes to the King of Thebes, Xena and Gabrielle rescue Genia, a virgin who is about to be sacrificed willingly by religious zealots in exchange for protection from a warlord. Xena and Gabrielle think that introducing Genia to Aphrodite would convince her that throwing away her life for a god is a bad idea but it backfires on them.
After escaping from Hades and capturing the Fates, Caesar changes the Threads of Fate in order to change his destiny. He makes Xena his empress and rules the world by her side. Gabrielle is a talented playwright and Alti is the High Priestess of Rome, and she wants all the power for herself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Ephany’s son, Xenon, is wanted by Lord Belach for kidnapping his daughter, Nika. However, Nika and Xenon are married and expecting a child. Ephany’s spirit visits Gabrielle and asks for her help. Lord Belach hunts down the Centaurs and kills them all except for Xenon. Xena and Gabrielle offer to find Nika for Belach, who is the son of Barias. Belach has spent his life trying to avoid becoming what his father was. Xena reveals that she is the woman that took Barias away from Belach and his mother. Nika has her baby, a Centaur. Belach captures Xenon and wants to trade him for his daughter. Nika, Xena and Gabrielle convince Belach that peace is the best solution.
In modern times, a mysterious woman and three fans of Xena, use hair samples to create clones of Xena and Gabrielle, who face a familiar enemy from their past.
Gabrielle leads the Amazons on a rescue mission to Helicon to save Queen Varia from the vengeful half-god son of Artemis, who’s bent on destroying every Amazon.
When Eve returns to make amends for her past, she is captured by the Amazons and sentenced to execution unless Xena and Gabrielle can save her.
A tabloid reporter tries to get the scoop on Xena and her motivation for her quest to obtain the legendary golden apples from Valhalla.