Season 5 ...
"What's a nice girl like you doing in manacles like those?"
"It's all about you and me, Xena -- not Kal, not even Zeus. Just the two of us bringing peace and order to the world through force -- something you and I were destined to do ... together."
"Honey, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but one action pack roll in the sack does not make you the heir to Ares' mantle."
"You have no idea what my standards are. So, why don't you go back to that little gang of bandits you were leading and leave the world domination to professionals, okay?"
"Now, I got something real important to deal with, but I'll come back later ... don't be here."
"It is hard to shed your perceptions of a person."
"You say ‘Minotaur', I say ‘Mynotaur' ... whatever."
"Fear always makes a good impression."
"I wouldn't confuse caution with compassion if I were you, Eli. The only reason that you're still standing here is that a good tactician does not make a move until he's seen all the angles."
"Since the beginning of time, it's been warriors who have shaped the world."
"She's a woman! Whatever you're thinking, you're probably right."
"This is not your standard god obsession, okay? I'm having urges that I'm not real proud of."
"... I love you, Xena."
"Baptism by blood. How fitting."
"A fight is a fight, no matter which side you're on."
"You still don't get it. I would sooner die in your arms … than live without you in mine."
"Who was it who said 'an army is a terrible thing to waste'? I think it was me."
"Ouch. Athena is beating you like a dog out there. Put a poultice on it. It's gotta sting."
"You know, they say blood is thicker than water, but blood runs thickest when love is involved."
"Still picking up on me after all these years. I'm flattered."
"See, that's just my point. It's not the same. Nobody's the same as you, Xena, not for me."
"Look, this is blood under the bridge. If you give me a child, the other gods will never find out that Eve is still alive ... Damn it! I'm not asking you, I'm telling you! You give me what I want or I will bring all of Olympus down on your daughter's head!"
"When you were born, there was panic on Olympus. It cost Zeus his life. Hera vanished. Then, we thought you were dead for twenty-five years. And do you know what happened? Nothing. So, the only power you have over us is our own fear. Reclaim your Destiny, Livia. Kill Xena."
"How does it feel, Xena - knowing the person you love despises you? Trying to reach her, but knowing in the end it'll either be her or you."
"But, he shouldn't hate Livia, should he? You're the one he should hate. You could have prevented all of this. But, no. Joxer's dead because the thought of me made you sick. Okay. But, if I sicken your soul … stopping Livia will kill it."
"You know, I'm just guessing, but I'm thinking Xena's gonna be pretty tough to kill."
"So, what we need is a distraction. Ooh, pick me."
"How does Xena do anything? She just does."
"You shot me! I'm the god of War! Nobody shoots the God of War!"
"I gave up my immortality to save them ... I'm sorry, but I got a thing for her."
Season 6 ...
"I don't do mortal at all well. I'm more of a … um … what's the word … GOD!"
"You're my friend, fly … there is no dishonor in defeat … for I am … the God of War!"
"'Ares, ditch the armor. Ares, what's going on?' Honey, Sweetie, I love you but you are suffocating me."
"You don't bring me flowers anymore. No. You've always hated me! I tried to give you Olympus! I tried to give you everything, but you stabbed me in the back!"
"Liar! You want it. You want the power, but you're just too much of a coward to admit it. You took it all. You betrayed me. Ahaha. Laugh. Come on. But you're not going to live to enjoy it!"
"Does this give you pleasure? Do you like this? You're like a snake. You're like one of those three-headed dogs! You are mean! If I could open you up, I would show people the mean inside you! And I will! I will!"
"You like that? Speak up, I can't hear you! Xena! Where are you? Don't hide from me … [he sees her trapped under the slab of ice he's standing on] … Oh, there you are. You're so beautiful. I can't hear you. You tried to fool me, the God of War. Well, that is what you get, Xena. That is what you get. You're right, I'm no a man. I am the man! Xena!"
"I gotta stop trying that. I'm gonna rupture something."