Known Facts About Gabrielle, Bard and Amazon Queen
Place of Birth: Poteidaea, greece
Mother - Hecuba, house wife, also of unknown religious affiliation. Has lived and prefers a rather more
traditional lifestyle than
her eldest daughter, Gabrielle. Being as she has two strong headed daughters and a difficult husband, this
strong will and great endurance. However, the development of her character in
the official Xenaverse has been minimal.
Yet when faced with the knowledge what the slavers intended to do to the other Poteidaeans, to her sister, Gabrielle stood up to them. After all, she didn't belong in Poteidaea, so being torn away from the place wouldn't cause her the suffering it was bound to for the others. And even slavery may have seemed better, or perhaps less immediately real, than the life she had where she was. The last thing Gabrielle expected was the sudden appearance of a tall woman warrior in a shift, who recued them all. There was something about her though, and even after going home, back to the same four walls, Gabrielle found the warrior had ensnared her imagination. But more importantly, the mysterious woman had given her hope.
Now that she had begun, the Fates smiled on her and Gabrielle was able to leave Poteidaea, heading toward Amphipolis and Xena... ignoring the fact that Xena had already flatly refused to allow her to travel with her. The Fates were still smiling when the young woman encountered a blinded cyclops, for quick thinking and quicker speech saved her from joining the various unfortunates on the creature's menu. It took rather more quick talking to get the rest of the way to Amphipolis, where she managed to save Xena's life and win herself a place by the warrior's side. Or at least, behind th warrior's horse.
The changes Gabrielle has experienced are expressed far more in her appearance than Xena's in hers. The warrior bard has left behind the wide eyed naivete and physical weaknesses of her past utterly. In place of a clumsy girl is a woman of poise, grace, and sttrength. And yet, she has not become so jaded as to be unable to see goodness in others or hope in the middle of the darkest hour.
Weisbrot, Robert - Xena: Warrior Princess, A Complete Guide to the Xenaverse
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