afterellen.com made a top lesbian/bi sidekicks ranking and our Gabrielle is [insert drumroll] #1
1. Gabrielle (Renée O'Connor), Xena: Warrior Princess
While there were plenty of questions surrounding Gabrielle's
relationship with Xena - Are they or aren't they? Will they or
won't they? Do they already, and it's just not on-screen? - the
one thing everyone agreed on was this: Without Gabrielle, Xena
the Warrior Princess would never have survived.
The Battling Bard of Potidaea could talk her way out of (or into) anything; her flair for dramatic storytelling saved them numerous times. She also learned stellar warrior skills, arming herself with an Amazon staff, and agreeing to fight for the greater good.
Together, she and Xena traveled the world, forging literally to hell and back again.
Their subtext was eclipsed only by the number of times Gabrielle saved Xena's life, and in the end Lucy Lawless said it best: "They're married, man."
Because when you find a sidekick like Gabrielle, you want to make it permanent.
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