Due to the shared nature of the "Xenaverse," crossovers between principle characters of the three series frequently occurred and are sometimes hard to define.
Using a strict definition of appearances by the seven regular characters (Hercules, Iolaus, Xena, Gabrielle, Young Hercules, Young Iolaus, Young Jason) in series other than their own, the following episodes are crossovers:
The HTLJ episodes "The Warrior Princess", "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart" were Xena's premiere episodes, airing before her spin-off officially began. They segway straight into Xena: Warrior Princess, and are thus not true crossover episodes.
Lucy Lawless returned to HTLJ as the character of Lyla, while starring in her own show, for the episode "Outcast." Renee O'Connor also portrayed a modern-day character in the episode "For Those of You Just Joining Us." Ryan Gosling portrayed the character Zylus in the Young Hercules-inspired episode "The Academy."
The animated movie, Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus was a feature length story with equal weight on both Hercules and Xena characters.
Other minor crossover media include:
- The Marriage of Hercules and Xena
- The Official Herc and Xena Yearbook
- Hercules & Xena: Alliance of Heroes
Appearances by CharactersEdit
Other than the characters mentioned above, several appearances by minor characters from one show to the other occurred, some as crossovers, others simply to stress the nature of the shared continuity. Ares, for example, was equally a villain on Hercules, Xena, and Young Hercules.
Jason, while a main character on Young Hercules, was originally a recurring character with several appearances. This is a unique situation.
Characters who appeared on HTLJ first.
Characters who appeared on XWP first.
- Julius Caesar
- Robert Tapert
Characters who appeared on YH first.