The Furies in "Coming Home"
|Series||Xena: Warrior Princess|
|First Appearance||"The Furies" (XWP)|
|Last Appearance||"Coming Home" (XWP)|
|Residence||Temple of the Furies|
|Race||Olympian, Greek God|
|Also Known As||Goddesses of Punishment, Retribution, Hatred, Jealousy and Murder|
|Cause of Death||Decapitated with the Chakram|
The Furies were recurring characters on Xena: Warrior Princess. There were three furies: Alecto (Their leader), Megaera and Tisiphone, who represented Hatred, Jealousy and Murder respectivley. Though only Alecto was distinctivley named during their screen time, fans consider the furies to be as such from left to right (see picture): Megaera, Alecto, Tisiphone.
Xena's Bounty and MadnessEdit
The Furies are first seen dancing for Ares in a ritualistic manner. He is able to charm Alecto into deeming Xena guilty of neglecting to punish the death of her father. They force Xena to bring her mother Cyrene to their temple, where they are tricked by Xena and Cyrene into thinking Ares is Xena's father. They leave, informing Ares that the other Gods will hear of his misuse of their powers.
The Twilight of the GodsEdit
Later, Athena summoned the Furies in order to use them against Xena and Gabrielle in hopes that it would stop the Twilight of the Gods. The Furies went inside of Gabrielle's head, taunting her with images of Hope and Joxer until she succumbs to madness and stabs Xena's daughter Eve. After their job was completed, they left Gabrielle's mind and returned to Mount Olympus. (Originally, when they left Gabrielle's head they stayed in the tavern, invisible. Xena sensed them and managed to hit Megaera in the stomach with her sword, and to hit both Tisisphone and Alecto with her Chakram).
However, after the deaths of the other gods, the Furies decided they would rule mankind themselves. They disguised themselves as Xena, Gabrielle, and Eve, and psychologically tortured a now-mortal Ares, pitting him against the Amazons. After driving Ares insane and forcing him to supposedly kill Xena, the Furies were killed by the chakram, which had been used by Xena moments before.
since they are Goddesses the furies have the basic powers of a God plus few more unique:
Immortality: the furies have the ability to live infinite life span as well as immunity to all sorts of diseases.
Invincibility: the furies are invincible to all sorts of weapons (swords,axes,crossbows) as well as all magical powers from the Gods although these powers can hurt them but not kill them.
Atmokinesis: All Olympians has the power to control and manipulate the weather bring out storms , tornadoes ,rains and Lightning.
Healing: the furies have the ability to heal wounds but they can't heal mortal wounds , as all the Olympians they can't heal wounds without the blessings from Zeus & Athena.
Pyrokinesis: the furies have the power to control and manipulate fire by throwing it from his hands as well as creating powerful Fireballs capable of killing Mortals as well as hurting Gods..
Teleportation: the furies has the ability to teleport to any place whatever he sees fit either on earth or Olympus.
Superhuman Strength: the furies super strength can send people flying as well as gods.
Energy Blasts: the furies have the power to shoot powerful Energy blast capable of killing mortals and hurting Gods.
Time Manipulation: All Gods has the power to manipulate time by travel back & forward as well as freezing time itself but they need Zeus's consent first.
Invisibility: All Gods have the power to make themselves invisible to all mortals they can't be seen or heard by them.
Telekinesis: the furies have the ability to move objects & mortals with their mind.
Lightning: Hera has the power to shoot powerful arcs of electricity/lightning capable of killing mortals & hurting Gods.
Shapeshifting: the furies have the ability alter their appearance to take whatever form he likes whether mortals or monsters or Gods.
Suggession/Mind control/illusions: the furies have a very powerful form of Mind control whenever they appear next to any Mortal they begin to convince them into whatever comes to their mind not just that the Mortals hear things as if their own subconscious were talking to them as well as making see people they know that weren't there and those illusions of people they know mind controls them and make them do whatever those people/furies want.
- Of the three Furies, only Asa Lindh (Alecto) was consistently credited and had dialogue. Lindh sported longer and longer hairstyles in each of her appearances.
- The Furies are mainly called daughters of Uranus, primordial god of the sky. Others call them daughters of Nyx, primordial goddess of the night. If this is the case, Discord, Nemesis, Clotho, Lachesis, & Atropos are their sisters.
- The Furies are the common name of the trio of vengeful goddesses known in ancient Greek as the Erinyes. Their dominion was the punishment of more primal crimes: crimes perpetuated against the old by the young, crimes against family members, and crimes against unofficial community leaders. As in the Xenaverse, they relentlessly hounded their targets with persecution and madness. Being older than the Olympians and the civilized society they represented, the Greeks were concerned with what would happen when the Erinyes' primal punishment clashed with the laws of civilized society (crimes against the state, elected officials, military superiors, and the gods) as enforced by Athena, Dike, and Nemesis. In Athens, it was believed that the Erinyes were persuaded by Athena to become the Eumenides ("kindly ones") to better fit into the Olympian order. The Romans maintained that the Erinyes were properly called the Dirae while in heaven, the Eumenides while in hell, and the Furiae on earth.
"Oh demons of the soul,
Over Xena's reason roll,
Replace sanity's sweet illusion,
With the poison of delusion,
To Xena's head do not be kind,
For it's your job to make her lose her mind."
- Alecto casting Madness upon Xena