Kao H'sin
K'ao Hsin
Kao H'sin in "Purity"
Portrayed By Marie Matiko
Created By Jeff Vlaming
Series Xena: Warrior Princess
First Appearance "Purity"
Last Appearance "Back in the Bottle"
Gender Female
Status Alive
Residence Chin
Race Mortal
Affiliations Lao Ma, Xena, Pao Ssu, Lao Ma, Ming T'ien
Mother Lao Ma
Brother(s) Ming T'ien
Sister(s) Pao Ssu

K'ao Hsin was the daughter of Lao Ma, sister of Ming T'ien, and twin sister of Pao Ssu. She helped Xena and Gabrielle save Chin when her sister and brother attempted to conquer and rule it, using the Black Powder. Unlike her malevolent siblings, K'ao Hsin is compassionate, warm-hearted and wise, very much like her mother.


Early LifeEdit

Although never confirmed, Kao H'sin was the twin sister of Pao Ssu, being identical to one another. Lao Ma gave Pao Tzu to be raised by a fisherman, in order to protect her from her brother, Ming T'ien. However it is unknown what happened to Kao H'sin in these early years.

Saving ChinEdit

Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer headed to Chin to find that Pao Ssu had taken control of the explosive Black Powder and teamed up with Kao H'sin to stop her and Khan's army from destroying and conquering Chin. They succeeded in doing so by drawing upon Lao M's spiritual powers and defeating Pao Ssu in combat. Pao Ssu perished in the aftermath when he was struck by a barrage of Khan's rockets and the secret of the Black Powder recipe went with her.

However Pao Ssu was resurrected by Khan, along with their brother, Ming T'ien, who tried once more to conquer Chin, but were once again thwarted by Xena and Kao H'sin, with help from Lao Ma's powers and wisdom.

Background InformationEdit

  • Marie Matiko also played Pao Ssu, heavily implying that they were twins.
  • Despite being the daughters of a very pivotal character, both Kao H'sin and Pao Ssu were never mentioned before or after their two appearances on the show.

Appearances Edit

Xena: Warrior PrincessEdit

  1. "Purity"
  2. "Back in the Bottle