The Royal Couple of Thieves
Episode 17 of 24 within Season One. Item 17 of 134 overall.
Production number 76922.
Steven L. Sears - Writer
John Cameron - Director
196 votes

Xena teams up with Autolycus, the King of Thieves, to steal a chest that is a weapon that protects a village, of whom Xena owes a great debt to. But they must go up against warlords, thieves and assassins to get it.

original airdate--February 19,1996  rating--5.6 million

network: Syndication

music--The theme music "The Mystere Des Voix Bulgares" (The Bulgarian's Women Choir) by Joseph LoDuca


Antagonist--Sinteres, Prognese


Chakram Count: 1

Trivia--The "new" Xena kills less often than then "old" Xena, but still quite often. In this episode she kills Sinteres with the "pressure points" technique, one of Arkel's warriors by slicing his belly with her sword, and another by thrusting her sword in his groin (ouch!). The "new" Xena's body-count after this episode is 31.


No Ancient and Inflexible Rules governing moral behavior were harmed during the production of this motion picture.


[Announcer] "In time of ancient Gods, Warlords and Kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power. The passion. The danger. Her courage will change the world."

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regional titles

Het Koninklijk Paar Thieves
The Royal Couple of Thieves
Le roi des voleurs
Königliche Diebe
An Lánúin Ríoga na Thieves
Xena e il re dei ladri
Una pareja de ladrones