Xena was so skilled in fighting and in reading people, and knew everyone's next move. She could easily defend herself and would always come out the victor. I was wondering... did Xena ever fail... skill wise (some may say she was a failure as a mother but that would be a different topic), I know that there were times when her army did not win (the Horde,...) but herself, when did she become a victim, and lose? She had so much pride, and many believe hubris would be her greatest downfall. How did this path of only success change her, did it hurt her character? Especially when Cortez was her main reason for fighting, to protect her town and people, all she had experienced thereafter was being the champion.