When Ares goes up against Eli, the leader of the people who are turning their backs on the gods, Ares is forced to take matters into his own hands and kill Eli. When Xena finds out what he had done, she is so filled with anger that she vows to kill Ares and with the Dagger of Helios she confronts him, prepared to do what must be done. But she finds that she cannot kill him because Eli would not have wanted it and that because Ares made Eli a martyr, it made Eliís cause that much stronger. In rage, Ares threatens to kill Xena but then doesnít and destroys the dagger once and for all.

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