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As a small child Eli once cast a demon out of a man. Since that day he had dedicated his life to trying to discovering how he had done it and to gaining that ability again. During his journey to discovery he had taken on the identity of a magician to earn money. He had become a master of trickery and illusions. As he traveled from town to town and village to village he would use his talents to entertain the people and to make enough money to live. It wasn't until destiny brought Xena and Gabby into his life that he learned the truth of who he was and what he was fated to do. While performing his magic act in a town in India he had the chance to meet Xena and Gabby. It was during this time that he joined forces with Xena to defeat Gabby who had been possessed by a demon. It was during this battle that the truth about him came to light. The power to cast demons out had always been apart of him and he was a Devi.  After Gabby had been rescued, Eli decided to travel on his own for a while to figure out what he wanted to do with his gift and his life. It was during this time that he discovered his gifts were not limited to casting out demons but he could also heal the sick and wounded. He also learned his way in the world which was that of Love and Peace. It would become his crusade in life to bring his teachings and his gifts to the people. By the time he met up with Xena and Gabby again he had gained a rather large following and word of his teachings had begun to spread. He had become more than a Devi he was know an Avatar and his journey was not over yet. In the months to follow he would turn Gabby to the way of Love and his beliefs would be challenged by the Demon King, Indrajit as well as Caesar and his men. But Eli's faith was strong and the true purpose of his life had begun. His followers grew in number and spread to Rome, Greece and Africa. After witnessing the death and miraculous rebirth of his closest friends, Xena and Gabby, the true meaning of his crusade came to light. Under the guidance of Heaven, in the form of Angel Callisto, Eli would realize that his purpose was to liberate the people from the dictatorship of the Gods. His teaching about peace and love soon began to encompass a belief that the people did not need the Gods to lead them and that they could control their own lives. This soon caught the attention of Ares who feared that this new movement could be the beginning of the down fall of the Gods, known as the Twilight of the Gods. As the threats of death came from Ares, Eli began to question his crusade but the Angel Callisto helped him to see that what was to come was part of a higher plan and his death at Ares' hands was destine. He would move on to a higher purpose and his death would be the beginning of a new area for man kind. With this knowledge, and the support of Heaven, Eli confronted Ares with Love and was killed in front of all of his followers. Eli became an Angel to be reborn in the karmic circle and his death served to make his teachings and crusade even stronger and more influential.  

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Episodes:

"Devi"

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In the midst of a magician's routine, his assistant Maya is suddenly inhabited by an evil spirit. Xena fights the powerful demon. The possessed girl collides into the magician and as Gabrielle pulls the girl off to help him, the spirit is cast out. Gabrielle is heralded as a devi. Vikram, the village priest, accuses Eli, the magician, of bringing demons with him. Xena helps Eli escape. Xena learns that when Eli was young, he once spontaneously cast a demon out of a man, and has been searching the world ever since to learn how he did it and rediscover this power. Meanwhile, Gabrielle somehow gives a man back his sight. Xena returns to the temple to find Vikram dead. Signs point to Eli, who swears he did not do it. Believing Gabby to be evil, Eli gathers holy water for protection. When Eli is attacked by Gabrielle's
head bodyguard, Xena makes Eli squirt him with holy water. The water destroys the demon. Xena, knowing that the water can only hurt spirits when it is handled by a priest, tells Eli that he is actually the devi. Eli refuses to believe it.Xena is forced to try to exorcise Gabrielle alone. Xena fights the possessed Gabrielle, and just when Xena has no choice but to kill her friend, Eli returns. Eli casts out the spirit and saves Gabby. Eli goes off to learn how to use the power he's sought for so long. 
"The Way"

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Xena and Gabrielle are attacked by a group of demons. Xena learns that they were sent by Indrajit, the King of Demons, to prevent capture the Avatar. The next day, Xena and Gabrielle come across a crowd of sick people who are being healed by the Avatar. They are stunned to learn that the Avatar is Eli. The three depart set up camp. Hanuman, a huge ape-man, offers his services to help protect Eli. He suggests they go to the Great Temple to ask for help from Krishna. Xena is reluctant at first, but trusts Hanuman's insight. While walking to the temple, Gabrielle learns from Eli that reverence for life is the ultimate truth and Xena questions Hanuman about the right Way to live one's life. Hanuman explains that there is only one Way for each person. They make it to the temple when Indrajit swoops down on them and grabs Eli and Gabrielle. Xena and Hanuman enter the temple and Xena begins to pray. Krishna appears and he tells Xena to call out his name in battle to summon the strength needed to defeat the King of Demons. Xena and Hanuman set out on their way to confront Indrajit. Eli tries to teach Gabby his way, the way of love. She fails her first test and Xena arrives to free them. Eli and Gabrielle say their goodbyes to Eli as he leaves to return home. Xena accepts her Way to be that of a warrior and Gabrielle embraces Eli's Way of love. 
"Ides Of March"

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Caesar awakens to find Callisto in his room and she has a proposition for him. Caesar places a huge price on Xena's head. Xena decides to go to Rome and settle her feud with Caesar. She leaves Gabrielle and Amarice behind.  Gabrielle and Amarice visit Eli and all three are captured by Brutus and taken to Rome. Brutus expresses his dislike for arresting Gabrielle, but promises her that no harm will come to her. When Xena arrives in Rome and makes an attempt on Caesar's life, she is surprised to find Callisto. Callisto tells Xena that Caesar is about to declare himself emperor, and that Gabrielle is in Roman hands. Xena tracks down Brutus and warns him that on the Ides of March, Caesar will declare himself emperor and that Caesar will transfer him to Gaul, and then arrange for his death. Brutus tells Xena where she can find Gabrielle. When Caesar offers Brutus command of Gaul,
Brutus realizes that Xena's predictions about Caesar appear to be coming true. Xena helps Gabrielle, Eli and their friends break out of prison. All escape but Xena and Gabby, who are captured due to Callisto's involvement. Brutus plots with the other Senators to kill the Caesar. Brutus and the senate succeed in assassinating Caeser, and Xena and Gabrielle are crucified. As Xena and Gabrielle's spirits rise heavenward, Eli comforts a grieving Amarice. 
"Fallen Angel"

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Joxer travels to Rome after he has nightmares about Xena and Gabrielle being in trouble. He meets Amarice and Eli and is devastated when he sees the bodies of Xena and Gabrielle hanging from crosses. Meanwhile, Xena and Gabrielle are seperated while being taken to heaven. Xena is resuced by the Archangel Michael, but Callisto takes Gabrielle to the depths of Hell. Xena  convinces Michael to turn her into an Archangel. While Joxer, Amarice and Eli remove Xena and Gabrielle's bodies from the crosses, Callisto taunts Gabrielle in Hell. Before descending into Hell, Michael warns Xena that she might be tempted to relieve the damned of their
suffering but if she does then she would trap her in Hell forever. Xena and the rest of the Archangels arrive in Hell just as Gabrielle begins to become a demon. Michael and the other Archangels battle the demons and rescue Gabrielle. Xena replaces Callisto in Hell. Gabrielle is disgusted when she learns that Xena gave herself up to save Callisto. Michael tells her that the next time the demons attack, they may not be able to stop them because Xena is more powerful than ever. Gabrielle knows she's the only one who can ground Xena, but she needs to have wings in order to do so. Gabrielle earns her wings just as Xena ascends from Hell with a legion of demons ready to take over the earth. Xena goes after Gabrielle, but before the other
Archangels can attack, Xena takes to the air. Gabrielle follows and lures Xena into the abyss, where the two fight. Meanwhile, Eli, who feels responsible for the deaths of Xena and Gabrielle, is praying for forgiveness when he is approached by Callisto, who whispers something in his ear. Eli goes over to Xena and Gabrielle's bodies and places his hands on their heads. Callisto, not visible to Joxer and Amarice, rests her hands on top of Eli's. Suddenly the two awake. Stunned, Eli, Joxer and Amarice look on as Xena and Gabrielle slowly come back to life. 
"Chakram"

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Kal, a pagan god of war, sends the monk Kalib into the Chakram Chamber. Kalib finds himself surrounded by skeletal remains as he approaches the altar, which contains two interlocking circles. One of the circles is empty and the other holds a silver and white chakram. Kalib grabs the chakram and is engulfed in flames. Gabrielle realizes that something is wrong with Xena when Xena is more interested in buying a scarf than replacing her weapons. At the market, a guard suddenly attacks Xena, but she doesn't defend herself. Everyone is confused as Xena continues to behave like a completely different person. When Eli learns that it was Kal's guards who attacked them, he realizes there must be a reason for Xena's condition. Suddenly, Kal's guards approach the temple and the group slips out the back to find Eli's friend Kalib in search of some answers. Ares materializes in Kal's fortress and the two gods agree to work together to prevent Xena from becoming herself again. Later, Xena and Amarice are hunting for food when they are attacked by Kal's lieutenant. Xena is taken to Kal's fortress, where she is put in manacles.
Kal starts to explain his plans for Xena, but Ares arrives and sets her free. Ares engages him in battle. Xena looks at a mural on the wall and becomes mesmerized by an image of a chakram. Xena escapes through an open window and meets up with her friends. Xena and Eli realize that Kalib is dead. After looking through Kalib's scrolls, Eli discovers that they need the chakram of light to bring Xena back to normal. The chakram of light is also one of the few things on earth that can kill a god. The group rushes to the Chakram Chamber and Xena retrieves the chakram of light. When she exits the chamber, her friends are surrounded by Ares, Kal and his guards. Ares and Kal freeze when they see that Xena has the chakram, but she can't make the kill and drops it to the ground. Amarice grabs the chakram of light and
Eli rushes everyone back into the chamber. Xena destroys Kal with the chakram of light and Xena repairs her chakram then merges the two together. Her memories come back. Eli decides to stay behind to study Kalib's scrolls and Xena, Gabrielle and Joxer head back to Greece. 
"Seeds Of Faith"

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At a town meeting,  Xena's attempt to prevent violence against Petracles and his men is thwarted when an overprotective Gabrielle attacks another man in the group as he reaches into his pocket for a handkerchief. Ares, eager to stop the growing movement against the gods, arrives on the scene and threatens Xena's life if she gets in his way. Xena and Gabrielle escort Petracles and his men to a temple of Ares where Petracles' teacher Eli  is instructing his followers to burn their weapons and rely on love as their sole weapon in their struggle against the gods. Xena and Gabrielle are delighted to see their old friend Eli, but warn him that love alone may not be sufficient to protect him and his followers from the wrath of Olympus. Ares appears again, this time to threaten Eli. Angel Callisto visits Xena and urges her not to interfere in Eli's battle against Ares and his soldiers. Callisto then visits Eli and tells that it's his destiny to die for his cause. Unable to convince Eli to give up his stance, Xena leaves to head off Ares' army. Gabrielle stays to protect Eli from Ares, but backs off when Eli begs her to have faith in him. No sooner does she agree than Ares kills Eli  with his sword. Xena  hurries to the town square, where Eli's shocked disciples look on as Gabrielle cradles their fallen leader.  Xena collects and burns Eli's body in a funeral pyre. At the grave, she is visited by Callisto, who tells her that Eli's death was not arbitrary and that his spirit will live on. Xena finds little comfort in Callisto's words and asks to be taken to the Dagger of Helios, a weapon that can kill a god. Meanwhile, Ares approaches Gabrielle, who is stricken with guilt over Eli's death. Ares tries to seduce her into joining forces with him. Gabrielle visits Eli's grave and realizes she must take on his cause. Just as Gabrielle begins to fight Ares, Xena arrives with the Dagger of Helios, ready to take Ares' life.  Xena catches a glimpse of the incredibly sad face of Eli reflected in the blade. Realizing that Ares' death would be against Eli's wishes, Xena decides to spare the god of war. Angel Eli appears with Callisto to thank Xena and Gabrielle for keeping his cause alive. Eli reveals to Xena who was responsible for starting the new life within her in the first place, and Xena makes a difficult decision regarding the spirit of her baby.

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