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Happy Birthday to Lucy Lawless!

and let it be known

Lucy Lawless turns forty-three today, and it seems the perfect time to throw out some thanks for helping create one of the quintessential kick-ass ladies of the ’90s.

I’m talking, of course, about her role as the Threes on Battlestar Galactica.

Just kidding, I mean Xena, the “warrior princess” created as a opposite gendered equal to Hercules to cameo in his Legendary Journeys, who became so popular that she garnered a series that ran for six years, full of camp, humor, blood, battle and lesbian subtext (or text, depending on who you ask).

Mrs. Lawless, we’re sorry that the stars never aligned in such a way that you were available to play Wonder Woman in a live action context. But you did get to do her voice once, and it was awesome:

Maybe we can see you someday as her mother, Hippolyta? Queen of the Amazons? Just to bring things full circle. It would be awesome.

(vid via DC Women Kicking Ass.)

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