Appearances: XWP: S1: Chariots of War
Family: sons, Stentor and Sphaerus
Bio: Cycnus had been a particularly-bloodthirsty warlord, and a zealot of the war god Ares. As a father, he'd been overbearing, making his sons commit violent acts they'd later regretted. After laying claim to a valley occupied by pacifist Trojans, he'd sent his son Sphaerus to attack them, but during the attack, Xena the Warrior Princess had intervened, receiving an arrow to the gut for her troubles. Even though the wound hadn't been fatal, Sphaerus had bragged to his father about killing her, but even that hadn't seemed to impress him. Cycnus had next arranged a meeting with the pacifists, ordering his son to kill them as they'd gathered in the town meeting hall. Fortunately, Xena had thwarted the attempted slaughter, though Sphaerus had been unable to go through with it in the first place. Disgusted with his son, Cycnus had told Sphaerus that Xena had been the one to kill Stentor at the Battle of Corinth, sparking a bloodlust in Sphaerus. When they'd confronted Xena, however, Sphaerus had learnt the truth: his brother Stentor had come to Xena under a banner of peace and his own men had killed him for it. Turning on Cycnus for his lies, Sphaerus had prepared to kill his father, only for Xena to do it instead, sparing Sphaerus from becoming a killer.
Played By: Jeffrey Thomas