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18th Apr '16 4:53:56 AM Farnham
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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her children. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.

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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her children.son. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.
27th Feb '16 8:46:14 PM LBHills
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-->'''Lucius Vorenus''': [chops Erastes Fulmen's head off]

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-->'''Lucius Vorenus''': [chops Erastes Fulmen's head off]-->'''Erastes' Neck''': ''Squuuck.''
-->'''Erastes' Severed Head''': ''Thump.''
18th Jan '16 2:36:27 PM outlander2012
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-->'''Octavian''': ''[[spoiler: My father died on this floor. ''Right there''. Stabbed 27 times. ''Butchered'' by men he called his friends. ''Who'' will tell me that is not murder? ''[Roman soldiers begin filing into the Senate chamber; the gathered Senators begin raving in outrage] Who'' will tell my Legions, who love Caesar as I do, that that is not murder?! ''[The soldiers draw their swords and the chamber falls deathly silent] Who'' will speak against the motion?]]

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-->'''Octavian''': ''[[spoiler: My father died on this floor. ''Right there''. Stabbed 27 times. ''Butchered'' by men he called his friends. ''Who'' friends]]. [[spoiler:''Who'' will tell me that is not murder? ''[Roman soldiers begin filing into the Senate chamber; the gathered Senators begin raving in outrage] Who'' ''Who'' will tell my Legions, who love Caesar as I do, that that is not murder?! ''[The soldiers draw their swords and the chamber falls deathly silent] Who'' will speak against the motion?]]
18th Jan '16 2:35:21 PM outlander2012
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-->'''Octavian''': As my first act, I propose a motion ''[spoiler: to declare Brutus and Cassius murderers and enemies of the state]].

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-->'''Octavian''': As my first act, I propose a motion ''[spoiler: ''[[spoiler: to declare Brutus and Cassius murderers and enemies of the state]].



-->'''Octavian''': ''[spoiler: My father died on this floor. ''Right there''. Stabbed 27 times. ''Butchered'' by men he called his friends. ''Who'' will tell me that is not murder? ''[Roman soldiers begin filing into the Senate chamber; the gathered Senators begin raving in outrage] Who'' will tell my Legions, who love Caesar as I do, that that is not murder?! ''[The soldiers draw their swords and the chamber falls deathly silent] Who'' will speak against the motion?]]

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-->'''Octavian''': ''[spoiler: ''[[spoiler: My father died on this floor. ''Right there''. Stabbed 27 times. ''Butchered'' by men he called his friends. ''Who'' will tell me that is not murder? ''[Roman soldiers begin filing into the Senate chamber; the gathered Senators begin raving in outrage] Who'' will tell my Legions, who love Caesar as I do, that that is not murder?! ''[The soldiers draw their swords and the chamber falls deathly silent] Who'' will speak against the motion?]]
18th Jan '16 2:34:33 PM outlander2012
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* Octavian's first address to the Senate upon becoming Consul. [[spoiler: It swiftly drives home that he's clearly TakenALevelInBadass as he more or less forces the Senate into doing as he tells them, as well as the collective OhCrap from the Senate (Cicero in particular) as they realise the 19 year old boy they all assumed would be a malleable puppet as in fact ''infinitely'' more politically savvy and dangerous than they ever imagined]].
-->'''Octavian''': As my first act, I propose a motion ''[spoiler: to declare Brutus and Cassius murderers and enemies of the state]].
[[spoiler: ''[The gathered Senators begin muttering angrily at this. A deeply rattled Cicero, at this, rises and goes over to Octavian]'']]
-->'''[[spoiler: Cicero''': My dear boy, this is ''not'' what we agreed!]]
-->'''Octavian''': [[spoiler: It is not. Nevertheless, here we are]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Cicero''': Brutus and Cassius still have many friends. You will split the chamber, the unity of the Republic!]]
-->'''Octavian''': [[TranquilFury Step away from my chair]].
[[spoiler: ''[Cicero's expression is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone one of unmitigated horror]] as he reluctantly returns to his seat. Octavian stands up and points to the Senate floor]].
-->'''Octavian''': ''[spoiler: My father died on this floor. ''Right there''. Stabbed 27 times. ''Butchered'' by men he called his friends. ''Who'' will tell me that is not murder? ''[Roman soldiers begin filing into the Senate chamber; the gathered Senators begin raving in outrage] Who'' will tell my Legions, who love Caesar as I do, that that is not murder?! ''[The soldiers draw their swords and the chamber falls deathly silent] Who'' will speak against the motion?]]
18th Jan '16 6:45:52 AM outlander2012
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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: he thanks his men for their service, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]
* Titus Pullo gets far more than his fair share of awesome. However, probably the most spectacular moment came when a rival mob boss tries to defuse an armed confrontation by suggesting they talk things over like reasonable men. Pullo [[spoiler:bites out his tongue]].

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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: he thanks his men for their service, urges them to save themselves and asks one centurion to pass a farewell message to his mother, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]
* Titus Pullo gets far more than his fair share of awesome. However, probably the most spectacular moment came when a rival mob boss tries to defuse an armed confrontation by suggesting they talk things over like reasonable men. Pullo [[spoiler:bites out his tongue]].tongue, then proceeds to go AxCrazy and lead the Aventine Collegium to victory in a CurbStompBattle against the other gangs]].



-->'''Lucius Vorenus''': [chops Erastes Fulmens head off]
* When Pullo found out that Gaia [[MurderTheHypotenuse poisoned his pregnant wife that ended up killing her and his unborn child.]] She was lay dying as she told the truth about it. She was dying and seemed sorry for what she did. Did Pullo decide to [[KarmaHoudini let go of it]] and [[EasilyForgiven forgive her?]] Nope, he strangled her to death. And to top it all of, he threw her body to the river just like that, no tears no prayers no nothing. After all [[BitchInSheepsClothing she had done]], having her killed and then her body disrespectfully thrown away is just satisfying.

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-->'''Lucius Vorenus''': [chops Erastes Fulmens Fulmen's head off]
* When Pullo found out that Gaia [[MurderTheHypotenuse poisoned his pregnant wife that ended up killing her and his unborn child.]] She was lay dying as she told the truth about it. She was dying and seemed sorry for what she did. Did Pullo decide to [[KarmaHoudini let go of it]] and [[EasilyForgiven forgive her?]] Nope, he strangled her to death. And to top it all of, he threw her body to the river just like that, no tears tears, no prayers prayers, no nothing. After all [[BitchInSheepsClothing she had done]], having her killed and then her body disrespectfully thrown away is just satisfying.



--> '''Clerk''': "...a woman's role has always suited you best." [[Antony grabs the scroll and beats the clerk to death with it]]

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--> '''Clerk''': "...a woman's role has always suited you best." [[Antony [[spoiler: Antony grabs the scroll and beats the clerk to death with it]]
25th Dec '15 1:43:28 AM damus2300
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!Season I

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!Season I* Caesar's RousingSpeech to get his troops to march on Rome.
-->"I can lay down my arms and surrender, or I can march back home with a sword in my hand and drive those bunch of criminals back to the Tarpian Rock!"




!Season II

!Unsorted
20th Dec '15 7:17:55 PM MadCat221
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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: he thanks his men for their service, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt.]]

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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: he thanks his men for their service, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]
12th Nov '15 5:54:51 PM Zmflavius
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* Cicero's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech TakeThat against Antony. The man has Antony pegged down perfectly, right down to the last comment to make him lose control.

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* Cicero's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech TakeThat against Antony. The man has Antony pegged down perfectly, right down to the last comment to make him lose control. Incidentally, the various lines from his speech are taken directly from Cicero's Second Oration against Antony, commonly known as the second Philippic.
20th Jul '15 8:42:33 AM TheWanderer
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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanToBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her children. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.

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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanToBeKilled [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her children. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.
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