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!Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand

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'''Protagonists'''

[[folder: Introduced in Blood and Sand]]

!!Spartacus [-(Andy Whitfield, Liam [=McIntyre=])-]
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->''"Forge your own path, or join with us, and together we shall see Rome tremble!"''

Spartacus (real name unknown) is a Thracian warrior who becomes a famous gladiator in the arena, later to build a legend upon himself during the Third Servile War. For the first season, he served as a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus under the direction of Doctore and rivaled the then-Champion of Capua, Crixus. Later, he and many of the gladiators broke free from captivity and began an armed rebellion against Rome.
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* TheAce
* AnimalMotifs: The [[ArcSymbol serpent]].
* ArcSymbol: The red serpent that Sura mentioned to him. Also the rain.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone: When he starts being portrayed by Liam [=McIntyre=]. The late Andy Whitfield was more of a GutturalGrowler.
** BadassBeard: In episode 1. It's back as of ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassCape: In the pilot and in ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass: Beats Batiatus in a friendly game of chess.
** HeartbrokenBadass
* BashBrothers: First with Varro, then with Agron, Crixus and Gannicus.
* BattleCouple: First with Sura, then with Mira.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Treating or referring to Varro's HeroicSacrifice as a ShootTheDog moment for Spartacus is a bad idea.]]
* BigGood: Season 2 onwards.
* BlondBrunetteRedhead: During the course of the story, he has been involved with two brunettes, (unknowingly and unwillingly) with a blonde and ultimately with a redhead.
* ButtMonkey: When he first arrives in Batiatus' service.
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: Averted in the case of Laeta though.]]
* [[spoiler: CelibateHero: After Mira's death, he seems to have taken up Oenomaus' practice of refraining from drink and women. Then Subverted, when he and Laeta become FriendsWithBenefits for the last three episodes and also with a little wine for the final pep rally/tribute in "The Dead and the Dying" remarking that he himself can be inconsistent from time to time.]]
* CharacterTitle
** ProtagonistTitle: Except the prequel.
* CondemnedContestant: His life as a gladiator begins because he survives his execution by gladiator against all odds in the pilot.
** Later in the first season he ironically serves as the executing gladiator [[spoiler: for Solonius.]]
* CruelMercy: He spares [[spoiler: Ilithyia]]'s life after letting her know her husband would rather kill him than save her, and that he doesn't really love her.
* [[spoiler: CrusadingWidower]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: Throughout the show, Spartacus is shown and commended as an excellent spear thrower. Guess how he died...]]
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: Subverted. Spartacus did defy Crassus' WorthyOpponent speech to him, but he was rescued by Agron and Nasir right before Crassus execute him.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Sura did. Spartacus himself died while Agron, Nasir, Laeta, Sibyl and the remaining slaves are around him during the finale.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Although Agron closed it.]]
* DoomedByCanon: On the other hand, historically speaking his [[NeverFoundTheBody body was never found]]...
* DoomedMoralVictor
* DualWielding: After he kills Theokoles, Batiatus makes him learn this style as in-universe invocation of RuleOfCool.
** AwesomeButImpractical: He largely drops the style in ''Vengeance'', instead preferring to use one sword and one free hand for defense.
** AwesomeYetPractical: He brings back the style in the final episode of the series and it is both awesome and practical.
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* AFatherToHisMen
* FireForgedFriends: With Crixus, by first season's end.
* [[spoiler: FriendsWithBenefits: With Laeta.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon -> LightningBruiser: At first, he has poor defensive and counter-attacking skills and mainly focused on the offensive. After Oenomaus' training and his own battle experiences (both in the pit and the arena), his defense and counter-attacks dramatically improved, making him an almost invincible fighter.
* GoodisNotNice
* HappilyMarried: To Sura.
* TheHero: At best. At worst, Type II AntiHero.
** [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]
** HeroProtagonist
** [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: With Laeta.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HonorBeforeReason
* [[spoiler:HotDad: He got Ilithyia pregnant after the cruel BedTrick in season 1.]]
* [[spoiler: IDieFree]]
* [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If I Kill Him I Will Be Just Like The Romans.]] He lives and breathes this. Listing it as why he spares Nasir (which works out), [[spoiler:Ilithyia]] (which doesn't work out so well), and the Roman captives in ''War of the Damned''.
** In the final case, [[spoiler:the other rebels get sick of it and decide to kill all the Romans]].
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Thrice! This eventually leads to his death.]]
* InASingleBound: He ''really'' jumps high.
* [[spoiler:InTheBack: He actually manages to defeat Crassus, and then three Roman soldiers throw spears into his back.]]
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheOnesYouLove: Was forced to kill his bestfriend Varro.]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheLeader: Fits every type except Type III.
* LeParkour: The infamous shield-leap to start the GladiatorRevolt in the season 1 finale.
* LivingLegend
* LooksLikeJesus: In his first appearance.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: ''Twice''. First his wife, then Mira.]]
* LoveRedeems: Both Sura and Spartacus himself has openly stated that he is quite TheHedonist before their marriage.
* MadeASlave
* MadeOfIron
* MagneticHero
* TheMourningAfter: Ultimately dooms his relationship with Mira.
* MrFanservice
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous[=/=]NoNameGiven[=/=]ThatManIsDead: His Thracian name is never revealed. Batiatus labels him Spartacus, after a legendary Thracian king, because Glaber never bothered to learn his name. Afterwards they make a point of never letting him utter his original name in order to separate him from his past life.
* NearDeathExperience: After his fateful match against [[spoiler: Varro]].
* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: While he is mortally injured in front of Crassus, he is taken away by Agron and Nasir before he dies. The viewers see him die, but the Romans never claim the body.]]
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He's filled with grief when his forces kill a Roman child and her mother.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: As he puts it, if a single life has no value then no-one's does.
* TheOtherDarrin: Due to the [[YourDaysAreNumbered impending]] AuthorExistenceFailure. Spartacus' original actor, Andy Whitfield, passed away in September 2011.
* PermaStubble
* AProtagonistShallLeadThem
* PurpleIsPowerful: Sura's ribbon and his BadassCape in the final season.
* RebelLeader: The main one.
* RedBaron: The Bringer of Rain, The Slayer of the Shadow of Death, The Rebel/Slave King.
* ReluctantWarrior
* RevengeBeforeReason: He has a problem with this when it comes to avenging Sura, as both Mira and Crixus point out. First by trying to kill Batiatus, despite Mira telling him will result in ''every single slave'' being killed for it. In ''Vengeance'' he has apparently learned his lesson by moving against Glaber alone, so no one else will die. Mira calls him out for not thinking of how the rebellion would suffer with him dead; and Crixus points out that Spartacus has again not thought of the Roman reprisal. Killing a praetor would result in Rome sending an entire army, which they cannot fight.
* [[spoiler: SecondLove: Arguably for [[FriendsWithBenefits Laeta]].]]
* SexEqualsLove: How he and Sura ended up together.
* TheStrategist
* SuperMode[=/=]UnstoppableRage: Spartacus sometimes goes into a sort of battle trance where he is nigh unbeatable. Batiatus and Lucretia describe it as him fighting "like a man possessed by the gods themselves", and Ashur echoes it in season two, stating that calling in a second squad of soldiers would be pointless as "Spartacus is possessed by the gods". Given the series has a bit of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane going on, they could be right about that. Or he could be just that much of a badass.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Liam [=McIntyre=] is 6'1, while the late Andy Whitfield was 5'11.
* TeamDad
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Oenomaus and Crixus schooled him the hard way. Oddly, this trope begins to plays straight ''after'' his Gladiator training.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: Sura's ribbon.]]
* TraumaCongaLine
* TraumaticHaircut: His long hair was forcibly chopped. Oddly, Gladiators such as Barca and Gannicus retained theirs.
* TheUnreveal: His real name.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: After Spartacus' final battle, Marcus Fucking Crassus pretty much calls him this. Spartacus seems to return the feeling, but emphasis on the "opponent" part; whatever respect he may have for the Roman General's intelligence and capabilities, he ultimately despises what Crassus stands for; Rome, and the oppression it represents.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: Ilithyia is the only exception.

!!Doctore Oenomaus [-(PeterMensah)-]
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->''"It is never an easy thing to see a friend once loved, now absent breath."''

Oenomaus is the gladiator trainer in Batiatus' Ludus, traditionally referred to only by the title of "Doctore". At a young age, he was recruited into the ludus by former lanista Titus Batiatus, whom he came to see as a father figure. After the downfall of the House of Batiatus, Oenomaus believed he had lost his purpose in the world and retired himself to die in The Pit. However, with the help of Spartacus and the other Rebels, he eventually finds a new purpose and joins the Rebels' cause, quickly being recognized as a mentor. He was married to Melitta before her death.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[CoolHorse The stallion]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale: Appeared in Gannicus' DyingDream.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassInCharge: In season 1.
** BadassTeacher
** [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: In his last few battles.]]
** RetiredBadass
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: To Gannicus.
* [[spoiler: BlackDudeDiesFirst: He is the first of Spartacus' generals to be KilledOffForReal.]]
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just ''watch'' him with his wife, Mira, and his best friend Gannicus in Gods of the Arena, and even in Blood and Sand he's a much more compassionate and honorable man than he lets on.
* CoveredWithScars
** EveryScarHasAStory
** GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler: CrusadingWidower]]
* DaChief
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DeathSeeker
* DentedIron: [[spoiler: His injuries from past battles and tortures pretty much became his FatalFlaw.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Oenomaus died quite early in the war. [[spoiler: The show keeps to canon as he is one of season 2's casualties.]]
* TheDragon: Batiatus obviously considered him second in command, even planning to free him from slavery and put him in charge of the Ludus.
** TokenGoodTeammate
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted; he's definitely nasty to the new recruits and to gladiators who don't fall in line, but he's one of the nicest and most level-headed guys around.
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the few fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Through most of Season 1, he's exclusively called "Doctore". This serves TheReveal as the real-life rebel Oenomaus.
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* TheFettered
* GameBreakingInjury
** CareerEndingInjury: Possibly subverted. His promotion as Doctore is the one that killed his career, not his injury (which practically healed).
* GeniusBruiser: One of the smartest gladiators.
* HappilyMarried: To Melitta.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Melitta.
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler: KlingonPromotion: To the previous Doctore. In a subversion, it's not his intention to do so.]]
* LightningBruiser: Especially in his prime. Downplayed considerably in ''Vengeance'' due to [[DentedIron his injuries]].
* LivingLegend: Downplayed, maybe even Deconstructed. His legacy as the only gladiator that survived against Theokeles is something he considers an OldShame.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]
* MadeASlave
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After the KlingonPromotion.
* NearDeathExperience: Against Theokoles. Quite a few in ''Vengeance''.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: What he gets put through in ''Vengeance'' would have killed almost anyone else on the show.
* TheObiWan
** TheObiWrong: In ''Vengeance''.
* RaceLift: The real Oenomaus was a Gaul.
* RebelLeader: Of TheObiWan and TeamDad variety.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SinkOrSwimMentor: To Spartacus in season 1.
* SnarkBait: In universe example. If you're a new recruit, do not answer sand in his "What is/lies beneath your feet?" question. He expects that to so you will be lambasted by the veterans. He will then proceed to ask the top gladiator to give the correct answer ("Sacred ground. Watered with tears of blood!").
* SternTeacher
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is 6'4.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TeamDad
* UndyingLoyalty: To the House of Batiatus, especially Quintus' father.
* WhipItGood: Mostly in season 1.

!!Crixus [-(Manu Bennett)-]
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->''"I will not die a faceless slave forgotten by history."''

Crixus is the former Champion of Capua, introduced into Batiatus' Ludus as a slave desiring the life of a gladiator, whom eventually fights his way up to become one of the top gladiators of the ludus. During the arrival of Spartacus in Blood and Sand, Crixus is seen as champion and becomes the lover of Naevia.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods The octopus]].
* ArcSymbol: Tiberius' sword in the final season.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard: In ''Gods of the Arena'' and ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassCape: In ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassInCharge
** BadassLongRobe: In ''Spartacus Vengeance'', full effect.
* BattleCouple: With Naevia by season 2's end.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed
* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: At first.
* CatchPhrase: As a gladiator, "Capua! Shall I begin?" He modifies it to "Shall we begin?" for his RousingSpeech in s3e8.
* ChickMagnet: Lucretia uses him as a lover, Naevia falls in love with him, and Ilithyia desires him. He loves Naevia, eventually loses interest in Lucretia, and doesn't seem to care about Ilithyia. The prequel also added Gaia and Diona to the list of women lusting over him.
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: "I will not die with a Roman sword in my back". Will a spear suffice?.]]
* [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: As seen in his decapitated head.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Crixus will be the second of Spartacus' general to fall. He died at Mt. Garganus near the end of the war. [[spoiler: The series keeps to canon.]]
* DramaQueen: Hands down the most overtly emotional of the protagonists (outside of battle). Especially when contrasted to Spartacus, Gannicus and even Agron, all of whom prefer [[{{Mangst}} more internalized forms of dealing with their feelings]].
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Everybody familiar with history (or just TheOtherWiki) knew that this was coming, but the development that lead to his death (him breaking away from Spartacus' host, his army ravaging the countryside of Italy and finally dying in battle against the Romans) was pretty rushed and squeezed into just one episode (s3e8). The fact that his death was at the hand of Tiberius just made it even more anticlimatic.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: His funeral in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* DumbMuscle: At his worst.
* DyeingForYourArt: Manu Bennett actually grew his hair and beard twice for the series.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The character who the most received the most.
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* FatalFlaw:
** Crixus is a downplayed MightyGlacier at best, but his tendency to have his back unguarded somehow makes him a textbook GlassCannon.
** His thirst for revenge has him recklessly lead an army to Rome.
** Arguably his biggest flaw is that he's never able to let go of his gladiator mentality and think like a soldier. All of his combat training is for arena combat; unlike Spartacus, who was a warrior in his tribe before joining the Roman auxillery, Crixus was taken as a slave before he would have been trained even among his own people. This is the direct cause of his recklessness; despite the fact that he's an excellent warrior and an extremely charismatic leader, he's a terrible strategist.
* FireForgedFriends: With Spartacus, by first season's end.
* GameBreakingInjury: During the fight with Theokoles. He got better.
* GlorySeeker
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Agron in ''Vengeance''.
* HiddenDepths
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HotBlooded
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Naevia.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Chastises Spartacus for attempting to assassinate Glaber, as he claims that such an act will provoke greater reprisals from the Romans than their group can handle. He then proceeds to drag the rebels around raiding the villas of the Roman aristocracy, which just makes them into a more obvious threat which Glaber (ironically) is under intense pressure from Rome to stamp out. Crixus also leads most of his own supporters on a SuicideMission to rescue his beloved Naevia that gets nearly all of them killed]].
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* ImprobableHairstyle: His seasons 1 and 2 hairstyle is ''way'' too modern for AncientRome.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock: At first.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manu Bennett has claimed he bases Crixus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9-eOSxF-CQ&feature=related off of people he knew when he was younger, who he hated when he first met but became his friends later.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar: Eventually, he evolves into a...
** KnightInSourArmour.
* TheLancer: Shares the role with Agron and Gannicus in ''War of the Damned''. He's the authority-clashing type and the rebel forces' official NumberTwo, not to mention being Spartacus' former rival.
* LargeHam: He '''really''' loves to give a speech on glory and dying in war.
* LightningBruiser: Downplayed. He has great athleticism, but he relies more on using [[MightyGlacier his strength than speed and prefers grounded attacks.]]
* LivingLegend
* LooksLikeJesus: In both the prequel and the final season.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Rarely but evident.
* LoveRedeems: Double Subverted in ''War of the Damned''.
* MadeOfIron
* MagneticHero
* MrFanservice
* NearDeathExperience: Numerous times. Good thing Spartacus is usually there to watch his back. [[spoiler: He probably learned this the hard way when he parted ways with him.]]
* NotSoDifferent: With Spartacus in the Season 1 finale. He even laments that had things been different, they would have been as brothers; and even though they stand in each others way, ''both'' of them are fighting for a just cause.
* NumberTwo: The official second in command of the rebel forces.
* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: Stabs Lucretia in the womb while knowing she's pregnant with their child.]]
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* RebelLeader: One of Spartacus' generals.
* RedBaron: The Undefeated Gaul.
* RevengeBeforeReason: In ''War of the Damned''.
* TheRival: To Spartacus, at first.
* SecretRelationship: At first with Naevia.
* StarMakingRole: For Manu Bennett.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is 5'11.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Especially in season 1.
* TookALevelInKindness: As of season 2.
** [[TookALevelInJerkass (Re)Took A Level In Jerkass]]: In season 3.

!!Varro [-(Jai Courtney)-]
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->''"Live...and see my family provided for...And know I would have done the same."''

Varro is a gladiator in the house of Batiatus. He was once a free Roman man, but voluntarily became a gladiator in Batiatus' ludus to pay off his momentous gambling debts. He rose from being a common recruit to becoming one of the more formidable gladiators in the ludus. Varro is the husband of Aurelia, father of Janus, and a friend to Spartacus.
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* ActionDad: To his young son, Janus.
* AnimalMotifs: [[SlipperyAsAnEel The eel]].
* {{Badass}}: He certainly has his moments.
* BashBrothers: With Spartacus.
* BillingDisplacement
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CanonForeigner
* TheConfidant
* DeadpanSnarker: In a very bad day.
* [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Though it was closed when returned to Aurelia.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* [[spoiler: FatalFamilyPhoto: Of course, no picture is involved, but when Varro makes up with his wife and can dream again of a happy reunion...his days are numbered.]]
* TheGambler: His gambling addiction is the whole reason he had to become a gladiator.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HappilyMarried: To Aurelia.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: When Spartacus is ordered to kill him, he cannot. Varro, knowing Spartacus will be punished for disobedience if he doesn't, grabs his wrist and forces his sword into his chest.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Spartacus.
* HotDad
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* TheLancer
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:PlotTriggeringDeath]]
* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: The episode where he dies spends about 45 minutes making a point of Varro establishing a happy future for him with his wife and children once he leaves the ludus. It's so conspicuous it would have been more surprising had he ''not'' died at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: The reason why he, a Roman citizen, became a gladiator.

!!Sura [-(Erin Cummings)-]
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->''"[[{{Foreshadowing}} If you go to war you are destined for great and unfortunate things.]]"''

Sura is Spartacus' Thracian wife and inspiration, tragically taken from him after he deserts from the Roman auxiliary by his most hated enemy, Gaius Claudius Glaber.
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* ActionGirl: She can handle a sword and does a good job holding off four or five armed attackers before Spartacus shows up to help. When plotting his escape, Spartacus considers her combat ability an asset to get by the guards.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Spartacus is TheHedonist by the time they [[SexEqualsLove laid together]].
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler: Both of Spartacus' future love interests consider her as this.]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: Spartacus had several visions of her during the FinalBoss fight.]]
* BattleCouple: Briefly, but if Spartacus' escape plan is anything to go by it's apparently happened a few times before.
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: It is historically stated that Spartacus ''may'' have been married to their village's prophet.
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonConversation]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her ribbon.
* HappilyMarried: To Spartacus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KillEmAll: Is fond of telling Spartacus this.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]
* MadeASlave
* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice
* OracularUrchin
* [[spoiler:PlotTriggeringDeath: '''And fucking how!''']]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* ShesGotLegs
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TrueBlueFemininity

!!Naevia [-(Lesley-Ann Brandt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson)-]
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->''"You were right. It is no easy thing, to cleave a man's head from his shoulders in one blow."''

Naevia is a former slave in the House of Batiatus, owned by Lucretia, who later becomes Crixus' love interest. She is banished from the Ludus after their love affair is discovered. She is eventually found by the Rebels, and joins their cause alongside her lover.
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* ActionSurvivor: In ''Vengeance''.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* [[spoiler:[[AngryBlackMan Angry Black Woman ]]: In ''War of the Damned''.]]
* ArcSymbol: Tiberius' sword in the final season.
* [[spoiler: AxCrazy: Unfortunately descending into this. She snaps out of it after Spartacus saves her life]].
* BattleCouple: With Crixus, starting late in ''Vengeance''.
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Subverted, Lucretia protects her virginity, if only so she will be worth more later. She is eventually given to Ashur. To Lucretia's disgust and Crixus' rage.
* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Ultimately subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:BloodFromTheMouth: Justified, she was stabbed in the throat.]]
* BraidsOfAction: Naevia's hair evolves with her story. When she was still a body-slave she had long, loose hair. When she got cast away her hair was cut as punishment. By ''Spartacus: War of the Damned'' her braided hair shows her [[spoiler: development into a DarkActionGirl]].
* BrokenBird
* ButNotTooBlack
* CanonForeigner
* TheChick: Less so in ''War of the Damned''.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Believing that Crixus died so that she could escape, and knowing how many others died in the attempt, she angrily chastises the rebels for throwing away so much to rescue her. Notably, she chastises Agron, who was the one opposed to the rescue from the start. When he tells her this, she says he should have tried harder to talk them out of it.
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl: In ''War of the Damned''.]]
* DistressedDamsel: In ''Vengeance''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Until ''War of the Damned''.
* FagHag: Especially [[spoiler: after her rescue, and she was suffering severe PTSD from having been repeatedly abused and raped]], when she was not with Crixus she was usually with Nasir and sometimes Agron.
* [[spoiler: FreudianExcuse: She's very clearly suffering from PTSD after being repeatedly raped and tortured between the first and second seasons. She starts getting better by the end of ''Vengeance'', but never really gets over it.]]
* [[spoiler: GlassCannon: In ''War of the Damned''. Despite [[TookALevelInBadass taking several levels of badass]] to become a DarkActionGirl, she still has poor to none defensive and counter-attacking skills.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Diona, at first.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Crixus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: LadyMacbeth]]: To Crixus in ''War of the Damned''.
* [[spoiler: NearDeathExperience: In the mines and also against Crassus under Crixus' lead.]]
* {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}ine: In ''War of the Damned''. ''And how!''
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In the final season, she became quite the LadyMacbeth as Lucretia was.]]
* TheOtherDarrin
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: An odd variation in ''Vengeance''. Cynthia Addai-Robinson ([[TheOtherDarrin her second actress]]) is the one who received this treatment, not Lesley-Ann Brandt (her original).
* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama: Though it mostly happened off-screen.]]
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: In ''War of the Damned''.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Diona in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SecretRelationship: At first with Crixus.
* [[spoiler:SheWhoFightsMonsters: In ''War of the Damned'', she's been consumed by her hatred of the Romans, to the point that she considers even innocent civilians to be as evil and deserving of death as the soldiers.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: Averted. Played straight for a while, when Crixus thought she's dead.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With Crixus.
* [[spoiler: TheStarscream: To Spartacus anyway, she shows signs of LadyMacbeth to Crixus.]]
* [[spoiler: TeamKiller: Ultimately subverted.]]
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Diona in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate: Ultimately subverted. She does some very harsh, very brutal things, and kills several people who didn't deserve it. But in the end, she chooses to forego personal vengeance against Tiberius to save the lives of five hundred captured rebels, showing she still has some good in her.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Learning sword fighting with Crixus and [[spoiler: castrating and killing Ashur who started her descent into hell. She becomes a full-pledged DarkActionGirl in ''War of the Damned''.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInJerkass: Seems to have headed in this direction.]]
* [[spoiler: TraumaticHaircut: Lucretia brutally hacks her hair off after discovering her SecretRelationship with Crixus.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her outfits are mostly blue. [[spoiler: After Crixus' death, she switched to [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].]]
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]
* WomanInWhite: In ''Gods of the Arena'' until her promotion as body slave.

!!Mira [-(Katrina Law)-]
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->''"I am not the past. I stand beside you now."''

Mira is a former house slave serving Lucretia in the House of Batiatus. She helps Spartacus during his uprising, becomes a fighter, and later becomes his love interest during the beginning stages of the Third Servile War.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* {{Badass}}: Yes, she became one.
** BadassSpaniard: She's Hispanic.
* BattleCouple: With Spartacus in ''Vengeance''.
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Was most likely used as one by the ludus, and is repeatedly sent to Spartacus to act as one. To his credit, he turns her down as she is not there willingly; and it's implied this what made her fall in love with him, and eventually become his willing lover.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolBigSis: To the other slave girls, Naevia especially.
* [[spoiler:ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]WomanScorned[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: Upon learning the BedTrick in season 1, she didn't react well.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler: [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Got killed by a thrown ax.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters mentioned in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GlassCannon: While she can deliver great damage to her opponents (armed or unarmed), they were usually able to strike her back.
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: She's good in making [[IndyPloy anything]] and [[BatmanGambit everything]] work for her and her team's advantage.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: The ShootTheDog moment in ''Vengeance'' is a good example.
* InstantExpert: She masters the bow ''very'' quickly. Though Lucius indicates that she has a natural skill.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnifeNut: She uses knives before she becomes Archer. Played somewhat realistically, in that she is outclassed by the trained gladiators and Roman soldiers.
* LadyInRed: Her most common and well-known outfit.
** [[spoiler: LittleDeadRidingHood]]
* LadyOfWar: The most calm and collected ActionGirl in the entire series.
* LatinLover: She is from Hispania after all.
* LongRangeFighter: She becomes fond of archery upon learning it.
* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice
* MythologyGag: The scene introducing her to Spartacus bears striking similarity to the introduction of Spartacus and Varinia in ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', possibly {{Foreshadowing}} their future relationship.
* OnlySaneMan: In ''Vengeance''. Spartacus wants revenge, Agron wants to fight, and Crixus wants to find [[spoiler: Naevia]]. She seems to be the only main character who simply wants to get out of dodge and start a new life while they still can. She's one of the few people that can sway Spartacus.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: To Spartacus for Sura, though WordOfGod is that Sura will always be his one true love. Katrina Law believes that Mira loves Spartacus ''because'' he still loves his wife deeply. [[spoiler: Given how Season 2 ends, Spartacus now has the unenviable privilege of possessing not one but two [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenores]]. ]]
* SecondLove: Subverted. Spartacus tries to love her as much as he can, but it's not enough for her and it finally leads to their breakup in ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* TheSmartGirl: See {{Guile Hero}}ine above.
* StatuesqueStunner
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TeamMom: In ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* TookALevelInBadass: She has gone from a slavegirl/concubine in ''Blood and Sand'' to having a pretty impressive kill-count building up in ''Vengeance.''
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:Was originally going to survive ''Vengeance'', and was likely going to become Gannicus' lover.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Spartacus out on his selfishness, it's a sign of how close they are that he lets her get away with it.
** ''Vengeance'' gives us this gem:
-->'''Mira:''' We need a leader! Not some angry boy who can barely piss without spraying everyone around him!
** While she's chewing out Spartacus for almost getting himself killed, the line refers to Agron; had Spartacus died, he would have been the angry boy left to lead them.
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]

!!Agron [-(Daniel Feuerriegel)-]
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->''"It is a heavy thing, to rob a man of life. Less so that of a Roman shit."''

One of the later recruits to Batiatus' Ludus, Agron is a skilled fighter and one of Spartacus' chief lieutenants during the rebellion. Never having been fond of the Romans in the first place, Agron harbors a visceral hatred towards the Romans ever since he lost his brother Duro during the upheaval at Batiatus' ludus. Agron is fond of and loyal to Spartacus. After the death of his brother, he goes on to become the lover of Nasir.
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* AdaptationNameChange: Ultimately subverted as Castus appeared in the final season.
* AloofBigBrother: Averted in that he doesn't seem to be aloof at all; if anything, his temper is ''worse'' than his brother's, and his major story in ''Blood and Sand'' deals with him learning to stop being so overprotective of Duro.
* AnimalMotifs: [[GiantEnemyCrab The crab]].
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGay
** BadassInCharge
** BadassLongRobe: On occasion in ''Vengeance''.
** BadassNormal: Of all the {{Rebel Leader}}s, he is the only one who didn't became a Champion of the ludus or in the arena. [[spoiler: And he outlived those who did.]]
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: After being crucified, he can no longer grip a sword. Nasir fashions a shield with a sword and spike sticking out of it that can be strapped to his arm, allowing him to fight, regardless.]]
* BattleCouple: With Nasir.
* BashBrothers: In ''Blood and Sand'' with his brother. With Spartacus for the rest of the series.
* BerserkButton: He's got quite a few of them, but the biggest ones seem to be messing with his brother and touching or flirting with Nasir.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He is always looking out for Duro. In fact, Batiatus' plan to split them up so that Agron, the more talented and valuable gladiator, would stop risking himself to protect Duro in the arena was a major motivator in convincing Agron to join with Spartacus in rebelling.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Duro.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His weapon in the FinalBattle.
* BloodKnight
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Inverted. He is ''the only'' main character from the first season and, with Nasir, the only important rebel fighter who is still alive by the end.]]
* CanonForeigner: ZigZagged. See DecompositeCharacter below.
* CatchPhrase: Fucking Gauls.
** In ''War of the Damned'', it seems to be "Fuck the Gods."
* TheConfidant
* TheConsigliere
* CrazyJealousGuy
* [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot: He survives it.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* DecompositeCharacter: He has the historical Castus' entire role and characterizations while the TV's Castus only shares the [[InNameOnly name]]. [[spoiler: And fate.]]
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: Goes on to live his life peacefully at the end with his lover, Nasir]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In season 2.
* {{Expy}}: Comparable to Varro in the first season. Ultimately, he is this to the real-life Castus.
* GayBestFriend: To Spartacus.
* GratuitousGerman
* HairTriggerTemper: He has tempered a bit, though.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Crixus in ''Vengeance''.
* HotBlooded: Big time. Mira, rather accurately, describes him as "an angry boy who can barely piss without spraying everyone about him". He cools off and matures considerably by the time of ''War of the Damned''.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: In ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler: ImpaledPalm: Which in turn prevents him from gripping anything, much to his dismay.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He tells Nasir to go with Spartacus to the Alps, because he can't bear the thought of anything happening to him.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is nice to Nasir. Ultimately nice to every slave.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother
* TheLancer: Shares the role with Crixus and Gannicus in ''War of the Damned''. He's TheReliableOne type and also functions as the (and more active) NumberTwo to Spartacus when Crixus is too emotional.
* LightningBruiser
* ManlyGay: Probably one of the most extreme examples on television to date.
* MoralityChain: Nasir is this for him.
* [[spoiler: NoOneCouldSurviveThat: He survived his crucifixion.]]
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]
* NumberTwo: Subverted. He seems to be Spartacus' second-in-command in ''Vengeance'', but it is stated that Crixus is officially Spartacus' successor should he falls in battle. He does, however, share TheLancer role with the former along with Gannicus.
* OneHeadTaller: Than Nasir.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Probably due to not being a former Champion, he is the most overlooked RebelLeader by the Romans in ''War of the Damned''.
* PermaStubble
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''Vengeance''.
* ProperlyParanoid: Sometimes, his suspicions turn out right.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: His CatchPhrase in the final season invokes this.
--> ''Fuck the Gods.''
* TheReliableOne
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: Duro's death]]. Stephen [=DeKnight=] has stated that his favorite cut scene from the finale involves Agron killing "everyone." His first scene in the second season involves him stabbing a Roman soldier several times, then smashing his head over and over against a rock; apparently, he never got over the [[spoiler: "anger" stage of grief.]]
* [[spoiler: SoleSurvivor]]: [[spoiler: Of all the original gladiators that went with Spartacus, he is the only one who survives the series.]]
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]: See DecompositeCharacter above.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''War of the Damned.''
* UndyingLoyalty: To Spartacus.
* YaoiGuys: With Nasir.

!!Barca [-(Antonio Te Maioha)-]
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->''"...But you know of my affection of delicate things."''

He is one of the top gladiators in Batiatus' Ludus, becoming famously known as the Beast of Carthage after defeating his father Mago in the arena. He is the lover of Auctus, and later Pietros.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He is never the best gladiator for Batiatus, always only ever second best to: Oenomaus, Gannicus, Crixus, and Spartacus.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II and sometimes Type I.]]
* BadassBeard: Used to sport one.
* BadassGay
* TheBigGuy: One of the tallest gladiators.
* BladeOnAStick
* TheBrute: Was this to Batiatus; he never had any real authority, but served as Batiatus' bodyguard and hitman.
* TheBully
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* ButNotTooBlack
* CanonForeigner
* CaptainObvious
* CondemnedContestant: Became a gladiator after almost his entire clan was taken prisoner and the men were forced to fight each other until only one remained. The last person he killed was his father. This earned him the nickname The Beast of Carthage.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAThousandCuts: Was ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice numerous times until Batiatus finishes him with a SlashedThroat.]]
* DreadlockWarrior
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]
* GlassCannon: He could actually pass for a LightningBruiser if he doesn't get hit way too often.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock: Especially in ''Gods of the Arena''.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is pretty much a Jerk to everyone except the people he loves. He was affectionate with Auctus and kept caring for his pigeons after he died. He is very tender in his relationship with Pietros, and his desire for freedom is based mostly on his wish to better Pietros circumstances.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove
* ManlyGay
* NobleDemon: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]].
* RedBaron: The Beast of Carthage.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WarriorPrince: Formerly.
* WouldHurtAChild
* YaoiGuys: With Pietros.

!!Aurelia [-(Brooke Williams)-]
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->''"He was not a perfect man; but he was mine! He was mine!"''

Aurelia is a Roman woman and wife to Varro. She becomes a slave in order to pay off her late husband's debts, but is later freed during the revolt. Spartacus then sends her away, although with unexpected consequences.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Very much so.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Despite the HairColorDissonance, it's still pretty dark.
* [[spoiler: BewareTheNiceOnes: She ''castrated'' her rapist and brutally killed the person who ordered her husband's death.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: Everything just went FromBadToWorse for her...
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Varro's death]].
* [[spoiler:DeterminedWidow]]
* [[spoiler: DoesNotLikeShoes: After becoming a slave.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Averted. She had her ChildByRape aborted after Varro's death.]]
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* HairColorDissonance: Her hair is either [[RavenHairIvorySkin black]] or dark red.
* HappilyMarried: To Varro.
** Well, sort of. She loves him, but he's a gambling addict who sells himself into slavery to pay off his debts, then rejects her when he finds out she's [[spoiler: [[DefiledForever pregnant by a rapist]]]]. Not Prince Charming Stuff, although the eventually make up, [[spoiler: not long before his death]].
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouCrazy]]
* NeutralFemale
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage]]
* [[spoiler: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Completely justified.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: On both ends. When she killed Numerius, both of them are wearing white, complete with his blood splattering to her clothes.]]
* [[spoiler: WidowWoman]]
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild: Though she did it to someone deserving of beating. And to be technical, he was legally an adult by the standards of Roman society.]]
* [[spoiler: YankTheDogsChain]]

!!Medicus [-(David Austin)-]

->''"Get the fuck out! Out!"''

Medicus is the devoted and skilled doctor for the House of Batiatus, tending the injured Gladiators after their many battles.
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* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Is only ever referred to by his job title.
* TheMedic: Obviously.
* NonActionGuy
** NonActionSnarker
* PutOnABus [=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Disappears after the destruction of Batiatus and his villa.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.

!!Pietros [-(Creator/EkaDarville)-]
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->''"Which direction shall we travel and how far?"''

Pietros is a slave in Batiatus' Ludus, serving the gladiators and as Doctore's assistant of sorts. He is the lover of Barca.
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The main reason why Spartacus [[spoiler: lost it when he committed suicide and killed Gnaeus for mocking it.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* MoralityChain: To Barca.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SonOfAWhore
* StraightGay
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* YaoiGuys: With Barca.

!!Duro [-(Ande Cunningham)-]

->''"I would rather die before I kill my own brother!"''

Duro is a Germanic gladiator serving in the ludus of Batiatus. His brother, Agron, also serves Batiatus as a gladiator.
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* AlwaysSecondBest: To Agron as part of their SiblingTeam. He loves his brother, but feels humiliated at constantly needing to be protected by him.
* BashBrothers: With his older brother, Agron.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* FirstPersonSmartass
* GlassCannon: Almost as big as Agron, but nowhere near as tough.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LeeroyJenkins
* LesserStar: In universe. Batiatus is aware of Agron's superior skill as a gladiator and planned to separate him from Duro lest he risk himself to protect his less talented younger brother in the arena.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet Taking the Stab]]]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Agron.

!!Rhaskos [-(Ione King)-]
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->''"Varro, the dice call your name!"''

Rhaskos is a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus. He joins Spartacus and the other freed slaves in seeking vengeance, and becomes one of the more prominent rebels.
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* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Rabanus.
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, gold is a little strong, but he's not a totally jerk.
* KarakovaMan
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* NumberTwo: To Crixus.
* OddFriendship: With Varro.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: No one is very happy when he starts singing [[BawdySong My Cock Rages On]] while naked.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Crixus.

!!Gnaeus [-(Raicho Vasilev)-]

->''"He will be missed. Especially his lips on my cock."''

Gnaeus is a Dacian slave and gladiator in the house of Batiatus.
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* BadassGay
* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldOfEvil
* BerserkButton: He doesn't take the mocking of his fighting-style well.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByFallingOver]]
* DepravedHomosexual
* GlassCannon
* {{Hachimaki}}: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
* [[spoiler: KickTheDog: He frequently raped Pietros following Barca's death.]]
* [[spoiler: KickTheSonOfABitch]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* PermaStubble: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* [[spoiler: RedShirt]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SmugSmiler
* UnknownRival: To Barca.

!!Rabanus [-(Andrew B. Stehlin)-]

Rabanus is a Sardinian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
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* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion.]]
** [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Rhaskos.
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: RedShirt]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.

!!The Veteran [-(Shayne Blaikie)-]

The Veteran is a Greek slave and former gladiator for Batiatus, and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome
* BitCharacter
* CanonForeigner
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving rebels.]]
* GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave
* NoNameGiven
* OlderSidekick
* RecurringCharacter
* RedShirt: [[spoiler: Subverted. He lives.]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* TeamDad


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[[folder: Introduced in Gods Of The Arena]]

!!Gannicus [-(Dustin Clare)-]
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->''"There are many things given to us in this life for the wrong reasons. What we do with such blessings, that is the true test of a man."''

Gannicus serves as champion in Batiatus' Ludus throughout the events of the prequel, ''Gods of the Arena'', until his departure upon earning his freedom in the aftermath of the Games of the New Arena. He later returns in ''Vengeance'' initially as an acquaintance to the rebels, criticizing their cause against the Roman Republic, though he ironically becomes a rebel himself for the sake of his closest friend, Oenomaus.
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* TheAce: Gradually deconstructed into a BrokenAce in the prequel, though it starts getting reconstructed during the final season.
* TheAlcoholic
* AlmightyJanitor: Inverted. Spartacus actually wants him to be an official RebelLeader, but Gannicus insists on just being another sword. [[spoiler: He finally complies in the finale.]]
* AloofAlly: At first, towards Spartacus and his rebels in ''Vengeance''. Even in ''War of the Damned'', he is fully fighting for them but does not embrace their cause. He finally does in the finale, where they fight to let the noncombatants escape.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Double Subverted.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: In ''War of the Damned''.
** [[spoiler: BadassInCharge]]
** RetiredBadass: Has been out of the game for five years, and is just as tough as he was in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BashBrothers: With Oenomaus. Later on with Spartacus.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sibyl and Saxa respectively.
** A GenderFlip version in ''Gods of the Arena''. He himself is the Veronica to Oenamaus' Betty for Melitta.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Naevia and Diona were curious at the size of his cock in the prequel. Melitta implies Oenomaus' is bigger.
* BreakoutCharacter: Arguably the most popular character in the series.
* BreakTheCutie: He starts out as a devil-may-care gladiator who loves the arena and enjoys all the perks of victory. [[spoiler: The rest of ''Gods of the Arena'' sees all his joy destroyed, as he receives no credit or standing for seemingly impossible victories, is forced to withstand various humiliations ''[[TheWorfEffect just because he's the best]]'', is used as a pawn in the brutal chess game between Batiatus and Tullius, and his relationship with his only true friends is poisoned. He eventually loses his faith in the house of Batiatus, noting that he no longer fights for it or considers it worth dying for. Even the finale, where he receives much-deserved freedom, leaves him adrift, with no idea where he should go or what he should do.]]
* BromanticFoil: To both Oenomaus and Spartacus.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Deconstructed in ''Gods of the Arena''. His antics doesn't sit well with Titus despite his skills and adoration from both the crowd and his Dominus' heir. Reconstructed in the end of the prequel, however, when he ultimately brought the honor to their house. In ''War of the Damned'', Spartacus tolerates his antics simply because of how charismatic and skillful he is.
* TheBusCameBack
* CassandraTruth: He stated in ''Vengeance'' that Spartacus and his men were going in a SuicideMission. Given the ForegoneConclusion of the series...
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: First Melitta, then the HookerWithAHeartOfGold he is [[FriendsWithBenefits fond of]]. Then Saxa, though he dies not too long afterward. Sibyl lives.]]
* ChickMagnet
* ChivalrousPervert: He declines the option of sleeping with Sibyl, because she is very young and was clearly frightened.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Well, prequel if you want to be exact. But he's the SupportingProtagonist of Gods of the Arena, and aside from the fighting style, he could not be more different from Spartacus.
* CrazyAwesome: In-Universe. In Auctus' words " Only Mad Gannicus could win contest fucking blindfolded!"
* CrazyEnoughToWork
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion.]]
** [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Melitta, Oenomaus, and Saxa all died in his arms.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Gannicus will be the third of Spartacus' generals to fall. [[spoiler: Again, the series keeps to canon.]]
* DualWielding
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Especially [[DepravedBisexual Varus]].
* GloryDays: Openly expresses that he missed fighting in the arena. [[spoiler: His DyingDream is that he's in an arena where people are chanting his name.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile[=/=]DieLaughing: As he's dying, he imagines seeing Oenomaus and crowds of the arena cheering for him. He grins and lets out a final roar.]]
* TheHedonist
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Haunted by inadvertently causing the death of Melitta, the only woman he ever truly loved.]]
** In ''Vengeance'', [[spoiler: it's the death of a HookerWithAHeartOfGold he had grown fond of that drives him to side with Spartacus. He had tried to convince her to leave with him, while she had spoke too loudly about joining Spartacus' rebellion, and ended up crucified by Glaber's men.]]
* IndyPloy: Is particularly fond of this, most noticibly in episode six ''War of the Damned''.
--> '''Gannicus''': I will cause distraction and gain needed time.
--> '''Spartacus''': By what means?
--> '''Gannicus''': I have no fucking idea.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor: During ''Vengeance''.
* LadyKillerInLove: With Melitta and Sibyl.
* TheLancer: Shares this role with Crixus and Agron in ''War of the Damned''. He is the {{Foil}} and MovesetClone type
* LeParkour: One of his signature moves is to run up a wall and leap off in order to attack his opponent from above or get behind them.
* LightningBruiser
* LivingLegend
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LooksLikeJesus: [[spoiler: He even died similar to him.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* MagneticHero
* MrFanservice
* OlderAndWiser: In ''Vengeance''.
* OnlySaneMan: Is quickly developing into this for the rebels as of ''War of the Damned''.
* PermaStubble
* ReallyGetsAround: Brothels to be exact.
* RebelLeader: ZigZagged. He refused Spartacus' initial offer to become one of his generals, but is still regarded as one of the rebel's best fighters thus giving him some authority. [[spoiler: Finally played straight in the GrandFinale.]]
* RedBaron: The God of the Arena.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: In ''Vengeance''.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: ZigZagged in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: He kidnapped Ilithyia and delivered her to Spartacus so he can kill the wife of his ArchEnemy, just like he did to his, for the sake of "stopping Spartacus' madness". Spartacus refused [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim for the exact same reason]], much to Gannicus' dismay. However, Gannicus joined the rebellion nonetheless, mainly due to what the Romans did to the slaves in Capua and to mend his friendship with Oenomaus.]]
** ScrewYourUltimatum: Overlaps with the above. [[spoiler: Glaber tried persuading him to join his men and ordered Ashur to make sure he (Gannicus) will. He responded by kidnapping Ilithyia and stabbing one of Ashur's men with his Rudus.]]
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Played with in the prequel. ''Gods of the Arena'' is a JustifiedTitle referring to his RedBaron and the people behind the GladiatorGames.
* SecretRelationship: Had a budding one with Melitta.
* SexEqualsLove: With Melitta.
* ShellShockedVeteran: In ''Vengeance''.
* SixthRanger: In ''Vengeance''. He gets promoted to one of Spartacus' (three) [[TheLancer Lancers]] in ''War of the Damned''.
* SmugSuper: At his worst.
* SupportingProtagonist: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* TemptingFate: He just loves to do this.
** From ''Gods of the Arena'' episode 2:
-->'''Melitta:''' "And what happens, brave Gannicus, when presented with circumstance you cannot laugh or fight your way clear of?"
-->'''Gannicus:''' "Well I may have to ''fuck'' my way clear of it!"
** From the GrandFinale::
-->'''Gannicus:''' "[[spoiler: I'm no martyr upon cross.]]"
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Gannicus claims that [[spoiler: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he would have also partaken in massacre led by Crixus of the Roman families if Spartacus hadn't stopped him. Spartacus tells him he wouldn't have done it either way.]]]]

!!Melitta [-(Marisa Ramirez)-]
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->''"Some acts cannot be avoided when stripped of choice or clothes."''

Melitta is the wife of Oenomaus and servant in Batiatus' Ludus.
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* [[spoiler: AccidentalMurder]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Subverted [[spoiler:initially. Lucretia, however, attempted to object when she was forced by Varus, Gaia and Batiatus to have sex with Gannicus and was visibly disgusted once outvoted by the majority.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Oenomaus and Gannicus are a GenderFlip of this trope.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Though it was closed when Gannicus revealed her dead body.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoomedByCanon[=/=]PosthumousCharacter: Oenomaus is a widow in ''Blood and Sand''. [[spoiler: [[AccidentalMurder The series shows why]].]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* HappilyMarried: To Oenomaus until the "Gannicus incident".
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Oenomaus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LatinLover: She is Hispanic.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: To both Gannicus and Oenomaus]]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex
* ModestyBedsheet: She sleeps in the nude.
* NeutralFemale
* SexEqualsLove: With Gannicus.
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: To both Oenomaus and Gannicus.]]
* TeamMom: To the other slave girls.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Apparently, this is a requirement if you're Lucretia's body slave.
* YourCheatingHeart

!!Diona [-(Jessica Grace Smith)-]

->''"I pray that the next man I am forced to lie with will take my life."''

Diona is one of many slaves who serve Batiatus and Lucretia. She is a close friend of Naevia.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Subverted. She is actually pretty sweet. [[spoiler: Double Subverted after she was raped.]]
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenBird
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GreenEyes
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Naevia. [[spoiler: At least until she left.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex
* NeutralFemale
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]: ''Repeatedly.''
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Naevia.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Naevia.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]
* WomanInWhite
* [[spoiler: YankTheDogsChain]]

!!Doctore Ulpius [-(TemueraMorrison)-]
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->''"Hubris: a fine quality, often possessed by cunts who perish from it."''

Ulpius was the Doctore of Batiatus' ludus before the title was passed on to Oenomaus. He is said to have held the position even during the time of Titus Batiatus.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassInCharge
** BadassTeacher
** RetiredBadass
* BaldOfAwesome
* BrutalHonesty
* CoolTeacher
* DaChief
* DoomedByCanon: Oenomaus ''is'' Doctore in ''Blood and Sand'', after all. [[spoiler: [[KlingonPromotion The series shows why]].]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Much more compared to Oenomaus.
* AFatherToHisMen
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars
** CoveredWithScars
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* GrumpyOldMan
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MightyGlacier
* TheObiWan
* OldMaster
* SeriousBusiness
* SoProudOfYou: His " I have taught you well!" speech to Oenomaus is a very dark take of this trope.
* SternTeacher
* [[spoiler: [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Gladiator]]]]
* TeamDad
* TrainingFromHell
* UndyingLoyalty: To the elder Batiatus.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* WhipItGood

!!Dagan [-(Shane Rangi)-]

->''"Soon you join, cunt!"''

Dagan is a Syrian slave and gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
** [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass]]
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* BreakupBreakout: Is becoming this in his duo with Ashur. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, Ashur doesn't take being the LesserStar well.]]
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler:DeathByDisfigurement]]
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: After Ashur stabs him, he gave him a headbutt before succumbing to his wounds.]]
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* FunnyForeigner
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* TheUnintelligible: [[spoiler: He later learned to speak common tongue.]]

!!Auctus [-(Josef Brown)-]
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->''"[[TheLancer You]] [[ArcWords are to die, at the end of my spear.]]"''

Auctus is a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus and former lover of Barca.
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* BadassGay
* BladeOnAStick
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]: "Barca, has thaught you well..."
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* HardGay
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ManlyGay
* PetTheDog
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* YaoiGuys: With Barca.

[[/folder]]
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[[folder: Introduced in Vengeance]]

!!Nasir [-(Pana Hema Taylor)-]
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->''"Strike Jupiter and the Cilician from mind. I would have them of no concern to the one that holds my heart."''

Nasir is a young Syrian slave who is freed by Spartacus' rebellion. During the rebellion, he goes on to become the lover of Agron.
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* ActionSurvivor: At first.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGay
** TookALevelInBadass: Despite admitting that he's not a natural warrior, Nasir doesn't hesitate to learn how to fight or protect himself. By ''War of the Damned'', he's become quite the capable fighter and strategist.
* BattleCouple: With Agron.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Inverted, he lives happily ever after with Agron while almost everybody other character of note dies.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: To Agron.
* CanonForeigner
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: Goes on to live his life peacefully with Agron, his lover.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Due to his slight stature, Nasir is nicknamed "little man" by many of the other rebels and gladiators. He is ''not'' amused.
-->'''Nasir:''' You suffer no wound?
-->'''Agron:''' The gods favor me, little man.
-->'''Nasir:''' Call me that again, and they shall turn from you.
* {{Expy}}: To Pietros. He's basically a characterization of what the latter could have been if he had learned to fight.
* FragileSpeedster: Nasir is much slighter than the other rebels, both in height and weight. As a direct result of this, he's been trained by Lugo to rely on quick reflexes and natural speed to fight effectively alongside the gladiators.
* GayBestFriend: To Chadara. Later to Naevia as well. [[spoiler: Despite her PTSD after enduring repeated rape and her initial discomfort with being touched even by her beloved Crixus, Naevia is frequently shown hanging around with Nasir]].
* GenreSavvy
* GoodCounterpart: To Ashur. Lampshaded by Crixus and Agron in his first episodes.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: And he succeeded excellently.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MadeASlave
* ThatManIsDead: When he was a slave, he was named "Tiberius" by his dominus. When he becomes a rebel, he says to address him by his birth name, "Nasir".
* TheNapoleon
* NearDeathExperience: During the [[spoiler: Naevia]] RescueArc.
* NiceGuy: In ''War of the Damned''.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Chadara.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the second season.
* TheSmartGuy
* StraightGay
* TagAlongKid
* TookALevelInKindness: First appeared as an angry young man who even attempted to kill Spartacus.
* WeaponOfChoice: BladeOnAStick.
* YaoiGuys: With Agron.

!!Lucius Caelius [-(Peter [=McCauley=])-]
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->''"The Gods finally fuck me to the afterlife... care to join me?"''

Lucius Caelius of the Caelian clan. His family was struck down through the proscription program implemented by Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a prominent Roman politician who achieved consulship in 88 BCE and ruled as Rome's dictator for three years until he retired.
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* TheAlcoholic: In his introduction.
* ArcherArchetype: His preferred fighting style.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassTeacher: To Mira.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GuileHero
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: He is Roman.
** BoomerangBigot: Has a fanatical hatred of Romans.
* JadedWashout
* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* LongRangeFighter: A textbook example compared to Mira.
* TheObiWan: To Mira. [[spoiler: She died two episodes later after his death, though.]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking
* TeamDad
* YouShallNotPass: Holds off the Egyptian and the other Romans. [[spoiler: Then the Egyptian just cuts his head off]].

!!Chadara [-(Bonnie Sveen)-]
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->''"Freedom is not without cost. I pay with the only coin I have. As do you."''

Chadara is one of the many slaves that Spartacus and his men have freed. She is unsure of her place among the freed men and women, and attempts to secure a higher position (and protection) by using her body.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* [[spoiler:BloodFromTheMouth: Justified as she was shot through the throat.]]
* CanonForeigner
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MsFanservice
* MyGirlIsASlut
* NeutralFemale
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Nasir.
* ReallyGetsAround: Mira eventually gets sick of it, and tells her to "Seize your destiny with your hands, not by spreading your legs." [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she takes this to mean betray the rebellion.]]
* [[spoiler:RewardedAsATraitorDeserves]]
* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Was attempting this before Mira killed her.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the second season.
* SexEqualsLove
* SexIsLiberation
* ShipperOnDeck: A Nagron supporter.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: She was ''literally'' at the receiving end of this.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity
* TheVamp

!!Saxa [-(Ellen Hollman)-]
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->''"I again find myself...in your arms."''

Saxa is one of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship in Neapolis who become rebels under Spartacus' command.
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* ActionGirl
* AllWomenAreLustful
* AmazonianBeauty
* AnythingThatMoves[=/=]BiTheWay: She certainly likes men, but gives Mira a kiss (on the lips) in victory. In ''War of the Damned'', she has a foursome with Gannicus and two other women at the start of season. At the end of the season, Belesa (the woman she gropes and kisses in "Decimation") is implied to be her lover.
* {{Badass}}: ''The'' most competent ActionGirl in the entire series.
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleCouple: With whoever she's with, currently Gannicus.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Sibyl's Betty for Gannicus.
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* ClingyJealousGirl: Double Subverted.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dies in Gannicus' arms. It's even referenced in her FamousLastWords]].
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DualWielding: [[KnifeNut Knives]], to be exact. According to WordOfGod, those are the Egyptian's knives.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: To Gannicus: "I once again find myself in your arms"]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot
* GratuitousGerman
* HotBlooded
* HulkSpeak: Once she learns "proper tongue".
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnifeNut
* LargeHam
* LightningBruiser: She can go toe-to-toe against the male fighters (rebels and Romans alike} and can defeat most of them with ease.
* MadeASlave
* MsFanservice: Played straight as of ''War of the Damned'', where she's featured in the season's first sex scene, along with Gannicus.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* PurpleIsPowerful: In ''War of the Damned''.
* ReallyGetsAround
* TheRival: With Sybil, for Gannicus.
* ShipTease: With Gannicus.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: After being stabbed in the stomach, she manages to kill the Roman who did it.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female among the rescued German slaves and the only German female in the show in general.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: She doesn't particularly like Mira. Mira is willing to work with her though.
* WeaponOfChoice: KnifeNut. Upgrades to the Egyptian's daggers in War of The Damned.
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]

!!Lugo [-(Barry Duffiel)-]
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->''"The man who kill Sedullus... is great warrior! And Lugo follow!"''

Lugo is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He later becomes a strong rebel warrior under Spartacus' command.
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* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Manages to kill multiple Romans ''while'' on fire and ultimately screaming ''Fuck your mothers'' to the Romans before dying.]]
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: Is set on fire by a catapult shot, and ''keeps fighting.'' For a little while, anyway]].
** [[spoiler: ManOnFire]]
* MadeASlave
* MightyGlacier
* ThirdPersonPerson
* WeaponOfChoice: DropTheHammer.
* YouNoTakeCandle
* YourMom: To the Romans: "Fuck your mothers."
** [[spoiler:FamousLastWords]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Nasir.


!!Donar [-(Heath Jones)-]
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->''"You had me at whores."''

Donar is a former gladiator from Batiatus' Ludus. He escapes with Spartacus following the revolt, and becomes one of the top warriors among the rebellion's ranks.
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* AnAxeToGrind. A hatchet in ''Vengeance'', upgrades to a BIGGER ONE in ''War of The Damned.''
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Donar is an alternate name for ''Thor''.
* {{Badass}}: Despite being injured a lot, dominates Caesar for most of their fight.
** BadassBeard
* BaldOfAwesome
* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled:]] [[spoiler: Takes his own life to deny Caesar the glory of killing him.]]
* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot: Posthumous.]]
* DentedIron: During his fight with [[spoiler: Ceasar, it's suggested he would have won if not for the wounds he had recieved the previous day.]]
* DeadpanSnarker. Many of of the things he says
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: See BetterToDieThanBeKilled.]]
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt:]] Lampshades it, saying [[spoiler: his own death would be of lesser note than Gannicus', when he chooses to stay behind with Gannicus to buy the rebels time to escape.]]
* MightyGlacier: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* [[NumberTwo Number Three]]: In the beginning of ''Vengeance'' he seems to be Spartacus' third in command, after Agron. By the time of ''War of the Damned'', he may be a high ranking soldier but isn't a general.
* RememberTheNewGuy: One of the many gladiators of Batiatus that was only seen and introduced in ''Vengeance''.

!!Nemetes [-(Ditch Davey)-]
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->''"You mistake intent. I do not offer charity, I offer exchange. Bread, for whatever coin you may know of yet undiscovered."''

Nemetes is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He becomes a prominent but restless rebel under Spartacus' command.
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* AintTooProudToBeg
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard: Until it becomes a BeardOfEvil.
* BattleCouple: With Saxa, until his KickTheDog (see below) actions in ''Vengeance'' cause her to dump him in disgust.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DirtyCoward
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GlassCannon
* GratuitousGerman
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His idea of getting Caesar to prove his loyalty is demanding that he rape and torture a Roman prisoner.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: Gets [[spoiler:Mira]] killed, and then blames [[NeverMyFault Spartacus]] for it. It earns him a savage beating.
** See IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LeeroyJenkins: It gets [[spoiler:Mira]] killed.
* MadeASlave
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* [[spoiler:RewardedAsATraitorDeserves:]].
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* SmugSnake
* TokenEvilTeammate: Represents everything that's evil in the rebel forces.
* TookALevelInJerkass
* [[spoiler: UngratefulBastard]]

!!Sedullus [-(Conan Stevens)-]

->''"Spill more Roman blood? Cock hardens at the fucking thought!"''

Sedullus is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He serves as the alpha male of his Germanic brethren.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* TheGiant
* GratuitousGerman
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LargeAndInCharge
* MadeASlave
* MightyGlacier: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* [[spoiler: TeamKiller: Fortunately averted.]]
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate]]: Ultimately, which is very unfortunate.
* [[spoiler: UngratefulBastard]]
* TheUnintelligible
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* [[spoiler: WouldHitAGirl]]

[[/folder]]
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[[folder: Introduced in War of the Damned]]

!!Sibyl [-(Gwendoline Taylor)-]
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->''"There is no life absent your touch."''

Sibyl is a young and beautiful Greek slave, rescued from Roman enslavement by Gannicus and the rebels in ''War of the Damned''. Now free, she wants a glimpse of affection from her savior.
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* [[spoiler: ActionSurvivor: Tried being one against Heracleo.]]
* BeautifulSlaveGirl
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty for Saxa's Veronica for Gannicus.
* BillingDisplacement
* CanonForeigner
* ChainPain: Uses a pair of shackles as a weapon against [[spoiler: Heracleo]], though is quickly disarmed.
* {{Chaste Hero}}ine: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted as she has sex with Gannicus.]]
* TheChick
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoggedNiceGirl
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving slaves.]]
* FanservicePack
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple[=/=]TrueBlueFemininity: Her outfit has an overlapping blue and violet scheme.
* TheHeart: Particularly for Gannicus. He later comments she saved him, and ultimately it's indicated he's fighting for her.
* LastGirlWins: Subverted. [[spoiler:She is Gannicus' final, and perhaps true, love; but he ultimately dies.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Gannicus.
* NeutralFemale
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RescueRomance: Fell in love with Gannicus after he rescued her from her Laurus.
* TheRival: With Saxa, for Gannicus.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Involving Gannicus in episode 6.
* ShrinkingViolet
* StalkingIsLove
* TeamMom: It's suggested that she was one to her fellow slaves, but it isn't shown.

!!Castus [-(Blessing Mokgohloa)-]
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->''"Would that I had been you for but a day."''

Castus is a Numidian pirate and the right-hand man of Heracleo. He later joins the rebellion after his allies' betrayal.
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* BadassBaritone
* BadassesWearBandanas
* BiTheWay
* BladeOnAStick
* BorrowedCatchphrase: While watching Nasir fight in make-shift arena, he borrow's Agron's "fuck the gods".
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* TheCharmer
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: The historical Castus died alongside Gannicus in the Third Servile War. Here, he's the second named character to die in the FinalBattle.]]
* DemotedToExtra: His role is given to Agron in the series.
** InNameOnly
* DecompositeCharacter: He only shares [[InNameOnly the name]] [[spoiler: and fate]] of the historical Castus, while Agron received the rest of the characterizations.
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DoomedByCanon
* GlassCannon: Justified as he is not [[WalkingShirtlessScene wearing any body protection.]]
* GuiltByCoincidence
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalInJoke: In relation to being DemotedToExtra in favor of Agron, their entire interactions was played a lot by the show runners.
** [[spoiler: FamousLastWords: His last words to Agron are, "Would that I could have been you for but a day...", though it's in reference to his love for Nasir.]]
** TheRival: Especially involving [[LoveTriangle Nasir]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]].
* NiceGuy
* NumberTwo: To Heracleo.
* {{Pirate}}
* RaceLift
* RedemptionQuest
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* ReformedButRejected
* SixthRanger
* SmugSmiler
* TokenGoodTeammate: To the pirates.

!!Diotimos [-(Kelson Henderson)-]

->''"No. Yet absent fucking plan to be clothed or fed we must take matters into our own hands. Or risk early grave waiting for the Bringer of Fucking Rain to bless us with much needed shower."''

Diotimos is a former slave of Laurus who escaped and became a rebel in Spartacus' army.
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* ActionSurvivor
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* RightInFrontOfMe: He openly tells Spartacus that living conditions among the rebels were horrible. He didn't ''know'' he was talking to Spartacus and the latter taught he was just speaking with BrutalHonesty.
* TeamDad: It's suggested by Sibyl that he was one to both her and Laurus' other slaves.

!!Attius [-(Cohen Holloway)-]

->''"I drained six cups and found myself in a heated argument with an imaginary cat!"''

Attius is a Roman and a blacksmith in Sinuessa en Valle. He is a friend of Gannicus, whom he met when the latter gained his freedom.
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* ActionSurvivor
* TheBlacksmith
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: Averted, but doesn't help him against an insane Naevia.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: His [[WhatTheHellHero vocal disapproval of the rebel's treatment of their captives]] is part of what makes Naevia suspicious of him. That, and just being Roman.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Helps anyone who pays him enough, later reluctantly joins the rebellion since his helping Spartacus would mean he'd be executed for treason.
* ReluctantWarrior
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SixthRanger
* WhatTheHellHero: He calls the rebels out on their mistreatment of Roman civilians.
* WouldHitAGirl: Justified.

!! Heracleo [-(Vince Colisimo)-]
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->''"Did I not fucking warn you about my reach?! Ha!"''

Heracleo is the leader of a band of Cilician Pirates.
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* AdaptationExpansion[=/=]NamedByTheAdaptation: The historical Spartacus allied with [[spoiler: and was betrayed/abandoned by]] pirates, and Heracleo most definitely represents them.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: All the slaves warn Spartacus against trusting him citing his profession of a ''pirate''. [[spoiler: Turns out that he can be trusted after all as he helps Spartacus beat the Romans in a skirmish. But then he betrays the Rebels after the Romans offer more coin.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: The show's [[ArtisticLicenseHistory artistic license]] changes the sequence of events, placing his involvement earlier in the war than is historically accurate.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EnemyMine: Sides with Spartacus against the Romans. [[spoiler: Till some time at least.]]
* TheHedonist
* {{Jerkass}}
** [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfJerk]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheLeader: Of the pirates.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: But is then properly killed.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he tells Gannicus that he cannot fight without risking the life of his woman (Sibyl), only for Gannicus to reply "She is not my woman."]].
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: [[spoiler: Double Subverted.]]
* {{Pirate}}
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Actually a SixthRangerTraitor.]]
* StoneWall: Has [[IncrediblyLamePun decent]] offensive skills, but his defense and counter-attacks are his real strong points.
* TokenEvilTeammate: ZigZagged.
* WouldHitAGirl

!!Sanus [-(Ray Anthony Parker)-]

->''"I saw it with my own fucking eyes in the heat of battle blood and brains, thick to the knee and Gannicus in the middle of it all strips to his fucking cock! Bellowing to the Romans to kneel before him and receive golden tribute!"''

Sanus is a Cilician rebel who is both a friend and admirer of Gannicus.
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* {{Acrofatic}}
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: For Gannicus.
* BigFun
* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* DualWielding
** AnAxeToGrind
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler:KilledOffScreen]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* MightyGlacier
* RememberTheNewGuy
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!! Belesa [-(Luna Rioumina )-]
->''"Do not fall to the Romans, you wild cunt."''

A Thracian slave girl first appearing in "Decimation", eventually becoming Saxa's lover.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: A common trait for Thracian women.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She is attracted to Saxa for sure, but she also looked at Gannicus in a very flirtacious manner.
* BitCharacter
* [[spoiler:BuryYourGays: Averted]].
* CanonForeigner
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few characters to survive and escape to freedom.]]
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Gannicus certainly enjoyed seeing her and Saxa make out.
* LadyInRed
* MeaningfulName: Belesa means beauty, or pure beauty in Portuguese and Spanish.
* MsFanservice: Like all the other female characters.
* NeutralFemale: Is not a fighter.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is Thracian after all.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Mainly to Saxa.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: When first commanded to show her slave mark, she exposes her breasts to Saxa and Gannicus. Prompting him to quip they were "the most fearsome weapons yet exposed."
[[/folder]]
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'''Antagonists'''

[[folder: Introduced in Blood and Sand]]

!!Quintus Lentulus Batiatus [-(John Hannah)-]
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->''"I see things in men that they themselves have lost, small spark, an ember, I give it breath, tender, until it ignites in the arena."''

Batiatus is a Lanista, a trainer and trader of gladiators. He is head of his family's ludus in Capua, and is Dominus to Spartacus and most of the other gladiators that appear throughout the series. Batiatus is the son of Titus Lentulus Batiatus, and the husband of Lucretia.
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* ActionSurvivor
* AdaptationNameChange: The historical Batiatus was named Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus, not Quintus.
* AffablyEvil: As long as you don't screw with him, he is genuinely polite and oftentimes even kind. Betray him, however...
* BadassNormal: Is able to hold off a few gladiators until Spartacus arrives. He's not lacking in bravery or balls.
* BadBoss: In actuality. Though he likes to pretend he's a BenevolentBoss, and acts accordingly when it suits him.
* BigBad: Of Season 1.
* BerserkButton: When he's looked down upon due to his heritage.
* CatchPhrase: "Jupiter's cock!" might as well be his.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Especially how he deals with Solonius]]
* ChewingTheScenery: As often as he possibly can. And it's delicious.
* ConsummateLiar
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loves his wife Lucretia. [[spoiler:When Spartacus stops Batiatus from going to a wounded Lucretia, he throws the same words that Batiatus used on him to get him to fight in the arena, and rather than be a coward, [[VillainousValor Batiatus bravely but futilely attacks Spartacus to get to Lucretia]].]]
* EvilIsHammy
* FamilyBusiness
* FinaglesLaw: And he repeatedly lampshades it.
-->'''Batiatus:''' "Once again the gods spread the cheeks and ram cock in fucking ass..."
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* '''LargeHam''': The largest ham of them all.
* LastNameBasis
* LawOfInverseFertility
* PetTheDog: From time to time.
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler:MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: The entire prequel was Batiatus' dying flashback.]]
* SirSwearsALot: And in a show where virtually ''every'' character makes liberal use of the ClusterFBomb, that's really saying something.
-->'''Batiatus''': "I speak...of being ''fucked''! And I will not, ''not'' be ''fucked'', you fucking fuck, you fucking cock-sucking, you hemorrhoid-sucking fuck, '''you fuck!'''"
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* TragicVillain: While Batiatus by our modern standards is not the most moral of people, one can't help thinking that he would have been less evil if it wasn't for Lucretia either filling his ears with poison or pushing him to elevate his status. His father may have even unintentionally contributed to his increased ruthlessness.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Lucretia. The two have a great marriage and relationship, but despite the love they have for one another they are pretty villainous elsewhere. It can be argued that together they are darker than apart.
* VillainProtagonist: In ''Gods of the Arena'', though one could make a pretty convincing case that he's a NominalHero until the end. His rivals in the gladiator business are ''much'' worse than he is, he's a generous friend to Solonius (until their falling out) and despite planning it for a while, he can't bring himself to [[spoiler:murder his own father to secure his status.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end, [[spoiler:When his life is crashing down on him.]] It is soon followed by...
* VillainousValor: [[spoiler:When Spartacus confronts Batiatus and stands between him and Lucretia, despite knowing he had no chance of victory, he fought anyway in a desperate attempt to reach his wounded wife.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Solonius.
* WouldHurtAChild
* YouCantFightFate: Invoked almost directly.
-->'''Batiatus:''' "A man must accept his fate. Or be destroyed by it."

!!Lucretia [-(LucyLawless)-]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lucretia3-200x300_7128.jpg]]

->''"Quintus always wanted a son. Because of you, we shall have one."''

Lucretia is a Roman woman of moderate standing in the land of Capua and lives with her husband, Batiatus, in the villa above his ludus. Through her husband's (and to an extent her own) schemes, the couple manage to climb quite high on the social scale, only to fall after Spartacus seeks revenge and rebels.
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* [[spoiler: AcheyScars]]
* AllWomenAreLustful
* AndStarring
* AxCrazy: Turns out to be in season 2.
* BerserkButton: Trying to take Crixus away from her.
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil: When she's not a redhead.
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: Since nothing is known about the historical Batiatus.
* CloudCuckoolander: In ''Vengeance'' after she survives the slaughter at her house.
* ConsummateLiar
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
** [[spoiler:DeathByFallingOver]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Genuinely loves her husband and would do anything for him, however her attempts to help Batiatus elevate his status makes him more darker. She also clearly liked Gaia and Melitta, grieving when both are killed even though the latter was a slave.
* EvilRedhead: When she's not a blonde. [[spoiler: The red wig is actually a MementoMacGuffin from her old friend, Gaia.]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* HollywoodHealing: Her recovery from [[spoiler: being stabbed in the womb with a sword by Crixus in an attempt to kill her and their unborn child]] is nothing short of miraculous. Especially since the care she received amounted to [[spoiler: some crude stitching performed by Ashur and she was living in the abandoned ludus under less than sanitary conditions]].
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Ashur made this a point to her when he violated her.
* ImAHumanitarian: After the first SeasonFinale, [[there were numerous dead bodies in the house of Batiatus. By the season two premiere, they were all gone. Lucretia never left the house even after she was healed. Do the math.]]
** This doesn't really work out, since the dead Romans' families would have retrieved the bodies ASAP (traditionalists even believed proper funerary rites were required for the dead to find rest) and Ashur mentions bringing her food, which she doesn't dispute. Lucretia probably escaped notice because she had no family, and therefore no one was looking for her.
* IcyBlueEyes: The cold, calculating type.
* KaleidoscopeHair: She rotates between her natural hair color and various colored wigs. Later we find out she wears them to honor her old friend Gaia, whose wigs they originally were.
** BlondBrunetteRedhead
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LadyInRed: Her most common attire.
* LadyMacbeth
* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler: She did get pregnant. But the father [[OffingTheOffspring stabbed her to the womb, killing the child]].]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: A lot of Lucretia's actions are motivated by her love for Batiatus and her desire to help him achieve his dreams.
** A telling example from ''Gods of the Arena'' is when it turns out [[spoiler:she was the one that poisoned Batiatus' father, because he didn't value him enough.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: To the core.
* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity]]
* TheOphelia: In ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: Or so it seems.]]
* PoisonousFriend
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Gaia. And we mean ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot romantic]]''.
* SanitySlippage: Revealed at the end of ''Vengeance'' to be quite mad.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: One could be forgiven for believing that the only reason she wears clothes ever is because fashion is a sign of wealth.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TheUnfettered
* TragicKeepsake: Her wigs turn out to be this. In ''Gods of the Arena'', we learn that the colored wigs Lucretia rotates between originally belonged to her friend Gaia, [[spoiler: who died a violent death in Lucretia's home]]. She wears them in honor of her memory. In ''Vengeance'' she doesn't wear them anymore because she lost her memory, [[spoiler: but is later forced to wear the red wig by Ashur, as a sign of his command over her. When Lucretia liberates herself from Ashur's influence, she throws the wig over the same cliff Gaia's body was thrown.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: With Batiatus, see above.
* [[spoiler: WidowWoman]]
* WomanScorned
* WouldHurtAChild: In her defense, she thinks she's doing [[spoiler: Illithyia's baby]] a favor.
* YourCheatingHeart: It should be noted though that Batiatus doesn't care, because her dalliance with Crixus makes her happy, and that's all he cares about.

!!Ashur [-(Nick E. Tarabay)-]
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->''"Whatever you need, Ashur provides."''

Ashur is an ex-gladiator in Batiatus' ludus and due to a conflict with Crixus prior to ''Blood and Sand'', he was crippled and forced to wear a brace on his right leg. Since then, he became Batiatus' errand boy, accompanying him into the city to aid in transactions or sometimes going alone for more private business. When Batiatus is killed, Ashur seeks out Glaber as a new patron to further his own desires. Using his years in the ludus, Ashur seeks to become a link between Spartacus and the Romans who are hunting him.
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Ashur uses the biblical metaphor "forbidden fruit" in regards to Naevia. He also fulfills many stereotypes of the GreedyJew, being a duplicitous money-grubber who is physically inferior to the other gladiators. Ashur comes from Syria, and some Syrians were Jews.
* ArchEnemy: To Crixus. Well, he considers Crixus his archenemy. Crixus, while contemptuous of him, doesn't share the feeling.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* {{Badass}}: Calling the guy a dick would be an understatement, just like calling him a skilled warrior would be an understatement.
** BadassBaritone
** HandicappedBadass: Subverted.
* BaldOfEvil: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BeardOfEvil: SUBVERTED. He loses the beard in Episode 6 of ''Vengeance'' [[PowerLimiter and almost instantly becomes MORE evil]].
* BerserkButton: Not getting any credit for all of the dirty work he does. Do not slap or touch his face, either
* CanonForeigner.
* CareerEndingInjury: The reason he resents Crixus so much.
* TheChewToy
* CombatPragmatist: He's just not skilled enough to win fighting honorably. So he doesn't. He will throw dirt in your eyes, ''remove'' your eye, use surprise attacks, concealed weapons, and any other dirty trick he can to walk away from a fight alive.
** Subverted minorly in ''Vengeance'', outside of a single dirty tactic, he managed to more than hold his own against Glaber's men.
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Once he regains good favor, he is quick to [[RapeAsDrama repay Lucretia for past insults.]]]]
* TheDragon: To Glaber in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: After killing his original Dragon.]]
* DirtyCoward: In Season 1.
* DudeWheresMyRespect[=/=][[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Ashur]]: His main motivation. At first.
* EvilCripple
** GeniusCripple: Though his leg eventually heals.
* EvilGenius: Served as this for Batiatus; his cunning was crucial to Batiatus' plans.
* EvilGloating: On occasion, [[spoiler: and doing it once too often leads to his well-deserved death]]. You'd think such a savvy character would know better.
* EvilIsPetty: He enjoys nothing more than seeing his betters robbed of what they love most or exacting DisproportionateRetribution for perceived slights against him.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has nasty burn scars on his left shoulder from where he got tossed out of a ring of fire by Crixus.
* GoodWithNumbers: To the point that Batiatus appoints him his accountant.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important Beard Shave]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Gets exactly what he deserves. While fighting Naevia, who he has raped before, he gets too cocky. Naevia castrates him and then cuts his head off.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KlingonPromotion]]: How he becomes [[spoiler: TheDragon to Glaber.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Even when he was a gladiator, he usually had to resort to trickery to win.
* [[spoiler:MaritalRapeLicense]]
* MinoredInAssKicking
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:His speech to Doctore in the first season finale.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The other gladiators tend not to take him too seriously. This is a mistake.
** ''Gods of the Arena'' shows that while he desired to be a gladiator, he was not a very good one. He eventually won matches in the arena, but was usually outclassed and had to resort to trickery to win. The other gladiators apparently remembered that he wasn't a good fighter, and forgot that he was ''very'' good at killing people with deception.
** Though even as a cripple, he managed to hold his own in a fist fight with Varro.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Driven home in ''Vengeance''. While he's outmatched by other gladiators in previous series, he's still much tougher than your average soldier. He takes on a squad of Glaber's men to prove a point and ends up beating four of them to near-death.
* TheQuisling: In ''Vengeance''.
* TheReliableOne: Evil version.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SevenDeadlySins: [[DrivenByEnvy He]] [[{{Revenge}} possess]] [[SmugSnake every]] [[GlorySeeker single]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sin]] [[KlingonPromotion available]] but [[TheReliableOne sloth]].
* SmugSnake
* StoneWall: Even after he TookALevelInBadass, his offensive skills are still relatively weak compared to the rebels to qualify as a JackOfAllStats. However, his endurance and toughness makes up for it.
* TeamKiller
* TookALevelInBadass: A pretty big one as of ''Vengeance''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Again, in ''Vengeance''.
* TragicDream: Being a gladiator.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tends to refer to himself this way.
* TheUnfettered

!!Ilithyia [-(Viva Bianca)-]
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->''"They are like something out of a fever dream. I mean, what if they went insane all at once, clamoring for blood?!"''

Ilithyia is a wealthy Roman woman, the daughter of Senator Albinius, and the wife of Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber. She is close friends with Lucretia, however, their lively relationship is more than meets the eye.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AlphaBitch
* AxCrazy: Dear God. When she's angry, she's utterly terrifying. Just ask [[spoiler:Licinia.]]
* BeautyMark
* BackHandedCompliment: An absolute master of these.
* BerserkButton: Do not. Laugh. At Ilithyia. With her, sure. NEVER AT HER.
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: It's subtle compared to the usual examples in the show, though.]]
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: Since nothing is know about the historical Glaber.
* DaddysGirl
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: DyingAlone]]
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FemmeFatale
* HotMom: She's pregnant in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: Spartacus is the father due to the cruel BedTrick in season 1.]]
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Her breasts have more influence over politics than her husband does.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: If her BerserkButton is any indication.
* {{Jerkass}}: "Seal the fucking doors!"
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LadyMacbeth
* ManipulativeBitch: Made worse by the fact that she's incredibly shallow about who and what she wants, and so the goal she's manipulating people towards changes frequently.
* MsFanservice: She's naked ''a lot''.
* NakedInMink: In the pilot episode.
* NightmareFetishist
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her most well-known outfit.
* PregnantBadass: In ''Vengeance'', much to [[spoiler: Seppia]]'s misfortune.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In episode 3, the fastest one to receive this.
* RichBitch
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl
* StatuesqueStunner
* [[spoiler:TraumaticCSection]]
* UnholyMatrimony: While their relationship is rocky during ''Vengeance'', in the episode "Monster" they are definitely back to this.
-->'''Glaber''': We cannot be what we were.
-->'''Ilithyia''': Then let us be what we are. We have done terrible things to each other. I would see such venom turned outward, to those truly deserving of it- Seppia. The Senate. And the man they dispatch to steal your glory.
-->'''Glaber''': You would move against Varinius?
-->'''Ilithyia''': We are both monsters, Gaius. Let us be so together- and seize the fucking heavens!
** After which, to stress the point, they have sex covered in the blood [[spoiler: of Seppia, whose corpse is still floating in the pool next to them.]]
* TheVamp: In a scheme to rob Spartacus of his best friend.
* WomanScorned: Poor Seppia.
* YourCheatingHeart: She wanted to sleep with Crixus [[spoiler: and ended up with Spartacus]], and probably slept with both Numerius and Segovax as well. Also made a play to have her father dissolve her marriage to Glaber and remarry her to Varinius. She made it very clear to Varinius what was in it for him.

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!!Gaius Claudius Glaber [-(Craig Parker)-]
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->''"The shadow of Rome is vast, and you, Thracian, will die under it."''

Glaber is a Roman commander awarded the title of Legatus, and later Praetor. He is married to Senator Albinius's favored daughter, Ilithyia, who both supports her husband's actions politically and emotionally, by personally seeing to it that Glaber's greatest enemy, Spartacus, suffers as much pain as possible. Glaber serves as the main antagonist for the second season of Spartacus, and in the first season is a personal antagonist for Spartacus himself as Glaber enslaved both him and his wife Sura.
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* AdaptationExpansion
* ArchEnemy: To Spartacus. Interestingly, he doesn't see Spartacus the same way until he starts projecting all his problems onto the man.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}: For all his shortcomings, and they are ''many'', he's proven that he has some serious chops when it comes to combat, holding his own in a brief sword fight with Spartacus and dodging a spear that would have gone straight through his skull.
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge: Downplayed.
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
* BiggerBad: In Season 1.
** BigBad: In Season 2 ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: ''Brutally'' justified.]]
* ButNotTooWhite: Has an absolutely perfect, utterly uniform tan on his ''entire'' body. How exactly he accomplished this given that he wears armor most of the time is a complete mystery.
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Tells Spartacus that his death will only mean legions will come to hunt and kill Spartacus. Spartacus's response is to put a sword through his mouth.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Crassus was still to come.
* DoomedByCanon
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Vengeance'' he learns that despite his rank and armies, he is not respected or liked by the Senate. Ilithyia's father in particular doesn't like him.
** Thing is, whereas with Batiatus and Ashur we see they are cunning and resourceful enough to be deserving some of the respect they're denied, with Glaber, it really comes as no surprise he's thought of as a joke.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he is creeped out when he realizes Seppius [[BrotherSisterIncest is in love with his sister Seppia.]]
** He also holds disdain or disgust for Cossitius. Whether this because of Cossitius' fondness for rape, or some more personal reason is unknown.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Defied.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems like a nice enough guy in the pilot episode...for about 10 minutes.
* TheFool
* GeneralRipper
* GlassCannon
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: To the mouth.]]
* IncomingHam
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* KickTheDog: Take your pick. When he taunts Spartacus over his wife's likely multiple rapes as a slave? Or when he strikes his wife and leaves her to the mercy of [[PoisonousFriend Lucretia and Batiatus.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam: In ''Vengeance''. It's like he's trying to make up for the lack of Batiatus.
* LastNameBasis
* MrFanservice: Is very well-built, tanned and completely shaved. He is shown naked several times, complete with MaleFrontalNudity.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''Vengeance''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Aside from his involvement in the Third Servile War (the offical name for Spartacus' rebellion) almost nothing is known about the historical Glaber. Despite rising to the rank of Praetor, he was an ultimately insignificant politician, and historians cite him being dispatched against the rebels as a sign of how little Rome thought of Spartacus. Even his death is unrecorded; while it's mentioned his force was destroyed at Vesuvius, Glaber himself simply drops out of the historical record. Aside from giving him a personal connection to Spartacus, the show's portrayal of Glaber matches up with this pretty well; see DudeWheresMyRespect, above.
* SmugSnake
* UnholyMatrimony: With Ilithyia, see above.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Him pulling this on Ashur is only narrowly subverted.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
* YourCheatingHeart: By the time his marriage with Ilithyia was on the rocks, he begins sleeping with [[spoiler: Seppia]].

!!Albinius [-(Kevin J. Wilson)-]
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->''"You brought the Thracian to Roman soil Gaius. You granted patronage to that grinning shit Batiatus a breath before his house fell to massacre."''

Albinius is a Roman Senator and father of Ilithyia. He plays a minor role throughout the series, although his role increases in ''Vengeance''.
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* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead: In ''Vengeance''.]]
* CanonForeigner
* CorruptPolitician: Clearly wields a lot of influence in the Senate, and uses it in the grand tradition of Roman patronage to advance those he personally favors (e.g. Varinius) and cut down those he does not (e.g. Glaber).
* DirtyOldMan
* EntitledBastard: In ''Vengeance'', [[spoiler: he asked Glaber for help after he was pinned by the debris of the collapsing arena. Prior to this, he insulted and mocked Glaber ''numerous times''. Glaber's response?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Glaber:''' "[[TheDogBitesBack I'm not stupid as you and your daughter think I am]]! (Cue OhCrap)]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* PutOnABus: After the pilot episode.
** TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Marcus Decius Solonius [-(Craig Walsh-Wrightson)-]
[[quoteright:170:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sm_1506275_3088.jpg]]

->''"You take the wrong life. Your master Batiatus, is the villain."''

Marcus Decius Solonius is a Lanista of Capua and is Batiatus' nemesis and chief rival.
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* BadassGrandpa: He is incredibly ripped, [[spoiler: and puts up a good fight against Spartacus.]]
* [[spoiler: BadassNormal]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CondemnedContestant]]
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DirtyOldMan
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LastNameBasis
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* SilverFox
* SmugSnake
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Batiatus.

!!Licinia [-(Brooke Harman)-]
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->''"I would lay eyes upon a real gladiator. Bring Spartacus up."''

Licinia is an upper-class Roman, married without kids, cousin to the wealthy Marcus Crassus, and a close friend of Ilithyia.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AlphaBitch
* BlondesAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: And brutally so.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex: She wasn't killed because she had sex with someone. She was killed because she laughed at someone (read: Ilithyia) who was [[BedTrick tricked]] into having sex with someone (read: Spartacus) ''she'' was supposed to have sex with.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: Her hand was chopped off from her corpse in order to blackmail Ilithyia, her murderer. In short she was used as ThePawn even in death.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LawOfInverseFertility
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: ZigZagged. Batiatus showed her (right) hand, but the rest of the body is kept hidden, probably forever.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Laughing at Ilithyia.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity
* UglyGuyHotWife
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: Or whatever little she was wearing.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese

!!Titus Calavius [-(John Bach)-]

->''"You are beneath me, and you always will be, in this life or the next!"''

Calavius is a high-standing Roman Magistrate, husband of Domitia, and proud father of Numerius.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Numerius Calavius [-(Lliam Powell)-]
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->''"Varro? He deserved to die. He was nothing..."''

Numerius is the son of Roman Magistrate Titus Calavius and his wife, Domitia
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first he seems like a nice enough kid, perhaps a little too thrilled by watching people kill each other, but hey, ValuesDissonance, right? He worships the ground Spartacus walks on and treats him with admiration, even though he's a slave, so he can't be all bad. [[spoiler: Then he orders Spartacus to kill Varro, his best friend. Ok, he was manipulated into it by Illythia, just a dumb kid mesmerized by a nice pair of tits, right? Wrong. When confronted about Varro's death by Aurelia, he coldly says that "He was nothing. He deserved to die." However nice this kid might seem, he serves as perhaps the coldest reminder that to the Roman Elite, slaves are nothing but playthings to be discarded on a whim.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Inverted with Spartacus. He idolizes the champion gladiator and Spartacus, in return, was quite fond of him. But after he [[spoiler: ordered Varro's death]], Spartacus has openly expressed his disdain for him.
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* RoyalBrat: His father isn't royalty, but he's damn close.
* TeensAreMonsters
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Aulus [-(Mark Mitchinson)-]

->''"Place foot on me again and find yourself once more a cripple!"''

Aulus is Batiatus' 'handyman', doing whatever errand or dirty work he requests.
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* ActionSurvivor
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* BeardOfEvil
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGunman: He's not just a simple "handyman", he is [[spoiler: the one who spilled the beans to Spartacus regarding Sura's murder, thus kickstarting the GladiatorRevolt.]]
* [[spoiler: DirtyCoward]]
* DirtyOldMan
* TheHedonist
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Killed Sura, by orders of Batiatus.]]
* HotBlooded
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: RewardedAsATraitorDeserves]]
* SmugSnake
* WouldHitAGirl

!!Mecato [-(Greg Ward)-]

->''"How you will stir the crowd!"''

Mercato is a Roman politician and noble of Capua. He is the grandson of Marcus Minucius Rufus, famed conqueror of the Thracians.
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* AffablyEvil
* AntiVillain
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* BaldOfEvil: Downplayed.
* BenevolentBoss
* CanonForeigner: Possibly not. His aforementioned grandfather did exist in real life.
* [[spoiler: DroppedAbridgeOnHim]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* PutOnABus: After episode 7 of ''Blood and Sand''.
** TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.

!!Theokoles [-(Reuben De Jong)-]
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->''"Capua! Shall I begin?"''

Theokoles was a legendary Greek gladiator and was also known as the Shadow of Death.
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* TheAce
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: His origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3qewAh7gE0 as related in the prequel motion comic]], paints him more as one of these.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** RetiredBadass
* TheBrute
* CanonForeigner
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: On both sides in fact.
* DentedIron: By the time Spartacus and Crixus fight him, his body is essentially a mass of scar tissue, and he's been retired for several years. If his fight with Oenomeus in the prequal comic is anything to go by, during his prime he was likely the single most dangerous fighter within series canon.
* DisappearedDad: Had one; supposedly a Spartan soldier.
* TheDreaded
* DualWielding {{BFS}}
* EvilAlbino
* TheGiant
* HeroKiller: He nearly killed Oenomaus and Crixus. In fact, he was the reason the former was forced to retire from fighting.
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* ImplacableMan
* IronicEcho[=/=]BorrowedCatchphrase: "Capua, shall ''I'' begin?"
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LivingLegend
* MightyGlacier: Downplayed. He is fast but his lower body lacks agility. [[LightningBruiser His hand movement and swordplay on the other hand...]]
* NobleDemon: Had Oenomaus dead to rights in their fight before noticing his wife in the crowd. He stopped his assault, offering to let Oenomaus take is sword back up(said sword was sticking out of Theokoles' shoulder at the time) so they could continue on equal footing, only for the match to be declared a draw then and there.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead]]
* OneManArmy: Once killed ''100 opponents at once''.
* OutWithABang: Apparently the first woman he slept with didn't survive the encounter, not out of any malicious intention on Theokoles' part, but rather simply because he didn't know his own strength.
* RedBaron: The Shadow of Death.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TragicMonster
* WifeBasherBasher: In the prequel comic, harming a woman in his presence will get you killed.
* WorthyOpponent: He seemed to consider Oenomaus to be one if the prequel comic is anything to go by. Oenomaus, however, felt nothing but disdain and resentment towards him.

[[/folder]]
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[[folder: Introduced in Gods Of The Arena]]

!!Gaia [-(Jamie Murray)-]
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->''"Gannicus? That Celt with the ridiculously charming smile?"''

Gaia is a recently widowed Roman woman of Capua and close childhood friend of Lucretia.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]].
* BenevolentBoss: ZigZagged.
* BiTheWay
* BlondBrunetteRedhead: She's naturally a [[RavenHairIvorySkin brunette]], but wears blond and red wigs on occasion.
* CanonForeigner
* TheCharmer
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: Tullius killed her by smashing her in the head. The impact [[{{Squick}} caused a hole]] in her head.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* FemmeFatale
* KaleidoscopeHair
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableAlphaBitch: She's no saint, but she ain't ''that'' bad, either. At least compared to Ilithyia and Lucretia.
* ManipulativeBitch
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: The elder Batiatus ordered his men to throw her corpse off the cliff to avoid any form of scandal.]]
* NeutralFemale
* PetTheDog
* ReallyGetsAround
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Lucretia. And we mean ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot romantic]]''.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: For both Lucretia and Batiatus.]]
* WidowWoman

!!Titus Lentulus Batiatus [-(Jeffrey Thomas)-]
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->''"You seek to ply me with honeyed wine? You find my weakness, and I would have it exploited."''

Titus Lentulus Batiatus is the father of Quintus Lentulus Batiatus and Paterfamilias (head) of The House of Batiatus in ''Gods of the Arena''.
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* AdaptationExpansion
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Dad]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]].
* BenevolentBoss: He is shown to be well-loved by his slaves. Oenomaus' flashbacks in ''Vengeance'' also shows this. Of course, this is relative to other bosses who have slaves fight to the death for entertainment and profit. The difference seems to be that he doesn't [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] them or send them to [[AFateWorseThanDeath the mines]] without provocation.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CoolOldGuy: Downplayed.
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: Was ''crawling'' after Lucretia while the poison he has is taking effect.]]
* FamilyBusiness
* TheFettered: In stark contrast to his son.
* FirstNameBasis
* GrumpyOldMan: Downplayed.
* IllBoy: He suffers from an IncurableCoughOfDeath. [[spoiler: It was actually caused by his daughter-in-law.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ALighterShadeOfGray
* NamedByTheAdaptation
* NonActionGuy
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* ThePatriarch
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TeamDad: Even to his slaves.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Batiatus wants his father's approval, but even an old lanista such as Titus can't approve of everything his son has done. Ironically, he threatens to disown Batiatus for one of his few good qualities-- his genuine devotion to Lucretia.

!!Tullius [-(Stephen Lovatt)-]
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->''"Reconsider your answer, or be excluded from the games forever."''

Tullius is a rich merchant and former soldier, and sits among the elite Roman class of Capua.
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* ArchEnemy: To Batiatus.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* BigBad: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BuriedAlive: Though as he was stabbed first, it probably didn't last long.]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* '''{{Jerkass}}'''
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: And pee on them as well.
* MinoredInAssKicking
* RetiredBadass
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He murders a woman just to prove he can.
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* WouldHitAGirl: In fact, he'd kill one.

!!Vetius [-(Gareth Williams)-]

->''"Words fall from your mouth like shit from ass!"''

Vettius is a young lanista in Capua.
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To Tullius.
* [[spoiler: TheExile: Was forced to be this due to his deal with Solonius.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
* TheRival: To Batiatus.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]

!!Quinctilius Varus [-(Peter Feeney)-]

->''"Have him fuck this one and I shall watch."''

Quinctilius Varus is a Roman of high social standing.
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* CanonForeigner
* DepravedHomosexual
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of ''Gods of the Arena''.
* SmugSnake
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

!!Cossutius [-(Jason Hood)-]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cossutius-foto_4237.jpg]]

->''"This world is filled with the grotesque and the divine."''

Cossutius is a Roman of high social standing and a close friend of Varus.
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* AllMenArePerverts
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Somewhat. He apparently recognizes the slave he had raped at her execution, but does not remember her name.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He talks about how purity and ugliness coexist, and proves it by having a dirty and smelly gladiator rape the beautiful [[spoiler: Diona]]. Not content with that, he decides to anally rape her ''at the same time''. This shows about all we need to know about him.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Finally gets to experience "unpleasant penetration"]]
* KarmaHoudini: For ''Gods of the Arena''. [[spoiler: He gets his in ''Vengeance'']].
* NonActionGuy
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: He is shown as an especially disgusting Roman by fondness for rape. Then there's his comment about how none of his slaves are virgins...
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* TortureTechnician: Like most Roman elite. Demonstrates it on the captured Gaul in ''Vengeance''. He chooses to slice off the gladiator's breast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:Was going to take a spear through the mouth (which would have been even ''more'' karmic), but the special effects were too costly. So it was changed to the chest]].

!!Caburus [-(Joel Oliver)-]

->''"Capua!!"''

Caburus is a mighty gladiator and champion of the House of Vettius and later the House of Solonius. he is despised by professional gladiators and lanista because he is purposely matched against smaller and weaker gladiators.
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* AndShowItToYou: His first fight ends with him ripping his opponent's heart out.
* {{Badass}}: Gives both Gannicus and Crixus a run for their money.
* BigBad: Acts as one for the arena.
** TheBrute
* TheBully: His opponents are usually smaller and weaker than him. Though admittedly, he didn't choose them.
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: And holy shit how!]]
* EvilMakesYouUgly: Compared to the good looking gladiators from Batiatus, he has a swollen eye and nasty teeth.
* FinalBoss: The last gladiator standing against the house of Batiatus in the finale.
* TheGiant
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KingMook
* LargeAndInCharge: Second only to Theokoles as the tallest gladiator in the series.
* MightyGlacier
* OneManArmy: The only gladiator of Solonius who defeats many of Batiatus' gladiators.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Executes escaped slaves in the opening of the arena, two of which are women. [[spoiler: One of those two is Diona.]]

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[[folder: Introduced in Vengeance]]

!!Publius Varinius [-(Brett Tucker)-]
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->''"Crassus? Yes, I have dined and bathed with him on many occasions. A man large of coin, small of cock."''

Publius Varinius is a high-ranking Praetor in the Roman Senate. His power and influence rivals Glaber’s own, causing much friction between the two as Varinius seeks to use Spartacus' rebellion as a way to gain favor for himself in the Republic, and knows that catching Spartacus would bring him glory.
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* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChickMagnet
* CompositeCharacter: Possibly. Sources differ on whether there were two Roman generals "Publius" ''and'' "Varinius", or a single "Publius Varinius".
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Historical records indicate that Varinius survived the war, though "was nearly captured".]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DirtyCoward
* HarmlessVillain: Tall, well-built and looks fetching in armor. Largely ineffectual in a fight though, and it is clear that a great deal of his political influence stems from the fact that Albinius likes him.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Although in real life, he didn't fight Spartacus until ''after'' Glaber's defeat.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LastNameBasis
* ManInWhite
* TheRival: To Glaber.
* SixthRanger: To Glaber's squad.
* SmugSnake

!!Seppius [-(Tom Hobbs)-]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/spartacus_seppiusboxart_160w_3805.jpg]]

Seppius is a young Roman noble and older brother of Seppia. In ''Vengeance'', he leads a local militia intent on capturing Spartacus.
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* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: In the night Glaber murders him.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: One sided in his part.
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGun: His bracelet.
* CrazyJealousGuy
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* TheDragon: To Varnius.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought]]
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: He's not really wearing a "shirt", but you get the idea.]]

!!Seppia [-(Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)-]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seppia222-657557755_6553.jpg]]

->''"Is he not handsome and rich...and of means!"''

Seppia is the beautiful younger sister of Seppius, whose youthful innocence hides a much more cunning and devious nature.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* CanonForeigner
* CryCute
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Gets horrified when the Roman Elite are stabbing and murdering a helpless slave ForTheEvulz.
* GenkiGirl
* IncestSubtext: She and Seppius definitely put out a kinky vibe, especially in the scene where they share a mouth-on-mouth kiss.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: Both Varnius and [[spoiler: Glaber]] are more than ten years her senior.
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RichBitch
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: It leads to her death.]]

!!The Egyptian [-(Stephen Dunlevy)-]
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The Egyptian is a mysterious character who works as a member of Ashur's Group.
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* {{Badass}}
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* TheBrute
** TheDragon: To Ashur.
* TheDreaded: But only to the Romans. There's no indication the rebels have even heard of him.
* CanonForeigner
* DualWielding[=/=]KnifeNut
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him The Egyptian]]
* TheGiant
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He slew Oenomaus and Lucius. He nearly killed Crixus as well.]]
* ImplacableMan
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LightningBruiser
* NoNameGiven
* PsychoForHire
* TheStoic
* TheVoiceless

!!Marcus [-(Luke Pegler)-]

Marcus is the Military Tribune of Gaius Claudius Glaber.
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* AttackAttackAttack: Unfortunately for him, RealityEnsues.
* BadassNormal: Gets into not one but two swordfights with Spartacus without being killed instantly.
* BadBoss: By the end of episode 4, you'd be forgiven for thinking that he ''wants'' his men to all get killed.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* DefiantToTheEnd
* TheDragon: Subverted – turns out he's more of a MookLieutenant. He is, however, the only fallen soldier that Glaber actually mourns.
* GeneralFailure: Refuses to change his tactics even after Spartacus slaughters several of his patrols piecemeal.
* GlassCannon
* HonourBeforeReason: After being wounded, he calls out for his last squad of reinforcements. Ashur knows that they won't make any difference, but Marcus seems to think dying to the last man is better than letting Spartacus escape. [[spoiler: Ashur doesn't agree, so he kills him.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* ModernMajorGeneral: Has some clever ideas off the battlefield, but proves to be an utterly inept commander. Perhaps TruthInTelevision, since a lot of Roman commanders ''were'' politicians rather than soldiers.
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Salvius [-(Paul Glover)-]

Salvius is a soldier, and later Tribune, serving under Glaber.
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* ButtMonkey: Him getting beaten up by various characters verges on a RunningJoke. Also, despite being an experienced soldier who handles most of the army logistics and demonstrates UndyingLoyalty to his commander, he gets sidelined by said commander in favor of a SmugSnake slave.
* CanonForeigner
* TheChewToy
* GenreSavvy: When the heroes show up, his usual response is to take cover. Perfectly justified due to his experience in episode 5.
-->'''Salvius:''' "Kill them!" *Charges in and suffers an immediate OneHitKO*
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Kills Mira with a thrown axe, although his intended target was Spartacus. Nevertheless, this still makes him the only Roman to kill a significant member of the rebellion in ''Vengeance''.]]
* InterruptedIntimacy: You've got to admire his poker face when he walks in on [[spoiler: Glaber cheating on his wife with Seppia, to report the kidnapping of said wife no less.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MookLieutenant: Takes over this role after Marcus is killed.
* NotInTheFace: Happens to him repeatedly, first by [[OneHitKO Spartacus]], then by [[UnderestimatingBadassery Ashur]], and then by Spartacus again ([[spoiler: fatally]]) in the finale.
* [[spoiler: NotSoHarmlessVillain]]
* ScarsAreForever: Averted - he bounces back surprisingly well from repeated face-smashings.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: An unusual villainous example, though subverted. Spartacus is fast enough to dodge it, [[spoiler: but Mira (who was behind him) isn't.]]
* VillainousValour: In ''Balance'', he saves Glaber's life from Spartacus, despite being disarmed at the time. He is also the last man standing in Glaber's defence in the finale.
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!!Marcus Lucinius Crassus [-(Simon Merells)-]
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->''"A man's true enemy is doubt, a thing I would not carry into battle against Spartacus."''

Marcus Licinius Crassus is the richest man in Rome and a senator of the Republic. Envied and despised by the highborn among the Senate, he craves the power and respect that defeating Spartacus and his rebel army would bring him.
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* TheAce
* ActionDad
* AffablyEvil: Genuinely nice to his slaves, generally charming and polite but also a scheming politician and a brutal fighter. Is not so much evil as a firm believer of IDidWhatIHadToDo.
* AnimalMotifs: His emblem is [[EverythingsBetterWithCows the bull]].
* AntiHero: Is a Type III/IV at the start. Becomes Type V when [[spoiler: he sacrifices his own troops.]]
* AntiVillain: Type III/Type IV.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The show portrays him as considerably more cunning, competent, and all around more badass than most historians would credit the actual Marcus Crassus, who is generally remembered as a [[GeneralFailure poor general]] (albeit a damn good CorruptCorporateExecutive). Though it's reasonable for the show, after the cunning but physically unintimidating Batiatus, and the militarily powerful but foolish Glaber, to have a truly impressive villain for a change.
* BadBoss: Reconstructed, while he is harsh to his troops, it's to ensure that they fear their commanders more than the enemy and are thus willing to give their all to win a battle.
* BenevolentBoss: He respects and values his slaves, a stark contrast to the other Roman villains.
* BareHandedBladeBlock
* BigBad[=/=]FinalBoss: In ''War of the Damned''.
* BrainyBrunette
* CelebrityResemblance: A RealLife example. Simon Merells looks a lot more like an older version of the historical Caesar than Todd Lasance does.
* ChekhovsGunman: He was mentioned by the Romans a lot during the first two seasons.
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted. The [[BareHandedBladeBlock neat trick]] he displays in S4E1 that allows him to best his gladiator slave and win the fight? Doesn't work against Spartacus.]]
* TheChessmaster
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His rapport with his slaves allows him to think like Spartacus. He also has a champion gladiator train him, so that he is prepared to fight other gladiators.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: While the other members of the Roman senate seem to respect his skills, they blatantly show and voice their dislike for him.
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon: While he can definitely go toe-to-toe against champion-level gladiators, his defensive skills are notably lackluster, especially while on a horse. [[DownplayedTrope He complements this]] by being a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GeniusBruiser.
** Hilarus actually stated this while training him. Crassus later on responded with the latter.
-->'''Hilarus:''' "[[TheAce You are quick of study.]] Yet you are open flank to injury."
-->'''Crasuss:''' "Knowledge and patience. The only counter to (an opponent with) greater skill."
* GoodParents: He is a strict but fair father who tells his son off for making mistakes but rewards him as well. Somewhat subverted in that, while he is well-intentioned, he is way too harsh sometimes.[[note]]By "way too harsh", we mean he forces his son to participate in decimation, knowing there's a one in ten chance his son will die in the process. He justifies this by saying he's treating his son as any other soldier, but even by the standards of the time, decimation was considered a harsh and brutal punishment.[[/note]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Roman historians didn't record what portion of his force Crassus decimated, but the debate between modern historians is whether he decimated the legions that he absorbed from the praetors who failed before he took command, or the ones led by Mummius who attacked without orders and were routed, or ''all'' of his legions. For perspective, the first would put the total at somewhere between eight and nine thousand, and the last forty to fifty thousand, not the paltry fifty men portrayed in the series.
* [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Antihero Upgrade]]: Also this, since the historical Crassus wasn't as competent as the guy we see onscreen. In fact, later historians chew him out for bragging about his role in putting down the servile revolt, an undertaking that wasn't exactly overly respectable by Roman standards (not because of the cruelty involved, but because slaves weren't considered worthy enemies).
* HotDad
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Uses this to justify crucifying Kore. While he understands why she joined the rebels and forgives her for it, too many Romans know that she did for him to spare her.]]
* JokerImmunity
* KnightTemplar: Has shades of this. Thinks he is the hero from his POV and Spartacus the villain and vice versa from Spartacus' POV. He is much more ruthless in disposing off people who serve him no purpose though.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: He doesn't protest Pompey stealing credit for his victory, accepting that Pompey's claim has already been acknowledged by the Senate and that if he supports it they can be allies. This is in contrast to the historical Crassus, who held a long standing grudge against Pompey after the war(which was eventually mediated by Ceasar, incidently), and their term as Co-Consul could best be described as TeethClenchedTeamwork.]]
* LastNameBasis
* TheLeader: Like Spartacus, fits all types sans Type III.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: How he justifies slavery while still recognizing slaves' humanity.
* {{Nepotism}}: Double Subverted.
* NotSoDifferent: Recognizes the similarities between himself and Spartacus. They are both fighting for what they believe in, and see themselves as the hero and the other as the villain.
** [[spoiler: In the finale, its alluded that the two could have been friends in alternate lives. Both had great respect for each other despite despising each other's methods. They were even able to parley peacefully and shake hands at the end.]]
*** [[spoiler: Ultimately defied; when Crassus says he wishes Spartacus had been a Roman, so they may have stood beside each other, Spartacus replies he considers it a blessing that it was not so. Whatever respect these two men may share for one another's intelligence and competence, their ideals are vastly different.]]
* PlayingWithATrope: It's actually a lot easier to count the tropes that he played straight.
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: He and his army did defeat Spartacus' army, but Pompey stole the credit and glory.]]
* TheStrategist
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* {{Ubermensch}}: He fits the description perfectly.
* UnderEstimatingBadassery: He takes Spartacus seriously, to the point of having tunnel vision towards him. He underestimates those who follow him, such as Crixus.[[spoiler: And then subverted.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Spartacus as such, in contrast to [[SmugSnake Batiatus and Glaber]].
* YourCheatingHeart: He hangs out with and sleeps with his slave girl Kore more often than his wife Tertulla.

!!Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [-(Todd Lasance)-]
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->''"Must Julius Fucking Caesar risk life to kill every last rebel himself?"''

Julius Caesar is a young rogue from an esteemed lineage. He will join along side with Marcus Licinius Crassus as the devoted antagonist. His deadly intelligence and leadership will be brought to bear against the rebellion as he begins his ascent towards the all-powerful ruler he will one day become.
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* AdaptationalVillainy
* AdaptationDyeJob: The real life Caesar is/was EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette.
* AntiVillain: Type I. Averted when dealing with the rebels whom he enjoys killing.
* AnythingThatMoves: Which is TruthInTelevision for the real life Caesar.
* AnimalMotifs: Everyone describes him as a [[EverythingsWorseWithWolves wolf]], and it is his emblem.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: Although his peers mock him for it, since a typical Roman is clean-shaven. Also a bit of FridgeBrilliance, since he must have got the moniker of Caesar (latin for "hairy") from somewhere. He trims it down in episode six.
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
** FutureBadass: He is badass now, but based on real life events...
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheChessmaster: Not as much as Crassus but still pretty smart.
* CoDragons: For Crassus, along with Tiberius.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Possibly. His real life counterpart's participation in the Third Servile War is still vague.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Beating up Crassus' henchmen without any real reason.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is truly shocked and mortified when he sees the condition of Nemetes' 'pet'.
** That being said, a few scenes later he instigates the slaughter of dozens of roman prisoners, several women and children among them, in order to instigate infighting among the rebels. While this serves a tactical purpose, that's quite a few people who might have lived otherwise.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* GeniusBruiser: Plans and executes the fall of the Rebel stronghold, damn near without a hitch.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroKiller: He's the ''only'' Roman to defeat major members of the rebellion in anything resembling a fair fight.[[spoiler: He personally killed Naevia and Nemetes, while directly involved in Gannicus and Donar's.]]
* HiddenDepths
* HistoricalDomainCharacter JokerImmunity: Until a mob of Roman senators stab him to death decades later. But let's not go there.
* [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Antihero Upgrade]]: The historical Caesar was not known for his participation in putting down the Servile Revolt, although he ''was'' a protege of Crassus and shared in the triumverate with him and Pompey immediately after the war.
* ImportantHaircut
* JackOfAllStats: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* {{Jerkass}}: To the rebel slaves.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Towards all Romans. Even slaves.
* KickTheDog: Him cleaving the head of a man who fled Sinuessa en Valle, a kill which didn't serve any purpose whatsoever since the guy carried valuable intel and wasn't even a soldier in the first place.
* LastNameBasis
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Anti-Villain]]: Probably a {{Foreshadowing}} of his rise to power.
* ManlyTears: Is utterly sobbing when he [[spoiler: gives a MercyKill to Fabia]].
* TheMole: Pretends to be an escaped slave to infiltrate the rebel force. This explains his unconventional unkempt appearance.
* MrFanservice
* NobleDemon: Cares for all Romans, rich or poor.
* OhCrap: When Kore [[spoiler: kills Tiberius]], Ceasar loses his shit. Likely because he knows that [[spoiler: the rebels would kill him now that the trade is out the window, and that if he some how makes it out alive, Crassus will be furious with him upon is return.]] He calms down when [[spoiler: Kore offers herself up for trade in Tiberius' place, and later acknowledges she had the right to kill him, even defending her to Crassus.]]
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only one of the Roman officers to try to point out to Crassus that running his legions with barely any rest will leave them utterly exhausted when it comes to fighting Spartacus. He's also the only one to try to convince Crassus that leaving Rome to be defended by a single legion against Crixus in order to pursue Spartacus is a terrible idea. For the latter, [[spoiler: he gets held down by two guards as Tiberius rapes him for trying to suggest to him that maybe he should tell Crassus why leaving Rome relatively undefended is a very bad idea, even as Caesar is willing to not tell Crassus that he found out about Tiberius raping Kore to avoid devastating Crassus further]]. Granted, Crassus comes to reason later and pursues Crixus but still.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: Was apparently looking forward to paying Tiberius back for his rape several times over while escorting him back to Crassus' camp from Spartacus. Kore got to him first, however.]]
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: He and his comrades did defeat Spartacus' army, but Pompey stole the credit and glory.]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama: Viciously raped by Tiberius while tied down by two strong guards.]]
* TheRival: To both Tiberius and Gannicus.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SixthRangerTraitor: To Spartacus and his rebels.
* SmugSmiler
* SociopathicSoldier: Appears as this initially, but has HiddenDepths.
* SophisticatedAsHell: During a confrontation with Tiberius, he explains in a decidedly more poetic way at first that there is no way Tiberius could get away with killing him. Why? Because he is "Julius Fucking Caesar!"
* TestosteronePoisoning
* ThirdPersonPerson: Arrogant to begin with, after the ego boost he gets from being celebrated for retaking of Sinuessa he begins to frequently refer to himself in the third person often accompanied with an adjective, i.e. "Honored Caesar", "Mighty Caesar", and perhaps most memorably "Julius Fucking Caesar". [[spoiler: Interestingly, after he is raped by Tiberius he never refers to himself in the third person again.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: He enjoys getting cut as foreplay. The sight thoroughly {{squick}}s Tiberius out. [[spoiler: The resulting wound is actually part of his cover as TheMole, as he claims he cut out his slave brand.]]
* VillainousValour: When leading the Roman surprise attack in episode 5.
* WorthyOpponent: Defied. He actually holds a few members of the rebellion in a certain respect, but not enough to spare them from torturous deaths. None of them return the sentiment; rather, they all despise him for [[spoiler: infiltrating and betraying them]].
* YoungFutureFamousPeople
* YourCheatingHeart: It's mentioned a few times that he's married, though his wife is never seen. He does, however, have sex with several slaves and whores over the course of the season.

!!Tiberius Licinius Crassus [-(Christian Antidormi)-]
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->''"I believe we tower above a slave in all things, no matter what name he bears."''

Tiberius is the son of Marcus Licinius Crassus. He is given the duty of defeating Spartacus and his army along with Crassus, and is using this opportunity to please and gain favor from his father by doing so.
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* AdaptationNameChange: The real Marcus Crassus' oldest son was also named [[OneSteveLimit Marcus Licinius (kinda like a Jr.)]], not Tiberius.
* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight: In a KickTheSonOfABitch kind of way.]]
* AgeLift: His real life counterpart is around 15 by the time of the Third Servile War. To be a soldier, one should be at least 17 years old.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the commander of his father's army, Tiberius shows surprising combat skill and the first Roman soldier in the show to actually kill multiple rebels on his own.
* {{Badass}}: For all his faults, he is a mighty warrior who slays several rebels.
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
* ButtMonkey
* {{Bishounen}}
* ChekhovsGun: His sword is an ArcSymbol in the final season. [[spoiler: Ultimately, it's the weapon used to kill both Crixus and Naevia.]]
* TheChewToy: He is crawling out of it though [[spoiler: with one rape after another.]]
* CoDragons: For his father Crassus along with Julius Caesar.
* CombatPragmatist: To the point of being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Whereas Caesar takes on Agron and Crixus in different episodes and fails to beat them, Tiberius just attacks them while they're distracted.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: He's real life counterpart didn't even participated in the Third Servile War.]]
* [[spoiler:DepravedBisexual: Violently rapes both Kore and Caesar.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FinaglesLaw: Due to the luck of the draw, he is forced to [[spoiler: execute his best friend]].
* FirstNameBasis
* GlassCannon: Good offensive skills, but has pathetic defense. He doesn't use counter-attacks either.
* GlorySeeker: Big time.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Knocks out Agron and kills Crixus in the ''same'' episode (although admittedly both are with surprise blows from behind)]].
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: Until the end.]]
* '''{{Jerkass}}'''
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: Killed from behind by the woman he violently raped.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: He rapes Kore as revenge for his father having his friend Sabinus executed in the decimation.]]
** [[spoiler: He does it again to Julius Caesar to keep him silent after the latter found out.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: ''The Dead and the Dying'' is [[SarcasmMode definitely an entire episode dedicated]] for Tiberius.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralityChain: Sabinus for him.
* OhCrap: The look on his face when he sees he's in a tent with [[spoiler: Spartacus, not Pompey, is priceless]]
* OneSteveLimit: Played with. The reason for his AdaptationNameChange is because he shares his father's full name. On the other hand, Nasir's slave name is Tiberius.
* OutGambitted: It's interesting to ponder how his father might have reacted to his disobedience of orders in ''Men of Honour'' had the plan worked - which it probably would have if it hadn't been for the pirates waiting offshore with a ridiculous arsenal of artillery.
* PetTheDog: While he has a low opinion of slaves, he cares about Kore. [[spoiler: Which makes the KickTheDog above all the more shocking when it happens.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He is notably shorter than the other Roman leaders and not heavily built, but still has one of the most impressive kill tallies of the season.
* [[spoiler:RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil]]
* SpoiledBrat: Thinks his wealth and privilege makes him better than everyone.
** His father is quick to scold him for it, and prove why it's wrong.
* SmugSnake
* TookALevelInJerkass: Took many levels in fact.
* UnknownRival: To Julius Caesar. At first anyway. Their [[TheRival rivalry]] quickly becomes apparent and mutual.
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!Kore [-(Jenna Lind)-]
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->''"Set aside wounded pride and think as he would. And see shrouded mystery parted."''

Kore is a slave to the Crassus family. She has been serving Crassus since Tiberius's birth and in many ways is seen as a mother figure.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV.]]
* BeautifulSlaveGirl
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* TheChick
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion]].
** [[spoiler: [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Heroine Shot]]]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* {{Hypocrite}}: She refuses Caesar's advances stating that he is married. She's revealed to be sleeping with Crassus for more than a decade at the end of the same episode.
* MoralityPet: To Crassus. He becomes (even more) ruthless to his own troops after [[spoiler: she defects to the rebels]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama: Is viciously raped by Tiberius when she tries to reconcile him to his father.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She bolts the House of Crassus when she realizes the futility of telling the big bad that his son is a rapist.]]
* [[spoiler: SixthRanger]]
* TeamMom
* TokenGoodTeammate: To the Crassus household.

!!Laeta [-(Anna Hutchinson)-]
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->''"[[AllWomenAreLustful It is not your heart I'm after tonight.]]"''

Laeta, the privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Her life and those of the ones she loves are forever changed by the conflict.
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* [[spoiler: ActionSurvivor: Subverted. Though she managed to kill Heracleo, she's not really a fighter and never became one.]]
* [[spoiler: AllLoveIsUnrequited: Downplayed. While Spartacus did returned her feelings, it's not in the same amount that he showed Mira and, obviously, Sura.]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV.]] She is a Roman but not evil.
* ArrangedMarriage: She was given to her husband when she was twelve. Though it seemed to be a happy marriage.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: Both her husband and Spartacus. Ironically, both were killed by spear(s).]]
* TheChick
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* DistressedDamsel: ZigZagged.
* DyeingForYourArt: Anna Hutchinson is naturally a blond.
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving rebels.]]
* [[spoiler: FallenPrincess]]
* FanservicePack: Gradually becomes a MsFanservice type of character.
* FieryRedhead
* [[spoiler: FriendsWithBenefits: With Spartacus.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* [[spoiler: HeroesWantRedheads]]
* LadyInRed: During the last half of ''War of the Damned''.
* LastGirlWins: Subverted.
* IcyBlueEyes
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When questioned on the fact that she cooperated with Spartacus, she replies that she did what was necessary to save as many people as possible.
* [[spoiler: MadeASlave:]] Crassus [[spoiler: condemns her to slavery to Heracleo in payment for his betraying the rebels, as punishment for the aid she gave Spartacus. Gannicus saves her though.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: With her late husband.
* MoralityPet: To Spartacus.
* NeutralFemale: Is now on the side of [[spoiler: Rebels due to betrayal by Crassus]].
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: To Spartacus. [[spoiler: If you analyze carefully, both were betrayed and MadeASlave, as well as widows.]]
* TheOjou
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SheCleansUpNicely: In episode 6, she is bathed and clothed in status fitting clothes. Both Caesar and Crassus (who had only previously seen her dirty and in slave attire) note how much better she looks.
* ShipTease: With Spartacus.
** Considering [[spoiler:Mira's death, she's sort of a replacement ReplacementLoveInterest]].
* [[spoiler: SixthRanger]]
* TheSmartGirl: Being a wife of a Roman dignitary and trader has made her knowledgeable on many things.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The kindest Roman elite in the entire series.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Initially.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Spartacus: [[spoiler: TheyDo. [[IncrediblyLamePun Literally]].]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Spartacus out on killing her husband, his forces massacring thousands, and then acting offended for her harbouring a handful of her people from the cruel treatment of the rebels.
** To his credit, Spartacus seems to grant that she has a point.
* WidowWoman

!!Tertulla [-(Katherine Kennard)-]
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->''"Then you stand as your mother, bound by blood and inconsiderate worth."''

Tertulla is a wealthy Roman woman and the prestigious wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus. The couple had two sons; Tiberius and Publius.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: ''Dayum''.
* AlphaBitch: Downplayed. She's actually pretty civil for a woman whose husband has been openly cheating on her for well over a decade.
* BlondesAreEvil: Downplayed as well.
* DarkChick
* DownplayedTrope: Compared to the female Roman nobles such as Illithyia, Lucretia, Licinia, Seppia and even Gaia, she's pretty tame.
* GenreSavvy: She is aware of her husband and Kore's affair.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* LoveMartyr
* IceQueen
* PutOnABus: Possibly inverted. Her husband and eldest son were the ones who left Rome to fight Spartacus and company.
* RichBitch
* SatelliteLoveInterest
* StatuesqueStunner

!!Metellus [-(Colin Moy)-]

->''"The Senate does not tremble. Except in anger that you have failed to act."''

Metellus is a senator of Rome. He represents the Senate in his political affairs and quickly wishes to see an end to the rebellion.
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* ActionSurvivor
* ButtMonkey
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* GenreSavvy: He is aware of how manipulative Crassus is.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* ManInWhite
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Crassus.
* TheUnfought
* VillainousValor

!!Sabinus [-(Aaron Jakubenko)-]

Sabinus is a Roman soldier working for Marcus Licinius Crassus and a childhood friend of his son Tiberius.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: His interactions with Tiberius borders on massive HoYay.
* AntiVillain
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: Was killed via Decimation.]]
* EliteMook
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* TheGenericGuy
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralityPet: For Tiberius, to HoYay levels.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* UndyingLoyalty: To Tiberius, again to HoYay levels.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* [[spoiler: [[WhiteShirtOfDeath White Loincloth of Death]]]]

!!Rufus [-(Roy Snow)-]

Rufus is one of Crassus' commanders.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassCape
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DemotedToExtra: Historically, he led the army (under Crassus) that defeated, if not killed, [[spoiler: Gannicus]] or/and [[spoiler: Castus/Agron]].
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MookLieutenant
* SatelliteCharacter
* UndyingLoyalty: To Crassus.
* VillainousValor
* [[spoiler: YouShallNotPass: Did this against Spartacus. [[CurbStompBattle The result is obvious]].]]

!![[PompeyTheGreat Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus/Pompey]] [-(Joel Tobeck)-]

->''"Praise the gods to find you well, old friend. I'd feared that Spartacus and his rebels had overrun you, before I routed them in the north."''

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus is a praetor of Rome, known by many as the "Adolescent Butcher", and "Valiant Pompey".
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* AnimalMotifs: His emblem has the [[DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere dolphin]] and the [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey eagle]], because he is supposedly the master of sea and sky.
* TheButcher: His RedBaron.
* ChekhovsGunman: Subverted.
* EleventhHourRanger: Subverted.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* InformedAbility: According to Laeta, he's said to be the deadliest warrior in all the Republic. Which may well be true, but given that we never see him in combat, it's impossible to know.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter
* ManInWhite
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Historically, Pompey's only contribution to the war was mop up duty, coming in and slaying some rebels who had fled from Crassus while Crassus defeated Spartacus' main force. Pompey claimed that while Crassus had defeated some rebels, [[ExactWords he had ended the rebellion]], thus getting credit for it the senate. As much as Pompey may have been built up in the show, his actual contribution is historically accurate.]]
* SmugSnake
* TheUnfought
* TheUsurper: [[spoiler: Stole Crassus and his army's credit of defeating Spartacus' rebel forces.]]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Pompey was only about 32 at the time of the series[[note]]Six years older than Ceasar, nine years younger than Crassus[[/note]], and Glaber commented on his youth in ''Vengeance''[[note]]Interestingly enough, it's not known how old Glaber was[[/note]]. Joel Tobek is in his early forties, only about a year younger than Craig Parker and only four years younger than Simon Merrells, and looks every day of it (and then some).
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'''Protagonists'''

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* Protagonists:
** [[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandProtagonistsBloodAndSand Protagonists
Introduced in Blood and Sand]]

!!Spartacus [-(Andy Whitfield, Liam [=McIntyre=])-]
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->''"Forge your own path, or join with us, and together we shall see Rome tremble!"''

Spartacus (real name unknown) is a Thracian warrior who becomes a famous gladiator in the arena, later to build a legend upon himself during the Third Servile War. For the first season, he served as a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus under the direction of Doctore and rivaled the then-Champion of Capua, Crixus. Later, he and many of the gladiators broke free from captivity and began an armed rebellion against Rome.
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* TheAce
* AnimalMotifs: The [[ArcSymbol serpent]].
* ArcSymbol: The red serpent that Sura mentioned to him. Also the rain.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
Sand]]
** BadassBaritone: When he starts being portrayed by Liam [=McIntyre=]. The late Andy Whitfield was more of a GutturalGrowler.
** BadassBeard: In episode 1. It's back as of ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassCape: In the pilot and in ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass: Beats Batiatus in a friendly game of chess.
** HeartbrokenBadass
* BashBrothers: First with Varro, then with Agron, Crixus and Gannicus.
* BattleCouple: First with Sura, then with Mira.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Treating or referring to Varro's HeroicSacrifice as a ShootTheDog moment for Spartacus is a bad idea.]]
* BigGood: Season 2 onwards.
* BlondBrunetteRedhead: During the course of the story, he has been involved with two brunettes, (unknowingly and unwillingly) with a blonde and ultimately with a redhead.
* ButtMonkey: When he first arrives in Batiatus' service.
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: Averted in the case of Laeta though.]]
* [[spoiler: CelibateHero: After Mira's death, he seems to have taken up Oenomaus' practice of refraining from drink and women. Then Subverted, when he and Laeta become FriendsWithBenefits for the last three episodes and also with a little wine for the final pep rally/tribute in "The Dead and the Dying" remarking that he himself can be inconsistent from time to time.]]
* CharacterTitle
** ProtagonistTitle: Except the prequel.
* CondemnedContestant: His life as a gladiator begins because he survives his execution by gladiator against all odds in the pilot.
** Later in the first season he ironically serves as the executing gladiator [[spoiler: for Solonius.]]
* CruelMercy: He spares [[spoiler: Ilithyia]]'s life after letting her know her husband would rather kill him than save her, and that he doesn't really love her.
* [[spoiler: CrusadingWidower]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: Throughout the show, Spartacus is shown and commended as an excellent spear thrower. Guess how he died...]]
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: Subverted. Spartacus did defy Crassus' WorthyOpponent speech to him, but he was rescued by Agron and Nasir right before Crassus execute him.]]
* {{Determinator}}
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Sura did. Spartacus himself died while Agron, Nasir, Laeta, Sibyl and the remaining slaves are around him during the finale.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Although Agron closed it.]]
* DoomedByCanon: On the other hand, historically speaking his [[NeverFoundTheBody body was never found]]...
* DoomedMoralVictor
* DualWielding: After he kills Theokoles, Batiatus makes him learn this style as in-universe invocation of RuleOfCool.
** AwesomeButImpractical: He largely drops the style in ''Vengeance'', instead preferring to use one sword and one free hand for defense.
** AwesomeYetPractical: He brings back the style in the final episode of the series and it is both awesome and practical.
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* AFatherToHisMen
* FireForgedFriends: With Crixus, by first season's end.
* [[spoiler: FriendsWithBenefits: With Laeta.]]
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon -> LightningBruiser: At first, he has poor defensive and counter-attacking skills and mainly focused on the offensive. After Oenomaus' training and his own battle experiences (both in the pit and the arena), his defense and counter-attacks dramatically improved, making him an almost invincible fighter.
* GoodisNotNice
* HappilyMarried: To Sura.
* TheHero: At best. At worst, Type II AntiHero.
** [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]
** HeroProtagonist
** [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: With Laeta.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HonorBeforeReason
* [[spoiler:HotDad: He got Ilithyia pregnant after the cruel BedTrick in season 1.]]
* [[spoiler: IDieFree]]
* [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim If I Kill Him I Will Be Just Like The Romans.]] He lives and breathes this. Listing it as why he spares Nasir (which works out), [[spoiler:Ilithyia]] (which doesn't work out so well), and the Roman captives in ''War of the Damned''.
** In the final case, [[spoiler:the other rebels get sick of it and decide to kill all the Romans]].
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Thrice! This eventually leads to his death.]]
* InASingleBound: He ''really'' jumps high.
* [[spoiler:InTheBack: He actually manages to defeat Crassus, and then three Roman soldiers throw spears into his back.]]
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheOnesYouLove: Was forced to kill his bestfriend Varro.]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheLeader: Fits every type except Type III.
* LeParkour: The infamous shield-leap to start the GladiatorRevolt in the season 1 finale.
* LivingLegend
* LooksLikeJesus: In his first appearance.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: ''Twice''. First his wife, then Mira.]]
* LoveRedeems: Both Sura and Spartacus himself has openly stated that he is quite TheHedonist before their marriage.
* MadeASlave
* MadeOfIron
* MagneticHero
* TheMourningAfter: Ultimately dooms his relationship with Mira.
* MrFanservice
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous[=/=]NoNameGiven[=/=]ThatManIsDead: His Thracian name is never revealed. Batiatus labels him Spartacus, after a legendary Thracian king, because Glaber never bothered to learn his name. Afterwards they make a point of never letting him utter his original name in order to separate him from his past life.
* NearDeathExperience: After his fateful match against [[spoiler: Varro]].
* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: While he is mortally injured in front of Crassus, he is taken away by Agron and Nasir before he dies. The viewers see him die, but the Romans never claim the body.]]
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: He's filled with grief when his forces kill a Roman child and her mother.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: As he puts it, if a single life has no value then no-one's does.
* TheOtherDarrin: Due to the [[YourDaysAreNumbered impending]] AuthorExistenceFailure. Spartacus' original actor, Andy Whitfield, passed away in September 2011.
* PermaStubble
* AProtagonistShallLeadThem
* PurpleIsPowerful: Sura's ribbon and his BadassCape in the final season.
* RebelLeader: The main one.
* RedBaron: The Bringer of Rain, The Slayer of the Shadow of Death, The Rebel/Slave King.
* ReluctantWarrior
* RevengeBeforeReason: He has a problem with this when it comes to avenging Sura, as both Mira and Crixus point out. First by trying to kill Batiatus, despite Mira telling him will result in ''every single slave'' being killed for it. In ''Vengeance'' he has apparently learned his lesson by moving against Glaber alone, so no one else will die. Mira calls him out for not thinking of how the rebellion would suffer with him dead; and Crixus points out that Spartacus has again not thought of the Roman reprisal. Killing a praetor would result in Rome sending an entire army, which they cannot fight.
* [[spoiler: SecondLove: Arguably for [[FriendsWithBenefits Laeta]].]]
* SexEqualsLove: How he and Sura ended up together.
* TheStrategist
* SuperMode[=/=]UnstoppableRage: Spartacus sometimes goes into a sort of battle trance where he is nigh unbeatable. Batiatus and Lucretia describe it as him fighting "like a man possessed by the gods themselves", and Ashur echoes it in season two, stating that calling in a second squad of soldiers would be pointless as "Spartacus is possessed by the gods". Given the series has a bit of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane going on, they could be right about that. Or he could be just that much of a badass.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Liam [=McIntyre=] is 6'1, while the late Andy Whitfield was 5'11.
* TeamDad
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Oenomaus and Crixus schooled him the hard way. Oddly, this trope begins to plays straight ''after'' his Gladiator training.
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler: Sura's ribbon.]]
* TraumaCongaLine
* TraumaticHaircut: His long hair was forcibly chopped. Oddly, Gladiators such as Barca and Gannicus retained theirs.
* TheUnreveal: His real name.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler: After Spartacus' final battle, Marcus Fucking Crassus pretty much calls him this. Spartacus seems to return the feeling, but emphasis on the "opponent" part; whatever respect he may have for the Roman General's intelligence and capabilities, he ultimately despises what Crassus stands for; Rome, and the oppression it represents.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: Ilithyia is the only exception.

!!Doctore Oenomaus [-(PeterMensah)-]
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->''"It is never an easy thing to see a friend once loved, now absent breath."''

Oenomaus is the gladiator trainer in Batiatus' Ludus, traditionally referred to only by the title of "Doctore". At a young age, he was recruited into the ludus by former lanista Titus Batiatus, whom he came to see as a father figure. After the downfall of the House of Batiatus, Oenomaus believed he had lost his purpose in the world and retired himself to die in The Pit. However, with the help of Spartacus and the other Rebels, he eventually finds a new purpose and joins the Rebels' cause, quickly being recognized as a mentor. He was married to Melitta before her death.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[CoolHorse The stallion]].
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* [[spoiler:BackForTheFinale: Appeared in Gannicus' DyingDream.]]
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassInCharge: In season 1.
** BadassTeacher
** [[spoiler:HandicappedBadass: In his last few battles.]]
** RetiredBadass
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: To Gannicus.
* [[spoiler: BlackDudeDiesFirst: He is the first of Spartacus' generals to be KilledOffForReal.]]
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just ''watch'' him with his wife, Mira, and his best friend Gannicus in Gods of the Arena, and even in Blood and Sand he's a much more compassionate and honorable man than he lets on.
* CoveredWithScars
** EveryScarHasAStory
** GoodScarsEvilScars
* [[spoiler: CrusadingWidower]]
* DaChief
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DeathSeeker
* DentedIron: [[spoiler: His injuries from past battles and tortures pretty much became his FatalFlaw.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Oenomaus died quite early in the war. [[spoiler: The show keeps to canon as he is one of season 2's casualties.]]
* TheDragon: Batiatus obviously considered him second in command, even planning to free him from slavery and put him in charge of the Ludus.
** TokenGoodTeammate
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted; he's definitely nasty to the new recruits and to gladiators who don't fall in line, but he's one of the nicest and most level-headed guys around.
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the few fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Through most of Season 1, he's exclusively called "Doctore". This serves TheReveal as the real-life rebel Oenomaus.
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* TheFettered
* GameBreakingInjury
** CareerEndingInjury: Possibly subverted. His promotion as Doctore is the one that killed his career, not his injury (which practically healed).
* GeniusBruiser: One of the smartest gladiators.
* HappilyMarried: To Melitta.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Melitta.
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[spoiler: KlingonPromotion: To the previous Doctore. In a subversion, it's not his intention to do so.]]
* LightningBruiser: Especially in his prime. Downplayed considerably in ''Vengeance'' due to [[DentedIron his injuries]].
* LivingLegend: Downplayed, maybe even Deconstructed. His legacy as the only gladiator that survived against Theokeles is something he considers an OldShame.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]
* MadeASlave
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After the KlingonPromotion.
* NearDeathExperience: Against Theokoles. Quite a few in ''Vengeance''.
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: What he gets put through in ''Vengeance'' would have killed almost anyone else on the show.
* TheObiWan
** TheObiWrong: In ''Vengeance''.
* RaceLift: The real Oenomaus was a Gaul.
* RebelLeader: Of TheObiWan and TeamDad variety.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* ShellShockedVeteran
* SinkOrSwimMentor: To Spartacus in season 1.
* SnarkBait: In universe example. If you're a new recruit, do not answer sand in his "What is/lies beneath your feet?" question. He expects that to so you will be lambasted by the veterans. He will then proceed to ask the top gladiator to give the correct answer ("Sacred ground. Watered with tears of blood!").
* SternTeacher
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is 6'4.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TeamDad
* UndyingLoyalty: To the House of Batiatus, especially Quintus' father.
* WhipItGood: Mostly in season 1.

!!Crixus [-(Manu Bennett)-]
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->''"I will not die a faceless slave forgotten by history."''

Crixus is the former Champion of Capua, introduced into Batiatus' Ludus as a slave desiring the life of a gladiator, whom eventually fights his way up to become one of the top gladiators of the ludus. During the arrival of Spartacus in Blood and Sand, Crixus is seen as champion and becomes the lover of Naevia.
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* AnimalMotifs: [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods The octopus]].
* ArcSymbol: Tiberius' sword in the final season.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard: In ''Gods of the Arena'' and ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassCape: In ''War of the Damned''.
** BadassInCharge
** BadassLongRobe: In ''Spartacus Vengeance'', full effect.
* BattleCouple: With Naevia by season 2's end.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed
* TheBigGuy
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute: At first.
* CatchPhrase: As a gladiator, "Capua! Shall I begin?" He modifies it to "Shall we begin?" for his RousingSpeech in s3e8.
* ChickMagnet: Lucretia uses him as a lover, Naevia falls in love with him, and Ilithyia desires him. He loves Naevia, eventually loses interest in Lucretia, and doesn't seem to care about Ilithyia. The prequel also added Gaia and Diona to the list of women lusting over him.
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: "I will not die with a Roman sword in my back". Will a spear suffice?.]]
* [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: As seen in his decapitated head.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Crixus will be the second of Spartacus' general to fall. He died at Mt. Garganus near the end of the war. [[spoiler: The series keeps to canon.]]
* DramaQueen: Hands down the most overtly emotional of the protagonists (outside of battle). Especially when contrasted to Spartacus, Gannicus and even Agron, all of whom prefer [[{{Mangst}} more internalized forms of dealing with their feelings]].
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Everybody familiar with history (or just TheOtherWiki) knew that this was coming, but the development that lead to his death (him breaking away from Spartacus' host, his army ravaging the countryside of Italy and finally dying in battle against the Romans) was pretty rushed and squeezed into just one episode (s3e8). The fact that his death was at the hand of Tiberius just made it even more anticlimatic.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: His funeral in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* DumbMuscle: At his worst.
* DyeingForYourArt: Manu Bennett actually grew his hair and beard twice for the series.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The character who the most received the most.
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* FatalFlaw:
** Crixus is a downplayed MightyGlacier at best, but his tendency to have his back unguarded somehow makes him a textbook GlassCannon.
** His thirst for revenge has him recklessly lead an army to Rome.
** Arguably his biggest flaw is that he's never able to let go of his gladiator mentality and think like a soldier. All of his combat training is for arena combat; unlike Spartacus, who was a warrior in his tribe before joining the Roman auxillery, Crixus was taken as a slave before he would have been trained even among his own people. This is the direct cause of his recklessness; despite the fact that he's an excellent warrior and an extremely charismatic leader, he's a terrible strategist.
* FireForgedFriends: With Spartacus, by first season's end.
* GameBreakingInjury: During the fight with Theokoles. He got better.
* GlorySeeker
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Agron in ''Vengeance''.
* HiddenDepths
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HotBlooded
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Naevia.
* {{Hypocrite}}: [[spoiler: Chastises Spartacus for attempting to assassinate Glaber, as he claims that such an act will provoke greater reprisals from the Romans than their group can handle. He then proceeds to drag the rebels around raiding the villas of the Roman aristocracy, which just makes them into a more obvious threat which Glaber (ironically) is under intense pressure from Rome to stamp out. Crixus also leads most of his own supporters on a SuicideMission to rescue his beloved Naevia that gets nearly all of them killed]].
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* ImprobableHairstyle: His seasons 1 and 2 hairstyle is ''way'' too modern for AncientRome.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock: At first.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Manu Bennett has claimed he bases Crixus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9-eOSxF-CQ&feature=related off of people he knew when he was younger, who he hated when he first met but became his friends later.]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar: Eventually, he evolves into a...
** KnightInSourArmour.
* TheLancer: Shares the role with Agron and Gannicus in ''War of the Damned''. He's the authority-clashing type and the rebel forces' official NumberTwo, not to mention being Spartacus' former rival.
* LargeHam: He '''really''' loves to give a speech on glory and dying in war.
* LightningBruiser: Downplayed. He has great athleticism, but he relies more on using [[MightyGlacier his strength than speed and prefers grounded attacks.]]
* LivingLegend
* LooksLikeJesus: In both the prequel and the final season.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Rarely but evident.
* LoveRedeems: Double Subverted in ''War of the Damned''.
* MadeOfIron
* MagneticHero
* MrFanservice
* NearDeathExperience: Numerous times. Good thing Spartacus is usually there to watch his back. [[spoiler: He probably learned this the hard way when he parted ways with him.]]
* NotSoDifferent: With Spartacus in the Season 1 finale. He even laments that had things been different, they would have been as brothers; and even though they stand in each others way, ''both'' of them are fighting for a just cause.
* NumberTwo: The official second in command of the rebel forces.
* [[spoiler:OffingTheOffspring: Stabs Lucretia in the womb while knowing she's pregnant with their child.]]
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* RebelLeader: One of Spartacus' generals.
* RedBaron: The Undefeated Gaul.
* RevengeBeforeReason: In ''War of the Damned''.
* TheRival: To Spartacus, at first.
* SecretRelationship: At first with Naevia.
* StarMakingRole: For Manu Bennett.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He is 5'11.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Especially in season 1.
* TookALevelInKindness: As of season 2.
** [[TookALevelInJerkass (Re)Took A Level In Jerkass]]: In season 3.

!!Varro [-(Jai Courtney)-]
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->''"Live...and see my family provided for...And know I would have done the same."''

Varro is a gladiator in the house of Batiatus. He was once a free Roman man, but voluntarily became a gladiator in Batiatus' ludus to pay off his momentous gambling debts. He rose from being a common recruit to becoming one of the more formidable gladiators in the ludus. Varro is the husband of Aurelia, father of Janus, and a friend to Spartacus.
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* ActionDad: To his young son, Janus.
* AnimalMotifs: [[SlipperyAsAnEel The eel]].
* {{Badass}}: He certainly has his moments.
* BashBrothers: With Spartacus.
* BillingDisplacement
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CanonForeigner
* TheConfidant
* DeadpanSnarker: In a very bad day.
* [[spoiler: ADeathInTheLimelight]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Though it was closed when returned to Aurelia.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* [[spoiler: FatalFamilyPhoto: Of course, no picture is involved, but when Varro makes up with his wife and can dream again of a happy reunion...his days are numbered.]]
* TheGambler: His gambling addiction is the whole reason he had to become a gladiator.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HappilyMarried: To Aurelia.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: When Spartacus is ordered to kill him, he cannot. Varro, knowing Spartacus will be punished for disobedience if he doesn't, grabs his wrist and forces his sword into his chest.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Spartacus.
* HotDad
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* TheLancer
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:PlotTriggeringDeath]]
* [[spoiler:{{Retirony}}: The episode where he dies spends about 45 minutes making a point of Varro establishing a happy future for him with his wife and children once he leaves the ludus. It's so conspicuous it would have been more surprising had he ''not'' died at the end.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TrappedByGamblingDebts: The reason why he, a Roman citizen, became a gladiator.

!!Sura [-(Erin Cummings)-]
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->''"[[{{Foreshadowing}} If you go to war you are destined for great and unfortunate things.]]"''

Sura is Spartacus' Thracian wife and inspiration, tragically taken from him after he deserts from the Roman auxiliary by his most hated enemy, Gaius Claudius Glaber.
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* ActionGirl: She can handle a sword and does a good job holding off four or five armed attackers before Spartacus shows up to help. When plotting his escape, Spartacus considers her combat ability an asset to get by the guards.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Spartacus is TheHedonist by the time they [[SexEqualsLove laid together]].
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: [[spoiler: Both of Spartacus' future love interests consider her as this.]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: Spartacus had several visions of her during the FinalBoss fight.]]
* BattleCouple: Briefly, but if Spartacus' escape plan is anything to go by it's apparently happened a few times before.
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: It is historically stated that Spartacus ''may'' have been married to their village's prophet.
* [[spoiler:DeadPersonConversation]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Her ribbon.
* HappilyMarried: To Spartacus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KillEmAll: Is fond of telling Spartacus this.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore]]
* MadeASlave
* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice
* OracularUrchin
* [[spoiler:PlotTriggeringDeath: '''And fucking how!''']]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* ShesGotLegs
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TrueBlueFemininity

!!Naevia [-(Lesley-Ann Brandt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson)-]
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->''"You were right. It is no easy thing, to cleave a man's head from his shoulders in one blow."''

Naevia is a former slave in the House of Batiatus, owned by Lucretia, who later becomes Crixus' love interest. She is banished from the Ludus after their love affair is discovered. She is eventually found by the Rebels, and joins their cause alongside her lover.
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* ActionSurvivor: In ''Vengeance''.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* [[spoiler:[[AngryBlackMan Angry Black Woman ]]: In ''War of the Damned''.]]
* ArcSymbol: Tiberius' sword in the final season.
* [[spoiler: AxCrazy: Unfortunately descending into this. She snaps out of it after Spartacus saves her life]].
* BattleCouple: With Crixus, starting late in ''Vengeance''.
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Subverted, Lucretia protects her virginity, if only so she will be worth more later. She is eventually given to Ashur. To Lucretia's disgust and Crixus' rage.
* [[spoiler: BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Ultimately subverted.]]
* [[spoiler:BloodFromTheMouth: Justified, she was stabbed in the throat.]]
* BraidsOfAction: Naevia's hair evolves with her story. When she was still a body-slave she had long, loose hair. When she got cast away her hair was cut as punishment. By ''Spartacus: War of the Damned'' her braided hair shows her [[spoiler: development into a DarkActionGirl]].
* BrokenBird
* ButNotTooBlack
* CanonForeigner
* TheChick: Less so in ''War of the Damned''.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: Believing that Crixus died so that she could escape, and knowing how many others died in the attempt, she angrily chastises the rebels for throwing away so much to rescue her. Notably, she chastises Agron, who was the one opposed to the rescue from the start. When he tells her this, she says he should have tried harder to talk them out of it.
* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl: In ''War of the Damned''.]]
* DistressedDamsel: In ''Vengeance''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Until ''War of the Damned''.
* FagHag: Especially [[spoiler: after her rescue, and she was suffering severe PTSD from having been repeatedly abused and raped]], when she was not with Crixus she was usually with Nasir and sometimes Agron.
* [[spoiler: FreudianExcuse: She's very clearly suffering from PTSD after being repeatedly raped and tortured between the first and second seasons. She starts getting better by the end of ''Vengeance'', but never really gets over it.]]
* [[spoiler: GlassCannon: In ''War of the Damned''. Despite [[TookALevelInBadass taking several levels of badass]] to become a DarkActionGirl, she still has poor to none defensive and counter-attacking skills.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Diona, at first.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Crixus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: LadyMacbeth]]: To Crixus in ''War of the Damned''.
* [[spoiler: NearDeathExperience: In the mines and also against Crassus under Crixus' lead.]]
* {{Nice Job Breaking It Hero}}ine: In ''War of the Damned''. ''And how!''
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: In the final season, she became quite the LadyMacbeth as Lucretia was.]]
* TheOtherDarrin
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: An odd variation in ''Vengeance''. Cynthia Addai-Robinson ([[TheOtherDarrin her second actress]]) is the one who received this treatment, not Lesley-Ann Brandt (her original).
* [[spoiler:RapeAsDrama: Though it mostly happened off-screen.]]
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: In ''War of the Damned''.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Diona in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SecretRelationship: At first with Crixus.
* [[spoiler:SheWhoFightsMonsters: In ''War of the Damned'', she's been consumed by her hatred of the Romans, to the point that she considers even innocent civilians to be as evil and deserving of death as the soldiers.]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: Averted. Played straight for a while, when Crixus thought she's dead.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: With Crixus.
* [[spoiler: TheStarscream: To Spartacus anyway, she shows signs of LadyMacbeth to Crixus.]]
* [[spoiler: TeamKiller: Ultimately subverted.]]
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Diona in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate: Ultimately subverted. She does some very harsh, very brutal things, and kills several people who didn't deserve it. But in the end, she chooses to forego personal vengeance against Tiberius to save the lives of five hundred captured rebels, showing she still has some good in her.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Learning sword fighting with Crixus and [[spoiler: castrating and killing Ashur who started her descent into hell. She becomes a full-pledged DarkActionGirl in ''War of the Damned''.]]
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInJerkass: Seems to have headed in this direction.]]
* [[spoiler: TraumaticHaircut: Lucretia brutally hacks her hair off after discovering her SecretRelationship with Crixus.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her outfits are mostly blue. [[spoiler: After Crixus' death, she switched to [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]].]]
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]
* WomanInWhite: In ''Gods of the Arena'' until her promotion as body slave.

!!Mira [-(Katrina Law)-]
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->''"I am not the past. I stand beside you now."''

Mira is a former house slave serving Lucretia in the House of Batiatus. She helps Spartacus during his uprising, becomes a fighter, and later becomes his love interest during the beginning stages of the Third Servile War.
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* ActionGirl
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* {{Badass}}: Yes, she became one.
** BadassSpaniard: She's Hispanic.
* BattleCouple: With Spartacus in ''Vengeance''.
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Was most likely used as one by the ludus, and is repeatedly sent to Spartacus to act as one. To his credit, he turns her down as she is not there willingly; and it's implied this what made her fall in love with him, and eventually become his willing lover.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolBigSis: To the other slave girls, Naevia especially.
* [[spoiler:ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]WomanScorned[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: Upon learning the BedTrick in season 1, she didn't react well.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler: [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Got killed by a thrown ax.]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters mentioned in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GlassCannon: While she can deliver great damage to her opponents (armed or unarmed), they were usually able to strike her back.
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: She's good in making [[IndyPloy anything]] and [[BatmanGambit everything]] work for her and her team's advantage.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: The ShootTheDog moment in ''Vengeance'' is a good example.
* InstantExpert: She masters the bow ''very'' quickly. Though Lucius indicates that she has a natural skill.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnifeNut: She uses knives before she becomes Archer. Played somewhat realistically, in that she is outclassed by the trained gladiators and Roman soldiers.
* LadyInRed: Her most common and well-known outfit.
** [[spoiler: LittleDeadRidingHood]]
* LadyOfWar: The most calm and collected ActionGirl in the entire series.
* LatinLover: She is from Hispania after all.
* LongRangeFighter: She becomes fond of archery upon learning it.
* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice
* MythologyGag: The scene introducing her to Spartacus bears striking similarity to the introduction of Spartacus and Varinia in ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', possibly {{Foreshadowing}} their future relationship.
* OnlySaneMan: In ''Vengeance''. Spartacus wants revenge, Agron wants to fight, and Crixus wants to find [[spoiler: Naevia]]. She seems to be the only main character who simply wants to get out of dodge and start a new life while they still can. She's one of the few people that can sway Spartacus.
* ReplacementLoveInterest: To Spartacus for Sura, though WordOfGod is that Sura will always be his one true love. Katrina Law believes that Mira loves Spartacus ''because'' he still loves his wife deeply. [[spoiler: Given how Season 2 ends, Spartacus now has the unenviable privilege of possessing not one but two [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenores]]. ]]
* SecondLove: Subverted. Spartacus tries to love her as much as he can, but it's not enough for her and it finally leads to their breakup in ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLion]]
* TheSmartGirl: See {{Guile Hero}}ine above.
* StatuesqueStunner
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* TeamMom: In ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* TookALevelInBadass: She has gone from a slavegirl/concubine in ''Blood and Sand'' to having a pretty impressive kill-count building up in ''Vengeance.''
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:Was originally going to survive ''Vengeance'', and was likely going to become Gannicus' lover.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Spartacus out on his selfishness, it's a sign of how close they are that he lets her get away with it.
** ''Vengeance'' gives us this gem:
-->'''Mira:''' We need a leader! Not some angry boy who can barely piss without spraying everyone around him!
** While she's chewing out Spartacus for almost getting himself killed, the line refers to Agron; had Spartacus died, he would have been the angry boy left to lead them.
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]

!!Agron [-(Daniel Feuerriegel)-]
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->''"It is a heavy thing, to rob a man of life. Less so that of a Roman shit."''

One of the later recruits to Batiatus' Ludus, Agron is a skilled fighter and one of Spartacus' chief lieutenants during the rebellion. Never having been fond of the Romans in the first place, Agron harbors a visceral hatred towards the Romans ever since he lost his brother Duro during the upheaval at Batiatus' ludus. Agron is fond of and loyal to Spartacus. After the death of his brother, he goes on to become the lover of Nasir.
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* AdaptationNameChange: Ultimately subverted as Castus appeared in the final season.
* AloofBigBrother: Averted in that he doesn't seem to be aloof at all; if anything, his temper is ''worse'' than his brother's, and his major story in ''Blood and Sand'' deals with him learning to stop being so overprotective of Duro.
* AnimalMotifs: [[GiantEnemyCrab The crab]].
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGay
** BadassInCharge
** BadassLongRobe: On occasion in ''Vengeance''.
** BadassNormal: Of all the {{Rebel Leader}}s, he is the only one who didn't became a Champion of the ludus or in the arena. [[spoiler: And he outlived those who did.]]
** HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: After being crucified, he can no longer grip a sword. Nasir fashions a shield with a sword and spike sticking out of it that can be strapped to his arm, allowing him to fight, regardless.]]
* BattleCouple: With Nasir.
* BashBrothers: In ''Blood and Sand'' with his brother. With Spartacus for the rest of the series.
* BerserkButton: He's got quite a few of them, but the biggest ones seem to be messing with his brother and touching or flirting with Nasir.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He is always looking out for Duro. In fact, Batiatus' plan to split them up so that Agron, the more talented and valuable gladiator, would stop risking himself to protect Duro in the arena was a major motivator in convincing Agron to join with Spartacus in rebelling.
* BigBrotherMentor: To Duro.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His weapon in the FinalBattle.
* BloodKnight
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Inverted. He is ''the only'' main character from the first season and, with Nasir, the only important rebel fighter who is still alive by the end.]]
* CanonForeigner: ZigZagged. See DecompositeCharacter below.
* CatchPhrase: Fucking Gauls.
** In ''War of the Damned'', it seems to be "Fuck the Gods."
* TheConfidant
* TheConsigliere
* CrazyJealousGuy
* [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot: He survives it.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* DecompositeCharacter: He has the historical Castus' entire role and characterizations while the TV's Castus only shares the [[InNameOnly name]]. [[spoiler: And fate.]]
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: Goes on to live his life peacefully at the end with his lover, Nasir]].
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: In season 2.
* {{Expy}}: Comparable to Varro in the first season. Ultimately, he is this to the real-life Castus.
* GayBestFriend: To Spartacus.
* GratuitousGerman
* HairTriggerTemper: He has tempered a bit, though.
* HeadbuttingHeroes: With Crixus in ''Vengeance''.
* HotBlooded: Big time. Mira, rather accurately, describes him as "an angry boy who can barely piss without spraying everyone about him". He cools off and matures considerably by the time of ''War of the Damned''.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: In ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler: ImpaledPalm: Which in turn prevents him from gripping anything, much to his dismay.]]
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: He tells Nasir to go with Spartacus to the Alps, because he can't bear the thought of anything happening to him.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is nice to Nasir. Ultimately nice to every slave.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother
* TheLancer: Shares the role with Crixus and Gannicus in ''War of the Damned''. He's TheReliableOne type and also functions as the (and more active) NumberTwo to Spartacus when Crixus is too emotional.
* LightningBruiser
* ManlyGay: Probably one of the most extreme examples on television to date.
* MoralityChain: Nasir is this for him.
* [[spoiler: NoOneCouldSurviveThat: He survived his crucifixion.]]
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead]]
* NumberTwo: Subverted. He seems to be Spartacus' second-in-command in ''Vengeance'', but it is stated that Crixus is officially Spartacus' successor should he falls in battle. He does, however, share TheLancer role with the former along with Gannicus.
* OneHeadTaller: Than Nasir.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Probably due to not being a former Champion, he is the most overlooked RebelLeader by the Romans in ''War of the Damned''.
* PermaStubble
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''Vengeance''.
* ProperlyParanoid: Sometimes, his suspicions turn out right.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: His CatchPhrase in the final season invokes this.
--> ''Fuck the Gods.''
* TheReliableOne
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler: Duro's death]]. Stephen [=DeKnight=] has stated that his favorite cut scene from the finale involves Agron killing "everyone." His first scene in the second season involves him stabbing a Roman soldier several times, then smashing his head over and over against a rock; apparently, he never got over the [[spoiler: "anger" stage of grief.]]
* [[spoiler: SoleSurvivor]]: [[spoiler: Of all the original gladiators that went with Spartacus, he is the only one who survives the series.]]
* [[spoiler: SparedByTheAdaptation]]: See DecompositeCharacter above.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TookALevelInKindness: In ''War of the Damned.''
* UndyingLoyalty: To Spartacus.
* YaoiGuys: With Nasir.

!!Barca [-(Antonio Te Maioha)-]
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->''"...But you know of my affection of delicate things."''

He is one of the top gladiators in Batiatus' Ludus, becoming famously known as the Beast of Carthage after defeating his father Mago in the arena. He is the lover of Auctus, and later Pietros.
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: He is never the best gladiator for Batiatus, always only ever second best to: Oenomaus, Gannicus, Crixus, and Spartacus.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II and sometimes Type I.]]
* BadassBeard: Used to sport one.
* BadassGay
* TheBigGuy: One of the tallest gladiators.
* BladeOnAStick
* TheBrute: Was this to Batiatus; he never had any real authority, but served as Batiatus' bodyguard and hitman.
* TheBully
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* ButNotTooBlack
* CanonForeigner
* CaptainObvious
* CondemnedContestant: Became a gladiator after almost his entire clan was taken prisoner and the men were forced to fight each other until only one remained. The last person he killed was his father. This earned him the nickname The Beast of Carthage.
* [[spoiler: DeathByAThousandCuts: Was ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice numerous times until Batiatus finishes him with a SlashedThroat.]]
* DreadlockWarrior
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]
* GlassCannon: He could actually pass for a LightningBruiser if he doesn't get hit way too often.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock: Especially in ''Gods of the Arena''.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Is pretty much a Jerk to everyone except the people he loves. He was affectionate with Auctus and kept caring for his pigeons after he died. He is very tender in his relationship with Pietros, and his desire for freedom is based mostly on his wish to better Pietros circumstances.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove
* ManlyGay
* NobleDemon: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]].
* RedBaron: The Beast of Carthage.
* ScaryBlackMan
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WarriorPrince: Formerly.
* WouldHurtAChild
* YaoiGuys: With Pietros.

!!Aurelia [-(Brooke Williams)-]
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->''"He was not a perfect man; but he was mine! He was mine!"''

Aurelia is a Roman woman and wife to Varro. She becomes a slave in order to pay off her late husband's debts, but is later freed during the revolt. Spartacus then sends her away, although with unexpected consequences.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Very much so.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Despite the HairColorDissonance, it's still pretty dark.
* [[spoiler: BewareTheNiceOnes: She ''castrated'' her rapist and brutally killed the person who ordered her husband's death.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* ButtMonkey: Everything just went FromBadToWorse for her...
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* DespairEventHorizon: After [[spoiler: Varro's death]].
* [[spoiler:DeterminedWidow]]
* [[spoiler: DoesNotLikeShoes: After becoming a slave.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: [[spoiler: Averted. She had her ChildByRape aborted after Varro's death.]]
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple
* HairColorDissonance: Her hair is either [[RavenHairIvorySkin black]] or dark red.
* HappilyMarried: To Varro.
** Well, sort of. She loves him, but he's a gambling addict who sells himself into slavery to pay off his debts, then rejects her when he finds out she's [[spoiler: [[DefiledForever pregnant by a rapist]]]]. Not Prince Charming Stuff, although the eventually make up, [[spoiler: not long before his death]].
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceDoorSlam]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouCrazy]]
* NeutralFemale
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* [[spoiler: SanitySlippage]]
* [[spoiler: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Completely justified.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: On both ends. When she killed Numerius, both of them are wearing white, complete with his blood splattering to her clothes.]]
* [[spoiler: WidowWoman]]
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild: Though she did it to someone deserving of beating. And to be technical, he was legally an adult by the standards of Roman society.]]
* [[spoiler: YankTheDogsChain]]

!!Medicus [-(David Austin)-]

->''"Get the fuck out! Out!"''

Medicus is the devoted and skilled doctor for the House of Batiatus, tending the injured Gladiators after their many battles.
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* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Is only ever referred to by his job title.
* TheMedic: Obviously.
* NonActionGuy
** NonActionSnarker
* PutOnABus [=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Disappears after the destruction of Batiatus and his villa.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.

!!Pietros [-(Creator/EkaDarville)-]
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->''"Which direction shall we travel and how far?"''

Pietros is a slave in Batiatus' Ludus, serving the gladiators and as Doctore's assistant of sorts. He is the lover of Barca.
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The main reason why Spartacus [[spoiler: lost it when he committed suicide and killed Gnaeus for mocking it.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]
* MoralityChain: To Barca.
* NiceGuy
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SonOfAWhore
* StraightGay
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* YaoiGuys: With Barca.

!!Duro [-(Ande Cunningham)-]

->''"I would rather die before I kill my own brother!"''

Duro is a Germanic gladiator serving in the ludus of Batiatus. His brother, Agron, also serves Batiatus as a gladiator.
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* AlwaysSecondBest: To Agron as part of their SiblingTeam. He loves his brother, but feels humiliated at constantly needing to be protected by him.
* BashBrothers: With his older brother, Agron.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* FirstPersonSmartass
* GlassCannon: Almost as big as Agron, but nowhere near as tough.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LeeroyJenkins
* LesserStar: In universe. Batiatus is aware of Agron's superior skill as a gladiator and planned to separate him from Duro lest he risk himself to protect his less talented younger brother in the arena.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet Taking the Stab]]]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Agron.

!!Rhaskos [-(Ione King)-]
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->''"Varro, the dice call your name!"''

Rhaskos is a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus. He joins Spartacus and the other freed slaves in seeking vengeance, and becomes one of the more prominent rebels.
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* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Rabanus.
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, gold is a little strong, but he's not a totally jerk.
* KarakovaMan
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* NumberTwo: To Crixus.
* OddFriendship: With Varro.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: No one is very happy when he starts singing [[BawdySong My Cock Rages On]] while naked.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Crixus.

!!Gnaeus [-(Raicho Vasilev)-]

->''"He will be missed. Especially his lips on my cock."''

Gnaeus is a Dacian slave and gladiator in the house of Batiatus.
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* BadassGay
* BaldOfAwesome
* BaldOfEvil
* BerserkButton: He doesn't take the mocking of his fighting-style well.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByFallingOver]]
* DepravedHomosexual
* GlassCannon
* {{Hachimaki}}: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
* [[spoiler: KickTheDog: He frequently raped Pietros following Barca's death.]]
* [[spoiler: KickTheSonOfABitch]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* PermaStubble: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* ProngsOfPoseidon
* [[spoiler: RedShirt]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SmugSmiler
* UnknownRival: To Barca.

!!Rabanus [-(Andrew B. Stehlin)-]

Rabanus is a Sardinian rebel and former gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
----
* {{Badass}}
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion.]]
** [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot]]
* IdenticalStranger: To Rhaskos.
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: RedShirt]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.

!!The Veteran [-(Shayne Blaikie)-]

The Veteran is a Greek slave and former gladiator for Batiatus, and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
* BaldOfAwesome
* BitCharacter
* CanonForeigner
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving rebels.]]
* GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave
* NoNameGiven
* OlderSidekick
* RecurringCharacter
* RedShirt: [[spoiler: Subverted. He lives.]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* TeamDad


[[/folder]]
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[[folder:
[[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandProtagonistsGodsOfTheArena Protagonists Introduced in Gods Of The Arena]]

!!Gannicus [-(Dustin Clare)-]
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->''"There are many things given to us in this life for the wrong reasons. What we do with such blessings, that is the true test of a man."''

Gannicus serves as champion in Batiatus' Ludus throughout the events
of the prequel, ''Gods of the Arena'', until his departure upon earning his freedom in the aftermath of the Games of the New Arena. He later returns in ''Vengeance'' initially as an acquaintance to the rebels, criticizing their cause against the Roman Republic, though he ironically becomes a rebel himself for the sake of his closest friend, Oenomaus.
----
* TheAce: Gradually deconstructed into a BrokenAce in the prequel, though it starts getting reconstructed during the final season.
* TheAlcoholic
* AlmightyJanitor: Inverted. Spartacus actually wants him to be an official RebelLeader, but Gannicus insists on just being another sword. [[spoiler: He finally complies in the finale.]]
* AloofAlly: At first, towards Spartacus and his rebels in ''Vengeance''. Even in ''War of the Damned'', he is fully fighting for them but does not embrace their cause. He finally does in the finale, where they fight to let the noncombatants escape.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Double Subverted.
* {{Badass}}
Arena]]
** BadassCape: In ''War of the Damned''.
** [[spoiler: BadassInCharge]]
** RetiredBadass: Has been out of the game for five years, and is just as tough as he was in ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BashBrothers: With Oenomaus. Later on with Spartacus.
* BettyAndVeronica: Sibyl and Saxa respectively.
** A GenderFlip version in ''Gods of the Arena''. He himself is the Veronica to Oenamaus' Betty for Melitta.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Naevia and Diona were curious at the size of his cock in the prequel. Melitta implies Oenomaus' is bigger.
* BreakoutCharacter: Arguably the most popular character in the series.
* BreakTheCutie: He starts out as a devil-may-care gladiator who loves the arena and enjoys all the perks of victory. [[spoiler: The rest of ''Gods of the Arena'' sees all his joy destroyed, as he receives no credit or standing for seemingly impossible victories, is forced to withstand various humiliations ''[[TheWorfEffect just because he's the best]]'', is used as a pawn in the brutal chess game between Batiatus and Tullius, and his relationship with his only true friends is poisoned. He eventually loses his faith in the house of Batiatus, noting that he no longer fights for it or considers it worth dying for. Even the finale, where he receives much-deserved freedom, leaves him adrift, with no idea where he should go or what he should do.]]
* BromanticFoil: To both Oenomaus and Spartacus.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Deconstructed in ''Gods of the Arena''. His antics doesn't sit well with Titus despite his skills and adoration from both the crowd and his Dominus' heir. Reconstructed in the end of the prequel, however, when he ultimately brought the honor to their house. In ''War of the Damned'', Spartacus tolerates his antics simply because of how charismatic and skillful he is.
* TheBusCameBack
* CassandraTruth: He stated in ''Vengeance'' that Spartacus and his men were going in a SuicideMission. Given the ForegoneConclusion of the series...
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: First Melitta, then the HookerWithAHeartOfGold he is [[FriendsWithBenefits fond of]]. Then Saxa, though he dies not too long afterward. Sibyl lives.]]
* ChickMagnet
* ChivalrousPervert: He declines the option of sleeping with Sibyl, because she is very young and was clearly frightened.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Well, prequel if you want to be exact. But he's the SupportingProtagonist of Gods of the Arena, and aside from the fighting style, he could not be more different from Spartacus.
* CrazyAwesome: In-Universe. In Auctus' words " Only Mad Gannicus could win contest fucking blindfolded!"
* CrazyEnoughToWork
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion.]]
** [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Melitta, Oenomaus, and Saxa all died in his arms.]]
* DoomedByCanon: The historical Gannicus will be the third of Spartacus' generals to fall. [[spoiler: Again, the series keeps to canon.]]
* DualWielding
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Especially [[DepravedBisexual Varus]].
* GloryDays: Openly expresses that he missed fighting in the arena. [[spoiler: His DyingDream is that he's in an arena where people are chanting his name.]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile[=/=]DieLaughing: As he's dying, he imagines seeing Oenomaus and crowds of the arena cheering for him. He grins and lets out a final roar.]]
* TheHedonist
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* ILetGwenStacyDie: [[spoiler: Haunted by inadvertently causing the death of Melitta, the only woman he ever truly loved.]]
** In ''Vengeance'', [[spoiler: it's the death of a HookerWithAHeartOfGold he had grown fond of that drives him to side with Spartacus. He had tried to convince her to leave with him, while she had spoke too loudly about joining Spartacus' rebellion, and ended up crucified by Glaber's men.]]
* IndyPloy: Is particularly fond of this, most noticibly in episode six ''War of the Damned''.
--> '''Gannicus''': I will cause distraction and gain needed time.
--> '''Spartacus''': By what means?
--> '''Gannicus''': I have no fucking idea.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor: During ''Vengeance''.
* LadyKillerInLove: With Melitta and Sibyl.
* TheLancer: Shares this role with Crixus and Agron in ''War of the Damned''. He is the {{Foil}} and MovesetClone type
* LeParkour: One of his signature moves is to run up a wall and leap off in order to attack his opponent from above or get behind them.
* LightningBruiser
* LivingLegend
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* LooksLikeJesus: [[spoiler: He even died similar to him.]]
* LovableSexManiac
* MagneticHero
* MrFanservice
* OlderAndWiser: In ''Vengeance''.
* OnlySaneMan: Is quickly developing into this for the rebels as of ''War of the Damned''.
* PermaStubble
* ReallyGetsAround: Brothels to be exact.
* RebelLeader: ZigZagged. He refused Spartacus' initial offer to become one of his generals, but is still regarded as one of the rebel's best fighters thus giving him some authority. [[spoiler: Finally played straight in the GrandFinale.]]
* RedBaron: The God of the Arena.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: In ''Vengeance''.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: ZigZagged in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: He kidnapped Ilithyia and delivered her to Spartacus so he can kill the wife of his ArchEnemy, just like he did to his, for the sake of "stopping Spartacus' madness". Spartacus refused [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim for the exact same reason]], much to Gannicus' dismay. However, Gannicus joined the rebellion nonetheless, mainly due to what the Romans did to the slaves in Capua and to mend his friendship with Oenomaus.]]
** ScrewYourUltimatum: Overlaps with the above. [[spoiler: Glaber tried persuading him to join his men and ordered Ashur to make sure he (Gannicus) will. He responded by kidnapping Ilithyia and stabbing one of Ashur's men with his Rudus.]]
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Played with in the prequel. ''Gods of the Arena'' is a JustifiedTitle referring to his RedBaron and the people behind the GladiatorGames.
* SecretRelationship: Had a budding one with Melitta.
* SexEqualsLove: With Melitta.
* ShellShockedVeteran: In ''Vengeance''.
* SixthRanger: In ''Vengeance''. He gets promoted to one of Spartacus' (three) [[TheLancer Lancers]] in ''War of the Damned''.
* SmugSuper: At his worst.
* SupportingProtagonist: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* TemptingFate: He just loves to do this.
** From ''Gods of the Arena'' episode 2:
-->'''Melitta:''' "And what happens, brave Gannicus, when presented with circumstance you cannot laugh or fight your way clear of?"
-->'''Gannicus:''' "Well I may have to ''fuck'' my way clear of it!"
** From the GrandFinale::
-->'''Gannicus:''' "[[spoiler: I'm no martyr upon cross.]]"
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Gannicus claims that [[spoiler: [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he would have also partaken in massacre led by Crixus of the Roman families if Spartacus hadn't stopped him. Spartacus tells him he wouldn't have done it either way.]]]]

!!Melitta [-(Marisa Ramirez)-]
[[quoteright:167:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/350736_2_1616.jpg]]

->''"Some acts cannot be avoided when stripped of choice or clothes."''

Melitta is the wife of Oenomaus and servant in Batiatus' Ludus.
----
* [[spoiler: AccidentalMurder]]
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AmbiguouslyBrown
* BeautifulSlaveGirl: Subverted [[spoiler:initially. Lucretia, however, attempted to object when she was forced by Varus, Gaia and Batiatus to have sex with Gannicus and was visibly disgusted once outvoted by the majority.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Oenomaus and Gannicus are a GenderFlip of this trope.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen: Though it was closed when Gannicus revealed her dead body.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoomedByCanon[=/=]PosthumousCharacter: Oenomaus is a widow in ''Blood and Sand''. [[spoiler: [[AccidentalMurder The series shows why]].]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* HappilyMarried: To Oenomaus until the "Gannicus incident".
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Oenomaus.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LatinLover: She is Hispanic.
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: To both Gannicus and Oenomaus]]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex
* ModestyBedsheet: She sleeps in the nude.
* NeutralFemale
* SexEqualsLove: With Gannicus.
* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: To both Oenomaus and Gannicus.]]
* TeamMom: To the other slave girls.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Apparently, this is a requirement if you're Lucretia's body slave.
* YourCheatingHeart

!!Diona [-(Jessica Grace Smith)-]

->''"I pray that the next man I am forced to lie with will take my life."''

Diona is one of many slaves who serve Batiatus and Lucretia. She is a close friend of Naevia.
----
* AllWomenAreLustful
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Subverted. She is actually pretty sweet. [[spoiler: Double Subverted after she was raped.]]
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenBird
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GreenEyes
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Naevia. [[spoiler: At least until she left.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie]]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex
* NeutralFemale
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]: ''Repeatedly.''
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Naevia.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Two Girls]]: With Naevia.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]
* WomanInWhite
* [[spoiler: YankTheDogsChain]]

!!Doctore Ulpius [-(TemueraMorrison)-]
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/untitled5874757757557_9429.png]]

->''"Hubris: a fine quality, often possessed by cunts who perish from it."''

Ulpius was the Doctore of Batiatus' ludus before the title was passed on to Oenomaus. He is said to have held the position even during the time of Titus Batiatus.
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassInCharge
** BadassTeacher
** RetiredBadass
* BaldOfAwesome
* BrutalHonesty
* CoolTeacher
* DaChief
* DoomedByCanon: Oenomaus ''is'' Doctore in ''Blood and Sand'', after all. [[spoiler: [[KlingonPromotion The series shows why]].]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Much more compared to Oenomaus.
* AFatherToHisMen
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars
** CoveredWithScars
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* GrumpyOldMan
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MightyGlacier
* TheObiWan
* OldMaster
* SeriousBusiness
* SoProudOfYou: His " I have taught you well!" speech to Oenomaus is a very dark take of this trope.
* SternTeacher
* [[spoiler: [[SuicideByCop Suicide By Gladiator]]]]
* TeamDad
* TrainingFromHell
* UndyingLoyalty: To the elder Batiatus.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* WhipItGood

!!Dagan [-(Shane Rangi)-]

->''"Soon you join, cunt!"''

Dagan is a Syrian slave and gladiator in the House of Batiatus.
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
** [[spoiler: HandicappedBadass]]
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* BreakupBreakout: Is becoming this in his duo with Ashur. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, Ashur doesn't take being the LesserStar well.]]
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler:DeathByDisfigurement]]
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: After Ashur stabs him, he gave him a headbutt before succumbing to his wounds.]]
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* FunnyForeigner
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* TheUnintelligible: [[spoiler: He later learned to speak common tongue.]]

!!Auctus [-(Josef Brown)-]
[[quoteright:192:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/78dbcd392436cc3c3ec0b9c62af8b3c6_3220.jpg]]

->''"[[TheLancer You]] [[ArcWords are to die, at the end of my spear.]]"''

Auctus is a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus and former lover of Barca.
----
* BadassGay
* BladeOnAStick
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]: "Barca, has thaught you well..."
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* HardGay
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* JackOfAllStats
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkJock
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ManlyGay
* PetTheDog
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* YaoiGuys: With Barca.

[[/folder]]
----

[[folder:
[[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandProtagonistsVengeance Protagonists Introduced in Vengeance]]

!!Nasir [-(Pana Hema Taylor)-]
[[quoteright:206:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/32355_483751188346398_1826324368_n_6717.jpg]]

->''"Strike Jupiter and the Cilician from mind. I would have them of no concern to the one that holds my heart."''

Nasir is a young Syrian slave who is freed by Spartacus' rebellion. During the rebellion, he goes on to become the lover of Agron.
----
* ActionSurvivor: At first.
* {{Badass}}
Vengeance]]
** BadassGay
** TookALevelInBadass: Despite admitting that he's not a natural warrior, Nasir doesn't hesitate to learn how to fight or protect himself. By ''War of the Damned'', he's become quite the capable fighter and strategist.
* BattleCouple: With Agron.
* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Inverted, he lives happily ever after with Agron while almost everybody other character of note dies.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: To Agron.
* CanonForeigner
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: Goes on to live his life peacefully with Agron, his lover.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: Due to his slight stature, Nasir is nicknamed "little man" by many of the other rebels and gladiators. He is ''not'' amused.
-->'''Nasir:''' You suffer no wound?
-->'''Agron:''' The gods favor me, little man.
-->'''Nasir:''' Call me that again, and they shall turn from you.
* {{Expy}}: To Pietros. He's basically a characterization of what the latter could have been if he had learned to fight.
* FragileSpeedster: Nasir is much slighter than the other rebels, both in height and weight. As a direct result of this, he's been trained by Lugo to rely on quick reflexes and natural speed to fight effectively alongside the gladiators.
* GayBestFriend: To Chadara. Later to Naevia as well. [[spoiler: Despite her PTSD after enduring repeated rape and her initial discomfort with being touched even by her beloved Crixus, Naevia is frequently shown hanging around with Nasir]].
* GenreSavvy
* GoodCounterpart: To Ashur. Lampshaded by Crixus and Agron in his first episodes.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: And he succeeded excellently.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* MadeASlave
* ThatManIsDead: When he was a slave, he was named "Tiberius" by his dominus. When he becomes a rebel, he says to address him by his birth name, "Nasir".
* TheNapoleon
* NearDeathExperience: During the [[spoiler: Naevia]] RescueArc.
* NiceGuy: In ''War of the Damned''.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Chadara.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the second season.
* TheSmartGuy
* StraightGay
* TagAlongKid
* TookALevelInKindness: First appeared as an angry young man who even attempted to kill Spartacus.
* WeaponOfChoice: BladeOnAStick.
* YaoiGuys: With Agron.

!!Lucius Caelius [-(Peter [=McCauley=])-]
[[quoteright:245:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1301574656645456_7995.jpg]]

->''"The Gods finally fuck me to the afterlife... care to join me?"''

Lucius Caelius of the Caelian clan. His family was struck down through the proscription program implemented by Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a prominent Roman politician who achieved consulship in 88 BCE and ruled as Rome's dictator for three years until he retired.
----
* TheAlcoholic: In his introduction.
* ArcherArchetype: His preferred fighting style.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassTeacher: To Mira.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolOldGuy
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GuileHero
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: He is Roman.
** BoomerangBigot: Has a fanatical hatred of Romans.
* JadedWashout
* [[spoiler:KilledMidSentence]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightInSourArmor
* LongRangeFighter: A textbook example compared to Mira.
* TheObiWan: To Mira. [[spoiler: She died two episodes later after his death, though.]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead]]
* ScarfOfAssKicking
* TeamDad
* YouShallNotPass: Holds off the Egyptian and the other Romans. [[spoiler: Then the Egyptian just cuts his head off]].

!!Chadara [-(Bonnie Sveen)-]
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/615779-chadara_02_box_art_7066.jpg]]

->''"Freedom is not without cost. I pay with the only coin I have. As do you."''

Chadara is one of the many slaves that Spartacus and his men have freed. She is unsure of her place among the freed men and women, and attempts to secure a higher position (and protection) by using her body.
----
* AllWomenAreLustful
* [[spoiler:BloodFromTheMouth: Justified as she was shot through the throat.]]
* CanonForeigner
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]]
* FemmeFatale
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MsFanservice
* MyGirlIsASlut
* NeutralFemale
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Nasir.
* ReallyGetsAround: Mira eventually gets sick of it, and tells her to "Seize your destiny with your hands, not by spreading your legs." [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she takes this to mean betray the rebellion.]]
* [[spoiler:RewardedAsATraitorDeserves]]
* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Was attempting this before Mira killed her.]]
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the second season.
* SexEqualsLove
* SexIsLiberation
* ShipperOnDeck: A Nagron supporter.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler: She was ''literally'' at the receiving end of this.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity
* TheVamp

!!Saxa [-(Ellen Hollman)-]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/saxawnated_2162.jpg]]

->''"I again find myself...in your arms."''

Saxa is one of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship in Neapolis who become rebels under Spartacus' command.
----
* ActionGirl
* AllWomenAreLustful
* AmazonianBeauty
* AnythingThatMoves[=/=]BiTheWay: She certainly likes men, but gives Mira a kiss (on the lips) in victory. In ''War of the Damned'', she has a foursome with Gannicus and two other women at the start of season. At the end of the season, Belesa (the woman she gropes and kisses in "Decimation") is implied to be her lover.
* {{Badass}}: ''The'' most competent ActionGirl in the entire series.
* BareYourMidriff
* BattleCouple: With whoever she's with, currently Gannicus.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Sibyl's Betty for Gannicus.
* BloodKnight
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* ClingyJealousGirl: Double Subverted.
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Dies in Gannicus' arms. It's even referenced in her FamousLastWords]].
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DualWielding: [[KnifeNut Knives]], to be exact. According to WordOfGod, those are the Egyptian's knives.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: To Gannicus: "I once again find myself in your arms"]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot
* GratuitousGerman
* HotBlooded
* HulkSpeak: Once she learns "proper tongue".
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnifeNut
* LargeHam
* LightningBruiser: She can go toe-to-toe against the male fighters (rebels and Romans alike} and can defeat most of them with ease.
* MadeASlave
* MsFanservice: Played straight as of ''War of the Damned'', where she's featured in the season's first sex scene, along with Gannicus.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* PurpleIsPowerful: In ''War of the Damned''.
* ReallyGetsAround
* TheRival: With Sybil, for Gannicus.
* ShipTease: With Gannicus.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: After being stabbed in the stomach, she manages to kill the Roman who did it.]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only female among the rescued German slaves and the only German female in the show in general.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: She doesn't particularly like Mira. Mira is willing to work with her though.
* WeaponOfChoice: KnifeNut. Upgrades to the Egyptian's daggers
[[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandProtagonistsWarOfTheDamned Protagonists Introduced in War of The Damned.
the Damned]]
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies]]

!!Lugo [-(Barry Duffiel)-]
[[quoteright:201:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/untitled45796577578_95.png]]

->''"The man who kill Sedullus... is great warrior! And Lugo follow!"''

Lugo is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans
Antagonists:
** [[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandAntagonistsBloodAndSand Antagonists Introduced in Blood
and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He later becomes a strong rebel warrior under Spartacus' command.
----
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Manages to kill multiple Romans ''while'' on fire and ultimately screaming ''Fuck your mothers'' to the Romans before dying.]]
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: Is set on fire by a catapult shot, and ''keeps fighting.'' For a little while, anyway]].
Sand]]
** [[spoiler: ManOnFire]]
* MadeASlave
* MightyGlacier
* ThirdPersonPerson
* WeaponOfChoice: DropTheHammer.
* YouNoTakeCandle
* YourMom: To the Romans: "Fuck your mothers."
** [[spoiler:FamousLastWords]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Nasir.


!!Donar [-(Heath Jones)-]
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->''"You had me at whores."''

Donar is a former gladiator from Batiatus' Ludus. He escapes with Spartacus following the revolt, and becomes one
[[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandAntagonistsGodsOfTheArena Antagonists Introduced in Gods of the top warriors among the rebellion's ranks.
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* AnAxeToGrind. A hatchet
Arena]]
** [[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandAntagonistsVengeance Antagonists Introduced
in ''Vengeance'', upgrades to a BIGGER ONE in ''War of The Damned.''
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Donar is an alternate name for ''Thor''.
* {{Badass}}: Despite being injured a lot, dominates Caesar for most of their fight.
Vengeance]]
** BadassBeard
* BaldOfAwesome
* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled:]] [[spoiler: Takes his own life to deny Caesar the glory of killing him.]]
* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CrucifiedHeroShot: Posthumous.]]
* DentedIron: During his fight with [[spoiler: Ceasar, it's suggested he would have won if not for the wounds he had recieved the previous day.]]
* DeadpanSnarker. Many of of the things he says
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: See BetterToDieThanBeKilled.]]
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt:]] Lampshades it, saying [[spoiler: his own death would be of lesser note than Gannicus', when he chooses to stay behind with Gannicus to buy the rebels time to escape.]]
* MightyGlacier: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* [[NumberTwo Number Three]]: In the beginning of ''Vengeance'' he seems to be Spartacus' third in command, after Agron. By the time of ''War of the Damned'', he may be a high ranking soldier but isn't a general.
* RememberTheNewGuy: One of the many gladiators of Batiatus that was only seen and introduced in ''Vengeance''.

!!Nemetes [-(Ditch Davey)-]
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->''"You mistake intent. I do not offer charity, I offer exchange. Bread, for whatever coin you may know of yet undiscovered."''

Nemetes is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He becomes a prominent but restless rebel under Spartacus' command.
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* AintTooProudToBeg
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadassBeard: Until it becomes a BeardOfEvil.
* BattleCouple: With Saxa, until his KickTheDog (see below) actions in ''Vengeance'' cause her to dump him in disgust.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DirtyCoward
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* GlassCannon
* GratuitousGerman
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: His idea of getting Caesar to prove his loyalty is demanding that he rape and torture a Roman prisoner.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: Gets [[spoiler:Mira]] killed, and then blames [[NeverMyFault Spartacus]] for it. It earns him a savage beating.
** See IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LeeroyJenkins: It gets [[spoiler:Mira]] killed.
* MadeASlave
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''War of the Damned''.
* [[spoiler:RewardedAsATraitorDeserves:]].
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* SmugSnake
* TokenEvilTeammate: Represents everything that's evil in the rebel forces.
* TookALevelInJerkass
* [[spoiler: UngratefulBastard]]

!!Sedullus [-(Conan Stevens)-]

->''"Spill more Roman blood? Cock hardens at the fucking thought!"''

Sedullus is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He serves as the alpha male of his Germanic brethren.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBeard
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* TheGiant
* GratuitousGerman
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LargeAndInCharge
* MadeASlave
* MightyGlacier: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* [[spoiler: TeamKiller: Fortunately averted.]]
* [[spoiler: TokenEvilTeammate]]: Ultimately, which is very unfortunate.
* [[spoiler: UngratefulBastard]]
* TheUnintelligible
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* [[spoiler: WouldHitAGirl]]

[[/folder]]
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[[folder:
[[Characters/SpartacusBloodAndSandAntagonistsWarOfTheDamned Antagonists Introduced in War of the Damned]]

!!Sibyl [-(Gwendoline Taylor)-]
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->''"There is no life absent your touch."''

Sibyl is a young and beautiful Greek slave, rescued from Roman enslavement by Gannicus and the rebels in ''War of the Damned''. Now free, she wants a glimpse of affection from her savior.
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* [[spoiler: ActionSurvivor: Tried being one against Heracleo.]]
* BeautifulSlaveGirl
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty for Saxa's Veronica for Gannicus.
* BillingDisplacement
* CanonForeigner
* ChainPain: Uses a pair of shackles as a weapon against [[spoiler: Heracleo]], though is quickly disarmed.
* {{Chaste Hero}}ine: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted as she has sex with Gannicus.]]
* TheChick
* TheCutie
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* DoggedNiceGirl
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving slaves.]]
* FanservicePack
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple[=/=]TrueBlueFemininity: Her outfit has an overlapping blue and violet scheme.
* TheHeart: Particularly for Gannicus. He later comments she saved him, and ultimately it's indicated he's fighting for her.
* LastGirlWins: Subverted. [[spoiler:She is Gannicus' final, and perhaps true, love; but he ultimately dies.]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: For Gannicus.
* NeutralFemale
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RescueRomance: Fell in love with Gannicus after he rescued her from her Laurus.
* TheRival: With Saxa, for Gannicus.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Involving Gannicus in episode 6.
* ShrinkingViolet
* StalkingIsLove
* TeamMom: It's suggested that she was one to her fellow slaves, but it isn't shown.

!!Castus [-(Blessing Mokgohloa)-]
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->''"Would that I had been you for but a day."''

Castus is a Numidian pirate and the right-hand man of Heracleo. He later joins the rebellion after his allies' betrayal.
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* BadassBaritone
* BadassesWearBandanas
* BiTheWay
* BladeOnAStick
* BorrowedCatchphrase: While watching Nasir fight in make-shift arena, he borrow's Agron's "fuck the gods".
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* TheCharmer
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: The historical Castus died alongside Gannicus in the Third Servile War. Here, he's the second named character to die in the FinalBattle.]]
* DemotedToExtra: His role is given to Agron in the series.
** InNameOnly
* DecompositeCharacter: He only shares [[InNameOnly the name]] [[spoiler: and fate]] of the historical Castus, while Agron received the rest of the characterizations.
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DoomedByCanon
* GlassCannon: Justified as he is not [[WalkingShirtlessScene wearing any body protection.]]
* GuiltByCoincidence
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalInJoke: In relation to being DemotedToExtra in favor of Agron, their entire interactions was played a lot by the show runners.
** [[spoiler: FamousLastWords: His last words to Agron are, "Would that I could have been you for but a day...", though it's in reference to his love for Nasir.]]
** TheRival: Especially involving [[LoveTriangle Nasir]].
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]].
* NiceGuy
* NumberTwo: To Heracleo.
* {{Pirate}}
* RaceLift
* RedemptionQuest
* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* ReformedButRejected
* SixthRanger
* SmugSmiler
* TokenGoodTeammate: To the pirates.

!!Diotimos [-(Kelson Henderson)-]

->''"No. Yet absent fucking plan to be clothed or fed we must take matters into our own hands. Or risk early grave waiting for the Bringer of Fucking Rain to bless us with much needed shower."''

Diotimos is a former slave of Laurus who escaped and became a rebel in Spartacus' army.
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* ActionSurvivor
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* RightInFrontOfMe: He openly tells Spartacus that living conditions among the rebels were horrible. He didn't ''know'' he was talking to Spartacus and the latter taught he was just speaking with BrutalHonesty.
* TeamDad: It's suggested by Sibyl that he was one to both her and Laurus' other slaves.

!!Attius [-(Cohen Holloway)-]

->''"I drained six cups and found myself in a heated argument with an imaginary cat!"''

Attius is a Roman and a blacksmith in Sinuessa en Valle. He is a friend of Gannicus, whom he met when the latter gained his freedom.
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* ActionSurvivor
* TheBlacksmith
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler: ForgottenFallenFriend: One of the few fallen characters who wasn't honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: Averted, but doesn't help him against an insane Naevia.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: His [[WhatTheHellHero vocal disapproval of the rebel's treatment of their captives]] is part of what makes Naevia suspicious of him. That, and just being Roman.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Helps anyone who pays him enough, later reluctantly joins the rebellion since his helping Spartacus would mean he'd be executed for treason.
* ReluctantWarrior
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SixthRanger
* WhatTheHellHero: He calls the rebels out on their mistreatment of Roman civilians.
* WouldHitAGirl: Justified.

!! Heracleo [-(Vince Colisimo)-]
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->''"Did I not fucking warn you about my reach?! Ha!"''

Heracleo is the leader of a band of Cilician Pirates.
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* AdaptationExpansion[=/=]NamedByTheAdaptation: The historical Spartacus allied with [[spoiler: and was betrayed/abandoned by]] pirates, and Heracleo most definitely represents them.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: All the slaves warn Spartacus against trusting him citing his profession of a ''pirate''. [[spoiler: Turns out that he can be trusted after all as he helps Spartacus beat the Romans in a skirmish. But then he betrays the Rebels after the Romans offer more coin.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: The show's [[ArtisticLicenseHistory artistic license]] changes the sequence of events, placing his involvement earlier in the war than is historically accurate.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EnemyMine: Sides with Spartacus against the Romans. [[spoiler: Till some time at least.]]
* TheHedonist
* {{Jerkass}}
** [[spoiler: JerkWithAHeartOfJerk]]
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* TheLeader: Of the pirates.
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: But is then properly killed.]]
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he tells Gannicus that he cannot fight without risking the life of his woman (Sibyl), only for Gannicus to reply "She is not my woman."]].
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: [[spoiler: Double Subverted.]]
* {{Pirate}}
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Actually a SixthRangerTraitor.]]
* StoneWall: Has [[IncrediblyLamePun decent]] offensive skills, but his defense and counter-attacks are his real strong points.
* TokenEvilTeammate: ZigZagged.
* WouldHitAGirl

!!Sanus [-(Ray Anthony Parker)-]

->''"I saw it with my own fucking eyes in the heat of battle blood and brains, thick to the knee and Gannicus in the middle of it all strips to his fucking cock! Bellowing to the Romans to kneel before him and receive golden tribute!"''

Sanus is a Cilician rebel who is both a friend and admirer of Gannicus.
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* {{Acrofatic}}
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard
* BaldOfAwesome
* BlackBestFriend: For Gannicus.
* BigFun
* TheBigGuy
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* DualWielding
** AnAxeToGrind
* [[spoiler: DueToTheDead: One of the fallen characters honored in ''The Dead and the Dying''.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
** [[spoiler:KilledOffScreen]]
* [[spoiler: MauveShirt]]
* MightyGlacier
* RememberTheNewGuy
* ThirdPersonPerson
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]

!! Belesa [-(Luna Rioumina )-]
->''"Do not fall to the Romans, you wild cunt."''

A Thracian slave girl first appearing in "Decimation", eventually becoming Saxa's lover.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: A common trait for Thracian women.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She is attracted to Saxa for sure, but she also looked at Gannicus in a very flirtacious manner.
* BitCharacter
* [[spoiler:BuryYourGays: Averted]].
* CanonForeigner
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few characters to survive and escape to freedom.]]
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Gannicus certainly enjoyed seeing her and Saxa make out.
* LadyInRed
* MeaningfulName: Belesa means beauty, or pure beauty in Portuguese and Spanish.
* MsFanservice: Like all the other female characters.
* NeutralFemale: Is not a fighter.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: She is Thracian after all.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Mainly to Saxa.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: When first commanded to show her slave mark, she exposes her breasts to Saxa and Gannicus. Prompting him to quip they were "the most fearsome weapons yet exposed."
[[/folder]]
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'''Antagonists'''

[[folder: Introduced in Blood and Sand]]

!!Quintus Lentulus Batiatus [-(John Hannah)-]
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->''"I see things in men that they themselves have lost, small spark, an ember, I give it breath, tender, until it ignites in the arena."''

Batiatus is a Lanista, a trainer and trader of gladiators. He is head of his family's ludus in Capua, and is Dominus to Spartacus and most of the other gladiators that appear throughout the series. Batiatus is the son of Titus Lentulus Batiatus, and the husband of Lucretia.
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* ActionSurvivor
* AdaptationNameChange: The historical Batiatus was named Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus, not Quintus.
* AffablyEvil: As long as you don't screw with him, he is genuinely polite and oftentimes even kind. Betray him, however...
* BadassNormal: Is able to hold off a few gladiators until Spartacus arrives. He's not lacking in bravery or balls.
* BadBoss: In actuality. Though he likes to pretend he's a BenevolentBoss, and acts accordingly when it suits him.
* BigBad: Of Season 1.
* BerserkButton: When he's looked down upon due to his heritage.
* CatchPhrase: "Jupiter's cock!" might as well be his.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: Especially how he deals with Solonius]]
* ChewingTheScenery: As often as he possibly can. And it's delicious.
* ConsummateLiar
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He genuinely loves his wife Lucretia. [[spoiler:When Spartacus stops Batiatus from going to a wounded Lucretia, he throws the same words that Batiatus used on him to get him to fight in the arena, and rather than be a coward, [[VillainousValor Batiatus bravely but futilely attacks Spartacus to get to Lucretia]].]]
* EvilIsHammy
* FamilyBusiness
* FinaglesLaw: And he repeatedly lampshades it.
-->'''Batiatus:''' "Once again the gods spread the cheeks and ram cock in fucking ass..."
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* '''LargeHam''': The largest ham of them all.
* LastNameBasis
* LawOfInverseFertility
* PetTheDog: From time to time.
* ManipulativeBastard
* [[spoiler:MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: The entire prequel was Batiatus' dying flashback.]]
* SirSwearsALot: And in a show where virtually ''every'' character makes liberal use of the ClusterFBomb, that's really saying something.
-->'''Batiatus''': "I speak...of being ''fucked''! And I will not, ''not'' be ''fucked'', you fucking fuck, you fucking cock-sucking, you hemorrhoid-sucking fuck, '''you fuck!'''"
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* TragicVillain: While Batiatus by our modern standards is not the most moral of people, one can't help thinking that he would have been less evil if it wasn't for Lucretia either filling his ears with poison or pushing him to elevate his status. His father may have even unintentionally contributed to his increased ruthlessness.
* UnholyMatrimony: With Lucretia. The two have a great marriage and relationship, but despite the love they have for one another they are pretty villainous elsewhere. It can be argued that together they are darker than apart.
* VillainProtagonist: In ''Gods of the Arena'', though one could make a pretty convincing case that he's a NominalHero until the end. His rivals in the gladiator business are ''much'' worse than he is, he's a generous friend to Solonius (until their falling out) and despite planning it for a while, he can't bring himself to [[spoiler:murder his own father to secure his status.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: At the end, [[spoiler:When his life is crashing down on him.]] It is soon followed by...
* VillainousValor: [[spoiler:When Spartacus confronts Batiatus and stands between him and Lucretia, despite knowing he had no chance of victory, he fought anyway in a desperate attempt to reach his wounded wife.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Solonius.
* WouldHurtAChild
* YouCantFightFate: Invoked almost directly.
-->'''Batiatus:''' "A man must accept his fate. Or be destroyed by it."

!!Lucretia [-(LucyLawless)-]
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lucretia3-200x300_7128.jpg]]

->''"Quintus always wanted a son. Because of you, we shall have one."''

Lucretia is a Roman woman of moderate standing in the land of Capua and lives with her husband, Batiatus, in the villa above his ludus. Through her husband's (and to an extent her own) schemes, the couple manage to climb quite high on the social scale, only to fall after Spartacus seeks revenge and rebels.
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* [[spoiler: AcheyScars]]
* AllWomenAreLustful
* AndStarring
* AxCrazy: Turns out to be in season 2.
* BerserkButton: Trying to take Crixus away from her.
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil: When she's not a redhead.
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: Since nothing is known about the historical Batiatus.
* CloudCuckoolander: In ''Vengeance'' after she survives the slaughter at her house.
* ConsummateLiar
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide]]
** [[spoiler:DeathByFallingOver]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Genuinely loves her husband and would do anything for him, however her attempts to help Batiatus elevate his status makes him more darker. She also clearly liked Gaia and Melitta, grieving when both are killed even though the latter was a slave.
* EvilRedhead: When she's not a blonde. [[spoiler: The red wig is actually a MementoMacGuffin from her old friend, Gaia.]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]
* HollywoodHealing: Her recovery from [[spoiler: being stabbed in the womb with a sword by Crixus in an attempt to kill her and their unborn child]] is nothing short of miraculous. Especially since the care she received amounted to [[spoiler: some crude stitching performed by Ashur and she was living in the abandoned ludus under less than sanitary conditions]].
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: Ashur made this a point to her when he violated her.
* ImAHumanitarian: After the first SeasonFinale, [[there were numerous dead bodies in the house of Batiatus. By the season two premiere, they were all gone. Lucretia never left the house even after she was healed. Do the math.]]
** This doesn't really work out, since the dead Romans' families would have retrieved the bodies ASAP (traditionalists even believed proper funerary rites were required for the dead to find rest) and Ashur mentions bringing her food, which she doesn't dispute. Lucretia probably escaped notice because she had no family, and therefore no one was looking for her.
* IcyBlueEyes: The cold, calculating type.
* KaleidoscopeHair: She rotates between her natural hair color and various colored wigs. Later we find out she wears them to honor her old friend Gaia, whose wigs they originally were.
** BlondBrunetteRedhead
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LadyInRed: Her most common attire.
* LadyMacbeth
* LawOfInverseFertility: [[spoiler: She did get pregnant. But the father [[OffingTheOffspring stabbed her to the womb, killing the child]].]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: A lot of Lucretia's actions are motivated by her love for Batiatus and her desire to help him achieve his dreams.
** A telling example from ''Gods of the Arena'' is when it turns out [[spoiler:she was the one that poisoned Batiatus' father, because he didn't value him enough.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: To the core.
* [[spoiler: ObfuscatingInsanity]]
* TheOphelia: In ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: Or so it seems.]]
* PoisonousFriend
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Gaia. And we mean ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot romantic]]''.
* SanitySlippage: Revealed at the end of ''Vengeance'' to be quite mad.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: One could be forgiven for believing that the only reason she wears clothes ever is because fashion is a sign of wealth.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TheUnfettered
* TragicKeepsake: Her wigs turn out to be this. In ''Gods of the Arena'', we learn that the colored wigs Lucretia rotates between originally belonged to her friend Gaia, [[spoiler: who died a violent death in Lucretia's home]]. She wears them in honor of her memory. In ''Vengeance'' she doesn't wear them anymore because she lost her memory, [[spoiler: but is later forced to wear the red wig by Ashur, as a sign of his command over her. When Lucretia liberates herself from Ashur's influence, she throws the wig over the same cliff Gaia's body was thrown.]]
* UnholyMatrimony: With Batiatus, see above.
* [[spoiler: WidowWoman]]
* WomanScorned
* WouldHurtAChild: In her defense, she thinks she's doing [[spoiler: Illithyia's baby]] a favor.
* YourCheatingHeart: It should be noted though that Batiatus doesn't care, because her dalliance with Crixus makes her happy, and that's all he cares about.

!!Ashur [-(Nick E. Tarabay)-]
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->''"Whatever you need, Ashur provides."''

Ashur is an ex-gladiator in Batiatus' ludus and due to a conflict with Crixus prior to ''Blood and Sand'', he was crippled and forced to wear a brace on his right leg. Since then, he became Batiatus' errand boy, accompanying him into the city to aid in transactions or sometimes going alone for more private business. When Batiatus is killed, Ashur seeks out Glaber as a new patron to further his own desires. Using his years in the ludus, Ashur seeks to become a link between Spartacus and the Romans who are hunting him.
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Ashur uses the biblical metaphor "forbidden fruit" in regards to Naevia. He also fulfills many stereotypes of the GreedyJew, being a duplicitous money-grubber who is physically inferior to the other gladiators. Ashur comes from Syria, and some Syrians were Jews.
* ArchEnemy: To Crixus. Well, he considers Crixus his archenemy. Crixus, while contemptuous of him, doesn't share the feeling.
* [[spoiler:AssholeVictim]]
* {{Badass}}: Calling the guy a dick would be an understatement, just like calling him a skilled warrior would be an understatement.
** BadassBaritone
** HandicappedBadass: Subverted.
* BaldOfEvil: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BeardOfEvil: SUBVERTED. He loses the beard in Episode 6 of ''Vengeance'' [[PowerLimiter and almost instantly becomes MORE evil]].
* BerserkButton: Not getting any credit for all of the dirty work he does. Do not slap or touch his face, either
* CanonForeigner.
* CareerEndingInjury: The reason he resents Crixus so much.
* TheChewToy
* CombatPragmatist: He's just not skilled enough to win fighting honorably. So he doesn't. He will throw dirt in your eyes, ''remove'' your eye, use surprise attacks, concealed weapons, and any other dirty trick he can to walk away from a fight alive.
** Subverted minorly in ''Vengeance'', outside of a single dirty tactic, he managed to more than hold his own against Glaber's men.
* CreateYourOwnVillain
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Once he regains good favor, he is quick to [[RapeAsDrama repay Lucretia for past insults.]]]]
* TheDragon: To Glaber in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: After killing his original Dragon.]]
* DirtyCoward: In Season 1.
* DudeWheresMyRespect[=/=][[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Ashur]]: His main motivation. At first.
* EvilCripple
** GeniusCripple: Though his leg eventually heals.
* EvilGenius: Served as this for Batiatus; his cunning was crucial to Batiatus' plans.
* EvilGloating: On occasion, [[spoiler: and doing it once too often leads to his well-deserved death]]. You'd think such a savvy character would know better.
* EvilIsPetty: He enjoys nothing more than seeing his betters robbed of what they love most or exacting DisproportionateRetribution for perceived slights against him.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has nasty burn scars on his left shoulder from where he got tossed out of a ring of fire by Crixus.
* GoodWithNumbers: To the point that Batiatus appoints him his accountant.
* [[ImportantHaircut Important Beard Shave]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Gets exactly what he deserves. While fighting Naevia, who he has raped before, he gets too cocky. Naevia castrates him and then cuts his head off.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: KlingonPromotion]]: How he becomes [[spoiler: TheDragon to Glaber.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: Even when he was a gladiator, he usually had to resort to trickery to win.
* [[spoiler:MaritalRapeLicense]]
* MinoredInAssKicking
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:His speech to Doctore in the first season finale.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: The other gladiators tend not to take him too seriously. This is a mistake.
** ''Gods of the Arena'' shows that while he desired to be a gladiator, he was not a very good one. He eventually won matches in the arena, but was usually outclassed and had to resort to trickery to win. The other gladiators apparently remembered that he wasn't a good fighter, and forgot that he was ''very'' good at killing people with deception.
** Though even as a cripple, he managed to hold his own in a fist fight with Varro.
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Driven home in ''Vengeance''. While he's outmatched by other gladiators in previous series, he's still much tougher than your average soldier. He takes on a squad of Glaber's men to prove a point and ends up beating four of them to near-death.
* TheQuisling: In ''Vengeance''.
* TheReliableOne: Evil version.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Played straight.
* SevenDeadlySins: [[DrivenByEnvy He]] [[{{Revenge}} possess]] [[SmugSnake every]] [[GlorySeeker single]] [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil sin]] [[KlingonPromotion available]] but [[TheReliableOne sloth]].
* SmugSnake
* StoneWall: Even after he TookALevelInBadass, his offensive skills are still relatively weak compared to the rebels to qualify as a JackOfAllStats. However, his endurance and toughness makes up for it.
* TeamKiller
* TookALevelInBadass: A pretty big one as of ''Vengeance''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Again, in ''Vengeance''.
* TragicDream: Being a gladiator.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Tends to refer to himself this way.
* TheUnfettered

!!Ilithyia [-(Viva Bianca)-]
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->''"They are like something out of a fever dream. I mean, what if they went insane all at once, clamoring for blood?!"''

Ilithyia is a wealthy Roman woman, the daughter of Senator Albinius, and the wife of Praetor Gaius Claudius Glaber. She is close friends with Lucretia, however, their lively relationship is more than meets the eye.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AlphaBitch
* AxCrazy: Dear God. When she's angry, she's utterly terrifying. Just ask [[spoiler:Licinia.]]
* BeautyMark
* BackHandedCompliment: An absolute master of these.
* BerserkButton: Do not. Laugh. At Ilithyia. With her, sure. NEVER AT HER.
* BiTheWay
* BlondesAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: It's subtle compared to the usual examples in the show, though.]]
* CanonForeigner or NamedByTheAdaptation: Since nothing is know about the historical Glaber.
* DaddysGirl
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* [[spoiler: DyingAlone]]
* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* FemmeFatale
* HotMom: She's pregnant in ''Vengeance''. [[spoiler: Spartacus is the father due to the cruel BedTrick in season 1.]]
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Her breasts have more influence over politics than her husband does.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: If her BerserkButton is any indication.
* {{Jerkass}}: "Seal the fucking doors!"
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LadyMacbeth
* ManipulativeBitch: Made worse by the fact that she's incredibly shallow about who and what she wants, and so the goal she's manipulating people towards changes frequently.
* MsFanservice: She's naked ''a lot''.
* NakedInMink: In the pilot episode.
* NightmareFetishist
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her most well-known outfit.
* PregnantBadass: In ''Vengeance'', much to [[spoiler: Seppia]]'s misfortune.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In episode 3, the fastest one to receive this.
* RichBitch
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl
* StatuesqueStunner
* [[spoiler:TraumaticCSection]]
* UnholyMatrimony: While their relationship is rocky during ''Vengeance'', in the episode "Monster" they are definitely back to this.
-->'''Glaber''': We cannot be what we were.
-->'''Ilithyia''': Then let us be what we are. We have done terrible things to each other. I would see such venom turned outward, to those truly deserving of it- Seppia. The Senate. And the man they dispatch to steal your glory.
-->'''Glaber''': You would move against Varinius?
-->'''Ilithyia''': We are both monsters, Gaius. Let us be so together- and seize the fucking heavens!
** After which, to stress the point, they have sex covered in the blood [[spoiler: of Seppia, whose corpse is still floating in the pool next to them.]]
* TheVamp: In a scheme to rob Spartacus of his best friend.
* WomanScorned: Poor Seppia.
* YourCheatingHeart: She wanted to sleep with Crixus [[spoiler: and ended up with Spartacus]], and probably slept with both Numerius and Segovax as well. Also made a play to have her father dissolve her marriage to Glaber and remarry her to Varinius. She made it very clear to Varinius what was in it for him.

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!!Gaius Claudius Glaber [-(Craig Parker)-]
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->''"The shadow of Rome is vast, and you, Thracian, will die under it."''

Glaber is a Roman commander awarded the title of Legatus, and later Praetor. He is married to Senator Albinius's favored daughter, Ilithyia, who both supports her husband's actions politically and emotionally, by personally seeing to it that Glaber's greatest enemy, Spartacus, suffers as much pain as possible. Glaber serves as the main antagonist for the second season of Spartacus, and in the first season is a personal antagonist for Spartacus himself as Glaber enslaved both him and his wife Sura.
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* AdaptationExpansion
* ArchEnemy: To Spartacus. Interestingly, he doesn't see Spartacus the same way until he starts projecting all his problems onto the man.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking
* {{Badass}}: For all his shortcomings, and they are ''many'', he's proven that he has some serious chops when it comes to combat, holding his own in a brief sword fight with Spartacus and dodging a spear that would have gone straight through his skull.
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge: Downplayed.
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
* BiggerBad: In Season 1.
** BigBad: In Season 2 ''Vengeance''.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: ''Brutally'' justified.]]
* ButNotTooWhite: Has an absolutely perfect, utterly uniform tan on his ''entire'' body. How exactly he accomplished this given that he wears armor most of the time is a complete mystery.
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd: Tells Spartacus that his death will only mean legions will come to hunt and kill Spartacus. Spartacus's response is to put a sword through his mouth.]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Crassus was still to come.
* DoomedByCanon
* DudeWheresMyRespect: In ''Vengeance'' he learns that despite his rank and armies, he is not respected or liked by the Senate. Ilithyia's father in particular doesn't like him.
** Thing is, whereas with Batiatus and Ashur we see they are cunning and resourceful enough to be deserving some of the respect they're denied, with Glaber, it really comes as no surprise he's thought of as a joke.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even he is creeped out when he realizes Seppius [[BrotherSisterIncest is in love with his sister Seppia.]]
** He also holds disdain or disgust for Cossitius. Whether this because of Cossitius' fondness for rape, or some more personal reason is unknown.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Defied.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems like a nice enough guy in the pilot episode...for about 10 minutes.
* TheFool
* GeneralRipper
* GlassCannon
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: To the mouth.]]
* IncomingHam
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* KickTheDog: Take your pick. When he taunts Spartacus over his wife's likely multiple rapes as a slave? Or when he strikes his wife and leaves her to the mercy of [[PoisonousFriend Lucretia and Batiatus.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KnightTemplar
* LargeHam: In ''Vengeance''. It's like he's trying to make up for the lack of Batiatus.
* LastNameBasis
* MrFanservice: Is very well-built, tanned and completely shaved. He is shown naked several times, complete with MaleFrontalNudity.
* [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promotion to Closing Credits]]: In ''Vengeance''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Aside from his involvement in the Third Servile War (the offical name for Spartacus' rebellion) almost nothing is known about the historical Glaber. Despite rising to the rank of Praetor, he was an ultimately insignificant politician, and historians cite him being dispatched against the rebels as a sign of how little Rome thought of Spartacus. Even his death is unrecorded; while it's mentioned his force was destroyed at Vesuvius, Glaber himself simply drops out of the historical record. Aside from giving him a personal connection to Spartacus, the show's portrayal of Glaber matches up with this pretty well; see DudeWheresMyRespect, above.
* SmugSnake
* UnholyMatrimony: With Ilithyia, see above.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Him pulling this on Ashur is only narrowly subverted.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
* YourCheatingHeart: By the time his marriage with Ilithyia was on the rocks, he begins sleeping with [[spoiler: Seppia]].

!!Albinius [-(Kevin J. Wilson)-]
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->''"You brought the Thracian to Roman soil Gaius. You granted patronage to that grinning shit Batiatus a breath before his house fell to massacre."''

Albinius is a Roman Senator and father of Ilithyia. He plays a minor role throughout the series, although his role increases in ''Vengeance''.
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* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead: In ''Vengeance''.]]
* CanonForeigner
* CorruptPolitician: Clearly wields a lot of influence in the Senate, and uses it in the grand tradition of Roman patronage to advance those he personally favors (e.g. Varinius) and cut down those he does not (e.g. Glaber).
* DirtyOldMan
* EntitledBastard: In ''Vengeance'', [[spoiler: he asked Glaber for help after he was pinned by the debris of the collapsing arena. Prior to this, he insulted and mocked Glaber ''numerous times''. Glaber's response?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Glaber:''' "[[TheDogBitesBack I'm not stupid as you and your daughter think I am]]! (Cue OhCrap)]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* PutOnABus: After the pilot episode.
** TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Marcus Decius Solonius [-(Craig Walsh-Wrightson)-]
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->''"You take the wrong life. Your master Batiatus, is the villain."''

Marcus Decius Solonius is a Lanista of Capua and is Batiatus' nemesis and chief rival.
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* BadassGrandpa: He is incredibly ripped, [[spoiler: and puts up a good fight against Spartacus.]]
* [[spoiler: BadassNormal]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CondemnedContestant]]
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* DirtyOldMan
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* [[spoiler:FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* GrandpaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LastNameBasis
* [[spoiler:OffWithHisHead]]
* SilverFox
* SmugSnake
* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Batiatus.

!!Licinia [-(Brooke Harman)-]
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->''"I would lay eyes upon a real gladiator. Bring Spartacus up."''

Licinia is an upper-class Roman, married without kids, cousin to the wealthy Marcus Crassus, and a close friend of Ilithyia.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AlphaBitch
* BlondesAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: And brutally so.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex: She wasn't killed because she had sex with someone. She was killed because she laughed at someone (read: Ilithyia) who was [[BedTrick tricked]] into having sex with someone (read: Spartacus) ''she'' was supposed to have sex with.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: Her hand was chopped off from her corpse in order to blackmail Ilithyia, her murderer. In short she was used as ThePawn even in death.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LawOfInverseFertility
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: ZigZagged. Batiatus showed her (right) hand, but the rest of the body is kept hidden, probably forever.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Laughing at Ilithyia.]]
* TrueBlueFemininity
* UglyGuyHotWife
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: Or whatever little she was wearing.]]
* WithFriendsLikeThese

!!Titus Calavius [-(John Bach)-]

->''"You are beneath me, and you always will be, in this life or the next!"''

Calavius is a high-standing Roman Magistrate, husband of Domitia, and proud father of Numerius.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Numerius Calavius [-(Lliam Powell)-]
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->''"Varro? He deserved to die. He was nothing..."''

Numerius is the son of Roman Magistrate Titus Calavius and his wife, Domitia
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: At first he seems like a nice enough kid, perhaps a little too thrilled by watching people kill each other, but hey, ValuesDissonance, right? He worships the ground Spartacus walks on and treats him with admiration, even though he's a slave, so he can't be all bad. [[spoiler: Then he orders Spartacus to kill Varro, his best friend. Ok, he was manipulated into it by Illythia, just a dumb kid mesmerized by a nice pair of tits, right? Wrong. When confronted about Varro's death by Aurelia, he coldly says that "He was nothing. He deserved to die." However nice this kid might seem, he serves as perhaps the coldest reminder that to the Roman Elite, slaves are nothing but playthings to be discarded on a whim.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Inverted with Spartacus. He idolizes the champion gladiator and Spartacus, in return, was quite fond of him. But after he [[spoiler: ordered Varro's death]], Spartacus has openly expressed his disdain for him.
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* RoyalBrat: His father isn't royalty, but he's damn close.
* TeensAreMonsters
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]

!!Aulus [-(Mark Mitchinson)-]

->''"Place foot on me again and find yourself once more a cripple!"''

Aulus is Batiatus' 'handyman', doing whatever errand or dirty work he requests.
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* ActionSurvivor
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* BeardOfEvil
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGunman: He's not just a simple "handyman", he is [[spoiler: the one who spilled the beans to Spartacus regarding Sura's murder, thus kickstarting the GladiatorRevolt.]]
* [[spoiler: DirtyCoward]]
* DirtyOldMan
* TheHedonist
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Killed Sura, by orders of Batiatus.]]
* HotBlooded
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* [[spoiler: RewardedAsATraitorDeserves]]
* SmugSnake
* WouldHitAGirl

!!Mecato [-(Greg Ward)-]

->''"How you will stir the crowd!"''

Mercato is a Roman politician and noble of Capua. He is the grandson of Marcus Minucius Rufus, famed conqueror of the Thracians.
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* AffablyEvil
* AntiVillain
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* BaldOfEvil: Downplayed.
* BenevolentBoss
* CanonForeigner: Possibly not. His aforementioned grandfather did exist in real life.
* [[spoiler: DroppedAbridgeOnHim]]
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NonActionGuy
* PutOnABus: After episode 7 of ''Blood and Sand''.
** TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.

!!Theokoles [-(Reuben De Jong)-]
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->''"Capua! Shall I begin?"''

Theokoles was a legendary Greek gladiator and was also known as the Shadow of Death.
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* TheAce
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: His origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3qewAh7gE0 as related in the prequel motion comic]], paints him more as one of these.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** RetiredBadass
* TheBrute
* CanonForeigner
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: On both sides in fact.
* DentedIron: By the time Spartacus and Crixus fight him, his body is essentially a mass of scar tissue, and he's been retired for several years. If his fight with Oenomeus in the prequal comic is anything to go by, during his prime he was likely the single most dangerous fighter within series canon.
* DisappearedDad: Had one; supposedly a Spartan soldier.
* TheDreaded
* DualWielding {{BFS}}
* EvilAlbino
* TheGiant
* HeroKiller: He nearly killed Oenomaus and Crixus. In fact, he was the reason the former was forced to retire from fighting.
* HeroOfAnotherStory
* ImplacableMan
* IronicEcho[=/=]BorrowedCatchphrase: "Capua, shall ''I'' begin?"
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LivingLegend
* MightyGlacier: Downplayed. He is fast but his lower body lacks agility. [[LightningBruiser His hand movement and swordplay on the other hand...]]
* NobleDemon: Had Oenomaus dead to rights in their fight before noticing his wife in the crowd. He stopped his assault, offering to let Oenomaus take is sword back up(said sword was sticking out of Theokoles' shoulder at the time) so they could continue on equal footing, only for the match to be declared a draw then and there.
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead]]
* OneManArmy: Once killed ''100 opponents at once''.
* OutWithABang: Apparently the first woman he slept with didn't survive the encounter, not out of any malicious intention on Theokoles' part, but rather simply because he didn't know his own strength.
* RedBaron: The Shadow of Death.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* TragicMonster
* WifeBasherBasher: In the prequel comic, harming a woman in his presence will get you killed.
* WorthyOpponent: He seemed to consider Oenomaus to be one if the prequel comic is anything to go by. Oenomaus, however, felt nothing but disdain and resentment towards him.

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[[folder: Introduced in Gods Of The Arena]]

!!Gaia [-(Jamie Murray)-]
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->''"Gannicus? That Celt with the ridiculously charming smile?"''

Gaia is a recently widowed Roman woman of Capua and close childhood friend of Lucretia.
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* AllWomenAreLustful
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]].
* BenevolentBoss: ZigZagged.
* BiTheWay
* BlondBrunetteRedhead: She's naturally a [[RavenHairIvorySkin brunette]], but wears blond and red wigs on occasion.
* CanonForeigner
* TheCharmer
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: Tullius killed her by smashing her in the head. The impact [[{{Squick}} caused a hole]] in her head.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathBySex]]
* [[spoiler: DiesWideOpen]]
* FemmeFatale
* KaleidoscopeHair
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LovableAlphaBitch: She's no saint, but she ain't ''that'' bad, either. At least compared to Ilithyia and Lucretia.
* ManipulativeBitch
* [[spoiler: NeverFoundTheBody: The elder Batiatus ordered his men to throw her corpse off the cliff to avoid any form of scandal.]]
* NeutralFemale
* PetTheDog
* ReallyGetsAround
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Lucretia. And we mean ''[[GirlOnGirlIsHot romantic]]''.
* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: For both Lucretia and Batiatus.]]
* WidowWoman

!!Titus Lentulus Batiatus [-(Jeffrey Thomas)-]
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->''"You seek to ply me with honeyed wine? You find my weakness, and I would have it exploited."''

Titus Lentulus Batiatus is the father of Quintus Lentulus Batiatus and Paterfamilias (head) of The House of Batiatus in ''Gods of the Arena''.
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* AdaptationExpansion
* [[AloofBigBrother Aloof Dad]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]].
* BenevolentBoss: He is shown to be well-loved by his slaves. Oenomaus' flashbacks in ''Vengeance'' also shows this. Of course, this is relative to other bosses who have slaves fight to the death for entertainment and profit. The difference seems to be that he doesn't [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] them or send them to [[AFateWorseThanDeath the mines]] without provocation.
* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth]]
* CoolOldGuy: Downplayed.
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd: Was ''crawling'' after Lucretia while the poison he has is taking effect.]]
* FamilyBusiness
* TheFettered: In stark contrast to his son.
* FirstNameBasis
* GrumpyOldMan: Downplayed.
* IllBoy: He suffers from an IncurableCoughOfDeath. [[spoiler: It was actually caused by his daughter-in-law.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Downplayed.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ALighterShadeOfGray
* NamedByTheAdaptation
* NonActionGuy
* ObnoxiousInLaws
* ThePatriarch
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TeamDad: Even to his slaves.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Batiatus wants his father's approval, but even an old lanista such as Titus can't approve of everything his son has done. Ironically, he threatens to disown Batiatus for one of his few good qualities-- his genuine devotion to Lucretia.

!!Tullius [-(Stephen Lovatt)-]
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->''"Reconsider your answer, or be excluded from the games forever."''

Tullius is a rich merchant and former soldier, and sits among the elite Roman class of Capua.
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* ArchEnemy: To Batiatus.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* BigBad: In ''Gods of the Arena''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* [[spoiler: BuriedAlive: Though as he was stabbed first, it probably didn't last long.]]
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DefiantToTheEnd]]
* FauxAffablyEvil
* '''{{Jerkass}}'''
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: And pee on them as well.
* MinoredInAssKicking
* RetiredBadass
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: He murders a woman just to prove he can.
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* WouldHitAGirl: In fact, he'd kill one.

!!Vetius [-(Gareth Williams)-]

->''"Words fall from your mouth like shit from ass!"''

Vettius is a young lanista in Capua.
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* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To Tullius.
* [[spoiler: TheExile: Was forced to be this due to his deal with Solonius.]]
* {{Jerkass}}
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
* TheRival: To Batiatus.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: WhatHappenedToTheMouse]]

!!Quinctilius Varus [-(Peter Feeney)-]

->''"Have him fuck this one and I shall watch."''

Quinctilius Varus is a Roman of high social standing.
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* CanonForeigner
* DepravedHomosexual
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of ''Gods of the Arena''.
* SmugSnake
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

!!Cossutius [-(Jason Hood)-]
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->''"This world is filled with the grotesque and the divine."''

Cossutius is a Roman of high social standing and a close friend of Varus.
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* AllMenArePerverts
* TheBusCameBack: In ''Vengeance''.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]]
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Somewhat. He apparently recognizes the slave he had raped at her execution, but does not remember her name.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He talks about how purity and ugliness coexist, and proves it by having a dirty and smelly gladiator rape the beautiful [[spoiler: Diona]]. Not content with that, he decides to anally rape her ''at the same time''. This shows about all we need to know about him.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* [[spoiler:ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice]]
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: Finally gets to experience "unpleasant penetration"]]
* KarmaHoudini: For ''Gods of the Arena''. [[spoiler: He gets his in ''Vengeance'']].
* NonActionGuy
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: He is shown as an especially disgusting Roman by fondness for rape. Then there's his comment about how none of his slaves are virgins...
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* TortureTechnician: Like most Roman elite. Demonstrates it on the captured Gaul in ''Vengeance''. He chooses to slice off the gladiator's breast.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[spoiler:Was going to take a spear through the mouth (which would have been even ''more'' karmic), but the special effects were too costly. So it was changed to the chest]].

!!Caburus [-(Joel Oliver)-]

->''"Capua!!"''

Caburus is a mighty gladiator and champion of the House of Vettius and later the House of Solonius. he is despised by professional gladiators and lanista because he is purposely matched against smaller and weaker gladiators.
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* AndShowItToYou: His first fight ends with him ripping his opponent's heart out.
* {{Badass}}: Gives both Gannicus and Crixus a run for their money.
* BigBad: Acts as one for the arena.
** TheBrute
* TheBully: His opponents are usually smaller and weaker than him. Though admittedly, he didn't choose them.
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: And holy shit how!]]
* EvilMakesYouUgly: Compared to the good looking gladiators from Batiatus, he has a swollen eye and nasty teeth.
* FinalBoss: The last gladiator standing against the house of Batiatus in the finale.
* TheGiant
* GratuitousGerman
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* KingMook
* LargeAndInCharge: Second only to Theokoles as the tallest gladiator in the series.
* MightyGlacier
* OneManArmy: The only gladiator of Solonius who defeats many of Batiatus' gladiators.
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Executes escaped slaves in the opening of the arena, two of which are women. [[spoiler: One of those two is Diona.]]

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[[folder: Introduced in Vengeance]]

!!Publius Varinius [-(Brett Tucker)-]
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->''"Crassus? Yes, I have dined and bathed with him on many occasions. A man large of coin, small of cock."''

Publius Varinius is a high-ranking Praetor in the Roman Senate. His power and influence rivals Glaber’s own, causing much friction between the two as Varinius seeks to use Spartacus' rebellion as a way to gain favor for himself in the Republic, and knows that catching Spartacus would bring him glory.
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* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChickMagnet
* CompositeCharacter: Possibly. Sources differ on whether there were two Roman generals "Publius" ''and'' "Varinius", or a single "Publius Varinius".
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation: Historical records indicate that Varinius survived the war, though "was nearly captured".]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DirtyCoward
* HarmlessVillain: Tall, well-built and looks fetching in armor. Largely ineffectual in a fight though, and it is clear that a great deal of his political influence stems from the fact that Albinius likes him.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Although in real life, he didn't fight Spartacus until ''after'' Glaber's defeat.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* LastNameBasis
* ManInWhite
* TheRival: To Glaber.
* SixthRanger: To Glaber's squad.
* SmugSnake

!!Seppius [-(Tom Hobbs)-]
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Seppius is a young Roman noble and older brother of Seppia. In ''Vengeance'', he leads a local militia intent on capturing Spartacus.
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* [[spoiler: BloodFromTheMouth: In the night Glaber murders him.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: One sided in his part.
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGun: His bracelet.
* CrazyJealousGuy
* [[spoiler:DefiantToTheEnd]]
* TheDragon: To Varnius.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* [[spoiler: TheUnfought]]
* [[spoiler: WhiteShirtOfDeath: He's not really wearing a "shirt", but you get the idea.]]

!!Seppia [-(Hanna Mangan-Lawrence)-]
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->''"Is he not handsome and rich...and of means!"''

Seppia is the beautiful younger sister of Seppius, whose youthful innocence hides a much more cunning and devious nature.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* CanonForeigner
* CryCute
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Gets horrified when the Roman Elite are stabbing and murdering a helpless slave ForTheEvulz.
* GenkiGirl
* IncestSubtext: She and Seppius definitely put out a kinky vibe, especially in the scene where they share a mouth-on-mouth kiss.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* [[LikesOlderWomen Likes Older Men]]: Both Varnius and [[spoiler: Glaber]] are more than ten years her senior.
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RichBitch
* [[spoiler: SlashedThroat]]
* [[spoiler: [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: It leads to her death.]]

!!The Egyptian [-(Stephen Dunlevy)-]
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The Egyptian is a mysterious character who works as a member of Ashur's Group.
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* {{Badass}}
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* TheBrute
** TheDragon: To Ashur.
* TheDreaded: But only to the Romans. There's no indication the rebels have even heard of him.
* CanonForeigner
* DualWielding[=/=]KnifeNut
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him The Egyptian]]
* TheGiant
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: He slew Oenomaus and Lucius. He nearly killed Crixus as well.]]
* ImplacableMan
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* LightningBruiser
* NoNameGiven
* PsychoForHire
* TheStoic
* TheVoiceless

!!Marcus [-(Luke Pegler)-]

Marcus is the Military Tribune of Gaius Claudius Glaber.
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* AttackAttackAttack: Unfortunately for him, RealityEnsues.
* BadassNormal: Gets into not one but two swordfights with Spartacus without being killed instantly.
* BadBoss: By the end of episode 4, you'd be forgiven for thinking that he ''wants'' his men to all get killed.
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CanonForeigner
* DefiantToTheEnd
* TheDragon: Subverted – turns out he's more of a MookLieutenant. He is, however, the only fallen soldier that Glaber actually mourns.
* GeneralFailure: Refuses to change his tactics even after Spartacus slaughters several of his patrols piecemeal.
* GlassCannon
* HonourBeforeReason: After being wounded, he calls out for his last squad of reinforcements. Ashur knows that they won't make any difference, but Marcus seems to think dying to the last man is better than letting Spartacus escape. [[spoiler: Ashur doesn't agree, so he kills him.]]
* KilledOffForReal
* ModernMajorGeneral: Has some clever ideas off the battlefield, but proves to be an utterly inept commander. Perhaps TruthInTelevision, since a lot of Roman commanders ''were'' politicians rather than soldiers.
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Salvius [-(Paul Glover)-]

Salvius is a soldier, and later Tribune, serving under Glaber.
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* ButtMonkey: Him getting beaten up by various characters verges on a RunningJoke. Also, despite being an experienced soldier who handles most of the army logistics and demonstrates UndyingLoyalty to his commander, he gets sidelined by said commander in favor of a SmugSnake slave.
* CanonForeigner
* TheChewToy
* GenreSavvy: When the heroes show up, his usual response is to take cover. Perfectly justified due to his experience in episode 5.
-->'''Salvius:''' "Kill them!" *Charges in and suffers an immediate OneHitKO*
* [[spoiler: HeroKiller: Kills Mira with a thrown axe, although his intended target was Spartacus. Nevertheless, this still makes him the only Roman to kill a significant member of the rebellion in ''Vengeance''.]]
* InterruptedIntimacy: You've got to admire his poker face when he walks in on [[spoiler: Glaber cheating on his wife with Seppia, to report the kidnapping of said wife no less.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* MookLieutenant: Takes over this role after Marcus is killed.
* NotInTheFace: Happens to him repeatedly, first by [[OneHitKO Spartacus]], then by [[UnderestimatingBadassery Ashur]], and then by Spartacus again ([[spoiler: fatally]]) in the finale.
* [[spoiler: NotSoHarmlessVillain]]
* ScarsAreForever: Averted - he bounces back surprisingly well from repeated face-smashings.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: An unusual villainous example, though subverted. Spartacus is fast enough to dodge it, [[spoiler: but Mira (who was behind him) isn't.]]
* VillainousValour: In ''Balance'', he saves Glaber's life from Spartacus, despite being disarmed at the time. He is also the last man standing in Glaber's defence in the finale.
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[[folder: Introduced in War of the Damned]]

!!Marcus Lucinius Crassus [-(Simon Merells)-]
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->''"A man's true enemy is doubt, a thing I would not carry into battle against Spartacus."''

Marcus Licinius Crassus is the richest man in Rome and a senator of the Republic. Envied and despised by the highborn among the Senate, he craves the power and respect that defeating Spartacus and his rebel army would bring him.
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* TheAce
* ActionDad
* AffablyEvil: Genuinely nice to his slaves, generally charming and polite but also a scheming politician and a brutal fighter. Is not so much evil as a firm believer of IDidWhatIHadToDo.
* AnimalMotifs: His emblem is [[EverythingsBetterWithCows the bull]].
* AntiHero: Is a Type III/IV at the start. Becomes Type V when [[spoiler: he sacrifices his own troops.]]
* AntiVillain: Type III/Type IV.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade: The show portrays him as considerably more cunning, competent, and all around more badass than most historians would credit the actual Marcus Crassus, who is generally remembered as a [[GeneralFailure poor general]] (albeit a damn good CorruptCorporateExecutive). Though it's reasonable for the show, after the cunning but physically unintimidating Batiatus, and the militarily powerful but foolish Glaber, to have a truly impressive villain for a change.
* BadBoss: Reconstructed, while he is harsh to his troops, it's to ensure that they fear their commanders more than the enemy and are thus willing to give their all to win a battle.
* BenevolentBoss: He respects and values his slaves, a stark contrast to the other Roman villains.
* BareHandedBladeBlock
* BigBad[=/=]FinalBoss: In ''War of the Damned''.
* BrainyBrunette
* CelebrityResemblance: A RealLife example. Simon Merells looks a lot more like an older version of the historical Caesar than Todd Lasance does.
* ChekhovsGunman: He was mentioned by the Romans a lot during the first two seasons.
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted. The [[BareHandedBladeBlock neat trick]] he displays in S4E1 that allows him to best his gladiator slave and win the fight? Doesn't work against Spartacus.]]
* TheChessmaster
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: His rapport with his slaves allows him to think like Spartacus. He also has a champion gladiator train him, so that he is prepared to fight other gladiators.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: While the other members of the Roman senate seem to respect his skills, they blatantly show and voice their dislike for him.
* GeniusBruiser
* GlassCannon: While he can definitely go toe-to-toe against champion-level gladiators, his defensive skills are notably lackluster, especially while on a horse. [[DownplayedTrope He complements this]] by being a DangerouslyGenreSavvy GeniusBruiser.
** Hilarus actually stated this while training him. Crassus later on responded with the latter.
-->'''Hilarus:''' "[[TheAce You are quick of study.]] Yet you are open flank to injury."
-->'''Crasuss:''' "Knowledge and patience. The only counter to (an opponent with) greater skill."
* GoodParents: He is a strict but fair father who tells his son off for making mistakes but rewards him as well. Somewhat subverted in that, while he is well-intentioned, he is way too harsh sometimes.[[note]]By "way too harsh", we mean he forces his son to participate in decimation, knowing there's a one in ten chance his son will die in the process. He justifies this by saying he's treating his son as any other soldier, but even by the standards of the time, decimation was considered a harsh and brutal punishment.[[/note]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade: Roman historians didn't record what portion of his force Crassus decimated, but the debate between modern historians is whether he decimated the legions that he absorbed from the praetors who failed before he took command, or the ones led by Mummius who attacked without orders and were routed, or ''all'' of his legions. For perspective, the first would put the total at somewhere between eight and nine thousand, and the last forty to fifty thousand, not the paltry fifty men portrayed in the series.
* [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Antihero Upgrade]]: Also this, since the historical Crassus wasn't as competent as the guy we see onscreen. In fact, later historians chew him out for bragging about his role in putting down the servile revolt, an undertaking that wasn't exactly overly respectable by Roman standards (not because of the cruelty involved, but because slaves weren't considered worthy enemies).
* HotDad
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Uses this to justify crucifying Kore. While he understands why she joined the rebels and forgives her for it, too many Romans know that she did for him to spare her.]]
* JokerImmunity
* KnightTemplar: Has shades of this. Thinks he is the hero from his POV and Spartacus the villain and vice versa from Spartacus' POV. He is much more ruthless in disposing off people who serve him no purpose though.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: He doesn't protest Pompey stealing credit for his victory, accepting that Pompey's claim has already been acknowledged by the Senate and that if he supports it they can be allies. This is in contrast to the historical Crassus, who held a long standing grudge against Pompey after the war(which was eventually mediated by Ceasar, incidently), and their term as Co-Consul could best be described as TeethClenchedTeamwork.]]
* LastNameBasis
* TheLeader: Like Spartacus, fits all types sans Type III.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: How he justifies slavery while still recognizing slaves' humanity.
* {{Nepotism}}: Double Subverted.
* NotSoDifferent: Recognizes the similarities between himself and Spartacus. They are both fighting for what they believe in, and see themselves as the hero and the other as the villain.
** [[spoiler: In the finale, its alluded that the two could have been friends in alternate lives. Both had great respect for each other despite despising each other's methods. They were even able to parley peacefully and shake hands at the end.]]
*** [[spoiler: Ultimately defied; when Crassus says he wishes Spartacus had been a Roman, so they may have stood beside each other, Spartacus replies he considers it a blessing that it was not so. Whatever respect these two men may share for one another's intelligence and competence, their ideals are vastly different.]]
* PlayingWithATrope: It's actually a lot easier to count the tropes that he played straight.
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: He and his army did defeat Spartacus' army, but Pompey stole the credit and glory.]]
* TheStrategist
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* {{Ubermensch}}: He fits the description perfectly.
* UnderEstimatingBadassery: He takes Spartacus seriously, to the point of having tunnel vision towards him. He underestimates those who follow him, such as Crixus.[[spoiler: And then subverted.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Spartacus as such, in contrast to [[SmugSnake Batiatus and Glaber]].
* YourCheatingHeart: He hangs out with and sleeps with his slave girl Kore more often than his wife Tertulla.

!!Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [-(Todd Lasance)-]
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->''"Must Julius Fucking Caesar risk life to kill every last rebel himself?"''

Julius Caesar is a young rogue from an esteemed lineage. He will join along side with Marcus Licinius Crassus as the devoted antagonist. His deadly intelligence and leadership will be brought to bear against the rebellion as he begins his ascent towards the all-powerful ruler he will one day become.
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* AdaptationalVillainy
* AdaptationDyeJob: The real life Caesar is/was EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette.
* AntiVillain: Type I. Averted when dealing with the rebels whom he enjoys killing.
* AnythingThatMoves: Which is TruthInTelevision for the real life Caesar.
* AnimalMotifs: Everyone describes him as a [[EverythingsWorseWithWolves wolf]], and it is his emblem.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: Although his peers mock him for it, since a typical Roman is clean-shaven. Also a bit of FridgeBrilliance, since he must have got the moniker of Caesar (latin for "hairy") from somewhere. He trims it down in episode six.
** BadassCape
** BadassInCharge
** CulturedBadass
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
** FutureBadass: He is badass now, but based on real life events...
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* TheChessmaster: Not as much as Crassus but still pretty smart.
* CoDragons: For Crassus, along with Tiberius.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Possibly. His real life counterpart's participation in the Third Servile War is still vague.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Beating up Crassus' henchmen without any real reason.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is truly shocked and mortified when he sees the condition of Nemetes' 'pet'.
** That being said, a few scenes later he instigates the slaughter of dozens of roman prisoners, several women and children among them, in order to instigate infighting among the rebels. While this serves a tactical purpose, that's quite a few people who might have lived otherwise.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim
* GeniusBruiser: Plans and executes the fall of the Rebel stronghold, damn near without a hitch.
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroKiller: He's the ''only'' Roman to defeat major members of the rebellion in anything resembling a fair fight.[[spoiler: He personally killed Naevia and Nemetes, while directly involved in Gannicus and Donar's.]]
* HiddenDepths
* HistoricalDomainCharacter JokerImmunity: Until a mob of Roman senators stab him to death decades later. But let's not go there.
* [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade Historical Antihero Upgrade]]: The historical Caesar was not known for his participation in putting down the Servile Revolt, although he ''was'' a protege of Crassus and shared in the triumverate with him and Pompey immediately after the war.
* ImportantHaircut
* JackOfAllStats: Bordering on LightningBruiser.
* {{Jerkass}}: To the rebel slaves.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Towards all Romans. Even slaves.
* KickTheDog: Him cleaving the head of a man who fled Sinuessa en Valle, a kill which didn't serve any purpose whatsoever since the guy carried valuable intel and wasn't even a soldier in the first place.
* LastNameBasis
* [[MagneticHero Magnetic Anti-Villain]]: Probably a {{Foreshadowing}} of his rise to power.
* ManlyTears: Is utterly sobbing when he [[spoiler: gives a MercyKill to Fabia]].
* TheMole: Pretends to be an escaped slave to infiltrate the rebel force. This explains his unconventional unkempt appearance.
* MrFanservice
* NobleDemon: Cares for all Romans, rich or poor.
* OhCrap: When Kore [[spoiler: kills Tiberius]], Ceasar loses his shit. Likely because he knows that [[spoiler: the rebels would kill him now that the trade is out the window, and that if he some how makes it out alive, Crassus will be furious with him upon is return.]] He calms down when [[spoiler: Kore offers herself up for trade in Tiberius' place, and later acknowledges she had the right to kill him, even defending her to Crassus.]]
* OnlySaneMan: He's the only one of the Roman officers to try to point out to Crassus that running his legions with barely any rest will leave them utterly exhausted when it comes to fighting Spartacus. He's also the only one to try to convince Crassus that leaving Rome to be defended by a single legion against Crixus in order to pursue Spartacus is a terrible idea. For the latter, [[spoiler: he gets held down by two guards as Tiberius rapes him for trying to suggest to him that maybe he should tell Crassus why leaving Rome relatively undefended is a very bad idea, even as Caesar is willing to not tell Crassus that he found out about Tiberius raping Kore to avoid devastating Crassus further]]. Granted, Crassus comes to reason later and pursues Crixus but still.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: Was apparently looking forward to paying Tiberius back for his rape several times over while escorting him back to Crassus' camp from Spartacus. Kore got to him first, however.]]
* [[spoiler:PyrrhicVictory: He and his comrades did defeat Spartacus' army, but Pompey stole the credit and glory.]]
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama: Viciously raped by Tiberius while tied down by two strong guards.]]
* TheRival: To both Tiberius and Gannicus.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SixthRangerTraitor: To Spartacus and his rebels.
* SmugSmiler
* SociopathicSoldier: Appears as this initially, but has HiddenDepths.
* SophisticatedAsHell: During a confrontation with Tiberius, he explains in a decidedly more poetic way at first that there is no way Tiberius could get away with killing him. Why? Because he is "Julius Fucking Caesar!"
* TestosteronePoisoning
* ThirdPersonPerson: Arrogant to begin with, after the ego boost he gets from being celebrated for retaking of Sinuessa he begins to frequently refer to himself in the third person often accompanied with an adjective, i.e. "Honored Caesar", "Mighty Caesar", and perhaps most memorably "Julius Fucking Caesar". [[spoiler: Interestingly, after he is raped by Tiberius he never refers to himself in the third person again.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture: He enjoys getting cut as foreplay. The sight thoroughly {{squick}}s Tiberius out. [[spoiler: The resulting wound is actually part of his cover as TheMole, as he claims he cut out his slave brand.]]
* VillainousValour: When leading the Roman surprise attack in episode 5.
* WorthyOpponent: Defied. He actually holds a few members of the rebellion in a certain respect, but not enough to spare them from torturous deaths. None of them return the sentiment; rather, they all despise him for [[spoiler: infiltrating and betraying them]].
* YoungFutureFamousPeople
* YourCheatingHeart: It's mentioned a few times that he's married, though his wife is never seen. He does, however, have sex with several slaves and whores over the course of the season.

!!Tiberius Licinius Crassus [-(Christian Antidormi)-]
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->''"I believe we tower above a slave in all things, no matter what name he bears."''

Tiberius is the son of Marcus Licinius Crassus. He is given the duty of defeating Spartacus and his army along with Crassus, and is using this opportunity to please and gain favor from his father by doing so.
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* AdaptationNameChange: The real Marcus Crassus' oldest son was also named [[OneSteveLimit Marcus Licinius (kinda like a Jr.)]], not Tiberius.
* [[spoiler:ADeathInTheLimelight: In a KickTheSonOfABitch kind of way.]]
* AgeLift: His real life counterpart is around 15 by the time of the Third Servile War. To be a soldier, one should be at least 17 years old.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: As the commander of his father's army, Tiberius shows surprising combat skill and the first Roman soldier in the show to actually kill multiple rebels on his own.
* {{Badass}}: For all his faults, he is a mighty warrior who slays several rebels.
** HistoricalBadassUpgrade
* ButtMonkey
* {{Bishounen}}
* ChekhovsGun: His sword is an ArcSymbol in the final season. [[spoiler: Ultimately, it's the weapon used to kill both Crixus and Naevia.]]
* TheChewToy: He is crawling out of it though [[spoiler: with one rape after another.]]
* CoDragons: For his father Crassus along with Julius Caesar.
* CombatPragmatist: To the point of being DangerouslyGenreSavvy. Whereas Caesar takes on Agron and Crixus in different episodes and fails to beat them, Tiberius just attacks them while they're distracted.
* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: He's real life counterpart didn't even participated in the Third Servile War.]]
* [[spoiler:DepravedBisexual: Violently rapes both Kore and Caesar.]]
* DudeWheresMyRespect
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* FinaglesLaw: Due to the luck of the draw, he is forced to [[spoiler: execute his best friend]].
* FirstNameBasis
* GlassCannon: Good offensive skills, but has pathetic defense. He doesn't use counter-attacks either.
* GlorySeeker: Big time.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler: Knocks out Agron and kills Crixus in the ''same'' episode (although admittedly both are with surprise blows from behind)]].
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: Until the end.]]
* '''{{Jerkass}}'''
* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: Killed from behind by the woman he violently raped.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: He rapes Kore as revenge for his father having his friend Sabinus executed in the decimation.]]
** [[spoiler: He does it again to Julius Caesar to keep him silent after the latter found out.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: ''The Dead and the Dying'' is [[SarcasmMode definitely an entire episode dedicated]] for Tiberius.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralityChain: Sabinus for him.
* OhCrap: The look on his face when he sees he's in a tent with [[spoiler: Spartacus, not Pompey, is priceless]]
* OneSteveLimit: Played with. The reason for his AdaptationNameChange is because he shares his father's full name. On the other hand, Nasir's slave name is Tiberius.
* OutGambitted: It's interesting to ponder how his father might have reacted to his disobedience of orders in ''Men of Honour'' had the plan worked - which it probably would have if it hadn't been for the pirates waiting offshore with a ridiculous arsenal of artillery.
* PetTheDog: While he has a low opinion of slaves, he cares about Kore. [[spoiler: Which makes the KickTheDog above all the more shocking when it happens.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He is notably shorter than the other Roman leaders and not heavily built, but still has one of the most impressive kill tallies of the season.
* [[spoiler:RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil]]
* SpoiledBrat: Thinks his wealth and privilege makes him better than everyone.
** His father is quick to scold him for it, and prove why it's wrong.
* SmugSnake
* TookALevelInJerkass: Took many levels in fact.
* UnknownRival: To Julius Caesar. At first anyway. Their [[TheRival rivalry]] quickly becomes apparent and mutual.
* WellDoneSonGuy

!!Kore [-(Jenna Lind)-]
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->''"Set aside wounded pride and think as he would. And see shrouded mystery parted."''

Kore is a slave to the Crassus family. She has been serving Crassus since Tiberius's birth and in many ways is seen as a mother figure.
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* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV.]]
* BeautifulSlaveGirl
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* TheChick
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Crucifixion]].
** [[spoiler: [[CrucifiedHeroShot Crucified Heroine Shot]]]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* {{Hypocrite}}: She refuses Caesar's advances stating that he is married. She's revealed to be sleeping with Crassus for more than a decade at the end of the same episode.
* MoralityPet: To Crassus. He becomes (even more) ruthless to his own troops after [[spoiler: she defects to the rebels]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MsFanservice
* NiceGirl
* [[spoiler: RapeAsDrama: Is viciously raped by Tiberius when she tries to reconcile him to his father.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* [[spoiler: ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She bolts the House of Crassus when she realizes the futility of telling the big bad that his son is a rapist.]]
* [[spoiler: SixthRanger]]
* TeamMom
* TokenGoodTeammate: To the Crassus household.

!!Laeta [-(Anna Hutchinson)-]
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->''"[[AllWomenAreLustful It is not your heart I'm after tonight.]]"''

Laeta, the privileged wife of a Roman dignitary who becomes entangled in the struggle against Spartacus. Her life and those of the ones she loves are forever changed by the conflict.
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* [[spoiler: ActionSurvivor: Subverted. Though she managed to kill Heracleo, she's not really a fighter and never became one.]]
* [[spoiler: AllLoveIsUnrequited: Downplayed. While Spartacus did returned her feelings, it's not in the same amount that he showed Mira and, obviously, Sura.]]
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV.]] She is a Roman but not evil.
* ArrangedMarriage: She was given to her husband when she was twelve. Though it seemed to be a happy marriage.
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: CartwrightCurse: Both her husband and Spartacus. Ironically, both were killed by spear(s).]]
* TheChick
* [[spoiler: DiedInYourArmsTonight: Spartacus did.]]
* DistressedDamsel: ZigZagged.
* DyeingForYourArt: Anna Hutchinson is naturally a blond.
* [[spoiler: EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few surviving rebels.]]
* [[spoiler: FallenPrincess]]
* FanservicePack: Gradually becomes a MsFanservice type of character.
* FieryRedhead
* [[spoiler: FriendsWithBenefits: With Spartacus.]]
* GoodBadGirl
* [[spoiler: HeroesWantRedheads]]
* LadyInRed: During the last half of ''War of the Damned''.
* LastGirlWins: Subverted.
* IcyBlueEyes
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When questioned on the fact that she cooperated with Spartacus, she replies that she did what was necessary to save as many people as possible.
* [[spoiler: MadeASlave:]] Crassus [[spoiler: condemns her to slavery to Heracleo in payment for his betraying the rebels, as punishment for the aid she gave Spartacus. Gannicus saves her though.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: With her late husband.
* MoralityPet: To Spartacus.
* NeutralFemale: Is now on the side of [[spoiler: Rebels due to betrayal by Crassus]].
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: To Spartacus. [[spoiler: If you analyze carefully, both were betrayed and MadeASlave, as well as widows.]]
* TheOjou
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of the final season.
* SheCleansUpNicely: In episode 6, she is bathed and clothed in status fitting clothes. Both Caesar and Crassus (who had only previously seen her dirty and in slave attire) note how much better she looks.
* ShipTease: With Spartacus.
** Considering [[spoiler:Mira's death, she's sort of a replacement ReplacementLoveInterest]].
* [[spoiler: SixthRanger]]
* TheSmartGirl: Being a wife of a Roman dignitary and trader has made her knowledgeable on many things.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The kindest Roman elite in the entire series.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Initially.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Spartacus: [[spoiler: TheyDo. [[IncrediblyLamePun Literally]].]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Calls Spartacus out on killing her husband, his forces massacring thousands, and then acting offended for her harbouring a handful of her people from the cruel treatment of the rebels.
** To his credit, Spartacus seems to grant that she has a point.
* WidowWoman

!!Tertulla [-(Katherine Kennard)-]
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->''"Then you stand as your mother, bound by blood and inconsiderate worth."''

Tertulla is a wealthy Roman woman and the prestigious wife of Marcus Licinius Crassus. The couple had two sons; Tiberius and Publius.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: ''Dayum''.
* AlphaBitch: Downplayed. She's actually pretty civil for a woman whose husband has been openly cheating on her for well over a decade.
* BlondesAreEvil: Downplayed as well.
* DarkChick
* DownplayedTrope: Compared to the female Roman nobles such as Illithyia, Lucretia, Licinia, Seppia and even Gaia, she's pretty tame.
* GenreSavvy: She is aware of her husband and Kore's affair.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* LoveMartyr
* IceQueen
* PutOnABus: Possibly inverted. Her husband and eldest son were the ones who left Rome to fight Spartacus and company.
* RichBitch
* SatelliteLoveInterest
* StatuesqueStunner

!!Metellus [-(Colin Moy)-]

->''"The Senate does not tremble. Except in anger that you have failed to act."''

Metellus is a senator of Rome. He represents the Senate in his political affairs and quickly wishes to see an end to the rebellion.
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* ActionSurvivor
* ButtMonkey
* EvenEvilHasStandards
* GenreSavvy: He is aware of how manipulative Crassus is.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* ManInWhite
* SmugSnake
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Crassus.
* TheUnfought
* VillainousValor

!!Sabinus [-(Aaron Jakubenko)-]

Sabinus is a Roman soldier working for Marcus Licinius Crassus and a childhood friend of his son Tiberius.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: His interactions with Tiberius borders on massive HoYay.
* AntiVillain
* ButtMonkey
* CanonForeigner
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement: Was killed via Decimation.]]
* EliteMook
* [[spoiler: FaceDeathWithDignity]]
* TheGenericGuy
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MoralityPet: For Tiberius, to HoYay levels.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* [[spoiler: SacrificialLion]]
* SatelliteCharacter
* UndyingLoyalty: To Tiberius, again to HoYay levels.
* [[spoiler: WeHardlyKnewYe]]
* [[spoiler: [[WhiteShirtOfDeath White Loincloth of Death]]]]

!!Rufus [-(Roy Snow)-]

Rufus is one of Crassus' commanders.
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* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassCape
* [[spoiler: DeathByAdaptation]]
* [[spoiler: DeathByDisfigurement]]
* DemotedToExtra: Historically, he led the army (under Crassus) that defeated, if not killed, [[spoiler: Gannicus]] or/and [[spoiler: Castus/Agron]].
* [[spoiler: EyeScream]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* JackOfAllStats
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* MookLieutenant
* SatelliteCharacter
* UndyingLoyalty: To Crassus.
* VillainousValor
* [[spoiler: YouShallNotPass: Did this against Spartacus. [[CurbStompBattle The result is obvious]].]]

!![[PompeyTheGreat Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus/Pompey]] [-(Joel Tobeck)-]

->''"Praise the gods to find you well, old friend. I'd feared that Spartacus and his rebels had overrun you, before I routed them in the north."''

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus is a praetor of Rome, known by many as the "Adolescent Butcher", and "Valiant Pompey".
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* AnimalMotifs: His emblem has the [[DolphinsDolphinsEverywhere dolphin]] and the [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey eagle]], because he is supposedly the master of sea and sky.
* TheButcher: His RedBaron.
* ChekhovsGunman: Subverted.
* EleventhHourRanger: Subverted.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter
* InformedAbility: According to Laeta, he's said to be the deadliest warrior in all the Republic. Which may well be true, but given that we never see him in combat, it's impossible to know.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter
* ManInWhite
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: Historically, Pompey's only contribution to the war was mop up duty, coming in and slaying some rebels who had fled from Crassus while Crassus defeated Spartacus' main force. Pompey claimed that while Crassus had defeated some rebels, [[ExactWords he had ended the rebellion]], thus getting credit for it the senate. As much as Pompey may have been built up in the show, his actual contribution is historically accurate.]]
* SmugSnake
* TheUnfought
* TheUsurper: [[spoiler: Stole Crassus and his army's credit of defeating Spartacus' rebel forces.]]
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Pompey was only about 32 at the time of the series[[note]]Six years older than Ceasar, nine years younger than Crassus[[/note]], and Glaber commented on his youth in ''Vengeance''[[note]]Interestingly enough, it's not known how old Glaber was[[/note]]. Joel Tobek is in his early forties, only about a year younger than Craig Parker and only four years younger than Simon Merrells, and looks every day of it (and then some).
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!!Pietros [-(Eka Darville)-]

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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just watch him in Gods of the Arena, and even in Blood and Sand he's a much more compassionate and honorable man than he lets on.

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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just watch ''watch'' him with his wife, Mira, and his best friend Gannicus in Gods of the Arena, and even in Blood and Sand he's a much more compassionate and honorable man than he lets on.
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* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Just watch him in Gods of the Arena, and even in Blood and Sand he's a much more compassionate and honorable man than he lets on.



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* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Of ''Gods of the Arena''.
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* SmigSmiler

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* DeadpanSnarker




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