History Series / Rome

24th Jul '16 7:27:32 AM JackG
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* ThatsAnOrder: It has to be pronounced sometimes when the main characters, soldiers, are disinclined towards something. One particularly significative instance when Vorenus is reluctant to give his personal opinion about an insult (You are cowardly scum) to Antony, who has to resort to this phrase and yet they end up sharing a moment of [[NotSoDifferent mutual understanding and bonding]].

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* ThatsAnOrder: ThatsAnOrder:
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It has to be pronounced sometimes when the main characters, soldiers, are disinclined towards something. One particularly significative instance when Vorenus is reluctant to give his personal opinion about an insult (You are cowardly scum) to Antony, who has to resort to this phrase and yet they end up sharing a moment of [[NotSoDifferent mutual understanding and bonding]].bonding]].
** Lampshaded when Octavian wants Pullo to act as an intermediary when waging war on Antony and Cleopatra. Octavian says he doesn't want to order Pullo to go, but Pullo is in fact entirely willing as he has his own agenda.
24th Jul '16 7:05:37 AM JackG
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** Jocasta says when Cleopatra is acting TheCaligula she just pretends to be simple-minded. Given that Jocasta is a TalkativeLoon at this point, it's clear this might not take much acting.

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** Jocasta says when Cleopatra is acting TheCaligula she just pretends to be simple-minded. mad. Given that Jocasta is something of a TalkativeLoon at this point, it's clear this might not doesn't take much acting.
24th Jul '16 6:36:20 AM JackG
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[MagnificentBastard Octavian]] tricks Cicero into making him consul, suggesting that he wants the title out of vanity and that, being so young, he would require Cicero's constant guidance. If you watch closely, you can ''see'' the moment he pastes a naïve, UpperClassTwit look on his face.

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[[MagnificentBastard Octavian]] tricks Cicero into making him consul, suggesting that he wants the title out of vanity and that, being so young, he would require Cicero's constant guidance. If you watch closely, you can ''see'' the moment he pastes a naïve, UpperClassTwit look on his face.face.
** Jocasta says when Cleopatra is acting TheCaligula she just pretends to be simple-minded. Given that Jocasta is a TalkativeLoon at this point, it's clear this might not take much acting.
24th Jul '16 6:22:29 AM JackG
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** The head of the man who abducted Octavian and stole the legion's standard is brought to Caesar, but that's because it has a vital clue -- Pompey's name is tattooed on the man's head, showing that his rival is moving against him.
24th Jul '16 5:55:02 AM JackG
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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Brutus says those words before sending his men away.

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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Brutus says those words before sending his men away. Subverted when Vorenus says it to Antony, who replies; "Has it? I hope so."
24th Jul '16 5:43:21 AM eroock
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* MarriageBeforeRomance: [[spoiler:Posca and Jocasta.]]



* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Posca and Jocasta.]]
24th Jul '16 5:32:12 AM JackG
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* WarIsHell: Even BloodKnight Pullo looks grim when he comes across the aftermath of the battle at Mutina.

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* WarIsHell: WarIsHell:
** Octavian asks a prostitute with a Slavic accent where she's from, and is surprised to be told she doesn't know. She explains that's because when she was a child the Roman army carried her off to Rome as a slave, after massacring everyone else in her village.
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Even BloodKnight Pullo [[BloodKnight Pullo]] looks grim when he comes across the aftermath of the battle at Mutina.
24th Jul '16 5:27:51 AM JackG
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** Also when Vorenus uses a BlasphemousBoast to frighten the underworld into accepting him as their leader. Pullo warns him the gods doesn't like that sort of thing, but Vorenus thinks he's lost everything anyway. "What more can they do to me?" [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, it's revealed his family hasn't been killed, but have been sold as slaves.]]

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** Also when Vorenus uses a BlasphemousBoast to frighten the underworld into accepting him as their leader. Pullo warns him the gods doesn't like that sort of thing, but Vorenus thinks he's [[RockBottom lost everything anyway.anyway]]. "What more can they do to me?" [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, it's revealed his family hasn't been killed, but have been sold as slaves.]]



* {{Tyrannicide}}: The serie depicts the assassination of UsefulNotes/GaiusJuliusCaesar by Brutus and his allies at the end of the first season. When they later discuss the aftermath with Caesar's surviving ally Mark Antony, the latter points out that justifying Caesar's murder as tyrannicide has created a conundrum for everyone, as all of Caesar's motions, including the appointment of Brutus' and Antony's offices, are legally null and void. The factions agree to [[DemocracyIsBad forego a new election]] by declaring Caesar's death accidental.

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* {{Tyrannicide}}: The serie series depicts the assassination of UsefulNotes/GaiusJuliusCaesar by Brutus and his allies at the end of the first season. When they later discuss the aftermath with Caesar's surviving ally Mark Antony, the latter points out that justifying Caesar's murder as tyrannicide has created a conundrum for everyone, as all of Caesar's motions, including the appointment of Brutus' and Antony's offices, are legally null and void. The factions agree to [[DemocracyIsBad forego a new election]] by declaring Caesar's death accidental.



* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Julius Caesar sends Vorenus to bribe a former army colleague. Honest to a fault but loyal to his superior, Vorenus does so and reports back. Caesar comments that he didn't think the man would sell out so cheaply. "I must send you to handle all of my corruptions." ManipulativeBastard that he is, Caesar quickly sees how uncomfortable this makes Vorunus and [[JustJokingJustification says that he was only joking]].

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Julius Caesar sends Vorenus to bribe a former army colleague. Honest to a fault but loyal to his superior, Vorenus does so and reports back. Caesar comments that he didn't think the man would sell out so cheaply. "I must send you to handle all of my corruptions." ManipulativeBastard that he is, Caesar quickly sees how uncomfortable this makes Vorunus and [[JustJokingJustification says that he was only joking]].
24th Jul '16 3:23:45 AM JackG
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* DeathGlare: Pullo gives one to [[spoiler: Gaia]] after she admits that she [[spoiler:poisoned Eirene. He then strangles her]].

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** Octavion gives one to Servilia after her EvilGloating about her role in Caeser's downfall. Servilia of course has no reason to fear [[FromNobodyToNightmare what seems to be a petulant teenager at the time]].
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Pullo gives one to [[spoiler: Gaia]] after she admits that she [[spoiler:poisoned Eirene. He then strangles her]].
24th Jul '16 3:10:23 AM JackG
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* BlatantLies: The Guild of Millers' slogan "True Roman bread for true Romans". Roman bread is made from Egyptian wheat.

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The Guild of Millers' slogan "True Roman bread for true Romans". Roman bread is made from Egyptian wheat.wheat.
** The prostitute who takes Octavian's virginity smoothly states that he was "like a bull" in the bedroom.
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