History Series / Rome

26th Jan '16 6:00:49 PM damus2300
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* BlahBlahBlah: A minor character recalls Brutus' eulogy for Caesar in these terms. -->"Blah, blah, blah. The Republic this and the Republic that."
26th Jan '16 5:58:17 PM damus2300
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* {{Absurdism}}: The glory of ancient Rome is stripped away to show its ridiculousness. For example, the battle of Thessaly is mostly seen from the sidelines by someone who has no idea who's winning.
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* {{Absurdism}}: The glory of ancient Rome is stripped away to show its ridiculousness. For example, the battle of Thessaly is mostly seen from the sidelines by someone who has no idea who's winning.
20th Jan '16 11:24:49 AM JujuP
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Brutus, his only goal is the preservation of a sacred Republic started by an ancient kin. He reluctantly joins the plot to kill Caesar when he realizes that Caesar may be a threat to the constitutional order. He insists that only Caesar be killed, as "we are tyrant killers, liberators, not murderers". He thus spares Antony, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero backfires]] as Antony eventually continues the civil war and helps the survivors of Caesar's party defeat Brutus and the other conspirators.
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* {{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 Ceasar'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. * WellIntentionedExtremist: Brutus, his only goal is the preservation of a sacred Republic started by an ancient kin. He reluctantly joins the plot to kill Caesar when he realizes that Caesar may be a threat to the constitutional order. He insists that only Caesar be killed, as "we are [[{{Tyrannicide}} tyrant killers, killers]], liberators, not murderers". He thus spares Antony, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero backfires]] as Antony eventually continues the civil war and helps the survivors of Caesar's party defeat Brutus and the other conspirators.
8th Jan '16 2:57:36 AM TrollBrutal
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Atia ignores the word ''empathy'', everything she does gravitates around her self-centered schemes. [[spoiler: Subverted in her final scene where she realizes she is LonelyAtTheTop. (Implied by her face when she looks at Antony's dummy)]]

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* KentBrockmanNews: The Forum newsreader remains the same through the series and his news are nothing but pure propaganda for whoever is in charge at the moment. The news are often followed by advertisements read in the same hamming tone.

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* ProductPlacement: An in-universe example; the Forum newsreader often punctuates his news stories with commercials shouted at the top of his lungs. -->''This month's public bread is provided by the'' '''Capitoline Brotherhood of Millers!''''' The Brotherhood uses only the finest flour! True Roman bread for true Romans.''

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Spectacularly done by Cicero against Antony. VillainousBreakdown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGd96SH57SA ensues.]][[note]]The Real Life Creator/{{Cicero}} dedicated 14 speechs against Antony, the ''Philipicae''[[/note]] -->'''Reader:''' These being the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero: When I was a young man, I defended the State. As an old man, I shall not abandon it. I give sincere thanks to Mark Antony, who has generously presented me with the most promising theme imaginable. I address you directly, Antony. Please listen as if you... as if you... please listen, as if you were sober and intelligent, and not a drink-sodden, sex-addled wreck. You are certainly not without accomplishments: it is a rare man who can boast of becoming a bankrupt before even coming of age. You have brought upon us war, pestilence and destruction. You are Rome's Helen of Troy. But then... but then... a woman's role has always suited you best."

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Antony invokes one. -->'''Antony:''' And I have an angry mob, that will roast and eat your 'men of quality' in the ashes of the Senate House!
7th Jan '16 10:09:44 PM damus2300
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* HonorBeforeReason: Vorenus frequently.

* ItsAllAboutMe: Atia ignores the word ''empathy'', everything she does gravitates around her self-centered schemes. [[spoiler: Subverted in her final scene where she realizes she is LonelyAtTheTop. (Implied by her face when she looks at Antony's dummy)]] * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Titus Pullo.

* KentBrockmanNews: The Forum newsreader remains the same through the series and his news are nothing but pure propaganda for whoever is in charge at the moment. The news are often followed by advertisements read in the same hamming tone.

* PapaWolf: Vorenus

* ProductPlacement: An in-universe example; the Forum newsreader often punctuates his news stories with commercials shouted at the top of his lungs. -->''This month's public bread is provided by the'' '''Capitoline Brotherhood of Millers!''''' The Brotherhood uses only the finest flour! True Roman bread for true Romans.''

* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Octavian.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: '''Spectacularly''' done by Cicero against Antony. VillainousBreakdown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGd96SH57SA ensues.]][[note]]The Real Life Creator/{{Cicero}} dedicated 14 speechs against Antony, the ''Philipicae''[[/note]] -->'''Reader:''' These being the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero: When I was a young man, I defended the State. As an old man, I shall not abandon it. I give sincere thanks to Mark Antony, who has generously presented me with the most promising theme imaginable. I address you directly, Antony. Please listen as if you... as if you... please listen, as if you were sober and intelligent, and not a drink-sodden, sex-addled wreck. You are certainly not without accomplishments: it is a rare man who can boast of becoming a bankrupt before even coming of age. You have brought upon us war, pestilence and destruction. You are Rome's Helen of Troy. But then... but then... a woman's role has always suited you best."

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: '''Spectacularly''' done by Cicero against Antony. VillainousBreakdown [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGd96SH57SA ensues.]][[note]]The Real Life Creator/{{Cicero}} dedicated 14 speechs against Antony, the ''Philipicae''[[/note]] -->'''Reader:''' These being the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero: When I was a young man, I defended the State. As an old man, I shall not abandon it. I give sincere thanks to Mark Antony, who has generously presented me with the most promising theme imaginable. I address you directly, Antony. Please listen as if you... as if you... please listen, as if you were sober TheRemnant: Cato and intelligent, and not a drink-sodden, sex-addled wreck. You Scipio leads this after dumping Pompeii. They are certainly not without accomplishments: it is a rare man who can boast of becoming a bankrupt before even coming of age. You have brought upon us war, pestilence and destruction. You are Rome's Helen of Troy. But then... but then... a woman's role has always suited you best."defeated very handily.

* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Antony invokes one. -->'''Antony:''' And I have an angry mob, that will roast and eat your 'men of quality' in the ashes of the Senate House!
3rd Jan '16 3:37:32 AM damus2300
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* {{Absurdism}}: The glory of ancient Rome is stripped away to show its ridiculousness. For example, the battle of Thessaly is mostly seen from the sidelines by someone who has no idea who's winning.
3rd Jan '16 3:23:27 AM damus2300
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* TimeshiftedActor: Octavian is played by Max Pirkis as a child and by Simon Woods as a young adult.
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* TimeshiftedActor: Octavian is played by Max Pirkis as a child ThoseTwoGuys: Vorenus and Pullo are treated as such by Simon Woods as a young adult.their superiors.

* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Erastes Fulmen. While Vorenus is standing over him with a sword, having just slaughtered most of Fulman's men, he tells Vorenus that he raped and murdered his daughters.]] Vorenus promptly decapitates him. It could also be a ThanatosGambit, however.

* TragicHero: Brutus, so very much.
25th Dec '15 1:31:08 AM damus2300
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* BlatantLies: The Guild of Millers' slogan "True Roman bread for true Romans". Roman bread is made from Egyptian wheat.

* CrapsackWorld
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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Ancient Rome's glory is stripped away to reveal the WretchedHive it really was.
25th Dec '15 1:25:38 AM damus2300
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Erastes Fulman, the Roman equivalent of a mob boss, [[LargeHam flies into a rage]] when he hears that Mark Antony's speech at Caesar's funeral incited a riot. Amusingly enough, he threatens to 'disjoint' his men if they participate in the uproar. --> "We observe the ''fucking decencies!''" * EveryoneHasStandards: Vorenus cows the meanest gang leaders to submission by smashing a statue of a goddess they all worship.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards ** Erastes Fulman, the Roman equivalent of a mob boss, [[LargeHam flies into a rage]] when he hears that Mark Antony's speech at Caesar's funeral incited a riot. Amusingly enough, he threatens to 'disjoint' his men if they participate in the uproar. --> ---> "We observe the ''fucking decencies!''" * EveryoneHasStandards: ** Vorenus cows the meanest gang leaders to submission by smashing a statue of a goddess they all worship.worship. ---> "I fuck Fortune in her ass!"
21st Dec '15 12:06:22 PM MadCat221
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* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: When Posca and Jocasta are attempting to flee from Egypt to escape the depravities of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, Vorenus catches them packing. He plays along with Posca's "go out to watch the ships" ruse even after Jocasta dispensed with it and begged Vorenus not to tell, and hints at fleeing aboard the ship that ferried the ladies of the Julii.
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* IllPretendIDidntHearThat: When Posca and Jocasta are attempting to flee from Egypt to escape the depravities of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, Vorenus catches them packing. He plays along with Posca's "go out to watch the ships" ruse even after Jocasta dispensed with it and begged Vorenus not to tell, and hints at fleeing aboard the ship that ferried the ladies of the Julii. [[spoiler:Little did he know that he sealed Antony's fate by doing so, as Posca had smuggled out the last will and testament of Antony and Cleopatra, which was delivered to Octavian, providing Octavian with a casus belli against Marc Antony with its contents.]]
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