History Series / SpartacusBloodAndSand

4th Sep '16 5:01:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheRomanRepublic: The setting for the story.
26th Aug '16 4:47:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* StartOfDarkness: While not exactly moral, five years prior Lucretia seemed to care for her slaves. Ashur was more compassionate even [[spoiler: showing grief at having to kill a fellow slave.]] And while impetuous, Batiatus was at least bothered by some of the actions he took towards forwarding his ambition.
** In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.

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* StartOfDarkness: While not exactly moral, five years prior Lucretia seemed to care for her slaves. Ashur was more compassionate even [[spoiler: showing grief at having to kill a fellow slave.]] And while impetuous, Batiatus was at least bothered by some of the actions he took towards forwarding his ambition.
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ambition. In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.
26th Aug '16 4:45:43 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Most of the rebels are dead, including Spartacus, but a handful have survived, and Spartacus goes out peacefully, prepared to be reunited with Sura.]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Most [[spoiler:Most of the rebels are dead, including Spartacus, but a handful have survived, and Spartacus goes out peacefully, prepared to be reunited with Sura.]]
12th Aug '16 6:25:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* OnlyOneName: Married Roman women are only referred to by their given names both in-universe and in promotional materials for the show in stark contrast to [[LastNameBasis their]] [[FullNameBasis husbands]].[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Roman naming conventions can be confusing to modern people. Especially since Romans of notable birth had both clan and family names (the former often being mistaken by modern people for a middle name). Many of the important male Romans on the show are heads of their families (pater familias) and are thus referred to by their family name. GaiusJuliusCaesar is often called "Julius Caesar", omitting his actual first name entirely, as he is the pater familias of Caesar family in the Julii clan. This coincides with the OneSteveLimit, as it was fairly common for children to be named after their parents or other ancestors. Note that the show changes Marcus Crassus' eldest son's name to "Tiberius" to avoid confusion because in real life it was also Marcus, and as they were of the same clan and family, both had the same full name: Marcus Licinius Crassus.[[/note]]

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* OnlyOneName: Married Roman women are only referred to by their given names both in-universe and in promotional materials for the show in stark contrast to [[LastNameBasis their]] [[FullNameBasis husbands]].[[note]]TruthInTelevision: Roman naming conventions can be confusing to modern people. Especially since Romans of notable birth had both clan and family names (the former often being mistaken by modern people for a middle name). Many of the important male Romans on the show are heads of their families (pater familias) and are thus referred to by their family name. GaiusJuliusCaesar Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar is often called "Julius Caesar", omitting his actual first name entirely, as he is the pater familias of Caesar family in the Julii clan. This coincides with the OneSteveLimit, as it was fairly common for children to be named after their parents or other ancestors. Note that the show changes Marcus Crassus' eldest son's name to "Tiberius" to avoid confusion because in real life it was also Marcus, and as they were of the same clan and family, both had the same full name: Marcus Licinius Crassus.[[/note]]
12th Jul '16 7:09:09 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: It was accidental, but Ilithyia convincing her husband to make a grab for glory in the pilot episode really screws him over.
2nd Jul '16 2:17:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Glaber
** TheDragon: Ashur
** EvilGenius: [[spoiler:Lucretia]] (with [[spoiler: their]] schemes and all)
** {{The Brute}}s: Ashur's QuirkyMiniBossSquad, but most notably The Egyptian.
** DarkChick: Ilithyia
** TagalongKid: Seppia
** SixthRanger: Varinius (TheRival of Glaber in the early episodes)
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Spartacus
** TheLancer: Agron
** TheBigGuy: Crixus (not physically the biggest but a lion hearted enforcer)
** TheObiWan: Oenomaus to the former gladiators, Lucius to Mira.
** {{The Smart Guy}}s: Nasir (while not being the TagalongKid) and Mira (for being great at {{Indy Ploy}}s and {{Batman Gambit}}s as well as [[OnlySaneMan the most level-headed]])
** {{The Chick}}s: Mira (at first) and Naevia (later on)
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler: Gannicus]]
21st Jun '16 5:30:40 AM MarcoPolo250
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A ''very'' graphic, ''very'' violent, ''very'' sweary, ''very'' sexually explicit Starz television series produced by Creator/SamRaimi, Rob Tapert and Steven [=DeKnight=]. It was initially picked up for 13 episodes and then got a second pick-up before even a single episode aired.

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A ''very'' graphic, ''very'' violent, ''very'' sweary, ''very'' sexually explicit Starz Creator/{{Starz}} television series produced by Creator/SamRaimi, Rob Tapert and Steven [=DeKnight=]. It was initially picked up for 13 episodes and then got a second pick-up before even a single episode aired.
4th Jun '16 7:47:42 AM ErikModi
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* ThatsWhatIWouldDo: Crassus sends a messenger to Roman commanders promising aid. However, [[spoiler:he sends him on a trail near Spartacus' camp. Spartacus kills the messenger, and uses it to track down and kill the other Roman commanders]]. When his son asks how he knew Spartacus would attack and not run, Crassus responds with this.

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* ThatsWhatIWouldDo: Crassus sends a messenger to Roman commanders promising aid. However, [[spoiler:he sends him on a trail near Spartacus' camp. Spartacus kills the messenger, and uses it to track down and kill the other Roman commanders]]. When his son asks how he knew Spartacus would attack and not run, Crassus responds with this. Spartacus also realizes what Crassus did after the fact, using the same reasoning. It's the first showing that Spartacus and Crassus are NotSoDifferent, both brilliant commanders willing to use deception and manipulation on the other.
3rd Jun '16 7:50:51 PM ErikModi
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* ForegoneConclusion

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* ForegoneConclusionForegoneConclusion: The Third Servile War ended in Roman victory.
3rd Jun '16 7:13:50 PM ErikModi
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** In a subtle way, everything that happens in this season informs things that happened in ''Blood and Sand''. Batiatus whoring out his gladiators to those richer and more influential was first suggested by Gaia, his rivalry with Selonius is explained, his FreudianExcuse for trying to climb beyond his station is explored, and the story of Gannicus informs why he took such risks to keep Spartacus in his ludus, looking for someone who was as capable a performer as the gladiator he was forced to let go.
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