History Series / SpartacusBloodAndSand

23rd Jul '17 3:47:00 AM Greystone101
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* SoldierVsWarrior: The difference is shown greatly between the individual combat skills of the Gladiators, who're especially trained to fight one-on-one, and the Roman soldiers, who function best as a unit. Any time the gladiators catch the Romans unawares, or if they [[CallThatAFormation break ranks]], the gladiators go through them a hot knife through butter. If the Romans hold firm, however, things become much more difficult.
**Best exemplified in the finale, [[spoiler: where the Roman's tightly ordered ranks eventually win out, by not allowing even warriors like ''Gannicus'' to break them.]] Perhaps even more greatly symbolised with the manner of [[spoiler: Spartacus']] death. Is he killed as a result of his climactic duel with [[spoiler: Crassus]]? No. He dies because three unnamed Roman soldiers throw spears in his back.
22nd Jun '17 3:50:08 PM LondonKdS
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* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Deconstructed when Naevia insists on personally duelling Ashur, whose rape of her began her TraumaCongaLine. He nearly kills her given his superior strength and skill, and she only survives because he lapses into EvilGloating rather than striking the fatal blow, allowing her to surprise him with a GroinAttack.
20th Jun '17 3:40:44 PM LondonKdS
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* YouCanKeepHer: Glaber's attitude when Spartacus holds Ilithyia to ransom, trying to kill him at the handover and outright admitting it.
11th Jun '17 8:23:51 PM nombretomado
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** Pretty much the only reason to include a sex scene between [[Series/{{Dexter}} Lilah]] and {{Xena}} in ''Gods of the Arena''.

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** Pretty much the only reason to include a sex scene between [[Series/{{Dexter}} Lilah]] and {{Xena}} Series/{{Xena|Warrior Princess}} in ''Gods of the Arena''.
15th May '17 6:19:20 PM Stevebob
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* RelationshipUpgrade: Crixus and Naevia start off as StarCrossedLovers, kept apart by their status as slaves and their domina Lucretia, but once the gladiators rebel...

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* RelationshipUpgrade: Crixus and Naevia start off as StarCrossedLovers, kept apart by their status as slaves and their domina Lucretia, but once [[BattleCouple the gladiators rebel...rebel]]...
** In the final season, Spartacus and [[spoiler: Laeta]] start out as enemies with some UnresolvedSexualTension...and end up becoming [[spoiler: FriendsWithBenefits by the end of the season]].
15th May '17 6:14:16 PM Stevebob
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* RapeAndRevenge: Comes up occasionally.
** In the first season, Spartacus kills [[spoiler: Gnaeus after he rapes Pietros, though unfortunately it's [[DrivenToSuicide too late for Pietros]]]]. In the same season, [[spoiler: Aurelia]] mentions that she [[GroinAttack castrated]] and/or killed the man who raped her after he tried it again.
** In the second season, Crixus and the rebels go on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge very bloody rampage]] around the Roman countryside, torturing and killing various dominus who raped and abused [[spoiler: Naevia, culminating in Naevia herself fighting, castrating and then decapitating Ashur, who first raped her and kickstarted her ordeal. For extra karma, Ashur gets delivered to the rebels by the machinations of Lucretia, whom he had also raped. Unfortunately, Naevia and Crixus later decide that [[RevengeBeforeReason ''all'' Romans must pay for her rape]]]].
** In the third season, [[spoiler: Caesar gets Tiberius captured by Spartacus, and Kore then proceeds to fatally stab him, after he raped both of them]].
4th May '17 4:55:19 PM ErikModi
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** A meta/Real Life example, the series finale ends, after the credits, on a shot from the first season of the late Andy Whitfield declaring [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I! AM! SPARTACUS!!"]] [[TheOtherDarin Liam MacIntyre was a perfect replacement]], but the man who made the role lives forever.

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** A meta/Real Life example, the series finale ends, after the credits, on a shot from the first season of the late Andy Whitfield declaring [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I! AM! SPARTACUS!!"]] [[TheOtherDarin [[TheOtherDarrin Liam MacIntyre was a perfect replacement]], but the man who made the role lives forever.
4th May '17 4:54:53 PM ErikModi
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** A meta/Real Life example, the series finale ends, after the credits, on a shot from the first season of the late Andy Whitfield declaring [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "I! AM! SPARTACUS!!"]] [[TheOtherDarin Liam MacIntyre was a perfect replacement]], but the man who made the role lives forever.
3rd May '17 5:33:32 PM ErikModi
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* BatmanGambit: Illithiya's EvilPlan in "Party Favors". [[spoiler: He had Numerius switch Crixus with Varro in his exhibition match with Spartacus. If Varro wins, her and her husband's hated enemy dies. If Spartacus wins (which happened), he will be emotionally and psychologically damaged for killing his best friend.]]

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* BatmanGambit: Illithiya's EvilPlan in "Party Favors". [[spoiler: He She had Numerius switch Crixus with Varro in his exhibition match with Spartacus. If Varro wins, her and her husband's hated enemy dies. If Spartacus wins (which happened), he will be emotionally and psychologically damaged for killing his best friend.]]
3rd May '17 5:32:11 PM ErikModi
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: "Kill Them All" has a pre-firearm example. When Crixus is trying to persuade Doctore to join the rebellion, Doctore suddenly throws his sword towards Crixus... and kills the guard who was about to strike Crixus from behind.



* BateAndSwitchGunshot: "Kill Them All" has a pre-firearm example. When Crixus is trying to persuade Doctore to join the rebellion, Doctore suddenly throws his sword towards Crixus... and kills the guard who was about to strike Crixus from behind.
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