History YMMV / Gladiator

22nd Apr '18 1:44:49 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, [[VillainousIncest incestuous]] Emperor Commodus is the heir to the wise Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that his father wants to [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire make Rome a republic again]] and appoint the noble General Maximus as regent instead of him, he [[TheEvilPrince kills Aurelius]], frames Maximus, and orders the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as Maximus's wife and son (who don't). He casts himself as an [[WellDoneSonGuy unworthy son to a father with high demands]], but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent [[TheCaligula megalomania]] show that his grievances with his father only reflect on [[ItsAllAboutMe his desire to become ultimate ruler]], not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes the Senate's authority while keeping the populace in line with food and games. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility of revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have Maximus killed in the arena, but this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds the insurrection, killing most of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly killing Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which [[DirtyCoward he shifts in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight]]. His "love" for his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be [[BrotherSisterIncest lust]], and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil provide him with an heir]] so his "blood pure" progeny can [[ThousandYearReign reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come]]. He threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.

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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, [[VillainousIncest incestuous]] Emperor Commodus [[BigBad Commodus]] is the vile heir to the wise throne of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that [[AmbitionIsEvil driven to rage]] at his father wants father's plans to [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire make turn Rome back into a republic again]] and appoint the noble [[TheProtagonist General Maximus Decimus Meridius]] as regent instead of him, he [[TheEvilPrince kills Aurelius]], Commodus. [[{{Patricide}} Killing his father]], Commodus frames Maximus, Maximus and orders tries to order the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as the general and his family, resulting in Maximus's wife and young son (who don't). He casts himself as an [[WellDoneSonGuy unworthy son to a father with high demands]], but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent being murdered. A megalomaniac, Commodus, [[TheCaligula megalomania]] show that his grievances with his father only reflect on [[ItsAllAboutMe his desire to become ultimate ruler]], not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes as Emperor]], cripples the Senate's authority while keeping and keeps the populace in line distracted with [[BreadAndCircuses fine food and games. gladiator games]]. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility people begin to rally behind the return of Maximus, Commodus tries to put down the potential revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have by having Maximus killed in the arena, but arena. When this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds fails, Commodus leads the insurrection, killing most bulk of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly into a trap, killing them, and plans to personally kill Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which [[DirtyCoward he shifts the ring, shifting the battle in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight]]. His "love" for their fight. Commodus flies into a rage upon learning his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be [[BrotherSisterIncest lust]], was aiding Maximus and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil she sleep with him to provide him with an heir]] so his "blood pure" progeny can [[ThousandYearReign reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come]]. He "pure" heir and threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming her child—his nephew--if she does not become his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his SexSlave. So disgusting are Commodus's actions that even when he is disarmed in combat with Maximus, his [[PraetorianGuard own personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse guard]] refuses to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.him.
20th Apr '18 3:55:08 PM AntiDragon4185
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** Tigris. An [[EliteMook elite-gladiator]] with a CoolMask helmet who gives Maximus a tough fight before being defeated. He even survives, thanks to Maxie granting him mercy. He's easily one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite only showing up once.

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** Tigris. An [[EliteMook elite-gladiator]] with a CoolMask helmet who gives Maximus a tough fight before being defeated. He even survives, thanks to Maxie granting him mercy. He's easily one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite only showing up once.once, and [[TheVoiceless without uttering a single word throughout]].
24th May '17 11:07:26 PM SithPanda16
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The score is by Music/HansZimmer and Creator/LisaGerrard. Do the math. Of special note is the end credits song, "Now We Are Free."



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The score is by Music/HansZimmer and Creator/LisaGerrard. Do the math. Of special note is the end credits song, "Now We Are Free."
10th Mar '17 11:40:25 PM Duckling
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** Tigris. An [[EliteMook elite-gladiator]] with a CoolMask helmet who gives Maximus a tough fight before being defeated. He even survies, thanks to Maxie granting him mercy. He's easily one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite only showing up once.

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** Tigris. An [[EliteMook elite-gladiator]] with a CoolMask helmet who gives Maximus a tough fight before being defeated. He even survies, survives, thanks to Maxie granting him mercy. He's easily one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite only showing up once.
10th Mar '17 12:14:06 PM timotaka
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** The slave trader mentions he bought the Numidian from a salt mine in Carthage. According to (a much later) story, when Romans conquered Carthage, they plowed the earth and salted it so nothing would grow there.
27th Feb '17 6:23:54 PM KingClark
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* ConsolationAward: While Russell Crowe's Maximus is impressive, many thought he only won Best Actor to compensate his loss for ''The Insider'' the year before. (and the compensation cycle made [[Film/ABeautifulMind an even better Crowe performance]] that followed to lose to Creator/DenzelWashington in ''Film/TrainingDay'')

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* ConsolationAward: While Russell Crowe's Maximus is impressive, many thought he only won Best Actor to compensate his loss for ''The Insider'' the year before. before (and the compensation cycle made [[Film/ABeautifulMind an even better Crowe performance]] that followed to lose to Creator/DenzelWashington in ''Film/TrainingDay'')''Film/TrainingDay'').
24th Nov '16 2:58:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Before the Battle of Carthage fight, Proximo is seen complaining, to no avail, about how the gladiators are being set up - and expected to be - slaughtered by the mismatch. Is he trying to protect his investment? Or is he genuinely concerned about his gladiators? The all-out giggle he gives when Maximus and company end up winning adds to the question.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Before the Battle of Carthage fight, Proximo is seen complaining, to no avail, about how the gladiators are being set up - and expected to be - slaughtered by the mismatch. Is he trying to protect his investment? Or is he genuinely concerned about his gladiators? The all-out giggle he gives when Maximus and company end up winning adds to the question.
24th Sep '16 11:26:05 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* OneSceneWonder: Creator/BrianBlessed as the coliseum spectator who shouts "Maximus the Merciful!"

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
** Tigris. An [[EliteMook elite-gladiator]] with a CoolMask helmet who gives Maximus a tough fight before being defeated. He even survies, thanks to Maxie granting him mercy. He's easily one of the most memorable characters in the film, despite only showing up once.
** This leads to
Creator/BrianBlessed as the coliseum spectator who shouts "Maximus the Merciful!"
20th Sep '16 7:56:00 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, [[VillainousIncest incestuous]] Emperor Commodus is the heir to the wise Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that his father wants to [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire make Rome a republic again]] and appoint the noble General Maximus as regent instead of him, he [[TheEvilPrince kills Aurelius]], frames Maximus, and orders the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as Maximus's wife and son (who don't). He casts himself as an [[WellDoneSonGuy unworthy son to a father with high demands]], but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent [[TheCaligula megalomania]] show that his grievances with his father only reflect on [[ItsAllAboutMe his desire to become ultimate ruler]], not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes the Senate's authority while keeping the populace in line with food and games. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility of revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have Maximus killed in the arena, but this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds the insurrection, killing most of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly killing Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which [[DirtyCoward he shifts in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight]]. His "love" for his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be [[BrotherSisterIncest lust]], and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla [RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil provide him with an heir]] so his "blood pure" progeny can [[ThousandYearReign reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come]]. He threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.

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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, [[VillainousIncest incestuous]] Emperor Commodus is the heir to the wise Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that his father wants to [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire make Rome a republic again]] and appoint the noble General Maximus as regent instead of him, he [[TheEvilPrince kills Aurelius]], frames Maximus, and orders the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as Maximus's wife and son (who don't). He casts himself as an [[WellDoneSonGuy unworthy son to a father with high demands]], but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent [[TheCaligula megalomania]] show that his grievances with his father only reflect on [[ItsAllAboutMe his desire to become ultimate ruler]], not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes the Senate's authority while keeping the populace in line with food and games. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility of revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have Maximus killed in the arena, but this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds the insurrection, killing most of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly killing Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which [[DirtyCoward he shifts in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight]]. His "love" for his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be [[BrotherSisterIncest lust]], and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla [RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil provide him with an heir]] so his "blood pure" progeny can [[ThousandYearReign reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come]]. He threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.
20th Sep '16 7:55:42 PM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, incestuous Emperor Commodus is the heir to the wise Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that his father wants to make Rome a republic again and appoint the noble General Maximus as regent instead of him, he kills Aurelius, frames Maximus, and orders the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as Maximus's wife and son (who don't). He casts himself as an unworthy son to a father with high demands, but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent megalomania show that his grievances with his father only reflect on his desire to become ultimate ruler, not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes the Senate's authority while keeping the populace in line with food and games. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility of revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have Maximus killed in the arena, but this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds the insurrection, killing most of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly killing Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which he shifts in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight. His "love" for his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be lust, and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla provide him with an heir so his "blood pure" progeny can reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come. He threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.

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* CompleteMonster: The power-hungry, violent, incestuous [[VillainousIncest incestuous]] Emperor Commodus is the heir to the wise Emperor Marcus Aurelius, but when he learns that his father wants to [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire make Rome a republic again again]] and appoint the noble General Maximus as regent instead of him, he [[TheEvilPrince kills Aurelius, Aurelius]], frames Maximus, and orders the death of Maximus (who escapes) as well as Maximus's wife and son (who don't). He casts himself as an [[WellDoneSonGuy unworthy son to a father with high demands, demands]], but his {{Patricide}} and subsequent megalomania [[TheCaligula megalomania]] show that his grievances with his father only reflect on [[ItsAllAboutMe his desire to become ultimate ruler, ruler]], not to make his father proud. He becomes Emperor, and marginalizes the Senate's authority while keeping the populace in line with food and games. When Maximus reappears in Rome and the possibility of revolution looms he goes completely off the rails. He tries to have Maximus killed in the arena, but this fails. He then lures his enemy into a trap and unfolds the insurrection, killing most of Maximus's sympathizers and planning to execute the rest after publicly killing Maximus himself in a spectacular showdown, which [[DirtyCoward he shifts in his favor by secretly wounding Maximus before the fight. fight]]. His "love" for his sister Lucilla is later revealed to simply be lust, [[BrotherSisterIncest lust]], and when he learns that she is working with Maximus, the "merciful" Commodus demands that the horrified Lucilla [RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil provide him with an heir heir]] so his "blood pure" progeny can [[ThousandYearReign reign as tyrants for a thousand years to come.come]]. He threatens to kill his own nephew (Lucilla's son) if Lucilla doesn't consent to becoming his personal sex slave, or takes her life to defy him. Even the PraetorianGuard (his personal bodyguard, who are ''paid'' to protect him at all cost) are so disgusted by him by the end that they refuse to aid him when he loses his sword in the final fight.
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