History YMMV / IClaudius

17th Nov '16 7:47:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero as revenge for his generally miserable life?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero as revenge for his generally miserable life?
3rd Nov '16 6:28:24 PM GentleMart
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* TearJerker: The life of Claudius himself; see TheWoobie below why.

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* TearJerker: The life death of Claudius himself; see TheWoobie below why.Livia manages to become this.


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** From the same episode as the above, Calpurnia, Pallas and Narcissus having to tell Claudius of Messalina's adulteries. The denial, and then the heartbreak, on Claudius's face has to be seen.
1st Sep '16 8:32:42 AM GentleMart
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* TearJerker: The life of Claudius himself; see TheWoobie below why.
** Herod's last words, written to Claudius:
--->'''Herod:''' ''"Marmoset, I am dying. My body is full of maggots. Forgive me. Forgive your old friend, who loved you dearly, yet secretly plotted to take the East away from you. I have failed. I played too dangerous a game. Little marmoset, you are a fool, but I envy you your folly. Do not weep for me; my punishment is just. I offended against the only living God. Farewell, my friend, whom I love more truly than you suppose. Farewell, little marmoset, my schoolfellow, and trust no-one. No-one. Your dying friend, Herod Agrippa."''
27th May '16 3:43:36 PM NothingProductive
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero as his revenge on Rome for his generally miserable life?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero as his revenge on Rome for his generally miserable life?
27th May '16 3:41:01 PM NothingProductive
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero to be "a viper for the Roman people" like Tiberius did Caligula?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Claudius' behavior in the last act of the books. Was he only feigning indifference, as the StoppedCaring entry suggests, or was he passive-aggressively grooming Nero to be "a viper as his revenge on Rome for the Roman people" like Tiberius did Caligula?his generally miserable life?
9th May '16 10:16:26 AM Atlantis1930
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** Macro crosses the horizon in a big way after usurping Sejanus's power, as he then conducts a bloody purge on all of Sejanus's loved ones and supporters, massacring many in the street and personally seeing that Sejanus's daughter is raped and then killed.
17th Mar '16 4:29:14 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Emperor UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} not only poisons his own father and assists in the murders of others, but when he inherits the throne of Rome, he turns the whole empire into a realm of terror and debauchery, having people murdered on insane whims (including his 12-year-old cousin and co-heir Gemellus for having a persistent cough), and forcing their wives to participate in twisted orgies against their will. He also [[TraumaticCSection cuts open his sister Drusilla to devour her unborn child]]. [[BrotherSisterIncest His child, no less.]] He is even repeatedly addressed as "Monster" in a sort of weird, affectionate way by Livia, his great-grandmother.
7th Jan '16 6:26:11 AM mlsmithca
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** Definitely the latter - he even says so at several points in the book
7th Jan '16 5:06:55 AM LahmacunKebab
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** Definitely the latter - he evens says so at several points in the book

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** Definitely the latter - he evens even says so at several points in the book
13th Sep '15 7:57:21 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Caligula, murderous bastard that he is, is clearly suffering and terrified when he suffers his mental breakdown. Even later, he tells Claudius about how he barely sleeps at night, and seems almost aware that something about him is terribly wrong.
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