History YMMV / Rome

8th May '17 5:04:29 PM madame_newbie
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* TearJerker: The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.

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* TearJerker: The TearJerker:
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undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.spectacle.
** Poor Eirene, after being forced into slavery and sold of to Vorenus's household, she eventually found solace with a fellow slave. Then one day, she found out her Master's best friend had bought her freedom and even brought her a gift to celebrate. Only, when she went off to try said gift, said friend brutally murdered her lover out of sheer jealousy. Then, after forgiving the murderer (although not without trying to kill him first), she had a semblance of a loving family life. Only to have it brutally cut short as she was poisoned by a jealous Gaia.
** Servillia might be a JerkAssWoobie, but there's something heartbreaking when Caesar, whom she stayed loyal too and even risked life and humiliation to prove said loyalty, ultimately discards her out of politics. Also, her reaction to Brutus' death, was to try wearing her death mask before breaking down, weeping that she was 'so tired of sleeping.' She may have behind a lot of deaths, but it's also obvious that a lot of her pain and suffering could have been avoided.
** Atia when she was publicly scorned by Anthony. At first, she tried to fool herself, excusing Anthony's dismissal as Cleopatra's orders. When assured that it wasn't the case, she breaks down, slaps Vorenus and runs away.
** Posca weeping over Caesar's dead body, calling out for his 'dominus'.
** Brutus' SuicideByCop.
6th Oct '16 8:38:04 AM TrollBrutal
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--> '''Mark Antony''': I ''shall'' be a good politician... even if it kills me. Or if it kills anyone else, for that matter.

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--> ---> '''Mark Antony''': I Antony:'''I ''shall'' be a good politician... even if it kills me. Or if it kills anyone else, for that matter.



** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead. Downplayed in that none of the crap happen to her [[BrokenBird breaks her]], exactly, just turns her more and more cynical and resigned.

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** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed driven by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead. Downplayed in that none of the crap happen to her [[BrokenBird breaks her]], exactly, just turns her more and more cynical and resigned.
17th Aug '16 2:55:45 PM TrollBrutal
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** Is Caesar another demagogue, ambitious SleazyPolitician who in the end only seeks personal gain or is indeed a lesser evil clashing with an entrenched and way more corrupt aristocracy? Are his lenient, benevolent ways -- self-serving as the might be -- ultimately good for the people?

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** Is Caesar another demagogue, ambitious SleazyPolitician who in the end only seeks personal gain or is indeed a lesser evil clashing with an entrenched and way more corrupt aristocracy? Are his lenient, benevolent ways -- self-serving as the they might be -- ultimately good for the people?
17th Aug '16 2:37:53 PM TrollBrutal
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** Is Caesar another demagogue, ambitious SleazyPolitician who in the end only seeks personal gain or is a a lesser evil clashing with an entrenched and way more corrupt aristocracy? Are his, lenient benevolent ways -- self-serving as the might be -- ultimately good for the people?

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** Is Caesar another demagogue, ambitious SleazyPolitician who in the end only seeks personal gain or is a indeed a lesser evil clashing with an entrenched and way more corrupt aristocracy? Are his, lenient his lenient, benevolent ways -- self-serving as the might be -- ultimately good for the people?
17th Aug '16 2:37:01 PM TrollBrutal
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar righteous crusader]] who kills Caesar out of a sense of duty, he's a MommasBoy with an OedipusComplex who gets duped into killing Caesar (his [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]], and his mom's lover) because of a petty family feud that he wants nothing to do with.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is Caesar another demagogue, ambitious SleazyPolitician who in the end only seeks personal gain or is a a lesser evil clashing with an entrenched and way more corrupt aristocracy? Are his, lenient benevolent ways -- self-serving as the might be -- ultimately good for the people?
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The show presents one for Brutus. Instead of a [[Theatre/JuliusCaesar righteous crusader]] who kills Caesar out of a sense of duty, he's a MommasBoy with an OedipusComplex who gets duped into killing Caesar (his [[ParentalSubstitute surrogate father]], and his mom's lover) because of a petty family feud that he wants nothing to do with.
24th Jul '16 4:51:37 AM JackG
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The fact that Vorenus and Pullo owe loyalty to two different masters (Antony and Octavian respectively) appears to be leading up to an epic battle where they'll be forced to fight each other. This never happens.
10th Jun '16 2:26:35 AM AetherMaster
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** Pullo, by all accounts, is not a nice guy. One can't help but feel sorry for him though when Gaia kills his wife and unborn child simply because she wanted to sleep with him.



* TearJerker: The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain stangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.

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* TearJerker: The undignified treatment of [[spoiler: Vercingetorix, the Gallic chieftain stangled strangled at Caesar's Triumph]]. The man saw his homeland subjugated and his people enslaved, only for his life to end as a spectacle.


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** Eirene. Nearly everything that happens to her in the series is pretty awful. To start with, she was kidnapped and enslaved from her homeland. Then she has her beloved killed by Pullo after he frees her from slavery, since he intended to marry her. She contemplates murdering Pullo when he's incapacitated, but she decides to forgive him and the two get married in the second season. It seems like the two are happy for a while and Eirene becomes pregnant with Pullo's child, but then in comes Gaia. After Gaia disrespects Eirene in public, she asks Pullo to beat Gaia for being an unruly slave, but they end up having rough sex. Now that Gaia knows that Pullo wants her, she poisons Eirene with an abortifacient, who dies from blood loss with her unborn child.
25th May '16 9:45:03 AM 06tele
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** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead.

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** Poor, helpless Octavia. She is pimped by her own mother to a repulsive old man and blackmailed by her dominating lesbian lover into [[spoiler: having sex with her brother]]. This continues in Season Two, where said brother is master of the family and now pimping her to Mark Antony instead. Downplayed in that none of the crap happen to her [[BrokenBird breaks her]], exactly, just turns her more and more cynical and resigned.
18th Apr '16 4:13:56 PM Farnham
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** It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Pompey as his army is defeated and his forces disintegrate around him, especially when you see him doing everything he can to keep his family's spirits up as hope for finding some refuge dwindles.

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** It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Pompey as his army is defeated and his forces disintegrate around him, especially when you see him doing everything he can to keep his family's spirits up as hope for finding some refuge dwindles. By the time Vorenus and Pullo encounter and capture him, he is a completely broken man.
18th Apr '16 4:08:23 PM Farnham
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The [[LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karmic]] DeathByIrony of Brutus, stabbed by several people in the same time, as he stands in the middle of them, like Caesar. Aeschylus' anvil [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped needed to be dropped]] : "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The [[LaserGuidedKarma Laser-Guided Karmic]] DeathByIrony of Brutus, stabbed by several people soldiers of Caesar's old legion in the same time, as he stands in the middle of them, like Caesar. Aeschylus' anvil [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped needed to be dropped]] : "By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die".
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