* Before he kicks the messenger into the pit, Leonidas looks to his wife for a sign. She nods, approving what he is about to do. It may not seem like much, but think about it. This is a great, barbaric king, and quite possibly the scariest man in the world...and he looks to his wife for approval.
* This interaction between Leonidas and Gorgo. So much unsaid, but understood by both.
-->'''Leonidas:''' Yes, my lady?
-->'''Gorgo:''' Come back with your shield, or on it.
-->'''Leonidas:''' Yes, my lady.
* After the death of Astinos, Leonidas come to Captain Artemis and says "My heart is broken for your loss." In the midst of the fighting, Leonidas lowers his walls a little to tell his friend that he is sorry for his son's death.
* Leonidas's last thoughts are to his wife. Though the scene borders on tear jerker.