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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her son. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.

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* Cleopatra decides to FaceDeathWithDignity, dresses herself as a queen, and commits suicide via a snake's bite [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather than endure the humiliation that Octavian plans to inflicts on her]], which will likely culminate in watching him murder her son. When Octavian and his troops burst into the room after she's been bitten by the snake, despite the pain and the fact that she's mere seconds from death, Cleopatra manages to stand up, face down Octavian, and spit out a DyingDeclarationOfHate that gives ''Octavian'' pause, then still has to the wherewithal to sit back on her throne and [[TogetherInDeath clasp the hand of Antony's body as she dies]]. While perhaps slightly understated, a DyingMomentOfAwesome doesn't get much better than that.


* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: [[ItHasBeenAnHonor he thanks his men for their service]], urges them to save themselves and asks one centurion to pass a farewell message to his mother, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]

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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, spoiled fool, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: [[ItHasBeenAnHonor he thanks his men for their service]], urges them to save themselves and asks one centurion to pass a farewell message to his mother, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]


*** Which also serves as a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}, if a very violent one...

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*** Which also serves as a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}, SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, if a very violent one...


*** Oh no, they did. Atia spends the rest of the series being hounded to the point where she is a perfect painted mother to the perfect painted son who murdered the love of her life, knowing full well it was her love for power that caused all of it.

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*** Oh no, they did. Atia spends the rest of the series being hounded to the point where she is a perfect painted mother to the perfect painted son who murdered drove the love of her life, life to death, knowing full well it was her love for power that caused all of it.it. Not to mention said love went to the arms of Cleopatra and was willing to die for her [[spoiler: when he thought she and their children had committed suicide]].

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* Shrotly after this, when Antony uses Caesar's funeral as an opportunity to incite the Roman mob against Caesar's assassins, he bluntly tells Brutus, Cassius and co. to [[GetOut get out of Rome]] and drives home the point that if they refuse, he will turn loose the plebian mob (of whom Caesar was beloved) on them. [[KnowWhenToFoldEm The Liberatores quickly comply]].
-->'''Cassius''': [[SmugSnake You may wish as you will. We yet have all the Senate behind us and all the men of quality]]. ''[A furious Antony storms over to Cassius]''
-->'''Antony''': ''[fuming with rage]'' And ''I'' have an angry mob, that will ''roast'' and ''eat'' your 'men of quality' in the ashes of the Senate House!


-->'''Brutus''': ''[[spoiler:(addressing his men for the last time)]]'' [[spoiler; It has been an honour and a pleasure leading you, and I am sorry we could not do better. But you must look to yourselves now. Save your skins]]. ''[[spoiler: (to the centurion)]]'' [[spoiler: Give my best to my mother. Tell her...tell her something suitable]].

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-->'''Brutus''': ''[[spoiler:(addressing [[spoiler:''(addressing his men for the last time)]]'' [[spoiler; time)'' It has been an honour and a pleasure leading you, and I am sorry we could not do better. But you must look to yourselves now. Save your skins]]. ''[[spoiler: (to skins. ''(to the centurion)]]'' [[spoiler: centurion)'' Give my best to my mother. Tell her...tell her something suitable]].


-->[[spoiler: ''[Cicero's expression is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone one of unmitigated horror]] as he reluctantly returns to his seat. Octavian stands up and points to the Senate floor]].

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-->[[spoiler: ''[Cicero's -->''[[spoiler: [Cicero's expression is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone one of unmitigated horror]] as he reluctantly returns to his seat. Octavian stands up and points to the Senate floor]].floor]]''.


* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: he thanks his men for their service, urges them to save themselves and asks one centurion to pass a farewell message to his mother, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]]

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* Brutus is, at various times, spoiled, a drunkard, and cowardly, yet gets a crowning moment of awesome [[spoiler:just before his death at the battle of Philippi, which is clearly lost: [[ItHasBeenAnHonor he thanks his men for their service, service]], urges them to save themselves and asks one centurion to pass a farewell message to his mother, kisses the signet ring made from the crown of the Tarquin King his ancestor drove from Rome, and walks off alone and ''unarmoured'' to fight an entire regiment of Octavian and Antony's soldiers, knowing full well he'll die in the attempt. The advancing enemy legionnaires are even hesitant to move on him because of his brazenness.]] ]]
-->'''Brutus''': ''[[spoiler:(addressing his men for the last time)]]'' [[spoiler; It has been an honour and a pleasure leading you, and I am sorry we could not do better. But you must look to yourselves now. Save your skins]]. ''[[spoiler: (to the centurion)]]'' [[spoiler: Give my best to my mother. Tell her...tell her something suitable]].


[[spoiler: ''[The gathered Senators begin muttering angrily at this. A deeply rattled Cicero, at this, rises and goes over to Octavian]'']]

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[[spoiler: -->[[spoiler: ''[The gathered Senators begin muttering angrily at this. A deeply rattled Cicero, at this, rises and goes over to Octavian]'']]


[[spoiler: ''[Cicero's expression is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone one of unmitigated horror]] as he reluctantly returns to his seat. Octavian stands up and points to the Senate floor]].

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[[spoiler: -->[[spoiler: ''[Cicero's expression is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone one of unmitigated horror]] as he reluctantly returns to his seat. Octavian stands up and points to the Senate floor]].


* And don't forget Servillia. After the death of her son, she parks herself outside Atia's house and calls out "Atia of the Julii, I call for justice" over and over and freaking over again while her servant pours ashes over her. After what seems to be at least twelve solid hours of this, Atia finally has had enough and goes outside, and Servillia has the following to say: "Gods below: I am Servilia of the most ancient and sacred Junii of whose bones the seven hills of Rome are built. I summon you to listen. Curse this woman! Send her bitterness and despair for all of her life. Let her taste nothing but ashes and iron. Gods of the underworld, all that I have left I give to you in sacrifice if you will make it so." Then she stabs herself in the heart, followed by her servant doing the same. Antony's reaction: "Now ''that'' is an exit."

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* And don't forget Servillia. After the death of her son, she parks herself outside Atia's house and calls out "Atia of the Julii, I call for justice" over and over and freaking over again while her servant pours ashes over her. After what seems to be at least twelve solid hours of this, Atia finally has had enough and goes outside, and Servillia has the following to say: "Gods below: I am Servilia of the most ancient and sacred Junii of whose bones the seven hills of Rome are built. I summon you to listen. Curse this woman! Send her bitterness and despair for all of her life. Let her taste nothing but ashes and iron. Gods of the underworld, all that I have left I give to you in sacrifice if you will make it so." Then she stabs herself in the heart, followed by her servant doing the same. Antony's reaction: Even Antony has to admit, "Now ''that'' is [[DyingMomentOfAwesome an exit.exit]]."


** Gaia gets her finest moment in the previous scene, where she saves Pullo's life and dispatches Memmio in the process, even if it didn't - by any means - make things alright with him.

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** Gaia gets clears any doubts about her finest moment badassery in the previous scene, where she saves saving Pullo's life and dispatches dispatching Memmio in the process, process; even if it didn't - by any means - make things alright with him.

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** Gaia gets her finest moment in the previous scene, where she saves Pullo's life and dispatches Memmio in the process, even if it didn't - by any means - make things alright with him.

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* Mark Antony pulling Vorenus out of his depression after the deaths of Caesar and Niobe and charging him with taking over the Aventine ''collegia''. Though he may be a "drink-sodden, sex-addled wreck," to quote Cicero, that scene shows why so many were devoted to Antony, and how he was later able to get Lepidus' ''entire army'' to defect to him without so much as a sword being raised.

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