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* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for (which didn't last but compare pre-breakup Servillia vs after, she was positively loving). In the first episode, they greeted each other with warmth, with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt brutal Roman political climate]], with Servillia allowing her bitterness and vengeance to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]], exile and death.

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* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for (which didn't last but compare pre-breakup Servillia vs after, she was positively loving). In the first episode, they greeted each other with warmth, with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt [[DecadentCourt brutal Roman political climate]], with Servillia allowing her bitterness and vengeance to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]], exile and death.


** At the end of the episode, when it's clear the battle is lost, Brutus thanks his men for their service, tells them [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was a privilege to command them]], apologises that he couldn't lead them to victory, and urges them to save themselves.

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** At the end of the episode, when it's clear the battle is lost, Brutus thanks his men for their service, tells them [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was a privilege to command them]], apologises apologizes that he couldn't lead them to victory, and urges them to save themselves.themselves.
* Vorenus raising Lucius after Niobe's death. He could have just as well killed the boy for being the product of his wife's infidelity and would have faced no repercussions but he chooses not to and even expresses concern when Pullo says Lucius wants to join the army, not wanting Lucius to put himself in such danger and instead wanting him to pursue a more peaceful life as a stonemason.

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*Just before the above scene, Pullo makes an offering to the gods by killing a beetle crawling in his cell. Rather than beg for his own life, he prays to the gods for Eirene and Vorenus to have long lives, along with Vorenus's family and for Eirene to know he's sorry for what he did(to her first lover)before being taken out to die. Compare this to Pullo at the start of season one, praying to the gods to spare him and offering animals he does not have onhand.


** It's for good reason that this doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, for ''both'' characters.

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** It's for good reason that this doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, for ''both'' characters.

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** When Vorenus stops one of Erastes' thugs from mutilating a baker, Niobe is telling him this was a ''really'' bad idea. Suddenly there's a rap on the window, which Vorenus cautiously opens...to find the baker presenting him with a loaf of bread in simple thanks.


* Octavian is a cold an often heartless character but whenever he speaks to or about Pullo or Vorenus he softens and shows clear attachment to them. When Pullo shows up at the battlefield after Octavian has defeated Mark Antony Pullo is looking for Vorenus to tell him that his children are alive. When Octavian hears this he actively helps Pullo find Vorenus even though Vorenus fought for Antony. In a strange way, his relationship with Pullo especially approaches that of a stable father-son, or older-younger brother. Which is a good thing, as it counts as perhaps the only positive male relationship he has.

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* Octavian is a cold an and often heartless character but whenever he speaks to or about Pullo or Vorenus he softens and shows clear attachment to them. When Pullo shows up at the battlefield after Octavian has defeated Mark Antony Pullo is looking for Vorenus to tell him that his children are alive. When Octavian hears this he actively helps Pullo find Vorenus even though Vorenus fought for Antony. In a strange way, his relationship with Pullo especially approaches that of a stable father-son, or older-younger brother. Which is a good thing, as it counts as perhaps the only positive male relationship he has.



** Vorenus saying that it has been an honour serving with Antony, and Antony's touched "has it?".

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** Vorenus saying that it has been an honour serving with Antony, and Antony's touched "has "Has it?".



* Servillia and her duenna. Each scene with them showcased just how close they are, with Servillia leaning to her for assurance and comfort while the latter show UndyingLoyalty and love even until the the former's suicide.
* A small one but on the march to Phillipi, Brutus cheerfully tells Cassius about his exploits getting to know the men under their command and that he's been jovially sharing a laugh with the soldiers about their shared annoyance with the constant marching. Given that as a upper class Roman, Brutus wouldn't have contemplated associating with plebians, it's quite a display of character development.
** At the end of the episode, when it's clear the battle is lost, Brutus thanks his men for their service, tells them [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was a privilege to command them]], apologises that he couldn't lead them to victory and urges them to save themselves.

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* Servillia and her duenna. Each scene with them showcased just how close they are, with Servillia leaning to her for assurance and comfort while the latter show UndyingLoyalty and love even until the the former's suicide.
* A small one one, but on the march to Phillipi, Brutus cheerfully tells Cassius about his exploits getting to know the men under their command and that he's been jovially sharing a laugh with the soldiers about their shared annoyance with the constant marching. Given that as a upper class an upper-class Roman, Brutus wouldn't have contemplated associating with plebians, it's quite a display of character development.
** At the end of the episode, when it's clear the battle is lost, Brutus thanks his men for their service, tells them [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was a privilege to command them]], apologises that he couldn't lead them to victory victory, and urges them to save themselves.


* Servillia and her duenna. Each scene with them showcased just how close they are, with Servillia leaning to her for assurance and comfort while the latter show UndyingLoyalty and love even until the the former's suicide.

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* Servillia and her duenna. Each scene with them showcased just how close they are, with Servillia leaning to her for assurance and comfort while the latter show UndyingLoyalty and love even until the the former's suicide.suicide.
* A small one but on the march to Phillipi, Brutus cheerfully tells Cassius about his exploits getting to know the men under their command and that he's been jovially sharing a laugh with the soldiers about their shared annoyance with the constant marching. Given that as a upper class Roman, Brutus wouldn't have contemplated associating with plebians, it's quite a display of character development.
** At the end of the episode, when it's clear the battle is lost, Brutus thanks his men for their service, tells them [[ItHasBeenAnHonor it was a privilege to command them]], apologises that he couldn't lead them to victory and urges them to save themselves.


*** Caesarion bonding with Vorenus. Unlike the others, Vorenus, while respectful, treated him with genuine feelings refusing to mindlessly grovel under his feet. Thus earning some of Caesarion's respect.



* Cleopatra's farewell to Caesarion. Considering that the Ptolemies are a DysfunctionalFamily at best, Cleopatra tries to buck the trend and is shown to genuinely love her children. Compare how she treated her former brother-husband, and how she orders Caesarion to don travel clothes and prepare for what she knows is a long exile.

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* Cleopatra's farewell to Caesarion. Considering that the Ptolemies are a DysfunctionalFamily at best, Cleopatra tries to buck the trend and is shown to genuinely love her children. Compare how she treated her former brother-husband, and how she orders Caesarion to don travel clothes and prepare for what she knows is a long exile. And when the news came she had died, Caesarion was genuinely upset.
* Vorenus and Niobe's second reunion. Compare to the first reunion where Vorenus accuses his wife of being a 'whore' and the children's fear of him. The second time they reunite, Vorenus and Niobe promptly hugged (shagged) each other and his daughters and grandson greeted him warmly. It was a refreshing family scene - which made the ending of season 1 and the subsequent TraumaCongaLine of season 2, the more heartbreaking.
* Servillia and her duenna. Each scene with them showcased just how close they are, with Servillia leaning to her for assurance and comfort while the latter show UndyingLoyalty and love even until the the former's suicide.


* Cleopatra's farewell to Caesarion. Considering that the Ptolemies are a DysfunctionalFamily at best, Cleopatra tries to buck the trend and is shown to genuinely love her children. Compare how she treated her former brother-husband, and how she orders Caesarion to don travel clothes and prepare (for what she knows an exile).

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* Cleopatra's farewell to Caesarion. Considering that the Ptolemies are a DysfunctionalFamily at best, Cleopatra tries to buck the trend and is shown to genuinely love her children. Compare how she treated her former brother-husband, and how she orders Caesarion to don travel clothes and prepare (for for what she knows an exile).is a long exile.


* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for (which didn't last but compare pre-breakup Servillia vs after, she was positively loving). In the first episode, they greeted each other with warmth, with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt brutal Roman political climate]], with Servillia allowing her bitterness and vengeance to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]], exile and death.

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* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for (which didn't last but compare pre-breakup Servillia vs after, she was positively loving). In the first episode, they greeted each other with warmth, with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt brutal Roman political climate]], with Servillia allowing her bitterness and vengeance to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]], exile and death.death.
* Cleopatra's farewell to Caesarion. Considering that the Ptolemies are a DysfunctionalFamily at best, Cleopatra tries to buck the trend and is shown to genuinely love her children. Compare how she treated her former brother-husband, and how she orders Caesarion to don travel clothes and prepare (for what she knows an exile).


* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for, unlike Atia who would probably have him flogged. Instead they both greet each other with warmth with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the brutal Roman political climate, with Servillia allowing her bitterness to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]].

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* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for, unlike Atia who would probably have him flogged. Instead for (which didn't last but compare pre-breakup Servillia vs after, she was positively loving). In the first episode, they both greet greeted each other with warmth warmth, with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when faced with the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt brutal Roman political climate, climate]], with Servillia allowing her bitterness and vengeance to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]].figure]], exile and death.


* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for, unlike Atia who would probably have him flogged. Instead they both greet each other with warmth with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. It was only when Caesar scorned her (after she chose to stay in Rome, to show her love and devotion), that the bitterness destroyed what had been a loving relationship.

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* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for, unlike Atia who would probably have him flogged. Instead they both greet each other with warmth with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. It was only Unfortunately, this heartwarming relationship did not last when Caesar scorned faced with the brutal Roman political climate, with Servillia allowing her (after she chose to stay in Rome, to show her love and devotion), that the bitterness destroyed what had been a loving relationship.to consume her while Brutus' BreakTheCutie lead him to eventually murder his [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]].


* After the triumph of Julius Caesar, Vercingetorix's body is thrown away, discarded like a common piece of trash. Several of his compatriots recover the body and burn it in a traditional sense, with (as much of) the honor they could maintain.

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* After the triumph of Julius Caesar, Vercingetorix's body is thrown away, discarded like a common piece of trash. Several of his compatriots recover the body and burn it in a traditional sense, with (as much of) the honor they could maintain.maintain.
* Before everything went to hell, Servillia's relationship with Brutus is quite sweet. Although she finds Brutus' lack of ambition a bit irritating, she does not push him into a role that he is not suited for, unlike Atia who would probably have him flogged. Instead they both greet each other with warmth with Brutus even teasing about a letter he received from Caesar. It was only when Caesar scorned her (after she chose to stay in Rome, to show her love and devotion), that the bitterness destroyed what had been a loving relationship.

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* Pullo & Eirene's relationship in Season 2. Sure, it started off poorly in Season 1, what with him killing her first lover and all, but time's moved on and now they quite obviously love each other. Pullo even says that if she and Vorenus were drowning in the Tiber, he'd save her first. Awww. (Admittedly his reasoning is that she's half Vorenus' weight but still...awww.)


* Octavian is a cold an often heartless character but whenever he speaks to or about Pullo or Vorenus he softens and shows clear attachment to them. When Pullo shows up at the battlefield after Octavian has defeated Mark Antony Pullo is looking for Vorenus to tell him that his children are alive. When Octavian hears this he actively helps Pullo find Vorenus even though Vorenus fought for Antony.

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* Octavian is a cold an often heartless character but whenever he speaks to or about Pullo or Vorenus he softens and shows clear attachment to them. When Pullo shows up at the battlefield after Octavian has defeated Mark Antony Pullo is looking for Vorenus to tell him that his children are alive. When Octavian hears this he actively helps Pullo find Vorenus even though Vorenus fought for Antony. In a strange way, his relationship with Pullo especially approaches that of a stable father-son, or older-younger brother. Which is a good thing, as it counts as perhaps the only positive male relationship he has.

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