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Nasir (Pana Hema Taylor)

"Strike Jupiter and the Cilician from mind. I would have them of no concern to the one that holds my heart."

Nasir is a young Syrian slave who is freed by Spartacus' rebellion. During the rebellion, he goes on to become the lover of Agron.

  • Action Survivor: At first. Unlike most of Spartacus' group, Nasir was a body slave and never experienced combat or violent hardship like the gladiators. However, he quickly realizes that if he wants to remain in the rebellion, then he needs to learn how to fight and kill Roman enemies.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: To Agron. They spend a good half of the season dancing around their attraction, even though everyone else can see that they like each other.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: With Spartacus and the other rebels. After his attempt to kill Spartacus fails and the latter prevents Agron from killing him, Nasir starts to see that the rebels aren't as terrible or misguided as his Roman masters led him to believe. By the season's end, Nasir is completely loyal to Spartacus and falls in love with Agron.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Due to his slight stature, Nasir is nicknamed "little man" by many of the other rebels and gladiators. He is not amused.
    Nasir: You suffer no wound?
    Agron: The gods favor me, little man.
    Nasir: Call me that again, and they shall turn from you.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He's one of the few rebels who survives and escapes to freedom in the end; he's also the only character who's Love Interest survived with them.
  • Expy: To Pietros. He's basically a characterization of what the latter could have been if he had learned to fight.
  • Fragile Speedster: Nasir is much slighter than the other rebels, both in height and weight. Because of this, he's been trained by Lugo to rely on quick reflexes and natural speed to fight effectively alongside the gladiators.
  • Gay Best Friend: To Chadara. Later to Naevia as well. Despite her PTSD after enduring repeated rape and her initial discomfort with being touched even by her beloved Crixus, Naevia is frequently shown hanging around with Nasir.
  • Good Counterpart: To Ashur, who is a Syrian that betrays Spartacus during their dealings. Lampshaded by Crixus and Agron in his first episodes.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Happiness might be too strong a word, but he is not happy when Spartacus invades his villa and kills his dominus, angrily stating that in his household, he was in a position of respect. However, he eventually comes to realise he's much better off free and had simply been conditioned to accept his lot in life without protest. He finally severs ties to his old life altogether, in particular rejecting his slave name and reclaiming the one given to him at birth.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Nasir quickly realizes upon joining the rebellion that not knowing how to fight will get him killed. Lugo takes Nasir on a trainee and despite struggling at first, he gradually starts to become a warrior in his right.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He's shorter than most of the other male characters, with a slight build, delicate features and long hair.
  • Made a Slave: Nasir was taken from his homeland of Syria and forced to become a body slave. He mentions having lost a brother and despairs that after so many years in Europe, most memories of Syria have left him.
  • That Man Is Dead: When he was a slave, he was named "Tiberius" by his dominus. When he becomes a rebel, he says to address him by his birth name, "Nasir".
  • The Napoleon: He's much shorter than the other male characters and really doesn't like being called "small" or "little man". Agron ignores this and the latter develops into an affectionate nickname between them.
  • Near-Death Experience: During the Naevia Rescue Arc.
  • Nice Guy: In War of the Damned. While many of the other rebels become more violent and cynical, Nasir actively tries to remain positive and not lose himself to the carnage that surrounds him.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Chadara. They served for many years in the same house as body slaves and often relied on each other when the position became too much to tolerate. Nasir is devastated when she turns against Spartacus and the rebellion.
  • Promotion to Closing Credits: In War of the Damned.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Of the second season.
  • Sex Slave: His dominus apparently used him as one occasionally, alongside Chadara.
  • The Smart Guy: Nasir quite effectively ran his dominus' household and appears to be responsible for organizing the freed slaves in his first episode. Spartacus takes notice of this and even tells Agron that Nasir's intelligence was the main reason why he was spared from execution.
  • Straight Gay: Like the show's other gay characters, you wouldn't know Nasir favored the same gender without seeing him interact with his lover.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Despite admitting that he's not a natural warrior, Nasir doesn't hesitate to learn how to fight or protect himself. By War of the Damned, he's become quite the capable fighter and strategist.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: First appeared as an angry young man who even attempted to kill Spartacus. By the end of Vengeance (and continuing through War of the Damned) he's one of the nicest characters on the show.
  • Weapon of Choice: Blade on a Stick. He prefers to fight with ranged weapons due to his slighter stature and strength, eventually favoring a spear more so than anything else.
  • Yaoi Guys: With Agron.

     Lucius Caelius 

Lucius Caelius (Peter McCauley)

"The Gods finally fuck me to the afterlife... care to join me?"

Lucius Caelius of the Caelian clan. His family was struck down through the proscription program implemented by Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a prominent Roman politician who achieved consulship in 88 BCE and ruled as Rome's dictator for three years until he retired.

  • Badass Teacher: To Mira and some of the other slaves, specifically teaching them how to fight with a bow.
  • Cool Old Guy: Despite his age, he's willing to fight when badly outnumbered and under-equipped.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: He is Roman, but hates the Republic due to the fact a rival killed his family and stole his lands, whilst the elite did nothing.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He's extremely bitter and snarky (and with good reason, seeing how his whole family was wiped out), but more than willing to fight with the rebels against the Romans.
  • * Long-Range Fighter: A textbook example compared to Mira.
  • Team Dad: To the rebels in the second season.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Holds off the Egyptian and the other Romans. Then the Egyptian just cuts his head off.


Chadara (Bonnie Sveen)

"Freedom is not without cost. I pay with the only coin I have. As do you."

Chadara is one of the many slaves that Spartacus and his men have freed. She is unsure of her place among the freed men and women, and attempts to secure a higher position (and protection) by using her body.

  • Absolute Cleavage: She tends to wear dresses with plunging necklaces.
  • All Women Are Lustful: A rather tragic example. She uses sex to gain position with the rebel camp and doesn't seem to think she's any good at anything else.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: When a repulsed Mira asks why she would willingly sleep with Rhaskos, who isn't exactly a dreamboat, Chadara replies that being his lover ensures her a safe place among the rebels, as they aren't all as lucky as Mira to have Spartacus' affections and protection. Mira realizes Chadara has a point and it inspires her to learn how to fight properly, and to encourage the others to learn.
  • Canon Foreigner: There are no historical records of an Greek concubine joining Spartacus' resistance.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Her dominus and several gladiators, in particular Rhaskos, certainly do.
  • Gorgeous Greek: She serves as an Greek concubine to her Roman masters.
  • Lie Back and Think of England: Generally how she approaches sex; it's how she endures sex with her dominus and even after being freed, she tends to treat sex with gladiators as a means to an end rather than something enjoyable, staring elsewhere and looking bored more than anything.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Introduced having sex with her dominus (though that scene in particular could be seen as Fan Disservice considering that she is an Sex Slave).
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Rhaskos has no illusions about her chastity and doesn't care, although it isn't clear whether he regards her as a girlfriend or simply another of his many whores.
  • Neutral Female: Deconstructed. Her refusal to train in any sort of combat and to just use sex to gain position ultimately results in her death.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Nasir.
  • Really Gets Around: Downplayed and deconstructed. She sleeps with or attempts to seduce a number of gladiators, though it's less because she's truly interested in sex with them and more because she thinks being their lover will ensure she’s protected. It works with Rhaskos, but he then dies, while some of the other men she sleeps don't regard their encounters as anything more than a One Night Stand. Mira eventually gets sick of it, and tells her to "Seize your destiny with your hands, not by spreading your legs." Unfortunately, she takes this to mean 'betray the rebellion'. Of course, it's also possibly that Mira is just tired of Chadara being useless for anything except sex and wishes she'd do something to actually help the rebellion.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Of the second season.
  • Sex Equals Love: Downplayed. She seems upset when she learns of Rhaskos's death, but it's unclear if she's more upset that she's lost her protector, or if she genuinely liked him.
  • Sex Is Liberation: Deconstructed. She tries using sex to gain favors and position within the rebel camp, but it mostly fails. Mira outright states that she should try learning actual skills to make herself useful to the rebellion, but she seems unenthusiastic.
  • Sex Slave: She was used as this by her dominus; in fact, her Establishing Character Moment is her dominus roughly having sex with her, while she looks bored and uncomfortable.
  • Shipper on Deck: She's a Nagron supporter, cheerfully noting Nasir and Agron's attraction to one another.
  • Shoot the Dog: She was literally at the receiving end of this.
  • True Blue Femininity: Usually wears blue.
  • The Vamp: Played with. Whilst she does use her sex appeal to get what she wants, she's not evil and is merely trying to survive. Possibly played straighter when she attempts to betray the rebels in the end.


Saxa (Ellen Hollman)

"I again find your arms."

Saxa is one of a group of Germanic prisoners rescued from a slave ship in Neapolis who become rebels under Spartacus' command.


Lugo (Barry Duffiel)

"The man who kill Sedullus... is great warrior! And Lugo follow!"

Lugo is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He later becomes a strong rebel warrior under Spartacus' command.


Donar (Heath Jones)

"You had me at whores."

Donar is a former gladiator from Batiatus' Ludus. He escapes with Spartacus following the revolt, and becomes one of the top warriors among the rebellion's ranks.



Nemetes (Ditch Davey)

"You mistake intent. I do not offer charity, I offer exchange. Bread, for whatever coin you may know of yet undiscovered."

Nemetes is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He becomes a prominent but restless rebel under Spartacus' command.

  • If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: His idea of getting Caesar to prove his loyalty is demanding that he rape and torture a Roman prisoner.
  • Jerkass: One of the biggest Jerkasses who isn't a Roman.
  • Kick the Dog: Gets Mira killed, and then blames Spartacus for it. It earns him a savage beating.
    • Gets another one in War of the Damned, where he pretends to offer bread to a Roman prisoner for his pregnant wife, then drops it out of reach and laughs as he is forced to fight another prisoner for it.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Does this at the end of Vengeance. It gets Mira killed.
  • Made a Slave: Though he is freed by the rebels soon after.
  • Promotion to Closing Credits: In War of the Damned.
  • Smug Snake: Especially when he's being a Jerkass (read: pretty much all the time).
  • Token Evil Teammate: Represents everything that's evil in the rebel forces.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was already an arrogant douche whose reckless actions got Mira killed in Vengeance. He gets much worse in War of the Damned, where he not only plots to betray Spartacus and those loyal to him, but is shown to have disobeyed Spartacus's orders not to harm the Roman captives, keeping a woman tied up in a shed, raping and torturing her for amusement.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Rapes and tortures a Roman woman and happily slaughters other female prisoners in Sinuessa.


Sedullus (Conan Stevens)

"Spill more Roman blood? Cock hardens at the fucking thought!"

Sedullus is a Germanic warrior captured by Romans and transported to Neapolis as a slave. He serves as the alpha male of his Germanic brethren.

  • Blood Knight: His "cock hardens at the fucking thought" of killing Romans and he winds up starting a huge fight between the rebels.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He attempts to rape Naevia and punches her when she fights back.


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