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Spartacus Series: Ex-Champions of the Batiatus House
Batiatus House has had several champions throughout history and many of them are highly skilled. Perhaps, they even rivaled our main warriors like Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus.
Old Chmpions of the House of Titus Batiatus:
Before the times of Oenomaus, Gannicus, Crixus and Spartacus gained fame, gladiators like Magnetius and Dolor under the lanista Titus Batiatus (and his father, before him) had their own right to fame as Champions of the House of Batiatus. Are they:
Magnetius was the champion of Titus, proclaimed by him as one of the best of his ludus. Magnetius' weapon of choice appears to be a single Gladius Hispaniensis, an older and longer type of Roman sword, not traditionally used by gladiators. Magnetius wields the two-handed weapon for deadly purposes and strikes with such force that his opponents often lose their balance and even control over their own shields.
Hadrianus was a tall, thin man with an ax. When the episode in which he appeared was first broadcast, fans speculated that Hadrianus was actually the prequel Doctore, as his face is not seen and lanistas tend to use their former best gladiators as coaches. This was proven false by the Blu-ray release of Gods of the Arena, where it was revealed that the prequel doctore was called Ulpius.
Acolytus fought with sword and shield. He had a slightly Greek appearance, due to his white beard and the shape of his helmet, and his name also suggested this origin. His fighting technique, great strength and dexterity as a champion can also suggest Spartan heritage.
Dolor was a fierce champion who fought with a hammer. His name, and the fact that a hammer was his favorite weapon, give a strong indication that he may be an Illyrian by birth, his name coming from one of the tribes in the south of his nation (in present-day Albania).
Zephyros was a great gladiator titan who fought with a single sword. Similar to Gannicus, he wore a feathered helmet (possibly denoting his elevated position as a champion among his fellow gladiators). His name marks him as presumably of Greek origin. battle (marking him as a "Starz-style" Secutor, probably). His name suggests that he is Roman.
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