Varro stands out from the other gladiators with his short, curly blond hair. He has a friendly demeanor and an open face, giving him a boyish appearance. Even before training in Ludus de Batiatus, Varro sported a muscular build.
Varro is one of the most amiable and friendly gladiators. He is a gladiator of his own choosing, deciding that he would pay his debts by fighting in the arena and putting his earnings in debt; these are also sent to support his wife, Aurelia and son. He chose to pay the debt out of honor, instead of following the coward's path, which would be to flee Capua and hide.
Despite his gentler nature, Varro is boisterous and enjoys sparring with Spartacus, with whom he has a great friendship.