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Hamilcar
HamilcarHD
First appearance S1E02: Sacramentum Gladiatorum
Last appearance S1E13: Kill Them All
Profession Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Race Sardinian
Relationships Kerza (Friend, deceased)
Duro (Friend, deceased)
Varro (Friend, deceased)
Rabanus (Friend, deceased)
Gnaeus (Friend, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Roman Guards)
Actor/Actress Siaosi Fonua
Hamilcar is one of several gladiators in Batiatus' Ludus.

Character OutlineEdit

Hamilcar is a tall and tanned skin Sardinian gladiator who fights for the ludus of Batiatus. He fights with a sword and shield which could mean he fights as either a Murmillo, Thraex, or Samnite.

Blood and SandEdit

Hamilcar is one of many gladiators in Batiatus' Ludus. Upon the arrival of Spartacus and his recruitment class, he would mock them by shouting obsenities and treating them with contempt.

At some point he befriends Kerza and is friends with Rhaskos and many other gladiators within the ludus. He can be seen gambling and sparring with several of the other gladiators, only to be easily defeated by them. Besides fighting, he is a helping hand around the ludus whenever needed.

When Spartacus expresses disbelief in Crixus' abilities, Gnaeus and Hamilcar approach Spartacus, with Gnaeus telling him he is of low-quality and must prove himself. 

HamilcarDeath

Hamilcar is slain by a Roman.

When Spartacus returns from a day of deadly bouts in The Pits, Hamilcar shows clear disgust with the Thracian, calling him a dog and not a real gladiator. Varro tells him to hold his tongue and Hamilcar threatens to kill Spartacus as he sleeps, but is backed down by the determined Varro.

Following Varro's death, Hamilcar, along with Spartacus, Rabanus, and Rhaskos, acted as pallbearer to Varro in carrying his body outside the ludus.

He was the third man to follow Spartacus' plan for escape after Agron and Duro speak with him. During the revolt in the Ludus, Hamilcar is seen fighting well but is ultimately ended by one of Glaber's guards.

TriviaEdit

  • Siaosi Fonua, the actor who plays Hamilcar is 183cm (6"0) tall.
  • Hamilcar has never won a single battle in the series.
  • Upon witnessing Hamilcar's death, Duro is horrified and attacks the guard who killed him, suggesting that there was some friendship between the two.
  • Hamilcar is also the name of a Carthaginian General, Hamilcar Barca, who refused a truce with Sardinia.
  • Historically, the Phoenicians colonized many of the islands of the western Mediterranean since the end of the Second Millenium BCE. And Sardinia was one such Carthaginian-ruled colony until the Romans captured it and the neighboring island of Corsica after the First Punic War, though there were still large Punic enclaves in the islands well into the Common Era. Hamilcar may have come from the Punic community in Sardinia.
  • Halmicar was the first named Rebel to die.
  • Siaosi Fonua, the actor who plays Hamilcar returns in War of the Damned as one of the Cilician Pirates. He is seen standing alongside Heracleo when Laeta is given over to them by Crassus.

QuotesEdit

  • (To Spartacus) Hamilcar: "This is where gladiators sleep, not dogs."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 2

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