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Lydon
Lydon
First appearance S0E01: Past Transgressions
S2E01: Fugitivus
S3E01: Enemies of Rome
Last appearance S3E10: Victory
Profession Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Escaped Slave
Rebel
Race Hispanic
Relationships Donar (Friend, deceased)
Fulco (Friend, deceased)
Timocles (Friend, deceased)
Ortius (Friend, deceased)
Status Active
Actor/Actress Renato Gomes

Lydon was a gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.

Character OutlineEdit

Lydon has short curly black hair, tanned skin tone and fights with a single sword. His physical appearance suggests that he originally hails from Hispania, perhaps haven been taken prisoner in one of the many Roman wars in the region. Following the growth of the rebellion in War of the Damned, Lydon has switched to using a spear as his weapon and wears a set of makeshift armor.

Combat ProwessEdit

Lydon escaped the House of Batiatus along with Spartacus following the revolt. He was already a gladiator for the House of Batiatus when Crixus first arrived at the ludus. Though Lydon is never seen in the arena, his survival from the time of Crixus' arrival to the time of Spartacus' revolt is perhaps indicative of his skill as a gladiator.

Lydon is an expert warrior skilled in the use of a sword and a spear that allows him to easily best Roman soldiers in single combat.

Gods of the ArenaEdit

As a gladiator
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Lydon as a gladiator in Batiatus' ludus.

in Batiatus' Ludus, Lydon trains and socializes with his fellow gladiators throughout the season.  

Lydon is typically seen being more lightly armed and armored than the other gladiators, wearing a padded wrap around one leg, making it very likely that he fights in the style of the Samnite

When Gannicus is granted freedom, Lydon and the other gladiators bid their brother farewell and see him outside the ludus before returning to their training.

VengeanceEdit

Lydon is one of the many gladiators to have escaped the ludus with Spartacus and has taken to helping train other slaves, scout, and hunt alongside Donar and Fulco.

He and the other Rebels later leave the sewers of Capua and joins in assaulting a villa. After tensions calm, he takes to celebrating with his fellows.

When Agron breaks apart from Spartacus and Crixus and announces his intention to move separately toward Vesuvius, Lydon is among those rebels who choose to follow him there.  

Along with Donar and Fulco, Lydon helps discover the Vesuvius Temple.  When Spartacus enters the temple for the first time, he orders Lydon to bring the rest of the Rebels to the temple site. 

He would take part in the mission to rescue Crixus, Oenomaus, and Rhaskos from the are
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Lydon on patrol.

na in Capua. With the other Rebels, he would set the arena on fire, causing it to collapse and kill many Romans.

Lydon is often seen patroling the wall of the Vesuvius Temple.

When Spartacus sets Oenomaus to the task of putting training with the temple in order, he asks for Saxa and Lydon to fall by his side and assist him.

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Lydon fighting alongside Crixus.

When the Romans attacked the rebels sanctuary, Lydon would fight valiantly in its defence and help the Rebels escape into the mountain of Vesuvius.

While on the mountain, he helps make ropes out of vines with the other Rebels to allow Spartacus, Crixus, Agron and Gannicus to scale down the mountain and flank the Romans.

After Ashur's death on the summit of Vesuvius, Lydon is ordered by Spartacus to deliver the Syrian's decapitated head to the Romans, as a message of their own.

Following the counter-attack on Glaber's forces, led by Oenomaus, Lydon fights alongside Naevia and is one of the first Rebels over the wall during their recapture of the temple. He survives the fight and witnesses Spartacus triumph over Glaber and then cheers with his fellow Rebels upon their victory.

War of the DamnedEdit

Lydon remains a capable soldier in the rebel army in the months following their defeat of Glaber
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Lydon amongst other rebels in Sinuessa.

and Varinius he has switched from the use of a sword to a spear and now wears makeshift armor.

When the Rebels besiege a Roman city besiege a Roman city, Lydon takes place as one of its many invaders and slays many Romans before Spartacus declares the city is now theirs.

After Crixus initiates a frenzy amongst the rebels, Lydon is one the many that follow his words and takes part in the slaughtering of all surviving Romans. When Spartacus puts an end to it, Lydon is among many who appear displeased with Spartacus.

Despite his involvement in the slaughter, Lydon is one of the guards at the villa used by Spartacus to protect the surviving Roman prisoners. When
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Lydon fails to stop Crixus.

Crixus barged into the villa to speak with Agron over Spartacus' plans, Lydon put up a brief attempt to stop him, but was overpowered by Crixus.  Later, Agron is seen ordering Lydon to continue watching over the prisoners, lest any further harm should come to them.
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Lydon being exchanged with the other captured rebels.

The Romans soon invade the city leading Lydon and the other rebels to go on the defensive. He along with the others are forced to abandon the city and retreat to the cold mountains. Lydon survived in the snowy mountains and escaped through Crassus' wall

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Lydon with Lugo and Naevia before the final battle.

When Spartacus and Crixus eventually decide to take separate paths, Lydon chooses instead to go with Crixus in order to bring the army to Rome. He fights in many battles alongside his comrades, and slays many Romans. Witnessing the defeat of Arrius, Lydon is caught off guard with the many other rebels by the arrival or Marcus Licinius Crassus and his legions. The rebel army is soundly defeated and Lydon is among many that is captured. However, he is among the 500 captured rebels who are exchanged for Tiberius (later Kore following his death).

Lydon participates in the final battle where he kills many Romans. However, the Rebels ultimately lose the battle and their army is destroyed. 

Lydon manages to escape the battlefield and join other survivors in escaping over the Alps, finally embracing true freedom.

TriviaEdit

  • Lydon is played by native Brazilian Renato Gomes.
  • Lydon only has one line throughout the series, "alright", which is spoken to Agron as he guards the Roman prisoners in Sinuessa.
  • Lydon is one of the few gladiators in the series who appears to be trained in the style of the Samnite.
  • Lydon, Pollux and Agron are the only gladiators from the House of Batiatus known to survive the Third Servile War in its entirety.
    • ​Renato Gomez confirmed that Lydon survived the events of the final battle and escaped over the Alps.
  • Lydon may have originally come from Turdetania (ancient name for Andalusia), a region that has seen extensive settlement by both Phoenicians and Celts. The Carthaginians brought North African and Punic settlers to their colonies in Iberia before the Punic Wars. Lydon may be descended from Puno-African colonists in Malaka (Malaga) or Gadir (Cadiz).

QuotesEdit

"Alright."
Lydon to Agron

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