|First appearance|| S1E09: Whore|
|Last appearance|| S2E10: Wrath of the Gods|
S3E10: Victory (Flashback)
|Profession|| Servant (House of Batiatus) (former)|
|Relationships|| Spartacus (Ex-Lover/Friend, deceased)|
Naevia (Friend, deceased)
Lucius Caelius (Teacher/Friend, deceased )
Chadara (Friend, deceased)
Aurelia (Friend, deceased)
Saxa (Rival/Friend, deceased)
Camila (Friend, deceased)
|Status||Deceased (Killed by Salvius)|
Mira is a major character in the first two seasons of Spartacus. She is a former house slave serving Lucretia in The House of Batiatus. She helps Spartacus during his uprising, becomes a fighter and later becomes his love interest during the beginning stages of Third Servile War.
Mira is one of Batiatus' slaves and as such wears the normal rag-like attire of a slave, allowed to wear no jewelry and dressed in only the most minimal of clothing. Throughout most of the first series, Mira wears a tan, draped robe with an orange-red stripe over each breast. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes, with lightly freckled cheeks. Mira is later chosen because of her beauty to try and seduce Spartacus.
Mira is an obedient slave with a fierce personality. Whilst she heeds her masters' wishes without question, her own inner thoughts and emotions leak through around Spartacus. She appears to accept her life as a slave and does not want to do anything to endanger it. Her actions around Spartacus reveals she harbors some feelings for him but this might only be a craving for affection she has been denied as a slave.
She later finds her voice after escaping the ludus and proves herself a capable leader and fierce fighter. Mira develops feelings of love for Spartacus and desires him to reciprocate them, but knows she cannot fill in the space of his wife Sura.
As a houseslave, Mira was never afforded the opportunity to learn how to fight. It isn't until she escapes with Spartacus and the others does she begin to take on the initiative.Mira's willingness and desire to fight outweigh her actually ability, however, and although she learns basic skills in using a sword and has utilized the ability to fight with a dagger, it isn't until she discovers the bow that her true abilities come to fruition.
With guidance from Lucius Caelius, her marksmanship is deadly in its precision and accuracy, allowing her to truly defend herself and others and take true participation within the rebellion.
Blood & SandLittle is revealed about Mira during the series, and much of her past remains a mystery. She is introduced as one of the house slaves showing off a set of masks to Licinia in Whore. Lucretia later notices her beauty and realizes she can use her to sleep with Spartacus before he beds Licinia, to make sure (as Lucretia says) that the encounter is not over too soon. However, Spartacus denies her advances after finding her naked in his room, saying he is uninterested and that her presence is an insult. When Lucretia learns of this, she orders Mira to attempt a second encounter, and informs her she will be killed if she fails again.
Mira returns to Spartacus, who yet again refuses her, but this time he allows her to stay in his room to make it seem as if they were together. However, in return for letting her stay, he asks a favor from Mira - she must leave the villa and finds Varro's family. Mira is successful in fulfilling Spartacus' request, leading to a mild feeling of trust between them.Throughout the remainder of the series, their acquaintance develops into something resembling friendship. When Spartacus finds her being threatened by Hector under suspicion of her stealing, he fights the guard and injures him, although he tells Mira he would have done this for anyone. After Varro's death, Mira is seen going into Spartacus' room to comfort him as he grieves and vents his anger. In Old Wounds, Mira is sent to help tend to Spartacus' wounds from his fight with Varro. When he awakens he finds himself beside the man who brought his wife back. Burning with the need to know what really happened, he asks Mira to unstrap him and keep a watch on the door while he interrogates the man. Mira does this obligingly, and after Spartacus has strangled the man, she even straps him back onto his bed and lies about what caused his death.
When Aurelia, Varro's widow, begins working in the ludus, Mira watches out for her and helps her adjust to life as a slave, which includes drawing her away from Ashur when he begins making advances on her. Mira is called on one night by Spartacus and is sent to his rooms, for what appears to be a visit for sex. Spartacus then reveals to her that, to aid in the slaves' revolt against Batiatus, Mira needs to open the gate separating the ludus from the villa. She agrees, but only if Spartacus will sleep with her and show her some of the love he once felt for his wife, Sura. Spartacus agrees, and the two make love.On the day of the revolt, the ludus is amidst a celebration of Glaber's patronage. Mira slips away while the nobles of Capua watch Spartacus and Crixus fight. She overpowers the guard at the gate by stabbing him in the neck multiple times with a shard of broken pottery. Her dress is spattered with blood, but she remains unnoticed. When the gladiators revolt, Mira opens the gate to the ludus, allowing the gladiators to pour into the villa and slaughter the Roman citizens. After the ordeal, she leaves with Spartacus and the other freed slaves and gladiators.
In the days following the breakout, Mira and Spartacus have entered into a relationship, although Spartacus still holds great affection towards his deceased wife, something that causes Mira great pain.Mira tends to follow Spartacus on his missions, proving herself a capable leader and a good military strategist. She is a fierce fighter in her own right, talented with a sword and later taught to use a bow & arrow. Although she and Spartacus have a growing relationship, Mira still worries that he will always love his wife Sura more than her. Their relationship comes under pressure when Gannicus arrives at the camp with Ilithyia held captive. Spartacus seems hesitant to kill Glaber's wife, especially when she reveals that the child she carries is his. Mira, on the other hand, would not see Spartacus kill his own child, or at least a child that's claimed to be his, and so attempts to strangle Ilithyia herself. Spartacus stops her, however, and Ilithyia is later released into the woods when Glaber makes it clear that whatever happens to his wife is of no consequence - he even invites Spartacus to kill Ilithyia. In the days following Ilithyia's release, Mira notices a difference in Spartacus; he no longer sleeps beside her and he only speaks to her to give commands. Spartacus let's it slip that the relationship is over because Mira tried to kill Ilithyia for the wrong reasons, but Mira says she only wished for more of his heart. Spartacus replies that he gave her what was left of his heart. She says it wasn't enough, to which Spartacus agrees.
In order to unite the Rebels, Spartacus devises a plan, having Agron attack a cart full of wine so that the men and women may feast and enjoy themselves. The plan works, pairing people who dislike each other on the same team seems to bring them closer. Mira is paired with Saxa and the two work together to defeat their opponents. They joyously celebrate their triumph, and Saxa even kisses Mira in gratitude.
Meanwhile, Ashur has uncovered the location of Spartacus' hideout, and relays the information to Glaber. He attacks with a large army, sending Spartacus and the remaining Rebels climb Mt. Vesuvius, a barren, cold peak with an advantage only in its height. When some of the Germans become restless, a few make a brash attempt to get through the Romans, only to be rescued by Spartacus, Mira, Gannicus and a few others.Unfortunately, Mira is caught by Salvius' axe, which was intended for Spartacus. She dies after Spartacus reached the top of the mountain. Because they are on a mountain where digging a grave is not practical, Spartacus prepares Mira's body by wrapping it in cloth and vines. The weaving of vines to form a type of casket gives Spartacus the idea of weaving vines into ropes that would allow a small number of Rebels to repel down a side of the mountain that was not well protected by the Romans. It is Mira's death that ultimately inspires the Rebels to leave the mountain and defeat the Romans.
War of the Damned
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- The scene introducing Mira to Spartacus bears striking similarity to the introduction of Spartacus and Varinia in Spartacus - The original movie Stanley Kubrik's film, causing many fans to initially speculate that Mira might become a second wife to Spartacus in future episodes. That speculation was proven true for a short time in season 2.
- Mira appears also in Spartacus: Vengeance The Game.
- It was revealed by the creators that she was intended to survive the Battle of Vesuvius, and that she would have likely become Gannicus's new lover. However, this was changed in the writing of the last episode.
- Mira was the eighth main character to be killed.
- If Mira comes from Hispania, her origins may be either Celtiberian (Guadalajara Province, Soria Province and Castile-La Mancha in central Spain), or from the lands of the Lusitani tribal confederation (Portugal and western Spain).
- The Latin term for a female slave is Ancilla (hand-maiden).
- The literal Latin rendering of a female body slave is Serva Corporis.
- The name Mira is Latin, meaning 'wonder'.
- Mira (To Spartacus, referring to Hector's advances): "Gratitude for last night."
- Spartacus: "The man overstepped. I merely made correction."
- Mira: "Still... the heart swells at such kindness.
- Spartacus: "Then see it deflate. I would have done the same for any woman."
- Mira: "... You are an ass."
- Mira: "Was she such a woman? Your wife?"
- Spartacus: "She was the sun. Never to rise again."
- Mira: "A heavy thing, to be denied its warmth. I will see the gate opened, but I would have exchange. This is my price: to feel you inside me, to know a pale shadow of the love you felt for her ..."
- Mira (referring to Gannicus): "Did he miss the part where we pulled the arena down on his head?"
- Mira (referring to Gannicus): "He is right. We were mistaken - to have placed faith in his intentions." Spartacus: "...perhaps Gannicus can be swayed."
- Mira: "Or perhaps you should have killed him...in the arena."
- Mira: "You seek Donar's affections now?"
- Chadara: "I seek only my place in this world"
- Mira: "Then seize it with your own hands, not with the spreading of your legs."
- Mira: "You will find a way to see us from this. You always do."
- Spartacus: "As you always find words to pull me from darkest thoughts."
- Mira: "A talent I pray your next woman holds." (Last words to Spartacus before her death.)
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