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The Rebels Commanding Authority are those who command authority in the rebellion.
Commanders

Spartacus, Crixus, Agron, and Gannicus, the Generals of the Rebel Army.

GeneralsEdit

These are the leaders and most skilled warriors in the rebellion.

  • Spartacus - Spartacus is the main leader and supreme commander of the army since the beginning of the Rebellion. He holds authority over all men and was the driving force behind encouraging the rebels to fight harder and for freedom. He is also intent on maintaining a sense of honor and instilling a strict moral code among his troops. As opposed to many of his Roman opponents, Spartacus will always lead every battle from the front. He holds immense respect and gains loyalty from his troops by never asking them to do something he himself would not. His consistent and powerful leadership has led many in his army to refer to him as "King Spartacus", whilst others go so far as to refer to him as a "god". A more realistic designation of Spartacus' office among the rebels may have been Dux, then a generic Latin language term for a chieftain or warlord. He died a free man away from the grasp of Rome in the arms of his most trusted and respected General, Agron.
  • Crixus - Spartacus' second-in-command. Crixus has been a leader from the start of the Rebellion, his shield being the literal jumping off point of the Rebellion. Following their escape from the House of Batiatus many gladiators still revered Crixus as the true champion and thus considered him a more suitable leader than Spartacus. This idea held especially true among Crixus' fellow Gauls. Spartacus would eventually win the approval of many of those who favored Crixus when he decided to attack the mines in search of Naevia, though many of Crixus' key supporters would die as a result of the attack. Following the rescue of Naevia and his own subsequent rescue from the arena in Capua, Crixus seemed content on maintaining his place as defacto second-in-command of the Rebel army. A ferocious warrior, Crixus has a similarly aggressive and offensive mindset with regard to the direction of the Rebellion. This often puts him into conflict with Spartacus' less impulsive and more strategically minded leadership. By the end of the war Crixus once more had his own forces loyal to him. They would later follow him to the gates of Rome in order to see it fall. Crixus was cut down by Tiberius in a dishonorable attack from behind and was beheaded.
  • Oenomaus - Spartacus' mentor. As former Doctore of Batiatus' ludus and a former champion, Oenomaus is respected by all, regardless of their particular loyalties to Spartacus or Crixus as he is especially respected by both of those men. He is most helpful to the Rebellion for the invaluable training he gave to many of the Rebels at the Vesuvius Temple and being a mentor to Spartacus. He was tasked with leading the Rebels down the mountain during The Battle of Vesuvius. He was cut down by the Egyptian, but died while fighting side by side with his best friend Gannicus who he forgave in his final moments of life.
  • Gannicus - Spartacus' fourth-in-command and later second-in-command. During much of the Rebellion, the majority of Gannicus' value lay mostly at the tips of his two swords. Although a latecomer to the cause and only joining to see his friend Oenomaus forgive him, he was quickly respected by the Rebels due to fact that he was a champion and a free man. Gannicus is often pressed by Spartacus to take on a leadership role, which Gannicus routinely denies although accepting the many duties of a general. Only in the very late stages of the Rebellion does Gannicus become a true leader of the Rebels after finding love he wished to protect. He flanks Crassus during the final battle, commanding the cavalry division. He fights valiantly but ends up surrounded by many Roman soldiers and Julius Caesar. After he is captured, he is later crucified, going out in a blaze of glory, letting loose one last battle cry as an act of defiance to the Romans.
  • Agron - Spartacus' third-in-command. Agron was one of the highest ranking members of the rebellion and also one of the earliest. He was often the substitute leader such as when he led the rebels to Vesuvius in an act of independance and when he lead the rebels to lure the Romans away form Cossinius' Villa. He was one of the most valued members of the rebellion. He was responsible for supplying the rebels with new recruits from slave ships entering the port of Neapolis. While he was highly respected and suitable to lead men at times, Agron never overstepped, shown when he was quick to affirm he follows Spartacus when Sedullus questioned him. He survived the final battle and carried on the Legacy of Spartacus telling his mighty leader that one day Rome will crumble and fade yet he shall always be remembered for trying to bring freedom. Agron buries Spartacus and then departs Rome along with his lover Nasir and the remaining rebels, who all go off to live a new life truly free from the grasp of the Republic.

CaptainsEdit

Next to the Rebel Generals, these are the second most skilled warriors in the rebellion.

  • Donar - Donar was a very high ranking member of the rebellion. He, like Gannicus, spoke his mind and was always truthful. He sacrificed himself to rob the Romans of a victory.
  • Naevia - Was constantly at Crixus' side throughout the rebellion, and may have possessed some authority when Crixus led his splinter-force against Rome prior to his death. She was in command of the rebels in Sinuessa in the third episode of War of the Damned, when Spartacus and the other generals were in negotiations with the Cilicians outside the city. She also led a force of warriors to reinforce Gannicus during the final battle at the Alps.
  • Nemetes - He appears to have led a small group of warriors, which may be enough to gain him a place in this category.
  • Saxa - She was a lieutenant of Gannicus when he led the cavalry charge against the Roman artillery train during the final battle at the Alps.
  • Castus - Became a leader of scouts in the rebellion after gaining the trust of his rebel captors during the escape from Melia Ridge.
  • Sanus - Commanded rebel sentries after the seizure of Sinuessa, and was tasked by Spartacus to accompany the Cilicians during the planned rebel exodus from Italian shores. However, the rebel cause was betrayed and Sanus was killed off-screen by the Cilician commander Heracleo.
  • Nasir - Was charged with the instruction of arms for new recruits during War of the Damned, and was ever present alongside the rebel generals, implying command-status.
  • Mira - She was Spartacus' lover and lieutenant, although she never lived to see the rebel cause become an army, Mira was one of Spartacus' inner circle, and acted as a leader of a group of gladiators, which included Donar, during the sabotage of the Arena of Capua.

TrainersEdit

  • Oenomaus - Since he had trained most of the gladiators, he naturally oversaw the training for the other slaves.
  • Donar - Donar also oversaw the training of the rebels. Often coaching and often disappointed in lesser skilled fighters, expressing his distaste for their lack of skill.
  • Nasir - Nasir had gained position when he became Agron's lover but he had also earned the respect as well through blood and battle. He was a fearsome warrior, becoming one of the best in the rebellion. He had a more hands on role in the training because he sparred with the rebels, easily besting them.
  • Lucius Caelius - During the stay at the temple, the rebels had a very low number of skilled archers. He trained the rebels with the bow, until his death.
  • Mira - During the stay at the temple, the rebels had a very low number of skilled archers. After Lucius' death, Mira volunteered in training the rebels with the bow.

War CouncilEdit

ScoutsEdit

  • Lugo - Lugo was a prominent German warrior and would scout areas for Spartacus. He was befriended by many rebels and was very sociable.
  • Donar - Donar was a scout who found the temple at Vesuvius along with Fulco and Lydon. He later warns Spartacus about the approach of Ashur when the rebels are trapped on Vesuvius.
  • Lydon - Lydon accompanied Donar and Fulco on the scouting mission that discovered the Vesuvius Temple. Also, more often than any other rebel, Lydon is seen patrolling the wall of the temple while the rebels are encamped there. When the rebels are trapped upon Vesuvius, Lydon along with Donar are the first to spot Ashur coming up the mountain and are quick to warn Spartacus of the Syrian's imminent arrival. This is likely evidence that Lydon and Donar were acting as lookouts at the time.
  • Fulco - Fulco accompanied Donar and Lydon on the scouting mission that discovered the Vesuvius Temple. He took part prominently in high-priority tasks, such as attacking the arena and stealing wine alongside Agron and Harudes.
  • Castus - Castus was a later member of the rebellion who was not trusted for the duration of his membership. He would've been killed had it not been for the care of Nasir. He worked to gain the rebels trust and eventually came into the role of scout, being the first to announce the arrival of Crassus' army before the final battle.

Romans/Free Men/Free WomenEdit

These are Romans who have become part of the rebellion, after being betrayed by their people, and finally seeing the Roman Republic for what it truly is; corrupt.

  • Lucius Caelius - A disillusioned Roman who lost his family to Sulla and he began living in a temple in the forest of Vesuvius. He first meets the rebels when they come across his home and want to use it as shelter. Lucius, seeing them as intruders, emerges with his bow and arrow ready but once he realises who they really are, he opens up to them and welcomes them to the temple.
  • Attius - A blacksmith from Sinuessa En Valle, his business had decreased due to the Aedile fearing more slaves would revolt and join Spartacus in the rebellion. He was recruited into the rebel cause by his friend Gannicus, who told him the rebels needed weapons for their plan to take the city.
  • Laeta - Spartacus' second lover.

Other Higher Ranking SoldiersEdit

Next to the Rebel Generals, these are some of the most skilled warriors in the rebellion.

  • Naevia - Naevia was Crixus' lover and in a sense second-in-command. She had caused much friction between Crixus and the other rebels, namely Spartacus.
  • Saxa - Saxa was a renowned fighter and warrior. She had been known as Gannicus' woman but proved she could stand on equal footing without him. She was fierce, feared and always loyal.
  • Mira - Mira was Spartacus' first lover (before her death) and prove to be a formidable opponent and a strong member of the rebellion. She was seen as an authority figure, mainly in the logistics part, and was well liked in the rebellion. She was fiercely loyal to Spartacus. Mira acted as an archer.
  • Nemetes - Nemetes was a contrary German recruit who rose to prominence in the later part of the rebellion. He is often rebuffed command from Oenomaus, Crixus and Spartacus himself. He began an attack at Vesuvius that lead to the death of Mira and even meant to betray Spartacus when "Lysiscus" revealed himself to be Gaius Julius Caesar.
  • Pleuratos - Pleuratos was prominent in the final days of the rebellion. He took part in a dangerous mission to lure Marcus Licinius Crassus to be ambushed while disguised as an envoy of Pompey and later leads an attack on Romans declaring "I am Spartacus" as a tactical maneuver. In the final battle he serves as co-commander alongside Saxa, under Gannicus.
  • Rhaskos - Rhaskos was Crixus' second-in-command within the Gaulish contigent of the Rebel cause before he was killed and left the ranks of Crixus men vacant.

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