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Santos
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First appearance S0E03: Paterfamilias
S1E02: Sacramentum Gladiatorum
Last appearance S3E09: The Dead and the Dying
Profession Body Slave (former)
Escaped Slave
Rebel
Race Numidian
Relationships Titus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed off-screen by Roman Soldiers)
Actor/Actress Made Man Chris

Santos is a slave in the House of Batiatus and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.

Character OutlineEdit

Large, dark-skinned and silent, Santos serves as Batiatus' body slave and personal attendant. During his time as a slave, he possessed dread locks and would wear a white cloak whenever accompanying his dominus on pressing business. 

Gods of the ArenaEdit

Santos was originally the slave of Titus Batiatus, accompanying him to Quintus' ludus in the episode Paterfamilias. After Titus' death, he served his son in the same capacity.

Blood and SandEdit

Santos is Batiatus' silent body slave who does whatever he is commanded. He typically follows his Dominus and does menial duties. He was present at the death of Barca, and had to hastily clean at then sudden arrival of Magistrate Titus Calavius.

Throughout the entire season he does nothing but accompany and serve Batiatus. While he does not take part in the revolt at the ludus, he is one of the many slaves who take their leave with Spartacus

VengeanceEdit

Santos serves as a background character throughout the season, and survives to the end.

War of the DamnedEdit

Santos is seen for the first
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Santos above Nasir.

time in the crowd with the other rebels on the Tribute Games for Crixus. Afterwards it is unknown what happened to him. It is assumed that he was most likely killed either in the final battle or was captured and crucified.


TriviaEdit

  • Santos has no lines (other than one spoken at the beginning of the series), yet is a constant 'background' feature throughout Blood and Sand, Gods of the ArenaVengeance and War of the Damned.
  • In Gods of the Arena, we learn of his origin as Titus' body slave and attendant.
  • Santos is frequently mentioned by name in the commentary tracks on the Blu-ray releases; the show-runners in particular often joke about some of the more obscene and sexual scenes the relatively inexperienced and rather religious foreign actor had to witness.
  • The name Santos may be an anachronism, as its origin seem to be a Medieval Castilian (Spanish) name for someone born on All Saint's Day. Santos is etymologically related to the Latin term Sanctus.
  • Santos' origins could be with the agricultural Bafour (pre-Haratin) people of North Africa, or the nomadic Melanogaetuli (Black Gaetulians) in Algeria (Numidia).
  • Santos is sometimes confused with a galdiator from the House of Batiatus named Ortius.
  • Body slave in Latin is Servus Corporis.
  • As the personal body-slave to both Titus and Quintus Batiatus, Santos would have been known as an Amanuensis, meaning "within hand's reach".
  • Santos was a regular escort for Titus and Quintus Batiatus on the streets of Capua, and was even among the slaves who aided Quintus Lentulus Batiatus to abduct Tullius, killing his men in the process, which would indicate that Santos was something of a bodyguard. The Roman term for a private bodyguard was Stipator, which translates as "attendent" or "escort".

QuotesEdit

Quintus Lentulus Batiatus: "Close the curtains! Santos, clean the blood up in there! Get it cleaned up!"

Santos (to Batiatus): "Dominus" (Santos' one and only line)

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