Spartacus

TV Show • 2010 • Action  

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Spartacus is an American television series inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic departing from Capua.
This tv show contains 42 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are animals abused?
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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RamonaRamone
Mentioned frequently. In season two a woman is raped and it goes on much longer than I would have preferred. In the final season a man is raped, also very ugly. When it aired and they showed content warnings, I remember that both episodes had a warning there was rape in the episode. Not sure if it is streaming, I have the entire series on Blu-ray but if you stream it, there still should be content warnings of rape shown.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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FandomTrash99
Glaber slaps his wife Illithyia in the face
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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christopher.espinosa
In the beginning of "Spartacus: War of the Damned" during a battle sequence, a horse is shown to be stabbed by one of the Romans' spears. The horse is presumed to have bled to death—albeit off-screen—afterward.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Ollie2
In season 3 (aka Spartacus: Vengeance), a goat is sacrificed via knife to throat. It bleeds out and is heard gasping/suffering.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there bugs?
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FandomTrash99
Maggots are shown
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Assault
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RamonaRamone
The gladiator characters are slaves (except for whoever is champion at the time). Chains, shackles, several characters are restrained with arms overheard when they are viciously whipped. Characters are held down and sexually assaulted.
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FandomTrash99
Yes multiple characters both male and female. Many slaves both male and female are forced to have sex with Romans and other slaves for entertainment. There are many other on and off screen rapes.
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RamonaRamone
Yes. A female character in season two is raped onscreen, and in season theee a man is raped. Genitals aren’t shown but it is still brutal and intended as revenge/power move. As we know, rape is about power rather than sex and the rapes on the show make sure to emphasize this. It is definitely not portrayed as sexy, but degrading.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Jaylifish
There are multiple scenes where characters choke each other
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Is there cannibalism?
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RamonaRamone
Multiple people beaten to death by rocks. And their heads/bodies are crushed into gory pancakes by the time the scene ends.
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dorian1234
An amphitheatre is set on fire while it is full, and many characters are implied to have died through fire, although all of them are unnamed and we never see them being burned.
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RamonaRamone
Someone is entombed alive in a concrete pillar while the new gladiator arena is built. They are standing up and bricked in. Needless to say, they die in there. Skip if claustrophobic.

Shown in the prequel miniseries, final episode.
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Is there amputation?
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AutumnSteel
In NUMEROUS battle scenes, enemies get limbs hacked off in brutal, bloody ways.
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RamonaRamone
People cave other people’s heads in with rocks and I think a brick. In a very memorable season one scene, one character becomes enraged and smashes another’s head repeatedly into a marble floor. Very gory, brains and blood and skull fragments and and an eye graphically scattered around the white marble floor in a radius. I have a strong stomach and it still horrified me.
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Is there a hanging?
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FandomTrash99
One of the male characters hangs himself after being subjected to physical and sexual abuse
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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christopher.espinosa
“Spartacus Vengeance”, Episode 7 “Sacramentum” (8:25-8:46; a female slave is publicly crucified after being wrongly accused, her screams of pain can be heard till the 8:57 mark)
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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dorian1234
There is at least one scene where a nameless Roman soldier is stabbed in the eye, very graphically.
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Is someone stabbed?
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RamonaRamone
Literally too many times to count, in many episodes more than once. If you don’t like to see graphic gruesome violence and gore, this show is probably not a good match for you.
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RamonaRamone
Absolutely. Once again, it would take me at least an hour to list the episodes. We see brutal gore including, but not limited to:

-someone who loses a fight to the death and then the skin on their face is ripped away, which the winner wears as a trophy

-1/3 of the front of someone’s head is sliced off with a sword, their brain slides almost completely out of the missing part of their front skull

-a pregnant woman stabbed in her uterus by someone to kill her unborn baby

-graphic disembowlments, guts falling out to the ground in a pile

-someone gets their head cut off, but it takes the person doing it several hacks, head hangs to one side as a great deal of blood sprays everywhere

-someone’s head is smashed onto a marble floor until you can see their brains, skull fragments, eye knocked out of socket, blood everywhere

Just a few off the top of my head. You will need a strong stomach to watch this show, there is gore in it that if it were in a movie, would have never gotten an R rating and gone right to being unrated. If gore bothers you, I recommend watching something else. The Spartacus series is fantastic and addictive and entertaining, but one of the goriest TV series I’ve even seen. Holds nothing back at all.
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Children
Does a kid die?
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FandomTrash99
A teenager is stabbed to death and an adult who purposely falls off the cliff is carrying a newborn baby therefore both being killed
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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FandomTrash99
About 5 parent deaths. Varro and his wife Aurelia have a son and both are killed. Batiatus' father is poisoned to death. Calavius and his wife, who also have a son, both die.
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Does someone cheat?
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FandomTrash99
Varro pays for a prostitute whilst having a wife. Lucretia sleeps with Crixus behind her husbands back. Ilithyia sleeps with Spartacus and Glaber sleeps with Seppia whilst married. Crassus cheats on his wife with his slave Kore. Gannicus cheats on Saxa with Sibyl.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Are there ghosts?
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FandomTrash99
Spartacus sees multiple visions of his wife. He also sees a ghost of Varro.
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Are there clowns?
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Jaylifish
if you count roman baths with lots of nudity, then yes
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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JoeyFlower
S1 E1. Brief shot of someone vomiting when Spartacus wakes up in a boat. The montage has someone being ill.

S1E6. Montage scene at 40mins of all the gladiators drinking and having sex. You see and hear someone vomit. It’s only the once and very quick.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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RamonaRamone
S2
More than one character. If I get specific then it will spoil major plot points. Many character’s experience trauma and substantial tragedies, then flash back on it later or have a nightmare about it.

I will say one female character is sold into brutal sex slavery were she was raped, beaten, and tortured many times. She recovers eventually but it takes many episodes before she will even let her lover touch her again. Absolutely has PTSD and it is hard to watch as the actress is very believable and character is likable.

Most of it is in the second season. Just to avoid confusion they show began with season one, then they did a prequel miniseries while the lead actor was getting cancer treatment. So, not the prequel season which aired second, I mean the season that is subtitled “Vengaence” and picks up where season one left off.
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FandomTrash99
There is a scene were a character cuts herself in order to use the blood for pretending another character has a miscarriage.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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dorian1234
A character kills himself as a result of sexual assault. Another character throws herself off a cliff with a baby in her arms.
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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dorian1234
One character considers an abortion but doesn't go through with it. Another character states that she has forced slaves to take abortifacients.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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FandomTrash99
Technically. A pregnant woman is stabbed in the stomach. She however survives.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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christopher.espinosa
No, but towards the end of the "Spartacus: Vengeance" season finale, a Black main character dies.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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dorian1234
Two characters in the first season, Barca and Pietro, die -- Barca is stabbed and Pietro kills himself. However, the TV show does subvert the 'Bury Your Gays' trope in the final season when the only two characters from the main cast left alive are both gay.
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Sex
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dorian1234
There are multiple instances of fairly graphic sexual content, as expected for the rating. There are a lot of shots of fully nude people, men and women, including full-frontal male nudity, in both sexual and non-sexual contexts.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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FandomTrash99
There is an implied incestuous relationship between two young nobel brother and sister, where they are shown to kiss on the lips and the brother wants to return to "loving embrace".
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Spoiler
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dorian1234
The show is set pre-Christianisation of Rome and the creation of Santa.
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dorian1234
It has a bittersweet ending -- most of the main characters are dead, but some survive and go off to build a better life.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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dorian1234
There are no cars.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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dorian1234
There is a huge amount of blood and gore -- if this is a trigger for you, there is really no way to watch this show because it is a massive feature in every episode.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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