|First appearance||S1E08: Mark of the Brotherhood|
S3E01: Enemies of Rome
|Last appearance||S3E10: Victory|
|Profession||Gladiator (House of Batiatus)|
|Relationships||Spartacus (Best Friend, deceased)|
Duro (Brother, deceased)
Donar (Friend, deceased)
Crixus (Rival/Friend, deceased)
Naevia (Friend, deceased)
Mira (Friend, deceased)
Saxa (Friend, deceased)
Oenomaus (Doctore/Friend, deceased)
Castus (Rival/Comrade, deceased)
Lugo (Comrade, deceased)
Gannicus (Friend, deceased)
Varro (Friend, deceased)
Lucius Caelius (Friend, deceased)
Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Trebius (Enemy, deceased)
Julius Caesar (Enemy)
Agron is a skilled German fighter who was one of the later recruits to Batiatus' Ludus who would later become one of Spartacus' chief lieutenants during the rebellion. Never having been fond of the Romans in the first place, Agron harbors a visceral hatred towards the Romans ever since he lost his brother Duro during the uprising at Batiatus' ludus. After the death of his brother, he goes on to become the lover of Nasir. Agron is a central character in Spartacus, appearing both as Spartacus' loyal right-hand man and closest friend.
Agron is taller than average with a strong build, short brown hair, and consistent dark stubble. Throughout Blood and Sand, his hair is twisted into rope-like mats, and has several beads and threads knotted throughout. This is likely a cultural style practiced by his Germanic tribe, as Duro wears the same style, and evidence suggests such styles were used by some Germanic tribes. Although he arrives at the ludus with his hair unkept, he ties it back as he advances as a gladiator. After the uprising and Duro's death, his hair has been roughly cut very short (similar to mourning styles known to several cultures), and wears little more than a leather string necklace, a belt, boots, and a subligarium, sometimes with a tunic.
During the events of War of the Damned, Agron has taken to wearing a set of makeshift armor fitted for him to appear unique on the field of battle and noticeable as one of the rebellion's leaders. In addition to boots and a subligarium, it includes at least one metallic necklace, leather shoulder guards with chainmail lining, and a set of Roman phalerae salvaged from various Roman officers' uniforms. The phalerae may be trophies of his most prestigious kills.
Agron is known for his sarcastic humor, alongside his brother Duro. Agron had a strong bond with his brother and because of that, he always felt the need to protect him. After Duro's death, Agron seeks vengeance with a thirst for Roman blood. Although that thirst and fire still burns, he shows a softer, gentler side when he is around his lover Nasir, and holds a strong friendship with Spartacus as the two evolve into becoming each other's best friend, holding one another as brothers.
While he is friendly and cheerful among those he considers his friends, he is very aggressive and merciless towards those he considers his enemies, regardless if they pose a real threat or not. While Agron does possess leadership capabilities, his aggressive nature leads him to make impulsive decisions which put him into many confrontations. He categorically hates Romans and has a particular grudge against Gauls. However, his trust can be gained, examples being Lucius and Crixus, respectively. Though he is often excessively pragmatic, such as lying about Naevia's fate to keep the rebels out of the mines, he shows a strong sense of right and wrong and the greater good, such as when he rejected Crixus's call for taking vengeance on the Roman prisoners.
Agron also has difficulty in trusting those who are a stranger to him, and isn't afraid to make it well-known. Despite this, his most notable and significant trait is his loyalty, which he holds in high regard, especially when concerning Spartacus. He is also highly protective of those he loves the most, particularly Duro and Nasir. Despite his aloof exterior, he forms close friendships with Spartacus, his countryman Donar, as well as Crixus, Naevia, Mira, Gannicus, Saxa, and many fellow rebels.
In battle, Agron is shown to be ruthless to his enemies due to them being the cause of the death of his brother. This was seen when he bashes the head of a dead roman mercenary repeatedly until Spartacus has him stop.
Knowing only blood and battle his whole life, Agron is a warrior first and foremost and willing to fight until the very end if necessary. Following his training as a gladiator, Agron grows to become an extremely formidable warrior. He shows impressive ability in using a spear and gladius, sword and shield, dagger, and single-sword to his advantage. His skills in unarmed combat also allow him to take on stronger opponents for a time. Despite being impulsive in his actions, Agron's fierceness on the field of battle is his truest weapon that allows him to take victory against his enemies and shows his quality as a warrior. Throughout the series, Agron’s skill as a warrior grow steadily and by season 4 is considered to be the only other than Crixus and Gannicus to rival Spartacus. However, he is perhaps the weakest of the four. He was also fairly helpless in a sparring match against his former Doctore, Oenomaus, showing himself less adverse in unarmed combat.
During his time as a gladiator, when paired with his brother, they became known as The German Brothers. He is seen training and fighting in several styles; he is often seen training as a murmillo, but in the arena fights as a hoplomachus, using a gladius to kill his opponent and a spear to kill Duro's opponent. He draws great fervor from the crowd, and appears to enjoy the arena.
Blood and Sand
Captured in battle and shipped to Neapolis as a prisoner of war, Agron is bought from the slave market by Batiatus for 100 denarii, along with his brother Duro, the Celtic Gaul Segovax, an Unnamed Recruit, and two other men. Agron quickly proves to be one of the strongest recruits, easily keeping pace with the experienced gladiators in Batiatus' Ludus. He is a fast learner in the ludus and shows a strong fighting sense in combat, quickly rising through the ranks to stand on equal footing with Varro and spar with Spartacus. After earning the Mark of the Brotherhood, he demonstrates his fighting prowess and devotion to his brother by withstanding Crixus when he fights the former champion in Duro's defense.
Being the better warrior of the two brothers, however, he often finds himself saving his
brother from certain death in and out of the arena, and desires Duro to learn to fend for himself. Agron and Duro are partnered up together in their first match in the arena. Agron gains an advantage over his Hoplomachus opponent while Duro struggles against his opponent. Agron sees Duro being bested and close to being killed, so he grabs his fallen enemy's spear and throws it at Duro's opponent, killing him. Agron then gives his brother a nod, but Duro expresses disappointment.
Batiatus, seeing how Agron is a skilled gladiator, but Duro is less so, decides to separate them for future games so that Agron is not distracted by "brotherly bond". When Agron learns of this, he attempts to ask Spartacus to see them paired together, but Spartacus refuses.
Agron and Duro ally themselves with Spartacus when he plans vengeance, after having enough of the mistreatment from the guards in the ludus. They set themselves to convincing the other gladiators to join their cause, and they are vital to the success of the uprising. They experience difficulty when many of the Gallic gladiators refuse unless Crixus bands with them, but succeed in rallying almost all the other gladiators. On the day when many Capuan nobles visit the house, the gladiators revolt.
Agron and Duro fearlessly face the guards and Agron is proud to see his brother defeating many of them. The two pause a moment to meet, when a guard lunges at Agron from the back. Duro sees it and pushes his brother to safety, taking the blade himself. Agron immediately decapitates the guard, but Duro dies in his arms, much to his sadness and anger.
Afterward, Agron participates in the massacre, he watches as Spartacus fights and kills Batiatus. He stands next to Crixus when Spartacus confronts Batiatus in the atrium, and appears to be drinking, presumably to numb the pain of Duro's loss. Once Spartacus ignites the former slaves' passion to fight Rome, Agron leaves the ludus freed with the rest of the gladiators and slaves.
Next to Crixus, Agron is one of the top leaders of the rebel group that Spartacus now commands, with his hair trimmed down during the time gap between the seasons. He accompanies Spartacus on missions and fights against the Romans mercilessly. He is often at odds with Crixus whom the Gauls follow and make up half of the Rebels' number. Spartacus commands the Rebel group to search for Naevia as he promised Crixus he would, but Agron thinks that Crixus is being self-centered without any regard for the lives of the other Rebels.
After an assault on a Brothel in Capua to find more leads on Naevia, Agron sees Trebius who Crixus needs to interrogate. This is the same slaver who sold Agron and Duro to Batiatus and so Agron is immediately hostile at the sight of the Roman. As he attacks a dying Trebius, he is restrained by Crixus and Spartacus who tells him the man is meeting his end. Agron leaves in anger but satisfied that the man is to die.
When Glaber presents the suffering Aurelia in front of a Roman crowd and Spartacus attacks Glaber, Agron comes to his rescue with Crixus, Donar, and Rabanus. He carries Aurelia to safety, but she later dies. Near tears and enraged, he declares that they will kill Glaber's men to avenge Aurelia's torture and death, and becomes further enraged when Spartacus forbids it. Spartacus decides that they will move south to look for Naevia, to which Agron objects, but Spartacus tells him that in the process they will free many slaves to strengthen their army. They must stand as one, he says, or they will fall divided.
The Rebels move south, following leads to Naevia's whereabouts. They attack a villa, killing the guards and dominus and freeing the slaves to join their army. Agron insists to Spartacus that they stop this endless search for Naevia, but Spartacus turns his attention towards the new batch of slaves that will join them. Later that night, Nasir who was body slave to the dominus makes attempt on Spartacus' life. Crixus and Agron suggest to kill Nasir, but Spartacus thinks that it will send the wrong message to those willing to join their cause, and decides to train him instead. While the rest of the soldiers drink and celebrate in the house the following evening, Agron and Nasir engage in conversation. He tells Nasir of his brother Duro, but parts company in a mood when Nasir implies that Duro's death is partly Agron's responsibility for partaking in the uprising. Nasir later tells the rebels, but particularly Agron, that his own brother called him Nasir, to which Agron nods, apparently taking it as an effort by Nasir to reconcile their previous disagreement.
The rebels later attack a cart of slaves headed for the mines. Agron flirts with Nasir and then promises to help Nasir kill Romans until the latter grows more accustomed to taking lives. He and Nasir interrogate the slaver Ferox about Naevia's whereabouts. After killing the slaver, Agron tells Crixus that Naevia is dead, driving Crixus into despair. Spartacus and Agron then plan to make camp at Vesuvius. As Agron departs a strategy meeting with Spartacus, angry that the Thracian still wants to involve Crixus in the rebel leadership, he comes upon Nasir. Nasir feels very bad for Crixus in his grief over Naevia's supposed death, but Agron, gently squeezing Nasir's arm, tells him that the loss of Naevia is simply a sacrifice Crixus must now make for the rebels, as all of them have. Nasir wants to 'speak with him (Crixus)', but Agron stops him, telling him not to tell 'the truth' because he does not want Nasir, nor anyone else, to 'fall in vain attempt'. As Agron speaks to Nasir, he caresses his face affectionately and shows him a warmth, patience, and concern for his wellbeing that he has shown no one else, except perhaps Duro. The meaning of this conversation is not entirely clear until the morning that the rebels prepare to leave their hideout. Before this, Chadara, a friend of Nasir's and fellow former slave of that villa, mentions to him that she has noticed that he and Agron seem to share a bond.
Later that day, Crixus learns from Nasir that Naevia is not dead, but has been sold to the mines. He attacks Agron in response, who tells Spartacus that he lied so that the rebels would not die just because Crixus cares for no one else besides Naevia. In response, Spartacus strikes Agron, saying that if it was Duro in Naevia's place, Agron would feel exactly the same way as Crixus. Spartacus orders the rebels to prepare for the mines, but Agron chooses to depart for Vesuvius instead and many other rebels follow him, including Nasir. Before the two groups part ways, Agron tells Spartacus to seek them out at Vesuvius if they survive the mines. Nasir now chooses to go with Spartacus, saying he could be helpful as he has been to the mines with his dominus before already. Agron is surprised and concerned, but does not voice objection and the two part with a smile.
After Spartacus and his allies find Naevia in the mines, the Roman soldiers discover them and the rebels make a break through the forest for Agron's camp at Vesuvius. Spartacus' group suffers heavy casualties until only he, Mira, Naevia, and a seriously-wounded Nasir are left. They near Vesuvius, but hear a large number of armed men approaching from behind. It turns out to be the rebels, led by Agron. Agron acknowledges Spartacus and rushes to check on Nasir's condition. Nasir smiles at him weakly and Agron smiles worriedly back.
The reunited rebel group finds salvation in a temple occupied by an elder Roman man named Lucius Caelius who hates the Romans due to the proscriptions of his entire family and seizure of his lands during Sulla's reforms. Agron does not trust him at first because he is Roman, but stands down after learning of Lucius's hatred of Rome. Later, Agron has a talk with Naevia while they watch Camila tend to Nasir's wound. Agron tells Naevia that he is in her debt for what she has done for Nasir. Naevia rejects it, protesting that it is because of her that Nasir is near death. Naevia says how they should have never rescued her from the mines. Agron admits he tried his best to stop them, but Naevia shuts him down, telling him he should have done more. Naevia tells him how the only reason she'd been able to survive was the hope she had of seeing Crixus again, and now that he's been ripped from her arms, she wishes that Lucretia would have killed her to relieve her suffering. The conversation between the two makes Agron realize that he should act upon his feelings for Nasir before it is too late.
Upon hearing of Crixus' capture, Spartacus decides that he and a group of the rebels, including Agron, will sneak into the arena to save Crixus, Oenomaus, and Rhaskos. Nasir who is healing, but still weak, wants to go with them. Agron is happy to see that Nasir is getting better and gently tells him to stay behind and that this time, he'll go fight instead. He seals their happy reunion with an intimate kiss, at which Nasir is surprised but happy.
Afterward, Spartacus, Agron, Mira, and the other rebels are in the bowels of the arena, overpowering the guards and getting into position. As Spartacus and Agron wear the guards' uniforms and position themselves inside the arena, Mira and the rebels prepare to set fire to the supports. The execution becomes a battle between Gannicus and Oenomaus where Oenomaus strikes the first blow, raging at Gannicus for bedding his wife. Agron is impatient and says that he has second thoughts about the plan to Spartacus, but Spartacus tells him they must wait until Mira and the rebels get the fire going to take down the arena. When Rhaskos dies in combat, Agron shows signs of restlessness, yet must bide his time. The fire does its job as the stands collapsed, causing panic. Spartacus and Agron make their move, killing the soldiers and saving Crixus. A piece of the canopy from the stands falls on top of Gannicus and Oenomaus. After Agron, Spartacus and Crixus kill off all the soldiers, they see Gannicus standing over Oenomaus, pointing his swords at them. Gannicus then looks at Crixus and tells them to help him move Oenomaus, proving what side he’s really on. The rebels then all manage to escape in the same manner from which they came. When returning back to their current living area, Agron and Donar boast about the death of many Romans. Nasir then warmly greets Agron with a kiss. Afterward, Agron and Spartacus talk about their plans for Neapolis in retrieving more men for their cause. Gannicus overhears and makes fun of them for their ideals. Agron is skeptical of Gannicus and does not like him, though Spartacus sees the potential worth of having Gannicus on their side.
Agron decides to attempt to make peace with Crixus, telling him that his love for Nasir has made him understand why Crixus was willing to risk everything to see Naevia again. However, Crixus says that he will never forget Agron's did for initial lie about Naevia's fate. Agron tries to appease Crixus, pointing out that Naevia is safe now and that is the most important thing, but Crixus says that words cannot mend the rift between them. Agron gets angry and says that never should have tried to make peace with a Gaul. Crixus then punches Agron in the face. Before they can really get into a fight, it is broken up by Spartacus. Later, Agron, Spartacus, and the rebels are furious at the fact that someone stole the map of Neapolis and their last coins. The rebels accuse Gannicus of being a thief, which leads him to attack Spartacus, and the two battle each other out in an evenly matched fight. It is revealed that Chadara, after she has been killed by Mira, is the one who stole the map and Gannicus is vindicated, though still leaves. Agron questions letting Gannicus leave as he still is now a liability, but Spartacus dismisses him.
Later, Agron poses as a bodyguard for Lucius, who acts as a rich Roman interested in buying new slave fighters in order to recruit new warriors to the rebel cause. Agron carries the money used to convince the slaver of Lucius's intent to purchase slaves. Spartacus and Donar, meanwhile, sneak onto the ship and kill the Roman guards. The quest complicates itself when Agron speaks German, and a guard who speaks the language overhears. The operation ends up being successful after they kill all the Romans, and Agron's countrymen join the rebels.
Agron, Spartacus, and the other rebels return to their camp with the German slaves, who are ready to drink with the rebels as brothers. Nasir greets Agron with a kiss, and Agron proudly introduces Nasir to his people before they mingle. Crixus voices concern that the Germans will only follow Agron. Spartacus initially ignores this, saying that their fighting force has doubled in the course of a single day, and the Germans have much experience with war. However, his own doubts resurface. Later, an angry Spartacus asks Agron if there were other areas where shipments of slaves could have been provided, to which Agron responds Damascus and Gallia were available options, yet he chose the Germans because they are better fighters than slaves from Damascus, and he does not to flood their ranks with Gauls. Spartacus indirectly accuses Agron of being deceitful, and says that he is not an honorable man like Crixus. Agron is extremely hurt, and tries to assure Spartacus that the Germans will be good for their movement, but Spartacus remains angry and skeptical.
The next morning, Crixus and Lucius eagerly inform Spartacus that Agron and the Germans went hunting without him. Spartacus is angered by this, and he, Crixus, and Lucius catch up with the Germans in the woods. Agron explains to the angry Spartacus that the Germans were simply up early and wanted to enjoy their new freedom. However, Agron is sheepish and ashamed when he confirms that the Germans seized a wagon on the road, as it is close to their camp and they could have been caught. Sedullus appears to take leadership over the Germans, which implies that even Agron has no control over them, and they leave to prepare the feast. Agron tries to justify the Germans' recruitment by pointing out that they refill the ranks of their warriors, but Crixus scolds him and calls him a child. Agron rejects this claim, pointing out that ' and says it was because of him, boy or not, that they have food and more men. Crixus then says that Agron is nothing more than a pup who found himself wild dogs, Agron crosses this and says they might be dogs, but they're dogs who will never follow a Gaul. He then runs off to join his kin. Lucius tells Spartacus that he questions Agron's sincerity, with which Spartacus appears to sympathize.
At the feast later that night, the newly arrived warriors are celebrating wildly, fighting each other for sport, and acting rather provocative with each other. Nasir mentions to Agron that his people lift spirits. Agron looks at Crixus, who is staring at his people with utter disgust, and he says to Nasir that not everyone is moved. They then return to watching the fun.
Sedullus tries rape Naevia, which Agron sees and rushes to Naevia's aid. Sedullus picks up Agron, and throws him down on the steps, punching him over and over again. The Germans believe this to be nothing more than sport, and cheer them on. Crixus is enjoying watching Agron be thoroughly beaten, until he sees Naevia's bloody face. Crixus then realizes what is really going on and immediately charges at Sedullus, punching him off of Agron and then choking him. Lugo then tackles Crixus off of Sedullus and everyone at the feast begins to fight each other. Spartacus and Oenomaus come into the area, and Spartacus is outraged by all the fighting. He tussles with people before he sees Sedullus waving a sword over Agron, ready to kill him. He clashes his sword with Sedullus and then slices off Sedullus' face, saving Agron's life and ending the barbaric scuffle between everyone. He orders the rebels to stop fighting each other and says if they don't want to heed his orders and stand as comrades, then they can leave or die. Agron declares that he follows Spartacus and he will not call any of the Germans his kin if they do not as well. Lugo approaches Spartacus and says that for killing Sedullus he is a great warrior and he will follow. He thumps his sword and shield. Agron and the rest of the Germans follow by thumping their chests, their way of pledging their loyalty to Spartacus.
A short time later, Gannicus arrives with the captured Ilithyia, with which Agron expresses deep frustration. Spartacus does not end up killing her, and approaches Agron and Nasir during the evening meal. Agron and Nasir are supposed to keep guard of her, but their passion takes over them. Their kissing heats up and Nasir begins fondling Agron. Before things get too heated, Mira interrupts them and relieves them of their duty, tells them to go to their bed, and she will take watch over Ilithyia. As they leave, Agron expresses his gratitude.
Spartacus decides to offer Ilithyia up as bait, unharmed to Glaber in exchange for weapons. Spartacus says he will honor the deal, and says he is only allowed three men to accompany him, as were the terms. Agron volunteers first, and Crixus follows and says he'll do so despite Agron's company, noting the tension between them still has not faded. Oenomaus volunteers and though Spartacus says that he is honored and warms his heart, Oenomaus is still healing and he cannot let him go. Gannicus offers to replace Oenomaus in his stead, as a latest effort to get back into his good graces. At the "meeting" place, Spartacus shows Glaber proof that Ilithyia is still alive, but Glaber is unmoved. He then proceeds to say that he desires Spartacus' death more than saving Ilithyia and what he still thinks his unborn child. As Agron opens the wagon, Ashur and his mercenaries jump out, kicking him in the head and knocking him to the ground. The battle rages on between the rebels, and Agron sustains several strong blows to the head, leaving him weakened and limiting his ability to fight. He is bested by Nileus in a short skirmish, but not killed. Luckily, Mira and Lucius Caelius show up in time to lend help with bow and arrow. Glaber is wounded, but not severely, and reinforcements arrive just in time to save him. The rebels know that they must fall back, so Lucius volunteers to hold Glaber's mercenaries back long enough to ensure the rebels, including Agron, escape, though it costs him his life.
Agron would continue to act alongside Spartacus throughout the rest of their time at the temple. When three Romans appear to attack the temple in the early morning hours, Agron fights bravely and is angered to learn that it was all a test set up by a now-disappointed Spartacus. Later that morning while the rebels face Spartacus for criticism and new orders, Agron tries to keep Nasir and Lugo from coming to blows after Lugo accuses Nasir of not being a true warrior. Nasir counters that Lugo was asleep when the "Romans" attacked, and Agron becomes furious with Lugo for trying to blame Nasir. When Crixus responds to this by calling Nasir Agron's "boy" and criticizing Agron's own perceived failings, Agron and Nasir nearly come to blows with the Gaul before Spartacus orders everyone to stand down. Agron then acts as translator between Saxa and Spartacus, and tries to scold Saxa after she makes a snide comment about Mira's affinity for bow and arrow. Saxa growls, literally snapping at him and swatting him away. After orders are given, Agron appears to give Nasir a short pep talk before the latter resumes guard duty with Lugo. Spartacus then tells Agron to take Fulco and Harudes to seize a wagon with drink, to help the rebels bond. Agron and Nasir are cuddled together as Spartacus makes a speech during the festivities, then Agron cheers on and encourages Nasir when he is assigned to team up with Lugo to fight Nemetes and Donar. Agron is then told to team up with Crixus to fight Oenomaus and Gannicus, who are similarly teamed. Upon sparring against his former teacher, Agron struggles to match his opponents strength, speed and least of all experience in unarmed combat. They lose the fight, but bond over shared effort and mutual defeat. Crixus tells Agron that he fought well "for a simple fuck from east of the Rhine", and Agron replies that the "shit-eating Gaul" also fought well. They acknowledge each other as comrades and friends, and they and their respective lovers share drinks and visit after the fight ends.
When Varinius and Glaber arrive with their respective forces to defeat the rebels. Agron takes up defense alongside Crixus and Donar and fights off many Roman soldiers. When Glaber launches fire ballistae to kill Varinius and his forces in addition to the rebels, Agron pulls Nasir up the temple steps to safety just in time. As the other rebels fall back to the tunnel, Agron, Crixus, and Spartacus then halt the approaching forces with fire and taunt them to give themselves enough time for the rebels to escape to Mt. Vesuvius. Agron is later selected alongside Spartacus, Crixus, and Gannicus to climb down the side of the mountain in order to flank Glaber's forces. The four manage to do so and the rebels from atop the mountain, led by Oenomaus, storm down and the final battle begins. Agron takes the lives of several Romans in the battle. Eventually, the rebels are victorious and Spartacus takes the life of Glaber. With this, the rebels have shown their worth and Agron stays at Spartacus' side in the future to make Rome crumble.
War of the Damned
Agron continues to serve the rebellion as one of Spartacus' most loyal warriors and remains devoted to his lover, Nasir. He now possesses a new set of armor and mostly uses a shield and sword in battle, though he occasionally uses a spear. Agron takes part in recruitment and training alongside Nasir and Donar, and while Nasir tests the recruits in combat, he and Donar analyze the potential and determination of the recruits.
Following the victorious battle against Cossinius and Furius, Agron counsels with Spartacus and Crixus before being intimate with Nasir in their tent. They engage in intimate conversation and discuss their gratitude to Spartacus from bringing them to their cause and to each other's arms. Soon after, the Rebels receive word that a Roman unit is nearby their encampment. After the Rebels ambush the unit, they learn thatMarcus Crassus assembles a force of 10,000 men and that Cossinius and Furius have fled to a nearby villa. Spartacus hatches a plan to invade the villa at night, while Agron leads the main force to lure out most of Cossinius' remaining forces. At first Agron is angry that Spartacus leaves him behind at the camp while he, Crixus, and Gannicus attack Cossinius and Furius directly, but is appeased when he discovers that Spartacus entrusts him to lead a diversionary force to draw soldiers away from the Romans' villa. Agron's unit easily wipes out Cossinius's men, while Spartacus kills Cossinius and Furius themselves.
Agron was present the day before the rebels invaded Sinuessa to discuss with Attius and organize the invasion. He left and later came back with all the rebels to take the city. He continues to fight by Nasir's side, even wielding a spear like Nasir's when the rebels initially take the city. Although Agron continues to be trusted and relied upon heavily by Spartacus, the latter chooses Crixus over Agron as his second-in-command, and who will replace Spartacus should anything happen to him. Agron appears disappointed, but says nothing and continues loyally following Spartacus and cooperating with Crixus.
When the Cilician pirates arrive, Agron strongly advises expelling them from the city and ignoring their trade offers, as he believes them untrustworthy and unfit allies, but Spartacus ignores him. During a celebration with the pirates, Agron sees Castus, the pirate leader Heracleo's second-in-command, try to seduce Nasir. Nasir repeatedly refuses, despite being flattered, but Castus grabs onto his arm to keep him from going, sending Agron into a rage. He attacks Castus and Spartacus puts an end to the fight, ending the celebration.
Agron and Nasir have an argument about the situation with the pirate. Nasir scolds Agron for over-reacting and ruining the celebration with violence, but Agron stands by his actions, saying he would kill anyone who would lay unwanted hand on Nasir, or try to separate them. Nasir is flattered and calms Agron with words of love, leading them to make love.
Later, Agron goes with Spartacus, Crixus, Gannicus, and other rebels outside the city to meet with the pirates to pay them to get food. Nasir is upset that Spartacus ordered him to stay within the city while Agron goes to meet the pirates, as the two almost always fight together and Nasir would rather be by his lover's side. Agron promises he will return to him soon and they share a kiss. At the meeting, Agron glares at Castus and is immediately angry when the pirate tries to speak, making him eager to fight Heracleo and his men when it appears they betrayed the rebels. The arrangement between the pirates and the rebels seems compromised until they all get attacked by Tiberius, Sabinus, and their army. This forces the rebels and pirates to fight together against their common foe and claim victory. When Agron comes back, Nasir frantically searches for him and is relieved to find him alive and well. Agron reassures a worried Nasir that he would not have fallen in battle and left him, and Nasir complains that Nemetes would not open the city gate so that Nasir could come to Agron's aid when the Romans came. Spartacus dismisses this by pointing out that Nemetes was only following orders to avoid further casualties, but neither Nasir or Agron appear convinced.
Agron becomes the "shadow" of Spartacus, following him in the city to protect him as he sees how many of the rebels are becoming uneasy and unpredictable, especially in their growing distaste for Spartacus' morality. While out in the city, he runs into Castus from time and time. This displeases him and he openely expresses it, much to the pirate's amusement. Agron also expresses that he believes the Roman prisoners should be killed so as to preserve the rebels' food supply, but still follows Spartacus's orders that no harm is to come to them.
When many rebels decide to kill the Romans they were supposed to let live, Nasir arrives with Castus to warn Spartacus. Agron is angry to see them together and makes a sharp remark to Nasir about it. He then aids Spartacus in putting an end to the frenzy and shows himself to be part of a small minority that are against these acts.
Agron and Donar are put in charge of guarding the surviving Romans with a few other rebels. Nasir attempts to speak with Agron, but Agron is still upset that Nasir had been with Castus. Agron carelessly says that he "commanded" Nasir not to be in Castus's company, to which Nasir yells that he will not let Agron dictate who he can see and what he can do. Agron, however, does not appear to realize the weight of his word choice, and tells Nasir to speak more softly so as not to cause a stir with the nearby rebels and Romans. Nasir explains how he found the pirate in the streets by coincidence when the killing began, and they did not even have time to speak before they found Spartacus and Agron. Agron first expresses skepticism, but is left speechless when Nasir states he would have believed him if it was Agron who was in the same position because Nasir loves him that much. The two mostly remain in each other's company after this. When Crixus and Naevia burst into the villa, Agron immediately tells them they will not lay a hand on the Romans but Naevia tells him that they don't care for his 'Roman pets'. Crixus demands to know why Spartacus left the city. Agron asks where he heard this information but Crixus doesn't say, only wanting his question to be answered.
Agron's loyalty remains with Spartacus and he does not answer, telling Crixus he'll find out when Spartacus returns. After Crixus calls Spartacus's actions cowardly, Agron is quick to point out Crixus is no better for killing the Romans absent command. Crixus justifies his actions by saying the prisoners are the enemy, no different from the ones they suffered beneath as slaves, and who killed Agron's brother Duro. The mention of Duro's name enflames Agron at first, but he remains calm and tells Crixus that he no longer thoughtlessly acts on his visceral hatred for Romans because "we are different men now." This shows a turning point in Agron's character, indicating that he has undergone significant growth as a person as the rebellion has progressed.
When the Cilician Pirates betray Spartacus and Lysiscus is revealed to be Julius Caesar, the rebels are put on the defensive. Agron, Donar, and Saxa guard the front gate as Caesar and his soldiers approach. They defeat them and Agron eventually manages to defeat Caesar and are about to kill him when Crassus and his army break through the gate. The trio then escapes into the city and regroup with Spartacus. Now knowing that the pirates are part of the conspiracy and remembering Castus's interest in Nasir, Agron panics, fearing that something has happened to Nasir. He asks where Nasir is and says he has to find him, and Spartacus tells him to seek out Nasir as they abandon the city.
Agron finds Nasir fighting alongside Castus and Lugo. He attacks Castus believing him a traitor, but both Nasir and Castus deny it. Agron instead takes Castus captive and brings him to Spartacus where they then take leave of the city and into the cold snowy mountains. Agron expresses doubt that Castus was completely ignorant of the conspiracy, but shows he trusts Nasir as the latter takes the captive Castus out of the city.
Agron is selected by Spartacus amongst the most skilled in order to strike the tent of Crassus in the night. They kill many Romans, however, instead of Crassus they find Donar's crucified and desecrated body, to Agron's horror. It turns out to be a trap, but the rebel group manages to escape the ambush and flee back to their own camp. Later, Agron is eventually convinced by Nasir to allow Castus into their ranks. This turns out to be a wise choice as, during the assault on Crassus' wall, Castus saves Agron from being struck from behind. Agron acknowledges this with a nod and goes off to kill more Romans. Following the battle, the rebels ambush Crassus and his men by throwing spears and arrows at them until the Romans flee. Agron tells Spartacus that Crassus will soon return with heavy artillery, but Spartacus says that Crassus will use them to destroy the wall which will place a great distance between them. After that, the rebels escape the mountains and venture into the forest.
The rebels are on the move, but due to the tension between Crixus and Spartacus, Agron is forced to pick a side. Crixus and Spartacus decide to go their separate ways, Crixus moving towards Rome and Spartacus heading over the Alps. While setting up camp, Agron and Nasir share affection before Castus arrives, offering them extra firewood. Agron takes leave to go help Laeta set up her tent, but tells Castus that he will have his eye on him. Castus does try to flirt with Nasir, but while the latter was initially flattered at the former pirate's efforts, he no longer appreciates the gesture and tells him to stop. Castus argues that Nasir has feelings for him, but Nasir ignores the comment and they have friendly conversation while doing chores. During this time, Agron sees Nasir being happy and relaxed at their campsite, safe and unburdened by the war. He tells Laeta he only helped her because Spartacus cares for her and everyone deserves to find what happiness they can in this war, gazing over at Nasir and implying that he believes Nasir is better off away from war. But Agron cannot see a life for himself outside of war, and concludes that Nasir is better off without him.
While the rebels share one last celebration, Agron and Nasir talk in private. Although he and Crixus have never seen eye to eye, Agron decides to go with Crixus as blood and battle are all he knows, and there is no life for him beyond the Alps. Nasir appears perfectly content to follow Crixus alongside Agron, but Agron asks him to go with Spartacus to find what safety, freedom, and joy still remains. Agron explains that war is his only way of life, but he does not want to be the reason that Nasir is killed by Romans. He believes he can offer Nasir no life outside of war, but that Nasir will suffer and die if he follows Crixus because of Agron. Nasir is greatly reluctant, but he agrees because he does want to help people reach freedom, and he knows it would destroy Agron if he had to watch Nasir die. They kiss and embrace, both looking devastated. Agron then converses with Spartacus upon his choice and the two both embrace each other as brothers. The next morning, Crixus takes the rebels who joined him and Naevia towards Rome, conquering as they move north. As they prepare to leave, Agron gives Nasir an encouraging smile, but Nasir can only look back at him with sadness, and perhaps a little hope that Agron will change his mind at the last minute.
The rebels defeat a small army and believe they will successfully conquer Rome, until they hear horns alerting the rebels of the arrival of Crassus, Tiberius, and Julius Caesar. Crixus, fueled by the thirst for blood, rashly takes on the outnumbering army. The rebels realize they don't stand a chance unless they go to higher grounds. Agron is about to engage battle with Caesar, who had just killed Brictius, but he is slashed from behind by Tiberius and, with disbelief falls to his knees and collapses. His wound, however, proves less serious than it first appears and Agron is among the few hundred rebels found alive on the battlefield.
Agron becomes a prisoner of war, tied in chains. He is tortured by soldiers for information about Spartacus's movements, but defiantly refuses to speak, other than crude taunts. He is visited by Crassus and Caesar, who identifies him to Crassus as a barbarian one of Spartacus' most skilled and trusted men. After refusing to give information to Crassus on Spartacus, he has Agron crucified, as a warning to any of his prisoners who refuse to give him an answer. Caesar takes part in the act as Agron swears vengeance on him before he is nailed to the cross.
Although Kore kills Tiberius, she offers herself in Tiberius' place. Crassus honors his word and releases five hundred prisoners as promised, including Agron. Spartacus helps Agron back to the rebel camp and he and Nasir tearfully reunite. Agron admits he never should have parted from Nasir, Nasir practically has to carry him to find care and rest. Severely weakened from being crucified, his hands being pierced, and having many gashes and bruises from torture, Nasir takes care of him. At Crixus' funeral pyre, the rebels use this to remember all that have fallen for them to be free. Agron leans on Nasir the entire time, and shouts the name of his brother: Duro, to commemorate him.
When the time of the final battle with the Romans approaches, Agron longs to take to the battlefield once more at Spartacus' side. However, when Spartacus asks him to hold a sword, he cannot grip it due to the wounds he sustained in his hands when being crucified. Spartacus tells him that he will instead travel with the non-combatant rebels
over the mountains. Later on, Nasir presents him a specially made shield with a sword attached, so that Agron will not have to grip it, but wear it as a shield instead. Armed with this new weapon, he tells Nasir that despite Spartacus's orders, Agron is a warrior first and foremost, and Nasir says that he will always be by Agron's side. The two embrace, tearing up and frightened at the prospect of each other's suffering and death as their movement falls to Rome. Agron then defies Spartacus's previous order, and he and Nasir take to the battlefield to fight against the full might of Rome. When the final battle commences, Agron takes up a position in the front and kills many Romans, fighting side-by-side with Nasir and Castus. When Castus is killed by a Roman horseman, he and Nasir go to his dying body. Castus then remarks that he wishes he could have been Agron for just one day. Inflamed by the death of their comrade, Agron and Nasir jump back into the fighting. Later on, when Spartacus is about to deliver the killing blow to Crassus, he is impaled by 3 Roman spears from behind. This gives Crassus the opportunity to finally kill the rebel leader, but he is stopped when Agron, Nasir, Lydon, and another arrive, forcing Crassus off the top of the hill. They manage to slay the Romans that mortally wounded Spartacus and take the injured Spartacus to the mountains to escape the lost battle just before Crassus returns with Julius Caesar and Rom
an reinforcements. When Spartacus awakens, he is surrounded by Agron, Nasir, Sibyl and Laeta, accompanied by a few other rebels. Spartacus speaks his final words and tells Agron not to cry, as Spartacus has found the greatest victory of all because he will leave this world as a free man. After he speaks his final words he succumbs to his wounds and dies, much to the anguish of the surrounding rebels. Just as this happens, the skies darken and rain falls, reminiscent of the events that occurred during Spartacus' defeat of Thiokol's. Agron kisses Spartacus's forehead as he did with Duro after the latter fell during the initial uprising.
The rebels then bury Spartacus under a pile of rocks, and as they turn to leave, Agron gives one last heartfelt look at the grave. Nasir pats his shoulder and Agron turns back to Spartacus one last time, nodding at the grave as though being given an order. He then turns, hand clasped with Nasir's, and the couple walks away into the hills with thousands of other rebels, finally free of the grip of Rome as a free man.
Agron in the show is entirely fictional. As Spartacus and Crixus are the only characters to stay consistent with their historic counterparts, and both Oenomaus and Gannicus only become somewhat leaders of the rebellion later on in the series, Agron would take on the role of the fifth known rebel leader Castus (unlike Castus in the final season). Agron's brief separation from Spartacus in Separate Paths does mirror Castus' split from Spartacus in 71 BC, however instead of leaving with and fighting alongside Crixus, Castus did so with Gannicus. Unlike Castus, Agron would survive the rebellion.
- Like Agron in the show, Castus was perhaps born with another name, with his recorded name having been given to him at some point in his enslavement (Castus being a Roman name). Castus is believed to have been a Celt, like Gannicus and Oenomaus.
List of Appearances
- 2 Gladiators – In the arena. (Old Wounds)
- 4 Glaber Soldiers – In Combat. (Kill Them All)
- Seppius' Mercenaire – Head smashed. (Fugitivus)
- Nasir's Dominus Guard - In combat. (A Place In This World)
- Seppius' Mercenaire – Stabbed. (A Place In This World)
- Roman Slave Guard - In combat. (The Greater Good)
- Ferox - Stabbed in the neck. (The Greater Good)
- 4 Roman Soldiers – In combat during the assault on Capua Arena. (Libertus)
- Neapolis Slaver – Stabbed in the neck. (Sacramentum)
- 2 Variniu's Soldiers - In combat. (Monsters)
- 2 Glaber's Soldiers - In combat.(Monsters)
- Glaber's Soldier - Skirmish on Vesuvius.(Wrath of the Gods)
- 4 Glaber's Soldiers - In the final battle on Vesuvius. (Wrath of the Gods)
- 5 Cossinius Soldiers - In battle. (Enemies of Rome)
- Sinuessa Guard - In combat. (Wolves at the Gate)
- 3 Crassus' Soldiers - In beach combat. (Men of Honor)
- 2 Crassus' Soldiers - During the battle on Sinuesa. (Blood Brothers and Spoils of War)
- Crassus' Soldier - During the assault on the camp. (Mors Indecepta)
- 3 Crassus' Soldiers - At Milea Ridge. (Mors Indecepta)
- 4 Arrius’ Soldiers – During battle. (Separate Paths)
- 3 Crassus’ Soldiers – During battle. (Separate Paths)
- 4 Crassus' Soldiers - During the battle of the Siler River. (Victory)
Agron appears as one of the characters in Spartacus: Morituri.
- Agron is playable in the blood and sand iPhone game. He comes with a helmet, a scutum shield, and an axe.
- He is both seen and can be purchased as a temporary soldier in Spartacus: Vengeance The Game.
- It was also announced that Agron will be available to play as, after beating him in the PS3/Xbox 360 game Spartacus Legends. This will be available in the next update. He will be showing up at a later date as a boss in the new Nemesis Fights.
- Daniel Feuerriegel, the actor who plays Agron, is 188cm (6'2") tall.
- The name Agron is Illyrian. However, the character is Germanic.
- It's possible that Agron's name could have been given to him upon enslavement, much as what happened with Spartacus. His brother Duro's name is Latin, meaning 'steadfast', so perhaps his original owner decided to give him what he thought was a stereotypical barbarian name such as that of King Agron of Illyria (reigned from 250-230 BCE). However, creator and executive producer Steven DeKnight stated to a fan on Twitter that as far as he could recall, Agron and Duro were both their pre-slavery names. Another possibility is that one of their parents was Illyrian, or he was named in commemoration of the revered Illyrian king.
- Agron uses a large amount of profanity, more than most other characters in the series.
- On the Spartacus Wiki, Agron is voted as the favorite rebel among fans, holding 47% of the votes.
- As a gladiator, Agron fought as a hoplomachus, wielding a spear and gladius and wearing hoplomachus armor, though he appears to make no use of any shield.
- Agron dislikes most Gauls (including Crixus) and has a habit of referring to them as "Fucking Gauls." This may be due to historical animosities between Germans and Gauls in his homeland east of the Rhine.
- Agron's conflict with Crixus in Vengeance greatly resembles the one between Spartacus and Crixus in Blood and Sand.
- Agron is the only Rebel General to have survived.
- Agron was the last character seen on screen, excluding the credits.
- He was also the character who had the final line of the series.
- Agron's kiss to Spartacus's forehead after the latter succumbs to his wounds at the end of Victory parallels the one he gave his brother Duro when he died in Agron's arms as well. This is meant to show how closely Agron holds Spartacus, and was ad-libbed by Agron's actor, Dan Feuerriegel.
- Dan Feuerriegel has a pacemaker, which may malfunction after a direct blow; fans have surmised that this is possibly why, during Sacramentum, Agron pounds his chest in salute to Spartacus with a different arm than his fellow Germans, as Feuerriegel would not risk impeding the pacemaker.
- Spartacus's grave is topped with Agron's shield/sword weapon, which is emblazoned with a red serpent. This is a callback to Sura's prophecy in The Red Serpent. It also likely shows the theme of love and sacrifice, as the weapon crafted for Agron by Nasir can be said to parallel Sura's guidance of Spartacus before and during his time at the ludus. This is because both Nasir and Sura took these actions out of love their respective partners, and desire to see them fulfilled and reach their full potential, even though it could cost them everything. The shape of the weapon is resembles an arrow, pointing toward the rebels' path to freedom and making Spartacus's grave appear as though it points the way to freedom, symbolizing that through his legacy, Spartacus inspires and guides people to freedom even after his death.
- Very little is known about Agron's background before being brought to the ludus. Duro tells Spartacus that Agron has no wife or children, but this is all the information we are given about his life before the ludus. His actor has said he imagines that by the time they were brought to the ludus, Duro and Agron only had each other, hence why Agron is highly protective of him.
—Agron to Nasir
"Shit keeps rising higher in this fucking hole."
—Agron to Duro
"You favor clever strategy: fuck the man from behind."
—Agron to Nasir
"That tiny man is the fucking champion of Capua?"
"I bare the same mark, brother, without pissing about it."
—Agron to Duro
"It is a heavy thing to rob a man of life, less so that of a Roman shit."
—Agron to Nasir
"I will not have you and countless others fall in vain attempt."
—Agron to Nasir
—Agron to Crixus
"I will not fucking die for this. I move for Vesuvius, those that would live, join me."
—Agron to Rebels
"This time, you stay and I go."
—Agron to Nasir
"Were the Gauls not fucking bad enough?"
—Agron to Spartacus about Gannicus
"... Fuck the gods."
"To set eyes again upon your heart... I understand now why a man would risk all for such a thing."
—Agron to Crixus about Nasir and Naevia, respectively
"I am for Neapolis and thoughts of swelling rank with better men!"
—Agron to Spartacus after an altercation with Crixus
"If we are to stand against Glaber and the Romans, we must liberate fighting men, not waste effort on dwindling hope with worthless house slaves!"
—Agron to Spartacus
"Champion of ass and balls"
—Agron to Duro about Crixus
"To shit with this grinning cunt."
—Agron to Spartacus about Heracleo
"Jupiter himself would find cause to tremble if he laid hand upon you."
—Agron to Nasir
"I would slay all who would lay attempt to wrest you from my arms."
—Agron to Nasir
"That we are different men now."
—Agron to Crixus on the reason why he no longer believes in killing all Romans unconditionally
“One day, Rome shall fade and crumble. Yet you shall always be remembered in the hearts of all who yearn for freedom."
—Agron to Spartacus (Final spoken line of the show)
- Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2; Episode 3
- Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 12
- Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 8
- Spartacus: Blood and Sand Season 1; Episode 9
- Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2; Episode 2
- Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2; Episode 5
- Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2; Episode 6
- Spartacus: Vengeance Season 2; Episode 8