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Fulco
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First appearance S0E01: Past Transgressions
S2E01: Fugitivus
Last appearance S2E09: Monsters
Profession Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Escaped Slave
Rebel
Race Celt
Relationships Spartacus (Leader, deceased)
Titus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Ulpius (Doctore, deceased)
Oenomaus (Doctore, deceased)
Donar (Friend, deceased)
Lydon (Friend)
Ortius (Friend, deceased)
Agron (Friend)
Barca (Friend, deceased)
Auctus (Friend, deceased)
Litaviccus (Friend, deceased)
Leviticus (Friend)
The Veteran (Friend)
Harudes (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Saxa (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Mannus (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Plenus (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Acer (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Ashur (Rival, deceased)
Dagan (Rival, deceased)
Crixus (Rival/comrade, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Varinius' Soldiers)
Actor/Actress Nathan O'Hearn

Fulco was a Gladiator in Batiatus' Ludus and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.

Character Outline[]

Fulco has a larger, muscular build when compared with others, and stands as a stronger warrior among the rebels. He wields a sword and shield in battle, which he can use for deadly purpose. He is a rowdy, antagonistic individual who possesses a riotous and confrontational personality, as indicated by his many rivalries and disagreements. Even so, he also appears to have many close friendships. His many years survived in the ludus, as well as close proximity to rebel leadership, indicates he is a skilled gladiator and a loyal rebel warrior.

Gods of the Arena[]

Fulco is a background character who trains and socializes with the other gladiators of the ludus. His close friendship with Barca and Auctus indicates he is among the strongest of the gladiators, though he is never shown fighting in the arena.

He is active in Barca and Auctus' schemes involving the bullying of Ashur and Dagan, and derives much amusement from picking on them. When Ashur attempts to bond with the gladiators after receiving food, Fulco smirks at Ashur and mockingly appears to accept him by raising his cup in toast. His humor disappears when Dagan tries to attack Auctus, as he becomes angry and moves alongside his brothers to defend his friend.

When Gannicus is granted freedom, Fulco and the other gladiators bid him farewell and see him out of the ludus before returning to their regular day of training.

Vengeance[]

Fulco is a minor rebel and tends to follow the order of Spartacus after their escape from the ludus. Generally taking Donar's lead, he heads out with him and Lydon on scouting missions and aids him in the training of other Rebels.

After the rebels leave the cisterns of Capua, he joins his brothers in assaulting the villa of Nasir's dominus. Once tensions calm, he takes to celebrating with his fellows. When a brief brawl later breaks out between Donar and Acer and their respective allies, Fulco is restrained by Mannus and Plenus when he tries to rush to the aid of the Veteran as he fights Sophus.

After Agron leaves the group to enter Vesuvius, Fulco is among many of Spartacus' group to follow in Agron's wake. Following the reunion between Spartacus and Agron, Fulco goes with Donar and Lydon to scout ahead and find the temple which would later become the Rebels' sanctuary. He and Donar sneak up behind and surround Lucius, the temple's occupant, when he threatens Spartacus and Agron with a bow and arrow.

He would take part in the mission to rescue Crixus, Oenomaus, and Rhaskos from the arena in Capua. With the other rebels, he would set the arena on fire, causing it to collapse and kill many Romans.

Alongside Agron, Donar, Pollux, Rabanus, and Tyronius, he tries to intervene in the fight between Gannicus and Spartacus, but the latter tells them to stand down so he can teach Gannicus a lesson. Fulco stands by bearing close witness, and narrowly avoids being struck when Gannicus performs once of his signature trick moves against the temple's defensive wall.

Throughout their time at the sanctuary, Fulco would continue to aid in the training of the others as well as perform manual labour, such as cutting wood alongside Lydon. He later participates in the fight between the newly-arrived Germans and the rebels.

Fulco is slain.

After the disastrous fake attack on the sanctuary by Spartacus, Crixus, and Gannicus, Fulco is among the frustrated crowd, and disdains the complaints of Nemetes about the lack of swords. Spartacus notices Fulco almost get into a physical altercation with Harudes and Saxa before Rabanus and Oenomaus separate them. In response, Spartacus sends Agron with Fulco and Harudes to steal wine from the Romans for celebration to unite them.

When the sanctuary is attacked by Romans, Fulco goes out with Crixus, Agron and Donar to engage Publius Varinius' forces up close while Mira and her archers provide cover from afar. Despite cutting down many Romans, Fulco himself is killed, making Donar despair and putting the rebels on the retreat back to the temple.

Trivia[]

  • Fulco is played by New Zealand bodybuilder and fisherman Nathan O'Hearn.
  • Fulco, along with Litaviccus, Plenus and Lydon, appears in the prequel, but does not appear in season one.
  • Fulco, Peirastes and Harudes are the only three Rebels that were named and slain in Vengeancebut not mentioned at Crixus' Funeral in War of the Damned.
  • The name Fulco is a Latinization of the Germanic name Fulk, which seems to translate as 'people chief', relating to the word 'Folk' in English and 'Volk' in modern German. As he is a Celt, he may have been one of the children of the Cimbri-Teuton alliance, a mixed force of Germanic and Celtic elements which waged war against Rome during the final decade of the Second Century BCE.
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