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First appearance S0E01: Past Transgressions
S2E01: Fugitivus
Last appearance S2E03: The Greater Good
Profession Gladiator (House of Batiatus)
Escaped Slave
Race Greek
Relationships Spartacus (Leader, deceased)
Oenomaus (Doctore, deceased)
Ulpius (Former Doctore, deceased)
Mannus (Friend, deceased)
Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (Dominus, deceased)
Status Deceased (Killed by Ashur)
Actor/Actress Jade Haigh

Plenus was a gladiator in Batiatus' ludus and later a rebel under Spartacus' command.

Character Outline[]

Plenus is a gladiator who escaped Batiatus' Ludus along with Spartacus. He has short black hair, an athletic build and fights with a single sword.

Gods of the Arena[]

Plenus is a background character who merely trains and socializes with the other gladiators of the ludus.

Plenus would then bear witness to when Ulpius goes mad and try to kill Oenomaus in a seeming fit of jealousy only to fall at his student's hands.

He would be present when Batiatus makes his speech to all avaiable gladiators in the ludus during his father's funeral before Oenomaus, now fully embracing his role as Doctore, gives the signal for the gladaitors to begin their training once again to honor the dead.

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


Plenus, alongside many other gladiators, would escape with Spartacus following his revolt.

Plenus has aligned himself as part of the Gauls under the command of Crixus, though also acknowledges Spartacus as a leader as well.

When the Rebels leave the sewers of Capua, Plenus helps the others take control of a villa, freeing the slaves there. He would take part in celebrating with his fellows after tensions cooled.

Ashur kills Plenus and Mannus.

After Agron leaves the group to enter Vesuvius, Plenus remains as one of the few gladiators who decided to accompany Spartacus and Crixus to the mines to rescue Naevia.

After the initial guards were dispatched, he and Mannus donned their uniforms, remaining at their posts while the other rebels entered the mines, in order to dissuade suspicion.

However, when Marcus and Glaber's soldiers arrived, they were instantly recognized by Ashur as former gladiators, and slain by him before either man could raise their sword.