Maximus Decimus Maridius is the General of the Armies of northern Rome, Commander of the Legions of Rome and conquerer of Germania, Southern Ireland, Swedan, Finland, Southern Gaul, Eastern England and Western Austria-Hungaria and is betrayed by the Dictator-Monarch Commodus, and is forced to become a glatiatoir and is known as The Spainard while trying to gain revenge for his wife and son who were murdered.