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Titus Pullo is a Roman soldier and best friend of Lucius Vorenus.


Coarse, good-humored, talkative, and an eternal optimist, Titus Pullo is sometimes prone to extreme fits of rage. He is extremely confident in his own fighting abilities as he is often seen successfully fighting groups of men entirely on his own. He shows great affection toward the women he loves and is a bit of a romantic. But at the same time, Pullo is always enjoying drinking and having sex. Pullo is the opposite of Vorenus. Whereas Vorenus is stoic and respectful, Pullo is cheerful and rebellious. But similar to Vorenus, he is a religious man. He is often seen talking to the gods in necessary times and promising things to them.

Season One[]

We first see Titus Pullo breaking ranks at the Siege of Alesia to fight the attacking Gauls single-handedly. His superior officer, Lucius Vorenus, restrains him and calls him a "drunken fool," whereupon Pullo punches Vorenus very hard in the face. As punishment for his brash action, he is hit with a shield and then scourged and imprisoned (sentenced to die in the arena).

One day later, Vorenus appears at his jail cell and frees Pullo so that he can accompany him on the mission to retrieve the stolen eagle of the Legio XIII Gemina (a.k.a. the 13th Legion). Vorenus' reasoning is that since the pair will probably not find the eagle, he would choose a man who was already disgraced and condemned to die and therefore would not suffer the dishonor of returning without it. Through a twist of fate, Pullo and Vorenus do end up retrieving the eagle, as well as rescuing Caesar's nephew Octavian from the Gauls.

When Caesar's political relations with Pompey the Great go sour, he sends Mark Antony with the 13th Legion to Rome, where Antony, as Tribune of the Plebs, must make an important veto in the Senate in order to avoid civil war between the two generals (Caesar and Pompey). Vorenus and Pullo return Octavian to his mother and go their separate ways, Vorenus to reunite with his wife and Pullo going off to "fuck every whore in the city." While partying, he kills a man who cheated in a game of dice. A bar fight breaks out, which leads to the dead man's good friend escaping, and leaves Pullo seriously injured. In the morning, Pullo comes crashing into Vorenus's house, covered in blood and with a severe head injury, to the shock and outrage of Vorenus' wife Niobe. After recovering, he and Vorenus (with the rest of the 13th) escort Antony to the Senate where Pullo is attacked by the dead man's friend. Pullo kills his attacker and a battle between the Caesarian 13th and the Pompeian crowd ensues, preventing Antony from entering the Senate. Vorenus is wounded during the fight, and Pullo carries him away.

Antony and the 13th race up north to Caesar's camp. Caesar decides to take his army and march across the Rubicon River to Rome. Pullo and Vorenus lead a scouting party that rides ahead of Caesar's army and finds Rome abandoned by Pompey (who, it turns out, fled south with most of the Senate). During this scouting mission, Pullo and company come across a wagon which is being guarded by several Pompeian soldiers disguised as civilians. When Vorenus notices the men are not who they claim to be, they engage the men and pursue them into a nearby forest, leaving a slave girl and the wagon she is tied to despite Pullo's reluctance. Later, Pullo returns to free the girl and discovers that the wagon was actually carrying Rome's treasury gold, stolen from Pompey's man only a few hours earlier. Although he takes the gold for himself at first, he eventually is persuaded by Vorenus to turn it over to Caesar. Thankfully, Caesar pardons him for the theft, allows him to keep the slave girl, and gives him a small reward him for returning it. Caesar continues to occupy Rome, and is withheld there by Servilia of the Junii, his lover and the mother of Marcus Junius Brutus.

During this hiatus from fighting, Pullo grows suspicious of Niobe, who he sees talking in hushed tones with a Greek butcher and her brother-in-law (her sister Lyde's husband), Evander. He senses that Niobe's marriage with Vorenus is falling apart and comforts his friend. While in the employment of the Julii, Pullo asks Octavian his advice about the matter, wondering if he should say something to Vorenus about his suspicions. Octavian tells him that without proof, his suspicions cannot be justified, so the two abduct Evander and torture him until he reveals the truth: that during Vorenus' absence, he and Niobe were lovers and that he fathered a son with her, which Niobe told Vorenus was in fact his grandson (supposedly mothered by Vorena the Elder and fathered by her bumbling boyfriend, Crito). Evander asks to die, and Pullo runs him through.

Finally, Caesar leaves to pursue Pompey, and he does so all the way to Greece, leaving the 13th behind in Rome to keep the peace. Caesar fares terribly in the campaign, and soon finds himself badly outnumbered. He calls upon the 13th to fight with him. Unfortunately, most of the legionaries are drowned when their ships are sunk by a storm in the Adriatic. Pullo and Vorenus survive only by finding a deserted island. They eventually escape by tying dead comrades together and making a raft, but they arrive in Greece after the Battle of Pharsalus, where Caesar wins and Pompey winds up on the run with his family. By coincidence, Pompey's children find Pullo and Vorenus washed up on a beach, and Pompey's men nurse them back to health. The pair sees Pompey, beaten and broken, and Pullo sees an opportunity: "Caesar's gonna drown us in gold!" Vorenus, on the other hand, pities the old general, and allows Pompey to go to Egypt unhindered. Pompey later arrives in Alexandria, only to be assassinated.

The two return to Caesar's camp, who is enraged that they allowed Pompey to go free, but pardons them because of their luck. Caesar explains to Antony, "Those men have powerful gods on their side." Pullo accompanies Caesar to Egypt, where he and Vorenus are ordered to find Cleopatra, held captive by her immature younger brother Ptolemy, and bring her to Caesar in Alexandria. They rescue the princess, who believes that unless she has a child with Caesar, her kingdom will not survive. Finding herself "between the flood" one night while traveling with the two Romans, she enlists the help of Pullo in impregnating her, which he does all too enthusiastically. Upon arriving in Alexandria, Cleopatra seduces Caesar while Vorenus and Pullo fight off the armies of Ptolemy. Nine months later, Cleopatra gives birth to a son.

Upon his return to Rome after the Battle of Thapsus, Pullo falls in love with the slave girl, named Eirene, whom he rescued from Pompeian soldiers earlier in the series. He frees her and plans to marry her, only to discover that she already has a fiance - Oedipus, another slave in Vorenus' household. Enraged, he kills Eirene's unfortunate young lover in front of Vorenus' wife and children, leading to a painful argument between Pullo and Vorenus. Vorenus kicks Pullo out of the house and calls him a "drunken fool" again.

Pullo retreats to the tavern, where gangster Erastes Fulmen offers him work as a hitman. Pullo is a reckless killer and is soon arrested for the murder of one of Caesar's political opponents. He is condemned to death in the arena. Although Caesar wants to free Pullo, he distances himself from the whole affair. Vorenus, although stating "Pullo is dead to me", is given strict orders not to make any attempts to rescue his friend.

Pullo is brought to the arena to face death as a gladiator. At first, he refuses to fight any of the gladiators set against him, but one begins to taunt him, calling the 13th Legion "a bunch of bloody mollies" and telling them to "all line up and suck my cock." Provoked by the insult to his former legion, Pullo violently butchers the gladiator and the ten others sent against him, screaming "Thirteen!" to the crowd. However, being exhausted and heavily wounded from the lengthy fight, he is finally disarmed by a huge gladiator with one eye and a skull-shaped mace. A watching Vorenus, agonised at the sight of his brother dying and moved by Pullo's calls to the Legion, jumps into the arena, shouting "Thirteen!" and fights and kills the one-eyed gladiator, ramming his own mace through his shoulder and into his heart. The crowd goes wild by such a display of brotherhood and the two become famous heroes. (Later, in the Aventine Collegiam, Posca tells Erastes Fulmen "Next time don't use veterans...").

After spending some time in a hospital outside of Rome, Pullo returns to Vorenus' house, where Eirene still works and understandably hates him for what he did. Pullo takes her into the country to ask forgiveness at a holy shrine. The last shot of the first season shows Eirene reaching out to hold Pullo's hand, as they walk together through a green field on a sunny evening.

Season Two[]

At the beginning of the second season, Pullo asks Eirene to marry him while on the same country trip. She says yes. Pullo is ecstatic. "You won't regret it!", he says. They sit to eat, only to hear from a messenger that Caesar has been murdered in the Senate. Pullo and Eirene steal the messenger's horse and race back to Rome, where they find Vorenus, covered in blood, weeping and cradling the body of Niobe. Vorenus, despondent and borderline psychotic with grief, explains that he discovered Niobe's secret and came home from his duties with Caesar to kill her, as was the custom, but she "did it herself," letting herself slip from a second story balcony onto cobblestones below. He then cursed his children in anger and ran into the lawless streets. He later returned to find the children gone.

Pullo and Vorenus search around the house and find a friend of Niobe who reveals that Erastes Fulmen, who had become Vorenus' enemy over the course of the first season, came and kidnapped the children. Pullo and Vorenus go to the Aventine Collegium, massacre the gangsters there, and interrogate Fulmen, who tells them that he raped, killed, and threw the children into the Tiber. Vorenus decapitates him and takes Fulmen's severed head back home as a grisly trophy.

A month later, Vorenus and Pullo have grown mourning beards, and Pullo runs the house with Eirene while Vorenus lies upstairs in bed, refusing to move. Mark Antony arrives at Vorenus' house, demands that he get out of bed, and orders that he take Fulmen's place at the Collegium to restore law and order to the Aventine.

Vorenus impresses his fellow crime bosses by, in a rage, destroying a statue of Concord, declaring "I fuck Concord in her arse!" and "I am a son of Hades!" He and Pullo run the Collegium until Vorenus' grief gets the better of his good judgement. He deliberately provokes a gang war and becomes paranoid, throwing wild accusations at even Pullo, including that his friend had an affair with Niobe. Pullo is understandably hurt and retorts in anger, "Yeah, I fucked her, me and every man of the hill!" This leads to a fistfight and Pullo takes Eirene and they leave the Aventine.

Three months later, Pullo and Eirene return to Rome to find the Aventine in shambles and Vorenus gone north with Mark Antony when Pullo's old friend Octavian provoked him into battle. Meanwhile, this friction among the Caesarians gives Brutus and Cassius, the killers of Caesar who fled east to raise an army after the assassination, the opportunity to "mop up" Antony and Octavian. While in Rome, Pullo discovers from a dishevelled and traumatised Lyde that Vorenus' children are alive – and, leaving Eirene in the care of Mascius, goes north to tell him, finding him retreating with Antony's defeated army. Vorenus and Pullo find the children in slavery and rescue them.

When Antony and Octavian unite to face their common enemy (Brutus and Cassius), Pullo and Vorenus receive a list of prominent senators whom Octavian believes have sympathies with the two assassins. Pullo kills Marcus Tullius Cicero himself. The normally cowardly senator shows great courage facing death. The two men have a strangely civil and amiable conversation before Cicero allows Pullo to kill him. Pullo remarks "he's not a bad fellow, that Cicero" to Vorenus afterwards. Soon after, Eirene reveals to Pullo that she is pregnant. But to complicate things, Vorenus' slave Gaia is in love with Pullo, and poisons Eirene, who miscarries their baby son and bleeds to death shortly after. Antony and Octavian defeat Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi. Vorenus with Pullo's aid rescues his children from slavery, but later discovers that they in fact hate him for causing the death of their mother and cursing them to Hades. Vorenus capitalises on the fact that Mark Antony is going to Egypt and sails with him, leaving the Aventine in Pullo's hands.

A few years on, Pullo and Gaia have become lovers, and the people of Rome are starving because Antony delays grain shipments from Egypt. When war between Octavian and Antony looms, Octavian asks Pullo to accompany him on his campaign. The night before he is to leave with Octavian, Gaia is mortally wounded by the derangd Memmio, and on her deathbed reveals to Pullo that she killed Eirene. An enraged Pullo hastens her end by strangling her to death with his bare hands, and dumps her body unceremoniously in the Aventine cesspool. Octavian, with Pullo's help, wins the Battle of Actium and chases Antony to Egypt, where he, Cleopatra and Vorenus are holed up in the palace at Alexandria. While Octavian besieges the royal residence, Antony and Cleopatra commit suicide while Vorenus escapes with Caesarion, whom everyone believes to be Caesar's son by Cleopatra but who in fact is Pullo's son. Pullo is assigned by Octavian to kill Caesarion on the grounds that "there cannot be two sons of Caesar." Instead, Pullo speeds Caesarion away from Alexandria and meets up with Vorenus in the Egyptian desert. The two plan to secretly escape Egypt with the boy and go back to Rome. They come across a platoon of Octavian's soldiers and do battle with them once their ruse to slip out of Egypt with Caesarion is discovered. Vorenus is apparently mortally wounded and tells Pullo to take him back to Italy.

They return to Rome, and Pullo announces to Vorenus' children that their father won't last very long. They reconcile with their dying father as Octavian holds a triumph in his own honour. Shortly afterward, Pullo arrives at Octavian's villa to tell him that Caesarion and Vorenus are dead. Rewarded for apparently killing Caesarion, Pullo then meets with Caesarion who is awaiting him in the street, where he tells the boy that "he [Octavian] bought it." Caesarion goes on a tirade about reclaiming his rightful empire and redeeming his father's name. As they walk off down a market street Pullo says "Listen, about your father...". Pullo and Caesarion slowly melt into the crowd, and the scene closes on a bustling city street, the very heart and essence of Rome.


  • Titus is seen killing 58 total people throughout the entire series.


" I was starting to enjoy myself!" The Stolen Eagle

" My father was probably an Ubian." The Stolen Eagle

"Ah-Hi ! Here I come, girls. I'm going to drink all the wine, smoke all the smoke, and f*** every w**** in the city." How Titus Pullo Brought Down the Republic

"You are a mean bastard, that's your problem. You've no love in you. You can talk sweet as you like to Niobe, it won't do you any good. She won't believe a word." An Owl in a Thornbush

" What are they, the Stars?" An Owl in a Thornbush

" I knew you would hit the jugular. " The Ram has Touched the Wall

" I could have half the wh***s in Narbo for that price, and their mothers!" Egeria

"My mother had hair like yours. Grey eyes though. Big grey eyes. Slave on one of those farms up North. Smelled of pine trees. Worked in the woodyards, probably. That's what I think. Explains the pine smell. Don't know who my father was. Just another slave probably. Some timid c*** shoveling shit with a collar around his neck because he didn't have the courage to die like a man ! I'd cut my f***ing heart out of my chest and eat it before I knelt down to anybody! C***!"

"Quiet! Keep it down!"

"Suck my c***, the lot of you! I'm Titus Pullo, right?" Utica

"Maybe you're right. Probably I am a fool. Never was a clever one like you. Never demoted, you, never flogged, never locked up. Straight to the top. And here you are, with your nice, clean, white toga. Lovely cloth, that! Stays clean, no matter how much you wade in the filth." Triumph