Lucretia (Lucy Lawless)
On historical action drama series Spartacus, Lucretia was a major character and one of the main antagonists of the show. The series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a gladiator who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic from 73 to 71 BCE and Quintus Batiatus, who owned the private training facility for gladiators in which Spartacus was enslaved. In the series, Lucretia was Batiatus’ wife and portrayed as a conflicted character, shown to be scheming, sexually manipulative, and deceptive but who also showed deep adoration and love. Having both male and female lovers, Lucretia also frequently used her female slaves for sex and kissed her female friends.
In the prequel series, Spartacus: God of the Arena, Lucretia engaged in a sexual relationship with her close childhood friend, Gaia. The two also engaged in threesomes with Lucretia’s husband Batiatus. Gaia was later killed, leaving Lucretia devastated by her loss.
At the end of the first season, Batiatus was killed during the gladiator’s uprising and Lucretia was stabbed and left to die. However, at the start of the second season, she was found alive by her close friend Ilithya and her husband. One of Lucretia’s great sorrows was that she was never able to have a child with her husband, so when Ilithya fell pregnant and was about to give birth, Lucretia planned to take Ilithya’s child for her own. She cut the child from Ilithia’s womb and walked out to cliff where she proclaimed that she and Batiatus finally had the heir they had always wanted. She then killed both herself and the child by falling backwards off the cliff.
- 23 episodes. Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Season 1), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Prequel), Spartacus: Vengeance (Season 2)
Female love interests:
- Gaia 💀 (Jaime Murray, guest)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- Quintus Batiatus 💀 (John Hannah, main cast)
- Crixus 💀 (Manu Bennett, main cast)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.