"Let your saga record that you were killed by The Spartan."
The Spartan is the main protagonist and playable character of Spartan: Total Warrior.
In the gameEdit
On Mount Olympus, there was a handmaiden of Aphrodite who meddled in the affairs of the Gods. She learned of an affair between Aphrodite and Ares and revealed it to Hephaestus. The Gods then banished Ares, who killed the handmaiden in revenge. Suspecting that Ares would seek revenge on the handmaiden's son as well, the Gods blessed the boy with immortal powers and great warrior skills, and, for his safety, erased all knowledge of his past. After the boy was sent to live with the warriors of Sparta, Ares desired to exact vengeance onto the boy, creating a dark plan which he would initiate years later. The boy knew none of this, and grew up with no memory of his past, his family, or even his own name.
Attack of RomeEdit
In later years, the forces of the Roman Empire would threaten the city of Sparta, being led by the emperor, Tiberius, and commanded by his general, Crassus. The boy, at the time a novice warrior, was allowed by King Leonidas to aid Sparta in their war. Ares then contacted the Spartan and presented himself as an ally. The God of War promised to aid him in his quest for discovering his past; in return, The Spartan would have to deliver the vengeance Ares desired. After this, The Spartan and his allies, Castor and Pollux, fought the Romans, who were attempting to enter the city. The Spartans were able to fight off the attack. The Romans then unleashed the mechanical man known as Talos in an attempt to destroy the city's walls. Even as the Romans attacked one of Sparta's gates, The Spartan fended off the Roman attack and defeated Talos by using catapults.
After the battle against Talos, The Spartan and Castor invade a Roman camp as per the directions of Ares, who told The Spartan to capture Athena's Blades from the camp. After entering the camp and killing many Romans, the duo free the prisoners, grab the Blades of Athena, and ally themselves with the Amazon princess, Electra. They escape the camp, only to encounter Pollux and other Spartans who were sent by Leonidas to find the two runaways. After Pollux revealed that explosives were placed under a nearby bridge and set to blow in a short time, the Spartans were then assigned a task: hold off the Romans and protect the prisoners until the bridge explodes. They succeed in this, and Electra then commanded the Spartans to take her to King Leonidas in order to reveal information concerning a new war machine the Romans intend to use against Sparta.
The Last Stand and Battle Against the BarbariansEdit
The battle against the Spartans and the Romans would then continue, with the Romans revealing their weapon: a massive machine which can turn men to stone powered by the Gorgon Medusa. After facing many enemies, overcoming many obstacles, and avoiding the attacks created from the deadly weapon, the Spartan finally found himself face to face with the Roman general, Crassus. After defeating him, the Medusa weapon was destroyed, due to Crassus' tampering of the machine. Ares then sent a message to The Spartan, telling him to go to Troy in order to obtain the Spear of Achilles, a weapon which would supposedly save Sparta.
The Spartan then journeyed to Troy along with Electra, Pollux, Castor, and an army of Spartans, keeping their journey unknown to Leonidas. As the Spartans rested, barbarians suddenly attacked, but were repelled by the Spartans, who also managed to free several prisoners held captive by the barbarians. The Spartan and Electra then saved an entire village from the grasp of the barbarians, defeating their leader, Beowulf, while Castor and Pollux were elsewhere.
Ruins of TroyEdit
The Spartan journeyed into the depths of Troy alone, where he encountered Sejanus, a necromancer and Praetorian Prefect, who summoned an army of undead legionaries. After fighting through Senanus' army, skeletons and Romans he found the Tomb of Achilles. Upon finding the tomb of Achilles, along with his spear, Sejanus created the Spartan's Nemesis, a clone of the Spartan which had taken the spear beforehand. The Spartan and his Nemesis battled, with the Spartan emerged victorious and claiming the spear from his defeated foe. His companions returned, and they all escaped Troy, but not before discovering that while they were journeying to Troy, the Romans crushed the city of Sparta and took control of it. After escaping the ruins, the Spartan had to battle the Hydra, which was awakened by Sejanus in an attempt to kill him. The Spartan killed the beast, and headed to Athens along with his companions.
The Spartan journeyed to Athens to watch Archimedes give a speech to his fellow Athenians. However, due to Roman presence in the area, The Spartan protected Archimedes from various assassins placed around the location. Afterwards, Archimedes spoke to The Spartan and told him about these lights which would rid the Roman presence. After protecting Archimedes some more, The Spartan reunited with his allies and began to set a plan to turn these lights on.
Afterward, The Spartan, Castor, Pollux and Electra stopped a group of Romans from executing a group of prisoners they had grabbed on the way. Afterwards, they tried to get to the temple where more would be discussed, but Praetorian Legionaries blocked the way. The Spartan used a few women to distract the guards, and they discussed more at the temple. Afterwards, after activating the city beams, they had to reach one more, which was guarded by Sejanus and groups of Romans. They ambushed a group of Romans and grabbed the gate key, and charged to the last beam. Sejanus destroyed the gate, making it impossible for anyone to escape. Athenians who opposed the Romans and Spartans charged from the rubble, and after a long fight, Sejanus retreated and the last beam was activated.