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Romulus and Remus

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Romulus and Remus were pretty tough dudes. It's no surprise, though. After all, the twin brothers were the sons of the war god Mars (Ares) and were suckled by a she-wolf when they were babies. That's got to make you pretty ferocious. These fierce brothers' major claim to fame was founding Rome. Well, it was mostly Romulus. When he and Remus were trying to decide where to build their new city, they got into a major fight, and Romulus decided to end the debate by stabbing his brother with a sword. Don't try this at home.

Basic Information

Name

Romulus and Remus

Nickname

Wild Childs, Wolfboys

Sex

Males

Current city

Elysium (Remus), Roman Olympus (Romulus)

Work & Education

Occupation

Warriors
First King of Rome (Romulus)

Education

The Martian School of War (named after the god not the planet)

Beliefs

Political views

War!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Mars (Dad)
Rhea Sylvia (Mom)

Siblings

Each other

Children

None

Friends

Lupa, the she-wolf (who suckled us in the wild)
A woodpecker (who brought us food)
Numitor (our granddad, whose throne we returned to him)
Tiberius (the river god who saved our mom and us)

Enemies

Amulius (our great uncle took our granddad's throne and tried to drown our mom and us)
The Sabines (for a little while after Romulus and his Romans stole their virgins)

Relationships

Relationship status

Both single

Interested in

Sabine women

Favorites

TV Shows

Rome 
Game of Thrones 
Sons of Anarchy 

Quotations

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do."
– Proverb

"Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice."
– Harrison Ford

"All roads lead to Rome."
– Proverb

"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."
– Ulysses S Grant

"Am I my brother's keeper?"
– Cain, Genesis 4:9 

Books

The Aeneid by Virgil (A good book about our great great [great?] granddad.) 
The Call of the Wild by Jack London 
The History of the Decline and Fall of Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (The whole decline part kind of sucks.)  
Beowulf 
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Being brothers can be complicated.) 
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (Best book ever, man.) 
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory 
"Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Music

We are Gods! We are Wolves! by Le Loup (Yes!) 
Leader of the Pack by the Shangri-las 
Battle Hymn of the Republic 
Babel by Mumford and Sons 
Fight the Power by Public Enemy 
Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones 
Nuthin' but a G Thang by Dr. Dre 
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana 
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses" (Lupa used to howl this as a lullaby.) 

Movies

Gladiator 
The Grey 
Apocalypse Now 
Dances with Wolves (The wolves we knew did not dance.) 
The Godfather 
Spartacus 
An American Werewolf in London 
Platoon 
There Will Be Blood 

Activities & Interests

Likes

All things Roman
Ultimate fighting 
Woodpeckers
Italian food
Wolves

Interests

Tactics
City planning

Groups

Heroes
City Planners
Wolf Lovers! 
Sons of War