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Romulus and Remus

  • Profile

    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 

    • Spotter's Guide

      Back in the day, Romulus and Remus would've been pretty hard to tell apart. They were both tall, dark, and handsome, with well-worn armor and no-nonsense looks in their eyes. Oh yeah, and they were twins. Though they used to be inseparable, they're kind of at odds these days. Remus is still pretty ticked off that his brother, um, stabbed him to death. Pretty understandable. Anyway, if you're looking for Romulus, you'll have to head up to Olympus—the Roman version, anyway. He became a god for founding Rome and all that jazz. If you want to talk to Remus, though, you'll find him grumbling about his fate down in the dark of the Underworld.

      Sex: Males
      Age: Twenties
      Build: Muscular
      Complexion: Bronze
      Hair Color: Black
      Facial Hair: Beards
      Scars/marks/tattoos: Battle scars
      Jewelry and accessories: Crowns
      Clothing: Red robes
      Armor: Well-worn
      Type of Weapon: Sword, shield, spear

      Typical Companions

      Lupa, the she-wolf

      Known Hangouts

      The wilderness
      Rome
      Olympus
      Hades

    • Sightings

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      The Aeneid by Virgil

      (Spoiler alert!) Jupiter predicts that Aeneas' descendent Romulus will found Rome in this epic poem.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

      Fasti by Ovid

      Get the scoop on the Roman founding fathers from one of the most famous Roman poets of all.

      Dec 20, 2019

      The Metamorphoses by Ovid

      Get the low down on the famous brothers in this mega-collection of mythological poems by Mr. Ovid himself.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0199

      Parallel Stories by Pseudo-Plutarch

      Yup, you guessed it. Here you will find yet another version of the tale of the twins.

      Dec 20, 1961

      Duel of the Titans

      This movie tells the story of Romulus and Remus clashing with their uncle—and then with each other.

      Dec 20, 1961

      Romulus and the Sabines

      "No women? No problem. Let's just kidnap some of those Sabine chicks," says Romulus in this film.

      Dec 20, 2019

      Marvel Comics

      In the Marvel Universe, Romulus is an immortal wolf-man who constantly plagues the life of Wolverine. (Bad Romulus, bad!)