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Leonidas I was the king of Sparta and a widely respected and feared among his subjects. When he heard of the Persians wanting to invade Greece, Leonidas gathered 300 of his best men and set out to meet the Persians at the narrow cliffs of the "Hot Gates". Before the battle Ephialtes, a deformed Spartan, begs Leonidas to let him fight but is rejected due to his hunchbacked form. This caused Ephialtes to become depressed and throw himself off a cliff.
The Spartans and their allies were able to hold off the Persians for 2 days until Xerxes showed up and offered Leonidas wealth and power for his surrender. Leonidas refused the deal and thus the fighting continued.
Meanwhile, Ephialtes had awoken from his fail suicide and betrayed the Spartans by telling Xerxes a pass that would allow Xerxe's troops to attack the Spartans from behind. Eventually, all the Spartans and their allies were killed leaving Leonidas the sole survivor. Xerxes give Leonidas one last chance to kneel for him and surrender, instead Leonidas throws his dory at Xerxes, wounding him. Leonidas was then killed by a rain of arrows.
Battle vs. Hector (by Laquearius)
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Battle vs. Kratos (by Godkombat21)
As a war rages at the borders of sparta, King Leonidas finds himself at the mountain sides. He looks around for and enemy to approach, and over the horizene he spots the leader of the invading army, Kratos. Kratos jams the blade of Olympus into the ground and takes out the blades of Chaos. Leonidas responds by throwing his Dory Spear. Kratos queikly deflects it and fires two arrows from the bow of Apollo. Leonidas deflects one, but another arrow punctures his shoulder. Kratos jumps from the mountain and charges at Leonidas. Leonidas prepares for impact and finds himself trying to block the blades of Chaos. The blades just graze Leonidas' chest. Kratos Jumps in an attempt to commit a downward slash on Leonidas. He uses his shield to block the blades and knock Kratos off balance. Leonidas takes out his Kopis Sword and tries to stab Kratos. Suddenly Kratos takes out the head of Helios and blinds Leonidas. As Leonidas' vision comes back Kratos manages to come from behind and behead Leonidas. Kratos yells in Victory as Leonidas' lifeless body falls to the ground.
Despite the battle sim above, users of the wiki deemed the fight unfair and will not go on the warriors' statuses.
The battle has been declared unfair for Leonidas due to Kratos' superhuman physicality and magical weapons
Battle vs. Maximus Decimus Meridius (by Omnicube1)
King Leonidas is strolling in a meadow when he sees General Maximus Decimus Meridius brandishing Roman weaponry. Leonidas tells Meridius to back off and choose a different route. The General refuses and wipes dirt on his hands and prepares for battle. Leonidas pulls out his Dory Spear and hurls it at Meridius. The General lifts his Murmillo Shield and the spear bounces of the shield at an angle. Leonidas draws his Kopis Sword and places his Spartan Shield on his arm. He lunges at Maximus but misses his stab. Maximus draws his Gladius and swings the Spartan king but the Spartan shield absorbs the blow. Leonidas pushes his shield at Meridius and knocks him over. Leonidas draws in for the kill but Maximus kicks the king square in the chest and pushes Leonidas back. Meridius retreats and pulls his Pilum from the ground and hurls it at the Spartan. The Javelin goes right through the shield; Leonidas tries to pull it out the bent point of the spear renders his shield useless and he drops the spear in disgust. He picks up his Dory Spear and closes in on Maximus, who has acquired a Retiarius' Trident and stabs at the king. Leonidas dodges the Trident and stabs back at Maximus. The spear finds its mark but has only pierced Maximus' gladiatorial armor, not his flesh. Meridius breaks off the Dory Spear and draws his Spatha Sword and Emperor's Stiletto. He hacks and stabs at Leonidas. He cuts Leonidas' arm but does not sever it. The Spartan draws back in pain and draws his Kopis sword and slashes back at the General. The Roman is able to deflect the sword but it backlashes and cuts his leg. He falls to the ground in agony. Leonidas stands above him and draws an Uber-Immortal Blade and prepares to finish off his enemy. Meridius pulls out his concealed Stiletto and throws it at the King. The Stiletto goes right through Leonidas' armor and leaves a mortal wound. The Spartan shrugs it off and stabs Meridius through the chest with his Uber-Immortal Blade. Leonidas whispers to his enemy, "You were the best warrior I have ever faced," and walks away grasping on his mortal wound.
WINNER: KING LEONIDAS
The experts believed that even Maximus' skill and strength couldn't match up to that of Leonidas, a fully fledged spartan who began his rigorous training at age seven, and came out on top as the king of Sparta. His greater experience gave the Spartan king an edge as well.
The battle was declared invalid because Leonidas was given an Uber-Immortal's sword and Maximus a murmillo shield, trident, and spatha, weapons they never used.
Battle vs. Aragorn (by So-Pro Warrior)
"It was the second day of battle at Thermopylae pass. The second day of battle had just ended with the Spartans and their allies eradicating the thought to be Persian Immortals. Night had fallen as the Spartans and their allies rested from battle, eagerly awaiting whatever the Persians would throw at them the next day. However, from out of nowhere a strange fog bank had rolled in and covered all of the land between the pass and the Persian encampmant. Not wanting to risk a sneak attack from the Persian forces, Leonidas chose four of his men to travel with him into the fog to keep a lookout for Persian forces. Should a force come their way, Leonidas and his men would retreat back to the others and warn them of the coming attack so they would be ready. Leonidas and his men set out into the fog...however, something strange would happen to the great Spartan King and his men."
Leonidas and his men kept their wits about as they traveled thrrough the fog. Their Dory spears pointed forward and above their raised shields, keeping their eyes and ears open for the sight or sound of an advancing army. The five Spartans remained quiet so as to not draw attention or alert the enemy to their presence. As Leonidas took another step forward, the sound of leaves rustling under his sandle caught his attention as he looked down, what should've been only dirt and rocks underneath his feet were gone, now replaced with grass, dirt, and fallen and dried up leaves. The rest of his men soon noticed this as well as the fog mysteriously lifted...and the Spartans found themselves no longer on the coastal cliffs of Thermopylae, but in a forest as they were surrounded now by trees, bushes and a few stone structures in ruins.
"What sorcery is this?! Where are the cliffs? The ocean? The pass?" One of the Spartan soldiers questioned aloud.
"Is this the work of the Persian dogs?" Another one of the Spartans questioned.
"No. This is something else. Keep your wits about men." Leonidas says as the group continue their trek through the forest, trying to find out where they are.
In another part of Amon Hen.
Aragorn and four of his Gondor soldiers steadily rode their horses on the path through the forest. They were on their way back to Minas Tirith after Aragorn said his farewell to Elrond at Rivendell, Arwen was back at Minas Tirith keeping things in hand there while he was gone but Aragorn had made sure to give her farewell to her father as well. As he and his men continued to ride through the forest, Aragorn's felt something, his instincts were telling him danger was coming as he looked out into the forest hill of Amon Hen, the location where Boromir was slain by the Uruk-Hai Lurtz.
"My Lord, what is it?" The Gondor soldier behind him asked, having of noticed his King's attention drawn towards the forest.
"We are not alone in these woods." Aragorn says, his men hearing this tense up and keep on the lookout for whatever danger could be lurking in the forest.
Aragorn and his men are only able to get a few more feet, when Aragorn catches sight of spear flying right towards his face. Aragorn's reflexes kick in as he grabs the grip of his sword Anduril and unsheathes it, throwing his head back to dodge the spear which flies past in front of his face and swings his sword upwards, cutting the spear in half as the two parts fly to the ground. This attack though scares his horse which he is able to calm as his men go on alert and look for where the spear came from, Aragorn looks down the path where the spear came from and spots five men, all of them wearing strange helmets, wielding spears in their right hands and massive shields that cover most of their body in their left. The four Gondor soldiers spot the strangers and all dismount their horses, unsheathing their swords and getting their shields out as they stand in front of their king to protect him.
Leonidas and Aragorn stared towards each other, both of them just seeing the spirit of a warrior within them. Upon noticing Aragorn and his men, Leonidas decided to capture one of them and interrogate them on where they were so they could find out what was going on. He attempted to take out one of the men in silver armor, but the Javelin went a bit off course and almost striked the warrior that Leonidas wanted to capture since he looked like he would know something. "Spartans! Show no mercy to these men!" Leonidas ordered as his men let out their battle yell and pointed their spears forward.
"My lord, leave these men to us. Protect the King!" One of the Gondor men yelled as the four Gondor soldiers charged down the hill towards the Spartans who charged back at them with Leonidas watching them. One of the Gondor soldiers jumped down towards one of the Spartans who blocked him with his shield and tossed the soldier over him onto his back. The Spartan then turned around and quickly drove his spear into the throat of the Gondor soldier. A Gondor and Spartan soldier collide as the Gondor soldier swings his sword, only to be blocked by the Spartan's shield as the Spartan tries jabbing his spear into the face of the Gondor soldier, but the Gondor soldier is able to block the attack with his shield. The Gondor soldier is given an opening as he throws a kick into the Spartan's stomach, making the Spartan stumble back a few feet as he recovers and throws another jab at the Gondor soldier who dodges to his right and charges at the Spartan, slamming his shield into the Spartan's as the two push against each other to gain the upperhand, the Gondor soldier then raises his sword and swings it around the Spartan's shield into the side of his neck finally killing the Spartan.
Aragorn grabbed his bow and quiver of arrows from the side of his horse, a Gondor soldier knocked the tip of a Spartan's spear upwards and followed with a lunge towards the Spartan. The Spartan easily blocked the strike and slammed his shield into the Gondor soldiers face, sending him onto his back to the ground as he then raised his spear to finish the soldier off. Aragorn ran down the hill and spotting one of his men in trouble, quickly pulled out an arrow, pulled it back on the bow and released it, hitting the Spartan in his left eye as the Spartan warrior yelled out in pain, allowing the Gondor soldier to drive his sword into the stomach of the Spartan killing him as the body falls to the side. Another Spartan and Gondor soldier are dueling each other, the Spartan throws his spear towards the Gondor soldier who jumps to his right to avoid it, the Gondor soldier quickly swings his sword down cutting the tip of the spear off as the Spartan soldier rears it back and sees his weapon now useless. Tossing it aside the Gondor soldier charges and brings his sword down on the Spartan who brings his shield up to block the attack. Seeing his man in trouble, Leonidas quickly rushes up and bashes the Gondor soldier away from his man, following it up as he rushes over and drives his spear into the Gondor soldiers throat. Leonidas turns around and tosses his spear to his fellow Spartan as he takes out his Kopis to use. Aragorn pulls back and releases another arrow at another Spartan. The Spartan easily blocks the arrow his his shield as he then jumps forward and jabs his spear towards Aragorn who quickly twirls to his left to avoid it. Tossing his bow and arrows aside, Aragorn unsheathes Anduril as the Spartan rushes towards him again. The Spartan throws his spear at him again as Aragorn moves aside, Aragorn twists around the Spartan's shield to his side and swings his sword, decapitating the Spartan soldier whose head flies up into the air and lands right in front of Leonidas and his last Spartan soldier. Leonidas looks down to see his fallen Spartan's head as he then looks back up at Aragorn as his last two Gondor soldiers join alongside him. Aragorn sees the anger in the Spartan King's eyes, Leonidas and his last Spartan look at each other as Leonidas signals him with a head swing as the two Spartans begin to start running.
"After them." Aragorn says as he and his last two Gondor soldiers begin to give chase.
The Spartan King and his final soldier run through the forest of Amon Hen, Aragorn and his two Gondor soldiers just right behind them. The two run up a hill and arrive at the summit of Amon Hen, the Spartan soldier turns around and prepares for the arrival of Aragorn and his two Gondor soldiers as Leonidas runs up the ruin to the top. Aragorn and his men arrive as they stop in front of the soldier who swings his spear side to side to keep them back. Aragorn signals to both of his men to surround the Spartan as the two Gondor soldiers work their way around the soldier who keeps his wits about and continues to swing wildly. As the Spartan looks back at Aragorn, Aragorn has brought out his dagger and throws it right at the Spartan's face, the Spartan soldier unable to react in time as the dagger drives itself right between its eyes.
"No!!!" Leonidas yells in anger as he picks up the nearby Javelin he had placed there for backup purposes and throws it down at one of the Gondor soldiers who has his back turned, the Gondor soldier turns around as the javelin hits him in the chest, however due to the stronger metal of his armor the javelin is unable to penetrate, merely knocking him back a few feet as the Spartan King jumps down from the ruin. Landing on the ground the other Gondor soldier charges the Spartan King who knocks him away with his shield as the other Gondor soldier who has recovered charges at Leonidas who swings his Kopis upwwards and drives it right up the Gondor soldiers chin. Aragorn approaches Leonidas, having of picked up his Dagger as he now duel wields the two and prepares to engage Leonidas who gets ready as well. The two kings charge each other as Leonidas swings his Kopis, Aragorn blocking it as he attempts to get at Leonidas with his dagger but finds it blocked by the shield. Leonidas pushes Aragorn back who quickly regains himself as the Spartan King charges at him and swings his shield at him, Aragorn ducks under it and manages to plant his dagger into the leg of Leonidas, the Spartan king letting out a grunt of pain as he turns around at Aragorn. Leonidas doesn't show care in the fact that he has a dagger in his leg as he charges at the King of Gondor and swings his Kopis, Aragorn blocking it as Leonidas attempts to hit him with his shield which Aragorn jumps away from, barely managing to dodge it as it's mere inches away from his body. Aragorn attempts to strike Leonidas while he is open, the Spartan King however is able to quickly recover as he brings back his shield, hitting Aragorn from his side and sending him face forward to the ground. Leonidas jumps up and drives his Kopis down towards Aragorn, Aragorn however uses his position to his advantage and quickly rolls aside and drives Anduril upwards right into Leonidas's chest, the Kopis not even close to the ground.
Leonidas groans in pain and begins pushing himself down Anduril in an attempt to get at Aragorn, Aragorn lifts his right leg and kicks Leonidas back and off Anduril, allowing him to stand back up as Leonidas attempts to stab Aragorn who parries the attack and drives his sword right into Leonidas's stomach, the Spartan King gasping out of air as Aragorn pulls his sword out of Leonidas. Leonidas falls onto his knees before finally falling face forward. With the strange attacker and his men finally killed, Aragorn releases a sigh of relief as he walks over to his last Gondor soldier who has begun to regain consciousness, Aragorn helps his soldier to his feet and asks if he was alright which the Gondor soldier nods his head in response.
"My king? Leonidas!"
Leonidas's eyes darted open, he sat up and looked to his right to see Dilios kneeling beside him. "We just received word, we have been betrayed." Dilios says.
"What?" Leonidas questions as he looks around, the remainder of his men were all there.
"Are you alright?"
"Yes...yes I am. What a strange dream...and yet...it felt so real." Leonidas thinks in his head.
Winner: Aragorn II Elessar
While Leonidas's weapons combined with his massive and powerful Aspis shield was tough for Aragorn and his men to deal with, and while Leonidas had to go through much more brutal training then Aragorn did. In the end Aragorn wins this battle due to his better leadership abilities, better armor and weapons and far greater combat experience. Aragorn has been through much more then Leonidas has, always having the odds stacked against him and always managing to lead his friends and allies to victory and take out many enemies while doing so. In the end, the King of the Spartans, was no match for the King of Men.
The battle has been declared unfair for Leonidas due to Aragorn's superior technology.