Quintus Batiatus (John Hannah)
John Hannah was spectacular as the lanista not to be trifled with during the first season. As a lanista, Batiatus owns and runs the ludus or gladiator school and everyone within its walls. He is also a noble man in the city of Capua. During "Gods of the Arena ... more," we'll see a younger Batiatus who is running things at the ludus but has yet to gain power from his frail father, Titus. Just like during the first season, we'll no doubt see Batiatus' patented scheming and skeevy-ness, especially when he's paired with his wife, Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). And the fact that his father is standing in his way of gaining complete control will no doubt lead to some Shakespearian-like tragedy before the season is done. After last season's bloody finale, we thought we had seen the last of Hannah, so seeing him back in the arena makes us overjoyed.