The Gladiator (harvested from: Anacletos) was an Animi Avatar used by Abstergo Industries for the second stage of the Animi Training Program, used to train their recruits. He was unlocked through a system update, and wielded a spatha as his specialty weapon, which was a Roman cavalry sword.
The Gladiator had several unique moves:
(Low Profile, Front)
Carefully approaching his target from the front, the Gladiator unsheathes his spatha and, before his victim can react, brutally smashes the sword's hilt against their face. Caught off-balance, they can only cry out in surprise when the spatha is driven into their stomach, killing them. The Gladiator then roughly shoves them off the blade, watching his dead victim fall to the ground as he sheathes his weapon.
(Low Profile, Back)
Nearing his target from behind, the Gladiator unsheathes his sword, before suddenly slashing them across the back of their legs, causing them to drop to their knees. He then follows through with his attack by wedging his spatha into the right of his victim's waist, before pushing them off with his foot and leaving them bleeding to death.
(High Profile, Front)
Rushing up to his target, the Gladiator savagely grasps their throat and squeezes cruelly. He then lifts his victim off the floor and unsheathes his spatha, before sweeping their legs from under them and dropping them on the floor. Raising his sword, the Gladiator viciously slashes his sword down, cutting their stomach open and leaving them for dead.
(High Profile, Back)
Forgoing a stealthy approach, the Gladiator runs up behind his target and withdraws his spatha from his belt. Wielding his sword one-handedly, he skilfully swings it into his victim's leg, slashing a deep wound that unbalances them slightly and causes them to turn in agony, as the Gladiator fluidly spins beside them to build up momentum. Once he fully rotates himself, he savagely chops his spatha into their face, sending them hurtling sideways to their death as he sheathes his sword.
Grabbing his seated target's foot, the Gladiator drags them off the bench until their head rests against it. Before his victim can do anything to defend themselves, he forcefully kicks them in the face, violently sending their head backwards and breaking his target's neck on the bench behind them.
With his target in sight, the Gladiator leaps from above and draws his spatha in mid-air. While his target looks up and spots him, they are unable to stop the Gladiator crashing down on top of them, as gravity aids his heavy armor. With his sword, he stabs his victim's chest deeply, impaling their heart and killing them instantly. From there, the Gladiator stands up and sheathes his sword away, leaving his target dead.
- "No challenge!"
- "Meet your doom!"
- "Too easy!"
- "Draw your weapon!"
- "Thumbs down!"
- "Can you not fight?"
- "You are nothing!"
The Gladiator could be customized in many different ways:
- Basic: Crimson red.
- Extra 1: Purple.
- Extra 2: Royal blue.
- Head 1: An average gladiator helmet with a multi-holed visor and colorful crest.
- Head 2: A gladiator helmet with spikes protruding from the sides and a regular visor.
- Head 3: A helmet with the face of Jupiter as the face plate and a large white crest.
- Chest 1: An embellished breastplate, with a small Templar cross at the center, combined with a bulky left shoulder guard.
- Chest 2: Plain strapped breastplate with feathered spaulders.
- Chest 3: A beastplate embellished with a wing design, complemented by a thick belt and bulky, intricately detailed feathered spaulders.
- Arms 1: Plain sleeves and decorated navy vambraces.
- Arms 2: Sleeves with chains tightened around them and bulkier decorated navy vambraces.
- Arms 3: Chainmail worn under more form-fitting, decorated red vambraces.
- Legs 1: Striped pants, worn from use, and embellished greaves over plain boots.
- Legs 2: Plain pants and slightly longer embellished greaves, with matching boots.
- Legs 3: Plain pants and metal greaves over plain boots.
- Belt 1: A feathered belt, with three strips of cloth hanging down the front.
- Belt 2: A sizable lionhead buckle, with a larger piece of cloth hanging down the front.
- Belt 3: A feathered belt, with a single piece of white cloth hanging down the front.
- Accessory 1: A large silk cape, with faded patterns due to wear.
- Accessory 2: A smaller silk cape that splits down the middle, with decorative designs at the edges.
- Accessory 3: A clean large silk cape.
- Long Sword: Primary.
- Sledge Hammer: Secondary.
- Small Axe: Secondary.
- Hidden Blade: A two-hinge, folding Hidden Blade attached to the wrist.
- Pike: A small pike dagger attached to the back of the belt.
- Small Katar: A small katar, similar to a push dagger, attached to the back of the belt.
- There is a multiplayer achievement called "The Juggernaut" in Revelations for performing three kills using the Charge ability as the Gladiator, only available to those who have downloaded The Ancestors Character Pack.
- The attire of the Gladiator resembles that of a Papal Guard.
- All items available for customizing the Gladiator were included within the downloadable content for him, and as such, do not need to be unlocked via progression in the Animi Training Program.
- The Gladiator shares his High Profile, Back animation with the Count, and his High Profile, Front kill move with a basic mace animation.