PUBLISHED: 22:08, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:08, Wed, Oct 28, 2020
Barbarians is a new Netflix series recounting the Battle of Teutoburg Forest - a pivotal battle between Germanic tribes and the Romans. The series, which is predominantly in German, follows Arminius (played by Laurence Rupp), the chief of a Germanic tribe who had experience with Roman battle tactics, and his victory. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about what happened at the end of Barbarians.
In the final episode of the series, which tells the real-life story of the conflict between the Germanic Tribes and Roman invaders, Segestes (Bernhard Schütz) realised Arminius was planning on deceiving the Roman army and trapping them.
Segestes was the leader of the Cherusci tribe and was the father of Thusnelda (Jeanne Goursaud), who ended up marrying Arminius.
Arminius was taken from his tribe as a child and was raised by Varus (Gaetano Aronica), the Roman leader, and he was torn between supporting both sides.
His ultimate fate was to side with the Barbarians after he realised the terrible things the Romans had in store for the Germanic tribes, and he wanted to finally be free from his adopted father's suffocation.
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Varus' death is foreshadowed in the series when he told Arminius a man could choose his own end. During the battle he chose to take his own life and, like many of the Roman soldiers in the real-life battle, he drove his own sword through his chest as an act of dignity.
His demise in the series stayed true to real-life events, as the real Varus did in fact take his own life when he realised his side had lost the battle.
Speaking of the character's death, one fan said on Twitter: "Watched the Barbarians, and the scene where Varus finally realises that Arminius did actually betray him and seeing the battle is lost goes ahead and commits suicide is... the best acting I've seen in a while, the way they set up the betrayal, the love Varus had for his adopted son, and the internal conflict Arminius felt.
"Also seems like an archetype, a kid taken early in life that comes back and saves his people, like Moses. We will