Scene I. A house in Rome.
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus, seated at a table
These many, then, shall die; their names are prick’d.
Your brother too must die; consent you, Lepidus?
I do consent—
Prick him down, Antony.
Upon condition Publius shall not live,
Who is your sister’s son, Mark Antony.
He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.
They just didn't go in for the "Lepidus II; this time it's personal" kind of stuff. If anything, there wouldn't have been all this fuss in Gladiator about Maximus' wife and kids because she would simply have remarried to someone on the winning side as soon as the question came up.
and I remember having a hard time to persuade friends that The Wild Bunch werenm't persecuted for no reason, that, for example, Crazy Lee killed the hostages --despite a good tag line -
Hey, stop. (shooting two times)
Feathers flew like a turkey!
Well, they shouldn't have run.
- because people get reclassified into heroes or villains, and heroes can't have done certain things. And this Christmas I was the only one of a Barrie-loving family who remembered the line from Peter Pan about Peter having to thin out the Lost Boys from time to time...