Actually from the beginning as a d&d 5e Gladiator Background you had gained some fame or the infamy too but they gained by participating in the sport of the armed combat and it has pitted in a battle which is obviously opposite to other gladiators, wild animals and even the magical beasts which are always being for the sake of enjoyment purpose of the masses.
Very few times these battles were preceded by many of the competitions of a martial skill like a archery contests, chariot or foot races by some of the dangerous obstacle courses. Even though the gladiatorial combats might have been held in some of the public arenas which are sponsored either by ruler or by government. or it could even be clandestine and also held the underground in any of the secret clubs and of course it almost profitable for criminal organization.
By the way, by chance or against your will you become a gladiator it always happens after being either captured or sold into the slavery. You might be a criminal condemned for the arena as a punishment those who have been succeeded despite the odds.
In many of the societies, the gladiatorial combat would be a brutal, to a death sport. But, no matter, in most of the enlightened places, it might no more than a mock-combat and also choreographed to look real at the time of posting the tiny danger to its participants, even though if it has been fighting is staged, almost all gladiators would be known and even the people those who sponsor fights, by most of the spectators by an unaware true nature of the “sport”.
From arena you have retire at any time so after that retirement from arena you will become an adventurer and of course either winning your freedom or else you might be one of an active gladiators and even traveling the world for being able to proven yourself in any of the public combat which is highly against to the warriors across the land.
Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Performance
Tool Proficiencies: Disguise kit, Vehicles (land)
Equipment: A costume, a trinket (such as a title belt, ornate sash, badge, or trophy) from a gladiatorial competition that you won, an unusual weapon (such as a net, scimitar, or trident), and a purse containing 15 gp.
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Basically, these gladiators might play their special character in their arena but of course when it comes to their true personality maybe much more different than a character. Even though at the point of boasting these were outspoken. But most of the fans who supports you they may shower you with gifts and even provide some food, and any of the places to sleep too. But at an ending point you would likely to be a challenged by some of the opportunists those who hopes to be famous themselves in this society by defeating you in any manner.
|A foe that i once humiliated in the arena has swam vengeance against me (or vise versa)
|I have sworn to oppose to oppose the person, organization, or government that forced me into the gladiatorial life.
|I have owed to protect the family of a fellow gladiator that i once fought with.
|I escaped from gladiatorial service and are now pursued relentlessly by my old masters.
|I have visions of my brutal death, and live to undo the prophecy.
|Though i has no choice, i lament having to leave my loved one(s) behind. I hope to see them again one day.
|I will always make for the most dangerous foe.
|I want to be famous, whatever it takes.
|Freedom: Now that I have gained my independence, I will never submit again.
|Championship: I turn everything I do into a competition and I always strive to win.
|Exaltation: The roar of the crowd chanting my name is all I need to be reinvigorated.(Good)
|Greed: I'm only in it for the money and fame. (Evil)
|Camaraderie: I treasure the friendship and fraternity of my fellow gladiators above all else. (Lawful)
|Anonymity: I have grown tired of fame and fighting and wish now to put my past behind me. (Neutral)
|Friendship: Material goods come and go. Bonds of friendship last forever. (Good)
|Ambition: History remembers the great, and i want to be remembered. (Any)
|I have become so immersed in your gladiatorial persona that I now have a hard time separating yourself from it.
|I can be short-sighted and myopic, pursuing a single goal tenaciously, while overlooking other peripheral matters.
|I have a tendency to be unintentionally insulting or boastful.
|I sometimes overestimate my abilities due to years of theatrically manufactured success.
|I feel like a fraud and fear that your fans will discover that most of my victories were fixed.
|I have a hard time trusting people, feeling that everyone is always trying to use you in some way.
|I will do anything to win fame and renown.
|I'm horribly jealous of anyone who outshines my performance in combat
|I strongly dislike one type of wild beasts (bears, wolves, lions, etc) that i once faced in combat.
|I try to infuse my actions with a theatrical flourish, but will never admit that my showmanship is anything but genuine.
|I only ever speak about myself in the third person.
|I have a short catch phrase which i try to use in battle (and sometimes
|I insist that others always (or never) call me by my ring name and will correct them whenever they do otherwise.
|I pretend to be from a foreign land even though i actually grew up nearby (or vice versa).
|I often use large, important sounding words when speaking, even if i do not always know what the words actually mean.
|I am prone to telling stories of my past arena combats, even to people who have heard the same stories many times before.
|I love a good insult, even one directed at me.
|I get bitter if i'm not the center of attention.
|I give combat pointers to nearly everyone i meet.
|I'm confident in my own abilities and do what i can to install confidence in others
Feature: Ring Name
In this feature your skill as a d&d 5e Gladiator Background had brought your fame (or it could be infamy) but of course you popularly known as by a ring name- moniker which protects your identity. It could be a fictional first name and it could also been a surname, a nickname (“jumbo joe”) or it could even be a descriptive title (“The Brutal Barbarian”).
By many wonderful gladiators this name has been developed into the full-blown stage persona, it includes the gimmicks and even exaggerated quirks too which are making their performance by an exciting way and even more memorably. You always encouraged to being worked by your dungeon master for being flesh out the details of this persona.
Of course the ring has been functioning powerfully from the beginning like a second identity, you might not recognized as well while by wearing normal clothing and even traveling under your personal name, but of course many of the people who are far and wide they definitely will recognize you and mostly treat you according to while you’re wearing the costumes of your’s and called by one of your stage names.