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Were not always killed
Some gladiators were trained to injure their aponent so they could not hurt their "Brothers In arms"
The Gladiator Games was probably at first called the funeral games. The first recorded gladiator game was fought to the death.
Gladiator games turned war into a game, it was an atmosphere of violence in a time of peace, and made arguments between the rulers and the ruled.
Might be spared
If the losing aponent put up a good fight then the crowd might try to save his life, and if they don't then he will be slaughtered.