I think Ashur is one of the most interesting characters in Spartacus.
Like everyone else he is forced into the world of a Gladiator and is trying to survive like everyone else, but in his own way. It seems like all he wanted was acceptance, and when he was denied that by one group, he searches for another only to be shot down because he is associated with a group that doesn’t even embrace him. He is a loner looking for a home and he is going about doing so in the only ways he knows how.
I think he is a wonderfully complex character. One that has you rolling your eyes and screaming at the tv, but wonderful. First time I watched Spartacus: Blood and Sand, I hated his guts. But after rewatching both Blood and Sand and Gods of the Arena, I’ve come to sympathize him. I am definitely excited to see what he’s up to in Vengeance. Shit will go down… Ashur style.