Marcus Aurelius: Shh, Commodus.
Commodus: All I’ve ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
Marcus Aurelius: Commodus…
[he kneels in front of him]
Marcus Aurelius: …your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come…
[holds his arms out to Commodus and they embrace, Commodus begins to cry]
Commodus: Father. I would have butchered the whole world…if you would only love me!
[Commodus begins to asphyxiate Marcus whilst embracing him]”
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