Leonidas - This character is the protagonist and dominant character of the graphic novel. He is a perfect physical specimen and has dedicated his life to the unqualified pursuit of martial skill at arms. He generally appears armed and armored and wears a heavy bronze helmet with a jagged slash cut through one eye and a stiff horsehair plume on the top.
Stelios ('Stumblios') - This character is a young Spartan soldier, one of 300 men picked to defend the pass at the Hot Gates. He is named, unlike most of the other soldiers in the phalanx, and can be seen as a type of representative character.
Dilios - This character is an older Spartan soldier, one of 300 men picked to defend the pass at the Hot Gates. This character is a storyteller and regales the troops every evening with stories about Spartan courage, military prowess, and social...
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