Adam Ruins Everything - The Roman Gladiatorial Rule Book | truTV

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    Roman Gladiators are known for fighting to the death, but Adam shares that killing your opponent was actually against the rules.
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Doominator32
Doominator32

For all the debunking this show covers, they couldn’t get the thumb signals right

12 days ago
Saffana Siddiqui
Saffana Siddiqui

Hahahaha XD that's the MMA matches now .

27 days ago
Captain Qwaz Caz
Captain Qwaz Caz

2:06 *Taps him and he dies*

Month ago
Chibi Blaziken
Chibi Blaziken

soooo.. wrestling with swords lions and shields? I KNEW IT

2 months ago
Star Cherry
Star Cherry

LOL they had umpires

2 months ago
Soviet Spud
Soviet Spud

is the narrater the voice acter of jerry from rick and morty

2 months ago
Awesome Advanced
Awesome Advanced

adam is a furry lol

3 months ago
Nymphe Echo
Nymphe Echo

I love this show! Made me understand the world so much better.

3 months ago
Evan James
Evan James

So pretty much acient mox of boxing and wresling

3 months ago
sky delos santos
sky delos santos

Adam looks cute as a lion

3 months ago
Rosalie Stevenson
Rosalie Stevenson

Yeah, the bloodsports were the beast shows.

3 months ago
Colva Moon
Colva Moon

Fun fact: the whole thumbs thing is reversed. Thumbs down meant keep him on earth, while up meant send him to the afterlife.

3 months ago
Karen Sussman
Karen Sussman

If you want to expose the truth the story has to make sense and I think I know what doesn’t make sense in this story. (What would be the point in fighting if you couldn’t Kill your opponent)

3 months ago
Fallout Fan boy
Fallout Fan boy

Soo it was WWE back then

4 months ago
Jonathan Sl
Jonathan Sl

Well one in ten sounds like a pretty high number.

4 months ago
TheInvader412
TheInvader412

So basically like wrestling with weapons?

4 months ago
Michaël Lessard
Michaël Lessard

Interesting... thanks.

4 months ago
創造的なK REAL [yes it is]
創造的なK REAL [yes it is]

who knew *gladiators* were more fair than *we* are in competitions.

4 months ago
chilango morenezo
chilango morenezo

Hey Adam can u ruin boxing history and bareknuckle fights

4 months ago
raging eagle
raging eagle

This is fake

4 months ago
John Doe
John Doe

I wonder where the myth came from

4 months ago
Racecarlock
Racecarlock

Here I thought gladiator fights were more intense because of the possible death, but it turns out that the UFC and boxing and even pro wrestling to a degree (at least on the scripts for pro wrestling) are exactly like roman gladiator fights! Amazing.

5 months ago
bastermaboy
bastermaboy

As usual, Adam lies (and doesn’t check every source) to suit his interests. The colosseum was brutal. Hundreds to thousands of animals would die everyday there just for the crowds sadistic pleasures. Entire species and subspecies went extinct (species of lions, bears, rhinos) because the Romans wanted to see one animal fight another. 10,000 men fought in Trajans games and you can bet at the very least half didn’t survive due to death or infected (non-fatal) wounds.

5 months ago
Robert Harris
Robert Harris

What to learn about the romans. EVERYTHING had rules.

5 months ago
Jake Hildebrand
Jake Hildebrand

Apparently, adam has never learned about roman history. Gladiators were prisoners of war. (most of them from Greece) Seriously, just ask a historian.

5 months ago
AkaiAzul
AkaiAzul

So, lions...were used, not used? Often?

5 months ago
Tygetared
Tygetared

Is that Jerry?

5 months ago
Biodeamon
Biodeamon

honestly they would've run out stock real fast at that rate if people killed eachother

5 months ago
tylern00
tylern00

This video could be a little misleading. Arenas were filled with death. They would do things like pit bears against lions and fight mock battles; anything to entertain the blood lust of the crowds. Professional gladiators may have their lives preserved, but that didn't extend to the others that were forced into the arena.

5 months ago
Jennifer Jiang
Jennifer Jiang

Adam the emperors thumb is not correct. Thumbs up means death. Thumbs down is Alive

5 months ago
Mew Mew Gachamation
Mew Mew Gachamation

Is water wet?

5 months ago
Scott Dean
Scott Dean

throws net Maximus Decimus Meridius- Are you not entertained! Someone in crowd... Not really no

5 months ago
Jackson Gibbs
Jackson Gibbs

JERRY!

5 months ago
Brainstormer623
Brainstormer623

Just when I think Adam couldn’t get any better, he starts saying puns.

6 months ago
Raven Dower
Raven Dower

So..... They invented wrestling? :D

6 months ago
TheCyborgCast
TheCyborgCast

Training and feeding the gladiator cost money, killing them is like removing assets.

6 months ago
Reality0
Reality0

Is that Jerry from Rick and Morty doing the opening? WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!

6 months ago
Michael Harto
Michael Harto

THE COLLISEUM WAS AN ANCIENT MMA RING!!!!

6 months ago
Y Liang
Y Liang

I weirdly like this cartoonized version of history. It's super safe and tame but for some reason it's kind of funny in it's internal consistency.

6 months ago
OmegaBlack2609
OmegaBlack2609

Check it out; he's Adam Lyon! Lol

6 months ago
APG19912009
APG19912009

So maybe this is where fencing came from? Lol as traditional fencing is that you sword fight till someone draws blood from their opponents torso.

6 months ago
Jonthan Kent
Jonthan Kent

Sooo... Gladiators were the pro-wrestlers of ancient Rome.

6 months ago
The One Thing
The One Thing

*_P U N S !_*

6 months ago
1340
1340

this is very innacurate

6 months ago
Hudman656 gamming
Hudman656 gamming

Actually the crowd would decide if he died and a thumb down was a good thing

6 months ago
CWBird12
CWBird12

I also heard that they were slaves and decided to be gladiators which was an actual option.

6 months ago
some random guy
some random guy

Thanks for showing me the truth.

6 months ago
TheTrueHappy
TheTrueHappy

Today I learned that Roman gladiators had more restraint and training than modern American police officers.

6 months ago
Ethan Steel
Ethan Steel

TheTrueHappy Well to be fair. It seems gladiators didn't have people constantly trying to kill them like the police do.

6 months ago
Googly Moogly
Googly Moogly

I love the animation and Adam looks adorable XD

6 months ago
Yumisall Allisyum
Yumisall Allisyum

wasn't this already posted before on collegehumor

6 months ago
Timothy Gagen
Timothy Gagen

Who’s the new voice actor I’ve heard him before but I can’t put a face on it

6 months ago
yeti
yeti

furry adam

6 months ago
Artsy_Batsy
Artsy_Batsy

Romans with British accents 😂

6 months ago
Ryan Cozy is
Ryan Cozy is

So Gladiators fought with honor. They an'it so bad or brutal at all in fact that doesn't really ruin anything for me it actually makes it a little better.

6 months ago
Bryan Richard
Bryan Richard

Yeah Cyril, read a book once!

6 months ago
XxGR3YW01FxX
XxGR3YW01FxX

Wait what? Gladiators didn't have no killing rules it was blood sports. The reason why most matches didn't end in death isn't because it was "against the rules" it was because losing a fighter would mean the Emperor would have to incurr more time and resources to seek more men to gather, train, and equip to replace a gladiator killed in battle. As a result, emperors were more merciful to fallen fighters and would often give them another chance to fight and earn redemption and more importantly to save money and time. They were very lucrative sporting events, gladiators who won multiple matches would become celebrities which would attract even more people to watch their favorite fighter, and they were bloody but mostly merciful....mostly.

6 months ago
Clarissees Pieces
Clarissees Pieces

AHHHH CUTE LION ADAM

6 months ago
Papa Stalin The Great
Papa Stalin The Great

i knew about 4/5 of these facts already. come on adam.

6 months ago
Kingdomall
Kingdomall

Adam looks great as a lion

6 months ago
beta wave
beta wave

Wrong! The real rules are if you switch your hand backwards then do the marcerina three times then slap your thcc legs 8 times. Then use the hula hope while juggling fruit. After that Run from one end of the world to the other and say the alphabet backwards. you spare the gladiator and get a 60% off coupon on McDonald's.

6 months ago
Kingslayer513
Kingslayer513

This guy is such a tool. Also I've looked into the sources he's used in past content, and quite a few times it was clear that he took things out of context or flat out misconstrued what the sources were concluding. The other annoying thing he does is provide sources that are just shoddy second hand reporting of primary literature. Just link the primary research in the first place, why bother linking some other person's (often wrong) interpretation of the primary literature? It's all just very dishonest.

6 months ago
Benawesome BW
Benawesome BW

He has a team of researchers, he is just the host. Not everything is going to be right.

6 months ago
Adian Johnson
Adian Johnson

Adam's fursona ruins everything

6 months ago
KingCrowBro
KingCrowBro

As crazy and disturbed as this is gonna make me sound... I prefer the Blood Sport version.

6 months ago
John Abbate
John Abbate

Anyone remember the game Gladius? No? Just me... ok.

6 months ago
Tom Evans
Tom Evans

One in ten matches ending in a death, is NOT exactly "tame."

6 months ago
Matthew Belo
Matthew Belo

This is very misleading. A gladiatorial match between a gladiator and a slave or criminal would have always ended in death, and i’m sure the mortality was much higher considering death from infection was a large problem, even for professional gladiators. However, it is true that in matches of gladiator vs gladiator, the object of the match was to subdue rather than kill your enemy. But in the scenario provided in the video (P.O.W. vs. professional gladiator), the gladiator would be given an immense advantage over his/her (yes her) opponent in the form of better weapons, armour, and training... the result of such a scenario was almost always the death of the prisoner. The intent of these games was to entertain, and Roman people saw a gladiatorial tournament without a death as a waste of time.

6 months ago
Crappy Animations
Crappy Animations

Adam do one on how Edison didn’t really create a lot of his things that he said he created

6 months ago
TheGaminGuy 913
TheGaminGuy 913

Gladiator: *Knocks opponent down, *looks to me Me (Emperor): 👌 "HA HA YA LOOKED" Crowd; XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

6 months ago
HYBRID REPTILIAN
HYBRID REPTILIAN

Is Jerry Smith narrating? Aka Chris Parnell

6 months ago
the Don of Creativity
the Don of Creativity

So basically Gladiator Fights inspired Pro Wrestling... good to know

6 months ago
agbuya1
agbuya1

Oh if that's the case then i would totally watch that if i was there

6 months ago
Samuel Matheson
Samuel Matheson

Your show would be way more popular if you told the fake story, kek

6 months ago
Ben Hinman
Ben Hinman

Think about how much business football teams would get if they constantly lost good players to death and constantly had to train new players to replace them. Thats just a waste of money

6 months ago
MirMesh
MirMesh

This is only in Rome though, they would kill if they were Egyptian for example in Cyrene

6 months ago
angel deleon
angel deleon

This version sound s like wrestling with weapons wich they can actually die from

6 months ago
Popular Culture Inc.
Popular Culture Inc.

It sounds like every sport

6 months ago
ZECTCustomUnit
ZECTCustomUnit

Good to know combat sports still remained the same

6 months ago
Soup can
Soup can

I have no idea why but Adam seems like No one sat with him at lunch

6 months ago
DE Sherman
DE Sherman

Well that's a big disappointment to my inner Caligula.

6 months ago
Old ass otaku
Old ass otaku

Can y'all use more primary sources instead of articles that are from year 2000 and above?

6 months ago
Lucas Risvig
Lucas Risvig

sources: dude trust me

6 months ago
Anray McNeil
Anray McNeil

KING ADAM! Adam IS A LION

6 months ago
brap p
brap p

What adam is saying is completely wrong, the proffesional gladiators would most likely not be killed but the prisoners of war and the criminals that they needed to ditch did get killed and even if they were not killed in battle the romans organised an excecution to excecute all men who were not killed in battle.

6 months ago
Wolf
Wolf

It wasn't illegal to kill your opponent it's just that if you did kill him your master has to pay for the slave who died and the slaves family living expense, and who the hell would want to do that

6 months ago
alex coitus
alex coitus

Adam ruins Adam with history

6 months ago
Blah
Blah

I thought most of this was common knowledge...

6 months ago
SleepDa Mouse
SleepDa Mouse

Hey guys, gladiators had rules! Who knew? Besides almost everyone. Rome was well known as a very civilized society, what happened?

6 months ago
castro sherwood
castro sherwood

So what are Adam's sources? Why aren't there links or such?

6 months ago
saxbend
saxbend

Not to mention that if a signal was given to kill a gladiator it would have been thumbs up, not thumbs down.

6 months ago
SPARTAN GHOST98
SPARTAN GHOST98

The gladiator movie was stupid is what he saying

6 months ago
darekpage
darekpage

The narrator sounds like jerry smith from rick and morty

6 months ago
Zanar Naryon
Zanar Naryon

Well, I did not know that

6 months ago
XxSWAGGERxX
XxSWAGGERxX

Can we have this back please?

6 months ago
cheezit god
cheezit god

Adam animated and real life is a well groomed neckbeard.

6 months ago
Χρήστος Γκορτζής
Χρήστος Γκορτζής

Interesting can you show my some document that says that?

6 months ago
Canadien Dragons
Canadien Dragons

You forgot to mention a few things: Not all gladiators were slaves, some were doing it for fun as a job. They would sometimes do the vote they said but with thumb up to keep your sord out and fight or thumb in the hand to say put your sword away. And I am not sure that what you said was very accurate maby you should look it up again

6 months ago
Wiliana Tan
Wiliana Tan

I won glatiator kill there a pont

6 months ago
Shayaan Khusro
Shayaan Khusro

Finally! A ruin!

6 months ago
Edgar Smittenheighnjenkson
Edgar Smittenheighnjenkson

Lame.

6 months ago
darexinfinity
darexinfinity

I miss when they traced back the origin of their misconceptions, seems like Adam is ruining Adam ruins Everything

6 months ago

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