"if i were you, i'd keep a safe distance." -daniel samuels.
|First Encounter||Season 1 Episode 19: The Flood.|
gladiators are wretches with an extra set of arms, wearing heavy armor, and incredibly strong. technically, they can duel wield large dark energy swords.
as gladiators wear heavy armor, killing them would be impossible. however, they can be shot in the back, similar to the rake. UNSC forces can only kill gladiators if absolutely necessary, as they tend to have aggression. due to being able to duel wield swords, UNSC officially targets the gladiators first. unlike the general, the gladiator is a natural leader for the dark energy empire.
on death, they will convert into blood pools and vaporize, simply to evade capture. how this occurs is unknown.