- Your Mileage May Vary, but before he kicks the messenger into the pit, Leonidas looks to his wife for a sign. She nods, approving what he is about to do. It may not seem like much, but think about it. This is a great, barbaric king, and quite possibly the scariest man in the world...and he looks to his wife for approval. This troper can't help but smile a little there, despite what the movie is about.
- This interaction between Leonidas and Gorgo. So much unsaid, but understood by both.
- After the death of Astinos, Leonidas come to Captain Artemis and says "My heart is broken for your loss." In the midst of the fighting, Leonidas lowers his walls a little to tell his friend that he is sorry for his son's death.