Lucius is the eldest of Titus’s living sons, a strong soldier and a popular man.
As uncompromising as his father, Lucius insists on sacrificing a Goth prisoner for his brothers’ funeral. He refuses to accept that his sister Lavinia be taken from her fiancé Bassianus and given to the new Emperor, Saturninus, instead. Hot-headed and quick to act on what he perceives is right, he attempts to save his two brothers Quintus and Marius from execution, leading to his banishment. He is a widower with a son of his own, Young Lucius. He is able to convince the Goths to accept him and leader despite being the son of their greatest enemy and to follow him in a war against their former Queen, Tamora. Named Emperor by the people after the final slaughter, he proves not to be a forgiving man.