thanks DYBAD for the comment :)
To be honest, I didn't really intend to have her backstory include rape originally, but my collaberation partner decided that adding the rape in would add depth to the character.
I was going for realism with this character so I decided to draw on something that would easy to do.
I personally see Heromania as something that would be a mix of Hunger Games, Sword Art Online and Btooom! with a pinch Suicide Squad added to the mix.
The Romans are notorious for the gladiator matches in the Roman coliseum, so I decided that I should make somthing similar to it for realism.