Artafernes, Artamesia's second in command of the Persian Navy. He is seen at her side in various occasions and tries his hardest to prove himself worthy of his rank. From commanding battles, to finding other Generals, such as General Bandari, to lead certain attacks on the Athenian war vessels. Toward the end of the movie we can see Artafernes standing, once more, beside Artamesia as she makes her final speech to her Navy. His later fate is unknown but it is likely he perished at the battle of Salamis once the Spartans and Arcadian's arrived.