After three days of fighting and killing more than 20,000 Persians, all Spartans are killed. As a final act of defiance, Leonidas bows to Xerxes just before throwing a spear at him, which narrowly misses Xerxes's head and cuts his face, saluting his queen before thousands of arrows rain down on him. Queen Gorgo stabs and kills Theron in revenge for rape and exposes him as a traitor. Dilios (the one-eyed Spartan) leads 30,000 Greeks against 40,000 Persians in a final battle for Leonidas.
Continuity mistake: When Leonidas, and presumably all the other Spartans, use their spears to clear their shields of arrows after the arrow shower from Persian archers, the tips of the arrows are still visibly left on all their shields. In the next shot, when the Spartans regroup for the Persian cavalry charge, the arrow tips are gone. (Granted, this is a highly stylized movie based on a comic book, but that does not change the fact that this is a continuity error.)
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