Yup. Not Sparta. Those guys had it lucky in fact... there were 300 of them. Here there's just one (incredible) Roach up against the uncountable hordes of missing character symbols (like this bugger - ) that converting to UTF-8 has thrown up.

If that made no sense, fear not! The details of this epic battle shall be revealed soon... till then, ladies, feast your eyes upon the Roach's (incredible) rippling 6 pack!