||...Blissfully ignorant of the trap that awaits them. I pity them, really.
Laverton (Japanese: ラベルトン Laberthon) is a captain in Begnion's Imperial Occupation Army in Daein. He led the Begnion forces in control of Terin, in the Free State of Marado, during one of the first battles of Micaiah's Daein Liberation Army. His attempts to use the threat of killing hostages to force Micaiah to stand down backfired when this instead provoked Fiona, formerly an ally, to fight back to save her people.
Laverton is the boss of the second stage of Part 1 Chapter 6, and acts as the commander of the Occupying Army units in this chapter. The objective of the second stage is to defeat Laverton.
Personality and character
Laverton is a dishonest, unscrupulous coward, as not only was he willing to murder civilians if it meant convincing his enemies to lay down their arms, but once he got his way he was willing to kill the civilians anyway simply because he had no need for them. On the other hand, he quite vocally did not like being called on his dishonorable behavior by Micaiah, or her questioning about whether this was acceptable conduct for a Begnion knight. Even before she turned on him, he did not trust Fiona or her knights at all, as a result of how the Marado territory did not come to the aid of their own country during the Mad King's War.
||Y-you pretentious little fools. I’ll show you how insignificant you are! Witness Begnion’s might!
— Laverton, as the boss of Part 1 Chapter 6 in Radiant Dawn.
Against Micaiah in Part 1 Chapter 6
Micaiah: Making hostages of the helpless... Is that how knights of the great Begnion Empire operate?
Laverton: Shut up, shut up, shut up!
Against Fiona in Part 1 Chapter 6
Laverton: General Jarod will never, ever overlook this betrayal! Marado will be put to the torch, and your people will be put to the sword. You will rue this day!
Fiona: Empty threats! My fate lies in defending my country and my people. You don’t stand a chance against that kind of loyalty!
Against Volug in Part 1 Chapter 6
Laverton: Wh-what kind of monster are you?! A su-sub-human? B-but, there are no wolf sub-humans!
Laverton: Don’t just stand there! Say something, you vile beast!
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Romanized as LABERTHON in his internal file name.
- ↑ "Laverton: Hornet hairs! At this rate they’ll breach our lines before we can stop them. I have no choice. You! Bring out the prisoners!
Boy: I’m sc-scared! Please don’t hurt me.
Fiona: Lord Laverton, exactly what are you planning to do?!
Laverton: This so-called Liberation Army is forcing me to sacrifice this boy!
Laverton: Fight, and these people will be executed right now! Surrender, and they will be spared.
Micaiah: ...Everyone, throw down your weapons.
Sothe: You have a feeling, don’t you? Got it. We’ll follow your instinct.
Laverton: Ha ha ha ha ha... A wise choice, girl! Well, no more need for these prisoners, is there? Kill them all!
Fiona: No!" — Laverton, a boy, Fiona, Micaiah, and Sothe, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ "Micaiah: Making hostages of the helpless... Is that how knights of the great Begnion Empire operate?
Laverton: Shut up, shut up, shut up!" — Micaiah and Laverton, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ "Fiona: I’ll have nothing to do with you and your monstrous tactics!
Laverton: So, you betray us after all. Marado has never been known for holding its faith. You’ll die like the rest!" — Fiona and Laverton, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
||This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.