||Fools! Can't you see that you're outnumbered?! You have sided with the laguz and betrayed the empire! The senate will be happy to see the likes of you dead and buried!
Lombroso (Japanese: ロンブローゾ Lombroso) is a Begnion army commander who fought in the war between the Laguz Alliance and Begnion. After Zelgius's defeat of Skrimir and the cease-fire between Begnion and the Alliance, he defied Zelgius's orders with the authorization of a senator and led an attack on Castle Seliora, where Ike and the Greil Mercenaries were staying, in an attempt to destroy the laguz and earn the war outcome that the Begnion Senate desired.
Lombroso is the boss of Part 3 Chapter 5 and acts as the commander of the Imperial Army units in this chapter. As the chapter is a defense chapter, Lombroso's defeat is optional, but defeating him will immediately end the chapter.
Personality and character
Like many of the senators he served, Lombroso saw the war with the Laguz Alliance as an opportunity to drive the "sub-humans" to extinction and was disappointed with how Zelgius's victory over Skrimir prevented that. He had very little respect for Zelgius, describing him as a "sanctimonious has-been". He readily pointed out to a senator, who outranked Zelgius, that he could ignore Zelgius's commands and authorize Lombroso to attack the laguz anyway. He believed that sheer numbers were enough to win a battle and had no real respect for strategy or skill.
||The outcome of a battle depends solely on the number of troops in the field! Tactics and skill are nothing in the face of sheer numbers! Wait, are you laughing at me? Gah! Die, you insolent cur!
— Lombroso, as the boss of Part 3 Chapter 5 in Radiant Dawn.
Against Ike in Part 3 Chapter 5
Lombroso: Hmph, pathetic. Your tiny band of outlaws doesn’t stand a chance before out might. We have more troops on the way. The onslaught will not stop until every last one of you lies dead!
Ike: Are you really the best Begnion could send?
Lombroso: What?! How dare you take that tone with me!
Ike: Or did they send you at all? Does General Zelgius know about this little excursion?
Lombroso: I don’t take orders from that sanctimonious has-been. Enough questions. Prepare to die!
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||A surname, derived from a Sephardi family, members of which lived in Tunis, Marseilles, and Italy.
||Romanized as LOMBROSO in his internal file name.
- ↑ "Senator: Gah! That insufferable fool! I cannot believe he killed one sub-human and ended the battle! Who gave him an order like that?! I don't care for such a petty victory!
Lombroso: I understand, my lord. I was hoping that this would be the end of the sub-humans, once and for all. However, can we really punish him for winning the battle?
Senator: No, you fool! That's what makes it even more bothersome! Zelgius and the apostle are both making mockeries of the senate! They're more of a threat to Begnion than those filthy sub-humans are!
Lombroso: My lord, please let me fix this painful situation. I shall take to the battlefield and earn us the result Begnion desires.
Senator: That does sound lovely, I admit. But hasn't General Zelgius ordered all forces to cease fire for three days?
Lombroso: Who is in charge here, my lord? Must you follow Zelgius's orders?
Senator: Hah, I see your point. I shall leave everything to you, then. Make Begnion proud, Lord Lombroso." — A senator and Lombroso, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ "The outcome of a battle depends solely on the number of troops in the field! Tactics and skill are nothing in the face of sheer numbers! Wait, are you laughing at me?" — Lombroso, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombroso
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