Silvano (シジオウ Shijiou) is a boss character of the Sniper class appearing in Chapter 3-P of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is a general from Begnion, commanding an army against the Laguz Army. He also the retainer of General Septimus.
Silvano, along with his comrade, Septimus were both in charge of defending a route in preventing the Laguz Army from breaking through their borders. Upon hearing the taunting roars from the Laguz army, Septimus cowardly flees, leaving Silvano to command the forces alone.
The ensuing battle concludes with Silvano being overwhelmed and he is killed in combat.
Owing to the minor role he serves with the game's plot, Silvano's personality is largely imperceptible. Despite this, one can still judge his personality based on the speaking roles he has. Silvano can be portrayed as a prideful and cocky individual. As shown when he calls out to Septimus for cowering out, despite knowing the strengths of the laguz compared to beorc. When the odds are against him and confronting a powerful beorc like Ike, and even knowing his accomplishments in the previous war, he still takes his upon himself to attempt on eliminating Ike, and calling him a fool in the process, despite their huge difference in level of combat. Upon his final breath, he even tells his enemies to mark his words, babbling about the Laguz army meeting their end by daring to go against a powerful empire like Begnion.
Silvano is also shown to be racist towards the Laguz, addressing them as sub-humans like most Begnion generals. He even considers them as worthless species. He is also the only non-plot relevant boss from Begnion who knows about Ike's accomplishments from the Mad King's War, even if it's just his name.
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Silvano: Wait, there are beorc among them? Why would beorc fight alongside sub-humans?
Silvano: Who are you, swine?! Why do you side with sub-humans?
Ike: I'm Ike of the Greil mercenaries.
Silvano: I know that name. Have you forgotten the apostle's kindness? Thankless fool! You shall pay with your life!
Silvano: Sub-humans... You dare to fight Begnion? There's no hope for you now. this will be your end. Mark...my words...
- Although, only meeting Ike for the first time, Silvano is the only non-plot relevant boss in Radiant Dawn to mentioned he has heard of him, possibly because his accomplishments in the previous war.