Treville is an expert swordsman who can out-fight anyone in his regiment. Once he discovers the cardinal intends to cheat in the fight by employing a brutal mercenary outlaw as a member of his Red Guard, Treville realizes he cannot risk the life of any of his musketeers – and decides to fight himself, a dangerous, even reckless thing to do based in self-confidence that he can defeat his adversary and keep his men safe. He has contentedly led the same group of men, and governed by the rules of law, for many years, and is cautious when inviting a new man (D’Artangan) into their ranks — he wants the young man to prove himself first, through his steadfast actions. Treville has built up a resentment and distrust of the Cardinal, based on their extensive history with one another. He has little patience for baseless supposition without proof. Treville admits that once, he neglected to think about the consequences of his actions, which got 20 of his men killed. Treville seeks to build a group of men above reproach, who can protect France and its king even under extreme situations, and refuses to allow his own emotions to cloud any of his decisions. He judges men based on their skill and how advantageous he thinks it would be to include them in the group, rather than out of sentiment — and in this way, can come across as hard to those who know him not. He finds D’Artangan’s decisions impulsive and emotionally-based, so he asks Athos (someone he trusts) to train him to suppress those instincts. Treville and Richalieu conspire together in one episode to protect the future of France, which shows an ability to put aside his personal hatred of the Cardinal for a greater cause. Treville, however, does not hold back his harsh view of the Cardinal’s amoral methods – he tells him to his face, “Your world of back alley stabbings and murder disgusts me!” Queen Anne chooses Treville to help them rule after the Cardinal’s’ death precisely because she knows he is incorruptible.

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Treville is moralistic, self-assured, and firm in his convictions. He detests immoral behavior, breaking the rules, and the Cardinal’s method of getting what he want — which involves murder, blackmail, and deceit. The two clash often over what is in the best interests of France. Though he hates being in charge after the Cardinal’s death, Treville serves out of a sense of higher moral duty and obligation to his country. He expects much from his men and for them not to humiliate their rank or misbehave. His 2 wing is eager to assist others, show them a better way to be, and a little proud in his accomplishments. He would rather risk his own life than that of his men.