Lavatch is a poor servant of the Countess of Roussillon.
He hopes to get married, though his views on women are not the most charitable. He is a funny fellow and knows it, never answering a question directly if he can get some mileage out of the answer, and twitting the Countess despite all her threats of whipping. Though she allows him his jesting, he knows well enough when her tone requires him to cease the jokes and get to work. The sight of court ladies makes him quite forget his own lady-friend back home. He is a great fan of Bertram, whose flight leaves him less merry than he was. He enjoys lording it over the disgraced Parolles.