'''Cast of Characters'''
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!'''Suikoden 1'''

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[[folder:Stars of Destiny]]

!!Tir [=McDohl=] (The Hero)
->Voiced by: Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Drama CD)

* TheHero: Of ''{{Suikoden}}''.
** MagneticHero: By necessity, with 108 potential recruits on offer.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Soul Eater rune.
* {{Badass}}
** FourStarBadass: Becomes one.
* BigGood
* TheChosenOne
* CoolHat: His bandana.
* HelloInsertNameHere: You can call the hero any name you wish, although his last name is always [=McDohl=].
* HeroicMime: As is typical of RPG heroes. He's SuddenlyVoiced later in the Drama CD, where he actually ''talks''.
* LightningBruiser
* MeaningfulName: His canon name "Tir", which is (appropriately) after the Norse God of War.
* OldSaveBonus: [[spoiler:Becomes recruitable in ''{{Suikoden II}}'' by way of one of these.]]
* [[spoiler:SelfMadeOrphan]]
* SimpleStaff
* WellDoneSonGuy
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: He's around 15 to 16 years old.

!!Gremio
->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (Drama CD)

* AnAxeToGrind
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: He can be miraculously brought back to life by the powers of Leknaat's Gate Rune and the 108 Stars of Destiny if all other 107 Stars are recruited and are still alive prior to the final battle in Gregminster.]]
* BattleButler: Always refers to the hero as "young master".
* ButThouMust: [[spoiler: You can order him to stay behind exactly once during the game, but he refuses to. Unfortunately for him, it's just before he dies.]]
* TheChampion: To the hero.
* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: He is killed by the flesh-eating Spores of Agony.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: He dies protecting the hero from the Spores.]]
* HomoeroticSubtext: Gremio's obsession with the "Young master" straddles an uncomfortable line between ParentalSubstitute and this.
* OldRetainer: Although he is still young.
* ParentalSubstitute: To the hero, especially as he lost mother at an early age.
* ReluctantWarrior: He is this, but it's mostly because he is worried about the hero's safety.
* RequiredPartyMember: For the early part of the game. He's pretty insistant about accompanying the hero.
* SoProudOfYou
* UndyingLoyalty: Utterly devoted to the young master. [[spoiler: It can become literal near the end of the game, as Leknaat can use the Gate Rune to bring him back to life if you have gathered all of the 108 Stars of Destiny.]]
* XMarksTheHero

!!Cleo
->Voiced by: Chinomi Takema (Drama CD)

* ActionGirl
* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon is a throwing spear.
* TheChick: Most overtly in the game's initial FiveManBand character setup, including the hero, Gremio, Pahn, Ted and herself.
* CoolBigSis: To the Hero.
* NervesOfSteel: She ''really'' keeps it together in times of crisis.
* NotAMorningPerson: She's not a fan of early rising and Pahn mentions the fact during the stay over to Sarady early on in the game.
* PlayingWithFire: Her magical element, a gift from Leknaat the Seer.
* TeamMom: Is often the voice of reason and calm amongst the party members.

!!Pahn
->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (Drama CD)

* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie: He can die if he doesn't beat Teo in a one on one duel. If he does, you're locked out of reviving Gremio and of the best ending.]]
* {{Badass}}
* BareFistedMonk
* BigEater: He often complains he's hungry in the early part of the game.
* [[spoiler: BodyguardBetrayal: He informs the Imperials that Ted possess the Soul Eater rune, starting a chain of events that leads the hero to join the Liberation Army. However, he will get himself redeemed later on in the game.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He was defeated by Teo [=McDohl=] in hand-to-hand combat and since then has served under him, almost as a live-in servant/bodyguard.
* GottaCatchEmAll: He's pretty tough to recruit, as [[spoiler: he must be of a sufficiently high experience level to best Teo and therefore become available]].
* GrumpyBear
* SpiritedCompetitor: He lives for fighting.

!!Mathiu Silverberg
->Voiced by: Masahide Fuse (Drama CD)

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: He is used to swap party members in and out of the hero's team.
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]
* AwesomeByAnalysis
* BadassBookworm
** BadassPacifist
** BadassTeacher
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler: His death due to Sanchez's betrayal.]]
* EyesAlwaysShut
* NervesOfSteel
* TheObiWan: To the hero.
* SiblingYinYang: He is a strategist who was formerly a pacifistic teacher, who was formerly a master strategist in the Imperial Army; whereas his sister Odessa is a rebellious girl and early on in the game, leads the Liberation Army.
* TheStoic
* TheStrategist: He orchestrates all of the Liberation Army's battle plans.

!!Viktor
->Voiced by: Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi (Drama CD)

* AFatherToHisMen
* {{Badass}}
* BigGuy: His nickname is "Bear".
* BloodBrothers: With Flik.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CarpetOfVirility
* CoolSword: He can wield the Star Dragon Sword, the only sword that can slay a vampire.
** VitriolicBestBuds: With the Sword.
* DoomedHometown: North Wind, also called North Window. [[spoiler: Viktor was away at the time, and came home afterward to discover it had been destroyed.]]
* HeroicSpirit
* ItsPersonal: Towards Neclord, unsurprisingly. [[spoiler: Neclord was the direct cause of his DoomedHometown]].
* LaResistance
* RatedMForManly
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the Red to Flik's Blue.
* SupportingLeader
* TookALevelInBadass: He's amongst the best fighters in the game.

!!Flik
->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (Drama CD)

* AnimeHair: He sports a very impressive coiffure.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape: It makes the blue work very well for him.
* {{Bishonen}}: It doesn't get any more blatant. ''Fancy Lad Attack'' anyone?
* BloodBrothers: With Viktor.
* ChickMagnet: Especially where Kimberley is concerned.
* ChasteHero
** CelibateHero: [[spoiler: He always says he "has somebody" (refering to Odessa) as a rebuttal to female advances.]]
* CoolSword[=/=]ICallItVera: He named it after Odessa. This and later, as noted in Hix's entry, is a hint at the origins of a number of very dedicated men. Any man in the main series whose weapon is named in pattern of ''Loved One's Name'' and a '+' was a man who was raised in the Warrior's Village.
* MrFanservice: The series' poster boy.
* ForGreatJustice
* HairTriggerTemper: He recognizes this and it largely disappears after the disastrous attack on Scarleticia.
* HeartbrokenBadAss: [[spoiler: following Odessa's untimely death.]]
* HeroicSpirit
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pre CharacterDevelopment.
* LaResistance
* TheLancer: To the Hero.
* LightningBruiser: Both [[ShockAndAwe literally]] and figuratively.
* MagicKnight: He is equally skilled in combat and magic.
* NervesOfSteel
* RedBaron: Blue Lightning.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue oni to Viktor's red.
* [[spoiler:SecondLove: Flik is actually Odessa's second lover. Her first lover Achilles was killed, and was the first reason she formed the Liberation Army. He probably is aware of this.]]
* ShockAndAwe: He specialises in lightning magic.
* SourSupporter: Initially despises the Hero [[spoiler:due to Odessa's death]]. Once he calms down, he agrees to help him out, but still refuses to acknowledge him as the leader. [[spoiler: It isn't until Gremio's death that he finally warms up to him and offers his full support.]]

!!Lepant

* {{Badass}}
** BadassMustache
** BadassFamily: Patriarch of one.
* CoolSword: His family heirloom blade, Kirinji.
* FieryRedhead
* HappilyMarried: To Eileen.
* HenpeckedHusband: There are rumors that he's not the real power behind Toran Republic, but rather Eileen, because Lepant just ''can't'' refuse her. The good thing is, Eileen is a very kind, non-abusive woman.
* IHaveAFamily
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: He tried divorcing Eileen to keep her away from the inherent dangers of joining the Liberation Army. Eileen insists on coming along anyway, and again, Lepant can't say no.
* UnstoppableRage: When Eileen is kidnapped.

!!Luc
->Voiced by: Creator/JunFukuyama (Drama CD)

* BlowYouAway: His speciality. He wields the most powerful wind rune, the Cyclone Rune.
* BrattyHalfPint: He's pretty rude to the party when you first encounter him.
* ChildMage
* FutureBadass: As seen in Suikoden 3.
* JerkAss
* MagicWand: He wields the Gust Rod.

!!Pesmerga

* {{Badass}}
* {{BFS}}
* BlackKnight
* [[BlindingBangs Blinding Visor]]: His face is mostly obscured.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DuelToTheDeath: Is looking to meet Yuber for one final battle.
* LeaveHimToMe: He specifically demands that the hero leaves Yuber for him to deal with as part of his condition for joining.
* MeaningfulName: His name means "he who chases after death" in Kurdish.
* MysteriousPast: His age, history and origin is all a mystery.
* TheRival
** TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Yuber.

!!Humphrey Mintz

* {{Badass}}
* BigGuy
* MasterSwordsman: Amongst the best in the game.
* MightyGlacier
* TheQuietOne: He doesn't say very much at all and most of his speech is written as "......".
* TheStoic

!!Valeria

* ActionGirl
* EightiesHair: She sports awesome big hair.
* HeelFaceTurn: She was Kwanda's right hand woman, but defected to the Liberation Army following [[spoiler: her discovery of Kwanda's plans to torch the Elf Village]].
* HotBlooded
* ShoutOut: Possibly to the feisty love interest of the same name in the movie ''Conan the Barbarian''.

!!Kage

* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Rumors say that he will kill his own family if the right price was given.
* FaceFramedInShadow
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* {{Ninja}}
* PunchClockHero: He has no loyalty to anyone, but if he is paid to do a job, he definitely gets it done.
* [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Private Military Contractor]]
* StealthHiBye

!!Clive

* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* TheGunslinger
* InTheHood
* MurderInc: He was born in the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth.
* MysteriousPast
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: His rival, Elza.
* ProfessionalKiller: He's an assassin.
* RuleOfCool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, the brooding etc.
* SniperRifle: His weapon. Incidentally, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.

!!Stallion

* AttentionWhore: He's ''very'' boastful about his impressive speed.
* {{Expy}}: Of SonicTheHedgehog, bordering on CaptainErsatz levels.
* GagNose
* OurElvesAreBetter
* PointyEars
* SuperSpeed: His speciality. Once he's in the party, walking speed doubles, making it far easier to traverse the world map.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Tai Ho

* TheCaptain: His skill in naval warfare aided the Liberation Army greatly.
* FishingMiniGame: His speciality.
* {{TheGambler}}
* HeroesGoneFishing
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Yam Koo.
* JumpedAtTheCall: He helps the hero very early in the conflict, even before he is the leader of the Liberation Army.
* NiceGuy
* ProngsOfPoseidon: He wields a trident.

!!Yam Koo

* BlindingBangs
* FishingMiniGame: His speciality
* HeroesGoneFishing
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tai Ho.
* OnlySaneMan: To contrast with Tai Ho's exuberance, he's very much the voice of reason in their friendship.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: He wields a trident.
* SurferDude: His look and chilled out personality.

!!Tengaar

* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Her look.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: She has been completely spoiled by her father Chief Zorak, and to others it would seem that she treats her boyfriend, Hix, like a slave.
* TheChiefsDaughter
* FamousAncestor: Klift {{the Paladin}}, the man who founded the Warrior's Village. How famous was he? He's just the man who managed to fight a PhysicalGod to a draw.
* FieryRedhead
* GirlishPigtails
* PluckyGirl
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]
* {{Tsundere}}: To Hix, the poor chap.

!!Hix

* BerserkButton: When the evil vampire Neclord captures Tengaar, it finally spurs him into bravery.
* {{Bishounen}}
* FamousAncestor: Klift {{the Paladin}}, the man who founded the Warrior's Village.
* ICallItVera: He (wisely) names his weapon "Tengaar".
* NonActionGuy
* ReluctantWarrior: Oh so ''very'' much.
* ShrinkingViolet
* ToBeAMaster: He's on a "Trial of Manhood" to prove himself to Tengaar.

!!Leon Silverberg

* BadassMustache
* ItRunsInTheFamily: He's Mathiu's uncle and a similarly brilliant strategist.
* TheStrategist
* WastelandElder: He lives in isolation in the ruined town of Kalekka.

!!Jeane

* AbsoluteCleavage
* CrystalBall
* HelloNurse
* HotWitch: Magic is her speciality. She is always encountered as a rune mistress.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Turns up in ''every single'' Suikoden title, regardless of space or time differences.
* MsFanservice: For the whole Suikoden series.
* [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Lady Warrior]]
* MysteriousPast: No one knows where or ''when'' she came from.
* OperaGloves
* PeekABangs: She's often drawn with her hair (sexily) over one eye.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Unconfirmed. The creators have joked about Jeane being a case of GenerationXerox instead.
* SecretIdentity: Apparently, she has a 'true form' which is not visible to humans, and she wishes to keep it that way. Or so she says.
* ShesGotLegs
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfits have become more and more outrageously flimsy.
* WitchSpecies: Possibly.

!!Maximilian

* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
* CaptainErsatz: He and Sancho are pretty much Suikoden's Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
* CoolOldGuy
* ForGreatJustice
* KnightInShiningArmor: Values chivalry above all else.
* LaughingMad
* TenMinuteRetirement: He can't let his knightly duties go.

!!Kasumi
->Voiced by: Creator/KanaeIto (Drama CD)

* BadassAdorable
* FlashStep
* {{Hachimaki}}
* [[HiddenElfVillage Hidden Ninja Village]]: The village of Rokkaku.
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: She wears a bright crimson gi.
* PantyShot
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Her ninja muffler.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She develops a crush on the hero, but is too shy to do anything about it. [[spoiler: At least, not in this game.]]
* SpinningPiledriver: Her Shrike Rune allows her to perform the standard ninja izuna drop attack.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* ZettaiRyouiki

!!Lorelai

* ActionGirl
* AdventurerArchaeologist: She came to the Scarlet Moon Empire in search of Sindar Ruins.
* BadassBookworm
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: She prefers her companions be stronger than her, so the hero must be at level 25 before she will join you.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* SmugSnake: She's very dismissive of the hero when he asks her to join the Liberation Army if his level is ''not'' over 25.
* SuperiorSpecies: She claims to be a descendant of the lost Sindar race.

!!Futch

* ABoyAndHisX: Rides a dragon called Black.
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider
* BondCreatures: Black is his best friend.
* BrattyHalfPint: When first encountered.
* CompetenceZone: He's ''eleven''.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: When his dragon, Black, is killed by the Court Magician Windy.]]

!!Sheena

* BadassFamily: The son of Lepant And Eileen.
* TheCharmer: And sometimes a HandsomeLech.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* TheHedonist
* LoveableRogue
* MagicKnight: He is skilled in both swordsmanship and magic, abilities which he inherited from his parents, Eileen and Lepant.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Which is why Lepant commands him to join the Liberation Army.

!!Viki

* TheDitz
* {{Dojikko}}: Poor clumsy Viki!
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Like Jeane, she turns up in every single Suikoden game, regardless of space/time differences. Unlike Jeane, however, this is explained by her powers of teleportation.
* MysteriousPast: No one really knows where she came from. It's unclear whether even she knows.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* PurityPersonified
* WarpWhistle: Her speciality. As bearer of the Blinking Rune, she can (most of the time, see below) transport the hero and his party to any destination previously visited.
** TeleporterAccident: Her abilities can be hit or miss, occasionally landing the characters in completely random locations. Consider yourself lucky that's all that happens; the other games of the series demonstrate that she can also end up teleporting to completely random ''[[TimeTravel times]]''.
** MalfunctionMalady: The above teleport mistakes are accompanied with a little sneeze!
* WideEyedIdealist: Despite her clutziness, she's very keen to help out.
* WomanInWhite

!!Kirkis
->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroMizushima (Drama CD)

* {{Bishounen}}
* {{Elfeminate}}
* HeroicSpirit
* HiddenElfVillage: His home.
* HighSchoolSweetHearts: He is engaged to Sylvina.
* MosesInTheBullrushes: When first encountered, he is found washed up on shore at the castle HQ.
* OnlySaneMan: Amongst the Toran elves. Kirkis is notable by being the chronologically first non-prejudiced elf that came to power and probably changed how Elves treat themselves and others through the rest of the timeline.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. He actually feels such an attitude is egotistical.
* OverlyLongName: WordOfGod says that his full name is Kirkis Shana Ques Laviankaana.
* PointyEars
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Following [[spoiler: the destruction of the Elf Village by Kwanda's burning mirror]], he joins the Liberation Army to bring the Imperials to justice.

!!Meg

* CheerfulChild
* ChristmasElves: Her look. Similar to her uncle Juppo.
* CuriousAsAMonkey
* GadgeteerGenius
* GenkiGirl: Suikoden's poster girl for this trope.
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Mad Inventor's Beautiful Niece]]: Juppo is her uncle.
* MiniDressOfPower
* ToBeAMaster: She strives to be a master trickster like her uncle.
* {{Tricksters}}: She can wield the Trick Rune.

!!Apple

* BrainyBrunette
** SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* {{Meganekko}}
* NerdsAreSexy: Especially if you're Sheena.
* NotGoodWithPeople: She's pretty grumpy when she finds out the hero has recruited Mathiu.
* PrecociousCrush: On her teacher Mathiu, it would seem.
* TheStrategist: She's Mathiu's pupil and assistant.
* TeenGenius

!!Vincent De Boule

* AmbiguouslyGay
* BlueBlood
* CloudCuckooLander: He has the tendency of thinking that he is instantly great friends with someone and he has these friends everywhere.
* CollaredByFashion
* TheFightingNarcissist: Along with fellow Narcissists Milich and Esmeralda. Contrary to the trope however, Vincent isn't available as a party member, but when he reappears in ''II'', he can fight.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses. He has them on the back of his cape.
* IOweYouMyLife: He was freed during the Liberation Army's rescue attempt on Moravia Castle (except you have to go back to actually recruit him), and proclaims eternal gratitude, vowing to aid the hero by joining the Liberation Army.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: When first encountered, he's involved in a dispute with a local proprietor, trying to dodge paying a bill, stating that "it was the man's honor to have Vincent De Boule dine at your establishment".
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: His dress sense is certainly eccentric.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the hero interacts with him.
* UpperClassTwit

!!Templeton

* CuriousAsAMonkey: He dreams of visiting and mapping the whole world.
* [[{{Joshikousei}} Danshigakusei]]: His look.
* FantasyWorldMap: His speciality. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
* [[FreeRangeChildren Free Range Child]]: He's an extreme example, as his parents are conspicuously absent.
* InnocentProdigy: He is a genius surveyor and mapmaker and set out mapping the world from the age of just ''eleven'', but can still get a little crabby if he needs to update his maps following wars.

!!Kwanda Rosman

* AnAxeToGrind
* ArmorIsUseless: Subverted. He's pretty easy to defeat, despite being encased in armor. Once he joins you, however, he can equip the heaviest armor available and he becomes the defining StoneWall of the team.
* {{Badass}}
* TheBigGuy: Of the 6 great generals.
* BrainWashedAndCrazy: When first encountered, he is being controlled with a black rune by the Emperor's evil magician, Windy.
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* HeelFaceTurn: He soon joins the up with the hero to make amends for his actions whilst brainwashed, [[spoiler: specifically using his deadly Burning Mirror to destroy the Elf Village]].
* StoneWall: He has the highest defense in the game.
* TopHeavyGuy

!!Kun To

* ArmsDealer: Not directly, but he does assist with the transportation of the Fire Spears.
* IntrepidMerchant: He owns a large fleet of ships.
* UnfortunateNames: ....dear lord.

!!Kasim Hazil

* {{Badass}}
* BigFancyHouse: He commands from the sprawling Moravia Castle.
* HeelFaceTurn: As with all the great generals.
* MasterSwordsman: He wields a vicious looking scimitar.
* UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast: His look.
* ShouldersOfDoom

!!Warren

* BladeOnAStick: He wields a mean looking zanbatou.
* BlueBlood: He is extremely rich but also very generous. His manor has become a free lodging facility for travelers.
* ForGreatJustice
* NiceGuy: He is much admired for his good nature.

!!Kreutz

* BigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* ItsPersonal: He joins the Liberation Army with a view to avenging his master, Geil Rugner, who was killed after Barbarossa took the throne.
* TheRival: With Humphrey.

!!Griffith

* DefeatMeansFriendship: "Friendship" in the loosest sense.
* HeelFaceTurn
* PapaWolf: Joins the Liberation Army after his men are threatened with death.

!!Anji

* [[FiveManBand Three Man Band]]: He's [[TheHero the leader]] of the pirate trio.
* LoveableRogue
* {{Pirate}}: Of the dashing romantic type.

!!Kanak

* DumbMuscle
* [[FiveManBand Three Man Band]]: TheBigGuy of the pirate trio.
* HooksAndCrooks: He wields a chain sickle.
* {{Pirate}}
* NiceGuy

!!Camille

* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon is a polearm.
* FieryRedHead
* HotBlooded
* LeotardOfPower
* NeverLendToAFriend: Gremio owed her money, so she joins the Liberation Army because she wanted to make sure he didn't die before paying up.
* {{Stripperiffic}}

!!Fu Su Lu

* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badass}}
* BarbarianHero
* BigEater: And you have to pay his bill, which is a hefty 10,000 potch, to recruit him.
* DualWielding: Uses two hand axes.
* HeroicBuild
* InTheHood: He wears a tiger's head mask.
* SublimeRhyme: His name.
* WorldsStrongestMan: He's one of the most (if not ''the'' most) powerful hitters in the game.

!!Milich Oppenheimer
->Voiced by: Michael Shitanda (Drama CD)

* ActionFashionista
* AmbiguouslyGay
* BigFancyHouse: His palace, Scarleticia Castle.
* BlueBlood
* CulturedBadass
* DefeatMeansFriendship
* TheFashionista: So he thinks.
* TheFightingNarcissist: He's one of the 6 great generals, known as the Flower General.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses. They're all over his hat, as well as his estate.
* HeelFaceTurn
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: His eccentric sense of fashion tends to overshadow his skills at combat.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the hero interacts with him.
* ManEatingPlant: Named Antoinette, it guards Scarleticia with its toxic pollen.
* SissyVillain: Before his HeelFaceTurn.
* SuckMyRose
* [[VainSorceress Vain Sorceror]]
* WarriorPoet: Enjoys writing in his spare time. Wrote the popular stage play "Imperial Love", a hilariously inaccurate retelling of Suikoden 1's final battle.

!!Sonya Schulen

* ActionGirl
* TheBeastmaster: She summoned the Zombie Dragon to protect Toran Lake castle, which must be defeated to house the Liberation Army HQ.
* BladeOnAStick: She wields a halberd.
* TheChick: Of the 6 great generals
* DefeatMeansFriendship: "Friendship" is perhaps too strong a word.
* {{Determinator}}
* DrivenToSuicide: She attempts to take her own life for failing to defeat the Liberation Army, before agreeing to join them.
* AnIcePerson: Uses the only offensive Water magic in the game, which takes the form of a blast of ice, and only during her boss fight.
* LadyOfWar
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Her other speciality.
* RedemptionDemotion: Once you recruit her, you won't have access to her offensive Water Magic.
* {{Revenge}}: Wanted to avenge [[spoiler: Teo's death at the hero's hands]].
* SourSupporter: She agrees to join the Liberation Army so she can see the hero ''die'' in combat.
* WickedStepmother: To the hero. She and Teo were lovers before the war and she is extremely hostile toward the hero [[spoiler: for killing him]]. She eventually forgives him, however, upon realizing how futile her efforts for revenge are and noticing how much Tir has grown to resemble Teo

!!Leonardo

* BadassMustache
* [[FiveManBand Three Man Band]]: He is TheLancer of the trio.
* {{Pirate}}
* WildHair: An impressive mane of bright, kabuki-style red hair.

!!Sydonia

* AnimeHair
* CircusBrat: Formerly.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Only Varkas knows about this.
* FlashStep: His special skill, he can teleport in combat.
* LoveableRogue
* RedemptionDemotion: Once he's recruited, he only uses throwing darts for normal attacks, not like the FlashStep close combat attacks displayed when he fought you. He'll still use it when he goes Unite Attack with Varkas, though.
* RescueArc: Early on, the hero must rescue him and Varkas from Rockland's military commander, Grady.
* TheRunaway: Taken in by Varkas after he ran away from his cruel tormentors at the circus when still a child.

!!Ivanov

* HostageSituation: He was abducted by Milich Oppenheimer to draw his portraits for him.
* [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And Your Reward Is Paint]]: The random pots of paint discovered throughout the world map are all required for him to complete his mural.

!!Eikei

* BaldOfAwesome
* BareFistedMonk
* TheBeastMaster: He is the bearer of the "Lion's Trial Rune," which could summon monsters that could be fought against for training purposes... [[DummiedOut Which doesn't appear in the international release of Suikoden]].
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: He will not join the Liberation Army unless the hero is Level 40 or higher and Castle Level 2 or higher.
* OldMaster
* SpiritedCompetitor

!!Sancho

* BattleButler: He is Maximillian's squire.
* CaptainErsatz: He and Maximillian are pretty much Suikoden's Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
* NiceHat: He wears a gaucho hat.

!!Alen

* MrFanservice
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With fellow knight, Grenseal.
* HeroicSpirit
* HotBlooded: He's known for his ferocious skills in combat.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He believes in the ideals of chivalry.
* MagicKnight: He's equally highly skilled in combat ''and'' magic.
* PlayingWithFire: His rage rune provides the ultimate fire based magic.

!!Varkas

* LoveableRogue
* MiscarriageOfJustice: He was wrongfully blamed for stealing tax funds from the town of Rockland and strung up in the town square.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sydonia, who he took in after he ran away from the circus.
* RescueArc: Early on, the hero must rescue him and Sydonia from Rockland's military commander, Grady.

!!Eileen

* BadassFamily: Matriarch of one.
* BarrierWarrior
** DishingOutDirt: She comes equipped with an Earth Rune, which specializes mostly in shielding magic, but also has a fairly powerful attack spell as well (Earthquake).
* HappilyMarried: To Lepant.
* IHaveAFamily: Wife of Lepant and mother to Sheena.
* LadyOfWar
* [[MagicalGirlWarrior Magical Lady Warrior]]: She has particularly good magic stats.
* ProperLady
* SquishyWizard: It's frustratingly easy for her to die if her family's charge attack fails during a war-battle.

!!Georges

* BettingMiniGame: He runs a matching card game, which you can play.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: You must best one of the records on his mini game to have him join the hero.
* TheGambler

!!Grenseal

* MrFanservice
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With fellow knight, Alen.
* HeroicSpirit
* KnightInShiningArmor: He believes in the ideals of chivalry.
* MagicKnight: He's equally highly skilled in combat ''and'' magic.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses the most powerful lighting magic, the thunder rune.

!!Tesla

* TheDragAlong: He (grumpily) accepts a commission to forge documents for the Liberation Army.
* NotGoodWithPeople: He's hardly the most sociable guy around.
* PerpetualFrowner
* PaperThinDisguise: Nobody is fooled when he denies his forging abilities and claims to be "Albert Onyx".
* SurroundedByIdiots: So he thinks.

!!Jabba

* HighClassGlass: Wears a monocle for appraising treasures.
* FetchQuest
** MementoMacGuffin: He endlessly seeks the "Nameless Urn" and will only join the Liberation Army if you bring him the artifact.
* GrailInTheGarbage: The Urn in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
* TheProfessor: When it comes to treasures.

!!Blackman

* BadassNormal: He's a farmer, not a soldier, but he has a VERY high attack stat.
* GreenThumb: His ability to grow crops helped the Liberation army's to be self-sufficient.
* InHarmonyWithNature: Don't step on his plants!
* TheQuietOne

!!Morgan

* Badass
** HandicappedBadass
** BadassPacifist
* BareFistedMonk
* BlindWeaponmaster
* DisabilitySuperpower: Even after he became blind, he was equally powerful due to his focus into his inner being.
* EyeScream: As a slave swordsman, he was so powerful that he always won. Thus, his eyes were removed to equal the odds in the gladiatorial arena.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Across his eyes.
* NiceGuy

!!Esmeralda

* TheBeautifulElite
* BlueBlood
* FetchQuest: Before she will join the Liberation Army, she sends the hero on a journey to recover "The Opal" for her.
* TheFightingNarcissist: She serves on Milich's Narcissist magic team.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses.
* GiantWaistRibbon
* GorgeousPeriodDress
* GrailInTheGarbage: The Opal she seeks is dropped off random monsters in Soniere Prison.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She's completely self-obsessed.
* OjouRinglets
* OperaGloves
* ProudBeauty
* RoyalBrat: She's not keen on her quarters at the castle HQ, and tells the hero "I'm sick of this rundown dump!"
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: So she thinks. When first encountered, she presumptuously assumes the hero wants to [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe kidnap]] her and hold her to ransom because of her beauty.

!!Chapman

* ElementalCrafting: He's an armorer and once recruited, opens a store at castle HQ.
* OralFixation: The piece of straw in his mouth.
* NoHeroDiscount
* WeBuyAnything
* WeSellEverything: He sells armor that is available from any other armor store already visited.

!!Fukien

* AnimateDead: His speciality is resurrection magic.
* BadassPacifist
** BadassLongRobe
* BaldOfAwesome
* BareFistedMonk
* BigOlEyebrows
* OldMaster
* ShrinesAndTemples: He is the Head Monk of Qlon Temple.
* ZenSurvivor

!!Crowley

* TheArchmage: He is said to have more than 100 runes on his body. His magical abilities far surpass anyone else known in the world. He's the best magic user in the game.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa
** BadassBeard
** BadassLongRobe
* GottaCatchEmAll: He's one of the hardest characters to recruit due to being completely hidden [[spoiler: within a secret passage in the Cave of the Past]].
* HermitGuru
* MagicWand: The Comet Rod
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ShoutOut: He's likely named after Aleister Crowley, an influential English occultist.
* UpToEleven: His magical abilities.
* WitchSpecies: Possibly.

!!Joshua Levenheit

* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: His speciality as commander of the Dragon Knights. He wields the Dragon Rune which allows dragons to exist.
* BondCreatures
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Knight's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As a True Rune bearer, he's ageless.
* TheStoic
* TeamDad: To the Dragon Knights.

!!Mose

* OfficialCouple: With Ronnie Bell.
* TheBlacksmith: As the plant manager of the secret rebel factory, he was given the task to make Fire Spears. He's also the third of the five blacksmiths you'll recruit.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: He can level up character's weapon abilities.

!!Melodye

* MusicAndSoundEffects: Her speciality. She can change the menu sound effect options once recruited.
* NiceHat: In the shape of a music note.
* QuizzicalTilt: She looks pretty bemused in her profile art and head shot.
* ShrinkingViolet

!!Liukan

* HermitGuru: He grew tired of the world and its wars and settled in a hard to reach hermitage beyond the Dunan Rapids.
* HostageSituation: He was abducted by Milich and taken away to Soniere Prison.
* InsufferableGenius: He's very crotchety, especially when first encountered.
* MagicAntidote: Liukan creates a medicine that renders Milich's killer roses' poison pollen useless.
* TheProfessor
* SquishyWizard: He has ''very'' low physical stats.

!!Maas

* TheBlacksmith: He's the first one recruited and the youngest of the 5.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: He can level up character's weapon abilities.
* ToBeAMaster

!!Fuma

* BehindTheBlack: Where he is encountered. His location's given away completely by that bright red gi.
* CloakAndDagger: His main contribution to the Liberation Army is espionage.
* FaceFramedInShadow
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* {{Ninja}}
** HighlyVisibleNinja: He wears a bright red gi.

!!Moose

* TheBlacksmith: 2nd in leveling up ability, surpassed only by Mace, and the fourth you'll recruit.
* TeamDad: To fellow blacksmiths Maas, Meese and Mose.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness

!!Sergei

* AnachronismStew: His contribution to the Liberation army is inventing an ''elevator''.
* GadgeteerGenius
* WrenchWhack: He uses a wrench in combat.

!!Marco

* AmbiguousGender: It's not clear from his portrait that he's a "he", as he looks like a little old lady.
* BettingMiniGame: He runs a "where's the coin" game, which you can play for potch.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: You must win 5000 potch from his mini game to have him join the hero.
* TheGambler

!!Hugo

* EncyclopediaExposita: He manages Suikoden's version of this, the Old Books volumes 1-8.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He's the castle librarian.

!!Mina

* AnimeHair: She sports the classic anime bouffant she-mullet.
* BikiniBar: She was working at the Inn in Antei for an audience of adoring men.
* DanceBattler
* FlowerInHerHair: A white lily.
* MsFanservice: Second only to Jeane.
* RhythmGame: The hero has to match her dance steps in order for her to join.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Her weapon, the Pretty Shawl.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her dress is backless.
* ShowGirlSkirt

!!Kamandol

* {{Alchemy}}: His speciality. He had used his alchemical powers to develop an engine to burn oil to produce motion, when the hero recruits him to help build a ship that can traverse the Dunan Rapids to reach Liukan's hermitage.
* GadgeteerGenius
* HighClassGlass: He wears a monocle.
* NotGoodWithPeople
* PerpetualFrowner
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Gen.
* VolleyingInsults: He does this alot with his friend and neighbor, Gen.

!!Kasios

* AmbiguousGender: He looks ''very'' feminine.
* MusicAndSoundEffects: His speciality. He plays the various tunes used throughout the game upon request.
* NiceHat: Tall, conical and similar to a nightcap.
* ShoutOut: Named after Casio, noted makers of electronic keyboards.
* StockholmSyndrome: It's unclear, but he appears to be imprisoned at Scarleticia (in a similar manner to Ivanov) purely to play music for Milich. However, he appears to care for him very much and is perfectly happy.
* UndyingLoyalty: To his master, Milich.
* WanderingMinstrel: His look.

!!Meese

* TheBlacksmith: The second of the five you recruit.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: He can level up character's weapon abilities.

!!Kimberley

* BookDumb: Is quite literally illiterate.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Her plan of action on her date with Flik.
* ChristmasCake
* KnifeNut: Her weapon of choice is a kitchen knife.
* LadyDrunk: Drinks Flik under the table.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Will only help the hero if Flik agrees to a private drink with her. He's reluctant, to say the least.
* LoveableSexManiac
* PlotCoupon: Her speciality is forging imperial seals, one of which the hero needs to rescue Liukan from Soniere.

!!Kessler

* AnAxeToGrind
* GentlemanThief: He is the (honorable) head of the Tigerwolf Bandits.
* NiceGuy

!!Gen

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* JumpedAtTheCall: When the hero comes to town seeking out a way to pass the Dunan Rapids, Gen takes up the challenge with gusto.
* LoveableRogue
* PlotCoupon: His speciality is carpentry and boat building. See above.
* SirSwearsalot
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Kamandol.
* VolleyingInsults: He does a lot of bantering with his friend and neighbor, Kamandol.

!!Hellion

* BadassLongRobe
* BarrierWarrior: Her speciality is shielding magic.
* DishingOutDirt: She comes equipped with most powerful earth based rune - the Mother Earth rune.
* {{HachiMaki}}
* MagicWand: She wields the Gaia Rod.
* NeverMessWithGranny
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She entrusted the hero with the Blinking Mirror, allowing an instant return to HQ from anywhere on the world map.

!!Milia

* ActionGirl
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: She's one of the Dragon Knights, along with Futch and Joshua.
* BondCreatures: Her dragon's name is Thrash.
* BladeOnAStick: She wields a poleaxe.
* TheLancer: To Joshua. She's his second in command.
* ShonenHair: She sports wild, spiky hair.

!!Juppo

* CheshireCatGrin
* ChristmasElves: His look, complete with red and green colour scheme and giant peter pan collar.
* ClockPunk: He creates and builds clockwork guards to protect Lepant's mansion, as well as a giant wheel of fortune room.
* ClockworkCreature: His creations.
* GadgeteerGenius
* {{Nephewism}}: His niece, Meg, seems far more interested in spending time with him, rather than her own parents.
* TricksterArchetype: He bears the Trick Rune.
* TricksterMentor: To Meg.

!!Rubi

* AnimeHair: A classic example. He sports a huge, green and pink bouffant hair-metal mullet.
* BlackSheep: He is a renegade elf who left the Elven Village due to his disgust with the elven ways.
* MrFanservice
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Appears to have a huge scar over one eye. It doesn't spoil his looks, however.
* {{Hachimaki}}
* OurElvesAreBetter
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: He won't join the hero unless Kirkis is over level 40.
* PointyEars
* RuleOfCool: His look. An elf crossed with a rock guitarist.
* TheSnarkKnight: He scoffs at joining the Liberation Army at first.

!!Giovanni

* BattleButler
* OldRetainer: He is Lepant's butler.
* VideoGameStealing: He is able to spy on the enemy in army battles and occasionally steal money from enemy troops.

!!Lotte

* BadassAdorable
** LittleMissBadass
* CuteWitch: She's part of the most powerful magic-based team in the game, The Children of the Runes.
* GenkiGirl
* KindheartedCatLover: She owns a cat called Mina, who has the habit of wandering off to extreme distances.
* MagicalGirl

!!Onil

* {{Gossipy Hen|s}}
* KnowledgeBroker: Her speciality, she provides hints for recruiting characters and story advancement.
* MaidenAunt: Her look. She's the classic spinster auntie.
* NosyNeighbor


!!Gon

* BigBrotherMentor: He strives to be as good a fighter as his older brother, fellow Kobold Kuromimi.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Along with all the other Kobolds (except Kuromimi) after Kwanda Rosman used his Black Rune to control the them. He was saved by the hero and his team.
* FunnyAnimal
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
* PettingZooPeople

!!Lester

* ChefOfIron: Is one of the Liberation Army chefs ''and'' can be selected as a fighter.
* FryingPanOfDoom: His weapon.
* PerpetualFrowner
* TeamChef

!!Taggart

* TheJeeves: He's Warren's servant.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Warren

!!Quincy

* CuteBruiser
* ForestRanger: His home is the Great Forest.
* GottaCatchEmAll: He'll only join the hero if he already has 80 or more recruits.
* HotBlooded
* TheHunter: He's said to be the best there is.
* InHarmonyWithNature: He only hunts what he needs to survive on.
* ItsPersonal: Joins the Liberation Army to exact revenge on the Empire for the destruction of his woodland home.
* KidHero
* LongHairedPrettyBoy


!!Kai

* {{Badass}}
** BadassTeacher: He was the hero's Bo stick instructor.
* BaldOfAwesome
* BareFistedMonk
* DisappearedDad: Or rather, disappeared master. When he was still living with the McDohl's, he one day said, "I'll go out for a walk," and never came back.
* OldMaster: To the hero.
* TrainingFromHell: As an instructor, he was ruthless, and the hero still calls him "master".

!!Mace

* BadassGrandpa
** BadassBeard
* TheBlacksmith
** UltimateBlacksmith: His skills in making sharp weapons is unsurpassed by anyone in the game. Fittingly, he is the very last you'll recruit.
* HermitGuru: He was living in solitude in Seek Valley.
* OldMaster
* [[TeamDad Team Granddad]]: To Maas, Meese, Moose and Mose. [[spoiler: Bringing all four to see him is the only way to recruit him.]]

!!Kuromimi

* FunnyAnimal
* HeroicDog
* HulkSpeak: "Kuromimi fix people."
* ItsPersonal: He joins the hero to help save his people. See below.
* KickTheDog: Literally. His fellow Kobolds were corrupted and brainwashed by Kwanda's black rune. He's the only one not affected and was looking for a cure.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
* PettingZooPeople
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

!!Antonio

* FryingPanOfDoom: His weapon.
* ChefOfIron: Along with fellow chef Lester.
* YellowPeril: His FuManchu mustache.

!!Kirke

* LonersAreFreaks
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Looks evil, but is a not such a bad guy.
* NotGoodWithPeople
* OffWithHisHead: He's an executioner by trade.
* SinisterScythe: His weapon of choice.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: He's surprised when offered a position in the Liberation Army, commenting on how the hero is a "weird guy to recruit someone who only knows how to cut off heads".

!!Rock

* BagOfSharing: His speciality. He looks after the HQ warehouse, where all items and equipment can be dropped off, stored and retrieved when necessary.
* BigGuy: And NiceGuy
* GentleGiant: He's very friendly and kind, despite his intimidating size.
* HeroicBuild
* ManChild
* RealMenWearPink: He likes nothing better than sorting out inventory in the warehouse.
* SpeechImpediment: He speaks with a slight nervous stutter.

!!Sylvina

* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the daughter of the Elder of the Village of Elves.
* DistaffCounterpart: Statwise, she's pretty much similar to Kirkis. Just female.
* HiddenElfVillage: Her home.
* HighSchoolSweetHearts: She is engaged to Kirkis.
* TheIngenue: She's very innocent and naive of the world outside her village. Which, in her case, a really good thing, because the rest of the elves except Kirkis and possibly Stallion are {{Jerkass}}es.
* LoveRedeems: It was her love for Kirkis that made her try to trust humans despite at first being similar to the other racist elves. Saves her life too.
* OurElvesAreBetter
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: After the destruction of the Village of Elves, Sylvina was believed to have died, but luckily Stallion saved her before the Burning Mirror conflagrated it.]]
* PointyEars
* PurityPersonified

!!Gaspar

* BettingMiniGame: He runs a Chinchirorin game, where you can play to earn potch.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: You must earn a set amount of potch on his mini game to have him join the hero.
* EyePatchOfPower
* TheGambler

!!Marie

* ApronMatron: She's very protective of the hero and his friends, risking her life to hide them in her Gregminster inn when the Imperials are searching for them.
* [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Auntie]]: She's a close family friend of the McDohls, and helps shelter the hero before his escape from Gregminster.
* SupremeChef: She's well known for her great cooking and Lester is desperate to match her skill at making delicious stew.
* TeamMom: To pretty much the whole Liberation Army.
* TraumaInn: Her speciality. She opens an inn at the hero's HQ. Unfortunately, you still have to pay to use it.

!!Sarah

* ClusterFBomb: She looks like a gentle girl, but she speaks brashly, which often surprises people who do not know her.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: "Fetch me some soap"???
* FetchQuest: She tells the hero she's out of soap, so recruiting her demands a (fairly lengthy) chain of trades with the denizens of Kirov to obtain some.
** ChainOfDeals
* [[spoiler:ItWasWithYouAllAlong: It turns out she had some soap all along. Grr!]]
* {{Meido}}: She works at the Kirov inn doing laundry and cleaning.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: She looks harmless, however...
** NinjaMaid: She's skilled in combat and uses throwing knives.
* NamesTheSame: Not to be confused with TheDragon for ''SuikodenIII''

!!Qlon

* CheerfulChild
* ImprobableAge: He was the gate guard for the town of Antei before joining the Liberation Army....''at eight years old''.
* LocationThemeNaming: He shares his name with in-game location, Qlon Temple.

!!Krin

* BewareTheSillyOnes
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the loosest sense. He's press-ganged into joining the hero after his scheme is uncovered. See VillainBall below.
* EvilPlan
** VillainBall: [[spoiler:After cajoling the hero into stealing Kirinji from Lepant, under the pretense that it will help to gain an audience with him, he tries to dose them all with Robber's Tea and steal the sword himself. The attempt backfires (as the heroes had fallen for it once before and knew what he was doing when he mentioned tea) and Krin is forced to drink his own drugged tea.]]
* GigglingVillain: Punctuates most of his speech with "hee hee!"
* {{Gonk}}
* SmugSnake

!!Ledon

* CheshireCatGrin
* DangerousInn: He runs a half-way house on Mt Tigerwolf. He offers guests drugged Robber's Tea which puts them to sleep so he can rob them.
* HandRubbing
* HeelFaceTurn: He apologetically joins the hero after Kessler stops him in his tracks when he spots Odessa amongst the drugged travellers.
* SlippingAMickey: His method of robbery.
* TheOldestTricksInTheBook

!!Ronnie Bell

* BoobsOfSteel
* GentleGiant: Despite her intimidating size, she's very good natured.
* HeroicBuild
* HotBlooded
* KamehameHadoken: She wields the Hate Rune, allowing her to perform a long-range fireball attack.
* OfficialCouple: With Mose.
* OneHeadTaller: She is often referred to as the "giant woman", due to her height.
** BerserkButton: But heaven help anyone who calls her this.
* TinyGuyHugeGirl: She works closely with Mose at the Secret Factory and they are also romantically involved.

!!Window

* BlackSheep: Although he was raised in the Warrior's Village, he hates fighting and in that sense he is stubborn.
* BowtiesAreCool
* MeaningfulName
* NiceHat: He wears a top hat.
* PropheticNames: He was named ''Window'' and his job is changing the ''window'' settings......
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Although he is not a bad guy.
* VideoGameInterfaceElements: His speciality. He can change the color (and design) of the in-game menu windows.

!!Zen

* FlowerMotifs: He is highly skilled in growing flowers, and wishes to fill the world with more flowers.
* GreenThumb: Whereas Blackman's speciality is vegetable crops, Zen's speciality is the aesthetics of floral gardening.
* InHarmonyWithNature
* MeaningfulName: His name implies enlightenment and inner peace.

!!Sansuke

* EyesAlwaysShut
* FuroScene: His speciality. He has a passion for making baths, and once recruited, he builds a large ''onsen'' at castle HQ where party characters can be seen enjoying a nice soak. The onsen also serves as an area to display any antique treasures discovered.
** BathtubBonding: Certain combinations of characters and antiques placed within the baths will activate a variety of mini scenes.
* {{HachiMaki}}
* NiceGuy: He's very jolly and friendly.
* ShounenHair

!!Chandler

* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: "Welcome To The Hardware Store"
* IntrepidMerchant: He was a traveling merchant, but was recruited by the hero to run the HQ item shop.
* MeaningfulName: A "chandler" is someone who sells candles (specifically) and other mercantile items.
* NoHeroDiscount
* WeBuyAnything
* WeSellEverything: His store carries any item that has been found available in any other item store already visited by the hero.

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[[folder:Other Playable Characters]]

!!Ted
->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Drama CD)

* [[spoiler:ArtefactOfDoom: He is the bearer of the Soul Eater prior to the hero, and the one who passes it on to him.]]
* [[spoiler:IJustWantToBeNormal]]
* [[spoiler:ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne]]
* TheLancer: He is the hero's best friend.
* [[spoiler:LastOfHisKind: Ted was born in the Village of the Hidden Rune and was the sole survivor of an attack on the village by Windy, Neclord and Yuber.]]
* NiceGuy
* [[spoiler:PursuedProtagonist: Windy has been chasing him for hundreds of years to regain the Soul Eater.]]
** [[spoiler:TheReveal: She gets her opportunity when he is forced to use his power to blast the Queen Ant to save his friends.]]
** [[spoiler:PlotCoupon: He is wounded by Windy, but has a brief opportunity to pass the Soul Eater to the Hero, before he is hauled away]]
** [[spoiler:MadeASlave: His fate is sealed, and Windy uses her Conquerer Rune, the rune of control, to force him to appear before the hero and ask for the Soul Eater back.]]
** [[spoiler:HeroicSpirit: In defiance and to protect his friend, Ted commands the Soul Eater to take his own soul and it is believed that he ended his life at that moment.]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Due to the power of the Soul Eater.]]

!!Odessa Silverberg
->Voiced by: Satomi Hanamura (Drama CD)

* AdaptationalBadass: She already had a good stat growth in-game, and is a good archer [[spoiler: though she unfortunately died way too quick]]. However, there was tie-in material which revolves around Odessa and her first lover before Flik came along: Achilles. It was this man's death and his final speech of "Defeat the Empire!" which spurred Odessa to kickstart the Liberation Army... and kill a lot of Imperial soldiers with just a sword, whilst still wearing [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery her wedding gown]]. And it's ''canon''. She might've [[spoiler: bitten the dust too early because of maternal instinct kicking in at the wrong time]], but dang, she's {{Badass}}.
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* BlowYouAway: She has a permanent Wind Rune.
* BrainyBrunette
* ChekhovsGun: She made up plans for the Fire Spears and just asks for them to be stored in the Secret Factory so they'll come in handy. [[spoiler: It does, when it ends up beating Teo's invincible Armored Cavalry.]]
* HopeSpringsEternal: She is always insistent on keeping up the tiny ray of hope of defeating the Empire despite her tiny army, which spurred her long term plans. [[spoiler: This is also why she requested that nobody tells anyone about her death, because it would kill the Liberation Army's hope and morale.]]
* [[spoiler: IAmDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: She gives the hero her earrings to take to Mathiu, evidencing her death.]]
* LaResistance: She bravely leads the fledgling Liberation Army.
** [[spoiler:TakeUpMySword: And she actually inherits that spirit from her ex-fiance Achilles. She ends up passing the torch to Tir, so it works both ways.]]
* LadyOfWar
* TheParagon: She uses her folk hero status to inspire the people around her to rally to the Liberation Army's cause.
* PluckyGirl
* QuicklyDemotedWoman: She joins the party early in the game, and has great stats - unfortunately, [[spoiler: She is killed very soon after joining as a PlotDevice to allow the Hero to take over the leadership of the Liberation Army]]
* SiblingYinYang: Mathiu is a strategist who was formerly a pacifistic teacher, whereas Odessa is a rebellious girl and early on in the game, leads the Liberation Army.
* SpiritedYoungLady

!!Sanchez

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Shares this role with Mathiu, mainly when you want to switch party members without advancing the plot (which is almost always triggered by talking to Mathiu) or if Mathiu is somehow unavailable.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Following his betrayal, he is pardoned by Lepant and cloistered within Qlon Temple.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: It's pretty shocking when it is discovered that mild-mannered and seemingly loyal Sanchez is an Imperial spy who facilitated the deaths of Mathiu and Odessa...]]
* BobFromAccounting: He acts as the Liberation Army's financial advisor.
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing]]
* [[spoiler: TheMole: He secretly infiltrates the Liberation Army as an Imperial spy and cruelly betrays Odessa, and then the Hero..]]
** [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: He nearly becomes one, having grown to care for everyone in the Liberation Army. Unfortunately, as an old man, he's unable to let go of the past ways. He still felt horrible for betraying the team though, and was even willing to let Flik kill him for punishment, until Mathiu said otherwise.]]
* InterfaceSpoiler[=/=]{{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Sanchez's name does not appear on the Tablet of the Stars, which players browsing it may notice.]]

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!!Teo [=McDohl=]
->Voiced by: Atsuya Yamakawa (Drama CD)

* {{Badass}}
** ColonelBadass: He is one of Emperor Barbarossa Rugner's Six Great Generals.
* BattleCouple: When fellow Great General Sonya Schulen took over as head of the naval forces, he would assist her with whatever she needed, and they soon became lovers.
* DadTheVeteran: The Hero's father.
* OldSoldier
* OneManArmy: He is also known as the General of One-Hundred Victories and is highly respected by Barbarossa and the citizens of the Empire
* ThePatriarch
* PrinciplesZealot: After Tir joins (and subsequently leads) the Alliance Forces, Teo's mighty principles mean that he refuses to betray the Empire, and engages his son in combat.
** DuelBoss: Which culminates in a one-on-one duel between father and son....
** [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal ....which ends in Teo's death.]]]]
* PromotionToParent: He has raised Ted as his own, after he found him wandering alone on a battlefield.
* SoProudOfYou: [[spoiler: Having been bested by his own son, in his dying breath, he states how proud he is of Tir and that it is a great joy to be surpassed by his own son.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Emperor.

!!Leknaat the Seer
->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (Drama CD)

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the back half, Windy kept the front half. [[spoiler: It is assumed that she reclaimed the front half after Windy's death.]]
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: If all 108 Stars of Destiny are recruited and kept alive, she resurrects Gremio.]]
* BlindSeer: Her role is to provide astrological projections.
* CoolTeacher: To her young apprentice, Luc.
* EyesAlwaysShut
* HermitGuru: She lives in splendid isolation on the Magician's Isle, away from the prying eyes of Windy.
* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Like Jeane and Viki, she is a constant presence is the Suikoden world and turns up in every single game.
* RapunzelHair
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The power of the Gate Rune has granted her unnaturally long life.
* SpiritAdvisor
** TheWatcher: She acts as an inspirational guide to all the heroes.
* WomanInWhite

!!Windy
->Voiced by: Yuuko Sumitomo (Drama CD)

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the front half, Leknaat kept the back half. [[spoiler: It is assumed Leknaat reclaimed the front half after Windy's death.]]
* [[spoiler: BetterToDieThanBeKilled: She and the Emperor dramatically leap from the palace battlements when they are finally defeated, though it isn't her choice to do so.]]
* BigBad: Of Suikoden 1.
* {{Determinator}}: She is relentless is her pursuit of the Hero to recover the Soul Eater.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HotWitch: Of The EvilIsSexy variety.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She used her magic to charm the Emperor and keep him compliant. [[spoiler: Or so she thought. At the end of the game, he reveals his Sovereign True Rune acts as an anti-magic barrier and he does genuinely loves her.]]
** [[spoiler:ObliviousToLove]]
* RapunzelHair
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Due to the Gate Rune's power.
* TheUnfought: Despite her being the BigBad, you never directly battle her.
* UpToEleven: Her ability to wield multiple True Runes. This ability increased her already considerable magical powers and is unique to her.
* VainSorceress: She is the Court Magician for Emperor Barbarossa.
* YouRemindMeOfX: She resembles Emperor Barbarossa's late wife, Claudia.

!!Emperor Barbarossa Rugner
->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (Drama CD)

* AntiMagic: His Sovereign Rune acts as a barrier to all forms of magic deployed against him, including Windy's charm spells.
* AntiVillain: He's actually a pretty decent guy, even [[spoiler: letting Futch leave his gardens without a fight]], and he basically comes across as a guy who let everything in his life go to pot because he couldn't handle the death of his wife.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
** BadassMustache
* [[spoiler:BetterToDieThanBeKilled: He and Windy dramatically leap from the palace battlements when they are finally defeated.]]
* TheEmperor: Ironically, he winds up both literally and figuratively TheDragon for [[spoiler: Windy.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Subverted, in that he knew what he was doing, but still played straight in that he failed logic and pissed off his own people anyway.
** LoveMakesYouDumb: He admits he let his control over his kingdom go down the toilet as a result of this.
** LoveMakesYouEvil: Hence why he became a villain in the first place.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:For the final showdown, her transforms himself into the gigantic Golden Hydra, the Sovereign Rune incarnate.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her]]: [[spoiler: He reveals to Windy that she has no control over his feelings. He genuinely loves her despite the terrible things she has done.]]

!!Yuber

* ArtifactOfDoom: All that is known about him is that he owns a True Rune, the Eightfold Rune, which has unknown powers.
* {{Badass}}
* {{BFS}}
* BlackKnight: Quite literally in his case as he is known as this in the game.
* MysteriousPast
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He has been a subordinate of Windy for centuries though, helping her find True Runes and destroying countless lives in the process.

!!Kraze Miles

* TheCaptain: He is capatin of the Imperial Guards and gives the Hero his first commission.
* DastardlyWhiplash: His look and personality type.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He [[HostageSituation kidnaps]] Lepant's wife Eileen for his own "amusement", leading to a RescueArc storyline.
** FinishHim: Once confronted and defeated, the player may decide whether to let him live or die.
*** And unlike [[spoiler: the recruitable Generals]], the game does not penalize you for killing him.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ostensibly so.
* PitifulWorms: He tends to act pompous towards Tir and his entourage and believes them to be slackers from the first day of their service to the empire.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Which is the only reason he holds his position in the first place.
* SmugSnake

!!Kanaan

* CorruptBureaucrat: He embodies the corruption within the Empire as the game commences.
* DirtyCoward
* FatBastard
* HeKnowsTooMuch: He was one who told Windy that Ted has the Soul Eater, which led to the Hero becoming a fugitive.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KarmaHoudini: You can't get any kind of revenge on him for his above reveal, either.
* TheLoad: He insists on accompanying the party early on in the game, providing no help ''whatsoever''.
* NumberTwo: To Kraze.
** YesMan

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