True to the [[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} series]] in general, ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden V}}'' boasts LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters:
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[[folder:The Royal Family]]
!!Prince Freyjadour Falenas

The protagonist of ''Suikoden V''. The Prince starts as a member of the royal family who is perceived as a nobody by those who don't know him, only to become the leader of a rebellion against the tyrannical Godwin regime.

* TheHero
** MagneticHero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits available.
* AlmightyJanitor: In a sense. Because he's not in line for the throne he has very little official duties, so he's free to explore and leave the capital to visit other towns in the Queendom. The Royal family uses this to their advantage at the beginning of the game.
* {{Badass}}: Let us the count the ways, shall we:
** BadassFamily
** BackToBackBadasses: He has ''several'' powerful unite attacks with his comrades, including Lyon, Miakis, his aunt Sialeeds and his double, Roy.
** FourStarBadass: Becomes one.
** BadassCrew: [[CombinationAttack Falena's Finest]] indeed.
* BattleCouple: The Prince and Lyon are inseparable [[spoiler: at least until halfway through the game]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: The player can choose to avoid this but most of his dialogues choices run in this direction. For instance, if the player chooses to voice support for Belcoot as Lymsleia's husband Sialeeds will tease him by saying, "So..he even has ''big brother's'' approval?"
* {{Bishounen}}
* BreakTheCutie: Happens to Ardil in the manga after the Godwin's Coup. Poor kid.
* CanonName: Three, depending on the source. The novelization call him "Freyjadour" ("Frey" for short). The manga refers to him as "Ardil". The pre-made save-games released as part of the game's promotion refers to him as "Faroush".
* ChickMagnet: Lampshaded so often to the point of becoming a RunningGag.
* ChivalrousPervert: Some of the dialog choices let the player portray him as one, though this usually results in Lyon [[ClingyJealousGirl getting annoyed with him]]
* TheChosenOne
* CombatMedic: With his Dawn Rune, similar to TheHero of ''SuikodenII''.
* ContinuityNod: His first alternate costume when he's on disguise is also [[SuikodenI McDohl's clothes.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: He hits this at the end of the game if you have recruited less than 60 Stars of Destiny. Unable to cope[[spoiler: with Lyon's death,]] he wanders off into the frozen Ashtwal Mountains alone, utterly broken by his experiences.
* FightingWithChucks: He wields a ''sansetsukon'', a three-section staff. It's one of the weapons you can learn in many schools of kung fu. A lot of its moves are used for [[BladeLock trapping the opponent's weapon]].
** ImprobableWeaponUser: What pushes his weapon into this territory is that the three sections can link together to form a ''[[SimpleStaff bo]]'' [[SimpleStaff staff]], making it even more complex to wield. The fact that the Prince can wield this weapon with ease shows just how skilled he is.
* HeroicBSOD: He goes through a large amount of trauma throught the story, but he finaly cracks [[spoiler: after the events of The New Queen's Campaign: Sialeeds seemingly betrays him and Lyon nearly dies from a stab wound.]] In a scene after the above spoiler, Luserina offers some words of comfort in an effort to reach out to him. After a moment, He simply turns around and walks off; the player is not even given the option to respond (which would normaly happen). Pretty powerful response for a silent protagonist.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Which Lucretia even advises him on, so he can look more badass.
** Before this, he was ModestRoyalty (at least, compared to his parents, and the rest of the nobility).
* [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Skill]]: Royal Paradise is pretty expensive. He's the only one who can equip it and getting it requires you to have at least an A rank on ''all'' of his basic skills.
* LadyLand: As his gender rendered him ineligible to take the throne, he was dismissed as unimportant by certain nobles.
** SpoiledSweet: But not by his family, who lavished him with just as much attention as his younger sister.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* ScarfOfAsskicking: He gains one in his third outfit, the outfit you see in the cover and for the most of the game.
* SilentBob: The only thing saving him from being the HeroicMime is his expressive face.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He really, really takes after his mother, appearance-wise.
* WarriorPrince: He's pretty badass with his 3 section staff.
* TheWisePrince

!!Crown Princess Lymsleia Falenas

The heir to the Falenan throne and the Prince's younger sister. Lym is extremely attached to her brother, but she also shows [[WiseBeyondTheirYears surprising wisdom for a girl her age]].

* BigBrotherWorship: She's very clingy towards her older brother, the Prince. The manga adaptation turns that around and makes her more of a {{Tsundere}}.
* BrownEyes: Paired with CurtainsMatchTheWindow.
* CheerfulChild: Or ''was'', 'til Gizel [[KickTheDog tries to break her]], following his [[TheCoup takeover of the Sun Palace.]]
* TheChewToy: Her bodyguard, [[TheGadfly Miakis]], takes no small amount of pleasure in [[{{troll}} toying with her.]]
** CoolBigSis: But she knows Miakis will always be there to protect her. The epilogue even states that: "they remained as close as loving sisters".
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses:
* PluckyGirl: In spite of everything the Godwins put her through, she absolutely refused to let them break her and even devised "The New Queen's Campaign" as a smokescreen in order to defect to her brother's army[[note]]Had she been successful, the Godwins would have been exposed as insurgents and lost their credibility with the neighboring countries, as a result[[/note]]. Too bad [[spoiler: Sialeeds]] didn't allow it to happen.
** IronWoobie: At the start of the game, she's ''ten''. The stuff she goes through would usually BreakTheCutie.
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Once in power.]]
* SaveThePrincess: She becomes a key figure in the plots of those who want to turn the country towards their own ends and one of the prince's primary motivations for fighting.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Just as her brother resembles her mother, Lymsleia has inherited her hair and eye colors from her father.
* {{Tsundere}}: In the manga.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: If you're nice enough to her, she'll ask to sleep in the Hero's bed for one final sleepover after the purification rite.
** RelationshipValues: The game actually keeps track of how nice you are to her. If you're not nice enough, you're locked out of the best ending.
* WhatTheHellHero: Lym doesn't mince words, after being betrayed by [[spoiler: her aunt, Sialeeds]]. She calls her out on it and tells her exactly where she can go (seen at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJPqYLh_SA 2:38-2:57).]]

!!Queen Arshtat Falenas
->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP)

The Queen of Falena and the Prince's mother. Although Arshtat is normally a kind and caring woman, two years ago she had to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen. Tragically, the Rune is slowly driving her mad.

* AGodAmI: Due to the Sun Rune's influence she believes herself to be a god. In reality, she becomes an unstable pyscho.
* AlmightyMom
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie: She is killed by Georg Prime (see his entry for further details as to why under ThePromise) when the Sun Rune's control over her becomes out of hand, and she begins to prepare to destroy all of Falena.]]
* ArtifactOfDoom: As Queen, she is bearer of one of Falena's greatest treasures: the Sun Rune. However, its power seems to be affecting her judgment as the game begins.
* BadassFamily
* BigScrewedUpFamily: A major driving factor for her: most of her family was killed during the Falenan Succession Conflict, and she vowed to ensure such a situation would never occur again.
* BigFancyCastle: She commands from the sprawling Sun Palace.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: She has worked tirelessly along with her husband, Ferid, to reform palace life and the darker underbelly of Falena, regardless of what sort of enemies they may have made in the process.
* [[spoiler: DoomedByCanon: If you got Richmond to investigate Georg in SuikodenII, you already know that Arshtat will be killed by Georg.]]
* [[spoiler: DyingAsYourself: In her last moments after getting impaled, [[TearJerker she thanks Georg for stopping her (from destroying the country with the Sun Rune), then asks him to watch over her children.]]]]
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Falenan Royals and their guard's designs borrow from a variety of different cultural styles - Egyptian, Greek, Chinese (clothing, certain weapons and court intrigue) and Japanese (especially the knights, who have a definite Samurai vibe) seem to be the main influence, and the concept of a powerful ''female'' ruler mirrors British monarchs [[TheVirginQueen Elizabeth I]] and [[QueenVicky Queen Victoria]]. Arshtat's design is the pinnacle of this (brilliant) cultural melange.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: As seen when she is under the Sun Rune's corrupting influence.
* HappilyMarried
* TheHighQueen: She's regal, calm yet commanding, and beautiful to boot.
* MamaBear: Insult her family. Or, better, threaten them. Go on, we dare you.
* {{Matriarchy}}: Falena is (so far) unique in the Suikoden universe, as the only Queendom.
* MeaningfulName: In Zoroastrian angelology, Arshtat is the name of a yazad that governs justice and righteousness.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: In a fit of rage, induced by the Sun Rune's corrupting power, she actually [[DomesticAbuse incinerates]] her own husband, Ferid. When she comes to, she is understandably devastated.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: She is this incarnate.
* RapunzelHair: Hers is almost floor-length.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When she's not under the Sun Rune's sway.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia
** CostumePorn: Her outfit is particularly [[http://www.suikosource.com/chars/list/imageviewnojs.php?img=a/arshtat01.png&char_id=31 elaborate.]]
** CoolCrown
* TrailersAlwaysLie: Trailers for the game made it appear that a BrainwashedAndCrazy Arshtat would be your main opponent. [[spoiler: She's killed offscreen during the coup.]]
* WeaponizedHeadgear
* [[spoiler: YourDaysAreNumbered: Variation. She and Ferid knew that it was only a matter of time until the Sun Rune drove her compleatly mad and/or one of the Nobel factions would try to seize power.]]

!!Ferid [[spoiler: Egan]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (JP)

The Commander of the Queen's Knights, the Prince's father and Arshtat's husband. Ferid is famous for being one of the few men to gain his position while not being a member of the Falenan nobility.

* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: To get engaged to Arshat (and thus, to become the Commander of the Queen's Knights) he had to win the Sacred Games.
* BadassFamily
** FourStarBadass: He's captain of the Queen's Knights.
* [[spoiler:CharacterDeath]]: [[spoiler:He is literally incinerated by his Sun Rune-crazed wife, Arshtat.]]
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* DarkHorseVictory: His victory in the Sacred Games came as a severe shock to the local aristocracy, who expected one of the gladiators hired to represent one of their own to win; needless to say, while he has become popular with the public since then, many of the nobility still resent him.
* [[spoiler:DefusingTheTykebomb]]: [[spoiler:Helped a Nether Gate castoff named Mismar become a normal girl.]]
* [[spoiler: DyingDeclarationOfLove: His last words, mouthed as Arshtat incinerates him, are "I love you".]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For Arshtat. He's the only one who's able to snap her out of her Rune-induced crazy fits, but it's becoming more and more difficult as of late.
* MrFanservice
* HappilyMarried
* MysteriousPast: A citizen of the Island Nations Federation, he keeps his family background a secret to avoid political complications, going simply by "Ferid".
** [[spoiler: SecretOtherFamily: He was the eldest son of Admiral Skald Egan of the Island Nations, thereby making Bernadette his younger sister.]]
* OneManArmy: In his youth, during the invasion of Falena by bordering Armes, he saved the nation singlehandedly by fighting on the front lines of the war as Commander of the Queen's Knights.
* ThePromise: [[spoiler: He made an arrangement with Georg that he was to kill Arshtat should she lose her sanity while in control of the Sun Rune, in case he was otherwise incapacitated. Georg reluctantly agreed.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ''Accepts'' the criticisms levied at him and his wife and encourages his knights to speak honestly.

!!Lady Sialeeds Falenas
->Voiced by: Creator/AiOrikasa (JP)

The Prince's aunt and Arshtat's sister. To avoid a civil war, Sialeeds gave up her claim to the Falenan throne, although she gladly helps her family with solving the various problems in Falena.

* ActionFashionista
* [[MamaBear Auntie Bear]]: This is definitely in evidence during the early part of the game, and a significant reason for her [[spoiler:dramatic FaceHeelTurn]] is because of her desire to ''protect'' her young niece and nephew.
* BadassFamily: She's Queen Arshtat's younger sister and the Prince & Lymsleia's aunt.
* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins: She accomplishes all of her objectives, breaks the power of the nobility and allows Lymsleia to reform the Queendom's government.]]
** [[spoiler: TheExtremistWasRight]]
* BlowYouAway: She specialises in Wind Rune magic.
* ChristmasCake: Mentioned by a few characters, who refer to her as the Prince's "old auntie", much to her annoyance.
** MaamShock
* CoolAunt
* CrutchCharacter: Starts out as a fairly powerful long-range fighter, as well as a decent spellcaster, but is saddled with an irremovable Wind Rune. [[spoiler: And she ditches your party halfway through the game.]]
* DeadpanSnarker
* [[spoiler:EnigmaticMinion: During her stint supporting the Godwins. She keeps her true objectives from both her erstwhile 'allies' and the party both, although Gizel and Lucretia both guess what it is.]]
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn, albeit for NecessarilyEvil reasons]]
* TheFashionista: Even Josephine is mightily impressed that she designs and creates her own gowns.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her kimono-esque outfit.
* HelloNurse
* ItsPersonal: She utterly ''despises'' Lucretia Merces, mostly because [[spoiler: it was she who convinced her sister Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune in the first place]].
* MaidenAunt: Following the violent Falenan War of Succession, she vowed to never marry or have children.
* [[MrExposition Ms Exposition]]: Her main role outside of court is to accompany her young nephew and act as his advisor, usually indicating how the team should progress.
* MsFanservice
* NotAMorningPerson: Generally, she's very upbeat but has a habit of ''punching'' those who wake her early. People thank you for ''not'' making them wake her up, and Lyon has to wear bandages one time after doing so.
* ObaSan: Although she probably wouldn't appreciate the implications of this title.
* PeekABangs: She wears her tousled, honey blonde hair in a high ponytail that falls (sexily) over one side of her face.
* [[spoiler: PromotionToParent]]
* RingsOfDeath: She wields a pair of chakram in combat.
* [[spoiler: SecretRelationship: Is implied to be in one with Kyle.]]
* [[spoiler: WellIntentionedExtremist: She confesses to Lucretia that she didn't think the Prince could properly clean up the Senate without problems down the road, so took matters into her own hands for the sake of the Queendom.]]

!!Lady Haswar Falenas, the Oracle
->Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

The Oracle of Lunas and Arshtat's cousin. Like Sialeeds, Haswar has given up her claim to the Falenan throne to avoid a civil war.

* BadassFamily
** BadassPacifist: She is NOT a fighter, but does everything in her power to peacefully resist the Godwins.
* CutenessProximity: ''Really'' into the beavers.
* [[GoodShepherd Good Shepherdess]]: She's shown to be extremely kind and compassionate to those under her care.
* MaidenAunt: Like her cousin Sialeeds, she has pledged to never marry or have children for the sake of stability in the Queendom. Despite this, Haswar holds no grudges against her surviving family.
** [[spoiler: Promptly defied after the game ends, as she does marry.]]
* {{Miko}}: Of a sort, due to the religious role she plays in her society.
* SaintlyChurch: Her enclave at Lunas.
* SpoiledSweet: She has a lovely, friendly nature.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her cousin, Queen Arshtat.
* SuccessionCrisis: As the daughter of Crown Princess Shahrewar, Haswar should have eventually become Queen. Thanks to the machinations of Shahrewar's younger sister Falzrahm and the violent succession struggle that erupted after her grandmother's passing, this never came to be. But the tragedy of the Succession War was too much for Haswar, and she allowed Arshtat to take the throne because she had absolutely no desire to have it.
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[[folder:The Queen's Knights]]
!!Lyon[[spoiler:/Mismar]]
->Voiced by: Creator/EriSendai (JP)

A Queen's Knight-in-training and the Prince's bodyguard. She has a fairly dark past, although all most people know about it is that Ferid took her in when she was young.

* ActionGirl
* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie: Although she can be saved, see below.]]
* BadassAdorable: She has her moments, such as when the Prince visits her in the infirmary on the night before the final battle. Lyon [[PluckyGirl does her best to assure him she's fine and ready fight by his side again.]] Seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQimNYMTD7A here, at 4:07-4:47]]
** {{Determinator}}: She protects the Prince with her life and takes her duties very seriously.
* [[BodyGuardBabes Body Guard Babe]]: She's the Prince's personal bodyguard.
* BodyguardCrush: Heavily implied to have one on the Prince.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler: Used to be a member of Nether Gate until it was 'disbanded', and was taken in by Ferid, who helped her grow out of her {{Tykebomb}} status.]]
* {{Expy}}: Though not in appearance, her role in the plot is identical to Gremio from the first game. [[spoiler: Including the HeroicSacrifice.]]
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: A switchblade katana. It's a real weapon too, known as a nagamaki.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: If you don't gather all 108 Stars of Destiny, she dies at the end of the game.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She wields a large, switchblade-like ''nagamaki''.
* NotBloodSiblings: Just before the Prince and his entourage depart for Stormfist, Ferid tells Lyon that she's practically his third child and feels it entitles him to a bit of fatherly concern every now and then, Miakis also notes this on the morning the party sets out for Lunas, when she tells Lym that the Prince and Lyon are like brother and sister[[note]]Lysmleia wanted to know why it was okay for Lyon to enter her brother's bedroom unannounced, but not her.[[/note]]
* PluckyGirl: Lyon is an eternal source of cheerful optimism and support for the Prince.
* [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet Taking The Blade]]: Saves the Prince from Dolph's ambush during the New Queen's Campaign, nearly dying in the process and winding up on the sidelines for some time afterwards.]]
* ThisCannotBe[=/=]TryingNotToCry: This aptly sums up her reaction upon seeing the Prince and her friend, Miakis, preparing to duel each other... possibly to the death.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Prince, even if it kills her; especially [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal if you fail to gather all 108 Stars of Destiny, before the final battle.]]]]

!!Georg Prime
->Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (JP)

The newest member of the Queen's Knights and an old friend of Ferid's. Georg is one of the best swordsmen in the world. [[VideoGame/SuikodenII Years later, he would join in the fight against Highland.]]

* ATasteOfPower: When he's available.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* BodyguardBetrayal: Gets accused of this; [[spoiler: the truth is more complicated than that, see ThePromise below]].
* BreakoutCharacter: He went from being a minor character in SuikodenII to being one of the main characters of this game.
* CrutchCharacter: He starts at level 20 and is one of the best physical attackers in the game. Naturally, he is rarely available after the prologue.
* MrFanservice
* EyepatchOfPower
* GlassCannon / FantasticFragility: He's really weak against magic, but his strong physical stats make up for it.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Suikoden 5 fleshes out fully the snippets of his backstory revealed in 2.
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* KnightInSourArmor
* LightningBruiser: His strength, skill, and speed are among the highest in the game.
* [[spoiler: PapaWolf]]
* ThePromise: [[spoiler: He is forced to fulfill his vow to Ferid, having reluctantly promised to kill Arshtat in order to prevent her from doing greater damage when she was completely taken over by the Sun Rune's power.]]
* [[spoiler: PromotionToParent: Arshtat's final words to him were "take care of my children". He upholds her dying request.]]
* PutOnABus: Quite often.
* RecurringCharacter: ''Suikoden 5'' marks his second appearance in the series, but is chronologically his first.
* TheRedBaron: His skill with the blade has earned him such names as "Deathblow Georg" and "Georg Who Needs No Second Strike".
** GameplayAndStorySegregation: Hilariously enough, if the player pumps up his technique, he can gain a second strike.
* [[spoiler: ShootTheDog]]
* SweetTooth: His TrademarkFavoriteFood? Cheesecake.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: While this is Zegai's role in the castle, Georg can also teach Physical skills while you're traveling on the map.
* WanderingTheEarth

!!Miakis
->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP)

Lym's [[TheGadfly eccentric]] bodyguard and best friend.

* ActionGirl: She's a Queen's Knight and Lymsleia's personal bodyguard [[BewareTheNiceOnes for a reason.]]
* [[spoiler: ApologeticAttacker[=/=]JustFollowingOrders: If you lose the duel against Miaskis, she reluctantly walks behind the Prince [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1F2SpuRuqw and slits his throat]]; resulting in a NonStandardGameOver.]]
-->'''Miakis: (softly)''' "I'm sorry...."
* BadassAdorable: A rare instance where the trope applies to an adult, see OlderThanTheyLook.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite being the most cheerful out of the Queen's Knights, she got that job (as well as being the personal bodyguard to the heiress to the Queendom) for a ''very'' good reason. Best seen when she cheerfully threatens (with one of her knives) to toss Euram into a river after he gets a little too close when trying to court the ten year old Lymsleia. She would have been chosen as a Dragon Knight too if she wasn't female.
* [[BodyGuardBabes Bodyguard Babe]]: She is Princess Lymsleia's personal bodyguard.
* [[spoiler: BreakTheCutie: Has a heartwrenching breakdown when forced to face the prince in a duel.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: It's hard to believe someone so seemingly carefree somehow ended up becoming a Queen's Knight, or that she might've been a member of the Dragon Calvary, were it not for their strict policies of not allowing women in their ranks.
* CoolBigSis: She isn't just Lymsleia's bodyguard, but her confidant and closest friend, apart from her brother. The epilogue during the end credits even says they remained as close as loving sisters.
* [[spoiler:DuelBoss]][=/=][[spoiler: FightingYourFriend: As a result of Gizel's manipulation.]]
* FamedInStory: While they're in Stormfist for the Sacred Games, Lyon tells the Prince that Miakis and Kyle are both proficient in magic, but are famous throughout Falena as Queen's Knights, rather than magic users.
* TheGadfly: She loves to mess with her friends' heads. For example, she tricks Lym into thinking that the ceremonial battle the Prince competed in for the Sacred Games was part of the official tournament and thus the Prince seeks his sister's hand in marriage.
* GenkiGirl: She's probably the only woman you'll meet that can threaten to slit someone's throat and dispose of their body in the river and do it with a smile and perfectly chipper tone, ''without'' being AxeCrazy, or a StepfordSmiler.... and '''[[BewareTheNiceOnes MEAN IT!!]]'''
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Implied twice, toward the Prince:
** When they're about to begin the purification ritual at Lunas, Lym tells the Prince not to peek. If the player answers they don't intend to, Miakis will tempt the Prince by reminding him that ''she'll'' be taking part in the ritual as well.
** The bath scene between the Prince, Lyon, Miakis, and Roy, further suggests Miakis has a crush on him. When Roy shows up in the women's bath pretending to be the Prince, not only is Miakis ''not'' upset to see him, she invites him to join them... until Lyon points out that it's Roy in disguise. That changes everything. After Miakis chases him off[[note]]by not-too-subtly implying she intended to castrate him[[/note]], Lyon notes:
-->'''Lyon: (chuckling to herself)''' "She's never gonna live this down, heh, heh! Her face was so red!"
* ItsPersonal[=/=]ThisIsUnforgivable: Seen at the climax of "The Queen's Campaign". Dolph attempts to attack the Prince, but [[TakingTheBullet Lyon shields him with her own body]] and is mortally wounded, causing Miakis to draw her blades and attack Dolph without hesitation or restraint.
* KnifeNut: She wields two Ghurka-type, curved daggers.
* MagicKnight: The one of the best magic users out of the Knights, and has a decent attack.
* LittleMissBadass: She's OlderThanSheLooks, but the trope still applies compared to the other Queen's Knights.
* LittleMissSnarker: Sialeeds can personally attest to that, since ''even she'' isn't exempt from Miakis' zingers:
-->'''Lymsleia: (at Sialeeds)''' "Well, isn't it your own fault for not getting out of bed? I think you're just getting old."
-->'''Sialeeds: (at Lym)''' "I'm sorry, Lym, your Aunty isn't hearing too good. What was that again?"
-->'''Lymsleia: (runs and hides behind the Prince)''' "Eep!"
-->'''Prince: (if player chooses)''' "You started it, Lym."
-->'''Lymsleia: (upset)''' "Who's side are you on?"
-->'''Miakis: (innocently)''' "He's right y'know... [[StealthInsult just 'cuz it's true doesn't mean you should say it!]]"
-->'''Sialeeds: ([[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]])''' [[SarcasmMode "Why thank you, Miakis, why don't you teach us all so more about tact?"]]
* OlderThanSheLooks: [[AllThereInTheManual Believe it, or not, she's 22]], but looks, sounds, and acts closer to Lyon's age.
* PluckyGirl: For most of the game, she's pretty upbeat and supportive. Which makes the part where Gizel [[BreakTheCutie breaks her]] so [[TearJerker difficult to watch.]]
* [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim She Will Not Cry, So I Cry For Her]]: Miakis invokes this when Lymsleia refuses to cry [[spoiler: over her parents' deaths]] to deny the Godwins the satisfaction of breaking her. So Miakis holds her and cries in her stead.
* SilkHidingSteel: Ever cheerful and outgoing, she always does her job with polite words and a nice, big smile, even when she's got a dagger to your throat.
* SoleSurvivor: Variation [[spoiler: She's the only full-fledged Knight who retains her title after the War's end. (Galleon retires, Kyle leaves for unspecified reasons, Georg [[PersonaNonGrata is forced to leave the country]], Alenia and Zahhak fell when the Prince's forces took back the Palace.]]
* [[spoiler: UnwittingPawn]]: It's heavily implied that [[spoiler: Gizel engineered her presence at Doraat and ''allowed'' her defection so that she would spread the truth of what she'd seen during the coup. Including how she witnessed Georg stabbing the Queen]].



!!Kyle
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeKishio (JP)

A member of the Queen's Knights known for being something of a pervert.

* BigDamnHeroes: Helps bail out the prince, Lyon and Sialeeds during [[spoiler: the coup, along with Zegai]].
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Like Miakis above, there's a ''very'' good reason why he's one of the Queen's Knights (despite his laid back attitude).
* TheCasanova: Suikoden 5's very own Don Juan.
* ChivalrousPervert
* ContinuityNod: In the same vein that the Prince's disguise clothes are a nod to McDohl's outfit in SuikodenI, Kyle's disguise seems to be a nod to Viktor's.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: His happy-go-lucky attitude hides his brilliance in combat, and in fact, in battle he holds his sword with a loose, wavering grip to make opponents underestimate him.
* MrFanservice
* HandsomeLech: Women seem to be on his mind ''all'' of the time when the Prince interacts with him. He's even quite unhappy that the Prince had met [[MsFanservice Jeane]] without him!
* HeroesPreferSwords: He wields a katana named Tianjin Wind.
* MagicKnight: He is equally skilled in both magic and combat.
** MakingASplash: He specialises in Water Rune magic.
* SecretRelationship: [[spoiler:Is implied to be in one with Sialeeds.]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Alenia. [[spoiler: {{Subverted}} later when it's revealed he's '''not''' the one she's attracted to.]]

!!Galleon
->Voiced by: Creator/SeizoKato (JP)

An elderly member of the Queen's Knights. Galleon's loyalty to the Falenan royal family is absolute, even though Arshtat destroyed his hometown of Lordlake.

* AmicablyDivorced: [[spoiler: From Silva.]]
* BadassGrandpa
* BladeOnAStick: He wields the huge Thundering Halberd.
* CoolOldGuy
* GrumpyBear
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Arshtat turned his hometown of Lordlake into a barren wasteland, but he still follows her because she is his queen. [[spoiler:After Lym's coronation, this causes him to do a brief FaceHeelTurn as this technically makes The Prince's army traitors to the throne. Then Silva convinces him how foolish this is.]]
* OldMaster
* SternTeacher
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Falenan throne.

!!Alenia
->Voiced by: Fuyuka Oura (JP)

A member of the Queen's Knights who is outspoken about her loyalty to Lord Godwin. She defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: Before the boss battle against them in Sun Palace, she and Zahhak become this when they take the Raging Nostrum drug.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoDragons: With Zahhak to Gizel, at least gameplay-wise.
* {{Determinator}}: Her father used to be a knight prior to his death, and she is determined to honor his memory and ensure the Queendom thrives, though she adopts a more combative stance than most of the other knights.
* DualBoss: With Zahhak.
* EvilRedhead
* FaceHeelTurn: She turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
* FieryRedhead: Even uses a Fire Rune [[spoiler: after her attempt to control the Twilight Rune didn't pan out]].
* HotBlooded: Very much her FatalFlaw.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is very quick to dismisses the Prince army as "rebels and traitors" and brings up the Prince's "treachery" every time you meet her. Except that [[spoiler:she turned on Arshtat, her Queen and Ferid, her Lord Commander, to side with the very faction who usurped the Prince's family from power, thus making Alenia more appropriate of being called a traitor]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Sympathetic might be too kind but anytime one of Godwin's faction has to fail spectacularly, it has to be her.
* {{Jerkass}}
* MoralMyopia: Always eager to call the Prince a traitor, for daring opposing the actual usurper she defected to, the Godwins. Her partner Zahhak eventually gets tired of it and calls her on it.
* [[spoiler: MurderTheHypotenuse: She lies to Gizel by telling him that Sialeeds is dead to convince Marscal to use the Sun Rune, which kills Sialeeds.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As you can see above, [[spoiler: she manages to provoke Sialeed's death.]]
* ObstructiveZealot
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: Her grasp on her emotions is so poor she can come across as this. Some of her moments during the Sacred Games, while somewhat treated as {{Adorkable}}, are pretty distubring in retrospect.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Zahhak's Blue.
* RecurringBoss
* StopHavingFunGuys:[[invoked]] She ''strongly'' disapproves of Kyle's flighty, flirty attitude.
* StrawmanEmotional: Even worse than Zahhak plays the StrawVulcan, as he at least happens to keep a facade of dignity and competence while Alenia just keeps making a fool of herself.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Zahhak
* TriangRelations: [[spoiler: The A in a Type 4. She loves Gizel, but while he is aware of her feelings, he merely manipulates them while pursuing Sialeeds.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: After she successfully [[MurderTheHypotenuse engineers her rival's death]], Gizel reveals that he ''knows'' she lied.]]
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]

!!Zahhak
->Voiced by: Ryo Wakabayashi (JP)

A stoic member of the Queen's Knights. He defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

* [[spoiler:AxCrazy: See Alenia's entry above.]]
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Alenia's Red.
* CoDragons: With Alenia to Gizel, at least gameplay wise.
* DualBoss: With Alenia
* FaceHeelTurn He turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
* ObstructiveZealot
* RecurringBoss
* TheSpock
** StrawVulcan: Unlike the fanatical Alenia, he defected to the Godwins for purely pragmatic reasons.
* TheStoic
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Alenia.
* UhOhEyes: He sports unsettling, ice-blue eyes.
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Godwin Faction]]

!!Marscal Godwin
->Voiced by: Creator/{{Mugihito}} (JP)

The Lord of the House of Godwin. Lord Godwin seeks to turn Falena into a fascist state to stand up against Armes.

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Strong central government, kill the 'sub-humans' (in this case demi-humans, like the Dwarves and the Beavers) and strong military, yep.
* BaldOfEvil
* BigBad: He's the ruthless head of the House of Godwin.
** BiggerBad: You might consider him to be this to his more proactive son Gizel or else they form a...
** BigBadDuumvirate
* BlingOfWar: His outfit is particularly fancy.
* BlueBlood
* EvilPlan: Bump off the royal family (except for the young heir) and take over the country so they can take over other countries. The point being strengthen Falena.
* FantasticRacism: Xenophobic and disrespectful of the 'lesser demi-human races', who aren't even allowed to enter his city, Stormfist. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to attempted genocide.]]
* TheMourningAfter: His wife was assassinated by Nether Gate.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: A very dark example. [[spoiler: With the help of his scheming son Gizel, he orchestrates a coup in Sol-Falena to take control of the throne, believing that the only way to have successful country is to have unrivaled military strength, rigid order, and centralized government. One of the ways he intends to accomplish this is by committing genocide against the Beavers and the Dwarves because they are not Falenans.]]

!!Gizel Godwin
->Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

The son and heir of Lord Godwin and Sialeeds' former fiance. Gizel loves to hatch [[GambitRoulette ridiculously complicated plans]] which make him a deadly enemy to the Prince.

* AffablyEvil
* ArrangedMarriage: Had one to Sialeeds when he was a kid.
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: It's implied he viewed it as this.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Has some with Sialeeds, though it comes off more as mutual bemused FoeYay.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Arguably with his father Marscal.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BlueBlood
* TheCharmer
* DisappointedInYou: Gizel invokes this with [[EvilRedhead Alenia]], when he reveals that he knows she lied in her report about [[spoiler: Sialeeds' death]] so he'd use the Sun Rune[[note]]since Gizel thought that the Dawn Rune had been lost to them; leaving the Sun Rune as their final option[[/note]]. [[spoiler: Thus, killing Sialeeds, himself.]] Instead of being angry with Alenia, he turns his back on her and solemnly expresses his disappointment, before walking out; leaving her weeping in shame.
* DuelBoss
* EnigmaticMinion: He doesn't share his father's extremist views, but still supports him for his own reasons, [[spoiler: helping him to organise a coup in Sol-Falena on the night of his engagement banquet to Princess Lymsleia.]]
* [[spoiler: EvenEvilHasStandards: In one of the Bad Endings to the game, the Prince decides to take the throne for himself with Barows. Barows then arranges the Prince's death and aligns himself with the enemy country Armes. Gizel reacts with genuine shock over the turn of events, and curses the Prince for his foolishness before readying the Royal Army for Armes's invasion.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/GundamWing Trieze Kushrenada.]] Gizel is a near carbon copy, from his attire, his hairstyle, and his manner of speech. They sole difference being, whereas Trieze was a [[MagnificentBastard meticulous planner]], Gizel prefers to set events in motion [[GambitRoulette and leave the outcome to chance.]]
* GambitRoulette: His favorite type of plan. {{Lampshaded}} by Marscal and Sialeeds, who point out that his Stormfist plan only succeeded through blind luck. [[spoiler: The plan being to connive and cheat his way to victory in the Sacred Games, and thereby winning Princess Lymsleia's hand in marriage and ultimately securing power for the Godwin Faction.]] This type of planning has repercussions for him in the long run. [[spoiler: The above spoiler is of particular note, as his machinations tipped off the Royal Family, which ultimately enabled the Prince to escape during the Coup due to the precautions they (the Royals) had set up.]]
* TheHeavy: He's the main villain for most of the game.
* KickTheDog: He repeatedly does this Lymsleia and Miakis, during his occupation of the Sun Palace, by confining them to Lym's room and informing them of his progress to find and kill her brother, the Prince, after declaring him a rebel.
** BreakTheCutie: Gizel's attempts to invoke this with Lymsleia doesn't work, but he definitely succeeds where Miakis is concerned. Immediately following Lym's coronation, Gizel strips Miakis of her guardianship of Lym and denies her the right to see her anymore, causing Miakis to grow increasingly despondent. Which culminates in [[spoiler: ordering her to aid Alenia in Doraat's defense, where she's ultimately [[FightingYourFriend forced to fight the Prince in a duel]], to buy time for Alenia to escape. [[TearJerker Miakis' heart breaks]] as she's compelled to fulfil her duty, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxuufS4-5kc believing she had nothing left.]]]]
* MrFanservice
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:It's implied in the manga that part of his motivation for plotting against the queendom is because the princesses' vow to never marry destroyed his engagement to Sialeeds.]]
** [[spoiler: There's also the fact that despite all of Gizel's bitterness and plotting - plotting that ''included killing Sialeeds'' - it's heavily implied that he ''never'' stopped loving her. When the report comes to him that she died it's one of the few times in the game he shows real emotion. And he chastises Alenia afterwards for reporting her death prematurely. Even his final words to the Prince are about her.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: What he's become, according to Sialeeds, his ex-fiancé.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He gleefully supports GladiatorGames.
* [[spoiler:[[SuicideByCop Suicide By Prince]]]]
* VillainousValor: Only at the end of the Game. [[spoiler: When the Loyalist army storms the palace, he waits with Lymsleia in the throne room. At first it seems like he's holding her hostage, but Lym calls his bluff. He then revels that he simply wanted to talk with the Prince. After a conversation about the well meaning intentions that lead to the war in the first place, then challenges the Prince to a one-on-one duel. The Prince is by that point a seasoned warrior; Gizel knew that, and was quite aware that he would (most likely) not survive.]]

!!Dolph
->Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (JP)

An emotionless Nether Gate assassin and Lyon's ForgottenChildhoodFriend.

* CreepyMonotone
* DuelBoss
* TheDragon
* [[EmotionlessGirl Emotionless Guy]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon
* ForgottenChildhoodFriend: To Lyon.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile]]
* ImplacableMan: Every time he is defeated, he gets right back up.
* MonochromaticEyes
* [[spoiler: NotSoStoic: Creepy variation, as he turns out to be a BloodKnight whose apparent lack of emotion is merely due to all the drugs he uses to enhance his performance.]]

!!Childerich
->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP)

The gladiator used by Gizel Godwin during the Sacred Games. Chiderich is later revealed to be a particularly psychotic member of Nether Gate.

* AxeCrazy
* BloodKnight
* ConfusionFu: He fights in an odd, unpredictable manner, using fluid movements to fox his opponent in a very similar manner to Voldo of [[SoulSeries Soul Calibur]] fame.
* DuelBoss
* {{Expy}}: Remember [[SuikodenII Luca Blight]]? Childerich's personality will certainly remind you.
* FacialMarkings
* HiddenWeapons: He fights using two hidden wrist blades.
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler: After taking your castle, he was caught in [[TheChessMaster Lucretia's]] XanatosGambit and lost almost all his troops, then faces your army in one of the easiest campaigns in the game since ''your'' army is at its full strength and greatly outnumber his. Next time you see him, you kill him in a duel.]]
* InsaneTrollLogic: Invokes this multiple times [[spoiler: first by slaughtering innocent civilians in a town they'd liberated from the Prince because they let the Prince get away and thus were "traitors", and when Bahram ''finally'' stands up to him over his brutality he accuses Bahram of betraying the crown, thus putting Bahram on the spot of proving himself]].
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: By the time you reach the final faceoff with him, he's pissed off enough people to earn himself a few willing to declare "LeaveHimToMe!" Take them along to that conflict, and they'll actually ''argue'' over this. [[spoiler: If you let them fight and they ''lose'' against him, they're KilledOffForReal.]]
* SlasherSmile: He sports a contemptuous smirk.
* StupidEvil: He kills Godwin supporters just because their town was conquered by the prince's army. The survivors of his rampage quickly re-evaluate their loyalty to the Godwins.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe]]: [[spoiler:After his ambush is destroyed and he finds himself outnumbered, he ingests [[PsychoSerum Raging Nostrum]].]]

!!Dilber Novum
->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP)

The general of the Godwin army and Lord Godwin's best friend.

* AntiVillain
* TheRival: To Boz Wilde. The pair are known respectively as "Dilber of the West" and "Boz of the East".
* WorthyOpponent
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]

!!Bahram Luger
->Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP)

The admiral of the Godwin navy and Raja's former student.

* AntiVillain
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite his loyalty to the Crown, he's displeased with Childerich's promotion to Queen's Knight and is horrified with the senseless killing Childerich does to their ''own supporters''.
* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler:After having his loyalty questioned by Childerich, he makes a suicide run against the Dahak.]]
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* [[spoiler:YouShallNotPass]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:House of Barows]]

!!Salum Barows
->Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

The Lord of the House of Barows. Lord Barows supports peace with other countries, albeit mostly to fill his pockets with money earned from trade.

* BigBadWannabe: Unlike most, the real extent of his menace is truly revealed only after his defeat.
* BlueBlood
* CorruptPolitician: A medieval variation.
* FatBastard: He's almost ''spherical''.
* [[spoiler: HumiliationConga]]: After [[spoiler: the truth about the Lordlake Rebellion and the whereabouts of the Dawn Rune are revealed. Even ''his own daughter'' walks out on him]].
* LargeHam
* NotSoDifferent: Whereas the Godwins push forward more offensive policies, he supports more peaceful actions. Despite these, few actually ''trust'' his welcoming smile, as in many ways he's NotSoDifferent than his rival faction.
* [[spoiler:NotSoHarmlessVillain]]: It turns out that [[spoiler:he was the one behind the Lordlake Rebellion, which was a scheme to help him steal the Dawn Rune. This forced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune, setting up much of the game's conflict.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Aside from his [[FatBastard considerable girth and its usual connotations in fiction]], just about everything he says and does adds to his sleaziness. He's corrupt as hell and everyone knows it.
* [[spoiler: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech]]: Receives one from Sialeeds when [[spoiler: she murders him, mocking his ways and informing him that without him, the house of Barows will collapse]].
* SmugSnake

!!Euram Barows
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP)

Lord Barows' foppish son and heir. Euram is obsessed with Princess Lymsleia.

* [[spoiler: TheAtoner: If he does his optional HeelFaceTurn.]]
* BecomingTheMask: It's revealed [[spoiler: after his HeelFaceTurn that Euram's foppish behavior started off as an act to cheer his emotionally unstable mother up after the death of his brother. But a combination of Salum's pressure, his mother's instability, and Euram's own weak will made the ruse become part of his actual personality]].
* BlueBlood
* [[spoiler: CharacterDevelopment: If the player decides to recruit him and see him through his optional HeelFaceTurn.]]
* DirtyCoward: Although ''he'' thinks he's terribly brave, of course.
* TheDulcineaEffect: As seen when he encounters Princess Lymsleia.
* {{Expy}}: Like Snowe Vingerhut of ''{{Suikoden IV}}'', Euram is an UpperClassTwit [[spoiler: who panicked when placed in a position he wasn't fit for, triggering a tragedy]].
* FreudianExcuse: See BecomingTheMask above.
* HopelessSuitor: For the Princess.
** StalkingIsLove: Although her obvious rebuttal lands on deaf ears.
* LargeHam: Like his father.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* MilesGloriosus
* OptionalPartyMember: He shares [[spoiler:a Star of Destiny with Eresh. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the other.]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionDemotion]]: [[spoiler:Despite being fought in a boss battle, he cannot be used outside of war battles.]]
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob
* TomeOfEldritchLore: [[spoiler: He is the owner of the Book of Condemnation, which features in an abstruse SideQuest that must be completed to recruit Alhazred.]]
* UpperClassTwit
* [[spoiler: UnexpectedSuccessor: His brother Hiram was being groomed as his father's successor, until he got assassinated.]]

!!Luserina Barows
->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

The daughter of Lord Barows. Unlike the rest of her family, Luserina is actually a decent person.

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: She is used to swap party members in and out of the Prince's team. She's also ''nothing'' like the rest of her family.
* ArrangedMarriage: Salum continuously tries to get her into one with the Prince, much to her chagrin.
* TheAtoner: Feels she has to be one for her family's actions, even though she's not asked to.
* BlueBlood: The Noble House of Barrows.
* CannotSpitItOut: It's implied in a few scenes that she has a crush on the Prince.
* HairDecorations: She sports an alice band.
* ProperLady / SilkHidingSteel: She's sweet and graceful and apparently stays home while her dad and brother politic in the capital. However, if you talk around Rainwall, you'll find out that ''she'' is the one running the place. She also takes part in the coming battles as 'morale', in other words, encrouaging them to victory.
* PurityPersonified: Looks the part and mostly acts the part, but she abandoned her family rather easily.
* SiblingYinYang: Whereas she is demure, polite and kind, her brother Euram is foppish, spoilt and cowardly. [[spoiler: At least until his optional HeelFaceTurn.]]
* SpoiledSweet: Compared to her SmugSnake dad and UpperClassTwit brother, its amazing she turns out so helpful and kind.
* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Some characters can't believe they're related, and this is only ''one'' of the reasons.

!!Lady Barows

The wife of Lord Barows. After her older son's death during a civil war, she has refused to leave her room.

* TheGhost: She's holed up in her room when the Hero and his party arrive, and (rather creepily) never makes an appearance.
** DespairEventHorizon: The reason for the above was a result of the murder of her beloved older son, Hiram.

!!Chuck

A large man who is entrusted with the protection of Lord Barows' vault.

* BagOfSharing: His speciality. He looks after the HQ warehouse, where all items and equipment can be dropped off, stored and retrieved when necessary.
* [[spoiler:DuelBoss]]
* DumbMuscle
* TheGiant: He's ''huge''.
* GentleGiant: [[spoiler:The only time he fights is when he's been misled into believing that the prince is trying to steal Luserina's wedding present. Afterwards, he swears he never wants to get into a fight again.]]
* IOweYouMyLife: Luserina fed him when he was starving to death. As a result, he is incredibly loyal to her, [[spoiler: and leaves with her when she walks out on her father]].
* ManChild
* UndyingLoyalty: To Luserina.
* WolverineClaws: His weapon of choice, a vicious, spiked glove.

!!Boz Wilde

The Lord of Estrise. Boz is a boisterous man who becomes of the Prince's generals.

* AnAxeToGrind
* AnimeHair: He sports a huge mohican fin of hair.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ColonelBadass
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter:''Salum'' is one of his best friends.
* InformedAbility: He's apparently a good fighter. Since he's unable to be used outside of war battles, he never gets a chance to prove it.
* TheRival: To Dilber
* ThoseTwoGuys: He tries to get this dynamic started with the straitlaced Dinn, and he eventually semi-succeeds.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lucretia and her allies]]

!!Lucretia Merces
->Voiced by: Akane Sakai (JP)

An enigmatic strategist who was imprisoned following the Lordlake Rebellion.

* BiTheWay: It's implied that she seduced both Lelei and Cius, and had a husband in the past. However, she's far closer to Lelei.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She has a nigh-incomprehensible sense of humor, which includes giving an over the top AwesomeMcCoolName that's a sentence on its own to your castle when you first get it.
* [[spoiler:ButNowIMustGo]]
* TheChessmaster
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: She has the same look as the Karaya from ''Suikoden 3''. [[spoiler: Turns out this is because she ''is'' Karayan by blood, and went to Harmonia after her home was scorched by the True Fire Rune during the first Fire Bringer War.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: It's revealed shortly after she's recruited that she used to be a Strategist for the Godwins, and betrayed them the moment she felt that serving them wasn't the right thing to do. In fact, the reason Arshtat sent her to the prison in the first place was to prevent the Godwins from executing her.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]: [[spoiler:Implied to have been one for Harmonia. Whether the reason why she hasn't reported in to her superiors since being released is because she's [[BecomingTheMask Become The Mask]] or because she's been distracted by the war is unknown.]]
* OddNameOut: She's one of the few Suikoden strategists who are not of the Silverberg lineage, the other being Shu in 2. And even ''with'' that, it should be noted that Shu was nevertheless the ''student'' of a Silverberg. Lucretia has no (known) connection at all.
* RescueArc: The Prince must bust her out of prison before she can be recruited.
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:She convinced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen.]]
* ShoutOut: Her feather fan and overall look seems to be a fond nod to legendary strategist, [[DynastyWarriors Zhuge Liang]]. Not to mention her tactics.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker
* TheStrategist: The games makes it firmly clear that she's one of the absolute best in the whole series, and ''shows'' it in the actual battles she orchestrates, with planning bordering on precognition, just like the person she's based on.
* ThousandYardStare: Her portrait expression exhibits this when she is dishing out her strategic advice.

!!Lelei
->Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP)

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, she and her partner, Cius, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins. Lucretia later trains her as a strategist.

* [[AmbiguouslyGay Ambiguously Lesbian]]: Though it's only ambiguous because its never explicitly stated.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Cius during their unite attack.
* BodyguardCrush
* ButchLesbian|LipstickLesbian: She has traits of both. If nothing else, Lucretia ironically wears the pants in the relationship.
* LimaSyndrome: It's implied she fell for Lucretia while guarding her cell.
* RightHandHottie
* RoyalRapier
* StatuesqueStunner: However, she finds her height embarrassing and tends to stoop. This gets played for laughs in one of the bath scenes.
* TheStrategist: Is taking lessons from Lucretia.
* ToBeAMaster
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInBadass]]: [[spoiler:In her epilogue, she disappears with Lucretia and reemerges some time later as a genius strategist.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lucretia.

!!Cius

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, he and his partner, Lelei, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins.

* BackToBackBadasses: With Lelei in their unite attack.
* TheChampion: To Lucretia.
* TheFettered: He's an honorable sort who values duty above all else.
* TheGenericGuy
* LimaSyndrome: Downplayed when compared to Lelei, but she did win him over.
* MilitaryBrat: Hails from a long line of Doraat military men.
* OutOfFocus: Compared to Lelei, he gets very little attention and[=/=]development. [[spoiler: The epilogue reveals Lucretia and Lelei left him behind when they departed, leaving him temporarily depressed, though he rebounds and eventually comes to lead the Falenan Police Corps.]]
* RulesLawyer: Annoyed by the flaunting of the rules and discipline, stressing that an army needs to be serious and firm.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: He'll break rules for this reason only.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lucretia.


!!Cathari

A sniper who has come to Falena to find Lucretia.

* AwesomeButImpractical: She outrights admits that the biggest advantage of her gun is the shock/flash factor rather than its power and rattles off other flaws with it. Then she admitted she knew how to compensate for them.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassCape
* TheGunslinger
* InTheHood
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
* [[spoiler: MurderInc: Like Clive of Suikoden 1 & 2 fame, she is a member of the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth. She is trying to find out why Lucretia hasn't reported in to her Harmonian superiors since she was freed from prison.]]
* MysteriousPast
* ProfessionalKiller: She's an assassin.
* RuleOfCool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, etc.
* SniperRifle: Her weapon. Incidently, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.
* SuperSpeed: Like Stallion and Cedric before her, she's the one who gives you the ability to run like the wind across the world map.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Oboro Detective Agency]]

!!Oboro

The eccentric leader of the Oboro detective agency.

* AintTooProudToBeg: Much to Raven's fury, as he can't tell whether or not he's being serious.
* AtonementDetective: [[spoiler: Used to be the head of Nether Gate's Intelligence Division, where he was known as Shinatsu. Following its disbandment, he took Sagiri and Shigure and has tried to give them a normal life.]]
* CoolBoat: Oboro's office is actually a ship that sails up and down the Feitas river.
* CovertPervert: Some of his observations are... questionable.
* CutenessProximity: He trains mice to help him tail people. He has several mice working for him, but he never explains just how he trains them.
* [[spoiler: DefusingTheTykebomb: Has been working on this for Shigure and Sagiri.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll: See below.
** GuideDangIt: Recruiting him can be tricky; you have to make the 'correct' choices while [[spoiler: helping him investigate Norden]]. Do the sequence correctly, and he'll join the first time you ask. For each point you miss/mess up on, however, you have to ask him an extra time, and you can only ask at certain points in gameplay. Wait too long, and they leave the area for good before you can convince him.
* InformationDesk: His speciality. Like Richmond before him, he can be recruited (for a small fee) to find out the whereabouts of as yet recruited characters, although a certain amount of FigureItOutYourself is also required.
* KnowledgeBroker: Aswell as letting the hero know the location of potential recruits, he can also investigate current team-mates, offering fun trivia but also useful game information about pairings for unite attacks, for example.
* MindScrew: His entry in the official strategy guide:
--> "This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and the inclination for such things. This is a great idea. Sometimes a pony gets depressed. Get a load of this view and it's the best in the west. All the young dudes carry the news. This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and inclination."
* MonochromaticEyes
* MyCard: One of his trademarks is handing these out, hoping that the practice will catch on as well as drive up more business.
* PrivateDetective
* TeamDad: For the detective agency.
* TheRival: With Raven, who he refers to as "Crow".

!!Fuyo

A member of the Oboro detective agency. Unlike her co-workers, Fuyo is a relatively ordinary person.

* BettingMiniGame: She runs the tile game "Feitas", which can be played to win potch.
* [[BobFromAccounting Babs From Accounting]]: Oboro's secretary, and a merchant's daughter; she was the agency's very first client, and joined after seeing how incredibly disorganized they were. She now handles the clerical, accounting, and organizational duties of the business.
* GlassesGirl
* GirlishPigtails
* OjouRinglets: Combined with MegaTwintails for added cuteness!
* OlderThanTheyLook
* PuniPlush
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* TeamMom: For the detective agency.

!!Shigure
->Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP)

A lazy ([[BrilliantButLazy but very skilled]]) member of the Oboro Detective Agency.

* {{Badass}}
** BackToBackBadasses: With Sagiri in their Unite Attack.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: When not lazy, he's damn good with a knife.
* BettingMiniGame: He serves as the Intermediate opponent for Linfa's Blind Man's Bluff, and is a savvier and more difficult to read opponent than she is.
* BlindingBangs: Fuyo wants him to cut them back, but so far no go. [[spoiler: Probably has MonochromaticEyes behind them.]]
* BrilliantButLazy
* [[PapaWolf Brother Wolf]]: For all his complaining, you don't want to threaten his family.
* CatchPhrase: "What a pain..."
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: He's one in all but name.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A clever instance: during his first appearance, he [[spoiler: comments that he recognizes Lyon, which Sagiri affirms]], but it's phrased in such a way that it sounds like [[spoiler: he's hitting on her]].
* GrumpyBear
* LightningBruiser
* MeaningfulName[=/=]ThemeNaming: Shigure means 'short autumn rainfall' in Japanese, and all of his weapons are named for the weather.
* OnlySaneMan: How he tends to view himself compared to the rest of the agency.

!!Sagiri
->Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP)

A member of the Oboro Detective Agency. Sagiri has a creepy smile which never seems to fade.

* TheAtoner
* {{Badass}}
** BackToBackBadasses; With Shigure in their Unite Attack.
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wouldn't mind if Nakula kills her; if he dies in a war battle, she even writes to the Prince wondering why she didn't die instead.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: She does. It's revealed that that damn smile begins to fade after the events of the game.]]
* GottaCatchEmAll
** GuideDangIt: Notably won't join at the same time as the other members; she won't ''officially'' get her name on that Tablet unless the prince goes through another recruitment sequence that is easy to miss.
* [[spoiler: PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: Says this to Nakula.]]
* MeaningfulName[=/=]ThemeNaming: Her name means 'light fog'.
* MonochromaticEyes
* NiceGirl: She's so sweet, you'd never know of her awful past.
* ThePromise: A dark take. [[spoiler: At the end of the game, Nakula promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.]]
* PsychoticSmirk [[spoiler:albeit, unintentionally]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler: Was brainwashed to smile while she killed, and had it so severely drilled into her that she's ''always'' smiling.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rune Masters]]

!!Zerase
->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP)

An enigmatic woman who is concerned with Falena's three runes.

* TheArchmage: She's one of, if not ''the'' best magic users in the game and wields the powerful Star Rune.
* BadassLongRobe
* FlechetteStorm: She hurls needle-like darts in combat.
* GameBreaker: Invoked. To quote a rather amusing comment from a walkthrough; "If you equip her with a Magic Absorb Rune on her right hand and a Flowing Rune on her left, the game will basically just give up and let you win."
* GoodIsNotNice
* InTheHood
* {{Jerkass}}: She get better around the last moments of the game, though only to the prince.
* MysteriousPast: She is acquainted with Jeane and Leknaat, which is intriguing and throws up even more questions about who or ''what'' she is.
** Not to mention her connection to the Night Rune, better known to fans of the previous games as the Star Dragon Sword. Her Star Rune is the unique "offspring" of the Night Rune.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: She's mysterious, possibly non-human, and her skin doesn't lose its paleness when she's taking a bath.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Possibly, given her connection to the above mentioned characters.
* SourSupporter
* TheSnarkKnight
* StealthHiBye: She has a bad habit of showing up, insulting everyone who so much as breathes in her general direction, and disappearing just as quickly.
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* WitchSpecies: Possibly.
* WomanInBlack

!!Eresh
->Voiced by: Fuyuka Outa (JP)

An enigmatic girl who has an unknown connection to the Ancient Armes Kingdom.

* ChildMage: In appearance, but this could be deceptive if she is (as is implied) of the same group as Jeane.
* [[spoiler:DeathIsCheap: If she's killed in a war battle, Jeane hints that she will eventually come back, although she never does during the game.]]
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit she is in is killed during a War Battle, there is a chance she will die.
* MagicWand: She wields the Ner-Gal staff.
* {{Miko}}: She wears the robes of the Nagarean clergy. Robes implying a rank that would be impossible to obtain at her apparent age.
* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: She shares a Star of Destiny with [[spoiler:Euram]]. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the others. Some consider her more useful than [[spoiler: Euram]], though she is definitely harder to recruit.
* MysteriousPast: Like Zerase, she is also acquainted with Jeane, who refers to Eresh as her "comrade".
* MysteriousWaif: Canon-wise, she is potentially even more powerful than the legendary Jeane, as only she can penetrate the very lower levels of the ancient Armes ruins in the Big Hole.
* NoMouth: The lower half of her face is obscured by her veil.
* RobeAndWizardHat
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: She has a peculiar manner of speech.
** ThirdPersonPerson

!!Jeane

A skilled rune mistress who wears very revealing clothing. She ([[ShrugOfGod or maybe]] [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals she and her relatives]]) has appeared in every game in the main series.

* AscendedExtra: Jeane is actually a bit more involved to the plot rather than being just your MsFanservice recruitable rune mistress that has no involvement in the plot. She can also help you recruit Eresh.
* BadassLongRobe: Albeit hers is EXTREMELY abbreviated in this game.
* CrystalBall
* HeelFaceTurn: She works with the Godwins at the beginning of the game, but quickly gets fed up with their tactics and agenda and quits. The Prince can hire her afterwords.
* 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.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl
* 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: Heavily speculated, unconfirmed as always.
* RecurringCharacter
* 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
* StatuesqueStunner
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her outfits have become more and more outrageously flimsy and 5's is perhaps the skimpiest yet, consisting of a few well-placed strips of gold cloth and nothing else.
* WitchSpecies: Possibly.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]] Instead of being a white-haired girl like her counterparts in the other games, she has pink hair. WordOfGod is that this is to distinguish her from the Falenan royal family.

!!Viki

A ditzy young woman who has the ability to teleport herself and others. Thanks to her ability to travel through space and time, she has appeared in every game in the main series.

* TheDitz
* {{Dojikko}}: Poor clumsy Viki!
* MagicalGirlWarrior: From Suikoden 2 onwards, she can be added to the active party. She has excellent magic stats, combined with the Blinking Rune's unique magic attacks.
* MysteriousPast: No one really knows where she came from.
* PurityPersonified
* RecurringCharacter
* RunningGag: She ''never'' gets to finish the banquet meals after the games.
* TemporalParadox: Especially evident in 5. Her odd teleportation patterns cause confusion for those she comes across. For example, Lorelai, having first met Viki in the Twilight Forest in Falena, is surprised when Viki does not recognize her later when fighting together in the Sun Rune War, failing to understand that her first meeting with Viki was the result of Viki teleporting from several years in the future. As a result, at that time, she had never seen Lorelai before in her life.
* 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 and miss, occasionally landing the characters in completely random locations.
** MalfunctionMalady: The above teleport mistakes are accompanied with a little sneeze!
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Long hair, pretty dress, gentle personality; the only glitch is her Blinking Rune is transporation instead of healing, but still a supporting power.
* WideEyedIdealist: Despite her clutziness, she's very keen to help out.
* WomanInWhite

!!Levi
->Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A skilled mage who is studying a mysterious hole in the ground.

* TheArchmage: He is not as powerful as some of the other mages (Zerase, for example) but he's still nothing to scoff at.
** TheProfessor: He's an expert on rune magic, but dislikes the term "wizard" and refers to himself as a "magic rune scholar".
* BadassGrandpa
** BadassLongRobe
* TheBeastmaster: He wields the Blue Gate Rune, a rune used to summon monsters from another world to attack enemies.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: He claims to have created the 'Big Hole' in order to have his apprentice Bergen mine there for materials that may be of use for his research.
* GrumpyOldMan
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He comes across as very gruff and irritable, but does (albeit to further his research) agree to help Norma find a cure for Ernst's lycanthropy.
* KidSidekick: Bergen, who he treats fairly shabbily, but keeps him interested with the promise furthering his training.
* MagicWand: He wields the The Viper Staff.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Which makes him a good candidate to help recruit Genoh, along with his high level when he's recruited.
* TalkingWeapon: The snake motif on his staff is actually a ''real'' snake.
** SpeaksFluentAnimal: With whom he holds regular conversations (in snake!). Also comes in handy to possibly help recruit Byakuren.
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: His speciality. Has the Tutor skill that allows magic training anywhwere.
* UpToEleven: His magicial abilities.
* WitchSpecies: Possibly.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sindar Treasure Hunters]]

!!Lorelai

A young archaeologist studying the Sindar. She would later join the fights against [[VideoGame/{{Suikoden}} the Scarlet Moon Empire]] and [[VideoGame/SuikodenII Highland]].

* ActionGirl
* AdventurerArchaeologist: A native of Falena, she is obsessed with searching for Sindar Ruins and jumps at the chance to study the Ceras Lake ruins, when discovered.
* AscendedExtra: A minor character in I and II, she is recruited during the story this time.
* BadassBookworm
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: She prefers her companions be stronger than her, and this time it's no different, challenging the Prince to a duel to test whether he is a worthy leader for her to follow.
** DuelBoss
** DefeatMeansFriendship
* NotSoDifferent: A particularly humorous example. When she and Viki got mad at Zweig for intruding on their conversation ''in the bath'', she agrees when Zweig points out that she would have done the same thing had ''she'' heard ''him'' talking about Sindar stuff. Poor Viki.
* RecurringCharacter: ''Suikoden 5'' marks her 3rd appearance in the series so far, but it's chronologically her first.
* SuperiorSpecies: She claims to be a descendant of the lost Sindar race.
* TheRival: With Killey & Zweig when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
** TeethClenchedTeamwork: Moreso with Zweig in this game, as he keeps her on a very short leash when it comes to imparting information. She tolerates this behavior as she is ''desperate'' to gain access to his secret research laboratory.
** SoLongSuckers: [[spoiler: Her ending in ''5'' reveals she finally managed to steal his notes, heading North to the Scarlet Moon Empire, which leads into her story in ''Suikoden 1''.]]
* WhipItGood: Another change of weapon for her, since V takes place before I and II. This time she wields a bullwhip.

!!Killey
->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara

A quiet archaeologist studying the Sindar. He and Lorelai are old rivals. He would later join the fight against [[VideoGame/SuikodenII Highland]].

* AdventurerArchaeologist: He came to Falena in search of Sindar Ruins.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBookworm
** BadassCape
* DualWielding
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar across the bridge of his nose.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: They are part of his native heritage, representing his tribe's legendary "Red Bird".
** AllEncompassingMantle: In black and deep crimson.
** NiceHat: An awesome, sweeping, finned trilby.
* LonersAreFreaks
* MightAsWellNotBeInPrisonAtAll: Downplayed. The Godwins had locked him up in Agate prison when the Prince first meets him, but he casually picks the lock and strolls off after a brief chat. However, the prison was in the middle of a river, so he was still stuck there until The Prince revealed the hidden underground passage.
* MysteriousPast
* RecurringCharacter: This is his 2nd appearance in the series, but chronologically, his first.
* TheRival: With Lorelai, when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
** TeethClenchedTeamwork: Lorelai really isn't happy to have him on board, after the Prince recruits him.
* TheSnarkKnight
* TheStoic: His bath scene with other silent-type characters consists mostly of '.........'
* TheUnfettered: Questing for the Sindar treasure is his whole life.

!!Zweig

An archaeologist studying the Sindar.

* AdjustingYourGlasses
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Like Lorelai and Killey, he represents yet another party fascinated by Sindar Ruins.
* BadassBookworm
* MadScientistLaboratory: He had a secret laboratory somewhere in Falena where he kept all of his research materials on the Sindar, but denied its existence to Lorelai constantly.
* NerdsAreSexy
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks around his late twenties, but he's almost forty.
* TheProfessor: He is arguably the most knowledgeable of the trio, with both the Godwins and Lucretia vying for his expert advice on the mysteries of the Ceras Lake ruins.
* TheRival: With Lorelai when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
** TeethClenchedTeamwork: He appears to just about tolerate Lorelai accompanying him on his quests, but is very flippant with her and only imparts the briefest snippets of knowledge.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* SimpleStaff: He wields a bo-staff named ''Philosofs'' in combat.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Dragon Cavalry and their allies]]

!!Craig Laden

The leader of the Dragon Cavalry.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassLongCoat
** FourStarBadass: Of the Dragon Calvary in general.
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: His speciality, as the head of the Dragon Cavalry.
* CavalryOfficer
* HonoraryUncle: To Miakis. He was good friends with her father.
* TeamSwitzerland: As head of the Dragon Cavalry, he only swears allegiance to the rivers of Falena, and such, does not involve himself in any of the internal conflicts, only going into battle against foreign invasions. This causes friction initially between Rahal, Roog and he when Armes invades and they try to rally him to the Prince's cause.
** [[spoiler:HostageSituation: However, it's soon discovered that his inaction is because the Godwins are holding the dragon eggs and foals hostage.]]
** FireForgedFriends: However, following a RescueArc courtesy of his Dragon Knights and the Prince, he rallies to the Prince's cause.
** ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: If you choose not to do the RescueArc, he does this and comes to your aid anyway.
* SternTeacher: He is the last of the traditional commanders, strictly keeping with the traditions of barring female riders, though by the end of the game he starts to seriously question that stricture.
* TheStoic
* TeamDad

!!Rahal

A calm member of the Dragon Calvary.

* AmbiguouslyGay: He protests that his lack of success with women is due to having to deal with Roog all the time, although Roog claims he hears it's because Rahal has "issues". Also, he apparently keeps a set of his sister's clothes handy at all times.
* BashBrothers: With Roog.
* {{Bishounen}}: One of the best examples in the whole series.
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: His speciality, as a commander of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Flail.
* CavalryOfficer: [[spoiler: And Craig Laden's successor post-game. He allows women riders into the ranks of the Dragon Cavalry.]]
* DisguisedInDrag: He makes ''such'' a convincing woman that he is able to distract and knock out the guards in [[NoWomansLand male-only Gordius village]] during the rescue of the dragon foals.
** AttractiveBentGender
** EvenTheGuysWantHim: Even Roog thinks about it!
* HeroesPreferSwords: He wields a katana called ''Rhamphinion'', which is (suitably) [[MeaningfulName named after]] a kind of prehistoric ''pterosaur''.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the blue to Roog's red and even ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
* RescueArc: He helped uncover Godwin's plot to hold the dragon horse eggs hostage, which were later secured by the Dragon Knights and the Prince's party.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: He looks ''uncannily'' similar to his sister, Rania, to the point where they sometimes switch clothes to play tricks on others.

!!Roog

A hotblooded member of the Dragon Calvary.

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Whilst not bad looking at all, he often feels in Rahal's shadow, as the ''second'' best-looking Dragon Knight.
* AmazonChaser: He is attracted to Miakis because she beat up most of the boys in their hometown when they were kids.
* {{Badass}}
* BashBrothers: With Rahal.
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: His speciality, as a commander of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Lance.
* CavalryOfficer
* HeroesPreferSwords: He wields a katana called ''Angaturama'', which is (suitably) [[MeaningfulName named after]] a kind of carnivorous dinosaur, similar to a ''Spinosaurus''.
* HotBlooded: Especially compared to Rahal.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Inverted. He is attracted to Miakis because she beat up all the boys in the castle growing up, even him a few times.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the red to Rahal's blue and even ColorCodedForYourConvenience.
* RescueArc: He helped uncover Godwin's plot to hold the dragon horse eggs hostage, which were later secured by the Dragon Knights and the Prince's party.

!!Nick

A young man training to be a member of the Dragon Calvary.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's plucky, brave and resourceful.
* TheBeastMaster
** DragonRider: His speciality, as a trainee of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Ax.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's top of his class when it comes to fighting, but slacks off with his flute practise and is a pretty terrible player. [[spoiler: Gets played with hilariously in the dragon RescueArc, as his playing is so terrible that the hostaged dragons went berserk.]]
* CuteButCacophonic: When he plays his flute.
* DreadfulMusician: His flute playing is awful.
** ContrivedCoincidence: His heroism in the dragon egg RescueArc stemmed from his horrible flute playing. [[spoiler: The dragons began bleating loudly to get him to stop, and as their squawking cries were so loud and horrible, Dolph couldn't keep focused, allowing Georg to get between Dolph and the eggs, saving them.]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: He wields a katana called ''Komodo's Claw'', keeping with the reptilian theme.
* KidHero
* ToBeAMaster: Wants to be the best dragon rider.

!!Flail

Rahak's dragon.

* BabiesEverAfter: Lays an egg post-game. It's Lance's.
* BondCreatures: She is Rahal's mount.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Cavalry's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
* HorseOfADifferentColor
* OfficialCouple: With Lance.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Despite her fearsome appearance, she has a sweet melodious call.
* YouSexyBeast: She is a female dragon horse who is apparently very pretty and desired by all of the male horses.

!!Lance

Roog's dragon.

* BerserkButton: He tends to go wild when Roog isn't about, only calming when he re-appears.
* BondCreatures: He is Roog's mount.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Cavalry's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Roog tussled with him for a full day to prove himself a worthy rider.
* HorseOfADifferentColor
* HotBlooded: Like his mount, he's known for his temper, as a certain merchant finds out firsthand.
* OfficialCouple: With Flail.
* PickyEater: He will only eat fresh, fat fish.

!!Ax

Nick's dragon.

* BondCreatures: He is Nick's mount.
** OurDragonsAreDifferent: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Cavalry's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
* CuriousAsAMonkey: A sign of intelligence amongst dragon horses.
* EatTheDog: In a manga omake.
* HorseOfADifferentColor
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: He's a baby dragon horse.

!!Yoran

A young man who helps take care of the Dragon Cavalry's dragons.

* AnimeHair: His hair is parted into two bunches like a ''hopi'' indian, with an actual ''star'' of hair at his forehead.
* BondCreatures: Whilst not a dragon knight himself, he is the dragons' caretaker and stable hand.
* BettingMiniGame: His speciality, once recruited. He runs the Dragon Horse Race game, which can be played to earn potch.
* CloserToEarth: He's far calmer than his boisterous best friend, Nick.
* [[FarmBoy Stable Boy]]: His job with the dragon knights.
* NiceGuy
* NoWomansLand: He was raised his whole life in male-only Gordius village, and finds it hard, once recruited, to interact with females at the Prince's HQ.
* RescueArc: He helps Nick out with the rescue of the dragon eggs from the Godwins.

!!Rania

Rahal's sister and an eccentric musician.

* AntiquatedLinguistics
* BattleThemeMusic: Having her in the active party alters the battle music to a more woodwind themed variation.
* CloudCuckoolander: She's fairly eccentric, often talking about the beautiful and strange sounds she hears around her. Apparently, she's got perfect pitch.
* MagicalFlutist: She creates the magic flutes that the dragon knights use to control their mounts, which are inaudible to humans, except herself.
* {{Meganekko}}: The main way to tell the difference between Rania and Rahal disguised as Rania.
* MusicAndSoundEffects: Her speciality, once recruited she can change the in-game sound effects.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: She bears an ''uncanny'' resemblance to her brother, Rahal, and the pair often swap clothes to play tricks on people.
* SuperSenses: She is exceptional in that she can actually hear the calls of the dragon horses, and the commands from the flutes she makes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Maximillian Knights]]

!!Isabel
->Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP)

A member of the Maximillian Knights. Isabel is obsessed with spreading justice to the world.

* ActionGirl
* {{Badass}}: Note that her CombinationAttack with Mathias - a REALLY, ''really'' heavy downward strike - is ''the'' strongest single target physical attack in the game.
** FourStarBadass: For the Maximillian Knights and subsequently, the prince.
** {{Determinator}}
* BreastPlate
* CoolSword : Sort of, it's more of a big retractable... lance?
* TheCape: She's incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
** ForGreatJustice: Her maxim. She is intent on being worthy of calling herself "The heir to the Maximillian Knights' aspirations." It's deeper than it sounds, however.
* ContinuityNod: She and Mathias are ''Suikoden 5's'' take on the classic Maximillian and Sancho pairing from ''Suikoden 1''.
* DeathGlare: As seen in her "conceit" unite attack with Zerase and Cathari, where they stare down the enemy and walk right into them for 1.3x damage.
* FieryRedhead
* HeroicSpirit: as with the below trope, par for the course for anyone associated with the Maximillian Knights
* HotBlooded: Her driving force in life is to vanquish evil and she's very passionate about it.
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there's a chance she will die.
* KnightInShiningArmor: She believes in the ideals of chivalry.
* LeotardOfPower: Funnily enough, this is actually addressed, with her claiming that it aids her movement.
* PrinciplesZealot: Her absolute ''obsession'' with stamping out all evil is PlayedForLaughs.

!!Mathias

A member of the Maximillian Knights and Isabel's bodyguard.

* {{Badass}}
** {{Determinator}}
* TheCape: Like Isabel, he is incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
** ForGreatJustice: Like the woman he serves, another requirement for being a Maximillian Knight.
* CatchPhrase: He is notable for repeating one line (with minor changes) throughout the game, constantly talking about "finding evil, and then enacting swift and final retribution and depositing their loathsome corpses into (a body of water)."
* ChasteHero: See below trope.
* DevotedToYou: He is ''utterly'' devoted to Isabel.
* ICallItVera: As expected, he calls his [[BladeOnAStick pike]] "Isabel" in honor of his mistress. Additionally, as he comes from the Warrior's Village, the significance of naming it "Isabel" may very well not just be a mark of loyalty to his mistress, but a convention that is reserved almost always for women they ''love.'' Isabel herself also gives hints at this, if only ''just'' barely.
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He wears a ''full'' suit of armor and has the classic look of a medieval chivalrous knight.
* MrFanservice
* NumberTwo: He is Isabel's loyal adjutant (or some would say, slave).
* PlatonicLifePartners: Despite his devotion to Isabel, he is not romantically interested in her (or at least, not that he'll admit). His devotion has to do with Isabel as a person, not a woman, and would serve her just as he does currently if she were a man. He and Isato (who takes a similar view to his service to Haswar) clarify this for Dinn in an optional bath scene.
* PrinciplesZealot: Like Isabel, his absolute ''obsession'' with stamping out all evil is PlayedForLaughs.
* RunningGag: All the times he claims he would enact swift and final retribution on those who would harm or even insult his lady Isabel, then deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water.
* TheStoic
* UndyingLoyalty: He serves Lady Isabel faithfully and devotedly, claiming he would exact swift and final retribution on anyone who dare raise a sword or even insult Lady Isabel. And deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water, naturally.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade]]

!!Wilhelm

The leader of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade. Also a pervert.

* AllMenArePerverts: He joins the Prince's cause mostly to gain access to the lovely ladies at the HQ.
* {{Badass}}: One of the few people with a a five-star war ability in campaign battles.
** ColonelBadass
* BoisterousBruiser
* CavalryOfficer: Once recruited.
* TheCasanova: Of the predatory type, he joins the Prince only if Viki, Faylen or Norma are present in the active party.
** LustObject: He is particularly taken with Lyon. She's not happy to say the least.
* FieryRedhead: Although his in-game depiction and portrait have [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair rather pink-ish hair]], he's depicted in official art as a redhead.
* HopelessSuitor: For Lyon.
* LovableRogue: He skims the line between mercenary and actual bandit.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He is a leader of a unit within the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
* PunchClockHero: Slightly more hero than clock, he looks forward to peace even though it means less work for him.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the ''definite'' red to Mueller's blue.

!!Mueller

Wilhelm's right hand man. Mueller is considerably less personal than his boss.

* {{Badass}}: Like Wilhelm, he's got 5-star war abilty.
* CavalryOfficer: Once recruited.
* TheGiant: He's unbelievably tall, with a towering columnular frame.
* MarriedToTheJob
* NumberTwo: He's Wilhelm's adjutant.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He is 2nd in command of a unit within the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
* PunchClockHero: Even more so then Wilhelm. He'll tell you to your face they'll back out if they're not paid.
* RedOniBlueOni: He's the blue to Wilhelm's red.
* SergeantRock: He stands for no nonsense within the ranks, and uses an ''iron rod'' to discipline his troops. He's still well respected though.
** StopHavingFunGuys: To his troops and the rest of the army.
* TheStoic: His image is always stoic and he never responds to emotions.

!!Richard

Mueller's airheaded pupil / adopted son. He is also one of the best swordsmen in the world.

* AbusiveParents: Abused from a young age, he was saved when Mueller killed his tyrannical father.
* {{Badass}}
** HiddenBadass
** BewareTheNiceOnes: He's so laid-back and easygoing, no one would know he's a seriously ''amazing'' fighter.
* {{Bishounen}}
* GladiatorGames: He took part in the Sacred Games after Mueller joked he should try, but lost after being drugged by a piece of candy a small child in the audience gave him.
* HeroWorshipper: Mueller can do no wrong in his eyes.
** SingleTargetSexuality: His complete and utter idolization of Mueller verges on more than just admiration.
* IOweYouMyLife: He is utterly indebted to Mueller and follows him wherever he goes.
* LightningBruiser: He's a beast in any battle and has the highest evasion and the second highest technique score. His swallow rune is very powerful and ''all'' of his stats are decent.
* MasterSwordsman: Amongst the best, if not ''the'' best in the game.
* NiceGuy: Every line of dialogue is either encouragement to the Prince, or praise of Mueller.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: He's a swordsman of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
* PunchClockHero: As with Mueller above, naturally.
* TheRedBaron: He goes by the name of "Blademaster", and he's worthy of it.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Towards Mueller, as opposed to his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]], of course.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Babbage's Crew]]

!!Babbage

An eccentric inventor living in Estrise.

* AnachronismStew: His contribution to the Prince's army is inventing an ''elevator''.
* ClockPunk: His speciality is clockwork mechanica.
* TheEngineer
** MrFixit
** GadgeteerGenius: As an inventor, his passion in life is gears and levers.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: He loves gears because of this.
* MadScientist
** AbsentMindedProfessor: He is inept at housekeeping and totally reliant on Sorensen, who he ostensibly forgets to thank for this hard work.
* MagnumOpus: The Revolving Bridge connecting the Barows territory in Rainwall is his masterpiece. [[strike: It's in-universe, for those of you who'd care to know]].
* ScaryShinyGlasses: His appearance is a little disturbing, especially his creepy pinwheel glasses.
** UncannyValley
* ShoutOut: He is named after Charles Babbage, a 19th century British mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer, and proto-computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses

!!Sorensen
->Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

Babbage's beleaguered assistant.

* AnachronismStew
** ImprobableWeaponUser: In Suikoden's medieval setting, he wields a mechanical arm blasted from a barrel in combat.
* TheApprentice: He is Babbage's eager assistant.
* DemotedToExtra: Complains that Lu is stealing the post of Babbage's apprentice away from him.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: He needs to be!
* NiceGuy: He's sweet, kind and loyal.
* UndyingLoyalty: He respects Babbage from the bottom of his heart, and has near unlimited patience with his unusual teacher.
* WideEyedIdealist: Bless him.
* YouthfulFreckles

!!Lu
->Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP)

Babbage's other, much more eccentric, assistant.

* TheApprentice: She is Babbage's other assistant, but has no real technical knowledge. She just likes seeing his inventions in action.
* AutomaticCrossbows: She wields a quad crossbow in combat. Which stylistically resembles a ''Tommy gun''.
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheDitz: Oh God yes. She manages to trash Babbage's office and lose an ultra rare gear just "looking around".
* DumbIsGood
* GenkiGirl: UpToEleven.
* GogglesDoNothing
* SexyJester: Her outfit has a definite clownish feel, complete with over-large buttons and diamond patterned leggings.
* {{Tricksters}}: Like Noah before her, she wields the Mischief Rune.
* ValleyGirl: Her vibe, complete with incessant amounts of "kewl!!" (cool!).
* VerbalTic: "Keeeewl!" She also uses a ''lot'' of sound effects in her speech.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Raftfleet]]

!!Raja
->Voiced by: Hisako Kyouda (JP)

The mayor of Raftfleet and a retired Admiral of the Falenan Navy. She comes out of retirement to help the Prince.

* {{Badass}}
** CulturedBadass: Very fond of tea parties.
** FourStarBadass: She's a VERY good admiral.
** NeverMessWithGranny
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Bahram Luger was her student, until he defected to the Godwins.
* TheCaptain: As a former Admiral of the Queen's Royal Navy, she lends the Prince her naval skills, helping him to victory at Hatred Fortress and the Sol-Falena dam.
* CoolBoat: She commands Raftfleet from a giant, triple dragon-headed warship named Dahak.
* CoolOldLady
* DudeWheresMyRespect: Her abilities were not recognized during the war because she was a member of the 'lower class'. {{Subverted}} when she rose to Admiral after the war.
* GetOnTheBoat
* RedBaron: "Hurricane Raja", due to her prowess at war.
* SpotOfTea: She is a big fan of tea parties and often invites older folk like Talgeyl and Sairoh to these civilised events.

!!Lun

Logg's slightly more level headed daughter.

* ActionGirl: A mixture of her parents; decent at both melee with a harpoon and decent in magic, especially Fire and Water.
* BadassFamily: Daughter in one.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: BrownEyes and hair.
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* [[spoiler: [[DragonRider Dragon Horse Rider]]: Breaking through the gender barrier in the process.]]
* FishingMinigame: One of the competitors, and tends to spend most of it snarking at Subala.
* HarpoonGun: She hurls fishing harpoons in combat.
* LittleMissSnarker
* LovableRogue: Gets caught stealing when you first meet, but you find out she's actually not a bad person at all.
* NotSoDifferent: PlayedForLaughs; she's more like Daddy than she wants to admit.
* {{Sarashi}}: She sports a traditional Japanese body wrap. Which does very little to hold down her [[BuxomIsBetter large breasts]].
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Logg.
* {{Tomboy}}: Less so than Subala, but she still exhibits this.

!!Logg
->Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A simple minded fisherman. Logg uses his boat to transport the Prince around the Feitas river.

* AnchorsAway: He wields the Shenzhen Iron Anchor.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassFamily: Father in one.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Eventually, you learn [[spoiler: he used to smuggle fugitives. Also remember that this is the guy who destroyed a dam by [[RammingAlwaysWorks crashing several explosive boats at its supports]]...''personally''. Looks like there's a reason Kisara marries him after all]].
* BumblingDad
* FishingMinigame: His speciality. A fisherman by trade, he naturally competes in it.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His WeaponOfChoice is an anchor.
* LovableRogue
* MightyGlacier
* ThoseTwoGuys: With his daughter Lun.
* UglyGuyHotWife: In-universe: his wife is considered so smoking hot that people knew of her outside Raftfleet, and she seemingly didn't show any interest in Logg until she abruptly announced they were marrying, provoking other men of Raftfleet into all but ''attacking'' him out of jealousy.
* ZanyScheme

!!Kisara
->Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Logg's wife and Raja's right hand. She keeps her husband and daughter in line.

* ActionMom
* AlmightyMom: Both Logg and Lun do NOT want to cross her.
* BadassFamily: Mother in one.
* BlackMagicianGirl
* CloserToEarth: Compared to her far wackier husband and daughter.
* EpicFlail: She wields a large length of heavy docking rope in combat.
* GagBoobs: She sports a ''seriously'' exaggerated bust.
* HelloNurse: When she was young, she was the desire of all the men in Raftfleet and beyond.
* InnocentInnuendo: Possibly, depending on how you read her FuroScene conversation with Lun and Subala. She may be fully aware of what it sounds like and teasing both of them.
* NumberTwo: She's is the Vice-admiral of Raftfleet and serves as Admiral Raja's aide and second-in-command.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: She keeps this very much a secret and indeed, the announcement of her engagement to Logg lead to him receiving ''death threats''. [[spoiler: The fact that he rammed a flaming, explosive boat ''personally'' against a dam without breaking a sweat might have something to do with it.]]

!!Subala
->Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Lun's best friend / rival and a talented fisherwoman.

* ACupAngst: Has gone from being Lun's friend to her rival based in part on this.
* AmbiguousGender: At first glance, she looks far more like an adolescent ''boy'' than a girl.
* AnimeHair: She sports Dragon Ball Z style spikes.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The Prince must best her in a fishing contest if she is to join.
* {{FanGirl}}: She's instantly smitten with the Prince.
* FishingMinigame: Her speciality, which is staged as a four-way contest between Subala, the Prince, Lun and Logg, complete with lots of {{Trash Talk}}ing and boat ramming.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: She wields a trident in combat.
* TheRival: With Lun, on a variety of matters. Boyfriends, fishing ability, and even boob size.
* {{Sarashi}}
* SecondHandStorytelling: Lun allegedly stole her boyfriend, which kicked off their rivalry, although Lun has no memory of this.
* {{Tomboy}}: ''Definitely''.

!!Sairoh

A skilled merchant living out his retirement in Raftfleet.

* ChinesePeople: Complete with conical straw hat and sake gourd.
* CoolOldGuy
* IntrepidMerchant: In his youth he was a legendary trader, and once recruited, sets up a trading post at the HQ.
* ChainOfDeals: For him to join, it is necessary to buy out the salt in other trading posts so the price sky-rockets. He will then ask how the Prince will rectify this. Sell at least 6 salts immediatly to rebalance the market.
** SoProudOfYou: He then joins immediately, impressed with the young Prince's business acumen.
* GuideDangIt: Like a few other characters in ''5'', his recruitment process is particularly [[TrialAndErrorGameplay specific]].
** At least he's not LostForever unlike other characters.
** Stockpiling salt before undertaking his recruitment will help immensely.
* PromotionToParent: He has taken care of Shinro, his grandson, since the death of his son and daughter-in-law.
* TenMinuteRetirement

!!Shinro

Sairoh's grandson. Shinro seeks to follow in his grandfather's footsteps.

* ChinesePeople
* NiceGuy
* PerpetualSmiler
* RaisedByGrandparents: He was taken in by his grandpa Sairoh, following the death of his parents.
* SignatureDevice: He's never without his trusty abacus.
* WeBuyAnything
* WeSellEverything: Once recruited, his item store carries any item that has been found available in any other item store already visited by the Prince.
** NoHeroDiscount
* WellDoneSonGuy: He wants to be just as good a merchant as Sairoh.

!!Retso

A skilled chef who has devoted his life to looking after his daughter, Shun Min.

* BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats: He was trained by the Black Dragon Clan of chefs, and is one of the 4 masters.
* ChekhovsGun: The legendary recipe he covets, explained below.
* FetchQuest
** MementoMacguffin: He seeks to unlock the mysteries of the legendary ''mythical fish sashimi'', and will only join the Prince if he brings him the ''strange fish'', which can be caught when playing Subala's FishingMiniGame.
* ForegoneConclusion: Players familiar with ''Suikoden 2's'' epic CookingDuel (which occurs ''after'' the events of ''5'') will be familiar with what the future holds for Retso (and Shun Min). [[spoiler: Retso makes progress with the Sashimi, and after the war, he perfects the recipe, and locks it away. Years later, he meets the chef Jinkai, who convinces him to use the recipe. Shun Min disagreed with this and stole the recipe, giving it to her lover, ''Suikoden 2's'' Hai Yo, to keep safe. But [[DoomedByCanon she was killed afterwards]]. Retso blamed Hai Yo for her death and sent members of the Black Dragon Group after him to get the recipe back. But Hai Yo, who had joined Riou's castle in the Dunan Army, [[CookingDuel fought off chef after chef]]. Retso decides to handle things himself, and, using his artlike knife work and presentation skills, hypnotizes the judges to make them think he had made the perfect food. Retso takes the recipe and is about to leave, but Hai Yo tells him the "Moon Bird" recipe is just something to satisfy Jinkai's lust for power. Retso gives Hai Yo another chance, and says he'll return later. After Hai Yo learns Retso's trick, he comes back and Retso fights fair, but loses. Retso realizes Shun Min was right, and returns the recipe to Hai Yo for safekeeping. *Phew*]]
* RecurringCharacter
* TeamChef: His speciality, once recruited.
* UnusualEyebrows: A family trait, shaped like quotation marks.
* YellowPeril: His look, the mustache, the beautiful daughter etc, but not his personality [[spoiler: although maybe in his ''Suikoden 2'' appearance]].

!!Shun Min
->Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP)

Retso's beloved daughter and assistant.

* CheerfulChild
* ChineseGirl
* CloserToEarth: Compared to her father, Retso.
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler: As mentioned in her father Retso's entry above, after the events of ''Suikoden 5'', but before the events of ''Suikoden 2'', she steals the 'Moon Bird' recipe and gives it to chef Hai Yo. However, Jinkai's thugs catch and kill her just as she secrets the recipe away.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Despite raising fish for her father to cook, she feels bad about their fate and is often moved to tears if diners can't finish their meals, feeling that her fish had died for nothing.
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Ugly Guy's Cute Daughter]]
* UnusualEyebrows: Just like her father's.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Stormfist]]

!!Belcoot

A swordsman competing in the Sacred Games in the hopes of outlawing slavery in Falena.

* {{Badass}}
* {{Bishounen}}
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* ChickMagnet: Especially where Marina is concerned.
* ContinuityNod: His Falcon Rune is, to long-time fans, an indicator of his skill, especially as the rune only ever shows up on one genuinely accomplished swordsman/swordswoman in each game.
* GladiatorGames: He was born and raised to be a gladiator in Suikoden's very own [[TheThunderdome Thunderdome]], Stormfist.
** DefectorFromDecadence: However, he soon became jaded with the brutal way his fellow fighters were treated and ran away to Kanakan.
** HesBack: Upon his return to Sol-Falena around the time of the Sacred Games, he began to [[TookALevelInBadass wipe the floor]] with the competition.
** ForGreatJustice: His aim is to win the Sacred Games, and thus marry Princess Lymsleia, to ensure the safety of his fellow gladiators in the future.
* HeroicSpirit
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he's in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* MasterSwordsman: A candidate for "most skilled in the game," along with Georg and Richard.
* MrFanservice: Amongst the hottest guys in the series.
* NiceGuy
* ObliviousToLove: He's very dense when it comes to love and cannot suspect Marina's true feelings for him.
* RescueArc: Stormfist thugs, unhappy with a "foreigner" like Belcoot potentially marrying the Princess, kidnapped him, requiring the Prince and his party to race to the rescue.
** DeclarationOfProtection: Their plan foiled, these same thugs then kidnapped Marina, a local girl friendly with Belcoot to lure him into a trap. He rushed to the rescue with the Prince's help and saved Marina.
* SlippingAMickey: With Marina safe, he prepared himself for the final against Childerich (The Godwin's champion) but he was drugged by [[spoiler: Marina herself (explained in her entry, below)]] and was unable to fight, allowing the Godwin faction victory in the contest.
** EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: He forgives her, and later on (after the coup) points out that this was probably for the best, as the Godwin's would have used some other method, most likely lethal, to get him out of the picture.]]

!!Marina

An employee of the Stormfist inn who is in love with Belcoot.

* ClingyJealousGirl: She certainly doesn't appreciate Hazuki's interest in sparring with Belcoot.
* DoggedNiceGirl: She's clearly in love with Belcoot, although he is fairly oblivious.
** UnwittingPawn: Because of this infatuation, she was seen as a target to eliminate Belcoot by the Godwins.
* {{Meido}}: She works as a maid at the Stormfist Inn.
* {{Oktoberfest}}: Her look, especially in her official art, is that of the typical beer-hall serving girl. She's even drawn with a huge platter of ''wurstl'' in one hand, and 4 tankards of beer in the other.
* TraumaInn: Her speciality once recruited. She runs the HQ inn.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: She was visited by Dolph, who gave her the drug ''Dark Arcanum''. She was desperate for Belcoot ''not'' to marry the Princess and so used the drug to [[SlippingAMickey knock Belcoot out harmlessly]], so that he could lose the final and wouldn't be wed.]]
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:She was devastated when she finds out that Belcoot was injured because of what she did, to the point of letting out a BigNo.]]
** EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: However, this later turns out to be a good thing, as Belcoot notes that the Godwins would have used some other method to get rid of him, and he is lucky to be alive.]]

!!Zegai

A gladiator-slave who fights on behalf of Euram during the Sacred Games.

* {{Badass}}
** BadassBack: His victory pose.
** RatedMForManly
* BarbarianHero
* BigDamnHeroes: He is instrumental in the [[spoiler: Godwin coup, as he is able to fend off Dolph enough for the Prince and Sialeeds to get away]].
* BladeOnAStick: He wields a huge guan dao named Sagami.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* GladiatorGames: He serves as the Barrows family's champion in the Sacred Games.
* HeroicBuild
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* {{Loincloth}}
* MiscarriageOfJustice: He was disqualified from the Games when, supposedly, Armes informants were talking to him about killing the Queen. In reality, they were just talking in the native Armes tongue, but it was enough to have him sentenced to death.
** JustInTime: Luckily, Lady Sialeeds pieces together the story and intervenes to save him.
* OneManArmy: Originally from Armes, he fought off a battalion of 100 Falenan troops whilst poaching across the border.
* SuperSenses: He's able to navigate the North Lunas Woods with no problem, something that only elves are supposed to be able to do. Urda is highly frustrated by this.
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: His speciality. He runs the combat training centre at HQ.
* UnderwearOfPower
* VocalDissonance: He barely speaks, but his high-pitched, perky "Good!" victory quote, does not fit his gruff exterior.

!!Shoon

A gladiator-slave who wants the Prince's help.

* BadassAdorable
* BareFistedMonk: Though he's not a monk.
* CommutingOnABus: He's one of the first Stars of Destiny encountered and is a prominent character early on, but he's actually the ''last'' Star to be recruited towards the very end of the game.
* CuteBruiser
* DuelBoss
* FanBoy: Of Zegai.
* GladiatorGames: He fights at Stormfist to support his poor family.
** GladiatorRevolt: Following Godwin's occupation of Stormfist, he leads a faction of gladiators to safety through the Western Woods and eventually joins the Prince's forces.
* HeroicSpirit
* IHaveAFamily: His family is constantly under watch by his master, so Shoon must obey his master and fight. If he ever tries to flee, his family will be in danger.
* ItsPersonal: Joins the Prince's forces to exact revenge for the cruel treatment of his gladiator comrades.
* KamehameHadoken: His Fierce Tiger Rune.
* KidHero: He's just 14 years old.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: His combo with Nikea consists of them beating the everloving crap out of one enemy.
* ShoutOut: He looks like someone out of SaintSeiya.

!!Gavaya

A perverted warrior from Armes who seeks to enter the Sacred Games, only to be forbidden from doing so due to his nationality.

* CasanovaWannabe: His most overt trait.
* ChivalrousPervert: Even when competing in fighting tournaments he never hurts women, withdrawing every time he was pitted against a female contestant.
* DreadLockRasta: His hair, which is worn in very long auburn dreads.
* DualWielding: He uses double hand-axes named in battle
* FantasticRacism: He had travelled to Falena to compete in the Sacred Games, but being from Armes, he was denied entry.
* FieryRedhead
* GottaCatchEmAll
* HopelessSuitor: For ''every'' woman he meets, unfortunately.
* GladiatorGames: He is well-known in various fighting circuits and tourneys.
* {{Lolicon}}: He's madly in love with Princess Lymsleia, and she's only ''ten''.
* LovableSexManiac: He's not such a bad guy once you get past his quirks.

!!Nikea

An empty headed warrior who was denied entry into the Sacred Games because of her gender.

* ActionGirl
* BareFistedMonk: She specializes in unarmed combat.
* BareYourMidriff
* BigEater: As is required for someone of her musculature. Mentioned by both Oboro and Retso (the TeamChef, no less).
* [[BodyGuardBabes Body Guard Babe]]: After first meeting in Stormfist, the Prince then encounters her in Lelcar, where she is working as Orok's bodyguard.
** DefeatMeansFriendship: After an initial fight during the Lelcar conscripted boys RescueArc, and a subsequent one-on-one duel, she joins the Prince.
* BoisterousBruiser
* CombinationAttack: With Shoon.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite her cheerful and oblivious nature, she is one of the game's best fighters. She hits hard and can combo up to 5 times if you raise her technique.
* DuelBoss
* FunPersonified: She's consistantly upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic.
* GladiatorGames: She's a professional fighter, making a good living from competing.
* HeroicBuild
* HotBlooded: She can be pretty feisty.
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
* LargeHam: It's hilariously easy to tell when she's going to use a 'Special' attack during her one-on-one battle against the Prince.
** CallingYourAttacks: Her specials all have ridiculous names!
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Her combination attack with Shoon, which is only available when they're both in berserk status, basically consists of the two of them going to town on one enemy.
* OhCrap: A pretty funny one comes after the fight in Lelcar when she realizes she just attacked the Prince of Falena (Not stupidity on her part, she had only seen him once before and the prince was in disguise at the time).
--> '''Nikea''': Uh oh...! That means... I conked the Prince in the head! They'll throw me in the Feitas (river) for sure!
* StrawFeminist: She didn't realize women were forbidden to compete in the Sacred Games, and launches into a confused rant, since she says, in Falena, women have the power.
** IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Despite the spirited protestations, she didn't even know that the prize, aside from fame and glory, was that the winner would ''marry'' the Princess.
** SheIsTheKing: Sialeeds almost wishes Nikea ''was'' a man, because, if she was married to Lym, she figures there would always be something interesting going on.

!!Murad
->Voiced by: Creator/IsseiFutamata (JP), Creator/KimStrauss (EN)

A doctor who travels throughout the Queendom.

* DressedToHeal: In his lab-coat.
* LooksLikeCesare
* MagicAntidote: He worked hard to create an antidote to Raging Nostrum, the Nether Gate drug that drives the consumer into an uncontrollable killing frenzy and leads to death.
* TheMedic: Alongside Silva.
* TheSmartGuy

!!Egbert Aethelbald
->Voiced by: Atsushi Satou (JP)

A mad man who claims to be a member of the family who ruled Stormfist before [[BerserkButton THOSE! FILTHY! GODWINS!]]

* BettingMiniGame: His speciality. Once recruited, he can be challenged to a game of draughts (checkers) for potch.
* BlingOfWar: His military uniform and hat reference the British Army's Rifles Regiment circa early 1800's.
* BlueBlood: The ancient Aethelbald family can trace their line of descent even earlier than the Falenan Royal Family. His valuable family tree document acts as a PlotCoupon when recruiting Raven.
* CavalryOfficer: His position in battle, once recruited.
* CloudCuckoolander: He's ''definitely'' eccentric, if not borderline [[TheMentallyDisturbed insane]] and lives a [[BeneathTheEarth troglodyte existence]] in the sewers beneath Stormfist.
** BerserkButton: His mad, ranting neuroses are triggered by any mention on the Godwins.
* ClusterFBomb: As seen when he launches into a venom-spewed diatribe on the Godwin family.
* ConspiracyTheorist
* FunnySchizophrenia: He seems to flit instantly between being calm and polite, to a foaming lunatic if the Godwins enter his head.
** CrazyAwesome
* HotBlooded: In war battles, and whenever on a Godwin hating rant.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: He is a member of the once proud Aethelbald family, which collapsed over one hundred years ago due to the machinations of the Godwin family.
* LongSpeechTeaTime: In order for him to join, the player must politely listen to his (long) rant about the Godwins, without out pressing ANY button to speed up the dialogue. Fortunately, he's not LostForever if you screw up.
* MeaningfulName: Aethelbald is the anglo-saxon name of two English kings and an archbishop.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: His personality when he's calm.
* RantInducingSlight: We can't mention this enough: All it takes is the word "Godwin" to trigger an epic rant.
* TalkativeLoon: He apparently says FILTHY DEVILS! over 100 times just walking around one corner of the sewer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Haud Village]]

!!Josephine
->Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP)

A beautiful (but haughty) fashionista living in Haud. [[spoiler: Really Shuya Valya's younger sister, who left Armes to get out of her brother's shadow.]]

* ActionFashionista
* BlueBlood
* TheCastShowoff: Her personal [[UselessUsefulSpell Red Rose Rune attack]] sees the screen darken and a spotlight land on her whilst she pirouettes into battle for a combo attack. The trade-off is that the other party members are unimpressed with her show-boating and enter a "grumpy" status.
* TheFashionista: So she thinks. In fact, she will only join the Prince if he is accompanied by others she considers fellow "fashion divas", namely Sialeeds or Sharmista.
* TheFightingNarcissist: She's the first lady narcissist available for the active party.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: Her outfit and hair-style (or perhaps wig) reference the opulently decadent Georgian era, including:
** CollaredByFashion: She wears a velvet choker incorporating a small rose motif.
** FluffyFashionFeathers: She wears a fascinator with two huge, white feathers projecting from it.
** PimpedOutDress
** ParasolOfPrettiness: (but see below)
** RegalRinglets: Her hair (or perhaps powdered wig) is piled up in a huge coiffure of ringlets.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Whereas her fellow narcissist Esmeralda was obsessed with her own beauty, Josephine is wrapped up in her own sense of style.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the Prince interacts with her.
* ParasolOfPain: She wields a spike-tipped parasol named Melusine like a [[RoyalRapier fencing foil]] in combat.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* RoyalBrat: She is ''particularly'' caustic if the Prince attempts to recruit her without Sialeeds present, and is appalled at his apparent lack of fashion sense. She does mellow a little once recruited.
* TheRunaway: [[spoiler: It turns out that she has run away from Armes as she felt unappreciated and in her brother Shula's shadow.]]
* ShoutOut: She's possibly named after Napolean Bonaparte's wife, the first Empress of France.
** She also seems to have aspects of MarieAntoinette.

!!Bastan

An art appraiser working in Haud. He is depressed because Lord Barows is forcing him to claim the things created by the people of Haud are art.

* TheEeyore: He's not the happiest guy around.
* FetchQuest: Like all other appraisers in the series, he must be brought a certain mystery item in order for him join.
** MementoMacGuffin: The item in question is a painting by the legendary artist, Ivanov, of ''Suikoden 1'' fame.
* GrailInTheGarbage: The painting in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
* {{Hustler}}: He views himself as something of a conman, especially amongst the wealthy, gullible citizens of Haud, as he has no real interest in appraising. Given the quality of 'art' by the 'artists' of Haud, it's not hard to see why.
** IHaveAFamily: He keeps up the facade to support his family.

!!Cornelio

A composer who has tamed Do Re Mi elves to act as an orchestra.

* AmbiguouslyHuman: He bears a rather creepy resemblance to the Do Re Mi elves he covets.
* BattleThemeMusic: Having him in your party changes the battle music to a more orchestral piece.
* CartoonConductor
* MonsterRoommate: He had assembled a bizarre orchestra of (normally dangerous) Do Re Mi elves in his Haud Village home, which were defeated and dispersed by the Prince when he entered his house.
** FetchQuest: Furious at this, he demands that the Prince return his elves one by one, thereby PuttingTheBandBackTogether.
* MusicAndSoundEffects: His speciality - talking to him lets the player hear the various tunes used throughout the game.
** BattleThemeMusic: Having him in the active party remix's the battle music to a more classical variation.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Type 2!
* SummonMagic: He wields the unique Do Re Mi Rune, which allows him to summon Do Re Mi elves to attack or put enemies to sleep.
* SourSupporter: He has a habit of refering to nearly all other members of the Prince's army as "mediocrities". He's not a bad person, however, just really, really, ''really'' proud of his musical talent to the point of narcissism.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Has this dynamic with Josephine.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lordlake]]

!!Talgeyl

The mayor of Lordlake. He has managed to keep the town together despite the hardships faced since the Rebellion.

* MayorOfAGhostTown: Following the incineration of Lordlake by Queen Arshtat.
* NiceHat: He sports a large straw hat, which seem to be common attire amongst the people of Lordlake.
* OlderAndWiser: Once recruited, he provides the Prince with sage council.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SpotOfTea: He enjoys taking tea with Raja.
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, he gratefully joins his cause.

!!Goesch

A farmer from Lordlake and an outspoken critic of Arshtat.

* BigGuy
* CarryABigStick: More like ''tree branch''.
* FarmBoy
* FieryRedhead
* GreenThumb: His speciality. He sets up a little farm at the HQ, complete with a vegetable patch and fruit orchard.
* GrumpyBear: He gets a ''lot'' nicer when he finds out the royal family wasn't entirely responsible for Lordlake's plight.
* InHarmonyWithNature
* NiceHat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
* PatrioticFervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, he mellows out and joins his cause.

!!Toma
->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP)

A child living in Lordlake who hates Arshtat.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: He's certainly got a lot of pluck, even venturing into the dangerous Withered Forest to find water.
* BigBrotherMentor: To all of the Lordlake kids.
* BrattyHalfPint: You may get an urge to hit him when you initially meet him.
* MouthyKid
* NiceHat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
* PatrioticFervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
* TagalongKid: After the Prince promises to return water to Lordlake, he insists on helping out.
** StolenGoodReturnedBetter: Once this is achieved, he joins the Prince's cause.
* {{Tsundere}}
* UnwantedRescue: He's thoroughly ''unhappy'' when the Prince saves him from a pack of marauding Ulse.
** TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Voicing his disgust about the treatment of Lordlake by the Queen afterwards.

!!Silva
->Voiced by: Kazuto Okada (JP)

A doctor who works in Lordlake despite a royal decree making it a crime for her to do so.

* AmicablyDivorced: [[spoiler: From Galleon.]]
* DressedToHeal: Complete with lab-coat.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* TheMedic: Once recruited, she serves as the Prince's army physician, [[spoiler: healing Lyon when she is badly injured by Dolph.]]
* ShootTheMessenger: Initially, she reserves particular contempt for the Prince, using him as a whipping post to voice her feelings about the treatment of Lordlake by the Queen.
* TheSnarkKnight: She ostensibly lacks ''any'' form of bedside manner.
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, she mellows and joins his cause.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lelcar]]

!!Wasil
->Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP)

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He supports the Prince.

* CharacterFilibuster: When he first encounters the Prince, who is incognito at the time, he blurts out his identity (several times) and has to be hushed by Kyle.
* TheGoodChancellor: He's the leader of the Central islet, which traditionally supports the Royal Family.
* {{Mediator}}: His thankless job is to mediate between the factions on Lelcar and their disagreeing leaders, Orok and Volga.
* NiceGuy
* RescueArc: He calls for the Prince's aid after Godwin, via Orok of the western islet, starts to forcibly recruit young Lelcar men to support their cause.

!!Volga

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He's the most hotblooded of the three.

* AFatherToHisMen: He helped raise Lelcar orphans in days gone by, including Kyle.
* BoisterousBruiser
* ForGreatJustice: He has a genuine sense of responsibility and devotion to his morals.
* TheGoodChancellor: He's the leader of the Eastern islet, which predominantly supports either the Prince or the Barows faction.
* HotBlooded
* RescueArc: He supports the Prince and Wasil in their attempts to halt Orok's recruitment drive, mentioned above.

!!Orok

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He has sided with the Godwin faction.

* HeadInTheSandManagement: Initially. He is the leader of the Western Islet, which solidly follows the Godwins.
* DirtyBusiness
* HeelFaceTurn
* NecessarilyEvil
** IDidWhatIHadToDo: He knows that his position would make him seem an enemy to the others of Lelcar, but he knows there is no other choice. If Zahhak was allowed to do things directly, things would be a lot worse. He's eventually proven right.
* RescueArc: The Prince finds Orok and the conscripted boys. After the Prince defeats his hired bodyguard, Nikea, Orok relents and allows the Prince to take the boys.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He disappears mysteriously just before the successful completion of Lelcar's rebuilding, and was not seen again.
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Zahak, angry at Orok's betrayal, sets fire to Lelcar despite promising to leave the town alone.
** HeelFaceTurn: Having witnessed the above, Orok respectfully joins the Prince.

!!Mohsen

An armorer who supports the Godwin faction, at least until he realizes how ruthless they are.

* ElementalCrafting: He's an armorer and once recruited, opens a store at castle HQ.
* [[FatGirl Fat Guy]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He genuinely supported the Godwin ideals and not just because they spent a fortune at his store. Their monstrous actions in Lelcar soon change his mind, though you can convince him a lot sooner by spending a lot of money at his store.
* NoHeroDiscount
* ShoutOut: It could be unintentional, but he's a dead-ringer for Dr Phil.
* WeBuyAnything
* WeSellEverything: He sells armor that is available from any other armor store already visited.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sable]]

!!Dinn

A warrior in service to the Lord of Sable.

* {{Badass}}
** BackToBackBadasses: His unite attack with Belcoot.
* ClearTheirName: He helps the Prince [[ClearMyName clear his name]] when Roy, who is the Prince's CriminalDoppelganger, gives the Prince a bad name through his misdeeds in the region.
* DevotedToYou: He cares for Solis's daughter Salisha above all else, and thinks Mathias and Isato's loyalties towards Isabel and Haswar (respectively) are the same. They set him straight in an optional bath scene.
* {{Hachimaki}}
* HeroesPreferSwords: He wields a katana named Shamz al-Zuha, a name taken from ''1001 Arabian Nights''.
* NervesOfSteel
* TheStoic: Very much so, he's consistantly stern and steely.
* UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast: Sable has a definite, Moroccan/Arabian feel to it.

!!Solis Raulbel

The Lord of Sable and an early supporter of the Prince.

* BeleagueredBureaucrat
* BlueBlood: He is the Lord of Sable.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: He is among one of the few of the nobility in Falena that has not “rotted to the core,” according to Sialeeds.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* TimeToStepUpCommander

!!Roy
->Voiced by: Creator/JunkoMinagawa (JP)

A bandit with an uncanny resemblance to the Prince.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Quickly develops a crush on Lyon, while completely failing to notice that Faylen has a crush on ''him''.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When challenging the Prince, he proclaims that he'll take his place if he wins. [[spoiler: If he '''does''' win the duel, it leads to a Bad End where he knocked him into a coma and is ''forced'' to take his place, masquerading as the Prince until his untimely death.]] Even if he loses, this still becomes his job, such as in the New Queen's Campaign where he's given command of the Army.
* {{Bishonen}}
* BoxedCrook: When he is brought back to Sable after he is defeated, he agrees to join the Prince and pose as a body double in exchange for his two comrades being pardoned.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a bit of a clown, but he is as skilled a warrior as he is an actor, and when the chips are down, he is perhaps the ''most'' courageous member of the Prince's army.
* CriminalDoppelganger: When first encountered, he's masquerading as the Prince because Euram hired him to smear his name. He agreed to do it because he hated the Prince.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DontYouDarePityMe: Lyon's speech about blaming others due to his hard childhood. It gets him all fired up.
* DuelBoss
* [[spoiler:EvilTwin: The only one who can instantly recognizes him as a fake is Lyon.]]
* EyesOfGold: He has these when you first meet him probably for the PLAYER to tell the difference between him and the Prince. Any other time that he is in costume, or out of it, his eyes are a bluish-gray same as the Prince.
* HeroicSacrifice: In one path (see KilledOffForReal), he knowingly walks into a rigged duel in the Prince's place, ''wins'' the duel, then gets shot full of arrows. [[spoiler: And he still gets the last laugh, as the Dragon Cavalry arrive when he breathes his last.]]
* ItAmusedMe: Claims this as his motivation for [[spoiler: impersonating the Prince]]. Lyon calls him on it.
* KilledOffForReal: If [[spoiler: you choose to defend your base rather than abandon it]]. You receive several warnings about taking this course of action beforehand, [[spoiler: because Roy's death locks you out of the reward you get for recruiting all 108 stars]].
* LargeHam: Twice when acting as the prince's doppelganger after joining your army. The first is when he acts as a decoy, which Raja actually approves of since it helps him stand out and draw attention away from the real prince. The second is during a campaign battle, where he throws in some hilarious SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe into the mix. The best part? [[spoiler: Alenia]] bought it hook, line, and sinker.
* MagikarpPower: He's the only one, aside from the prince, who can equip and use the skill "[[InfinityPlusOneSword Royal Paradise.]]"
* PeekABangs
* TheRival: Considers the prince this, especially about Lyon.

!!Faylen
->Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylon's sister. She has a crush on Roy.

* ClingyJealousGirl
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Dark reddish-purple hair and eyes.
* FastballSpecial
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: While the player can recruit her and Faylon at the same time as Roy, they can also be left behind and recruited later... unless you wait too long, in which case [[spoiler: they die during New Armes' assault on Sable. If this occurs, they're buried at your base's cemetery]].
* [[spoiler: PaperThinDisguise - She was ''supposed'' to disguise herself as Lyon for the plot, but that fell through when Roy laughed at her disguise.]]
* StreetUrchin
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: If Roy dies, then who is the last girl he sees as he dies? ''Lyon''.]]
** [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend: If she and Roy both survive.]]

!!Faylon
->Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylen's brother. He's the most even-tempered of the three.

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Same as his sister.
* FastballSpecial: His unite attack with Faylen consists of him throwing his sister onto the enemy.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: As seen in his unite attack with his sister, which sees him hurl Faylen at the enemies.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Non-romantic, brother-sister version.
* NiceHat / HeadPet: There's a bird on his head.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: See above with his sister.]]
* [[spoiler: PaperThinDisguise: Was supposed to masquerade as Georg Prime, but ripped his costume while trying it on.]]
* PowerFist: He wields a huge metal glove in combat named Clobberific.
* StoutStrength
* StreetUrchin
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Island Nations Federation]]

!!Skald Egan
->Voiced by: Creator/JunichiSuwabe (JP)

An admiral of the Island Nations who represents his country in negotiations with Falena.

* {{Badass}}
** {{Ambadassador}}: He is the official representative of the Island Nations, an area thoroughly realized in ''Suikoden 4''.
* BoisterousBruiser
* TheCaptain: He is is the Captain of the flagship of the Obel Maritime Fleet.
* ContinuityNod: The Island Nations story arc references ''Suikoden 4'' a good deal. His ship is the "Lino En Kuldes", named after the King of Obel appearing in that game.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He is Ferid's father, but like his son, kept their familial relationship a secret so as not to arouse fears that the Island Nations Federation held an undue influence over the Falena Queendom.]]
* FlawExploitation: He takes advantage of his daughter Bernadette's steely adherence to procedure, cajoling her into going along with his schemes by presenting a much wilder option so she will compromise and go for a subtler approach, but still go ahead with it. He wins either way.
* GondorCallsForAid: Usually, he remains HeroicNeutral on international matters, but after the Prince helps to stop a group of pirates from burning down the Nirva Lighthouse in his territory, he joins the Prince's cause.
* IShallTauntYou: He is ''constantly'' bantering with his daughter Bernadette, and arguably goes a little far sometimes but he is well meaning, and his teasing is likely done as a [[SecretTestOfCharacter secret test of her character]].
* MilitaryMaverick: He is often at odds with the Obel Maritime Council, and does things without their approval, much to Bernadette's disapproval.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler: His son Ferid, daughter Bernadette, grand-daughter Lymsleia and he all share similar features, hair and eye colouring.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and daughter Bernadette exhibit this. He's constantly bantering with her, whereas she is steely and serious.

!!Bernadette Egan
->Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP)

Skald's daughter, who is sent to assist the Prince as an unofficial show of support.

* ActionGirl
* CloserToEarth: Compared to her rambunctious father.
* ConsummateProfessional
* HelloNurse: Kyle and Wasil are quite taken with her after she joins.
* TheLancer: She serves as her father Skald's adjutant.
* MagicKnight: She is equally skilled in both magic and combat.
* KnifeNut: She wields throwing knives in combat.
* SecretOtherFamily: [[spoiler: She has no idea that Ferid is her brother and that the Prince is therefore, her nephew.]]
* TheStoic
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler: Her father, brother Ferid, niece Lymsleia and she all share similar features, hair and eye colouring.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: She and her father Skald. He's constantly bantering with her, whereas she is steely and serious.

!!Yahr
->Voiced by: Hideki Tanaka (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with his partner, Nellis.

* AnimeHair: He sports a crown of spikes, with a shoulder-length mullet. In silver.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: He loves Chisato's puppet shows.
* ContinuityNod: His whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in ''Suikoden Tactics''.
* DualWielding: He wields twin swords in combat.
* FetchQuest
** DismantledMacGuffin: He was sent on a special mission to find and gather the few remaining Rune Cannon shells for the Island Nations.
** DestroyTheEvidence: He comes to realise the danger that rune cannons present, and views them as a bad influence. He even went so far as to not report and even destroy rune cannons he finds.

!!Nelis
->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with her partner, Yahr.

* ContinuityNod: Her whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in ''Suikoden Tactics''
* FamousAncestor: She is descended from Pablo of ''Suikoden 4'' fame, the mage responsable for aiding the creation of rune cannons over 150 years prior.
** TheAtoner: She joins Yahr's missions to make up for the misdeeds of her ancestor.
* FetchQuest
** DismantledMacGuffin: She accompanies Yahr on his special mission, detailed above.
** DestroyTheEvidence: She helps Yahr to this end.
* TheHardHat: She wears a peculiar (and not especially flattering) bullet-shaped helmet incorporating a cape.
* NumberTwo: She is Yahr's adjutant.

!!Chisato
->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP)

A shy ventriloquist with the ability to mimic any voice.

* ActualPacifist
* FriendToAllChildren
* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: In-universe example. She's normally shy and quiet, but whenever she gets "into character" (for her puppet shows or anything else), she can be quite excitable and energetic.
* GirlNextDoor
* PuppetShows
** HandPuppet: Her speciality. She loves to entertain children.
** ContinuityNod: Her puppet shows reference the Island Nation's historical events played out in ''Suikoden 4'', with one starring the pirate Brandeau and Princess Flare of Obel.
* TheRedBaron: She's known as "the woman of 1000 voices", which is itself a ShoutOut to Mel Blanc, the legendary cartoon voice actor with a seemingly endless repertoire.
* ShrinkingViolet: Despite her performing talents, she's painfully shy.
* VoiceChangeling: She is integral to the Island Nation RescueArc, when pirates hold a child [[HostageSituation hostage]] in exchange for the release of their captain. Bernadette disguises her as the captain using a hood, and with her amazing talent for mimicry, she fools the pirates and the boy is rescued.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The New Armes Kingdom]]

!!Shula Valya

An enigmatic commander in the Armes army.

* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler: Josephine is his runaway little sister.]]
* AmbiguouslyGay
* BeautyMark: Just below his left eye.
* {{Bishounen}}
* BodyguardBabes: Sharmista and Nifsara are his personal protectors.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Especially if you're Cius, who refers to him as an "androgynous freak".
* EnigmaticMinion: Starts off as one.
* OfficerAndAGentleman: He is extremely polite, even in his capacity as Armes Marine corp commander, and refuses to deploy his troops against the Prince.
* SimSimSalabim: His look (and that of most Armes characters) seems to owe its origns to the Indian subcontinent. Also, his family clan is called "Madras", which is a city in the south of India.
* TechnicalPacifist: Despite his comrades from Armes joining the Godwins in the fight against the Prince, it is revealed that he actually wanted the Prince's Army to triumph in order to foster peaceful relations with Armes.

!!Sharmista

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her sense of fashion.

* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Nifsara's red.
* [[BodyguardBabes Bodyguard Babe]]: She is Shula's secretary and protector.
* TheFashionista: She impresses even Josephine with her sense of style.
* HelloNurse: Her beauty garners a lot of attention throughout the Prince's Army, especially from Kyle who expressed an interest in her.
* PurityPersonified
* RingsOfDeath: She wields a Chakram in exactly the same manner as Sialeeds.
* SimSimSalabim
** MeaningfulName: In reference to the above, her weapon upgrades as: Agneya, Asani, Sudarsana. The names refer to Hindu deities of war.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Combat-wise; to Sialeeds. She not only uses the same weapon and has similar stats, she even replaces Sialeeds in [[CombinationAttack Unite Attacks]]. [[spoiler: Also, Sialeeds' lover is also attracted to her.]]
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Nifsara

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her love of {{Bishounen}}.

* BeautyMark: Below her left eye.
* BladeOnAStick: She wields a long spear.
* [[BodyguardBabes Bodyguard Babe]]: She is Shula's other protector.
* FemmeFatale: Her vibe.
* LovableSexManiac: She is well known to chase after pretty young boys, which is the reason she joined the incredibly {{Bishounen}} Shula's brigade in the first place, and is in hog heaven at the castle HQ.
* ReallyGetsAround: Lelei brands her a "harlot" in minutes of meeting her.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Sharmista's blue.
* {{Shotacon}}: She likes her boys young and cute, even lamenting to the Prince that he will eventually grow older and more masculine.
* SimSimSalabim
** MeaningfulName: In reference to the above, her weapon upgrades as: Shataghanta, Shakti, Pinaka. Each of these refers to aspects of Hindu mythology.
* [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats Sisterhood Of Funny Hats]]: Once recruited, she forms a (slightly ridiculous) secret society with Linfa called the ''Secret Alliance for the Protection of Pretty Hunks In Real Endangerment (SAPPHIRE)'' whose motto is ''Observe! Protect! Observe Some More!!''
* TheTease

!!Maha Sparna
->Voiced by: Kazuko Okada (JP)

An Armes General who allies with the Godwin faction.

* TheBaroness
* DirtyCoward: Following defeat by the Prince's army after her misjudged alliance with the Godwins, she destroyed the Sable-Armes border gate in order to ensure that she would not be pursued. Her cowardly actions trapped the Southern Mountain Corp and made their retreat impossible, [[spoiler: leading directly to Jidan's death and her own disgrace and eventual execution back home.]]
** HumiliationConga
* EvilMatriarch: Of the Armes Darja Clan.
* EvilPlan: She rides into battle when Godwin makes a deal with Armes. If Armes will help subjugate the Prince's forces, then Armes will gain all former Barows territory after the war ends. [[spoiler: She attacks the Castle HQ, but finds the castle empty. The Prince then counter-attacks with the aid of the Dragon Cavalry and by activating the sluice gate on Ceras Lake to flood the castle. Most of the Armes troops are useless, abandoning their weapons to escape the flooding castle.]]
* IceQueen
* SimSimSalabim: Her look (and that of most Armes characters) seems to owe its origins to the Indian subcontinent.

!!Jidan Guisu
->Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

Maha Sparna's right hand.

* AnAxeToGrind: He wields a huge axe.
* TheBerserker: [[spoiler: Having been abandoned by Maha, and thoroughly trounced by the Prince, he makes one last ditch attempt at victory, but is slain in combat]].
* DastardlyWhiplash: His look, although ''fat bastardly''-whiplash is probably more apt.
* FatBastard: He's bloody enormous.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: following Maha's cowardice, detailed above.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler: If you choose to stay in the castle, he's the one who delivers the killng blow to Roy.]]
* NumberTwo: To Maha Sparna.
* SimSimSalabim: His look (and that of most Armes characters) seems to owe its origins to the Indian subcontinent.
* VillainousGlutton: His first move in each conquered city is to loot food.

!!Nakula

An Armes soldier who seeks to avenge his father, who was killed by a Nether Gate assassin.

* {{Badass}}
* BigGuy
* BladeOnAStick: He wields the God Spear.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a X shaped scar on his forehead.
* GottaCatchEmAll: There's only a relatively short time window to recruit him and his out-of-the-way placement doesn't help. [[spoiler: You have to recruit him to properly recruit Sagiri, however.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: He is persuaded to join the Prince as he too is out to destroy Nether Gate (see below).
* HeroicBuild
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Nakula has an estranged twin brother. They had a falling out over Nakula's bloody quest for vengeance.
* ThePromise: A dark take. [[spoiler: At the end of the game, he promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.]]
* {{Revenge}}
** YouKilledMyFather: After his father was murdered by [[spoiler: Sagiri whilst she was still a child assassin of Nether Gate]], he swore vengeance and vowed to bring down the entire organization.
** RevengeBeforeReason
* SociopathicHero: While on the Prince's side, he's still a bloodthirsty asshole. Justified by both his backstory and the fact that its pretty clear his vengeance is all he has left.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: He follows Sagiri around, and is often found waiting outside whatever room she is in. This becomes particularly poignant at moments such as before massive battles, where most of the characters are spending time with their friends and loved ones. Nakula has nothing left but his hatred, and Sagiri is a living symbol of that hate.
* UndeathlyPallor: His skin is an odd, sickly colour, which lends him a slightly unsettling look.
* VillainousValour: While fighting for Armes he holds off the entire Falenan army, seemingly to buy his lord a chance to escape. Lord Solis rewards Nakula's bravery by sparing his life and having him treated for his wounds.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Of a sort. He was wounded in the initial battle with Armes, however his reason for fighting so recklessly was not out of loyalty to Jidan Guisu, but in order to become [[ConvenientComa injured/captured]] so he'd have to stay in Falena and could therefore pursue his father's killer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Elves, Dwarves, Monsters and Beavers]]

!!Isato
->Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

Haswar's elven bodyguard.

* BaldOfAwesome
* BigDamnHeroes: After the [[spoiler: Godwin coup]], he bravely helps the Prince's party escape by bringing them through an elven path that crossed the North Lunas Woods.
* BlackSheep: How he is viewed by fellow elf, Urda, who thinks he should return to Alseid away from the "barbarous humans".
* TheChampion: To Lady Haswar. He is ''incredibly'' protective of her wellbeing.
* HiddenElfVillage: He hails from the secret village of Alseid, accessible only to elves.
* ForestRanger: When he catches Logg and Lun panning for gold in the sacred Lunas river, he advocates strict punishment to be taken against the Raftfleet father and daughter so as to set an example to others.
* InHarmonyWithNature
* NatureHero: He originally became a cleric in order to preserve the North Woods of Lunas from gold mining which would have had dire consequences for the ecosystem as well as the elven village of Alseid, from which he hails.
* NumberTwo: He is Lady Haswar's second in command.
* ThePaladin: He is the head cleric of the Lunas enclave.
* PointyEars
* PlatonicLifePartners: In a bath scene with Mathias and Dinn, he notes that his loyalty to Haswar had nothing to do with gender or romance.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Lady Haswar. He will only join the Prince's cause when she does.

!!Urda
->Voiced by: Creator/SayakaOhara (JP)

An elven woman who wants Isato to return to their people.

* AbsoluteXenophobe: Her defining characteristic.
* BareYourMidriff
* FantasticRacism
** HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Oh boy, she really, ''really'' hates humans and is conspicuous amongst the Suikoden series' elf population in her [[AbsoluteXenophobe absolute xenophobia.]] Oboro indicates during his investigation of her that he actually agrees with her assessment of humans, despite being human himself. Considering his backstory, it's not really a surprise.
* GoodIsNotNice:
* IceQueen: Without a hint of defrosting.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Very much her way of thinking.
* PointyEars: Of course.
* SourSupporter: To an ''unbelievable'' degree. She only joins the Prince's Loyalist Army along with Isato and Haswar in order to ensure the former's safety amongst what she considered to be barbarians.

!!Gunde
->Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP), Creator/KimStrauss (EN)

Logg's former partner-in-crime.

* BeneathTheEarth: His home at the Dwarf Camp.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: His friendship with Logg.
* DropTheHammer: He wields a large mining pick in battle.
* GreatEscape: He's integral in helping to recruit Lucretia during the [[TheAlcatraz Agate Prison]] RescueArc, making good use of his digging skills.
* LittlePeople
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The Suikoden series' take on the dwarfish race as expected, (although slightly more whimsical than other examples), being stout, gruff, good at digging, with a fondness for gemstones etc.
* MadeOfIron: His hit points are predictably high.

!!Dongo

An apprentice blacksmith.

* TheApprentice
* BeneathTheEarth: His home at the Dwarf Camp.
* ButtMonkey: His boss, Wabon, treats him very badly and actually fires him for pursuing his interest in upgrading weapons.
** AdoptTheDog: Realising his use, the Prince takes him on as the castle HQ blacksmith shortly after.
* TheBlacksmith: His speciality, he runs the smithy at castle HQ once recruited.
* LittlePeople
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: See Gunde's entry, above.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: He can level up character's weapon abilities.
** FetchQuest: His sharpening abilities increase if the hero brings him various power hammers - Iron, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

!!Wabon
->Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A master blacksmith and the apparent leader of the Dwarf Camp.

* BadBoss: He treats Dongo very harshly, even firing him for his interest in forging weapons.
* BeneathTheEarth: His home at the Dwarf Camp.
* TheBlacksmith: His speciality, he has the Forge skill that allows you to sharpen weapons anywhere, making him the first smith available for combat since ''Suikoden 1''.
* TheEngineer: His other specialty is mining carts. His carts can take the player as far west as Sauronix Castle, or to the castle HQ.
* GrumpyOldMan
* LittlePeople
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: See Gunde's entry, above.
* OldMaster: He is one of the Dwarf elders.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: He can level up character's weapon abilities from within the active party.
* WrenchWhack: He wields a huge wrench in combat.

!!Zunda

A dwarf with a fondness for windows.

* ApronMatron: Her look, albeit a miniaturized version.
* BeneathTheEarth: Her home at the Dwarf Camp.
* CoolBigSis: How she is viewed by her fellow dwarves.
* FantasticRacism: Initially she had little respect for humans, typically referring to everyone as just 'human'.
* GottaCatchEmAll
** GuideDangIt: In an iteration of the ''Suikoden'' series that features some ''major'' TrialAndErrorGameplay recruitment across the board, hers is perhaps the most specific, requiring a preternatural level of farsightedness. She must be accompanied to a ''specific'' [[spoiler: 1F window at the Lunas enclave]] before she'll join and given the amount of buildings with windows in the game, this seems ''incredibly'' abstruse.
* LittlePeople
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Averted in her case. She's a relatively rare example of a ''female'' member of a group often depicted as a OneGenderRace.
* VideoGameInterfaceElements: Her speciality. She can change the colour (and design) of the in-game menu windows.

!!Bergen

A dwarf who is being taught magic by Levi.

* TheApprentice: Under Levi.
* CheerfulChild
* DoggedNiceGuy: Poor Bergen. His "training" consists of him digging out magic orbs in exchange for seeing some of Levi's magic.
* InformedAttractiveness: A young dwarf, he is considered attractive amongst his kind, or so he claims.
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* LittlePeople
** OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: He represents an example of a dwarven child.
* TreasureHunter: His speciality. He has the Treasure Hunt skill that increases the war trophies after battle.

!!Byakuren

A serpent living in Ceras Lake.

* BondCreatures: Once recruited.
* FriendlyRivalry: Being a female creature, she considers Miroon and Flail as her rivals in love.
* MeaningfulName: Her name translates to "white lotus" from Japanese.
* MonsterAllies
* SeaMonster
** StockNessMonster: She's a giant, white serpent and has lived in the depths of Ceras Lake for over 100 years.
* SnakesAreSexy
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: She was understandably furious about her Ceras Lake home being drained, and attacks the Prince on the HQ jetty.
** DefeatMeansFriendship: Once defeated, it is revealed she does not want to leave her home and so joins the Prince's cause, if you have Genoh or Levi recruited.
*** This doesn't stop her from occasionally disrupting Subala's fishing minigame, and no, you can't catch the giant snake with your fishing rod.

!!Genoh

An elderly, sentient, giant tortoise.

* AbsentMindedProfessor: His advanced age means he has trouble recalling anything in particular.
* BondCreatures: Once recruited.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: He ''insists'' on his potential companions having respect for the elderly and this shows up in his recruitment process, where the Prince must be accompanied by an "old" character (Levi, Alhazred etc) who is leveled up to at least 95% of the Prince's current level.
** ContinuityNod: If the player brings [[OlderThanTheyLook ambiguously old]] character like Jeane or Zerase instead, he will sense an old person but will feel mistaken because they look young!
* MightyGlacier: Has very high base HP, Def, and Mdef, and his skills enhance them.
* [[MistakenForGods Mistaken For A God]]: He is deeply respected by all beavers, who refer to him as "Boss".
* MonsterAllies: He's a giant tortoise.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As seen when he requests a decade or so in order to converse with older members of the Prince's army.
* ShroudedInMyth: He is regarded as something of a myth, with only Fuwalafuwalu's father claiming to have met him in living memory.
* SquashedFlat: His "Oops!" unite attack with Viki sees her teleport him (accidently) upside down a few feet above the enemy. He crashes down, crushing them shell-first.
* TranslatorBuddy: He acts as this for Byakuren, impressing on her the heroic nature of the Prince's cause, which helps to convince her to join.
* TurtlePower: He has more HP, strength, luck, and magic defense than most characters.

!!Fuwalafuwalu
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeKishio (JP)

The leader of Beaver Lodge.

* AnatomyArsenal: The beavers use their buckteeth to gnaw through the hulls of enemy ships in battle, making them perfect naval destroyers.
* BlindingBangs
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* FantasticRacism: Initially, he prefers a policy of non-interaction with humans.
* IOweYouMyLife: When the Prince rallies to save the beavers, after the Godwins issue an edict to eradicate them, he joins his cause in gratitude.
* MadeASlave: Following the Lordlake uprising, he and his fellow beavers were enslaved by the Godwins and forced to build Hatred Fortress.
* OlderAndWiser: He is the leader of the beavers, ruling from Beaver Lodge.
* TheUnpronounceable: At first glance. Fuwa..WTF??
* WeaksauceWeakness: Beavers are horrible when fighting on land.

!!Maroon
->Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

The leader of the five beavers who can be used in combat.

* AnatomyArsenal: As above.
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* DropTheHammer: He wields a large croquet mallet in battle.
* FantasticRacism: Initially, like most beavers, he is wary of humans.
* GogglesDoNothing: He wears a strange visor-like device.
* IOweYouMyLife: When the Prince rallies to save the beavers, after the Godwins issue an edict to eradicate them, he joins his cause in gratitude.
* NumberTwo: He is Fuwalafuwalu's assistant.
* WeaksauceWeakness: As above.

!!Meroon
->Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP)

A young and hyper beaver.

* AnatomyArsenal: As above.
* CheerfulChild
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* DropTheHammer: She wields a mallet and ball, a.k.a kendama, in battle.
* FantasticRacism: Averted in her case, unlike most beavers, she is entirely unafraid of humans.
* GenkiGirl
* {{Meganekko}}
* MoralityPet: The only character [[JerkAss Moroon]] will listen to.
* VerbalTic: She finishes all sentences with a musical "nuoh" sound, which according to her "doesn't really mean anything".
* WeaksauceWeakness: As above.

!!Miroon
->Voiced by: Akane Sakai (JP)

A beaver who likes making baths.

* AnatomyArsenal: As above.
* BerserkButton: No fighting in her bath, or else she will wreck you even if you're two bigger beasts than she is.
* BlindingBangs
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* FuroScene: Her speciality. She 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.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She wields her bathhouse brush in combat!
* InformedAttractiveness: She's considered a peerless beauty by other beavers.
* WeaksauceWeakness: As above.

!!Moroon
->Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP)

A beaver who seems to think he's a rockstar.

* AnatomyArsenal: As above.
* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: In Suikoden's medieval setting, he's incongruously dressed in a 1950's style biker jacket, sunglasses and carries an ''electric'' guitar.
* BattleThemeMusic: Including him in the active party changes the battle theme to a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome guitar-driven, speed-metal remix]].
* [[BigBrotherWorship Big Sister Worship]]: For whatever reason, the ''only'' person he will actually not act out to is his seemingly mild-mannered older sister Meroon. She's the only person that can convince him to join the Prince as well.
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* CoolShades
* FantasticRacism
** HumansAreBastards: Like Urda, he absolutely ''despises'' humans and is not shy to show it, blaming them ''all'' for, well, anything.
* IneffectualLoner: He's encountered in isolation at the deserted Braska Mine, where there are few, if any, humans around.
* InformedAttribute: Meroon assures the Prince that he has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] under his rough exterior. We never really get to see it.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His guitar!
* JerkAss
* WeaksauceWeakness: As above.

!!Muroon
->Voiced by: Creator/RinaSato (JP)

A beaver who is a skilled inventor.

* AnatomyArsenal: As above.
* TheAtoner: He was the one who designed Hatred Fortress, and feels terrible guilt towards the people of Lordlake. He joins the Prince to help him destroy it and clear his conscience.
* CivilizedAnimal
** FunnyAnimal
** IntelligentGerbil
* DropTheHammer: He wields a large croquet mallet in battle.
* TheEngineer
* FantasticRacism: Averted in his case too. Unlike most beavers, he does not believe in isolationism.
* TheSmartGuy: Of the beavers.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* WeaksauceWeakness: As above.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

!!Linfa

A conwoman who cheats the Prince out of some money.

* BettingMiniGame: Her speciality. The Prince can play her at the card game "Blind Man's Bluff" for potch.
* BiTheWay: Is not above seducing women, especially to worm her way out of a debt.
* ChineseGirl
* DefeatMeansFriendship: The player must best her at cards in order for her to join.
* DragonLady: In training.
* FemmeFatale
* TheGambler
** TheBarnum: She tricks people into playing cards, with money often involved, and cheats, thereby getting herself some money to pay off her debt.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: She's hot and knows it, often employing her seductress skills to [[FlawExploitation get out of trouble]] when the cards don't go her way.
* LovableRogue
* MsFanservice: With her sulky smile, sultry eyes and seductive attitude, she's easily amongst the hottest characters in the game.
* {{Qipao}}: She wears a sexy, clingy Chinese dress in purple that incorporates a dragon motif.
* [[BrotherhoodOfFunnyHats Sisterhood Of Funny Hats]]: Once recruited, she forms a (slightly ridiculous) secret society with Nifsara, called the ''Secret Alliance for the Protection of Pretty Hunks In Real Endangerment (SAPPHIRE)''

!!Taylor

A nosy reporter.

* CheshireCatGrin
* GoingForTheBigScoop: His methods of obtaining information are known to be wild and considered invasive.
* IntrepidReporter
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: He looks vaguely sinister, even giving off a bit of a Nether Gate vibe in his appearance, but he's definitely one of the good guys.
* OddFriendship: He's good pals with Oboro, but the disparate nature of their work (Oboro keeping secrets, him revealing them) can lead to awkwardness.
* VoiceOfTheResistance: He publishes the HQ newspaper, the Dawn Times.
* WillNotTellALie: He always aims to publish the truth, and only was able to restrain himself for the sake of the army (and the Prince's safety).

!!Norma
->Voiced by: Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP)

A young woman who does a show with her best friend, Ernst.

* {{Ballet}}: Her look, complete with a tutu-esque skirt and ballet shoes.
* DevotedToYou: She is passionate about finding a wizard to help Ernst with his curse (see below).
* GirlishPigtails
* {{Kawaiiko}}
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
* MiniDressOfPower
* SimpleStaff: She wields the Lovely Baton in combat.
* StreetPerformer: She travels with her leopard companion, Ernst, showing off how intelligent an animal he is by having him solve arithmetic problems.
** {{Hustler}}: However, this is merely a ruse. Ernst is actually an intelligent ''lycanthrope''.
* WaifFu

!!Ernst
->Voiced by: Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (JP)

Norma's best friend. He has been cursed with a rune that has turned him into a leopard.

* {{Animorphism}}
** InvoluntaryTransformation: He was cursed by the Beast Rune and transformed in a lycanthrope.
* {{Bishounen}}: In his human form.
* ChickMagnet: Linfa and Nifsara showed an interest in him, wondering if he was cute enough in normal form to be a target for their group, SAPPHIRE.
* EyesOfGold
* FindTheCure: He and Norma are desperate to track down a wizard powerful enough to cure him. Levi offers his assistance as he is keen to take the rune for himself, [[spoiler: but it is not revealed if he was successful in helping Ernst fully.]]
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: To Norma, in his leopard form.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He's a were-''leopard''.
* MorphicResonance: In his human form, he retains leopard spots across his shoulders and torso.
* NonHumanSidekick
* PantheraAwesome
* StreetPerformer: In his leopard form he earns potch by showing off how intelligent an animal he is by appearing to solve arithmetic problems.
** {{Hustler}}: However, this is merely a ruse, as of course, he is actually an intelligent ''lycanthrope''.

!!Takamu

A mapmaker who was imprisoned by the Godwins early in the civil war.

* CuriousAsAMonkey: He dreams of mapping Falena's entire underground water vein.
* FantasyWorldMap: His speciality. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
* MiscarriageOfJustice: He was imprisoned at Agate by the Godwins on the grounds that maps are war secrets.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker
* SuperSenses: He has an uncanny sense of direction, even managing to negotiate hidden elf pathways through Lunas, which is supposed to be ''impossible'' for humans. He can get you into Lunas early this way, and his Escape Route ability allows you to always run away from battles.

!!Norden

An alcoholic who knows some disturbing secrets about Lord Barows.

* TheAlcoholic
* DespairEventHorizon: He's a broken man, explained below.
* DrowningMySorrows: He spends most of his time in Rainwall's tavern getting plastered.
* JustFollowingOrders
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* MrExposition: His main purpose is to reveal the details of the Lordlake uprising. [[spoiler: When Norden shares his entire story, it is revealed the initial reason for the mob gathering was to protest against Lord Barows. Lord Barows had a dam built, but it failed and construction was abandoned. However, the debris washed to Lordlake and damaged their water. The people were angry, and Lord Rovere was trying to calm them down. In a panic, Euram orders the Barows garrison to attack. Although Norden did not agree with this, he could not go against his commander's wishes. But the mob was too fierce, and in the end, the Barows garrison was routed. In retailiation, Lord Barows ordered that some of the garrison disguise themselves and incite the rioters to attack the East Palace. Norden did not go with those rioters, but with the Dawn Rune found in Salum's basement, it is clear what his intentions were.]]
* OddFriendship: He forms an unlikely bond with Bastan once recruited, over their shared bad experiences with the Barows.

!!Hazuki

A swordswoman who has come to Falena to test her skills against Belcoot.

* ActionGirl
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Belcoot, much to her annoyance.
* IceQueen: She's frosty and serious, and show's a special contempt for Nikea who she feels beneath her and Gavaya, who was so persistent in his marriage proposals that she actually drew her sword to him.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: She wields a katana named Ishima.
* TheRival
** TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: She has an intense (fairly one-sided) rivalry with Belcoot, as he is the only swordsman to ever best her in combat.
* {{Samurai}}: Her look, albeit a female variation.
* ToBeAMaster: Improving her fighting skills is her life's goal.
* TriangRelations: Marina is highly suspicious of her seemingly professional interest in Belcoot, thinking it may well be more than that. She may well have a point.

!!Raven

A thief who fancies himself Oboro's archenemy.

* CunningLikeAFox
* EvilAlbino: He has white hair/eyebrows, and eyes of a pink-ish colour.
* ImpossibleThief: He's an expert thief.
* InvisibilityCloak: He is aided mostly by his Raven Rune, which makes him completely invisible in low-light conditions.
* KilledOffForReal: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
* MementoMacGuffin: His signature thefts are the family trees of the Falenan nobles, including Solis Raulbel of Sable.
* MeaningfulName: His weapons upgrade as Rook, Carrion Crow, Nevermore.
** ShoutOut: "Nevermore" is undoubtedly a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem (Quoth the raven, "Nevermore").
* {{Ninja}}: His look.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname
* TheRival: As expected, GreatDetective Oboro is hot on his heels, refering to him (derisively) as "Crow".
* VillainBall: He's is finally caught after Egbert's ancient and valuable Aethelbald family tree is used as bait and he becomes trapped in the HQ store-room.
** DefeatMeansFriendship: He then joins the Loyalist forces, suitably impressed the Prince managed to catch him.
* WolverineClaws: He wields a clawed glove in combat.

!!Alhazred
->Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

A scholar who is trying to find [[TomeofEldritchLore the Book of Condemnation]] before it can create a disaster.

* AnimeHair: He sports zig-zagging, lightning bolt shaped beard, eyebrow and head hair.
* EncyclopediaExposita: His speciality. He manages Suikoden 5's version of this, the Old Books volume 1-13.
* FetchQuest
** TomeOfEldritchLore: He requests the Prince's help in questing for the Book of Condemnation, an incredibly dangerous book he wants to keep secure. It even ''attacks'' him and the Prince when it is finally found.
* GottaCatchEmAll
** GuideDangIt: His recruitment process is a veritable SideQuest in itself, and again, like with many other Suikoden 5 characters, it requires a great deal of foresight (and luck) to complete the long chain of triggered events without a guidebook.
* TheIllegible: His writing script is so ornate that it is impossible to decipher.
* ShoutOut: His name (and storyline) is one big shoutout to Abdul Alhazred, a fictional character in H. P. Lovecraft's [[DidYouJustIndexCthulhu Cthulhu mythos]]. In the books, Alhazred was the author of the Necronomicon, an evil book whose possessors fell victim to an unpleasant end, including Alhazred himself.
* SecretlyWealthy: He comes across as a book peddler, but he's actually incredibly rich.
* SmartGuy
* StoutStrength: He's not bad in combat, despite his rotund build.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: He wields a [[DoorStopper large book]] in combat, again all named for Lovecraft references.

!!Haleth

A corrupt port administrator.

* BettingMiniGame: His speciality. He runs a betting stall for Yoran's Dragon Horse racing game.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: A former administrator at Hershville, he is known for looking the other way regarding smuggling, as long as he can take a cut.
* {{TheGambler}}
* TheNondescript: Arguably. In a series that (on the whole) has excellent character design, he's pretty bland and unmemorable, which actually makes sense given that he ''has'' to be as bland as possible to be able to do his smuggling business well.
* WildCard: He actually made several bets with other administrators, placing his money on a victory for the Prince's forces, and so joins to keep an eye on proceedings.

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

A seer who has great knowledge of the True Runes. She has appeared in every game in the main series.

* 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.
* 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.
* MysteriousPast: She is aquainted with Zerase, acknowledging her when she first appears before the Prince.
* PowerFloats
* RapunzelHair
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The power of the Gate Rune has granted her unnaturally long life.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Zerase acknowledges that she has been "given her an order" when Leknaat asks her to aid the Prince, implying that she is possibly the leader of their [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness mysterious group]], which includes: Jeane, Zerase, Eresh and Simeon in the series thus far.
* SpiritAdvisor
** TheWatcher: She acts as an inspirational guide to all the heroes.
* WomanInWhite
[[/folder]]