Characters / Suikoden I

Character sheet for Suikoden I. All spoilers are unmarked.
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Tir McDohl (The Hero)

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Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Drama CD)

Gremio

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Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Drama CD)

  • An Axe to Grind
  • Back from the Dead: He can be miraculously brought back to life by the powers of Leknaat's Gate Rune and the 108 Stars of Destiny if all other 107 Stars are recruited and are still alive prior to the final battle in Gregminster.
  • Battle Butler: Always refers to the hero as "young master".
  • But Thou Must!: You can order him to stay behind exactly once during the game, but he refuses to. Unfortunately for him, it's just before he dies.
  • The Champion: To the hero.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He is killed by the flesh-eating Spores of Agony.
  • Crutch Character: He's required for a significant chunk of the first game. Sticking him with a Holy Rune is a great way to get use of out it.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies protecting the hero from the Spores.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Gremio's obsession with the "Young master" straddles an uncomfortable line between Parental Substitute and this.
  • Human Resources: His soul gives Tir the ability to cast Black Shadow.
  • Old Retainer: Although he is still young.
  • Parental Substitute: To the hero, especially as Tir lost his mother at an early age.
  • Reluctant Warrior: He is this, but it's mostly because he is worried about the hero's safety.
  • Required Party Member: For the early part of the game. He's pretty insistent about accompanying the hero.
  • So Proud of You
  • Undying Loyalty: Utterly devoted to the young master. It can become literal near the end of the game, as Leknaat can use the Gate Rune to bring him back to life if you have gathered all of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • X Marks the Hero

Cleo

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Voiced by: Chinomi Takema (Drama CD)

  • Action Girl: She's a soldier, although she doesn't talk about it much.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon is a throwing spear.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed when compared to Valeria, but Cleo likes to be in battle so she doesn't have to think.
  • The Chick: Most overtly in the game's initial Five-Man Band character setup, including the hero, Gremio, Pahn, Ted and herself.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the Hero.
  • Nerves of Steel: She really keeps it together in times of crisis.
  • Not a Morning Person: She's not a fan of early rising and Gremio mentions the fact during the stay over to Sarady early on in the game.
  • Playing with Fire: Her magical element, a gift from Leknaat the Seer.
  • Team Mom: Is often the voice of reason and calm amongst the party members.

Pahn

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Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Drama CD)

  • Badass
  • Bare-Fisted Monk
  • Big Eater: He often complains he's hungry in the early part of the game.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: He informs the Imperials that Ted possess the Soul Eater rune, starting a chain of events that leads the hero to join the Liberation Army. However, he will get himself redeemed later on in the game.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He was defeated by Teo McDohl in hand-to-hand combat and since then has served under him, almost as a live-in servant/bodyguard.
  • Duel Boss: He is the only other character other than Tir to fight one.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: He's pretty tough to recruit, as he must be of a sufficiently high experience level to best Teo and therefore become available.
  • Grumpy Bear: He's a sour sort.
  • Sacrificial Lion: When the party confronts Teo's army, they're routed, and Pahn decides to stays behind to buy time by dueling with Teo. If Pahn loses the duel, Teo kills him.
  • Spirited Competitor: He lives for fighting.
  • Terse Talker: When compared to Cleo, Pahn barely uses more than simple sentence structure.

    Stars of Destiny 

Mathiu Silverberg

Voiced by: Masahide Fuse (Drama CD)

Viktor and Flik

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Lepant and Sheena

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Luc

Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Drama CD)
See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Pesmerga

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Humphrey Mintz and Futch

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Valeria and Kasumi

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Kage

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Clive

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Stallion

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Tai Ho and Yam Koo

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Hix and Tengaar

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Leon Silverberg

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Jeane

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Maximilian

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Lorelai

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Viki

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Kirkis

Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Drama CD)

Meg

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Apple

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Vincent De Boule

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Templeton

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Kwanda Rosman

Kun To

Kasim Hazil

Warren

Kreutz

Griffith

Anji

Kanak

Camille

Fu Su Lu

Milich Oppenheimer

Voiced by: Michael Shitanda (Drama CD)

Sonya Schulen

  • Action Girl
  • The Beastmaster: She summoned the Zombie Dragon to protect Toran Lake castle, which must be defeated to house the Liberation Army HQ.
  • Blade on a Stick: She wields a halberd.
  • The Chick: Of the 6 great generals
  • Defeat Means Friendship: "Friendship" is perhaps too strong a word.
  • Determinator
  • Driven to Suicide: She attempts to take her own life for failing to defeat the Liberation Army, before agreeing to join them.
  • An Ice Person: Uses the only offensive Water magic in the game, which takes the form of a blast of ice, and only during her boss fight.
  • Lady of War
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Her other speciality.
  • Redemption Demotion: Once you recruit her, you won't have access to her offensive Water Magic... except during wars, where she pretty much changes the Cleo-Camille unit from Archer to Magic, implying that she still uses that.
  • Revenge: Wanted to avenge Teo's death at the hero's hands.
  • Sour Supporter: She agrees to join the Liberation Army so she can see the hero die in combat.
  • Wicked Stepmother: To the hero. She and Teo were lovers before the war and she is extremely hostile toward the hero for killing him. She eventually forgives him, however, upon realizing how futile her efforts for revenge are and noticing how much Tir has grown to resemble Teo

Leonardo

Sydonia

  • Anime Hair
  • Circus Brat: Formerly.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Only Varkas knows about this.
  • Flash Step: His special skill, he can teleport in combat.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Redemption Demotion: Once he's recruited, he only uses throwing darts for normal attacks, not like the Flash Step close combat attacks displayed when he fought you. He'll still use it when he goes Unite Attack with Varkas, though.
  • Rescue Arc: Early on, the hero must rescue him and Varkas from Rockland's military commander, Grady.
  • The Runaway: Taken in by Varkas after he ran away from his cruel tormentors at the circus when still a child.

Ivanov

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

Eikei

Sancho

Alen

Varkas

  • Loveable Rogue
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was wrongfully blamed for stealing tax funds from the town of Rockland and strung up in the town square.
  • Parental Substitute: To Sydonia, who he took in after he ran away from the circus.
  • Rescue Arc: Early on, the hero must rescue him and Sydonia from Rockland's military commander, Grady.

Eileen

Georges

Grenseal

Tesla

Jabba

Blackman

Morgan

Esmeralda

Chapman

Fukien

Crowley

Joshua Levenheit

Mose

Melodye

Liukan

Maas

Fuma

Moose

Sergei

Marco

Hugo

Mina

Kamandol

Kasios

  • Ambiguous Gender: He looks very feminine.
  • Music And Sound Effects: His speciality. He plays the various tunes used throughout the game upon request.
  • Nice Hat: Tall, conical and similar to a nightcap.
  • Shout-Out: Named after Casio, noted makers of electronic keyboards.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: It's unclear, but he appears to be imprisoned at Scarleticia (in a similar manner to Ivanov) purely to play music for Milich. However, he appears to care for him very much and is perfectly happy.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his master, Milich.
  • Wandering Minstrel: His look.

Meese

Kimberley

Kessler

Gen

Hellion

Milia

Juppo

Rubi

Giovanni

Lotte

Onil

Gon

Lester

Taggart

Quincy

Kai

Mace

Kuromimi

Antonio

Kirke

Rock

Sylvina

Gaspar

Marie

  • Apron Matron: She's very protective of the hero and his friends, risking her life to hide them in her Gregminster inn when the Imperials are searching for them.
  • Honorary Auntie: She's a close family friend of the Mc Dohls, and helps shelter the hero before his escape from Gregminster.
  • Supreme Chef: She's well known for her great cooking and Lester is desperate to match her skill at making delicious stew.
  • Team Mom: To pretty much the whole Liberation Army.
  • Trauma Inn: Her speciality. She opens an inn at the hero's HQ. Unfortunately, you still have to pay to use it.

Sarah

Qlon

  • Cheerful Child
  • Improbable Age: He was the gate guard for the town of Antei before joining the Liberation Army....at eight years old.
  • Location Theme Naming: He shares his name with in-game location, Qlon Temple.
  • Welcome to Corneria: "This is Toran Castle. I feel so good." Pretty much his only quote until the end of the game once he joined the army.

Krin

  • Beware the Silly Ones
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In the loosest sense. He's press-ganged into joining the hero after his scheme is uncovered. See Villain Ball below.
  • Evil Plan
    • Villain Ball: After cajoling the hero into stealing Kirinji from Lepant, under the pretense that it will help to gain an audience with him, he tries to dose them all with Robber's Tea and steal the sword himself. The attempt backfires (as the heroes had fallen for it once before and knew what he was doing when he mentioned tea) and Krin is forced to drink his own drugged tea.
  • Giggling Villain: Punctuates most of his speech with "hee hee!"
  • Gonk
  • Smug Snake

Ledon

Ronnie Bell

Window

Zen

  • Flower Motifs: He is highly skilled in growing flowers, and wishes to fill the world with more flowers.
  • Green Thumb: Whereas Blackman's speciality is vegetable crops, Zen's speciality is the aesthetics of floral gardening.
  • In Harmony with Nature
  • Meaningful Name: His name implies enlightenment and inner peace.

Sansuke

  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Furo Scene: His speciality. He has a passion for making baths, and once recruited, he builds a large onsen at castle HQ where party characters can be seen enjoying a nice soak. The onsen also serves as an area to display any antique treasures discovered.
    • Bathtub Bonding: Certain combinations of characters and antiques placed within the baths will activate a variety of mini scenes.
  • HachiMaki
  • Nice Guy: He's very jolly and friendly.
  • Shounen Hair

Chandler

    Scarlet Moon Empire 

Emperor Barbarossa Rugner

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Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Drama CD)

  • Anti-Magic: His Sovereign Rune acts as a barrier to all forms of magic deployed against him, including Windy's charm spells.
  • Anti-Villain: He's actually a pretty decent guy, even letting Futch leave his gardens without a fight, and he basically comes across as a guy who let everything in his life go to pot because he couldn't handle the death of his wife.
  • Badass
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: He and Windy dramatically leap from the palace battlements when they are finally defeated.
  • The Emperor: Ironically, he winds up both literally and figuratively The Dragon for Windy.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Subverted, in that he knew what he was doing, but still played straight in that he failed logic and pissed off his own people anyway.
  • One-Winged Angel: For the final showdown, her transforms himself into the gigantic Golden Hydra, the Sovereign Rune incarnate.
  • Red Baron: The "Golden Emperor".
  • Redemption Equals Death
  • What Does He See In Her: He reveals to Windy that she has no control over his feelings. He genuinely loves her despite the terrible things she has done.

Windy

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Voiced by: Yuuko Sumitomo (Drama CD)

  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the front half, Leknaat kept the back half. It is assumed Leknaat reclaimed the front half after Windy's death.
  • Big Bad: Of Suikoden 1.
  • Determinator: She is relentless is her pursuit of the Hero to recover the Soul Eater Rune.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!
  • Hot Witch: Of The Evil Is Sexy variety.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She used her magic to charm the Emperor and keep him compliant. Or so she thought. At the end of the game, he reveals his Sovereign True Rune acts as an anti-magic barrier and he does genuinely loves her.
  • Rapunzel Hair
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to the Gate Rune's power.
  • The Unfought: Despite her being the Big Bad, you never directly battle her.
  • Up to Eleven: Her ability to wield multiple True Runes. This ability increased her already considerable magical powers and is unique to her.
  • Vain Sorceress: She is the Court Magician for Emperor Barbarossa.
  • You Remind Me of X: She resembles Emperor Barbarossa's late wife, Claudia.

Yuber

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Neclord

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Teo McDohl

Voiced by: Atsuya Yamakawa (Drama CD)
  • Badass
    • Colonel Badass: He is one of Emperor Barbarossa Rugner's Six Great Generals.
  • Battle Couple: When fellow Great General Sonya Schulen took over as head of the naval forces, he would assist her with whatever she needed, and they soon became lovers.
  • Dad the Veteran: The Hero's father.
  • Old Soldier
  • One-Man Army: He is also known as the General of One-Hundred Victories and is highly respected by Barbarossa and the citizens of the Empire
  • The Patriarch
  • Principles Zealot: After his son joins (and subsequently leads) the Alliance Forces, Teo's mighty principles mean that he refuses to betray the Empire, and engages his son in combat.
    • Duel Boss: Which culminates in a one-on-one duel between father and son, which ends in his death.
  • Promotion to Parent: He has raised Ted as his own, after he found him wandering alone on a battlefield.
  • So Proud of You: aving been bested by his own son, in his dying breath, he states how proud he is of Tir and that it is a great joy to be surpassed by his own son.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Emperor.

Kraze Miles

  • The Captain: He is capatin of the Imperial Guards and gives the Hero his first commission.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: His look and personality type.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He kidnaps Lepant's wife Eileen for his own "amusement", leading to a Rescue Arc storyline.
    • Finish Him!: Once confronted and defeated, the player may decide whether to let him live or die.
      • And unlike the recruitable Generals, the game does not penalize you for killing him.
  • Jerkass: Ostensibly so.
  • Pitiful Worms: He tends to act pompous towards Tir and his entourage and believes them to be slackers from the first day of their service to the empire.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Which is the only reason he holds his position in the first place.
  • Smug Snake

Kanaan

  • Back for the Finale: Disappears after ratting out Ted to Windy, only to show up near the very end of the game as a subordinate of Yuber's for the final war battle.
  • Corrupt Bureaucrat: He embodies the corruption within the Empire as the game commences.
  • Dirty Coward
  • Fat Bastard
  • He Knows Too Much: He was one who told Windy that Ted has the Soul Eater, which led to the Hero becoming a fugitive.
  • Jerkass
  • Karma Houdini: You can't get any kind of revenge on him for his above reveal, either.
    • Though the next game reveal that after the war, he was reduced to banditry, and then finally caught and imprisoned.
  • The Load: He insists on accompanying the party early on in the game, providing no help whatsoever.
  • Number Two: To Kraze. Much later, becomes one to Yuber.

    Others 

Ted

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Leknaat the Seer

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Drama CD)
See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Odessa Silverberg

Voiced by: Satomi Hanamura (Drama CD)

  • Adaptational Badass: She already had a good stat growth in-game, and is a good archer though she unfortunately died way too quick. However, there was tie-in material which revolves around Odessa and her first lover before Flik came along: Achilles. It was this man's death and his final speech of "Defeat the Empire!" which spurred Odessa to kickstart the Liberation Army... and kill a lot of Imperial soldiers with just a sword, whilst still wearing her wedding gown. And it's canon. She might've bitten the dust too early because of maternal instinct kicking in at the wrong time, but dang, she's Badass.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness
  • Blow You Away: She has a permanent Wind Rune.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Chekhov's Gun: She made up plans for the Fire Spears and just asks for them to be stored in the Secret Factory so they'll come in handy. It does, when it ends up beating Teo's invincible Armored Cavalry.
  • Hope Springs Eternal: She is always insistent on keeping up the tiny ray of hope of defeating the Empire despite her tiny army, which spurred her long term plans. This is also why she requested that nobody tells anyone about her death, because it would kill the Liberation Army's hope and morale.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: She gives the hero her earrings to take to Mathiu, evidencing her death.
  • La Résistance: She bravely leads the fledgling Liberation Army.
    • Take Up My Sword: And she actually inherits that spirit from her ex-fiance Achilles. She ends up passing the torch to Tir, so it works both ways.
  • Lady of War
  • The Paragon: She uses her folk hero status to inspire the people around her to rally to the Liberation Army's cause.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Quickly Demoted Woman: She joins the party early in the game, and has great stats - unfortunately, she is killed very soon after joining as a Plot Device to allow the Hero to take over the leadership of the Liberation Army.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Mathiu is a strategist who was formerly a pacifistic teacher, whereas Odessa is a rebellious girl and early on in the game, leads the Liberation Army.
  • Spirited Young Lady

Sanchez

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Shares this role with Mathiu, mainly when you want to switch party members without advancing the plot (which is almost always triggered by talking to Mathiu) or if Mathiu is somehow unavailable.
  • The Atoner: Following his betrayal, he is pardoned by Lepant and cloistered within Qlon Temple.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: It's pretty shocking when it is discovered that mild-mannered and seemingly loyal Sanchez is an Imperial spy who facilitated the deaths of Mathiu and Odessa...
  • Bob from Accounting: He acts as the Liberation Army's financial advisor.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • The Mole: He secretly infiltrates the Liberation Army as an Imperial spy and cruelly betrays Odessa, and then the Hero..
    • Becoming the Mask: He nearly becomes one, having grown to care for everyone in the Liberation Army. Unfortunately, as an old man, he's unable to let go of the past ways. He still felt horrible for betraying the team though, and was even willing to let Flik kill him for punishment, until Mathiu said otherwise.
  • Interface Spoiler/Foreshadowing: Sanchez's name does not appear on the Tablet of the Stars, which players browsing it may notice.

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