Characters / Suikoden I

Character sheet for Suikoden I. All spoilers are unmarked. For Jeane, Viki and Leknaat see Suikoden Recurring Characters.
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Tir McDohl (The Hero)

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Tenkai Star
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Drama CD)

The son of Teo McDohl, one of the Five Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire. On his first days of service to the Empire, he and his retainers get embroiled in a centuries-long conspiracy that forces them to rebel against the Empire they once swore fealty to.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Soul Eater rune.
  • A Taste of Power: In Suikoden II, he comes equipped with excellent stats.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Using him in Suikoden II. He is a powerful character but isn't available in the party changing screen; if you want to use him, you have to make a long trip to Gregminster. If a cutscene automatically remove your party members, you will have to do it again.
  • Four-Star Badass: Becomes one.
  • Big Good
  • The Chosen One: Selected by Leknaat the seer as the one to unite the Toran people against the Emperor's forces.
  • Cool Hat: His bandana.
  • Folk Hero: To the people of Toran and Dunan, following his actions in Suikoden I.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Suikoden II. Tir can be recruited by using a Suikoden I save file with all 108 characters recruited.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can call the hero any name you wish, although his last name is always McDohl.
  • The Hero: Of Suikoden.
    • Magnetic Hero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits on offer.
  • Heroic Mime: As is typical of RPG heroes. He's Suddenly Voiced later in the Drama CD, where he actually talks. Subverted in Suikoden II, see The Quiet One below.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's quick and also packs a punch, especially if his staff is augmented with rune pieces.
  • Meaningful Name: His canon name "Tir", which is (appropriately) after the Norse God of War.
  • Monkey King Lite: Downplayed. Wears a golden headband, and uses a staff; the bandanna is also a shared trait with visual portrayals of Sun Wukong, but he doesn't otherwise share similarities with the Monkey King.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: He can be recruitable in Suikoden II by using an Old Save Bonus.
  • The Quiet One: In Suikoden II. He has a handful of lines to say. Most of them during certain plot points.
  • Self-Made Orphan: After Teo refuses to betray the Empire, father and son are pitted against each other in a Duel to the Death.
  • Side Quest: In Suikoden II. Once recruited, Tir takes part in an epic Rescue Arc to save a young boy from Banner village who has been kidnapped by mountain bandits.
  • Simple Staff: His weapon of choice — a six foot staff.

Gremio

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Tenei Star
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Drama CD)

Tir's retainer and servant, who follows him when the family (sans Teo, Tir's father) are forced to rebel against the Empire.
  • An Axe to Grind: Wields the Axe of the Oath.
  • 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 of Agony.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Gremio's obsession with the "Young master" straddles an uncomfortable line between Parental Substitute and this.
  • Old Retainer: Although he is still young.
  • Parental Substitute: To the hero, especially as Tir lost his mother at an early age.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: Gremio shows up with Tir in the sequel, if you beat this game with him alive. Otherwise, he is replaced by an NPC girl from Banner Village.
  • 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 ipretty insistent about accompanying the hero.
  • 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: Sports a massive criss-cross scar on his cheek.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Gremio's soul is drained by the Soul Eater Rune after his death, giving Tir the ability to cast "Black Shadow", the second skill of the rune.

Cleo

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Tenman Star
Voiced by: Chinomi Takema (Drama CD)

One of the retainers of the McDohl household, she flees with Tir when the household gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving the throne.
  • 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 to clear her head.
  • The Chick: Most overtly in the game's initial Five-Man Band character setup, including the hero, Gremio, Pahn, Ted and herself.
  • Combination Attack: Cleo is a required member of the "Beauty Attack" combo, with Eileen and either Valeria or Sonya.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the Hero.
  • Magic Knight: She's much more competent in magic, but she's a solid knife fighter as well.
  • 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.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: She appears as a NPC in Suikoden II, still living in McDohl house.
  • Secret Diary: Subverted. Cleo's diary can be found at her room, in the McDohl's mansion, but it's locked.
  • Team Mom: Is often the voice of reason and calm amongst the party members.

Pahn

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Tentai Star
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino (Drama CD)

One of the retainers of the McDohl household, he harbors reservations about where his loyalties lie.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Fight with his bare hands.
  • 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 to the Death: He is the only character other than Tir to fight one on one — in his case, he takes on Teo himself.
  • 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.
  • Previous Player-Character Cameo: He makes a cameo appearance in Suikoden II, during Tir recruitment quest.
  • 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.
  • Secret Diary: Downplayed. Pahn's diary can be found at his room, but it's only about food and his daily training routine.
  • Spirited Competitor: He lives for fighting.
  • Terse Talker: When compared to Cleo, Pahn barely uses more than simple sentence structure.

Ted

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

    Stars of Destiny 
NOTE: For Apple, Clive, Flik, Futch, Hix, Humphrey, Kasumi, Leon Silverberg, Lepant, Lorelai, Luc, Maximilian, Meg, Pesmerga, Sheena, Stallion, Tai Ho, Templeton, Tengaar, Valeria, Vincent De Boule, Viktor and Yam Koo see Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Mathiu Silverberg

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Tenki Star
Voiced by: Masahide Fuse (Drama CD)

The elder brother of Odessa Silverberg, the Liberation Army's leader. A retired military strategist who left the Empire's employ out of disgust following the Kalekka Massacre, Mathiu now teaches school children in a rural village. However, the Empire's barbarism convinces him to join the fledgling rebels under Tir's command.

Camille

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Tenyu Star








Sergei

Marie

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Chiin Star

  • 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.
  • Continuity Nod: Appears in Suikoden II, still working at the inn.
  • Honorary Uncle: She's a close family friend of the McDohls 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.









Onil

Chandler

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Chikou Star










Kai

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Chihi Star

  • Badass Teacher: He was the hero's Bo stick instructor.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Combination Attack: Kai can perform the "Master Pupil Attack" (with Tir) and the "Flash Attack" (with Liukan and Fukien)
  • Disappeared Dad: Or rather, disappeared master. When he was still living with the McDohl's, he one day said, "I'll go out for a walk," and never came back.
  • Old Master: To the hero.
  • Rank Up: After the war, he become one of the new Six Great Generals.
  • Simple Staff: Fights with a staff, as does his disciple, Tir.
  • Training from Hell: As an instructor, he was ruthless, and the hero still calls him "master".

Sansuke

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Chiretsu Star

  • 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







Antonio

Rock

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Chison Star









Juppo

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Chisyun Star

Eileen

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Tenkou Star

Giovanni

Krin

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Chizoku Star

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Although he doesn't betray the party, in the epilogue, Krin successfully steals the treasures of Gregminster palace and runs away.
  • 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: After cajoling the hero into stealing the sword 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.
  • Giggling Villain: Punctuates most of his speech with "hee hee!"
  • Gonk: One of the game's few intentionally ugly characters.
  • Smug Snake
  • Villain Ball: His attempt to steel Kirinji and drug the heros 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.

Varkas

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Tenbou Star

Sydonia

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Tenkoku Star

  • Anime Hair
  • Badass in Distress: Subverted. When Tir arrives to save him and Varkas, Sydonia reveals that he could have escaped by his own, and just didn't do it because he did not wanted to abandon his friend.
  • Circus Brat: Formerly.
  • Combination Attack: Sydonia can perform the "Bandit Attack" with Varkas.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Only Varkas knows about this.
  • Dual Boss: Is fought alogside Varkas.
  • Flash Step: His special skill, he can teleport in combat.
  • Knife Nut: Wields the Mikagetsusui.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Multicolored Hair: His hair is mostly black, with a blonde bang.
  • 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.
  • The Runaway: Taken in by Varkas after he ran away from his cruel tormentors at the circus when still a child.

Kirkis

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Tenbi Star
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima (Drama CD)

An elf who, unlike his brethren, does not harbor racism against humans or dwarves, he joins the Liberation Army to save his village and region from Kwanda Rosman's tyranny.
  • Archer Archetype: Downplayed. Kirkis is skilled archer, but is also emotional, unlike most of his kind.
  • Combination Attack: Kirkis can participate in the "Wild Arrow Attack" (with either Sylvina or Stallion) and the "Elf Attack" (with both of them).
  • Domed Hometown: The Hidden Elf Village where he was born is destroyed by Kwanda, with the Burning Mirror.
  • Elfeminate: Is a male elf and has a Bishounen appearance.
  • Happily Married: After the war, he marries Sylvina and helps rebuild their village.
  • Heroic Spirit
  • High School Sweet Hearts: He is engaged to Sylvina.
  • I Found You Like This: When first encountered, he is found washed up on shore at the castle HQ.
  • Only Sane Man: Amongst the Toran elves. Kirkis is notable by being the chronologically first non-prejudiced elf that came to power and probably changed how Elves treat themselves and others through the rest of the timeline.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Subverted. He actually feels this attitude is why elves are terrible people.
  • Overly Long Name: Word of God says that his full name is Kirkis Shana Ques Laviankaana.
  • Pointy Ears: He is an elf.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Following the destruction of the Elf Village by Kwanda's burning mirror, he joins the Liberation Army to bring the Imperials to justice.

Gaspar

Kuromimi

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Chitan Star

Sylvina

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Chisatsu Star

Gon

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Chikaku Star

  • Big Brother Mentor: He strives to be as good a fighter as his older brother, fellow Kobold Kuromimi.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Along with all the other Kobolds (except Kuromimi) after Kwanda Rosman used his Black Rune to control the them. He was saved by the hero and his team.
  • Combination Attack: Gonis part of the "Kobold Attack" (with Kuromimi) and of the "Kobold + 1 Attack" (with Kuromimi and Fu Su Lu).
  • Funny Animal
  • Our Monsters Are Different: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
  • Petting Zoo People




Fu Su Lu

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Tensatsu Star






Hellion

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Chisyu Star







Mina

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Chiin Star

Chapman

Jabba

  • High-Class Glass: Wears a monocle for appraising treasures.
  • Fetch Quest: He endlessly seeks the "Nameless Urn" and will only join the Liberation Army if you bring him the artifact.
  • Grail in the Garbage: The Urn in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
  • The Professor: When it comes to treasures.
  • Unknown Item Identification: As an appraiser, his job is to identify the "? items" Tir brings him.

Lotte

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Chiku Star

Gen

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Chiman Star






Kamandol

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Chiri Star






Kimberley

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Chikou Star

Tesla

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Chibun Star










Liukan

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Chirei Star

  • Combat Medic: Liukan is the Liberation Army's medic and also a powerful sorcerer in battles.
  • Combination Attack: Liukan is part of the "Flash Attack", alongside Kai and Fukien.
  • Continuity Nod: Makes a small appearance during Tir McDohl sidequest in 2.
  • Distressed Dude: He was abducted by Milich and taken away to Soniere Prison.
  • Hermit Guru: He grew tired of the world and its wars and settled in a hard to reach hermitage beyond the Dunan Rapids.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's very crotchety, especially when first encountered.
  • Magic Antidote: Liukan creates a medicine that renders Milich's killer roses' poison pollen useless.
  • Magic Staff: Wields the "Ebony Stick", his walking stick.
  • The Professor: He is the most skilled doctor in Toran.
  • Squishy Wizard: Very good at magic, but has very low physical stats.

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.

Esmeralda

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Chikai Star

  • The Beautiful Elite
  • Blue Blood
  • Fetch Quest: Before she will join the Liberation Army, she sends the hero on a journey to recover "The Opal" for her.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: She serves on Milich's Narcissist magic team.
  • Flower Motifs: Specifically roses.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: She wears a pale lilac 19th century style ballgown patterned with a huge rose motif. Her outfit also includes the following:
    • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: She wears a bonnet incorporating two huge ostrich feathers held in place with a gemstone brooch.
    • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Her gown has victorian-era "leg of mutton" sleeves.
    • Giant Waist Ribbon: Particularly voluminous and spotted red and white.
    • Opera Gloves: Very long, reaching her upper arm.
    • Regal Ringlets: Her blonde hair is styled into two shoulder-length ringlets that frame her face, with the rest of her (very long) hair curled into six further ringlets that cascade down her back.
  • Grail in the Garbage: The Opal she seeks is dropped off random monsters in Soniere Prison.
  • It's All About Me: She's completely self-obsessed.
  • Proud Beauty: As haughty as she is beautiful.
  • Royal Brat: She's not keen on her quarters at the castle HQ, and tells the hero "I'm sick of this rundown dump!"
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: So she thinks. When first encountered, she presumptuously assumes the hero wants to kidnap her and hold her to ransom because of her beauty.

Ivanov

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

Kasios

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Chiraku Star

  • Ambiguous Gender: He looks very feminine. So much that the translation not only mistaken his gender (as seen in his Old Book 5 profile), but also claimed that "she" and Milich are lovers.
  • 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.




Anji

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Tenken Star
  • Arch-Enemy: He was the hated enemy of Sonya Schulen and enjoyed deliberately antagonising her.
  • Blade on a Stick: Wields the "Demon Spear"note  in battle.
  • Combination Attack: Anji and his crew can perform the "Pirate Attack".
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Joins Tir after being defeated in battle.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Pirate: Of the dashing romantic type.
  • Rescue Arc: Invokes one in the Sega Saturn version, where he and his crew kidnap a random girl from Toran Castle, requiring Tir and company to rescue her.
  • Troll: He once pinned a wedding dress to the walls of Sonya's fortress of Shasarazade in order to make fun of the fact that Sonya was unmarried.






Leonardo

Kanak

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Tenzai Star












Georges

Sarah

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Chisou Star

  • Cluster F-Bomb: She looks like a gentle girl, but she speaks brashly, which often surprises people who do not know her.
  • Continuity Nod: Makes a small appearance during Tir McDohl sidequest in 2.: In Suikoden II, Sarah can be found at the Gregminster's inn. She will give Riou a Cyclone Rune.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: "Fetch me some soap"???
  • Fetch Quest: She tells the hero she's out of soap, so recruiting her demands a (fairly lengthy) Chain of Deals with the denizens of Kirov to obtain some.
  • It Was with You All Along: It turns out she had some soap all along. Grr!
  • Knife Nut: Wields the "Slash Knife".
  • Meido: She works at the Kirov inn doing laundry and cleaning. After the war, she works for Marie as her inn's maid.
  • More Than Meets the Eye: She looks harmless, however she's actually a Ninja Maid and is skilled in combat with throwing knives.
  • One Steve Limit: Played straight in this game, as she is the only Sarah, but downplayed in the series as a whole. One of the antagonists of Suikoden III shares her name, and Luca Blight's mother is named Sara Blight.
  • Schizo Tech: Her weapon's second level is called the Laser Knife.

Lester

Blackman

Kessler

Ledon

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Chido Star







Melodye

Kage

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Teni Star






Kun To

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Tenfu Star

A shady merchant who is acquainted with Tai Ho and Yam Koo, he joins the army to help transport Fire Spears necessary to defeat Teo.











Ronnie Bell

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Chiaku Star

Kirke

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Chihei Star






Marco

Fukien

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Chijyu Star

Morgan

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Chian Star

  • Combination Attack: Morgan can perform the "Martial Arts Attack" with Pahn and Eiken.
  • Continuity Nod: He is mentioned in Suikoden V by Shoon. It also Retcon his blindness: in this game Morgan claims to have been born blind, but in V he is mentioned to have his eyes removed to give him a handicap, as he won every battle in the arena.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His is mentioned in Suikoden V. He was a slave and a gladiator, born in the Queendom of Falena. He has hsi eyes removed for "being too good at combat" and was sold to the Island Nations, but a typhoon hit the ship he was on and he was washed up in the Scarlet Moon Empire, where he found the Qlon Temple.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's completely blind, but that doesn't harm his fighting prowess.
  • Badass Pacifist
  • Bare-Fisted Monk
  • Blind Weaponmaster
  • Disability Superpower: Even after he became blind, he was equally powerful due to his focus into his inner being.
  • Eye Scream: As a slave swordsman, he was so powerful that he always won. Thus, his eyes were removed to equal the odds in the gladiatorial arena. He still always won.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Across his eyes.
  • Nice Guy

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.

Hugo

Window

Eikei

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Chiyu Star





Quincy

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Chiyu Star






Rubi

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Chisoku Star

Fuma

Kreutz

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Tenku Star
A former knight under the late Emperor Geil Rugner, he wishes nothing more than to see Barbarossa be slain. His rival, Humphrey, convinces him to join the army by allowing him the opportunity.








Milia

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Chii Star






Joshua Levenheit

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Chikyou Star






The blacksmiths: Maas, Mace, Meese, Mose and Moose

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The Five Blacksmiths Details 

Crowley

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Chizen Star

Warren

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The lord of Moravia Castle who is renowned for his generosity and hospitality. Upon being freed from Kasim Hazil's occupation, he joins the army.










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    Scarlet Moon Empire 

Emperor Barbarossa Rugner

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Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Drama CD)

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: Windy is the main antagonist of the game, as she controls the Scarlet Moon Empire because of her brainwashing Black Runes and Barbarossa's love for her. Her pursuit of the Soul Eater Rune also triggers most of the plot.
  • Broken Bird: She suffered a lot of trauma in her past, and it's likely part of the reason why she's so wicked. The reason the Emperor cares for her so much is because he sees the sadness in her eyes and wanted to make her happy.
  • Determinator: She is relentless is her pursuit of the Hero to recover the Soul Eater Rune.
  • Disney Villain Death: Downplayed. Windy falls from the castle alongside Barbarossa, but her death is left ambiguous, as no bodies had ever been recovered, and her Gate Rune remains missing.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Windy doesn't believe that Barbarossa loves her, as in her mind, she is just a Replacement Goldfish of his late wife.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!
  • Hot Witch: Of The Evil Is Sexy variety.
  • Manipulative Bastard: 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 love her.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Has long blonde 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.

Kraze Miles

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  • The Captain: He is captain of the Imperial Guards and gives Tir his first commission.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: His look and personality type.
  • Finish Him!: Once confronted and defeated, the player may decide whether to let him live or die. Unlike the recruitable Generals, the game does not penalize you for killing him.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He kidnaps Lepant's wife Eileen for his own "amusement", leading to a Rescue Arc storyline.
  • 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

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  • 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.
  • Fat Bastard: He is a useless Dirty Coward and a Jerkass who get all the credits for capturing the Lampdragon bandits.
  • 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.
  • Repeat to Confirm: When Kraze gives Tir his second mission:
    Kraze: Listen carefully. East of Gregminster, you'll find a town called Rockland.
    Kanaan: Understand? Rockland, east of Gregminster.
    Kraze: For some reason, this town has failed to pay its taxes.
    Kanaan: For some reason, they won't pay.
    Kraze: So you will go to Rockland.
    Kanaan: That's right, you'll go to Rockland.
    Kraze: And tell them that their tax payment is overdue.
    Kanaan: Tell them they're overdue.
    Kraze: Shut up! Stop yapping while I'm talking.
    Kanaan: That's right. All of you stop yapping.
    Kraze: Idiot! Kanaan! I'm telling you to shut up!
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He was one who told Windy that Ted has the Soul Eater, which led to Tir becoming a fugitive.
  • Yes-Man: To Kraze and Windy.

Grady

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  • Corrupt Bureaucrat: Like Kraze and Kanaan, he mostly exists to showcase the corruption within the Scarlet Moon Empire, using the taxes from Rockland for his personal benefit.
  • Jerkass: Using the taxes for himself, and blaming bandits when the Empire investigates the situation. His method of executing Varkas and Sydonia goes beyond this, however.
  • Starter Villain: The very first villain Tir, Gremio and Cleo go up against after becoming fugitives from the Empire.









Alen

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Grenseal

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Griffith

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A soldier under Kasim Hazil's command, he is forced to join the Liberation Army when Mathiu blackmails him.
  • A Father to His Men: Griffith agreed on joining the Liberation Army after his men where threatened with death.
  • Cool Sword: Wields the "Black Sword", which is named "Black Knife" in its base form.
  • Gag Nose: Has a long nose.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: "Friendship" in the loosest sense.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Deflects to the Liberation Army after being blackmailed by Mathiu.
  • Number Two: To Kasim Hazil.
  • Trojan Prisoner Ploy: After joining the Liberation Army, he pretends to have captured Mathiu and takes him to Kasim Hazil, while Tir and the others search for Viktor and Warren.

Ain Gide

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  • Anti-Villain: A general in the Scarlet Moon army, but never really evil, even allowing Tir to escape the Empire's territory early in the game due to being a friend of his father. However, he ends up being the penultimate boss in the game, refusing to betray Barbarossa even after the Empire has lost the Final Battle.
  • Back for the Finale: After only making a single appearance early on, he's the last antagonist to be taken out before Windy and Barbarossa.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite the Empire having already lost and Viktor even offering to spare him, he tries to stop the Liberation Army from entering Gregminster palace, since he's the only general the emperor has left.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses a Fire Rune when fought.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Ain Gide refuses to betray Barbarossa and loses his lives while protecting the front gate of the Gregminster Palace from the invading Liberation Army.

    Five Great Generals 
A group of powerful and highly recognized officers within the military of the Scarlet Moon Empire. The group was formerly known as "Six Great Generals", until Georg Prime left his position and haven't been replaced.

After the formation of the Toran Republic, President Lepant named Kai, Valeria and Camille as members, to replace the fallen or retired, and restored the title to "the Six Great Generals".

In general:

  • Badass Cape: They are the finest officers of the empire and wear capes.
    • Averted with Kwanda.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Four of them will join the Libertaion Army after being defeated.
    • In Sonya case, "Friendship" is perhaps too strong a word.
  • Heel–Face Turn: All but Teo McDohl will change sides after being defeated. Kwanda and Milich wants to make amends for their actions whilst brainwashed, Kasim wants to convince Barbarossa to end the war, and Sonya just to see Tir die.
  • Praetorian Guard: They are the elite of the Scarlet Moon Empire and were appointed by the emperor himself.
  • Red Baron: Four of them have a known nickname.
    • Kwanda = "Iron Wall Rosman"
    • Milich = "Flower General".
    • Teo = "General of One-Hundred Victories"
    • Kasim = "Kasim of the Blue Moon" due to his Blue Moonlight sword.
  • Weapon of Choice:

Kwanda Rosman

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One of the Five Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire, he terrorizes the Kobold and elf populations in the eastern portions of the Empire. However, not all is as it seems when it comes to his behaviours...
  • Armor Is Useless: Subverted. He's pretty easy to defeat, despite being encased in armor. Once he joins you, however, he can equip the heaviest armor available and he becomes the defining Stone Wall of the team.
  • The Big Guy: The Gentle Giant of the Five Great Generals. He is also The Brute, while brainwashed, turning into an aggressive and xenophobic man who is willing to purge every non-human of the region.
  • Brain Washed And Crazy: When first encountered, he is being controlled with a black rune by the Emperor's evil magician, Windy.
  • Genocide Backfire: He brainwashed the kobolds and destroyed the elven village with the Burning Mirror, stolen from the dwarfs. Later, the mirror is destroyed by the dwarf's elder and Kwanda is defeated by the elf Kirkis and the kobold Kuromimi, with help from the Liberation Army.
  • Stone Wall: He has the highest defense in the game.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Has this looks, due to his Shoulders of Doom.

Milich Oppenheimer

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Voiced by: Michael Shitanda (Drama CD)

  • Action Fashionista: Most of the upstairs area of his house in Gregminster is filled with wardrobes of clothes.
  • Agent Peacock: Viktor even calls him "peacock man".
  • Ambiguously Gay
  • Big Fancy House: His palace, Scarleticia Castle.
  • Brain Washed And Crazy: Like Kwanda, Milich is being controlled by Wind's black rune.
  • Blue Blood
  • Continuity Nod: In Videogame/Suikoden V, he briefly appears during the Coronation Ceremony of Princess Lymsleia as the representative for the Scarlet Moon Empire in the Queendom of Falena.
  • Cultured Badass
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The first war battle against the Liberation Army, thanks to Antoinette, a monstrous rose that releases a Deadly Gas that kills anyone who breathes it.
  • Expy: Of Pisces Aphrodite from Saint Seiya. Both being androgens rose-themed generals that protects their domains with poisonous roses.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He's one of the Great Generals, known as the Flower General.
  • Flower Motifs: Specifically roses. They're all over his hat, as well as his estate.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": He wrote the stage play "Imperial Love", describing the events of the final battle of the game. In there, Milich reveals himself to Barbarossa as the mastermind behind the Liberation Army and effortless defeats the Golden Hydra, earning praise by everyone present.
  • Hero Killer: He kills Gremio using the man-eating spores.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: His eccentric sense of fashion tends to overshadow his skills at combat.
  • Leitmotif: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the hero interacts with him.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Named Antoinette, it guards Scarleticia with its toxic pollen.
  • Sissy Villain: Milich is flamboyant, wears makeup and weird clothes and use poisonous roses as weapons. While brainwashed, he also used his authority to give weird french names to the nearby towns: "Lac Virginite" (Teien), "Premier L'Amour" (Rikon) and "Bier Blanche" (Antei).
  • Something About a Rose: Has a heavy rose moffit. His castle is also protected by poisonous flowers.
  • The Unfought: Downplayed. You fight him in the war battles, but never directly.
  • Warrior Poet: Enjoys writing in his spare time. Wrote the popular stage play "Imperial Love", a hilariously inaccurate retelling of Suikoden 1's final battle.

Teo McDohl

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Voiced by: Atsuya Yamakawa (Drama CD)

  • Colonel Badass: He is one of Emperor Barbarossa Rugner's Five 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.
  • Duel Boss / Duel to the Death: Refusing to betray the Empire, his story culminates in a one-on-one duel between him and his son the hero, which ends in his death.
  • Hero Killer: He will execute Pahn, if you lose the first duel against him.
  • 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.
  • Promotion to Parent: He has raised Ted as his own, after he found him wandering alone on a battlefield.
  • So Proud of You: Having been bested by his own son, in his dying breath, he states how proud he is of Tir and that it is a great joy to be surpassed by his own son.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Emperor.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Teo's soul is drained by the Soul Eater Rune after his death, unlocking its third attack, "Hell" (translated as "Hades" in Suikoden IV).

Kasim Hazil

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One of the Five Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire, his jurisdiction expands to the Jowston Border.
  • Badass Grandpa: Kasim is the oldest general and still can fight. Even after the formation of the Toran Republic, he still an active member of the, now Six, Great Generals.
  • Big Fancy House: He commands from the sprawling Moravia Castle.
  • Master Swordsman: He wields a vicious looking scimitar.
  • Out-Gambitted: By Mathiu, who uses himself as a hostage in order to Tir to rescue Viktor and Warren. Mathiu also ordered his troops to attack Moravia castle and manipulated the Jowston Army into attacking Kasim's Army, preventing them from sending reinforcements.
  • Sim Sim Salabim: His look.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His armor has large shoulders. but not on Kwanda's level.

Sonya Schulen

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  • The Beastmaster: She summoned the Zombie Dragon to protect Toran Lake castle, which must be defeated to house the Liberation Army HQ.
  • The Chick: Of the Five Great Generals.
  • Christmas Cake: She is 28 years old during the events of the game and still single. To provoke her, the pirate Anji pinned up a wedding dress onto the walls of Shasarazade saying that "This woman can still wear white!", much to her anger.
  • Color Motif: Blue. She wears a blue cape, has a Flowing Rune attached, used to protect Lake Toran HQ, and her weapons are named "Blue", "Turquoise Blue" and "Royal Blue".
  • Combination Attack: Sonya can participate in the "Beauty Attack" with Cleo and Eileen.
  • Determinator
  • Driven to Suicide: She attempts to take her own life for failing to defeat the Liberation Army, before agreeing to join them.
  • Lady of War: She is a very graceful Action Girl.
  • Making a Splash: Wears the Flowing Rune, a stronger version of the Water Rune.
    • Overlaps with An Ice Person because, when fought as a boss, she casts the only offensive Water magic in the game, which takes the form of a blast of ice.
  • 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.
  • Secret Diary: Sonya's diary can be found at her house in Gregminister. It describes her time with Teo and her thoughts about being away from him.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female member of the Five Great Generals.
    • Subverted after the events of the game, as both Valeria and Camille became members of the group, now called the Six Great Generals again.
  • 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.

    Others 
NOTE: For Neclord, the Star Dragon Sword and Yuber see Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Odessa Silverberg

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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.
  • 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
  • Take Up My Sword: She inherited her fighting spirit from her ex-fiance Achilles. She ends up passing the torch to Tir, so it works both ways.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Odessa's soul is drained by the Soul Eater Rune after her death, unlocking its first attack: "Deadly Fingertips" (translated as "Finger of Death" in Suikoden II and IV).

Sanchez

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  • 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.

Chief of Elf Village

  • Fantastic Racism: Strongly looks down on humans, which even leads him to disbelieve their capability of exterminating the elves, and refuse to accept help from the Liberation Army. This matter even leads him to have Kirkis and the rest of the party locked up.
  • Minor Major Character: Not even important enough to have his own character portrait (though he does have official artwork).
  • No Name Given: Only ever referred to as the chief of the Elf Village.

Chief of Dwarf Village

  • Back for the Finale: Makes an appearance after the final battle, along with Hanzo and Zorak.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Finally shows up with the Firewind Cannon when it looks like the Liberation Army is going to be wiped out by the Burning Mirror.
  • Fantastic Racism: Shown more against the elves than humans, not caring about the possible destruction of their village, and only willing to lift a finger after Tir and his party prove that humans could even be competent enough to break into their vault.
  • Minor Major Character: Not a Star of Destiny, but a minor ally at one point.
  • No Name Given: Only ever referred to as the chief of the Dwarf Village.

Zorak

  • Back for the Finale: Makes an appearance after the final battle to congratulate Tir, along with the dwarf chief and Hanzo.
  • Famous Ancestor: As with Tengaar, Clift, who Zorak is always eager to tell people about.


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