Character sheet for ''VideoGame/SuikodenI''. '''All spoilers are unmarked'''. For Jeane, Viki and Leknaat see ''Characters/SuikodenRecurringCharacters''.

[[folder:[=McDohl=] House]]
!!Tir [=McDohl=] (The Hero)
[[caption-width-right:350:Tenkai Star]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KenichiSuzumura (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.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Soul Eater rune.
* ATasteOfPower: In Suikoden II, he comes equipped with excellent stats.
* AwesomeButImpractical: 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.
* FourStarBadass: Becomes one.
** RetiredBadass: In Suikoden II, unless you pull him out of it.
* BigGood
* TheChosenOne: Selected by Leknaat the seer as the one to unite the Toran people against the Emperor's forces.
* CoolHat: His bandana.
* FolkHero: To the people of Toran and Dunan, following his actions in Suikoden I.
* GuestStarPartyMember: In Suikoden II. Tir can be recruited by using a Suikoden I save file with all 108 characters recruited.
* HelloInsertNameHere: You can call the hero any name you wish, although his last name is always [=McDohl=].
* TheHero: Of ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''.
** MagneticHero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits on offer.
* HeroicMime: As is typical of RPG heroes. He's SuddenlyVoiced later in the Drama CD, where he actually ''talks''. Subverted in Suikoden II, see TheQuietOne below.
* LightningBruiser: He's quick and also packs a punch, especially if his staff is augmented with rune pieces.
* MeaningfulName: His canon name "Tir", which is (appropriately) after the Norse God of War.
* MonkeyKingLite: 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.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: He can be recruitable in ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' by using an OldSaveBonus.
* TheQuietOne: In Suikoden II. He has a handful of lines to say. Most of them during certain plot points.
* SelfMadeOrphan: After Teo refuses to betray the Empire, father and son are pitted against each other in a DuelToTheDeath.
* SideQuest: In Suikoden II. Once recruited, Tir takes part in an epic RescueArc to save a young boy from Banner village who has been kidnapped by mountain bandits.
* SimpleStaff: His weapon of choice -- a six foot staff.
%%* WellDoneSonGuy
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: He's around 15 to 16 years old.

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->Voiced by: Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (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.
* AnAxeToGrind: Wields the Axe of the Oath.
* BackFromTheDead: He can be miraculously brought back to life by the powers of Leknaat's Gate Rune and the 108 Stars of Destiny if all other 107 Stars are recruited and are still alive prior to the final battle in Gregminster.
* BattleButler: Always refers to the hero as "young master".
* ButThouMust: You can order him to stay behind exactly once during the game, but he refuses to. Unfortunately for him, it's just before he dies.
* TheChampion: To the hero.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: He is killed by the flesh-eating Spores of Agony.
* CrutchCharacter: 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.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies protecting the hero from the Spores of Agony.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Gremio's obsession with the "Young master" straddles an uncomfortable line between ParentalSubstitute and this.
* OldRetainer: Although he is still young.
* ParentalSubstitute: To the hero, especially as Tir lost his mother at an early age.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: 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.
* ReluctantWarrior: He is this, but it's mostly because he is worried about the hero's safety.
* RequiredPartyMember: For the early part of the game. He's ipretty insistent about accompanying the hero.
%%* SoProudOfYou
* UndyingLoyalty: 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.
* XMarksTheHero: Sports a massive criss-cross scar on his cheek.
* YourSoulIsMine: 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.

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->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.
* ActionGirl: She's a soldier, although she doesn't talk about it much.
* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon is a throwing spear.
* BloodKnight: Downplayed when compared to Valeria, but Cleo likes to be in battle to clear her head.
* TheChick: Most overtly in the game's initial FiveManBand character setup, including the hero, Gremio, Pahn, Ted and herself.
* CombinationAttack: Cleo is a required member of the "Beauty Attack" combo, with Eileen and either Valeria or Sonya.
* CoolBigSis: To the Hero.
* MagicKnight: She's much more competent in magic, but she's a solid knife fighter as well.
* NervesOfSteel: She ''really'' keeps it together in times of crisis.
* NotAMorningPerson: She's not a fan of early rising and Gremio mentions the fact during the stay over to Sarady early on in the game.
* PlayingWithFire: Her magical element, a gift from Leknaat the Seer.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: She appears as a [=NPC=] in Suikoden II, still living in [=McDohl=] house.
* SecretDiary: Subverted. Cleo's diary can be found at her room, in the [=McDohl's=] mansion, but it's locked.
* TeamMom: Is often the voice of reason and calm amongst the party members.

[[caption-width-right:186:Tentai Star]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SatoshiHino (Drama CD)

One of the retainers of the [=McDohl=] household, he harbors reservations about where his loyalties lie.
* BareFistedMonk: Fight with his bare hands.
* BigEater: He often complains he's hungry in the early part of the game.
* BodyguardBetrayal: He informs the Imperials that Ted possess the Soul Eater rune, starting a chain of events that leads the hero to join the Liberation Army. However, he will get himself redeemed later on in the game.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: He was defeated by Teo [=McDohl=] in hand-to-hand combat and since then has served under him, almost as a live-in servant/bodyguard.
* DuelToTheDeath: He is the only character other than Tir to fight one on one -- in his case, he takes on Teo himself.
* GottaCatchEmAll: He's pretty tough to recruit, as he must be of a sufficiently high experience level to best Teo and therefore become available.
* GrumpyBear: He's a sour sort.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: He makes a cameo appearance in Suikoden II, during Tir recruitment quest.
* SacrificialLion: 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 [[AnyoneCanDie kills him]].
* SecretDiary: Downplayed. Pahn's diary can be found at his room, but it's only about food and his daily training routine.
* SpiritedCompetitor: He lives for fighting.
* TerseTalker: When compared to Cleo, Pahn barely uses more than simple sentence structure.

See Characters/SuikodenRecurringCharacters.

[[folder: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 Characters/SuikodenRecurringCharacters.

!!Mathiu Silverberg
[[caption-width-right:163: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.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: He is used to swap party members in and out of the hero's team if he is not needed for plot-related purposes.
* AnyoneCanDie: Mathiu is backstabed [[EtTuBrute by Sanchez]].
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Has a preternatural ability to work out the best course of action.
* BadassBookworm: He doesn't fight, but he can make others fight well.
* BadassPacifist
* BadassTeacher
* EyesAlwaysShut
* NervesOfSteel: Never once loses his cool.
* SiblingYinYang: He is a strategist who was formerly a pacifistic teacher, who was formerly a master strategist in the Imperial Army; whereas his sister Odessa is a rebellious girl and early on in the game, leads the Liberation Army.
* TheStoic: Even when he is dying, he demands to keep things moving.
* TheStrategist: He orchestrates all of the Liberation Army's battle plans.

[[caption-width-right:152:Tenyu Star]]

* BladeOnAStick: Her weapon is a polearm.
* CombinationAttack: Camille can perform the "Pretty Girl Attack" with Tengaar and Kasumi.
* {{Determinator}}: Her willingness to go absurd lengths to collect debts earned her the nickname "Camille the She-Devil".
* EvilDebtCollector: Camille is determined to make Gremio pay his debts.
* FieryRedHead
* HotBlooded
* NeverLendToAFriend: Gremio owed her money, so she joins the Liberation Army because she wanted to make sure he didn't die before paying up.
* RankUp: After the war, she become one of the Six Great Generals of the Toran Republic.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Wears a LeotardOfPower.


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

[[caption-width-right:207:Chiin Star]]

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


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

[[caption-width-right:134:Chikou Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:247:Chihi Star]]

* BadassTeacher: He was the hero's Bo stick instructor.
* BaldOfAwesome
* CombinationAttack: Kai can perform the "Master Pupil Attack" (with Tir) and the "Flash Attack" (with Liukan and Fukien)
* DisappearedDad: Or rather, disappeared master. When he was still living with the [=McDohl=]'s, he one day said, "I'll go out for a walk," and never came back.
* OldMaster: To the hero.
* RankUp: After the war, he become one of the new Six Great Generals.
* SimpleStaff: Fights with a staff, as does his disciple, Tir.
* TrainingFromHell: As an instructor, he was ruthless, and the hero still calls him "master".

[[caption-width-right:129:Chiretsu Star]]

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


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

[[caption-width-right:157:Chison Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:246:Chisyun Star]]

* CheshireCatGrin
* ChristmasElves: His look, complete with red and green colour scheme and giant peter pan collar.
* ClockPunk: He creates and builds clockwork guards to protect Lepant's mansion, as well as a giant wheel of fortune room.
* ClockworkCreature: His creations.
* CombinationAttack: Can perform the "Trick Attack" with Meg.
* GadgeteerGenius: Created many robot guards to protect Lepant's house. He also created Gadget, a barrel-shaped robot that travels with Meg in Suikoden II.
* {{Nephewism}}: His niece, Meg, seems far more interested in spending time with him, rather than her own parents.
* TopHeavyGuy: Juppo has a buffed (or fat) upper body but very thin legs.
* TricksterArchetype: He bears the Trick Rune.
* TricksterMentor: To Meg.

[[caption-width-right:140:Tenkou Star]]

* BadassFamily: Matriarch of one.
* BarrierWarrior
* CombinationAttack: Eileen can participate in the "Couple Attack" (with Lepant), the "Family Attack" (with Lepant and Sheena, and the "Beauty Attack" (with Cleo and either Valeria or Sonya).
* ContinuityNod: In Suikoden II, she appears during the audience with Lepant.
* DishingOutDirt: She comes equipped with an Earth Rune, which specializes mostly in shielding magic, but also has a fairly powerful attack spell as well (Earthquake).
* HappilyMarried: To Lepant.
* IHaveAFamily: Wife of Lepant and mother to Sheena.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Implied to be the reason why Kraze kidnapped her.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: An elegant family matriarch with high magic stats.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: She has particularly good magic stats.
* ProperLady
* SquishyWizard: It's frustratingly easy for her to die if her family's charge attack fails during a war-battle.


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

[[caption-width-right:177:Chizoku Star]]

* BewareTheSillyOnes: Although he doesn't betray the party, in the epilogue, Krin successfully steals the treasures of Gregminster palace and runs away.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: In the loosest sense. He's press-ganged into joining the hero after his scheme is uncovered. See VillainBall below.
* EvilPlan: 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.
* GigglingVillain: Punctuates most of his speech with "hee hee!"
* {{Gonk}}: One of the game's few intentionally ugly characters.
* SmugSnake
* VillainBall: 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.

[[caption-width-right:350:Tenbou Star]]

* AnAxeToGrind: Wields the "Leppa Hatchet".
* BadassInDistress: Early on, Tir must rescue him and Sydonia from Rockland's military commander, Grady.
* CombinationAttack: Varkas can perform the "Bandit Attack" with Sydonia.
* ContinuityNod: Varkas returns in Suikoden II as a NPCRoadblock responsible for protecting the Banner Pass border and escorting Riou to Gregminster.
* DualBoss: When fought at Mt. Seifu, he has Sydonia with him.
* LoveableRogue
* MiscarriageOfJustice: He was wrongfully blamed for stealing tax funds from the town of Rockland and strung up in the town square.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Sydonia, who he took in after he ran away from the circus.

[[caption-width-right:316:Tenkoku Star]]

* AnimeHair
* BadassInDistress: 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.
* CircusBrat: Formerly.
* CombinationAttack: Sydonia can perform the "Bandit Attack" with Varkas.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Only Varkas knows about this.
* DualBoss: Is fought alogside Varkas.
* FlashStep: His special skill, he can teleport in combat.
* KnifeNut: Wields the Mikagetsusui.
* LoveableRogue
* MulticoloredHair: His hair is mostly black, with a blonde bang.
* RedemptionDemotion: Once he's recruited, he only uses throwing darts for normal attacks, not like the FlashStep close combat attacks displayed when he fought you. He'll still use it when he goes Unite Attack with Varkas, though.
* TheRunaway: Taken in by Varkas after he ran away from his cruel tormentors at the circus when still a child.

[[caption-width-right:281:Tenbi Star]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakahiroMizushima (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.
* ArcherArchetype: Downplayed. Kirkis is skilled archer, but is also emotional, unlike most of his kind.
* CombinationAttack: Kirkis can participate in the "Wild Arrow Attack" (with either Sylvina or Stallion) and the "Elf Attack" (with both of them).
* DomedHometown: The HiddenElfVillage where he was born is destroyed by Kwanda, with the Burning Mirror.
* {{Elfeminate}}: Is a male elf and has a {{Bishounen}} appearance.
* HappilyMarried: After the war, he marries Sylvina and helps rebuild their village.
* HeroicSpirit
* HighSchoolSweetHearts: He is engaged to Sylvina.
* IFoundYouLikeThis: When first encountered, he is found washed up on shore at the castle HQ.
* OnlySaneMan: Amongst the Toran elves. Kirkis is notable by being the chronologically first non-prejudiced elf that came to power and probably changed how Elves treat themselves and others through the rest of the timeline.
* OurElvesAreBetter: Subverted. He actually feels this attitude is why elves are terrible people.
* OverlyLongName: WordOfGod says that his full name is Kirkis Shana Ques Laviankaana.
* PointyEars: He is an elf.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Following the destruction of the Elf Village by Kwanda's burning mirror, he joins the Liberation Army to bring the Imperials to justice.


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

[[caption-width-right:164:Chitan Star]]

* CombinationAttack: Has the "Kobold Attack" (with Gon) and the "Kobold + 1 Attack" (with Gon and Fu Su Lu).
* CoolSword: His weapon. It's even named "Good Sword" and "Excellent Sword".
* FunnyAnimal
* HeroicDog
* HulkSpeak: "Kuromimi fix people."
* ItsPersonal: He joins the hero to help save his people. See below.
* KickTheDog: Literally. His fellow Kobolds were corrupted and brainwashed by Kwanda's black rune. He's the only one not affected and was looking for a cure.
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
* PettingZooPeople
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

[[caption-width-right:198:Chisatsu Star]]

* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* TheChiefsDaughter: She is the daughter of the Elder of the Village of Elves.
* CombinationAttack: Sylvina performs the "Wild Arrow Attack" (with either Kirkis or Stallion) and the "Elf Attack" (with both).
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Downplayed. Her hair and eyes are from different shades of [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple]].
* DistaffCounterpart: Statwise, she's pretty much similar to Kirkis. Just female.
* HappilyMarried: To Kirkis, after the Liberation War.
* HiddenElfVillage: Her home.
* HighSchoolSweetHearts: She is engaged to Kirkis.
* TheIngenue: She's very innocent and naive of the world outside her village. Which, in her case, a really good thing, because the rest of the elves except Kirkis and possibly Stallion are {{Jerkass}}es.
* LoveRedeems: It was her love for Kirkis that made her try to trust humans despite at first being similar to the other racist elves. Saves her life too.
* MeaningfulName: Very suitable in her case as "Sylvina" means "from the forest" in Old English.
* NotQuiteDead: After the destruction of the Village of Elves, Sylvina was believed to have died, but luckily Stallion saved her before the Burning Mirror conflagrated it.
* PointyEars: Being an [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]], Sylvina has pointy ears.
* PurityPersonified

[[caption-width-right:233:Chikaku Star]]

* BigBrotherMentor: He strives to be as good a fighter as his older brother, fellow Kobold Kuromimi.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Along with all the other Kobolds (except Kuromimi) after Kwanda Rosman used his Black Rune to control the them. He was saved by the hero and his team.
* CombinationAttack: Gonis part of the "Kobold Attack" (with Kuromimi) and of the "Kobold + 1 Attack" (with Kuromimi and Fu Su Lu).
* FunnyAnimal
* OurMonstersAreDifferent: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
* PettingZooPeople

!!Fu Su Lu
[[caption-width-right:223:Tensatsu Star]]

* AnAxeToGrind: He wields a double battle axe.
* BarbarianHero: His look.
* CombinationAttack: He participates in the "Kobold + 1 Attack" with the kobolds Kuromimi and Gon.
* BigEater: And you have to pay his bill, which is a hefty 10,000 potch, to recruit him.
* DualWielding: Uses two hand axes.
* HeroicBuild
* InTheHood: He wears a tiger's head mask.
* SublimeRhyme: His name.
* WorldsStrongestMan: He's one of the most (if not ''the'' most) powerful hitters in the game.

[[caption-width-right:235:Chisyu Star]]

* BadassLongRobe
* BarrierWarrior: Her speciality is shielding magic.
* DishingOutDirt: She comes equipped with most powerful earth based rune, the Mother Earth rune. Her weapon of choice is a MagicStaff that evolves into the "Earth Rod" and the "Gaia Rod".
* {{HachiMaki}}
* MagicStaff: She wields the Gaia Rod.
* NeverMessWithGranny
* TeleportersAndTransporters: She entrusted the hero with the Blinking Mirror, allowing an instant return to HQ from anywhere on the world map.


[[caption-width-right:300:Chiin Star]]

* AnimeHair: She sports the classic anime bouffant she-mullet.
* CombatStilettos: Wears a pair of golden high heels.
* ContinuityNod: Richmond's investigation in Suikoden II reveals that Karen is her disciple.
* DanceBattler: She attacks by pirouetting with her shawl, which is accompanied by a short musical flourish.
* FlowerInHerHair: A white lily.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Mina's weapon is her shawl.
* MsFanservice: Second only to Jeane.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: Her weapon, the Pretty Shawl.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Her dress is backless.
* ShowGirlSkirt
* TrueBlueFemininity: Wears a blue dress with a yellow ribbon in its waist.


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


* HighClassGlass: Wears a monocle for appraising treasures.
* FetchQuest: He endlessly seeks the "Nameless Urn" and will only join the Liberation Army if you bring him the artifact.
* GrailInTheGarbage: The Urn in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
* TheProfessor: When it comes to treasures.
* UnknownItemIdentification: As an appraiser, his job is to identify the "? items" Tir brings him.

[[caption-width-right:345:Chiku Star]]

* AGirlAndHerX: She and her pet cat Mina.
* BadassAdorable
** LittleMissBadass
* ContinuityNod: In Suikoden II, Lotte and her cat appears in Gregminster.
* CuteWitch: She's part of the most powerful magic-based team in the game, The Children of the Runes.
* DishingOutDirt: Lotte joins with an Earth Rune attached.
* GenkiGirl
* KindheartedCatLover: She owns a cat called Mina, who has the habit of wandering off to extreme distances.
* MagicalGirl
* MagicStaff: Wields the "Star Rod".

[[caption-width-right:217:Chiman Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:156:Chiri Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:261:Chikou Star]]

* BookDumb: Is quite literally illiterate.
* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Her plan of action on her date with Flik.
* ChristmasCake: She is over 25 years old and is trying to find a husband. She attempts to seduce Flik, and later, Tai Ho.
* KnifeNut: Her weapon of choice is a kitchen knife.
* LadyDrunk: Drinks Flik under the table.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Will only help the hero if Flik agrees to a private drink with her. He's reluctant, to say the least.
* LoveableSexManiac
* PlotCoupon: Her speciality is forging imperial seals, one of which the hero needs to rescue Liukan from Soniere.

[[caption-width-right:147:Chibun Star]]

* ContinuityNod: In Suikoden II, he was present during the forging of alliance between the New State Army and the Toran Republic.
* TheDragAlong: He (grumpily) accepts a commission to forge documents for the Liberation Army.
* NotGoodWithPeople: He's hardly the most sociable guy around.
* PerpetualFrowner: Is always serious.
* PaperThinDisguise: Nobody is fooled when he denies his forging abilities and claims to be "Albert Onyx".
* SurroundedByIdiots: So he thinks.

[[caption-width-right:141:Chirei Star]]

* CombatMedic: Liukan is the Liberation Army's medic and also a powerful sorcerer in battles.
* CombinationAttack: Liukan is part of the "Flash Attack", alongside Kai and Fukien.
* ContinuityNod: Makes a small appearance during Tir [=McDohl=] sidequest in 2.
* DistressedDude: He was abducted by Milich and taken away to Soniere Prison.
* HermitGuru: He grew tired of the world and its wars and settled in a hard to reach hermitage beyond the Dunan Rapids.
* InsufferableGenius: He's very crotchety, especially when first encountered.
* MagicAntidote: Liukan creates a medicine that renders Milich's killer roses' poison pollen useless.
* MagicStaff: Wields the "Ebony Stick", his walking stick.
* TheProfessor: He is the most skilled doctor in Toran.
* SquishyWizard: Very good at magic, but has ''very'' low physical stats.


* CheerfulChild
* ImprobableAge: He was the gate guard for the town of Antei before joining the Liberation Army....''at eight years old''.
* LocationThemeNaming: He shares his name with in-game location, Qlon Temple.
* WelcomeToCorneria: ''"This is Toran Castle. I feel so good."'' Pretty much his only quote until the end of the game once he joined the army.

[[caption-width-right:189:Chikai Star]]

* TheBeautifulElite
* BlueBlood
* FetchQuest: Before she will join the Liberation Army, she sends the hero on a journey to recover "The Opal" for her.
* TheFightingNarcissist: She serves on Milich's Narcissist magic team.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses.
* GorgeousPeriodDress: She wears a pale lilac 19th century style ballgown patterned with a huge rose motif. Her outfit also includes the following:
** FluffyFashionFeathers: She wears a bonnet incorporating two huge ostrich feathers held in place with a gemstone brooch.
** GiantPoofySleeves: Her gown has victorian-era "leg of mutton" sleeves.
** GiantWaistRibbon: Particularly voluminous and spotted red and white.
** OperaGloves: Very long, reaching her upper arm.
** RegalRinglets: 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.
* GrailInTheGarbage: The Opal she seeks is dropped off random monsters in Soniere Prison.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She's completely self-obsessed.
* ProudBeauty: As haughty as she is beautiful.
* RoyalBrat: She's not keen on her quarters at the castle HQ, and tells the hero "I'm sick of this rundown dump!"
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: So she thinks. When first encountered, she presumptuously assumes the hero wants to [[ArentYouGoingToRavishMe kidnap]] her and hold her to ransom because of her beauty.


* DistressedDude: He was abducted by Milich Oppenheimer to draw his portraits for him.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The random pots of paint discovered throughout the world map are all required for him to complete his mural.

[[caption-width-right:150:Chiraku Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:173:Tenken Star]]
* ArchEnemy: He was the hated enemy of Sonya Schulen and enjoyed deliberately antagonising her.
* BladeOnAStick: Wields the "Demon Spear"[[note]]it evolves into "Demon God Spear" and "Demon Army Spear"[[/note]] in battle.
* CombinationAttack: Anji and his crew can perform the "Pirate Attack".
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Joins Tir after being defeated in battle.
* LoveableRogue
* {{Pirate}}: Of the dashing romantic type.
* RescueArc: 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 [[OldMaid Sonya was unmarried.]]


* AnAxeToGrind: Wields the "Killer Big Hatchet".
* BadassMustache
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Joins with his boss and Kanak.
* CombinationAttack: Can do the "Pirate Attack" with Anji and Kanak.
* {{Pirate}}
* WildHair: An impressive mane of bright, kabuki-style red hair.

[[caption-width-right:171:Tenzai Star]]

* CombinationAttack: Kanak can perform the "Pirate Attack" with Anji and Leonardo.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Same as Anji and Leonardo.
* DumbMuscle
* HooksAndCrooks: He wields a chain sickle.
* {{Pirate}}
* NiceGuy: For a pirate. He is the nicest of Anji's crew.


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

[[caption-width-right:182:Chisou Star]]

* ClusterFBomb: She looks like a gentle girl, but she speaks brashly, which often surprises people who do not know her.
* ContinuityNod: 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.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: "Fetch me some soap"???
* FetchQuest: She tells the hero she's out of soap, so recruiting her demands a (fairly lengthy) ChainOfDeals with the denizens of Kirov to obtain some.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: It turns out she had some soap all along. Grr!
* KnifeNut: 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.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: She looks harmless, however she's actually a NinjaMaid and is skilled in combat with throwing knives.
* OneSteveLimit: 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.
* SchizoTech: Her weapon's second level is called the ''Laser'' Knife.


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


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


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

[[caption-width-right:147:Chido Star]]

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


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

[[caption-width-right:157:Teni Star]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Rumors say that he will kill his own family if the right price was given.
* ContinuityNod: In Suikoden II, Kage has a brief scene with Jowy in Muse City. "Kage" is also the name of an organization mentioned in Suikoden III.
* FaceFramedInShadow
* {{Ninja}}
* PunchClockHero: He has no loyalty to anyone, but if he is paid to do a job, he definitely gets it done.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: In ''Videogame/SuikodenIII'', there's a "Kage" organization of ninja for hire who are implied to be his disciples.
* StealthHiBye

!!Kun To
[[caption-width-right:200: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.
* ArmsDealer: Not directly, but he does assist with the transportation of the Fire Spears.
* IntrepidMerchant: He owns a large fleet of ships.
* UnfortunateNames: ....dear lord.

!!Ronnie Bell
[[caption-width-right:148:Chiaku Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:216:Chihei Star]]

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


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

[[caption-width-right:257:Chijyu Star]]

* AnimateDead: His speciality is resurrection magic.
* CombinationAttack: Fukien can perform the "Flash Attack", alongside Kai and Liukan.
* BadassPacifist
* BadassLongRobe
* BaldOfAwesome
* BareFistedMonk: Fight with his bare hands.
* BigOlEyebrows
* LightEmUp: Joins with a Ressurection Rune attached.
* OldMaster
* ShrinesAndTemples: He is the Head Monk of Qlon Temple.
* ZenSurvivor

[[caption-width-right:208:Chian Star]]

* CombinationAttack: Morgan can perform the "Martial Arts Attack" with Pahn and Eiken.
* ContinuityNod: 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.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: 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.
* HandicappedBadass: He's completely blind, but that doesn't harm his fighting prowess.
* BadassPacifist
* BareFistedMonk
* BlindWeaponmaster
* DisabilitySuperpower: Even after he became blind, he was equally powerful due to his focus into his inner being.
* EyeScream: As a slave swordsman, he was so powerful that he always won. Thus, his eyes were removed to equal the odds in the gladiatorial arena. He ''still'' always won.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Across his eyes.
* NiceGuy


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


* EncyclopediaExposita: He manages Suikoden's version of this, the Old Books volumes 1-8.
* OneSteveLimit: He is the only Hugo in this game, but one of the the protagonists from ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' shares his name.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He's the castle librarian.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: From his appearance, you'd never be able to tell that he's only 18 years old.


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

[[caption-width-right:235:Chiyu Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:196:Chiyu Star]]

* CuteBruiser
* ForestRanger: His home is the Great Forest.
* GottaCatchEmAll: He'll only join the hero if he already has 80 or more recruits.
* HotBlooded
* InHarmonyWithNature: He only hunts what he needs to survive on.
* ItsPersonal: Joins the Liberation Army to exact revenge on the Empire for the destruction of his woodland home.
* KidHero
* KnifeNut: He fights by throwing kunai-like weapons.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy

[[caption-width-right:182:Chisoku Star]]

* AnimeHair: A classic example. He sports a huge, green and pink bouffant hair-metal mullet.
* BlackSheep: He is a renegade elf who left the Elven Village due to his disgust with the elven ways.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Appears to have a huge scar over one eye. It doesn't spoil his looks, however.
* {{Hachimaki}}
* OurElvesAreBetter
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: He won't join the hero unless Kirkis is level 35 or over.
* PointyEars
* PrettyBoy: One of the hottest males in the game, despite his scar.
* RuleOfCool: His look. An elf crossed with a rock guitarist.
* TheSnarkKnight: He scoffs at joining the Liberation Army at first.


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

[[caption-width-right:208: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.
* BigGuy
* BoisterousBruiser
* ItsPersonal: He joins the Liberation Army with a view to avenging his master, Geil Rugner, who was killed after Barbarossa took the throne.
* TheRival: With Humphrey.

[[caption-width-right:164:Chii Star]]

* ActionGirl
* TheAgeless: After inheriting the Dragon Rune from Joshua, in the epilogue, she stops aging.
* TheBeastMaster
* BladeOnAStick: She wields a poleaxe.
* BondCreatures: Her dragon's name is Thrash.
* CombinationAttack: Milia can perform the "Dragon Knight Attack" with Futch.
* DragonRider: She's one of the Dragon Knights, along with Futch and Joshua.
* TheLancer: To Joshua. She's his second in command.
* ShonenHair: She sports wild, spiky hair.

!!Joshua Levenheit
[[caption-width-right:191:Chikyou Star]]

* TheAgeless: Being the bearer of the the Dragon Rune, one of the 27 True Runes, he cannot age.
* TheBeastMaster
* BondCreatures
* DragonRider: His specialty as commander of the Dragon Knights. He wields the Dragon Rune which allows dragons to exist.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Unlike traditional rampaging dragons, the Dragon Knight's mounts are friendly, loyal and bond closely with their human riders.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As a True Rune bearer, he's ageless.
* TheStoic
* TeamDad: To the Dragon Knights.

!!The blacksmiths: Maas, Mace, Meese, Mose and Moose
[[caption-width-right:350:The Five Blacksmiths [[labelnote:Details]] '''Clockwise:''' Mose (Chiziku Star), Meese (Chiziku Star), Moose (Chikyou Star) and Maas (Chikyou Star); '''Center:''' Mace (Chiko Star)[[/labelnote]]]]
* TheAce: Amongst the students, Moose is the most skilled one, being able to raise your weapons to level 15.
* BadassBeard: Mace has a long white beard.
* BadassGrandpa: Mace, the OldMaster living as an HermitGuru in Seek Valley. He is also the UltimateBlacksmith, who can raise your weapon level to 16.
* TheBlacksmith: Their job. More specifically, Mose is the plant manager of the secret rebel factory, he was given the task to make Fire Spears.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Each blacksmith has a uniform of a specific color: ''Maas = blue, Mace = white, Meese = green, Mose = red and Moose = yellow''.
* DropTheHammer: Being blacksmiths, their weapons are big hammers.
* OfficialCouple: Mose with Ronnie Bell.
* SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness: They can level up character's weapon abilities.
* TeamDad: Mace is this to the other blacksmiths. It is necessary to bring all four to Seek Valley to recruit him.
* ThemeInitials: Their names begin with the letter "M".
* ToBeAMaster: Maas.

[[caption-width-right:295:Chizen Star]]

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

[[caption-width-right:193:Tenki Star]]
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.
* BladeOnAStick: He wields a mean looking zanbatou.
* BlueBlood: He is extremely rich but also very generous. His manor has become a free lodging facility for travelers.
* ForGreatJustice
* NiceGuy: He is much admired for his good nature.


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


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

[[folder:Scarlet Moon Empire]]
!!Emperor Barbarossa Rugner
->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (Drama CD)

* AntiMagic: His Sovereign Rune acts as a barrier to all forms of magic deployed against him, including Windy's charm spells.
* AntiVillain: He's actually a pretty decent guy, even 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.
* BadassCape
* BadassMustache
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: He and Windy dramatically leap from the palace battlements when they are finally defeated.
* DisneyVillainDeath: After being defeated, Barbarossa grabs Windy and jumps off the top of Gregminster castle. In the credits, Milich is said to be watching over his grave, confirming his death. However, the following games later altered his and Windy's status to "missing in action".
* TheEmperor: Ironically, he winds up both literally and figuratively TheDragon for Windy.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Subverted, in that he knew what he was doing, but still played straight in that he failed logic and pissed off his own people anyway. [[LoveMakesYouDumb He admits he let his control over his kingdom go down the toilet as a result of this.]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil Hence why he became a villain in the first place.]]
* OneWingedAngel: For the final showdown, her transforms himself into the gigantic Golden Hydra, the Sovereign Rune incarnate.
* RedBaron: The "Golden Emperor".
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: After being defeated, he [[TakingYouwithMe grabs Windy]] and commits suicide by jumping from the top of his castle.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: He reveals to Windy that she has no control over his feelings. He genuinely loves her despite the terrible things she has done.

->Voiced by: Yuuko Sumitomo (Drama CD)

* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the front half, Leknaat kept the back half. It is assumed Leknaat reclaimed the front half after Windy's death.
* BigBad: 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.
* BrokenBird: She suffered [[DoomedHometown 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.
* DisneyVillainDeath: 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.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Windy doesn't believe that Barbarossa loves her, as in her mind, she is just a ReplacementGoldfish of his late wife.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HotWitch: Of The EvilIsSexy variety.
* ManipulativeBastard: 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.
* RapunzelHair: Has long blonde hair.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Due to the Gate Rune's power.
* TheUnfought: Despite her being the BigBad, you never directly battle her.
* UpToEleven: Her ability to wield multiple True Runes. This ability increased her already considerable magical powers and is unique to her.
* VainSorceress: She is the Court Magician for Emperor Barbarossa.
* YouRemindMeOfX: She resembles Emperor Barbarossa's late wife, Claudia.

!!Kraze Miles

* TheCaptain: He is captain of the Imperial Guards and gives Tir his first commission.
* DastardlyWhiplash: His look and personality type.
* FinishHim: 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.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: He kidnaps Lepant's wife Eileen for his own "amusement", leading to a RescueArc storyline.
* {{Jerkass}}: Ostensibly so.
* PitifulWorms: He tends to act pompous towards Tir and his entourage and believes them to be slackers from the first day of their service to the empire.
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Which is the only reason he holds his position in the first place.
* SmugSnake


* BackForTheFinale: 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.
* CorruptBureaucrat: He embodies the corruption within the Empire as the game commences.
* FatBastard: He is a useless DirtyCoward and a {{Jerkass}} who get all the credits for capturing the Lampdragon bandits.
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* TheLoad: He insists on accompanying the party early on in the game, providing no help ''whatsoever''.
* NumberTwo: To Kraze. Much later, becomes one to Yuber.
* RepeatToConfirm: 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!
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He was one who told Windy that Ted has the Soul Eater, which led to Tir becoming a fugitive.
* YesMan: To Kraze and Windy.


* CorruptBureaucrat: 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.
* StarterVillain: The very first villain Tir, Gremio and Cleo go up against after becoming fugitives from the Empire.

[[caption-width-right:242:Chimou Star]]

* CombinationAttack: Alen can participate in the "Pretty Boy Attack" with Flik and Grenseal.
* CoolSword: Wields the True Flame Sword.
* ContinuityNod: He and Grenseal make a brief appearance in Suikoden II, during the audience with the Toran Republic President, Lepant.
* HeelFaceTurn: To honor Teo's DyingWish, he and Grenseal joins the Liberation Army.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With fellow knight, Grenseal.
* HeroicSpirit
* HotBlooded: He's known for his ferocious skills in combat.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He believes in the ideals of chivalry.
* MagicKnight: He's equally highly skilled in combat ''and'' magic.
* PlayingWithFire: His Rage Rune provides the ultimate fire based magic.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Grenseal are always together and have little relevance to the plot.

[[caption-width-right:200:Chiki Star]]

* CombinationAttack: Grenseal can is part of the "Pretty Boy Attack" with Alen and Flik.
* CoolSword: Wields the True Lightning Sword.
* ContinuityNod: He and Alen appears during Riou's meeting with Lepant.
* HeelFaceTurn: Joins the Liberation Army with Alen.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With fellow knight, Alen.
* HeroicSpirit
* KnightInShiningArmor: He believes in the ideals of chivalry.
* MagicKnight: He's equally highly skilled in combat ''and'' magic.
* ShockAndAwe: Uses the most powerful lighting magic, the Thunder Rune.
* ThoseTwoGuys: He and Alen.

[[caption-width-right:210:Tenritsu Star]]
A soldier under Kasim Hazil's command, he is forced to join the Liberation Army when Mathiu blackmails him.
* AFatherToHisMen: Griffith agreed on joining the Liberation Army after his men where threatened with death.
* CoolSword: Wields the "Black Sword", which is named "Black Knife" in its base form.
* GagNose: Has a long nose.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: "Friendship" in the loosest sense.
* HeelFaceTurn: Deflects to the Liberation Army after being blackmailed by Mathiu.
* NumberTwo: To Kasim Hazil.
* TrojanPrisonerPloy: 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

* AntiVillain: 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 FinalBattle.
* BackForTheFinale: After only making a single appearance early on, he's the last antagonist to be taken out before Windy and Barbarossa.
* HonorBeforeReason: 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.
* PlayingWithFire: Uses a Fire Rune when fought.
* YouShallNotPass: Ain Gide refuses to betray Barbarossa and loses his lives while protecting the front gate of the Gregminster Palace from the invading Liberation Army.

[[folder: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:
* BadassCape: They are the finest officers of the empire and wear capes.
** Averted with Kwanda.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Four of them will join the Libertaion Army after being defeated.
** In Sonya case, "Friendship" is perhaps too strong a word.
* HeelFaceTurn: 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.
* PraetorianGuard: They are the elite of the Scarlet Moon Empire and were appointed by the emperor himself.
* RedBaron: 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.
* WeaponOfChoice:
** AnAxeToGrind: Kwanda wields the Alioth Hatchet.
** BladeOnAStick: Sonya wields a halberd.
** CoolSword: Milich, Teo and Kasim prefer swords. Sonya is also shown to have a sword in her character art.

!!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...
* ArmorIsUseless: Subverted. He's pretty easy to defeat, despite being encased in armor. Once he joins you, however, he can equip the heaviest armor available and he becomes the defining StoneWall of the team.
* TheBigGuy: The GentleGiant of the Five Great Generals. He is also TheBrute, while brainwashed, turning into an aggressive and xenophobic man who is willing to purge every non-human of the region.
* BrainWashedAndCrazy: When first encountered, he is being controlled with a black rune by the Emperor's evil magician, Windy.
* GenocideBackfire: 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.
* StoneWall: He has the highest defense in the game.
* TopHeavyGuy: Has this looks, due to his ShouldersOfDoom.

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

* ActionFashionista: Most of the upstairs area of his house in Gregminster is filled with wardrobes of clothes.
* AgentPeacock: Viktor even calls him "peacock man".
* AmbiguouslyGay
* BigFancyHouse: His palace, Scarleticia Castle.
* BrainWashedAndCrazy: Like Kwanda, Milich is being controlled by Wind's black rune.
* BlueBlood
* ContinuityNod: 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.
* CulturedBadass
* CurbStompBattle: The first war battle against the Liberation Army, thanks to Antoinette, a monstrous rose that releases a DeadlyGas that kills anyone who breathes it.
* {{Expy}}: Of Pisces Aphrodite from Manga/SaintSeiya. Both being androgens rose-themed generals that protects their domains with poisonous roses.
* TheFightingNarcissist: He's one of the Great Generals, known as the Flower General.
* FlowerMotifs: Specifically roses. They're all over his hat, as well as his estate.
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue: 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.
* HeroKiller: He kills Gremio using the man-eating spores.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: His eccentric sense of fashion tends to overshadow his skills at combat.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the hero interacts with him.
* ManEatingPlant: Named Antoinette, it guards Scarleticia with its toxic pollen.
* SissyVillain: 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).
* SomethingAboutARose: Has a heavy rose moffit. His castle is also protected by poisonous flowers.
* TheUnfought: Downplayed. You fight him in the war battles, but never directly.
* WarriorPoet: 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=]
->Voiced by: Atsuya Yamakawa (Drama CD)

* ColonelBadass: He is one of Emperor Barbarossa Rugner's Five Great Generals.
* BattleCouple: When fellow Great General Sonya Schulen took over as head of the naval forces, he would assist her with whatever she needed, and they soon became lovers.
* DadTheVeteran: The Hero's father.
* DuelBoss / DuelToTheDeath: 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.
* HeroKiller: He will execute Pahn, if you lose the first duel against him.
* OldSoldier
* OneManArmy: He is also known as the General of One-Hundred Victories and is highly respected by Barbarossa and the citizens of the Empire
* ThePatriarch
* PrinciplesZealot: After 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.
* PromotionToParent: He has raised Ted as his own, after he found him wandering alone on a battlefield.
* SoProudOfYou: Having been bested by his own son, in his dying breath, he states how proud he is of Tir and that it is a great joy to be surpassed by his own son.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Emperor.
* YourSoulIsMine: 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.
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BigFancyHouse: He commands from the sprawling Moravia Castle.
* MasterSwordsman: He wields a vicious looking scimitar.
* OutGambitted: 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.
* SimSimSalabim: His look.
* ShouldersOfDoom: His armor has large shoulders. but not on Kwanda's level.

!!Sonya Schulen
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* TheBeastmaster: She summoned the Zombie Dragon to protect Toran Lake castle, which must be defeated to house the Liberation Army HQ.
* TheChick: Of the Five Great Generals.
* ChristmasCake: 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.
* ColorMotif: 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".
* CombinationAttack: Sonya can participate in the "Beauty Attack" with Cleo and Eileen.
* {{Determinator}}
* DrivenToSuicide: She attempts to take her own life for failing to defeat the Liberation Army, before agreeing to join them.
* LadyOfWar: She is a very graceful ActionGirl.
* MakingASplash: Wears the Flowing Rune, a stronger version of the Water Rune.
** Overlaps with AnIcePerson 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.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Her other speciality.
* RedemptionDemotion: 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.
* SecretDiary: 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.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: 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.
* SourSupporter: She agrees to join the Liberation Army so she can see the hero ''die'' in combat.
* WickedStepmother: To the hero. She and Teo were lovers before the war and she is extremely hostile toward the hero 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.

'''NOTE:''' For Neclord, the Star Dragon Sword and Yuber see Characters/SuikodenRecurringCharacters.

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

* AdaptationalBadass: 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 [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery 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.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness
* BlowYouAway: She has a permanent Wind Rune.
* BrainyBrunette
* ChekhovsGun: She made up plans for the Fire Spears and just asks for them to be stored in the Secret Factory so they'll come in handy. It does, when it ends up beating Teo's invincible Armored Cavalry.
* HopeSpringsEternal: She is always insistent on keeping up the tiny ray of hope of defeating the Empire despite her tiny army, which spurred her long term plans. This is also why she requested that nobody tells anyone about her death, because it would kill the Liberation Army's hope and morale.
* IAmDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin: She gives the hero her earrings to take to Mathiu, evidencing her death.
* LaResistance: She bravely leads the fledgling Liberation Army.
* LadyOfWar
* TheParagon: She uses her folk hero status to inspire the people around her to rally to the Liberation Army's cause.
* PluckyGirl
* QuicklyDemotedWoman: She joins the party early in the game, and has great stats - unfortunately, she is killed very soon after joining as a PlotDevice to allow the Hero to take over the leadership of the Liberation Army.
* SiblingYinYang: Mathiu is a strategist who was formerly a pacifistic teacher, whereas Odessa is a rebellious girl and early on in the game, leads the Liberation Army.
* SpiritedYoungLady
* TakeUpMySword: She inherited her fighting spirit from her ex-fiance Achilles. She ends up passing the torch to Tir, so it works both ways.
* YourSoulIsMine: 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).


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

!!Chief of Elf Village

* FantasticRacism: 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.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Not even important enough to have his own character portrait (though he does have official artwork).
* NoNameGiven: Only ever referred to as the chief of the Elf Village.

!!Chief of Dwarf Village

* BackForTheFinale: Makes an appearance after the final battle, along with Hanzo and Zorak.
* BigDamnHeroes: Finally shows up with the Firewind Cannon when it looks like the Liberation Army is going to be wiped out by the Burning Mirror.
* FantasticRacism: 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.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Not a Star of Destiny, but a minor ally at one point.
* NoNameGiven: Only ever referred to as the chief of the Dwarf Village.


* BackForTheFinale: Makes an appearance after the final battle to congratulate Tir, along with the dwarf chief and Hanzo.
* FamousAncestor: As with Tengaar, Clift, who Zorak is always eager to tell people about.