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Suikoden 2

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Riou (The Hero)

Voiced by: Hisafumi Oda (Drama CD)

  • Artifact of Doom: The Bright Shield Rune. Due to its unique nature, the rune compels its owner to fight its other half, which translates to Riou having to fight Jowy on opposing sides during the war.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Does this with Jowy, Nanami (unless she decides to have tea) and, later, with Tir in their Unite attacks. In the case of he and Hoi, this is amusingly subverted in their unite attack.
  • Badass Family: His adoptive father was a war hero, and his sister and he are very skilled at martial arts at a very young age.
  • Bash Brothers: His unite attack with Jowy.
  • Big Good: Riou is chosen by destiny to bear the Bright Shield Rune and to oppose Highland by becoming the leader of the Orange Army.
  • Blood Brothers: With childhood best friend, Jowy.
  • Chick Magnet: Richmond will lampshade this trope if you investigate Eilie.
  • Child Soldier: Like Jowy, Riou is a soldier of the Highland Army's Unicorn Youth Brigade.
  • The Chosen One: Choosen by a True Rune, granting him the power to fight against his enemies and eventually become the leader of an army.
  • Combat Medic: With the Bright Shield Rune, which grants him several powerful healing spells, making him an invaluable asset against bosses.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: He and Nanami had been left orphaned by previous wars and were adopted by a local hero named Genkaku.
  • Dramatic Wind: Later on when you win against Boss Battles and Duel Battles with Riou, instead of spinning his Tonfa, he'll just feel the wind on his face. Even inside a castle!
  • Dual Tonfas: His weapon of choice, which he wields with ease.
  • Fighting Your Friend: He is forced to fight against Jowy, following his defection to the Highland Kingdom.
  • Four-Star Badass: Eventually becomes one during the course of the game.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can call the hero any name you wish.
  • The Hero
    • Magnetic Hero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits on offer.
  • Heroic Mime: As is typical of RPG heroes.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: The Bright Shield Rune's level 2 and level 4 spells. The latter, called Forgiver Sign, which is unlockable by getting all 108 recruits, heals all allies for a total of up a certain amount of HP and deals damage to a single target equal to the amount in excess of the HP healed. Thus, it deals maximum damage when the party is at full HP.
  • Light 'em Up: Thanks to the Bright Shield Rune. Also, Riou has a strong affinity with the Resurrection Rune, which he can use effectively against undead foes.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very fast, very strong. He has one of the highest dodge, counter attack, and critical hit rates in the game.
  • Ryu and Ken / Brains and Brawn: He and Jowy roughly have the same stats, but Riou has slightly better physical stats than Jowy, making him The Brawn.
  • Shout-Out: His costume design is very similar to the archetypal portrayal of Monkey from Journey to the West.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: At one point, Nanami tries to convince him to run away from his responsibilities. Accepting leads to a 10-Minute Retirement, after which the other characters catch up and try to convince him to be their leader again. Refusing here turns the temporary retirement into a Non-Standard Game Over permanent one.
    • Running away will also lead the storyline to one of the Stars of Destiny, Ridley Wizen, being killed off-screen and later being replaced by his son. However, if you refuse to run away, Ridley will live.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: A classic example - Jowy, Nanami and himself.
  • William Telling: He participates in a traveling circus' show by having various pieces of fruit placed on his head while knife-thrower Eilie impales them with expert precision. You can throw off her aim and get hit with a knife yourself by choosing to wimp out and move to either side before she throws.


Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (Drama CD)

  • Action Girl
  • Angst: While she could get back up again eventually, throughout the game, Nanami constantly expresses how much she's tired of the war, fighting Jowy and how they should just run away and lead a secluded life. In Tinto, the hero can agree to this sentiment and run off with disastrous result, and if the conditions were met, she FINALLY ran off from war and faked being dead just to avoid seeing the hero and Jowy fighting.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Big Sister Instinct
  • The Champion: To the hero.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Somethimes, during her unite attack with the hero, Nanami lets the hero handle it himself and is seen casually reading a book, singing to herself and having a picnic. Not bad since it heals 10% of her HP and gives you the chance to do the Combination Attack again.
  • Cool Big Sis: She and Riou aren't blood related. They were orphans adopted by Genkaku and raised together as siblings. Nanami took it upon herself to look after Riou after their grandfather's death, because she's the elder sibling.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • Faking the Dead: If you gather all 108 Stars before reaching a certain point, her death turns out to be this when she is shot by Gorudo.
  • Four Is Death: During the climax of Matilda's invasion, Nanami successfully blocks the first three arrows shoots at her, but the fourth one hit his mark and kills (or not) her.
  • Fragile Speedster: She's the fastest character you can get early game, even faster than The Hero. She can't take as much punishment as him. But with the right equipment, she could become a Lightning Bruiser.
  • Genki Girl
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She is mortally wounded protecting the hero from Gorudo - depending on whether or not the player meets the right conditions, she either survives and pretends to be dead in order to escape the war, or is Killed Off for Real.
  • Hot-Blooded: Don't mess with the hero or Jowy when she's around.
  • Lethal Chef: Her cooking is so bad that the only reason Riou can eat it is because he's developed an immunity to it.
  • Not Blood Siblings: The hero and herself.
  • Parental Substitute: To Pilika.
  • Plucky Girl: She's one of the bravest of all the Suikoden characters.
  • The Pollyanna: She almost always remains positive for the hero's sake, despite the hardships they must face.
  • Team Mom: She not only looks after Riou, but Joey and Pilika as well. When Joey assassinates Annabel and defects to the Highland Army, he leaves Pilika in Nanami's care.
  • Tomboy
    • One of the Boys: To Jowy and the hero.
    • Short Tank: To most of the other characters - Viktor especially, who calls her a "pug-nosed tomboy".
  • 10-Minute Retirement: She can convinces the Hero to flee with her during the Tinto incident, if you choose the right answers during a dialogue with her. Eventually, others characters will catch up and try to convince them to come back.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Nanami is an absolute idealist and refuses to accept the harsh reality that war does not end just by both leaders saying "Let us sign a peace treaty." out of blue or one of them going "Screw This, I'm Outta Here!". She fakes her death to get away from those harsh realities and stays at Kyaro until both Riou and Jowy came back in her ideal visions (as buddies, not leaders of two warring factions).
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Ghosts. She is petrified of them.

Jowy Atreides (later Blight)

Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Drama CD)

  • Arranged Marriage: He marries Jillia Blight, the Big Bad's sister, to further his power in the Highland Kingdom.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Black Sword Rune - it soon starts to consume him...
  • The Atoner: After everything he does over the course of the game, Jowy doesn't believe he deserves the second chance Leknaat grants him in the Golden Ending. She tells him that while his sins have not been cleansed, he still has the power to help make the world a better place, which is enough to give him some peace.
  • Death Seeker: He's ready to die by the end of the game and knows he doesn't have much time left anyway. The only thing he wants is for his friend to kill him and put a definitive end to the war once and for all.
  • Four-Star Badass: Becomes one for the villain team.
  • Bash Brothers: His unite attack with the hero.
  • Bishounen
  • Blood Brothers: The hero is his childhood best friend.
  • The Chosen One: By the Black Sword Rune.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: His betrayal of the hero and Nanami - however it is revealed to be a False Flag Operation and he decided to destroy Highland from within after witnessing the power of Luca Blight. The hero and Nanami are completely oblivious to this plan.
    • Not so much that they're oblivious. They catch on eventually and even conspire with Jowy to kill Luca Blight. What makes this trope really stick though is that Jowy decides that peace will never come between Highland and Jowston because the two countries hate each other so much, and he invites Riou and Nanami to a fake peace treaty signing with the purpose of taking them hostage and forcing the City-State to surrender. The only thing that saved Riou and Nanami then was that Shu planned ahead and used Pilika as a meat-shield to get them out of there. Because of this, the war continues regardless and both countries end up being absorbed into each other as the Dunan Republic.
  • Fallen Hero
  • Fighting Your Friend: He is forced to fight against the hero, following his defection to the Highland Kingdom.
  • Grey and Gray Morality
  • Hero Antagonist: Contains the Beast Rune as the King of Highland.
  • Involuntary Battle to the Death: He has to face the hero in one final battle to get the games ultimate 'good' ending.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How he feels about all of the above - he feels it was for the greater good, even murdering Anabelle. Although he admits at the end of the game he does feel bad about doing it all.
  • The Lancer: To the hero.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While he doesn't hit as hard as The Hero physically, he makes up for it by being a better mage than him.
  • Lonely Rich Kid
  • Magic Knight: Proficient in both physical combat and magic.
  • The Mole: Jowy joins Luca Blight, believing he can work from within to bring about a better future. Jowy eventually becomes a general in Highland, marries Jillia Blight, and secretly plots against Luca with Leon Silverberg.
  • Parental Abandonment: His step-father throws him out of the Atreides house and his mother does not intervene.
  • Power of the Void - Jowy's Black Sword Rune spells.
  • Ryu and Ken / Brains and Brawn: He and Riou have roughly the same stats, but Jowy has slightly better magical stats and much better elemental affinities than Riou, making him The Brains.
  • Simple Staff: He fights with a bo staff. He trades it up for a sword when he joins Highland.
  • Storm of Blades: The Black Sword Rune's level 4 spell, Hungry Friend.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": 'JoEy'?
  • We Used to Be Friends: His betrayal. Nanami is incredibly upset about Jowy's defection to the Highland Kingdom - even faking her own death (in some conditions) so she doesn't have to fight him.

    Stars of Destiny 

Viktor and Flik

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.




Kinnison and Shiro

  • The Archer: Lives in the woods, wears a scarf and tunic, has a faithful dog companion, and uses a bow and arrows. A typical ranger type.
  • A Boy and His Dog: Shiro is actually a wolf, but the trope applies regardless.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: If you successfully recruit all 5 squirrels, Feather, and Sigfried, along with Ayda, you get a special surprise during the end credits: a bonus cutscene, where Ayda visits Kinnison. However, this is only seen during the game's best ending, meaning, you also have to recruit all 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Canine Companion: Shiro, to Kinnison. He is always by his side and apparently can communicate quite well with him.
  • Country Mouse: it takes him a little time to adjust to castle life, due to having grown up in the isolation of the forest.
  • Forest Ranger: He is recruited after he sees that the hero has put a fallen bird's nest back in a tree.
  • Heroic Dog: Shiro.
  • In Harmony with Nature: He only hunts what he needs to survive on.
  • Nature Hero: When you first enter the forest surrounding Ryubei Village, you find a fledgeling that's fallen from its nest. Put it back, then return a short time later to find Kinnison and Shiro, who'll ask if you were the one who saved it. Answer "yes" and he and Shiro will join Riou's army.
    • Nature Lover: If you have Richmond investigate him, he tells you Kinnison lives in the forest where you found him and that he's found peace with nature by only hunting what he needs to live on.
  • Nice Guy: Kinnison is humble and polite, which makes him a natural fit for the Friendship Runenote 
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Shiro grew up with Kinnison from when he was a pup.
  • Purity Personified: A relatively rare male example.
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Ship Tease: With Ayda. Due to both of them having animal companions and a mutual love for nature and animals, they seem to get along very well. It's even mentioned that they keep correspondence with each other after the war.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He is highly narcissistic and thinks himself to be incredibly powerful and beautiful.
  • Black Sheep: He was banned from his magic academy due to his arrogant rule-breaking.
  • It's All About Me: Whe Shu makes him head magic instructor, he thinks this a logical and obvious choice given his own greatness.
  • Jerkass: One of the most obnoxious recruitable characters in the series.
  • Kung-Fu Wizard
  • The Munchausen
  • Only Sane Man: Despite all those insufferable tropes he possessed, Shu noted that he's still more stable than Luc or Viki, thus in his ending he ends up as the official magic instructor of Dunan.
  • Playing with Fire: One of the best Fire mages in the game.
  • Smug Snake
  • The Middle East: His look.
  • Useless Useful Spell: His Fire Dragon shoryuken style move is powerful, but damages him too. Subverted if you equip him with the Fire Sealing Rune, which reduces all Fire damage to zero.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • Barbarian Hero: Her Look.
  • Bash Sisters: With Oulan, judging by their Unite attack.
  • Big Eater: She likes to eat a lot of meat.
    • Picky Eater: Implied; if you talk to her in the restaurant that Hai Yo opens in your castle, she'll say her food doesn't taste right, but everyone else is gushing about how fantastic the food is.
  • The Drifter: She wandered to Dunan all the way from the Nameless Lands. According to the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue, after the war she leaves for the Grasslands without a word.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite her intimidating look, she is quite maternal and likes children.
  • Heroic Build: She's incredibly muscular and strong.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Richmond mentions that she and Oulan would probably get along pretty well. He's evidently right as they can do a Unite attack.
  • Stone Wall



See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • Action Girl
  • Always Second Best: To Valeria, whom she can't stand. She's challenged her to 11 duels so far, and is said to have lost 10 of them. Ouch.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: In hers and Valeria's Unite Attack.
  • Bifauxnen: She sports a masculine, cropped haircut.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Valeria, should you take her with you to recruit her, actually chides Anita for pissing away her talent by spending time getting pissed literally.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite being rivals, she and Valeria are frequently seen at the HQ bar having a drink together.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Spends a LOT of time not fighting knocking back a drink.
  • Lady Drunk: She's said to have a penchant for drinking heavily.
  • Lady of War: Subverted, She may look the part, but her personality and penchant for boozing makes her anything but.
  • Really Gets Around: It's heavily implied that she sleeps around; particularly if you have Richmond investigate her.
  • The Rival: Of fellow fencer, Valeria. This appears to be rather one-sided as Valeria has bested her 10 out of the 11 times they have dueled.
  • The Tease: Known for this, even hits on The Hero if you speak to her pre-recruitment.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: If you choose to recruit Valeria (rather than Kasumi), she and Anita will both gripe about being stuck having to work with each other.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Valeria.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.




  • Action Girl: Has no problem joining the army and fighting in combat. She can do reasonable damage with her throwing weapons and is fast to boot.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Ellie's is styled in a short bobcut hairdo, in contrast to her sister's waist-length hair. Which is used to convey that Ellie is the tomboyish one.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's obvious to her sister and Bolgan, that she nurses a huge crush on Riou. But she can't work up the nerve to say so.
  • Circus Brat: She grew up in the circus with her older sister, Rina.
  • Did Not Get The Guy: In Ellie's ending, she and her sister take their circus performance on the road again, without Ellie confessing her feelings for Riou.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: She's got a big inferiority complex towards her big sister.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's pretty feisty. She get particularly tempramental when teased about how she feels for the Hero.
  • Knife-Throwing Act: Her speciality in circus performances and weapon of choice in combat.
  • Modesty Shorts: She wears a pair of black leather tights beneath her sarong.
  • Playing with Fire: Ellie excels in the use of fire runes, though her magic isn't as potent as Rina's.
  • Romani: She and her sister, Rina, are a travelling pair circus performers, but dress like gypsies.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Noted by Richmond, during his third investigation on her.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Rina and herself. Rina often tells Eilie to act more feminine while Eilie is disgusted whenever Rina acts like a blatant flirt.
  • Walking the Earth: Her and her family make up a traveling circus.


Freed Yamamoto


Voiced by: Show Hayami (Drama CD)

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: If you choose the path where you run with Nanami during the Tinto events, Flik, Apple and Shu will eventually catch up to you. If you refuse to come back, you will discover that Ridley made an Heroic Sacrifice, fighting off Neclord zombies, while looking for you. Shu then slaps the Hero, and proceeds to deliver to him a What the Hell, Hero? speech.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He is a world renown strategist and is directly responsible for winning many of the battles of the game.
  • Black Sheep: Like Apple, he also trained under Mathiu and was his most promising student until he was cast out when his greed got the better of him.
  • Broken Ace
  • Character Development: He goes from blunt cynic to courageous mentor as the game progresses.
  • Cynical Mentor: He starts out as this, but becomes more of a traditional mentor as he comes to realise that it is sometimes necessary to put himself on the line in order to truly win.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The famous line between he and Leon:
    Leon: "Never put your own life in danger; that's the first rule in the book."
    Shu: "I had to throw the book away; you read from it too many times."
  • Defrosting Ice Lord: He starts cynical but gradually warms up and starts to really care, mostly due to Apple and Nanami's influence.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Apple (see The Resenter entry).
  • Impossible Task: He (rather cruelly) tells Apple that if she can find a coin that he hurls into a river, he'll join the hero's cause.
  • Intrepid Merchant: Having been cast out by Mathiu, his uncanny grasp of the movements in the world quickly lead him to became rich through trading.
  • Jerkass: When first encountered he is cynical and does not want to get involved in the war. He is cruel to Apple making her get on her knees and beg and telling her id she can find a single coin tossed in the river then he will do as she asks.
  • The Resenter: After successfully completing Shu's challenge, he admits to being cold towards Apple because she spurned him. Apple was already aware of his reasons and tells him "it was necessary" when he asks why.
  • The Strategist: He orchestrates all of the Allied Army battle plans.
  • The Stoic: He can be distant, reacting to major turns in the war with some degree of aloofness.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Very much so; he is distant and just a touch broody in addition to being, well, tall dark-haired, and handsome.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: See Armor-Piercing Slap.
  • We Have Reserves: His initial, rather blunt attitude to combat.


  • Apron Matron: To the Allied forces.
  • Bag of Sharing: Her speciality — she looks after the HQ warehouse, where all items and equipment can be dropped off, stored and retrieved when necessary.
  • Big Eater: Like Bolgan, she likes most of the dishes served when she judges the Cook Off.
  • Brawn Hilda: Her look — she's pretty well-built from dragging boxes around all day in the warehouse.



  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: She is used to swap party members in and out of the hero's team.
  • Christmas Cake: A great deal of her dialogue sounds like a come on, but she remarks that the hero is too young.
  • Cool Big Sis: To the younger members of the Allied Forces.
  • Dragon Lady: Only in appearance. She's got the look, but not the evil personality.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: She runs the bar at the Allied HQ.
  • Lady in Red: She wears a sexy, clinging cheongsam.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She uses an elegant cigarette holder.
  • Team Mom: She shares this role with Barbara and often watches over Pilika. It's especially evident during an (unfortunately) optional scene where she tells Riou that he can rely on her for advice and comfort if he needs it.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Tai Ho and Yam Koo

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • Amazonian Beauty: She's as strong as she looks too.
  • Bash Sisters: With Hanna, judging by their Unite attack.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Her speciality is unarmed combat.
  • Berserk Button: Literally — her Angry Dragon Rune puts her in a constant berserk state for the duration of the battle.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: More in the tall than wide sense.
  • Bodyguard Babe: She is a veteran bodyguard and powerful martial artist. Gameplay wise, this ability means that even if the unit she's in is destroyed during a battle, there won't be any fatalities.
    • If she's in your final party, and if you say that you have to stay to find Jowy when L'Renouille Castle starts to collapse, she'll tell you that it's her job to be your bodyguard and that her contract is binding, and she'll then start dragging you out of the throneroom.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Combat Stilettos: Oulan wears a pair of sharp crimson high heels.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: She has a huge fan-club within the Allied Forces - and they're all female.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Gainaxing: Her battle portrait.
  • Heroic Build
  • Heroic Spirit
    • For Great Justice: She has a passion for defending the weak and is in constant search for people who are worth defending.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Richmond lampshades this about her and Hanna.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Instant Fan Club: Accordign to Richmond, she is said to have one, composed only by girls.
  • Knight Errant
  • Ms. Fanservice: As Richmond's final investigation notes: "I found a memo of hers. It said '90 60 89'. I wonder what if could mean? Some kinda code, I guess."
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Can deliver one using her Angry Dragon Rune (once per battle, but it can be used multiple times if she's affected by Berserk status), where she pounds the hell out of the enemy with her fists, knocks them upwards and finally uppercuts them in midair.
  • She's Got Legs
  • Statuesque Stunner
  • Stone Wall: She has one of the highest defensive stats note  in the game.


  • Information Desk: His speciality — he can be recruited (for a small fee) to find out the whereabouts of as yet recruited characters, although a certain amount of Figure It Out Yourself is also required.
  • Knowledge Broker: Aswell as letting the hero know the location of potential recruits, he can also investigate current team-mates, offering fun trivia but also useful game information about pairings for unite attacks, for example.
  • Hardboiled Detective
  • Film Noir: His look — the classic 1940's/50's, trench-coat wearing, coin-flipping, chain-smoking private eye. He also bares a striking resemblance to Columbo.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Has a pet cat called Bianca who he keeps in his jacket pocket.
  • Leitmotif: A bluesy, filmic theme tune starts to play whenever the hero speaks to him.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Smoking Is Cool
  • The Barnum: When first encountered, but he joins the Allied Forces after the hero beats him in a coin flipping bet (where Richmond used a weighted coin). He apologizes for tricking the hero and agrees to join, impressed that the hero saw through his trick.

Yoshino Yamamoto


  • Adventurer Archaeologist: He is obsessed with finding the lost treasure of the Sindar Race. When first encountered, the hero teams up with him to help his quest.
  • All That Glitters: The "treasure" turns out to be a powerful healing herb, that he orginally disregards in frustration, but whose power he comes to appreciate when Hilda falls ill and it heals her.
  • Happily Married: To Hilda.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Only in appearance, see below.
  • We Buy Anything: He opens an item store at HQ, once recruited.
  • We Sell Everything: His store carries any item that has been found available in any other item store already visited by the hero.




See Suikoden Recurring Characters.




  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • 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.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's very passionate and appreciates people who are as "toasty" (flushed) as he is, mostly because it shows they appreciate the benefits of hot baths.



Ridley Wizen

  • Batman Gambit: He and Shu cook one up to fool the Highland Army into thinking the Kobolds are still vulnerable to Fantastic Racism post-Two River so they can outflank the Highland Army later when they least expect it.
  • Blue Blood: He is Kobold nobility and is the General of the Two River Army as well as the leader of the Kobold section of Two River.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He does NOT suffer idiocy or incompetence amongst his troops, and he was prepared at one point to horsewhip Fitcher for what he perceived to be cowardice/treason.
    • If he goes through with it, Fitcher notes that Ridley was holding back however...
  • Fantastic Racism: The three races who live in Two River - Humans, Wingers and Kobolds - do not get along and live in three distinct quarters of the town.
  • Four-Star Badass: So much so that his reputation will make every Kobold in the Jowston City States head for the battlefield without question. Bonus points for being more than happy to join his troops on the front lines.
  • Heroic Dog
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Can perform one if you choose to run away with Nanami during the Tinto events: Ridley will die fighting off zombies, while looking for you. Shu subsequent slap and What the Hell, Hero? speech to the hero are well deserved.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Large and in Charge: Most of the Kobolds are based on fairly small breeds of dog (terriers, for example) - whereas Ridley, as the leader, is taller and has a doberman or alsatian look about him.
  • 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
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy

Boris Wizen


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Hai Yo






See Suikoden Recurring Characters.



Hix and Tengaar

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Teresa Wisemail

  • Action Girl: In war.
  • The Archer: Again, in war; she's one of the generals of an archery unit.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On her guardian Shin, but these feelings are never communicated.
  • Driven to Suicide: She attempted to take her own life for failing to repel the attack on Greenhill, before agreeing to join the Allied Forces cause.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Heroic Spirit
  • 100% Adoration Rating: She cares for her citizens above all else and is well-loved by the people of Greenhill.
  • The Ojou: Type 1 — she comes from a powerful, political family.
  • Purity Personified
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Compared to her father, most definitely.
  • Rescue Arc: The hero's team travel to Greenhill to help reinstate her as mayor from her exile.
  • Self-Deprecation: Felt she was not fit to take over her father's duties. In response, the citizens of Greenhill declared her the "acting mayor" instead.
  • Survivor Guilt: When Muse soldiers threatened to sell her for ransom to Highland, she was rescuded by Shin and hides out in a forest cottage. However, in her solitude (and safety) she blames herself for Greenhill's fall.
  • You Are in Command Now: She had taken over as mayor of Greenhill from her ailing father, Alec, before the Highland Invasion.


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Her rather amusing Unite attack with Flik.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's young and petite but stat-wise, she is surprisingly one of the better characters in the entire game - her unite attack with Flik is especially potent.
  • Genki Girl
  • Joshikousei: She's a student at Newleaf Academy in Greenhill.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Newleaf Academy's answer to this trope — she's quite mean to Nanami, very self-assured and does tease the hero's party with her ghost stories, but she's a nice girl at heart.
  • Mouthy Kid
  • Playing with Fire: She's one of the best Fire mages in the game.
  • Plucky Girl: She rallies the student body to help repel Highland's forces, and was acting as a mule to keep supplies running to Teresa whilst she was in exile.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl
  • Stalker With a Crush: She has a huge (unrequited) crush on Flik and follows him around wherever he goes.
  • Unknown Rival: Nanami is puzzled when Nina sizes her up as competition for Flik's affections.



See Suikoden Recurring Characters.



See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Humphrey and Futch

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Drama CD)


Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Drama CD)

Kiba Windamier

  • Badass Beard
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Defeat Means Friendship / Heel–Face Turn: He is taken prisoner after battle map 7 and joins the Allied Forces.
  • Determinator: His defense in war battles is so high that in the battle before he can be recruited, it's almost impossible to destroy his unit. In fact, you actually can throw everything at him, and you still have to wait for the plot to take care of things because he just refuses to be defeated.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Richmond's investigations let you know he had a high rank, but his pay was pretty crappy despite his fine service record.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Acts as a decoy toward the end of the game, giving the main army a fighting chance, but dies in the process. He did this knowing fully well that he wasn't going to come back.
  • Made of Iron: His defense in War Battles turns his unit into this.
  • Master Swordsman: He's a veteran of many previous wars.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Whereas he is powerful, built and typically masculine, his son Klaus is mild-mannered, bookish and comparitively effeminate.
  • Take Up My Sword: Asks Shu to take care of his son before the battle in which he dies.
  • The Stoic
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: He get's very angry with Viktor for his lack of respect when he's captured.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: His main motivation to join is because Luca Blight murdered his own father, Agares, who was his master.

Klaus Windamier



  • Bishounen
  • The Empath: As a phonologist, he has the ability to listen to the music of the mind, a way is deducing the mood of others.
  • In the Blood: His father is also a gifted phonologist.
  • Music And Sound Effects: His speciality - he can change the menu sound effect options once recruited.
  • Nice Hat: A black beret with a music note motif.

Ayda and Feather

  • Action Girl: She doesn't carry that bow and arrow for decoration. Just sayin'.
  • The Archer: She wields the Great Hawk Rune, which allows her to attack all enemy targets when used. The trade-off is that damage is halved.
  • Birds of a Feather: See the Nature Hero entry.
  • Bond Creatures: Feather. The hero is able to befriend him by using the magic Listening Crystals Badeaux gives him.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Her look is a cross between a forest ranger's and stereotypical Native American garb.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Seen during the end credits of the best ending, if you've successfully recruited all 5 squirrelsnote , Feather, and Sigfried. If you do, you'll get a bonus scene where she visits Kinnison, causing him to blush.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's basically a female Kinnison.
  • Flechette Storm: Her unite attack with Kinnison (or Stallion) has them shower all enemies with a rapid fire barrage of arrows.
  • Friend to All Living Things: When your party finds her in the Forest Village, she's defending Feather from the townspeople, to keep them from killing him. They get scared off when a flock of griffons swoop in to attack. Ayda tries communicating with them and gets wounded for her trouble, propmting your party to save her and Feather.
  • Giant Flyer: Feather.
  • Hachimaki: She wears a headband with a pair of feathers adoring each side.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Hilariously subverted. When Nash stumbled across her in the nude, he had to run for his life.
  • Monster Allies: Feather.
  • Nature Hero: Like Kinnison, she's also a defender of the woodlands and the animals therein.
    • Nature Lover: Although you find her in the Forest Village, if you talk to the townspeople, you'll learn she actually lives in the forest surrounding the village instead.
  • Nubile Savage: She's hot-blooded....and just plain hot. In fact, Nash from the Suikogaiden games even stumbles across her when she's naked.....and yes, this trope more than applies.
  • Our Gryphons Are Different: Feather — he is their Prince.
  • Ship Tease: With Kinnison.


  • Cool Horse: He's a unicorn.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He will only show up for attractive young maidens.
  • Bond Creatures: The hero is able to befriend him, partly by using the magic Listening Crystals Badeaux gives him.
  • Hilarity Ensues: When recruiting him, bringing Miku=Miku or Sierra to him as a maiden has interesting results.
    • "No. Just... No" Reaction: For an even funnier scene, bring Lo Wen. When Sigfried lays eyes on her, he doesn't say a word. Instead, a sweatdrop icon appears in his speech bubble, then he turns around and goes back into the forest, leaving Lo Wen feeling downright insulted!
  • Monster Allies
  • Mythology Upgrade: Unlike traditional unicorns, who's magic is mostly limited to teleportation, he possesses the unique Blessed White Lady Rune, which has 3 powerful magic attacks.
  • Side Quest: He first appears in Hix and Tengaar's sidequest, where Hix agrees to undertake "The Test of the Unicorn" ....which turns out to be an obvious Fetch Quest sham but coincidently, the pair do encounter Sigfried, who backs off when Hix bravely protects Tengaar from him.
  • Virgin Power: The other requirement to recruiting him is to bring a young female character with the hero to meet him.


Simone Verdricci

Vincent De Boule

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Valeria and Kasumi

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: True, all the merchants who join your team don't give you any sort of discount, but this guy makes a point of letting you know he wouldn't even try.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: His is possibly the most arduous recruitment process in the game...
  • Intrepid Merchant:....but now he wants YOU to do it.
  • Chain of Deals
  • That One Side Quest: For him to join, it is necessary to make 50,000 potch profit, purely from buy-low/sell-high trading at the various trade-posts throughout Dunan. This is an arduous, long-winded task compared to most of the other characters' recruitment processes.







See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.



  • Criminal Doppelgänger: He pretends to be the hero, mostly in order to afford himself an easy life, with free food, drink and compliments.
    • Bluff the Impostor: He is revealed to be a fake when the villagers ask him to see the Bright Shield rune, and it turns out he has simply drawn it on.
  • Easy Impersonation: He bares little resemblance to the hero, being short, fat and with only a vaguely similar outfit.
  • Idiot Ball:...however the people of Radat seem to be taken in by him to start with.
  • Gonk
  • I Owe You My Life: He pledges to join the hero, afer he helps him out when the mobs turns on him in Radat when they learn the truth.
  • Loony Fan: Of the hero - he spends most of his time trying to be just like him.

Long Chan Chan





Kahn Marley


  • An Axe to Grind
  • Big Damn Heroes: If the hero should try to run away with Nanami, but come back, Koyu and Marlowe try one to rescue Lo Wen and Lilly. It doesn't work, but Lo Wen and Lilly are very appreciative, anyway.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Just like his sworn brother and sister.
  • Blood Brothers: With Gijimu and Lo Wen.
  • Distress Call: He relays the news of Neclords attacks to the Allied Forces.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Along with his sworn brother and sister, he joins with the hero's Allied Army to defeat Neclord and save his friends.
  • Keet: He certainly talks a lot.
  • Loveable Rogue: He's the youngest of the Lampdragon Bandits.
  • Power Trio: Gijimu, Lo Wen and himself.
  • Super Speed: He has the Gale Rune equipped as standard.

Lo Wen

  • Action Girl
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Just like her sworn brothers.
  • Blood Brothers: With Gijimu and Koyu.
  • Boobs of Steel
  • Epic Flail: She wields a whip-chain with a spiked ball at the end.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Following her rescue from Neclord.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Plain Jane: Most of the women in the series are either cute, alluring or beautiful in some way, whereas she stands out as being designed so as to be conventionally rather plain, even unattractive.
  • Power Trio: Gijimu, Koyu and herself.
  • Rescue Arc: Neclord captures her and Lilly as his bride. Normally, Riou, Viktor and Kahn rescue her, but if Riou tries to escape the war, but comes back, Koyu and Marlowe try to rescue them.
  • Sarashi: She wears a traditional fighter's body wrap, a symbol of toughness in Japan.
  • Tomboy
  • Tsundere: Apparently, she's pretty tough on guys she likes.

Marlowe Cody

  • Big Damn Heroes: If the hero should try to run away with Nanami, but come back, Koyu and Marlowe try one to rescue Lo Wen and Lilly. It doesn't work, but Lo Wen and Lilly are very appreciative, anyway.
  • Hot for Student: He has a crush on his young pupil, Lilly Pendragon.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: He loves to read books about high adventure and longs to have the chance to take part.
  • I Should Write a Book About This: He is so inspired by the hero's bravery, that he begins to chronicle his adventures. Also wrote the stage-play "Neclord's End", which tells a rather inaccurate version of the Army's battle against Neclord.
  • Nice Guy
  • Odd Friendship: He couldn't be more different than his best friend, the hyper-active motor mouth Koyu.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses

Sierra Mikain

  • Animal Motifs: Bats, clearly.
  • Artifact of Doom: She was possessed by the power of the Moon Rune, a magic artefact symbolising cruelty and compassion, that transforms the bearer into a vampire. She gained mastery over her desire to kill however, drawing on the compassionate aspect of the rune's powers and retreated into isolation.
  • Badass Cape
  • Empowered Badass Normal: She's a vampire totally immune to the weaknesses of most of her kind.
  • Heroic Albino: Pale skin, white hair, red eyes and very much one of the good guys...once she wakes up.
  • Hot Witch
  • Hunter of Her Own Kind/Vampire Hunter: Some of her fellow villagers, lacking the power of the rune to stay alive, went rogue and began to feast on the living again. She was determined to stop the renegade vampires from causing suffering to others and thus she became a vampire hunter.
  • Monster Town: She was approached by others who desired immortality and so created the Blue Moon Village, a safe haven for other vampires who had cast away their blood-sucking past. The power of the rune allowed the vampires to live without the need to drink the blood of the living.
  • Mystical White Hair
  • Not a Morning Person: Due to her vampiric nature. Sunlight doesn't actually hurt her, but she still prefers to sleep in.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: She does not need to feed on the living to sustain herself, as above. Nor does sunlight actually harm her, though she doesn't find it pleasant.
  • It's Personal: Neclord, one of her fellow Moon Blue villagers, overtaken by the lust for power, stole the Moon Rune and fled, robbing immortality from the villagers other than Sierra.
  • Really 700 Years Old: At about a thousand years old, she's the single oldest character yet introduced in the Suikoden series. Even the seemingly-eternal Leknaat and the unseen but ancient Emperor Hikusaak of Harmonia are younger.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Although, she is one of the good guys.
  • Shawl Of Asskicking
  • Sole Survivor Of her village.
  • Undeathly Pallor


Georg Prime

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Abizboah, Rulodia and Chuchura




  • Cool Teacher: He teaches at the Newleaf Academy.
  • Fetch Quest: He's a sculptor and will join the hero if he brings him some clay.
  • Nice Guy: Lampshaded by one of his students even.




See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • The Archmage: His magical abilities far surpass anyone else in the known world, save perhaps his master, Crowley. He's the best magic user in the game.
  • Badass Grandpa
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Long Robe
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: During a duel that took place against Crowley (of Suikoden I fame) over a hundred years ago, the force of their battling leveled three mountains and evaporated a lake.
  • Hermit Guru
  • Magic Wand: The Nova Rod
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Reincarnation: Implied. He and Crowley have listed years of birth after the time of their epic duel. Word of God confirms this wasn't an error, but doesn't elaborate. Since each sought to produce power equivalent to a True Rune without actually possessing a True Rune, this presumably was their method of matching the immortality that the things grant. It's generally assumed by fans that both of them died in their duel, were reborn, and resumed their rivalry after reaching adulthood again.
  • The Rival: With Crowley from Suikoden 1. He is Crowley's ex-pupil but the two are now bitter rivals.
  • Summon Magic: He wields the Blue Gate Rune, a rune used to summon monsters from another world to attack enemies.
  • Up to Eleven: His magicial abilities.
  • Witch Species: Possibly.
  • Wizard Duel: With Crowley.

Maku-Maku, Meku-Meku, Miku-Miku, Moku-Moku and Muku-Muku

Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Drama CD)

    Highland Kingdom 

Blight Royal Family

Prince Luca Blight

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Drama CD)

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the prince of the kingdom and one of the most dangerous characters of the game.
  • Ax-Crazy: A truly and utterly psychotic sociopath, he's more at home in a straitjacket than lording over an army.
  • Badass Normal: Even moreso when you consider that while magic is commonplace, Luca has only a sword, heavy armor and one Rune which he uses in conjunction with his attacks. And he's still one of the most terrifying beings in the entire series.
  • Battle Theme Music: He gets one of the famous Suikoden II one-shot (well, technically three-shot) battle themes for himself, entitled "The Chase": [1]
  • The Caligula: When the most murderous, psychopathic member of an army is the royal prince in charge of it, you know you're in trouble.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: It's hard to imagine a guy more gleefully embracing of his title as a villain than Luca.
  • Determinator: His unwillingness to die after absurd amounts of mortal injury is insane.
  • Difficulty Spike: To actually have a chance of taking him on requires an unforeseeable amount of levelling up and equipping of 18 individual characters, and even when that's done, he still provides a steep jump in terms of difficulty.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In the loosest sense. His sister Jillia is the only person he will hold an equal discourse with. Although it is actually revealed in the Gaiden game that the only reason Luca tolerates Jillia is because of her strong resemblance to their late mother. Given his maniacal character, this is probably the closest he comes to expressing "love".
  • Evil Laugh
  • Evil Prince: He's a prince and calling him evil is a huge understatement.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Subverted, he offers the Highland subordinates to facilitate the renewal of hostilities with Jowston.
  • Freudian Excuse: Although his is All There in the Manual. When he was a child, he and his mother were captured by bandits hired by Muse while his father ran away and abandoned them. He had to watch his mother being raped in front of him.
  • Kill It with Fire: Burned down a couple of villages when he invaded Jowston, and uses a Fire Rune to enchant his sword.
  • Lack of Empathy: He kills everything in his path without any hint of remorse.
  • Large Ham: He steals almost every scene he's in.
  • Made of Iron: He takes an absolute beating from three groups of 6 members of the Liberation Army and is shot by a volley of arrows before finally keeling over at the hands of the hero.
  • Messy Hair: He has long, unkept hair, which only further adds to his deranged look.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He hates everyone and everything and wants them all to die; one of his ongoing plans at the time of his death is to release the Beast Rune.
  • Parental Issues: He has harbored a deep hatred for his father Agares, after he had to witness his own mother, Sara, being raped whilst his cowardly father simply ran away.
  • Patricide: Luca conspired with Jowy to poison his own father as a result of certain events in the past.
  • Pitiful Worms: He shows utter contempt for his subjects.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": He's at his happiest while burning villages to the ground and slaughtering everyone in it.
  • Rasputinian Death: See That One Boss for details.
  • Sadist: He takes sadistic glee in making everyone's acting like "pig" and enjoying their suffering at the couple of burning villages.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He successfully conspires with Jowy Atreides to assassinate Agares.
  • Sequential Boss: DEAR LORD! To beat him, you have to form 3 different teams to ambush him. The first two teams can't kill him, only weaken him, and their battles will automatically be cut short if you manage to deal enough damage or after a few turns elapsed. It is then the final team's mission to land the killing blow, which is easier said than done, Luca being very resilient to pain and able to mop the floor with you if Riou doesn't heal constantly (and if you didn't damage him enough beforehand, chances are Riou won't have enough rune usages to keep everyone alive long enough to defeat him). Then, Luca flees, and you have to fight him in a duel with Riou, in which the usually straightforward action hints become downright misleading and Luca is perfectly able to kill Riou in just a few hits.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Where he is mad, cruel and evil, his sister Jillia is refined, calm and compassionate.
  • Slasher Smile: Judge for yourself. [2]
  • The Sociopath: To a disturbing degree.
  • Straw Nihilist: Being the genocidal psychopath that he is, he could very well carry out his plan to eradicate humanity by himself. To be fair, he's jumped off the slippery slope some time before
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky
  • Warrior Prince: He is referred to as the "Mad Prince".
  • World's Strongest Man: In gameplay as well as in-universe. Gameplay wise, you have to buff up the Main Character's party and equip yourself with fire-reducing equipment. In-universe, it takes how many hundreds of arrows, three groups of six of the strongest members per group, even more arrows and finally a duel against the hero himself to kill him.
    Luca Blight: It took hundreds to kill me, but I killed humans by the thousands!!!! Look at me!!!! I am sublime!!! I am the true face of evil!!!
  • You Have Failed Me: Luca beheads one of his generals (whose previous record was sterling) because the general had the audacity to lose a battle; it was lost not for strategic or tactical reasons, but because of a wickedly effective public relations move. In hindsight though it was a bad move, because Solon Jhee was respected by the other generals, and Luca killing him unnecessarily began a turning point for several of them to conspire his assassination.

Princess Jillia Blight

  • Arranged Marriage: She marries Jowy, to strengthen her position, but also for love.
  • Child by Rape: She was born following her mother Sara's rape ordeal.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She's Princess of the Highland Kingdom.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: She wears one.
  • Mad Prince's Beautiful Sister: She is the only person Luca will tolerate on equal grounds, but even she could not stop him.
  • Morality Pet: Subverted. While it may appear at first that she's one for Luca, as she is the only person he will hold an equal discourse with, it is actually revealed in the Gaiden game that the only reason Luca tolerates Jillia is because of her strong resemblance to their late mother. If not, he would have killed her.
  • Parental Substitute: She and Jowy adopt Pilika, following their marriage.
  • Proper Lady: She's dignified and regal, never once losing her cool.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her long, flowing black hair combines with an alabaster skin-tone.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Where Luca is mad, cruel and evil, she is refined, calm and compassionate.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Highland Kingdom's upper eschelons, she's one of the few who sees how pointless Luca's war with Jowston is. Even after marrying Jowy, she still seems to be a Morality Pet for most of the Highlanders, and is fittingly one of the few from the royal family and military to survive the game.

King Agares Blight

  • Ermine Cape Effect
  • Dirty Coward: When his wife Sara was attacked and raped by Muse ruffians (which lead to Jillia's birth), he simply ran away, rather than help her. Luca forever holds this against him.
  • Minor Major Character: Is the king of the nation you spend the game fighting, but only appears in a single scene where he is promptly killed off.
  • The Mourning After: He is a troubled soul; having lost his wife Sara shortly after Jillia's birth, he was definitely not a good father to Luca....
  • Parental Neglect
  • Poisoned Chalice Switcheroo: Agares gets poisoned not because there was poison in the cup or the wine given to him by Jowy; but because Jowy had poisoned himself before he symbolically bled himself into the wine to symbolize his loyalty. He then took a lot of antidote, but still almost died.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia

Highland Army

Solon Jhee

  • Anime Hair: He sports a slicked-back fin of hair, in a very similar style to Jin of Tekken fame.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!
  • Badass Normal: Despite not being in the game for very long, he had a number of successful attacks against the heroes at the beginning of their adventures.
  • Non-Idle Rich: A member of a prominent noble family.
  • Off with His Head!: Luca has him beheaded for failing him.
    • Karmic Death: There's a bit of irony here given that Jhee had done the same thing to the mayor of South Window, Granmeyer, despite Granmeyer surrendering the city as opposed to putting up a fight.
  • Pretty Boy

Culgan and Seed

Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Culgan - Drama CD), Showtaro Morikubo (Seed - Drama CD)


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Drama CD)

  • Affably Evil: Even at his worst, Rowd doesn't go over the top in evil and comes off more like someone doing a job that requires him being a jerk.
  • Dirty Coward: Rowd fled the Highland Army after Luca Blight is killed and Jowy Blight is crowned king.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Although many of Rowd's actions in the game could be considered cowardly and underhanded he is ultimately trying to earn money to take his blind sister to see a doctor. He also occasionally gave a genuine apology for what he must do, but not enough to make him stop.
  • Jerkass
  • Karma Houdini: He is never brought to justice for his behavior, and runs away South after the Highland army is defeated. The only semblance of 'justice' he got was that from what was heard, he pretty much failed to cure his sister and she died, making everything Rowd did completely pointless and only makes him look like a complete jerk.

Han Cunningham

  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Duel to the Death: With the protagonist at L'Renouille. Resulting in his death.
  • Badass Beard
  • Badass Cape
  • Duel Boss
  • Fighting Your Friend: He and Genkaku, detailed below.
  • History Repeats: His backstory mirrors and foreshadows Riou and Jowy's own storyline — 20 years before the events of the game, he lead Highland Army and was the hero of the Highland-Jowston. However, after Riou's master, Genkaku, rose as the leader of the Jowston forces, he was forced into a stalemate. Due to King Agares Blight's suggestion, he had to fight a duel with Genkaku. However, Genkaku did not lift his sword at all, and Han won the duel, making Jowston lose Kyaro to Highland. At some point after the Highland-Jowston War, he and Genkaku sealed their respective runes, the Black Sword Rune and Bright Shield Rune, in a cave in Toto.
  • Master Swordsman
  • Nerves of Steel

Associed with Highland


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Leon Silverberg

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

    Others antagonists 


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Masashi Hirose (Drama CD)

  • Beard of Evil
  • The Captain: He is the Captain of the Matilda White Knights and the leader of the Matilida Knights.
  • Corrupt Politician: His self-interest was enough of a cause to sacrifice his knight's code, and as Matilda became rich, he refused to offer support to surrounding regions when Highland attacked.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Wields a Mother Earth Rune, the most powerful Earth rune in the game.
  • Evil Gloating
  • Jerk Ass
  • Large and in Charge
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: He is swiftly dispatched by the hero and Jowy in retaliation for his heinous deeds.
  • Poison Is Evil: Along with Teresa's father Alec he poisoned the Karayan chief's leader Kianu who was Lucia's father.
  • Stout Strength: He's rotund, very tall and his sprite is quite a bit larger than some of the other characters.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Implied, but Jowy cites that the squabbling and disorientation between the City-States leader is what caused him to finally go along with his plot to kill Annabelle and eventually prolong the war. Gorudo is amongst the less reasonable leaders, meaning that he unwillingly had a part in causing Jowy to do a Face–Heel Turn.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 37, but looks like he's at least in his fifties.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.



  • Break the Cutie: Following the events at Toto, where her parents were killed by Luca Blight. Then, after being rescued, she gets to watch as Luca Blight kills a completely helpless soldier for her viewing pleasure, and is only prevented from killing her by timely heroic intervention.
  • Dumb Struck: In reaction to the above events, she is no longer able to speak.
  • Cheerful Child: When first encountered.....
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Parental Substitute: The Hero, Nanami and Jowy, then later on in the game, Jillia Blight, following her marriage to Jowy.
  • Third-Person Person: Justified as she is very young.

Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword)

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


  • Badass Cape
  • Death by Irony: Averted. Elza deliberately chose this end for herself which also mirrored the same duel between her and Kelley.
  • Death Seeker: It's revealed in the Gaiden game that Elza is waiting for the day when Clive will kill her. This is in part due to the past when their friend Kelley allowed Elza to kill him during a duel they were forced into by deliberately picking a gun filled with blanks.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars
  • The Gunslinger
  • Murder, Inc.: Like Clive she was trained Howling Voice Assassins Guild since the age of five.
  • Mysterious Woman: Of the alluring, sexy variety (even despite of her scar).
  • Parental Abandonment: Having come from a poor family Elza's parents sold her to the Howling Voice Assassins Guild when she was five.
  • Side Quest: A time based mission, with Clive hot on her heels. After a cat and mouse game throughout various locations in Dunan, this culminates in a showdown with Clive in her hometown of Sajah....


Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Drama CD)

  • Final Speech / Forgiveness: After she is mortally wounded by Jowy, she apologizes to the Hero and Nanami for the state's treatment of their adoptive father, Genkaku, but once they confirm their happy childhood with him, she dies peacefully.
  • Look Behind You: When faced with Jowy's murderous intentions, she feigns acceptance, but requests to finish her wine as a distraction, then leaps towards Jowy as he briefly turns away....but too late to prevent him from mortally wounding her.
  • Mediator: During the Dunan Unification War, she tried to assemble the different states within Jowston to help with the opposing of the Highland Army. However, it was not a success because of the conflicts between the leaders of the states who did not wanted to cooperate.
  • Pirate Girl: Her look, complete with bandanna.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As mayor of Muse and the chair of the Jowston Alliance.
  • Statuesque Stunner
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She and Viktor clearly have history — during their conversation over wine, on the night she is murdered by Jowy, she even laments that if circumstances were different, and she were "a little shorter", she'd have made a good girlfriend for him...
  • Women Are Wiser: She's far calmer with her negotiations than many of the (male) mayors/leaders of the other regions.



Gustav Pendragon

  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Bystander Syndrome: By far, only concerned with Tinto only, not the City-State as a group, so he refuses to send help for Muse when his people is starving, only getting involved in the war after the Hero saves his town and family from Neclord. Even then, that did not last, and by III, Gustav broke free of the City-State and formed the Tinto Republic.
  • I Own This Town: He is town mayor, as well as head of the Miner's Guild, so is easily the most powerful man in Tinto.
  • Papa Wolf: To his daughter, Lilly.

Lilly Pendragon

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Tir McDohl and Gremio

See Suikoden I characters.


  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Sidequest Sidestory: Ellie can be involved in the quest to recruit McDohl. It can be relatively minor or she can play more of a role in it depending on the Old Save Bonus (see Gremio's entry for more information).
  • Trauma Inn: She runs the inn at Banner. It's also revealed that she helped Marie run the inn at the Liberation Army Headquarters during the first game as well.

Fu Tan Chen

  • The Host: He's the MC of the cooking contest. He does the introductions of the judges, often slipping in hints about their tastes as well some rather daring commentary about a few of them in a personal sense.
  • Hilarity Ensues: Some of his comments about a few of the judges provokes some rather amusing outraged reactions.
  • Slogan-Yelling Megaphone Guy

Leknaat The Seer

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.