Characters / Suikoden Recurring Characters

Note: Please list any Recurring Characters in the Suikoden series and their associated tropes on this page. All spoilers are unmarked.

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Characters that appears in all mainline games

    Jeane 

Jeane

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  • Absolute Cleavage: As seen to the right, most of her outfits either part down the middle, or leave her chest and midriff open for display.
  • Ancient Greece: Her look in Suikoden II. She wears a flimsy, Greek Goddess style toga.
  • Ascended Extra: She's usually a bit character, who serves as the shopkeeper for your base's rune shop. Suikoden V is the first game where she's ever had direct involvement in the plot, albeit, in a minor capacity. It's also revealed that she's acquainted with both Zerase and Eresh, and it's loosely implied that she may have some connection with the lost Sindar civilization.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: An in-universe example. Despite her talents as a rune mistress, she's more widely known for her "talents" and what little she usually wears. In part V, she became the talk of Sol Falena when she briefly opened a shop at the capital. According to Kyle, there were lines forming outside the shop just for the chance to look at her.
  • Crystal Ball: She's always seen with one, but she never actually uses it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Suikoden V, she works with the Godwins at the beginning of the game, but quickly gets fed up with their tactics and agenda and quits. The Prince can hire her afterwords.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Noted in the Best Known for the Fanservice entry.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Turns up in every single Suikoden title, regardless of space or time differences. Unlike with Viki and Leknaat, who are explicitly an accidental time traveler and immortal, respectively, there's not the slightest hint how Jeane does it.
    • It's been jokingly suggested by the creators that she's an extreme case of Generation Xerox in that her whole family looks alike, but they have not confirmed anything.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's not at all preturbed by her outfit, and even enjoys Lym's ranting.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Implied more by her appearance, than her actual rune mastery.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Beginning in parts IV and V, due to her redesigns for those particular games, where she's noticeably bustier and wears far more revealing attire. To the point that Princess Lymsleia was flabbergasted by Jeane's appearance (part V), causing her to rant that Jeane was practically naked and called her "a hussy".
    • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Jeane was only mildly perturbed by Lymsleia's reaction, finding it odd that she saw anything wrong with the way she was dressed. In all other instances, she tends to be amused by the stares she gets.
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows where or when she came from. It's implied that she has some connection to the equally mysterious Sindar race, but whether that means she's one of them or just that she had contact with them before their civilization collapsed is yet another mystery.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: She's often drawn with her hair (sexily) over one eye.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Speculated, debated, never confirmed. See Inexplicably Identical Individuals above.
  • Secret Identity: Apparently, she has a 'true form' which is not visible to humans, and she wishes to keep it that way. Or so she says.
  • Something Completely Different: Her redesign for part III is a huge departure from her usual attire. She wears a full black evening gown instead; making it the only time she's ever been fully clothed.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Jeane is one of the tallest characters in the series, often towering over even some of the male characters.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfits have become more and more outrageously flimsy and 5's is perhaps the skimpiest yet, consisting of a few well-placed strips of gold cloth and nothing else. According to the art book, only 6% of her body is covered.
  • Witch Species: Possibly.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In Suikoden V, instead of being a white-haired girl like her counterparts in the other games, she has pink hair. Word of God is that this is to distinguish her from the Falenan royal family.

    Leknaat the Seer 

Leknaat the Seer

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Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, Suikoden IV, and Suikoden V JP; Mari Devon, Suikoden V, EN)

  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the back half, Windy kept the front half. It's assumed that Leknaat reclaimed the front half after Windy's death in Suikoden I.
  • Big Good: Leknaat serves as both the Herald of each impending conflict and as divine guide to each game's protagonist. She observes the events surrounding the 27 True Runes and those chosen to bear them. And she's the one who unlocks their true power, once all 108 Stars of Destiny have been assembled.
  • Blind Seer
  • Characterization Marches On: Leknaat's personality was a lot more casual in the first game, where she goes so far as to lightly flirt with Tir McDohl when they first met. She also had a more direct involvement with the plot, joining forces with McDohl at the end to deal with her sister's minions. Later games made her more stoic and detached, and aside from bestowing the heroes with the power of the True Runes and lending them an associate of hers to fight by their side, she would otherwise stay out of the conflict.
  • Cool Teacher: To her young apprentice, Luc.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Which is why she's believed to be blind, though it's never confirmed in-series.
  • Hermit Guru: She lives in isolation on the Magician's Isle, away from the prying eyes of her half-sister, Windy.
  • Mysterious Past: She is aquainted with Zerase, acknowledging her when she first appears before the Prince.
  • Power Floats: Seen only in part V, where she levitates each time she appears.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The locks of her hair are long enough to fall halfway down her torso, while the back extends all the way to the floor (as seen in the picture above).
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her age is unknown, as the power of the Gate Rune has granted her unnaturally long life.
  • Spirit Advisor: In each game, she'll appear at key moments in the protagonist's journey to offer insight about the Rune they've been chosen to bear and how it will shape their destiny.
  • Strange Bedfellows: She and Zerase know each other, as part V suggests she has authority over her. The nature and extent of their arrangement is left unexplained, but Zerase complies nonetheless.
  • The Watcher: As the protector of the 27 True Runes, it's her sacred duty to observe those chosen to bear them.
  • Woman in White: As her appearance and mannerism suggests, she's a walking enigma. Little is known about her - from her true age, to the extent of her abilities - despite her prominence throughout the series.

    Viki 

Viki

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  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She's attractive, friendly and eager to please, but she's a huge klutz whose teleportation magic keeps getting her into trouble.
  • The Cutie
  • The Ditz: It might be the Time Travel, but it's clear Viki's not all there in the head.
  • Dojikko: Her Blinking Rune teleports random objects onto the target's head, or it'll randomly teleport an enemy off the field. But it occasionally backfires, because she's accident prone. It part II, it can result in teleporting an ally off the field, or the entire party; leaving Viki on her own!
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Like Jeane, she turns up in every single Suikoden game, regardless of space/time differences. Unlike Jeane, however, this is explained by her powers of teleportation, which cross time as well as space. It's implied that, via Time Travel, she experiences the Suikoden games in the same order as the players.
  • Magic Wand: She wields the Wow Wow Wand.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: From Suikoden II onwards, she can be added to the active party. She has excellent magic stats, combined with the Blinking Rune's unique magic attacks.
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows where she came from, or even her real age.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Her affinities in all elements are at the worst possible rating (+20% damage, 20% chance to backfire), so you have to be careful when letting her cast offensive spells. Supportive spells and Rune Unites don't backfire, however, so...
  • Purity Personified: She's nothing but sweet and loving.
  • Running Gag: She never gets to finish the banquet meals after the games.
  • Squishy Wizard: From Suikoden 2 onwards, she can be added to the active party. She has excellent magic stats, combined with the Blinking Rune's unique magic attacks.
  • Temporal Paradox: Especially evident in 5. Her odd teleportation patterns cause confusion for those she comes across. For example, Lorelai, having first met Viki in the Twilight Forest in Falena, is surprised when Viki does not recognize her later when fighting together in the Sun Rune War, failing to understand that her first meeting with Viki was the result of Viki teleporting from several years in the future. As a result, at that time, she had never seen Lorelai before in her life.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She seems to get increasingly more flaky with every game. Might be a case in-universe as well, as you recruit two versions of Viki in Suikoden III: her normal adult self, as well as a child version of her. The latter is considerably more intelligent and mature than the former.
  • Warp Whistle: Her specialty. As bearer of the Blinking Rune, she can (most of the time, see below) transport the hero and his party to any destination previously visited.
    • Teleporter Accident: Her abilities can be hit and miss, occasionally landing the characters in completely random locations.
    • Malfunction Malady: The above teleport mistakes are accompanied with a little sneeze!
    • Mass Teleportation: In Suikoden IV, she drags the whole fleet with you when she teleports you somewhere. Fortunately, the fleet always remains in the ocean, even when she sneezes.
  • White Magician Girl: Long hair, pretty dress, gentle personality; the only glitch is her Blinking Rune is transportation instead of healing, but still a supporting power.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite her clumsiness, she's very keen to help out.

Characters that appears in at least three mainline games

    Apple 

Apple

Appears in: I, II, III, Card Stories.

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Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Suikoden II Drama CD, JP)

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In Suikoden II, Apple realises that she alone cannot act as the army strategist and so begs a fellow student of Mathiu's, Shu, to join the hero's cause.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • The cutscene that follows Shu's challenge reveals he had feelings for Apple, and was cold towards her for spurning him.
    • Sheena tries coming onto her during a war room meeting, when he first appears at Raiou's castle. But she recognizes his cheap advances for what they are and berates him for being obnoxious.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original Suikoden, she was only a Satellite Character at best. By part II, she's older and serves as your army's primary tacticiannote .
  • Brainy Brunette: As one of Mathiu's two students (the other being, Shu), she's well-versed in military strategy and tactics. She was effective enough to give the Orange Army a fighting chance, until Leon Silverberg sided with Highland.
  • Character Development: In the first game, she was a student who fangirled over Mathiu and blamed Tir for his returning to war. By the following game, she's matured enough to recognize war as a necessary evil and offers her services to Raiou, to help defend against the Highland Army.
  • Graceful Loser: One of the first signs of her maturity was admitting when she was outdone and acknowledging Shu as being more capable than herself. She was also willing to set aside her pride and beg him, when asked.
  • Meganekko: She's never seen without her glasses.
  • Not Good with People: She's pretty grumpy when she finds out the hero has recruited Mathiu...

    Futch 

Futch

Appears in: I, II, III, Gaiden II.

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  • It's Personal: When his dragon, Black, is killed by the Court Magician Windy.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In Suikoden II, he's seeking a new dragon mount so he can rejoin the Dragon Knights.
  • Survivor Guilt: He's never really forgiven himself for the fact that Black protecting him.

     Georg Prime 

Georg Prime

Appears in: II, V, Gaiden I.

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Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (Suikoden V, JP), Jamieson Price (Suikoden V, EN)

  • A Taste of Power: In V, when he's available.
  • Badass Cape: And still wearing his brown cape from the second game.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Gets accused of this; the truth is more complicated than that, see The Promise below.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Has quite the colorful past; not all of it rosy. He was one of the Six Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire during the Succession War, a member of the Ebony Moon Knights in the Grasslands, a (disgraced) Queen's Knight who played a pivotal (and decidedly unpleasant) role in the Falenan Civil War, and eventually served as an infranty general during the Dunan Unification War.
  • Breakout Character: He went from being a minor character in Suikoden II to being one of the main characters in V.
  • Crutch Character: In the fifth game. He starts at level 20 and is one of the best physical attackers in the game. Naturally, he is rarely available after the prologue.
  • Eyepatch of Power: It covers the eye that was wounded during the battle where Ferid saved him. Though the eye it covers works just fine. He just wears it to remind himself to never get too cocky.
  • Glass Cannon / Fantastic Fragility: He's really weak against magic, but his strong physical stats make up for it.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Suikoden 5 fleshes out fully the snippets of his backstory revealed in 2.
  • Hidden Weapons: He is an expert at the quick draw sword style of Iaijutsu.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: His sword is even referred to as an Iai sword.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: When compared to the more youthful Prince and Lyon, Georg is a bit more jaded, though not as much as Sialeeds.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His strength, skill, and speed are among the highest in the game.
  • Master Swordsman: Amongst the best, if not the best in the game.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A number of maids talk about Georg being a foreigner. But they think he's very pretty.
  • Mysterious Past: Richmond can find out details of his past, but these are fully revealed in the events of Suikoden V.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Deathblow Georg".
  • Noble Fugitive: He was accused of murdering the Queen of Falena, which is why he is on the run in Dunan. He really did kill the Queen, but on her own orders.
  • Old Soldier
  • Papa Wolf: His promise to Arshtat is that he will look out for the Prince and Lym. Not blood related, but he follows it just as much.
  • The Promise: He is forced to fulfill his vow to Ferid, having reluctantly promised to kill Arshtat in order to prevent her from doing greater damage when she was completely taken over by the Sun Rune's power.
  • Promotion to Parent: Arshtat's final words to him were "take care of my children". He upholds her dying request.
  • Put on a Bus: Done repeatedly in part V, partly due to Lady Merces assigning him different tasks.
  • One-Man Army
  • The Red Baron: His skill with the blade has earned him such names as "Deathblow Georg" and "Georg Who Needs No Second Strike".
  • Retired Badass: In II. Used to be a Four-Star Badass.
  • Save the Day, Turn Away: According to Richmond, he has a deeply impressive track record of holding high ranking positions throughout various countries. Richmond also remarks that he willingly gave up all of these positions.
  • Shoot the Dog: During his stint in Falena, he served as one of the Queen's Knights, but ultimately had to kill the Queen Arshtat when she lost her sanity after unintentionally killing her husband, Ferid.
  • Sweet Tooth: His Trademark Favorite Food? Cheesecake.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Taller than the prince, black hair and clothes, and a number of people discuss his prettiness.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: While this is Zegai's role in the castle, Georg can also teach Physical skills while you're traveling on the map.
  • Wandering the Earth: What he does after the game, and he admits this to Riou in the second game.

    Lorelai 

Lorelai

Appears in: I, II, V, Gaiden II.

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  • Action Girl: Especially in Suikoden V.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: A native of Falena, Lorelai dedicated herself to studying the Sindar civilization and jumps at the chance to study the Ceras Lake ruins, when discovered. She's been involved in three separate wars, over the course of her search for the lost Sindar civilization, and it doesn't seem she'll be stopping anytime soon...
  • And the Adventure Continues: At the end of each game, she departs for new lands in search for information about the Sindar race.
  • Arrogant Kung-fu Girl: She won't join you in Suikoden II unless Raiou's level is at least 25, or higher.
  • Ascended Extra: A minor character in I and II, she is recruited during the story in the fifth game.
  • Badass Bookworm: Lorelai is both a scholar and a capable combatant, who's skilled with at least three different weapons: the whip, the bow and arrow, and a halbard.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: It's impled that she's studying the lost Sindar civilization in hopes of learning what became of her ancestors.
  • Last of Her Kind: Assuming she's right about being descended of the Sindar civilization, which has long since vanished.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: She prefers her companions be stronger than her, so the hero must prove himself to be a worthy leader for her to follow.
    • Duel Boss: In Suikoden V, you have to face her before she'll let you pass and won't take "no" for an answer.
    • Defeat Means Friendship: She warms up to the Prince considerably. By Stormfist, she's eagerly showing him Sindar tablets.
  • Not So Different: A particularly humorous example. When she and Viki got mad at Zweig for intruding on their conversation in the bath, she agrees when Zweig points out that she would have done the same thing had she heard him talking about Sindar stuff. Poor Viki.
  • The Rival: With Killey & Zweig, in Suikoden V, when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
    • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In Suikoden II, she joins the hero so she can keep an eye on Killey and make sure he doesn't discover anything before she does. Moreso with Zweig in V, as he keeps her on a very short leash when it comes to imparting information. She tolerates this behavior as she is desperate to gain access to his secret research laboratory.
    • So Long, Suckers!: Her ending in V reveals she finally managed to steal his notes, heading North to the Scarlet Moon Empire, which leads into her story in Suikoden I.
  • Superior Species: Revealed in V, if the Prince speaks with her on the night before the final battle. Lorelai tells him she's a descendant of the lost Sindar race, but admits to being uncertain of it. However, there's evidence that suggest she may be right, such as the eye symbol on her circlet, which is similar in appearance to the Twilight Rune and the same symbol can be found in each of the Sindar ruins.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Lorelai hates it when men refuse to fight women and will call the Prince out on it, if he tries to turn down her challenge.

    Luc 

Luc

Appears in: I, II, III.

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Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, JP)

    Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword) 

Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword)

Appears in: I, II, III.

    Yuber 

Yuber

Appears in: I, II, III.

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Characters that appears in at least two mainline games

    Clive 

Clive

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I, Card Stories.

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  • Ascended Extra: He's probably the very last character you recruited in I, and plays zero role in the plot. Here? Not only he can be recruited earlier, he's also got a frigging subquest revolving around him.
  • Badass Cape
  • The Gunslinger
  • In the Hood
  • Murder, Inc.: He was born in the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth.
  • Mysterious Past
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His rival, Elza.
  • Professional Killer: He's an assassin.
  • Rule of Cool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, the brooding etc.
  • Side Quest: A time based mission, based around the pursuit of his rival, Elza. After a cat and mouse game throughout various locations in Dunan, this culminates in a showdown with Elza in her hometown of Sajah....
  • Sniper Rifle: His weapon. Incidently, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.
  • Speed Run: His entire Sidequest is the speed run of Suikoden II.

     Hix and Tengaar 

Hix

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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  • Berserk Button: When the evil vampire Neclord captures Tengaar, it finally spurs him into bravery.
  • Bishounen
  • Famous Ancestor: Klift the Paladin, the man who founded the Warrior's Village.
  • Genre Blindness: In Suikoden II, Hix has no idea the quest is fake and takes it all in.
  • I Call It "Vera": He (wisely) names his weapon "Tengaar".
  • Non-Action Guy
  • Reluctant Warrior: Oh so very much.
  • Side Quest: In Suikoden II, to prove himself to Tengaar, he agrees to undertake "The Test of the Unicorn" to cure an illness she mysteriously contracts....which turns out to be a Fetch Quest sham set up by champion tsundere Tengaar to test if he cares enough about her to bother. Coincidently, the pair do encounter Seigfried, a unicorn, and Hix bravely protects Tengaar from it.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Predominantly Type 1 with Tengaar.
  • To Be a Master: He's on a "Trial of Manhood" to prove himself to Tengaar.

Tengaar

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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     Humphrey 

Humphrey Mintz

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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  • Bash Brothers
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Futch. He was asked to take care of him by Joshua, following Futch's expulsion from the Dragon Knights order.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: This comes across in Suikoden 2, where he generously pays the hero's bill at an inn and is seen to be kinder and less ambivalent than his gruff exterior reveals.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Why he is so quiet, and one needs to play the first game for the details, though Richmond's investigations will give the player a few hints.
  • Odd Friendship: He quickly (and uncharacteristically) befriends the hero, after what appears to be an awkard, stunted conversation where he barely says two words to him.
    • Fridge Brilliance: when you consider that while you're playing, the Hero basically is a Heroic Mime, so they have an understanding of sorts.
  • Old Save Bonus: If you equip him with the Windspun armor in the previous game, he'll still have it, giving him the best armor in the game relatively early.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't say very much at all and most of his speech is written as "......".

     Kage 

Kage

Appears in: I, II.

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     Killey 

Killey

Appears in: II, V, Gaiden II.

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     Leon Silverberg 

Leon Silverberg

Appears in: I, II.

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  • Ascended Extra: In the first game, he's a minor optional character that you can only get rather late into the game. But in the second game, he winds up becoming the chief strategist of the Highland Army.
  • Awesome by Analysis
  • Badass Mustache
  • Informed Ability: Leon Silverberg is supposed to be perhaps the greatest strategist to ever live. Except the player only sees brilliance from his former student Shu, who is so terrified of Leon's unbeatable brilliance that he nearly kills himself to bring Leon down. Never mind that Leon is never seen do anything all that special. Considering the mind-boggling brilliance of some of the strategists in the series, Leon is an extreme case of this trope.
  • It Runs in the Family: He's Mathiu's uncle and a similarly brilliant strategist
  • The Dragon: In the second game.
  • The Strategist: For the Highland Army, in the second game.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome
  • Wasteland Elder: He lives in isolation in the ruined town of Kalekka.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Leon is a great tactician, who uses ruthless methods in order to end wars quickly, believing that in the end the number of casualties will be less important than if the war lingers.

     Lepant and Sheena 

Lepant

Appears in: I, II.

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Sheena

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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  • Ascended Extra: Much like Apple, Sheena in the first game was just another non-mandatory recruit. In Suikoden II, at least he has a good relevance for one arc (Toran arc).
  • Badass Family:As he is the son of Toran President, Lepant, he is able to set up a meeting between the hero and his father with a view to them forming an alliance.
    • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When NOT hitting on women, he makes a pretty decent Earth Rune mage and ha some of the best growth potential (and by far the most room for customization) of any party member.
  • The Charmer: And sometimes a Handsome Lech.
  • Cool Sword: In Suikoden II, he wields his father's heirloom sword, Kirinji.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
  • The Hedonist
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Magic Knight: He is skilled in both swordsmanship and magic, abilities which he inherited from his parents, Eileen and Lepant. In Suikoden II, he has three open rune slots and balanced stats, which make him the most customizable character in the game, the player can decide which to specialize him in, or make him a jack-of-all-trades.
  • Momma's Boy: According to Richmond.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Which is why Lepant comands him to join the Liberation Army.

    Lilly Pendragon 

Lilly Pendragon

Appears in: II, III.

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    Lucia 

Lucia

Appears in: II,III.

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     Maximilian 

Maximilian

Appears in: I, II.

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     Meg 

Meg

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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     Neclord 

Neclord

Appears in: I, II.

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     Pesmerga 

Pesmerga

Appears in: I, II.

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  • BFS
  • Black Knight
  • Blinding Bangs: His face is mostly obscured by his visor.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: Pesmerga has been accused to this. He starts out as a powerhouse, but joins late, leaves no room for customization, thus the latter-mentioned possible Game Breaker will surpass him. Though to be fair, for a quick-run game (for those who just doesn't want to bother with heavy customization), he's still a good choice, and his armor is already the best he can equip, or nearly so.
  • Dark Is Not Evil
  • Duel to the Death: Is looking to meet Yuber for one final battle.
  • Leave Him to Me: He specifically demands that the hero leaves Yuber for him to deal with as part of his condition for joining.
  • Magic Knight: In contrast to his appearance in the first game, he's actually quite good at magic, now.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "he who chases after death" in Kurdish.
  • Mysterious Past: His age, history and origin is all a mystery.
  • The Rival
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Inexplicably absent in Suikoen III, when Yuber is arguably an even more central villain than in the previous two games.

     Retso 

Retso

Appears in: II, V.

  • Ascended Extra: He is a minor character in Suikoden II, but retorns as a Star of Destiny in V.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: He was trained by the Black Dragon Clan of chefs, and is one of the 4 masters.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The legendary recipe he covets, explained below.
  • Fetch Quest: Pick up a strange fish. It can be randomly obtained from Subala's game.
    • Memento Macguffin: He seeks to unlock the mysteries of the legendary mythical fish sashimi, and will only join the Prince if he brings him the strange fish, which can be caught when playing Subala's Fishing Mini Game.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Players familiar with Suikoden II's epic Cooking Duel (which occurs after the events of 5) will be familiar with what the future holds for Retso (and Shun Min). Retso makes progress with the Sashimi, and after the war, he perfects the recipe, and locks it away. Years later, he meets the chef Jinkai, who convinces him to use the recipe. Shun Min disagreed with this and stole the recipe, giving it to her lover, Suikoden 2's Hai Yo, to keep safe. But she was killed afterwards. Retso blamed Hai Yo for her death and sent members of the Black Dragon Group after him to get the recipe back. But Hai Yo, who had joined Riou's castle in the Dunan Army, fought off chef after chef. Retso decides to handle things himself, and, using his artlike knife work and presentation skills, hypnotizes the judges to make them think he had made the perfect food. Retso takes the recipe and is about to leave, but Hai Yo tells him the "Moon Bird" recipe is just something to satisfy Jinkai's lust for power. Retso gives Hai Yo another chance, and says he'll return later. After Hai Yo learns Retso's trick, he comes back and Retso fights fair, but loses. Retso realizes Shun Min was right, and returns the recipe to Hai Yo for safekeeping. *Phew*
  • Odd Friendship: With Logg. Logg envies Retso's parenting because Shun Min is a well behaved and polite little girl. Retso, however, admires Logg for letting Lun be a child.
  • Team Chef: His speciality, once recruited.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: A family trait, shaped like quotation marks.
  • Yellow Peril: His look, the mustache, the beautiful daughter etc, but not his personality although maybe in his Suikoden II appearance.

     Sasarai 

Sasarai

Appears in: II, III, Gaiden I, Gaiden II.

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    Stallion 

Stallion

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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     Tai Ho and Yam Koo 

Tai Ho

Appears in: I, II.

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Yam Koo

Appears in: I, II.

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    Ted 

Ted

Appears in: I, IV.

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Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, JP) Kouki Akaishi (Suikoden IV, JP), Michael Lindsay (Suikoden IV, EN)

  • Artefact of Doom: He is the bearer of the Soul Eater prior to the hero, and the one who passes it on to him.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One
  • The Lancer: He is the hero's best friend.
  • Last of His Kind: Ted was born in the Village of the Hidden Rune and was the sole survivor of an attack on the village by Windy, Neclord and Yuber.
  • Nice Guy
  • Pursued Protagonist: Windy has been chasing him for hundreds of years to regain the Soul Eater.
    • The Reveal: She gets her opportunity when he is forced to use his power to blast the Queen Ant to save his friends.
    • Plot Coupon: He is wounded by Windy, but has a brief opportunity to pass the Soul Eater to the Hero, before he is hauled away
    • Made a Slave: His fate is sealed, and Windy uses her Conquerer Rune, the rune of control, to force him to appear before the hero and ask for the Soul Eater back.
    • Heroic Spirit: In defiance and to protect his friend, Ted commands the Soul Eater to take his own soul and it is believed that he ended his life at that moment.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to the power of the Soul Eater.

    Templeton 

Templeton

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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  • Curious as a Monkey: He dreams of visiting and mapping the whole world.
  • Danshigakusei: His look.
  • Fantasy World Map: His speciality. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
  • Free Range Child: He's an extreme example. His parents are conspicuously absent.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He is a genius surveyor and map-maker and set out mapping the world from the age of just eleven, but can still get a little crabby if he needs to update his maps following wars.

    Tuta 

Tuta

Appears in: II, III.

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     Valeria and Kasumi 

Valeria

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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  • Action Girl
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Her Unite attack with Anita, in Suikoden II.
  • The Captain: Following the events of Suikoden 1, she is now one of the new 6 great generals of Toran.
  • '80s Hair: She sports awesome big-hair.
  • Four-Star Badass: Promoted to this following the first game.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite being rivals, she and Anita are frequently seen at the HQ bar having a drink together.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Lady in Red
  • Heel–Face Turn: She was Kwanda's right hand woman, but defected to the Liberation Army following her discovery of what Kwanda was planning, which included the eradication of her own hometown.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: In Suikoden II, the player can only pick her or Kasumi. Tomo takes over the spot of whoever's not picked.
  • The Rival: Of fellow fencer, Anita. This appears to be rather one-sided as she has bested Anita 10 out of the 11 times they have dueled.
  • Shout-Out: Possibly, to the feisty love interest of the same name in the movie Conan the Barbarian.

Kasumi

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Voiced by: Kanae Ito (Suikoden I Drama CD, JP)

    Vincent De Boule 

Vincent De Boule

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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     Viktor and Flik 

Viktor

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Drama CD)
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  • A Father to His Men
  • BFS: Both his normal sword and Star Dragon Sword requires two hands to wield, in 2, he can equip the Two-Handed Sword Rune, Titan Rune.
  • Big Guy
  • Blood Brothers: With Flik.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Carpet of Virility
  • Can Not Spit It Out: There's some Ship Tease with Annabelle here...it's just too bad she gets killed before anything else could happen.
  • Cool Sword: He can wield the Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword), the only sword that can slay a vampire.
  • Disney Death: He was thought to have died during that last battle in the first Suikoden, but he actually survived and at the start of the game, he is co-commanding a mercenary unit with Flik.
  • Doomed Hometown: North Wind, also called North Window. Viktor was away at the time, and came home afterward to discover it had been destroyed.
  • Empathic Weapon: Arguably, the Star Dragon Sword.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Neclord wiped out his village and a girl named Daisy whom he was especially close to.
  • Heroic Spirit
  • I Gave My Word: He promises Mayor Anabelle that that he would lead the mercenary group for Muse.
  • It's Personal: Towards Neclord, unsurprisingly. He finally gets his revenge this time round.
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Red Baron: He's often known simply as "Bear".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Red to Flik's Blue.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's amongst the best fighters in the game.
  • Yes-Man: He basically has to be one to the Star Dragon Sword to keep it halfway civil and willing to work with him.

Flik

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Drama CD)
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  • Anime Hair: He sports a very impressive quiff.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: His Unite attack with Viktor, and his rather amusing one with Nina.
  • Badass Cape: It makes the blue work very well for him.
  • Bishounen
  • Blood Brothers: With Viktor.
  • Chick Magnet: Especially where Nina is concerned....
  • Chaste Hero
    • Celibate Hero: He always says he "has somebody" (refering to Odessa) as a rebuttal to female advances
  • Cool Sword: He named it after Odessa.
  • Disney Death: He was thought to have died during that last battle in the first Suikoden, but he actually survived and at the start of the game, he is co-commanding a mercenary unit with Viktor.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The series' poster boy.
  • For Great Justice
  • Heartbroken Bad Ass: Following Odessa's untimely death.
  • Heroic Spirit
  • I Call It "Vera": He named it after Odessa. This and later, as noted in Hix's entry, is a hint at the origins of a number of very dedicated men. Any man in the main series whose weapon is named in pattern of Loved One's Name and a '+' was a man who was raised in the Warrior's Village.
  • The Lancer: To the hero, in the first game.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both literally and figuratively.
  • Loving a Shadow: According to some fans.
  • Magic Knight: He is equally skilled in combat and magic.
  • Red Baron: The "Blue Lightning".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Viktor's red.
  • Shock and Awe: He specializes in lightning magic.
  • Sour Supporter: In Suikoden I, Flik initially blames the McDohl for Odessa's death. Once he calms down, he agrees to help him out, but still refuses to acknowledge him as the leader. It isn't until Gremio's death that he finally warms up to him and offers his full support.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Storywise, he comes off as a respected mercenary leader as opposed to the Jerk Ass he first came off as in the early parts of the first game. Gameplay wise, he's even better as a member of the team than the first game, where he was already a good character.
  • Zen Survivor
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