Characters / Suikoden V

True to the series in general, Suikoden V boasts Loads and Loads of Characters:
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    The Royal Family 

The Prince / Prince Freyjadour/Ardil/Faroush Falenas

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Voice A) and Junko Minagawa (Voice B) (JP); Johnny Yong Bosch (Voice A) and Mona Marshall (Voice B) (EN)

The protagonist of Suikoden V. The Prince starts as a member of the royal family who is perceived as a nobody by those who don't know him, only to become the leader of a rebellion against the tyrannical Godwin regime.

  • The Hero: The only Playable Character in the game.
    • Magnetic Hero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits available.
  • Almighty Janitor: In a sense. Because he's not in line for the throne he has very little official duties (and in fact, is mocked by other nobility), so he's free to explore and leave the capital to visit other towns in the Queendom. Guess who ends up saving the continent?
  • Badass Family: He takes to the field alongside his aunt. His parents show their chops in cutscenes. His sister is no soldier, but she's got Nerves of Steel and is a brilliant politican.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: He has several powerful unite attacks with his comrades, including Lyon, Miakis, his aunt Sialeeds and his double, Roy.
  • Badass Crew: Falena's Finest indeed.
  • Battle Couple: The Prince and Lyon are inseparable at least until halfway through the game, although their relationship is that of a bodyguard rather than romance.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The player can choose to avoid this but most of his dialogues choices run in this direction. For instance, if the player chooses to voice support for Belcoot as Lymsleia's husband Sialeeds will tease him by saying, "So..he even has big brother's approval?"
  • Big Good: Throughout most of the game
  • Bishounen: Slender features and long white hair. Nifsara, who loves pretty boys, loves to lampshade this.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens in the manga after the Godwin's Coup. Poor kid.
  • Canon Name: Three, depending on the source. The novelization call him "Freyjadour" ("Frey" for short). The manga refers to him as "Ardil". The pre-made save-games released as part of the game's promotion refers to him as "Faroush".
  • Chick Magnet: Lampshaded so often to the point of becoming a Running Gag. Miakis, Luserina and Lyon may all possibly have a crush on him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Some of the dialog choices let the player portray him as one, though this usually results in Lyon getting annoyed with him
  • The Chosen One: When he gets close to the Dawn Rune, it selects him as a host. In the Bad Endings, this happens with the Twilight Rune after Lyon dies.
  • Combat Medic: With his Dawn Rune, similar to The Hero of Suikoden II.
  • Continuity Nod: His first alternate costume when he's on disguise is also McDohl's clothes.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He hits this at the end of the game if you have recruited less than 60 Stars of Destiny. Unable to cope with Lyon's death, he wanders off into the frozen Ashtwal Mountains alone, utterly broken by his experiences.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Frey's choice of weapon is a sanjiegunnote  which is an extremely difficult weapon to wield properly, without the user inuring themselves. He makes it look EASY.
  • Fighting with Chucks: He wields a sansetsukon, a three-section staff. It's one of the weapons you can learn in many schools of kung fu. A lot of its moves are used for trapping the opponent's weapon.
  • Four-Star Badass: Becomes one.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.:
    • He goes through a large amount of trauma throught the story, but he finaly cracks after the events of The New Queen's Campaign: Sialeeds seemingly betrays him and Lyon nearly dies from a stab wound. In a scene after the above spoiler, Luserina offers some words of comfort in an effort to reach out to him. After a moment, He simply turns around and walks off; the player is not even given the option to respond (which would normaly happen). Pretty powerful response for a silent protagonist.
    • He has a minor one after the Godwin coup. He sits alone in a room in Lunas and sadly remembers his now late father, late mother, and (if reputation is high enough) his kidnapped sister. He shakes it off, and stands up determined to fix this.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Which Lucretia even advises him on, so he can look more badass.
  • Infinity Plus One Skill: Royal Paradise is pretty expensive. He and his decoy Roy are the only ones who can equip it and getting it requires you to have at least an A rank on all of his basic skills.
  • Lady Land: As his gender rendered him ineligible to take the throne, he was dismissed as unimportant by certain nobles, but not by his family, who lavished him with just as much attention as his younger sister.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: It nearly reaches the ground. He cuts it if he becomes the new Commander of the Queen's Knights.
  • Modest Royalty: Compared to the rest of his family or the nobility, his first outfit is kinda plain-looking; emphasizing how low on the totem pole he is.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In the beginning of the game, nobles complain about this because, as a male royal, he ISN'T supposed to do anything more than ceremony.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: He gains one in his third outfit, the outfit you see in the cover and for the most of the game.
  • Silent Bob: The only thing saving him from being the Heroic Mime is his expressive face.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He really takes after his mother, appearance-wise. This is lampshaded by Skald Egan, his grandfather.
  • Warrior Prince: He's pretty badass with his 3 section staff.
  • The Wise Prince: Particularly for a Heroic Mime.

Crown Princess Lymsleia Falenas

Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP); Philece Sampler (EN)

The heir to the Falenan throne and the Prince's younger sister. Lym is extremely attached to her brother, but she also shows surprising wisdom for a girl her age.

  • Big Brother Worship: She's very clingy towards her older brother, the Prince. The manga adaptation turns that around and makes her more of a Tsundere.
  • Cheerful Child: Or was, 'til Gizel tries to break her, following his takeover of the Sun Palace. She cheers up after she's rescued.
  • The Chew Toy: Her bodyguard, Miakis, takes no small amount of pleasure in toying with her.
  • Cool Big Sis: But she knows Miakis will always be there to protect her. The epilogue even states that: "they remained as close as loving sisters".
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes,
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quite aware of how Godwin is using her as a puppet queen. And when the Prince gains victories, she's quite happy to revel in Gizel's misfortune.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: An utterly sweet ten year old princess. the "princess" part only lasts about halfway through the game. She's Queen after that.
  • The Glomp: She loves to hug her brother.
  • Nerves of Steel: Gizel points a sword at her throat, and she doesn't even bat an eyelash. She endured a lot to make it this far.
  • Plucky Girl: In spite of everything the Godwins put her through, she absolutely refused to let them break her and even devised "The New Queen's Campaign" as a smokescreen in order to defect to her brother's armynote . Too bad Sialeeds didn't allow it to happen.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Once in power.
  • Relationship Values: The game actually keeps track of how nice you are to her. If you're not nice enough, you're locked out of one of the endings.
  • Save the Princess: She becomes a key figure in the plots of those who want to turn the country towards their own ends and one of the prince's primary motivations for fighting.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Just as her brother resembles her mother, Lymsleia has inherited her hair and eye colors from her father.
  • Tsundere: In the manga.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: If you're nice enough to her, she'll ask to sleep in the Hero's bed for one final sleepover after the purification rite.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lym doesn't mince words, after being betrayed by her aunt, Sialeeds. She calls her out on it and tells her exactly where she can go (seen at 2:38-2:57).
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: For a ten-year-old, Lym comes up with some incredible battle plans.

Queen Arshtat Falenas

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP); Carolyn Hennesy (EN)

The Queen of Falena and the Prince's mother. Although Arshtat is normally a kind and caring woman, two years ago she had to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen. Tragically, the Rune is slowly driving her mad.

  • A God Am I: Due to the Sun Rune's influence she believes herself to be a god. In reality, she becomes an unstable pyscho.
  • The Ageless: The case for any True Rune bearer. Arshtat stopped aging at 32 when she first bore the Sun Rune.
  • Almighty Mom: When your mother is a Queen...
  • Anyone Can Die: She is killed by Georg Prime (see his entry for further details as to why under The Promise) when the Sun Rune's control over her becomes out of hand, and she begins to prepare to destroy all of Falena.
  • Artifact of Doom: As Queen, she is bearer of one of Falena's greatest treasures: the Sun Rune. However, its power seems to be affecting her judgment as the game begins.
  • Badass Family: Arshtat doesn't take to the field like her husband, sister, and son. But when you have a True Rune that can vaporize opponents into particles, she infinitely the most dangerous.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: A major driving factor for her: Most of her family was killed during the Falenan Succession Conflict (and her parents weren't any better), and she vowed to ensure such a situation would never occur again.
  • Big Fancy Castle: She commands from the sprawling Sun Palace.
  • Big Good: At the start of the game.
  • Deadly Decadent Court: She has worked tirelessly along with her husband, Ferid, to reform palace life and the darker underbelly of Falena, regardless of what sort of enemies they may have made in the process.
  • Doomed by Canon: If you got Richmond to investigate Georg in Suikoden II, you already know that Arshtat will be killed by Georg.
  • Dying as Yourself: In her last moments after getting impaled, she thanks Georg for stopping her (from destroying the country with the Sun Rune), then asks him to watch over her children.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: The Falenan Royals and their guard's designs borrow from a variety of different cultural styles - Egyptian, Greek, Chinese (clothing, certain weapons and court intrigue) and Japanese (especially the knights, who have a definite Samurai vibe) seem to be the main influence, and the concept of a powerful female ruler mirrors British monarchs Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. Arshtat's design is the pinnacle of this (brilliant) cultural melange.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: As seen when she is under the Sun Rune's corrupting influence.
  • Happily Married: Her marriage was arranged because Ferid won the Sacred Games. But she was quite pleased with it.
  • The High Queen: She's regal, calm yet commanding, and beautiful to boot. Before she took up the Sun Rune, she was seen as one of the best Queens in Falena.
  • Mama Bear: Insult her family. Or, better, threaten them. Enjoy your last few seconds alive.
  • Matriarchy: Falena is (so far) unique in the Suikoden universe, as the only Queendom.
  • Meaningful Name: In Zoroastrian angelology, Arshtat is the name of a yazad that governs justice and righteousness.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In a fit of rage, induced by the Sun Rune's corrupting power, she actually incinerates her own husband, Ferid. When she comes to, she is understandably devastated. She tends to feel this way about the Sun Rune in general.
  • The Power of the Sun: Commands sun-style power in the Sun Rune.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers is almost floor-length.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When she's not under the Sun Rune's sway.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia
  • Trailers Always Lie: Trailers for the game made it appear that a Brainwashed and Crazy Arshtat would be your main opponent. She's killed offscreen during the coup.
  • Weaponized Headgear: The Sun Rune is borne on the forehead.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Arshtat mentions that the Sun Rune seduces the soul of the person who bears it. It certainly drives her insane. Interestingly, the Dawn and Twilight Runes can prevent this. Unfortunately, Arshtat doesn't have the Dawn Rune.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Variation. She and Ferid knew that it was only a matter of time until the Sun Rune drove her completely mad and/or one of the Noble factions would try to seize power.

Ferid Egan

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Douglas Rye (EN)

The Commander of the Queen's Knights, the Prince's father and Arshtat's husband. Ferid is famous for being one of the few men to gain his position while not being a member of the Falenan nobility.

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: To get engaged to Arshat (and thus, to become the Commander of the Queen's Knights) he had to win the Sacred Games.
  • Badass Family: Both by birth and by marriage.
  • Character Death: He is literally incinerated by his Sun Rune-crazed wife, Arshtat.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A trait he passed on to his daughter.
  • Dark Horse Victory: His victory in the Sacred Games came as a severe shock to the local aristocracy, who expected one of the gladiators hired to represent one of their own to win; needless to say, while he has become popular with the public since then, many of the nobility still resent him.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Helped a Nether Gate castoff named Mismar become a normal girl.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: His last words, mouthed as Arshtat incinerates him, are "I love you".
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Arshtat. He's the only one (although the Prince can do one optionally) who's able to snap her out of her Rune-induced crazy fits, but it's becoming more and more difficult as of late.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Quite pretty.
  • Happily Married: He and Arshtat utterly love each other like no other.
  • Mysterious Past: A citizen of the Island Nations Federation, he keeps his family background a secret to avoid political complications, going simply by "Ferid". It's later discovered he has a Secret Other Family, and was the eldest son of Admiral Skald Egan of the Island Nations, thereby making Bernadette his younger sister.
  • One-Man Army: In his youth, during the invasion of Falena by bordering Armes, he saved the nation singlehandedly by fighting on the front lines of the war as Commander of the Queen's Knights.
  • The Promise: He made an arrangement with Georg that he was to kill Arshtat should she lose her sanity while in control of the Sun Rune, in case he was otherwise incapacitated. Georg reluctantly agreed.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Accepts the criticisms levied at him and his wife and encourages his knights to speak honestly.

Lady Sialeeds Falenas

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP); Karen Strassman (EN)

The Prince's aunt and Arshtat's sister. To avoid a civil war, Sialeeds gave up her claim to the Falenan throne, although she gladly helps her family with solving the various problems in Falena.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her gown parts down the middle, proudly displaying her rack and her navel.
  • Badass Family: She's Queen Arshtat's younger sister and the Prince & Lymsleia's aunt. And Sialeeds earns her stripes on the battlefield.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: She accomplishes all of her objectives, breaks the power of the nobility and allows Lymsleia to reform the Queendom's government.
  • Big Breasts, Big Deal: Her gigantic breasts don't even remotely bother her. In fact, she's jealous of Jeane's.
  • Blow You Away: She specializes in Wind Rune magic.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sialeeds is a bit of a drunk who self-admittedly "doesn't sleep well sober," and never wakes up before noon. Despite this, she's a brilliant politician, diplomat, fashion designer, and martial artist who's able to play the political game well against people such as Gizel Godwin and Salum Barrows.
  • The Chosen One: Subverted. She thought the Dawn Rune had chosen her, because she could wield its true power, unlike Alenia. She was wrong.
  • Christmas Cake: Mentioned by a few characters, who refer to her as the Prince's "old auntie", much to her annoyance.
  • Cool Aunt: She's supposed to be personable, her job is to observe the world among the people.
  • Crutch Character: Starts out as a fairly powerful long-range fighter, as well as a decent spellcaster, but is saddled with an irremovable Wind Rune. And she ditches your party halfway through the game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: And she loves it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Granted, the Godwins and Barows do deserve it, but Sialeeds's plan killed a lot of innocent people as the war dragged on as well.
  • Enigmatic Minion: During her stint supporting the Godwins. She keeps her true objectives from both her erstwhile 'allies' and the party both, although Gizel and Lucretia both guess what it is.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She stops dyeing her hair gold. Her real color is silver, like Arshtat and the Prince.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Albeit for Necessarily Evil reasons
  • The Fashionista: Even Josephine is mightily impressed that she designs and creates her own gowns.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her kimono-esque outfit.
  • Gag Boobs: They're HUGE! Were it not for the leather straps crisscrossing her rack, she'd be guilty of indecent exposure.
  • Heroic R.R.O.D.: Using the Twilight Rune put a strain on her body. Given how she was in fierce combat with the Prince just before that point, it puts a lot of strain on her and eventually kills her.
    Sialeeds: (languidly) "Hahaha... I get it now..." (collapses on the ground)
  • It's Personal: She utterly despises Lucretia Merces, mostly because it was she who convinced her sister Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune in the first place. Even Lucretia admits that, while she gave Arshtat correct advice, Sialeeds has every right to hate her.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In a gorgeous dress.
  • Maiden Aunt: Following the violent Falenan War of Succession, she vowed to never marry or have children.
  • Ms Exposition: Her main role outside of court is to accompany her young nephew and act as his advisor, usually indicating how the team should progress.
  • Not a Morning Person: Generally, she's very upbeat but has a habit of punching those who wake her early. People thank you for not making them wake her up, and Lyon has to wear bandages one time after doing so.
  • Oba-san: Although she probably wouldn't appreciate the implications of this title.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: She wears her tousled, honey blonde hair in a high ponytail that falls (sexily) over one side of her face.
  • Promotion to Parent: She serves as a surrogate mother to the Prince, since she serves as a guide to the places the Prince tours. This is more poignant after Arshtat is slain.
  • Rings of Death: She wields a pair of chakram in combat.
  • Secret Relationship: Is implied to be in one with Kyle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Interesting aversion. While her sister Arshtat and cousin Haswar have silver hair, Sialeeds's golden hair looks out of place. Her Heel–Face Turn lets her reveal that she dyes it. She really does look like Arshtat.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She confesses to Lucretia that she didn't think the Prince could properly clean up the Senate without problems down the road, so took matters into her own hands for the sake of the Queendom... and for her beloved Niece and Nephew.

Lady Haswar Falenas, the Oracle

Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP); Mari Devon (EN)

The Oracle of Lunas and Arshtat's cousin. Like Sialeeds, Haswar has given up her claim to the Falenan throne to avoid a civil war.

  • Badass Family: Mostly her extended family.
  • Badass Pacifist: She is not a fighter, but does everything in her power to peacefully resist the Godwins.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Really into the beavers, Toma, and Fuyo.
  • Good Shepherdess: She's shown to be extremely kind and compassionate to those under her care.
  • Maiden Aunt: Like her cousin Sialeeds, she has pledged to never marry or have children for the sake of stability in the Queendom. Despite this, Haswar holds no grudges against her surviving family.
    • Promptly defied after the game ends, as she does marry.
  • Miko: Of a sort, due to the religious role she plays in her society.
  • Saintly Church: Her enclave at Lunas.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She has a lovely, friendly nature.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her cousin, Queen Arshtat.
  • Succession Crisis: As the daughter of Crown Princess Shahrewar, Haswar should have eventually become Queen. Thanks to the machinations of Shahrewar's younger sister Falzrahm and the violent succession struggle that erupted after her grandmother's passing, this never came to be. But the tragedy of the Succession War was too much for Haswar, and she allowed Arshtat to take the throne because she had absolutely no desire to have it.

    The Queen's Knights 


Voiced by: Eri Sendai (JP); Carrie Savage (EN)

A Queen's Knight-in-training and the Prince's bodyguard. She has a fairly dark past, although all most people know about it is that Ferid took her in when she was young.

Georg Prime

Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (JP); Jamieson Price (EN)

The newest member of the Queen's Knights and an old friend of Ferid's. Georg is one of the best swordsmen in the world. Years later, he would join in the fight against Highland.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP); Kate Higgins (EN)

Lym's eccentric bodyguard and best friend.

  • Action Girl: She's a Queen's Knight and Lymsleia's personal bodyguard for a reason.
  • Apologetic Attacker/Just Following Orders: If you lose the duel against Miaskis, she reluctantly walks behind the Prince and slits his throat; resulting in a Non Standard Game Over.
    Miakis: (softly) "I'm sorry...."
  • Badass Adorable: A rare instance where the trope applies to an adult, see Older Than They Look.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being the most cheerful out of the Queen's Knights, she got that job (as well as being the personal bodyguard to the heiress to the Queendom) for a very good reason. Best seen when she cheerfully threatens (with one of her knives) to toss Euram into a river after he gets a little too close when trying to court the ten year old Lymsleia. She would have been chosen as a Dragon Knight too if she wasn't female.
  • Bodyguard Babe: She is Princess Lymsleia's personal bodyguard.
  • Break the Cutie: Has a heartwrenching breakdown when forced to face the prince in a duel.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It's hard to believe someone so seemingly carefree somehow ended up becoming a Queen's Knight, or that she might've been a member of the Dragon Calvalry, were it not for their strict policies of not allowing women in their ranks.
  • Cool Big Sis: She isn't just Lymsleia's bodyguard, but her confidant and closest friend, apart from her brother. The epilogue during the end credits even says they remained as close as loving sisters.
  • Duel Boss/Fighting Your Friend: As a result of Gizel's manipulation.
  • Famed In-Story: While they're in Stormfist for the Sacred Games, Lyon tells the Prince that Miakis and Kyle are both proficient in magic, but are famous throughout Falena as Queen's Knights, rather than magic users.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to mess with her friends' heads. For example, she tricks Lym into thinking that the ceremonial battle the Prince competed in for the Sacred Games was part of the official tournament and thus the Prince seeks his sister's hand in marriage.
  • Genki Girl: She's probably the only woman you'll meet that can threaten to slit someone's throat and dispose of their body in the river and do it with a smile and perfectly chipper tone, without being Axe-Crazy, or a Stepford Smiler.... and MEAN IT!!
  • Implied Love Interest: Implied twice, toward the Prince:
    • When they're about to begin the purification ritual at Lunas, Lym tells the Prince not to peek. If the player answers they don't intend to, Miakis will tempt the Prince by reminding him that she'll be taking part in the ritual as well.
    • The bath scene between the Prince, Lyon, Miakis, and Roy, further suggests Miakis has a crush on him. When Roy shows up in the women's bath pretending to be the Prince, not only is Miakis not upset to see him, she invites him to join them... until Lyon points out that it's Roy in disguise. That changes everything. After Miakis chases him offnote , Lyon notes:
    Lyon: (chuckling to herself) "She's never gonna live this down, heh, heh! Her face was so red!"
  • It's Personal/This Is Unforgivable!: Seen at the climax of "The Queen's Campaign". Dolph attempts to attack the Prince, but Lyon shields him with her own body and is mortally wounded, causing Miakis to draw her blades and attack Dolph without hesitation or restraint.
  • Knife Nut: She wields two Ghurka-type, curved daggers.
  • Magic Knight: Lyon remarks that, among the knights, Miakis is well known for her magic. But she's still a knight, too.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's Older Than She Looks, but the trope still applies compared to the other Queen's Knights.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Sialeeds can personally attest to that, since even she isn't exempt from Miakis' zingers:
    Lymsleia: (at Sialeeds) "Well, isn't it your own fault for not getting out of bed? I think you're just getting old."
    Sialeeds: (at Lym) "I'm sorry, Lym, your Aunty isn't hearing too good. What was that again?"
    Lymsleia: (runs and hides behind the Prince) "Eep!"
    Prince: (if player chooses) "You started it, Lym."
    Lymsleia: (upset) "Who's side are you on?"
    Miakis: (innocently) "He's right y'know... just 'cuz it's true doesn't mean you should say it!"
  • Older Than She Looks: Believe it, or not, she's 22, but looks, sounds, and acts closer to Lyon's age.
  • One of the Boys: Growing up, she was a tomboy and was always around Roog and Rahal.
  • Plucky Girl: For most of the game, she's pretty upbeat and supportive. Which makes the part where Gizel breaks her so difficult to watch.
  • She Will Not Cry, So I Cry For Her: Miakis invokes this when Lymsleia refuses to cry over her parents' deaths to deny the Godwins the satisfaction of breaking her. So Miakis holds her and cries in her stead.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Ever cheerful and outgoing, she always does her job with polite words and a nice, big smile, even when she's got a dagger to your throat.
  • Sole Survivor: Variation She's the only full-fledged Knight who retains her title after the War's end. (Galleon retires, Kyle leaves for unspecified reasons, Georg is forced to leave the country, Alenia and Zahhak fell when the Prince's forces took back the Palace.
  • Tomboy: She hung around with boys growing up, like Roog and Rahal.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It's heavily implied that [[spoiler: Gizel engineered her presence at Doraat and allowed her defection so that she would spread the truth of what she'd seen during the coup. Including how she witnessed Georg stabbing the Queen.


Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

A member of the Queen's Knights known for being something of a pervert.

  • An Ice Person: Anyone with a water rune can use ice spells. But he uses it to great effect to save the Prince, Lyon, and Sialeeeds from Dolph and Childerich.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting women sets him off. He will, in fact, gain the Berserk buff should any female party members fall.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Helps bail out the prince, Lyon and Sialeeds during the coup, along with Zegai.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Like Miakis above, there's a very good reason why he's one of the Queen's Knights (despite his laid back attitude).
  • The Casanova: Suikoden 5's very own Don Juan.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He'll flirt with any female, but he's not rude about it.
  • Continuity Nod: In the same vein that the Prince's disguise clothes are a nod to McDohl's outfit in Suikoden I, Kyle's disguise seems to be a nod to Viktor's.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His happy-go-lucky attitude hides his brilliance in combat, and in fact, in battle he holds his sword with a loose, wavering grip to make opponents underestimate him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In-Universe, he's broken a string of hearts.
  • Handsome Lech: Women seem to be on his mind all of the time when the Prince interacts with him. He's even quite unhappy that the Prince had met Jeane without him.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a katana named Tianjin Wind.
  • Magic Knight: He is equally skilled in both magic and combat.
  • Making a Splash: He specializes in Water Rune magic, which makes him a Combat Medic as well.
  • Secret Relationship: Is implied to be in one with Sialeeds.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Alenia. Subverted later when it's revealed he's not the one she's attracted to.


Voiced by: Seizo Kato (JP); Tom Wyner (EN)

An elderly member of the Queen's Knights. Galleon's loyalty to the Falenan royal family is absolute, even though Arshtat destroyed his hometown of Lordlake.

  • Amicably Divorced: From Silva.
  • Badass Grandpa: One of the oldest Queen's knights.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields the huge Thundering Halberd.
  • Cool Old Guy: Stoic and stern, but noble and true.
  • Grumpy Bear: After watching his home get scorched by the Sun Rune, divorcing Silva, and eventually watching Georg necessarily murder Arshtat, he's a bit sour.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Arshtat turned his hometown of Lordlake into a barren wasteland, but he still follows her because she is his queen. After Lym's coronation, this causes him to do a brief Face–Heel Turn as this technically makes The Prince's army traitors to the throne. Then Silva convinces him how foolish this is.
  • Stone Wall: He rarely ever gets multiple hits, has only one free rune slot (in addition to an unremovable Knight Rune), and not so great with magic, but he is without question THE hardest character in the game to kill, thanks to high HP, defense, and magic defense, excellent equipment options, and the ability to reach max rank in the Armor of the Gods epic skill.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Falenan throne.


Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP); Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

A member of the Queen's Knights who is outspoken about her loyalty to Lord Godwin. She defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

  • Ax-Crazy: Before the boss battle against them in Sun Palace, she and Zahhak become this when they take the Raging Nostrum drug.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Paper-thin clothing. Her loyalty to Arshtat was purely contingent on supporting the Godwins.
  • Co-Dragons: With Zahhak to Gizel, at least gameplay-wise.
  • Determinator: Her father used to be a knight prior to his death. She considers him weak however, and uses that to fuel her ambitions.
  • Dual Boss: With Zahhak.
  • Evil Redhead: Almost pink hair, and fiercely emotional.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
  • Fiery Redhead: Even uses a Fire Rune after her attempt to control the Twilight Rune didn't pan out.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very much her Fatal Flaw.
  • Hypocrite: Is very quick to dismiss the Prince's army as "rebels and traitors" and brings up the Prince's "treachery" every time you meet her. Except that she turned on Arshtat, her Queen and Ferid, her Lord Commander, to side with the very faction who usurped the Prince's family from power, thus making Alenia more appropriate of being called a traitor.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Sympathetic might be too kind but anytime one of Godwin's faction has to fail spectacularly, it has to be her.
  • Jerkass: While betraying the royal family is a jerky thing to do, she couples this by being a giant bitch about it.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the very beginning, she actually seems somewhat reasonable. She tells the Prince he should be wary of Lord Barows which is completely correct, and that the Prince should listen to the Godwins first before judging them dangerous. After the betrayal, though, she loses her mind.
  • Military Brat: Her father was a Queen's Knight.
  • Moral Myopia: Always eager to call the Prince a traitor, for daring opposing the actual usurper she defected to, the Godwins. Her partner Zahhak eventually gets tired of it and calls her on it.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She lies to Gizel by telling him that Sialeeds is dead to convince Marscal to use the Sun Rune, which kills Sialeeds.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As you can see above, after so constant failures she manages to provoke Sialeeds's death.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Her grasp on her emotions is so poor she can come across as this. Some of her moments during the Sacred Games, while somewhat treated as Adorkable, are pretty distubring in retrospect.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni Red Oni: To Zahhak's Blue.
  • Recurring Boss: She's fought three times.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys:invoked She strongly disapproves of Kyle's flighty, flirty attitude.
  • Strawman Emotional: Even worse than Zahhak plays the Straw Vulcan, as he at least happens to keep a facade of dignity and competence while Alenia just keeps making a fool of herself.
  • The Power of the Sun: She tries to use the Twilight Rune. It doesn't go well for her.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Zahhak.
  • Triang Relations: The A in a Type 4. She loves Gizel, but while he is aware of her feelings, he merely manipulates them while pursuing Sialeeds.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After she successfully engineers her rival's death, Gizel reveals that he knows she lied.
  • You Shall Not Pass: At the end of the game. It costs her life.


Voiced by: Ryo Wakabayashi (JP); Paul St Peter (EN)

A stoic member of the Queen's Knights. He defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

  • Ax-Crazy: That's what Raging Nostrum does.
  • Blue Oni: To Alenia's Red.
  • Co-Dragons: With Alenia to Gizel, at least gameplay wise.
  • Dual Boss: With Alenia
  • Face–Heel Turn: He turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Downplayed when compared to Alenia, but in the beginning of the game, he informs the Prince that the idealistic path isn't necessarily the best one. This changes when he torches his own allies just to buy time to escape.
  • Old Soldier: He and Galleon were the only members of the Queen's Knights still fit for duty after the Armes War.
  • Recurring Boss: He's fought twice in battle, and can be fought a few times in war battles.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Discusses this with the Prince. He remarks that Ferid's way of running things is too idealistic.
  • The Sociopath: He is completely unfeeling, and described more as a megalomaniac than anything else.
  • The Stoic: Calm no matter the circumstance, even when torching a city.
  • Straw Vulcan: Unlike the fanatical Alenia, he defected to the Godwins for purely pragmatic reasons.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Alenia.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: He sports unsettling, ice-blue eyes.
  • You Shall Not Pass: In Sol-Falena, when going to rescue Lym.

    The Godwin Faction 

Marscal Godwin

Voiced by: Mugihito (JP); Michael McConnohie (EN)

The Lord of the House of Godwin. Lord Godwin seeks to turn Falena into a military state to stand up against Armes.

  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Strong central government, kill the 'sub-humans' (in this case demi-humans, like the Dwarves and the Beavers) and strong military, yep.
  • Bald of Evil: Only a mustache on his head.
  • Big Bad: He's the ruthless head of the House of Godwin.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With his son Gizel.
  • Bling of War: His outfit is particularly fancy.
  • Blue Blood: One of two long-running noble factions.
  • Evil Plan: Bump off the royal family (except for the young heir) and take over the country so they can take over other countries. The point being to strengthen Falena.
  • Fantastic Racism: Xenophobic and disrespectful of the 'lesser demi-human races', who aren't even allowed to enter his city, Stormfist. This eventually leads to attempted genocide.
  • The Mourning After: The succession war caused the deaths of Rosalind (Marscal's wife) and Mardras (his closest family friend). This prompted him to change his personality.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Before dying, he draws out the power of the Sun Rune, so that the Prince can prove himself capable of withtstanding it's temptations.
  • The Stoic: Nearly nothing seems to be able to faze him.
  • Villainous Friendship: He and Dilber Novum are friends. Learning about his death is one of the only times of the game he becomes briefly emotional.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: A very dark example. With the help of his scheming son Gizel, he orchestrates a coup in Sol-Falena to take control of the throne, believing that the only way to have successful country is to have unrivaled military strength, rigid order, and centralized government. One of the ways he intends to accomplish this is by committing genocide against the Beavers and the Dwarves because they are not Falenans and do not wish to help the country.

Gizel Godwin

Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP); Doug Erholtz (EN)

The son and heir of Lord Godwin and Sialeeds' former fiance. Gizel loves to hatch ridiculously complicated plans which make him a deadly enemy to the Prince.

  • Affably Evil: He's never less than unfailingly polite.
  • Arranged Marriage: Had one to Sialeeds when he was a kid.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Has some with Sialeeds, though it comes off more as mutual bemused Foe Yay.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Arguably with his father Marscal.
  • Bishounen
  • Blue Blood: The only child of Marscal and Rosalind, nobles with an ancient lineage.
  • The Charmer: As a political player in a Deadly Decadent Court, any good player would need to be, but Gizel is exceptionally talented.
  • Disappointed in You: Gizel invokes this with Alenia, when he reveals that he knows she lied in her report about Sialeeds' death so he'd use the Sun Runenote . Thus, killing Sialeeds, himself. Instead of being angry with Alenia, he turns his back on her and solemnly expresses his disappointment, before walking out; leaving her weeping in shame.
  • Duel Boss: Fought in the throne room of Sol-Falena.
  • Enigmatic Minion: He doesn't share his father's extremist views, but still supports him for his own reasons, helping him to organise a coup in Sol-Falena on the night of his engagement banquet to Princess Lymsleia.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In one of the Bad Endings to the game, the Prince decides to take the throne for himself with Barows. Barows then arranges the Prince's death and aligns himself with the enemy country Armes. Gizel reacts with genuine shock over the turn of events, and curses the Prince for his foolishness before readying the Royal Army for Armes's invasion.
  • Expy: Of Trieze Kushrenada. Gizel is a near carbon copy, from his attire, his hairstyle, and his manner of speech. They sole difference being, whereas Trieze was a meticulous planner, Gizel prefers to set events in motion and leave the outcome to chance.
  • Gambit Roulette: His favorite type of plan. Lampshaded by Marscal and Sialeeds, who point out that his Stormfist plan only succeeded through blind luck. The plan being to connive and cheat his way to victory in the Sacred Games, and thereby winning Princess Lymsleia's hand in marriage and ultimately securing power for the Godwin Faction. Reportedly, he likes to use these schemes because they can't be traced back to him. This type of planning has repercussions for him in the long run. The above spoiler is of particular note, as his machinations tipped off the Royal Family, which caused them to set precautions in place that ultimately enabled the Prince to escape during the coup.
  • The Heavy: He's the main villain for most of the game.
  • Kick the Dog: He repeatedly does this Lymsleia and Miakis, during his occupation of the Sun Palace, by confining them to Lym's room and informing them of his progress to find and kill her brother, the Prince, after declaring him a rebel.
    • Break the Cutie: Gizel's attempts to invoke this with Lymsleia doesn't work, but he definitely succeeds where Miakis is concerned. Immediately following Lym's coronation, Gizel strips Miakis of her guardianship of Lym and denies her the right to see her anymore, causing Miakis to grow increasingly despondent. Which culminates in ordering her to aid Alenia in Doraat's defense, where she's ultimately forced to fight the Prince in a duel, to buy time for Alenia to escape. Miakis' heart breaks as she's compelled to fulfil her duty, believing she had nothing left.
  • Mr. Fanservice: There are many who think Gizel is a handsome man. Even Sialeeds.
  • Love Makes You Evil: It's implied in the manga that part of his motivation for plotting against the queendom is because the princesses' vow to never marry destroyed his engagement to Sialeeds.
    • There's also the fact that despite all of Gizel's bitterness and plotting - plotting that included killing Sialeeds - it's heavily implied that he never stopped loving her. When the report comes to him that she died it's one of the few times in the game he shows real emotion. And he chastises Alenia afterwards for reporting her death prematurely. Even his final words to the Prince are about her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: What he's become, according to Sialeeds, his ex-fiancé.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He gleefully supports Gladiator Games.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: How he views Zahhak and Alenia's deaths. He specifically told them to let the Prince come into the throne room.
  • Suicide by Cop: It's implied that he kept Lym in the palace so the Prince would fight to the death.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: By marrying Lymsleia, he assumes command of the Queen's Knights and by extension the entire Royal Army.
  • Villainous Valor: Only at the end of the Game. When the Loyalist army storms the palace, he waits with Lymsleia in the throne room. At first it seems like he's holding her hostage, but Lym calls his bluff. He then revels that he simply wanted to talk with the Prince. After a conversation about the well meaning intentions that lead to the war in the first place, then challenges the Prince to a one-on-one duel. The Prince is by that point a seasoned warrior; Gizel knew that, and was quite aware that he would (most likely) not survive.


Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (JP); Chris Hanel (EN)

An emotionless Nether Gate assassin and Lyon's Forgotten Childhood Friend.

  • Creepy Monotone: It's not known whether it's because of his training, the drugs he takes, or both, but Dolph never raises his voice or tone.
  • Duel Boss: The last duel of the game.
  • The Dragon: Enforces Gizel's will efficiently.
  • Emotionless Guy: Many Nether Gate assassins are this way, but Dolph is the poster child.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Has a placid smile, neat features, and is utterly terrifying.
  • Forgotten Childhood Friend: To Lyon.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Although it's doubtful it means the same thing as a normal smile.
  • Implacable Man: Every time he is defeated, he gets right back up. Comes from all the drugs he took. In fact, he may not even be technically alive anymore since he can no longer feel pain or even bleed. The Prince has to vaporize him with the Dawn Rune to finally put him down for good.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He almost lacks an iris.
  • Not So Different: When the beavers talk about Marscal's genocide, Dolph is quick to point out that the beavers believe themselves to be above humans and dismiss them. This is true, although the beavers never resorted to genocide.
  • Not So Stoic: Creepy variation, as he turns out to be a Blood Knight whose apparent lack of emotion is merely due to all the drugs he uses to enhance his performance.


Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP); Lex Lang (EN)

The gladiator used by Gizel Godwin during the Sacred Games. Chiderich is later revealed to be a particularly psychotic member of Nether Gate.

  • Axe-Crazy: Brutal and enjoys slaughter.
  • Blood Knight: When hurt or dueling, he laughs most of the time.
  • Confusion Fu: He fights in an odd, unpredictable manner, using fluid movements to fox his opponent in a very similar manner to Voldo of Soul Calibur fame.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: He gaves himself a pain when he ingests an excessive amount of Raging Nostrum.
  • Duel Boss: Can be fought by Roy at the Headquarters, but is definitely fought in Stormfist.
  • Expy: Remember Luca Blight? Childerich's personality will certainly remind you.
  • Facial Markings: After he is made a Queen's Knight.
  • Faux Affably Evil
  • Hidden Weapons: He fights using two hidden wrist blades.
  • Humiliation Conga: After taking your castle, he was caught in Lucretia's Xanatos Gambit and lost almost all his troops, then faces your army in one of the easiest campaigns in the game since your army is at its full strength and greatly outnumber his. Next time you see him, you kill him in a duel.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Invokes this multiple times first by slaughtering innocent civilians in a town they'd liberated from the Prince because they let the Prince get away and thus were "traitors", and when Bahram finally stands up to him over his brutality he accuses Bahram of betraying the crown, thus putting Bahram on the spot of proving himself.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: By the time you reach the final faceoff with him, he's pissed off enough people to earn himself a few willing to declare "Leave Him to Me!" Take them along to that conflict, and they'll actually argue over this. If you let them fight and they lose against him, they're Killed Off for Real.
  • Slasher Smile: He sports a contemptuous smirk.
  • Stupid Evil: He kills Godwin supporters just because their town was conquered by the prince's army. The survivors of his rampage quickly re-evaluate their loyalty to the Godwins.
  • Taking You with Me: After his ambush is destroyed and he finds himself outnumbered, he ingests Raging Nostrum.

Dilber Novum

Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP); Bob Papenbrook (EN)

The general of the Godwin army and Lord Godwin's best friend.

  • Alas Poor Antivillain: During the Battle of Stormfist, he dies defending the castle harboring the grave of Lady Godwin, the wife of his best friend.
  • Anti-Villain: His motivation is only to help his best friend and later protect Rosalind's grave.
  • I Owe You My Life: The reason of his loyalty to Marscal Godwin.
  • The Rival: To Boz Wilde. The pair are known respectively as "Dilber of the West" and "Boz of the East".
  • Villainous Friendship: He and Marscal are friends.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers the Prince this.
  • You Shall Not Pass: Bars the way to the Twilight Rune bearing Sialeeds and Castle Stormfist.

Bahram Luger

Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP); Tony Oliver (EN)

The admiral of the Godwin navy and Raja's former student.

  • Alas Poor Antivillain: During the Second Battle of Doraat, he launches a suicide attack on the Dahak to prove that his respect for his mentor and enemy Raja is not holding him back. After Luger gets his ass kicked, Raja has a rather sad chat with him, during which he apologizes for failing her as a student, before he passes away.
  • Anti-Villain: Doing his duty, and no more.
  • Blade on a Stick: Fights with a spear.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his loyalty to the Crown, he's displeased with Childerich's promotion to Queen's Knight and is horrified with the senseless killing Childerich does to their own supporters.
  • Honor Before Reason: After having his loyalty questioned by Childerich, he makes a suicide run against the Dahak.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: He loyally serves the Godwin Faction, as he thinks they will bring prosperity to Falena. He's ready to fight against anyone who oppose them, even his old mentor Raja. But it doesn't bring him any pleasure.
  • Worthy Opponent: He considers Raja this and vice-versa.

    House of Barows 

Salum Barows

Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP); Michael Sorich (EN)

The Lord of the House of Barows. Lord Barows supports peace with other countries, albeit mostly to fill his pockets with money earned from trade.

  • Big Bad Wannabe: Unlike most, the real extent of his menace is truly revealed only after his defeat.
  • Blown Across the Room: By the Twilight Rune and a revenge driven Sialeeds.
  • Blue Blood: The Barows are one of two high ranking noble families.
  • Corrupt Politician: A medieval variation.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does deeply care for Luserina and Euram. Of course, he cares mostly about how to use their skills to his advantage, but some scenes may imply that he truly loves them (for instance, he seems geniunely heartbroken when his daughter abandons him because she's disgusted by his actions and, later in the game, when Sialeeds tells him she wants to talk about Luserina, he's eager to hear news about her).
  • Fat Bastard: He's almost spherical.
  • Humiliation Conga: After the truth about the Lordlake Rebellion and the whereabouts of the Dawn Rune are revealed. Even his own daughter walks out on him.
  • Large Ham: He gleefully chews the scenery whenever he's on-screen.
  • Meaningful Name: Possibly unintentional, but it's interesting that the person who tries to use the Prince's name and position to gain power for himself and also stole the Dawn Rune, has a name homophonic with the word "borrows".
  • Not So Different: Whereas the Godwins push forward more offensive policies, he supports more peaceful actions. Despite these, few actually trust his welcoming smile, as in many ways he's Not So Different than his rival faction given that he'll kill anyone who defies him.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: It turns out that he was the one behind the Lordlake Rebellion, which was a scheme to help him steal the Dawn Rune. This forced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune, setting up much of the game's conflict.
  • Obviously Evil: Aside from his considerable girth and its usual connotations in fiction, just about everything he says and does adds to his sleaziness. He's corrupt as hell and everyone knows it.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Receives one from Sialeeds when she murders him, mocking his ways and informing him that without him, the house of Barows will collapse.
  • Smug Snake: Only a few people can't see through his facade, and Salum never really ends up succeeding.

Euram Barows

Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Ezra Weisz (EN)

Lord Barows' foppish son and heir. Euram is obsessed with Princess Lymsleia.

  • The Atoner: If he does his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Becoming the Mask: It's revealed after his Heel–Face Turn that Euram's foppish behavior started off as an act to cheer his emotionally unstable mother up after the death of his brother. But a combination of Salum's pressure, his mother's instability, and Euram's own weak will made the ruse become part of his actual personality.
  • Blue Blood: As the heir and head, once Sialeeds murders Salum of the Barows family.
  • Break the Haughty: Failing over and over again and seeing Sialeeds murder his father erodes most of the Upper-Class Twit aspects of his personality. As a reflection of this, he wears a serious and solemn expression in his default portrait should you recruit him.
  • Character Development: If the player decides to recruit him and see him through his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Dirty Coward: Although he thinks he's terribly brave, of course.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: As seen when he encounters Princess Lymsleia.
  • Expy: Like Snowe Vingerhut of Suikoden IV, Euram is an Upper-Class Twit who panicked when placed in a position he wasn't fit for, triggering a tragedy.
  • Freudian Excuse: See Becoming the Mask above.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: If recruited, he confesses to the Prince that he was deeply envious of Gizel Godwin, who was better than him at everything. A major part of why he sought to marry Lymsleia and become Commander of the Queen's Knights was so that he could finally beat Gizel at something.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: It's stated in the Dawn Times that Euram's behavior changed when Hiram was murdered and Luserina began taking up the various duties of Rainwall, leaving him alone with his scheming father and hidden mother.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For the Princess.
  • Large Ham: Like his father.
  • Laughably Evil: He may be a traitor and a coward, but he's so fun and enjoyable to watch.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Lacking in the sympathy, since he's against you, but he's so laughably bad.
  • Miles Gloriosus: Not even remotely a good fighter.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he acts most of the time like a buffoon, his scheme in Sable poses a big threat to the Prince's war, as it prevents him from gaining an important ally.
  • Optional Party Member: He shares a Star of Destiny with Eresh. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the other.
  • Redemption Demotion: Despite being fought in a boss battle, he cannot be used outside of war battles.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Given that he was supposed to head the Barows faction.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: He is the owner of the Book of Condemnation, which features in an abstruse Side Quest that must be completed to recruit Alhazred.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Emphasis on the twit.
  • Unexpected Successor: His brother Hiram was being groomed as his father's successor, until he got assassinated.

Luserina Barrows

Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

The daughter of Lord Barows. Unlike the rest of her family, Luserina is actually a decent person.

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: She is used to swap party members in and out of the Prince's team. She's also nothing like the rest of her family.
  • Arranged Marriage: Salum continuously tries to get her into one with the Prince, much to her chagrin.
  • The Atoner: Feels she has to be one for her family's actions, even though she's not asked to.
  • Blue Blood: The Noble House of Barrows.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: It's implied in a few scenes that she has a crush on the Prince.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: When The Prince an his allies walk out on Lord Barrows, Luserina leaves with them; but not before telling her Father that she hopes that she never sees him again. Ouch.
  • Hair Decorations: She sports an alice band.
  • Proper Lady / Silk Hiding Steel: She's sweet and graceful and apparently stays home while her dad and brother politic in the capital. However, if you talk around Rainwall, you'll find out that she is the one running the place (Salum admits this too, if you ask him about her). She also takes part in the coming battles as 'morale', in other words, encouraging them to victory.
  • Purity Personified: Looks the part and mostly acts the part, but she abandoned her family rather easily. (Although, given what they did, she may have some justification).
  • Ship Tease: Heavily implied to have feelings for the Prince.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Whereas she is demure, polite and kind, her brother Euram is foppish, spoilt and cowardly. At least until his optional Heel–Face Turn.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Compared to her Smug Snake dad and Upper-Class Twit brother, its amazing she turns out so helpful and kind.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Some characters can't believe they're related, and this is only one of the reasons.
  • White Sheep: The complete opposite of her father.

Lady Barows

The wife of Lord Barows. After her older son's death during a civil war, she has refused to leave her room.

  • The Ghost: She's holed up in her room when the Hero and his party arrive, and (rather creepily) never makes an appearance.
    • Despair Event Horizon: The reason for the above was a result of the murder of her beloved older son, Hiram.
  • The Unreveal: The Prince never gets to meet her.


Voiced by: Saijo Tenetsu (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

A large man who is entrusted with the protection of Lord Barows' vault.

  • Bag of Sharing: His speciality. He looks after the HQ warehouse, where all items and equipment can be dropped off, stored and retrieved when necessary.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: His infatuation for Luserina.
  • Duel Boss: Fights a duel in Barows Manor just before the Prince gets the Dawn Rune.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not much of a thinker.
  • The Giant: He's huge.
  • Gentle Giant: The only time he fights is when he's been misled into believing that the prince is trying to steal Luserina's wedding present. Afterwards, he swears he never wants to get into a fight again.
  • I Owe You My Life: Luserina fed him when he was starving to death. As a result, he is incredibly loyal to her, and leaves with her when she walks out on her father.
  • Man Child
  • Undying Loyalty: To Luserina.
  • Wolverine Claws: His weapon of choice, a vicious, spiked glove. Although after he fights the Prince, he swears off battle.

Boz Wilde

Voiced by: Saijo Tenetsu (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

The Lord of Estrise. Boz is a boisterous man who becomes of the Prince's generals.

  • An Axe to Grind: Cutscenes of Boz in war show him with an axe.
  • Anime Hair: He sports a huge mohican fin of hair.
  • Bad Liar: Sialeeds assures the Prince that Boz can be trusted because he sucks at lying.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: "Sometimes, justice is three feet of steel in your hands." That's his personality.
  • Colonel Badass: Boz never shows a rank, but he is the traditional star of war leaders, and he's often spoken to in matters of war.
  • Happily Married: NPC's will mention he has a wife named Donna and two boys. They get along great.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:Salum is one of his best friends.
  • Informed Ability: He's apparently a good fighter. Since he's unable to be used outside of war battles, he never gets a chance to prove it.
  • The Rival: To Dilber
  • Those Two Guys: He tries to get this dynamic started with the straitlaced Dinn, and he eventually semi-succeeds.

    Lucretia and her allies 

Lucretia Merces

Voiced by: Akane Sakai (JP)

An enigmatic strategist who was imprisoned following the Lordlake Rebellion.

  • Bi the Way: She had a husband in the past, was Marscal's mistress, and is heavily implied to have a sexual relationship with Cius. However, she has the same relationship with Lelei, and is also hinted to have one with Cathari.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She has a nigh-incomprehensible sense of humor, which includes giving an over the top Awesome McCool Name that's a sentence on its own to your castle when you first get it.
  • But Now I Must Go: Disappears at the end of the game. A conversation with the dying Sialeeds remarks that the Prince now no longer has any need of her. Quite possibly the reason why she leaves Cius, but lets Lelei comes with her.
  • The Chessmaster: One of the series's premier examples.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has the same look as the Karaya from Suikoden 3. Turns out this is because she is Karayan by blood, and went to Harmonia after her home was scorched by the True Fire Rune during the first Fire Bringer War.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Nobody likes the overly long pseudo-poetic names she suggests for things like the army or the castle.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It's revealed shortly after she's recruited that she used to be a Strategist for the Godwins, and betrayed them the moment she felt that serving them wasn't the right thing to do. In fact, the reason Arshtat sent her to the prison in the first place was to prevent the Godwins from executing her.
  • The Mole: Implied to have been one for Harmonia. Whether the reason why she hasn't reported in to her superiors since being released is because she's Become The Mask or because she's been distracted by the war is unknown.
  • Odd Name Out: She's one of the few Suikoden strategists who are not of the Silverberg lineage, the other being Shu in 2. And even with that, it should be noted that Shu was nevertheless the student of a Silverberg. Lucretia has no (known) connection at all.
  • Rescue Arc: The Prince must bust her out of prison before she can be recruited.
  • Shoot the Dog: She convinced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Shout-Out: Her feather fan and overall look seems to be a fond nod to legendary strategist, Zhuge Liang. Not to mention her tactics.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker
  • The Strategist: The games makes it firmly clear that she's one of the absolute best in the whole series, and shows it in the actual battles she orchestrates, with planning bordering on precognition, just like the person she's based on.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Her portrait expression exhibits this when she is dishing out her strategic advice.


Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP); Stephanie Sheh (EN)

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, she and her partner, Cius, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins. Lucretia later trains her as a strategist.


Voiced by: Takashi Akiyama (JP)

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, he and his partner, Lelei, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins.

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Lelei in their unite attack.
  • The Champion: To Lucretia.
  • Da Chief: Becomes this in the epilogue.
  • The Fettered: He's an honorable sort who values duty above all else.
  • Lima Syndrome: Downplayed when compared to Lelei, but Lucretia did win him over.
  • Military Brat: Hails from a long line of Doraat military men.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to Lelei, he gets very little attention and/development. The epilogue reveals Lucretia and Lelei left him behind when they departed, leaving him temporarily depressed, though he rebounds and eventually comes to lead the Falenan Police Corps.
  • Platonic Life Partners: His relationship with Lelei is close, but completely non-sexual. After all, they both have an interest in the same woman.
  • Royal Rapier: Wields this weapon.
  • Rules Lawyer: Annoyed by the flaunting of the rules and discipline, stressing that an army needs to be serious and firm.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He'll break rules for this reason only.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lucretia.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Continuing a running gag in the series, he's a bit scared of ghosts.


Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

A sniper who has come to Falena to find Lucretia.

  • Awesome, but Impractical: She outrights admits that the biggest advantage of her gun is the shock/flash factor rather than its power and rattles off other flaws with it. Then she admitted she knew how to compensate for them.
  • Badass Cape
  • The Gunslinger: With a huge sniper-rifle like gun.
  • In the Hood: Although she doesn't put it over her head.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Murder, Inc.: Like Clive of Suikoden 1 & 2 fame, she is a member of the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth. She is trying to find out why Lucretia hasn't reported in to her Harmonian superiors since she was freed from prison.
  • Mysterious Past: Lucretia knows some of it, but she's not talking.
  • Professional Killer: She's an assassin.
  • Rule of Cool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, etc.
  • Sniper Rifle: Her weapon. Incidently, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.
  • Super Speed: Like Stallion and Cedric before her, she's the one who gives you the ability to run like the wind across the world map.

    The Oboro Detective Agency 


The eccentric leader of the Oboro detective agency.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Much to Raven's fury, as he can't tell whether or not he's being serious.
  • Atonement Detective: Used to be the head of Nether Gate's Intelligence Division, where he was known as Shinatsu. Following its disbandment, he took Sagiri and Shigure and has tried to give them a normal life.
  • Batman Gambit: His role in the Battle of Doraat: He spreads rumors that the Godwins will torch the town as they did to Lelcar. Shigure and Sagiri set small fires to make it scare the citizens and they'll support the Prince. It works.
  • Cool Boat: Oboro's office is actually a ship that sails up and down the Feitas river.
  • Covert Pervert: Some of his observations are... questionable.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He trains mice to help him tail people. He has several mice working for him, but he never explains just how he trains them.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He worked in intelligence in Nether Gate. Upon their initial disbandment, he took Shigure and Sagiri with him to try and "deprogram" their assassin training.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Has been working on this for Shigure and Sagiri.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: See below.
    • Guide Dang It: Recruiting him can be tricky; you have to make the 'correct' choices while helping him investigate Norden. Do the sequence correctly, and he'll join the first time you ask. For each point you miss/mess up on, however, you have to ask him an extra time, and you can only ask at certain points in gameplay. Wait too long, and they leave the area for good before you can convince him.
  • Information Desk: His specialty. Like Richmond before him, 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: As well 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.
  • Mind Screw: His entry in the official strategy guide:
    "This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and the inclination for such things. This is a great idea. Sometimes a pony gets depressed. Get a load of this view and it's the best in the west. All the young dudes carry the news. This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and inclination."
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • My Card: One of his trademarks is handing these out, hoping that the practice will catch on as well as drive up more business.
  • Private Detective: His skill set certainly made this an easy career move.
  • Team Dad: For the detective agency.
  • The Rival: With Raven, who he refers to as "Crow".


A member of the Oboro detective agency. Unlike her co-workers, Fuyo is a relatively ordinary person.

  • Betting Mini-Game: She runs the tile game "Feitas", which can be played to win potch.
  • Babs From Accounting: Oboro's secretary, and a merchant's daughter; she was the agency's very first client, and joined after seeing how incredibly disorganized they were. She now handles the clerical, accounting, and organizational duties of the business.
  • Glasses Girl: And quite intelligent.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Cascading ringlets that make her look much younger than her real age.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Combined with Mega Twintails for added cuteness!
  • Older Than They Look: She looks like a high-schooler. She's actually 32.
  • Puni Plush: And Haswar can't get enough.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She'd have to, in order to keep a business running and take it over after Oboro departs to Nagarea.
  • Team Mom: For the detective agency.


Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP); Michael McConnohie (EN)

A lazy (but very skilled) member of the Oboro Detective Agency.


Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP);

A member of the Oboro Detective Agency. Sagiri has a creepy smile which never seems to fade.

  • Back-to-Back Badasses; With Shigure in their Unite Attack.
  • Death Seeker: Wouldn't mind if Nakula kills her; if he dies in a war battle, she even writes to the Prince wondering why she didn't die instead.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She does. It's revealed that that damn smile begins to fade after the events of the game.
  • Guide Dang It: She won't join at the same time as the other members; she won't officially get her name on that Tablet unless the prince goes through another recruitment sequence that is easy to miss.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: Says this to Nakula.
  • Meaningful Name/Theme Naming: Her name means 'light fog'.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: It makes her quite unsettling.
  • The Promise: A dark take. At the end of the game, Nakula promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.
  • Psychotic Smirk albeit, unintentionally
  • Shrinking Violet: She dislikes violence by nature.
  • Stepford Smiler: Was brainwashed to smile while she killed, and had it so severely drilled into her that she's always smiling.

    Rune Masters 


Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP); Carol Stanzione (EN)

An enigmatic woman who is concerned with Falena's three runes.

  • The Archmage: She's one of, if not the best magic users in the game and wields the powerful Star Rune.
  • Badass Long Robe: Cascades to the floor.
  • Flechette Storm: She hurls needle-like darts in combat.
  • Game-Breaker: Invoked. To quote a rather amusing comment from a walkthrough; "If you equip her with a Magic Absorb Rune on her right hand and a Flowing Rune on her left, the game will basically just give up and let you win."
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's not evil, and gives some helpful advice. But she is a gigantic bitch.
  • Jerkass: She get better around the last moments of the game, though only to the prince.
  • Mysterious Past: She is acquainted with Jeane and Leknaat, which is intriguing and throws up even more questions about who or what she is.
    • Not to mention her connection to the Night Rune, better known to fans of the previous games as the Star Dragon Sword. Her Star Rune is the unique "offspring" of the Night Rune.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's mysterious, possibly non-human, and her skin doesn't lose its paleness when she's taking a bath.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Possibly, given her connection to the above mentioned characters.
  • Sour Supporter: She doesn't think much of anyone, although she does come around.
  • The Snark Knight: From her introduction, and she doesn't let up.
  • Star Power: Her Star Rune, of course.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a bad habit of showing up, insulting everyone who so much as breathes in her general direction, and disappearing just as quickly.
  • The Stoic: She's very icy and aloof.
    • Not So Stoic: When confronted by the idea of the Dawn or Twilight Runes being held by an unworthy host. Or when her group is about to be attacked by someone who is worthy, like Sialeeds.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Only Sialeeds snarks more than her.
  • Witch Species: Hinted at.


Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP)

An enigmatic girl who has an unknown connection to the Ancient Armes Kingdom.

  • Child Mage: In appearance, but this could be deceptive if she is (as is implied) of the same group as Jeane.
  • Death Is Cheap: If she's killed in a war battle, Jeane hints that she will eventually come back, although she never does during the game.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in is killed during a War Battle, there is a chance she will die.
  • Magic Wand: She wields the Ner-Gal staff.
  • Miko: She wears the robes of the Nagarean clergy. Robes implying a rank that would be impossible to obtain at her apparent age.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She shares a Star of Destiny with Euram. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the others. Some consider her more useful than Euram, though she is definitely harder to recruit.
  • Mysterious Past: Like Zerase, she is also acquainted with Jeane, who refers to Eresh as her "comrade".
  • Mysterious Waif: Canon-wise, she is potentially even more powerful than the legendary Jeane, as only she can penetrate the very lower levels of the ancient Armes ruins in the Big Hole.
  • No Mouth: The lower half of her face is obscured by her veil.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Although unusual since it's on a woman.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: She has a peculiar manner of speech and is a Third-Person Person.


Voiced by: Yuko Kaida (JP); Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (EN)

A skilled rune mistress who wears very revealing clothing. She (or maybe she and her relatives) has appeared in every game in the main series.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Aya Ookura (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

A ditzy young woman who has the ability to teleport herself and others. Thanks to her ability to travel through space and time, she has appeared in every game in the main series.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A skilled mage who is studying a mysterious hole in the ground.

  • The Archmage: He is not as powerful as some of the other mages (Zerase, for example) but he's still nothing to scoff at.
  • Badass Grandpa: He has the look.
  • The Beastmaster: He wields the Blue Gate Rune, a rune used to summon monsters from another world to attack enemies.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: He claims to have created the 'Big Hole' in order to have his apprentice Bergen mine there for materials that may be of use for his research.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's not what you'd call "nice."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes across as very gruff and irritable, but does (albeit to further his research) agree to help Norma find a cure for Ernst's lycanthropy.
  • Kid Sidekick: Bergen, who he treats fairly shabbily, but keeps him interested with the promise furthering his training.
  • Magic Wand: He wields the The Viper Staff.
  • The Professor: He's an expert on rune magic, but dislikes the term "wizard" and refers to himself as a "magic rune scholar".
  • Really 700 Years Old: Which makes him a good candidate to help recruit Genoh, along with his high level when he's recruited.
  • Talking Weapon: The snake motif on his staff is actually a real snake.
    • Speaks Fluent Animal: With whom he holds regular conversations (in snake!). Also comes in handy to possibly help recruit Byakuren.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: His speciality. Has the Tutor skill that allows magic training anywhere.
  • Witch Species: Possibly.

    Sindar Treasure Hunters 


Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP); Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

A young archaeologist studying the Sindar. She would later join the fights against the Scarlet Moon Empire and Highland.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

A quiet archaeologist studying the Sindar. He and Lorelai are old rivals. He would later join the fight against Highland.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.


Voiced by: Goblin (JP); Taliesin Jaffe (EN)

An archaeologist studying the Sindar.

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: His victory pose.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Like Lorelai and Killey, he represents yet another party fascinated by Sindar Ruins.
  • Badass Bookworm: One of the reasons Lucretia sought him out.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: He had a secret laboratory somewhere in Falena where he kept all of his research materials on the Sindar, but denied its existence to Lorelai constantly.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: A number of NPC's think so, and the bath scene shows he's got a fair amount of definition for a bookworm.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks around his late twenties, but he's almost forty.
  • The Professor: He is arguably the most knowledgeable of the trio, with both the Godwins and Lucretia vying for his expert advice on the mysteries of the Ceras Lake ruins.
  • The Rival: With Lorelai when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
    • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He appears to just about tolerate Lorelai accompanying him on his quests, but is very flippant with her and only imparts the briefest snippets of knowledge.
  • Scarf of Asskicking
  • Simple Staff: He wields a bo-staff named Philosofs in combat.

    The Dragon Cavalry and their allies 

Craig Laden

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP)

The leader of the Dragon Cavalry.

  • Badass Long Coat
  • The Beast Master: Like with all Dragon horse riders.
    • Dragon Rider: His speciality, as the head of the Dragon Cavalry.
  • Cavalry Officer: Leads the amphibious Dragon Cavalry.
  • Four-Star Badass: Of the Dragon Calvary in general, and one of three five-star commanders in the whole game.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Miakis. He was good friends with her father.
  • Team Switzerland: As head of the Dragon Cavalry, he only swears allegiance to the rivers of Falena, and such, does not involve himself in any of the internal conflicts, only going into battle against foreign invasions. This causes friction initially between Rahal, Roog and he when Armes invades and they try to rally him to the Prince's cause.
  • Stern Teacher: He is the last of the traditional commanders, strictly keeping with the traditions of barring female riders, though by the end of the game he starts to seriously question that stricture.
  • The Stoic: When compared to the Hot-Blooded Roog and The Spock Rahal.
  • Team Dad: The other members of the cavalry certainly think so.


Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

A calm member of the Dragon Calvary.

  • Ambiguously Gay: He protests that his lack of success with women is due to having to deal with Roog all the time, although Roog claims he hears it's because Rahal has "issues". Also, he apparently keeps a set of his sister's clothes handy at all times.
  • Bash Brothers: With Roog.
  • Bishounen: One of the best examples in the whole series.
  • The Beast Master: With dragonhorses.
    • Dragon Rider: His speciality, as a commander of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Flail.
  • Cavalry Officer: And Craig Laden's successor post-game. He allows women riders into the ranks of the Dragon Cavalry.
  • Disguised in Drag: He makes such a convincing woman that he is able to distract and knock out the guards in male-only Gordius village during the rescue of the dragon foals.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a katana called Rhamphinion, which is (suitably) named after a kind of prehistoric pterosaur.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He's perfectly fine with using his beauty as a weapon.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the blue to Roog's red and even Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
  • Rescue Arc: He helped uncover Godwin's plot to hold the dragon horse eggs hostage, which were later secured by the Dragon Knights and the Prince's party.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He looks uncannily similar to his sister, Rania, to the point where they sometimes switch clothes to play tricks on others.


Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP); Eddie Frierson (EN)

A hotblooded member of the Dragon Calvary.

  • Always Someone Better: Whilst not bad looking at all, he often feels in Rahal's shadow, as the second best-looking Dragon Knight.
  • Amazon Chaser: He is attracted to Miakis because she beat up most of the boys in their hometown when they were kids.
  • Bash Brothers: With Rahal.
  • The Beast Master: Toussled with his dragonhorse for a whole day to be worthy of riding him.
  • Big Eater: He'll eat anything. It's the one thing that he differs from his Picky Eater mount.
    • Dragon Rider: His speciality, as a commander of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Lance.
  • Cavalry Officer: Usually on a dragonhorse, but he's good with regular horses too.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a katana called Angaturama, which is (suitably) named after a kind of carnivorous dinosaur, similar to a Spinosaurus.
  • Hot-Blooded: Especially compared to Rahal.
  • Number Two: Takes over from Miakis to go to Gordius, since women aren't permitted there. Miakis resumes after the battle is over.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the red to Rahal's blue and even Color-Coded for Your Convenience.
  • Rescue Arc: He helped uncover Godwin's plot to hold the dragon horse eggs hostage, which were later secured by the Dragon Knights and the Prince's party.


Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP); Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)

A young man training to be a member of the Dragon Calvary.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's plucky, brave and resourceful.
  • The Beast Master: An apprentice, at least.
    • Dragon Rider: His speciality, as a trainee of the Dragon Cavalry. His dragon is named Ax.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's top of his class when it comes to fighting, but slacks off with his flute practise and is a pretty terrible player. Gets played with hilariously in the dragon Rescue Arc, as his playing is so terrible that the hostaged dragons went berserk.
  • Contrived Coincidence: His heroism in the dragon egg Rescue Arc stemmed from his horrible flute playing. The dragons began bleating loudly to get him to stop, and as their squawking cries were so loud and horrible, Dolph couldn't keep focused, allowing Georg to get between Dolph and the eggs, saving them.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: When he plays his flute.
  • Dreadful Musician: His flute playing is awful.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a katana called Komodo's Claw, keeping with the reptilian theme.
  • Kid Hero
  • To Be a Master: Wants to be the best dragon rider.


Rahal's dragon.


Roog's dragon.


Nick's dragon.


Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP)

A young man who helps take care of the Dragon Cavalry's dragons.

  • Anime Hair: His hair is parted into two bunches like a hopi indian, with an actual star of hair at his forehead.
  • Bond Creatures: Whilst not a dragon knight himself, he is the dragons' caretaker and stable hand, and they respect him.
  • Stable Boy: His job with the dragon knights.
  • Nice Guy: The nicest person in the cavalry, and in the running for nicest kid in Falena.
  • No Woman's Land: He was raised his whole life in male-only Gordius village, and finds it hard, once recruited, to interact with females at the Prince's HQ.
  • Racing Minigame: His specialty, once recruited. He runs the Dragon Horse Race game, which can be played to earn potch.
  • Rescue Arc: He helps Nick out with the rescue of the dragon eggs from the Godwins.


Rahal's sister and an eccentric musician.

  • Antiquated Linguistics: One of many things that sets her
  • Battle Theme Music: Having her in the active party alters the battle music to a more woodwind themed variation.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's fairly eccentric, often talking about the beautiful and strange sounds she hears around her such as the men's bath. Apparently, she's got perfect pitch.
  • Magical Flutist: She creates the magic flutes that the dragon knights use to control their mounts, which are inaudible to humans, except herself.
  • Meganekko: The main way to tell the difference between Rania and Rahal disguised as Rania.
  • Music And Sound Effects: Her speciality, once recruited she can change the in-game sound effects.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She bears an uncanny resemblance to her brother, Rahal, and the pair often swap clothes to play tricks on people.
  • Super Senses: She is exceptional in that she can actually hear the calls of the dragon horses, and the commands from the flutes she makes. This makes her flutes extremely popular.

    The Maximillian Knights 


Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP)

A member of the Maximillian Knights. Isabel is obsessed with spreading justice to the world.

  • Action Girl: A stern and steadfast one, one of the best examples in the series.
  • Breast Plate: Which more than one person comments upon.
  • Cool Sword : Sort of, it's more of a big retractable... lance?
  • The Cape: She's incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
    • For Great Justice: Her maxim. She is intent on being worthy of calling herself "The heir to the Maximillian Knights' aspirations." It's deeper than it sounds because she considers what she does to be evil as well, because violence is inherently evil, and hopes to remove more evil than she creates.
  • Continuity Nod: She and Mathias are Suikoden 5's take on the classic Maximillian and Sancho pairing from Suikoden 1.
  • Death Glare: As seen in her "conceit" unite attack with Zerase and Cathari, where they stare down the enemy and walk right into them for 1.3x damage.
  • Determinator: She gets where she's going through sheer willpower. Everything else is secondary.
  • Fiery Redhead: Energetic and bright fire-engine red hair. Check.
  • Four-Star Badass: For the Maximillian Knights and subsequently, the prince.
  • Heroic Spirit: as with the below trope, par for the course for anyone associated with the Maximillian Knights
  • Hot-Blooded: Her driving force in life is to vanquish evil and she's very passionate about it.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there's a chance she will die.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: She believes in the ideals of chivalry.
  • Leotard of Power: Funnily enough, this is actually addressed, with her claiming that it aids her movement.
  • Principles Zealot: Her absolute obsession with stamping out all evil is Played for Laughs.


Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

A member of the Maximillian Knights and Isabel's bodyguard.

  • The Cape: Like Isabel, he is incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
    • For Great Justice: Like the woman he serves, another requirement for being a Maximillian Knight.
  • Catch-Phrase: He repeats one line (with minor changes) throughout the game, constantly talking about "finding evil, and then enacting swift and final retribution and depositing their loathsome corpses into (a body of water)."
  • Chaste Hero: See below trope.
  • Determinator
  • Devoted to You: He is utterly devoted to Isabel.
  • I Call It "Vera": As expected, he calls his pike "Isabel" in honor of his mistress. Additionally, as he comes from the Warrior's Village, the significance of naming it "Isabel" may very well not just be a mark of loyalty to his mistress, but a convention that is reserved almost always for women they love. Isabel herself also gives hints at this, if only just barely.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He wears a full suit of armor and has the classic look of a medieval chivalrous knight.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Although he's particularly oblivious to it.
  • Number Two: He is Isabel's loyal adjutant (or some would say, slave).
  • Platonic Life Partners: Despite his devotion to Isabel, he is not romantically interested in her (or at least, not that he'll admit). His devotion has to do with Isabel as a person, not a woman, and would serve her just as he does currently if she were a man. He and Isato (who takes a similar view to his service to Haswar) clarify this for Dinn in an optional bath scene.
  • Principles Zealot: Like Isabel, his absolute obsession with stamping out all evil is Played for Laughs.
  • Running Gag: All the times he claims he would enact swift and final retribution on those who would harm or even insult his lady Isabel, then deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water.
  • The Stoic: Even with corpse disposal, he never raises his voice.
  • Undying Loyalty: He serves Lady Isabel faithfully and devotedly, claiming he would exact swift and final retribution on anyone who dare raise a sword or even insult Lady Isabel. And deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water, naturally.

    The Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade 


Voiced by: Ryo Wakabayashi (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

The leader of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade. Also a pervert.


Voiced by: Hasanori Koyatsu (JP); Jamieson Price (EN)

Wilhelm's right hand man. Mueller is considerably less personal than his boss.


Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

Mueller's airheaded pupil / adopted son. He is also one of the best swordsmen in the world.

    Babbage's Crew 


Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

An eccentric inventor living in Estrise.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: He is inept at housekeeping and totally reliant on Sorensen, who he ostensibly forgets to thank for this hard work.
  • Anachronism Stew: His contribution to the Prince's army is inventing an elevator.
  • Clock Punk: His speciality is clockwork mechanica.
  • The Engineer: If it runs with a gear, he's your dude.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: He loves gears because of this.
  • Mad Scientist: His motivation can be summed up as For Science!!
  • Magnum Opus: The Revolving Bridge connecting the Barows territory in Rainwall is his in-universe masterpiece.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: His appearance is a little disturbing, especially his creepy pinwheel glasses, which lend him an Uncanny Valley vibe.
  • Shout-Out: He is named after Charles Babbage, a 19th century British mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer, and proto-computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: The only character with technical knowhow, and has a pair of really thick coke-bottles.


Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

Babbage's beleaguered assistant.


Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP);

Babbage's other, much more eccentric, assistant.

  • The Apprentice: She is Babbage's other assistant, but has no real technical knowledge or even a formal apprenticeship. She just likes seeing his inventions in action.
  • Automatic Crossbows: She wields a quad crossbow in combat. Which stylistically resembles a Tommy gun.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Among other things, she thinks Jeane became beautiful by "blasting the ugly" with her magic.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Gushes over the beautiful and "kewl" mechanical horse in the Revolving Bridge. Until it tries to attack her.
  • The Ditz: Oh God yes. She manages to trash Babbage's office and lose an ultra rare gear just "looking around".
  • Dumb Is Good: Never anything but nice. And dim as a smoldering ember.
  • Genki Girl: Those around her tend to find her indefatigable pep slightly exhausting.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She doesn't even wear them.
  • Sexy Jester: Her outfit has a definite clownish feel, complete with over-large buttons and diamond patterned leggings.
  • Tricksters: Like Noah before her, she wields the Mischief Rune.
  • Valley Girl: Her vibe, complete with incessant amounts of "kewl!!" (cool!).
  • Verbal Tic: "Keeeewl!" She also uses a lot of sound effects in her speech.



Voiced by: Hisako Kyouda (JP); Barbara Goodson (EN)

The mayor of Raftfleet and a retired Admiral of the Falenan Navy. She comes out of retirement to help the Prince.

  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Bahram Luger was her student. When Godwin took over the navy, he followed.
  • The Captain: As a former Admiral of the Queen's Royal Navy, she lends the Prince her naval skills, helping him to victory at Hatred Fortress and the Sol-Falena dam.
  • Cool Boat: She commands Raftfleet from a giant, triple dragon-headed warship named Dahak.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's capable and intelligent without being condescending. Arshtat points out that having her as a friend would be a great benefit.
  • Cultured Badass: Very fond of tea parties.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her abilities were not recognized during the war because she was a member of the 'lower class'. Subverted when she rose to Admiral after the war.
  • Four-Star Badass: She's a VERY good admiral.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Her appointment as Admiral wasn't through nepotism...
  • Red Baron: "Hurricane Raja", due to her prowess at war.
  • Spot of Tea: She is a big fan of tea parties and often invites older folk like Talgeyl and Sairoh to these civilised events.


Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP); Lia Sargent (EN)

Logg's slightly more level headed daughter.


Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A simple minded fisherman. Logg uses his boat to transport the Prince around the Feitas river.


Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Logg's wife and Raja's right hand. She keeps her husband and daughter in line.

  • Action Mom: And mom-type, to Subala and the rest of Raftfleet.
  • Almighty Mom: Both Logg and Lun do NOT want to cross her.
  • Badass Family: Mother in one.
  • Black Magician Girl: High magical skills and skilled with all types of magic.
  • Closer to Earth: Compared to her far wackier husband and daughter.
  • Epic Flail: She wields a large length of heavy docking rope in combat.
  • Gag Boobs: Each of her breasts are quite a bit bigger than her own head.....
  • Hello, Nurse!: When she was young, she was the desire of all the men in Raftfleet and beyond.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Possibly, depending on how you read her Furo Scene conversation with Lun and Subala. She may be fully aware of what it sounds like and teasing both of them.
  • Number Two: She's is the Vice-admiral of Raftfleet and serves as Admiral Raja's aide and second-in-command.
  • What Does She See in Him?: She keeps this very much a secret and indeed, the announcement of her engagement to Logg lead to him receiving death threats. The fact that he rammed a flaming, explosive boat personally against a dam without breaking a sweat might have something to do with it.


Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Lun's best friend / rival and a talented fisherwoman.

  • A-Cup Angst: Has gone from being Lun's friend to her rival based in part on this.
  • Ambiguous Gender: At first glance, she looks far more like an adolescent boy than a girl. The Prince can make the mistake.
  • Anime Hair: She sports Dragon Ball Z style spikes.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The Prince must best her in a fishing contest if she is to join.
  • FanGirl: She's instantly smitten with the Prince.
  • Fishing Minigame: Her speciality, which is staged as a four-way contest between Subala, the Prince, Lun and Logg, complete with lots of Trash Talking and boat ramming.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She wields a trident in combat.
  • The Rival: With Lun, on a variety of matters. Boyfriends, fishing ability, and even boob size.
  • Sarashi
  • Second-Hand Storytelling: Lun allegedly stole her boyfriend, which kicked off their rivalry, although Lun has no memory of this.
  • Tomboy: Definitely.


A skilled merchant living out his retirement in Raftfleet.

  • Chinese People: Complete with conical straw hat and sake gourd.
  • Cool Old Guy: The people of Raftfleet love his skills as a trader.
  • Intrepid Merchant: In his youth he was a legendary trader, and once recruited, sets up a trading post at the HQ.
  • Chain of Deals: For him to join, it is necessary to buy out the salt in other trading posts so the price sky-rockets. He will then ask how the Prince will rectify this. Sell at least 6 salts immediately to reduce the price. He then joins immediately, impressed with the young Prince's business acumen.
  • Guide Dang It: Like a few other characters in 5, his recruitment process is particularly specific. Stockpiling salt before undertaking his recruitment will help immensely.
  • Mysterious Past: Hinted to have shady dealings in the past. That could be why his son and daughter-in-law were killed.
  • Promotion to Parent: He has taken care of Shinro, his grandson, since the death of his son and daughter-in-law.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He comes back in when there is a crisis, as salt is a valuable commodity. He also helps out Shinro after the came ends.


Sairoh's grandson. Shinro seeks to follow in his grandfather's footsteps.

  • Chinese People: Has the look.
  • Nice Guy: The worst emotion he expresses is slight annoyance with Godwin's lack of interest in commerce.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's quite cheerful.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He was taken in by his grandpa Sairoh, following the death of his parents.
  • Signature Device: He's never without his trusty abacus.
  • Stout Strength: Oboro is amazed that he uses a gigantic abacus to count change, and reasons Shinro must be incredibly strong.
  • We Buy Anything: Sell any item and he'll give a fair price. The only thing he won't deal in is trade goods.
  • We Sell Everything: Once recruited, his item store carries any item that has been found available in any other item store already visited by the Prince, though of course there is No Hero Discount.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants to be just as good a merchant as Sairoh. Although a less malignant example: Sairoh is infinitely helpful.


A skilled chef who has devoted his life to looking after his daughter, Shun Min.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Shun Min

Retso's beloved daughter and assistant.

  • Cheerful Child: Sweet and lovely.
  • Chinese Girl: Her outfit invokes this, with it's long sleeves and bell-like cuffs
  • Closer to Earth: Compared to her father, Retso.
  • Doomed by Canon: As mentioned in her father Retso's entry above, after the events of Suikoden 5, but before the events of Suikoden 2, she steals the 'Moon Bird' recipe and gives it to chef Hai Yo. However, Jinkai's thugs catch and kill her just as she secrets the recipe away.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Despite raising fish for her father to cook, she feels bad about their fate and is often moved to tears if diners can't finish their meals, feeling that her fish had died for nothing.
  • Kawaiiko
  • Killed Off for Real: After the Falenan Civil War is over, Shun Min is unfortunately killed by the Black Dragon Group trying to prevent the Moon Bird recipe to be misused.
  • Ugly Guy's Cute Daughter
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Just like her father's.



Voiced by: Takashi Akiyama (JP)

A swordsman competing in the Sacred Games in the hopes of outlawing slavery in Falena.

  • Bishounen: He certainly hooked Marina effortlessly.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Sialeeds wonders how he could have spent time in Kanakan as such a lightweight.
  • Chick Magnet: Especially where Marina is concerned.
  • Continuity Nod: His Falcon Rune is, to long-time fans, an indicator of his skill, especially as the rune only ever shows up on one genuinely accomplished swordsman/swordswoman in each game.
  • Gladiator Games: He was born and raised to be a gladiator in Suikoden's very own Thunderdome, Stormfist.
    • Defector from Decadence: However, he soon became jaded with the brutal way his fellow fighters were treated and ran away to Kanakan.
  • For Great Justice: His aim is to win the Sacred Games, and thus marry Princess Lymsleia, to ensure the safety of his fellow gladiators in the future.
  • He's Back: Upon his return to Sol-Falena around the time of the Sacred Games, he began to wipe the floor with the competition.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he's in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Master Swordsman: A candidate for "most skilled in the game," along with Georg and Richard.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Amongst the hottest guys in the series.
  • Nice Guy: He refuses to mention Godwin cheated, mostly because Marina, or her employers, could be hurt by the Godwins.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's very dense when it comes to love and cannot suspect Marina's true feelings for him.
  • Rescue Arc: Stormfist thugs, unhappy with a "foreigner" like Belcoot potentially marrying the Princess, kidnapped him, requiring the Prince and his party to race to the rescue. Their plan foiled, these same thugs then kidnapped Marina, a local girl friendly with Belcoot to lure him into a trap. He rushed to the rescue with the Prince's help and saved Marina.
  • Slipping a Mickey: With Marina safe, he prepared himself for the final against Childerich (The Godwin's champion) but he was drugged by Marina herself (explained in her entry, below) and was unable to fight, allowing the Godwin faction victory in the contest. He forgives her, and later on (after the coup) points out that this was probably for the best, as the Godwin's would have used some other method, most likely lethal, to get him out of the picture.


Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

An employee of the Stormfist inn who is in love with Belcoot.

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She certainly doesn't appreciate Hazuki's interest in sparring with Belcoot.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She's clearly in love with Belcoot, although he is fairly oblivious.
  • Meido: She works as a maid at the Stormfist Inn.
  • Oktoberfest: Her look, especially in her official art, is that of the typical beer-hall serving girl. She's even drawn with a huge platter of wurstl in one hand, and 4 tankards of beer in the other.
  • Trauma Inn: Her speciality once recruited. She runs the HQ inn.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Because of her infatuation with Belcoot, she was seen as a target to eliminate him by the Godwins.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She was visited by Dolph, who gave her the drug Dark Arcanum. She was desperate for Belcoot not to marry the Princess and so used the drug to knock Belcoot out harmlessly, so that he could lose the final and wouldn't be wed.
    • My God, What Have I Done?: She was devastated when she finds out that Belcoot was injured because of what she did, to the point of letting out a Big "NO!".
    • Earn Your Happy Ending: However, this later turns out to be a good thing, as Belcoot notes that the Godwins would have used some other method to get rid of him, and he is lucky to be alive.


Voiced by: Jun Ishimaru (JP); Skip Stellrecht (EN)

A gladiator-slave who fights on behalf of Euram during the Sacred Games.

  • Badass Back: His victory pose.
  • Barbarian Hero: Has the look and prefers nature to civilization. But he is intelligent and knows his weapons.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He is instrumental in the Godwin coup, as he is able to fend off Dolph enough for the Prince and Sialeeds to get away.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields a huge guan dao named Sagami.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He lives outdoors, so his tanned skin isn't unusual.
  • Gladiator Games: He serves as the Barrows family's champion in the Sacred Games.
  • Heroic Build: His abs could probably double as sandpaper.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Loincloth
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was disqualified from the Games when, supposedly, Armes informants were talking to him about killing the Queen. In reality, they were just talking in the native Armes tongue, but it was enough to have him sentenced to death. Luckily, Lady Sialeeds pieces together the story and intervenes Just in Time to save him.
  • One-Man Army: Originally from Armes, he fought off a battalion of 100 Falenan troops whilst poaching across the border.
  • Rated M for Manly: Walking Shirtless Scene and a Proud Warrior Race Guy, living as a nomad in the woods. Oh yeah.
  • Super Senses: He's able to navigate the North Lunas Woods with no problem, something that only elves are supposed to be able to do. Urda is highly frustrated by this.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: His speciality. He runs the combat training centre at HQ.
  • Underwear of Power: A non-fetished example.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He barely speaks, but his high-pitched, perky "Good!" victory quote, does not fit his gruff exterior.


Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP); Steve Staley (EN)

A gladiator-slave who wants the Prince's help.

  • Badass Adorable: Unusual for a man, but with his smiling mug, friendly demeanor, and take charge behavior, he certainly qualifies.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Though he's not a monk.
  • Commuting on a Bus: He's one of the first Stars of Destiny encountered and is a prominent character early on, but he's actually the last Star to be recruited towards the very end of the game.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • The Dog Bites Back: When the Princes forces attack Stormfist, Shoon leads the gladiators in a revolt and helps them take the city.
  • Duel Boss: The first duel in the game. A friendly ceramonial match between him and the Prince to kick off the sacred games.
  • Fan Boy: Of Zegai.
  • Gladiator Games: He fights at Stormfist to support his poor family.
    • Gladiator Revolt: Following Godwin's occupation of Stormfist, he leads a faction of gladiators to safety through the Western Woods and eventually joins the Prince's forces.
  • Heroic Spirit: Sees him through a lot of dangerous circumstances.
  • I Have a Family: His family is constantly under watch by his master, so Shoon must obey his master and fight. If he ever tries to flee, his family will be in danger.
  • It's Personal: Joins the Prince's forces to exact revenge for the cruel treatment of his gladiator comrades.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His Fierce Tiger Rune.
  • Kid Hero: He's just 14 years old.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His combo with Nikea consists of them beating the ever loving crap out of one enemy.
  • Shout-Out: He looks like someone out of Saint Seiya.


Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

A perverted warrior from Armes who seeks to enter the Sacred Games, only to be forbidden from doing so due to his nationality.

  • Casanova Wannabe: His most overt trait.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Even when competing in fighting tournaments he never hurts women, withdrawing every time he was pitted against a female contestant.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: His hair, which is worn in very long auburn dreads.
  • Dual Wielding: He uses double hand-axes named in battle
  • Fantastic Racism: He had travelled to Falena to compete in the Sacred Games, but being from Armes, he was denied entry.
  • Fiery Redhead: Spirited and a dark brick red.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: He needs to be recruited by bringing one of the three all-women unites to meet with him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For every woman he meets, unfortunately.
  • Gladiator Games: He is well-known in various fighting circuits and tourneys.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's not such a bad guy once you get past his quirks.


Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

An empty headed warrior who was denied entry into the Sacred Games because of her gender.

  • Action Girl: She's one of the few who'll take on the Prince one-on-one.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She specializes in unarmed combat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Makes a bit more sense since she's a marital artist.
  • Big Eater: As is required for someone of her musculature. Mentioned by both Oboro and Retso (the Team Chef, no less).
  • Body Guard Babe: After first meeting in Stormfist, the Prince then encounters her in Lelcar, where she is working as Orok's bodyguard.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Hits hard, but is always bright and bubbly.
  • Combination Attack: With Shoon.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite her cheerful and oblivious nature, she is one of the game's best fighters. She hits hard and can combo up to 5 times if you raise her technique.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After an initial fight during the Lelcar conscripted boys Rescue Arc, and a subsequent one-on-one duel, she joins the Prince.
  • Duel Boss: Optional, and the Prince doesn't need to win. But she joins ater this.
  • Fun Personified: She's consistently upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic.
  • Gladiator Games: She's a professional fighter, making a good living from competing.
  • Heroic Build: Unusual for a woman, but she has it perfectly.
  • Hot-Blooded: She can be pretty feisty.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Large Ham: It's hilariously easy to tell when she's going to use a 'Special' attack during her one-on-one battle against the Prince.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Her combination attack with Shoon, which is only available when they're both in berserk status, basically consists of the two of them going to town on one enemy.
  • Oh, Crap!: A pretty funny one comes after the fight in Lelcar when she realizes she just attacked the Prince of Falena (Not stupidity on her part, she had only seen him once before and the prince was in disguise at the time).
    Nikea: Uh oh...! That means... I conked the Prince in the head! They'll throw me in the Feitas (river) for sure!
  • Straw Feminist: She didn't realize women were forbidden to compete in the Sacred Games, and launches into a confused rant, since she says, in Falena, women have the power.
    • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Despite the spirited protestations, she didn't even know that the prize, aside from fame and glory, was that the winner would marry the Princess.
    • She Is the King: Sialeeds almost wishes Nikea was a man, because, if she was married to Lym, she figures there would always be something interesting going on. Georg thinks she's be incompetent. But still better than Euram.


Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP), Kim Strauss (EN)

A doctor who travels throughout the Queendom.

  • Dressed to Heal: In his lab-coat.
  • Looks Like Cesare
  • Magic Antidote: He worked hard to create an antidote to Raging Nostrum, the Nether Gate drug that drives the consumer into an uncontrollable killing frenzy and leads to death.
  • The Medic: Alongside Silva.
  • The Smart Guy: Skilled enough to make an antidote to Dark Arcanum in six months, a drug that's supposed to be undetectable.

Egbert Aethelbald

Voiced by: Atsushi Satou (JP)

A madman who claims to be a member of the family who ruled Stormfist before THOSE! FILTHY! GODWINS!

  • Berserk Button: His mad, neurotic rants are triggered by any mention of the Godwins. Including his own mention of the Godwins.
  • Betting Mini-Game: His specialty. Once recruited, he can be challenged to a game of draughts (checkers) for potch.
  • Bling of War: His military uniform and hat reference the British Army's Rifles Regiment circa early 1800's.
  • Blue Blood: The ancient Aethelbald family can trace their line of descent even earlier than the Falenan Royal Family. His valuable family tree document acts as a Plot Coupon when recruiting Raven.
  • Catch-Phrase: There was an example here, but one of those FILTHY GODWIN DEVILS stole it! FILTHY, FILTHY DEVILS!
  • Cavalry Officer: His position in battle, once recruited.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's definitely eccentric, if not borderline insane and lives a troglodyte existence in the sewers beneath Stormfist.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: As seen when he launches into a venom-spewed diatribe on the Godwin family.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Everything is done by the FILTHY DEVIL GODWINS! Everything.
  • Dog Food Diet: You can guess how he survived down in the sewers by how licks his lips whenever he looks at Oboro's pet Mr. Mouse.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: He seems to flit instantly between being calm and polite, to a foaming lunatic if the Godwins enter his head. He's so hilarious about it, it never comes off as deranged, but rather Crazy Awesome.
  • Hot-Blooded: In war battles, and whenever on a Godwin-hating rant.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He is a member of the once proud Aethelbald family, which collapsed over one hundred years ago due to the machinations of the Godwin family.
  • Long Speech Tea Time: In order for him to join, the player must politely listen to his (long) rant about the Godwins, without pressing ANY button to speed up the dialogue. Fortunately, he's not unobtainable if you screw up.
  • Meaningful Name: Aethelbald is the Anglo-Saxon name of two English kings and an archbishop.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: His personality when he's calm.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: We can't mention this enough: All it takes is the word "Godwin" to trigger an epic rant.
  • Talkative Loon: He apparently says FILTHY DEVILS! over 100 times just walking around one corner of the sewer.

    Haud Village 


Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP); Sherry Lynn (EN)

A beautiful (but haughty) fashionista living in Haud. Really Shuya Valya's younger sister, who left Armes to get out of her brother's shadow.

  • Action Fashionista: She's obsessed with fashion, and is a powerful early magic-user for the active party.
  • The Beautiful Elite
  • Blue Blood: The young daughter of the Valya clan.
  • The Cast Showoff: In-Universe. Her personal Red Rose Rune attack sees the screen darken and a spotlight land on her whilst she pirouettes into battle for a combo attack. The trade-off is that the other party members are unimpressed with her show-boating and enter a "grumpy" status.
  • The Fashionista: So she thinks. In fact, she will only join the Prince if he is accompanied by others she considers fellow "fashion divas", namely Sialeeds or Sharmista. Once recruited, she makes multiple attempts to convince the Prince to develop what she sees as a "proper" fashion sense, to no avail.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: She's the first lady narcissist available for the active party.
  • Flower Motifs: Specifically roses, as with most other narcissist encountered in the series.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: Her outfit and hair-style (or perhaps powdered wig) reference the opulently decadent Georgian era, including:
  • It's All About Me: Whereas her fellow narcissist Esmeralda was obsessed with her own beauty, Josephine is wrapped up in her own sense of style.
  • Leitmotif: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the Prince interacts with her.
  • Parasol of Pain: She wields a spike-tipped parasol named Melusine like a fencing foil in combat.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her whole outfit is different shades of pink.
  • Proud Beauty: Her beauty is only matched by her haughtiness.
  • Royal Brat: She is particularly caustic if the Prince attempts to recruit her without Sialeeds present, and is appalled at his apparent lack of fashion sense. She does mellow a little once recruited.
  • The Runaway: It turns out that she has run away from Armes as she felt unappreciated and in her brother Shula's shadow.
  • Shout-Out: She's possibly named after Napoleon Bonaparte's wife, the first Empress of France. She also seems to have aspects of Marie Antoinette.


An art appraiser working in Haud. He is depressed because Lord Barows is forcing him to claim the things created by the people of Haud are art.

  • The Eeyore: He's not the happiest guy around.
  • Fetch Quest: Like all other appraisers in the series, he must be brought a certain mystery item in order for him join.
    • Memento MacGuffin: The item in question is a painting by the legendary artist, Ivanov, of Suikoden 1 fame.
  • Grail in the Garbage: The painting in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
  • Hustler: He views himself as something of a conman, especially amongst the wealthy, gullible citizens of Haud, as he has no real interest in appraising. Given the quality of 'art' by the 'artists' of Haud, it's not hard to see why.
  • I Have a Family: He keeps up the facade to support his family.


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Michael Sorich (EN)

A composer who has tamed Do Re Mi elves to act as an orchestra.

  • Ambiguously Human: He bears a rather creepy resemblance to the Do Re Mi elves he covets.
  • Battle Theme Music: Having him in your party changes the battle music to a more orchestral piece.
  • Cartoon Conductor: The elves certainly qualify Cornelio.
  • Monster Roommate: He had assembled a bizarre orchestra of (normally dangerous) Do Re Mi elves in his Haud Village home, which were defeated and dispersed by the Prince when he entered his house.
  • Music And Sound Effects: His speciality - talking to him lets the player hear the various tunes used throughout the game.
    • Battle Theme Music: Having him in the active party remix's the battle music to a more classical variation.
  • Not Good with People: Type 2!
  • Summon Magic: He wields the unique Do Re Mi Rune, which allows him to summon Do Re Mi elves to attack or put enemies to sleep.
  • Sour Supporter: He has a habit of refering to nearly all other members of the Prince's army as "mediocrities". He's not a bad person, however, just really, really, really proud of his musical talent to the point of narcissism.
  • Those Two Guys: Has this dynamic with Josephine.



Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

The mayor of Lordlake. He has managed to keep the town together despite the hardships faced since the Rebellion.


Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

A farmer from Lordlake and an outspoken critic of Arshtat.

  • Big Guy: Broad shouldered, although the hat makes him look taller, too.
  • Carry a Big Stick: More like log.
  • Farm Boy: Grows a vegetable garden.
  • Fiery Redhead: Hard to make out with his hat, but he's got very dark red hair. And is quite passionate.
  • Green Thumb: His speciality. He sets up a little farm at the HQ, complete with a vegetable patch and fruit orchard.
  • Grumpy Bear: He gets a lot nicer when he finds out the royal family wasn't entirely responsible for Lordlake's plight.
  • In Harmony with Nature: Can't wait to farm once he gets to a greener pasture.
  • Nice Hat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, he mellows out and joins his cause.


Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

A child living in Lordlake who hates Arshtat.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's certainly got a lot of pluck, even venturing into the dangerous Withered Forest to find water.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To all of the Lordlake kids.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: You may get an urge to hit him when you initially meet him.
  • Mouthy Kid: Status and prestige don't intimidate him.
  • Nice Hat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: Once water is returned to Lordlake, he joins the Prince's cause.
  • Tagalong Kid: After the Prince promises to return water to Lordlake, he insists on helping out.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He aggressively voices his disgust about the treatment of Lordlake by the Queen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the game proper, he's a non-combatant. In the epilogue, he becomes a Queen's Knight.
  • Tsundere: Interestingly, he's a tsun for one part of the story, and dere for the rest, regardless of the people speaking to him.
  • Unwanted Rescue: He's thoroughly unhappy when the Prince saves him from a pack of marauding Ulse.


Voiced by: Kazuto Okada (JP); Barbara Goodson (EN)

A doctor who works in Lordlake despite a royal decree making it a crime for her to do so.



Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP);

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He supports the Prince.

  • Character Filibuster: When he first encounters the Prince, who is incognito at the time, he blurts out his identity (several times) and has to be hushed by Kyle.
  • The Good Chancellor: He's the leader of the Central islet, which traditionally supports the Royal Family.
  • Mediator: His thankless job is to mediate between the factions on Lelcar and their disagreeing leaders, Orok and Volga.
  • Nice Guy: Constantly tries to mediate.
  • Rescue Arc: He calls for the Prince's aid after Godwin, via Orok of the western islet, starts to forcibly recruit young Lelcar men to support their cause.


Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He's the most hotblooded of the three.

  • A Father to His Men: He helped raise Lelcar orphans in days gone by, including Kyle.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Tries to be subdued, and not very good at it.
  • For Great Justice: He has a genuine sense of responsibility and devotion to his morals.
  • The Good Chancellor: He's the leader of the Eastern islet, which predominantly supports either the Prince or the Barows faction. becomes Mayor of Lelcar after the game.
  • Hot-Blooded: When the eastern inlet boys are kidnapped, he's mounting a Solo Mission to find them.
  • Rescue Arc: He supports the Prince and Wasil in their attempts to halt Orok's recruitment drive, mentioned above.


Voiced by: Goblin (JP)

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He has sided with the Godwin faction.

  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Initially. He is the leader of the Western Islet, which solidly follows the Godwins.
  • Dirty Business: Does his best to minimize it, but recognizes it as necessary.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mostly because his village got torched.
  • Necessarily Evil: Tries to minimize the problems by working with the Godwin.
    • I Did What I Had to Do: He knows that his position would make him seem an enemy to the others of Lelcar, but he knows there is no other choice. If Zahhak was allowed to do things directly, things would be a lot worse. He's eventually proven right.
  • Rescue Arc: The Prince finds Orok and the conscripted boys. After the Prince defeats his hired bodyguard, Nikea, Orok relents and allows the Prince to take the boys.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears mysteriously just before the successful completion of Lelcar's rebuilding, and was not seen again.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Orok's true character is seen when the town is on fire. He's personally evacuating the injured and elderly having trouble.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: Zahak, angry at Orok's betrayal, sets fire to Lelcar despite promising to leave the town alone. Having witnessed the above, Orok performs a Heel–Face Turn and respectfully joins the Prince.


An armorer who supports the Godwin faction, at least until he realizes how ruthless they are.

  • Elemental Crafting: He's an armorer and once recruited, opens a store at castle HQ.
  • Fat Guy
  • Heel–Face Turn: He genuinely supported the Godwin ideals and not just because they spent a fortune at his store. Their monstrous actions in Lelcar soon change his mind, though you can convince him a lot sooner by spending a lot of money at his store.
  • No Hero Discount
  • Shout-Out: It could be unintentional, but he's a dead-ringer for Dr Phil.
  • We Buy Anything: That isn't a trade good.
  • We Sell Everything: He sells armor that is available from any other armor store already visited.



Voiced by: Jun Ishimaru (JP); Tony Oliver (EN)

A warrior in service to the Lord of Sable.

  • Back-to-Back Badasses: His unite attack with Belcoot.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": It was probably intentional, but Dinn isn't the best at acting.
  • Clear Their Name: He helps the Prince clear his name when Roy, who is the Prince's Criminal Doppelgänger, gives the Prince a bad name through his misdeeds in the region.
  • Devoted to You: He cares for Solis's daughter Salisha above all else, and thinks Mathias and Isato's loyalties towards Isabel and Haswar (respectively) are the same. They set him straight in an optional bath scene.
  • Hachimaki: A sword about the size of Dinn himself/
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a katana named Shamz al-Zuha, a name taken from 1001 Arabian Nights.
  • Nerves of Steel: Utterly unflappable, but he does like chasing Armes back to their hometown.
  • The Stoic: Very much so, he's consistantly stern and steely.
  • The Middle East: Sable has a definite, Moroccan/Arabian feel to it.

Solis Raulbel

The Lord of Sable and an early supporter of the Prince.


Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP); Deborah Sale Butler (EN)

A bandit with an uncanny resemblance to the Prince.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Quickly develops a crush on Lyon, while completely failing to notice that Faylen has a crush on him.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When challenging the Prince, he proclaims that he'll take his place if he wins. If he does win the duel, it leads to a Bad End where he knocked him into a coma and is forced to take his place, masquerading as the Prince until his untimely death. Even if he loses, this still becomes his job, such as in the New Queen's Campaign where he's given command of the Army.
  • Bishōnen: He DOES copy the Prince.
  • Boxed Crook: When he is brought back to Sable after he is defeated, he agrees to join the Prince and pose as a body double in exchange for his two comrades being pardoned.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a bit of a clown, but he is as skilled a warrior as he is an actor (as noted in the Prince's entry, the three-section staff is a very difficult weapon, yet Roy apparently mastered it in a matter of months in order to sell his impersonation), and when the chips are down, he is perhaps the most courageous member of the Prince's army.
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: When first encountered, he's masquerading as the Prince because Euram hired him to smear his name. He agreed to do it because he hated the Prince.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Lyon's speech about blaming others due to his hard childhood. It gets him all fired up.
  • Duel Boss: And he looks exactly like the Prince. It's weird.
  • Evil Twin: The only one who can instantly recognizes him as a fake is Lyon.
  • Eyes of Gold: He has these when you first meet him probably for the PLAYER to tell the difference between him and the Prince.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In one path (see Killed Off for Real), he knowingly walks into a rigged duel in the Prince's place, wins the duel, then gets shot full of arrows. And he still gets the last laugh, as the Dragon Cavalry arrive when he breathes his last.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Lyon, since she have eyes only for the Prince.
  • Identical Stranger: His body type and face are identical to the Prince. Add a wig to give him the right hair color and he can fool almost anyone as a decoy.
  • It Amused Me: Claims this as his motivation for impersonating the Prince. Lyon calls him on it.
  • Killed Off for Real: If you choose to defend your base rather than abandon it. You receive several warnings about taking this course of action beforehand, because Roy's death locks you out of the reward you get for recruiting all 108 stars.
  • Large Ham: Twice when acting as the prince's doppelganger after joining your army. The first is when he acts as a decoy, which Raja actually approves of since it helps him stand out and draw attention away from the real prince. The second is during a campaign battle, where he throws in some hilarious Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe into the mix. The best part? Alenia bought it hook, line, and sinker.
  • Magikarp Power: He's the only one, aside from the prince, who can equip and use the skill "Royal Paradise."
  • Peek-a-Bangs: One of his eyes is hidden by his real hair.
  • The Rival: Considers the prince this, especially about Lyon.


Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylon's sister. She has a crush on Roy.

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like anyone muscling in on Roy.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark reddish-purple hair and eyes.
  • Fastball Special: Throws a boomerang, although she doesn't have the Long Attack row like Sialeeds or Sharminsta.
  • Killed Off for Real: While the player can recruit her and Faylon at the same time as Roy, they can also be left behind and recruited later... unless you wait too long, in which case [[spoiler: they die during New Armes' assault on Sable. If this occurs, they're buried at your base's cemetery.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: She was supposed to disguise herself as Lyon for the plot, but that fell through when Roy laughed at her disguise.
  • Street Urchin: Just like Roy.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: If Roy dies, then who is the last girl he sees as he dies? Lyon.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: If she and Roy both survive.


Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylen's brother. He's the most even-tempered of the three.

    The Island Nations Federation 

Skald Egan

An admiral of the Island Nations who represents his country in negotiations with Falena.

  • Ambadassador: He is the official representative of the Island Nations, an area thoroughly realized in Suikoden 4.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Cool, likes to play tricks, and devoted to justice.
  • The Captain: He is is the Captain of the flagship of the Obel Maritime Fleet.
  • Continuity Nod: The Island Nations story arc references Suikoden 4 a good deal. His ship is the "Lino En Kuldes", named after the King of Obel appearing in that game.
  • Disappeared Dad: He is Ferid's father, but like his son, kept their familial relationship a secret so as not to arouse fears that the Island Nations Federation held an undue influence over the Falena Queendom.
  • Flaw Exploitation: He takes advantage of his daughter Bernadette's steely adherence to procedure, cajoling her into going along with his schemes by presenting a much wilder option so she will compromise and go for a subtler approach, but still go ahead with it. He wins either way.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Usually, he remains Heroic Neutral on international matters, but after the Prince helps to stop a group of pirates from burning down the Nirva Lighthouse in his territory, he joins the Prince's cause.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He is constantly bantering with his daughter Bernadette, and arguably goes a little far sometimes but he is well meaning, and his teasing is likely done as a secret test of her character.
  • Military Maverick: He is often at odds with the Obel Maritime Council, and does things without their approval, much to Bernadette's disapproval.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His son Ferid, daughter Bernadette, grand-daughter Lymsleia and he all share similar features, hair and eye colouring.
  • Those Two Guys: He and daughter Bernadette exhibit this. He's constantly bantering with her, whereas she is steely and serious.

Bernadette Egan

Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP)

Skald's daughter, who is sent to assist the Prince as an unofficial show of support.


Voiced by: Hideki Tanaka (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with his partner, Nelis.

  • Anime Hair: He sports a crown of spikes, with a shoulder-length mullet. In silver.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He loves Chisato's puppet shows.
  • Continuity Nod: His whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in Suikoden Tactics.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: He was sent on a special mission to find and gather the few remaining Rune Cannon shells for the Island Nations.
  • Destroy the Evidence: He comes to realise the danger that rune cannons present, and views them as a bad influence. He even went so far as to not report and even destroy rune cannons he finds.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields twin swords in combat.


Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with her partner, Yahr.

  • The Atoner: She joins Yahr's missions to make up for the misdeeds of her ancestor.
  • Continuity Nod: Her whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in Suikoden Tactics.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: She accompanies Yahr on his special mission, detailed in his entry above, helping him to Destroy the Evidence.
  • Famous Ancestor: She is descended from Pablo of Suikoden 4 fame, the mage responsable for aiding the creation of rune cannons over 150 years prior.
  • The Hard Hat: She wears a peculiar (and not especially flattering) bullet-shaped helmet incorporating a cape.
  • Number Two: She is Yahr's adjutant.


Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP)

A shy ventriloquist with the ability to mimic any voice.

  • Actual Pacifist: Despises violence, and even the thought chills her.
  • Continuity Nod: Her puppet shows reference the Island Nation's historical events played out in Suikoden 4, with one starring the pirate Brandeau and Princess Flare of Obel.
  • Friend to All Children: She makes puppet shows for children, but she deeply loves them too.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: In-universe example. She's normally shy and quiet, but whenever she gets "into character" (for her puppet shows or anything else), she can be quite excitable and energetic.
  • Girl Next Door: Has the vibe, except for being an unattached woman.
  • Puppet Shows: Her shtick.
    • Hand Puppet: Her speciality. She loves to entertain children.
  • Muggle Power: In a world where magic can be sold like a product, her amazing mimicry is completely mundane in origin.
  • The Red Baron: She's known as "the woman of 1000 voices", which is itself a Shout-Out to Mel Blanc, the legendary cartoon voice actor with a seemingly endless repertoire.
  • Shrinking Violet: Despite her performing talents, she's painfully shy.
  • Voice Changeling: She is integral to the Island Nation Rescue Arc, when pirates hold a child hostage in exchange for the release of their captain. Bernadette disguises her as the captain using a hood, and with her amazing talent for mimicry, she fools the pirates and the boy is rescued.

    The New Armes Kingdom 

Shula Valya

Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

An enigmatic commander in the Armes army.

  • Aloof Big Brother: Josephine is his runaway little sister.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Never stated, but he seems find of Cius.
  • Beauty Mark: Just below his left eye.
  • Bishounen: Nifsara certaily thinks so.
  • Bodyguard Babes: Sharmista and Nifsara are his personal protectors.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Especially if you're Cius, who refers to him as an "androgynous freak".
  • Enigmatic Minion: Starts off as one.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: He is extremely polite, even in his capacity as Armes Marine corp commander, and refuses to deploy his troops against the Prince.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the first thing he does is doesn't ride out to pointless wars. He's also concerned that if his soldiers buy too many gifts, it would cause inflation in Estrise, so he limits them.
  • Sim Sim Salabim: His look (and that of most Armes characters) seems to owe its origns to the Indian subcontinent. Also, his family clan is called "Madras", which is a city in the south of India.
  • Technical Pacifist: Despite his comrades from Armes joining the Godwins in the fight against the Prince, it is revealed that he actually wanted the Prince's Army to triumph in order to foster peaceful relations with Armes.


Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP)

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her sense of fashion.


Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP); Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her love of Bishounen.

  • Beauty Mark: Below her left eye.
  • Blade on a Stick: She wields a long spear.
  • Bodyguard Babe: She is Shula's other protector.
  • Femme Fatale: Her vibe.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She is well known to chase after pretty young boys, which is the reason she joined the incredibly Bishounen Shula's brigade in the first place, and is in hog heaven at the castle HQ.
  • Really Gets Around: Lelei brands her a "harlot" in minutes of meeting her.
  • Red Oni: To Sharmista's blue.
  • Sim Sim Salabim
    • Meaningful Name: In reference to the above, her weapon upgrades as: Shataghanta, Shakti, Pinaka. Each of these refers to aspects of Hindu mythology.
  • Sisterhood Of Funny Hats: Once recruited, she forms a (slightly ridiculous) secret society with Linfa called the Secret Alliance for the Protection of Pretty Hunks In Real Endangerment (SAPPHIRE) whose motto is Observe! Protect! Observe Some More!!
  • The Tease

Maha Sparna

Voiced by: Kazuko Okada (JP)

An Armes General who allies with the Godwin faction.

  • The Baroness: Has all of the criteria, although not any form of sexpot.
  • Dirty Coward: Following defeat by the Prince's army after her misjudged alliance with the Godwins, she destroyed the Sable-Armes border gate in order to ensure that she would not be pursued. Her cowardly actions trapped the Southern Mountain Corp and made their retreat impossible, leading directly to Jidan's death and her own disgrace and eventual execution back home.
  • Evil Matriarch: Of the Armes Darja Clan.
  • Evil Plan: She rides into battle when Godwin makes a deal with Armes. If Armes will help subjugate the Prince's forces, then Armes will gain all former Barows territory after the war ends. She attacks the Castle HQ, but finds the castle empty. The Prince then counter-attacks with the aid of the Dragon Cavalry and by activating the sluice gate on Ceras Lake to flood the castle. Most of the Armes troops are useless, abandoning their weapons to escape the flooding castle.
  • Humiliation Conga: Her troops lose their weapons, she's chased back to Armes, leaves her subordinate to die, and gets killed for her trouble.
  • Ice Queen: And certainly an unsympathetic one.
  • Sim Sim Salabim: Her look (and that of most Armes characters) seems to owe its origins to the Indian subcontinent.

Jidan Guisu

Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

Maha Sparna's right hand.


An Armes soldier who seeks to avenge his father, who was killed by a Nether Gate assassin.

  • Big Guy: He towers over most.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields the God Spear.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a X shaped scar on his forehead.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: There's only a relatively short time window to recruit him and his out-of-the-way placement doesn't help. You have to recruit him to properly recruit Sagiri.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He is persuaded to join the Prince as he too is out to destroy Nether Gate (see below).
  • Heroic Build: The skimpy clothes helped.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Nakula has an estranged twin brother. They had a falling out over Nakula's bloody quest for vengeance.
  • The Promise: A dark take. At the end of the game, he promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.
  • Revenge
    • You Killed My Father: After his father was murdered by Sagiri whilst she was still a child assassin of Nether Gate, he swore vengeance and vowed to bring down the entire organization.
    • Revenge Before Reason
  • Sociopathic Hero: While on the Prince's side, he's still a bloodthirsty asshole. Justified by both his backstory and the fact that its pretty clear his vengeance is all he has left.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He follows Sagiri around, and is often found waiting outside whatever room she is in. This becomes particularly poignant at moments such as before massive battles, where most of the characters are spending time with their friends and loved ones. Nakula has nothing left but his hatred, and Sagiri is a living symbol of that hate.
  • Undeathly Pallor: His skin is an odd, sickly colour, which lends him a slightly unsettling look.
  • Villainous Valour: While fighting for Armes he holds off the entire Falenan army, seemingly to buy his lord a chance to escape. Lord Solis rewards Nakula's bravery by sparing his life and having him treated for his wounds.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Of a sort. He was wounded in the initial battle with Armes, however his reason for fighting so recklessly was not out of loyalty to Jidan Guisu, but in order to become injured/captured so he'd have to stay in Falena and could therefore pursue his father's killer.

    Elves, Dwarves, Monsters and Beavers 


Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP); Eddie Frierson (EN)

Haswar's elven bodyguard.

  • Bald of Awesome: There's not a hair on his head.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After the Godwin coup, he bravely helps the Prince's party escape by bringing them through an elven path that crossed the North Lunas Woods.
  • Black Sheep: How he is viewed by fellow elf, Urda, who thinks he should return to Alseid away from the "barbarous humans".
  • The Champion: To Lady Haswar. He is incredibly protective of her wellbeing.
  • Hidden Elf Village: He hails from the secret village of Alseid, accessible only to elves.
  • Forest Ranger: When he catches Logg and Lun panning for gold in the sacred Lunas river, he advocates strict punishment to be taken against the Raftfleet father and daughter so as to set an example to others.
  • In Harmony with Nature
  • Nature Hero: He originally became a cleric in order to preserve the North Woods of Lunas from gold mining which would have had dire consequences for the ecosystem as well as the elven village of Alseid, from which he hails.
  • Number Two: He is Lady Haswar's second in command.
  • The Paladin: He is the head cleric of the Lunas enclave.
  • Pointy Ears
  • Platonic Life Partners: In a bath scene with Mathias and Dinn, he notes that his loyalty to Haswar had nothing to do with gender or romance.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lady Haswar. He will only join the Prince's cause when she does.


Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP)

An elven woman who wants Isato to return to their people.

  • Absolute Xenophobe: Her defining characteristic.
  • Bare Your Midriff: The rest of her body is clohed.
  • Fantastic Racism: Really hates humans.
    • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Oh boy, she really, really hates humans and is conspicuous amongst the Suikoden series' elf population in her absolute xenophobia. Oboro indicates during his investigation of her that he does not necessarily disagree with her assessment of humans, despite being human himself. Considering his backstory, it's not really a surprise.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's a giant bitch, but she'll always help the Prince.
  • Ice Queen: Without a hint of defrosting.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Very much her way of thinking.
  • Pointy Ears: Of course.
  • Sour Supporter: To an unbelievable degree. She only joins the Prince's Loyalist Army along with Isato and Haswar in order to ensure the former's safety amongst what she considered to be barbarians.


Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP), Kim Strauss (EN)

Logg's former partner-in-crime.


An apprentice blacksmith.


Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

A master blacksmith and the apparent leader of the Dwarf Camp.


A dwarf with a fondness for windows.


Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP)

A dwarf who is being taught magic by Levi.


A serpent living in Ceras Lake.

  • Bond Creatures: Once recruited.
  • Friendly Rivalry: Being a female creature, she considers Miroon and Flail as her rivals in love.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name translates to "white lotus" from Japanese.
  • Monster Allies
  • Sea Monster
    • Stock Ness Monster: She's a giant, white serpent and has lived in the depths of Ceras Lake for over 100 years.
  • Snakes Are Sexy
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet: She was understandably furious about her Ceras Lake home being drained, and attacks the Prince on the HQ jetty.
    • Defeat Means Friendship: Once defeated, it is revealed she does not want to leave her home and so joins the Prince's cause, if you have Genoh or Levi recruited.
      • This doesn't stop her from occasionally disrupting Subala's fishing minigame, and no, you can't catch the giant snake with your fishing rod.


Voiced by: Seizo Kato (JP)

An elderly, sentient, giant tortoise.

  • Absent-Minded Professor: His advanced age means he has trouble recalling anything in particular.
  • Bond Creatures: Once recruited.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He insists on his potential companions having respect for the elderly and this shows up in his recruitment process, where the Prince must be accompanied by an "old" character (Levi, Alhazred etc) who is leveled up to at least 95% of the Prince's current level.
  • Mistaken For A God: He is deeply respected by all beavers, who refer to him as "Boss".
  • Monster Allies: He's a giant tortoise.
  • Really 700 Years Old: As seen when he requests a decade or so in order to converse with older members of the Prince's army.
  • Shrouded in Myth: He is regarded as something of a myth, with only Fuwalafuwalu's father claiming to have met him in living memory.
  • Squashed Flat: His "Oops!" unite attack with Viki sees her teleport him (accidently) upside down a few feet above the enemy. He crashes down, crushing them shell-first.
  • Super Toughness: Has very high base HP, Def, and Mdef, and his skills enhance them.
  • Translator Buddy: He acts as this for Byakuren, impressing on her the heroic nature of the Prince's cause, which helps to convince her to join.
  • Turtle Power: He has more HP, strength, luck, and magic defense than most characters.


Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP); Michael Sorich (EN)

The leader of Beaver Lodge.


Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP); Lara Jill Miller (EN)

The leader of the five beavers who can be used in combat.


Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP)

A young and hyper beaver.


Voiced by: Akane Sakai (JP)

A beaver who likes making baths.


Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP); Lara Jill Miller (EN)

A beaver who seems to think he's a rockstar.


Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP); Barbara Goodson (EN)

A beaver who is a skilled inventor.

    Other Characters 


A conwoman who cheats the Prince out of some money.

  • Betting Mini-Game: Her speciality. The Prince can play her at the card game "Blind Man's Bluff" for potch.
  • Bi the Way: Is not above seducing women, especially to worm her way out of a debt.
  • Chinese Girl
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The player must best her at cards in order for her to join.
  • Dragon Lady: In training.
  • Femme Fatale
  • The Gambler
    • The Barnum: She tricks people into playing cards, with money often involved, and cheats, thereby getting herself some money to pay off her debt.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: She's hot and knows it, often employing her seductress skills to get out of trouble when the cards don't go her way.
  • Lovable Rogue
  • Ms. Fanservice: With her sulky smile, sultry eyes and seductive attitude, she's easily amongst the hottest characters in the game.
  • Qipao: She wears a sexy, clingy Chinese dress in purple that incorporates a dragon motif.
  • Sisterhood Of Funny Hats: Once recruited, she forms a (slightly ridiculous) secret society with Nifsara, called the Secret Alliance for the Protection of Pretty Hunks In Real Endangerment (SAPPHIRE)


A nosy reporter.


Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP)

A young woman who does a show with her best friend, Ernst.

  • Ballet: Her look, complete with a tutu-esque skirt and ballet shoes.
  • Devoted to You: She is passionate about finding a wizard to help Ernst with his curse (see below).
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Kawaiiko
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Mini Dress Of Power
  • Simple Staff: She wields the Lovely Baton in combat.
  • Street Performer: She travels with her leopard companion, Ernst, showing off how intelligent an animal he is by having him solve arithmetic problems. However, it is later revealed that she is a Hustler as Ernst is actually an intelligent lycanthrope.
  • Waif-Fu


Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP)

Norma's best friend. He has been cursed with a rune that has turned him into a leopard.


A mapmaker who was imprisoned by the Godwins early in the civil war.

  • Curious as a Monkey: He dreams of mapping Falena's entire underground water vein.
  • Fantasy World Map: His speciality. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was imprisoned at Agate by the Godwins on the grounds that maps are war secrets.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker
  • Super Senses: He has an uncanny sense of direction, even managing to negotiate hidden elf pathways through Lunas, which is supposed to be impossible for humans. He can get you into Lunas early this way, and his Escape Route ability allows you to always run away from battles.


An alcoholic who knows some disturbing secrets about Lord Barows.

  • The Alcoholic
  • Despair Event Horizon: He's a broken man, explained below.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He spends most of his time in Rainwall's tavern getting plastered.
  • Just Following Orders
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Mr. Exposition: His main purpose is to reveal the details of the Lordlake uprising. When Norden shares his entire story, it is revealed the initial reason for the mob gathering was to protest against Lord Barows. Lord Barows had a dam built, but it failed and construction was abandoned. However, the debris washed to Lordlake and damaged their water. The people were angry, and Lord Rovere was trying to calm them down. In a panic, Euram orders the Barows garrison to attack. Although Norden did not agree with this, he could not go against his commander's wishes. But the mob was too fierce, and in the end, the Barows garrison was routed. In retailiation, Lord Barows ordered that some of the garrison disguise themselves and incite the rioters to attack the East Palace. Norden did not go with those rioters, but with the Dawn Rune found in Salum's basement, it is clear what his intentions were.
  • Odd Friendship: He forms an unlikely bond with Bastan once recruited, over their shared bad experiences with the Barows.


Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

A swordswoman who has come to Falena to test her skills against Belcoot.

  • Action Girl
  • Always Someone Better: Belcoot, much to her annoyance.
  • Ice Queen: She's frosty and serious, and show's a special contempt for Nikea who she feels beneath her and Gavaya, who was so persistent in his marriage proposals that she actually drew her sword to him.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She wields a katana named Ishima.
  • The Rival
  • Samurai: Her look, albeit a female variation.
  • To Be a Master: Improving her fighting skills is her life's goal.
  • Triang Relations: Marina is highly suspicious of her seemingly professional interest in Belcoot, thinking it may well be more than that. She may well have a point.


A thief who fancies himself Oboro's archenemy.

  • Cunning Like a Fox
  • Evil Albino: He has white hair/eyebrows, and eyes of a pink-ish colour.
  • Invisibility Cloak: He is aided mostly by his Raven Rune, which makes him completely invisible in low-light conditions.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Memento MacGuffin: His signature thefts are the family trees of the Falenan nobles, including Solis Raulbel of Sable.
  • Meaningful Name: His weapons upgrade as Rook, Carrion Crow, Nevermore.
    • Shout-Out: "Nevermore" is undoubtedly a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem (Quoth the raven, "Nevermore").
  • Ninja: His look.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname
  • The Rival: As expected, Great Detective Oboro is hot on his heels, refering to him (derisively) as "Crow".
  • Villain Ball: He's is finally caught after Egbert's ancient and valuable Aethelbald family tree is used as bait and he becomes trapped in the HQ store-room.
  • Wolverine Claws: He wields a clawed glove in combat.


Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

A scholar who is trying to find the Book of Condemnation before it can create a disaster.

  • Anime Hair: He sports zig-zagging, lightning bolt shaped beard, eyebrow and head hair.
  • Encyclopedia Exposita: His speciality. He manages Suikoden 5's version of this, the Old Books volume 1-13.
  • Fetch Quest
    • Tome of Eldritch Lore: He requests the Prince's help in questing for the Book of Condemnation, an incredibly dangerous book he wants to keep secure. It even attacks him and the Prince when it is finally found.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All
    • Guide Dang It: His recruitment process is a veritable Side Quest in itself, and again, like with many other Suikoden 5 characters, it requires a great deal of foresight (and luck) to complete the long chain of triggered events without a guidebook.
  • The Illegible: His writing script is so ornate that it is impossible to decipher.
  • Shout-Out: His name (and storyline) is one big shoutout to Abdul Alhazred, a fictional character in H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. In the books, Alhazred was the author of the Necronomicon, an evil book whose possessors fell victim to an unpleasant end, including Alhazred himself.
  • Secretly Wealthy: He comes across as a book peddler, but he's actually incredibly rich.
  • Smart Guy
  • Stout Strength: He's not bad in combat, despite his rotund build.
  • Throw the Book at Them: He wields a large book in combat, again all named for Lovecraft references.


A corrupt port administrator.

  • Betting Mini-Game: His speciality. He runs a betting stall for Yoran's Dragon Horse racing game.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A former administrator at Hershville, he is known for looking the other way regarding smuggling, as long as he can take a cut.
  • TheGambler
  • The Nondescript: Arguably. In a series that (on the whole) has excellent character design, he's pretty bland and unmemorable, which actually makes sense given that he has to be as bland as possible to be able to do his smuggling business well.
  • Wild Card: He actually made several bets with other administrators, placing his money on a victory for the Prince's forces, and so joins to keep an eye on proceedings.

Leknaat the Seer

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP); Mari Devon (EN)

A seer who has great knowledge of the True Runes. She has appeared in every game in the main series.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.