YMMV / Suikoden I

  • Complete Monster: Neclord the vampire. There once existed a place called Blue Moon Village, which was inhabited by peaceful vampires whose thirst for blood was satiated by the presence of the Blue Moon Rune. Neclord, in his lust for power, allowed himself to be turned into a vampire, ingratiated himself into the village, then stole the rune from the villageís altar. This resulted in the vampires of the town being forced to choose between killing people to extend their lives, or perish themselves. Desiring more power still, Neclord joined forces with Windy and decimated places like the Village of the Hidden Rune to obtain more True Runes. He also, on a whim, attacked the village of North Window, killing and zombifying all its inhabitants to use as his undead army. He later did the same thing to the soldiers of Lorimar Fortress after Windy made him Lorimarís governor. As governor, Neclord demanded that his people sacrifice him one young girl a year to be his bride. Their screams from his castle could be heard by the villagers. After his defeat, Neclord returned to North Window
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Clive was so popular for a late-game guy with no plot relevance that the sequel gave him a vast optional (and easily missed) sub-plot to himself.
    • For someone who was offed very early in the game, Odessa Silverberg actually has a substantial amount of fanbase. There were some extra materials to show her exploits before she bit the dust as a result.
  • Game-Breaker: Has its own page.
  • Narm: Viktor says Pink Balloon during an otherwise serious scene.
  • Narm Charm: The dragons look like dragons, act like dragons, and fly like dragons. What do they sound like when they roar? Elephants.
  • Player Punch: Quite a few, but one in particular established the Player Punch trend for future Suikodens: Gremio's Heroic Sacrifice in one of the most surreal Death Traps ever conceived.
  • Tear Jerker: Gremio's death.