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The Six Clans of the Grasslands

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Karaya Clan

For Lucia see Suikoden Recurring Characters, and for Martha, Suikoden III Miscellaneous.

    In General 
  • Cool Sword: Their prefered weapon. However Chief Lucia prefers a whip and Hugo uses a knife.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Most of the tribe has dark skin and blonde hair. From the known tribe members, only Aila, Luce and Lulu have brown hair.
    • Presumably Jimba gotten a suntan during his years living on the Karayan plains, because while as Wyatt his skin wasn't nearly as dark. Though still noticeably darker than normal for a Zexen.
  • Doomed Hometown: Karaya Village is burned down by the Zexen Knights during their escape from the Lizard Clan in the first Chapter.
  • Glass Cannon: In Suikoden II, a generic Karaya Unit has 10 ATK but only 3 DEF.
  • Magical Native American: The Karaya Tribe is said to have the ability to speak with spirits.
  • Sour Supporter: To Chris, if she is chosen as the new Flame Champion. They agree to cooperate but still hold a grudge against her for Lulu's death and the destruction of their village.

Tensyo Star

  • Brought Down to Normal: Hugo is the last character to have his True Rune stolen by Luc. He loses it during the invasion of Brass Castle, but recovers it in the final dungeon.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Of the three, he's the one with classic old fashioned heroism. He's gotta help someone in trouble.
  • Elemental Powers: Canonically, he will inherit the True Fire Rune. But depending on who you choose as the TFR successor, he'll either have the True Lightning Rune (If the player chose Geddoe) or the the True Water Rune (If the player chose Chris). He is also the only one of the three main characters who has access to inheriting all three Runes.
  • Determinator
  • Heroic Bastard: It's implied by the timeline (and the fact that no one seems to know Hugo's father's identity) that he was conceived while Lucia was aiding Highland in the war against Jowston during Suikoden II.
  • Kid Hero/A Child Shall Lead Them: He's 14 during the events of Suikoden III and is the canonical successor to the title of Flame Champion and the new leader of the Fire Bringer.
  • Knife Nut: His weapon.
  • The Leader: As the canon inheritor of the True Fire Rune and successor of the original Flame Champion, Hugo leads the allies Grasslands during the Second Fire Bringer War.
  • Legacy Character: He is the one who canonically wears the True Fire Rune and becames the sucessor of the Flame Champion.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's fast, he's powerful, and he has a griffin.
  • Multicolored Hair: The ends of his hair taper to black - a trait presumably from his unnamed father.
  • Oblivious to Love: Hugo isn't aware that Belle has a crush for him.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Being the son of Chief Lucia, Hugo is be something of a prince (Melville calls him a "Duke" during his sidequest) and still take orders and fight in the frontlines. Justified as, according to Aila, for the Karaya Tribe members only the Chief is above them; everyone else is equal.
  • Warrior Prince: Is son of the Karayan chief, Lucia.

    Fubar (Hoover)
Tenku Star

  • Big Damn Heroes: Provides one at the end of Hugo's diplomatic mission to Vinay del Zexay.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: His Japanese name ( フーバー - hoover) was translated as "Fubar".
  • Blow You Away: Can creates hurricares with his Shining Wind Rune.
  • Combination Attack: Fubar can perform the "Wild Roar" unite attack with Hallec.
  • Expy: Of Feather, Ayda's heroic griffon from Suikoden II.
  • Intellectual Animal: Fubar clearly understands things said to him but can only respond with bird cries.


  • Ambiguous Situation: In Luc's chapter, it is revealed that Sarah cast a "force field of anger", which reacts to human emotion, during the massacre on village. This is used to justify Borus rampage, but since Hugo, Lulu and Chris were at the village at the same time as him, Sarah's spell could (or not) have influenced their actions too.
  • Blow You Away: Has a Sword of Cyclone Rune attached.
  • Dead Sidekick: To Hugo. Chris killed him during the raid on Karaya Village. Hugo spends a good portion of his chapters wanting revenge.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In his artwork.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He is only playable in Hugo's first chapter, for obvious reasons.
  • Knife Nut: His weapon, like most of his tribe.
  • Multicolored Hair: His bangs are much lighter than the rest of his hair.
  • Not a Morning Person: He is a heavy sleeper, as seen during Melville side quest.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Lulu is Hugo's best friend, a playable character and was given about the same amount of screen time as him and Sgt. Joe before being killed by Chris in the end Chapter 1. His death deeply affect his mother and triggers Hugo's desire for kill Chris and avenge him.

Teni Star


Jimba / Wyatt Lightfellow
Tenfu Star

Chiziku Star

  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. Beecham has one speaking line during a war battle in Suikoden II, but no portrait, sprite, or any real importance to the story other than to give Lucia someone to talk to at one point. He was promoted to a full-fledged Star of Destiny in this game, but is a minor character who is Out of Focus during the whole game.
  • Badass Beard
  • Bling of War: His Cool Sword is gold.
  • Cool Old Guy: A war veteran and Lucia's most trusted soldier.
  • Cool Sword: Wields the Khlon Sulagan.
  • Every Scar Has a Story: According to Kidd, Beecham got the scar on his face when he saved Lucia. Karayans consider it a mark of honor.
  • Older Sidekick: To Lucia, and later, Hugo.
  • Old Soldier: Beecham is a war veteran and was present during the Dunan Unification War, which happened 15 years before the events of this game.
  • One-Hit KO: Beecham has a Viper Rune attached. It has a 1/3 chance for causing instant death.
  • Satellite Character: Beecham is defined by his relationship with his boss, Lucia. All we learn about him is that he is a Master Swordsman and his hobby is bonsai.
  • The Stoic: Very serious.

Chiin Star

  • Big Fun: A friendly fat woman. Downplayed after Lulu's death, when she becomes a Broken Bird, but still a nice person.
  • Deadly Hug: Played for laughs. She gives Lulu a tight hug before he goes with Hugo to Zexen, causing him to beg for the spirits to save him.
  • Discount Card: Her "Discount" supporting ability lowers the price of various items.
  • Healing Hands: Luce has the "Healing" supporting ability, which restores a little of your parties HP after battle.
  • Like a Son to Me: Given that her son is and was Hugo's best friend, she treats Hugo like one of her own. Hugo, for his part, cares deeply for Luce as well as a second mother.
  • Parental Substitute: She adopts Jimba as her son. (Ironically, Jimba is actually older than she is. Much older.) She also extends this to Hugo while Lucia is away.
  • The Unseen: Not her, but according to Kidd Investigation, Luce has a unnamed husband who is travelling south and a third son who never appears.

Chisou Star

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Anne can change the party members during Hugo chapters. After the successor of the Flame Champion moves to Budehuc Castle, she becomes responsible for switching party members.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Has a "Cook" supporting ability, which allows her to turn enemies into food items.
  • Healing Hands: Anne has the "Healing" supporting ability, which restores the party HP after battle.
  • Lady Drunk: Anne is popular among drinkers and even defeated Joker, Leo and Waif Fu at a drinking game.

Duck Clan

    In General 

    Sergeant Jordi / Sgt. Joe
Tenko Star

  • The Ace
  • Amicably Divorced
  • Badass Adorable: He may be a cute anthropomorphic duck, but there's a reason he has the same star as Viktor from the first two games. This duck is a career soldier, and it shows.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Hugo and Lulu.
  • Cigar Chomper: The manga portrays him as a chain-smoker duck.
  • Combination Attack: He can participate in both the "Mounted Attack" (with Shabon) and "Adonis Attack" (with Bazba and Ruby).
  • Dummied Out: Joe can learn the skill "Chanting Volume", but he cannot equip the Jongleur Rune that is needed to make use of it.
  • Making a Splash: Has a Water Rune attached.
  • Mr. Exposition: In Hugo chapters, Joe explains the situation between the clans and Zexen, and some details of the story of the Flame Champion.
  • My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for the death of Lulu. When Lucia begins to ask him to protect Hugo, the Sergeant stops her with a simple, "I don't intend on making the same mistake twice."
  • Nerds Are Sexy
  • Papa Wolf: He is deeply protective of Hugo and Lulu. When the latter dies, he blames himself.
  • Cool Helmet

Chikaku Star

Chitan Star

    Duck Village Chief 
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Despite being Da Chief, his name is never revealed.
  • Fetch Quest: A short one, but Chris and Nash have to find him amongst the other ducks, so he can allows Rhett and Wilder to escort them to Chisa Village.
  • Satellite Character: Exaggerated. All you learn about him is that, according to Rheet and Wilder, he has the finest feathers. In-game graphics, he is a generic duck NPC without a face portrait.

Lizard Clan

    In General 

Tenyu Star

Tenritsu Star

  • Blow You Away: Bazba has a permanently attached Cyclone Rune.
  • Chick Magnet: Bazba is said to be of the most handsome warriors in his clan and even has his own fan club.
  • Combination Attack: Bazba can perform the "Triangle Strike" (with Dupa and Shiba) and the "Adonis Attack" attack (with Sgt. Joe and Ruby).
  • Cool Helmet: Wears a pointy helmet.
  • Magic Knight: Bazba is unique among the Lizard Clan warriors, as he is the only one who has a magic rune, in addition to being a powerful physical fighter. However this is Downplayed, as Bazba is much better in melee combat that in casting magic.

Tenmou Star

Chiko Star

  • The Blacksmith: His job. Peggi becomes Budehuc Castle blacksmith after being recruited.
  • Fetch Quest: To recruit him, you need to give him a new hammer.
  • Savage Piercings: Downplayed. He is the only lizard man with one.


Alma Kinan Clan

    In General 

Tenei Star

Tenyu Star

Tenyo Star

Chisha Clan


Safir Clan

    In General 
  • Hufflepuff House: Despite being one of the Six Clans, not a single member of the Safir appears, not even as NPCs or during the Flame Champion flashbacks, and they role in the story is being killed-off to demonstrate the mighty of the Holy Harmonia army.
  • Killed Offscreen: The clan was destroyed by the Harmonian forces, with the help of the Le Buque mantors.
  • Worf Effect: Said to be one of the strongest clans, yet they were easily defeated by the Harmonian Army.


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