Budehuc Castle and Miscellaneous Characters
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- Abusive Parents: Due to being the product of a brief fling, Thomas is hated by his nobleman father, who responds to his attempts at reconnecting with coldness and sends him off to Budehuc Castle as a means of getting rid of him.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: He is the lord of Budehuc Castle at only 15 years old.
- Action Survivor: Becomes competent by trying to keep his castle afloat.
- Adorkable: He's meek, cowardly, easily flustered, but both lovable and admirable nonetheless.
- Big Fancy House: Castle actually but same diff.
- Blue Blood: His father, Lowma, is a member of the Zexen Council.
- Combination Attack: "Best Effort", done with Cecile.
- Cowardly Lion: He hates fighting and is quite weak and timid, but he'll always help out on the front lines when he has to.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's a pretty worthless fighter, a total coward and incredibly passive and indecisive, but he also has the heart and soul of a leader and a surprising amount of potential as a warrior.
- Determinator: The world seems dead set on crushing his spirit but he refuses to let it keep him down. The fact that he manages to make a run down castle he was only given to keep him away from his father into the base of a revolutionary army is all thanks to this.
- Heroic Bastard
- I Have No Son!: His dad sent him to Budehuc so he could forget about him.
- Martial Pacifist
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The feminine boy to Cecile's masculine girls. Thomas is The Heart and a Non-Action Guy, while Cecile is an energetic Action Girl.
- Messianic Archetype
- Nice Guy: Really nice. The castle inhabitants don't like him but he just stays polite.
- They warm up to him over the span of his chapters, eventually becoming fiercely loyal to protecting Thomas.
- Non-Action Guy: He's a moderately wealthy city boy with no combat experience thrown into the middle of an all out war. He begins at level 1 wielding a rusty old sword that he flails around randomly, gets winded after jogging for a bit and gets dizzy whenever he does his Combination Attack with Cecille, during which he contributes much less than her. His true contributions to the army are his kind heart and his unwavering spirit.
- One Steve Limit: Averted, as there is a boy that shares his name and went missing. This is Lampshaded by the boy's mother, who wishes for him to be just like this Thomas.
- The Pollyanna: He has a Darkest Hour in his Gaiden but other than that he's always optimstic.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: He was given lordship over a rundown castle on a worthless plod of land as a means of getting out of his father's life.
- Something Completely Different: His characterization is a departure from the typical Tenkai Star. See Non-Action Guy and Supporting Protagonist for details. He's also the first Tenkai to not get a True Rune, and the only Tenkai to not even get a unique rune.
- Supporting Protagonist: He is the Tenkai star, but he isn't The Hero or Big Good of the game. He is however undoubtedly the Tenkai star because he still does most of the recruitment of the 108 stars.
- The Unfavorite
- Took a Level in Badass: From a cowardly boy forced into a run down castle as a way of keeping him out of his neglectful father's hair to one of the main contributors to the revolution. This is reflected in his weapon, which spends all of its first two forms as pretty much worthless before getting a huge surge in stats that continue to skyrocket in its final form.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Thomas can't climb ladders.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Thomas is naive and rather sheltered, so he's unaware of many of the world's problems. As a result, he's perfectly willing to take in anyone, regardless of their background.
- Action Girl: She inherited her position as captain of the guards at Budehuc from her father and takes it very seriously.
- A-Cup Angst: Laments her lack of development in a bath conversation with Chris because she wants to be seen as an adult already.
- Ascended Fan Girl: Able to fight alongside Chris.
- Blade on a Stick: Wields a lance in combat.
- Bodyguard Crush: To Thomas.
- Combination Attack: "Best Effort", with Thomas.
- Cute Bruiser: A young teen girl who is also a plate mail armor clad knight.
- Genki Girl
- Glacier Waif: Is a young teen and wears her father's plate mail armor.
- Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Averted, she's the only "knight" character to actually wear a helmet.
- Knight in Shining Armor: She wears heavy armor and is also very idealistic about her duties.
- Lethal Chef: She knocks Thomas out when he tastes her cooking.
- Little Miss Badass: She's a very strong, heavily armored knight.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: The masculine girl boy to Thomas feminine boy.
- Military Brat: Cecile's father was the Commander of the Guards of the castle.
- One-Man Army: Well, her combat abilities aren't that much different from the other knights. She's this because she literally is the only soldier originally in Budehuc.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Is stronger than many characters significantly older than her.
- Plucky Girl
- The Pollyanna
- Undying Loyalty: To Thomas and to the her friends from Budehuc Castle
- And Now for Someone Completely Different: Sebastian can change the party members for every protagonist during the first three chapters; Anne replaces him from Chapter 4 onward.
- The Eeyore: Can be very pessimistic.
- Eyes Always Shut: Seen in his face portrait.
- Fat Bastard: Subverted. Sebastian is pessimistic and complains a lot, but isn't a bad person.
- Gag Nose: Has a reddish nose.
- The Jeeves: He is the butler of Budehuc Castle.
- Trauma Inn: Sebastian is responsible for the castle's inn.
- Bare-Fisted Monk
- Berserk Button: Wake him up. Just wake him up.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's your castle's skills mentor.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer
- Good Old Fisticuffs
- Heavy Sleeper: His defining character trait. He also comes with an Walking Rune attached.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He says some things in Thomas' story that can come off as really cruel, or at the very least, insensitive, but in the end he's a nice guy.
- Lethal Joke Character: Juan may act like a Jerkass and be a Lazy Bum but he is pretty much the strongest physical attacker in the game, dealing 8+ hits each turn. That's not counting the Waking rune.
- Oral Fixation: Always has a leaf into his mouth.
- Spear Counterpart: To Emily.
- Ship Tease: Implied with Emily.
- Badass Beard
- Cool Old Guy
- Dishing Out Dirt: He is best compatible with the Earth Rune.
- Fortune Teller: Piccolo's job in Budehuc Castle.
- Magic Staff: Wields the "Nova Wand", which evolves to "Super Nova" and "Hyper Nova".
- Miniature Senior Citizens
- Noble Womans Laugh: "O-ho-ho-ho-ho!!"
- Purple Is Powerful: Wears purple pants and shoes. He also carries a long purple scepter and comes equipped with the Lightning Rune of the same color.
- Shock and Awe: Has a Lightning Rune.
- Squishy Wizard: Piccolo is a powerful wizard but is poor at direct combat.
- Temporary Bulk Change: Thanks to his Mallet Rune, Piccolo can turn into a giant and step on his enemies.
- Betting Mini-Game: Martha sells lottery tickets near the entrance of Budehuc Castle. She has owned the shop for ages and is very knowledgeable in the trade.
- Hustler: She seems to even have some sort of deal going with Piccolo to get more customers to participate in her lottery and lose.
- Kansas City Shuffle: She's the linchpin of a glorious one of these: she has the bulk of the Budehuc Castle dwellers fight off the Zexen military (with a bit of help from Geddoe and Hugo's groups, respectively). The Council absolutely has the strength to overpower Thomas's ragtag forces, but they're oblivious to the actual plan: while they stall, she travels to her home of Karaya and sells the land to Lucia, who in turn leases it to Thomas for a single potch a year, for 99 years. This is all completely legal in terms of Budehuc's contract with Vinay del Zexay. Additionally, and although Martha (probably) had no knowledge of this, the corrupt Councilman who's spent the better part of the chapter treating Thomas like shit and trying to evict him is not only is utterly defeated, but is also dragged back to Zexen by Percival and Leo to face the crimes that Salome indicted him in.
- 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.
- The Ditz: Not the brighest person in Budehuc castle.
- Funny Animal
- Heroic Dog
- Our Monsters Are Different: He's a Kobold, but Suikoden Kobolds are more like cute dogs than the more usual lizardine versions.
- Petting Zoo People: He is a kobold.
- Child Hater: Downplayed. He find kids to be too noisy, and prefers quiet places to read.
- Encyclopedia Exposita: He manages Suikoden 3's version of this — The Old Books volume 1-12.
- Forehead of Doom: Has a big forehead.
- Kubrick Stare
- No Brows: Seen in his character art.
- Scary Librarian
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never explained how did Eike managed to enter the underground basement, since the elevator was broken. This is Lampshaded by Sebastian.
Mamie is from the Black Dragon Island.
- Ascended Extra: Her name comes up during the cooking mini-game in Suikoden II as the ill daughter of one of Hai Yo's opponents. She apparently got better.
- Fetch Quest: Mamie asks for a Crab Rice Bowl, dropped by crab enemies. Hallec just happens to have one equipped.
- Team Chef: Becomes the castle's chef after being recruited.
Alma Kinan Village
- Aloof Big Sister: To her disciple, Rody.
- Bad Liar: Her defining personality trait.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Her training of Rody.
- Make-Up Is Evil: Averted. Estella is not evil, just a big liar.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: The mistress (or mentor) to her "disciple" Rody.
- Ms. Fanservice: Due to her choice of clothes.
- Playing with Fire: Has a permanently attached Rage Rune.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: Averted. Her clothes are all red and black, but she isn't evil.
- Squishy Wizard
- Stellar Name: Her name means "star".
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink.
- Zettai Ryouiki
- The Chew Toy
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite his gullible personality, he is one of the best mages in the game.
- Improbable Weapon User: Fights with his broomstick.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He is a Bishounen with long black hair.
- Mistress and Servant Boy: The "disciple" of Estella.
- Nice Guy
- Squishy Wizard: Is very good at magic, but lacks strength and physical endurance. ironically, he joins with insuitable runes: Wall Rune and Firefly Rune, to further establish him as a Butt-Monkey.
- Stone Wall: Rody joins with a Wall Rune note attached. He also comes with a Firefly Rune, which draws enemy attacks toward him. Since he is a Squishy Wizard, this is probably one of his mentor pranks.
- Stupid Good: He belives in anything his mentors says and always does what she orderes him to.
- Too Dumb to Live: See Training from Hell.
- Training from Hell: Estella forced him to bury himself up to his neck in the ground to increase his affinity for earth magic, run around a field with his belly button out to increase his lightning magic, blow on a bowl of soup until it got cold to increase his wind magic and dog-paddle 30 laps in the Budehuc Castle baths to increase his water magic.
- Yes-Man: To Estella
- Movie-Theater Episode: Nadir opens a theater in the castle, where the recruited characters can take up roles.
For the Star dragon Sword, see Suikoden Recurring Characters.
- Blood Knight
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defeat Means Friendship: Joins the group after being defeated in a duel.
- Empathic Weapon: Keeps the Star Dragon Sword for Viktor.
- Magic Knight: He has roughly the same stats Flik had in the previous games, which is pretty much the reason why he can wield the Star Dragon Sword even better than Viktor.
- The Quiet One
- Bad Liar
- Big Eater: You have to pay 3.000 potch for his food to recruit him.
- The Big Guy
- Expy: Of Rikimaru from Suikoden II. Both character are on a journey of revenge against a murderer who killed someone dear to them. They are Big Eaters found lying on the floor and you have to pay for their food to recruit them.
- Number of the Beast: His weapon's second form is named "Descent 666 Cane".
- Simple Staff: His weapon.
- Tattooed Crook: Has a phoenix tattoo in his back.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He don't like shirts.
The Flame Champion (The Fire Hero)
- Big Good: Leader of the Fire Bringer who drove Harmonia out of the Grasslands.
- The Chosen One: By the True Fire Rune.
- Composite Character: His overall design is a mixture of both Tir McDohl and Riou.
- Decoy Protagonist: Not actually a playable character. Instead, one of the three protagonists inherits his True Rune.
- Expy: Somewhat resembles Son Goku. His look also evokes, probably by design, that of the previous two games' protagonists, which makes the change here more pronounced as each of his three possible successors has a distinct cultural or demographic difference from that archetype.note
- Folk Hero: To Grassland tribes. Have fun by naming him classical names like 'Hercules' or 'Robin Hood'.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: You can call the hero any name you wish.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Red fire powers and a red/white outfit for the legendary leader and warrior.
- The Leader: Of the original Fire Bringers who drove Harmonian army out of the Grasslands
- Legacy Character: Anyone who wields the True Fire Rune after him inherits the Flame Champion title, and if you choose, his name.
- Magnetic Hero: Implied as he united all the grassland tribes together.
- MayflyDecember Romance: Deconstructed. He is much older than Sana because his True Rune prevents him from aging. He uses a Sindar method to remove it and be able to age alongside her.
- No Name Given: He doesn't have a cannon name.
- Playing with Fire: As the wearer of the True Fire Rune.
- Posthumous Character: Unknown to many, he gave up his True Rune and died before the events of the game.
- Simple Staff: His weapon of choice.
- Take Up My Sword: He is dead, but one of the three protagonists can inherit his True Rune and become the new Flame Champion.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: He didn't. Gave up his True Rune and immortality so he could live the rest of his life with the woman he loved. Unfortunately, the rest of his life turned out to be much shorter than expected.
The Five Dogs
Koroku, Connie, Koichi, Kogoro and Kosanji
Five dogs of the Shiba Inu breed that can be recruited during the game. Only Koroku count as a Star of Destiny, being the Chima Star, also known as the Devil Star.
- Canine Companion
- A Day in the Limelight: Koroku gets his own chapter, where he can interact with the other recruited characters in Budehuc Castle.
- Badass Adorable: Are cute and can fight in battles. They also have an Combination Attack.
- Combination Attack: They can perform the "Bow-Wow attack".
- Expy: Of Suikoden II recruitable squirrels.
- Heroic Dog
- The Leader: Koroku is the leader of the other dogs.
- Leitmotif: Koroku has his own theme song, "Koroku's Theme", which plays whenever the player takes control of him.
- Intellectual Animal: When playing as Koroku, it's possible to interact with the other dogs, and they bewave just like any other human recruit.
- Playing with Fire: Fire is Koroku's most compatible element.
- Scarf Of Ass Kicking: Each dog wears a scarf of different color.
- The Smurfette Principle: Connie is the only female dog.
- Team Pet
- Desert Bandits: Design-wise, his Mooks resemble desert bandits.
- Hate Sink: Guillaume is a overweighted French Jerk. He is know for being a cheating, dog-kicking liar and implied pedophile. The player gets to enjoy whupping his portly posterior several times.
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The first duel against him, playing as Melville, is impossible to win.
- Pig In A Poke: Guillaume steals some of the objects his clients asks him to appraise, and switches them with fakes ones.
- Prongs of Poseidon: Wields a trident for duels.
- Recurring Boss: As a Duel Boss, he is (optionally) fought three times (the first one is unwinnable). After his third defeat, he can be recruited.
- Token Evil Teammate: When recruited.
- Unknown Item Identification: Guillaume is a appraiser and will open a shop in Budehuc Castle after recruited. He also has a "Rank A" Appraisal Ability, which can identify "? items" for free.
- Would Hurt a Child: He beats up Melville and nearly kills him (Alanis and Elliot opened the gate for Hugo and co., forcing Guillaume to run away). Guillaume also try to kidnap (and possible rape) Shabon.
Hallec is from the Nameless Lands
- Bait-and-Switch Credits: The anime opening shows him and Hugo dueling during the invasion of Chisha village, implying that he was supposed to be an antagonist. In the game, Hugo meets him and Mua at the Brass Castle and they join forces to save the Chisha inhabitants from Harmonia.
- Barbarian Hero: His design.
- Dual Wielding: Wield a pair of axes.
- The Big Guy
- Facial Markings
- Hulk Speak
- Large Ham
- Mighty Glacier
- Performance Anxiety: Hallec has MONSTROUS stage fright, and any role he's given he will simply start screaming onstage, with only a scant few words thrown in.
- Scary Black Man: Hallec is a very imposing individual and screams a lot.
- Screaming Warrior
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- No Sense of Direction: Exaggerated. His sense of direction is far worse than that of Raura and you have to lie about the location of Budehuc Castle to recruit him.
- Overly Long Name: His full name is Nefentitiri Radames Amenhetep Iruiktonas Antikoseus Puto Remaios Kureakios Dimetirios Farosmuseion Ishak Saraj Amenenuhet Totomes Hatshepsut Toto Ank Amen Hortez VI's son, Hortez VII. You need to have Kidd investigate him four times to get the whole thing.
- Spear Counterpart: To Raura from Suikoden II. Both are Egyptian-themed Scroll Makers with terrible sense of direction.
Mua is from Camaro.
A younger version of Viki, being more intelligent and mature than her older version. She is the Chisoku Star of the 108 Stars of Destiny.See Suikoden Recurring Characters.