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The Zexen Knights

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    In General 
  • Combination Attack: They have two Knight attacks:
    • "Knight A" is performed by Borus and Percival;
    • "Knight B" is performed by Chris and more two knights mounted on horses.
  • Gratuitous German: Chris, Borus, Percival and Leo's weapons have German names.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: How they are seen in Zexen. Chris isn't as optimistic as most but she tries.
  • Power-Up Mount: They mount horses during certain events. Gameplay-wise it don't affect the battles but it allows Chris to cross plains and forests faster.
    • Downplayed with Salome, who mount a horse during cut-scenes but is always on foot during battles.

    Chris Lightfellow 
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Tenbi Star

  • Battle Ballgown: Her suit of armor.
  • Big Fancy House: Lightfellow is a well to do family after all.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Sarah, disguised as Yumi, uses a Wounded Gazelle Gambit to lure her away from Brass Castle and steal her True Rune. Chris recovers it in the final dungeon.
  • The Captain: Of the Zexen Knights, with the power and respect to back it up.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Staring off she's as rigid and cold as her armor, but mellows a bit by the end game.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Cecile, Ayame and Yun are all quite fond of her.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Chris is one of the three protagonists and wields a sword.
  • Iron Lady: When in command of the Zexen Knights she is confident and assertive, and her all male unit are quick to fall in line and follow orders. Before the Zexen Council however, she is more Silk Hiding Steel in that she has to bow and obey and subvert them subtly, like pretending not to notice Budehuc Castle going into bussiness for itself.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: Chris inherits her position from her dead superior and feels uncomfortable in it but carries it out for the good of Zexen's people.
  • Lady of War: Watch how easily she handles Hugo in chapter 1 and say she isn't.
  • The Leader: Leads the Zexen Knights.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: The tail end of Chapter 2 through the beginning of Chapter 4, only, sadly.
  • Legacy Character: Canonically, she will inherit the True Water Rune from her father Jimba. But if the player makes her the True Fire Rune successor, Hugo will inherit the TWR. But Chris can never inherit the True Lightning Rune.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Subverted. Chris is strong and has great offensive skills, like "Accuracy", "Damage", "Heavy Damage" and "Parry" (the latter two can be upgraded to Rank A), and she is very durable and can equip heavy armor and learn "Repel" and "Armor Protect", but her speed is average.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: No siblings and no friends, only co-workers.
  • Magic Knight: Of The Paladin variety if she inherits the True Water Rune. She's a bad mage otherwise. Unless you grind, there's a good chance she'll never even get a 4th-level spell slot.
  • Military Brat: Her dad was a knight before her.
  • Murder by Mistake: Chris' killing of Lulu was for the most part, purely by reflex in response to a threat.
  • The Ojou: Lightfellow is a high up family, but her unit treats her like royalty.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her dad disappeared and her mom isn't around (implied to have died early in Chris's childhood). By the end of the game, she finds her father only to lose him again shortly thereafter.)
  • Purple Eyes: Her eyes are purple.
  • Red Baron: The Silver Maiden, The White Hero of Zexen.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the Zexen knights there are no females but her.
  • Statuesque Stunner; Chris is 172cm tall.
  • Super Gullible: Sometimes, she took things so seriously she didn't realize she was being played like a fool, like believing Estella's bizarre tales (when young Viki can read in instant what a sham it is in the first glance).
    Chris: I'm such an idiot...
  • White Stallion: She is the leader of the Zexen Knights and the only one who rides a white horse.
  • Tomboyish Name: "Chris" is more commonly (though not exclusively) a boy's name.
  • You Are in Command Now: Happens to her very early in the game as two knights above her in the chain of command are Killed Offscreen, leaving her as the leader of the Knights of Zeken.

    Borus Redrum 
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Chimou Star

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During the Karayan village assault, as Luc epilogue reveals.
  • Foil: To Percival. Borus is always serious, Hot-Blooded and duty-driven, while Percival is more friendly, laid back and a womanizer. They are also associated with opposing elements: Borus has a fire-based Sword of Rage Rune, and Percival a Water Rune.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold

    Percival Fraulein 
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Chiki Star

    Salome Harras 
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Tenki Star

  • Badass Bookworm
  • Guile Hero: Just look at how he takes down the entire Zexen Council in the manga. With little more than some rumors and some falsified evidence that's good enough to get the traitorous members to accidentally incriminate themselves...and does so in a way that he can truthfully claim to have been following the Council's own orders to the letter.
  • Magic Knight: Is a knight and a specialist in spells.
  • Magic Staff: Wields the Holy Mace.
  • Making a Splash: Salome comes with a Water Rune attached.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His blazer.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking
  • The Smart Guy: Salome is The Strategist of the team and command the knights. He is also one of the first to discover the conspiracy behind the war and of Harmonia plans of invasion.
  • Supporting Leader: Commands the Zexen Knights.
  • Team Dad

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    Roland Lesaurus 
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Chiin Star

    Leo Galan 
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Chisyu Star

    Louis Keeferson 
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Chisyu Star

    Wyatt Lightfellow 

    Other knights 

Galahad, Pelize, Lanchet and Myriam

  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed with Galahad. He was never seen during the game, being only mentioned during Chris Prologue, but the manga gives him a few scenes during Chris flashbacks.
  • The Captain: Galahad was the former captain of the Zexen Knights, being succeeded by Chris after his death.
  • Number Two: Vice-Captain Pelize, to Galahad.
  • Parental Substitute: In the manga, Galahad acts as a father-like figure to Chris.
  • Posthumous Character:
    • Captain Galahad and Vice-Captain Pelize were killed by the Grassland clans sometime before the events of the game.
    • Lanchet and Myriam died when the Lizard Clan broke the peace treaty, thinking that their leader had been assassinated by the knights, and ambushed them.
  • The Unseen: They are never seen during the game, being only mentioned by other characters. Galahad subverts this in the manga, as he appears during flashbacks.
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Zexen citizens

For Augustine and Mio see Suikoden III Foreigners.

Brass Castle

    Belle and Gadget Z 

    Scott 

    Arthur 

    Ernie 

Iksay Village

    Mel 

    Gordon 
  • Identical Stranger: He isn't Suikoden II's Gordon, despite being very alike and having the a similar job.

    Watari 

    Barts 

Vinay del Zexay

Saint Loa Knights

    Melville 

    Alanis 

    Elliot 

Travelling Musicians

    Nei 

    Toppo 

    Shabon 

Other residents

    Dominic 
  • No Hero Discount: He opens a armor shop in your castle and offers the same price as other shops do.

    Billy 

Yaza Plain

    Kenji 

Zexen Forest

    Goro 
  • Furo Scene: Once recruited, he builds a bath in the ship at Budehuc Castle.

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