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    Jeane 
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Chiketsu Star
An enigmatic rune mistress with a particular affinity to the Thunder family of runes. She has appeared throughout history and across the world, aiding various rebellions with her rune skills and occasionally taking to the battlefield alongside them. Jeane is the Chiketsu Star, also known as the Star of Noble Wisdom, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Absolute Cleavage: As seen to the right, most of her outfits either part down the middle, or leave her chest and midriff open for display.
  • Ancient Greece: Her look in Suikoden II. She wears a flimsy, Greek Goddess style toga.
  • Ascended Extra: She's usually a bit character, who serves as the shopkeeper for your base's rune shop. Suikoden V is the first game where she's ever had direct involvement in the plot, albeit, in a minor capacity. It's also revealed that she's acquainted with both Zerase and Eresh, and it's loosely implied that she may have some connection with the lost Sindar civilization.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: An in-universe example. Despite her talents as a rune mistress, she's more widely known for her "talents" and what little she usually wears. In part V, she became the talk of Sol Falena when she briefly opened a shop at the capital. According to Kyle, there were lines forming outside the shop just for the chance to look at her.
  • Combination Attack:
    • In Suikoden IV, Jeane can perform the "Allure Attack" (with Kika and Gretchen) and the "Beauty Attack" (with Ameria and Kika).
    • In Suikoden Tactics, she can participate in the "Allure Attack" (with Kika and Ornela), the "Flame Array Attack" (with Katarina), and the "Sorcerer Attack" (with Maxine, Roget and Simeon).
    • In Suikoden V, she is part of the "Kiss Goodbye" (with Sialeeds and Nelis) and "Kiss Goodnight" (with Nelis and Sharmista) combos.
  • Crystal Ball: She's always seen with one, but she never actually uses it.
  • Elemental Powers: In Suikoden IV Naval Battles, Jeane can use powerful Rune Cannons of every element.
  • Girly Run: How she walks in Suikoden IV; the New Game+ allows the player to change the lead character.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Suikoden V, she works with the Godwins at the beginning of the game, but quickly gets fed up with their tactics and agenda and quits. The Prince can hire her afterwords.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Noted in the Best Known for the Fanservice entry.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Turns up in every single Suikoden title, regardless of space or time differences. Unlike with Viki and Leknaat, who are explicitly an accidental time traveler and immortal, respectively, there's not the slightest hint how Jeane does it.
    • It's been jokingly suggested by the creators that she's an extreme case of Generation Xerox in that her whole family looks alike, but they have not confirmed anything.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: She's not at all preturbed by her outfit, and even enjoys Lym's ranting.
  • Lady of Black Magic: Implied more by her appearance, than her actual rune mastery.
  • Magic Staff: Jeane wields the Crystal Rod.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Beginning in parts IV and V, due to her redesigns for those particular games, where she's noticeably bustier and wears far more revealing attire. Princess Lymsleia was flabbergasted by Jeane's appearance (part V) and ranted that she was practically naked; even calling her "a hussy".
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows where or when she came from. It's implied that she has some connection to the equally mysterious Sindar race, but whether that means she's one of them or just that she had contact with them before their civilization collapsed is yet another mystery.
  • Nice Girl: Her enigmatic nature aside, Jeane is definitely a kind woman who happily works to help whichever army she's with to overthrow tyranny.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: In I and II, her hair falls sexily over one eye.
  • Promoted to Playable: In IV, Tactics, and V. She functions as both your in-house runemistress and an extremely capable black mage.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Speculated, debated, never confirmed. See Inexplicably Identical Individuals above.
  • Red Mage: Although her speciality is is in the Lightning family of runes, she's a great healer and a competent (but not outstanding) physical attacker as well.
  • Secret Identity: Apparently, she has a 'true form' which is not visible to humans, and she wishes to keep it that way. Or so she says.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: With exception of the incident with Lym, Jeane is generally nonplused by the stares she gets. Her reaction varies between mild amusement, or indifference.
  • Shock and Awe: Whether or not she's playable in a respective game, she always will have some association with lightning magic — if she's not playable in your party, she'll at least cast said spells as a supporting general in war battles.
  • Squishy Wizard: A combination of high magic stats and great affinity with every element makes Jeane is one of the best mages in whatever game she is playable, however her physical strength and endurance are very low.
  • Something Completely Different: Her redesign for part III is a huge departure from her usual attire. She wears a full black evening gown instead; making it the only time she's ever been fully clothed.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Jeane is one of the tallest characters in the series, often towering over even some of the male characters.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfits have become more and more outrageously flimsy and 5's is perhaps the skimpiest yet, consisting of a few well-placed strips of gold cloth and nothing else. According to the art book, only 6% of her body is covered.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In Suikoden V, instead of being a white-haired girl like her counterparts in the other games, she has pink hair. Word of God is that this is to distinguish her from the Falenan royal family.

    Leknaat the Seer 
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Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, Suikoden IV, and Suikoden V JP); Mari Devon (Suikoden V, EN)
A powerful Seer, the mentor of Luc, and the holder of the Gate Rune, one of the 27 True Runes. She consistently aids chosen rebels throughout history in their fights using her powerful magic and Divining prowess.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: She is the keeper of the Gate Rune, a True Rune that has the power to open portals to other worlds and dimensions. It was split in two following an attack on her village of the Gate Rune Clan by Harmonia. She kept the back half, Windy kept the front half. It's assumed that Leknaat reclaimed the front half after Windy's death in Suikoden.
  • Big Good: Leknaat serves as both the Herald of each impending conflict and as divine guide to each game's protagonist. She observes the events surrounding the 27 True Runes and those chosen to bear them. And she's the one who unlocks their true power, once all 108 Stars of Destiny have been assembled.
  • Blind Seer: Implied due to her eyes being always shut.
  • Characterization Marches On: Leknaat's personality was a lot more casual in the first game, where she goes so far as to lightly flirt with Tir McDohl when they first met. She also had a more direct involvement with the plot, joining forces with McDohl at the end to deal with her sister's minions. Later games made her more stoic and detached, and aside from bestowing the heroes with the power of the True Runes and lending them an associate of hers to fight by their side, she would otherwise stay out of the conflict.
  • Cool Teacher: To her young apprentice, Luc.
  • Enemy Mine: She and Zerase know each other, as part V suggests she has authority over her. The nature and extent of their arrangement is left unexplained, but Zerase complies nonetheless.
  • Hermit Guru: She lives in isolation on the Magician's Isle, away from the prying eyes of her half-sister, Windy.
  • Mysterious Past: She is aquainted with Zerase, acknowledging her when she first appears before the Prince.
  • Power Floats: Seen only in part V, where she levitates each time she appears.
  • Rapunzel Hair: The locks of her hair are long enough to fall halfway down her torso, while the back extends all the way to the floor (as seen in the picture above).
  • Really 700 Years Old: Her age is unknown, as the power of the Gate Rune has granted her unnaturally long life.
  • Spirit Advisor: In each game, she'll appear at key moments in the protagonist's journey to offer insight about the Rune they've been chosen to bear and how it will shape their destiny.
  • The Watcher: As the protector of the 27 True Runes, it's her sacred duty to observe those chosen to bear them.
  • Woman in White: As her appearance and mannerism suggests, she's a walking enigma. Little is known about her - from her true age, to the extent of her abilities - despite her prominence throughout the series.

    Viki 
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Chitatsu Star
A strange, mysterious teleportation mage, who seems to inexplicably find herself in the middle of one war after another. Viki is the Chitatsu Star, also known as the Quick Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.

Her younger self, seen in Suikoden III is the Chisoku Star (The Star of Haste).


  • Combination Attack:
    • In Suikoden II, Viki can perform the "Head Up!!" with either Abizboah or L'Roladia.
    • In Suikoden III, she can perform the "Set!" combo with her younger self.
    • In Suikoden IV, she can perform the "Nymph Attack" with Millay and Rita.
    • In Suikoden IV, Viki is part of "Oops!" (with Genoh) and "Fate" (with Georg Prime, Killey, and Lorelai).
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She's very pretty, friendly and eager to please, but she's a huge klutz whose teleportation magic keeps getting her into trouble. Her Blinking Rune teleports random objects onto the target's head, or it'll randomly teleport an enemy off the field. But it occasionally backfires, because she's accident prone. It part II, it can result in teleporting an ally off the field, or the entire party; leaving Viki on her own!
  • The Cutie
  • The Ditz: It might be the Time Travel, but it's clear Viki's not all there in the head.
  • Elemental Powers: In Suikoden IV Naval Battles, Viki can use powerful Rune Cannons of every element.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Like Jeane, she turns up in every single Suikoden game, regardless of space/time differences. Unlike Jeane, however, this is explained by her powers of teleportation, which cross time as well as space. It's implied that, via Time Travel, she experiences the Suikoden games in the same order as the players.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Her child counterpart is worldly, jaded, and perpetually irritated by her older self's stupidity
  • Luck-Based Mission: Her affinities in all elements are at the worst possible rating (+20% damage, 20% chance to backfire), so you have to be careful when letting her cast offensive spells. Supportive spells and Rune Unites don't backfire, however, so...
  • Magic Staff: She wields the Wow Wow Wand (with is a staff despite its name).
  • Magical Girl Warrior: From Suikoden II onwards, she can be added to the active party. She has excellent magic stats, combined with the Blinking Rune's unique magic attacks.
  • Malfunction Malady: Sneezing causes Viki to teleport you to the wrong destination.
  • Mass Teleportation: In Suikoden IV, she drags the whole fleet with you when she teleports you somewhere. Fortunately, the fleet always remains in the ocean, even when she sneezes.
  • My Future Self and Me: In Suikoden III, you recruit Viki as both an adult and a child. Young Viki seems to be aware that this trope is in effect and is a bit peeved about it. Adult Viki just thinks young Viki is a cute child who coincidentally has the same name as her. Interestingly, it's left ambiguous over who's supposed to be the future self.
  • Mysterious Past: No one knows where she came from, or even her real age.
  • Purity Personified: She's nothing but sweet and loving.
  • Running Gag: She never gets to finish the celebratory banquet meals after the games, accidentally teleporting herself off somewhere.
  • Squishy Wizard: From Suikoden 2 onwards, she can be added to the active party. She has excellent magic stats, combined with the Blinking Rune's unique magic attacks.
  • Teleporter Accident: Her teleport ability can be hit and miss, occasionally landing the characters in completely random locations.
  • Temporal Paradox: Especially evident in 5. Her odd teleportation patterns cause confusion for those she comes across. For example, Lorelai, having first met Viki in the Twilight Forest in Falena, is surprised when Viki does not recognize her later when fighting together in the Sun Rune War, failing to understand that her first meeting with Viki was the result of Viki teleporting from several years in the future. As a result, at that time, she had never seen Lorelai before in her life.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: She seems to get increasingly more flaky with every game. Might be a case in-universe as well, as you recruit two versions of Viki in Suikoden III: her normal adult self, as well as a child version of her. The latter is considerably more intelligent and mature than the former.
  • Warp Whistle: Her speciality. As bearer of the Blinking Rune, she can (most of the time, see below) transport the hero and his party to any destination previously visited.
  • White Magician Girl: Long hair, pretty dress, gentle personality; the only glitch is her Blinking Rune is transportation instead of healing, but still a supporting power.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Despite her clumsiness, she's very keen to help out.

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Characters that appears in at least three mainline games

    Apple 

Appears in: I, II, III, Card Stories.

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Chifuku Star
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Suikoden II Drama CD, JP)
A pupil of the legendary war strategist Mathiu Silverberg, and a competent strategist who has had a decisive hand in victories against the Scarlet Moon Empire, Highland, and Harmonia throughout history.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In Suikoden II, Apple realises that she alone cannot act as the army strategist and so begs a fellow student of Mathiu's, Shu, to join the hero's cause.
  • All Love Is Unrequited:
    • The cutscene that follows Shu's challenge reveals he had feelings for Apple, and was cold towards her for spurning him.
    • Sheena tries coming onto her during a war room meeting, when he first appears at Raiou's castle. But she recognizes his cheap advances for what they are and berates him for being obnoxious. For what it's worth, though, part of Apple's backstory in Suikoden III (post ~15-year Time Skip) is that she got married but later divorced her husband for cheating on her, and it's been theorized (although never confirmed) that this was none other than Sheena.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original Suikoden, she was only a Satellite Character at best. By part II, she's older and serves as your army's primary tacticiannote .
  • Brainy Brunette: As one of Mathiu's two students (the other being, Shu), she's well-versed in military strategy and tactics. She was effective enough to give the Orange Army a fighting chance, until Leon Silverberg sided with Highland.
  • Character Development: In the first game, she was a student who fangirled over Mathiu and blamed Tir for his returning to war. By the following game, she's matured enough to recognize war as a necessary evil and offers her services to Riou, to help defend against the Highland Army.
  • Graceful Loser: One of the first signs of her maturity was admitting when she was outdone and acknowledging Shu as being more capable than herself. She was also willing to set aside her pride and beg him, when asked.
  • Meganekko: She's never seen without her large, round glasses.
  • Not Good with People: She's pretty grumpy when she finds out the hero has recruited Mathiu...
  • Older and Wiser: In 3.
  • Pose of Supplication: In II, when Shu tells her to beg him to the hero's cause, she gets down on her knees without hesitation.
  • Precocious Crush: In the first game, her devotion to Mathiu seemed to go beyond admiration, at times, though it was never said for certain.
  • Quickly-Demoted Woman: She's your army's tactician until she's repeatedly outdone by Silverberg. At which point, she concedes her inability and recommends enlisting Shu's aid instead and defers to him for the remainder of the game.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Pretty straight-forward, she looks quite smart with her large glasses, and she is quite smart to be an effective strategist at such a young age.
  • The Strategist: In her first showing as Riou's military advisor, she forces Solon Jhee and his army to withdraw, despite their superior numbers - by using a stall tactic.
  • Teen Genius: She was 16 in the original Suikoden and 19 by part II.

    Futch 

Appears in: I, II, III, Gaiden II.

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Chibi Star
A Dragon Knight under the tutelage of their current leader, Joshua Levenheit. He joins Humphrey on a journey north from the Toran Republic to find a new dragon after his trusted steed, Black, is slain in battle, eventually adopting a white dragon named Bright, and returning to the Dragon Knights to eventually become their lieutenant.
  • Bash Brothers / Lonely Together: He and Humphrey have teamed up to seek new dragons.
  • Dragon Rider: In the first game, he rides a dragon called Black. However, when first encountered in part II, he does not have a mount following Black's death in Suikoden I, and has been cast out of the Dragon Knight order.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Kent, a village boy who he rushes to rescue after he goes missing in search of dragons.
  • Bishounen: Most evident in the second game.
  • BFS: In 3. Inherited from Humphrey.
  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon of choice in the first two games.
  • Bond Creatures: In the first game, the dragon Black is his best friend.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: When first encountered in part I, he's a precocious little upstart.
  • Character Development: He grows up a lot between the 1st and 2nd Suikoden, and his bratty half-pint trait has all but vanished.
  • Competence Zone: He's eleven in the first game.
  • Hot-Blooded: His brattiness in the first game morphs into a level of impetuous, hot-headedness in part II.
  • It's Personal: When his dragon, Black, is killed by the Court Magician Windy.
  • Number Two: As of III, he is this to Milia, who has taken up the role as the leader of Dragon Knights after Joshua's retirement.
  • Pet Baby Wild Animal: In Suikoden II, he adopts Bright, a rare white dragon who is discovered on Mt Rakutei following Kent's rescue.
  • Replacement Goldfish: In Suikoden II, he's seeking a new dragon mount so he can rejoin the Dragon Knights.
  • Survivor Guilt: He's never really forgiven himself for the fact that Black protecting him.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: By part III, he's matured into well-built, good looking guy.

    Lorelai 

Appears in: I, II, V, Gaiden II.

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Chikatsu Star
An adventurer and archaeologist with a particular interest in the history of the Sindar.
  • Action Girl: Especially in Suikoden V.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: A native of Falena, Lorelai dedicated herself to studying the Sindar civilization and jumps at the chance to study the Ceras Lake ruins, when discovered. She's been involved in three separate wars, over the course of her search for the lost Sindar civilization, and it doesn't seem she'll be stopping anytime soon...
  • And the Adventure Continues: At the end of each game, she departs for new lands in search for information about the Sindar race.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: She won't join you in Suikoden II unless Riou's level is at least 25, or higher.
  • Ascended Extra: A minor character in I and II, she is recruited during the story in the fifth game.
  • Badass Bookworm: Lorelai is both a scholar and a capable combatant, who's skilled with at least three different weapons: the whip, the bow and arrow, and a halberd.
  • Combination Attack:
    • In II, she can be used in Rina's place to perform the "Beauty Attack", with Karen and Kasumi. She also can perform "True Beauty Attack " alongside said trio.
    • In V, she can perform "Sindar Surge" (with Zweig and Killey) and "Fate" (with Georg, Killey and Viki).
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Suikoden V, you have to face her before she'll let you pass and won't take "no" for an answer. Afterwards, she warms up to the Prince considerably. By Stormfist, she's eagerly showing him Sindar tablets.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: It's impled that she's studying the lost Sindar civilization in hopes of learning what became of her ancestors.
  • Last of Her Kind: Assuming she's right about being descended of the Sindar civilization, which has long since vanished.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: She prefers her companions be stronger than her, so the hero must prove himself to be a worthy leader for her to follow.
  • Not So Different: A particularly humorous example. When she and Viki got mad at Zweig for intruding on their conversation in the bath, she agrees when Zweig points out that she would have done the same thing had she heard him talking about Sindar stuff. Poor Viki.
  • The Rival: To both Killey and Zweig, when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her weapon of choice in II.
  • So Long, Suckers!: Her ending in V reveals she finally managed to steal his notes, heading North to the Scarlet Moon Empire, which leads into her story in Suikoden I.
  • Superior Species: Revealed in V, if the Prince speaks with her on the night before the final battle. Lorelai tells him she's a descendant of the lost Sindar race, but admits to being uncertain of it. However, there's evidence that suggest she may be right, such as the eye symbol on her circlet, which is similar in appearance to the Twilight Rune and the same symbol can be found in each of the Sindar ruins.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: In Suikoden II, she joins the hero so she can keep an eye on Killey and make sure he doesn't discover anything before she does. Moreso with Zweig in V, as he keeps her on a very short leash when it comes to imparting information. She tolerates this behavior as she is desperate to gain access to his secret research laboratory.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lorelai hates it when men refuse to fight women and will call the Prince out on it, if he tries to turn down her challenge.
  • Whip It Good: Her weapon of choice in V.

    Luc 

Appears in: I, II, III.

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Tenkan Star
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, JP)
The arrogant apprentice to the Seer Leknaat, and the bearer of the True Wind Rune.
  • Artificial Human: In III, he's revealed to be a clone of the Harmonian High Priest Hikusaak, created to bear the True Wind Rune.
  • Ascended Extra: He never had a big role to play in the first two games, with the second one only hinting that there was more to him than meets the eye. Then in the third game, he becomes the Big Bad.
  • Badass Long Coat: In Suikoden III.
  • Big Bad: In Suikoden III, as the leader of the Destroyers, he orchestrates the war in order to obtain the Five Elemental True Runes and prevent a Bad Future.
  • Blow You Away: His speciality. Luc wields the most powerful wind rune, the True Wind Rune.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's pretty rude to the party when you encounter him in the first game.
  • Break Them by Talking: Does this to Sasarai in Suikoden III, and then uses the resulting Mind Screw to steal his True Earth Rune.
  • Cain and Abel: Cain To Sasarai's Abel.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Halfway through Suikoden II, he unleashes an immensely powerful wind spell that wipes out all the attacking forces from Harmonia, sends Sasarai on the retreat, and refuses to elaborate any further on what exactly he did to his own allies. By Suikoden III, it's revealed that he bears the True Wind Rune.
  • Child Mage: In part I.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has Green Eyes and hair.
  • Deceptive Disciple: To Leknaat in 3.
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with Yuber in the third game, even though they fought on opposite sides in two wars. It helps that at that point, they both have a destructive agenda that perfectly aligns.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In 3.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In the first two games, he's a (slightly petulant) ally, but by part III, he's become the game's Big Bad.
  • Fallen Hero: After receiving visions of a ruined future from the True Wind Rune, he turns to villainy to prevent them from coming to pass at any cost.
  • Jerk Ass: How bad of a jerkass is he? For the entire first two games - from the very beginning - he has the True Wind Rune, whose overwhelming power can easily beat entire armies. Across those entire two games, despite all the hardship and sacrifice and danger the heroes face, he uses it only a single time... because he knows it will piss Sasarai off.
  • Kill the God: Luc's goal goal in III in to use the power of the elemental True Runes to destroy his own True Wind Rune and prevent a Bad Future he foresaw from happening. The 27 True Runes are the ultimate force that rules the world, meaning that destroying one of them means defeating "God" or "Fate".
  • Magic Staff: He wields the Gust Rod in the first two games.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: In Suikoden III, where he is reffered as "Masked Bishop".
  • Mysterious Past: In Suikoden II, snippets of his backstory gradually appear, especially when he encounters Sasarai, a Harmonian High Priest from his past.
  • Palette Swap: Him and Sasarai. Justified, as they're both clones of the High Priest Hikusaak of Harmonia.
  • Pet the Dog: Rescued Sarah, earning her Undying Loyalty and love.
  • Rage Against the Heavens and Screw Destiny: The reason for his Face–Heel Turn in 3.
  • Rescue Romance and Wife Husbandry: To Sarah, in Suikoden III.
  • Ring of Power: In Suikoden III, he uses a ring.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sasarai.
  • Sour Supporter: In the first two games, he is rude and made clear that is only helping the heroes because Leknaat ordered him to.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Luc is a minor ally character in the first two games, but is the villain of Suikoden III.
  • Summon Magic: Wields a Pale Gate Rune. Up to Eleven in Suikoden III, when he summons entire armies.
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    Star Dragon Sword 

Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword)

Appears in: I, II, III.

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A sentient sword able to neutralize vampires, and the incarnation of the Night Rune.
  • Clingy MacGuffin: To Viktor. The Star Dragon Sword is the incarnation of the Night Rune, one of the 27 True Runes.
  • Cool Sword: A talking magic sword that can kill vampires.
  • Famed In-Story
  • Mysterious Past
  • Named Weapons
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: To Viktor.
  • Secret Identity: Sierra makes a comment that suggests his original form was not of a sword but it is never elaborated upon.
  • Talking Weapon: Is quite chatty, much to Viktor dismay.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In I, perhaps due to lack of characterization, the Star Dragon Sword was merely just a mysterious and powerful sword that seems amiable and stoic, getting along well with Viktor. In II, he becomes something of a Smug Super that looks down on humanity, is very much having a holier-than-thou attitude and treats Viktor like a slave, which can lead to hilarity.

    Yuber 

Appears in: I, II, III.

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Tenyu Star
A psychotic demon who always turns up during wartime in order to further spread death and destruction. He holds the Eightfold Rune.

Characters that appears in at least two mainline games

    Clive 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I, Card Stories.

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Tensyo Star
An assassin from the Howling Voice Guild of Harmonia who is searching for a woman.
  • Ascended Extra: He's probably the very last character you recruited in I, and plays zero role in the plot. However in 2, not only he can be recruited earlier, he's also got a frigging subquest revolving around him.
  • Badass Cape
  • The Gunslinger: One of the few characters in the series to wield a firearm.
  • In the Hood
  • More Dakka: At high levels in II, it is very unlikely for him to not shoot multiple enemies a round.
  • Murder, Inc.: He was born in the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth.
  • Mysterious Past
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: His rival, Elza.
  • Professional Killer: He's an assassin.
  • Rule of Cool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, the brooding etc.
  • Side Quest: A time based mission, based around the pursuit of his rival, Elza. After a cat and mouse game throughout various locations in Dunan, this culminates in a showdown with Elza in her hometown of Sajah....
  • Sniper Rifle: His weapon. Incidently, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.
  • Speed Run: His entire Sidequest is the speed run of Suikoden II.

    Georg Prime 

Appears in: II, V, Gaiden I.

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Teni Star
Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (Suikoden V, JP), Jamieson Price (Suikoden V, EN)
An enigmatic swordsman who has appeared in various military institutions throughout history such as the Scarlet Moon Empire's Six Great Generals, the Falenan Queen's Knights, and the Ebony Moon Knights, he later begins wandering the earth after the violence he was forced into becomes too much for him.
  • A Taste of Power: In V, when he's available.
  • Badass Cape: And still wearing his brown cape from the second game.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: Gets accused of this in V; the truth is more complicated than that, see The Promise below.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Has quite the colorful past; not all of it rosy. He was one of the Six Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire during the Succession War, a member of the Ebony Moon Knights in the Grasslands, a (disgraced) Queen's Knight who played a pivotal (and decidedly unpleasant) role in the Falenan Civil War, and eventually served as an infranty general during the Dunan Unification War.
  • Breakout Character: He went from being a minor character in Suikoden II to being one of the main characters in V.
  • Combination Attack: In V, he has "Flash of Steel" (with Kyle), "Maze of Steel" (Kyle, Miakis and Galleon), "Fate" (with Killey, Lorelai, and Viki) and "Falena's Finest" (with the Prince, Lyon and the other Queen Knights).
  • Crutch Character: In the fifth game. He starts at level 20 and is one of the best physical attackers in the game. Naturally, he is rarely available after the prologue.
  • Eyepatch of Power: It covers the eye that was wounded during the battle where Ferid saved him. Though the eye it covers works just fine. He just wears it to remind himself to never get too cocky.
  • Glass Cannon / Fantastic Fragility: He's really weak against magic, but his strong physical stats make up for it.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Suikoden 5 fleshes out fully the snippets of his backstory revealed in 2.
  • Hidden Weapons: He is an expert at the quick draw sword style of Iaijutsu.
  • Iaijutsu Practitioner: His sword is even referred to as an Iai sword.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: When compared to the more youthful Prince and Lyon, Georg is a bit more jaded, though not as much as Sialeeds.
  • Lightning Bruiser: His strength, skill, and speed are among the highest in the game.
  • Master Swordsman: Amongst the best, if not the best in the game.
  • Mr. Fanservice: A number of maids talk about Georg being a foreigner. But they think he's very pretty.
  • Mysterious Past: Richmond can find out details of his past, but these are fully revealed in the events of Suikoden V.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "Deathblow Georg".
  • Noble Fugitive: He was accused of murdering the Queen of Falena, which is why he is on the run in Dunan. He really did kill the Queen, but on her own orders.
  • Papa Wolf: His promise to Arshtat is that he will look out for the Prince and Lym. Not blood related, but he follows it just as much.
  • The Promise: He is forced to fulfill his vow to Ferid, having reluctantly promised to kill Arshtat in order to prevent her from doing greater damage when she was completely taken over by the Sun Rune's power.
  • Promotion to Parent: Arshtat's final words to him were "take care of my children". He upholds her dying request.
  • Put on a Bus: Done repeatedly in part V, partly due to Lady Merces assigning him different tasks.
  • Red Baron: His skill with the blade has earned him such names as "Deathblow Georg" and "Georg Who Needs No Second Strike". Hilariously enough, if the player pumps up his technique, he can gain a second strike.
  • Retired Badass: In II. Used to be a Four-Star Badass.
  • Save the Day, Turn Away: According to Richmond, he has a deeply impressive track record of holding high ranking positions throughout various countries. Richmond also remarks that he willingly gave up all of these positions.
  • Shoot the Dog: During his stint in Falena, he served as one of the Queen's Knights, but ultimately had to kill the Queen Arshtat when she lost her sanity after unintentionally killing her husband, Ferid.
  • Sweet Tooth: His Trademark Favorite Food? Cheesecake.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Taller than the prince, black hair and clothes, and a number of people discuss his prettiness.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: While this is Zegai's role in the castle, Georg can also teach Physical skills while you're traveling on the map.
  • Wandering the Earth: What he does after the game, and he admits this to Riou in the second game.

    Hix and Tengaar 

Hix

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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Tenrou Star
Hix is a reluctant warrior from the Warrior's Village in the Lorimar Region in the Toran Republic who holds a torch for Tengaar, the village chief's daughter. Despite his reluctance to fight, Tengaar forces him to train himself into someone who can protect her.
  • Berserk Button: When the evil vampire Neclord captures Tengaar, it finally spurs him into bravery.
  • Bishounen: His artwork says it all...
  • Famous Ancestor: Klift the Paladin, the man who founded the Warrior's Village.
  • Genre Blindness: In Suikoden II, Hix has no idea Tengaar's Fetch Quest is a complete sham contrived to prove his devotion, and takes it all in at face value.
  • Henpecked Husband: They're not married (yet), but Hix always dotes on the bossy and impulsive Tengaar.
  • I Call It "Vera": He (wisely) names his weapon "Tengaar".
  • Non-Action Guy
  • Reluctant Warrior: Oh so very much.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: has this dynamic with his girlfriend, Tengaar.
  • Side Quest: In Suikoden II, to prove himself to Tengaar, he agrees to undertake "The Test of the Unicorn" to cure an illness she mysteriously contracts....which turns out to be a Fetch Quest sham set up by champion tsundere Tengaar to test if he cares enough about her to bother. Coincidently, the pair do encounter Seigfried, a unicorn, and Hix bravely protects Tengaar from it.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Sword and Sorcerer: Predominantly Type 1 with Tengaar.
  • To Be a Master: He's on a "Trial of Manhood" to prove himself to Tengaar.

Tengaar

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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Tensui Star
The daughter of the current chief of the Warrior's Village, Zorak, who insists that Hix train himself to be a powerful warrior.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Her look.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She has been completely spoiled by her father Chief Zorak, and to others it would seem that she treats her boyfriend, Hix, like a slave.
  • The Chief's Daughter: Her status in her community probably explains her slightly spoilt nature.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Tengaar is a phenomenal magician of all stripes, although her primary specialty is in Earth magic.
  • Famous Ancestor: Klift the Paladin, the man who founded the Warrior's Village. How famous was he? He's just the man who managed to fight a Physical God to a draw.
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Noodle Incident: In spite of being tangled with Neclord('s doppelganger) in the previous game, Tengaar didn't recognize him when being brought to fight against him (possibly because of lack of game space). The best that came up is him being mentioned in her first Richmond investigation, and that's it, making her encounter like this trope.
  • Playing Sick: She does this in order to set up her sham quest for Hix — (see Hix's entry).
  • Plucky Girl
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl
  • Tsundere: To Hix. The poor chap gets a lot of her Tsun-Tsun, but there's still some sweetness.
  • Virgin Power: As a maiden, she is required to accompany the hero to recruit the unicorn, Sigfried, in Suikoden II.
  • Zany Scheme: Her Fetch Quest sham in Suikoden II.

    Humphrey Mintz 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Tenyu Star
One of the founders of the Liberation Army alongside Odessa, Flik, Viktor, and Sanchez, Humphrey is a man of few words but is a staunch supporter of revolution, having been forced to participate in the Kalekka Incident. After the Toran Republic is established, he is asked by his old friend Joshua Levenheit (the head of the Dragon Knights) to take Futch under his wing in a search for a new dragon, which leads them to the Dunan Republic and into another war.
  • Bash Brothers / Lonely Together: He and Futch have teamed up to seek new dragons.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Futch. He was asked to take care of him by Joshua, following Futch's expulsion from the Dragon Knights order.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: This comes across in Suikoden 2, where he generously pays the hero's bill at an inn and is seen to be kinder and less ambivalent than his gruff exterior reveals.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Why he is so quiet, and one needs to play the first game for the details, though Richmond's investigations will give the player a few hints.
  • Odd Friendship: He quickly (and uncharacteristically) befriends the hero, after what appears to be an awkard, stunted conversation where he barely says two words to him. It's Fridge Brilliance when you consider that while you're playing, the Hero basically is a Heroic Mime, so they have an understanding of sorts.
  • Old Save Bonus: If you equip him with the Windspun armor in the first game, he'll still have it, giving him the best armor in the game relatively early.
  • Stone Wall: His defense rating is one of the highest in the game.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't say very much at all and most of his speech is written as "......".

    Kasumi 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Chikyu Star
Voiced by: Kanae Ito (Suikoden I Drama CD, JP)
A teenage ninja from the Rokkaku Ninja Hamlet, she joins the Liberation Army to warn of Teo McDohl's attack on her village, and later becomes one of the army's top spies. Three years later, she or Valeria can be chosen to be the emissary from Toran that joins Riou's army.

    Killey 

Appears in: II, V, Gaiden II.

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Tenbi Star
A dour treasure hunter with a particular fascination with the Sindar, he actively seeks out those who have information to that end - this leads him into (begrudgingly) supporting the Falenan and Dunan rebellions.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Lorelai certanly thinks so.
  • Might as Well Not Be in Prison at All: Downplayed in Suikoden V. The Godwins had locked him up in Agate prison when the Prince first meets him, but he casually picks the lock and strolls off after a brief chat. However, the prison was in the middle of a river, so he was still stuck there until The Prince revealed the hidden underground passage.
  • Mysterious Past: It's something called the Crimson Bird. Zweig is considerably intrigued.
  • Nice Hat: An awesome, sweeping, finned trilby.
  • The Rival: With Lorelai, when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
  • The Snark Knight: You can almost see his eye-rolling when he tells Cius he knows the guard came throw a hole because of the mud on his shoes.
  • The Stoic: His bath scene with other silent-type characters consists mostly of '.........'
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He joins the hero so she can keep an eye on Lorelai and make sure she doesn't discover anything before he does
  • The Unfettered: Questing for the Sindar treasure is his whole life.

    Leon Silverberg 

Appears in: I, II.

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Chikai Star
Odessa and Mathiu's uncle and a war strategist of renown in the Scarlet Moon Empire, he was the one who concocted the Kalekka Incident, prompting his niece to rebel and his nephew to quit the military. Despite the animosity between them, he later joins the Rebellion and supports Mathiu's strategies. Three years on, he is hired by Highland to be their chief strategist, thus putting him into conflict with Mathiu's two best students, Shu and Apple.
  • Ascended Extra: In the first game, he's a minor optional character that you can only get rather late into the game. But in the second game, he winds up becoming the chief strategist of the Highland Army.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis
  • Badass Mustache
  • Badass on Paper: He is supposed to be one of the greatest strategist to ever live. Except the player only sees brilliance from his former student Shu, who is so terrified of Leon's unbeatable brilliance that he nearly kills himself to bring Leon down. Aside from helping bring down Luca Blight, he's never done anything to stand out compared to the other strategists throughout the series. What keeps this from being an example of Informed Attribute is when Leon himself openly admits in Suikoden II that his reputation is vastly overblown, and that many of his feats aren't nearly as impressive as they seem.
  • It Runs in the Family: He's Mathiu's uncle and a similarly brilliant strategist.
  • The Evil Genius: Becomes king Jowy Blight's strategist, in II.
  • The Strategist: For the Highland Army, in the second game.
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: Played with. While he's a recruitable ally in the first game, he's instead a major antagonist in the second, but this is really because II's plot is set during a new and unrelated conflict. The faction he's fighting against does include several of his former allies, however.
  • Wasteland Elder: He lives in isolation in the ruined town of Kalekka.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Leon is a great tactician, who uses ruthless methods in order to end wars quickly, believing that in the end the number of casualties will be less important than if the war lingers.

    Lepant and Sheena 

Lepant

Appears in: I, II.

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Tengou Star
A legendary soldier in the Scarlet Moon Empire, he is asked to become one of the Rebellion's leading generals by Mathiu. He accepts, and later, after the war is finished, becomes the first democratically elected president of the new Toran Republic.

Sheena

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Chimei Star
Lepant's womanizing, layabout son, who is supposedly on a quest to toughen himself up (read: flirting and debauching his way across the land). Lepant is sick of his pampered, lazy lifestyle, and forces him to join both the Liberation Army and the Dunan Rebellion in order to toughen him up.
  • Ascended Extra: Much like Apple, Sheena in the first game was just another non-mandatory recruit. In Suikoden II, he appears more prominently for one arc (Toran arc).
  • Badass Family: As he is the son of Toran President Lepant, in part II, he is able to set up a meeting between the hero and his father, with a view to them forming an alliance.
  • The Charmer: And sometimes a Handsome Lech.
  • Cool Sword: In Suikoden II, he wields his father's heirloom sword, Kirinji.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When NOT hitting on women, he makes a pretty decent Earth Rune mage and ha some of the best growth potential (and by far the most room for customization) of any party member.
  • Gender-Blender Name
  • The Hedonist
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Magic Knight: He is skilled in both swordsmanship and magic, abilities which he inherited from his parents, Eileen and Lepant. In Suikoden II, he has three open rune slots and balanced stats, which make him the most customizable character in the game, the player can decide which to specialize him in, or make him a jack-of-all-trades.
  • Momma's Boy: According to Richmond.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Which is why Lepant commands him to join the Liberation Army in part II.

    Lilly Pendragon 

Appears in: II, III.

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Chikyu Star
The spoiled daughter of Gustav Pendragon, the head of the Tinto Republic. As a child, she is kidnapped by the vampire Neclord, forcing a rescue attempt by Riou, Viktor, Koyu, Marlow, Sierra Mikain, and Kahn Marley. Fifteen years later, she has grown into a capable swordswoman in search of the Fire Bringer in the Grasslands, although she's now a very snobbish individual. Despite this, however, she means well, and becomes one of the new Fire Bringer's top generals under her friends, Chris and Hugo.

    Lucia 

Appears in: II,III.

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Teni Star
The heir apparent to the Karaya Clan chiefdom, she aligns her clan with Highland due to atrocities committed by the late Alec Wisemail of Greenhill. However, when Wisemail's daughter, Teresa, makes these claims public in repentance, she forgives her. Fifteen years later, Lucia has become the chief of the clan, and has a son, Hugo.

    Maximilian 

Appears in: I, II.

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Chii Star
An elderly, traveling sellsword and the head of the Maximilian Knights alongside his retainer, Sancho, he joins up with the Liberation Armies of both the Scarlet Moon Empire and the Dunan Republic in order to seek justice.

    Meg 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Chikei Star
A fun-loving teenager, and the niece of Juppo, Meg aspires to become as famed a trickster as her uncle, and goes on travels to train herself, joining the Liberation Army (much to Juppo's chagrin) and later, the rebellion in Dunan.

    Neclord 

Appears in: I, II.

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A vampire of nearly immeasurable age, compounded by his stolen Moon Rune, one of the 27 True Runes. Neclord is hated by Viktor due to the former's massacre of his (Viktor's) hometown. He aligns himself with the Scarlet Moon Empire in Lorimar, taking Tengaar hostage to become his bride, and is only stopped by Tir McDohl, Cleo, Viktor, Hix, and the Star Dragon Sword. Despite seemingly being defeated, Neclord later rises again in Dunan, and tries to take over the Tinto region (and simultaneously wed the young Lilly Pendragon), only for his stolen rune to taken back by its rightful owner, Sierra Mikain. With no recourse and no True Rune, Neclord is finally slain by Mikain, Kahn Marley, Riou, Viktor, and the Star Dragon Sword.
  • Animal Motifs: Bats.
  • Ascended Extra: He's nothing more than a lackey of Windy in the first game (and even that is only revealed in flashback) who is preying on a small town from his castle; in the second game however, he's a recurring threat who outlasts the Disc-One Final Boss and has grand plans of World Domination by building a zombie army.
  • Battle Theme Music: He gets perhaps the best known one-shot battle themes for himself entitled "Gothic Neclord": [1]
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: In the second game he's an unrelated menace to the main villains, yet he's sufficiently dangerous that he's arguably an even bigger threat at least in terms of potential, although int he end you kill him before he gets too far in his evil schemes.
  • Blow You Away: In the first game, he also has a Wind Rune attached and use in battle.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: His reaction, when Viktor confronts him for killing his family and destroying his hometown.
    Viktor: That's right, Neclord. You're going to die here. Damn you to hell, Neclord! You remember the village of Northwind?!
    Neclord: Hmmm, let me see. I've been around such a long time. Come to think of it, you do look somewhat familiar. Perhaps I've seen you at... what was that village? But Northwind doesn't ring a bell.
  • Co-Dragons: With Yuber, to Windy, in the first game, at least in flashback.
  • Dark Is Evil: Is a vampire who uses dark magic and is one of the villains.
  • Faking the Dead: The Neclord Viktor killed in I was a clone he made.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: In the second game, he's a separate threat from the Highland invasion.
  • Killed Off for Real: Thanks to the combinated efforts of Kahn, Sierra and the party in the second game.
  • Obviously Evil
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: Neclord is seen playing an organ when first confronted, in Suikoden I and II.
  • Our Vampires Are Different
  • Really 700 Years Old: Over 500 years old, as a vampire.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Shock and Awe: Despite not having a Lightning Rune, one of his attacks can electrocute the whole party.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one of these before Sierra and Viktor kill him.

    Pesmerga 

Appears in: I, II.

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Teni Star
A mysterious black knight that appears (almost) everywhere that Yuber does in order to stop him from unleashing any more destruction.

    Sasarai 

Appears in: II, III, Gaiden I, Gaiden II.

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Tengou Star
A high priest of Harmonia, Luc's (sort of) brother, and the bearer of the True Earth Rune. Sasarai briefly aids Highland in their conquest, only to be stopped by Luc. Fifteen years later, he leads a campaign against Grassland and later Zexen, but later joins them when it is revealed that Luc has manipulated Harmonia for his own ends.
  • Making a Splash/An Ice Person: In III, He also has a Flowing Rune attached.
  • Nice Hat: Wears one in II.
  • Post-Final Boss: Luc's duel against him is the last battle in the third game if it's completed fully.
  • Ring of Power: According to Kidd's Investigation, Sasarai uses his ring to shoot blasts of magic.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Luc.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Starting from his birth, he has been sheltered and raised to be an important political figure in The Empire. Despite that and as long as you don't encounter him on the battlefield he is actually quite nice and tends to treat people equally, regardless of their social status.
  • Squishy Wizard

    Stallion 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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Tensoku Star
An overconfident elf with a great talent for running, he saves Kirkis's betrothed, Sylvina, prior to Kwanda Rosman burning the village down, with both of them joining the Liberation Army alongside Kirkis himself. Three years later, he travels to and joins the rebels in Dunan.

    Tai Ho and Yam Koo 

Tai Ho

Appears in: I, II.

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Tenhei Star
An easygoing fisherman and sailor living in the Scarlet Moon Empire alongside his brother, Yam Koo. The two are some of the earliest supporters of Tir McDohl's Liberation Army, with Tai Ho becoming one of the army's top naval commanders. Later, he similarly joins with Riou and Nanami when they need to secure passage from Coronet to Kuskus, and his sailing skills are again put to use for the Dunan Rebellion.

Yam Koo

Appears in: I, II.

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Tenson Star
Tai Ho's brother, he joins the Liberation Army near its formation, and aids it by fighting on the front lines and with his sailing prowess. Three years later, the two again join another fledgling rebellion, with Yam Koo retiring his trident in lieu of fishing up food for the war effort.

    Ted 

Appears in: I, IV.

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Tenkan Star
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Suikoden I and Suikoden II Drama CDs, JP) Kouki Akaishi (Suikoden IV, JP), Michael Lindsay (Suikoden IV, EN)
A centuries-old teenager, he is forced to possess the Soul Eater Rune, one of the 27 True Runes. Sick of his cruel fate, he gives it up briefly to a wandering poltergeist in the Island Nations, only to be saved by Lino en Kuldes and his son, Lazlo. He ends up joining their war effort, only to disappear after the war ends. 150 years later, he is living with the prestigious McDohl family in the Scarlet Moon Empire, Gregminster, where his centuries long pursuer, Windy, finally finds him. This leads to him passing along the Soul Eater to his best friend, Tir McDohl, and sacrificing himself to keep it (and his friend) safe.
  • Archer Archetype: Fights with a bow.
  • Artefact of Doom: He is the bearer of the Soul Eater prior to Tir McDohl, and the one who passes it on to him.
  • Casting a Shadow: Ted possess the Soul Eater Rune, one of the 27 True Runes.
  • Combination Attack: In IV, Ted can participate in "Bow & Arrow Attack" (with Aldo) and can be part of the "Barrage Attack", which requires three archers: two males and one female.
  • Deal with the Devil: During his side quest in IV, Ted handed over his Soul Eater Rune to the Fog Ship Guide in order to escape the burden of having it. However, after Lazlo refuses to give up his True Rune of Punishment, Ted changes his mind decided to go along with him.
  • Doomed Hometown: The Village of the Hidden Rune, which was destroyed by Windy, Neclord and Yuber.
  • Elemental Powers: In Suikoden IV Naval Battles, Ted can use Rune Cannons of every element.
  • Heroic Spirit: In defiance and to protect his friend, Ted commands the Soul Eater to take his own soul and it is believed that he ended his life at that moment.
  • Human Resources: His soul unlocks the fourth and final Soul Eater attack: "Judgement".
  • I Just Want to Be Normal
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One
  • The Lancer: He is the hero's best friend.
  • Last of His Kind: Ted was born in the Village of the Hidden Rune and was the sole survivor of an attack on the village by Windy, Neclord and Yuber.
  • Made a Slave: In the first game, Windy uses her Conquerer Rune to force him to appear before the Tir and ask for the Soul Eater back.
  • Making a Splash: In IV, he also has a Water Rune attached.
  • Nice Guy
  • Pursued Protagonist: Windy has been chasing him for hundreds of years to regain the Soul Eater. She gets her opportunity when he is forced to use his power to blast the Queen Ant to save his friends.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Due to the power of the Soul Eater.
  • Take Up My Sword: He is wounded by Windy, but has a brief opportunity to pass the Soul Eater to the Hero, before he is hauled away.

    Templeton 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

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Chimou Star
A traveling cartographer, he finds himself embroiled in various war efforts in order to stop oppressive kingdoms from ruining his maps with their wanton destruction.
  • Curious as a Monkey: He dreams of visiting and mapping the whole world.
  • Danshigakusei: His look.
  • Fantasy World Map: His speciality in both of his appearances. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
  • Free-Range Children: He's an extreme example. His parents are conspicuously absent.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He is a genius surveyor and map-maker and set out mapping the world from the age of just eleven, but can still get a little crabby if he needs to update his maps following wars.

    Tuta 

Appears in: II, III.

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Chijyu Star
A medical student under Dr. Huan, the two join the Dunan Rebellion after their hometown of Muse gets sacked. Fifteen years later, Tuta has succeeded Huan, and is treating patients with his nurse, Mio, in rural Grassland villages, where he finds himself embroiled in another war between the Fire Bringer and Highland, in which he serves as its primary physician.

    Valeria 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Tensyo Star
A soldier under Kwanda Rosman, she defects to the Liberation Army when she finds out about the Burning Mirror plot. Three years later, she is one of the Six Great Generals under President Lepant, and can be assigned to join Riou's army as the emissary from Toran.
  • Action Girl
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Her Unite attack with Anita, in Suikoden II.
  • The Captain: Following the events of Suikoden 1, she is one of the new 6 great generals of Toran in 2.
  • '80s Hair: She sports awesome big-hair.
  • Four-Star Badass: Promoted to this following the first game.
  • Friendly Enemy: Despite being rivals, she and Anita are frequently seen at the HQ bar having a drink together.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Lady in Red
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the first game, she was Kwanda's right hand woman, but defected to the Liberation Army following her discovery of what Kwanda was planning, which included the eradication of her own hometown.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: In Suikoden II, the player can only pick her or Kasumi. Tomo takes over the spot of whoever's not picked.
  • The Rival: Of fellow fencer, Anita. This appears to be rather one-sided as she has bested Anita 10 out of the 11 times they have dueled.
  • Royal Rapier: Wields the Conqueror Star Sword.

    Vincent De Boule 

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden II.

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Chichin Star
A campy, supposedly high society dandy that claims to be connected with the upper echelons of power in the Scarlet Moon Empire, he does aid the Liberation Army in various ways, eventually joining them after he his freed from his imprisonment under Kasim Hazil. Three years later, he finds himself in Dunan, and is convinced by his best friend Simone to join Riou's army as well.
  • Ambiguously Gay
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: His unite with Simone is basically Jowy and Riou's Unite, with 250% more rose petals.
  • Blue Blood
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He has the tendency of thinking that he is instantly great friends with someone and he has these friends everywhere.
  • Collared by Fashion
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Along with fellow Narcissists Simone, Milich and Esmeralda.
  • Flower Motifs: Specifically roses. They're on the back of his cape in Suikoden.
  • Gratuitous French: His speech is peppered with random French words, mostly pronouns.
  • I Owe You My Life: He was freed during the Liberation Army's rescue attempt on Moravia Castle (though you have to make a return trip to actually recruit him), and proclaims eternal gratitude, vowing to aid the hero by joining the Liberation Army.
  • Impoverished Patrician: When first encountered in part I, he's involved in a dispute with a local proprietor, trying to dodge paying a bill, stating that "it was the man's honor to have Vincent De Boule dine at your establishment".
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: His dress sense is certainly eccentric.
  • Leitmotif: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the hero interacts with him.
  • Petal Power: As seen in his Narcissus Attack with Simone.
  • Regency England: His costume and overall look.
  • Upper-Class Twit

    Viktor and Flik 

Viktor

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi (Drama CD)
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Tenko Star
A wandering swordsman from the town of Northwind in the Southwind region of Dunan, Viktor is one of the founders of the Liberation Army in the Scarlet Moon Empire alongside Odessa, Humphrey, Sanchez, and Flik, he is the one that initially spots Tir, Cleo, and Gremio on the run from Gregminster authorities, and brings them into the fold of the rebellion. He and Flik eventually become Tir's right hand men, and are seemingly lost during the final military conflict that brings rise to the Toran Republic.

...until three years later, when it's revealed that he and Flik not only survived, but went traveling, eventually settling as sellswords in the Dunan Republic. After meeting Riou, Jowy, and Nanami, and witnessing the horrors of the Highland Army, the two eventually help to form another rebellion, with both of them becoming Riou's right hands, much in the same way that they had for Tir McDohl three years prior.


  • A Father to His Men
  • BFS: Both his normal sword and Star Dragon Sword requires two hands to wield, in 2, he can equip the Two-Handed Sword Rune, Titan Rune.
  • Big Guy
  • Blood Brothers: With Flik.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Carpet of Virility
  • Cannot Spit It Out: There's some Ship Tease with Annabelle here...it's just too bad she gets killed before anything else could happen.
  • Cool Sword: He can wield the Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword), the only sword that can slay a vampire.
  • Disney Death: He was thought to have died during that last battle in the first Suikoden, but he actually survived and at the start of the second game, he is co-commanding a mercenary unit with Flik.
  • Doomed Hometown: North Wind, also called North Window. Viktor was away at the time, and came home afterward to discover it had been destroyed.
  • Empathic Weapon: Arguably, the Star Dragon Sword.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Neclord wiped out his village and a girl named Daisy whom he was especially close to.
  • Heroic Spirit
  • I Gave My Word: He promises Mayor Anabelle that that he would lead the mercenary group for Muse.
  • It's Personal: Towards Neclord, unsurprisingly. He finally gets his revenge in the second game.
  • Rated M for Manly
  • Red Baron: He's often known simply as "Bear".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the Red to Flik's Blue.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's amongst the best fighters in the game.
  • Yes-Man: He basically has to be one to the Star Dragon Sword to keep it halfway civil and willing to work with him.

Flik

Appears in: I, II, Gaiden I.

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Drama CD)
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Tenan Star
An impulsive warrior from the Warrior's Village in the Lorimar region of the Scarlet Moon Empire, Flik is one of the founders, and the Number Two, of the Liberation Army alongside Viktor, Sanchez, Humphrey, and his lover Odessa. While out on assignment, Odessa is slain, and she deigns Tir McDohl to be the army's new leader. Flik is incensed by this, and at first refuses to accept Tir. However, he sees Tir's leadership skills, and eventually settles, becoming the young leader's retainer alongside Viktor. Both he and Viktor were thought to have died in the final military campaign in that war.

However, three years later, it's revealed that the two survived and formed a mercenary brigade aligned with Muse. After seeing the atrocities of Highland under Luca Blight, the two eventually join forces with a new young man, Riou, and they become two of the top commanders of the new rebellion.


  • Anime Hair: He sports a very impressive quiff.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: His Unite attack with Viktor, and his rather amusing one with Nina.
  • Badass Cape: It makes the blue work very well for him.
  • Bishounen: Amongst the prettiest males in the series.
  • Blood Brothers: With Viktor.
  • Celibate Hero: He always says he "has somebody" (refering to Odessa) as a rebuttal to female advances
  • Chick Magnet: Especially where Nina is concerned....
  • Cool Sword: He named it after Odessa.
  • Disney Death: He was thought to have died during that last battle in the first Suikoden, but he actually survived and at the start of the second game, he is co-commanding a mercenary unit with Viktor.
  • For Great Justice
  • Heartbroken Bad Ass: Following Odessa's untimely death.
  • Heroic Spirit
  • I Call It "Vera": He named it after Odessa. This and later, as noted in Hix's entry, is a hint at the origins of a number of very dedicated men. Any man in the main series whose weapon is named in pattern of Loved One's Name and a '+' was a man who was raised in the Warrior's Village.
  • The Lancer: To the hero, in the first game.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both literally and figuratively.
  • Loving a Shadow: According to some fans.
  • Magic Knight: He is equally skilled in combat and magic.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The series' poster boy.
  • Red Baron: The "Blue Lightning".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Viktor's red.
  • Shock and Awe: He specializes in lightning magic.
  • Sour Supporter: In Suikoden I, Flik initially blames the McDohl for Odessa's death. Once he calms down, he agrees to help him out, but still refuses to acknowledge him as the leader. It isn't until Gremio's death that he finally warms up to him and offers his full support.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Storywise, he comes off as a respected mercenary leader as opposed to the Jerk Ass he first came off as in the early parts of the first game. Gameplay wise, he's even better as a member of the team than the first game, where he was already a good character.
    • In II, if you have Riou attempt to escape the war, Riou will have to fight a lot of zombies and be severely weakened, even if you have no problem with them in battle, and they'll be shown as a severe threat even with your party. Flik takes out several groups by himself when he's guarding Shu. He also knocks out Nanami, who is a badass in her own right, in one hit, when she surprises him just after.
  • Zen Survivor
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