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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.
  • 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: In-Universe. 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.
  • Charm Person: She has the Charm Rune that allows enemies to get charmed anytimes she attacks them.
  • 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 Plus 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.
  • 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.
  • Navel-Deep Neckline: Most of her outfits either part down the middle, or leave her chest and midriff open for display.
  • 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 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 will at least cast said spells as a supporting general in war battles.
  • Squishy Wizard: A combination of high magic stats and great affinity with most elements makes Jeane one of the best mages in whatever game she is playable, however her physical strength and endurance are very low.
  • 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. Hilariously enough, from a timeline perspective, she's goes from Stripperific in IV (the earliest in the timeline) to decently clothed by III (the latest in the timeline).

    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.
  • 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.

    Viki 
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Chitatsu Star
Voiced by: Aya Ookura (Suikoden IV and Suikoden V, JP); Wendee Lee (Suikoden IV, EN)
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, and "Nymph Attack" with Mel and Belle.
    • In Suikoden IV, she can perform the "Nymph Attack" with Millay and Rita.
    • In Suikoden V, 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 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.
  • Inept Mage: Viki's a powerful rune user but really prone to messing up her spells.
  • 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 in Suikoden 2 are at the worst possible rating (+20% damage, 20% chance to backfire), so you have to be careful when letting her cast offensive spells, even spells from her unique rune. Supportive spells and Rune Unites don't backfire, however.
  • 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. For that matter, given that they have different Stars (Chitatsu for the adult and Chisoku for the child) it's also ambiguous whether they're actually the same person at all, or if one is actually a clone or alternate universe counterpart of the other.
  • 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. Possibly all the Time Travel has a detrimental effect on her mind. 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.
  • Not Good with People: She's pretty grumpy when she finds out Tir has recruited Mathiu...
  • Older and Wiser: While she is overshadowed by other strategists, Apple becomes wiser and more mature in the second and third games.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Being a disciple of Mathiu Silverberg, Apple is a fine strategist by her own merit; however, she is outclassed by genius like Leon and Shu (also disciples of Mathiu).
  • 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.

    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: 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.
  • 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.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He fought alongside Luc in two wars, and in one of them, are also a team or sorts (being part of an Unite Attack, although Futch became victim of Luc's Jerkass tendencies). Come the third game, Luc became the Big Bad, and if taken to fight against him, despite the things he has done, Futch remarks that he'll never forget the times they fought side-by-side.

    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.
  • 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 the first two games, she is recruited during the main story in Suikoden V (which ironically is a prequel).
  • 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.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice in II is 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.
  • Odd Friendship: Apparently struck one up with the Toran executioner Kirke in Suikoden I, who passed on to her the scythe/halberd she is seen using in Suikoden II.
  • Palette Swap: In I, her map sprite and to an extent her battle sprite makes her look like a palette swap of Odessa Silverberg, who bit the dust earlier.
  • The Rival: To both Killey and Zweig, when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
  • 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.
  • 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. Unsurprisingly in Suikoden II, he has 'A' ranking in Wind affinity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: 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.
  • Older Than They Look: In Suikoden III, he's in his early thirties, but still has the appearance of a teenager. Justified in that this entry in particular establishes (and uses as something of a minor plot point) the fact that bearers of True Runes cannot age.
  • 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. Luc wields the True Wind Rune and is perpetually sullen and unpleasant, while Sasarai is cheerful, friendly, and uses the True Earth Rune.
  • 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.
  • The Unfettered: In III. He is willing to do anything and everything to prevent the end of the world that the True Wind Rune showed him, and if he must kill everyone in the Grasslands to do that, then so be it.
  • Together in Death: With Sarah in III.
  • Walking Spoiler: Everything about him in III, including the fact that he's even in it at all, spoils much of the plot.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Why did he suddenly want to destroy the True Wind Rune? He saw prophetic visions of The End of the World as We Know It from the True Wind Rune.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In the first two games, he's a moody jerk who doesn't seem to have much motivation in participating in wars as his Parental Substitute more or less drops him off. 15 years later, he concocts a plan to destroy his True Wind Rune. The reason? Turns, out he was a defective clone of another rune bearer who wanted vessels to collect all 27 of them. Even worse is that his rune gives him visions of an apocalyptic wasteland. He thinks that if he destroys the rune, he'll effectively kill God and change fate.
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    Star Dragon Sword 

Star Dragon Sword (Zodiac Sword, Celestial Sword)

Appears in: I, II, III.

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A sentient sword able to neutralize vampires, and the incarnation of the Night Rune, one of the 27 True Runes.
  • 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.
  • Expy: It's basically a talking sword equivalent of the Vampire Killer whip, as it's the weapon that kills vampires like the resident Dracula Expy Neclord.
  • 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.
  • Ambiguously Human: He looks human, but he just casts an evil aura around him and possesses powers and abilities seen nowhere else that calls whether he is one into question. Yuber is often described as "inhuman" or a "demon," but it's unclear if these terms are meant to be taken literally or if they're just related to his cruel nature.
  • Artifact of Doom: All that is known about him is that he owns a True Rune, the Eightfold Rune, which has unknown powers.
  • Ax-Crazy: His only known motivation is to kill people and cause as much chaos as possible.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In Suikoden III complete with a nice hat.
  • BFS: In the first two games. In Suikoden III, he fights with twin smallswords.
  • Black Knight: In the first two Suikodens, complete with a Cool Helmet and Badass Cape.
  • Blood Knight: Yuber is a sadist demon who enjoys spreading chaos and terrorizing anyone who crosses his way.
  • Co-Dragons: With the vampire Neclord, to Windy, in Suikoden I.
  • The Dreaded: He's an extremely dangerous individual and has no qualms about killing anyone, with powerful warriors like Viktor and Cleo commenting to that effect. It's to the point that by the time of III, he's the only one of the Destroyers that the new Fire Bringer generals (either Hugo or Geddoe) try to outright kill to end his carnage, rather than just simply incapacitate them.
  • Dual Wielding: Wield a pair of swords in Suikoden III.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Luc fought on opposite sides in the first two games. In the third one, they ally together for no other reason than because their agendas align (i.e. Luc's goal will cause death and devastation on a massive scale in the Grasslands, and death and devastation is what Yuber seeks to cause).
  • Evil Wears Black: With or without armor, he always dresses in black.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: His portrait in the third game has him tilting his hat in a way to cover his eyes, which gives him a mysterious and sinister edge. That said, they're perfectly visible on his character model and in the animated introduction.
  • For the Evulz: He never actually cares about the goals of whoever he's working with; he's always in it purely to cause as much chaos as he possibly can.
  • Hate Sink: He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. It's notable that in II, he only joins up with Highland after Luca Blight is killed, marking him as the only completely evil character on their side, and he's the only member of the antagonists in III who doesn't have any good intentions.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: In Suikoden III, the duel boss battle against him is unwinnable. There are other fights against Yuber where you're expected to lose, but they can still be won with enough level grinding.
  • It's Personal: Only too happy to kill Chief Zepon on Luc's orders. His reason for doing basically boils down to "I don't like him."
  • Karma Houdini: He never suffers any comeuppance for his evil. He simply leaves once the tide turns against his faction.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In III, as both a boss and a party member in the Playable Epilogue, his attack and speed are amazing. He'll dodge most attacks against him as well.
  • Obviously Evil: His creepy black armor, sadistic personality, and strange affiliation with both demons and undead definitely mark him as a vile and dangerous individual.
  • Private Military Contractors: In Suikoden II, he was hired by the Highland Army during the Dunan Unification War, mainly due to Leon Silverberg who knew Yuber for some reason.
  • Promoted to Playable: After spending the first two games as an antagonist you never get to directly fight against, you get to control him as a party member in the bonus chapter of the third game. As to be expected, he's borderline overpowered.
  • Psycho for Hire: He's a bloodthirsty killer who signs on to any war for no other reason than to raise hell. When it looks like things are turning sour for his side, he takes off immediately.
  • Recurring Boss: He's fought many times in III, and in all three of the battle systems. He only needs to be taken out in the last two war battles and in the last normal battle, though.
  • Riddle for the Ages: What the 'Eightfold Rune' is, and what it does. For that matter, what exactly is he?
  • The Rival: Pesmerga, a similarly dressed man who joins you in the first two games for the sole purpose of finding Yuber because he seems to know Yuber's habits. Although, by III, he is not only not recruitable but doesn't show up at all.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Every single time it becomes clear that whoever he's working with is going to lose.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: In III, he trades his black armor for a snazzy dress suit that's just as black. Make no mistake however: he is just as dangerous as ever, and is a supremely skilled swordsman.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist
    "So you understand my power, do you? Well then, don't bother to struggle against my sword. I'll chop you all into little pieces, making sure you feel no pain."
  • Shock and Awe: Has a Thunder Rune, which is an upgraded version of a Lightning Rune.
  • The Unfought: In the first two games. The third game reveals it's for A DAMN GOOD REASON.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He is the Tenyu Star in III. Notably, he lacks the sympathetic qualities that Luc and Sarah, his ostensible allies, have, and just wants to cause destruction for its own sake.

Characters that appears in at least two mainline games

Introduced in Suikoden I

    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.
  • The Gunslinger: One of the few characters in the series to wield a firearm.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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 — he's a beautiful young man with a shy, appealing smile.
  • Cornered Rattlesnake: Downplayed. It'll take a do-or-die scenario (fight a vampire or Unicorn, all for the sake of protecting his beloved Tengaar) for Hix to show his inner courage and show his 'manliness' credentials. But, he's not quite a deadly rattlesnake when compared to other powerhouses. Even so, it's the thought that counts.
  • 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 names his weapon "Tengaar", not just because she bosses him around, but he genuinely loves her too.
  • I Want to Be a Real Man: He's on a quest to become a real man and he does want finish it, but the problem is, he hates fighting even when it's the most surefire way to show manliness.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Oh so very much — despite hailing from a warrior culture, he has no interest whatsoever in combat.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He 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 she contrives 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.
  • 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.
  • Action Girlfriend: She'll usually take up the action in case Hix won't. Or she'll spur him into it.
  • Badass Adorable: She's a constant member of the 'Pretty/Cute Girls Attack' in both games she's in (with Kasumi and Camille in the first, Meg and Millie in the second), and she's generally a powerful magic user that throws knives around.
  • Badass in Distress: Her debut is basically falling into some sort of distress (though the second one, she made it up... at first) so Hix can man up and save her. Once she does join, however... in both of the games she's in, Tengaar continues to be one of the top tier characters, being a very competent magic-user that can hang back and throw knives on her enemies instead of either stuck with defending or had to risk being in the front line. As much as this isn't the scenario she wanted, Tengaar is basically the one wearing the pants in their relationship (she'd rather have Hix wear the pants, though).
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: She has braided hair and a buckskin dress on.
  • 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.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: She usually puts herself in distress on purpose in order to make Hix overcome his fears and spur him into action. Be it an actually serious distress (being Neclord's bride) or a made-up distress (the fake Unicorn Test) Tengaar will do it wholeheartedly.
  • 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: She's a redhead and a very fiery, especially whenever her Tsundere credentials flare up against Hix.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Has her hair done up in braided pigtails.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: She's a very competent young magician girl with above-average affinity with Fire, Earth, Resurrection and Wind magic. and also capable of attacking physically from the back row by throwing knives, making her more versatile.
  • 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 most that came up is him being mentioned in her first Richmond investigation, and that's it, making her encounter seem like this trope. Though, she is a Plucky Girl from Warriors' Village, so that kind of event is less scarring to her (as opposed to Lilly...)
  • Playing Sick: She does this in order to set up her sham quest for Hix — (see Hix's entry).
  • Plucky Girl: She's fearless even in the face of a vampire trying to make her his bride, just as long as her village is spared and she correctly banks that Hix will find the courage to save her. Also, even if the Warriors' Village laws forbade females from fighting, Tengaar still volunteers to fight once rescued. She's basically the only female (magical) fighter from Warriors' Village.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: Being a member of Warriors' Village means that she has the blood of a warrior in her and proud of it. Even if she's being spoiled by her father, there's still the fight in her.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's by far the only girl that came from Warriors' Village and defy the rule that 'girls from Warriors' Village don't fight'. Other warriors from there have been male (Flik, Hix, Mathias).
  • Tsundere: To Hix. The poor chap gets a lot of her Tsun-Tsun, but there's still some sweetness. On other people, though, she's generally cordial, making her a Type B.
  • Virgin Power: She's still a maiden, therefore, Sigfried the Unicorn appeared for real when even she and the Kobolds just made up the Unicorn Test on the go. Naturally, Tengaar can also be the maiden to bring out Sigfried and have him join the Dunan Army. Her maiden status may also be why Neclord went after her though he might not be that picky in general.
  • 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: 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: The light novel Gensou Suikoden Tanpenshuu has a small chapter dedicated to the Dragon Knights and is told from his point-of-view.
  • 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 Itō (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.
  • Badass Adorable: She's 16 in I and 19 in II, plus she's got an obvious crush on Tir. In the first game, she's also a member of the 'Pretty/Cute Girls Attack' (along with Tengaar and Camille), but in the 2nd game, she graduates.
  • Flash Step: Does this when using her Shrike Rune.
  • Fragile Speedster: Befitting her kunoichi status, she is the fastest character in both games she appears in, only rivaled by Stallion. On the other hand, her defensive stats are average at best, meaning she can't take too many hits, which can be an issue in II as she is "Short-ranged" in this game, and thus is more likely to get attacked.
  • Hidden Remote Village: She is from the ninja village of Rokkaku.
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: She is Kunoichi and wears a bright crimson gi.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: In Suikoden II, Riou has to choose between her and Valeria. Recruiting Kasumi gives you the perks of recruiting Mondo and Sasuke faster (and allowing them to be part of Ridley's rescue party if he falls during his 'ambushed' event instead of Chaco), and if you loaded the first game's save, there's an extra scene with her talking with Tir McDohl briefing on what happened to some of their old companions (just Kirkis and Kuromimi) during his absence, and it can also modify her ending a bit. But the drawback is that she may be a little lacking in power and was nerfed from her old 1 self (for starters, she's now short-ranged).
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Her ninja muffler.
  • She's All Grown Up: She's got one heck of a growth spurt between the events of I and II, she's much taller and Unite Attack-wise, graduated from 'Pretty/Cute Girls Attack' into part of the 'Beauty Attack'.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Apparently, she still has a crush on Tir McDohl - Richmond's investigations reveal that she often visits Banner, where he is frequently spotted.
    • Made even more obvious if she's with you when you recruit Tir. There's a brief bit of dialog in which she appears to make an attempt to confess her feelings...and fails
  • Spinning Piledriver: Her Shrike Rune allows her to perform the standard ninja izuna drop attack.
  • Stripperiffic: If her uniform were any shorter, her panties would show. Indeed, she unsurprisingly flashes her panties when leaping to do her Shrike rune attack and when falling back to the ground in II.

    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.
  • 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 explicitly 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. The other thing that averts Informed Attribute is that while it is never explicitly stated, it's a reasonable assumption that he was the architect of Jowy's brilliant victory at Greenhill.
  • 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.


  • Badass Family: Patriarch of one — husband of Eileen, father of Sheena, both of whom are skilled magic-users and fighters respectively.
  • Cool Sword: His family heirloom blade, Kirinji.
  • Happily Married: To Eileen.
  • Henpecked Husband: There are rumors that he's not the real power behind Toran Republic, but rather Eileen, because Lepant just can't refuse her. The good thing is, Eileen is a very kind, reasonable woman.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: He tried divorcing Eileen to keep her away from the inherent dangers of joining the Liberation Army. Eileen insists on coming along anyway, and again, Lepant can't say no.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: He's definitely the President Action type, having become Toran's ruler following the events of the first game. Though his battles as president are unknown whether he issues orders or personally leading them in battle, we do know that he's combat oriented, in both normal battles and wars, as the City-States Jowston tried to take some of his lands.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Eileen is kidnapped in I.

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 is a pretty decent warrior and has some of the best growth potential (and by far the most room for customization) of any party member.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Sports an Irish female given name.
  • The Hedonist: Mostly just interested in chasing women in both games.
  • Jack of All Stats: He's above average in most stats in both games and that makes him quite useful.
  • 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 possibly the most customizable character in the game, the player can decide which to specialize him in, or make him a jack-of-all-trades. However, he has bad rune affinity with all but fire, which he is above average with, and water/non-elemental magic, which is average affinity.
  • Momma's Boy: According to Richmond.
  • Playing with Fire: Has his best affinity with the fire rune.
  • Shock and Awe: In the first game, he comes equipped with a Lightning Rune that can't be removed.

    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.
  • Cool Old Guy: Is always cheering for fighting for what's right.
  • Dented Iron: Max went from the most powerful Charge Unit in I into one of the weaker cavalry units in II. The justifications are that he's already aged further than the last war, Sancho is no longer with him, and a lot of of his finest men has given their lives in his service during the last war. But even so, he'll continue to fight For Great Justice until he can no longer breathe!
  • Determinator: His personality, as befits him being a Captain Ersatz of Don Quixote.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He dies of natural causes after the events of the second game.
  • For Great Justice: His reason for joining you in I and II, is that he knows your side is the good side.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very impulsive, much to Sancho's chagrin.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Values chivalry above all else.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He can't let his knightly duties go.

    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. The mother of Belle from III
  • Blow You Away: One of the characters with the highest Wind affinities in the game.
  • Born Lucky: She has the highest luck stat of any character in the second game and close to it in the first.
  • Cheerful Child: She's 13 in I and 16 in II.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Like her uncle, in a medieval world of swords and knights, she is able to build clockwork robots.
  • Genki Girl: Suikoden's poster girl for this trope.
  • Inept Mage: With a Earth, Fire or Resurrection rune she has an 'E' rank, meaning she does 20% more damage with it, but it has a 20% chance of backfiring. Downplayed in that she has top ranking in both Thunder and Wind and average in the rest.
  • Jumped at the Call: Since the first game, on her uncle's advice, she has been travelling the world on a journey of discovery.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is the niece of the mad inventor Juppo, from the first game.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Looks like she'd show her panties if she just stood up straight. Her knife-throwing animation in II gives a quick Panty Shot as does her sitting down to control Gadget in their Unite attack.
  • Robot Buddy: Since the first game, she is now always accompanied by Gadget.
  • Shock and Awe: One of the characters with the highest Lightning affinities in the game.
  • Teen Pregnancy: She became pregnant with Belle to an unknown father when only around 17.
  • To Be a Master: She strives to be a master trickster like her uncle.
  • The Trickster: She can wield the Trick Rune.

    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 flashbacks) 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 to Take Over the World by building a zombie army.
  • Battle Theme Music: He gets perhaps the best known one-shot battle themes for himself entitled "Gothic Neclord"
  • 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 in the 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.

    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.
  • Ambiguously Human: Like Yuber, it's unclear if he's really human. By all accounts, he looks like a very skilled knight, but no one has ever caught him sleeping or eating (judge for a cooking contest notwithstanding), and moves very quietly despite wearing such heavy armor. Richmond describes Pesmerga as "just a shadow from another existence."
  • Black Knight; A heroic variant.
  • Cool Sword: His BFS, "King Crimson", is said to be imbued with runic power.
  • Creepy Good: There's something very ominous about Pesmerga, but thankfully, he opposes the unambiguously evil Yuber and is always on your side.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wearing black armor, and having black hair, he's a good guy in both games.
  • Duel to the Death: Is looking to meet Yuber for one final battle.
  • Enemy Mine: He joins the heroes' armies purely to have a shot at facing their mutual enemy, Yuber.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: His face is mostly obscured by his visor.
  • Good Counterpart: To Yuber. Whereas Yuber always joins whichever side the hero is fighting against and ditches them once it's clear they've lost, Pesmerga serves the hero and stays with him loyally until the war has ended, in which case he leaves to continues his pursuit of Yuber.
  • Leave Him to Me!: He specifically demands that the hero leaves Yuber for him to deal with as part of his condition for joining.
  • Magic Knight: In contrast to his appearance in the first game, he's actually quite good at magic, in II.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "he who chases after death" in Kurdish.
  • Mysterious Past: His age, history and origin is all a mystery.
  • Noiseless Walker: You can have Richmond investigate him. He'll say he finds it "a little spooky" that Pesmerga can move around quietly with all that armor.
  • The Rival: To Yuber. He considers himself the only one alloed to defeat him.
  • Shout-Out: His sword's name in both games at the strongest upgrade is King Crimson.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Inexplicably absent in Suikoden III, when Yuber is arguably an even more central villain than in the previous two games. The most accepted excuse was that Yuber's change of costume finally made Pesmerga lose tracks on him (because he usually identified Yuber with his Black Knight armor).

    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.
  • Archer Archetype: Subverted. Unlike most elves, Stallion is competitive and very hyperactive.
  • Attention Whore: He's very boastful about his impressive speed.
  • Blow You Away: Has top ranking affinity for Wind in the second game.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Suikoden II, you must use "let go" or "run" 50 times in combat to be fast enough to beat him in a sprint-race before he'll join.
  • Expy: Of Sonic the Hedgehog, bordering on Captain Ersatz levels.
  • Gag Nose: Pointy Ears? Check, it's an elf custom. Pointy nose?! Well, that was unusual...
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: True to form, he will always have the first turn in battle due to his insane speed stats. This can be useful if you need a quick heal before the enemies attack.
  • Older Than They Look: Stallion is the second oldest elf in Toran, only beaten out by Rubi. However, he's kind of a braggart and a bit immature. He kinda mellowed out when he's in Dunan.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: His Godspeed Rune (mistranslated as the True Holy Rune) ensures 100% escape rate from battles except boss fights.
  • Speed Demon: He's fast, he knows it, and he's proud of it.
  • Super Speed: His specialty. Once he's in the party, walking speed doubles, making it far easier to traverse the world map.

    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.
  • The Captain: His skill in naval warfare aided the Liberation Army greatly.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In Suikoden II, the hero has to win 5000 potch from him before he'll join.
  • Fishing Mini Game: His specialty.
  • The Gambler: He's an avid gambler and loves Chinchirorin games, he has to be beaten in that game before joining the one that beat him.
  • Henpecked Husband: By Suikoden II, he's married to Kimberley from the first game, and as Richmond notes, he left Toran to get away from her. She also has a crush on Yam Koo despite this fact, which may explain why both of them skipped town at the same time.

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.
  • The Aloner: Generally Ted would rather be alone, because Soul Eater will devour whoever is close to him. Despite joining the Island Nations, he kept his distance and tried to shoo Aldo away for the latter's own good, and it failed. Though by the time I started, Ted has been moving away from the trope and got along fine with everyone in the McDohl household, especially Tir, whom he dubbed the only best friend he got after 300 years of wandering.
  • Archer Archetype: Fights with a bow.
  • Artifact 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 bearing it. However, after Lazlo refuses to give up his True Rune of Punishment, Ted changes his mind and decides 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: The curse of Soul Eater proved too much for him at first that he gave up the Rune to the Fog Ship Guide. After seeing Lazlo, however, Ted gathered enough bravery to resume his abnormal life.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Comes with the parcel by having Soul Eater, the True Rune that devours one's friends' souls so he can't make a lot of friends, while also being pursued by Windy.
  • 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 Tir and ask for the Soul Eater back.
  • Making a Splash: In IV, he also has a Water Rune attached.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.
  • 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. Valeria comes with the perks that she can recruit Anita without any needs of fetching her items (but you must not recruit Anita in Muse first) and she usually deals greater DPS while being able to break damage limit if she's lucky with her Falcon Rune. But aside of that, she lacks most of story-utilities that Kasumi provided.
  • 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.


  • 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 Damn Heroes: Flik and him have an habit of saving you from dire circumstances during Suikoden II, the most notable example being them saving Riou and Jowy from their execution at the hands of Rowd.
  • 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 Fire Rescue: Not once, but twice in Suikoden II:
    • When his fort is burning up after he himself set it on fire, he rescues Riou, Jowy and Pilika while Luca is incapacitated.
    • When Shu pulls his last gambit, Viktor is the one who saves his bacon. Shu himself was fully expecting to die and was at peace with that, and even complains about Viktor rescuing him.
  • 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.
  • 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: Yūichi 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.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Viktor and him have an habit of saving you from dire circumstances during Suikoden II, the most notable example being them saving Riou and Jowy from their execution at the hands of Rowd.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Odessa, in the first game.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: After his rejoining in the Liberation Army and taking over Garan, he got over in his head and launched yet another attack to Scarleticia Castle without any recons. It got him and the whole Liberation Army driven back without any problems by Milich's poisonous pollens.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both literally and figuratively. His stats in Suikoden 2 are all way above average, making him a force to be reckoned with, with luck being his sole low stat. He also has powerful unite attacks, including one with Viktor, another powerhouse. All in all, he is one of the best characters of the game.
  • 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. While he doesn't have perfect affinity, he still get a damage boost, which is more than most melee-oriented characters can hope for. His quite high magic also helps. His use of lightning magic and his blue coat granted him the nickname of "Flik the Blue Lightning".
  • 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 Jerkass 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.

Introduced in 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.
  • 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.
  • Four-Star Badass: After having served as a general for many powerful states, it is a given. In Suikoden 2, his army has the best offensive stat, beating Ridley's, another Four-Star Badass. For all intent and purposes, his army is a buffed up version of Ridley's, and is able to reach the highest attack score possible of 17 if you pair him with Shu and Pesmerga. Coupled with Shu's and his own Critical skill, any enemy army is doomed to be destroyed swiftly.
  • 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 games. In Suikoden 2 in particular, he has the best Strenght stat bar none.
  • Master Swordsman: Amongst the best, if not the best in the games.
  • 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.
  • One-Man Army: He's one of the best fighters for the active party across all games in the series.
  • 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, which he will always have in his inventory when he joins.
  • 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.

    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: His heritage is a mystery, but is people show deference to something called the "Crimson Bird". Zweig is considerably intrigued.
  • Playing with Fire: Joins with a Rage rune in Suikoden V. In both games he appears in, he has an affinity with fire magic, though said affinity was downgraded from "perfect" to just "good" from Suikoden II to V.
  • The Red Mage: Equally skilled as a physical fighter and as a mage, and his look is certainly reminiscent of the titular Red Mage from Final Fantasy. In both games he is playable, he has quite an amazing affinity with all runes, something which is usually reserved to specialized spellcasters, and even joins with a Rage rune in Suikoden V. He is one of the few characters that is able to unlock all three rune slots and who is entirely customisable, allowing him to become a Game-Breaker with the right set-up.
  • 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.

    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.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Suikoden III, Lilly saves the Fire Bringer during the Battle of Brass Castle by trapping the Harmonians in a pincer attack alongside Thomas.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In Suikoden II.
  • Character Development: In III, where she evolves from haughty diva to supportive team-member as the game progresses.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Chris, and slightly with Hugo.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Vampires. In Suikoden III, Lilly ends up ad-libbing and recounts more from personal experience when being made to play as Riou (her savior) in the Neclord's End play and generally she displays even more disgust to the vampire and tries to remove the experience from her mind. Because being kidnapped and almost made into his bride before she hit puberty is horrifying for her.

    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.
  • Action Mom: In III. A popular fan theory is that Jowy from II is the father of Hugo, since she became pregnant during the events of Suikoden II and since Hugo looks like Jowy and she interacted a lot with him.
  • Anime Hair: In Suikoden II, she sports a flowing, bouffant mane of blonde hair.
  • Assassin Outclassin': To Riou and later to Teresa.
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: Chief of the Karaya and one of their strongest fighters.
  • Boobs of Steel: A good, strong fighter, and she's got decent sized breasts.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Lucia attempts to assassinate Teresa, she stops herself and Teresa promises that she will make up for her father's wrongdoing. She later makes her father's crimes public and Lucia forgives Teresa.
  • It's Personal: Lucia is primarily fighting with Highland so she may get revenge on the people who murdered her father.
  • Mama Bear: In Suikoden III, if she's in the party and Hugo gets knocked out, she literally goes Berserk.
  • Older and Wiser: She's mellowed out considerably from her more Hot-Blooded days from Suikoden II.
  • Playing with Fire: Wields the Rage Rune, the more powerful form of Fire rune in the game... If it wasn't for the existence of the True Fire Rune in her playable game, it would've been the most powerful.

    Sasarai 

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

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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.
  • Artificial Human: Like Luc, he's a clone of Hikusaak made to carry a True Rune. In his case, the True Earth Rune.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Sasarai wields the most powerful earth rune, the True Earth Rune.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Has green eyes and hair.
  • Duel Boss: In Suikoden III, he is fought during Hugo Chapter 3, and at the end of Luc's Playable Epilogue.
  • Enemy Mine: In his debut appearance in II, he was an ally of Highland therefore was an antagonist. As a member of the Harmonian Army, he continued to antagonize Hugo and others in III, but then Luc pulled a series-wide Face–Heel Turn and Sasarai is fated to oppose him, so he brought a few of the Harmonians under him to join the new Fire Bringers as a Face. He's kind of on a similar boat with Lucia in this term.
  • Eye Motifs: In III, his weapon has is named "Guardian's Eye".

    Tuta 

Appears in: II, III.

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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.
  • Magikarp Power: In Suikoden II he has pretty sub-standard stats and the lowest HP in the game. However, if you managed to grind him to level 99, he can be a useful Water mage.
  • Making a Splash: His best elemental affinity.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: By the time of his reappearance in III, he's grown into a handsome young man.
  • The Medic: He is Dr Huan's assistant.
  • Combat Medic: In II, he can be used in battles and fights by throwing stones.
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