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New Armes Kingdom

    In General 
  • Invulnerable Attack: Every Armes character (ally and foes alike) can use the Charge Skill during War Battles. It's a Foe-Tossing Charge that reduces 20% of the enemy HP.
  • Sim Sim Salabim: Most Armes characters seems to owe their origins to the Indian subcontinent. Also "Madras", one of its clans, is the name of a city in the south of India.

Madra Clan

    Shula Valya 
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Tenkyu Star
Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

An enigmatic commander in the Armes army.


  • Aloof Big Brother: Josephine is his runaway little sister.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Never stated, but he seems fond of Cius.
  • Beauty Mark: Just below his left eye.
  • Bishounen: Nifsara certaily thinks so.
  • Bodyguard Babes: Sharmista and Nifsara are his personal protectors.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Especially if you're Cius, who refers to him as an "androgynous freak".
  • Enigmatic Minion: Starts off as one.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: He is extremely polite, even in his capacity as Armes Marine corp commander, and refuses to deploy his troops against the Prince.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the first thing he does is doesn't ride out to pointless wars. He's also concerned that if his soldiers buy too many gifts, it would cause inflation in Estrise, so he limits them.
  • Technical Pacifist: Despite his comrades from Armes joining the Godwins in the fight against the Prince, it is revealed that he actually wanted the Prince's Army to triumph in order to foster peaceful relations with Armes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.

    Sharmista 
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Chii Star
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP)

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her sense of fashion.


    Nifsara 
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Chimei Star
Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP); Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

One of Shula's bodyguards, known for her love of Bishounen.


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Darja Clan

    Maha Sparna 
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Voiced by: Kazuko Okada (JP)

An Armes General who allies with the Godwin faction.


  • The Baroness: Has all of the criteria, although not any form of sexpot.
  • Dirty Coward: Following defeat by the Prince's army after her misjudged alliance with the Godwins, she destroyed the Sable-Armes border gate in order to ensure that she would not be pursued. Her cowardly actions trapped the Southern Mountain Corp and made their retreat impossible, leading directly to Jidan's death and her own disgrace and eventual execution back home.
  • Evil Matriarch: Of the Armes Darja Clan.
  • Evil Plan: She rides into battle when Godwin makes a deal with Armes. If Armes will help subjugate the Prince's forces, then Armes will gain all former Barows territory after the war ends. She attacks the Castle HQ, but finds the castle empty. The Prince then counter-attacks with the aid of the Dragon Cavalry and by activating the sluice gate on Ceras Lake to flood the castle. Most of the Armes troops are useless, abandoning their weapons to escape the flooding castle.
  • Humiliation Conga: Her troops lose their weapons, she's chased back to Armes, leaves her subordinate to die, and gets killed for her trouble.
  • Ice Queen: And certainly an unsympathetic one.
  • Killed Offscreen: Her death is only mentioned by Shula Valya.
  • Off with Her Head!: After the retake of Sable, she fled back in Armes in disgrace and was beheaded.
  • Royal Rapier: Her weapon of choice.
  • The Unfought: She is never confronted directly.
    • Downplayed in that Maha participate in War Battles, but spends her time in the back corner, while her troops charge at the enemy. In the said battles, the objetive for victory is either "survive for some time" or "defeat a certain numbers of enemies", making it possible to win without even confronting her unit.

    Jidan Guisu 
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Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

Maha Sparna's right hand.


  • An Axe to Grind: He wields a huge axe.
  • The Berserker: Having been abandoned by Maha, and thoroughly trounced by the Prince, he makes one last ditch attempt at victory, but is slain in combat.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: His look, although fat bastardly-whiplash is probably more apt.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Uses an Earth Rune in combat.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If you refuse to abandon the HQ Castle, Jidan kills Roy from afar with a Rain of Arrows, while he is fighting Childerich at the bridge.
  • Fat Bastard: He's bloody enormous.
  • Hero Killer: Subverted. If you refuse to abandon the castle, he will kill Roy, who is disguised as the Prince.
  • Killed Off for Real: Following Maha's cowardice, detailed above.
  • Killed Offscreen: If you went to Doraat, instead of Sable, Dinn will comment that Jidan was killed in battle and his boss escaped.
    • Can be subverted by choosing to aid the retake of Sable, but in this case, Bahram Luger will be the one to die offscreen.
  • Last Stand: After Sparna closes the border gate and runs away by herself, leaving him alone and surrounded by the Liberation Army, a enraged Jidan charges at Dinn and the Prince, but is killed in battle.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: If you choose to stay in the castle, he's the one who delivers the killing blow to Roy.
  • Number Two: He is Maha Sparna's right-hand man.
  • Skippable Boss: A fight against him can be avoided by choosing to chase Childerich in Doraat, instead of going to Sable. By doing so, you will fight admiral Bahram Luger.
  • Villainous Glutton: His first move in each conquered city is to loot food.

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Others

    Zegai 
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Tensyo Star
Voiced by: Jun Ishimaru (JP); Skip Stellrecht (EN)

A gladiator-slave who fights on behalf of Euram during the Sacred Games.


  • Badass Back: His victory pose.
  • Barbarian Hero: Has the look and prefers nature to civilization. But he is intelligent and knows his weapons.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He is instrumental in the Godwin coup, as he is able to fend off Dolph enough for the Prince and Sialeeds to get away.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields a huge guan dao named Sagami.
  • Combination Attack: Crowd Favorites, with Shoon and Belcoot.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: He lives outdoors, so his tanned skin isn't unusual.
  • Gladiator Games: He serves as the Barrows family's champion in the Sacred Games.
  • Heroic Build: His abs could probably double as sandpaper.
  • Loincloth
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was disqualified from the Games when, supposedly, Armes informants were talking to him about killing the Queen. In reality, they were just talking in the native Armes tongue, but it was enough to have him sentenced to death. Luckily, Lady Sialeeds pieces together the story and intervenes Just in Time to save him.
  • One-Man Army: Originally from Armes, he fought off a battalion of 100 Falenan troops whilst poaching across the border.
  • Plot Armor: Inverted. If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
    • He can also be killed during the duel against Childerich.
  • Rated M for Manly: Walking Shirtless Scene and a Proud Warrior Race Guy, living as a nomad in the woods. Oh yeah.
  • Super Senses: He's able to navigate the North Lunas Woods with no problem, something that only elves are supposed to be able to do. Urda is highly frustrated by this.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: His speciality. He runs the combat training centre at HQ.
  • Underwear of Power: A non-fetished example.
  • Vocal Dissonance: He barely speaks, but his high-pitched, perky "Good!" victory quote, does not fit his gruff exterior.

    Gavaya 
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Chibi Star
Voiced by: Kiyotaka Furushima (JP); Doug Stone (EN)

A perverted warrior from Armes who seeks to enter the Sacred Games, only to be forbidden from doing so due to his nationality.


    Nakula 
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Teni Star

An Armes soldier who seeks to avenge his father, who was killed by a Nether Gate assassin.


  • Big Guy: He towers over most.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields the God Spear.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a X shaped scar on his forehead.
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All: There's only a relatively short time window to recruit him and his out-of-the-way placement doesn't help. You have to recruit him to properly recruit Sagiri.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He is persuaded to join the Prince as he too is out to destroy Nether Gate (see below).
  • Heroic Build: The skimpy clothes helped.
  • Plot Armor: Inverted. He is one of the characters that can be Killed Off for Real during War Battles.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Nakula has an estranged twin brother. They had a falling out over Nakula's bloody quest for vengeance.
  • The Promise: A dark take. At the end of the game, he promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.
  • Revenge: Against his father's murderer, who turns out to be Sagiri. After he learns of Nether Gate, he swore vengeance and vowed to bring down the entire organization.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Nakula don't care about the circumstances of Sagiri and the other children-turned assassins, he just wants to kill them all to avenge his father's death.
  • Sociopathic Hero: While on the Prince's side, he's still a bloodthirsty asshole. Justified by both his backstory and the fact that its pretty clear his vengeance is all he has left.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: He follows Sagiri around, and is often found waiting outside whatever room she is in. This becomes particularly poignant at moments such as before massive battles, where most of the characters are spending time with their friends and loved ones. Nakula has nothing left but his hatred, and Sagiri is a living symbol of that hate.
  • Undeathly Pallor: His skin is an odd, sickly colour, which lends him a slightly unsettling look.
  • Villainous Valour: While fighting for Armes he holds off the entire Falenan army, seemingly to buy his lord a chance to escape. Lord Solis rewards Nakula's bravery by sparing his life and having him treated for his wounds.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Of a sort. He was wounded in the initial battle with Armes, however his reason for fighting so recklessly was not out of loyalty to Jidan Guisu, but in order to become injured/captured so he'd have to stay in Falena and could therefore pursue his father's killer.
  • Wrath: His attack quote during War Battles:
    Nakula: Get ready to feel my rage! I'll pretend you're all from Nether Gate!

Island Nations Federation

    Skald Egan 
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An admiral of the Island Nations who represents his country in negotiations with Falena.


  • Ambadassador: He is the official representative of the Island Nations, an area thoroughly realized in Suikoden 4.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Cool, likes to play tricks, and devoted to justice.
  • The Captain: He is is the Captain of the flagship of the Obel Maritime Fleet.
  • Continuity Nod: The Island Nations story arc references Suikoden 4 a good deal. His ship is the "Lino En Kuldes", named after the King of Obel appearing in that game.
  • Disappeared Dad: He is Ferid's father, but like his son, kept their familial relationship a secret so as not to arouse fears that the Island Nations Federation held an undue influence over the Falena Queendom.
  • Flaw Exploitation: He takes advantage of his daughter Bernadette's steely adherence to procedure, cajoling her into going along with his schemes by presenting a much wilder option so she will compromise and go for a subtler approach, but still go ahead with it. He wins either way.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Usually, he remains Heroic Neutral on international matters, but after the Prince helps to stop a group of pirates from burning down the Nirva Lighthouse in his territory, he joins the Prince's cause.
  • I Shall Taunt You: He is constantly bantering with his daughter Bernadette, and arguably goes a little far sometimes but he is well meaning, and his teasing is likely done as a secret test of her character.
  • Military Maverick: He is often at odds with the Obel Maritime Council, and does things without their approval, much to Bernadette's disapproval.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: His son Ferid, daughter Bernadette, grand-daughter Lymsleia and he all share similar features, hair and eye colouring.
  • Those Two Guys: He and daughter Bernadette exhibit this. He's constantly bantering with her, whereas she is steely and serious.

    Bernadette Egan 
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Tenjyu Star
Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP)

Skald's daughter, who is sent to assist the Prince as an unofficial show of support.


    Yahr 
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Chisin Star
Voiced by: Hideki Tanaka (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with his partner, Nelis.


  • Anime Hair: He sports a crown of spikes, with a shoulder-length mullet. In silver.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: He loves Chisato's puppet shows.
  • Continuity Nod: His whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in Suikoden Tactics.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: He was sent on a special mission to find and gather the few remaining Rune Cannon shells for the Island Nations.
  • Destroy the Evidence: He comes to realise the danger that rune cannons present, and views them as a bad influence. He even went so far as to not report and even destroy rune cannons he finds.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields twin swords in combat.

    Nelis 
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Chitai Star
Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

A soldier of the Island Nations who seeks to find and destroy Rune Cannons along with her partner, Yahr.


  • The Atoner: She joins Yahr's missions to make up for the misdeeds of her ancestor.
  • Continuity Nod: Her whole story arc is a reference to the dangers of rune cannons, which is fully explored in Suikoden Tactics.
  • Dismantled MacGuffin: She accompanies Yahr on his special mission, detailed in his entry above, helping him to Destroy the Evidence.
  • Famous Ancestor: She is descended from Pablo of Suikoden 4 fame, the mage responsable for aiding the creation of rune cannons over 150 years prior.
  • The Hard Hat: She wears a peculiar (and not especially flattering) bullet-shaped helmet incorporating a cape.
  • Number Two: She is Yahr's adjutant.

    Chisato 
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Chiken Star
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP)

A shy ventriloquist with the ability to mimic any voice.


  • Actual Pacifist: Despises violence, and even the thought chills her.
  • Continuity Nod: Her puppet shows reference the Island Nation's historical events played out in Suikoden 4, with one starring the pirate Brandeau and Princess Flare of Obel.
  • Friend to All Children: She makes puppet shows for children, but she deeply loves them too.
  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: In-universe example. She's normally shy and quiet, but whenever she gets "into character" (for her puppet shows or anything else), she can be quite excitable and energetic.
  • Girl Next Door: Has the vibe, except for being an unattached woman.
  • Hand Puppet: Her speciality. She loves to make Puppet Shows to entertain children.
  • Muggle Power: In a world where magic can be sold like a product, her amazing mimicry is completely mundane in origin.
  • The Red Baron: She's known as "the woman of 1000 voices", which is itself a Shout-Out to Mel Blanc, the legendary cartoon voice actor with a seemingly endless repertoire.
  • Shrinking Violet: Despite her performing talents, she's painfully shy.
  • Voice Changeling: She is integral to the Island Nation Rescue Arc, when pirates hold a child hostage in exchange for the release of their captain. Bernadette disguises her as the captain using a hood, and with her amazing talent for mimicry, she fools the pirates and the boy is rescued.

Zelant

    Norma 
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Tenyu Star
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP)

A young woman who does a show with her best friend, Ernst.


  • Ballet: Her look, complete with a tutu-esque skirt and ballet shoes.
  • Devoted to You: She is passionate about finding a wizard to help Ernst with his curse (see below).
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Downplayed. With her ribbons, dress, and ballet-style attacks, she's very feminine. However, her cooking is terrible. But she learned and practiced her baking really hard so that when Ernst is a human, she can satisfy his Sweet Tooth.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Gold Fever: A gameplay mechanic: Norma's special skill increases the amount of Potch the player gains after a battle.
  • Kawaiiko
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Mini Dress Of Power
  • Simple Staff: She wields the Lovely Baton in combat.
  • Street Performer: She travels with her leopard companion, Ernst, showing off how intelligent an animal he is by having him solve arithmetic problems. However, it is later revealed that she is a Hustler as Ernst is actually an intelligent lycanthrope.
  • Waif-Fu

    Ernst 
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Tensatsu Sta
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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (JP)

Norma's best friend. He has been cursed with a rune that has turned him into a leopard.


  • Animorphism
  • Bishounen: In his human form.
  • Chick Magnet: Linfa and Nifsara showed an interest in him, wondering if he was cute enough in normal form to be a target for their group, SAPPHIRE.
  • Eyes of Gold
  • Find the Cure!: He and Norma are desperate to track down a wizard powerful enough to cure him. Levi offers his assistance as he is keen to take the rune for himself, but it is not revealed if he was successful in helping Ernst fully.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: To Norma, in his leopard form.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He's a were-leopard.
  • Morphic Resonance: In his human form, he retains leopard spots across his shoulders and torso.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Norma. Subverted, as he is a human.
  • Panthera Awesome
  • Street Performer: In his leopard form he earns potch by showing off how intelligent an animal he is by appearing to solve arithmetic problems.
  • Sweet Tooth: Like Georg, Ernst is said to love sweets like cakes. However, since he's normally a panther, he can't eat them unless it's the full moon, when he turns back to normal.

Kanakan

    Belcoot 
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Tenan Star
Voiced by: Takashi Akiyama (JP)

A swordsman competing in the Sacred Games in the hopes of outlawing slavery in Falena.


  • Arranged Marriage: He was looking forward to the prize of the Sacred Games: Marrying Princess Lymsleia. Not because he really loved her, but he figured he could help make the world better for the gladiators and people of Falena. Given that Arshtat and Ferid had already made reforms already, he probably figured Lymsleia would be keen on the idea as well.
  • Bishounen: He certainly hooked Marina effortlessly.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Sialeeds wonders how he could have spent time in Kanakan as such a lightweight.
  • Chick Magnet: Especially where Marina is concerned.
  • Continuity Nod: His Falcon Rune is, to long-time fans, an indicator of his skill, especially as the rune only ever shows up on one genuinely accomplished swordsman/swordswoman in each game.
  • Defector from Decadence: He soon became jaded with the brutal way his fellow fighters were treated and ran away to Kanakan.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Although not seen in game, we're told Belcoot has a terrible looking tattoo. It's used to disguise the white tattoo used to mark gladiator slaves, so that he wasn't caught.
  • For Great Justice: His aim is to win the Sacred Games, and thus marry Princess Lymsleia, to ensure the safety of his fellow gladiators in the future.
  • He's Back: Upon his return to Sol-Falena around the time of the Sacred Games, he began to wipe the floor with the competition.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he's in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Master Swordsman: A candidate for "most skilled in the game," along with Georg and Richard.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Amongst the hottest guys in the series. Marina is positively smitten with him, and Sialeeds does compliment his looks.
  • Nice Guy: He refuses to mention Godwin cheated, mostly because Marina, or her employers, could be hurt by the Godwins.
  • Oblivious to Love: He's very dense when it comes to love and cannot suspect Marina's true feelings for him.
  • Rescue Arc: Stormfist thugs, unhappy with a "foreigner" like Belcoot potentially marrying the Princess, kidnapped him, requiring the Prince and his party to race to the rescue. Their plan foiled, these same thugs then kidnapped Marina, a local girl friendly with Belcoot to lure him into a trap. He rushed to the rescue with the Prince's help and saved Marina.
  • Slipping a Mickey: With Marina safe, he prepared himself for the final against Childerich (The Godwin's champion) but he was drugged by Marina herself (explained in her entry, below) and was unable to fight, allowing the Godwin faction victory in the contest. He forgives her, and later on (after the coup) points out that this was probably for the best, as the Godwin's would have used some other method, most likely lethal, to get him out of the picture.
  • Tyke Bomb: He was born and raised to be a gladiator in Suikoden's very own Thunderdome, Stormfist.

Katana

    Hazuki 
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Chikyu Star

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

A swordswoman who has come to Falena to test her skills against Belcoot.


  • Action Girl
  • Always Someone Better: Belcoot, much to her annoyance.
  • Ice Queen: She's frosty and serious, and show's a special contempt for Nikea who she feels beneath her and Gavaya, who was so persistent in his marriage proposals that she actually drew her sword to him.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She wields a katana named Ishima.
  • Lady of War: Her outfit certainly has the look, and her strikes are very graceful.
  • The Rival: To Belcoot.
  • Samurai: Her look, albeit a female variation.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She has an intense (fairly one-sided) rivalry with Belcoot, as he is the only swordsman to ever best her in combat.
  • To Be a Master: Improving her fighting skills is her life's goal.
  • Triang Relations: Marina is highly suspicious of her seemingly professional interest in Belcoot, thinking it may well be more than that. She may well have a point.


Unknown nationality

    Zerase 
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Tenkan Star
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP); Carol Stanzione (EN)

An enigmatic woman who is concerned with Falena's three runes.


  • The Archmage: She's one of, if not the best magic users in the game and wields the powerful Star Rune.
  • Badass Long Robe: Cascades to the floor.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She's mysterious, possibly non-human, and her skin doesn't lose its paleness when she's taking a bath.
  • Flechette Storm: She hurls needle-like darts in combat.
  • Game-Breaker: Invoked. To quote a rather amusing comment from a walkthrough; "If you equip her with a Magic Absorb Rune on her right hand and a Flowing Rune on her left, the game will basically just give up and let you win."
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's not evil, and gives some helpful advice. But she is a gigantic bitch.
  • Jerkass: She get better around the last moments of the game, though only to the prince.
  • Lady of Black Magic: A mysterious female magician in a black dress and robe with knowledge of runes and a withdrawn demeanor. She's the most powerful magic user in-game, with her unique Star Rune second only to the Twilight Rune in damage caused.
  • Mysterious Past: She is acquainted with Jeane and Leknaat, which is intriguing and throws up even more questions about who or what she is.
    • Not to mention her connection to the Night Rune, better known to fans of the previous games as the Star Dragon Sword. Her Star Rune is the unique "offspring" of the Night Rune.
  • Not So Stoic: When confronted by the idea of the Dawn or Twilight Runes being held by an unworthy host. Or when her group is about to be attacked by someone who is worthy, like Sialeeds.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Possibly, given her connection to the above mentioned characters.
  • Sour Supporter: She doesn't think much of anyone, although she does come around.
  • The Snark Knight: From her introduction, and she doesn't let up.
  • Star Power: Her Star Rune, of course.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She has a bad habit of showing up, insulting everyone who so much as breathes in her general direction, and disappearing just as quickly.
  • The Stoic: She's very icy and aloof.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Only Sialeeds snarks more than her.
  • Witch Species: Hinted at.

    Nikea 
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Chiaku Star
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

An empty headed warrior who was denied entry into the Sacred Games because of her gender.


  • Action Girl: She's one of the few who'll take on the Prince one-on-one.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She specializes in unarmed combat.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Makes a bit more sense since she's a marital artist.
  • Big Eater: As is required for someone of her musculature. Mentioned by both Oboro and Retso (the Team Chef, no less).
  • Body Guard Babes: After first meeting in Stormfist, the Prince then encounters her in Lelcar, where she is working as Orok's bodyguard.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Hits hard, but is always bright and bubbly.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Her specials all have ridiculous names!
  • Combination Attack: With Shoon.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite her cheerful and oblivious nature, she is one of the game's best fighters. She hits hard and can combo up to 5 times if you raise her technique.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After an initial fight during the Lelcar conscripted boys Rescue Arc, and a subsequent one-on-one duel, she joins the Prince.
  • Duel Boss: Optional, and the Prince doesn't need to win. But she joins ater this.
  • Fun Personified: She's consistently upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic.
  • Gladiator Games: She's a professional fighter, making a good living from competing.
  • Heroic Build: Unusual for a woman, but she has it perfectly.
  • Hot-Blooded: She can be pretty feisty.
  • Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Despite the spirited protestations, she didn't even know that the prize, aside from fame and glory, was that the winner would marry the Princess.
  • Kick Chick: Fights by kicking others.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Large Ham: It's hilariously easy to tell when she's going to use a 'Special' attack during her one-on-one battle against the Prince.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Her combination attack with Shoon, which is only available when they're both in berserk status, basically consists of the two of them going to town on one enemy.
  • Oh, Crap!: A pretty funny one comes after the fight in Lelcar when she realizes she just attacked the Prince of Falena (Not stupidity on her part, she had only seen him once before and the prince was in disguise at the time).
    Nikea: Uh oh...! That means... I conked the Prince in the head! They'll throw me in the Feitas (river) for sure!
  • She Is the King: Sialeeds almost wishes Nikea was a man, because, if she was married to Lym, she figures there would always be something interesting going on. Georg thinks she's be incompetent. But still better than Euram.
  • Straw Feminist: She didn't realize women were forbidden to compete in the Sacred Games, and launches into a confused rant, since she says, in Falena, women have the power.

    Alhazred 
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Chisui Star
Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

A scholar who is trying to find the Book of Condemnation before it can create a disaster.


  • Anime Hair: He sports zig-zagging, lightning bolt shaped beard, eyebrow and head hair.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Can use the Mother Earth Rune during War Battles.
  • Encyclopedia Exposita: His speciality. He manages Suikoden 5's version of this, the Old Books volume 1-13.
  • Fetch Quest: He requests the Prince's help in questing for the Book of Condemnation, an incredibly dangerous book he wants to keep secure. It even attacks him and the Prince when it is finally found.
  • Guide Dang It!: His recruitment process is a veritable Side Quest in itself, and again, like with many other Suikoden 5 characters, it requires a great deal of foresight (and luck) to complete the long chain of triggered events without a guidebook.
  • The Illegible: His writing script is so ornate that it is impossible to decipher.
  • Shout-Out: His name (and storyline) is one big shoutout to Abdul Alhazred, a fictional character in H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. In the books, Alhazred was the author of the Necronomicon, an evil book whose possessors fell victim to an unpleasant end, including Alhazred himself.
  • Secretly Wealthy: He comes across as a book peddler, but he's actually incredibly rich.
  • Smart Guy
  • Stout Strength: He's not bad in combat, despite his rotund build.
  • Throw the Book at Them: He wields a large book in combat, again all named for Lovecraft references.

    Linfa 
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Chisyu Star

A conwoman who cheats the Prince out of some money.


  • The Barnum: She tricks people into playing cards, with money often involved, and cheats, thereby getting herself some money to pay off her debt.
  • Betting Mini-Game: Her speciality. The Prince can play her at the card game "Blind Man's Bluff" for potch.
  • Bi the Way: Is not above seducing women, especially to worm her way out of a debt.
  • Chinese Girl: Dresses like one.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The player must best her at cards in order for her to join.
  • Dragon Lady: In training.
  • Femme Fatale: She is a very manipulative.
  • The Gambler: Plays the Blindman's Bluff, a Betting Minigame.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: She's hot and knows it, often employing her seductress skills to get out of trouble when the cards don't go her way.
  • Lovable Rogue
  • Ms. Fanservice: With her sulky smile, sultry eyes and seductive attitude, she's easily amongst the hottest characters in the game.
  • Qipao: She wears a sexy, clingy Chinese dress in purple that incorporates a dragon motif.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: Once recruited, she forms a (slightly ridiculous) secret society with Nifsara, called the Secret Alliance for the Protection of Pretty Hunks In Real Endangerment (SAPPHIRE)

    Taylor 
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Chiyou Star

A nosy reporter.


    Raven 
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Chisatsu Star

A thief who fancies himself Oboro's archenemy.


  • Cunning Like a Fox
  • Defeat Means Friendship: He then joins the Loyalist forces, suitably impressed the Prince managed to catch him.
  • Evil Albino: He has white hair/eyebrows, and eyes of a pink-ish colour.
  • Invisibility Cloak: He is aided mostly by his Raven Rune, which makes him completely invisible in low-light conditions.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Memento MacGuffin: His signature thefts are the family trees of the Falenan nobles, including Solis Raulbel of Sable.
  • Meaningful Name: His weapons upgrade as Rook, Carrion Crow, Nevermore. The latter being a Shout-Out to Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem (Quoth the raven, "Nevermore").
  • Ninja: His look.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is unknown.
  • The Rival: As expected, Great Detective Oboro is hot on his heels, refering to him (derisively) as "Crow".
  • Villain Ball: He's is finally caught after Egbert's ancient and valuable Aethelbald family tree is used as bait and he becomes trapped in the HQ store-room.
  • Wolverine Claws: He wields a clawed glove in combat.

    Eresh 
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(A possible) Tenfu Star
Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP)

An enigmatic girl who has an unknown connection to the Ancient Armes Kingdom.


  • The Archmage: Eresh ties Zerase for the most powerful magic user in the game.
  • Child Mage: In appearance, but this could be deceptive if she is (as is implied) of the same group as Jeane.
  • Death Is Cheap: If she's killed in a war battle, Jeane hints that she will eventually come back, although she never does during the game.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in is killed during a War Battle, there is a chance she will die.
  • Magic Staff: She wields the Ner-Gal staff.
  • Miko: She wears the robes of the Nagarean clergy. Robes implying a rank that would be impossible to obtain at her apparent age.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She shares a Star of Destiny with Euram Barrows. Recruiting one prevents you from recruiting the other. Some consider her more useful than Euram, though she is definitely harder to recruit.
  • Mysterious Past: Like Zerase, she is also acquainted with Jeane, who refers to Eresh as her "comrade".
  • Mysterious Veil: Hers obscure the lower half of her face.
  • Mysterious Waif: Canon-wise, she is potentially even more powerful than the legendary Jeane, as only she can penetrate the very lower levels of the ancient Armes ruins in the Big Hole.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Although unusual since it's on a woman.
  • Shock and Awe: Can use the Thunder Rune during War Battles.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: She has a peculiar manner of speech and is a Third-Person Person.

    Levi 
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Chizen Star
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A skilled mage who is studying a mysterious hole in the ground.


  • The Archmage: He is not as powerful as some of the other mages (Zerase, for example) but he's still nothing to scoff at.
  • Badass Grandpa: He has the look.
  • Badass Long Robe: Just like Zerase.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: He claims to have created the 'Big Hole' in order to have his apprentice Bergen mine there for materials that may be of use for his research.
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's not what you'd call "nice."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He comes across as very gruff and irritable, but does (albeit to further his research) agree to help Norma find a cure for Ernst's lycanthropy.
  • Kid Sidekick: Bergen, who he treats fairly shabbily, but keeps him interested with the promise furthering his training.
  • Magic Staff: He wields the The Viper Staff.
  • Playing with Fire: Can use the Rage Rune during War Battles.
  • The Professor: He's an expert on rune magic, but dislikes the term "wizard" and refers to himself as a "magic rune scholar". After being recruited, Levi becomes the castle's Magic Tutor.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Which makes him a good candidate to help recruit Genoh, along with his high level when he's recruited.
  • Summon Magic: Levi has a Pale Gate Rune attached. It allows him to attack by summoning monsters from another world.
  • Talking Weapon: The snake motif on his staff is actually a real snake.
    • Speaks Fluent Animal: With whom he holds regular conversations (in snake!). Also comes in handy to possibly help recruit Byakuren.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: His speciality. Has the Tutor skill that allows magic training anywhere.
  • Witch Species: Possibly.

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