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Lucretia and Agate Prison

    Lucretia Merces 
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Tenki Star
Voiced by: Akane Sakai (JP)

An enigmatic strategist who was imprisoned following the Lordlake Rebellion.


  • Bi the Way: She had a husband in the past and was Marscal's mistress, before she was imprisoned at Agate. While there, she met Lelei and is implied to have seduced her. It's also suggested that they may secretly be in a relationship. And there are subtle implications that Lucretia may haven been involved with Cathari in the past, as well.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: She has a nigh-incomprehensible sense of humor, which includes giving an over the top "Awesome McCool" Name that's a sentence on its own to your castle when you first get it.
  • But Now I Must Go: Disappears at the end of the game. A conversation with the dying Sialeeds remarks that the Prince now no longer has any need of her. Quite possibly the reason why she leaves Cius, but lets Lelei comes with her.
  • The Chessmaster: One of the series's premier examples.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has the same look as the Karaya from Suikoden 3. Turns out this is because she is Karayan by blood, and went to Harmonia after her home was scorched by the True Fire Rune during the first Fire Bringer War.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Nobody likes the overly long pseudo-poetic names she suggests for things like the army or the castle.
  • Heel–Face Turn: It's revealed shortly after she's recruited that she used to be a Strategist for the Godwins, and betrayed them the moment she felt that serving them wasn't the right thing to do. In fact, the reason Arshtat sent her to the prison in the first place was to prevent the Godwins from executing her.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: The true nature of her relationship with Lelei is left uncertain, though the game suggests they may secretly be an item. Or at least, intimate. On the night before final battle, Lelei asks to stay in her room after Cius and the others are gone. Lucretia complies as the screen fades to black amidst a scene change.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Downplayed. Lucretia is implied to be bissexual and is very girlish, compared to her implied crushes: Lelei and Cathari. And yet she clearly wears the pants in the relationship.
  • The Mole: Implied to have been one for Harmonia. Whether the reason why she hasn't reported in to her superiors since being released is because she's Become The Mask or because she's been distracted by the war is unknown.
  • Multicolored Hair: Like some of the Karaya Tribe members, Lucretia's hair is predominately blonde, but it also has a small bang of some other color, in her case green.
  • Odd Name Out: She's one of the few Suikoden strategists who are not of the Silverberg lineage, the others being Apple and Shu (from Suikoden I & II respectively), who both studied military strategy under Mathiu.
  • Red Herring: When Mascal Godwin learns that the Prince recruited her, he comments that Lucretia is a cunning woman who backstabs anyone she works with for self-interests. He reaffirms this after she leaves Rainwall, and claims that the Prince will be the next.
    • At Agate Prison, Lucretia herself admits that she could betray the Prince if she felt that he was wrong.
    • Despite that, she never betrays the Liberation Army.
  • Rescue Arc: The Prince must bust her out of prison before she can be recruited.
  • Shoot the Dog: She convinced Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Shout-Out: Her feather fan and overall look seems to be a fond nod to legendary strategist, Zhuge Liang. Not to mention her tactics.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker
  • The Strategist: The games makes it firmly clear that she's one of the absolute best in the whole series, and shows it in the actual battles she orchestrates, with planning bordering on precognition, just like the person she's based on.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Her portrait expression exhibits this when she is dishing out her strategic advice.

Agate Prison

    Lelei 
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Chifuku Star
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP); Stephanie Sheh (EN)

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, she and her partner, Cius, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins. Lucretia later trains her as a strategist.


  • Ambiguously Lesbian: The game drops every possible hint short of confirming that she's in love with Lucretia. If you have Oboro investigate her, two of his reports even imply that they might actually be romantically involved.
    Report #2: "She was a guard at Agate Prison, where she was in charge of Lucretia's cell. It's said she fell hard for - I mean, became deeply concerned for Lucretia's safety."
    Report: (on Lucretia) "Cius and Lelei were in charge of guarding her at Agate Prison, but she has deeper relationship with Lelei. She's a wicked woman, that Lucretia."
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Cius during their unite attack.
  • Bodyguard Crush: She takes it upon herself to guard Lucretia, because of her feelings for her and will automatically join the Prince's army when Lucretia does.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps hers neatly cropped in military fashion.
  • Butch Lesbian/Lipstick Lesbian: She has traits of both. Either way, Lucretia clearly wears the pants in the relationship.
  • Combination Attack: Lockdown, peformed with Cius.
  • Hide Your Lesbians: Lelei's devotion to Lucretia and her mannerism around her heavily suggests she's in love with her, which may or may not be reciprocal.
    • She'll immediately resign from her post at Agate Prison to join the Prince's army, so she can remain at Lucretia's side. While she swears to serve the Prince faithfully, she states that her loyalty lies with Lucretia.
    • On the night before the final battle, Lucretia gives Cius and Lelei the night off after going over their strategy. However, Lelei asks if she can stay a moment longer, after the others have left the room. Lucretia honors her request.
    • During the game's ending, it's said that she and Lucretia ditched Cius and left Sol Falena together. Though Lelei eventually returns to the Capitol and becomes Queen Lymsleia's chief strategist.
  • Lesbian Cop: She's a former prison guard, who fell for her female prisoner.
  • Lima Syndrome: According to one of Oboro's reports, she fell hard for Lucretia while guarding her cell.
  • Number Two: She acts as Lucretia's substitute during the Lelcar siege.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Cius. They get along well, but Lelei is only interested in women.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: Serves as Lucretia's adjutant.
  • Royal Rapier: The weapon used by the guard detail at Agate Prison.
  • Statuesque Stunner: However, she finds her height embarrassing and tends to stoop. This gets played for laughs in one of the bath scenes.
  • The Strategist: Lucretia has been teaching her military strategy, and she serves as the Prince's military advisor when her mistress isn't around.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the epilogue, she disappears with Lucretia, but reemerges some time later as a genius strategist.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lucretia.

    Cius 
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Chikai Star
Voiced by: Takashi Akiyama (JP)

One of the guards assigned to watch Lucretia's cell. In reality, he and his partner, Lelei, have befriended Lucretia and are protecting her from assassins.


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Lelei in their unite attack.
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: His partnership with Lucretia and Leilei is exactly that, which he explains to Roog during their bathouse skit. Cius also submits a formal letter of complaint to the Prince's inbox, noting some of the male officers have been fraternizing with the females and requests that the Prince put a stop to it.
  • The Champion: To Lucretia.
  • Combination Attack: Lockdown, peformed with Lelei.
  • Da Chief: Becomes this in the epilogue.
  • The Fettered: He's an honorable sort who values duty above all else.
  • Lima Syndrome: Downplayed when compared to Lelei, but Lucretia did win him over.
  • Military Brat: Hails from a long line of Doraat military men.
  • Mistaken for Romance: If you do the bath house skit between Roog, Cius, Mathias, and Isato, Roog tries to bond with the other guys over their respective crushesnote . Except each of them tells him they have no such feelings toward their female partners; leaving Roog as the only one who does!
  • New Meat: He was a newly appointed prison guard and is seemingly the most inexperienced member of Lucretia's group.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to Lelei, he gets very little attention and/development. The epilogue reveals Lucretia and Lelei left him behind when they departed, leaving him temporarily depressed, though he rebounds and eventually comes to lead the Falenan Police Corps.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: His relationship with Lelei is close, but completely non-sexual. After all, they both have an interest in the same woman.
  • Royal Rapier: The weapon issued to all guards at Agate Prison.
  • Rules Lawyer: Annoyed by the flaunting of the rules and discipline, stressing that an army needs to be serious and firm.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He'll break rules for this reason only.
  • Strictly Professional Relationship: Despite initial impressions, Cius chooses to follow Lucretia strictly out of his sense of duty.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Lucretia.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Continuing a running gag in the series, he's a bit scared of ghosts.

    Takamu 
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Chimou Star

A mapmaker who was imprisoned by the Godwins early in the civil war.


  • Curious as a Monkey: He dreams of mapping Falena's entire underground water vein.
  • Fantasy World Map: His speciality. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
  • Miscarriage of Justice: He was imprisoned at Agate by the Godwins on the grounds that maps are war secrets.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker
  • Super Senses: He has an uncanny sense of direction, even managing to negotiate hidden elf pathways through Lunas, which is supposed to be impossible for humans. He can get you into Lunas early this way, and his Escape Route ability allows you to always run away from battles.

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Associated with Lucretia

    Zweig 
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Chisoku Star
Voiced by: Goblin (JP); Taliesin Jaffe (EN)

An archaeologist studying the Sindar.


  • Adjusting Your Glasses: His victory pose.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Like Lorelai and Killey, he represents yet another party fascinated by Sindar Ruins.
  • Badass Bookworm: One of the reasons Lucretia sought him out.
  • Combination Attack: Sindar Surge, with Lorelai and Killey.
  • Mad Scientist Laboratory: He had a secret laboratory somewhere in Falena where he kept all of his research materials on the Sindar, but denied its existence to Lorelai constantly.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: A number of NPC's think so, and the bath scene shows he's got a fair amount of definition for a bookworm.
  • Older Than They Look: He looks around his late twenties, but he's almost forty.
  • The Professor: He is arguably more knowledgeable than Lorelei and Killey, and both the Godwins and Lucretia vying for his expert advice on the mysteries of the Ceras Lake ruins.
  • The Rival: With Lorelai when it comes to Sindar ruin hunting.
  • Simple Staff: He wields a bo-staff named Philosofs in combat.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He appears to just about tolerate Lorelai accompanying him on his quests, but is very flippant with her and only imparts the briefest snippets of knowledge.

    Cathari 
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Tensoku Star
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP)

A sniper who has come to Falena to find Lucretia.


  • Badass Cape: She wears a poncho similar to Clive's, from Suikoden II.
  • The Gunslinger: Cathari is a member of the Howling Voice Guild of assassins and wields their trademark long barreled sniper rifle.
  • Combat Pragmatist: When Urda asks Cathari why she carries such an unwieldy weapon, Cathari admits it has several flaws. It's loud and the muzzle flash gives away her position, and it takes time to reload it. But she quickly adds that she's already found ways to compensate for it, which she refuses to divulge; leaving Urda with even more questions!
  • Combination Attack: Conceit, performed with Isabel and Zerase.
  • Glass Cannon: Cathari boasts one of the highest agility and attack stats in the game and can take down many high-level non-boss enemies with a single shot if she's equipped with a Killer Rune. But her physical and magic defense stats are both abysmal.
  • In the Hood: Although she doesn't put it over her head.
  • Killed Off for Real: If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance she will die.
  • Murder, Inc.: Like Clive of Suikoden 1 & 2 fame, she is a member of the Howling Voice Assassins Guild and trained there from birth. She joins the Prince's army to find out why Lucretia didn't reported back to Harmonia, after her release from prison.
  • Mysterious Past: Whatever Lucretia knows about Cathari's past, she isn't talking.
  • Old Flame Fizzle: While her past is left unrevealed, part of it apparently involved a history with Lucretia. When the two of them meet, Cathari acts as though she's been scorned:
    Lucretia: "Why the cold shoulder, after all this time, Cathari?"
    Cathari: (coldly) "What did you expect? Hugs and kisses?"
    Lucretia: (unfazed) "I'm fine, thanks."
  • Professional Killer: She's an assassin.
  • Rule of Cool: The outfit, the gun, the mysteriousness, etc.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Her guns have Gratuitous German names for: Robin Wood, Cinderella and Snow White.
  • Sniper Rifle: Her weapon. Incidently, one of the few gun users in the Suikoden universe.
  • The Stoic: She rarely conveys any emotion, aside from a brief moment of ire towards Lucretia.
  • Super Speed: Like Stallion and Cedric before her, she's the one who gives you the ability to run like the wind across the world map.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

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Oboro Detective Agency

    Oboro 
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Chiyu Star
The eccentric leader of the Oboro detective agency.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Much to Raven's fury, as he can't tell whether or not he's being serious.
  • Atonement Detective: Used to be the head of Nether Gate's Intelligence Division, where he was known as Shinatsu. Following its disbandment, he took Sagiri and Shigure and has tried to give them a normal life.
  • Batman Gambit: His role in the Battle of Doraat: He spreads rumors that the Godwins will torch the town as they did to Lelcar. Shigure and Sagiri set small fires to make it scare the citizens and they'll support the Prince. It works.
  • But Now I Must Go: After the war, he leaves the agency and departs to Nagarea to "settle things once and for all."
  • Cool Boat: Oboro's office is actually a ship that sails up and down the Feitas river.
  • Covert Pervert: Some of his observations are... questionable.
  • Cuteness Proximity: He trains mice to help him tail people. He has several mice working for him, but he never explains just how he trains them.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He worked in intelligence in Nether Gate. Upon their initial disbandment, he took Shigure and Sagiri with him to try and "deprogram" their assassin training.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Has been working on this for Shigure and Sagiri.
  • Guide Dang It!: Recruiting him can be tricky; you have to make the 'correct' choices while helping him investigate Norden. Do the sequence correctly, and he'll join the first time you ask. For each point you miss/mess up on, however, you have to ask him an extra time, and you can only ask at certain points in gameplay. Wait too long, and they leave the area for good before you can convince him.
  • Information Desk: His specialty. Like Richmond before him, he can be recruited (for a small fee) to find out the whereabouts of as yet recruited characters, although a certain amount of Figure It Out Yourself is also required.
  • Knowledge Broker: As well as letting the hero know the location of potential recruits, he can also investigate current team-mates, offering fun trivia but also useful game information about pairings for unite attacks, for example.
  • Mind Screw: His entry in the official strategy guide:
    "This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and the inclination for such things. This is a great idea. Sometimes a pony gets depressed. Get a load of this view and it's the best in the west. All the young dudes carry the news. This is the type of thing you want to be doing. When and if you have the time and inclination."
  • Monochromatic Eyes
  • My Card: One of his trademarks is handing these out, hoping that the practice will catch on as well as drive up more business.
  • Non-Action Guy: Despite being a former Nether Gate assassin, like Shigure and Sagiri, he cannot be used in battles.
  • Private Detective: His skill set certainly made this an easy career move.
  • Status Buff: In War Battles, his Rumors skill lowers the enemy unit's attack by 10 points.
  • Team Dad: For the detective agency.
  • Theme Naming: He and the agency (save Fuyo) are named after Japanese destroyers. His name means "Haziness."
  • The Rival: With Raven, who he refers to as "Crow".

    Fuyo 
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Chizen Star
A member of the Oboro detective agency. Unlike her co-workers, Fuyo is a relatively ordinary person.
  • Betting Mini-Game: She runs the tile game "Feitas", which can be played to win potch.
  • Bob from Accounting: Oboro's secretary, and a merchant's daughter; she was the agency's very first client, and joined after seeing how incredibly disorganized they were. She now handles the clerical, accounting, and organizational duties of the business.
  • Glasses Girl: And quite intelligent.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Cascading ringlets that make her look much younger than her real age.
  • Healing Hands: Has the Rest Skill, which slowly restores the unit's HP during War Battles.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike the rest of the agency, she is not after a Japanese destroyer.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Combined with Mega Twintails for added cuteness!
  • Older Than They Look: She looks like a high-schooler. She's actually 32.
  • Puni Plush: And Haswar can't get enough.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She'd have to, in order to keep a business running and take it over after Oboro departs to Nagarea.
  • Team Mom: For the detective agency.

    Shigure 
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Chikou Star
Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP); Michael McConnohie (EN)

A lazy (but very skilled) member of the Oboro Detective Agency.


  • A Friend in Need: For all his complaining, you don't want to threaten his family.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Sagiri in their Unite Attack.
  • Betting Mini-Game: He serves as the Intermediate opponent for Linfa's Blind Man's Bluff, and is a savvier and more difficult to read opponent than she is.
  • Blinding Bangs: Fuyo wants him to cut them back, but so far no go. Probably has Monochromatic Eyes behind them.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Oboro and Fuyo remark that he's very good at what he does, but he's really lazy.
  • Catchphrase: "What a pain..."
  • Combination Attack: Case Closed (with Sagiri) and Fugitive Hunt (with Sagiri and Raven).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: When not lazy, he's damn good with a knife.
  • Gratuitous Ninja: He's one in all but name.
  • Foreshadowing: A clever instance: during his first appearance, he comments that he recognizes Lyon, which Sagiri affirms, but it's phrased in such a way that it sounds like he's hitting on her.
  • Grumpy Bear: With his catchphrase being "What a pain."
  • Invulnerable Attack: His Ambush Skill, used during War Battles, allows his unit to attack without losing HP.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Among the highest speed in the game, and he hits hard.
  • Meaningful Name: Shigure means 'short autumn rainfall' in Japanese, and all of his weapons are named for the weather.
  • Only Sane Man: How he tends to view himself compared to the rest of the agency.
  • Theme Naming: He is also named after a Japanese destroyer.

    Sagiri 
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Chikyou Star
Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP)

A member of the Oboro Detective Agency. Sagiri has a creepy smile which never seems to fade.


  • Back-to-Back Badasses; With Shigure in their Unite Attack.
  • Death Seeker: Wouldn't mind if Nakula kills her; if he dies in a war battle, she even writes to the Prince wondering why she didn't die instead.
  • Combination Attack: Case Closed (with Shigure) and Fugitive Hunt (with Shigure and Raven).
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She does. It's revealed that that damn smile begins to fade after the events of the game.
  • Guide Dang It!: She won't join at the same time as the other members; she won't officially get her name on that Tablet unless the prince goes through another recruitment sequence that is easy to miss.
  • Invulnerable Attack: She has the Ambush Skill (used during War Battles), which allows her unit to attack without losing HP.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name means 'light fog'.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: It makes her quite unsettling.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is always seen smiling.
  • Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: Says this to Nakula.
  • The Promise: A dark take. At the end of the game, Nakula promises he will return to Falena to kill Sagiri after dealing with the Nether Gate forces left in Nagarea. She accepts.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Albeit, unintentionally
  • Shrinking Violet: She dislikes violence by nature.
  • Stepford Smiler: Was brainwashed to smile while she killed, and had it so severely drilled into her that she's always smiling.
  • Theme Naming: She is also named after a Japanese destroyer.

Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade

    Wilhelm 
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Tenbou Star
Voiced by: Ryo Wakabayashi (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

The leader of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade. Also a pervert.


  • Amazon Chaser: He's quite interested in Lyon specifically because she is the Prince's Bodyguard Babe. Later, when she is stabbed in the back during the Queen's Campaign, he says that he hopes the injury leaves a scar because it will make her more distinctive and add to her amazon-appeal.
  • All Men Are Perverts: He joins the Prince's cause mostly to gain access to the lovely ladies at the HQ.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's the life of the party.
  • Cavalry Officer: Once recruited, he leads a unit of cavalry for the Prince.
  • The Casanova: Of the predatory type, he joins the Prince only if Viki, Faylen or Norma are present in the active party. He is particularly taken with Lyon. She's not happy to say the least.
  • Colonel Badass: Runs a group of about 5,000 mercs.
  • Fiery Redhead: Although his in-game depiction and portrait have rather pink-ish hair, he's depicted in official art as a redhead.
  • Hopeless Suitor: He never had a chance with Lyon. Even if she weren't already devoted to the Prince, his rough mannered flirting turns her off.
  • Lovable Rogue: He skims the line between mercenary and actual bandit.
  • Private Military Contractors: He is a leader of a unit within the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Slightly more hero than clock, he looks forward to peace even though it means less work for him.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the definite red to Mueller's blue because of his boisterous nature and regular flirting.

    Mueller 
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Tenkoku Star
Voiced by: Hasanori Koyatsu (JP); Jamieson Price (EN)

Wilhelm's right hand man. Mueller is considerably less personal than his boss.


  • Cavalry Officer: Once recruited, he leads a unit of cavalry.
  • The Giant: He's unbelievably tall, with a towering columnular frame.
  • Married to the Job: He has no life outside of his mercenary unit.
  • Number Two: He's Wilhelm's adjutant.
  • Private Military Contractors: He is 2nd in command of a unit within the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Even more so then Wilhelm. He'll tell you to your face they'll back out if they're not paid.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: He's the blue to Wilhelm's red, being stoic and business focused.
  • Sergeant Rock: He stands for no nonsense within the ranks, and uses an iron rod to discipline his troops. He's still well respected.
  • The Stoic: His image is always stoic and he never responds to emotions.

    Richard 
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Chian Star
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

Mueller's airheaded pupil / adopted son. He is also one of the best swordsmen in the world.


  • Abusive Parents: Abused from a young age, he was saved when Mueller killed his tyrannical father.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's so laid-back and easygoing, no one would know he's a seriously amazing fighter.
  • Combination Attack: Sword Sage (with Hazuki) and Pretty Boy (with Roy and Nick).
  • Gladiator Games: He took part in the Sacred Games after Mueller joked he should try, but lost after being drugged by a piece of candy a small child in the audience gave him.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Mueller can do no wrong in his eyes. It is complete and utter idolization.
  • I Owe You My Life: He is utterly indebted to Mueller and follows him wherever he goes.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's swift, fairly strong, and wields his sword effortlessly, as seen in the battles.
  • Master Swordsman: Amongst the best, if not the best in the game.
  • Nice Guy: Every line of dialogue is either encouragement to the Prince, or praise of Mueller.
  • Plot Armor: Downplayed. Richard cannot die during War Battles, but if you allow him to duel Raging Childerich and lose, he will be killed.
  • Pretty Boy: He's so good looking that his combo attack with Nick is called "Pretty Boy".
  • Private Military Contractors: He's a swordsman of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: As with Mueller above, naturally, although it is more a case of Subordinate Excuse than regular pay.
  • The Red Baron: He goes by the name of "Blademaster", and he's worthy of it.
  • Teen Genius: Of the physically prodigal variety. He's 17 and one of the best swordsmen in Falena, easily rivaling people like Georg, Kyle, or Belcoot.
  • Undying Loyalty: He will follow Mueller to any battle, and any battlefield, anywhere in the world.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Everything he does is for the approval of his adopted father Mueller, as opposed to his abusive father, of course.

Babbage's Crew

    Babbage 
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Chisou Star
Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

An eccentric inventor living in Estrise.


  • Scary Shiny Glasses: His appearance is a little disturbing, especially his creepy pinwheel glasses, which lend him an Uncanny Valley vibe.
  • Shout-Out: He is named after Charles Babbage, a 19th century British mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer, and proto-computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer.
  • Siege Engines: During War Battles, his unit uses a catapult.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: The only character with technical knowhow, and has a pair of really thick coke-bottles.

    Sorenson 
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Chisyun Star
Voiced by: Chiaki Morita (JP); Wendee Lee (EN)

Babbage's beleaguered assistant.


  • Anachronism Stew: His weapon is quite advanced for the time period.
  • The Apprentice: He is Babbage's eager assistant.
  • Combination Attack: Shoot and Smash, with Lu.
  • Demoted to Extra: Complains that Lu is stealing the post of Babbage's apprentice away from him.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: He needs to be multi-talented to keep his Absent-Minded Professor on task and in good health in addition to assisting with his projects.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In Suikoden's medieval setting, he wields a mechanical arm blasted from a barrel in combat.
  • Nice Guy: He's sweet, kind and loyal.
  • Siege Engines: Like the Professor, Sorensen can use a catapult during War Battles.
  • Undying Loyalty: He respects Babbage from the bottom of his heart, and has near unlimited patience with his unusual teacher.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Bless him, he thinks the best in everyone even when his employer has him doing chores in instead of actually teaching him stuff. His fellow apprentices pity his delusion.
  • Youthful Freckles: Although his facial portrait makes him look a lot different.

    Lu 
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Chikei Star
Voiced by: Akiko Muta (JP)

Babbage's other, much more eccentric, assistant.


  • The Apprentice: She is Babbage's other assistant, but has no real technical knowledge or even a formal apprenticeship. She just likes seeing his inventions in action.
  • Automatic Crossbows: She wields a quad crossbow in combat. Which stylistically resembles a Tommy gun.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Among other things, she thinks Jeane became beautiful by "blasting the ugly" with her magic.
  • Combination Attack: Shoot and Smash (with Sorensen) and Teen Rebellion (with Shoon and Faylen).
  • Cuteness Proximity: Gushes over the beautiful and "kewl" mechanical horse in the Revolving Bridge. Until it tries to attack her.
  • The Ditz: Oh God yes. She manages to trash Babbage's office and lose an ultra rare gear just "looking around".
  • Dumb Is Good: Never anything but nice. And dim as a smoldering ember.
  • Genki Girl: Those around her tend to find her indefatigable pep slightly exhausting.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She doesn't even wear them.
  • Rain of Arrows: During wars, she has the Barrage Skill.
  • Sexy Jester: Her outfit has a definite clownish feel, complete with over-large buttons and diamond patterned leggings.
  • The Trickster: Like Noah before her, she wields the Mischief Rune.
  • Valley Girl: Her vibe, complete with incessant amounts of "kewl!!" (cool!).
  • Verbal Tic: "Keeeewl!" She also uses a lot of sound effects in her speech.

Ranrou Mountain Bandits

    Roy 
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Chizoku Star
Voiced by: Junko Minagawa (JP); Deborah Sale Butler (EN)

A bandit with an uncanny resemblance to the Prince.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: Quickly develops a crush on Lyon, while completely failing to notice that Faylen has a crush on him.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: When challenging the Prince, he proclaims that he'll take his place if he wins. If he does win the duel, it leads to a Bad End where he knocked him into a coma and is forced to take his place, masquerading as the Prince until his untimely death. Even if he loses, this still becomes his job, such as in the New Queen's Campaign where he's given command of the Army.
  • Bishōnen: He DOES copy the Prince.
  • Boxed Crook: When he is brought back to Sable after he is defeated, he agrees to join the Prince and pose as a body double in exchange for his two comrades being pardoned.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a bit of a clown, but he is as skilled a warrior as he is an actor (as noted in the Prince's entry, the three-section staff is a very difficult weapon, yet Roy apparently mastered it in a matter of months in order to sell his impersonation), and when the chips are down, he is perhaps the most courageous member of the Prince's army.
  • Combination Attack: Perfect Likeness (with the Prince) and Pretty Boy (with Richard and Nick).
  • Criminal Doppelgänger: When first encountered, he's masquerading as the Prince because Euram hired him to smear his name. He agreed to do it because he hated the Prince.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Lyon's speech about blaming others due to his hard childhood. It gets him all fired up.
  • Duel Boss: And he looks exactly like the Prince. It's weird.
  • Evil Twin: The only one who can instantly recognizes him as a fake is Lyon.
  • Eyes of Gold: He has these when you first meet him probably for the PLAYER to tell the difference between him and the Prince.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In one path (see Killed Off for Real), he knowingly walks into a rigged duel in the Prince's place, wins the duel, then gets shot full of arrows. And he still gets the last laugh, as the Dragon Cavalry arrive when he breathes his last.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Lyon, since she have eyes only for the Prince.
  • Identical Stranger: His body type and face are identical to the Prince. Add a wig to give him the right hair color and he can fool almost anyone as a decoy.
  • Invulnerable Attack: Just like the real Prince, Roy can use the Charge Skill during War Battles.
  • It Amused Me: Claims this as his motivation for impersonating the Prince. Lyon calls him on it.
  • Killed Off for Real: If you choose to defend your base rather than abandon it. You receive several warnings about taking this course of action beforehand, because Roy's death locks you out of the reward you get for recruiting all 108 stars]].
  • Large Ham: Twice when acting as the prince's doppelganger after joining your army. The first is when he acts as a decoy, which Raja actually approves of since it helps him stand out and draw attention away from the real prince. The second is during a campaign battle, where he throws in some hilarious Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness and Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe into the mix. The best part? Alenia bought it hook, line, and sinker.
  • Magikarp Power: He's the only one, aside from the prince, who can equip and use the skill "Royal Paradise."
  • Peek-a-Bangs: One of his eyes is hidden by his real hair.
  • Plot Armor: Downplayed. He cannot be killed during War Battles, but if you choose to defend the HQ Castle, he will fight Childerich and die, regardless of who wins the duel.
  • The Rival: Considers the prince this, especially about Lyon.

    Faylen 
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Chiin Star
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylon's sister. She has a crush on Roy.


  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Doesn't like anyone muscling in on Roy.
  • Combination Attack: Brotherly Love (with Faylon), Pretty Girl (with Viki and Norma) and Teen Rebellion (with Shoon and Lu).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark reddish-purple hair and eyes.
  • Fastball Special: Throws a boomerang, although she doesn't have the Long Attack row like Sialeeds or Sharminsta.
  • Killed Off for Real: While the player can recruit her and Faylon at the same time as Roy, they can also be left behind and recruited later... unless you wait too long, in which case they die during New Armes' assault on Sable. If this occurs, they're buried at your base's cemetery.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: She was supposed to disguise herself as Lyon for the plot, but that fell through when Roy laughed at her disguise.
  • Street Urchin: Just like Roy.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: If Roy dies, then who is the last girl he sees as he dies? Lyon.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: If she and Roy both survive.

    Faylon 
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Chisu Star
Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP)

A member of Roy's gang and Faylen's brother. He's the most even-tempered of the three.



The Maximillian Knights

    Isabel 
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Chii Star
Voiced by: Saki Nakajima (JP)

A member of the Maximillian Knights. Isabel is obsessed with spreading justice to the world.


  • Action Girl: A stern and steadfast one, one of the best examples in the series.
  • Breast Plate: Which more than one person comments upon.
  • Combination Attack: Maximillian (with Mathias) and Conceit (with Cathari and Zerase).
  • Cool Sword : Sort of, it's more of a big retractable... lance?
  • The Cape: She's incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
  • Continuity Nod: She and Mathias are Suikoden 5's take on the classic Maximillian and Sancho pairing from Suikoden 1.
  • Death Glare: As seen in her "conceit" unite attack with Zerase and Cathari, where they stare down the enemy and walk right into them for 1.3x damage.
  • Determinator: She gets where she's going through sheer willpower. Everything else is secondary.
  • Fiery Redhead: Energetic and bright fire-engine red hair. Check.
  • For Great Justice: Her maxim. She is intent on being worthy of calling herself "The heir to the Maximillian Knights' aspirations." It's deeper than it sounds because she considers what she does to be evil as well, because violence is inherently evil, and hopes to remove more evil than she creates.
  • Four-Star Badass: For the Maximillian Knights and subsequently, the prince.
  • Heroic Spirit: as with the below trope, par for the course for anyone associated with the Maximillian Knights
  • Hot-Blooded: Her driving force in life is to vanquish evil and she's very passionate about it.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: She believes in the ideals of chivalry.
  • Leotard of Power: Funnily enough, this is actually addressed, with her claiming that it aids her movement.
  • Plot Armor: Inverted. If the unit she is in during a War Battle is defeated, there's a chance she will die.
  • Principles Zealot: Her absolute obsession with stamping out all evil is Played for Laughs.

    Mathias 
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Chiei Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

A member of the Maximillian Knights and Isabel's bodyguard.


  • The Cape: Like Isabel, he is incredibly just and will do whatever possible to do what is right.
  • Catchphrase: He repeats one line (with minor changes) throughout the game, constantly talking about "finding evil, and then enacting swift and final retribution and depositing their loathsome corpses into (a body of water)."
  • Chaste Hero: See below trope.
  • Combination Attack: Maximillian (with Isabel) and Fancy Lad (with Rahal and Dinn).
  • Determinator
  • Devoted to You: He is utterly devoted to Isabel.
  • For Great Justice: Like the woman he serves, another requirement for being a Maximillian Knight.
  • I Call It "Vera": As expected, he calls his pike "Isabel" in honor of his mistress. Additionally, as he comes from the Warrior's Village, the significance of naming it "Isabel" may very well not just be a mark of loyalty to his mistress, but a convention that is reserved almost always for women they love. Isabel herself also gives hints at this, if only just barely.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He wears a full suit of armor and has the classic look of a medieval chivalrous knight.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Although he's particularly oblivious to it.
  • Number Two: He is Isabel's loyal adjutant (or some would say, slave).
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Despite his devotion to Isabel, he is not romantically interested in her (or at least, not that he'll admit). His devotion has to do with Isabel as a person, not a woman, and would serve her just as he does currently if she were a man. He and Isato (who takes a similar view to his service to Haswar) clarify this for Dinn in an optional bath scene.
  • Plot Armor: Inverted. If the unit he is in during a War Battle is defeated, there is a chance he will die.
  • Principles Zealot: Like Isabel, his absolute obsession with stamping out all evil is Played for Laughs.
  • Running Gag: All the times he claims he would enact swift and final retribution on those who would harm or even insult his lady Isabel, then deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water.
  • The Stoic: Even with corpse disposal, he never raises his voice.
  • Undying Loyalty: He serves Lady Isabel faithfully and devotedly, claiming he would exact swift and final retribution on anyone who dare raise a sword or even insult Lady Isabel. And deposit their loathsome corpses into the nearest body of water, naturally.

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