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Lordlake

    Talgeyl 
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Tenki Star
Voiced by: Eisuke Yoda (JP)

The mayor of Lordlake. He has managed to keep the town together despite the hardships faced since the Rebellion.


  • Dishing Out Dirt: Can use the Mother Earth Rune during War Battles.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He used to have a noble title. But after Lord Rovere took the blame, Talgeyl had it stripped from him.
  • Mayor of a Ghost Town: Following the incineration of Lordlake by Queen Arshtat.
  • Nice Hat: He sports a large straw hat, which seem to be common attire amongst the people of Lordlake.
  • Oh, Crap!: His face when he sees the Sun Rune being used during the siege of Sol-Falena.
  • Older and Wiser: Once recruited, he provides the Prince with sage council.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the only one polite to the Prince on the royal inspection.
  • Spot of Tea: He enjoys taking tea with Raja. However, he and Raja clash on the decorum of the ceremony.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, he gratefully joins his cause.

    Goesch 
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Chitou Star

Voiced by: Koichi Toochika (JP); Kirk Thornton (EN)

A farmer from Lordlake and an outspoken critic of Arshtat.


  • Big Guy: Broad shouldered, although the hat makes him look taller, too.
  • Carry a Big Stick: More like log.
  • Farm Boy: Grows a vegetable garden.
  • Fiery Redhead: Hard to make out with his hat, but he's got very dark red hair. And is quite passionate.
  • Green Thumb: His speciality. He sets up a little farm at the HQ, complete with a vegetable patch and fruit orchard.
  • Grumpy Bear: He gets a lot nicer when he finds out the royal family wasn't entirely responsible for Lordlake's plight.
  • Hot-Blooded: He aggressively goes after the Hatred Fortress as it's a damn blocking water from returning to Lordlake. Toma has to talk him out of a suicidal charge from his boat.
  • In Harmony with Nature: Can't wait to farm once he gets to a greener pasture.
  • Manly Tears: Bring him to the bathhouse, and he will weep for joy, since before, he could barely have a damp cloth to clean himself.
  • Nice Hat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, he mellows out and joins his cause.
  • Stone Wall: He's very slow, but he wears heavy armor and hits like he's smacking someone with a log, which is actually his weapon.

    Toma 
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Tenkou Star
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP); Mona Marshall (EN)

A child living in Lordlake who hates Arshtat.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's certainly got a lot of pluck, even venturing into the dangerous Withered Forest to find water.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To all of the Lordlake kids.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: You may get an urge to hit him when you initially meet him.
  • Character Development: At the start, he's bratty, mouthy, and very prickly. After he watches the Prince solve problems, Toma realizes that he and the other people of Lordlake were sitting around waiting to be rescued. As such, when Lucretia announces the plan to take down Hatred Fortress, Toma rounds out Goesch and some men from Lordlake to assist in the battle. As he sees it, if Lordlake wants to be saved, they should get off their rears and pitch in.
  • Mouthy Kid: Status and prestige don't intimidate him.
  • Nice Hat: Like many residents of Lordlake, he sports a large straw hat.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Towards Lordlake. He is (understandably) initially hostile to the Prince's cause.
  • Status Buff: In War battles, Toma has the Survival ability, which boosts his unit defense as it takes damage.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: Once water is returned to Lordlake, he joins the Prince's cause.
  • Tagalong Kid: After the Prince promises to return water to Lordlake, he insists to tag along, to make sure they do it correctly.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He aggressively voices his disgust about the treatment of Lordlake by the Queen.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the game proper, he's a non-combatant. In the epilogue, he becomes a Queen's Knight.
  • Tsundere: Interestingly, he's a tsun for one part of the story, and dere for the rest, regardless of the people speaking to him.
  • Unwanted Rescue: He's thoroughly unhappy when the Prince saves him from a pack of marauding Ulse.

    Silva 
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Chirei Star
Voiced by: Kazuto Okada (JP); Barbara Goodson (EN)

A doctor who works in Lordlake despite a royal decree making it a crime for her to do so.


  • Amicably Divorced: From Galleon.
  • Consummate Professional: She is a professional doctor. As such, she dislikes using runes to heal. But the patient's life must come before her pride, so she's okay with it.
  • Dressed to Heal: Complete with lab-coat.
  • Healing Hands: In War battles, Silva has the Relief ability, which recovers 10 HP after each combat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She doesn't exactly know what bedside manner is.
  • The Medic: Once recruited, she serves as the Prince's army physician, healing Lyon when she is badly injured by Dolph.
  • Shoot the Messenger: Initially, she reserves particular contempt for the Prince, using him as a whipping post to voice her feelings about the treatment of Lordlake by the Queen.
  • The Snark Knight: She ostensibly lacks any form of bedside manner.
  • Stolen Good, Returned Better: When the Prince returns water to Lordlake, she mellows and joins his cause.

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Stormfist

    Egbert Aethelbald 
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Chihei Star
Voiced by: Atsushi Satou (JP)

A madman who claims to be a member of the family who ruled Stormfist before THOSE! FILTHY! GODWINS!


  • Berserk Button: His mad, neurotic rants are triggered by any mention of the Godwins. Including his own mention of the Godwins.
  • Betting Mini-Game: His specialty. Once recruited, he can be challenged to a game of draughts (checkers) for potch.
  • Bling of War: His military uniform and hat reference the British Army's Rifles Regiment circa early 1800's.
  • Blue Blood: The ancient Aethelbald family can trace their line of descent even earlier than the Falenan Royal Family. His valuable family tree document acts as a Plot Coupon when recruiting Raven.
  • Catchphrase: There was an example here, but one of those FILTHY GODWIN DEVILS stole it! FILTHY, FILTHY DEVILS!
  • Cavalry Officer: His position in battle, once recruited.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He's definitely eccentric, if not borderline insane and lives a troglodyte existence in the sewers beneath Stormfist.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: As seen when he launches into a venom-spewed diatribe on the Godwin family.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Everything is done by the FILTHY DEVIL GODWINS! Everything.
  • Dog Food Diet: You can guess how he survived down in the sewers by how licks his lips whenever he looks at Oboro's pet Mr. Mouse.
  • Funny Schizophrenia: He seems to flit instantly between being calm and polite, to a foaming lunatic if the Godwins enter his head. He's so hilarious about it, it never comes off as deranged, but rather Crazy Awesome.
  • Hot-Blooded: In war battles, and whenever on a Godwin-hating rant.
  • Impoverished Patrician: He is a member of the once proud Aethelbald family, which collapsed over one hundred years ago due to the machinations of the Godwin family.
  • Long Speech Tea Time: In order for him to join, the player must politely listen to his (long) rant about the Godwins, without pressing ANY button to speed up the dialogue. Fortunately, he's not unobtainable if you screw up.
  • Meaningful Name: Aethelbald is the Anglo-Saxon name of two English kings and an archbishop.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: His personality when he's calm.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: We can't mention this enough: All it takes is the word "Godwin" to trigger an epic rant.
  • Talkative Loon: He apparently says FILTHY DEVILS! over 100 times just walking around one corner of the sewer.

    Shoon 
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Tentai Star
Voiced by: Takeo Irie (JP); Steve Staley (EN)

A gladiator-slave who wants the Prince's help.


  • Badass Adorable: Unusual for a man, but with his smiling mug, friendly demeanor, and take charge behavior, he certainly qualifies.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Though he's not a monk.
  • Commuting on a Bus: He's one of the first Stars of Destiny encountered and is a prominent character early on, but he's actually the last Star to be recruited towards the very end of the game.
  • Cute Bruiser
  • The Dog Bites Back: When the Princes forces attack Stormfist, Shoon leads the gladiators in a revolt and helps them take the city.
  • Duel Boss: The first duel in the game. A friendly ceramonial match between him and the Prince to kick off the sacred games.
  • Fan Boy: Of Zegai.
  • Gladiator Revolt: Following Godwin's occupation of Stormfist, he leads a faction of gladiators to safety through the Western Woods and eventually joins the Prince's forces.
  • Heroic Spirit: Sees him through a lot of dangerous circumstances.
  • I Have a Family: His family is constantly under watch by his master, so Shoon must obey his master and fight. If he ever tries to flee, his family will be in danger.
  • It's Personal: Joins the Prince's forces to exact revenge for the cruel treatment of his gladiator comrades.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: His Fierce Tiger Rune.
  • Kid Hero: He's just 14 years old.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His combo with Nikea consists of them beating the ever loving crap out of one enemy.
  • Shout-Out: He looks like someone out of Saint Seiya.

    Murad 
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Chijyu Star
Voiced by: Issei Futamata (JP), Kim Strauss (EN)

A doctor who travels throughout the Queendom.


  • Dressed to Heal: In his lab-coat.
  • Healing Hands: In War battles, Murad has the Relief ability, which recovers 10 HP after each combat.
  • Looks Like Cesare
  • Magic Antidote: He worked hard to create an antidote to Raging Nostrum, the Nether Gate drug that drives the consumer into an uncontrollable killing frenzy and leads to death. While he is actually successful, people who take Raging Nostrum usually do so willingly, so administrating an antidote is not easy.
  • The Medic: Alongside Silva.
  • Neutral No Longer: Talk to him at the sights of battles, and he will get so angry that he joins the Prince.
  • The Smart Guy: Skilled enough to make an antidote to Dark Arcanum in six months, a drug that's supposed to be undetectable.

    Marina 
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Chihi Star
Voiced by: Rina Sato (JP)

An employee of the Stormfist inn who is in love with Belcoot.


  • Big Fun: Downplayed. Marina is chubby and is a friendly and likable person.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She certainly doesn't appreciate Hazuki's interest in sparring with Belcoot.
  • Damsel in Distress: During the Sacred Games, she is captured by thugs, who demand Belcoot to give up on the tournament.
  • Dogged Nice Girl: She's clearly in love with Belcoot, although he is fairly oblivious.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: However, this later turns out to be a good thing, as Belcoot notes that the Godwins would have used some other method to get rid of him, and he is lucky to be alive.
  • Happily Adopted: The couple that run the inn are not actually Marina's parents. But she loves them regardless.
  • Healing Hands: In War battles, Marina has the Rest ability, which recovers 1 HP every 5 seconds.
  • Meido: She works as a maid at the Stormfist Inn.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She was devastated when she finds out that Belcoot was injured because of what she did, to the point of letting out a Big "NO!".
  • Oktoberfest: Her look, especially in her official art, is that of the typical beer-hall serving girl. She's even drawn with a huge platter of wurstl in one hand, and 4 tankards of beer in the other.
  • Trauma Inn: Her speciality once recruited. She runs the HQ inn. The epilogue has her inherit the Stormfist inn. Belcoot helps her on his days off at the arena.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Because of her infatuation with Belcoot, she was seen as a target to eliminate him by the Godwins.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She was visited by Dolph, who gave her the drug Dark Arcanum. She was desperate for Belcoot not to marry the Princess and so used the drug to knock Belcoot out harmlessly, so that he could lose the final and wouldn't be wed.
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Raftfleet

    Raja 
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Tengou Star
Voiced by: Hisako Kyouda (JP); Barbara Goodson (EN)

The mayor of Raftfleet and a retired Admiral of the Falenan Navy. She comes out of retirement to help the Prince.


  • A Pupil of Mine, Until He Turned to Evil: Bahram Luger was her student. When Godwin took over the navy, he followed.
  • The Captain: As a former Admiral of the Queen's Royal Navy, she lends the Prince her naval skills, helping him to victory at Hatred Fortress and the Sol-Falena dam.
  • Cool Boat: She commands Raftfleet from a giant, triple dragon-headed warship named Dahak.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's capable and intelligent without being condescending. Arshtat points out that having her as a friend would be a great benefit.
  • Cultured Badass: Very fond of tea parties.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Her abilities were not recognized during the war because she was a member of the 'lower class'. Subverted when she rose to Admiral after the war.
  • Four-Star Badass: She's a VERY good admiral.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Her appointment as Admiral wasn't through nepotism...
  • Red Baron: "Hurricane Raja", due to her prowess at war.
  • Spot of Tea: She is a big fan of tea parties and often invites older folk like Talgeyl and Sairoh to these civilised events.

    Logg 
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Chitan Star
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda (JP)

A simple minded fisherman. Logg uses his boat to transport the Prince around the Feitas river.


  • Anchors Away: He wields the Shenzhen Iron Anchor.
  • Badass Family: Father in one.
  • Bumbling Dad: He tries not to be, but he's a little too eager and a little too dim and things just don't go well.
  • Combination Attack: Dad and Daughter Attack (with Lun) and Family Attack (with Lun and Kisara).
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Eventually, you learn he used to smuggle fugitives. Also remember that this is the guy who destroyed a dam by crashing several explosive boats at its supports...personally. Looks like there's a reason Kisara marries him after all.
  • Fishing Minigame: His speciality. A fisherman by trade, he naturally competes in it.
  • Lovable Rogue: Big Fun and friendly, but he's also a human smuggler, albeit a benign one.
  • Mighty Glacier: Slow as a rock, but that anchor hits hard.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Inverted. Logg and Lun look almost completely disimilar. Gunde doesn't even believe Logg has a daughter until Lun opens her mouth. That convinces him.
  • Those Two Guys: With his daughter Lun.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: In-universe: his wife is considered so smoking hot that people knew of her outside Raftfleet, and she seemingly didn't show any interest in Logg until she abruptly announced they were marrying, provoking other men of Raftfleet into all but attacking him out of jealousy.
  • Utility Magic: He had the fastest ship in all of Falena because he had the crazy idea to embed a Flowing Rune into the ship's hull.
  • Zany Scheme: He comes up with these pretty quickly.

    Lun 
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Chikaku Star
Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP); Lia Sargent (EN)

Logg's slightly more level headed daughter.


  • A-Cup Angst: Downplayed. She's bigger than Subala and reminds her as such at every opportunity. But she still has comments that she wishes her breasts weren't so small.
  • Action Girl: A mixture of her parents; decent at both melee with a harpoon and decent in magic, especially Fire and Water.
  • Badass Family: Daughter in one.
  • Combination Attack: Dad and Daughter Attack (with Logg), Family Attack (with Logg and Kisara) and Petty Rivals (with Subala).
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes and hair.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: They'd probably get ruined, considering Lun spends a lot of time in the water.
  • Dragon Rider: Breaking through the gender barrier in the process.
  • Fishing Minigame: One of the competitors, and tends to spend most of it snarking at Subala.
  • Harpoon Gun: She hurls fishing harpoons in combat.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Her father's daughter, through and through.
  • Lovable Rogue: Gets caught stealing when you first meet, but you find out she's actually not a bad person at all.
  • Not So Different: Played for Laughs; she's more like Daddy than she wants to admit.
  • Sarashi: She sports a traditional Japanese body wrap. Which does very little to hold down her large breasts.
  • Those Two Guys: With Logg.
  • Tomboy: Less so than Subala, but she still exhibits this in her rowdiness, manner of dressing and her crass violence (much like her dad).

    Kisara 
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Chisatsu Star
Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Logg's wife and Raja's right hand. She keeps her husband and daughter in line.


  • Action Mom: And mom-type, to Subala and the rest of Raftfleet.
  • Almighty Mom: Both Logg and Lun do NOT want to cross her.
  • Badass Family: Mother in one.
  • Black Magician Girl: High magical skills and skilled with all types of magic.
  • Closer to Earth: Compared to her far wackier husband and daughter.
  • Combination Attack: Family Attack (with Logg and Lun).
  • Gag Boobs: Each of her breasts are quite a bit bigger than her own head.....
  • Hello, Nurse!: When she was young, she was the desire of all the men in Raftfleet and beyond.
  • Improbable Weapon User: She uses a mooring rope for combat.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Possibly, depending on how you read her Furo Scene conversation with Lun and Subala. She may be fully aware of what it sounds like and teasing both of them.
  • Number Two: She's is the Vice-admiral of Raftfleet and serves as Admiral Raja's aide and second-in-command.
  • What Does She See in Him?: She keeps this very much a secret and indeed, the announcement of her engagement to Logg lead to him receiving death threats. The fact that he rammed a flaming, explosive boat personally against a dam without breaking a sweat might have something to do with it.

    Subala 
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Chikei Star
Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP)

Lun's best friend / rival and a talented fisherwoman.


  • A-Cup Angst: Has gone from being Lun's friend to her rival based in part on this.
  • Anime Hair: She sports Dragon Ball Z style spikes.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: She is a fisherwoman, and the Prince needs to beat her at fishing in order for her to join. Lun insists the contest be at the Sindar Ruins Castle to ensure a fair contest, as Subala has never fished there before.
  • Combination Attack: She can perform Petty Rivals with Lun.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The Prince must best her in a fishing contest if she is to join.
  • FanGirl: She's instantly smitten with the Prince.
  • Fishing Minigame: Her speciality, which is staged as a four-way contest between Subala, the Prince, Lun and Logg, complete with lots of Trash Talking and boat ramming.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Has a pair of swimming goggles in her forehead.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Subala looks far more like an adolescent boy than a girl. The Prince can even mistakes her for Lun's boyfriend.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: She wields a trident in combat.
  • The Rival: With Lun, on a variety of matters. Boyfriends, fishing ability, and even boob size.
  • Second-Hand Storytelling: Lun allegedly stole her boyfriend, which kicked off their rivalry, although Lun has no memory of this.
  • Tomboy: Besides looking more like a boy than a girl she also acts more masculine than even her fellow Raftfleet tomboy Lun.

    Sairoh 
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Chikou Star

A skilled merchant living out his retirement in Raftfleet.


  • Chinese People: Complete with conical straw hat and sake gourd.
  • Cool Old Guy: The people of Raftfleet love his skills as a trader.
  • Intrepid Merchant: In his youth he was a legendary trader, and once recruited, sets up a trading post at the HQ.
  • Chain of Deals: For him to join, it is necessary to buy out the salt in other trading posts so the price sky-rockets. He will then ask how the Prince will rectify this. Sell at least 6 salts immediately to reduce the price. He then joins immediately, impressed with the young Prince's business acumen.
  • Guide Dang It!: Like a few other characters in 5, his recruitment process is particularly specific. Stockpiling salt before undertaking his recruitment will help immensely.
  • Mysterious Past: Hinted to have shady dealings in the past. That could be why his son and daughter-in-law were killed.
  • Promotion to Parent: He has taken care of Shinro, his grandson, since the death of his son and daughter-in-law.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: He comes back in when there is a crisis, as salt is a valuable commodity. He also helps out Shinro after the came ends.

    Shinro 
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Chiyu Star

Sairoh's grandson. Shinro seeks to follow in his grandfather's footsteps.


  • Nice Guy: The worst emotion he expresses is slight annoyance with Godwin's lack of interest in commerce.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He's quite cheerful.
  • Raised by Grandparents: He was taken in by his grandpa Sairoh, following the death of his parents.
  • Signature Device: He's never without his trusty abacus.
  • Stout Strength: Oboro is amazed that he uses a gigantic abacus to count change, and reasons Shinro must be incredibly strong.
  • We Buy Anything: Sell any item and he'll give a fair price. The only thing he won't deal in is trade goods.
  • We Sell Everything: Once recruited, his item store carries any item that has been found available in any other item store already visited by the Prince, though of course there is No Hero Discount.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants to be just as good a merchant as Sairoh. Although a less malignant example: Sairoh is infinitely helpful.

    Retso 
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Chizou Star

A skilled chef who has devoted his life to looking after his daughter, Shun Min.


  • Ascended Extra: He is a minor character in Suikoden II, but returns as a Star of Destiny in V.
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: He was trained by the Black Dragon Clan of chefs, and is one of the 4 masters.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The legendary "mythical sashimi" recipe he covets, explained below.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Retso in V can look a little goofy sporting Unusual Eyebrows. Retso in 2 sports a Badass Cape, badass mask that covers his mouth and a scar on his eye that he looks more threatening.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Retso in V is a mild-mannered father who worries that he's not a good father to Shun Min. When he appears in II, he has become bitter due to Shun Min's death and serves the more antagonistic role against Hai Yo. He got better in the end, thankfully.
  • Fetch Quest: He seeks to unlock the mysteries of the legendary mythical fish sashimi, and will only join the Prince if he brings him the strange fish, which can be caught when playing Subala's Fishing Mini Game.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Players familiar with Suikoden II's epic Cooking Duel (which occurs after the events of 5) will be familiar with what the future holds for Retso (and Shun Min). Retso makes progress with the Sashimi, and after the war, he perfects the recipe, and locks it away. Years later, he meets the chef Jinkai, who convinces him to use the recipe. Shun Min disagreed with this and stole the recipe, giving it to her lover, Suikoden 2's Hai Yo, to keep safe. But she was killed afterwards. Retso blamed Hai Yo for her death and sent members of the Black Dragon Group after him to get the recipe back. But Hai Yo, who had joined Riou's castle in the Dunan Army, fought off chef after chef. Retso decides to handle things himself, and, using his artlike knife work and presentation skills, hypnotizes the judges to make them think he had made the perfect food. Retso takes the recipe and is about to leave, but Hai Yo tells him the "Moon Bird" recipe is just something to satisfy Jinkai's lust for power. Retso gives Hai Yo another chance, and says he'll return later. After Hai Yo learns Retso's trick, he comes back and Retso fights fair, but loses. Retso realizes Shun Min was right, and returns the recipe to Hai Yo for safekeeping. *Phew*
  • Odd Friendship: With Logg. Logg envies Retso's parenting because Shun Min is a well behaved and polite little girl. Retso, however, admires Logg for letting Lun be a child.
  • Team Chef: His speciality, once recruited.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: A family trait, shaped like quotation marks.
  • Yellow Peril: His look — the mustache, east-Asian outfit, the beautiful daughter etc, but not his personality. He fits the personality when he was an enemy in II, but he didn't have the look anymore.

    Shun Min 
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Chisyu Star

Retso's beloved daughter and assistant.


  • Character Death: After the Falenan Civil War is over, Shun Min is unfortunately killed by the Black Dragon Group trying to prevent the Moon Bird recipe to be misused.
  • Cheerful Child: Sweet and lovely.
  • Chinese Girl: Her outfit invokes this, with it's long sleeves and bell-like cuffs.
  • Closer to Earth: Compared to her father, Retso.
  • Doomed by Canon: As mentioned in her father Retso's entry above, after the events of Suikoden 5, but before the events of Suikoden 2, she steals the 'Moon Bird' recipe and gives it to chef Hai Yo. However, Jinkai's thugs catch and kill her just as she secrets the recipe away.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Despite raising fish for her father to cook, she feels bad about their fate and is often moved to tears if diners can't finish their meals, feeling that her fish had died for nothing.

Haud Village

    Josephine 
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Chichin Star
Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP); Sherry Lynn (EN)

A beautiful (but haughty) fashionista living in Haud. Really Shuya Valya's younger sister, who left Armes to get out of her brother's shadow.


  • Action Fashionista: She's obsessed with fashion, and is a powerful early magic-user for the active party.
  • The Beautiful Elite: She's a beautiful young woman despite her spoiled, haughty tone, and is the daughter of a high-status Armes family.
  • Blue Blood: The young daughter of the Valya clan.
  • The Cast Showoff: In-Universe. Her personal Red Rose Rune attack sees the screen darken and a spotlight land on her whilst she pirouettes into battle for a combo attack. The trade-off is that the other party members are unimpressed with her show-boating and enter a "grumpy" status.
  • Collared by Fashion: She wears a velvet choker incorporating a small rose motif.
  • The Fashionista: So she thinks. In fact, she will only join the Prince if he is accompanied by others she considers fellow "fashion divas", namely Sialeeds or Sharmista. Once recruited, she makes multiple attempts to convince the Prince to develop what she sees as a "proper" fashion sense, to no avail.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: She's the first lady narcissist in the series available for the active party.
  • Flower Motifs: Specifically roses, as with most other narcissist encountered in the series.
  • Fluffy Fashion Feathers: She wears a fascinator with two huge, white feathers projecting from it.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's a snobbish narcissist, make no mistake. She's also a great mage early on in the game, with an affinity for the Fire Rune.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: Her outfit and hair-style (or perhaps powdered wig) reference the opulently decadent Georgian era.
  • It's All About Me: Whereas her fellow narcissist Esmeralda was obsessed with her own beauty, Josephine is wrapped up in her own sense of style.
  • Leitmotif: The narcissist's theme "Scarleticia Castle" plays whenever the Prince interacts with her.
  • Parasol of Pain: She wields a spike-tipped parasol named Melusine like a fencing foil in combat.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: (but see above — it doubles as a weapon.)
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears a voluminous pink and red gown that cinches her waist.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her whole outfit is different shades of pink.
  • Proud Beauty: Her beauty is only matched by her haughtiness.
  • Regal Ringlets: Her hair (or perhaps powdered wig) is piled up in a huge coiffure of ringlets.
  • Royal Brat: She is particularly caustic if the Prince attempts to recruit her without Sialeeds present, and is appalled at his apparent lack of fashion sense. She does mellow a little once recruited.
  • The Runaway: It turns out that she has run away from Armes as she felt unappreciated and in her brother Shula's shadow.
  • Shout-Out: She's possibly named after Napoleon Bonaparte's wife, the first Empress of France. She also seems to have aspects of Marie Antoinette.

    Cornelio 
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Chiraku Star
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Michael Sorich (EN)

A composer who has tamed DoReMi elves to act as an orchestra.


  • Summon Magic: He wields the unique DoReMi Rune, which allows him to summon DoReMi elves to attack or put enemies to sleep.
  • Sour Supporter: He has a habit of refering to nearly all other members of the Prince's army as "mediocrities". He's not a bad person, however, just really, really, really proud of his musical talent to the point of narcissism.
  • Those Two Guys: Has this dynamic with Josephine.

    Bastan 
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Chisei Star

An art appraiser working in Haud. He is depressed because Lord Barows is forcing him to claim the things created by the people of Haud are art.


  • The Eeyore: He's not the happiest guy around.
  • Fetch Quest: Like all other appraisers in the series, he must be brought a certain mystery item in order for him join. The item in question is a painting by the legendary artist, Ivanov, of Suikoden 1 fame.
  • Grail in the Garbage: The painting in question is often found out in the wilderness after it's dropped by random monsters.
  • Hustler: He views himself as something of a conman, especially amongst the wealthy, gullible citizens of Haud, as he has no real interest in appraising. Given the quality of 'art' by the 'artists' of Haud, it's not hard to see why.
  • I Have a Family: He keeps up the facade to support his family.
  • Status Buff: In War battles, his Weakness ability lowers the enemies defense by 5.


Lelcar

    Wasil 
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Tenzai Star
Voiced by: Isao Yamagishi (JP);

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He supports the Prince.


  • Character Filibuster: When he first encounters the Prince, who is incognito at the time, he blurts out his identity (several times) and has to be hushed by Kyle.
  • The Good Chancellor: He's the leader of the Central islet, which traditionally supports the Royal Family.
  • Mediator: His thankless job is to mediate between the factions on Lelcar and their disagreeing leaders, Orok and Volga.
  • Nice Guy: Constantly tries to mediate.
  • Rescue Arc: He calls for the Prince's aid after Godwin, via Orok of the western islet, starts to forcibly recruit young Lelcar men to support their cause.

    Volga 
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Tenken Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Kita (JP)

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He's the most hotblooded of the three.


  • A Father to His Men: He helped raise Lelcar orphans in days gone by, including Kyle.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Tries to be subdued, and not very good at it.
  • For Great Justice: He has a genuine sense of responsibility and devotion to his morals.
  • The Good Chancellor: He's the leader of the Eastern islet, which predominantly supports either the Prince or the Barows faction. becomes Mayor of Lelcar after the game.
  • Headbutting Heroes: He can't get along with Orok. Wasil often has to step in to stop them from fighting.
  • Hot-Blooded: When the eastern inlet boys are kidnapped, he's mounting a solo mission to find them.
  • Rescue Arc: He supports the Prince and Wasil in their attempts to halt Orok's recruitment drive, mentioned above.

    Orok 
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Tenpai Star
Voiced by: Goblin (JP)

One of the three leaders of Lelcar. He has sided with the Godwin faction.


  • Dirty Business: Does his best to minimize it, but recognizes it as necessary.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Initially. He is the leader of the Western Islet, which solidly follows the Godwins.
  • Headbutting Heroes: Does not get along with the loud Volga.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mostly because his village got torched.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: He knows that his position would make him seem an enemy to the others of Lelcar, but he knows there is no other choice. If Zahhak was allowed to do things directly, things would be a lot worse. He's eventually proven right.
  • Necessarily Evil: Tries to minimize the problems by working with the Godwin.
  • Rescue Arc: The Prince finds Orok and the conscripted boys. After the Prince defeats his hired bodyguard, Nikea, Orok relents and allows the Prince to take the boys.
  • Status Buff: In War battles, his Muddle ability lowers the enemies attack by 5.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He disappears mysteriously just before the successful completion of Lelcar's rebuilding, and was not seen again.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Orok's true character is seen when the town is on fire. He's personally evacuating the injured and elderly having trouble.
  • You Said You Would Let Them Go: Zahak, angry at Orok's betrayal, sets fire to Lelcar despite promising to leave the town alone. Having witnessed the above, Orok performs a Heel–Face Turn and respectfully joins the Prince.

    Mohsen 
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Chiyu Star

An armorer who supports the Godwin faction, at least until he realizes how ruthless they are.


  • Elemental Crafting: He's an armorer and once recruited, opens a store at castle HQ.
  • Big Fun: Moreso after he change sides.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He genuinely supported the Godwin ideals and not just because they spent a fortune at his store. Their monstrous actions in Lelcar soon change his mind, though you can convince him a lot sooner by spending a lot of money at his store.
  • No Hero Discount
  • Shout-Out: It could be unintentional, but he's a dead-ringer for Dr Phil.
  • Status Buff: Has the Fortify ability, which boosts his unit defense in 5 points, used in War Battles.
  • We Buy Anything: That isn't a trade good.
  • We Sell Everything: He sells armor that is available from any other armor store already visited.

    Lord de Beers 
The head of the Beers family, who rules over Lelcar. He participed in the Sacred Games, but his representative gladiator, Jinku, was easily defeated by Belcoot in the first day.
  • 0% Approval Rating: The inhabitants of Lelcar, A House Divided, are united only by their disdain for the guy.
  • Dirty Coward: Fearing the Prince's Liberation Army, he flees to Doraat, and from there to Stormfist. When he realizes that the Godwin would lose the war, he abandons the country.
  • The Ghost: He is mentioned, but never seen in person.

Sable

    Solis Raulbel 
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The Lord of Sable and an early supporter of the Prince.


    Dinn 
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Tenman Star
Voiced by: Jun Ishimaru (JP); Tony Oliver (EN)

A warrior in service to the Lord of Sable.


  • Back-to-Back Badasses: His unite attack with Belcoot.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": It was probably intentional, but Dinn isn't the best at acting.
  • Clear Their Name: He helps the Prince clear his name when Roy, who is the Prince's Criminal Doppelgänger, gives the Prince a bad name through his misdeeds in the region.
  • Devoted to You: He cares for Solis's daughter Salisha above all else, and thinks Mathias and Isato's loyalties towards Isabel and Haswar (respectively) are the same. They set him straight in an optional bath scene.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He wields a katana named Shamz al-Zuha, a name taken from 1001 Arabian Nights.
  • Nerves of Steel: Utterly unflappable, but he does like chasing Armes back to their hometown.
  • The Stoic: Very much so, he's consistantly stern and steely.


Hershville

    Haleth 
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Chikou Star

A corrupt port administrator.


  • Betting Mini-Game: His speciality. He runs a betting stall for Yoran's Dragon Horse racing game.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: A former administrator at Hershville, he is known for looking the other way regarding smuggling, as long as he can take a cut.
  • TheGambler
  • The Nondescript: Arguably. In a series that (on the whole) has excellent character design, he's pretty bland and unmemorable, which actually makes sense given that he has to be as bland as possible to be able to do his smuggling business well.
  • Status Buff: In War battles, his Muddle ability lowers the enemies attack by 5.
  • Wild Card: He actually made several bets with other administrators, placing his money on a victory for the Prince's forces, and so joins to keep an eye on proceedings.

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