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Falena Royal Family

    In General 
  • Badass Family: The Prince takes to the field alongside Sialeeds, Lymsleia got Nerves of Steel and is a brilliant politician, Ferid is a Four-Star Badass, and Arshtat has a True Rune that can vaporize opponents into particles.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Moreso during the late years of Olhazeta Falenas: her two daughters, Falzrahm and Shahrewar, fought each other for the throne and hired Nether Gate assassins to kill each other and their husbands and supporters.
    • This is a major driving factor for Arshtat, as most of her family was killed during the Falenan Succession Conflict (and her parents weren't any better), and she vowed to ensure such a situation would never occur again.
  • Big Fancy Castle: The queen commands from the sprawling Sun Palace.
  • Fantasy Counterpart Culture: The Falenan Royals and their guard's designs borrow from a variety of different cultural styles - Egyptian, Greek, Chinese (clothing, certain weapons and court intrigue) and Japanese (especially the knights, who have a definite Samurai vibe) seem to be the main influence, and the concept of a powerful female ruler mirrors British monarchs Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. Arshtat's design is the pinnacle of this (brilliant) cultural melange.
  • Mystical White Hair: Members of the Falenan Royal family have white-silver hair, as a symbol of their genetic heritage.
    • Lymsleia averts this, as she took over her father side of the family.
    • Subverted with Sialeeds, whose hair is golden. Double subverted, as it is dyed.
  • The Power of the Sun: The three Runes of Falena: Sun Rune, Dawn Rune and Twilight Rune.

    The Prince / Prince Freyjadour / Ardil / Faroush Falenas
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Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Voice A) and Junko Minagawa (Voice B) (JP); Johnny Yong Bosch (Voice A) and Mona Marshall (Voice B) (EN)

The protagonist of Suikoden V. The Prince starts as a member of the royal family who is perceived as a nobody by those who don't know him, only to become the leader of a rebellion against the tyrannical Godwin regime.

  • Almighty Janitor: In a sense. Because he's not in line for the throne he has very little official duties (and in fact, is mocked by other nobility), so he's free to explore and leave the capital to visit other towns in the Queendom. Guess who ends up saving the continent?
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: He has several powerful unite attacks with his comrades, including Lyon, Miakis, his aunt Sialeeds and his double, Roy.
  • Badass Crew: Falena's Finest indeed.
  • Battle Couple: The Prince and Lyon are inseparable at least until halfway through the game, although their relationship is introduced as that of a loyal retainer rather than romance (think Tir and Gremio) Ship Tease abounds, however, and it's heavily implied in the ending that the Prince's feelings for Lyon go beyond that of a simple friendship. In the worst ending, after the game itself put him through a Trauma Conga Line of epic proportions, it is Lyon's death that completely breaks him. Conversely, in the Golden Ending where she still dies, but the power of the 108 Stars of Destiny, The Sun Rune, and some might even say The Power of Love itself join forces to revive her, it's all but outright stated that They Do, and continue as this into the epilogue.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The player can choose to avoid this but most of his dialogues choices run in this direction. For instance, if the player chooses to voice support for Belcoot as Lymsleia's husband Sialeeds will tease him by saying, "So..he even has big brother's approval?"
  • Big Good: Throughout most of the game
  • Bishounen: Slender features and long white hair. Nifsara, who loves pretty boys, loves to lampshade this.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens in the manga after the Godwin's Coup. Poor kid.
  • Canon Name: Three, depending on the source. The novelization call him "Freyjadour" ("Frey" for short). The manga refers to him as "Ardil". The pre-made save-games released as part of the game's promotion refers to him as "Faroush".
  • Chick Magnet: Lampshaded so often to the point of becoming a Running Gag. Miakis, Luserina and Lyon may all possibly have a crush on him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Some of the dialog choices let the player portray him as one, though this usually results in Lyon getting annoyed with him
  • The Chosen One: When he gets close to the Dawn Rune, it selects him as a host. In the Bad Endings, this happens with the Twilight Rune after Lyon dies.
  • Combat Medic: With his Dawn Rune, similar to The Hero of Suikoden II. The Prince's rune, however, is so powerful it can stabilize the lives of people who otherwise would've died.
  • Combination Attack: Sworn Protector (with either Lyon or Miakis), Royal Power (with Sialeeds), Perfect Likeness (with Roy), Falena's Finest (with Lyon, Georg, Kyle, Miakis, and Galleon), and Creation (by combining his Dawn Rune with Lyon's Twilight Rune).
  • Continuity Nod: His first alternate costume when he's on disguise is also McDohl's clothes.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He hits this at the end of the game if you have recruited less than 60 Stars of Destiny. Unable to cope with Lyon's death, he wanders off into the frozen Ashtwal Mountains a broken man, never to be seen again.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Frey's choice of weapon is a sanjiegunnote  which is an extremely difficult weapon to wield properly, without the user inuring themselves. He makes it look EASY.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": He is referred to as "the Prince" or "Your Highness", even during non-voiced scenes. Justified, as he is a Heroic Mime and the player has to choose a name for him.
  • Fighting with Chucks: He wields a sansetsukon, a three-section staff. It's one of the weapons you can learn in many schools of kung fu. A lot of its moves are used for trapping the opponent's weapon.
  • Four-Star Badass: Becomes one.
  • The Hero: The Protagonist of the story, who eventually becomes the leader of the Loyalist Army to oppose the Godwins regime.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • He goes through a large amount of trauma throught the story, but he finaly cracks after the events of The New Queen's Campaign: Sialeeds seemingly betrays him and Lyon nearly dies from a stab wound. In a scene after the above spoiler, Luserina offers some words of comfort in an effort to reach out to him. After a moment, He simply turns around and walks off; the player is not even given the option to respond (which would normaly happen). Pretty powerful response for a silent protagonist.
    • He has a minor one after the Godwin coup. He sits alone in a room in Lunas and sadly remembers his now late father, late mother, and (if reputation is high enough) his kidnapped sister. He shakes it off, and stands up determined to fix this.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Which Lucretia even advises him on, so he can look more badass.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: The "Royal Paradise" skill basically increases the Prince's stats tremendously. However, it is pretty expensive and getting it requires you to have at least an A rank on ''all'' of his basic skills. He and his decoy Roy are the only ones who can equip it. Once you get it to a nice level, it's results are amazing.
  • Lady Land: As his gender rendered him ineligible to take the throne, he was dismissed as unimportant by certain nobles, but not by his family, who lavished him with just as much attention as his younger sister.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: It nearly reaches the ground. He cuts it if he becomes the new Commander of the Queen's Knights. Although some Bonus Material in a magazine that supposedly depicts the Prince several years after the events of the game, sees him having started to grow it out again. By this time, though, his features have matured a bit and he bears, in fact, a striking resemblance to his dad, Ferid.
  • Magnetic Hero: By necessity, with 107 potential recruits available.
  • Modest Royalty: Compared to the rest of his family or the nobility, his first outfit is kinda plain-looking; emphasizing how low on the totem pole he is.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: In the beginning of the game, nobles complain about this because, as a male royal, he's only supposed to do ceremonial duties or be married off to some foreign princess.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: He gains one in his third outfit, the outfit you see in the cover and for the most of the game.
  • Silent Bob: The only thing saving him from being the Heroic Mime is his expressive face.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He really takes after his mother, appearance-wise. This is lampshaded by Skald Egan, his grandfather.
  • Warrior Prince: He's pretty badass with his 3 section staff.
  • The Wise Prince: Particularly for a Heroic Mime.

    Crown Princess Lymsleia Falenas
Voiced by: Sawa Ishige (JP); Philece Sampler (EN)

The heir to the Falenan throne and the Prince's younger sister. Lym is extremely attached to her brother, but she also shows surprising wisdom for a girl her age.

  • Big Brother Worship: She's very clingy towards her older brother, the Prince. The manga adaptation turns that around and makes her more of a Tsundere.
  • Break the Cutie: Subverted. Gizel attempts to break her fails, but he definitely succeeds where Miakis is concerned.
  • Cheerful Child: Or was, 'til Gizel tries to break her, following his takeover of the Sun Palace. She cheers up after she's rescued.
  • The Chew Toy: Her bodyguard, Miakis, takes no small amount of pleasure in toying with her.
  • Cool Big Sis: But she knows Miakis will always be there to protect her. The epilogue even states that: "they remained as close as loving sisters".
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and eyes,
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quite aware of how Godwin is using her as a puppet queen. And when the Prince gains victories, she's quite happy to revel in Gizel's misfortune.
  • The Glomp: She loves to hug her brother.
  • Nerves of Steel: Gizel points a sword at her throat, and she doesn't even bat an eyelash. She endured a lot to make it this far.
  • Plucky Girl: In spite of everything the Godwins put her through, she absolutely refused to let them break her and even devised "The New Queen's Campaign" as a smokescreen in order to defect to her brother's armynote . Too bad Sialeeds didn't allow it to happen.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Once in power.
  • Relationship Values: The game actually keeps track of how nice you are to her. If you're not nice enough, you're locked out of one of the endings.
  • Save the Princess: She becomes a key figure in the plots of those who want to turn the country towards their own ends and one of the prince's primary motivations for fighting.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Just as her brother resembles her mother, Lymsleia has inherited her hair and eye colors from her father.
  • Tsundere: In the manga.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: If you're nice enough to her, she'll ask to sleep in the Hero's bed for one final sleepover after the purification rite.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Lym doesn't mince words, after being betrayed by her aunt, Sialeeds. She calls her out on it and tells her exactly where she can go (seen at 2:38-2:57).
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: For a ten-year-old, Lym comes up with some incredible battle plans.

    Queen Arshtat Falenas
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (JP); Carolyn Hennesy (EN)

The Queen of Falena and the Prince's mother. Although Arshtat is normally a kind and caring woman, two years ago she had to take up the Sun Rune to prevent it from being stolen. Tragically, the Rune is slowly driving her mad.

  • A God Am I: Due to the Sun Rune's influence she believes herself to be a god. In reality, she becomes an unstable pyscho.
  • The Ageless: The case for any True Rune bearer. Arshtat stopped aging at 32 when she first bore the Sun Rune.
  • Almighty Mom: When your mother is a Queen...
  • Anyone Can Die: She is killed by Georg Prime (see his entry for further details as to why under The Promise) when the Sun Rune's control over her becomes out of hand, and she begins to prepare to destroy all of Falena.
  • Artifact of Doom: As Queen, she is bearer of one of Falena's greatest treasures: the Sun Rune. However, its power seems to be affecting her judgment as the game begins.
  • Big Good: At the start of the game.
  • Cool Crown: It's twice the size of her head.
  • Costume Porn: Her outfit is particularly elaborate.
  • Decadent Court: She has worked tirelessly along with her husband, Ferid, to reform palace life and the darker underbelly of Falena, regardless of what sort of enemies they may have made in the process.
  • Doomed by Canon: If you got Richmond to investigate Georg in Suikoden II, you already know that Arshtat will be killed by Georg.
  • Dying as Yourself: In her last moments after getting impaled, she thanks Georg for stopping her (from destroying the country with the Sun Rune), then asks him to watch over her children.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: As seen when she is under the Sun Rune's corrupting influence.
  • Good Parents: She's a loving mother to Frey, Lym, and Lyon. Even when she's Brainwashed and Crazy by the Sun Rune, most of her rants consist of her being very pissed at her kids and/or family being hurt.
  • Happily Married: Her marriage was arranged because Ferid won the Sacred Games. But she was quite pleased with it.
  • The High Queen: She's regal, calm yet commanding, and beautiful to boot. Before she took up the Sun Rune, she was seen as one of the best Queens in Falena.
  • Mama Bear: Insult her family. Or, better, threaten them. Enjoy your last few seconds alive.
  • Matriarchy: Falena is (so far) unique in the Suikoden universe, as the only Queendom.
  • Meaningful Name: In Zoroastrian angelology, Arshtat is the name of a yazad that governs justice and righteousness.
  • Morality Pet: Her family is the only thing keeping the Sun Rune from taking over her mind completely. For now.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In a fit of rage, induced by the Sun Rune's corrupting power, she actually incinerates her own husband, Ferid. When she comes to, she is understandably devastated. She tends to feel this way about the Sun Rune in general.
  • The Power of the Sun: Commands sun-style power in the Sun Rune.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Hers is almost floor-length.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When she's not under the Sun Rune's sway.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Downplayed but still there if you go by the source material. Most sources set the Player Character's age during the events of Suikoden V as 16. Most of those same sources state that Arshtat and Ferid were both 34. Simple math demands that Arshtat would have been 18 at the time of his birth, and possibly only 17 when she first became pregnant with him. Given that the age of majority in Suikoden's world seems to be about 16 and that an important plot point of Suikoden V is Falena holding a Sacred Games to choose a husband for Lymsleia when she is barely ten note , nobody bats an eyelash at this.
  • Trailers Always Lie: Trailers for the game made it appear that a Brainwashed and Crazy Arshtat would be your main opponent. She's killed offscreen during the coup.
  • Unstable Powered Woman: She becomes this after taking hold of the Sun Rune, one of the 27 True Runes, resulting in her destroying Lordlake before being put down so as to prevent her from potentially wiping out the entire nation of Falena itself. She's actually a Reasonable Authority Figure until the power of the Sun Rune corrupts her into insanity.
  • Weaponized Headgear: The Sun Rune is borne on the forehead.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Arshtat mentions that the Sun Rune seduces the soul of the person who bears it. It certainly drives her insane. Interestingly, the Dawn and Twilight Runes can prevent this. Unfortunately, Arshtat doesn't have the Dawn Rune.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Variation. She and Ferid knew that it was only a matter of time until the Sun Rune drove her completely mad and/or one of the Noble factions would try to seize power.

    Ferid Egan
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP); Douglas Rye (EN)

The Commander of the Queen's Knights, the Prince's father and Arshtat's husband. Ferid is famous for being one of the few men to gain his position while not being a member of the Falenan nobility.

  • Asskicking Equals Authority: To get engaged to Arshat (and thus, to become the Commander of the Queen's Knights) he had to win the Sacred Games.
  • Curtains Match the Window: A trait he passed on to his daughter.
  • Dark Horse Victory: His victory in the Sacred Games came as a severe shock to the local aristocracy, who expected one of the gladiators hired to represent one of their own to win; needless to say, while he has become popular with the public since then, many of the nobility still resent him.
  • Defusing The Tykebomb: Helped a Nether Gate castoff named Mismar become a normal girl.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: His last words, mouthed as Arshtat incinerates him, are "I love you".
  • Four-Star Badass: He's captain of the Queen's Knights.
  • Good Parents: He's a supportive and protective dad to his three kids (that is, Frey, Lyon, and Lym).
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Arshtat. He's the only one (although the Prince can do one optionally) who's able to snap her out of her Rune-induced crazy fits, but it's becoming more and more difficult as of late.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Quite pretty.
  • Happily Married: He and Arshtat utterly love each other like no other.
  • Mysterious Past: A citizen of the Island Nations Federation, he keeps his family background a secret to avoid political complications, going simply by "Ferid". It's later discovered he has a Secret Other Family, and was the eldest son of Admiral Skald Egan of the Island Nations, thereby making Bernadette his younger sister.
  • No Body Left Behind: He is literally incinerated by his Sun Rune-crazed wife, Arshtat.
  • One-Man Army: In his youth, during the invasion of Falena by bordering Armes, he saved the nation singlehandedly by fighting on the front lines of the war as Commander of the Queen's Knights.
  • The Promise: He made an arrangement with Georg that he was to kill Arshtat should she lose her sanity while in control of the Sun Rune, in case he was otherwise incapacitated. Georg reluctantly agreed.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Accepts the criticisms levied at him and his wife and encourages his knights to speak honestly.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not only is Ferid a badass in his own right, but it's noted that he's one of the few prospective consorts to a Falenan Queen to win the Sacred Games himself as opposed to hiring a mercenary on his behalf like most nobles have done. It's also noted how timely this was, as conflicts with Armes and other nations during the early part of Arshtat's reign made Ferid's own martial prowess and knowledge of tactics and command very useful.

    Lady Sialeeds Falenas
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP); Karen Strassman (EN)

The Prince's aunt and Arshtat's sister. To avoid a civil war, Sialeeds gave up her claim to the Falenan throne, although she gladly helps her family with solving the various problems in Falena.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her gown parts down the middle, proudly displaying her rack and her navel.
  • The Ace: She's beautiful, deadly, fashionable, and personable. She also is quite possibly the best politician in the queendom, able to out-gambit damn near anyone armed with only her own knowledge and savvy. Arshtat outright implies that Sialeeds would have been a better Queen than she is, and even Lucretia is thrown for a loop more than once at Sialeeds's hidden agenda.
  • Arranged Marriage: As a girl, she was arranged to be married to Gizel Godwin. After the succession crisis, Sialeeds vowed to never get married or have children.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Not that she was ever bad to begin with, but she accomplishes all of her objectives, breaks the power of the nobility and allows Lymsleia to reform the Queendom's government.
  • Blow You Away: She specializes in Wind Rune magic.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Sialeeds is a bit of a drunk who self-admittedly "doesn't sleep well sober," and never wakes up before noon. Despite this, she's a brilliant politician, diplomat, fashion designer, and martial artist who's able to play the political game well against people such as Gizel Godwin and Salum Barrows.
  • The Chosen One: The Twilight Rune chooses her as a host, allowing her to wield its power with impunity. Unfortunately the strain of using it just after an intense battle with the Prince causes her to succumb to her injuries. When it leaves her for Lyon.
  • Christmas Cake: Mentioned by a few characters, who refer to her as the Prince's "old auntie", much to her annoyance.
  • Combination Attack: Royal Power (with the Prince) and Kiss Goodbye (with Jeane and Nelis).
  • Cool Aunt: She's supposed to be personable, her job is to observe the world among the people.
  • Crutch Character: Starts out as a fairly powerful long-range fighter, as well as a decent spellcaster, but is saddled with an irremovable Wind Rune. And she ditches your party halfway through the game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: And she loves it.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Granted, the Godwins and Barows do deserve it, but Sialeeds's plan killed a lot of innocent people as the war dragged on as well.
  • Enigmatic Minion: During her stint supporting the Godwins. She keeps her true objectives from both her erstwhile 'allies' and the party both, although Gizel and Lucretia both guess what it is.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: She dyes her hair gold. Her real color is silver, like Arshtat and the Prince. She stops dying it when she abandons the Prince's army.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Albeit for Necessarily Evil reasons
  • The Fashionista: Even Josephine is mightily impressed that she designs and creates her own gowns.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her kimono-esque outfit.
  • Gag Boobs: They're HUGE! Were it not for the leather straps crisscrossing her rack, she'd be guilty of indecent exposure.
  • Good All Along: She betrays both Frey and Lym at the climax of the story, forcing the latter back into Godwin custody and making the former's attempt to rescue her a moot point. That said, her long con was to force Frey to use his army to completely destroy the nobility by necessity. Had Frey and Lym's plans succeeded, the nobility would eventually have had a chance to continue holding power over the two of them. Sialeeds would not allow that for her family.
  • Heroic RRoD: Using the Twilight Rune put a strain on her body. Given how she was in fierce combat with the Prince just before that point, it puts a lot of strain on her and eventually kills her.
    Sialeeds: (languidly) "Hahaha... I get it now..." (collapses on the ground)
  • Inadequate Inheritor: She invokes this after the fall of Stormfist when she returns to Sol-Falena and tells the Godwins that Childerich and Dilber are dead. Alenia immediately accuses her of getting them killed since she was supposedly a master with the Twilighy Rune. Sialeeds invokes the trope in response, remarking that Alenia, who tried and failed to use the rune, knows just how hard it is to use. Sialeeds is lying, but Alenia is fooled. Gizel is not, but he doesn't care.
  • It's Personal: She utterly despises Lucretia Merces, mostly because it was she who convinced her sister Arshtat to take up the Sun Rune in the first place. Lucretia even admits that, while the advise she gave to Arshtat was correct and if she had to, she'd do it all again, Sialeeds has every right to be angry with the results.
  • Kicking Ass in All Her Finery: In a gorgeous dress.
  • Maiden Aunt: Following the violent Falenan War of Succession, she vowed to never marry or have children.
  • Ms. Exposition: Her main role outside of court is to accompany her young nephew and act as his advisor, usually indicating how the team should progress.
  • Necessarily Evil: Her role as a "villain" only is because she was trying to work from within the Godwin fold to destroy it and usher in a new reign for her niece and nephew, free from the noble corruption in the Senate that caused the civil war to begin with.
  • Not a Morning Person: Generally, she's very upbeat but has a habit of punching those who wake her early. People thank you for not making them wake her up, and Lyon had to bandage her eye when she had to do it.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: She wears her tousled, honey blonde hair in a high ponytail that falls (sexily) over one side of her face.
  • The Power of the Sun: She frequently discusses the power of the Sun Rune. Later in the game, she elects to wield the Twilight Rune. Unlike the Inadequate Inheritor Alenia, Sialeeds can wield its true power with impunity, serving as equal in power to Zerase.
  • Promotion to Parent: She serves as a surrogate mother to the Prince, since she serves as a guide to the places the Prince tours. This is more poignant after Arshtat is slain.
  • Rings of Death: She wields a pair of chakram in combat.
  • Secret Relationship: Is implied to be in one with Kyle.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Interesting aversion. While her sister Arshtat and cousin Haswar have silver hair, Sialeeds's golden hair looks out of place. Her Heel–Face Turn lets her reveal that she dyes it. She really does look like Arshtat.
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: In the end, her goal was to use the war as a diversion so she could eliminate Salum Barrows and the Godwins. If Lymsleia had done it after the war, there'd be no way to do it without the Royal Family seeming like tyrants. Nor could Salum, or the Godwins be allowed to live. Lucretia tells Sialeeds she already knew what her intentions were, but still rebukes her by saying it made her no different than they were.
    Sialeeds: (weakly) "Well, what can I say? I guess... I'm just not as smart as you. Damn woman... god, I really hate you."

    Lady Haswar Falenas, the Oracle
Tensyo Star
Voiced by: Yoko Sasaki (JP); Mari Devon (EN)

The Oracle of Lunas and Arshtat's cousin. Like Sialeeds, Haswar has given up her claim to the Falenan throne to avoid a civil war.

  • Badass Pacifist: She is not a fighter, but does everything in her power to peacefully resist the Godwins.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Really into the beavers, Toma, and Fuyo.
  • Good Shepherd: She's shown to be extremely kind and compassionate to those under her care.
  • Maiden Aunt: Like her cousin Sialeeds, she has pledged to never marry or have children for the sake of stability in the Queendom. Despite this, Haswar holds no grudges against her surviving family. Promptly defied after the game ends, as she does marry.
  • Miko: Of a sort, due to the religious role she plays in her society.
  • Saintly Church: Her enclave at Lunas.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To her cousin, Queen Arshtat.
  • Succession Crisis: As the daughter of Crown Princess Shahrewar, Haswar should have eventually become Queen. Thanks to the machinations of Shahrewar's younger sister Falzrahm and the violent succession struggle that erupted after her grandmother's passing, this never came to be. But the tragedy of the Succession War was too much for Haswar, and she allowed Arshtat to take the throne because she had absolutely no desire to have it.


Queen Knights

    In General 
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Falena's Finest Unite attack. It is, to date, the only 6-person Unite in the series, and involves some of the strongest characters in the game, with the Prince, Lyon, Georg, Miakis, Kyle, and Galleon taking part. It deals 0.2 to 0.4 damage (depending on the average affection points of the non-Prince characters involved) to all enemies, which is a lot more than it sounds like given that that damage involves 6 people and is spreading the damage to the entire enemy group. So why is it impractical? Because your only chance to use it is when retaking Sol-Falena, which has only boss encounters with one or two enemies. You can't use it before OR after that, since Georg is only in the team with the rest of Falena's Finest for that brief window (joining shortly before that and splitting off from the Prince's group shortly after that). You can use it in a New Game+ thanks to Georg being a permanent party member after retaking Sol Falena but the trope still applies because Georg is a Glass Cannon against the Final Boss.
  • Body Guard Babes: Lyon and Miakis are the personal bodyguards of the prince and princess Lymsleia, respectively.
  • Color Motif: Gold and black.
  • Combination Attack: Falenas Finest, a awesome Unite Attack performed by every Queen Knight, but Alenia and Zahhak.
    • Both Lyon and Miakis can perform the "Sworn Protector" Unite Attack with the Prince. Lyon also has access to the "Creation" Magic Unite Attack with the Prince by combining both their Twilight and Dawn runes.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Commander Ferid and the Queen knights uses swords as their main weapon. Miakis and Galleon are exception, as the former uses a pair of daggers and the latter, a lance.
    • Inverted with Alenia and Zahhak, whom turn out to be villains.
  • Praetorian Guard: They are the elite of Falena's army and protect equally powerful rulers, such as Ferid (their commander and the winner of the previous Sacred Games) and Queen Arshtat, who can burn down entire towns with the power of the Sun Rune.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Falena and to the Royal Family.
    • Lyon is specifically loyal to the Prince, even if it kills her; especially if you fail to gather all 108 Stars of Destiny, before the final battle.
    • Galleon is loyal to the Falenan throne, which is the reason that he fight on the Godwin side, at least until Sialeeds prevents Lysleia rescue and betrays the party.
    • Subverted with Alenia and Zahhak, but the former was always been a supporter of the Godwin Faction.

Tenei Star
Voiced by: Eri Sendai (JP); Carrie Savage (EN)

A Queen's Knight-in-training and the Prince's bodyguard. She has a fairly dark past, although all most people know about it is that Ferid took her in when she was young.

  • Action Girl: You can't be a bodyguard if you can't fight.
  • Anyone Can Die: Although she can be saved, see below.
  • Badass Adorable: She has her moments, such as when the Prince visits her in the infirmary on the night before the final battle. Lyon does her best to assure him she's fine and ready fight by his side again. Seen here, at 4:07-4:47
  • Bodyguard Crush: Heavily implied to have one on the Prince.
  • The Chosen One: Ends up being chosen by the Twilight Rune.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Used to be a member of Nether Gate until it was 'disbanded', and was taken in by Ferid, who helped her grow out of her Tyke-Bomb status.
  • Determinator: She protects the Prince with her life and takes her duties very seriously.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Though not in appearance, her role in the plot is identical to Gremio from the first game. Including the Heroic Sacrifice.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Ends up inheriting the Twilight Rune when it leaves Sialeeds right before she dies.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: During the Queen Campaign, Lyon is stabbed In the Back by Dolph. She nearly dies and has to spend a good deal of the game in at the HQ nursery.
  • Happily Adopted: Ferid and Arshtat take her in and raise her as their third child, and she's very happy with them as parents. Considering that she was a part of Nether Gate prior, she lucked out as far as getting adopted by them.
  • I Have Many Names: Was named "Lyon" by Ferid, but her birth name is Mismar.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: A switchblade katana. It's a real weapon too, known as a nagamaki.
  • Killed Off for Real: She was supposed to be: Silva mentions that only the Dawn Rune's magic kept her alive. If you don't gather all 108 Stars of Destiny, she dies at the end of the game.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: She wields a large, switchblade-like nagamaki.
  • Not Blood Siblings: Just before the Prince and his entourage depart for Stormfist, Ferid tells Lyon that she's practically his third child and feels it entitles him to a bit of fatherly concern every now and then, Miakis also notes this on the morning the party sets out for Lunas, when she tells Lym that the Prince and Lyon are like brother and sisternote 
  • Plucky Girl: Lyon is an eternal source of cheerful optimism and support for the Prince.
  • Spotting the Thread: The only person who Roy can't fool with his "Prince" Disguise.
  • Taking the Bullet: Saves the Prince from Dolph's ambush during the New Queen's Campaign, nearly dying in the process and winding up on the sidelines for some time afterwards.
  • The Power of the Sun: Obtains the Twilight Rune, following Sialeeds death.
  • This Cannot Be!/Trying Not to Cry: This aptly sums up her reaction upon seeing the Prince and her friend, Miakis, preparing to duel each other... possibly to the death.

    Georg Prime 
Voiced by: Hisanori Koyatsu (JP); Jamieson Price (EN)

The newest member of the Queen's Knights and an old friend of Ferid's. Georg is one of the best swordsmen in the world. Years later, he would join in the fight against Highland.

See Suikoden Recurring Characters.

Chiin Star
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP); Kate Higgins (EN)

Lym's eccentric bodyguard and best friend.

  • Action Girl: She's a Queen's Knight and Lymsleia's personal bodyguard for a reason.
  • Apologetic Attacker/Just Following Orders: If you lose the duel against Miaskis, she reluctantly walks behind the Prince and slits his throat; resulting in a Non Standard Game Over.
    Miakis: (softly) "I'm sorry...."
  • Badass Adorable: A rare instance where the trope applies to an adult, see Older Than They Look.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being the most cheerful out of the Queen's Knights, she got that job (as well as being the personal bodyguard to the heiress to the Queendom) for a very good reason. Best seen when she cheerfully threatens (with one of her knives) to toss Euram into a river after he gets a little too close when trying to court the ten year old Lymsleia. She would have been chosen as a Dragon Knight too if she wasn't female.
  • Break the Cutie: Immediately following Lym's coronation, Gizel strips Miakis of her guardianship of Lym and denies her the right to see her anymore, causing Miakis to grow increasingly despondent. Which culminates in him ordering her to aid Alenia in Doraat's defense, where she's ultimately forced to fight the Prince in a duel, to buy time for Alenia to escape. Miakis' heart breaks as she's compelled to fulfil her duty, believing she had nothing left.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: It's hard to believe someone so seemingly carefree somehow ended up becoming a Queen's Knight, or that she might've been a member of the Dragon Calvalry, were it not for their strict policies of not allowing women in their ranks.
  • Cool Big Sis: She isn't just Lymsleia's bodyguard, but her confidant and closest friend, apart from her brother. The epilogue during the end credits even says they remained as close as loving sisters.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both her hair and eyes are purple.
  • Dual Wielding: Uses a pair of knives for combat.
  • Duel Boss/Fighting Your Friend: As a result of Gizel's manipulation, she duels the Prince in Doraat.
  • Famed in Story: While they're in Stormfist for the Sacred Games, Lyon tells the Prince that Miakis and Kyle are both proficient in magic, but are famous throughout Falena as Queen's Knights, rather than magic users.
  • The Gadfly: She loves to mess with her friends' heads. For example, she tricks Lym into thinking that the ceremonial battle the Prince competed in for the Sacred Games was part of the official tournament and thus the Prince seeks his sister's hand in marriage.
  • Genki Girl: She's probably the only woman you'll meet that can threaten to slit someone's throat and dispose of their body in the river and do it with a smile and perfectly chipper tone, without being Axe-Crazy, or a Stepford Smiler.... and MEAN IT!!
  • He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him: Miakis invokes this when Lymsleia refuses to cry over her parents' deaths to deny the Godwins the satisfaction of breaking her. So Miakis holds her and cries in her stead.
  • Implied Love Interest: Implied twice, toward the Prince:
    • When they're about to begin the purification ritual at Lunas, Lym tells the Prince not to peek. If the player answers they don't intend to, Miakis will tempt the Prince by reminding him that she'll be taking part in the ritual as well.
    • The bath scene between the Prince, Lyon, Miakis, and Roy, further suggests Miakis has a crush on him. When Roy shows up in the women's bath pretending to be the Prince, not only is Miakis not upset to see him, she invites him to join them... until Lyon points out that it's Roy in disguise. That changes everything. After Miakis chases him offnote , Lyon notes:
    Lyon: (chuckling to herself) "She's never gonna live this down, heh, heh! Her face was so red!"
  • It's Personal/This Is Unforgivable!: Seen at the climax of "The Queen's Campaign". Dolph attempts to attack the Prince, but Lyon shields him with her own body and is mortally wounded, causing Miakis to draw her blades and attack Dolph without hesitation or restraint.
  • Knife Nut: She wields two Ghurka-type, curved daggers.
  • Magic Knight: Lyon remarks that, among the knights, Miakis is well known for her magic. But she's still a knight, too.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's Older Than She Looks, but the trope still applies compared to the other Queen's Knights.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Sialeeds can personally attest to that, since even she isn't exempt from Miakis' zingers:
    Lymsleia: (at Sialeeds) "Well, isn't it your own fault for not getting out of bed? I think you're just getting old."
    Sialeeds: (at Lym) "I'm sorry, Lym, your Aunty isn't hearing too good. What was that again?"
    Lymsleia: (runs and hides behind the Prince) "Eep!"
    Prince: (if player chooses) "You started it, Lym."
    Lymsleia: (upset) "Who's side are you on?"
    Miakis: (innocently) "He's right y'know... just 'cuz it's true doesn't mean you should say it!"
  • Older Than She Looks: Believe it, or not, she's 22, but looks, sounds, and acts closer to Lyon's age.
  • One of the Boys: Growing up, she was a tomboy and was always around Roog and Rahal.
  • Plucky Girl: For most of the game, she's pretty upbeat and supportive. Which makes the part where Gizel breaks her so difficult to watch.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Ever cheerful and outgoing, she always does her job with polite words and a nice, big smile, even when she's got a dagger to your throat.
  • Sole Survivor: Variation She's the only full-fledged Knight who retains her title after the War's end. (Galleon retires, Kyle leaves for unspecified reasons, Georg is forced to leave the country, Alenia and Zahhak fell when the Prince's forces took back the Palace.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Lyon, after she is injured by Dolph. Miakis also have the same Unite Attack (Sworn Protector) with the Prince.
  • Take Up My Sword: When Lyon is critically injured by Dolph, Miakis becomes Frey's new Number Two for a few arcs of the story while she recovers.
  • Tomboy: She hung around with boys growing up, like Roog and Rahal.
  • Unwitting Pawn: It's heavily implied that Gizel engineered her presence at Doraat and allowed her defection so that she would spread the truth of what she'd seen during the coup. Including how she witnessed Georg stabbing the Queen.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

Tenko Star
Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (JP); Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

A member of the Queen's Knights known for being something of a pervert.

  • An Ice Person: Anyone with a water rune can use ice spells. But he uses it to great effect to save the Prince, Lyon, and Sialeeeds from Dolph and Childerich.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting women sets him off. He will, in fact, gain the Berserk buff should any female party members fall.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Helps bail out the prince, Lyon and Sialeeds during the coup, along with Zegai.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Like Miakis above, there's a very good reason why he's one of the Queen's Knights (despite his laid back attitude).
  • The Casanova: Suikoden 5's very own Don Juan.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He'll flirt with any female, but he's not rude about it.
  • Continuity Nod: In the same vein that the Prince's disguise clothes are a nod to McDohl's outfit in Suikoden, Kyle's disguise seems to be a nod to Viktor's.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: His happy-go-lucky attitude hides his brilliance in combat, and in fact, in battle he holds his sword with a loose, wavering grip to make opponents underestimate him.
  • Handsome Lech: Women seem to be on his mind all of the time when the Prince interacts with him. He's even quite unhappy that the Prince had met Jeane without him.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In-Universe, he's broken a string of hearts.
  • Magic Knight: He is equally skilled in both magic and combat.
  • Making a Splash: He specializes in Water Rune magic, which makes him a Combat Medic as well.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Inverted when the he and the Prince visit Kyle hometown, Lelcar. They are recognized immediately by Wasil and later, by one of Orok goons.
  • Secret Relationship: Is implied to be in one with Sialeeds.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In the night before the final battle, Kyle meets the prince at Sialeeds room, but tells him that he won't mess with her stuff.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Alenia. Subverted later when it's revealed he's not the one she's attracted to.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: During the Queen Campaign, Kyle agrees on fighting Zahhak, but asks someone else to deal with Alenia for him.
    • Subverted gameplay-wise, as he can attack her normally.

Tenyu Star
Voiced by: Seizo Kato (JP); Tom Wyner (EN)

An elderly member of the Queen's Knights. Galleon's loyalty to the Falenan royal family is absolute, even though Arshtat destroyed his hometown of Lordlake.

  • Amicably Divorced: From Dr. Silva.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields the huge Thundering Halberd.
  • Cool Old Guy: Stoic and stern, but noble and true. Is a powerful Queen Knight, despite his age.
  • Grumpy Bear: After watching his home get scorched by the Sun Rune, divorcing Silva, and eventually watching Georg necessarily murder Arshtat, he's a bit sour.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Uses a round shield, in pair with his halberd.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Arshtat turned his hometown of Lordlake into a barren wasteland, but he still follows her because she is his queen. After Lym's coronation, this causes him to do a brief Face–Heel Turn as this technically makes The Prince's army traitors to the throne. Then Silva convinces him how foolish this is.
  • Old Soldier: The oldest known Queen Knight.
  • Stone Wall: He rarely ever gets multiple hits, has only one free rune slot (in addition to an unremovable Knight Rune), and not so great with magic, but he is without question THE hardest character in the game to kill, thanks to high HP, defense, and magic defense, excellent equipment options, and the ability to reach max rank in the Armor of the Gods epic skill.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He, Georg and Ferid fought side-to-side to protect Arshtat from Godwin soldiers and the Nether Gate assassins that invaded the Sun palace.

Voiced by: Touka Ooura (JP); Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

A member of the Queen's Knights who is outspoken about her loyalty to Lord Godwin. She defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

  • Ax-Crazy: Before the boss battle against them in Sun Palace, she and Zahhak become this when they take the Raging Nostrum drug.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Paper-thin clothing. Her loyalty to Arshtat was purely contingent on supporting the Godwins.
  • Co-Dragons: With Zahhak to Gizel, at least gameplay-wise.
  • Deadly Upgrade: When the prince storms the Sun Palace, Alenia and Zahhak take a dose of Raging Nostrum in a last attempt to stop him. The drug sends its user in a "berserk mode", but kills them shortly afterwards.
  • Determinator: Her father used to be a knight prior to his death. She considers him weak however, and uses that to fuel her ambitions.
  • Dual Boss: She is fought alongside Zahhak at the Sun Palace.
  • Evil Redhead: Almost pink hair, and fiercely emotional.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
  • Fiery Redhead: Even uses a Fire Rune after her attempt to control the Twilight Rune didn't pan out.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very much her Fatal Flaw.
  • Hypocrite: Is very quick to dismiss the Prince's army as "rebels and traitors" and brings up the Prince's "treachery" every time you meet her. Except that she turned on Arshtat, her Queen and Ferid, her Lord Commander, to side with the very faction who usurped the Prince's family from power, thus making Alenia more appropriate of being called a traitor.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Gizel's. He is aware that Alenia has feeling for him and uses it to keep her under control.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: She is selected for a special assignment by Gizel: Bearing the Twilight Rune to use against the Prince. However, the rune rejects her, and only through the power of Dolph is she able to escape when it goes berserk at being used by her.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Sympathetic might be too kind but anytime one of Godwin's faction has to fail spectacularly, it has to be her.
  • Jerkass: While betraying the royal family is a jerky thing to do, she couples this by being a giant bitch about it.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: In the very beginning, she actually seems somewhat reasonable. She tells the Prince he should be wary of Lord Barows which is completely correct, and that the Prince should listen to the Godwins first before judging them dangerous. After the betrayal, though, she loses her mind.
  • Military Brat: Her father was a Queen's Knight.
  • Moral Myopia: Always eager to call the Prince a traitor, for daring opposing the actual usurper she defected to, the Godwins. Her partner Zahhak eventually gets tired of it and calls her on it.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She lies to Gizel by telling him that Sialeeds is dead to convince Marscal to use the Sun Rune, which kills Sialeeds.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As you can see above, after so constant failures she manages to provoke Sialeeds's death.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses a Fire Rune in combat.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Her grasp on her emotions is so poor she can come across as this. Some of her moments during the Sacred Games, while somewhat treated as humorous, are pretty disturbing in retrospect.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni Red Oni: To Zahhak's Blue.
  • Recurring Boss: She's fought three times.
  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys:invoked She strongly disapproves of Kyle's flighty, flirty attitude.
  • Strawman Emotional: Even worse than Zahhak plays the Straw Vulcan, as he at least happens to keep a facade of dignity and competence while Alenia just keeps making a fool of herself.
  • The Power of the Sun: She tries to use the Twilight Rune. It doesn't go well for her.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Zahhak.
  • Triang Relations: The A in a Type 4. She loves Gizel, but while he is aware of her feelings, he merely manipulates them while pursuing Sialeeds.
  • The Unchosen One: Despite being unfit for the Twilight Rune, she has herself installed with it by force.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After she successfully engineers her rival's death, Gizel reveals that he knows she lied.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: At the end of the game. It costs her life.

Voiced by: Ryo Wakabayashi (JP); Paul St. Peter (EN)

A stoic member of the Queen's Knights. He defects to the Godwin faction early in the story.

  • Ax-Crazy: That's what Raging Nostrum does.
  • Blue Oni: To Alenia's Red.
  • Co-Dragons: With Alenia to Gizel, at least gameplay wise.
  • Deadly Upgrade: He and Alenia take a dose of Raging Nostrum, which makes them stronger, but kills them after some time.
  • Dual Boss: With Alenia
  • Face–Heel Turn: He turns against the Royal Family to side with the Godwin faction.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Downplayed when compared to Alenia, but in the beginning of the game, he informs the Prince that the idealistic path isn't necessarily the best one. This changes when he torches his own allies just to buy time to escape.
  • Old Soldier: He and Galleon were the only members of the Queen's Knights still fit for duty after the Armes War.
  • Recurring Boss: He's fought twice in battle, and can be fought a few times in war battles.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Discusses this with the Prince. He remarks that Ferid's way of running things is too idealistic.
  • The Sociopath: He is completely unfeeling, and described more as a megalomaniac than anything else.
  • The Stoic: Calm no matter the circumstance, even when torching a city.
  • Straw Vulcan: Unlike the fanatical Alenia, he defected to the Godwins for purely pragmatic reasons.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Alenia.
  • "Uh-Oh" Eyes: He sports unsettling, ice-blue eyes.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: In Sol-Falena, when going to rescue Lym.


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