Ain Gide

Commander of the Fortress of Kwaba
Ain Gide
アイン・ジード, Ain Jīdo

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 41 (S1)
Birth Year SY 417
Appears in

Ain Gide (アイン・ジード, Ain Jīdo) is a character in Suikoden. A general of the Scarlet Moon Empire, Ain Gide stayed true to Barbarosa Rugner throughout the Gate Rune War.


Even if the Imperial Army is defeated, I cannot betray Emperor Barbarosa. If I, Ain Gide, betray him, who will he have left?

—  Ain Gide
Wait... these are my regular clothes, jerk!!

Initially starting his military career as a low-ranking soldier in the Scarlet Moon Empire's Imperial Army, Ain Gide earned a place in Teo McDohl's unit, drawing attention from Teo himself, which led to a promotion.

During the War of Succession, Ain Gide fought alongside his close friend Teo in the crucial battle at the Fortress of Kwaba, providing valuable support to his comrade amidst challenging circumstances.

Years later, amidst the unfolding Gate Rune War, Ain Gide held authority over the Fortress of Kwaba, fulfilling the role of Imperial security commander. Notably, he was recognized for his skills and merits; however, he modestly refrained from seeking titles or nicknames.

Due to his deep friendship with Teo, when Teo's son sought passage through the fortress while fleeing charges of treason, Ain chose to overlook the young man's identity, prioritizing loyalty to his friend over his official duties.

Nevertheless, Ain Gide remained a dedicated warrior, unswervingly committed to the Scarlet Moon Empire. As the Gate Rune War approached its culmination, Ain's forces were withdrawn from Kwaba and repositioned to defend Gregminster. Following the final battle, with the awareness that the war had concluded, Ain ordered his men to surrender.

In the closing moments of the conflict, as the Toran Liberation Army approached Gregminster Palace, Ain Gide stood alone as the last defender of the Empire. Despite being encouraged to stand down, and despite recognizing the Empire's defeat, Ain staunchly refused to yield.

In an unyielding display of fidelity to both his friendship with Teo and his loyalty to Emperor Barbarosa, Ain Gide valiantly battled the forces of the Liberation Army until he met his end. His actions exemplified the essence of a true warrior, proving that the decisions and conduct of an individual hold paramount importance.


Main article: Ain Gide (enemy)

Ain Gide is fought as a boss enemy in Suikoden. He is encountered in Gregminster at the end of the game. Guarding the entrance to Gregminster Palace, he is the game's penultimate boss. He is a magic-focused opponent and can decimate physical-focused fighters with relative ease.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-270 Ain Gide Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3





  • Despite having General rank, he is not counted among the Five Great Generals of the Scarlet Moon Empire.
  • The meteor storm attack that Ain Gide uses is not available through any Rune in the game.
  • Cleo is the only character in the entire game to refer to Ain Gide by only his first name.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) アイン・ジード
Japanese (romaji) Ain Jīdo
Chinese simplified (HDR) 艾因·基德
Chinese traditional (HDR) 艾因・基德
Chinese pinyin Ài yīn・Jī dé
English Ain Gide
French (HDR) Ain Gide
German (HDR) Ain Gide
Italian (HDR) Ain Gide
Spanish (HDR) Ain Gide


  1. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 1 (ISBN 4-8402-1494-8), pages 13-105
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 12
  3. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 152
  4. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), pages 68-9
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 20-1
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