The Blinking Mirror (またたきの手鏡, Matataki no Tekagami) is a recurring item in the Suikoden series. The mirror has the power to return the user to their home base under most conditions.
When the Toran Liberation Army recruited Hellion in Teien, she gave them the Blinking Mirror. By looking into the mirror, the holder could return to its counterpart, a larger mirror tjhat appeared at Toran Castle with Hellion's recruitment. The Blinking Mirror itself looked like a small hand mirror.
The leader of the New State Army would receive the Blinking Mirror in turn during the Dunan Unification War. Seeing something of McDohl in his guest, President Lepant would gift the mirror to him during their meeting, considering it part of their alliance.
|Return to base||N/A||N/A||--|
|Optional event||Recruit Hellion in Teien.|
- As the Blinking Mirror is not a key item in Suikoden, be careful not to drop it accidentally. If you do, it's gone forever. Also be careful not to give it to Gremio when you're in Soniere Prison, Pahn before his duel with Teo or Viktor before the battle with Neclord or else you'll be doing a lot of walking. In fact, because some characters can also die in war battles, your best bet is to just keep the mirror on yourself.
Other languages and releases
|Japanese romaji||Matataki no Tekagami|
|Chinese simplified (HDR)||闪烁手镜|
|Chinese traditional (HDR)||閃爍手鏡|
|Chinese pinyin||Shǎnshuò shǒujìng|
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 262
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 99, 216