Feared pirate and bearer of the Rune of Punishment
ブランド, Burando

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Height 190cm (6'3") (S4)
Voice Fujiwara Keiji (S4)
Appears in

Brandeau (ブランド, Burando) is an antagonist and supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics respectively. Brandeau is a pirate feared across the Island Nations for his ruthless nature.


This marks the end for you, too...

—  Brandeau

Brandeau was a pirate that was once a close friend of both Kika and Edgar, being called Edgar's left arm. He would often find himself being the voice of reason to Edgar's more passionate nature and was already to pass on his calm advice.

When Edgar decided to attack the pirate Steele, Brandeau and Peck would fight alongside him. After Steele was defeated, he would use the Rune of Punishment, killing Edgar and costing Brandeau his left eye. Brandeau would then inherit the Rune of Punishment from the dead Steele.

With Edgar dead and Peck mutilated by the exploding Evil Eye, Brandeau felt he could not return to the Nest of Pirates and the two survivors would begin their own pirate band.

If he were a fisherman, he'd be Marlin Brandeau.

He would change, according to Kika, when he became the bearer of the Rune of Punishment. Following this, he would become a feared pirate all across the Island Nations region. His six-mast ship would become a symbol of fear for merchants and travelers in the region.

During the Island Liberation War, he would use the rune when he was finally cornered by the hero after an ill-fated attack on the hero's trade escort, losing his life to the rune's curse.


Main article: Pirate Brandeau (enemy)

Brandeau is fought as a boss event enemy in Suikoden IV twice, in two different forms. He is fought in the first boss battle of the game, alongside the Assassin. He will then be fought in a duel following that encounter.

Much later in the game, a shadow of him within the Rune of Punishment will be fought as Brandeau's Shadow.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-588 Brandeau Free Remake Booster
CS2-670 Brandeau Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4
Non-character cards depicting this character
CS2-776 Brandeau's Raid Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 467, 548
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon
Suikoden Tactics
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Canal Town MersetoCollanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressFrontier Town HarunaImperial City of GraskaMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire