Soldier and servant of the McDohl household
クレオ, Kureo
108 Stars Tenman Star
Gender Female
Race Human
Age 28 (S1)
31 (S2)
Birth Year SY 430
Voice Takema Chinomi
(Radio Genso Suikoden: Assemble! 108 Stars!)
Appears in

Cleo (クレオ, Kureo) is a supporting character in Suikoden who makes a cameo in Suikoden II. Cleo is a servant of the McDohl household who followed her charge into the Toran Liberation Army during the Gate Rune War.



Cleo was conceived very early in the development of Suikoden, along with Pahn, as a prototypical "big sister" type character for the hero.

Cleo has brown hair and blue eyes. She normally wore a silver circlet with purple fabric hanging from the sides. She also wore a brown tunic over red underclothes, protected by a breastplate and pauldrons on her shoulders. She also wore purple forearm guards. Purple leggings and boots, protected by a pair of silver greaves, completed her equipment.

In battle, Cleo uses throwing knives, flinging them with great force at the enemy.


Why do I...fight? There's no reason why women shouldn't. Just like men, women have things they want to protect.

—  Cleo

Cleo was known to hold the manner of both a gentle woman and powerful warrior in the role of the hero's protector and companion. She was generally good natured and rare to anger. She showed no irritation to Hix's questioning of her being a warrior, simply explaining that being a woman did not mean she needed a "special" reason to fight, and remained calm in the face of Sonya Shulen's anger.

One of the few incidents that earned her direct ire was the treatment of Varkas and Sydonia by Grady after their capture. She could also be irritable shortly after waking up. In the past, she was more prone to outbursts, lambasting Gremio during the War of Succession for not being able to prevent McDohl's abduction to the point that Teo had to reign her in.

She often worried about the young McDohl and his relationship with his father but mostly Cleo seemed to keep her feelings hidden. She has a diary in her room in Gregminster but it is always locked. Cleo carries the key on her person.


Protecting the Young Master

I go where Young Master goes. My job is to protect him. Those are the orders I received from Master Teo.

—  Cleo
Leknaat gifts Cleo the Fire Rune. (PS1)

Cleo served as a direct subordinate of General Teo McDohl, living in his Gregminster home along with Gremio and Pahn. She and the hero held a close bond having watched him grow from infancy, with Cleo regarding him with real love as something akin to a younger brother. Cleo was also a knife throwing expert and there are heroic tales of her felling dozens of mounted cavalry on the battlefield single handedly with her knives.

When on a mission to Magician's Island, Cleo would be met by Leknaat who would tell her than her duty was to protect the hero before gifting her with a Fire Rune. Although puzzled as to why she was addressed specifically, as events would begin to spiral out of control, Cleo would remember these words and continue her efforts in playing out her role

Cleo aided Ted when he escaped from Windy, injured; Cleo was one of the first to notice that his wounds were magically inflicted and also was the first to recognize Ted's rune as one of the 27 True Runes. Later, when Kraze Miles came to collect Ted, Cleo stood her ground defending the McDohl household, arguing that no one could enter Teo McDohl's household without just cause.

Later fleeing Gregminster with the hero, Cleo would help her young charge in undoing some of the injustices inflicted by the Empire even after she worried about whether they could ever return to their past lives. Despite this, she would remain loyal, continuing to serve the hero as he rose to become leader of the Toran Liberation Army.

During the war, Cleo would station herself in the room closest to the hero, in order to continue protecting him. As the war progressed, she would worry about the possibility of father and son having to fight each other. Still, Cleo would continue to defend the hero, never leaving him to endure his fate alone.

Coping With Loss

The deaths of Gremio, Master Teo...So much has happened. I'd like to be in battle so I can try to forget.

—  Cleo
Cleo talks to Sonya about Teo. (PS1)

After Gremio's death at Soniere Prison as well as the death of Teo in personal combat with the hero, Cleo would choose to accompany the hero to the Lorimar region to try and distract herself from the personal losses suffered. She also may have recalled Leknaat's words to her at this time.

At the Warriors' Village, Hix would ask why Cleo fought, women not being fighters according to Warriors' Village tradition. Cleo responded that it was natural for her to fight as women also had things they wished to protect in the world, a pointed reference towards the hero. When thrown back to the Village of the Hidden Rune by the Star Dragon Sword, Cleo met the young Ted just prior to his bearing of the Soul Eater.

Even though she knew it was not possible to change the past, Cleo felt intense anger knowing what Ted would have to go through in the following 300 years. She would try to encourage Ted and bolster his resolve for the long centuries ahead before returning to her own time.

Following Sonya Shulen's capture at the Battle at Floating Fortress Shasarazade, Cleo took the time to visit Sonya, who was still enraged from Teo's death. Cleo tried to comfort her by telling her of Teo's peaceful last moments with his son.

Cleo empathized with Sonya's loss but expressed her sadness that someone who could have become the hero's mother could hate him so. Because of this, Sonya would agree to join the Liberation Army, despite her continued anger.

Following the end of the war, Cleo would decide she was tired of fighting and retired to the McDohl household in Gregminster. She would maintain the household in anticipation of the hero's return, welcoming him back during the Dunan Unification War.

Game info


Recruited automatically before your journey to Magician's Island.
Level Gender Range
1 Female L

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Hero
Protected By Pahn
Unite Attack
1 Beauty Attack w/ Eileen and Sonya or Valeria


Starting Equipment
Head Circlet
Body Tunic
Shield no
Other --
Rune --
Equipment Type
Head Helmet
Body Light armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Female


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 13 13 13 13 13 11
20 150 68 75 68 75 75 43
60 530 146 163 146 163 163 88
90 700 170 190 170 190 190 110


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Soldier Beauties Bow 170 14 3


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 8 11 20 25 31 35 39 45 69 78 89 99 113 128 150
Name Air Sword Air Moon Sword Air Moonstar Sword
W Type W Level Element
Dart N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
212 Cleo Commoner Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-307 Cleo Commoner CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-472/R212 Cleo Commoner Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
255 Surprise Attack Strategy Mission Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-619/R255 Surprise Attack Strategy Mission Remake Booster

Name and Weapon

Cleo is a name that is short for Cleopatra (or its male variant, Cleophalus). On its own, it is a Greek prefix meaning "fame", "glory" or "pride".

When attempting to pass through the Fortress of Kwaba, Cleo would use the pseudonym Maria (マリア). Viktor felt that Cleo didn't look like a Maria, much to her consternation.

Her weapon is called the "Air Sword" (ひ天刀), with sword being a mislocalization as the kanji "刀", which, while meaning sword today, is an archaic word for dagger. "Air" may also be a mistranslation of "Hiten", a figure in Buddhist mythology.

The weapon upgrades into "Air Moon Sword" (ひ天月刀) and finally "Air Moonstar Sword" (ひ天月星刀). Hiten are believed to be invisible, flying with incredibly power and speed, making them a most apt name for Cleo's throwing knives.





  • Cleo is the only character in the game that can accompany the hero on every mission from the beginning of the game to the end.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) クレオ
Japanese (romaji) Kureo
Chinese simplified (HDR) 克蕾奥
Chinese traditional (HDR) 克蕾奧
Chinese pinyin Kè lěi ào
English Cleo
French Cleo
German Cleo
Italian Cleo
Spanish Cleo


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 235
  2. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 1 (ISBN 4-8402-1494-8), pages 13-105
  3. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 89, 248
  4. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), pages 54-5
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 46, 90, 100, 148
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Items - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IAlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphrey MintzJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasim HazilKasumiKesslerKimberlyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnie BellRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonya ShulenStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarValeriaVarkasViktorWarrenYam Koo
108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
Non-player characters Ain GideBarbarosa RugnerBlackChief of the DwarvesChief of the ElvesClaudiaGeil RugnerGradyHanzoKanaanKraze MilesLeknaatMina (cat)MinisterNeclordRoshSanchezStar Dragon SwordTeo McDohlThrashVillage ChiefWindyYuberZorak
Scarlet Moon Empire
Arus Banner MountainsFortress of KwabaFloating Fortress of ShasarazadeGregminster (Floating GardenGregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Lenankamp (Keyaki Inn) • Magician's IslandMt. SeifuMt. TigerwolfRocklandSaradyTolna Canal
Dana Banner MinesBanner MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkaku HamletSecret Factory
Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
Great Forest Dwarf TrailDwarves' Vault (Dwarf Mines) • Forest of IllusionKobold VillageLukie Ende TowayoPannu Yakuta CastleVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the Elves
Kunan AnteiRikonScarleticia CastleSoniere PrisonTeien
Lorimar Fortress of LorimarLiukan's HermitageNeclord's CastleQlon Temple (Cave of the Past) • Warriors' Village
Senan Fortress of DuhaFortress of RakanMoraviaNorthern CheckpointPirate's Fortress
Events Gate Rune War (Battle at Pannu Yakuta CastleBattle at Fortress of GaranFirst Battle at Scarleticia CastleSecond Battle at Scarleticia CastleFirst Battle with TeoSecond Battle with TeoBattle at the Northern CheckpointBattle at Floating Fortress ShasarazadeThe Last Battle) • Kalekka IncidentNew Liberation Army's Founding DayWar of Succession
Races DwarfElfGulhorseHumanKobold
True Runes Dragon RuneGate RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathSovereign RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms Astral PredicationsBinocularsBlueprintsBronze AxeCliftDragon King SwordEarringEngineFake OrdersFinal BattleFire SpearFlowing Water CaneGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's LetterMoonlight HerbPrakkQlon (priest)Rokkaku HamletSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
Suikoden II
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Items - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieElzaFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest Village (Deep Forest) • Greenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageSindar RuinsToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
South Window Principality Cave of the WindKuskus TownNew State Army HeadquartersNorth WindowRadat TownSouth Window City
Tinto Principality Crom VillageLampdragon MountainTigermouth VillageTinto CityTinto Mines
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku Hamlet
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
Races HumanElfFlying squirrelGriffinKoboldWinged HordeUnicorn
True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Black Dragon GroupBlue Drop RuneBlue Moon VillageBorder GuardCircle RuneDunan (region)Dunan MonarchyDunan RepublicDunan RiverFire SpearFree Knights of CamaroGolden Bird Holy Flower Dragon Tooth Glory PunchGordon's MercentileGreenhill PrincipalityGuardian Deity statueHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening OrbMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation