Flame Champion

Legendary Grassland hero and bearer of the True Fire Rune
Flame Champion
炎の英雄, Honō no Eiyū
Gender Male
Race Human
Family Sana (wife)
Appears in

The Flame Champion (炎の英雄, Honō no Eiyū), localized as the Fire Hero in Suikoden II, is a character in Suikoden III. He is the legendary hero of the Grassland struggle against Harmonian invasion 50 years before the events of the game.


Suikoden II & Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2

In the Dunan region as well as some fringes of the Grassland, the Flame Champion was said to be the bearer of the True Fire Rune. Stories tell that the Flame Champion managed to steal this rune from the One Temple in Crystal Valley.

Not much information was known about him, save that he led a band called the Fire Bringer, which were often described as thieves, and that he was the larger-than-life hero of a war against the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. His identity would be co-opted by a bandit leader following the Dunan Unification War, with such instances possibly adding to this perception of the Flame Champion outside the Grassland.

Suikoden III

Does the Flame Champion need an introduction?

—  Flame Champion's profile
Life sucks and then you don't die.

The Flame Champion was the leader of the original Fire Bringer that fought against the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. In 425, he ended the conflict after his True Fire Rune went out of control, decimating both forces, leading to a 50-year truce between the two sides. He fought along his best friends, Geddoe and Wyatt Lightfellow during the war, bearing the True Fire Rune on his right hand.

During the conflict, he fell in love with Sana and after the war, chose to seal his rune using a Sindar technique and live a normal life in secret with her, bearing the pain this caused as well as losing the eternal youth a True Rune bestows on its bearer. In fact, he only managed to live a few years with Sana before passing away, but those years were likely the most meaningful to him.

His legacy would have deep impact on the region, with many turning to the legends of the Flame Champion following the outbreak of the War of the Champions. As a person, he fought for nothing more complicated than the sole purpose of not being bound to anything, his freedom and to protect the important things in his life.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Flame Champion 405
Card Info
MIL 1200



  • The Flame Champion's true name and home are unknown. Even in Suikoden spin-off media, he is only ever referred to as the Flame Champion.

Other languages and releases

Japanese kanji 炎の英雄
Japanese romaji Honō no Eiyū
Chinese simplified (HDR) 火焰英雄
Chinese traditional (HDR) 火焰英雄
Chinese pinyin Huǒyàn yīngxióng
English (S2) Fire Hero
English (S3, HDR) Flame Champion
French Héros des flammes
German Feuerheld
Italian Campione della Fiamma
Spanish Héroe Fuego


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 254
  2. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 266, 356
Suikoden III
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Other playable characters ConnieKogoroKoichiKosanjiLulu
Non-player characters Anna LightfellowBrankyBrownErk de ForeverFlame ChampionGalahadGeorge SilverbergGezel HyattHikusaakJohannaLanchetLowmaMasked ManMyriamPelizeRickSanaStar Dragon SwordThomas (youth)WaurenhyteZepon
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaZexen Federation
Grassland Alma Kinan VillageAmur PlainAncient HighwayCeremonial SiteChisha VillageDuck VillageFlame Champion's HideawayGreat HollowKaraya VillageKuput ForestMt. Hei-TouNorth Amur PlainRuins of CyndarTablet of StarsYaza Plain
Holy Kingdom of Harmonia Altar of the Mantor TrainersCaleria (Caleria Fortress) • Circle PalaceLe BuqueMountain PathMt. Senai
Zexen Federation Brass CastleBudehuc CastleIksay VillageNorth CavernVinay del Zexay (CouncilSeigal Gate) • Zexen Forest
Events Higheast RebellionWar of the ChampionsZexen Federation Day Ball
Races DuckDwarfElfHumanKoboldLizardWinged Horde
True Runes Circle RuneEight Section RuneNight RuneTrue Earth RuneTrue Fire RuneTrue Lightning RuneTrue Water RuneTrue Wind Rune
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