Mantor trainer and Harmonian collaborator
フランツ, Furantsu
108 Stars Tenrou Star

Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 26 (S3)
Birth Year SY 450
Height 173cm (5'8") (S3)
From Le Buque, Holy Kingdom of Harmonia
Appears in

Franz (フランツ, Furantsu) is a supporting character in Suikoden III. He is a collaborationist mantor trainer and rider from Le Buque.


LeBuque's best trainer of the Mantors that are raised in the town.

—  Franz's profile

A mantor trainer and rider from Le Buque, even amongst the skilled riders from that village, Franz is a master of his craft. He rides the Mantor Ruby in combat.

As part of the assimilation policy the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia enacts on third-class subjects (subjects from territories that resisted Harmonian annexation), Franz was taken from Le Buque and raised in Crystal Valley from a young age. Still, Franz possessed his own will and has a strong belief in the strength and abilities of his hometown.

Ever protective of his childhood friend, Iku, Franz argued strongly for cooperation with Harmonia during the War of the Champions so that Le Buque may be granted second-class citizenship for their aid in the war.

Still, following Luc's abduction of the people of the Le Buque, Franz would agree to fight with the Fire Bringer for the remainder of the war. Although the people of Le Buque resented his cooperation with Harmonia, Geddoe would argue that he thought more about how to aid the village than anyone else.

Following the war, Franz would return to Le Buque and continue to work hard towards proving the village's worth and earning second-class status.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
485 Franz Leader Booster Pack Vol.4
CS2-017 Franz Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-292 Franz & Iku Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
Non-character cards depicting this character
544 Le Buque Rescue Mission Booster Pack Vol.4


  • Franz cuts his own hair. Iku usually ends up fixing the uneven mess that results.


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 349
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