Shipwright and foil to Kamandol
ゲン, Gen
108 Stars Chiman Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 26 (S1)
Birth Year SY 432
Appears in

Gen (ゲン, Gen) is a supporting character in Suikoden. A shipwright by trade, Gen invented a motorboat with the scientist Kamandol.


All I'm interested in are boats. I'll take on any job as long as it's worthy of my skills.

—  Gen
Uncultured swine!

Gen was a highly skilled shipwright residing in the town of Teien. Known for his exceptional craftsmanship, he took immense pride in his work. With his strong-willed and inquisitive nature, he maintained a deep sense of pride in his creations. He was always looking for challenging new work in order to improve his skills.

Gen was also a neighbor of Kamandol, and while they often engaged in heated arguments and appeared to dislike each other, they shared a bond of mutual understanding and camaraderie.

During the Gate Rune War, the Toran Liberation Army sought Gen's expertise to construct a boat capable of navigating the treacherous Rapids of Dunan. He was curt with the group until he learned what they needed. Offered the chance to push his skills yet further, he eagerly agreed to the commission. Collaborating with Kamandol, he successfully built the required vessel, known as the Speedboat.

Subsequently, Gen decided to join the Liberation Army and served as a commander in the Carpenters unit during the war. As the conflict progressed, he further improved his ship, enhancing its speed and performance. He would often be seen at Toran Castle's docks, continually working.

Following the conclusion of the Gate Rune War, Gen returned to Teien, resuming his vocation as a shipwright, and continued to contribute his remarkable talents to his craft.

Game info


Recruited automatically in Teien during events in the Gouran region.
Level Gender Range
23 Male S

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone


Starting Equipment
Head Headband
Body Martial Arts Robe
Shield no
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 24 13 13 12 12 11 12
20 170 75 68 60 60 43 60
60 600 163 146 128 128 88 128
90 770 190 170 150 150 110 150


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Carpenters Charge 300 7 3


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 7 9 11 14 22 27 34 41 49 59 70 93 105 119 138 160
Name Light Steel Regular Steel Heavy Steel
W Type W Level Element
Two-handed sword N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
227 Gen Craftman Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-357 Gen Craftman CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-505/R227 Gen Craftman Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
254 Infiltrate the Enemy Base Mission Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-618/R254 Infiltrate the Enemy Base Mission Remake Booster


  • Gen wields his favorite work saw in combat and is pretty dangerous as he has ensured the sawteeth are sharpened for maximum efficiency both in his work and in battle.
  • The names Gen bring up when struggling to remember Premier L'Amour include Plummy Lamar, Prommy Lamb, and Pramyam Lobby.
  • In the English version of Suikoden, when Gen visited Kamandol, Kamandol offers him his finest tea but in the Japanese version, Kamandol offers him sake.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) ゲン
Japanese (romaji) Gen
Chinese simplified (HDR)
Chinese traditional (HDR)
Chinese pinyin Xuán
English Gen
French Gen
German Gen
Italian Gen
Spanish Gen


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 99
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 66
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 52, 54
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