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Genshu

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Genshu

ゲンシュウ Genshuu

108 Stars Chiei Star
Genshu.png
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 37 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 424
From "Katana"
Family Tesshu (brother)
Appearances

Genshu (ゲンシュウ, Genshuu) is a character in Suikoden II. Genshu is a wandering swordsman who lent his strength to the New State Army.

History

Foolish Sibling

Lesson #1: Don't let the enemy put your sword up to your neck.

Genshu was a swordsman obsessed with swords. Genshu was born into the warrior caste in his homeland, along with his younger brother, Tesshu. Together they trained, with Genshu being judged the less talented of the two.

Diving ahead with reckless abandon in an attempt to bridge the gap, the two become known as The Wise and Foolish Siblings due to Tesshu's natural talent and humility and Genshu's wild hotheaded drive to win at any cost. His inferiority complex made him rude and surly, although he always loved and respected his brother.

Eventually, Genshu would leave his home village, following a path of increasing his strength by fighting in life-and-death duels, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Even when his opponents would refuse to duel, Genshu was said to sometimes force the matter.

Vowing to make him see the error of his ways, Tesshu left his village and challenged Genshu while masked. Genshu would win the duel, despite being wounded himself, only for his brother to reveal himself and open Genshu's eyes to the killer he had become.

Distraught, Genshu continued to wander, ending up as a sellsword in Ling Hua Town around the time of the Gate Rune War. He would come to tutor Liu Mei in the way of swordplay, training her to gain revenge on the man who murdered her father.

It was not until Liu Mei refused to kill her foe after defeating him, despite Genshu's urging, that he shook himself out of his despondency and took to heart his brother's plea for peace, leaving Ling Hua Town.

Wise Swordsman

Your strength also has been forged through hard battle. I would be pleased to walk along the same path as you.

—  Genshu
Hard battle. Wanton murder. Same deal.

Since that time, Genshu had kept his sword sheathed, though he kept it at his side as he was always a swordsman at heart. He encountered the leader of the New State Army during the Dunan Unification War in Coronet Town. Impressed with his sharpened weapon, Genshu joined the New State Army, feeling they shared similar ideals. Genshu had decided to follow the way of the sword again by serving the hero.

Although now a quite man who focused a lot on his meditations, Genshu still held a passion for swords. He particularly enjoyed being close to the Star Dragon Sword, which he was said to almost worship. In fact, he was enamored by stories about any famous swords, spending much time talking with Shin about the subject.

After the war, Genshu returned to his wandering life, his whereabouts unknown. Although he had taken up the sword once more, it is said that he would never let unnecessary blood be drawn by it again.

Gameplay

Recruitment

Recruiting
Genshu (portrait).png When your castle is at Level 4 or higher, sharpen your hero's weapon to Level 14 or more and speak to Genshu on the docks of Coronet Town.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
49 Male M S N 2 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by This character is not protected by anyone
Unites
1 Swordman Attack w/ Shin

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Head Gear
Body Thunder God Garb
Shield Can't equip
Other Steamed Abolone 4
Shoulder Pads
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
D E D
Lightning Wind Holy
D D D
Darkness Gate ???
D E 3
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Swallow Rune Lock.png
Left Hand Never available
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
E D F
PROT M DEF TECH
E F D
SPEED LUCK
D D
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 20 13 12 12 12 13 13 13
20 170 68 51 60 51 68 68 68
60 290 107 80 94 80 107 107 107
90 410 146 108 128 108 146 146 146

War

ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
11 8 -- -- Critical --

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 7 9 12 15 19 31 39 46 55 64 73 97 111 129 147 160
Name Denta Odenta Kamui
W Type W Level Range
Two-handed sword 11 S

Genso Suikoden Card Stories

Genshu 035
Genshu (Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Genshu 364
Genshu (Premium Pack).png
Card Info
Expansion Premium Pack
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Genshu CS2-210
Genshu (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
ATK 5
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Genshu CS2-525/R113
Genshu (Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 125
  2. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 4 (ISBN 4-8402-2106-5), pages 99-166
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 151
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Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
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Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
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Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
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Lore
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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 PrincipalityHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening CrystalMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation