Georg Prime

Queen's Knight, Great General, cheesecake aficionado
Georg Prime
ゲオルグ・プライム, Georugu Puraimu
108 Stars Teni Star²
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 41 (Suikoden II)
29 (Suikoden V)
Birth Year SY 420
Voice Koyatsu Hisanori (Suikoden V)
Appears in

Georg Prime (ゲオルグ・プライム, Georugu Puraimu) is a central character of Suikoden V who first appeared in Suikoden II and Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1.

Regarded as one of the world's greatest swordsmen, Prime is a wandering swordsman who has participated in many wars over the years. He is perhaps most infamous for his role in the murder of the Queen of Falena.

Profile

Appearance

Georg Prime (Suikoden V portrait art) 4.png

In his younger days, Georg cut a dashing figure with his dark hair and amber eyes. During his time in the Scarlet Moon Empire, his hair was unkempt but Suikoden V onward, his hair is cut shorter and kept much more neatly.

As a Queen's Knight, George wears a custom circlet with cloth covering his left eye. Prior to that, as one of the Scarlet Moon Empire's Great Generals, he wore a more standard eyepatch. Despite this, he had use of both his eyes, as shown plainly in Suikoden II.

Georg Prime (Suikoden II PC).png

In Suikoden V, his sword has Falenan designs on the scabbard and handle, making it appear like a normal, albeit large, sword, but it is a broadsword. He wore a variant of the Queen's Knights uniform; black clothing with gold trim worn over white underclothing. He also wore red eyeliner as part of his Queen's Knights regalia.

Following his escape from the Sun Palace, Georg wears a more familiar outfit that he would continue wearing into Suikoden II; a billowing brown cloak over dark underclothes.

Personality

George Prime was a fierce swordsman who made a name for himself all over the world. He was known as "Deathblow Georg" due to his battlefield prowess. He was also known for his sincerity and alacrity, as well as his trustworthiness. He was a close friend of Ferid for many years.

Though he wore an eyepatch for a time to remind him to not become complacent on the battlefield, he never truly moved as if he were compensating for a lack of eyesight, something that would catch Oboro's attention during the Sun Rune War.

Despite his personal power and skill, he had no desire to seize any kind of political power or leverage over others. He much preferred to live his life as a free spirit who traveled as the wind blows.

That said, he was willing to take on personal responsibility when a situation called for it. He agreed to become a member of the Queen's Knights in Falena at the behest of his friend, Ferid. Georg would claim this was due to his debt of gratitude but in all likelihood, he would have helped Ferid as a friend, debt or no debt. His involvement in the Queen's Assassination was also a pivotal moment of him putting duty and loyalty over his own whims.

Over the course of the Sun Rune War, he would become protective of and close to the Prince of Falena, even inviting him to travel together after the war. He would ask the Prince if he harbored a grudge over Georg's killing of his mother but said it without guilt or remorse. He had a fiery friendship with Sialeeds and her betrayal and subsequent demise hit him hard.

George had something of a sweet tooth, especially for cheesecake.

History

Early life

Born in the year 420, his birthplace unknown, the earliest records of Georg Prime place him fighting alongside respected friend, Ferid, as a mercenary prior to the year 446.

Sadly, Georg Prime was not granted a fancy hat to cover his mess of hair during the War of Succession

During a particularly fierce battle, Georg made the error of lowering his guard on his left side, allowing an enemy soldier to inflict damage to his eye. Although Georg's life, as well as his eyesight, was saved by Ferid's quick intervention, following the incident, Georg took to wearing an eye patch over his left eye, to remind himself of the price of overconfidence in battle.

Records of Georg Prime's movements following this battle are non-existent up until the year 446, where the warrior, already gathering fame for his abilities, aligned himself with Barbarosa Rugner in the Scarlet Moon Empire's War of Succession. Georg's ability in battle led him to be titled as one of the nation's Great Generals. Although Prime left his position, and Scarlet Moon, following the war, his promise to Barbarosa fulfilled, his fame still lingered in the area.

From here, records are patchy, although it is known that between the years 446 and 449, Georg traveled to the Grassland, where his skill with a blade earned him another title, Knight of the Ebony Moon.

Queen's Knight

By the year 449, Georg Prime resurfaced again - this time in the Queendom of Falena. He became one of the nation's elite Queen's Knights, under the invitation of his old friend and Queen's Knight Commander, Ferid. By this time, Georg's skills were refined to the point that it was believed that no Queen's Knight, with the possible exception of Ferid, could contest with Prime in a battle without the use of runes.

Unbeknownst to most everyone else, Georg had been summoned to Falena by Ferid for a specific reason. If his wife, Queen Arshtat Falenas, were to fall irreversibly under the influence of the Sun Rune, Georg was to murder her in order to prevent the possibility of a recurrence of the Lordlake Uprising; Either on the same, or a much larger, scale. Eventually, this came to pass with the Falenan Godwin Faction's coup on the royal palace. With Ferid killed, Arshtat now had no checks on the rune's influence, forcing Prime to kill her by running his sword through her back.

Following the deed, Georg attempted to escape the Sun Palace, presumably to flee the country. However, he encountered the Prince of Falena, his bodyguard Lyon and Arshtat's sister, Sialeeds and decided to accompany them, helping them to escape Sol-Falena. As the murder of Arshtat was witnessed by several Godwin soldiers, Nether Gate assassins as well as Queen's Knights Galleon and Miakis, it was no surprise when the Godwin administration placed a bounty on Georg's head for the murder of Arshtat. Although friends and allies assumed Georg's innocence, Prime himself never attempted to exonerate himself of any guilt.

His status as a fugitive and reputation in tatters, Georg remained undercover for much of the Sun Rune War, aiding the war effort in ways other than wielding his sword such as performing low-profile tasks like assisting in the evacuations of towns when need be as well as gathering mercenaries. Early in the war, he also traveled to Sable in order to keep an eye on the Armes Southern Mountain Corps.

Georg eventually returned to the base of the Prince's headquarters at Ceras Lake, intending to report on his activities to strategist Lucretia Merces. However, he was confronted by Queen's Knight Miakis, who had recently joined the group. Firmly accused of the murder of Arshtat by a loyalist witness for the first time, Georg left the headquarters without saying a word.

While faith in Georg Prime's motives were shaken by the accusation, many in the loyalist army held the view that the situation could not have been as simple as Miakis had stated. Therefore, Galleon's explanation of the full sequence of events was met with great relief by all concerned. However, Prime himself did not rejoin the loyalist forces in full capacity until after he helped free Gordius from control of the Godwin Faction, detaining a messenger of Dolph's who was to order reinforcements to come to Gordius to capture the Prince and his companions.

In the closing stages of the civil war, Georg escorted Zweig's group through the Sindar ruins located in the far northern Ashtwal Mountains, his swordsmanship helping to protect his group from the monsters that roamed within.

Return to the North

Following the war, Prime made the decision to leave Falena, stating that his crimes would not allow him to stay as, after all, he had indeed murdered the Queen of Falena. Removing his eye patch, his comrades were shocked to discover that Georg had the use of both his eyes, although there were clues beforehand that this was the case. Leaving Falena, Georg returned to the northern continent where he continued to make his way as a soldier, earning more fame and titles.

Sometimes he stops to help, just to prove to everyone he's still the man

Nothing is known of Georg's deeds until ten years later, in the year 460, when he traveled to the City-State of Jowston just as the Dunan Unification War began in earnest between Jowston and Highland. Located in Muse City at the time of the Highland occupation of the city, it was Georg Prime who helped the doctor, Huan, escape the city, allowing him to journey freely to South Window.

Traveling west, he would be in the vicinity of Greenhill City during the Highland Army attack there. He would stop to aid Nash Latkje's attack on the Highland camp, cutting through a group of soldiers with ease before leaving.

Never give up. Trust your instincts

Prime later encountered the leader of the New State Army, in Lampdragon Mountain, the border pass between Two River and Tinto. There, he agreed to fight for the hero's cause as long as he never gave up his own. As skilled as ever, Georg proved to be a valuable officer on the battlefield for the remainder of the war. Whereas in Falena, Georg was seen as a man with a sense of humor, by this time Prime was a much more serious man, prone to speaking on virtue and determination. His one real quirk remained his passion for cheesecake.

With the Dunan Unification War over and his agreement with the hero fulfilled, Georg Prime vanished once again without trace, his current whereabouts unknown.

Game info

Suikoden II

Recruitment

Recruitment
Georg Prime (portrait).png When your castle is at Level 3 or higher, following plot events in Tinto City, talk to Georg in the Lampdragon Mountain between Drakemouth and Tigermouth Village.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
Hero head.png +10 Male M S B1 1

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 ' w/ This character has no Unite attack

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Helmet
Body Light armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Full Helmet
Body Silver Armor Lock.png
Shield Can't equip
Other Cheesecake 6
Silverlet

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
E E D
Lightning Wind Holy
E E E
Darkness Gate ???
E E 3
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Level 1/Killer Rune
Left Hand Never available
Weapon Never available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MGC
C A I
CON MDEF DEX
C I B
SPD LCK
C D
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP STR MAG CON MDEF DEX SPD LCK
1 26 14 10 13 10 14 13 13
20 220 97 28 75 28 86 75 68
60 355 150 42 119 42 134 119 107
90 490 202 55 163 55 182 163 146

War

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

Weapon

Weapon
LV 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 Kaze Tsuki Kumo
W Type W Level Range
Two-handed sword N/A S


Suikoden V

Recruiting

Recruitment
Georg (Suikoden V) portrait.png Georg joins automatically following plot events at Gordius.


Genso Suikoden Card Stories

Georg 112
Georg (Booster Pack Vol.1).png Card Info
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 0
Georg 363
Georg (Premium Pack).png Card Info
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 0

Name and Weapon

Georg is the German or Scandinavian form of George. The origin of the name lies in Greek, derived from γεωργός (geōrgós) meaning farmer. His Japanese spelling implies that the name is pronounced in the German and Scandinavian way ([ɡeːɔʁk]), whereas the voice actors of Suikoden V pronounce it the English way ([dʒɔː(ɹ)dʒ]). Its popularity as a name comes from the myths about St. George, who is known as a dragon slayer in Christian mythology.

Prime is an English adjective for first in an order or of highest importance, stemming from Latin primus meaning first. As such, it is an attribute widely used in a lot of fields, such as mathematics (prime numbers) or music (the prime being the tonic/key note of a musical scale). Georg is one of the few characters in the Suikoden world to have a last name which shows his high social status he gained as a warrior throughout the years.

Georg wields a two-handed sword in both Suikoden II and Suikoden V. In the Japanese versions of both games, the name of the weapon as it upgrades changes to 風 (Kaze, Wind), 月 (Tsuki, Moon), and 雲 (Kumo, Cloud). The English localization of Suikoden II uses the Romanization of the Japanese names, whereas the localization of Suikoden V translated the names into their English meaning.

The weapon names most likely reference an old-fashioned Japanese idiom, 月に叢雲華に風 (Tsuki ni murakumo hana ni kaze, As clouds to the moon and winds to the blossom) which basically means Good times won't last long.

Gallery

Trivia

  • You can see Georg's picture as one of the original Six Great Generals in the NTSC-U Suikoden Instruction Manual.
  • Georg lives up to his nickname "Deathblow Georg" in Suikoden V by having a randomly occurring instant death strike. This is when his regular attack glows red and there is an "electrical" sound. It is not controlled or activated by a rune of any kind. Sometimes (and during boss battles) the attack simply does about 4x damage.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 123
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 96-7
  3. Genso Suikoden V Setting Data, pages 14-5
  4. Genso Suikoden V 108 Stars Official Character Guide (ISBN 4-86155-120-X), pages 39-40
  5. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), page 57, Character Archive page 20
  6. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 51, 250, 596
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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
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True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
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Characters
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Locations
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Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Lore
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Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
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Other playable characters FaSoLaLaTiDoMiFaSoReMiFaSialeedsSoLaTi
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Locations
Island Nations FederationKingdom of ZelantNagareaNew Armes KingdomQueendom of Falena
North Falena AlseidAshtwal MountainsEast PalaceFeitas RiverFounder's SiteLunasRaftfleetSol-Falena (Sun Palace) • West Palace
West Falena DoraatHershville Naval BaseStormfist (Arena) • Western Woods
East Falena Agate PrisonBig HoleCeras Lake HeadquartersCeras Lake RuinsEstriseHaud VillageNirva Island (Ship Graveyard) • Rainwall (Barows Mansion) • Revolving BridgeYashuna Village
South Falena Baska MineBeaver LodgeDeep Twilight ForestDragon Horse LairDwarf CampGordiusHatred FortressLelcarLordlakePort SpinacksRanro MountainSableSauronix Castle
Lore
Events Armes InvasionLordlake UprisingQueen's AssassinationRoyal Family Succession ConflictSun Rune War
Races BeaverCave dwarfDragon horseElfHuman
Three Runes of Falena Dawn RuneSun RuneTwilight Rune
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