Intense training-focused swordswoman
グレッチェン, Guretchen
108 Stars Tenbi Star
Gender Female
Race Human
Age 25 (S4)
27 (ST)
Birth Year SY 283
Height 160cm (5'3") (S4)
Voice Adachi Tomo (S4)
Appears in

Gretchen (グレッチェン, Guretchen) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. Gretchen is a talented swordswoman who spends most of her time immersed in her training regimen.


Until now, I had thought there was no one who was a better swordsman than I, but everyday now, I learn that that is hardly the case.

—  Gretchen
'Varied interests' is not a trait often used to describe Gretchen.

Gretchen was a dedicated swordswoman who spent all her time training in the mountains. An absolutely scrupulous person, she had complete confidence in her sword fighting abilities.

During the Island Liberation War, she would hear rumors of the person said to be leading a resistance against the Kooluk Empire and would descend from the mountains to investigate. She would meet the leader in Razril following its liberation and would gladly join the Allied Forces.

On board the Headquarters Ship, Gretchen would serve as part of the leader's personal guard and was stationed outside his room constantly. She would harbor some frustration with Millay, whom Gretchen felt spoke only about the hero, though she was reluctant to speak of it, even in private. Her talent with a sword served the navy well and, following the war, she would go on to serve as a swordsmanship instructor at the Marines Academy in Razril.

She would later join Kyril's investigation of the Rune Cannons by command of King Lino En Kuldes. Even though she was still confident in her skills, she also showed some modesty when approached by Millay who was very impressed by her swordsmanship, saying that she still had to learn a lot of the art.



Keen You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.
Gretchen I-I understand.
Keen Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?
Gretchen Um...well...
Keen Are you saying there is no one?
Gretchen Well, there is Ms. Millay...Every time she opens her mouth, it's all about Sir Hero. Can we just leave it at that?
Keen Then, would you tell me what you think of the Hero?
Gretchen Well...I am grateful to him for allowing me to join the Headquarters Ship.
Keen Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.
Gretchen I am on board this ship right now. There is no joy greater than that. For that, I am truly thankful.
Gretchen Whew...
Gretchen ...!! Whoa!!


Talk to Gretchen outside the equipment shop in Razril following the Regaining Razril naval battle and the subsequent sunset scene.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-715 Gretchen Free CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4



  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 415-6, 520
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon
Suikoden Tactics
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Canal Town MersetoCollanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressFrontier Town HarunaImperial City of GraskaMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire