Commander of the Northern Checkpoint
グリフィス, Gurifisu
108 Stars Tenritsu Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 27 (S1)
Birth Year SY 431
Appears in

Griffith (グリフィス, Gurifisu) is a supporting character in Suikoden. A man with a great deal of respect for his men's lives, Griffith was a soldier in the Scarlet Moon Empire Imperial Army as well as the Toran Liberation Army.


Lives are precious things.

— Griffith
Wait, there were survivors from the battle?

Griffith was appointed the commanding officer of the Northern Checkpoint during the Gate Rune War, to protect Moravia from the south. As an officer of the Scarlet Moon Empire, Griffith always posed as a slippery person but in actuality, he cared for the lives of his troops more than his own pride.

His airy demeanor covered his more serious and responsible attitude towards his men. This trait was exploited by the Toran Liberation Army in their attack on the Northern Checkpoint as Griffith quickly agreed to surrender in exchange for the lives of his men.

Following his surrender, Griffith joined the Liberation Army and aided the rescue of Warren from Moravia. For the remainder of the war, he fought bravely in the Former Imperial Soldiers unit was often seen in the company of his fellow former imperials at Toran Castle. His swords were painted black, which added an extra layer of intimidation to the man in battle.

He would state he had no problem joining the Liberation Army as they were more likely to win the war, saying he preferred to side with the strong. However, it seems he may have said this out of embarrassment of his swift defeat at the Northern Checkpoint.

After the war, he refused to join the nascent Toran Republican Army and instead started a business, the talents that allowed him to lead his men so well being applicable to more than just warfare.

Game info


Recruited automatically following the Battle at the Northern Checkpoint.
Level Gender Range
28 Male S

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 None w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Leather Armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Helmets
Body Light armor
Shield Can equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 13 12 12 12 11 12
20 150 68 51 60 51 43 51
60 530 146 108 128 108 88 108
90 700 170 130 150 130 110 130


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Former Imperial Soldiers Charge 400 12 3


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 7 9 12 16 20 33 40 48 59 70 80 102 115 134 150
Name Black Knife Black Blade Black Sword
W Type W Level Element
One-handed sword N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
197 Griffith Leader Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-276 Griffith Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-412/R197 Griffith Leader Remake Booster


Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) グリフィス
Japanese (romaji) Gurifisu
Chinese simplified (HDR) 格里菲斯
Chinese traditional (HDR) 格里菲斯
Chinese pinyin Gélǐfēisī
English Griffith
French Griffith
German Griffith
Italian Griffith
Spanish Griffith


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 50, 85
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 52
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 44-5, 49
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Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
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