Captain within the Kooluk Empire's navy
ヘルムート, Herumūto
108 Stars Chian Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 27 (S4)
Birth Year SY 281
Height 170cm (5'7") (S4)
Family Colton (father)
Voice Iwase Akira (S4)
Appears in

Helmut (ヘルムート, Herumūto) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV. Helmut is a captain with the Kooluk Empire's navy.


I'll help you end this war quickly. If you think I'm about to betray you, then kill me.

—  Helmut

Helmut was the son of Colton and captained the Razril occupation forces during the Island Liberation War. As an Kooluk officer, he was considered highly competent, which is why he was entrusted with such a responsibility despite his young age.

As overseer of the Razril occupation, he had to order his men to disperse Razril protestors when they shot fire arrows at Snowe Vingerhut on his return from his failed anti-pirate endeavor.

Later during the Island Liberation War, when the Kooluk Mixed Fleet was defeated in battle, Helmut was also shown to be an officer who cared for his men when he agreed to surrender peacefully in exchange for the lives of his men. In exchange, he would not be executed himself but would join the Allied Forces for the remainder of the war.

He would later be reunited with his father, who was taken prisoner after the liberation of Obel but chose not to reveal this information to his new allies. Helmut apologized to his father for what he saw as his betrayal but would be absolved by Colton who remarked that there was more to the world than Kooluk.

Once the war ended, he disappeared alongside his father and was not seen since.



Following the Regaining Razril naval battle, choose to spare the lives of Helmut and his men and he will join in exchange.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-673 Helmut Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4
Non-character cards depicting this character
CS2-781 Recapturing Razril Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  • Helmut's weapon upgrades in a way similar as the swords of those from the Warriors' Village, but without a special name: Officer's Sword, Officer's Sword +, and Officer's Sword ++.


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 473
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
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