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Hero (Suikoden)

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Hero (Suikoden)

主人公 Shujinkō

108 Stars Tenkai Star
Hero (Genso Shinso Vol. 1).png
Illustration Okashila.
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 16 (Suikoden)
19 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 442
From Gregminster, Toran Republic
Family Teo McDohl (father)
Voice Suzumura Kenichi
(Radio Genso Suikoden: Assemble! 108 Stars!)
Appearances

The hero (主人公, Shujinkō), known by several different names, is the protagonist of Suikoden. As well as being the protagonist of the original game, he also appears as a secret recruit in Suikoden II and makes a cameo in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2.

The hero is the son of Imperial General Teo McDohl whose friendship with an orphan named Ted leads him on the road to betrayal, exile and the bearing of one of the 27 True Runes, the Soul Eater.

Biography

You are bearing a huge burden in the flow of destiny.

—  Leknaat

Childhood

The hero was born to Great General Teo McDohl of the Scarlet Moon Empire. His mother passed away from illness soon after his birth and he was mostly raised by Gremio, Teo's attendant. As a child, he was extremely clingy with his father as his only surviving parent, even trying to sneak into his carriage so he could travel with him on military expeditions.

During the War of Succession, McDohl was kidnapped by Assam as leverage to use against his father. Taken to Sarady, he would be rescued by the efforts of Gremio, Eiji, and Ronettes. This experience, and Gremio's tenacity in finding him, endeared the young master to Gremio.

With the support of Gremio and Teo's other subordinates, such as Cleo and Pahn, he grew into a vigorous young man with a strong sense of justice. Master Kai, meanwhile, trained him in the use of the staff as a youth. Once Kai left, his abilities became entirely self-taught.

Gate Rune War

Just be yourself: shut up and say nothing.

He was sent to serve Emperor Barbarosa when Teo was assigned on a mission to the north and was supposed to be assured of a future in the Imperial Army. However, that changed completely when he inherited the Rune of Life and Death, one of the 27 True Runes, from his best friend, Ted. This brought down the attention of Court Magician Windy, who desired the rune herself, and he was soon driven from the Empire. Escaping Gregminster allowed him to see the truth of the Empire during his flight. Realizing the increasing oppression and disarray, he found himself turning his back on the Empire.

While in Lenankamp, he had a fateful encounter with Odessa Silverberg, the first leader of the Toran Liberation Army. Struck by her willpower and ideas, he was gradually drawn to the ideals of her movement and in the wake of her death, he would be convinced to take up the position of leader of the Liberation Army.

Bearing the Soul Eater, he saw the death of Gremio, killed his father, Teo, in a duel and witness the tragic fate of Ted but all the extreme hardships encountered in his struggle against the Empire never gave him pause. Eventually, with help from his colleagues, he was able to lead the Liberation Army to victory, defeating the Empire and overthrowing Emperor Barbarosa.

Following the war, he was offered the position of President of the Toran Republic, but refused the position. Entrusting his affairs to Lepant, he left the country on a journey.

Post-War Traveler

You are being very dramatic right now.

After leaving the Toran Republic, the hero's whereabouts were unknown until he eventually made his way to Banner Village along with his attendant, Gremio and spent some time resting there. Fearing the curse of the Soul Eater, he had turned away from fighting but when a small village boy named Ko was kidnapped by bandits, he took up his weapon once again. Cooperating with the son of Genkaku, Ko was successfully rescued. Returning to Gregminster to tend to Ko, the hero was offered the position of President once more by Lepant but again refused. He then spent some time at the McDohl house in the city for the remainder of the Dunan Unification War.

After his whereabouts in Banner Village became known, the ninja Kasumi occasionally came to visit the hero and together they would spend time reminiscing. As Kasumi continued to visit, she attempted to gather her feelings for him but to little avail.

Game info

Suikoden

Recruitment

Recruiting
McDohl (portrait).png Automatically joins at the beginning of the game
Level Gender Range
1 Male M

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by Cleo, Gremio, Kasumi, Pahn
Co-op Attacks
1 Master Pupil Attack w/ Kai

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Bandanna
Body Tunic
Shield Can't equip
Other Gloves
Boots
Medicine 6
Rune Soul Eater Lock.png
Equipment Type
Head Caps
Body Light armour
Shield No
Accessory Male

Stats

Stat Grades
HP PWR SKL
D C B
DEF SPD MGC
D B C
LUK
C
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP PWR SKL DEF SPD MGC LUK
1 24 13 14 13 14 13 13
20 170 75 106 68 106 75 75
60 600 163 180 146 180 163 163
90 770 190 210 170 210 190 190

War

Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Commander's Team Sword 700 14 5

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 7 9 12 20 25 32 39 47 57 68 91 103 117 136 158
Name Wolf Fang Staff Dragon Fang Staff Heaven Fang Staff
W Type W Level Element
Staff 1 --

Suikoden II

Recruitment

Recruiting
Hero I (Suikoden II portrait).png If you have imported data from the original Suikoden, go to Banner Village and speak with Ko following the battle with Luca to trigger his recruitment quest. Following this, you will be able to add him to your party at the McDohl home in Gregminster.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
38 note Male M M N 3 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by Kasumi

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Bandana note
Body Dragon Armor note
Shield no
Other Obento 5
Guard Ring
Winged Boots
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armour
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
C B C
Lightning Wind Holy
C C C
Darkness Gate ???
A B 7
Rune Slots
Head Level 1
Right Hand Level 1 /Soul Eater Lock.png
Left Hand Level 1
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
D C B
PROT M DEF TECH
C C B
SPEED LUCK
D C
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 24 13 14 13 13 14 13 13
20 190 75 86 75 75 86 68 75
60 320 119 134 119 119 134 107 119
90 450 163 182 163 163 182 146 163

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 6 8 11 14 17 33 40 47 56 66 76 89 124 145 165
Name Wolf Fang Staff Dragon Fang Staff Heavenly Fang Staff
W Type W Level Range
Other 11 note M

Genso Suikoden Card Stories

McDohl 001
McDohl (Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1
ATK -
MIL -
CON -
Full Data Available Here
McDohl 204
McDohl (Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion Booster Pack Vol.2
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here
McDohl CS2-153
McDohl (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
ATK 6
MIL 800
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
McDohl & Gremio CS2-294
McDohl & Gremio (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
ATK 6
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here
McDohl CS2-375/R001
McDohl (Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK -
MIL -
CON -
Full Data Available Here
McDohl CS2-419/R204
McDohl (Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here

Other Appearances

Suikoden VI looking sick, boys.

The costume of the hero appears as DLC in the 2011 Konami-published action RPG, Frontier Gate. The costume was made available with a DLC code included with the purchase of a physical retail copy of Genso Suikoden Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki.

The DLC provided five pieces of armor (helmet, body, pants, gloves, and boots) which, when equipped, would cause the player character to dress as the hero.

Name

Each more canon than the last.

The hero of Suikoden has no in-game name, but is occasionally referred to by different names in other publications and releases. A playthrough of Suikoden II or Suikoden III without any Suikoden data on it will have him referred to simply by his last name, McDohl (マクドール, Makudōru).

All Genso Suikoden Card Stories cards featuring him also refer to him as McDohl. In the 1999 novelization, Genso Suikoden Soul Eater, as well as the 2008 Radio Genso Suikoden: Assemble! 108 Stars! radio drama, he is called Tir (ティル, Tyiru), the most popular name used for him by fans. The 2009 manga, Genso Suikoden The Succeed Crest, gives him a different name, Louie (リューイ, Ryūi).

In guide books, he is usually referred to as Hero (主人公) or some variant thereof, such as I主人公 or 主人公I to distinguish himself as the protagonist of the first Suikoden title. In game, he uses an alias when passing through the Fortress of Kwaba, choosing between Masamune (マサムネ, Masamune), Piisuke (ピースケ, Pīsuke) and Schtolteheim Reinbach IV (シュトルテハイム・ラインバッハ4世, Shutorutehaimu Rainbahha 4-sei).

Gallery

Trivia

  • The hero was originally designed to use a sword but this was changed to a staff during production in order to bring a more Chinese flavor to the game.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 1 (ISBN 4-8402-1494-8), pages 15-105
  2. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.1 (ISBN 4-88317-796-3), page 18
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 61, 119, 241, 273
Suikoden
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IAlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphrey MintzJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasim HazilKasumiKesslerKimberlyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnie BellRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonya ShulenStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarValeriaVarkasViktorWarrenYam Koo
108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
Non-player characters Ain GideBarbarosa RugnerBlackChief of the DwarvesChief of the ElvesClaudiaGeil RugnerGradyHanzoKanaanKraze MilesLeknaatMina (cat)MinisterNeclordRoshSanchezStar Dragon SwordThrashVillage ChiefWindyYuberZorak
Locations
Scarlet Moon Empire
Arus Banner MountainsFortress of KwabaFloating Fortress of ShasarazadeGregminster (Floating GardenGregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Lenankamp (Keyaki Inn) • Magician's IslandMt. SeifuMt. TigerwolfRocklandSaradyTolna Canal
Dana Banner MinesBanner MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkakuSecret Factory
Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
Great Forest Dwarf TrailDwarves' Vault (Dwarf Mines) • Forest of IllusionKobold VillageLukie Ende TowayoPannu Yakuta CastleVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the Elves
Kunan AnteiRikonScarleticia CastleSoniere PrisonTeien
Lorimar Fortress of LorimarLiukan's HermitageNeclord's CastleQlon Temple (Cave of the Past) • Warriors' Village
Senan Fortress of DuhaFortress of RakanMoraviaNorthern CheckpointPirate's Fortress
Lore
Events Gate Rune War (Battle at Pannu Yakuta CastleBattle at Fortress of GaranFirst Battle at Scarleticia CastleSecond Battle at Scarleticia CastleFirst Battle with TeoSecond Battle with TeoBattle at the Northern CheckpointBattle at Floating Fortress ShasarazadeThe Last Battle) • Kalekka IncidentNew Liberation Army's Founding DayWar of Succession
Races DwarfElfGulhorseHumanKobold
True Runes Dragon RuneGate RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathSovereign RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms Astral ConclusionsBinocularsBlueprintCliftCopper AxeDragon King SwordEarringsFake ordersFinal BattleFire SpearGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's letterMoonlight weedPrakkProdigyQlon (priest)RokkakuRunning Water RootSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
Suikoden II
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioElzaGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageToto 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
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku
Lore
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
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