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Hero (Suikoden II)

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Hero (Suikoden II)

主人公 Shujinkō

108 Stars Tenkai Star
Hero II (Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1).png
Illustration Yashioka Sho
Gender Male
Race Human
From Kyaro Town, Highland Kingdom
Family Genkaku (adoptive grandfather)
Nanami (adoptive sister)
Voice Oda Hisafumi (Drama CD Genso Suikoden II)
Appearances

The hero (主人公, Shujinkō), known by several different names, is the protagonist of Suikoden II. He is the adopted son of Genkaku who grows to become leader of the New State Army. He also makes cameo appearances in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 and Vol.2.

Biography

I've seen the brilliance in you. The kind of brilliance that this age needs.

—  Shu

The hero was a war orphan who was adopted and raised by Genkaku at his dojo in Kyaro Town. Nanami was also picked up by Genkaku in similar circumstances and in short order a close brother-sister relationship was formed. When the two were old enough, Genkaku trained both of them in the martial arts. The two continued to grow healthy and progress smoothly in their martial arts training. He received his circlet when Genkaku bought it for him at the first fair he had ever seen.

Following Genkaku's death, he enlisted in the Unicorn Brigade alongside his best friend, Jowy Atreides, whom he also studied martial arts with. The two were equally matched, tying in the final of a tournament of Unicorn Brigade officers. They excelled in the group and both believed that their futures lay in the Highland Army. However, after escaping the slaughter of the Unicorn Brigade by Luca Blight by jumping from Tenzan Pass, he was discovered by Viktor and Flik. He would escape with Jowy and return to Kyaro Town where they were condemned as spies of the City-State.

After being rescued from execution by Viktor, he would be forced to flee the Mercenary Fortress when the Highland Army invaded. He would gain the Bright Shield Rune in Toto Village and after escaping Muse City would become leader of the New State Army. While they both had the same desire for peace, their differences in how to pursue this meant that he would quickly stand opposed to Jowy, with the support of Nanami, Viktor and many other allies.

Despite his own losses such as the loss of his friendship with Jowy and the apparent death of Nanami at Rockaxe Castle, he continued to grow as a leader and fought for his dream; a peaceful world for his friends to live in. Although it started as a small group, the New State Army would gain rapid momentum, becoming a mighty torrent backed by the charm and magnetism of its leader. He would lead the army to victory, sweeping away the Highland Kingdom and ending the Dunan Unification War.

Following the war, he was able to reunite with both Nanami and Jowy, marking his own personal victory. Even if he should face further hardships in the future, the support of his friends should allow him to keep moving forward.

Gameplay

Recruitment

Recruiting
Hero (Suikoden II portrait).png Joins automatically at the beginning of the game.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
2 Young male M M N 3 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by Jowy, Nanami, Oulan
Unites
1 Buddy Attack w/ Jowy
2 Copycat Attack w/ Hoi
3 Double Leader Attack w/ Hero I
4 Family Attack w/ Nanami
5 Leisure Attack w/ Nanami
12.5% chance of activating when you select Family Attack

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Bandana
Body Robe
Shield Can't equip
Other Medicine 6
Gloves
Boots
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armour
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
C C C
Lightning Wind Holy
C C B
Darkness Gate ???
C C 5
Rune Slots
Head Level 40
Right Hand Level 1 /Bright Shield Rune Lock.png Event key item.png
Left Hand Level 25
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
D C D
PROT M DEF TECH
E D B
SPEED LUCK
C B
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 24 13 13 12 13 14 13 14
20 190 75 68 60 68 86 75 86
60 320 119 107 94 107 134 119 134
90 450 163 146 128 146 182 163 182

War

ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
8 9 -- -- Bright Shield Rune --

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 18 35 42 49 58 68 79 92 127 148 170
Name Twin Fang Twin Heaven Fang Twin Destiny Fang
W Type W Level Range
Hero 1 M

Genso Suikoden Card Stories

Hero 002
Hero (Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1
ATK -
MIL -
CON -
Full Data Available Here
Hero 008
Hero (Starter Box).png
Card Info
Expansion Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here
Hero 258
Hero 2 (Premium Pack).png
Card Info
Expansion Premium Pack
ATK -
MIL -
CON -
Full Data Available Here
Hero 263
Hero2 (Premium Pack).png
Card Info
Expansion Premium Pack
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here
Hero CS2-142
Hero (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
ATK 5
MIL 400
CON 1
Full Data Available Here
Hero & Jowy & Nanami CS2-280
Hero & Jowy & Nanami (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
ATK 6
MIL 500
CON 3
Full Data Available Here
Hero CS2-376/R002
Hero (Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK -
MIL -
CON -
Full Data Available Here
Hero CS2-383/R008
Hero (Starter Box).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK 3
MIL 1000
CON 2
Full Data Available Here

Name

The hero of Suikoden II has no in-game name, but is occasionally referred to by different names in other publications and releases. In the 2000 novelization, as well as the 2008 Radio Genso Suikoden: Assemble! 108 Stars! radio drama, he is called Riou (リオウ, Riou), the most popular name used for him by fans. The 2009 manga, Genso Suikoden The Being Torn Spirit, gives him a different name, Tao (タオ, Tao).

In guide books, he is usually referred to as HeroII (主人公II) or some variant thereof, such as II主人公 to distinguish himself as the protagonist of the second Suikoden title. All Genso Suikoden Card Stories cards featuring him also refer to him simply as 主人公 as the hero of the first game is referred to as McDohl.

Gallery

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 84
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 174-175
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
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi
Characters
Key characters Nash LatkjeHero IICulganDominguezElzaJillia BlightJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLuca BlightNanamiSeedSierra MikainTeresa Wisemail
Other characters AdlaiAnnalleeAyanaAydaBadeauxBobCliveConnellEmiliaFlikGasparGeorg PrimeHannaHauserHixHoiJeaneJudeKahn MarleyKelleyKinnisonLeonaMaximillianMazusNinaPilikaRauraRein PenenbergRowdShiloShinStallionTempletonTengaarViktorWakabaYuriZaj Quiroz
Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland Kingdom
Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Lore
Events Dunan Unification War
Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 Crystal Valley no Kettō
Characters
Key characters Nash LatkjeCamusDominguezEilieFutchJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLena SuphinaMegMiklotovMillieRinaVikiZaj Quiroz
Other characters Hero IHero IIAbizboahAishaAnitaAppleBargeBolganBrightButzChucharaCladClantEsmeraldaGadgetGijimuGilbertHikusaakHumphrey MintzJonahJowy AtreidesKasumiKilleyKoyuLo WenLorelaiMakiMilich OppenheimerNanamiOulanRulodiaSasaraiSheenaSimone VerdricciStellaTedTonyValeriaVandamViki (child)Vincent de BouleWangYuzu
Locations
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of Harmonia
Locations Caleria (Caleria Fortress) • Crystal Valley (Klotzeo ChurchOne Temple) • Marid VillageMilit Village
Lore
Events Dunan Unification WarFestival of Hooves and Reed Pipes
Races HumanElfKobold
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Howling Voice GuildKronia PowderSanadiaSouthern Frontier Defense ForceTal GrundTwin Snake Sword Großer FlussZodiac Tower