Highly skilled and acclaimed artist
イワノフ, Iwanofu
108 Stars Chiyu Star¹

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 30 (S1)
Birth Year SY 428
Appears in

Ivanov (イワノフ, Iwanofu) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Ivanov is a skilled artist whose fame reaches from Toran to Falena.


I haven't yet found the color I'm looking for.

—  Ivanov
War is freedom, as they say.

Ivanov is a genius painter, known for his keen senses and excellent sense of color. "Freedom" was always the theme of his works, but he found himself imprisoned in Scarleticia Castle by Milich Oppenheimer, who coveted his abilities. However, while there, Ivanov found himself unable to paint, his lack of freedom destroying his creative energies no matter the environment.

During the Toran Liberation Army's siege on Scarleticia Castle, he beseeched the army to give him his freedom. Following the defeat of Milich and encountering the freedom fighter leader, a reinvigorated Ivanov remarked that he had never seen true freedom and would join the Liberation Army so he could see the real freedom represented by the Liberation Army.

He would use a room at Toran Castle as his studio and with the aid of paints discovered over the course of the Gate Rune War, Ivanov completed a mural of prominent Liberation Army warriors as part of his meditation on freedom. Delighted with the progress he had made on capturing "Freedom", he would gift his binoculars.

Following the end of the war, Ivanov set out on a journey, to try and discover the more colors to express freedom, which had unlimited possibilities in his mind.

Game info


Talk to Ivanov inside Scarleticia Castle following plot events at the same location.


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Fellows Charge 140 6 2





  • Ivanov's ending will change depending on whether or not he completes the mural he is painting in Toran Castle.

Other languages and releases

Japanese katakana イワノフ
Japanese rōmaji Iwanofu
Chinese simplified (HDR) 伊万诺夫
Chinese traditional (HDR) 伊萬諾夫
Chinese pinyin Yī wàn nuò fū
English Ivanov
French Ivanov
German Ivanov
Italian Ivanov
Spanish Ivanov


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 30
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 31
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 24, 33
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