Veteran martial artist of the Harmonian SFDF's 12th Unit
ジョーカー, Jōkā
108 Stars Chitai Star
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 31 (G1 & G2)
46 (S3)
Birth Year SY 430
Height 169cm (5'7") (S3)
Appears in

Joker (ジョーカー, Jōkā), also known as Wang (ワン, Wan) is a major character in Suikoden III who first appears in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2. Joker is the aging veteran martial artist of the 12th Unit of the Harmonian Southern Frontier Defense Force.


The oldest member of the Twelfth Unit of the Holy Harmonia Kingdom's Southern Frontier Defense Force.

—  Joker's profile

Joker held the position of being the eldest member, second only to Geddoe himself, in the 12th Unit of the Harmonian Southern Frontier Defense Force. As a man of many interests, Joker had an unrivalled drinking ability and was always on the lookout for a pretty girl to spend his time with.

He shared a playful and somewhat comedic dynamic with fellow defense force member, Ace, engaging in banter and belittlement. This relationship showed the understanding and trust between each other and helped to relax tensions in the group, even during dangerous missions. Nevertheless, this did not diminish his occasional displays of insightful wisdom. His unique talent in lip-reading further enhanced his capabilities as an adept information gatherer and he was highly trusted by Geddoe. At heart, he was a kind and loyal man.

Wang attacks with his balls

Within the unit, he was renowned for his mastery of magic attacks, especially fire magic, a skill that set him apart. Joker also boasted proficiency in the martial arts, making him a consummate professional on the battlefield. He used balls made of iron or steel in battle, holding them to deliver more weight and force to his blows. He eschewed larger weapons like swords as they would impede his movement. This is also the reason why his clothing emphasized mobility and ease of movement.

His passion for combat fueled his boundless energy, and he had been active as a mercenary since his youth. Under the alias "Wang," Joker once encountered Nash Latkje when they both served in the SFDF and even imparted fighting techniques to him. When Nash attempted to escape from Caleria Fortress during his search for Zaj Quiroz, Joker was dispatched to stop him.

Remarkably, Joker, who had the strength and ability to swiftly overpower Nash, deliberately stalled the encounter until dawn, when his shift ended, allowing Nash to make his escape while dutifully fulfilling his obligations. It was at some point after this incident that he joined Geddoe's unit, adopting the name "Joker."

During the War of the Champions, Joker would serve alongside his fellow 12th unit members faithfully, always respecting the decisions of Geddoe even when they seemingly conflicted with their orders from headquarters. Geddoe's trust in Joker was most evident during their infiltration of Budehuc Castle. During the mission, Geddoe shared his past as the bearer of the True Lightning Rune after Ace discovered the resemblance between Geddoe and the man of the same name depicted in a sketch from over 50 years past.

As everyone in the 12th unit had some sort of past troubles, Joker understood Geddoe's burden all too well. After Geddoe finished his story, Joker remarked that he would forget everything. This was Joker's way to expressing his camaraderie and concern for his boss. Geddoe would call Joker "Wang", his old name, as an expression of his trust also. He would join the Fire Bringer alongside his comrades as the war flared up.

Occasionally, Nash still referred to him as "Wang," but Joker maintained that it was merely an old nickname. Frequently spending time at Budehuc Castle's restaurant, he displayed a generally polite demeanor, though he could be a bit of a drunken nuisance from time to time. Curiously, he occasionally inquired about the women's bath, an area typically associated with Ace's antics.

After the War of the Champions, Joker remained dedicated to his service in the Southern Frontier Defense Force. Despite grumbling about the challenges of fighting at his age, and continuing to trade barbs with Ace as always, he continued to play a crucial role within the unit.



Joker joins automatically in Geddoe Chapter 1
Level Gender
22 Male

Battle bonds

Battle Behavior
Ease to Anger Difficult
Movement Short-range
Battle AI Attack-minded warrior


Starting Equipment
Head Cap
Body Light armor
Shield --
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Damaged Casque
Body New Tunic
Shield Can't equip
Other Belt of Strength


Magic Compatability
Fire Water Earth
Lightning Wind Gate
Sword Jonguleur Shield
Rune Slots
Head Level 55
Right Hand Isshin Rune
Left Hand Fire Rune
Weapon Never available


Free Skill Slots Locked Skill Slots
This character has 4 open skill slots. This character has 4 locked skill slots.

Physical Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Swing C B
Accuracy 1 E C B
Damage C B
Counter-Attack 24 E A A
Heavy Damage
Continual Attack 35 E A A
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Repel 1 D A A
Shield Protect
Armor Protect B B+
Adrenaline Power
Holy Dash C B
Fighting Spirit

Magic Skills

Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Fire Magic 1 C A A
Water Magic B B+
Wind Magic B B+
Earth Magic B B+
Lightning Magic C B
Shield Magic
Blinking Magic
Pale Gate Magic 45 E C B
Skill Name Level Begin Potential Max
Sword of Magic D C
Magic Repel
Magic Resistance C B
Focus 38 E A A
Magic Rationing
Chanting Volume
Chanting Purity


Stat Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 12 13 14 13 13 12 11
20 170 51 75 86 75 68 60 43
60 410 108 163 182 163 146 128 88
99 500 130 190 215 190 170 150 110


War Stats
Leader Support War Skill 1 War Skill 2
Tactics II --


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 4 14 23 33 43 65 72 79 86 93 100 125 131 138 144 150
Name Iron Black Gold Steel
W Type W Level Range
Claws N/A Short

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
241 Joker Free Booster Pack Vol.2
420 Joker Commoner Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-047 Joker Commoner CS2 Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-302 Ace & Joker Commoner CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-572/R241 Joker Free Remake Booster



  • Contrary to the belief Joker uses fist weapons, he carries massaging balls to strengthen his own hands to attack. Please explain how sharpening these helps in any way!
  • Joker has the Twister attack with Kenji and Juan, making him the only SFDF member to have one outside of the unit.


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 325-6
  2. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.15 (ISBN 4-7753-0252-3), pages 10-1
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 273, 299, 313
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GrasslandHoly Kingdom of Harmonia
Locations Caleria (Caleria Fortress) • Crystal Valley (Klotzeo ChurchOne Temple) • Marid VillageMilit Village
Events Dunan Unification WarFeast 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
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Events Higheast RebellionWar of the ChampionsZexen Federation Day BallZexen-Grassland Armistice
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