Kage (Suikoden)

Nameless, and expensive, ninja of the Kage group
カゲ, Kage
108 Stars Teni Star²
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 26 (S1)
Birth Year SY 432
Appears in

Kage (カゲ, Kage) is a character in Suikoden. He is a lone ninja and a mercenary for hire.


A ninja wastes no words.

—  Kage

Kage, a solitary and unattached ninja, lived by the creed of contracts, valuing no sentiment or law above the agreements he undertook. Fueled solely by the right price, he was driven to carry out his missions with cold and efficient precision, never betraying a contract he had sealed.

During the early stages of the Gate Rune War, Kage had a contract with the Scarlet Moon Empire, tasked with stealing the plans for the formidable Burning Mirror from the Dwarves' Vault.

A ninja offers no discounts.

Subsequently, he crossed paths with the leader of the Toran Liberation Army at the Secret Factory, where he struck a new deal with the Army, agreeing to fight for a considerable sum of 20,000 potch, pledging his service for the duration of the conflict.

Indeed, Kage's successes had taught him the value of not selling his skills short, fostering immense pride in his role as a ninja, an unseen force manipulating the strings of history. Armed with a weapon that seamlessly transformed from an assassination blade when cloaked in shadows to a deadly shuriken when confronted with open combat, he was a versatile and lethal force.

On the roof of Toran Castle, he could frequently be found in the company of fellow ninja, Kasumi and Fuma. The atmosphere was not exactly friendly and the trio refrained from sharing their trade secrets or techniques, well-aware that revealing strengths or vulnerabilities in their line of work was ill-advised.

Kage's unparalleled abilities greatly enhanced the Liberation Army's espionage capabilities, and his prowess in battle made the 20,000 potch paid for his services appear as an absolute bargain. With the conclusion of the war and his contract fulfilled, Kage once more disappeared into the enigmatic depths of the shadows, avoiding leaving his mark on history.

Game info


Talk to Kage at the Secret Factory and agree to pay 20,000 potch once your castle is at Level 2.
Level Gender Range
+5 Male L

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 Ninja Attack w/ Fuma, Kasumi


Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Martial Arts Robe
Shield no
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 12 13 13 14 12 12
20 150 60 75 68 106 51 51
60 530 128 163 146 180 108 108
90 700 150 190 170 210 130 130


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Ninjas Other 10 -- --


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 8 11 20 25 31 35 39 45 69 78 89 99 113 128 150
Name First Sword Second Sword Third Sword
W Type W Level Element
Dart N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
233 Kage Free Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-564/R233 Kage Free Remake Booster

Possible Appearance in Suikoden II

A character labeled as "Kage" appears in Suikoden II during plot events in Muse City. There, Jowy Atreides is seen using this Kage as a messenger. It is never explicitly clarified if this Kage is the same individual from Suikoden, or if they are another anonymous member of the ninja organization.

Series and game guide books refrain from listing Kage in their "returning characters" sections. Kage's entries in the Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia and Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia also do not mention him being involved in the events of the second game.

That being said, the Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia does mark him as a character appearing in both Suikoden and Suikoden II, lending some ambiguity to the situation.




Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) カゲ
Japanese (romaji) Kage
Chinese simplified (HDR)
Chinese traditional (HDR)
Chinese pinyin Yǐng
English Kage
French Kage
German Kage
Italian Kage
Spanish Kage


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 55
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 39
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 24, 34
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