|108 Stars Chiaku Star|
Illustration Kawano Junko
Karl was a passionate martial artist who devoted his life to training and strengthening his body. It was said that he never laughed which wasn't exactly true, he merely did not have time to laugh due to the intensity of his training. Despite his intensity, he was a kindhearted man with a goodly sense of justice.
He would meet the hero in the backstreets of Razril following the town's liberation from the Kooluk Empire and would subsequently join the Allied Forces. On board the Headquarters Ship, Karl would spend his time training on deck and sometimes worried he might be disturbing everyone else on deck. He was also prone to letting out war cries which would later earn him the ire of Rachel when the two journeyed together in Kooluk.
Throughout the Island Liberation War, he defeated enemy after enemy without much satisfaction and following the conflict he would leave on a journey to train and hone his body even further.
Karl would end up in Kooluk where his strong sense of justice would lead him to try and defend a group of children against a monster attack at the Collanbal Ruins alone. Luckily, he would be backed up by Kyril and, after rescuing the children, would accompany Kyril's group on their journey through the Empire.
|Keen||You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.|
|Keen||Would you secretly inform me about anyone onboard this ship who you think is causing problems?|
|Karl||If I must say, that would be myself. I have been of no particular use, yet, I am being fed to no purpose.|
|Keen||Then, would you tell me what you think of the Hero?|
|Karl||He possesses a pure soul. I can tell.|
|Keen||Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.|
|Karl||I am not satisfied unless I am constantly training, but...I am always yelling, so it must be a disturbance to others. I feel bad for that.|
|Karl||Ah...So, I have...been forgiven?|
|Karl||Nooo!! This is nothing...I will not lose! Nooooo!!|
|Talk to Karl at Razril (Backstreet) following the Regaining Razril naval battle and the subsequent sunset scene.|
- Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 401, 509