Bandit leader of Mt. Tigerwolf
ケスラー, Kesurā
108 Stars Chisin Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 42 (S1)
Birth Year SY 416
Appears in

Kessler (ケスラー, Kesurā) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Kessler was a bandit who supported the ideals of the Toran Liberation Army.


I hate the Empire too, but I'm just a bandit. Lady Odessa is our hope for freedom.

—  Kessler
I love a bandit who randomly becomes enraged about banditry

Kessler was the chief of a gang of bandits who used to haunt Mt. Tigerwolf. Kessler held such esteem for Odessa Silverberg and the Toran Liberation Army that he became enraged after he discovered his subordinate, Ledon, had drugged and robbed Odessa with Robber's Tea without realizing who she was.

He held strong resentment towards the oppressive nature of the Scarlet Moon Empire but felt powerless to do anything as a mere bandit. As such, he entrusted all his hopes to Odessa. That said, in his heart, he wished to abandon his banditry in order to fight for the people.

Later on, during the height of the Gate Rune War, Kessler and Ledon travelled to the Liberation Army's Secret Factory after an Imperial crackdown at Mt. Tigerwolf. There, they were discovered by Ronnie Bell, who captured them after accusing them of snooping. Luckily, the Liberation Army members he had met at Mt. Tigerwolf arrived.

Kessler joined the Liberation Army, fighting with them for the remainder of the war. He wielded a slightly undersized double-edged axe, a hatchet, in battle. While he was happy to be able to fight for a worthy cause, he possibly felt too uncomfortable as a bandit to associate with the core members of the Liberation Army.

After the formation of the Toran Republic, Kessler's caring and distinguished personality as well as his familiarity with the region led to him being appointed the captain of the Toran Republic Patrol Corps. By the year 475, he had retired from the position.



Talk to Kessler at the Secret Factory after witnessing his conversation with Ronnie Bell.
Level Gender Range
16 Male M

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected By This character is not protected by anyone
Unite Attack
1 None w/ This character has no Unite attack


Starting Equipment
Head --
Body Fur Robe
Shield no
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Heavy armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 24 13 13 12 12 11 12
20 170 68 68 60 51 43 51
60 600 146 146 128 108 88 108
90 770 170 170 150 130 110 130


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Bandits Charge 270 8 4


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 9 14 18 23 28 32 37 42 67 77 86 95 106 130 150 170
Name Axe Battle Axe Ogre Axe
W Type W Level Element
Axe N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
200 Kessler Leader Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-415/R200 Kessler Leader Remake Booster




Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) ケスラー
Japanese (romaji) Kesurā
Chinese simplified (HDR) 凯斯勒
Chinese traditional (HDR) 凱斯勒
Chinese pinyin Kǎisīlēi
English Kessler
French Kessler
German Kessler
Italian Kessler
Spanish Kessler


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 97-8
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 65
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.14 (ISBN 4-7753-0217-5), page 59
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 22, 51
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