Executioner with a grim self-respect for his beheading talents
キルケ, Kiruke
108 Stars Chihei Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 26 (S1)
Birth Year SY 432
Appears in

Kirke (キルケ, Kiruke) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Kirke is an executioner who describes his sole talent as "cutting off heads."


My job is cutting the heads off criminals. But as you see, business has been slow lately.

—  Kirke
We're an armed rebellion, I think we can find a role for you.

Kirke, who served as an executioner stationed at the Fortress of Lorimar, found himself facing a peculiar predicament during the Gate Rune War. Neclord's sinister acts of reanimating the deceased in the region significantly affected his line of work, causing business to slow down considerably.

The morbid nature of his duty, involving the execution of criminals through decapitation, had a profound impact on Kirke's heart, darkening it unbeknownst even to himself. However, fate would soon offer him an unexpected opportunity for redemption when he received an invitation to join the Toran Liberation Army. This invitation heralded a new chance at life, allowing Kirke to escape the confines of his disliked occupation and embrace a brighter path.

Embracing his new role as a valued member of the Wild Geese unit within the Liberation Army, Kirke's once ominous scythe, which had once served as an instrument of finality for the condemned, now symbolized hope and resilience in the pursuit of a better world. With the hatchet-like blade of his scythe now drawn out to champion the cause of the Liberation Army, Kirke showcased his mettle on the battlefield.

Following the triumph of the Liberation Army and the fall of the Scarlet Moon Empire, Kirke made a remarkable career shift, relinquishing his scythe to the capable hands of Lorelai and embracing a new vocation as a farmer, where he would wield a plough instead, symbolizing the fertile prospects of a peaceful life.

Game info


Talk to Kirke at Lorimar when your castle is at Level 2 or greater.
Level Gender Range
-2 Male S

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 Light armor
Shield Can't equip
Other Male


State Grades
Stat Growth Rate
1 20 13 12 12 12 11 10
20 150 68 60 60 51 43 28
60 530 146 128 128 108 88 55
90 700 170 150 150 130 110 70


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Wild Geese Charge 5 9 3


LV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 7 9 11 14 22 27 34 41 49 59 70 93 105 119 138 160
Name Tower Death Judgment
W Type W Level Element
Two-handed sword N/A --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-329 Kirke Free CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3


  • Kirke's three weapon names are derived from Tarot cards. He shares this distinction with Suikoden II's Rina.
  • Kirke has become somewhat of a memorable optional character because he wants to make sure you are completely okay with the fact that all he knows how to do is cut off heads.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) キルケ
Japanese (romaji) Kiruke
Chinese simplified (HDR) 柯克
Chinese traditional (HDR) 柯克
Chinese pinyin Kēkè
English Kirke
French Kirke
German Kirke
Italian Kirke
Spanish Kirke


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 77
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 48
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 42, 72
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