Leon Silverberg

Military strategist with the maxim of swift victory at any cost
Leon Silverberg
レオン・シルバーバーグ, Reon Shirubābāgu
108 Stars Chikai Star¹
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 46 (S1)
49 (S2)
Birth Year SY 412
From Toran Republic
Family Albert (grandson)
Caesar (grandson)
George (son)
Mathiu (nephew)
Odessa (niece)
One other nephew
Appears in

Leon Silverberg (レオン・シルバーバーグ, Reon Shirubābāgu) is a supporting character in Suikoden and an antagonist in Suikoden II. Leon Silverberg is a skilled military strategist with experience in many wars including the War of Succession, the Gate Rune War and the Dunan Unification War.


Imperial Service

Our job is to gather the facts. To get emotional about it is sad indeed.

—  Leon Silverberg

Leon Silverberg is a famed strategist of the Silverberg family and served as Barbarosa Rugner's chief strategist during the War of Succession, leading Barbarosa's forces to a stunning victory. Possessed with a rational and realistic eye for strategy, his goal was to achieve victory swiftly at any cost, with the aim of minimizing protracted suffering even if that resulted in immediate loss.

Prior to his Imperial service, he lived his life travelling around the country. He would occasionally visit his nephew, Mathiu in Gregminster and would become his guardian, tutoring his nephew in the ways of military strategy. Once the War of Succession broke out, Mathiu would introduce Leon to Emperor Barbarosa, leading him to become the lead strategist for his forces.

Following the war, Leon would both propose and participate in the Kalekka Incident and he is historically credited as the man who rallied the Scarlet Moon Empire forces after witnessing the devastation supposedly wreaked upon the village by the army of the City-State of Jowston.

In reality, Leon had planned and led the razing of Kalekka in order to shore up support for the Empire's defensive war against the Jowston invaders. Following his retirement from Imperial service, Leon moved to Kalekka, not out of any sense of regret but simply because he liked the silence of the now-abandoned town.

Active Retirement

History doesn't flow! It moves... in leaps and fits! Sometimes it must be pushed along by men like us. If a bit of suffering is the price to pay, then pay it we will!

—  Leon Silverberg
You're very good at killing your enemies, best have you with us.

During the Gate Rune War, Leon remarked how impressive the Toran Liberation Army had become and to let Mathiu know this, in an encounter with McDohl. In turn, Mathiu asked the leader to deliver a letter to Leon but nevertheless journeyed to Kalekka himself to beg for Leon's aid, noting that while he could not trust Leon, he could trust his abilities.

Leon himself was surprised but feeling that using his abilities to end the war that much quicker was the best choice of action, agreed to the request. He served the Liberation Army as a strategist for the remainder of the war, utilizing his philosophy to help move history in his approved direction.

Following the end of the war, Leon returned to Kalekka, intending to spend the rest of his life there. Three years later, however, he would be drawn by Jowy Atreides to become involved in the Dunan Unification War as a strategist for the Highland Kingdom, agreeing with Jowy that regional unification would make for the surest path for peace.

He would plot the assassination of King Agares Blight in order to have Prince Luca take the throne. But that too was part of a plot to force a confrontation between King Luca and the New State Army, leading to Luca's death and the ascension of Jowy to the throne.

He would continue to serve as the chief strategist for the Highland Army and during a confrontation with Shu, the strategist for the New State Army, would lambaste him for his recklessness and desperate tactics. Still, following that encounter and his wounding during a battle with Kiba Windamier, Leon would remain behind the frontlines for the remainder of the war.

Following the final battle and the fall of L'Renouille, Leon would be waiting in the throne room at L'Renouille Palace. There, he would unleash the Beast Rune's Silver Wolf incarnation with his own blood for the New State Army to defeat. His whereabouts following this are unknown.

Game info


Once your castle is at level 4 (90+ Stars recruited), talk to Leon in Kalekka and deliver his message to Mathiu when he is not in the meeting hall. Deliver Mathiu's letter to Leon and he will join. There are essentially three opportunities to do this if you've been recruiting efficiently.


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Strategists Other 250 -- --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
076 Leon Commoner Booster Pack Vol.1
328 Leon Commoner Premium Pack
CS2-196 Leon Commoner CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-320 Leon Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-466/R076 Leon Commoner Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
CS2-254 Beast Rune Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-365 Clash of Strategists Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3





  • Leon's oddly proportioned Suikoden artwork was due to Kawano Junko working without a draft due to a time crunch.

Other languages and releases

Japanese (katakana) レオン・シルバーバーグ
Japanese (romaji) Reon Shirubābāgu
Chinese simplified (HDR) 雷昂·席维博格
Chinese traditional (HDR) 雷昂・席維柏格
Chinese pinyin Léi áng xí wéi bǎi gé
English Leon Silverberg
French Léon Silverberg
German Leon Silverberg
Italian Leon Silverberg
Spanish Leon Silverberg


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 228
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 314
  3. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 136
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 114-5, 236
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108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
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Scarlet Moon Empire
Arus Banner MountainsFortress of KwabaFloating Fortress of ShasarazadeGregminster (Floating GardenGregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Lenankamp (Keyaki Inn) • Magician's IslandMt. SeifuMt. TigerwolfRocklandSaradyTolna Canal
Dana Banner MinesBanner MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkaku HamletSecret Factory
Dragon Knight's Domain Dragon Knights' FortressDragon's DenSeek Valley
Gouran Fortress of GaranGreat Forest VillageKakuKouanSeika
Great Forest Dwarf TrailDwarves' Vault (Dwarf Mines) • Forest of IllusionKobold VillageLukie Ende TowayoPannu Yakuta CastleVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the Elves
Kunan AnteiRikonScarleticia CastleSoniere PrisonTeien
Lorimar Fortress of LorimarLiukan's HermitageNeclord's CastleQlon Temple (Cave of the Past) • Warriors' Village
Senan Fortress of DuhaFortress of RakanMoraviaNorthern CheckpointPirate's Fortress
Events Gate Rune War (Battle at Pannu Yakuta CastleBattle at Fortress of GaranFirst Battle at Scarleticia CastleSecond Battle at Scarleticia CastleFirst Battle with TeoSecond Battle with TeoBattle at the Northern CheckpointBattle at Floating Fortress ShasarazadeThe Last Battle) • Kalekka IncidentNew Liberation Army's Founding DayWar of Succession
Races DwarfElfGulhorseHumanKobold
True Runes Dragon RuneGate RuneNight RuneRune of Life and DeathSovereign RuneTrue Wind Rune
Terms Astral PredicationsBinocularsBlueprintsBronze AxeCliftDragon King SwordEarringEngineFake OrdersFinal BattleFire SpearFlowing Water CaneGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's LetterMoonlight HerbPrakkQlon (priest)Rokkaku HamletSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
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108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
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City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest Village (Deep Forest) • Greenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageSindar RuinsToto VillageWhite Deer Inn
South Window Principality Cave of the WindKuskus TownNew State Army HeadquartersNorth WindowRadat TownSouth Window City
Tinto Principality Crom VillageLampdragon MountainTigermouth VillageTinto CityTinto Mines
Two River Principality Drakemouth VillageKobold VillageLakewestLana RiverTwo River City
Highland Kingdom Kyaro TownL'Renouille (L'Renouille Palace) • Sajah VillageTenzan Pass
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku Hamlet
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