The aging, but proud, leader of the Maximillian Knights
マクシミリアン, Makushimirian
108 Stars Chii Star¹
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 62 (S1)
65 (S2)
Birth Year SY 396
Family Fred Maximillian (grandson)
Appears in

Maximillian (マクシミリアン, Makushimirian) is a character who appears in both Suikoden and Suikoden II as well as Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1. Maximillian is the leader of the once proud Maximillian Knights and is ably assisted by his squire, Sancho.


By the honor of Maximillian's Knights!

—  Maximillian

Maximillian was a knight commander who had led the Maximillian Knights in the former Scarlet Moon Empire. Once respected and prosperous, many years ago, Maximillian and the order decided to fight for the City-State of Jowston in their border dispute with Highland without permission and the order was disbanded. Still, Maximillian would continue in the ways of the knight, his pride and chivalry never diminishing.

Where were you when we were sewer-dwellers?

During the Gate Rune War, Maximillian would grow steadily angrier, hearing the activities of the corrupt Imperial regime. When he received word that the Toran Liberation Army was fighting at Moravia, he would attempt to aid in the attack with his squire, Sancho. Although he was too late to join the attack, Max was able to join the Liberation Army when they crossed paths at the Northern Checkpoint.

Being around so many young fighters would seem to rejuvenate the ageing knight and he was eager to take to battle at any time, determined to relieve the people from the empire's oppression. His fame and renown, and that of his order, was such that many former and new comrades rode to fight under the banner of the Maximillian Knights and the Liberation Army.

Following the war, he seemed to retire from the knighthood but three years later, he would fight in the Dunan Unification War. Hearing rumors of war in the City-State of Jowston, Maximillian determined that the New State Army was on the side of justice and travelled to fight alongside him.

He fought without Sancho by his side, his squire having returned home to visit family at the time. At the age of 65, by this point Max's skills were a little rusty and he was unaided by the many knights who rose to fight under his banner during the Gate Rune War, being in a different region from the one where he made his fame.

Still, he was determined not to be shown up by any young soldier, impressing all with his skills. Even at his advanced age, he was more than capable of a wielding his sword on horseback in the pursuit of justice. Following the end of the Dunan Unification War, Maximillian would finally lay down his sword and retire from his long career as a servant of justice.

His grandson, Fred, who go on to fight in the War of the Champions.

Personality and traits

Although Maximillian could be reckless and a little pushy when it comes to his chivalry, he was, in spirit, a true knight with a strong, gentle heart who wished to protect the people all in the name of justice. He was the epitome of a person going strong despite their age.

Rather than focusing on restoring his name or official status as a knight, or that of the order, Maximillian instead choose to simply follow his own philosophy of living a life of justice at all times. In that way, he felt that as long as he lived up to the duties of his order then the knights were never truly gone.

Game info



Following story events at Moravia and if your castle is at Level 3 or higher, encounter Maximillian and Sancho at the Northern Checkpoint and agree to recruit him.


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Knights Charge 1200 19 3

Suikoden II


Encounter Max in South Window City any time after the battle against Luca Blight and agree to let him join you.


War Stats
ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
6 7 -- -- Cavalry --

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
028 Maximillian Leader Booster Pack Vol.1
205 Maximillian Leader Booster Pack Vol.2
283 Maximillian Leader Premium Pack
CS2-152 Maximillian Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-403/R028 Maximillian Leader Remake Booster
CS2-420/R205 Maximillian Leader Remake Booster





Other languages and releases

Japanese katakana マクシミリアン
Japanese rōmaji Makushimirian
Chinese simplified (HDR) 麦西米兰
Chinese traditional (HDR) 麥西米蘭
Chinese pinyin Mài xī mǐlán
English Maximillian
French Maximillian
German Maximilian
Italian Maximillian
Spanish Maximillian


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 194
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 260-1
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.15 (ISBN 4-7753-0252-3), pages 56-7
  4. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 113
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 97-8, 216, 267
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