Richard

Lindwurm mercenary lauded as the "Blademaster"
Richard
リヒャルト, Rihyaruto
108 Stars Chian Star
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Illustration Kizaki Sub-Zero
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 17 (Suikoden V)
Birth Year SY 432
From Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade
Voice Orikasa Ai (Suikoden V)
Appears in

Richard (リヒャルト, Rihyaruto) is a supporting character in Suikoden V. Richard is a member of Wilhelm's detachment of the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade and utterly devoted to Mueller.

History

Richard is a promising young soldier in the Lindwurm Mercenary Brigade. As part of Wilhelm's unit, he serves as an assault captain, leading the charge. His mild-mannered appearance hides his true skill as a warrior. He was famed as the legendary "Blademaster" and fought with great ferocity on the field of battle. Ever since childhood, Richard was forced into learning swordsmanship by his father. One day, Mueller noticed how abusive Richard's father was and killed him - Richard has been following him ever since.

Mueller was Richard's idol and did whatever he told him to do. Mueller told him to enter the Sacred Games (as a joke), and he did. He was apparently drugged, the cause being a piece of candy a little girl had given him prior to the fight. Doctor Murad detected this and disqualified his opponent. Mueller also told Richard to train at a waterfall, and he went right along and did just that. Richard ran into the Prince at the Waterfall Basin, and upon Mueller's word, Richard was brought to Ceras Lake immediately.

Following the Sun Rune War, Richard's fame had grown to the point where his fellow mercenaries suggested he create his own unit, but he would turn down the opportunity in order to continue serving under Mueller.

Trivia

  • Richard is one of the few characters, along with Zegai, Belcoot and Shoon, who will offer to duel Childerich in place of the Prince.
  • Richard's weapon names are the German names of certain birds: Stieglitz (transcribed as Stielglitz, Goldfinch), Zaunkönig (transcribed as Zaunkonig, Wren) and Bachstelze (White Wagtail). These were also names of German planes used for warfare.
  • Richard appeared in early Suikoden V publication with his name Romanized as "Ryhalt".

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 681
Suikoden V
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