|108 Stars Chian Star|
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Illustration Suzuki Rika
Rikimaru (リキマル, Rikimaru) is a character in Suikoden II. He is a wandering swordsman in search for revenge, although he is something of a glutton as well.
Rikimaru, wandering through the City-State of Jowston, would sometimes visit Ryube Village and Coronet. Rikimaru was found collapsed outside an inn, whining about his hunger. The hero would take him to an inn where he would proceed to fill his stomach with several courses of food. As Rikimaru had no potch, he was most grateful when the 3,000 potch tab he had acquired was paid off for him and he joined the New State Army
Although said to be searching for revenge, Rikimaru's primary concern while serving with the New State Army seemed to be food. Before journeying to Jowston, while in Gregminster, he ate for two days straight and had to escape from the inn during the night as he couldn't pay his bill. In fact, his favourite thing to do is to eat until he just about bursts, then spend an entire day sleeping it all off. Despite this, Rikimaru was still a skilled warrior, serving as an infantry captain for the New State Army.
Following the Dunan Unification War, Rikimaru headed north, still in search of the object of his revenge.
|Help Rikimaru outside the Ryube Village inn then agree to pay for his meal (3,000 potch) and he will join you. If you miss him in Ryube, you can do try again in Coronet Town.|
|Protects||This character does not protect anyone|
|Protected By||This character is not protected by anyone|
|1||' w/ This character has no Unite attack|
|Rune||No rune attached|
|Right Hand||Level 1|
|Left Hand||Never available|
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Genso Suikoden Card Stories
Identity of Rikimaru
The name "Rikimaru" seems to be a yōmyō, a child naming convention that was once common in Japan. As Rikimaru is not a child, the name would appear to be an alias. His name, when broken down, would mean "Dear Riki (Ricky)". This, along with Richmond's stating of his hometown has led some to believe that Rikimaru is, or is avenging, or has some other connection to, an unnamed member of the Silverberg family.
Suikoden II artwork by Ishikawa Fumi
Genso Suikoden Card Stories artwork by Suzuki Rika
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 301