Older, intelligent member of the Toran Liberation Army
サンチェス, Sanchesu
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 46 (Suikoden)
Birth Year SY 412
Appears in

Sanchez (サンチェス, Sanchesu) is a supporting character in Suikoden. A spy for the Scarlet Moon Empire, Sanchez remained undetected for much of the Gate Rune War.


At my age, it's difficult to change one's way of life.

—  Sanchez

Sanchez is an analytical financial officer who served the Rugner family during the War of Succession. In the years following the Succession War, Sanchez joined during the Toran Liberation Army in its infancy, managing the Toran Liberation Army's finances while working undercover as a Scarlet Moon Empire spy. His strong memory led to him being called "Encyclopedia Brain Sanchez."

At the beginning of the Gate Rune War, Sanchez betrayed the location of the Liberation Army's hideout in Lenankamp, leading to an attack by the Scarlet Moon Empire on the headquarters that resulted in the death of Odessa Silverberg. Though Sanchez felt pained by this, he continued his role as a spy, reuniting with the other members of the Toran Liberation Army who survived.

Prime boomer move by Sanchez.

As the Gate Rune War progressed, Sanchez began to feel torn between the two sides although he would eventually decide to maintain his loyalty to the Empire. After the defeat of Sonya Shulen at the Battle at Floating Fortress Shasarazade, Sanchez waited until the Liberation Army leader had entered the fortress. Sanchez seized the opportunity, stabbing Mathiu before setting the fortress ablaze with his comrades trapped inside.

Flik almost executed Sanchez for the deed until Mathiu asked for the sentence to be postponed so as to avoid impacting Liberation Army morale. Forced to act as if nothing had happened, Sanchez continued his duties for the remainder of the war.

Following the end of the war and the foundation of the Toran Republic, President Lepant would privately pardon Sanchez. This was done out of concern that news of Sanchez's betrayal would shake the foundations of the fledgling republic. Lepant forced Sanchez to swear that he would never work with or associate with any officials of the Toran Republic. Abiding by the terms of his pardon, Sanchez entered Qlon Temple in Lorimar.

Game info


Sanchez (Suikoden portrait).png Recruited automatically following story events at Pannu Yakuta Castle.


  1. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.3 (ISBN 4-88317-840-4), page 138
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 121
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 57
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Items - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IAlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphrey MintzJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasim HazilKasumiKesslerKimberlyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnie BellRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonya ShulenStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarValeriaVarkasViktorWarrenYam Koo
108 Stars (Support) AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJeaneJoshua LevenheitKasiosKun ToLedonLeon SilverbergMarcoMarieMathiu SilverbergMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVikiVincent de BouleWindowZen
Other playable characters Odessa SilverbergTed
Non-player characters Ain GideBarbarosa RugnerBlackChief of the DwarvesChief of the ElvesClaudiaGeil RugnerGradyHanzoKanaanKraze MilesLeknaatMina (cat)MinisterNeclordRoshSanchezStar Dragon SwordTeo McDohlThrashVillage ChiefWindyYuberZorak
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 MountainsKalekkaKirovRokkakuSecret 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)RokkakuSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune