Fiery officer of the Highland Army
シード, Shīdo
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 26 (S2)
Birth Year SY 435
From Highland Kingdom
Voice Morikubo Shōtarō
(Drama CD Genso Suikoden II)
Appears in

Seed (シード, Shīdo) is a supporting antagonist in Suikoden II who also appears in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 and Genso Suikoden Card Stories.

He is a general of the Highland Army who shifted his loyalties from Luca Blight to Jowy Atreides during the Dunan Unification War.



Befitting his fiery personality, Seed had medium-length red hair and amber, almost red, eyes. He wore a long white long coat, the color of Highland, with red piping throughout over white armor, including gauntlets and greaves, and black pants. He also wielded a sword in his right hand.


Yeah, an opportunity to murder though, Seed?

Seed was an impulsive officer of the Highland Army. He had a strong preference for action over strategizing which occasionally lent him to make hasty decisions. He always fought with his sword at the forefront of battle, befitting his personality. He held great confidence in his own abilities. Although he had a passion for battle, he lacked Luca Blight's ruthless love for slaughter.

Although his hot-headed nature contrasted strongly with that of Culgan, they nonetheless had a strong bond, brought about by their patriotism for the Highland Kingdom. Like Culgan, he was not from a prestigious military family and had worked his way up the ranks from a common soldier. He was said to be slightly superior to Culgan in terms of swordsmanship. It is said that Seed had a lover in Highland.

As someone who benefited from the Highland Army's extreme meritocratic ethos himself, he held no jealousy or envy over Jowy Atreides's rapid rise to prominence and pledged his allegiance freely and without ulterior motive.


It wouldn't be pleasant to be left standing on scorched earth after the war's over, would it?

— Seed
Let's give 'em the ol' razzle-dazzle!

Seed was a Highland general, often paired alongside Culgan, his contrasting comrade-in-arms. He had advanced in the Highland Army, despite his relatively young age, due to the extreme meritocracy implemented by Luca Blight.

During the Dunan Unification War, he formed part of the Highland Army offensive, serving under Solon Jhee. Aggressive, he always advocated attack over caution during the early stages of the war.

During the war, Zaj Quiroz on behalf of the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia, requested Luca Blight send men to track down Nash Latkje in Greenhill Forest. Together with Culgan, Seed was able to bring Nash down with their combination attacks but because he had been poisoned during the fight by Nash's Twin Snake Sword Großer Fluss, Culgan agreed to let Nash go in exchange for the antidote, disregarding Luca's orders.

I guess the ol' razzle-dazzle fizzle-fazzle'd...

As the war continued, Seed and Culgan came to feel that Luca Blight's continued presence would bring catastrophe to the Highland Kingdom. Thus, in Greenhill City, just after they had warned Rowd off of seeking revenge against his former subordinate, Seed pledged his sword to Jowy Atreides in order to protect Highland.

However, although Jowy would overthrow Luca and Seed would continue to serve to the best of his abilities under King Jowy's rule as commander of the 4th Highland Army, in the end Highland would fall and Seed perished alongside Culgan in L'Renouille Palace attempting to fight off the New State Army.

They both knew that the battle was decided and Highland had fallen but were nonetheless determined to protect what they believed in until the end. As he died, he held onto his joy in serving his country, having lived his life with no regrets.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
017 Seed Leader Booster Pack Vol.1
272 Seed Leader Premium Pack
CS2-141 Seed Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-277 Culgan & Seed Leader CS2 Booster Pack Vol.3
CS2-392/R017 Seed Leader Remake Booster
Non-character cards depicting this character
173 L'Renouille Incursion Mission Booster Pack Vol.1
CS2-261 L'Renouille Incursion Mission CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-614/R173 L'Renouille Incursion Mission Remake Booster




  • What would become Seed's design was initially submitted for Shin before being repurposed.


  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), pages 226, 244
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 123
  3. Genso Suikoden Genso Shinsho Vol.5 (ISBN 4-88317-884-6), pages 40-4
  4. Marugoto! Genso Suikoden Book (ISBN 978-4-7577-3673-3), Character Archive page 24
  5. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 159-60, 253
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Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
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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
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Genso Suikogaiden Vol.1 Harmonia no Kenshi
Key characters Nash LatkjeHero IICulganDominguezElzaJillia BlightJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLuca BlightNanamiSeedSierra MikainTeresa Wisemail
Other characters AdlaiAnnalleeAyanaAydaBadeauxBobCliveConnellEmiliaFlikGasparGeorg PrimeHannaHauserHixHoiJeaneJudeKahn MarleyKelleyKinnisonLeonaMaximillianMazusNinaPilikaRauraRein PenenbergRowdShiloShinStallionTempletonTengaarViktorWakabaYuriZaj Quiroz
City-State of JowstonHighland Kingdom
Locations Blue Moon VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill ForestMuse City
Events Dunan Unification War
Races HumanElfKoboldVampire
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneMoon RuneRune of Beginning
Terms Highland ArmyHowling Voice GuildTwin Snake Sword Großer Fluss
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Genso Suikoden Card Stories (Game Boy Advance)
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Locations Cave of the WindCoronet TownForest Village (Nearby Forest) • Greenhill CityKuskus TownLakewestL'RenouilleMatilda KnightdomMercenary FortressMt. RakuteiMuse CityPath to MatildaRadat TownRyube Village (North Sparrow Pass) • Sajah Village (Shinen Forest) • South Window CityTenzan PassTinto City (Tinto Mines) • Toto VillageTwo River City
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