Snowe Vingerhut

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Snowe Vingerhut

スノウ・フィンガーフート Sunō Fingāfūto

108 Stars Tenan Star
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 19 (Suikoden IV)
21 (Suikoden Tactics)
Birth Year SY 289
Height 175cm (5'9") (Suikoden IV)
From Razril
Family Vincent Vingerhut (father)
Voice Taniyama Kishō (Suikoden IV)

Snowe Vingerhut (スノウ・フィンガーフート, Sunō Fingāfūto) is a major character in Suikoden IV who also appears in Suikoden Tactics. Snowe is the spoilt but generally well-intentioned son of Vincent Vingerhut, lord of Razril.


I still dream about the days when we were trainees. Oh, the memories... I miss those days.

—  Snowe
Oh, like I was gonna use any other picture.

Snowe was the only son of Vincent Vingerhut, lord of the Gaien island of Razril. At an early age, the household adopted an orphan to be Snowe's caretaker and the two would become childhood friends, almost brothers, despite the inherent inequality in their relationship.

Growing up with a lavish and spoiled lifestyle, Snowe did not grow into a bad person, necessarily, but had an inflated sense of pride which did not always go together well with his timid nature and lack of dependableness in times of crisis.

He attended the Knights of Gaien academy with his friends and graduated peacefully enough. However, his mishandling of his first mission; escorting an Orark Maritime Trade ship which came under attack by the pirate Brandeau led to Commander Glen inheriting the Rune of Punishment. When Snowe later saw Glen die after using the rune, he accused his childhood friend of being responsible in his testimony, resulting in Katarina's expulsion of the hero from Razril.

It's probably that whole lifetime of poor choices thing you've got going on.

Following this, Lord Vingerhut ensured that Snowe would succeed Glen as commander of the knights, regardless of his inexperience. In an attempt to foster peace, he would swiftly surrender Razril to the Kooluk Empire and cooperate with Graham Cray's hunt for the Rune of Punishment. However, the anger of Razril's citizens meant that he was unable to return to the port after leaving to attack a pirate band (in actuality the Headquarters Ship under the command of his old friend).

With his position lost for good with the liberation of Razril by the Allied Forces, Snowe turned to piracy and ended up leading an attack on his old friends in an attempt at revenge for the slights he felt he suffered. Easily repelled, his small measure of authority would not last long and he was eventually abandoned at sea by his pirate associates.

Eventually, the Headquarters Ship came across Snowe, adrift at sea and took him aboard. Finally humbled by both his experiences and his friends continued attempts to reach out to him, Snowe accepted their forgiveness and fought alongside his comrades once more for the remainder of the war.

Eh, it's a living.

Following the war, having grown greatly as a person, he asked forgiveness from the people of Razril for his actions. Allowed to return, he would live in Razril not as an aristocrat but as a normal citizen. Now a calmer, more humble young man, Snowe would help Razril by routinely patrolling for Furball infestations.

Snowe would join Kyril's group traveling to Kooluk to investigate Rune Cannons at the request of his old friend.



Snowe adrift portrait (Suikoden IV).png Following the For Obel's Freedom naval battle and before entering the Headquarters Ship War Room, talk to the man on Mordo Island when you have 107 Stars recruited (that is, all stars save for Snowe). After this, sail west from Mordo until a cutscene begins. You can then ask Snowe to join you.


Snowe's last name, Vingerhut, stems from the German word Fingerhut. It can either mean thimble or Digitalis, a genus of plants of which many are toxic.



  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 433, 529
Suikoden IV
Characters - Enemies - Locations - Runes
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IVAkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinholdRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIIShiramineSigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
108 Stars (Support) AdrienneAgnesBangBasilBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenor SilverbergEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseMaoManuMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRakgiRamadaReneRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Other playable characters BrandeauColtonCray's sonElven ElderFog Ship GuideGlen CottGovernorGraham CrayLeknaatNa-Nal Island ChiefQueen of ObelRakgi's fatherRominaSchtolteheim Reinbach IITroyVincent Vingerhut
Dukedom of GaienIsland NationsKooluk Empire
Island Nations Deserted IslandDonut IslandEl-Eal FortressFog ShipHermitage IslandIluya IslandLime Shelf IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportMordo IslandMountain Mass IslandNa-Nal Island (Elven SettlementGreat Elven Tree) • Nay Island (Nay-Kobold SettlementStonecutter's Field) • Nest of PiratesRazril
Events Island Liberation War (First EngagementPirate BrandeauRetributionPirate DarioDefending ObelFormer FriendRegaining RazrilBattle Once MoreFor Obel's FreedomMysterious FleetFinal Engagement) • Man-Hunting Incident
Races ElfHumanMermaidNay-Kobold
True Runes Rune of Life and DeathRune of Punishment
Terms Allied ForcesCray Trading CompanyElven RemedyHeadquarters ShipIsland Nations FederationKnights of GaienOrark Maritime TradeRune Cannon
Suikoden Tactics
Party characters Andarc BergmanBlue MercenaryBrandeauBuskCoopCorseliaEdgarKyrilLalacleMercenary LeaderOrnelaPeckRed MercenaryRogetSenecaSimeonWalterYellow Mercenary
Suikoden IV party characters Hero IVAkaghiAmeriaAxelCarrieCedricChampoCharlemagneDarioEmaEugeneFlareFredericaGaryGretchenHerveyJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaLino En KuldesMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulNalleoNoahPabloPaulaRachelReinholdReneRitaSelmaSchtolteheim Reinbach IIISigurdSnowe VingerhutTalTrishtanWendelYu
Non-player characters AdrienneHeinzIskasJuliusMartinMirandaNohlRalphSchtolteheim Reinbach IISetsuSteeleYohn
Island Nations FederationKooluk Empire
Island Nations Federation Deserted IslandHermitage IslandIluya IslandKingdom of Obel (Obel Royal PalaceRuins of Obel) • MiddleportNa-Nal IslandNay IslandNest of PiratesRazril
Kooluk Empire Caleron Laboratory (Caleron) • Collanbal RuinsEl-Eal FortressHarunaGraskaMersetoMido ShallowsSecret Patriarchal FacilitySmall Border VillageTerana PlainsXasta Grassland
Terms Dukedom of GaienElvesEvil EyeHumansImperial FactionIsland Liberation WarIsland NationsIsland Nations FederationKooluk EmpireMan-Hunting IncidentNay-KoboldsPatriarchal FactionRune CannonScarlet Moon Empire