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Sydonia

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Sydonia

シドニア Shidonia

108 Stars Tenkoku Star
Sydonia.png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 22 (Suikoden)
Birth Year SY 436
Appearances

Sydonia (シドニア, Shidonia) is a supporting character in Suikoden. Sydonia is a bandit of few words with a unique teleportation ability.

History

Affable fellow. Anyway, that there is Marksman Sydonia.

—  Varkas

Sydonia was raised as a spectacle in a traveling show, lured away from his parents as a child, due to his unique teleport powers. He could teleport short distances by concentrating on his left hand.

One day, that group would be raided by Guin's bandits. Initially distrustful, he began to open up to Varkas who ensured his safety in captivity, even having his collar removed by Lee. He disliked his name being used as it was also the word used to activate the magical shock collar that kept him in check, when the person speaking it held a ring magically connected to the collar.

When he learned that the acrimony between Varkas and Guin had spilled over into physical confrontations, he offered to teleport to Guin at night and stab him to death. Varkas would dismiss the idea, not wanting Guin to die, and also not wanting to use Sydonia's power as a tool.

When Guin poisoned Varkas and then tried to murder him, Sydonia would use his teleportation to stop Guin from reaching his blade. Varkas would strike down Guin, and Sydonia and Lee would have Hodai cure Varkas. Since then, he has worked under Varkas in the group, as his second-in-command.

Couldn't you teleport and then untie Varkas?

Sydonia's teleporting has earned him the title of "Marksman Sydonia." The bandits would attack Scarlet Moon Empire officials around the area of Rockland. He is extremely taciturn, with Varkas being the only person he is willing to communicate at any length with.

Sydonia and Varkas were captured by the son of Teo McDohl on the orders of Kanaan. When the Imperial Guard left Rockland, Sydonia and Varkas were strung up and left to starve to death. Although eventually rescued by the same group who had captured them, Sydonia apparently could have teleported away at any time but chose not to escape alone. Later, after the Toran Liberation Army acquired Toran Castle, Sydonia and Varkas joined the group.

Following the end of the Gate Rune War, Sydonia was invited to join the Toran Republic Border Guard by Varkas, but Sydonia simply disappeared.

Gameplay

Enemy

Main article: Sydonia (enemy)

Sydonia is fought in Suikoden as part of the game's second boss battle. He fights the party alongside Varkas. As Varkas is slightly more durable than his comrade, it is best to defeat Sydonia first, to reduce the enemy's number of actions.

Recruitment

Recruiting
Sydonia (Suikoden portrait).png Joins automatically at Toran Castle following plot events in Kouan.
Level Gender Range
14 Male L

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects This character does not protect anyone
Protected by This character is not protected by anyone
Co-op Attacks
1 Bandit Attack w/ Varkas

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Bandanna
Body Leather Coat
Shield Can't equip
Other --
Rune No rune attached
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Kenpo
Shield Can't equip
Accessory Male

Stats

Stat Grades
HP PWR SKL
E E C
DEF SPD MGC
F C F
LUK
G
Stat Growth Rate
LV HP PWR SKL DEF SPD MGC LUK
1 20 12 13 12 13 12 11
20 150 60 75 51 75 51 43
60 530 128 163 108 163 108 88
90 700 150 190 130 190 130 110

War

Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Bandits Charge 120 12 4

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 6 8 11 20 25 31 35 39 45 69 78 89 99 113 128 150
Name Ruisui Ryuseisui Mikagetsusui
W Type W Level Element
Dart 6 Wind

Trivia

  • In the English version of Suikoden, Sydonia's ending simply says "Disappears.", but his ending in the Japanese version lists that he was asked to join the Toran Republic Border Guards by Varkas (バルカスとともに共和軍に誘われるが、いつしか姿を消す).
  • Sydonia may be an in-name only reference to the demon Asmodeus, as his name is very close to "Sydonai", a Romanian word name for the demon.
  • Sydonia is the only character in Suikoden that teleports when attacking.
  • Sydonia shares the same battle sprite as Quincy; their sprite is a simple pallet swap with minor differences.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden Short Story Collection 1 (ISBN 4-8402-1494-8), pages 177-218
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 129
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 59, 78
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Lore
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