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Vincent de Boule

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Vincent de Boule

ヴァンサン・ド・ブール Vansan do Būru

108 Stars Chichin Star
Vincent de Boule (Suikoden).png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male/Unknown
Race Human
Age 31 (Suikoden)
34 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 427
From Gregminster, Toran Republic
Appearances

Vincent de Boule (ヴァンサン・ド・ブール, Vansan do Būru) is a character in Suikoden and Suikoden II who also makes a cameo in Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2. Vincent is an aristocrat prone to fanciful claims although his noble standing is called into question by some.

Profile

Appearance

Vincent de Boule Suikoden II bust.png

Vincent de Boule is a pale, slender man clad in an elaborate outfit befitting his nobility. In Suikoden, he wears a green tunic, embroidered with gold, with white underclothes. He also wears a red cape, white ruffle and knee-high green, gold embroidered boots.

In Suikoden II, his outfit is even more extravagant. His green outfit now consisting of puff shoulders, green and silver striped pantaloons, a large red ribbon around the waist and golden ribbons and bows tied around his white leggings and green shoes. He also wore a half-cape, emblazoned with a rose, over his right arm.

Personality

The 'Rose Brooch' is just a trinket but our friendship is what is truly precious, non?

—  Vincent de Boule
Vincent (second from the right) enjoys tea with Milich, Simone and Esmeralda.

Vincent always carried himself with poise and was rarely seen without a rose in his hand. His eccentric tone gave him a generally elusive air. Some of his actions during the Gate Rune War, such as his running out on bills and imprisonment led some to believe he was a fraudulent or self-proclaimed noble but both his inheritance and the investigations of Richmond would confirm that prior to the collapse of the Scarlet Moon Empire, he was indeed a nobleman of the state.

As a nobleman of the Scarlet Moon Empire, he was very much a soul mate of other aristocratic-inclined individuals such as Simone Verdricci, Milich Oppenheimer and Esmeralda and often took tea and chatted with them. However, it was not only people similar in manners to him who Vincent could consider a soul mate. As well as declaring McDohl a dear friend for rescuing him during the Gate Rune War, he would later consider the leader of the New State Army his bosom friend, for aiding Simone during the Dunan Unification War.

Although it may seem like Vincent dispensed this title freely, he did not, in fact, devote himself lightly. He merely had several close friends whom he held a sincere respect for. His faith in such true friends, therefore, is not shaken easily and he is sure not to betray such friendships.

During the Gate Rune War, he would spend much of his time with Milich and Esmeralda, the atmosphere for their time together completely removed from the stresses of war. During the Dunan Unification War, he would spend his time with Simone.

History

What I'm trying to tell you is that you have the honor of being owed money by me for a little while.

—  Vincent de Boule
Vincent was first encountered in Antei, trying to charm his way out of paying for his meal.

Vincent de Boule was a member of the Scarlet Moon Empire aristocracy. He was very much a natural noble, enjoying poetic conversations, hosting elegant tea parties and always making sure to be at the cutting edge of aristocratic fashion.

During the Gate Rune War, he first encountered the Toran Liberation Army in Antei, where he skipped out on a meal due to a claimed lack of money. He would encounter the group again at the entrance to the Dragon's Den, where he showed them a secret entrance to the guarded cave. He would later be imprisoned in Moravia and when rescued he would immediately join the Toran Liberation Army, discarding his noble status and joyfully embracing its leader as a true friend.

Although a noble, he lost his title after the Gate Rune War, when the new Toran Republic abolished the Scarlet Moon nobility. Vincent was still entitled to return home and receive his inheritance, however. After that, he would use his funds to study abroad, travelling around the world. A month before arriving in the City-State of Jowston, he would meet and become swift friends with Simone Verdricci.

In Radat Town, Vincent searched for his dear friend, Simone.

As the Dunan Unification War raged, he would join the New State Army after hearing how its leader had helped Simone recover the Rose Brooch Vincent had given him, although he would gently admonish Simone for thinking their friendship could be broken so easily by a lost trinket.

Following the war, he intended to continue his studies in the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia. Along the way, he would stop to enjoy himself with his aristocratic friends. Nash Latkje would find himself in the middle of one of these tea parties unexpectedly, thanks to a mishap from Viki, although the intrusion did little to upset the civilised atmosphere.

Some time later, around the year 469, Vincent would hold a beauty contest where he would award Augustine Nabor with a Rose Brooch and the two gentlemen became "dear friends".

Gameplay

Suikoden

Recruitment

Recruiting
Vincent de Boule (portrait).png Following the rescue of Viktor and Warren return to the jail-cell on the top floor of Moravia and talk to Vincent inside the cell.

War

Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Narcists Charge 5 10 1


Suikoden II

Recruitment

Recruiting
Vincent de Boule (Suikoden II portrait).png Once your castle is at Level 4, talk to Vincent in the southwestern corner of Radat Town's sluice gate with Simone in your party.
Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
49 Unknown M S N 3 No

Battle bonds

Good Will
Protects Simone
Protected by Simone
Unites
1 Narcissus Attack w/ Simone

Equipment

Starting Equipment
Head Feathered Hat
Body Scale Mail
Shield Mangosh
Other Rose Brooch Lock.png
Potato Pudding 6
Blue Ribbon
Equipment Type
Head Cap
Body Light armour
Shield Shield
Accessory Narcissist

Runes

Elemental Affinities
Fire Water Earth
D E D
Lightning Wind Holy
F D D
Darkness Gate ???
D E 3
Rune Slots
Head Never available
Right Hand Level 1/Wind Rune
Left Hand Never available
 
Weapon Available

Stats

Stat Grades
HP STR MAGIC
E E F
PROT M DEF TECH
F C C
SPEED LUCK
E F
Stat Growth Rate
LVL HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF TECH SPEED LUCK
1 20 12 12 12 13 13 12 12
20 170 60 51 51 75 75 60 51
60 290 94 80 80 119 119 94 80
90 410 128 108 108 163 163 128 108

Weapon

Weapon Ranks
Lvl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ATK 5 7 9 12 15 27 35 42 50 59 67 90 102 120 138 150
Name Enchante Savat Felicitation
W Type W Level Range
One-handed sword 10 S

Genso Suikoden Card Stories

Vincent 035
Vincent (Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1).png
Card Info
Expansion Starter Box & Booster Pack Vol.1
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Vincent 288
Vincent (Premium Pack).png
Card Info
Expansion Premium Pack
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Vincent CS2-159
Vincent (CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2).png
Card Info
Expansion CS2 Booster Pack Vol.2
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here
Vincent CS2-425/R035
Vincent (To the Promised Land).png
Card Info
Expansion To the Promised Land
ATK 3
MIL 0
CON 0
Full Data Available Here

Name and Weapon

Vincent is a male name derived from Vincentius (from the present participle of the Latin verb vincere, "to conquer or win"). His Japanese name does not use the standard katakana for Vincent (ヴィンセント, Vuinsento) instead using Vansan (ヴァンサン). This is presumably to emphasise the French accented nature of his name. Boule, meanwhile, is the French word for ball or bowl, and as a surname would have historically been used by people involved in the manufacturing of the same. Finally, "de" is a particle preceding a nom de terre in many French noble families.

In battle, Vincent wields a rapier named "Enchante" (アンシャンテ, Anshante), a French term meaning "nice to meet you" or more literally, "enchanted". The correct transcription would be enchanté, with an accent on the last e. This upgrades to "Savat" (サ・ヴァ, Sa Vua), a erroneous localisation of the French word "Ça va", meaning "it goes", usually used as "(Comment) ça va", meaning "How's it going/How are you?" and as a response meaning "I'm ok.". Its final upgrade is "Felicitation" (フェリシタシオン, Ferishitashion), a form of congratulations and expression of good wishes.

Music

Theme of Narcissism Again
Kasios performance sprite.png

Vincent's theme is the song "Theme of Narcissism". He shares this theme with Milich Oppenheimer and Esmeralda. The song is heard when first encountering Vincent in Antei, again when interacting with him at the Dragon's Den, and finally when recruiting him in Moravia.

Following recruitment, the song will play whenever the player speaks to Vincent at Toran Castle and will continue playing until the player either returns to the center of the castle or speaks with Kasios. It is song 28 on disc 1 of the official Genso Suikoden Original Game Soundtrack.

In Suikoden II, the song is remixed as "Theme of Narcissism Again". He shares this theme with fellow narcissist Simone Verdricci. It is song 4 on disc 2 of box 1 of the Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Vincent's best performance in the annual Gensosenkyo fan poll is a tie for 51st in 2018. He did not place at all in 2017 or 2019.

References

  1. Genso Suikoden II 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-88317-769-6), page 101
  2. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 31
  3. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 32
  4. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 25, 129, 245, 287
Suikoden
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
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
Locations
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
Lore
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 ConclusionsBinocularsBlueprintCliftCopper AxeDragon King SwordEarringsFake ordersFinal BattleFire SpearGreat ContractHikusaakKarakKilauea ShulenKirinjiLake ToranMathiu's letterMoonlight weedPrakkProdigyQlon (priest)RokkakuRunning Water RootSadhna StreamTolna CanalToran (region)Village of the Hidden Rune
Suikoden II
Characters - Enemies - Equipment - Locations - Runes
Characters
108 Stars (Battle) Hero IIAbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreed YamamotoFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorg PrimeGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphrey MintzKahn MarleyKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan-ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaSasukeSheenaShiloShinShiroSidSierra MikainSigfriedSimone VerdricciStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincent de BouleWakabaYoshino YamamotoZamza
108 Stars (Support) AdlaiAlbertoAlexAnnalleeAppleBarbaraBoris WizenConnellEmiliaFitcherGilbertGordonHansHildaHuanJeaneJessJudeKiba WindamierKlaus WindamierLebranteLeonaMarlowe CodyMaximillianPicoRauraRichmondRidley WizenShuTakiTempletonTenkouTeresa WisemailTessaiTetsuTonyYam KooYuzu
Other playable characters Hero IChucharaJowy AtreidesMakumakuMekumekuMikumikuMokumokuRulodia
City-State characters AnabelleDarellGorudoGranmeyerGustav PendragonLilly PendragonMakaiRevier
Highland characters Agares BlightBeechumCulganHan CunninghamJillia BlightLeon SilverbergLuca BlightLuciaRobert BlightRowdSara BlightSasaraiSeedSolon JheeYuber
Other non-playable characters BonaparteDaisyEllieFu Tan ChenGoetsuGremioElzaGyokuranJinkaiKageKelleyKentKoLeknaatLepantMei MiMillianMina (cat)PilikaPohlRetsoRyukiShikiShun MinSusuYuriZenith
Locations
City-State of JowstonHighland KingdomToran Republic
Greenhill Principality Erud ForestForest VillageGreenhill City (New Leaf Academy) • Greenhill Forest
Matilda Knightdom Highway VillageMt. RakuteiRockaxe (Rockaxe Castle)
Muse Principality Coronet TownMercenary FortressMuse City (Jowston Hill) • North Sparrow PassRyube VillageToto 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
Toran Republic Banner ForestBanner MountainsBanner PassBanner VillageGregminster (Gregminster PalaceScarlet Moon Inn) • Rokkaku
Lore
Events Dragon PlanDunan Unification War (Battle of RockaxeBattle of L'RenouilleThe Last Battle)
Races HumanElfFlying squirrelGriffinKoboldWinged HordeUnicorn
True Runes Beast RuneBlack Sword RuneBright Shield RuneEight Section RuneMoon RuneNight RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Black Dragon GroupBlue Drop RuneBlue Moon VillageBorder GuardCircle RuneDunan (region)Dunan MonarchyDunan RepublicDunan RiverFire SpearFree Knights of CamaroGolden Bird Holy Flower Dragon Tooth Glory PunchGordon's MercentileGreenhill PrincipalityHigheastHighland ArmyHikusaakHoly Kingdom of HarmoniaKage (group)KanakanKarakas DesertKaraya ClanKeepers of the FlameLake DunanListening CrystalMatilda KnightdomMatilda KnightsMoon Bird RecipeMuse PrincipalityNameless LandsNerekNew State ArmyQueendom of FalenaRoundia HaiaScarlet Moon EmpireSindarinSouth Window PrincipalityTinto PrincipalityTwo River PrincipalityUnicorn BrigadeZexen Federation
Genso Suikogaiden Vol.2 Crystal Valley no Kettō
Characters
Key characters Nash LatkjeCamusDominguezEilieFutchJowy AtreidesJulie LatkjeLena SuphinaMegMiklotovMillieRinaVikiZaj Quiroz
Other characters Hero IHero IIAbizboahAishaAnitaAppleBargeBolganBrightButzChucharaCladClantEsmeraldaGadgetGijimuGilbertHikusaakHumphrey MintzJonahJowy AtreidesKasumiKilleyKoyuLo WenLorelaiMakiMilich OppenheimerNanamiOulanRulodiaSasaraiSheenaSimone VerdricciStellaTedTonyValeriaVandamViki (child)Vincent de BouleWangYuzu
Locations
GrasslandHoly Kingdom of Harmonia
Locations Caleria (Caleria Fortress) • Crystal Valley (Klotzeo ChurchOne Temple) • Marid VillageMilit Village
Lore
Events Dunan Unification WarFestival of Hooves and Reed Pipes
Races HumanElfKobold
True Runes Black Sword RuneBright Shield RuneRune of BeginningRune of Life and Death
Terms Howling Voice GuildKronia PowderSanadiaSouthern Frontier Defense ForceTal GrundTwin Snake Sword Großer FlussZodiac Tower