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The Suikoden series is known for its large cast of characters. Seven games in the series focus on the 108 Stars, the characters recruitable by the player. There are also allies, antagonists, NPCs, historical persons, and entire casts of side-games as well as characters introduced in publications and manga.

This all adds up to a total of over 1,000 unique characters appearing in the series over the decades.

Featured Character
Genshu (ゲンシュウ, Genshuu) is a character in Suikoden II. Genshu is a wandering swordsman who lent his strength to the New State Army.

Genshu was a swordsman obsessed with swords. Genshu was born into the warrior caste in his homeland, along with his younger brother, Tesshu. Together they trained, with Genshu being judged the less talented of the two.

Diving ahead with reckless abandon in an attempt to bridge the gap, Genshu would leave his home village, following a path of increasing his strength by fighting in life-and-death duels, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.

However, an incident with a masked challenger would change Genshu's life. (more...)

108 Stars
The 108 Stars, also called Starbearers and the Stars of Destiny are a recurring feature of the Suikoden series. They are the 107 allies of the player, tied together by destiny. Though bonded by fate, not all Stars are friendly or even on the same side as the player.

Nor are the 108 Stars always static. Depending on player choice, some Stars may replace others. A table of the 108 Stars in each game can be found at the 108 Stars page.

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