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    GENSO SUIKODEN 2 for Playsytation
    BY JL LEE <jl98@pacific.net.sg>
    updated on 24-10-99
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    and I'm NOT going to allow any more of this copyright violations to 
    carry on any longer. Genso Suikoden 2, Suikoden 2, related products and 
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    Entertainment Tokyo, and this document is under the Copyright of Lee 
    Jin Lai. 
    Remember this well, you sick ones!
    Oh yeah, this Character Synopsis is based on my own biased views. If 
    you feel diffently we can argue until the world explodes and still 
    there is no conclusion. Just tell me how you feel and I'll try to see 
    if you're correct, 'k?
            I have received many e-mails regarding the characters, and on 
    who to bring, what Runes to equip on etc. so I made up this character 
    synopsis for everyone to choose and pick for themselves. Everyone has 
    his/her favourites, so I'm not going to impose on you who to use in the 
    battle against Luca or the last dungeon. Without further ado let's 
    begin the detailed 119-character synopsis!!
    1.   Hero - Fighter, Map
     Nuff said. The only compulsary character in the entire game. Is there 
     a way to kick him out of the party? Great all-round stats, and the 
     healing spells from the Bright Shield rune just makes him the perfect 
     attacker and healer. When he gets the second slot on his left hand, 
     you can attach a Fury Rune if you were lucky in Muse, or a Double-
     Beat Rune. Embed the Friendship Rune on his weapon, and you have an 
     unbeatable juggernaut on your hands.
    2.   Barbara - Castle: Storehouse
     Not much to say except that you won't have access to your stores once 
     you lose the Mercenery Fortress, until you regain it after driving off 
     Solon Jhee. One thing to note, she can only store up to 60 items.
    3.   Leona - Castle: Bar
     Sexy and businesslike, she is the one who changes your party members, 
     giving you the chance to recruit free characters BEFORE going to 
     report to Shu.
    4.   GenGen - Fighter
     One of your first members, he is moderately strong, but slow. 
     Unfortunately you won't be using much of him after clearing the Sindar 
     Ruins as he will be overshadowed by others once you get your castle.
    5.   MukuMuku - Fighter
     Muuu......^_^* One big plus point, you can use him when escaping from 
     Kyaro. That's about it. Crappy defense, crappy hit rate. Pray that you 
     don't get him when the Mercenery Fortress falls.
    6.   Nanami - Fighter, Map
     She's noteworthy as the Hero's elder sister, and is in the active 
     party A LOT. She's fast, but a little on the weaker side. Her defense 
     is low, but her high skill and evade makes up for that. Give her a 
     Double-Beat Rune and watch her go 'whack, whack'!! Give her a Balance 
     Rune and lay all enemies flat with the Family Attack!!! 
    7.   Rikimaru - Fighter
     Slow and strong. This describes many of the characters here, but none, 
     save Pesmerga and a few others, can be slower than him. He's good when 
     fighting in the Sindar Ruins though, but watch out, he won't last long 
     due to his low defense......
    8.   Kinnison - Fighter
     He's useful only if Shiro is around. If not, don't even bother. Their 
     combination attack is the only reason why some use him. His attack is 
     really weak, and the same goes for his defense, and his skill level is 
     nowhere among the top.
    9.   Shiro - Fighter
     VERY fast, moderate attack, great skill, crap defense. Add the fact 
     that most enemies mear the end can withstand a round of bashing, and 
     that it is S range, means that it will be forgotten very fast. His 
     combination attack with Kinnison is very good though, and that may be 
     a saving grace for him and his master.
    10.  Millie - Fighter
     She's one of the dark horses that some like to use at times. First 
     off, she comes with the rare Blue Ribbon, which makes her quite immune 
     to long-range attacks. She is also one of the first people to be able 
     to equip a rune on her head, which means that she is sometimes the 
     first choice to attach the Blue Gate Rune. Her attack is weak though, 
     so is her speed, but her moderate magic sorta helps her out.
    11.  Zamza - Fighter
     If not for his vainess, and that fact that he cannot wear decent 
     armor, I might be tempted to use him, but his Fire Dragon has a side 
     effect that is just plain annoying, especially when fighting against 
     bosses. Other than that hs is plainly average.
    12.  Hanna - Fighter
     Strong and slow, but makes a good team with Oulan. She also comes with 
     the ability to equip a shield, which increases her defense by leaps 
     and bounds later on in the game. Add a Killer Rune, and she can be a 
     worthy contender for a regular place. 
    13.  Apple - Map, Castle: Map unit changing
     The first of the returning characters this time actually is useful. 
     Talk to her to edit your battle groups, and NEVER let her choose.
    14.  Tsai - Fighter, Map
     His attack is low, speed is low, defense is crap, but surprisingly 
     high skill if you take the time to train him up. Works best with his 
     daughter, otherwise he needs the Unicorn Rune to do any significant 
     damage to anyone. His Fire Spears in the map battles is another thing 
    15.  Tuta - Fighter, Map
     Honestly, I never used him except when he joined up to get flour in 
     the beginning. He comes with a Medicine Rune though, which may come in 
     useful in long dungeons, but his crappy attack really kills any 
     intrest in using him. Same thing for the Map battles. Using him in 
     your group will only mean that you are wasting a space meant for 
    16.  Anita - Fighter
     She's strong. Very strong. Coupled with the stats of a strong fighter 
     is her Falcon Rune, which despite having a miss rate, makes her one of 
     the strongest characters in the first part of the story. If you get 
     Valeria she becomes even more effective with their Rival Attack. Give 
     her a Gale Rune when she can equip one more, and watch her fly!!
    17.  Gilbert - Map
     He is there to act as another group leader of your map battles, that's 
     all. Is there anything else to add?
    18.  Rina - Fighter
     One of the first few people to join up, she is a tried and tested card 
     thrower. That's not all, her magic skills, although not really top-
     class, is pretty good. Plus the fact that she can attack from long 
     range makes her one of the most oft-used magicians. She starts out 
     with the Fire Rune which I never took out until I got the Rage Rune. 
     And the fact that she is one of the fastest magicians just adds to her 
     already impressive list. Try out and see.
    19.  Eilie - Fighter
     Rina's younger sister, who is much, MUCH faster, and also a long range 
     attacker. An above average all-rounder whose magic stat is impressive. 
     Best used as a healer and support. Gice her a Kite Rune and she can go 
     ballistic, although not to the piont of being to kill off anyone in 
     one hit. If both of the sisters have Kite Runes......
    20.  Bolgan - Fighter
     The third and last of the circus troupe, Bolgan packs a mean punch. 
     Unfortunately he loses out in the frontline as his Rune makes him 
     unbalanced all the time. Great combination attack to take out the 
     first boss though. Other than that......
    21.  Viktor - Fighter, Map
     What should I say? Viktor is here because of Neclord, that's all. He's 
     one of the slowest characters unless you give him a Gale Rune, his 
     defense especially magic defense is crap, the only factors going for 
     him is that the Cross Attack is devestating, and that his personality 
     draws people to use him. Luckily he's not compulsary in the final 
    22.  Flik - Fighter, Map
     Ahhh, Flik......crap magic, but moderate speed and high attack, plus 
     he's the favourite character of many people, makes him one of the most 
     popular. I would have forgotten about him if not for his Lightning 
     Rune and the Cross Attack......
    23.  Freed Y. - Fighter, Map
     He's compulsary in two periods of time, and other than that, there's 
     no reason to use him. Low attack, low defense, low everything. Add the 
     fact that attaching elemental runes to weapons is suicide, well...... 
     you know the rest.
    24.  Shu - Map
     He's the strategist, that's all.
    25.  Huan - Map
     His Heal ability in the battle map is quite useful. Place him in one 
     of the groups that will never make it to the front line in time to 
     catch up with the cavalry and use that group as a long distance 
    26.  Luc - Fighter, Map
     He's pretty fast, has GREAT magic, but beyond that, is CRAP. Add the 
     fact that his fighting ability is negligible makes him one of the 
     harder characters to use in dungeons. But when it comes to bosses he 
     can really deal tons of damage with his Wind Rune. Forget the Pixie 
     Rune. It can deal only minimal damage, and in the later parts of the 
     game, he is really useless unless he uses his magic, which isn't 
     really a lot.
    26.  Richmond - Castle: Investigator
     He's there to help you get characters as well as give information on 
     all living characters that you have recruited. For a price of course.
    27.  Alex - Castle: Item shop
     The items sold in his shop will increase once you visit other shops. 
     Note that Rare Finds will NOT be included unless they are sold in 
     shops as normal items.
    28.  Hilda - Castle: Inn
     You can rest there for FREE!!
    29.  Adlai - Castle: Elevator
     For the freedom of useage, use the elevator. Unless you like trekking 
     up and down staris of course.
    30.  Oulan - Fighter, Map
     She's a little slow, but her Angry Dragon more than makes up for that. 
     Give her a Fury Rune if you got it in Muse, and watch her splatter 
     enemies all over the place with her "Shoryuken!". Add Hanna to the 
     entourage and the Tackle Attack can bring most enemies down.
    31.  Yoshino - Fighter
     She is acting as a compliment to Freed Y., but isn't really helpful to 
     your cause at all. Let her wash clothes instead.
    32. Templton - Castle: Map
     Don't you hate it when Konami can spell names wrongly? He gives you 
     the Suiko map, which is VERY useful to find your coordiantes, 
     especially if you can't find Sajah Village.
    33.  Amada - Fighter
     He's average, that's all I can say......dosen't excel in any area, 
     that makes him one of the harder characters to use.
    34.  Tai Ho - Fighter, Map
     His defense lets him down, but other than that makes a pretty good 
     fighter. Too bad no combination attack. Give him a Unicorn Rune to 
     increase his effectiveness in the battles.
    35.  Yam Khoo - Map, Castle: Fishing
     You can't use him his time round :(
    36.  Clive - Fighter
     Someone with a gun, great skill, great speed, high attack, low 
     defense. That is, if you can get him in the first place. Strangely 
     enough, he can use the Kite Rune......
    37.  Taki - Castle: Gossiper
    38.  Hans - Castle: Armorer
     Same as Alex, no Rare Finds, but will sell all Armor once you have 
     opened up the dialogue box with Armorers all over the game world.
    40.  Fitcher - ??
     No comments here, he does have major roles to play though.
    41.  Ridley - Map
     Great on the map. His Critical skill comes up more often than others.
    42.  Chaco - Fighter, Map
     Fast fighter, but medium attack and low defense lets him down. On the 
     map he can let an Infantry unit fly, and that's all fot his 
    43.  Sid - Fighter
     Remove his Waking Rune and you have basicially Chaco with slighter 
     higher defense and slightly lower speed. With the Waking Rune he needs 
     to be hit first before he can become effective. 
    44.  Gabocha - Fighter.
     L range attacker, but low stats really make him a hard character to 
     use. Since your backline is more magic-based, it's hard for him to 
     find a place in your adventuring lineup.
    45.  Hai Yo - Fighter, Castle: Restaurant
     As far as I know no one uses him in battle. Leave him in your 
     restaurant instead. And see his sub-story.
    46.  Stallion - Fighter
     His main use is that you can dash on the world map. Once you get the 
     Blinking Mirror you can let him run circles in your castle. 
    47.  Shilo - Castle: Chinchiron
     Wanna win easy money anyone? Lose even more due to high AI skill?
    48.  Tetsu - Castle: Baths
     The baths are important this time round. Stay long enough, and when 
     your characters become 'toasty' they can heal their HP when walking 
     and in battle, for a limited time. Much better than using one slot for 
     the Sunbeam Rune.
    49.  Hix - Fighter
     His speed and defense are higher than Flik's, surprisingly enough. But 
     in return his attack is lower, but it's a good enough trade-off, given 
     the fact that if Tengaar is also in your party, they make a great 
    50.  Tengaar - Fighter
     She's the second-fastest magician in the game, plus the fact that she  
     is a L-ranged character makes her one of the better choices for a 
     travelling party. A Blue Ribbon cancels out her need to equip only 
     magical Robes, and with Hix in your party, they are devestating, 
     second  to the Family Attack. Give her the Mother Earth Rune and 
     Cyclone Rune and she is the best supporting character in your team. 
     Give her Rage and Thunder and she can eliminate all that stand in her 
     way. One who will give Rina or Eilie a run for their money.
    51.  Meg - Fighter
     Meg is SUPPOSED to be a magician , but really excels in neither magic 
     nor fighting. Her only saving grace is her Trick Rune, and her 
     combination attack with Gadget. Best used as supporting character.
    52.  Gadget - Fighter
     Good when Meg is around, CRAP if she's not. Nuff said.
    53.  Wakaba - FIghter
     Good attack, good speed, crap defence. And the fact that she stands in 
     the front row dosn't help her resume one bit. AND she has to be in 
     Critical condition before her White Tiger Rune is anywhere strong 
     enough to take out end-game enemies. Sigh......
    54.  Tony - Castle: Garden
     Whack-a-mole anyone?
    55.  Emilia - Castle: Library
     Give her all your Old Books. Let them gather dust in the library.
    56.  Jeane - Castle: Runeshop
     Same as the shops, no Rare Finds, only those that were sold before.
    57.  Yuzu - Castle: Farm
     No major role to play here. Give her all the farm animals you find.
    58.  Teresa - Map
     She has Bombard ability, but like all Archer units, low hit 
    59.  Shin - Fighter, Map
     Great attack, but on the other hand low speed. Your choice, but a Gale 
     Rune really helps to cancel the difference.
    60.  Nina - Fighter
     You must see her Groupie Attack once. It's so funny! Other than that 
     she makes one hellava good misser. 
    61.  Viki - Fighter, Castle: Teleport
     She has the highset Luck in the Stars, and that definately helps out 
     when casting her Blink Rune. But if she's in your party you will not 
     be able to teleport, so why use her? let her fumble with her 
     teleporting instead.
    UPDATE: She CAN teleport if she's in your party. Just walk over to the 
            spot where she's supposed to stand and she will teleport the 
            party. Kudos to Kevin Packard for that.
    62.  Humphrey - Fighter, Map
     The slowest of them all, Humphrey is one BIG ROCK when it comes to 
     fighting. Give him a Gale Rune if you wish to use him. His ultra-high 
     defense even cancels out Luca's triple sword thrust!! AND his sttack 
     is high, abelit medium skill.
    63.  Futch - Fighter
     Well, he's quite fast, medium attack, average defense. Basicaially an 
     all-round attacker. Will do quite well if given the Unicorn Rune and 
     Double-Beat or Killer Rune.
    64.  Miklotov - Fighter, Map
     Miklo-tofu to some, he's an above-average fighter. If not for the fact 
     that there are about 30-odd people who are fighting for the lineup he
     might do better. The Knight Rune comes in handy in boss battles, and 
     his combination attack with Camus is also quite good.
    65.  Camus - Fighter, Map
     He comes with an unremovable Rage Rune. That's the main reason why 
     some choose to use him. Unfortunately his magic is so low that it is 
     quite wasteful for him to use magic when he would do better cutting 
     monsters up. Generally faster than Miklotov, and lower defense.
    66.  Kiba - Map
     The only Star that won't survive...*sob*
    67.  Klaus - Map
     Map skills is a whopping +3 to defense!!
    68.  Lebrante - Castle: Appraisal
     At 400 potch an appraisal......better go to Greenhill.
    69.  Simone - Fighter
     Who uses this clown!? He is a L-range attacker, who throws ROSES for 
     goodness sake. Surprisingly high Level when he joins, you might decide 
     to use him as backline support with the Kite Rune......
    70.  Valeria - Fighter, Map
     Falcon Rune + Anita = Devestating Rival Duo. She quite fast as well, 
     and has decent defense to boot.
    71.  Kasumi - Fighter, Map
     Her low defense is sorta nullified by her high evade, plus the fact 
     that hse has WONDERFUL speed and great skill makes her everyone's 
     favourite. Unfortunately her attack is low, which means that you'll be 
     using her Shrike Rune most of the time, cancelling out her useful high 
     skill. And the fact that this time she can only attack from the front  
     means that you'll be healing her a lot if you decide to bring her 
    72.  Sheena - Fighter
     Strangely enough, he's quite good. Not really THAT good, but above 
     average. He can also equip 3 runes at an early stage, and that's a big 
     plus. Mould him into a type of character you wish him to compliment 
     your party with.
    73.  Lorelai - Fighter, Map
     She's L-range this time round, but that dosen't change anything. 
     Attack is still in the mid-range, and her low speed sorta makes her 
     one of the lesser-used characters.
    74.  Mondo - Fighter
     Not as fast as Kasumi, but also packs a punch. Also short range, which 
     makes him kinda hard to use along with Kasumi, all because you can 
     bring along only 5 other characters.
    75.  Sasuke - Fighter
     Lower speed and attack AND defense than either of the two ninjas, he 
     is another character who gets pushed out of the picture due to the 
     presence of better people to use.
    76.  Badeaux - Fighter
     A beastmaster who is only useful if there is a L-sized monster in your 
     team. In other words, useless unless you want to try something exotic.
    77.  Feather - Fighter
     L-sized monster which takes up 2 slots, Feather does well against 
     airborne enemies, but has crappy evade and attack. Not recommended to 
     use unless you want to see it's combination attack.
    78.  Ayda - Fighter, Map
     With Stallion, can deal a bit of damage, but not really recommended 
     because of her low attack. More useful in the Greenhill Battle Map.
    79.  Sigfried - Fighter
     Another L-sized monster that takes waaay too much space. Low attack, 
     and although its Rune is quite good, it's low magic hampers it a lot.
    80.  Gordan - Castle: Trading House
     The items in his trading house will increase as you recruit more 
    81.  Tomo - Fighter
     Works well with her father. Another one of those attacking all-
     rounders that you find, with higher speed and lower defense. Unicorn 
     Rune is the best for her.
    82.  Maximillian - Fighter, Map
     He's too old to do anything useful, and that's a fact.
    83.  Annallee - Castle: Sound Test
     Listen to her wonderful song!!
    84.  Killey - Fighter
     He has a strange effect on people, but he is actually a little above 
     average in all areas. But as usual, he tends to get bumped off during 
     story events.
    85.  Hoi - Fighter
     He has the Technique Rune, for those who are really desperate for 
     money......but he's the kind where you recruit for the sake of numbers 
    86.  Connell - Castle: Sound Change
     The epitome of cuteness......*pukes into barf bag*
    87.  Bob - Fighter
     He's wonderful once he turns wolf. Absolutely nothing, save bosses, 
     survives one round against him. Too bad you waste a turn transforming 
     and it only lasts 3 turns.
    88.  Karen - Fighter, Castle: Dancing
     She's good at dancing, that's all. Not much to say that you don't 
     really wnat to break her nails fighting.
    89.  Long Chan Chan - Fighter
     Another great fighter with crappy defense. Exactly the same as Wakaba 
     with slightly higher stats all round. Use him if you are really 
     feeling up to martial artists.
    90.  Tenkou - Castle: Window Change
     Another character to add up the numbers.
    91.  Ruara - Castle: Scroll shop
     Turns magic Runes into scrolls. Best when using Earth Crystals.
    92.  Boris - Map
     Not as good as his father was. Has Evade though.
    93.  Jess - ??
     Stupid Jess......
    94.  Hauser - Map
     Great fighting general.
    95.  Marlowe - ??
     Another one of those completely useless characters.
    96.  Kahn - FIghter
     Has the Ressurection Rune. You have to use him when fighting Neclord. 
     Other than that he can still be used, but without the Ressurection 
     Rune he isn't any better than any one of those all-rounders......
    97.  Sierra - Fighter
     She's a magician, can use death magic, but you'll probably use her for 
     bashing bosses. Best for haters of the snobbish Luc. Her magic stat is 
     actually comparable to him, but of course she loses out in the speed 
    98.  Koyu - Fighter, Map
     Typicially fast, but weak in all other areas. Give him the Gozz Rune 
     if you feel like it, but generally a forgotten character once the 
     Neclord event is over.
    99.  Gijimu - Fighter, Map
     Comes with the Double-Beat Rune, which helps out a bit. basicially a 
     stronger but slower version of Koyu.
    100. Lo Wen - Fighter, Map 
     Nothing much to say about her. Good only when doing the Bandits 
    101. Georg - Fighter, Map
     Comes at an astoishingly high level. Great fighter with decent 
     defense, and the low speed can be erased with a Gale Rune.
    102. Gantetsu - Fighter
     Comes with the Ressurection Rune. Other than that has no use unless 
     you want to see his combination attack.
    103. Abizboah - Fighter
     The third of the L-sized monsters, typicially useless unless you want 
     to get Rulodia and Chuchara.
    104. Pico - Castle: Sound Test
     Creating trouble wherever he goes......
    105. Jude - Castle: Guardian Deity
     Useful in making the Guardian Deity, other than that nothing much.
    106. Alberto - Castle: Sound Test
     The last member of the performing band.
    107. Tessei - Castle: Blacksmith
     You need him to sharpen your weapons from Lv 12 onwards.
    108. Vincent - Fighter
     He can fight!! But overall is crappy......
    109. Pesmerga - Fighter
     He can fight, but moderate strength plus low speed makes him one of 
     the harder characters to use, especially since he comes in so late in 
     the game......
    110. Genshu - Fighter
     Another hard character to use, his Swallow Rune isn't that effective 
     in killing, since he is a little slower than most.
    111. Mazus - Fighter, Map
     Crowley's rival, and has stats that nearly equal Crowley. Great when 
     fighting Lucia, but not really recommended for long dungeon treks due 
     to the fact that true magicians NEVER fight well.
    112. Jowy - Fighter, Map
     One of the best characters in the game, is quite unfortunate that you 
     can use him only for a part of the game. Is best as an attacker with 
     the Buddy Attack, which can blow most enemies away. The Black Sword 
     Rune is really effective against most monsters, and the addition that 
     he is a fighter with high magic only adds to that.
    113. Loradia - Fighter
     The fourth L-sized monster. Saving grace is it's Flowing Rune. But 
    114. Chuchara
     The last of the L-sized monsters. Again, not useful due to the fact 
     that they take up 2 slots each......
    UPDATE: With thanks to Kevin Packard, he has told me that Chuchara 
            takes up only ONE slot as it is a baby Kraken. But babies being 
            what they are, has crap stats.
    115. MakuMaku
     See MukuMuku
    116. MikuMiku
     See MakuMaku
    117. MekuMeku
     See MikuMiku
    118. MokuMoku
     See MekuMeku
    119. (A-Z)cDohl
     The BEST character in the game. His Twin Heaven Fang starts at Lv 14 
     (You DID sharpen it to Lv 16 in GS1, didn't you?) and he his Soul 
     Eater, along with his high stats can do ULTRA-HIGH damage to ALL, 
     including bosses. And his combination attack with the Hero will be the 
     one that can allow you to clear random battles without breaking a 
     sweat. The only negative point (if you can call it negative) is that 
     you have to go all the way to Gregminster to get him to join.
    That's about it. Now it's your turn to choose. PLEASE don't e-mail me 
    asking who to bring, as I can give you MANY possible combinations which 
    I have tried (successfully) to beat the final boss. It isn't that hard 
    if you try hard enough and train enough.
    Thanks for reading!!

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