Written in 2000, rewritten in 2019.
This is one of the oldest sections of rpg-o-mania. Back on 20th April, 2000, I wrote this set of character information, back then with most images missing and lots of spelling and grammar mistakes. I fixed some of those when readding this section in 2019, and I also removed some of the very cringy jokes the 18 year old DocOwer made. So yeah, enjoy this information, although you could easily find more comprehensive information about Suikoden somewhere else.
Hero ("Young Master")
This is the main character, playable the whole game.
The Guardian of the Hero. Will be lost at Soniere no matter what you do.
A protector, too. Sticks with you the whole way.
Another protector. If you fight smart, you can win the fight against Teo.
Rough personality, but has a big heart. He will join automatically at Marie's Inn in Gregminster.
A boatswain with a passion for dices. Talk to Camille in Kaku and then go downstairs.
Tai Ho's little brother. Joins with him.
Your strategist. Joins in Seika.
A female mercenary. Talk to her in the inn at Kaku.
After you defeated the dragon in Toran Castle, he will be a present from Leknaat.
A woman focused on gossips. Just talk to her in Seika.
Installs an elevator for you in Toran Castle. Talk to him after the castle's yours.
After you got your castle, talk to her in Seika.
Sells Items. Go to the fortress of Kwaba after you got Toran Castle.
A warehouse keeper. He is in a room in Lepant's house.
Joins after you gave him back his stolen sword.
Lepants wife, joins with him.
Lepants servant, joins with him.
A thief to the boots. Joins after you got Lepant's sword.
In Lepant's house. Just talk to him when you see him.
Blacksmith, lives in Great Forest (human side).
Thief of Mt. Seifu. Joins after you got Lepant.
Joins with Lepant.
He lies on the harbor of Toran Castle after the feast.
Go where you got Tai-Ho and win more than 5000 Bits from him.
Joins automatically when you're heading for the Elves' Village.
Traitor from the empire. Joins in the prison of the Elves' Village.
Blacksmith in Dwarves' Village. Talk to him and he'll join.
After you left the burnt village of the elves, simply re-enter it. She will give you the Suikoden Map.
Also known as "Black Ears", he will join during the first battle against the empire.
A "Great Imperial General". Spare his life and he will join.
The fastest elf in the world. Joins after the battle against Kwanda.
Girlfriend of Kirkis. Joins with Stallion.
Fu Su Lu
The man with the tiger mask. Pay for his meal and he joins. Located in Kobold Village.
Brother of Kuromimi. Have him with you and Gon will join.
In Toran Castle after the battle against Kwanda.
Located in Seika at Mathius school. Talk to her.
In Kouan. You must be at least at Level 30 when talking to her.
Joins after understanding that you're a great leader.
A cook for Mary. He will join you after Mary realized that she'll need a cook.
The hero's teacher. Find him on the bridge of Garan and talk to him.
Magician. Can be found in the hotel in Teien.
Won't join until you have a certain amount of characters. She will tell you how much you need.
The girl in Kaku. Have Juppo with you and talk to her.
Have Eileen and Lepant with you and go to the Inn in Seika. I didn't really know if Shenna is a he or a she for the first few playthroughs (it's a boy!)
Master of baths. Find him in Great Forest (Human side).
In the town of teien, boatswain.
The "alchemist"... Gen forces makes him join.
Dancer in Antei. Equip Toe Shoes and talk to her.
Holds her liquor very well. Talk to her.
Sealfaker. Joins with Kimberley.
You must have a certain amount of characters to get her. She's at the Magic Shop in Antei.
After you rescued him in Soniere, he will join you.
One of the "Great Imperial Generals". Spare his life and he will join you.
In your castle after the battle at Scarleticia.
In Kirov. Beat the record of his card game and he'll join.
In Kirov. Get her soap with talking to various civilians.
Don't step on his beans and talk to him.
The inkeeper of Mt. Tigerwolf. Joins at the secret factory.
Joins with Ledon
In the secret factory. Pay 20.000 Bits and he will join.
Taste all stews in Kirov, then go to the main house and talk to hi.
A friend of Tai Ho. Talk to him in Kirov.
Joins with Kun To. A Blacksmith.
Joins with Kun To.
Find the Sound Crystal in Kalekka and talk to her.
Joins after you've defeated General Teo.
Joins with Alen.
Re-Enter Lorimar and talk to him.
He's at warriors Village.
Auto-Joins when you enter Qlon temple.
Talk to him in Qlon temple.
Find the war scroll in the Cave behind Qlon and he'll join you.
Get the window artifact in Qlon Temple (you have to go through a wall) and he'll join.
He's in the warriors village. Have Mose, Maas and Meese with you and he'll join.
After she asks you to find her cat, just catch it in Kaku and talk to Lotte again.
You can find him on the first floor in Scarleticia Castle. He joins after you got Milich.
Can be found in Kobold town. Talk to him after Kirkis is strong enough (around level 40).
Have Milich with you and talk to her in Scarleticia Castle.
After you got Milich, re-enter Antei and talk to him.
Find an opal from Enemies around Soniere/Antei, then talk to her.
Get all of the seeds he needs (Just go to your store in Toran Castle).
Joins after you defeated Neclord.
Joins with Tengaar.
At the town of Teien. Talk to him. He tells you if you're strong enough or not.
At the Dragon Knights Castle (outside, upper-right corner).
Talk to him with Humphrey and he'll join. Can be found in the Dragon Knights Castle.
Joins when you look for a medicine to wake up the dragons.
Joins after the events concerning Black.
After you've defeated Neclord, find him on top of Neclord's Castle.
On Pirates' island (Northeast of Teien). Have Tai Ho and Yam Koo with you, fight him and he'll join.
Joins with Anji.
Joins with Anji.
In the cave behind Qlon. Talk to him (you have to go through a wall).
In Seek Valley. Have Maas, Meese, Moose and Mose with you and talk to him.
After you got 95 characters, talk to him in Kalekka, go to Mathiu and then talk to Leon again.
Imperial General. Spare his life and he'll join.
Rescue him in Kazim's Castle.
After rescuing Warren, talk to him and he'll join.
Vincent De Boule
Go back to the place you rescued warren and he'll join.
Re-enter the northern Checkpoint after you rescued Warren
Joins with Max.
After you battle her, go to the prison in your castle and talk to her.
Fight enemies around Rikon and get the "nameless urn", then talk to him.
After you got about 100 characters, he's randomly in the inn in Rikon. Talk to him and he'll join.
He'll join autmatically in your castle.
Weapon dealer. Joins in Antei.
Leader of the Dragons Knights, joins automatically after you got the medicine for his dragons. Only available in big battles.
Joins automatically, he is not part of the 108 Stars of Destiny. You'll find out why.