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This is a complete list of all of the Stars of Destiny (recruitable characters) in Suikoden II. It details where they're found and how to get them.

Highlighted characters are optional and will not join you automatically.

  Name Star How to Recruit
1RiouTenkaiYou control Riou from the beginning. If you enter a different name at the beginning, that will be his name.
2MukumukuChimaExamine the large tree behind Genkaku's Dojo in Kyaro three times before meeting Nanami.

Alternate Method: Wander the path from Greenhill to the Muse/Greenhill Border until he enters your active party. There must be a free spot in the party.

3NanamiTenjyuJoins automatically after escaping from the Execution Grounds in Kyaro.
Alternate Method: Joins automatically after being denied entrance in Muse City after the Mercenary Fortress is destroyed. Nanami will join at this point if you chose not to save her in Kyaro.
4GengenChitanJoins automatically after returning from Kyaro.
5RikimaruChianSpeak with him in Ryube and agree to make the payment for his meal.
Alternate Method: Speak with him in Coronet after the destruction of Ryube and agree to make the payment for his meal (only if you missed him in Ryube).
6MillieChikuSpeak with her in Ryube and agree to help her find Bonaparte.
7KinnisonChisinFind the bird's nest in Ryube Forest and place it back in the tree. Leave the forest and return to the same spot after several minutes.
8ShiroChitaiJoins with Kinnison in Ryube Forest.
9ZamzaChisyuSpeak with him in Toto with Nanami in your active party.
Alternate Method: Speak with him in South Window with Nanami in your active party (after defeating Solon Jhee's army; only if you missed him in Toto).
10AppleChifukuJoins automatically after discovering Toto in ruins.
11HannaTensatsuReturn to Toto after recruiting Apple and speak to her.
12TsaiTenyuJoins automatically after asking for his help with the Fire Spears.
13TutaChijyuSpeak with him in Muse City after receiving your first assignment from Jess.
Alternate Method: Joins automatically after defeating Solon Jhee's army (only if you missed him in Muse).
14AnitaTenkyuSpeak with her several times in the Tavern at Muse City or the Inn at Banner Village. Meet her requests and flatter her. Leave the town and return after every request she makes. Eventually you will be able to recruit her.
Alternate Method: Speak with her in the Inn at Banner Village with Valeria in your active party.
15TempletonChimouFind him at the Mercenary Fortress anytime after receiving your first mission from Jess. Follow him to Toto and recruit him there.
16GilbertChisatsuDamage his unit during the 3rd major battle.
Note: This is the only chance to recruit Gilbert.
17BolganTenpaiJoins automatically in Coronet after defeating Tai Ho at Chinchorin.
18EilieTenzaiJoins automatically in Coronet after defeating Tai Ho at Chinchorin.
19RinaTenkenJoins automatically in Coronet after defeating Tai Ho at Chinchorin.
20FlikTenanJoins automatically before meeting with Granmeyer.
21ViktorTenkoJoins automatically before meeting with Granmeyer.
22Freed YamamotoTenbouJoins automatically after meeting with Granmeyer.
23ShuTenkiJoins automatically after finding the gold coin in Radat.
24BarbaraChisonJoins automatically after defeating Solon Jhee's Army.
25HuanChireiJoins automatically after defeating Solon Jhee's Army.
26LeonaChihiJoins automatically after defeating Solon Jhee's Army.
27LucTenkaiJoins automatically after defeating Solon Jhee's Army.
28AmadaChimanDefeat him in a duel at Radat after agreeing to take Fitcher to Two River City.
29Tai HoTenheiWin 5,000 potch from him at Chinchorin in Kuskus after agreeing to take Fitcher to Two River City.
30Yam KooTensonJoins with Tai Ho at Kuskus.
31OulanChiakuEnter Kuskus with an active party consisting of at least one female and no males. Speak with the woman near the entrance and then cross the bridge.
32RichmondChiyuSpeak with him in Radat and accept his challenge. After losing the coin toss, enter the restaurant and speak to the customer closest to the door. Speak with Richmond again and ask him to use the coin you just acquired.
33Yoshino YamamotoTenkokuSpeak with her in Radat with Freed Y. in your active party.
34AlexChisuSpeak with him on the upper floor of the Inn at South Window.
35HildaChiinJoins with Alex at South Window.
36AdlaiChisouIn South Window, bring him the Wooden Shield, Sacrificial Jizo and Wind Rune. Throw the Wind Rune at him.
37CliveTensyoSpeak to Elza in Muse City (during your stay there) and take the packages; she and Clive will duel when you go to the entrance. Later, speak to Clive in South Window once you have been on the boat at least once.
38TakiChizenSpeak with her several times in Lakewest.
39HansChiyuAt the Inn in Two River City, allow him to open up an armory in your castle. If you ask for money, it will take him a while to accumulate it.
40TetsuChiyuSpeak to him in Lakewest while one of your members is toasty. (Use Fried Tacos, available at Kobold Village).
41ChacoTenkouJoins automatically after saving Two River City.
42FitcherTenritsuJoins automatically after saving Two River City.
43Ridley WizenTengouJoins automatically after saving Two River City.
44StallionTensokuAfter having successfully used Run Away or Let 50 times, challenge him in a race in Radat.

Castle Level 2

45Hai YoChizouSpeak to him at the kitchen in Headquarters.

Castle Level 2

46ShiloChisyuWin 5,000 potch from him at Chinchorin at the Inn in Lakewest.

Castle Level 2

47SidChidoEnter Sid's room in the sewers of Two River City with Chaco in your active party.

Castle Level 2

48GabochaChikakuSpeak to him at his house in Two River City (Kobold District) with Gengen in your active party.

Castle Level 2

49GadgetChisyunJoins with Meg.
50MegChikeiSpeak to her at the Muse/Greenhill Border.

Castle Level 2

51WakabaChiyuSpeak to her in Forest Village. Riou must be Level 30+.

Castle Level 2

52TonyChitouSpeak with him twice in the Elder's house at Forest Village.

Castle Level 2

53HixTenrouSpeak with Hix and Tengaar in the Inn at Lakewest. Go to Kobold Village and assist Hix.

Castle Level 2

54TengaarTensuiJoins with Hix.
55EmiliaChisuiTell her what you're really doing after the tour of the academy in Greenhill.
56Teresa WisemailTenkiJoins automatically during your escape from Greenhill.
57NinaTenfuJoins automatically after escaping from Greenhill.
58ShinChisatsuJoins automatically after escaping from Greenhill.
59JeaneChiketsuSpeak with her in the Rune Shop at Two River City after the mission in Greenhill.

Castle Level 2

60YuzuChisyuHelp her find 3 sheep in Kobold Village and allow her to stay at your HQ, after the mission in Greenhill.

Castle Level 2

61VikiChitatsuJoins automatically when travelling through the Forest Path to Matilda.
62FutchChibiJoins with Humphrey at Highway Village.
63Humphrey MintzTenyuSpeak to him at the Inn in Highway Village. Spend the night. Leave the Inn, see a scene, and agree to help him on Mt. Rakutei.
Note: This can be done early in the game using the Matilda trick.
64CamusChikiJoins automatically after the mission in Rockaxe.
65MiklotovChimouJoins automatically after the mission in Rockaxe.
66Kiba WindamierTenmouJoins automatically after defeating his company.
67KlausChikaiJoins automatically after defeating Kiba's Army.
68BadeauxChibakuSpeak to him at the Forest Path to Matilda with any animal party member (Shiro or a squirrel).
Note: After recruiting him, you can recruit 2 large monsters.

Castle Level 3

69ConnellChisaSpeak with him in Forest Village with at least one Sound Set in your inventory.

Castle Level 3

70AydaChisouJoins with Feather in Forest Village.
Alternate Method: Lose the fight against the griffons then talk to her behind the building.
71FeatherTenmanDefeat the Griffins in Forest Village. Use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.
72FeatherTentaiDefeat the Griffins in Forest Village. Use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.
73SigfriedTenmanGo through the Path of the Unicorn with a pure maiden in the party. Use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.
Note: Hix and Tengaar must be recruited. Most young females are considered pure maidens, as are Mikumiku and Sierra.
74SigfriedTentaiGo through the Path of the Unicorn with a pure maiden in the party. Use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.
Note: Hix and Tengaar must be recruited. Most young females are considered pure maidens, as are Mikumiku and Sierra.
75LebranteChiseiSpeak with him in the Appraisal Shop at Radat with a Celadon Urn in your inventory.

Castle Level 3

76Simone VerdricciChikaiSpeak with him at the Sluice Gate in Radat with a Rose Brooch in your inventory.

Castle Level 3

77KasumiChikyuSelect her as the general President Lepant provides.
Note: You cannot recruit both Kasumi and Valeria.
78ValeriaTensyoSelect her as the general President Lepant provides.
Note: You cannot recruit both Kasumi and Valeria.
79SheenaChimeiJoins automatically after meeting with President Lepant.
80LorelaiChikatsuSpeak with her in Gregminster.
Note: bring Killey for extra dialogue.

Castle Level 3

81GordonChikouSpeak to him in the Trading Shop at Gregminster after he has issued his challenge and you have earned 50,000 potch from trading throughout your game.
*Selling items while your potch is maxed will not add to the profit goal (or your own wallet).

Castle Level 3

82MondoChikouEnter Rokkaku. The entrance is hidden on the 4th screen in the Forest Path to Gregminster. Hanzo will order him to join.

Castle Level 3 if you recruited Kasumi. She must be in the active party.

Castle Level 4 if you recruited Valeria.

83SasukeChikyouJoins with Mondo.
84BobChikeiSpeak with him in Two River City (Kobold District) with at least 80 recruits.
85TomoChikyuTsai tells you he wants to get some tools from his house. Go there with Tsai in your active party.

Castle Level 3

86TomoTensyoTsai tells you he wants to get some tools from his house. Go there with Tsai in your active party.

Castle Level 3

87AnnalleeChirakuSpeak to her in the Inn at South Window. Speak to her at City Hall and listen to her song.

Castle Level 3

88KilleyTenbiTell him at Alex in South Window. Visit Alex at HQ. Return to South Window and repeatedly ask Killey to join.

Castle Level 3

89KarenChiinAgree to dance with her in the Inn at Kuskus.
Note: Available any time after defeating Luca Blight.

Castle Level 3

90MaximillianChiiLet him join you in South Window.
Note: Available any time after defeating Luca Blight.

Castle Level 3

91HoiChizokuSpeak to him at the restaurant in Radat.
Note: Available any time after defeating Luca Blight.

Castle Level 3

92Long Chan ChanChihiEnter the Inn at Crom with a Wakaba in your active party. Follow L.C. Chan behind the Item Shop.
Note: Using the "Matilda Trick", you can recruit him with Wakaba in Rockaxe's inn when you have access to Muse for the peace conference.

Castle Level 2

93TenkouChiriSpeak to him at Crom with a Window Set in your inventory.

Castle Level 3

94RauraChikouSpeak to her at Tinto and let her know that Jeane is at your HQ.
Note: Jeane must be recruited.

Castle Level 2

95GijimuChikyouJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
96HauserTenyuJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
97Kahn MarleyChiheiJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
98KoyuChisokuJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
99Lo WenChiiJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
100MarloweChiyouJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
101Sierra MikainTeneiJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
102JessTenkuAfter defeating Neclord, accept his apology.
Note: Do not reject his apology, or he will leave forever.
103Georg PrimeTeniSpeak with him at the Mountain Path to Tigermouth after defeating Neclord.

Castle Level 3

104GantetsuChizikuSpeak with him at South Window after defeating Neclord and defeat him in a pushing contest.
Note: Your party must have a combined strength of at least 400.
105AbizboahTenmanFind him in the Tinto Mines and use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.

Castle Level 3

106AbizboahTentaiFind him in the Tinto Mines and use one of Badeaux's Listening Crystals.

Castle Level 3

107Boris WizenTengouJoins automatically after defeating Neclord.
Note: Boris only joins if you ran away with Nanami. He takes Ridley's place, including his star.
108PicoChiretsuSpeak with him in the Inn at Greenhill and tell him about Annallee.
Note: Annallee must be recruited.

Castle Level 3

109AlbertoChikenSpeak with him in the Armor Shop at Tinto and tell him about Annallee.
Note: Annallee and Pico must be recruited.

Castle Level 3

110JudeChibunSpeak with him in the New Leaf Academy at Greenhill. Then talk to one of the villagers in Forest Village and get some clay. Give Jude the clay.

Castle Level 3

111TessaiChikoSpeak with him in the Weaponsmith Shop at Kuskus with Viktor in your active party.
Note: Tessai will be in the Weaponsmith Shop after liberating Greenhill.
112VincentChichinSpeak with him at the Sluice Gate in Radat with Simone in your party.

Castle Level 4

113GenshuChieiRide the boat from Kuskus to Coronet and speak with Genshu.
Note: At least one person in your party must have a weapon Level of 14.

Castle Level 4

114PesmergaTeniSpeak with him at the end of the Cave of the Wind.

Castle Level 4

115MazusChizenSpeak with him in the Tinto Mines.

Castle Level 4

116JowyN/AJoins automatically at the Mercenary Fortress. Permanantly leaves before Muse is captured by Highland.
117PilikaN/AJoins automatically after going to Muse to buy her wooden amulet. Permanantly leaves during the peace conference.
118MakumakuN/AMust have Mukumuku recruited. Wander the path between Two River City and Greenhill until Makumaku enters your active party. There must be at least one free space.

Castle Level 2

119MikumikuN/AMust have Makumaku recruited. Wander the path between Greenhill and Forest Village until Mikumiku enters your active party. There must be at least one free space.

Castle Level 2

120MekumekuN/AMust have Mikumiku recruited. Wander the path between Greenhill and the Forest Path to Matilda until Mekumeku enters your active party. There must be at least one free space.

Castle Level 2

121MokumokuN/AMust have Mekumeku recruited. Wander the clearing south of Forest Village until Mokumoku enters your active party. There must be at least one free space.

Castle Level 2

122Tir McDohlN/ASpeak to Koh in Banner Village any time after defeating Luca Blight. Listen to his plan and agree, then speak to Gremio/Ellie. Agree to save Koh from the mountain bandits.
Note: McDohl can only be recruited if you have save data from the last save point in Gregminster from Suikoden I. This data is loaded when you start a new game in Suikoden II. After recruiting McDohl, you can add him to your party if you talk to him in Gregminster.
123RulodiaN/AReturn to where you recruited Abizboah with Abizboah in your active party and use the second listening crystal. You cannot recruit all 108 stars if you recruit Rulodia.

Castle Level 4

124ChucharaN/AAfter recruiting Rulodia, check the docks of the castle. Chuchura does not count as a Star.