Lepant probably did briefly return to a peaceful life in Kouan, but we saw Tir walking away from the capital at the end of Suikoden 1, and the country somebody to take over as president, and Lepant was the most suitable choice.
sticky-runes wrote:it says he became president of the Toran Republic and.... As in, became president and THEN BUGGERED OFF SOMEWHERE. It didn't say anything about him keeping the title. so its not an inconsistency.
Raww Le Klueze wrote:It might qualify as a Deus ex Machina of sorts. It's doesn't really exist to solve an unsolvable situation, but from a game perspective it's a giant final boss for the sake of having a giant final boss. Though a Deus ex Machina is very much the epitome of poor writing so it comes back to that.
A better plot hole is in Suikoden I when Windy says that Ted hasn't changed a bit in 300 years when he clearly has gone from a child to an adult and they've never met between the two events.
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