This a topic I brought up on suikox.com, i'd like to hear the thoughts on this site, here's my thoughts
Well we all have been wondering who is Hugo's father since we were told that is someone we have already been introduced to. However we have all jumped to the conclusion that it's some great high stature character from Suikoden 2.
Yet we never think of minor characters, such as Badeaux. If we look at him, we could find that he could very well be a good canidate for Hugo's father.
From what we are told he was a kind man; what's more kinder than an animal loving guy? Yes he does prefer animals over humans, but we can also see that Lucia spends a lot of time with "animals" in the Grasslands. From the Duck Clan to the Lizard Clan. This would give her the good graces in Badeaux eyes, she interacts freely with such "animals" with the highest respect. Also as being a Karaya, she can easily be one with the land and animals ; something that would appeal to Baeaux.
>We are also told that Hugo's father wold have black hair.Badaux has black hair.
"He is no longer a member, nor is he in (a part of) the Karaya Clan"
). Judging from his style of dress, http://suikosource.com/images/chars/b/badeaux01.gif
(pic found on suikosource website) he could indeed be part of the Karaya Clan, but for some reason, of which i have no idea, left.
It ia said that Hugo was born right after the Dunan Unification War and that it's very possible that Lucia could have been impregnanted by any black haired character. Now on the specific time and place of which she could have meet Badeaux and "have relations" with him is not exactly known to me, but I can say this, it's very likely the two meet and perhaps knew each other and maybe had a Romance from before, but we can never know this to be fact.
We can never be too sure on who Hugo's father is, but this is just another idea on the long list.