HeroV's Relationship With Suikoden II's Protagonists

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HeroV's Relationship With Suikoden II's Protagonists

Postby dragonmasterx » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:37 pm

I think Genkaku could possibly be HeroV. Maybe something happens in SuikodenV that makes HeroV lose his royal title. Genkaku's an old man in Suikoden II flashbacks, so he'd definitely fit time-wise in V.

Also, HeroV's weapon looks a lot like Nanami's. Perhaps he gave it to her.







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Postby demon eye » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:53 pm

If he is Genkaku then he would have had to age rather quickly considering that Genkaku was already getting on in age before Suikoden 2 came out. Also, we must remember that Hero V is of Falenian royalty it woul dbe quite difficult for him to just disappear and leave his family behind. There's a lot more to consider, but I think the whole age thing is one of the most controversial things to consider since he will more than likely bear a True Rune and we all know that Genkaku took the Bright Shield Rune as his own along with Han.

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Postby Angelis_Taleria » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:58 pm

It's also said in-game that Genkakku and Han Cunningham were from the same village and were childhood friends.
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Postby demon eye » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:01 pm

Yeah, that was a part of what I meant by there was a lot more to consider. I just didn't want to go into all of that. Thanks for adding that, though.

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Postby koeneloen » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:21 am

it's just not possible because Georg is in Suikoden 5 and he is older then the Hero...and in Suikoden 2 Genkaku was older then Georg...

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Postby True Wind Bearer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:41 am

I'm actually satisfied with the amount of story uncovered regarding Genkaku. We learned of his history, starting at when he was part of the City-State right through to his death. Maybe if the time setting is right, in an upcoming Genso Suikoden game, or even a gaiden, we could learn of Genkaku and Han's childhood, but I think it's safe to leave well enough alone for now.

A good assumption, dragonmasterx. It's true the Hero does/would resemble Genkaku in his younger days. Also, he could have indeed passed his rod down to Nanami. That would explain the similarities between Hero V's 3-piece rod and Nanami's rod.

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Postby Red Killey » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:41 am

While there is no confirmation whatsoever yet (that I know of, correct me if I'm wrong), it has been greatly assumed that the guy on the left here http://www.kawaiidream.net/details.php?image_id=4841 is Genkaku (and the guy with moustache is Han Cunningham). Hero V just doesn't look like a young Genkaku IMO.
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Postby SnowKing » Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:37 pm

He could very well be, I've seen official art with Riou in the same armour as "Genkaku". It would be pretty cool if he was.

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Postby True Wind Bearer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:49 pm

That certainly looks like Genkaku (on the left). It's either him, or Culgan with long hair. I don't see as much resemblence with the person on the right and Han Cunningham though, to tell you the truth.

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Postby Einlanzer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:17 pm

That's an awesome looking artbook. Weird theory of the main character being Genkaku though.

True Wind Rune Bearer, I don't think the artist would care if you thought it didn't resemble Han, to me it definately does. Younger version does see fit.
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Postby True Wind Bearer » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:59 am

Now now, I'm just telling you my opinion.

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Postby patapi » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:15 pm

koeneloen wrote:it's just not possible because Georg is in Suikoden 5 and he is older then the Hero...and in Suikoden 2 Genkaku was older then Georg...


Exactly. While V might be set sometime before II, I doubt that it could be that much earlier due to Georg's age and the timeframe for the Succession War.

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Postby greylynn96 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:57 pm

I would prefer a new hero than characters taken from prev. games. It would a sense of mystery about their history and relationships with other characters in genral.

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Postby chou-kunoichi » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:20 am

But in other words they maybe relative to each other.. Nanami's Nunchaku or Rod was the BLOSSOM ROD ryt? Maybe genkaku gave it to nanami.. Then what about Roui's Tonfa? who trained Roui about the Tonfa Technique's.. ?

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Postby son_michael » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:23 am

genkaku trained both riou and nanami


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