Alen (アレン, Aren) is a supporting character in Suikoden who makes a cameo in Suikoden II. During the Gate Rune War, Alen is a member of General Teo McDohl's Armored Cavalry, along with his colleague Grenseal.
Alen“ My army will never surrender, even if it's down to the last soldier. ”
Alen served as one of the commanders of the Scarlet Moon Empire's Armored Cavalry alongside Grenseal, under the command of General Teo McDohl. Bearing a Rage Rune, he held the nickname of the "Flame General" due to his intense, heated personality.
During the Gate Rune War, Alen aided General Teo in his attacks on the Toran Liberation Army at Toran Castle. His intensity led him to ask Teo for permission to continue pursuit of the enemy after Pahn had dueled Teo but he was rebuked and ordered to withdraw. Following the Toran Liberation Army's use of the Fire Spear, the Armored Cavalry was decimated. Despite this, Alen vowed to battle down to the last man. Teo once again had to tell Alen to stand down, when he tried to stop him from dueling his son.
When Teo was defeated, Alen pleaded with Teo to hold on, unsure of what the empire would do without him. However, unable to change his fate, Teo ordered Alen and Grenseal to join the Liberation Army, saying it was the best thing for them to do. Alen consented to Teo's final wish, and served the Toran Liberation Army throughout the remainder of the Gate Rune War, showing no regret in his choice as he continued to burn brightly on the battlefield. It said that his passionate soul meant that if he had not held Teo's final request in such high esteem, Alen may never have surrendered to the Liberation Army.
Following the war's end, Alen became the right Commander of the Republican Guard, serving along with his colleague, Grenseal. Three years later, during the Dunan Unification War, Alen continued to serve in this position, being stationed in Gregminster.
|| 1H sword
| Fire Sword
| Flame Sword
|| Light armour
| True Flame Sword
- Alen and Grenseal have the exact same endings in the American version of Suikoden, not a word between them has been changed, but in the Japanese version, the two have similar but unique endings.
- Alen is the only character in the game to come equipped with a Rage Rune.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 22-23, 33, 127