Charlemagne

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Charlemagne
シャルルマーニュ
Star of Destiny Chichin Star
Charlemagne (Suikoden IV).png
Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 43 (Suikoden IV)
45 (Suikoden Tactics)
Birth Year SY 265
Height 170cm (5'7") (Suikoden IV)
From Middleport
Voice Yamaguchi Shigeomi (Suikoden IV)
Appearances

Charlemagne (シャルルマーニュ, Sharurumānyu) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. Charlemagne is a highly refined gentleman from Middleport and friend of Schtolteheim Reinbach III.

Biography

Charlemagne
“ The bath is splendid! It is as if the day's fatique just melts away in the water. I am grateful to Master Taisuke... ”

Charlemagne ran the Lovely Ringlet Cottage inn on Middleport island around the time of the Island Liberation War. He was a gentle hearted man who was unfaltering polite to everyone. He also practised swordplay as a hobby, having discovered a taste for it at some point.

He would find himself involved with the Island Liberation Navy when they recruited Helga, who had previously damaged his inn. Hearing of the leader's accomplishments, he would ask to join the force. His refined attributes along with finely honed aesthetic sense would lead him to become a close friend of Schtolteheim Reinbach III.

Following the war, Charlemagne would be given peerage as a nobleman by Reinbach for his service.

He later travelled into Kooluk territory, following bandits who stole the Rose Crest. Together with Kyril he was able to retrieve the precious object, but he was devastated that Reinbach was not trusting on his skills only. They returned the item to its rightful owner who explained that he did not doubt Charlemagne's skills, but was worried that something might have happened to his trusted friend. When they learn of Kyril's mission to destroy the Rune Cannons, they join his endeavour. During their journey, the two of them deepen their friendship once again.

Name and Weapon

Charlemagne is named after the real Charlemagne, king of the Franks, who united most of Western Europe and laid the foundation for modern France and Germany.

His weapon names are French for different types of celestial objects: Etoile (エトワール Etowāru star), Lune (リュンヌ ryun'nu moon) and Soleil (ソレイユ soreiyu sun).

Trivia

  • If you do not recruit Reinbach in Suikoden IV, his ending will change and he becomes the new owner of Lovely Ringlet Cottage.

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 428-429