Connell (コーネル, Kōneru) is a supporting character in Suikoden II who also appears in Gensosuikogaiden Volume 1. Connell is a phonologist aiming to follow in his father's footsteps.
Connell“ Good afternoon. Ah, is that a 'Sound Set?' We phonologists use them to create sounds, you know. ”
Connell grew up an appraising phonologist, being raised to work in the field from a young age by his father. He would eventually travel to the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia and studied phonology in Crystal Valley, hoping to become accomplished in the field as his father some day. Connell's field led him to be able to manipulate emotions through sound.
When the Dunan Unification War broke out in 460, he returned to his home in Greenhill Principality's Forest Village, worried about his younger sister. Returning home, Connell was in Greenhill City during its initial siege by the Highland Army. He was able to help the captive Teresa Wisemail escape by using his Sound Rune to stun the rebelling Muse City soldiers with a cacophony of noise.
Eventually returning to the Forest Village, Connell would be asked to join the New State Army and he would agree, stating that he would like the chance to hear the sound of people's hearts. He would continue to worry about his sister, though the other villagers had agreed to watch over her. His phonological abilities were able to both inspire and soothe the hearts of warriors throughout the conflict.
Following the Dunan Unification War, Connell briefly returned to the Forest Village before setting out to Crystal Valley to continue his studies.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 102