Franz (フランツ, Furantsu) is a supporting character in Suikoden III. He is a collaborationist Mantor trainer and rider from Le Buque.
Franz's profile“ LeBuque's best trainer of the Mantors that are raised in the town. ”
A Mantor trainer and rider from Le Buque, even amongst the skilled riders from that village, Franz is a master of his craft. He rides the Mantor Ruby in combat. As part of the assimilation policy the Holy Kingdom of Harmonia enacts on third-class subjects (subjects from territories that resisted Harmonian annexation), Franz was taken from Le Buque and raised in Crystal Valley from a young age. However, Franz possessed his own will and has a strong belief in the strength and abilities of his home town.
Ever protective of his childhood friend, Iku, Franz argued strongly for cooperation with Harmonia during the War of the Champions so that Le Buque may be granted second-class citizenship for their aid in the war. However, following Luc's abduction of the people of the Le Buque, Franz would agree to fight with the Fire Bringer for the remainder of the war. Although the people of Le Buque resented his cooperation with Harmonia, Geddoe would argue that he thought more about how to aid the village than anyone else.
Following the war, Franz would return to Le Buque and continue to work hard towards proving the village's worth and earning second-class status.
- Franz cuts his own hair. Iku usually ends up fixing the uneven mess that results.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 349