Genshu

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Genshu
ゲンシュウ
Star of Destiny Chiei Star
Genshu.png
Illustration Ishikawa Fumi
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 37 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 424
From "Katana"
Family Tesshu (brother)
Appearances

Genshu (ゲンシュウ, Genshuu) is a character in Suikoden II. Genshu is a wandering swordsman who lent his strength to the New State Army.

Biography

Genshu
“ Your strength also has been forged through hard battle. I would be pleased to walk along the same path as you. ”

Genshu is a swordsman obsessed with swords. Genshu was born into the warrior caste in his homeland, along with his younger brother, Tesshu. Together they trained, with Genshu being judged the less talented of the two. Diving ahead with wreckless abandon in an attempt to bridge the gap, the two become known as The Wise and Foolish Siblings due to Tesshu's natural talent and humility and Genshu's wild hotheaded drive to win at any cost. His inferiority complex made him rude and surly, although he always loved and respected his brother.

Eventually, Genshu would leave his home village, following a path of increasing his strength by fighting in life-and-death duels, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. Vowing to make him see the error of his ways, Tesshu left his village and challenged Genshu while masked. Genshu would win the duel, despite being wounded himself, only for his brother to reveal himself and open his eyes to the killer he had become.

Distraught, Genshu continued to wander, ending up as a sellsword in Ling Hua Town around the time of the Gate Rune War. He would come to tutor Liu Mei in the way of swordplay, training her to gain revenge on the man who murdered her father. It was not until Liu Mei refused to kill her foe after defeating him, despite Genshu's urgings, that he shook himself out of his despondency and took to heart his brother's plea for peace, leaving Ling Hua Town.

Genshu encountered the leader of the New State Army during the Dunan Unification War in Coronet Town. Impressed with his sharpened weapon, Genshu joined the New State Army, feeling they shared similar ideals. Genshu particularly enjoyed being close to the Star Dragon Sword, which he was said to almost worship.

After the war, Genshu returned to his wandering life, his whereabouts unknown.

Game info

Genshu
Genshu (portrait).png Recruitment When your castle is at Level 4 or higher, sharpen your hero's weapon to Level 14 or more and speak to Genshu on the docks of Coronet Town.
Info Level Type W Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
49 2H sword 11 Male M S N 2 No
Weapon Level 1 Denta Equipment Head Cap
Level 5 Odenta Body Kenpo
Level 11 Kamui Other Male
Rune slots Head Right Left
Never available Swallow Rune Lock.png Never available
Elements Fire Water Earth Lightning Wind Holy Darkness Gate  ???
D E D D D D D E 3
Stats HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF SPEED TECH LUCK
E D F E F D D D
Starting Equipment Head Head Gear Other Steamed Abolone 4
Shoulder Pads
Body Thunder God Garb
Shield Can't equip


Trivia

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Short Story Collection 4 (ISBN 4-8402-2106-5), pages 99-166