Humphrey Mintz

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Humphrey Mintz
ハンフリー・ミンツ
Star of Destiny Tenyu Star

Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden).png

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 32 (Suikoden)
35 (Suikoden II)
Birth Year SY 426
Appearances

Humphrey Mintz (ハンフリー・ミンツ, Hanfurī Mintsu) is a supporting character in Suikoden and Suikoden II who makes a cameo in Gensosuikogaiden Volume 2. Humphrey is a skilled but taciturn swordsman.

Biography

Suikoden

Humphrey Mintz
“ ...Yo! ”

Humphrey Mintz was one of the most renowned captains of the Scarlet Moon Empire's Hundred Man Battalion[1], known as "Longsword Humphrey" for his wide range with his large swords. When he was ordered to participate in the Kalekka Incident, Humphrey grew furious and attacked his commander, becoming a fugitive[2]. Afterwards, Humphrey disappeared without a trace[3] and joined the Toran Liberation Army under Odessa Silverberg.

When the hide-out at Lenankamp was attacked by Scarlet Moon Empire soldiers, Humphrey escaped to Kunan before making his way to Toran Castle with members of the displaced Toran Liberation Army.

Humphrey served the Toran Liberation Army throughout the war, travelling to Goya in order to help form an alliance with the Knights of the Dragon's Den. After successfully waking the dragons, Humphrey agreed to look after Futch, a young former Dragon Knight who had lost his steed. Humphrey also invited his former adversary, Kreutz, to join the Toran Liberation Army.

Following the Battle at the Northern Checkpoint, Humphrey attacked the Fortress of Rakan as a decoy before returning to Moravia, where his reinforcements took care of the remaining troops stationed outside.

Following the end of the Gate Rune War, Humphrey left the Toran Republic with Futch on a journey[4].

Suikoden II

Humphrey Mintz
“ For you, I will wield this sword again. ”

Humphrey and Futch headed towards Harmonia in order to research wild dragons[5] but were slowed down by the Dunan Unification War. Staying in Highway Village, Humphrey encountered the leader of the New State Army.

When Kent, a friend of Futch, disappeared at Mt. Rakutei, Humphrey mounted a rescue party. Journeying with Futch and the hero to the mountains, the party saved Kent and found a dragon's egg. Their journey's purpose unexpectedly fulfilled, Humphrey and Futch agreed to join the New State Army in order to repay the hero's help.

After the Dunan Unification War, Humphrey continued on a journey towards Crystal Valley[6] with Futch[7].

Personality and Traits

A taciturn man, Humphrey's silence caused some confusion in others, such as when Mathiu Silverberg asked Humphrey to report whether the Toran Liberation Army's meeting with the Dragon Knights was a success[8]. Flik told Mathiu that Humphrey could just be a little friendlier to others[9]. Humphrey was mostly a loner and Futch expressed surprise at the idea that Humphrey had friends[10]. Humphrey's silence was not perceived as cold, but rather as shyness to some[11].

Despite his silent nature, Humphrey would occasionally open up to others. Before the Battle at Floating Fortress Shasarazade, Humphrey told Mathiu Silverberg how he had attacked his commander during the Kalekka incident; it had been the first time, and, he hoped, the last time, he had attacked someone out of sheer hatred[12]. Humphrey also enjoyed a long talk with the hero and paid for the young man's room in gratitude[13].

Humphrey was highly practical, and despite his shock at hearing of the death of Odessa Silverberg, he immediately recognized that Tir McDohl would be able to succeed Odessa as a leader[14]. When Humphrey and Futch discovered Bright, Humphrey was prepared to destroy Bright should Futch fail to accept him, despite the rarity of the creature[15]. Despite his practicality, Humphrey could also be empathetic, and comforted Futch over Black's death[16].

Befitting his logical nature, Humphrey was also unafraid to ask former adversaries for aid; during the Toran Liberation War, Humphrey asked Kreutz to join the Toran Liberation Army, immediately noticing that Kreutz would be of great help to the Toran Liberation Army[17].

Game info

Suikoden

Humphrey
Humphrey (portrait).png Recruit Recruited automatically in Kaku after defeating Kwanda Rosman.
Info Level Gender Range W Type W Level Element Rune
23 Male S 2H sword 7 -- --
Weapon Level 1 Masamune Equipment Head Helmets
Level 5 Murasame Body Heavy armour
Level 12 Murasama Other Male
War Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
Humphrey's Team Charge 450 17 3
Stats HP PWR SKL DEF SPD MGC LUK
A C F B G H F
Starting Equipment Head -- Other Cape

Body Brass Armor
Shield Can't equip
Unites Bumpy Attack Krin


Suikoden II

Humphrey
Humphrey (Suikoden II portrait).png Recruitment Once your castle is Level 2 or more, journey to the Highway Village and initiate events there by talking to Humphrey and spending the night at the inn. Complete the subsequent events on Mt. Rakutei and Humphrey will join you.
Info Level Type W Level Gender Size Range Anger Panic Fly
34 note 2H sword 9 note Male M S B 0 No
Weapon Level 1 Masamune Equipment Head Helmet
Level 5 Murasame Body Heavy armour
Level 11 Murasama Other Male
Rune slots Head Right Left
Never available Level 1 Never available
Elements Fire Water Earth Lightning Wind Holy Darkness Gate  ???
D E D E D D E E 3
War ATK DEF ATK+ DEF+ Skill 1 Skill 2
-- -- +0 +2 Heavy Armor --
Stats HP STR MAGIC PROT M DEF SPEED TECH LUCK
B B H A F E G G
Starting Equipment Head Half Helmet Other Mega Medicine 3
Gauntlet
Boots
Body Knight Armor Lock.png note
Shield Can't equip


Trivia

  • Humphrey's weapon, despite being a broadsword, upgrades as Muramasa, Murasame, and Masamune, three historically significant types of Katana.

Gallery

References

  1. Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 30
  1. "Why it's Humphrey, one of the most renowned Captains of the Imperial Army's Hundred Man Battalion." - Vincent de Boule (Suikoden)
  2. "I was one of the soldiers who attacked Kalekka. I have never been able to forget that incident. In my fury I attacked my own commander, and became a fugitive." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden)
  3. "After that incident at Kalekka, you vanished without a trace." - Joshua Levenheit (Suikoden)
  4. "Leaves Toran Republic with Futch." - Humphrey Mintz's Ending Text (Suikoden)
  5. "Even though dragons only lay eggs in Dragon Caves, once in a while a 'wild dragon' appears... If we could find out why, we could probably breed new types of dragons. I was headed to the 'Great Shrine' in Crystal Valley to try to find out more about that, but...." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden II)
  6. "Set off again a journey for the temple of the crystal valley." - Humphrey Mintz's Ending Text (Suikoden II)
  7. "Set off for the crystal valley with Humphrey in search of a "dragon"." - Futch's Ending Text (Suikoden II)
  8. "Uh huh." - Humphrey Mintz
    ".........? Did you manage to secure an alliance?" - Mathiu Silverberg (Suikoden)
  9. "Don't worry, Medical Officer. It's just that Humphrey could be a little friendlier to others." - Flik (Suikoden)
  10. "Humphrey has friends...?" - Futch (Suikoden II)
  11. "Sir Humphrey sure is quiet. But not in a cold sort of way... He's just shy. Probably." - Woman (Suikoden II)
  12. "That was the first time I attacked someone out of pure hatred. And I hope... that it was the last time." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden)
  13. "Mr. Humphrey said talking to you was 'nice. . . . .' To express his gratitude, he paid for your lodgings tonight." - Lucy (Suikoden II)
  14. "......... .........We need a leader. And Tir is doing well." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden)
  15. "So I guess you don't need this egg or the beast asleep inside. I'll use my sword to destroy it." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden II)
  16. "It wouldn't be a betrayal to have a new dragon. My memories of Black's death are precious, but I won't have to forget that. And it's no reason to close the door to the future." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden II)
  17. "You were Geil Rugner's greatest general. You could be a great help. Please join us." - Humphrey Mintz (Suikoden)