Jess (ジェス, Jiesu) is a character in Suikoden II. Jess was the acting mayor of Muse City after the death of Anabelle.
Jess“ You're the pride of Muse. ”
Jess is a politician from Muse City who became a chamberlain and the Vice-Mayor under Mayor Anabelle. Jess was thought of by the citizens of muse as a good, clever and handsome man who would likely be mayor once Anabelle stepped down. As a bureaucrat, Jess was extremely talented but his overconfidence would occasionally lend itself to hasty decision making. Jess was in no hurry for Anabelle to do so, as he was in love with her but kept his feelings secret due to his duties as chamberlain.
When Anabelle was murdered, Jess mourned her deeply. Seeing the leader of the New State Army at the scene of Annabelle's murder, Jess believed him to have murdered Anabelle and distrusted the New State Army, believing them to be deceiving the City-State of Jowston. Jess, along with Hauser, assembled a force of volunteers and refugees from Muse and Greenhill in Tinto City.
While trying to dispel Neclord from Tinto, Jess forced troops to attack Neclord hastily based on information received from a Muse soldier, without fact-checking the information. Many soldiers died as a result of Jess' haste, but the New State Army was able to destroy Neclord.
After Neclord was defeated, Jess put aside his differences and joined the New State Army, as well as renouncing his title as Acting Mayor of Muse, passing the title to Fitcher. After the war, Jess chose to live out his life as a normal citizen.
- Jess only eats a single croissant for breakfast.
- Jess is quite afraid of bugs.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 125