Kanaan (カナン, Kanan) is a minor antagonist in Suikoden. He is the Assistant Commander of the Imperial Guard and something of a negative symbol for the bloated Scarlet Moon Empire of the time.
Kanaan“ Listen, all of you. I'm your superior in the Imperial Guard. Disobeying me means disobeying the Empire. Keep that in mind. ”
Kanaan was Assistant Commander of the Imperial Guard under Kraze Miles and a typical example of a corrupt Imperial official of the time. As an officer, his only goal was to fill his own pockets, making him extremely susceptible to bribes. He was also prone to taking credit for his subordinate's efforts. His advancement came entirely from his irritating brand of flattery.
Serving under Kraze as his adjutant, he was ordered to accompany McDohl to Rockland and investigate the tax situation there. He would report Ted's use of the Soul Eater to Windy. After Kraze was demoted for being unable to capture McDohl, Kanaan served under Yuber for the remainder of the Gate Rune War.
Kanaan fled after the establishment of the Toran Republic, turning to a life of petty crime and fraud but was later arrested and imprisoned.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 60-61
- Gensosuikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 155
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 37