Kinnison (キニスン, Kinisun) is a character in Suikoden II who also appears in Gensosuikogaiden Volume 1. Kinnison is a hunter who joined the New State Army.
Kinnison“ We've lived in the forest this whole time, so it's hard to get used to so many people. ”
Kinnison was a hunter who lived in the forest surrounding Ryube Village along with his dog, Shiro. He would cooperate with the New State Army after seeing the damage the Highland Army caused to the forest he called home on their advance. His faithful hound would also accompany him.
Even as part of the New State Army, Kinnison's calm and peaceful nature meant that even as an archer captain, he would never shoot any more arrows than was strictly necessary. Adjusting to life at the New State Army Headquarters, he would grow close to Ayda, a forest hunter whom he shared quite a lot in common with.
After the Dunan Unification War, Kinnison returned to the forest near Ryube, though he visited Ayda in the deep forest from time to time.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 72