Richmond (リッチモンド, Ricchimondo) is a character in Suikoden II. Richmond is a detective who aided the New State Army with his investigative skills.
Man“ That Richmond is something all right. I guess he really does 'know everything' after all. ”
Richmond is a self-styled "hard-boiled detective" and the self-professed best private eye in Radat Town. During the Dunan Unification War, Richmond helped the New State Army recruit Shu. Later on in the war, Richmond agreed to join the New State Army provided its leader won a heads/tails coin flip. After losing several time, due to a trick coin, the leader eventually figured out the trick. Richmond then agreed to join the New State Army, as he had shown his ability to see through such cheap tricks.
At the New State Army Headquarters, Richmond provided investigations on future recruits, as well as information gathered from its inhabitants. Following the war, Richmond continued his private eye career in Radat.
- Richmond is a cat-owner, and his cat, Bianca, can be seen with him in some of his illustrations.
- One of Richmond's suggestion box letters uses the phrase "Loose lips sink ships"; this is a reference to a famous phrase from World War II, which meant Americans should avoid talking about ship movements, lest German submarines use the information against them.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 302