Shabon (シャボン, Shabon) is a supporting character in Suikoden III. Shabon is the young bodhrán player of Nei's troupe.
Shabon's profile“ A young skillful busker who is good at bodhran. She thinks of Nei as an older sister. ”
Shabon is a young girl who travels with Nei and Toppo as part of their travelling busker group. She is extremely talented at playing the bodhrán, given her young age. She also practices kenpo and is a talented fighter considering her age and size.
Her parents were killed by bandits and ever since then, Nei and Toppo have taken care of her. Despite this tragic background, Shabon has maintained her childhood and innocence due to the efforts of her friends. She views Nei, in particular, as an older sister.
She would accompany Nei and Toppo to Budehuc Castle to perform there after being rescued by the Fire Bringer from Guillaume in Vinay del Zexay. Like a lot of small children, she is fascinated by ducks and was fond of Sgt. Joe. She would spent time at the castle practising many different tricks and games with Toppo.
Following the War of the Champions, Shabon has had a difficult choice to make; whether to keep travelling as a minstrel or devote herself full time to her kenpo.
- A bodhrán is a traditional Irish frame drum, open ended on one side so a hand can be used to manipulate the pitch and timbre of the drum and played with the free hand, with or without a tipper, a type of wooden stick.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 311