Shin (シン, Shin) is a character in Suikoden II who also appears in Gensosuikogaiden Volume 1. He is a bodyguard for the House of Wisemail.
Shin“ My loyalty lies not with the office of mayor, not with the House of Wisemail... … but with you, Lady Teresa. ”
Shin served as the bodyguard of Teresa Wisemail, in her capacity as Mayor of Greenhill City. He wielded the Tarantula sword, utilising his Spider Slay technique to great effect in combat.
When the Highland Kingdom occupied Greenhill during the Dunan Unification War, Shin helped Teresa hide in the forests behind the city and was willing to lay down his life to ensure her safety. Once Teresa had been convinced of the need to leave Greenhill by the New State Army, Shin prevented Highland soldiers from pursuing Teresa. After this, Fitcher took Shin to the New State Army Headquarters, where he was reunited with Teresa.
In reality, Shin's loyalty was to Teresa, rather than her office. His dedication had grown into a sincere love, but never fully expressed those feelings. As such, following the war, he would leave Greenhill in order to continue honing his skills as a swordsman. He never returned to the city.
- Shin is the only character in the entire Suikoden series to have a Spider Slay Rune.
- Gensosuikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), pages 142-143