A trickster (からくり師, karakuri-shi) is a vocation in the Suikoden series. Several characters in the series have identified as tricksters or have had trickster-like trappings.
Tricksters are people who use the power of alchemy, sometimes combined with the use of runes, to create and breathe life into various contraptions. From simple tools to aid people in daily life to robots able to think and act on their own, a skilled trickster can create many different things.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 38