|Japanese||バルバロッサ・ルーグナー Barubarossa Rūgunā|
|Attached Runes||Sovereign Rune|
Barbarossa is 52 years old and the emperor of the Scarlet Moon Empire. During the War of Succession 7 or so years ago he defeated the then Emperor Geil Rugner. Back then many people loved and respected him. However as of late his desicions have been more and more strange. As it turns out, the Court Magician Windy, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the emperors late wife, is using her magic to control him. However, being the bearer of the Sovereign Rune her magic has no effect on him and he is merely following her due to his feelings for her. He battled Tir and his company at the end of Suikoden, transformnig himself into the Golden Hydra with the use of his sword. After his defeat and explanation of his decision to feign being controlled, he grabs Windy and jumps off the top of his castle never to be seen again.
- His name is spelled as Barbarosa instead of Barbarossa in one of Suikoden III's play script.
- Barbarossa was originally confirmed to have died along with Windy at the end of Suikoden, but Konami later altered their status to "missing in action", allowing for the possibility of their return in a future story.
- Barbarossa is featured in only 3 parts of the game:
1.Tir is introduced to his court by Teo McDohl in the very beginning of the game.
2.Futch encounters him while searching for a plant to cure the sleeping dragons.
3.At the end of the game as the game's final boss.