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"It's the Cursed Rune, the "Soul Eater." Its power..."
—Ted, Suikoden

The Rune of Life and Death, better known as the Soul Eater, is one of the 27 True Runes and represents life and death.


Powers Edit

The Soul Eater grants outstanding powers to its bearer over the energies of Life and Death, and like the other True Runes, as well as ageless immortality. However, it's "cursed" title and nickname has a reason to exist. The rune is known to seek people close to its bearer in order to eat their souls. It's believed that the Rune manipulates fate to create lethal situations for the people close to its bearer, in order to feast. As such, the life of the bearer of the Soul Eater is very solitary, riddled with paranoia and fear, with its bearer trying to avoid create any kind of link with any other individual. It also has a heavy burden on the bearer, as the Rune must not disappear from the world.

HistoryEdit

This rune was kept by the Village of the Hidden Rune until Solis 150 when Windy, along with Yuber and Neclord, destroyed the Village. The rune was passed on from Ted's Grandpa onto Ted, and Ted since wandered the world. Eventually, worn down by the rune's curse and the social exclusion that it brought, Ted accepted the offer of the mysterious Fog Ship Guide to hand over the rune and disappear from the world. His exile lasted years, but when he saw the actions of the bearer of the Rune of Punishment (another heavily cursed rune), Ted decided to leave the Fog Ship and return to the outside world. The Fog Ship Guide was unwilling to part with the Soul Eater and battled for possession of it and the Rune of Punishment. Following the Guide's defeat, Ted reclaimed the Rune and aided the bearer of the Rune of Punishment in the war between the Island Nations and Kooluk. However, once the conflict was over, Ted returned to a solo nomadic life. After his wandering, he befriended the son of General Teo McDohl, Tir. After Windy realized that Ted bore the Soul Eater, he was attacked by Windy. Barely escaping with his life, Ted begged Tir to become the next bearer of the Soul Eater, which Tir accepted. Since then, the rune bent the fate of those around Tir and dragged them into the clutches of death, starting with Odessa Silverberg, then with Gremio, Teo McDohl, and even its former bearer Ted. However, it is uncertain whether having one's soul being sucked by the rune means death, as the spirits of those who have died live on within the bearer of the Soul Eater.

AttacksEdit

SuikodenEdit

  • Deadly Fingertips: Sudden death to 1 enemy (except bosses)
  • Black Shadow: 300 damage to all enemies
  • Hell: Sudden death to all enemies (except bosses)
  • Judgement: 1500 damage to 1 enemy

Suikoden IIEdit

  • Finger of Death: Sudden death to 1 enemy (except bosses)
  • Black Shadow: 500 damage to all enemies
  • Hell: Sudden death to all enemies (except bosses)
  • Judgment: 1500 damage to 1 enemy

Suikoden IVEdit

  • Finger of Death: Drain 1 enemy's life energy
  • Black Shadow: 300 damage to all enemies
  • Hades: Drain life energy of all enemies
  • Judgment: 1500 damage to 1 enemy

TriviaEdit

  • The Soul Eater is the most recurring player controlled True Rune in the series, appearing in three different entries of the series.
  • The Soul Eater's shape resembles the "Grim Reaper", the personification of Death in some mythologies.
  • Along with the True Fire Rune, this rune does the second most direct damage to enemies in the series, with the first being the True Lightning Rune.

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SUIKODEN
Characters
108 Stars
of Destiny
Playable
AlenAnjiAntonioBlackmanCamilleCleoCliveCrowleyEikeiEileenFlikFu Su LuFukienFumaFutchGenGonGremioGrensealGriffithHellionHixHumphreyJeaneJuppoKageKaiKamandolKanakKasimKasumiKesslerKimberleyKirkeKirkisKreutzKrinKuromimiKwanda RosmanLeonardoLepantLesterLiukanLorelaiLotteLucMaasMaceMeeseMegMiliaMilich OppenheimerMinaMooseMorganMosePahnPesmergaQuincyRonnieRubiSansukeSarahSergeiSheenaSonyaStallionSydoniaSylvinaTai HoTengaarTir McDohlValeriaVarkasVikiViktorWarrenYam Koo
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AppleChandlerChapmanEsmeraldaGasparGeorgesGiovanniHugoIvanovJabbaJoshuaKasiosKun ToLedonLeonMarcoMarieMathiuMaximillianMelodyeOnilQlonRockSanchoTaggartTempletonTeslaVincentWindowZen
Allies
Temporary Playable
TedOdessa
Non-Playable
LeknaatSanchezBlackChief of Elf VillageChief of Dwarf VillageZorak
Adversaries
Scarlet Moon Empire
BarbarossaWindyTeoKrazeKanaanGradyAin Gide
Other NeclordYuber
Other
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Locations
GregminsterMagician's IsleRocklandLenankampSaradyKakuKwaba FortressSeikaKouanGreat Forest VillageGaran FortressVillage of the DwarvesVillage of the ElvesGreat Forest Kobold VillagePannu YakutaTeienToran Castle(HQ) • RikonAnteiScarleticiaKirovSoniereLorimar FortressWarriors' VillageGate Rune VillageShasarazade
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Scarlet Moon Empire
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SUIKODEN II
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108 Stars
of Destiny
Playable
AbizboahAmadaAnitaAydaBadeauxBobBolganCamusChacoCliveEilieFeatherFlikFreedFutchGabochaGadgetGantetsuGengenGenshuGeorgGijimuHai YoHannaHauserHixHoiHumphreyKahnKarenKasumiKilleyKinnisonKoyuLo WenLong Chan ChanLorelaiLucMazusMegMiklotovMillieMondoMukumukuNanamiNinaOulanPesmergaRikimaruRinaRiouSasukeSheenaShinShiloShiroSidSierraSigfriedSimoneStallionTai HoTengaarTomoTsaiTutaValeriaVikiViktorVincentWakabaYoshinoZamza
Non-Playable
(except in Major Battles)
BarbaraLeonaAppleGilbertShuHuanRichmondAlexHildaAdlaiTempletonYam KooTakiHansFitcherRidley/BorisTetsuTonyEmiliaJeaneYuzuTeresaKibaKlausLebranteGordonAnnalleeConnellTenkouRauraJessMarlowePicoJudeAlbertoTessaiMaximillian
Allies
Playable
(non-Stars of Destiny)
L'RoladiaChucharaMakumakuMikumikuMokumokuMekumekuMcDohlBonaparte
Temporary Playable
Jowy
Non-Playable
PilikaJilliaAnabelleLeknaatGremioBrightPohlSusuLillyGustavGranmeyerPeteMakai
Adversaries
Highland Army
LucaSeedCulganAgaresSolon JheeHan Cunningham
Other NeclordSasaraiYuberLuciaBeechamLeon
Other
Non-Playable Marcel AtreidesRosa AtreidesElzaKoEllieGenkakuSaraAlenGrensealMarieLiukanCleoPahnEileenLepantVarkasKageShun MinJowstonRobertBernandHikusaakMarouxRevierSoldedtUriahAlecYu KumGoetsuShikiRyukiBashokRyukoAntonioGyokuranRetsoLesterJinkaiBiancaAlen WisemailKianuDaisyDarelJoannaKentCrimsonHanzoFu Tan ChenMarcoMarxMomo
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Nations
City-States of JowstonDunan RepublicHighland KingdomToran Republic
Towns
Mercenary Fortress (HQ) • Kyaro TownRyube VillageToto VillageMuse CityCoronet TownKuskus TownSouth Window CityRadat TownNorth Window Village (HQ) • Lakewest TownTwo River CityKobold VillageForest VillageGreenhill CityRockaxe TownHighway VillageBanner VillageGregminsterRokkaku HamletDrakemouth VillageTigermouth VillageCrom VillageTinto CitySajahLycanthrope Village
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Tenzan PassNorth Sparrow PassRyube ForestWhite Deer Inn / Sindar RuinsMuse-Greenhill Brdr.Muse-Highland BorderCave of the WindKobold ForestGreenhill ForestPath to MatildaRakutei MountainMuse-Matilda BorderBanner PassTinto PassTinto MinesL'Renouille
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Races
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Blue KnightsHarmonian ArmyHighland ArmyJowston ArmyMaximillian KnightsNew State ArmyRed KnightsWhite Knights
Families
AtreidesBlightsSilverbergsWindamiersWizens
Others
Howling Voice Guild
Lore
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Fire SpearsTrue Runes
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Battle of L'RenouilleBattle of North Window CastleBattle of RadatDunan Unification WarHigheast RebellionJowston-Highland War
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SUIKODEN IV
Characters
Playable
Battle
AkaghiAldoAmeriaAxelBartholomewChampoCharlemagneChiepooDarioEugeneFlareFredericaGauGretchenHelgaHelmutHerveyIzakJeaneJeremyJewelKarlKatarinaKateKenethKikaKonradLazloLino En KuldesLo FongLo HakLo SengMaxineMillayMitsubaMizukiNalkulOrnanPabloPaulaRachelReinbach IIIReinholdRitaSelmaShiramineSigurdSnoweTalTedTravisTrishtanUgetsuVikiWarlockWendel
Support
AdrienneAgnesBasilBangBrecCarrieCedricChadliDeborahDesmondElenorEmaEtienneFunghiGarethGaryGunterHarutoIgorJangoKeenKevinLilanLilenLilinLilonLiloonLouiseManuMaoMickyNabokovNalleoNaoNatalyNicoNoahOlegOskarPamPecolaPerraultPhilRamadaReneRakgiRikieSetsuTaisukeTanyaTovYu
Non-Playable
Allies
Glen CottLeknaat
Adversaries
BrandeauPeckTroyCray
Other
Graham Cray's SonQueen of ObelRakgi's FatherAncient ElfReinbach IIVincentChief of Na-Nal
Locations
Towns
RazrilMiddleportKingdom of ObelNay IslandNa-NalPirate's NestIluyaHermitage IslandRuins of Obel
Small Island
Mordo IslandDonut IslandMountain Mass IslandLime Shelf IslandDeserted Island
Nations
Island NationsKooluk
Groups
Armies
Gaien KnightsGaien Marine KnightsGaien NavyIsland Liberation NavyIsland Nations Federation NavyKnights of RazrilKooluk Imperial NavyObel Royal Navy
Families
En KuldesReinbachsSilverbergsVingerhuts
Races
HumanNay-KoboldsElvesMermaids
Lore
Terms
Rune CannonTrue RunesForgiveness PhaseKindling Ritual
Wars
Island Liberation WarGaien-Kooluk WarObel-Kooluk War
Gameplay
Database
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