sticky-runes wrote:ah I see. Well in every Suikoden game you become the leader of an entire army, so I think it's important that your character has the right breeding for the role and that's why your parents are normally royalty or nobility or have some sort of remarkable military background, having fought in wars for the country in previous years.
It makes the story a bit more believable if we know that the character has been born into that sort of world, instead of just some peasant from a backwater village who ends up having some great destiny, like what happens in a lot of other fantasy stories.
It also explains why the Tenkai star is a great fighter, either you were taught by your parent or by instructors hired by your parents.
Also, the tenkai star is of the new generation. By the time you become of age where you can explore the country freely and fight in battle, the political situation will have changed over the years from back when your elders were fighting for their country. For example, when your dad helped win a great war about 10 or 15 years ago, a lot of things probably changed for the better, but there are probably a lot of things that changed for the worse as well, which you don't really find out about until you've made a lot of progress into the story. So while the game might start out as if you are living in a peaceful time, there is actually a lot of tension going on in places beyond the safety of your own home.
This is one of the appealing things about Suikoden - our characters constantly have their beliefs challenged because the world isn't as easy and safe as our parents might have tried to make it for us.
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