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Juan is the Tenman Star in Suikoden III.



Juan was the Bujutsu Teacher of the Budehuc Castle. Even though he naps all day, his Heavy Damage and Continual Attack are top notch.


Juan is a young man with blond hair and brown eyes. He typically has some kind of herb/grass in his mouth, even when fighting.

He wears a green vest and shorts with red strips on them, light clothing on underneath, and brown wraps around his arms and legs. He wears traditional styled Geta (A tight fitting sandal) on his feet. and white socks.


For a Bujitsu master, Juan is surprisingly lazy, and tends to nap most of the time, also in random locations. Though he may be lazy due to the grass he has in his mouth, as this could be Quat, a type of grass which can induce sleepiness) though, he probably has it in there to look cool.

Speaking of being cool, Juan the type of guy to act cool all the time, acting as though he does not care about what is going on around him. This is juxtaposed with how he is willing to give fighting training to many people, and is the best Bujistu trainer in the game.



Juan is one of Thomas' main party members (the other being Piccolo, and as such he'll accompany you on all major events). It was Juan that told Thomas of Nor (A local boy who happens to have the same name as Thomas the castle master) about how he once slew a tiger up at Mt. Hei-Tou, which caused him to go there and get trapped by a boar. Juan was the first of the team (which included Thomas, Cecile, Piccolo and himself) to attack the boar. Afterward, he apologized to Thomas of Nor for telling him the story. He assisted in the search for Eike and proposed the idea of splitting up at the cross road under the castle. He and Piccolo went one way, while Thomas, Cecile and Sebastian went the other. When Cecile was about to run after the mysterious figure in the dark, Juan told her to control her charging instinct, which only moments eariler caused the group to crash into each other.

Later, when Budehuc was invaded, Juan was set with the task of running a message to Brass Castle. When Leo and Percival of the Zexen Knights announced that Thomas was being removed as castle master, Juan was coldly indifferent showing no care whatsoever. However, when Thomas stood ground and refused to leave his castle and was threatened by use of force, Juan stated that if they wanted to take their castle lord, they'd have to get through him to do it. He then says that he hates the way Thomas acts so indifferent about things but how he likes that he's the only master to ever care about the castle itself. He aided in the defense of the castle, but failed to defeat a particularly strong group of enemies.

After the castle was saved, Juan is seen laying down in the court yard to take a nap. However, when the Fire Bringer come to the castle, Juan is seen arguing with Jefferson, who is calling him the "Goldbrick Gang Boss", much to Juan's disapproval.


Role in the Game

Juan joins automatically in Thomas Chapter 1.

Juan is the Bujutsu Master of your castle, by speaking with him in the castle area, you can increase your party's physical skills.

Juan has a B+ Ranked Bujutsu Teacher ability that allows you to level up your party's physical skills while in the field.

Juan's Swing, Continual Attack, and Heavy Damage is incredibly good. You can use him in any battle and kill the enemy with his ability. Plus, team him up with Emily and they will be invincible.

Skills (Suikoden III)

Skills Rank
Swing A
Accuracy B+
Damage B
Repel B+
Armor Protect B
Holy Dash B+

Skills (Suikoden III)

Skills Rank
Heavy Damage S
Continual Attack S

Skills (Suikoden III)

Skills Rank
Fire Magic A+
Water Magic B
Wind Magic B
Earth Magic B
Lightning Magic B
Magic Resistance B+
Sword of Magic C

Character Statistics
HP 626
LVL 1 9
LVL 2 7
LVL 3 4
LVL 4 2
LVL 99 EX 999
PWR 242 SKL 189
MGC 188 REP 148
PDF - MDF 188
SPD 242 LUC 188

Default Equipment
Head Bandana
Body Damaged Tunic
Shield [None]
Other 1 Gloves
Other 2 Sandals
Other 3 -

Recommended Equipment
Head -
Body -
Shield [None]
Other 1 -
Other 2 -
Other 3 -

Juan can participate in both the Fighting and Twister attacks.

Weapon Type: Fists
Weapon Starting Level: 2

Weapon Growth
Name Min Shunmin Choya
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 4 14 23 33 43 65 72 79 86 93 100 125 131 138 144 150

Description: He may fall asleep on stage.

N°Script Role 1 Role 2 Role 3 Role 4 Role 5 Role 6
Script #1 - - 10 - - N/A
Script #2 - - 10 - - N/A
Script #3 - - - - 10 N/A
Script #4 - - - 10 - N/A
Script #5 - - - 35 - -
Script #6 - - - 25 - -

Let's make it a rule at the castle to take a nap twice in the morning and in the afternoon. I'm serious.

Lilly's skill of inflicting heavy damage is something! Although her personality isn't that great...

Ayame's repel skill is incredible. If we train her properly, she could avoid any attack.

Ask Thomas whether he's serious about improving his parrying skill. It would take time, but I'm sure he'd be very good.

If Fred is trained to better use his shield, I'm sure he'd be great.

He runs a training center. He has no customers, so he naps all day long.

Emily was trying to find him. My guess is that he's sleeping somewhere. She's angry because he always skips training.

He chews leaves. These leaves are herbs that cause drowsiness. They grow somewhere in the Castle.

His father was beaten by a drifter at his training center. He says he's waiting for that drifter to return. Why doesn't he find him himself?


  • While Juan's Waking Rune can be a nightmare, equipping him a Yellow Scarf is capable of allowing Juan to stay awake in battle (Or if you have the chance to get a Taikyoku Tunic, give it to Juan because it's considered the best armor for him in terms of defence and status protect). If given the swing ability, Juan can become a dangerous opponent.
  • He might be a reference to a well known figure in Filipino folklore, Juan Tamad, who, incidentally, sleeps all day.


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