Karen is the Chiin Star in Suikoden II.



Karen is a famous dancer from Kuskus town and the apprentice of Mina. She is timid and a well mannered lady when she is not dancing, but when she start dancing her personality changes.


Karen appears to have a long dark purple hair (brown in her game dubbing icon and purple in both in-game and battle sprite) tied in low pigtails in a distinctive style adorned with a red and yellow clip and brown eyes.

Her primary appearance, is a white cloaked dress with diamond designs on her white outlines and a pink ribbon at the center of her cloak, underneath her cloak is a salmon pink long sleeved dress with white folded sleeves and brown flats with white linings. In her in-game and battle sprite, her cloak dress appears to be light brown and her long sleeved dress is pink.

When she starts dancing even in battles, her appearance changed drastically that resembles an Arabian haram woman. Her dark purple hair becomes longer and was tied in a high ponytail and wears a pink see-through arab mask to conceal her mouth.

Her outfit is a pink strapless bra top with gold designs, pink harem pants with black and red jewel ornaments and a diamond designed black straps in each sides and is barefoot. She also wears a gold armbands in each sides and a silver bracelet on her right and three gold spiked bracelets on her left and has a gem tiara on her forehead.


Karen appears as a timid and well mannered lady as stated on her background when she is not dancing. When she starts dancing especially during battles, she appears as a lively, seductive and a bubbly woman who dances in a graceful but in a Arabic manner. She even teaches Riou how to dance during her recruitment as well as his performance on her own mini-game.



During the Dunan Unification War, she met Riou on Kuskus Town. After Riou danced with her, she joined the New State Army and helped Riou on his fight against Highland Army. After the war, the men of Kuskus are still going to see Karen dance and it annoys their wives greatly.

Role in the GameEdit

Find her in the Inn in Kuskus after defeating Luca Blight. Dance successfully with her and she'll join you.

Weapon Type: Claws
Weapon Range: M
Weapon Starting Level: 6

Weapon Growth
Name Nails Red Nails Black Nails
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 5 6 8 11 14 17 33 40 47 56 66 76 89 124 145 165

Character Statistics
HP 777
LVL 1 9
LVL 2 6
LVL 3 3
LVL 4 2
LVL 99 ATK 156
EX 999 DEF 129
STR 321 PDF 241
SKL 146 MDF 151
MAG 168 SPD 173

Starting Equipment Best Equipment
Helmet Feathered Hat '
Armor Master Robe '
Shield [none] [none]
Other 1 Wind of Sleep (x4) '
Other 2 Blue Ribbon '
Other 3 Toe Shoes '

Karen can participate in the Beauty Attack.

Richmond's Investigations

From: Kuskus
Position: Special Forces
Note: None

"When she's dancing, she's a totally different person I tell ya. It's almost like she's got an identical twin that she trades places with..."

"She learned her dancing in the Toran Republic. Her teacher was someone called Mina."

  • Is it really okay

Is it really okay for me to be in the New State Army? I feel so out of place.

  • I'm waiting

​Hey Riou, Why don't you come to visit me at the stage? I'll teach you a new dance if you come.

  • Kobold dance

The Kobolds have been practing their dance on the stage lately. You should come see.

"What is the secret behind her magnificent dancing? It's the lovely and desirable Karen!!!"

Trivia Edit

  • Karen's appearance in her battle outfit bears a resemblance to Pullum Purna from the Street Fighter EX series and Fighting EX Layer.
    • During the activation of her Twin Ring rune, her moves resemble Praec Larum and Res Arcana as she uses her nail to twirl on her opponents in a spin rather than knocking them with a spinning kick.
    • Her mini-game with Riou has a near resemblance to Pullum's Gradus Par Meteor Combo.
    • Both Karen and Pullum are known to use dancing as their fighting styles and wears similar Arabian attires as their battle outfits.


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