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"I have no choice but to acknowledge how powerless I am... I knew it, I knew it all along..."

Snowe Vingerhut is the Tenan Star in Suikoden IV.
He is also a playable character in Suikoden Tactics.



Snowe is a native of Razril and Lazlo's childhood friend. He confesses to be the first son of Vincent Vingerhut, implying that he has siblings. Snowe and Lazlo trained to be Gaien Knights, and ultimately graduated together.



Story Edit

Suikoden IVEdit

Snowe first trained Lazlo in normal combat and naval battles. The two were considered to be the best of that particular batch of Gaien Knights, and were often summoned together for missions. Snowe was often given the position of captain of the ship by Commander Glen. However, he failed at it twice, lacking teamwork and the capacity to look out for his underlings - in the second attempt, he jumped ship because he apparently could not move his arm, and he feared that the ship was going to sink.

Soon, Commander Glen favoured Lazlo, calling him to his room whenever plans needed to be discussed. The once sentimental Snowe was soon overcome by jealousy, and it came to a point where he could not stand it anymore.

Pirate Dario's attack on Razril was the opportune moment: Commander Glen had disallowed everyone from entering the Hall of Knights, and he had just used the Rune of Punishment to ward off Dario's band of pirates. Lazlo ran upstairs to see if Commander Glen was alright, and Snowe followed him, but stood at a distance. The Rune consumed Commander Glen's life, but it was only at his death that Snowe finally ran to Commander Glen's direction.

The Gaien Knights found Snowe and Lazlo on the rooftop of the Hall of Knights, the latter being unconscious. Snowe accused Lazlo of killing Commander Glen. When he was asked to admit everything, once again, Snowe turned on Lazlo, knowing that his father would believe in him. Katarina was privy to the information, and the very next day, she had Lazlo banished from Razril.

Soon after Lazlo's departure, Snowe and his father signed a pact with the Kooluk, and sold Razril off to them, instantly gaining a position of esteem in the Kooluk forces. He also had a vis-à-vis with Graham Cray, who was searching for the Rune of Punishment and believed it to be in Razril. Snowe met him and told him about the possibility that the object he was seeking for had already moved from Razril. Lazlo and his friends found out about this when Katarina was washed ashore at the Nest of Pirates.

Immediately after their encounter with Katarina, Lazlo and his friends encountered Snowe, who was now in command of a Kooluk fleet. They battled, and Snowe lost. He immediately ordered his fleet to retreat and regroup at Razril, where the citizens shot flaming arrows and threw stones at Snowe's ship. Snowe was dumbfounded by the hostility of Razril's citizens because he believed that surrendering to the Kooluk Navy was for the best. After being captured by Lazlo's army, Snowe refused to join his former friend out of resentment and wounded pride and so was cast out at sea.

Some time later, Snowe and Lazlo met again, but this time, Snowe had left Kooluk and had turned to piracy. Not long after Lazlo's army liberated Razril, Snowe attacked the island in the hopes of gaining revenge on Razril's citizens for abandoning him in his time of need. Intercepted by Lazlo, Snowe lost. When Snowe was cast out at sea for a second time, it was revealed that Snowe only wanted to be accepted by the people around him. He felt that he was not accepted, and he envied Lazlo for having so many friends and affiliates.

Snowe was found some time later drifting on the sea by the crew of the Dauntless, and brought up aboard. Snowe then said that Lazlo was free to do what he want to him. But Lazlo chooses to forgive his old friend after all he had done, which deeply moved Snowe, who admits he finally understood he never had the power for leadership, but can help Lazlo from now on at the best he could.

After the war, Snowe returns to Razril, but chooses to have a commoner life.

Suikoden TacticsEdit

Before the Island Liberation War Edit

A younger Snowe and Lazlo travel throughout the city of Razril at night, hoping to encounter furballs with which to dispatch using Snowe's new sword. After eliminating some furballs and realizing that furballs should not be taken lightly, the duo suddenly encounter a mysterious figure in the shadows. Bewildered by what they saw, they then encounter Walter and his crew, providing much detail of their prior encounter. After recounting what they saw to the group, Walter allows the two to tag along to discover what it is that they had seen.

The group encounters more furballs, with Walter complimenting Lazlo on his ability with the dual blades, citing a jealous remark from Snowe. After defeating several enemies, they encounter the creature, apparently a hybrid of man and fish. Dying and at a loss for words, the group manages to come to the conclusion that something had happened at a pirate ship and that they needed to investigate it. Having had much excitement throughout their night, Snowe and Lazlo bid the group a farewell and a good night, as the group decides to find a place to stay the night.

At the Fall of Kooluk Edit

Kyril and Lazlo, at Razril, heard rumors about a member of the Vingerhurt family working as a commoner now, and meet Snowe on the back streets or Razril, taking a job as a Furball hunter. After Lazlo and Snowe reunion, Kyril says that he has the impression that they already meet each other before in the past. While Snowe doesn't remember, Lazlo confirms they did so, several years before, on that very same place as children. Snowe, alongside Lazlo, continued helping Kyril until the end.

On a talk with Lazlo, Snowe once again apologised for everything he had done to him, and Lazlo said "It's in the past now, don't worry".

Role in the GameEdit

After collecting all other 108 Stars and besting Snowe twice in Naval combat, sail to Mordo Island and talk to the man by the trade shop. Sail out west from there. When you hear Nico say he sees a person in the water, ask Snowe to join and he finally will.
Note: In order to recruit Snowe you must NEVER execute him when asked what to do with him after each naval battle.

Snowe is a competent fighter. Despite starting with a magic rune, Snowe has low affinity with most of the elemental runes and his magic stat and MP growth leave him ill-equipped to be anything more than a backup spellcaster. He's geared more towards melee combat, so his two rune slots are better used for passive physical-oriented runes. Snowe's only two standout qualities is his upgraded Unite Attack with Lazlo, which ranks as one of the strongest single target attacks in the game. His other good quality is that he can equip most of the strong Equipment Sets, including the powerful Hero Set.

Right HandWater Rune
Left Hand------------------

Despite starting with a Water Rune, Snowe has mediocre rune affinity with water and abysmal affinity with most other elements as well. His magic stats are low, and even at high levels, his MP pool is too small to make him into a useful spellcaster. Instead, focus on building up his strong melee ability with a Fury Rune, Killer Rune, and or Double-Strike Rune.

Starting Equipment Recommended Equipment
Head Leather Helm Hero's Helm
Body Chain Mail Hero's Armor
Hand Scale Shield Pirate King Bracers
Foot Leather Boots Hero Shoes
None Lucky Ring
None Lucky Ring
None Lucky Ring

Naval Status
Captain Yes Gunner Yes Fighter Yes
Underlings 6
As Captain of the Ship
Mobility 10 Hull +10 Move None
Range None
If Defeated by Rune Cannon:
"W-We're sinking!!"
If Defeated by Bording or Surrender:
"H-Help me!! I'm sorry, please forgive me!"
As Rune Cannon Gunner
Element Fire Water Lightning Wind Earth
Strength 8 16 8 16 8

Character Statistics
HP 535
LVL 1 7/7
LVL 2 4/4
LVL 3 2/2
LVL 4 1/1
LVL 99 ATK 462
EXP 999 DEF 120
STR 222 PDF 120
SKL 182 MDF 97
MAG 102 SPD 181
EVA 152 LUC 66

Weapon Type: Sword
Weapon Starting Level: 1

Weapon Growth
Name Daddy Blade Daddy Blade Snowe Blade
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 10 16 27 42 58 86 104 120 136 149 162 192 204 218 230 240

Snowe can participate in the Friendship Attack at the start of the game and the True Friends Attack later in the game.

Snowe has a Good Will with Lazlo.

  • For Snowe's Pirate Clothing, you need to go net fishing near Iluya Island.
  • For his Noble Clothe's, you need to net fish near the Nest of Pirates.
  • For his Armor, you need to net fish near Razril.

Note: It may take time to get Snowe's Clothes.
Tips: While searching for Snowe's Clothes, do not go or move your ship anywhere. You should just stay in front of the Island mentioned above.

  • Keen: You have done well by coming here. In this room, you may confess what is in your heart and accept proper judgement.

            Snowe: Huh? What did you say?

  • Keen: Would you secretly inform me about anyone on board this ship who you think is causing problems?

            Snowe: I can't tell you that.

  • Keen: Then, would you tell me what you think of Lazlo?

            Snowe: It seems like he's working hard. I take joy in seeing him strive towards success.

  • Keen: Finally, quietly confess the things you wish to atone for, or all the things that you are thankful for.

            Snowe: I am grateful... just to be alive and here right now... That's the truth.

  • Keen: Then, I shall pass judgement!

            Snowe: ... S-So did I... pass?

            Snowe: ...!! A-Aaaaahhh!!

It seems you are adored by everyone quite a bit. That's all. Later.

I still dream about the days when we were trainees. Oh, the memories... I miss those days.

I probably won't be able to see my father again... I think I can now understand a little of how you feel, not having a father.

If you began your quest by loading a completed saved game from Suikoden IV with all 108 characters, you canvisit Obel in Chapter 12 and speak to Lino En Kuldes in the Gossip menu. He will send you to the Deserted Island, where you can recruit Lazlo. Afterward, you can visit Razril and talk to a boy in the gossip menu who will direct you to Snowe. Help him on his Furball patrol, and he will join you.

Snowe is decently durable, and the fastest in the game, and being the fastest in the game means he can take a lot of turns and give a lot of damage. Equip him a decent set of armor, sharpen his weapon, and now you have a good fighter on your side. Pairing him with Lazlo, Tal, Keneth, Jewel and/or Paula is a good idea, because they will assist him in battle.

Starting Equipment Recommended Equipment
Body Iron Mail Hero's Armor/Holy Armor
Hand None Pirate King Bracers/Ogre Breath/Dragon Scale Bracers
None Strength Sash
None Godspeed Anklet
None Killer Ring
None Berserker Belt
None Counter Ring
None Hero's Cape
None Razril Knight Token
None Dried Grass Amulet

Character Statistics
LVL 50 Ex. 999
Elemental Affinity Water
HP 516
LVL 1 6/6
LVL 2 5/5
LVL 3 2/2
LVL 4 0/0
ATK 185 DEF 56
STR 70 PDF 56
SKL 79 MDF 30
MAG 33 SPD 95
EVA 53 LUC 24

Skills: Suikoden Tactics
Here are the List of Skills that Snowe can learn.
•Counter Attack •Parry •Battle Lust • Critical Hit •Bull's Eye
•Dodge •Hidden Power •Godspeed •Jump

Weapon Growth
Name Daddy Blade Snowe Blade N/A
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Strength 14 24 38 50 64 80 110 115 X X X X X X X X

Snowe can participate in the True Friends Attack.

Snowe's Good Will partners are Jewel, Keneth, Lazlo, Paula and Tal

Permanent Death: Yes

Okay. I'll give it my best shot.



M-Me? Sorry, I can't!

It hurts...

Kyril can send him on a mission.

I'll give it my best shot.


Mission accomplished.

It was my fault.


  • Snowe is the only character in Suikoden IV who can have his appearance changed by the player. By fishing out his various outfits in the game, Snowe can be dressed in his Gaien Knight Trainee Armor, his Kooluk Aristocrat Uniform, his Pirate Uniform or the Tattered Clothes.
  • Depending on how the player reacts to Snowe in Suikoden IV, Lazlo can either become friends with Snowe once again, have him executed, or forget about him.
  • In order to recruit Snowe in Tactics, you must fight alongside him in battle as an ally against furballs in the backstreets of Razril. While being an ally in battle Snowe is on level 9, once he officially joins the team, he is on level 1.
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