Mysterious uninvited mushroom cultivator
マオ, Mao
108 Stars Chitou Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 30 (S4)
Birth Year SY 278
Height 160cm (5'3") (S4)
Appears in

Mao (マオ, Mao) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV. Mao is a bizarre horticulturist with a passion for mushrooms.


The precious mushrooms that I worked hard to grow... Please be good to them. Hehe.

—  Mao
N-no, thank you...?

Mao was a mysterious man who appeared behind a locked door on the Headquarters Ship fifth deck. The door itself was mysterious as Tov had no recollection of planning or building such a room but Mao offered no explanation for this, or his presence on board, acting as if he had always been on board. His potted mushroom plants would take up one half of the entire room.

Later, Nao would also appear and begin to cultivate mint on the other side of the room, much to each other's chagrin. He would very rarely leave the cultivation room, engrossed as he was in his passion. Following the Island Liberation War, he would run off and hide, muttering about hating bright places and seeking a darker place for his work.



After obtaining the Headquarters Ship, rest in your room and leave via the door and Tov will speak of a mysterious room on the ship's bottom deck. Enter it and Mao will join you.

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
CS2-765 Mao Craftman CS2 Booster Pack Vol.4


  1. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 476-7
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