Young lad who earns his keep through gambling
マルコ, Maruko
108 Stars Chitai Star

Illustration Kawano Junko
Gender Male
Race Human
Age 13 (S1)
Birth Year SY 445
Appears in

Marco (マルコ, Maruko) is a character in Suikoden. He is a gambler who challenges passers-by to a cup game with potch being wagered on the outcome.


Hey there, fella. How about a contest?

—  Marco
Easy money... if I reload.

Marco was a young and resourceful orphan who relied on his exceptional skills in a shell game to earn his living, having no family to rely on.

His travels took him far and wide, showcasing his remarkable speed and dexterity in this game of chance. During his journey, Marco crossed paths with McDohl in the town of Rockland, long before the young hero assumed leadership of the Toran Liberation Army.

After this initial encounter, Marco's path intersected with McDohl once more, this time in Warriors' Village, situated in the Lorimar region. Inspired by McDohl's impressive victory in the shell game, Marco decided to join forces with the young leader. He saw the Liberation Army as his best bet for surviving the intensifying conflict.

Over the course of the Gate Rune War, Marco established a gambling den where he continued to showcase his cup game, providing amusement and diversion for the soldiers. Additionally, he lent his expertise as an archer in significant field battles.

Following the conclusion of the Gate Rune War, Marco's adventurous spirit persisted, leading him to lead a vibrant life in various cities throughout the land.

Game info


When your castle is at Level 3 or more, talk to Marco in the Warriors' Village and win 5,000 bits from him.


War Stats
Name Type Soldiers Lead ATK Sub ATK
The Archers Bow 30 5 2

Genso Suikoden Card Stories TCG

Card # Name Type Release
Non-character cards depicting this character
257 Time Slip Mission Booster Pack Vol.2
CS2-621/R257 Time Slip Mission Remake Booster





  • In the Sega Saturn release of Suikoden, Marco's shell game is replaced by a "heads or tails" game in which Marco tosses three coins and you guess what side each coin will land on. Potch is awarded if you get two or more coins correct.
  • Playing with Marco in Rockland is known to be an easy way to get a lot of money early in the game: Save the game, play with him and remember the pattern. After loading the game, his pattern doesn't change, allowing the player to easily win a couple of rounds.

Other languages and releases

Japanese katakana マルコ
Japanese rōmaji Maruko
Chinese simplified (HDR) 马可
Chinese traditional (HDR) 馬可
Chinese pinyin Mǎ kě
English Marco
French Marco
German Marco
Italian Marco
Spanish Marco


  1. Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 267
  2. Genso Suikoden 108 Stars Character Guide (ISBN 4-7753-0050-4), page 117
  3. Genso Suikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 100-1
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