|Voice actor(s)||Marc Thompson|
|Hair color||White with tan splodges|
|Special Arts||Drunken Fist|
Frank Goldfinger's master and a good friend of Al Capone, Mao is most notable for being a giant talking cat with a penchant for alcohol. She tolerates little foolishness, especially from her former student, but can be compassionate and wise when it is called for. She also harbors a secret desire to be a movie star; her side quest actually revolves around her making a film in which she fights her way through a Five-Story Pagoda against other giant felines who are parodies of famous action stars, such as Sammo Meow and Cat Morita. Mao's Element is water, and she uses flasks of alcohol to fuel her "Drunken Fist" style of fighting.
A cat who used to feed chez Capone Loves booze and doesn't see why Prohibition should apply to cats. Nurses a secret ambition to become a movie star.
Frank's master and good friend of Al Capone, Mao is most notable for being a giant talking cat with a penchant for alcohol. Out of all the main characters, only Johnny expresses finding this at all crazy. She tolerates little foolishness, especially from her former student, but can be compassionate and wise when it is called for. She also harbors a secret desire to be a movie star; her side quest actually revolves around her making a film in which she fights her way through a five-story pagoda against other giant felines who are parodies of famous action stars, such as Sammo Meow and Cat Morita. Mao's element is Water, and she uses flasks of alcohol to fuel her Drunken Fist-style of fighting.
Mao fights as a master of Drunken Fist, able to fight off-balanced and strike at odd angles. She powers up her form with different liquors, each more alcoholic than the last. Her Cat Fist powers tap into her drunken strength when she needs it, changing her enemies into drunken wrecks or, more humiliatingly, cat coins Mao uses to fund her independent film.
She is can have up to four Hit Areas on the Judgement Ring.
|Cleansing Spree||18 MP||N/A||Mao Removes status and ring abonormalities from allies.|
|Cat Touch||64 MP||Mao unleashes the power of the Multi-Fist-Punch-Cat combo. Killing the target will give Cat Coins as a reward. 7 hits, High-angle.|
|Sake||64 MP||N/A||Restores HP to unconscious allies.|
|Sake Cup Purge||88 MP||Mao Sprays her enemies with purifying Sake. Midrange, 5 hit, Hard hit.|
Characters in Shadow Hearts: From the New World follow an arbitrary leveling chart, which regulates the character's base HP, MP, SP, as well as other statistics. The chart below shows Mao's Leveling Chart.
"Quit acting tough, you punks!" (battle)
"Even though I drink, I'm not a drunkard." (battle)
"Well then, let's start things off with a drink." (battle)
"Take that!" (Crest Magic)
"Hahaha! I'm not going to lose to a machine!" (The Meowenator Battle)
"You Pig! If you mess with a Cat expect to get scratched!" (Sammo Meow Battle)
"Karate and Drunken Fist, shall we see which is better?" (Cat Morita Battle)
"For the ones you love huh? I still won't go easy on you!" (Meowara Battle)
"Now, I will surpass even the God of Martial Arts!" (Bruce Meow Battle)
"Mmm? *gulp* It's still early..." (victory)
"Well...*gulp* This wasn't worth coming out for." (victory)
"Don't mess with me...*gulp*...just because I'm a cat!" (victory)
"Even if you drink, don't get drunk...*gulp*...So it's your fault you can't hold your liquor." (victory)
- Mao's fighting style is similar to a Jackie Chan Movie "Drunken Master".
- One Fighter in the Pagoda, Sammo Meow is name after Sammo Hung, another is named Bruce Meow after Bruce Lee, and the others are parodies of Pat Morita and Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator character.
- According to Purgatory, her sin is greed.