Manu (マニュ, Manyu) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV. Manu is an inventor who created a variation on the Elevator.
Manu“ I hate people who use the stairs. If they didn't use them, maybe they'd appreciate the Elevator more. ”
Manu was an inventor who created a device known as an Elevator. He promoted this invention as a great way to navigate high places quickly, such as the cliffs which overlooked the docks on Obel.
Despite its advantages, Manu had a hard time generating interest in his creation, mainly due to his own slightly smarmy personality. He would volunteer to install the Elevator on the Headquarters Ship and so would join the ship's crew. On board, he harboured a slight resentment towards those who would rather take the stairs as well as envy towards how exciting Viki's teleportation seemed in comparison to his device.
Following the Island Liberation War, likely because his pitching on the Elevator continued to fail, he would isolate himself in his home, beginning work on another invention.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, page 478