Mitsuba (ミツバ, Mitsuba) is a supporting character in Suikoden IV and Suikoden Tactics. Mitsuba is a duelist who uses Reinhold to set up duels for potch wagers under fraudulent circumstances.
Mitsuba“ This is a bad thing, isn't it? But Mr. Reinhold is just so gullible! Hahahahaha!!!”
Mitsuba was a cheerful young woman with a sunny disposition who earned a living by engaging in pseudo-fraudulent duels. These would be set by her accomplice, Reinhold, enticing passers-by to avenge some fabricated beating on him by challenging Mitsuba to a duel. She would then accept the duel as a high potch wager and would, normally, win handily, being a strong and talented swordswoman.
Reinhold participated under the false assumption that Mitsuba had uncovered some secret of his to blackmail him with. Mitsuba just happened to pass him by as he was reading a letter and Reinhold erroneously thought she had seen the sensitive information in the letter, forcing him into a life of servitude. Jeremy was one of her past victims and he harboured a grudge against her because of this. She, on the other hand, just dismissed him as a weakling. During the Island Liberation War, Mitsuba set up her operation on Na-Nal Island only to be unexpectedly defeated by the leader of the Headquarters Ship. She agreed to join the crew after her defeat, frustrated with Reinhold for sending such powerful marks against her.
She suspended her operation for the remainder of the war, but once it had finished, she continued to make a living using Reinhold to set up her duels.
- Gensosuikoden Kiwami Encyclopedia, pages 480-1