Marie

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Marie
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Species Inkling
Hair Color Light Grey/Lime
Eye Color Golden
Age At least 17[1]
Gender Female
Location Inkopolis Plaza
Staaaay fresh!
— the Squid Sisters' catchphrase.

Marie is a part of the Squid Sisters pop idol duo and a host of Inkopolis News, alongside her cousin Callie. Her signature color is lime green.

Appearance

The coloration on the ends of Marie's tentacles.

Marie is a very fashionable Inkling, and has a more laid-back design in comparison to her cousin. Her tentacles, which are light gray, are tied in a large bow on the right side of her head, with the ends wrapped around to the other side and curling up slightly at the ends. Marie also has a faint green tinge at the ends of her tentacles. She has large, downturned eyes with gold irises and light brown pupils in the shape of a plus or a 'ninja star'. Her eye markings end in small, slightly curved points, and her eyebrows are large and oval shaped. Her ears are slightly narrower and longer than those of the average Inkling, and on them she wears a pair of chunky, milk-white earrings. Her outfit, which appears to be a corset dress, is black with a reflective texture, as if covered in sequins. On the front are three bright green marks, which, somewhat morbidly, are made to look like the cuts made in squid when it is cooked, and the underside of the skirt portion is also bright green. With this outfit, she wears green tights, black shorts, white gloves, and a small, white, pointed neck accessory giving the impression of a shirt collar. On her feet, Marie wears a pair of black wedge shoes with a texture similar to leather, which have a shiny green material on the bottom and two green buttons on either side of the ankle. She wears a green and white hat resembling a calamari ring, and has a birthmark or a lone freckle on her right cheek.

During a Splatfest, any part of Marie's appearance that is normally bright green will change to match the color of her Splatfest Team, including the ends of her tentacles.

As a child, Marie wore traditional Japanese-style clothing, and her tentacles were much shorter. Her first outfit, shown in Sunken Scroll 17, consisted of a black yukata with a white polka dot pattern at the bottom, and a pair of thick black zōri with pink thongs. On the left side of her head, she wore a green and white accessory that simply looked like a smaller version of her current calamari hat. For her second outfit, which was shown in promo art for the Japanese Grasshopper vs. Ant Splatfest, Marie wore a white yukata with a seashell pattern in lime green, navy blue, and dull purple. The calamari accessory had taken on a dark purple tint in addition to its existing colors.

Personality

Marie is seemingly quieter and not as excitable as her cousin, and usually only gives a half-smile, if at all. She can be a little sarcastic from time to time, and slightly prone to complaining, but is usually in a mild mood. Overall, her disposition is laid-back and friendly/grumpy. She is also an expert at doing impressions, as mentioned by Agent 1.

She dislikes overly-thrilling activities, and can even be somewhat lazy. She also doesn't seem to be a big fan of tomatoes.

When anticipating an announcement (for example, the theme of a Splatfest, or the contents of an update), she often repeats herself in excitement. (Ex. "What is it? What is it?!")

She mentions several times on Inkopolis News that her preferred weapon class is the Charger. Given the existence of the Hero Charger Replica and her role as Agent 2, it is possible that Marie used a Charger in Octo Valley.

Early Life

Callie and Marie winning Inkopolis's first annual Youth Folk-Singing Contest.

Marie was raised in Calamari County. At a young age, she became interested in singing and entered Inkopolis' first annual Youth Folk-Singing Contest with her cousin, Callie. Their stunning performance earned them a standing ovation from the audience, as well as a first place trophy and certificate.

After moving to Inkopolis, Marie worked at Walleye Warehouse with Callie. In English localizations she clearly resented this job, saying that the best thing about it "was quitting" and, in the North American version, apparently burning her uniform. In the Japanese version, however, the worst thing she has to say about working at Walleye Warehouse is that its cafeteria food was greasy.

Career

Riding on the fame following her win at the Youth Folk-Singing Contest, Marie joined Callie in creating the Squid Sisters. Their repertoire includes a modern take on an ancient melody, a song unique to Splatfests, and a song used to defeat DJ Octavio. They have risen in notoriety, eventually becoming Inkopolis' premier pop icons, performing at Splatfests, and hosting Inkopolis News.

Inkopolis News

Callie and Marie in the studio.
Main article: Inkopolis News

Marie hosts Inkopolis News with her cousin, Callie. Callie usually interjects humorous statements regarding stage news, often poking fun at Marie in the process. Marie often groans at Callie's puns, but is known to make silly comments herself. An example of this is when Callie asks her about strategic advice. Her responses can range from amusingly obvious to almost nonsensical, and may occasionally even stray off the topic of battle altogether. Marie also helps announce update and Splatfest news, and can be seen chatting with Callie in Inkopolis News Studio on the second floor of Booyah Base.

In the manga series

She, along with Callie, first appeared in issue 1 of the CoroCoro manga Splatoon, where she announced the CoroCoro Cup. She and Callie are hosts and commentators for that tournament. She now often appears in issues starting with issue 2.

Splatfest

Main article: Splatfest

When a Splatfest occurs, Callie and Marie announce the theme prior to the event, each siding with a specific team. When the day of the Splatfest arrives, they can be seen singing and dancing atop trucks equipped with platforms and stage equipment. Upon the event's conclusion, they announce the winner in a special segment of Inkopolis News. While Callie has won twenty-six Splatfests, Marie has only won nineteen, but she won the "final" Splatfest.

Splatfest Choices
North America Europe and Oceania Japan
Callie Marie Callie Marie Callie Marie
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Cats
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Dogs
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Rock
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Pop
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Rice
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Bread
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Roller Coasters
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Water Slides
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Eating
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Sleeping
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Red Fox
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Green Tanuki
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Marshmallows
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Hot Dogs
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North Pole
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South Pole
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Lemon Tea
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Milk Tea
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Autobots
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Decepticons
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Singing
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Dancing
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Grasshopper
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Ant
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Art
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Science
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Messy
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Tidy
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Boke
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Tsukkomi
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Cars
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Planes
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Cats
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Dogs
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Squid
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Octopus
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Pirates
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Ninjas
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Zombies
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Ghosts
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Love
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Money
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Burgers
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Pizza
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Delicious
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Disgusting
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Mountain Food
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Sea Food
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Naughty
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Nice
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Fit
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Rich
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Red Fox
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Green Tanuki
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Past
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Future
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Barbarian
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Ninja
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Perfect Body
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Perfect Brain
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Pokémon Red
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Pokémon Blue
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Pokémon Red
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Pokémon Blue
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Pokémon Red
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Pokémon Green
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Snowman
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Sandcastle
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Hoverboard
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Jet Pack
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Go all out!
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Focus on healing
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SpongeBob
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Patrick
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SpongeBob
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Patrick
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Tuna Mayonnaise Onigiri
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Red Salmon Onigiri
Global
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Fancy Party
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Costume Party
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Black Tie Event
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Fancy Dress Party
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Fancy Party
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Costume Party
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Note: Bold text signifies a Splatfest victory.

Octo Valley

Agent 2's icon in Octo Valley.

As hinted throughout Octo Valley, Marie is Agent 2 and Cap'n Cuttlefish is her grandfather. While posing as Agent 2, she wears a green hat, a white face mask, and what appears to be a green t-shirt. Her attire suggests she is hiding her real identity from any fans that might happen to see her. Throughout Octo Valley, Marie is heard communicating to Cap'n Cuttlefish, Agent 1, and Agent 3 regarding the looming Octarian menace. By performing a song with Agent 1, or Callie, Marie is able to distract DJ Octavio and free the Cap'n in the Octo Valley mission Enter the Octobot King!

Trivia

  • Together with Callie's name, Marie's name forms the word "calamari", which is an Italian squid dish.
  • Marie's Japanese name is derived from a real-world species: "Hotaru-ika" is the Japanese name for the Firefly Squid.
  • Like Callie, Marie's hat is not attached and can be seen flying off of her head for a moment when she jumps.
  • Several fans have noted that Marie resembles Jeanne from the Bayonetta series. It is unknown if this was intentional.
  • During the Inkopolis News when discussing weapon preferences for Moray Towers Marie will say "Chargers are the very best, like no gun ever was."[2] This is a reference to the opening lyrics used for the intro for the first season of Pokémon's English dub.
  • Marie seems to be cross-dominant; she has been shown writing with her right hand but holding chopsticks with her left.
  • Although her hair is mostly light gray, Marie's normal ink color is bright green, as proven by her amiibo figure. This is also shown when Marie is in her squid form, as seen in Super Mario Maker and Miitomo.

Gallery

For images of Marie and Callie together, see Squid Sisters.

Splatfest Promotional Art

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホタル
Hotaru
From Hotaru-ika (Japanese for Firefly squid)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Tina Feminine name, Spanish for tub. With Callie's Spanish name (Mar), it forms Martina.
FlagFrance.svg French Oly Together with Callie's French name (Ayo), it forms a pun on aioli.
FlagGermany.svg German Limone From limone (lime), referring to her main color and also as a pun for a sauce.
FlagItaly.svg Italian Marina From marina (marine). With Callie's Italian name (Stella), it forms stella marina (starfish).
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мари
Mari
Transcription of English name

References

  1. referencing to an article of Splatune.
  2. http://i.imgur.com/UKVnK7o.jpg
Characters in Splatoon
Main Major Agent 3 · Cap'n Cuttlefish · Judd · Squid Sisters (Callie · Marie)
Minor Ammoses Shellendorf · Bob Dub · Chirpy Chips · DJ Lee Fish · Hightide Era
Squid Squad · Squidbeak Splatoon · Turquoise October
Enemies DJ Octavio · Great Octoweapons · Octarians
Vendors Annie · Moe · Crusty Sean · Jelonzo · Sheldon · Spyke
Species Inkling · Jellyfish · Zapfish · Super Sea Snail