|“||It's another great day, so let's give it our best! Yeah!||”|
— Dialogue in Tentakeel Outpost.
She is voiced by keity.pop.
Callie is a very fashionable Inkling and has a more 'edgy' design in comparison to her cousin. Her tentacles, which are black with a purplish-pink tinge at the ends, are very long and tied in a large bow on the back of her head, leaving the ends to dangle, along with a bang swept to the right of her face. She has large, angular eyes with gold irises and light-brown pupils in the shape of a plus. Her black eye markings end in small eyelash-like points, and her eyebrows are large and oval-shaped. Her ears are slightly narrower, longer, and upturned than those of the average Inkling, and on them, she wears a pair of chunky, milky white earrings. Her outfit, which appears to be a romper with a corset and purplish pink lacing in the back and puffy shorts, is black with a reflective texture as if covered in sequins. On the front are three magenta marks, which, somewhat morbidly, resemble the cuts made in squid when it is cooked. With this outfit, she wears magenta tights, white gloves, and a small, white, pointed neck accessory giving the impression of a shirt collar. On her feet, Callie wears a pair of black wedge shoes with a texture like leather, which has a shiny purplish-pink material on the bottom and two pink buttons on either side of the ankle. She wears a pink and white hat resembling the Japanese fast food known as Ikayaki on her head and has a beauty mark on her left cheek. During a Splatfest, any part of Callie's appearance that is normally magenta changed to match the color of her Splatfest team, including the ends of her tentacles.
As a child, Callie wore traditional Japanese-style clothing, and her tentacles were somewhat messy and much shorter, with the longest one falling just past her left ear. Her first outfit, shown in Sunken Scroll 17, consisted of a purple yukata with a squid pattern on the sleeves and a flower pattern towards the bottom, and a pair of thick black zōri with purple thongs. On the left side of her head, she wore some sort of purple accessory, resembling the feather part of her hat, and her bang was swept to the left like Marie's instead of the right. For her second outfit, which was shown in promo art for the Japanese Grasshopper vs. Ant Splatfest, Callie wore a red-orange yukata with a white jellyfish pattern and thinner zōri, but still with purple thongs. The purple accessory had changed to green and red, and she had what seems to be a blue inner tube strapped to her back.
While posing as Agent 1, she wears a pink beanie with a star on the left side with her bang showing, a pair of sunglasses, and what appears to be a pink T-shirt. It is unknown how her tentacles are worn as they are covered by her beanie. Noticeably, her beauty mark is not present. Her attire suggests she is hiding her real identity from any fans that may happen to see her.
While brainwashed by DJ Octavio, she wears a radically different outfit - a small black crop top exposing her midriff with three pink marks like her stage outfit, revealing a pink octopus-shaped temporary tattoo near her navel. Her earrings have been replaced by golden octopus-shaped earrings and her hat resembles an octopus tentacle or takoyaki (fried octopus). Her shorts appear to be made of black leather and are low cut enough to reveal a glimpse of pink fabric, possibly her undergarments, and her tights are dark purple with a magenta tinge and sequins, giving them a galactic look. Additionally, she wears a pair of sunglasses revealed to be DJ Octavio's hypnoshades, which he uses to keep her under his influence.
At Tentakeel Outpost, Callie wears a more casual outfit: a white shirt with a black undershirt and a pink hoodie, a pair of black shorts, a pair of brown heeled shoes with pink socks sticking out, earrings, and the same pink beanie she wears as Agent 1 of the same color as her hoodie with the yellow star introduced in Splatoon.
In her squid form, as seen in Super Mario Maker, Callie is a standard pink squid, but with her signature pupils and eyelash-like points on top of her eye markings.
Personality and traits
Callie is very cheerful and excitable, and usually sports a grin on her face. She values her bond with her cousin Marie, with the two having been inseparable since they were young. As children, they enjoyed star-gazing and playing tag together. She is particularly attentive to Marie's changes in mood, even noting when the latter wants to drink a latte based on expression alone. When by herself, however, Callie can become upset and prone to overthinking.
She is rather fond of puns and uses them from time to time, a habit that tends to annoy her cousin. She is also optimistic and caring; in the Japanese version of Splatoon, she thanks her Splatfest team for doing their best regardless of whether she won or not. Unlike Marie's sarcastic quips, Callie always seems to have something happy and innocent to say. She looks at the bright side of things while providing stage commentary.
Callie gravitates towards exciting outdoor activities, such as driving, running around, and going camping. She also loves art, decorating the Octo Canyon with fabric and tape while under the influence of DJ Octavio's hypnoshades, and representing the discipline in the Art vs. Science Splatfest, though her drawings have been described cheekily by Marie as "avant-garde". She has expressed a fear of heights, ghosts, skateboarding, and even Bluefin Depot. She hates Flooders and spinning platforms, as she easily becomes motion sick, and cannot ride a bicycle or drive, which is ironic as she represented cars in the Cars vs. Planes Splatfest. She is also incredibly rich - also ironic as she did not represent money in the Love vs. Money Splatfest. Some of her Splatfest choices are energetic and uplifting - for example, her choices of Fit, Love and Perfect Body. She also loves to eat and often talks about food, much to the chagrin and occasional disgust of Marie. Her favorite food is chips. Easily distracted by cute, pretty, or striking things, many of her stage comments are about something completely irrelevant to the battle.
It is mentioned numerous times in Inkopolis News dialogue that her favorite weapon class is the Roller. Given the existence of the Hero Roller and her role as Agent 1, it is possible that Callie used a Roller in Octo Valley. Her favorite special weapon seems to be the Bomb Rush - therefore, her favorite weapon might be the Carbon Roller Deco as it is the only roller with Bomb Rush.
In the Japanese version of Splatoon 2, Callie's speech while she is brainwashed is entirely rendered in katakana, like DJ Octavio. After Marie hits Callie with her low-tide ink, she begins to regain her ability to speak normally. During the Inkopolis Live concert at Tokaigi 2018, Callie briefly speaks in katakana as a joke. While brainwashed, Callie becomes ruthless and power-hungry and uses cruel jokes, even referring to her cousin Marie as "grandma". This is a reference to the final Splatfest announcement dialogue, where Callie said to Marie "You and your gray hair are going down, grandma!".
Although mainly cheerful, Callie can occasionally get tired of Marie's sassiness and make cruel comments herself, which she is very prone to while brainwashed. This is seen when she "got personal" during the result announcement of the Early Bird vs. Night Owl Splatfest and the Naughty vs. Nice Splatfest where she asked Marie why she was the one on Team Naughty, in which she ends up getting frightened and says she never meant anything by it. This implies that the brainwashing made her forget Marie and also heightened up her own sassiness.
Callie 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, Marie. Their stunning performance earned them a standing ovation from the audience, as well as a first-place trophy and certificate. However, this success did not make them instant stars. Although Callie eventually joined Marie in creating the Squid Sisters pop group, for a time after their move to Inkopolis together, the two struggled to make ends meet, and so worked part-time at Walleye Warehouse during their early years as professional singers. Callie also worked part-time at Piranha Pit.
Despite these setbacks, they eventually rose in fame, quickly becoming Inkopolis' premier pop icons in the process.
By the events of Splatoon, the Squid Sisters had become household names in Inkopolis Plaza, with one of their celebrity jobs being hosting Inkopolis News. Callie usually opened with humorous statements regarding stage news, gently poking fun at Marie in the process. She also helped announce updates and Splatfest news and could be seen chatting with Marie in the Inkopolis News Studio. Whenever a Splatfest occurred, Callie and Marie could be seen singing and dancing to City of Color atop trucks in the Plaza equipped with platforms and stage equipment. Across all regions, Callie's team won 25 Splatfests, while Marie's only won 18.
Callie also made a major appearance during Octo Valley. After initially making a news broadcast about the disappearance of the Great Zapfish, she appeared as Agent 1 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon, led by her grandfather, Cap'n Cuttlefish, with Marie as Agent 2. Throughout Octo Valley, Callie is heard communicating with Cuttlefish, Marie, and Agent 3 regarding the looming Octarian menace. Once Cuttlefish was kidnapped after Agent 3 defeated the Octomaw, the two agents acted as Agent 3's mentors in his place, albeit in disguise, not revealing their true identities.
The group eventually reunited during Enter the Octobot King!. As the final phase of the battle with DJ Octavio began, Callie and Marie performed the Calamari Inkantation, revealing their true identities as the Squid Sisters, freeing Cuttlefish, and spurring Agent 3 to defeat Octavio. The two revealed the Great Zapfish's return on Inkopolis News, not disclosing their part in its rescue, and performed Maritime Memory over the credits.
As detailed in the Squid Sisters Stories, by nine months after the Callie vs. Marie Splatfest, the Squid Sisters rocketed to new heights of popularity, becoming the biggest stars in Inkling society. After releasing her solo record, Bomb Rush Blush, Callie began making guest appearances on variety shows and eventually became a TV drama actress. With this extra fame and work, they eventually stepped down as hosts of Inkopolis News to focus on their solo careers and were replaced by Pearl and Marina of Off the Hook.
With work forcing the Squid Sisters continually further apart, Marie began to worry that the Splatfest had harmed their relationship. Eventually sharing a day off, the two met up to dispel their worries and agreed on taking a short trip home to Calamari County. However, Callie never arrived, prompting Marie to leave and search for her. Realizing that the Great Zapfish had also gone missing and Cap'n Cuttlefish was not around to guard DJ Octavio, Marie left to Inkopolis Square to find an Inkling who could help her.
In Splatoon 2, Marie recruited Agent 4 to explore Octo Canyon and help find Callie and the Great Zapfish. While doing so, Marie began receiving peculiar radio messages that were later revealed to be coming from Callie. When Agent 4 and Marie finally discovered Callie in Tide Goes Out, they found out that she had fallen under the influence of DJ Octavio's "hypnoshades" and was working as one of his subordinates. During the following battle, Marie managed to shoot off the hypnoshades with her Hero Charger, bringing Callie back to her senses and eventually reuniting the Squid Sisters. After DJ Octavio was defeated for the second time, the Squid Sisters made a new single, Fresh Start, which is played over the credits. If the final boss mission is replayed, Callie's reason for siding with the Octarians again is that the hypnoshades "look good on her".
As revealed in Version 3.0.0, Callie later joined Marie at Cuttlefish Cabin. During their conversations with Agent 4, Callie provides statistical information about the player and a daily "lucky weapon" horoscope, with the following as an example:
- See also: Squid Sisters
|Image||Fictional Band||Song Name||Audio|
|Callie||Bomb Rush Blush|
|DJ Octavio featuring Callie||Bomb Rush Blush|
|DJ Octavio featuring Callie vs. Marie||Tidal Rush|
In the manga series
She, along with Marie, first appeared in Issue 1 of the CoroCoro manga Splatoon, where she announced the CoroCoro Cup. She and Marie are hosts and commentators for that tournament. She also told Team Blue about Booyah Base along with Marie.
- Callie's name forms something that resembles the word "calamari" when combined with Marie's name. Calamari is an Italian squid dish and translates to "squid".
- Callie's Japanese name is derived from a real-world species: "Aori-ika" is the Japanese name for the bigfin reef squid.
- Callie's hair accessory looks like ika sōmen, a squid dish commonly served on decorative leaves. Both the dots and the leaf change color during Splatfests.
- According to Scroll 22 of the Sunken Scrolls in Splatoon 2, Callie owns a weblog.
- Like Marie, Callie's hat is not attached and can be seen flying off her head for a moment when she jumps.
- Her hair bang appears to be somewhat unruly when in motion or jumping, showing the white at the bottom, as shown in the Go all out! vs. Focus on healing promotional art. However, this is not present in Splatoon during the Squid Sisters' Splatfest dance.
- Although her hair is mostly black, Callie's normal ink color is magenta, as proven by her amiibo figure. This is also shown when Callie is in her squid form, as seen in Super Mario Maker and Miitomo.
- Scanning the Callie amiibo into Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo allows Cece to visit the player's town.
- During the Inkopolis News when discussing weapon preferences for Moray Towers, Callie will say "Rollers are super effective here!" This is a reference to the Pokémon games' type effectiveness system.
- It is stated in The Art of Splatoon 2 that the tattoo she had when brainwashed is temporary, and can be washed off with hot water.
- When talking about the topic of Marie's kimono in Octo Canyon, Callie reveals that she has a similar kimono back at their home.
- It is revealed by Marie in Octo Canyon that Callie has "more money than she can count".
- At Cuttlefish Cabin, Callie states that she recruited Marie into the New Squidbeak Splatoon.
- Callie often strikes her 'Stay Fresh!' pose while announcing her Splatfest choice.
- Callie was on Team Chaos for the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest, as a reflection of her carefree and adventurous attitude.
- Callie has the longest tentacles of any of the other Inklings shown in the Splatoon series so far.
- Callie does not like seafood or heights, she says so in Pinwheel Power Plant.
- Callie was seen catching for Marie a pet in Splatfest artwork. The pet resembles an evolved form of a scallop that gained the ability to fly with its shells acting as wings. The creature appeared in artwork starting with Grasshopper vs. Ant, where Callie is seen catching it and Marie is shown with it caged. It is also shown hiding Marie's lab coat pocket in Art vs. Science. The creature was again seen in a cage in Octo Canyon.
- If the final boss battle is repeated in Octo Canyon, Marie will ask why she put on the Hypnoshades again, stating that Callie still owns the Hypnoshades.
- Callie often refers to Marie as grandma as a joke but used it as an insult while brainwashed.
Callie talking to Marie in the studio
Closeup of Callie, showing the plus-shaped pupils unique to her and Pearl, along with Marie
Callie dancing during a Splatfest
Callie's eyes next to her team's Splatfest Power
Icon of Callie as Agent 1 for Octo Valley
Callie-themed box art for the Callie vs. Marie Splatfest
Splatfest promotional art
A young Callie for Grasshopper vs. Ant
Callie performing live at Shiokalive at Tokaigi 2016
Callie live at Japan Expo 2016
Callie at Shiokalive at Cho Party 2016
Callie live at Haicalive Kyoto Mix, her outfit color scheme resembles the Famicom
Callie's amiibo figure
2D artwork for Octo Canyon
2D artwork for The Art of Splatoon 2
Callie as she appears while brainwashed by DJ Octavio
Callie's icon in Octo Canyon
Callie's hypnoshades being shot off by Marie
Callie remembering the Squid Sisters
Callie at Tentakeel Outpost
Callie's third icon in Octo Canyon, at Tentakeel Outpost
2D artwork for Chaos vs. Order
Splatoon 2 concept art
Names in other languages
|From Aori-ika (Japanese for Bigfin reef squid)|
|French||Ayo||With Marie's French name (Oly), it sounds like aioli.|
|French (NOA)||Ayo||With Marie's French name (Oly), it sounds like aioli.|
|German||Aioli||From aioli, a type of sauce.|
|Italian||Stella||From stella (star). With Marie's Italian name (Marina), it forms stella marina (starfish).|
|Transcription of English name|
|Spanish||Mar||Spanish for sea. With Marie's Spanish name (Tina), it forms Martina.|
|From Japanese name|
- Referencing an article from Splatune.
- 「デッカイ キカイにのって、だれかと たたかって…って あれ？キオクが… アハハ、なんてね！」(Rough translation by [ゴリライブ] 迫真ゴリラ: "Fighting someone on a big machine... Huh? My memory is... Ahaha, just kidding!")
- SplatoonUS Tumblr
- Live from Squid Research Lab: Callie: Team Chaos
- From the official Chinese release of The Art of Splatoon
Characters in Splatoon
Characters in Splatoon 2