— the Squid Sisters' catchphrase.
Callie is a very fashionable Inkling, and has a more ‘edgy’ design in comparison to her cousin. Her tentacles, which are black with a pink-purple 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 or a 'ninja star'. Her eye markings end in small 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, milk-white earrings. Her outfit, which appears to be a romper with a corset and 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, are made to look like 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 similar to leather, which has a shiny pink-purple 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 Ikayaki on her head, and has a birthmark or a beauty mark on her left cheek.
During a Splatfest, any part of Callie's appearance that is normally magenta will change 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 pink-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 is swept to the left like Marie 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 pink-purple accessory had changed to green and red, and she had what seems to be a blue inner tube strapped to her back.
While brainwashed by DJ Octavio, she wears a radically different outfit. She wears a small tank top in her colors that exposes her midriff, revealing an octopus tramp stamp near her belly button. Her earrings have been replaced by gold octopus earrings and her hat resembles an octopus tentacle. Her shorts appear to be made of black leather and are low-cut enough to reveal a glimpse of pink fabric (possibly from her panties), and her tights are purple with sequins. Additionally, she wears a pair of sunglasses revealed to be Octavio's hypnoshades, which he uses to keep her under his influence.
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Callie is very animated and excitable, and is usually seen with a grin on her face. She is rather fond of puns, and uses them from time to time; a habit that tends to annoy her cousin a little. She is often quite optimistic and caring; in the Japanese version of Splatoon, she thanks her Splatfest team for doing their best, whether she won or not. Unlike Marie's sarcastic comments, Callie seems to always have something happy and innocent to say.
She seems to gravitate toward exciting activities, such as driving, running around, and going camping. However, she has expressed having a fear of heights, skateboarding, and even Bluefin Depot, and cannot ride a bicycle or drive, which is ironic as she represented cars in the Cars vs. Planes Splatfest. She also loves to eat and often talks about food, much to the chagrin and occasional disgust of Marie. Her favorite food appears to be chips. Easily distracted by cute, pretty, or striking things, many of her stage comments are about something totally irrelevant to the battle. Callie also seems to have a fascination with clothing and makeup.
It is mentioned numerous times in Inkopolis News dialogue that her favorite weapon class is the Roller. Given the existence of the Hero Roller Replica and her role as Agent 1, it is possible that Callie used a Roller in Octo Valley.
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. This success made them instant pop icons.
After moving to Inkopolis, Callie worked at Walleye Warehouse with Marie for some time before eventually becoming the Squid Sisters idol group.
Riding on the fame following her win at the Youth Folk-Singing Contest, Callie joined Marie 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.
- Main article: Inkopolis News
Callie hosts Inkopolis News with her cousin, Marie. Callie usually interjects humorous statements regarding stage news, often poking fun at Marie in the process. Callie also helps announce update and Splatfest news, and can be seen chatting with Marie in Inkopolis News Studio on the second floor of Booyah Base.
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 now often appears in issues starting with issue 2.
- 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's team has won twenty-six Splatfests, Marie's has only won nineteen.
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Note: Bold text signifies a Splatfest victory.
- Main article: Octo Valley (mode)
As hinted throughout Octo Valley, Callie is Agent 1 and Cap'n Cuttlefish is her grandfather. 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 if her tentacles are worn down or is still tied in a bow, but covered by her beanie. Noticeably, her beauty mark isn't present. Her attire suggests she is hiding her real identity from any fans that might happen to see her. Throughout Octo Valley, Callie is heard communicating to Cap'n Cuttlefish, Agent 2, and Agent 3 regarding the looming Octarian menace. By performing a song with Agent 2, or Marie, Callie is able to distract DJ Octavio and free the Cap'n in the Octo Valley mission Enter the Octobot King!
- Main article: Octo Canyon (mode)
In Splatoon 2 Callie's disappearance at the same time as the Great Zapfish's alerts Marie to the return of DJ Octavio, leading to the recruitment of Agent 4. As the new agent made their way through Octo Canyon, Marie begins receiving peculiar radio messages that are later revealed to be coming from Callie. When Agent 4 and Marie finally discover Callie, they learn that she has fallen under the influence of DJ Octavio's "hypnoshades" and is now working as one of his subordinates. During the following battle, Marie manages to shoot off the hypnoshades with her Hero Charger, bringing Callie back to her senses.
If the mission is replayed, Callie's reason for wearing the hypnoshades again is that they "look good on her".
- Callie's name forms something that resembles the word "calamari" when combined with Marie's name. Calamari is an Italian squid dish and literally 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
- 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 of her head for a moment when she jumps.
- Her hair bang appears to be somewhat unruly when in motion or jumping, showing white at the bottom, as shown in the Go all out vs Focus on healing promo art. Though this isn't present in the game during the Splatfest dance. The same likely goes for Marie.
- Several fans have noted that Callie resembles Bayonetta from the Bayonetta series. It is unknown if this was intentional.
- From Inkopolis News dialogue, Callie is a big fan of chips.
- 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 your town.
Closeup of Callie, showing the plus-shaped pupils unique to her and Marie.
Callie dancing during a Splatfest.
Callie's eyes next to her team's Splatfest Power.
Callie's amiibo figure.
A Callie-themed postcard for the final Splatfest.
Callie as she appears while brainwashed by DJ Octavio
Splatfest Promotional Art
Names in other languages
|From Aori-ika (Japanese for Bigfin reef squid)|
|French||Ayo||Together with Marie's French name (Oly), it forms a pun on 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.|
- referencing to an article of Splatune.
|Characters in the Splatoon series|