|“||It's another great day, so let's give it our best! Yeah!||”|
— Dialogue in Tentakeel Outpost.
Callie is a recurring character in the Splatoon series. She is part of the Squid Sisters pop idol duo, along with her cousin Marie, as well as Agent 1 of the New Squidbeak Splatoon. In Splatoon, she co-hosted Inkopolis News and Splatfest events. Additionally, she is a major character in the single-player modes Octo Valley (Splatoon), Octo Canyon (Splatoon 2), and Return of the Mammalians (Splatoon 3). Her signature color is magenta.
She is voiced by keity.pop.
Callie is a very fashionable Inkling and has a more 'outgoing' design in comparison to her cousin. She sports a classic twin-tail hairstyle, with calf-length black tentacles and a large bow on the back of her head. The ends of her tentacles have a pink gradient and are decorated with spots. She parts her bangs to the left. Unlike the usual Inkling eye mask, Callie's eye markings are more angular, with small eyelash-like points, and include a beauty mark under her left eye. She has large golden irises and plus-shaped brown pupils underneath large oval eyebrows. Her ears are slightly narrower, longer, and more upturned than those of the average Inkling.
Callie wears a black strapless romper that features puffy shorts and a heart-shaped neckline. The top of her outfit is form-fitting and closes with pink laces in the back. The romper is made of a reflective material covered in color-shifting hexagonal sequins. On the front are three horizontal magenta stripes, which resemble the cuts made in ikayaki, or grilled squid, a popular Japanese festival food. With this outfit, she wears magenta tights, white gloves, chunky white hoop earrings, and a detached white pointed collar. On her feet, Callie wears a pair of ankle-high black boots, with pink wedge heels and two pink buttons on either side of the ankle.
On the right side of her head is a pink and white hat resembling ika sōmen—a squid sashimi dish from Japan—on top of a shiso leaf. The sashimi can be seen briefly flying off when she jumps, as it only rests on top of her head.
During a Splatfest, any part of Callie's appearance that is normally pink changes to match the color of her Splatfest team, including the ends of her tentacles. This represents her normal ink color, as seen in her amiibo figure and squid form in Super Mario Maker and Miitomo.
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.
During the story mode in Splatoon while posing as Agent 1, Callie is shown in a more undercover outfit, with only the top half known. She wears a pink beanie with a yellow sea star on the right side. It covers most of her hairstyle, and only her twin tentacles and right bang can be seen peaking out. On her face is a pair of black sunglasses, and she wears what appears to be a pink T-shirt. Interestingly, 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 being brainwashed by DJ Octavio, Callie's style changes drastically. Her outfit is more 'rebellious': she wears a small black leather crop top with padded shoulders, which has a spiked collar, three vertical pink stripes on the front, and a zipper on the back. Her exposed midriff is decorated with a pink octopus-shaped temporary tattoo to the left of her navel which, according to The Art of Splatoon 2, can be washed off with hot water. She wears black leather low-cut short shorts with a spike-studded waistband; peeking out from underneath is a bit of pink fabric, possibly undergarments. She also wears dark purple tights covered in magenta sequins.
On her feet are black heeled boots with pink soles, with two skull-shaped buckles positioned on the outside of each ankle. Her usual earrings have been replaced by golden octopus-sausage-shaped earrings, and her hat, instead of the usual squid sashimi, has an octopus sashimi on top of a pink shiso leaf.
Additionally, she wears DJ Octavio's hypnoshades, a pair of animated sunglasses that he uses to keep her under his influence.
After being rescued
At Tentakeel Outpost in Splatoon 2, Callie's outfit appears to be similar or even the same as her Agent 1 attire, but with added complexities. She wears a pink cardigan over a white shirt and black camisole, a pair of black shorts, a pair of brown wedge-heeled boots with pink socks, white chunky hoop earrings, and a similar pink beanie with a yellow sea star on the right side. She no longer wears sunglasses.
Callie sports a new outfit and yellow ink color in Splatoon 3, to signify her role as Agent 1 in the New Squidbeak Splatoon. Her outfit is very similar to her original Squid Sister ensemble, but with notable differences, being overall more mature and professional in appearance.
Instead of both tentacles being tied in the back, Callie now styles the right tentacle to the front, framing her face. She wears a sleeveless black tube dress with three horizontal yellow stripes, white tights, and black ankle-high boots, with silver wedge heels. She still wears her signature ika-somen hat, but the skin of the sashimi is now black with yellow spots and rests on a yellow shiso leaf. For accessories, Callie wears chunky iridescent earrings, black gloves, a large silver choker, and a matching silver bandolier crossed over her left shoulder.
Callie is often depicted wearing traditional Japanese-style clothing as a child. Her tentacles were somewhat messy, had no bangs, and were much shorter, with the longest one falling just past her left ear. Her first outfit, shown in Sunken Scroll 17, consisted of a dark magenta kimono with a white squid pattern on the sleeves and a white flower pattern towards the bottom hem. She wore a pair of thick black okobo sandals with pink thongs. Pinned to the left side of her head was a magenta shiso leaf.
For her second outfit, which was shown in promotional art for the Japanese Grasshopper vs. Ant Splatfest, Callie wore a red-orange yukata with a white jellyfish pattern and straw zōri sandals with purple thongs. She accessorized with a green shiso leaf with orange splotches on the left side of her head.
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 stargazing 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 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. Callie also states in Pinwheel Power Plant that she dislikes seafood, though the Squid vs. Octopus Splatfest seems to contradict this. She also 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 incredibly rich, being described by Marie as having "more money than [she] can count" - 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, although, like her grandfather, she also enjoys crabby cakes. Easily distracted by cute, pretty, or striking things, many of her stage comments are about something completely irrelevant to the battle.
In the Japanese version of Splatoon 2, Callie's speech while she is brainwashed is entirely rendered in katakana, like DJ Octavio. In Japanese media, katakana is used to display a foreign language or an accent of some sort. This implies that Callie is speaking Octarian. 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.
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. After she was recruited by Cuttlefish, Callie was responsible for recruiting Marie. 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.
An important note to her character heavily implied in the relationship chart is that Callie could have willingly gone to the Octarians as a way to escape her life as a celebrity. In her relationship chart with DJ Octavio, they seem to have an ongoing conversation of Callie joining the Octarians with her saying "OK, fine. I'll hear you out". She's also shown to have no resentment towards the Octarians after or before being brainwashed by some of her dialogue in Splatoon 2 (and again in the relationship chart).
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 Bomb Rush Blush, 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:
As part of the New Squidbeak Splatoon along with Marie and the Captain, Callie has been doing reconnaissance work into a previously undiscovered shelter that was abandoned by humans, called Alterna. The new Agent 3 first encounters the trio on Future Utopia Island after falling into Alterna due to a cave-in. Callie accompanies Agent 3 as they complete challenges across the six sites, occasionally rewarding them with power eggs.
After Agent 3 bests the three bosses and collects all components of the treasure, Callie and Marie assemble the machine for the Captain to use in order to remove all of the Fuzzy Ooze surrounding the Alterna Space Center, where the Squid Sisters grandfather, Craig Cuttlefish, has been taken captive. After the members of Deep Cut become 'underlings' of Marie, Callie expresses excitement at Marie's new position as 'boss'.
When the New Squidbeak Splatoon finally reaches Craig Cuttlefish, they are heartbroken to find that their grandfather has presumably been dehydrated. However, Cuttlefish is revived after a tear from the Captain falls on him.
Callie also shows great admiration towards Deep Cut, as shown in her dialogue in Alterna, finishing Deep Cut's intro before singing Calamari Inkantation 3MIX.
- See also: Squid Sisters
|Image||Fictional Band||Song Name||Audio|
|Callie||Bomb Rush Blush|
|DJ Octavio feat. Callie||Bomb Rush Blush|
|DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs. Marie||Tidal Rush|
In the manga series
Callie, 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 doesn't make another appearance in the manga until Volume 11, where like in the game, she is brainwashed by DJ Octavio and fights Agents 3 and 4; Goggles and Gloves respectively. Her role during this arc is similar to her role in Splatoon 2.
|Agent 1's Deck|
Talking to Callie in Alterna:
"Agent 2 doesn't think I should drive the rocket. But what do YOU think, Agent 3?"
"Did you know you can jump back to any previous kettles directly from the menu?"
"Hey, is it snack time yet? You hungry?"
"Who would have thought there'd be ANOTHER rocket?"
"...Wait-did I say that already?!"
"Where did you meet Smallfry, by the way?"
"Solo albums are OK, but don't you think collabs are much more fun?"
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- According to Sunken Scroll 22 in Splatoon 2, Callie owns a weblog.
- Callie's hair bang appears to be white underneath, as shown in the Show No Mercy! vs. Focus on Healing promotional art; however, this detail is not present in her in-game model.
- 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 says, "Rollers are super effective here!" This is a reference to the Pokémon games' type effectiveness system.
- 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 is shown catching a pet for Marie in Splatfest artwork. The pet resembles a scallop that has the ability to fly with its shells acting as wings. The creature first appeared in artwork for Grasshopper vs. Ant, where Callie is seen catching it and Marie is seen with it in a cage. It is also shown hiding in Marie's lab coat pocket in artwork for Perfect Body vs. Perfect Mind. The creature is again seen in a cage at Cuttlefish Cabin in Octo Canyon.
- When scanning the Callie amiibo in the amiibo box in Inkopolis Plaza in Splatoon 3 during a Splatfest, she will show up, despite being unable to do the same when in photo mode.
- According to The Art of Splatoon 2, Callie keeps her hypnoshades in her purse. This explains the fact that the dialogue is different when the player replays Bomb Rush Blush.
- In Splatoon 3, Callie's signature can be seen on the exterior of Hotlantis.
"Callie" is the diminutive of either "Caroline", meaning "beautiful (or strong) woman", or "Calista", from the Greek for "goddess of beauty". When placed next to each other, Callie and Marie's names sound like "calamari", the culinary name for squid.
Names in other languages
|From the Japanese word アオリイカ aori-ika "bigfin reef squid"|
|Dutch||Callie||Same as the English name.|
|French||Ayo||With Marie's French name (Oly), it sounds like aioli|
|German||Aioli||From aioli, a type of sauce.|
|Italian||Stella||From stella, or star. With Marie's Italian name (Marina), it forms stella marina, or starfish|
|Transliteration of the English name.|
|Spanish||Mar||Spanish for sea. With Marie's Spanish name (Tina), it forms martina.|
|Chinese (Simplified)||香匙[note 1]
|The common name for bigfin reef squid.|
A nickname derived from 莱氏拟乌贼; pinyin: lái shì nǐ wūzéi, the proper name for bigfin reef squid.
"凱莉" or "Kǎi lì"
|Transliteration of the Japanese name.|
|Internal||Aori||From the 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!")
- Live from Squid Research Lab — Once you meet a certain condition after the V.3.0...
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- Leanny on GitHub