Marie

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Marie
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Species Inkling
Height
Hair Color Light Gray/Lime Green
Eye Color Golden
Age At least 17[1]

Likely 19 (in Splatoon 2)

Gender Female
Location Inkopolis Plaza, Inkopolis Square, Octo Canyon
Shop
Members
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, along with a bang swept to the left of her face. 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, longer, and downturned 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 corset dress with green lacing in the back, 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 lime 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 beauty mark on her right cheek. It was revealed in Splatoon 2 that she has scars where Callie hit her with a bug net.

During a Splatfest, any part of Marie's appearance that is normally lime 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 and messier. 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.

In Splatoon 2, Marie once again dons traditional Japanese-style clothing that resembles the outfit she wore as a child. Her outfit consists of a dark grey kimono with triangle patterns around the waist and carries a parasol. She wears traditional Japanese sandals geta and a different, pink, headpiece.

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 very 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.

She has shown a demonstrably more cheeky side, as seen in the Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Blue splatfest ending dialogue, where Callie asked how to change the name of Marie’s Vulpix she traded her from “BLUEISBEST”, and Marie hurriedly ends the broadcast, slyly avoiding the question. In addition to this, when reattempting the final boss fight of ‘’Splatoon 2’’, at one point her dialogue reads: “Octavio, stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!”, having a laugh at the fact that you have to shoot DJ Octavio’s “fists” back at him.

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.

In Splatoon 2, she mentions that she is "more of a charger girl", and in the final battle, Bomb Rush Blush, she is shown using the Hero Charger.

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.

Over the course of the two years after the events of Splatoon, the Squid Sisters slowly drifted apart. Following the final Splatfest, they were rocketed to even greater fame as the biggest stars in Inkling society. However, after they released their first solo recordings, they began following separate paths. While Callie began making guest appearances on variety shows, Marie began putting on solo concerts, appearing on music shows, and even starting a career in theater. Their schedules allowed for little quality time spent together, but when they were together their relationship seemed to be intact. Unfortunately, Callie suddenly disappeared, which Marie discovered when she failed to show up for vacation back home in Calamari County. Fearful for what may have happened to her, Marie soon found that DJ Octavio had escaped his prison and moved to Inkopolis Square, where she hoped to find a new Inkling to help stop the Octarians as Agent 3 did in the past, taking a break from her career and going into hiding. Fortunately, no one in Inkopolis Square appears to know who she is.

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.

In the Hero Mode issue, she takes the role of Agent 2, together with Callie, who is Agent 1. They appear in the fight against DJ Octavio and battle alongside both Agents 3, with Marie using the Hero Charger.

Splatfest

Main article: Splatfest

Whenever a Splatfest occurred in Splatoon, Callie and Marie would announce the theme prior to the event, each siding with a specific team. When the day of the Splatfest arrived, they could 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 won twenty-six Splatfests, Marie only won nineteen, but she won the "final" Splatfest.

In Splatoon 2, Callie and Marie's jobs as Splatfest hosts are taken by Pearl and Marina, members of Off the Hook.

Octo Valley

Main article: Octo Valley (mode)
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 with her bang showing, a white face mask, and what appears to be a green t-shirt. Noticeably, her eyes appear to be black and 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, 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!

Octo Canyon

Main article: Octo Canyon (mode)

Marie returns as a major player in Splatoon 2's hero mode in Octo Canyon. This time, she is more open about her identity as Agent 2 and fills Cap'n Cuttlefish's role as Agent 4's main advisor and guide, as the Cap'n is out on a research trip with Agent 3. As Agent 4 fights through the Octarian complex in search of the Great Zapfish, Marie reveals to the player that Callie went missing at the same time as the Great Zapfish, and suspects Octarian involvement. After beating the The Octo Shower, she and Agent 4 receive a call telling them to leave Octo Canyon and never look back. However, Marie quickly realizes that the caller is Callie due to the fact that the caller is holding the phone upside down (a recurring gag in the original Splatoon single player). In the final boss battle, it is revealed to the player and Marie that Callie has been brainwashed by DJ Octavio using his hypnoshades and are forced to fight him and Callie; as the battle continues, Marie is able to shoot off the hypnoshades with a Hero Charger filled with "Low-Tide Ink", slowly bringing Callie back to her senses. When Callie finally makes a full recovery, Marie is able to pull out a boom box playing Calamari Inkantation, allowing them to distract DJ Octavio and letting Agent 4 to finish him off, saving the Great Zapfish.

Trivia

  • Together with Callie's name, Marie's name forms the word "calamari", which is an Italian squid dish.
    • If the player revisits the final boss battle in Splatoon 2 after beating it once, it is revealed that Marie never realized that Callie and her name spells out "calamari" until Callie said the word 'calamari' out loud.
  • Marie's Japanese name is derived from a real-world species: "Hotaru-ika" is the Japanese name for the Firefly Squid.
  • Marie's hair accessory looks like ika ringu, a japanese form of calamari.
  • Like Callie, Marie's hat is not attached and can be seen flying off of her head for a moment when she jumps.
  • It is shown in the Go all out vs Focus on healing promo art and Japan Expo Paris art that she uses her hat as a hair band. The same could go for Callie.
  • Several fans have noted that Marie resembles Jeanne from the Bayonetta series. It is unknown if this was intentional.
  • Marie's favorite weapon class appears to be Chargers. 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 lime green, as proven by her amiibo figure. This is also shown when Marie is in squid form, as seen in Super Mario Maker and Miitomo.

Gallery

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

Splatoon

Splatfest Promotional Art

Live

Amiibo

Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 Concept Art

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese ホタル
Hotaru
From Hotaru-ika (Japanese for Firefly squid)
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Marie Marie
FlagFrance.svg French Oly With Callie's French name (Ayo), it sounds like 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
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Tina Feminine name, Spanish for tub. With Callie's Spanish name (Mar), it forms Martina.
FlagChina.svg Chinese 萤火[3]
Yíng huǒ
From Japanese name

References

  1. referencing to an article of Splatune.
  2. http://i.imgur.com/UKVnK7o.jpg
  3. From the official Chinese release of the Splatoon artbook


Characters in Splatoon
Characters in Splatoon 2