Marina

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This article is about the member of Off the Hook. For the Squid Sisters member with the same Italian name, see Marie.

Marina
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Species Octoling
Height 178cm (5'10")[1]
Hair Color Plum Brown/Teal
Eye Color Seafoam/Salmon Pink
Age 18[1]
Gender Female
Location Inkopolis Square
Shop
Members
Don't get cooked... Stay off the hook!
— Off the Hook's catchphrase.

Marina is one of two members of Off the Hook, a band featured in Splatoon 2, along with Pearl, that hosts their own television show, similar to the Squid Sisters from the first game. Her signature color is teal.

Appearance

Marina is an Octoling, the Octarian version of an Inkling. She has dark/brown skin, silverish teal eyes and reddish pink pupils in the shape of an infinity symbol, similar to octopuses in real life, two eyelashes on each eye, downturned black eyebrows and a beauty mark at the right of her lips. She appears to be taller than most Octolings. Like Pearl, and unlike other inklings, she has one sharp tooth in the middle at the top and bottom of her teeth instead of the usual two on top. Her tentacles are purplish brown with teal edges, which are long and worn all the way down reaching past her waist, and her fingers are pointed and teal at the tips, giving somewhat the impression of painted nails. Her outfit consists of a sleeveless black top covering her chest with a large, mostly undone silver zipper with an infinity shaped hole and a high collar, leaving her midriff visible, showing a teal navel piercing. She has black shorts with an asymmetrical/diagonal waistline and slanted deep teal lines over teal tights, black fingerless gloves, and wears black boots with big undone silver zippers that haves infinity shaped holes, similar to the one on her top. She appears to have on large, black headphones with teal rings on the sides of them. Her teal color will change depending on the Splatfest team she chooses, except for her eyebrows.

In Octo Expansion, Marina wears a more hip hop attire than her pop stage outfit. She wears a white bandana that is wrapped around her head with light gray designs, a long, silver chain necklace with a infinity symbol pendant (similar to her zippers from her stage outfit) around her neck, a black wrist watch and black chain bracelet on her right arm, a white turtleneck crop top, seafoam colored capris, and silver bowed, gray white shoes. She also retains her headphones.

Personality and traits

Marina is more reserved than her partner, Pearl. She speaks in a sweet, gentle manner, very excitable, and can get very sassy in response to others, though she appears to be shy as well. While she is reserved, she isn't worried over expressing herself, given her visual design. She seems to be pretty forgetful at times and has been observed to forget the news she and Pearl are broadcasting. Her timidity shows when she sees an Inkling watching her through the window; when she notices them, she smiles awkwardly and waves.

In Japan, Marina's speech is occasionally rendered in katakana, indicating an accent of some sort. Unlike DJ Octavio, she does not speak completely in katakana. However, in the Splatune 2 liner notes, her lyrics are entirely in katakana, which is supposed to show that her singing is in a different language.[2]

Octo Expansion

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Marina will have a role in the upcoming Octo Expansion, where she wears a different outfit (reminiscent of the rapper Tupac Shakur), and is known by the moniker DJ_Hyperfresh.

Trivia

The second Sunken Scroll.
  • It is possible that Marina was an Octoling trooper prior to the events of Splatoon 2. This is evidenced in Scroll 2 off the Sunken Scrolls, which depicts Agent 3's climactic fight against DJ Octavio in Splatoon. The picture shows various Octarians and Octolings cheering on in the background, one of which is Marina wearing Octoling Gear with her goggles off. She may have been an elite octoling due to her black tentacles. It is believed that she was a music lover back then, as she is now. If this is true, it could be that Marina thought it was a concert of some sort. Nintendo has confirmed that DJ Octavio tried to cover up his defeat against Agent 3 as a concert.
  • It is confirmed that Marina is 18 according to Nintendo's Splatoon Twitter and the Splatoon 2 art book.
    • Marina refers to Pearl with the honorific "senpai" in the Japanese version of the game, which is an honorific used to address somebody of an elder social rank in a field or trade.
      • This implies that Marina may be either be younger than Pearl or less familiar or experienced in the Inkopolis industry and looks up to Pearl as a mentor or a respected figure who came before her. The Splatoon 2 artbook reveals Pearl is 3 years older, despite being shorter than her.
  • Ironically, her eyebrows don't change color, like how Pearl's crown doesn't change color, and unlike how the Squid Sisters main colors completely change. The reason for this is unknown.
  • Her tentacles are shown to change to completely one color, as shown in the most Splatfest promo arts. The same likely goes for the Squid Sisters.
  • The infinity shaped holes in her zippers are vertical instead of horizontal like her eye pupils.
  • Unlike Pearl and the Squid Sisters, she doesn't wear a hat-like accessory and has headphones instead.
  • Her toes are colored at the tips like her fingers as shown in the Agility vs Endurance Splatfest artwork.
  • According to Pearl, Marina owns a motorcycle.
  • Marina mentions she prefers to use the Splat Brella on Humpback Pump Track.
  • Marina shares a name with Marina from Animal Crossing, who also happens to be an octopus.
  • During a conversation about Blackbelly Skatepark, Pearl accidentally calls the stage a 'map'. Marina replies, "It's called a stage. Are you trying to get us fired?", breaking the fourth wall.
  • Marina is not just a DJ. As evidenced by the Haikaraibu at Tokaigi 2018 concert, she also plays a keytar with a Squid Sisters decal on the neck.
  • Her preferred personal pronoun in Japanese is ワタシ, which is used mostly by women or in formal speech. The fact that she pluralizes it to ワタシら rather than ワタシたち seems to indicate that she uses it to sound formal and not to sound feminine.
    • Her speech is usually with formal variants and conjugations. When learning Japanese, the formal 丁寧語 (teinei-go) is usually the first taught to pupils, as is the pronoun わたし, since they are catch-all and useful in more situations. This might show that Marina has only recently learned the language she is speaking.
    • She also tends to make many malapropisms, further indicating that she only recently learned the Inkling Language.
    • Marina's text mostly extends syllables with the ~ character, and her sentences often end with ♪. This makes it read as if she's singing her lines.
  • Her outfit in the Octo Expansion, particularly her Durag, gives a resemblance to rapper Tupac Shakur.
  • Both Marina and Pearl subtly break the fourth wall during one of the dialogues for Blackbelly Skatepark. When Pearl says: “Hey, kids-don't spend all your time in front of the TV! Go play outside!”. Marina then responds: “But how can they play video games if they're not in front of a TV?!”, slightly breaking the fourth wall, since they are referring to the players rather than the Inklings in the audience.
    • This dialogue is also a reference to the Nintendo Switch, since it is a hybrid console that can be played both in front of a TV and as a handheld.

Gallery

Splatfest Promotional Art

Screenshots

Octo Expansion

Live

Amiibo

Concept art

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese イイダ
Iida
A common surname; from Iidako (Japanese for Webfoot octopus)
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Mariana
FlagFrance.svg French Coralie From coral
FlagGermany.svg German Marina
FlagItaly.svg Italian Nori Nori is a japanese type of seaweed
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мариша
Marisha
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Marina

References

Characters in Splatoon 2
Main Major Agent 4 · Agent 8 · Cap'n Cuttlefish · C.Q. Cumber · Off the Hook (Pearl · Marina) · Squid Sisters (Callie · Marie)
Minor Judd · Li'l Judd · Mr. Grizz · Mr. Gusok · Squidbeak Splatoon · Spyke
Enemies DJ Octavio · Octarians · Salmonid · Sanitized Octarians
Vendors Bisk · Flow · Craymond · Jelfonzo · Sheldon · Annie · Crusty Sean · Murch
Bands Wet Floor · Bottom Feeders · Ink Theory · Chirpy Chips · DJ Lee Fish · DJ Real Sole · Turquoise October · ω-3
Species Inkling · Octoling · Jellyfish · Zapfish · Super Sea Snail