Marina

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This article includes spoilers regarding Octo Expansion's story.

For the Squid Sisters member with the same name in Italian, 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 Ida 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 “8”-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 with “8”-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 “8” 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. 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. This behavior most likely comes from the fact that many believe her to be an Inkling in spite of her different language and appearance, which are said to simply be some type of new fashion. Marina has not told Pearl of her past, and only talked to her about it after her file was extracted from Cap’n Cuttlefish’s Octarian database. She expresses fear over coming out to the public regarding her being an Octoling but Pearl insists that she’ll be beloved regardless.

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]

Marina is shown to be an enthusiast regarding all sorts of technology, befitting her background as an Octarian engineer. She’s portrayed as having an obsession with the machinery found in stages, such as the excavator found within Piranha Pit. This is demonstrated with Shifty Station, a stage created by Marina using advanced Octarian technology, as shown by the mechanics seem within Octo Canyon, as well as making rocks float. She is also capable of hacking Kamabo Corporation, allowing Agent 8 to pass a test using the data collected from their previous attempts.

History

Marina was once a combat engineer for the Octarians, having graduated from elementary training at only 9 years of age after skipping multiple grades. She went on to play a part in designing the Flooder and enhancing the Great Octoweapons. During the events of the first Splatoon, she had received multiple commendations as part of DJ Octavio's wasabi supply unit. As a high-ranking member, she was known throughout Octarian society, and was recognized by Agent 8 despite never meeting personally. She was present at the ‘concert’ hosted by DJ Octavio in his fight against Agent 3, but deserted shortly after hearing the Squid Sisters' Calamari Inkantation. According to witnesses, her only comment was "This changes everything." When she first arrived at the Inkling world, she did not understand the language and had to learn it from Pearl.[3]

Octo Expansion

Marina has a role in the Octo Expansion paid downloadable content for Splatoon 2, where she wears a different outfit (reminiscent of the rapper Tupac Shakur), and is known by the moniker DJ_Hyperfresh. She, along with Pearl, can help Agent 8 to skip missions and further their progress. The player is given access to Marina's chat room, where facts about her past are revealed, such as the fact she used to work for DJ Octavio.

Trivia

The second Sunken Scroll.
  • Marina can be seen in Scroll 2 of 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 the goggles off.
  • 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 bandana, resembles 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.
  • In Marina’s in-game model, she doesn’t seem to have any ears of sort whatsoever despite her wearing headphones most of the time. The reason for this is unknown.
    • In Twitter post released from SplatoonJP, It’s revealed that she officially has small, round ears similar to the Enemy Octolings’ but slightly bigger. Her ears are also more smaller than the Playable Octolings’ due to her being based on a webfoot octopus than a dumbo octopus.
  • According to Pearl, Marina is a comic book collector, with at least 5,000 comics.[4]
    • In the Dutch version, Pearl states that Marina enjoys Manga and clubs dedicated to them. [5]
  • If you play as Agent 8 and zoom into their room in Inkopolis Square, she and Pearl will show a more friendly pose than if you would play as Agent 4, seeing as they know you.
  • During the Off the Hook Concert at Polymanga 2018 Marina says at one point "I'M SO EXCITED! I think my hearts might explode!", implying that she has multiple hearts. This is a reference to how real-life octopuses have three hearts.
  • Marina’s full name as revealed in Octo Expansion is a combination of her English name Marina and her Japanese name Iida. This is true in the Japanese version as well, though Marina’s given name is Marine instead, making Iida her family name. This effectively gives Marina (nearly) the same full name across both the English and Japanese localizations, one of the only characters (if not THE only character) this is true for.
    • The Italian translation also references this by making her full name Nori Marinis.
  • Out of all the hostesses of the Splatoon series, Marina is the only one with headgear that does not represent an underwater creature.

Gallery

For images of Marina and Pearl together, see Off the Hook/Gallery.

Promotional

In-game

Concept art

Live

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese イイダ
いいだまりね
Iida
Iida Marine
A common surname; from Iidako (Japanese for webfoot octopus)
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Mariana ten Takel Mariana is named after the Mariana Trench or Mariana Islands, ten is a Tussenvoegsel that is part of some Dutch last names and is a pun on tentakel (tentacle)
FlagFrance.svg French Coralie Octaria From coral
FlagGermany.svg German Marina Ida
FlagItaly.svg Italian Nori Marinis Nori the Japanese name for edible seaweed
FlagRussia.svg Russian Мариша
Марина Осьмуряш
Marisha
Marina Os'muryash
FlagSpain.svg Spanish Marina Villaoctos Last name is based on the surname "Villalobos"

DJ Hyperfresh

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese DJ E-DA From イイダ (Iida)
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch DJ M-RI@NA From Mariana
FlagFrance.svg French DJ CORAÏ
FlagGermany.svg German DJ M-RINA
FlagItaly.svg Italian DJ No-Ree From Nori, Marina’s Italian name.
FlagRussia.svg Russian DJ РИШКА
DJ RISHKA
From Мариша (Marina)
FlagSpain.svg Spanish DJ MRN

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Splatoon 2 Art Book
  2. Famitsu: イイダのパートはイカと異なる言語、サーモンランはシャケを鼓舞する変拍子。『スプラトゥーン2』サウンドに迫る、サントラインタビュー (Splatoon 2 composer interview)
  3. NoA Spanish localization of Octo Expansion. Marina: "Recuerdo que cuando llegué al mundo de los inklings no entendía ni una palabra de su idioma. Tuviste que enseñarme todo desde cero, Perlita. ♪" (I remember when I arrived at the world of the Inklings, I didn't understand one word of their language. You had to teach me all from zero, Pearlie. ♪)
  4. NoA Spanish localization of Octo Expansion. Pearl: "¡Marina tiene 5000 cómics en casa!" (Marina has 5,000 comics at home!) Marina: "¡Perla! ¡Esa información es privada!" (Pearl! That information is private!)
  5. Dutch localisation of Octo Expansion. Pearl: "Mariana can mangaclubs wel waarderen!" (Marina knows how to appreciate manga clubs!) Marina: "Jeetje, Lorelei! Dat is een geheimpje!" (Jeez, Pearl! That's a secret!)


Characters in Splatoon 2