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"There are things that you can't do by yourself, but can do with others... That's true. You gave me a new memory. You taught me that I don't need to be worried. ...I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own. I only realized that because of you."
—Marie to the protagonist, Persona 4 Golden

Marie is a character who originates from Persona 4 Golden. Along with Margaret, she is one of Igor's assistants in the Velvet Room.

Appearances[]

Design[]

Marie has pale skin, chin-length brownish black hair and gray eyes (bright green in P4GA, PQ anime cutscene, P4AU artwork/gameplay, and P4D artwork).

She wears a sleeveless white shirt, a short black necktie with various safety pins and a checkered skirt along with a black belt and a fancy, golden buckle which resembles a heart with wings. Additionally, she has black-striped red fingerless gloves and black-striped white stockings. Her black lace-up dark gray heeled boots are faintly checkered as well. She carries a deep blue bag, adorned with golden designs and matching her officer's cap with a golden button and a V gravure, most likely as a reference to the Velvet Room. She also wears a special red choker necklace with a lock, symbolizing a secret within Marie which the protagonist will have to unlock to find out what it is.

As Kusumi-no-Okami, she wears a red and white attire that includes a hood. Her left eye changes color, similar to Ameno-sagiri. She seems to be barefoot, retaining her red choker necklace with a lock.

In the True Ending epilogue, she wears a pair of black glasses, stud earrings, and a short necklace, with a white ruffled top and a black pinstriped blazer with a high collar.

Personality[]

"That's why...! That's why I left! Because there's no point in seeing you...! We'll just hurt each other! ...It's okay. It's all okay. I've already made enough memories of my own... Fun... Happy... Memories... If you're not going to leave now, then I'll have to make you leave by force. Please, just understand..."
—Marie to the Investigation Team in the Hollow Forest

When Marie is first met, she seems to be a very cold and antisocial individual. She is sullen, cranky, sarcastic, irritable, very foul-mouthed and often prone to mood swings. She will not hesitate to voice her opinion or express her thoughts, regardless of how it would make everyone feel. The team is also weirded out when she politely apologizes, commenting that she never seemed like the type who would say sorry. In contrast to other characters, Marie believes there is no such as thing as the truth, and hence there is no point in trying to find it.

However, as the protagonist proceeds in her Social Link, it becomes apparent that her "lack of emotion" is basically just her way of dealing with her own shyness, insecurity and naïveté. Without memories, Marie is unaware of many aspects of the world and modern conveniences, such as not knowing what an electric outlet is (calling it an eclectic loutwit). She has an innocent side as well. This is also why she wants the protagonist to show her Inaba; she wants to learn about the world and who she really is.

Marie sometimes expresses her thoughts in poems which often deal with depressing themes like farewells and existentialism, questioning her own origin. Her poems are often found on the floor of the Velvet Room, left there by Margaret (according to Caroline and Justine in Persona Q2), only to be embarrassed and swipe her poems from the protagonist after he reads them. Besides this, Marie is into fashion, loves nature (another major theme in her poems) and is apparently concerned about her figure, which is why she only eats healthy food.

As the story progresses, she forms a strong bond with the protagonist and harbors feelings for him. Their relationship is close enough to make even Rise Kujikawa jealous, which always ends up with the two arguing over him, such as when Rise said that she has "reserved" the protagonist for Valentine's Day. Marie immediately brushed it off and said to cancel the reservation, since it's the same as cheating.

When flustered or embarrassed, Marie tends to speak rapidly and insult the source of her embarrassment, like "shutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk!"

Profile[]

Persona 4 Golden[]

Marie is an assistant of the Velvet Room. She will help the protagonist with creating his player card for the game's online features and is responsible for the player's skill cards. Befriending Marie will help the protagonist realize the potential of the Aeon Arcana, eventually enabling him to summon the Persona Kaguya.

She first appears in the opening sequence when the protagonist leaves the station with the Dojimas, picking up Dojima's home address note that the protagonist wrote but in an incredibly rude and sullen manner. Questioning her own existence in life and without memories, she mysteriously ends up being an assistant for the Velvet Room where the protagonist will help Marie discover her true self. Marie will be present during the whole game, with her story arc eventually culminating in rescuing her from her own dungeon.

Social Link[]

Main article: Social Link/Marie

Should the protagonist decide to maximize her Social Link before defeating Ameno-sagiri, it is later revealed during Marie's dungeon arc that she is actually Kusumi-no-Okami, one part of a greater power like Kunino-sagiri and Ameno-sagiri, her role being to spy on the real world for Ameno-sagiri, and inform the Sagiri what the "wish of the people" was. She would absorb the mist in the real world if Ameno-sagiri is defeated; however, she did not remember this and had absorbed the fog into her body after Ameno-sagiri's defeat. The fog inside her is slowly overpowering her and will make her disappear when it gains control and begin to spread across the world once again.

KusumiNoOkami

Kusumi-no-Okami in the Hollow Forest.

She chooses to die to prevent this by going to the Hollow Forest, where she will kill herself and disappear. When the party tries to convince her not to die the fog takes control of her briefly and speaks in Izanami's voice as the fog goes out of control and starts escaping her body. The Investigation Team decides to fight to free her from the fog's control by defeating her after the fog turns her into her true form. They succeed, gaining her a bond to the real world, allowing her to exist there permanently.

After Izanami's defeat in the true ending, Marie reveals in the Velvet Room that Izanami is a part of her that split from her personality, and Marie's true name is Izanami-no-Mikoto, who wished to protect humanity while also granting humanity's wish. Marie reveals that Ameno-sagiri, Kunino-sagiri and Izanami-no-Okami have fused with her before she disappears from the Velvet Room to go to parts unknown.

On the final day, if the protagonist visits her, Marie reveals in the Velvet Room that she was born a very long time ago and she was the unconscious "wish" shared by people's minds. Her original role was to protect the world of humanity, walk the path of humanity and fulfill the "wish of the world." However, people changed and stopped wishing for truth. The "her" that wanted to protect humanity and the "her" that wanted to fulfill humanity's wish couldn't stay as one. Her other half became its own existence that was larger than herself. She was left behind with no powers or memories. She became a tiny fragment known as "Kusumi-no-Okami" that was incapable of clearing the fog without giving her life to do so. Without her powers, she became a tool manipulated by her other self (Kunino-sagiri).

P4G group photo

Marie in the re-done group photo.

When the protagonist returns to Inaba the following summer, she has reappeared in the real world, taking on the name Mariko Kusumi and is now working as a weather forecaster, since her powers as she became whole means that she does not actually forecast Inaba's weather but decides it. However, it is yet unknown if she still retains access to the Velvet Room. She does not actually meet the main characters in the epilogue, but will proclaim her love for the protagonist on TV while they are watching it, only if the protagonist pursues a relationship with Marie after maxing out her Social Link. At the end of the credits, she can be seen in a photograph together with the rest of the main characters.

Persona 4 The Golden Animation[]

In the anime adaptation, Marie interacted with more of the Investigation Team's activities like hanging out at the beach, watching fireworks, and being part of the band in October unlike in the game, where Marie only interacted with them in her Social Link.

In September, Yu informs the others about Marie's missing memories, with the only clue to them being a wooden comb Marie has in her possession. The group begins looking into where the comb comes from, and the owner of Daidara Metalworks suggests to them that it may come from another world. Upon hearing this, Marie experiences an intense headache and passes out. Upon waking up in Kanji's family's textile shop, Marie grows fearful when she overhears Kanji's mother mention that combs tend to represent parting. Over the weekend, Marie becomes separated from the others during a shopping trip, growing anxious until Yu manages to find her at the police station. Marie vents her frustrations over not being able to remember her own memories, and mentions that she experiences pain whenever she tries to remember. Wanting to cheer Marie up, Yu brings her to participate in a quiz show that Teddie decided to put together for everyone. As Marie finds she is able to answer some of the questions, she realizes that she has been making new memories with her friends all this time. After managing to win the quiz, Marie makes a promise to herself not to forget these new memories.

In October, after the concert, during which she and Rise sang, Marie suddenly has a pain in her chest and looks down to see Adachi, who was walking with Dojima and Nanako. She felt a bit frightened at Adachi's unknown presence after she somehow senses it.

In December, after Ameno-Sagiri was defeated, Izanami gave back Marie's memories. After she fully understood her true identity, she decided to take away all memories of her from the people she met, making the entire Investigation Team forget about her. She then disappears into the fog. 

During January, Yu develops a fever making the Investigation Team's planned ski trip unable to happen, with it being stated it was Yu's idea so that they could make more memories. Yu falls unconscious from his fever and Marie visits Yu in his dream to say goodbye, despite Yu having no memory of her. She thanks Yu for trying to fulfill his wishes of creating new memories with her, though unconsciously. She states that it's alright and she enjoyed being with him, promising to never forget their time together. She walks into the fog, with Yu telling her to wait before the dream ends. Yu wakes up, grasping at air with tears in his eyes.

The ski trip happens, with Yu still thinking about his dream of Marie, spacing out in the bus ride. While the Investigation Team is busy skiing, Yu notices a breeze coming from the forest. Several events happen that remind Yu of Marie, making him suspicious of his missing memories, but he is unable to recall them.

That night, Yu and the boys of the Investigation Team are in the hot springs, reminiscing about the events of the last year with nostalgia. However, this nostalgia turns to an unsettling confusion, as they begin to notice gaps in their memories, unable to recall certain details. The boys leave the water, unable to recall their memories.

The Investigation Team convenes at their room, deciding to look at the photos from the day. They decide to look at the photos from the last year. Yu grows suspicious of the photos, as there is a gap where Marie should be in many of them. Eventually they stumble upon a video on Yosuke's camera, filmed by Marie. Unable to figure out who filmed the video, they're interrupted by Teddie's scare in turning off the lights. In the midst of Teddie's punishment by the girls, Yu determines there was another person they are indeed forgetting. The others hear Yu, pointing out their own suspicions and inconsistencies in memory. Yu makes up his mind, wanting to find the truth.

The next day, Yu goes skiing with Yosuke and Chie, going last down the slope. Yu, unable to focus, hits a bump on his way down, causing him to ski off a cliff. He wakes up beneath the cliff, seeing a silhouette shrouded in fog in front of him. He runs after it in the now snow storm, with his memories slowly becoming clearer. The silhouette gets too far, disappearing in front of him. As that happens, a breeze of cherry blossom petals blow into his face, with Marie appearing in front of him, memories of her all rushing back to him. She hands him her comb, disappearing and Yu reappearing in the snow, with her comb in his hand. He looks to the side, seeing a small log cabin in the snow.

Yu is found in the log cabin by the Investigation Team, finding out that they, too, have regained their memories of Marie. The TV in the cabin turns on, with everyone being pulled in by Margaret. Now in the Hollow Forest, Margaret explains that Marie shut herself inside likely because of her recovered memories. She explains further that if the Hollow Forest closes, it will be as if she never existed. Marie then appears in front of the Investigation Team, excluding Yu, showing her Ameno-sagiri eye while asking why they came. She reveals she regained all of her memories. She reveals the Hollow forest is her grave, with Margaret believing that it is out of consideration for everyone else, caring about everyone else's normal lives. Margaret departs, with Yu catching up with the Investigation Team.

Marie reveals her real name is Kusumi-no-Okami, explaining shes the same as the other entities that they've fought. The continues saying that she helped to cover the city in fog, and that she is their enemy. She was meant to blend in with the human world and was to let the Sagiri know what humans wished for, which is why she's the only one that looks human, essentially being a spy. Yu counters, simply asking why she disappeared without saying anything. Dumbfounded, Marie stutters, calling him an idiot. Yu points to the promise they made with each other, with her comb in hand. Marie tells him to shut up, calling him a moron. Yu and Marie then yell and argue at each other, with Yu calling her a moron as well and the Investigation Team only watching. It ends, with her sadly saying she'd doing this for everyone's sake. She disappears, leaving shadows in her place.

The Investigation Team fights the shadows, with Marie's poems being echoed throughout the Hollow Forest. They eventually make it to Marie in the final area, exclaiming that she can't die alone because she's their friend. Marie smiles, but quickly turns to sadness, stating that if they can't be happy then she doesn't know what she's dying for, explaining that it's the reason she stole their memories in the first place. She begs them to go home, saying that they're the worst and can't take a hint. Yu offers his hand out to Marie, with her staring back at it. She shakes her head, saying she hates all of them. At that moment, she hears a voice telling her to eliminate them, transforming her into Kusumi-no-Okami. The Investigation Team attempts to attack her, but their attacks have no effect. They fall unconscious, with Yu being last to fall.

Yu finds himself in what appears to be a dream. He's in the back of a bus, with Marie sitting in the front. He runs up to her as she gets up, with her turning her face only for it to be the face of Kusumi-no-Okami. She grows in size and grabs Yu by the neck. Her voice is heard by Yu, telling him that she wanted to disappear but there's no point anymore. Yu asks why she wanted to disappear, and she retorts that because he killed the other Sagiri, she absorbed all the fog, even subconsciously. Yu summons Marie's comb, dissipating both Kusumi-no-Okami and the fog within the dream, freeing himself from their grasp. Yu awakens with a smile on his face, questioning her saying that she hates them. He tells Marie that she's bad at lying.

Yu summons Izanagi, attempting to fight Kusumi-no-Okami while Marie's thoughts echo out. Yu retorts all of these statements, saying they ring hollow and don't resonate inside him at all. Kusumi-no-Okami speaks, with Yu saying he doesn't want to hear her, and only wants to hear Marie. He tells her to shout what she's feeling in her heart. Marie responds, telling Yu that he sucks and that she doesn't really want to die, asking herself why wouldn't she want to stay with everyone longer. She asks Yu to save her, crying. Yu replies, saying of course he will. This causes the rest of the Investigation Team to wake up, with all of their Persona evolving to their third evolution. They assault Kusumi-no-Okami with their new power, reminding Marie of all the memories they had together. They knock Kusumi-no-Okami into the air, with Yu waiting on Izanagi, evolving him into Izanagi-no-okami, stabbing her stomach. This opens a void in her abdomen, which Yu jumps into. He awakens in a bamboo forest, with a floating coffin before him. He runs towards it, cutting down the bamboo growing to block his path. He cuts open the coffin with Marie falling out. She opens her eyes, yelling his name and opening her arms. Yu catches her, with them embracing each other.

Yu and Marie are lowered down in front of the Investigation Team, still embracing each other. The Hollow Forest begins to shade, with Marie explaining its going to collapse since she no longer needs to die. They run out of the Hollow Forest with Marie looking back at what was suppose to be her grave, chuckling. As Marie is running she starts to laugh, with Yu joining her shortly afterwards, much to the Investigation Team's confusion. The hollow forest disintegrates behind them. They arrive outside the TV in the log cabin, with it breaking. Marie shyly thanks them all for rescuing them, saying that she's sorry, surprising the entire Investigation Team. She calls them stupid, saying that she takes back what she said. Flustered, she asks them why they did what they did for her, with the Investigation Team shrugging it off. Yu smiles, saying she knows the truth, with Marie denying it shyly.

Marie and Yu walk out of the cabin, with Marie mentioning that she heard a voice coming out of her when they arrived in the Hollow Forest. She doesn't know who it was from, but concludes that it could've been herself saying it. She's interrupted by a snowball from Yosuke, apologizing that it was meant for Yu. Yosuke is then hit with a flurry of snowballs from Marie, with the rest of the Investigation Team joining her to throw snowballs at Yosuke.

Later that night, the Investigation Team and Marie are in the hot springs, with Yosuke and Teddie attempting to watch the girls whilst standing on top of Kanji. Meanwhile Yu is attempting to build a structure out of wooden buckets. Teddie angers Kanji, causing the wall between the girls side and theirs to fall down. Yosuke and Teddie are hit with buckets, with Yu hiding behind his structure of buckets, watching in fear. Marie however catches Yu hiding, then proceeds to electrocute them all.

On Valentine's, Yu meets with Marie on the hill overlooking the town, with her telling him that he's late. Yu apologizes, and Marie tells him that she found out about the day from the other girls, blushing. Unable to tell Yu what the girls told her to say, she blurts out a thank you, presenting him a pulsating red box. She explains that it's chocolate, and if he doesn't eat it, it'll melt, and if it melts it'll escape. Despite this, Yu accepts and eats all of it. Afterwards, they overlook the town, with Marie glad she was able to come back. Yu tells her to never go away again. Marie replies, pointing out that he himself is leaving soon. Marie continues, wishing she could stay forever.

During Yu's farewell party, Marie finds herself fading, noticing her hands becoming transparent. Marie disturbed, Yu asks her if she's okay. Before she can respond, Teddie offers them pieces of paper. Teddie presents his time capsule, asking them to write on the paper their wishes for their future selves to see. Marie feels as though she can't write anything like that at the moment, but Teddie says to give it a good thought. Yu and Marie write their wishes, with Yu asking what she wrote. Marie turns back, flustered, telling him not to look. Afterwards, Marie says she can't believe that he's leaving for the city soon, with Yu feeling the same. Marie mentions that she knows Yu has unfinished business, to his astonishment. As Yu explains his suspicious, the clouds grow darker and it begins to rain. Yu begins to head back inside and Marie attempts to follow, but her foot fades away temporarily, causing her to trip backwards. Yu catches her and she begins to witness the memories of Izanami.

Marie is then possessed by Izanami, with her hands being controlled to choke herself. Marie resists, breaking free of her own grip. Izanami explains that she'll be waiting for Yu. Izanami releases Marie, with Marie fading in and out of existence. Marie becomes bedridden, unable to move and is cared for by Dojima and Nanako.

Confronting Izanami, she explains Marie was once part of her and that they were the a single entity. Yu is dumbfounded, denying that they could have been the same. She explains that she was the half that wanted to fulfill humanity's wishes, and Marie was the half that wanted to protect humanity, eventually separating due to humanity's wishes becoming too strong. This resulted in Izanami gaining power and Marie losing her memories and becoming weak. Izanami concludes, saying that Yu's actions will end in Marie's death. Izanami offers a choice, if Yu wants to spend his life with Marie, he must shield his eyes from the truth and surrender to the lies. Yu falters, with Izanagi-no-okami reverting back to Izanagi as Yu is consumed by the lies. Yu thinks to himself that he doesn't want the truth if it means losing Marie. Marie appears before him telling him not to fall here. She encourages him, telling him to defeat Izanami and dispel the fog. Yu asks what will happen to her if he does it. Marie reassures him, telling him that she won't die but will become a god, having her current personality vanish. She says it's not something to be sad about, and she'll be able to protect the town and everyone else. She asks Yu what he wishes for, and tells him to show her what humanity is capable of.

Together, Yu and Marie confront Izanami hand-in-hand. Yu summons Marie's Persona, Kaguya. Using Kaguya, they dispel Izanami and she merges with Marie. Marie thanks Yu, disappearing in front of him.

In August, when Yu comes back to visit Inaba, she is the weather reporter on TV. Yu learns that Marie actually returned shortly after her disappearance, and thought it would be awkward to meet again after their dramatic farewell, asking that the rest of the Investigation Team keep it secret from him. When she learns that he's in town, she gives him a personal message on-air, telling him that she loves him. This causes a commotion among their friends, namely Rise. The final shot is of Yu's time capsule wish, wishing that they could stay together forever. In the credits, Marie is seen with everyone else shopping, eating steak skewers, and walking on the beach.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[]

Marie is a DLC playable character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. After becoming complete Marie becomes a minor land goddess of Inaba, allowing her to control its weather. She appears to Yu early on in the story in the Velvet Room, where she reveals she is dealing with her own problems and is leaving it to him to deal with the ones behind the Red Fog. The transformation of Inaba has weakened her due to being tied to the land, and all disasters that happen to it can have such a result. Kaguya becomes her Persona to use at her will. Kusumi-no-Okami remains inside Marie and is used as her instant kill attack.

Her playstyle is based on what kind of weather is happening during battle. Rain recovers her HP, snow generates her SP, sunny weather gives her 20% more damage for non-SP skills and cloudy weather adds a shock element to some attacks. The name of her leitmotif is "XOXO For You."

Persona 4: Dancing All Night[]

Marie is a DLC playable character in Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Since she does not appear in the main storyline, she can only be available in the Free Dance only. Marie can only be a FEVER partner with Margaret. Marie's main outfit cannot be changed, but you can add accessories such as glasses, headphones, hair color and color contacts. However, unlike other characters, she has special contacts which are the Hollow Forest lenses. 

However, she is vaguely mentioned in the storyline where it takes place a month before the actual story. Chie, Yosuke and Yukiko mentioned how the summer temperatures were cooler when Yu was around, and that it feels as though someone (Marie) is intentionally altering the weather because he is not in Inaba.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[]

A confused Marie appears in the Velvet Room after the first few floors of You in Wonderland have been cleared. She takes up managing the player's Streetpass functions. When the Persona 3 cast are introduced, she immediately takes an interest in ordering Theodore around.

Marie, along with Nanako and the Velvet Siblings, is also available as a DLC Navigator for $3. The DLC Navigators do not have additional skills, but can replace Fuuka's or Rise's voice to provide vocal support by selecting them from the "Support" section of the "Party" menu.

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[]

Marie manages Skill Cards for the party and appears in the Velvet Room after a Shadow drops a blank card in Junessic Land. Occasionally, she will drop a poem which is delivered by Caroline and Justine and read by the P5 hero, which she picks up in a fit of embarrassment. The poems she wrote appear to be written in a crude and informal fashion.

Battle Quotes[]

Persona 4 Golden[]

  • "You're too persistent!" (Using Hot Lightning)
  • "You still don't get it!?" (Using Hot Lightning)
  • "That's enough!" (Using Hot Lightning)
  • "Here goes!" (Using Megidolaon)
  • "Eat this!" (Using Megidolaon or Mind Charge)
  • "Here!" (Using Megidolaon)
  • "I said that it's useless!" (Using Shell of Denial)
  • "Leave me alone!" (Using Shell of Denial)
  • "I'm sick of this!" (Using Shell of Denial)
  • "Here goes! This is for your own good!" (Start of battle)
  • "Stay out of this! Just... Just leave me alone!" (After done more than 1000 damage)
  • "Why... Why do you still come!? All you have to do is abandon me!" (First turn of Shell of Denial)
  • "This sucks... Why don't you understand!? Just give up! (Second turn of Shell of Denial)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[]

  • "Is this one of those... duels?" (Starting the round)
  • "Why are we fighting? I don't get it." (Starting the round)
  • "I can't believe this! StupidjerkIhateyou!!" (Starting the round)
  • "Are you serious? I'm sick and tired of this!" (Starting the round)
  • "My Turn."
  • "Boom!"
  • "I want you to disappear." (Using Stigma of Condemnation)
  • "Don't come near me!" (Using ShutupIhateyouyoustupidjerk)
  • "I already won this."
  • "Now that I've taken this form... I won't be able to hold back!" (Using Instant Kill)
  • "Bye-bye!" (First round victory)
  • "Hands off!" (First round victory)
  • "What is this?!" (First round victory)
  • "Ready to give up?" (First round victory)
  • "I bring you Megidola." (First round victory)
  • "My soul cries for release." (First round victory)
  • "I won... hmmm... cool." (Final round victory)
  • "Huh? It's over already?" (Final round victory)
  • "Does this mean... I won?" (Final round victory)
  • "I can't wait to see him again." (Final round victory)
  • "I had more fun that I thought." (Final round victory)

Victory Quotes[]

General[]
  • "Don't cry, and thank you... My love."
  • "No... This fog isn't the one I know of. ...Why?"
  • "I have won, that won't waver. That's because I'm... What was I?"
  • "You and I are both lonely fighters, Adieu, au revoir... mon cheri."
  • "My town that I spent time with everyone in... Who is it that's trying to destroy it?"
  • "*gasp* My heart is letting out a cry right now! I have to hurry and write this down... Hey, no looking! StupidIhateyoublockhead!"
Character Specific[]
  • Yu Narukami: "...I got to meet you again. Welcome back. I never forgot about you."
  • Yosuke Hanamura: "Hey, do you have any steak skewers? Huh!? Of course I'm asking you! I won!"
  • Chie Satonaka: "You're wearing green again... Well, that's okay. I think it looks really good on you after all."
  • Kanji Tatsumi: "Oh, you're that loud old... I mean, what was it? It was like Kanji or something like that..."
  • Aigis: "Huh... So you're a rowbot. Do you have an eclectic loutwit? Can I watch TV?"
  • Akihiko Sanada: "...!? He's not fully clothed! Wh-whats with you? You're taking way too much liberty!"
  • Labrys: "I-it's nice to meet you... Is that right? Then again, I punched you mercilessly..."
  • Junpei Iori: "I've seen that rod on TV. You're... not someone from TV, right? You look too plain."
  • Elizabeth: "Blue clothes... They look familiar. Could it be that you're someone from that "nose room"?"

Gallery[]

Persona 4 Golden[]

Persona 4 The Golden Animation[]

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax[]

Persona 4: Dancing All Night[]

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labryrinth[]

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labryrinth[]

Other[]

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of Japan Japanese マリー (Marī)
Flag of South Korea Korean 마리 (Mali)
Flag of Hong KongFlag of the Republic of China Traditional Chinese 瑪麗 (Mǎlì)
Flag of France French Marie
Flag of Germany German Marie
Flag of Spain Spanish Marie
Flag of Mexico Spanish (Latin America) Marie
Flag of Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) Marie
Arabic ماري

Etymology[]

  • The name Mariko means "ball" (鞠) (mari) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Mariko's surname Kusumi means "long time" (久) (ku), "ought, by all means, necessarily" (須) (su) and "beautiful" (美) (mi). It is a wordplay on Kusumi-no-Okami, alluding to her true identity.

Trivia[]

  • If her Social Link events are done in the fog, the game will note at first that Marie isn't bothered by the fog at all. But as soon as she begins to have headaches from trying to restore her memories, Marie will constantly express her irritation at the fog with even some voiced lines relating to it, hinting at her true identity.
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Marie uttering "Fsteak"

  • Marie makes a reference to Hiimdaisy/Gigi's Persona 4 comics saying "Fsteak," offering it as an alternate shortening of "beefsteak." Despite the shout out, the line is a legitimate, more literal translation of the original Japanese dialogue in which Marie comments that 'bifuteki' should be called 'fusuteki.'
  • There is an oversight in the game where, after maxing out Marie's Social Link, if the player visits the Velvet Room at night and checks up on her, she will respond as if the Social Link is still going on.
  • In the credits of Persona 4 Golden, Marie is the only non-playable character to appear. She is one of the only two characters to not be in her Epilogue appearance (the other being the protagonist, who is wearing his Yasogami summer uniform).
  • Marie's Valentine event is the only one to happen even if you did not romance her. (Assuming rank 10 was reached.)
  • Marie is one of the only two female characters that actually kiss the protagonist within the game, on screen. The other character to do this is Margaret.
  • In Persona 4 Arena, Marie's design is the basis for an alternate palette swap for Shadow Labrys.
  • "Tsundere" which is used in the mocking title of Marie in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a kind of Japanese stock character traits. A "tsundere" character usually acts arrogant, apathetic or competitive towards the other main characters early in the story but gradually becomes emotionally attached to the others as the plot progresses.
  • Marie's appearance in her Instant Kill is that of when she resided in the Hollow Forest upon regaining her memories as Kusumi-no-Okami. One of the attacks she used while performing this is a sphere that sucks up everything, a callback to the battle against Kusumi-no-Okami in Golden.
  • In the fifth episode of the second anime, Marie plays a guitar version of Aria of the Soul. However, this ends up being the only tune she knows how to play as she is unable to read sheet music or play any other chords.
  • In the ending of Persona 4 The Golden Animation, Marie confesses her love to Narukami on the weather forecast which only happens in the game if the protagonist had romanced her. This implies that Narukami had romanced her in the anime but it is never explicitly shown.
  • Although Marie's eyes are officially gray, in other media or artwork, she has bright green eyes.
  • It is unknown what happened to Marie's duties in the Velvet Room. This is because in the epilogue of Golden, she is by then a news reporter as well as a minor goddess of Inaba. However, she wears the blue hat and bag as a reminder that she is a resident of the Velvet Room in Persona 4 spinoffs. According to the Velvet Room, should the resident abandon their duties in the room, they are not residents anymore.
  • Files of a Shadow Marie were found in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's data.
  • Even though their katakana spellings differ, Marie's name may be a reference to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, adjusted to the pattern of the Velvet Room attendants being named after characters from the story.
  • Marie's poems are as follows:
No. Title Contents
1 "Sea Foam" Listen...
To my voice...
My shouting, bellowing voice...

Here I am
Pouring my blood into my words
Yelling at the very edge of the world...
I am the little mermaid...

Unable to return, the little mermaid...

Fated to foam, the little mermaid...
2 "Fly!" Where am I going, you ask?
Don't ask stupid questions.

I don't need a map.
I throw my compass.
My heart will show me the way.
I walk by myself.
Am I not lonely, you ask? Yeah, right!
I scorn the company of my own shadow.

Freedom! That is the rule!
Why don't you try and hold me down?
I will die magnificently in front of you.

No one can break my wings!
3 "You Killed Me" You are a murderer.

By your silent smile, by your composed voice,
By your dark eyes, by your bashful fingers
I am slain.
I am a corpse.
Foolish, wretched, happy.

Surely, I'll simply rot away...

My last words...
Adieu, au revoir... mon cheri.
4 "Eternal Midnight" For mornings when I can't see you
Spicy mint tea...

For brunch a marmalade muffin.
A touch of bitter fits my mood.
A sigh is stardust.
It's like our own Milky Way.

I can't catch up to your distant back.
Look! Twilight creeps up on us.

The distance to you
is like an eternal night...
5 "All You Clowns" Hey, you!
How long you gonna wear that ugly mask?
You know you ain't got the guts for this task.

Cover yourself with paint
You're actin' like you ain't
Afraid of whatcha got in store for your fate
You think you got me? Well, that's too bad!
'Cuz I ain't stupid enough to get had!

So drop the pathetic act
I wanna dance and that's a fact
Now quit your gawkin' and start to react!

YEAH-YEAH! Now DANCE!
6 "My List" ♦ The Hated

People who are all talk. Lying grown-ups!
Keeping up appearances.
Hypocrites!
Myself! ←I hate myself!! Dumbass!!
♦ The Liked

Animals. Only cute ones, though. Like cats.
Milk tea. I like lemon, too, though.
Black. Blue. Grey, too... Only dark grey.
7 "Song of the Fallen Angel" The fallen angel is chained down.

Her wings torn off, eroded by prejudice,
her last breaths full of black despair...
Do you know her name?
Will she eventually return to nothing,
forced into the realm of oblivion...?

---------No!
Her requiem will become a roar
And tear away the mask of hypocricy!
Do you know her name,
she who will strike down the cowards
and tear down the lies?

That's right, her name is......

What is it?
8 "RELEASE YOURSELF" RELEASE YOURSELF!
FROM DESIRE! FROM IMPULSE!

LOGIC AND RATIONALES
ARE EXCUSES FOR THE WEAK!
RELEASE YOURSELF!
YOUR HEART'S VOICE! YOUR INTERNAL SCREAM!

IN EXCHANGE FOR A LOST VOICE
GRAB AHOLD OF YOUR PROOF OF LIFE!

NEVER LET IT GO!

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Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden / The Animation) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 4: The Golden Animation Special Arrange CD - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Re:BRiLLiANCE
Songs "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Alone in this World" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Just Like The Wind" - "Key Plus Words" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Never More" - "Next Chance to Move On" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Shadow World" - "Signs of Love" - "Sky's The Limit" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Time To Make History" - "True Feelings" - "True Story" - "The Way of Memories" - "We Are One and All" - "Ying Yang" - "Your Affection"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Persona 4 / Golden) - Requests - Status Changes - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates - Steam Profile Items
School Life Weather Forecast - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Books - Movie Theater - Bed - Fishing - Cooking - Part-time Jobs - Shrine - Scooter - Gardening - School Club - Bug Catching - Refrigerator - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Cat
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best- - Persona VS
Publications Manga - The Magician - Dengeki Comic Anthology (the Animation / The Golden / The Golden Animation) - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto (manga) - Yasoinaba Case File - Persona Magazine
Drama CDs Persona 4 (Vol.1 / Vol.2 / Vol.3) - Persona 4 The Animation (Vol.1 / Vol.2) - Persona 4 Golden (Vol.1 / Vol.2)
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Characters
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular / Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Locations
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Archives
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona user - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Skills - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Steam Profile Items
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay
Characters
Playable Rise Kujikawa - Yu Narukami - Kanami Mashita - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Kanji Tatsumi - Teddie - Yukiko Amagi - Naoto Shirogane - Nanako Dojima - Margaret - Marie - Tohru Adachi - Hatsune Miku
Non-playable Protagonist - Ryotaro Dojima - Minoru Inoue - Sumomo Ujima - Tomoe Sayama - Tamami Uesugi - Nozomi Nakahara - Kyoka Ochimizu - Dance Instructor - Yuko Osada - Mikuratana-no-Kami - President Tanaka
Locations
Other Velvet Room - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Takura Productions - Inaba - Midnight Channel
Midnight Stage Kujikawa Rise (Stage) - Circus Tent - Sultry Lounge - Doll House - Romantic Castle - Mechanical Castle - Event Space - Mikuratana-no-Kami's Realm
Music
Albums Persona 4: Dancing All Night Original Soundtrack
Songs Dance! - Calystegia
Archive
Terminology Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Kanamin Kitchen - LMB Festival - Shadow Self - Investigation Team - Apathy Syndrome
Lists Trophies
Characters
Playable - P3 P3 hero - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - PQ Rei & Zen
Non-playable Elizabeth - Margaret - Theodore - Marie - Nanako Dojima - Queen of Hearts - Merciful Clergyman - Kind Doctor - Best Friend - Clockwork God - Chronos - Zeus
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Yasogami High School
Main Hub Handcrafted Workshop - Nurse's Office - Velvet Room
Labyrinths You in Wonderland - Group Date Cafe - Evil Spirit Club - Inaba Pride Exhibit - Clock Tower
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack - Sound of the Labyrinth
Songs "Maze of Life" - "Light the Fire Up in the Night" - "Laser Beam" - "Changing Me"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona user - Velvet Room - Fusion (Sacrificial Fusion) - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Boost - Power Spot - Skill Card - SEES - Investigation Team - Cut-in - All-out Attack
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Skills (Skill Cards) - Items - Ailments - Requests - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga -Roundabout- - Side:P3 - Side:P4
Productions Escape From Persona Q: Cyber Labyrinth - Official Visual Material
Characters
Playable - P5 P5 hero - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Goro Akechi - Morgana - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura
Playable - P4 P4 hero - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Playable - P3/P P3 hero - P3P heroine - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki
Non-playable Hikari - Nagi - Doe - Hikari's Father - Elizabeth - Theodore - Margaret - Marie - Caroline and Justine - Kamoshidaman - Herbivore Dinosaurs - Yosukesaurus - Ribbon - Overseer - Mother Computer - Enlil - Nanako Dojima
Locations
Origin Tartarus - Iwatodai Dormitory - Junes - Midnight Channel - Dojima Residence - Café Leblanc - Mementos
Main Hub Cinema - Velvet Room - Shop
Labyrinths Kamoshidaman - Junessic Land - A.I.G.I.S. - Hikari - Theater District
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "Road Less Taken" - "Wait and See" - "Pull the Trigger" - "Remember, We Got Your Back" - "Invitation to Freedom" - "Cinematic Tale" - "Life Will Change" - "Nothing is Promised" - "LaLaLa Goodbye Personality!" - "Hikari is Bad!" - "That’s Right, Right?" - "I Will Make You Normal" - "Colorful World"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Sub-Persona) - Persona User - Velvet Room - Fusion - Shadow (F.O.E) - Wild Card - Dark Hour - Evoker - Glasses - Mask - Power Spot - Cognition - Boost - Metaverse - SEES - Investigation Team - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Cut-in - Special Screening - All-out Attack - Baton Pass - Akashic Record
Lists Arcana - Characters - Items - Skills - Personas - Shadows - Bosses - Ailments - Special Screenings - Patches and Updates
Other Media
Manga Roundabout Special - Official Visual Materials
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