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Marlone (most commonly referred to as Marie) is the main protagonist of Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg. She also appears in Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2. She is one of the most recurring characters within the Atelier franchise, and appears in many side games as well as crossover titles. Additionally, she has been referenced to in several games.
Marie is a somewhat carefree alchemist who started out as being the worst student in history at the Salburg academy, but worked her way up to becoming a highly skilled alchemist. She usually appears as an alchemist running a workshop or as a highly skilled travelling alchemist. She has a bright attitude, but struggles with keeping her workshop clean and arriving on time.
Marie is a student at the Salburg Academy, a school that is renown for its studies in magic and alchemy. Unfortunately, Marie is notorious for being the worst student at the academy, and achieving the worst grades in the school's history.
Marie seems to constantly fail at alchemy, no matter how positive and hard working she may be. Once it's known that Marie is not improving, she is given her own workshop by her instructor Ingrid as an alternative method to learning alchemy.
She is given five years to improve, and can enlist the help of many adventurers and friends throughout her journey. Marie must take part in battle, gather materials, complete tasks, and learn to synthesize successful items using alchemy. If she is able to synthesize an item that meets Ingrid's standards, she will be able to graduate as a full fledged alchemist in five years time.
After the events of Atelier Marie, Marie has become one of the greatest alchemists that the country has known. She has travelled far and wide to get a better understanding of alchemy, and continues to improve her abilities day by day.
Prior the start of the game, she cures Atelier Elie's main protagonist Elie of a deadly illness that has been plaguing the kingdom. When Marie leaves, she travels back to Salburg, unaware that Elie is now in her pursuit. Marie is first seen in the game attending Schia's wedding, but to see her again the player must make it all the way to the city of Kentonis.
Although Marie plays a big role in the beginning of the game, she is not seen often as the game progresses. She will play a big role in one of the game's endings and will be seen throughout in several in game events. She is only featured in one other ending. She is also a recruitable party member. Her character events are mostly related to her old friends Schia and Kreis.
Role in Atelier ElkroneEdit
Marlone is a cheerful adventurer, but is mainly an alchemist. She is looking for her partner who she got separated from during their journey. Marie fights with a staff and bombs made with alchemy, however, she can often get careless with the bombs and cause trouble. She has gotten pretty famous as an adventurer and despite of her looks, she's very strong.
She went to school together with Clemans and Oswald, but despite that she had a teacher called Ingrid, this fact hints that the Marlone in this game is an alternative version of the character and not the same as in the Salburg series. Elkrone-Marie has also never seen a fairy before meeting Popote.
Marie is first introduced in a quest from Popote where Meriela and Popote goes investigating mysterious huge holes that have appeared on a hill. Despite that the knights and adventurers investigated this, they all returned unharmed but with a complete loss of self-confidence. The player can either bring Johann or Erhard along on this quest. It's soon revealed that the holes are caused by Marie hunting Punis using explosives such as Mega Bomb or Tera Bomb, having accepted a quest to hunt 100 of them in the area. Seeing Marie's skills was what left the adventurers and knights with such bad self confidence. In exchange for Meriela telling her about a place she can stay, Marie agrees to teach her how to make her special bombs.
During her travels with her partner, she got mistaken as a "bomb devil" and through a number of other misfortunes, they got separated from each other. Since her partner also was the one who kept her wallet, Marlone is now left completely without money. This is what led Marie to take on the Puni hunting quest. For a time, she stays in Elkrone looking for information about her partner and saving up money through quests. However, as Marie's visit is only temporary, there is also an event where Meriela and Marie take farewell.
Atelier Marie, Elie & AnisEdit
Marie is an alchemist who has graduated from the academy of Salburg. She runs her own atelier together with Elfir Traum. The two are tasked with creating new books for the academy's new library. Marie and Elie also mentor Anis Ryftchen, an aspiring teacher.
She starts out with a higher Adventurer level than Elie, but a lower Meister (alchemy) level. She also starts out with her ultimate staff, just like Elie. There are some events that can only be viewed when playing as Marie.
- In Atelier Elie, Marie states that she doesn't really think about love and is mostly focused on alchemy, while in Atelier Elkrone, she states that seeing the baby in the general store makes her think that becoming a mother wouldn't be that bad.
- It's possible that Marlone is the criminal who has been roaming Kanalland with bombs in Atelier Viorate, as the "bomb devil" is described as an alchemist with fancy clothing that shows the stomach.
- She makes an appearance in one of the Atelier Elkrone 4-komas.
- There is a piece of equipment in Mana Khemia that looks like Marie's outfit.
- There is a Marie-inspired costume available for Rorona in Atelier Questboard, as well as a staff named after her.
- In Atelier Marie, Elie & Anis, it is implied that even when sharing a workshop with someone else, she won't do housework.
- In Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia, Aurica takes on Marie's role and outfit during her Cosmosphere level E, which is based on Atelier Marie.
- In Atelier Elie, the lady living next door to Elie's workshop will complain about Marie's time living there, and speak poorly of her.
- Like Schia, she is from Granville village.
- ↑ Haruna Ikezawa www.imdb.com
- ↑ Atelier Elie Voice Cast www.imdb.com
- ↑ Kyoko Hikami www.wikipedia.org