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Maribelle
Maribelle (FE13 Artwork)
GameFire Emblem: Awakening
First SeenChapter 2: Shepherds (joins in Chapter 5: The Exalt and the King)
Starting ClassTroubadour


“'Oh, hey' yourself! I've sprouted 14 gray hairs fretting over you!”
—Maribelle to Lissa in Chapter 2.

Maribelle (マリアベル Mariaberu, Mariabell in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

According to the official Japanese website, she is voiced by Hiromi Igarashi.[1] In the English version she is voiced by Melissa Fahn.

ProfileEdit

Maribelle is a member of Chrom's Shepherds, and is the daughter of the Duke of Themis, an influential noble family in Ylisse. She is the mother of Brady, and can potentially be the parent of Lucina and Morgan. Her birthday falls on April 14. According to her in-game profile, Maribelle is said to have the worst sleeping positions in the army, and frequently tosses in her sleep.

Maribelle is first introduced in Chapter 2 when Lissa introduces the Avatar to the Shepherds, where she is initially appalled by their apparent lack of manners when praising Vaike's burping. As she storms off, Sumia assures them that Maribelle warms to people slowly, and Lissa giggles, saying that she otherwise burns too quickly.

Later on, while Chrom and the Shepherds are busy attempting to seek assistance from Ferox, Maribelle is captured by Gangrel and his Plegian force in Themis, under the false justification that she had trespassed upon their borders, and could possibly be a Ylissean spy. Hearing word of her kidnapping, Emmeryn then intervenes by attempting to parley with Gangrel to spare Maribelle's life, only to be informed that a compromise can only be reached if the Fire Emblem is passed into his hands. Refusing to allow the treasure of Ylisse to fall into Gangrel's hands, Maribelle frantically urges them not to trade it for her life. Caught in the dilemmatic crossroads between saving Maribelle's life and protecting the relic of Ylisse, Emmeryn hesitates in forming a sound decision. Growing infuriated over Emmeryn's indecisiveness, Gangrel orders Aversa to execute Maribelle. Thankfully enough, Ricken arrives on the scene in the nick of time, where a Wind blast that he conjures succeeds in stunning and repelling Aversa and the Plegian force long enough for him to rescue her and eventually regroup with the shepherds. After the ensuing battle concludes, Lissa expresses agitated concern over Maribelle, to which Maribelle responds by comforting and reassuring her. When the Avatar steps in and expresses their relief for her safety, she thanks them for their concern, albeit begrudgingly. Strengthening her resolve to fight for the Halidom, Maribelle follows Chrom's army to achieve this goal.

Should Maribelle pursue a matrimonial relationship with Chrom, at the end of Chapter 11, she will assume the role of the new Queen of Ylisse. Two years later, the couple will conceive their first child, Lucina. After the ambush on Carrion Isle, "Marth" reveals her identity as Chrom's daughter, Lucina, from the future. Witnessing Lucina weeping in Chrom's arms, Maribelle immediately assumes that she is his mistress, causing her to lose her temper out of hurt and disbelief. However, upon having her attention directed to the Brand of the Exalt manifested on Lucina's left eye, Maribelle is thereafter convinced of Lucina being the future incarnation of her newborn daughter. After informing them of her plight from the future, Lucina and Maribelle share a tender moment, where the two embrace each other affectionately, with Maribelle proclaiming a plan to show her daughter off to everyone.

Prior to the events of Paralogue 7, upon witnessing a helpless priest and a band of villagers being threatened by a brigand vigilante group, Maribelle urgently presses Chrom to hurry to their aid. Inside the temple, if Maribelle is directed to speak to Brady, she will, in response to him laughing out of relief and happiness upon seeing her, respond with disgusted outrage, as she mistakes him for being a lowborn "mannerless cur". When Brady proceeds to reveal his knowledge of her name, Maribelle, further repulsed by his boldness, proceeds to accuse him of being lecherous before storming off. After the bandit threat is contained, Brady approaches Maribelle once more, where he reveals his identity as her son by referring to her as "Ma". Maribelle is initially repulsed by what she perceives to be an act of ill-mannered boldness, vehemently refusing to believe his claim. Brady then attempts to prove his identity as her son by presenting her a carbon copy of her wedding ring, only to be accused of being an loathsome thief, at least until she checks that her ring is still intact on her finger. Evidently distraught that her future self had failed to raise Brady into the gentleman that she envisions her son to be, Maribelle laments over his unrefined, brusque mannerisms. Brady, though slightly hurt at Maribelle's severe response, attempts to ease a portion of her unhappiness by assuring her that her future self had diligently educated him in the noble arts. Relieved at the knowledge that her son is, as she puts it, "salvageable", Maribelle tenderly acknowledges Brady's laborious crossing of the time-space continuum in order to locate her, promising to share in the burden of emotional anguish that he has had to assume following the deaths of his parents in the future. Touched by Maribelle's words, Brady tears up, to which Maribelle shortly follows suit after a vain attempt at scolding him for "not keeping with his station".

After the war, Maribelle will return to Themis and become a magistrate, demanding equal justice to both commoners and nobles alike.

In her supports with Gaius, it is revealed that in a time long come to pass, Gaius's plan to steal from the Ylissean treasury was foiled when he was captured. Pushing the responsibility of the plot onto Maribelle's father and causing him to be put on trial, this has thus resulted in Maribelle harbouring a deep-seated resentment towards Gaius. This hatred is later vanquished when Gaius, albeit reluctantly, admits that he had done so in order to protect her from being targeted by the nobles who had plotted against her father.

PersonalityEdit

Maribelle is a typical noblewoman, trained in the classical and finer arts of the higher ranks in society. Ironically, this has sparked within her an interest in the "plebeian" lifestyles of the common citizenry of Ylisse, in turn motivating her aspiration to become a magistrate that fosters equal rights between both the nobility and the common folk alike. She tends to come off as being snobbish and prideful, warming up rather slowly to others. Once she has developed a fairly intimate relationship with a given individual, she becomes much kinder and is more sensitive to the emotions of the other party. This personality of hers has had a negative impact on her social life during her childhood, in which she was alienated by many of her fellow noble peers, who, perceiving it as weird and bizarre, took to cruelly mocking her and falsifying rumors about her. Lissa is by far the only person willing to befriend Maribelle and accept her for who she is, compelling Maribelle to view Lissa as her most treasured friend. In gratitude for Lissa's friendship, Maribelle has vowed to protect her, even at the cost of her own life.

In GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Level HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res Move
FE13 Maribelle Troubadour Map SpriteTroubadour 3 18 0 5 4 6 5 3 6+2 7
Skill Weapon Starting Items
Resistance+2Resistance +2 StaffIconFE13Staff - D Mend FE13 IconMend
Vulnerary FE13 IconVulnerary


Growth RatesEdit

  • Troubadour/ Valkyrie
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
65% 20% 60% 50% 50% 80% 15% 55%
  • War Cleric
HP Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
75% 35% 55% 50% 45% 80% 20% 50%

Max Stat ModifiersEdit

Str Mag Skl Spd Luk Def Res
 -3 +2 +1 0 +3 -3 +2

SupportsEdit

See also: Maribelle/Supports

Romantic Supports

Other Supports

Class SetsEdit

OverallEdit

Base ClassEdit

Maribelle is a very capable healer in her Troubadour base class. This is attributed to the fact that she possesses a slightly higher Magic growth rate than Lissa does, meaning that she will be able to become a much more effective healer at a faster rate, alongside the fact that her being on horseback allows her to be fairly mobile. Furthermore, Maribelle's high Luck growth rate will see said stat consistently rising with each level up that she attains, allowing her to not just be able to dodge more proficiently, but also be protected from the threat of enemy critical attacks. However, physically-wise, Maribelle is rather fragile thanks her abysmally low defensive growth and starting stats. Thankfully enough, her Luck and Speed growth rates helps to remedy this flaws, allowing her to dodge most enemies. Nevertheless, keeping Maribelle out of the fray is the best strategy to keep her alive.

If promoted into a Valkyrie, Maribelle becomes a very effective mage-killer unit. As before, her mid-high Speed and Skill will be able to offset her low Defense, helping her dodge most incoming attacks. Using Dracoshields on Maribelle to remedy her low Defense is a wise choice if planning on using her as other units with high skill and speed, such as Heroes and Swordmasters, can offset her high speed and skill, ensuring heavy damage on her. Adding on to these benefits is the Dual Support+ skill; The best skill the Valkyrie class has to offer, this will allow Maribelle to serve as a potent support unit under Pair Up and Dual System situations.

As a War Cleric, Maribelle will be able to sustain physical damage much better with her higher Defense caps, but in exchange for a drop in Speed, Skill, and Resistance. However, her strength skill is severely low and given her reliance on Axes in this class, Maribelle will have almost no offensive capabilities without considerable amount of stat grinding or Energy Drops. Without a lot of investment and luck, War Cleric Maribelle will need to train enough to promote her Axe Rank to use Bolt Axes which uses her Magic stat instead of her Strength to be offensive viable. Even then, Bolt Axes are decently good for her as a War Cleric, if seeking the most amount of magic damage from her, Valkyrie is a much better option.

ReclassEdit

Maribelle's re-class options are that of the Mage and Pegasus Knight class lines. In the Mage-based classes, Maribelle can fully harness her potent Magic and Skill as a Sage, although she will remain frail physically and has a drop in resistance from her Valkyrie option in exchange for the two mentioned stat raises. Overall, Maribelle can act as a pretty standard Sage and performs similarly to Miriel and is worth considering if searching for healing potency and offensive ability over mobility and resistance from her. Reclassing her into a Dark Knight will increase her Defence to a fairly solid cap of 39, at the cost of reducing her Resistance cap from 47 (as a Valkyrie) to 40. While her defences will be fairly competent regardless, Maribelle's Strength still leaves a lot to be desired, leaving her less suitable for the Dark Knight's general task compared to Tharja and Henry who have stats suitable to use the class effectively. Regardless of her final choice, putting some training into these classes will give Maribelle Tomefaire for stronger Magic in nearly all of her classes and Lifetaker for stronger regeneration if choosing an offensive approach for Maribelle. Slow Burn can be considered too if clearing maps takes a few turns.

In the Pegasus-based lines, Maribelle will not only remain vulnerable to physical attacks, but also face an increased threat from bow-wielding units; One that cannot be remedied even with her high Skill, Speed and Luck. To this end, it is advisable for Maribelle to only assume these classes once her stats begin capping in others. It is still recommended for her to be re-classed into at least a Dark Flier regardless, as doing so will allow her to learn the Galeforce skill, allowing her to help clear enemies and either choose to attack again or back away and heal others. Galeforce is one of the only skills worth passing on to Brady along with Dual Support+ due to their exclusiveness to female classes and usability.

Maribelle is, in a similar vein to Lissa, capable of being a Rally Unit, as she can potentially learn all five Rally skills that Lissa can. However, such a role may not be too ideal, as her low Defence, even in the War Cleric class, may serve as an impediment for her survival while supporting everyone else.

QuotesEdit

Event TileEdit

  • "Hmm, what's this? ...Well, I see little point in just leaving it here." (item)
  • "I managed a quick bit of violin practice. I try to stay abreast of the noble pursuits." (exp)
  • "I managed some additional practice. I'm not afraid of a little extra work." (weapon exp)

Relationship Event TileEdit

AskingEdit

  • "Why the satisfied expression? Did you suddenly come into money?" (happy)
  • "I must say, you're a reliable fighter. Why don't we join forces out there?" (team up)
  • "If you don't mind sharing, what do you dream of doing with your life?" (dreams)
  • "I'm always so bored after a battle. How do you pass the time?" (free time)

ReplyingEdit

  • "Certainly not. This morning's tea was refreshing and put me in high spirits." (happy)
  • "Certainly. You won't regret your choice." (team up)
  • "I want to be a big, hairy barbarian! ...Ugh, laugh, would you? It's a joke." (dreams)
  • "I study self defence. A little 'parasol fu' works wonders on thugs and brigands!" (free time)

Asking - MarriedEdit

  • "Don't even ENTERTAIN the thought of dying out there, my love. I swear..." (promise)
  • "(name), I...I just wanted you to know how handsome you look today." (compliment)
  • "I love you, (name). We belong together always." (love)
  • "You dropped something, (name). What is it?" (gift)

Replying - MarriedEdit

  • "I'll be all right. I'm too worried about you to keel over just yet." (promise)
  • "Thank you. I try to look my best around the man I love." (compliment)
  • "M-must you say such mortifying things? I...I love you, too. There! Conversation over!" (love)
  • "These are the finest of tea leaves. ...Hey, who said I got them for you?!" (gift)

Asking - ChildEdit

  • "Shall we train together, Brady/Lucina/Morgan? ...Moms are tough. Haven’t you heard?" (train)
  • "Are you feeling all right, Brady/Lucina/Morgan? I could go fetch my staff..." (concern)
  • "Tell me what you need Brady/Lucina/Morgan. I’ll not allow my child to go without." (gift)
  • "How did you spend your days in the future, Brady/Lucina/Morgan?" (story)

Replying - ChildEdit

  • "Very well. I accept your challenge. But don’t come crying to me if you lose." (train)
  • "Ugh, how frail do you think I am? Worry about yourself for a change." (concern)
  • "I would like a nice, frilly dress. And if it’s not haute couture, I’ll make YOU wear it!" (gift)
  • "Before you arrived, I was kidnapped by Gangrel and faced all manner of evils. But none of that compares to what you must have seen... Well, be at peace. You’re safe with me. Together we shall set the future right." (story)

Level UpEdit

  • "One step closer and I'll be forced to maim you." (6-7 stats up)
  • "I won't be satisfied until I'm the very best!" (4-5 stats up)
  • "Anything to set myself apart from the rabble." (2-3 stats up)
  • "This is completely unacceptable." (0-1 stats up)
  • "I think I've sufficiently proven my superiority." (0-1 stats up, most stats capped)

Class ChangeEdit

  • "Look at me! Classier than ever!"

ArmoryEdit

  • "I'll take two tins of your finest tea and a silk bonnet." (buying)
  • "Surely there are easier ways to line our war chest?" (selling)
  • "Give me something that will shame my lowborn foes." (forging)

BarracksEdit

AloneEdit

  • "I should talk to Chrom about turning this into a tearoom. It needs...something..." (misc)
  • "I declare, I am in fine form! Perhaps only natural for a woman of my breeding." (surge)

Greetings - NormalEdit

  • "Good morning, Avatar. Resting up early, I see." (morning)
  • "Avatar, the day’s only half over. A little early for a break, isn’t it?" (midday)
  • "Evening, Avatar. You’ve been taking a lot of breaks lately." (evening)
  • "Shouldn’t you get to bed soon, Avatar?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar."  (birthday)

Greetings - MarriedEdit

  • "Hello, Avatar. A lovely morning we’re having." (morning)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Have you already planned out your day?" (midday)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Can you believe how the day flew by?" (evening)
  • "Hello, Avatar. Will you be retiring for the night?" (night)
  • "Happy birthday, Avatar."  (birthday)

RosterEdit

Lissa's best friend. A proud and sharp-tongued noble from one of Ylisse's most well-to-do houses. She is cold to strangers, particularly commoners, but warms quickly. The most likely to toss in her sleep. Born on April 14th.

Help DescriptionEdit

A Shepherd, and also Lissa's best friend. Proud, yet kind.

ConfessionEdit

“My lord... you saw to the very core of my heart. And may the gods help you if you break it.”
—Maribelle's confession quote

Final ChapterEdit

“Get up right this instant, or suffer a swift smack from my parasol!”
—Maribelle's final chapter quote

“I never doubted us for a second! ...Well, maybe a half second.”
—Maribelle's quote after Grima was defeated by Chrom

“That's right. You don't get to die until I say you can! I was promised a lovely future, and I intend to collect.”
—Maribelle reassuring the Avatar for their choice if she is his wife.

“If he/she returns to us now, I might even consider making him/her tea. ...Myself. Do you hear that, Avatar?! ME, making TEA! You should be honored!”
—Maribelle's quote after the Avatar's sacrifice of killing Grima

DLC Pre-BattleEdit

The Golden Gaffe Pre-BattleEdit

“Honestly, I'm a bit shocked a princess like Lissa had to save gold on the side. But I'm MORE shocked at you! Why didn't you steal from me? Do I look poor to you? DO I?!”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

EXPonential Growth Pre-BattleEdit

“Have you no shame? Ransacking other people's property is so low class! Perhaps if you apologized, I might overlook your transgressions... What's wrong? Bandages in your mouth? Oh well!”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Infinite Regalia Pre-BattleEdit

“Oh, you have a fancy name and a nice round number at your disposal...But all I see are a pack of hounds made to guard their master's treasure!...Hmm? Why are your eyes glowing like that, darling? Was it something I said?”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Death's Embrace Pre-BattleEdit

“Lissa cried for you when she saw what was done to your families. It must be so hard for her to have to fight the same people she mourns for... If dispatching your swiftly will spare her more pain, then that is what I must do.”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Five-Anna Firefight Pre-BattleEdit

“You brutes have some nerve materializing in an inferno like this! Why, I can hardly breathe, let alone fight comfortably! Has no one forewarned you of what happens when I lose my temper?!”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Roster Rescue Pre-BattleEdit

“I am, of course, far too noble to have any embarrassing secrets. I sleep quite soundly knowing that I am the absolute pinnacle of propriety! ...What is that look? Don't tell me the book suggests otherwise?!”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Summer Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“The baseborn do know how to entertain themselves, I'll give them that... Perhaps Lissa and I could share tea and bring a little class to the place. Of course, we'll need to be rid of rabble like you first!”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

Hot-Spring Scramble Pre-BattleEdit

“Oh my... Not even the manor had a bath this spacious. Something about being wrapped in this steam makes me want to hum a tune... How about "The Ballad of the Bashed-In Risen"? I devised it but seconds ago.”
—Maribelle's pre-battle quote.

In BattleEdit

Dual SupportEdit

  • "Pay attention!"
  • "We'll do it together."
  • "Luck be with us!"
  • "Look at this weakling!"
  • "We are superior!"
  • "Come now."
  • "I'm by your side!"
  • "Do your worst."
  • "Stay focused."

Dual StrikeEdit

  • "En garde!"
  • "Right here, you worm!"
  • "Lowborn filth!"
  • "Permit me, darling."
  • "So sorry!"

Dual GuardEdit

  • "They won't hurt you!"
  • "Wretched beast."

CriticalEdit

  • "Big mistake!"
  • "I will ruin you!"
  • "Say goodnight!"
  • "I promise you, this will hurt!"

Defeated EnemyEdit

  • "Ha!"
  • "Troglodyte."
  • "Who else?"

Partner Defeats the enemyEdit

  • "I'm impressed."
  • "My humble thanks."
  • "My gratitude."

HealedEdit

  • "My gratitude."
  • "I'm impressed."

Defeated By EnemyEdit

  • "You... brute..."

Death/RetreatEdit

“I've done...all I could...and now...I can only retreat... I must stay alive... I couldn't bear...to make Lissa grieve for me...”
—Maribelle's retreat quote (classic mode)

“What a horrible mess I've made of this... Time to go powder my nose...”
—Maribelle's retreat quote (casual mode)

Possible EndingsEdit

Maribelle - Dire Damsel
After returning home to Themis, Maribelle became a magistrate who demanded equal justice for nobles and commoners alike.
Maribelle and Chrom
After Grima's defeat, Chrom was officially welcomed as Ylisse's new exalt. Queen Maribelle kept him always on his toes while she strove tirelessly to become a magistrate and reform the halidom's laws.
Maribelle and the Avatar
Many wrote of Avatar's legendary exploits, but accounts of his origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—he loved his wife, Maribelle, above all else.
Maribelle and Frederick
As Ylisse's new knight captain, Frederick took charge of keeping the peace and training new recruits. His wife, Maribelle, did her own part for Ylisse by studying hard and becoming a respected magistrate.
Maribelle and Virion
Virion returned home to Rosanne, where he was labeled a traitor and a coward, or else ignored entirely. But his wife, Maribelle, treated the people fairly and equally, and in time, they learned to forgive him.
Maribelle and Vaike
Vaike returned to the streets that raised him and was welcomed as an hero and brother to all. But people were fonder still of Maribelle, who worked tirelessly to win them equal rights in the eyes of the law.
Maribelle and Stahl
Stahl continued his service as an Ylissean knight and led crucial missions across the realm. Maribelle was quick to whip his scatterbrained nature out of him and the two lived a long and happy life.
Maribelle and Kellam
After returning home to Themis, Maribelle became a magistrate who demanded equal justice for nobles and plebeians alike. Her husband's name has been lost to history.
Maribelle and Lon'qu
Lon'qu returned to Regna Ferox and served as Basilio's right-hand man. Maribelle, for her part, could not stand her new home's nonsensical laws and eventually guided both khans to an era of reform.
Maribelle and Ricken
While continuing to study magic, Ricken realized how childish some of his actions had been. Maribelle went on to be a magistrate, and the couple leaned on each other for the rest of their days.
Maribelle and Gaius
Gaius never lost his sweet tooth, though he ultimately returned to less savory enterprises. Having studied to become a magistrate, Maribelle feared the day she would meet her own husband in court.
Maribelle and Gregor
After the war, Gregor briefly took into a life of excess, but fear of his wife’s verbal abuse led him to resume work as a sellsword. Maribelle’s family never approved of Gregor, and he never cared.
Maribelle and Libra
Many an unfortunate child found joy in the small orphanage Libra and his wife built after the war. Sadly, Maribelle's sharp tongue and proud attitude rubbed off on the tykes, making them quite the handful.
Maribelle and Henry
Henry settled down with Maribelle and turned out to be a surprisingly good father. Their newborn son inherited his mother's noble blood—but also her sharp tongue, as time would reveal.
Maribelle and Donnel
Donnel returned to his tiny village and built a happy life with his mother and Maribelle. Still, he was careful not to pester his new bride about working in the fields, lest she lift a scythe for other reasons.

EtymologyEdit

Maribelle is a combination of the names Mary/Maria and Isabelle, both of which are often associated with high class 'Southern Belles'.

TriviaEdit

  • Maribelle has unique battle models for each of her Troubadour related classes:
    • As a Troubadour, she wears pink and has hearts on her corset.
    • As a Valkyrie, she has a pink color scheme.
    • As a War Cleric, she wears a pink dress.

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