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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 his/her apparent lack of decorum in entertaining Vaike's crass burping exercise. As she later storms off, Lissa divulges that it will take her a fairly substantial amount of time for her to warm up to the Avatar.

Maribelle is later captured by Gangrel and his Plegian force, under the farcical justification that she had trespassed upon their borders, and could possibly be a Ylissean spy. Upon the Shepherds' arrival within the domains of Plegia in a bid to form a truce with Gangrel, they are greeted with not just the deplorable sight of Maribelle held captive in binds, but also Gangrel's despicable demand for the Fire Emblem to be handed over in exchange for Maribelle's life. Refusing to allow such a crucial national relic to be exchanged for a life that she regards to be worthless in comparison, Maribelle vehemently urges Chrom to not acquiesce to Gangrel's demands and leave her, alongside hurling abuse in response to Gangrel and Aversa's nonsensical accusations. Growing frustrated and impatient over the indecisiveness of Emmeryn and Chrom, Gangrel proceeds to send a ragtag of Barbarians in a botched attempt to wrench the Fire Emblem from the party. As the main party is distracted by Gangrel's sudden display of hostility, Aversa sidles up to Maribelle, taunting her for being the possible cause of House Ylisse's ruin. At this point, a swirl of wind engulfs the barbarian holding Maribelle, and as he falls back, Ricken dashes into the scene. Stunned by Ricken's jarring entrance, Maribelle exclaims incredulously and is rooted to the spot. Ricken then proceeds to cast another Wind spell at Aversa before escaping with Maribelle. After the ensuing battle concludes, Maribelle is assailed with Lissa's concern, to which she gently responds with calm reassurance. The Avatar then steps in to express relief at her safe return, to which she responds with begrudging gratitude. Maribelle will then strengthen her resolve to fight for the sake of Ylisse, following Chrom's army to achieve this goal.

Should Chrom marry Maribelle at the end of Chapter 11, Maribelle will assume the role of the new Queen of Ylisse and thereafter conceive Lucina two years later. After the ambush on Carrion Isle, "Marth" reveals her identity as Chrom's daughter, Lucina, from the future. Upon witnessing Lucina weeping into Chrom's arms, Maribelle initially mistakes her for the immoral mistress of Chrom, and, in spite of her vain attempt to continue up-keeping her noble decorum, eventually loses her temper out of hurt. When first informed of Lucina's identity shortly after, Maribelle takes this as a means employed by Chrom to further mock her loyalty to him, and, affronted, proceeds to accuse him of lying to her. In a bid to further prove her identity, Lucina directs Maribelle's attention to the Brand of the Exalt manifested on her left eye - A spitting reflection of that which is possessed by the infant Lucina. Maribelle's first instinct is to react with horror, fervently believing that her infant daughter had been kidnapped and enlarged. After Lucina imparts the woeful tale of her destitute future to her parents, Maribelle, finally convinced of her identity, proceeds to embrace her, tenderly praising her for her courage as she does so.

Prior to the events of Paralogue 7, upon witnessing a hapless priest and a band of villagers being threatened by a brigand vigilante group, Maribelle urgently presses Chrom to make haste to their aid. On arrival at the temple grounds at which the scene takes place, she asserts her zealousness in purging the vicinity of the brigand threat. If Maribelle were to be directed to speak to Brady, she will, in response to him laughing out of relief and happiness upon seeing her, respond with disgust and outrage, as she mistakes him for being affiliated to the crude, low-born masses. 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 battle concludes, Brady will seek an audience with Maribelle, where he reveals his identity as her son by referring to her as "Ma". Refusing to believe his claim, Maribelle sardonically replies that her healing capabilities are ones that are incapable of mending Brady's lascivious tendencies. Brady then presents her a carbon copy of her ring, and, before he can continue speaking, Maribelle cuts in and launches into a tirade, accusing him of having purloined her personal possessions. Clearly irritated by his mother's display of unreasonable obstinateness, Brady yells at her to check that her ring is still intact on her finger, and upon doing so, Maribelle is forced to acknowledge the truth of his claim. She then laments over how her future self has failed to raise him into the gentleman that she envisions her son to be, before reverting to her senses and reassuring him that she will assume the burden he has borne on his behalf. As Brady, touched by Maribelle's words, begins to tear up, Maribelle's maternal instincts are essentially triggered, compelling her to follow suit.

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

  • Trobadour/ 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 ModifersEdit

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 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, rendering her incapable of withstanding melee-based attacks - The result of her low Defence growth rate and cap. Thankfully enough, her Luck and Speed growth rates may just serve as a panacea to this issue, as they will concurrently build up her ability to dodge enemy attacks as she rises through the levels. During the process, however, one must keep her away from sustaining too many physical attacks, as just one successful may prove to be fatal to her.

If promoted into a Valkyrie, Maribelle becomes a very effective mage-killer unit, albeit one that suffers from low Defence. As before, her mid-high Speed and Skill will be able to offset this problem, as she should thereafter be able to dodge most attacks. It is highly recommended to expend Dracoshields on Maribelle to remedy her low Defence, especially in the event that units with high Skill and Luck like Heroes manage to overwhelm 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, as she is imbued with a higher Defence cap - One that comes, however, at the cost of a small cap reduction in Magic, Speed and Resistance. In this class, she will be able to learn the Renewal skill, one that is extremely useful in prolonging her overall battlefield effectiveness by extending her durability. In spite of these benefits, Maribelle will be impaired by her atrociously low Strength, and will thus be unable to inflict copious amounts of damage with her weapon of choice. This may be rectified by increasing her Axe proficiency by enough notches to grant her the ability to wield Bolt Axes. On the contrary, if Maribelle is ultimately intended to be used as an offensive unit, it is best for the player to get her to pick up the Renewal skill before re-classing her into a Valkyrie.

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 resolutely frail physically, a fact that is especially accentuated by her experiencing a fall in Resistance. Re-classing 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, rendering her incapable of wielding swords. Furthermore, her stronger Magic is essentially wasted if she were to remain a Dark Knight, as it could be more effectively exploited for both offensive and healing capabilities when she is either a Sage or a Valkyrie. In spite of these discrepancies riddling her re-class options, Maribelle can still stand to benefit from the various skills they have to offer, namely, Tomefaire, Slow Burn, and Lifetaker.

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, that which can later be passed on to her son, who would not be able to obtain it otherwise.

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.

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!"
  • "Wretched beast!"
  • "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'.

GalleryEdit

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