“Oh, dear. Such naughty children, lashing out at Lord Duma so! You've earned quite the punishment...”
Marla (マーラ Māra) is a boss character from Fire Emblem Gaiden.
Marla is the daughter of Jedah and the older sister of Hestia and Sonya. She guards the Fear Mountain for Nuibaba in Chapter 4, but is defeated by Alm. She later reappears alongside Jedah and Hestia in an attempt to aid their master Duma in Chapter 5, but dies in battle. It is later revealed in Sonya's ending that Jedah intended to sacrifice Marla and Hestia to Duma.
In Sonya's base conversation, it is revealed that Marla, Hestia, and Sonya had been abandoned at a priory by Jedah. According to Sonya, while growing up at the priory, Marla was stern, but deeply kind.
When she is battled at the Fear Mountain, she will summon more Witches to help her, so it is recommended to defeat her as quickly as possible, unless if the player wants to abuse this, as Witches give a lot of experience.
“Hee... I'll sing you a lullaby... It's time for all the good little children to go to sleep.”
—Act 4 battle quote
“Oh dear... Such... stubborn children... You should...listen to...your...”
—Act 4 defeat quote
“Such naughty, willful children... Why won't you be good and listen to Father?”
—Act 5 battle quote
“Do you really...hate Father so...? Such lost...misguided children...”
—Act 5 death quote
Marla is a feminine name that is short for Marlene, which is a blend of the names Maria and Magdalene.
- Marla, alongside her sister, is the first unrecruitable female boss in the series.