“...I regret running from him. Even without a chance of victory, I should have faced him like a man. I'm ashamed that I survived when so many of our allies were killed...”
—Maruju, in a conversation with Enteh about Gwenchaos
Maruju (マルジュ Maruju) is a playable character from TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga. He is the fifteen-year-old son of Alfred and Sylpheeze and the younger brother of Mel. He is also the grandson of Eisenbaha. A mage specializing in wind magic, he is the only character who is capable of wielding ☆Wundergust.
Maruju is first seen with his mother and his grandfather in the Temple of Mars. When Gwenchaos assaults the temple, killing Eisenbaha in the process, Maruju is ordered by Sylpheeze to flee and find Enteh, whom he has been tasked with protecting. Once Runan arrives at the temple, Maruju meets Enteh, who recruits him into the army. After the battle, Maruju tells Enteh that he is ashamed of fleeing, as he thinks that he should have fought Gwenchaos "like a man." At this time, he also expresses his anger at Enteh for both being distant from him and viewing him as a younger brother instead of a man.
If he is sent with Runan after the first route split, Maruju will start a quarrel with Meriah by claiming that she is an incompetent mage. After Map 17, he can visit Free City Sene to obtain the ☆Tome of Reeve. If he is sent with Holmes instead, he will meet Alicia, who angers him for her amusement. While he is on this team, he can visit the Temple of Mars to meet his mother, who will give ☆Sylpheed to him.
During the third intermission, Maruju is approached by Narsus disguised as Meriah. After pointing out that Maruju has romantic feelings for Enteh, "Meriah" confesses to loving him, and he responds by running away in shock. Some time later, Maruju approaches the real Meriah and apologizes to her for his behavior, which quickly confuses her.
In the ending, Maruju declares that he will continue to protect Enteh, this time on behalf of Runan. However, this does not last long, as Enteh decides to travel the world with Runan.
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Maruju is the first mage to join your team and specializes in Wind magic. He obtains the unique tome Wundergust which has great hit and low weight, which will allow Maruju to pack a good punch early on. Of the four mages you obtain, Mauju averages with the lowest Magic. The rest of his stats are mostly on par with the other mages, and has no stand out qualities making him significantly better than the others. He will still make a good Sage and a worthy ally.
“I will, die...
At such a place...?”
—Maruju's death quote