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“Call me Marni. I heard we'd be meeting some royalty today...but you look like a bunch of losers to me.”
—Marni

Marni is a character from Fire Emblem Engage. She is a member of the Four Hounds, an organization that plans to revive the Fell Dragon. An alternate universe counterpart of her exists known as Madeline.

Profile[]

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Little is known about Marni's origins or where she came from. According to Marni, her mother abandoned her as she already had numerous sons and saw no value in a girl. By her own claim, she was stronger and more helpful to her mother, but her mother never once expressed gratitude. Eventually she and her mother left together one day for a walk, but this was merely a ruse to discard Marni at a church loyal to the Fell Dragon Sombron. Raised in the church, Marni was able to receive the love and gratitude she was never given by her mother and her natural talents eventually caught the eye of the Fell Dragon sect. She and Mauvier were scouted by Zephia who, alongside Griss, formed the Four Hounds, who Marni considered her family.

Marni is first encountered in Destinea Cathedral shortly after Sombron stole the Emblem Rings from Alear. Led by Veyle's darker personality, she joins the other Hounds in pursuing the Divine Dragon's army, though they are eventually able to escape.

Marni returns at Solm Castle after Zephia brainwashes Princess Hortensia to attack, but the army is repelled by Alear and their forces, and Marni flees with Zephia and Mauvier. Later, as the Elusian Army heads to Firene, Marni is aboard one of the ships with Mauvier and is informed that the Ring of the Azure Twins has been stolen by Rosado and Goldmary, forcing them to change course in chase. By the time they find the pair on the beaches between Solm and Firene, they have joined forces with Alear, and Marni is repelled once more by the army. They arrive in Firene just as the Divine Dragon's army begins to do battle against the darker Veyle, having learned the truth of her personalities from Zephia, but are forced to flee with Veyle and the other Hounds. Marni witnesses as Veyle's kinder personality awakens and returns the Ring of the Holy Knight to Alear, to Zephia's horror.

Later, after Sombron grants Zephia a helmet designed to permanently do away with the kinder Veyle, Marni is delighted to learn that Sombron is still satisfied with their work and gladly accepts the task of facing the Divine Dragon at Elusia's port. As Mauvier expresses concern over Zephia and Sombron's plan with the helmet, Zephia orders him to join Marni, to her frustration, as she wished to take the glory for herself. As the Divine Dragon's ship approaches, Marni reveals to Mauvier that she had stolen the Rings of the Young Lion and Dawn Maiden, intending to use their power to recover more rings. Although Mauvier warns her that Sombron will not be pleased, Marni insists that he go along with her plan, but in the end, they are both defeated and the rings recovered by Alear. When they return to Zephia, they confess that they lost the rings, and though Marni clings to the hope that Zephia and Sombron like them too much to care, Zephia savagely punishes them and leaves their unconscious bodies behind as she and Griss move forward with their own plan.

As Veyle has now been put under the helmet's thrall, Mauvier decides to seek out the Divine Dragon, fearing for the Fell Princess's safety. To this end, he has Marni prepare a ship to Lythos, where Zephia, Griss, Veyle, and Sombron are headed, while he approaches Alear in secret. Marni is shocked to see Mauvier arrive with the Divine Dragon's army and refuses to ally herself with them, but when Mauvier suggests that she stay behind, she reluctantly agrees to the truce only until she is reunited with Zephia.

During the journey to Lythos, Marni learns from Mauvier the trauma Veyle had sustained as a result of her identity as child of the Fell Dragon, as well as the fact that Alear is her sibling and all she desires is a true family with Sombron and Alear. Marni relates Veyle's history to her own, believing Veyle to have suffered much more than she had, though Mauvier and Alear are surprised to learn of Marni's own sad origins. Nonetheless, Marni maintains her plan of rejoining Zephia and Griss in Lythos, though she shows hesitance upon realizing that Mauvier will be her enemy, despite claiming to hate him for never showering her with praise.

When they do encounter Zephia and Griss, Mauvier willingly absolves Marni of any guilt in bringing the Fell Dragon to Lythos, and Zephia allows her to rejoin them. However, upon seeing Veyle under the effects of the helmet and learning that the kinder Veyle is effectively dead so long as the helmet remains intact, Marni is unable to fight her growing conscience and calls Zephia out for going too far before attempting to break the helmet and free Veyle with her axe. The blow is knocked back by a magical shield and Marni drops her axe, leaving her vulnerable as Zephia approaches her with a dagger, stabbing her through the stomach as the ultimate punishment for her betrayal. Mauvier runs to her side as she dies, and with her dying breaths, she asks him to tell the true Veyle that she's done a good job, should she be freed from her mental prison. Marni's death is the final straw for Mauvier, who fully sides with Alear in the ensuing battle against Zephia, and for the rest of the campaign against Sombron.

Marni's sacrifice proves not to have been in vain, as her strike managed to crack Veyle's helmet, allowing the true Veyle to seep through following the battle, and after Alear has been killed by Sombron, break the helmet entirely, permanently doing away with her darker personality.

During the credits as Mauvier and Veyle are helping repair villages and towns, the two come across a young girl whose attire is similar to Marni, reminding the two of her.
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Personality[]

Though her bright and innocent appearance seemingly belies her truly sadistic nature, Marni is also characterized by her general cheery, impulsive, and at times childish behavior. Because of her troubled past, she constantly craves affection and affirmation, and is willing and even eager to commit heinous crimes in the name of Lord Sombron if it brings her praise. She is also abundantly confident in her own skills, and her hubris leads to her falsely believing that Sombron and in turn Zephia would forgive her unconditionally.

She loves being a part of the Four Hounds, seeing its members as her family, due in large part to Zephia's praise corresponding to her own desire for a supportive mother-figure. She is regularly paired with Mauvier on missions, despite expressing disdain towards him due to his reserved nature and that, unlike Zephia and Griss, he rarely compliments her on her successes.

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Marni initially expresses contempt towards Veyle as well, due to the Fell Princess's favored position as a child of Sombron. However, after learning of Veyle's tragic past and Mauvier's closeness to her, Marni begins to show signs of empathy towards Veyle as well as regret that Mauvier will soon become her enemy due to his defection. This later culminates in her betraying Zephia in order to save Veyle as she resolves to listen to her own conscience, suggesting her previous cruelty was due in part to her emotional immaturity, and the realization that others have suffered the same or worse than she has enables her to identify right from wrong. However, her efforts at saving Veyle also demonstrate her continued impulsive nature as she chooses to act without considering the consequences, leading to her death at her adoptive mother-figure's hands.
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In-Game[]

Base Stats[]

Chapter 11: Retreat[]

One of the Four Hounds. A somewhat naive armored knight.

Chapter 14: The Battle for Solm[]

Chapter 16: Seashore Travels[]

Chapter 17: Serenity in Ruin[]

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
11 (8+3)59 (46+13)
FE17 Red Revival Stone
28 (20+8)9 (8+1)10 (9+1)9 (8+1)11 (10+1)24 (18+6)8 (7+1)14
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Hold Out+ IconHold Out+*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
HurricaneAxeFE17SpriteHurricane Axe

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
11 (8+3)64 (51+13)
FE17 Red Revival Stone
33 (25+8)9 (8+1)11 (10+1)8 (7+1)11 (10+1)37 (31+6)11 (10+1)14
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Stalwart IconStalwart
FE17 Swap IconSwap
FE17 Hold Out+ IconHold Out+*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
HurricaneAxeFE17SpriteHurricane Axe

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
11 (8+3)64 (51+13)
FE17 Red Revival Stone
33 (25+8)9 (8+1)11 (10+1)8 (7+1)11 (10+1)37 (31+6)11 (10+1)14
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Veteran+ IconVeteran+
FE17 Swap IconSwap
FE17 Hold Out+ IconHold Out+*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
HurricaneAxeFE17SpriteHurricane Axe

Chapter 19: The Dead Town[]

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
15 (12+3)63 (50+13)
FE17 Purple Revival Stone
28 (20+8)10 (9+1)11 (10+1)9 (8+1)7 (6+1)32 (26+6)9 (8+1)15
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Hold Out++ IconHold Out++*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion*
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
SilverGreataxeFE17SpriteSilver Greataxe
FE17GoddessIconSpriteGoddess Icon**
BindingBladeFE17SpriteBinding BladeFE17 Purple Revival Stone*

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
15 (12+3)73 (60+13)
FE17 Purple Revival Stone
34 (26+8)10 (9+1)11 (10+1)9 (8+1)7 (6+1)40 (34+6)15 (14+1)15
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Stalwart IconStalwart
FE17 Swap IconSwap
FE17 Hold Out++ IconHold Out++*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion*
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
SilverGreataxeFE17SpriteSilver Greataxe
FE17GoddessIconSpriteGoddess Icon**
BindingBladeFE17SpriteBinding BladeFE17 Purple Revival Stone*

Starting ClassBattle Style
MarniFE17SpriteGeneralArmored
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResBld
15 (12+3)73 (60+13)
PurpleRevivalStone2
37 (29+8)10 (9+1)11 (10+1)9 (8+1)13 (12+1)40 (34+6)15 (14+1)15
EmblemSkillsWeaponStarting Items
DarkRoyFE17SpriteRoyFE17 Veteran+ IconVeteran+
FE17 Swap IconSwap
FE17 Hold Out++ IconHold Out++*
FE17 Rise Above IconSink Below*
FE17 Blazing Lion IconBlazing Lion*
FE17 AxeAxe - SLancereaverFE17SpriteLancereaver*
RoyWyrmslayerFE17SpriteWyrmslayer*
SilverGreataxeFE17SpriteSilver Greataxe
FE17GoddessIconSpriteGoddess Icon**
BindingBladeFE17SpriteBinding BladeFE17 Purple Revival Stone*

Marni gains access to the Binding Blade after her Revival Stone is broken.

Quotes[]

Battle Conversations[]

Vs. Madeline

  • Marni: Whoa, what the heck? You look like me! Bet I'll get a lotta praise for beating you.
  • Madeline: Inconceivable. In this world, I am fighting against the Divine Dragon? And so hungry for the approval of others... That's a recipe for disappointment, you know.
  • Marni: Shut it, bluey! You're just saying that 'cause you're jealous of how tough I look.
  • Madeline: If I envy you for anything, it's that you get to be close to Mauvier. Please...treasure the time you have by his side.

Chapter 11[]

“Heh, you? Is this the best they can do? This'll be a cinch!”
—Marni's pre-battle quote

Chapter 14[]

“Solm Palace is so pretty! It's a nicer tomb than you deserve!”
—Marni's pre-battle quote

Chapter 16[]

“Huh? We came here to hunt a couple thieves. What are you punks doing here?”
—Marni's pre-battle quote

Vs. Rosado or Goldmary

  • Marni: Hahaha! Gotcha, sticky fingers! Wanna find out what I do to no-good traitors?

Chapter 17[]

“With him at my side, I'm invincible! You're going down for sure!”
—Marni's pre-battle quote

Chapter 19[]

“I've got a lot riding on this, so do me a favor and die quick!”
—Marni's pre-battle quote

Finishes off enemy[]

  • "Die!"

Misses[]

  • "You're slow!"
  • "Nu-uh!"
  • "What was that?"
  • "Really?"

Critical[]

  • "Hahahaha!"
  • "No more games!"
  • "Sorry!"
  • "Can I kill you now?"

Defeated Enemy (unused)[]

  • "You can praise me now."
  • "That's what the Four Hounds will do to you."
  • "You're expendable."
  • "Loser."
  • "Aren't I amazing?"

Taken high damage or weapon break[]

  • "You're nothing!"
  • "Mean!"

Defeated by enemy[]

  • "Beaten... by a bunch of weaklings..."

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1-CYL7 N/A

CYL8 266 CYL Marni Portrait
Engage
187

Etymology[]

Marron is the French word for chestnut as well as a French word for brown.

Trivia[]

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