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Queen Marion (also called Queen Mariam or Queen Miriam) is the biological mother of Daphne and Bloom, the wife of King Oritel, and the Queen of planet Domino. By the end of Season 6, she becomes Thoren's mother-in-law.

Appearance

Marion bears a strong resemblance to her daughter Bloom; with long wavy red hair and a tall, thin frame. Her eyes are bright green. She wears her hair in long tendrils falling down from a large, ornate updo surrounded by a strand of beads and a three-pointed crown. She also wears very faint green eyeshadow, almost the same shade of light green as the kirtle of her dress. Marion is only seen in one main outfit, other than her warrior garb in the Book of Destiny. Her royal attire is comprised of a long dress in two shades of green, a pink corset bodice with dark pink or purple patterns on the front, green and pink shoulder plates, and an elegant whitish pink fur cape that also seems to double as a boa at the front.

Personality

Not much is known about Marion's personality beyond the brief airtime she has had in both movies and her short (mostly cameo) appearances in the series. She looks to be a very calm and demure queen, who has a lot of love for her family and her kingdom.

Pre-Series

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Marion in first movie

It is unknown who among Marion and Oritel was the heir to the throne of Domino since it is unknown who among them was born in the royal family of Domino and who in another family.

She and Oritel were presumably brought together by an arranged marriage, which (revealed in the second movie) is a long upheld tradition in the Domino royal family. However, she also mentioned that she and Oritel used to meet like Bloom and Sky when they were younger, which might mean that it was a love marriage as well. She later gave birth to Daphne around age twenty, and Bloom.

Marion and Oritel protected Domino and the Magic Dimension from a great evil, and formed the Company of Light that she was part of along with her husband Oritel and her friends Faragonda, Saladin, Griffin and Hagen. They fought the Ancestral Witches who wanted to acquire the Dragon's Flame. During the final battle, Marion and Oritel were led to believe that their daughters had been killed, and they imprisoned Valtor in the Omega Dimension. They were about to win against the Ancestral Witches since the Vortex of Dark Energy was sucking them, but the Ancestral Witches grabbed Oritel and sucked him in with them. His sword was about to be sucked in too, so Marion decided to seal herself in the sword to be with him and a wave of negative energy from Obsidian froze Domino completely. Their devastation at having seemingly lost both their daughters could also have weakened them in the last battle.

After the battle with the Ancestral Witches, she was kept in Oritel's sword for eighteen years in Obsidian.

Series

In the fifth season, Oritel and Marion were seen for the first time, not counting flashbacks from the first three seasons. In "Test of Courage," she joins the rest of the Domino royal family in giving a celebration for the kingdom's return, and for Sky's bravery in helping to restore Domino in the first movie. It also becomes apparent in this episode, that Marion is an excellent swordswoman, and very agile and skilled in combat.

Oritel & Marion

Oritel & Marion in Season 6.

In the "Inspiration of Sirenix", Marion and her husband, King Oritel, were seen celebrating Daphne's return.
Mother's day

In "Mythix", Marion and the other mothers celebrate Mother's Day at Alfea.

Movies

After Bloom discovered who and where her parents were, she set out to save them. Bloom, along with Sky and their friends, saved them both. Soon after Domino was restored to its original splendor, Marion released herself from Oritel's sword, and the two reunited with their daughters.

In the end, Oritel promised Bloom that, although they were not there for the first part of her life, they promised to be there for the rest. Marion, finally having contact with Bloom, said that Bloom was a beautiful princess, her little girl, a precious daughter with a good heart and a strong will.

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Marion returns for a more relevant role in the second Winx Club movie, Magical Adventure. She, Oritel, Bloom, and Daphne return as the ruling royal family of Domino, newly restored in the first movie. This film provides a glimpse into Marion's personality as a wife and mother. Being a woman of royal bearing, she appears always calm and level-headed. She follows her husband Oritel very affectionately but is very much her own person in the relationship. With her children (mainly Bloom) Marion is very loving and supportive, comforting her in times of grief, and allowing her space to live her own life, whereas Oritel is a bit more overbearing and traditional. She also appears a bit more rational than her husband; in training Bloom to be a good princess and future Queen, Marion remembers that Mike and Vanessa understand Bloom and the life she has lived, and therefore does not try to rush her into royal life.

Comics

Marion is first mentioned rather vaguely in the beginning of Issue 97: The Dark Dimension by Bloom after she returns to Gardenia from Domino's royal palace.

Stella tries to ask Bloom how things went as she unpacks wishing to know every little detail of her visit, which prompts Bloom to ask if she would like her to start off with how she tripped over the red carpet or how she completely embarrassed herself in front of a crowd of major dignitaries by forgetting her speech. She then sinks down into her bed, claiming to be a catastrophe of a princess as she ended up doing the one thing she did not want to: disappoint her birth parents, and so Stella tries to bring her friend's spirits back up by assuring her that Oritel and Marion would still be proud of her no matter what she did. She even offers to give Bloom advice on how to behave like a princess should in all occasions until the pair are interrupted when Roxy enters the room to see if Bloom came back from her trip.

Bloom's Parents in Domino

Marion and Oritel attending to their injured daughter.

Halfway into the issue, Marion makes her debut after Neruman's ambush on the Winx upon their arrival into the Dark Dimension. She appears very concerned for Bloom alongside Oritel when Bloom suddenly wakes up to find herself mysteriously back in her room at the Domino Royal Palace.

As she tries to make sense of everything, Marion and Oritel explain to Bloom that she had already defeated Neruman but was the only one of the Winx to escape the Dark Dimension successfully, as its portal closed just behind her and trapped the others within it. The Fortress of Light templars were also able to rescue Bloom, bringing her back to Domino, but the rest of the Winx continued to remain trapped in the Dark Dimension with no other way out.

Having heard enough, Bloom springs to her feet with the intent of returning to the Dark Dimension's portal to save her friends, but Marion and Oritel do not wish to lose their daughter a second time. Eventually, after Oritel snaps at Bloom, Marion chimes in, insisting that Bloom's friends are lost forever now and that the Winx Club no longer exists.

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Marion and Oritel's imposters trying to prevent Bloom's escape.

Hearing all of this helps Bloom realize that the Marion and Oritel that stand before her are nothing more than imposters, as neither of them would say such horrible things, nor would they ever fear doing the right thing even if it came at a high cost. The two imposters then charge at Bloom, taking hold of her arms to prevent her from escaping. As Bloom struggles to break free, the two imposters reveal their true identities to be that of Neruman's shadows, and Bloom is able to beat them back with the help of her Believix energy and Flora's words.

Magical Abilities

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Marion when she was part of the Company of Light

Marion was defined as being incredibly powerful, even if it is unknown whether she is just a fairy like Bloom or if she had also been a Nymph of Magix like her daughter Daphne had been. She has never been shown with wings.

Marion could also have had the powers of the Dragon's Flame as it has never been revealed in the show who among Marion and Oritel used to be the Keeper of the Dragon Fire before Daphne although it is known that Oritel's sword obtained its power from the Dragon's Flame.

Marion has demonstrated her powers three times, when she transformed Bloom's outfit by magic into an appropriate horse riding one, when she was fighting in a vision of the story of the Company of Light when Bloom entered The Obsidian Circle and also during that vision when Marion used her magic to put herself in the sword of king Oritel.


Trivia

  • Marion and Morgana are similar in that both their kingdoms were destroyed and they were both sealed in another realm at about the same time, and their respective daughters released them after many long years of being trapped and imprisoned.
  • Marion's Nickelodeon voice actress, Larisa Oleynik, also voices Icy.
  • "Marion" or "Mariam" is a name derived from the Biblical name Maria (Mary), itself derived from the name "Maryam" in Islamic beliefs.
    • "Mariam", or "Miryam" is a Hebrew name of confused meaning, and may mean "Wished-For Child", "Bitter", "Rebellious" or "Strong Waters". One hypothesis is that the name originates from the Ancient Egyptian word "Myr", meaning "Beloved", or "Mr", meaning "Love", or that is was the way the Ancient Hebrews had spelled the name "Meritamen" or "Merit-Amun", meaning "Beloved of the God Amun". Other forms of the name include Miryam, Maryam, Miriam, Maria, Mira and Miri.