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Queen Marion of Domino
Rachele Paolelli (Original/Italian; TV Series)
Claudia Razzi (Original/Italian; Both films)
Larisa Oleynik (Season 5; Nick "The Secret of the Lost Kingdom)
Grey DeLisle (Season 6)
After the battle with the Ancestral Witches, she was kept in Oritel's sword for eighteen years in the cold and dark inter-dimension of the Obsidian Circle.
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. Assuming she married at eighteen and gave birth to Princess Daphne around age twenty, and Princess Bloom when she was thirty six, placing her approximate age somewhere between fifty four and fifty six years old. Despite her biological age, Marion still upholds a very youthful appearance, due to being temporarily frozen in the Sword of Domino for eighteen years.
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.
Marion and Oritel, protected Domino and the Magic Dimension from a great evil, and formed the Company of Light. They were about to win since the Vortex of Dark Energy is sucking the Ancestral Witches, but they reached for Oritel and sucked him in with them. But unfortunately, his sword was about to be sucked in too, so Marion decided to seal herself in the sword. Their devastation at having seemingly lost both their daughters, could also have weakened them in the last battle.
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.
Marion returns for a more relevant role in the second Winx Club movie. She, Oritel, Bloom, and Daphne return as the ruling royal family of Domino, successfully restored to life and splendor in the first movie. This film provides a glimpse into Marion's personality as both a wife and a 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.
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.
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 3-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.
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 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 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.
- 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.
- Marion's Nickelodeon voice actress, Larisa Oleynik, also voices Icy and Faragonda (in Season 1 - 5)
- "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.
- Main article: Marion/Gallery
|Bloom - Stella - Flora - Musa - Tecna - Aisha - Roxy|
|Lockette - Amore - Chatta - Tune - Digit - Piff - Cherie - Caramel|
|Serena - Illiris - Desiryee - Sonna - Lithia - Lemmy|
|Sky - Brandon - Helia - Riven - Timmy - Nabu - Roy|
|Kiko - Artu - Lady - Pepe - Buddy - Peg - Belle - Ginger - Coco - Pepe - Chicko - Milly|
|Faragonda - Griffin - Saladin - Knut - Concorda - Discorda - Athena - Ninfea - Artu - Kiko - Minor Alfea Fairies - Minor Cloudtower Witches - Mitzi - Andy - Klaus - Vanessa - Jason Queen - Oritel - Marion - Daphne - Mike - Morgana - Earth Fairies - Nebula - Warrior Fairies - Aurora - Arctic Fairies - Diana - Amazon Fairies - Sibylla - Rustic Fairies - Diaspro - Cassandra - Chimera - Other Pixies - Other Selkies|
|Trix - Darkar - Valtor - Mandragora - Wizards of the Black Circle - Ancestral Witches - Tritannus - Selina - Acheron|