|“||I'm going insane with anger but somehow I can maintain my sanity. Maybe it's because of you...||”|
—Marie to Kanda after he was saved by him.
Noise Marie (ノイズ・マリ, Noizu Mari) is an Exorcist of Tiedoll Unit and member of the European Branch of the Black Order. After he was permanently blinded on a mission nine years ago and almost killed on another mission soon after, he was slated to become an experiment in the Second Exorcist Program, though he was healed by Yu Kanda and the project was shut down before any procedures could be performed.
Marie is an almost bald very tall man of large stature .He has mature facial features. He used to only keep a braid of tied hair on the back of his head but recently he cut it off to become completely bald.He often wears the standard order uniform. In most recent chapters, Marie has been seen with his head shaved. As Marie is blind, he also wears headphones he uses to amplify his sense of hearing. His Innocence is usually on his person in the form of ten metal rings, one on each finger, from which the strings of Noel Organon are produced. He has two artificial fingers on his right hand to replace the two Akuma Virus infected fingers, which he cut off.
Marie seems to have undergone a slight design change. In his first appearances he had a square fiercer face with a square nose. The 2006 anime had him dark-skinned while Hallow didn't.
Marie's golem is the typical Black Order golem with bat wings and one eye.
Marie is typically a quiet, calm person, typically acting as the voice of reason for General Tiedoll's unit; he usually acts as a buffer between the other three members, protecting the Tiedoll from Kanda's anger, trying to keep Daisya from angering Kanda, and urging Tiedoll on when he gets distracted. After an accident on a mission that blinded him years ago, while he was recovering in Asian Branch he was approached by Bak Chang, who apologized and said that Marie must have hated them. Marie, though, said that he didn't mind, and that after losing so many comrades that dying would be a relief. After Kanda saved Marie from becoming a Second Exorcist and explained it to him, Marie admitted that he was angry with the Order, but that he was also more happy and grateful that he had met Kanda.
Marie has been with the Order for a long time. During Yu Kanda's memory flashback to around nine years ago, Marie was seen at the Asian Branch with blood stained bandages around his eyes, having received the injury that blinded him during a mission in which the entire rest of his team was killed. When he was approached by a young Bak Chang, who expressed concern and remorse over Marie's condition, Marie, who was using his Innocence to play a song, noted that he didn't need his eyes to play the music, which he intended to be a requiem for his deceased comrades. As he continued playing, Marie admitted that he realized he would probably die on the next mission he was sent on and said he didn't mind the idea, noting that dying would be a relief. When asked by the young Bak if he hates the Order for relying on him, Marie says he doesn't, as he can't see anymore.
Just then, Marie heard something, and a freezing cold and soaked Yu Kanda crawled out of the canal behind Marie, using Marie to pull himself up. When Kanda collapsed, asking one of them to pull the CROW needle from his back, Marie picked Kanda up carefully and removed it, asking if Kanda would be alright. Just when Kanda was about to ask Marie a question, recognizing him, Kanda passed out, leaving Marie concerned. A CROW then appeared and took Kanda away from Marie.
Not long after, while on a mission, Marie sustained a serious head wound that left him in critical condition for over an hour in the field. Malcolm C. Lvellie gave the Order to make Marie part of the Second Exorcist Program, and Marie was taken to Laboratory 6 soon after.
While unconscious in the lab, Marie was found again by Kanda, who accidentally healed Marie when some of his blood fell into Marie's head wound. Kanda then took the blind Marie with him, carrying him on his back as he crawled through a ventilation duct. As they went, Kanda explained the situation to Marie, who expressed a genuine anger towards the Order. He then began shaking, noting that he was only alive thanks to Kanda.
Both Kanda and Marie would survive Alma's slaughter of the staff of Laboratory 6, and both would later become apprentices of General Froi Tiedoll.
General Yeegar Falls arcEdit
Marie is first seen traveling with his team of Yu Kanda and Daisya Barry, seeking their General Froi Tiedoll. Marie calls out for Kanda to join them after the younger man defeats an Akuma, noting as they move on that finding Tiedoll might not be easy. When Daisya wonders if the General simply doesn't want to be found, Marie bemusedly suggests that the General is probably off drawing something, which prompts an annoyed reaction from Kanda, to which Marie and Daisya silently realize that Tiedoll is the source of Kanda's foul mood.
Order in Crisis arcEdit
In another city, late at night, Marie is separated from Kanda and Daisya. After they communicate with their golems, they make a plan to meet at Marie's location at dawn before they stop talking in order to fight the Akuma that have surrounded them in their respective locations. As they fight, Marie and Kanda overhear an odd voice coming from Daisya's golem, and when Kanda and Marie meet up in the morning, Daisya's golem reaches their meeting spot without Daisya beside it.
When Marie and Kanda finally find Tiedoll, they explain to him that Daisya is dead, Marie telling him that his body had been sent back to the European Branch for destruction. Marie and Kanda then ask Tiedoll to return to the Order for his own safety, but Tiedoll draws a picture of Daisya's hometown and burns it, instead. When Tiedoll says he will keep looking for new Accommodators rather than return, Marie quietly notes to Kanda that "that's [their] master for [them]," and both Marie and Kanda agree to accompany Tiedoll.
Edo and Asian Branch arc Edit
When Marie is next seen, he and his team have just arrived in Edo, Japan to assist General Cross Marian's severely outnumbered and weakened unit. Using his hypersensitive hearing, Marie informs Tiedoll that he can hear the members of Cross' unit out in the fray, and when Tiedoll gives Marie and Kanda the order to assist them, Marie takes off in a flash.
When a Giant Akuma nearly attacks Kanda, Lavi and Lenalee Lee, Marie uses his Noel Organon to suspend the Akuma in his strings before using his "Aria of Grief" to weaken it, giving Kanda the opening he needs to destroy it. The Earl of Millennium then unleashes a devastating attack that flattens nearly all of Edo, and an injured Marie notices he can barely hear the heartbeats of the already severely weakened members of Cross' unit.
The Earl takes notice of Lenalee's crystallized Innocence, and Tiedoll calls out to Marie in warning, making Marie call out to Kanda just in time for Kanda to block an attack from Tyki Mikk. Allen Walker then arrives and forces the Earl to retreat, and Marie joins Tiedoll when he gathers both his and Cross' units under a nearby bridge to reorganize themselves.
Noah's Ark arcEdit
After Lenalee, Allen, Lavi, Krory, Chaozii Han and Kanda are drawn into a warp in the ground, Marie joins the rest in observing skyward in shock as a giant cube appears. Then, Marie observes twenty to thirty Giant Akuma heading towards them, and after Tiedoll releases a glowing shard of Innocence, the group prepares for battle.
When the Earl begins his 'download' of Noah's Ark, Marie stops in his battle and notices that he can hear a new, painful sound coming from the sky, a black Ark forming. As the white Ark begins to crumble, Marie calls out to Bookman, asking of Allen and the others aren't in the crumbling one, and the group fears for the group inside of the crumbling Ark. As the 'download' of the Ark begins to conclude, Marie notices that the sound is ending, and after the Ark disappears completely Tiedoll starts to call out to Marie, but Marie answers before he can finish that he can't hear anything and mourns the loss of Kanda.
Allen, though, manages to stop the download and restore everyone, and when they come out of the Ark to join Tiedoll's team, Marie joins the others in welcoming them back.
Once they have returned to the European Branch, Marie is assigned a bed in the medical ward in the same room as Kanda, Lavi, Allen, Krory and Chaozii, though Marie can't sleep because of Krory's loudly rumbling stomach hurting his sensitive ears. When Kanda attempts to head back to his room to sleep in his bed and is stopped by Tiedoll, Marie tells Kanda to just accept the fact that Tiedoll won't let him leave.
Invasion of the Black Order arc Edit
When Lulu Bell and her hoard of Akuma swarm Headquarters, Marie is one of the few Exorcists deemed capable of battle and summoned to fight. Carrying Miranda so her hands are free to use her Time Record, Marie arrives in the sealed off Laboratory Five with the Generals as Miranda uses her Time Record to stop the Akuma Egg from being taken. Marie stays by Miranda's side as protection while the Generals fight the Akuma forces, then reports to Komui when the Akuma are defeated, requesting medical assistance and a ventilation flush to get the noxious gases the Akuma are giving off out of the room.
After Miranda is given the Order to release the Egg so the Generals can destroy it, she is swept up in a whirlpool of water, Marie unable to catch her both with is arms and his Noel Organon. Marie then attempts to use his Innocence to keep the Egg from sinking into the Noah's black Ark Gate, becoming angered when the General's make the decision to destroy the Egg even though it will mean killing Miranda. When the Generals prepare to fire anyway, Marie cries out for them to stop, but is not heeded.
Allen barely manages to save Miranda, turning her over to Marie's care, and when the first Level 4 Akuma evolves, Marie is only able to make out what it is by its sound, the Order having never seen a Level 4 before. The Level 4 unleashes a scream that debilitates Marie completely, and when the Level 4 destroys the floor Marie is lost along with the others.
Marie is later revealed to be alive, having been saved by Miranda's Time Out. When the rescue crews arrive, Marie gently eases Miranda into releasing her invocation, assuring her that she did a good job. He then carries her off to get her medical attention.
Later, when everyone has started to recover, Marie is seen 'watching' Kanda and Allen spar, greeting Johnny Gill when he joins them and noting that the recent invasion seems to have fired Kanda and Allen up. Marie then gets in trouble along with the others by the Head Nurse for leaving the medical ward. Shortly after, a meeting is held to discuss the findings regarding Lenalee's newly evolved Innocence, during which Marie notes that the recent attack seemed to be the Earl's way of saying that he could destroy the Order whenever he wants.
Destruction of the Black Order arcEdit
When the decision is made to move the Black Order European Branch, Marie assists in the packing. During the packing, Miranda accidentally spills an experiment on Lenalee and Bookman that causes them to lose their voices and meow like cats, and when she tries to do the same to herself, Marie calms Miranda down.
Then, when the lights go out, Marie notes that he can hear footsteps approaching them, shocked when the Head Nurse comes in and bites Miranda. Marie then notes that Miranda's heart is starting to sound strange just before she turns and bites his neck, which embarrasses Marie to the point where his headphones short circuit before he, like Miranda and the Nurse, becomes a "zombie." Marie and the others, after they had all become "zombies," as well, would not return to normal until Bak Chang would arrive and make a vaccine.
Phantom Thief G arc Edit
After the move to the new Headquarters, Marie joins a team of Allen, Howard Link and Kanda on a mission to investigate missing Finders. They meet up with Inspector Galmar, head of the Paris police, and he takes them to where the Finders are being held, shocking Marie, Allen and Kanda when he leads them into a room of holding cells full of people wearing the same bizarre costume. When they find the Finders, who tell them that they have no idea how they wound up stealing and getting arrested but know that the culprit of it all, the "Phantom Thief G," is related to the Innocence they're looking for, Marie notes that their heartbeats indicate that they're telling the truth.
When a letter from G arrives, announcing another heist, Marie waits outside of the Louvre with Kanda, the group deciding to catch G before the police do. As they wait, Marie overhears Allen talking to himself about making his own path, the Fourteenth regardless, and smiles. When G arrives and begins body-hopping to try to steal a crown, Marie stays away from the battle and listens, using G's unique cry to track him down.
Marie traces G's location to the Hearst Orphan Asylum, where the young Timothy Hearst accidentally uses his Innocence in front of them and reveals himself to be G, Marie recognizing his wail. When Marie attempts to explain the situation to the nun running the orphanage, she and Emilia Galmar do not believe him, and when Kanda insists that they'll be taking Timothy even if they don't agree, Marie silences him.
Just then, the sky goes dark, and when Kanda looks outside and sees that the town is gone, the building trapped in a black void, Marie realizes that he can't hear the noises from the town anymore. When a Level 4 attacks, Marie uses his Innocence to distract it while Link helps usher the children down the stairs. Kanda fights alongside Marie to keep the Akuma from getting to Timothy, and when his fingers are shot by blood bullets, Marie quickly cuts his fingers off before the virus can spread through his body. Marie then realizes that, even with Kanda and Allen, the three of them can't win.
Timothy then manages to use his Innocence properly agains the Akuma, and Madarao arrives to help, and when Allen uses his Sword of Exorcism agains the Level 4 and stabs himself, Marie realizes that something is wrong with Allen when he hears him scream.
Artificial Exorcists arcEdit
Marie is later seen sparring with Allen, Allen asking about ways to destroy Akuma other than using Innocence, Allen dwelling on the incident where Madarao defeated an Akuma with his bare hands. When Allen notes that he couldn't tell what happened to the soul of the Akuma that Madarao had defeated, Marie asks him if he's feeling pity for the Akuma, warning Allen to be careful about such thoughts as most in the Order hate Akuma, regardless of their sorrowful origins. Marie then says he now sees that Allen and Kanda clash as much as they do because they're so alike, and, ignoring Allen's protests, Marie elaborates, saying that they both have deep darkness within them that he can't save them from.
Catching Allen off guard, Maire then teasingly throws Allen aside, resulting in Allen having a bad run-in with Third Exorcist Goushi. Concerned, Marie rushes to Allen's side, confused by Goushi's powers.
When there is a world-wide crisis from a sudden upsurge of Akuma activity, Marie is sent with Chaozii, Bookman and Lavi to China, where, while Marie is away from them, his three teammates run into the Noah Fiidora.
When Allen is submerged in Kanda's memories, he sees a memory that shows Marie has known Kanda since his childhood.
Marie had just returned to Asian Branch from a mission where all of his comrades had died and he had lost his sight. While using his Innocence strings to play a song, he is approached by Bak, who asks him to return to bed so he can rest. Marie notes that he doesn't need his eyes to use his Innocence as an instrument, then explains that after watching so many of his comrades die and smelling their blood, dying would be a relief, so he doesn't mind if he dies. Bak asks if Marie hates the others in the Order for relying on them, and Marie says that he doesn't as he can't see anything anymore.
Then, a young Kanda crawls out of a nearby canal, using Marie's arm as leverage before he collapses. When Kanda asks, Marie removes the CROW spell needle from his back, the close contact making Kanda realize he recognizes Marie's scent. Before Marie can talk to Kanda, he passes out, and a CROW arrives and takes Kanda away from him.
Later, while on a mission, Marie sustains a severe head wound that puts him in critical condition. The decision is made to make Marie part of the Second Exorcist Program, but before his brain can be removed for a transplant, Kanda finds him, some of his blood dribbling into Marie's head wound and healing him. Kanda then takes Marie with him, Marie noting when Kanda tells him about the Second Exorcist Program that the very idea angers him. Marie then begins shaking, noting that if Kanda hadn't found him he wasn't sure what would have happened to him.
After the battle and the subsequent capture of Lavi and Bookman, Marie returns to Headquarters with the injured Chaozii and the Finders.
Seeds of Destruction arcEdit
Three months later, Marie is seen in France on a mission with Lenalee Lee. He told her Johnny had tried to leave the Order to help Allen, disguising it as helping his grandmother, but was not allowed to do so due to new guidelines. Lenalee questions what it means to be 'nakama', upset she couldn't do anything to stop Allen and seemingly choosing the Order over him. Marie reminds her of her bonds with other people in the order, such as her brother and Lavi, and reveals his own bonds are why he is still there. No matter the distance, their bonds mean two people stay connected.
They begin to head back to HQ but on the way, they pass children playing football. She and Marie spot someone familiar - Kanda. Upon being asked why he came back by Marie, Kanda doesn't answer and instead questions why he has no 'welcome back'.
They all return back and then Lenalee says the Order is trying hard to find Allen, but can't, he comments "As expected of General Cross's disciple you could say," referring to how the Order couldn't find Cross until he came out of hiding in Edo.
Searching for A.W. arcEdit
When Kanda returns to the Order, only to leave without permission to join Johnny Gill in searching for Allen, Marie, alongside Lenalee, lies to Komui Lee about knowing where Kanda went while wishing Kanda the best of luck. According to Tiedoll, both Marie and Lenalee may be taken into custody for helping Kanda search for Allen in secret.
Powers and Abilities Edit
Enhanced Hearing: After losing his sight some years ago, Marie learned to rely on his hearing to observe the world around him. Since that time he has been given a pair of headphones by the science section, which he uses to amplify his already sharp hearing which allows him to do things from determining how many enemies there are in an area to checking on the vital signs of allies from well over several meters away. He can also detect if someone is lying from the pace of the person's heartbeat.
Martial Skills : While we can see them training, we discover that Marie can spare on equal ground (and even take the upperhand by tricking him) with Allen Walker who is himself an individual with good martial proficiency. Marie seems quite talented and rather focused on his task, as always, when he tricks Allen by hitting him while he doesn't pay attention.
Noel Organon (聖人ノ詩篇 (ノエル・オルガノン), Noeru Oruganon): Noel Organon is an equipment type Innocence that takes the form of ten rings that Marie wears on his fingers. When activated, the rings form tangible strings made of Innocence, which Marie controls the length of and can use ensnare and slice targets and opponents. He can also play 'melodies' on the strings, which result in various effects. Marie has shown being able to incapacitate multiple Giant Akuma effortlessly.
- Second Release: Aria of Grief (第2解放嘆きノ旋律, Dai 2 kaihō nageki no senritsu): Marie wraps the target in his strings and claps his hands, causing a rancorous sound that is poisonous to Akuma to resonate through the target.
Major Battles Edit
- Noise Marie and unkown exorcists VS Akumas
- Noise Marie and Kanda VS Alma Karma
- Noise Marie VS Akumas (while looking for general Tiedoll)
- Noise Marie and Kanda VS Giant Akuma
- Noise Marie and Tiedoll's team VS 30 Giants Akumas
- Noise Marie, generals and Allen Walker VS Lulu Bell
- Noise Marie, Kanda and Allen VS level 4 ( in Paris)
- Noise Marie, Exorcists and CROWs VS Level 2, 3 and Giant Akumas, Madarao, Tewaku and Tokusa (anime only)
Yu Kanda: Kanda is one of the first people Marie met after the incident that made him blind. Kanda found him strange at first. He is also the person who saved his brain from being harvested for the Third Exorcist Program and for that Marie is very grateful. He even stated that Kanda was perhaps the reason why he was able to keep his rage silent. After that they both became the disciple of the General Tiedoll, making them close comrades . As a consequence, Marie is one of the very few people Kanda doesn't act in an unpleasant manner with. When Kanda disappeared in the ark, Marie stopped hearing his voice and got really worried. Even if he doesn't confess it, Kanda consider Marie as an older brother and even despises Miranda for he is afraid of her taking Marie away from him. Marie was relieved when Kanda managed to escape the Order and very surprised when Kanda came back. Though was extremelly happy to see him again.
Froi Tiedoll: Tiedoll is Marie's trusting general. He considers Marie along with all his disciple as his son and is an understanding trustworthy master. Marie shows respect to him and offered unhesitatingly to follow him in his trip to Edo after the death of Barry whereas he was to lead him back to the Headquarters of the Order. Marie recognizes Tiedoll as an eccentric individual .
Lenalee Lee: When Lenalee was completely desperate, having been forcefully brought to the Order she completely snaped. Marie's kindness contributed to get her out of her mental breakdown. They deeply care for each others and have a strong friendly relationship. Lenalee highly trusts Marie and easily confides in him about her problems. Marie on his side is a listening ear to her and he comforts her.
Miranda Lotto: Miranda and Marie have not met for as long as Kanda and Lenalee since Miranda recently joined the Order. Though they quickly learned to know each others passing time together outside work and they formed a special bond. Marie took care of her during the attack of Lulu Bell and they showed deep worry for each other's safeness. The comments of people around them and particularly Kanda's distaste for Miranda seem to imply that a romantic relationship is going on between them. During the Komuvitan Arc, Miranda gently bit Marie's neck (because of the virus) to which Marie seemed embarrassed.
- Marie likes dorayaki, the sound of the rain and rivers, and the sounds of the daily lives of his comrades.
- He dislikes traps and the noise Akuma make.
- Marie's hobbies are appreciating the classics, appreciating music, weight training, and forest bathing.
- His headphones are made specially for him by the science division.
- Marie is the third tallest human character in the series (behind Goushi and Socalo).