Name: Marieta Darkwood
Name meaning: None; named for paternal grandmother
Nicknames: Mary, Eta
Age at Beginning of Series: 14 (8 months younger than Leslie)
Birthday: 5th Collecting (October 5)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birthstone: Rose zircon
Blood Type: B-
Family: Father, Stepfather, Mother, Stepmother, 2 sisters (2 and 4), 2 brothers (5 and 7)
Resides: Higher Middle-class Central Neopia
Hobbies: Photography, baseball
Dreams: To be a pharmacist; to be a success
School: Midvale High School (9, 10, 11, 12)
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair: Dark brunette, nearly black
Hairstyle: Short and straight to her shoulders with a slight inward culrl at the ends, thick fringe across forehead
Eyes: Mahogany (dark brown)
Eye style: Slanted and suspicious, often angry
Face: Light makeup at all times
Favorite Colors: Cerulean, lemon yellow
Least Favorite Colors: Red, black
Favorite School Subjects: Fine arts (photography is her specialty), history
Least Favorite School Subjects: Mathematics, geography
Favorite Foods: Chicken, Hot Chiatos
Least Favorite Foods: Tomatoes, bananas
Favorite Elements/Minerals: Carbon, diamond
Marieta Is (strengths):
A good baseball player
Marieta Is (weaknesses):
Poor at keeping her mouth shut
Poor at returning things she borrows
Somewhat afraid of her parents
Afraid of rejection
Marieta is bossy, intelligent, moody, and stubborn. She has had to take charge early in her life, since her parents use her as a jack-of-all-trades. Her parents divorced early in her life, so Marieta has only seen her mother for visitation. Her stepmother, on the other hand, is always at home when she is not working as a clerk for Unis Beauty Salon (UNIB). But even though she is home, Mrs. Darkwood rarely does anything and makes Marieta clean the house and watch her siblings. Also, she and Marieta's father expect Marieta to get perfect grades, have extra activities, and seem happy. As you can expect, she is not. But Marieta is the perfect daughter, and puts up with being miserable. The only thing she ever rebelled against was going to the 'elite' school when they moved, so she attends Midvale High School on the edge of Neopia, closer to the Haunted Woods, instead of Inigmah. It is a normal, public school, and the only way she ever persuaded her father to let her attend MHS was to promise to be valedictorian and be in at least four activities.
Marieta was born to fairly well off Neopians, so she was given the best. But in return, she was expected to BE the best. Her parents divorced when she was only four, and both remarried. Her father was chosen by the court to be her guardian, so she moved to eastern Neopia, far from her home on the coast of Neopia in the Haunted Woods. Although she learned to make friends and put up a happy front, she was rarely able to shake the guilt she felt at her parents' split and the pressure she had put on her to be number 1, as well as all her parents' servant. Being a minority from the Haunted Woods made her feel different as well. But she fought hard to keep her individuality and continues to try to be the best she can be. The problem is she isn't the best she can be, because of such things. She's bossy, stubborn, critical, and condescending. If you aren't intelligent enough, she'll tease you until you tell her to stop. Then she'll just see you as inferior in her mind, while trying her hardest to tell anyone.
SpongiMari: SpongiMari is Marieta's only pet. Mari (as Marieta calls her) is a Baby Tuskaninny that is 1002 days old. She has an Urchull that is only 20 days old. Mari used to be a Sponge Kiko (hence her name) that was named after the popular children's show, "Sponge Kiko Bandaged Head". But when Marieta had all the map pieces to take Mari to the Lab Ray, she turned into a Red Tuskaninny. Marieta had wanted a Faerie Kiko, so she kept going to the Ray. But every day for months, Mari cycled through the colors for a Tuskaninny. Finally, Marieta accepted her pet's new species and, somehow, felt like she was accepting a new chapter into her life.
Henshin/Transformation: Tuskaninny Neo Power, Make Up!
Attack: Tuskaninny Punch!
Attack Type: Her attacks, much like her true personality are furious, critical, and fast, She uses her punch to knock out opponents with one swing. Tuskaninny also has the ability to form a tail and breath under water while in senshi form (her tail is the normal Tuskaninny style, but in cerulean).
Aura Color: Lemon Yellow
Secondary Color: Indigo
Gloves: Normal SN, but with a Eternal Moon-esque band of indigo at her wrists.
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