Marisa Vallentine (マリサバレンタイン Marisa Barentain) is a fan character of the Soul Calibur fighting series. She appears in Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur IV,Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, and Soulcalibur V .
What lies in her soul is Prowess.
In Soul Calibur V's Promotional Material she is referred to as A Blooming Rose of Friendship and Duty.
Marisa is the only daughter of Isabella Vallentine. She never knew who was her actual father (rumors hinting it might be Algol), and spent most of her time travelling alongside her mother, who was quitting fighting and began to develope her alchemy skills and use them to assist in medics and archeology, and training on dueling with swords.
Marisa arrived to India with her mother for a meeting with an important . While waiting for her mother, she saw a young boy in her age, seating and watching the sea. Willing to meet him, Marisa walked towards the boy, asking him who was he. The boy realised she wants give him company, and told her he was waiting for his father, who was selling illegal merchandises for far from the port.
Marisa and the boy, revealng to be Maxi, have made a friendship very quickly, and both realised they're love to battle. Their joy ended when Marisa had to return to London, after her mother realised her client was nothing more than a liar and pervert, leaving Maxi completley alone.
14 years later, Marisa returned to the port once again with her mother, who was called to investigate an art piece rumored to be of an ancient shrine. Marisa, bored, began to tour the port once again, untill she gets bumped in a random young man walking. Despite her apologies, the man raised his weapon, preparing to battle her. Marisa grinned and took her her sword, Alarune, and quickly defeated the man with grace. While turning to leave, the man manages to get up on his legs and try to send lasy strike at Marisa, but then he gets interrupted by no other then Maxi himself, attempting to save the woman. Marisa looks at the man and recognizes him, asking him if he remembers her. Allthough Maxi doubted what she asked, he asked her if she carried a red rose. Marisa, remembering she met him carrying her favourite rose, gladly took it and gave it to him. After seeing the rose, Maxi gladly realised she was the girl he met so long ago.
After the two exchanged time together, Marisa met her mother, and the two walked to the inn they rested at. Ivy told her daughter something in Maxi seems different. Marisa refuses to accept that idea, but as time passes, she decides to investigate it. Few days later, Marisa meets Maxi again and decides to find out what he was hiding, but before she could, an invader carrying a huge axe began to spread chaos around the town.
Maxi sensed the assaulter's aura and knew that it was Astaroth. He ordered Marisa to stay at her place and went to battle him. Marisa, unable to bare the fact Maxi fights alone against a strong opponent, rush to the battle and assists him. Astaroth notices Marisa and turns to her, attacking her with no remorse. Marisa faints, hardly injured.
After she woke up, she saw Astaroth dissappeared, and Maxi lied on his limbs, panting. She rushed to him, and asked him what happend. Realising it was a point of no return, Maxi decided to tell her about the fragment of Soul Edge and the damage it does to him. Marisa, amazed from the story, realised her friend is close to the limits of his human conscience, and told him she will never leave him. Even though he appreciated her kindness, Maxi explained that if he gets close to Soul Edge, he might go breserk and kill her.
Marisa informed her mother she leaves with Maxi in order to be on his side, and joins her long-term friend and ally on his ship, fighting in every servant of Soul Edge to save Maxi from becoming a soulless fiend.
- Daughter of Ivy
- Grandaughter of Cervantes
- Grand-Grandaughter of Philip de Leon
- Childhood friend and lover of Maxi
- Rumored daughter of Algol
- Mentor of Leixia, Xiba and Natsu