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Marina (マリナ Marina?) is a character appearing in Puzzle Bobble 3. She is a gyaru from another world who was brought to Rainbow Star by Drunk's magic. She hails from the world of a fictional arcade mahjong game titled Taito Mah-Jong.

Biography[]

Appearance[]

Marina is a young woman with shoulder-length brown hair. Her outfit consists of a pink vest, an orange tube bikini top and micro-miniskirt, pink bracelets around her wrists, and orange shoes. Underneath her skirt, she wears orange bikini bottoms. Due to her tendency to strip, she is frequently shown without her jacket, bracelets, and skirt on.

Marina's face is typically depicted in a super-deformed art style, lacking a nose and having an extremely wide mouth. However, her portrait in the intro animation when encountering her in the Player vs. Computer mode of Puzzle Bobble 3 depicts her with more realistic proportions, showing her with a nose and a normally-proportioned mouth. Marina's eyes are always made to appear as if they are closed or squinting.

Personality[]

Marina is generally portrayed as cheerful and excitable, as many of her animations in-game show her dancing or jumping around. However, she is stated to be a bit bothersome in nature and prone to causing trouble, often finding excuses to remove her clothing in public.

History[]

Puzzle Bobble 3[]

Marina appears as a playable character in Puzzle Bobble 3, having been brought to Bubble World alongside numerous other protagonists of various arcade games due to Drunk's magic. Desperate to return to her own world, she faces off in a series of puzzle battles against the other protagonists in order to find and defeat Drunk. She serves as the fourth opponent in the game's Player vs. Computer mode.

Marina's ending features her atop a podium in first place adorned with a massive crown and cape while holding a scepter, having emerged victorious over the other characters in her puzzle battles. Luna Luna and Twinkle are seen in second and third place, respectively. In the audience, a number of onlookers are seen drooling over Marina, clearly attracted to her, with several of them holding cameras. Marina then jumps into the air excitedly, removing her top and covering her breasts with her arm before the credits roll.

Trivia[]

  • Marina's characterization and status as a mahjong game character is a parody of "strip mahjong" games, which were common in Japanese arcades throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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