Marion Phauna
Marion Phauna1
Japanese Name: マリオン・ファウナ
Romanized Name: Marion Fauna
English Name: Mari
First Appearance: Chapter 26
Episode 21
Affiliations: Hao's followers
Hana-Gumi Waitresses
Occupations: Shaman
Epithet: n/a
Japanese VA: Michiko Neya
English VA: Carrie Keranen
Furyoku Level: 8.000
Guardian Ghost
Japanese Name: Chuck
English Name: Baby Chuck
Meaning: "Free Man"
Type: Human Class

Marion Phauna (マリオン・ファウナ Marion Fauna; Mari in the English anime) is a fictional character in the manga and anime series of Shaman King, She is on the shaman Team "Hana-Gumi" with Kanna Bismarch and Matilda Matisse.


Marion Phauna

Marion's appearance later in the series.

Marion has blond hair and has bright green eyes. She is almost always shown in black gothic lolita dress, black hair ties, black shoes, and white knee stockings. She wore a different black gothic dress while watching Team "The Ren" fight with Team "Tsuchi-Gumi".[1]


Marion is calm and thinks most things in life are quite boring. She is a very emotional and hates people because of growing up. she was called a witch. Marion likes Asakura Hao, and like most of his followers, were extremely loyal to him. She is commonly seen saying that she "wants to kill her enemies" and takes great offense when somebody speaks very badly to Hao.


Born as the daughter of a fortune teller, she possesses slightly psychic powers, yet she lacks Hao's ability of Reishi. Using latent telekinetics power, she can manipulate puppets and psychically see into the future to foretell the time of people's death when she was only little.


See More: Chuck

Her guardian ghost is that of an Old West Gunslinger named Chuck and the medium is a doll sewn by her mother.



Originating from Napoli, Italy while she was born on February 28, 1987, and Marion was the daughter of a Mafia boss and had psychokinetic powers. when she was little, Marion's mother personally sewed her a small doll that was given one of Chuck's revolvers by her father. Marion recognized his spirit haunting the gun, and he promised to protect her. Her father was, however, eventually betrayed and was killed and her mother died in a horrible way when she tried to escape with Marion. She herself was chased by her father's enemies until she was saved by Asakura Hao who used his fire to kill them. After that, she swore him eternal loyalty.[2]

Shaman Fights First RoundEdit

She is shown arguing with Kanna Bismarch and Matilda Matisse over Tao Ren and Asakura Yoh while watching their fight before the opening ceremony. She is next to Kanna and Matilda behind the golem and one of the shamans to appear when Yoh, Horohoro, Umemiya Ryunosuke, and Ren meet Hao before they board the airplane to America. She is shown when Hao enters the Patch Village.

Shaman Fights Second RoundEdit

The fight against T-production is very short and is not shown. When the fight is over Matilda Matisse calls her Mari for short.

Marion, Kanna, and Matilda fight Tamamura Tamao and Tao Jun while trying to get Redseb and Seyrarm's souls for the Spirit of Fire. When Kanna is fighting them Marion is crying because the fight isn't boring. She fights Tamao with Chuck and finally shows her powers. She starts fighting Jun and says she wants to kill them. Starts crying again and they say they joined Hao because everyone called them witches. They were about to kill Tamao and Jun but Asakura Mikihisa comes and saves them. He says this battle is pointless and she says he's creepy and is completely affected by him coming.

He easily defeats them and then slaps all three of them. He throws away Kanna's cigarette-butt and tells Marion that dolls are something to be played with. Marion attacks him together with her friends but is suddenly stopped by Magna of the Ten Patch Officiants, the official responsible for Marion and her team. He tells them to leave as they are still useful to Hao.

Invading the PlantsEdit

After failing in destroying the bodies of Team "The Ren" they are called by Brocken Meyer to deal with something at the beach. It is there that Peyote Diaz, after a heated discussion with Mohamed Tabarsi, reveals that he has learned that Hao can read minds and does not actually care for any of them. Peyote goes ballistic with his O.S. "Grande Phantasma" and nearly kills everyone, before finally killing himself. The spirits of Marion and the other Hana-Gumi rush to find Hao hoping to prove Peyote wrong, but are frightened that he wants to feed their spirits to the Spirit of Fire when the Hana-Gumi find him fighting Kyoyama Anna.

Anna manages to save the Hana-Gumi and brings their spirits back to Yoh's residence for Team "Funbari Onsen" while Yoh and Hao have a discussion. The girls lament their decisions in life and Hao's betrayal while Anna decides that the three would make suitable waitresses for the future hot spring inn she hopes to open. Marion is then later revived with the rest of Hana-Gumi. At the end of the series, Marion and her teammates appeared on board the Soul Train offering to stay within the Great Spirit if that was what Hao wanted.

Funbari no UtaEdit

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The Hana-Gumi waitresses

In the seven years after the tournament, Marion went to high school together with Kana and Matilda and six years later, Marion works together with her former teammates at the Funbari no Uta. Together they are known as the Hanagumi Waitresses and all three wear a yukata with a flowered pattern at the bottom.

The three of them are often scolded by the inn's Okami Tamamura Tamao, Marion for being too dark and needed to become more friendly. According to Tamao they often skip their work and she usually retorts to threatening them with the use of Dai Tengu.[3]

Anime/Manga DifferenceEdit

Mari did not speak in 3rd person in the English version of the Anime series. However, she did in the Japanese version

the Hana-Gumi never died in the Anime Series and stayed with Hao the entire time. However, she was defeated by Yoh alongside the other Hanagumi.


  • In the first character poll, she is called Doll Master (ドールマスター Dōrumasutā).


  1. Shaman King Manga - Chapter 114
  2. Shaman King Manga - Kang Zeng Bang Volume 15; Shaman File 197
  3. Shaman King Manga - Flowers Chapter 1

External LinksEdit

e v Funbari Onsen
Owner(s): Asakura Anna | Tamamura Tamao
Employee: Umemiya Ryunosuke | Hana-Gumi Waitresses
Shaman Team: Asakura Yoh | Umemiya Ryunosuke | Johann Faust VIII
Spirits: Amidamaru | Tokageroh | Eliza Faust | Frankensteiny
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Other: Funbari no Uta | Funbari Onsen
e v Hao's followers
Hoshi-Gumi: Asakura Hao | Opacho | Luchist Lasso
Hana-Gumi: Kanna Bismarch | Matilda Matisse | Marion Phauna
Tsuchi-Gumi: Peyote Diaz | Sugimoto Ryo | Yoneda Zen
Tsuki-Gumi: Mohamed Tabarsi | Bill Burton | Hang Zang-Ching
Kaze-Gumi: Brocken Meyer | Boris Tepes Dracula | Kouji Yamada
Others: Anahol Pokki | Ashil (Anime Only) | Zinc (Anime Only)
Spirits: Spirit of Fire | Mama | Lucifer | Ashcroft | Jack | Chuck | Peyote's Mariachi Band | Chimimoryo | Shion-Shion | The Big Guys | Djinn | Blamuro the Vampire Hunter | Blocks | Amneris | Siegfried (Anime Only) | Crab Spirit | Centipede Spirit (Anime Only) | Zinc Arms (Anime Only)
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