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FESoV Marla.png
Artwork of Marla from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.






Jedah (father)
Hestia (younger sister)
Sonya (younger sister)



Starting class


Voiced by

Cindy Robinson
(English, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)


Oh, dear. Such naughty children, lashing out at Lord Duma so! You've earned quite the punishment...
— Marla

Marla (Japanese: マーラ Marla) is a witch in Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. She is one of Jedah's daughters and one of Sonya's older sisters.[1] She is also a follower of Duma.

Fire Emblem Gaiden


Marla is fought twice throughout Gaiden, Alm fights her in Act 4 on the way to Nuibaba's mansion. The second time she is fought by Celica and Alm is in the final Act in the basement of the Duma Tower alongside her sister and father.


Boss, Act 4 Boss, Act 5

Portrait marla fe02.png
Ma nes02 witch enemy.gif Witch
Level 8
Max HP 31 Luck 0
Magic 13 Defense 7
Skill 15 Resistance 14
Speed 11 Movement 4
Equipment Spells
-- Aura
Sword X mark.png Axe X mark.png B. Magic Yes check.png
Lance X mark.png Bow X mark.png W. Magic Yes check.png
  • Note: Marla is also capable of summoning witches.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Like in Gaiden, Marla is fought twice, Alm fights her in act 4 on the way to Nuibaba's mansion. The second time she is fought by Celica and Alm in act 5 in the basement of the Duma Tower alongside her sister and father.


Boss, Act 4 (Normal) Boss, Act 4 (Hard) Boss, Act 5 (Normal) Boss, Act 5 (Hard)

Portrait marla status fe15.png
Ma 3ds03 witch marla enemy.gif Witch
Level 8
Max HP 28 Luck 0
Attack 14 Defense 6
Skill 14 Resistance 14
Speed 10 Movement 4
Item Skills
SomaThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Aura
FE15RankSword.png X mark.png FE15RankAxe.png X mark.png FE15RankBlackMagic.png Yes check.png
FE15RankLance.png X mark.png FE15RankBow.png X mark.png FE15RankWhiteMagic.png Yes check.png

Personality and character

Prior to being sacrificed to Duma, she lived in a priory with her two sisters. She is described by Sonya as having been stern but very kind.[2]


Battle quotes

Marla does not have any battle quotes in Gaiden.

Hee... I'll sing you a lullaby... It's time for all the good little children to go to sleep.
— Marla in act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Such naughty, willful children... Why won't you be good and listen to Father?
— Marla in act 5

Death quotes

May the blessings of Duma--
— Marla in Gaiden
Oh dear... Such...stubborn children... You should...listen to...your...
— Marla in act 4 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Do you really...hate Father so...? Such lost...misguided children...
— Marla in act 5 of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)

A glimpse of Jedah, Marla, and Hestia provided by Sonya.

In the Gaiden manga Marla, along with Hestia, is deceased. She appears sparingly with Jedah before his corruption by Duma in some of Sonya's flashbacks of the times when they still lived together as a family.


Marla's head sprites. The top row are for unmounted classes, the bottom row are the unused mounted sprites.
  • Marla and Hestia have the exact same stats as each other throughout all their appearances in Gaiden.
    • They also have identical stats in the final act of Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • In Gaiden Hestia and Marla share portraits, but one is flipped.
  • The generic class portrait for witches in Fire Emblem Fates may be inspired by Marla's and Hestia's appearances, as the Fates witch has the same hair color—a very dark and high contrast purple—as the two sisters.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Marla and her sister Hestia use generic witch models in battle despite having custom map sprites.
  • Despite only appearing as a witch in Shadows of Valentia, Marla has an unused set of sprites for if she appears in a mounted class; these sprites, however, are edits of Sonya's mounted sprites.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Variant of Marlene, a name derived from Mary Magdalene.[3]


• Mara
• Mar
• Marla

• Most common variant, used in the most recent Gaiden fan translation.
• Rarely used variant, from the older Gaiden fan translation.
• Less common variant, somewhat popularized by Serenes Forest.



Officially romanized as Marla; as above.



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Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait marla fe02.png Witch
Bs fe02 enemy witch magic.png
Black magic


  1. "Her two older sisters, Marla and Hestia, had been reborn as witches to be sacrificed to Duma... Sonya would never forgive their father Jedah for making his three daughters into sacrifices." — Sonya's ending, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "Growing up, I had two older sisters. The eldest was stern, but deeply kind. The middle one was smart and mature, and also marched to her own beat. The three of us were inseparable back at the priory. We waited for our father to come get us, yet knew the day would never come. Ah, but that was a lifetime ago. And they're both gone now..." — Sonya, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Marla,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
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Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
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Playable characters Alm's Party AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's Party AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
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Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
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