Marianne, also known as the "Flag-Bearer of Freedom" and more commonly by her alias Miss Goldenweek, was an officer agent of Baroque Works and the partner of Mr. 3. She is currently working as a painter at the new Spider's Cafe alongside many of her former colleagues.
Marianne is a teenager with a childish appearance, with relatively large eyes and circles of blush on her cheeks. She is fairly short in stature and wears her dark red hair tied in twin braids. Her attire consists of a wide-brimmed pink hat with a green band, a dark blue T-shirt with the word "GOLDEN" written on it in pink (orange in the anime), a sky blue cloud-patterned button-down shirt, a maroon-colored overalls skirt with the top folded down, blue striped stockings, and big red shoes with white cuffs and white soles. She is usually seen eating rice crackers.
Marianne is laid back to the extreme and never passes up a good chance to relax. For instance, she set up a picnic during an ongoing battle. Another example of her easygoing nature was when she sat a few feet away from a cup of tea, apparently too lazy to walk over to it and pick it up herself. She skillfully conveyed this message to her partner using only her eyes, and when Mr. 3 understood, he chided her but brought her the cup anyway.
Regardless of her laid back persona, Marianne takes her missions rather seriously, as she prevented Luffy from destroying her partner's Candle Set to save his crew.
Miss Goldenweek cares greatly for the other members of the organization. She formed a strong bond with Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine while on Little Garden and was willing to go to a Marine base to free the rest of the captive agents. She and Mr. 3 had a relationship of mutual respect due to their partnership, and they bonded over a shared appreciation of hot tea, among other things.
For the most part, Miss Goldenweek seemed neither afraid of nor aggressive toward her opponents. She was fairly indifferent to the majority of the Straw Hat Pirates but seemed to be scared of Usopp when he shot a fire star and Luffy and Karoo when they charged her.
Abilities and Powers
Marianne utilizes her unique skills as a painter to employ a special type of hypnosis based on colored paint. In this way, she can change a person's personality through the use of certain colors, influencing their behavior as she sees fit and forcing them to do whatever the trap suggests no matter what.
Little Garden Arc
After the initial uncovering and subsequent flight of Princess Vivi from the organization, Crocodile sent Miss Goldenweek and Mr. 3 to lie in wait for Vivi and her Straw Hat escorts on the island of Little Garden. In a wax building, Miss Goldenweek slept while Mr. 3 informed Mr. 5 and Miss Valentine about their mission take down the giants due to a 200,000,000 bounty on their heads. Mr. 5 reported he had successfully poisoned Dorry so the Baroque Works crew could easily take down the giants. After Mr. 3 poured the tea, Miss Goldenweek woke and listened as Mr. 3 explained his plan.
Miss Goldenweek stood at Mr. 3's side while he handled the giants. When the Straw Hat Pirates interfered, Miss Goldenweek had a picnic instead of fighting. After Monkey D. Luffy punched Mr. 3 through his wax wall, she painted a black design on the ground where Luffy stood, which caused him to reject Nami's pleas for help. Miss Goldenweek demonstrated the effects of the other Colors Traps, finishing with a green design on Luffy's shirt so that he would calmly join her for tea. Usopp rescued Luffy by using a Kaen Boshi to incinerate Luffy's shirt. Mr. 3 then emerged from the forest, and Miss Goldenweek painted his wax suit of armor. When Usopp realized that they could still save their comrades, Miss Goldenweek confirmed that they could, for which Mr. 3 admonished her.
After Mr. 3's wax strutctures were melted, he and Miss Goldenweek fled into the forest, and she painted the wax clones that Mr. 3 made of himself. However, Luffy saw through the ruse, and Karoo spotted Miss Goldenweek trying to sneak away.
Water 7 Saga
Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works"
Marianne, Gem, and Mikita hid out on Little Garden in the wax house. Upon finding out that Baroque Works had been exposed after Crocodile's defeat in Arabasta, they flew from the island on top of a pterodactyl with the help of a Colors Trap in order to go visit their comrades in jail.
However, the symbol was washed away in a storm and the three were dropped onto Kyuka Island where Hina, Jango, Ironfist Fullbody, and their Marine unit happened to be vacationing. Although the Officer Agents disguised themselves, Hina still recognized them and attacked them, only managing to capture Mikita. Later, while Mr. 2 Bon Kurei fought Hina, Marianne and Gem rescued Mikita and, by painting a black design, stole Hina's ship along with some of her Marines.
They sailed to the a Marine prison and pretended to be caught so they could enter. After locating and freeing their comrades, they broke out of the prison, but Crocodile and Daz Bonez stayed behind. As they sailed away, Miss Goldenweek painted a rainbow swirl in the sky, transforming them all into their dreams. They later remodeled the Cactus Saloon into a new Spiders Cafe, where they all work together.
Translation and Dub Issues
Her name, "Goldenweek", comes from a series of national holidays in Japan known as Golden Week, similar to Spring Break in the United States or Half Term in the UK.
Mr. 3 and Miss Goldenweek's involvement in Little Garden was removed in the 4Kids dub, but she is still mentioned during Vivi's Baroque Works debriefing and still featured in the localized Grand Battle video game, albeit renamed as "Miss April Fools Day". During Vivi's Baroque Works debriefing, Nami commented on Miss April Fools Day, saying, "Isn't she too young to be a creep?" despite the fact that the two had never met.
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- When she used Yume no Nijiiro on herself, it was revealed that she wanted to become a true artist, complete with a beret and mustache.
- She and Mr. 4 are the only officer agents who do not possess a Devil Fruit ability.
- The Mr. 3 pair has an art theme, specializing in sculpting and painting.
- Marianne was paired with Mr. 3 due to her ability to color his wax creations.
- Due to her painting skills, many readers and fans alike believed that Marianne may have eaten a Devil Fruit of some sort. However, Oda explained in the SBS that her Colors Trap ability works similarly to hypnosis because she can change how people feel and act. She uses her colors as way to affect people.
- She is the only Baroque Works officer agent whose defeat occurs off-screen.
- Her favorite foods are senbei and green tea. This follows the theme of Baroque Works Officer Agents having a type of tea as their favorite food.
- Marianne's name and epithet as "Flag-Bearer of Freedom" may refer to the figure of Marianne as depicted in Eugène Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", a famous painting. This ties in to both Marianne's artistic theme and plan to free her arrested comrades in her cover story.