|Occupation|| Student (former)|
Leader of a group of Hedge Witches
|Portrayed by||Kacey Rohl|
|First Appearance||The Source of Magic|
|Last Appearance||The Flying Forest|
Marina was expelled from Brakebills three months prior to her graduation. She tests Julia and teaches her magic early on. At some point a Hedge Magician named Hannah casted magic that resulted in deaths and Marina cleaned up the mess, and to settle such a debt, Hannah's daughter, Kady Orloff-Diaz would attend Brakebills and smuggle magical objects and texts to Marina. When she first meets Julia, she pretends to be an amateur beginner, and she observes Julia as the initiate works to get them both out of a freezer. In The World in the Walls she used Julia to help her sneak into the school to take back her memories that were sealed inside a box in the Dean's office in a elaborate plan that allowed her to enter Brakebills while the wards were lowered. After discovering Julia confessed what happened to Quentin, she burns red x's on Julia's stars and kicks her out. Later, when Julia and Hannah attempt to steal her spells, she curses them and causes Kady's mother to bleed to death. Marina visits Julia in rehab, saying she still respects Julia and she is willing to put aside all hostilities as long as Julia is willing to do the same.
Later on, Julia, with no one else to turn to, sought out Marina after a failed ritual which summoned a sadistic god of trickery, who killed the group of hedges and raped Julia. The god's assault was so traumatic to Julia that she begged Marina to alter her memories. Marina agreed to do so, only for her magic to be reversed by Ember.
Later, after Julia enlists the Beast's help in killing Reynard, he believes the god will not arrive without sufficient bait and kidnaps Marina. Julia asks her to help, but Marina chooses not to and leaves, but contacts another powerful Hedge Witch in San Francisco. Marina arrives to find the Hedge Magician brutally killed by Reynard so she seeks asylum at Brakebills, but she is denied sanctuary. Having no where else to turn to, she returns to Julia to help her kill Reynard.
When setting up the trap for Reynard, Marina was instructed to call on Our Lady Underground, but Martin teleported himself and Julia away from the scene as to not allow the god to discover the trap. Marina realized the two were gone after the ritual and Reynard did not show. She went back home, while Reynard was following her and confronted her. He binded her to a chair and taunted her, brutally killing her cat and biting off one of her fingers while Julia and Martin were trying to break down the wards around her home. Once the wards were broken, Martin trapped the god but before Julia could kill him, Penny teleported into the apartment and grabbed Martin, with Julia going along for the ride, leaving Marina alone with a freed Reynard. Julia returned to Marina's apartment to find Reynard gone and Marina's broken corpse.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
A beautiful girl with short stature and with a slender physique. She has long dark orange hair, fair skin with freckles. When she was introduced, she seemingly wore poor and dirty clothing but after revealing who she was, is often seen wearing stylish black clothes. She is shown to be extremely intelligent and calculating, but showed a more compassionate side when she helped Julia.
Magic and AbilitiesEdit
Marina is a dangerously skilled magician and the most skilled Hedge witch of the series. She has been able to use curses capable of killing, telekinesis, force dismissal, memory manipulation, and other dangerous magic. Given that she now has her memories from Brakebills, she may have become even stronger. After Reynard's attack, she aided Julia in cleaning up the mess and replaced the memories of the ritual with fake ones, a testament to her skill.