- "I don't care who this Rebellion Army is. All I know is I'm not gonna stand by while they steal stuff I could be stealing!"
- ―Marino, when joining the party, Mega Man X: Command Mission
Marino (マリノ Marino) is a female Reploid encountered by X in the Giga City region, at Gaudile's laboratory. Marino prides herself a thief, akin to Robin Hood and sought to steal Professor Gaudile's new technology from him.
She specializes in targeting trade secrets, such as new information, inventions and data on the latest developments in curing modern illnesses (including the Sigma Virus). Marino then spreads the acquired information throughout the world without seeking compensation.
First appearing in Chapter 4, Marino uses X's groups entry as a cover to intrude unseen into Gaudile's laboratory, where she discovers Cinnamon. The two quickly form a bond, as Marino realizes she must take Cinnamon with her, especially if she is to make off with the new technology she is after. During her escape, Dr. Psyche soon finds them and she ends up nearly killed by his Preon companions. While Marino survives thanks to Cinnamon's healing ability, she falls unconscious until X rouses her. She decides to join forces with X to get Cinnamon back. After the party defeats Dr. Psyche, Cinnamon encourages Marino to join X's group with her.
At the start of the final chapter, before heading up to the Heliport to await the transport that Colonel Redips had arranged to ferry X, Zero, and Axl back to base, Marino mentions that she's going to try a more legitimate lifestyle, though she does admit to maybe just stealing on the weekends. When Redips later exposes himself to be a Maverick and frames X and his friends, she compares his actions to that of a corrupt corporate executive: "That's the way suits operate. Once you're no longer useful, they toss you out like so much garbage."
In battle, Marino fights like a ninja, or more specifically, the kunoichi. She utilizes a pair of Beam Knives initially, which she draws with lightning speed. Later on, she can be equipped with elementally themed bō shurikens and even a laser-bladed Chakram, with which she shows off her martial arts prowess and performs a 1-2-3 combo of slashes and a high-kick. She is the only playable character in the game able to equip either a shot or combat type main weapon, while others are limited to one type. Her equipped weapon is held to her back by a holder/sheathe Mechaniloid called Hayohn (ハヨーン), which floats close to her. Also, she has a visor with some kind of sensor attached to her helmet that can be pulled down over her eyes.
- Beam Knife: Marino's starting weapon, a pair of small laser knives that she uses to attack with Two Strike.
- Beam Blade: A pair of short laser swords with straight blade (similar to a Ninjatō) that attack with Two Strike.
- Beam Sword: A pair of short swords that attack with Two Strike.
- Beam Chakram: A pair of laser chakrams that Marino uses to attack with Three Strike.
- Beam Wonder / Beam Miracle: Both weapons are a pair of blue laser blades shaped like a question mark that Marino uses to attack at close range. Beam Wonder attacks with More Learning, and boosts the amount of EXP obtained from the enemy if it gives the final blow, while Beam Miracle attacks with A Little Rich and the final blow boosts the Zenny obtained.
- Beam Dagger: A pair of laser daggers with two blades that attacks with Eye Closer, which may cause Blind status to the target.
- Vengeful Needles: A pair of hand-held fans that attack with "Sweet revenge!", causing the same amount of damage Marino received before her attack. If she isn't attacked before her attack, no damage is inflicted. The damage received can be accumulated by not attacking with the weapon, inflicting more damage when used in her turn. The damage is lost if she is defeated.
- Fire/Ice/Thunder Star: Elemental bō shurikens that Marino uses to attack with Triple Arrow, throwing three of them at one enemy.
- Fire/Ice/Thunder Comet: Same as the Fire/Ice/Thunder Star, but Marino attacks with Quintuple Arrow, throwing five shurikens at the enemy instead of three.
- Fire/Ice/Thunder Stella: Same as the Fire/Ice/Thunder Star, but Marino attacks with Arrow Barrage, throwing one shuriken at each enemy present.
|Main Weapon||Power||Armor||Shield||Weight||Additional stats|
|Beam Knife||10||9||10||6||2-hit attack.|
|Beam Chakram||11||2||3||4||3-hit attack.|
|Beam Chakram S||22||4||6||4||3-hit attack.|
|Beam Wonder||26||13||13||11||Final blow boosts EXP.|
|Beam Wonder S||50||16||17||13||Final blow boosts EXP.|
|Beam Miracle||35||15||16||13||Final blow boosts Zenny.|
|Beam Miracle S||72||20||21||15||Final blow boosts Zenny.|
|Beam Blade||24||13||14||8||2-hit attack.|
|Beam Blade S||46||18||19||14||2-hit attack.|
|Beam Dagger||42||17||18||7||Can cause Blind status to the target.|
|Beam Sword||62||23||25||18||2-hit attack.|
|Vengeful Needles||0||30||30||30||Causes damage equal to that received.|
|Fire Star||30||10||12||12||3-hit Fire attack.|
|Ice Star||30||10||12||12||3-hit Water attack.|
|Thunder Star||30||10||12||12||3-hit Thunder attack.|
|Fire Comet||78||14||16||16||5-hit Fire attack.|
|Ice Comet||78||14||16||16||5-hit Water attack.|
|Thunder Comet||78||14||16||16||5-hit Thunder attack.|
|Fire Stella||60||12||14||14||Fire attack to all enemies.|
|Ice Stella||60||12||14||14||Water attack to all enemies.|
|Thunder Stella||60||12||14||14||Thunder attack to all enemies.|
- Inspirations for this character are a mix of the popular female ninja (above mentioned kunoichi) and the female thief character archetype which emerges in several Japanese video game, manga, and animation characters, Rouge the Bat for example. This could explain why Marino's garb consists of Go-go boots and not sandals and tabi socks, like a more traditional ninja; and to also better fit the Mega Man X character style.
|Mega Man X: Command Mission|
|Mega Man X • Zero • Axl • Steel Massimo • Marino • Cinnamon • Spider|
|Chief R • Nana • Aile • Professor Gaudile|
|Epsilon • Botos • Ferham • Scarface • Wild Jango • Silver Horn • Dr. Psyche • Mach Jentra • Incentas|
| Hippopressor • Shadow • Depth Dragoon • Colonel Redips • Great Redips |
Duckbill Mole • Rafflesian • Tails Clan • Ninetails
| Giga City • Lagrano Ruins • Central Tower • Tianna Camp • Gaudile Laboratory • Ulfat Factory • Gimialla Mine |
Vanallia Desert • Melda Ore Plant • Grave Ruins Base • Far East HQ • Babel
| Action Trigger • Hyper Mode •Final Strike • Force Metal • Deployment Center • Sky Room|
Enemies • Item Box • Items • Script