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Maid Marian
Background information
Feature films Robin Hood
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Christie Laing (in Once Upon a Time)
Portrayed by
Animators Mark Henn
Voice Monica Evans (speaking)
Nancy Adams (singing)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, loving, charming
Appearance Slender red vixen, brown eyes, bushy tail, white muzzle, black nose, both purple headdress and dress with long puffy sleeves, lavender shawl, white bloomers, white petticoat, purple ballet shoes
Occupation Lady Kluck's boss
King Richard's protector and niece
Robin Hood's wife
Skippy's 2nd mother
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Alignment
Goal To marry Robin Hood (succeeded)
Home Nottingham (formerly)
Sherwood Forest
Relatives Robin Hood (husband)
King Richard (uncle)
Prince John (uncle)
Pets
Allies Any poor folk in the town of Nottingham, Robin Hood, Little John, Otto, Trigger, Nutsy, Friar Tuck, King Richard
Once Upon a Time: Emma Swan, Killian Jones
Minions Lady Kluck
Enemies Prince John, Sheriff of Nottingham, Sir Hiss, Trigger (formerly), Nutsy (formerly)
Once Upon a Time: Zelena
Likes Love, being with Robin Hood, children, badminton
Dislikes Robin Hood in trouble, the way the Sheriff of Nottingham competes in the archery tournament
Powers and abilities
Weapons One of the pies that Trigger sells at Prince John's archery tournament
Fate Gets married to Robin Hood.
Quote "Oh, Klucky, surely he must know how much I still love him."
Maid Marian is a vixen from Disney's 1973 feature film Robin Hood and is both the love interest/wife of the title character and the deuteragonist, based on the character from the actual Robin Hood legend.

She was voiced by Monica Evans while Nancy Adams did her singing voice for "Love".

Background

It's stated that Maid Marian is King Richard's niece, but it's never actually revealed how they're related, and she doesn't appear to be related to Prince John, despite him being Richard's brother. Because of that, it can be assumed that Richard is Maid Marian's uncle by marriage---meaning that the sister of either Marian's mother or father was the wife of King Richard (making Marian's aunt the queen).

She and Robin Hood have known each other since they were children and fell in love as they got older. However, several years before the events of the film, she left for London for unspecified reasons and had only recently returned to Nottingham.

Maid Marian is a very beautiful, ladylike, nice and kind woman. Despite being separated from him, Maid Marian is still very much in love with Robin Hood as he loves her. So much so that she finds the courage to plead for his life.

Appearances

Robin Hood

She is first seen in the courtyard of Prince John's castle, playing badminton with her lady-in-waiting Lady Kluck. She invites a group of children, including Skippy, his two siblings, and friend Toby, to come to her when she discovers Skippy trying to retrieve an arrow, and later finds the rest of them outside the gate. She is described as being "awful nice" ("awfully nice", actually), and the children approach her without fear. After speaking of her past relationship with Robin Hood, she joins in the children's role play of Robin rescuing her. Later, in her room, she expresses her fear that she has been away so long that Robin has forgotten about her, despite Lady Kluck's attempts to reassure her.

She is next seen at Prince John's archery tournament, where she is to give a kiss to the winner. She is able to immediately recognize the disguised Robin Hood, and cheers him on throughout the tournament. When Robin's identity is revealed and he is sentenced to death, she tries to plead Prince John to show mercy and spare Robin's life and in the process admits she loves him, where Robin in return admits his love for Maid Marian. Though it seemingly fails, Robin is eventually freed through the intervention of Little John and she and Robin briefly embrace each other before the Sheriff intervenes. She is seen running from members of the Sheriff's posse, when Robin Hood dramatically rescues her. He then proposes to her; she accepts, but playfully chides him for not choosing a more romantic setting. She then accepts his ideas of going to London, Normandy and "Sunny" Spain for a honeymoon, but politely objects to his idea of having six children, as she wants at least a dozen.

Marriage

Robin Hood and Maid Marian's marriage.

After escaping to Sherwood Forest, she takes a moonlight stroll with Robin, and eventually goes his and Little John's hideout. When they arrive, it's revealed that the townspeople are there and they all participate in a celebration for Robin and Maid Marian's engagement, while at the same time making fun of Prince John. She is not seen after this until the end of the story, where it is revealed that she marries Robin Hood and leaves with him on their honeymoon.

House of Mouse

Maid Marian makes occasional cameo appearances as a guest at the club.

In "Halloween With Hades", she appears embracing Robin Hood, and in "Max's Embarrassing Date", she appears at a table with Robin Hood.

Once Upon a Time

Maid Marian appears in the ABC drama, but as a human rather than a fox like Robin Hood. She is the lover of Robin Hood, but had fallen ill while she was pregnant with their child. To heal her, Robin Hood had to venture into Rumplestiltskin's castle to steal some magic. He escaped with the aid of Belle and hid out until Marian arrived on a cart. He manages to cure her illness, however an arrow is shot by Rumplestiltskin, forcing Robin Hood to run off with Marian to escape him. Having given birth to their son, Roland, Marian dies from illness.

Emma Swan however, discovers Marian to be alive when she goes back in time to the Enchanted Forest (although unaware of her identity). She is arrested by the Evil Queen for helping Snow White escape and set to be executed. Wanting to aid the woman's life, but not wanting to change the current timeline, Emma takes Marian back with her to Storybrooke in present time to prevent any changes from occurring. What Emma is unaware of however, is that Zelena kills Marian and takes her place, so that she can find her way back to Storybrooke.

Disney Parks

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Maid Marian making a slight curtsy next to Robin Hood at one of the Disney Parks.

Marian appeared in the Disney parks as a meetable character in the years following the film's release, but disappeared during the 1990s.

Unlike her animated counterpart, Marian's ears were revealed while her headdress was smaller and didn't hide them, but rather was between them. Also, her shawl didn't cover her ears either. And she wore white socks and black Mary Jane shoes.

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Trivia

  • Maid Marian is the only female character from Robin Hood to ever wear shoes on her feet; all other females are barefoot; however, in the storyboards (particularly for the part of the alternate ending where she tends to a wounded Robin Hood and when she runs to hug King Richard, who has returned from the crusade), Maid Marian's feet are bare, too.
  • Maid Marian and Robin Hood are the second couple to have known each other during childhood, but later separated for a long time, the first being Bambi and Faline and the third (and so far last) being Simba and Nala from The Lion King. Interestingly, all three of them are animals. However, unlike the other two couples, Marian and Robin are never shown as children. Instead, she explains about it to Skippy, his sisters, and Toby the Turtle, and later, while Robin laments his love for Marian, he gives a hint that they knew each other as kids.
  • With the exception of other female lead animals, Maid Marian is the only leading lady that is portrayed not as a human.
  • Although she is not a princess, Maid Marian still lived in a castle.
  • Maid Marian infamously shares exactly the same dance moves as Snow White and Duchess.
  • Maid Marian's design was eventually reused for that of Vixey's from The Fox and the Hound, though Vixey is less anthropomorphic than Marian.
  • Curiously enough, Monica Evans, Maid Marian's voice actress, as with Carolle Shelley, Lady Kluck's voice actress, also voiced Abigail and Amelia Gabble from The AristoCats.
  • In some scenes by the dance when she and Robin Hood are together, she shares the same dance as been used by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Even though she's a deuteragonist she only appears for approximately 30 minutes of the entire film. She is not scene in the third and final act of the film and only appears briefly at the end.
  • She calls Lady Kluck "Klucky" the same way Robin Hood called Little John "Johnny".
  • Maid Marian's dress is similar to Merida's dress in Brave.
  • According to Disneystrology, her birthday would be on May 1st.


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Media: Robin Hood | The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Characters: Robin Hood | Little John | Alan-A-Dale | Prince John | Sir Hiss | Sheriff of Nottingham | Trigger | Nutsy | Rhino Guards | Captain Crocodile | Wolf Arrowmen | Otto | Friar Tuck | Skippy Bunny | Sis Bunny | Tagalong Bunny | Mrs. Bunny | Toby | Maid Marian | Lady Kluck | Sexton Mouse | Little Sister | King Richard

Locations: Sherwood Forest | Nottingham | Prince John's castle | The Rabbits' Small Cottage | Friar Tuck's Church

Songs: Whistle-Stop | Oo-De-Lally | Love | The Phony King of England | Not In Nottingham


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Official Disney Princesses: Snow White | Cinderella | Aurora | Ariel | Belle | Jasmine | Pocahontas | Mulan | Tiana | Rapunzel | Merida

Future Disney Princesses: Moana | Anna | Elsa

Other Princesses: Maid Marian | Leia Organa | Eilonwy | Calla | Kiara | Melody | Kida Nedakh | Ting-Ting, Su and Mei | Giselle | Kilala Reno | Atta | Dot | Kairi | Princess of Gentlehaven | Charlotte La Bouff | Vanellope von Schweetz | Sofia | Star Butterfly | Elena

Other Female Protagonists: Minnie Mouse | Daisy Duck | Faline | Alice | Wendy Darling | Tinker Bell | Shanti | Sally | Nala | Esmeralda | Megara | Jane Porter | Nita | Malina

Video Games: Disney Princess | Disney Princess: Royal Adventure | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure | Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks

Home Video: Disney Princess Sing Along Songs - Once Upon a Dream | Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party | Disney Princess Sing Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

See Also: Sofia the First | Disney Fairies | Princesses of Heart | Kilala Princess | Palace Pets | Princess Academy



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Shows: Once Upon a Time (Episode List) | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

Books: Shadow of the Queen | Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale | Once Upon a Time - Behind the Magic

Once Upon a Time Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Belle/Lacey French | Killian Jones/Hook | Henry Mills | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Aurora | Prince Phillip | Fa Mulan | Blue Fairy | Widow Lucas/Granny | King George/Albert Spencer | Genie/Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Milah | Prince Henry/The Valet | Marian | Roland | Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan/Malcolm/The Pied Piper | Wendy Darling | Ariel | Zelena/The Wicked Witch of the West | Glinda/The Good Witch of the South | The Wizard of Oz/Walsh | Elsa the Snow Queen | Anna | Kristoff | Hans | Grand Pabbie | Sven | Tinker Bell | Blackbeard | Dragon Maleficent | Lumière | Abigail/Kathryn Nolan | Ursula | Red Riding Hook/The Wolf/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Frederick/Jim | Severe Nurse | Mayor Tomkins | Quinn | Anita | Hansel and Gretel/Nicholas and Ava Zimmer | The Woodcutter/Michael Tillman | Martin | Myrna | Stephen | Donna | Prince James | Jack | Blind Witch | King Xavier | Wraith | Peter | Siren | Hordor | Pongo | William Smee | Dorothy Gale | The Witch of the East | The Witch of the North | Gaston | Greg Mendell | Tamara | Geppetto/Marco | Rapunzel | Igor | The King/Mitchell Herman | Rapunzel's Mother | Rapunzel's Father | Flying Monkeys | King Leopold | Queen Eva | Lost Boys | John Darling | Michael Darling | The Shadow | The Sheriff of Hamelin | King Midas | Nana | Mary Darling | George Darling | Medusa | Gus/Billy | Marshmallow | Zoso | Prince Thomas/Sean Herman | Prince Eric | Little Bo Peep | The Apprentice | Ingrid/Sarah Fisher | Lily Page | Nova | Trish | Seer | Grace | Daniel | Lancelot | Stephen | Oaken | The King of Arendelle | Queen Gerda | Cruella De Vil | The Duke of Weselton | Hans' Brothers | Isaac/The Author | Madeline | Merlin/The Sorcerer

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Characters: Alice | Cyrus | Jafar | Percy/The White Rabbit | Grendel | Jabberwocky | Silvermist | Red King | The Sultan/The Old Prisoner | Nyx | Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum | Mrs. Rabbit | Elisabeth/Lizard | Rafi | Taj | Edwin | Sarah | Dr. Arthur Lydgate | Amara

Characters of both series: Will Scarlet/The Knave of Hearts | Anastasia/The Red Queen | Anastasia's Mother | Anastasia's Sister | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Robin Hood | Little John | Friar Tuck | Grumpy/Leroy | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Caterpillar | Maleficent

Locations: Storybrooke | Maine | The Jolly Roger | Enchanted Forest | Dark Palace | Dark Castle/Rumplestiltskin's Castle | Prince Thomas' Castle | Cinderella's Chateau | Never Land | Skull Rock | Wonderland | New York | Boston, Massachusetts | Land Without Color | Land of Oz | Emerald City | Arendelle | Agrabah | The Sultan's Palace | Sherwood Forest | Hamelin | The Mushroom

Objects: Dreamshade | Dark One's Dagger | Enchanted Candle | Pandora's Box | Vorpal Sword | The Slippers | Cruella's car | Maleficent's Staff | Jafar's Snake Staff | Sorcerer Hat | Magic Lamp | Magic Wand

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