Mariko Kurama is a major antagonist. She is voiced by Luci Christian.


About the character Edit

Characteristics: slender, red eyes, pink hair, beautiful, cute, evil, sadistic, intelligent, short-tempered, bloodthirsty, cruel, merciless, seeks love, sometimes rebellious

Real age: 15 real years

Animated age: 5 toon years

Species: Human/Diclonius

Race: Traditionally-animated

Subrace: Antagonist/Negative character

Comes from: Elfen Lied

Nationality: Japanese

Religion: Shinto


  • Black hat: Among her teachers, Black hat is the one she respects the most. Mariko works very hard in order to impress him, and it seems that she succeeds, due to the fact that she is his favorite pupil. The reason for the effort she puts, is because she sees him as a father-like figure (she was forcibly separated from her parents and this is a way in which she can find comfort).
  • her classmates: She has neither good, nor bad relations with most of her classmates, but she seems to be good friends with Wrath.
  • Shaula: Not much is known about her relationship with her other teacher.


  • She has 26 vectors and is considered to be the most powerful diclonius. She is also the only known diclonius whose vectors are visible.
  • She has a prosthetic arm.
  • She shares her English actress with Honey, Medusa, Lenalee, Wrath and Tenma.
  • She is Black hat's favorite pupil.
  • Her original actress was the late Tomoko Kawakami.
  • Most of her roles are minor, but she is a major antagonist in the episodes The perks of being a cartoon child and The antagonistic picture show.
  • She and Wrath, due to their Japanese origin, have a habit of referring to Black hat as "sensei" which is the Japanese word for "teacher".
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