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|Game||Tales of Rebirth|
Marco's meeting with Claire's mother, Rakiya Bennett, is told by Claire as she stands before Queen Agarte Lindblum in the throne room of Calegia Castle. Marco met Rakiya long before the events of the story while the two were both lost in a pitch-black cave. The two encouraged one another as they searched for the cave's exit, surprised the next morning when they finally ventured outside the cave and saw each other. Marco believed Rakiya to be a "cute, dainty young lady", when in reality, she was a "muddy village girl with frizzy hair". Likewise, Marco was revealed to be "a toothpick of a man with a shaggy beard" instead of the "strong, dependable gentleman" Rakiya imagined him to be. The two laughed at this reality but had grown close to one another while inside the cave, emphasizing their inner selves to be more significant that their outward appearances.
Role in the Plot
Marco is first shown entering the Bennett house at the beginning of the story to warn the group of soldiers storming the village at the assembly hall's plaza. There, Saleh and Tohma of the Four Stars gather beautiful Huma girls to take the most beautiful with them, Claire later being selected. Marco and Rakiya are forcibly silent as Claire is taken away, being left with Zapie, whom Claire instructed to remain behind with her parents. Marco later encourages Veigue to take Zapie with him as he ventures out in search of Claire. While Veigue addresses Marco with "Uncle", Marco makes it clear to Veigue that he is, by all means, his and Rakiya's son.
After the events in Balka at Calegia Castle, "Claire", who is actually Agarte in Claire's body, returns home, though she acts disoriented after the recent traumatic events. Marco and Rakiya remain glad to see her home safe, regardless. Later in the story, Veigue returns home with "Claire", who is still Agarte occupying Claire's body. Although Marco and Rakiya are happy to see "Claire" again, they acknowledge the fact that "Claire" is not their daughter, surprising Veigue but leaving him with the resolve to bring the real Claire back someday. During his visit, Veigue carries a meaningful conversation with Marco concerning race, appearance, and one's inner self.