|Game||Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World|
|Weight||95 lbs / 43 kg|
|Height||5'0" / 153 cm|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Rie Kugimiya|
|English Voice Actor||Laura Bailey|
Appearance and Personality
Marta tends to think along a fully defined line of right and wrong. As a bit of a tomboy, Marta is passionate about getting her way. On the left side of her forehead lies Ratatosk's core, in which Ratatosk is imprisoned in a dormant state. Emil became her guardian knight, a Knight of Ratatosk, in order to protect her and Ratatosk's core. Marta falls in love with both Emil and Ratatosk Mode Emil. As the game progresses, she begins to love Emil for who he actually is, instead of the fantasy she created in his image. Marta also gets very jealous when Emil tries to get along with other girls, stating that she shall not give up on getting Emil's heart. Being the romantic that she is, Marta will fully support anyone's attempts at a relationship as long as it is not directed toward her or Emil.
Marta's family is first described when the trio meets Colette Brunel, the last Chosen of Regeneration and the main heroine from the original game, Tales of Symphonia. According to Marta, her mother was killed during the Giant Kharlan Tree's rampage in the original game. Marta blames Colette, believing Colette ran away from her duty to regenerate the world while being unaware of the events that led to the disaster. Marta claims that if Colette had not been such a coward, her mother would still be alive. Their relationship gets better when Marta discovers the truth about Colette and the rampage of the Giant Kharlan Tree. Later on in the story, Marta's father is revealed to be Brute Lualdi, the leader of the Vanguard. Marta also states that she is the only child in their family.
In battle, Marta primarily serves the role of a supportive spell caster with a few light-based offensive spells, somewhat like Raine. Unlike Raine, who specializes in area-based healing to support multiple party members at once, Marta's healing spells are restricted to single targets. Her magical abilities are unexplained due to her lack of elf or half-elf lineage.
Marta's weapon is the saw-like spinner, a unique weapon that is strapped onto her wrist. In close combat, Marta proves to be graceful attacker who uses her spinner along with quick kicks, spins, and leaps to attack enemies. The majority of her artes are named after types of birds or dances. The description of a few of Marta's attacks mentions the use of chi to attack. The chi manifests itself within Marta's hands and she then slams it into her target. Similarly, Regal is to able fire bursts of chi from his palms and is able to use a limited amount of chi healing. Marta's physical attacks are all classified as base artes, requiring the passive skill "Ability Plus" to link her attacks together into a chain of at most three base artes.
Emil Castagnier - Emil is Marta's dearest friend and love interest. When the two first meet, Marta talks to Emil as if she had already met him previously, but Emil is unable to remember. Marta progressively attempts to force Emil to fall in love with her, but after enduring enough of Marta forcing their relationship along, Emil finally tells her that he is unable to be the man she imagined him to be. It is then that Marta learns to start loving Emil for who he really is rather than her idealized vision of who she wants him to be. Slowly, their relationship grows to a level where Emil and Marta can openly admit their love for each other. Humorously, Marta tends to get irrationally jealous if she senses a possible love interest in Emil's life, sometimes bringing her to conflict with the other female members of the party.
- The game's producers were originally planning to name Marta Selene, as well as give her much darker hair and personality.
- Marta wears a keychain that resembles Mieu, a character from Tales of the Abyss. Tokunaga, Anise Tatlin's doll from the same game, is also visible on the back of her pouch.