What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Stand a little taller

Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

What doesn't kill you makes a fighter

Footsteps even lighter

Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone.

~ Marianne singing "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Marianne is the eldest daughter and heir of King Dagda, the older sister of Dawn, the ex-fiancee of Roland, the girlfriend of The Bog King and the main protagonist of the 2015 animated musical film Strange Magic.

She is voiced by Evan Rachel Wood.

Strange Magic

Marianne is a feisty fairy who lives in a majestic kingdom with her father, the King, and her sister, Dawn. She was originally engaged to a male fairy named Roland (who unknown to Marianne, only wanted to marry her for her looks and to be blessed with the King's army) but she broke off the engagement after seeing him kissing another fairy. She's a rebel and a warrior, and when Dawn is kidnapped by the Bog King who wants back a love potion from the fairies, Marianne goes on a quest to save her in a madcap adventure with imps, fairies, and goblins. She also joins in a battle to save a magic potion and unite two kingdoms.

When Dawn (under the influence of the love potion after getting sprayed in the face by it) falls in love with the Bog King, he tells his prisoner and the potion's creator The Sugar Plum Fairy to make an antidote, but she says the only thing stronger than the potion is true love, so Marianne and the Bog King go on a romantic flight but it is interrupted by Roland's army (who have come to save Dawn and give over the potion) causing the Bog King to think Marianne set him up and throws her into a spider web and leaves.

Marianne arrives at the Bog King's castle and helps him battle Roland who orders his henchmen to destroy the castle. The Bog King holds up the falling animal skull gateway to let Marianne and Dawn escape resulting in his supposed death. Marianne and Dawn mourn the Bog King but see that he has survived. Just then Roland splashes Marianne with the potion so she will fall in love with him again but due to Marianne's love for the Bog King, the potion doesn't work and she punches Roland into the valley below. Marianne and the Bog King then confess their love for each other and kiss.




  • She was originally intended to have long hair, but it was made short due to budget complications.
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