Margery Daw

Margery Daw is a anime/manga character in the Shakugan no Shana franchise
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A senior Flame Haze known as the Inquisitor of Condolence.

She is contracted to Jūrin no Sōga Marchosias. She holds the title Chōshi no Yomite (Interpreter of Condolence) and she’s an excellent spell-caster. She likes liquor and battle. She has a vengeance to an unknown silver Tomogara (who is somehow linked to the Reiji Maigo). Even before she became a flame haze, she only lives for vengeance.

Origin

She was once a daughter of an England land lord in a medieval time. At that time, she was always relied by others, and that became her motivation to live (in fact, she's a very good person). But after many helps she gave, her allies betrayed her, even got her father killed. She's then brought to a brothel. She's know sick of being relied by others, and started to built a deep vengeance towards the people that made her suffer. She swore to kill all the people that made her suffer, but the people were killed by the silver tomogara. Everything was taken from her. She’s empty, and she will always kill, destroy, and laugh at others (in exchange for her vengeance being taken by the silver). In the middle of her desperation, Marchosias came and found her, made a contract with her, and turned her to a flame haze. She then chases the silver.

Creation

Hitomi Nabatame
Hitomi Nabatame

Takahashi took her name from the British children's dong (Nursery Rhymes) "See Saw Margery Daw." Margery is the nickname of a poor rural women in 19th century. Daw means a lazy person. Margery is also derived from Marjorie, Marjorie means Margaret in English, from a Greek word means "pearl". Margery Daw is later chanting "See Saw Margery Daw" rhymes, not to cast a spell, but it's a statement of her desperation. In the anime, she's voiced by Hitomi Nabatame in Japanese, and Janyse Jaud in English.

Character Evolution

Appearance

She’s referred as a beautiful and tall European woman with a brown hair (brown in the light novel, blonde hair in the anime). She wears a purple suit, a choker, and a pair of high heels. She wears glasses, for a decoration only (her eyes are still perfect). She also ties her hair. She uses the book Grimoire, which is her contractor’s jinki.

Personality

Margery is a mature and a lazy flame haze with a drinking habit; she likes to drink liquor until she’s drunk. She’s also a berserker that will eliminate everything and anyone on her way, due to her phrase “destroy, kill, and laugh at others”. Like other flame hazes that have lived very long, she doesn’t care about the environment surrounding, or others perception towards her. She just cares about battles and the silver. When she comes to a certain location, she picks a guidance, usually a young man with a good looking face. She said because it’s much easier for her to control her guidance if they’re young, but Marcho said that she just want to flirt.

She and Marcho and referred be Alastor as a "Battle Freak".

Relationship

  • She’s Eita Tanaka’s and Keisaku Satou’s acquaintance. In the anime, she saved their life. She chose them to be her guidance during her staying in Misaki City. After the school festival incindent, Eita left Margery. Keisaku is still loyal to her, because of his feelings towards her.
  • She’s a friend of East-edge, one of the “Four Gods of Earth”. She met him when she joined the Four Gods of Earth's battle, and befriend with him.
  • She doesn’t really like Shana. Her nickname for her is “midget”, and “brat” for Yuji.
  • She has a vengeance towards the silver tomogara.
  • She’s Sydonay rival. After their meeting with Annaberg in New York, they always fight each others. Sydonay referred their meeting as a reunion.
  • She seems kinda close to Banjo no Shite Wilhelmina Carmel. When Wilhelmina feels depressed (Pheles refuses her help and this make Wilhelmina sad), Margery tries to spark her again by using Shana's name, and it work.
  • Her relationship with Marchosias is not like a friend, a family, or a lover, but just as a companion in battles. She usually punches him if he makes fun of her. She doesn’t really care about Marcho, maybe even dislikes him (sometimes Marcho is very annoying), but when she feels desperation, she usually hugs Marcho. Sometimes, she also pats on Marcho.
  • Margery and Keisaku like each other. When Margery learned the truth behind the silver and almost fell apart, Keisaku kissed her and gave her a new meaning to live.

The Silver

Later, in the final season episode 4, she receives a fact about the silver: The silver is actually herself, just an embodiment of her strong feeling of anger and hatred. That fact makes her into the state of chaos, making her lose her contract with Marcho.

Powers and Abilities

Toga
Toga
  • Her battle form is Toga, which changes her and Marcho into a big ultramarine wolf.
  • To unleash a Power of Unrestrained (自在法 Jizaihō), she chants a poem called “Improvisational Poem of Slaughter” (屠殺の即興詩 Tosatsu no Sokkyōshi). When chanting a poem, usually Marcho participates by singing the poem, and that makes a funny duet, Margery’s melodious voice’s accompanied by Marcho’s discordant voice.
  • For communication, she uses a bookmark that can glow when activated.
  • For transportation, she will ride on Marcho.

Plot

Season 1

She first appears in the 4th episode, standing on a building. She accidentally came to Misaki City when chasing Rammie. Feeling frustrated because she couldn't find him, she decided to use a spell that lead her to a battle with Shana. She then met Eita and Keisaku and randomly chose them as her guider, and live at Keisaku's house during her stay.

Season 2

There's 2 episode about her meeting with Sydonay at New York and some flashback about the silver. In the 9th episode, she declares that she will kill the silver no matter what, even that means that she has to sacrifice something that's really precious.

Pheles then comes to the city, and Margery knows that Yuji's flame is silver. She goes insane, left Ogata Matake hurt (inside the Fuzetsu), which lead to the avoidance of Eita Tanaka.

Season 3

Margery knows the truth behind the silver and almost fell apart. Keisaku then kisses her, giving her a new meaning to life forward. They both confess to each other.

Later, when Xanadu's finished, Margery decides to stay at the Earth for the sake of Keisaku. When Shana & Yuji fight for the last time, she faces Sydonay, and successfully kills him.

Voiced by
Name Movies TV Shows
Hitomi Nabatame
1
25
Colleen Clinkenbeard
1
0
Janyse Jaud
0
18
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Name: Margery Daw
Name: マージョリー・ドー
Romanji: Maajorii Doo
Gender: Female
Birthday:
1st manga book: Shakugan no Shana #2
1st anime episode: Shakugan no Shana #4
1st anime movie:
Aliases Choshi no Yomite
Chanter of Elegies
Interpreter of Condolence
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