Marionette, also called Princess Mari, is a character from the Marvel Comics Micronauts series. She is not based on any Micronauts toy, although she sometimes wears the same jet pack as Space Glider. She commonly carries gun or sword weapons. She often uses a flight pack like Space Glider. On the Endeavor has taken a position at the to Thorium Gun during battle.
Princess Mari is often seen as inspired by Princess Leia from Star Wars.
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Princess Mari of Homeworld, also called Marionette, is an original character created by Marvel Comics for their Micronauts series. She is the sister of Force Commander, the lover of Space Glider, and her servant roboid is Microtron.
When the Micronauts breached the space wall to escape Baron Karza they arrived on Earth, where they discovered they were about 6 inches tall compared to the native human population.
After the second Marvel Micronauts series ended Commander Rann, Marionette, Fireflyte, Acroyear and Bug appeared in M'ndens Bar in New Mutants number 50.
When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts they retained the rights to Marionette, and she has continued to appear in the Marvel Universe.
Marionette (now called Mary) returned in 1998 in the pages of Alpha Flight volume 2 number 10 and 11 when Alpha Flight traveled to the Microverse and ended up on Homeworld. The Champions of the Microverse lead by Arcturus Rann fought against Baron Zybek. The group included Bug, Mary and Dexam and used the Endeavor as the based of operations. The freedom fighters and Alpha Flight defeated Baron Zybek.
Rann, Mari and Bug on the Endeavor, calling themselves the Micronauts, teamed up with Cable, Domino and Cane in defeating Psycho-Man in Cable number 37-39.
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