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"Marincess" (海晶乙女 (マリンセス) Marinsesu) is an archetype of female WATER Cyberse monsters used by Skye Zaizen in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

Design

Appearance

Similar to the Trickstars, Skye's previous main archetype, the Marincesses are all women dressing in various colorful attires, with the distinction of them dressing similar to royalty and with a secondary design of the various sea creatures being incorporated into the clothing. Due to being created by the Water Ignis, they have a blue or purple tint somewhere around themselves. Their crest or logo is similar to the gem at the center of Marincess Crystal Heart, which could be a reference to the Heart of the Ocean, a necklace from the 1997 Film Titanic which had a blue diamond in the center.

Etymology

"Marincess" is a portmanteau of "Marine" and "Princess". Their kanji translates a "Sea Gem Maiden", which seem to be more or less, another transliteration of their English name.

Members

Marincess Origin
Blue Slug Blue lined headshield slug
Coral Anemone Coral/Sea anemone
Crown Tail Betta
Crystal Heart Water of crystallization
Mandarin Mandarinfish
Marbled Rock Marbled rockfish
Sea Horse Seahorse
Sea Star Blue star
Wonder Heart Wonder-fish

Support

Card Origin
Marincess Battle Ocean Arena/Ocean
Marincess Bubble Blast Bubble/UNDEX
Marincess Cascade Cascade
Marincess Current Ocean current
Marincess Snow Snow
Marincess Wave Wind wave

Playing style

The Main Deck members of the archetype have effects that Special Summon themselves from the hand when an Extra Deck member is on the field to facilitate further Link Summoning. The Extra Deck members, in turn, have effects such as Special Summoning more of their members from the GY or add cards from the GY to their hand. The archetype also has Normal Trap Cards that can be activated from the hand when an Extra Deck member is on the field to disrupt counterplays.

Marincess Frog