Marisa is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is a mercenary that join Eirika and Ephraim's armies by betraying her former employer and switching sides. Marisa is a quiet, blunt, stoic girl. Her aloof demeanor covers an awkward side. She is usually socially inept in every situation outside of fighting, as revealed in one of her support conversations with Gerik. Her bluntness can intimidate others and be interpreted as rudeness sometimes. She acts this way because she was always lonely and had hard time socializing. Marisa had a harsh childhood, being raised by her father with extremely strict methods like needing to sleep surrounded by swords (although blunt) so she would never put her guard down even when not awake. That said, she doesn't resent her family, and her dream is to surpass her father. Marisa always looks on how to improve herself in the battlefield, and is always prone to test her skills. She is very fixed in the goal of being a better swordmaster and the uncertainty if the war will end or if she will survive makes her even stricter with herself.