Marietta is a recruitable character in Radiata Stories. Marietta is a student at the Vareth Institute, studying alongside Faraus under the tutelage of Derek. Although quite a capable and clever mage, her clumsiness tends to hold her back from truly accomplishing her goals.
Marietta entered the Vareth Institute at the age of thirteen. She is always working hard to overcome her own tough luck. Everyone thought she would rise rapidly through the ranks, but she has been held back by her one major flaw: her chronic clumsiness. Someday, she'll make it big...
Marietta is a relatively useful mage for the beginning portions of the game when mages are limited. She is durable and smart enough to avoid danger, and her Stone Javelin can knock enemies down in case she must make a quick getaway.
Unfortunately, her flaws greatly outnumber her strengths. While Stone Javelin can keep enemies from attacking her, it also prolongs the battle by continually knocking enemies down. Additionally, she also is able to join the party at the same time as fellow Earth Mage, Aidan. However, Aidan must be leveled up significantly in order to recruit the powerful Cecil and also adds a Training Device which raises the entire party's experience. Having two mages reduces the option of having a powerful warrior or an all-important healer.
Her Stumble "attack" also proves to be a deterrent during battle. At any time during battle, Marietta may fall and take a significant amount of time getting back on her feet, leaving her vulnerable for the enemy to unleash an attack that can be devastating to a mage of her caliber. Finally, by the time other mages are recruitable, she is easily overshadowed by mages such as Cecil, Felix and Curtis.