Daughter of MRR founder Brad Bitou, Marie is the instructor and leader of the Yellow Gears team. It would be wrong to suggest she got her position through nepotism, but she is an absolutely dreadful instructor. She is also the subject of a crush from Musashi Miyajima, which she politely ignores.
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- Voice actor: Yukana
Marie was present when the first 12 MRR cadets were put on parade - or 11, as Taiyoh Ohzora got off to a fine start, arriving late and falling on his face. Nevertheless, when Taiyoh was able to talk Jet Robo into checking the burning Landmark Tower for anyone trapped, she showed faith in the recruit and gave him a K-BOY to control the Jet Team. She was later complimentary of Taiyoh finding a shortcut to the Great Rotating Base, even if he flattened Miyajima in the process. Marie later promised to take the cadets to a funfair before finding out her father needed her to join him at a conference; believing he was about to be asked on a date, Miyajima accidentally volunteered to take them instead. She was away at another meeting with her father when Sayuri Suizenji managed to convince first the cadets and then the Leader Robo to help Hideki find his cat Laura. While they arrived back before the search was complete, Marie quickly realised something was going on and hurriedly directed her father elsewhere so Miyajima and Sasaki could try and bring the situation under control. Which they completely failed to do, despite Marie's attempts to stop her dad seeing Cutie Kumamoto's reports on the events - though the proactive cadets and Machine Robo managed to generate huge positive PR for the organisation, which got everyone off the hook. Marie and the other instructors later joined the MRR's efforts to deal with the eruption of Kaga Mountain. During a mission to fight a fire in Ōguchi, Marie backed Taiyoh and Ace's plan to try an EX Combination in the field. She later tried to console Miyajima after he fluffed his television debut during Charmy Sato's visit to Rescue Headquarters. Like Miyajima, she struggled to contain her laughter when Lin Haruka's family noisily embarrassed her during the MRR open day. Ken Minami later used Bone to trick Marie into believing he was too sick to undergo inoculations. However, Ken later ran into her when preparing to walk out on MRR altogether, resulting in the cadet going on a mission that would change his mind and persuade him to stay with MRR. She concurred with her team's recommendations to evacuate Marine Park when it came under Gura Gorro attack.
Along with her father and Professor Tōru Suidōbashi, Marie oversaw trials of the new Submarine Team onboard the Cube 1 submersible. However, one of the craft's cables snapped, trapping them underwater with limited oxygen. Yellow Gears were scrambled to help and Shō was sent down in a second Cube. Marie was worried the traumatic loss of his sister would affect the cadet's confidence but with her encouragement he was able to activate Submarine Robo and save the trio. Afterwards she thanked and congratulated Shō. While the newcomer was added to the Yellow Gears roster Marie soon found he listened to her even less than Drill Robo, refusing to join the other Leader Robo in the hangar and generally doing whatever he liked. When Drill put himself in the repair bay emulating Submarine Robo she was even less happy, and was further angered when the Submarine Team set off with Shō to rescue a whale without orders. However, the rest of Yellow Gears followed them and helped defeat a Gura Gorro attack, teaching Submarine Robo that it was better to operate with his team-mates - though once again Drill damaged himself jumping in the water, needing another lecture from Marie. Marie also taught all 12 cadets in the Headquarters classroom, something she used to troll Taiyoh by getting his hopes up over his dreadful academic scores. She later separated Taiyoh and Ace when they came to blows over the discrepancy, before passing on to the former some comments the latter that were probably made in confidence.
After Taiyoh and Jet Robo were knocked out of orbit by Stealth Robo battling near Ikaros 1 in Earth orbit she tried to keep up the spirits of Lin and Kai, still trapped in space in Shuttle 12 at the mercy of Jay. Marie was later as shocked as everyone else when her father announced that Stealth Robo had actually been created by the same minds behind MRR before going rogue. She expressed scepticism that Ace could truly replace Taiyoh as pilot of Jet - rebuilt as Shuttle Robo - for the rescue mission despite his excellent scores; thankfully the cadets conspired to switch the pair around for the launch anyway. Marie tried to coordinate MRR's response to multiple incidents, which all turned out to be caused by the new Disasters commander Colonel Hazard. When Sayuri invited the cadets to her island mansion Marie chaperoned them along with Miyajima. Once there she attempted to terrify the cadets with ghost stories only to be trumped by Ace and generally turned a blind eye when Ken firstly went missing and then commandeered Submarine Robo to recover the ship belonging to his pirate wife's ghost dad, even calling in the Drill Team to help with whatever was going on. When Hazard took over the Uranos 2 airship and began broadcasting strange images of himself, Marie was one of those traumatised by his beach bod. Marie turned up to see Makoto off ahead of his date with Aki Saotome, though she had to get involved with dragging her father away by the ear before he could pass on his expertise to Makoto. When Lin and Shō visited the Machine AI Laboratory they noted the Professor's maid droids all sounded like Marie; perhaps for the best no-one really explained why this was the case.
Marie was later in agreement about Jay being taken in by MRR after he lost his memory, pondering whether he could have the same natural survival instinct as Taiyoh. Alice Beckham and Sayuri Suizenji to perform an EX Combination between Gyro Robo and the Bulldozer Robo in order to defeat BL Police Robo. Along with her father and Sasaki she was away at a conference, which meant Miyajima had to deal with the near-shipwrecking of the liner Poseidon. She provided support from Rescue Headquarters when Kaiser-G threatened the island of Kanameshima, meaning all of the MRR teams were scrambled to try and stop him. After Jet and V Stealth were knocked into a volcano. The rest of MRR were forced to withdraw and deal with the catastrophes caused by Kaiser-G triggering numerous other volcanos on the Pacific ring of fire. Kaiser-G was able to move on to Tokyo, setting the meteorite Tartarus on a collision course with Earth. Kaiser-G was eventually defeated by the joint efforts of the cadets Hyper Shuttle Robo, V Stealth Robo and Machine Commander Robo. The defeat of Kaiser-G and the Disasters didn't end MRR's work, however, and even on the day of their graduation the team had to deal with several emergencies.After his memories returned Jay decided to join MRR. For his welcome party Marie, her father and the other instructors put on a play as part of the entertainment; however, Miyajima embarrassed himself by accidentally declaring his love for Marie rather than her character. She later authorised
Following the founding of International Hyper Rescue, Marie transferred to the European branch of the organisation. While working in Paris she ran into Lin and the Gura Gorro Rescue Squad. The pair watched a rousing speech from Sayuri, Prime Minister of Japan, on a large TV screen before Lin told Marie of the vows the cadets had made to spread the good work of Machine Robo Rescue after their graduation.
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- Marie's mother is never mentioned. Judging by her dad's behaviour in "The Story of Makoto's First Love" it was probably some passing ingenue who fell for his slick moves.