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Encyclopedia > Marissa Faireborn

Marissa Faireborn (occasionally misspelled "Fairborne") is a fictional character from the Transformers series. A human female, she holds the rank of captain in the Earth Defense Command, a military organization helping the Autobots fight against the evil Decepticons. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... This page is a partner page to Transformers Universes, listing the various television series that the Transformer toyline has spawned since its creation in 1984. ... The Autobots (also known as Cybertrons in Japan) are the heroes in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ... The Decepticons (also known as Destrons in Japan) are the enemies of the Autobots, and the villains in the Transformers toyline and related spin-off comics and cartoons. ...

Animated Series

Marissa debuted in the 5-part mini-series "Five Faces of Darkness", travelling to Jupiter's moon, Io, in order to rescue the stranded Autobots Blurr and Wheelie. The lipoles that were native to the moon destroyed her spacecraft, however, leaving her stranded with them until Sky Lynx arrived to rescue them, fending off an attack by Predaking. Adjective Jovian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Io or io may stand for: In Greek mythology, Io (IPA or ) was the daughter of Inachus, a river god. ... Blurr is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers Universes. ... A wheelie is a relatively simple bike trick that consists of the rider pulling the front wheel off the ground and balancing himself on the rear wheel, all while in motion. ... Sky Lynx was an Autobot in the original Transformers toyline and appeared in season 3 of the animated series. ...

Marissa was later captured for study by a Quintesson scientist, along with Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus and Wreck-Gar, but when the entire group was trapped in a negative universe beyond a black hole, they all worked together to liberate themselves. The Quintessons crept into Marissa's life again when she was briefly reverted into a baby by unstable chronal energy leaking from a malfunctioning Quintesson time portal. Textual & Visual Quintesson Guide Quintesson Judge Inquirata (Quintesson scientist) prosecutor Quintesson Quintesson Guard Quintessons are fictional aliens from the Transformers universe. ... Ultra Magnus Ultra Magnus is a fictional character of the Transformers Universes. ... Cyclonus is the name of two fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Wreck-Gar is the leader of the Junkions, a group of Transformers usually allied with the Autobots and introduced in Transformers: The Movie. ...

Marissa had a very brief tumultuous fling with smuggler Dirk Manus, as the smuggler both used her to further his own deals with the Quintessons, and aided her against them. It is apparent that both Marissa and Manus cared about each other to some degree, but although Manus avoided arrest, Marissa did manage to switch his ill-gotten gains with counterfeit "mimic dust," which made even Manus laugh; the straight-and-narrow law enforcement officer had conned a conner.

Marissa's final appearance saw her aiding the Autobots' diplomatic relations in Japan.

Marissa Faireborn was voiced by Susan Blu.

Dreamwave Comics

As Marissa was a character conceived uniquely for the animated series, she did not make any appearances in the original 1980's Marvel Comics Transformers series. However, she finally made her first appearance on the printed page in the 21st century reimagining of the G1 universe by Dreamwave Productions. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...

Holding the rank of Commander, rather than Captain, Marissa is again portrayed as a member of the EDC, which in Dreamwave continuity clandestinely handles terrestrial/extra-terrestrial encounters. Following the Transformers' return to activity on Earth after a period of absence in the early 21st century, the EDC stepped in to control the situation, capturing Warpath and Bumper, along with the bodies of several deactivated Autobots who had previously been attacked by Bruticus. Taking them to their subterranean desert base, the EDC reactivated Jazz, Sunstreaker and Sideswipe, who joined with Warpath, Bumper and Marissa in investigating the mysterious events going on in the town of San Desto, which turned out to be the hive of the Insecticons. The Insecticons' plans were stopped, but Marissa's superior officer did not share her fondness for the Transformers. The Combaticons toy packaging art The Combaticons (known as the Combatrons in Japan) are a group of Decepticon military vehicles in the assorted fictional universes of the Transformers. ... The Insecticons are a supgroup 3 of insect-based Decepticons from the Transformers universe. ...

Dreamwave's bankruptcy and subsequent closure left remaining stories of Marissa Faireborn untold.


When abducted by the Quintesson in the episode, "The Killing Jar", Marissa is duped by a hologram of her father - Dashiell "Flint" Faireborn from Transformers sister series, G.I. Joe. Flint is never actually identified by name in the episode, but aside from the obvious connection of sharing a last name, he is voiced by his original actor, Bill Ratner, and is visually designed to look like an aged version of the character. Official documents from the show's production absolutely confirm Flint's identity. Consequently, it is theorised that Marissa's mother could be Flint's paramour, Lady Jaye. Classic G.I. Joe Adventure Team Image, circa 1973 Alternately see G.I. Joe the homing pigeon awarded the Dickin_Medal in 1946. ... A fictional character from the G.I. Joe series, Dashiell R. Faireborn is better known as Flint, the rugged warrant officer easily identified by his trademark beret. ... Lady Jaye is the code name of Allison R. Hart-Burnett, a fictional character in the G.I. Joe animated and comic book series of the 1980s. ...

In the Dreamwave comics, the connection between Flint and Marissa is not so cleanly drawn - the G1 comics instead make reference to her grandfather, Nathaniel Faireborn, who established the EDC. Then, in the second Transformers vs. G.I. Joe miniseries - which, it is important to note, is not set in the same continuity as the G1 series - a relative of Flint's is cited, named Nathaniel, although it is never stated that he is his father.

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Five Faces of Darkness (Part 5) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1028 words)
Meanwhile, Sky Lynx is dispatched to help rescue Blurr, Wheelie and Marissa Faireborn, and importantly, to recover the transforming cog Metroplex needs to defend himself.
Sky Lynx arrives to rescue Blurr, Wheelie and Marissa Faireborn from Io.
Trypticon, knowing what Sky Lynx's arrival means, shoots him out of the sky, forcing Blurr, Wheelie and Marissa Faireborn to abandon ship and run the cog in themselves, passing it back and forth to prevent its capture by the Decepticons.
The Transformers Archive (5536 words)
Jazz calling Marissa "GIJane" may be a sidelong reference to the character being the daughter of GIJoe member Dashielle Flint in the cartoon.
Synopsis: Jazz and Marissa are seperated from the rest of their unit, and opt to head after Sideswipe and Sunstreaker.
Marissa's a dire character, and I for one wouldn't be moved to tears if the EDC didn't appear again.
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