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Persona 4 Golden: Marie Social Link Guide

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  • How To Unlock Marie's Social Link
  • How To Rank Up Marie’s Social Link

There are many reasons to befriend Marie, the new character added to Persona 4 Golden, but perhaps chief amongst them is that Marie is your ticket to the bonus content. She has some of the longer scenes of all your social links, but time with her is worthwhile.

However, as the character who’s tied to the bonus content, you do have a strict deadline by which you’ll need to max Marie’s social link if you want access to the extra stuff after the main story. We’ve got a guide for you below on how to max your social link with Marie.

This guide contains major spoilers for the story of Persona 4 Golden.

How To Unlock Marie's Social Link

Marie’s availability in Persona 4 Golden is unique from your other social links in that you’ll need to go into the Velvet Room, select “Check on Dwellers” inside, and then choose “Listen to Marie’s Request.”

You can do this as early as 4/18, and Marie will then begin to appear outside the Velvet Room when you have the option to spend time with her. She only appears during the day when you’re not actively in an investigation, so despite her temper, be sure to take some time with her whenever you have the chance.

You have until 12/23 to get Marie's social link to Rank 10 to secure the game's extra content.

If her social rank is not complete by this point, you'll be locked out of this additional content for Persona 4 Golden.

No matter how much you rank her social link up beforehand, you cannot proceed into Marie’s Rank 5 scene until after 7/24 – that scene is locked for story reasons until then. After that, you’ll need to spend an additional afternoon with her before she’ll move up to Rank 6, too, so plan accordingly.

How To Rank Up Marie’s Social Link

Despite her relevance to the story, Marie does not offer any battle perks for your protagonist through advancing her social link. However, with her being your access point for the extra content in Persona 4 Golden, it's still highly advisable to progress her social link.

Like with your other social links, Marie will award you with bonus affinity if you have a Persona in your party that matches her arcana.

She covers the Aeon arcana, so bring a Persona of the Aeon arcana when you spend time with Marie to boost your earned affinity.

Additionally, if you’re trying to romance Marie in Persona 4 Golden, the option to do so will happen during her Rank 9 hangout scene.

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 1

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"Y'know… I feel weird. It's like… nostalgic, for the smell and all."

"Nostalgic?"

"What smell?"

"Because it's the countryside."

"…You can't eat without money?"

"Want me to pay for it?"

"We can come back later."

"You're kidding me, right?"

(Yosuke) "What? What's going on here? Who's this!?"

"She's an acquaintance."

"She's a friend."

"She's my little sister."

"Hey, why's it called 'steak,' anyway? Is it short for something?"

"It's short for 'beefsteak.'"

"It's short for 'Steak-out.'"

"It's short for 'Steaaaaaaaaak.'"

"…Your 'partner' is a funny person."

"That he is."

"He's just my friend."

"Are there any other places we can go?"

"I'll show you around."

"You should go home now…"

"Are you asking me to take you?"

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 2

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(Chie) "Who's this girl? She's so cute?"

"An acquaintance."

"A friend."

"This is Marie."

"Maybe… Can you turn it to 'StarScandalz'?"

"So you DO want one."

Can you even watch it in that room?""

"What kind of show is that…?"

"Hey… Do you think I was ever like that?"

"Of course."

"You don't remember?"

"She also gave the name 'Marie'… It'd be hard to get around without a name."

"That must be rough."

"You're kidding me right?"

"You can't remember anything?"

"But… I don't know why, but this town is familiar to me."

"Did you live here before?"

"Do you remember anything else?"

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 3

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"Hey, what do you do in the city?"

"Play around."

3

2

"People-watch."

3

2

"There's nothing to do."

3

2

(Yukiko) "Chie, they might already have plans of their own. Don't just assume they can come along at a moment's notice."

"I don't mind."

"If you want to."

Chie is holding a green shirt…

"I don't know."

"I think it's good."

"That's green, you know."

Yukiko has a crimson skirt in her hands…

"I don't know."

"I think it's good."

"That's an eye-catching color."

(Chie) "Why don't we all go together, then? The four of us!"

"Of course."

"If you want to."

(Chie) "Well… I don't really know. The meaning of friendship…? Hmmm…"

"There's meaning."

"You'll know once you have one."

"Huh…? Me too?"

"Let's hurry."

3

2

"You're not going?"

3

2

"It'll sell out."

3

2

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 4

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"You don't get tired of it?"

"It's fun."

3

1

"It's pretty much my duty."

3

1

"I skip it sometimes."

(Yosuke) "What are you guys doing? Out on a stroll?"

"I'm showing her the school."

"Come with us."

"…I don't get it. Do Green and Red do that, too?"

"Of course."

"You spend youth with everyone."

"Face youself…"

"Let it go."

"Let's spend our youths."

"Wondering about your "true self"?"

​​

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 5

This scene is unavailable until 7/24.

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(Kanji) "O… Old-timer!?"

"I see what you mean."

"Kanji isn't that old."

"I heard about her from Margaret. 'Someone even I can't handle.'"

"It's not quite like that."

"That's about right."

(Yosuke) "What did you just say…?"

"Sub-buttle."

"Subtle."

"…I wanna be like that."

"I'll help."

"How?"

"Good luck."

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 6

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"So about my memories… What do you think I should do?"

"Are there any clues?"

"I don't know."

"First, meditate."

"…Will this help?"

"It's made of bamboo."

3

3

"Is it sold somewhere?"

3

3

What store here might deal in old combs like that…?

Tatsumi Textiles

Marukyu Tofu

Junes

(Rise) "Huh? Wait… Don't tell me the two of you are on a date…"

"It's not like that."

"We have business here."

"Of course it's a date."

(Kanji) "So, what do you want from me? You need me to figure out where this thing came from?"

"Can you?"

"Anything will help."

Marie grimaces…

"Do you remember something?"

"Does your stomach hurt?"

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 7

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"The lady at the store said this comb was something special."

"She said it was old."

"She never saw anything like it."

"…That doesn't make sense. What are they going to use them for?"

"They're works of art."

3

3

"They're antiques."

3

3

Who around here would know about art and antiques…?

Old Man Daidara

Old Lady Shiroku

Aiya Owner

(Teddie) "Ooooh! Looks like I've stumbled across a big scoop… Well? Welllll?"

"It's not like that."

"And you two?"

(Yukiko) "What are you two doing here? Oh… Shopping, I guess?"

"At this store?"

"We're doing some research."

(Yukiko) "This is a very unique comb. What about it?"

"We want to learn about it."

"Do you know anything about it?"

Marie looks like she's in pain…

"Are you all right?"

"Don't strain yourself."

"Do you remember something?"

"Something pops up… then just disappears! Just when I had it…!"

"Calm down."

"Let's try again."

"Take it easy."

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 8

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"*sigh*"

"Does your head hurt again?"

"What about the comb?"

"There's no point in trying to look for any answers, and in the end, I couldn't figure anything out anyway."

"Don't give up."

"Are you giving up?"

"Coward."

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 9

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"I had fun then. Take me there again sometime, okay?"

"You remember."

"I thought you forgot."

"That's a memory."

"Hey, can we make more? More memories…"

"I'll help."

3

2

"It's up to you."

3

2

"Don't forget 'em."

3

2

"…Why?"

"Because I love you."

Romance path, solidified after the next dialogue prompt

"Because you're my friend."

Platonic path, and no further dialogue options

"…I won't believe just words."

Hug her

Romance path

Don't hug her

Platonic path

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 10 (Friendship)

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"I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own. I only realized that because of you."

"I'm not hearing a 'thank you.'"

"It was fun."

3

3

Marie's Persona 4 Golden Social Link, Rank 10

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Marie is looking around your room…

"What's wrong?"

3

3

"Bored?"

3

3

"Don't snoop around."

3

3

"Memories so fun, I won't care about the past anymore."

"Leave it to me."

3

3

"Lots of memories won't do it."

3

3

And so long as you follow the above-listed steps, you'll be on a sure path toward the bonus content of Persona 4 Golden by way of maxing out Marie's social link!

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