Callie (アオリ, Aori) and Marie (ホタル, Hotaru) are supporting characters in the Splatoon franchise. Together, they make up the Squid Sisters (シオカラーズ, Sea o' Colors) pop duo. They are Inklings, but unlike most Inklings, they have two main hair colors. Despite being called the "Squid Sisters", they are actually cousins.
In the original Splatoon, Callie and Marie are a pair of pop idols who host Inkopolis News, where they announce what stages are available for online multiplayer as well as giving information on updates and Splatfests. During Splatfests, Callie and Marie can be seen in Inkopolis Plaza performing their song City of Color atop trucks, much like their Assist Trophy function, although each Squid Sister has their own truck rather than performing on the same stage, due to each of them representing one of the two Splatfest teams. These concerts can also be viewed through the use of their amiibo. Additionally, Callie and Marie appear in the fourth and fifth worlds of the game's story mode in Octo Valley, disguised as Agent 1 and Agent 2 respectively of the New Squidbeak Splatoon, where they replace their grandfather Cap'n Cuttlefish as the player's allies after he is kidnapped by DJ Octavio; in the final phase of the final boss battle against Octavio, Agents 1 and 2 reveal their identities and override Octavio's speakers with their own song, Calamari Inkantation, distracting Octavio and giving Cuttlefish enough strength to break free from his ropes and begin dancing. After Octavio's defeat, the Squid Sisters host a special broadcast of Inkopolis News and decide to perform another of their songs, Maritime Memory, which is heard as the credits roll.
In Splatoon 2, Callie and Marie's role from the first game is taken by Pearl and Marina of Off the Hook. Marie has a major role in the story mode in Octo Canyon, where she assists the player throughout the game, while Callie, kidnapped and brainwashed by DJ Octavio, serves as part of the final boss. However, partway through the final boss fight, Marie is able to free Callie from DJ Octavio's mind control. For the final phase of the fight, they perform together on a stage similar to the one seen in Super Smash Bros., albeit situated atop a flying truck. As of the 3.0 update of Splatoon 2, players are able to speak with Callie and Marie in Octo Canyon after completing the final battle, learning statistics about their performance in online multiplayer as well as various tidbits about the characters themselves.
As an Assist Trophy
The Squid Sisters appear collectively as an Assist Trophy character in Ultimate. When they are summoned, they appear in the middle of the stage (teleporting if not there already), and perform a live concert. As they are performing, the camera zooms in on them, and the blast lines get smaller and smaller, making it easier for players to be KO'd, similar to the game's Sudden Death. Once the song finishes, the duo disappears, and the camera returns back to normal. They both say "Stay fresh!" in the Inkling language when summoned, which are reused voice clips from Splatoon.
During the performance, the Squid Sisters will perform one of two songs: Calamari Inkantation or Ink Me Up. Each is accompanied by a unique dance.
The Squid Sisters won't appear on stages that render characters in 2D (such as Flat Zone X and Pac-Land), stages with a constant layout change (such as Port Town Aero Dive), stages whose central area is not flat and horizontal (Mario Galaxy and Windy Hill Zone being exceptions; for Moray Towers, they appear at the lowest level) and stages with stage hazards that can engulf the majority of platforms (such as Norfair). They will not appear if a fighter is in Final Smash standby, and if a Final Smash is activated during the concert (such as by the Final Smash Meter filling), the duo will instantly disappear.
Squid Sisters can not be summoned on the following stages: Peach's Castle, Kongo Jungle, Dream Land, Rainbow Cruise, Jungle Japes, Brinstar, Yoshi's Story, Fountain of Dreams, Pokémon Stadium, Onett, Brinstar Depths, Big Blue, Delfino Plaza, Mushroomy Kingdom, WarioWare, Inc., Norfair, Halberd, Pokémon Stadium 2, Port Town Aero Dive, Castle Siege, Distant Planet, Summit, Shadow Moses Island, Luigi's Mansion, Pirate Ship, Mario Bros., Hanenbow, Green Hill Zone, 3D Land, Golden Plains, Paper Mario, Spirit Train, Dream Land GB, Unova Pokémon League, Mute City SNES, Magicant, Arena Ferox, Reset Bomb Forest , Tortimer Island, Living Room, Tomodachi Life, PictoChat 2, Mushroom Kingdom U, Mario Circuit, Skyloft, The Great Cave Offensive , Kalos Pokémon League, Flat Zone X, Gamer, Gaur Plain, Duck Hunt, Wrecking Crew, Wuhu Island, PAC-LAND, Super Mario Maker, Midgar, New Donk City Hall, Great Plateau Tower, King of Fighters Stadium, Minecraft World, and Cloud Sea of Alrest.
Both Squid Sisters appear as DLC Mii Costumes, with Callie being a Mii Brawler and Marie being a Mii Gunner equipped with the Hero Shot's Splatoon 2 design. Both were added in the Challenger Pack 6 from the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, along with Ninjara, Heihachi and Vault Boy Mii Costumes.
As a spirit
The Squid Sisters also appear as a Legend-class support spirit.
The Squid Sisters use an army of Inkling puppet fighters and is fought on the Moray Towers stage. During the battle, the Squid Sisters appear as a hostile Assist Trophy and the player's fighter is easy to launch, referencing the Squid Sisters' Assist Trophy effect in Ultimate where the camera zooms in on them and shrinks the blast lines, making it easy for players to KO their opponents.
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