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This article deals with MARIA, the Fraxinus AI in the light novels. For the game-exclusive character, please refer to the Maria Arusu article.


Katakana マリア
Romaji Maria
Gender Female
Height 158 cm[1]
Species AI
Hair Color White
Eye Color Blue
Nicknames Roboko (by Nia Honjo)
Personal Status
Affiliations Ratatoskr
Novel Debut Volume 14

MARIA (マリア, Maria?) is the Fraxinus AI. After the ship's upgrade to Fraxinus EX, she gains the ability to talk to the crew members


As the Fraxinus AI, MARIA is responsible for compiling the data options given for Shido's date with each Spirit. After her upgrade, she gains the ability to talk to the crew members and offer her opinion in combat matters. During the final battle with DEM, she was able to gain a physical form through Nia's powers.


After being given physical form through Rasiel, Maria's appearance looks virtually identical to Maria Arusu. She is 158cm and her three sizes are B84/W58/H85.[2]


As the Fraxinus AI, MARIA has an insight perspective and delivers her advice at any given scenario when needed. At the same time, she can be remarkably childish and hold grudges on people like Nia Honjo for insulting her. In these cases, she shows a more snarky and vindictive side to herself. Shido notes that this side of her personality makes her more remarkably human than an AI would normally be considered. MARIA is also very hard working, willing to put up with a part time job with Nia to ensure that she can gain the funds to buy the things that she wants.



MARIA has always remained within the system of the ship, being the one that compiles the choices during Shido's dates. However, while always lurking in the backdrop, she was unable to communicate with the crew beyond that. Thanks to the upgrade to the Fraxinus EX, MARIA now gained the ability to freely speak to the crew through the communication system.

Powers & Abilities

As Fraxinus AI, MARIA has complete control over the ship, being able to control every function on the ship as if it were her own limbs. During times of emergency, she can relinquish control to Kyouhei Kannazuki, allowing the former AST Captain control of the ship through using the ship's main Realizer. However, MARIA finds the mere thought of this detestable and would only ever consider it during emergency situations where she is too preoccupied with another matter.

After being given a body through Rasiel's power, she gains the ability to duplicate herself and revive continuously like the Nibelcole as long as Nia still has Reiryoku left. After Nia lost her powers, she was able to retain physical form through just the Realizer alone. Her Realizer body is remarkably human-like, being able consume food and sweat just like a normal human. Each MARIA body is equipped with its own internal Realizer, which means MARIA often likes to summon multiple copies of herself to double check the accuracy of the main Fraxinus ship's calculations.

Weapons & Equipment

Yggd Ramus (世界樹の枝ユグド・ラームス?. lit. "Branch of the World Tree"): An experimental weapon in the shape of a Wizard's laser blade. With a metal handle, the blade itself is around 30 cm and in the twisted shape of a tree branch. MARIA designed it through studying Mukuro's <Michael>. Theoretically, it can be used to separate an Angel from a Spirit, but the gravitational pull between a Spirit and her Angel is just like a satellite revolving around a planet. As such, the measure would only last for an instant at best. However, thanks to the former Spirit girls' affinity for Beast's swords, stabbing Beast with the Yggd Ramus allowed the girls to plunder the swords and used them to temporarily regain their Spirit powers.





  1. Date A Live Material 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Date A Live Material 2
  3. Light Novel Volume 19, Chapter 5


Shido ItsukaKyouhei KannazukiElliot Baldwin WoodmanKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoMunechika NakatsugawaTatsuo ItsukaHiroto TonomachiFraser DouglasGillian AlmstedRoland ClaytonJames A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Mana TakamiyaHinako ShiizakiKozue MinowaKaren Nora MathersHaruko ItsukaEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftJessica BaileyRyouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. FujimuraCecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley SinclairMinerva RiddellTamae OkamineAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama
Sephira Spirits
Tohka YatogamiYoshino HimekawaKurumi TokisakiKotori ItsukaYamai KazamachiMiku IzayoiNatsumi KyounoOrigami TobiichiNia HonjoMukuro Hoshimiya
Exclusive Spirits
Rinne SonogamiMaria ArusuMarina ArusuRio SonogamiMayuriRen
Other Spirits
Reine MurasameMio TakamiyaTohka Yatogami (Parallel World)
Doll MasterRinemu KirariMizuha BanouinMaya YukishiroAriadne FoxrotHaraka KagarikeOka MiyafujiYuri SagakureKareha BanouinCarte À JouerRetsumi Jugasaki
Other Quasi-Spirits
Hibiki HigoromoTsuanAiai NogiAyame TakeshitaYui SagakureIsami HijikataSheri MusikaFurue TonamiYue HiryuMayuka Momozono
Asgard Electronics
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersTatsuo ItsukaHaruko Itsuka
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersFraser DouglasRoland ClaytonGillian Almsted
Fraxinus Bridge Members
Kotori ItsukaReine MurasameKyouhei KannazukiKyouji KawagoeMasaomi MikimotoHinako ShiizakiMunechika NakatsugawaKozue MinowaMana TakamiyaMARIA
Deus Ex Machina Industries
Sir Isaac Ray Pelham WestcottEllen Mira MathersArtemisia Bell AshcroftNibelcole
James A. PaddingtonRoger Murdoch
Elliot Baldwin WoodmanKaren Nora MathersMana TakamiyaOrigami Tobiichi
Jessica BaileyMinerva Riddell • Edgar F. Carroll
Anti Spirit Team
Ryouko KusakabeMikie OkamineMildred F. Fujimura • Tomonara • Kagaya
Kyouhei KannazukiOrigami Tobiichi
Special Sorcery Service
Cecile O'BrienLeonora SearsAshley Sinclair
Artemisia Bell AshcroftMinerva Riddell
Raizen High School
Tamae OkamineReine Murasame • Chousoka Beshiyouichi
Shido ItsukaTohka YatogamiTobiichi OrigamiKurumi TokisakiYamai KaguyaYamai YuzuruHiroto TonomachiAi YamabukiMai HazakuraMii Fujibakama