Marionette first appeared Vampire Savior 2: Lord of Vampire and Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers' Revenge, and is a play mode that is available to players by inputting a code on the character select screen. In Marionette mode, the player will take on the form of their current opponent.

Changes to gameplay

Playing as Marionette forces the player to play as their current opponent. After winning battles, your character's winning portrait and quotes do not appear. Instead, a silhouette of your next opponent's win portrait appears. Playing through the game as Marionette will give players an alternate version of the credits that feature every character's versus portraits in sepia tone. If the player ranks on the high score table, a question mark, "?," will appear instead of a character image and name.

Selecting Marionette

In the original Playstation version of Darkstalkers, to select Marionette, the player has to highlight the the random character select icon, a question mark at the bottom of the screen and hit select seven times on it and then any punch or kick button. Marionette is not selectable in Darkstalkers Resurrection.


In the Darkstalkers Series

In other games

Marionette, unlike Shadow, appeared in SNK vs Capcom: Card Fighters DS as a player card. She also made an apperance on the alternate cover for issue 2 of the Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors comic by Udon.

She also appears on the cover of Udon's Street Fighter VS. Darkstalkers issue 00, though she is covered by the comic's logo and header.



Marionette Breathing

Marionette color palettes

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Marionette Color Palettes
SvC: Card Fighters DS


  • Marionette's winning theme appears as "LIMIT Winning Theme" on the Vampire Another Selection ~The Unreleased Takes~, the official soundtrack to Vampire Hunter 2 and Vampire Savior 2.
  • Unlike Shadow, Marionette does appear in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS


Darkstalkers cast
Main cast
AnitaAnakarisBaby Bonnie HoodBishamonDeeDemitri MaximoffDonovan BaineFeliciaHsien-KoHuitzil
Jedah Dohma Jon TalbainLilithLord RaptorMorrigan AenslandPyronQ-BeeRikuoSasquatch
Victor von Gerdenheim
Secondary cast
Belial AenslandDark TalbainLe MaltaMarionetteMei-LingOboro BishamonOzomShadow
Other cast
BarabaComputerDeeresDracula DragonElijah Grimoire & MerlinHairballHarry GrimoireHeinrich BauerHendrick FarrIrving I. IrvingJackJohn StatelyKlaus SchmendrickLexLily LemayMajorette/ThomasMorgan le FayMrs. GrimoireTerramon