She has short blond hair that curls on the ends, fair skin and blue eyes. She has been considered to be beautiful and wears two large red earrings, a black mini dress with slits on both sides revealing her black hot pants, and high thigh black boots. Maria dresses provocatively for a virgin.
Maria doesn't know much about her past, not even her parents or family. She only knows that her name was Maria, like the Blessed Mother, and that she was born a witch. In this world, witches are deemed heretics who are feared among the people, and because of this, she is treated as an outcast and rejected by most people.
When the Black Plague had struck the towns of France, people started to die by the hundreds. In one village, Maria heard that a child drank from a poisoned well, and she offered their people medicine that would end the sickness, but because she is a heretical witch, they refused her and threw stones.
She found another village after, which was the first one to ever accept Maria. The people living there were saved from the plague by her medicine. It is in the forest near that village where she has made her home, and her friend Martha would visit her every day. Also, like her holy namesake, Maria would continue to be a virgin all the way to the present time.
Maria is an idealistic person who hates war and bloodshed, deciding to dedicate herself to stopping wars and bring peace using her great power. She interferes in any battles or violence that occurs, by using her magic to scatter the soldiers away, and sends her succubus Artemis to take their strength to fight. Maria also makes special medicine for sick or injured people.
Her works cause the small folks around to adore her, like Joseph and Anne, but it also creates a number of enemies for her. The soldiers and mercenaries who fight aren't happy with her meddling because they can't do their job and earn their pay if they can't fight, and the same is true for a group of other witches who work to drag on the wars so they can gain more profit from the sides who pay them.
She eventually attracts the attention of the heavens and the Archangel Michael comes down on her for interfering in the natural struggles of man, planning to rid Maria of her powers or kill her if she resists, but instead makes a decree that she will lose her magic if her virginity is surrendered after Joseph and Anne defend her. Ezekiel, an angel dispatched by Michael, is left to keep an eye on Maria for him, making sure she doesn't interfere with the natural order of the world. Maria is constantly irritated with Ezekiel's presence, but manages to keep interfering because she can only be punished if Ezekiel actually sees her perform the magic.
The Roman Catholic Church also notices her witchcraft as well and seeks to deal with her, deeming her a troubling heretic. The monk, Bernard, calls upon Maria to have her join the Church as a servant of God, which she refuses, much to Ezekiel's disappointment. Maria is then visited by a formless being who is long forgotten that lives in her forest called Cernunnos who will now watch her actions. After, a fellow witch by the name of Viv drops by her house who voices her complaints on behalf of the other witches, imparts a different view onto her situation, and offers her to join her witch guild which she denies.
The negative results that come from her actions leave Maria second-guessing herself, if some battles should be allowed to run their course, dealing with the scorn of the armies and the Church, as well as the feelings she develops around losing her virginity and her magic powers with it.
Joseph was tasked by his lord to convince Maria to stay out of an important battle that may bring an end to the war, when she finds out that he and Anne's father are involved, she decides to intervene nonetheless. Meanwhile, Ezekiel was ordered by Michael to kill her, should she use her magic in front of the masses again, but she barely avoids to fatally wound her instead. Maria is brought to the witch Edwina's home by her familiars and Viv to be nursed back to health. She meets the rest of Viv's guild while recovering in bed.
Maria returns home, despite not being fully healed, to discover that she is being blamed for the French defeat in the last battle, and the worsening of Martha's condition, which troubles Maria even more. Brother Bernard of the Catholic Church conspires to bring her down with help from the mercenary Galfa, who lost an arm in the last battle, after they have discovered the secret to the loss of her powers.
While Artemis does her usual duties, and Priapus and Ezekiel fetch Joseph to lift her spirits, Maria is ambushed by Galfa and the Church while her powers are still recovering. They use a special medicine concoction in her own house to weaken her, and despite attempts to defend herself, it appears that he robs Maria of her virtue and she appears to have lost her magic. She is then captured and imprisoned by the Church. Her friends determine that she hasn't lost her magic by the fact that her familiars can still retain their human forms. While Maria is imprisoned, she is examined by doctors and it is confirmed that she is still a virgin, her time while still imprisoned has allowed her to think about what she truly wanted from life.
They ask Viv for help, but Michael interferes and ends up fighting her, resulting in her being injured by Ezekiel. While she recuperates at Edwina's, she convinces her to come out of hiding and save Maria when she is about to be burned at the stake. Both of them and their familiars escape in a magic bubble.
Meanwhile, Joseph and Galfa both go off to war and confront each other in a church. While they fight, Maria has Edwina take her to the town England is occupying to save Joseph, despite being powerless. As the fight ends with Galfa's loss, Maria and Joseph argue over each other's personal flaws and in the end, realize their true feelings for each other. Joseph proposes marriage, and Maria, overcome with joy, regains her magic. With her powers restored, she brazenly displays use of her magic to restore her destroyed house in an instant, cover the town with trees and plants to lift the soldiers, and levitate all of their weapons into the air. Maria, Joseph, and her familiars then instantly appear in a flash of energy and with flower petals raining from the sky. She heals her bruises and turns her clothing into her witch outfit, and summons her cauldron to conjure every creature she has to make the soldiers leave the battlefield. Afterwards, Maria and Joseph are forcefully summoned by Michael.
As Michael prepares to execute Maria, she is saved by Viv, Edwina, and the other witches. Spurred by their desire to protect Maria, Michael uses his heavenly powers to ask persons from afar who are involved with Maria their opinions of her, passing judgment and deciding to spare her, she having now become part of the world's natural balance. He then judges Ezekiel, and angel who sided with Maria. It is decided that Ezekiel will be reincarnated as a human with Maria as her mother, with only Maria objecting to this before accepting, thus she now stopped being a witch. Joseph leaves his lord's service, and takes Maria, as his wife, who says her goodbyes to Cernunnos as they go to live together in Ann's village.
Maria is compassionate, willful, and idealistic who hates any sort of fighting and bloodshed. She just does what she wants and is stubbornly determined to use her power to stop wars for the simple reason that she doesn't like them, almost to the point of selfishness, and rarely thinks before she acts. She is also willing to help anyone in need, even those who may have hurt her.
While she was powerless and imprisoned, she is given time to think of what she truly desires, and why does she hate fighting so much. Upon her release and proposing to Joseph, Maria discovered that there was little point in trying to grant happiness to others until she found it for herself.
As a virgin, she gets afraid and curious about the idea of having sexual intercouse with men, having never experienced such a prospect before, preferring to be on her own.
Maria is a witch that has exceptional magical abilities, with only the powers of heavenly beings outclassing her. For her constant meddling in wars, Michael has decreed that she will lose her powers when her virginity is lost. As a result of Ezekiel being reincarnated into her womb, Maria loses her powers permanently.
She uses a wooden staff to cast her strongest magic. The staff can be summoned to Maria from anywhere at her command. It allows her to travel to places through flight magic by riding it like a witch's broomstick. She can also grant others temporary flight ability with that same magic. Maria also keeps a cauldron that she uses to summon her monsters or brew special mixtures.Maria's magic lets her project force blasts against opponents, shield others, move countless objects at will, and summon and command ancient beasts, like the Dragon, Cyclops, Serpent, Taranis, Tarasque, Vouivre, Melusine, La Velue, or Graoully, even summon every beast at once. She also makes special medicines which hold incredible healing properties like Edwina, that she freely provides to all who ask for them, and saved villages from deadly plagues with her medicine.
Her sorcery also lets her conjure orbs of pure light, project energy beams, form magical bubbles and platforms, manipulate the elements of fire, wind, and lightning, summon thunderstorms, grow entire forests instantly, disrupt physical senses like sight, manipulate matter (heal injuries, materialize clothing, enlarge objects, restore whole structures, conjure objects, etc.), and teleport herself and others. In the English anime, she implied that she could charm minds to her will and turn humans into toads, but never demonstrated them.
FamiliarsEditMaria can also make familiars from animals with sorcery, which are loyal servants that can speak human language, have their own personalities, and are given human forms whose looks are decided by their witch.
She keeps two owl familiars named Artemis and Priapus. They are her succubus and incubus. Both are granted the ability to use sexual intercourse to charm men and women to sap their strength, compel their wills, even kill their victims, but Priapus is incomplete because of Maria's innocence concerning male bodies. Her familiars depend on Maria's powers to maintain their human forms, meaning they revert back to regular owls if she loses her magic.
Maria's succubus familiar conjured from a female owl. She was made to bewitch men through sexual intercourse and has been her loyal servant and ally for a long time. Even though she is her master, Artemis treats Maria more like a friend, and teases Maria for her young age and virginal status.
Priapus is Maria's second owl familiar, who made him at Artemis' suggestion. He was made to be an incubus, but has an incomplete male body because of Maria's innocence. Even though he complains about this, Priapus is fiercely loyal to Maria as expected of her familiar. He mostly cooks meals, runs errands, and does surveillance missions for his master.
He is a local villager who is also a virgin, and comes to know and fall in love with Maria. She also develops feelings for him, creating internal conflict within her whether or not she should remain a virgin. He gets shy and awkward around Maria, having low self-esteem. They finally realize their true feelings for each other, and Joseph and Maria eventually become married to each other in the final episode.
Ezekiel is an angel of heaven who has been sent by the Archangel Michael to observe Maria and make sure she doesn't use her magic to interfere on the battlefields. Maria constantly finds ways around this by casting her spells when she is out of her sight and having her familiars subdue her, which frustrates Ezekiel. She eventually begins to sympathize with Maria as she lives with her. In the last battle against Michael, she is to be reincarnated as a human with Maria as her mother-to-be.
She is a fellow witch who takes an interest in Maria, and encourages her to lose her virginity. Viv wants to support her whenever possible, even risk her own well-being to save her from trouble.
An elderly woman who is Anne's grandmother and Maria's good friend from when she was a child.
A young child who takes a liking to Maria.
- Her age is mysterious, as in when she was a child Martha was a young woman and in the current time she appears as an old, frail woman well into her 70's. Maria only appears to be mid 20's at most,