|Marika Fukuroi/Mariko Fukuroi|
|Romanized Name||Fukuroi Marika|
|Nickname(s)||Fukuroi-senpai (only by Cranberry)
The Flower Vendor Marika Fukuroi (former nickname in Mao School)
Marika Fukuroi (袋井魔梨華), also known by her real name Mariko Fukuroi (袋井真理子), is one of the main characters of Magical Girl Raising Project: JOKERS.
She is a battle-enthusiast and a former Mao School student who was expelled for being too violent. In her human form, she is calm and intellectual.
As a human, Mariko has long, brown hair and wears glasses. She is fairly tall. She wears a white lab coat whenever in her laboratory.
As a Magical Girl, Marika has spiky short red hair with purple, orange, pink and green highlights. She has pale skin and purple eyes with a starburst shape in her eyes as pupils.
On her head, she has a large flower which changes depending on what plant seeds she eats. She also wears flower-shaped earrings of various colors.
Marika's outfit has many black zig-zag designs on her legs and arms. She also has a red flower-shaped mark on her hand.
The bottom of her purple and black dress blooms out, similar to a flower and she wears red flats.
Marika Fukuroi has always had an affinity for plants, as she is an aspiring botanist working as a biology teacher at Snow White's high school. She takes care of many plants in her own private place, though her parents disapprove.
As a magical girl, Marika becomes more hot-blooded and loves to fight, willing to challenge anyone to a fight. As a former student in Mao School, Marika is a skilled fighter and uses her magic to her fullest potential, always knowing which flower is the most suitable for the situation.
Marika cares for her allies' well-being and is a friendly person in general, as she healed her fellow magical girls by letting them lick her magical fruit and also giving Snow White a cake as a gift upon meeting her on the school rooftop. Her closest friend was Styler Mimi, and visits her grave often to pay her respects.
Deep down, however, Marika wishes that she would be less impulsive and violent as a Magical Girl and become more calm, rational, and intellectual. She thinks about this often while tending her plants.
To bloom all kinds of magical flowers on her head
After swallowing plant seeds, she can bloom magical flowers on her head. Different magical flowers have different effects. Some flowers can produce heat rays or foul odors, and some flowers even have strange effects as well. Since the effect of the flowers differs, she does not know the effect unless she actually tries it out and knows the actual plant, which is why she grows many plants in her laboratory to see how long it will grow, how much water and sunlight does it need, etc.
The blooming time of flowers can be adjusted based on environmental factors such as water, sunlight, and soil. Her own physical ability is also affected by the environment. It is also possible to quickly bloom the flower consciously, but doing so will wither it faster.
As byproduct of her magic, her physical ability is also depended on soil, water, and sunlight. For example, the speed of her wound healing is increased if more environmental factor is given.
|---||A hard metallic flower that can be used like blades||Cosmos|
|Blazing Gerbera||Can shoot multiple rays that are powerful enough to destroy a magical item||Bellis perennis (Daisy)|
|Clematis - Buttercup of Iron||An extremely hard purple flower. She can chop multiple things at once by rotating it like a circular saw.||Clematis|
|Rafflesia - The Rotten Beast||Being close to her with this flower will cause anyone to faint. Further apart, they will vomit at best.||Rafflesia|
|Strange Fruit - The Forbidden Fruit||An Ivy with big flowers, a thickness of 20 centimeters, and length of 10 meters. She can use it as blunt weapon or to tie up opponent.||---|
|Bug Eater - The Bug-Eating Leper||Can dissolve any area it comes into contact with.||Pinguicula vulgaris (Butterwort)|
|Solar Cannon - Sunflower Cannon||A beam of concentrated light.||Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)|
|Solar Haven - Sunflower Hell||Enhanced version of sunflower cannon that covers a wide area. It's performed by storing enough solar energy within the Sunflower||Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)|
|Genocide Orca - The Massacre of the Barrel Cactus||A yellow flower. Red purple thorns will pop out from the whole body; they are sharp enough to pierce an opponent's body.||Ferocactus cylindraceus (California barrel cactus/Desert barrel cactus/Miner's compass)|
|Dendrobium:||A variety of special moves can be performed in this form. Including:||Dendrobium|
|Rosen Kreuz - Rose's Fury||The petals turn to cross-shaped axes.||Dendrobium|
|Rosen Gerhard Lange - Rose Whip||Thick thorn grown from a rose vine. It can move freely.||Dendrobium|
|Rosen Zoifutsua - Rose's Sigh||Swollen to a spherical shape and emit white powder. The roses deflate after.||Dendrobium|
Green Fruit: A fruit bloomed by Marika Fukuroi. It's used for painkilling; when you lick it, you feel your heart becomes lighter and you recover a little magic power. However, overuse is prohibited.
Styler Mimi is one of Marika's closest friends. She often acted as a voice of reason for Marika. After her death, Marika visited her grave often to pay her respects for her closest friend.
Cranberry and Marika both went to Maou Pam's School and would spar together until neither could continue fighting. They both called it "the best fight of their lives".
Mao Pam is Marika's mentor.
After the events in JOKERS, Snow White and Marika start to get close.
Marika and Amy are in same Fight Club and share a love for battle.
Marika and Monako are in the same Fight Club and share a love for battle.
- According to the author, in the Top 5 Most Beautiful People Before Transformation, Mariko Fukuroi ranked #4.
- In the First Character Popularity Vote, Marika Fukuroi ranked #9.
- In Fanbook 1, Marika Fukuroi has the following stat:
Physical Ability: 5/5
Communication Skill: 1/5
Magic Rarity: 4/5
Magic Experience: 5/5
Mental Strength: 5/5
- Marika replaced the "ko" from her real name because the kanji could be read as "child". Her Magical Girl name is written with kanji that can be read as "demon" (魔 ma), "pear" (梨 ri), and "flower" (華 ka)
- Marika, along with Pukin, are Maruino's favorite Magical Girls, as stated in the fanbook.
|Pure Elements||Princess Deluge - Princess Inferno - Princess Tempest - Princess Quake - Prism Cherry|
|Foreign Affair Division||Lady Proud - Umbrain|
|Freelancers||Filuru - Uttakatta - Kafuria|
|Information Bureau||Grim Heart - Shufflin|
|Others||Snow White - Fal - Marika Fukuroi - Styler Mimi - Stuntchica|
|Non-participants||7753 - Pfle - Shadow Gale - Pythie Frederica|
|Mao School Characters|
|Members||Cranberry, The Forest Musician - Lake of Fire Flame Flamey - Twin Stars Cutie Altair - Twin Dragons Panasu - Auro - Negino - Amy - Monako - Dark Fang Limit|
|The 36th Hell Survival Game Outside Participants||Lapis Lazuline - Hana Gekokujou - Lady Proud - Styler Mimi - Uttakatta - Mina Mad Gardener Acre - Meyer - Barter Ranko - Metally - Duchess - Sanae Utatane - Mol Mol Morgue - Puchidevi|
|Drama CD Characters|
|Magical Girl Raising Porject in Dreamland||Nemurin - Beautiful Calamity Mary - -Snow White - La Pucelle - Pfle - Shadow Gale - Detick Bell - Lapis Lazuline - Rain Pou - Postarie - Marika Fukuroi - Ideal Snow White - Ideal Pfle - Ideal Shadow Gale - Ideal Detick Bell - Ideal Lapis Lazuline - Ideal Rain Pou - Ideal Postarie - Ideal Marika Fukuroi|
|The Wall Between Me and You||Sister Nana - Weiss Winterprison - Ideal Sister Nana - Ideal Weiss Winterprison|
|The Two Monsters Final Battle in the Dream City||Swim Swim - Sonia Bean - Ideal Ruler - Ideal Pukin|