Margarete is a playable character in Shadow Hearts. She is first encountered in Fengtian. Margarete is an American spy who is working against the Japanese Army – she goes by the code name “Malkovitch”. She also makes a brief appearance in Shadow Hearts: Covenant.
In Shadow Hearts
Margarete is a spy hired by the American army. Margarete is first encountered in Fengtian where she is planning to blow up the trainline in order to delay The Japanese Army. She also sets off a bomb in Fengtian just as Yuri and Alice are coming out of the pub. They are then persued my members of the Japanese Army.
Margarete escapes into the Sewers of Fengtian, where she falls and injures herself. She is found by Alice and Yuri, and agrees to escape Fengtian with them. Margarete figures out how to escape the sewers, but once they do they are confronted by more Japanese soliders and attacked by a Puppy that was being possessed by Dehuai.
During the plane flight, the engine catches fire and Margarete is forced to crash land in Dalian. When the party leave on the Smuggler’s Boat, Yuri finds Margarete writing in a book and becomes suspicious of her – up until now she had been saying that she was a government official when in fact she is a spy with a personal vendetta against Lt. Col. Kawashima.
Margarete’s original plan after meeting Yuri and Alice was to take them back to the American army, so they could use their powers in the upcoming war. However, after travelling with Yuri for a while, she grows fond of him, realising that he has pain of his own and only wants to make sure Alice is safe. Margarete abandons her original plan and works helping Yuri instead.
After the events in Asia, Margarete goes to Europe in search of Roger Bacon, bringing with her Alice and Zhuzhen.
Margarete travels with Alice and Zhuzhen more most of their European journey, but she occasionally travels by herself if she has a new lead on Bacon. This happens while the party is staying in Prague.
During Margarete’s travels she learns a little about Roger Bacon. She learns that he is an immortal that has been alive since the 1200s and that he was a Friar that was interested in science – particularly medicine and chemsitry. He became a well known alchemist around Europe and a bit of a revolutionary – particularly revolting against the church. However in Nuremberg in 1540 he was trialled for witchcraft and then exiled.
While Alice and Zhuzhen investigate Bistritz, Margarete is travelling alone. She returns to Prague to leave a message to say that she will be travelling to Rouen. Margarete travels to Rouen alone, and checks into the inn – she decides to investigate a little about why Roger Bacon was in Rouen on the night Father Elliot was murdered.
Margerete’s first place of investigation is the church, however Father Doyle has locked himself inside and is accepting no visitors.
Soon after arriving in Rouen, Roger Bacon and Arcane Olga appear to warn Yuri and Alice that they are being watched. Yuri soon becomes aggravated and pushes for a battle. However instead of attacking directly, Olga summons some demons to battle them instead. Seeing that Yuri and Alice are in trouble, Margarete fights alongside them once more.
After the battle, Bacon and Olga disappear and Margarete inspects Yuri to make sure he is really alive – she is relieved to find out that he is. Together they return to the inn where Margarete is reunited with Zhuzhen and introduced to Keith (who she finds quite handsome).
Margarete tells the party what she has learned about Bacon, and Alice reveals that when her and her father were in Rouen before they were due to meet up with someone but Bacon killed Father Elliot and kidnapped Alice before they could meet with them. Margarete suggests that they learn who Father Elliot was so keen to meet – she has learned that Father Doyle was the one to introduce the two, so they go to the church to find out.
When the party break into the church, Father Doyle believes that they have come to kill him. Once he has calmed down he explains that Father Elliot was hoping to meet Cardinal Albert Simon. As he is telling his story, Olga appears and strikes Father Doyle with lightning. With his dying breath he tells the party that Cardinal Simon is in London. Margarete then continues to travel with the rest of the party to London.
When in London, Margarete prevents Joshua from being kidnapped. However, when she is checking to see if he is okay , Joshua steals her wallet. Margarete then goes on a mission to get her wallet back. Upon finding the London Rats‘ hideout, Joshua gives her a Crucifix as a way of apology.
Margarete accompanies Yuri, Alice and Halley to Cardinal Simon’s mansion which is revealed to now be an orphanage run by Jack. Margarete pretends that she is a journalist doing a report on “Orphans and the War” and begins to ask Jack questions. He does not approve and suggests that they leave.
After this, she goes back to Rouen with Yuri and brings him to a confessional within the cathedral. She begins her confession to him – that she planned to use his and Alice’s powers for herself, but that she eventually gave up on that. Margarete tells him that she would like to continue travelling with him once everything is over. However she knows that he will probably prefer to travel with Alice. She thanks him for listening and pushes her Pearl Ring through to him.
Margarete travels with Yuri until the end, in order to defeat Albert Simon and the Meta God. After it has been defeated, Margarete returns to her house in Paris, looking to finally relax – but she knows a new mission will not be far behind.
In Shadow Hearts: Covenant
In Shadow Hearts, Margarete uses a variety of firearms to deal damage with.
In Shadow Hearts, Margarete has some unique equipment that no other character can wear. Some of these are achieved through side-quests and some are bought or found.
Margarete’s Secret Weapons
In Shadow Hearts Margarete uses her mobile phone to get help from the US government. Here is a list of her Secret Weapons which she learns via level-up:
|Secret Weapon||Level Learned||Effect||MP Cost||Library Description|
|Grenade||Start||Physical Damage to All Enemies||20||Hand Grenade Damges All Enemies|
|Aqua Edge||Start||Adds Water Element to one party member’s physical attacks||8||Adds Water class to the target’s physical attacks|
|Scout||13||Shows Enemy HP & Class||1||Examines the target’s class and HP|
|Snipe||19||Damage to one target. Instant Death if perfect.||38||Hits the Enemy’s Vital point with a sniper rifle.|
|Pain Killer||22||Cures any abnormality except unconscious or berserk.||20||Cures target’s status except unconscious, berserk.|
|On Switch||30||Normal damage to one target||60||Drops something hard on the target’s head|
|Bazooka||38||Water damage to all enemies||95||Damages all enemies with liquid nitrogen|