Persona 4 Golden: Marie (Aeon) social link choices & unlock guide

All-new to Persona 4 Golden over the original PS2 version of Persona 4 is the Marie social link, which represents the Aeon arcana. Marie isn't key to the core plot of Persona 4, but she's one of the strongest additions to the Golden version of the game, giving a little bit of insight into the Velvet Room in a unique s-link storyline that gets the entire investigation team party involved.

Marie is also a character you can romance - you can make her your girlfriend, if you so choose. This guide tells you exactly how to romance her by making certain dialogue choices, plus also how to quickly advance your relationship with bonus points. If you want this kind of assistance for any other s-link, head on over to our complete P4G Social Link relationship & choices guide

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Marie S-Link Guide - Aeon

While new for the Golden version of Persona 4, The Marie social link is one of the lengthier ones in the game, and completing it unlocks an exclusive dungeon in the late game, so you'll likely want to max it out. This page features all of the conversation options and dialogue choices for your relationship with Marie, so you can rank up this s-link as quickly as possible to secure that dungeon unlock as well as some other bonuses. 

As mentioned, Marie can also become your girlfriend if you want - so the guide also clearly denotes the branches at which you can pursue a lovers' relationship.

For the record, Persoan 4 Golden's s-links rank up based on a hidden experience-like stat that's raised every time you spend time together. But you can boost it more quickly by saying the right thing. Conversation options with a number next to them on this guide offer bonus points - the higher the better. All the point values include a Persona Arcana bonus which is granted when you have an Aeon Persona with you - so always have one on hand when hanging out with Marie, to match her arcana. 

  • Marie can come out of the Velvet Room to hang out on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - but as always,. not on rainy days.

Rank 1:

  • You can open the Social Link with Marie any time after April 18th in-game. Just visit the Velvet Room. If there are other events at the same time, you may need to exit and re-enter the Velvet Room - but you will be offered the opportunity to get to know Marie upon entering the Velvet Room after that date.
  • To be clear again, you must hit Rank 10 with Marie in order to access a new bonus secret dungeon, as detailed in our P4G endings guide.
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Rank 1 > 2:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • There are a whole lot of choices, but none of them have any bonus points at stake. Be yourself!

Rank 2 > 3:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Hey, what do you do in the city?
    • "Play around." +3
    • "People watch." +3
    • "There's nothing to do." +3
  • Chie, they might already have plans of their own. Don't just assume they can come along at a moment's notice.
    • Either Choice
  • Chie is holding a green shirt...
    • Any Choice
  • Yukiko has a crimson skirt in her hands...
    • Any Option
  • Why don't we all go together, then? The four of us?
    • Either Option
  • Well... I don't really know? The meaning of friendship...? Hmm...
    • Either Answer
  • Huh? Me too?
    • "Let's Hurry."+3
    • "You're not going?" +3

Rank 3 > 4:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • You don't get tired of it?
    • "It's fun." +3
    • "It's pretty much my duty." +3
  • What are you guys doing? Out on a stroll?
    • Either Answer
  • I don't get it. Do green and red do that, too?
    • Either Answer
  • Face yourself...
    • Any Answer

Rank 4 > 5:

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You will need to have Rise in your Investigation Gang to start this rank - so July 24 or later. Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • No rank choices that offer bonus points.

Rank 5 > 6:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • So, about my memories... what do you think I should do?
    • Any Answer
  • ...will this help?
    • "It's made of bamboo." +3
    • "It is sold somewhere." +3
  • What store around here might deal in old combs like that...?
    • Any Option
  • Huh? Wait... don't tell me the two of you are on a date...?
    • Any Answer
  • So, what do you want from me? You need me to figure out where this thing came from?
    • Either Option
  • Marie grimaces...
    • Either Answer.

Rank 6 > 7:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • No rank choices that offer bonus points.

Rank 7 > 8:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

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  • No rank choices that offer bonus points.

Rank 8 > 9:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • I had fun then. Take me there again sometimes, okay?
    • Any Answer
  • Hey, can we make more? More memories...
    • "I'll help." +3
    • "It's up to you." +3
    • "Don't forget 'em." +3
  • ...why?
    • Because I love you. [Lovers Relationship Route]
    • Because you're my friend. [Friendship Route]
  • ...I won't believe just words. [Lovers Route only]
    • Hug her. [Lovers Relationship Route Confirmed]
    • Don't hug her. [Back down to Friendship Route]

Rank 9 > 10:

This rank is split, of course, depending on if you've chosen for Marie to be your romance choice in P4G. Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

Romance: If Marie is your girlfriend

  • Marie is looking around your room...
    • "What's wrong?" +3
    • "Bored?" +3
    • "Don't snoop around?" +3
  • Memories so fun, I won't care about the past any more.
    • "Leave it to me." +3
    • "Lots of memories won't do it." +3

Friendship: if you’re not dating

  • ...I wouldn't have been able to do that on my own. I only realized that because of you.
    • "It was fun." +3
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Regardless of if you're friends or lovers, once your social link with Marie reaches Rank 10, you'll get the maximum bonus exp when fusing Aeon Persona and get the Bamboo Comb key item, which will let you fuse the Persona Kaguya. 

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