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Merilyn Flame (Japanese: マリリン·フレイム Marilyn Flame) is one of the secondary antagonists of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.
She is a thief who wishes to get rich using Diancie's power to create diamonds, and the rival of Riot and Argus and Millis Steel in this goal.
In the movies
Merilyn first appeared when she had her Delphox prevent Diancie from escaping in Avignon Town. She pursued Diancie as the Jewel Pokémon searched for Xerneas. Her and Riot's combined attacks were loud enough that Ash heard them and ran over to see what was going on. As Merilyn was about to have her Delphox attack again, Ash appeared and Pikachu Thunderbolted her Delphox and Riot's Greninja. The impact of Pikachu's attack caused both thieves to flee the area. She was then seen in Argus Steel's computer when he was watching footage of the thieves.
Later, while Ash and his friends were in Orsay City, Merilyn found them by a water fountain. Ash kept her busy with Froakie while the group ran off with Diancie. She met up with Riot and Millis Steel where Millis distracted the two thieves long enough for the group to get away.
After Diancie was purified by Xerneas's Fairy Aura in the Allearth Forest, Merilyn, Riot, Millis, and Argus, confronted the group there and the thieves fought each other over who would get Diancie. Merilyn and the thieves took their fighting to Yveltal's lair in Allearth Forest. When the thieves stood on the water that lied Yveltal's cocoon, it became tainted where the cocoon started to hatch and Yveltal woke up from it.
During Yveltal's rampage in the Allearth Forest, her Delphox and Yanmega were turned to stone by Oblivion Wing. Despondent over the loss of her Pokémon, Merilyn was comforted by Riot, whose Greninja and Ninjask had also been affected. Just as she accepted Riot's affection, Yveltal aimed Oblivion Wing at them, and they embraced shortly before being killed. Xerneas later brought them back to life using Geomancy.
In the ending credits, Merilyn gave up the life of a jewel thief for honest work at a clothing shop. Riot visited her at the shop and proposed marriage.
Merilyn was an ambitious thief who relentlessly hunted down Diancie with her Delphox. She also competes harshly with Riot and the Steels in doing so. She was especially seen competing with Riot, as the two of them in particular were actively hunting down Diancie, as opposed to the Steels who waited in patience. She also appeared to talk a lot, telling Ash that she needed Diancie's diamonds. This trait of hers caused Riot to call her a "master blabbermouth".
Though Merilyn appeared to be rather hostile towards Riot at first, it was later revealed that she has romantic feelings for him. This was shown when Merilyn kissed Riot after the two are revived by Xerneas's Geomancy, and when Riot proposed marriage to Merilyn, which made her quite happy.
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In the manga
Merilyn appeared in the manga adaptation of the 17th movie.
|| マリリン·フレイム Marilyn Flame
|| From マフォクシー Mahoxy (Delphox) and flame
| English, Spanish
|| Merilyn Flame
|| Alternate spelling of her Japanese name
|| Similar to her Japanese name
|| Possibly from tizia, Italian for woman
|| Possibly from perfidia (perfidy)
|| 마릴린 프레임 Marilyn Flame
|| Transliteration of her Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 瑪麗伶·芙烈姆 Mǎlìlíng Fúlièmǔ
|| Transliteration of her Japanese name. Contains 麗 lì (beautiful) and 烈 liè (fiery)