Marceline Bedard

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Character
Name: Marceline Bedard
Occupation: priestess, housewife
Relationships: Denis de Russy (husband)
Fandom: Cthulhu Mythos, H.P. Lovecraft
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Marceline's portrait by Rick Bryant on the cover of Crypt of Cthulhu #8

Marceline Bedard is a character of Medusa's Coil, the short story by H.P. Lovecraft and Zealia Bishop.

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Marceline is truly one of Lovecraft's most complex characters, which is surprising not simply because she is a woman of color, but also because she is in no way based on Lovecraft himself (unlike some of his other 'interesting' characters, such as Wilbur Whateley, Edward Derby and Randolph Carter).

<...> She is... as insane as that might sound, one of the most realistic and compelling characters Lovecraft's ever written - as in, she has a intriguing (if not exactly savory) family history, an actual, interesting job, actual life goals (to be rich, adored, respected and loved) and plausible faults. [1]

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  1. ^ comments by dark-precipice in About the Marceline Bedard character