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"Last night, I was thinking about this stupid story my mom used to tell me all the time before bed. I used to hate it. But then I realised... I don't remember the ending. It was this goofy ending she thought was so funny and I thought was so dumb..."
—Mariana to Javier. (Determinant)[src]

Mariana García, also referred to as Mari, is a main character who appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. She is the daughter of David García, the stepdaughter of Kate, the niece of Javier, and the younger sister of Gabriel.


Mariana is depicted as an optimistic, sweet-tempered, benevolent kid that appreciates all that her family has done for her and takes great joy in the simple pleasures of post-apocalyptic life, such as candy bars and her battery-less walkman that she uses to drown out the bickering of her family. Despite her gentle disposition and soft-spoken mannerisms, Mariana is perceptive and occasionally sardonic in her mannerisms, bowing her head and praying piously that she will be able to find a candy bar before she and her group salvage the junkyard and openly admitting to Javi that she uses her dead walkman so that she can remain uninvolved in the rest of her group's arguments.


Baltimore, Maryland

Mariana was born in 1997. Prior to the apocalypse, she lived with her brother Gabe, father David and stepmother Kate. She mentions that her biological mother used to tell her a story before bedtime which had an ending that she considered stupid despite her mother thinking it was funny. During the early stages of the outbreak, her grandfather died in his house of cancer while his entire family (except Javier) was present to witness his passing. Javier only arrives as Hector and his son were comforting her. When Mariana goes upstairs to refill Salvador's cup, Mrs. García, wracked with sobs, tells her that she no longer has to refill his cup. Mariana startlingly tells her that her grandfather was awake. Confused, everyone follows Mariana upstairs to discover Salvador standing in his bedroom. Hector approaches him after keeping his Mariana away, only to be attacked by his reanimated brother. Javier and David try to restrain their father when Salvador's wife storms in and asks what was happening. David tells her that Salvador had just attacked without warning. Mrs. García tries to comfort her husband, but gets bitten in the process. Stunned, she backs away into the arms of Javier and Kate and watches in shock as Salvador attacks David. Javier breaks a part of Salvador's bedframe and strikes Salvador with it as Kate holds a rag up to cover Mrs. García's wound. A terrified Mariana then hides under the family table, but Javier comforts her and encourages her to go with him. As David rushes Mrs. García to the hospital, Mariana joins Javier, Gabriel, Kate and Hector in their van.

Post Apocalypse

A New Frontier

"Ties That Bind - Part 1"

Mariana is now a preteen and surviving with Javier, Kate and Gabe. She carries a cassette player with headphones she uses to drown out her surroundings. As they stop over in a junkyard, she prays to find a candy bar. She expresses her frustrations of her family constantly arguing and confesses to Javi that the batteries in her player have been dead for a few weeks. Javi then instructs her to hide in one of the cars if there is any trouble. When they discover the trailer, Javi has the option to give Mariana functioning batteries for her player. She and Gabe want to stay the night in the trailer, despite Kate's reluctance. When the New Frontier arrive, she hides with Kate and Gabe under the panel. Javi is then separated from the family.

Eventually, when the walker herd arrives at the junkyard, she hides in an abandoned car, just like what her uncle said. She reunites with him when he returns with Clementine and Tripp or Eleanor. After Javier rescues Kate and Gabe from walkers, Mariana happily reunites with her family. When Clementine mentions the safety of Prescott, Mariana asks Javier if they have hot water, and displays her excitement of the prospects of it. She finds her headphones and as Javi attempts to return her player she is suddenly shot in the back of her head by the New Frontier, who has returned as revenge. Kate rushes towards her body and is shot in the process. The group manages to transfer her body to safety, but Gabe and Tripp or Eleanor are forced to leave her body to bring Kate back to Prescott.

"Ties That Bind - Part 2"

If Javier decides to stay and fight the New Frontier, Clementine has dug a burial site for Mariana after Javier recovers from a flash grenade explosion. Javier then tearfully buries Mariana. Throughout this episode, she is mentioned, numerous times.

"Above The Law"

Mariana appears in a flashback with Gabriel, when Javier and Kate decide they have to leave the neighborhood. She is unsure of what to pack before they leave and ends up taking her headphones with her over a stuffed animal. She is mentioned by David and Javier throughout the episode.

"From The Gallows"

A photo of Mariana will appear on the memorial wall, the image depicting her standing and smiles on the office. She was mentioned by David, Javi and Gabe (If he is alive to the end).


Killed By

While picking up her headphones from the floor, as she is about to return her player to him, Mariana is discovered by Badger, who then shoots her straight through the head, killing her instantly.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Mariana has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Javier García

"This was my fault, Mariana. Goddamn it. I'm so sorry, honey."
—Javier to Mariana's corpse. (Determinant)[src]

Javier and Mariana had a good relationship. She and Gabe referred to Javier as "the cool uncle", according to Kate. When Mariana was shot in the back of the head, Javier was devastated and angered. If Javier stays behind with Clementine, he buries Mariana, showing he loved and cared for her. Javier is enraged by her death and can later brutally kill Badger to avenge her.

David García

"It's strange grieving for the same person twice. Like losing something you didn't know you had. What was she like Javi? She was so little when we got separate. Who did my little girl become?"
—David to Javíer about Mariana.[src]

While David is Mariana's father, the extent of their relationship has yet to be explored. Though the two never interacted, David showed some concern for Mariana's state prior to the apocalypse when he asked for Javier to take her to the hospital to meet with him and their mother. David is upset and angry about Mariana's death, blaming Javíer and regretting not finding them sooner. If Javier admits that the New Frontier were responsible, David is visibly angered, but insists that he will take care of it himself. He insists that Javier not reveal the cause of Mariana's death in front of the leaders of Richmond. Later in the episode when Badger mentions killing Mariana a second time, David is visibly angry.

In From The Gallows, as David lays dying (Determinant), he says he loves Gabe, Mariana, and Javier before he passes.

Kate García

"Hey Kate... Can you come help us with this?"
—Mariana to Kate. (Determinant)[src]

Mariana is shown to have a stable relationship with Kate, though she expressed disdain for every time Kate and Gabriel quarreled. Kate and Mariana disagreed over whether or not they should remain in the junkyard overnight, but Mariana ultimately deferred to Kate's decision. (Determinant) Prior to Javier's abduction, Kate found a chocolate bar and saved it for Mariana, giving it to Javier so that he could relay it to her. When the New Frontier first arrived in the junkyard, Kate ushered Mariana underneath their trailer to keep her safe. When Mariana was separated from her family, she shared her concerns over her stepmother to Javier. She was joyed to be reunited with her stepmother and Gabriel, though she was lightly repulsed when Kate and Javier kissed. (Determinant) Soon after their embrace, Mariana was abruptly killed by the New Frontier. Kate put herself in a direct line of fire (and incidentally in the path of one bullet) to recover her body. Kate was saddened by her stepdaughter's death.

Gabriel García

"You don't have to snot all over my shirt about it."
—Mariana to Gabriel. (Determinant)[src]

Being her brother, Mariana was rather friendly around Gabe yet is annoyed by his behavior. Gabe is angered when Mariana dies, implying he cared deeply about her, and expresses remorse upon arriving at Prescott. If Javier left with his family, Gabe will angrily insist that they go back to bury her. Javier also has the option of giving Gabe her tape player or keeping it for himself.

Hector García

"You thirsty, baby want some juice?"
—Hector to Mariana.[src]

Mariana had a good relationship with her great uncle Hector, the man protecting her when Rafael reanimated as a walker by taking her out of the room. It is unknown how she reacted to her great-uncle's death.

Salvador García

"Grandpa's cup was empty. (...) No, Yaya. Pipo's awake."
—Mariana to her grandmother about Salvador.[src]

Mariana had a presumably positive relationship with her grandfather, affectionately calling him Pipo. She also gave him water when he asked for it. Mariana was horrified when he reanimated as a walker and attacked Hector, running away and hiding under a table.

Mrs. García

"You don't have to fill his cup up anymore, baby. Grandpa's... sleeping."
—Mrs. García to Mariana.[src]

Mariana was on good terms with her grandmother, calling her Yaya. She seemed upset when Mariana was getting her grandpa water, trying to hide her husband's death as a way of consoling the girl. It is unknown how she reacted to her grandmother's death.


"Let's go get your brother back, sweetie."
—Eleanor to Mariana about Gabriel. (Determinant)[src]

The pair seems to have a neutral relationship. If Javier takes Eleanor to the junkyard, Eleanor tells Mariana that they will get her brother, Gabriel back. As Clementine and Kate meet each other, behind them, Eleanor and Mariana are seen speaking to each other. After the death of Mariana, Eleanor is shocked as she thought everyone was going to be safe. If you left Clementine, later on in Prescott Eleanor says that she is sorry of what happened to Mariana to Javier.


Tripp only meets Mariana if Javier left with him for the junkyard. Tripp was relieved to see Javier's family all alive, (Determinant) though he was slightly dubious of the situation as they were leaving the junkyard. (Determinant) After Mariana was shot and killed by the New Frontier, Tripp apologized to Javier for his loss, (Determinant) but implored Javier to help him take the injured Kate back to Prescott to save the rest of his family. (Determinant) Tripp later apologized again for Javier's family's loss. (Determinant)


Mariana and Clementine did not interact much before Mariana's untimely death, but Clementine appeared to express some sympathy for her. When Clementine traveled with Javier, she understood his regret at being unable to help his family upon being pressured into Prescott. When he was finally reunited with his family, she greeted Mariana and Gabriel awkwardly. After Mariana was killed by the New Frontier, Clementine implored Javier to help her fight them off so that they would not attack his family again. If Javier chose to stay with Clementine, she shared her sorrow for his loss and offers him a grave she had dug for his niece, then stood with Javier as he paid his respects. (Determinant)


"Not anymore... Fuck her, and fuck you."
—Badger to Javier about Mariana.[src]

Although they never communicate to each other, Badger shows utterly no mercy and hesitation by murdering Mariana, shooting her on the back of the head. Later in "Above The Law", Badger reveals that he does not feel any remorse for killing her even after learning she is David's daughter and would've done it again in a heartbeat.


Video Game

A New Frontier

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier 🖼
The Final Season
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier 🖼
The Final Season
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • According to unused textures, Mariana was originally supposed to be shot in the neck which would eventually lead to Javi returning to the junkyard to find her as a walker, which would then lead to deciding whether Javi or another character should put her down. [2]
  • Episode 1's screen shows Mariana wielding a knife among her family members, seemingly painting her as a combat-ready survivor. The actual series makes it clear she's not a fighter and she's among the first casualties of the season.
  • In "From The Gallows", Javier gives a haircut to Clementine which resembles Mariana's haircut since both had the same hairstyle just on a different side of the face.
  • Mariana was originally supposed to be Javier's sister, whom Javier had to rescue. [3]
  • Mariana and Marlon's deaths and burials (Determinant) were similar. They were both shot in the back of the head in front of a group of people out of surprise, much to their horror. Both Mariana (Determinant) and Marlon's bodies were buried by loved ones, with Mariana being her uncle, Javier (Determinant), and Marlon being the Boarding School Survivors.