|"Too late for tears. Damage is done."|
|Portrayed by||Angela Bassett|
|Species||Human (Voodoo) (immortal)|
|Relationships||Delphine LaLaurie (nemesis) |
|Powers and Abilities|
|Magic in "Coven" (for Witches and Voodoo)|
Marie Laveau is a character in Coven. She is the Voodoo Queen who is well known throughout New Orleans. Her status in the Voodoo practice is equivalent to that of the Supreme Witch Fiona Goode. She and Fiona are mortal enemies. 
Historic figure Edit
- Main article: wikipedia:Marie Laveau
The character of Marie Laveau is inspired by an actual historical figure known for her affiliation with voodoo during the mid- to late 1800's.
Leader of the coven's most powerful rivals in the Dark Arts, Marie Laveau reigns as the queen of the Voodoo. Ageless, timeless and forever unforgiving, Marie Laveau will stop at nothing to bring death and destruction to any and all who dare harm her people.
Personality and Appearance Edit
Marie is a Voodoo queen and revered by those who practice the religion and craft. While living in the 1800's her attire was that of long and elegant dresses; in post modern New Orleans her style is more modern, wearing dresses of varied colors with antiquated hairstyles. When she performs rituals, she wears white clothes and a turban.
When crossed Marie is quick to take revenge and her force is one to be reckoned with. Marie Laveau, and her voodoo following, hold much animosity toward witches.
Powers and abilities Edit
Marie Laveau is a very Powerful Voodoo witch whose youth has stood the test of time. Despite being alive during the 1800's, almost 200 years later she is still living and shows no obvious signs of ever aging.
Marie Laveau's life is mostly not spoken of; though it is known that she was born on September 10th, 1794 as a Catholic. She would soon become a voodoo practitioner and later the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
In the 1830s after discovering Madame Delphine LaLaurie tortured her beau, she slyly tricks the socialite, using her suspicions towards her husband thinking she is unattractive and hands LaLaurie a glass saying that it was a love potion. Eager and careless, Madame LaLaurie sucked the potion vial dry, remarking it's sweetness. However, her stomach began to react towards the potion, which was actually poison. Marie merely stepped aside as she watched her foe keel over and, seemingly, die. Madame LaLaurie later woke up that night to find her slaves freed and her daughters and husband hanging dead in the front of her house.
Marie informs the socialite that she will not receive the same punishment as her family. Instead, she explains, the potion she gave her actually granted her immortality. Marie instructs the mob to seize LaLaurie and she concludes that her fate will be to spend eternity buried alive. Delphine LaLaurie is then stuffed into a coffin and buried behind her home in an unmarked grave.
In 1961, a black child of one of Marie's employees was lynched. Marie avenges the child by raising the dead and killed the men who participated in the murder.
In 1971, Marie signed a peace treaty with the current Supreme shortly before the Supreme's untimely death at the hands of Fiona.
Figuring out Marie gave LaLaurie eternal life, Fiona Goode goes to the hair parlor that Marie (not having aged a day) has set up. The two banter insults to one another until Fiona reveals she has leverage on her and asks for the secret to immortality. Marie laughs and refuses to give her the secret. Fiona leaves, but not before setting fire to Marie's hair displays. Having figured out LaLaurie has been freed by Fiona, Marie sends the Minotaur after the former socialite.
A few days later, Marie is visited by Cordelia Foxx who asks the priestess for the fertility ritual to be performed after hearing from the doctor that it was not possible for her to become pregnant. Marie describes the ritual in detail to Cordelia, and that she charges a large payment, yet guarantees success. Cordelia is unfazed by the price, but due to Fiona's actions earlier, Marie refuses to do the ritual for the daughter of her sworn enemy.
On Halloween, while working at the hair salon, Marie's employee Chantal received a package from Fiona containing the head of the Minotaur. Distraught, Marie proclaimed the truce was finished and used her voodoo ritual to awaken the dead to attack Miss Robichaux's Academy. The dead remain still until Marie orders them to attack everyone, including innocent civilians. After Zoe destroys the majority of the dead with a chainsaw, one remains, going after her. With the chainsaw out of power, Zoe lifts her hand at the dead man, saying "Be In Your Nature", breaking Marie's spell. Marie collapses with the spell broken, stating that the witches have some real power now at the academy.
Marie meets with Hank, revealing that he has been working with her for years to destroy every Salem witch. She accuses Hank of falling for Cordelia, and becomes angry thinking how Fiona killed her lover again. She orders Hank to kill every witch at the academy or she will kill him.
Later, Marie is visited by Queenie when cooking gumbo outside. Marie offers Queenie a proper family and home in exchange for Delphine LaLaurie, to whom she wants to get back at. Queenie leaves Cornrow City but thinks about the bargain.
Queenie manages to trick Delphine to entering Cornrow City by promising her a beauty makeover. Once inside, Delphine is surprised by getting captured, locked inside a cage, and cutting parts of her body and using the blood for a makeover, to which Marie describes as "beautiful".
- To Cordelia Foxx: "Too late for tears, damage is done. Waltzing in here like she the Queen of England, talkin' bout hammer and nails, lookin' to start a war."
- To Cordelia Foxx: "She done messed with the wrong witch, and she knows it...and now you know it."
- Marie: "We got some business to attend to."
- Marie: "The truce is over."
- To Hank Foxx about Cordelia Foxx's acid attack: "You think I did that? I look like the Taliban to you? If I wanted to blind your little wife, I wouldn't have to leave my room."
- To Hank Foxx about Delphine LaLaurie: "When I plant a fat-ass craker bitch I expect her to stay planted, not come back up like a damned ragweed!"
- To Delphine LaLaurie (after cutting off her hand) : "You know you're right Delphine, this gave me no satisfaction, but we've only just begun!"