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Marina


CAST

Claudine Barretto, Snooky Serna, Joel Torre, Rafael Rosell, Diether Ocampo, Onemig Bondoc, Merryl Soriano, Agot Isidro, Bobby Andrews, Malou de Guzman, Sunshine Cruz, Alvin Fortuna, Luke Jickain, Eugene Domingo, Debraliz, John Barretto, Paulene Luna, Gabby Drillon, Maui David, Jenny Miller, Robin Tolentino, Dustin Reyes and Cherrie Gil


Strongest among male and female kids (2-12)


Territories sold:

Malaysia, Hong Kong



Story


A young girl endures her parents’ mistakes as she is turned into a mermaid on her 7th birthday. Only the experience of love’s first kiss would break the curse of the sea deity, Victoria.

In a small fishing village, a sea deity named Victoria lives among her people as a mortal. She finds love in the person of Elias, and her high spirits cause the sea to bring in much provision for the villagers. This bountiful produce ceases, however, when Elias met and fell in love with Esther. They soon got married and leaved Victoria in misery that shrouds over the entire sea like an omen.

Cursed for her parents’ sin their daughter Christina turned into a mermaid on her seventh birthday. Esther then painfully parts Christina and leads her to the ocean where she is safe from angry townspeople who believed that mermaids are creatures of evil luck.

Now known as Marina, the cursed mermaid lives peacefully among her kind, but her strong-will sets her on a quest to find her human roots. She then met Rodge – which they believed as Marina’s true love. As they ventures into a lifelong struggle to regain all their losses, they will again face the interminable wrath of Victoria, now possessing the dark powers of “Aram.”


Character Guide

Marina Aguas (Claudine Barretto) – an obedient daughter to Esther and Elias. At the age of seven, she will be cursed to become a mermaid by the wicked Victoria. Out of love and protection, Esther sends her to the sea where she lives a different life under the loving care of Istah, the Queen of the Sea. Marina vows to win back her human form even if it entails big risks and unimaginable sacrifices. She later becomes successful in her pursuit to live a normal life, assuming a very important position in a prestigious resort. But during full moon and unknown to all, Marina, the rich and lovely executive, transforms back into a mermaid.

Esther Sto. Domingo (Snooky Serna) – the loving mother of Marina and dedicated wife to Elias. She is Victoria’s ultimate rival in her quest to win Elias’ heart. Though she finds it very painful, she opts to send her mermaid daughter to the sea to protect her from the townspeople.

Victoria Raymundo (Cherrie Gil) – a sea deity who possesses supernatural powers over the sea. She falls in love with Elias but is tormented when she finds out that her great love marries Esther, a woman from Manila. She seeks Dugong’s help to grant her the power to curse the couple’s first child.

Elias Sto. Domingo (Joel Torre) – a kind-hearted fisherman who commits to love Victoria until he meets the woman of his dreams in the person of Esther. Victoria will make him regret marrying Esther for the rest of his life. And to save his daughter Marina from the evils powers of her ex-love, Elias chooses to live in the arms of the cruel sea deity.

Rodge (Rafael Rosell) – he first saw Marina as a young mermaid when he was but a little boy. This fateful encounter leaves him with a fixation on mermaids until he grows up to be a man. In his quest to find his precious mermaid once again, he is deemed by Victoria as Marina's true love and therefore must be stopped from breaking the curse. Amidst all of Rodge's good qualities lie a tragic flaw-- he is also the man in Luna's heart.

Lirio (Diether Ocampo) – as a prince of the sea world, Lirio has the power to transform from a merman to a real human... but he has no power to change Marina's heart. In spite of their brief acquaintance, Lirio falls in love with Marina and proves himself integral in her mission to defeat Victoria.

Pinggoy (Onemig Bondoc) – the son of the kind couple that adopted Marina. They are actually a family of fairies forced to disguise as humans to evade an evil fairy, Tutubina, and her allies. Pinggoy falls for the charms of Marina and this poses an added threat to his and his family's safety because Tutubina is in love with Pinggoy.

Luna Raymundo (Merryl Soriano) – the love child of Elias and Victoria is a reluctant heiress to her mother’s evil powers. Simple and good-natured, she falls head over heels in love with Randolph. Upon knowing that Randolph’s heart belongs to Marina, she willingly accepts her mother’s powers to exact revenge against her rival.

Sheila Corrales (Agot Isidro) – she personifies the success story of a mermaid who becomes human… a living inspiration and foundation of hope to Marina. Sheila will be Marina’s connection to the real world. A good friend who promises to help the poor mermaid accomplish her dream.

Raphael Sandico (Bobby Andrews) – Esther’s psychiatrist who falls in love with Marina. Raphael is Quintin’s older brother and will later on be his rival in pursuing Marina.

Dugong (Malou de Guzman) – she is the most forceful sea witch who gives Victoria the supernatural powers she needs. She has full control of the whole Dagat Landia and has the ability to see the future. With her mere eerie chant, she can claim countless lives. Dugong alone can make mermaids human… but only if she offered a precious gift she cannot resist.

Istah (Sunshine Cruz) – she is the Queen of the Sea who takes good care of Marina the moment the young girl turns into a mermaid and is sent to Dagat LAndia. Istah regards the poor mermaid as her own daughter and vows to do everything to make her adoptive child happy… and even if it means sacrificing her own life. She possesses a powerful necklace that preserves her youth and a sign of her unconditional love, offers it to Marina.

Randolph Rivera (Alvin Fortuna) – a good-looking scuba diver who goes to the fishing village and meets Luna. They get along well but the young lady misconstrues their rapport as something more than friendship. He is mesmerized by Marina’s beauty and decides to court her. But the moment Luna finds out about this, she starts to seek her mother’s powers to win back her loved man. Quintin Sandico (Luke Jickain) – a happy-go-lucky marine biologist who is commitment-phobic. Quintin is Raphael’s younger brother who will also develop a special feeling for Marina. He finds the young resort executive extremely appealing that he pursues her even if it will lead to a conflict between him and his older bother.

Lorelei (Eugene Domingo) – she is Elias’ closest friend who exhibits a very poor memory. Funny and at times weird, Lorelei was once a mermaid who gave up everything for love.

Pilar Ballesteros (Debraliz) – she is Esther’s loyal assistant who would really give up her life for her employer. A caring mother to Isabel and Mario, Pilar single-handedly raises her two children through Esther’s support.

Leon del Rosario (John Barretto) – nephew of Esther who comes from Manila. Trendy and down-to-earth, he becomes Isabel’s highest crush. Although he likes her very much, he tries to hide his affection due to the sad truth that he shall die soon.

Isabel Ballesteros (Paulene Luna) – daughter of Pilar who idolizes Marina. Her father was taken by a mermaid and because of that, Isabel learns to despise all of them. Her fondness for Marina turns into hatred when she discovers that the young, successful woman is no human.

Carlito Caballero (Gabby Drillon) – he is Isabel’s best friend who is secretly in love with the pretty, young lady. Knowing that he can’t compete with Leon, he chooses to be Isabel’s shoulder to cry on.

Quianna (Maui David) – one of the mermaids Marina will meet and befriend. Quianna has experienced living a normal life but opts to go back to the sea to become a mermaid again.

Vixia (Jenny Miller) – is one of Marina’s loyal mermaid friends who will stop at nothing just to protect her. Reliable and supportive, she will be Marina’s constant companion in her new world under the sea.

Ronald Martinez (Robin Tolentino) – a scuba diver who devotes much of his time with his best friend Randolph. Their strong friendship belies the fact but Ronald begins to see Randolph as more than just a friend.

Mario Bellesteros (Dustin Reyes) – Yaya Pilar’s responsible son and Isable’s protective brother acts as the father figure in their family since the day his father was taken by a mermaid.


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