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The Best Marceline Episodes of 'Adventure Time'

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Marcelina may be a 1,000-year-old vampire queen, but that doesn't mean she can't rock out on the bass. Although she started out as a villain, initially evicting Finn and Jake from their home, she soon became a close ally. She's shared in many of their adventures over the seasons, eventually receiving her own miniseries in season seven. Get ready to jam on your battle axes because we're ranking the best Marceline episodes of Adventure Time ever. 

Marcelina first appeared in "Evicted!" where she claimed she owned their tree before they got there, thanking them for keeping it warm. While she started off threatening and mysterious, fans were anxious to learn more of her backstory. She had a centuries-long on-again/off-again relationship with Princess Bubblegum (culminating with a kiss in the series finale), and she even knew the Ice King before he transformed into the Ice King. She's helped numerous characters, proving not all vampires are bad. She's also known for some of the most memorable and heart-breaking songs, such as "Remember You" and "Fry Song."

The best Adventure Time episodes with Marceline have been gathered here. From her start as a one-note villain to one of the most complex characters in children's television, the best of the best are here for you to vote on. It's up to you to decide which Adventure Time episodes featuring Marceline reach number one on the charts. After you've admired the best character from the series, make sure to check out these other shows like Adventure Time.

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  • 1

    I Remember You

    October 15, 2012
    78
    8

    Season4

    Episode Number25

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline's Song: "Nuts" and "Remember You," sung with the Ice King.

    After she is approached by the Ice King to help him write a song Marceline struggles emotionally with his deteriorating mental condition, remembering their time together that he has forgotten. While attempting to help him remember, Marceline finds a note from the Ice King before he transformed, when she called him "Simon."

  • 2

    Come Along With Me

    September 3, 2018
    70
    14

    Season10

    Episode Number13

    Set 1,000 years in the future, BMO retells the tale of Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline, and a slew of other heroes prepare for the Gum War. Marceline tries to convince PB to avoid conflict since she was involved in the Mushroom War, but PB is resolute. Together, they must fight the hideous beast formed from Gumbald's army. When PB is in great danger, Marceline reverts to her monstrous vampire form and destroys the creature. 

  • 3

    Everything Stays

    November 16, 2016
    49
    5

    Season7

    Episode Number7

    Marceline's Song: "Everything Stays" and "According to Our New Arrival"

    Marceline looks back on her life on her last day. She goes through numerous flashbacks until the sun finally rises. However, to her surprise, the sun merely evaporates her vampire bite marks. She's no longer a vampire. 

  • 4

    Finn the Human

    November 12, 2012
    46
    8

    Season5

    Episode Number1

    Finn and Jake travel to another dimension and meet Farmworld Marceline. She prevents Farmworld Finn and Jake from getting the crown that froze this new world for 400 years, and Farmworld Marceline has been guarding it ever since. Despite her best efforts, Finn gets the crown, gaining its magical powers in the process. 

  • 5

    What Was Missing

    September 26, 2011
    56
    21

    Season3

    Episode Number10

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline's Song: "I'm Just Your Problem," "Bubblegum's Blueprint track," and "My Best Friends in the World," all performed with BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Finn, and Jake as part of their temporary band.

    Finn, Jake, BMO, Marceline, and Princess Bubblegum join their efforts to open the gate of the Door Lord to retrieve their stolen items. After reading the inscription "This door shall yield to no command save for a song from a genuine bande," they realise they have to truly work together as a band for the gate to open.

  • 6

    Marceline The Vampire Queen

    November 16, 2016
    47
    15

    Season7

    Episode Number6

    Marceline asks Bonnie for a favor to help her undo her vampiric nature. Marceline drinks a liquid provided to her, certain she wants to no longer be a vampire and goes through a mechanical process. Later, Marceline has a dream where she sucked the blood out of cows and wakes up in a field. This angers the villagers, who set out to destroy her. The sunlight is just about to come over her, and she yells out to Finn to burn her diaries. 

  • 7

    Marcy & Hunson

    December 17, 2017
    23
    1

    Season10

    Episode Number7

    Marceline's Song: "Slow Dance With You"

    Hunson Abadeer comes back to Ooo to bond with his daughter, Marceline. She wants him to prove he's over his soul-sucking ways. While they end up in a brawl, Marceline is appreciative that her dad is at least trying to bond with her. 

  • 8

    Bad Little Boy

    February 18, 2013
    25
    4

    Season5

    Episode Number11

    Marceline's Song: "Bad Little Boy"

    While Ice King is reading the princesses his Fionna and Cake stories, Marceline stops by and begins telling her own version - adding more adventure and far less romance.

  • 9

    Heat Signature

    May 9, 2011
    31
    12

    Season2

    Episode Number24

    Marceline introduces Finn and Jake to her ghost friends and tricks the boys into thinking she's turned them into vampires. The prank escalates, thanks to her ghost friends, Wendy, Booboo, and Georgy, and Finn and Jake soon find themselves in trouble when trying to use their non-existent vampire powers.

  • 10

    Betty

    February 24, 2014
    36
    21

    Season5

    Episode Number48

    The Ice King reverts back to Simon after a ritual. He asks for the help of Finn, Jake, and Marceline to help him recontact Betty in the past so that he can tell her he's sorry for everything he's done. Marceline's part in this is to sacrifice Hambo, which is an item Simon has cherished for centuries. 

  • 11

    Princess Day

    July 31, 2014
    32
    18

    Season6

    Episode Number14

    Marceline's Song: "Breakfast Song" sung with Lumpy Space Princess.

    During a celebration of Princess Day, Breakfast Princess humiliates Marceline and Lumpy Space Princess. They decide to prank her, but things go too far with the pair leaving Breakfast Princess far away from her kingdom. Strudel Princess takes over as ruler of the Breakfast Kingdom. 

  • 12

    Skyhooks

    April 24, 2017
    26
    14

    Season9

    Episode Number2

    Finn and Jake return to Ooo only to discover radical changes occurred while they were gone. One of these changes is that there's now Marshmaline the Campfire Queen, the candy version of Marceline. She leads them to a tower, which is now made up of Princess Bubblegum. 

  • 13

    Evicted!

    May 17, 2010
    29
    19

    Season1

    Episode Number12

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline's Song: "House Hunting Song" (or "Oh Marceline") sung with Finn.

    Marceline shows up to the tree fort to kick Finn and Jake out after proving she was the original owner of the tree, though she thanks them for "keeping it warm for her." The boys go house-hunting but when they find a cave they like, Marceline shows up again to kick them out.

  • 14

    Go With Me

    March 28, 2011
    21
    9

    Season2

    Episode Number20

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline helps Finn figure out the best way to ask Princess Bubblegum to Couples-Only Movie Night, although her advice doesn't seem to work consistently. She suggests the problem is that Princess Bubblegum - who she calls "Bonnie" - may just not like Finn in that way.

  • 15

    Ketchup

    July 18, 2017
    19
    9

    Season9

    Episode Number11

    Marceline's Song: "Bass Song," "Fix My Friend," and "Rock Star Girl's Song"

    BMO shows up on Marceline's doorstep ready to hunt some vampires, unaware they've all gone away. Instead, the two swap stories about what they've been up to the last couple of days. 

  • 16

    Seventeen

    December 17, 2017
    22
    14

    Season10

    Episode Number5

    Uncle Gumbald shows up at a party to get his revenge on Princess Bubblegum. Marceline defends her, shape shifting in the process. Gumbald leaves for the moment but promises to return. 

  • 17

    Varmints

    November 3, 2015
    11
    1

    Season7

    Episode Number2

    Princess Bubblegum has been dethroned. Marceline goes to PB and she's living in a cabin trying to make a vegetable kingdom. All of her vegetables are being destroyed by varmints, and Marceline uses her powers to keep the creatures at bay. Marceline stays with PB to continue helping her vegetables. 

  • 18

    Simon & Marcy

    March 25, 2013
    4
    1

    Season5

    Episode Number14

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline shares her history with the Ice King to Finn and Jake. Beginning 996 years before, when the Ice King (then called Simon) was 47 and Marceline (who went by Marcy) was seven years old. She talks about wandering through the ruins of human civilization after the Great Mushroom War, and how Simon found the crown that turned him slowly into the Ice King over the centuries.

  • 19

    Checkmate

    November 19, 2015
    16
    8

    Season7

    Episode Number12

    The Vampire King unexpectedly arrives in a forest and makes Marceline a bizarre proposal. Marceline tries to fight and stake him, but he wants Princess Bubblegum to rid him of his vampirism. The operation is successful, and his vampiric essence is buried deep underground. 

  • 20

    Henchman

    August 23, 2010
    12
    4

    Season1

    Episode Number22

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Marceline's Song: "Fisherman Song" (replacing "Jelly Doughnut Song").

    After Finn offers to take the place of Marceline's Old Man Henchman, he finds that following the vampire's orders is more difficult than he could have imagined. As each weird task progresses, Finn realises that Marceline's "evil" commands are really just tricks to confuse him and aren't evil deeds at all.

  • 21

    Hero Heart

    April 27, 2017
    2
    1

    Season9

    Episode Number8

    An all-out war is about to break out in Ooo. While Marshmeline and the Fire Princess get along at first, they soon become enemies. This is the seventh part of the miniseries Elements

  • 22

    Red Starved

    October 14, 2013
    2
    2

    Season5

    Episode Number38

    While Jake and Finn are in an adventure in a cave with Marceline, Jake accidentally eats Marceline's red erasers. She has to eat something red or else she'll drain Jake of his blood. Finn looks for anything, including lava, Marceline could eat to save his friend. 

  • 23

    The Empress Eyes

    November 17, 2015
    2
    2

    Season7

    Episode Number9

    Marceline's Song: "Remembering Memories"

    An old foe targets the Ice King, and it's up to Marceline to save him. They discover this foe is The Empress, who tries to hypnotize the Ice King, but he's too thick for it to work. Princess Bubblegum ends up saving the day while Marceline absorbs The Empress' powers. She agrees to hunt the rest of the vampires with her friends. 

  • 24

    Marceline's Closet

    December 12, 2011
    16
    12

    Season3

    Episode Number21

    SeriesAdventure Time

    Major Appearance

    Marceline's Song: "Journal Song"

    While Finn and Jake are trapped in her closet when she comes home unexpectedly, Marceline goes about her day, narrowly avoiding the boys who are trying to sneak out undetected.

  • 25

    Sow, Do You like Them Apples

    October 1, 2015
    2
    2

    Season6

    Episode Number3

    Marceline overhears Ice King's hunger. She gives both him and a pig he's after an apple, but he drops it to the ground. She insists he be nicer to his food, but Ice King still just wants some bacon.