|Relative(s):||Gyula Kadar (husband, deceased)|
|Anime debut:||The Star of Sorrow I. City of Blood (Portrait)|
Maria (マリア) is the late wife of Gyula Kádár, who was burned alive by the Vatican for marrying a Methuselah. She worked to bring back the old technology and one of her achievements was the "Star of Sorrow", which was meant to be used to transport electricity, rather than being used as a weapon (as Gyula did after her death).
Maria is a beautiful young woman with long, wavy brown hair and kind dark-colored eyes. In her portrait, she is seen wearing a long sleeved peach dress and a peach choker with a teal gem on it.
Maria appears only briefly in the anime and then mostly only referenced in conversation. It seems she was a scientist trying to revive some of the lost technology, including creating the satellite that became the "Star of Sorrow". In the novels, it is stated she was an engineer who was working on the "Star of Hope."
She was married to Gyula Kádár for love; but she was a human and he is a Methuselah, which caused the Vatican to violently oppose the marriage. As punishment, the Vatican burned her alive, which caused Gyula to become bitter and angry against the human race and the Vatican, resulting in him using his wife's invention to destroy the Vatican.
- "You are the same as humans." (To Gyula Kádár)
- "Thank you. I am content. Thank you." (To Gyula Kádár)
- The name Maria means "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow".
- However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion", "wished-for child" and "mistress or lady of the sea".
- Since Maria is the wife of Gyula Kádár, it is possible that she is known as Maria Kádár.