Yes, I know this is a bit scattered, but so were my thoughts when I was throwing all this together in notepad. This is all my head canon so far for Marlene Vlady of the Gundam 00P sidenovel. If I knew how to read Chinese or knew someone who can, then I probably would have more material to work with, but as it stands... no dice.
Marlene head canon
2285: finishes mandatory education, joins up with a "terrorist" organization that hijacks HRL supply shuttles
late 2291: caught by HRL during one hijacking, admits to duration of job but not her crewmates, imprisoned while waiting for sentencing; Ruido comes on behalf of CB, but she refuses because she disagrees with their goals/views; he's only ordered to make one trip, but he's kinda taken with her despite the caustic attitude and comes back every day until she agrees on the day before her execution
early to mid 2292: saved from death penalty by finally agreeing to join CB, brought on as Gundam Meister with bomb collar and handcuffs; Chall made a Meister with Marlene as her partner; Marlene and Ruido are 25, Chall is 16
Dec. 28th 2293: Feldt's born to her and Ruido, Chall made godmother
early 2294: marries Ruido
2296: dies with Ruido in the Plutone incident, leaving Feldt an orphan and Chall scarred (physically and mentally)-----------
Headcanon stories, etc.
born and raised in Sweden, in an area with high anti-HRL sentiment
"As soon as I got out of high school, the first thing I did was start looking for fast ways to make money. I had a friend who told me about some people who paid a lot of money for anyone willing to hijack HRL supply shuttles for their cause, so I did. Not only was the pay good, but I got some thrills and kicks out of it too. I didn't give two shits what they wanted the supplies for, all I cared about was getting my paycheck.
I did that for about seven years until one raid, they had a bunch of Tierans waiting in ambush and I was caught while my crew mates escaped with our freshly stolen goods. While I would admit to how long I had been raiding their supply shuttles, I wouldn't tell them who I had been working for or the names of my buddies. So just when they were about to throw me in prison while deciding if they should give me the death penalty or not, a slightly younger Ruido came on behalf of Celestial Being to offer me a plea bargain. I could get out of prison and avoid a death sentencing, which they were sure to give me, or join up with them and help their cause because some supercomputer called 'Veda' had said I'd be a worthy candidate.[She paused to snort with laughter and took a quick sip of tea before continuing.]
Of course I refused because their goals were a pile of horse shit, and I told him that too. But he never gave up, even on the day before my final sentencing. So I figured, what the hell? I wouldn't mind sticking around in the world of the living for a bit longer. And that's how I eventually ended up back in space with this collar and piloting the Abulhool.
And that's my whole story."
(taken from the thread linked below)
Originally has misgivings about Chall as being some naive young girl who doesn't want to face the ugliness of the world. Also thought of Ruido as a bit of a goof, and didn't understand why he was so persistent in trying to convince her to join CB and not be executed. Doesn't have too much of a problem with Meister 874/Hanayo as she doesn't attempt to socialize with her beyond what's necessary for missions.
See this for more: http://community.livejournal.com/gundressed/38880.html
(Marlene and Chall chatting in 'their' cafe.)
Somewhere around the time of her injury, she thaws up a bit to everyone. This allows for the development of her relationship with Ruido, which leads to her subsequent pregnancy and marriage. Odds are, she probably got pissed off because she couldn't fly anymore while carrying Feldt and needed the GN Drive removed from Abulhool and hidden so she could go in Abulhool and no one would need to worry she'd run off on a mission with an unborn child that wouldn't be able to handle the G-force. :|
At first, she has no faith whatsoever in her parenting skills because she was never very tolerant of other peoples' kids, but it sort of changed with Feldt. So while she was able to take good care of her daughter, she still swore around her occasionally unless Ruido caught and stopped her.
Tends to come off as caustic, bitter, and unpleasant at first to others, especially others who are with Celestial Being due to her opinion of the organization's goals and ideals (hence the bomb collar). It takes a while for her to warm up to others, some may gain her curiosity or interest faster than others. She can be a bit quick to judge at times.
Within the organization, Marlene has a lot of free time outside of the Abulhool. So she gets bored in her cell very quickly. So unless someone sees fit to let her out to stretch her legs (like Ruido once in a while) or drops by to help keep her entertained) she resorts to mischief to keep herself amused. Such as teaching a Haro to go around dropping the f-bomb constantly (and getting every Haro a language filter installed as a result).
But no matter how much she warms up to people, she has a bit of a language problem.
This may or may not be edited as I come up with more... "information". :X