|“||I am sane. I am in control of my mind. I know what is real, and what isn't.||”|
–Mariella's thoughts, according to The Narrator
In the Mariella Ending, where she makes her first (and only) appearance, she discovers the dead body of Stanley lying on the ground. The Narrator says that when Mariella saw him, she realized how lucky she was because of being a "normal" person, who knows can tell reality from fiction and fantasy.
In the original Half-Life 2 mod, she uses a generic female citizen model commonly seen in Half-Life 2, with black hair and blue Downtrodden clothes. She stands there, moving slightly and watching Stanley. However, in the HD Remake, she was given her own model: she is now a blonde woman with a beige dress and a brown purse, maybe related to her work. She doesn't move at all. Her hand covers up her face showing an expression of surprise.
- Mariella is a girl's name meaning "star of the sea" that is a variant of the Danish name Mariel and the Latin name Mary.
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