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"Since she and her estranged husband divorced, Margaretha, without a stable source of income, has developed a new understanding of "freedom". How could she pass up an opportunity to become a millionaire?"
— Rumor

Margaretha Zelle
Character Full Portrait Female Dancer.png
About
Difficulty Difficulty Full.png Difficulty Half.png Difficulty Empty.png
Gender Female
Birthday June 9
Age 23
Career Female Dancer
Item Music Box
Clues 3568
Echoes 688

Margaretha Zelle, or the Female Dancer, is one of 31 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Identity V.

Overview[]

She starts off with 3 music boxes, which she can use to assist her during the match. The Hunter is able to destroy these boxes.

If she tunes the music to a fast pace and places it on the ground near her, then decoding, healing, and moving speed for her and any other survivors in the radius of the music box will increase, putting a fast music box near a chair with a survivor on it will speed up the rocket chair. The hunter is not affected by the fast music boxes. If the music is tuned to a slower pitch, then any hunters within the radius of the slow music box will have slower attack recovery, speed, and any animations the hunter does such at vaulting or destroying a pallet. This can also slow down the launch of the rocket chair.

Having such a large radius, the music box may catch the attention of the hunter.

Background[]

Margaretha is a gorgeous dancer and is used to the good life. After an accident, however, she lost her husband, and with him all financial security. Margaretha, not knowing how to making a living, has gained a new understanding of "freedom". How could she pass up an opportunity to become a millionaire?

External Traits[]

External Traits
Icon Name Description
External Trait Female Dancer Duet.png
Duet Switch between music types and place Music Boxes around to slow down the Hunter's Movement Speed or increase the Movement Speed of your Teammates and yourself.

She possesses a Music Box that plays two pieces of music in a different tempo.
The fast setting of the Music Box can increase the speed of actions and interactions (including Movement, Pallet, and Window interactions, decoding, Rocket Chair countdown, etc.) of Survivors (excluding Hunters) within hearing range of her music.
The slow setting of the Music Box can reduce the speed of actions and interactions (including Movement, Pallet, and Window interactions, attack, Abilities, etc.) of Hunters (excluding Survivors) within hearing range of her music.
The effect of the music is enhanced when the music of the same tempo is stacked.

How to use

Tap to place a Music Box on the spot. Hold down the ability button to place a Music Box with greater coverage.

Lingering Sound

Characters will remain affected by the music for 2 seconds despite leaving the range of the Music Box.

External Trait Female Dancer Acrobatics.png
Acrobatics The Dancer, a circus-raised performer, is skilled and graceful.

When she falls from a height, she gains 30% increased Movement Speed for 3 seconds. Has a 40 second cooldown.

Deduction Target[]

All completed Objectives reward the player with +335 Logic Points Logic Points.png for the Logic Path Logic path.png

  1. Fishing Village
    It's a beautiful and tranquil place.
    • Open 1 chest
    • Advanced Objective 1: Open 2 chests
    • Advanced Objective 2: Open 3 chests
    Conclusion
    Perhaps I'll like it, at least if I don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to fish.
  2. Circus
    They are hurrying around dragging wagon after wagon loaded with props and animals.
    • Basic Objective: Use the fast setting on the music box 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the fast setting on the music box 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the fast setting on the music box 3 times
    Conclusion
    That tent seems to harbor everything I want. Fresh flowers, fine clothes, applause.. and a handsome smiling clown.
  3. Aunt Marjory
    She always wakes me up with that loud voice of hers.
    • Basic Objective: Use the slow setting on the music box 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the slow setting on the music box 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the slow setting on the music box 3 times
    Conclusion
    Photo: An older woman and a black-haired girl are standing together. Not even the cheap cotton dress is enough to subtract from the girl's beauty.
  4. Present
    Treat your presents carefully. You never know what they'll cost you.
    • Basic Objective: Use the fast setting on the music box to assist teammates decoding for 50 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the fast setting on the music box to assist teammates decoding for 70 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the fast setting on the music box to assist teammates decoding for 90 seconds
    Conclusion
    Photo: A smiling clown is handing a music box to a black-haired girl.
  5. Uncle Eugene
    He always wears a frown upon his face, as if nothing in this world phases him.
    • Basic Objective: Use the slow music box to impede the Hunter for 12 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the slow music box to impede the Hunter for 24 seconds
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the slow music box to impede the Hunter for 36 seconds
    Conclusion
    Natasha, stay away from those frivolous boys! Behave and be a good girl.
  6. Quick Waltz
    This is a frisk and lively dance, but also somewhat romantic.
    • Basic Objective: Be pursued by a hunter for 80 consecutive seconds
    • Advanced Objective 1: Be pursued by a hunter for 100 consecutive seconds
    • Advanced Objective 2: Be pursued by a hunter for 120 consecutive seconds
    Conclusion
    Photo: A red-haired youth and a black-haired girl are dancing upon the village dance stage.
  7. Abrupt Ending
    Not everyone has the power and courage to face the truth.
    • Basic Objective: Use the fast setting on the music box and escape from a hunter's pursuit 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the fast setting on the music box and escape from a hunter's pursuit 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the fast setting on the music box and escape from a hunter's pursuit 3 times
    Conclusion
    "Natasha, will you spend your life with me?" he asked.
  8. Prohibition
    A simple prohibition is inevitably just a prohibition, and will be broken.
    • Basic Objective: Use the slow setting on the music box to delay the launch of a rocket chair 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use the slow setting on the music box to delay the launch of a rocket chair 2 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use the slow setting on the music box to delay the launch of a rocket chair 3 times
    Conclusion
    Uncle Eugene locked the house's door and only left open a window near the roof. It wasn't a problem for Sergi.
  9. Soothing Salt
    It's a bit bitter, but you can sprinkle it in the soup.
    • Basic Objective: Use pallets to stun hunters 3 times
    • Advanced Objective 1: Use pallets to stun hunters 4 times
    • Advanced Objective 2: Use pallets to stun hunters 5 times
    Conclusion
    I wanted to try, but Sergi stopped me. This all makes me feel somewhat uneasy. "Hey baby, you don't want to oversleep and miss our trip, do you?" he said.
  10. Embarking
    A journey full of hope beats arriving at one's destination.
    • Basic Objective: Escape the manor alone 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 1: Escape the manor alone 1 time
    • Advanced Objective 2: Escape the manor alone 1 time
    Conclusion
    At the time, I never expected the cost would be this great.

After deducing Node 10: Pursuit and Escape, Female Dancer's Worn Clothes costume will be unlocked.

Birthday Letter[]

To my dearest Aunt and Uncle,

How is everything? I've missed you dearly.

I was too foolish in the past, and all I could think of back then was leaving Lakeside Village for the "Big City" Serge was always blabbering about. Do you recall the taste of Borscht on the night I left? I'd imagine it tasted not very pleasant because I added soothing salt. And because of me, you might've missed the market in the morning.

I wasn't free of worries and hesitance when I left, but the empty promises made by Serge somehow suppressed them. I made my decision not because Serge is trustworthy but because if I don't, I'd perhaps regret it. Ironically, I am now regretting everything that happened since, and I deserve it.

Don't get me wrong, I am not regretting the decision of leaving Lakeside Village, but I deeply regret the way I left. I should've said good-bye as an upright person would. Instead, I chose to sneak out in the dark of night.

If you could forgive all my foolishness in the past, then please reply to this letter.

I am looking forward to your reply and will continue waiting for your forgiveness. After all, Serge can no longer tear up my letters.

Yours Truly,

Natasha

Appearance Decoration[]

Costume
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Costume Margaretha Zelle Original.png
Original Already Equipped The original costume. Everything looks so natural. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Worn Clothes.png
Worn Clothes Complete Character Deduction quest 10 'Embarking' to get All the clothes are super tattered. Was it only a game they have been through? N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Animal Tamer.png
Animal Tamer S2 Essence 3 She abandoned her pets but kept the clothes and satchel for gathering coins at performances. ([Limited] costume. Only available in S2 Essence 3) N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Valkyrie.png
Valkyrie N/A Moving forward is Gjallar's journey; Going backward is Valhalla's home. 2888 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 12888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Kroto.png
Kroto S12 Essence 1 The blossoming flowers on the cliff often lived briefer than the withering weeds in barren lands. N/A
Sanskrit.png
Sanskrit S3 Logic Path reached 1528 Honest, elegant, understanding, profound, and all-caring; this is Sanskrit. N/A
AnnTakamaki.png
Ann Takamaki Persona 5 Crossover 1 Shujin High School Sophomore - Ann Takamaki's Uniform N/A
PANTHER.png
PANTHER Persona 5 Crossover 1 A gift from PANTHER. I hope to break away from the past soon. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Kim.png
Kim Imperfect Present

Edward Scissorhands Crossover Event

The Carnival is coming to an end. I hope that he remembers how I looked like when I was young. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Margaretha Zelle Vile Blossom.png
Vile Blossom Call of the Abyss III Pickman once believed that the human body was the most beautiful art, but she also believed that such beauty would eventually fade. It wasn't until the Nether's decay blossomed into petals on her body that she realized her favourite poetry had bloomed long ago, and she would become its everlasting champion. 1388 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 4888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
IceCream.png
Ice Cream S14 Essence 2 Is there really a world without worries? Perhaps it comes with a price. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Ballerina.png
Ballerina N/A She used to have a heart made of tin; it came from a tiny soldier doll. 318 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 1188 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Margaretha Zelle Affection.png
Affection Memory Sphere 5 Diamonds are her best friend. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Persuasive Fragrance.png
Pervasive Fragrance N/A There is no disguising the smell of evil 318 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 1188 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Costume Margaretha Zelle Music Score.png
Music Score Memory Sphere 6 Symptom: Aphasia

Note: Unable to communicate with others, but possess amazing musical and artistic talent. She can even make a map of the Maze from the striped Music Score!

N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Ms. Oil Painting.png
Ms. Oil Painting Memory Sphere 6 She's as if a walking painting, and it's not just about her beauty. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Man in Dream.png
Man in Dream Memory Sphere 7 Good night. May you have a sweet dream. N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Western Infatuation.png
Western Infatuation Memory Sphere Season 10 In the vast canyon, the galloping resonates with despair. N/A
Gymnast.png
Gymnast Event Shop (Time limited, Sports Day) Her graceful dance moves created a different tone in the arena. 3 Athletic Medals
Court7Commissioner.png
Court 7 Commissioner Memory Sphere Season 13 Reverie is only tempting before action. N/A
CheekyDevil.png
Cheeky Devil Halloween 2018 "No treats, all tricks!" N/A
Blues.png
Blues Logic Path reached 502 (S13) What kind of dance can dispel the blues? N/A
Costume Margaretha Zelle Jadeite Dance.png
Jadeite Dance Abyss Treasure The exquisite dance like bamboos. N/A
PurpleTune.png
Purple Tune S12 Essence 2 The mesmerizing purple silhouette that moves to the music. N/A
Accessories
Icon Name Series Description Cost
Accessory Snow Lotus.png
Snow Lotus Memory Sphere 9 Legend has it that this flower can only grow in the holy land of Snow Kingdom. It was given as a gift to the Dancer, and although it was taken out of Snow Kingdom, it continued to bloom miraculously.
Special Effects
Replaces Duet skill effect.
1888 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 8388 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Gjallar.png
Gjallar N/A Who will lead the way for me beyond the stars.
Special Effects
Replace Duet Special Effects
1068 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 3888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Whip.png
Whip N/A Simply relying on reward-based training won't improve your skills.
Special Effects
Equips emote - Whipcrack
1068 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 3888 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Golden Bell.png
Golden Bell Memory Sphere Season 3 An ornament fancied by dancers. 258 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 968 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Straw Doll.png
Straw Doll Memory Sphere Season 4 A burnt straw doll. 258 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 968 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
Accessory Tuning Fork.png
Tuning Fork Memory Sphere Season 5 The source of sound is vibration. Therefore, the Tuning Fork is indispensible to the Music Box. 258 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 968 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
ToxicFragrance.png
Toxic Fragrance Atropos' Ropes Beauty, Mirage, Death. N/A
SleepingMoon.png
Sleeping Moon Memory Sphere Season 13 I heard that yawning is contagious. Look, even the moon couldn't resist the urge of slumber and fell asleep. 258 Echoes Currency Echoes Icon.png or 968 Fragments Currency Fragments Icon.png
DevilFork.png
Devil Fork Halloween 2018 You could be injured if you got poked with this. N/A
PANTHERsWhip.png
PANTHER's Whip Persona 5 Crossover Tough Whip N/A
Behavior
Icon Type Name Series Description
Graffiti Gray Shadow Dancer's exclusive Graffiti, Gray Shadow
Emote Advance A motion that means advance.
Emote Confused A motion that means confusion.
Emote Hurry Back A motion that asks teammates to hurry back.
Emote Dance Memory Sphere Season 3 Dance Motion, exclusive to Female Dancer
Emote Rolls 4-Sided Dice 4-sided Dice Enthusiast Rolls 4-Sided Dice Motion, exclusive to Female Dancer
Standby Motion
Icon Name Series Description
Default Already Equipped Female survivors' default motion in matching room
Stand Female Dancer Matching Room Motion, Stand
Salute Memory Sphere Season 7 Female Dancer Matching Room Motion, Salute
Ready S8 - Rank Treasure VI Female Dancer Matching Room Motion, Ready
Snooze Persona 5 Crossover Essence Female Dancer Matching Room Motion, Snooze

Tips[]

  • Depending on the hunter use fast or slow music boxes, a Violinist with peepers requires a fast music box to help with the slow movement debuffs.
  • Place blue or red music boxes below pallets and kite around the area. The music box slows down the hunter's movement speed, attack speed etc. Be careful of hunters dashing and long-range attacks. When the Hunter breaks your music box, throw down the pallet after the destroying animation to stun them. Its suggested to in a dancer's persona to have max stun recovery.
  • Try to use the red music box early game to speed up decoding, make sure to press and hold the music box button to have a larger aura. If the hunter finds you early game, kite around the fast music box.
  • Pressing and holding the item button allows you to have an aerial view of your surroundings and makes the duet effect have a larger radius. Use the different camera view to find the hunter if you're unsure of their current location.
  • Due to the increased amount of ciphers spawning close to another it's possible to use 1 music box for 2 cipher machines in 2v8.

Recommended Talents[]

The best talent recommended for this survivor is Great Power. This will make the hunter be stunned longer after you throw pallets down on them and will be useful when paired along with your slow music box.

Trivia[]

  • The Dancer is named after Mata Hari, an exotic dancer accused of espionage.
  • Dancer's idle animation will turn into dancing if she stands on an area with a music box.
    • Her dancing differs from the Blue and Red music boxes
  • Her birthday is 9th of June.
  • Her interests are parties and shopping.
  • She is skilled at dancing, acrobatics and imitating.
  • She hates cheap industrial products.
  • She likes Chinese clothing, bags and jewelry.
  • In the map "Moonlit River Park", the lion next to the circus tent reacts differently when she is nearby. It rubs its body on the steel cage, yawning and lying down (like a cat comforting itself on a human). No other character can trigger this.
  • In the English version of Margaretha's Deduction Target, her real name (Natalie/Natasha for those who are close to her) is mistranslated as "Fiona", which made fans believe the person in her deductions was Fiona Gilman when, in fact, it is not true. "Fiona" is actually Natasha.[1]
  • The Dancer has a hidden achievement, “Tightrope Dancer.” It is unlocked when she contains the hunter for 60 seconds.
  • It´s known after Hastur´s 2nd letter that her aunt and uncle have been sacrificed by the Lakeside Village cult.

Gallery[]

References[]

See also[]

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