|“||D, I'm sorry. When I lost you my world fell apart, and I went through all the stages. I went through my whole rage spiral. I took it out on Klaus. Elijah. And they deserved what they got. But um...Now that is all said and done. And you're still gone. The uh...The only thing that keeps me in check is a code that I had when I was a kid. Growing up I saw first hand what happens without one. You might think that I let you down. But I know that there's another way. I believe that. Even now. I just hope you still believe in me.||”|
The relationship between the Upgraded Original Vampire, Marcel Gerard and the witch, Davina Claire. Marcel sees Davina as a fighter like him and believes them to be kindred spirits. He saved her life from her coven of witches and took her in as family, which has made them very close and protective of each other. Davina helps Marcel maintain control over the witches in the Quarter, as a way of getting back at them for manipulating her into almost being sacrificed. Marcel cares for Davina more than anything and is willing to always put her first.
Davina eventually found out about Agnes' death and this angered her as Marcel never said anything to her. She ran away but was forced to return due to Klaus holding Tim hostage. Marcel had tried to get through to her stating that he cares about her but Tim's death causes the bond between Davina and Marcel to fall apart. When Davina powers had begun to go out of control, they learned that she had to die in order for the city to be safe and the Harvest to be complete. Marcel was willing to go against Klaus and anyone who stood in his way in order to protect Davina. This event caused their relationship to be repaired as she was thankful he always fought for her however, her death soon came and Marcel was deeply devastated. After losing Davina, Marcel had no longer concerned himself with his duties as King of New Orleans.
After Davina is resurrected once again, Marcel is reunited with her briefly. Shortly after her second resurrection, Davina decided to leave New Orleans with Kol. This put some distance between them being Davina moved to California and Marcel went to live with Rebekah in New York City. However, Marcel returned to New Orleans when his relationship with Rebekah fell through. Marcel last mentioned Davina when asking about her through Kol. Marcel also stated that Davina barely calls him anymore, but they are still relatively close. However, they reconnect at Keelin and Freya’s wedding.
Davina was one of four girls chosen to be part of a magical ritual called the Harvest. When Marcel learned that the witches were planning on sacrificing the four girls, he and his fellow vampires intervened. Unfortunately, he was too late to save all of them and was only able to rescue Davina from being killed. Davina feels a lot of resentment toward the witches for manipulating her and lying to her, so she has no problem helping Marcel keep them in subjugation by monitoring their magic.
Throughout The Originals Series
In Always and Forever, it is revealed that Davina possesses such great magical power that she can sense when the witches in the Quarter are using magic. Marcel has been hiding her in the attic of St. Ann's Catholic Church. Marcel and Davina discuss how they are both unhappy that the Originals are back in town, but Marcel believes that they are no match for Davina's powers. Davina is still concerned that Marcel could get hurt.
In House of the Rising Son, it is revealed that Marcel gave Davina Elijah's body to watch over. When Rebekah comes looking for Elijah, Marcel brings her to Davina's room and asks her to allow Rebekah in, as she's the only one who can invite vampires into the room. After she meets Rebekah, Marcel mentions to her that Rebekah hasn't been very nice to him that night, so Davina telekinetically throws Rebekah around the room before she throws her out the window. The next morning, Marcel walks in on her drawing. Davina says that the Originals shouldn't be in New Orleans, because they don't belong there. Marcel tells her it looks like they are here to stay and asks Davina if she could find a way to kill an Original.
In Tangled Up In Blue, sensing that Marcel is in danger, she protects him by using her magic to link them together. Later, when Marcel informs her that he's giving Elijah's body back to Klaus, Davina refuses, as she plans to continue to find a way to kill the Originals.
In Girl in New Orleans, Marcel plans to give Elijah back to Klaus, which makes Davina unhappy . She wants to go to the festival for just one night. Marcel disagreees, but Davina makes his blood boil. She doesn’t want him to forget who’s the powerful one and he agrees to let her go out as long as someone is with her. That night, Marcel takes Davina to the bar and tells her about the rules. He introduces Davina to Cami, telling her that Davina has authority issues.
Later, Marcel discovers Davina is missing and Marcel finds Cami and asks about Davina. Marcel finds her and asks her what happened, making Davina angry.
In Sinners and Saints, it's revealed that Marcel decided to save Davina's life to stop the Harvest. He saw that she was a fighter, and saw much of himself in her actions. He suggests that he and Davina have a similar relationship to the one Marcel had with Klaus, back in the 1800s.
He tells Davina to pack her things, because he wants to move her out of the attic. When he gets back and takes Davina with him, in the church, Davina's body starts to spasm. She senses something dangerous outside, telling Marcel to get her back.
In Bloodletting, Marcel brings Josh to Davina's room in hopes that she can remove Klaus' compulsion from his mind, in order to flip Josh and get him to spy for Marcel, instead. Davina does it for him with Josh's consent, because he wants to eventually gain a daylight ring.
In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, Marcel and Klaus plan to transfer Davina from the attic to a room in Klaus' house. Davina thinks it is Klaus' idea and does not seem to want to follow, but Marcel tells her to trust Klaus. Later on, Davina learns from Hayley and Josh that the last remaining elder, Agnes, is killed by Elijah and the witches does not pose a threat to her anymore. This makes her think that Marcel is lying to her as well as using her for his own needs.
In The Casket Girls, Klaus and Marcel are in a panic over Davina having gone missing. Elijah comes in to give them a report and Marcel gets a little mouthy with Elijah but Elijah quickly and elegantly tells Marcel to take a step back. Klaus has a plan to find Davina. Marcel and Elijah kind of team up for Davina’s protection. Klaus couldn't be trusted with trying to get Davina back.
At Klaus' new home, Klaus has Timothy playing some tunes. The boys are waiting on Davina to arrive. She then walks in, Marcel wants to talk to Davina. Klaus gets pretty cocky, but Davina brings him down a peg. Marcel and Elijah go to help but Davina keeps breaking Klaus’ bones. She makes him show his hybrid face. She then goes to Elijah, she makes him choke on blood. Finally, Davina confronts Marcel. She doesn’t like that he turned on her. He says he cares and she starts to believe but Rebekah stabs Marcel and tells Davina not to fall for it.
Rebekah takes Davina to The Garden where Marcel puts all the vampires to prove Davina can trust her, not Marcel. Tim gives Davina a drink of water which was poisoned and turns out he was compelled to do that. Rebekah calls Klaus because Davina is dying but he won't give Rebekah the cure. When Marcel and Elijah found out what Klaus did they tell him they made an alliance with each other. They don't like what Klaus did and they'll turn against him if he doesn’t right his wrongs. Earlier, Marcel had gone to Sabine after she recovered from having her neck snapped by Davina. She had put a protection spell on herself, and Marcel got her to do the same for Davina just in case Klaus decided to, well, be Klaus. The protection spell worked, and Davina came back to life. Overcome with exhaustion, Davina had to be carried home by Rebekah, where Marcel put her to bed. Marcel is worried that Davina will never forgive him.
In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Marcel tries to save Davina from her impending death. He secretly leaves the compound with her. When Davina awakens, she throws him away, still angered by the previous events. Marcel reveals to her that he was the one to put the protection spell on her and would have saved Tim if he knew his fate. Davina knows that if the harvest isn't completed, she will take everyone down with her. She agrees to participate in the Harvest, realizing that she has to die. She tells Marcel to let her go. Marcel brings her to the cemetery where Sophie Deveraux slits Davina's throat to complete the Harvest. Davina dies in Marcel's arms. As the reaping takes place, the four harvest are supposed to resurrect but they don't resurrect. Marcel, heartbroken, flees the cemetery and Klaus follows him. Klaus consoles Marcel as he grieves for Davina.
In Dance Back from the Grave, Marcel continues to mourn Davina's death. He informs Cami about it.
In Le Grand Guignol, Davina is resurrected through Celeste's death and Marcel sat vigil by her bedside as she woke.
In Farewell to Storyville, Davina feels uncomfortable after her journey into death. She said that unlike the three other girls who were sacrificed during the Harvest, the ancestors hated her because she escaped the Harvest and because of her alliance with Marcel and the vampires. They said that they would torment her if she continued to use her magic against the witches. She asks Marcel to not make her talk about it. Davina feels used by Marcel, as the first thing he did when she came back was to try to use her to help Rebekah. She is completely lost and doesn't know who she can trust. Finally, Marcel returns her to the witches so that she won't feel like a lost girl anymore and because Genevieve can lower the Boundary spell on the City of the Dead.
In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Marcel secretly visits Josh and tells him to look out for her, also trying to get her back to using magic, since she'll need it to protect herself. He later convinces Davina, that Marcel used her in order to protect her from the witches. Josh reassures her that Marcel truly loves her, which encourages her to revive a rose, getting back to practicing magic.
In From a Cradle to a Grave, Davina learns from Marcel that he fought Klaus. She asks Marcel did Klaus bleed. She goes to the site where Marcel fought Klaus and she uses a spell to remove Klaus' blood from the ground and transfers it into a cup, but its only enough for vampire to be heal. Marcel being selfless tells Davina to give it to Josh. Later while in O'Connell storage room after Marcel finds the Devil's Star, Davina tells him about its use causing him to take it to use against Klaus so he would get his blood to heal himself, but uses it against Davina's former best friend Monique Deveraux as she was going to kill Hope Mikaelson.
In Rebirth, Cami tells Marcel that Davina left the coven for good and is attempting to get her 'normal' life back on track by reenrolling in high school. Marcel seems pleased by this and Davina has been shown trying to find a way to unlink Marcel from Klaus's bloodline.
In Alive and Kicking, Davina goes to see Marcel after she gets a call from him. They're happy to see each other and he demonstrates the father figure to her when she tells him about a guy, but she doesn't budget when the conversation turns to the White Oak Stake. It abruptly ends when Elijah makes himself known to her despite Marcel's warning. Along with Elijah, Marcel goes to Rousseau's to make her hand over the stake since Elijah knows that she has, but Marcel knows she she won't budge. When he gets there with Elijah, he learns that Davina brought back Mikael and helps her put him under control by giving her back the dark cursed bracelet that came off her during when the werewolves attacked her and Kol during their date.
In Red Door, after battling Mikael, Marcel finally chastises Davina for bringing Mikael back to life, saying that she was lucky to be alive; risking his life as well as Josh with the rest of Klaus' sire-bonds. Davina tells him she had everything under control and that the line was going be broken. Kol steps in before it comes too heated and Marcel tells Davina to stay put but when he's out of earshot Davina tells Kol to take her someplace else.
In The Brothers That Care Forgot, they meet up at his loft. Davina finds out that he was the one who stole the stake and kidnap Kol, which makes her angry. They get into an argument, Marcel tells her that he hates lying, but it was for her own good as he believes he knows Kol better than she does, who, in his opinion, is only using Davina to get his own way. After he leaves the loft, Davina sneaks out and makes her blood poisonous to gain the upper hand on Klaus. Marcel tries to stop her, but she snaps his neck with magic. Later, everyone at The Abattoir calls a ceasefire after learning about Esther's latest plan.
In The Map of Moments, Marcel tells Davina to keep finding a way to save Cami from Esther. Later, when Esther's spell starts, he tells her to start chanting, which she does. After the spell is over, Marcel asks her about what happened, with Davina replying that she had no idea.
In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Davina arrives to the Abattoir, to help Marcel and others who are trapped inside. After the vampires start to lose control, Marcel shouts at Davina to hurry up. After the spell is lifted, Klaus throws Kol inside, trapping him there. Davina, worried for Kol's life, asks Marcel to help him. He reluctantly does so and helps him to hide from the hungry vampires.
In Exquisite Corpse, after Marcel discovers that Davina's being channeled by Eva, he takes part in defeating Eva to rescue to Davina and other kids. After Davina awakens, they share a hug.
In When the Levee Breaks, Marcel visits Davina and says that he was worried about her because she had spent all time at the cemetery after Kol died. Davina responds that he doesn't care, because Marcel hated Kol. Marcel admits that did not hate him, but did not want to Kol for Davina. Davina says that after all the crazy things she went through, all what she needed was Marcel to be near. Marcel feels guilty and apologizes to Davina, remembering about dagger that Kol and Davina created to dagger Klaus. Davina hints that they had already finished it. Then Marcel asks her dagger, but Davina says that Kol had left her dagger that she could protect herself and then she said that Marcel can go. Marcel leaves her alone. Later, after the tragic death of Aiden, a crying Davina came to Marcel and they hug. Marcel said that he's very sorry, and then Davina says that she has something for him. She gives a dagger to Marcel, and says that he wants them to use it against Klaus.
In For the Next Millennium, After a disastrous meeting with all 9 Covens Elders. Davina goes secretly to Marcel's Fight Club and asks him for advice to how show force in her leadership. He offers backup with his guys, but she declines since the attack was based on the fact that Kara Nguyen's belief that she's a vampire sympathizer. However Davina does indirectly get the idea to use Hayley as a assassin from him.
In You Hung the Moon, Marcel quickly realized it was Davina behind The Ninth Ward Coven Massacre. He suggest to her to her that she step downs as Regent and leads an normal life like she wanted to during The Aftermath of The First Harvest Attempt, but Davina declines since she feels its her responsibility to lead the witches.
In Out of the Easy, Marcel attempts to warn her about The Strix plans for her to be involved in The Mikealsons undoing. Davina tells him The Ancestors gave her an heads up, but she won;t back down like a coward. This leads Marcel into reluctantly supporting of shunning Davina so she would be safer. However Marcel is shown to have guilt over as he spies on her at the end of the episode.
In A Streetcar Named Desire, Marcel visits Davina and her fellow Sisters while conducting the powerful spell to unlink all vampires from Elijah and Klaus' sirelines. Marcel asks Davina not to perform this spell when the rest of the Strix are out of the room. Davina rejects this though while saying that Marcel would protect her no matter what. She planned to do the same for Marcel. Later, while the spell was hitting its climax, Marcel attempted to stop Davina. Marcel was able to stop the unlinking of Elijah Mikaelson's sireline, but Davina was able to stop anyone trying to disrupt the spell and successfully unlinked Klaus' sireline. After the spell, Davina expressed her hurt at Marcel for not trusting her, which put a slight strain on their friendship. She later ressurects Kol Mikaelson with her newfound power, unbeknownst to anyone so far.
In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Concerned for Davina's safety Marcel conceives a hex Kol to leave everything in the city behind although its fruitless thanks to the Ancestors. Marcel conforms a distraught Davina once she has learned the news.
In No More Heartbreaks, Marcel informs Davina that Cami, their friend, is dying from Lucien Castle's deadly bite. They try to work together to help find a cure for Cami, but they learn that there is no cure. Davina walks into the Mikaelson Compund to find the Mikaelsons all sitting around with devastated looks on their faces. Davina then realizes that Cami is dead and she automatically calls out for Marcel. She bursts into tears and Marcel rushes to her to hug her tightly.
In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Marcel first finds out that Davina is dead when he finds Kol Mikaelson in tears as he cradles Davina's corpse in his arms. Marcel reacts violently and attacks Kol, but he quickly recovers himself and fills himself with hope that Vincent and Van Nguyen can resurrect Davina. Marcel works with Kol and Vincent in order to bring her back, but complications ensue when Kara Nguyen threatens to destroy Davina's soul. Elijah and Freya Mikaelson take matters into their own hands and use Davina's spiritual essence/magic in order to kill Lucien Castle, betraying Davina and Marcel in the process. Marcel is then thrown into a deeper state of grief. Vincent later offers Marcel the Beast blood (after Lucien is killed) to Marcel in order to avenge Davina by going up against the Mikaelsons. Marcel gladly takes the blood, for Davina.
In Voodoo in My Blood, Marcel sees Davina's spirit for the first time in five years since her death. He begs her not to sacrifice Klaus, in order to trap the Hollow, however Davina sees no other way of saving the city and keeping everyone safe. Before she's able to sacrifice Klaus, Hope breaks the salt circle that allows Davina a physical hold on the mortal plane, sending her back to the Ancestral Plane. Later, at Davina's grave, Marcel tells her, unaware Davina's spirit is listening to him with a sorrowful look on her face, how he's sorry and that how enraged he was when she died. He wonders if she still believes in him, though she's unable to respond to him.
In Til the Day I Die, Davina and Marcel are talking together prior to Freya and Keelin’s wedding ceremony. Marcel seeks Davina’s advice about Declan, a human who found out about the supernatural community in New Orleans. Davina asks him why Declan doesn’t have the right to know about the truth, which stumps Marcel. Marcel continues to talk about New Orleans’ history of war in general, which Davina responds to by saying that the ones in power (referencing Marcel) should be the ones to change the situation of New Orleans, while mentioning Josh. This leaves Marcel speechless and in his thoughts.
- Davina appeared to be linked to Marcel by some kind of magic, as seen in Tangled Up In Blue, when Katie was subduing Marcel; whatever happened to Marcel, happened to Davina, and when Katie's magic made Marcel fall to the floor, Davina was also brought to the floor, even though she was all the way in her bedroom.
- They both brought Mikael to New Orleans:
- Their relationship is comparable to that of Aro and Jane from the Twilight franchise.
- Marcel regained Davina's friendship when he was trying to protect her from being sacrificed in Après Moi, Le Déluge.
- Marcel is the only family that Davina has left seeing as he genuinely cares about her. Unlike her mother who she had a strained relationship with for various of reasons.
- He's the only father figured that she knows due to her birth father being a deadbeat.
- They both had a romantic interest in the Original Vampires, Rebekah and Kol.
- Marcel didn't approve of her relationship with Kol, having had a rough history with him in the past.
- In Season Three, They were both the rulers of New Orleans, with Davina as Regent of the witches and Marcel as leader of the vampires. However, Davina has lost her title of being Regent as she was shunned by the witches for her role in the Ninth Ward Coven Massacre.
- After Davina's death and failed resurrection, Marcel has turned his back on Klaus, cutting ties with him as he blames him and the Mikaelsons for Davina's death.
- Parallel to Klaus' claim to him after Davina was sacrificed and immediately didn't come back after the reaping about not wanting to hear his name spoken in earshot when he assumed Marcel was dead. Marcel doesn't want to hear Davina's name spoken due to his grief.