|“|| Marcel: I was a damn fool to ever love you.
Rebekah: I could say the same.
The relationship between the Original Vampire, Rebekah Mikaelson and the Upgraded Original Vampire, Marcel Gerard. Rebekah and Marcel have a passionate forbidden love. When they are in the same room, it's like electricity, it's both emotional and physical with them. Although both of them have betrayed the other over the decades, they still love each other.
They are known as "Rebel" by fans.
Rebekah and Marcel first met during Emil's funeral as Rebekah watched Klaus save Marcel. Marcel grew up with the Mikaelsons and developed feelings for Rebekah. They'd practice fencing together and Marcel had promised to marry her one day. As Marcel grew older into an adult, he still had feelings for her. One day, he tried to kiss her, but Klaus goes against it. Later, after Marcel swam in the Mississippi river and came back, he and Rebekah gave in to their feelings, but Rebekah feared what Klaus would do, but Marcel says he doesn't care, he'll die smiling. Klaus catches them and holds Marcel at the sword and daggers Rebekah for 52 years, but gives Marcel a choice; to undagger Rebekah and live out their years until he's an old man or to be a vampire. He choose to live forever as a vampire, leaving Rebekah daggered for 52 years.
Throughout The Originals Series
In House of the Rising Son, after returning to New Orleans, Rebekah watches Marcel from afar before he comes to her. He says the last time he saw her, she and her brothers were fleeing New Orleans from Mikael. Rebekah tells him she thought he was dead. Marcel replies that she never found out and asks why she's there. Rebekah asks if Marcel knows where Elijah is. Marcel doesn't answer the question, but Rebekah tells him that if she finds out he's hiding Elijah, she'll kill him herself.
In Tangled Up In Blue, Marcel confronts Rebekah about Camille being at the masquerade ball and asks her if she's trying to be cute inviting a human in amidst all these vampires in attendance. Rebekah tells him she thinks he fancies her because of her pure heart and offers to feed it to him. Marcel tells her that jealousy looks good on her.
In Bloodletting, Marcel shows Rebekah the garden and tell her it is the foundation of a house he was building for them.
In The River in Reverse, she doesn't give up Marcel's whereabouts to Klaus. She later goes to Marcel's meeting and takes charge of it by kicking out Tyler Lockwood when he suggests to kill a innocent baby. Due to Marcel's views on child abuse he agrees and locks him in the Garden. They see Klaus' hybrid status and Marcel waves the white flag to save his remaining vampires.
In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, in the garden, Marcel tells Rebekah that Klaus and him are on good terms and it's not a good idea for him to see her behind Klaus' back. He tells Rebekah that he has people to look out for and he can't turn his back on them, not even for her. She reminds of their secret back in 1919.
In The Casket Girls, Rebekah is mad at Marcel for siding with Klaus and tells him to stay away from her. At the end of the episode Rebekah brings Davina to Marcel.
In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Rebekah convinces Marcel that they must complete the Harvest.
In Crescent City, Marcel is worried about Rebekah and warns her that the witch Genevieve might be after them. Rebekah tells him that they must get rid of her as they once did, because she could reveal too much secret about their past. At the end of the episode Elijah tells Marcel that witches have Rebekah.
In Long Way Back From Hell, In Flashbacks to 1919 they sneak around like two teenagers behind Klaus' back and watch Genevieve perform the summoning spell. She catches them in a heated make out season in the morgue.
In I Love You, Goodbye, Marcel sees Rebekah leaving Hayley's wedding and recognizes her in her new body. Earlier Hayley had mentioned to her that Marcel is still single after she left.
They did not interact much at all this season, however, in The Bloody Crown, Rebekah is awoken being she is needed to help defend the Mikaelson family after Marcel declares war on them all. Marcel is surprised to find Rebekah awake when she decides to speak on Klaus' behalf during Klaus' "trial" with all of Klaus' former, revenge-ridden sireline. Rebekah attempts to defend him by calling all of Klaus' former sireline hypocrites for wanting justice on Klaus, but they too are guilty of similar crimes over the thousands of years of their existence. Rebekah unfortunately seemingly succumbs to the curse that was originally placed on her and Marcel uses that to his advantage. Marcel and Rebekah (part pretending-part effected by the curse) condemn Klaus to suffer under the wrath of Papa Tunde's blade. In the end, Rebekah did this to go behind Marcel's back and save Klaus' life, along with the rest of her siblings. Marcel and Rebekah are currently separated and presumably have been separated for three years being Rebekah is forced to undergo a spelled slumber until Hayley finds cures for all of the cursed Mikaelson siblings. It can be assumed that Rebekah and Marcel's relationship is either strained or even broken.
In No Quarter,
- Young Marcel: "I'm gonna marry you someday."
- Rebekah: "I would never marry someone who couldn't beat me in a duel."
- Marcel: "Rebekah Mikaelson. Come to teach me another lesson?"
- Marcel: "Last time I saw you, Royal Street was burning and you all were fleeing the city from your daddy."
- Rebekah: "I thought you were dead."
- Marcel: "You never looked back to find out."
- Marcel: "Welcome back, Rebekah. You were out for quite a while."
- Rebekah: "Where am I? How'd I get here?"
- Marcel: "You upset Davina. I'm glad you two finally got to meet. Now you know what you're dealin' with."
- Rebekah: "Is this my old room?"
- Marcel: "Oh, it's mine now. Just like this town is mine, Davina's mine and Elijah's mine, until I feel like giving him back. What was once yours, what was once your brother's, it's now mine. And don't ever touch Cami again."
- Rebekah: And I'm supposed to believe that after a century, suddenly you're willing to risk death at his hands to be with me?
- Marcel: I want to defend my home. I want to be free, and if that means I get to be with you, all the more reason to bury him.
- -- Bloodletting
- Marcel: Rebekah, twice in one night, to what do I owe the pleasure.
- Rebekah: Call me old fashioned, but I believe farewells are best in person.
- Marcel: You got Elijah back and now you're both gonna tuck-tail and run. Smart girl. Have a nice life.
- Rebekah: He's staying and I'm not running, I'm disembarking a sinking ship.
- Marcel: People have been saying this city's been sinking since I was a boy...it ain't going anywhere. But hey, how about one for the road?
- Rebekah: Why, so that you could liquor me up and convince me to stay?
- Marcel: Why else did you come here?
- Rebekah: I came to say goodbye.
- Marcel: Then say it...
- Rebekah: I've been away from this home almost a 100 years, and you haven't changed a thing in my bedroom.
- Marcel: I guess I was holding out hope that you'd come back to it. Although, I imagine it's not as comfortable as those beds at the Palace Royale.
- Rebekah: It's plenty comfortable.
- Rebekah: Well now you can have whatever you want. Come with me.
- Marcel: And go where, Rebekah?
- Rebekah: Whereever we want to. We can build a home together. We can leave behind Klaus, and this city, and those orphan Annie vampires.
- Marcel: Those orphan-Annie vampires are my family and this city is my home.
- Rebekah: It was my home too once. I left...
- Marcel: You ran. I stayed. This empire, it thrives because of me, and you want me to run? A man does not run from his home.
- Rebekah: I have lived a lot longer than you, Marcellus! I have seen kings rise and fall, and if there's one thing that I know to be true it is that no matter how big your empire becomes, it is nothing if you have no one to share it with. You want New Orleans? Have it. I won't be here to stop you.
- (Rebekah and Marcel stand in front of Esther's grave)
- Rebekah: I was thinking. My mother was consecrated and buried here. She is forever bound to this land, but not me. I'm finally free, and you?
- Marcel: Your brothers came into town like they own this place, like they own me. They took my home, my people, everything...I can't just run away.
- Rebekah: I'm not asking you to. I'm not a fool. I see how much you love this city, and I am not the kind of girl who likes to share.
- (Rebekah begins to walk away, but stops and turns around)
- Rebekah: I do wish you had finished building our home. Even if we never set foot inside, it would have been nice if there was something beautiful left standing after all of this.
- (Rebekah continues to turn around but Marcel grabs her and kisses her)
- Rebekah: Goodbye, Marcel Gerard. Do try to stay alive.
- Klaus kept them apart but later allowed them to be together in the flashback of Farewell to Storyville.
- Klaus daggered Rebekah over her affair with Marcel and gave Marcel two choices: either undagger Rebekah and live out the rest of his human days with her or let her stay daggered and let Klaus turn him into a vampire. Marcel chose to become a vampire, leaving Rebekah daggered for over fifty years which left Rebekah heartbroken.
- Marcel had a childhood aspiration to marry Rebekah.
- Rebekah was Marcel's first love.
- Until Elijah told her otherwise, Rebekah - like her brothers - thought Marcel was dead.
- Marcel appeared to be hurt that she never came back to New Orleans to see if he was actually dead.
- In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Rebekah tells Marcel that she's no longer interested, but later hooks up with him.
- Rebekah asks Marcel to come with her and leave New Orleans, but he says no.
- Rebekah tells Marcel that his empire is nothing without someone to share it with which seemed to affect him. She storms off and Marcel is left on the balcony alone, seemingly upset.
- Marcel never changed anything in Rebekah's bedroom, for nearly a century.
- Marcel designed a mansion for him and Rebekah.
- Marcel brought Tunde into New Orleans to scare Klaus away so that he and Rebekah could be together, but after Tunde is killed and Marcel tells Rebekah, she explains there's only one man that Klaus is truly afraid of, her father Mikael. So they lure him to New Orleans.
- Their relationship is put on hold due to Rebekah leaving town and Marcel deciding to stay in Farewell to Storyville.
- Also, being Rebekah worked to find a resurrection spell for Kol Mikaelson, their relationship is still currently on hold.
- Even after declaring war against the Mikaelson Family in The Bloody Crown, Marcel made it clear that he would never hurt Rebekah.