|“||One shot is for all you did to everyone here... And all the rest are because you messed up my clothing.||”|
— Cross to the defeated level 4
Cross Marian (クロス・マリアン , Kurosu Marian ) is an Exorcist and General of the Black Order. Though technically a member of the European Branch, he is notorious for disappearing for years on end and has expressed a great disdain for returning to Headquarters. He was the master of Allen Walker, and one of the only people who knew of Mana Walker's true intentions concerning the boy. Cross was the leader of Marian Unit.
Cross is a tall man who looks in his late twenties, early thirties but he is actually probably much older. It has been noted by Allen he didn't seem to age at all since he met him.
Cross's most distinguishing features are his long, vibrant red hair and a Phantom of the Opera-esque mask on the right side of his face. He has a goatee and eyes the same shade of red as his hair and wears wire-framed glasses. In the manga, when Allen is rescued by him during Noah's Ark Arc, he is seen to be wearing a skull, after which the skull shrinks back to a cross over his right eye, possibly due to a curse. He wears explorer type clothing and wears a hat, though he has been seen in a kimono when hiding out in Edo. He always carries his weapon on a holster on his leg.
Cross Marian is a man who loves to gamble and drink. When he gambles, he makes extravagant bets and, if he loses, he never pays, leaving Allen or someone else to do so. He loves very few things: women, wine, money and beautiful things. When in battle himself, he behaved in a cold and uncaring manner.
He was shown to be a gruff, demanding individual who was hard to please. In fact, he usually refers to Allen as "idiot apprentice" or stupid pupil in the English manga. Most of the Black Order consider Cross to be a great man, which he was. However, he was normally rude and tough on Allen. This could be because Allen was his apprentice and thus he had to be hard on him. Allen fears him, which is hinted from the fact most of his flashbacks about Cross end with some kind of unfortunate, (usually humorous) experience for him -with Allen insisting that Cross is a demon. Despite all this, Cross has shown a softness underneath his rough exterior for people such as Allen, Anita, and Lenalee .But, his soft side seems to show with women in general.