Mariel Lubie (マリエル・ラビエ) takes Cecile Croomy's place as Lloyd Asplund's assistant in the Suzaku of the Counterattack manga. She is one year older than Suzaku and serves as his love interest instead of Euphemia li Britannia, but she has already graduated from university. She and her father, Lenard Lubie, are targeted by the Black Knights personally led by Zero before Suzaku intervenes in his Lancelot combat suit. She is injured when an explosive detonates near her, resulting in Lenard's death. From there the embittered Suzaku takes care of Mariel at his home.