Marisol Garza Solcedo, born Marisol Rojas Garza, is a Shadowhunter—one of the first few to Ascend again after decades. She was among the first batch of students at the reopened Shadowhunter Academy and trained alongside other Shadowhunters and mundanes, including Simon Lewis.
At a young age, Marisol began taking fencing classes. At one point, her parents died.
In 2008, after Marisol was recruited into the Shadowhunter Academy. Since she was already orphaned, Marisol simply accepted. She moved to Idris and was placed on the curricular stream with the other mundanes—a system the other Shadowhunters derogatorily call "dregs." During a swordplay basics gym session, Marisol was paired up with semi-legendary Simon Lewis, whom Marisol easily beat due to her training.
While initially in somewhat of a rivalry with the "elite" students, Marisol became friends with her fellow Ascendants, including Simon and George Lovelace, and even the Shadowhunters Jon Cartwright, Beatriz Mendoza, and Julie Beauvale, particularly during their second year, during which the six of them formed a team for their training missions. During her time at the Academy, Marisol grew very close to Jon, whom she liked to tease with mundane culture and contraptions.
After two years of training, Marisol eventually Ascended and became a full-fledged Shadowhunter.
Marisol eventually began dating Jon, who went on to become a Centurion. On a mission in Portugal once, around 2011, Marisol saved a group of mundanes from a Druj demon but was knocked unconscious. Centurion Zara Dearborn took credit for the act, backed by her friends, and Marisol was accused of just imagining her side of the story.
In 2012, Jon was killed during a mission in Los Angeles. According to Manuel Villalobos, she became very upset upon hearing about it. Marisol attended the war council against the Cohort called by Julian Blackthorn at the Los Angeles Institute some weeks after, wearing white as she was still mourning Jon's death.
After the self-imposed exile of Shadowhunters who defied the Cohort's wish to rule, Marisol helped set up the new Shadowhunter Academy in New York along with Simon, Beatriz, and Luke Garroway. She then attended Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood's wedding in Los Angeles. She and her friend Beatriz wore mourning white, with Beatriz mourning the recent loss of her parabatai Julie.
Skills and abilities
- Fencing: Marisol is a skilled sword-fighter due to her experience in fencing.