Marida Cruz (マリーダ・クルス,Marīda Kurusu) is an 18 year old Cyber Newtype. She was originally known as "Ple Twelve", a clone of Elpeo Ple. Marida is a lieutenant junior grade mobile suit pilot for Neo Zeon or "The Sleeves". She most note ably pilots the NZ-666 Kshatriya. The designation number of the Kshatriya says it all NZ-666, 666 better known as "The Mark Of The Beast".