Maria is the deuteragonist of "The Book of Life". She is the love interest of Manolo. She is beautiful, feisty and kind and she is the reason why the hero, Manolo must return back to the land of the Living. She has light tan skin, brown eyes, long dark brown hair in a ponytail, a white blouse, a red skirt and a gold locket; she is voiced by Zoe Saldana.
Maria is the daughter of General Posada and the childhood friend of Manolo. She later falls in love with him despite the fact that Joaquin, Manolo's friend-rival for her affection compete. When Manolo is killed, she believes that Manolo would come back an waits for him. More will be revealed when the film comes out.
She is set to debut in the Season 3 episode "MCF: Book of Life" with Manolo.
In the reboot of MCF: Families Reunited at Last, she is revealed to be Raina's biological mother and one of the original MCF. Maria is a lot like her daughter in the sense that during the Original MCF, she was also a dude magnet and she was one of the bravest on the team.
- MCF and the Book of Life (Debut)
- She is similar to Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and Marina from The Pebble and the Penguin in which they fall in love with their love intrests because of their personalities.
- She is also similar to Jasmine from Aladdin as she doesn't want to marry by her father's orders, but rather for love and sees love in Manolo the way Jasmine sees love in Aladdin
- Zoe Saldana is also known for portraying Nytoa Uhura in the 2009 reboot of Star Trek along with the sequel Into Darkness. Neytiri in James Cameron's Avatar, Anamaria in Pirates of the Carribean Curse of the Black Pearl as well as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. Gamora appears in the MCF version of Guardians of the Galaxy