Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Marlene McKinnon
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Marlene McKinnon is a former member of the Order of the Phoenix who was killed along with her family.
Role in the Books
At the celebratory party at Grimmauld Place for Ron and Hermione's appointment as Prefects, Alastor Moody shows Harry a photograph of the original Order of the Phoenix. Marlene McKinnon is in that photo, and Moody says that she and her family had been killed by Death Eaters.
Relationships with Other Characters
She seems to have been good friends with Lily as the latter said that she cried all night after Marlene was killed by Death Eaters. It's possible that they knew each other from their Hogwarts years.
Perhaps because it was apparently a letter from Sirius that mentioned Marlene's death, fans seem to believe she was in a relationship with Sirius, and have created fiction of their own centered about this relationship. The practice of creating or assuming relationships, particularly those unsupported or flat-out denied by the actual story arc, is known as "shipping".