In the game
Maria appears in Pokémon Uranium as the Gym Leader of Nowtoch City's Gym. This Gym is the first to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Maria will receive the Normal Badge, along with TM27 (Return).
When you first enter the city, the door to the gym will be blocked. Instead, you'll find a fan of Maria's, as she was the former Champion of Tandor. He give Maria's house key and ask you to go to her house southeast of the city, just north of the park. Once you enter, Maria will race over to the gym and you can proceed to challenge her.
"Hi again~ So, I don't think we were ever properly introduced. What's your name? ... I like it~
Welcome to the Nowtoch City Pokémon Gym!~ I'm Maria, Normal-type specialist...but you know that already! Of course, most folks know me as "Maria, Champion of Tandor"...Those days of my life are over, though.
Now, I supervise young Trainers like you, on their way to greatness. It's a long, difficult battle, all the way to the Champion...have you got what it takes? Your very first test in the Tandor League...begins now!"
" You have a great future ahead, but what about now?"
That's the fighting spirit I wanted to see!
You're deserving of this Normal Badge!"
I gotta say, the spirit you showed in battle...you remind me of me when I was just starting out. Try and hold on to that determination, and I'm sure it'll take you far!~
Also, take this TM, too!~
As you travel together with your Pokémon, the bond between you will grow stronger. The deeper your friendship, the more powerful the Return is in battle! TMs are infinite-use, so feel free to teach it to as many Pokémon as you like! Nearly all of them can learn this one.~
It was fun battling you. Good luck on your journey!~"
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- Maria's name was originally going to be Rachel.