A single Marian is discovered, though it looks like the person that each human misses or desires. The Martian, looking to be loved, becomes overwhelmed with everyone's projected desire and dies. "'I'm happy here, I'm loved, even as you loved me. I am what I am, and I take what can be taken; too late now, they've caught me." (p.169) This captures the mindset of the Martian in general, which is what drives the plot in this chapter.