Who is Sandrone in Genshin Impact?
Sandrone, also known by her codename "Marionette", is the Seventh of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers. She is a mysterious character who has not yet been playable in Genshin Impact. Her first appearance was in the Teyvat Chapter Interlude Teaser: A Winter Night's Lazzo, where she was seen attending the funeral of La Signora. Not much is known about Sandrone's personality or abilities. However, she is said to be a brilliant researcher who specializes in automatons. She is also said to have a bad attitude and is not well-liked by her fellow Harbingers.
What we know about Sandrone so far
In the Winter Night’s Lazzo interlude trailer, we catch a glimpse of her. She appears as a young woman accompanied by a massive automaton. Her attire is somewhat reminiscent of Katheryne's dress, and her hairstyle bears a resemblance to Guizhong's, with long pieces and a fringe.
While we have limited information about Sandrone, some lore hints suggest she has a strong fascination with automatons like the Ruin Guards and Graders that remain from the fall of Khaenri'ah. Tartaglia, another character in Genshin Impact, mentions her in a voice line, stating that she often delves into research concerning Ruin Guards and looks at him with anger, though the reason for her anger remains a mystery.
There's speculation within the Genshin Impact community about Sandrone's true nature. Some wonder if she might be the human or the robot accompanying her, or possibly something entirely different. Her resemblance to Guizhong has sparked theories about reincarnation or copying. Some even speculate that she might be responsible for creating the Katheryne copies found throughout Teyvat.
In the context of the Commedia Dell'Arte, Sandrone's namesake character is typically male and has a wife and son represented by puppets. "Marionette" means puppet, which in Genshin Impact could allude to the giant automaton seen with Sandrone. It's important to note that many of these ideas are fan theories and lack concrete evidence or confirmation within the game's lore.