History Characters / JohnCarterOfMars

11th Sep '17 5:09:11 AM TheNerevarine
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* HeroicBSOD: Has one at the end of ''The Gods of Mars''.

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* HeroicBSOD: Has one at the end of ''The Gods of Mars''.Mars'' when [[spoiler:he sees his wife being trapped inside the Temple of the Sun with a very jealous rival ready to kill her, and there is nothing he could do to save them]].
* LadyAndKnight: He is the White Knight to Dejah's Bright Lady, being a Virginian gentleman and a unparalleled warrior sworn to defend his lady love.



* LadyAndKnight: The Bright Lady to John's White Knight, being a proud and fiercely aristocratic Red Martian princess who needs protecting.



* HelloNurse: She has inherited her mother's extreme beauty, and many men are willing to ignore her less than appealing personality flaws because of it.

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* HelloNurse: She has inherited her mother's extreme beauty, and many men are willing to ignore her less than less-than appealing personality flaws because of it.
21st Aug '17 9:36:38 PM Ramidel
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* TheBerserker: When a red haze covers his vision, it's probably best to be somewhere else; he'll slaughter everyone in the vicinity.
21st Aug '17 9:34:19 PM Ramidel
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He's not personally concerned with morality. He starts off largely evil, is given a second chance by Ulysses Paxton on condition of working for the welfare of Barsoom, and then one of his experiments [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horribly wrong]] and he ends up working for the bad guys again, before being rescued and turning good once more.
21st Aug '17 9:28:36 PM Ramidel
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* AntiVillain: He's trying to protect his people from discovery and destruction by the outside world (which is a legitimately dangerous place). He does this by killing any outsiders who stumble on Horz.
25th Feb '17 4:27:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Bent on conquering the world, Tul Axatar caused several advanced war products to be developed which would make victory guaranteed; disentegrating rays, [[GenreSavvy disintegration-proofing]], cloaking devices. He also deliberately overpopulated his land so that he could ZergRush enemies with immense armies - who cares if they starve between wars? He also had a harem of thousands of women kidnapped around Mars, with Sanoma Tora as the newest addition.

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Bent on conquering the world, Tul Axatar caused several advanced war products to be developed which would make victory guaranteed; disentegrating rays, [[GenreSavvy disintegration-proofing]], rays,disintegration-proofing, cloaking devices. He also deliberately overpopulated his land so that he could ZergRush enemies with immense armies - who cares if they starve between wars? He also had a harem of thousands of women kidnapped around Mars, with Sanoma Tora as the newest addition.
25th Jan '17 2:04:36 PM TheNerevarine
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!!!This is trope page specific to characters from ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''. See [[Characters/WarlordOfMars here]] for the character sheet to the ''ComicBook/WarlordOfMars'' and [[Characters/JohnCarter here]] to the [[Film/JohnCarter 2012 movie]]
17th Jan '17 4:21:16 AM SorPepita
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[[folder: Black Martians "The First Born"]]
Referred to as the very first race of men in Barsoom, the Black Martians trace their origins to 23 million years in the past, being the very first people to break from their egg shells. To the rest of Barsoom, they came from the nearest moon of Thuria but in reality, they dwell in the Lost Sea of Korus under Valley Dor, but they also inhabit the hidden stronghold of Kamtol in the great rift valley. The First Born are a proud people that consider themselves superior to all Martians.

'''Tropes related to the Black Martians'''
* AbusivePrecursors: The original humanoid race of Barsoom, at least according to their stories, now limited to a couple of [[HiddenElfVillage Hidden Elf Villages]] sustained by raiding the rest of the world.
* AGodAmI: A society with delusions of god-like grandeur. Issus (the Supreme Deity of Mars) is the main example, being the Deity of Deities.
* DarkIsEvil: They pull a HeelFaceTurn after Issus is dethroned, but they still remain ruthless racist pirate-lords as seen with the First-Born in Kamtol. Xodar is honorable, but it's clear he is the exception.
* AFateWorseThanDeath: To any female Thern, being taken alive by the First-Born pirates is considered one. Considering they spend one year being forced to live as Issus' handmaiden and then sacrificed after that in her glory, it's pretty bad.
* FoodChainOfEvil: You know White Martians are bad because they eat Red and Green ones. The Black Martians ''eat all of these''.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Red and White Martian females are the favorite prey of the First-Born pirates, as Dejah and Phaidor finds out. They have no use for female Green Martians, so they kick Sola out when she is captured alongside Dejah.
* TheHedonist: First-Born's society is so decadent that they see menial labor beneath them. Everything that doesn't involve warfare is left to the slaves and it's said their females are so idle they require slaves to narrate and describe the world around then so they wouldn't have to ''open their eyes''.
* MadeASlave: The First-Born rely very heavily on pillaging and slavery so any of the Barsoomian races are prone to being this.
* MasterRace: They consider themselves so above everyone else in Barsoom that even the lowliest First-Born peasant is a God of his own right, tended by his own slave retinue. They even run risk of being enslaved themselves when they fall out in favor of Issus.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: All men are expected to fight and die for Issus as their privileged honor and duty. Those that are defeated and survive suffer immense disgrace, and lose their favor with Issus and are reduced to slaves themselves - the only way to recover their favor was to fight in the arena.
* RapePillageAndBurn: Raiding Valley Dor for women to enslave is not merely their pastime, ''it's their sacred duty''. They are not the only ones, since they target the Red People too.
* SpacePirates: Played with. They are pirates from an alien planet that pilot air ships and were initially thought to be natives from one of Barsoom's moons, but they actually live underground.

!!Issus
The Supreme Deity of Mars, she is in reality an very ancient female Black Martian.
* AGodAmI: The Supreme Deity of Mars Is She.
* BigBad: Of the second book ''The Gods of Mars''.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: Carter leaves Issus at the mercy of her subjects after exposing.
* ElderlyImmortal: Martians are said to be TheAgeless, yet Issus clearly shows signs of age. She is probably ''that old''.
* [[GodEmperor God Empress]]: Of the Black Martians
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Issus ruled over her kingdom with iron fist, and had female slaves regularly sacrificed to her for no reason but to glorify her "divinity".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: She was butchered by her own people after Carter revealed she was nothing more than an crazy old woman.
* IAmAHumanitarian: After a year or so, Issus devours her handmaidens.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: When actually confronted, she's revealed to be powerless.
* PsychicPowers: Part of how she maintains the fiction of her divinity; most Martians are mildly telepathic, but the ability is unknown among the First Born- except for her. Carter recognizes what it is almost immediately, though.
* RevengeByProxy: She has Dejah, Thuvia and Phaidor thrown inside the Temple of the Sun, sentencing them to a slow death by starvation, because all three women were in love with John Carter, the Earthman who dared to defy her divine will.
* TimeAbyss: How old is she said to be is not stated, but judging by how long Barsoom venerated her as a goddess, it's believed she is over hundreds of thousands years old.
* VillainousBreakdown: Issus gradually loses her sanity after having her will defied by John Carter. When he has the crone at his mercy, she had gone so off the deep end that it even disturbed him.
-->''And then it was that she went mad. A screaming, gibbering maniac writhed in my grasp. It bit and clawed and scratched in impotent fury. And then it laughed a weird and terrible laughter that froze the blood. The slave girls upon the dais shrieked and cowered away. And the thing jumped at them and gnashed its teeth and then spat upon them from frothing lips. God, but it was a horrid sight.''

!!Xodar

* DefectorFromDecadence: He renounces Issus once she realizes she is not all-powerful as he was lead to believe.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Turned into Carter's friend after being defeated.
* FireForgedFriends: He and Carter start out enemies, but become allies after being imprisoned in Issus' dungeons together.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: At first, he's the only sympathetic Black Martian.
* NobleDemon: The most noble of all known Black Martians.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians, despite his being a case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.
* WorthyOpponent: Of Carter.

!! Thurid
A First Born Dator that first appeared in the second book to humiliate Xodar after he had fallen from grace. John defends Xodar by knocking out Thurid and severely wounding his pride. He joined forces with Matai Shang in ''Warlord of Mars'', providing him with a secret entrance to the Temple of Issus where his wife Dejah Thoris is imprisioned, motivated to absolutely hurt the Earthman for humiliating him.

* AscendedExtra: In ''Gods'' he appears in one scene, where all he does is get badly beaten by Carter. In the next book, ''Warlord'', he's one of the main villains.
* BigBad: Of ''Warlord'', with Matai Shang and Salensus Oll.
* TheBrute: He's quite a brutal person.
* MasterRace: He's a First Born. It's their thing. Not that it stops him from lusting after females from "lesser races".
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Matai Shang; he's red. He's a HotBlooded warrior motivated primarily by a desire for revenge.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He ''hates'' Carter for humiliating him in front of Issus' court.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Matai Shang.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He backstabs Matai Shang when the Thern's last plan goes belly-up. Of course, Thurid himself dies minutes later when Phaidor [[AvengingTheVillain Avenges the Villain]].
* VillainousCrush: Towards Dejah Thoris.
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[[folder: Black Martians "The First Born"]]
Referred to as the very first race of men in Barsoom, the Black Martians trace their origins to 23 million years in the past, being the very first people to break from their egg shells. To the rest of Barsoom, they came from the nearest moon of Thuria but in reality, they dwell in the Lost Sea of Korus under Valley Dor, but they also inhabit the hidden stronghold of Kamtol in the great rift valley. The First Born are a proud people that consider themselves superior to all Martians.

'''Tropes related to the Black Martians'''
* AbusivePrecursors: The original humanoid race of Barsoom, at least according to their stories, now limited to a couple of [[HiddenElfVillage Hidden Elf Villages]] sustained by raiding the rest of the world.
* AGodAmI: A society with delusions of god-like grandeur. Issus (the Supreme Deity of Mars) is the main example, being the Deity of Deities.
* DarkIsEvil: They pull a HeelFaceTurn after Issus is dethroned, but they still remain ruthless racist pirate-lords as seen with the First-Born in Kamtol. Xodar is honorable, but it's clear he is the exception.
* AFateWorseThanDeath: To any female Thern, being taken alive by the First-Born pirates is considered one. Considering they spend one year being forced to live as Issus' handmaiden and then sacrificed after that in her glory, it's pretty bad.
* FoodChainOfEvil: You know White Martians are bad because they eat Red and Green ones. The Black Martians ''eat all of these''.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Red and White Martian females are the favorite prey of the First-Born pirates, as Dejah and Phaidor finds out. They have no use for female Green Martians, so they kick Sola out when she is captured alongside Dejah.
* TheHedonist: First-Born's society is so decadent that they see menial labor beneath them. Everything that doesn't involve warfare is left to the slaves and it's said their females are so idle they require slaves to narrate and describe the world around then so they wouldn't have to ''open their eyes''.
* MadeASlave: The First-Born rely very heavily on pillaging and slavery so any of the Barsoomian races are prone to being this.
* MasterRace: They consider themselves so above everyone else in Barsoom that even the lowliest First-Born peasant is a God of his own right, tended by his own slave retinue. They even run risk of being enslaved themselves when they fall out in favor of Issus.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: All men are expected to fight and die for Issus as their privileged honor and duty. Those that are defeated and survive suffer immense disgrace, and lose their favor with Issus and are reduced to slaves themselves - the only way to recover their favor was to fight in the arena.
* RapePillageAndBurn: Raiding Valley Dor for women to enslave is not merely their pastime, ''it's their sacred duty''. They are not the only ones, since they target the Red People too.
* SpacePirates: Played with. They are pirates from an alien planet that pilot air ships and were initially thought to be natives from one of Barsoom's moons, but they actually live underground.

!!Issus
The Supreme Deity of Mars, she is in reality an very ancient female Black Martian.
* AGodAmI: The Supreme Deity of Mars Is She.
* BigBad: Of the second book ''The Gods of Mars''.
* DoWithHimAsYouWill: Carter leaves Issus at the mercy of her subjects after exposing.
* ElderlyImmortal: Martians are said to be TheAgeless, yet Issus clearly shows signs of age. She is probably ''that old''.
* [[GodEmperor God Empress]]: Of the Black Martians
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Issus ruled over her kingdom with iron fist, and had female slaves regularly sacrificed to her for no reason but to glorify her "divinity".
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: She was butchered by her own people after Carter revealed she was nothing more than an crazy old woman.
* IAmAHumanitarian: After a year or so, Issus devours her handmaidens.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: When actually confronted, she's revealed to be powerless.
* PsychicPowers: Part of how she maintains the fiction of her divinity; most Martians are mildly telepathic, but the ability is unknown among the First Born- except for her. Carter recognizes what it is almost immediately, though.
* RevengeByProxy: She has Dejah, Thuvia and Phaidor thrown inside the Temple of the Sun, sentencing them to a slow death by starvation, because all three women were in love with John Carter, the Earthman who dared to defy her divine will.
* TimeAbyss: How old is she said to be is not stated, but judging by how long Barsoom venerated her as a goddess, it's believed she is over hundreds of thousands years old.
* VillainousBreakdown: Issus gradually loses her sanity after having her will defied by John Carter. When he has the crone at his mercy, she had gone so off the deep end that it even disturbed him.
-->''And then it was that she went mad. A screaming, gibbering maniac writhed in my grasp. It bit and clawed and scratched in impotent fury. And then it laughed a weird and terrible laughter that froze the blood. The slave girls upon the dais shrieked and cowered away. And the thing jumped at them and gnashed its teeth and then spat upon them from frothing lips. God, but it was a horrid sight.''

!!Xodar

* DefectorFromDecadence: He renounces Issus once she realizes she is not all-powerful as he was lead to believe.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Turned into Carter's friend after being defeated.
* FireForgedFriends: He and Carter start out enemies, but become allies after being imprisoned in Issus' dungeons together.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: At first, he's the only sympathetic Black Martian.
* NobleDemon: The most noble of all known Black Martians.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians, despite his being a case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.
* WorthyOpponent: Of Carter.

!! Thurid
A First Born Dator that first appeared in the second book to humiliate Xodar after he had fallen from grace. John defends Xodar by knocking out Thurid and severely wounding his pride. He joined forces with Matai Shang in ''Warlord of Mars'', providing him with a secret entrance to the Temple of Issus where his wife Dejah Thoris is imprisioned, motivated to absolutely hurt the Earthman for humiliating him.

* AscendedExtra: In ''Gods'' he appears in one scene, where all he does is get badly beaten by Carter. In the next book, ''Warlord'', he's one of the main villains.
* BigBad: Of ''Warlord'', with Matai Shang and Salensus Oll.
* TheBrute: He's quite a brutal person.
* MasterRace: He's a First Born. It's their thing. Not that it stops him from lusting after females from "lesser races".
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians.
* RedOniBlueOni: With Matai Shang; he's red. He's a HotBlooded warrior motivated primarily by a desire for revenge.
* RevengeBeforeReason: He ''hates'' Carter for humiliating him in front of Issus' court.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Matai Shang.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He backstabs Matai Shang when the Thern's last plan goes belly-up. Of course, Thurid himself dies minutes later when Phaidor [[AvengingTheVillain Avenges the Villain]].
* VillainousCrush: Towards Dejah Thoris.
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17th Jan '17 4:20:24 AM SorPepita
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* DefeatMeansFriendship

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* DefeatMeansFriendshipDefeatMeansFriendship: Turned into Carter's friend after being defeated.



* NobleDemon
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
* WorthyOpponent

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* NobleDemon
NobleDemon: The most noble of all known Black Martians.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy
ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians, despite his being a case of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.
* WorthyOpponent
WorthyOpponent: Of Carter.



* AlphaBitch: The Martian equivalent of one, being the princess of a cannibal cult that looks down on all other Martian peoples and consider themselves as divine beings and acting extremely condescending towards John Carter at times. While her age is not specified, she is possibly much younger than Carter, who refers to her as "young girl" many times.

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* AlphaBitch: The Martian equivalent of one, being the princess of a cannibal cult that looks down on all other Martian peoples and consider themselves as divine beings and beings, acting extremely condescending towards John Carter at times. While her age is not specified, she is possibly much younger than Carter, who refers to her as "young girl" many times.



* BreakTheHaughty: She is captured by Black Martian pirates which is considered AFateWorseThanDeath among her kind and upon learning that her people are not truly gods, but prey to another race that had manipulated them the same way her people did with the Red and Green Martians, she sits in a corner with her face buried in her arms sobbing like a very unhappy little girl than a proud and all-powerful goddess.

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* BreakTheHaughty: She is captured by Black Martian pirates which is considered AFateWorseThanDeath among her kind and upon learning that her people are not truly gods, but prey to another race that had manipulated them the same way her people did with the Red and Green Martians, she sits in a corner with her face buried in her arms sobbing sobbing, more like a very unhappy little girl than a proud and all-powerful goddess.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first scene, Phaidor is a First-Born captive. When Carter releases her saying he will kill her captors, she flashes a SlasherSmile towards him, which greatly disturbs Carter how could such lovely and beautiful face sport such cruel smile. It gives the impression that she isn't as innocent she appears.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In her first scene, Phaidor is a First-Born captive. When Carter releases her saying he will kill her captors, she flashes a SlasherSmile towards him, which greatly disturbs Carter over how could such lovely and beautiful face sport such cruel smile. It gives the impression that she isn't as innocent as she appears.



* ObliviouslyEvil: It's clear that, even more than your average thern, Phaidor simply does not get why being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] [[AGodAmI would-be goddess]] or attempting to MurderTheHypotenuse would be a bad thing. She suffers a HeelRealization when she can't deny it anymore.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: It's clear that, even more than your average thern, Thern, Phaidor simply does not get why being a [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] [[AGodAmI would-be goddess]] or attempting to MurderTheHypotenuse would be a bad thing. She suffers a HeelRealization when she can't deny it anymore.



* VillainessesWantHeroes

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* VillainessesWantHeroesVillainessesWantHeroes: She wants Carter.



* EvilRedhead

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* EvilRedheadEvilRedhead: A red-haired villain.



* MasterOfIllusion

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* MasterOfIllusionMasterOfIllusion: He can create illusions.



* RealityWarper
* YourMindMakesItReal

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* RealityWarper
RealityWarper: A low-key one, but he has this power; he can even create life (like Kar Komak).
* YourMindMakesItReal
YourMindMakesItReal: This is what gives him reality warping powers. He has the most powerful mind in Lothar, which makes him the most powerful Lotharian.



* MasterOfIllusion
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: He is the only fully sympathetic White Martian, unlike Phaidor who is introduced as a villain and performs a late HeelFaceTurn followed by RedemptionEqualsDeath, Komak on the other hand is heroic from beginning to end.

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* MasterOfIllusion
MasterOfIllusion: Like his creator.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: He is the only fully sympathetic White Martian, Martian; unlike Phaidor who is introduced as a villain and performs a late HeelFaceTurn followed by RedemptionEqualsDeath, Komak on the other hand is heroic from beginning to end.
17th Jan '17 3:56:32 AM SorPepita
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* TheBrute

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* TheBruteTheBrute: He's quite a brutal person.



* ProudWarriorRaceGuy

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* ProudWarriorRaceGuyProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like all Black Martians.
17th Jan '17 3:54:03 AM SorPepita
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* NotSoExtinct: They were thought to be wiped out by the Green People milennia ago, they managed to stop their invaders dead in the North pole and proceeded to hide themselves and make everyone believe they were gone.

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* NotSoExtinct: They were thought to be wiped out by the Green People milennia ago, but they managed to stop their invaders dead in the North pole Pole and proceeded to hide themselves and make everyone believe they were gone.
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