History Manga / MAR

12th Nov '15 1:12:53 PM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier - Possible deconstruction: Avrute, one of the Chess bishops in the forth battle of the war game, moves slowly and wields a huge claw that can slice through anything; [[spoiler: he gets defeated ''instantly'' before he can even do anything.]]
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* MightyGlacier - Possible deconstruction: Avrute, one of the Chess bishops in the forth battle of the war game, moves slowly and wields a huge claw that can slice through anything; [[spoiler: he gets defeated ''instantly'' before he can even do anything.]]
27th May '15 2:09:51 PM StFan
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A shonen action manga/anime by Nobuyuki Anzai, the creator of ''FlameOfRecca''.
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A shonen action manga/anime by Nobuyuki Anzai, the creator of ''FlameOfRecca''. ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.

* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Together with PrinceOfTennis, MAR was aired out of order for several weeks, so that the audience had no idea what was going on. By the time they decided to start over and air the series properly, most of the fans had given up, and it was taken off the air a few months later. It survived for a time on the internet, but that, too, was soon abandoned. DVD's were likewise abandoned as Viz Media gave up on the series entirely. It seems the most we'll ever get from an official source is the 52 episodes currently on Hulu.
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Together with PrinceOfTennis, MAR ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', ''MÄR'' was aired out of order for several weeks, so that the audience had no idea what was going on. By the time they decided to start over and air the series properly, most of the fans had given up, and it was taken off the air a few months later. It survived for a time on the internet, but that, too, was soon abandoned. DVD's were likewise abandoned as Viz Media gave up on the series entirely. It seems the most we'll ever get from an official source is the 52 episodes currently on Hulu.
7th May '15 11:59:37 AM icebolt1000
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** One of [[spoiler:Phantom]]'s abilities is to trap his enemies into what appears to be the Phantom Zone, from ''Superman''. That and he is called [[spoiler:Phantom]].
30th Sep '14 3:46:44 AM NemuruMaeNi
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despoilering trope names per Administrivia.Handling Spoilers; removing a Natter/Examples Are Not Arguable entry, removing many more Natter entries; commented out some Zero Context Examples; removed Tomboy And Girly Girl since natter agrees it's a shoehorned example; minor formatting; broken the dual-trope-entry (Examples Are Not Arguable); Removed Blood Knight altogether, thanks to Natterfullness; toned down some gloating; removed Summon Everyman Hero for dubious qualifiers regarding trope play
** Phantom is clearly evil, but he takes off his mask and no one knows it's him.

* AlternateUniverse - Mär * AlwaysChaoticEvil - The Chess * [[spoiler: AmnesiacDissonance - Babbo was Phantom's Ärm in the first games.]]
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* ApologeticAttacker - Rolan
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* {{Badass}} - Characters on both sides each exhibit moments of badassery, but Alan takes the cake, literally everything he says and does looks badass. ** Except [[WeaksauceWeakness against cats]].
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* {{Badass}} - Characters on both sides each exhibit moments of badassery, but Alan takes the cake, literally everything he says and does looks badass. ** badass. Except [[WeaksauceWeakness against cats]].

** Poor Dorothy, despite being a canonically straight woman, that doesn't stop the animators for taken advantage of her in the name of Fanservice.

* BilingualBonus - Märchen is German for "Fairy Tale" ** Koyuki is Japanese for 'little snow', her alternate within MAR is Snow
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* BilingualBonus - Märchen is German for "Fairy Tale" Tale". ** Koyuki is Japanese for 'little snow', her alternate within MAR is SnowSnow.

* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome - The Zombie Tattoo, depending on how you look at it. On the one hand, it grants immortality; even if you die, you simply RiseFromYourGrave some time later. In addition to that, the tattoo is a gift and Märk of admiration from Phantom, something every Chess Piece would quite literally kill for. On the other hand, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever it grants immortality]] by making you into a living zombie; "never to die, and never to truly live again". Mär member [[spoiler:Alviss]] views it as a curse, while Knight Rolan views it as a great blessing.
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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome - The Zombie Tattoo, depending on how you look at it. On the one hand, it grants immortality; even if you die, you simply RiseFromYourGrave some time later. In addition to that, the tattoo is a gift and Märk of admiration from Phantom, something every Chess Piece would quite literally kill for. On the other hand, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever it grants immortality]] by making you into a living zombie; "never to die, and never to truly live again". Mär member [[spoiler:Alviss]] views it as a curse, while Knight Rolan views it as a great blessing.

* BloodKnight - The basic Chess Piece philosophy, especially Phantom and Peta. They believe that a peaceful, pristine world like MärHeaven is meaningless without conflict, war, and battle. ** Somewhat subverted in that most are CavalierCompetitor as long as they're winning, especially with Phantom, only Kannochi plays it straight in the love of battle * BloodyMurder - Peta
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* BloodKnight - The basic Chess Piece philosophy, especially Phantom and Peta. They believe that a peaceful, pristine world like MärHeaven is meaningless without conflict, war, and battle. ** Somewhat subverted in that most are CavalierCompetitor as long as they're winning, especially with Phantom, only Kannochi plays it straight in the love of battle %% commented out ZeroContextExample * BloodyMurder - Peta

* CatGirl - Chaton, the strongest Bishop. She ends up defeating Alan, who has a [[WeaksauceWeakness fear of cats]]. Also Merilo, a maid guardian. ** Bumoru is a counterpart to Merilo, though significantly less of a 'cat-girl' impression. * ChessMotifs - The Chess, if you couldn't tell. Most obviously, their ranking system is organized by the strength of chess pieces, the order being Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Queen, and King.
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* CatGirl - Chaton, the strongest Bishop. She ends up defeating Alan, who has a [[WeaksauceWeakness fear of cats]]. Also Merilo, a maid guardian. ** Bumoru is guardian. And Bumoru, a counterpart to Merilo, though significantly less of a 'cat-girl' impression. * ChessMotifs - The Chess, if you couldn't tell. Most obviously, their ranking Chess. Ranking system is organized by the strength of chess pieces, the order being Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Queen, and King.

** He does notice that Snow is an attractive young girl when he carries her off the battlefield in the third round, and when Dorothy gives him a kiss for helping her at the story's start, he blushes and apologies to Koyuki, which he notably doesn't do when Snow CrashIntoHello with him, twice! *** [[spoiler: He compares his feelings for Snow with Ian's for Gido.]] *** It's made fairly obvious he has a crush on Koyuki in the first episode alone. To say nothing of the fact he dreamed about saving her from a demon king over a hundred times.

** Nanashi definitely as well, seeing how he acts like and is in fact a skirt chaser all of the time. However the few matches that he loses are because he went easy on his opponents
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** Nanashi definitely as well, seeing how he acts like and is in fact a skirt chaser all of the time. However the few matches that he loses are because he went easy on his opponents

** [[spoiler: Arguably, all of the battles near the end of the manga, esp. v.s. the Knights, Queen and King. They, almost invariably, followed the formula, A uses X, hitting B once, then countered easily by B using Y, and then after several X,Y,Z... A summons a Guardian, which looks really badass, hitting B once, but it is always killed by B's Guardian, often in one shot. The end. Hell, none of the heroes even got a scratch after the last battle.]] * CuteGhostGirl - Alma * CuteWitch - Dorothy * DarkActionGirl - Kandis and Chimera would fit.
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** [[spoiler: Arguably, all of * CursedWithAwesome - see the battles near the end of the manga, esp. v.s. the Knights, Queen and King. They, almost invariably, followed the formula, A uses X, hitting B once, then countered easily by B using Y, and then after several X,Y,Z... A summons a Guardian, which looks really badass, hitting B once, but it is always killed by B's Guardian, often in one shot. The end. Hell, none of the heroes even got a scratch after the last battle.]] BlessedWithSuck entry. %% commented out ZeroContextExample * CuteGhostGirl - Alma %% commented out ZeroContextExample * CuteWitch - Dorothy %% commented out ZeroContextExample * DarkActionGirl - Kandis and Chimera would fit.

* DistressedDamsel - Snow, although it only happens twice. * DiscOneNuke - Babbo, and Ginta too, pretty much.
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* EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce
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* FaceHeelTurn - [[spoiler: Danna, and in the anime, Alviss]] * FamousAncestor - [[spoiler:Ginta's father Danna]]
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*** More of a case of HoistByHisOwnPetard. They loved killing too much (to which even Phantom couldn't stand). So they fore went the usual easy method in favor of trying to appease their sick pleasure. Course they ended up underestimating the Mär crew and wound up face in the dirt.

* GladiatorGames - The War Games
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* HeroesRUs - Cross Guard
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* HighlyVisibleNinja - Kouga
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** [[GuyonGuyisHot And it was great.]]

* ImprobableWeaponUser - Jack and his Battle Scoop! (yeah, you heard me right). ** It's more of a shovel/spade.
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* ImprobableWeaponUser - Jack and his Battle Scoop! (yeah, you heard me right). ** It's (even if it's more of a shovel/spade.shovel/spade)

** Anzai Nobuyuki kinda wrote himself into a corner when he made the rule that loss of the captain of the team in the War Games was instant game over for the heroes' side. Ginta pretty much was designated from the spot that he wasn't going to lose. At least not on the tournament anyway.

* JamesBondage - Alviss, in the anime. * JumpedAtTheCall - Ginta heads through the portal to Mär with minimal regrets. ** That being said, he does feel genuinely homesick on occasion. And he doesn't seem to like he's making Koyuki and his mother worry about him.
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%% commented out ZeroContextExample * JamesBondage - Alviss, in the anime. * JumpedAtTheCall - Ginta heads through the portal to Mär with minimal regrets. ** That being said, he does feel genuinely regrets. He occasionally feels homesick on occasion. And he and doesn't seem to like he's making Koyuki and his mother worry about him.

** So he's a one man Team Rocket

* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie - Aqua, a Chess bishop, is killed by Girom after her draw against Nanashi, even though [[HopeSpot she SUCCEEDS in winning]] RockPaperScissors against Rapunzel. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Ginta does NOT take it very well.]]]]
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* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie KillTheCutie - Aqua, [[spoiler:Aqua, a Chess bishop, is killed by Girom after her draw against Nanashi, even though [[HopeSpot she SUCCEEDS in winning]] RockPaperScissors against Rapunzel. [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Ginta does NOT take it very well.]]]]

* LoveableRogue - Nanashi
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* LoveBubbles - Quite usual in the anime
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* MagicalLand - Märhaven
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* MagiTek - The [=Ärm=] * ManBehindTheMan - [[spoiler:The King]]
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* NebulousEvilOrganization - The Chess. ** Lampshaded by Loco, who fully recognizes just how evil the Chess Pieces are. Though, being a Chess Piece herself, she doesn't seem to care.
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* NebulousEvilOrganization - The Chess. ** Chess. Lampshaded by Loco, who fully recognizes just how evil the Chess Pieces are. Though, being a Chess Piece herself, she doesn't seem to care.

* OmnicidalManiac - The majority of the Chess Pieces, ''especially'' Phantom.
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* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Our Vegetarian Werewolves Are Different]]
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* PrincessesPreferPink - Snow.
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** In the first episode, Ginta is playing a Video Game that closely resembles ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' *** Ironic considering Ginta looks very much like Cloud Strife. * SissyVillain - Rolan again.
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** In the first episode, Ginta is playing a Video Game that closely resembles ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' *** Ironic considering ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Ginta himself looks very much like Cloud Strife. protagonist of ''FFVII''. %% commented out ZeroContextExample * SissyVillain - Rolan again.

* SummonEverymanHero – Somewhat Invoked to bring Ginta due to it working before once with "Boss".

* SympatheticMurderer - Chimera, Ash, Rolan, and some of the more minor Chess.
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%% commented out ZeroContextExample * SympatheticMurderer - Chimera, Ash, Rolan, and some of the more minor Chess.

* TheBaroness - Candice * TheChosenOne - Ginta * TheDragon - Peta * TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry - Subverted. Both Diana and Dorothy are beautiful, popular, and s[[JustForPun Mär]]t. [[spoiler: Diana is evil, though, and that's what causes Dorothy to try and stop her.]] ** Well that and its the law of their floating continent. She ''has'' to do it.
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%% commented out ZeroContextExample * TheBaroness - Candice %% commented out ZeroContextExample * TheChosenOne - Ginta %% commented out ZeroContextExample * TheDragon - Peta * TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry - Subverted. Both Diana and Dorothy are beautiful, popular, and s[[JustForPun Mär]]t. [[spoiler: Diana is evil, though, and that's what causes Dorothy to try and stop her.]] ** Well that and its the ]] Per law of their floating continent. She continent, she even ''has'' to do it.even.

* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential - Gaira and Alan are usually responsible for those. * TomboyAndGirlyGirl - Dorothy and Snow. ** Wait, whose the Tomboy? And whose the Girly Girl? Because Dorothy and Snow were kinda a combination of both! I mean, sure Snow wasn't-mega tomboyish, and Dorothy wasn't mega-girly...but Dorothy also wasn't mega tomboyish, and Snow wasn't super girly. They both were feminine and girlish and both could fight. ** Snow does have some tomboyish traits, such as short hair, never all that concerned about her looks (though she got pretty annoyed when Emokiss calls her ugly), her general PluckyGirl attitude. Koyuki also seemed rather intrigued by Ginta's boyish interests. While the above post is correct, Snow might be a more... subtle tomboy than most examples.
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%% commented out ZeroContextExample * TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential - Gaira and Alan are usually responsible for those. * TomboyAndGirlyGirl - Dorothy and Snow. ** Wait, whose the Tomboy? And whose the Girly Girl? Because Dorothy and Snow were kinda a combination of both! I mean, sure Snow wasn't-mega tomboyish, and Dorothy wasn't mega-girly...but Dorothy also wasn't mega tomboyish, and Snow wasn't super girly. They both were feminine and girlish and both could fight. ** Snow does have some tomboyish traits, such as short hair, never all that concerned about her looks (though she got pretty annoyed when Emokiss calls her ugly), her general PluckyGirl attitude. Koyuki also seemed rather intrigued by Ginta's boyish interests. While the above post is correct, Snow might be a more... subtle tomboy than most examples.those.

* TroubledButCute - Alviss again.
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* VillainousFriendship - Phantom and Peta sport a type I.
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** Ironically this happened to [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath Rapunzel herself]]]]. * YourUniverseOrMine - Life is tough for Ginta. ** The choice is made a moot point in the anime, considering [[spoiler: Koyuki and Snow essentially fuse into one being.]]
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%% commented out ZeroContextExample ** Ironically this This happened to [[spoiler:[[KarmicDeath Rapunzel herself]]]]. * YourUniverseOrMine - Life is tough for Ginta. ** Ginta. The choice is made a moot point in the anime, considering [[spoiler: Koyuki and Snow essentially fuse into one being.]]
4th Jul '14 9:58:17 AM MacronNotes
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Rose Haired Girl has been renamed to Rose Haired Sweetie. Zero Context Examples and misuse will be deleted
* RoseHairedGirl: Dorothy and Diana.
23rd May '14 5:01:45 PM Katsuhagi
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to be fair = Word Cruft
* BreakTheCutie - Chimera. Though, to be fair, most of the Knights had lives this messed up.
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* BreakTheCutie - Chimera. Though, to be fair, Though most of the Knights had lives this messed up.

* ElementalIgnorance - During the War Games Snow seems really intent on going into the worst possible places for her powers, and at the same time never seems to go to the ice field. And that's barely scratching the surface of some of the rather... unique choices they make. ** To be fair, Snow wanted to participate in the 4th round. Alan wouldn't let her, which considering the boost she'd get from the Ice Field would more than compensate for any lingering fatigue (Of which there seemed to be very little, she only need 1 night of rest, not 60), it was a pretty stupid move on Alan's part.
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* ElementalIgnorance - During the War Games Snow seems really intent on going into wanted to participate in the worst possible places 4th round Ice Field match but Alan wouldn't let her, which considering the boost she'd get from the Ice Field would more than compensate for her powers, and at the same time never seems to go to the ice field.any lingering fatigue, so it was a pretty stupid move on Alan's part. And that's barely scratching the surface of some of the rather... unique choices they make. ** To be fair, Snow wanted to participate in the 4th round. Alan wouldn't let her, which considering the boost she'd get from the Ice Field would more than compensate for any lingering fatigue (Of which there seemed to be very little, she only need 1 night of rest, not 60), it was a pretty stupid move on Alan's part.make.
8th May '14 7:55:02 PM Dracoblade
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if it's YMMV, then put it under the YMMV tag.
** YMMV, of course, but adding the note of being an overall positive change to the ending, the vast majority of fans prefer the anime ending over the original manga's.
8th May '14 7:52:41 PM Dracoblade
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the main page doesn't talk to itself.
* {{Expy}} - [[spoiler:Nanashi is whole lot similar to FlameOfRecca's Joker. EpilepticTree says that Nanashi IS Joker who got thrown into the Mär universe after his final battle.]] ** Well, he ''does'' have the scent of an otherworlder, and [[spoiler: first showed up in Märhaven with Joker's clothing and stomach wound]]. Make of that what you will. ** Well who else could Nanashi possibly be? He doesn't seem to originate from any of the FracturedFairyTale, unlike Literature/{{Snow|White}}, [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], [[Literature/PeterPan Alviss]], and [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack]]. I have no clue where Alan comes from, though. ** Nanashi is reminiscent of Robin Hood, stealing from others and giving to his guild. Alan is likely related to Beauty and the Beast.
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* {{Expy}} - [[spoiler:Nanashi is whole lot similar to FlameOfRecca's Joker. EpilepticTree says that Nanashi IS Joker who got thrown into the Mär universe after his final battle.]] ** Well, ]] The fact that he ''does'' have has the scent of an otherworlder, and [[spoiler: first showed up in Märhaven with Joker's clothing and stomach wound]]. Make of that what you will. ** Well who else could Nanashi possibly be? He doesn't seem wound]], only adds support to originate from any of the FracturedFairyTale, unlike Literature/{{Snow|White}}, [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], [[Literature/PeterPan Alviss]], and [[Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk Jack]]. I have no clue where Alan comes from, though. ** Nanashi is reminiscent of Robin Hood, stealing from others and giving to his guild. Alan is likely related to Beauty and the Beast.this.
30th Apr '14 3:26:02 AM AllieMontgomery
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - Ginta, Jack, and Nanashi. All three display varying degrees of stupidity, yet when pushed hard enough show their badass sides.
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass - Ginta, Jack, and Nanashi. All three display varying degrees of stupidity, yet when pushed hard enough show their badass sides. As well as Rolan, to an extent. He stutters and acts rather silly, even when evading attacks in battle...until he starts fighting back.
8th Feb '14 7:48:21 AM Prfnoff
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Moving to Trivia/
* SpikeSpencer - Ginta in the dub (for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey)
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