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''Anders Loves Maria'' is a webcomic by Rene Engstrom about the lives of Anders von Silfersked and Maria Holm, starting from the time they decided to have a baby. Take FinaglesLaw, dial it UpToEleven, toss in a LoveDodecahedron, and as a finishing touch sprinkle Swedish royalty on top. Began 9/11/2006, ended 2/5/2010. The website is currently under maintenance and cannot be read, though the pages are being redrawn and uploaded to tumblr [[http://www.anderslovesmaria.com/ here.]]

[[http://anderslovesmaria.reneengstrom.com/ It can be found here.]] '''Spoiler Alert!!!'''

[[http://anderslovesmaria.reneengstrom.com/2006/09/11/2006-09-11/ The first page. Start here.]]
!!This webcomic provides examples of:
%%* TheAlcoholic: The Holm parents
%%* AllLoveIsUnrequited
%%* ArtEvolution
* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Tina does this in an attempt to hold onto Anders, hiding the fact that she's miscarried.]]
%%* BigOlEyebrows: Johnan.
%%* BiTheWay: Anna and Madame Von Silfersked.
%%* BittersweetEnding
%%* ButtMonkey: Anders, Maria, really anyone who gets involved in this hurricane.
* TheCasanova: [[spoiler:Anders, to the misfortune of Maria and most suitors.]]
* ConvenientMiscarriage [[spoiler:Tina with Anders]]
* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler:The younger Maria is named for her mother, who dies after giving birth to her.]]
* DeathByChildbirth: [[spoiler:Maria does not survive giving birth to her daughter.]]
* DistantFinale: [[spoiler: The sequence with Maria's daughter finding a baby bird out in the woods. Also happens to be a CallBack an early part of the story when a similar event from Ander's childhood was described.]]
%%* DoggedNiceGuy: Bjorn to Maria.
%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Tina.]]
* FanDisservice:
** [[spoiler:Anders sleeping with Little Shit. It seems implied that they don't actually have sex; Anders just needs to cuddle. Still.]]
** Anders' aged mother sitting around without a shirt is certainly not put in for titillation.
%%* FinaglesLaw
* FunetikAksent: In flashbacks, Maria's thick northern Swedish accent is represented in English by a phonetic representation of a Yorkshire accent.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Averted: [[spoiler:Tina goes through with the procedure as a teenager. According to Rene, Maria also had one with Bjorn.]]
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Maria, pre-pregnancy.
* HasTwoMommies: Played with. Anders does not approve of his mother's new lover.
-->'''Anna:''' I'm going to be a grandma.
-->'''Anders:''' No you bloody well aren't!
* IdenticalGrandson: [[spoiler:Aside from Anders's hair color, Maria looks and has a similar mannerism to her mother Maria. Enough that her first appearance was essentially HiddenInPlainSight for the audience, in a sequence that seemed to be a flashback to her ''mother's'' childhood but was really a flash-''forward'' to the DistantFinale.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Johan and Bjorn are classic examples. Anders (usually) means well, but poor impulse control paired with worse personal judgement gets you here.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Johan to Maria, having had to look after her since childhood.
%%* LadykillerInLove: Anders to Maria.
* LongestPregnancyEver: Maria is pregnant for nearly all of the comic's run.
%%* LoveDodecahedron: Anders. Jeph Jacques of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' suggested the title "Anders Has Sex With Everyone".
* NoodlePeople: A single character example: Anna is unrealistically thin compared to the other characters.
%%* SeriesHiatus: Every now and then.
%%* SliceOfLife
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted; Johan and Maria were placed in a foster home as children due to neglect.
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler:Anders ''does'' love Maria, his daughter. He does truly love Maria, his girlfriend, it's just... complicated.]]
* WhamEpisode: The ending, in which [[spoiler:Maria dies in childbirth, and the Maria in the FlashForward scenes from earlier in the story is her and Anders' daughter]], caught a lot of people off guard.
* WhamLine: The obstetrician visits Anders after the birth of his daughter and tells him, [[spoiler:"Maria never woke up."]]