Saucedo; the alias is a reference to Marvin the Martian
and her gender
) is one of three members of That Guy with the Glasses
who tried out for The Nostalgia Chick
position. While neither she nor That Chick With The Goggles won the position, they were still kept on as entertainment for the site, with Marzgurl covering anime and anime-related news. Previously a videographer of anime conventions, MarzGurl has made several attempts and reattempts to reinvent herself, often failing, and often acknowledging her own failure. She finally seems to have found her voice with the Anime News Editorial, a serious commentary on current events in the medium, as well as with her The Land Before Time
This work provides examples of:
- Acting for Two: As herself and Juno the Sorceress.
- Action Girl: In both Kickassia and Suburban Knights. She also acts as The Lancer during the middle part of To Boldly Flee and infiltrates the enemy command ship to perform sabotage, kicking ass the whole way.
- Author Tract / Author Filibuster: She opposes illegal scanlations and streaming of anime and would rather see those things to be available legally and for a small price. Whenever this is the topic of the ANE of the week, expect this to happen.
- Berserk Button: When An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island retcons Fievel Goes West.
- Big "NO!": At the end of her Beauty and Warrior review.
- Bile Fascination: Her compulsion to pick up 99 cent DVDs from bargain bins and watch them.
- Bottle Episode: The Crayon Recreations, in which MarzGurl tries to summarize a cartoon's premise by drawing pictures of the characters and making them talk. She made the first one after the breakdown of her computer prevented her from editing a typical review.
- Brown Note: To put it bluntly, MarzGurl takes the One Piece Piss-Take Rap quite well.
- The Cast Showoff: 'MarzGurl sings'
- Oh my, yes. Her cover of "Golden Sky" is epic.
- Not to mention her Japanese skills in Suburban Knights.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Fanboy / Fangirl: In her own words, "That's Marvin, think I'm in love with him" (see also this, around 6:25).
- Gentle Giant
- Genius Bruiser
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Had a real tough time reviewing Arcade Gamer Fubuki, and an even worse time with Cool World. Only Linkara managed to keep her from smothering herself with the second.
- Later she returns the favor for Linkara.
- Ha Ha Ha No: "Is it good? Ha ha... no, not really."
- Hard Work Montage: In her "A New Day" video, MarzGurl attempts to satisfy fans by completely changing her personality and appearance. We're treated to a montage of her raging with determination to do whatever it takes to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether this worked or not is subject to personal opinion.
- Large and In Charge: Whenever they need to make her imposing - the 5'8" (1.72 m) bulky frame helps.
- Limited Wardrobe: Black jumpsuit and blue sneakers. Although her last few videos have had some different outfits.
- Macekre: Also discussed in Translation/Adaptation Terrors.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: In the Crayon Recreation of Jem, MarzGurl put no effort into the drawings of the other members of Jem and the Holograms, any Misfit bar Pizzazz, or the orphan girls. In fact, after Pizzazz introduces herself, the other Misfits exclaim that they're also in her band, but Pizzazz tells them, "Nobody cares!"
- Masochist's Meal: One of her non-review videos showed her and two friends trying a 4 Horsemen burger, made with the hottest peppers known to man. None of them finish it.
- Mondegreen: For Gundam 0083's opening theme "The Winner".
- No True Scotsman: In her case, it's "no true anime fan".
- Political Correctness Gone Mad / Moral Guardians: Back when she first got started, MarzGurl made several cracks about how animation has been cleaned up and "sanitized" by concerned busybodies from the '60s on that looked like it would be a recurring "thing", but it never quite did.
- Re Tool: It took her many different attempts - while facing constant criticism from the viewers - to find her niche. Look back at her early videos and marvel at aborted series after aborted series.
- Relax-o-Vision: Uses this in her review of Fritz the Cat during its more shocking and violent scenes.
- Reviews Are The Gospel: She actively attempts to avert this, even stating at the beginning of her Final Fantasy XIII review that no reviewer, herself included, should tell you how to feel about any piece of media.
- Sarcasm Mode: This Photo.
- Self-Deprecation: She likes to poke fun at her acting skills, or lack thereof.
- Following her on Twitter can sometimes be very depressing. She often is publicly her own worst troll, about far more than just her acting.
- In her commentary on her review of "The Last Unicorn" (her first review, the one she submitted for the Nostalgia Chick contest) she comments "Gee, I was younger back then, and thinner back then...really, everything was better back then." This doesn't stop her from mocking herself for not centering her shots of herself later in the review, either
- Sequelitis: She won the respect of quite a few viewers by actually sitting through and reviewing all 13 movies of The Land Before Time series, plus the TV show, with many commenters urging her to quit for her own safety.
- Ship Sinking: Shortly after the release of Kickassia, it emerged that Linkara was dating the blogger Iron Liz, with their relationship subsequently being incorporated into the continuity of AT4W & sinking any possibility of a Marzgurl/Linkara Crossover Ship.
- Ship Tease: With Linkara. ("I do love you, but I love Stalin more..." and "Take comfort in my masculine arms!", among others).
- "Linking up with Linkara". The fact that it's actually a threesome with The Nostalgia Chick makes it even better. That it turns out it never happened and the two women were playing a prank on him does not.
- The third of Angry Joe's "Hotel Awesome" sketches: he tries to chat up all the women of TGWTG that have gathered for Kickassia and knocks on her door. She rushes out eagerly, but is obviously disappointed to find Joe there. So who was she expecting?
- 8-bit Mickey?
- Shoot 'em Up: This first of the Translation Terror series described the Shoot 'em Up series "Castle Shikigami".
- Shotacon: Was in "Matin' With Ma-Ti". As he pointed out, he's, like, 14 (and suffers from Dawson Casting).
- Stating the Simple Solution: Happens in the Crayon Recreations. For example, in the video about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983), Prince Adam tells his father that they should try invading Skeletor's lair for a change, but Adam's dad simply tells him that he has a lot to learn about being a hero.
- Victoria's Secret Compartment: She pulls a wad of bills from between her breasts in "Linking up with Linkara".