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* ThirdPersonPerson: Always refers to herself in the third person as "this one"; this probably has to do with her upbringing by the Priests of Pama, an Oriental pacifistic sect of alien origin whose teachings bear a considerable similarity to real-life Eastern philosophy (which has referring to oneself in the third person as a common practice of "distancing oneself from the ego").

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Always refers to herself in the third person as "this one"; this probably has to do with her upbringing by the Priests of Pama, an Oriental pacifistic sect of alien origin whose teachings bear a considerable similarity to real-life Eastern philosophy (which has referring to oneself in the third person as a common practice of "distancing oneself from the ego"). Her husband (the Cotati in Swordsman's body), who spent a significant part of his life at the Temple, also speaks like this, implying that this speech pattern is a custom of the Priests.


** Taken UpToEleven, since she even ''thinks'' about herself in the third person. Interestingly, this is apparently a conscious choice: in issue #135b, she corrects herself: "You're playing some monstrous game with m... with this one". When [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance.jpg Silver Surfer asks her to stop doing this]], [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance2.jpg she retorts very cleverly by making him admit he's romantically interested in her]], and continues to speak like this.

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** Taken UpToEleven, since she even ''thinks'' about herself in the third person. Interestingly, this is apparently a conscious choice: in issue #135b, [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/giant_size_avengers_4_mantis_marry_tree.png she refers to herself in the first person and then corrects herself: "You're playing some monstrous game with m... with this one".one"]]. When [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance.jpg Silver Surfer asks her to stop doing this]], [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance2.jpg she retorts very cleverly by making him admit he's romantically interested in her]], and continues to speak like this.


And then she winds up in the DCUniverse as a character named "Willow," following co-creator Steve Englehart's move to the [[Creator/DCComics Distinguished Competition]] in 1977. While she's never explicitly identified as Mantis in those particular comics, it's very much [[SerialNumbersFiledOff implied]] to be the case. She then appears as "Lorelei" in the Eclipse Comics ''Scorpio Rose'', before finally returning to the MarvelUniverse under Englehart's pen in 1987, now with [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green skin]] and an [[NextTierPowerUp upgraded power set]] that includes [[NighInvulnerability invulnerability]], [[TheEmpath empathy]], [[GreenThumb chlorokinesis]], [[HealThyself self-healing]], and [[{{Seers}} precognition]].

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And then she winds up in the DCUniverse ''Franchise/TheDCU'' as a character named "Willow," following co-creator Steve Englehart's move to the [[Creator/DCComics Distinguished Competition]] in 1977. While she's never explicitly identified as Mantis in those particular comics, it's very much [[SerialNumbersFiledOff implied]] to be the case. She then appears as "Lorelei" in the Eclipse Comics ''Scorpio Rose'', before finally returning to the MarvelUniverse under Englehart's pen in 1987, now with [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe green skin]] and an [[NextTierPowerUp upgraded power set]] that includes [[NighInvulnerability invulnerability]], [[TheEmpath empathy]], [[GreenThumb chlorokinesis]], [[HealThyself self-healing]], and [[{{Seers}} precognition]].


* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot 90% of the time. She only wears shoes in a short ''Justice League of America'' story when she's using her "Willow" alias, and in the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' comics.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot 90% of the time. She only wears shoes in a short ''Justice League of America'' story when she's using her "Willow" alias, and in the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' comics. Given her connection to nature and her upbringing in the temple, she qualifies as something in-between BarefootSage, MagicalBarefooter, and EarthyBarefootCharacter.

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* BrainyBrunette: She is highly intelligent, with intuition and deductive skills rivaling those of Vision's (in his own words, she has a "remarkable mind").


* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot 90% of the time. She only wears shoes in a short ''Justice League of America'' story when she's using her "Willow" alias, and in the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' comics (and the latter were not even written by Englehart, [[CanonDiscontinuity which means that the canonicity of Mantis from Guardians is debatable]]).

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: She is barefoot 90% of the time. She only wears shoes in a short ''Justice League of America'' story when she's using her "Willow" alias, and in the ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' comics (and the latter were not even written by Englehart, [[CanonDiscontinuity which means comics.
* DragonLady: She is initially introduced like this, as an enigmatic Eastern seductress with a shady agenda. Subverted, in
that the canonicity of Mantis from Guardians is debatable]]).she turns out to be a good character.



* LadyDragon: She is initially introduced like this, as an enigmatic Eastern seductress with a shady agenda. Subverted, in that she turns out to be a good character.

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* CatchPhrase: "Strength is as nothing against skill".


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* LadyDragon: She is initially introduced like this, as an enigmatic Eastern seductress with a shady agenda. Subverted, in that she turns out to be a good character.


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* ProverbialWisdom: When she's first introduced, she tends to speak in a very flowery fashion, sprouting {{koan}}-like [[HurricaneOfAphorisms aphorisms]] like "He who fears the bee's sting will never taste the honey". This probably has to do with her upbringing in a mystic temple and her "Mysterious Asian Lady" image in general.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Averted when she joins the team, played straight before that.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Averted She is barefoot 90% of the time. She only wears shoes in a short ''Justice League of America'' story when she joins she's using her "Willow" alias, and in the team, played straight before that.''Guardians of the Galaxy'' comics (and the latter were not even written by Englehart, [[CanonDiscontinuity which means that the canonicity of Mantis from Guardians is debatable]]).

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* SuperpowerLottery: Mantis possesses telepathy, empathy, pyrokinesis, plant control, astral projection and can sense and attack weak points.


** ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'' (2020)

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** ''Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'' (2020)
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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2017 -- present), portrayed by Creator/PomKlementieff:

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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2017 -- present), Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, portrayed by Creator/PomKlementieff:



* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017 -- present), portrayed by Klementieff

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* ''Ride/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyMissionBreakout'' (2017 -- present), (2017), portrayed by Klementieff


** [[Film/{{Avengers 4}} Untitled Avengers film]] (2019)

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** [[Film/{{Avengers 4}} Untitled Avengers film]] ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' (2019)

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** Taken UpToEleven, since she even ''thinks'' about herself in the third person. Interestingly, this is apparently a conscious choice: in issue #135b, she corrects herself: "You're playing some monstrous game with m... with this one". When [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance.jpg Silver Surfer asks her to stop doing this]], [[http://www.supermegamonkey.net/chronocomic/entries/scans16/SS6_v3_Romance2.jpg she retorts very cleverly by making him admit he's romantically interested in her]], and continues to speak like this.


* * [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Aliens]]: Plant aliens, at that.

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* * [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Aliens]]: Plant aliens, at that.

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