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* NoDubForYou: The dub is incomplete, stopping after the end of the Zonnen filler arc due to the Viz seeing the anime as a failure when Toonami cancelled it. The rest of the series is completely sub only.


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The English dub really got the raw end of the stick. It had a decent enough run on Toonami Arsenal site (a livestreaming site at the time). But when it came time to air it on the television block proper, Cartoon Network decided to air it ''out of order'' in it's first run, confusing the heck out of new viewers. Eventually they did try to do a proper airing, but by then it's ratings were in decline and the series was pulled from the lineup before it really got far into it's story. If that wasn't bad enough, when Toonami was scaled back, ''Arsenal'' went with it and so did the MAR dub. By then Viz Media decided to cut their losses and discontinue the English dub entirely, leaving the Engish version unfinished.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The English dub really got the raw end of the stick. It had a decent enough run on Toonami Arsenal Jetstream site (a livestreaming site at the time). But when it came time to air it on the television block proper, Cartoon Network decided to air it ''out of order'' in it's first run, confusing the heck out of new viewers. Eventually they did try to do a proper airing, airing run, but by then it's ratings were in decline and the series was pulled from the lineup before it really got far into it's story. If that wasn't bad enough, when Toonami was scaled back, ''Arsenal'' ''Jetstream'' went with it and so did the MAR dub. By then Viz Media decided to cut their losses and discontinue the English dub entirely, leaving the Engish version unfinished.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The English dub really got the raw end of the stick. It had a decent enough run on Toonami Arsenal site (a livestreaming site at the time). But when it came time to air it on the television block proper, Cartoon Network decided to air it ''out of order'' in it's first run, confusing the heck out of new viewers. Eventually they did try to do a proper airing, but by then it's ratings were in decline and the series was pulled from the lineup before it really got far into it's story. If that wasn't bad enough, when Toonami was scaled back, ''Arsenal'' went with it and so did the MAR dub. By then Viz Media decided to cut their losses and discontinue the English dub entirely, leaving the Engish version unfinished.


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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The English Dub only lasted till the end of the Zonnen filler arc before it was discontinued and even then the DVD releases only go up to the 16th episode (stopping right when the War Games are initiated). If you want to watch the remaining dubbed episodes and rest the series in subbed form, you have to find a video sharing site or torrent it.


* '''Alibaba'''. An Arabian-styled chess piece whose main Ärm (A Guardian called the Genie of the Lamp) marks him as an obvious reference to ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}''. He was an overconfident blowhard who thought that his guardian was overpowered enough to let him defeat [[{{Badass}} Alan]]. Alan, in his turn, blew the genie away with one punch, and then dumped Alibaba into a volcano.

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* '''Alibaba'''. An Arabian-styled chess piece whose main Ärm (A Guardian called the Genie of the Lamp) marks him as an obvious reference to ''Literature/{{Aladdin}}''. He was an overconfident blowhard who thought that his guardian was overpowered enough to let him defeat [[{{Badass}} Alan]].Alan. Alan, in his turn, blew the genie away with one punch, and then dumped Alibaba into a volcano.


* '''Emokis'''. A [[StoutStrength fat gorilla of a woman]], and one of the strongest Bishops in Chess. She is some sort of unholy fusion of the evil queen from Snow White and [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Gretel]]. Her weapons are a magic sword who she bullies into calling her "the fairest in the land" instead of Snow, who she fights (when it finally does speak its mind, she destoys it), and a power-boosting Ärm called "Candy House". She eats the candy house in battle to increase her size and physical strength several times over while fighting Snow.

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* '''Emokis'''. A [[StoutStrength fat gorilla of a woman]], and one of the strongest Bishops in Chess. She is some sort of unholy fusion of the evil queen from Snow White and [[Literature/HanselAndGretel Gretel]]. Her weapons are a magic sword who she bullies into calling her "the fairest in the land" instead of Snow, who she fights (when it finally does speak its mind, she destoys destroys it), and a power-boosting Ärm called "Candy House". She eats the candy house in battle to increase her size and physical strength several times over while fighting Snow.


Since it takes place in the world of fairy tales, it is no surprise that plenty of characters in ''{{MAR}}'' are parodies or {{Captain Ersatz}}es of fairy tale characters. This page is an attempt to chronicle the various references.

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Since it takes place in the world of fairy tales, it is no surprise that plenty of characters in ''{{MAR}}'' ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' are parodies or {{Captain Ersatz}}es of fairy tale characters. This page is an attempt to chronicle the various references.


He's not a ''fairy tale'' parody, but a favorite [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] is that Nanashi is ''literally'' the character Joker from Anzai's other manga, ''FlameOfRecca''. The evidence for it is as follows:

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He's not a ''fairy tale'' parody, but a favorite [[EpilepticTrees fan theory]] is that Nanashi is ''literally'' the character Joker from Anzai's other manga, ''FlameOfRecca''.''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. The evidence for it is as follows:



* When Joker disappeared from ''FlameOfRecca'', he had a nasty stomach wound. When the Luberian Thieve's Guild found Nanashi, he had that same wound, and Joker's clothes, and amnesia.

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* When Joker disappeared from ''FlameOfRecca'', ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'', he had a nasty stomach wound. When the Luberian Thieve's Guild found Nanashi, he had that same wound, and Joker's clothes, and amnesia.

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* AscendedFanon: Hamelin was created by a fan of the manga which the author took a liking too.


* [[PlayingAgainstType Playing Against Dub]] - Creator/SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.

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* [[PlayingAgainstType Playing Against Dub]] TheOtherDarrin: In episodes 90-102, Ginta was voiced by [[VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork Kumiko Higa]], due to the fact that Creator/MotokoKumai was sick in 2007.
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- Creator/SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.


* He may be inspired somewhat by Ichabod Crane from TheLegendOfSleepyHollow, due to his intelligence, and relationship with Halloween.

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* He may be inspired somewhat by Ichabod Crane from TheLegendOfSleepyHollow, ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'', due to his intelligence, and relationship with Halloween.


* Cinderella: She is being attacked by her EvilStepmother

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* Cinderella: She is being attacked by her EvilStepmotherWickedStepmother



At first glance, prettyboy Alviss may not seem like a fairy tale parody, but a few things about him all point to a sly reference to ''PeterPan''

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At first glance, prettyboy pretty boy Alviss may not seem like a fairy tale parody, but a few things about him all point to a sly reference to ''PeterPan''''Literature/PeterPan''.



* [[spoiler:He is infected with the Zombie Tattoo, and if it is allowed to finish spreading, he will be rendered eternally young, unable to age or grow]]. Unlike Peter, Alviss does ''not'' consider this a good thing.

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* [[spoiler:He is infected with the Zombie Tattoo, and if it is allowed to finish spreading, he will be rendered eternally young, unable to age or grow]]. grow.]] Unlike Peter, Alviss does ''not'' consider this a good thing.



** Her last guardian is the Crusified Scarecrow, like the Scarecrow Dorothy meets in the book.

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** Her last guardian is the Crusified Crucified Scarecrow, like the Scarecrow Dorothy meets in the book.



** And Dorothy's favored weapon and favorite piece of transportation is the Broom of Zephyrus. Oz popularized the image of witches riding boomsticks.

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** And Dorothy's favored weapon and favorite piece of transportation is the Broom of Zephyrus. Oz popularized the image of witches riding boomsticks.
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Dorothy's older sister and queen of the Chess Pieces, Diana mostly draws from the EvilStepmother from Snow White and Cinderella.

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Dorothy's older sister and queen of the Chess Pieces, Diana mostly draws from the EvilStepmother WickedStepmother from Snow White and Cinderella.



* Diana goes more insane over time, demanding the most beautiful things in the world to be hers - remiscent of the evil stepmother's desire to be the fairest one of all.

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* Diana goes more insane over time, demanding the most beautiful things in the world to be hers - remiscent reminiscent of the evil wicked stepmother's desire to be the fairest one of all.



The strongest knight and the main villain for much of the series. Phantom may draw traits from ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and surprisingly, TomThumb.

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The strongest knight and the main villain for much of the series. Phantom may draw traits from ThePhantomOfTheOpera, Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, and surprisingly, TomThumb.Literature/TomThumb.


* PlayingAgainstDub - Creator/SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.

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* PlayingAgainstDub [[PlayingAgainstType Playing Against Dub]] - Creator/SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.


* PlayingAgainstDub - SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.

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* PlayingAgainstDub - SpikeSpencer Creator/SpikeSpencer (Ginta in the dub) is for once ''[[PlayingAgainstType not]]'' [[PigeonHoledVoiceActor playing the depressed]] ButtMonkey.

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