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Marceline Gone Adrift is a mini-series in the Adventure Time universe published in 2015. Like the previous mini-series focussing on Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens, it is written by Meredith Gran, but for this series the art is by Carey Pietsch.In the comic, a mysterious extra-terrestrial force causes Marceline to be charged up with a mysterious magnetic power and nearly destroy the Candy Kingdom. A panicking Princess Bubblegum fires her off into space to save the kingdom, then bitterly regrets it and flies off in search of her. Meanwhile, a hipster entrepreneur tries to make money off Marceline's memory, and Cinnamon Bun receives the magnetic power, with horrific results.


This series contains the following tropes:

  • Always Chaotic Evil: Pretty much all the Leaflans are obnoxious, selfish, greedy and treacherous.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Justified, as Marceline doesn't need to breath because she's a vampire, and the Tuffbones are Emotion Eaters.
  • Big Stupid Doo Doo Head: The Leaflans' incompetent attempts to insult PB.
  • Body of Bodies: The magnetised Cinnamon Bun eventually becomes a horrifying giant monster made out of tormented Candy People.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: PB's Leaflan crew seize the Tuffbones glostuff as soon as they find the asteroid, and maroon PB and Marceline all over again.
  • Call-Back: In a flashback of Marcie and Bonnie, we see the young Peppermint Butler and the early-stage Candy Kingdom as portrayed in the TV episode "The Vault".
  • Civilised Animal: The Tuffbones are intelligent, telepathic alien dogs, but their body shapes are completely canine and not humanised.
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  • Dead Artists Are Better: Suspencer, believing Marceline to be dead, instantly tries to monetise her estate for his own benefit.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Finn has one when he convinces himself that he drove Marceline away.
  • Emotion Eater: The Tuffbones are benevolent Emotion Eaters who harmlessly feed off raw artistic creativity and use it to power their civilisation.
  • Evil Colonialist: The Leaflans turn out to be ruthlessly exploiting the Tuffbones under the guise of helping them become civilised.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: This series goes well beyond YMMV Les Yay, into absolutely blatant "Marceline and Bubblegum used to be lovers, but they were both unable to commit, and they're still deeply conflicted over it".
  • Honest John's Dealership: Suspencer is a particularly despicable hipster conman, who as soon as Marceline "dies" starts selling unauthorised merch and even looting her house for memorabilia.
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  • I Just Want to Have Friends: The lonely Cinnamon Bun is convinced that the Candy People drawn into his Body Of Bodies actually want to be friends with him.
  • Plant People: The Leaflans are living leaves.
  • Royal Brat: Prince Chlorophyll, the Leaflan leader, who is deeply embarassed by his barely pubescent status.
  • Sophomore Slump: In-universe, Marceline is getting neurotic about being able to write songs as good as those on her first album.
  • The Svengali: It turns out Suspencer once tried to be this to Marceline, but she contemptuously rejected his offer.
  • Whole Plot Reference: Inspired, to a degree, by the "Planet Hulk" arc from Incredible Hulk.