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Name Information
Name Mars
Kanji マルス
Rōmaji Marusu
Debut
Manga Chapter 13
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The weak are the first to go... That's all it is.

— To Asta in Destroyer


Mars 「マルス Marusu」 is a mage of the Diamond Kingdom and one of its Eight Shining Generals. He is the Kingdom's product of human experimentation to enhance his Magic Power, with several magic stones embedded in his body.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Mars is a young man of average height with a slim figure and well-defined muscle tone. He has pale skin, dark pink short hair with a spiky hairstyle, and a lock falling down at the middle of his forehead. He has a pair of blue eyes, but lacks any eyebrows. Additionally, Mars has a few turquoise-colored crystal stones embedded on his forehead and chest. Three of them are located at the center of his forehead, arranged in a vertical position with a larger crystal in between two smaller-sized crystals. Another crystal is also embedded at the center of his chest.

Mars attires consist of a skintight vest and cropped pants over a black jumpsuit. The jumpsuit has short sleeves and an open chest design. It also has three blue-colored diamond-shaped ornaments located on his shoulders and around his navel area. On top of the jumpsuit, Mars wears a tight white vest with brown trimmings, which also reveals his chest. He also wears a cropped pants with similar design and color palettes to complement his vest. The pants has a pair of black diamond-shaped ornaments positioned at both sides of the blue diamond-shaped ornament. It goes down slightly below his knees and splits into two at the front and back as it reaches the end. His footwear is a pair of high boots with similar color palettes of white with brown trimmings as his outfits. The boots have pointed tips and black vamps.

Lastly, Mars wears a black fur coat on top of his outfits. The coat has approximately the same length as Mars height and it has several crystals embedded on the outer side of the coat.

PersonalityEdit

Mars is a very stoic and single-minded person who would do anything to fulfill his goal. Due to this, he is easily able to mercilessly attack an injured person whom he ambushed beforehand.[2] Furthermore, he is also very arrogant as he sees his opponent as nothing more than a pebble on his way, which resulted in his penchant to underestimate his opponent.[3][4]

Additionally, he is very sharp as he is able to quickly analyze his opponent's battle prowess and adjusts his own fighting style to overcome it.[5]

Prior to the end of the Diamond Kingdom's experiment, Mars was a sweet and quite young boy.[6] His personality starts to change at the end of the experiment when his close friend, Fana, tries to kill him.[7]

BiographyEdit

Mars was born into a family hailed from the Diamond Kingdom. After becoming an orphan,[8] Mars is chosen to be a participant in the Kingdom's experiment to enhance their mages' magical power.[1] During this period, Mars meets a fellow participant, Fana, who believes that the experiment is performed for a good cause,[4] and they are instructed by Fanzel Kruger.[9]

Fana tries to kill Mars

Mars "betrayed" by Fana.

Throughout the experiment, Mars and Fana form a bond where they promise to explore the world together, once they are free to go outside. However, the last experiment forces every participant to kill each other with a single mage being allowed to leave. They then begin to kill one another, and Fana ultimately attacks Mars as well. Fana's assault forces Mars into a corner as he lands a lethal blow on her, which completely fills him with rage and remorse.[10]

To his surprise, as she is about to give out her last breath, Fana reveals her true intention behind her assault. While she heals all of Mars' injuries, Fana asks him to go outside and explore the world for her as well.[11] As Mars comes out as the sole survivor of the experiment, the researchers embed magic stones on him while also merge Fana's fire affinity into Mars as the latter's grimoire becomes a patchwork of both of their grimoires.[12]

A few years later, a dungeon emerges in between the Kingdom's border with the Clover Kingdom and Mars is assigned to conquer it. He then travels to the dungeon along with Lotus Whomalt and his subordinates. As they arrived, Mars separates himself from the group and arrives at the center before them. When he notices the presence of another group of mages, he quickly launches a sneak attack on the female member of the said group.[13] As he exposes himself to the group, called the Golden Dawn of the Clover Kingdom, a fight starts between them.[14]

Golden Dawns vs Mars

Mars against the Golden Dawn mages.

The fight goes into a stalemate with both sides equally neutralize the attacks. However, Mars manages to find an opening and quickly launches an attack towards Klaus Lunette.[15] Unfortunately, his attack fails to cause damage to his opponent as Yuno defends the latter.[16] When he sees Yuno releases his full magical power, Mars finally opens his grimoire and easily suppresses the said mage.[17][18]

Mars continues his attacks on Yuno after he released a crystal clone of himself to attack Klaus. During his barrage of attacks, Mars forces Yuno to surrender, because the latter's attacks are useless against him. When he seems to find an opening to land a significant damage, his attack is rendered useless by the appearance of another group from the Clover Kingdom.[19]

Asta breaks Mars defenses

Mars unable to withstand Asta's attack.

The fight restarts when Mars creates several crystal-based clones of himself to attack all of his opponents at once. His attention is then focused on the mage, whom previously interfered his attack, Asta. To his surprise, Asta manages to easily break his attacks and sends him flying towards the nearby pool.[20] Mars quickly regains his stance as he creates an enormous moving armor around himself. He then manages to land an attack, but it is not significant enough to put Asta down. The latter's determination begins to remind him of some memories from the past, which Mars tries to ignore by launching another attack. Unfortunately, it fails and Asta is able to land a significant damage in which renders Mars unconscious.[21]

Soon after, Mars regains his consciousness and activates a healing spell to rejuvenate his body. He then clads himself in another enormous moving armor of crystals. Afterwards, Mars barges into the treasury and quickly immobilizes Klaus, Yuno and Luck Voltia. When he realizes that Noelle Silva tries to extinguish his fire-based healing magic, Mars quickly lands a critical damage on her. He then shifts his attention to Asta and launches speed-oriented attacks. The attacks easily send Asta flies through the wall.[22]

Mars about to attack Mimosa and Noelle

Mars shifts his attention to Mimosa and Noelle.

Mars then notices Mimosa Vermilion's attempt to heal Noelle and immediately focuses his attention to eliminate them.[23][24] Unfortunately, Asta intercepts his attack and protects the noblewomen. Mars quickly launches another attacks, but Asta is able to parry all of them with his newfound sword. He then receives some damages from Asta, but his healing spell heals it almost instantaneously.[25] Mars then continues his assaults while he tells Asta to get out of his way.[26]

To his surprise, Asta releases a water-based attack towards him, which manages to extinguish his healing spell.[27] Fortunately, the said attack fails to incapacitate Mars as he immediately creates an enormous sword to kill the fallen Asta.[28] However, Mars suddenly receives an enormous attack out of nowhere, which sends him flying towards the wall. The attack renders him unconscious with all of his spells are broken to pieces and dissipates into thin air.[29]

Mars immersed in the view of the outside world

Mars views the vast outside world.

Soon after, the dungeon begins to crumble and Mars is left unconscious without anyone to rescue him.[30] Fortunately, Lotus has been in the vicinity since they entered the treasury and quickly takes Mars along with him and his subordinates, as they follow the Clover Kingdom's mages' trails to escape from the dungeon.[31] When Mars finally awakens, the panoramic sight of the world rejuvenates his memories of his promise to Fana. As he regains all of his memories, he looks at Lotus and gives his gratitude for saving his life in which surprises the latter.[32]

Battle ProwessEdit

MagicEdit

  • Fire Magic: Mars uses this form of magic to generate and manipulate fire.[34]

AbilitiesEdit

  • Enhanced Strength: Mars has a great deal of physical strength, shown when he sends Radols flying with a simple arm thrust in unison with Fanzel Kruger.[36]
  • Immense Endurance: During his battle with Asta, after having his magic nullified and taking a powerful blow from his Anti Magic Weapon,[37] he gets back up with only minor injuries.[38] He deliberately takes an attack from the powerful Salamander head on and although severely burned, he survives the attack and continues to fight.[39]
  • Immense Magic Power: According to Lotus Whomalt, Mars is the Diamond Kingdom's secret weapon[40] and has been noted to possesses an enormous amount of Magic Power by Radols.[41] Fanzel states that Mars is the strongest student he's ever taught, and in his current state he wouldn't stand a chance against him.[42] Despite being very powerful himself, Radols admits that Mars has always been better than him.[43]
  • Artificial Dual Mana Elemental Affinity: Mars possesses mana with an affinity to more than one element, which are crystal and fire. Through these affinities, Mars is able to use spells from both fire magic and crystal magic concurrently.[44] He gains this dual affinity after the Diamond Kingdom's researchers patched his grimoire with Fana's grimoire, which has fire affinity.[45]

EquipmentEdit

  • Grimoire: Mars possesses a grimoire that he uses to activate his spells. The grimoire's covers are made of two different covers roughly stitched together to create a single grimoire. It resulted in the cover to have two diamond insignias on it. Additionally, several crystals are also embedded on the covers and the spine in a disorderly manner. Although, the crystals are only embedded on one of the cover's designs, which is the one with light-colored cover and intricate design at the corners.[23]

FightsEdit

Notable QuotesEdit

  • "I don't understand you... They're all the same. Just pebbles by the wayside." 「言っている意味がわからない...どれも同じ道端の石コロだ "Itte iru imi ga wakaranai...Dore mo onaji michibata no ishi koro da"[2]
  • "The weak are the first to go... That's all it is." 「弱いヤツから消える...それだけだ "Yowai yatsu kara kieru...Sore dakeda"[46]
  • "I was born to break people like you." 「オレはそんなオマエらを壊す為に生まれた "Ore wa son'na omae-ra o kowasu tame ni uma reta"[47]
  • "My power is... for protecting people." 「オレの力は...人を護る為にある... "Ore no chikara wa...Hito o mamoru tame ni aru..."[48]

Initial ConceptsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Mars' most favorite person is his late childhood friend, Fana.[49]
  • Most of his spells reference Greek mythology: Talos, a giant automaton; Nemean lion, a lion with impervious fur used as armor; Titan, a race of deities; Harpe, the weapon used by the titan Cronus; and Phoenix, a regenerating fire-bird.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 16, page 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 14, page 9
  3. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 16, pages 13-15
  4. 4.0 4.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, page 15
  5. 5.0 5.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 18, page 16
  6. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, page 3
  7. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 18, page 13
  8. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 92, page 5
  9. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 90, page 2
  10. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, pages 3-5
  11. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 21, pages 13-14
  12. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, pages 5-6
  13. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 13, pages 14-17
  14. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 14, pages 7-10
  15. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 14, pages 12-14
  16. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 14, page 17
  17. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 15, pages 10-11
  18. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 15, pages 18-19
  19. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 16, pages 5-19
  20. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, pages 1-9
  21. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, pages 11-19
  22. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 18, pages 10-18
  23. 23.0 23.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, page 6
  24. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, pages 10-11
  25. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, pages 11-15
  26. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, page 17
  27. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 20, pages 2-5
  28. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 20, pages 7-10
  29. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 20, pages 14-17
  30. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 21, pages 4-5
  31. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 21, page 12
  32. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 21, pages 15-16
  33. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 13, pages 13
  34. 34.0 34.1 Black Clover Manga: Chapter 18, page 12
  35. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 15, page 19
  36. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 91, page 9
  37. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, page 8
  38. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, page 12
  39. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 92, pages 12-17
  40. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 16, page 3
  41. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 91, page 5
  42. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 90, page 3
  43. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 91, page 4
  44. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 18, pages 10-12
  45. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 19, page 5
  46. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, pages 4-5
  47. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 17, page 5
  48. Black Clover Manga: Chapter 90, page 18
  49. Black Clover Manga: Volume 3, Character Profile

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