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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Happy MAR5 Day for Team Galactic Commander Mars!

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Best woman!

This is very abnormal I'd even publish anything today, but for Team Galactic Commander Mars? Totally worth it. Today is MAR5, otherwise known as Mars Day! And Mars has had a HUGE year with the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, where she is equally as wonderful as she was in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.

Pokémon Shining Pearl Lake Verity Mars one of Team Galactic's Commanders happy chibi face
At this point in the story, you've already encountered Mars.
...But the stupid kids involved forgot her. How could they? Idiot whelps.


That said, she did get some... extra development in Pokémon Platinum that doesn't exist in these modern remasters. For example, she never actually mentions Cyrus in her dialogue in the originals/the remasters, but she's much more heavy into her devotion for “Master Cyrus” in Pokémon Platinum that was picked up on in both the original Sinnoh series anime and in Mars's recent appearances in Pokémon Masters EX in the Sinnoh Villain Arc. I guess that's another thing that's making Mars currently relevant.

One might... question me adoring Mars (and Purugly) while it's Women's History Month. That's supposed to celebrate strong, independent women... and Mars isn't very independent given her fixation with Cyrus. She's even willing to go into the Distortion World (a point that could have no return) to find and be with him. (And blow up Iron Island in the anime with a bomb... with the twerps on it still.) ...At least in Pokémon Platinum. Maybe THAT'S why Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond are skipping those story beats. Since she seems more independent without them for the month. Though I think her loyalty is very endearing.

Pokémon Shining Pearl two Purugly Retaliate Mars
Mars has a particularly large, floofy Purugly to the left.
(The smaller Purugly to the right is named COLA.)


Mars has also made new appearances in the Pokémon Journeys anime, which is very out-of-season for villainous team members to do if they aren't Team Rocket. Uh... the details of her appearance don't really make sense to me, probably partly because it hasn't been dubbed yet to English, and probably partly because it doesn't make sense in the original.

Pokémon Journeys Team Galactic Commander Mars clasping hands happy face red light
Mars is really happy to not be in prison! (I'm happy for her, too!)


Mars's ancestor also has appeared in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Her name is Arezu. She... has nothing really in common with Mars besides her head/hair. She's notably not a villain. ...So I like Mars more. We have more personality traits in common. I like her Team Galactic fashion sense more, too.


Ludwig has a general idea of what he's going to write about for the remaining days, but a commonality is all of the featured characters either commit or approve of committing mass murders. Mars is his favourite, though! He doesn't know what he'd write in 2023 for Mars, though, if he'd do this gimmick again.

11 comments :

  1. ITS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY! DO U LIKE ME MORE NOW? 5AM DAY??

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    1. Oh hey there, sam...thought you were dead, or something. XD When was the last time you even made a comment anyway?

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    2. SORRY FOR LETTIN YOU DOWN LHETICUS MY BEST FRIEND FROM ANOTHER MOTHER'S FATHER I HAVE BEEN BUSY IN THE JOB HUNT BUT AS THAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL I WILL MAKE MY TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THIS WEBSITE!!! PLEASE LOOK FORWARD TO IT!

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    3. Oh, you have a job, too? Congrats!

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    4. yes! ty very much! I start in July and have to move across the country! very cool!

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    5. ...Oh, that's... that's a big change. Timezone too.

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  2. I hope in this next Pokemon generation the villains really make an impact on the game. They usually only show up to cause a little trouble then scurry away until the last big cutscene where it turns out they’ve been up to some big time mischief. I’td really be interesting to see your friendly rival go and join the opposing team, that’d really be something!

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    1. Cause a little...trolling...

      If Hau joined a villainous team that'd make the villainous team even worse.

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