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The Great Martian King (火星大王 Kasei Daiō?) was a giant robot that appeared in one of Alita's dreams that was simulated by Desty Nova's Ouroboros Program.

Appearance[]

The Great Martian King was a giant version of a toy robot. It had the dream characteristics of being 320 meters high, weighing 8,008,000 tons, and being invincible. An illustration by Yukito Kishiro for the 2003 Ultra Jump calendar shows the Great Martian King as having a black body with white eyes, a red chest, and yellow claws and switches.[1]

History[]

After Desty Nova trapped Alita for the second time within the Ouroboros Program, he attempted to remold her personality by making her much less aggressive and more gentle. A month into a specific dream scenario in which Nova and Daisuke Ido were partners who had found Alita in the Tiphares dumpheap and raised her, Kaos invaded this dream to rescue Alita in the guise of Den. Nova then summoned the Great Martian King to do battle with Kaos and gained the upper hand over him. Alita however was then able to break out of the dream.

Five years later when Koyomi visited Ketheres Elyion in search of Nova, she found a senile Nova holding a toy version of the Great Martian King.[2] This ending however was retconned by Last Order, which continues where the original manga left off after Nova killed Alita with a powerful doll bomb.

During Round 1 of the Tenth Zenith of Things Tournament, the Great Martian King came to mind for Sechs, Elf, and Zwölf when Getz stated that a 50-meter battle robot was a more worthy enemy than them.[3] A toy robot was later shown in a flashback scene when Homme du Feu recalled his instruction by Olympe.[4]

Toy[]

The Great Martian King is an exact replica of the Jumbo Great Mars Robot toy from Horikawa. It is made of tin and stands roughly twelve inches tall. It was release in Japan in the 1960s.

References[]

  1. "Calendar of GLO" Accessed 2011-04-25.
  2. Battle Angel Alita Epilogue - Desty Nova's fate is revealed.
  3. Phase 28 - Getz and Koen's debut appearance.
  4. Phase 75 - Homme du Feu's instruction by Olympe is shown.

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