Saturday, March 13, 2010

Marvin the Martian and his dog K-9

Marvin the Martian and K-9 his dog
Looney Tunes


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Marvin hails from the planet Mars, but is often found elsewhere. He is often accompanied by his dog "K-9".

Marvin wears a Roman soldier's uniform (a reference to Mars being the Roman god of war) with old-fashioned basketball shoes. His head is a black sphere with only eyes for features. The crest of his helmet appears, with the push-broom-like upper section, to comically resemble an ancient Greek hoplite's helmet.

Marvin is given a timid, nasal voice and often speaks technobabble. He is known for his trademark quotes "Where is the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!", "Isn't that lovely?", "This makes me very angry, very angry indeed.", and "I am not now, nor have I ever been, a robot."

On numerous occasions, Marvin has tried to destroy the Earth with his "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator" (sometimes spelled as "Eludium Pu-36"), which resembles a mere stick of dynamite. Marvin attempts to destroy the Earth because, as he says, it obstructs his view of Venus, and Marvin has been trying to destroy the Earth for over two millennia. The original reference to "Uranium Pu-36" changed to "Illudium Q-36" in subsequent cartoons. Marvin is consistently foiled by Bugs Bunny.

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