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You're making me very angry, very angry indeed.
~ Marvin whenever he is irritated.
I claim this planet in the name of Mars!
~ One of Marvin's catchphrases.

Marvin the Martian is a major antagonist in the Looney Tunes franchise and is the main antagonist of the Duck Dodgers series. He is K-9's owner and is the archenemy of Daffy Duck (also known as Duck Dodgers) as well as Bugs Bunny's 3rd archenemy (the other two being Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam.) Marvin makes his debut in the episode Haredevil Hare. He also serves as a major antagonist of the 2003 film Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

Voice Portrayals

Biography

Since Elmer Fudd was considered too clueless and affable to be a threat, Wile E. Coyote was just a predator, Taz was overly ravenous, and Yosemite Sam was quickly becoming just as hopeless, Chuck Jones felt the time would come for Bugs Bunny to meet a new kind of villain altogether, a villain who is both very shrewd and who posed a true threat.

So the alien menace known as Marvin the Martian was born, being a more calculating, courteous, relaxed and destructive opponent than those that came before him he nonetheless found himself defeated in the end by Bugs Bunny - though due to his popularity he returned and has stayed on as one of the Looney Tunes' most popular villains, appearing in many cartoons and films as well as countless merchandise, Marvin has even been adopted as the mascot of a few NASA vehicles among other things.

Many of his villainous acts involve intending to destroy the Earth with a deadly weapon called the "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator" (sometimes pronounced "Illudium Pu-36" or "Uranium Pu-36") which looks like an ordinary stick of dynamite. However, this plan is always foiled and the modulator ends up exploding near him instead.

Appearance

Marvin is depicted as an unusual humanoid dressed in a red (green in the late Golden Era) unitard underneath a vaguely Roman-style suit and a pair of oversized white sneakers, this design was chosen due to Mars being the name of the Roman god of war and has served him well as it makes him stand out from the crowd as a distinctive villain. Chuck Jones, who directed most of his shorts, stated that he based Marvin's blank black face on black ants, which he found scary.

In other media

Films

  • Marvin appeared in "Space Jam", but was not a villain, only a referee to the game likely because he is a Looney Tunes character and an martian/alien.
  • In "Looney Tunes: Back In Action", he appeared as the final antagonist near the film's climax and released various aliens like the Daleks in Area 52.
  • He also appeared as the main antagonist of "Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run", who only appeared in the climax. This is most likely a way to surprise the audience that he is the main villain and not Sam.
  • He also appeared as the main antagonist of the Kids WB online game "Martian Invasion", where he and the Instant Martians hijack George Jetson's office, forcing him to get his way back and fight back in the process.
  • He appeared as a minor antagonist in "Space Jam 2: A New Legacy". He arrived on Tune World to reclaim his rightful place after Bugs planted a Earth flag, but it's only a diversion for Bugs and Lebron James to steal Marvin's ship. Although he has a minor role, Marvin can be seen crushed twice by his own ship.

Duck Dodgers

He also appeared in the 2003 animated series Duck Dodgers as the central antagonist, and under the name of the Martian Commander X-2, serving for the Martian Queen. He also serves as a rival to the power-hungry Martian General Z-9, who once betrayed both him and the Queen in an attempt to rule both Mars and Earth under his iron fist. He sometimes teams up with Duck Dodgers to defeat greater threats.

DC/Looney Tunes

He attempts to blow up the Earth, but is defeated by Kyle Rayner.

DC meets Looney Tunes

He sends out a signal to all Martians in the multiverse and Martian Manhunter answers the call. He goes to the DC Universe and tries to wipe out humanity. He is foiled when Manhunter tricks him with an illusion of him destroying Earth and he is captured by the army.

The Looney Tunes Show

Marvin appears in the 2011-2014 animated series The Looney Tunes Show. Marvin is far less villainous and evil in this show being a friend of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig and being the best friend of Pete Puma as well believing you need to be polite to be people. While Marvin mentions he plans to destroy the Earth, he never attempts to do so in this show.

Quotes

Oh dear...
~ One of Marvin's catchphrases.
I am a superior Martian being, who has come to your pathetic planet to destroy Christmas!
~ Marvin to a boy in the cancelled movie about him.

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Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies
Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Lawyer Goodwill | Adolf Hitler | Cecil Turtle | Beaky Buzzard | Cottontail Smith | Von Vultur | Schultz | Henery Hawk | Dan Backslide | Gremlin | Sylvester | Papa Bear | Yosemite Sam | Gossamer | Barnyard Dog | The Crusher | Marvin the Martian | K-9 | Wile E. Coyote | ACME | Nasty Canasta | Spike the Bulldog and Chester the Terrier | Egghead Jr. | Rocky and Mugsy | Ralph Wolf | Napoleon Bonaparte | Shropshire Slasher | Tasmanian Devil | Witch Hazel | Robot | Instant Martians | Blacque Jacque Shellaque | Hugo the Abominable Snowman | Count Bloodcount | Bunny and Claude | Bunny Snatchers

Movies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Judge Doom | Toon Patrol (Smartass, Greasy, Psycho, Wheezy & Stupid)
Space Jam
Mr. Swackhammer | Monstars
Looney Tunes: Back In Action
Mr. Chairman | Bob Smith | Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Sylvester | Marvin the Martian | Yosemite Sam | Nasty Canasta | Cottontail Smith | Wile E. Coyote | ACME | Robo Dog | Metaluna Mutant | Ro-Man | Triffid | Daleks | Fiend Without a Face | The Man from Planet X | Pod People
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Al-G Rhythm | Pete | Goon Squad (White Mamba, Wet-Fire, Arachnneka, The Brow, Chronos)
Television
Tiny Toon Adventures
Montana Max | Elmyra Duff | Big Daddy Boo | Amby and Floyd | Foghorn Draghorn
Animaniacs/Pinky and the Brain
(1993): The Brain | Katie Ka-Boom | Count Dracula | Satan | Walter Wolf | Sid the Squid | Beanie the Bison | Buddy | King Salazar | Fermin Flaxseed | Snowball | Precious | Wally Faust
(2020): Nils Niedhart | Dwayne LaPistol | B.R.A.I.N. | Dr. Walter Grubb | Julia | Nicklewise
Taz-Mania
Tasmanian Devil | Bull and Axle
Duck Dodgers
Duck Dodgers | Martian Commander X-2 | Martian Queen | Martian General Z-9 | Instant Martians | The F.U.D.D. | K'chutta Sam | Nasty Canasta | Tasmanian Devil | Happy Cat
Loonatics Unleashed
General Deuce | Ringmaster & Otto the Odd | Electro J. Fudd | Optimatus | Massive | Black Velvet | Sylth Vester | Drake Sypher | Weather Vane | Mastermind | Rip Runner | Rupes Oberon | Dr. Dare | Ophiuchus Sam | Pierre Le Pew | Melvin the Martian | Boötes Belida | Adolpho | Stoney and Bugsy | Pinkster Pig
Webtoons
Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Sylvester | Yosemite Sam | Gossamer | Barnyard Dog | Marvin the Martian | Top Salesman | Dr. Zarius | Carrot Monster
The Looney Tunes Show
Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Tasmanian Devil | Sylvester | Yosemite Sam | Marvin the Martian | Wile E. Coyote | Gossamer | Henery Hawk | Cecil Turtle | Zod Duck | K-9 | Instant Martians | Witch Hazel | Colonel Frankenheimer | Barnyard Dog | Blacque Jacque Shellaque | The Crusher | Shropshire Slasher | Nasty Canasta | Rocky and Mugsy
Wabbit-New Looney Tunes
Daffy Duck | Elmer Fudd | Wile E. Coyote | Yosemite Sam | Carl the Grim Rabbit | Viktor | Claudette Dupri | Hazmats | Foxy Foxworth
Guest Villains
Monstars | Metaluna Mutant | The Man from Planet X | Edward Hyde | Judge Doom | Mr. Chairman | Wicked Witch of the West | Mr. Swackhammer | Daleks | Al-G Rhythm

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Main Antagonists
Montana Max | Elmyra Duff | Plucky Duck | Sweetie Bird

Recurring Antagonists
Arnold the Pit Bull | Mr. Hitcher | Gotcha Grabmore | Roderick & Rhubella Rat | Danforth Drake & Margot Mallard | Duck Vader | Adults Against Funny Cartoons Chairperson | Silas Wonder | Dr. Gene Splicer | S.N.I.D.E. | The Wolverine | The Brain | The Crusher | Daffy Duck | Yosemite Sam | Elmer Fudd

One-Time Antagonists
Amby and Floyd | Barbette | Big Daddy Boo | Boss Tick | Eddy Cougar | Egghead Jr. | Evil Talking Cake | Foghorn Draghorn | Instant Martians | Johnny Pew | King Salazar | Knuckles Cutlet | Marvin the Martian | Rhoda Queen | Ronald Grump | Sappy Stanley | Satan | Swan Dancers | Tad the Imaginary Friend