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Anders Loves Maria is a webcomic by Rene Engstrom about the lives of Anders von Silfersked and Maria Holm, starting from the time they decided to have a baby. Take Finagle's Law, Dial it Up to Eleven, toss in a Love Dodecahedron, and as a finishing touch sprinkle Swedish royalty on top. Began 9/11/2006, ended 2/5/2010.
It can be found here. Spoiler Alert!!!
- Art Evolution
- The Alcoholic: The Holm parents
- All Love Is Unrequited
- The Baby Trap: Tina does this in an attempt to hold onto Anders, hiding the fact that she's miscarried
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Johnan.
- Bi the Way: Anna and Madame Von Silfersked
- Bittersweet Ending
- Bottle Fairy: Maria, pre-pregnancy
- Butt Monkey: Anders, Maria, really anyone who gets involved in this hurricane.
- The Casanova: Anders, to the misfortune of Maria and most suitors
- Convenient Miscarriage Tina with Anders
- Dead Guy, Junior: The younger Maria.
- Death by Childbirth
- Dogged Nice Guy: Bjorn to Maria
- Driven to Suicide: Tina
- Fan Disservice: Anders sleeping with Little Shit. It seems implied that they don't actually have sex; Anders just needs to cuddle. Still.
- Anders' aged mother sitting around without a shirt is certainly not put in for titillation.
- Finagle's Law
- Fridge Brilliance: The title.
- Funetik Aksent: In flashbacks, Maria's thick northern Swedish accent is represented in English by a phonetic representation of a Yorkshire accent.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Averted: Tina goes through with the procedure as a teenager. According to Rene, Maria also had one with Bjorn
- Has Two Mommies: Played with. Anders does not approve of his mother's new lover.
Anna: I'm going to be a grandma.
Anders: No you bloody well aren't!
- Identical Daughter: Aside from Anders's hair color, Maria looks and has a similar mannerism to her mother Maria.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Johan and Bjorn are classic examples. Anders (usually) means well, but poor impulse control paired with worse personal judgement gets you here.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Johan to Maria, having had to look after her since childhood.
- Ladykiller in Love: Anders to Maria
- Longest Pregnancy Ever: Maria is pregnant for nearly all of the comic's run.
- Love Dodecahedron: Anders
- Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content suggested the title "Anders Has Sex With Everyone".
- Noodle People: A single character example: Anna is unrealistically thin compared to the other characters.
- Series Hiatus: Every now and then.
- Slice of Life
- Social Services Does Not Exist: Averted; Johan and Maria were placed in a foster home as children due to neglect.
- Twist Ending: Anders does love Maria, his daughter.
- He does truly love Maria, his girlfriend, it's just... complicated.
- Wham! Episode: The ending caught a lot of people off guard.