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"Now before I go any further, I should mention that if you are looking to read one of those stories where a girl from the real world falls into a fantasy world and maybe falls in love with one of the characters there, you are probably looking at the wrong story."
Self-described as "A very different take on the typical OC-falls-into-OP story, deconstructed with a macabre twist".
The story follows the titular character's adventures after falling into the One Piece world. It also manages to subvert the Self Insert story right at the beginning by bringing Mar's parents along for the ride and having her end up alone on the Straw-Hat's deserted ship.
What ensues is a darkly humorous story that deconstructs the hell out of almost every fanfic cliche, all the while building a suspenseful mystery over the fate of the Straw-Hats.
Some parts can be quite disturbing.
Marie D. Suesse And The Mystery New Pirate Age! provides examples of:
- Adults Are Useless: Defied with a vengeance. Almost every capable character in the story is an adult. And the only one who isn't is pretty much The Load.
- All Flyers Are Birds: Discussed. As one character found out the hard way, flying foxes are not birds.
- Bad Future: Luffy has been executed, the Straw-Hats disappeared without a trace, and their allies are all either captured or dead. Oh, and the world is overrun with Sues.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: A key part of the Deconstruction, as well as a proper caution for dealing with Madelyn's powers.
- Black Hole Sue: Monkey D. Madelyn, Luffy's 'sister' and Law's lover and co-leader of the Heart Pirates and and and...
- Let's not forget she's also has the world's highest bounty of 666 million and goes by the title of "The Pirate Queen".
- Heroic BSOD:
- Mar goes into one when she realizes she fell into the world 20 years after Luffy's death by execution.
- Mr. Suesse also gets one when Mar tells him they've fallen into a fictional world based on one of her manga comics.
- Dark Action Girl: Gurnarde, Blood Knight serial killer mermaid.
- Dark Fic: The author really wasn't kidding about the "macabre".
- Didn't Think This Through: Mar's reaction after she distracts the extremely powerful Admiral Imba from killing the Disinfector
- Driving Question: "Why is The Thousand Sunny deserted? What happened to the crew? And how are the Heart Pirates involved?"
- The Faceless: The Disinfector is never seen without his hazard suit, until Chapter 21 where he is revealed to be Trafalgar Law
- Five-Man Band
- Ghost Ship: The Thousand Sunny turns up as one.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Admiral Imba pretty much had the crew on the ropes when he got greedy and decided to copy Mar's Logic-Logic powers. Boy, did that decision backfire spectacularly.
- Laughing Mad:
- Mr. Suesse's Heroic BSOD starts off this way.
- Also used disturbingly in a flashback. Trafalgar Law, The Surgeon of Death, breaks down laughing at the irony his Badass Nickname when he fails a critical operation and kills his patient. It also marks the beginning of his personality shift into The Disinfector.
- Lemony Narrator: Who also happens to be a bit of a First-Person Smartass.
- Mary Sue: The entire story revolves around the idea that one of these messed up the One Piece world.
- Meaningful Name / Punny Name: The author loves these
- Mary Sue Hunter: The Disinfector is introduced as one.
- May-December Romance: Subverted. Mar clearly finds the at least 20 years older Trafalgar Law attractive until she realises that he's likely around the same age as her father. Squick ensues.
- More Than Mind Control: Squall claims to have been happy in Madelyn's thrall, and exploits her power to ensure he can stay that way.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Madelyn's horrified when her power gets exploited to nearly kill the man she claims to love.
- Narrative Profanity Filter: It's something of a running joke that the narrator is forced to to do this because the author wants to avoid raising the rating of the fic.
- Original Character: Loads of them. Some are one-off Parody Sues, but the fic deliberately makes a point of using only Original Characters to tell the story.
- Well, until Chapter 21 anyway
- Our Mermaids Are Different: They're bloodthirsty serial killers.
- Papa Wolf: Don't threaten Mar in front of Mr. Suesse. It's a very bad idea.
- Power Copying: Admiral Imba has the power of the Copy-Copy fruit.
- Puff of Logic: As a power!
- Reality Ensues
- Rescue Romance: Averted; the Disinfector makes it VERY clear he's only keeping Mar alive to suit his own ends.
- Shout-Out / Take That:
- Snicket Warning Label: See the page quote above.
- Speak Ill of the Dead: Marie discovers three graves; though one is mostly untouched, the middle has been destroyed to the point no sign of who it stands for remains, and the last's epitath is partly destroyed, along with one of its blades stolen.
- Story-Breaker Power: Monkey D. Madelyn is heavily implied to have one, but its true nature isn't revealed until Chapter 22: she can literally make dreams come true.
- Survivor Guilt: Seen among the survivors of the attempt to save Luffy, particularly Sogeking.
- That Man Is Dead: Invoked and discussed. Mar uses this trope to guess the true identity of The Disinfector, citing The Count of Monte Cristo as her example.
- And then subverted later when it turns out her guess was a bit off.
- That Was the Last Entry: Robin's Apocalyptic Log in chapter 7.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In Chapter 23's Flashbacks, one gets delivered to Monkey D. Madelyn, brutally shutting down her claims that she only wanted to make Law happy.
- Third Person Person: Two of them.
- Tragic Keepsake: The Straw Hat.
- Also Zoro's sword Shuusui.
- Weapon Tombstone: Marking the graves of Nico Robin and Roronoa Zoro.
- What Kind Of Lame Power Is Logic Anyway?: Mar eats the Logic-Logic fruit and is disappointed when it only seems to make her think logically.
- Wham! Line: Almost every chapter ends with either this, a Cliff Hanger or a Reveal.
- You All Meet in a Cell: It's even lampshaded as one of the chapter titles.