The Mardook (マルドゥーク Marudo~ūku?), commonly known as Marduk, are a tribalistic, war-like civilization and the primary antagonists in Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again.
The Mardook are a people built on war and destruction. They refuse to "pollute" their civilization with what they deem to be "lower cultures". They have destroyed countless civilizations they have deemed unworthy to exist, using their Emulators to bolster the fighting spirit of their forces. Majority of their army is composed of enslaved Zentradi. They are led by Emperor Ingues, and the attack on Earth was spearheaded by scout fleet Commander Feff.
They see song as nothing more than a tool for war, employing Emulators such as Ishtar to further their culture of destruction. They are not immune to "culture shock" through other civilization's songs (such as the Minmay Attack), and are reliant on Emulators to inoculate their troops to fight to the point of going berserk in the battlefield.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- Many of the names used in Lovers Again, such as Marduk and Gigamesh, are based on ancient history. Marduk is described as the patron god of Babylon, the Babylonian king of the gods, who presided over justice, compassion, healing, regeneration, magic, and fairness, although he is also sometimes referenced as a storm god and agricultural deity.