The Martian Atmosphere and Roach Suitability (M.A.R.S) Ranking is a ranking system developed to create an efficient chain of command and also denote the officers for the Annex I mission. The higher ranked members were essentially the frontline against the Terra Formars. Mission Plan Alpha called for the highest ranked members to form a defensive perimeter around the Annex I research ship while lower ranked members conducted research inside the ship on the A.E. Virus affecting Earth.
Confirmed M.A.R.S. RankingEdit
Guidebook Mars File gave top part of the Mars Ranking with Chinese being serious and not faking their rankings for the official rank. Shokichi rank wasn't revealed at the release of the guidebook, so it's possible that everyone's rank after #3 to move with 1 down.
|#1||Joseph Gustav Newton||Squad 6|
|#2||Adolf Reinhard||Squad 5|
|#3||Shokichi Komachi||Squad 1|
|#3||Sylvester Asimov||Squad 3|
|#4||Liu Yiwu||Squad 4|
|#5||Michelle K. Davis||Squad 2|
|#6||Akari Hizamaru||Squad 2|
|#7||Xi Chun-Li||Squad 4|
|#8||Aleksander Asimov||Squad 3|
|#9||Keiji Onizuka||Squad 1|
|#10||Marcos E. Garcia||Squad 1|
|#11||Ivan Perepelkin||Squad 3|
|#15||Alex K. Stewart||Squad 2|
|#16||Borgijin Dorjiberke||Squad 4|
|#17||Isabella R. Leon||Squad 5|
|#18||Kanako Sanjo||Squad 1|
|#19||Aaron Yujik||Squad 3|
|#20||Nina Yujik||Squad 3|
To use weapons one must have a M.A.R.S Ranking of 15 or higher. This is to minimize the theft of weapons that could be turned against the Annex I crew.
Known weapon users:
- Joseph Gustav Newton ("George Smiles", Anti-Terraformer Coated Longsword)
- Adolf Reinhard ("Rain Hard", a Throwing Knives)
- Komachi Shokichi ("Jinbenkidokushu", Antidote)
- Sylvester Asimov ("Light of Caucus", an Instant Limb Regrow Device)
- Michelle K. Davis ("Michael's Hammer", Anti-Terraformer Explosive Simple Acceleration Device)
- Akari Hizamaru ("Hizamaru", Anti-Terraformer Sonic Ninja Blade)
- Aleksandr Asimov ("Kavkaz Kalinka", Anti-Terraformer Spetsnaz Ballistic Jaw Knife)
- Keiji Onizuka ("Gonna Fly Now", a Power Wrist)
- Marcos E. Garcia ("Archnebuster Mk.II", Three-Sectioned Staff)
- Ivan Perepelkin ("Angel Wheelie", a Gauntlet)
- Alex K. Stewart ("Randy Johnson(s)", a Multi-Gadget Balls)
- Isabella R. Leon ("Carnaval De Paris", a Soccer Leg Pad)
- Kanako Sanjo ("Hien/Flying Swallow", a Wing)
- Jet ("Yellow Prawn-Goby, Armor-Form Personal Omnidirectional Sonar)
- Hong ("Blow Dart of Death", a Poisonous Blow Gun)
- Akari has been noted as being one of the two highest offensive ability members yet his M.A.R.S. Ranking is 6. This is due to the M.A.R.S. rankings working off assuming capture as an objective as the primary determiner of rank.
- Officers have the highest M.A.R.S. ranking, having been trained purposely for Anti-Terraformar combat due to genetic inheritance or Human experimentation pre-M.O. operation. The only officer to have a low ranking is Liu. This is due to the Chinese have purposefully ordered their members to gain a low ranking to ensure most of them are kept inside the ship thereby tampering with the rank system.