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|The Ascendant Marines|
|Japanese Romanji:||Yūsei umi heitai|
|World Government Faction:||The Golden Emperors|
|Faction Romanji:||Kogane no kōtei|
|Areas Of Control:||East Blue, North Blue, Areas of Grand Line|
The Ascendant Marines are one half of the current Marine forces in KDAU. They support one of the two World Government factions. They're sphere of control covers the entire North and East Blues and they are in constant competition for control over the Grand Line with The Divergent Marines.
The Ascendant Marines operation around three core principles:Ascension, Loyalty and Justice. By Ascension, they mean that they forever wish to improve and ascend to greater levels of strength and position. By Loyalty. they mean that even if their ambition drives them to want to gain higher position and status, betrayal would make such a gain worthless. Justice
In accordance with these principles the Ascendant Marines are a Pure Meritocracy where only the strongest and brightest may rise to the top and take command. All ambition is openly encouraged, however ambition being what it is many people forget the principle of loyalty. As such the disciplnary records of many members is checkered to say the least.
After the many battles following the rise of the Second Pirate King, a divide in opinion formed within the World Government and Marines. One side believed that a complete change in policy and structure was required to deal with the massive increase in pirate activity, whilst the others believed that the system merely needed to be improved. With the death of the eldest of the Gorosei the balance of power in the council was broken and the difference in opinion became a true divide. The four remaining memebers of the Gorosei split into two groups, called "The Golden Emperors" and "The Dragon Kings".
Following this divide the The Ascendant Marines and The Divergent Marines were formed. The Ascendant Marines, supporting The Golden Emperors, believed that the methods and doctrine of the old style Marines were not wrong, but they merely needed improvement. Whereas the Divergent Marines, supporting The Dragon kings, believed that a whole new system was needed to fight the greatest pirate threat since Gol D. Roger.