Comet is a cyan marble with a yellow streak going through the middle of them, hence the name 'Comet'. They compete in the Marble Rally, and are currently in the A-League. As a veteran contender, Comet has a small but remarkable fanbase.

History

Pre-Marble Rally

Comet is from the city of Startove, a city north of Polaria. In 2014, Comet went to the Polaria to watch the Stardust Classic. That was when Comet started growing their interest in marble racing, after they witnessed Team Galaxy's performance in the tournament.[1]

As a result, Comet decided to start their own marble racing career. They participated in the 500-Foot Race, which served as their prelude to the Sand Marble Rally. Surprisingly, Comet ended up winning the race, despite not being heavily favored to do so. This inspired them to take part in the inaugural Sand Marble Rally season.

In the Sand Marble Rally, Comet a marble who noticeably struggles to achieve high places, and is often lagging behind in the standings. This is especially true of their early career. But thanks to this experience, Comet seems to have improved very much throughout their career.

2016

Despite having won the 500-Foot Race, Comet was still considered among the outsiders for the championship into the 2016 Sand Marble Rally season. They had an inconsistent first half of the season, failing to score any points in Races 4 and 5, and was in danger of elimination as they were 23rd in the standings with 19 points. Thankfully, Comet was able to turn things around by finishing 7th in Race 6. This way, they had barely survived elimination as they were one point ahead of Blazing Fireball and Olympia.

Unfortunately, during the second half of the season, Comet was unable to get out of their standings position at 20th. Their struggle continued as they were no longer eligible for the championship title after Race 10, 127 points behind standings leader (and eventual champion) Ghost Plasma. Their 7th place finish in Race 11 notwithstanding, Comet remained last in the standings among those who qualified for the second half of the season, with a total of 66 points.

2017

Comet qualified in Sand Marble Rally 2017, but only finished 19th with 55 points (lost the tiebreaker to Big Pearl for 18th), 1 point ahead of 2016 champion Ghost Plasma, who came last.

2018

Comet once again qualified for Sand Marble Rally 2018. They once again had a bad first half, and ranked 18th halfway through the season, with one 4th-place finish, and just 18 points. However, they improved over these two seasons by winning their first race in the 5th round of the Sand Marble Rally 2018 and finished 11th overall scoring 52 points.

2019

Comet qualified for Marble Rally 2019 by coming 4th out of the 8 marbles in their qualifier race.

Comet's season started poorly, with a 12th, a 14th and a DNF in the first 3 races and was in 19th after the latter with just 6 points. However, they made a strong comeback, with a fifth place finish in Race 6 and they finished second in the final race just behind Summer Sky, placing 10th in the overall standings.

2020

Comet was guaranteed a place in the 2020 season due to coming 10th overall in the standings. Their qualification was confirmed as a sudden announcement from the JMRC in September 2020 stated that Comet had been invited to take part in the 2020 season.[1]

Racer analysis and profile

Comet is an example of an experienced mid-field veteran with a small but steady fanbase who "has always been there", but rarely done anything of significance. Having competed in every Marble Rally race held to date, they have only notched up two podiums in their entire racing career. Their lifetime highlight came in Race 5 (2018), where they scored their only victory by defeating former champion Ghost Plasma in the second-closest finish in the series' history. Their other podium was a runner-up finish to Summer Sky in Race 8 (2019). Along with this humiliating distinction of having very few memorable moments, Comet however has also represented an upward trend in terms of pure competition skills throughout their career. They started off with 20th place in the standings in 2016 (and last of the marbles to complete the whole season) and improved their overall position each year, to the point where they finished within the top half of the standings for the first time in 2019 at 10th overall.

Sand Marble Rally results

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Points
2016 R1
18
R2
20
R3
6
R4
22
R5
DNF
R6
7
R7
18
R8
20
R9
17
R10
16
R11
7
R12
15
20th 66
2017 R1
15
R2
12
R3
16
R4
13
R5
9
R6
15
R7
4
R8
18
R9
DNF
R10
15
R11
DNF
R12
10
F
6
19th 55
2018 R1
19
R2
16
R3
12
R4
4
R5
1
R6
DNF
R7
14
R8
9
11th 52
2019 R1
12
R2
14
R3
DNF
R4
8
R5
10
R6
5
R7
13
R8
2
10th 51
2020 R1
13
R2
12
R3
15
R4
20
R5
14
R6
4
17th* 22*

* - Season is still in progress

 - Double points

Trivia

  • Comet is one of only five marbles to participate in all Sand Marble Rally races held to date, along with Dragon's Egg, Ghost Plasma, Slimer and Summer Sky.
  • Comet was one of only two marbles to not achieve any podiums in the 2017 season, the other being Deep Ocean.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stynth (13th September 2020). Who’s Tearing Up the Sand in 2020? – Part 1. Marble Sports.
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