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Arronaxe Larsen was the mother of Doc Savage according to the researches of Philip José Farmer, as discussed in Tarzan Alive. She was the daughter of Wolf Larsen and Arronaxe Land.

It is not clear whether Farmer was familiar with the novel The Savage Gentleman by Philip Wylie, which has been suggested as an inspiration for the character of Doc Savage - or, if you prefer, a satire on Doc and his father. However, it is interesting to note that the mother of the Doc Savage-figure is named "Nellie Larsen".

The original Doc Savage novels say little about his mother or of her marriage to Clark Savage, Sr save that she died shortly after giving birth to their son.

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