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Marcus

The Binding Blade The Blazing Blade


FERK Marcus.png
Artwork of Marcus from The Blazing Blade.

A paladin serving House Pherae.
A skilled veteran.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age
Nationality

Lycian[1][2] (Pheraean)

Title(s)
  • Loyal Paladin[2]
  • Honorable Paladin[1]
Starting class

Paladin

Appearance(s)
Idiot! Where is your pride!? You are now a knight of Pherae! And I will no longer coddle you as I have! Learn how to conduct yourself as a knight of the first class! Understood?
— Marcus to Lowen in a support conversation.

Marcus (Japanese: マーカス Marcus) is a playable character of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a paladin of Pherae, first appearing in Chapter 1 of The Binding Blade and the first chapter of Eliwood's route in Fire Emblem.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Role

At the beginning of The Binding Blade, Marcus is seen escorting Roy back to Pherae per request of Lord Eliwood. However, the situation changes abruptly when bandits attack the castle; the old knight steps into the battlefield following his young master's orders.

Once the attack is repelled, Marcus stays for Roy's side for the rest of the story, and after the end of the war, he returns to Pherae and finally retires. However, his well-earned rest is continually interrupted, as countless knights continue to go to him for training.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait marcus fe06.png
Paladin
Level 1
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically on Turn 1.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif D GBARankLance.gif A Axe E GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.


Ahh Marcus! He may be old, but he's skilled. At first glance, Marcus appears to be your best unit : one rounding enemies, crippling them to death in hard mode.. Why wouldn't you use him for every enemies? Well Marcus is old, and may not learn much from his hardships in battle, so he will mostly remain as strong as he is right now. Wich of course may not be enough for the late game. Even though? You will never have such an avantage opponent anymore, plus Fe6 throws you good units in the face. You really should not be afraid of using him for the time he's useful.

The western Isles really give the old veteran a hard time, but the turning point really is chapter 13, where the pace of the game totally change and he start to really fall behind.

You can still use him all the way if you wishes to do so, but it will ask a lot of ressources and planning. He's a really useful unit for the early game, especially in hard mode where he is basically mandatory.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Role

Marcus is first seen accompanying Eliwood in his quest to find Lord Elbert's whereabouts; this same party reunites later with Hector's army. If the focus of the story is in Eliwood, he acts as an adviser; otherwise, he remains in the background.

After the crisis is averted, he returns to Pherae, becomes the head of Pherae's military forces and dedicates himself to train young squires. Should he have an A support with the merchant Merlinus, the latter goes to Pherae to work for Eliwood, focusing in the financial matters.

Starting stats and growth rates

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

Portrait marcus fe07.png
Paladin
Level 1
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 11, automatically from the start.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword
Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif A GBARankLance.gif A Axe B GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.


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Personality and character

Marcus' main trait is his dedication to his job. As an experienced knight, he watches over Pherae's newest recruits. He is a strict teacher, though; he does not hesitate to point their every mistake and yell at them if necessary. A common complaint of Marcus is that younger generations do not have the spirit needed to fight for their marquess[3]. He does not discriminate any soldier, though, which Isadora, the only female knight of Pherae at that time, is grateful for[4].

He shows a different side in his supports with Eliwood and Merlinus. Marcus is fond of remembering Eliwood's childhood and tends to praise him, much to the latter's embarrassment[5]. In their last support, he even swears to find an adequate bride for his lord. In his supports with Merlinus, he shows an affinity for culinary matters, which surprises the merchant[6].

In The Binding Blade, Marcus has become softer in his manners, but his dedication to his duty has not diminished at all. However, he is aware of his advanced age, and consequently, he is looking for his successor; depending on whom the player supports him with, he can pass down this title to Alen, Lance or Wolt. His relationship with Roy is more or less the same as with Eliwood, worrying much about his liege's welfare and going as far as subtly encouraging Lilina's affections for Roy[7].

Supports

The Binding Blade

Portrait marcus fe06.png
Marcus
Paladin
Is gba iceaffin.png
Small portrait roy fe06.png
Roy
Lord Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
Small portrait lance fe06.png
Lance
Cavalier Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait lilina fe06.png
Lilina
Mage Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+1

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Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support9}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait alen fe06.png
Alen
Cavalier Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2
Small portrait wolt fe06.png
Wolt
Archer Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2

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Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
Per turn:+

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Initial: {{{initialpoints10}}}
Per turn:+
Click here for more details on supports.

The Blazing Blade

Portrait marcus fe07.png
Marcus
Paladin
Is gba iceaffin.png
Small portrait eliwood fe07.png
Eliwood
Lord Is gba animaaffin.png
Initial: 25
Per turn:+2
Small portrait lowen fe07.png
Lowen
Cavalier Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+3
Small portrait harken fe07.png
Harken
Hero Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 20
Per turn:+2

[[{{{support7}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints7}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support9}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints9}}}
Per turn:+
Small portrait merlinus fe07.png
Merlinus
Transporter Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 0
Per turn:+2
Small portrait isadora fe07.png
Isadora
Paladin Is gba darkaffin.png
Initial: 15
Per turn:+3

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[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints6}}}
Per turn:+

[[{{{support8}}}]]
[[]]
Initial: {{{initialpoints8}}}
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[[{{{support10}}}]]
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Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

The Binding Blade

Marcus, Loyal Paladin
Short: Enjoyed retired life.
Long: Marcus finally retired upon returning to Pherae. Although he tried to live in peace, he could never get rid of the endless stream of aspiring knights begging for his direction. He left his name in history as a great knight that fought with Roy and also as an outstanding teacher to the next generation.

The Blazing Blade

Marcus, Knight of Pherae
Marcus returned to Pherae with Eliwood and, as the head of the knights of Pherae, dedicated his life to training young squires.

Merlinus and Marcus
The merchant Merlinus began working for Eliwood. He and Marcus were fast friends, and when Marcus became the head of military training, Merlinus used his business acumen to deal with all matters financial.

Quotes

Death quotes

Argh... I've come so far... Lord Roy... please... take care...
— Marcus in The Binding Blade.
Urgh... No...
— Marcus in The Blazing Blade.

Battle quotes

Master Roy, please be careful.
— In the final chapter of The Binding Blade.
I'll show you the strength of a knight of Pherae.
— In the final chapter of The Blazing Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Marcus is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher, one card each based on his older The Binding Blade and his younger Fire Emblem incarnatons.

The quote on card S07-003ST is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Marcus
TCGCipher S07-003ST.png Loyal Holy Knight, Marcus
Ic TCGCipher Elibe.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Lance.png

Mounted

"老いてもこのマーカス、まだまだ若い者には負けませんぞ!!"
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Battle-Worn Veteran: [Special] This card cannot be placed in the Bonds Area.
Card #S07-003STArtist: Azusa
TCGCipher S10-005ST.png Holy Knight of Honor, Marcus
Ic TCGCipher Elibe.png

It TCGCipher Male.png

Iw TCGCipher Lance.png

Mounted

"I swore to protect the lord Eliwood until his return. Knights of Pherae always carry out their orders, you see."
Attack: 70 Support: 20 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Paladin Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Front Line Guardsman: [Always] While this unit is on the Front Line, this unit cannot be moved.
Card #S10-005STArtist: sachie
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Marcus .

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Marcus Marcus is a Latin name meaning dedicated to Mars.[8] Mars, being the Roman god of war, relates to Marcus's loyalty as a knight.[9] Mars is also another translation for Marth.
Japanese マーカス Officially romanized as Marcus; same as in English.
Spanish Marcus As above.
French Marcus As above.
German Marcus As above.
Italian Marcus As above.

Gallery

Small portrait marcus fe06.png Sprite Gallery Small portrait marcus fe07.png
Portrait marcus fe06.png Paladin
Bs fe06 marcus paladin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe06 marcus paladin lance.png
Lance
Bs fe06 marcus paladin axe.png
Axe
Portrait marcus fe07.png Paladin
Bs fe07 marcus paladin sword.png
Sword
Bs fe07 marcus paladin lance.png
Lance
Bs fe07 marcus paladin axe.png
Axe

Other apperances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire Emblem 7: Marcus Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 4 August 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fire Emblem 6: Marcus Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 4 August 2018
  3. "Roy: What's the matter, Marcus?
    Marcus: Not good. Not good at all.
    Roy: What's not good?
    Marcus: The youths these days, their fighting has much to desired. It isn't all of them, but most of them seem pampered in my eyes! We must make stricter exercise plans...
    " — Roy and Marcus' C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Isadora: Thank you, General Marcus. You have never treated me any differently for being a woman... You have thought of me always as a knight of the first rank of Pherae... If you had been too lenient or protective of me, I would not be alive to fight here today.
    Marcus: ......
    " — Marcus and Isadora's A support, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  5. "Marcus: Lord Eliwood! Well, I cannot say that I am not impressed by your strength. You have truly grown, and for that, I am joyful.
    Eliwood: Ah, Marcus, your sentiments are always larger than life.
    Marcus: But it does make me lonely, you know. When you were born, Lord Eliwood... Why, I had just received the honor of knighthood. When you were little, oh, how you would follow me everywhere!
    Eliwood: Stop it, you embarrass me good friend.
    " — Eliwood and Marcus' C support, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  6. "Marcus: Mmm. Its charm lies in the variety of textures inside and without... And the distinctive taste of these apples stewed in honey reminds me of a certain well-known pastry shop in Ostia... Although...you may be relying too much on the sweetness to carry the weight of this confection... Hmm... Yes, I think that about sums it up... Hm? What’s wrong?
    Merlinus: L-Lord Marcus... I had no idea you were such a knowledgeable epicure!
    " — Marcus and Merlinus' B support, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  7. "Marcus: Master Roy is becoming very much like Lord Eliwood. The woman that Roy is seeking would probably be similar to that which Lord Eliwood found love with.
    Lilina: Really...?
    Marcus: My lady, if I may suggest. When you and Master Roy return to Pherae, then you two could...
    " — Marcus and Lilina's C support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  8. Marcus - Name Meaning, What does Marcus mean?, www.thinkbabynames.com, Retrieved: 4 August 2018
  9. ARES - Greek God of War & Battlelust (Roman Mars), www.theoi.com, Retrieved: 4 August 2018
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