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Marcus

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Marcus
ギシン Gishin
Marcus.png
Marcus
Gender Male
Hometown Michina Town
Region Sinnoh
Anime debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life
English voice actor Jason Griffith
Japanese voice actor Koichi Yamadera

Marcus (Japanese: ギシン Gishin) is a character and primary antagonist in Arceus and the Jewel of Life. His Japanese voice actor is Koichi Yamadera and his English voice actor is Jason Griffith.

Marcus, who once was Damos's assistant, had come to resent Arceus due to his belief that it would allow Michina Town to return to being a wasteland if the Jewel of Life was reclaimed. This led Marcus to become the driving force behind Damos's apparent betrayal of it. By using his Bronzong's Hypnosis, he was able to control Damos and force him to destroy Arceus while not returning the Jewel of Life. However during the original turn of events, he had fallen to his death along with Damos after Arceus survived the attack and counterattacked.

After meeting up with Sheena, who had traveled to the past to stop Damos's apparent betrayal of Arceus, he learned how the future would have turned out as well as his own death. He then changed his plans to include silver water as well while attacking Arceus. This proved to be very effective and left the Alpha Pokémon helpless as the overall assault immobilized it. However, Sheena and Damos were able to communicate with the hearts of all the Pokémon, including Bronzong and Heatran, making them turn against Marcus, and Ash was able to make him give up the Jewel of Life by wrestling with him until he dropped it. As Ash caught the jewel and rushed with his Pikachu to return it to Arceus, Dawn, her Piplup, and another group consisting of a Chikorita, a Cyndaquil, a Totodile, and multiple Rattata, cornered Marcus, preventing him from following.

Even then, however, Marcus wasn't defeated yet. Although the Pokémon had stopped attacking and Ash had the Jewel of Life with Marcus unable to get it back, Arceus, now stranded at the bottom of the shrine, was by that time on the edge of death as the silver water continued to bury it. This, in turn, set off a strange sequence that nearly destroyed Ash, Brock, Dawn, Pikachu, Piplup, and Sheena, with Ash and Pikachu disappearing first as Marcus explained to Dawn what was going on.

At that moment, just as all seemed lost, Damos managed to reach the last remaining spark of life in Arceus's heart, giving it enough strength to reabsorb the Jewel of Life and fully recover, thus thwarting Marcus's plans and saving everyone from destruction (except Damos himself and a Pichu he befriended, who did not start disappearing). Marcus's scream was then heard and his crown seen on the ledge where he was standing, implying that he fell.

If he did, it did not kill him, since during the ending credits of the movie, it was revealed that Marcus had went on to work under Damos in cultivating the land.

In the manga

Using his Bronzong's Hypnosis, he hypnotized Damos into attacking Arceus. Marcus planned to destroy Arceus and become a god himself using the Jewel of Life.

Pokémon

This listing is of Marcus's known Pokémon in the anime and manga:

Controlled

Marcus's Bronzong
Bronzong
Bronzong was instrumental in Marcus' plan to destroy Arceus. By hypnotizing Damos, Marcus forced him to betray Arceus and refuse to return the Jewel of Life. However, Bronzong was not acting under its own will, but was being controlled by special armor. Eventually, Damos' special ability to touch the hearts of Pokémon made Bronzong realize what it was doing, and, after the armor was destroyed by Piplup's Peck, Bronzong turned on Marcus and helped defend the Trainers that had rescued it.

Bronzong's known moves are Gyro Ball, Flash Cannon and Hypnosis.

Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Bill Rogers
Marcus's Heatran
Heatran
Heatran, like Bronzong, was also forced to obey Marcus against its will by special armor. Heatran was also very powerful and also, like all Heatran, had the ability to walk on walls and ceilings with ease. Heatran was forced to battle against Ash and Dawn, but eventually realized what it was doing thanks to Damos and Sheena, and it allowed Pikachu to destroy its armor with Iron Tail. Heatran then turned on Marcus along with Bronzong.

Heatran's known moves are Fire Spin, Flamethrower and Metal Sound.

Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Tom Wayland

Trivia

  • Marcus shares the same voice actors with Sir Aaron, both in English and Japanese.
  • The voice of Marcus, Jason, is also the voice of Sonic and Shadow in the Sonic the Hedgehog games and anime. The style of his voice is that of Shadow. It also makes Marcus like Shadow on how his hair-style is similar to Shadow's spikes.

Name origin

Marcus's English name may be derived from his warlike nature towards Pokémon, as the name itself has some relation to the Roman god of war, Mars.

Gishin can mean both "loyal retainer" and "suspicion," both aspects of his character.

Movie characters
Human protagonists
Sir AaronAliceAudreyBarzaBiancaCarlitaCoreyDamosDianaDianeEricFergusNewton Graceland
JuanitaKarlKathrynLisaLizabethLorenzoProfessor LundTory LundMarenMaryMelodyMannesNeesha
RafeRebeccaRowenaSamSheenaSidKidd SummersTonioTowaJack WalkerYuko
Human antagonists
AnnieButlerDamonMarilyn FlameGalenGooneMolly HaleIron-Masked MarauderGrings KodaiLawrence IIIMarcus
Ninja RiotOakleyThe PhantomArgus SteelMillis SteelZero
Pokémon
ArceusArticunoCarbinkCelebi (M04)Celebi (M13)CobalionDarkraiDeoxysDialgaDiancieEntei (M03)Entei (M13)Genesect
GiratinaGroudon (M18)HoopaJirachiKeldeoKyogreKyuremLatiasLatiosLucarioLugiaManaphyMew (M01)Mew (M08)
Mewtwo (OS)Mewtwo (BW)MoltresPalkiaPichuPikachutwoRaikouRayquaza (M07)Rayquaza (M18)RegiceRegirockRegisteelReshiram
ShayminSlowkingSuicune (M04)Suicune (M13)TerrakionUnownVictiniVirizionXerneasYveltalZapdosZekromZoroarkZorua
Others
Baron AlbertoBlock BotAliciaAllegraAstridBanksCarolDabuDavidDonukeDundeeEvaDr. FujiGabuGhrisGlacineGodeyGrandpa DamGroudon (M06)Spencer Hale
Heroes of Truth and IdealsQueen IleneInfiJennyJoeJudyKaiKakoKanataKatoKevinKikoKing of the People of the ValeKyleLayla
LeekuLuisLuisaMakoMalinManukeMarcus's soldiersMauryMeredithMewtwo's creatorsMirandaMisakiMooseMother and daughter
OginPegPeople of the WaterPokémon Baccer teamsRavineRaymondQueen RinRossSabuSchuylerShipShopperShunTaka
TammyTannerTappTatsukiTobiasMr. White

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